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Lawrence JonesChris Folkerd
Director of Enterprise Technology, UKFast

With over a decade of IT experience and a doctorate in national-scale systems development, Chris is responsible for the management and evolution of UKFast's cloud infrastructure, as well as the development of new products.


Alison VincentAlison Vincent
CTO, Cisco

Dr Alison Vincent is the Chief Technology Officer for Cisco in the UK and Ireland. She is a senior technical executive with 25 years’ experience in international leadership of software projects.

In numerous organisations she has introduced Agile methodologies, transforming software engineering to focus on customer value and improved time to market. She is an Ambassador for Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) and Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEMnet) ensuring on-going technical talent in the workforce.


David RowanDavid Rowan
Editor-in-Chief, WIRED

David Rowan is Editor-in-Chief of the UK edition of WIRED Magazine, a publication that brings together ideas, people, trends and technology.

David's expertise lies in consumer behaviour, the media, social commerce and of the new rules of business in a mobile age. David is a specialist in advising businesses on how to get the most put of their technology.


James Akrigg James Akrigg
Head of Technology, Microsoft

James Akrigg boasts over 30 years’ experience in IT, with half of that spent with global giants, Microsoft.

James brings a passion for technology as well as a clear vision of how to it can deliver real value and benefits to businesses of all sizes. James liaises with partners in the UK to help shape their IT strategies and provide the solutions that will drive growth and efficiency.


Robbie JerromRobbie Jerrom
Lead Solution Architect - Cloud Native Apps , VMware

Robbie works alongside some of VMware’s largest customers in EMEA supporting both existing products and emerging technologies such as Cloud Native Applications.

Prior to joining VMware Robbie spent a decade as a Software Engineer building Enterprise software such as Java virtual machines, CICS and WebSphere. Robbie is a regular speaker at VMWorld, VMware User Groups and Developer Meetups; Where focuses on how to work with what you have today to build something better for tomorrow.