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Premier sponsor

The Applied Intelligence team at BAE Systems helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our team of threat intelligence and cyber security researchers, as well as data scientists and developers, allow us to defend against cyber attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing, and solve complex data problems.

Intelligence is at the core of what we do:

  • Cyber defence: Monitoring, analytics, email and cloud-based security, investigation and incident response solutions
  • Financial Crime Prevention: Identifying, combating and preventing financial threats, risk, loss or penalties
  • Communications Intelligence: Next generation intelligence and cybersecurity solutions for national security and law enforcement; compliance solutions for CSPs
  • Digital Transformation: Using data to pursue new business models, enhance customer engagement and improve business operations

We employ over 4,300 people across 18 countries in the Americas, Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

It’s not just security. It’s defence.

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Platinum & Diversity Sponsor

ThoughtWorks is a global software company and community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

Our services fall into software delivery, products and consulting but we prefer to talk about ideas, opportunities and how we can help. Our clients include well-known household names, large government organisations, forward thinking retailers and anything in-between.

Our people are what really make us different. We’re talented, curious individuals, working best when we’re really challenged. With over 20 years of thought leadership, we have been integral in the agile movement, more recently championing practices like continuous delivery and lean enterprise. We promote a collaborative, non-hierarchical and diverse working environment to encourage innovation, creativity and productivity.

We want to better humanity through software. We run our business around a three pillar model – striking a balance between running a sustainable business, providing software excellence and advocating for social and economic justice. Whether we’re defending the free internet, teaching children how to code or helping to tackle global epidemics head on, we strive to have a positive impact on the world.

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Platinum sponsor

Atlassian unleashes the potential in every team. Our products help teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. Teams at more than 54,000 large and small organizations – including BMW, Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn about products including JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, and Bitbucket at atlassian.com.

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Gold sponsor

Hired is a career marketplace for the world’s knowledge workers. Starting with in-demand tech and sales roles, we’re bringing together job seekers with the companies who want to hire them. Users on the Hired platform receive objective guidance throughout the interview process from a dedicated Talent Advocate, as well as the ability to compare new opportunities side by side so they can make their next career move with confidence. Employers get access to a hand-picked pool of candidates who are interested in new roles, as well as unmatched transparency into competing offers so they can recruit and hire with insight. The end result is an efficient, effective and enjoyable experience that’s far faster than traditional methods. Hired is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in more than a dozen cities in North America and Europe and plans to expand to a variety of industries and job categories.

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Gold sponsor

Songkick is the world’s largest artist ticketing platform and concert discovery service, connecting some of the world’s greatest artists with over 10 million unique fans every month.

Our team supports global artist ticketing sales for thousands of events and hundreds of artists per year, including Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Death Cab for Cutie, Duran Duran, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Metric, Mumford & Sons, Blake Shelton and The xx, as well as working with major and independent promoters to market their shows across the UK & US.

Through its unrivalled partner network, Songkick’s integrations with leading media and streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, the BBC, Hype Machine, Pitchfork, SoundCloud and YouTube help close the loop between discovery and concerts more effectively than ever before. Songkick also now provides marketing and ticketing services for most of the UK and US’s leading major and independent promoters, and now tickets over 1 in 3 shows in London through their leading iPhone and Android apps.

Songkick has offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, and counts Access Industries, Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital amongst its investors.

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