Skills Matter - BeyondTech 2019

Hosted by Skills Matter - Evening Keynote Series - Developer Events

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BeyondTech is a new conference aimed at supporting discussions about the role of tech in society and our responsibilities around both the products we create and the environments in which we work.

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About our Keynotes:

Dennie Declerq
Dennie is president and developer at DDSoft nonprofit. He started his journey in software for people with disabilities in 2012 in a coaching center in Ostend. At this time he found solutions via apps and software to help people with disabilities to participate in their daily living and is the main believer and founder of DDSoft.

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya is a passionate advocate for engaging business with the community through technology to improve people's lives, and was honoured with an MBE in 2014's Queen’s honours list 'For services to the Creative Digital Industries and the community in Bristol'. Jaya set up social enterprise in 2016, to tackle slavery in supply chains. In 2018 TISCreport was a finalist for two anti-corruption technology awards and is arguably the world’s largest anti-slavery register.

Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies, Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. He led the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos for 10 years until December 2018.

Debbie Forster MBE
Debbie is a portfolio consultant and is co-founder and CEO for the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective which aims to deliver greater gender diversity in the UK tech workforce. Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year for 2016.

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