BJSS invites all leaders to join us in an exploration of the unique world of tech leadership. From startup to enterprise, whether you’re a Tech/Test lead, Delivery/Engineering Manager or have a passion for tech leadership - come and join us as we share our experiences.

    It's not all business with gin tasting with P A S T E L Leeds and canapés from Shine to spark the conversation. A relaxed environment where you can meet like-minded individuals and gain insight into solutions that businesses require today.


    18:00 - Welcome drinks

    18:30 - Introduction; Thoughts on technical leadership - Sarah Baker

    18:35 - Gin tasting, networking & canapés

    19:15 - Mentoring future technical leaders - Rich McIntyre

    19:20 - More Gin tasting, networking and canapés

    20:30 - Close


    Rich McIntyre

    Chief Engineer

    Rich has been a developer for over 20 years, lived and worked in Japan for 15, and has been involved in tech leadership in enterprise settings since 2015. He delights in seeing innovation being brought to the table by talented individuals and his passion for software engineering has led him to be co-organiser of several tech focussed community groups such as LeedsJS and Yorkshire Fullstack.

    Sarah Baker

    Head of Technology at Sky

    Sarah is a vibrant and inspirational technology leader. She is currently Head of Technology at Sky and has delivery responsibility for a wide range of Sky’s digital products which are created at the technical hub at Leeds Dock. Before being involved with delivery management at Sky, Sarah enjoyed a successful career as a test analyst and lead at a number of high profile organisations such as the NHS, William Hill and Sky Bet.




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