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Speakers Lined Up

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 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: Selling The Brand "YOU"

Lanre Ogunbayo

Senior IT Consultant
Lanre Ogunbayo
Bio:

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.

Presentation Title: DevOps Demystified

Kingsley Omokhuale

Director, Business Analysis & Project Delivery
Kingsley Omokhuale
Bio:

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.

Presentation Title: Skills required to be a successful Business and Process Analyst

David Elevique

Presales & Consulting Manager
David Elevique
Bio:

David Elevique has worked within the IT industry for 20 years focusing on security consultancy for the last 12 years. David has held both pre-sales and post-sales professional services positions and has consulted on solutions for organisations such as Barclays, Santander, GSK and even HRH Queen Elizabeth under the Royal Warrant.

David has a wealth of experience and wide solution knowledge but also has a way of being able to convey complex information in a way that can easily be understood and is a great presenter and facilitator.

Presentation Title: Cyber Attack Remediation and Mitigation

Yinka Dosumu

Project Delivery Manager Deutsche Bank
Yinka Dosumu
Bio:

Yinka is a Project Delivery Manager/ Senior Business Analyst for Deutsche Bank delivering business transformation and business process re-engineering projects within an agile environment. She has 20 years industry experience within Banking, Insurance, Retail, Consultancy, Oil & Gas and the public sector.

Yinka has been involved in IT Strategy, IT Operational Planning & Execution, Regulatory & Compliance and Process Automation. Yinka has a BEng (Hons) in Electronics with Computer systems Engineering from King’s College London and an MBA from Henley Business School with specialization in IT strategy. She has attended various executive programs including Leading Successful Projects & Programme: Taking the Complexity-Based View at Cranfield School of Management.

Yinka is a Fellow member of British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT professional (CITP) and International Professional Engineer IntPE (UK) and an European Engineer (Eur. Ing). She mentors and coaches fresh graduates, junior BAs and new entrance into IT industry. Yinka was previously a STEM ambassador for BCS and currently a committee member of BCS West London branch.

Presentation Title: Running a successful Project using Agile Methodology

Adam Clark

Adam Clark
Bio:

IT isn't just about technical skills. The real eLeaders and senior players have the ability to rapidly grasp complex problems and collaborate in order to create solutions. An "IT Job" is great. But standing out from the crowd and becoming a success is maintained bby learning additional abilities around creativity, problem solving and collaboration.

This uplifing, short talk shares some insightful facts and stories to inspire and motivate people to embrace the creative side of their role and reap the rewards from doing it.

Presentation Title: . A creative IT Journey to eLeadership.

Athar Majeed

Entrepreneur
Athar Majeed
Bio:

Athar is an Entrepreneur and founder of Tyrocircle and Savah App. He has worked with many technology companies and organisations over the last 10 years including financial services, digital design agencies and with government departments. He has a wide range of first-hand experience in designing, implementing and delivering large-scale distributed software products for web apps, mobile apps, iOS, and high-availability enterprise applications. He holds a First Class BSc (Hons) as well as MSc in Computer Science. He has published and presented a number of research papers to international conferences highlighting how technology can benefit and improve education.

He has a passion for technology and start-ups. His drive is to solve real world problems specifically around improving communication and collaboration for businesses and universities. This passion has driven him to set up two active products with a core focus on collaboration. His most recent product -Savah App allows anyone to build and simulate the whole product without writing a single line of code.

He is also a mentor for a number of great start-ups based mainly in London and enjoys helping them with their design applications for massive growth and advises them on technical difficulties

Presentation Title: How to validate your start-up idea quick and cheap

Ade Ojomo

Director KUW Consulting
Ade Ojomo
Bio:

Ade Ojomo is a Subject Matter Expert who implements strategies that impact and transform clients into world-class performing entities. He has extensive management consulting experience, having previously worked for international consulting companies, which include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture and IBM. He is a now a Director within his consulting firm called KUW Consulting.

He has built his experience over many years in project management, management consulting, risk management analysis, system implementation, and corporate and business strategy for city and blue chip companies. These include Credit Suisse, Zurich Financial Services, Shire Pharmaceutical, Diageo, Nortel Telecom, Dresdner, Emirates Aluminium, Japan Tobacco and British Allied Tobacco.

He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Middlesex Business School. He currently facilitates a corporate training workshop for a non-profit organisation called “If Jesus Taught At Harvard Business School” which has run successfully since 2004. An author as part of his portfolio of skills, he has published two books to date - “On the Move” and “The Journey Continues” - and writes a daily column called “Insight for the Day”.

• Weekly Radio Show on JH Radio called If Jesus Taught At Harvard Business School
• Christian in the Market Place Conferences
• Elevation Network Business Workshops

An author as part of his portfolio of skills, he has published two books to date - “On the Move” and “The Journey Continues” - and writes a daily column called “Insight for the Day”.

