Maryse is a lean / agile solution architect who has been working in IT since 2008. She graduated as a linguist (neurolinguistics) and started off as a project manager. She got into IT because it seemed – at the time – that her focus on people and sensitivity for what is actually really needed in solution engineering – would add value. It still does. Now working as a solution architect she’s convinced that in her daily job the added value of combining technical ability with emotional intelligence is tremendous. Inspiring more women to consider a career in tech is one of her ambitions. To Maryse lean and agile philosophy is a way of life – and she’s convinced that a focus on agile might bring about more women in IT.