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Time Range

Tracks

Topics

08:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Welcome Remarks

Sarah Palmer

Director of Business Development EMEA @ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

22 November

Networking

Duration:

30

Welcome Remarks

Sarah Palmer

Director of Business Development EMEA @ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Networking

09:00

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Building resilience with your authentic self

Alex Gee

Director of Programme Management @ Deliveroo

Nina De Souza

Director of Product Management @ Deliveroo

Mila Svetlova

Senior Machine Learning Manager @ Deliveroo

Madhu Prashanth

Engineering Manager @ Deliveroo

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Career

Non-Technical

In navigating the complex and ever-changing landscape of Tech, many of us will have, at some point, felt like we had to change our values or behaviours in order to achieve the results we want. This talk will aim to provide an insight into how we, individually and as a group, have navigated these challenges throughout our careers in the Tech industry. We will share some of our own tips and coping strategies for growing your personal resilience, and embracing the power of diversity to allow everyone to bring their most authentic selves to work.

The Why: It is easier to try and fit in, but it requires courage and resilience to be authentic.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • To offer solutions for navigating authenticity at work
  • Tips to building resilience in an ever-changing environment
  • How to create an environment that allows everyone to be their most authentic selves

This session is for...Anyone and everyone! It would be particularly interesting for those who have struggled or seen others struggle, with being their authentic selves at work.

Duration:

30

Building resilience with your authentic self

Alex Gee

Director of Programme Management @ Deliveroo

Nina De Souza

Director of Product Management @ Deliveroo

Mila Svetlova

Senior Machine Learning Manager @ Deliveroo

Madhu Prashanth

Engineering Manager @ Deliveroo

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Career

Non-Technical

In navigating the complex and ever-changing landscape of Tech, many of us will have, at some point, felt like we had to change our values or behaviours in order to achieve the results we want. This talk will aim to provide an insight into how we, individually and as a group, have navigated these challenges throughout our careers in the Tech industry. We will share some of our own tips and coping strategies for growing your personal resilience, and embracing the power of diversity to allow everyone to bring their most authentic selves to work.

The Why: It is easier to try and fit in, but it requires courage and resilience to be authentic.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • To offer solutions for navigating authenticity at work
  • Tips to building resilience in an ever-changing environment
  • How to create an environment that allows everyone to be their most authentic selves

This session is for...Anyone and everyone! It would be particularly interesting for those who have struggled or seen others struggle, with being their authentic selves at work.

 

09:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Keynote Session Delivered By Deloitte Digital

Payal Vasudeva

Human Capital Partner @ Deloitte Digital

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Session details coming soon...

Duration:

30

Keynote Session Delivered By Deloitte Digital

Payal Vasudeva

Human Capital Partner @ Deloitte Digital

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Session details coming soon...

 

10:00

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Electrifying my Career

Katie Mille

VP New Business Execution & Strategic Partnerships @ bp Pulse

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Career

Non-Technical

Many women in executive leadership struggle with navigating their careers in the male-dominated tech industry. Learn more about Katie's story of resilience and impact, and why she has chosen bp pulse to electrify her career.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Resilience
  • Inspiration
  • An understanding of bp Pulse's partnerships and how they’re leading the way in the electrification industry

This session is for you if… you want to be inspired by a thoughtful female leader at the forefront of bp's Net Zero ambitions.

Duration:

30

Electrifying my Career

Katie Mille

VP New Business Execution & Strategic Partnerships @ bp Pulse

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Career

Non-Technical

Many women in executive leadership struggle with navigating their careers in the male-dominated tech industry. Learn more about Katie's story of resilience and impact, and why she has chosen bp pulse to electrify her career.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Resilience
  • Inspiration
  • An understanding of bp Pulse's partnerships and how they’re leading the way in the electrification industry

This session is for you if… you want to be inspired by a thoughtful female leader at the forefront of bp's Net Zero ambitions.

 

10:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Keynote session details coming soon

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Session details coming soon...

Duration:

30

Keynote session details coming soon

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Session details coming soon...

 

11:00

Duration:

30

Networking Break

22 November

Networking

Duration:

30

Networking Break

22 November

Networking

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Future Impact

Session Details coming soon

Bilge Mert

Chief Technology Officer @ Brit Insurance

22 November

Transformation

Session details coming soon...

Duration:

30

Session Details coming soon

Bilge Mert

Chief Technology Officer @ Brit Insurance

Track:

Future Impact

22 November

Transformation

Session details coming soon...

