Charlie Tuxworth

Charlie is an experienced business leader with expertise in Innovation, Leadership, and Enterprise Software. 2013 saw Charlie take on the innovation brief in a UK Financial Services plc, where he designed and implemented an enterprise digital transformation programme to drive internal and external innovation.

As a member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland, Charlie co-wrote the introduction to ISO56002 on behalf of UNIDO/ISO, and he is a member of the global team creating ISO56001 – which will be the de facto certifiable standard for Innovation Management.

Charlie delivers innovation and creativity programmes on behalf of universities and the UK government, and is the founder of Innovate Island, an all-Ireland not-for-profit collaborative network of innovation practitioners, students and advocates.

David Mawhinney OBE

David is an experienced CEO with a long successful track record of working with, and directing technology start-ups, established blue-chip companies, PLCs, and Private Equity. He has held several board positions within technology businesses, including Equiniti PLC as Group Head of Innovation.

Committed to economic and social development, David works with private and public sectors, actively promoting transformational change through the power of innovation, collaboration, creativity, and skills development.

David is a former British Computer Society IT Professional of the Year, a recipient of Deloitte’s Best Managed Business, and has been recognised for services to the IT industry with an OBE and an honorary fellowship of Belfast Metropolitan College.