Turing Fest brings leaders in tech to Scotland, for two days of insight and inspiration. Join speakers from companies like GitHub, Intercom, Zoom and Pivotal in Edinburgh, as we take a holistic look at the challenges facing tech businesses in 2018. We're bringing you six conference tracks, each offering a deep dive into a different aspect of how we use technology to build and grow amazing businesses. Be part of an amazing crowd — founders, investors, executives, engineers, product managers, designers and marketers — all learning, sharing, networking and having fun together.
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Intercom
Des’s role covers many areas including product strategy, content marketing, customer support, and customer education. In addition he frequently represents Intercom when speaking at international conferences on topics such as product management, marketing, customer support, and the challenges of growing a product company.
Des previously co-founded Exceptional (now a part of Rackspace), and prior was a UX designer for web applications.
Chief Design Officer, BBC
Colin Burns is the Chief Design Officer for BBC Design & Engineering. He leads the User Experience & Design team that is responsible for the UX and Service Design of the BBC’s key online products and the delivery systems that underpin them.
VP Product, Algolia
Based in San Francisco, Maxime Prades is currently the VP of Product at Algolia, a hosted search API company, where he leverages his experience refining and scaling products that customers will love.
Founder & CEO, Zoom
Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Eric was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011. Eric proudly grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide, and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real time collaboration. In 2017, Eric was added to the Business Insider list of the 52 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech.
Eric is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.
Chief Marketing Officer, MongoDB
Meagen brings more than 19 years of experience in the high-tech industry to her role at MongoDB. Prior to joining MongoDB, she was Vice President of Customer Marketing and Demand Generation at DocuSign. She also previously held positions with ArcSight, an HP Company, TRIRIGA (acquired by IBM), Postini (acquired by Google) and IBM.
VP Engineering, FreeAgent
Maria is VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK’s largest and most popular online accounting software providers.
With 17 years of experience in the software industry, Maria has previously worked at LivingSocial leading globally distributed teams, and at Adobe where she worked in the developer technologies group. Maria is one of the Directors of the WomenWhoCode Edinburgh network. WomenWhoCode is a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers.
Founder, SparkToro / Moz
Rand Fishkin is founder of influencer intelligence startup SparkToro, founder and former CEO of SEO software startup Moz, host of Whiteboard Friday, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, co-founder of Inbound.org, and serves on the board of the presentation software firm Haiku Deck.
Rand is also the author of Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World, a book on the ups and downs of startup culture to be published by Penguin/Random House in April 2018.
Founder & MD, Biddable Moments
Samantha Noble is a digital marketing expert with a key focus on PPC, and founder of paid media agency Biddable Moments. She helps clients grow their business through creating highly targeted digital strategies that focus on every stage of the marketing funnel. With her passion for digital, she founded the Digital Females group back in 2011 and is also working as the Co-Chief Editor for State of Digital.
Head of Product, Typeform
Miloš Lalić is Head of Product at Typeform, making sure the bar is set high to achieve the grand vision of helping companies really know their customers by creating extraordinary tools for user interaction. After releasing a "form building tool" which triggered a reaction "this doesn’t feel like a form" from most users, the challenge was to evolve the product, scale the team and keep innovating in parallel.
Chief Marketing Officer, iZettle
With over 10 years of international experience in management consulting and advertising, Edgar understands what makes businesses and people tick and has a knack for influencing decision-making. He leads the iZettle marketing organisation across four countries with a purpose to realise business growth by marketing products and services that are well-remembered and well-distributed.
Product Manager, Pivotal Labs
Mad Scientist, Yoast
Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist and full-stack developer with over a decade of experience in SEO, analytics, brand and campaign strategy, lead gen and eCRM, CRO and more. He’s worked with startups, agencies and international brands to fix websites, implement growth strategies, and win markets.
Director of Growth, Skyscanner
International Digital Director, Ringier
An Australian-born German resident who has worked across Africa and Asia, Jes is no stranger to the challenges of international digital marketing. Coming from the Berlin startup scene, she now leads a team responsible for the establishment of marketing best practices and transferring learnings globally across Swiss media giant Ringier's diverse portfolio of brands.
Front-end development coach
Head of Growth, Hull.io
Ed Fry manages growth at Hull.io, the B2B customer data platform behind Drift, Segment, Mention and more. Ed's role involves researching and sharing playbooks for scaling, automating, and personalizing sales and marketing with smarter customer data management. He was previously employee #1 at inbound.org (acquired by HubSpot.)
Turing Fest is one of the most unique, valuable, well-produced events in its field. The commitment to diverse people and content, to actionable, useful information (over ego-stoking panels), and to making it both uniquely Scottish and globally relevant make it a can't-miss conference.
Rand Fishkin Founder, SparkToro
I love that Turing Fest brings together a variety of disciplines under one roof; it's a great realization that all these different areas inform and interact with one another, and harmonizing them together is the way to build world-class companies! The backdrop of the Edinburgh festivals makes this event truly one of a kind.
Courtney Seiter Director of People, Buffer