Our speakers will be sharing their experiences, strategies and knowledge. Who are you going to watch?

Somayeh Aghnia

Founder and CEO, Geeks Lt

Dion Allen

Scheme Manager, BSI Group

Emily Allison

Head of User-Centred Design, Opencast

Annette Allmark

Director of Learning and Development Product Commercialisation, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Zoe Amar

Director / Podcast host, Zoe Amar Digital

Neil Anderson

Chief Technology Officer, Sopra Steria

Kieran Anson

Technical Product Owner, Softcat

Gillian Arnold

Managing Director, Tectre Ltd

Victoria Baines

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), Policy Advisor, Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF)

Ken Banks

Director of Future Data, Macmillan Cancer Support

Ellie Barrett

UX Designer, Yoyo Design

Sam Bassett

Digital Care and Innovation Lead, Suffolk County Council

Adam Beaumont

Founder and CEO, aql

Francine Beleyi

founder, nucleus of change

Siobhan Benita

Spokesperson, Global Government Forum

Shuvarthi Bhattacharjee

Early stage researcher, Ph.d candidate, School of Sport & Health Sciences in the University of Brighton (UK)

Edward Bissell

Sales Director, Stellium Data Centres

Stephen Blackburn

Digital Innovation Lead, Leeds City Council

Liz Bohler

Senior Delivery Manager, MI-GSO | PCUBED

Scott Bowler

Digital Solutions Director, DCS Digital

Paul Brennan

Head of Architecture, DWP Digital

Alan Brown

Professor in Digital Economy, University of Exeter

Tom Burke

CEO, Haia

Rich Burn

Digital Skills Partnership Manager, Digital Skills Partnership - Catalyst South

Piers Campbell

Head of Delivery, National Citizen Service Trust

Daniel Cannon

Founder, North Green Security

John Carney

Executive leader, SPS

Irene Carson

Managing Director, Rethink Partners

Coco Chan

Senior Agile Business Analyst, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Louis Childs

Founder & Innovation Consultant, Harness Innovation

Anatoli Colicev

Professor of Marketing, Strategy and Analytics Marketing at the University of Liverpool Management School

Roni Colling

Software Engineer, DWP

Nicola Conquer

Solution Consultant, FlyForm

George Cook

Chief Executive, Computers 4 Charity

Alex Coomer

Lead Product Manager, DWP Digital

Simon Cowen

Service Transition Manager, Leeds City Council

Professor Keeley Crockett

Professor in Computational Intelligence, Manchester Metropolitan University

Sinéad Cummings

Senior Consultant, Software Development, Opencast, Opencast

Kevin Cunnington

Former Director General, GDS and the UK Digital Envoy

GovCamp Cymru

Kate Dalton

University of Liverpool Management School, External Engagement Officer

Paul Davidson

Somerset Council

Simon Dickinson

Programme Manager, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Leeds Digital

Hazel Dixon

Senior Consultant, User Research, Opencast

Kat Dixon

Third Sector Lead / Data Poverty Lab fellow, Snook / Data Poverty Lab

Ryan Duce

Technical Team Lead, FlyForm

Aidan Dunphy

Founder, SameSapce

Sally Dyson

Head of Digital and Development, SCVO

Yetunde Elebuibon

Director, Knowledge Pool

Gareth Elliott

Director of Policy and Communications, Mobile UK

Judith Esrome Rosario

Senior Consultant, Agile Delivery Management, Opencast

Steve Fairhurst

Managing Director, The Branded Items Group

Jen Fenner

Managing Director, DefProc Engineering

Joanna Finlay

Consulting Manager - Financial Wellbeing, Inclusion & Vulnerability, Sopra Steria

Dan Fitzpatrick

Author, The AI Classroom

Dr Katie Ford

Director, Founder and Coach, Vet Empowered

Anna Fowlie

Chief Executive, SCVO

Steven Fry

Director of Digital & Customer Services, Salford City Council

Scott Fulton

Director, Digital Rebels

Orsolya Galantai

Co-founder, Leader, Spark Institute

Daniel Gale

Digital Inclusion Manager, GRCC

Christopher Gale

Business Development Director, We Are Digital

Srilekha Ganesan

Developer, Opencast

Marc Garcia

Global Leader - Solutions Architecture and Transformation, Amazon Web Services

Michael Gardiner

Digital Development Specialist, South of Scotland Enterprise

Deven Ghelani

Director and Founder, Policy in Practice

Richard Godfrey

Managing Director, Syncity Ltd

Georgia Goncalves

Partnerships and Project Officer, VONNE

Richard Goodwin

Managing Director, The JGA Group

Henry Grech‑Cini

Senior Consultant, Triad

Jonny Green

Regional Cyber Protect & Prepare Officer, Northumbria Police

Jack Greenhalgh

Artificial Intelligence Director, Skin Analytics

Jonathan Gregory

Digital Healthcare Consultant, Macmillan Cancer Support

Alasdair Greig

Director, Northstar Ventures

Mary Guettel

Senior Principal Consultant, Slalom

Simon Gurney

Director, Punk Security DevSecOps Consultancy

Faris Haddad

Data & Insights Lead (strategic Pursuits), Amazon Web Services

Mark Hall

Lead Consultant – agile delivery manager, Opencast

Denise Hampson

CEO, Desire Code

Jack Hanson

Core Digital Services, DWP, Director

Simon Harris

Chief Growth Officer, ekko

Ed Harrison

Junior User Researcher, Opencast

Ruth Harrison

Founder and Global Head of Industry Domains, Limitless

Colette Harrison

Partnerships and Project Officer, Community Foundation (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland)

