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Camilla Falconi Crispim

Lead Consultant and Technical Assistant for the CTO

I'm a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks with more than 10 years experience in the tech industry, having worked in software projects across different fields. I've been at ThoughtWorks since 2013, solving different kinds of problems while playing roles such as developer, consultant, technical leader, trainer, and coach. More recently, I play the role of Technical Assistant (TA) for Rebecca Parsons, CTO at ThoughtWorks. As a member of the Office of the CTO, I've been the leverage point for ThoughtWorks' tech organisation and have led the creation of both the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar and the ThoughtWorks Global Technology Strategy.

I have a deep interest in Agile principles and techniques, Software Development and Software Delivery, Architecture, Engineering Practices and Technical Leadership, and have been active in the tech community and speaking in conferences across Brazil, sharing knowledge and experience – which is one of my passions. I'm a passionate advocate for equality and committed to using my position to represent women and LBGTQI in technology as a change agent in tech conferences and communities; breaking typical tech industry stereotypes.

My past experiences include being a trainer at ThoughtWorks University, helping develop the next generation of ThoughtWorkers; and championing and organising events which are focused on bringing and upskilling Women in IT. Prior to ThoughtWorks, I worked as developer and consultant for Accenture; and was part of R&D projects in partnership with Chesf, a Eletrobras company considered one of the largest generation and transmission power systems in Brazil.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree and a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), in Brazil. 

The Interview

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

When I was doing my Masters at the Federal University in my hometown and ThoughtWorks hosted a recruitment event there. What Camila Tartari – the recruiter – said when presenting the company made my eyes shine and it was love at the first sigh. 

The thing I'm most proud of from my time here is

Have been selected to play the Technical Assistant for Rebecca and the Tech Organisation of ThoughtWorks. This role made me realize that as enabler you accomplish just as much as a do-er does.

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

Four out of the six continents, including Atlanta, Barcelona, Bangalore, Beijing, Dallas, Hamburg, London, Melbourne, Pune, Quito, San Francisco, Sydney; among many other cities in Brazil.

My geeky passion is

Technology. Technology as the enabler of business and innovation to deliver value. Not technology for the sake of technology.