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Jade User Group 2022

The theme for this year's Jade user group was ‘Reconnect’ - something we at Jade felt was important after the disruption of the past couple of years. 

At this year's event, we heard from thought leaders as they shared the latest including applications of our mocking framework and WebSocket functionality, the Jade Platform's roadmap, and how well the Contec Group's MADCAP software operates using the Jade Platform. There was an update from both Skipton Building Society and Jade. 

Watch JUG below! 

Enjoy watching our presentations. If you want to skip ahead to a particular topic, use the agenda as a guide. 



  • 9:30 - 10:00 / Arrival, registration, coffee, tea & refreshments.
  • 10:00 - 10:20 / Welcome, introductions and icebreaker activity
  • 10:20 - 10:45 / State of the nation address from Jade Software Corp: Charlotte Walshe, CEO of Jade Software Corp
  • 10:45 - 11:15 / Jade Platform Roadmap and service delivery: Marie Webb, Senior Product Manager
  • 11:15 -12:00 /Contec and the success of MADCAP: Desley Haas, CEO of Contec Group International & Jeremy Ridley, Technical Director, Contec Group International
  • 12:00 -12:45 / Lunch
  • 12:45 - 1:45 / Keynote speaker: Ben Reid
    Emerging tech guru and longtime friend of Jade
  • 1:45 - 2:15 / WebSockets presentation: Tim Aitchison, System Software Engineer, Jade Software Corp
  • 2:15 - 2:45 / Mocking framework presentation: Nick Scott, Senior Systems Engineer, Jade Software Corp
  • 2:45 - 3:05 / Afternoon tea
  • 3:05 - 3:30 / Security presentation: Sam Johnstone, Head of Security, Jade Software Corp
  • 3:30 - 4:00 / Q & A
  • 4:00 / Closing remarks from John Ascroft (CIO, Jade Software Corp) followed by networking



Charlotte Walshe

CEO at Jade Software Corp


John Ascroft

CIO at Jade Software Corp


Marie Webb

Senior Product Manager at JADE


Ben Reid

Tech Guru


Desley Haas

CEO at Contec Group


Jeremy Ridley

Technical Director at Contec Group


Tim Aitchison

System Software Engineer at JADE


Nick Scott

Senior Systems Engineer at JADE


Sam Johnstone

Head of Security at Jade Software Corp