Eve Wallace

Chief Operating Officer, Glasgow Technology @ Morgan Stanley

Eve Wallace

Chief Operating Officer, Glasgow Technology @ Morgan Stanley

Eve Wallace is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Glasgow Technology at Morgan Stanley, based in Glasgow. Eve is responsible for ensuring that Glasgow Technology is operating effectively and efficiently to meet strategic plans, including resources, employee engagement & financials. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Eve worked primarily in the oil & gas sector with her latter role as the IT Finance Enterprise Leader in Shell with a team of 50+ across Glasgow & Chennai as well as leading a community of 100+ people in the Glasgow office.

Rebecca Moore

Director of Growth EMEA @ Skyscanner

Rebecca Moore

Director of Growth EMEA @ Skyscanner

Rebecca Moore is Director of Growth for the EMEA region at Skyscanner. Becs joined Skyscanner in 2014 in a strategy and operations role. Her time at Skyscanner has seen her lead a programme reorganizing the business to the current Growth model in addition to implementing and running Skyscanner’s Asia-Pacific Growth Tribe. Prior to Skyscanner, Becs was Head of System and Process at RBS. 

Sharon Moore MBE

CTO Travel and Transportation @ IBM

Sharon Moore MBE

CTO Travel and Transportation @ IBM

Sharon Moore MBE is IBM’s CTO for Travel & Transportation.  She marries the vision of the industry with the potential of technology and the breadth of IBM, to transform technical capability into real business results.  The convergence of traditional architecture skills with more modern ‘show not tell’ approaches, allows her to quickly demonstrate possibilities to IBM’s clients and prepare them for the impact on the enterprise.

Sharon is a board member of CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems and leads BCSWomen in Scotland. She was recently honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours 2018 for services to women in technology based industries, and presented with the 'Inspirational Women in Leadership' award at the inaugural Scotland Women in Technology Awards 2017.

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson

CEO @ CodeClan

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson

CEO @ CodeClan

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson has spent her 25 year career as a leader in technology. She is currently the CEO of CodeClan where she leverages her passion for people and her skills to drive business growth into the Scottish Digital Economy. She has held roles as a VP of Sales, Global Executive of Business Development & Enablement, Director of Marketing and VP of Alliances and Partnerships. She has focused her “can do” attitude in bringing offerings to the marketplace and as a VP at IBM she focused on eCommerce, Supply Chain Management, Digital Marketing, Customer Experience and Internet of Things (Smarter Cities).

Melinda lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and is a dual citizen of the USA and Great Britain. She is a Board Member for Smart Works Charity that focuses on assisting women back into the workforce. She is active with Girl Guides and jumps at any opportunity to coach and mentor women to be the best they can be. When she is not thinking about technology, she can be found in her garden, on her yoga mat or in the kitchen creating wonderful tasty dishes.

Debbie Forster MBE

CEO @ Tech Talent Charter

Debbie Forster MBE

CEO @ Tech Talent Charter

Debbie Forster MBE is a recognised figure in the areas of diversity, tech, innovation and education, and is CEO for the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective which aims to deliver greater gender diversity in the UK tech workforce. Prior to the TTC, Debbie gained attention as the Co-CEO of tech charity Apps for Good.  Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year for 2016.  Debbie has also been named on Computer Weekly’s list of “25 Most Inspirational Women in UK IT” for the last 5 years.

Emma Gillies

Managing Partner @ Gartner Consulting

Emma Gillies

Managing Partner @ Gartner Consulting

Emma Gillies is the Managing Partner with Gartner Consulting in Scotland and Northern Ireland and has over 25 years’ experience of managing major transformational projects and programmes across the private and public sector. Her focus over the last five years has been on delivering Digital transformation across Government. Prior to joining Gartner Emma established and led a Digital Shared Service for the Scottish Government. She has also worked for the Cabinet Office, Tesco Bank, and Deloitte. Emma holds an MA (hons), MSC in Marketing and an MBA.

Lynsey Campbell

Executive Director, Head of Technology for Social Good, Diversity and Inclusion in EMEA @ J.P. Morgan

Lynsey Campbell

Executive Director, Head of Technology for Social Good, Diversity and Inclusion in EMEA @ J.P. Morgan

Lynsey is Executive Director in J.P. Morgan Global Technology at J.P. Morgan in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Joining J.P. Morgan in 2006, Lynsey is Head of Technology for Social Good, Diversity and Inclusion in EMEA. In addition to her important and influential role in global technology, Lynsey is a full time working Mum to identical twin girls. Lynsey is an inspirational leader and role model for JP Morgan globally, and on a national scale as Chair of Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT) which aims to celebrate, champion, and invest in trailblazing women in the technology industry. 

