Limor recognizes that this type of fast-paced self-learning won’t suit everyone, but it’s her comfort zone. It’s not unusual for her boss to call her in the evening and tell her to drop everything because tomorrow they’re building something new.
“Here, everything is changing so rapidly, so you have to give a solution that is very, very quick. If you don’t, it has no impact,” she explained. “Some systems or some things you build will become obsolete very fast just because things change, but every day you have a new thing.”
At the end of the day, Limor Golan is a woman of extremes. She’s hyper-focused and super productive at work building automated systems, but when she gets home she avoids technology. Instead, she cooks and bakes cakes — a picture of domestic bliss.
“My head works so hard every single day, I feel I need a mental break,” she acknowledged. “At home I do the things that require the least thinking, and for me cooking is very relaxing — but I’m very precise. I measure everything, exactly one cup or exactly 100 grams. If it’s not pure chemistry, I get annoyed.”
Passion, precision and curiosity drive a good cook, just as they drive a good developer and inventor. With IBM Trusteer, Limor has built her career on satisfying that desire to learn something new every day, helping her team be more productive and, in doing so, making the cyber world a safer place.