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Famous for hosting world-leading events such as the 2012 Olympics and Live Aid, one thing’s for certain—London knows how to host a party. And now, there’s a new event in town: the Digital Revolution Awards. Join us in celebrating the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations across the global cloud ecosystem from England’s capital city on 21st April, 2023.

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Our London 2023 Judges

The Digital Revolution Awards celebrate the cloud industry’s very best pioneers, innovators and glass ceiling breakers across categories that recognize sustainability, employer branding, ED&I, talent development, and L&D. We’ve put together an expert panel that represents some of tech’s leading figures, meaning they’re best placed to judge the individuals and organizations that have truly excelled in the last year.

Jemma Byrne

VP UKI Alliances | Salesforce
Jemma joined Salesforce in 2013. In her role, she has responsibility for the consulting partners that sit in UK and Ireland. She helps to inspire and drive Salesforce customer success through the company’s partner ecosystem. She sits on the committee of a non-profit organization and is an active participant of the Salesforce 1:1:1 model. By her own admission she is rubbish at saying ‘No’ to things and that often leads to crazy physical challenges for charity. In her spare time you will find her outdoors with her daughter following their joint passion in many equestrian disciplines.

Paddy Fitzpatrick

UK&I Leader Software & SaaS, AWS UK & Ireland – AWS

Paddy leads the AWS team working with UK Software Companies (ISVs) to accelerate their growth using differentiated technologies for developing great software products, implementing SaaS models, and gaining access to broader market opportunities through the Amazon Partner Network.  Paddy has over 30 years of experience as a Sales Leader and General Manager for technology firms globally including DXC Technology, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and Fujitsu.

Richard Regan

Head of Partner Engineering | Google Cloud, UK&I

With over 20 years’ experience driving technological change, Richard is Google Cloud’s Head of Partner Engineering for the UK and Ireland. In his role he drives partners towards technical excellence and scale, supporting them in pre-sales and delivery, to benefit Google Cloud customers. He’s currently spending time building out Project Katalyst, a program specifically designed to bring underrepresented individuals into the Google Cloud ecosystem through developing their skills on Google Cloud and introducing them to partners, for early career, life-changing jobs.

Hollie Suffield

Director, Salesforce Talent Alliance for EMEA & LATAM | Salesforce
Hollie is responsible for developing and managing strategies to support the capacity growth of Salesforce’s partner ecosystem. The Salesforce Talent Alliance team works to find ways to not only build a sustainable pipeline of trained talent, but to increase diversity in the technology sector by working with organizations that are providing opportunities to untapped and diverse talent. Hollie is also the co-chair of Kuumba Education, a partner of St. Martin’s School, Kibagare. 

Maya Weintraub Kaye

Salesforce Associate Partner | IBM

Maya is a delivery and sales executive with 18 years of experience across three continents. She speaks five languages and is a highly energetic and detail oriented leader. Having started in the aviation industry, through project management consultancy, PMO and process optimisation, Maya now specialises in Salesforce, and serves as an Associate Partner at IBM’s Salesforce practice and Center of Competence.

Munira Khalifa

Data Manager | Barnardo’s

Possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience in Data Management within the charitable sector, Munira was shortlisted for the Women in IT Summit and Awards Series in 2022. Munira is passionate about promoting equality for women and leading by example in all aspects of life, making it her mission to motivate, inspire and empower women of all backgrounds to live life free of oppression and to their full potential. 

Mark Martin, MBE

UKBlackTech & Northeastern London

Mark Martin MBE is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Education Practice. A thought leader and hugely popular speaker, he has a passion for sharing his expertise and insights to educators around the world. He is a teacher/advisor for the major global tech brands and continues to advocate for home-grown talent, digital skills and education equity. In May 2022, Mark was recognised as one of the top 50 most influential people in UK IT by Computer Weekly. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for services to education, technology, and diversity in UK technology. 

Courtney Holm

Vice President, Sustainability Solutions Capgemini Invent UK

Courtney ‘s helps to shape the way Capgemini Invent UK creates long term, sustainable value for clients, enabling them with fresh perspectives and digital solutions so that they can play a transformative role in addressing planetary, people and systems challenges. Courtney has a proven track record of implementing innovative technology solutions across sectors, helping clients with a broad range of  strategic and operational sustainability challenges. She is an expert in facilitating multilateral collaboration around complex sustainable development challenges. 

Rob Smithson

UK Business Applications Lead | Microsoft
Rob is the lead for the Dynamics Business Group at Microsoft UK, spanning Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. Responsible for commercial ownership, business group strategy, go-to-market planning and product management of Microsoft Business Applications in the United Kingdom.

