Join techUK as we continue our exciting series of techUK talks with tech leaders from across the country exploring how we can use technology to build a better future for the UK’s economy, people, society, and the planet.
In each session, techUK’s CEO Julian David is joined by a leading industry figure to explore current and future tech, and to discuss the outlook and trends for 2023. The discussion includes the opportunities and challenges to the UK becoming a science and tech superpower, and importantly, how these should be overcome.
Following three hugely popular ‘techUK talks’ so far this year, we are delighted to be joined by Shaheen Sayed, CEO - UK, Ireland & Africa (UKIA), Accenture as our next guest on 2 November.
Join us for what will be a thought-provoking session where we will cover topics such as:
- Shaheen’s journey to CEO of one of the UK's largest businesses
- Leadership in the Age of AI
- Future of Work
Our 'techUK talks' series is hybrid. Reserve your free in-person or virtual ticket now and be part of this fascinating and interactive session.
Please note, for this session, on the day in-person registration opens at 8:30 with the session starting at 9:00 until 10:00. Breakfast will be served.
About Shaheen Sayed, CEO, UK, Ireland & Africa, Accenture
Shaheen Sayed is the CEO for Accenture in the UK, Ireland and Africa, overseeing all industries and services. Most recently she led Accenture’s Technology business in the UK and Ireland specializing in complex technology and business transformations and pioneering new market technologies.
Throughout her career, Shaheen has helped drive cutting-edge technology solutions across diverse industries, including banking, capital markets, telecommunications and healthcare. As the head of Health & Public Service for Accenture in the UK and Ireland, she delivered innovative solutions across health, tax, welfare, justice, defence and policing.
Shaheen is a recognized thought leader on inclusive business cultures and talent in the digital age. She was listed by the Financial Times as one of the Top 10 Global Ethnic Minority Leaders in 2020.
Shaheen is a guest lecturer for the London School of Economics Global Masters Programme. She sits on the board of techUK and serves as an Honorary Colonel in 3 Military Intelligence, a reserve unit for the British Army.
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Julian David is the CEO of techUK, the leading technology trade association that aims to realise the positive outcomes that digital technology can achieve for people, society, the economy and the planet.
Julian led the transformation of techUK from its predecessor Intellect in 2014, putting an increased focus on the growth and jobs the technology industry offers in a global economy. He has since led its impressive expansion driving forward the tech agenda in key areas such as skills, innovation, business success and public sector transformation. He leads techUK’s 90-strong team representing a thousand British based tech companies, comprising global and national champions and 600 SMEs. In 2020, techUK joined forces with TechSkills, the employer-led organisation that aims to improve the flow of talent into the digital workforce and open up access for all to high value tech jobs.
Julian represents techUK on a number of external bodies including the Digital Economy Council, the National Cyber Security Advisory Council and the Department of Business and Trade’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group. He is member of the NTA Advisory Board of DIGITALEUROPE and is a member of the Board of the Health Innovation Network the South London Academic Health Science Network.
Julian has over thirty years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining techUK, he had a series of leadership roles at IBM including Vice President for Small and Medium Business and Public Sector. After leaving IBM he worked as a consultant helping tech SMEs establish successful operations in the U.K. His personal interests include Football (West Ham, Balham FC and Real Madrid) and Art.
Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.
This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, digital ethics, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential people in UK tech by Computer Weekly's UKtech50 Longlist and in 2021 was inducted into the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech Hall of Fame. A key influencer in driving forward the data agenda in the UK Sue is co-chair of the UK government's National Data Strategy Forum. As well as being recognised in the UK's Big Data 100 and the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries for 2020 Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.
Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.
Margherita is the Head of Press and Media at techUK, working across all communications and marketing activities and acting as the point of contact for media enquiries.
Margherita works closely with the staff at techUK to communicate the issues that matter most to our members with the media.
Prior to joining techUK, Margherita worked in public relations across technology, public affairs, and charity, designing evidence-based strategic campaigns and building meaningful ties with key stakeholders.
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