Catalyst Conference London 2019 Announces First Round of Women in Tech Speakers

London has been a long time hot spot for international business and tech innovation. As a bustling metropolis it naturally attracts people with outside-of-the-box thinking and make-it-or-break-it philosophies. For these reasons Girls in Tech’s Catalyst Conference, the world’s most transformative conference for women in tech, is headed once more to the home of afternoon tea and black cabs. Catalyst Conference London 2019 will take place on 4 September at The Brewery.  All genders are welcome, from every corner of tech.

Get your early bird tickets now before they sell out!

What is the Catalyst Conference?

The Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference is a can’t miss opportunity to get amped about your career and meet the community of people who can help get you where you want to go. No matter who you are.

Featuring high-energy keynotes, inclusive panel discussions, and breakout sessions with leaders at the forefront of the technology and business sectors, Catalyst Conference London offers delegates the opportunity to acquire tactical skills, gain the know-how to navigate career twists and turns, and join a community of role models, mentors, and new friends. 

Catalyst welcomes everyone – from software engineers, product marketers, human resources pros, investors, university students, data scientists, digital marketers, startup founders, and more.

Studies show two of the biggest reasons people drop out of tech careers are the lack of role models and mentors. At Catalyst, we offer both, and then some.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to change careers, Catalyst is for people ready to take the next step in their personal and professional lives.

To give you an idea of what to expect, last year  speakers who took the stage to mentor included Ariane Gorin, President of Expedia Partner Solutions, Claire Valoti, General Manager at Snap and Martha Lane Fox, Founder of Doteveryone.

Catalyst Conference London 2019 Speakers

This year the Catalyst Conference London gets bigger and better. We have an outstanding lineup of tech industry veterans. Today we’re introducing you to the first wave of women in tech taking the Catalyst Conference London stage this September.

Denise Law, Head of Product at The Economist

Denise Law, Head of Product at The Economist to speak at the 2019 Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference in London.

Denise Law is a product leader with nearly a decade of experience launching products, coaching teams, and driving innovation and business transformation. She is currently responsible for defining and delivering the vision, strategy and roadmap for The Economist’s consumer products.

In addition, Denise chairs the product leadership council comprising senior editorial, engineering and commercial stakeholders.

Denise joined The Economist in 2015 to expand its social media department. Under her leadership, the team helped to drive record traffic and subscriptions in 2016. The team’s efforts have been prominently cited in trade press as a prime example of how social media and content marketing can be used effectively to increase awareness, build engagement and help acquire new subscribers globally.

Denise began her career as a foreign correspondent at the Financial Times, where she helped to set up several online publications, as well as managing teams in London and Asia. She is also a regular speaker on topics such as media strategy, digital transformation and product development. 

Isabel Garvey, Managing Director of Abbey Road Studios

Isabel Garvey, Managing Director of Abbey Road Studios to speak at the 2019 Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference in London.

Isabel is changing the face of music with Abbey Road Studios. One of her biggest projects includes Abbey Road Red, a tech incubator for entrepreneurs wanting to get involved with music. She has successfully launched Abbey Road Red as the first incubator of its kind and is a leader in merging tech and creative industries. She’s also been named one of Fast Company’s 100 most creative people in business. 

Isabel joined Abbey Road Studios, the world famous recording studio, in 2014 and has been responsible for implementing the largest investment in the Studios since opening in 1931, including building three new studio spaces, creating new revenue streams by launching a new retail store, digital production services and the Abbey Road Institute, as well as launching Europe’s first music technology incubator, Abbey Road Red. All with the aim of maintaining Abbey Road Studios’ reputation as the world’s most sought-after studio. 

Prior to joining Abbey Road, Isabel ran her own digital media consultancy, Georgestown, having previously spent five years as SVP Commercial Channels and Consumer Marketing at Warner Music. Before that she was Vice President, Global Digital at EMI Music

Irana Wasti, Senior Vice President and head of EMEA at GoDaddy

Irana Wasti, Senior Vice President and head of EMEA at GoDaddy to speak at the 2019 Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference in London.

As SVP and General Manager for GoDaddy’s Productivity business, Irana leads teams that provide small businesses with the tools and services that help them improve communication and run their businesses. GoDaddy, one of the largest web hosting companies, is known to be one of the top workplaces for women championing the women in tech movement through a top down approach. 

In addition, Irana founded GoDaddy Women in Technology (GDWiT) a networking organization with a mission to foster professional growth among women at GoDaddy as well as attract more diversity to the technology industry.

Before joining GoDaddy, Irana led product teams at Intuit, where she oversaw the launch of Quickbooks POS and mobile payments, enabling more than 100,000 merchants to “go mobile.” Irana began her career at IBM where she served in engineering and product leadership roles focused on technology solutions for enterprise customers worldwide.

Irana holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley

Join Girls in Tech at the Catalyst Conference London 2019

Join us at the Catalyst Conference London and get access to the largest women in tech network in the world! We welcome women’s groups, university students, parents and daughters with special prices, so get your tickets while they’re still available

Lastly, stay tuned as we announce more Catalyst Conference London speakers in the upcoming weeks!