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Suzanne Harkins

Harkins & Associates
Philadelphia area, USA and London, United Kingdom
My career experiences have been diverse, but with a common theme: understanding people, markets, technologies, and cultures, and then working behind the scenes to solve problems for people.

In my current role of CEO of Harkins & Associates, Inc., I lead our efforts in bringing our product – the ‘Real-Time Program Audit (RTPA)’ – to market. We are a family software and consulting company with more than 50 years of experience in IBM systems. With application auditing products designed by an ex-IBM Senior Systems Engineer, we are focused on providing new insights into old and new RPG, COBOL, CL, and other language programs.

Some things I have done in the past:
- a role as IBM Market Intelligence Coordinator at Ogilvy & Mather
- a PhD in Sociology, with work focused on research methodologies and cultural practices
- Secured funding for and organized the set up of a 5-partner consortium to develop and deliver a multi-national digital education initiative.

What I love to do is spot opportunities and focus on the contextual side of technology. With developments in areas such as machine learning, cloud technologies, and an increased focus on observability, there has perhaps never been a more interesting time in computing.