Abhi Singh
Platform & Product Engineering Lead

Abhi is a seasoned Technology Strategist & Thought Leader specializing in DevSecOps, Developer Experience, Developer AI, Sustainable Software & Site Reliability Engineering.

Abhi is a strong advocate of human-centric technology, cross-cultural diversity and mental health. Abhi works in close collaboration with Digital Transformation & Engineering Leaders helping them maximize the value from Modern Engineering, Cloud Adoption and Business Agility programmes.

Antony Cox
Technical Director
Infinity Works

Antony is Technical Director for Infinity Works, part of Accenture. With a 25-year history in software development, Antony has experience with a broad range of technology, delivery and people-management paradigms. Today, Antony is responsible for a portfolio of client work, focused on cloud-first, devops principles for successful business and technology transformation programmes. Antony has experience in agency, consultancy and in product-based businesses, across a wide variety of business domains.

Atanu Mukhopadhyay
Data and Analytics Engineering Manager

A seasoned leader in Amazon focusing on analytics-driven solutions and product design. The innovations are focused on supply chain, finance, and customer analytics and delivered a portfolio of software with emerging technologies. Before joining Amazon, Atanu was a data analytics manager at Deloitte, IBM, and SIEMENS, where he led the analytics innovation and transformation for Fortune 20 customers. He led the way in exploring and helping top customers adopt new technologies, techniques, and best practices to digitally transform, and create value for their businesses. Atanu is managing a large team of professionals consisting of managers, senior data analytics engineers, data scientists, and cross-functional professionals from the US, Canada, and India offices. The group is incubating analytics-driven products and solutions for industries and presenting solutions to the industry leaders at the various industry forums.

Becky Hynes
Service Marketing Manager for Cloud Transformation and App Modernisation
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Becky is a content and communications manager with years of experience in marketing. She is passionate about helping teams drive successful outcomes through content marketing, and delivering valuable insight to clients, ensuring the content she creates resonates with her audience and helps readers reach their goals. Working with both public and private sector clients, she is always looking at the current trends affecting the market and what that means for the future of the industry. Becky is passionate about working closely with delivery teams to understand the challenges in the industry from the ground up and gain insight at every level.

Ian Golding
Interim CIO
Unite Students

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 SThree Plc, the world’s leading STEM skills provider. Formerly Ian was 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.

John Leonard
Group Research Director

John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at The Channel Company EMEA. 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.

Louise McCarthy
Leumi UK

Louise Mccarthy. Currently INED for Leumi UK and Board Advisor for a number of companies. Louise is also working on charitable activities in Indonesia teaching female empowerment at a girls school. Louise also supports as a CXO advisor for a number of innovative tech companies. Louise has lead a number complex organisation creating 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 including HMRC, Aviva, HSBC, and EBRD. She is 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.

Mark Ridley
Owner & Founder
Ridley Industries

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, and is the co-founder of Seeto, a business technology specialist.

Penny Horwood
Associate Editor

Penny is Associate Editor at Computing and focuses mainly on diversity in tech and sustainability content. She has more than a decade of content creation experience and specialises in long form feature content.

Stuart Sumner
The Channel Company EMEA
Global Vice President - Content

Stuart Sumner is Global Vice President – Content of The Channel Company. 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.

Sukhi Jutla
Market Orders

Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Author, Board Member and Business Mentor having cofounded MarketOrders, an award winning B2B platform for the jewelry trade industry. As a sought-after international speaker, thought leader and a qualified IBM Blockchain Developer, she has been recognised by an Asian Women of Achievement Award, Female Entrepreneur of The Year and named Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google. She holds board positions with the Mayor of London’s Digital Skills Partnership, the Department of International Trade in the UK and is an Industry Associate of the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT).

Suresh Rajasekaran
Group Product Manager

Suresh is an accomplished technology leader with over sixteen years of industry experience and is currently the Group Product Manager at NVIDIA. In his current role, he is focused on helping enterprises to adopt, accelerate and scale AI solutions in their businesses. Suresh worked at companies like Samsung, Adobe, and Autodesk before joining NVIDIA. Suresh is passionate about Artificial Intelligence and its profound impact on Humans. Suresh holds a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth school of Business. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two kids.

Terry Willis
Director of Technology
Church of England

Working in various parts of technology for most 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. After years working in the creative industries Terry has, more recently, spent time in the Third Sector and currently leads technology for the Church of England where 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. He has a keen eye for emerging trends in tech, and considers it an honour to be asked to judge these awards.

Tom Allen

Tom is the Editor for Computing, where he has been covering the UK IT market since 2017. He is an industry veteran, writing his first tech story back in the mists of 2011, and specialises in covering topics around sustainabile IT, diversity and Web3 developments like blockchain and the metaverse. Tom regularly chats to leading IT professionals around the world, from companies both large and small - including Microsoft, Kellog's, Trainline, the Met Office and Mars. He is always on the lookout for the newest market trends that affect IT leaders in the UK and worldwide. Tom has previously written for a varity of B2B titles, including those serving the jewellery, pet and funeral industries - and yes, he's heard all the jokes. Often spotted with a notebook, grumbling about the Oxford comma.

Tom Weisner
Data Scientist
Aico / HomeLINK

Tom is a Data Scientist at Aico|HomeLINK. His work focuses on using analytics and data science to extract insight from household environmental data. He has used big data to contribute new knowledge about optimal conditions for indoor mould growth and enabled the automated assessment of properties for their retrofit potential. He has a masters in mathematical physics and previously has been involved in Quantum Information Theory research and worked in the financial sector developing new credit scoring models. Tom is passionate about ensuring data outputs are accessible, relevant and natural.

Vladimir Potapenko
CEO and Founder
Magora Systems

In 12 years i've passed a way from a programmer to founder of international digital products development company Magora Systems. At the end of 2022 the Company entered the top 3 leading mobile application development companies in the UK. My company is my soul. Digital technologies. it solutions amd development - are things that inspired me for all my life. During its existence, Magora has implemented more than 200 projects for both giant companies and startups, opened offices in two countries, and took the top positions in industry ratings. After graduation from the university i got my first position as a developer in ARL Сonsulting Company. This experience let me understood how a custom software development company works from the inside. Initially, i began my independent work with two directions. The first direction was the development of own b2b portal for small businesses, the second direction was actively developing software development services (web applications and portals).The development of own portal was the main focus and all the funds earned on custom projects were invested in it. With a small group of like-minded people we worked without days off and holidays for 12 hours a day.

As a result serious work has been done (the development was carried out for more than a year) and many interesting things have been implemented, one of them is that the portal runs on Microsoft Azure Cloud. The company did another major project for the Sydney Railway. A solution was needed to automate the troubleshooting of railways and facilitate the work of technical engineers. We created an alarm system for trains, it informed about stops and transport problems. Our software engineers have developed a system that extracts data from RFID installed in transponders, and then generated reports from them. The London office has sold several projects to Saudi Arabia and the Arab Emirates, I would like to develop cooperation.

Magora consistently receives development requests just weeks after a new product launches. As a result, i am very sensitive to trends. The market for smart technology is flourishing, and i predict that the demand will continue to grow within the next ten years. Remote control technology, artificial intelligence, applications for content creation—all of these are trends that I am working at with my company now.

My area of expertise: Apps and Software, Software Services & Platforms, Virtual - Experiences & Features, Websites - Connections, Entertainment, Features, Services.