London Tech Leaders #1

On the 12th November 2019 we launched our first London Tech Leaders event at the Telegraph office in Victoria.

The event saw two thought leadership talks, followed by an in-depth panel event.

Line-up and videos below:

6:45pm Introduction (London Tech Leaders and Telegraph Media Group)


7:00pm Speaker presentation 1

Mark Holt – Chief Technology Officer at Trainline

Building a culture of Innovation

Delivering new and disruptive technology requires an agile team which feels empowered and motivated to innovate. Mark Holt, CTO of Trainline, the leading independent rail and coach travel platform selling rail and coach tickets to millions of travellers worldwide, discusses his approach to developing and nurturing a best-in-class tech team.


7:30pm Speaker presentation 2

Florian Diederichsen – Chief Technology Officer at DAZN

Changing the Way the World Sees Sport

DAZN, the world’s largest sport streaming service, saw a gap in the market to launch before anyone else. Going live in 2016, it now has more subscribers in more countries with more rights, with more production capabilities, than anybody else. But how do you go about disrupting the sport industry with digital when it’s still largely bundled with legacy linear pay TV? What content mix do you need to be successful and how do you build a robust yet agile live streaming platform from scratch? Florian shares learnings from DAZN on its mission to achieve global sport streaming domination.


8:00pm Panel session

Compere – David Crawford – Ex Interim COO and NED – OST Modern

Steve Homan – CTO – MetaPack

Toby Wright – CTO – Telegraph Media Group

Rory Gibson – Interim CTO – CTO at Flashpack and Pulse (HSBC)

Florian Diederichsen – CTO – DAZN

Paul Shepheard – Managing Director, Head of Software Architecture & Engineering, Global Technology Infrastructure – JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Event Speakers

LTL speaker - David Crawford

David Crawford

NED for NHS & Fractional CTO at Ingredifind

LTL speaker - Florian Diederichsen

Florian Diederichsen

Executive Chairman - InPlayer

LTL speaker - Mark Holt

Mark Holt

CTO - Trainline

LTL speaker - Paul Shepheard

Paul Shepheard

Head of Software Engineering - JP Morgan

LTL speaker - Rory Gibson

Rory Gibson

CTO - Flash Pack + Pulse (HSBC)

LTL speaker - Steve Homan

Steve Homan

CTO - Metapack

LTL speaker - Toby Wright

Toby Wright

CTO - Telegraph

Event Location

Event Sponsors

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