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Chief Information Officer @ GE Healthcare
Chief People and Transformation Office @ Natwest Group
Chief Product Officer @ BBC
CTO Global Civilian Government @ IBM
Chief Technology Officer @ Trainline
Chief Technology Officer @ Brit Insurance
VP, CTO Office @ GfK
VP of Software Engineering @ JPMorgan
VP of Product @ Expedia Group
VP of Engineering @ DICE
Alison started her career as a pharmaceutical chemist at Glaxo, but made the transition to IT, working on the Helpdesk and developing through a series of infrastructure management roles. Although she moved discipline, she has remained close to her scientific roots. Since March 2022, Alison has held the post of CIO for the Pharmaceutical Diagnostics (PDx) business segment of GE Healthcare, where she is accountable for ensuring delivery of the digital, data and technology capabilities that enable strategic business outcomes. This is a return to GE Healthcare for Alison, who was previously the CIO for the GE Life Sciences business, during which time she led the IT workstream for the $21Bn divestiture of the GE Biopharma (now Cytiva) business.
Between her GE roles, Alison spent 2 years as the CIO of the Natural History Museum. She has also held CIO positions at the Francis Crick Institute, the MHRA, Bristol Myers-Squibb and DuPont. As the Crick's inaugural CIO, Alison led the team in successfully establishing its core and scientific computing capabilities, for which she was recognised with the 2018 Women in IT "CIO of the Year" Award.
Over her career, Alison has led many transformational IT and business projects. She has particularly enjoyed the change management aspects of IT transformation, balancing the people and process change with the technology delivery to achieve successful outcomes.
Jen is the Chief People and Transformation Officer for Natwest Group and a member of the Group Executive Committee. In this role, Jen is responsible for the people strategy and transformation plan, as well as customer journeys, investment, property and supply chain services. Jen is passionate about inclusion and is the Executive Sponsor for 'Rainbow', the Group's LGBTQ+ employee led network, and for Wellbeing groupwide.
Prior to joining NatWest Group, Jen spent 15 years at Lloyds Banking Group. Appointed to the Group Executive Committee in 2017, she was Group Director, People and Productivity responsible for HR, efficiency, sourcing, supply chain management and property. Prior to that, she was the Group Organisation Design and Cost Management Director, Group Customer Services Director and MD, Business Banking serving over a million small business customers. She has extensive experience running large scale business, customer and operational teams as well as leading significant transformational change. Before working in financial services, Jen worked in both the engineering and airline sectors.
Jen has significant Board and Committee chair experience. She has served on both private and public sector boards, including the NHS and charitable organisations. She sat on the Board of Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets. She is currently a non-executive director on the board of Morgan Sindall Plc, a fast growing FTSE250 construction, housing, infrastructure, and regeneration business. She is also a non-executive director of City University, University of London, where she chairs their Remuneration Committee and is a Board member of the Financial Services Skills Commission driving the future skills agenda for the Banking sector.
Jen graduated from Oxford University and is mother to three children residing in Sevenoaks and London.
Fun Fact: Jen speaks 6 languages – however she modestly claims 'not all of them very well.'
Storm is the BBC's Chief Product Officer, leading the development and delivery of the broadcaster's audience-facing portfolio of world-leading digital products such as iPlayer, Sounds, and mobile and online applications across News, Sport, Childrens and Content (entertainment).
She and her dynamic team aim to deliver content that is loved by all audiences and delivers the best value for licence-fee payers.
As a leading advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in the BBC, Storm is the Executive Sponsor of the BBC Women in STEM (WiSTEM) staff network.
Storm was previously the Chief Product Officer at JustEat where she led its global product set across customers, restaurants and couriers. She is recognised as one of Business Insider's 100 People Transforming Business and one of the 50 most influential women in Product in Europe.
Sharon Moore MBE is IBM Technology's Global Technical Lead for Civilian Government, with a personal goal to transform public service through the ethical application of technology. In her role, Sharon develops technology strategy, delivers technical thought leadership and builds passionate communities that make a difference. She has a real passion for making government work for citizens, and for making the world a better one for all. It's a lofty goal but it drives Sharon to share her skills, her experiences, her time, her network and more.
Sharon is driving change for women in technology, co-authored a book in 2021, and is also a Trustee and a Non-Executive Director.
Fun Fact: Sharon performs in a choir, as a soprano, and loves the music they are able to create (after a lot of hard work!)
Milena is a CTO at Trainline, where she runs a team of 400+ technologists focused on enabling greener travel choices, connecting people and places. Before that she has spent more than a decade at Google, working as an engineer and an engineering leader across a number of different product areas - most recently as an Engineering Director for Google Play Developer Ecosystem. Milena has a passion for building empowered and efficient tech organizations, robust and innovative technology and delightful customer experiences.
The CTO Office team covers everything from ensuring we meet our budgets and targets to development of the technology community and our people.
Over 30 years of experience working in small business and corporates, implementing systems, project management, financial management, data protection, risk and procurement have contributed to a real understanding of different teams. Cheryl works closely with teams across the global technology function as well as our colleagues in Product, Finance, HR and Procurement to bring about change and provide solutions to problems.
Passionate about people and diversity, Cheryl is a member of the Global DE&I Council, co-lead of the Tech & Product DE&I Council, Sponsor of UK FastForward and Disability Champion at GfK.
Coming from the East side of the world, she is passionate about mobile applications and has been working with many talented developers to craft various mobile apps throughout the years. Teresa likes to explore the world of cloud, Agile, multi-platform the fun of code sharing, and much more.
Maud Larpent is VP of Product at Expedia Group. In her role, she is responsible for defining experiences that empower travellers to plan, book and enjoy their whole trip on the Expedia Group platform. Her focus is on building curation, collaboration and connected features that enable travellers to make the most of their trip.
Prior to this, Maud joined Expedia Group in 2019 as VP of Product at Vrbo, overseeing the delivery of amazing Vrbo experience for families and common capabilities for Vacation Rentals at Expedia Group.
Maud came to Expedia Group from Tripadvisor where she led the Hotels Supply product team, focusing on improving the breadth and depth of accommodation offers available for shoppers on the platform, their pricing competitiveness, sort order optimisation and content quality.
Maud holds an MSc in international management from HEC Paris and Esade Barcelona.
Priscilla Nagashima Boyd is a VP of Engineering at DICE based in London. Before DICE, Priscilla held several data and engineering roles in the ticketing, transportation and marketing spaces, leading projects on autonomous driving, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technologies.
At DICE, she heads a global engineering team building apps for fans of music and culture. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Information Systems from the University of London and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford, with an emphasis on machine learning.
She is a STEM ambassador, was formerly the honorary secretary of Women in ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) in the UK and acted as an evangelist for the importance of big data during her TEDx talk in 2017.
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