📣 Announcing our first speaker for the 2020 Ada's List Conf 📣

Our Ada's List Annual Conf is fast approaching, and we are so excited to announce our first speaker - Martha Lane Fox. Martha will be heading up our events panel "Rethinking the role of government in a COVID and post-COVID world."

Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, is the Chair of the House of Lords Covid-19 Committee. She wants to use her skills as a tech entrepreneur to help the UK recover from COVID-19, and that's exactly what she's going to do as Chair. This panel is an exciting opportunity to submit some ideas firsthand about the post-COVID world we want to create, together.

In addition to Chairing the COVID Committee, Martha is the Chair of WeTransfer's Board of Directors and sits on the boards of Twitter, Chanel, and the Queens Commonwealth Trust. She founded Doteveryone.org.uk, a one-of-a-kind charity that fought for a fairer internet and set out the ground rules for what good use of the internet looks like, across privacy, data, and beyond. Prior to this, Lane Fox co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman.

Martha will be joined by Dr Železný-Green from the Internet Society, a global non-profit working to ensure that the Internet of opportunity can benefit all. For more than five years, Ronda has co-organized the London ICT4D Meetup group, a community of nearly 1,200 people interested in the use of technology in international development, and co-founded and led Panoply Digital, a women-owned, socially conscious organization leveraging expertise in tech, education, and gender to create sustainable solutions to development challenges.

This virtual panel will be held on Thursday 15th October from 4-6pm UK time, where we will discuss the biggest issues coming out of COVID.

Sign up for your tickets now, and see you there! 


September 16, 2020
Nicole Whitelaw
Marketing and Communications Associate