 

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Plan

Fascinating Things That Anyone Can Do

Sharon Moore

CTO Public Sector @ IBM

22 November

Skills

Career

Non-Technical

Our day jobs, or 'any time of the day' jobs are demanding, with increasing pressure to do more with less time, to grow sales, to meet ever-growing targets. It's hard to fit everything in. Engaging and compelling though those occupations may be, there are also fascinating opportunities that will help us grow, that will make a bigger difference, make us more effective in our roles and should even add more fun to our day.

In this session, Sharon will highlight the value of participating in activities that might be considered extra-curricular, sharing her own experiences and lessons learned, with some lessons others have learned too. Giving, getting stuck in and making a tangible difference is good for others, and can be great for our own selves too.

The Why:

  • We have more to give than we often think, we can achieve more when we observe from a new perspective
  • We grow more when we look outside the boundaries we unconsciously set for ourselves
  • There is always more fun to be had

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Examples of fascinating activities that can fuel our personal development
  • Inspiration to move out of our comfort zones to try those things that delight us and make a difference to others
  • Tools and tips for making the time for the things that matter to us

This session is for you if...you feel there is something missing, if you think you could give more, if you want to get to meet more people, if you find networking hard but want to explore other ways to give back, or if you just want to find more ways to have fun.

Duration:

30

Fascinating Things That Anyone Can Do

Sharon Moore

CTO Public Sector @ IBM

Track:

Plan

22 November

Skills

Career

Non-Technical

Our day jobs, or 'any time of the day' jobs are demanding, with increasing pressure to do more with less time, to grow sales, to meet ever-growing targets. It's hard to fit everything in. Engaging and compelling though those occupations may be, there are also fascinating opportunities that will help us grow, that will make a bigger difference, make us more effective in our roles and should even add more fun to our day.

In this session, Sharon will highlight the value of participating in activities that might be considered extra-curricular, sharing her own experiences and lessons learned, with some lessons others have learned too. Giving, getting stuck in and making a tangible difference is good for others, and can be great for our own selves too.

The Why:

  • We have more to give than we often think, we can achieve more when we observe from a new perspective
  • We grow more when we look outside the boundaries we unconsciously set for ourselves
  • There is always more fun to be had

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Examples of fascinating activities that can fuel our personal development
  • Inspiration to move out of our comfort zones to try those things that delight us and make a difference to others
  • Tools and tips for making the time for the things that matter to us

This session is for you if...you feel there is something missing, if you think you could give more, if you want to get to meet more people, if you find networking hard but want to explore other ways to give back, or if you just want to find more ways to have fun.

 

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Implement

Shaping Talent For The Future

Cheryl Rosenthal-Warlow

VP, CTO Office @ GfK

22 November

Workforce

Skills

Career

How do we nuture inexperienced juniors with their fresh ideas, returners and people changing careers with their breadth of experience? Our largest investment is our people so we need to think about how we find people from many different backgrounds and experiences. Once we have them, how do we develop them to give them the best career experience and retain them?

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to locate great talent?
  • How do we, as managers, engage with people to get the very best from them?
  • Discover the benefits of investing our time and energy in the development of our people?

Who is this session perfect for?

  • You are a manager of people
  • You're involved in learning and development
  • Recruiting people

Duration:

30

Shaping Talent For The Future

Cheryl Rosenthal-Warlow

VP, CTO Office @ GfK

Track:

Implement

22 November

Workforce

Skills

Career

How do we nuture inexperienced juniors with their fresh ideas, returners and people changing careers with their breadth of experience? Our largest investment is our people so we need to think about how we find people from many different backgrounds and experiences. Once we have them, how do we develop them to give them the best career experience and retain them?

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to locate great talent?
  • How do we, as managers, engage with people to get the very best from them?
  • Discover the benefits of investing our time and energy in the development of our people?

Who is this session perfect for?

  • You are a manager of people
  • You're involved in learning and development
  • Recruiting people
 

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

FinTech

What is a client? How Data Schemas Affect How Your Software Gets Used

Melanie Thompson

CTO @ ammonite

22 November

Technical

Software Engineer

Transformation

How do you increase user uptake of your financial software? Is the industry really moving towards a universally integrated financial software platform that will streamline client onboarding and continued engagement? Why do a significant number of end-users prefer not to use the full functionality of new software and create workarounds in Excel? I'd like to invite you to consider all these things are impacted by data structures underlying the software, and go back to a fundamental question: What is a client? And how do we represent them with data?