Jenny Hartley (Moderator)

Director, Invest Newcastle

Kaylea Haynes

Lead Data Scientis, Netacea

Katie Heard

Head of Research and Data Insights, Good Things Foundation

Roxane Heaton

CIO, Macmillan Cancer Support

Christine Hemphill

Managing Director, Open Inclusion

Alice Hendy

CEO & Founder, Ripple Suicide Prevention Charity

Adam Hill

Founder, Tech for Good North East

Helena Hill

UX Strategist, Helena Hill Consulting

Tiina Hill

Head of Delivery, Single Digital Presence for Libraries, The British Library

Adam Hill

Founder, Tech for Good North East

Curtis Horne

Researcher and Intelligence Analyst, Westminster Council

Luke Hussey

Delivery Lead, Transforming Digital Programme

Mo Isap

CEO IN4 Group, IN4

Phil Jackman

Director, North East Initiative on Business Ethics Ltd

Jeannette Jackson

Founder & Director, Manchester Stress Institute

Dr. Josie Barnard SFHEA

Associate Professor in Creative and Digital Practice, De Montfort University

Cate Kalson

Chief People Officer, Opencast Software

Kerry-Anne Kane

Opencast Software, Practice Lead (QA)

Abraham S Kebede

Early stage researcher, Ph.d candidate, School of Sport & Health Sciences in the University of Brighton(UK)

John Keegan

DWP Head of Digital Security, DWP

Harry Keen

CEO and Co-founder, Hazy

Hazel Kennedy

External Engagement Manager, University of Liverpool Management School

Caspar Kennerdale

Managing Director, ClearCommunityWeb

Sue Keogh

Founder and Director, Sookio

Russell Kerr

Head of UX Design, Whitespace

David Kibble

Lead Integration Architect, DWP Digital

Jaki King

CEO & Founder, If Everyone Cares CIC

Dr Henry Kippin

Managing Director, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Robin Knowles

Founder and CEO, Digital Leaders

Becky Kuang

Senior Service Designer, Snook

Wiktoria Kulik

Senior Sustainability, Digital Ethics & Social Impact Consultant, Sopra Steria

Libby Kurien

Transforming Digital Programme Director, UK Parliament

Nikki Labrum

Tech Director, The Brilliant Club

Hamish Laing

Chair, Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales

Paul Landau

CEO and Founder of Careology, Careology

Shelley Langan-Newton

CEO, SQR Group Ltd

Andy Lee

Head of Tech & Data,, WAD

Jacqui Leggetter

Head of Integration, DWP Digital

Jonathan Ley

Founder, Make Time Count

Tom Liptrot

Freelance Data Scientist, Founder, Ortom

Tom Lowe

Head of Policy and Communications, Digital Poverty Alliance

Simon Mabey

Founder and CEO, DigitalUrban.place

Fraser Macdonald

Deputy Director, Data for Children Collaborative

Kevin Macnish

Digital Ethics Consulting Senior Manager, Sopra Steria

Sally Magnusson


David Mann

CEO, dxw

Dr Margaret Whoriskey

Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, Digital Health and Care Directorate, Scottish Government,

Professor Helen Margetts

Director, Public Policy Programme, Alan Turing Institute

Kate Marks

Deputy Director - Digital Services (IM&R), Environment Agency

Emily Marsh

The Literacy Pirates (Fast Stream secondment from Civil Service), Strategy Manager

Anthony Mason

CTO, CoreAzure

Tracy Mawson

Chief Executive, St Helens Chamber

Don McIntyre

Design Director, The Digital Health & Care Institute

Dylan McKee

CEO, Nebula Labs

Alison McKenzie-Folan

Chief Executive, Wigan Council

Jill McKinney (Moderator)

Head of Skills and Director, Dynamo

Michael McLaughlin

Social Value Lead, HACT

Nathan McNally

Health and Life Science Director, Capital Enterprise

Silke Mehrgott

Service Delivery and Improvement Manager, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

Tommaso Migliore

CEO & Co-Founder, MDOTM Ltd.

