WXG is back
for a sixth year.
The original Web Expo Guildford was organised with the mission to build the kind of conference we'd want to attend ourselves, with great speakers, atmosphere and value.
The conference keeps growing and we're delighted to present the sixth WXG, bringing the schedule together into a larger scale one-day event.
Ideas shaping tomorrow.
Are we on the brink of a technical revolution?
What does the future hold? Our speakers discuss their area of digital expertise, as well as where opportunity lies to be truly innovative.
New technologies, products and services are raising fundamental questions over how we live, work and communicate.
Collaborating with industry leaders.
HEAD OF SLACK, UK
Stuart Templeton is Head of Slack in the UK, the collaboration platform for teams and workplaces across the globe. He has 20 years experience in the enterprise technology industry and has held senior roles at Salesforce, Tideway and SS&C. During his 10 years at Salesforce, Stuart held a variety of positions including Regional Vice President for Financial Services, where he helped guide customer focused innovation within banking, insurance and capital markets space.Stuart lives in Bucks with his wife, two children and the newest addition to the family - their Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Alice More O'Ferrall
DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, WWF INTERNATIONAL
As Digital Engagement Manager for WWF International, Alice is responsible for ensuring that WWF supporters share, love and engage with digital comms that inspire them to take real world action for our planet. Working on all things digital from social to chat bots, external partnerships, UX and more, Alice also speaks at conferences on how WWF approaches social and digital engagement.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION LEADER, IBM
Lindsay Herbert is an innovation expert whose first book 'Digital Transformation: Build your organisation's future for the innovation age' was published internationally last year through Bloomsbury. In her role at IBM, Lindsay directs major projects globally across every organisational sector, leading the creation of new innovations that sharpen the competitive edge for the world's largest companies. Lindsay regularly shares her insights about society's new relationship with digital technology and how it continues to redefine every aspect of our commercial and human service enterprise.
DEVICES, APPS & GADGETS SPECIALIST, PARKINSONS UK
When the agency Emma worked for redesigned Parkinson's UK website, she was diagnosed herself with early onset Parkinson's. She was just 29. Making it her mission to raise awareness and continue her life as planned, Emma now campaigns and shares her story, has published her own book and has featured in a BBC documentary on assistive tech, all whilst continuing a career as a Creative Director. In 2015 Emma won the CharityComms Inspiring Communicator award and in 2017 she was listed as one of MT's 35 women under 35. She has written for the Telegraph and Cosmopolitan and is a 3 time TEDX speaker.
FOUNDER AND CEO, FIGMENT PRODUCTIONS
Simon Reveley is Founder and CEO of Figment Productions, a media production company specialising in VR and interactive experiences. The Figment team has worked with VR technology for 10 years with corporate customers, museums and visitor attractions such as Wimbledon. Figment is also known for its work in theme parks, having produced the world's first fully dedicated VR rollercoaster Galactica at Alton Towers Resort, Derren Brown's Ghost Train at Thorpe Park Resort and Kraken Unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando. Their latest work The Great LEGO Race will open to the public later this year at LEGOLAND parks around the world.
DEVELOPER, TONIK ENERGY & FOUNDER, WOMEN IN TECH NOTTINGHAM
Jessica is a software developer with a strong interest in back-end development and all things monitoring. She originally found her passion for code while studying neuroscience, and since switching field hasn't looked back. Outside of development, Jessica is the founder of the Women In Tech Nottingham meetup group and has organised these events from 2015 to 2017. She is easily bribed with coffee & loves hearing about other people's experiences in technology.
GLOBAL DIRECTOR: DIGITAL MARKETING, BBC WORLDWIDE
Anna Rafferty is Global Director: Digital Marketing at BBC Worldwide. She is tasked with developing the BBC’s direct-to-consumer offerings, leading the company’s short-form and social content production unit BBC Worldwide Digital Studios, and driving the corporation’s reputation for digital innovation.
She joined BBC Worldwide from Pottermore, where she was Director of Product, Content and Creative. Prior to Pottermore, Rafferty spent 11 years at Penguin Books where she was MD for its Digital Division. She worked with major talent including Roald Dahl, Jamie Oliver, Stephen Fry and Penguin Classics amongst many others.
Following a Master’s Degree in Human-Centered Design from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chad has spent nearly twenty years at the intersection of product, design, brand and technology. In addition to co-founding Blurb, the creative publishing platform, he has led product and user experience within companies such as Method, Smart Design, and Education First. He contributed significantly to the growth of all of these organisations and these experiences led to his current role at MOO, where as Chief Product Officer Chad manages three pivotal teams: Physical Product Design, Product Management, UX Design and Research.
Digital Disruption Panel and exclusive Fireside chat.
Details to be released soon!
You will see all of the speakers with your ticket. We also provide food on arrival, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. There'll be plenty of time to break from the talks and meet other attendees. And don't forget the conference afterparty!