Jennifer Wood

Head of Performance & Business Management @ RBS

Jennifer Wood

Head of Performance & Business Management @ RBS

Jenny joined RBS in 2016 as Head of Performance & Business Management in Technology; prior to joining RBS she was Director of Simplicity at Telstra Corporation.

Jenny has a diverse background of executive experience, ranging from customer services and HR through to significant project/programme management and agile transformation. Her passion at work is removing the constraints that inhibit teams from succeeding. Having worked at big companies and small ones, she understands that unique blend of focusing to deliver an innovative large-scale experience whilst ensuring every step forward creates value and is worth taking.

Gillian McLennan

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Global Technology in EMEA @ J.P. Morgan

Gillian McLennan

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Global Technology in EMEA @ J.P. Morgan

Gillian is an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan Global Technology at J.P. Morgan in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Joining J.P. Morgan in 2000, Gillian leads Treasury & CIO Technology Team in Glasgow as well as being responsible globally for Testing and Deployment.

In her 18 years with the firm, Gillian has held a variety of technical and SME positions with a focus on application delivery and strong domain knowledge.  She previously spent seven years working in New York with J.P. Morgan.

She provides her business and technology teams with a global perspective, operating within an inclusive work environment and is passionate about diversity. 

Gillian enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and going to the theatre.

Claire Reid

Head of Assurance @ PwC

Claire Reid

Head of Assurance @ PwC

Claire Reid is Head of Assurance for PwC Scotland. As well as being responsible for the assurance practice across all industry sectors in Scotland, Claire also leads on Innovation and Technology Investments for the firm's assurance business. Claire has been with PwC for 20 years, having worked in the US and London before returning to Scotland, where she is now based. During the first dotcom boom, Claire spent 2 years working in Silicon Valley with an HP technology spin-off, Cisco and other fast growing tech and software firms. In the last year, she has focussed on growing PwC’s technology practice in Scotland, with a particular focus on technology risk and data, where staff numbers have grown to over 100.

Ceri Shaw

Development Manager, Platform Operations @ Sky

Ceri Shaw

Development Manager, Platform Operations @ Sky

Ceri is a Development Manager in the Sky Platform Operations department. She leads two teams providing tools and monitoring services which support the majority of engineering teams across Sky’s UK customer management and digital platforms. She has over 15 years experience in the tech industry as a developer and technical manager working in a variety of languages including C, C++, Ruby and Java.
 
With her volunteer work for Codebar and Women Who Code, Ceri strives to make the tech sector a more welcoming and inclusive place for women and other minority groups.

Claire McGarry

Managing Director @ Wireframe Immersive

Claire McGarry

Managing Director @ Wireframe Immersive

As Managing Director of Wireframe Immersive, Claire has driven the quality of their CG Visualisation services and surpassed client expectations. From inception in 2013, Wireframe has pushed the boundaries of architectural visualisation, rebranding in 2015 to promote development into Virtual Reality and in doing so partnered with Aitken Turnbull to develop VR-EP a technology that allows Architects and designers create dementia friendly spaces by understanding how dementia can affect a person’s vision. Combining years of hands on technical skills and knowledge; sales, business development and contract/client management experience, Claire has cultivated an approach that has confidently secured and sustained relationships with substantive clients.

Claire Scally

Joint Managing Director @ TRCmedia

Claire Scally

Joint Managing Director @ TRCmedia

Claire is Joint Managing Director of TRCmedia – one of the top training providers for the broadcast and digital sectors in the UK.  Claire has over 25 years experience working in the creative and digital media sectors in Ireland and Scotland. Training and development of talent have always been a key focus for her. 
 
She has worked across a range of organisations such as Moonstone International Screen Labs, Pact, Scottish Enterprise, Illumina Digital and Digital Life Sciences. She joined TRCmedia in 2016. As Joint MD, Claire and her co-MD are looking to develop exciting new training programmes and strengthen relationships and delivery of activity beyond Scotland. Claire sits on the BIMA Scotland Council.

Lan O’Connor

Crown Representative @ Cabinet Office

Lan O’Connor

Crown Representative @ Cabinet Office

For the last two years Lan has worked independently, as transformation director, advisor and non-executive. Prior to that, Lan was responsible for Strategy and Transformation for Capgemini Group.

