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Tom Allen

Special Projects Editor

Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

Tom Allen is the Special Projects Editor for Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry; trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT. As well as writing, Tom regularly interviews C-level IT leaders, organises events across the three titles and complains about improper use of the Oxford comma.

Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Enterprise IT

Computing

Graeme Burton, Group News Editor at Incisive Media, works across a portfolio that includes Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. A business journalist with 20 years of experience in national press and magazines, he has written for and about industries as diverse as utilities, banking, information and knowledge management, as well as almost all aspects of IT. At Computing he has written about mobile, computing security, data centres, operating systems as well as enterprise hardware and software. He also presents online webinars, roundtables and interviews, and is a frequent contributor for CNN.

James Cannings

Co-founder

MMT Digital

James is co-founder of MMT Digital, the UK's most recommended digital agency by clients (The Drum Recommends 2018). Working with organisations to enable and support the implementation of their digital transformation strategy, James advises them on the right platforms, tools and approach to accelerate business performance. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with clients such as Bacardi, Vodafone and comparethemarket.com to digitally enable their businesses and upskill their in-house teams. With a degree in computer science and cybernetics, James is a recognised thought leader on agile transformation and is regularly invited to speak, judge and write about digital transformation, emerging technologies, innovation culture and agile delivery.

Ben Connolly

Head of Digital Engineering

Vodafone

Ben joined Vodafone in 2017 as Head of Digital Engineering. He leads a team of around 150 engineers, technologists and delivery experts who are responsible for developing and building new digital platforms and channels for all of Vodafone's consumer and enterprise customers. Over the last twelve months, Ben has spearheaded the development of the team's award-winning in-house DevOps engineering capabilities, built an entirely new digital architecture, rolled out new, reinvented digital experiences and launched a new digital innovation hub in London. Prior to Vodafone, Ben held a variety of digital and engineering leadership roles at Capita, RM & Sage.

David Ivell

Chief Technology Officer

Good Energy

David is a pioneer for technology creating positive social and environmental change. Holding roles as CIO, CTO and CDO in companies that include IBM, Credit Suisse, British Film Institute, RBG Kew and the Prince's Trust. In his current role at Good Energy, David's focus is introducing radical innovation to create an environment where our children breathe clean air and renewable energy powers our future. David is also founder of one of the fastest growing Digital charities energiseresources.org.

John Leonard

Group Research Director

Computing

John Leonard is Incisive Media Business Technology Group's Research Director. 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.

Dan Marsh

Head of IT

IPSA

Dan leads the IT team at the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, working across the organisation to deliver value through the use of technology. Dan has over twenty years experience leading IT teams in the not-for-profit sector and has helped organisations transform their work through the innovative use of technology and digital skills development.

Laura Meyer

CIO

Harper Collins

As HCUK's CIO, Laura oversees the company's technology division, incorporating a wide variety of tools, applications, projects and services, supporting customers across the company. Laura also has executive oversight for Distribution and Production.


Formerly Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations, for Turner Broadcasting System Europe (part of WarnerMedia), Laura has held a variety of senior positions in her field.

Andy Slater

Cloud Specialist

Networkers

Andy Slater, Cloud Specialist, Networkers Andy is the Lead Consultant in the Cloud Infrastructure and amp; Operations team at global recruitment consultancy Networkers. Andy has 6 years of recruitment experience with a focus on Datacentre and Cloud infrastructure, design and consultancy. A genuine tech enthusiast and regular attendee at industry events, he has a keen interest in technology trends and works with a range of enterprise and SEM focused consultancies and MSPs.

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.

Marina Traversari

Global Program Manager

Rocketmakers

Carrie Wray

Senior Service Delivery Manager

Leeds Building Society