TechWeek 2020

From Fintech and emerging tech to AI & deep learning, Jersey's virtual TechWeek had something for everyone. Take a look back at our remote sessions from dynamic digital sector experts.

A Look Back at Jersey’s Virtual TechWeek 2020

We were delighted to showcase and celebrate the best of tech with over a thousand attendees across seventeen different countries who tuned in to watch our seventy speakers at the 2020 Virtual Jersey TechWeek. This week-long event featured ten exciting remote sessions, delivered by key speakers at the forefront of innovative tech, including figures from IBM, Acado, Carlsberg, World Bank and Microsoft.

Missed out? Watch the sessions below.

Virtual TechWeek Sessions
Friday 16th – Saturday 17th October 2020

Digital Design Challenge

We invited the people of Jersey to share their reflections on digital culture with a piece of original design work. With 3 categories and a prize pot of £4,500 our panel of judges had their work cut out in choosing our pool of deserving winners.

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Monday, 19th October 2020

Fintech: Regulation & Jurisdictional Competition

Dave Birch raised the curtain on Jersey TechWeek by leading a morning that encompassed the latest trends and advancements in fintech including regulation, competition, and a unique insight into the world of cryptoassets with a focus on decentralised finance. This sessions speaker line-up included world-leading experts from IBM, HSBC, BIS Singapore and more.

Find out more in these interviews with Dave Birch and Olenka Apperley.

The Big Themes Shaping Fintech

Watch as Nick Ogden takes the helm on the future of fintech, with a World Bank view of the global fintech picture, a session dedicated to diversity and women in fintech, how Microsoft is innovating in the cloud, as well as a former Bank of England governor advisor on the future of digital finance.

Find out more in this interview with Nick Ogden and Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020

Covid Digital Solutions

The story of the year is Covid-19. Watch as we explore how all things digital are helping in myriad ways, with a series of panel sessions looking at education and skills, infrastructure, and the way the industry stepped up to the plate in a crisis.

Find out more in these interviews with Sid Ahlawat, Graham Hughes and Andy Jarrett.

How is AI Benefitting Industry?

Immerse yourself in the world of artificial intelligence and deep learning, as we explore the ways AI is transforming swathes of society, helping improve productivity, and how data is being used to add real power to the effectiveness of international development and sustainability.

Find out more in these interviews with Jennifer L. Fischer and Mike Woolridge.

Wednesday,  21st October

Digital Health Tech Transformation

Watch as Dr Andrew Mitchell discusses how all things digital are changing the face and fortunes of healthcare, locally and globally. Experience a virtual reality simulation and meet surgeons and medics taking a digital lead to improve patient outcomes and experiences.

Find out more in this interview with Sarah Ticho.

Islands as a Testbed

Jersey is positioning itself as a world leader when it comes to demonstrating the advantages of using islands as testbeds. Joe Dignan, a pioneer of this approach, is joined by a range of experts and exponents to showcase how products, services and data-driven solutions are being developed this way.

Find out more in these interviews with Joe Dignan and Gavin Breeze.

Thursday,  22nd October

Digital is the Economy

Watch our expert panel work through some of the big questions about the transformation of economies in a digital age, with a series of panel discussions looking at the role of innovation and asking what skills will be needed to maximise this opportunity of our time.

Find out more in this interview with Alison Cambray.

Digital Creatives

The intersection between digital and creative is where new ideas, services and products are born. We bring together some of the world’s leading names to share the latest insights, trends and tools that are making this creativity boom a reality.

Find out more in this interview with Stephan Thoma.

Friday,  23rd October

Smart Island

Jersey is a smart island. Day by day, week by week, month by month, the infrastructure around us is changing, as are the opportunities for businesses and individuals. We look at how far Jersey has come in recent years, as well as focussing on the latest and forthcoming developments on our own doorstep.

Find out more in this interview with Joel Mills.

TechAwards Nominations Launch

We wrapped up Jersey’s Virtual TechWeek by shining a light on the best of our island, with the launch of the Jersey TechAwards. We reveal the 13 categories for this year’s stellar ceremony, meet previous winners, and do everything we can to encourage you to nominate yourself or somebody you know for Jersey’s most prestigious digital accolades.

