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Tue 16 Jun

07:30 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Tue 16 Jun

07:30 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Tue 16 Jun

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome & Opening remarks

Tue 16 Jun

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome & Opening remarks

Tue 16 Jun

09:00 - 11:00

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

Tue 16 Jun

09:00 - 11:00

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

Tue 16 Jun

11:00 - 11:30

Morning coffee & Networking

Tue 16 Jun

11:00 - 11:30

Morning coffee & Networking

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Future-Proofing Yourself Amidst The Digital Revolution

Over the next 5 years, the adoption of digital technologies will have a profound impact on ...

Over the next 5 years, the adoption of digital technologies will have a profound impact on businesses, with as many as 1 in 3 jobs being disrupted as a result! As a leader in a digital age, it is therefore imperative to future-proof yourself, and during this session we will assess just how to go about this.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Undertaking life-long learning and continuous development to stay sharp
  • The value of your network – How to make it a part of your personal value proposition?
  • Becoming an agent of change!
- Becoming mindful towards the value of soft skills: Emotional intelligence, communication, flexibility and adaptive thinking "

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Future-Proofing Yourself Amidst The Digital Revolution

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Over the next 5 years, the adoption of digital technologies will have a profound impact on ...

Over the next 5 years, the adoption of digital technologies will have a profound impact on businesses, with as many as 1 in 3 jobs being disrupted as a result! As a leader in a digital age, it is therefore imperative to future-proof yourself, and during this session we will assess just how to go about this.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Undertaking life-long learning and continuous development to stay sharp
  • The value of your network – How to make it a part of your personal value proposition?
  • Becoming an agent of change!
- Becoming mindful towards the value of soft skills: Emotional intelligence, communication, flexibility and adaptive thinking "
 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

Tech Radar 2020 - What New Technology Trends Are On The 2020 Horizon?

Over the last few years, most discussions about the next year’s digital transformation trends ...

Over the last few years, most discussions about the next year’s digital transformation trends had begun to feel a little repetitive: Cloud, Edge, IoT, AR… however, many predict that 2020 will be a departure from the old tech radar. While the same core technologies that dominated previous forecasts will continue to be foundational to general digital transformation, 2020 will be defined by a fresh new class of technologies ready to graduate from the side lines to centre stage. Among them: 5G, AI, advanced data analytics, but also some that may surprise you! During this presentation, we’ll consider what the most significant 2020 tech trends are likely to be.

    Key takeaways include:

  • 5G finally has its year! ACPC’s and embedded 5G and LTE
  • The progress of Wi-Fi 6 (alongside 5G): Processing and connection speeds
  • Analytics will be the business differentiator: Creating insights from customer data
  • The next phases of AI and machine learning: Powering the data analytics engine
  • The birth of meaningful uses for blockchain outside of crypto
  • The emergence of trust in RPA solutions for an RPA second-wind!
  • Examining the impact of Everything-as-a-Service across emerging technologies

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Tech Radar 2020 - What New Technology Trends Are On The 2020 Horizon?

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

Over the last few years, most discussions about the next year’s digital transformation trends ...

Over the last few years, most discussions about the next year’s digital transformation trends had begun to feel a little repetitive: Cloud, Edge, IoT, AR… however, many predict that 2020 will be a departure from the old tech radar. While the same core technologies that dominated previous forecasts will continue to be foundational to general digital transformation, 2020 will be defined by a fresh new class of technologies ready to graduate from the side lines to centre stage. Among them: 5G, AI, advanced data analytics, but also some that may surprise you! During this presentation, we’ll consider what the most significant 2020 tech trends are likely to be.

    Key takeaways include:

  • 5G finally has its year! ACPC’s and embedded 5G and LTE
  • The progress of Wi-Fi 6 (alongside 5G): Processing and connection speeds
  • Analytics will be the business differentiator: Creating insights from customer data
  • The next phases of AI and machine learning: Powering the data analytics engine
  • The birth of meaningful uses for blockchain outside of crypto
  • The emergence of trust in RPA solutions for an RPA second-wind!
  • Examining the impact of Everything-as-a-Service across emerging technologies
 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

Five Year Planning - What New Technology Should You Be Adding to your 2025 Pipeline?

With business technology rapidly advancing, companies large and small all stand to gain a ...

With business technology rapidly advancing, companies large and small all stand to gain a competitive advantage if they can stay ahead and current on the IT trends all aimed at driving business efficiencies. With so many IT rends around, how do you sort out the strong from the weak to consider where you should be investing as a business for the future? Emerging tech adoption has always varied greatly industry to industry, and during this presentation we will assess industry-to-industry, trend to trend where people are adopting and who the early adopters are.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing the adoption of tech trends across the industries
  • Assessing the adoption rates per company size
  • What are the key technologies to watch: Gigabit Wi-Fi, IT automation technology, AI, Quantum, Edge, Serverless computing, containers, VR/AR, containers
  • Understanding the importance of not forgetting adaptive security alongside all new technology roll-outs: Emerging security 2020

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Five Year Planning - What New Technology Should You Be Adding to your 2025 Pipeline?

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

With business technology rapidly advancing, companies large and small all stand to gain a ...

With business technology rapidly advancing, companies large and small all stand to gain a competitive advantage if they can stay ahead and current on the IT trends all aimed at driving business efficiencies. With so many IT rends around, how do you sort out the strong from the weak to consider where you should be investing as a business for the future? Emerging tech adoption has always varied greatly industry to industry, and during this presentation we will assess industry-to-industry, trend to trend where people are adopting and who the early adopters are.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing the adoption of tech trends across the industries
  • Assessing the adoption rates per company size
  • What are the key technologies to watch: Gigabit Wi-Fi, IT automation technology, AI, Quantum, Edge, Serverless computing, containers, VR/AR, containers
  • Understanding the importance of not forgetting adaptive security alongside all new technology roll-outs: Emerging security 2020
 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

Digital Transformation And The Intersection Of Business Strategy For Tech Enablement

Digital success isn’t all about technology – in reality it’s about effective strategy! But ...

Digital success isn’t all about technology – in reality it’s about effective strategy! But strategy can be an elusive thing to master – Too risk-averse and you’re unlikely to thrive or maintain strong talent retention. The vast majority of today’s maturing businesses it is fair to say are focused on integrating digital technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work. The ability to digitally reimagine a business, however, is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and invent the new. What is unique to digital transformation is that risk taking is becoming a cultural norm as more digitally advanced companies seek new levels of competitive advantage. Equally important, employees across all age groups want to work for businesses that are deeply committed to digital progress – So how to walk this tightrope?!