Joe Carroll

General Manager | Digital Native Business – EMEA, AWS 

Joe is the AWS Digital Native business Leader across the EMEA region, supporting scale up customers who use cloud technology as a business growth enabler. Prior to leading the digital native business, Joe was Chief Operating Officer for the AWS UKI/EU business responsible for end-to-end management of sales and business expansion activities. He has over 20 years’ experience in various leading technology and finance companies in sales business development leadership roles, including HP and the Rothschild banking group.

Anna Assassa

CEO | Tiskki

Venturing into the world of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software development and implementation at the age of 23, Anna has always found enjoyment in getting hands-on and tackling tech sector challenges. Always eager to learn, she quickly developed her knowledge, leading to Anna stepping into roles at several multinational companies. It wasn’t long before she took the leap into entrepreneurship, building her first tech company from the ground up at the age of just 26. Selling this business on after eight successful years, Anna took up a tenure at Capita, where she gained exposure to Management Information Systems (MIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The skills she acquired there led her to found Tisski in 2011.

Daria Grishina

Director of Information Technology and Data – UK & Ireland | Danone

A business-focused technology executive with two decades of experience, Daria’s signature is driving bottom-line value, scale, and commercial revenue growth through digital solutions, business transformation, and technology innovation. Daria has held progressive IT leadership roles at a number of global Fortune 500s in the consumer products market, where she has built a reputation as a visionary leader, strategic relationship builder, change agent, and value driver with a deep understanding of all enterprise functions.

Chris Brown

Strategic Partner Leader UK&I | IBM Consulting

Chris has been a member of the IBM Consulting UK&I Senior Leadership team since 2021 and was nominated to the IBM Black Executive Council in 2020.  In this role as Strategic Partner Leader, his key area of focus is to increase collaboration across business development, sales and delivery with IBM’s strategic partners to support clients’ digital and cloud transformation initiatives. With 20 years’ experience, across industries, Chris has proven transactional, transformational and network leadership skills. He is a collaborator, passionate about empowering people, and driving value creation and tangible business outcomes for clients.

Vicky Critchley

CEO | Bam Boom Cloud

Vicky Critchley is the CEO of cloud software solutions company Bam Boom Cloud, and a recent Digital Revolution Award winner. An advocate for people being their authentic selves at work, Vicky places an emphasis on building cultures that value empathy and kindness.

Natalie Floyd-Banks

Director | EMEA at Revolent

Natalie joined Revolent in 2020 as the UK Business Development Director and is responsible for leading the business development team and ultimately winning new business, growing existing accounts and building our client relationships. Prior to maternity leave, Natalie spent 4 years working across Frank Recruitment Group in the UK, USA & Netherlands covering various sales operational roles along with a variety of projects including the salesforce implementation. Natalie has over 12 years of recruitment experience within professional services and 7 years focussing on clients within the UK Financial Services market.

Sajeel Afzal

SVP – Head of Consulting Services UK | Hitachi Solutions

Sajeel’s 20-year consulting career has been focused on the delivery of high-quality global transformation programmes. This has spanned across multiple industries including construction, life sciences, professional services, manufacturing, and public sector. Sajeel is currently Head of Consulting Services UK at Hitachi Solutions Europe, where he leads a practice of over 400 professionals specialising in developing innovative end-to-end solutions for clients, utilizing Microsoft Cloud products and solutions.

Alan Coe

Sr. Director EMEA Alliances | Salesforce

Heading up the EMEA Strategic Partner Organization at Salesforce, Alan has over 25 years’ experience working in the technology sector, at Microsoft, Cisco and Salesforce in a variety of Sales, Sales Leadership and Strategic Alliances roles. He’s energized by “what can be” building new go-to markets, partnerships and opportunities, and has a passion for technology and the impact innovation can have on all our lives. 

Emmanuel Adenitire

Vice President | Goldman Sachs

Emmanuel works for Goldman Sachs within the global market division and heads the ION Workflow Engineering team, which is responsible for the pre-trade quoting workflow tools used across sales and trading for various FICC standardized flow products (Credit, Interest Rate Products, Mortgages, EM bonds, Credit Derivatives, and Interest Rate Swaps) around the world. He is a member of the company’s Firmwide Black Network steering committee and co-head of the Goldman Sachs EMEA Black Engineers Network. 

Ruth Harrison

Global Head of Industry Domains | Thoughtworks

Ruth is a go-to commentator on the evolving technology and business landscape. A regular speaker on the importance of diversity and inclusion in business,  she was nominated for Diversity Leader of the Year 2017 by Tech Leaders UK. In 2019, she founded Limitless, a forum for women executives and leaders. Acquisitions International recognized her as Most Influential Global Business Tech Consultant 2021 and 2022, and she was also voted one of the most influential women in UK Tech 2022 by Computer Weekly. 

