In our series of ‘In conversation with….’ webinars, developed and delivered in partnership with IABM, you will hear from some fantastic women who have made their mark in technology roles within the creative sector.

These webinars are all free to attend, however sign up in advance is essential.

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In conversation with Deepa Shah

We’re thrilled to be joined by Deepa Shah, who will share more about how her career and what it has been like making the transition from working as an experienced leader within a global brand to launching her own business.

In April, right in the middle of the global pandemic, Deepa launched Lab Eight, specialising in growth advisory and business strategy for fast growth businesses in technology, healthcare, market research and insights, and creative communications.

Prior to this, Deepa was an award winning Chief Financial Officer for a leading brand and communications company within the Omnicon Group, in the heart of Soho and was there for 17 years. In 2018 she took the opportunity to work for the Publicis Sapient as their UK CFO, leaving in January 2020 to establish Lab Eight.


Previous webinar recordings

In conversation with Purminder Gandhu, who is leading innovation at The Edge, BBC

Overview

Having been a senior studio director for BBC Radio for 25 years she has taken the bold and exciting step into the world of leading innovation at The Edge, BBC.

Purminder will share more about her career to date, including being chosen for the BBC News Women in Technical Production for 2018-2019, and about leading on diversity and inclusion within her teams.


In conversation with Aradhna Tayal & Ann Charles from Radio TechCon

Overview

On 25 May, we caught up with Aradhna Tayal and Ann Charles, freelance radio professionals who run Radio TechCon, the UK radio & audio industry’s leading engineering conference.

Hear more about their fascinating career history, from working at the BBC in engineering and production roles respectively, through to their current consultancy roles. They also be give their top tips for success for those starting out in their careers, or looking to move into radio broadcast engineering. 


Donna Mulvey-Jones, Director of Post Production – Non Fiction, Netflix

On 12 May 2020, we were delighted to be joined by Donna Mulvey-Jones, Director of Post Production – Non Fiction, Netflix, as part of our ‘In Conversation with…’ webinar series.

Interviewed by Nic Kemp, Bethan gives us a candid insight into her career journey to date, including the differences in working culture she’s encountered of moving to the States from the UK for her new role at Netflix.

She also shares more about her current role, the challenges of managing a team and how remote working can have a positive impact on productivity.

Bethan Wilkin – Head of Content Delivery, ITV

On 5 May 2020, we were joined by Bethan Wilkin, who has recently been promoted to Head of Content Delivery at ITV. She leads a busy operational team who restore, transfer and deliver content both within ITV and externally. The team support other broadcasters, production companies, post houses, public sector organisations, archive researchers and private collectors.

During this interview with Tanya Rai, Bethan shares more about how she worked her way up to a senior role, including the challenges she’s faced – and how she overcame them. She also talks more about her article ‘Where are All the Women Working in Tech… the Mother of All Algorithms‘ about the drive for gender diversity across the broadcast tech sector.


Morwen Williams – Head of UK News Operations BBC

Overview

The world of news has never moved so fast and broadcasters are having to adapt at pace. Our daily news updates have become completely critical to our health and wellbeing and of course our understanding of the world as we know it.

On 14 April 2020, we were delighted to be joined by Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations for BBC News as our first ‘In Conversation with…’ interviewee

Morwen gave us a fascinating insight into her career, her current role bringing together journalism and technology, as well as the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to the hectic broadcast newsroom.