Penny Mitchell

Service Manager – Council Tax at Salford City Council, Salford City Council

Ian Moore

Comedian and Author

Polly Morgan

Programme Director, iDEA Foundation

Clare Morris

CEO, Rethink Partners

Dr Jo Morrison

Director of Digital Innovation and Research, Calvium

Emma Mulqueeny OBE

Chief of Staff, SUSE

Shona Munro

Director, Mhor Collective

Khaled Nawaz (Moderator)

Learning and Development Business Partner, Opencast

Tech NExt

Julie Nicholson

Managing Director, Digital Voice for Communities

Kerry Nicolaides

Consulting Director – Financial Inclusion, Wellbeing and Vulnerability, Sopra Steria

Gary Norton

Content designer, Salford City Council

Freddie Norton

Acting CEO, Apps for Good

Daniel Oates-lee

Director/ DevSecOps Evangelist, Punk Security DevSecOps Consultancy

Glen Ocskó

Head of Local Government, Made Tech

Chi Onwurah MP

Labour MP for Newcastle Central and Shadow Minister Science, Research & Innovation, House of Commons

Neil Owen

Collaboration and Communication Lead, DWP Digital

Scott Patterson

Senior UX Designer, Salford City Council

Lindsay Phillips

Former Executive Vice President, Sage Product Delivery

Danielle Phillips

Founder, Inside Out Consulting

Tom Pieroni

Learning Manager, Open Data Institute

Tonis Pihlakas

Technical Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Steven Pink

CEO, Verve Healthcare

James Poulten

Lead Data Scientist, Made Tech

Beena Puri

GM Digital Innovation and Partnerships Lead,, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Mike Quate

Chair of Leeds Digital Charity Ball, Leeds Digital Charity Ball & byDiffusion

Freddie Quek

Chair/Chief Technology Officer, Digital Poverty Alliance/Times Higher Education

Bradley Quinn

Associate Director of Insight, Health Innovation Manchester

Moonika Raja

Early stage researcher, Ph.d candidate, Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Nord University, Norway

Jazz Rasool

Director, Metaverse Coaching, Energy Diamond Consultancy

Niall Reilly

Project Lead, Open Age

Jessica Riley

Digital Delivery Lead, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Natalia Riley

Service designer, Snook

Mark Roberts

Business Development Director - Identity and Fraud, GBG

Brian Roche

Director & Founder, BDR Management Consulting Ltd

Susan Rodaway

Director, Vocaleyes Democracy CIC

Siân Rodway

Chief Operating Officer, MDRxTech

Neil Ross

Associate director, Policy, techUK

Neil Samson

Senior User Researcher, Westminster Council

Rada Sandic Spaho

PhD student, Early stage researcher, Nord University, Norway

Dr Sanna Rimpiläinen

Head of Research & Skills, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

Lipi Sarkar

Director, ZenD Transformation Ltd

Pippa Savill

Communications Lead, DLUHC (Local Digital)

David Scott

Head of Service Design, WAD

Paul Scully MP

Minister for Digital, DSIT

Paul Shepherd

Founder and CEO, Logicdialog

Miaolung Shih


Michael Short

Professor (Research), Teesside University

Mohammed Sijelmassi

Chief Technology Officer Sopra Steria, Sopra Steria

Professor Simeon Yates

Professor of Digital Culture, Liverpool University

Aaron Slater

Digital Inclusion Manager, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

Kieran Smith

Digital Transformation Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Ellen Smyth

Programme Lead, CAST

Matt Spurway

Exectutive Director, GEO Nova Scotia

James Stephens

Wales Air Ambulance Charity, Director of Finance & Commercial Services

Mark Stevens

Wales Air Ambulance Charity, Head of Fundraising

Joe Stevens

Founder, Red Rover Interactive

Mike Stewart

Intelligent Automation Practice Lead, Arvo CRM Solutions

Emma Stone

Director of Evidence and Engagement, Good Things Foundation

Tony Sudworth

Sustainability Lead, DWP

Dan Sutch

Director, CAST

Liam Sweeney

Senior Creative Partner, Hubbub

Lesley Tait

Director & Coach, Her Supreme Self

Hermione Taylor

Founder, Do Nation

Paul Thomas

Director / Podcast Host, Paul Thomas Digital

Jennifer Thomas

Skills and Project Manager, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

Ian Todd

Co-Founder and CEO, SalesLynk

Praveen Tomar

Technology Lead, Office for National Statistics

Pete Trainor

Consulting Partner, MMT

Edward Twiddy

Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer, Atom Bank

Alex Ventisei

Co-Founder, Rove

Dulcie Vousden

Head of Data Science, DataKind UK

Holly Waite

Solutions Manager, Reed Professional Services

Dr Ann Wales

Programme Lead, Knowledge and Decision Support, DHI Scotland

Matt Wall

Technology and Architecture Lead, Salford City Council

Irene Warner-Mackintosh

Director, Mhor Collective

Paulette Watson

Managing Director and Founder, Academy Achievers

Zoe Webster

AI Director, BT Group

Tom Weeks

Director, Informed Solutions

Hannah Whelan

Advocacy Manager, Good Things Foundation

Jude Williams

CEO, The Literacy Pirates

Rosemarie Wilson

Director, Pragmatica Coaching & Training

Martin Wilson

Head of Student Services, North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC)

Chris Winter

Ambassador, Digital Poverty Alliance

Ren Yi Hooi

Founder and CEO, Lightning Reach

Jo York

CEO, Ignite Accelerator