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Speakers Lined Up

The speakers at our 2017 conference have been carefully selected to deliver the best value in the range of IT sectors we have chosen

John Bennett

Managing Director at Talking Trade Communications
John Bennett
Bio:

John is a passionate and inspirational communication skills trainer, coach and public speaker. He is dedicated to helping business communicators perform in front of an audience in a confident, convincing and compelling way. Prior to setting up his communication consultancy in 1988, he ran a 700 strong direct sales force in the financial services industry.

Selling brand you. This session is about thinking of yourself as a brand and not as an employee. Implicit in a brand is a promise. The promise of what the brand will deliver and how it will make you feel as you use or consume it. In other words a brand appeals to your emotions. You, too, have to appeal to your listener's emotions both in the way you craft your message and deliver it. This session will look at the 5 elements of your brand story and how to deliver it physically and vocally.

Communication is a performance when you are presenting in front of the one, the few or the many and we will look at the 3 principles you need to embrace:
Words alone don't communicate. Facts alone are difficult to remember. Emotion is the key to impact.

Presentation Title: Engage Me! Why should I listen to YOU?

Clarence Odogwu

CISO at Home Retail Group PLC
Clarence Odogwu
Bio:

Clarence Odogwu is an accomplished, business-focused Senior Technology Leader, with over 18 years’ experience in Information Cyber Security, Technology Delivery and Compliance. He has significant international experience in close to 40 countries, spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Clarence has a track record of successfully delivering technology change that enables business transformation and has led the delivery of best-in-class strategic security agendas in line with business priorities, often in complex operating environments.

Clarence has held a variety of leadership roles in some of the world’s leading global multi-billion dollar organizations including a $12 Billion FMCG business, a $37 Billion Engineering and Construction corporation, a £2 Billion FTSE 250 international Industrial Engineering/Manufacturing group, and a $131 Billion Telecommunications organization.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Westminster and is an Alumni of the Durham University Business School Executive Masters Programme in Business Administration.

He is currently Chief Information Security Officer at Home Retail Group where he is leading the design, delivery, operation, evolution and promotion of a world-class security programme that protects customer data, business data and systems.

Presentation Title: Cyber Security reach – Who is next and Keynote speech

Tayo Abinusawa

Digital Management Consultant
Tayo Abinusawa
Bio:

Dr Tayo Abinusawa is a digital native adept at developing insight-led solutions and customer-centric strategies, which boost profits, disrupt industries and streamline processes for global clients. He helps businesses discover and harness benefits by unlocking complexities around growth, changing consumer behaviour, customer experiences and journeys, innovation and new product development. Having worn many hats throughout his career: management consultant, strategist, product manager, project manager, business analyst, lecturer and even engineer; Tayo is proficient at leading multi-disciplinary projects and solving some of the most complex challenges for global clients.

Additionally, he is a writer, and regular speaker at conferences/lectures series on start-up, marketing, digital, consumer behaviour, and open innovation i.e. Academy of Marketing. He has a PhD in Management from King’s College London where he researched digital innovation at Apple, Dell and Linux, developing a model for improving organisational growth and performance in the age of digital. During his time at King’s College London he also delivered courses in marketing, research and corporate strategy.

Presentation Title: The Digital Way To Win - demystifying digital

John Morton

CEO of CPM and a founder to 3 Technology start-ups
John Morton
Bio:

John is currently CEO of CPM and a founder to 3 Technology start-ups.

John's is a computing career professional having started as an algorithmic programmer, he has run extensive projects and departments, been in large complex outsourcing contracts and held senior IT leadership positions (regional CTO) within SAS (the Business Analytics Company) and Intel. John has particular focus on Big Data and High Performance Analytics using information to create new products, services and markets; or redefine competitive advantage.

John is a IT profession skills assessor specialising in Strategy and Architecture; Portfolio, programme and project management; and Applications Design and Development. He is a Vice-Chair GIC Director IP3-GIC. Founded by the united Nations. He is on the ISO committee for Industrial Architectures and represent the UK on a range of IT bodies.

Presentation Title: Changing technology, methods, me, and business thinking

Samuel Bode-Odeyemi

Technology Architect & Business Transformation Specialist
Samuel Bode-Odeyemi
Bio:

Samuel is a dynamic, highly experienced Technology Architect & Business Transformation Specialist. He is the founder of MTC GS Limited, a Business Transformation company based in the UK, with over 20 years in the IT industry. He has consulted for a number of Multi-national companies, UK.

