Joanne Thurlow

Head of IT, Siemens Energy, Industrial Applications Solutions

Canadian born, I have spent 15+ years living in multiple European countries, making Isle of Man home since early 2021. My passion is to educate, inspire and enable transformation – for individuals, teams, organizations and technology.

With 30+ years in Tech, I have an extensive knowledge of IT. Today’s focus is on digital business transformation, IoT, tech-enabled sustainability, agile working, and new organizational models.

Currently Head of IT for Siemens Energy Industrial Application Solutions (SE IA), I partner with business providing strategic, innovative, cost sensitive and engineering-centric IT environments in over 40+ countries. As a leading organization in Energy transformation, SE IA engineers innovative electric, automation, and digital products, solutions and services for multiple vertical markets.

I am committed to providing leadership, inspiration, motivation, strategic consulting, and market insights through various avenues- a Digital Isle of Man Executive board member; Committee member of LOVE TECH (IOM) promoting STEM careers for girls & young women; or as a global speaker at various conferences. I am now working on my first business book ‘Team Management – as learned from the back of a Dog Sled’ to be published early 2022. Recently I have been awarded the recognition of being one of the top 200 Strong Women in IT report.