Premier Digital Conference 2017 | Speakers

Here are some of our fantastic line up of speakers that will be taking part in the conference. 

Book your ticket today for the Premier Digital Conference and learn from 32 unmissable sessions from:

Rachel Jordan

National Mission and Evangelism Adviser, Church of England

Rachel Jordan-Wolf is the National Mission and Evangelism Adviser for the Church of England. She leads on evangelism projects, research and consultancy and runs a network for diocesan missioners. She has a PhD and has worked with YWAM in Amsterdam's red light district.

@DrRachelJ

James Poulter

Technology Expert & Social Strategist, LEGO

James has been at LEGO for just over a year after a career in digital marketing agencies which can be generally be summed up as putting things on the internet for money. JP has been known on occasion to offer life advice, spiritual musings, poetry and random thoughts on what technology is doing to our humanity on the web through whatever transient media seemed popular at the time

@jamespoulter

Calvin Samuel

Principal, London School of Theology

Calvin Samuel is a Methodist minister who came to LST from the University of Durham where he held the roles of Academic Dean of St John’s College & Director of Wesley Study Centre. 

@calvintsamuel

Karen O’Donnell

Research Fellow, CODEC

Karen joined CODEC in May 2016 as the research fellow in Digital Pedagogy. She is working in collaboration with the Common Awards team in researching the intersections and relationships between the digital world and theological learning. 

@kmrodonnell

Katie Stock

Blogger, Journalist and Theologian

Katie Stock is a freelance news and features journalist for Premier Christianity magazine and an award winning blogger. Previously she worked as a copywriter for a large international NGO and she studied for her masters in Theology, Politics and Faith-based organisations at King’s College.

@plumble_bee

Amaris Cole

Digital Communications & Content Manager, Church of England

Amaris Cole is the digital communications and content manager for the Church of England, creating content for digital evangelism and discipleship through websites and social media. She worked for six years in newspapers and magazines, most recently as the Editor of the Evangelical Alliance. She’s passionate about improving the digital presence of the Church.

@AmarisCole

Nick Myers

Founder, Loveable

Nick is the founder of Lovable a strategic marketing consultancy based in London.

@Nick_Myers

Katie Harrison

Director of the new Faith Research Centre, ComRes

Katie is the Director of the new Faith Research Centre, ComRes. Previously she was the Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications for Tearfund.

@harrisonkt_

Glen Scrivener

Evangelist, Author & Minister

Glen is 35 years old, married to Emma and  a minister in the Church of England in Eastbourne, UK. He works as an evangelist, employed by Revival Media. Glen has become well known for his videos, blogs and books that share the Gospel in ways that anyone can engage with and understand.

@glenscrivener

Beth Stout

Chief Executive, Golddigger Trust

Beth joined Golddigger Trust in 2009 and following 4 years as Co-Director alongside Mandy, became Chief Executive in 2013. Prior to joining the Trust, Beth worked for a variety of youth work charities and faith based organisations, specialising in strategy, event management and hands-on youth work in urban and deprived areas. 

@bethgolddigger

Ian Britton

Regional Producer, Premier

Ian Britton has spent more than 40 years working in various media roles in the North East of England. He is a well respected interviewer, photographer and radio features producer who is passionate about creating great radio using open source software.

@ianbritton

Sarah Foster

Senior Researcher, Fixed Point Foundation

Sarah Foster is a senior researcher at the Fixed Point Foundation, an organisation dedicated to defending and proclaiming the gospel in the secular marketplace. With a specific emphasis on Islam, Sarah has lectured at the University of the Gambia and has participated in a number of Christian/Muslim dialogues.

Kelvin Golding

Chief Marketing Officer, MOST Marketing Ltd

Kelvin is an experienced, qualified, professional and ethical multi- award winning senior Chartered Marketer with Executive Board experience from FTSE100 to SMEs. He is a specialist in transforming existing marketing to achieve significant improvements in profit, sustainable growth, competitive advantage and exit strategies.

Currently, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of MOST MARKETING Ltd which manages the marketing function of a number of small and medium-sized organisations, including public listed companies on the stock exchange.

@KelvinGolding

Paul Webster

Operations Manager, Acorp

Paul connects people and communities together to get the most from technology and the web. He likes listening to people's stories and finding a technology solution to help them. He is a supporter of all things digital and ways to help community and voluntary sector people gain skills and knowledge through using the web.