David Vilf 

Group Product Manager | Onfido 
David is a Group Product Manager at Onfido, responsible for leading the product strategy and direction of its Data Verification Suite products. He is also an Angel Investor and Product Mentor at Seedcamp. Prior to Onfido, David was a product lead at Cytora and a Senior Associate at Morgan Stanley. David brings product development experience along within fintech, cybersecurity, developer experience and artificial intelligence.

Leon Gordon

Partner | Pomerol

Leon Gordon is a leader in data analytics, a current thought leader at the Forbes Technical Council, an Executive Contributor to Brainz Magazine, a thought leader in Data Science for the Global AI Hub, and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP based in the UK and a partner at Pomerol Partners. During the last decade, he has helped organizations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data. Leon is a chair for the Microsoft Power BI – UK community group and the DataDNA data visualization community as well as an international speaker and advisor.

Afiya Chohollo

VP of Engineering & Technical Program Management | Onfido 

Afiya Chohollo is VP of Engineering & Technical Program Management at Onfido, a global identity verification and authentication provider. Afiya leads seven specialist teams responsible for Onfido’s core platform infrastructure, test engineering, data integrity, and client dashboards. She also leads the Technical Programme Management team, which enabled Onfido to scale product and technology execution to use digital identity to verify access to millions of people. Chohollo is an ambassador of STEM for school-aged children and appeared in the recent publication ‘Voices of the Shadows’, highlighting the careers of 51 Women in tech.

Craig Moss

GSI Alliance Leader EMEA | Amazon Web Services

Craig works with AWS’ SI partners to drive
cloud adoption at scale. A 20+ year veteran of the communications and software industry, with companies including Cable and Wireless, COLT and Oracle, Craig is a passionate believer in the power of partnerships to drive customer outcomes. A self-confessed geek, he also enjoys seeing how technology and
talent merge to create innovation.

Marius Rubin

Chief Technology Officer | Credera

Marius leads Credera UK’s technology function, helping clients solve their most complex strategic challenges in cloud, data, engineering, strategy, and transformation. As CTO he has overall responsibility for the company’s technical strategy and employees, both customer-facing and internal. An enthusiastic proponent of open source technologies, cloud-native architectures and DevOps, Marius has deep technical knowledge across software and infrastructure, with particular recent experience of Big Data and microservice application delivery. On top of all this, he continues to find time to keep up his hands-on skills in software and infrastructure.

Jason Adae

UKI ISV Partner Sales Lead | AWS

With over 10 years of experience in the technology sector, Jason got his first taste of working with Technology Partners at Microsoft, supporting them to modernise in the cloud and go-to-market into Financial Services.

After joining AWS in 2018, Jason now leads the UKI ISV Partner Sales team, bringing together best-in-class ISV solutions with AWS native services to deliver joint solutions for our customers accelerating their transformation. When he’s not fostering the growth of the ISV co-sell business in UKI, Jason likes to run (daily), cook, and cheer on Arsenal FC.

Sarah Pearce Sims

COO | DCW Group

Sarah is an experienced people manager, having worked in the legal sector for 16 years. Her current role is focused on delivery and support functions, driving exceptional performance through effective development and management of resources. She has been considered a “trouble shooter” by previous employers with an excellent success rate when it comes to problem solving, and was recruited to address culture change and personnel following a business acquisition. A specialist in managing business support and operations, she prides herself on being a consistent team player who can deliver on time and meet high expectations. Sarah has also been a business mentor with the Princes Trust in her spare time and was involved with the charity for four years.

David Latten

Head of Indirect Procurement and Supplier Diversity & Equality | Logitech
David’s career spans over a decade, featuring management roles in finance and more recently procurement. Equality is both a core value for Logitech and a personal passion for David. As procurement leader, David’s priority is to ensure Logitech, and the wider corporate sector, can deliver real progress towards equality through their supplier spend.

Samantha Humphries

Head of Marketing and Security Strategy – EMEA | Exabeam

Samantha has been happily entrenched in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years. During this time she has helped hundreds of organizations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, defined strategy for pioneering security products and technologies, and is a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. In her current role Sam heads up EMEA marketing for Exabeam, and is also a member of the global security strategy team. She authors articles and blogs for various security publications, has a strong passion for mentoring, and often volunteers at cybersecurity community events, including BSides, The Diana Initiative, and Blue Team Village (DEFCON).

