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Meet the Technology Finalists

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Entrants to the Technology Category had to demonstrate how they are technically and commercially the best young professional within the region. This includes individuals who plan, design, develop, implement or manage a technology based function in-house department, agency or private business. The 3 finalists fought a tough competition to make it to Judging Day.


Glenn Karlsson
Head of Technical Services, Green Frog Power

Head of Technical Services for the entire Green Frog Power group, Glenn is responsible for supporting the organisation’s directors on projects including the research and development of new, highly-efficient turbine systems; the formation and operation of a new gas connections business; reviewing environmental and technical legislation; and leading on the environmental permitting of power stations across the country. He is a trustee at almshouse charity Lench’s Trust, a Governor at Ark Kings Academy, a member of the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners, a mentor for BPS Birmingham Aspire as part of the Future Mentoring Academy, and graduate mentor at the University of Birmingham. He has also undertaken the first BPS Birmingham Future Leadership Development Programme.




James Nestoruk 
Development Director, Stickee Technology

With a first class honours degree in Computer Science and a masters in Computer Security, James’ technical knowledge has underpinned his successful career in software development and technology. Development Director at Solihull-based Stickee Technology, he heads up a team of developers to create bespoke solutions for government-funded organisations, educational establishments and consumer brands including Carphone Warehouse, and Passionate about developing talent within the technology sector, he supports colleagues with performance development and mentoring, and is implementing graduate and apprenticeship schemes within the organisation. James is also a supporter of homeless charity Crisis.


Dan Rice
Chief Technologist, Turn Partners

Chief Technologist at Birmingham-based start-up studio Turn Partners, Dan has led the growth of the business’ technology across a number of mobile applications, including a leading social media management tool and a leading UK dating site – helping the firm more than double its revenue in just seven months. Before he graduated with a first class honours degree in Ethical Hacking and Network Security from the University of Coventry, he co-founded Host My Portfolio, a platform for creatives to showcase their work online. He then went on to raise over $1m from core Birmingham investors and pivoted the business into Hobzy, a social network for hobbyists. His passion for tech has seen him speak at formal events and attend community meetups including Silicon Canal, Tech Wednesday and HydraHack.



Join us on Thursday 18 May at The ICC for BYPY 2017 to find out the winner!

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