Anushree Subramani

Anushree Subramani | Publicis Sapient

Anushree Subramani

Anushree has dabbled in a lot of different areas like backend and devops before finding her love for frontend.

She is a big fan of open source and strongly believes in giving back to the community in whatever way possible.

She is an aspiring conference speaker who has been giving talks in several tech meet-ups in London. She is very active in the tech community (both online via Twitter and in person) and you will find her encouraging and lifting people up every chance she gets.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma | Naaut

Anushka Sharma

Nush founded Naaut providing innovation strategy uniquely sitting in the fuzzy space between space agencies, startups, academia, AI accelerators, primes and tech companies.

As well as Naaut, Nush co-founded the London Space Network this year. The London Space Network organises monthly networking events across London to build and strengthen the UK space community.

Nush has championed diversity across the global space and tech ecosystem. She was appointed POC tech community ambassador for Google for Startup Campus and has been a key figure across the ecosystem connecting people to networks. Nush is a role model for women and men in STEM and STEAM roles across the socio-economic backgrounds and vibrant diversity of her home town London. She champions diversity of perspectives to drive and foster innovation as we take our steps to go back to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Nush is and Advisory Board member of YSYS -Your Startup, Your Story is a startup community for founders, developers, creatives, investors and more on a mission to make a difference. Contributing to drive the purpose of the YSYS community to equip diverse talent with the tools and resources to thrive within the startup ecosystem so that they can contribute to an equitable economy, which welcomes all individuals to participate.

Nush has hidden behind the scenes and has often been a hidden figure of the growth and vibrancy of the UK tech and space ecosystems. She is friendly, open, and an inspiration to her peers and the upcoming superstars looking for access to a network.

Annie Bedford

Annie Bedford | Credit Suisse

Annie Bedford

Annie Bedford is an Agile Project Manager for Core Engineering within GM Strategy & Architecture in Credit Suisse.

With over 15 years of experience in IT, she started her career as a developer in test for a spin-off company called Kalido, and has held a number of technical roles across industries including software developer (C#\Java\C++\Ruby) and support engineer for Tradeweb. She has now transitioned to project management and manages multiple projects for Core Engineering which is responsible for delivering services and solutions to global programs including SACI program which ensures applications meet regulatory reforms, the CaaS program which is delivering a cutting edge cloud platform and Project Orion which is helping to move the organisation towards a DevOps focus. She is a Certified Scrum Master and is passionate about improving how software development teams work to deliver high quality products. She runs many technical events for the developer community – offering opportunities for internal teams to demonstrate innovative solutions they are working on as well as getting highly respected technology experts in to inspire the community. She works for the IT Women’s Council to help find ways to encourage young people to take an interest in STEM careers and goes out to schools to engage with students and present as a role model. She is an LGBT ally and is proud to work CS with a strong track record for improving diversity and inclusivity. She wants to show that it is possible to be a mum and still enjoy a career doing something you love!

Anne Simmons

Anne Simmons | ThoughtWorks

Anne Simmons

Anne Simmons is currently a Global Head of Capability at ThoughtWorks, where she is responsible for new market growth, helping ThoughtWorks successfully enter and service new markets and offerings.

In this role, Anne works with country leadership teams around the world to ensure a strategic approach to both individual and organizational capability planning and development.

Since joining ThoughtWorks over ten years ago as a developer and recent Computer Science graduate, Anne has played a number of roles working directly with clients, coaching delivery teams and supporting the CTO Rebecca Parsons. During this time she managed the creation and release of the popular ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. Her latest role combines her love of the use of technology to solve problems and her passion for developing people.

Anne is an active coach and mentor for many colleagues, supporting their leadership development. She co-sponsors and facilitates the companies global Technical Specialist leadership development programme.

Anne has become a regular speaker on the topic of the importance of diversity in technology. Most notably she spoke at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in 2011.

In 2018 Anne won the 10 Digital Ladies "Technologist" award, which celebrates someone who has led the implementation of technology to bring significant impact to an organisation or industry, The judges said, “We loved Anne’s continual passion and pursuit of digital perfection alongside supporting women in digital."

Prior to software development, Anne was a ski instructor in Canada and New Zealand which continues to be one of her main passions, and set her up with many of the skills that she relies on today.

Over the last year Anne has become a dedicated volunteer and campaigner for Disability Snowsports UK, providing on-snow support and raising awareness of inclusiveness in snowsports.

Anne Rose

Anne Rose | Mishcon de Reya

Anne Rose

I am an associate in Mishcon de Reya’s commercial team and Co-Lead of the firm's Blockchain Group.

I joined Mishcon de Reya in August 2018 from Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP having trained at Reed Smith LLP.

As a child I wanted to know how everything worked and why. My parents encouraged this and I did a new project every summer. One summer I learnt how to make a radio; another – HTML and C*+. My love of learning programming languages went from there and in later years I learnt Swift and Solidity.

I first heard of blockchain when I was at university. It wasn't until a few years later however when I started to disassociate the technology from cryptocurrencies that I really got into blockchain technology and its potential to shape the future.

In particular, I am really interested in real-world use cases and exploring the myriad of legal issues that may come up particularly from an IP or data perspective. I spent a lot of time towards the end of last year writing an academic article for the Interactive Entertainment Law Review Journal on data protection challenges in blockchain technology which was published in June. Later this year, I shall be speaking at convergence, the worldwide blockchain conference in Malaga in November on blockchain and IP.

Anna McMullen

Anna McMullen | Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Anna McMullen

I'm Anna. I'm Irish born, Scotland based. I have a BA (Hons) in Business and Management and an MSc in Human Resource Management. I am a Board Member of Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT).

