1 - 2 November London
6-7 September, 2018ICC Sydney, Australia
(We'll be announcing more every week!)
Dr Johanna Hutchinson
Director of Data & Data Science @ Department of Health & Social Care
Head of Product Design & Research @ Moonpig
Cloud Digital Transformation Director @ HMRC
Regional VP @ Salesforce
Head of Software Engineering @ BBC
Director,Technology @ Paddy Power Betfair, Flutter Group
Product Director @ Songkick
Lory Piccirilli Thorpe
Head of Enterprise Product Line @ Nokia
Head of Technology, Experience @ Marks & Spencer
Head of Growth @ Secret Escapes
Senior Manager: Data and Analytics @ PwC
Head of Customer Domain, Products @ H&M Group
Tech Lead, DevOps @ Pride in London, Lead Security Engineer @ Photobox Group
Cities Data Quality and Product Lead @ Citymapper
Senior Director of Product @ Hudl
Senior Software Engineer @ Zoopla
Lead Design Engineer @ Dyson
Founder @ Parent Cloud
Head of Marketing Analytics @ Farfetch
CEO & Managing Director @ Women on Boards UK
CEO @ We Love Work
Emely is a Regional Vice President at Salesforce where she is the Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture group, MuleSoft and also part of the Office of CTO.She has 19 plus years of industry experience of working with SAAS, CRM , ERP, Platform and Integration technologies. She holds a MBA in Business Systems and IT and is currently leading a team of highly experienced thought leaders and architects in the digital transformation and API Led space. She is a global sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion initiative at her organization and believes that technology is a strong leveller of equality.
Elizabeth Rumsey is the Senior Multi-Cloud and Multi-Access Edge Computing Platform Portfolio Team Lead at Vodafone Business. Elizabeth leads the multi-cloud and MEC portfolio as part of Vodafone’s Cirrus venture with IBM, connecting market-leading capabilities in communications and technology to help our customers succeed in a digital economy and building on Vodafone’s partnerships with other leading technology providers, including AWS and Microsoft.
Elizabeth joined Vodafone in 2012 as a Principal deal Architect, consequently taking roles including as the Commercial Intelligence Team Lead, before moving into 5G and Cloud, previously as the Digital Services Offer Manager. During her time at Vodafone, Elizabeth has simultaneously connected and empowered people, including supporting the CEO of Total Mama, supporting a partnership between Vodafone Group Commercial and Oxford University Innovation to achieve his mission to provide women a trusted digital source of personalised information for fertility and pregnancy, building on her experience as Chair of Vodafone Group’s Women’s Network.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Elizabeth held roles at Virgin after five years in UK Mergers and Acquisitions for both Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan Cazenove.
Elizabeth is an American citizen residing in the UK. She holds a CIMA from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a BA from Vanderbilt University
David is a technology leader experienced working in fast-paced environments. Passionate about creating high performance teams and developing individuals to deliver business results. With a very technical background, he moved toward leadership roles, having worked in different industries like advertising, betting & gaming and media. David is currently Head of Software Engineering at the BBC, leading the engineering teams developing two of the UK’s most loved technology products: BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds.
WPP”s resident data geek has over 20 years of technology and data experience across media, FMCG, finance and retail consulting for companies such as Hearst UK, dunnhumby & Walgreens Boots Alliance. She joined WPP in 2014 as MD of Acceleration (part of Wunderman Thompson) and left in 2017 to become a freelance Data Strategy Consultant. She didn’t go very far away and having consulted for Wavemaker, VML, Geometry, Wunderman Thompson and MediaCom, Di joined the WPP CTO team and became Global Head of Data and AI in January 2020. Di is a creative thinker with proven success in finding new solutions and revenue streams for traditional companies. She is particularly passionate about getting non-analysts excited about the possibilities of data. Di has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and is a qualified Project Manager and a Neurolinguistic Programme Practitioner. This year she joined Gartner’s Chief Data Officer Group as a Governing Body member and was delighted to be included in the Data IQ Top 100 data leaders list
With over 15 years’ experience in technology transformation, in various technical leadership roles. She has worked in several sectors including Retail, Hospitality and now in Gambling. As well as being a technologist, she is passionate about creating high performing, inclusive teams that fuel innovation and growth. As a leader, she is always looking for opportunities to catalyse change for equity in business. She is one of the founding members of Tesco’s Women in Technology, and in her current role has sponsored the Lean In Circles initiative, across PPB to support female talent.
