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Vimla is a design thinker, international speaker and advocate for changing the way businesses think: using technology, design and culture to align profit and purpose. Vimla works across large scale organisations, small businesses and scaling startups, bridging the gap between the public and private sector. She founded Experience Matters, a design-thinking consultancy with clients including the NHS, Northern Collective: Women in Public Space, and SheSaysMCR. She travels the world representing the UK on tech missions and has been featured in The Times on Sunday, BBC Breakfast and Sky News. Vim is a multiple award winner, with a spot on the Northern Power Women Awards Future List, Digital Leaders Young Leader of the Year, WeAreTheCity Rising Star and on the Top 100 Asians in UK Tech list.  

She’s the one powerlifting, writing her new book on Culture Design and drinking all the tea.

Upcoming.

Manchester. February 2020. Responsible Tech Review – Panel – People Progress and Responsible Tech: Where’s the humanity in tech’s future?
Manchester. March 2020. Digital Expo Manchester – Talk – Bringing people on the journey with you.
Manchester. March 2020. Upfront Conf – Talk
Manchester. May 2020. Agile Manchester – Keynote – Design, Code and Communication
Dublin. June 2020. This is HCD – Talk
Dublin. June 2020. This is HCD – Workshop – The Future of Work is Culture

Past.

2020

Manchester. #YouEqualTechNorth – Panel – Building Diverse Teams

Bury. iNetwork Understanding Organisational Change – Workshop – People, Systems and Processes.

London. National Developers Conference (NDC) – How Does Designing Your Culture Help Your Code?

2019

London. Sky News Interview – The Future Of The Corporation

London. British Academy Future Of The Corporation Paper Launch – Panel – Purposeful Business and Innovation and Technology

London. HomesUKDigital Transformation and Culture Change

Rotterdam, The Netherlands. International Gov Design ConferenceRecognising Bias In Your Design

Manchester. Diversity Dividend Panel

Manchester. Presented IDEA Award to Year 9 Girls

Manchester. Soda SocialThe Power of Service Design

Manchester. NUXIt’s Time to Redesign Design

Manchester. Retail Mashup – Facilitator – How to conduct experiments on human beings.

Manchester. Agile on The Edge – Keynote – How does Designing your Culture Can Help Your Code?

Wales. The Goodlife Experience – Pechakucha – The Future of work.

Liverpool. TechUP!Women – Talk – Why we need self care.

London. Disruption SummitCrossing the Divide.

Manchester. Design Council – Advisor – Global Design Showcase.

Manchester. Common Purpose Syrian Diaspora Leadership Programme – Workshop – Finding your why.

Manchester. Housing 2019 – Facilitator – Homelessness Hackathon

Manchester. Housing 2019 – Panel – Question time debate: future leaders

London. FutureGovDesigning 21st Century Government – Keynote – Design, Diversity and Tech: How to use your power

London. Landscape Institute – Festival of Ideas

Manchester. Diverse Tech NW – Workshop – Intro to Service Design

Cologne, Germany. Think About Conference – Keynote – Design, Diversity and Tech: How to use your power.

Manchester. #LGDCNW – Talk – Putting people back at the heart of public services

Manchester. Glug– Talk – How can you do what you love?

Sheffield. University of Sheffield – Careers in design

Manchester. The Success Monologues – Panel

London. Open Data Institute – Talk – Creating better services for people

Currently curating all of my public speaking.