There is sometimes a gap between management vision and what junior level staff are being asked to deliver by customers that affects engagement with software. The bespoke tools we build could facilitate a vision of the client journey that might not match with the customers' understanding of their own requirements and this results in low engagement with the end-users who are the junior staff of financial institutions who are finding work-arounds in the way they use the software.

But the answer is not a tighter focus on product development or better training on end-user engagement to formalise the user journey into more discrete and universally accepted steps, it's to loosen the relationships between financial concepts as reflected in our data schemas, making normalisation towards different models of user engagement easier and creating an intermediate marketplace for lightweight software development projects more particular to different companies, that reflect the idiomatic ways financial institutions engage clients.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Customers are actively providing data and if we don't listen to it our competitors will
  • We need to use the data to give customers what they need not what we want them to need
  • We need less opinionated data structures i.e. better data schemas - and this is where ammonite's approach delivers more interoperability and more versatility across potential industry-wide platforms

Who is this session perfect for?

If you want to create better integration and interoperability across UK financial networks and increase collaboration with your service providers, software partners, and office teams; between junior staff and management - if you want to speed up client onboarding and facilitate client re-engagement with your products - there are lots of benefits to this approach!

Duration:

30

What is a client? How Data Schemas Affect How Your Software Gets Used

Melanie Thompson

CTO @ ammonite

Track:

FinTech

22 November

Technical

Software Engineer

Transformation

How do you increase user uptake of your financial software? Is the industry really moving towards a universally integrated financial software platform that will streamline client onboarding and continued engagement? Why do a significant number of end-users prefer not to use the full functionality of new software and create workarounds in Excel? I'd like to invite you to consider all these things are impacted by data structures underlying the software, and go back to a fundamental question: What is a client? And how do we represent them with data?

There is sometimes a gap between management vision and what junior level staff are being asked to deliver by customers that affects engagement with software. The bespoke tools we build could facilitate a vision of the client journey that might not match with the customers' understanding of their own requirements and this results in low engagement with the end-users who are the junior staff of financial institutions who are finding work-arounds in the way they use the software.

But the answer is not a tighter focus on product development or better training on end-user engagement to formalise the user journey into more discrete and universally accepted steps, it's to loosen the relationships between financial concepts as reflected in our data schemas, making normalisation towards different models of user engagement easier and creating an intermediate marketplace for lightweight software development projects more particular to different companies, that reflect the idiomatic ways financial institutions engage clients.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Customers are actively providing data and if we don't listen to it our competitors will
  • We need to use the data to give customers what they need not what we want them to need
  • We need less opinionated data structures i.e. better data schemas - and this is where ammonite's approach delivers more interoperability and more versatility across potential industry-wide platforms

Who is this session perfect for?

If you want to create better integration and interoperability across UK financial networks and increase collaboration with your service providers, software partners, and office teams; between junior staff and management - if you want to speed up client onboarding and facilitate client re-engagement with your products - there are lots of benefits to this approach!

 

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Retail & eCommerce

Session delivered by ASOS.com

Daisy Black

Head of Belonging & Engagement @ ASOS.com

Georgie Webster

Head of Technology @ ASOS.com

22 November

Transformation

Digital

Not to be Missed

Session details coming soon...

Duration:

30

Session delivered by ASOS.com

Daisy Black

Head of Belonging & Engagement @ ASOS.com

Georgie Webster

Head of Technology @ ASOS.com

Track:

Retail & eCommerce

22 November

Transformation

Digital

Not to be Missed

Session details coming soon...

 

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Life Hack

A Thank You Note, To My Chaotic Childhood

Joanne Hall

Digital Product Manager @ Waitrose

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

Career

D&I

Joanne is a career-driven mum of two small children who strongly believes that without her turbulent upbringing, she wouldn't be the resilient woman she is today. Expect a personal view of how Jo's childhood has shaped her and how this benefits her career and personal life.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to accept the things you cannot change
  • How to be proud of your journey to becoming who you are today
  • Understand your flaws and how best to use them to your advantage
  • Understanding how chaos can breed resilience, in children

Who is this session perfect for?