His specialties include Marketing Systems, Business Intelligence, Business Automation, Business Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualisation Technologies, Thin client, .NET and J2EE frameworks and extensive experience of designing large scale enterprise application, DBMS and network architectural designs. Utilising recognised methodologies for Enterprise Solutions design, implementation and programme management.

He holds a BSc in Information Systems from the U.E.L London and an MBA with specialisation in E-Commerce from the University of Surrey. He is also a Systems Engineer and Database expert with various qualifying certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Internet Product Specialist, Microsoft Database Certification, and SOA Service Oriented Architecture Certification.

Presentation Title: Marketing in the Technological Age (Social Media & My Business)

Joy Uba

Solutions Architect and Systems Engineer
Joy Uba
Bio:

Joy Uba is a Solutions Architect and Systems Engineer with extensive IT experience. Her credits include SAS Institute, Atos Origin, BP, Mars, HSBC, to mention a few.

She is familiar with large, complex solutions that demand systematic thinking. Large data volumes, data lifecycle latency, extensive policy and regulatory requirements, ubiquitous encryption, stakeholder management and are some of the challenges she faces on a daily basis. Her days are spent addressing the intricacies of designing solutions that acquire reams of data that is cleansed in order to enable analysts to securely discover patterns against constraints of budget and time and measured by multiple KPIs.

Joy is a member of BCS and BCS Women which are professional institute that derive fulfilment from connecting people to career opportunities, which enables them to discover and harness what is around them. She says “My career is charting an interesting course and I’m enjoying the journey.”

Presentation Title: Day in the life of an Enterprise Architect / Big data

Abigail Obar

Business Analyst
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Bio:

Abigail is a Senior Business Analyst with over ten years of experience as an analyst, working in various industries including; Retail, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Media, Music, Gaming and Banking. Participating in small to large scale projects encompassing; Multichannel platforms, Ecommerce, Mobile Apps Development, Data Migration, Supply Chain, Logistics, EDI, Billing, Accounting, HR, System Enhancements, etc.

She has been involved in the various stages of a projects life-cycle, working in different capacities with various stakeholders including senior management at a strategic level; working on business process improvements, Transformation programs, documenting Requirements, performing GAP analysis, managing 3rd party relations, drafting test scenarios, programming, etc.

She holds an MSc in Information Systems Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical science. She currently works for Sony PlayStation as a Business Analyst.

She is also the inventor of the Board Game Medalhaul.

Presentation Title: Practical Business Analysis (Workshop)

Osita Chukwuma

Founder and Managing Director of DGS Consulting
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Bio:

Osi Chukwuma, BEng, MSc is the founder and Managing Director of DGS Consulting, a UK based Portfolio Programme & Project (P3O) + Supply Chain Management Consulting Company. He holds a BEng degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering and an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University in the UK. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK, a certified SCOR Professional, a PRINCE 2 certified Project Manager, a certified P3O Manager, and a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
He has twenty years’ experience in the deployment of enterprise IT software applications and IT infrastructure programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. He has set up enterprise PMO and global Project and Programme Management Offices for many FTSE 100 companies in the UK. He is a regular resource person in international conferences and workshops across the globe.
In the supply chain field, DGS provided specialist project management resources for the setting up of a Logistics Control Tower for British American Tobacco headquartered in London. The Control Tower manages the entire global logistics operations of BAT running into hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
Osi led the process re-engineering, optimisation and supported interface to SAP systems. He has also managed numerous Logistics and Supply Chain projects in Africa and for British Petroleum in the UK and re-designed Schlumberger's Sub-Saharan Africa distribution network.
Osi also leaves time to contribute to the local community, doing volunteer work through the mentoring and training of young people across North London and Luton. In conjunction with his local church – Jesus House London – he also runs an annual IT and project management conference that brings together professionals from across the UK.

Presentation Title: Hybrid Project Delivery - a case study of mobile phone developement

Wale Okuyelu

Technical Architect at Shell2000 Consultancy
Wale Okuyelu
Bio:

Wale Okuyelu is a Solution Architect with over 15 years’ experience in administering, design and delivery of various system and infrastructure projects within Financial Services, Telecommunication and Government Sectors.
Wale is an AWS Certified Architect, Comptia Cloud+ & TOGAF 9 Certified. His specialist skills include Cloud Architecture, Amazon AWS, Distributed systems, High Availability, Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualisation and Technologies. He is also highly experienced in Data Centre migration solution designs.

