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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Michael Smith

Marketing Lead

Michael Smith

Marketing Lead

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Tom Goodman

Events Lead

Tom Goodman

Events Lead

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Simon Jenner

Board Member & Investment in Tech Lead

Simon Jenner

Board Member & Investment in Tech Lead

After a few years working for large enterprises the entrepreneurial bug bit. Aged 26, Simon started Trinity Security Services, a Cyber Security services company. Trinity delivered Cyber Security solutions to customers such as Cadbury Schweppes, Bank of England, RSPB and Tesco. A successful exit of Trinity via trade sale took place in 2008. In 2008 Simon launched Adventures in Business, a vehicle for creating and advising start-ups. Simon is now involved in multiple businesses including Urban an independent retail Cafe chain. Simon has a passion for supporting other entrepreneurs and for the last 10 years Simon has been working with entrepreneurs from across the world firstly through running Birmingham’s only technology incubator and then moving to become the CEO of a leading technology accelerator. The technology accelerator was voted a European top 10 accelerator by the Guardian newspaper. Simon has helped over 50 startups go from idea to investment, raising in excess of £10 million equity investment. Simon’s passion for entrepreneurs and particularly technology entrepreneurs goes beyond the day job and has seen him found Birmingham Entrepreneurs (the largest entrepreneurs group outside of London) and Co-Found Silicon Canal, Birmingham’s answer to London’s tech city. In 2016 Simon was listed in the Maserati 100 for his work with entrepreneurs and listed as a Power 250: The West Midlands’ most influential people in creative and digital.

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Molly Thompson

Community Engagement Officer

Molly Thompson

Community Engagement Officer

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Dave Evans

CTO at Mini Screen Pictures Ltd

Dave Evans

CTO at Mini Screen Pictures Ltd

Entrepreneur and Software Design Engineer. Xamarin and Microsoft MVP.

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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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Jamil Shabir

Director - Bootcamp Media

Jamil Shabir

Director - Bootcamp Media

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Wei Wu

Wei Wu

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Simon Emms

Simon Emms

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Martin Owen

SVP, Products, erwin

Martin Owen

SVP, Products, erwin

Martin is responsible for driving product management, product strategy and customer support at erwin. Prior to joining erwin, Martin was co-founder at enterprise architecture provider, Corso, organizing strategy, direction and the evolution of SaaS product lines.In his prior role at IBM, Martin served as world-wide director of product management for enterprise architecture, portfolio management and asset management tooling, responsible for overseeing product life-cycles and their growth and success. Martin also served as vice-president of enterprise architecture at Telelogic (acquired by IBM) and was director of professional services and product management at Popkin Software.Martin has spent over 25 years in Data and Enterprise Architecture and was the original co-author of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) which is now a world-wide industry standard.Martin has also worked on the strategy for the IBM Jazz initiative for the new generation of web based collaborative software tools.More recently, Martin has been innovating within erwin and with key customers around a new breed of technologies supporting data management including Big Data, Governance, Enterprise Architecture and Data Modeling.

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Harry Griffiths

Director @ Digital Waffle

Harry Griffiths

Director @ Digital Waffle

Ambassador for Silicon Canal via Digital Waffle - trying to help connect the tech community by any means possible. Digital Waffle are a JQ based recruitment agency specialising in the Digital & Tech space. We offer a unique approach to recruitment for the SME market, tailoring our services to individual client requirements.

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Andrew Ward

Director @ Digital Waffle

Andrew Ward

Director @ Digital Waffle

Studied at University of Birmingham and lived in Birmingham for 15 years. 12 years experience in the technology recruitment field and now Director of Digital Waffle. Here at Digital Waffle we are passionate about the Birmingham tech network and love working with many enthusiastic and talented Midlands based businesses.

