Sir Clive Woodward
Rugby World Cup Winning Head Coach
Team GB Director of Sport, London 2012Captured Founder
Sir Clive Woodward
Rugby World Cup Winning Head Coach
Having started my playing career with Harlequins and then graduating from Loughborough University where I played under the visionary Jim Greenwood, the majority of my club rugby was spent at Leicester playing for Chalky White, another outstanding coach. I won 21 caps for England and won the Grand Slam in 1980 playing alongside legends of the game such as Bill Beaumont & Fran Cotton. Winning the Hong Kong Sevens with the Barbarians and touring twice with the British & Irish Lions, winning 2 test caps were other highlights before finishing my career in Australia playing for Manly and enjoying their expansive style of play.
Playing my rugby in the amateur era meant my professional career started at Xerox where I was a sales director in both the UK and Australia. Upon returning to England in 1990, I set up my own Sales & Leasing company which I led for 7 years. It was at this time I started my coaching career as well, first with Henley Hawks before London Irish, Bath & the England U21’s. Determined to apply the ‘Total Rugby’ mentality Jim Greenwood pioneered I went so far at London Irish as sending the team out to play in numbers according to the alphabetical order of their surnames – total chaos ensued.
I was honoured to become England’s first full-time professional head coach in 1997. My first objective was to play a style of rugby which would get 70,000 fans at Twickenham off their feet going nuts. With the players we had I knew we could not only challenge the dominant southern hemisphere nations but actually become the world’s number one ranked team. I aimed to do so by applying the same principles I had developed within my own business.
In a period which saw the team achieve 22 consecutive wins at Twickenham, 14 consecutive victories home & away against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, 3 Six Nations Championship wins including a Grand Slam in 2003 and becoming the world’s number one ranked team in 2002 – we were able to culminate it all by winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. I could not be more proud of the players and coaches’ determination, will and attitude in pursing this achievement.
Having led the British & Irish Lions to New Zealand and joined Southampton FC as Director of Football, in 2006 I was delighted to accept the role of Team GB’s Director of Sport in 2006. The role saw me work with the team’s key stakeholders in the build up to our Home Games. Through this role in Beijing, Vancouver and London I was lucky enough to work with some remarkable athletes and coaches in achieving Team GB’s most successful Olympic Games to date.
As Chief Executive of Captured and my role on the IOC’s Entourage Commission I hope to continue supporting athletes’ and coaches’ development. I’m also enjoying the opportunity to work more closely with corporate partners through speaking and consultancy opportunities. In 2013 I have also joined the Daily Mail’s sports team and work with Sky Sports & BBC Sports across their rugby coverage which keeps me close to the game I love as the England 2015 World Cup approaches.
Partner, Global CIO Group
Alan Mumby is a Partner and Head of the UK CIO Group and is also co-leader of the Odgers Berndtson Global CIO Group. Alan’s early career was spent in information technology in the automotive, financial services and retail sectors. He became General Manager of a leading multimedia software consultancy in the 1990s, before moving to Executive Search in 1995. He has spent over 20 years finding the best technology leaders across the world. Alan was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Head of IT & Digital
West Midlands Police
Andrew has worked in the IT industry for 15 years and became UK policing’s youngest Chief IT Officer in 2013. Currently leading an ambitious technology and digital transformation at West Midlands Police that will radically alter how Police services are provided to citizens in a new digital age, Andrew is also responsible for the effective operation of all technology within the UK’s second largest police force; including critical infrastructure that keeps officers and members of the public safe and reassured.
Andrew holds an honours degree in Software Engineering and a diploma in Leadership.
Hunton & Williams
Ms. Treacy’s practice focuses on all aspects of privacy, data protection, information governance and e-commerce issues for multinational companies across a broad range of industry sectors. Bridget’s background in complex technology transactions (including wide-ranging experience of advising on sourcing agreements, strategic alliances and other collaborative arrangements with a technology focus) enable her to advise on the specific data protection and information governance issues that occur in a commercial context. Bridget is the editor of the specialist privacy journal “Privacy and Data Protection”, and has contributed to a number of published texts. According to Chambers UK, “She is stellar, one of the leading thinkers on data protection, providing practical solutions to thorny legal issues.”
In January 2011, Bridget was named as London Office Managing Partner.
