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Event Date Tue Sep 1 BST - Thu Sep 3 BST (about 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Sep 1 4:00am - Thu Sep 3 12:00pm
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

TechXLR8 is London Tech Week’s flagship event, revolutionising business by connecting people and technologies driving transformation.

Part of Europe's biggest tech festival, London Tech Week, TechXLR8 is home to 7 of the biggest technology conferences bringing together 15,000 attendees, 300+ exhibitors and 600+ speakers.


2020 Speakers

Nicole Cacal
Founder & CEO, Forbes Ignite

Maarten Ectors
Chief Innovation Officer, Legal and General

Odile Panciatici
Blockchain Vice President, Groupe Renault

Daniel Mast
Head of L&S Innovation & Tradelens Technology Strategy, Maersk

Matt Roberts
Research & Analytics Director, Formula 1

Will Sprunt
Chief Information Officer, Deliveroo

Kshitij Kumar (KK)
Chief Data Officer, Farfetch

Tom March
Lead Technology Advisor, Service Design & Assurance, Government Digital Service

Kathrin Kind-Trueller
Manager Projects Digitalisation Processes: Blockchain, Autonomous Driving, CAV, Electrification, Volkswagen AG

Paul Speight
Watch Manager, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue

Jill Spaeh
Global Virtual Design & Construction Managment: BIM Integration & Training, BASF

Asha Easton
KTN Manager, Immerse UK

Simon Evans
Digital Energy Leader, Arup

Josh Naylor
Sr Dev Tech Engineer, Dev Relations, Magic Leap

Ioannis P. Chochliouros
Head of Fixed Network R&D Programs Section, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE)

William Lovell
Head of Future Technology, Bank of England

Ioana Surpateanu
Co-Head of European Governmental Affairs, Innovation Strategy Lead, Citi

Luis Velarde Tazón
Head of Telco Cloud & Network Virtualization Architecture, Global Systems & Network, Telefónica

Uloma Uhunmwangho
Global IT - Senior Regional Technology Risk Officer, Cargill

John Pillar
CTO - Digital Ventures & Innovation, RBS

Finbarr Joy
Senior Advisor, Superbet

Matthew Ainslie
Director, Cloud Engineering & DevOps, PI Engineering, PAREXEL

Neil Cattermull
Director, The Future as a Service

Roy Illsley
Chief Analyst, Ovum

Lisa Frazier
Chief Innovation Officer, Wells Fargo

Manu Kumar
Chief Data Officer - Customer Lab, BUPA

Jeremy Wright
Secretary of State for Digital Culture, Media & Sport, HM Government

Shafi Ahmed
Advisor and Consultant Surgeon, Department of Health Abu Dhabi and Barts Health NHS Trust

Edward Emmanuel
Smart Docklands Project Management and Governance Lead, Smart Dublin

Marko Yli-Pietilä
Head of Smart Operations, Stora Enso

Gordan Drnas
BU Head of Warehouse Logistics, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Vikas Rangarajan
Principal Software Engineer, Comcast Silicon Valley

Guus Dekkers
Chief Technology Officer, Tesco PLC

Christian Faes
Co-Founder, LendInvest

Dan Widmaier
CEO, Bolt Threads

Nalin Patel
EMEA Private Capital Analyst, Pitchbook

Robert Le
FinTech Analyst, Pitchbook

Maher Chebbo
Chair, Digital Energy Transition and Digital Batteries, European Commission

Wanda Manoth-Niemoller
Commercial Development Manager, KLM

Joost van der Burgt
Senior Policy Advisor - Artificial Intelligence, De Nederlandsche Bank

Edwina Dunn
Co-Founder & Board Member, dunnhumby & Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation

John Sandiford
Group Head of Data Science & AI, SSE plc

Vincent Higgins
General Manager, Honeywell Connected Worker

Rajesh Ramachandran
Chief Digital Officer - Industrial Automation, ABB

Janet Adams
Head of Strategic Projects and Performance, SME, TSB Bank

Paul Agapow
Health Informatics Director, AstraZeneca

Abhijit Akerkar
Head of Applied Sciences, Business Integration, Lloyds Banking Group

Dr. Abdullah Albeyatti
Co-Founder and CEO of Medicalchain, Chair of the RCGP Yorkshire Faculty, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow

