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David Blake

Investment Executive, Development Bank of Wales

Hoodi Ansari

Director of Data Services

Pranksy .

Angharad Prys

Ed Evans

Director and Secretary, CECA Wales

Kate Evans

Associate – Construction, Energy and Projects, Capital Law

Professor Carol Featherton

Research theme leader Sustainable Transport, Cardiff University

Steve Ward

Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Transport for Wales

Nigel Morris

SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, Swansea University

Rhiannon Holtham

Senior Associate – Construction, Energy and Projects, Capital Law

Matt Jones

Welsh Government

Glyn Jones

Chief Digital Office - Welsh Gov

Sam Hall

Chief Digital Office - Welsh Councils

Justin Leese

Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Ogi

Joanna Swash

CEO, Moneypenny

Dr Andrew W Nelson

President & CEO, Creo Medical

Richard Barnett

David Rees

Simone Lowthe-Thomas

Severn-Wye Energy Agency

Rune Holst Johnsen

Manager of Customer Experience and Marketing Analytics, DNV

Matt Tanner

Architect & Developer Advocate, Dgraph Labs

Joseph Eftamandilos

Senior Consultant, Capventis

Owen Guy

Head of Chemistry, Swansea University

Max Munday

Director of Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Steve Whitby

Director, MicroLink Devices UK Ltd

Iwan Davies

Group Technology Director, IQE

Ali Anjomshoaa

Programme Manager, Compound Semiconductor Centre

Peter Smowton

Managing Director Institute of Compund Semiconductors, ICS, Cardiff Univeristy

Paul Meredith

Lead at Centre for Intergrative Semiconductor Materials, Swansea Univeristy

Andy Sellars

Strategic Development Director, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

Lord Gerry Grimstone

Minister for Investment for the Department for International Trade and BEIS

Jeromy Wells

CEO & Founder of Whispir

Deborah Colville

City Innovation Manager & Head of Smart Belfast, Belfast City Council

Jamie Cudden

Smart City Lead, Dublin City Council

Rob Jones

Co Founder of FanDuel & Flick

Gerhard Watzinger

Chairman of the Board, CrowdStrike

Professor Jared Torkington

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Lead

Dr Andrew Rickman OBE

CEO, Rockley Photonics

Aled Miles

CEO, Sauce Labs and Welsh Government Envoy

Steve Hasker

President and CEO of Thomson Reuters

Mark Drakeford MS

First Minister

Nicola McNeely

Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd and Member of Blockchain Connected Council

Jane Fellner

Managing Director, Loopster

Geraint Morgan

Open University

Satheesh Krishnamurthy

Open University

Christian Coates

Managing Director, Method4

George Hodgkins

Electronics Engineer, Creo Medical

Richard Lawrence

Head of Sales and Service Operations, Creo Medical

Shaun Preston

Senior Engineer, Creo Medical

Chris Hancock

Founder, Creo Medical

Jack Wilkinson-Dix

Energy Saving Trust Wales

Ian Tracey

Co-Founder, Anchored In

Tony Trussell

Creo Medical

Sina Yamani

Founder & CEO, Yoello

Stephen Quinn

Member of the Advisory Panel, W2 Global Data

Stephen Draycott

Creative, CryptoBuild

Edwin Ward

Chair, WX2 Group

Molly Iliffe

Principal Consultant, ERM

Dr Andrew Goodman

Director, Pontio Innovation, Bangor University

Dr Tanya Trajkovic

CEO, Cambridge Microelectronics Ltd

Iain Mansfield

Finance & Strategy Director, Principality Building Society

Itoro Liney

Data Science and Analytics manager at Principality Building Society.

Louise Rogerson

Chief Operating Officer, Howz

Dr Otar Akanyeti

Lecturer in Computer Science, Aberystwyth University

Helen Jones

Director of Research Business and Innovation, Aberystwyth University

Brian O’Flynn

Director, Capventis

Matt Brown

Head of Customer Engagment, Capventis

Anwen Phillips

Business Engagement Adviser, Gyrfa Cymru

Gareth Davis

Process Engineer, Costain

Jacques Bonfrer

Founder, Bot-Hive

Dai Lewis

Innovation Manager, ORE Catapult

Isabel Sargent

Senior Research Scientist, Ordnance Survey

Tashi Gyaltsen

Business Engagment & Development, Swansea University

John Frankish

Head of Digital Transformation & Business Change, Aneurin Bevan University of Health Board

David Sullivan

Lead Data Scientist, Starling Bank

Darren Wallace

CTO, CDSM Interactive Solutions

Andrew Tuite

Business Advisor, Business Wales

Miranda Bishop

Business Wales Growth Advisor, Business Wales

Kris Hicks

Relationship Manager, Business Wales

John Glennane

Managing Director, Capventis

Simon Pridham

Managing Director, Aspire2Be

Ross Gregory

Director, Perago

Tim Daley

Director, Perago

Nigel Roberts

Director for International Business Dev & Commercialisation, iVapps Smart Valve Solutions Ltd

Carl Griffiths

Seed Fund Manager, Development Bank of Wales

John Hewson

Service Manager – User Experience and Future Services, DVLA

Juliette Souliman

VC Investor, MMC Ventures

Martin Hyden

Partner & Trade Mark Attorney, Wynne Jones

Daniel Swako

Founder, Ship Shape VC

Piotr Pisarz

CEO and Co-Founder, We Are Uncapped

Nigel Lombard

CEO, Peppercorn AI Group

Gareth Rees

Snr Automative & Mobility Solutions Manager, SwissRe

Steve Dukes


Matt Penneycard

Partner, Ada Ventures

Rohallah Ghasemi

Lead Investment Manager, SFC Capital

Dr Melanie Goward

Investment Director, Maven Capital Partners

Daisy Onubogu

Head of Network & Communications, BACKED VC

Gino Brancazio

Entrepreneur Engagement Manager, Tech Nation

Paul Morris

Investment director, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)’s venture capital unit

Duncan Gray

Deputy Fund Manager, Development Bank of Wales

Bethan Bannister

Senior Manager, British Business Bank

Minyi Soon

Head of Product, Ziglu

Jack Davies

Researcher, nChain

Professor Arman Eshraghi

Professor of Finance and Investment, Cardiff University

Paul Weathersby

Managing Director, Talent Ticker

Oliver Hayman

Head of Customer Delivery, AMPLYFI

Michael Newton

Data & Analytics Director, PwC

Henry Dixon

Chairman, Tidal Range Alliance

Chris Williams

Head of Development UK and New Markets, DP Energy

Sarah Livett

Morlais Project Officer, Menter Mon

Tim James

Director of Energy Development, Port of Milford Haven

Jess Hooper


John Chapman

Chief Engineer, Marine Power Systems

Dr Martin Edlund

Chief Executive Officer, Minesto

Madeline Cowley

Project Manager, Bombora Wave Power

John Meagher

Director, Nova Innovation

Manon Kynaston

Marine Energy Project Coordinator, Marine Energy Wales

Jay Sheppard

Project Manager, Marine Energy Wales

Tim Warren

Director, Blackfish Engineering

David Glasby

Research Assistant, Swansea University

Charlotte Wood

Business Development and Marketing Manager, Mainstay Marine Solutions

Will Webberley

CTO, Simply Do

Sorcha Mulligan

Founder, SME Chain

Gavin Powell

Operations Principle, QPQ

Dr Cerian Jones

Chair, Blockchain Connected

Professor Richard Marsh

Professor, Cardiff University

Professor Hywel Thomas

Professor of Civil Engineering, Cardiff University

Professor Alan Guwy

Head of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre, University of South Wales

