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Bonnie Andrews

Head of Recruiter Product Management

CWJobs

Bonnie Andrews is Head of Recruiter Product Management at CWJobs and has worked in the sector for 18 years, developing technology that improves candidate and employer hiring experience.

Dom Harvey

Commercial Director

CWJobs

Dominic Harvey, Commercial Director of the UK's leading tech job board CWJobs, has worked in the recruitment industry for 22 years. After initially working on Marketing and PR Week titles, he moved to the IT recruitment consultancy field. 15 years ago Dominic joined Totaljobs Group, owner of CWJobs, and spent seven years launching two offices and growing their regional sales teams, before moving to his current position as Commercial Director of the tech brand. He lives in Newark with his wife and two daughters.

Nikki Hayford

MD

Unik Seek

Nikki has spent the last 20 years in the tech and recruitment industries predominantly working at the global recruitment group SThree in various IT roles and helping define their global candidate acquisition strategies.

She now works with a number of clients, including the Explore Group, and specialises in helping recruiters attract tech candidates by embracing the world of tech and advancing their knowledge. In turn this means she has had to embrace the world of tech blogging (being a confirmed geek and mother of two geeks has its uses).

She is equally passionate about diversity and inclusion in all its forms and also works with some of the UKs largest businesses to look at new ways of attracting ‘hidden' tech candidates - especially those who are neurodiverse or female

John Leonard

Group Research Director

Computing, V3 and The Inquirer

John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.

Fiona Macaulay

Global Director IT Delivery

Mars

Fiona is an experienced CIO and Business Transformation Leader, delivering sustainable Business value and improved Customer experience through Digital & IT solutions. She has worked internationally, living in the US and Asia where she learnt the power of diverse teams. She has had a wide and varied career initially joining BP as a Graduate in Geology. She has successfully delivered across many sectors from Trading to Retail at BP, Publishing at Elsevier, Telecommunications at Vodafone, in Utilities as CIO for Thames Water and presently leading Global IT Delivery at Mars enabling Mars's Digital Transformation.

A leader with a passion for people, she actively develops capability and talent across her teams in technology and leadership. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and is a member of BCS Women Committee where she actively supports and encourages more women to have a successful and lasting career in Technology.

Lily Madar

Senior Developer

Financial Times

Lily is a technologist and self-proclaimed geek. By day, she is a senior developer in the Labs team at the Financial Times; the rest of the time, she is a technical reviewer, writes tech tutorials, and tinkers with anything from yarn to Arduino. Her passion for technology and crafts is what inspired this hybrid talk.

Wincie Wong

Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services

Royal Bank of Scotland

Wincie Wong works at the leading edge of creative and disruptive innovation in the banking industry with a digital and financial services background and delivers transformation across RBS running a supply chain management team. An international speaker and a digital evangelist, she is passionate about spearheading the growth of a more diverse technology workforce as co-founder of the RBS Girls Can Code network and founding member of Tech She Can, an organisation of 60+ corporates working together to increase the number of women in technology roles in the UK. Having grown up in New York City, she's spent the last 9 years across the pond in London where she is passionate about making innovation useful for customers.

Chairperson

Carly Page

Editor

The INQUIRER

Carly joined the INQUIRER as News Editor in April 2012 and became Editor in January 2017.

Before joining INQ, Carly studied journalism at the University of Lincoln and went on to dabble in the music journalism industry. A Nokia 7070 Prism (yep) ignited her love of gadgets and made her realise that that interviewing David Gray wasn't for her, after all.

Carly writes for the INQUIRER, V3 and Computing, and her main coverage areas include telecoms, mobile, devices, social media and, well, pretty much anything and everything.

In her spare time, Carly spends most of her time playing Mario Kart, drinking beer and reading the comments on the INQUIRER. Really.