Meet Emma Pardines

Meet Emma Pardines, an experienced professional with over two decades of experience in the IT industry. In this Q&A, Emma shares insights into her career journey and provides a glimpse into the person behind the professional.

  • What’s your career background?

I’ve worked in the IT industry for the past 20 years (where has the time gone, it’s flown by). Most recently, I was a Software consultant in the tech stack areas of Power BI, Azure, and Power Platform but had started my career as a developer. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to gain exposure in many different roles, from developing websites & custom-built solutions to working with data migrations, which ultimately led me on the path to data analysis and Power BI.

  • What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

The team at Solab is so friendly and has incredible experience and technical knowledge, which was a huge plus for me. Working with such an amazing team will help me to expand my knowledge but also allow me to work on challenging projects with Onboard Tracker.

  • Other than work, what else are you passionate about in life?

I love all kinds of stuff outside work. I am usually busy entertaining my 9-year-old son Oliver & helping him with his Lego building mech designs! Country walks are a popular activity for our whole family too. When I have time for myself, I love reading, listening to music, and crafting with epoxy or Jesmonite, and definitely want to try tufting at some point. Other than that, I love Reiki, yoga, and all kinds of Spiritual alchemy.

  • What has been your biggest challenge, personally or professionally?

My biggest challenge has got to be buying an old house a week before COVIDand trying to work the logistics of the renovations while in lockdown. It certainly gives me lots of laughs now when I look back at the things we had to do!

  • What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

My best piece of advice is to always follow your heart and not your head. Also always treat people with the same kindness & respect you would want them to show you.

  • When you were 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was 5, I remember I wanted to travel the world like a little Dora explorer and have lots of adventures, haha. I’ve checked a few places off the bucket list but still many more to go.

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