2019 Speakers

Mark Adams

Mark Adams

General Manager for Europe
BigCommerce

Mark Adams is General Manager for Europe at BigCommerce

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JORDAN APPLESON

JORDAN APPLESON

CEO
Hark

Jordan is the CEO at Hark.

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MATT ARMSTRONG

MATT ARMSTRONG

Chief Technologist
HPE

Matt helps organizations shape and implement large IT transformation programmes.

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Michael Ashworth

Michael Ashworth

Managing Director
Nublue

Michael founded Nublue in 2005 with his brother Tom to create and host exceptional ecommerce websites.

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Craig Aston

Craig Aston

COO
Celerity

Craig Aston is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of post-qualification experience.

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PIETRO BAGNASCO

PIETRO BAGNASCO

Mobile Apps Partnerships
Google

Pietro spent the last 3.5 years at Google working as Mobile Apps Partnerships Manager.

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Vivek Behl

Vivek Behl

Global Head of Client Strategy
Harness

Vivek Behl is Global Head of Client Strategy at Harness.

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PETER BESWICK

PETER BESWICK

Regional Sales Manager UK North
Zerto

Peter is Regional Sales Manager UK North at Zerto.

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Paul Billington

Paul Billington

Managing Director
The Landing

Paul Billington is Marketing Manager at The Landing.

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Tim Bond

Tim Bond

Social & Communications Professional
DMA

Tim Bond is Social & Communications Professional at DMA.

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Chris Bowman

Chris Bowman

Head of UK Equity Capital Markets
Berenberg

Chris is head of the UK Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Broking team at Berenberg.

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Mark Brady

Mark Brady

Director of Sales
Arm

Mark is Director of Sales for Arm IoT.

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Martin Bryant

Martin Bryant

Founder
Big Revolution

Martin Bryant is the founder of technology and media consultancy Big Revolution.

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Georgie Bryce

Georgie Bryce

Director
PwC

Georgie is a Director in PwC’s Deal Analytics team.

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Bod Buckby

Bod Buckby

Head of UK Primary Markets
North, London Stock Exchange Group

Bod is Head of UK Primary Markets at North, London Stock Exchange Group.

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Lucy Buckley

Lucy Buckley

Founder
Dr Fertility

Lucy Buckley launched Dr Fertility to offer crucial fertility and family planning products and information.

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Arlene Bulfin

Arlene Bulfin

Director of People Development
UKFast

Arlene Bulfin is Director of People Development at UKFast.

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Craig Busfield

Craig Busfield

R&D Front-End Development Lead
Visualsoft

Craig Busfield is R&D Front-End Development Lead at Visualsoft.

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Fergus Campbell

Fergus Campbell

Communications and Marketing
Gumtree

Fergus has spent 15 years working in communications and marketing roles for a variety of brands and businesses.

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Hugh Campbell

Hugh Campbell

Founder and Managing Partner
GP Bullhound

Hugh is Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.

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Blake Carroll Fulford-Brown

Blake Carroll Fulford-Brown

Head of Technical Product
On The Beach

Blake Carrol is Head of Technical Product at On the Beach.

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Ian Cassidy

Ian Cassidy

Commerce Director
CTI Digital

Ian Cassidy is the Commerce Director at CTI Digital.

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Tom Cheesewright

Tom Cheesewright

Applied Futurist

Tom Cheesewright is the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future.

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Fabrice Ciais

Fabrice Ciais

Machine Learning Senior Manager
PwC

Fabrice is Machine Learning Senior Manager for PwC

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Michael Cottam

Michael Cottam

Operations Director
Juicy Media

Michael Cottam is Operations Director at Juicy Media.

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Andrew Cowey

Andrew Cowey

Head of Digitalisation
Siemens UK

Andrew is Head of Digitalisation at Siemens

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Jon Corner

Jon Corner

Chief Digital Officer
City of Salford

Jon is CDO for the City of Salford.

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Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Cloud, Data Analytics and AI
techUK

Sue leads Cloud, Data Analytics and AI at techUK.

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Julian Davenport

Julian Davenport

Risk & Compliance Director
CarFinance247

Julian Davenport is Risk & Compliance Director at CarFinance247.

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Matthew Elliot

Matthew Elliot

Co-Founder
Nivo

Matthew Elliot is Co-Founder of Nivo.

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Jennifer Estherby

Jennifer Estherby

Innovation Lead for HealthTech
Eagle Labs Barclays UK Ventures

Jennifer is Innovation Lead for HealthTech, Eagle Labs Barclays UK Ventures.