Lee Foster

Chief Technology Officer – Opencast

Lee has over two decades of experience in strategy, architecture and technology consulting. Prior to joining Opencast as Chief Technology Officer, he led global IT enterprise and solution architecture functions at FTSE 100 software company Sage, and has worked with a diverse range of public and private sector clients, shaping technology-enabled business solutions on major transformation programs for Capgemini, BT Global Services and Atos.

Phil Wood

Chief Product and Technology Officer | Six Degrees
Phil is an experienced technology leader who combines a collaborative approach with a culture of continuous improvement to transform businesses across a range of disciplines including cyber security, service management and software delivery. Phil is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to get the most from technology, as well as collaborating with great people to solve those business challenges that many say can’t be fixed. Prior to joining Six Degrees, Phil served in senior leadership roles at easyJet, Travis Perkins, Marks and Spencer, and Home Retail Group.

Richard Hughes

Partner Strategy Director – Seer 365

Richard is a Partner Strategy Director with over two decades of experience in the Microsoft channel. During this time, he has carried out a number of local and global roles at both Microsoft and several leading Systems Integrators. He is currently part of the leadership team at Seer 365, helping partners around the world transform their traditional Microsoft Dynamics 365 sales and implementation models. Richard is a board member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) for UK and EMEA and he is a strong believer in the power of organizations working and learning together. He is always happy to create links between great people and great organisations.

Mathew Batterbee

Global GTM Solutions Director – Pax8
With a wealth of knowledge of the Microsoft channel in his roles with Microsoft, Ingram Micro Cloud and now Pax8, Mathew has been a big part of the SMB Microsoft Business Applications business not only in the UK but worldwide. He has worked with and enabled Microsoft Partners to build and grow their practices, and has had a lot of fun doing this with his unique online presence and charisma.

Simon Maskrey

Global Strategic Partner Manager | Salesforce Trailhead

As Global Strategic Partner Manager for Trailhead, Salesforce’s training and certification organization, Simon is responsible for the Salesforce Authorized Training Provider program. Simon has 30 years’ multi-national experience within the IT training industry, in a number of cross-functional leadership positions, for organizations such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Avid Technologies.

Dave Johnson

Operations Director | HSO

As Operations Director, Dave has overseen HSO’s organic growth in the UK over the last 10 years, having responsibility for project delivery and customer relationships. The company has grown to be one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in the channel, with Dave responsible for creating hiring initiatives to underpin this, bringing new delivery capability into the team from outside of the channel and initiating a graduate recruitment program.

Prior to joining HSO, he had a career encompassing financial roles in accountancy and health, prior to managing the implementation of an ERP system within a publicly quoted distribution business. This led to a move into the IT services sector, where Dave was responsible for the creation of two Microsoft Dynamics delivery practices for different partners.

Alex Franklin

Modern Workplace Practice Lead | Intelogy

Specializing in Modern Workplace solutions, Alex has maintained a passion for technological change for more than 20 years. He began his career with Lotus Notes in the 1990s, before moving to SharePoint in 2007 and then to the wider Microsoft 365 stack. Alex works with clients across many industries and geographies to identify business pain points, realize opportunities, and bring about successful and lasting change that benefits everyone involved. 

Aaron Rees

CEO | Rebura

Aaron is a cloud innovator with vast experience in driving cloud adoption and improvements across a range of companies from global corporates to start-ups. As the founder of Rebura, one of the UK’s fastest-growing AWS Advanced Consulting Partners and AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2020, Aaron has a proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing pioneering solutions in the cloud computing environment.

Carlotta Zorzi

Stategic Partnerships Manager | Shopify
An advocate for social mobility and equitable opportunities, Carlotta holds multiple positions along with her role at Shopify, where she focuses on creating sustainable and mutually-beneficial relationships. She serves as Communication & Operations Lead on the Women at Shopify Leadership team, creating content and facilitating development sessions for 3,000 women globally. Carlotta is also a mentor for women-focused networks like Bloom UK, a Tech Career Coach for School16, a Visiting Professor at Sussex University, and a 2021 WATC TechWomen100 Award winner.

David Vilf 

Group Product Manager | Onfido 
David is a Group Product Manager at Onfido, responsible for leading the product strategy and direction of its Data Verification Suite products. He is also an Angel Investor and Product Mentor at Seedcamp. Prior to Onfido, David was a product lead at Cytora and a Senior Associate at Morgan Stanley. David brings product development experience along within fintech, cybersecurity, developer experience and artificial intelligence.

Aaron Rees

CEO | Rebura

Aaron is a cloud innovator with vast experience in driving cloud adoption and improvements across a range of companies from global corporates to start-ups. As the founder of Rebura, one of the UK’s fastest-growing AWS Advanced Consulting Partners and AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2020, Aaron has a proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing pioneering solutions in the cloud computing environment.

Jemma Byrne

VP UKI Alliances | Salesforce
Jemma joined Salesforce in 2013. In her role, she has responsibility for the consulting partners that sit in UK and Ireland. She helps to inspire and drive Salesforce customer success through the company’s partner ecosystem. She sits on the committee of a non-profit organization and is an active participant of the Salesforce 1:1:1 model. By her own admission she is rubbish at saying ‘No’ to things and that often leads to crazy physical challenges for charity. In her spare time you will find her outdoors with her daughter following their joint passion in many equestrian disciplines.

Paddy Fitzpatrick

UK&I Leader Software & SaaS, AWS UK & Ireland – AWS

Paddy leads the AWS team working with UK Software Companies (ISVs) to accelerate their growth using differentiated technologies for developing great software products, implementing SaaS models, and gaining access to broader market opportunities through the Amazon Partner Network.  Paddy has over 30 years of experience as a Sales Leader and General Manager for technology firms globally including DXC Technology, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and Fujitsu.

Richard Regan

Head of Partner Engineering | Google Cloud, UK&I

With over 20 years’ experience driving technological change, Richard is Google Cloud’s Head of Partner Engineering for the UK and Ireland. In his role he drives partners towards technical excellence and scale, supporting them in pre-sales and delivery, to benefit Google Cloud customers. He’s currently spending time building out Project Katalyst, a program specifically designed to bring underrepresented individuals into the Google Cloud ecosystem through developing their skills on Google Cloud and introducing them to partners, for early career, life-changing jobs.

Hollie Suffield

Director, Salesforce Talent Alliance for EMEA & LATAM | Salesforce
Hollie is responsible for developing and managing strategies to support the capacity growth of Salesforce’s partner ecosystem. The Salesforce Talent Alliance team works to find ways to not only build a sustainable pipeline of trained talent, but to increase diversity in the technology sector by working with organizations that are providing opportunities to untapped and diverse talent. Hollie is also the co-chair of Kuumba Education, a partner of St. Martin’s School, Kibagare. 

Maya Weintraub Kaye

Salesforce Associate Partner | IBM

Maya is a delivery and sales executive with 18 years of experience across three continents. She speaks five languages and is a highly energetic and detail oriented leader. Having started in the aviation industry, through project management consultancy, PMO and process optimisation, Maya now specialises in Salesforce, and serves as an Associate Partner at IBM’s Salesforce practice and Center of Competence.

Munira Khalifa

Data Manager | Barnardo’s

Possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience in Data Management within the charitable sector, Munira was shortlisted for the Women in IT Summit and Awards Series in 2022. Munira is passionate about promoting equality for women and leading by example in all aspects of life, making it her mission to motivate, inspire and empower women of all backgrounds to live life free of oppression and to their full potential. 

Mark Martin, MBE

UKBlackTech & Northeastern London

Mark Martin MBE is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Education Practice. A thought leader and hugely popular speaker, he has a passion for sharing his expertise and insights to educators around the world. He is a teacher/advisor for the major global tech brands and continues to advocate for home-grown talent, digital skills and education equity. In May 2022, Mark was recognised as one of the top 50 most influential people in UK IT by Computer Weekly. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for services to education, technology, and diversity in UK technology. 

Courtney Holm

Vice President, Sustainability Solutions Capgemini Invent UK

Courtney ‘s helps to shape the way Capgemini Invent UK creates long term, sustainable value for clients, enabling them with fresh perspectives and digital solutions so that they can play a transformative role in addressing planetary, people and systems challenges. Courtney has a proven track record of implementing innovative technology solutions across sectors, helping clients with a broad range of  strategic and operational sustainability challenges. She is an expert in facilitating multilateral collaboration around complex sustainable development challenges. 

Rob Smithson

UK Business Applications Lead | Microsoft
Rob is the lead for the Dynamics Business Group at Microsoft UK, spanning Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. Responsible for commercial ownership, business group strategy, go-to-market planning and product management of Microsoft Business Applications in the United Kingdom.

Joe Carroll

General Manager | Digital Native Business – EMEA, AWS 

Joe is the AWS Digital Native business Leader across the EMEA region, supporting scale up customers who use cloud technology as a business growth enabler. Prior to leading the digital native business, Joe was Chief Operating Officer for the AWS UKI/EU business responsible for end-to-end management of sales and business expansion activities. He has over 20 years’ experience in various leading technology and finance companies in sales business development leadership roles, including HP and the Rothschild banking group.

