Diversity in Tech

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19 October 2022

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19 October 2022

Online 14:00 - 16:30

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About the Event

Diversity in Tech

As we observe Black History Month, it is important to acknowledge the current lack of diversity within the education IT sector – and find ways of addressing this. Improving the representation of marginalised groups in tech is not only a moral imperative; there are well documented benefits to workplace happiness and productivity in diverse environments, in which colleagues feel more comfortable and are less likely to conform to groupthink. 

Featuring guest speaker the Rt Hon. Stuart Lawrence – motivational speaker and author of Find Your Voice and Silence Is Not An Option – and Samuel Massiah, CIO at the University of Northampton, join us for this webinar exploring the challenges to under-represented groups in our sector, and the role we can all play in removing those barriers and ensuring our community reflects our wider society.




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Karen Bates

Deputy Chief Digital and Information Officer

London Business School

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Sammy Massiah


University of Northampton

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Rt Hon. Stuart Lawrence

Motivational Speaker and Author

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Devon Bryan

Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Carnival Corporation

Event Schedule



Welcome and introduction

Jason Parke, IT Labs Team Leader, University of Greenwich

Work the system or change the system?

Samuel Massiah, CIO, University of Northampton

Resetting minds!

Rt Hon. Stuart Lawrence, Motivational Speaker and Author



Open discussion