    Key takeaways include:

  • For digital success a business needs to have a digital strategy in place first!
  • Assessing what your business is actually ready for - individual technologies decidedly operational in focus, or a digital strategy developed with an eye on transforming the business?
  • Ensuring the skills exist in the organisation to make the strategy a reality
  • Upping your digital game as a method to attract and retain top talent

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Digital Transformation And The Intersection Of Business Strategy For Tech Enablement

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

Digital success isn’t all about technology – in reality it’s about effective strategy! But ...

Digital success isn’t all about technology – in reality it’s about effective strategy! But strategy can be an elusive thing to master – Too risk-averse and you’re unlikely to thrive or maintain strong talent retention. The vast majority of today’s maturing businesses it is fair to say are focused on integrating digital technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work. The ability to digitally reimagine a business, however, is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and invent the new. What is unique to digital transformation is that risk taking is becoming a cultural norm as more digitally advanced companies seek new levels of competitive advantage. Equally important, employees across all age groups want to work for businesses that are deeply committed to digital progress – So how to walk this tightrope?!

    Key takeaways include:

  • For digital success a business needs to have a digital strategy in place first!
  • Assessing what your business is actually ready for - individual technologies decidedly operational in focus, or a digital strategy developed with an eye on transforming the business?
  • Ensuring the skills exist in the organisation to make the strategy a reality
  • Upping your digital game as a method to attract and retain top talent
 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Non-Tech Career Paths Into The Tech Sector

When you think of jobs in tech, you might imagine a developer, engineer or data scientist - ...

When you think of jobs in tech, you might imagine a developer, engineer or data scientist - someone who has technical skills such as coding. Companies aren’t just hiring technical people though, they’re also hiring for non-technical roles in areas such as marketing, product, and design to name a few! Glassdoor actually found that 43% of roles advertised by tech companies were non-technical. During this presentation, we’ll consider the different options available outside of pure tech roles for people.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Considering product management: The types of people that would be best suited to this type of role
  • Ever heard of UX design? Understanding what it involves and who would be best suited to this type of role
  • Examining copywriting: What it is and who would be best suited to it?
  • Operations management: What it is and who it could be best for?
  • Interested in marketing: How it works and how to get into it?

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Non-Tech Career Paths Into The Tech Sector

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

When you think of jobs in tech, you might imagine a developer, engineer or data scientist - ...

When you think of jobs in tech, you might imagine a developer, engineer or data scientist - someone who has technical skills such as coding. Companies aren’t just hiring technical people though, they’re also hiring for non-technical roles in areas such as marketing, product, and design to name a few! Glassdoor actually found that 43% of roles advertised by tech companies were non-technical. During this presentation, we’ll consider the different options available outside of pure tech roles for people.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Considering product management: The types of people that would be best suited to this type of role
  • Ever heard of UX design? Understanding what it involves and who would be best suited to this type of role
  • Examining copywriting: What it is and who would be best suited to it?
  • Operations management: What it is and who it could be best for?
  • Interested in marketing: How it works and how to get into it?
 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:15

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

Why Are Women Leaving The Tech Sector?

For those women who do break into the technology field, a startlingly low retention rate is ...

For those women who do break into the technology field, a startlingly low retention rate is evident. In the tech industry, the quit rate is more than twice as high for women as it is for men. But what exactly is attributing to their decision to move on? What can businesses do to support women and encourage them to fulfil their whole careers in the industry?

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:15

Why Are Women Leaving The Tech Sector?

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

For those women who do break into the technology field, a startlingly low retention rate is ...

For those women who do break into the technology field, a startlingly low retention rate is evident. In the tech industry, the quit rate is more than twice as high for women as it is for men. But what exactly is attributing to their decision to move on? What can businesses do to support women and encourage them to fulfil their whole careers in the industry?

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Why Security Should Always Be A Part Of Every Decision Leaders Make

Cybersecurity is a CEO-level issue. The risks of cyberattacks span functions and business units, ...

Cybersecurity is a CEO-level issue. The risks of cyberattacks span functions and business units, companies and customers. And given the stakes and the challenging decisions posed by becoming cyberresilient, making the decisions necessary can only be achieved with active engagement from the CEO and other members of the wider management team. So how, as business leaders can you achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments and make them secure?

    Key takeaways include:

  • Why every manager should ensure that they are actively engaging in strategic decision making?
  • How to incorporate security into product, customer, location decisions, human-resources and procurement decisions?
  • Understanding your role as a leader in pushing through user behaviour change
  • Leaderships role in implementing effective governance and reporting

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

Why Security Should Always Be A Part Of Every Decision Leaders Make

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Cybersecurity is a CEO-level issue. The risks of cyberattacks span functions and business units, ...

Cybersecurity is a CEO-level issue. The risks of cyberattacks span functions and business units, companies and customers. And given the stakes and the challenging decisions posed by becoming cyberresilient, making the decisions necessary can only be achieved with active engagement from the CEO and other members of the wider management team. So how, as business leaders can you achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments and make them secure?

    Key takeaways include:

  • Why every manager should ensure that they are actively engaging in strategic decision making?
  • How to incorporate security into product, customer, location decisions, human-resources and procurement decisions?
  • Understanding your role as a leader in pushing through user behaviour change
  • Leaderships role in implementing effective governance and reporting
 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

A Beginner's Guide To Machine Learning and AI

Current-state AI is playing and ever increasing role in our personal and professional lives, in ...

Current-state AI is playing and ever increasing role in our personal and professional lives, in fact, you may not even realise just how much AI and machine learning you already have present in your day-to-day! From developing chatbots utilised by marketing and sales departments, to natural language processing designed to help machines like Siri and Alexa. So, what exactly is AI, how does it relate to machine learning and even more specifically: Why should you care? During this presentation we will take a look at the basics of AI and machine learning to help you in your role when you go back to the office.

    Key takeaways include:

  • As a subfield of AI, just how does machine learning work and where did it come from: Supervised/Unsupervised learning and reinforcement learning
  • Who is using machine learning in their products and services today: Google, Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Amazon…
  • Examining where deep learning comes into the mix and what deep learning actually means?
  • Considering what could be next and why?

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

A Beginner's Guide To Machine Learning and AI

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

Current-state AI is playing and ever increasing role in our personal and professional lives, in ...

Current-state AI is playing and ever increasing role in our personal and professional lives, in fact, you may not even realise just how much AI and machine learning you already have present in your day-to-day! From developing chatbots utilised by marketing and sales departments, to natural language processing designed to help machines like Siri and Alexa. So, what exactly is AI, how does it relate to machine learning and even more specifically: Why should you care? During this presentation we will take a look at the basics of AI and machine learning to help you in your role when you go back to the office.