Presentation Title: evOps & Collaborative Tools (GitHub, JIRA, Collabnet)

Wale Sangosanya

Cyber security and Risk Management Consultant
Wale Sangosanya
Bio:

Olubowale Sangosanya is a Cyber security and Risk Management Consultant. He is a senior partner with Isecurdata and a certified trainer with over 18 years’ experience. He has held various positions with someFortune100 companies such as Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, E-Speed International (Cantor Fitzgerald), CreditSuisse First Boston, Verizon Business - from systems support to extensive exposure in the implementation of systems and technical project management deliverables.
His professional qualifications include a first and second degree in Computer Science and Microelectronics &Computer Engineering respectively. Other industry held professional qualifications include - CISSP, MCSE,CCNP, CISM, CISA, ITIL, Prince2, CHFI, LPT and CEH

Presentation Title: Cyber Security & Your Digital Footprint

Tim Dosumu

Management Consultant & Owner Fast FX
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Bio:

Tim (B.Sc. M.Sc. MBA) is a successful management consultant with over eighteen years of achievement in strategy planning and execution, business transformation, organization re-design, change management, organizational end to end business process re-engineering, workforce planning and operations management of high quality systems in private sector organizations.

Tim is a result oriented and extremely focused individual offering significant strategy and business analysis experience with strong analytical skills and a proven ability of implementing innovative solutions on time and within budget.

Tim possesses broad corporate cultural experience in areas where cultural change or targets achievement drives business transformation and organizational excellence in Consultancy, Retail, Energy, Telecoms, Motor and Financial Services sectors.

Presentation Title: “GDPR Workshop” & “So you want to be an IT Contractor”?

Dr Teslim Bukoye

Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire
Dr Teslim Bukoye
Bio:

Teslim Oyegoke Bukoye, PhD, lectures and manages courses in Project and Operations Management at the University of Bedfordshire Business School. He is member of Employability Action Group (EAG) for the department and active member of the Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI). He holds a PhD degree in Management and Pg. Cert. in Academic Practice (PgCAP). He is a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy. Dr Bukoye has been involved in managing courses and programmes for several UK HE institutions.
His research and consultancy interests are centred on improving pedagogy and public sector services from diverse perspectives such as: project management, eGovernment, GSCM, performance management and strategy implementation. He is an active researcher and reviewer in these areas; published and still publishing in international journals, conferences and currently working on a book in this field.

Presentation Title: Project Management Apprenticeship in the UK

Ayem Yesufu

Ayem Yesufu
Bio:

Ayem has over 14 years IT support, system development and governance experience and in the last 7 years have worked as a Systems Development Quality Assurance Manager.

His core competences as a QA have been in various ERP, CRM, bespoke and mobile device application (android & iOS) within Government & Public Sectors, Retail, Banking & Finance Sectors and ITP sectors where I undertook roles as the Quality Assurance lead under various testing methodologies – Agile, Scrum, V-Model, Test-driven Development (TDD) & Rapid Application development (RAD).

Ayem’s technical experience, hands-on approach, managerial and soft people skills enables him to represent Quality Assurance at appropriate governance forums and boards while providing specialist knowledge and support during Project Delivery.

Presentation Title: Hands on Agile Project Delivery -WORKSHOP

Joe Nkem Nwani

Joe Nkem Nwani, IT Consultant and Owner of Testit Consulting Ltd
Joe Nkem Nwani
Bio:

IT consultant, Joseph Nkem Nwani founded Testit Consulting Limited, improving the success rates of software projects in the UK and worldwide through training, recruiting and consultancy.

His It career started in January 2002 with GE Healthcare. Due to his passion for people he started to think creatively on how to empower others to succeed in the area of their profession particularly in the software testing field. As a result of this he founded Testit Consulting Limited in 2008. Ever since then numerous people have gained and continuously enjoy the benefits from the practical training and mentorship offered by Testit Consulting. Testit Consulting has been providing consultancy and recruitment services to various IT companies including NHS, banking, Telecommunications, media and charitable organisations.

Presentation Title: Exploring the testing market workshop

Okechi Awujo

Okechi Awujo, CCIE; Owner of NxGen Technology (Nig) Ltd
Okechi Awujo
Bio:

With well over 20 years in the IT industry, Okechi is considered a subject matter expert in the field of networks and unified communications with proven competency and experience working for several organizations both in the public and private sectors

He hold a BSc (Tech) degree in Industrial Physics and Electronics, a whole load of IT accreditations and network certification including the highly coveted Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert CCIE.

