Award-winning computer scientist and social entrepreneur
The digital economy and digital skills
Key tech trends, from AI and data to social media and security
Women in tech
Empowerment through technology
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 is one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today.
An award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, and social entrepreneur Sue is well known for founding the high profile campaign to save Bletchley Park, capitalising upon social media as a fitting continuation of Bletchley’s technological legacy.
Sue 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 which empowers mums and their families through technology.
Sue is also an academic with 20+ years’ experience and over 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering to her name.
In 2017 she received the Social Impact ABIE Award at the Grace Hopper Celebration, was made an OBE in the New Year Honours list 2016 and sits on the Government’s new advisory board for improving digital services.
Sue 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 most recently 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.
Sue 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.