Julian Blake


A journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, Julian leads the DigitalAgenda editorial and events mission. He was previously editor of TechCityinsider, covering the UK tech startup scene, and has a writing and events career spanning private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Charlie Hoult


Charlie is a media/digital investor with a portfolio turnover of £15m+ and 70 staff, covering software development, tech recruitment and property, with the Hoults Yard business park in Newcastle let to 100+ digital/creative firms.

Sarah Thackray

Events manager

Sarah is co-founder of BeaconHouse, one of the UK’s brightest corporate events businesses, offering award-winning logistics, sponsorship and member management. Sarah leads on the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards.

Adam Beaumont

Board member

Adam is the chief executive of Leeds-based telecoms and data business aql, a serial tech investor and the founder of mutual not-for-profit angel platform NorthInvest.

Abigail Harvey

Board member

New York-based senior television executive, producer and director, responsible for running the BBC office in the city for a decade.

Hagit Amsterdam

Business development manager

Hagit has over six years of experience in business development and strategic partnerships for the media and mobile industry. She was previously at app discovery and monetisation platform ironSource. Hagit leads on DigitalAgenda’s partnerships work.