Keynote Speaker

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

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President@techUK | President@digileaders | Co-Chair@Institute of Coding

Non-Exec: Rightmove plc | Costain Group plc | AO World plc | Business Advisor & Mentor at Merryck

An advocate for diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Passionate about redressing the gender balance via advisory positions at @accelerate-Her and the @girlguiding association

In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame after being voted Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; she was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. She was presented with the 2017 Catherine Variety award for Science and Technology and the 2018 Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity. Awarded the Digital and Technology Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2019. Listen to her life and music choices on Desert Island Discs podcast March 2019.

Jacqueline was awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2018.

Happily married to Roger Andrews, they have three children and a baby grandson. Meditation and yoga is how she finds her balance…

Why do I support these awards? In a world where an algorithm decides whether you get a loan, a place at university or a job interview, we must care more about who designs and builds our technology. I believe diversity is the only way to ensure that we build a future that works for everyone. Let’s face it women hold up half the sky, so why is there only 17% of women in tech jobs?….#DiversityMatters