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Tue 25 Jun

07:00 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Tue 25 Jun

07:00 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Tue 25 Jun

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee & Networking

Tue 25 Jun

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee & Networking

Tue 25 Jun

12:40 - 13:40

Lunch

Tue 25 Jun

12:40 - 13:40

Lunch

Tue 25 Jun

15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Coffee

Tue 25 Jun

15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Coffee

Tue 25 Jun

09:30 - 10:00

Backing an Inclusive Workplace: A Journey in Continuous Development

Sonia Cargan

Chief Diversity Officer @ American Express

Katrina Roberts

Senior Vice President and Unit CIO, Technology @ American Express

Marc Cantwell

Vice President, Technology @ American Express

Hekla Helgadottir

Technical Project Manager, Technology @ American Express

Tue 25 Jun

09:30 - 10:00

Backing an Inclusive Workplace: A Journey in Continuous Development

Sonia Cargan

Chief Diversity Officer @ American Express

Katrina Roberts

Senior Vice President and Unit CIO, Technology @ American Express

Marc Cantwell

Vice President, Technology @ American Express

Hekla Helgadottir

Technical Project Manager, Technology @ American Express

Tue 25 Jun

10:00 - 10:30

Mindset Shift: Igniting Inclusion Through Allyship

Chris Burgess

Global Vice President @ Expedia IT

Rehana Nanji

Programme Manager, People Engagement @ Expedia Group

At Expedia Group, we realise that diversity without inclusion is futile. We want to attract the ...

At Expedia Group, we realise that diversity without inclusion is futile. We want to attract the best, diverse talent but we also want that talent to grow with us and shape our future. We have been using a test & learn methodology on a range of inclusion initiatives and Allyship is proving to be effective in creating new discussions in this space. The shift to a global, inclusive mindset is significantly important in a time where technology is being built for a global audience and the whole business is taking accountability to drive culture change. No matter what job you have or what level you are, you have a significant role to play in making a difference.

Key takeaways include:

  • Demonstrating your role in Inclusion
  • Understanding how Allyship can accelerate culture change
  • How to bring everyone onboard with this global mindset
  • Three key actions you can take now to be an ally

Tue 25 Jun

10:00 - 10:30

Mindset Shift: Igniting Inclusion Through Allyship

Chris Burgess

Global Vice President @ Expedia IT

Rehana Nanji

Programme Manager, People Engagement @ Expedia Group

At Expedia Group, we realise that diversity without inclusion is futile. We want to attract the ...

At Expedia Group, we realise that diversity without inclusion is futile. We want to attract the best, diverse talent but we also want that talent to grow with us and shape our future. We have been using a test & learn methodology on a range of inclusion initiatives and Allyship is proving to be effective in creating new discussions in this space. The shift to a global, inclusive mindset is significantly important in a time where technology is being built for a global audience and the whole business is taking accountability to drive culture change. No matter what job you have or what level you are, you have a significant role to play in making a difference.

Key takeaways include:

  • Demonstrating your role in Inclusion
  • Understanding how Allyship can accelerate culture change
  • How to bring everyone onboard with this global mindset
  • Three key actions you can take now to be an ally
 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

Finding Your Ideal Mentor - What You Need To Know

Joanne Rose

Head of Mobile User Computing @ Centrica

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that ...

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that would otherwise be closed, and their experiences can save you from suffering from the same mistakes they've already made. But finding the best mentor for you isn't as simple as picking a name from a hat. You'll need to be able to recognise what makes a great mentor, know how to approach one and then how to maximise the relationship. Here we will explore the top tips and tricks to help you find your ideal mentor-match!

Key takeaways include:

  • Recognising what makes a great mentor – the tougher the better?!
  • Pinpointing how a mentor can help you develop
  • Understanding what’s in it for mentors?
  • Examining what sort of person makes a suitable mentor
  • Exploring the best methods of finding a local mentor

Professional Development

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Finding Your Ideal Mentor - What You Need To Know

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

Joanne Rose

Head of Mobile User Computing @ Centrica

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that ...

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that would otherwise be closed, and their experiences can save you from suffering from the same mistakes they've already made. But finding the best mentor for you isn't as simple as picking a name from a hat. You'll need to be able to recognise what makes a great mentor, know how to approach one and then how to maximise the relationship. Here we will explore the top tips and tricks to help you find your ideal mentor-match!

Key takeaways include:

  • Recognising what makes a great mentor – the tougher the better?!
  • Pinpointing how a mentor can help you develop
  • Understanding what’s in it for mentors?
  • Examining what sort of person makes a suitable mentor
  • Exploring the best methods of finding a local mentor

Professional Development

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Professional Development

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The 2019 Tech Pulse

Blockchain: Coming to an Industry Near You Soon!

Rhiannon Payne

Founder & CEO @ Sea Foam Media

Blockchain is set to be the investment of the future according to many, but beyond crypto what ...

Blockchain is set to be the investment of the future according to many, but beyond crypto what are the possible applications in your business? This presentation will assess blockchain beyond crypto, taking a vertical approach to its potential applications and some of the interesting applications seen to date.

