Andy is the Lead Consultant in the Cloud Infrastructure & Operations team at the global recruitment consultancy Networkers. Andy has 9 years of recruitment experience with a focus on Datacentre and Cloud design, consultancy and operations. A genuine tech enthusiast and regular attendee at industry events, he has a keen interest in technology trends and works with a range of enterprise and SME focused consultancies and MSPs.
‘A hands-on & battle tested IT Professional. Possesses deep knowledge and experience of agile and DevOps with many successful & innovative product rollouts, across a variety of industry sectors from media, information, flexible office workplace and non-profit under his belt.’
Graeme works across a portfolio that includes Computing and The Inquirer. A business journalist with 20 years of experience in national press and magazines, he has written for and about industries as diverse as utilities, banking, information and knowledge management, as well as almost all aspects of IT. At Computing he has written about mobile, computing security, data centres, operating systems as well as enterprise hardware and software. He also presents online webinars, roundtables and interviews, and is a frequent contributor for CNN.
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.
Rick is a dedicated IT leader and technology strategist with multi-sector experience including retail, financial services and telecoms. He is currently responsible for technology at The Cotswold Company, helping this omnichannel furniture retailer to continue its fast growth success story.
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.
Terry has had a long career (over 20 years) with Lloyds Banking Group with a proven delivery record in technical delivery roles. Terry entered into IT during a gap year at university and then continued working for the bank after completing his studies in engineering management. He has worked on Workflow systems since 2001, specializing in business process management since 2012 and more recently SOA, CRM. Terry is currently Engineering Lead working in the Core Platforms area for Lloyds Banking Group. The capability improvement covers the certifications and soft skills required by engineers to deliver the business needs, while developing the colleagues along their career paths and prepare them for progression. Terry is experienced in managing large teams of engineers and delivering projects with offshore partners. Terry has been working on DevOps concepts into the Group since 2016 and is a leader for the tools and methods that enable engineering transformation across the group. Under Terry’s leadership the team has won the Computing Best Automation project in 2018 and nominations in several other DevOps categories: https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/interview/3032587/automation-can-reshape-the-devops-process-says-lloyds. In 2019 Terry has won the DevOps Manager of the Year Award: https://www.devopsonline.co.uk/the-devops-industry-awards/winners/.
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.