Prior to founding Streets Consulting in 2008, Julia was global head of communications at NYSE Technologies, serving on the Executive Committee, and European head of marketing and sales development at Instinet.
In 2007, she incorporated her business Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications consultancy. Since then she and her team have advised a wide range of international firms in the field of fintech, capital markets and payments innovation, and offering specialist technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence, cyber and more. Julia is listed in the 100WFinTech Directory.
In 2017 Julia launched a podcast series ‘DiverCity Podcast’. On each episode, she interviews industry luminaries to shine a light on positive progress, call out areas requiring further focus and offer insights and best practice to help listeners drive change.
Last year Julia and her team launched a communications confidence building programme ‘Executive Shine’ coaching professionals from across the industry in how to be heard and command presence in meeting rooms, on conference calls, on stages, panels and as a compelling speaker.
Brummell Magazine, known as the ‘City’s little black book’, has recognised Julia a number of times – as one of their 30 Inspirational Women Influencers, 30 Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs and 30 Inspirational Women on Boards. She is regularly listed on various Women in FinTech lists and is often called upon to host and MC many industry and public events. Julia is the author of ‘The Linga Franca of the Corporate Banker’ lampooning excessive use of corporate jargon, and is an after-dinner speaker, auctioneer and stand-up comedian.
Julia is proud to serve as a trustee of the charity ‘Street Child’ and is a Fellow of the British American Project, the transatlantic leadership fellowship.
As a recovering Stand -Up comedian, Julia is regularly booked to facilitate and host conferences and awards across industries. Both as a speaker and a host, her content is compelling, zesty and uplifting.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards will recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector—from the professionals ensuring their companies meet increasingly complex legal demands to the academics and engineers pushing privacy thought leadership and innovative protections forward. Fifteen awards categories will honour both organisations and individuals that are shaping the present and future of privacy and data protection.
By discussing specialised privacy topics such as Culture, Behaviour, Change & Communication, and looking at functional issues in the spectrum of data governance and data ethics, the PICCASO Special Interest Group aims to change what the community thinks about privacy within their organisations and how their organisation perceives privacy across the workforce.
This will help our community drive improvements, determine what good looks like, and make sure that whoever holds privacy responsibilities can better communicate and affect change from within their organisation.
The Piccaso Privacy Awards will celebrate and help establish a movement in our nascent privacy industry, opening up conversations about why a privacy culture should be at the heart of your privacy compliance & strategy, and how a culture of privacy can be embedded into organisations across the globe.
18:45 - Drinks reception
19:20 - Call to dinner
19:35 - PICCASO Opening remarks
19:40 - Keynote speech: John Edwards | Information Commissioner
19:50 - Keynote speech: Lord Clement-Jones CBE | House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Digital
19:55 - Dinner commences
21:45 - Awards show
22:45 - After dinner entertainment
00:00 - Carriages