Diverse & Equal
Tech Conference NW

3rd to 4th October 2018
About the conference Speaker lineup Tickets

The Diverse & Equal Tech Conference NW is a 2-day conference featuring workshops by industry leaders and discussions from speakers who have hands-on experience making companies more diverse.

This conference is committed to equality and inclusion in everything we do. There will be broad representation among the speakers from all genders, ethnicities, physical and neuro abilities, socio-economic backgrounds and cultures.

Tickets Event schedule

October 3 - Expanding the pipeline, improving the culture

Beginner and advanced workshops aimed at people new to digital or digital colleagues looking to expand their skills. Hosted by CoopDigital, The Home Office and Thoughtworks.

Location :

9:00am :


9:30am :


10:00 - 4:00pm :

Beginner's non-tech taster session (all day)
Taster 'drop-in' sessions for each non-tech role in an agile team.

Beginner's tech taster session
Interactive coding
Cyber security

Building an effective team in an inclusive culture
Explore which practices help to retain diverse talent by creating an incusive environment.
Practical tips on how to build inclusive and effective teams.

4:00 - 5:30pm :

Wrap up and networking

October 4 - Realising the business value of diversity

A full day of talks, discussions and panels aimed at anyone interested in the benefits of diversity in tech, including business leaders, HR professionals and hiring managers.

Location :

8:45am :


9:30am :

Keynote panel

Discussion on diversity in tech, the benefits and unique challenges of the north west + questions.

11:00am :

Skills - feeding the future

12:30pm :

Lunch and Live podcast

1:30pm :


How to increase applications from people from under-represented groups

3:00pm :

Creating an inclusive culture

4:00pm :

Interactive Session + Q&A

5:00 - 7:00pm :

Networking drinks reception

Tickets Speaker lineup


Emer Coleman


Christos Tsaprounis


Vimla Appadoo


Germán Bencci

Code Your Future

Amy Lynch


Oliver Quaye

Home Office

Naomi Timperley

Tech Advocates

Liz Scott

EY - Professional Services

Businesses are more profitable when their employees are diverse.

In fact, companies that score highest for ethnic diversity are 33% more likely to financially outperform their competitors.

And yet, there is a shocking lack of diversity in the UK’s tech industry. Even more so in the North West of England.

We want to change that.

The Diverse and Equal Tech NW Conference is committed to helping businesses, big and small, be more successful and innovative through meaningful diversity.

Diversity is bigger than gender

It’s class, sexuality, religion, physical ability, non-visual ability (such as autism) and ethnicity.

There are whole communities, cultures, backgrounds and heritages that could help bring growth to the North West tech industry.

Throughout Summer 2018, we’ll be hosting a series of events — from workshops to conferences — to help achieve just that.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the conference please contact Annette Joseph.