Named one of the top 50 women in tech in Europe in 2015 Dr Sue Black is an award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker and passionate social entrepreneur. She has regular tech columns in both The Guardian and The Daily Mirror, the latter being a tech agony aunt column called “Ask Dr Black“.
Sue is a phenomenon: she brings to life social media and IT – Lucian J. Hudson, Director of Communications, The Open University
I am a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, an associate at DSRPTN an all female technology and digital consultancy, and a mentor at Google campus for mums. A champion for women in computing, I founded BCSWomen the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empower mums and their families through technology.
One of the most inspiring people I’ve met in a long time – Lynette Webb, Senior Manager, External Relations at Google
I am well known for my successful online and offline campaigning and activism around digital social inclusion and Saving Bletchley Park. I am a frequent public speaker, a social media-holic, mum of four and grandmother of one.
I tells her compelling life story with great enthusiasm and humour and am a safe pair of hands for hosting and chairing events, facilitating workshops and round tables, I love getting the best out of people in an engaging, warm and friendly style.
With 20+ years experience in academia I am also an accomplished academic manager and research centre director with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering.
Alongside her academic career I have spent the last 20 years campaigning for more recognition and support for women in computing. After the runaway success of the London BCSWomen network that I set up in 1998 she set up BCSWomen in 2001. After my first trip to Bletchley Park representing BCSWomen in 2003 I got funding for the Women of Station X project highlighting the women’s contribution there during WW2.