@watfordgap

Tim Thornborough

Creative Director, The Good Book Compan

Tim Thornborough is the Creative Director at The Good Book Company. He is series editor of Explore Bible-reading notes, and has contributed to many books published by the Good Book Company and others. He is married to Kathy and has three teenage daughters and a boy.

@timbobulous​

Andy Flannagan

Director, Christians in Politics

As well as one of the directors of Christians in Politics, Andy is also the Director of Christians on the Left which exists to be a prophetic voice to left-sided politics and the Church. A key driving passion of Andy's is to see a just rewiring of the global economic system. He juggles his work in politics with a music career.

@andyflannagan

Benjamin Ellis

CEO, Social Optic

Benjamin has a dual accredited BSc/BEng degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Kent at Canterbury (specialising in embedded systems and networks), a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Science and Technology and a Church Colleges Certificate in Religious Studies from Canterbury Christ Church University, a graduate Diploma in Psychology from the Open University, and a spectacular fail in Grade 3 Classical Guitar.

@benjaminellis

James Doc

Digital Ministry Developer, The Globe Church

James is the Digital Ministry Developer for Globe Church and leads the organisation of the annual UK Code for the Kingdom Hackathon.

@jamesdoc

Jonty Langley

Columnist and Commentator, The Baptist Times

Jonathan Langley is a columnist and commentator and was the 'weekly news communist' for The Baptist Times. An evangelical Christian with leftist politics, he regularly comments on political and justice issues in the Christian press and broadcast media. He also works for one of Britain’s oldest Christian mission agencies and has worked with a charity serving the homeless in Reading. His commentary has been featured in Christianity, EthicsDaily, ChristianToday.com, Threads, Associated Baptist Press, The Narnian Socialist Review and Baptist Times as well as on many religious radio news shows.

@jontylangley

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Kevin Bennett

Chief Operating Officer, Premier

​Kevin Bennett has been at Premier since 2006 and currently works as Chief Operating Officer (Marketing, Digital & Technology). He is responsible for both the organisation's digital presence and marketing activity. Kevin's love of digital was birthed in the white heat of the 1980’s home computing revolution.
 

@kevinleebennett

Paul Johnston

Startup Strategist

Paul is the CTO of Movivo, which is a startup bringing free mobile internet/topup to developing countries, and is also a consultant CTO to a number of organisations. Paul is a part of the Gabriel Collective, which is aiming to encourage Christian storytellers to share their everyday lives online. 

@PaulDJohnston

Tom Clark

Head of Youth, HTB

Tom Clark is the Head of Youth at HTB. Previously he oversaw Alpha - Youth & Students, globally. And before that he was an evangelist and youth worker in York. Tom has a passion to see every young person come to know Jesus and thrive. 

@thisistomclark 

Genelle Aldred

Head of Digital Strategy, Tearfund

Genelle Aldred has been the Head of Digital Strategy for Christian charity Tearfund since December 2016. Prior to that she spent ten years as a journalist and TV presenter. Most recently Genelle was the early morning newsreader for ITV Central in the Midlands she has also worked for the BBC, ITN and the MailOnline in various roles including; online journalist, documentary producer, weather presenter and newsreader. 

@genellealdred

Bex Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University

Bex Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing for the Manchester Metropolitan University. Apart from being a published author (Raising Children in a Digital Age 2014) Bex runs a digital consultancy (Digital Fingerprint), launched the Big Bible website and has a PhD in the area of wartime propaganda.

@drbexl

Katrina Douglas

Manager & Co-founder, Samevine

Katrina is a Chartered Marketer, manager and the co-founder of Samevine, a web development company focused on providing high quality web solutions to the Christian community. Her successful blog, Musings of a Marketer, combines her professional marketing skills and Christian values to provide Marketing, Management and Motivational insights applicable to daily life.

@KDADouglas

Tim Hutchings

Research Fellow in Digital Discipleship, CODEC

Tim Hutchings is a sociologist of digital religion, joining CODEC as a Research Fellow in Digital Discipleship. His PhD (Durham University, 2010) was a study of five online churches, exploring new forms of worship, authority and community emerging on the internet. His research included time in virtual worlds, chatrooms, forums, blogs and video sites.

