A nearly 40 year career in the technology space, I have had some fantastic experiences, seen and worked with some great people and learnt an awful lot.
Partnerships, and teamwork are my passions and career.
I started in channel sales in 1993 when I joined a fantastic business called SDX Business Systems, a recent MBO from STC. That particular journey continued through IPO to being acquired by Lucent Technologies, and then spinning off to form Avaya - what a ride. Made some lifelong friends in the channel and all I remember are the good bits.
The rest is well documented in the history of this fantastic industry.
I am an instinctive collaborator and have an eye for an opportunity to "band together".
My life outside work is supported by my lovely wife Julia and 5 awesome kids, 2 grandsons, and golden lab - Archie.
My love of teamwork continues with a passion for Rugby Union and my team Leicester Tigers, and national team England. You can also find me occasionally looking for a lost ball on a golf course.
Dr Lucy Green has a proven expertise for finding and developing the hidden potential that lies within channels and businesses. Such opportunities aren’t always easy to spot, especially when juggling the many demands of today’s tough marketplaces. This is why Lucy’s specialist insight has proved so valuable to companies ranging from channel providers and resellers, ambitious start-ups and successful enterprises. Lucy has a talent for unlocking a company’s hidden potential, enabling it to improve and flourish. And it’s a talent that over the past two years has delivered business transformations worth over £300 million. Outside of Larato Lucy is a popular industry speaker and an energetic advocate of women in science and technology.
Itret Latif was appointed CEO of the Federation of Communications Services (FCS) at the beginning 2019. He has held several leading non-executive positions in Telecoms and Energy and has been invited to provide evidence to both the House of Commons and House of Lords select committees on telecoms and energy. In his evidence to the House of Lords in 2012 he was the first to identify broadband as an essential service and a utility. At the same hearing, he called for Regulatory change and restructuring of BT with Openreach being separated to become a legal entity owning both the infrastructure assets and engineering operation. Itret has an energy utility background, as a former senior executive of Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE), he established and headed highly profitable SSE retail telecoms and gas businesses. He joined the FCS board in 2009 and was appointed FCS Deputy Chairman in summer 2016. He also brings more than 18 years of telecoms and energy industry leadership, regulatory and policy development expertise and management experience.
David is the Managing Director of Blabbermouth Marketing, an award-winning agency specialising in IT & Telecoms sales and marketing. David has held Leadership positions across Reseller and PLC businesses since the early 2000s, gaining valuable experience across multiple routes to market across sales, marketing, branding and strategy. His passion for delivering joined-up marketing campaigns ensures that Blabbermouth’s team exceed its clients’ goals through his forward-focused and insightful leadership.
David is a well-known strategist, keynote speaker and influencer on cloud computing, digital transformation, social collaboration and ERP software. In April, he was appointed CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, stepping up from director and deputy chair of the organisation.
He is a specialist in sales, marketing and operations in the technology sector, and guest lectures on digital and social media at Henley Business School and on INSEEC’s MBA programme. David is an advisor and non-exec director for several companies, and a regular host on the tech TV channel Disruptive.Live.
Adam Zoldan has over 25 year’s experience in the telecoms and technology sector. He is Founder and Director of Knight Corporate Finance, a specialist boutique which helps entrepreneurs realise their ambitions through advising on strategy, funding, acquisitions and exit. Founded in 2008, Knight has successfully delivered over 120 transactions across the ICT sector. Adam was formerly a managing director of V Networks which was acquired by Opal Telecom and prior to this he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance as lead advisor for telecommunication transactions.