We warmly invite you to OxFEST ‘Inspiring STEM’ speaker series event with Kate Platonova (bio below), a Computer Science graduate and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley. The event will take place on 11th February (HT4) starting at 6.30pm in New Biochemistry, and Kate will discuss her career in technology and finance, how she managed to combine the demands of professional and personal life and what she would have differently in retrospect. Refreshments will be served afterwards.Everyone is welcome to attend the event, regardless of course, year, or gender. The event is free for OxFEST members; a £3 charge applies to non-members. Lifetime membership on the door is £6.

Kate’s biography:

Kate joined Morgan Stanley in August 2012, leading key aspects of enterprise data modelling for multiple asset classes, including Equity Derivatives, Credit Lending and Securitized Structured Products. Kate has 13 years of experience that span across a number of application development, data analysis and data architecture roles in major UK and US-based financial service institutions, including JP Morgan Chase and Barclays Capital. Kate holds an MBA degree with specialization in Finance, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Franklin University (Columbus, Ohio, USA). In Jan 2014, Kate was promoted to Executive Director. Outside of work, Kate enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with her family. Kate is also very passionate about making a difference in her local community through helping residents connect with various charities. In 2014 she was asked to join the board of The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation as a trustee.

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