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Ness Connection: Frances Chalmers

For the mum of three, her two sons and a Dachshund, Frances is a busy mom, with her family being her first and foremost priority. However, Frances found her passion for IT/digital and data through the Xerox graduate program after she graduated from University.

Tell us about your professional journey.

It was an excellent start for me to join Xerox. Little did I know that I had joined the most exciting, world-changing industry.
Having founded an omnichannel business in 2005 and selling it to JD Sports after nine years, I always have that itch every entrepreneur needs to be scratched. Ness is a very entrepreneurial business, and I’ve found a home that allows me to nurture my passion! I am pleased to have found a great tech family in Ness.
I look forward to participating in the incredible growth journey.

What is your passion?

I’m passionate about being the best I can be at everything I do. I believe that life is short, and it’s for living. There is so much we can achieve if we put our minds to it, particularly when passionate individuals unite as a team. I was taught long ago that “we can be anything we want to be,” and I live by that. Stay positive, exercise, and be strong.

What are the most promising industry trends to watch out for this year?

Businesses go through a flurry of downsizing during times of economic uncertainty. These periods bring opportunities for businesses to work on their agility and focus on what’s next. The OTT space is going through tremendous growth with a renewed focus on advertising, which is very exciting when combined with modern data processing capabilities. Companies in the SVOD space are looking are in the process of understanding their audiences better. The Gaming industry, closer to my heart, is seeing a massive innovation that is revolutionizing gaming platforms and bringing new possibilities to the gaming community across the globe.

What is the one thing you would like to tick off your bucket list this year?

I kept promising myself that I would take up ballet and dance. Finally, I think I’m still agile enough to do it. Watch this space!

What is the Morning Raga that helps you to take the day head-on and conquer?

For me, mornings are the BEST part of the day. I start my day at 5:30 am with a strong coffee and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), followed by my brew of green tea, fresh ginger, and lemon, which I drink cold throughout the day. Exercise is key to my mental and physical strength. Strong body, strong mind!