Based in Kent, Simon is a passionate tech/geek. Over the past 14 years he has progressed through the roles of Developer, Technical Manager, Systems Architect and is currently Head of Technology and Innovation at the Shortbreaks and New Ventures division of Holiday Extras, a travel technology company where he has worked for the last 8 years. Simon's day-to-day role sees him driving the technology strategy for the Shortbreaks businesses at Holiday Extras and acting as CTO for an in-house Start Up incubator. This position, in recent years, has involved moving into new areas such as AWS Cloud, Node.js, Web Applications and API Architecture and Development as well as championing Lean, Agile and Kanban methodologies. Simon is very vocal that technology should make our lives easier not harder.