Monday, 19th October 2020

David G.W Birch, Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion

Session 1: 9am 

David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand; was found by PR Daily to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson; was ranked in the top three most influential people in London’s FinTech community by City A.M.; was listed by Hot Topics as one of the world’s top 100 most influential FinTech leaders and was rated Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments by Total Payments.

In the London Review of Books his “Identity is the New Money” was called fresh, original, wide-ranging and “the best book on general issues around new forms of money”. His new book “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: Technology and Money” will be published later this year.

Peter DeMeo, IBM Systems Digital Assets Global Market Development Leader

Session 1: 9am 

IBM Systems Digital Assets Global Market Development Leader,
Peter, globally leads IBM Systems technology solutions for crypto assets to power institutional digital asset custody, exchange wallets, and tokenization solutions requiring advanced secure private key management.

Peter is responsible for market development, technology roadmaps, and building sales and services infrastructure. As a certified design thinking facilitator, Peter also helps clients enhance their solution’s capabilities by leveraging IBM’s Hyper Protect Services on premise and on the IBM Cloud.

Peter is a regular speaker at blockchain conferences. Prior to his relocation to Asia Pacific from Washington DC in 2013, he was practice leader for Enterprise Architecture, including the divisions large scale software development efforts and IT strategy consulting for US Federal clients including the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Depository and Trust Corporation, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security. He was also a contributing author to enterprise architecture publication: Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance (2009).

Heidi Peterson, Deputy Country Head of Corporate Banking at HSBC in Jersey

Session 1: 9:10am 

As Deputy Country Head of Corporate Banking at HSBC in Jersey, Heidi leads a team of relationship directors across several banking sectors and has undertaken various roles and project management leads over the years of her banking career – spanning South Africa, the UK and Jersey.

More recently, she has also taken on the role of subject matter expert for emerging technologies such as distributed ledger technology and cryptoassets, and has completed a master’s degree with these technologies as her focus. Throughout her banking career, she has always had an interest in, and indeed been part of, working groups and formal projects looking at various fintech and client solutions.

Heidi has been involved in several projects with Digital Jersey and participated in the Digital Assets Working Group with Jersey Finance. She believes very strongly that for Jersey to remain a top-ranked IFC that a focus on fintech and encouraging innovation is imperative.

Chris Griffin, Carey Olsen

Session 1: 9:30am 

Chris has broad experience of both general international corporate and funds work with particular expertise in private equity and hedge funds, having spent ten years in the City at two leading international firms and a large hedge fund.

Chris advises on all aspects of fund and corporate transactions, including the legal and regulatory aspects of fund launches, and joint ventures. He also has considerable experience in dealing with the Jersey Financial Services Commission in navigating investment vehicles through the Jersey regulatory approval process as part of the Jersey funds team. He also spearheads Carey Olsen’s crypto practice, having advised on a series of token offerings/ICOs, crypto funds and crypto exchanges.

Simon Lelieveldt, Banking & Payment Consultant

Session 1: 10:15am 

Simon is an Industrial Engineer, active in the Banking and Payments sector. In his career he has worked both in the private and public sector in roles as a bank supervisor, banker, consultant, senior policy-advisor and head of a department of professionals. He is a

Since 2011 Simon assists individual organizations, innovative payment service providers, cryptocurrency exchanges, licensed financial institutions and trade associations on compliance with regulations in the area of payments, electronic money and money laundering. This varies from assistance with understanding upcoming regulations to acting as an interim compliance manager (he is a certified compliance professional). He regularly speaks and publishes in the media on new forms of payment and the regulatory challenges that these incur. Simon often draws on his knowledge of financial history and institutional arrangements as an angle to explain the relevance and workings of regulatory requirements.

Charles Delingpole, CEO of ComplyAdvantage

Session 1: 10:45am 

Charles Delingpole is CEO of ComplyAdvantage, a technology company focused on wiping out financial crime using Machine Learning. As CEO, Charles leads the product development and growth of the company. His passion for the issue came from his time as the MLRO of a previous start-up he founded when he realized the ubiquitous inefficiency concerning money laundering processes.

