With a degree in Business Information Technology and over 25 years in the IT Industry Clare is now UK Business Enablement Director & Sustainability Lead for Computacenter. Clare’s career started at Lotus Technologies in technical support progressing through systems engineering into account management. In 1995 she moved to Compaq as an Account Manager and during her tenure was, Corporate Sales Director and Solutions Sales Director before moving into the Integration Office when HP acquired Compaq as the UK Integration Lead before moving in 2003 to be the MD UK&I for Stratus Technologies.
Clare joined Computacenter in 2007 as an Account Manager allowing more time to be with her then young family. During her time at Computacenter, Clare has worked in the UK as an Account Manager, Client Director, Business Enablement Director (both UK and Group) and until more recently was Sector Director Enterprise, having also spent 2 years (2008-2010) in the USA for Computacenter.
More recently she has moved to a role that is supporting the Computacenter ESG strategy and co-ordinating across the Group the various subject matter experts that are accountable for delivering against this in addition to being the focal point for Customer, Vendor and employee conversations.
Colin is the former Group Head of Sustainability at communications giant Dimension Data, now NTT, where he developed world-leading carbon reduction and social impact strategies across nearly 70 countries. He now runs TBL, an advisory business helping businesses understand how to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and achieve net-zero carbon. He also founded Support the Goals, an initiative to reward businesses for supporting the goals using a simple rating system and supplier education programme. Colin is a straight-talking Northerner who likes to keep things simple. Sometimes this gets him into trouble.
Jenny has worked in the IT channel for almost seven years and started at Highgate IT Solutions in September 2022. Over the last six months, as Sustainability Lead, she has developed Highgate’s CSR strategy and as a result the reseller announced their Carbon Neutral Plus status in February 2022.
Orla joined Microsoft in March 2021 to lead the commercial partner organisation. She joined from Microsoft partner Accenture where, over the past decade, she had been at the forefront of building its software as a service business through her leadership roles of the Cloud First Applications business and most recently, leading the Salesforce Business for the UK and Ireland.
Orla has spent over 25 years in the technology consulting sector and is a passionate believer in ecosystem partnerships and believes those companies that will thrive in our tech sector will be those that partner most effectively, shaping unique and differentiated propositions for the benefit of their clients.
Having been the Diversity and Inclusion Representative for Europe at the Accenture Technology business, Orla is keen to keep driving a more inclusive workplace where diversity can thrive.
Born and raised in Ireland, Orla has made London her home for the past 20 years with her family. She loves keeping fit outdoors, running, hiking and cycling and focusing on the wellbeing of family, friends and employees.
After a brief stint at Apple in his early twenties, Roger founded Jigsaw24 aged 27 in 1992 and has served as CEO ever since. In that time Jigsaw24 has developed from a start-up telesales operation to the 300 employee fully-fledged managed service provider organisation it is today. Roger is a passionate advocate of environmental and sustainability initiatives and never tires of banging on about this on his Linkedin account like a scratched record. Jigsaw24 is the only MSP to hold the accreditations of Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller, Apple Premium Service Provider and Apple Authorised Education Specialist with nationwide reach and industry leading edge expertise in media solutions and all things Apple.
Trevor Evans has a richly diverse and highly accomplished career within the global IT community, across three decades. Having held domestic and overseas director-level roles at both HP and Apple, he joined Consenna as Managing Director in 2019 and has since overseen the team’s phenomenal growth.
A specialist in change management, grasping emerging opportunities and innovation-led growth, Trevor has first-hand experience of the increasingly competitive IT market having not only worked at the centre of it, but also alongside the key channel partners and people within it