    Key takeaways include:

  • As a subfield of AI, just how does machine learning work and where did it come from: Supervised/Unsupervised learning and reinforcement learning
  • Who is using machine learning in their products and services today: Google, Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Amazon…
  • Examining where deep learning comes into the mix and what deep learning actually means?
  • Considering what could be next and why?
 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

AI Beyond The Hypothetical - An Overview Of Current Day Applications And Benefits

AI is often spoken about in future-tense, and true AI is still a future-aspiration for the tech ...

AI is often spoken about in future-tense, and true AI is still a future-aspiration for the tech sector, however despite its infancy there are several examples and applications of current-state AI in use today! The current AI-market is very much anchored around advanced machine learning software utilising adaptive behavioural algorithms. During this presentation, we will assess some of the most popular examples of AI usage in 2020.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing AI’s growth through voice-enabled technologies: Siri, Alexa
  • Embedded automotive: Tesla and the advance of AI automotive
  • The disruption of retail: Amazon and transactional AI
  • Revolutionising media through OTT TV: Netflix and predictive technology
  • Connected homes via the power of AI: Hive, Nest

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

AI Beyond The Hypothetical - An Overview Of Current Day Applications And Benefits

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

AI is often spoken about in future-tense, and true AI is still a future-aspiration for the tech ...

AI is often spoken about in future-tense, and true AI is still a future-aspiration for the tech sector, however despite its infancy there are several examples and applications of current-state AI in use today! The current AI-market is very much anchored around advanced machine learning software utilising adaptive behavioural algorithms. During this presentation, we will assess some of the most popular examples of AI usage in 2020.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing AI’s growth through voice-enabled technologies: Siri, Alexa
  • Embedded automotive: Tesla and the advance of AI automotive
  • The disruption of retail: Amazon and transactional AI
  • Revolutionising media through OTT TV: Netflix and predictive technology
  • Connected homes via the power of AI: Hive, Nest
 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

Building Sustainability Mindsets In Business And Why It Matters

Responsible businesses require new corporate mindsets. An integrated sustainability strategy can ...

Responsible businesses require new corporate mindsets. An integrated sustainability strategy can help you stand out as a business, as well being the right thing to do! However, when it comes to going green, there’s talk and then there’s action! Businesses primary objective is inevitably to make profit, with sustainability often being seen as both costly and time-consuming within the business contrary to achieving goal number one! During this session we will consider the benefits to adopting a truly embedded sustainability strategy and what this should look like to capitalise on the benefits to your business.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing how sustainability could potentially open the door to new markets for your organisation
  • Assessing where a robust sustainability strategy can positively impact on operational costs to the business
  • Understanding how sustainability can help you stand out and make your business more attractive to top talent
- Examining how sustainability can reinvigorate stakeholder relations and engagement levels

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

Building Sustainability Mindsets In Business And Why It Matters

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

Responsible businesses require new corporate mindsets. An integrated sustainability strategy can ...

Responsible businesses require new corporate mindsets. An integrated sustainability strategy can help you stand out as a business, as well being the right thing to do! However, when it comes to going green, there’s talk and then there’s action! Businesses primary objective is inevitably to make profit, with sustainability often being seen as both costly and time-consuming within the business contrary to achieving goal number one! During this session we will consider the benefits to adopting a truly embedded sustainability strategy and what this should look like to capitalise on the benefits to your business.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing how sustainability could potentially open the door to new markets for your organisation
  • Assessing where a robust sustainability strategy can positively impact on operational costs to the business
  • Understanding how sustainability can help you stand out and make your business more attractive to top talent
- Examining how sustainability can reinvigorate stakeholder relations and engagement levels
 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Pure Tech Career Options At Any Age!

If you’re already working in in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5years ...
If you’re already working in in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5years into your career, or 15 years down the line it’s important to have clarity in this rapidly evolving workplace landscape on where your options lie. During this presentation we will review the options from those in pure tech at any age – be that to pure tech leadership or options outside of pure tech and how to make the transition. Key takeaways include: - Understanding your strengths and weaknesses to make informed choices - Understanding what the current tech sector looks like and just what roles are companies currently looking for? - Where are pure tech roles heading in the next 10 years? - What if I want to look outside of pure tech and move to a more non-technical role?

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

Pure Tech Career Options At Any Age!

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

If you’re already working in in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5years ...
If you’re already working in in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5years into your career, or 15 years down the line it’s important to have clarity in this rapidly evolving workplace landscape on where your options lie. During this presentation we will review the options from those in pure tech at any age – be that to pure tech leadership or options outside of pure tech and how to make the transition. Key takeaways include: - Understanding your strengths and weaknesses to make informed choices - Understanding what the current tech sector looks like and just what roles are companies currently looking for? - Where are pure tech roles heading in the next 10 years? - What if I want to look outside of pure tech and move to a more non-technical role?
 

Tue 16 Jun

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch & Networing Break

Tue 16 Jun

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch & Networing Break

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Becoming A Data-Driven Leader

A data-driven leader recognises that data connects, drives accountability, and can be ...

A data-driven leader recognises that data connects, drives accountability, and can be quantified. Data allows us to measure our focus. In this digital world, it may be the only way to truly know your customer, your product, and your market, making it imperative for all current and would be leaders to understand what it takes to be a truly data-driven leader.

    Key takeaways include:

  • How to quantitatively assess what your organisation is trying to achieve to create metrics that allow you to make informed decisions?
  • Understanding the importance of fully instrumented business processes
  • Pinpointing exactly how your business needs to store its data!
  • Understanding how what measurement should look like for your organisation
  • Fostering feedback beyond just numbers, money and data to include communication

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

Becoming A Data-Driven Leader

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

A data-driven leader recognises that data connects, drives accountability, and can be ...

A data-driven leader recognises that data connects, drives accountability, and can be quantified. Data allows us to measure our focus. In this digital world, it may be the only way to truly know your customer, your product, and your market, making it imperative for all current and would be leaders to understand what it takes to be a truly data-driven leader.

    Key takeaways include:

  • How to quantitatively assess what your organisation is trying to achieve to create metrics that allow you to make informed decisions?
  • Understanding the importance of fully instrumented business processes
  • Pinpointing exactly how your business needs to store its data!
  • Understanding how what measurement should look like for your organisation
  • Fostering feedback beyond just numbers, money and data to include communication
 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

Cloud: Rearchitecting Legacy Tech

Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their ...

Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their personal tech legacy migrations, making cloud a hot topic for us to discuss in 2020! But just exactly who is doing what with cloud in 2020? What experiences have businesses had and are there any common pitfalls we should all watch out for – irrelevant of industry – when considering legacy migration, especially for those on the journey to 100% cloud migration!? During this presentation we’ll consider the state of cloud in 2020, look at adoption methods and benefits being reaped (as well as the war stories!).