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Jon Evans

Jon Evans

EVP Sales and Marketing
iPortalis / Northedge

Jon Evans is EVP Sales and Marketing at iPortalis / Northedge.

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MIKE FAY

MIKE FAY

Embedded & IoT Business Development Manager for UK & Ireland
Dell

Mike leads Dell’s market strategy across Northern Europe.

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DR RICHARD FITTON

DR RICHARD FITTON

University of Salford

Richard runs two research facilities at the University of Salford; the Smart Meters & Smart Homes Lab and the Energy House.

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Chris Folkerd

Chris Folkerd

Director of Enterprise Technologies
UKFast

Chris Folkerd is Director of Enterprise Technologies at UKFast.

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Laura Garrity

Laura Garrity

Ecommerce Manager
Domu Brands

Laura is a Magento enthusiast with extensive ecommerce experience.

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Nic Gowland

Nic Gowland

Business Development
Graphene@Manchester

Nic works in Business Development for Graphene@Manchester.

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Chris Guerin

Chris Guerin

Founder
Xpllore

Chris is Founder of Xpllore.

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Ian Hammersley

Ian Hammersley

CEO & Author
Smartebusiness

Ian has been working in eCommerce for over 15 years, and is CEO & Author at Smartebusiness.

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Damian Hansen

Damian Hansen

Co-Founder
One Iota and Mission labs

Damien is Co-Founder of One Iota and Mission labs.

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Ed Harries

Ed Harries


Visualsoft

Ed works at Visualsoft.

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James Hayes

James Hayes

Director of Business Development
Parcelhub

James Hayes is Director of Business Development at Parcelhub.

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Cynthia Heywood-Beldon

Cynthia Heywood-Beldon

Sales Director
Kelkoo Group

Cynthia Heywood-Beldon is Sales Director UK at Kelkoo Group.

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Megan Higgins

Megan Higgins

Director
PwC

Megan Higgins is Director at PwC.

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Richard Hill

Richard Hill

CEO & Founder
eComOne

Richard Hill is CEO & Founder of eComOne.

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Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill

Ecommerce Expert
Vaimo

Stephen works for Vaimo’s strategy department and helping clients grow with their data-driven approach.

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Adam Hindle

Adam Hindle

Managing Director
Fluid Digital

Adam is the founder and managing director of Fluid Digital, a Magento solution partner and e-commerce growth specialists.

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Ben Hookway

Ben Hookway

CEO
Relative

Ben Hookway is CEO at Relative.

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James Hyett

James Hyett

Co-Founder, Commercial Director
Vortex Commerce

James Hyett is co-founder and Commercial Director of Vortex Commerce.

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Mo Isap

Mo Isap

Founder & CEO
IN4.0 Plc

Mo is Founder & CEO of IN4.0 Plc.

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James Lee

James Lee

Chief Technology Officer
Chambers and Partners

James is an accomplished technology leader with experience in delivering major IT transformations and digital products.

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Andy Lord

Andy Lord

CEO
Code Nation

Andy Lord is the CEO of Code Nation.

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Ewan MacLeod

Ewan MacLeod

Product & Support Manager
Nublue

Ewan has been with Nublue for over a decade.

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Chris Maguire

Chris Maguire

Founding Editor
BusinessCloud

Chris Maguire is founding editor of business tech magazine BusinessCloud.

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Roxanne Martin

Roxanne Martin

Head of Innovation
Barclays Eagle Labs

Roxanne has worked for Barclays for 11 years and within the agricultural industry for almost 4 years.

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Rob McCargow

Rob McCargow

Director of Artificial Intelligence
PwC

Rob McCargow is the Director of Artificial Intelligence at PwC.

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Jo McClintock

Jo McClintock

Brand Director
Moonpig

Jo is Brand Director at Moonpig.

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Aine McTiernan

Aine McTiernan

North Lead
PwC Scale

Aine McTiernan is North Lead at PwC Scale.

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Prof Nikolay Mehandjiev

Prof Nikolay Mehandjiev

Professor
Alliance Manchester Business School

Dr Mehandjiev is a Professor of Enterprise Information Systems at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

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Kristina McGuirk

Kristina McGuirk

Marketing Director
UKFast

Kristina McGuirk is the Marketing Director at UKFast.

