Digital Responsibility Symposium 2022

Improving the development, implementation and impact of enterprise technology

  • Virtual
  • Free to attend

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Why attend?

As technological change continues at breakneck speed, questions are being raised about the potential of technology – and those developing, regulating and implementing it – to build a better future. 

Tech Monitor’s inaugural Digital Responsibility Symposium will explore the theme of responsibility from several angles. Led by our expert journalists, we will tackle everything from cyber security, data bias and transparent development of AI to sustainable tech, diversity and inclusion, culture and skills.​ This free-to-attend virtual event will bring together senior IT decision-makers to tackle some of the biggest - and increasingly urgent - questions around responsible development, implementation and lasting impact of technology. 


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  • Thu May 5th


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Freddie Quek
CTO, Times Higher Education
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Daniel Kasmir
Chief People and Procurement Officer, TalkTalk
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Dr Mahlet Zimeta
Head of Public Policy, Open Data Institute
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Cyrus Mewawalla
Head of Thematic Research, GlobalData Plc
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Helen Milner OBE
Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation
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Balthasar Staehelin
Director of Digital Transformation and Data, International Committee of the Red Cross

Balthasar Staehelin holds the position as the ICRC’s Director of Digital
Transformation and Data as of May 2020.
He joined the ICRC in 1993 where he served in the Middle East, Africa,
the Balkans and in the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva.
As Delegate-General for the Middle East and North Africa from 2002-
2006, he has overseen the ICRC activities in the region, including
operations in Iraq during the Second Gulf War, before serving as the
Deputy Director of Operations for Policy and Global Affairs from 2006-2008.

In 2008, he joined the local government in Geneva where he ran the department in charge of providing social welfare, housing, health and integration programs for refugees and asylum-seekers.

In August 2012, he returned to the ICRC serving as the Deputy Director-General, where he supervised the ICRC’s cooperation and coordination with the Red Cross Movement, as well as the organization’s Global Compliance Office.

Mr. Staehelin holds a Master’s Degree in History, English Literature and Constitutional Law from the University of Basel, Switzerland

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Lord Knight of Weymouth
Digital Poverty Alliance Board Co-Chair
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Jeni Tennison OBE
Executive Director, Connected by Data

Jeni is the founder and Executive Director of CONNECTED BY DATA, an initiative that aims to put community at the heart of data narratives, practices and policies. She is the co-chair of the Data Governance Working Group at the Global Partnership on AI and a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. She is an associated researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy where she examines the practice and public policy behind data governance, and in particular the role of collective data governance.

Jeni was CEO at the Open Data Institute, where she held leadership roles for nine years and worked with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem. She sits on the Boards of Creative Commons, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the Information Law and Policy Centre.

She has a PhD in AI and an OBE for services to technology and open data. She loves Lego and board games and is the proud co-creator of the open data board game, Datopolis.

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Pete Swabey
Editor-in-Chief, Tech Monitor
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Eddie Copeland
Director, London Office of Technology & Innovation
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Mark Durkee
Team Lead, Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation

Mark Durkee works for the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, leading a portfolio of work including CDEI's work on privacy enhancing technologies, public sector algorithmic transparency. He previously led CDEI's Review into Bias in Algorithmic Decision-Making. Prior to joining CDEI in 2019, he worked in a variety of technology strategy, architecture and cyber security roles in the UK government, as a software engineer, and completed a PhD in theoretical physics.

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Rick Muir
Director, The Police Foundation
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Matt Gooding
News Editor, Tech Monitor
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Thomas Quinlan
Director, Solutions Architecture EMEA, Zscaler

I have more than 40 years' experience (20+ professionally) with technology. I help organisations transform from legacy hub-and-spoke network models to digitally transformed ones that take advantage of things like cloud-enablement, SaSE/SSE, SDP, Zero Trust/CARTA and SDWAN. All this is with a focus on security; I have extensive experience in cloud, network, and application security, electronic discovery, digital forensics, and malware analysis, and have used these skills for prevention and investigation the world over. I am certified in Computer Security (CISSP),and Cloud Security (CCSK). I hold two Masters Degrees (MS IS/MBA) from Johns Hopkins University. I speak regularly on topics related to digital transformation, security, investigation, and analysis.

