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Time Range

Tracks

Topics

08:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Event Welcome

22 November

Networking

Duration:

30

Event Welcome

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Networking

08:50

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Chairperson Opening

Sarah Palmer

Director of Business Development EMEA @ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

22 November

Duration:

30

Chairperson Opening

Sarah Palmer

Director of Business Development EMEA @ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

Track:

Keynote

22 November

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

Storytelling For Impact

Payal Vasudeva

People & Purpose Partner @ Deloitte Digital

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Storytelling is instrumental to sharing ideas and experiences. It's what empowers individuals, teams and organisations to make change happen. This creative skill is innate within each one of us; influenced by our background, passion and values.

Sharing our story takes courage, but also reminds us to embrace opportunity while remaining kind to ourselves and others. Join Payal Vasudeva as she explores how connecting with ourselves can bring us further than we imagined.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Unleash the storyteller in you
  • Understand the elements of good storytelling
  • Enable change through storytelling

Who is this session perfect for?

You are ready to harness the power of storytelling.

Duration:

30

Storytelling For Impact

Payal Vasudeva

People & Purpose Partner @ Deloitte Digital

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Not to be Missed

Keynote

Storytelling is instrumental to sharing ideas and experiences. It's what empowers individuals, teams and organisations to make change happen. This creative skill is innate within each one of us; influenced by our background, passion and values.

Sharing our story takes courage, but also reminds us to embrace opportunity while remaining kind to ourselves and others. Join Payal Vasudeva as she explores how connecting with ourselves can bring us further than we imagined.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Unleash the storyteller in you
  • Understand the elements of good storytelling
  • Enable change through storytelling

Who is this session perfect for?

You are ready to harness the power of storytelling.

 

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

How To Take Control Of Your Career

Zahra Ahmed

Program Manager, AI Research @ DeepMind

Sarah Hodkinson

Programme Manager, Operational and Information Security @ DeepMind

22 November

Not to be Missed

Career

Workforce

Increasingly, people are choosing to work at mission-driven companies that promote values aligned with their own. We spend the majority of our lives working so it makes sense, doesn't it? With long hours, motivated by meaningful work, at times it can feel difficult to prioritise yourself, your career and your personal ambitions.

In this session, two Program Managers will share actionable insights from their experience working in fast-paced, high-performing teams. This talk includes how to set your career up for impact and longevity; knowing when to sprint, scale-back or even at times - saying no.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to be empowered to have autonomy over your career
  • How to feel confident in your skillset and judgement while working in
    high-performing technical teams
  • Discover how to maximise an opportunity and when to scale back and re-prioritise

Who is this session perfect for?

  • If you want to learn more about how to prioritise your 'self' in your career
  • If you want to learn how to drive your career (rather than solely responding to the needs of those around you)
  • If you want to understand the benefit of aligning your values with your work

Duration:

30

How To Take Control Of Your Career

Zahra Ahmed

Program Manager, AI Research @ DeepMind

Sarah Hodkinson

Programme Manager, Operational and Information Security @ DeepMind

Track:

Keynote

22 November

Not to be Missed

Career

Workforce

Increasingly, people are choosing to work at mission-driven companies that promote values aligned with their own. We spend the majority of our lives working so it makes sense, doesn't it? With long hours, motivated by meaningful work, at times it can feel difficult to prioritise yourself, your career and your personal ambitions.

In this session, two Program Managers will share actionable insights from their experience working in fast-paced, high-performing teams. This talk includes how to set your career up for impact and longevity; knowing when to sprint, scale-back or even at times - saying no.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to be empowered to have autonomy over your career
  • How to feel confident in your skillset and judgement while working in
    high-performing technical teams
  • Discover how to maximise an opportunity and when to scale back and re-prioritise

Who is this session perfect for?

  • If you want to learn more about how to prioritise your 'self' in your career
  • If you want to learn how to drive your career (rather than solely responding to the needs of those around you)
  • If you want to understand the benefit of aligning your values with your work
 

11:00

Duration:

30

Networking Break

22 November

Networking

Duration:

30

Networking Break

22 November

Networking

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Future Impact

How Open Source Software Has Changed My Life

Amanda Brock

CEO @ OpenUK

22 November

Not to be Missed

Finding a place of purpose is key to happiness in both our business and personal lives, and understanding what this means to Amanda may help others to find their own way. We all learn from our own and others' experience.

As CEO of the UK’s body for the business of Open Technology, OpenUK, my life is fully immersed in open source software, open hardware and open data. Not only has my life shifted professionally from my role as a senior lawyer to my being a CEO and spending my life focusing professionally on subjects cost to my heart. All of this has come with a deep sense of purpose and created a life that matches my personal value set. In this session Amanda will explore what this means and how she has been able to find a life filled with purpose, sharing some personal thoughts and guidance on this.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What is Open Technology?
  • What is Purpose?
  • Suggestions on finding a life based on purpose.