Sarah Alduayj
Business Systems Analyst, Digital Transformation, Saudi Aramco

Afzal Ali
Head of Vizualization, Airbus Defense and Space

Dan Allsop
Programme Manager – Digital, Rolls Royce

Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner, Speedinvest

Amitabh Apte
Digital Technology Director - Pet Nutrition Europe and Russia, Mars

Abduljabbar Asadi
Lead Data Scientist, Daimler (Mercedes Benz) Trucks

James Aylward
SVP of Learner Experiences, Pluralsight

Adam Banks
Chief Technology and Information Officer, Maersk

Hal Barron
Chief Scientific Officer, GSK

Laura Barrowman
Group Chief Information Officer, Credit Suisse

Pardeep Bassi
Head of Data Science, LV=

Andrew Bate
Head of Safety Innovation & Analytics, GSK

Kate Baucherel
Digital Strategist, Galia Digital

Richard Benjamins
Chief AI & Data Strategist, Telefónica

Juan Bernabe-Moreno
Chief Data Officer and Global Head of Analytics and AI, E.ON

Joe Berti
VP Offering Management, AI Applications, IBM

John Birtwistle
Head of Policy - UK Bus, FirstGroup

Bertrand Bodson
Chief Digital Officer, Novartis

Tim Bond
Head of Insight, Data & Marketing Association

Nicolas Bousquet
Head of AI & Simulation Lab, EDF Research and Development

Stijn Broecke
Senior Economist, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Zak Brown
Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing

Felicity Burch
Director of Innovation and Digital, Confederation of British Industry

Lewis Cameron
Director of Innovation, Cambridge Assessment

Vanessa Candeias
(Former) Head, Global Health and Healthcare; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

David Castro-Gavino
Head of Data and Customer Analytics, Transport,

Ram Chakravarti
CTO, BMC Software

Rob Chapman
CEO & Partner, Founders Intelligence

Tom Chatfield
Author, Broadcaster, Tech Philosopher, Author

Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation

Dale Chrystie
Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist, FedEx

Damian Collins
Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, UK Government

Diana Comsa
Head of Customer Data, Condé Nast International

Laura Connell
Principal, Balderton Capital

Michael Conway
AI Practise Lead, IBM Services

Giorgio Cortiana
Head of Advanced Analytics - Energy Intelligence, E.ON

Andrea Cosentini
Head of Data Science & AI, Intesa Sanpaolo

Florian Couret
Head of Immersive Lab, BNP Paribas Real Estate

Pauline Cowan
Innovation Lead, Personal Banking, Strategy & Innovation, RBS

Danni Coxon-Smith
Senior Digital Content Editor, Versus Arthritis

Tom Cronin
Head of Decision Science, Monzo

Scott Crowder
CIO, BMC Software

Allan Dafoe
Director, Centre for the Governance of AI, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford

Benedict Dellot
Head of AI Monitoring, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Dean Demellweek
Digital Transformation Leader and Blockchain Evangelist, BNP Paribas

Muriel Deschanel
Standardisation Director, IRT b<>com

James DesLauriers
Research Associate, University of Westminster

Parveen Dhanda
Head of Programmes, Tech Nation

Stephen Dillon
Data Analytics and RAN Optimisation Engineer, Vodafone Ireland

Maya Dillon PhD.
UK Lead: AI + Azure, Microsoft

Darren Diprose
Head of Mobile, Web Chat and AI Solutions, British Gas

Konrad Dobschuetz
Commercial Director, Pfizer

Ursula Dolton
CTO, British Heart Foundation

Bart Doorenbosch
CIO Service Delivery, NN Group

Alpesh Doshi
Founder and CEO, Fintricity

Akshay Dubey
Senior Software Development Engineer, MasterCard

Helen Dudfield
Chief Scientist, Qinetiq

Warren East
Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce

George Economides
Team Leaders for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council

Jon Ellis
Components & Devices Product Manager - VP, Omdia

Edward Emmanuel
Smart Docklands Project Management and Governance Lead, Smart Dublin

Tim Ensor
Director of Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge Consultants

Raul Escribano
Senior Vice President, Innovative Products, Mastercard

Hubert Etienne
AI Ethics research at Facebook AI, Ecole Normale Supérieure & Facebook AI Research

Abul Fahimuddin
Digital Project Manager & Advisor to Chief Digital Officer, Equinor

Emma Faulder
Associate Director, Data & Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Chris Fields
Chairman, Retail Connections

Sylvain Filippi
Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Envision Virgin Racing

