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Speakers

Dr Tana Joseph

Dr Tana Joseph is a South African astronomer and currently a Royal Society Newton International research fellow at the University of Manchester. Her research area is black holes and neutron stars outside of our Galaxy.

Suzi Dale

Suzi is an experienced radio producer and programme maker. From her early days at BBC Radio 1, developing, researching and producing news programmes to her current role as Director at Story Publishing working on a range of industry podcasts.

Claire Reckless

Claire is a Test Lead at MoneySuperMarket in Manchester, working with testers across multiple teams on both web and mobile apps. She also has experience working in both financial and security enterprise software

Liv Wild

Liv is an accomplished leader in technology with a track record of successfully shaping strategy and leading effective organisation-level change. Over her career she has accumulated diverse experience spanning large-scale digital transformation projects.

Vimla Appadoo

Vim has been an advisor on international government tech missions and a mentor for various startup programmes as well as an international keynote speaker. In 2016, Vim was voted on to the Northern Power Future List,

Katie Walker

Katie is a recent Computer Science and Mathematics graduate of the University of Sheffield and will be joining Capital One as a Software Engineer in September.

Bethan Blakeley

Bethan has been working in market research and analytics for a decade, with the overarching goal of bringing the two closer together. In 2018 she co-founded Honeycomb Analytics

Pauline Narvas

Pauline is currently on a BT graduate scheme in Digital Engineering, based in Leeds. Coming from a Biomedical Sciences background, Pauline made the career switch after being inspired by the tech community.

Simon Iredale

Simon has spent over 20 years in digital marketing working with SME businesses to help them understand the benefits digital can bring. He is CEO Motionlab.

Anna Dick

Beginning with the frenetic world of agencies, Anna found the pursuit of technical growth in a fast paced environment suited her and her passion for transforming businesses. She is now CTO at Hiring Hub.

Alison Hughes

Alison leads a shared ICT service on behalf of Bolton and Wigan Council and has spent more than 24 years in local government. She is also a key contributor to Wigan Council’s Digital Strategy and is a keen ambassador for Women in Technology.

Penny Haslam

Penny is a former BBC Breakfast business presenter an award-winning inspirational speaker, who works with individuals and organisations to help them raise their profile.

Dr. Rachael Ainsworth

Dr. Rachael Ainsworth is a Researcher at the University of Manchester, who is passionate about openness, transparency, reproducibility, wellbeing and inclusion in STEM.

Applying to Speak

Applications for speakers are currently closed.

We will be announcing our full line-up shortly.