20 September 2018
People and technology drive the success of Celaton. In previous employee spotlights, we have focused on the talented and knowledgeable individuals who are responsible for developing, deploying and supporting customers with our intelligent automation platform, inSTREAM.
In these interviews, we'll also focus on the commercial and creative team members who help to drive this vision and who seek to understand customers’ needs and the world around us – ultimately enabling us to deliver a better service.
One such team member is Marketing Manager, Chinia Green who has been with Celaton for 3 years and is responsible for understanding the ever-changing Intelligent Automation market and communicating our messaging and brand. We had a quick chat with Chinia to find out more about her.
What 3 words would you use to describe Celaton?
It's all about people, capability and reputation. People, because one of the defining features of Celaton and what makes it such a special place to work is its people. Not only does everyone have a real passion and drive to do the best job, but they also have a unique ability to always see the positive. When you’re having a bad day, someone will go out of their way to make you a cup of tea or make you smile, even if they are also having a tough time. It's that level of care and camaraderie that makes Celaton such a great place to work.
Capability, because Celaton is known for its innovative technology. It was one of the first to identify the need for a software delivered as service to help companies to make sense of the mountain of unstructured information they were receiving on a daily basis. It continues to apply and develop its machine learning platform to help solve the real challenges organisations face in dealing with the plethora of information they receive every day.
Reputation is precious to Celaton because it's hard earned. The reality is that reputation is created through a combination of our people and capability. This comes out through the case studies we create with customers which is better than any award in my opinion.
How has Celaton helped with your career development?
Management and in particular our CEO, have a fantastic ability to see the potential of people, even if the individual doesn’t see it themselves. It is through instilling confidence and supporting me that they have helped with my career development the most. enabling me to continuously learn, explore and try different ideas has instilled a lot of self-confidence and reassurance that I do know what I am doing (well at least most of the time).
What is your favourite thing about working at Celaton?
The sense of humour of everyone. I can’t remember a day since starting here when I haven’t laughed at least once and as we spend a large portion of our lives at work, it's important to have fun.
Before working at Celaton what was the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
I worked at a garden centre part-time during my A-Levels and University studies. I spent most of my time serving customers on the tills, but occasionally I would be allowed to go outside and water the plants, make a display or prune something. I really enjoyed this as I love gardening and it was usually summer when I worked there so it enabled me to make the most of the sunshine.
What is the most important thing you’ve learnt in the last 5 years?
You can’t do everything. As much as I like to think I am Superwoman, sometimes you can ask for help and it is OK to do that.
What children’s character can you relate to most and why?
Matilda created by Roald Dahl. It was and still is one of my favourite books. Unlike the book, my parents are amazing and I grew up in a very loving home, but I was obsessed with reading growing up (I wish I had more time to read now). It is the escapism and creativity of imagination that books provided Matilda with which I love and let’s face it who wouldn’t love to have magical powers?
Tell me something about you we don't know.
When I was 7 Years old, I won a Blue Peter badge in a competition to design a robot. My robot was able to learn about fire risks and fix the threats to save lives. OK it’s not all too sophisticated and I think a lot of PVA glue was involved, but I find it funny that I now work for a company that uses Machine Learning in its software.
What three things would you take to a desert island?
Spotify – I listen to music or podcasts all the time. I honestly don’t think I’d be able to cope in silence for too long and my signing really isn’t that great.
Bleach – I am known for being a bit obsessed with cleaning and in my opinion, there is nothing better than the smell of a clean kitchen or bathroom. I guess it would also be a handy snake and spider deterrent as well!
My bed – It is the best purchase I ever made and one of my favourite places in the world.
Your ideal place for a holiday?
This is a tricky question because typically I would choose a beach holiday abroad, however with the summer that the UK has just had, I am inclined to say that my ideal place for a holiday would be Cornwall or Devon in the summer (although that is never a guarantee of sunshine).