Inspiring Tech Leaders

The Technology Podcast Series

Episode 19 - Inspiring Tech Leaders interview with Avril Chester, Founder and CEO of Cancer Central UK and CTO at the Royal Institute of British Architects


Avril Chester

This week my very special guest is Avril Chester, Founder and CEO of Cancer Central UK and also CTO at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Avril is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, executive, speaker, author and cancer thriver.

She featured in Computer Weekly's most influential women in UK IT in 2020 and in 2019 she won the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women in IT Awards. Avril is a Board member for The Studio @Home and is part of the 3 Digital Amigos podcast.

After attending the British School of Brussels in Belgium, which is ranked as one of the best schools in the world, Avril graduated from the University of Plymouth with a Bachelor of Science degree in MediaLab Arts.

In this episode we discuss the importance and meaning of 'Comminovation' and how tech is being used for good within our communities.

Avril talks about the successes of Ask Ave within NHS Scotland and the recently launched Tech Carbon Impact Wiki.

There many other incredible and fascinating insights from this high energy podcast with Avril.