Susannah Odell

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Deputy Director of Digital, Confederation of British Industry

Susannah Odell is the Deputy Director of Digital at the Confederation of British Industry, the UK's largest business group that represents 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors across the UK. Susannah leads the CBI's digital and technology team, which works to create a thriving UK digital economy, supporting businesses in investing in, developing and adopting technologies, and leading industries of the future. This includes cyber security, digital regulation, data, AI, connectivity, and skills. 

Susannah is also an advocate of diversity in technology and set up the CBI's first Women in Technology Group in 2019 to bring more diverse voices into the development and adoption of technologies that are shaping the economy and society. Susannah previously worked for the UK's national academy of science, the Royal Society, on AI policy and has degrees from the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.