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ISG Digital Dish Episode 2: Pay checks or Passion, with Maria Pardee of DXC Technology

Should you be thinking about following your heart or your head when it comes to career decisions? That’s one of the key themes of this episode of the ISG Digital Dish podcast. Co-hosts Jeanne Cuff, Julie Fernandez and Lois Coatney also discuss tips they’ve picked up along the way that can be applied at both a professional and personal level.  Their guest this week, Maria Pardee, Vice President and General Manager at DXC Technology delivers a wealth of advice for women about where their focus should be at the start of their careers, along with great insights on developments in the digital workplace. Listen in as they explore the importance of making and meeting commitments, building personal reputation and being the best version of yourself during your career.


About the authors

Lois is a recognized expert in the field of Service Management and Governance. As Partner and President, ISG GovernX®, she drives innovation and industry leading practices in the area of service integration, operational effectiveness and operating model transformation. She brings more than 25 years of experience in IT operations transformation to her work with such ISG clients as Abbott, CNA, Exelon, Loblaw, Monsanto, Pitney Bowes and United Technologies.
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With more than 25 years of industry and consulting experience, Julie is an invaluable advisor for enterprises needing to evaluate and assess alternatives for multi-process HR service delivery, including workforce administration, payroll, benefits, compensation, recruiting, technology, learning, and talent management. Julie leads complex global HR assessments and transactions around the world. Prior to joining ISG, Julie worked for nearly a decade as an independent consultant, providing market research, vendor assessments, systems testing and implementation consulting to a broad community of benefits administration vendors and human resources departments. Julie started her career in human resources outsourcing, establishing shared service centers for a national benefits consulting and administration firm. She is a well-published thought leader in her field.

Jeanne Cuff is an Associate Director in the Governance Services-Managed Services organization who brings a broad set of experiences to support ISG clients. Jeanne has over 20 years of senior leadership and consulting roles in operations, human resources, network and SaaS.