We’re thrilled to be hosting one of the Global 22 Satellite events!
This year, SG Global is going truly global with a one-of-a-kind decentralized conference. Overall, 15,000 community members both live and online will come together to learn about and explore the next wave of the web, bridging the gap between web2 and web3, building human-centric products, impacting diverse communities, and more.
Come celebrate SG Global 2022 with us in the North East and hear our local - global guests!
It's a pleasure to have Kate Baucherel join us for the fireside chat, a global keynote and panelist on web3 and NFTs.
A pitch battle will also take place with five selected startups.
1. Safer Date
3. Place Changers
5. Spark EPOS
6. Endoxa Learning
Kate Baucherel BA(Hons) FCMA CGMA is an author, speaker and consultant specialising in emerging technologies, with a focus on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency. She consults with clients from startup and scaleup businesses to blue chip multinationals and is a member of Endava’s Technology Advisory Committee. Kate also teaches part time at the University of Teesside in both the Internati…
Kate Baucherel BA(Hons) FCMA CGMA is an author, speaker and consultant specialising in emerging technologies, with a focus on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency. She consults with clients from startup and scaleup businesses to blue chip multinationals and is a member of Endava’s Technology Advisory Committee. Kate also teaches part time at the University of Teesside in both the International Business School and the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies. Her subjects include fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency, digital transformation, and artificial intelligence and automation in finance and accounting.
Kate graduated in business from Newcastle University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Kate has held senior technical and financial roles in businesses across multiple sectors including utilities, construction, manufacturing, leisure and software, leading several enterprises through their start-up and growth phases.
Her books include Blockchain Hurricane: Origins, Applications and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (BEP/Harvard 2020), What’s Hot in Blockchain and Crypto (2020,2021) and the SimCavalier series of cybercrime thrillers. She has spoken at events across the world and online, as keynote, panellist, mentor and chair, and regularly appears on BBC radio as a cryptocurrency expert.
Open Solutions Global / London Business Academy
Founder & CEO
With almost 30 years of growing businesses under her belt, Patrycja is now supporting the growth of other businesses.
Awarded 'Quality of the Year 2008' for management and innovative training, gained numerous industry accreditations for her clients and supported the launch of companies and products from training, through FMCG to fintech platforms.
Blue-chip companies include Lego, BMW, Scania, as well as the armed forces, and government agencies. Her expertise lies in leveraging technology to enable growth. She has worked with several renowned tech incubators and accelerators mentoring tech founders.
She founded Open Solutions Global (opensolutions-london.co.uk), a boutique consulting firm, to assist growth-oriented companies and innovative start-ups with their tech launch and market expansion. Founder of London Business Academy and Chapter Director for Startup Grind, supporting tech ecosystems in Leeds and the North East of England.
Patrycja has always believed that empathy, listening, and a full understanding of clients' needs are crucial to building successful partnerships; something that leads to trust. With her youthful energy and industry-veteran experience, her company has enjoyed supporting and scaling up businesses in the UK, in the US and in Europe.
Project Adviser – North of Tyne Growth Fund
Growth Expert / X Accenture MD
Department for International Trade
International Trade Adviser
After 10 years of running my own businesses I sold up and moved into business support. I have supported different businesses across the North East via the Skills Support for the Workplace program, I worked on the Business Support Helpline helping pre-start, Start-up and Established businesses across the UK, I am currently a Project Adviser on the North of Tyne Growth fund which is a large Capital grant.
Mark Larsen was formerly a Managing Director with Accenture, and after a 30 year career working with many major UK Government departments, he retired after leading Accenture’s Public Sector Technology Industry group globally. He was also previously Managing Director of Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centre in Newcastle, which employs more than 1000 people in the North East. Mark is a Governor at the North East Futures University Technical College in Newcastle.
Phil Blacklock is an International Trade Adviser within Department for International Trade North East regional team. He provides advice, support and consultation towards North East businesses’ international growth, working with a range of different sized businesses. As part of Phil’s role, he also has a remit within the region to lead and support on Tech related export initiatives and activity.