Lan has always worked in the world of transformation, delivering major change with companies throughout the world, at all scales from local change to full scale global reorganisation. As well as working for huge organisations, Lan has experience at the sharp end of the start-up world when she quit the corporate world to launch a consulting firm, which she grew and sold. Lan has been an advisor to small companies going through scaleup and was MD EMEA for SAIC, a privately held US scientific and technology services company through the public placement on the New York Stock Exchange. Now Lan works holds a non-executive role with the Cabinet Office and works with private clients as interim transformation director and advisor/

Technology always plays a part in transformation, now more than ever. The latest frontier is transforming government, where SMEs and major organisations all have a role to play.

Emily Walters

Head of Service Design @ TVSquared

Emily Walters

Head of Service Design @ TVSquared

Emily is a business leader with experience in strategic planning, launching new initiatives and creating innovative new products and services. Utilising her strategic design capabilities to connect the impact of design and business. Her focus spans a broad range of industries across start-ups and agencies as well as a role in a €4bn IT company, Sopra Steria, where she sat on the UK digital board. An advocate for getting girls into STEM and showing the fun side of Tech, Emily was a 2018 FDM everywoman finalist for Digital Star Award, for excelling in a digital role.

Lindsay Law

Senior Manager @ RBS

Lindsay Law

Senior Manager @ RBS

As a Senior Manager providing assurance for strategically important programmes at RBS Lindsay focuses her risk, governance, and programme delivery expertise to drive positive outcomes for the Bank. She is passionately committed to ensuring fairness and equality for everyone in business and works towards this through her role as co-chair of the RBS Women network, in education as Chair of the Board of Connect an independent, national organisation for parents which influences policy development for the benefit of all children in Scotland, and as a non-executive director of Scottish Women’s Aid, the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse.

Anne Doyle

Director of Operations @ Skyscanner

Anne Doyle

Director of Operations @ Skyscanner

I have the privilege of working in a high growth technology space helping our teams deliver solutions that solve the travel needs for our friends, family and the world.

With a background in software development, 18+ years leading and managing teams across various technologies I empower and coach teams to deliver scalable solutions and drive systemic change across the organisation. Fostering strong relationships, building empathy and mutual understanding I apply appropriate approaches to establish strong foundations, embed our values and foster a culture of high performing successful teams.

Of course, In my spare time I too love to travel. Being a parent of two teenage daughters I am passionate about ensuring we foster girls into stem subjects at school, support and encourage females in the tech industry.

Jennifer Holmes

Head of Getting Back to Business Programme @ FDM

Jennifer Holmes

Head of Getting Back to Business Programme @ FDM

Jennifer Holmes is a highly experienced and versatile senior leader, accomplished in the development of strategy, innovation and vision. Following a successful and exciting career in the Royal Air Force, where she undertook a variety of roles from the management of military flying activity, to deployment on overseas operations, and the preparation and presentation of key information to various Prime Ministers, before she joined FDM and took up the global role as Head of the Getting Back to Business programme. Through her drive and determination, she has led the development and growth of FDM’s returners programme.

She remains energised by the level of interest shown and support given to this inspirational programme that enables (predominately) women to return to work and progress to more senior levels, whilst helping to redress the gender imbalance that often exists.  

Derrick McCourt

General Manager, Customer Success Unit @ Microsoft

Derrick McCourt

General Manager, Customer Success Unit @ Microsoft

Since joining Microsoft in 2001, Derrick has held multiple leadership roles at the company, including General Manager for the UK Public Sector Business and as of July 2017 the General Manager of the newly formed Customer Success Unit. Derrick is a member of the Microsoft UK Senior Leadership Team. 
 
Driven by his personal interests and passion, he is also leading the Microsoft UK’s Diversity and Inclusion plan to ensure that all current and future employees feel encouraged to contribute their unique insight and skills that help solve some of the most complex technology challenges for our customers.
 
As part of this Derrick is acting as strong supporter and advocate for girls in STEM and Women in Technology initiatives and has been a key partner to Microsoft’s Digital Skills Programme, empowering people of all ages, skills and abilities in a technology driven world.

Eileen McLaren

Chief Operating Officer @ Cognitive Geology

Eileen McLaren

Chief Operating Officer @ Cognitive Geology

Eileen McLaren, Chief Operating Officer at Cognitive Geology is one of the best known faces in the Scottish IT scene. Previously VP of Engineering at FanDuel and Development Manager at Skyscanner Eileen joined Cognitive Geology as their VP of Software Engineering in 2017 before being promoted to COO and joining the board.
 
Edinburgh based, Cognitive Geology designs and builds specialist software for geoscientists in the oil and gas industries. Eileen splits her time between working in Edinburgh, and supporting her favourite Glasgow football team. A keen advocate for increasing the number of females working in IT and tackling the technology sectors diversity problems, Eileen was short listed for the prestigious Women In IT Awards 2018 Business Role Model Of The Year.