Over 99% of money laundering is successful, which is why ComplyAdvantage is working to stop it completely. Founded in 2014, ComplyAdvantage works with over 500 enterprise clients across 75 countries. ComplyAdvantage has raised $88m from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and OTPP, and has four global hubs in London, New York, Cluj-Napoca, and Singapore. Charles set up his first company, The Student Room Group – now the world’s largest student discussion forum – when he was 16. After completing his MA in Politics at Trinity College Cambridge, and then an MSc in Management, Strategy, and Finance from the LSE, he became an associate at J.P. Morgan Cazenove.

Nick Ogden, Founder, RTGS

Session 2: 3pm 

Nick Ogden is a serial entrepreneur in banking, payments and fintech. Nick’s career began in earnest when he pioneered e-commerce in 1994, inventing the first online shop – the Wine Warehouse. With over 30 years of experience, Nick has founded businesses including WorldPay, Cashflows, ClearBank and, most recently, RTGS. RTGS is a global interbank liquidity network and operates with central and commercial banks.

ClearBank® is the first new UK clearing bank in 250 years. Nick founded ClearBank® and remains a main board director. Cashflows became the first European non-bank principal member of VISA and Mastercard and an agency bank under agreement with HSBC. WorldPay is one of the largest payment processing businesses in the world.

Nick has been recognised for many industry awards including the UK Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the ComputerWorld Global IT Leaders Award, the ID People Awards, the National Business Awards UK Entrepreneur of the Year, The EPA 2017 Payments Industry Contributor of the Year Award and the 2017 Banking Technology Tech Leadership Award. Nick was the winner of the 2018 Payments Pioneer Awards and highly commended in the City AM UK Entrepreneur of the Year Award and in 2019 was selected as one of the World’s Top 50 Innovators.

Nick is also non-executive chairman, of ING-backed Funding Options, and a non-executive director of Visa®-backed ShieldPay.

Matt Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum

Session 2: 3:20pm 

Matthew Gamser is CEO of the SME Finance Forum, the world’s leading centre for knowledge exchange, good practice promotion and networking for the finance industry in this field. The SME Finance Forum is managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group for the G-20 countries’ Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. The SME Finance Forum has over 190 banks, fintech companies and development banks operating in over 190 countries, as its members and industry partners and serves as a key partner for the G20, APEC, OECD and other multilateral institutions in small business financing.

Dr. Gamser has over 40 years’ experience in private enterprise and financial sector development. He has worked for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, for 15 years in various positions from Washington, DC, and Hong Kong, where he has focused on SME finance and on financial sector development. Prior to that he spent 25 years in management consulting and in senior leadership in an international NGO. He holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, and M.Sc. and D.Phil degrees from Sussex University (UK), where his work focused on the management of technological change.

Christian Sarfardis, Chief Business Development Officer at Microsoft in the World Wide Financial Services Industry Group

Session 2: 4:05pm 

Christian Sarafidis is Chief Business Development Officer at Microsoft in the World Wide Financial Services Industry Group. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2018, Christian held senior executive positions for multinational groups in Financial Services and the Technology industry including SWIFT where he was previously Chief Marketing Officer and Deputy Chief Executive EMEA. In particular, he launched the global SWIFTgpi initiative (Global Payments Innovation) to improve the cross-border payments experience for Corporate Treasurers.

Huw van Steenis, Senior Adviser to Chief Executive of UBS and Chair, Sustainable Finance Steering Committee, UBS

Session 2: 4:25pm 

Huw van Steenis is Senior Adviser to the Chief Executive of UBS and Chair of the firm’s new Sustainable Finance Steering Committee. He acts as senior adviser to the Firm and clients on a range of financial and sustainable issues to guide strategic decisions.

Prior to joining, Van Steenis was Senior Advisor to the Governor Mark Carney at the Bank of England. The Governor asked him to lead a review “exploring what the financial system of tomorrow might look like, and what it means for the Bank of England’s priorities now and in the future.” The Future of Finance report catalyze a five-pronged plan announced by the Governor of enhancing digital payments, shaping a world-class data strategy, facilitating firm’s use of technology, enabling SME finance and smoothing the transition to a lower-carbon economy, including climate change stress tests.

Van Steenis has been recognized as one of the most influential investment strategists. Huw worked at Morgan Stanley for 14 years spending much of his time there as Global Head of Banks and Diversified Financials Research. From 2016-2018 he served as Global Head of Strategy at Schroders on their Group Management Committee and Capital Committee. He frequently features in the media and writes for the Financial Times and other publications on financial services, investing and central banking

He has served on various boards and committees including the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems and the European Central Bank’s Advisory Group on Macro-Prudential Policies and Financial Stability (2015-2017). Van Steenis is a Trustee of English National Opera and chairs its advisory board.

