UK tech trade association, CompTIA, has announced the addition of three new members to its executive council (EC) as well as the appointment of a new Chair.
Joining from a variety of backgrounds, the new members include Hannah Lloyd, VP of Channel Sales at inSOC, an AI-driven platform designed to detect cyber breaches. Hannah joins the Council as Vice-Chair, with her inclusion signifying a growing demand for 'Tech for Good' initiatives across the industry. Steven Pretlove, Technical Director of CCS IT Solutions, an existing member of the committee, has become EC Chair.
Steven said, “I am delighted to take on the exciting role of chair having been a part of the growing UK channel community for the last five years. The industry has seen many changes and developments over this time, particularly with the growing impact that security is having on our sector and more widely. Never has it been more important for us to embrace the diverse range of experience and expertise that we have on the CompTIA leadership team and throughout the community so that we can continue to support and nurture the highest standard of IT throughout the UK.”
Hannah arrives on the Council along with Astra Duke, Customer Experience Manager, EMEA at LogicMonitor, a company providing SaaS-based performance monitoring for modern IT infrastructure, and James Pittick, Director, B2B Indirect Sales at Canon.
James said, “Canon have been members of CompTIA for many years and in my tenure as Channel Director I have actively encouraged my team to have a close relationship with the organisation. I am really keen to ensure we work closely together, focusing on our shared objective to successfully grow the channel.”
This broad range of backgrounds and expertise is indicative of the council's wider goal of shaping the channel community through encouraging cross-collaboration across disciplines and bringing emerging ideas, technologies and resources to the fore.
Hannah said, “as Vice-Chair, I am committed to continuing in the UK Community mission to increase diversity through inspiring younger people and women to be further involved throughout the IT Channel. My experience in different geographies and areas of the channel will help me lead the channel community to further cross-collaboration with other CompTIA communities, bringing in emerging ideas, technologies and resources to expand the enrichment of the UK members.”
Astra added, “I very much look forward being part of the UKCC, as being a young, diverse woman in Tech, I think that I could share different experiences and share my expertise and learn from like-minded peers. I would like to encourage more like me, to be part of this ever-changing industry, by utilising this platform to have a bigger voice hoping to reach more people.”