Tom is the Site Editor for Delta, Computing’s market intelligence service, and regularly writes news and analysis pieces for Computing. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry, trading LCDs and quantum dots for cyber-security and machine learning. 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.
Following a short career in education having completed a Computer Science and post-graduate studies in the early 90s, Gareth has built a successful career in the UK. A co-founder of a successful start up in the early 2000’s (acquired by a FTSE250 organisation), Gareth spent 5 years at a “Big 4” advisory firm. When presented an opportunity to move on, he left this field cause he “never saw the baby grow up”. Aiming to both advise on and deliver IT services, a move into the emerging outsourcing market in Central Eastern Europe beckoned. Here followed the oversight of over 500,000 person days’ worth of effort over the years, in a variety of business domains. This delivery exposed Gareth to a large variety of change both in technology and business strategy, with high degrees of taking innovation to the customers forethoughts. Most recently, Gareth has sought a social purpose in his work and is the CIO at a large Housing Association. A lifelong learner, he continues to study voraciously and has developed a unique ability to translate deeply technical concepts into easily understood, business friendly terms - most recently graduating the Oxford University FinTech programme.
Gavin is a senior technology and business leader who has been with Refinitiv and its predecessor companies for more than 20 years. He currently leads the Product Engineering organisation responsible for the transformation of Refinitiv’s Access and Rights platforms core capabilities which provide Identity and Access Management, Entitlement and Provisioning capabilities across the companies desktop and enterprise platforms, and ensure compliance with often complex usage rights which apply to the market moving data which Refinitiv provides to its financial services professional customers.
Gavin studied Computer Science at the University of Wales, Swansea, before moving to take up a software engineering position in the real-time market data industry, working from a barn outside of Cambridge. In the time since, and through numerous acquisitions, Gavin’s winding career path has been shaped by a knack for identifying and highlighting problems or inefficiencies, and subsequently being tasked with their resolution, along the way helping to shape the Elektron Real Time and Historical Data businesses.
Prior to moving back into Engineering leadership, Gavin held the position of Head of Enterprise, EMEA – responsible for innovation on topics of Cloud and AI/ML whilst setting and leading the vision, strategy and execution for Refinitiv’s market leading Enterprise propositions and commercials in the EMEA region, and for Historical Market Data globally.
Away from the office, Gavin enjoys pretty much anything involving the water, photographing the world, and spending time with his young family.
I am accountable for all aspects of Technology, and for the core technology teams responsible for the delivery of services and technology projects. I work closely with colleagues in other areas of the organisation to maintain the overall technology enterprise architecture, for which I am responsible. We operate a federated approach to IT delivery in areas such as supercomputing and observations to ensure that we have the depth and range of skills and experience to deliver a world-class capability in selected areas.
I have worked for the Met Office in a number of senior technology roles since 2008 and, prior to that, worked in the business-to-business online retail and distribution industry, focussing on technology driven change. I have significant experience in organisational transformation in a range of businesses. As well as a number of consulting appointments, I worked within the Premier Farnell group of companies for over 10 years. I have run my own small technology company and started my career as an Electronics Engineer in the defence industry.
As Group CIO, Aidan is an inspirational digital leader with a track record in successfully identifying and agilely delivering new digital capabilities which create and enhance business value – from ensuring consistent and controlled foundational IT services to transformation at scale (e.g. AI, IoT, blockchain), while ensuring cyber security is continuously enhanced across all activities. Experienced in organisational change and management of large multi-level distributed teams across multiple cultures, he has held senior management and technology positions, including twelve years with BP in a range of roles from Chief Network Architect to CIO for the Middle East, and in the past 8 years he has been privileged to spend time in Iran, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE, and cumulatively over a year in Iraq alone.
Born and raised in Cornwall, Aidan enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, and is an avid beekeeper.
Louise Mccarthy. Currently NED for Recognise Bank as well as a CXO advisor. Louise has help a number complex organisation create their strategy for Global Digital IT transformation. Louise is an outstanding, award winning and dynamic inspirational CIO transformational and business change leader with over 35 years’ experience in some large private and public sector organisations. Also a highly respected in the technology, digital industry as a passionate, energized and transformational leader who achieves amazing results. She is valued at board level for design of complex technology and digital transformational visions, and strategy. The ability to take complex organisations with the need for transformation and align to business objectives . A background in finance and commercial giving the ability to see the wider picture and achieved commercial creativity. Louise is also a role model for females in technology
Umesh graduated with a degree in Computing Science from Imperial College, London.
He has worked for Cap Gemini as an SAP Consultant and with Unilever in the early days of the commercial internet as an eBusiness Manager. Where he pioneered a fully integrated on-line ordering facility directly integrated into SAP. After graduating with a Master’s in Business Administration, he was involved in setting up a Software-as-a-Service Document Management company.
Since 2011, he has been in senior technology leadership roles within the Not-for-Profit sector. He was an early adopter of cloud, moving his first organisation into MS Office 365 and a private cloud environment.
Now working in the Education sector, he sees AI and Machine Learning as tools that will enable a major shift in the sector. Enabling education programmes to be highly tailored to the needs of the individual.
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.
Sudip is Head of Data and Analytics at London Borough of Camden. He is leading on implementation of data strategy and portfolio of projects to support organisational outcomes, he has also led on organisational digital strategy and is passionate about data enabled public services.
Adrian is a software developer, architect and technical team lead with over twenty years of professional experience in a wide variety of technologies, most recently specialising in “big data”. He has worked for companies ranging from two person startups to fully fledged businesses with tens of millions of users. He has been a passionate advocate for open source and heads open source efforts at the Expedia Group where he is a principal engineer. His current focus area is working on a highly scalable data platform that supports analytics, AI, machine learning and data engineering.