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Dallas Business Journal: Kasey Bevans works to shift the identity of Balfour Beatty's technology department
October 13, 2016
by Anna Butler
Kasey Bevans focuses on making her coworkers’ jobs as easy, efficient, and effective as possible. Day-to-day, Bevans balances price point while using technological strategy to expand the Balfour Beatty’s ability to win work and eliminate waste and efficiencies. “I took what was once a technology department that was considered to be just a commodity service provider and transformed it into what is now considered to be a valued, strategic partner to the business that delivers value versus commodity,” said Bevans.
From the judges:
(She) impressed me in particular as a women who is leading in an industry which male-dominated, undergoing a massive technology transformation and experiencing dramatic growth, and a company that is both growing and consolidating at the same time.
What do you consider to be your most significant contribution – strategically or personally – to technology at your company or in the community?
I took what was once a technology department that was consider to be just a commodity service provider and transformed it into what is now considered to be a valued strategic partner to the business that delivers value versus commodity.
What are your current job responsibilities?
I am responsible for making the jobs of our employees as easy, efficient, and effective as possible with the use of technology while maintain a stable, secure, and reliable environment at a competitive price point. In addition, I am responsible for enabling our company strategy and vision which means I need to deliver the right technology that helps the business win work, eliminate waste and efficiencies in what we do, and gives Balfour Beatty a competitive advantage.
What initially attracted you to technology as a career field?
I have always been fascinated with technology and how it is always evolving.
What’s your favorite advice to pass on to others?
Find your passion and follow it. Happiness is a choice!
What’s the most disruptive (good or bad) technological advancement you’ve personally seen in your career field?
Email…. It replaces the personal interaction on too many occasions.
What do you think the No. 1 roadblock to success is for women in the technology industry?
It is usually yourself.
If you could invent anything – with endless resources and an omniscient team – what would that thing be and why?
The fountain of youth!
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