  • Anyone who has, or is, dealing with difficult experiences
  • Anyone who wants to gain techniques in dealing with life's curveballs
  • Anyone who is worried about impacting their children with their chaotic life

Duration:

30

A Thank You Note, To My Chaotic Childhood

Joanne Hall

Digital Product Manager @ Waitrose

Track:

Life Hack

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

Career

D&I

Joanne is a career-driven mum of two small children who strongly believes that without her turbulent upbringing, she wouldn't be the resilient woman she is today. Expect a personal view of how Jo's childhood has shaped her and how this benefits her career and personal life.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to accept the things you cannot change
  • How to be proud of your journey to becoming who you are today
  • Understand your flaws and how best to use them to your advantage
  • Understanding how chaos can breed resilience, in children

Who is this session perfect for?

  • Anyone who has, or is, dealing with difficult experiences
  • Anyone who wants to gain techniques in dealing with life's curveballs
  • Anyone who is worried about impacting their children with their chaotic life
 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

A Machine Learning Product Development Journey

Camila Casquilho

Applied Scientist @ Yelp

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

Not to be Missed

Welcome to a guided tour of the machine learning (ML) product development journey, from ideation, problem framing and prototyping to the execution and maintenance of reliable production ML systems.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Problem framing and how to identify when ML is needed.
  • ML product development lifecycle and an introduction to ML system design.
  • Best practices to execute and maintain reliable ML products
    execution and maintenance of reliable production ML systems.

Who is this session perfect for?

This workshop is suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences interested in enhancing their knowledge of ML product development.

Duration:

30

A Machine Learning Product Development Journey

Camila Casquilho

Applied Scientist @ Yelp

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

Not to be Missed

Welcome to a guided tour of the machine learning (ML) product development journey, from ideation, problem framing and prototyping to the execution and maintenance of reliable production ML systems.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Problem framing and how to identify when ML is needed.
  • ML product development lifecycle and an introduction to ML system design.
  • Best practices to execute and maintain reliable ML products
    execution and maintenance of reliable production ML systems.

Who is this session perfect for?

This workshop is suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences interested in enhancing their knowledge of ML product development.

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

How To Take Your Team To The Next Level

Renee Blanchard

Senior Product Analyst @ AND Digital

Yani Aleksandrova

Associate Product Analyst @ AND Digital

Zehra Hosni

Senior Product Manager @ AND Digital

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Workforce

Skills

Building effective teams that work well together is key to any project's success when success isn't simply measured by financial gain. This workshop will introduce you to two foundational concepts that are vital to building effective teams one-must-have to incorporate into your team and one hazard you should strive to avoid!

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to make your team more effective
  • How to foster a safe and happy team environment
  • Discover how to enable your team to be more productive in order to bring better business results
  • Awareness of how you bring equality, diversity, and inclusion into your team

Who is this session perfect for?

  • You are part of a team and want to learn how to promote a safe work environment
  • You are managing a team and want to optimise their performance whilst ensuring they maintain their wellbeing and motivation

Duration:

30

How To Take Your Team To The Next Level

Renee Blanchard

Senior Product Analyst @ AND Digital

Yani Aleksandrova

Associate Product Analyst @ AND Digital

Zehra Hosni

Senior Product Manager @ AND Digital

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Workforce

Skills

Building effective teams that work well together is key to any project's success when success isn't simply measured by financial gain. This workshop will introduce you to two foundational concepts that are vital to building effective teams one-must-have to incorporate into your team and one hazard you should strive to avoid!

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to make your team more effective
  • How to foster a safe and happy team environment
  • Discover how to enable your team to be more productive in order to bring better business results
  • Awareness of how you bring equality, diversity, and inclusion into your team

Who is this session perfect for?

  • You are part of a team and want to learn how to promote a safe work environment
  • You are managing a team and want to optimise their performance whilst ensuring they maintain their wellbeing and motivation
 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Building Career Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

Erica Yamamoto

SVP of Marketing & Partnerships @ Hired

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Workforce

No career journey is complete without some level of uncertainty along the way. Developing career resilience gives you the strength to endure uncertainty, adjust to changes as they arise, and position yourself for success in future opportunities. It also enables you to be an effective leader for your teams when they need it most.

However, building career resilience is an active process, and needs just as much attention as developing job-related skills.

