Read about Nina Brandt
Senior Programme Management Officer
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?
I have actually always worked in programme management, but technology has been a key ingredient for improving the experience of clients and colleagues in engaging with the programmes. Without technology, I wouldn't have been able to deliver the most up-to-date products and services, in line with the ever-changing needs of clients, especially in the area of knowledge sharing and virtual engagement. Knowledge Sharing is a superpower (technology is the enabler).
What has been your favorite IT project at the United Nations and what was your technical contribution?
Conceptualizing and implementing a digital capacity development vision for UN DESA and Transforming a print/web subscription to a digital marketplace.
What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?
Technology is ultimately about people. It's an enabler so that people can do their job, be connected, have access to information, and participate in decision-making. It is as much about technical solutions as it is about human needs and behavior. The axis between technology and human psychology is so interesting (including the topic of digital culture). Find your own area that fascinates you and where you can have an impact. The sky is the limit, and tech and people skills are in high demand.