Senator Ian Gorst, Minister for External Relations, Government of Jersey

Session 2: 4:50pm 

Senator Ian Gorst was elected as Jersey’s External Relations Minister in June 2018. First elected to the States Assembly in 2005, Senator Gorst served as Social Security Minister from 2008-2011. He served concurrently as Chair of the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission. Senator Gorst served as Chief Minister from 2011-2018 representing Jersey on the international stage, boosting the island’s reputation in the EU and promoting the financial services sector.

Senator Gorst is an accountant with significant experience in private client, private equity and retail fund sectors. Married to Dionne, they have two daughters, Sophia & Lily-Mim. Senator Gorst is involved in the church, has a keen interest in overseas development and has travelled with his wife to participate in Jersey Overseas Aid Commission projects. He is also an Honorary Fellow of UNICEF UK.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020

Graham Hughes, Chief Executive, Sure Jersey

Session 3: 9:50am 

Graham Hughes is Chief Executive of Sure Jersey. Graham was born in Jersey and following a career in Aeronautical Engineering with the Royal Navy, returned to the Island spending 16 years at Reuters working in a variety of technical, operational and commercial roles.

He joined Sure in 2004 following the award of its Telecommunications licence in Jersey overseeing the launch of both local and international fixed and mobile telecommunications services and the subsequent growth of Sure’s market share in the island.

Graham is a certified Prince2 Project Manager practitioner and holds both the certificate and diploma in company direction and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Sid Ahlawat, CEO, Airtel-Vodafone

Session 3: 9:50am 

Sid has over 20 years of experience in sales, business development & service delivery, having worked in mobile telecommunications (Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel) and hotel management (Taj Group of Hotels). Over his career to date, Sid has been directly responsible for several large successful launches of multi-million projects such as network launches and outsourcing projects.

Sid has a unique blend of entrepreneurial, technical and commercial skills and has worked for Airtel-Vodafone since its inception in the Channel Islands in 2006 and has been CEO since 2016. During that time, he has guided the company to its most successful operating year in 2020 as well as diversifying the company’s revenue streams and product offerings in areas such as IoT (Internet of Things).

Graeme Millar, CEO, JT

Session 3: 9:50am 

Graeme Millar is a senior leader and strategist, with an excellent track record of successful delivery in a variety of countries, technologies and corporate structures.

After graduating in Natural Sciences, and gaining a post-graduate engineering degree from Cambridge University, he began a career taking him from 3i plc to Motorola, Vodafone Group, MTS and most recently, the JT Group. Throughout that career, across Western and Central Europe, Russia and the USA, he has set the agenda, ethos and processes for large teams to ensure they deliver on their goals.

In Jersey, he led the delivery of a ubiquitous fibre-to-the-home network, which has pushed the community to the top of the global broadband connectivity rankings. Last year, Graeme was appointed Chairman of the Teleforum – an organisation representing best practice and learning amongst small-state telcos, world-wide.

Graeme specialises in bringing together the different parts of a complex business, creating a dynamic strategy, and enabling them to reach their full potential. He believes passionately in the ability of great technology to enable, inspire and improve the lives of its users, and the central role it will play in enabling communities to be sustainable, and achieve their carbon neutral goals.

Jon Crouch, Director of Technology and Change, RBS International

Session 3: 10:20am 

Jon Crouch joined Royal Bank of Scotland in 2014, building on 25 years experience across the Technology and Finance Industries including working for Hewlett Packard, UK Government, Accenture, Swiss Re and Standard Life. Throughout his career he has successfully fulfilled roles including Head of Technology, Portfolio Executive and Director of Technology and Change and Chair of the Operational Investment committee overseeing Technology and Innovation investment.

He has experience of managing high performing technology functions of up to 900 FTEs and portfolio budgets of £150m pa and has worked in the UK, US, India and lived and worked in Germany. He speaks French and German.

