Amy Low

Amy is Service Delivery Director at AbilityNet, a UK Tech Charity and one of the founding member organisations of CITA. AbilityNet uses the power of Technology to remove barriers to inclusion for disabled and older people and help them to achieve their objectives at home, at work and in education. Amy has 20 years’ experience of service and sales leadership and transformation in business services and tech organisations. She oversees the Workplace and Student services, the ‘IT Can Help’ volunteering team, the Assistive Tech Advice and Information line and the Online Resources provided by AbilityNet.

Andy Simpson

Andy works at the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood and is their Cyber Security desk lead for UK strategic operations across Europe and Africa. His experience includes operational planning for tactical and strategic ICS networks, information security management and practitioner for the governance of cryptographic material. He is actively serving with the Royal Corps of Signals.

Andy is a member of the of the WCIT and supports their IT project’s panel with pro-bono work. He is also a committee member for the newly formed Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Exchange, designed by the WCIT to help charities maximise the benefits of new technologies, while also sharing lessons, stimulating debate and making connections to industry experts.

Not only is Andy an underachieving golfer but also holds four degrees which include: an executive MSc in Programme and Project Management from Cranfield University and an MBA from Northampton. He has written about the strategic challenges of implementing Robotic Process Automation to corporate strategy and the benefits of collective mindfulness in project governance.

Danielle Green (Chair)

Danielle Green is a consultant Business Analyst who has been working in the IT industry for over 10 years, helping businesses make better use of their technology and delivering accessible IT to business users. Previously she had a career in the creative industries as a promo producer and film marketing manager. The range of companies she has worked with spans from AJPV to Zoopla, encompassing the BBC, Financial Times, News Ltd and Tui Group. Her current focus is big data, data and data platforms, and their often overlooked role in the advance of AI.

Danielle is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, and has a history of volunteering for charities, non-profits and festival organisers. She believes in using the privilege of tech to help those traditionally overlooked by the digital revolution.

Dominic Aslan

Dominic is a technology geek who has spent his entire career in IT roles from telephone support to CIO. Whether sitting in a dark room coding into the night or crawling around a datacentre laying new fibre he likes to get hands on and find real benefits in technological innovation. This passion has led to the founding of 3 technology businesses since 1997 as well as working for some of the world’s largest and most respected companies.

Following their acquisition by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Dominic is now leading the integration of FTSE 250 electronic trading company, Nex’s IT systems (where he was previously Head of IT and CISO).

Dominic is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a regular speaker on Cyber Security and Technology.

Giles Hill

Giles has 25 years’ experience in helping organisations improve the way that they use data to improve customer experiences, working across public, corporate and financial services sectors. He is Managing Director of Sefas Innovation Ltd, a software company that helps organisations create, produce and control personalised communications across paper and digital channels to improve the customer experience. Sefas is a subsidiary of Groupe La Poste.

Giles is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

Gordon Walker

After 13 years at IBM, during 25 years in IT outsourcing at Capgemini Gordon had a wide career. He variously transitioned and managed services in the UK, Singapore and Europe, managed complex accounts and lead business sectors. Latterly, he instigated new business protocols and negotiated significant service contracts while delivering multi-million pound budgets. Gordon has a trusted reputation with clients and peers for resolving service and contract difficulties, has delivered training and career acceleration programmes and provided coaching for staff from graduates to executives.

He is now a freelance executive coach and interim, helping people to grow their careers, businesses to get more return from their IT investment and providing pro bono work for the WCIT.

Gordon is a Certified Member of the IOD and a Henley Business School certified executive coach. He is a member of the Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision and of the Henley Coaching Centre.

Ian Henderson

Ian is the Senior Partner at Henderson Services LLP which provides interim IT management and other IT services to wide range of clients in both the Public and Private and Third sectors.  With over 40 years IT experience including over 30 years within Senior IT Management positions, he has a wide range experiences in companies and organisations in the Private, Public and Third Sectors including Financial Services, Charities, Laundries (NHS), Shared Services, Retail, FMCG, Logistics & Distribution, Insurance (Marine), Marine Services, Professional Services, Housing Construction, Mobile Telephony/E-Payment, Metals, Hotels, Optics, Billing (Airports), Non-Departmental Government Organisations, Education, and Local Government.

Ian is a Trustee with a charitable medical foundation, School Governor and a former Non-Executive Director (NED) with a local government social enterprise.

Ian is a Member of the British Computer Society, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a Member of the Company of The Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames.

Steve Smith

Steve’s long career in IT started with a Post Office Telecommunications Apprenticeship in 1973. In 1979 Steve joined Cable & Wireless UK Services as a Service Engineer but in 1984 having risen to Area Manager for the South East of England Steve co-founded Astro Communications to focus on the networking technologies that were the predecessors of the Internet. While with Astro, Steve has been responsible for the design and delivery of some very innovative and challenging technology solutions including: safety systems for the North Sea oil industry, global wide area networks, autonomous vehicle networks and many others. Steve has also been engaged as a trouble-shooter, to diagnose and resolve persistent business threatening problems on some of the largest, complex IT networks in the UK, public and private.

Steve is a Liveryman of the IT Livery Company and an active volunteer, fulfilling a long-term desire to put something back into the industry that has brought him so much pleasure.