Professor Dave Worsley

Professor, Swansea University

Steve Keyworth

Director, Enviroment Systems

Joshua Western

CEO & Co-Founder, Space Forge Ltd

Tony Henderson

Co-Founder, Annwen Ltd

John Whalley

Chief Executive Co-Chair, Aerospace Wales Forum Space Wales Leadership Group

Benoit Grand-Perrin


Yulia Cherdantseva

Lecturer National Software Academy, Cardiff University

John Elder

Senior ICS/OT Cyber Security Consultant, Thales

Dene Yandle

Automation Industrial Controls Engineer, Thales

Peter Davies

Director of Security Concepts, Thales

Dr Alex Tarter

CTO-Cyber & Chief Cyber Consultant, Thales

Elin Williams

Social Media and Communications Officer, Disability Wales

Melin Edomwonyi

Design Director, Me Design

Jon Wood

Manager for Wales, Innovate UK

Sarah Bolt

CEO & Co-Founder, Forth & Forth Edge

Jayne Nation

Commercial Director, Wynne-Jones IP

Elizabeth East

HR Development Partner, Chwarae Teg

Ross Maude

Director of Digital, Companies House

Dr Laura Baker

Product Management & Development, Tata Steel UK

Stephanie Eden

Global R&T Cooperations and R&T Public Funding, Airbus Defence and Space

Sophie Broady

Head of Product Developement, DVLA

Nicola Barnes

Principal Developement Manager, Companies House

Rosie Hines

Project Manager/Data Scientist, Tata Steel

Thomas Yehya

Software Engineer, Tata Steel

Kevin White

Process Control Manager, Tata Steel

Tim Rutter

Head of Internal Communications Wales, Tata Steel

Stephen Barclay

Manager Business Information Management, Tata Steel

Nick Reeks

Director IT, Vendor Managment, Tate Steel Europe

Chris Barron

Director Gas Networks and Storage, Costain

Kathryn Hallett

Head of Welsh Government, Dublin Office

Mark Lewis

Commercialisation Manager, Welsh Government

Howard Rupprecht

Director of Strategic Development (Europe), Rockley Photonics

Sarah Zhang

Aviation Digital Sales Lead and Principal Software Engineer, Costain

Professor Wyn Meredith

Director, Compound Semiconductor Centre

Professor Michael Wale

Professor of Integrated Photonics, University College London

Pars Mukish

Business Unit Manager, Yole Développement

Chris Meadows

Director, CSconnected

Dr Ben Calvert

Deputy Vice Chancellor Executive, Univeristy of South Wales

Stephanie Wilbraham

Market & Business Development Leader – Genomic Testing, PerkinElmer

Darryn Quayle

HMG Mining Engineer, British Government

Dr Simon Hart

Chief Technology Innovation Officer, YASA

Helen Stockton

Research Manager, NEA

Callum Kershaw

Information Security Manager @ Fujitsu.

Julie-Ann Haines

Chief Executive, Principality

Katherine Bennett CBE

High Value Manufacturing Catapult;