    Key takeaways include:

  • Cloud adoption trends into 2020: Industries, geographies and everything in-between
  • What are the common obstacles most organisations have to jump over during migration?
  • What are people migrating and why?
  • What’s next for cloud?

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

Cloud: Rearchitecting Legacy Tech

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their ...

Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their personal tech legacy migrations, making cloud a hot topic for us to discuss in 2020! But just exactly who is doing what with cloud in 2020? What experiences have businesses had and are there any common pitfalls we should all watch out for – irrelevant of industry – when considering legacy migration, especially for those on the journey to 100% cloud migration!? During this presentation we’ll consider the state of cloud in 2020, look at adoption methods and benefits being reaped (as well as the war stories!).

    Key takeaways include:

  • Cloud adoption trends into 2020: Industries, geographies and everything in-between
  • What are the common obstacles most organisations have to jump over during migration?
  • What are people migrating and why?
  • What’s next for cloud?
 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

Cloud Tooling Landscapes

During research for the Global Women in Tech portfolio in 2020, Cloud was without doubt the ...

During research for the Global Women in Tech portfolio in 2020, Cloud was without doubt the hottest tech subject in town! During this presentation we will look at the pragmatic side of cloud, from the point of view of those involved in day-to-day migration, assessing the cloud tooling landscape for 2020 and strategies that are most effective.

    Key takeaways include:

  • The state of the cloud tooling nation 2020: Who, what, why and where?
  • Assessing total cost of ownership from what we’ve learnt from migrations to date
  • What types of cloud migration are people undertaking and why?
  • What’s the best routes from point A to B with cloud: Industry examples

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

Cloud Tooling Landscapes

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

During research for the Global Women in Tech portfolio in 2020, Cloud was without doubt the ...

During research for the Global Women in Tech portfolio in 2020, Cloud was without doubt the hottest tech subject in town! During this presentation we will look at the pragmatic side of cloud, from the point of view of those involved in day-to-day migration, assessing the cloud tooling landscape for 2020 and strategies that are most effective.

    Key takeaways include:

  • The state of the cloud tooling nation 2020: Who, what, why and where?
  • Assessing total cost of ownership from what we’ve learnt from migrations to date
  • What types of cloud migration are people undertaking and why?
  • What’s the best routes from point A to B with cloud: Industry examples
 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

Brexit - Its Impacts To Business and The Creation Of Neurodiverse Workplaces?

The prospect of the UK leaving the EU raises a number of questions for employers and employees. ...

The prospect of the UK leaving the EU raises a number of questions for employers and employees. Even if the detailed implications of Brexit still remain unclear, employers are keen to ensure that employees are as informed and engaged as possible during this period of uncertainty. It is already clear that, in some sectors, Brexit has prompted concerns over future labour supply. For employers facing uncertainty, this means putting resources and thinking into workforce planning, a process which has previously suffered from the mistaken belief that it holds no value in uncertain times. The UK's departure from the EU may have employment law consequences for UK employers too, as the precise terms of Brexit become clearer. During this presentation we will consider the impacts of Brexit to the creation of neurodiverse workforces.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the potential impact of Brexit on labour supply and neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Evaluating employment law for UK employers and the right to work in the UK
  • Understanding how to tackle employee engagement during uncertain times

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

Brexit - Its Impacts To Business and The Creation Of Neurodiverse Workplaces?

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

The prospect of the UK leaving the EU raises a number of questions for employers and employees. ...

The prospect of the UK leaving the EU raises a number of questions for employers and employees. Even if the detailed implications of Brexit still remain unclear, employers are keen to ensure that employees are as informed and engaged as possible during this period of uncertainty. It is already clear that, in some sectors, Brexit has prompted concerns over future labour supply. For employers facing uncertainty, this means putting resources and thinking into workforce planning, a process which has previously suffered from the mistaken belief that it holds no value in uncertain times. The UK's departure from the EU may have employment law consequences for UK employers too, as the precise terms of Brexit become clearer. During this presentation we will consider the impacts of Brexit to the creation of neurodiverse workforces.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the potential impact of Brexit on labour supply and neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Evaluating employment law for UK employers and the right to work in the UK
  • Understanding how to tackle employee engagement during uncertain times
 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Moving In Parallel: How Moving Up Can Be Skilling Sideways!

It’s easy to just think of career advancement as a straight line. But increasingly many people ...

It’s easy to just think of career advancement as a straight line. But increasingly many people are taking a different approach and look at more lateral moves as well. Why? Skilling sideways or making a lateral move can be very beneficial in arriving at your ultimate goal. It offers the opportunity to learn new skills, increase your visibility and could ultimately prepare you for the promotion you are looking for. During this presentation we will consider the pros and cons of moving in parallel and where to focus in skilling sideways?

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how a lateral move is proactive career management
  • Assess how best to leverage a lateral move to increase your visibility and build your brand in your organisation
  • Exploring how to leverage lateral moves to improve yourself awareness
  • Examining the potential pitfalls of lateral moves: stagnation, perception and professional side stepping

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

Moving In Parallel: How Moving Up Can Be Skilling Sideways!

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

It’s easy to just think of career advancement as a straight line. But increasingly many people ...

It’s easy to just think of career advancement as a straight line. But increasingly many people are taking a different approach and look at more lateral moves as well. Why? Skilling sideways or making a lateral move can be very beneficial in arriving at your ultimate goal. It offers the opportunity to learn new skills, increase your visibility and could ultimately prepare you for the promotion you are looking for. During this presentation we will consider the pros and cons of moving in parallel and where to focus in skilling sideways?

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how a lateral move is proactive career management
  • Assess how best to leverage a lateral move to increase your visibility and build your brand in your organisation
  • Exploring how to leverage lateral moves to improve yourself awareness
  • Examining the potential pitfalls of lateral moves: stagnation, perception and professional side stepping
 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:15

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

Pay Gaps

According to a beqom report earlier this year, only 15% of tech workers said their current ...

According to a beqom report earlier this year, only 15% of tech workers said their current organisation has disclosed its pay gap measurement, indicating still the lack of transparency.

Pay gaps span gender, disability, ethnicity and more but why in 2020 does this specific topic seems still to have not moved on? During this Elephant in the Room session we’ll discuss how to be aware personally if you’re being paid fairly. In addition, we’ll also consider the role of quotas and unconscious bias in the overall pay gaps conversation.

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:15

Pay Gaps

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

According to a beqom report earlier this year, only 15% of tech workers said their current ...

According to a beqom report earlier this year, only 15% of tech workers said their current organisation has disclosed its pay gap measurement, indicating still the lack of transparency.

