Somayeh Aghnia

Founder and CEO, Geeks Lt

About this speaker

Our world is driven forward by changemakers who strive to transform their industries. They have the power to imagine new ways to solve problems, the passion to bring the world with them, and the conviction to break through the barriers along the way. I am dedicated to working with those leaders!

I am a technologist with an optimistic view of the world and excited about building the future we want. As a changemaker, she has co-founded a few tech businesses: Geeks, WordUp, and most recently what is going to be the UK’s first tech-specilised university.

As a technology strategist and CEO, she leads Geeks in helping Senior Business Leaders to imagine, design and implement their Digital Evolution Journey (Strategy, Design, and Engineering) that accelerates their business plans.

As a passionate storyteller, I regularly host changemakers or their advisors on The Innovation Room podcast. We discuss points of view that you will not hear in the mainstream media. 


As a geekess, I am a big believer in people, their development and their contributions, regardless of their gender. I find, develop, mentor and showcase role models who prove the point.

I have been recognised by many national and international award bodies including:

- Winner of Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

- Winner of UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award 

- Winner of Gold Stevie Award: Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe

- Finalist at Inclusive Tech Alliance Awards: Business Leader of the Year

- Finalist at The Digital Entrepreneur Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year

You can also find me in networking events, often engaged in a passionate debate on politics, smart cities, culture, digitising democracy, and obviously dogs!


BCS Digital Skills Network - Reading

21 June 2023, 10:00 AM
Freddie Quek Somayeh Aghnia Annette Allmark