Ade McCormack is a former technologist who today is focused on helping organisations and societies thrive in the digital age.
He has worked in around forty countries across many sectors. His focus is largely on leadership. He has lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management on digital leadership and currently works with Cambridge University on their executive education programmes.
Ade is a former FT and CIO columnist, as well as having been a former CIO100 judge. He has written six books on digital matters. He is also the founder of the Digital Readiness Institute (www.dri.guide).
His work focuses around creating super-resilient organisations. In respect of public speaking, his anthropological and cognitive management perspectives are considering educational, engaging and entertaining.
Hayley is the Lead Product Owner in the Intelligent Automation Garage (IAG), a Digital Group function in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). A founding member of IAG, Hayley is responsible for leading the roadmap and teams, driving transformation and delivering “Intelligent Automation” technologies (such as RPA, Machines Learning and Chatbots) across the Department, running these as business critical live services. IAG’s position as an industry leader in Intelligent Automation means that Hayley and her teams are recognised as best practice experts in this area.
Prior to this role in IAG, Hayley held roles in digital project/service delivery across DWP as well as senior commercial roles in the digital space, providing commercial strategy and support to major Government and digital initiatives.
As part of the IT Leadership team, Stuart is focused on developing and delivering global IT strategy,
developing the global IT team, and selection, operational introduction/service transition and governance on new systems, processes and standards across this fast paced lifestyle brand.
Responsible globally for Technical Delivery (Infrastructure), Service Delivery, QA/Test, Security, IT tools, vendors, processes and policies. A reporting line of about 40, including the regional IT teams around the world, with structured development & high levels of business engagement throughout.
Stuart introduced new standards and policies (ITIL for IT support, change, incident management etc), business continuity/DR and vendors including private/public cloud and IT tooling. Standardised global IT purchasing leading to reduced capex outlay, improved TCO and improving usability and reliability where ever Ted’s team may travel.
He led the transition of modern platforms into BAU/production, including brand new ERP, EPOS, WMS (3PL integration) and ecommerce; as well as IT tools such as single global monitoring platform, ticketing tool and global standardised ways of working in IT.
Stuart positioned himself as the face of IT, establishing regular individual and leadership group sessions to ensure tight integration between the business and global IT teams.
Tony is a passionate advocate of the power for technology to achieve truly transformative results when implemented with a business and user centric focus.
He has successfully built and led large, international technology teams in both the retail and media sectors. Most recently he was responsible for the International (everything outside of North America) Technology group at 20th Century Fox.
During his time at Fox, Tony oversaw digital, data and cloud transformation initiatives that equipped the International business teams to successfully evolve in a constantly changing and disrupted industry landscape.
Huseyin is a research-oriented and enterprise-focused academic and manager with both academic and industry experiences in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and emerging & disruptive technologies/systems. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been involved with a portfolio of collaborative research, enterprise and teaching/learning projects of over £20M as PI, Co-I and international researcher in collaboration with universities and companies in the UK and abroad. He was one of the founding members of the Institute of Coding and lead its activities at Northumbria University until September 2019.
He previously worked as a Reader/Assoc Professor and Director of Enterprise and Engagement for the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University and Faculty Head of Research Operations for the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University.