Learn from world-class tech leaders. Connect with people from across the startup ecosystem. Experience the Edinburgh festivals. It's all waiting for you at Turing Fest...

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.


Wednesday 1 August 2018

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Top product managers, designers and data scientists on the art and science of building products people love

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Revenue and conversion experts look beyond growth hacking, to how we build sustainable businesses

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Founders, executives and investors share insight into how to build lasting, high-growth companies in 2018

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Thursday 2 August 2018

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Developers, engineers and software architects come together to share insight and expertise

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World-class in-house and agency marketers share actionable insight into how to succeed with digital marketing

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Managers, employees and HR practitioners discuss how to build healthy, happy and productive teams

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Des Traynor, Intercom

Des Traynor

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.

Colin Burns, BBC

Colin Burns

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.

Oli Gardner, Unbounce

Oli Gardner

Co-founder, Unbounce

Unbounce co-founder Oli Gardner has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. He’s obsessed with identifying and reversing bad marketing practices, and his disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is legendary, resulting in landing page rants that can peel paint off an unpainted wall. A prolific international speaker, Oli is on a mission to rid the world of marketing mediocrity by using data-informed copywriting, design, interaction, and psychology to create a more delightful experience for marketers and customers alike.

Eric Yuan, Zoom

Eric Yuan

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.

Meagen Eisenberg, MongoDB

Meagen Eisenberg

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.

Maria Gutierrez, FreeAgent

Maria Gutierrez

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.

Rand Fishkin, SparkToro

Rand Fishkin

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.

Amy Zima, Spotify

Amy Zima

Product Manager, Spotify

Amy Zima is a consumer-focused Product Manager at Spotify, working on the future of their mobile apps from their Stockholm HQ. Originally from the UK, Amy has 8 years' experience in the product trenches — from early stage startups, to media orgs, to large tech companies. She enjoys creative making in her spare time — most recently screen-printing - and is a qualified wine geek. She received a BA in English from Goldsmiths.

Miloš Lalić, Typeform

Miloš Lalić

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.

Edgar Rouwenhorst, iZettle

Edgar Rouwenhorst

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.

Susan Ramonat, Spiritus Partners

Susan Ramonat

Founder & CEO, Spiritus Partners

Susan is the founder and CEO of Spiritus Partners. Spiritus is pioneering the next generation of service records for critical assets and infrastructure. 

Known for her foresight and pragmatism, Susan draws upon 25 years of executive experience at EFHutton, Merrill Lynch and SEI Investments in such areas as enterprise sales, product management, technology strategy, corporate development, operational risk management, and cybersecurity.

Susan serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of Engineering Science at Loyola University Chicago. She speaks frequently at industry conferences and universities about distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain, analytics, IOT and cybersecurity in critical infrastructure settings.

Susan is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.
Patrick Campbell, ProfitWell

Patrick Campbell

Co-founder & CEO, ProfitWell

Patrick Campbell is the CEO of ProfitWell (formerly Price Intelligently), the software for helping subscription companies with their monetization and retention strategies. ProfitWell also provides free turnkey subscription financial metrics for over eight thousand companies (plugs right into your billing system with a 2 minute setup.)
Fabrizio Ballarini, TransferWise

Fabrizio Ballarini

Head of Organic Growth, TransferWise

Fabrizio leads Organic Growth and SEO at TransferWise, a financial company powering money for people and businesses in their increasingly global lives — to pay, to get paid, to spend, in any currency, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Fabrizio’s team mission at TransferWise is to acquire customers at zero cost by building products, platforms and content that educate and solve customer problems.

Jono Alderson, Yoast

Jono Alderson

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.

Rebecca Moore, Skyscanner

Rebecca Moore

Director of Growth, Skyscanner

Rebecca Moore is Director of Growth for the EMEA region at Skyscanner. Becs joined Skyscanner in 2014 in a strategy and operations role. Her time at Skyscanner has seen her lead a programme reorganizing the business to its current Growth model in addition to implementing and running Skyscanner’s Asia-Pacific Growth Tribe. Prior to Skyscanner, Becs has worked in a variety of business sectors in a range of business operations and change management roles.
Check Warner

Check Warner

Co-founder & CEO, Diversity VC

Francesca (Check) is an early stage VC. Currently, she is a venture advisor at Seraphim Capital, the only global space tech fund, investing £3-5m at seed and Series A in the space ecosystem, including in satellite constellations Spire and IceEye. Prior to joining Seraphim Capital, Check spent two and a half years at Downing Ventures, investing in over 30 early-stage technology businesses, with a focus on consumer health and deep technology. Companies she invested in include Vivacity Labs (computer vision and sensors for smart cities), True AI (conversational interfaces using machine learning) and Craft (building the source of truth on companies.)

Check is also the co-founder and CEO of Diversity VC, the world’s first nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in venture capital. In May 2017, Diversity VC produced the first ever study on the number of women in VC, in partnership with the BVCA. Diversity VC’s work was highlighted in the UK government's November 2017 budget.

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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, SparkToro

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.
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