16-17 June 2020ExCeL London
6-7 September, 2018ICC Sydney, Australia
Director of International Operations @ Audible
President @ TechUK
Global Business Operations Manager & Global Diversity & Inclusion @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise
CTO @ Public Sector at IBM
CEO @ Starling Bank
CEO @ Notonthehighstreet
Director @ UBS
Former Chief Technology Officer @ Morrisons
Tech Lead, DevOps @ Pride in London, Lead Security Engineer @ Photobox Group
CPO @ Finastra
Mary Hamilton is director of international operations at Audible, where they work in global expansion. They joined from the BBC, where they led operations for the iPlayer and BBC Sounds technology teams. Previously they were the Guardian's executive editor for audience, pioneering the news organisation's approach to audience development, community management and participatory journalism in London, Sydney and New York. They began their career in print journalism in Norfolk, and have also founded a tabletop games studio with four successful releases and a fifth in progress. They are on Twitter as @newsmary.
Advocate for diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Passionate about redressing the gender balance via advisory positions at @BigYGroup, @accelerate-Her and the @girlguiding association. "If we are to thrive in a digital future, we must ensure that we have all of our voices heard when it comes to designing technology. If we do not, we risk creating a world which is for the few and not for the many."
In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame after being voted Computer Weekly's Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; she was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. She was presented with the 2017 Catherine Variety award for Science and Technology and the 2018 Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity. Awarded the Digital and Technology Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2019. Listen to her life and music choices on Desert Island Discs podcast March 2019.
Jacqueline was awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2018.
She is happily married to Roger Andre.
Lisa has 20 years in the IT industry and is a Global Inclusion and Diversity Lead and Business Operations Manager.
A keen advocate for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality, Lisa is passionate in cultivating and mentoring female talent in the technology industry.
Lisa holds an MBA and is certified ‘Leader of Impact’ for Women in Global Organisations with the American Chamber of Commerce.
Lisa is winner of the inaugural Global HPE’s Women’s Excellence Award and in 2019, a finalist for ‘Business Role Model of the Year’ in the Global Women in IT Awards and ‘Hero of the Year’ in the 2019 European Diversity Awards.
Sharon Moore MBE was appointed IBM UK CTO for Public Sector in January 2019. She marries the needs of industry with the potential of technology and breadth of IBM, to transform technical capability into real business results. You will often find her on stage discussing the impact and value of technological advancements such as AI, IOT and Blockchain on industry. Sharon has moved into this role following success in IBM’s outsourcing, consulting and sales organisations, building a career as a technical architect with a focus on integration and enterprise architecture.
Sharon is also a board member of the CENSIS Innovation Centre. She was honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours 2018 for services to women in technology based industries, and presented with the 'Inspirational Women in Leadership' award at the inaugural Scotland Women in Technology Awards 2017. She is Deputy Chair of BCSWomen, leads BCSWomen activity in Scotland, and is a board member of Scotland Women in Technology.
Anne Boden, MBE, is a most unusual banker. After a distinguished career working in senior leadership at some of the world’s best-known financial heavyweights, among them Allied Irish Banks, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland, she set out to build her own mobile-only bank from scratch in 2014. She raised $70 million of funding and obtained a full banking licence in 2016, launching Starling’s first account in 2017. Since then, the bank has completed more successful funding rounds. It now operates current accounts for individuals and small businesses and expects to have opened one million accounts by the end of 2019. The Starling Marketplace, Europe’s first fully integrated financial marketplace, provides the bank's current account customers with access to third-party financial services in a compelling example of Open Banking in action. Starling’s Banking Services B2B division makes the bank’s proprietary best-in-class banking and payments infrastructure (“Banking-as-a-Service”) available to third parties.
Claire is CEO of notonthehighstreet, the leading curated modern marketplace connecting the best small creative businesses with the world. Claire joined the company in August 2019 and brings an extensive background of successfully scaling businesses and disrupting markets.
Claire Davenport was previously CEO of HelloFresh UK, the country's largest recipe box company where she oversaw a signficant expansion of the customer offering - launching rapid, family friendly and healthy options - and improvements in operational capability to grow the top and bottom line. Since stepping down from Hello Fresh at the end of 2018, Claire has advised a number of VC and private equity backed companies on scaling their businesses following funding rounds or acquisitions.
Claire started her career in investment banking and has held senior-level strategic and executive roles in companies including Skype, RTL Group and vouchercodes.co.uk. In her spare time, Claire is a “Resident Expert” at Oxford University’s tech accelerator and a panellist and speaker on the University’s business school programmes. She also founded and runs WITs END (witsendnetwork.com), an organisation supporting women in tech.
Claire has an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD. She is a passionate runner and is currently running – virtually – from Aberdeen to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She runs 500 miles a year, is currently "in" Bulgaria, and hopes to complete the run in 2029.
As a leader in the Chief Technology Office for investment banking, Rini has been responsible for delivering many innovative technology programmes including Cloud, artificial intelligence and biometric authentication. A founding member of the UBS BAME employee network, she has helped to increase the network’s membership to nearly 1,000, and manages all external networking and engagements to actively promote BAME representation in the organisation. She is a board member for BritBangla and is credited for her contribution on diversity as part of the newly-launched Good Work Standard by the London Mayor’s office. Rini represents UBS at the Lord Mayor’s Appeal for City corporations chaired by Dame Fiona Woolf, and is one of the top 100 Muslim women ‘changing the script’ under Baroness Uddin’s initiative to promote Muslim women in the UK.
Anna is a transformation leader who has delivered significant change across different industries. Her most recent role as the Chief Technology Director at Morrisons focused on the technology opportunities which provided business growth, and encouraged key skills and people to the supermarket retailer as part of her ambitious improvement plans.
She has worked in a number of FTSE100, FTSE250 and Regulatory organisations at a senior level, and has led business transformation programmes involving major offshoring, re-organisations, process improvement and digital, data and cloud step change. She is a people-centred leader with core strengths in strategy, delivery creativity and customer focus.
A judge for 'Everywoman in Technology' and 'Women in IT' awards, Anna was also a finalist for the European CIO of the Year in 2015, ranked number 1 in the CIO list in 2014, winner of the 'CIO of the Year' 2014 at the Women in IT awards and ranked in the Top 15 Innovative Influencers in Retail today in 2018.
Sonya is a lifelong traveler who lived in the Middle-East, North Africa and Asia and is always looking for new challenges. She has made a career switch from International Business Consultant in Saudi Arabia and Singapore to Full Stack Software Engineer in South Korea to Lead Security Engineer at Photobox Group. Before coming to the UK, she was based in South Korea for 6 years where she learnt Korean and worked for several Korean companies.
Sonya is a Tech Advocate and a public speaker in the UK tech scene. She is also a mentor for women in tech, a cybersecurity writer for FreeCodeCamp publications and an active member of the tech community in London.
Her motto is #GetSecure, #BeSecure & #StaySecure
Sharon is a member of the executive leadership team and has global responsibility for making Finastra an inclusive employer in the Fintech industry. She is committed and focused on empowering people to create a culture that attracts and inspires people within the Financial Services industry.
A passionate champion for diversity and inclusion at all levels, Sharon joined Finastra from Vodafone, where she held the position of Global Organization and People Development Director. Before joining Finastra Sharon instrumental in the award-winning diversity and digital work in Vodafone that transformed the culture and company. Sharon is a strong ally to the LGBTQ community and a proud receiver of an OUTstanding 2018 Ally Executives award.
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