@tim_hutchings

Danny Webster

Advocacy and Media Manager, Evangelical Alliance

Danny joined the advocacy team in 2008 and works on a wide range of political and social issues. Before working for the Alliance he worked in parliament for an MP and has degrees in politics and political philosophy.

@danny_webster

Lahna Pottle

16-19s specialist with SchoolsworkUK, Youthscape

Lahna has been working in secondary schools since 2011, and joined the SchoolsworkUK team in June 2016 as the 16-19s Specialist. Lahna has worked with young people in churches, on estates, in secondary schools and colleges, and in drop-in centres. She completed a BA in Theology and Youth Ministry.

@lahnapottle

Damilola Okeke

Radio Producer

Damilola Okeke aka Dami O is a Producer, Presenter and Creative whose path continues to be carved out by God. She is also a writer and performer of spoken word poetry, song and narrative. Currently she is a key Content Producer for Premier Gospel, the leading Gospel radio station in the UK.

@Dee_O_

Vicky Walker

Writer and speaker

Vicky Walker is a writer and speaker, among other things. She writes about life, arts and culture, faith, and awkward moments in the form of books, articles, stories, and more, and she tweets a lot. 

@vicky_walker 

Dan Rackham

Christian YouTuber

Dan is a YouTube creator. He creates shareable bitesize videos that get people talking about Jesus. Collectively his videos have been watched over 3 million times. He also manages the Go Chatter videos website where churches can download engaging videos from a number of different YouTube creators. Previously Dan served at a church in Toxteth, Liverpool as a community worker and evangelist. To relax he enjoys cooking for friends, making things, and the occasional bit of kite surfing.

@gochattervideos

Daniel Jones

Head of Business Development, Stewardship

Daniel is responsible for marketing, communications, new product development and campaigns throughout the year. He is passionate about finding new ways to make giving easy. Before joining Stewardship, Daniel helped lead a growing Christian development charity, Hand in Hand, and now continues to serve as a trustee, as well as sitting on the steering committees of other local community groups.

@dmjonesoir

Joanna McFarland

Assistant Director, Pfander Centre

Joanna grew up in Northern Ireland, where she worked with youth and lead youth camps for 14 years. She graduated in Multimedia and worked as a Multimedia Developer for 9 years and taught ICT in local colleges before God called her to London to share the Gospel with Muslims. Joanna is now Assistant Director of the Pfander Centre for Apologetics, where she heads up the Pfander Youth Course, and Pfander's online Course on Islam, while completing her final year on the Proclamation Trust Cornhill training course.

@PfanderCentre 

Guvna B

Rap artist and author

Isaac Borquaye - also known as MOBO-award winning artist, Guvna B - is Premier Gospel's resident Brand Developer & Digital Producer. A graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, Isaac started at Premier as the Social Media & Online Producer for Premier Gospel and has since build up his own social media network as Guvna B, with over 70,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

@GuvnaB

Sean Skinner

Youth Pastor, St Pauls Howell Hill

Sean is the Youth Pastor at St Pauls Howell Hill. He is also a worship leader and keen cyclist. In a previous life he was 'Social Media Sean' - responsible for all things social media at Premier.

@SeanUSX

Seyi Akiwowo

Councillor, London Borough of Newham

Seyi Akiwowo founded Glitch! UK an anti-online abuse campaigning and educational social enterpirse earlier this year. This was after facing horrendous racists and sexist online abuse when a video of her speech in the European Parliament went viral. Seyi is a London School of Economics graduate, a Fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts and has had eight successful years working in the policy, politics and sustainable development sectors in the UK and abroad including Kuwait, Istanbul, UAE, Prague, Brussels, India and Bosnia. Seyi is also a locally elected politician in East London, making her the youngest black female Councillor in Newham.

@seyiakiwowo

Dot Tyler

Head of Youth and Young Adult Team, Tearfund

Dot Tyler is the Head of Youth and Young Adult team at Tearfund. believes in the power of people to bring about change. She loves crafting, sewing and house renovations. 

@Dot_Tyler

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Tickets

Single Ticket: £39

Plus Awards: £109

Group offers available!

Date

4th November 2017, 10am to 5:20pm

Venue

The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London 

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