Our Speakers

This page (currently under construction) show-cases the speakers of past and present events.

16 May 2017 – click here to book your spot

Charlotte Meharry-King

Charlotte Meharry-King is many things: a woman, a programmer, a reader, a snake-lover. When she was 7, she started developing mobility problems – meaning that she spends much of her time in a wheelchair. Charlotte will tell us how these surface facets of her identity shaped the way that people saw her and how she came to see herself.

Now a highly-skilled Software Engineer at Ordnance Survey, Charlotte will share her own Lean In story about challenging the preconceptions that *might* have defined her future.


 Blaire Palmer

Blaire Palmer is an authority on the future of leadership and at the forefront of new thinking about what it means to lead in the 21st century. In her keynote speeches she busts the myths of leadership and presents a new model of the kinds of leaders our businesses, and our world, need now.

Based on 17 years of working with Boards and senior teams as a coach and “agent provocateur”, Blaire believes it’s time for business leaders to re-think 250 years of hierarchical, patriarchal, industrial age thinking and create organisations where people and purpose drive the agenda.

As one of the youngest female producers of the BBC’s flagship “Today Programme” Blaire spent a decade breaking stories and shaping the UK news agenda before her fascination with leadership and change led her to train as one of the UK’s first corporate coaches.

Since then she’s written 3 successful books, spent thousands of hours in boardrooms working with leaders and teams, and is regularly quoted in the media. She is currently working on a new book, Punks in Suits – The Future of Leadership in a Bossless World, out later this year.

For more information visit www.thatpeoplething.com

Julie Feest

Julie Feest is an experienced leader within – and in support of – the Digital industry. While working for Compaq and Hewlett Packard, she delivered strong results in design, business development, and the sale of multi-million pound outsourcing services to a wide range of businesses. She has an impeccable reputation for client relationship management, negotiation, and sales at all levels in an organisation as well as within a variety of sectors – including corporates, small businesses, and charities. Her current role is Head of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Director at the Tech Partnership, a charity which gains traction through employers collaborating to create the skills for the Digital economy. In this role, she has secured almost £2M of sponsorship revenue from industry to support the programs, and identified and managed complex channel / partner relationships to maximize future strategic opportunities. She is also a partner on the BBC Digital Advisory Council.

Further exciting information to follow.