Speakers

 

We don’t believe there’s a single model, method or silver bullet that can ‘fix’ the culture in your organisation or industry section, and nor do we want to just show success stories.

Instead, we’ve selected straight-talking speakers from a wide range of backgrounds - from start-ups to scale-ups, corporates to the public sector. Their aim is to present both the highs and the lows with candour, providing practical insights and prompts for further discussion.

Further details coming soon.

 
 
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Liz Keogh

[IndependeNT Consultant, Lunivore limited]

“You can't understand how to change a culture except by actually changing it.”

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David Kavanagh

[Founding CTO of PurpleBricks]

A people first approach to Technology.

“While I love technology, it's people who make the difference. Motivated people create and use the cool technologies that impact our daily lives.”

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Victoria Morgan-Smith

[Head of Delivery for Internal Products,Financial Times]

“Shock news: ‘none of us are perfect’. We are all, without exception, prone to exhibit negative behaviours in times of stress"

 
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Gitte Klitgaard

[Agile Coach, Native Wired & ex-spotify]

“Psychological safety - why do we need it? By using comfort and growth as partners, growth can become more sustainable and larger. Its a dance between the two.”

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Crown Prosecution Service

[CPS digital transformation team]

“The digital evolution of the CPS”

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Lisa Crispin

[Agile Testing Fellowship & Mabl]

“A whole team approach to testing, DevOps, continuous delivery is being more widely adopted, how do we make sure we have everyone we need on the team and enable them to contribute?”

 
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Ezechi Britton

[VC of Impact X Capital | Founder of Code Untapped]

“How do we get a world without diversity programmes?

My current focus is diversity in technology & startup founders, why it's important and what we can do to improve it.”

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Simon Prior

[QA Program Manager, Camelot]

“I am passionate about inspiring the next generation of technologists and want to talk about making sure those technologists enter the industry and find a supportive culture where they can grow their careers.”

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Alasdair Clark

[Development Manager, eBay]

"Growing your career - a model for decoding your impact"

The model puts the emphasis on impact, determined by the formula of skills + opportunity + behavior. This goes far beyond the typical "goals and objectives" that companies usually work to.

 
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Rosie Sherry

[Founder Boss, Ministry of Testing]

“Growing a global community without losing our community ethics and culture.”

AMA about how Ministry of Testing grew from reckless Rosie to an amazing global community.

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Nayana Shetty

[Tech Lead, The Financial Times]

Teams in FT Technology are empowered to choose the best technology for the task however this should be done with a long term view on ownership, supportability, security, quality and total cost of ownership - it is not just about the technology.”

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Fiona Charles

[IndependeNT Consultant, Quality Intelligence]

We have to stop creating new technology just because we can and because it will make money. Instead, we need to ask, "What could possibly go wrong?" and "Will the benefits really outweigh the potential costs to society?"

 
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Gem Hill

[Tester, BBC - Voice & AI]

“Everyone has mental health. Just like we all have physical health.”

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Dan Ashby

[Head of Quality Engineering, Photobox]

“Welcome to your career!

You have already made some significant life choices to end up working in the role and company that you do. now grow in your career through having a focus on making impact.”

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Laura Regis

[IndependeNT Consultant, Ajira COnsulting]

“passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga and meditation for mental health, wellbeing and generally as tools that can allow you headspace and time out for the stresses of the day.”

 
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Dan Joseph

[Co-Founder, The App Business]

“Autonomy pays back 10X more than money.”

How we established a much loved culture that delivered high return on investment at The App Business.

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Ken Lewis

[IndependeNT Consultant,Normal distribution]

“In writing a computer program, you imagine what the logic of the program will do when executed. To contemporary minds, this is a strange empathy -- but it's no excuse for not working well with fellow team members. “

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James Lyndsay

[IndependeNT Consultant, Workroom Productions]

“People need strategy. Automata need plans.”