Elizabeth Varley (GBR)
Elizabeth is a communicator and entrepreneur with a background in editorial, marketing and events aimed at the technology and new media sector. She is a former head of marketing for the small business advice site Smarta.com, and has run communities and events for the tech sector in the UK since 2001.
In 2001 she set up Online Content UK as an organisation for online content professionals running an industry-focused community and regular events. OCUK quickly became a commercial editorial and content agency working with clients as diverse as Amazon, PricewaterhouseCoopers and AKQA.
In addition to TechHub, Elizabeth recently worked with the small business advice site Smarta.com on marketing and engagement, and worked with germination to produce the SHINE unconference for social entrepreneurs in May 2010.
She heads the team for Twestival London which had over 700 people at the social-media-facilitated charity event in September. In February 2009, 200 cities around the world hosted events raising over $250K for clean water projects in Africa, and March 25th 2010 saw the next Twestival Global raising money for Concern Worldwide’s education projects in the world’s poorest communities, including Haiti.