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2024 Speakers

Innovation 2024 featureds speakers from the worlds of government and business, both in the UK and overseas

Alex Chisholm

Chief Operating Officer, Civil Service and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

John Abel

Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

Susan Acland-Hood

Permanent Secretary, Department for Education, United Kingdom

Mark Adam

Chief People Officer, Ministry of Justice, United Kingdom

Sapana Agrawal

Director, Modernisation and Reform, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Alex Aiken

Executive Director, Government Communications, United Kingdom

Nicholas Barton

Founder & CEO, The Barton Partnership

Thomas Beautyman

Deputy Director, Government Digital Capability, Government Digital and Data, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Christine Bellamy

Director, GOV.UK, Government Digital Services, United Kingdom

Carol Bernard

Executive Director, Line Management Capability, Government People Group, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Biography to be updated shortly.

Victoria Bew

Head of Strategy for i.AI, Cabinet Office and 10 Downing Street, United Kingdom

Theo Blackwell

Chief Digital Officer for London at the Greater London Authority, United Kingdom

Martin Bowyer

Deputy Director, Securing Government Services, Central Digital and Data Office, United Kingdom

Matt Briggs

Senior Responsible Owner, Service Modernisation Programme, Department for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom

Donna Cadogan

Head of Public Service, Barbados

John Cheal

Director, UK Government and Public Sector, Nortal

Mark Chivers

Government Chief Property officer and Director General, Government Property, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Rich Corbridge

Chief Digital Information Officer and Director General, Department for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom

Peter Corpe

Industry Leader – UK Public Sector, Appian

Rupert Cryer

Head, Practice Innovation, Government Legal Department, United Kingdom

Kevin Cunnington

Former Director General, Government Digital Service (GDS), United Kingdom, and Expert Advisor, Global Government Forum

Amanda Dahl

Deputy Director, Digital Service Platforms, Government Digital Service, United Kingdom

Ann Dunkin

Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy, United States of America

Brian Epley

Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy, United States of America

Matt F. Ferraro

Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology to the Secretary of Homeland Security, United States of America

Muiris Ó Floinn

Head of Border Ecosystem of Trust and Innovation, Border Strategy, Governance and Innovation, Borders Group, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Catherine Friday

EY Global Government & Public Sector Leader

Anita Friend

Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), United Kingdom

Yvan Gauthier

Head, Artificial Intelligence Accelerator, Data Analytics Centre, Digital Technologies, National Research Council, Canada

Laura Gilbert

Chief Analyst, Director of Data Science, 10 Downing Street, United Kingdom

Gina Gill

Chief Digital & Information Officer, Ministry of Justice, United Kingdom

Jonas Groes

EY Denmark and Nordics Government and Public Sector Leader

 

Dr Carla Groom

Deputy Director, Human-Centred Design Science, Department for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom

Ravi Gurumurthy

Chief Executive, NESTA, United Kingdom

Jack Hamande

Director General Simplification & Digital Transformation at Belgian Federal Public Service Policy and Support, Belgium

Biography to be updated shortly.

Noreen Hecmanczuk

Senior Advisor to the Federal Chief Information Officer, Executive Office of the President, United States of America

Mikkel Hemmingsen

CEO, Sund & Bælt, Denmark

Clare Hickie
Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, Workday

Lauren Hunter

Director, Talent Policy and Platforms, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Canada

Fariz Jafarov

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Analysis and Coordination of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Azerbaijan

Fiona James

Chief Digital Officer and Director, Data Growth and Operations, National Statistics Office, United Kingdom

Jo Jolly

Deputy Director and Head Projects of Futures, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, United Kingdom

Stephanie Kaiser

Chief Product Officer, DigitalService, Germany

Dr Rashad Khaligov

Deputy Chairman, Innovation and Digital Development Agency, Azerbaijan

Julia Kinniburgh

Director General, Skills, Department of Education, United Kingdom

Sandeep Kumar

Executive Vice President and CTO and Head of Portfolio of Invent’s UK Executive Team, Capgemini

Christina Lang

Chief Executive Officer, DigitalService, Germany

Cat Little

Second Permanent Secretary and Head Government Finance Function, HM Treasury, United Kingdom

Aileen Lourdes Lizada

Commissioner, Civil Service Commission, Philippines

Rohan Malik

EY UK&I Managing Partner, Government and Infrastructure

The Honorable Clare Martorana

Federal Chief Information Officer, Executive Office of the President, United States of America

Mlindi Mashologu

Deputy Director-General, ICT Information Society and Capacity Development, Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, South Africa

Emran Mian

Director General Digital, Technology and Telecoms. Department for Science, Industry and Technology, United Kingdom

Paul Morrison

Chief Executive, The Planning Inspectorate Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, United Kingdom

Sarah Munby

Permanent Secretary, Department for Science, Innovation & Technology, United Kingdom

Tricia Nelson

Managing Partner, EY UK&I People Advisory Services

Dr John Nelstrop

Departmental Records Officer, Head of Knowledge and Information Management, HM Treasury, United Kingdom

 

Meg Nicolaysen

Deputy Director, Climate Change and Sustainability, UK Export Finance, United Kingdom

 

Lord Gus O’Donnell

Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, United Kingdom

Ima Okonny

Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Data Officer, Employment and Social Development Canada

Mark Palmer

Europe, Visa Government Solutions

Taimar Peterkop

Secretary of State, Government Office, Estonia

Jeremy Pocklington CB

Permanent Secretary, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, United Kingdom

Peter Pogacar

Director General, Public Sector Directorate, Ministry of Public Administration, Slovenia

Mike Potter


Government Chief Digital Officer, Central Digital and Data Office, United Kingdom

Biography coming shortly.

