Speakers


John Kundert (he/him)

CTO, Financial Times

John is the Chief Technology Officer of the Financial Times. John joined the FT in 2002 for three years and rejoined again in 2012, becoming CTO in 2016. John has spent most of his career looking to achieve outcomes by blending data-driven analysis with qualitative insights and intelligence. His work is mostly but not exclusively all about the data.

 

 

 

 

Jillian Kowalchuk (she/her)

Founder & CEO, Safe & The City 

Jillian Kowalchuk is an award-winning entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and is the Founder & CEO of Safe & The City, the AI street-smarts app to safely navigate while making your experience count. She sits on the Commonwealth Businesswomen Executive Team to empower 1B girls and women into business and was awarded Most Inspiring Role Model by the 53 Commonwealth Governments. She sits on the Department for International Trade’s Global Entrepreneurial Programme Female Founders Advisory Board to help attract and retain international female talent to the U.K. Jillian is a TEDx speaker, business coach and consultant sharing her knowledge and experience of traveling to over 50 countries and a breadth of knowledge on gender equality, tech4good, women in STEM to inspire and motivate others to take innovative action to solve meaningful problems. Jillian is a founding member of FemTechTalks, which seeks to find practical methods women can overcome structural and internal barriers in tech. She holds a MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and BA in Psychology and currently resides in London.

 

Jamie Brown (he/him)
Engineer, Financial Times

Jamie is a full stack web developer and innovator for the Financial Times working in their Labs department. Jamie has been working as a developer for over 4 years. He studied Sociology and Politics at Sussex University and learned to code after leaving university.

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Webb (she/her)

Research and Development Graduate Scientist, AstraZeneca

Hannah joined AstraZeneca as a Research & Development Graduate Scientist in 2018 after receiving a Biochemistry degree from Oxford University. She has diverse scientific experience across molecular oncology, neuroscience, and quantitative biology. In her final placement on the graduate scheme, she will be gaining further experience in genome editing and drug resistance. She plans to pursue a PhD after completing the scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

John Dior (they/them)

Co-founder, Non-Binary in Tech

John Dior is a Co-Founder of NBiT (Non-Binary in Tech), an organisation which makes conferences directly aimed at engaging a Non-Binary audience.

Other than helping with NBiT, John also has worked with a number of grassroots activist organisations such as GARA (Goldsmiths Anti Racism), and various youth work organisations.They work as a freelance live sound and lighting technician, whilst studying computing part-time.

 

 

 

 

Oliver Beach (he/him)

Chair, Out in Tech London

Oliver has spent the last decade empowering people with great education and technology. He has run and scaled two tech education platforms, built programs to teach marginalised communities and refugees to code, and taught in inner-city schools with Teach First. Since 2017, Oliver has been Chairman of Out in Tech, an LGBTQ+ non-profit, in London – now a community of over 2,500 members.

 

 

 

 

 

Clara Barker (she/her)

Laboratory Manager, University of Oxford

Clara Barker is a thin-film material scientist in the materials department at Oxford University, the chair of the LGBT+ advisory group to Oxford University and a Royal Society diversity committee member.

In 2018 she won the first diversity role model award from Oxfords VC. She is a Stonewall school role model, and presented a talk at a TEDx London Women event in 2018. She is involved in many projects aimed at improving equity in STEMM subjects by supporting people of diverse backgrounds, such as being a member of the group TIGER in STEMM. She runs youth groups for LGBTI+ young people and gives many talks in schools on LGBTI+ inclusion. For her volunteer work she won a Points of Light Award from the UK Prime Minister in 2017.

 

 

Lev Alexander (he/him)
Head of Media & Communications, Bi Pride UK

Lev Alexander leads comms of the first ever Bi Pride in the country as Head of Media and Communications at Bi Pride UK which is returning on the 5th of September 2020. He is also the Founder and Creative Director of the first ever bi arts and culture magazine – UNICORN. He dedicates his spare time to fighting for bi representation and education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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