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Alexandra Depledge

CEO at Resi.co.uk

Alex is CEO and co-founder of Resi.co.uk, the online architectural platform which makes it faster, easier and cheaper to renovate, extend, or convert – helping UK homeowners discover the science of a happy home.

Alex Mahon

CEO at Channel 4

Alex Mahon is the CEO of Channel 4 the British public-service television broadcaster. Channel 4 is a publicly-owned and commercially-funded family of channels with a statutory remit to deliver high-quality, innovative, alternative content that challenges the status quo. The business is funded by advertising with revenues of c £1bn annually and has a unique purpose to innovate, take creative risks and inspire positive change and ensure that all of Great Britain is represented in its programmes.

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Alice Bentinck

Co-Founder & General Partner at Entrepreneur First

Alice is co-founder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First, the world's leading talent investor. EF has invested in more than 1000 individual technologists across six global locations, with exits including Magic Pony Technology which was acquired by Twitter for a reported $150m. EF is backed by Silicon Valley's top investors such as Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin, Greylock Partners and Founders Fund. Alice started her career at McKinsey & Co.

Anne Boden

CEO at Starling Bank

Anne Boden is a most unusual banker. After a 30-year career in traditional banking, including roles at Lloyds Bank, Standard Chartered, UBS, ABN Amro, RBS and as chief operating officer of Allied Irish Bank, Anne began to explore how financial technology could transform customer’s everyday lives.

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Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon

Head Stemette & Co-Founder of STEMettes

From child prodigy to MBE, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is Head Stemette and co-founder of STEMettes, the award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) roles via a series of prestigious events and opportunities.

Prof. Dame Athene Donald

Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge and Master of Churchill College

Professor Dame Athene Donald, DBE FRS, is a Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge and Master of Churchill College. Her research uses the ideas of soft matter physics to study a wide range of systems of both synthetic and biological origin. There is an emphasis on using different types of microscopy.

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Bethany Koby

CEO & Co-Founder of Tech Will Save Us

Bethany Koby is the co-founder and CEO of Tech Will Save Us who are on a mission to fill the technology skills gap by providing fun, educational, accessible experiences for young kids and engaged parents to creatively engage with technology. Koby is also a mum, designer, educator and entrepreneur. She is passionate about shaping a brighter future for kids by empowering them to create with rather than be fearful of, or passive to, technology.

Caroline Plumb

Founder & CEO at Fluidly

Caroline is Founder and CEO of Fluidly a venture-backed business which uses machine learning to help small businesses manage their biggest painpoint - cashflow. Fluidly works with businesses and their advisors to automagically forecast and optimise cashflow to save time, improve working capital and help them sleep better at night. Fluidly has been named one of 2018’s  ‘Hot 10’ European Fintechs by the Fintech50, in WIRED's Top 100 Hottest European startups and won “Innovation of the Year” in the Accounting Excellence awards.

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Cindy Rose

CEO at Microsoft UK

Cindy was appointed CEO of Microsoft UK in July 2016.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Cindy was Managing Director of the UK Consumer division at Vodafone, leading their transformation from mobile pure play to quad play with the launch of Vodafone broadband and the development of Vodafone TV. She also led the expansion of Vodafone’s retail store estate from 350 stores to over 500 stores and returned the business to growth after 12 consecutive quarters of revenue decline.

Claire Davenport

CEO at Hello Fresh UK

Claire Davenport is CEO of HelloFresh UK, the country's largest meal kit company and subsidiary of HelloFresh Group, named the fastest growing start-up in Europe over the past 5 years.

Prior to joining HelloFresh in June 2017, Claire ran VoucherCodes.co.uk, accelerating the company's growth as the UK's largest savings destination.

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Dr Claire Novorol

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer at Ada Health

Dr Claire Novorol is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Ada Health, a healthtech startup based in London and Berlin that uses AI to help people understand their health and guide them to appropriate care. At Ada’s core lies a sophisticated medical reasoning engine that supports patients and doctors by providing high quality health information.

Clare Gilmartin

CEO at Trainline

Clare has been CEO of Trainline since 2014, leading the business through a period of rapid growth and expansion across Europe and into Asia.  Trainline now partners with more than 200 carriers, helping customers around the world travel in and across 44 countries, all in one simple app.

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Edwina Dunn

CEO at Starcount

Edwina Dunn is CEO @ Starcount; a consumer insights company that combines the science of purchase and intent and brings the voice of the customer into the boardroom.  