He holds a first class honours degree in Business Information Technology and an MBA from Edinburgh University were his thesis focused on Innovation in Financial Services.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors, has been a coach for Prince Trust and is both an NLP and Mindfulness Practitioner. He resides in Jersey and lives in Jersey and Edinburgh.

Dave Edwards, Founder, DWE Digital

Session 3: 10:20am 

Dave’s expertise lies in driving growth for start-up and scale-up businesses – using technology, analytics and operations to increase customer acquisition and retention – and applying product management principles to develop strategy & roadmaps pinned to business objectives.

Dave has run his own consultancy for the last 6 years, developing digital product roadmaps for consumer businesses and helping medium sized e-commerce businesses grow and manage their operations and efficiencies. Prior to this, Dave worked for large media agencies (e.g. iProspect) and built the first UK agency-side Paid Social team.

He practices what he preaches and recently co-founded in Jersey – a hyper-local retail marketplace, set up at the beginning of lockdown, to help boost the local economy. Fetch drove over £250k in sales back to businesses for free in the first 2 months of operating and still continues.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Session 4: 3pm 

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International Engagement), and is an Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton.

With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science.

She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year’s Honours list and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

She has previously been President of the ACM, President of BCS, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, was a founding member of the European Research Council and Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG, was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy.

Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s Artificial Intelligence Review, which was published in October 2017, is the UK government’s first Skills Champion for AI and is a member of the newly formed AI Council. In May 2020, she was appointed Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Michael Wooldridge, Professor of Computer Science and Head of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Session 4: 3pm 

Michael Wooldridge is a Professor of Computer Science and Head of Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and a programme director for AI at the Alan Turing Institute. He has been an AI researcher for more than 30 years, and has published more than 400 scientific articles on the subject, including nine books.

He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI), and the European Association for AI (EurAI). From 2014-16, he was President of the European Association for AI, and from 2015-17 he was President of the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI). He has published two popular science introductions to AI: The Ladybird Expert Guide to AI (2018), and The Road to Conscious Machines (Pelican, 2020).

Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado

Session 4: 3pm 

Paul Clarke is Chief Technology Officer at Ocado – a world leader in smart fulfilment and logistics.

After joining Ocado in 2006, Paul initially worked on warehouse control systems and then joined the team designing Ocado’s next highly automated fulfilment centre. After establishing new teams for Simulation and Mobile development, Paul then co-wrote the first of Ocado’s award winning mobile apps.

Ocado Technology, with its 2000+ engineers, is responsible for building all the technology that powers Ocado’s end-to-end e-commerce, fulfilment and logistics platforms.

Ocado are now busy signing deals with large bricks & mortar grocery retailers around the world who wish to use the Ocado Smart Platform to operate online grocery scalably, sustainably and profitably.

Having handed over the leadership of Ocado Technology in April 2018, Paul now leads the Office of the CTO whose mission includes exploring opportunities to use Ocado’s technologies and competencies to disrupt other sectors, research activities and the technology vision and future proofing of the business.

Paul read Physics at Oxford University, before then entering the computer industry. He has worked in software engineering, consultancy, interim management and a number of software start-ups.

Paul sits on a number of government and industry advisory boards including the AI Council, Robotics Growth Partnership (co-chair), Future Flight, National Food Strategy and the Innovation Expert Group.

In what little spare time he has alongside his work and family, Paul loves to invent and build stuff, design PCBs, write software and generally tinker.

Jennifer Fischer, Adjunct Professor of Digital Ethics and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Professional Studies, Felician University

Session 4: 3pm 

Jennifer Fischer is an Adjunct Professor of Digital Ethics and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Professional Studies at Felician University. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the Center, and managing its academic offerings, business operations and administrative functions. Her specialisation is innovating multi-disciplinary learning focused on Ethical AI, Digital Citizenship and Future of Work.

Formerly the Global Head of Platform Security Management at KPMG International, she brings more than 25 years’ experience serving in IT transformation leadership positions to optimise business performance, manage risk/cyber-risk effectively and help organisations adapt to changing business conditions.

She is the Faculty Adviser for the Young Entrepreneurs Club, Girls Who Code, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals, and several other Diversity in STEM initiatives at Felician. Jennifer serves on the Bergen County Workforce Development Board, NJ Big Data Alliance, and NJBIA Education & Workforce Development Committee. She also serves as Global Ambassador for the DevOps Institute, Technical Policy Expert and Research Advisor for AI Policy Exchange, and on the Advisory Board of the AI Ethics Journal.