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Ray Eitel-Porter
Global Lead for Responsible AI, Accenture

Ray Eitel-Porter is Accenture’s Global Lead for Responsible AI, based in London. He joined Accenture in 2013 and has worked across a number of industries, mainly focusing on analytics strategy and operating model projects, and in the last three years developing Accenture’s solutions for data and AI ethics and advising clients in this area. Ray led the formation of Accenture’s Strategic Partnership with The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, to further research and innovation applied to real-world business challenges. He chairs the government’s Data Skills Taskforce and led the creation of a national data science prize for schools, in association with TeenTech, to excite interest at an early age in the possibilities that a training/career in data science can offer. Ray holds an MA in Modern Languages from Christ Church, Oxford as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

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Dr Colin Seward
IT Leader in EMEA, Cisco

Colin Seward is an IT Leader in EMEAR and is globally responsible for Cisco-on-Cisco.

During his career at Cisco he has been the IT Service Owner for a number of different IT functions including Network Services (corporate network, partner extranet, data centre network and home and remote access), End User Devices (laptops, desktops and BYOD smartphones and tablets), Communication and Collaboration tools (Email and Calendaring, Social Collaboration, Document Management, Search and Video), Cloud Productivity Applications (File Sync and Share, Web Conferencing), Application Development (UX Team, eStore, Mobile Apps, Portlets, Web Apps).

Colin’s teams have been recipients for various awards including the Computerworld Honours Laureate for their work deploying an Enterprise Collaboration Platform; the CITE Award for "Best Business Computing Environment” for their work on Mobility & BYOD; the Stevie International Business Award for “Information Technology Team of the Year” and the Information Week Elite 100 Award for their work around eStore; and the IT Project of the Year for their work on ACI Network Automation.

Colin is a member of the Cisco U.K. & Ireland Board and has been an advisor on various industry forums. He joined Cisco from Accenture in April 2000 and earned his degree and doctorate at Cambridge University in England where he held the Bowyer Buckley Exhibition and was co-founder for MIJA Ltd.

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Dr Jean-Enno Charton
Director of Digital Ethics and Bioethics, Merck

Dr Jean Enno Charton is Director Digital Ethics and Bioethics at Merck KGaA. He joined Merck in 2014 and has previously worked in Healthcare R&D in Medical Affairs and Patient Safety. He holds a PhD degree in Immuno-Oncology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and a graduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany. His Research experience include Harvard Medical School and the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health.

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Emma Beynon
Head of Machine Learning, Risk and Intelligence Service, Department for Work and Pensions
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Bojana Bellamy
President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership
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Arunima Sarkar
Lead Artificial Intelligence, Global Assignments, World Economic Forum
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Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP
MP for Maldon
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Mattie Yeta
Chief Sustainability Officer, CGI

Mattie Yeta is the Chief Sustainability Officer, CGI, former Head of Sustainability for Defra IT (UK Government) and a PhD researcher specialising in corporate sustainability and green economics and national recovery. Mattie is a tutor/assessor for the University of Oxford Climate Change Programme. She chaired the Defra e-Sustainability Alliance, a network of 300 private sector organisations working with the United Nations and other stakeholders. She led the creation of the Cabinet Office One Government Cloud Strategy Sustainability Workstream, the UK Government's sustainable technology report 2017 and the Sustainability industry guide to help businesses achieve sustainable outcomes. Her work is driven by a passion for building a better world through business, partnerships and innovation. Committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for organisations, Mattie received the "industry sustainability leader of the year" award, the Civil Service award as "highly commended", Defra's corporate services award for "leading through change," and was a nominee for "the most influential women in UK tech."

Mattie has substantial experience and expertise in sustainable development at both the strategic and delivery levels across the public and private sectors and has led substantive change in the Sustainable Development arena. She has obtained significant experience in stakeholder engagement through her career, including at senior executive levels, strategy development, influencing and drafting industry policy, project and programme management, people management and development experience combined with strong coaching and motivational capabilities.

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Laura Petrone
Principal Analyst - Thematic Research, GlobalData Plc
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