22-23 November 2022 London
6-7 September, 2018ICC Sydney, Australia
(We'll be announcing more every week!)
CTO Public Sector @ IBM
Chief Information Officer @ GE Healthcare
Chief Product Officer @ BBC
Chief Technology Officer @ Trainline
Chief Operating Officer @ Innovate Finance
Chief Information Officer @ Three
Technology and FinTech Partner, & Trustee and Vice Chair @ Baker McKenzie, SCL
VP Engineer @ JPMorgan
Principal @ Oliver Wyman
VP, CTO Office @ GFK
Chief Product Officer @ Clue
Non Executive Director and Risk Chair MSI @ Morgan Stanley
Transformation Director, Service Platforms @ BT
Editorial Director @ BlockTelegraph
Senior Vice President of New Markets @ Orcha
Director @ Softwire
Digital Director @ National Audit Office
Co-Founder and Editor in Chief @ Blockleaders.io.
Head of AI & Data Science @ ASOS
Head of Belonging & Engagement @ ASOS
Head of the CMO Office @ Black Country and West Birmingham CCG
EMEA Head of Trust & Safety Operations @ TikTok
Head of Leadership & Impact @ Academy
Head of Quality Engineering @ Adarga
Head Of Financial Services & Insurance @ Fujitsu
Tamara Chehayeb Makarem
Head of UX @ Coremont
Senior Manager @ McLaren Racing
Product Director @ Impala
Digital Product Manager @ Waitrose
Manager of the Product Delivery Team @ MMT Digital
Senior Machine Learning Scientist @ ASOS
Lead QA @ ASOS
Senior Software Engineer @ ASOS
Principal Solution Architect @ ASOS
Platform Lead - Web @ ASOS
Consultant Engineer @ Capgemini Engineering
SLM Specialist @ Jaguar Landrover
Senior Engineer, Advanced Digital Engineering @ ARUP
CEO @ Compare Ethics
CEO and Founder @ Hertility Health
Security Consultant @ WithSecure
Software Engineer (Product) @ Tractable
Wei Ann Heng
Full Stack Engineer @ Tractable
Zero Trust Engineer @ TikTok
Software Engineer @ Yelp
Applied Scientist @ Yelp
Global AI Ethicist @ DataRobot
Disability Specialist @ Shani Dhanda
CEO @ Difrent
Dr Karen Wilson
CEO-Founder @ KZWLeaders
Founder @ Powerhouse Revolution Coaching
Founder @ The Story Team
Director @ Agile Project Delivery
Director @ Woolf Partnership
Change Consultant and Coach @ Sass Allard
Consultant @ Clearbox
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.
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.
Hayley Bromilow is COO of Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the world-leading UK FinTech sector. Hayley joined Innovate Finance in 2015 and held the position of Commercial Director before stepping into the role of COO in February 2022. Hayley plays a crucial role in helping to set the high-level goals and priorities of the organisation, and ensuring operational standards are met. Hayley is passionate about creating a fairer, more transparent and sustainable financial services sector for all and harnessing the power of fintech to do so.
Prior to joining Innovate Finance, Hayley spent nearly a decade working in the finance and media sectors holding global events and operations roles.
Belinda is Chief Information Officer Three, having previously been CIO at Centrica Group PLC and also Transformation and Digital Director at Vodafone, she is passionate on dispelling the myth there are significant barriers to entry for women in technology, and is an advocate of using exercise to increase productivity, efficiency and peace of mind. She was the only girl COBOL programmer in her company in the mid-nineties trying to fix various millennium bug issues, so is a closet geek.
She is originally from Cardiff in South Wales but currently lives near Newbury, Berkshire with her husband and 10 year old daughter, Scarlett. In her spare time, Belinda is a running freak and regularly runs ultra-marathons, recently completing a 32 Mile non-stop run around a 400m track, and yes, she did get very dizzy and very bored!!
Sue is a Partner in Baker McKenzie's Technology group. She has specialized in technology law for over 20 years. She advises clients on a wide range of technology related matters, including projects relating to outsourcing, cloud, digital transformation, technology procurement, licensing development and licensing, m/e-commerce, AI and blockchain and crypto-assets. Sue also advises on the IP, commercial and technology aspects of tech M&A deals and joint ventures. Her clients include some of the world's best known tech companies and multinational corporations. She also enjoys working with emerging and growth companies. Sue has experience across various business sectors, but particular experience in the financial services and TMT sectors. Sue regularly speaks and writes about the impact of disruptive technologies. Sue is co-chair of the firm's fintech group in London and EMEA co-chair of the firm's Financial Institutions industry group. Sue is also a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Society for Computers and Law and founder and chair of the SCL Women in Tech Law network.
