Tim Griffin

With over 22 years’ of international and commercial experience that spans across a range of industries including media, communications, education, systems consulting and information technology.

Tim is a big supporter of encouraging diversity within organisations to build stronger teams, and is executive sponsor for True Ability, Dell’s employee resource group that offers education around disability matters, drives awareness, and serves as a resource for our team members impacted by disabilities or special needs.

Tim is currently Vice President and Managing Director for Dell in the UK

Russ Shaw

Russ is Russ is the Founder of Tech London and Global Tech Advocates. He is also an angel and venture investor and non-executive director of a number of high growth businesses including Dialog―a publicly traded semiconductor company, AIM listed Cupid plc and Unwire–a Danish, venture-backed mobile commerce business. He is also a limited partner in Ariadne Capital’s ACE Fund and an investor in and advisor to Amazing Media Group. Russ is also a board member of the Tech City Advisory Group.

Mary Keane-Dawson

Mary has a proven track record of creating dynamic and significant fast growth businesses utilising innovative technologies and commercial models in the global consumer, advertising, media, retail, analytics and data solutions space. Expert in leading cross discipline collaboration, creating effective sales teams and winning new business. Committed to lifelong learning & development, Mary is a highly regarded coach/mentor to tech talent unlocking individual and collective potential.

Mary is currently Managing Director for Neo@Ogilvy in the UK.

Jess Butcher

Co-Founder of Blippar, one of Britain’s best-funded technology ‘unicorn’ scale-ups, currently enjoying rapid ascent as the world’s leading mobile visual-browser. She is the recipient of numerous female entrepreneur and tech awards including BBC’s Top 100 Women and Fortune’s Most Powerful female entrepreneurs, Jess is a passionate start-up mentor, public speaker and writer on subjects as diverse as women in technology, female entrepreneurialism, digital innovation, digital detox and work-life balance.

Chris Wade

Chris is a Co-founder and Partner at Isomer Capital. He is also a venture partner at Octopus Ventures and is an NED on 3 of their portfolio companies. Chris is a Senior Advisor at Entrepreneur First and has mentored over 15 companies to successful seed funding. Prior to Isomer Capital, Chris was the founding director of the Venture Capital Unit for the UK Government where he promoted the UK VC and direct investment opportunities to investors in the US and Asia and attracted over $1B , he also advises the Singapore Government on European VC’s.

Vikki Leach

Vikki is a senior professional with extensive experience in engaging business leaders and delivering cross country change programs in diversity and inclusion, culture and engagement, communications and corporate citizenship.  Widespread experience in operating in fast changing, dynamic and results focused businesses.

Vikki is currently Senior Director, Global Corporate Citizenship, Inclusion and Diversity of Avanade.