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of blockchain’s cross-vertical applications - from banking, healthcare, politics, insurance, Government, retail, real estate, legal industry, charities, education and beyond
  • Road mapping its potential for forecasting, crowdfunding, smart contracts, identity management, security and more
  • Identifying how blockchain could work in your organisation e.g. protecting IP
  • Clarifying where not to use blockchain

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Blockchain

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Blockchain: Coming to an Industry Near You Soon!

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The 2019 Tech Pulse

Rhiannon Payne

Founder & CEO @ Sea Foam Media

Blockchain is set to be the investment of the future according to many, but beyond crypto what ...

Blockchain is set to be the investment of the future according to many, but beyond crypto what are the possible applications in your business? This presentation will assess blockchain beyond crypto, taking a vertical approach to its potential applications and some of the interesting applications seen to date.

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of blockchain’s cross-vertical applications - from banking, healthcare, politics, insurance, Government, retail, real estate, legal industry, charities, education and beyond
  • Road mapping its potential for forecasting, crowdfunding, smart contracts, identity management, security and more
  • Identifying how blockchain could work in your organisation e.g. protecting IP
  • Clarifying where not to use blockchain

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Blockchain

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Blockchain

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

What to Expect From Your Next Employer

Mandy Jeffery

‘Understanding the Key Factors to Consider When Making Your Next Career Move’

...

‘Understanding the Key Factors to Consider When Making Your Next Career Move’

With the continuing evolution of workplace culture, it's crucial to factor in far more than we once did when considering 'what next?'. It's no longer just a financial decision - we are all increasingly factoring in an employer's diversity initiatives and technology ambitions. So how best to truly define for yourself what actually matters to you in your next career move? During this presentation we will consider this, and much more.

Key takeaways include:

  • Evaluating exactly how the modern working culture is changing and its implications
  • Assessing how to go about defining what matters to you
  •  Exploring how to cut through the branding noise, to the things that matter
  • Reviewing how technology is fast-tracking change and the impact it has had to date
  • Understanding that inclusivity is the key ingredient

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

What to Expect From Your Next Employer

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Mandy Jeffery

‘Understanding the Key Factors to Consider When Making Your Next Career Move’

...

‘Understanding the Key Factors to Consider When Making Your Next Career Move’

With the continuing evolution of workplace culture, it's crucial to factor in far more than we once did when considering 'what next?'. It's no longer just a financial decision - we are all increasingly factoring in an employer's diversity initiatives and technology ambitions. So how best to truly define for yourself what actually matters to you in your next career move? During this presentation we will consider this, and much more.

Key takeaways include:

  • Evaluating exactly how the modern working culture is changing and its implications
  • Assessing how to go about defining what matters to you
  •  Exploring how to cut through the branding noise, to the things that matter
  • Reviewing how technology is fast-tracking change and the impact it has had to date
  • Understanding that inclusivity is the key ingredient
 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Elephant in the Room

"BAME - Should it be Ditched as a Term for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic People?"

Carol Johnson

‘BAME’ is not a new term, it’s been around since the 1970’s, but does ...

‘BAME’ is not a new term, it’s been around since the 1970’s, but does anyone in real life ever refer to themselves in this way? Should we be using labels at all? Is to do so itself patronising and potentially insulting? Does the BAME label ultimately help or hinder when we all want to be recognised as individuals?

Ethnicity

Business Strategy

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

"BAME - Should it be Ditched as a Term for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic People?"

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Elephant in the Room

Carol Johnson

‘BAME’ is not a new term, it’s been around since the 1970’s, but does ...

‘BAME’ is not a new term, it’s been around since the 1970’s, but does anyone in real life ever refer to themselves in this way? Should we be using labels at all? Is to do so itself patronising and potentially insulting? Does the BAME label ultimately help or hinder when we all want to be recognised as individuals?

Ethnicity

Business Strategy

Ethnicity

Business Strategy

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

THEME:

D&I&U

Why You Should Be Hiring With Neurodiveristy Front of Mind!

Danielle Brown MBE

MBE @ Inclusion Champion

Whilst diversity and inclusion in tech is commonly discussed in general terms, one area that is ...

Whilst diversity and inclusion in tech is commonly discussed in general terms, one area that is often overlooked is neurodiversity. During this session we will consider what neurodiversity is, but also what it means in terms of application to your organisation and its potential positive impacts for improved diversity and inclusion in your workforce.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding what we mean by ‘neurodiversity’?
  • Recognising that future tech will need neurodiverse workforces if it is to realise its potential
  • Considering which industries are already embracing neurodiversity, and what impacts they have seen to business
  • Assessing the practicalities of leading a neurodiverse team

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Why You Should Be Hiring With Neurodiveristy Front of Mind!

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

THEME:

D&I&U

Danielle Brown MBE

MBE @ Inclusion Champion

Whilst diversity and inclusion in tech is commonly discussed in general terms, one area that is ...

