Nearform Connect London - March 2024

Exclusive breakfast meet-up event where technology leaders give their insights on what it takes to make real business impact with smart focus and investment in technologies and teams.

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About this Event

Nearform Connect London is back in London in March, and the theme for this third edition is "Choosing Impact".

The event will be lead by Simon Wardley, inventor of Wardley Mapping - the powerful framework for designing and evolving strategies for business. We'll also be joined by a panel of enterprise tech leaders who will give their insights on how to ensure your investment in tech is delivering real impact for your business.

What to Expect

A relaxed and insightful morning with great company, breakfast and the chance to connect with senior tech and business peers.

Keynote Speaker:

Simon Wardley
Inventor of Wardley Mapping

Simon is a former CEO, former advisory board member of startups (all now acquired by US Giants), fellow of Open Europe, inventor of Wardley Mapping, twice voted in the top 50 most influential people in the UK IT industry and a regular conference speaker. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies. His stories and insights across a wide range of sectors and high-profile projects are both entertaining and game-changing.


Matthew Conroy
Vice President, Product Management, Warner Music Group

Matthew has more than a decade of experience as a Product Management leader at Google, Stripe, and now Warner Music Group. At Google, he drove vision, strategy and execution for large, global teams responsible for multi-billion dollar businesses like AdSense and Google Payments as well as popular consumer products like Google Fit. Matthew then moved on to become Stripe's Head of Product in EMEA, focused on growing the GDP of the internet. Prior to his career in technology, Matthew conducted research with the International Futures Program at the OECD in Paris, France. In addition to his formal responsibilities, he has significant experience mentoring, advising, and investing in startups. He currently holds the role of Vice President, Product Management at Warner Music Group. At Warner, one of the world's largest record labels, Matthew is helping artists, songwriters, and producers use technology to further unlock their creativity and reach their fans, old and new.

Rakhi Rajani
Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, Genomics England

Rakhi is the Chief Digital and Strategy Officer at Genomics England and drives innovation in healthcare products and services that put the patient and society at the core. She started her career in one of the big tech research labs in Silicon Valley, working at the intersections to invent new technologies and apply them to different domains. Rakhi was previously an Associate Partner at QuantumBlack and McKinsey where she led global strategic foresight and human-centred AI projects. She holds non-exec roles in the Arts, Emerging Tech and Innovation space. Rakhi has also held senior innovation positions at start-ups and large organisations spanning emerging tech, healthcare, space, aerospace and defence, and smart cities. She works at the intersection of Behavioural Science, Technology and Strategic Innovation.

Tam Holmes
Co-President & Chief Product Officer, The Bank of London

As Co-President & Chief Product Officer at the Bank of London, Tam leads on the Group’s overall product vision and its go to market strategy. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from across retail banking, large-scale transformation, and programme delivery, Tam joined the Group from 10x, where he held the role of Chief Product Officer and Chief Development Officer. With exceptional experience in advancing customer relationships, product strategy, product management and business development, he positioned 10x as the transformational partner of choice for Global Tier 1 banks. His breadth of experience also includes time as Head of Digital Security and Fraud and Head of Programme Delivery for Digital Banking, both at Lloyds Banking Group. His earlier career saw him work across global brands such as PWC and Morgan Stanley as well as start-up ActivIdentity Inc.

Who will be attending?

The event is exclusively reserved for senior tech and business leaders along with the wide Nearform network or friends, clients and partners.


7:45 - Registration with complimentary breakfast, tea and coffee

8:15 - Opening announcements

8:25 - Guest speaker presentation

9:05 - Coffee break

9:30 - Panel discussion with Q&A

10:20 - Closing comments

10:30 - Event closes


Nearform is a global software consultancy, that enables clients to deliver real and lasting business impact through design and technology. We’re thinkers, doers and makers. We build digital products that make the world work better by creating great customer, business and developer experiences. Our approach empowers teams to continue building digital strength with confidence. Welcome to your future.