Chief Executive Officer
Charlie served as a Lieutenant in 1st Battalion, The Irish Guards, between 1985 and 1989. He began his career in the entertainment and communications industry at the now defunct breakfast TV business, TV-am, where he worked in sales and marketing, leaving in 1992.
Between 1993 and 2006, Charlie was a highly successful entrepreneur, founding the media buying company RCL Communications, big screen entertainment business, Blink TV and, in 2000, one of the UK’s leading teen Internet companies, MyKindaPlace Ltd. The latter was sold to BSkyB in 2006 and Charlie became Head of Commercial Partnerships at Sky.
In 2008, he moved to HarperCollins UK to become Group Digital Director and was promoted to the global role of Chief Digital Officer within HarperCollins a year later. In 2011, he left HarperCollins to work with JK Rowling as the launch CEO of Pottermore.
Charlie returned to HarperCollins as CEO of the UK business in August 2013. He sits on the company’s executive committee and reports to Brian Murray, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide. HarperCollins is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global media and information services company News Corp.
Charlie is married with two children and lives in London.
Non Executive Director
Avanti Communications Group plc
Charmaine Eggberry is the Non Executive Director of Avanti Communications Group plc, a non-executive board director of GB Group plc, chairperson of Buzzmove, CEO of Plan B Consulting and is a Board member and trustee of The Marketing Academy.
Previously, Charmaine was Global Senior Vice President at Nokia and Managing Director & Vice President, EMEA at Research In Motion (BlackBerry). She also led Wayra, the digital accelerator and was a non-executive director of Wayra UnLtd, a joint venture between the UK Government and Telefónica. Member of the Technical committee.
Chief Digital Officer
Dave has worked in the software industry for over 25 years and has accumulated a diverse set of skills and experience in the process. Having been part of the team at Auto Trader that went through one of the most successful migrations from print to digital in the publishing industry, he joined Time Out in June 2013, to help them on their own transformational journey.
Curator, CDO Summit
Founder, CDO Club
David Mathison is the CEO and founder of the CDO Club and CDO Summit.
Mathison is the world’s leading authority on Chief Digital and Data Officers, and has been quoted recently by American Banker, CIO.com, CIO Journal, CIO-UK, CMS Wire, CNBC, Computer Weekly, Computerworld, Deloitte, Diginomica, EdTech Magazine, eMarketer, FedTech Magazine, FierceCIO, Financial Times, Forbes, Guardian, Huffington Post, I-CIO, McKinsey & Company, Media Post, MIT Sloan Management Review, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet, among others.
He was previously founder and Managing Director of the Digital Media practice at Chadick Ellig, a premiere executive search consultancy named by Business Week as “one of the world’s most influential headhunters”.
Mathison’s book, BE THE MEDIA, was featured by the AP in the NY Times after he pre-sold over 5,000 copies in 11 days via his web site, Twitter, and Facebook.
He has given keynote presentations everywhere from Columbia University to the United Nations (3 times in 2010), from Austin, TX (SXSW) and Amsterdam, Holland to Zagreb, Croatia.
From 1999-2001 he was founder and CEO of the Kinecta Corporation where he raised $30 million in under 2 years. Kinecta was acquired and is now part of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).
From 1994-1999 Mathison was Vice President with Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news agency, where he pioneered online content syndication.
Mathison earned his Masters degree from Columbia University in 1995
Director, Information Policy & Strategy
Fedelma joined Barclays in 2007 as Head of Marketing Privacy and Information Management. She was appointed Director of Information Policy & Strategy in 2013. She is currently Director of Information Policy & Strategy.
As Barclays continues to innovate with data and technology she and her team help colleagues do so in a way that not only ensures compliance with privacy and data protection laws, but above all ensures everyone show due respect for our customers and their data.
Prior to joining Barclays Fedelma was MD of Good Consulting Ltd, which specialised in providing CRM, information management and privacy advice.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Fedelma started her working life with the Bank of Ireland in Dublin before moving to London to join Deloitte.
Fedelma is a board member at the UK DMA (Direct Marketing Association) and a frequent presenter at privacy and information management conferences.
