Sue Black technology speaker
Sue Black technology speaker

Sue Black

Award-winning computer scientist and social entrepreneur

Speaker Themes

  • The digital economy and digital skills
  • Key tech trends, from AI and data to social media and security
  • Women in tech
  • Empowerment through technology

Travels from

London, UK


Recently named in the list of top 50 women in tech in Europe, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lovie Awards 2018, Sue Black is one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today.

Sue Black is an honorary professor in the computer science department at University College London and a senior research associate at Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge.

An award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, and social entrepreneur, Sue is well known for founding the high profile campaign to save Bletchley Park. In her book, Saving Bletchley Park (2016), Sue describes how she employed social media to save the home of the WWII codebreakers.

Sue Black is a passionate advocate for women in tech, and has spent the last 20 years campaigning for more recognition and support for women in computing. This led to her founding #techmums , a social enterprise that empowers mums and their families through technology.

Sue is also an academic with 20+ years of experience, over 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering to her name.

Sue Black received the Social Impact ABIE Award at the Grace Hopper Celebration in 2017, was made an OBE in the New Year Honours list 2016. She sits on the Government’s new advisory board for improving digital services.

Sue Black has joined the vibrant computer science department at Durham University as a Professor in Computer Science and Technology Evangelist.

Recently Sue was interviewed by Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs covering all things tech and how to “be your best self on social media”, and appeared as a guest panellist in the special edition of Woman’s Hour recorded live at the British Science Festival in Brighton. 

She has featured in a video as part of the BBC Ideas online platform in which she tells her story and shares her advice for being successful and finding the superhero in yourself.

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Sue Black is one of the UK’s most prominent tech evangelists and experts on digital skills. As well as showing how technology is re-shaping business, politics and society, she has a particular focus on the emancipating possibilities of technology. She has made it her mission to help as many people be empowered by the digital revolution as possible.

The topics Sue Black brings to life include; technology, social media, innovation, education, women in business and IT.

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