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.
Alina is a multi-award-winning Principal at Oliver Wyman who helps major organisations to adopt modernize their technology so they can deliver on their business ambitions in a safe and cost-effective way. She was recognized by 7 industry awards only in 2021, including Digital Leader & Cloud Professional.
Outside of work Alina actively gives back to the community, through mentoring immigrants and women of diverse cultural and social backgrounds - so we can all look at our failure as an opportunity, instead of a setback. Her recent TEDxTalk "Fail but never give up" was watched by over 380 000 unique viewers in first 4 months, translated into 19 languages and has reached the Top 10 World’s most watched TEDx talks released in December 2021.
Connect with Alina Timofeeva on LinkedIn: @Alina Timofeeva & Instagram @a.timofeeva.ls
An award winning educator and TEDx speaker, Terri Duhon went from a Math degree at MIT to a derivative trader on Wall Street then on to become an entrepreneur and author. She is now an educator, often guest lecturing at Oxford University where she is an Associate Fellow, and a board member of a number of large institutions such as Morgan Stanley International, Wise plc and Rathbone Bros a FTSE 250 UK Wealth Manager. She is passionate about diversity and culture and often speaks about Empowerment and Reinvention.
Angela puts people at the heart of transformation and is passionate about delivering positive experiences through change management. She believes in the strength of collaboration, working closely with everyone to solve problems, remove blockers and provide transparency on the journey of change. Angela has spent the past 20-years in London delivering complex, industry disrupting product launches and running business transformation and technology programmes in media and telecoms. Angela's proud to be a kiwi having grown up in New Zealand and is known for her innovative and pragmatic approach to making things happen.
In Sept 2019, Lisa Gibbons went from Head of Digital Marketing at a successful start-up, to new mother, to looking for a sense of direction in the midst of a global pandemic. Stumbling upon the world of Blockchain provided the most refreshing way to look at the world. In blockchain she found that all of the doors were open to her and every opportunity to be her creative, innovative self was welcomed with open arms. Lisa is a passionate blockchain professional with a love for all things crypto, art, blockchain, education and sustainability.
She writes for numerous publications, including Euronews, Benzinga, Cryptoslate, Blockleaders and Blocktelegraph. She founded Orchardsnearme.com, a platform dedicated to wild food foraging and sustainable food distribution.
After learning about the leading women in blockchain Lisa teamed up with acclaimed journalist Jillian Godsil to run her Blockleaders news site as a new censorship resistant media platform under the Roundtable brand.
Lisa works with numerous NFT projects, has minted her own NFTs and is fascinated by the technology that brings NFT's to life.
In the past Lisa has judged the Student Enterprise Awards and helped to organise the World's first Simulated Crypto Trading Competition with The Blockchain Academy.
An executive leader and accomplished entrepreneur with 11 years of hands-on innovation and digital transformation delivery experience, including a successful start-up exit in 2019. An Imperial trained cancer research scientist and holding a Master’s in Public Health from Imperial University. Experienced innovation and strategy consultant, having worked on the development of many award-winning start-ups and notably the unicorn, Babylon. An experienced entrepreneur-in-residence and innovation specialist with experience from start-up to VC. A passion to innovate and disrupt in the care industry, came from being a young carer for 12 years, which led to winning industry recognised awards for Vida, and be featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018, for healthcare and science.
Awarded "health tech pioneer" in Europe for 2018 and multiple accolades and awards ranging from Glamour magazine, cosmopolitan, the FT, Business Insider, and featured on the front cover of courier magazine as a start- up to watch in 2018. Notably the most distinguished recognition was awarded in 2019 from United Nations #sheinnovates campaign, recognised for pushing boundaries to break stereotypes in STEM globally and most recently has been awarded the "Entrepreneur of the year" by King's College London. Currently Senior Vice President of New Markets at Orcha.
Zoe Cunningham is an award-winning technology professional and currently a Director of Softwire Technology, one of the Sunday Times "Best Places to Work 2022". She won Business Leader of the Year at the UK Women in IT Awards 2019 and has been selected by the BBC as the Brightest Woman in Britain. Zoe also works as an actor and she recently played the lead role in Marianna Dean's upcoming debut feature film Breaking Infinity, which will be released later in 2022. Zoe has published three books, her most recent entitled "An Actor's Life" detailing her journey as an actor.
