Thais Ruiz de Alda

Managing Director - Spain

I have been working in the digital industry since 1999, playing different roles: ecommerce marketing, digital industry association manager, business consultant, teacher, chief digital strategy in different multinational companies. My previous job before joining ThoughtWorks was at Barcelona City Hall, where I was the Digital Strategy Director.

I love tech and tech scene because I am always learning, as it evolves constantly. The disruptive consequences of technology and its social impact in society is also a topic which I like to read about.

I joined ThoughtWorks in October 2016 as ThoughtWorks Spain Managing Director, pairing with my now friend, Gabriel Notari. We have both the challenge to open the first ThoughtWorks office in Spain and become an active player in the tech local scene.

The Interview

The thing I love most about my work is

This is the first time I can see how a corporate culture includes social and ethical values in our daily activity. This environment and the people who I work with is what I most appreciate.

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

A friend who had friends working in US. I helped connecting Barcelona tech players with ThoughtWorks and offered to join. This is an amazing trip to a social innovative tech company.

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

So far, UK, Brazil, and planning next visits to Germany, South Africa and China.