Meet the Speaker — Rebecca Taylor

Women In Tech Summit
3 min readJun 14, 2023

Rebecca Taylor is a Threat Intelligence Knowledge Manager at Secureworks. Her session at WITS Virtual Summit is Knowledge²– Organisational Intelligence & Inclusivity.

Why is speaking at WITS important to you?

The Women in Tech Summit is a fantastic and trusted space for sharing innovative techniques, thought leadership, and for embracing change. I am keen to share more on what we can all do to better practice inclusivity when it comes to our organisational intelligence, in an environment where other individuals are open and accepting of new ideas and are wanting to include others to the best of their ability. WITS as a conference are advocating for underrepresented groups in the technology space, which is why it is such a fabulous place to share my perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion.

What or who inspires you?

My 5 year old daughter inspires me to push hard and strive for more. I want to set as strong an example as possible and show her she can dream big and achieve so much, and still be a present, positive member of her community and of her family.

Most useful article you’ve read in the last month

Whilst researching for a ‘Lunch & Learn’ I found this incredibly interesting publication by Digital Scotland on Neurodiversity in Tech — neurodiversity-in-digital-technology-summary-report.pdf (skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk). There is significant neurodivergent representation in tech and more specifically in cyber, and so we must do more to equip these team members, our customers and leaders to be successful and able to truly access and benefit from all the technology space has to offer.

When you were a kid what was your dream job?

As a child I wanted to be a teacher! Whilst I am not in that position now, I do use my ‘inner teacher’ regularly to deliver training.

Tell us something about your session

If we want our teams, colleagues and customers to all follow the same processes and procedures, leverage the same tool sets, and be bound by the same organisational responsibilities, we need to make sure such knowledge is searchable and accessible to all. My session will delve into the differing types of organisational knowledge you may see, and the small tweaks, reasonable adjustments and behavioural changes we can all make to demonstrate inclusivity and aid collaboration.

What other sessions or speakers are you most excited to see?

One session which I think is incredibly important and SO TRUE is being delivered by Morgan Bell and is called ‘We don’t all have to code — exploring various roles in tech’. There are a vast array of roles and opportunities in the tech space, which this presentation will further highlight and demonstrate!

I am also keen to attend the session ‘Introducing AWS’ by Gurvinder Mahajan. Cloud services are being used more and more particularly for infrastructure and operations. I am excited to get to grips with the basics, and then step out and think how I can build what I have learnt into my knowledge management process and procedures.

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