David is a pioneer for technology creating positive social and environmental change. Holding roles as CIO, CTO and CDO in companies that include IBM and Credit Suisse, he was the first CIO for such prominent British organisations as The British Film Institute, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and The Prince’s Trust. At Enginuity David’s focus is building a new ‘innovation lab’, introducing radical innovation to enable British Engineering to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges emerging from the 4th Industrial revolution. He says it is “a truly exciting time to be working in this sector. The great environmental and social challenges of this generation will either be solved by changing our behaviours or by solving complex problems, and for that we need engineers.”
David has been voted within the top 100 UK CIOs for 2017, 2018 & 2019, awarded CDO of the year 2018, coached the Digital Team of the Year 2019 and awarded Data for Good Award in 2019.
Huseyin is a research-oriented and enterprise-focused academic and manager with both academic and industry experiences in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and emerging & disruptive technologies/systems. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been involved with a portfolio of collaborative research, enterprise and teaching/learning projects of over £20M as PI, Co-I and international researcher in collaboration with universities and companies in the UK and abroad. He was one of the founding members of the Institute of Coding and lead its activities at Northumbria University until September 2019. He previously worked as a Reader/Assoc Professor and Director of Enterprise & Engagement for the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University and Faculty Head of Research Operations for the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University.
John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.
Mark Ridley is an entrepreneur and technologist working with startups and corporates to ensure that technology is used creatively and effectively to support their strategy. Recognised as one of the top ten CIOs in the UK, he writes and speaks regularly about the use of technology, agile methodologies and digital working.
Mark was the technical co-founder of reed.co.uk, the largest job site in the UK, where he served as technology director during its growth from four people to over 350. At Reed, he created the internal incubator, Monday Labs, to seed new business ideas, before leaving to join Accenture to help establish their new innovation hub in Dublin.
From 2017, Mark served as Group CTO of venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, working with CEOs and CTOs across the portfolio on product and technology strategy. Now at Ridley Industries he advises executive teams, investors and company boards in industries as diverse as healthcare, education, financial services and publishing.
Ryan has spent most of his last 15-years in Technology Leadership roles building on the previous 15-years working at the coalface across applications, infrastructure and service. Having moved on from full time engagements to Consulting work, he has set up DCxO Limited as his own company and currently works as an associated Leadership and Transformation Consultant with Equal Experts.
Ryan is as happy sitting in CIO & CTO roles as he is getting into the detail of Transformation work helping organisations move from legacy & monoliths based on Waterfall to more Agile and DevOps driven approaches. Helping clients evolve is always Ryan's goal.
Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and The Inquirer. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.
Tom Allen is the Site Editor for Delta, Computing's market intelligence service, and writes for both Computing and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry, trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT. As well as tech market analysis, Tom's role consists of interviewing C-level IT leaders, organising events and complaining about improper use of the Oxford comma.