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Hamad Mian

Hamad Mian

Managing Director
Unbranded Manchester

Hamad is Managing Director of Unbranded Manchester.

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Tom Middleton

Tom Middleton

Data Director
TransUnion

Tom is Data Director at TransUnion.

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Alexandra Morris

Alexandra Morris

Managing Director
MakeUrMove

Alexandra Morris is Managing Director at MakeUrMove.

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James Mulvany

James Mulvany

Founder
Podcast.co

James Mulvany is an internet entrepreneur and founder of Podcast.co and Radio.co.

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Hemang Nathwani

Hemang Nathwani

CEO
Price Trakker

Hemang Nathwani is CEO of Price Trakker.

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Colin Neil

Colin Neil

SVP Business Development
Adyen

Colin is SVP Business Development (UK) at Adyen.

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Geraint North

Geraint North

Senior Director of Mobile and Machine Learning
Arm

Geraint is Senior Director of Mobile and Machine Learning tools at Arm

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Ben Nowlan

Ben Nowlan

Chief Revenue Officer
OmniCX

Ben Nowlan is Chief Revenue Officer at OmniCX.

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Liam Patterson

Liam Patterson

Founder
Bidnamic

Liam is founder of Bidnamic.

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William Pullman

William Pullman

Commercial Director
UKFast

William is Commercial Director at UKFast.

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Matt Priestley

Matt Priestley

Ecosystem Manager
Barclays Eagle Labs

Matt Priestley has worked for Barclays for 13 years.

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Manoj Ranaweera

Manoj Ranaweera

Founder
Deal Lite

Manoj is Founder of Deal Lite.

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Josie Rickerd

Josie Rickerd

Director of Account Management
UKFast

Josie Rickerd is Director of Account Management at UKFast.

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Pete Robertshaw

Pete Robertshaw

Key Account Manager
Space48

Pete Robertshaw was the former Head of IT and eCommerce Manager at BetterBathrooms.com for 14 years.

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Richard Savage

Richard Savage

Head of Tech and Tech Ecosystem Recruitment
Hanson Search

Richard Savage is Head of Tech and Tech Ecosystem Recruitment at Hanson Search.

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Charles Sellers

Charles Sellers

Founder
ELS Media

Charles Sellers is Founder of ELS Media.

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Wais Shaifta

Wais Shaifta

CEO
Push Doctor

Wais Shaifta is CEO of Push Doctor.

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Charles Sharland

Charles Sharland

Founder
Vistorm & Appsense

Charles is the Founder of Vistorm & Appsense.

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Laura da Silva

Laura da Silva

Data Scientist
DataRobot

Laura da Silva is Data Scientist at DataRobot.

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Pavel Sima

Pavel Sima

CEO
Roivenue

Pavel is CEO of Roivenue.

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Adam Smethurst

Adam Smethurst

Commercial Director
Juicy Media

Adam Smethurst is the Commercial Director at Juicy Media.

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Emily Strickland

Emily Strickland

Marketing Manager
Net World Sports

Emily is Marketing Manager at Net World Plus.

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Anna Sutton

Anna Sutton

CEO
The Data Shed

Anna is a founding director of The Data Shed.

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Martin Sutton

Martin Sutton

Alliance Director
Peak

Martin is Alliance Director at artificial intelligence firm Peak.

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Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Investment Banker
Berenberg

Michael is an investment banker in the UK Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Broking team at Berenberg.

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Jason Thickpenny

Jason Thickpenny

BDM
Vybe

Jason is BDM at Vybe.

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Bryn Thompson

Bryn Thompson

Strategic Alliances Director
Pareto Law

Bryn Thompson is Strategic Alliances Director at Pareto Law.

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Simon Wharton

Simon Wharton

Business Strategy Director
PushON

Having led PushON for 12 years, In 2017 Simon transitioned from Managing Director to Business Strategy Director.

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Serafina Valente

Serafina Valente

Founder and Managing Director
LogistCompare

Serafina is the Founder and Managing Director of LogistCompare.

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Gavin Wheeldon

Gavin Wheeldon

CEO
Purple WiFi

Gavin is CEO and founder of Purple WiFi.

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Sarah Willcocks

Sarah Willcocks

Owner and CEO
Screen Pages

Sarah is the Owner and CEO of Screen Pages Ltd.

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Ben Young

Ben Young

Director
Digital Media Team

Ben Young is Director at Digital Media Team

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Thomas Young

Thomas Young


Tom is one of three co-founders at Taptrip and CEO.

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