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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

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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

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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

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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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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.

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.

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