Whilst diversity and inclusion in tech is commonly discussed in general terms, one area that is often overlooked is neurodiversity. During this session we will consider what neurodiversity is, but also what it means in terms of application to your organisation and its potential positive impacts for improved diversity and inclusion in your workforce.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding what we mean by ‘neurodiversity’?
  • Recognising that future tech will need neurodiverse workforces if it is to realise its potential
  • Considering which industries are already embracing neurodiversity, and what impacts they have seen to business
  • Assessing the practicalities of leading a neurodiverse team

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Founders & Entrepreneurs

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Founders & Entrepreneurs

THEME:

Founder Focus - Changing the World through Entrepreneurship

The Importance of Coding for Entrepreneurs

In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come ...

In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come together to build a company. There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess - from accounting and managing a profit and loss statement to marketing and business development. If your business leverages technology, learning to code should be added to the list of skills you need for success.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance of being able to ‘speak tech’ for better informed product and business decision-making
  • Coding’s ability to help you hire the right team -differentiating good and mediocre technical talent
  • Understanding digital product development and programming will help you relate to your tech teams, especially when they face the struggles and frustrations inherent to the development process
  • Strong critical thinking skills facilitate good decision making, and there is no better way to learn to think critically than by learning to code

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Coding

Business Strategy

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

The Importance of Coding for Entrepreneurs

SUITABLE FOR:

Founders & Entrepreneurs

THEME:

Founder Focus - Changing the World through Entrepreneurship

In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come ...

In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come together to build a company. There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess - from accounting and managing a profit and loss statement to marketing and business development. If your business leverages technology, learning to code should be added to the list of skills you need for success.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance of being able to ‘speak tech’ for better informed product and business decision-making
  • Coding’s ability to help you hire the right team -differentiating good and mediocre technical talent
  • Understanding digital product development and programming will help you relate to your tech teams, especially when they face the struggles and frustrations inherent to the development process
  • Strong critical thinking skills facilitate good decision making, and there is no better way to learn to think critically than by learning to code

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Coding

Business Strategy

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Coding

Business Strategy

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Introverts and Extroverts - Getting The Best Out Of Your Personality Type in a Tech Business

Shola Kaye

Coach @ Speak Up Like A Diva

So, who makes the better employee? Is it someone who is more outgoing or more contemplative? ...

So, who makes the better employee? Is it someone who is more outgoing or more contemplative? What about the impact of personality on leadership roles? How can managers bring out the best in every employee? In this interactive session we'll look at ways to best interact with your colleagues and clients, and how to make the most of your type in pursuit of a productive and harmonious workplace.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how your personality type affects your leadership style
  • Learn the best combination of leader and team for maximum effectiveness in the workplace
  • Develop a strategy for accommodating all types for a truly blended, productive tech sector
  • Learn how to prime your team to get the best from you in meetings and group interactions
  • Discover how to maximise your effectiveness and influence at work, even if you're an introvert

Workshop

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Introverts and Extroverts - Getting The Best Out Of Your Personality Type in a Tech Business

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Shola Kaye

Coach @ Speak Up Like A Diva

So, who makes the better employee? Is it someone who is more outgoing or more contemplative? ...

So, who makes the better employee? Is it someone who is more outgoing or more contemplative? What about the impact of personality on leadership roles? How can managers bring out the best in every employee? In this interactive session we'll look at ways to best interact with your colleagues and clients, and how to make the most of your type in pursuit of a productive and harmonious workplace.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how your personality type affects your leadership style
  • Learn the best combination of leader and team for maximum effectiveness in the workplace
  • Develop a strategy for accommodating all types for a truly blended, productive tech sector
  • Learn how to prime your team to get the best from you in meetings and group interactions
  • Discover how to maximise your effectiveness and influence at work, even if you're an introvert

Workshop

Workshop

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Media Training & PR Management for Founders & C-Suite Level Executives

Bridgid Nzekwu

Head of Media Training @ TNR

Being confident, fluent and engaging in a media interview is some of the best PR your business ...

Being confident, fluent and engaging in a media interview is some of the best PR your business can get – and it’s usually free! A successful performance will not only grow your profile but boost your bottom line too. Despite the huge opportunity (and risk), many senior executives do absolutely no training for encounters with journalists. Being self-assured in the business context doesn’t automatically translate to radio and TV, so quality, journalist-led media training is a wise investment.

Key takeaways include:

  • 5 steps to the perfect media interview
  • Honing your message for broadcast audiences
  • Lessons from real-life good/bad examples
  • How to confidently answer impossible questions
  • Calming performance nerves with mindfulness and NLP techniques

Workshop

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Media Training & PR Management for Founders & C-Suite Level Executives

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Bridgid Nzekwu

Head of Media Training @ TNR

Being confident, fluent and engaging in a media interview is some of the best PR your business ...

Being confident, fluent and engaging in a media interview is some of the best PR your business can get – and it’s usually free! A successful performance will not only grow your profile but boost your bottom line too. Despite the huge opportunity (and risk), many senior executives do absolutely no training for encounters with journalists. Being self-assured in the business context doesn’t automatically translate to radio and TV, so quality, journalist-led media training is a wise investment.

