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May 18, 2021updated 25 Jun 2021 8:52am

Tech Monitor Live: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders – Register now

What are the competencies, capabilities and innovations which will define tomorrow's tech leaders? Digital, tech, IT and innovation leaders will speak at Tech Monitor Live event on Thursday 24 June.

By Edward Qualtrough

Digital, business and technology professionals are invited to join a Tech Monitor Live forum on the afternoon of Thursday 24 June to hear from senior executives from Three, NewsCorp, Anthony Nolan, JLL and the Tech Talent Charter discussing capabilities, competencies and innovations which will shape future leaders in technology, digital and IT.

Belinda Finch, CIO at Three UK, Danny Attias, chief digital and information officer at Anthony Nolan, JLL CIO for EMEA, America and Asia Pacific Aftab Taylor, Tech Talent Charter CEO Debbie Forster, former NewsCorp CIO Sabah Khan Carter, and NewsCorp director of emerging technology Elena Corchero are among the keynote speakers sharing their expertise.

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Tech Monitor Live – Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders will take place on Thursday 24 June

‘Tech Monitor Live: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders’ is a forum for senior digital, business and technology professionals to get together in a virtual space to share presentations, ideas, innovations, initiatives and more with peers and industry leaders.

Leading CIOs Attias and Finch will also be joined by members of their tech teams to share a non-CIO perspective on the technologies, capabilities and competencies which will define tomorrow’s tech leaders.

Senior business, digital, technology, policy and IT professionals are invited to register to engage with the speakers, sessions and peers in New Statesman Media Group’s live events platform.


2pm – 2.30pm
Keynote interview – Technology leadership in 2021 and beyond
Belinda Finch, Three UK CIO
Zane Elmasri, Three UK programme coordinator

Belinda Finch was previously CIO and chief of staff at Centrica, before joining Three as chief information officer in September 2020. Responsible for the company’s digital and ICT strategy, Finch and her team are also delivering the final phases of the company’s transformation programme, and she will discuss the evolution of CIO and IT leadership roles in a business environment increasingly shaped by technology innovation.

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2.40pm – 3.20pm
Tomorrow’s world – How will AI and automation define next-generation CIOs and the future enterprise?
Sabah Khan Carter, NewsCorp CIO
Elena Corchero, NewsCorp director of emerging technology
The hype is now a reality: Tech Monitor’s 2021 Technology Leaders Agenda research has revealed that implementing AI and automation is one of the main priorities for the next 12 months, while CIOs and CTOs also responded they expected to increase investment in these areas significantly. This panel will investigate the extent to which tomorrow’s tech leaders will have to become automation and AI masters.

3.30pm – 4.10pm
Panel – Capabilities and competencies of Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders
Debbie Forster MBE, Tech Talent Charter CEO
Danny Attias, Anthony Nolan Trust CIO
Malgorzata Urban, Anthony Nolan director of product

The first iteration of the chief information officer – CIO 1.0 – was likely the leading IT expert with a C-level job title. Leading CIOs have added more skills and competencies, in particular, business and digital leadership, to their CVs, but what are the skills and competencies that will lead to success for Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders – and how will they develop diverse, multidisciplinary teams representing the true talent in the tech sector and society to best serve their customers?

4.20pm – 4.40pm
Keynote interview – The future of work and future leaders
Aftab Taylor, JLL CIO, Geographies
Aftab Taylor is responsible for technology operations across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific at commercial property giants JLL. He will discuss the company’s involvement in designing and delivering workspaces of the future, and share his thoughts on the role of tech leaders in future working initiatives. Spending a large part of his career bridging the gaps between technology, data and the business, Taylor leads the strategy and delivery of JLL’s data and technology initiatives and will discuss the technology innovations and competencies which will shape the future of work and future of tech leadership.


Belinda Finch is chief information officer at Three UK, having previously been CIO at Centrica Group, and transformation and digital director at Vodafone. She is passionate about dispelling the myth that there are significant barriers to entry for women in technology, and is an advocate of using exercise to increase productivity, efficiency and peace of mind. She was the only female COBOL programmer at her company in the mid-90s fixing various issues related to the Millennium Bug. Belinda is joined by Three UK programme coordinator in the technical delivery function, Zane Elmasri.

Debbie Forster MBE is an award-winning figure in the areas of diversity, tech, innovation and education. She is a portfolio consultant and coach and is co-founder and CEO for the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective working to deliver greater inclusion and diversity in the UK tech workforce. Debbie is a trustee for the British Council, serves on the Institute of Coding’s Diversity Board and serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council and its Money and Pensions Service advisory board.

Danny Attias is chief digital and information officer at the Anthony Nolan Trust, accountable for all aspects of the charity’s digital, data and technology strategy and delivery. Part of the executive leadership team, he is passionate about utilising innovative technology to enrich the lives of all the people who are a part of making Anthony Nolan great. Recognised by his peers and an independent panel as the 2020 CIO 100 leader, Danny has been an early adopter and strong proponent of cloud-based services, agile project delivery and the use of analytics to create success. Danny is joined by Anthony Nolan director of product, Malgorzata Urban.

Elena Corchero is NewsCorp director of emerging technology. A multi-award-winning inventor, strategist, product designer and MIT Media Lab researcher, Corchero works at the intersection of business and tech innovation.

Aftab Taylor is JLL EMEA CIO – he has experience in technology, analytics and data roles spanning Brazil, Hong Kong, India and the US, and learned his trade in the global banking sector as the industry was undergoing technological change. Previously UK and Ireland CIO at JLL, Taylor spends a large part of his career bridging the gaps between technology, data and the business, and now leads technology operations globally driving a consistent and intuitive user experience across regions.

Sabah Khan Carter was CIO of Enterprise Systems for NewsCorp. Previously she was CIO of Global Operations and led strategic relationships with technology partners and social media platforms.

Tech Monitor Live will be exclusively for senior business, digital, technology, policy and IT professionals on the afternoon of the event, but the sessions will subsequently be opened and made available on-demand to all.

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