IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - 48

BEYOND THE BOX

ɂ PHOTO BY MARK LEHN

of the most precious commodities
or precious objects on the planet."
Kemp attributes much of what
Everledger is today, not to a single
moment, but to the various experiences her background has brought
her over the years. "Encompassing
someone's life journey doesn't exist
in single pages that are printed. It's
clear that life evolves in chapters and
so do companies." In other words, it's
simply Kemp's accumulating knowledge that helped create Everledger.
"I wish there was a standout
moment, a lightning bolt factor
that enabled me to wake up one
morning with this magical idea,
but like anything, it's not about
overnight success."

Diversity in Leadership

Self-Taught and Ever-Learning
Everledger CEO and Founder Leanne Kemp on running an
organization with purpose
By Rebecca Lubecki

T

hroughout the past 20
years, Leanne Kemp, CEO
and founder of Everledger, has built her career by being
a self-taught engineer. Her background consists of mostly working around accounting software
systems and enterprise-level grade
systems. Kemp says one thing led
to another and her "patchwork
quilt of experience" brought her to
a jewelry business in 2007. From
there, an idea transformed over
time to provide technology that
brings together supply chains,
traceability and transparency.
"It was all of those experiences within my career I was able to
combine together and enable the
idea of Everledger to be born,"
Kemp says. "How do we enable
the traceability of objects from a
source of its mine through to the
retail network?"

Today, Everledger (everledger.io) is
an independent technology company that helps businesses discover
asset information with secure technologies such as blockchain, AI and
the Internet of Things. The idea is
to provide clarity and confidence in
marketplaces where transparency
is imperative. The solutions offered
by Everledger's team of 90 employees in five countries help combat
the issues of blood diamonds or
counterfeit wines.

Career in Transition
With this idea, essentially, diamonds became the transition of
Kemp's career. "I studied commerce and accounting, so I have
a background when it comes to
ledger enablement and I could see
the transition that technology was
making to supply chains in the
world and decided to apply it to one

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Kemp has a strong belief that
diversity demonstrates a company's willingness to value people
for themselves. "If that's who I am
as a person, how I'm built and my
strong belief system is in diversity,
then it becomes a reflective nature
of the collective," she says. "So, as
an organization, these things are
very important to everyone who
joins the company. It's not necessarily maintaining a mentality. It's
who we are as people."
Making Forbes' List for both Europe and the World's Top 50 Women
in Tech 2018, Kemp says she's often
asked why it's important to her to engage with more women in tech. However, she adds that it's not a matter
of sitting down and saying she must
seek out more women. It's about
engaging people that are purposed,
driven and have certain talents.
"We have huge diversity both
culturally and within gender roles,
including our leadership," Kemp
says. "Women are attracted to the
organization because we can point
to many executives within the company because they're truly an example of who they are. They're the most
amplified version of themselves with
their role at Everledger."


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Editor's Desk: A new IBM Z cloud era
Currents: Bringing new talent to the mainframe workforce
Currents: On the web
Currents: Accessing electricity in Africa
Currents: Solutions
Currents: AI keeps pets engaged and entertained
Partner POV: The flexibility of z/OS means industry interoperability, but with it comes application programming risks
Hot Topics: Networking support and best practices for zCX
Cover Story: IBM Z Integration: The Next Chapter of the Cloud Journey: Data protection, privacy and enhanced functionality enable enterprises to confidently expose data and applications to the cloud
Feature 1: Cutting-Edge Innovation: Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud Paks and more facilitate digital transformation
Feature 2: DevOps and IBM Z: You've Come a Long Way: IBM's three-pronged DevOps approach helps organizations leverage the IBM Z platform, tools and open-source strategies
TECH Showcase: Leveraging IBM z15, Parallel Sysplex, IBM Z Open Development, zCX and more is key for modernization
Techbits: IBM Lab Services enables next-gen IBM Z and LinuxONE systems
Techbits: Ask the Expert: EKMF and pervasive encryption
Beyond the Box: Everledger CEO and Founder Leanne Kemp on running an organization with purpose
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for IBM Z
2020 IBM Z Solutions Directory
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Cover1
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Editor's Desk: A new IBM Z cloud era
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - 7
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Currents: Bringing new talent to the mainframe workforce
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Currents: AI keeps pets engaged and entertained
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Partner POV: The flexibility of z/OS means industry interoperability, but with it comes application programming risks
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Hot Topics: Networking support and best practices for zCX
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Cover Story: IBM Z Integration: The Next Chapter of the Cloud Journey: Data protection, privacy and enhanced functionality enable enterprises to confidently expose data and applications to the cloud
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Feature 1: Cutting-Edge Innovation: Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud Paks and more facilitate digital transformation
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Feature 2: DevOps and IBM Z: You've Come a Long Way: IBM's three-pronged DevOps approach helps organizations leverage the IBM Z platform, tools and open-source strategies
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Techbits: IBM Lab Services enables next-gen IBM Z and LinuxONE systems
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - 46
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Techbits: Ask the Expert: EKMF and pervasive encryption
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Beyond the Box: Everledger CEO and Founder Leanne Kemp on running an organization with purpose
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