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Speaker profile: Sam Sparrow

Image titleSam leads CAST’s operations and delivery programmes, in particular helping established charities integrate new digital products and services - and the methods used to create them - into their organisations. She supports charities across all CAST programmes to use technology to revolutionise how they address big social problems, and drive organisational change. Previous to this, she was director of Task Squad, a social tech business connecting young volunteers with paying employers. Over three years secured funding from Google, Nominet Trust and Nesta and grew the business, which raised funds for youth social action charity vInspired, to provide over 25,000 hours of work for young job seekers and £250,000 worth of wages. She was previously Head of Volunteering at youth charity Catch 22 and Corporate Responsibility Manager at legal firm Herbert Smith Freehills.