Seri is currently Product Director at Songkick, a small tech company that helps music fans have great live music experiences. Her prevailing love of maths means she is great at using quant data to make decisions quickly (and should probably spend more time talking to customers). Previously she worked in Product roles at ITV and Sky. Seri is passionate about careers in general and loves working with others to help them identify and progress towards their best career path. She doesn’t know anyone that loves to talk about a CV quite as much.
Jacqueline has over 17 year’ experience working in Technology across roles in the Retail Industry (Tesco International & UK Stores, M&S, Comet Group) and in Technology Consulting (Accenture). She has a proven track record of designing and planning for successful delivery of customer outcomes, building, leading and coaching successful teams to create exciting and great customer experiences.
Throughout her career she has been active in driving Gender Equality initiatives in technology with a strong desire to create a workplace in which every woman has the opportunity to reach their potential. She has experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues to help increase their confidence to have those self-marketable moments with authenticity in the workplace.She is also in the 2nd year of a part time MSc in Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London where her research will be on the lived experiences of professional women through a global pandemic.
Scientist by education, operator by experience, Lina is passionate about solving hard problems to unlock growth. As the Head of Growth at Secret Escapes, she drives new business bets and initiatives across Product, Marketing and Analytics. Bold yet strategic in her approach, Lina is a strong believer that growth is more science than art. She holds a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh and is an alumna of New Entrepreneurs Foundation. Plus a black belt in karate in her spare time (don’t let the ponytail fool you)
Carmelle joined PwC in early 2019 and has focused her career within cloud technologies, data & analytics for the last 8 years. She is always looking for new ways to test her understanding of modern technology innovation, and believes strongly in challenging the status quo whilst bringing her true-self to problem solving scenarios.
Known to bring strong technical, interpersonal and change management skills to help transform, shape and solve technical and often very complex problems, Carmelle believes that the best solutions integrate customer and organisational behaviours and cultures. Carmelles specific capability areas include cloud transformation, customer experience, data architecture and insights development, overlayed by solid stakeholder and programme management expertise.
Her Senior Manager role supporting Data & Analytics programmes across the UK has provided the opportunity to lead and support large scale finance transformation projects, cloud based call centre technologies and advanced analytics proof of concepts. Carmelle also enjoys seeking new ways to support and provide opportunities for her female managers and associates.
Carmelle hails from Glasgow, and when she’s not working she can be found spending time with her wonderful husband, friends and family...and slightly less well-behaved Jack Russell, Toby.
Alexandra (Lexi) Sack is currently Head of Product for the Customer Domain at H&M Group where she oversees customer-facing digital capabilities for the group’s multiple fashion brands. She has helped lead the company through their recent digital transformation. Previous to joining H&M Group, Lexi was a Director at Stitch Fix, a data-driven personal styling service, and led the Collectibles & Toys categories at eBay. Lexi holds a BA in Economics & Philosophy-Mathematics from Colby College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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
Pooja has over 15 years of Product Management experience across a portfolio of global brands from Tesco, Marks and Spencer, The Financial Times, Virgin and now Hudl. Her passion for product management focuses on understanding and solving genuine customer problems to achieve positive business outcomes. She has successfully developed company visions and led cross departmental collaboration such as successfully managing GDPR compliance across the whole of the FT, pioneering cross functional business/product teams at the FT, bringing the B2C and B2B business teams working better together, winning awards for digital innovation within Marks and Spencers stores. She brought the retail store and digital experience together with some instrumental customer needs; ordering kiosks, virtual makeover apps for the beauty department, Style online lounge, style your perfect outfit on large format screens and purchase, to name a few. Currently at Hudl, she is responsible for subscription growth and services for professional sports, national governing bodies and universities across the US.
Pooja is passionate about Leadership and transforming teams to succeed in an environment of Servant leadership, empowerment and positive corporate culture. Pooja was a finalist for the 2018 ‘Women in IT Excellence Awards’ for outstanding transformation and her contribution to transforming teams and culture at the FT. Pooja is also an advisor for Middlesex University providing genuine industry/business knowledge to supplement their business school teaching.