She is also Founder of The Female Lead : a non-profit organisation dedicated to offering alternative role models to those ever-present in popular culture and which gives women a platform to share their inspirational stories. The Female Lead: Women Who Shape Our World was published by Penguin Random House in February 2017 and is being donated to 18,000 schools across the UK and USA to inspire the next generation of female leaders. In recognition of her work in this area, Edwina was the recipient of the Fashion 4 Development Women’s Champion Award in New York.

Eileen Burbidge

Partner at Passion Capital

Eileen Burbidge (@eileentso) is a Partner at Passion Capital, the pre-eminent early-stage technology venture fund based in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. On behalf of Passion, Eileen serves as non-executive director on a number of fast growing SMEs including Monzo Bank, Digital Shadows, Tide, Butternut Box, Prowler.io and Focal Point Positioning, among others.

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Elaine Warburton

CEO at QuantuMDx

Elaine Warburton is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ healthcare & biotech experience. With a wide-ranging background in nursing, genetics, accounting and running hospitals, she is currently CEO of pioneering diagnostics company, QuantuMDx Group.

Emily Brooke

Founder & CEO at Beryl

Emily is Founder and CEO of Beryl (formerly Blaze), an urban mobility brand creating technology for bike sharing schemes and consumer cyclists globally. Beryl's flagship product is the Laserlight, a front light tackling the blind-spot by projecting the green symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of the cyclist, currently built into the cycle hire bikes of London, New York Montreal and Glasgow. Beryl also co-designed the new Santander Cycle for London, providing lights, laser, GPS, sensors, connectivity and data capabilities. This Autumn they launched their own bike share platform as well as a range of new consumer products. Emily dropped out of Physics at Oxford University for Product Design in Brighton, where the Laserlight was her final year project. In 2017 Emily was awarded an MBE from the Queen for her contributions to Transport and the Economy.

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Harriet Green

CEO & Chairman at IBM Asia Pacific

Harriet Green OBE is a global executive who has led business transformations on four continents, with a proven track record for developing and implementing strategies for profitable growth and increasing shareholder value in global technology, logistics, travel and consumer sectors. Harriet received her OBE for services to electronics in 2010. Harriet is currently driving all of IBM businesses in Asia Pac, where she has been appointed with a mandate to drive consistent sustainable profitable growth for IBM in the region. Harriet was previously General Manager of Watson Customer Engagement, Watson Internet of Things and Education at IBM where she drove growth in IBM’s high priority and key growth initiatives. Across these business units, Harriet helped usher in a new era of cognitive business, helping “clients unlock value in new insights” from the massive amount of data they generate each day. Harriet transformed IBM Watson IoT from a start-up to a profitable business and lead the successful transformation of Watson Customer Engagement.

Dr Hayaatun Sillem

CEO at Royal Academy of Engineering

Dr Hayaatun Sillem is the Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, which brings together the UK’s leading engineers and technologists for a shared purpose: to promote engineering excellence for the benefit of society.

Hayaatun has extensive leadership experience in UK and international engineering, innovation and diversity & inclusion activities. She is a trustee of the London Transport Museum and EngineeringUK, and Chair of Judges for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment.

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Jane Moran

Global CIO at Unilever

Jane Moran is CIO at Unilever where she leads the global IT organization, driving strategy, implementation and support for the internal and external business technology applications, platforms, networks and data centers.

Joanna Shields

CEO at BenevolentAI

Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields OBE, serves as Group Chief Executive Officer at BenevolentAI Limited since May 2018.  From 2012-2018, Ms. Shields served in the UK Government in several roles including Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Internet Safety & Security, Prime Minister's Special Representative on Internet Harms and Crimes, Business Ambassador for Digital Industries, Digital Economy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chair and CEO of Tech City UK. 

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Julie Woods Moss

CMO, Digital Leader & Board Advisor

Julie was rated the 16th most influential CMO in the world by Forbes in 2017. She is a member of the Boston Consulting Group advisory board on big data and  analytics; a senior adviser to Mu Sigma, the world's largest pure play analytics/machine learning firm; a senior adviser to Agent3, a digital marketing agency in the FTSE listed Next15; a senior advisor to Dial Partners, an independent corporate finance firm and a former board member of OneAccess, a physical and virtual networking company sold in October 2017 to Ekinops.