Jacqueline de Rojas
Area Vice President for Citrix in Northern Europe
President of techUK
Jacqueline de Rojas is Area Vice President for Citrix in Northern Europe, enabling people and businesses to work anywhere, anytime and on any device. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Home Retail Group PLC, and the President of techUK. Her presidency focuses on the ambition for the UK to seize its position as a digital nation of significance. She believes that to achieve this all geographies and demographics across the UK must be included and we must strive to equip our country with the very best infrastructure and supportive business legislation possible. Above all none of the above can be achieved unless the UK tech industry attracts and retain talent from right across the diversity spectrum. She is married, has three grown up children and five dogs.
Chairman/Board Director,Advisor & Tech Investor
James is a Serial Digital Entrepreneur (Skype, OpenX, UpMyStreet) and Chief Digital Officer (Condé Nast International) turned Chairman/Board Director (Ticketscript, Teach First, Cambridge Satchel Company, Science Museum Group), Advisor (McKinsey & Company, Advent International, UK Government) and Technology Investor (Kano, Roli, Polar, Entrepreneur First).
James Haycock is the founder and MD of Adaptive Lab, a pioneering digital product and service design agency. At Adaptive Lab he has grown a team of impressive and inspiring problem solvers and product designers and, alongside them, works with forward looking leaders to tackle disruptive problems at some of the world’s largest corporations across sectors including finance, telco, retail and media.
Since founding Adaptive Lab in 2009, James has become a regular commentator for trade and national press including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Global Banking and Finance Review and BBC Radio.
Chief Digital & Product Officer
Jeff Moriarty is Chief Digital and Product Officer at Johnston Press and has had a broad career across newspapers and digital media. Before moving to the UK this year, he was Vice President of Digital Products at The Boston Globe, where he led the Pulitzer-Prize winning Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com and pioneered the use of responsive web design. He spent many years in digital roles across The New York Times Company.
Chief Digital Officer
Mr. Jora Gill has been Chief Digital Officer of The Economist Group Limited since June 2014. Before joining The Economist Group, Mr. Gill served as a Chief Technology Officer at Elsevier and previously Chief Technology Officer for Standard and Poor’s.
Head of Digital Transformation
Author of Online Brand Identity
Joris Merks-Benjaminsen is Head of Digital Transformation at Google, helping top 100 companies embed Digital 1st thinking into their strategies.
His fresh thinking has won him prizes for Dialogue Marketer of the Year for 2012 and Best Marketing Literature of the Year in 2013. Joris was also nominated for Company Researcher of the Year and Cross Media Man of the Year in 2013.
In his workshops he unites marketers, brand managers, strategists, creatives, data experts, digital specialists and company leaders to jointly craft their future ready brand strategy.
As Head of Digital Transformation at Google Joris drives innovation in various fields of expertise amongst which digital marketing, YouTube and video content strategy, display advertising, social, search and programmatic.
Joris helps companies and professionals grow digital through boardroom strategy sessions, inspirational speaking engagements, transformational workshops and by creating and leveraging data and insights about marketing/advertising effectiveness and (digital) consumer behavior.
Prior to Google Joris specialized in research based consultancy for the top brand advertisers on brand management, media and creative strategy.
Lis Evenstad is the management editor at Computer Weekly, and joined the site in August 2015. Her beats include public sector and IT leadership, and she has a particular interest in healthcare IT.
Before joining the team at Computer Weekly, she previously worked as news editor at Digital Health (formerly known as eHealth Insider). She then took a break from IT and spent a year as a financial journalist before deciding to return to IT journalism.
Chief Client Officer
Mark Curtis is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has worked in media, digital, mobile and design for 30 years.
In 2001 he co-founded service design consultancy Fjord with Mike Beeston and Olof Schybergson. At Fjord Mark is Chief Client Officer, and his role spans offer definition, marketing, and business development. Fjord was acquired by Accenture in May 2013.
Mark is a frequent speaker at conferences and commentator in the media. He has published a book, “Distraction – Being Human in the Digital Age” about the social effects of new technology.
Inspired by the wisdom of crowds theory, he also invented a reality TV format “You’re The Manager” which gave fans the ability to choose players for their football team each week using mobile. The programme was commissioned for a season by C4 in the UK, only to be banned by the football authorities a week before broadcast as too disruptive to football’s established order.
He remains convinced that digital technology can help give football back to the fans.