Jennifer is a recognised thought leader regarding applied digital ethics and intelligent technologies, robot integration and AI augmentation strategies.

Wednesday,  21st October

Dr. Andrew Mitchell, Consultant Cardiologist, Jersey General Hospital

Session 5: 9am

Dr. Andrew Mitchell is a Consultant Cardiologist at Jersey General Hospital in the Channel Island of Jersey and is Honorary Consultant at Oxford University Hospitals, England. He provides high quality clinical cardiology care for public and private patients in the Channel Islands as well as for visiting patients from the UK and Europe.

Andrew is a specialist cardiologist with skills in the investigation and management of patients with coronary heart disease, heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. He is trained in advanced cardiac imaging including coronary CT angiography, intracardiac and transoesophageal echocardiography. He is an experienced operator in medical device implantation and follow-up. He is recognised as an international expert in the management of the most common clinical arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.

Andrew has published over 170 research papers, articles, reviews and abstracts on aspects of clinical heart research and has edited a series of books that have become the leading guides to emergency and practical cardiology in Europe. He is invited to publish internationally and present at leading cardiology meetings.

Andrew’s research team are based at The Allan Lab in Jersey in collaboration with the cardiology team at Oxford University Hospitals and other academic centres in Europe.

Dr. Keith Grimes, Clinical Digital Health & Innovation Director, Babylon Health

Session 5: 9:15am

Dr. Keith Grimes is Clinical Digital Health & Innovation Director at Babylon Health. He is an NHS GP with nearly 20 years of experience on the front line of Primary Care and the founder of VR Doctors, an online forum supporting the Immersive Healthtech community.


A keen advocate of the power of technology to deliver quality improvement globally, he has delivered award winning Digital Medicine projects, as well as pioneering work in Clinical VR and Artificial Intelligence. He was an expert panellist on the Topol Review, an independent report on preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future, and leads the Babylon Clinical AI Fellow Programme.

Sarah Ticho, Founder and CEO, Hatsumi

Session 5: 9:45am

Sarah has spent her career working across the interdisciplinary arts, academia, healthcare and immersive technology as a producer, curator and researcher. She is the founder of Hatsumi, a research and design studio that works at the intersection of arts, health and immersive technology to develop experiences that challenge how we think and feel about the world and imagine the future of health and wellbeing.

Sarah is the producer behind Explore Deep, a meditative breath controlled virtual reality experience controlled by breathing, and Healthcare Lead at Immerse UK, supporting researchers, artists, start-ups and healthcare organisations to connect, collaborate and collectively create a future for virtual reality in healthcare. In her spare time, she is training to become a death doula, an emotional support to people going through the end of life process.

Dr. Juhi Tandon, Co-founder and Clinical Director, Cognitant

Session 5: 10am

Dr. Juhi Tandon graduated with merit from University College London in 2005. During this period, she undertook a BSc in Pharmacology (2002), gaining 1st Class honours, the AJ Clark Prize and the Jackson Lewis Scholarship Award for academic achievement. Juhi has been a practicing NHS GP for 10 years and has specialist interests in women’s health, dermatology and GP education, and is involved in teaching junior doctors attached to Primary Care.

In April 2018, Juhi became Co-founder and Clinical Director for Cognitant, a health technology company whose mission is to help people understand and take better control of their health. Cognitant produces 3D visual and interactive health information for patients to view on their own smartphones or using virtual reality headsets – helping to overcome literacy and language barriers. She is passionate about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health.

Joe Dignan, Founder, Kintechi Ltd

Session 6: 3pm

Joe is the Founder of Kintechi Ltd, an independent consultancy focused on delivering digital transformation at local, regional and national levels.

In addition to speaking, chairing and writing on smart cities, previous long-term engagements have included delivering the Gigabit Bristol programme and Head of Business Development for the Future Cities Catapult in the UK.

He is also on the World Bank Smart City Expert Framework, the EU-China Smart City expert group, the Global Advisory Board for Participatory Cities, PWC India – Global Smart City expert network and Chair of Cityzenith Strategic Advisory Council.

He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Cluster for Sustainable Cities, a Visiting Programme Director and Non-Exec Director.

