Teresa has almost twenty years experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of different end-user organizations ranging from confectionery manufacture to car parts manufacture and distribution. After gaining an upper second in Economics and Statistics at Swansea University, she decided that computers were definitely the way forward. She started her career in IT as a trainee systems analyst, progressing to senior analyst, developing complex systems including an in-house mainframe purchasing system. She gained experience on mid-range systems at a printing plate manufacturer, working as a business analyst.
Teresa was involved in the preparation of proposals for the selection of package systems for the real-time analysis of data from the shop floor and the maintenance department. More recently she has been involved in the worldwide implementation of an enterprise system in a large multinational, designed to streamline the organization's supply chain. The time taken in communications between the various companies within the group became a significant factor, involving the testing and implementation of EDI links within the company as well as with external suppliers. Working with colleagues in a variety of countries and cultures proved challenging, so she decided to add German to the French and Russian learnt at school. She assisted with the testing and roll-out of a Business-to-Business (B2B) e-commerce solution, and was the prime force behind the development of a Corporate Intranet, providing on-line access to user guides and training material.
Teresa joined Butler Group in early 2001, and has contributed to a number of major reports, including Customer Relationship Management, Business Process Management, and Enterprise Application Integration.