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COFFEE WITH ELT What is your hidden talent? Jen: I make the best macaroons (not the French kind) you've ever had in your life. I know you are very passionate about ice cream – what's your favorite flavor? Jen: So passionate that I make my own ice cream. But my favorite right now is probably Salt & Straw's Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache. What does your ideal Saturday look like? Jen: Not being woken up too early by kiddos, some AM news, Soul Cycle, kids sporting events, and then family BBQ outside plus game/movie night. What is your #1 pet peeve? Jen: Lack of attention to detail. I like my i's dotted and t's crossed in my personal and professional lives. On a scale of 1-10, how strict were your parents? Jen: That's an interesting question. I'm an only child, so I didn't have an older sibling to pave the way, or a younger sibling for them to worry about. That being said, I would argue my view of how strict my parents were is different now than what I felt during my childhood years. I would say as a kid, I probably thought they were a 4, but as an adult looking back, I would say they were a 7. If you could time travel, when would you go? Jen: To the day humans land on Mars. Okay, now a couple more serious questions... What is the biggest goal for fiscal year 2020 (other than the $1B goal)? Jen: I have two goals, and I believe they go hand-in- hand, we can't have one without the other. I want to see us hit our OB and Revenue targets for FY20. This would make us a winning team, prove our alignment, and show the market we're fierce and thriving. The second goal: I want our employees to feel attached to the Appirio community. I want them to experience the strong, connected micro-culture within Wipro that's delivering best-in-class outcomes for our customers. What is your favorite thing about Appirio? Jen: It's always been the breadth of smart, badass people I get to work with every day. What is one characteristic you believe every leader should possess? Jen: Empathy. Jen in the Indianapolis office. Will Lyons had the chance to talk with Jen Odess, Global Head of Business Strategy at Appirio, and have a candid talk on what her favorite ice cream flavor is as well as her two largest goals for Appirio in fiscal year 2020. Check it out and welcome Jen to her new role at Appirio!

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