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Alexandra Morris | Director | Habeo Limited
Alexandra has over 15 years’ experience building and launching tech driven solutions in the UK market focused on property and data to deliver faster, more efficient, and fairer solutions to all stakeholders. From landlords requiring a digital first online platform to let and manage properties (Make Ur Move) to tenants seeking a fairer landscape and rewards such as rent recognition for their credit scores (CreditLadder). She has co-founded both businesses and remains involved with Make Ur Move today whilst working on new venture, Habeo which is on a mission to help everyone make informed financial and environmental decisions about their homes and lifestyle for a better future. Growth personally is just as important to Alexandra and she has now obtained a 1st class honours degree with the Open University in Law whilst also developing her knowledge in software with a focus on data analytics, machine learning and of course AI. Outside of this Alexandra supports other entrepreneurs and start-up businesses with mentoring or consultancy and has a keen focus on the promotion of women in business within tech industries. Alexandra is a busy mum of three who loves running and has just completed her first half marathon in Manchester recently. She believes that balance is the key to success and will be launching a podcast in 2024 discussing the challenges of family and personal life alongside being present in business and supporting your team.
Andrea Pernici | Chief Technology Officer | 3BMETEO.COM
Chief Technology Officer at 3bmeteo.com, one of the main weather italian website, and at Search On Media Group, which organizes the which organizes the We Make Future festival, and owns the biggest italian community on Digital Marketing.
Atul Thakor | CTO | Peppercorn AI Services
Atul Thakor is an innovative CTO with over 15 years of experience driving technological transformation in Retail, Insurance, Banking, and Recruitment. As a thoughtful leader in AI ethics and responsibility, Atul strives to leverage emerging technologies like AI and LLM models to their fullest potential while being mindful of bias. Most recently, Atul served as co-founder of Peppercorn Insurance, where he pioneered the insurance industry's first conversational assistant. This groundbreaking solution can address over 90% of customer needs and reduces typical insurance operations costs by 80%. Passionate about pushing boundaries, Atul thrives when collaborating across disciplines to bring people along on the journey of responsible innovation. He is a thought leader in extracting maximum value from AI while allowing humans to focus on uniquely human capabilities.
Dan Walsh | Co-Owner and Strategy Director | The Business Side
Dan is a marketing and communications strategist that has worked across entertainment, lifestyle and culture for over 20 years. In this time, he has founded and sold two award-winning communications agencies, worked as a consultant director for a broad range of global, entertainment and lifestyle brands and held the post of Head of Communications at Sky Creative Agency, Sky’s in-house advertising and creative agency and the largest in-house agency in Europe. He is currently the co-owner of The Business Side, a consultancy that specialises in providing a range of services and support to creative businesses.
Daniel Goodfellow | Head of Digital | Select Car Leasing
Daniel Goodfellow has over 12 years of experience in the digital world and has a strong track record of success both within agency and in-house roles. Dan has spent the last three years working in Automotive and believes it is an industry in desperate need of transformation. Now working with Select Car Leasing he is focused on bringing not only car leasing into general awareness but also to the cutting edge of digital technology.
Davina Lines | Managing Director | Ecommerce Club & Mixing Digital
Davina Lines is Managing Director of Mixing Digital and the Ecommerce Club. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a big black book of digital contacts to ensure Mixing Digital’s event management services are of the highest standard. Davina co-founded Netimperative in 1999 and became Managing Director in 2002, stewarding the brand into new product launches and creating one of the most successful events programmes in the digital marketing industry. In the mid 90s Davina cut her digital teeth on New Media Age (now Econsultancy), forming part of the founding team and was responsible for the commercial development of the magazine and its early events from launch in May 1995 to 1999. In recent years Davina launched an ecommerce peer-to-peer community, the Ecommerce Club, which runs regular events in London and Manchester on topics relevant to the retail community.
Dolores McLaren | Head of SEO CBU | Vodafone UK
Dolores is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional in the field of Digital marketing. With 20 years of experience in the industry and a specific focus on SEO, CRO, and UX for the past 12 years. As the Head of SEO at Vodafone, she is responsible for overseeing the company's SEO strategy and managing both internal team members and external partners. Dolores has a strong track record of delivering results and maximizing ROI for clients, as demonstrated by her previous roles at Publicis Media and Reprise. Her passion for technology and innovation drives her to continuously improve her digital and coding skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Hrishi Kulkarni | Director & Chief of Technology | iPensions Group
With over 24 years’ experience in the technology industry, Hrishi has worked with start-ups, mid-sized firms and large multinational corporations across a range of sectors, out of which he’s spent over 15 years focusing on the financial technology. Hrishi started his career as a Software Engineer. Now as a CTO, Hrishi sets the technology vision, strategic direction and focuses on digital platform innovations with data security at the heart of each solution. Focused on delivering scalable, secure and efficient technology platforms, Hrishi transforms user experiences and improves multi-channel customer interactions.
Jack Rowlands | Senior Manager of User Experience | BGL Insurance
Jack is a Senior Manager of User Experience for BGL Insurance (part of Markerstudy Group), leading a successful team of UX specialists crafting interfaces that resonate with users and drive business outcomes. With over 15 years of experience spanning UX, UI and Creative Design, Jack has a proven track record of developing UX strategies and design systems, ensuring a seamless and efficient user journey across digital platforms.”
