July 11

Building Bridges: How Early Experience Shapes Women’s Tech Careers with Alina Parast, CIO of ChampionX

Dr. Alina Parast serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at ChampionX. With over 25 years of expertise in global information technology leadership, Alina has made significant contributions across various industries. Her career includes key roles at Ecolab, where she was Vice President of Information Technology, and leadership positions at Alcatel-Lucent, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T Network Systems. Alina’s diverse background spans research and development, manufacturing, and process engineering. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Northeastern University, a master’s degree in technology policy management from Boston University, and a doctorate in information technology management from the University of Phoenix.

In this insightful episode of Flipping the Barrel, we sit down with Alina, the CIO of ChampionX, to discuss her inspiring journey from her early years in Ukraine to her current leadership role in the technology sector of the energy industry. Alina shares a wealth of knowledge and experiences, providing a unique perspective on the integration of AI, the importance of education, and the need for greater diversity in technology. If you enjoyed this episode, please like, subscribe, and leave us a comment. We’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes. Stay tuned for more inspiring conversations on Flipping the Barrel!


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