Faye Pressly

Women in Tech Lead

Faye Pressly

Women in Tech Lead

Faye is a people-focused business leader who is on a mission to transform how we think about organisational productivity, purpose, profit and people’s happiness so we can move beyond insular focus on shareholder value. As COO for Vanti, one of the UK’s only Master System Integrators with a Smart Building reference site, Faye is currently working with the best and brightest minds to collaboratively imagine and engineer technology solutions that positively change the way people live, learn and work. As Chair of Birmingham’s ‘Women in Tech’ working group, she is a key advocate for encouraging women and girls to enter careers in Technology. “Helping to drive a more diverse technology workforce in the Midlands, is a huge passion of mine. It’s not about employers having a ‘tick-box’ mindset to diversity, but truly appreciating that ‘diversity in thought’ is far more important and key to business innovation and people growth. “However, unless we break down some of the barriers and proactively work to improve and widen the pools we can choose our talent from, things will only remain the same. To be able to work with like-minded, determined people helping to drive real change, is something I’m incredibly proud of – I can’t wait to look back in a few years’ time and see just how many women and people we’ve inspired to join our industry!”

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Joel Blake

Diversity in Tech Lead

Joel Blake

Diversity in Tech Lead

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Mike Brooman

Scaleup Lead

Mike Brooman

Scaleup Lead

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Louise Knight

Events Lead

Louise Knight

Events Lead

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Michael Smith

Marketing Lead

Michael Smith

Marketing Lead

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Tom Goodman

Ambassadors Lead

Tom Goodman

Ambassadors Lead

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Ria Blagburn

Who's Here Lead

Ria Blagburn

Who's Here Lead

I am the founder of marketing consultancy and content studio GrowBeyond and currently live in Birmingham, UK. My interests range from digital marketing to content strategy, and I always like to hear about exciting new startups.

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Dave Evans

Dave Evans

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Jagdeep Bhaura

CEO, mypeoplebiz

Jagdeep Bhaura

CEO, mypeoplebiz

Corporate Technology Innovator, Entrepreneur, 30 years playing, learning & working in tech across a broad set of companies both here in the UK and US.

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Wei Wu

Wei Wu

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Simon Emms

Simon Emms

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Martin Owen

Martin Owen

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Raj Dhokia

Raj Dhokia

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Herman Fung

Herman Fung

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Paul Rhodes

Paul Rhodes

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Peter Chatterley

MD The Talent Hackers.com

Peter Chatterley

MD The Talent Hackers.com

Recruiter to the stars, well Ursa Major, works with startups and scaleups to help them build employer brand, optimise direct hiring process, undertake searches on a innovative pay as you go model. Disrupting the recruitment space. Occassionally blogs on the economics of recruitment.

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Peter Cripps

Peter Cripps

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Henry Jinman

Henry Jinman

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Daniel Hollands

Daniel Hollands

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Mike Bandar

Mike Bandar

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Jon Allen

Jon Allen

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Drew Smith

Drew Smith

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Glenn Martin

Glenn Martin

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Philip Steele

Philip Steele

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Mitch Blackham

Mitch Blackham

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Joe Kibbler

Joe Kibbler

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Paul Adams

Paul Adams

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Matt Tubb

Matt Tubb

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Nigel Linton

Nigel Linton

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Ahmed Khan

Ahmed Khan

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Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

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Mash Ahmed

Mash Ahmed

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Chris Meah

School of Code

Chris Meah

School of Code

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Duncan Price

Duncan Price

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Oscar Ryndziewicz

Oscar Ryndziewicz

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Paul Fielding

Paul Fielding

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Shaun Owen

Shaun Owen

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Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards

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Tom Davies

Tom Davies

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Mick Westman

Mick Westman

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Carlos Garcia Martin

Carlos Garcia Martin

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Rebecca Sorusch

Rebecca Sorusch

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David Baker

David Baker

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Dan Aston

Dan Aston

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Shammi Raichura

Shammi Raichura

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Manjeet Sidhu

Manjeet Sidhu

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Jayne Shields

Jayne Shields

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Iain Acton

Iain Acton

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Darren Guest

Darren Guest

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Mary Matthews

Mary Matthews

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Chris Woods

Chris Woods

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Anthony Chaffey

Managing Director, Ballyhoo Ltd

Anthony Chaffey

Managing Director, Ballyhoo Ltd

Brummy born and bred, Anthony has been working in web design and development for over a decade since founding his first startup during his time at Birmingham Uni. His digital agency, Ballyhoo, has been going strong since 2009 and is based in the newly regenerated Longbridge area of South Birmingham. Anthony's focus is on streamlining processes, understanding user habits and getting websites and online apps to work hard, and smart, so your organisation can thrive.​

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Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan

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Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett

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Oliver Hills

Who's Here Lead

Oliver Hills

Who's Here Lead

I run Updates Media, a pioneering digital local media business. Our flagship site, Birmingham Updates is the most engaged local media outlet in the West Midlands with 480,000 followers of our social media channels. I also work on Zento, an image recognition business which recognises product usage for major sports brands at mass participation events.

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