Juliet Bauer

Chief Digital Officer at NHS England

Juliet leads all patient-facing digital technology projects for NHS England. This includes responsibility for the ten Empower the Person Digital Transformation Programs such as the transformation of nhs.uk (the NHS website), the launch of the new NHS app, the new NHS Apps Library and Citizen Identity. She also leads the work to ensure digital experiences can be used to help people to manage life-long conditions. Prior to joining NHS England, Juliet led similar technology programmes at a range of businesses from start-ups to major media companies. Learn more about Juliet’s role and background by listening to her podcast interview with Tech-Talks or reading her blog for The Guardian’s Healthcare Professionals Network.

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June Angelides

Founder of Mums in Technology, Investor at Samos Investments and Chair of Future Skills Programme

Named by the Financial Times as the 6th Most Influential BAME Tech Leader in 2018 and the 15th most influential woman in tech by Computer Weekly, June Angelides is the founder and CEO of Mums in Technology, which partners with industry to provide an immersive learning experience that encourages new mothers to take their children to school with them while they learn to code. The company has trained over 250 women and provided them with the confidence and mindset to explore careers in the tech sector.

Justine Roberts

Founder & CEO at Mumsnet and Gransnet

Justine Roberts CBE is Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations with over 12 million unique users per month.

Mumsnet hosts a network of around 9,000 influencers and regularly campaigns on issues its members care about, including miscarriage care and postnatal care. In 2011, Justine launched Gransnet, a website for the original baby boomer generation. She is a mother of four (and two dogs) and was appointed CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the economy.

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Kathryn Parsons

Co-Founder & CEO at Decoded

Kathryn is co-founder and CEO of Decoded, a technology education company up-skilling and re-skilling professionals in code, data, AI and machine learning.  Their philosophy of no jargon, fun, fast, hands-on learning has resonated with a generation grappling with the impacts of AI and Automation. The Decoded Data Academies launched in 2018 with an ambition to fill the professional data skills gap.  Kathryn is recommending business leaders ensure a 50:50 female/male learner ratio. Decoded now operates in over 85 cities worldwide.

Kriti Sharma

Vice President of Bots and Artificial Intelligence at Sage

Kriti is the VP of Bots and Artificial Intelligence at Sage. Kriti was recently named in the Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Kriti previously led product management for Barclays Pingit before joining Sage.

In July 2016 Sharma and Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, launched Pegg, the world’s first personal chatbot for business finance. Pegg was created by Sharma to make accounting as easy as texting. Within six weeks of launch, the chatbot was being used by people in 85 countries.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Google Grace Hopper Scholar and Government of India’s Young Leader in Science.

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Lisa Jacobs

Chief Strategy Officer at Funding Circle

As the Chief Strategy Officer at Funding Circle, Lisa is responsible for developing and driving Funding Circle's strategy and corporate development agenda, including international expansion. As such, she expanded the business into the US, Dutch and German markets through two acquisitions.

Margot James

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries: Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport

Margot James was appointed Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in January 2018. Margot was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from July 2016 to January 2018. She was elected Conservative MP for Stourbridge in May 2010.

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Martha Lane Fox

Founder & Executive Chair at Doteveryone.org.uk

Martha is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet and building a movement for responsible technology.

Mursal Hedayat

Co-Founder & CEO at Chatterbox

Mursal Hedayat is the founder and chief executive of Chatterbox, a tech-for-good enterprise that trains and employs refugees to teach their native languages online and connects them with learners around the world.

She is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, recognised by Forbes, MIT (announcing in Dec.), and Ashoka among others as a rising star in social enterprise. After graduating with a degree in Economics from the University of Leeds in 2015, Mursal spent a year studying social innovation and inequality as a Year Here social change fellow. Whilst on the programme, she started Chatterbox.

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Dame Natalie Massenet

Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner at Imaginary Ventures

Natalie Massenet is co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Imaginary Ventures, a venture fund investing in early-stage opportunities at the intersection of retail and technology. Natalie is co-founder alongside Nick Brown, previously of 14W, a New York-based VC firm.

She is best known for founding the luxury fashion online retailer, Net-A-Porter, in 2000. The following decade saw Natalie build one of the world’s most influential fashion businesses operating across retail, media and publishing platforms, including net-a-porter.com, theoutnet.com, mrporter.com and the Net Set. With a team of over 2,500 people in London, New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Massenet shaped an extraordinary experience for the global luxury fashion consumer. In the year before Nataliestepped down from her role following the YOOX Net-A-Porter merger, the Net-A-Porter-Group recorded net revenues of almost $1 billion.