Presentation Title: The Art of Focus & Relevance in a Global Market

Michael Atkin Faleye

Technical Consultant
Michael Atkin Faleye
Bio:

Analysts, Programmers, Developers, Testers, Trainers, Technical or Non-technical people.

Michael Atkin Faleye is a formidable Technical Consultant He holds a Bsc in Sociology and LLB in Law. He has over 15 years IT experience. He is a dynamic individual with experience in full life-cycle application development, including Strategizing, analysis, data modeling, design and coding, testing, implementation support and documentation. He has tremendous knowledge of UNIX and Oracle administration including IntermediatE and InterconnecT billing software. Additionally, He worked in a variety of challenging, fast-moving, management roles, utilizing abilities in resourcing, leadership and the development of the potential in others. He possesses excellent interpersonal skills, and especially enjoys customer/client facing roles.

Michael worked in a diverse range of sectors encompassing retail, IT, manufacturing and teaching where he gained considerable broad knowledge inclusive of general management experience. He also worked for Kantar Media Barb, Teoco Corporation, Aircom UK, Agilisys (HFBP) UK, Verizon, Energis Plc and Logica Plc, amongst others.

Michael has very wide and deep knowledge of several databases and Softwares ((Oracle, Sybase, Access, SQL-Server, Toad, Citrix, TextPad, Openview, etc) and their corresponding languages. (All with slight syntax differences). He is a member of several Software “Open –Universities” including Oracle Open University and Oracle Technology Network.

Presentation Title: UNIX, Python and Powershell

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: A day in the life of a CISO – Chief Information Security Officer

Nesochi Awujo

Training & Learning Development Consultant
Bio:

Nesochi has over fifteen years of experience in providing quality training, coaching and mentoring to a wide range of learners - from apprentices and job seekers to managers and executives. She has also worked with organizations across different sectors including: Equitable Life Assurance Society, Lloyds Banking Group, QA, Reed learning PLC, Network Rail, Hertfordshire County Council, Acer, Associated Press, Subsea7, Imperial College, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, Milton Keynes College, Thomson Reuters Elite, Tickets.com, River Island, MK Dons Football Club, Royal Mail, A4e and The Baytree Centre.

She holds a B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an MA in Coaching and Mentoring practice from Oxford Brookes University. In addition to this, she is a Microsoft Office Master Specialist and qualified assessor, she holds a Certificate in Training Practice and is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Nesochi is passionate about developing people and making knowledge as simple and accessible as possible. She loves helping people learn, motivating them and helping them achieve their goals.

Presented at the 12th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research conference hosted by The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University Business School in January 2016.

Presentation Title: Intermediate/Advanced Excel Taster Workshop

Opeyemi Emmanuel

Director at SharePoint DEVLOV LTD
Opeyemi Emmanuel
Bio:

Opeyemi Emmanuel is a Software developer as well as programmer with an interest in Microsoft technologies. He focuses on Microsoft SharePoint geared towards developing business applications to improve the communications and business processes of organisations. He has worked for various clients both in public and private sectors.

He is a SharePoint specialist who is very keen on troubleshooting and resolving issues with his SharePoint skills in application development, farm configuration and administration. He has led technical teams and been an interface with business leads so as to ensure that the capabilities of SharePoint as a software delivery platform are aligned with their business requirements.

Opeyemi has mentored development teams while playing a crucial role in developing SharePoint solutions and architecture.

Presentation Title: Introduction to Office 365 & Developing Business Applications with Microsoft SharePoint

Tanya Ofonagoro

Portfolio Office Manager
Tanya Ofonagoro
Bio:

Tanya has a solid and varied career in project and programme management spanning voluntary, government and commercial organisations both in the UK and abroad. Tanya is a senior PMO leader with lots of practical know how around setting up single projects or vast portfolios for success and seeing them through their lifecycle to completion. She has also had the opportunity to grow extensive hands on experience through leading the delivery of major projects and programmes.

One of Tanya’s favourite activities is coaching and training colleagues towards adopting successful ways of working for project and programme management. Being an accredited workplace coach allows Tanya to work with colleagues to identify the challenges they face and provide effective support with developing action plans to resolve them.

A keen project enthusiast, Tanya keeps abreast of developments in the field and shares experience and new found best practice via requests from her network. She is always looking for innovative ways of doing things and bringing projects and programmes to life to help them land successfully.

Presentation Title: Project and Programme Management Revealed!

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: Demystifying Digital

John Morton

CEO of CPM and a founder to 3 Technology start-ups
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: Enterpreneurship - Starting your own business using IT

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