Gry Stene is an award-winning thought leader in digital transformation and product management. She is a ‘geek-speak’ to business translator and is known by many as ‘The Geek Whisperer’.
With over 30 remarkable and passionate years in the tech industry, Gry is the linchpin in communication between business and tech. She works with conceptual-stage start-ups through to global conglomerates, orchestrating a balance between best processes and systems, people, technology and culture to deliver optimum outcomes for all stakeholders.
Uniquely in the ‘tech space’, Gry is unwaveringly committed to driving social change. She is a tech communications coach and a mentor to women and young people who share her passion to redefine STEM as STEAM – injecting arts and humanity into conventional Science, Technology Engineering and Maths. In this way Gry is able to create real opportunities for women or those previously overlooked within traditional tech roles.
Gry holds BSc (Hon) in Computation from The University of Manchester and an MBA from The University of Western Australia. She founded KinChip Systems, a digital health company, and is currently running social enterprise, STEAM Engine Global, which she founded to help bridge the gap between education and the workplace in today’s digital world. Through STEAM Engine Global, she works with government, industry, education, NFPs and community organisations to create inclusive cultures and create career pathways for people who are underrepresented in IT.
Gry’s passion for diversity, inclusion and social development as a fundamental component of technological innovation is evident in her keynote speaking, as well as in her mentoring roles with The Smith Family, Rare Birds, Just Start IT and WIMWA (Women in Mining Western Australia).
In her rare moments of spare time, you’ll find Gry enjoying time at the beach with the dogs near her home in Perth, Western Australia, enjoying food and wine with friends, theatre, live music and fulfilling an unending passion for travelling, living well and learning.