Pay gaps span gender, disability, ethnicity and more but why in 2020 does this specific topic seems still to have not moved on? During this Elephant in the Room session we’ll discuss how to be aware personally if you’re being paid fairly. In addition, we’ll also consider the role of quotas and unconscious bias in the overall pay gaps conversation.

 

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

An Introduction To Managerial Economics

Managerial economics can be a daunting prospect to even the most experienced, but in reality it ...

Managerial economics can be a daunting prospect to even the most experienced, but in reality it is essential to becoming an effective leader. During this introductory session, we will look at the core principles of managerial economics and how it actually functions in the day-to-day.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the objectives of the business
  • The ins and outs of demand analysis and forecasting
  • Assessing production and cost to make informed pricing decisions for effective profit management
  • Capital management and market structures
  • How to read economic conditions

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

An Introduction To Managerial Economics

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Managerial economics can be a daunting prospect to even the most experienced, but in reality it ...

Managerial economics can be a daunting prospect to even the most experienced, but in reality it is essential to becoming an effective leader. During this introductory session, we will look at the core principles of managerial economics and how it actually functions in the day-to-day.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the objectives of the business
  • The ins and outs of demand analysis and forecasting
  • Assessing production and cost to make informed pricing decisions for effective profit management
  • Capital management and market structures
  • How to read economic conditions
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

What Is The Future For Collaboration Technology?

As new technologies change the way we work, businesses have begun to forego the traditional ...

As new technologies change the way we work, businesses have begun to forego the traditional office in favour of multi-purpose co-working spaces designed to help foster productivity, creativity and collaboration. Rows of desks just won’t cut it anymore as employees have become accustomed to using their own devices, as seen with the BYOD movement, and being able to work from anywhere as a result of faster networks. Teams now need to collaborate with fellow employees who may be in any number of places, and it’s therefore important that the collaborative at their disposals are fit-for-purpose, without creating the need for huge numbers of tools in use within your company. But what does the future hold for collaborative tools?

    Key takeaways include:

  • The state of the collaboration tools market in 2020: Slack, Asana, Podio, Ryver, Trello etc.
  • Assessing best use cases for models of collaborative working
  • Examining the role of VR/AR amongst your collaboration tools
  • Reviewing the visual collaboration tools market and applications
  • Where best to leverage AI bots for greater collaboration?

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

What Is The Future For Collaboration Technology?

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

As new technologies change the way we work, businesses have begun to forego the traditional ...

As new technologies change the way we work, businesses have begun to forego the traditional office in favour of multi-purpose co-working spaces designed to help foster productivity, creativity and collaboration. Rows of desks just won’t cut it anymore as employees have become accustomed to using their own devices, as seen with the BYOD movement, and being able to work from anywhere as a result of faster networks. Teams now need to collaborate with fellow employees who may be in any number of places, and it’s therefore important that the collaborative at their disposals are fit-for-purpose, without creating the need for huge numbers of tools in use within your company. But what does the future hold for collaborative tools?

    Key takeaways include:

  • The state of the collaboration tools market in 2020: Slack, Asana, Podio, Ryver, Trello etc.
  • Assessing best use cases for models of collaborative working
  • Examining the role of VR/AR amongst your collaboration tools
  • Reviewing the visual collaboration tools market and applications
  • Where best to leverage AI bots for greater collaboration?
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

The 2020 Collaboration Tooling Landscape

During this presentation we will take an in-depth look into the collaboration tools space in ...

During this presentation we will take an in-depth look into the collaboration tools space in 2020, with a real focus on how people have been deploying tools in 2019 and what the future for this might look like in 2020? In addition, we consider the advent of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G’s impact to collaboration tools amongst others!

    Key takeaways include:

  • A cross-industry showcase of collaboration tooling use cases
  • Assessing what collaboration tooling technical architectures need to include to be both fit-for-purpose and flexible for the future
  • Why are collaboration tooling networks often so hard to deploy?

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

The 2020 Collaboration Tooling Landscape

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

During this presentation we will take an in-depth look into the collaboration tools space in ...

During this presentation we will take an in-depth look into the collaboration tools space in 2020, with a real focus on how people have been deploying tools in 2019 and what the future for this might look like in 2020? In addition, we consider the advent of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G’s impact to collaboration tools amongst others!

    Key takeaways include:

  • A cross-industry showcase of collaboration tooling use cases
  • Assessing what collaboration tooling technical architectures need to include to be both fit-for-purpose and flexible for the future
  • Why are collaboration tooling networks often so hard to deploy?
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

Business Continuity In The Face Of The Tech Skills Gap

The ongoing acceleration in technology capability and adoption has caused a widening of the UK’s ...

The ongoing acceleration in technology capability and adoption has caused a widening of the UK’s tech skills gap. With Brexit on the horizon, this uncertainty has only gotten worse, leading to questions of whether the UK’s tech talent pipeline can match industry demands post-Brexit?! From a business continuity perspective this is high-risk, both in terms of keeping the tech lights on, but also because a number of technology skills in particular are growing to an outrageous degree around cybersecurity, business intelligence, data-related roles and software development – inflating salaries and expectations and in turn further adding to the tech skills bottle-neck in these areas. During this presentation we will assess how to tackle the skills gap in 2020, in the face of no immediate solution pending and therefore looking at practical solutions to consider:

    Key takeaways include:

  • Can technology help – AR to tackle the skills shortage?
  • Understanding how recruiters could help you bridge the gap
  • The value of investing in your workforce to reskill/upskill
  • Looking in unexpected places for talent
  • Relooking at candidate placements previously dismisses as they ‘weren’t the easy placement’

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

Business Continuity In The Face Of The Tech Skills Gap

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

The ongoing acceleration in technology capability and adoption has caused a widening of the UK’s ...

The ongoing acceleration in technology capability and adoption has caused a widening of the UK’s tech skills gap. With Brexit on the horizon, this uncertainty has only gotten worse, leading to questions of whether the UK’s tech talent pipeline can match industry demands post-Brexit?! From a business continuity perspective this is high-risk, both in terms of keeping the tech lights on, but also because a number of technology skills in particular are growing to an outrageous degree around cybersecurity, business intelligence, data-related roles and software development – inflating salaries and expectations and in turn further adding to the tech skills bottle-neck in these areas. During this presentation we will assess how to tackle the skills gap in 2020, in the face of no immediate solution pending and therefore looking at practical solutions to consider:

    Key takeaways include:

  • Can technology help – AR to tackle the skills shortage?
  • Understanding how recruiters could help you bridge the gap
  • The value of investing in your workforce to reskill/upskill
  • Looking in unexpected places for talent
  • Relooking at candidate placements previously dismisses as they ‘weren’t the easy placement’
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

How To Show Imposter Syndrome The Door!