Yvonne has over 25 years' experience in IT, business change, digital services and cyber and information assurance. She has had senior roles in the private sector in large organisations such as the Prudential and Network Rail. Yvonne was CIO in two government departments, as well as Chief Digital Officer and CIO in the private sector prior to her move to the NAO. Yvonne is also a Fellow of the BCS and previous chair of their Organisation and Employer board. Yvonne's role in the NAO over the past 7 years is to support the NAO's work for Parliament evaluating how well Digital and associated business change programmes are implemented to deliver value for money.
In September 2021, Jillian Godsil was a finalist in the prestigious CryptoAM UK awards in the education section. In August, she was named as one of the UK's Most Influential Women in Tech by Computer Weekly in 2021. Jillian Godsil is a tireless advocate for Women in Blockchain, eradication of homelessness and income equality.
After the Bitcoin Miami conference, she signed a contract with Brock Pierce, James Heckman and David Bailey to port her Blockleaders news site onto their new censorship resistant media platform.
On international Women's Day 2021, Jillian was nominated one of 100 global women in leadership awards in COVID reflecting the 30 plus years her career spans across a global stage including Sydney, Singapore, Kiev, Austin, Muscat, Columbo, Dubai, Capetown, Liberland, Malta, Amsterdam, Vienna, Dublin and London.
In June 2020 she was awarded Blockchain Journalist of the year by Uptrennds (then largest blockchain social platform). In 2019 she was nominated for the national Irish IMRO radio awards, made the top 100 Global Blockchain Leaders list by Lattice80 and was named AI and Blockchain Journalist of the Year at the CC Forum in London. In 2018 she was awarded the Order of Merit by the President of Liberland. She is a passionate advocate for blockchain, a seasoned professional in fintech and internationally recognised champion for equality – whether in homelessness, gender or the law.
She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate (as an independent). She is a co-founder and editor in chief of Blockleaders.io. She is the author of more than 18 books. She is a freelance journalist for many publications including CoinDesk, CityAM, CoinTelegraph, CryptoSlate News, The Irish Times and ITN.
Tristi has worked over 20 years in and with technologists on transformation and change across both public and global private sector organisations.
An American living in the UK, I see myself as a 'UX designer for an inclusive workplace'. I believe in being the change I wish to see in the world and am passionate about equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB) and keen to use design thinking and ethics-centred techniques to create, adapt and improve the way strategy, policies, processes, products and services are designed, delivered and evolve to meet the needs of users, communities and teams in the workplace and the intended and unintended impacts on wider society.
To make change that delivers equity, embraces diversity and enables belonging, we must start with ourselves – actively learning, engaging and working on ways to improve the design, build and use of technology for good. In the pursuit of being allies, we should seek out opportunities to give and share platform to the voices unheard and/or unseen by those in power.
Madelynn is passionate about leading high-performing teams while advocating for wellbeing and diversity in the workplace. She is currently based in Amsterdam after moving from New Zealand to join Uber over 5 years ago. During her time at Uber, she led various central program teams focusing on both EMEA strategy and operations. She has now joined TikTok at the start of 2022 as their EMEA Head of Trust and Safety Operations, heading up their new Amsterdam office.
Madelynn has also received her education from the University of Otago in New Zealand, Bayes Business School in London, Harvard Executive Education and Yale School of Management. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors and has experience being on non-profit boards.
Madelynn specialises in driving optimised efficiency and alignment across teams, and those who have worked with her describe her leadership style as approachable, resilient, empathetic, and bold. Between juggling her career, part-time study, and motherhood, she loves to mentor and coach professionals looking to switch or develop their career paths.
Ioana Surpateanu is a Web3 and DeFi investor and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Strategy W, a crypto and emerging tech consultancy designed to accelerate specific verticals within the Metaverse and the DeFi 2.0 ecosystem. She is a Board Member and advisor for Swash, Poolz Finance, Cryptowalkers, Newmoon Web3 Fashion Accelerator and an ambassador for the AllStarsWomen DAO.