Key takeaways include:

  • 5 steps to the perfect media interview
  • Honing your message for broadcast audiences
  • Lessons from real-life good/bad examples
  • How to confidently answer impossible questions
  • Calming performance nerves with mindfulness and NLP techniques

Workshop

Workshop

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Growing Your Personal Brand and Influencing Others

Gillian Brooks

Postdoctoral Career Development Fellow in Marketing @ Saïd Business School

This workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools to market themselves and their ...

This workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools to market themselves and their ideas, both online and offline. The last five years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the competition for attention. You must be able to develop a clear message that is relevant and audience focused. This workshop will help you to develop specific strategies to strengthen your personal brand in a manner that will distinguish you from your competitors.

Topics will include:

  • How to create and manage your online presence (on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
  • How to listen to understand
  • Conflict styles
  • Persuasion strategies

Workshop

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Growing Your Personal Brand and Influencing Others

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Gillian Brooks

Postdoctoral Career Development Fellow in Marketing @ Saïd Business School

This workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools to market themselves and their ...

This workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools to market themselves and their ideas, both online and offline. The last five years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the competition for attention. You must be able to develop a clear message that is relevant and audience focused. This workshop will help you to develop specific strategies to strengthen your personal brand in a manner that will distinguish you from your competitors.

Topics will include:

  • How to create and manage your online presence (on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
  • How to listen to understand
  • Conflict styles
  • Persuasion strategies

Workshop

Workshop

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

An Introduction to Data Literacy for Data Challenges

Gaia Paolini

Data Scientist @ TIBCO

Ioana Monica Stama

Solution Consultant @ TIBCO

Heleen Snelting

Director Data Science EMEA @ TIBCO

During this workshop we will examine the importance of being able to read, understand and ...

During this workshop we will examine the importance of being able to read, understand and communicate data as information. With an assessment of the key terminology, and its relation to the real world via fun and easy to understand examples and case studies. This workshop will give you the tools needed to be able to extract meaning from data and visualisations making you more data literate and confident to engage in related conversations.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing proper use of most common data terminology and concepts
  • Examining how - through real-world examples - data concepts are applied
  • Understanding what to look for when evaluating data quality
  • Pinpointing to tricky areas of data interpretation and what questions to ask
  • Telling a story with your data

Workshop

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

An Introduction to Data Literacy for Data Challenges

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Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Gaia Paolini

Data Scientist @ TIBCO

Ioana Monica Stama

Solution Consultant @ TIBCO

Heleen Snelting

Director Data Science EMEA @ TIBCO

During this workshop we will examine the importance of being able to read, understand and ...

During this workshop we will examine the importance of being able to read, understand and communicate data as information. With an assessment of the key terminology, and its relation to the real world via fun and easy to understand examples and case studies. This workshop will give you the tools needed to be able to extract meaning from data and visualisations making you more data literate and confident to engage in related conversations.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing proper use of most common data terminology and concepts
  • Examining how - through real-world examples - data concepts are applied
  • Understanding what to look for when evaluating data quality
  • Pinpointing to tricky areas of data interpretation and what questions to ask
  • Telling a story with your data

Workshop

Workshop

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Exerting Influence Without Authority

Aimee Cardwell

Vice President, Consumer Product Development Global Consumer Services Technology @ American Express

Have you been struggling with how to get people to do what you want them to do, when you have no ...

Have you been struggling with how to get people to do what you want them to do, when you have no direct authority over them? Not only is this possible, it’s one of the core skills of effective leadership. Learn the tools to go beyond mere compliance to enthusiastic cooperation of teams and individuals using influence.

Key takeaways include:

  • Influence skills can be learned and practiced and are useful no matter where you are in your career.
  • You can become a leader regardless of your role in the organization
  • Partner with others in your organization to form coalitions that are more powerful than one voice.
  • Contrary to popular belief, big decisions aren’t made in the big meeting.
  • Doing something helpful for someone else creates a sense of shared purpose – and sparks reciprocity

Workshop

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Exerting Influence Without Authority

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Aimee Cardwell

Vice President, Consumer Product Development Global Consumer Services Technology @ American Express

Have you been struggling with how to get people to do what you want them to do, when you have no ...

Have you been struggling with how to get people to do what you want them to do, when you have no direct authority over them? Not only is this possible, it’s one of the core skills of effective leadership. Learn the tools to go beyond mere compliance to enthusiastic cooperation of teams and individuals using influence.

Key takeaways include:

  • Influence skills can be learned and practiced and are useful no matter where you are in your career.
  • You can become a leader regardless of your role in the organization
  • Partner with others in your organization to form coalitions that are more powerful than one voice.
  • Contrary to popular belief, big decisions aren’t made in the big meeting.
  • Doing something helpful for someone else creates a sense of shared purpose – and sparks reciprocity

Workshop

Workshop

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Keeping Up to Date with Data Transformation and Visualisation

Agnes Salanki

Senior Analyst @ Hotels.com

The workshop contains a short introduction into the functionality of the R statistical ...

