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WITI Women | Debi van Flymen

Debi van FlymenDebi van Flymen
Director of Eviciti Univerciti
Eviciti Corp.

Debi van Flymen joined the Eviciti Corp. team in September 1999. She spearheads this e-business leader's learning initiatives enterprise wide as the Director of Eviciti Univerciti. Van Flymen creates, develops, implements and measures the effectiveness of strategic learning initiatives for Eviciti's staff, customers, partners and stakeholders. She is also developing Eviciti's premier e-business curriculum to be launched later this year.

Van Flymen began her IT career in her native South Africa, where she worked with leading organizations in the architecture, project management, development, deployment and maintenance of information technology solutions. As an entrepreneur, she launched her own consulting practice in Johannesburg. She has developed international expertise in the areas of Internet, e-business, e-commerce and on-line marketing. Van Flymen enjoys consulting at the executive level and her strategic vision and analysis have led to many successful engagements. Her international experience spans the IT, pharmaceutical, airline, banking, motor vehicle, agriculture, eco-tourism, petro-chemicals, and mining industries, amongst others.

A noted and respected industry spokeswoman, van Flymen participates as a speaker and panelist at conferences, seminars and trade-shows she has developed a reputation as an international educator, "e-business evangelist" and an advocate for women in business and technology.

Van Flymen is also the regional director for WITI in Indiana where she is in the process of launching a new WITI chapter based in Indianapolis (where she resides with her son).

Debi van Flymen answers these questions:
1. What was your first job in technology?
2. Who has been your most significant mentor? Why?
3. What has been your greatest challenge and what strategies did you use to overcome obstacles?
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
5. What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?
6. What new technology do you believe will have the most positive impact on the world in the next 20 years? The most negative impact?

On the lighter side:
1. If you could have dinner with any 2 people (living or not), who would they be?
2. What was the last book you read? What books do you love to recommend?
3. If you were to choose a different profession, what would it be?
4. What is your definition of success?

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