Session: Tech round-up: friend or foe
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Sonya Iovieno leads SVB’s Venture & Growth Banking business in EMEA. With over 20 years’ spent in both Corporate and Commercial Banking, Sonya’s experience spans across supporting both global and scaling companies as they grow. She works closely with a broad range of Venture Capital-backed Technology and Innovation clients, most notably in the Enterprise Software, Consumer Internet, FinTech and Frontier Technology sectors. Using SVB’s extensive global network, Sonya and her team have helped hundreds of tech companies in their growth ambitions.
Nick has 15 years experience in senior management and leadership roles in the arts, culture and library sectors. He is currently CEO of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) - a professional association providing leadership and professional development for the UK's 86,000 knowledge workers. His responsibilities include working with a Board of Trustees to set and review strategy, providing leadership and management to support business development, developing a strong and positive working culture and advocating for the organisation and its members in the media and with political stakeholders. In his former role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Collections Trust, Nick was responsible for the development and implementation of a portfolio of funded programmes worth in excess of EUR19m. He has led strategic change and developed business strategies that have increased revenue and impact for the professional community. Nick has developed partnerships across the media, industry and public policy arenas, including advising Government Ministers and agencies and working alongside high-profile brands including Google, Microsoft and the BBC.