The workshop contains a short introduction into the functionality of the R statistical programming language. Usage of the most popular data transformation and visualization packages will be demonstrated on the results of the last PISA survey reflecting the state of secondary education in OECD countries.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how a typical exploratory analysis workflow in RStudio (the most popular IDE for programming in R) looks like
  • Understand the basic I/O operations on the file system
  • What the R equivalents of the most commonly used data manipulation commands (SELECT, WHERE, etc. on SQL) are
  • How to visualize distributions of numeric and discrete fields
  • How to visualize country-level data on static maps

Workshop

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Keeping Up to Date with Data Transformation and Visualisation

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Agnes Salanki

Senior Analyst @ Hotels.com

The workshop contains a short introduction into the functionality of the R statistical ...

The workshop contains a short introduction into the functionality of the R statistical programming language. Usage of the most popular data transformation and visualization packages will be demonstrated on the results of the last PISA survey reflecting the state of secondary education in OECD countries.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how a typical exploratory analysis workflow in RStudio (the most popular IDE for programming in R) looks like
  • Understand the basic I/O operations on the file system
  • What the R equivalents of the most commonly used data manipulation commands (SELECT, WHERE, etc. on SQL) are
  • How to visualize distributions of numeric and discrete fields
  • How to visualize country-level data on static maps

Workshop

Workshop

 

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

InnerSource - Making It Work

Katie Roberts

Software Engineering Manager, Content Discovery @ BBC Design + Engineering

Stephanie May

Executive Product Manager @ BBC

Working on multiple products within an organisation can result in siloed ways of working, which ...

Working on multiple products within an organisation can result in siloed ways of working, which in turn can cause repetition of effort and also bottlenecks across teams. Customer journeys are not represented by these silos, they are a construct of the organisations we work in, and what might be high value to one team may be way down on the backlog of another.

Open source has long advocated ways of working that allow widely distributed geographically developers with different perspectives to contribute to different areas to drive a product forward, with teams that may never have met one another being able to work on complex shared roadmaps and visions. Inner source takes these learnings and applies them to internal teams.

Search and Navigation are two products which cut across the whole of the BBC online estate. Previously we have found ourselves being unable to focus on our priorities because the needs of other teams were louder and may be perceived as more valuable. In an effort to make our development and product lives easier, we have adopted inner source. We have found that we have been able to effectively unblock work for other teams, whilst at the same time allowing us greater control and focus on the things we want to work on.

We want to share our experience and how we have been able to apply this thinking to our existing product set.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding of the benefits of working in an inner source way
  • Practical understanding of how to retro fit inner source thinking in to existing work
  • How you can stop being the blocker to other people’s projects

Workshop

Tue 25 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

InnerSource - Making It Work

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Workshops

Katie Roberts

Software Engineering Manager, Content Discovery @ BBC Design + Engineering

Stephanie May

Executive Product Manager @ BBC

Working on multiple products within an organisation can result in siloed ways of working, which ...

Working on multiple products within an organisation can result in siloed ways of working, which in turn can cause repetition of effort and also bottlenecks across teams. Customer journeys are not represented by these silos, they are a construct of the organisations we work in, and what might be high value to one team may be way down on the backlog of another.

Open source has long advocated ways of working that allow widely distributed geographically developers with different perspectives to contribute to different areas to drive a product forward, with teams that may never have met one another being able to work on complex shared roadmaps and visions. Inner source takes these learnings and applies them to internal teams.

Search and Navigation are two products which cut across the whole of the BBC online estate. Previously we have found ourselves being unable to focus on our priorities because the needs of other teams were louder and may be perceived as more valuable. In an effort to make our development and product lives easier, we have adopted inner source. We have found that we have been able to effectively unblock work for other teams, whilst at the same time allowing us greater control and focus on the things we want to work on.

We want to share our experience and how we have been able to apply this thinking to our existing product set.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding of the benefits of working in an inner source way
  • Practical understanding of how to retro fit inner source thinking in to existing work
  • How you can stop being the blocker to other people’s projects

Workshop

Workshop

 

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

How to Start a Career in AI and Machine Learning?

Dr. Nira Goren

Senior Clinician Strategist @ DeepMind Health

AI has been a sound career choice for a while now because of the growing adoption of the ...

AI has been a sound career choice for a while now because of the growing adoption of the technology across industries and the need for trained professionals to do the jobs created by this growth. Pundits predict that AI will create close to 2.3 million jobs by 2020. However, it is also forecasted that this technology will wipe out over 1.7 million jobs, resulting in about half a million new jobs worldwide. In addition, AI also offers many unique and viable career opportunities. AI is used in almost every industry, from entertainment to transportation, yet we have a huge need for qualified, skilled professionals. During this presentation we will discuss the future of AI and machine learning as career fields.

Key takeaways include:

  • Exploring the current AI career landscape and which industries are currently using AI
  • Assessing how to get into AI if you are new to the field
  • Understanding the alternative routes to entry if you are already a programmer
  • Examining the options for those already in data science

AI

Machine Learning

Professional Development

Cognitive Technologies

1st Jobbers

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

How to Start a Career in AI and Machine Learning?

