Mike Blackman

Michael Blackman
Managing Director Integrated Systems Europe. With Offices in Munich and Amsterdam, Integrated Systems Events LLC Organises Business to Business Exhibitions, Events & Conferences for the Professional AV & Electronic Systems Industry.

With Offices in Munich and Amsterdam, Integrated Systems Events LLC Organises Business to Business Exhibitions, Events & Conferences for the Professional AV & Electronic Systems Industry encompassing all elements of electronic systems including: Home Cinema, Networking, Audio Visual Communications, Commercial Systems Integration. ISE’s key exhibitions are Integrated Systems Europe, Integrated Systems Russia and the series of Integrated Systems Road Shows.

Kevin McLoughlin

Kevin McLoughlin – AV Manager Royal Society of Medicine,1 Wimpole Street. Director: AV User Group. Member: AVIXA Diversity Council.

20+ years delivering AV services and project at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London.
Managing an award winning team with a passion for AV / event technology and the highest level of service delivery.
Great believer in networking and bringing the wider AV and meeting technology community closer together facilitating this by working as a Director of the AV User Group and actively supporting other industry groups such as Avixa, the AV Cultural Forum, Women In AV, AVIXA Diversity Council and others.
Winner: ‘AV Professional of the Year’ – 2016 AV Awards
Winner ‘AV Team of the Year’ – 2017 InstallAwards
Winner: ‘Outstanding Contribution to the AV Industry’ – 2018 AV Tech Europe Awards

Organiser: Diversity and Inclusivity in the Audio Visual industry – what we can do to create change now.
March 7th 2019, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE.

Amanda Eberle-Boyer

Amanda Eberle-Boyer – Sr Director of Member Services at AVIXA

Simon Minty

Simon Minty – Director at Sminty Ltd. and comedy team: Abnormally Funny People.
Sminty Ltd: Disability, diversity and equality training and consultancy. Specialists in Equality Act (and Disability Discrimination Act), employment, making reasonable adjustments, HR, Occupational Health, customers and access for employees and customers with a disability. Abnormally Funny People: Stand up comedy team which has performed a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival and have a monthly show at the Soho Theatre in London.

Charlotte Sweeney

Charlotte Sweeney OBE has specialised in Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) for nearly 20 years and was recognised by The Economist and The Daily Telegraph as one of the Top 10 D&I Professional Consultancies in the world.  She runs a consultancy specialising in D&I strategy and their effective and sustainable implementation. Her clients include many global companies and gained much of her global experience leading D&I in a number of companies in both Retail and Investment Banking (Barclays, Barclays Capital, HBOS and Nomura) as well as holding a number of Non-Executive and Deputy Chair role in companies as well as within the NHS. 

In 2014 she authored an independent review for the UK Government Secretary of State Dr. Vince Cable on Women on Boards and Executive Search Firms and is the co-author of the recent Financial Times published book ‘Inclusive Leadership – the definitive guide to developing and executing an impactful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, locally and globally’, which was shortlisted for Management Book of the Year by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in 2018.

She was recognised in the New Years Honours 2017 list with Officers of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to Women and Equalities.

Maddie Vining

Maddie Vining. Senior AV Technician, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street. With over six years experience in conferencing and meeting technology, she strives to achieve the optimum user experience utilising the best tech tools available. The 1 Wimpole Street AV Team have been named ‘Best In-House AV Team’ at 2013 AV Awards, ‘Most Innovative and Tech Friendly Venue’ at 2016 Event Technology Awards, ‘In-House AV Team of the year’ at the 2017 Install Awards and ‘best in-house technology’ at the 2017 Academic venue awards. Maddie also received the individual accolade of ‘Rising Star’at the 2016 Install Awards. As well as being responsible for tech support for 700+ meetings and events at the venue a year, Maddie is also very active in the wider AV community, and is involved with the AVIXA Women UK Council, as well as keeping her finger on the pulse of the latest technology trends by regularly participating in AV User Group and Women in AV meetings and many other AV industry events and training courses.

Martha Zantides

Martha Zantides –AV/IT Project Manager, Twisted Pair. Martha is a familiar face on the AV circuit, ISE, the AVUG, WAVE, a judge at the AV Awards and occasional contributor to AV Magazine and its Roundtable events.  She first came into the industry in 2009/10 from IT where she has had a number of roles from Programming, Systems Management, Service Delivery and Project Management.  Her initial involvement in AV was as part of her Project Management/Service Advisor role at KPMG where she worked closely with IT Technical Architects, AV Consultants, Integrators and other AV partners to produce high level AV Standards and Design Guidelines for KPMG, AV Specifications for Major Capital Projects, testing, commissioning and sign-off.  She has now gone from Gamekeeper to Poacher and has just started a role as Project Manager for a Technology Services company called Twisted Pair.

Iffat Chaudhry

Iffat Chaudhry – Bid Manager at CDEC Ltd.

Experienced Bid Manager working in the education, information technology and services industry with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Education & Environmental Studies from Brunel University, and MA Leadership from UCL.

Jack Laidlaw

Jack Laidlaw – BSc Music Technology & BSc Audiovisual Technology Programme Leader , Middlesbrough College.

Jack is an experienced professional musician, music technologist, and educator. Jack’s portfolio includes a range of projects incorporating music, dance, film, and audiovisual installations. He has developed, delivered, and managed various HE programmes including the Open University validated BSc Audiovisual Technology course at Middlesbrough College.

Jakub Kolacz

Jakub Kolacz – Product Owner at Sennheiser Streaming Technologies. 

Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium electro-acoustic products. For over 70 years, we have been collaborating with our international customers on brilliant sound. Sennheiser headphones, microphones and audio systems reflect our passion for perfect sound.