My career path following university has meandered from a management position in a bar/ restaurant to starting in Hewlett Packard as an assistant to a Director, in order to get my foot on the Corporate ladder. Following that I applied for a role as Business Analyst, owning the Business Scorecard for the Spare Parts Supply Chain in another organization within HP. Within two years in this role, I was promoted to my present position as a Global Business Operations Manager specializing in Headcount and Location Strategy. It’s been a whirlwind 5 years.

During this time I have successfully completed my Lean Kaizen Green Belt Certification and was handpicked as one of the 14 candidates from a Global organization of 1200 to complete my Black Belt Certification last year. I was the youngest and only female in a pool of experienced and tenured folk. This was a very difficult undertaking due to its strategic importance for the organization. Now with a Lean Kaizen Black Belt Certification, I am a Lean Methodology advocate aiming to provide maximum value to the customer through creating and implementing perfect value creation processes that have zero waste. Remember! Double the good, half the bad!

Anna Frankowska

Anna Frankowska | Pigzbe

Anna Frankowska

Anna is a multi-award winning 28 year old Polish born, London based entrepreneur whose latest role as a Consultant at Pigzbe.

She is a Fintech & Blockchain thought leader and has been recognised by the likes of the Forbes 30 Under 30 award and the Blockchain Founder of the Year prize in the BMW i UK Tech Founder awards. She is an Economist by education from UCL, and is an ex-Investment Banker by training having worked in Portfolio Management and Restructuring at RBS.

After 2 years, she quit her job to follow her passion and establish her first startup, Nightset. She raised funding and scaled the company which was recognised by the likes of Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Technology and Real Business 50 Fastest Growing Companies etc. Having been drawn by the potential of blockchain to drive social impact, she founded Distributed.Academy, an education provider that is driving blockchain literacy and innovation aimed at management and technical teams.

Her latest project is Pigzbe, a digital piggy bank and pocket money service for children aged 6+ that helps them to improve financial literacy skills and incentivises good behaviours. She has also been appointed as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper - a self governed, non for profit community which works towards solving the most pressing issues relating to local economies around the world such as climate change, poverty and gender inequality.

She co-founded the Europe2SiliconValley Trip to give top students the chance to visit the most influential organisations there and also the Global Fintech & Blockchain Conference, the largest university led conference of its kind. She also sits on the advisory Board of The Oxford Guild, the largest university society worldwide. She often speaks at major conferences (e.g. Robo Advisors, London Fintech Week, Blockshow Asia, Innovate Finance) and universities around the world about topics such as Open Banking.

Anisha Malde

Anisha Malde | IBM

Anisha Malde

After growing up in Kenya, Anisha Malde, moved to the UK and gained a 1st class masters in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College.

Her outstanding all-round performance at Imperial - including helping to raise over £9,000 for the Anthony Nolan Trust - made her a finalist for female undergraduate of the year. During her masters, Anisha landed very prestigious internships at Rolls Royce UK and as a Developer for MPesa, Safaricom in Kenya. She’s now a developer within IBM’s consulting division, with expertise in Blockchain, the futuristic technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Her expertise took her centre stage at the Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference, where she was the youngest speaker amongst CEO’s delivering a TEDx style tech talk titled “New Kid on the Blockchain”.

Angela Bos

Angela Bos | Microsoft

Angela Bos

I am a senior technical sales professional with almost 20 years of global experience working for major communications vendors including Nortel, Avaya, Cisco, Polycom and Microsoft in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

I regularly speak at Microsoft and industry events and use social platforms like LinkedIn as a vehicle to evangelise technology innovations, customer stories, share ideas and connect with other like-minded individuals. I'm passionate about diversity, inclusion and accessibility, currently sitting on the [email protected] UK Board as Women in Technology lead, supporting activities and initiatives to attract, inspire, develop and retain women in technology careers.

Anahita Mahmoudi

Anahita Mahmoudi | Capgemini

Anahita Mahmoudi

In 2012, Anahita started her career as an application consultant in Sogeti UK – Part of Capgemini, with a drive for design and innovation in the technology sector.

Anahita had shown exceptional performance in delivering Sogeti's client engagements, and a strong contribution to internal company operations. Her approach to technology, customers and services had been perceived as a compelling combination during her time in Sogeti which made her the fastest promoted graduate to the role of Managing Consultant. She is now a digital consultant in Capgemini UK where she uses innovation to embrace change in the workplace and life. As a Digital Consultant for Capgemini, she mediates across client teams and people, who have conflicting information and opinions, to gain successful and positive outcomes for the client and Capgemini.

During her time in Capgemini, Anahita has created a training roadmap for junior talents within Digital Customer Experience, providing a viable route for advancement, particularly for women in a traditionally male-dominated environment. She also promotes cultural transformation using modern training and coaching methods.

Anahita discovered leadership at an early stage in her career, when she was involved in a youth leadership programme at St.Ethelburga Reconciliation and Peace, aiming to make an impact in the society which later on inspired her to start her coaching career as a young professional. In 2014, she was elected as the young talent of Sogeti Group in the UK and led a youth leadership initiative called ‘Meet The Future’, which was a calling for young employees from different backgrounds and roles to get involved in the company’s mission and introduce a new idea of leadership. In 2016, she was involved in The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, helping exceptional young people who want to transform lives. Her ethos and approach considers the potential and energy of the younger generations as they lead us in the transition from the present time to a new future world.

Anahita supports Capgemini recent partnership with Code Your Future, a not-for-profit developer course to create a Digital Academy, providing digital skills training and employment opportunities to refugees and others from disadvantaged backgrounds. Prior to joining this project, Anahita had co-founded Change the Future, a volunteer campaign to leverage technology to help educate displaced children in refugee camps.