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Alex is the Global Lead, Government Azure Strategy at Microsoft and former CIO of Canada. He is an experienced public, private and Crown executive, board member and Change enthusiast. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Ottawa, Alex served as a Medical Assistant in the Canadian Armed Forces. He also served in various capacities at Global Affairs Canada. More recently, he has also served as VP of OpenText, President and CEO of Ingenium and Partner at KPMG Canada.
Head of Google for Startups UK. Chair of YBI & Acua Ocean. Co-Founder of FreeUp & Azimo.
Mark is a Professor in Digital Economy and a Strategy Director at Methods Group. He was formerly the ICT advisor to George Osborne, UK shadow chancellor (2008-9) and the ICT futures advisor to Cabinet Office.
Jonathan is a designer and product professional working within the start-up scene. He specialises in combining Design Thinking and Agile to help create user-centric processes that result in valuable products that achieve a company's goals.
Gary is the founder and CEO of FounderTribes, a mobile app that uses machine learning to connect founders to investors and mentors. Visiting professor at Yale Law School. Former CEO of Wayra UK and Wayra Spain.
Mel is the co-founder of Mirza, a femtech meets fintech company on a mission to close the gender pay gap. She has experience launching and scaling sales territories in Europe, making college education more accessible, and managing a luxury real estate portfolio.
A business advisor and mentor, Rachel runs her own consultancy providing advice and coaching on strategy, leadership and digital transformation. Former CEO of two charities.
Background in roles such as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Architect, Technology Consultant, Management Consultant, Board Advisor/Member and Start-Up Mentor.
David is the founder of Urban Frontiers, an urban technology and digital transformation agency. David is a Chartered Engineer with the Royal Academy of Engineers, a Design Council Expert, and is on the UK5G Advisory Board.
Arūnė is a public entrepreneur with a strong analytical management consulting background. She has recently worked on the award-winning GovTech Lab Lithuania - from the idea stage to building a fully operational team and expanding its strategic objectives.
Stephen is a healthtech founder, advisor and investment director. He is also an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow.
PropTech Strategist and Angel Investor. Jess has 7 years of experience running and building startup accelerator programs across 5 continents. She has worked with fintech, IoT, retail tech, B2B SaaS & AI.
Kate is a certified leadership & transition coach helping mission-led executive professionals achieve with greater confidence, clarity and conviction. Kate works with public and private sector organisations via 1:1 coaching and group training.
Healthtech advisor and mentor with expertise building digital, mission-driven communities within the NHS and advising at a national level around innovation. Founder of Sector Three Digital, an accelerator that supports health and social care organisations to navigate digital.
Mike is a global marketing director and business strategist. He has worked agency and client-side across brands such as Vodafone, Microsoft, IBM and Dimension Data.
Accredited Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) transformational coach and Founder of Unfolding Potential. Fellow of the On Purpose Social Business Leadership Development programme.
Violet combines Performance Coaching with leading edge insights from Neuroscience and Organisational Psychology and brings over 15 years experience of leading award-winning programmes and initiatives that champion diversity and unlock potential.
Ex-VP of Technology at Thomson Reuters. Co-founder of Sidekick. Co-host of London HalfStack.
Ram is a Senior Associate at PUBLIC, working on transformation and advisory projects for European Governments. His areas of interest include: digital innovation strategy, public procurement, government commercial models, and regulation. He works across all Government Sectors with a particular focus on HealthTech, Cyber and Online Harms.
Maddy is a healthtech CEO. She has experience working for the Care Quality Commission shaping their strategic agenda and Number 10 Downing Street, advising PM David Cameron. She has been a Harkness Fellow in health policy and practice at UC Berkeley, California.
Johnny has led a number of PUBLIC’s government consulting and advisory projects, including working with the Dutch government to design a GovTech strategy, and the Cabinet Office on its civil service reform programme. With expertise in procurement of technology and innovation, he sits on the UK government procurement advisory panel. Before PUBLIC, he worked with a number of universities on behavioural science and startup-related projects.