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15 Mar 2018
Technology & Gender Balance Evening

Technology & Gender Balance Evening Panel

Bringing together some of the UK's most influential and diverse thechnologists from both the private and public sectors, we will discuss two key issues impacting businesses today: GDPR and Gender Balance. 


  • 6:00 - 6:30pm Drinks Reception
  • 6:30 - 6:40pm Welcome
  • 6:40 - 7:00pm Technology Panel "GDPR - From Legislation to Reality"
  • 7:00 - 7:20pm Q&A Session
  • 7:20 - 8:15pm Networking
  • 8:15 - 8:35pm Gender Balance Panel "A Pathway into IT Leadership Roles"
  • 8:35 - 9:00pm Q&A and Close

Confirmed Panellists

Michelle Senior, Head of Business Engagement & Programme Delivery, Landsec
Michelle will share her experiences as an influential business leader and strategic visionary. Gain valuable insight into Michelle's ability to translate value-enhancing opportunities into relevant and achievable business soultions.

Helen Toogood, Owner, Hot Chilli Consulting
Helen is going to be adding to the panel her views on the importance of valuing diversity as one of the core KPIs for high performing teams in the digital space.

Liza Strong, Talent Director, Centrica
An experienced Talent and HR professional, Liza has a strong record of creating global talent frameworks, cultural change and leadership development. Currently leading a global shared service talent team for Centrica focusing on diversity and inclusion, Liza will be sharing her wealth of experience.

Jeremy Newton, Director, Technology Law Alliance
Jeremy will offer critical insight into the legal ramifications of GDPR on organisations, focusing on the actionable steps organisations need to take to ensure their GDPR compliance.

Sharon Peake, Gender Diversity Expert, Shape Talent Ltd
Sharon will present her expertise on developing and enacting talent strategies and career models to increase women's representation at senior levels.

Elke Bachler, Chief Information Security Officer, Hiscox
With over 20 years experience in IT and data security roles, working for various organisations in a variety of industries both in the UK and abroad, Elke will be sharing the valuable insights she has collected.

Martine Clark, IT Programme Director, HMRC
With a breadth of experience within the IT industry and roles as diverse as Economic Advisor, Cheif of Staff and Policy Lead, Martine is passionate about championing alternative routes into IT. As a job share IT Programme Director, Martine will also share he experiences in unlocking senior IT roles working flexible working patterns.



Helen Toogood

Owner, Hot Chilli Consulting


Helen specialises in the transformation and development of high performing, dynamic and balanced leadership teams with a variety of talent, style and approach that makes a difference in organisations. Before establishing Hot Chilli, Helen was VicePresident at Unilever, as part of the Global IT Leadership Team.

Michelle Senior

Head of Business Engagement & Programme Delivery, Landsec


Michelle is an influential business leader who effectively creates visions, builds commitment and guides others towards shared goals and values. A stategic visionary, alert to value-enhancing opportunities, Michelle has proven her ability to translate these into relevant and achievable business solutions.

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