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CxO day

CXO Day Saturday Sunday

 

Where: City University (map)

 

When: Friday 3rd March, 9.00am start.

This event is primarily aimed at business leaders who provide Drupal services (i.e web development agencies, training companies etc). Speakers throughout the day will present their topic with food and drinks to discuss and network during the day.

Benefits for CTOs, CMOs, COOs, CEOs, Technical Directors, Marketing Directors and Senior Decision Makers:

  • Understand how leading organisations leverage the many benefits of Drupal
  • Network with similar organisations in your sector
  • Learn directly from thought leaders via specific case studies

What past attendees say about the CxO day:

‘A highly successful day, many thanks to the DrupalCamp London team for a well executed event.’
- Paul D Johnson, CTI Digital.

‘The event was a huge success with a plethora of engaging sessions and workshops.’
- Piyush Poddar, Axelerant

‘I learnt so much at the CxO day, and got to network with some of the leading organisations in our sector.’
- Alex Elkins, Entrepreneurship Education Manager, City University of London

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Speakers

We've confirmed speakers for the day, which so far include:

CxO Day Speakers

Sarah Wood OBE

Unruly Co-Founder (CEO)

Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet.

91% of Ad Age 100 brands have trusted Unruly to connect with audiences at speed and scale across the Open Web. Unruly has a presence across 20 different locations, employs 300 people and was acquired by News Corp in September 2015.

Sarah has been voted Business Insider's #3 Coolest Woman in Tech, Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, Best CEO of the Year at The 2016 Europas Awards, City AM Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, and one of Ad Age's 20 Women to Watch in Europe. She is a member of Tech City’s Entrepreneur Advisory Panel, a Technology Ambassador for London and was awarded an OBE in June 2016.

Sarah is also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where she teaches a course in Mash-Ups, Memes and LOLitics: Online Video Culture and the Screen Media Revolution.

David Axmark

Co-founder of MySQL

David Axmark

David has been involved with free software since 1980 and has said he is committed to developing a successful business model using free open source software. During early 2010 David made a Series A financing for OrangeHRM, "The World's Most Popular Open Source Human Resource Management Software". David is a director at OrangeHRM

David is a co-founder of MySQL and a champion of open source technology. On 4 December 2012, David Axmark, together with the other MySQL founders, Michael "Monty" Widenius and Allan Larsson, announced the MariaDB Foundation.

Ben Finn OBE

Co-Founder of Sibelius and CEO at Stealth Poker

Ben Finn

Ben Finn OBE is a software entrepreneur. He co-founded music software company Sibelius, the global market leader in its field, and Stealth Poker, which develops AI for poker. He also writes his own stock market analysis software, as well as composing and singing.

Barney Brown

Head of Digital at Cambridge University

Barney Brown

Barney Brown’s career in Digital Communications has been split between web development and communications teams spanning the education sector, the Forestry Commission and the music industry. As Head of Digital Communications at the University of Cambridge, Barney works in a team of three focussing on the production of guidelines and assets to aid in the management of thousands of websites and social media profiles.

The University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most successful universities, with an outstanding reputation for academic achievement and research. It was ranked in the top three in the recent QS World University Rankings and its affiliates have won more Nobel Prizes than any other university in the world. The University comprises more than 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions, as well as a central administration and 31 autonomous, self-governing colleges. The University has more than 11,000 staff and approximately 19,000 students.

Professor Andre Spicer

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Cass Business School City, University London

Andre Spicer

Andre Spicer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Professor Spicer has done work on organizational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organizational forms, space and architecture plays at work and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, seaports, universities, libraries, media organizations, and new social movements.

He is a frequent commentator in the global media outlets such as FT, CNN, BBC, CNBC, Channel Four, The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/profile/andre-spicer) , The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Times, Telegraph, Independent and many others. He has worked with a range of large organisations including Barclays, City of London Corporation, Skandia Old Mutual, BNY Mellon, Transport for London, IBM, Ford, UK Houses of Parliament and InterSpa (Austria). He is invited to give speeches in range of settings like the UK House of Lords, the European Commission, the Mansion House, Occupy London and at universities around the world.

He is author of The Stupidity Paradox a book which tackles head-on the pros and cons of functional stupidity, exposing what makes a workplace mindless, why being stupid might be a good thing in the short term but a disaster in the longer term, and how to make your workplace a little less stupid by challenging thoughtless conformity

Paul Reeves

Reevo UN Limited

Paul Reeves

Paul Reeves is a creative web developer with over 18 years experience in commercial and corporate environments. He has worked at Senior, Lead and Technical Director level for the likes of Ginger Media Group, Time Inc. and Viacom, building the online presence for brands such as MTV, NME, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TFI Friday, Paramount Channel, Wallpaper* and Virgin Radio.

Running order

Running order is to be confirmed but so far the day is planned as below.  

9.00am Registration

Arrive from 9am to register and receive your name badge (as well as a Drupal Camp London 2017 t-shirt). Then settle in with breakfast before the day begins.

9.30am - 10.30am: Speaker 1

10.35am - 11.35am: Speaker 2

1.40am - 12.40pm: Speaker 3

Lunch break: 12.45pm - 1.45pm

A hot lunch will be provided and give you a chance to chat to other attendees.

1.50pm - 2.50pm: Speaker 4

2.55pm - 3.55pm: Speaker 5

4.00pm - 5.00pm: Speaker 6

5pm Drinks

Drinks will be provided to end the day and allow you to ask any more burning questions as you drink with other attendees.

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Keynote Speakers

Matt Glaman

Matt Glaman

(Saturday keynote)

Matt Glaman is a developer at Commerce Guys. He is an open source developer who has been working with Drupal since 2013. He is author of the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook, maintainer of ContribKanban.com, and lover of Irish Whiskey.

Twitter: @nmdmatt

Jeffrey A 'JAM' McGuire

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

(Sunday keynote)

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire—Evangelist, Developer Relations at Acquia—is a memorable and charismatic communicator with a strong following at the intersection of open source software, business, and culture. He is a frequent keynote speaker at events around the world. He writes and talks about technology, community, and more on weekly podcasts and as a blogger on dev.acquia.com. This all helps satisfy his inner diva, which he also feeds with performances as a storyteller and musician.

Twitter: @horncologne

Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper

(Sunday closing keynote)

Danese Cooper currently serves as chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She also works in an open source role at PayPal. Previously she was Director of the Open Source Hardware Association and CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation. She had brief stint at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a consulting open source strategist. She has been involved with open source since 1999.

Twitter: @divadanese

CxO Day Speakers

Sarah Wood OBE

Unruly Co-Founder (CEO)

Sarah Wood

David Axmark

Co-founder of MySQL

David Axmark

Ben Finn OBE

Co-Founder of Sibelius and CEO at Stealth Poker

Ben Finn

Barney Brown

Head of Digital at Cambridge University

Barney Brown

Professor Andre Spicer

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Cass Business School City, University London

Andre Spicer

Paul Reeves

Reevo UN Limited

Paul Reeves

Sponsors

Diamond

CxO Day

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