In this workshop, we'll arm you with approaches to build the resilience needed to grow in your career and manage your teams effectively through uncertainty. The hiring market has changed significantly, and we'll reflect on the key trends and insights you can use to make strategic career choices. We'll discuss approaches to building career resilience both in and out of the tech workplace, and work through a self-reflection and goal setting exercise that you can use whenever you need a check in. Lastly, we'll discuss as a group effective ways to practice resilience and lead confidently to create productive teams, even in a crisis.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • An inside look into the state of the hiring market after several years of uncertainty
  • Learn strategies to actively build career resilience, including identifying skills gaps and practicing lifelong learning, habitually self-reflecting and setting goals, and building your network
  • Develop resilience to support your team members and confidently lead through uncertainty

This session is for you if…

  • You are looking ahead in your tech career and want to develop a clearer vision and goals
  • You are a tech leader of any level who understands that developing strong management skills starts with building resilience and investing in your own professional growth

Duration:

30

Building Career Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

Erica Yamamoto

SVP of Marketing & Partnerships @ Hired

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Workforce

No career journey is complete without some level of uncertainty along the way. Developing career resilience gives you the strength to endure uncertainty, adjust to changes as they arise, and position yourself for success in future opportunities. It also enables you to be an effective leader for your teams when they need it most.

However, building career resilience is an active process, and needs just as much attention as developing job-related skills.

In this workshop, we'll arm you with approaches to build the resilience needed to grow in your career and manage your teams effectively through uncertainty. The hiring market has changed significantly, and we'll reflect on the key trends and insights you can use to make strategic career choices. We'll discuss approaches to building career resilience both in and out of the tech workplace, and work through a self-reflection and goal setting exercise that you can use whenever you need a check in. Lastly, we'll discuss as a group effective ways to practice resilience and lead confidently to create productive teams, even in a crisis.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • An inside look into the state of the hiring market after several years of uncertainty
  • Learn strategies to actively build career resilience, including identifying skills gaps and practicing lifelong learning, habitually self-reflecting and setting goals, and building your network
  • Develop resilience to support your team members and confidently lead through uncertainty

This session is for you if…

  • You are looking ahead in your tech career and want to develop a clearer vision and goals
  • You are a tech leader of any level who understands that developing strong management skills starts with building resilience and investing in your own professional growth
 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

What Resilience Means To Me

Shani Dhanda

Disability Specialist

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Not to be Missed

Skills

Session details coming soon...

Duration:

30

What Resilience Means To Me

Shani Dhanda

Disability Specialist

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Not to be Missed

Skills

Session details coming soon...

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Can Technology Help, or Hinder, A Journey To Net-Zero?

Kim Paykel

UK Sustainability Innovation Leader @ EY

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Transformation

Digital

Data

Sustainability has never been more in the spotlight. If we want to reduce the impact that we have on the planet, whilst delivering value for people and business, then we need to act now! This workshop will introduce you to the key concepts around net-zero, explain why it is a business imperative and explore the role of technology and how we can all personally drive change.

Session Key Takeaways:

By the end of the workshop, you will…

  • Understand what net-zero is, and isn't
  • Understand how technology can present both challenges and solutions in an organisation's journey to becoming net-zero
  • Be armed with practical ways to make a difference in your own organisation

Who is this session perfect for?

  • You are looking to have a more purpose driven career
  • You want to make a difference
  • You have a passion for sustainability and want to actively support your organisation to be more sustainable

Duration:

30

Can Technology Help, or Hinder, A Journey To Net-Zero?

Kim Paykel

UK Sustainability Innovation Leader @ EY

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Transformation

Digital

Data

Sustainability has never been more in the spotlight. If we want to reduce the impact that we have on the planet, whilst delivering value for people and business, then we need to act now! This workshop will introduce you to the key concepts around net-zero, explain why it is a business imperative and explore the role of technology and how we can all personally drive change.

Session Key Takeaways:

By the end of the workshop, you will…

  • Understand what net-zero is, and isn't
  • Understand how technology can present both challenges and solutions in an organisation's journey to becoming net-zero
  • Be armed with practical ways to make a difference in your own organisation

Who is this session perfect for?

  • You are looking to have a more purpose driven career
  • You want to make a difference
  • You have a passion for sustainability and want to actively support your organisation to be more sustainable
 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Stop Beating Yourself Up: Do This Instead

Zoe Cunningham

Director @ Softwire

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

D&I

If beating yourself up worked, it would have worked already! Have you ever been in the situation where you know you just need one final push to get the report done, get the product shipped, get your team to where they need to be and you just can't muster the energy?

Do you regularly feel like that? You resolve to do better, try harder and criticise yourself for not being strong enough? And then you do it all over again? In this session, Zoe will share why "beating yourself up" is not such a great motivation tool after all, as well as some tactical tips and long term strategies for how we can make progress on our goals, and enjoy ourselves in the process.