Jaime Hill | Ecommerce Director | ex Oak Furnitureland, Hurtigruten & Monsoon Accessorize
Jaime has over two decades of experience as a Marketing & Ecommerce professional with a successful track record leading teams and developing strategy to transform organisations’ digital capability and channels to market. She has had success in roles at brands including Avis, Barclays, Dairy Crest and Oak Furnitureland, and across a wide range of B2B and B2C vertical markets. Most recently, Jaime was Interim Head of Ecommerce & Trading at Monsoon. A graduate of the Institute of Digital Marketing and qualified Executive Business Coach, Jaime's professional passion is for making life easier for the customer at every touch point.
James Simpson | Owner | Copper Candle
James Simpson is the owner of Copper Candle, a live events XR studio. James is a creative technologist, passionate about the use of technology in creating theatre and live entertainment. His specialism and PhD research is pre-visualisation, particularly using XR technology. James has worked with the Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, and has worked on productions including Miss Saigon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, &Juliet and the Commonwealth Games Ceremonies. Alongside visualisation, James creates XR location-based experiences and virtual reality theatre. Copper Candle is building a metaverse live events platform and have won awards for its patent-pending live streaming technology and XR workflows for real-time content creation.
Jotham Oakley | App Designer | Brightec
Graduating from Ravensbourne University with a degree in Graphic Design, Jotham worked in a range of design roles before joining the Brightec team in 2015. Since then he has designed for Android, iOS and Web across multiple sectors (Travel, Retail, Financial Services, Academic and B2B services). Jotham's role has morphed from pure design, to also include product management - where he now gives his creative input at a strategic level to household name brands such as Waterstones and Virgin Red. He is committed to making people’s lives better through his work.
Alex Natthaphon Kanjarnavoranun | VP / Lead, Digital Campaign Planning & Execution Manager | Siam Commercial Bank of Thailand
Alex is a highly experienced digital marketer in paid and owned media channels, a content marketer, and SEO expert since 2008. He is a founder of ABACTODAY which is an ed-tech with an online community and e-learning platform for students. He was head of SEO at Lazada Thailand which was one of the largest E-commerce Unicorn in Thailand and South East Asia, before stepping up to SEO Lead position as the first marketing person in Traveloka, another Unicorn in South East Asia and had shown highly successful macro and micro-influencers strategies and proven result in SEO and Social Medias. He also led paid media channels in Thailand and Vietnam for Flight product which is undoubtedly highly competitive in the market. Not only online marketing, but he was also AVP Head of Marketing at Robinson Online under Central Group which led the omnichannel marketing team from digital campaign execution to offline marketing in Robinson department stores, which has 44 branches in Thailand, considered to be the most coverage department stores in Thailand. Currently, he is VP / Lead in Digital Campaign Planning & Execution Manager at SCB bank, focusing on digital banking and transformation under SCBx's vision, which is one of the largest digital tech-savvy public companies or banks in South East Asia. Moreover, he usually provides free public speaking about SEO, digital marketing, and any general topic.
Harry Staley | UX Designer | BrightHR
Harry is a UX designer, specialising in B2B software solutions across web and mobile development. Harry is passionately involved across the entire design process; from discovery to solution definition, to implementation and optimisation in order to craft and deliver the best user experiences. Harry works at BrightHR, an award winning HR management software, and implements human centred design to create meaningful experiences for those managing their people whilst managing their business.
Steve Kuncewicz | Head of Creative, Digital & Marketing Sector Group | BLM Law
Steve is a Partner and Head of Creative, Digital and Marketing at BLM Law in Manchester. He specialises in intellectual property, media social media and privacy law and is listed as a "recommended lawyer" in the Legal 500’s 2019 edition, and was a Co-founder if the Bulletproof Agency Network. He is a regular media spokesperson, and has given interviews to the local and national press through BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC London. Steve is also the Manchester Publicity Association’s Honorary Solicitor and Co-Chair of Creative ProManchester.
Roxana Stingu | Head of Search & SEO | Alamy
Roxana Stingu is the Head of Search and SEO at Alamy, where she specializes in technical and image SEO for enterprise websites. She also oversees Alamy's internal search engine that handles over 350M assets and has an avid interest in all things AI. Roxana loves getting into the nitty-gritty of SEO and her favorite pastime is automating anything repetitive that she encounters at work, or in life. Roxana is also a speaker for conferences such as BrightonSEO and WTFest and a co-author for Blue Array's "Mastering In-house SEO" (First and Second editions) and Majestic's "SEO in 2022".
Umar Khan | Senior Digital Strategist | Nakheel
Umar is a passionate digital marketer with over 9 years of experience in managing high budget digital marketing campaigns. With experience and expertise on all the verticals of Digital Channels including SEO, Google Ads, Social Media, Content Marketing, Programmatic, Marketing automation, CRO, UX, analytics etc. Umar has worked with top companies in UAE and currently linked with Nakheel as the Senior. Digital Strategist. He also conducts digital marketing corporate workshops & regular classes for well-known educational institutes in Dubai.
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