Twenty Question Tuesdays #10

Hello there!

Welcome to the latest edition of Twenty Question Tuesdays with TechHub Swansea.

Last week we met David Wragg, a Materials Development Engineer at HiETA Technologies Ltd. This week, we turn to Gemma from CDSM.

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So, over to Gemma and her 20 answers...

1. What is your expertise?

Marketing and Comms, I used to work in IT recruitment.

2. Tell us what a normal day for you looks like.

In work for 9, check the leads, emails and ongoing campaigns. Usually then a bit of content generation and development for public and private sector things. I also run the blog and work on our SEO. I have the job of applying for awards we might be able to get and managing events. I also did a lot of working on getting our new website up, it was challenging as we did it all in house and obviously customers have to come first.

I normally go to the gym after work while my husband goes surfing!

3. How long have you been involved in Tech?

About 4 and a half years

4. What does your company do?

I think the other CDSM guys will have given you much better answers for this!

5. What role do you have now and how long have you been in it?

IT marketing - 4 month.

6. How did you end up in your current role?

Background in the IT sector and a personal interest in marketing. I already knew the lingo and had sales experience.

7. Whats the most rewarding thing about your job, what makes it all worthwhile?

Seeing the process work, seeing organic leads come in is really cool.

8. What are your greatest achievements to date?

Implementing brand new strategies and our new website. I’m pretty proud of the person I’ve become, I’m confident and will always speak my mind!

9. What do you do when you’re not in work?

Gym, photography and baking! I used to play netball, but not so much any more. I volunteered with the “Art Across the City” project. I love animals and have a cat called Sian who’s 17 now. I love travelling and go on Safari as much as I can. Oh and I love the Swans!

10. Which area do you live in and how long have you been living there?

Swansea. Well, Cockett for 2 years but I’ve been in Swansea for 9.

11. What would you like to see happen to your Tech Scene immediately and in the future?

Larger presence for CDSM in Swansea, especially with the Tidal Lagoon and other Swansea Development projects.

12. If you had to recommend one book, film or game to me, what would it be and why?

Kite Runner by Khaled Hossini or the film Birdsong.

13. Name three things you would take with you on a foreign holiday.

Camera, sun block and my husband.

14. Mac, Linux or PC?

Mac

15. Xbox, PS4, or PC (or other)?

Not sure now but PC.

16. What is your claim to fame?

I was interviewed for the Guardian and BBC Website when I was working in IT recruitment.

17. If they made a film of your life, who would play you?

Scarlett Johansson, because my husband likes her!

18. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Leonardo DiCaprio

19. Tell us something about yourself that people wouldn’t expect.

I love urban exploration, I explored the Swansea Copper works before they were the renovation but the coolest place I’ve been is an abandoned mental asylum in Mid-Wales.

20. What's your superpower, or what's your spirit animal?

Teleportation!

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