Harriet Rees

Chief Information Officer

Starling Bank

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Speaker Bio

As Chief Information Officer, Harriet is responsible for managing the systems, information and technology assets for Starling while defining and delivering the overarching technology strategy. She also holds responsibility for business continuity and operational resilience while leading a team of technologists spanning across Data, Engineering, Information Security and Product Development.

Harriet trained as an actuary and went on to develop and implement analytical software in regulated markets globally. As part of this, she used her background in mathematics to combine innovative machine learning based technology solutions with traditional actuarial methods.

In 2018, she joined Starling as the founding member of the data team to develop the bank’s in-house data science capability.

Speaker Sessions


Building A Tech Talent Strategy For The Future

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • Career Development
  • HR/DEI
  • Software & Development
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    CEO & Co-Founder

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  • Harriet Rees

    Chief Information Officer

    Starling Bank

Join this engaging fireside chat as we delve into the evolving tech landscape and the future of hiring tech talent. Drawing from the experiences of industry technology leaders, we’ll explore how to navigate the ever-shifting global talent landscape. Discover how leading companies are responding to and shaping global talent trends, and gain insights into the positive impact of fostering diversity in your tech talent pool.

Our experts will share practical wisdom on attracting, retaining, and nurturing a diverse workforce, while creating an inclusive company culture that fosters innovation and drives business growth.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how leading companies are navigating global talent trends
  • Understand the positive business impact of hiring diverse tech talent
  • Gain insights on attracting and retaining diverse talent, and building an inclusive company culture

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