IT Leadership - the Ripple Effect

BCS, 25 Copthall Avenue, London EC2R 7BP
28 Jan 2020
18:00 for a 18:30 Start

**In association with BCS ELITE Group **

**This event is relevant for all interested in IT Leadership, and implications for society **

An event focused on encouraging Women in IT, but Everyone welcome!
Wominspiration Free event. Limited Spaces

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“My career began with what felt like a backwards step to the help desk, but it’s where I learned that technology can be a game changer for a business.”

Many technology projects do not fail because of the technology.
They fail due to people and to expectations.
How can we can make a difference as IT leaders in introducing change into the business?

Our expert presenter is:

  • JOANNA DRAKE - CIO, The Hut Group
  • Technology wasn’t Jo’s first career choice. Instead she was on track to be a professional tennis player until injury forced her to put her sporting ambitions to one side and she took a role on an IT help desk. It was there she learned her trade and realised she wanted to be part of fixing the bigger problem, progressing into service management strategy roles at Diageo, Accenture and Yahoo.

    With a record of driving successful global technology transformations, Jo progressed to senior positions including Head of Global Service Management at Betfair and at the BBC where she helped to build a world-class centralised operations team. Jo went onto senior leadership roles as SVP Global Technology Services group and then CTO at Wood Mackenzie, Senior director of engineering at Skyscanner, and is now CIO at The Hut group.

    Networking with food after the event.

    Don’t mention it’s AI…

    BCS, 25 Copthall Avenue, London EC2R 7BP
    29 Jan 2020
    18:00 for a 18:30 Start

    **In association with BCS London Central Branch **

    **This event is relevant for all interested in process automation, AI and project management **

    Free event. All welcome. Limited places available.

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    - Implementing AI techniques without the hype

    At this event our guides Iain and Dave will lead us through a typical project aimed at process automation.

    Using a simplified approach, they will demonstrate that there's plenty that can be achieved without endless meetings, specialist skills, or expensive software and infrastructure.


    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and share views on this key topic.

    Our guides/presenters are:

  • Iain has over 24 years of technology industry sales knowledge spanning vertical industries as well as ISV’s and OEM partners. Since joining Intel in 1996, he has held a variety of positions in Sales and Marketing. Previously Director of Cloud Service Providers Group EMEA, he is now Data Centre Sales Director and CTO for the UK at Intel.

  • DAVE HELLEWELL – Industry Technical Specialist, Intel UK
  • Dave has approx. 20 years of experience in technical engineering (software and systems engineering) and more recently consulting. His first professional engagements with AI in the UK were focused on agent-oriented models around 2007. He is now the Intel UK Technical Lead for Financial Services consulting.

    Networking with food after the event.