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

Dr. Nira Goren

Senior Clinician Strategist @ DeepMind Health

AI has been a sound career choice for a while now because of the growing adoption of the ...

AI has been a sound career choice for a while now because of the growing adoption of the technology across industries and the need for trained professionals to do the jobs created by this growth. Pundits predict that AI will create close to 2.3 million jobs by 2020. However, it is also forecasted that this technology will wipe out over 1.7 million jobs, resulting in about half a million new jobs worldwide. In addition, AI also offers many unique and viable career opportunities. AI is used in almost every industry, from entertainment to transportation, yet we have a huge need for qualified, skilled professionals. During this presentation we will discuss the future of AI and machine learning as career fields.

Key takeaways include:

  • Exploring the current AI career landscape and which industries are currently using AI
  • Assessing how to get into AI if you are new to the field
  • Understanding the alternative routes to entry if you are already a programmer
  • Examining the options for those already in data science

AI

Machine Learning

Professional Development

Cognitive Technologies

1st Jobbers

AI

Machine Learning

Professional Development

Cognitive Technologies

1st Jobbers

 

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

D&I&U

10 Ways Diversity & Inclusion Makes An Active Difference in Tech!

Shash Patel

Director, Information Risk Management & Privacy @ Air Products

Lynn Willacy

Community & STEM Ambassador @ Air Products UK & Ireland

The value of diverse teams goes well beyond the obvious sentiment that inclusion is the right ...

The value of diverse teams goes well beyond the obvious sentiment that inclusion is the right thing to do. Simply put, diversity is how we ensure the best ideas rule the day. During this session we will take a more practical look at exactly how diversity and inclusion makes a difference in tech.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that diverse teams win more often and more consistently!
  • Recognising that diversity is a pathway to a broader thought-pool you can leverage to better serve your customers
  • Realising that a company is much more likely to experience innovative change if it has a diverse tam, with different knowledge bases
  • Admitting that diversity also includes background, perspective, age, education and more, which if harnessed builds products capable of serving everyone

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

10 Ways Diversity & Inclusion Makes An Active Difference in Tech!

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

D&I&U

Shash Patel

Director, Information Risk Management & Privacy @ Air Products

Lynn Willacy

Community & STEM Ambassador @ Air Products UK & Ireland

The value of diverse teams goes well beyond the obvious sentiment that inclusion is the right ...

The value of diverse teams goes well beyond the obvious sentiment that inclusion is the right thing to do. Simply put, diversity is how we ensure the best ideas rule the day. During this session we will take a more practical look at exactly how diversity and inclusion makes a difference in tech.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that diverse teams win more often and more consistently!
  • Recognising that diversity is a pathway to a broader thought-pool you can leverage to better serve your customers
  • Realising that a company is much more likely to experience innovative change if it has a diverse tam, with different knowledge bases
  • Admitting that diversity also includes background, perspective, age, education and more, which if harnessed builds products capable of serving everyone

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Professional Development

Business Strategy

 

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Future of Tech

Has AI Given Rise to New and Distinctive Ethical Issues?

Denise Jones

Senior Product Manager @ LetGo

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, ...

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, performing our medical procedures, influencing our elections and threatening to take our jobs (according to some). It is obvious we can’t live without them, but the deeper question of how we live with them remains unanswered.

Key takeaways include:

  • Does the ethical development and use of AI require regulation?
  • What are the biggest opportunities and risks legally over the coming decade in relation to the development and use of AI?
  • As AI systems become increasingly autonomous in practice, will legal systems need to change in order to reflect and accommodate this autonomy?
  • Does the creation of some form of electronic personhood need to be considered?

AI

Tech 101

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

Has AI Given Rise to New and Distinctive Ethical Issues?

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Future of Tech

Denise Jones

Senior Product Manager @ LetGo

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, ...

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, performing our medical procedures, influencing our elections and threatening to take our jobs (according to some). It is obvious we can’t live without them, but the deeper question of how we live with them remains unanswered.

Key takeaways include:

  • Does the ethical development and use of AI require regulation?
  • What are the biggest opportunities and risks legally over the coming decade in relation to the development and use of AI?
  • As AI systems become increasingly autonomous in practice, will legal systems need to change in order to reflect and accommodate this autonomy?
  • Does the creation of some form of electronic personhood need to be considered?

AI

Tech 101

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

AI

Tech 101

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

 

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The 2019 Tech Pulse

AI & Machine Learning Demystified - A Simple Introduction

Simi Awokoya

Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft

Attendees will leave with an understanding that influence skills can be learned and practiced, ...

Attendees will leave with an understanding that influence skills can be learned and practiced, and that there’s a framework for considering how to build influence within an organization.

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

AI

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

AI & Machine Learning Demystified - A Simple Introduction

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The 2019 Tech Pulse

Simi Awokoya

Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft

Attendees will leave with an understanding that influence skills can be learned and practiced, ...