Anna Assassa

CEO | Tiskki

Venturing into the world of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software development and implementation at the age of 23, Anna has always found enjoyment in getting hands-on and tackling tech sector challenges. Always eager to learn, she quickly developed her knowledge, leading to Anna stepping into roles at several multinational companies. It wasn’t long before she took the leap into entrepreneurship, building her first tech company from the ground up at the age of just 26. Selling this business on after eight successful years, Anna took up a tenure at Capita, where she gained exposure to Management Information Systems (MIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The skills she acquired there led her to found Tisski in 2011.

Daria Grishina

Director of Information Technology and Data – UK & Ireland | Danone

A business-focused technology executive with two decades of experience, Daria’s signature is driving bottom-line value, scale, and commercial revenue growth through digital solutions, business transformation, and technology innovation. Daria has held progressive IT leadership roles at a number of global Fortune 500s in the consumer products market, where she has built a reputation as a visionary leader, strategic relationship builder, change agent, and value driver with a deep understanding of all enterprise functions.

Chris Brown

Strategic Partner Leader UK&I | IBM Consulting

Chris has been a member of the IBM Consulting UK&I Senior Leadership team since 2021 and was nominated to the IBM Black Executive Council in 2020.  In this role as Strategic Partner Leader, his key area of focus is to increase collaboration across business development, sales and delivery with IBM’s strategic partners to support clients’ digital and cloud transformation initiatives. With 20 years’ experience, across industries, Chris has proven transactional, transformational and network leadership skills. He is a collaborator, passionate about empowering people, and driving value creation and tangible business outcomes for clients.

Vicky Critchley

CEO | Bam Boom Cloud

Vicky Critchley is the CEO of cloud software solutions company Bam Boom Cloud, and a recent Digital Revolution Award winner. An advocate for people being their authentic selves at work, Vicky places an emphasis on building cultures that value empathy and kindness.

Natalie Floyd-Banks

Director | EMEA at Revolent

Natalie joined Revolent in 2020 as the UK Business Development Director and is responsible for leading the business development team and ultimately winning new business, growing existing accounts and building our client relationships. Prior to maternity leave, Natalie spent 4 years working across Frank Recruitment Group in the UK, USA & Netherlands covering various sales operational roles along with a variety of projects including the salesforce implementation. Natalie has over 12 years of recruitment experience within professional services and 7 years focussing on clients within the UK Financial Services market.

Sajeel Afzal

SVP – Head of Consulting Services UK | Hitachi Solutions

Sajeel’s 20-year consulting career has been focused on the delivery of high-quality global transformation programmes. This has spanned across multiple industries including construction, life sciences, professional services, manufacturing, and public sector. Sajeel is currently Head of Consulting Services UK at Hitachi Solutions Europe, where he leads a practice of over 400 professionals specialising in developing innovative end-to-end solutions for clients, utilizing Microsoft Cloud products and solutions.

Alan Coe

Sr. Director EMEA Alliances | Salesforce

Heading up the EMEA Strategic Partner Organization at Salesforce, Alan has over 25 years’ experience working in the technology sector, at Microsoft, Cisco and Salesforce in a variety of Sales, Sales Leadership and Strategic Alliances roles. He’s energized by “what can be” building new go-to markets, partnerships and opportunities, and has a passion for technology and the impact innovation can have on all our lives. 

Emmanuel Adenitire

Vice President | Goldman Sachs

Emmanuel works for Goldman Sachs within the global market division and heads the ION Workflow Engineering team, which is responsible for the pre-trade quoting workflow tools used across sales and trading for various FICC standardized flow products (Credit, Interest Rate Products, Mortgages, EM bonds, Credit Derivatives, and Interest Rate Swaps) around the world. He is a member of the company’s Firmwide Black Network steering committee and co-head of the Goldman Sachs EMEA Black Engineers Network. 

Ruth Harrison

Global Head of Industry Domains | Thoughtworks

Ruth is a go-to commentator on the evolving technology and business landscape. A regular speaker on the importance of diversity and inclusion in business,  she was nominated for Diversity Leader of the Year 2017 by Tech Leaders UK. In 2019, she founded Limitless, a forum for women executives and leaders. Acquisitions International recognized her as Most Influential Global Business Tech Consultant 2021 and 2022, and she was also voted one of the most influential women in UK Tech 2022 by Computer Weekly. 

David Vilf 

Group Product Manager | Onfido 
David is a Group Product Manager at Onfido, responsible for leading the product strategy and direction of its Data Verification Suite products. He is also an Angel Investor and Product Mentor at Seedcamp. Prior to Onfido, David was a product lead at Cytora and a Senior Associate at Morgan Stanley. David brings product development experience along within fintech, cybersecurity, developer experience and artificial intelligence.