She sits on the Executive Board of the Multichain Asset Managers Association, a global community of organisations working to transform asset management through blockchain technology. Prior to expanding her focus to a multitude of DeFi and Metaverse projects, she was Chief Strategy Officer at DIA and Principal for DIA Labs, an entity which she designed to promote women in emerging tech, experiment with various oracle use cases beyond financial data permutations and foster interactions with policymakers and financial services incumbents.
Before her immersion in Web3 tech, Ioana was Co-Head of European Gov't Affairs and Innovation Strategy lead for Citi, where she coordinated policymaker interactions on emerging tech and crypto. In addition, she seconded into Citi's markets infrastructure investments team to work on FinTech investments.
In parallel, she was Vice-chair of the European Parliament Outreach Task Force in AmCham EU. In that capacity, she led the EU Institutions outreach strategy with focus on high-profile political leaders and entities throughout Europe.
She joined Citi from the European Parliament where she was Head of Cabinet for the VP of the European People's Party (EPP) Group and senior adviser on issues related to the digital single market (DSM), EU budget and the inception of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
Ioana holds two master's degrees in politics, economics and international relations from the University of Tel Aviv and University of Bucharest . She appears on Innovate Finance's WIF Powerlist in the Senior Leaders section and was shortlisted for the WIBF Tech Star Award. She is a competitive skier, occasional Kart racer and Formula One aficionado.
Natalya Sverjensky is Head of Leadership & Impact at Academy, a company that is creating pathways into tech for diverse graduates with non-traditional backgrounds. Natalya is building Academy's global workplace community into the world's foremost network of next generation leaders, empowering early career talent to learn and progress in their tech careers.
Fun Fact: Prior to joining Academy, Natalya built and scaled three global consultancies delivering talent, culture and leadership solutions to the tech industry. She is the architect of leadership development programmes and teams that have trained over 3,000 leaders at companies across Europe and North America including Bloomberg, Breather, McCann Worldgroup and Daily Harvest.
Nicola is currently working in the AI and Data Science field as Head of Quality Engineering at Adarga.
Nicola is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in software engineering. She is a panellist and speaker for global events focused on quality, diversity in tech and mentoring.
She mentors and coaches professionals wanting to change careers and others wishing to develop their careers. She actively volunteers with organisations such as is a mentor for the British Computer Society (BCS), and is also a committee team member for the BCS Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST) and BCSWomen.
As the Head of Financial Services and Insurance Krista is changing the way Fujitsu help their customers transform their business. With over 20 years' experience in designing and implementing digital transformations across various business domains, she understands a wide range of stakeholder perspectives. She's built a strong team of consultants who bring deep business and technical expertise. With their support Krista is constantly looking for innovative ways to help Fujitsu's customers succeed and grow.
Tamara is the Head of UX at Coremont where she leads the design of their web-based cross-asset portfolio management system, Clarion.
She has over 13 years of experience in UX Design and has led the delivery of projects for Fortune 500 companies. She has managed design teams across multiple locations working in Beirut, London and New York.
She has designed web, mobile and desktop applications for clients in e-commerce, healthcare, public sector and financial services.
Tamara holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut.
In her current role, Katie leads the development of innovation partnerships for McLaren, with particular focus on sustainability, emerging technologies and driving a purpose-led agenda.
Katie was awarded the Santander W50 Emerging Leaders Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also completed a certification with The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in Global Trends for Business and Society.
Previously to this, Katie worked at consulting firm Gartner, with global technology brands such as AWS, BT, Cisco, EE, Google, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft, Verizon and Vodafone and held various marketing and communications roles both agency and brand side.
She graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BA Hons in Business Strategy and Management.
Yasmin Desai is a Product Director who has worked for over 8 years in startups including Catapult and Revolut Impala. Yasmin is passionate about getting more people into tech and more specifically helping people navigate a successful career in product. She has built successful teams and has won numerous awards including Women in Software and Top 100 Women in Tech.
With over 10 years of experience as a Product Engineer working across many domains within John Lewis, Jo has recently embarked into the world of Product at Waitrose where she is responsible for the direction and vision of Waitrose Recipes, Cellar and Florist websites.
For Jo, it's all about collaboration, building great relationships and trust and these are principles she continues to embed day by day. Jo remembers fondly being one of the only females on her Computing degree in Newcastle, and as a result, she is passionate about representing women in the workplace and encouraging girls to get into coding.