Susan Ramonat

Chief Executive @ Spiritus Partners

Susan Ramonat

Chief Executive @ Spiritus Partners

Susan is Chief Executive of Spiritus Partners. Spiritus is pioneering digital service records and analytics for healthcare, clinical labs and life sciences.

Pairing cutting-edge foresight with results-driven pragmatism, Susan draws upon 25 years of executive experience in enterprise sales, product management, technology strategy, corporate development, operational risk management, and cybersecurity.

Susan serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of Engineering Science at Loyola University Chicago. She speaks frequently at industry conferences, universities and law schools about distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain, analytics, cybersecurity and IOT in critical infrastructure settings.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.

Jessica Robinson

CEO @ PurePoint International

Jessica Robinson

CEO @ PurePoint International

Jessica Robinson is CEO of PurePoint International helping people and companies to be safe by bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. PurePoint is the security company of choice for innovative and forward thinking businesses globally and is the winner of the JCI Philippines-New York ICON of IMPACT Award for International Affairs and Women's Security for their creative and pioneering approach to security.  PurePoint International provides cyber security consulting and training for financials services, insurance and other middle market global companies with $150-$500M in revenue. Jessica speaks internationally on cybersecurity and innovation, and is on the board of both for profit, and non profit, technology and security organizations. 

Tripti Sethi

Global Advanced Analytics Lead @ Avanade

Tripti Sethi

Global Advanced Analytics Lead @ Avanade

Tripti leads the Digital Analytics practice at Avanade for Europe in addition to leading the advanced analytics and data science practice globally. She is responsible for driving analytics sales across Europe, growing and leading advanced analytics opportunities globally, developing new analytics propositions around topics such as IOT analytics and AI and building an advanced analytics team through both the recruitment and training of data scientists.

She has 13+ years of data science experience across multiple domains with a specific focus on customer, marketing, Internet of Things, financial services and social media analytics. She has significant experience on working across different geographies and cultures having been based in India, UK and the Netherlands across her career and in embedding analytics as part of larger consulting and transformation projects. Her previous stints include setting up and leading the offshore analytics team at Capgemini Consulting (50 members) and Prudential UK (approx. 20 members) and developing, selling and delivering advanced analytics projects globally. Tripti is an experienced public speaker on topics around IOT, Machine Learning & AI at multiple forums including the Women in Technology Series in Edinburgh and Amsterdam.

 

Searra Dodds

Chief Creative Officer @ JukeBox Labs

Searra Dodds

Chief Creative Officer @ JukeBox Labs

Searra is co-founder and the Chief Creative Officer for Jukebox Labs, a technology start-up, specialising in games and trivia as-a-service.

She has 8 years of experience working as a UI/UX designer in the video games and digital industry in Scotland. She has had the pleasure of working with several Scottish studios and some of the projects she has worked on have won Scottish Bafta awards.

Searra is responsible for bringing together the creative vision for Jukebox Labs and keeping the company strongly focused on a user centered design culture. She is a recent alumni of the Special Edition leadership programme for top Scottish Women in Tech and is currently representing her business on the Elevator Creative Accelerator programme.

Melissa Highton

Assistant Principal and Director of IT @ The University of Edinburgh

Melissa Highton

Assistant Principal and Director of IT @ The University of Edinburgh

Melissa is Director of IT and Assistant Principal at University of Edinburgh. She is part of the senior management team leading institution-wide strategic projects and services. Melissa has a reputation for innovation and creative thinking and has been successful in restructuring and transforming the organisations of which she has been part. Her focus this year is to lead a programme of change  which aims to  attract more women to work in IT in universities by showcasing the wide range of careers, projects and opportunities offered by  joining a large public sector organisation which combines innovation, digital media, research, library, infrastructure and global learning and teaching.

Pamela Linton

Senior Delivery Manager, Information Systems @ Sky

Pamela Linton

Senior Delivery Manager, Information Systems @ Sky

Pam Linton is the Senior Delivery Manager for Information Systems at Sky, based in Livingston. Pam is responsible for ensuring that investment in Technology projects delivers the business benefits sought, in an efficient way. Creativity is essential at Sky, who search for opportunities to work and think differently, often delivering the impossible while having fun along the way. Previously Pam worked in Digital Engineering, helping the industry drive digital enablement and grab lucrative opportunities. She has also worked in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry, leading multiple technology initiatives, always focussed on Technology change and improvements.

Bethan Davies

Co-Founder, Executive Coach & Facilitator @ The Bravest Path

Bethan Davies

Co-Founder, Executive Coach & Facilitator @ The Bravest Path

Our mission at The Bravest Path is to re-humanise the workplace. We work with individuals, teams, and organisations to develop courage, compassion and connection through psycho-educational workshops and coaching.

