Linda Davidson

Digital & Social Media Expert

Linda Davidson is a preeminent digital disruption speaker who has worked with Giving World, BBC, Channel 4, Ad Tech, the Jamie Oliver Group and Invisiplay to improve and increase their digital and technological output.

Having appeared as a keynote speaker on social mobility at the House of Commons, on advertising technology at Advertising Week (BAFTA), as well as technology and innovation at The International Trade Association for Broadcast and Advertising Media, alongside other high-profile events, Linda has proved herself one of the most distinguished lecturers in the digital field.

Before embarking on a dynamic career as one of the leading authorities in the world of digital disruption, Linda Davidson played a prominent role in BBC soap opera, Eastenders. Playing the character of Mary Smith between 1985-88, she was voted #88 in the 100 Greatest Eastenders Characters of All Time in 2010.

She would be called upon to appear on TV programmes including Lorraine, The Graham Norton Show, Casualty and Blankety Blank in the years that followed, and wrote for Tomorrow’s World before the world wide web captured her imagination and she moved into digital media.

Linda developed the early BBC websites and was central to the launch of E4 soon after transitioning into a role in digital media. Heading up digital media and distribution deals for the likes of BBC and Channel 4 and pioneering the use of new technologies such as live webcasts and on-demand, she soon carved out a niche in the industry.

She became the European Director, Business Strategy IT and Enterprise and Operational Services for Discovery Networks before working as a contractor for BBC Technology, BBC Global News Ltd and an interactive media lecturer at Ravensbourne University. In her time at the university, she was referred to glowingly by an assessor in a committee publication who described her as “an extremely motivational teacher and communicator”.

Since then, Linda has worked with Channel 4 to launch programmes, as well as The Jamie Oliver Group working on the redevelopment of the companies service catalogue, significant savings and building a technology roadmap.

Helping businesses to deliver global digital strategies, distinguish themselves from competition, as well as upset the market, Linda is a joy to behold at corporate conferences and summits. Having appeared at Best4Biz, Rethink 2017: Media, Culture, Digital and much more, she has proven herself one of the best keynote digital speakers around.

To book Linda Davidson as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency.

When at corporate events, Linda is known to cover the following topics:

  • Digital Trends
  • E4 & British Television
  • European IT Director
  • Discovery Networks
  • Google & SEO