Kelly Gallagher is the Manager of the Product Delivery team at MMT Digital, digital consultancy and design and build agency. She leads the team of Product Owners, Consultants and Scrum Masters who work with clients to plan strategic digital transformation and build accessible, sustainable and composable products.
Kelly is passionate about finding and developing talent and a strong supporter of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace. She is a panellist and speaker for events focusing on Women and minority communities in technology. This has been her focus both at MMT and previously working with teams at Aviva's Digital Garage and reed.co.uk. At home, she's a keen gardener, Philadelphia Eagles fan and spends most of my time chasing after her one-year-old son and wayward Basset Hound, Oscar.
Beth Clarke is an Astrophysicist turned Software Engineer working at Capgemini Engineering's High Integrity Software Expertise Centre. Her work involved developing and testing bespoke safety critical software that keeps people safe in their everyday lives. Beth joined Capgemini Engineering in 2019, and has worked on a range of projects producing software for the rail, scientific research and satellite communications sectors. Her enthusiasm and expertise in her field led to her recognition as one of the top female engineers in the UK as a finalist in the IET's 2020 Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards, and being recognised as a Rising Star of Women in Technology by Computer Weekly in 2021.
Alejandra Maldonado is a simulation engineer with more than ten years of experience in the automotive industry. An enthusiastic supporter of female empowerment in STEM, she started her career in 2011 by working at the Mexican office of the American OEM Chrysler. Utilising simulation and mathematical models (Computer Aided Engineering [CAE]), Alejandra worked on several projects to optimise the design and reduce costs of chassis and suspension parts. For several years, she was the only female member of the high-skilled technical team. Alejandra developed training materials for her CAE team.
Later in her career, she moved to a Japanese automotive safety device company where she helped build a high-performance engineering team that provided solutions for the US office. During her time at Ford, Alejandra optimised parts and improved processes. Her cost-savings achievements for the next generation of vehicles brought recognition from the global engineering director. Currently, she works at Jaguar Land Rover in England as a simulation lifecycle management specialist. She is helping the company to make the simulation process more efficient and agile. Alejandra has mentored several female engineering students and inspired them to be more confident working in a male-dominated environment.
Anni is a chartered engineer in the UK with a background in computer and communication systems engineering. She has diverse design and advisory experience in various sectors, including healthcare, technology and transportation. In 2017, she was recognised by Women in Rail as one of 20 Rising Stars of the UK Railway Industry. Anni is a Senior Engineer and an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion at Arup, where she also leads the healthcare business as part of the UKIMEA Digital Services Portfolio. Being a keen volunteer, Anni is a member of the Council and the Volunteer Engagement Board at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). She will be joining IET's Board of Trustees in October 2022.
Nadia Abouayoub is a strategist and specialist on Innovation for the Financial Sector. She is a member of the British Computer Society's (B.C.S.) Artificial Intelligence Specialist Group Committee (S.G.A.I). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She has a MSc. in Computing and DESS in A.I. and Databases from the University of Dijon. She has a MSc. in Formal Methods and the Security of Systems from Royal Holloway, University of London.
As a member of several committees. Nadia is passionate about the finance and new technology sectors. One such initiative saw her organise a VISIO conference with NASA for the World Youth Congress in 2004 to enable participants to experience the intricacies of robot navigation and the exploration of Mars. She is a member of the Expert Digital Panel for the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK) and a panel member for one of the UK university Industry/ Academy panel, which aims is to advise on the skills required for the future workforce. Nadia is a member of a United Nations focus group on AI in smart cities. Nadia is also the organiser of the International Machine Intelligence Competition, run by the S.G.A.I.; and has organised several workshops and lectures focused on educating the public about Artificial Intelligence.
Personally, she has an interest in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, for which she has organised many volunteer workshops. She has written articles focusing on the impact of AI in the financial sector.
Her career was launched with JP Morgan and since then has accrued over 15 years' experience within the investment banking sector in such fields as Risk Management, Product Control and Technology in Trading Applications. She is the founder of AIFINAI, an educational platform, and is currently writing her first book on the Education and impact of AI. She is currently a Lecturer/ Module Leader on a newly created MSc in Data of Science. Nadia is sought after as an expert in innovation and digital strategies in the financial sector.
Abbie Morris is Co-founder and CEO at Compare Ethics - a powerful Sustainability Communication platform.
Formerly a sustainability policy and communications consultant, Abbie worked with public and private businesses, NGO's and governments to build responsible policies and communicate them globally. This included leading a Presidential campaign in West Africa and securing client relationships with the United Nations, World Economic Forum and other international organisations.