Simon Elam

Principal Research Associate, UCL Energy Institute

Chloe Seaton

Ethical Hacker Associate, PwC

Clayton Jones

Programme Manager, CEMET

Matthew Smith

Commercial Manager, CEMET

Robert Norris

Chief Technology Officer, Dwr Cymru

Louise Harris

Co-founder, TramshedTech

Jon Paxman

Senior Researcher, 2020health

John Griffiths

CTO & Director, Safehouse Technology

Fflur Lawton

Head of Public Affairs, Smart Energy UK

Dr Elliott Davies

Patent Attorney, Wynne Jones

Martin Leigh

Director, Grafmarine

Sarah Sands

Former editor of Radio 4's Today Programme and London Evening Standard

Anasol Pena-Rios

Research Specialist, BT

Dr James Abbey

Martin McHugh

CEO, CSA Catapult

Dave OudeNijeweme

Head of Technology Trends, Advanced Propulsion Centre

Amar Abid-Ali

Chief Commercial Officer, CSA Catapult

Will Drury

Challenge Director, Driving the Electric Revolution

Mike Jennings

Associate Professor, Engineering, Swansea University

Robert Harper

RF/Power Manager, Compound Semiconductor Centre

Jonathan Holman-White

Vice President, R&D, Control Techniques Ltd

Dr Graham Bruce

Electronics Specialist, Rolls Royce

Dr John Lincoln

Chief Executive, Photonics Leadership Group

Professor Caroline Gray

Director, OpTIC Technology Centre

Mike Walker

Project Administrator, CPE

Jon Mowat

NBD & European Sales Manager, Spectrum Technologies

Huw Parry

Director, Steam Bio

Professor Tony Davies

Professor, USW

Jon Davies

NBD & Engineering Manager, Spectrum Technologies

Professor Tom Johnson

Research Fellow, CPE

Hazel Hung

Business Development Manager, CPE

Carole Eccles

Business Development Manager, CPE

John Whalley

Chief Executive for Aerospace Wales Forum & Co-Chair for Space Wales Leadership Group

Priya Guha

Venture Partner at Merian Ventures

Louise O'Shea

CEO of

Kate Bache

Founder of Health and Her

Martin Harper

UKI Innovation Lead at Avanade

Barry Maybank

Senior Director UKI & Europe at Avanade

Catherine Mort

Bioeconomy Consultant, KTN

Jim Woodger

General Manager at LanzaTech UK

Jon Maddy

Director of the Hydrogen Centre at University of South Wales

David Jukes

Programme Development Director at Costain

Tony Parton

Managing Director at CR Plus

Stephen Thornton

PGPA Manager at Valero Energy Corporation

Bruce Adderley

Challenge Director for Innovate UK

Sam Preece

Partner at ERM

Dr Paula Carey

Technical Director for Carbon8 Systems

Professor Jeremy Hall

Director of Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute for Cardiff University

Robin Davies

Chief Business Officer for Magstim Inc. & Ltd

Rupert Jones

Managing Director for Reinshaw

Trudy Norris-Grey

Chair for WISE

Sarah Williams-Gardener

CEO for Fintech Wales

Faheem Azhar

Steering Group Member and International Strategic Advisor for CyberWales

Leanne Davies

Lecturer in Cyber Security and Computing for Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Chris Roberts

CEO of Cybata

Kerry Beynon

Head of Commercial Corporate for RDP Law

Clare Johnson

Partnerships and Outreach Manager (Digital and STEM) Executive for University of South Wales

Jason Davies

Director for Pervade Software

John Davies

Co-founder and Chair for Cyber Wales

Stuart Criddle

Ethical Hacking Lead for PwC

Professor Dean Harris

Founder and Director of Cansense

Professor Steve Conlan

Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology for Institute of Life Sciences, Swansea University

Dr Louise Jones

Knowledge Transfer Manager of KTN

Rachel Stelmach

Creative Technology and Combined Arts National Officer for Disability Arts Cymru

Leigh Davies

Co-Founder of Pyka

Jorge Lizalde

Owner of Studio Cano

Alison John

Co-Founder and Producer for Yellobrick

Hannah McPake

Co-Founder of Gagglebabble & Associate Artist for Theatr Iolo

Vicki Sutton

Project Manager for Creative Cardiff

Greg Mothersdale

Producer for Creative Cardiff

Rebecca Hardy

Director and Creative Lead of Edge 21

John Giwa-Amu

Owner of Goodgate Media

Jo Pearce

CEO and Creative Director of Bright Branch Media

Sharon Henley

CPO of Coincover

Dr Imtiaz Khan

Reader in Data Science for Cardiff Met

Nish Kotecha

Co-Founder & Chairman of Finboot

Jill Kaur CTA

Senior Associate of Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

Avril Lewis MBE

Managing Director, Technology Connected

David Butress

Former CEO & Venture Partner, Just Eat & 83North

Dan Swygart

CEO and Founder of Alpacr

Eamon Tuhami

Founder of X8IQ

Alison Ettridge

CEO of Talent Intution

Michelle Hitches

MEECE Project Manager, ORE Catapult

Magnus Harrold

Innovation Manager, ORE Catapult

Andrew Beaney

Managing Consultant, Box UK

Will Roberts

Managing Director, WebBox

Professor Tom Crick MBE

Professor of Digital & Policy

Gruffydd Weston

Welsh and English language User Researcher

Lee Jones

Head of Welsh Language service

Colin Batten

Investments, Development Bank of Wales

Alex Leigh

Senior Investment Executive, Development Bank of Wales

Adam Hadley

Director for Tech Against Terrorism

Dr Erin Saltman

Director of Programming for Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

Neil Sandford

Welsh Government

Gareth Williams

VP, Secure Communications and Information Systems (SIX) UK

Professor Stuart MacDonald

Professor of Law Director of the University’s Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC)