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with ...

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with technology-focused careers suffer from Impostor Syndrome, according to a study from workplace social media site Blind. Indeed, its estimated that 70% of people experience impostor syndrome at one point in their lives. So how to tackle this if you’re in tech?

    Key takeaways include:

  • Realising the importance of mentorship
  • Developing the abilities to recognise your current skills and expertise and therefore identify where you might need upskilling
  • Remembering what you do well and not being afraid to talk about it!
  • Exploring how to challenge your current mindset and change your thinking

Tue 16 Jun

14:05 - 14:35

How To Show Imposter Syndrome The Door!

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with ...

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with technology-focused careers suffer from Impostor Syndrome, according to a study from workplace social media site Blind. Indeed, its estimated that 70% of people experience impostor syndrome at one point in their lives. So how to tackle this if you’re in tech?

    Key takeaways include:

  • Realising the importance of mentorship
  • Developing the abilities to recognise your current skills and expertise and therefore identify where you might need upskilling
  • Remembering what you do well and not being afraid to talk about it!
  • Exploring how to challenge your current mindset and change your thinking
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:25 - 15:10

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

Men's Role In Empowering Women Into Tech?

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this ...

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this field, play a very important part in paving the way to increase the numbers of women. However this isn’t just a conversation about getting more women in tech for the sake of some quota exercise – it’s been clearly shown over and over that when women succeed, the industry becomes more productive; more representative of the consumer market which in turn allows companies to better understand and meet their customer’s needs; and more diverse, which leads to increased innovation, an integral part of the tech field. So ultimately…. Increased profits!

    So how do we encourage and help men to pave the way for more women in tech?

Tue 16 Jun

14:25 - 15:10

Men's Role In Empowering Women Into Tech?

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this ...

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this field, play a very important part in paving the way to increase the numbers of women. However this isn’t just a conversation about getting more women in tech for the sake of some quota exercise – it’s been clearly shown over and over that when women succeed, the industry becomes more productive; more representative of the consumer market which in turn allows companies to better understand and meet their customer’s needs; and more diverse, which leads to increased innovation, an integral part of the tech field. So ultimately…. Increased profits!

    So how do we encourage and help men to pave the way for more women in tech?

 

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

The Five Basic Financial Skills Every Leader Should Have

Every day, managers have to make decisions that affect their company’s financial performance, ...

Every day, managers have to make decisions that affect their company’s financial performance, whether it is scheduling operations, hiring and firing personnel, preparing a budget, approving a capital investment, or sending an invoice for payment. Often these managers lack the basic financial skills to allow them to understand the financial implications of their decisions. As a result, resources are wasted, poor decisions get made, and the financial performance of the organization suffers. During this session we will consider the five basic financial skills that anyone with management and supervisory responsibilities should have.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the difference between cash and accrual accounting
  • Ensuring you understand your organisation’s financial statements and what’s included and why
  • Analysing how to properly prepare a departmental budget
  • Examining how to forecast based on your budget(s)
  • Understanding the concept of ROI and how to interpret the results of the common financial techniques used to measure ROI

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

The Five Basic Financial Skills Every Leader Should Have

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Every day, managers have to make decisions that affect their company’s financial performance, ...

Every day, managers have to make decisions that affect their company’s financial performance, whether it is scheduling operations, hiring and firing personnel, preparing a budget, approving a capital investment, or sending an invoice for payment. Often these managers lack the basic financial skills to allow them to understand the financial implications of their decisions. As a result, resources are wasted, poor decisions get made, and the financial performance of the organization suffers. During this session we will consider the five basic financial skills that anyone with management and supervisory responsibilities should have.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the difference between cash and accrual accounting
  • Ensuring you understand your organisation’s financial statements and what’s included and why
  • Analysing how to properly prepare a departmental budget
  • Examining how to forecast based on your budget(s)
  • Understanding the concept of ROI and how to interpret the results of the common financial techniques used to measure ROI
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

A Beginner's Guide To Telling Stories With Data

Data visualisation is a true skill, and one that doesn’t necessarily come easily to most of us. ...

Data visualisation is a true skill, and one that doesn’t necessarily come easily to most of us. Being able to find a story in your numbers and statistics is an artform, and at some stage all of us will find ourselves in a situation where we’re required to create a compelling business case from what is on the face of it boring and unengaging numbers on a page at the outset. Not just that though, one that is able to stand out and garner attention! So how to become a storytelling ninja? During this presentation we’ll consider the tips and tricks to impactful storytelling.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Speaking louder through visualisation starts with getting cosy with your spreadsheets!
  • Creating a data source network for meaningful data to analyse
  • Acknowledging the value of creating your own data from scratch and how
  • Mastering analysis: Convert, clean, analyse
  • Visualising: The free tools available to help you with visualistion

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

A Beginner's Guide To Telling Stories With Data

THEME:

Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

Data visualisation is a true skill, and one that doesn’t necessarily come easily to most of us. ...

Data visualisation is a true skill, and one that doesn’t necessarily come easily to most of us. Being able to find a story in your numbers and statistics is an artform, and at some stage all of us will find ourselves in a situation where we’re required to create a compelling business case from what is on the face of it boring and unengaging numbers on a page at the outset. Not just that though, one that is able to stand out and garner attention! So how to become a storytelling ninja? During this presentation we’ll consider the tips and tricks to impactful storytelling.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Speaking louder through visualisation starts with getting cosy with your spreadsheets!
  • Creating a data source network for meaningful data to analyse
  • Acknowledging the value of creating your own data from scratch and how
  • Mastering analysis: Convert, clean, analyse
  • Visualising: The free tools available to help you with visualistion
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

Next Generation Business Intelligence

In the customer-driven era, business success depends on how quickly a business can respond to a ...

In the customer-driven era, business success depends on how quickly a business can respond to a customer demand. The more that businesses become reliant on real-time outcomes, the more they will seek next-generation BI deployments. The current trend in BI is to move toward “insights-only” platforms, which can instantly respond to dynamic situations. During this presentation we’ll consider the real-world possibilities and applications for business intelligence tools, as well as where the future lies.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Examining the use cases around autonomous and agile platforms
  • Assessing machine language and neuro-linguistic programming
  • Understanding embedded and augmented analytics
  • Mobile platforms: What next in BI terms?

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

Next Generation Business Intelligence

THEME:

Tech Talks – Advanced

In the customer-driven era, business success depends on how quickly a business can respond to a ...