Accurate communication to drive sustainability are at the heart of her approach to business. Abbie has also made contributions to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - the largest business organisation in the UK - spearheading the first Sustainability Working Group and launching the CBI's first circular economy product.
She is recognised in Forbes 30 under 30 Europe (2020), The Most Influential Women in Tech (2020 and 2021) and Stylus Changemakers Award (2021).
Compare Ethics secured a places on Google for Startups inaugural Female Founder Residency, TechNation's inaugural Libra program and PwC's Scale program.
Dr Helen O'Neill (MSc, PhD) is CEO and Founder of Hertility Health, an innovative healthtech company where science meet life through the application of a precision medicine-based approach to reproductive health. Dr Helen is not only an award-winning businesswomen, but also a tenured lecturer at University College London (UCL) in Reproductive and Molecular Genetics and Director for the MSc in Reproductive Science and Women's Health. She's done numerous talks and interviews at TEDx, BBC, Sky News (just to name a few), and won multiple awards.
She founded Hertility Health to enable women to make informed choices about their reproductive health, through early access to precision testing, clinically validated information, and absolute clarity on what happens next. Women's health has been overlooked and underserved by the healthcare system for way too long and Hertility Health is on a mission to change this - they call this the reproductive revolution. They are working hard to educate and empower women to openly talk about their reproductive health just as well at the workplace, as at home. Their innovations help to close the gender health gap through tailored insight and advice into women's health.
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Laura is widely recognised as an authority in the white hat hacker community with a deep knowledge across the security landscape with a highly developed understanding of cloud security, mobile, privacy and stalkerware. Laura gained an even wider following across Finland when she recently appeared with two fellow professional hackers in a TV documentary series "Team Whack – everything is hackable", which saw them hack into a variety of areas of people lives. Their targets included smart devices, a car, a smart home, a WIFI-network, an advertising board, as well as stealing personal identity information and cutting off a gaming stream plus dropping a drone from the sky. The hackers aim in the program was to help consumers, communities and businesses to protect from breaches and hacks, so to highlight exposure.
Laura spends much of her time sharing her knowledge across the security landscape through speaking at a wide range of events by providing guidance and exploring ideas to assist the public and private sector in addressing complex security threats and key society privacy vulnerabilities. This includes being active in a community of "cyberfirefighters" (https://kybervpk.fi/) founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, who offered help to companies in the health-care industry, schools, municipalities and also companies who financially cannot afford to solve cyber-related challenges. She's also helping people to reclaim their privacy through her involvement with Outreach https://www.outrch.org
From a very young age, Laura has been fascinated by computers and now brings this passion into her professional life.
Find Laura @ _larppa
At Tractable, Georgina Steele brings together her experiences in product and customer engineering teams to enable rapid scaling of Tractable's Estimating product. Georgina specialises in creating stable, high quality engineering products that drive real impact.
A strong advocate for DEI, Georgina regularly gives talks, hosts workshops and mentors, striving for inclusion and change across the technology industry. Her main focus is to support and empower diverse talent entering the technology sector.
Prior to becoming a Software Engineer, Georgina worked in the fast-paced world of Formula 1 at McLaren Racing, performing structural analysis and optimisation of race car parts. She was named as one of the most promising female engineers in the UK in 2016. Combining her experience in traditional and software engineering gives Georgina a unique perspective on how to bring value to an engineering team.
Wei Ann is a full stack engineer at Tractable. Working alongside Machine Learning researchers to deliver AI solutions for accident and disaster recovery, Wei Ann builds complex systems that bridge the gap between research in deep technology and real-world impact. Before Tractable, she worked at a rapid-prototyping studio in Accenture, and has a Master's degree in Physics.
Sydney Ng joins us from TikTok, where she currently works as a Zero Trust Engineer. Coming from a background of Site Reliability Engineering, she aims to build scalable and sustainable security infrastructure and works with her team to build one of the world’s largest Zero Trust Deployments.
Fatima is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Post graduation, she's worked full-time as a Software Developer at DRW, a trading firm and currently works at Yelp as a Software Engineer.
Camila Casquilho is an applied scientist in the Applied Machine Learning team at Yelp. She studied up until she earned her masters in her home country of Brazil, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, after which she completed her PhD in Statistics at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Camila is passionate about fostering a sense of community for everyone through her work in Yelp's UK Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging group. She aims to help others elevate their careers by sharing some of her own experiences working in tech across Canada, USA & the UK.