Gareth Davies

University of South Wales

Professor Pete Burnap

Professor of Data Science & Cybersecurity

Professor Rob Rolley

Marie Caruso

Arcannum Cyber Security

Peter Sueref

CTO of Empirisys

Andrew Peters

Managing Director of Siemens Digital Industries

Rob McCargow

Director AI

Carol Fletcher

Head of Academic & Research Partnerships

Dr Sarah Louisa Birchley

Professor / Director of International Exchange

Rhys Griffiths

Open University

Lyndon Faulkner

Executive Chairman of Pelican Product

Andrew Williams

CEO of Halma plc

Warren East

CEO of Rolls Royce

Sally Meecham

CEO for Digital Public Services

Sameer Rahman

Director of Insight, Royal Mint

Tessa Clarke

Co-founder and CEO of Olio

Ciaran Martin

Founder of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre

Dr Paul Ellsmore

Programme Manager, ORE Catapult

Saul Young

Operations Manager,Marine Energy Wales

Jamie Colquhoun

Transport Energy and EV Adviser, Costain

Ben Burggraaf

Welsh Water

Andrea Green

Business Development Director for Transportation, Costain

Mark Makin

Managing Director, Spontza

Mike Hawkes

CTO, Capventis

Carwyn Edwards

Senior Consultant, Capventis

Professor Edmond Prakash

Professor Jon Platts

James Harvey

Division Director, DevOpsGroup

Shannon Booth

Graduate, Principality Building Society

Rowena Morgan

Programme Manager, Welsh Contact Centre Forum Ltd

Matthew Turner

Industry and External Engagement Manager, Cardiff University

Viv Buckley

Vice Principle, Bridgend College

Jessica Leigh Jones

Chief Executive Officer, iungo Solutions

Lisa Connolly

Business Engagement Advisor, Careers Wales

Anna Webb

Head of SOC, Thrid Space

Nia Davies

Managing Director, Davlec Ltd

Sean Smith

Founder and Director, Micron Agritech

Professor Mariecia Fraser

Professor of Agrioecosystems, Aber University

Luke Tyler

Agritech Manager, Tech Tyfu

Dr Dylan Gwynn Jones

Reader, IBERS

Dr Rebecca Charnock

Industrial Research Development Manager, AberInnovation

Dr Michael Squance

Science & Tech Director, Terravesta

Geraint Hughes

Co Founder, Dewin Tech

Dr Stephen Christie

CEO, Agxio

Paul Billings

Managing Director, Germinal GB

Alison Kingston Smith

Chair, IBERS

Dr Rhian Hayward MBE

CEO, AberInnovation

Dr Anthony Soroka

Senior Project Officer, Cardiff University

Gwion Williams

Senior Oerations Manager - SMART Innovation, Welsh Government

Dr Andy Rees OBE

Head of Waste Strategy Branch , Welsh Government

Brian Mayne

Chair, CIWM Cymru

Dr Marianna Marchesi

Lecturer in Architecture Design, Cardiff University

Bettina Gilbert

Programme Manager, WRAP Cymru

Dawn Lyle

Founder & Chair, 4theRegion

Phil Sutton


Rosalie McMillan

Founding Director, Smile Plastic

Angus Grahame

Founder, Splosh

Jane Hall

Director, Green Edge

Mike Wilson

Executive VP, Global Logistics Manufacturing Services and Latin America, DSV Solutions

Rebecca Colley-Jones

Circular Economy Project Manager, PCEP

Ellen Petts

Founder, Greenstream Flooring

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