Duration:

30

Stop Beating Yourself Up: Do This Instead

Zoe Cunningham

Director @ Softwire

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

D&I

If beating yourself up worked, it would have worked already! Have you ever been in the situation where you know you just need one final push to get the report done, get the product shipped, get your team to where they need to be and you just can't muster the energy?

Do you regularly feel like that? You resolve to do better, try harder and criticise yourself for not being strong enough? And then you do it all over again? In this session, Zoe will share why "beating yourself up" is not such a great motivation tool after all, as well as some tactical tips and long term strategies for how we can make progress on our goals, and enjoy ourselves in the process.

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Work Smarter not harder: Becoming A More Effective Full Stack Developer

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Data

Software Engineer

Technical

Session details coming soon...

Duration:

30

Work Smarter not harder: Becoming A More Effective Full Stack Developer

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Data

Software Engineer

Technical

Session details coming soon...

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

How to Solve Real-World Tech Problems... Fast: An Inclusive Approach

Kate Ross

Chief Delivery Officer @ Smart Pension

Olga Evstafyeva

Data Science Manager @ Smart Pension

Rowena Humphreys

Sustainability Director @ Smart Pension

Charlotte Rivers

Associate Director of Engineering @ Smart Pension

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

Skills

Can you build tools that have a positive impact on hundreds of thousands of people in just a few hours? Just 1 hour of your time is enough to find out how we do it via hackathons, how we make it inclusive, and how you could do the same.

Session details coming soon...

Duration:

30

How to Solve Real-World Tech Problems... Fast: An Inclusive Approach

Kate Ross

Chief Delivery Officer @ Smart Pension

Olga Evstafyeva

Data Science Manager @ Smart Pension

Rowena Humphreys

Sustainability Director @ Smart Pension

Charlotte Rivers

Associate Director of Engineering @ Smart Pension

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

Skills

Can you build tools that have a positive impact on hundreds of thousands of people in just a few hours? Just 1 hour of your time is enough to find out how we do it via hackathons, how we make it inclusive, and how you could do the same.

Session details coming soon...

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

The Difference That Makes The Difference: Effectively Fighting The STEM Gender Gap

Claudia Pellegrino

Women in Tech Network Lead @ PA Consulting

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Workforce

Career

A lot is being done and said within the context of Gender Diversity in STEM. As Diversity becomes a top executive priority, more and more organisations are focusing on doing more, or doing the right thing! And whilst the question is usually 'are they doing enough?', what very few people talk about is 'Are they doing what is most effective?'

PA Consulting's Women in Tech Network's latest research surveyed 300 decision makers in STEM roles and industry, including business & HR leaders, and STEM professionals, from mid-sized to large companies to identify the key drivers of success to recruit, attract, retain and retrain more gender diverse talent into the STEM industry. 

During the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to explore and analyse the findings of our latest research. Through a series of interactive exercises, they will be invited to:

  • Guess the finding – sense-check and challenge your own biases, ideas, beliefs via a multiple-choice questionnaire based on the outcomes of the research.
  • Experiment through inspiring and fun real life case studies what works and may not work when attracting, recruiting, retaining and retraining talent. We’ll ask participants to read through a series of organisations case studies and identify what does not work and what opportunities each company may have.
  • Brainstorm how Gender STEM networks and STEM activities might be reconceptualised considering the initial insights.

As they participate in the session, participants will help to shape and inform PA Consulting's Women in Tech Network upcoming gender diversity report which will be available to the on PA Consulting Website from 2023. 

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the key drivers of success i.e., the most effective things companies can do to increase the percentage of women in STEM roles.
  • Explore the barriers that remain in place for increasing and retaining gender diversity in the STEM workplace.
  • Identify areas within the STEM industry with space for change or innovation.

Who is this session perfect for?

  • Professionals working in STEM roles (at any level from junior to senior, and of any gender) with an interest in gender diversity 
  • Policy and decision makers i.e., HR, legal, operational roles within STEM businesses 
  • Gender experts i.e., Subject matter experts on gender issues who can provide context, theory, knowledge across different topics/industries

Duration:

30

The Difference That Makes The Difference: Effectively Fighting The STEM Gender Gap

Claudia Pellegrino

Women in Tech Network Lead @ PA Consulting

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Workforce

Career

A lot is being done and said within the context of Gender Diversity in STEM. As Diversity becomes a top executive priority, more and more organisations are focusing on doing more, or doing the right thing! And whilst the question is usually 'are they doing enough?', what very few people talk about is 'Are they doing what is most effective?'