Haniyeh is the global AI Ethicist at DataRobot's Trusted AI Center of Excellence. She leads a team of Applied AI Ethicists with a focus on thought leadership and providing customers with actionable, and applied technical resources. Her research focuses on Trust, and Ethics in AI and ML. Haniyeh Holds a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Bonn University and was recently awarded VentureBeat's Women in AI award for responsibility and Ethics in AI and was named by Forbes as one of the AI Ethics Leaders.
Shani Dhanda is a multi-award-winning disability specialist and entrepreneur listed as one of the UK's most influential disabled people and BBC’s 100 Women 2020 List.
As a keynote speaker and practitioner for inclusion across business, government, non-profit and wider society, Shani helps organisations break barriers and integrate inclusion into their business frameworks.
As an influential woman in leadership, Shani has taken change into her own hands and founded numerous organisations to improve representation and challenge social inequality globally - Diversability, Asian Woman Festival, and Asian Disability Network.
Passionate about representation and portrayal of intersectionality, Shani was the face of LinkedIn's first-ever TV ad, which was featured across digital, print and radio channels with over 17 million views. She is a LinkedIn change-maker and sits within the top 0.09% most influential members in the UK.
Shani is a trustee of global disability charity Leonard Cheshire and Vice-President of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce.
As a subject matter expert, Shani brings the voices of disabled people and their organisations to policy development for the Government's Disability Unit, the Cabinet Office. Shani is a mentor at Oxford University and advisor on disability screen representation at the BFI. She is an ambassador at Valuable 500 and Parallel London.
Shani's style and approach are described as 'a winning combination of authenticity and passion, helping to remove the awkwardness and fear of having confident conversations about disability within business and society.'
Shani's client list includes Google, Bloomberg, Facebook, Mimecast, Viacom and LinkedIn. She has shared speaking stages with Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton. She has also written for Metro and Huffington Post.
Public speaker, health tech advisor, and CEO of award-winning digital services company, Difrent. Since leaving the NHS, Rachel has brought her passion for good services for all, bringing user needs, service design, and actual delivery together for clients.
In just 1,000 days, Rachel built and sold Difrent, which has become a diverse workforce delivering national services. Those services include transforming the NHS Jobs platform and building the Covid Home Testing service to get frontline workers back to work during the first stages of the pandemic.
An executive leader and accomplished entrepreneur with 30+ years hands-on technical and business experience, including a successful start-up exit in 2015. Founded and built the first digital CQC-approved preventative health offering in the UK in 2012 (about 7 years too early!) Founded four digital start-ups dating back to the 1995 internet 'boom'.
A Biochemical Engineer BSc(Eng) holding a PhD Biochemical Engineer and Electronic Engineering from University College London where she was the first female president of the Ramsay Society (founded 1850) and holds the AGV Underwood Exhibition for Postgraduate Research and the Ramsay Prize for Chemical Engineering.
Experienced global strategy and implementation consultant (McKinsey, Accenture) specialising in fintech and energy, corporate Bioscience business builder (US West Coast), and an investor and advisor to start-ups in the UK, Australia, and in Silicon Valley.
Currently a C-Level Advisor, Consultant and Strategist specialising in placing high-impact female leaders and change-makers in leading positions in the digital organisations of today and tomorrow. My clients work in healthtech, fintech, edutech, digital transformation, engineering, professional services, Private Equity, and Venture Capital. They come from organisations like Google, Meta, Uber, Apple, Amazon, Salesforce, Oracle, Cisco, Enpicom, Generation, Multiverse, Advent, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Trust Payments, and a host of US-based digital start-ups and impact funds spanning seed to IPO.
Committed to disrupting traditional career paths for women (and men) by shifting the dynamic from 'asking permission' to 'assuming the position'. Together, we rewrite the dialogue and norms on how (wo)men 'show up' and empower each other to 'change the game' vs trying to level an outdated playing field.
Lucy is an ex-corporate Leader, Founder of Powerhouse Revolution Coaching, Speaker, Podcast Host, and busy mom of 3. She is a certified coach in mindset and career for corporate women and holds an M.Sc. B.Sc and other certifications. In 2021 at age 40, Lucy quit her 20-year career to pursue her dream business, supporting women leaders to take back control and become who they were born to be without stress or burning out.
