bellworksMargo Tikijian worked at #BellLabs from 1987 through 1999, except for a couple of years she took off to secure her master’s degree in human factors design. A self-professed technology nerd, Margot worked in several departments and on several seminal projects during her tenure. Most notably, she led the group that developed #UX that refined the design of ISDN office phone systems. Her responsibilities included traveling around the country to run trials for beta sites that were testing and debugging each iteration of the phone system.
Margot was also on the team that helped develop @att World Net and she was at the forefront of developing the core programming for voice recognition systems. That work served as the platform for future improvements in voice recognition dependent #AI— including products that are commonplace today such as Siri, Alexa and Google Home.
Margot’s most recent version of herself has led to a successful career as an entrepreneur and founder of her own catering business, Margot’s Moveable Feasts. On her recent visit to Bell Works, though, she was visibly moved by being in the building once again and experiencing the humming and buzzing that’s evidence of what’s happening today — great accomplishment and community. “I’m so happy this project is bringing the building back. So much happened here that has changed the world,” she mused. “I could come back,” she says, almost to herself. “I can see myself back making and designing here.” #workinspired #bellworks #att #innovation #tech #computerscience #technology #inventions #womeninbiz #womenintech
- erikavanityhairandmakeupSo cool @bellworks
- jmktjGreat story. Thank you! And cheers to Margo!
- johnridgewayCan't wait to get a chance to stop by @bellworks to be inspired. Love the drive and innovation @workatvi !
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