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Fariha is an empathetic and collaborative leader who thrives in fast paced, innovation-led organizations. As an expert in personalization technology, she has created innovative marketing solutions for the healthcare, insurance and consumer industries. Also, as an agile pioneer, Fariha has set up scrum-based program management offices that span multiple geographies. Fariha’s career spans large companies, startups, non-profits and government organizations.
She has managed the creation of one of the healthcare industry’s leading marketing platforms for a 5000+ person global technology provider. She has also led the successful integration of corporate acquisitions at the technical, product and process levels. Additionally, she has helped Skyhook flourish from a 25 person startup to one of the premier providers of location based personalization technologies, with a successful exit to Liberty Media, a Fortune 1000 conglomerate. Previously, she led the growth of Agencyport, an innovative insurance personalization startup which was acquired by Accenture’s insurance division.
As a Director of the Board of one of the largest and most progressive faith-based non-profits in the Boston area, she led community outreach, especially to the youth members. She also instituted processes to allow more efficient scaling of the overall organization. She has driven registration, enrollment and access for 12,000+ public health stakeholders at one of North America’s leading government healthcare portals.
Fariha’s education started with her bachelor’s at California University of Pennsylvania, a small liberal arts college in the US. She continued with her master’s at the University of Birmingham, the leading computer science program in the UK. She recently completed an Executive Leadership program at Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business, one of the first women’s leadership institutes in US.
Innovating in Wellness using Design Thinking: An Interactive Workshop
With workplace wellness becoming an ever more critical benefit in attracting and retaining top talent, how do employers ensure that their offerings are best-in-class? This workshop offers an approach to designing such an offering. Using an interactive design thinking methodology, they will help the participants develop innovative solutions that don’t just satisfy employees, but also delight them!
No prior experience with design thinking or innovation required. They will teach you how to do that. You will, however, be expected to work collaboratively in a fast-paced team and pitch your ideas for a chance to win some exciting prizes!