Attendees will leave with an understanding that influence skills can be learned and practiced, and that there’s a framework for considering how to build influence within an organization.

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

AI

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

AI

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

 

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Is Agile Always the Answer?

Rachel Robinson

Chief Product Owner - Digital @ Nationwide Building Society

More and more organisations are adopting agile ways of working – and not just for software ...

More and more organisations are adopting agile ways of working – and not just for software and technology development. So is Agile always the answer, or is there something new around the corner? In this session, we’ll explore how culture is often the key that truly unlocks the power of technology investment, whether you’re working in a start-up or a large organisation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how agile the key to helping us keep up with digital disruption and customers changing expectations?
  • Learn what’s next for Agile and Lean and which should I be using?
  • Is there still a place for waterfall?!
  • Learn the critical ingredients for successful product development and change delivery and operations?
  • Develop how can new technology accelerate product development in traditional organisations?
  • Learn what are the challenges of scaling agile and how can we overcome them?

Agile

DevOps

Business Strategy

Tech Advanced

1st Jobbers

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

Is Agile Always the Answer?

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Rachel Robinson

Chief Product Owner - Digital @ Nationwide Building Society

More and more organisations are adopting agile ways of working – and not just for software ...

More and more organisations are adopting agile ways of working – and not just for software and technology development. So is Agile always the answer, or is there something new around the corner? In this session, we’ll explore how culture is often the key that truly unlocks the power of technology investment, whether you’re working in a start-up or a large organisation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how agile the key to helping us keep up with digital disruption and customers changing expectations?
  • Learn what’s next for Agile and Lean and which should I be using?
  • Is there still a place for waterfall?!
  • Learn the critical ingredients for successful product development and change delivery and operations?
  • Develop how can new technology accelerate product development in traditional organisations?
  • Learn what are the challenges of scaling agile and how can we overcome them?

Agile

DevOps

Business Strategy

Tech Advanced

1st Jobbers

Agile

DevOps

Business Strategy

Tech Advanced

1st Jobbers

 

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

D&I&U

Is There a Gender Pay Gap in the Tech Sector?

Åsa Nyström

VP Customer Advocacy @ Buffer

In April this 2018, thousands of employers were required to publish their gender pay gap figures ...

In April this 2018, thousands of employers were required to publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time. In the technology sector especially, the reports make for interesting reading, with pay disparity for both hourly rates and bonuses and a clear lack of women in high-level roles. But what did these reports really show us, and where are the hidden truths?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the gap in the tech sector and where it is coming from – Is it roles or pay?
  • Assessing the impact of the changing jobs market
  • Reviewing how improved STEM for girls can help towards closing the tech-sector gender pay gap
  • Examining how technology can help close the gender pay gap?

Pay Gaps

Gender

Business Strategy

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

Is There a Gender Pay Gap in the Tech Sector?

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

D&I&U

Åsa Nyström

VP Customer Advocacy @ Buffer

In April this 2018, thousands of employers were required to publish their gender pay gap figures ...

In April this 2018, thousands of employers were required to publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time. In the technology sector especially, the reports make for interesting reading, with pay disparity for both hourly rates and bonuses and a clear lack of women in high-level roles. But what did these reports really show us, and where are the hidden truths?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the gap in the tech sector and where it is coming from – Is it roles or pay?
  • Assessing the impact of the changing jobs market
  • Reviewing how improved STEM for girls can help towards closing the tech-sector gender pay gap
  • Examining how technology can help close the gender pay gap?

Pay Gaps

Gender

Business Strategy

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Pay Gaps

Gender

Business Strategy

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

 

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

SUITABLE FOR:

Founders & Entrepreneurs

THEME:

Founder Focus - Changing the World through Entrepreneurship

Who Should Be the First 5 People You Hire In A Startup?

Marta Krupinska

Co-Founder, Forbes 30Under30 @ Azimo

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well ...

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well worth your time and effort in putting in the leg work to find the right people. As a startup founder who doesn’t have infinite resources for recruitment and training programs, you can still save yourself a lot of grief (and money) by taking charge of the hiring process. Here, we talk about who your first 5 hires should ideally to build a strong foundation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that YOU are your first hire: The CEO
  • Realising that if you’re a non-coding founder, then you will need to invest in a front-end engineer, preferably with experience in UX and design
  • …And then there’ll also be the back-end engineer
  • Integrating a Marketing Manager
  • Understanding what it is your trying to deliver – Do you need a Product or Sales Manager (or both)?

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Business Strategy

Tue 25 Jun

12:10 - 12:40

Who Should Be the First 5 People You Hire In A Startup?

SUITABLE FOR:

Founders & Entrepreneurs

THEME:

Founder Focus - Changing the World through Entrepreneurship

Marta Krupinska

Co-Founder, Forbes 30Under30 @ Azimo

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well ...