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Raj Dhokia

Raj Dhokia

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Herman Fung

Applications Service Delivery Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks

Herman Fung

Applications Service Delivery Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks

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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

Cloud Architect, IBM

Peter Cripps

Cloud Architect, IBM

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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

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Clare Streets

Associate Director, B13 Technology

Clare Streets

Associate Director, B13 Technology

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Matt Chan

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kevin13

Director

kevin13

Director

I work with leaders, managers, and teams in tech and tech driven companies to successfully address the challenges they face working in fast-paced environments that don’t readily foster effective collaboration and disruption for change. I also mentor micro-business leaders in marketing their services. Prior to my current position I have worked as a performance and project management specialist for British Telecom, the NHS in national, regional and trust based roles, and Mercer.

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Mary Matthews

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Shammi Raichura

Uber Technologies Inc | Operations & Funnel Conversion

Shammi Raichura

Uber Technologies Inc | Operations & Funnel Conversion

Part of the Operations team in the West-Midlands for Uber since 2015. New Entrepreneurs Foundation Alumni.

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Anthony Chaffey

Managing Director, Ballyhoo

Anthony Chaffey

Managing Director, Ballyhoo

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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Mez

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Leigh Purnell

Leigh Purnell

I founded and run Petalite, a startup that has developed the World's Fastest Charging Battery System, 100% recharge in under 15 minutes, I also have been on other ludicrous expeditions which has led me to write a book, blogs and magazine articles about them, do public speaking at various events and consult on Expedition Logistics and acquiring Sponsorship for Expeditions.I am a seasoned project manager, innovator and have a keen interest in energy technologies and implementations; both throughout my working and academic life. Petalite Limited was founded in 2014 to expand on these ideas and interests.I co-founded and project managed a Guinness World Record breaking global expedition; raising £20,000 in donations and awareness for the British Red Cross and generating over £80,000 in advertising revenue to support the expedition.Became a Double Guinness World Record Holder:-World’s Longest Journey by Taxi-World’s Highest Journey by Taxi

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andrew

Scorchsoft Ltd

andrew

Scorchsoft Ltd

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Mit

Product Manager at Arrowvale Electronics

Mit

Product Manager at Arrowvale Electronics

Engage Working Group Lead. Helping companies to connect and get the best of Silicon Canal. Give me a shout! I love tech and have always been involved with it, from fixing my xbox's, to building computers in my teens to later becoming a software engineer. Now working as a product manager and trying to do my bit for the community. Helping others brings a great sense of satisfaction. So, i'm doing the best i can, to support where i can. Connect with me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miteshparmar1/

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Gary Lennon

Investment In Tech Lead

Gary Lennon

Investment In Tech Lead

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tomjackson

Senior Legal Technologist & Lawyer, Eversheds Sutherland

tomjackson

Senior Legal Technologist & Lawyer, Eversheds Sutherland

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Hannah Quinton

Creative Director at CloudTeach

Hannah Quinton

Creative Director at CloudTeach

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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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Camille Fenton

Developer at Talis

Camille Fenton

Developer at Talis

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Drew Smith

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Glenn Martin

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Philip Steele

CEO & Founder nCube Home

Philip Steele

CEO & Founder nCube Home

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Mitch Blackham

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Nigel Linton

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Ahmed Khan

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Mark Shaw

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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

Senior Front-End Engineer

Carlos Garcia Martin

Senior Front-End Engineer

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Rebecca Sorusch

Rebecca Sorusch

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David Baker

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Dan Aston

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Manjeet Sidhu

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Jayne Shields

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Employer Engagement Executive, Aston University

s.collins3

Employer Engagement Executive, Aston University

Name: Sarah Collins Bio: Working with businesses to solve skills and recruitment needs. Aligned primarily to support with connecting to talent from our School of Engineering and Applied Science and Aston Business School.  

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martin113

Managing Director at Digital Gaps

martin113

Managing Director at Digital Gaps

Martin has been in IT for 20 years. He has worked across sectors fixing IT services, developing people and making things happen. Digital gaps exists to help connect small technical companies find work within the public sector by advising on the suitability of solutions and helping navigate through the hoops and bureaucracy. Martin has also created and delivers The CIO Download. A 2 day training course in managing IT services and teams.

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james.cronin

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Jack Capel

Consultant @ Mortimer Spinks

Jack Capel

Consultant @ Mortimer Spinks

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