Among many other virtues, Nicole is a superconnector. Somewhere out there is someone who already has a solution to your problem. You could spend months trying to find them. Nicole has them on speed-dial.
I’ve not come across anyone as articulate in describing the nuances of our digital worlds.
Her passion for creativity and a wiki-style understanding of what technology enables us to do combined with a little blackbook of contacts which rivals anyone’s in the business makes Nicole an invaluable asset.
Nicole has been a key supporter of IBM’s work to engage the startup community in London. She has been a mentor and advocate of IBM SmartCamp London for several years and a champion for women in technology.
Nicole has not only be an invaluable member of several Innovation Juries, but has also become a great friend of the Festival, offering her unique advice and phenomenal insight into the world of start-ups.
When Maggie Thatcher said “If you want something said ask a man. If you want something done ask a woman” she was talking about Nicole. We got double the work out of our creative dept when Nicole ran it.
We have worked with Nicole a number of years now and it’s always such a pleasure. She is incredibly earnest and kind, a true industry-connector and is always open to helping out our startups to support their growth. Nicole in particular has worked alongside many of our cohorts offering advice, support and mentorship at the earliest stages of their journeys.
Thank you for everything Nicole - I can’t express our gratitude more; you’ve been invaluable to the development of Sound Diplomacy