Jeff Fletcher
ML Cloud Lead, Cloudera

Torbjørn Folgerø
Chief Digital Officer & SVP, Equinor

Jean-Marc Frangos
Member of The Board & Executive Fellow, Telecom Council & INSEAD

Jonny Fry
CEO, TeamBlockchain

Vladimir Galabov
Principal Analyst, Data Center Compute, Omdia

Breno Gentil
Global CTO, British American Tobacco

Nima Ghorbani
Head of Analytics & AI, Swedbank Group

Shuman Ghosemajumder
VP - Global Head of AI, F5 Networks

Lee Glazier
Head of Service Integrity, Rolls-Royce

Laurie Glimcher, MD
President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Eyal Goldberg
Head of Machine Learning, Curve

Mariana Gomez de la Villa
Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director, ING

Atish Gonsalves
Global Innovation Director, Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Save the Children

Julian Gray
Technology Director, BP

Rob Greig
Group CIO, Arup

Bogdan Grigorescu
AI Platform Manager, Marks and Spencer

Clifford Grossner
Senior Director Research & Technology Fellow, Cloud & Data Center Research Practice, Omdia

Antonio Gulli
Engineering Director - Office of The CTO, Google Cloud

Mina Hanna
Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems, IEEE Standards Association

Ecaterina Harling
Head of IT Innovation, EBRD

Jon Harros
Director of Certification & Testing, The Zigbee Alliance

Jonathan Harvey
Head of Common Platform, ITV

Wei He
CEO, Founder & Inventor, Zhejiang DTRM BioPharma

Kieran Hines
Head of Industries, Ovum

Adrian Ho
Practice leader - Enterprise Advanced Digital Services, Ovum

Mark Holt
CTO, Trainline

Guy Hudson
Co-Founder & CEO, Soil Carbon Co.

Colin Iles
Managing Director, ABSA

Richard J Self
Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby

Ritesh Jain
Global Head of Digital Technology Delivery, HSBC

Asif Jan
Group Director, Personalized Healthcare (PHC) Data Science, Neuroscience Analytics, Roche

Ammar Jawad Doosh
Head of AI Products, Expedia Group

George Jijiashvili
Senior Analyst AR/VR, Ovum

Guido Jouret
Chief Digital Officer, ABB Group

Guido Jouret
Chief Digital Officer, ABB

Udai K. Chilamkurthi
Domain Architect, Retail & Labour Management, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets

Lara Kaesemann
Senior Consultant, Beiersdorf

Julie Kainz
Senior Associate, Salesforce Ventures

Alin Kalam
Strategic BI & Analytics Lead, Lufthansa Group

Dmitry Kaminskiy
Managing Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures

Yew Jin Kang
Group CTO, Star Media Group

George Karakousis
Senior Global Manager - AI and IoT, Stanley X

Andre Karpištšenko
Head of Data Science, Bolt

Reda Kechouri
Senior Agile Delivery Manager, ASOS

Jemima Kelly
FT Alphaville Reporter, The FT

Mark Kernke
Global Head of the Analytics Center of Excellence, Groupon

Tamas Kiss
Director of Research Centre for Parallel Computing School of Computer Science and Engineering,, University of Westminster

Errol Koolmeister
Head of AI, H&M

Jonah Kowall

Jasper Krog
Senior Global Digital Innovation Manager, NIVEA / Beiersdorf

Jasper Krog
Senior Global Digital Innovation Manager, NIVEA

Manu Kumar

Yves-Michel Leporcher
Blockchain Technology Expert, Groupe Renault

Amy Lewin
Deputy Editor, Sifted

Matt Lewis
Chief Architect, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Wei Li
Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning Performance, Intel

Geng Lin
EVP & CTO, F5 Networks

Matthias Loskyll
Director, Advanced Artificial Intelligence, Siemens

Jay Loveland
Senior Director, Advanced Analytics & Machine Learning, Nike

Line Lyst
Global Head of New Ventures & Commercial Partnerships, GN

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

Nitin Manoharan
Director, Global Head Enterprise Architecture & Tech Innovation, Philip Morris International

Tobias Mathur
Head of AI Operations, Uniper

Di Mayze
Global Head of Data & AI, WPP

Camilla Mazzolini
Senior Associate, firstminute Capital

Karen McCormick
Chief Investment Officer, Beringea

Jim McKelvey
Co-Founder, Invisibly

Mario Meir-Huber
Head of Big Data, Analytics & AI CoE, A1 Telekom Austria Group

Stephen Mellor
Chief Technical Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium

Stephen Mellor
Chief Technical Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium

Nicola Mendelsohn
VP EMEA, Facebook

Rudradeb Mitra
CEO & Founder, Omdena

Shahrin Mohamed
Digital Ventures Head /CEO of internal startup - Shell Fleet Solutions, Shell

Jordi Mon
Senior Product Marketing Manager, GitLab

Hazel Moore
Chairman & Co-founder, First Capital

Sarah Mullane
Manager of Behavioral Science, Johnson & Johnson

Francis Mumba
Head - Data Office, Stanbic Bank Zambia

Tomas Navarro
Space Engineer, ESA

Nick Ni
Director of AI Products, Xilinx

Peter Ondruska
Head of Research, Lyft Level 5

Peju Oshisanya
Director – Clinical Programme Leader, Benevolent AI

Nazim Osmancik
Chief Risk Officer, Energy Marketing & Trading, Centrica

Alex Papworth
Transforming Coach, Lloyds Banking Group

Andy Pardoe
Founder and CEO, Informed.AI Group

Rob Parker
Head of Data and Analytics, Guy's and St Thomas'

Carrie Pawsey
Senior Analyst, Omdia

Andy Peart
Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Artificial Solutions

Amy Peck
CEO, EndeavorVR

Amy Peck
Senior Director - Enterprise Content, HTC Vice

Gustavo Pereira
Senior Data Scientist, Spotify

John Pillar
CTO - Digital Ventures & Innovation, RBS Group

Maurizio Pilu
Group Vice President - Digital Innovation, Lloyd's Register

Craig Piper
Manager - Learning Delivery, Lloyds Banking Group

King Wang Poon
Director of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Rich Rabbitz
Principal Member of Engineering Staff, Lockheed Martin RMS

Charles Radclyffe
Head of AI, Fidelity International

Muttukrishnan Rajarajan
Professor of Security Engineering and Director of Institute for Cyber Security, City, University of London

Suraya Randawa
Head of Research - Banking, Informa Intelligence

Christian Regnier
Manager of Communication Services Engineering IT, Air France

Senior Rep
AI Lead, WorkFusion

Senior Representative
SAS, Senior Representative

Senior Representative, Interactions

Senior Representative
Senior Representative, Graphcore

Brad Rhodes
Director of Machine Learning, BAE System

Kate Rosenshine
Head of Azure Cloud Solution Architecture, Microsoft

Simon Rost
Marketing Director (CMO), GE Healthcare

Miha Rothl
Principle Big Data Tech Lead, Vodafone Ireland

Christian Rouffaer
Head of Unit - Virtual Reality, International Committee of the Red Cross

Claire Rowland
Product Strategy Consultant and Author of Designing Connected Products- UX for the Consumer IoT, Claire Rowland Associates

Joanna Rubinstein
President, World Childhood Foundation

Carlo Ruiz
Director AI Data Center Solutions, Services and Operations – EMEA, NVIDIA

Ed Rushton
Solutions Lead - Content Science, News UK

Danny Ruta
AI Clinical Lead and Co-Director, Guy's Cancer Centre and Guy’s Cancer AI Clinical Evaluation Unit

Mahesh Sashital
Founder & President, Houston Blockchain Alliance, Houston Blockchain Alliance

Huw Saunders
Director, Network Infrastructure, Ofcom

Ayman Sayed
President & CEO, BMC Software

Phil Scully
CIO, Costa

Hannah Seal
Partner, Index Ventures

Yuri Sebregts
Chief Technology Officer, Shell

Vasco Seifert
Senior Information Technology Project Manager, Lufthansa Group

Richard Self
Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby

Richard Self
Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby

Sam Shah
Digital Health Technology Advisor, Digital Health Advisor

Sam Shah
Digital Health Technology Advisor, Digital Health Advisor

Kenneth Siber
Head of WeWork Labs UK & Ireland (UKI), WeWork

Tomasz Sienicki
Blockchain Strategy Lead, Alior Bank

Rui Silva
Global Head of Technology Deployment, Maersk Logistics & Services

Rui Pedro Silva
Chief Product Officer, Maersk

Amarjot Singh
CEO & Founder, SkyLark Labs

Abhinav Singhal
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Thyssenkrupp

