Head of Innovation Ericsson Australia & New Zealand
Sarah’s background is in marketing, sales and strategy. A common thread in her 15 year+ career history is her passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. One of her earliest roles involved supporting the incubation, launch and spinning-out of a new software business. For several years she orchestrated tri-way partnerships between Ericsson, start-ups and telcos, and more recently she led Ericsson’s government and enterprise practice for Australia and South East Asia to drive digital transformation projects in industries such as Utilities, Transport, Public Safety and Smart Cities.
This was a role that Sarah and a colleague job-shared for 4 years up until the end of 2015. During this time the pair were recognised as one of Australia’s Top 5 ‘Powerful Part Timers’. Today, Sarah's situation is still rare; she works part-time as a member of the local Ericsson Executive Team, reporting to the CEO as Head of Innovation. In industry, Sarah sits on the Executive Council of the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA).
Sarah’s other side gig is as a public speaker on diversity & inclusion and the future of work. Sarah became a vocal advocate for D&I and challenging traditional notions of work and job design when she returned to work after becoming a mum. Sarah is active as Executive Sponsor of Ericsson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, and as a speaker in industry.
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