RUTH WHALENDigital Divide Committee
Ruth Whalen is the Director of Customer Integration at Sinch. She is responsible for successfully migrating customers onto consolidated messaging services (text messaging, push notifications, emails, and social messaging) for Enterprises such as banks and between telecommunication carriers. In addition to managing projects across the company, she is also a Diversity and Inclusion and is a certified career coach.
Ruth earned her B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, where she was named the Outstanding Bachelor of Science student for the School of Engineering. She continued her studies and received her M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Ruth started her professional career as the 3rd employee of a startup company focused on computerized patient records. That company grew to 1300 employees and was bought by Sybase in 2001 which was later acquired by SAP in 2011. In November 2020, Swedish company Sinch purchased the SAP Digital Interconnect division and Ruth moved into a role to help with integration. All these changes have allowed Ruth to try varied technical roles and has reinforced the importance of flexibility and a willingness to change.
As an empty-nester mother of 3, she lives in Denver, Colorado in the United States with her husband Peter, 2 dogs and a cat. She loves animals and volunteers at the Denver Zoo.