Conference speaking and workshops

Conference speaking

I am an experienced conference speaker on a range of tech policy and regulatory issues, specifically those which impact web design and development. I help audiences to comprehend the ways these issues affect their code, workflows, and business practices.

I take pride in breaking down seemingly complex legal and regulatory issues into small, easily understood parts. I speak in plain English, not legalese or government-speak. My conference talks educate, empower, entertain, and inspire. They do not scaremonger, threaten, lecture, or patronise.


In addition to topical conference talks, I deliver structured workshops and training sessions to conference audiences, agencies, and project teams.

Recent topics have included the Privacy by Design framework, preparing for GDPR, implementing privacy into project structures, and understanding Brexit’s impact on the tech sector.

Workshops are typically half-day sessions and can be customised to the audience’s needs.

Interested in inviting me to speak?

Let’s talk about how I can inspire your team. Here’s the fine print:
  • I do expect to have my travel costs from from Glasgow, Scotland covered, as well as accommodation.
  • I need to know that your event has a Code of Conduct and that it is public, visible, and shared in advance with attendees.
  • I do not provide talks to bolster any specific political party agenda.
  • As an impartial provider of information resources I cannot endorse any particular compliance product.
  • I’ve retired my “Developing for privacy” overview talk – you can watch it here.

Past conference talks

2019: Smashing Conference Freiburg // Dutch PHP Conference // CodeMobile // Drupal London // 2018: NADPO annual conference // Accessibility Scotland // ScotlandPHP // Drupal Europe // WordCamp Europe Belgrade // Frontend United Utrecht // WordCamp Belfast // WordCamp London // PHP Yorkshire // DDD Scotland 2017: WordCamp Dublin // WordCamp Europe Paris // CodeMobile UK // WordCamp London // ScotRUG // Highland Fling Sessions // TechMeetup Edinburgh 2016: WordCamp Belfast // WordCamp Manchester // WordCamp Europe Vienna // J and Beyond Barcelona 2015: WordCamp Edinburgh // WordCamp Manchester // WordCamp Europe Seville // WordCamp London 2014: WordCamp Manchester 2012: WordCamp UK Edinburgh