Dianne Kibbey joined Farnell's global business in 1999. Dianne now heads up the element14 online community for electronic design engineers. Since its inception in 2011, she has led on overall content, marketing, and engagement, driving year-on-year increases in participation and the community’s recognition as a global forum for engineers.
The element14 community has become a place for engineers to collaborate, learn about new technology, solve problems, and access leading products to complete their designs, and through its regular design challenges, a hub for innovation. In 2012, element14 was the winner of the Forrester Groundswell award for supporting B2B customers and Jive’s Customer award for engaging customers.
Dianne’s 20+ year career in technology and eCommerce gives her deep insight into how to engage a technical audience. Dianne also has a passion for encouraging education in the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and has worked with key organizations such as Microsoft and Techgirlz to support the development of education for coding. Dianne holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Business.