Speakers List - IT Leaders' Forum - Preparing for an automated future


Jason Cox

Senior IT Specialist


With almost 20 years IT experience in a range of disciplines, Jason now specialises in Robotic Process Automation and Business Process Automation for Experian. Jason works closely with Automation Anywhere, using RPA to not only enhance customer service and products, but also to complement Experian's workforce without compromise to service or security.

John Johnston

Director of Global Applications Development


John Johnston is the Director of Global Applications Development at GlaxoSmithKline. Having worked at GSK for over a decade, John has extensive experience of aligning IT and tech to business priorities. Challenged with initiating and leading transformational change, John is accountable for RPA within the GSK central functions tech group.

Finbarr Joy

Group CTO


Finbarr is Group CTO for Superbet, a new entrant into the Global online gaming market.

With over 15 years' leadership experience of technology ‘at the leading edge', Finbarr is dedicated to helping organizations develop breakthrough business models, powered by tech. His prior roles have included stints driving technology transformation at global operators such as BT, William Hill, and Lebara, and he also co-founded and ran a UK-wide e-commerce software development company through the 2000's.

Finbarr's early experiences included two years with Netscape, as a member of the team that brought the Internet to the world, and established the enduring model for digital innovation that propels the best of today's Consumer Internet.



Stuart Sumner

Editorial Director

Computing, V3 and The Inquirer

Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.