“Growing up in an environment that encourages making more of yourself and supporting others in their development has opened opportunities for me.”
After establishing the services organization for BlackBerry and starting from scratch an enterprise services business for Samsung, Robin Bienfait decided it was time to break out on her own and help businesses and entrepreneurs bring their dreams into reality at Atlanta Tech Park and through her advisory service company Emnovate. An accomplished engineer, technologist, business strategist and leader, Robin remains at the forefront of innovation. She is excited to bring that innovation to Atlanta Tech Park, known as The Park where her philosophy of a local footprint with global intent is flourishing.
As a child, Robin was drawn to engineering and technology and her supportive family of seven siblings and educator parents empowered her to follow her dream of becoming an engineer. Her enjoyment of the fast pace of learning in technology helped her find opportunities where she least expected by being open to mentors she met along the way. “It’s important to enjoy what you do as well as the people you work with. And recognizing that there are many ways to contribute has kept me alert to opportunities that presented themselves,” she says. It is this experience that she is most excited about bringing to the members of The Park. Always wanting to give back and help others, Robin enjoys the opportunity to be the mentor to others that are in an acceleration phase in their business.
Always thinking like an entrepreneur, Robin has used her experiences to help the companies she has worked with (AT&T, Blackberry, Samsung) break ground in the latest technologies and establish themselves as industry leaders. The ability to continue to help industry disruptors is what has her most excited about where she is today at The Park. With so many examples of how technology can revolutionize business communications, improve supply chain efficiencies and create signification competitive advantages, it was important to her that The Park be state of the art in the technology used to create a global acceleration environment. Transforming business processes along with enhancing and customizing the way people interact is the kind of substantive opportunity created at The Park through Robin and leveraging her corporate connections.
Named one of the 18 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2018 by Inc. Magazine, Robin is a people person and you will always find her out and about at The Park. She may be chatting with members, getting to know them and their business. The success stories she is becoming a part of is what excites her about the future. “Over the years, I’ve learned from the most interesting people and sometimes where you’d least expect,” she explains.