We’re excited to confirm the innovators, thought-leaders and digital transformation experts who will form the XPO North speaker line-up.

With less than two weeks to go until we open the doors to XPO North at the Manchester Museum of Industry and Science on 20 November, it’s time to find out who will be there leading the charge.

As always, we’re bringing together the brightest minds in the business to deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation. And if you missed our recent blog, we’re excited to have a very special guest joining us at our debut event in Manchester.

The Trustmarque XPO North speakers line-up:

Sean Horne, Dell Technologies

Sean Horne

Chief Customer Officer Enterprise EMEA, Dell Technologies

Helen Smith, Microsoft

Helen Smith

Partner Success Manager, Microsoft

Lee Dilworth, VMware

Lee Dilworth

Chief Technologist – Storage & Availability, VMware EMEA

Mike Smart, Forcepoint

Mike Smart

Security Strategist, Forcepoint, EMEA

James Miller

James Miller

Senior Manager, Sales & Engineering UKI & Nordics, Sophos

Ross Cooper Smith, IntelliFlash

Ross Cooper-Smith

Principal Engineer, Sales Engineering, IntelliFlash

Nathan Kitchen

Nathan Kitchen

Head of Online Innovation, Trustmarque

Ciaron Hoye, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Ciaron Hoye

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Mark Lillywhite

Mark Lillywhite

Pre-Sales Consultant, Snow

Mike Andrews, Cohesity

Mike Andrews

Senior System Engineer, Cohesity

David Dawson

David Dawson

Technical Lead, Crown Hosting Framework Authority

Paul Hunt SharePoint Conference

Paul Hunt

Principal Consultant, Business Productivity Practice, Trustmarque

Paul Brady

Paul Brady

Principal Consultant, Data & Applications, Trustmarque

XPO North speakers coming soon

XPO North speakers: topics at a glance

Our XPO North speakers will be covering a broad range of topics linked to digital discovery and transformation. Following the success of XPO South, we have a dedicated stream for the Public Sector which will feature strong customer case studies, alongside presentations from leading vendors.

Digital Transformation

Digital Thinking

Digital Inclusion and Empowerment

Hybrid Cloud + Mutlt-Cloud

Behaviour Analytics

Data Fragmentation

And more…

Public Sector Innovation

Innovation, Ethics & Culture in Health

Data & Culture

Automation in the Cloud

Driving Efficiencies

Government IT Infrastructure

And more…

Special Guest: Sir Chris Bonington

In keeping with the theme of exploration and discovery, mountaineer, broadcaster and author Sir Chris Bonington will join us at XPO North. Expect Sir Chris to draw vivid parallels between the mountaineering and expedition process and the challenging facing organisations as they go through transformation.

Chris will focus on critical skills like leadership, teamwork, agility and crisis management in the face of adversity.

After his presentation, there will be an opportunity to meet the man of the mountain and request a signature.

Chris Bonington climbing

What more to expect at Trustmarque XPO North?

  • Lively discussion through Q&A panel sessions
  • Hands-on problem solving in the Technology Lab
  • Meet and collaborate with all the leading vendors 
  • Troubleshoot with Trustmarque’s Cloud specialists
  • Advice and expertise from Cyber Security experts
  • Networking lunch where you can make new connections


Register by 15 November to secure your free ticket to XPO North.

Register for XPO North

By Katherine Murphy, content enthusiast