2019 Speakers

Rachel Higham
Managing Director of IT, BT
Rachel has spent the past 23 years driving IT transformation and launching new products and services for great companies such as ABN Amro, M&S Money, HSBC, ACE Group and Vodafone.  She has spent much of her working life overseas in NA, LATAM, ASPAC and Europe. Rachel joined BT in December 2015. As Managing Director for IT she leads BT’s global IT organisation and is responsible for the design, build, run and transformation of the platforms that support all BT’s consumer and enterprise customer journeys and provide insight. Rachel is passionate about improving gender diversity in STEM and leads BT’s TechWomen programme that has helped 1,500 women build courage and capability.  She is a previous WoF Mentor of the Year award winner and named by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 global champions of women in business. Rachel believes in the power of art and technology to transform society and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of FACT, a charity dedicated to enriching lives and shaping the future through Film, Art and Creative Technology.  
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