A catch up with Helen Lomas, Principal Consultant in Transformation, Technology and People

Posted: 17th August 2022 Helen Lomas, Principal Consultant

In this article, we catch up with Helen Lomas, new starter and Principal Consultant at Altair in the TTP Team. Find out more about her work in technology, social housing and organisational excellence.

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As one of the newest members of the team at Altair, tell us about your background and experience so far:

For the last year, I have been working with a top-tier Microsoft Dynamics partner as a Change Architect. My focus was very much on leading people through digital transformations, maximising the return on investment through effective engagement and adoption.

Prior to this, I spent nine years in senior IT roles within Social Housing, giving me a solid understanding of the breadth of services offered by sector and its unique challenges.

What attracted you most to join Altair?

Having spent the last year working with financial, legal and other service sector clients, I have a new appreciation for the Social Housing sector which is much more progressive than it gives itself credit for. The sector is rich with technology options to facilitate improvements in business practices.

The challenge is in deciding the right suite of applications to delight both staff and customers, and this is where we, at Altair, can help.

I’m excited to be part of a great team that brings a truly holistic approach to working with clients. People, process, technology, and information working together to make your business better.

What areas are you most excited about working in over the next year?

I’m looking forward to bringing the techniques I’ve learned over the last year back to the housing sector. Getting hands-on designing and running workshops to elucidate business needs, bringing in my expertise around technology strategic design and delivery, and layering that with a deep consideration of the people side of digital change.

Technology offers a great set of tools to make things easier, and I love to encourage people to come up with the ideas for themselves as that leads to far better engagement and adoption of new digital approaches.

In my previous role, we worked with a number of clients creating ‘solutions communities’ within client organisations, it would be great to bring this concept to social housing too.

What expertise do you bring that you think will be of most value to your role at Altair, and what skills are you hoping to develop?

My focus has always been on solving business problems and maximising opportunities through sustainable use of technology solutions. My change management and design thinking techniques coupled with an extensive background in all aspects of solutions delivery, allow me to explore business needs in a strategic-focused, technology-agnostic and people-centric way to build overarching solution blueprints that add tangible value.

How do you like to spend your free time? What do you do on weekends?

When not working, I’m usually out riding my horse or walking my dogs. I do the occasional dressage competition, a bit of jumping and the annual ‘cowboy camp’. Both my horse and my dogs love a good run on the nearby moors. I am blessed to live on the edge of the Peak District but also like to get further afield for long hikes and a spot of camping for a proper digital detox.

 

If you enjoyed this catch up with Helen, you can find out more by viewing her Altair profile here.

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