John Abel

ADVISER, THE WORLD BEE PROJECT HIVE NETWORK AT ORACLE CLOUD

John is the Vice President of Innovation and Cloud for Oracle UK, Ireland and Israel. He has been in the IT industry for 27 years and during this time he has led the Engagement on the most challenging programmes across the UK (and globally).  

John's role in the last few years has changed to look after all Solution Architects, Solution Engineers and Innovation and defines the technology strategy. As part of this role, John works closely with development to feed into the global strategy. With the wider remit of innovation John is very active in emerging technology like IOT, AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain. John brings together emerging technology and heritage solutions together to gain wisdom for customers. He is passionate about giving back to the industry through his experience. John is driving technology diversity within his own team and focuses on Neurodiversity in IT specially. John blends ‘before career ‘(schools/Internship),’ early in career’ (Graduates) and ‘experienced in career’ to have a wide set of capability.

 

Godfrey Bevan CBE

Adviser

Godfrey has over 45 years’ experience in the public sector, as a consultant to governments and industry, in business in the electricity supply industry, and as an academic.

He has served as a member or chair of numerous national and international committees on energy, environment and climate change including for the UK and Irish Governments, the World Bank, the European Commission and the International Energy Agency. He has advised ministers on policy and managed numerous government R&D, industrial development and marketing programmes primarily in the sustainable energy field. During this period, he worked as Technical Director of the Energy Efficiency Office and Energy Technology Director of the former UK Government Departments of Energy, and Trade and Industry. He also spent a period as an academic at the former Cranfield Institute, lecturing on technology, environment and economic assessment to MSc, MBA and short course students and managing a research programme. He maintains his interest through membership of the advisory board of a social enterprise company in the renewable energy sector and as an adjunct professor at the Hult International Business School.

 

Jeremy Langmead

ADVISER

Jeremy is director of mrporter.com, the global online menswear retailer. Previously he has worked as chief content officer of Christie’s; editor-in- chief of British Esquire and Wallpaper magazines, and he was features editor of the London Evening Standard and founding editor of the Sunday Times Style magazine. His expertise is content, marketing, e-commerce and customer engagement.

 
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