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The UK IT Association - Speakers | Events

Find an IT  speaker for your event

A number of UKITA members are regular speakers on computing and technology themes. If you're looking for a speaker for your event why not use a UKITA member?


Chris PallettChris Pallett, Bespoke Computing - It is challenging to run a modern business without some kind of involvement or relationship with technology; it could be your accounts or operational software, it could be something else. Founded in 2003 by entrepreneur and technology expert Chris Pallett, Bespoke Computing Ltd helps business owners manage that relationship with technology and maximise the potential that it has to bring.

Chris's 20-45 minute keynote speech titled 'How to get more value from information technology in your business' will do just that, engaging you to look at technology in a different and ultimately more profitable light.

For more details on Chris, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0845 004 3025.

Jon DickinsonJon Dickinson, Accolade Development has over ten years of experience building bespoke software solutions. He has worked across a number of business domains including transport, education, hospitality, energy, finance, retail and travel on small single developer projects and large multiple team projects spanning a number of years. After using traditional waterfall style methodologies early on in his career, he switched to more flexible, results oriented iterative development processes based on Agile Software Development in 2004 and has never looked back. As well as practicing Agile Software Development, Jon has coached a number of teams on the adoption of Agile processes and techniques. In 2009 Jon published a book on Grails, an open source web development framework based on the Groovy language for the Java platform. In 2010 Jon has been focusing on mobile application technologies and the opportunities that come with smart phones.

The topics that Jon is available to talk on are:
* Agile Software Development
* Integrating Agile with User Centered Design
* Professional Software Development practices (Test Driven Development / Continuous Integration / Refactoring / Pair Programming etc.)
* Grails
* Mobile (iPhone / Android)

He is available to talk in Mid Wales, West Midlands and Birmingham. Contact him on 01686 207 007 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Philip OakleyPhilip Oakley, Managing Director of Outserve: In the last 10 years Philip has specialised in IT consultancy now working with organisations to get the most out of the web, social media and open source software. With the explosion of Social Media and Open Source in the last few years Philip has advised a wide range of clients from professional firms, large organisations such as the NHS to famous rock stars.

Social Media
With 100's if not 1000's of social media websites available Philip Oakley talks about which social sites are currently important and gives hints and tips on how your organisation can benefit from social networking.
Open Source
As open source has matured in the last decade more and more organisations are now considering open source software for a range of applications. Open source software offers savings in the form of reduced licensing costs but finding the right open source solution for your business or organisation though the maze of available software can be difficult.  This is where Philip Oakley can help guide businesses through offering expert advise on how businesses can benefit from open source.

Contact Phil on 0121 288 6778 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

helenculshawHelen Culshaw, Ascendancy Internet Marketing

Helen Culshaw has over 10 years’ experience in the digital media industry and is also a qualified teacher and lecturer; she regularly speaks publically on topics related to digital marketing, such as search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising, social media marketing, website usability, website analytics and more.

Some sessions are specifically aimed at web developers, such as ‘Search engines – what you need to know’ which is intended to help developers build websites which are conducive to search engine optimisation, and sessions on advanced Google Analytics setup, to promote best practice in setting up Google Analytics accounts for clients.

Helen is happy to travel up to around an hour’s drive from Telford; sometimes further afield for a particularly large or interested audience.

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 01952 462845