Eileen Brown – Social Networker

Eileen Brown is CEO of Amastra; a company which helps you achieve your aspirations using offline and online social methods. She has been in a variety of roles in the IT Industry since 1993. After spending 10 years in the Merchant Navy as Shell Tankers first female Deck Officer, Eileen managed a fleet of ships in a container shipping company, IT support, then training and management at a training provider in London, technical consultancy, at HP and Manager of the IT Pro Evangelist team at Microsoft before leaving to start her own company.

Eileen helps companies with their Social Media, strategy and architecture and works to extend their reach to engage better with their customers. She is an accomplished and well-known international speaker and expert on Social Media, Online Branding, Web 2.0 and Unified Communications and is a key advocate for the advancement of Women in Technology.  She explores the art of the possible, looking at how social technology is changing the world we live in, simplifying work and making staff more productive.

Eileen is a member of the IoD, and the BCS.   She is part of the BCS Strategic panel for Women in IT, sits on the BCS Committee for the Essex region and is the Chair of Intellect Women in Technology strategic group. However, her life isn’t spent entirely at her laptop. Away from work, she makes jam and chutney in awesome quantities, tends her flock of chickens, grows organic vegetables and fruit and races around the countryside in her home built 6.6 litre cobra replica car. As much as possible, whenever she encounters warmer waters, she scuba dives as much as possible to get away from the phone…

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