Chandler is an Industry lead in the government team at Microsoft UK, with a particular focus on smart places. Between her Microsoft roles, Chandler was an independent smart cities advisor, working on a portfolio of projects across the pillars of built environment, energy and mobility. Prior to Microsoft, she was chief information officer for the London Development Agency. Chandler has experienced many facets of the tech industry in her 30-year career, having worked for systems integrators, large independent software vendors, an analyst firm and a number of start-ups. Chandler is currently part of the Design Council Expert network, an RSA fellow and member of the IET. She is also co-founder of a social enterprise bringing affordable co-working to the high street.