The speakers at our 2016 conference have been carefully selected to deliver the best value in the range of IT sectors we have chosen
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.
Paul Sachs has had a long career in the IT industry, working in the petroleum, finance and public sectors. Most recently Paul was responsible for designing the cash flow forecasting systems for the UK Government. The system is in daily use by the UK Treasury to balance the country’s tax receipts with the treasury gilt programme objectives.
In 2008 Paul and his brother discussed the possibility of developing a computer system that would remove paper from the legal system and increase the efficiency of justice. With an eye to the future, Paul and his team are discussing the use of the system in different parts of the world including developing countries where the efficient application of justice can increase the rule of law and help to improve conditions.
Paul will be speaking about their journey through the seven years. He will highlight the important factors that have led to the success of the system and identify the issues that caused problems and how they were able to overcome them. It will be an honest appraisal of the challenge of turning a good idea into a commercial reality which he hopes will help and inspire anyone who is starting on the journey.
Bev Sachs will be speaking about their journey through the seven years. She will highlight the important factors that have led to the success of the system and identify the issues that caused problems and how they were able to overcome them. It will be an honest appraisal of the challenge of turning a good idea into a commercial reality which she hopes will help and inspire anyone who is about to embark on the journey.
A Risk Management professional and a chartered accountant with extensive international experience, complemented with a strong technical background in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Computer Science from Merton College, University of Oxford.
She currently works for BP as the IT Risk and Methodology Lead within the Digital Security & Risk function. Previously worked at Edwards Group, Royal Dutch Shell and Lucent Technologies - in a wide variety of roles including Group Risk and Controls Manager, Internal Auditor, Asset Information Consultant and Software Developer.
I love tech and startups and have a strong C# .NET background. Having a keen interest in tech and design I believe that a good product should have qualities such as ease of use, strong performance and reliability as well as value for money. I also believe a highly cohesive team can deliver this.
Three attendee benefits:
• Understanding mobile app development
• Enriching Customer engagement and Satisfaction
• Successful delivery of mobile applications
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.
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.
Wale Sangosanya is a Cybersecurity 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 some Fortune100 companies such as Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, E-Speed International (Cantor Fitzgerald), Credit Suisse 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.
An IT Professional with over 12 years’ experience at various roles in multidisciplinary organizations’ - Health Services, Non-profit Organizations’, Private and Public Sectors.
Yemi holds a BEng. Computer Systems Engineering from City University and a MSc. Business Systems Integration using SAP Technology. She is a certified Test Consultant and a SAP Certified Solutions Architect. She currently works as a SharePoint Business Analyst for a Local Authority as the Lead Business Analyst for transformation and service improvement for the SharePoint 2013 Project, including the provision of business analysis for the project. She has recently developed an avid interest in SharePoint and Microsoft applications as a whole. She previously worked as a Test Analyst.
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.
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.
Lanre Ogunbayo has a first degree in Applied Physics and a Masters in Software Engineering. He is a certified Java programmer, certified Java web component developer and certified Scrum Master. He has real passion for technology with the Java technology stack being his area of expertise.
Lanre has over 10 years of industry experience and he has worked on enterprise wide programmes in both public and private sectors. His experience covers a range of roles in IT including System Admin, IT support, QA/Testing and Application Development.
Lanre currently works as a freelance consultant at Ford Motor Company, leading the development of tools and frameworks required to enable Ford's digital marketing transformation programme.
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.
Kingsley has over 25 years’ experience working in various Business Analysis and operations management roles. Currently Kingsley works as an independent consultant providing business analysis and project delivery services to one of U.K Central government’s department.
Kingsley’s experience spans across public and financial sector; In financial sector, Kingsley specialises in International Trade finance Operations and has worked in several high profile global banks including Riyadh Bank, Citigroup and JP Morgan leading cutting edge global financial projects thus extending experience in trade finance operations, products, related systems and applications e.g. Letters of Credit, SWIFT, BACS, CHAPS, Imaging, Document Presentation, Settlement and Balance Management etc.
In addition to banking, Kingsley has further increased his scope by gaining wide range experience of Police, Criminal Justice and Intelligence sector operations whilst working as a security cleared consultant (SC Level) for over nine years (9years) working for the Metropolitan Police, Home Office, UK Border Agency and Serco (Electronic Monitoring) in various roles and capacity. Kingsley is a graduate with an M.Sc in Information Technology, Post Graduate Certificate in Finance complemented with an Advanced Diploma in Management and Business Analysis Diploma from British Computer Society Information Systems Exams Board (BCS)/ISEB.
Kingsley is also a Minister of the gospel and married with children.
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.”