About the day
Our CxO day is primarily aimed at business leaders who provide or make use of Drupal services (i.e web development agencies, training companies, clients etc), but naturally everyone is welcome. Throughout the day we'll have speakers talking about their experiences working with Drupal and Open Source technologies in their sector(s) or personal life. With a hot food buffet for lunch and a free drinks reception at the end of the day you'll also have ample time to network with the other attendees.
The CxO day takes place at City, University of London.
08.30 - 09.30: Registration and breakfast
09.20 - 09.30: Introduction to the day, Alex and Leon
09.30 - 10.15: Drupal Association - Megan
10.15 - 11.00: University of Cambridge, Barney Brown, Head of Digital Comms
11.00 - 11.30 Tea/Coffee break
11.30 - 12.15: Speaker 3
12.15 - 13.00: Warchild UK, Head of Digital Dave O’Caroll
13.00 - 14.00: Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Bossa studios, Roberta Lucca
15.00 - 16.00: Caffe Nero co-founder Paul Ettinger
16.00: Drinks and networking
Our confirmed speakers are:
Paul (Pablo) Ettinger
Caffe Nero co-founder, TALENTBANQ
One of founding team of Caffe Nero Paulnow works part time for Caffe Nero (predominantly building the extensive music programme. He is a founder investor and Chairman of Streetlife.com, the UK’s fastest growing community social network which has over 1.5m users and was recently sold to Nextdoor.com an American tech unicorn. He is also an active angel investor and sits on the Board of a number of tech businesses as well as the family business, Ettinger of London a fast growing designer/manufacturer of luxury leather goods. More recently he co-founded TALENTBANQ, a music business focused on live music production and developing the careers of unsigned musicians. Whilst not working Paul mentors young entrepreneurs, skis competitively and plays jazz piano.
Megan (Byrd) Sanicki
Providing leadership for one of the largest open source Projects with over 95,000 active community members. In our mission to support the Drupal Project, the Association unites our global open source community to build and promote Drupal. We do this primarily by using our two main resources: Drupal.org, the center of our community’s interactions, with 2 million unique visitors a month; and DrupalCon, which hosts over 6,000 attendees a year and provides the critical in-person acceleration of ideas. Both foster the contribution journey that makes amazing software, and the evaluator’s adoption journey that encourages people to use Drupal across industries to create amazing things. Achieving our mission helps the community thrive into the future and realize their Drupal dream.
University of Cambridge, Head of Digital Comms
Barney Brown’s career in Digital Communications has been split between web development and communications teams spanning the education sector, theForestry Commission and the music industry. As Head of Digital Communications at the University of Cambridge, Barney works in a team of ten focussing on the production of guidelines and assets to aid in the management of thousands of websites and social media profiles.
Warchild UK, Head of Digital
Responsible for all our digital communications channels (website, social media, emails), creative content and design and overall digital strategy. I've been working in the charity sector for nearly 10 years and I still love it.
Bossa studios, Serial Entrepeneur and BAFTA Award winner
BAFTA winning Entrepreneur. Chief Evangelist. Board Director. Change catalyst. Speaker. Curious explorer. Co-Founder of Bossa Studios (multi-million $ revenue games Scaleup) and BOLDR (part game, part AI virtual coach). Former Computer Scientist, Marketer and Product Manager. Built and launched over 20 digital/mobile products and games over the last 15 years. Love for the new, experimentation, leadership and self-improvement. My forte is to create original products, concepts and movements from scratch while inspiring people to make things happen and be bold every day.