Brent Williams, Founder and CEO, Euclidian Trust

Session 6: 3pm

Brent has an entrepreneur-deep experience in dynamic data models, typically those models that contain attributes that identify entities (businesses, individuals, and their assets).

He founded Euclidian Trust to build a referential data model for global entity-centric data used in risk management. In 2011, he founded Verato, the first referential model for the US population and now recognised market leader for patient identity resolution using their cloud-based offering. Previously, he was the CTO of Equifax, focused on identity solutions. In 2010, Equifax acquired Anakam, where he pioneered and patented multi-factor authentication (one-time passcode to a mobile phone) and identity proofing. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, nuclear submarine officer, and his early work was in global telecom and public-sector identity solutions.

Joanne Marlowe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, UFT Commercial Finance

Session 6: 4:05pm

As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of UFT Commercial Finance, Ms. Marlowe is actively engaged in commercialising a series of innovative financial products that she has designed for purposes of fractionalising and distributing credit more efficiently on a global basis. The Master Credit Participation Certificate or “CPC” manifests as 26 different product types that span the yield curve and comprise the full CPC product suite. UFT Commercial Finance and its family of affiliated companies are currently working toward the full-scale adoption of these instruments with a view to increasing the resiliency and liquidity of the credit market as a whole.

Ms. Marlowe is a serial entrepreneur. She has built her last several businesses based upon the premise of enhancing efficiency in a market segment through applied structural innovations in finance. In furtherance of that objective, she has created a variety of new credit and financial products over the years, including her first product — a “reverse forfaiting” tool introduced in the early-1990s that successfully provided pre-shipment finance to move more products from “field-to-port” when conventional bank credit was not available. Since then, she has personally designed over a dozen different innovations that improved short-term credit instruments, fixed income securities, and assorted Shari’ah compliant financial products.

Ms. Marlowe’s professional accomplishments have previously resulted in her enjoying diplomatic status in 33 countries when she was appointed in late 2014 as the Chief of Global Finance and, later, the Chief of Finance for an intergovernmental organisation. There, she was charged with the engineering of all project finance structures for large-scale public-private partnerships and the cross- border implementation of a proposed global banking initiative to promote economic growth in member countries in accordance with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Ms. Marlowe has been featured in numerous magazines such as Success, INC., Reader’s Digest, Japanese Entrepreneur, and The Robb Report and been referenced in select entrepreneurial and business book. She has also appeared on a variety of radio and television programs with regard to her professional experience, including a documentary series, “The Entrepreneur’s Success Kit” alongside Ted Turner.

Ms. Marlowe is the author of several articles and papers on a variety of credit products and economic topics, including “Hedge Fund Fission – Splitting the AUM” (co-authored with Duff & Phelps) and “Master Credit Participations; the Un-Securitisation”. She later published a technical paper entitled “Modern Credit and Investment Disaggregation Theory; A Recombinant Approach to Originating an Investment”. In this paper, she unveiled her broader economic thesis for creating a standardised “cashless” investment strategy that, today, manifests in the marketplace as the operation of the Enhancement CPC. She is currently writing a book on her broader macro-economic strategy that rethinks ‘credit’ with the goal of improving the operation of the global credit market.

Thursday,  22nd October

Nancy Cruickshank, Chief Digital Officer, Carlsberg

Session 7: 9am

Nancy is a serial entrepreneur, digital leader & NED. She presently leads the Digital
Business Transformation programme at Carlsberg group, as Chief Digital Officer. She joined Carlsberg as a full-time Executive after 2-years serving on Carlsberg’s board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Her last startup, MyShowcase, was named by the Sunday Times as one of the 15 fastest-growing start-ups in the UK in 2016. The business was acquired by Miroma Group in Feb 2018. Nancy serves as a NED at Flutter (FTSE 100), Allegro (€10Bn market cap, the ‘Amazon’ of Poland and CEE) and Bango PLC (AIM-listed payments business). She chairs the Nomination and Remuneration committee at Bango and is a member of the Risk & Audit committees (Flutter) and Remco + Audit (Allegro).

From 2012-16, Nancy was a NED at TelecityGroup [FTSE 250], one of Europe’s most successful technologies companies, with data centres in 14 European markets. The business was sold to Equinix for £2.35bn in January 2016.

