Sarah Parsonage

Founder of One Question.

Sarah Parsonage is Founder and Producer of One Question. Prior to One Question, Sarah was MD of a B2B  marketing publication and global events series.

Gordon MacMillan

Head of Editorial, Twitter EMEA

Prior to Twitter, Gordon was group social media editor at Haymarket Media and the founder of advertising and media website Brand Republic.

Vikki Chowney

Chief Content Strategist, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Vikki is Chief Content Strategist at H+K Strategies, joining the agency’s Global Center of Creative Strategy in January 2015 to lead on developing world-class content & publishing approaches across all sectors. Prior to this, Vikki held two roles at Creston Unlimited group; Head of Agency for Things Unlimited and Head of Social for TMW Unlimited.

Vikki is a former journalist, most recently as News Editor for Econsultancy, Contagious and The Guardian.

Simon Davies

As Managing Director, EMEA,  Simon leads commercial teams across the region for Quartz. His career began with stints in regional newspapers, IT press and women’s glossies before he became one of the first commercial employees of The Week.

He spent several years in its London and New York offices, finishing his time as Publisher of the UK edition and theweek.co.uk. Simon then joined Point 6, a branding agency in west London where, among other things, he helped establish a Shanghai office. Prior to joining Quartz, Simon ran his own firm representing international print and digital clients to advertisers in EMEA.

Andy Oakes

Andy Oakes has been a central figure in the UK media and digital scene for over a decade and is now Managing Director and Co-Founder of BlueStripe Media, a PR and Content Marketing Agency based in Soho

Prior to this Andy was publisher of the legendary New Media Age, helped to launch The MediaBriefing and latterly was the Global Managing Director and Head of Content at The Drum.

Andy is a retired rugby player, enthusiastic cyclist and dreadful cricketer.

Perveen Akhtar

Perveen is a comms professional with 20 years of tech sector experience. Most recently she was the UK head of comms for Intel where she was responsible for driving a number of high profile programmes from Remastered to Stephen Hawking Talking and Power Up  – an integrated campaign for a nationwide search for hot new DJ talent!

Prior to Intel, Perveen held a number of roles across agency and in-house including UK and Ireland PR Manager for Cisco and International Comms Manager at 3Com. Perveen began her career as a journalist on local newspapers in her hometown of Manchester.

Jeremy Waite

Jeremy Waite

Jeremy is Global Leader of CMO programs at IBM.  His role is to tell stories about IBM technology and share how some of the world’s most successful companies are using cognitive technologies and AI to make the world a better place. Prior to joining IBM, Jeremy worked with both Adobe and Salesforce, following a stint as Giraffe Keeper.

Ross Sleight

As Somo’s CSO, Ross advises global brands such as Audi, HSBC and Shop Direct on how to harness the potential of digital technologies across the customer journey. With over 23 years’ experience in digital media with 9 years focused on mobile and digital innovation, Ross is a wonderful addition to our advisory board.

He was one of the founders of Virgin Games and has been called upon to advise 10 Downing Street and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on interactive media development and has been a judge in all the major creative and effectiveness awards in digital marketing and is a frequent keynote speaker at global industry conferences and events.

Heather Darnell

Heather Darnell is Founder and Finance Director at Ask the BOSS.

She has worked in Canada, the US, and UK in Finance, Operations and IT. She left the corporate world to set up Ask the BOSS in 2003 as a consultancy that brings all the best practices and corporate knowledge to small business owners. Ask the BOSS is a team of accountants, finance directors and bookkeepers, working predominantly with small businesses and start-ups. They help their clients become more profitable, reach their goals and achieve success through support and implementation of tried and tested tools and years of financial experience.

Fred Bolza

Fred Bolza

Fred Bolza is Vice President of Strategy at Sony Music helping labels connect artists with the widest possible audiences. Previously, Fred worked as a strategist at PRS For Music and as a management consultant advising ISPs, mobile operators and media companies. Fred’s passion for music is not solely professional as an occasional DJ at a monthly jazz night and music writer write for various publications.

Anne Cooper

Anne Cooper

Deputy Clinical Director and Chief Nurse at NHS Digital, with experience working in informatics and organisational development, working at a national level for more than a decade, Anne links policy through to delivery, supporting the delivery of safe and effective products.  Anne is a fierce advocate of patients as partners in the health system, as well as Non-Executive Director of Care Opinion and Non-Executive Director TEC Quality.