Tech Leaders on Tour – Manchester

‘How to future proof your tech teams’. 

London Tech Leaders in partnership with Manchester Tech Festival will be hosting an event in Manchester on Thursday 27th June!

Come and join us for our first event in Manchester, marking a significant step in uniting the tech communities of both cities. This event aims to foster collaboration, share insights and drive innovation by bringing together the best minds from London and Manchester! Ensure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

As usual, there will be complimentary food & drinks provided and lots of opportunities for organic networking.

Deep-Dive Panel Discussion:

Our main event features a riveting panel discussion on ‘How to future proof your tech teams’ and what that means for leaders moving forward. There will be a focus on continuous learning, adaptability, diversity, encouraging ongoing education, embracing new technologies and promoting cross-functional collaboration. There will also be discussions around investing in diverse talent and leveraging automation to streamline processes. These are just some of the steps that will be reviewed and are steps that will keep your teams resilient and innovative. The panel discussion will be hosted by David Crawford.

Meet Our Confirmed Panelists so far:

David Crawford –  Host – NED for NHS & Fractional CTO at Ingredifind

David is a C-level tech leader with a background in leading scaled Product Development teams for Naked Wines, Camelot, Sky and BT, David has also driven Inclusion and Diversity initiatives.  David is now the Fractional CTO at Ingredifind. As well as his technology passion, David is a committed family man, part-time bee keeper and enjoys the occasional Malbec. David has been our event compere since the very beginning and has been a panel favourite ever since.

Lyubomira Dimitrova – Senior Director Technical Programme Management – Onfido

Lyubomira is a Senior Director of Technical Program Management at Onfido, an AI Identity Verification company. Throughout her career Lyubomira has delivered several end-to-end fraud preventative ML products and systems. She has expertise in scaling ML Operations to industrialise the ML product delivery. Lyubomira is passionate about scaling and developing technology organisations to enable them to develop ethical and sustainable AI systems for the future.

Luke Ashe-Browne – Director of Technology Consulting at WeShape

With over 20 years of experience in software engineering, DevOps, and technology architecture, Luke specialises in high-performance architectures across various sectors including social gaming, media, fin-tech, prop tech, e-commerce, and web/mobile apps. Throughout his career, Luke has excelled in leadership roles, encompassing team and department leadership, hiring, mentoring, and business case design. He brings extensive expertise in cloud architecture, with a focus on AWS and GCP, along with proficiency in Docker containerisation and Kubernetes.

His Specialties: DevOps, Docker containerisation, Kubernetes, AWS, GCP, Configuration Management, Virtualisation, Monitoring, Metrics, Logging, and a wide range of programming languages and technologies including PHP, Python, GoLang, Scala, JavaScript, NodeJS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, UniData, Java, and Linux administration.

Luke has worked in tech roles at: Appvia, GfK, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, British Pearl, ITV, DevOpsGuys, UK Ministry of justice, Blinkbox, Hailo, DotMobi, Atamia.

Nuria Manuel – CEO at Veriom 

Nuria is the Founder and CEO of Veriom, an application monitoring platform that specialises in auditing software systems using AI and she is a Software Quality Consultant working with SMEs. She has a robust background in product validation and reliability, control engineering, quality assurance, and data analysis within the engineering and technology sectors. Nuria is also an enthusiastic speaker on topics related to software quality, data and diversity in tech, and is featured in the Voices in the Shadow II book.

The Itinerary:

17:30 – Arrival, Networking with Senior Tech Leaders and a Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and music and vibes

18:30 – Event Start

1830 – 18:40 – Event Intro

18:40 – 19:30 – ‘How to Future Proof Your Tech Teams’ – Authentic, Honest and Inspirational Insights + Q+A

19:30 – Caribbean Kitchen – Traditional Jamaican cuisine with modern twist, drinks & networking

20:15 – Back into the Main Room for The Big Festival Agenda Reveal

20:30 – Open Mic – Take To The Stage for 60 Seconds and tell us about your business, a project or simply ask the room a question

21:00 – Venue booked for further drinks & networking (Founders Hall)


Please note that upon registering you will be asked to RSVP in order to get on the guest-list. If you can’t attend you must RSVP no. Failure to attend after RSVP’ing Yes can result in barring from future events.

This is an exclusive event for senior technology leaders only (C-suite/Head of/ Director), please note we reserve the right to withdraw registrations if deemed unsuitable by our team.

See our Attendance Policy for full details.

Event Speakers

LTL speaker - David Crawford

David Crawford

NED for NHS & Fractional CTO at Ingredifind

LTL speaker - Lyubomira Dimitrova

Lyubomira Dimitrova

Senior Director Technical Programme Management - Onfido

LTL speaker - Luke Ashe-Browne

Luke Ashe-Browne

Director of Technology Consulting - WeShape

LTL speaker - Nuria Manuel

Nuria Manuel

CEO - Veriom

Event Sponsors

Tech Leaders on Tour - Manchester sponsor
Tech Leaders on Tour - Manchester sponsor


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