In the customer-driven era, business success depends on how quickly a business can respond to a customer demand. The more that businesses become reliant on real-time outcomes, the more they will seek next-generation BI deployments. The current trend in BI is to move toward “insights-only” platforms, which can instantly respond to dynamic situations. During this presentation we’ll consider the real-world possibilities and applications for business intelligence tools, as well as where the future lies.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Examining the use cases around autonomous and agile platforms
  • Assessing machine language and neuro-linguistic programming
  • Understanding embedded and augmented analytics
  • Mobile platforms: What next in BI terms?
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

The Ideology Around The Methodologies: The Guide To Project Management Methodolgies

Agile seems to be the word of the day in many organisations in 2020, but what exactly does agile ...

Agile seems to be the word of the day in many organisations in 2020, but what exactly does agile mean, as there is rarely a one size fits solution to any business solution?! There’s also a big world of methodologies outside agile that although perhaps not on-trend right now, could be a better fit for your business and teams. During this presentation we’ll take a look at the ideology behind the methodologies, with a view to pinpointing what works best for which situations!

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding waterfall, its advantages, disadvantages and where its most effective?
  • Understanding agile, its advantages, disadvantages and where its most effective?
  • Understanding scrum, its advantages, disadvantages and where its most effective?
  • Hybrids – What combinations work best where and when?
  • Examining how to pick the right methodologies for your teams

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

The Ideology Around The Methodologies: The Guide To Project Management Methodolgies

THEME:

The Evolution of Work 

Agile seems to be the word of the day in many organisations in 2020, but what exactly does agile ...

Agile seems to be the word of the day in many organisations in 2020, but what exactly does agile mean, as there is rarely a one size fits solution to any business solution?! There’s also a big world of methodologies outside agile that although perhaps not on-trend right now, could be a better fit for your business and teams. During this presentation we’ll take a look at the ideology behind the methodologies, with a view to pinpointing what works best for which situations!

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding waterfall, its advantages, disadvantages and where its most effective?
  • Understanding agile, its advantages, disadvantages and where its most effective?
  • Understanding scrum, its advantages, disadvantages and where its most effective?
  • Hybrids – What combinations work best where and when?
  • Examining how to pick the right methodologies for your teams
 

Tue 16 Jun

14:40 - 15:10

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Pinpointing the 'Flexible' In 'Flexible Working'

There are many solutions that companies can explore in order to create more flexible work. ...

There are many solutions that companies can explore in order to create more flexible work. Depending on the type of position and responsibilities, there is a flex strategy that will fit nearly every employee’s needs. During this presentation we will examine just what ‘flexible’ can mean, with a look at different work strategies, and some of the companies that employ them.

Key takeaways include:

  • The unlimited holiday policy: How can this work and who is leveraging this current? What outcomes have they seen to the organisation?
  • Could ROWE – Results-Only Work Environments be right for you and your organisation?
  • Remote-work and distributed teams: What does this look like and how does it work in reality?
  • What about time-agnostic flexible policies?
  • Job sharing: The benefits and challenges
  • Tue 16 Jun

    14:40 - 15:10

    Pinpointing the 'Flexible' In 'Flexible Working'

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    There are many solutions that companies can explore in order to create more flexible work. ...

    There are many solutions that companies can explore in order to create more flexible work. Depending on the type of position and responsibilities, there is a flex strategy that will fit nearly every employee’s needs. During this presentation we will examine just what ‘flexible’ can mean, with a look at different work strategies, and some of the companies that employ them.

    Key takeaways include:

  • The unlimited holiday policy: How can this work and who is leveraging this current? What outcomes have they seen to the organisation?
  • Could ROWE – Results-Only Work Environments be right for you and your organisation?
  • Remote-work and distributed teams: What does this look like and how does it work in reality?
  • What about time-agnostic flexible policies?
  • Job sharing: The benefits and challenges
  •  

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Leadership 2020: What Does Good Leadership Look In The Next Decade?

    Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of technological ...

    Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of technological change and advancement. Furthermore, today’s leaders also need to understand the impact of these technological changes in terms of soft skills adaptation and development – both for themselves and their teams! During this session, we’ll consider the impact of digital transformation on the modern leader and just what the DNA of today’s managers includes.

      Key takeaways include:

    • How to truly embrace a holistic approach to communication to become innately collaborative?
    • The importance of unwavering commitment to achieve the right outcomes
    • Becoming and industry-insider – Why this matters in forming a 360 degree view?
    • The importance of continuous learning
    • How to never underestimate the value of authenticity
    • Assessing the power of inspirational leadership

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    Leadership 2020: What Does Good Leadership Look In The Next Decade?

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of technological ...

    Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of technological change and advancement. Furthermore, today’s leaders also need to understand the impact of these technological changes in terms of soft skills adaptation and development – both for themselves and their teams! During this session, we’ll consider the impact of digital transformation on the modern leader and just what the DNA of today’s managers includes.

      Key takeaways include:

    • How to truly embrace a holistic approach to communication to become innately collaborative?
    • The importance of unwavering commitment to achieve the right outcomes
    • Becoming and industry-insider – Why this matters in forming a 360 degree view?
    • The importance of continuous learning
    • How to never underestimate the value of authenticity
    • Assessing the power of inspirational leadership
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    A Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

    Blockchains and related distributed ledger technologies are fast evolving technologies with huge ...

    Blockchains and related distributed ledger technologies are fast evolving technologies with huge potential to disrupt many sectors across business, government and society. The concept of a blockchain was first introduced as the technical backbone of the digital currency Bitcoin but is fast evolving into mainstream applications far beyond its initial purpose. Today, blockchain technology is showing great potential to disrupt industries including finance, healthcare, supply chain management, legal, asset ownership, and many more. During this beginner’s guide we’ll delve into both how blockchain works and its potential for business.

      Key takeaways include:

    • A brief history and evolution of blockchain
    • Where are the industries applying it now and how?
    • How will this impact your industry in 2020 and beyond?

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    A Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    Blockchains and related distributed ledger technologies are fast evolving technologies with huge ...

    Blockchains and related distributed ledger technologies are fast evolving technologies with huge potential to disrupt many sectors across business, government and society. The concept of a blockchain was first introduced as the technical backbone of the digital currency Bitcoin but is fast evolving into mainstream applications far beyond its initial purpose. Today, blockchain technology is showing great potential to disrupt industries including finance, healthcare, supply chain management, legal, asset ownership, and many more. During this beginner’s guide we’ll delve into both how blockchain works and its potential for business.

      Key takeaways include:

    • A brief history and evolution of blockchain
    • Where are the industries applying it now and how?
    • How will this impact your industry in 2020 and beyond?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    Blockchain Showcase - An In-Depth Look at Cross-Vertical Case Studies

    During this presentation we’ll consider how blockchain technology is set to evolve and its ...

