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2019 Confirmed Speakers: 
  • Antony Collard, Head of Architecture and Innovation, HMRC
  • Dr Nina Cope, Director General (Capabilities), National Crime Agency
  • Neil Crump, Chief Data Officer, Worcestershire Office of Data Analytics
  • Sue Daley, Associate Director, Technology & Innovation, techUK 
  • Julian David, CEO, techUK
  • Joanna Davinson, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Home Office
  • Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Minister for Implementation, Cabinet Office
  • Rachel Dunscombe, Chief Executive, NHS Digital Academy 
  • Eimear Meredith Jones, Managing Director Talent & Organisation, Accenture
  • Emma Kendrew, AI & Intelligent Automation Lead, Accenture
  • Paul Maltby, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 
  • Simon McKinnon, CDIO, DWP
  • John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, Cabinet Office
  • Jenny Nelson, Digital Newcastle Programme Manager, Newcastle City Council
  • Shaheen Sayed, CEO of Accenture's Government Business, UK & Ireland, Accenture
  • Phil Swan, Chief Information Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority




Julian photoJulian David, CEO, techUK

Julian David is the CEO of techUK. He was appointed as the director general of Intellect in March 2012 and led its transformation to techUK in November 2013. Julian leads techUK's 60 strong team in representing more than 950 member companies, including multi-nationals and more than 500 SMEs to ensure that the digital tech industry is at the heart of a modern society and economy in Britain. He is a member of the government and industry Cyber Growth Partnership and Digital Advisory Council.  He is also techUK’s representative on the National Trade Association Council of Digital Europe.


Joanna Davinson resizedJoanna Davinson, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Home Office 

Joanna joined the Home Office in November 2017 following a 28 year career with Price Waterhouse Coopers and IBM, where she focussed on delivering large Public Sector ICT programmes, often in the UK but also for governments across Europe and in the US and Canada.
Before that Joanna enjoyed 5 years in the Civil Service in the National Audit Office and is delighted to now be back in central Government at the Home Office. She is the department’s Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer, leading a team of over 3,000 employees reporting directly to the Permanent Secretary, with a seat at the departmental Board.





MFI I Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Minister for Implementation, Cabinet Office

Oliver Dowden is Minister for Implementation at the Cabinet Office.

He attended Parmiter’s School and went on to study law at Cambridge University. After graduating he worked as a teacher in Japan before resuming his legal training and working in the City.

From 2010 to 2015 he served in Downing Street, advising the then Prime Minister on how to tackle the wide variety of challenges confronting him. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of this public service.

In 2015 he was elected as the MP for Hertsmere and has served on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee as well as the Petitions Committee, which considers all public petitions for debate in Parliament.

In January 2018, he was appointed as Minister for Implementation.

Oliver lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Blythe and two young children.


eimear006 RESIZEDEimear Meredith Jones, Managing Director Talent & Organisation, Accenture

Eimear is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Government business, leading on Talent and Organisation. She is a recognised global speaker on Workforce of the Future, Innovation and Disruption, speaking at multiple internal and external conferences over the past 3 years.
Eimear’s teams focus on harnessing intuitive, user-centric design to business needs, relying on the best people, processes and technology to evolve powerful solutions. As a leadership coach Eimear also works with challenging groups such that they will better understand and align with new business initiatives, redefining ways of working in order that all stakeholders agree on more efficient and effective ways of working. She has worked cross industry with clients such as Lloyds, Centrica, Mondalez and is now focused on Health and Public service




John ManzoniJohn Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, Cabinet Office

John Manzoni became Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office in August 2015. He was appointed Chief Executive of the Civil Service in October 2014 and continues in this role also. He joined the Cabinet Office in February 2014 as Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority.
John was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy Inc. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the private sector. In his 24 years at BP, he contributed to its global growth and held senior strategic and operational leadership roles at global, regional and local level. Between 2002 and 2007, he was Chief Executive, Refining and Marketing, spanning 6 different businesses across more than 100 countries and he was a member of the BP plc main board from 2003 to 2007.


Jenny NewmanJenny Nelson, Digtial Newcastle Programme Manager, Newcastle City Council 

Jenny has been championing digital transformation at Newcastle City Council for the last 4 years, having worked in transformation and change roles for over a decade. She is a key supporter of transformational public service redesign underpinned by digital technology and mindset, and is focussed on achieving three objectives – improving the customer experience, reducing costs and inefficiency and driving economic growth through promoting Newcastle as a test bed for innovation. She is an advocate for user-centric experiences and interactions, and a passionate promoter of the digital skills agenda. Newcastle Council have been nationally recognised in a number of awards for their innovative and ambitious approach to digital transformation.



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  • Noreen Aldworth

    Noreen Aldworth

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