Okechi also runs an outfit called NxGen Labs in Lagos Nigeria which provides a platform where people can hone their IT skills by working on simulated live scenarios. He also runs a program called “Novice to Expert in one year”

Presentation Title: Practical Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop

Promise Owolabi

Promise Owolabi
Bio:

Promise helps organisations build Cloud and On-premise infrastructures to manage their data. His current focus is VMware, Open Source technologies and Object Storage. This includes OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes, StorageGRID Webscale and much more as they integrate with the NetApp's portfolio of products. He is an infrastructure Generalist and very knowledgeable on compute, storage and networking technologies

Presentation Title: Infrastructure Deep Dive - working with Compute, Network, Storage and Containers

Segun Runsewe

Segun Runsewe
Bio:

Olusegun Runsewe has over 9 years experience working in Financial and Media sector. He his passionate about utilizing his skills as an Agile Software Developer using best practices to create scalable and highly performant software applications that solve business challenges

His specialist skills include using technologies such as Ionic, Android, Scala, Java, JEE and PHP while utilising and applying practices such as Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development(BDD), Continuous Delivery and Integration(CD/CI). He also has vast experience working in agile environment and using agile methodologies such as SCRUM, XP, Kanban and Scrumban

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Computing and holds various qualifications including Oracle Certified Professional and Mongo DB. He currently works as a Software Developer in Sky UK

Presentation Title: The Art of Mobile Application Development in the new age - Hands on Workshop

Rose Marie Starkey Calder, DTM

Rose Marie Calder
Bio:

Rose Marie has had variety of business experiences ranging from Fortune 500 company in the United States (Paychex Inc) to refugee community work in the Philippines.

Rose Marie completed her degree in Computer Information Systems as an adult student while being a single mother to 3 children and working full time. Rose Marie’s career started in Human Resources until she obtained her CIS degree. Rose Marie was then promoted to IT Project Management.

When her children graduated and began their families, Rose Marie resign her position and started work in the International Humanitarian field. She specialized in teaching business concepts to women who wished to start their own businesses.

Presentation Title: Looking in the mirror

Abiola Obileye

Oracle Consultant
Abiola Obileye
Bio:

Abi is an experienced IT consultant and Trainer who has provided excellent Oracle consulting services and delivered training within private and public corporate organisations. She holds an MSc degree in Information Systems Development from London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an Oracle Certified Professional who has consulted for Accenture, Hewlett Packard, Henderson Global Investors, Lockheed Martin, Ofcom, UK Home Office, amongst others.

Abi has a dynamic career that has spanned more than 20 years as a database specialist with an in-depth knowledge of Cloud Computing, DBaaS, relational databases and troubleshooting techniques. She is proficient in the implementation of High Availability and Disaster Recovery Infrastructure that delivers a complete range of systems for continuous business availability, reliability, scalability and data protection. She has a passion for excellence and constant improvement in any project she is involved with. Abi currently provides Oracle consulting services to British Telecom and delivers training through her company, Datasoft Consulting.

www.datasoft-consulting.co.uk

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/abiola-obileye-9a026014

Presentation Title: Database in the Cloud

Mr. Stephen T. Chukwubuikem

Senior Lecturer in Petroleum and Environmental Technology Coventry University
Mr. Stephen T. Chukwubuikem
Bio:

Stephen T. Chukwubuikem, BEng, MEng, MSc, FHEA, TechIOSH is a senior lecturer at Coventry University where he leads in the delivery of Health Safety and Environment Management in the Oil and Gas Industry. He is an expert in process and occupational safety management. He is a Technical member of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers with over 18 years industrial experience and 6 years in academia.

He has been investigating accident analytical techniques in the process industry: lessons for the oil and gas industry. As a training consultant, he works with leaders and their teams in the oil and gas industry to improve organisational performance by helping them to define their safety strategic direction, increase leadership performance, create excellent safety cultures that drive innovation and improve project and safety management.

His track record also includes following up research problems in the process industry and oil and gas sector in particular. He has successfully conducted research and published in the area of process safety, human factor (ergonomics), safety performance and safety culture. For more information you may contact Stephen Theophilus at ab2038@coventry.ac.uk

Presentation Title: Risk Management: Career Opportunities

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