Christina Scott joined News UK as Chief Technology Officer in February, 2016.
Scott is responsible for overseeing Technology and Product teams at News UK.
In May 2018 Christina was appointed as News Corp’s Global Head of Emerging Technology, maintaining her UK CTO responsibilities.
Christina was formerly at the Financial Times, where she held the titles of CIO, Chief Product and Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology for the Pearson Professional arm of parent company Pearson.
At the Financial Times, she was responsible for driving the paper’s digital transformation, using data insight to drive customer experience.
Christina has more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, having previously worked in technology teams at a number of companies including the BBC, FT and ITV Digital, where she specialised in digital transformation.
In 2018 Christina was ranked third in CIO 100, which recognises the most transformative and disruptive CIOs in the UK, and previously has been highly recognised in a number of top technology and female executive rankings.
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.
Ian Golding has been Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Data Privacy Officer leading global commercial technology programmes for over 20 years and has a passion for fostering collaboration and innovation to exploit the benefits of technology and data in permanent, interim, fractional and private consulting roles.
He is currently Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum, developing the Technology Strategy and Vision to support the its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world leading museum. In 2017 As the RNLI’s first CIO (Interim) he created the Institution’s first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that will help the RNLl to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning. Ian has also been Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group and prior to Interim roles was Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide.
Ian is a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Professional Fellow of The BCS. He is also an investor and mentors digital startups. By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian’s aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem.
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.
I have a passion for using technology to do great things in the world and I am excited by how new innovations can help us reach more people.
At the British Red Cross, I am responsible for all things technology, digital and data. This means ensuring that our internal systems support all of our staff and volunteers, that our web platforms and applications provide the information that people need and that we are responsibly ensuring that the data that we hold is safe and secure.
I began my career working for large technology firms, moved into being an IT strategy consultant and then moved into the not-for-profit sector. I am a governor of a local school.
Ryan has spent most of the 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.
Working in various parts of technology for the majority of his career Terry has seen the world transform from analogue to Digital several times now. Mostly he gives it a gentle helping hand but sometimes it needs more of a firm shove in the right direction.
Terry currently leads technology for the Church of England. He has an unhealthy interest in the areas of Cloud Services, Security and Digital Anthropology in order to design agile, secure and modern workplaces and platforms.
Tom Clark is the Group Chief Architect and Group Chief Technology Officer for Lowell Group. With over 30 years in global financial services technology leadership, Tom brings a wealth of experience to the awards. With a Masters degree in IT Management, he is also a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, as well as serving as a Council Member for the University of Leeds.
Weiting Xu first discovered her love for technology and data while working in the development sector in India. She has since helped establish the data and product analytics functions at successful tech companies such as Zoopla, Shazam and Bumble. She is particularly passionate about the roles of inclusion and collaboration in building teams and cultures, especially since discovering the community-focused Burning Man Festival at the start of her tech career. Weiting is currently a Senior Analyst at Cazoo, where she and her team are part of the mission to transform the way people buy used cars in the UK.