Charity Digital Conference - Speakers

We’ve brought together some of the leading figures in charity digital for the conference. Take a look!

Our speakers

Session leaders

Matt Haworth

Co-founder and Director of Reason Digital

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A co-founder and director of Reason Digital, Matt brings a wealth of technical experience as well as a huge amount of thought leadership around using digital as a force to drive social good. He's spent nearly ten years getting results for not-for-profit organisations using digital, has worked on hundreds of projects and campaigns, and reached tens of thousands of people with his talks at national conferences, put on by the likes of The Media Trust, The Institute of Fundraising and others. Matt was recently voted Digital Entrepreneur of the Year at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards.

John Onions

Managing Director of UpriseUP

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John started upriseUP to help charities maximise on the considerable digital marketing opportunities available. Always with a focus on delivering measurably outstanding results.

Now a 16 person boutique agency, upriseUP has helped clients achieve success through: strategic planning, AdWords, SEO, display, social media and digital PR.

Nissa Ramsay

Founder of Think Social Tech

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Nissa founded Think Social Tech, a 'tech-savvy' research consultancy, developing practical tools, resources, training, research and evaluation to support organisations working in the tech for good space. She has ten years experience in the third sector, specialising in funding, programme design and evaluation. At Comic Relief she worked on the Tech for Good Fund, Innovation Labs and Tech Vs Abuse initiative, supporting applicants and projects, assessing grant applications, publishing grantmaking data, undertaking evaluations and judging on the NT100 and previous Tech4Good Awards. She has a PhD in Human Geography and an MSc in Digital Sociology, creating an interactive data visualisation of domestic abuse migration for Women’s Aid.

Dan Sutch

Director of the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST)

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CAST is a - an organisation set to drive social change through digital technology. Working with funders, investors and mission driven organisations to use digital technologies to address big social challenges.

Before leading CAST, Dan was behind the funding and investment strategy at Nominet Trust and prior to that was Head of Development and a Senior Researcher at edtech innovator Futurelab.

Dan's focus is on supporting social organisations to respond to the changing context in which we operate, using (and creating) digital tools to deliver high value, user-led services. From organisational strategy and individual digital services, through to programmes like Fuse ( the first digital accelerator for established nonprofits, Dan's work is to realise the potential of digital in achieving social and charitable aims. He also makes cigar box guitars

Tracey Gyateng

Data Science Manager at DataKind

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Tracey leads on working with charities to use data (both numbers and words) to support decision making through the use of data science. She also manages strategic projects - with a current focus on data governance and ethics. Previously, she was data labs project manager at New Philanthropy Capital, helping charities to use government administrative datasets for programme evaluation

Matthew Moorut

Head of Digital and Marketing and General Manager for Charity Digital News

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Matt works at Tech Trust as the head of digital and marketing and as the general manager for Charity Digital News. Beyond this, he is an organiser for the NetSquared London meetup, which gives practical tech advice to charities and is a returning judge for the Tech4Good Awards. He has worked with grantmakers, companies, and public offices to champion the effective use of tech by charitable organisations

Julie Dodd

Director of Digital transformation and communication at Parkinson’s UK

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Julie is Director of Digital transformation and communication at Parkinson’s UK, one of the first of such roles to be created in the UK charity sector. Julie is a former BBC and agency Creative Director who has worked on groundbreaking digital products including the original version of iPlayer.

Julie is also the author of The New Reality ( – a report about the state of technology in the non-profit sector.