Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit 2022
Helen Pownall

Helen Pownall

Engineering Programme Director

Keynote Speaker

Dr Helen Pownall gained a PhD in Astronomy before joining Accenture as an IT Consultant. During a 20+ year career in technology, Helen gained a wealth of experience working in media, finTech, charity and public sector organisations. While at Accenture, Helen developed innovative e-Commerce to launch the Sony PlayStation 2. Helen is also proud to have broken new ground in the charity sector with the multichannel website and contact centre for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Helen joined Sportradar in 2019 as Sportradar Group’s Engineering Programme Director, where she champions relentless measurable improvement, organisational transformation and business agility. In an organisation experiencing rapid growth, this means creating a dynamic environment in which creative thought can flourish. Helen was instrumental in introducing the industry leading ‘Tribes’ way of working, known for being designed by Spotify.  She founded Sportradar’s ’Women In Technology’ group to develop the structures and networks that encourage women to stay with Sportradar as their career and life progress. 

Connect with Helen here.


Main Stage
June 7, 12:00
Keynote Speaker: HELEN POWNALL
Main Stage
June 7, 16:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Schrödinger’s cat of diversity; deeper aspects including neurodiversity