Paul is co-founder and CEO of Tito, a faster, more flexible platform for selling tickets online. He's also the proud organiser of Úll — a conference at the intersection of the humanities and the sciences.
Emma Langford hails from Limerick in the South-West of Ireland. Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016 she’s hardly taken her foot off the pedal, with an eye-watering ever-growing tour schedule and frequent collaborations up her sleeve.
Emma has received consistent praise from national and international media and audiences alike, with The Irish Times describing her debut album Quiet Giant (2017) as ‘music that weaves a spell as you listen to it… An enduring piece of work’.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate.
She has delivered keynotes in 24 countries on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. Her TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you, has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED’s top ten ideas of 2015.
She published her first book 'Yassmin's Story: Who do you Think I am?' with Random House at age 24, and followed up with her first fiction book for younger readers, 'You Must Be Layla', in 2019.
Jay-Ann Lopez is the Founder of Black Girl Gamers and Co-founder of Curlture, poet, public speaker and entrepreneur.
Recently named as one of the 50 most influential black Brits in tech, and MCV Women in Games Campaigner of the Year, Jay-Ann created Black Girl Gamers to cater for those who felt invisible and/or ostracised by the gaming community.
Having been an avid gamer since a very young age, gaming has always been integral to Jay-Ann’s personality and lifestyle. For years Jay-Ann noticed that she and other women like her, were perceived to be invisible or unimportant in the gaming scene so she decided to make a change.
Jay-Ann regularly speaks to corporations and the media about the importance of representation, diversity and inclusivity in the gaming community and wider tech world.
If you attended our inaugural Admission conference in 2018, you’ll already have had the pleasure of seeing Jessie present. Then, she shared with us the story of her and Elaine Pow’s brainchild, Layers. Layers is a satellite conference of WWDC which is lauded every year for its attention to detail, invaluable content for designers, and snacks.
Kristina Halvorson is the CEO and founder of Brain Traffic, the coauthor of Content Strategy for the Web, the founder of Confab Events, and the host of The Content Strategy Podcast.
Kristina was instrumental in establishing content strategy as an essential practice for agencies and companies across every industry.
Her seminal article, The Discipline of Content Strategy, was published in 2008 by A List Apart, the world’s most popular online magazine for web professionals.
She also initiated the 2009 Content Strategy Consortium, which was the first official gathering dedicated to the topic of content strategy.
In 2001, Kristina founded Brain Traffic, one of the world’s first and foremost content strategy consultancies. Brain Traffic’s clients have included 30 of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as beloved brands and institutions around the world.
Chris Coyier is a web designer and developer. He built CSS-Tricks, a website all about building websites, going strong for 10 years.
He's the co-founder of CodePen, a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.
Along with Dave Rupert, he's the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about (you guessed it), building websites.
He's spoken at events and given workshops all over the world. He's also written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.
Rand Fishkin is the cofounder and CEO of SparkToro. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his blogging, videos, speaking, and his book, Lost and Founder.
When Rand’s not working, he’s most likely to be in the company of his partner in marriage and (mostly petty) crime, author Geraldine DeRuiter.
If you feed him great pasta or great whisky, he’ll give you the cheat code to rank #1 on Google.