Carolyn Dawson is President and Managing Director for Industry Verticals and Festivals at Informa Tech.
Over the last 20 years, Carolyn has created, developed and led a global portfolio of Digital Media, Research, Events and Training across a variety of sectors including Communication Networks and Services, Artificial Intelligence, Vertical Industries and Enterprise IT.
Her portfolio includes world renowned brands such as Africa Tech Festival, Broadband World Forum, Omdia, Light Reading, Games Developer Conference, Wards Auto and the 5G World Series.
Carolyn is passionate about growing the tech community and ensuring it is open to all to truly realise the positive potential of technology in the world. She has led London Tech Week within Informa for four years, building its profile and driving the ambition for it to showcase the very best of technology across the UK. She is spearheading the expansion of this global series of Festivals to Africa and now to Asia.
Carolyn also leads a joint venture business with Founders Forum, creating new media and event opportunities for the premier community of global entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors in the digital, media and technology sectors. She also sits on the Founders Forum board.