Who is this session perfect for?

Everyone. Even those whose life is in a place filled with purpose today maintaining that life takes work and we can all learn from other’s journeys.

Duration:

30

How Open Source Software Has Changed My Life

Amanda Brock

CEO @ OpenUK

Track:

Future Impact

22 November

Not to be Missed

Finding a place of purpose is key to happiness in both our business and personal lives, and understanding what this means to Amanda may help others to find their own way. We all learn from our own and others' experience.

As CEO of the UK’s body for the business of Open Technology, OpenUK, my life is fully immersed in open source software, open hardware and open data. Not only has my life shifted professionally from my role as a senior lawyer to my being a CEO and spending my life focusing professionally on subjects cost to my heart. All of this has come with a deep sense of purpose and created a life that matches my personal value set. In this session Amanda will explore what this means and how she has been able to find a life filled with purpose, sharing some personal thoughts and guidance on this.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What is Open Technology?
  • What is Purpose?
  • Suggestions on finding a life based on purpose.

Who is this session perfect for?

Everyone. Even those whose life is in a place filled with purpose today maintaining that life takes work and we can all learn from other’s journeys.

 

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Plan

Fascinating Things That Anyone Can Do

Sharon Moore, MBE

CTO Global Civilian Government @ 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 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, MBE

CTO Global Civilian Government @ 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 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

How to Build a Personal Brand for Your Tech Career

Carolyn Brand

Business Coach

22 November

Career

Skills

Non-Technical

Carolyn will be exploring the ways in which you can utilise personal branding, taking instant action to show up authentically and with confidence in a male dominated industry. The session will deep dive into the importance of authenticity and active cultivation of your personal brand to help you to stop holding back.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why is personal branding important
  • How to craft YOUR Powerful Personal Brand as a Woman in Tech
  • How to take instant action today to stop holding back
  • How to start to show up authentically and confidently as woman in a male dominated industry

Duration:

30

How to Build a Personal Brand for Your Tech Career

Carolyn Brand

Business Coach

Track:

Implement

22 November

Career

Skills

Non-Technical

Carolyn will be exploring the ways in which you can utilise personal branding, taking instant action to show up authentically and with confidence in a male dominated industry. The session will deep dive into the importance of authenticity and active cultivation of your personal brand to help you to stop holding back.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why is personal branding important
  • How to craft YOUR Powerful Personal Brand as a Woman in Tech
  • How to take instant action today to stop holding back
  • How to start to show up authentically and confidently as woman in a male dominated industry
 

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

Positive Action For Women in Tech

Georgie Webster

Head of Technology @ ASOS.com

22 November

Transformation

Digital

Not to be Missed

ASOS have set an ambitious goal for women in tech as part of our DEI strategy. We'll take you through how we are progressing, what we've learned so far and what's still to come.

Find out how we are taking positive action to help us achieve our women in tech goal as part of our Fashion with Integrity strategy and what we’ve learnt so far.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover inspiration on where to start with setting goals.
  • Discover some inspiration on how to mobilise people towards your goals.
  • Learn what you could do to improve diversity, inclusion and equity at your company.

Who is this session perfect for?

You'd like to see what process ASOS has followed to achieving growth within women in tech.

Duration:

30

Positive Action For Women in Tech

Georgie Webster

Head of Technology @ ASOS.com

Track:

Retail & eCommerce

22 November

Transformation

Digital

Not to be Missed

ASOS have set an ambitious goal for women in tech as part of our DEI strategy. We'll take you through how we are progressing, what we've learned so far and what's still to come.

Find out how we are taking positive action to help us achieve our women in tech goal as part of our Fashion with Integrity strategy and what we’ve learnt so far.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover inspiration on where to start with setting goals.
  • Discover some inspiration on how to mobilise people towards your goals.
  • Learn what you could do to improve diversity, inclusion and equity at your company.

Who is this session perfect for?

You'd like to see what process ASOS has followed to achieving growth within women in tech.

 

11:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Life Hack

Are Children Resilient? How Adverse Childhood Experiences Have Impacted Me At Work

Joanne Hall

Partner & Digital Product Manager @ Waitrose

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

Career

D&I

Have you ever considered how events in your early childhood, made you who you are today? We are all wonderfully different and many things have contributed to that. The diversity of the teams we work in is crucial in productive outcomes.

This talk will aim to provide insight into how adverse childhood experiences influence the way we think, act, and are perceived by others. Jo will give a personal reflection on how her childhood shaped her to be the woman she is, the attributes of her personality that prove to be both an advantage and disadvantage along with tips she has found helpful to manage her 'flaws.'