Nicola Mendelsohn

Vice President for EMEA at Facebook

Nicola Mendelsohn is currently the Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Facebook. A role she has held since 2013.

She currently serves on The Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, The UK government’s Industrial Strategy Council and is a non-executive director of Diageo. She and her husband are also co-presidents of the charity Norwood.

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Nicole Eagan

CEO at Darktrace

As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has established the company as the global leader of AI cyber defense. Her extensive career spans 25 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Named 'AI Leader of the Year' in 2017, Nicole has introduced disruptive machine learning to enterprises of all sizes. Today, Darktrace has a valuation of $1.65 billion and counts Insight, KKR, Summit Partners, and Samsung among its investors. Darktrace’s innovative approach to cyber security has won more than 100 awards and the company has been named one of WSJ's Tech Companies to Watch, Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and the CNBC Disruptor 50.

Dr Noor Shaker

CEO at GTN

Noor is a cofounder and CEO at GTN, a startup that uniquely combines machine learning with quantum physics to discover new medicines. Through GTN's technology, chemicals can be effectively simulated, analysed and discovered computationally. In 2018, Noor secured £2.1 million in seed funding and a global pharmaceutical company to signup for a pilot.

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Pip Jamieson

Founder & CEO at The Dots

Pip Jamieson {https://the-dots.com/users/pip-jamieson-70917}  is the Founder & CEO of The Dots (https://the-dots.com), dubbed ‘The next LinkedIn?' by Forbes. The Dots is designed around the networking needs of 'No Collar' professionals – creators, freelancers and entrepreneurs. As routine jobs become more automated, these No Collar professionals will represent the future workforce.

Dr Pippa Malmgren

CEO at Robotics

Dr. Malmgren founded the DRPM Group, which advises leaders and institutional investors worldwide on investment trends and is a platform for her public speaking. She formerly served as an advisor to President George W. Bush in the White House and served on The National Economic Council where she handled financial market issues and terrorism risks to the economy after 911. She is currently an advisor to the British Government on Brexit and a Non-Executive Board Member of the Department of International Trade. She also sometimes participates in the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends and the Pentagon’s scenario sessions with the Office of Net Assessment.

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Rioch Edwards-Brown

Founder of So You Wanna Be In TV?

Rioch Edwards-Brown is the Founder of So You Wanna Be In TV? a grass roots social enterprise set up after her son was shot and stabbed while in school. Rioch did not want revenge and reached out to the community to give something back.  She addresses social mobility and the lack of diversity in TV. Rioch has diversified in a range of sectors including, AI, tech and creative.  So You Wanna Be In Tech? was launched in 2016 and So You Wanna Be In Creative? in 2017.

Roberta Lucca

Co-Founder, Chief Brand Officer & Board Director at Bossa Studios and Creative Director & Host at Beta Lucca YouTube Channel

Roberta is a serial entrepreneur, compulsive learner and Co-Founder of the BAFTA-winning Bossa Studios, a games scaleup based in London. She’s grown Bossa from a blank canvas to a multi-million-dollar business, now with a team of 100 people. With successes including Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread, the studio is renowned for its unique way to scale creativity through their Game James.

Being recognised as Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018, Top 30 Women in Games by MCV, and Top 35 Under 35 Women by Management Today, Roberta has a contagious drive to empower more women to shape their future. Having both succeeded and failed, Roberta now shares lessons she learned with aspiring entrepreneurs as a speaker, as an angel investor, as a Contributor to Forbes.com and in her new YouTube channel called Beta Lucca.

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Samantha Payne

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Open Bionics

Samantha Payne is the co founder and Chief Operating Officer of Open Bionics. Open Bionics is a robotics company developing affordable assistive devices that enhance the human body. Open Bionics works with companies like Disney to turn children with limb differences into bionic superheroes. Samantha is a WIRED Innovation Fellow, a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient and has been named by MIT as one of Europe's top Innovators under 35.

Sarah Hunter

Director of Global Public Policy at X

Sarah is the Director of Global Public Policy at X, the Moonshot Factory. X - formerly Google X - is a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions of people. X works across a wide range of technologies and sectors, from self driving cars to life sciences and drones. Sarah joined X in 2013 and lived in California for five years, running a team that translates between the engineers and scientists at X and the policy makers and regulators in Government. She has recently moved back to the UK to perform the same role for X globally.

