Tech. Catalysts

Building the next generation of digital commerce talent

Tech. Catalysts

Tech. recognises that there is a huge shortage of STEM talent across the commerce industry. To accelerate the time it takes for the industry to reduce this gap, Tech. has created Tech. Catalysts. 

Tech. Catalysts is a comprehensive programme, designed to provide learning, skills and support for the next generation of technology leaders in the commerce space. A cohort of 50 people will be hand chosen to take part in a curated programme. As well as attending the regular programme, those chosen will also have access to bespoke content sessions run by partners and supporters, unique networking opportunities, and meet and greets with keynote speakers. 


Tech. Catalysts aims to:

  • Accelerate the learning and development of future tech leaders
  • Empower tech talent with skills and contacts that can accelerate their career
  • Embrace diversity as a strategic goal to drive forward the industry
  • Shine a spotlight on the commerce industry as a dynamic and exciting place to carve out a technology career

The Mentors

Tech. Catalysts receive

  • A speed mentoring session from the Catalyst Mentors who will share short, sharp bursts of wisdom and insight on key leadership learnings and qualities. 
  • An exclusive meet and greet with one of the keynote speakers. This is a fantastic opportunity to understand these speakers’ careers and what they look for when hiring future leaders
  • A bespoke guided tour of the show floor by a leading technology expert, to understand about the latest innovations driving the commerce industry
  • Exposure & Marketing on Tech. website
  • Access to the Tech. House – a VIP networking lounge
  • Access to all the Tech. Series for the next 12 months

This year's Catalysts

View just some of our amazing participants

  • Jules Greenidge, Arcadia
  • Sarah Chambers, Boden
  • Ryan Short, boohoo
  • Marshall Johnson, Browns Fashion (Farfetch)
  • Samantha Cracknell, Debenhams
  • Hannah Thomas, Dunelm
  • Fareeaa Hanslot, Dunelm
  • Kristen Sesto, Encore Digital Media
  • Laura Ireland, Farfetch
  • Anil Nair, Globechain
  • Siobhan Robinson, Graze
  • Jonathan Reuben, Hallett Retail Services Ltd
  • Reena Mistry, HSBC Global Banking
  • Irfan Aslam, Kiddies Kingdom
  • Charlotte Moulson, Livia's
  • Shammy Kalkat, Mars Wrigley UK
  • Phill Jaremczenko-Dye, Mars Wrigley UK
  • Bethany Corcoran, ME+EM
  • Roxanne Heaton, Morrisons
  • Mary Wheeler, MyOptique Group Ltd
  • Kavitha Rajendran, Not On The High Street
  • Zen Mian, O2 Telefonica
  • Nikoletta Petrova, Ocado Solutions
  • Helen Akintunde, Peabody
  • Natalia Gomez Fernandez, Roberto Verino
  • Lily Keating, Sainsbury's Argos
  • Caroline Dickson, Sainsbury's Argos
  • Joanna Steel, Sainsbury's Argos
  • Rebecca Saunders, Seekology
  • Darren Maddock, Superdrug
  • Paul Wilkinson, Tesco
  • Leyya Sattar, The Other Box
  • Chirag Savjani, Unilever
  • Kay Desmond,
  • Adam Smith, Vision Express
  • Rajan Dey, Whitworths

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