PA Consulting's Women in Tech Network's latest research surveyed 300 decision makers in STEM roles and industry, including business & HR leaders, and STEM professionals, from mid-sized to large companies to identify the key drivers of success to recruit, attract, retain and retrain more gender diverse talent into the STEM industry. 

During the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to explore and analyse the findings of our latest research. Through a series of interactive exercises, they will be invited to:

  • Guess the finding – sense-check and challenge your own biases, ideas, beliefs via a multiple-choice questionnaire based on the outcomes of the research.
  • Experiment through inspiring and fun real life case studies what works and may not work when attracting, recruiting, retaining and retraining talent. We’ll ask participants to read through a series of organisations case studies and identify what does not work and what opportunities each company may have.
  • Brainstorm how Gender STEM networks and STEM activities might be reconceptualised considering the initial insights.

As they participate in the session, participants will help to shape and inform PA Consulting's Women in Tech Network upcoming gender diversity report which will be available to the on PA Consulting Website from 2023. 

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the key drivers of success i.e., the most effective things companies can do to increase the percentage of women in STEM roles.
  • Explore the barriers that remain in place for increasing and retaining gender diversity in the STEM workplace.
  • Identify areas within the STEM industry with space for change or innovation.

Who is this session perfect for?

  • Professionals working in STEM roles (at any level from junior to senior, and of any gender) with an interest in gender diversity 
  • Policy and decision makers i.e., HR, legal, operational roles within STEM businesses 
  • Gender experts i.e., Subject matter experts on gender issues who can provide context, theory, knowledge across different topics/industries
 

12:10

Duration:

30

Track:

Life Hack

Empowering Your workplace To Support Trauma And Abuse Victims

Devika Wood

Senior Vice President of New Markets @ Orcha

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

D&I

Workforce

As a survivor of domestic abuse through my early twenties, I struggled with becoming the best version of myself, but more importantly, there were little to no resources in workplaces or university to support me. I will talk through my story and journey to where I am today and founding I am Arla, a platform empowering women and workplaces to support post trauma and abuse.

The Why: 1 in 3 women experience domestic abuse, 1 in 4 women experience rape or sexual assualt in their lives. Creating a safe space at work and empowering survivors with tools to thrive is key to engendering change.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to hold safe spaces both in the workplace, as an entrepreneur or within an organisation or as a friend.
  • What can you do to overcome and thrive post trauma and abuse.
  • How is I am Arla solving this problem and how can we work with you/ together.

This session is for you if… anyone who wants to evoke change in this space or learn how to support friends/ family that have gone through it. And, those that want to make the workplace an environment for survivors to feel safe to go to.

Duration:

30

Empowering Your workplace To Support Trauma And Abuse Victims

Devika Wood

Senior Vice President of New Markets @ Orcha

Track:

Life Hack

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

D&I

Workforce

As a survivor of domestic abuse through my early twenties, I struggled with becoming the best version of myself, but more importantly, there were little to no resources in workplaces or university to support me. I will talk through my story and journey to where I am today and founding I am Arla, a platform empowering women and workplaces to support post trauma and abuse.

The Why: 1 in 3 women experience domestic abuse, 1 in 4 women experience rape or sexual assualt in their lives. Creating a safe space at work and empowering survivors with tools to thrive is key to engendering change.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to hold safe spaces both in the workplace, as an entrepreneur or within an organisation or as a friend.
  • What can you do to overcome and thrive post trauma and abuse.
  • How is I am Arla solving this problem and how can we work with you/ together.

This session is for you if… anyone who wants to evoke change in this space or learn how to support friends/ family that have gone through it. And, those that want to make the workplace an environment for survivors to feel safe to go to.

 

12:10

Duration:

30

Track:

FinTech

Women in Finance: What Does It Take To Get To The Top?

Terri Duhon

Non Executive Director and Risk Chair MSI @ Morgan Stanley

22 November

Non-Technical

D&I

Career

From MIT to Wall Street trader at JPMorgan to entrepreneur to Oxford University Associate Fellow to large corporate board member. Terri's path to the boardroom was non-traditional and non-linear. It required determination, reinvention and a constant battle with imposter syndrome. Terri will give a lessons learned talk on how to figure out and navigate the best path for you and some tips we can all use to make each stage more successful. Terri will also give practical tips on how to succeed once you've gotten a seat at the board table.