Bethan has over 10 years’ experience within the Finance and Hi-tech sectors, working for Autodesk, Prudential and Munich Re in regional and global leadership positions. Her most recent role involved leading Talent, Learning & Development across Europe & Africa with a focus on building a more inclusive, authentic, brave and collaborative culture. She co-founded the Bravest Path to bring a different approach to developing individuals and organisational cultures, making workplaces more human and humane. As a transformational coach Bethan focuses on helping women be bolder, self-compassionate and authentic, and regularly partners with boards and senior teams designing and facilitating programs to deliver sustainable behavioural and cultural change.

Yuyan Zhang

Software Development Manager @ Microsoft

Yuyan Zhang

Software Development Manager @ Microsoft

Yuyan Zhang was born and raised in China. Despite her passion in math she studied liberal arts in university. Yuyan went to United States pursuing Ph.D. in Political Science, but graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science after discovering the excitement of coding and logics in software. Yuyan started her career as an embedded software engineer at Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona. Later she joined Microsoft and grew from Software Developer in Test to Engineering Manager in Seattle. She spent 3 years as Release Manager and then Program Manager at Skype in Prague. In 2017 Yuyan went back to the technical side and moved to Amazon in Edinburgh as a Software Development Manager. Yuyan calls any place home where she is with her husband, two children, and their dog.

Susanne Birgersdotter

Founder @ IGOTCHA, Stockholm App Lab and SBDM Invest

Susanne Birgersdotter

Founder @ IGOTCHA, Stockholm App Lab and SBDM Invest

Susanne Birgersdotter, a Swedish self made entrepreneur and investor, has gone from designing her first app from her kitchen table to becoming a partner in the VC company, Milky Way Cap within 7 years. Susanne’s strong instincts and intuition has helped her grow her companies including designing a #1 ranked app and founding IGOTCHA, SthlmAppLab & SBDM. She is an active mentor and member on several boards and a popular global speaker giving lectures and workshops on entrepreneurship and venture capital. Susanne was nominated for Sweden’s most powerful female founder in 2017 and 2018. 

Loral Quinn

Co-Founder & CEO @ Sustainably

Loral Quinn

Co-Founder & CEO @ Sustainably

Loral is CEO and co-founder of Sustainably, a technology for social good company.  Loral is an award winning global digital marketer and strategist with a background in scaling business. Prior to setting up Sustainably, she was head of digital strategy and head of digital marketing for a FTSE100 where she was responsible for digital marketing in 30 countries, building and managing a multi award-winning team, and scaling the business from $40bn in assets in 6 countries to over $400bn in 30 countries in 10 years, and was recently named in BIMA’s top 100 people in digital in the UK.

Eishel Quinn

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer @ Sustainably

Eishel Quinn

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer @ Sustainably

Eishel is co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Sustainably.  A 22 year old with a passion for all things digital and ethical, Eishel is responsible for the Sustainably brand and the user experience for the product and has a background in ethical and organic retail, most recently working with Neal’s Yard Remedies. Sustainably was selected in the top 3 at StartupGrind Europe out of 2,000 startups worldwide, shortlisted for a BIMA award for Technology with Conscience, won Best of Show at Finovate, and is a top 5 Virgin Startup.

Annemieke Frank

Co-Founder @ EduHeroes

Annemieke Frank

Co-Founder @ EduHeroes

Part-time Gamification Geek & Full-time Education Enthusiast. Co-Founder of EduHeroes Club - An education initiative dedicated to rethinking how we teach & learn. With an emphasis on helping learners thrive in the future, by promoting 21st century skills through project-based learning and design thinking. Community Builder & Communications Manager in education - Organising meetups & workshops for adults, promoting educational topics and gathering like-minded people that want to change something within education. Her quest: Engaging with entrepreneurs and specialists, fostering innovation and dynamic exchange of ideas with a mission to challenge and improve education as we know it.

Iulia Feroli

Data Scientist @ Mediaan

Iulia Feroli

Data Scientist @ Mediaan

A part-time student working as a data scientist Iulia’s used to being the youngest in the room, and often the only woman. So she made it her mission to show up in as many rooms as possible.

Her belief is that visibility is the most empowering force to drive change; that listening to outspoken women in STEM and realizing that's who you can grow up to be is louder than any stereotype or preconception the world can throw at you.

She is currently working on smart chatbot projects for digital company Mediaan in Amsterdam, where she is also taking on more business responsibilities, bringing her passion for tech innovation to her network.