My name is Nahia Orduña, and I am currently a Senior Manager in the area of Data and Analytics at one of the biggest telecommunication companies in the world. I have studied Engineering in Electronics, I have a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, I hold a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business, and an MBA with a thesis in how to use Big Data to optimize telecommunication services. I have over 15 years’ experience in International IT and Tech companies and have held different roles in the field: Network Engineer, Software Engineer, Solution Architect, Solution Director and agile Product Owner in three different countries. I speak Spanish, Basque, English, German and Data.
It is my pleasure to share my experience in the field around topics such as the Future of Work, Big Data and AI. I am also one of the leaders of the Women in Big Data organization, where I regularly engage, and share thought leadership in forums to encourage and promote diversity in data careers. I have won the Data Leader of the Year Europe 2019 Award at the Women in IT Summit & Awards summit awards. In 2020 I have been recognized as one of the inspiring women in the city of Munich in the initiative “Extraordinary Women” #sieINSPIRIERTmich.
Why am I doing this?
I used to think that being well educated in many different technical fields would advance my career until I retired. This is not the reality. I have had to reinvent myself many times in my professional life; either there was a crisis, my position was at risk, or because I simply needed a new challenge.
During my MBA, I discovered the world of Big Data and the future of digital careers. During this time, my kids came into the world and I became more and more aware of how hard it was for me, and for many women like me, to go back to work. I also noticed how some of my older colleagues, male or female, struggled to find opportunities for a variety of reasons. For example, those older colleagues who did not have a technical background saw their jobs becoming less strategic.
I believe the world would be a better place if we all make the best use of our talents.
So, I decided to take this as an opportunity and focus my energy on guiding people to pursue careers in the digital workplace, no matter their gender, age, background or career experience. I strive to bring technology topics closer to people and share my expertise, my experience, and most of all, the important tips-and-tricks to help others succeed.
What am I doing now?
I am a keynote speaker and an inspirational motivator. I share my expertise in the Future of Work, digital transformation, Big Data, and AI through live audience presentations, articles, podcasts and interviews. As one of the leaders of the Women in Big Data organization, I can educate, influence, and encourage more diversity in data careers.
I invite you to go through the Resources Page and have a look yourself!