Kayleigh Oliver’s experience within development and testing for web, games, cloud services, mobile, and virtual reality apps spans over 14 years within award-winning tech companies. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our latest feature.
For those who are unfamiliar, can you tell us a bit about yourself and the work that you do?
I’m Kayleigh Oliver, the CTO at Projected where we’re on a mission to remove the complexity of business forecasting. For this role, I’m not only responsible for crafting and executing the longer-term technical strategic plan, identifying the exact resources necessary to put that plan into action, but I also oversee the entire process from start to finish, help to deliver features and maintain the product. Prior to this, I was the QA and Release manager for Immerse for over five years. I helped define and oversee the quality of all aspects of the projects delivered, while building an effective team of QA engineers.
Lastly, I’m also the founder of Junction 5 Studios Ltd where we’re building an app to showcase and highlight Black British figures both historical and current day leaders.
I’ve been featured in Forbes and the Financial Times, I was the Precious Awards Leadership awardee 2021, and was recently named one of fifty most Inspiring Women in Tech in the UK.
What expertise are you bringing as a judge for The Lovie Awards?
I’ve been fortunate to work at award winning tech companies both large and small where I’ve been exposed to cutting edge technologies. This has led me to gain a deep understanding of product management and systems architecture across web, mobile, games, and virtual reality to effectively communicate and serve the user’s needs.
What are you most looking forward to about reviewing this year’s Lovie Awards entries?
I’m very interested to review entries linked to XR technologies. Over the last five years, I’ve witnessed first-hand the improvement of this type of tech. The barrier to entry has also been greatly reduced because of the cost of hardware decreasing for enterprise and consumers. The challenges that VR and AR are being used to solve are definitely exciting.
What piece of creative work on the Internet has recently inspired you, and why? (A campaign, experience, film, social series, etc.)
Recently, the Black Cultural Archives in partnership with Snapchat, created Hidden Black Stories’ app which is an immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience. It uncovers Black stories that are hidden in the public realm. It’s great to see other projects centred around Black history utilising tech for good.
What emerging trend or technology are you most excited about in your field of work?
I’ve really exciting about delving into AI and ML. Particularly, I’m interested in how it can be used within financial software to help guide business owners to make better decisions.
The chance to get your work in front of Kayleigh is NOW! Enter before the Final Entry Deadline on 24th June here.