Nancy has worked in the digital industry for over 20 years, including launching Conde Nast online in 1996, overseeing Telegraph Media Group’s Digital business and developing the Fashion & Beauty market leader, between 2001- 2006, leading to a successful sale to Hearst Corporation in 2006.

Nancy lives in Copenhagen and London with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Daniel Rowles, Programme Director, Imperial College Business School

Session 8: 3pm

Daniel is a Programme Director for Imperial College Business School, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, CEO of and founding director of the Digital Leadership Programme.

He is also the voice of the Digital Marketing Podcast, a worldwide top-ten business podcast, and an award-winning author for publisher Kogan Page (Mobile Marketing, Digital Branding, Building Digital Culture, Podcast Marketing Strategy) whose books have been translated into 12 languages.

Daniel has helped organisations of all types to use digital effectively, working with a wide range of businesses, from start-ups through to global clients like the BBC, Sony, Google, Tesco, Vodafone, Mercedes, Barclays and many more.

Stephan Thoma, Talent Advisor, Coach & Ex-Googler

Session 8: 3pm

Stephan Thoma was Global Director of Learning & Development with Google for nearly 8 years, where his focus was on ensuring the learning agenda supported Google scale for the future whilst retaining and building its innovative and distinct culture. In this role, Stephan’s was the only non-US based member of his function’s Leadership team.

He left in 2014 and nowadays Stephan works independently providing strategic advisory and consultancy support to Exec’s and Business’s keen to address complex 21st Century people and growth organisational challenges. He’s passionate about supporting European Business’s scale and compete on a global scale, and major Companies refresh and renew through progressive Learning, People and Talent growth strategies. Originally an Engineer, he has previously held senior learning and talent development roles at Virgin Media, Cisco Systems and GE.

Friday,  23rd October

Joel Mills, CEO of Augment City

Session 9: 9am

“A champion for simulation and complex data visualization with a background as an Industrial Designer, Born and educated in the UK and moved to Ålesund, Norway (2002). Passionate about using elegant technology and human centre design to reduce cost, find better solutions, increase safety and improve quality of life. After running successful businesses, in 2013 he was asked to take over as the CEO of Offshore Simulator Centre (OSC), He transformed this business using simulation technology for the offshore oil industry as a key tool for virtual prototyping and has been focusing heavily on proving the value in simulation and driving the exponential growth of simulation with OSC at the forefront.

Only 1 year ago as well as running OSC he started a daughter company “AugmentCity” using the simulation and visualizing technology developed for the offshore industry and in tight cooperation of the United Nations smart cities program as a game changing tool for Smart cities. He is excited to see “where this new journey will take us”

Joel also holds the role as Vice Chairman on the UN ITU focus group for Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies (FG-AI4EE). As well as being a guest lecturer and exam Moderator at Norwegian University of Science and technology (NTNU), as well as board member of a number of other companies.

Our sponsors

We’d like to thank all our Jersey TechWeek sponsors listed below without whom we wouldn’t be able to stage such an ambitious programme of events.

There are still a small number of sponsorship opportunities available, so please get in touch if you want to be at the heart of what promises to be a week to remember.


Digital Design Challenge

Carey Olsen

Regulation and Jurisdictional Competition Session

C5 Alliance

Big Themes Shaping Fintech Session

Prosperity 24/7

Covid Digital Solutions Session


How is AI Benefitting Industry Session


Health Tech Transformation Session


Islands as a Testbed Session


Digital is the Economy Session

Marbral Advisory

Digital Creatives Session


Smart Island Session

Prosperity 24/7

TechAwards 2021


TechAwards 2021


TechAwards 2021 – Technology Student of the Year (Junior) Award


TechAwards 2021 – Technology Student of the Year (Senior) Award


TechAwards 2021 – Digital Leader of the Year Award


TechAwards 2021 – Technology Project of the Year Award


TechAwards 2021 – Digital Company of the Year Award


TechAwards 2021 – Digital Start-up of the Year Award

Kendrick Rose

TechAwards 2021 – Technology Teacher of the Year Award


TechAwards 2021 – Best use of Technology for Sustainability

IT Hardware Services

TechAwards 2021 – Security / Privacy Award of the Year

Jersey Finance

TechAwards 2021 – Technology in Finance Award

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