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well worth your time and effort in putting in the leg work to find the right people. As a startup founder who doesn’t have infinite resources for recruitment and training programs, you can still save yourself a lot of grief (and money) by taking charge of the hiring process. Here, we talk about who your first 5 hires should ideally to build a strong foundation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that YOU are your first hire: The CEO
  • Realising that if you’re a non-coding founder, then you will need to invest in a front-end engineer, preferably with experience in UX and design
  • …And then there’ll also be the back-end engineer
  • Integrating a Marketing Manager
  • Understanding what it is your trying to deliver – Do you need a Product or Sales Manager (or both)?

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Business Strategy

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Business Strategy

 

Tue 25 Jun

13:40 - 14:10

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

The 10 Things You Should Be Doing in 2019 to Advance Your Tech Career

Stacey O’Connor

Project Manager, Team Lead & Account Principal @ Adobe

The digital revolution means there is no let up for any of us – whatever stage of your ...

The digital revolution means there is no let up for any of us – whatever stage of your career you may be at. It’s essential you don’t allow your career to stall, and become a victim of fatalism, which is why we will be reviewing the top resources and skills you should be reading and developing as we move through 2019.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the potentially untapped silver linings of the role you’re currently in
  • Remembering not to forget to get into the business: making time to read annual/quarterly reports etc
  • Consider taking a sales/marketing course to improve your ability to sell yourself and your ideas
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Consider taking on that project no one else wants!
  • Seeking out a business mentor
  • Crafting your 2019 must-read literature list to stay current
  • Making more effort on the networking front

Professional Development

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Tue 25 Jun

13:40 - 14:10

The 10 Things You Should Be Doing in 2019 to Advance Your Tech Career

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

Stacey O’Connor

Project Manager, Team Lead & Account Principal @ Adobe

The digital revolution means there is no let up for any of us – whatever stage of your ...

The digital revolution means there is no let up for any of us – whatever stage of your career you may be at. It’s essential you don’t allow your career to stall, and become a victim of fatalism, which is why we will be reviewing the top resources and skills you should be reading and developing as we move through 2019.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the potentially untapped silver linings of the role you’re currently in
  • Remembering not to forget to get into the business: making time to read annual/quarterly reports etc
  • Consider taking a sales/marketing course to improve your ability to sell yourself and your ideas
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Consider taking on that project no one else wants!
  • Seeking out a business mentor
  • Crafting your 2019 must-read literature list to stay current
  • Making more effort on the networking front

Professional Development

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

Professional Development

1st Jobbers

Mid-Management

Senior Management & Leadership

 

Tue 25 Jun

13:40 - 14:10

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Take Action Against Your Diversity Hiring Goals

Jodi Alperstein

Jenna Prescott

Charlotte Bridgeman

Most companies are aware of the importance of having a diverse workforce. Many even make ...

Most companies are aware of the importance of having a diverse workforce. Many even make diversity and inclusion part of their public “mission,” but how do you turn that mission into an action plan? Diversity is not just a recruiting challenge and it goes much deeper than the top of your hiring funnel.

Key takeaways include:

  • Getting buy-in needed to truly impact DE&I
  • Removing bias from the hiring process
  • Recruiting strategies to build more diverse teams
  • Creating an inclusive company culture
  • Tracking progress against your diversity goals

Tue 25 Jun

13:40 - 14:10

Take Action Against Your Diversity Hiring Goals

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Jodi Alperstein

Jenna Prescott

Charlotte Bridgeman

Most companies are aware of the importance of having a diverse workforce. Many even make ...

Most companies are aware of the importance of having a diverse workforce. Many even make diversity and inclusion part of their public “mission,” but how do you turn that mission into an action plan? Diversity is not just a recruiting challenge and it goes much deeper than the top of your hiring funnel.

Key takeaways include:

  • Getting buy-in needed to truly impact DE&I
  • Removing bias from the hiring process
  • Recruiting strategies to build more diverse teams
  • Creating an inclusive company culture
  • Tracking progress against your diversity goals
 

Tue 25 Jun

13:40 - 14:10

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Future of Tech

How AI Will Affect Business in the Next Decade?

Caroline Hermon

Tiffany Carpenter

Head of Customer Intelligence Solutions UKI @ SAS

Technologies like AI, blockchain, and IoT are changing our lives and work, and business leaders ...

Technologies like AI, blockchain, and IoT are changing our lives and work, and business leaders must make decisions right now about the best routes forwards. It is essential to therefore understand how (and when) AI will affect their organisations—and what they should do about it today. Here we will consider what the next decade of Ai will look like.

Key takeaways include:

  • Analysing the potential to simplify work with AI
  • Analysing the changing competitive battleground of business
  • Understanding the hype versus reality of AI today
  • Examples of how organisations are using AI to stay relevant and compete
  • Evaluating how to get started with AI
  • Reviewing common challenges and how to overcome them

AI

Cognitive Technologies

Tech 101

Business Strategy

1st Jobbers

Tue 25 Jun

13:40 - 14:10

How AI Will Affect Business in the Next Decade?

SUITABLE FOR:

Suitable for all

THEME:

The Future of Tech

Caroline Hermon

Tiffany Carpenter

Head of Customer Intelligence Solutions UKI @ SAS