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Founders and PODers 

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Duena Blomstrom

Author of “Emotional Banking”, “People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age” and the upcoming book “Tech-Led Culture”, Duena is the author of the "Emotional Banking" and “Human Debt” concepts and is advising the world’s top executives and companies on their people strategy. She is an international keynote speaker, top technology influencer with over 250,000 followers and 122,000 subscribers, and the co-founder of PeopleNotTech, a company offering a human work platform that increases the Psychological Safety, EQ and Well-being of Teams.

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Dave Ballantyne

A SQL Guru and former VP of Engineering, Dave’s experience of over 25 years in developing systems and teams in companies such as Worldpay, Asos and Wonga centres around innovation and technical excellence above all as he’s navigated roles in software and data cloud architecture at every level of complex organisations. 

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Allessandria Polizzi, SPHR, PhD

Pivoted her 20-year HR and OD career to create a solution for addressing leadership and organizational challenges in the new world of work. Launching Verdant Resiliency in 2021, they provide practical, simple, science-based skill-building to help organizations manage conflict, deepen teamwork, and cope with stress. With their global affiliates, they offer programs for any industry, including healthcare, education, CPG, banking, start-ups, and more.

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