We’re wired to connect… the best business happens when the right people are working together to go further and achieve more; that person that challenges you to think differently, learning something new from a mentor, offering a piece of advice to someone starting out. Technology, infrastructure, networks, and industry should enable us to do what we do best…
- Cyber Security
- Digital transformations
- Leading from the top
- Organisational performance and structure
Connection is more vital to business than ever. Leaders must be connected to ideas, technology, cultures and people to embrace an ever-changing world and stay ahead. We’ll understand how opportunities have been created to make the workplace more productive. We’ll discover how connectedness will shape the future and help business grow.
Sylvia Lu, 5G Tech Lead at u-blox, Board Director of CW (Cambridge Wireless), Member of UK5G Advisory Board
Sylvia is DevelopHer Tech Star 2017 Winner and Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2018 Finalist in the Science and Technology Category, an award to recognise and celebrate the phenomenal Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making a valuable and important contribution to British life. Sylvia is a STEM/STEAM Ambassador, speaks regularly at universities and schools to help students understand skill requirements and future tech trends in the tech industry.
Andy Thomas, CEO, KYND
Andy has more than 20 years of experience leading start up and growth phase businesses within the global cyber security market.
Now as the founder and CEO of KYND his aim is to make complex cyber risks simple to understand so organisations of any size can take action where necessary and be alerted to future risks as they arise.
Chris Roberts, Head of Origination, Code Investing
Chris spent 13 years of his career with a high street bank institution, covering a variety of roles from Retail, Private Banking, Business Banking, Real Estate Finance, Credit, Distressed/Stressed Debt Management and latterly Leverage/Structured Finance, until his present Origination role when he joined CODE in 2018.
Renaud Million, co-founder and CEO of Spixii
Spixii is an award winning InsurTech company dedicated to helping more people get better protected through automated technology. After studying engineering at Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Renaud moved to England and finished his education with an MSc in Operational Research & Management Sciences at Lancaster University. He
proceeded to serve EY London for six years, consulting insurance companies and building risk models while training for the British actuarial profession. Passionate about transforming the insurance industry, the move to start Spixii was a natural fit.
Bob Driver - Head of UK5G
Bob leads the UK5G programme on behalf of CW. CW is the lead partner for a consortium chosen by the Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport, to create and deliver the national 5G Innovation Network called UK5G. UK5G brings together and markets the UK’s 5G eco-system - including the national Testbed & Trials programme along with other business-led 5G initiatives.
James Herbert – Founder & CEO, Hastee Pay
James created Hastee to change the way people are paid forever, enabling people to receive a portion of their earned pay on-demand to reduce financial stress and increase the productivity of employees and their organisations. Hastee removes the friction between working and being able to benefit from the fruits of that labour.
Mark Stansfeld, Chairman, giffgaff, WLEP and Worcestershire 5G Consortium
Alongside Mark's Executive Director roles, he held Non Executive roles on a number of boards spanning technology, finance and health. These included The Link Retail, West Bromwich Building Society, NHS West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, Ovo energy, and at O2 UK.
Nick Chism, Director General, Enterprise at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Nick has promoted better collaboration between the public and private sectors around the world. His professional background is in corporate finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.