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Enable reflection on who you are as a person and possible reasons to why
  • Why it's important to recognise the traits of both yourself and your team members
  • Tips on small changes you can make to manage your 'quirks'

Who is this session for?

Anyone! Especially if you're a self-confessed people pleaser, perfectionist or over-thinker, this session is for you!

Duration:

30

Are Children Resilient? How Adverse Childhood Experiences Have Impacted Me At Work

Joanne Hall

Partner & Digital Product Manager @ Waitrose

Track:

Life Hack

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

Career

D&I

Have you ever considered how events in your early childhood, made you who you are today? We are all wonderfully different and many things have contributed to that. The diversity of the teams we work in is crucial in productive outcomes.

This talk will aim to provide insight into how adverse childhood experiences influence the way we think, act, and are perceived by others. Jo will give a personal reflection on how her childhood shaped her to be the woman she is, the attributes of her personality that prove to be both an advantage and disadvantage along with tips she has found helpful to manage her 'flaws.'

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Enable reflection on who you are as a person and possible reasons to why
  • Why it's important to recognise the traits of both yourself and your team members
  • Tips on small changes you can make to manage your 'quirks'

Who is this session for?

Anyone! Especially if you're a self-confessed people pleaser, perfectionist or over-thinker, this session is for you!

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

A Machine Learning Product Development Journey

Camila Casquilho

Tech Lead @ 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

Tech Lead @ 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

Kelly Griffith

Global Director of Coaching Services @ Ezra Coaching

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

Kelly Griffith

Global Director of Coaching Services @ Ezra Coaching

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

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

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Career Transformation

Pooja Nayyar

Principal @ Netcompany

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

For many, feeling like an outsider isn't an illusion. Do you find yourself consistently experiencing self-doubt, even in areas you typically excel or dealing with constant change?

In this workshop we will introduce you to identify the signs to recognise Imposter syndrome, key techniques to overcome and why it is important to conquer this to drive your career aspirations. This will also help to make positive impact in dealing with constant change.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to indetify Imposter syndrome
  • Discover techniques to deal with imposter syndrome
  • How to conquer it and transform your career

Who this session is for?

Everyone could benefit from the session. This session is perfect for people who would like an insight about themselves and also thrive in their career

Duration:

30

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Career Transformation

Pooja Nayyar

Principal @ Netcompany

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

For many, feeling like an outsider isn't an illusion. Do you find yourself consistently experiencing self-doubt, even in areas you typically excel or dealing with constant change?

In this workshop we will introduce you to identify the signs to recognise Imposter syndrome, key techniques to overcome and why it is important to conquer this to drive your career aspirations. This will also help to make positive impact in dealing with constant change.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to indetify Imposter syndrome
  • Discover techniques to deal with imposter syndrome
  • How to conquer it and transform your career

Who this session is for?

Everyone could benefit from the session. This session is perfect for people who would like an insight about themselves and also thrive in their career

 

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

IT's Role in Digital Transformation: How to Thrive in a Digital Future

Liz Nevin

Head of IT, Digital Health & Precision Medicine and Biosamples @ AstraZeneca

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Data

Software Engineer

Technical

In many industries, operational IT have a legacy of executing rather than initiating digital innovation efforts. To fully realize digital transformation at scale, however, deeply savvy technologists who understand emerging technologies, agile product development, data engineering, scalability and security must be part of design and business planning from the very beginning. And with data and software an increasingly pervasive part of every aspect of business, a substantial part of IT's future role in corporations is changing.

This workshop will explore the following questions, with a focus on personal takeaways both for corporate IT professionals and the agencies / vendors who partner with them:

  • What are the unique skills and perspectives that IT brings to digital transformation?
  • Post pandemic, what are some of the key changes that corporate IT must make?
  • How does IT balance both operational and innovation requirements?
  • How can IT be a true strategic partner with senior business leaders?

Duration:

30

IT's Role in Digital Transformation: How to Thrive in a Digital Future

Liz Nevin

Head of IT, Digital Health & Precision Medicine and Biosamples @ AstraZeneca

Track:

Workshop

22 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Data

Software Engineer

Technical

In many industries, operational IT have a legacy of executing rather than initiating digital innovation efforts. To fully realize digital transformation at scale, however, deeply savvy technologists who understand emerging technologies, agile product development, data engineering, scalability and security must be part of design and business planning from the very beginning. And with data and software an increasingly pervasive part of every aspect of business, a substantial part of IT's future role in corporations is changing.

This workshop will explore the following questions, with a focus on personal takeaways both for corporate IT professionals and the agencies / vendors who partner with them:

  • What are the unique skills and perspectives that IT brings to digital transformation?
  • Post pandemic, what are some of the key changes that corporate IT must make?
  • How does IT balance both operational and innovation requirements?
  • How can IT be a true strategic partner with senior business leaders?
 

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