Ville Sointu
Head of Emerging Technologies, Nordea

Harpreet Sood
Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer & Board Member, NHS England & Heath Education England

Matt Stagg
Director of Mobile Strategy at BT Sport, BT Sports

Phil Steele
Connected Products and Services Lead, Octopus Energy

Philip Steele
Future Technologies Evangelist, Octopus Energy

Shahar Steiff
AVP New Technologies, PCCW Global

Hanneke Stellink
Director, AI Products, ING

Emma Strömfelt
Chief Digital Officer, AniCura

Emma Strömfelt
Chief Digital Officer, AniCura

Mik Strøyberg
Founder & CEO, Good Monday

Sverre Sundsdal
AI Engineer, Head of AI Software Engineering

Elson Sutanto
Principal Analyst, Juniper Research

Elson Sutanto
Principal Analyst, Juniper Research

Elson Sutanto
Principal Analyst, Juniper Research

Noor Sweid
General Partner, Global Ventures

Guy Taylor
Head: Data & Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

Roger Taylor
Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Sam Taylor
Head of Data Science, The Trainline

Karenann Terrell
Chief Digital & Technology Officer, GSK

Alexandre Terrien
Co-founder, Future Positive Capital, Future Positive Capital

Alexandre Terrien
Co-founder, Future Positive Capital, Future Positive Capital

Ben Thompson
Agri-Tech Project and Industry Engagement Manager, Hartpury University & Hartpury College

Matthew Timms
Chief Digital & Technology Officer, E.ON

Jenny Tooth
CEO, UK Business Angels Association

Graham Townsend
Manager, Manufacturing Analytics, Hexcel Corporation

Laura Trendall-Morrison
Director, The GameChanger Consultancy

Alexander Tsyplikhin
Senior AI Engineer, F5 Networks

Alexandros Tzitzeras
Lead Data Scientist - Analytics Manager, The Coca-Cola Company

Uloma Uhunmwangho
Global IT - Senior Regional Technology Risk Officer, Cargill

Claire Valoti
General Manager, UK, SNAP inc

Luis Vaquero
Director of Data, GoCo Group

Venu Vasudevan
Director, Data Science & AI Research, Procter & Gamble

Arun Verma
Head - Quant Research Solutions, Bloomberg

Miquel Vidal
Innovation & Programme Manager, CBRE

David Vincent
Chief Digital Officer, Tourism Northern Ireland

Jan-Erik Vinje
Founder, Open AR Cloud

Heiko Vogel
Project lead, Lufthansa System

Wenjia Wang
Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence, University of East Anglia

Ellen Ward
Artificial Intelligence Delivery Manager, Versus Arthritis

Julian Watson
Senior Principal Analyst - IoT, Omdia

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald
Co-founder, AI Sustainability Center

Alex West
Principal Analyst, Smart Manufacturing & Industrial Communications, IHS Markit

Mike Wiley
Application CTO and VP Engineering, F5

Wael William Diab
Chairman & Secretary, Steering Committee, The International Artificial Intelligence Standards Committee & Industrial Internet Consortium

Greg Williams
Editor, Wired

Djamil Yahia-Ouahmed
Head of Data and AI, VINCI

Farooq Yaqub
Electrification Engineer & Immersive Technologies Lead, Ford Motor Company

Ecem Yılmazhaliloğlu
Founder, Techoladies

Vivek Zakarde
Head – Data Warehouse & BI, India Financial Company

Andrej Zele
CTO & Deputy CIO, British Transport Police

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors


• F5

• Mongo DB
• Rockwell Automation
• Container Solutions

• Siemens
• Cloudera

• Avatar Digital
• Groovy Gecko
• Initiion
• Virtual Arts
• Eastetn Peak
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• CAD Software Solutions
• Rockwell Automation
• Mongo DB
• SelectUSA
• Keyless
• Appen
• Meteomatics
• D2iQ

• Markets & Markets
• Light Reading
• Juniper Research
• 3DPI
• Datafloq
• CPO Magazine
• CIO Applications Europe
• Parks Associates
• Infocom
• Omdia
• IoT Now
• Industrial Internet Consortium
• Mind Commerce
• IoT One
• Telecoprofessionals
• City A.M.
• Media Planet
• Raconteur
• South China Morning Post
• The Times & The Sunday Times
• Vogue Business
• ITN Productions
• TechNode
• The Guardian
• Money Week
• New Scientist
• Fintech Futures