Director General - Digital Technology
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Mayank joined DWP as Director General Digital Technology in November 2014. Before that he was the Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he led delivery of online and mobile wealth and asset management investment banking services.
Prior to that, Mayank led IT, security and digital business transformation at Sage based in UK as its CIO and has served on the boards of iSoft, Avaya and Lucent.
Wharton Fellow and an MBA from Manchester Business School, Mayank is a keen technologist with a track record of leading high performance teams known for exceptional engagement and for driving transformative change.
CEO & President
With more than 30 years of experience in the software and technology industries, Mike has held senior executive roles at SAP, i2 Technologies, Oracle, and Apple. He has also provided consulting expertise to some of the largest software firms and venture-funded startups to define and drive new growth and execution opportunities. He’s played and performed professionally as a guitarist and keyboard player and still enjoys playing.
SVP & Managing Director, International
Neil has been selling mission-critical enterprise technology solutions across the globe for nearly 20 years.
He has worked with financial services giants like Enron and Credit Suisse and headed sales and business development at a variety of enterprise solution vendors.
A veteran of several startups and mid-stage growth technology companies, Neil brings an entrepreneurial, commercial-driven focus to ForgeRock’s growth strategy.
Neil is passionate about open source, good science, mountains and the written word.
Global Managing Director, Strategy,Sustainability Services
Peter Lacy is the Global Managing Director, Strategy, Sustainability Services at Accenture. Peter led Accenture’s Strategy and Sustainability in Asia Pacific and Greater China. He has worked for over a decade with CEOs and top management of a range of Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, European Union and public sector organizations on sustainability and climate change strategy and execution. He is currently a board member of Nottingham University Business School, a board member of Cranfield School of Management Doughty Centre, an advisory board member of Ethical Corporation and an editorial advisory board member of the Corporate Governance Journal.
Former Global Chief Data Officer
He has over 20 years experience in the digital industry with roles covering everything from Senior Creative Director, Managing Director to Group Strategy Director.
At Mediabrands Russell was responsible for driving the integrated data strategy and how new data sets could be connected to improve media targeting. As part of this he also championed the development of data audits, guidelines and working practices to ensure data was used in an ethical way.
Previously Russell worked at the direct marketing agency RAPP as Group Strategy Director and Global Head of Mobile, where he was responsible for all of the Strategy, Planning, Analytics and User Experience groups across 5 European offices.
Originally brought in to RAPP as Group Digital Strategy Director to build a new digital practice across the whole of the business, he took them to being recognised now as one of the top integrated digital agencies in the UK.
One year in, he was made the Group Strategy Director to head up RAPPs newly formed Strategy & Enablement Group across the UK and Europe. This global initiative brought together Data, Strategy, Technology and Creative. These key disciplines formed the cornerstones for RAPP to develop more integrated communications. Russell passionately believes that integrated communications have to start with integrated thinking.
In the last year, he took on the responsibility for driving the innovation around new big data platforms like Hadoop to bring together both traditional CRM data and Media Data to create new targeting and insight platforms.
Prior to this he was Managing Director at Agency.com and Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all Omnicom agencies working with Proctor & Gamble across EMEA.
He has a broad range of client experience including clients like Mercedes, Philips, GSK, British Airways, BBC, Virgin Media, Amazons Love FIlm, Tescos Blinkbox, Apple, Vertu, Skype, Orange, AkzoNobel, Barclaycard.
In his spare time, as well as “geeking” out with technology, he has a love of adventure including skiing, martial arts, climbing and has even been known to jump out of aeroplanes and swim with sharks every now and again.
Chief Customer Officer
Severn Trent Water
Sarah joined Severn Trent in December 2014 as the Chief Customer Officer, responsible for Household Customers, Group IS and Group Transformation. She previously worked for Accenture as Managing Director of their £3 billion global digital business focused on Digital Marketing, Mobility and Analytics for customers, employees and the enterprise. Prior to Accenture Sarah was CEO of Datapoint, an Alchemy backed company delivering CRM services, and Senior Vice President of eLoyalty, a global CRM and Marketing consultancy. She was SVP of the European Business, led the sales and operations activity in North American and ran eLoyalty Ventures L.L.C. working in Silicon Valley, Austin and New York. With 20 years’ experience, she is an expert in customer strategy and experience and is regularly asked to speak internationally.
