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.
To find out more about what Stuart will be talking about, take a look at our get to know the speakers blog post
HEAD OF MARKETING AT OUTLIER VENTURES
Matt is the Head of Marketing and Operations at leading blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology focused VC firm, Outlier Ventures.
Matt is one of the leading speakers on how Blockchain technology will revolutionise the digital world as we know it, exploring the emerging blockchain paradigm, and how it is impacting AI, IoT and smart cities. He is passionate about building enthusiastic and committed teams, and is applying this to the operations of Outlier as it grows, as well as developing their increasing network of commercial, academic and developer communities.
A regular writer and speaker, he has contributed insight and analysis to marketing and business titles such as Campaign Magazine, The Drum, The Times and the Financial Times.
HEAD OF INNOVATION, ADAM&EVEDDB
Karen Boswell is Head of Innovation at adam&eveDDB and known across the industry as a change enabler. She helps brands and organizations evolve their marketing from both a strategic and implementation perspective, weaving together people and ideas to create and maintain cultures of innovation and agility. adam&eveDDB is Campaign’s Agency of the Year for the past 4 years, AdAge’s International Agency of the Year 2017, holders of the last 3 IPA Effectiveness Grands Prix and the Top UK Agency at Cannes every year since 2014.
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.
To find out more about what Simon will be talking about, take a look at our get to know the speakers blog post
DEVELOPER, UNIDAYS & 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.
To find out more about what Jessica will be talking about, take a look at our get to know the speakers blog post
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.
CXO (Chief Experience Officer) at Babylon Health
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 previous role at MOO, where he was Chief Product Officer Chad managing three pivotal teams: Physical Product Design, Product Management, UX Design and Research.
To find out more about what Chad will be talking about, take a look at our get to know the speakers blog post
Futurist and Co-founder of ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING
A futurist with an artist's eye and an inventor’s mind, Monika prototypes culturally diverse, socially and environmentally engaged future world designs for technology companies, and cities.
Monika's work consists in connecting bleeding edge technological innovation with some of the world's most original creative visions. She is also a co-founder of ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING, an agency & a platform for prototyping futures.
In mind-bending talks, Monika leads audiences on a journey through what could be. She takes the most cutting-edge digital concepts and places them squarely in our material world, opening our eyes to a future where we live with, in, and around technology much more deeply than we do today.
Robert Belgrave chats to Nigel Gwilliam about Computational Propaganda such as the Facebook scandal, and the alleged Russian involvement in western politics through Social Media.
Friends of WXG
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!