Uzma Johal MBE
Chief Executive, Threshold
Uzma has over 25 years’ extensive experience working in the arts and creative media industries. A passionate advocate for social change, Uzma’s work has always prioritised participation, innovation and development of creativity in media, technology and the arts in the UK. As a Co-Founder and CEO of Threshold, the powerhouse behind Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture, she drives the ethos and vision behind the organisation. Since 2011, Frequency has welcomed 95,000 visitors to the historic city of Lincoln, celebrating art, heritage and culture. She brokers partnerships within place based strategic settings to unlock opportunities for meaningful collaborative production and engagement in new and emerging technologies in public spaces. She works with CEO’s, Senior Management Teams and Boards, facilitating how technology can achieve its objectives through the lens of Diversity and Inclusion. She was recognised on the 2016 New Years Honours List and received an MBE for her contribution to the Digital Economy.