Leon Gordon

Partner | Pomerol

Leon Gordon is a leader in data analytics, a current thought leader at the Forbes Technical Council, an Executive Contributor to Brainz Magazine, a thought leader in Data Science for the Global AI Hub, and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP based in the UK and a partner at Pomerol Partners. During the last decade, he has helped organizations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data. Leon is a chair for the Microsoft Power BI – UK community group and the DataDNA data visualization community as well as an international speaker and advisor.

Afiya Chohollo

VP of Engineering & Technical Program Management | Onfido 

Afiya Chohollo is VP of Engineering & Technical Program Management at Onfido, a global identity verification and authentication provider. Afiya leads seven specialist teams responsible for Onfido’s core platform infrastructure, test engineering, data integrity, and client dashboards. She also leads the Technical Programme Management team, which enabled Onfido to scale product and technology execution to use digital identity to verify access to millions of people. Chohollo is an ambassador of STEM for school-aged children and appeared in the recent publication ‘Voices of the Shadows’, highlighting the careers of 51 Women in tech.

Craig Moss

GSI Alliance Leader EMEA | Amazon Web Services

Craig works with AWS’ SI partners to drive
cloud adoption at scale. A 20+ year veteran of the communications and software industry, with companies including Cable and Wireless, COLT and Oracle, Craig is a passionate believer in the power of partnerships to drive customer outcomes. A self-confessed geek, he also enjoys seeing how technology and
talent merge to create innovation.

Marius Rubin

Chief Technology Officer | Credera

Marius leads Credera UK’s technology function, helping clients solve their most complex strategic challenges in cloud, data, engineering, strategy, and transformation. As CTO he has overall responsibility for the company’s technical strategy and employees, both customer-facing and internal. An enthusiastic proponent of open source technologies, cloud-native architectures and DevOps, Marius has deep technical knowledge across software and infrastructure, with particular recent experience of Big Data and microservice application delivery. On top of all this, he continues to find time to keep up his hands-on skills in software and infrastructure.

Jason Adae

UKI ISV Partner Sales Lead | AWS

With over 10 years of experience in the technology sector, Jason got his first taste of working with Technology Partners at Microsoft, supporting them to modernise in the cloud and go-to-market into Financial Services.

After joining AWS in 2018, Jason now leads the UKI ISV Partner Sales team, bringing together best-in-class ISV solutions with AWS native services to deliver joint solutions for our customers accelerating their transformation. When he’s not fostering the growth of the ISV co-sell business in UKI, Jason likes to run (daily), cook, and cheer on Arsenal FC.

Sarah Pearce Sims

COO | DCW Group

Sarah is an experienced people manager, having worked in the legal sector for 16 years. Her current role is focused on delivery and support functions, driving exceptional performance through effective development and management of resources. She has been considered a “trouble shooter” by previous employers with an excellent success rate when it comes to problem solving, and was recruited to address culture change and personnel following a business acquisition. A specialist in managing business support and operations, she prides herself on being a consistent team player who can deliver on time and meet high expectations. Sarah has also been a business mentor with the Princes Trust in her spare time and was involved with the charity for four years.

David Latten

Head of Indirect Procurement and Supplier Diversity & Equality | Logitech
David’s career spans over a decade, featuring management roles in finance and more recently procurement. Equality is both a core value for Logitech and a personal passion for David. As procurement leader, David’s priority is to ensure Logitech, and the wider corporate sector, can deliver real progress towards equality through their supplier spend.

Samantha Humphries

Head of Marketing and Security Strategy – EMEA | Exabeam

Samantha has been happily entrenched in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years. During this time she has helped hundreds of organizations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, defined strategy for pioneering security products and technologies, and is a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. In her current role Sam heads up EMEA marketing for Exabeam, and is also a member of the global security strategy team. She authors articles and blogs for various security publications, has a strong passion for mentoring, and often volunteers at cybersecurity community events, including BSides, The Diana Initiative, and Blue Team Village (DEFCON).

Lee Foster

Chief Technology Officer – Opencast

Lee has over two decades of experience in strategy, architecture and technology consulting. Prior to joining Opencast as Chief Technology Officer, he led global IT enterprise and solution architecture functions at FTSE 100 software company Sage, and has worked with a diverse range of public and private sector clients, shaping technology-enabled business solutions on major transformation programs for Capgemini, BT Global Services and Atos.

