Search facilitates industry learning for senior executives in business and technology roles. Participants in our programmes contribute to industry publications by taking 30-minute interviews and have access to a range of insights from their peer group. We also host engaging virtual roundtable events and interactive panel discussions, often part of wider thought leadership initiatives sponsored by leading brands.

Industry / Sector / Sponsor

Chris Willman

Director EMEA Marketing Programs

"Great things happen when you bridge the gap between a modern, metric driven and strategic approach to marketing, with personalised, relevant and human-centric execution."
Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Growth Intelligence

Vladislav Korotkov

Head of Engineering (Media Analysis)

"The most significant risk to product development and innovation is stagnation. Always being happy with what you have built and believing there is no room for improvement is a risk. There is always a niche or existing market ripe for disruption, so there should be a mindset of being your disrupter."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire
Penguin Random House UK

Sami Rahman

Head of Data Engineering & Data Platform

"It’s phenomenal to see the impact on the company and how empowered people feel about being able to make quicker, better decisions because of the data solutions we’ve delivered. It makes me love this industry and my field."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire

Rasmus Larsson

Product Director, Sony's Sports Businesses

"The desire to innovate and push the boundaries of what's possible is there without question, but the limited amount of talent is impeding the industry's exponential growth."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire

Rami Mäkelä

Technical Director

"To aid accelerating time-to-market, our formula is; invest in our own people (upskill); focus on core strengths; and when required, find the best collaborators that fits the project, our culture and brings relevant technical expertise."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire

Paul Markham

Enterprise Architect for Digital

"To accelerate in an demand-led M&E environment, you must lose the old IT ideology of defining value from hardware in racks and start thinking in the new IT world of intellectual property. The cloud makes hardware ownership redundant as a business differentiator."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire

Mercedes Gonzalez-Gorbena

Chief Product Officer

"In terms of product development, data is extremely valuable. With every piece of development and every new insight that we get, there are new avenues that we explore."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire

Lindsay Baxter

Digital Products Director

"Our subconscious mind knows more than our conscious mind does. If you can watch people’s behaviour and habits you can find those trends and see what people actually want, even if they can’t articulate it."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire

Leo Brend

Director of Technology

"Previously, people have made decisions based on history, intuition, and experience, rather than raw data so it can be a challenge to create a company culture that can actually use data effectively."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire

Kevin Curtis

Head of Product

"The biggest potential risk to an organisation's technical architecture is investing in the wrong systems. Then, when the business needs to pivot, a disproportionate amount of time will be spent unpicking those products and processes, at the cost of being able to innovate to evolving consumer needs."
Computer Software, Software Development, Softwire