Her coaching program, Powerhouse Revolution was strategically designed following 18 months of research and development, using key insights from corporate female leaders in Ireland, Britain and the USA. Her program uses science-based tools with practical tips and strategies to change lives.
Lucy has been featured across the media including The Sunday Business Post, That Great Business Show Podcast, and other press including kiss.ie, The Nationalist and radio including 2FM, KCLR and Beat.
Lucy lives in Carlow, Ireland with her husband John and their three kids Jayden, Sarah May, and Kate and their dogs Foxy and Alfie. Despite her professional accolades, Lucy is just a normal girl who loves being outdoors with family, roast chicken dinner on Sundays and the pretty things in life! On a Friday night, you'll most likely find her in cosy loungewear and no makeup listening to old-school 90's hits with a glass of Pinot, while scrolling through Instagram!
Ashleigh Rennie is a conversion copywriter and copy strategist. She works with high-performing businesswomen all over the world, who are looking to increase their impact, expand their audience, and connect with their communities in the most authentic and human way imaginable.
She LOVES writing direct response copy in the form of emails that kiss the screen. She's also a badass sales page copywriter, quiz creator, lead generator, and can write copy for a summit that blows people's hair back. And then restyles it like Shakira and J-Lo at the Superbowl in 2020.
She is a business owner, dog and cat mom, speaker and feminist, and she loves animals more than the vegan chocolate balls at Sainsbury's.
Anna is the Director of Agile Project Delivery LTD where she works with clients to turn chaos into order on projects.
She has over 10 years of experience in Project Portfolio Management and has led project delivery for Fortune 500 companies. She has managed agile projects and distributed teams across multiple locations like London, Paris, Singapore, and New York.
She has set up, led, and delivered projects for clients in advertising, publishing, transport, and retail.
Anna is an accredited Project Manager and Scrum Master.
A seasoned Executive Search consultant, Amy has a wealth of experience in recruitment, communications and business development. Following a career in Executive Search and Professional Services, Amy founded her own Boutique Search Firm focused on Technology, Transformation & Change.
With a strong and diverse network of innovative, challenging and forward-thinking individuals, Amy is committed to helping her clients build leadership pipelines to steer their organisations through an ever-changing landscape, enabling them to thrive in the future. She is equally dedicated to the needs of her candidates, who trust her integrity and professionalism to assist them in advancing their career progression.
Leveraging on her years working in Transformation and Change, Amy has also launched The Woolf Partnership's Transformational Leadership series, highlighting leaders across industry who display the unique traits she sees as paramount to leading successful organisations into the next wave of change.
A proud advocate for equality, Amy has been a member of women's networks throughout her working life and works alongside clients to build robust diverse talent pools, helping both clients and candidates to access transferable skills and explore new opportunities.
Amy is passionate about Social Care and is a Trustee of Jewish Care, where she has volunteered for over a decade. Outside of her working life she can always be found with her husband, three children and their dog.
Sass is an accomplished change specialist who transforms organisations by focusing on its people and culture. With a background in publishing and over 20 years experience in roles focusing on building relationships, she works with high-performing teams and individuals who are looking for growth and a new sense of direction.
As a certified coach, she helps people discover how to become unstuck; inspired for the future and prepped with the creative resources needed to move forward.
Her approach to change is human-centred, pragmatic and mindful. Believing in purpose before position, she uses this to bring a sense of alignment and motivation that's rooted in integrity and creativity.
Passionate about helping people thrive with change, Sass says she's at her happiest when she's free to explore, learn and connect with others.
Suzie Robinson is a digital workplace consultant at ClearBox and has responsibility for their suite of review reports. Suzie has worked with intranets for 15 years and has practical experience with all aspects of an intranet lifecycle, from research, to implementation, to ongoing governance, and overall strategy. Suzie's experience has grown out of the roots of internal communication, so she has a focus on employee experience and engagement, plus strong content.
Remote and difficult to reach users were often the core user-base for the intranets Suzie managed, so she has extensive experience at finding ways to engage and connect a broad audience range. Suzie has also worked in IT teams in her time, giving her a unique insight into the workings of many different departments. Suzie is a skilled writer (not just of reviews, she’s also a published author) and editor, and she is active in the internal communications community. Suzie is always happy to have a chat over social media, so please feel free to follow her on Twitter (as @SuzieRobinson42) or on LinkedIn.
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