Meet the team
We work with an outstanding team of over 100 industry professionals, who are registered as mentors for our Digital Camp, Digital Incubator and Digital Academy programmes.
Founder & CEO
Elena Branet is passionate about connecting people, things and data in smart new ways. With over 25 years in technology,
Chi-Hung Foo has more than 25 years of experience delivering large scale system implementation or business transformation
Richelle Nicole Xavier-Burton
Planning & Promotion
After graduating with a Physics Masters degree from University of Warwick, Richelle entered the world of tech by joining a graduate scheme
Planning & Promotion
Laura Osborn is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft and final-year degree apprentice in Digital Technology Solutions. She is extremely
CEO ELECTRIC BOXX
Warwick is a serial entrepreneur with a 30 year track record building and exiting companies. He is currently Group CEO of Electricboxx – a
Richard is CEO of Elastacloud, who are pioneers in data, helping world-leading enterprises to drive sustainable growth through breakthrough
Founder and CTO of HUB
World Class Schools Board Member
Charlie’s experience has spanned the maintained, independent and international education sectors. He has held various academic, pastoral
Global Technology Director, Strategic Partnerships – Digital Natives at Microsoft
Marketing and business strategy executive
Revital Marom is a highly accomplished marketing and business strategy executive with a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Dr. Jonathan Beale
Dr. Jonathan Beale FRSA is a peak performance coach, researcher, consultant, writer, keynote speaker and educator whose research focuses
Dr. Iro Konstaniou
Iro is Head Of Research at Eton College. She is experienced in qualitative and quantitative research with a demonstrated history of
Dr. Michael Mannino
FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE
Michael is Chief Science Officer at the Flow Research Collective. He also serves as Director of Programs at the Institute for Data Science
Digital Academy instructors
A senior strategy manager with extensive product management, technology & industry experience in network & cloud based services.
Andy works in the Strategy team within Vodafone Business and is not only a senior leader in network engineering strategy, but also
is a brilliant storyteller. He spends a lot of time talking to technology companies about what the future holds, and turns this into a plan for product teams to follow.
Outside of work, he keeps busy -- his own words: “I try and keep fit by running (sometimes after my kids) and playing 5-a-side football, and then try and lose all my fitness playing on my Xbox.”
Jane Pitt began her career as a script writer for a television production company, but her love of technology and problem-solving drove her to
change career path. She established and built an IT support company for small businesses which she ran for five years, before selling the company in 2005 and moving into enterprise IT. Jane held a number of Engineering and Architecture roles prior to joining Microsoft in 2016 where she now works as a Senior Business Program Manager in the World Wide Learning organisation, helping customers future-proof the skills of their workforce. Alongside technology at Microsoft, Jane’s passion is promoting gender diversity. She regularly speaks at STEM events and has established a community, TechHer, to bring together women working in technology to educate and inspire each other.
We’re grateful for the amazing support from Vodafone, Microsoft, Elastacloud, Hub, and volunteers from the tech and business community. We are raising funds to enable us to launch an ongoing programme to support students to launch their own businesses.