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Gina Guillaume-Joseph, Ph.D., is a Modern-Day Technology Leader Award winner. She was recognized at the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) for outstanding contributions and leadership in systems engineering. Recently,  she announced on Twitter that she was embarking on a new journey as Chief Technology Officer at Workday, financial management, human capital management, and student information system software vendor.

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Gina will leverage her technology implementation experience and network to align Workday with the federal government’s technology transformation strategy. Prior to coming to Workday, she served as director of technology at Capital One, where she supported the HR and People Technology team as a strategic technical advisor.

She matured their agile practices by training the team and implementing the framework to scale resulting in improved product value delivery across the organization. Workday was a key product implemented at Capital One and her team was responsible to ensure that Capital One was leveraging its full capabilities.

Gina spent 16 years supporting the federal government as a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton, L-3 Communications, and The MITRE Corporation. As a systems engineer, she was responsible for implementing key strategic frameworks, solutions, and technology platforms to assist agencies such as the Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Administration, and Social Security Administration overcome technology gaps.

Gina earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston College, a master’s degree in Information systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a doctorate in systems engineering from George Washington University.

A longtime member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, she served as president of the Washington Metro chapter a few years ago. INCOSE members in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia areas work in federal departments that acquire systems for the U.S. government, and top technology firms in the area.

The Modern-Day Technology Leader award presented at the BEYA Conference in Washington D.C. recognizes an individual’s commitment to shaping the future of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by developing innovative technology or doing research for leading technology industries.

Gina has also served as an adjunct professor and doctoral research advisor at The George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science, and as an adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering. In addition, she worked as a test engineer at Sprint Nextel for a year and was a developer intern for Sun Microsystems.

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