The power of technology

Tuesday 31st March 2015

Town Hall, Brixton, SW2 1RW


The power of technology masterclass puts the spotlight on some of the most talented professionals transforming the technology industry. 

Meet innovators who are making advancements within the Digital sector. The evening will provide you with an opportunity to network and gain tips designed to give you the competitive edge. 


HOST – Garry Green Barrister


Jane Austin Head of UX at The Telegraph

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Jane is a user experience specialist with a particular interest in data, start ups and how UX works with Agile and Lean.

Currently her particular focus is on bringing user research into the design process and using prototypes to evolve design. 

Rashada Harry Specialist Sales at Vodafone Global Enterprise and Co-Director of “Your Future Your Ambition” (YFYA)


Rashada is responsible for driving fixed infrastructure business opportunities in a global capacity at Vodafone Global Enterprise. She possesses a strong track record of new business development, account management and consultative selling into Enterprise client organisations offset against aggressive sales targets (in excess of $50m). Prior to joining Vodafone she spent 10 years with Cisco where she worked as a global business development manager for EMEAR (Europe Middle East Africa & Russia).

She is co-Director of “Your Future Your Ambition” ( an initiative aimed at creating an awareness and encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds that studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at school, college or university can open doors to an array of careers.
Rashada was a STEM Leader finalist in the 2014 inaugural Black British Business Awards. 

John F Kennedy Brand Protection and Brand Management, IP, Marketing Chief, Marketing and Client Service Strategy at Wildbore & Gibbons LLP


John is a regular speaker on brand and marketing strategy as well as on the commercial aspects of Intellectual Property.

John’s expertise in branding and brand protection provides our clients with both a commercial and legal perspective on protecting and developing their brands.  John has particular expertise and experience in marketing and client service strategies in professional services firms.  

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Digital Marketing FIDM.

Sarah Talland Registered Trade Mark Attorney at Wildbore & Gibbons LLP


Sarah is a Trade Mark Attorney with particular expertise in international brands and UK/EU trade mark registrations.

Sarah studied the Trade Mark Practitioners Course at Nottingham Trent University and the Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice at Queen Mary, University of London.  Sarah read law at Cambridge. 

Sarah is a member of two ITMA committee working groups and is a member of ITMA.

Vinita Rathi Co Founder Systango & CodePunt, Women Who Code London Director and Google Women Techmakers Lead


Vinita is the Co Founder of Systango – an IT consultancy firm and a former VP at Goldman Sachs UK with 9 years of experience in varied roles in Information Technology.

She is the Co – Founder of SWIFT Developer Community and Women Who Code London Chapter Director.  Alongside this she runs a daily challenge website – www.CodePunt and is a Hands on developer and tech architect – well versed and experienced in Java, C Sharp, Objective C and now SWIFT.

Vinita codes in Ruby, Java, Scala, Python, PHP, Objective C, Swift, NodeJS, Go, Android and runs various projects end to end with anteam of Business Analysts, UI, UX folks and Quality Analysts.

Don Onwunumah Founder+Director at PigSty Alley Coders


Don is a hacker in every sense of the word. His work focuses on solving problems with technology. With over 20 years in Industry, he has a vast experience and knowledge to draw on. Through PigStyCoders, he has consulted for and advised many multi-nationals (TomTom, AO, Governments, Hedge Funds, etc) across various verticals such security, artificial intelligence, infrastructure and governance.

His work on mobile technology started before the smartphone became prevalent and continue to drive him, coupled with a love of open-source, he has had indirect influence on the global direction of the technology.

In the midst of all that, he is most at home working with the under-privilege and in how technology can lift some people out of poverty. He is currently running an African outreach program taking the raspberry pi to African cities, providing day long introductory courses on programming and electronics.

He is also running a private research team on Bitcoin-based technology and how it can be applied to low technology communities.

Elelta Demissie Founder of TechWench and Technical Support Specialist 

EleltaElelta has been in the technology sector for 13 years with experience and skills ranging from desktop support, sysadmin, project management (Prince2), service desk (ITIL), web development and more. 

Started off, at 20, in a junior IT support role and over the course of 9 years moved on to fulfil several roles in that department of system & server administrator, Business Analyst, Project Manager and in the end up as acting IT manager.

Elelta has worked for a large software developer & service provider in the financial sector as well as a contractor in the telecoms industry in a Quality Assurance and Quality Control role in an Agile web project.

Elelta launched & runs TechWench, a technology consultancy built to enable and empower people – mainly women – with their technology needs for businesses and personal projects.


The Panel will focus on:

  • Mobile app trends and ways to generate an income
  • Taking your business to the next level
  • Developing your tech skills
  • Boosting your brand on and offline
  • How to protect your digital IP
  • Tips on digital marketing
  • Legal advice for an online business from two city Lawyers
  • The support available to women running an online business
  • Getting the User Experience (UX) right (e.g. websites, intranets, applications, software)
  • Understanding digital IP and Copyright


Impact Hub

Impact Hub Brixton opened in April 2014 and is an innovative business incubator / working space.

The Impact Hub offers a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration and collaboration opportunities to grow SME’s.


6.00pm – 6.30pm Guests seated for discussion

6.30pm – 8.00pm Welcome, intro and panel discussion

8.00pm – 8.30pm Q & A

8.30pm – 8.45pm Close and depart


Contact: info(at)

07545 156 111 

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