Outside of work Pooja is a mum of two lovely boys, lives in London and is also a freelance Wedding planner. Passionate about travel, food, great wine and experiencing different cultures. Her mantra is: Live life with Integrity, Thrive on the front lines, Excel in everything & Lead in ways that ensures your impact is everlasting.
Rebecca is a software engineer, international speaker and ex-engineering manager, currently on the pendulum swing back to focusing on the code at Zoopla. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, she spent the last 4 years at WeTransfer and Usabilla in Amsterdam and is now based in London, excited to continue teaching and learning with all the amazing people in this community.
I joined Dyson six years ago, just as Dyson were preparing to step into the world of Health and Beauty with the launch of the first haircare machine. Since then, I was involved in the Research and Development of all Dyson haircare machines, working part of the NPD Engineering team.
I currently work at Dyson as a Lead Design Engineer, leading the Voice of the Customer team in Haircare. My role involves researching and understanding consumer needs globally and translating these in engineering requirements and product specs. I am in frequent contact with consumers, to ensure we are embedding user insights in the fundamentals of our product development. This enables us to continuously innovate and offer the best user experience through our products.
Karen Taylor is the Founder of Parent Cloud an organisation that is reinventing how businesses support parents in their workforce; reducing home and work related stress and having a positive impact on employee engagement and gender diversity at work. Parent Cloud offers support to working parents via their Resource Hub and also by giving employees access to on-demand, remote coaching and support to help families to thrive; covering a variety of parental issues including: birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, postnatal depression, career coaching, fertility and child behaviour. Their mission is to improve mental health and professional prospects for all parents, everywhere by equipping parents with the knowledge and skills they need to give excellent levels of care to their children, taking some of the anxiety out of parenting and giving them breathing space to be able to enjoy it.
Michelle has worked for over 13 years in data and analytics. She started her career in measuring advertising effectiveness of offline media with Gain Theory, which lead her to build this capability in Moneysupermarket. Soon after, she got an opportunity with Expedia to grow and manage a team globally optimising the performance of search marketing. Now, Michelle is responsible for BI and analytics across marketing and customer globally at Farfetch.
Michelle’s passion lies firstly in driving commercial value out of data, and secondly in transforming and building data and analytics teams and developing talent. She was selected as one of Twenty in Data & Technology in 2018 awarded by Women in Data and The Female Lead, and has since been an ambassador driving for diversity in this field.
Fiona is the CEO of Women on Boards UK and advisor to Peel Hunt, an award-winning UK mid-cap stockbroker. She is an expert in the areas of Governance, Regulation and Talent Management who has sat on marketing, nominations and audit & finance committees. Currently, Fiona is Chair of Hanx's nominations committee a sexual wellness fast moving consumer goods company.
She is a passionate angel investor who helped to found one of the first female angel investment clubs and one of the judges for The Sunday Times annual NED Awards.
Formerly Fiona was a director for Old Mutual Asset Management and Hill Samuel Asset Management, running the Global Equities and Emerging Markets Desks respectively. She has advised the board of the Thai Euro Fund and been the Director responsible for Pension Fund asset allocation for OMAM's Employee Pension Fund.
In 2012, Fiona launched Women on Boards to support women, and men, make the right connections and career choices to get to board level within their own company or to take on a non-executive board role. Since launch, WOB has supported over 1800 individuals get onto boards. Fiona and the WOB team work tirelessly to lobby influential directors to push for increased board vacancy transparency.
As featured on ITV, Forbes, FT and Bloomberg, Paris Petgrave is the Founder of Rare Seed, a Financial wellness app which helps underserved millennials become better at money management and achieve their financial goals.
Prior to this Paris founded We Love Work, an app which helps large companies support their people through organisational change and build happier, more resilient teams. Paris has worked as a consultant and built products and services for a number large, multi-national organisations including Barclays, Harrods, Virgin, Mastercard and the NHS.
She features as an advisor on ITV business news, and has been recognised by Bloomberg, The FT and Forbes for her work. In 2017 she was listed as the top 100 EMpower leaders in the Financial Times and a Rising Star in the Power list 2018 and 2019. She has also partnered with the Harvard Kennedy School to support research in reducing gender bias in the workplace.Twitter:@ParisPetgrave @weloveworkhq
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