Tom Read

Chief Executive Officer, Government Digital Service, United Kingdom

Glenn Richardson

SStrategy and International Lead, DASA, United Kingdom

Biography to be updated shortly.

Corin Robertson

Director General, Finance and Corporate Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom

Beth Russell

Second Permanent Secretary and Head of Darlington Economic Campus, HM Treasury, United Kingdom

Fiona Ryland

Government Chief People Officer, Human Resources, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Sanjan Sabherwal

Head, Policy Innovation, Policy Lab, United Kingdom

Israel Pastor Sainz-Pardo

Director, Learning Department, National Institute of Public Administration, Ministry for the Digital Transformation and of the Civil Service, Spain

Leontina Sandu

Head of Unit, Interoperability and Digital Government, European Commission

Halla Sigrun Sigurdardottir

Director General, Department of Senior Management, Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate, Iceland

Biography to be updated shortly.

 

Dr Ravinder Singh

Modernising Technology Programme Manager, Government Digital and Data, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Nick Smallwood

Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority Head of the Government Project Delivery Function, United Kingdom

Dean Smith

Joint Managing Director (UK & Europe), WT Partnership

Karl Andreas Sprenk

Director Digital Skills Coordination Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia

Amber Sutherland

UK & Ireland Lead, Visa Government Solutions

Hugh Stickland

Chief Data Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Justice, United Kingdom

Henriikka Tammes

Senior Specialist, Ministry of Finance, Finland

Julie Teigland

EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner

Kirsten Tisdale

EY Canada Managing Partner, Government and Public Sector

Gemma Ungoed-Thomas

Director, State Threats and Cyber, National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Peter Vandenbruaene

General Advisor Directorate General of Recruitment and Development, Federal Public Service for Policy and Support, Belgium

Dr James Waddell

Administration Officer, Foreign License Support Section, Driver and Vehicle Support Section, United Kingdom

Sarah Ward

Collaborations & Engagement Manager, Department for Levelling Up, United Kingdom

Weng Wanyi

Director, Government Data Division and National AI Group, Singapore

Gareth Rhys Williams

Government Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Director, Crown Commercial Service, United Kingdom

Siobhan Benita

Facilitator, Global Government Forum

EY Stage speakers

Tim Andersen

Group Head of Transport, Energy Saving Trust

Dr Farahnaz Ashouri

Group Deputy Direct for Knowledge and Information Management, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, United Kingdom

Shalinder Bakshi

EY Global People Advisory Services Leader, Government & Infrastructure

Daniel Brämhagen

EY, EMEIA People Sustainability Lead

Biography to be updated shortly.

Alex Butler

Executive Director for Digital, Technology and Advice, Citizens Advice

Josie Cluer

Partner, People Advisory Services, EY UK&I

Antonio Cordello

Associate Professor, LSE

Amy Fenstermacher

EY Americas Grant and Relief Funds Management Leader

Andy Fuller

AI and data, EY UKI

Ivana Gordon

Digital Director for Government Grants Management and Commercial Function, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Lauren Haney

EY Senior Manager, People Sustainability

Biography to be updated shortly.

Christopher Hood

Visiting Professor, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

Biography to be updated shortly.

Karl Hoods

Group Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, United Kingdom

Biography to be updated shortly.

Graeme Hunter

People Consulting Lead for Local Public Services, EY UK&I

Maryam Hussain

EY Global Fund & Corruption Investigator

Simon Inglis

Partner, Managed Services, Ernst & Young LLP

John Littlemore

Head of housing, environmental health, licencing and community safety, Maidstone Borough Council

Mark MacDonald

EY Global Public Finance Management Leader

Sofia Melis

Chief Revenue Officer, OMFIF

Martin Petto

Deputy Director for Curriculum, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

 

Glen Robinson

National Technology Officer, Microsoft UK

Nikhil Sanghani

Managing Director, Economic & Monetary Policy Institute, OMFIF

Neil Sartorio

Head of Local Public Services, EY LLP

Robyn Scott

CEO and Co-founder, Apolitical

Wajid Shafiq

CEO, Xantura

Deepa Sharma

Head of Humanitarian Transformation, Save the Children UK

Helen Sunderland

Partner, Government and Public sector, EY

Sheena Thompson

Digital and Emerging Technology Leader, EY UKI

Laurie Thraves

Head of The National Situation Centre, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

 

Max Tse

Executive Director, National Audit Office

Mark Wesley

Partner, Government and Public sector, EY

Matthew Wilson

EY EMEIA Grants and Relief Funds Management Leader

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