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Sarah Wood

Founder & Chair of Unruly and Non Executive Director of Superdry

Sarah Wood is the chair & co-founder of Unruly, the global video advertising marketplace acquired by News Corp in 2015. She currently sits on the boards of clothing company Superdry plc and Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs. She is a technology ambassador for London, a member of the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board & an ambassador for The Prince's Trust Women Supporting Women Programme. Sarah has been named Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, City AM Entrepreneur of the Year, and has been awarded an OBE for services to technology and innovation. She is also the author of best-selling career handbook Stepping Up: How to Accelerate Your Leadership Potential, which calls for more diverse, digital and empathetic business leaders.

Sharmadean Reid

Founder of Beautystack and WAH Nails

Sharmadean Reid is an entrepreneur, founding Beautystack and WAH Nails. Her mission is to use technology to empower women, economically, socially and culturally.

WAH completely changed the beauty landscape with its millennial voice, feminist attitude and innovative salon space. She then wrote two books, delivered global pop up nail salons for 100s of brands, created a product line with Walgreen Boots Alliance and was awarded an MBE from HRH Queen in 2015 for services to Beauty.

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Sharon White

CEO at Ofcom

Sharon White took over as Chief Executive of Ofcom in March 2015. Before joining Ofcom Sharon had a long career in the civil service.

She was second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury, responsible for overseeing the public finances. Before that she held Board level positions at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for International Development.

She has worked as a civil service adviser at the Prime Minister's Policy Unit and in Washington DC as a senior economist at the World Bank. Sharon is a trained economist and studied at Cambridge University and University College London.

Sheila Flavell

Chief Operating Officer & an Executive Board Director at FDM Group

Sheila Flavell is the Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Board Director of FDM Group. She has circa 30 years’ experience in both the public and private IT sectors internationally. She is passionate about enhancing diversity in the workplace and creating exciting careers for the next generation of digital talent.

One of her proudest moments was being able to announce FDM reporting a zero median gender pay gap for both years since reporting was introduced.

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Stephanie Phair

Chief Strategy Officer at Farfetch

Stephanie is responsible for leading Farfetch’s global strategic direction, innovation, M&A and for incubating new businesses. She is also a member of the Farfetch Executive Board.

Stephanie was previously founder and President of TheOutnet.com and was part of the Executive team of The Net-a-Porter Group from 2009 to 2015.  She has more than 15 years of luxury and e-commerce experience, having worked for Issey Miyake, American Vogue and at Portero in NY. She has also consulted with a number of start-ups in the digital space and advised PE firms on investments. She is an advisor for venture capital firm Felix Capital and sits on the board of Moncler SpA. Most recently, she was appointed Chairman of the British Fashion Council for a three year tenure. She has a degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford and lives in London with her husband and three young children.

Dame Stephanie Shirley

CH BSc FREng

In 1939 Dame Stephanie Shirley (85) came to England as an unaccompanied child refugee on the Kindertransport. She became a serial entrepreneur and founded an early software company that eventually employed 8,500 staff.

It started with just £6 as a crusade for women. Her female-friendly company broke new ground in its flexibility, its holistic approach to human resources and in its co-ownership, which peaked at 62% staff control.

Post-retirement Dame Stephanie served on the boards of Tandem Computers in the US, the Atomic Energy Authority (including as it privatised into AEA Technology plc) and was the first ever non-executive director of the John Lewis Partnership.

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Prof. Sue Black

Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist & Digital Skills Expert

An award winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Professor Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is a UK government advisor, thought leader, Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University, Trustee at Comic Relief, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. Sue set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen in 1998 and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park. Sue’s first book Saving Bletchley Park details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park from 2008-2011, it has been an Amazon UK bestseller.

Tabitha Goldstaub

Co-Founder of CognitionX and Chair of the UK Government’s AI Council

Tabitha has emerged as an optimistic voice in explaining the impact of Artificial Intelligence and shining a light on the urgent need for diversity in technology and in 2014 co-founded Future Girl Corp. She has appeared as a guest on BBC Breakfast, featured in MIT Tech Review and explains AI to Vogue readers.

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Tamara Rajah

Founder & CEO at Live Better With

Tamara is the Founder and CEO of Live Better With, a healthcare platform that helps make day-to-day life a little bit better for patients with long-term conditions.

She is also currently a Non-Executive Board Director of London & Partners, and Chair of Dot London and Ventures (London & Partners companies), and a Founding Non-Exec Board Director of the UK's Scale-Up Institute.

Dame Wendy Hall

Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Engagement), and is the Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton.

With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science.

She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year's Honours list, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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