2019 Speakers

Kathryn Parsons

Co-founder and CEO of Decoded

Kathryn is co-founder and CEO of Decoded, a technology education company up-skilling and re-skilling professionals in code, data, AI and machine learning. Their methodology of no jargon, fun, fast, hands-on, technology-enabled learning has resonated with a generation grappling with the impacts of AI and Automation.

Started in East London with a credit card and a belief that they could teach anyone Code in a Day, Decoded now teaches in over 85 cities worldwide. In 2018, Decoded launched its Data Academies with an ambition to fill the data skills gap and generate over half a million data science experiments within the world of business.

Kathryn has been described as “an economic force”. She sits on the UK Prime Minister and London Mayor’s Business Advisory Boards and is a non-executive to the board of The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In 2016 she received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

She campaigned for Code on the UK National Curriculum, which was successfully introduced in 2014. She is currently campaigning for an unlimited visa for tech talent and A Future Skills Fund to empower everyone at any age to realise their potential through learning.

Kathryn believes that the Education Revolution is the answer to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Keerti Melkote

President & Founder, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Keerti Melkote is President & Founder of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He started Aruba Networks in 2002 with a vision to enable mobility for enterprises of all sizes. This started with the creation of Aruba’s secure mobility platform for deploying enterprise-scale wireless LANs. Keerti led Aruba through its IPO offering in 2007 and continues to guide Aruba’s strategic direction as it grows and expands into the leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions. Prior to founding Aruba, he held leadership roles in product management, technology marketing and engineering at Cisco, Intel and leading networking startups such as Shasta Networks. He received his MSEE from Purdue University and B.Tech in ECE from JNTU, Hyderabad. Keerti has been granted multiple patents for innovations in the field of networking and communications and was honored by Purdue University as an Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer in 2009. He serves as an adviser and an angel investor to multiple Silicon Valley startups that are applying technology to transform many diverse industries including wireless, security, datacenter, social networking, healthcare, sports and construction.

Partha Narasimhan

Chief Technology Officer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Partha Narasimhan is the Chief Technology Officer at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He has been with Aruba since the inception of the company in 2002. At Aruba, he has led wireless product development in Engineering and later became the CTO for enterprise networking. Since the acquisition by HP, he has been the CTO for the networking organization within Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Partha currently leads a team that is responsible for technology vision and strategy for networking, spanning both campus and data center networks. He has worked on multiple networking technologies throughout his career following a PhD from Rutgers University. Partha has participated in the standardization process at the IEEE 802.11 and the IETF.


11–14 June 2019
Šibenik, Croatia