Sue is a passionate advocate for women in tech and has spent the last 20 years campaigning for more recognition and support for women in computing. This led to her founding BCSWomen, the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology. Sue recently appeared in the BBC Three documentary Girls Can Code, encouraging and mentoring young women into the tech industry.
Sue is also an academic with 20+ years’ experience with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering to her name.
In 2017, Sue received the Social Impact ABIE Award at The Grace Hopper Celebration in recognition of the positive impact her work is having on women, technology and society.
She was made an OBE in the New Year Honours list 2016 which was presented by HRH Prince Charles on May 20th 2016, and sits on the Government’s new advisory board for improving digital services.
Sue has spoken at many events worldwide, including after dinner talks for the United Nations in New York and Geneva, Google London, various banks, consulates and embassies, as well as to corporate leadership teams, geeks, mums, students and even on a soapbox on the South Bank of the Thames for Soapbox Science.
Paddy joined the company in 1978 after graduating with an honours degree in Electronic Engineering and moved into system security in 1979. As the company evolved, Paddy has held various positions as a technical lead in the field of system and product security, crypto and key management, communications system design and network security and more recently cyber security, including experience in incident response, which has resulted in a number of new innovations and patents. He has thirty years plus experience in communications and security, working with NATO and several national security authorities and security and standardisation working groups. In his current and previous roles, he has been involved in research and technology strategy and management in the field of security for over 12 years.
Cranfield University, a founding member of the AGUPP University network, was proud to host the 2018 Airbus Airnovation Summer Academy, welcoming the Airnovators to their truly unique learning environment. The only dedicated postgraduate university in the UK, Cranfield’s world-class programs, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments and an international outlook, all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe.
Their master’s and research degrees are informed by industry and focus on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agri-food, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. Cranfield’s School of Management is globally recognized for its excellence in leadership development and real-world focus.
We are on the cusp of a third revolution in flight. That’s why at Airbus, we are laser-focused on specific research and development areas that are going to be the key drivers in shaping the future of aerospace and improving the way we live, travel and interact.
Through our global innovation centres, venture capital fund, and aerospace accelerators, we collaborate with the brightest minds to tackle big problems with novel insights to make the world a more connected, prosperous, and safer place.
By funding and supporting start-ups and SMEs, we contribute to accelerating innovation in aerospace. Innovation happens when great ideas, people and challenges intersect. At Airbus, we make these intersections happen. The result – breakthrough innovations that positively impact the world and ignite excitement and passion for aerospace.