Phil Wood

Chief Product and Technology Officer | Six Degrees
Phil is an experienced technology leader who combines a collaborative approach with a culture of continuous improvement to transform businesses across a range of disciplines including cyber security, service management and software delivery. Phil is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to get the most from technology, as well as collaborating with great people to solve those business challenges that many say can’t be fixed. Prior to joining Six Degrees, Phil served in senior leadership roles at easyJet, Travis Perkins, Marks and Spencer, and Home Retail Group.

Richard Hughes

Partner Strategy Director – Seer 365

Richard is a Partner Strategy Director with over two decades of experience in the Microsoft channel. During this time, he has carried out a number of local and global roles at both Microsoft and several leading Systems Integrators. He is currently part of the leadership team at Seer 365, helping partners around the world transform their traditional Microsoft Dynamics 365 sales and implementation models. Richard is a board member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) for UK and EMEA and he is a strong believer in the power of organizations working and learning together. He is always happy to create links between great people and great organisations.

Mathew Batterbee

Global GTM Solutions Director – Pax8
With a wealth of knowledge of the Microsoft channel in his roles with Microsoft, Ingram Micro Cloud and now Pax8, Mathew has been a big part of the SMB Microsoft Business Applications business not only in the UK but worldwide. He has worked with and enabled Microsoft Partners to build and grow their practices, and has had a lot of fun doing this with his unique online presence and charisma.

Simon Maskrey

Global Strategic Partner Manager | Salesforce Trailhead

As Global Strategic Partner Manager for Trailhead, Salesforce’s training and certification organization, Simon is responsible for the Salesforce Authorized Training Provider program. Simon has 30 years’ multi-national experience within the IT training industry, in a number of cross-functional leadership positions, for organizations such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Avid Technologies.

Dave Johnson

Operations Director | HSO

As Operations Director, Dave has overseen HSO’s organic growth in the UK over the last 10 years, having responsibility for project delivery and customer relationships. The company has grown to be one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in the channel, with Dave responsible for creating hiring initiatives to underpin this, bringing new delivery capability into the team from outside of the channel and initiating a graduate recruitment program.

Prior to joining HSO, he had a career encompassing financial roles in accountancy and health, prior to managing the implementation of an ERP system within a publicly quoted distribution business. This led to a move into the IT services sector, where Dave was responsible for the creation of two Microsoft Dynamics delivery practices for different partners.

Alex Franklin

Modern Workplace Practice Lead | Intelogy

Specializing in Modern Workplace solutions, Alex has maintained a passion for technological change for more than 20 years. He began his career with Lotus Notes in the 1990s, before moving to SharePoint in 2007 and then to the wider Microsoft 365 stack. Alex works with clients across many industries and geographies to identify business pain points, realize opportunities, and bring about successful and lasting change that benefits everyone involved. 

Aaron Rees

CEO | Rebura

Aaron is a cloud innovator with vast experience in driving cloud adoption and improvements across a range of companies from global corporates to start-ups. As the founder of Rebura, one of the UK’s fastest-growing AWS Advanced Consulting Partners and AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2020, Aaron has a proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing pioneering solutions in the cloud computing environment.

Carlotta Zorzi

Stategic Partnerships Manager | Shopify
An advocate for social mobility and equitable opportunities, Carlotta holds multiple positions along with her role at Shopify, where she focuses on creating sustainable and mutually-beneficial relationships. She serves as Communication & Operations Lead on the Women at Shopify Leadership team, creating content and facilitating development sessions for 3,000 women globally. Carlotta is also a mentor for women-focused networks like Bloom UK, a Tech Career Coach for School16, a Visiting Professor at Sussex University, and a 2021 WATC TechWomen100 Award winner.

David Vilf 

Group Product Manager | Onfido 
David is a Group Product Manager at Onfido, responsible for leading the product strategy and direction of its Data Verification Suite products. He is also an Angel Investor and Product Mentor at Seedcamp. Prior to Onfido, David was a product lead at Cytora and a Senior Associate at Morgan Stanley. David brings product development experience along within fintech, cybersecurity, developer experience and artificial intelligence.

Aaron Rees

CEO | Rebura

Aaron is a cloud innovator with vast experience in driving cloud adoption and improvements across a range of companies from global corporates to start-ups. As the founder of Rebura, one of the UK’s fastest-growing AWS Advanced Consulting Partners and AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2020, Aaron has a proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing pioneering solutions in the cloud computing environment.

Returning once more as host for our 2023 UK and Virtual awards is Maxine Nwaneri.

Maxine is the Founder and CEO of The Future is Greater, a professional services firm that helps companies retain, develop, and advance top diverse talent to drive business results.

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