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Meet Techies judge Jack Maxton

Hartham Group’s Chief Digital Officer Jack Maxton, joins us as one of the judges for the 2019 Awards, helping to recognise those who have gone above and beyond in their respective field.

Working across Hartham Groups’s investment portfolio and as Chair of the Corsham Institute, a beyond profit focussed on building a fairer digital future of all Jack brings a wide range of experience to the Awards.

He tells us about his background and what the Techies 2019 means for Swindon and Wiltshire.


From starting my career at Shell to working with the Ministry of Defence and Government on some of their most complex and technology transformation programmes I have always had a keen interest in innovation and realising the opportunities digital can bring. I have deep experience of strategy, enterprise architecture and systems engineering and enjoy applying these to new challenges.

Most recently I spent time at KPMG in London where I was the principal advisor on digital transformation, technology and cyber security to boards of directors across the financial services, life sciences, aerospace and defence industries. This helped me to gain deep experience in the development of strategy and adapt programmes to support organisations affected by the changes demanded by the digital revolution.

From KPMG  I joined Hartham Group as the Chief Digital Officer and joined the board of the Corsham Institute as Chair in November 2018.

Judging the Techies

I’m excited to be involved with The Techies this year. 2018 saw the launch of the Awards which are important in recognising the exceptional talent we have in the region.

We’re delighted that the event itself is returning to Hartham Park which is a venue synonymous with innovation, businesses and inspiration.

I’m looking forward to the judging process and seeing the awards handed out on the night.

Wiltshire and Swindon 2019 and Beyond

Hartham Park is already home to over 46 companies ranging from start-ups to much larger and very well-established names in the technology industry.

By providing conditions for tech businesses to thrive, and through the the Corsham Institute, we’re very excited to drive this growth in the South West and help build on the unique digital framework Corsham already has. Within the next few years there is going to be a huge shortfall in skilled Digital and Cyber people, so over the next 20 years, we’d like to establish a space for SMEs to grow with access to some of the best new talent coming out of education.