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7 CTO's In London You Should Know

Allow us to introduce these 7 trailblazers across transport, broadcasting, supplier and consumer services in the UK

Women in Leadership? The more, the merrier.

Becoming a leader at C-Level is no easy task, especially when you’re battling some extra biases on the side. That’s why we want to place these CTOs on your radar. Allow us to introduce these 7 trailblazers across transport, broadcasting, supplier and consumer services in London.

Roxana Diaconescu – Silverrail

Roxana is a technology leader with over 25 years of experience in software engineering, leading, building, and scaling teams. What’s her specialty? “Engineering leadership, coaching, mentoring, leading geographically distributed, multicultural teams; systems design and architecture, large scale distributed systems.” Roxana’s impressive CV includes tech giants such as Facebook, Uber, Cloudera and Sysdig. Now the CTO of SilverRail, what makes Roxana a great leader? Her prioritization and ability to drive things in the right direction. With outstanding communication skills, she is focused on promoting smooth team collaborations and increasing work efficiency. A natural leader, and a great mentor to all.


Prasanna Gopalakrishnan – Sky

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan – Sky

Prasanna is the Group Chief Technology Officer at Sky. She is a Digital Executive with 20+ years of experience with expertise in leading and specializing in transformation centered on Client Experience and Operational Excellence. Prasanna is a passionate leader committed to developing diversity, women in technology, Asian leadership, amongst others.  Prasanna has an impressive and extensive work experience across various industries such as Banking, Finance, and Education.


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Sam Mountford Feast It CTO

Sam Mountford — Feast It

Sam is the CTO of Feast – the UK’s leading event booking platform where you can book the perfect supplier for your wedding, private party, festival or work event. With 6 years of startup leadership, Sam is no stranger to the fast-paced whirlwind of the tech industry. Specializing in node / PHP stacks, AWS and React, Sam is committed to creating a safe and fun environment for product engineers to “get shit done and learn a whole load too.” YES SAM – can we see more of this energy, please?

Milena Nikolic – Trainline

Milena is Chief Technology Officer at Trainline, the world’s leading independent rail and coach travel platform. She believes in b

After spending nearly 13 years at Google, Milena went from Software Engineer to Engineering Director and

Nasreen Abduljaleel – Marley Spoon

Featured as one of Xena’s 2023 Women In Awards CTO Finalist, we are proud to feature Nasreen as one to watch in 2023. Nasreen was Senior Director of Technology at Expedia, and Senior Program Manager at Appature. She joined Marley Spoon in 2021 where she is currently Chief Technology Officer. Nasreen has a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science And Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2001 and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2004. An impressive CV for most!

Sara Stephens – Rest Less

Sara is the CTO & Co-founder at Rest Less. Rest Less is a digital community for people in their 50s, 60s and beyond. They offer content, guidance and resources on a range of topics spanning Work and Careers, Volunteering, Learning, Money, Health, Lifestyle and Relationships. With over 40,000 posted jobs each month from age-diverse employers – they know how to support you, whether you’re looking to find a job or post one. Diversity comes in all shapes, sizes and ages!

Suzanne Stevenson – Travix International

Suzanne is the CTO at Travix International. Travix is a global online travel company operating in 28 countries from offices in the Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore, London and the USA. With their 5 brands and an extensive portfolio of 35 websites, they are market leaders in several countries and growing rapidly on all continents. She joined Travix over 7 years ago, started off as Site Lead & Director Software Engineering, then on to Interim CTO and as of the last 4 years she is the CTO full-time. A real life example of climbing the latter and breaking the glass ceiling!

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