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Julie Woods-Moss

Chief marketing officer

I am the chief marketing officer for ThoughtWorks. As a digital leader with deep insights in cloud, mobile, IoT, augmented reality, machine learning, and marketing technologies, I have worked with startups to Fortune 500 companies for more than 30 years.

I joined Tata Communications in 2012, where I was the first chief marketing and innovation officer. I played a key role in the successful transformation of Tata Communications, building a global enterprise brand from scratch on a limited budget, and creating partnership ecosystems with a variety of technology and cloud companies. Whilst at Tata Communications, I was also CEO of the Nextgen Business, where I built a $300M dollar business. I was also a member of the Tata Group Brand advisory board, overseeing the Tata brand, a global top 50 brand.

Most recently, I have served as an advisor for McKinsey & Company and Mu Sigma Inc. Previously, I was president of strategy, marketing, and product at BT Global Services and held senior positions at Liberty Media and IBM. I currently serve as chair of the board of dunnhumby, and am an independent director at Grosvenor Liverpool Ltd.

In 2017, I was honored to be ranked the 16th most influential CMO in the world by Forbes, and in 2018 Inspiring50 rated me as one of the Top 50 most inspiring women in technology in the UK. As an avid tweeter, I was rated a global top 12 CMO to follow on Twitter by Mar Tech Series in 2018. I am a member of the CNBC CMO council.

I am passionate about women in STEM: I founded Tata Communications' ‘Winning Mix’ group, which was established to improve policies and programmes to promote the professional development of women and minorities.

I live in the UK with my husband and two sons. I enjoy being active with running, cycling, and pilates, and I love to relax with writing. 

The Interview

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

 Linkedin and Thoughtworks amazing internal recruitment team.

My geeky passion is

sleep devices.

The thing I love most about my work is

getting to work with incredibly smart and collaborative colleagues in a company that is really making a positive impact in the world. 

If I could fix one of the world's problems, I'd put my powers to use on behalf of

social mobility. My father started working at 13 years old and was a coal miner. He worked his way up with determination and talent and became successful. I was the first in my family to go to university. How you progress in life shouldn’t be defined by where you live and the wealth you were born with.