Ben is passionate about the potential for technology to improve people’s lives. As a Solution Architect he has previously advised the Palace of Westminster on cloud services adoption and managed solution designs for Transport for London as part of the smarter city agenda that works to improve Londoners’ lives. Previously Chair of the Young Professionals Group at BCS The Chartered Institute for IT he strongly believes in giving youth a voice. He has an M.Eng in Materials Science from Oxford University.


Chris John Shanahan Milner believes culture is central to understanding and transforming conflict. Prior to founding Transformedia he worked as advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sudan and South Sudan in the UK Parliament, Senior Policy Advisor to World Vision, and International Research Manager for Track II peacebuilders Concordis International. He also produced and edited documentary films for PBS, BBC, Al Jazeera, Guardian Films and others. Chris studied Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa and Development Economics at Oxford University and Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS.