Celebrating the biggest tech success stories across the North of England and Scotland
Angela started her career in FMCG sales and marketing roles with Cadbury Schweppes, Coca Cola and then Mars. In 1997 she joined Asda, where she held a variety of positions and for the final 3 years was Global Managing Director for George clothing.
David Rowan is founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition, currently writing a book about bold corporate innovation.
David has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian. At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences and a consulting business. He’s an early-stage investor in 40 tech companies and co-founder of a non-profit taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.
Ian Brown is Chief Executive Officer of BookingGo and Senior Vice President of Booking.com. Within BookingGo, the ground transport business unit of Booking.com, Ian is responsible for developing a full range of transport options to meet the needs of Booking.com customers as they travel in 200+ countries across the world. This includes car hire, rides, shuttle buses, and public transport.
President of techUK and chair of Digital Leaders, Jacqueline is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Rightmove plc, Costain plc and online retailer AO World plc.
Jacqueline serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council and is an advisor to fast moving tech companies as well as a business mentor at Merryck Group. She is the co-chair at the Institute of Coding, advises the board of Accelerate-Her and is especially delighted to lend her support to the Girlguiding Association for technology transformation. Passionate about diversity and inclusion which informs where she places her support.
Jason is responsible for developing Simply Business and challenging the traditional world of insurance through technology and data science.
He joined Simply Business from the global dating website, Match.com, where he was International Managing Director.
Mark joined the Money Supermarket Group in October 2015 as Head of New Ventures and was appointed to Managing Director, Mobile, in September 2016.
He was subsequently appointed to Corporate Development Director in March 2018. Prior to joining the Group Mark spent eight years as a technology investor at Scottish Equity Partners, a leading UK venture capital firm. Before joining SEP, Mark established and ran Sensory Networks EMEA (acquired by Intel).
Richard is former CEO of GBG plc. Under his leadership GBG gained first mover advantage and became a global leader in disruptive Identity Intelligence making online business easier, safer and compliant for household name businesses globally.
During his tenure GBG increased its market capitalisation 100 fold from £5 million to over £500 million and acquired 10 businesses across Europe, the USA and Asia.
Sherry currently chairs Founders4Schools, serves on the boards of London Stock Exchange, Zoopla, The Crick Institute and Raspberry Pi, and is an advisor to LinkedIn, Cambridge University and Harvard Business School.
In addition to having founded, scaled-up and floated a number of businesses, Sherry has helped fund more than 50 others as a business angel. The turnover of the firms she has founded or co-funded last year exceeded £3 billion and they currently employ tens of thousands of people across more than 70 countries.