The National Trust
Sarah has been CIO at the National Trust for 5 years, where she is leading a digital and data revolution. Sarah’s route to CIO is an unorthodox story spanning different industries (financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, charity) and different roles (Sales and Marketing Director; VP Global Customer Service; Operations Director) but the common thread has always been leadership and transformation.
Sarah is responsible for defining and delivering the SSP, a major change programme at the National Trust. The SSP is driving significant revenue growth, via a multi-channel customer personalisation strategy (new website, new apps, best in class data warehousing, analytics and campaigns tools) and organisational efficiencies (from new integrated point of sale technology at the Trust’s 350 visitor attractions, a new finance system and management information tools). The key to this ambitious programme of programmes has been a strategy for organisational growth underpinned by integrated technology.
Chief Digital Officer
Sean Cornwell joined Travelex as Chief Digital Officer in February 2014. As Chief Digital Officer, Sean is responsible for leading the complete Digital Transformation of Travelex into a fully tech-enabled, data-driven and customer-centric business, oversees a team of 150 and looks after the e-commerce, cards and money transfer businesses. Prior to joining Travelex, Sean was COO at Shutl, the same-day delivery business which was acquired by eBay in November 2013. Sean was previously Managing Director for online dating company e-Harmony’s international markets (UK, Japan, Australia, Brazil), eHarmony’s mobile business and oversaw the company’s investment in European online dating site eDarling. Before e-Harmony, Sean spent three years with Google as Group Product Marketing Manager EMEA where he led product marketing for monetisation products across Europe. Sean is currently a Venture Partner at MMC Ventures and acts as a non-exec and advisor to various start-ups. He graduated from Cambridge University with a BA in Political Sciences and has an MBA from INSEAD.
Managing Director, Commercial Digital
Lloyds Banking Group
Sean Gilchrist joined Lloyds Bank in January 2014 and in this time has built a Commercial Digital function as part of Group Digital and launched a new Commercial Banking strategic online channel.
Sean’s career spans more than 25 years in the finance industry and he joins Lloyds Bank from Barclays where he most recently held the position of Managing Director of Digital Banking, UK Retail and Business Banking. He played an instrumental role in the transformation of digital banking with a clear vision focused on innovation and growth, acting as one of the drivers behind Pingit and mobile banking. Prior to this, Sean held a number of other roles within Barclays (namely Head of e-Services, Barclays Wealth) and at other financial services companies. Sean began his career on the Lloyds Bank graduate scheme.
Stuart Lauchlan has been tracking and commenting on the enterprise IT market for 25 years during which time he’s managed to amuse, inform and irritate buy and sell side participants in equal and appropriate measure. Lauchlan also helps companies understand the needs of technology readers.
My time is spent as a Non-Executive Director (NED) on multiple Boards.
A FTSE350 PLC qualified Non-Executive Director (NED) – QXL Ricardo PLC 2002-2007
I also teach business executives, who are mostly uncomfortable with social media, how to look good online using Linkedin, Twitter, Scredible, Facebook & Youtube. The goal to build your personal brand alongside your corporate brand.
The key online is to remain in a permanent state of beta as the web cannot be mastered. This is why Boards now require experienced Digital NEDs to provide insight, context and Silicon Valley connections.
Linkedin member 9635, I rank number one worldwide for written Linkedin Testimonials and posted Endorsements. I begun on Linkedin in December 2002 and have been online since 1994 already 20 years.
Featured 73rd in The Top 100 Most Connected People on LinkedIn:
A Professional Speaker. 2000 Presentations in 60 Countries.
Playready Lead Europe
Tony leads Microsoft’s PlayReady Video Content Protection business in Europe, helping PlayReady partners develop cross-platform TV, Film and Entertainment experiences for smartphones, tablets and in-home devices. Prior to Microsoft Tony ran a leadership network for CEOs and held senior commercial roles with the BBC and the music industry. Tony is a graduate of Edinburgh University and a co-founder of the Oxford Technology Media and Finance Network. In his spare time Tony runs ultramarathons and has recently completed an 83 mile run along the length of Hadrian’s Wall. Tony writes and publishes books and humorous poetry on the impact of technology on society amongst numerous other topical themes!