Jade User Group 2022

The theme for this year's Jade user group is ‘Reconnect’ - something we at Jade feel is important after the disruption of the past couple of years. We're looking forward to reconnecting with you!

At this year's event, you can look forward to hearing from thought leaders as they share 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’ll also be an update from both Skipton Building Society and Jade, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with your peers and be inspired with new ideas for the future.  

Mark your calendar!



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


  • 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

Hybrid event 

This year’s event will be a hybrid event of online and in-person. Our speakers will be presenting in-person, but we understand that not everyone will be able to physically come or they may prefer to participate from home. We have a fantastic day planned, and we look forward to engaging with you regardless of how you choose to participate. 

The Venue's COVID-19 Policy

Read this short PDF covering the Covid-19 Protection Framework for the 2022 JUG venue.