Our speakers shared their experiences, strategies and knowledge in this year's Innovation Week. 

Riddhi Aggarwal

Programme Manager, NHS England

Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

Professor of Design, Engineering and Innovation, University of Exeter

Seyi Akiwowo

Author, How To Stay Safe Online

Julia Alexander

CEO, Trailblazers Mentoring Charity

Prof Alka S Ahuja

TEC Cymru, TEC Cymru

Nacho Allendesalazar

User Experience and User Interface Design Specialist, NHS

Fiona Allman-Treen

Website Strategist, FAT Promotions Ltd

Elizabeth Anderson

COO, Digital Poverty Alliance

Lianne Anderton

Intelligent Automation Garage (IAG) Delivery Lead, DWP Digital

Ashiq Anjum

Professor of Distributed Systems and Director of Enterprise and Impact, University of Leicester

Joao Baracho

CEO, CDI Portugal

Martin Baxter

Director of Policy and External Affairs & Deputy CEO, IEMA

Julian Blake

External relations manager, Opencast

Olga Boynton

Data Scientist, DWP Digital

Chris Bradley

DWP, Data scientist

Laurent Brickell

CIO, Coreblue

Alan Brown

Deputy Director, DIGIT Lab, University of Exeter

James Buckley

Head of Practice for Digital Transformation, Made Tech

Laura Burnett

Head of Delivery, Made Tech

Nissa Burrell

Digital Change Manager, Hoare Lea

Jon Burt

Lead Enterprise Architect, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Breana Cappuccilli

Biomechanics Engineer, Intel Corporation

David Chandler

Division Director, Great State

Alex Cheung

Senior Manager, NHS

Louis Childs

Innovation Lead, Prostate Cancer UK

Dominic Cleall

Co-founder, Venilio

George Cook

Computers 4 Charity

Steve Cooper

Product Director, Informed Solutions

Victoria Cornelius

Senior Lead for Analytics Engagement, NHS England

Paul Davidson

Chief Digital Officer, Sedgemoor District Council

Rachel Davison

Interim Deputy Chief Data Officer, DWP

Paul Downey

Head of Digital Land, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Patrick Dunn

Project and Partnership Manager, Ufi VocTech Trust

Gareth Ellis-Thomas

Digital Transformation Leader, Freelance

Prof Sandra Esteves

Professor, University of South Wales

Sebastien Farnaud

Professor of Enterprise, and Innovation in Healthcare Technology, Coventry University

Stephen Fieldhouse

CEO, FIFY Limited

Mitchel Fruin

Senior Data Scientist, DWP Digital

Russell Gammon

Chief Solutions Officer, Tax Systems

Sabby Gill

CEO, Dext

Richard Godfrey

Managing Director, Syncity Ltd

Rita Golstein-Galperin

Strategic Consultant, Insights

Faris Haddad

Data & Insights Lead (Strategic Pursuits), Amazon Web Services

Ben Harries

Architect, Versarien PLC

Colm Hayden

CTO, Anaeko

Shelley Heckman

Partnership Director, iNetwork, SAVVI

Christine Hemphill

Managing Director, Open Inclusion

Adam Hill

Founder, No-Code North East, Sunderland Software City

Chris Howes

Group Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Tim Hoyle

Account Executive, Intel

Naomi Hutchinson

Chief Innovation and Growth Officer, Sunderland City Council

Ishan Jha

Uber for Visually Impaired People, VIP World Services Limited

Gemma Johns

TEC Cymru

James Johnson

NFU Mutual, CGI

Dr Jo Morrison

Director of Digital Innovation and Research, Calvium

Jaki King

If Everyone Cares CIC, If Everyone Cares CIC

Robin Knowles

Founder & CEO, Digital Leaders

Shruti Kohli

Lead Data Scientist, Innovation Lab, DWP Digital

Adrian Leer

Triad Group Plc, Triad Group Plc

Jonathan Ley

CEO, Make Time Count

Lt Cdr Morgan (Mogsy) Long

Royal Navy

Christina Lovelock

Director | Author | Coach, Catch 22 Consulting Ltd.

Arthur Lugtigheid

Data scientist, DWP

Catherine Lunardi

Présidente, GENAIZ

Eliud Luutsa

Schools Leadership Development Program Lead, Africa Matters Initiative

Donna Lyndsay

Strategic Market Lead for Environment and Sustainability, Ordnance Survey

Fraser Macdonald

Head of Delivery and Innovation, Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF

Stuart MacMillan

Scan4Safety Lead, NHS

Roger Maull

Professor of Management Systems, University of Exeter

Dylan McKee

CEO and Founder, Nebula Labs

Tommaso Migliore

CEO & founder, MDOTM Ltd.

Andrew Morris

VP Product & Development, aql

Emma Mulholland

Whitespace, Innovation Research Lead

Adam Munder

Intel Corporation



Amar Narayan

Accenture Managing Director, Intelligent Automation Platform Lead, DWP

Abigail Noonan

Digital & Marketing Manager, Lifeshare

Maxine Paintain

Head of Product, Ministry of Justice

Craig Paterson

Executive Education Advisor, The Data Lab

Beth Pope

Founder and Managing Partner, Firehaus

Jonathan Prew

Managing Director, We Are Digital

Marija Primorac

Senior Consultant, Casey Quirk

Paolo Prosser

Co-Founder, Venilio

Bradley Quinn

Associate Director of Insight, Health Innovation Manchester

Jazz Rasool

Research Fellow, Ravensbourne University London

Niall Riddell

Paua Tech Limited, Paua Tech Limited

Susan Rodaway

Director, Vocaleyes Democracy CIC

Laura Rogers

Digital Nurse Specialist, Sussex Community NHS FT

Nick Rudd

Director of Consulting, MMT Digital

Rada Sandic Spaho

PhD student, Nord University

Lipi Sarkar

Managing Director, ZenD Transformation Ltd

David Scott

Senior Service Designer, We Are Digital

Miaolung SHIH

Instructor, OLLI UTMB

Michael Short

Professor (Research), Teesside University

Claire Shrewsbury

WRAP, Director Waste and Resources Action Programme

Jonas Soderqvist

CEO, Jonas Soderqvist

Russell Southwood

CEO, Balancing Act

Mike Thacker

Director, Porism Ltd

Mark Thompson

Professor of Digital Economy, University of Exeter

Hannah Thomson

Founder CEO, The Joy Club

Andy Tyack

Deputy Director for Delivery on Universal Credit, DWP Digital

Nailah Ukaidi

Director, SAVVI

Ferdi Van Heerden

CEO, Momentum Global Investment Management

Lucy Wakeford

Digital Leaders

Jim Walker

Flood Digital Manager, Environment Agency

Ian Warburton

Deputy Director, Head of Infrastructure Services, DWP Digital

Dr Philip Webb

CEO, Respiratory Innovation Wales (RIW)

Pieter Wessels

Data scientist, DWP

Leroy White

Professor of Management and Head of the Management Department, University of Exeter

Jason Whittet

Head of Cities, AWS

Bridget Wilkins

Head of Digital Citizen Engagement - Digital Planning, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Matt Wood-Hill

Head of Planning Software, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Roger Woods

Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Queens University

Dave Worsell

Head of Commercial, Hello Lamp Post

Dr Wei Yang

CEO, Digital Task Force for Planning

Mattie Yeta

Chief Sustainability Officer UK and Australia, CGI


Associate Consultant, Redquadrant, SAVVI