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Agenda: 1
12:15 PM
How COVID impacted non-profits and forced a change in the sector
12:35 PM
Lessons learned in the last 12 months
12:50 PM
What is holding companies back from technological transformation
01:15 PM
What the future of fundraising looks like
01:45 PM
The role of technology in facilitating the evolution
Donna Young-The Air Ambulance Service
Donna Young
Donna Young
Head Of Fundraising, Air Ambulance

Donna Young is an experienced Head Of Fundraising with a demonstrated history of success in the charity sector. Skilled at developing turnaround in income growth. Confident leader with particular strengths in community fundraising and legacies. She will be bringing a unique perspective to the discussion from the air ambulance sector.

Mary Gamble
Mary Gamble
Director and Fundraising, Retail and Communications at Barnardo's Ireland

Mary is Barnardos Ireland’s Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. She is passionate about all things fundraising and has worked both in the UK and Irish charity sectors for over 20 years holding numerous leadership roles during that time. She serves on the Board of two Irish performing arts companies and holds a Masters of Ethics from Dublin City University.

Marc Roby
Marc Roby
CEO, Run for Charity

Marc Roby is one of Britain’s leading and most outspoken specialist advisers to the UK charity sector. After 11 years in the sector, Marc is now campaigning to ‘break the mould’ of how charities engage with events. He seeks to minimise charities’ risks and costs and maximise their fundraising from mass-participation events.

Alex Day
Alex Day
Director, The Big Give

Director of The Big Give, Alex Day is passionate about bringing digital transformation to the Charity sector, equipping them to be able to tackle larger projects and fundraisers on larger scales. “Philanthropy and Technology have a huge role to play to help facilitate bigger and better giving (we can draw on our own experience of running the UK's biggest digital match funding campaign). ”

Agenda: 2
02:00 PM
How technology is and can help the sector evolve
02:30 PM
Opportunities for automation
03:00 PM
The barriers to technology adoption
03:30 PM
Success stories
Danny Attias-Anthony Nolan
Danny Attias
Danny Attias
CIO, Anthony Nolan

Listed at the top of the 2020 CIO 100 with experience spanning retail, agency and the third sector. Danny is a delivery driven Technology Leader who is passionate about using digital transformation to enable organisations achieve their strategic objectives.

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Bill Griggs
Director of Technology and Data at The Children's Society

Bill Griggs is a dynamic Technology Director with extensive experience within the charity and children’s services sectors. A leader of large, multi-disciplinary teams delivering transformational change through technology, while providing efficient and effective support and customer service to users.

Tim Longfoot
Managing Director at Open

Tim has spent 25 years helping charities grow. His focus is on creating the very best supporter experience. Developing new acquisition models that fuse audience insight, creative and technology.

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Olly Cogan
CEO and Founder of Alphalake Ai

Olly is an enthusiastic and UX-minded technologist who founded Alphalake Ai in 2019 after leading his first startup to revenues of £6.5 million. Spotting future trends is one of his strengths and he spotted early on the role that integrated automation would play in healthcare. He leads the Alphalake AI team to apply better data intelligence and automation to health service operations and CX.

Chairperson: Zahra Scott-Gunnlaugsson

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Zahra is the Head of Customer Success, UK & Ireland at Alphalake Ai. She is passionate about a world of equal opportunities and sustainable development for all, made all the more possible through the power, productivity and efficiency of AI and automation.

Chairperson: Des Scott

Des Scott is a consultant to charities and mentors young leaders. He is currently the chair of the board of trustees for a young person’s Charity and the CEO of Workplace Matters. His passion is to see charities work efficiently and effectively to enable the maximum resources are available for the frontline work.


Alphalake Ai is a health technology company who are passionate about leveraging technology to bring much-needed efficiency and service improvement to the industry. Through integrated automation and data science, we are working to unify healthcare and free up resources to focus on human care. We started the COVID as a Catalyst for Change series to explore the challenges and the opportunities arising in healthcare during the pandemic. The series brings together industry leaders in the UK and across the world to enable cross-pollination of ideas and sharing of varied approaches to similar issues.

Together, we'll build
better Patient Experience
and a healthier world!


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