Today, Terri sits on large boards and gives career talks to thousands of employees and students each year who often ask for career advice at different stages of their career. What is clear from all these conversations is that we can all use motivation, inspiration and frankly, some practical tools for moving forward positively.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to take ownership of your career
  • How to develop your next steps
  • How to focus on your future potential

Who is this session perfect for?

If you're keen to move forward faster and you want to take ownership of where you're headed.

Duration:

30

Women in Finance: What Does It Take To Get To The Top?

Terri Duhon

Non Executive Director and Risk Chair MSI @ Morgan Stanley

Track:

FinTech

22 November

Non-Technical

D&I

Career

From MIT to Wall Street trader at JPMorgan to entrepreneur to Oxford University Associate Fellow to large corporate board member. Terri's path to the boardroom was non-traditional and non-linear. It required determination, reinvention and a constant battle with imposter syndrome. Terri will give a lessons learned talk on how to figure out and navigate the best path for you and some tips we can all use to make each stage more successful. Terri will also give practical tips on how to succeed once you've gotten a seat at the board table.

Today, Terri sits on large boards and gives career talks to thousands of employees and students each year who often ask for career advice at different stages of their career. What is clear from all these conversations is that we can all use motivation, inspiration and frankly, some practical tools for moving forward positively.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to take ownership of your career
  • How to develop your next steps
  • How to focus on your future potential

Who is this session perfect for?

If you're keen to move forward faster and you want to take ownership of where you're headed.

 

12:10

Duration:

30

Track:

Retail & eCommerce

'Return to Sender': Embracing The Growing Challenge Of Returns In Omni-channel

Fiona Chapman

Digital Product Owner @ John Lewis Partnership

22 November

Digital

Transformation

Data

We've all been there, that snappy outfit doesn't look quite right once it's arrived after an online shopping session! But how good is your experience when you send it back and can retailers really balance the needs of their customers with a sustainable business model?

In 2020 it was estimated over £5bn worth of purchases were returned in the UK alone.

In recent months we have heard the direct impact returns are having on the bottom line for many retailers.

It's challenging for pure players, but what approach do you take when you have a complex tech stack, omni-channel retailing and a huge array of products from dresses to sofas, greetings cards to fitted kitchens?

It's a problem that impacts us all...whether you are a customer wanting the most efficient route to a refund or a business impacted by the cost to serve, returns touch us all in someway. Perhaps most importantly, we are all much more aware of the environmental impact of returns and what we can do to tread more lightly.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand more about managing returns and refunds in an omni-channel World
  • How to put the customer at the heart of solving business problems, supported by technology
  • Leading change and working with multi-disciplinary teams in a challenging and constantly moving landscape

This session is for you if...

  • You are interested in solving problems using a customer first approach!
  • You are a leader in a complex and ambiguous environment, facing the challenge of working across physical and digital Worlds
  • You are new to Digital Product and want to explore how to use a non-technical skill set to understand your business problems

Duration:

30

'Return to Sender': Embracing The Growing Challenge Of Returns In Omni-channel

Fiona Chapman

Digital Product Owner @ John Lewis Partnership

Track:

Retail & eCommerce

22 November

Digital

Transformation

Data

We've all been there, that snappy outfit doesn't look quite right once it's arrived after an online shopping session! But how good is your experience when you send it back and can retailers really balance the needs of their customers with a sustainable business model?

In 2020 it was estimated over £5bn worth of purchases were returned in the UK alone.

In recent months we have heard the direct impact returns are having on the bottom line for many retailers.

It's challenging for pure players, but what approach do you take when you have a complex tech stack, omni-channel retailing and a huge array of products from dresses to sofas, greetings cards to fitted kitchens?

It's a problem that impacts us all...whether you are a customer wanting the most efficient route to a refund or a business impacted by the cost to serve, returns touch us all in someway. Perhaps most importantly, we are all much more aware of the environmental impact of returns and what we can do to tread more lightly.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand more about managing returns and refunds in an omni-channel World
  • How to put the customer at the heart of solving business problems, supported by technology
  • Leading change and working with multi-disciplinary teams in a challenging and constantly moving landscape

This session is for you if...

  • You are interested in solving problems using a customer first approach!
  • You are a leader in a complex and ambiguous environment, facing the challenge of working across physical and digital Worlds
  • You are new to Digital Product and want to explore how to use a non-technical skill set to understand your business problems
 

12:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Plan

Diversity in Management: Why It Is Essential