Sue Black Speaker

Sue Black

Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist

Professor Sue Black OBE is the tech evangelist with an incredible story that lead her to become one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today. An award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, keynote speaker, social entrepreneur and Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University Sue spins many plates, but at the heart of all her work is inspiring others. With a dedicated Twitter tribe of over 65,500 Sue was an early adopter of the power of the platform and led the high profile and hugely successful campaign to save Bletchley park, capitalising upon social media as a fitting continuation of institute’s technological legacy. In March 2023 Sue will be BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Deputy President.

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About Sue Black

A multi award winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Professor Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, a UK government advisor, thought leader, Trustee at Comic Relief, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker.

Sue set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen in 1998 and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park, home of the WW2 codebreakers. Sue’s first book Saving Bletchley Park details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park from 2008-2011. Sue has championed women in tech for over two decades, founding the #techmums social enterprise in 2013 and the pioneering TechUPWomen retraining underserved women into tech careers in 2019.

Passionate about technology as an enabler Sue didn’t have a traditional start to her career. She left home and school at 16, married at 20 and had 3 children by the age of 23. A single parent at 25 she went to university, gained a degree in computing then a PhD in software engineering. Sue now has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

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