Sara Sharkey

Sara Sharkey

Strategy and Operations Director, Prolinx
United Kingdom
Brig (Rtd) Sara Sharkey CBE MSc BSc CENg MIET served in the British Army for 30 years. Recognising the dominance of data, applications and cloud for military strategic advantage she spearheaded the transformation of Army information services to agile software development practices and shared data services.  Subsequently appointed to lead the development of shared Defence cloud and application services she was awarded a CBE for her actions in leading Defence's digital response to COVID. In 2021 Sara joined Deloitte to lead the Deloitte Digital in Defence Account supporting digital transformation spanning Artificial Intelligence to re-imagining cloud migration for clients.  Sara joined Prolinx , an SME assured cloud services technology company in June 24 as Strategy and Operations Director.
Sara supported the formation of the Royal Signals Inspiring Women in Technology Forum and as a mother of daughters is an ardent advocate for supporting the recruitment and retention of women in technical and especially software roles. She has recently taken up the appointment of Digital Governor at Cirencester to compliment her role on the board of the educational charity The Common Mission Project supporting Mission Driven Entrepreneurship learning in Universities.