Inspirefest 2017

Dr Sue Black OBE

Founder, Techmums & author, Saving Bletchley Park

Named one of the Top 50 Women in Tech in Europe in 2015, Dr Sue Black OBE is an award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker and passionate social entrepreneur. She has regular tech columns in both The Guardian and The Daily Mirror, the latter being a tech agony aunt column called ‘Ask Dr Black’.

Black’s book Saving Bletchley Park details how she campaigned from 2008 to 2011 to save Bletchley Park, and was instrumental in the campaign to secure the Turing papers for the UK.

She is an honorary professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College London and a mentor at Google campus for mums. A champion for women in computing, Black is founder of BCSWomen the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise that empowers mothers and their families through technology.

With more than 20 years of experience in academia, she is also an accomplished academic manager and research centre director with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering.