Thinking Differently – UK IT Leaders Community Day

Hosted by UK IT Leaders

Our first full day UK IT Leaders event in Leeds at The Queens Hotel – ‘Thinking Differently’.


Who we are…
UK IT Leaders is a community of Innovative Tech Leaders from across the UK created and governed by Innovative Tech Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders.

Keynote Speakers
Jamie Peacock MBE – LinkedIn

Thinking Differently/Leading in Sport

The extra mile
Hard truths
Know your team

Lara Vafiadis – LinkedIn

98 days alone on the Atlantic – Sharks, snacks, and solutions

Ultimate resilience
Problem solving
Coming back from the depths

Schedule of Events
8.30am – 9.15am Registration

9.15am – Welcome and Keynotes

Welcome and Introduction

Jo Drake and Laura Dawson
24 hours in Ransomware A&E – Littlefish
Keynote – Lara Vafiadis, Solo Atlantic Rower
Addressing Digital Poverty – Freddie Quek
10.45am – Refreshment / Networking Break

11.15am – Breakout Session #1 – 4 topics to choose from

Topic 1 – Ransomware – Myths, Legends and Horror Stories – Sophos
Topic 2 – An IT Leaders guide to implementing AI & Machine Learning – Audacia
Topic 3 – Quality is everyone’s responsibility – ROQ
Topic 4 – Sharpening your competitive edge using cloud: Unlock the full potential of cloud platforms – Expert Thinking
12.00pm – 13.15pm – Lunch

13.15pm – Keynote

AI and the future of IT support – Panel with Littlefish.

14.00pm – 14.45pm – Breakout Session #2

Topic 1 – Network Transformation for a Cloud-first Future – a Technology Director’s Story – Blake Morgan LLP and EveryCloud
Topic 2 – Are you ready for AI? Preparing your organisation for AI-driven success – Ensono
Topic 3 – Protecting Our People – Exploring the holistic impact of making big decisions on IT leaders and their teams – Darwin Technologies
Topic 4 – Demystifying the noise in secure global connectivity – GTT
14.45pm – Refreshment / Networking Break

15.15pm – 17.00pm – Quiz, Keynotes and Closing remarks.

Big Tech Quiz – Martin Crangle
Keynote – Jamie Peacock MBE, Thinking Differently/Leading in Sport Final
Comments and closing remarks – Jo Drake and Laura Dawson
17.30pm to late – Sponsored Charity Event

Evening event – Charity networking with food and drinks. In aid of Motor Neurone Disease and Action for Children.

It’s going to be fantastic to get so many of the UK IT Leaders together in one location, we really can’t wait.

AI & Machine Learning, Coding & Software Development, Cyber Security
Thinking Differently – UK IT Leaders Community Day
27th Sep 2023 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hosted by UK IT Leaders
The Queens Hotel, New Station Street City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ

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