Camilla Ley-Valentin

CCO and Co-Founder, Queue-it

Camilla was recently named as one of the fifty most inspiring women in the European technology sector by Inspiring Fifty. Inspiring Fifty is a pan-European programme that identifies, encourages, develops and showcases women in leadership positions within the technology community. The aim is to inspire a new generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs across Europe and indeed worldwide, leading the charge to affect meaningful and durable change.

Camilla is Co-founder and CCO of Queue-it, a SaaS company providing a virtual queue system designed to manage end-user overload situations during transaction peaks to prevent website failure. Camilla co-founded the company with CEO Niels Henrik Sodemann, and CTO Martin Pronk. Camilla is responsible for marketing, business development, administration and strategy for the business, which launched in 2010. She has held various positions within executive management of Ementor Danmark A/S, including the areas of software architecture and busi-ness development. Camilla has also held key positions within Nykredit, A.P. Møller-Mærsk, EDS (now HP) and Accenture. She is an MBA graduate from Edinburgh Business School. Camilla is also an Executive Board at Signatours Travel and EasyTrial, as well as an Advisory Board Member at Kvinder i Bestyrelser (Women Grow Companies) and Fooducer. Camilla was awarded “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2012, and is a regular blogger, event speaker, and advocate for women and girls and tech. “It is my belief that the way forward must be even more technology into schools as a natural part of learning, combined with the increased visibility of role models from the industry facing young women and schoolgirls.” Camilla says.

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Getting The Entrepreneurial Mix

Getting The Entrepreneurial Mix Right

From an entrepreneurial point of view, there are lots of great ideas out there. The trick is to take them beyond the idea into revenue generation that continues past the original concept. Sharing your idea is paramount in gaining traction. I meet a lot of budding entrepreneurs who tell me that they are working on the world's best idea, but they can't tell me anything about it unless I sign a NDA.
13/09/2016 13:49 BST
Entrepreneur? So, You Work Insane Hours,

Entrepreneur? So, You Work Insane Hours, Right?

This article made me wonder about that balance. Actually, a question I repeatedly get from future entrepreneurs is about how I, with kids, family, and a house, found the time to start my own company. "Don't you work insane hours?" I am often asked.
30/03/2016 11:00 BST
Women's Leadership

Women's Leadership Networking

I strongly believe that the world needs more females in the tech industry, and events like this are very important to continue to focus on the gender issue in the industry and also the lack of IT professionals in general.
21/03/2016 12:35 GMT
Seven Tips for Older

Seven Tips for Older Entrepreneurs-To-Be

Usually, when I am invited to speak about entrepreneurship, the focus is on young entrepreneurs who are ready to rule the world. However, you don't have to be young to become an entrepreneur. I was in my late thirties when we started Queue-it, and I was actually the youngest of the founders.
27/01/2016 10:09 GMT
Female Definitions of

Female Definitions of Success?

Last week, in honor of Global Women Entrepreneurship Day, I took part in a panel discussion celebrating female entrepreneurial success stories in the Copenhagen UN headquarters.
24/11/2015 10:50 GMT
Female Entrepreneurship - Top Three Concerns

Female Entrepreneurship - Top Three Concerns Answered

Last week, I had the pleasure of giving a keynote presentation at a meetup for 70 women in tech startups in Copenhagen. As usual, many concerns regarding the true barriers and sacrifices of entrepreneurship as a lone female (and a mother of young children) amongst all the cool tech guys were raised during the Q&A session that followed.
10/07/2015 09:38 BST
Five Tips for Future Female Tech

Five Tips for Future Female Tech Entrepreneurs

I often wonder why I don't come across more female entrepreneurs in the technology industry; while the general gender bias in the IT industry still exists, it's getting more attention and scrutiny now - but the female entrepreneurs are still few and far between.
20/04/2015 14:48 BST