2018 Speakers

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE
President, techUK
Jacqueline is one of the UK's most senior figures in tech. She is the President of techUK and the President of the Digital Leaders board. She sits as a non-executive director on the board of UK technology business, Rightmove; on the board of Costain, and was recently appointed to the board of the online retailer, AO World. Jacqueline is a member of the government’s panel to review Post-18 Education and is an advisor to fast-moving tech businesses. She was awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology in 2018.  
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Jacqueline de Rojas CBE
President, techUK