Lauren joined IBM Research - Australia in late 2011 as Executive Assistant to Glenn Wightwick. Based in Sydney, Lauren worked remotely to support the Lab until transitioning into a permanent position as Operations Specialist in October 2012. In late 2012 Lauren moved to Melbourne to provide on-hands support to the team; building up hiring processes, onboarding new starters, handling headcount audits, providing admin support & managing day-to-day operations of the lab. Lauren has since built up an operations team that handles asset management, purchasing, export regulations, hiring, contract management and administration support. In parallel Lauren returned to university to complete a qualification from Swinburne University in Business Management majoring in Human Resources and Management Information Systems.