    During this presentation we’ll consider how blockchain technology is set to evolve and its applications for businesses. When most people think of blockchain, they immediately consider finance and banking as the main industries where it’s being applied, but there are in fact for more wide-ranging example, and some may well surprise you! During this presentation we will study a showcase of blockchain applications across varied sectors and industries.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Industrial and IoT-related blockchain projects and their results
  • Assessing market sizing and outlook
  • Where next for Blockchain?
  • Blockchain-For-Good? Case studies of blockchain-for-good
  • Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    Blockchain Showcase - An In-Depth Look at Cross-Vertical Case Studies

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    During this presentation we’ll consider how blockchain technology is set to evolve and its ...

    During this presentation we’ll consider how blockchain technology is set to evolve and its applications for businesses. When most people think of blockchain, they immediately consider finance and banking as the main industries where it’s being applied, but there are in fact for more wide-ranging example, and some may well surprise you! During this presentation we will study a showcase of blockchain applications across varied sectors and industries.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Industrial and IoT-related blockchain projects and their results
  • Assessing market sizing and outlook
  • Where next for Blockchain?
  • Blockchain-For-Good? Case studies of blockchain-for-good
  •  

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Recruitment 2020 - Why We All Need To Stop Searching For Unicorns!

    You need a web developer but does the perfect candidate really have to have an MBA, video and ...

    You need a web developer but does the perfect candidate really have to have an MBA, video and post-production, business development experience, product marketing skills and C#, Ruby, SQL, Java, Mad CapFlare, whiter-than-white teeth and the ability to mind read? Oh, and don’t forget the 2-15 years’ experience and a degree in English or Communications or Computer Science. Job ads and descriptions jammed with wildly divergent skills, responsibilities and requirements are an increasingly common phenomenon. If you haven’t been able to fill an open role for a long time, maybe it’s because you’re hunting for “unicorns” – the person with an exactly matching skill set doesn’t exist. During this session, we’ll assess how tech sector recruitment in 2020 needs redefining to bridge the skills shortage.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Getting over ‘What if I train them and then they leave’ mindsets!
    • Being open to the ‘near fits’ you may have previously dismissed and re-reviewing
    • Focus job descriptions around company culture, projects on offer, progression opportunities
    • Ensuring your clear on what you need – Correctly scoping job descriptions with accurate skills mapping

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    Recruitment 2020 - Why We All Need To Stop Searching For Unicorns!

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    You need a web developer but does the perfect candidate really have to have an MBA, video and ...

    You need a web developer but does the perfect candidate really have to have an MBA, video and post-production, business development experience, product marketing skills and C#, Ruby, SQL, Java, Mad CapFlare, whiter-than-white teeth and the ability to mind read? Oh, and don’t forget the 2-15 years’ experience and a degree in English or Communications or Computer Science. Job ads and descriptions jammed with wildly divergent skills, responsibilities and requirements are an increasingly common phenomenon. If you haven’t been able to fill an open role for a long time, maybe it’s because you’re hunting for “unicorns” – the person with an exactly matching skill set doesn’t exist. During this session, we’ll assess how tech sector recruitment in 2020 needs redefining to bridge the skills shortage.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Getting over ‘What if I train them and then they leave’ mindsets!
    • Being open to the ‘near fits’ you may have previously dismissed and re-reviewing
    • Focus job descriptions around company culture, projects on offer, progression opportunities
    • Ensuring your clear on what you need – Correctly scoping job descriptions with accurate skills mapping
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    Why The Boardroom Matters

    As much as diversity is a hot topic in the world of corporate governance, and as much as board ...

    As much as diversity is a hot topic in the world of corporate governance, and as much as board directors are in agreement about the benefits of a diverse board, it’s ironic that diversity is catching on at a snail’s pace. The lag in creating diverse boards causes some to wonder how such a prominent issue continues to be ignored. The answer to this issue lies in putting together the pieces of what the board’s duties and responsibilities are and what they need in the boardroom to make that happen. During this session we’ll consider this and more.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding how diversity can affect the role and environment of the board?
    • Making board selections based on capability of thinking and communicating diverse thoughts and opinions vs. Diversity of people!
    • Leveraging board appointment to enhance corporate governance
    • Assessing how creating an accurate reflection of shareholders and stakeholders at board level if a good thing!

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:10

    Why The Boardroom Matters

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    As much as diversity is a hot topic in the world of corporate governance, and as much as board ...

    As much as diversity is a hot topic in the world of corporate governance, and as much as board directors are in agreement about the benefits of a diverse board, it’s ironic that diversity is catching on at a snail’s pace. The lag in creating diverse boards causes some to wonder how such a prominent issue continues to be ignored. The answer to this issue lies in putting together the pieces of what the board’s duties and responsibilities are and what they need in the boardroom to make that happen. During this session we’ll consider this and more.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding how diversity can affect the role and environment of the board?
    • Making board selections based on capability of thinking and communicating diverse thoughts and opinions vs. Diversity of people!
    • Leveraging board appointment to enhance corporate governance
    • Assessing how creating an accurate reflection of shareholders and stakeholders at board level if a good thing!
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:20

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    Why Are There So Few Women In Security?

    We all know that there’s a need for more diversity in the tech sector – but what would be the ...

    We all know that there’s a need for more diversity in the tech sector – but what would be the impact of having more women in technical and leadership roles in the cyber security and risk side of things? Why do we see women so well represented in the field of privacy, yet so desperately lacking when it comes to areas like infsecurity - truly essential to the safe operation of any organsiation?! During this discussion we'll consider why women are so under represented, what the barriers are to their entry and how we can change this.

    Tue 16 Jun

    15:40 - 16:20

    Why Are There So Few Women In Security?

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    We all know that there’s a need for more diversity in the tech sector – but what would be the ...

    We all know that there’s a need for more diversity in the tech sector – but what would be the impact of having more women in technical and leadership roles in the cyber security and risk side of things? Why do we see women so well represented in the field of privacy, yet so desperately lacking when it comes to areas like infsecurity - truly essential to the safe operation of any organsiation?! During this discussion we'll consider why women are so under represented, what the barriers are to their entry and how we can change this.

     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Why Failure Can Make You A Better Leader?

    If spend all of your time constantly trying to avoid failure, you’re unlikely to ever take any ...

    If spend all of your time constantly trying to avoid failure, you’re unlikely to ever take any risks that could ultimately lead to success. It’s a tricky road to navigate as a leader, but if it happens you shouldn’t see it as 100% negative.

      Many great leaders we see today got there on the back of failure – sometimes often more than one failure and it made them better for the experience. During this presentation we will look at how not to fear failure and to turn it to your advantage when it happens.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Why failure should be embraced to shape you as a leader?
    • How failure teaches resilience – A much valued quality in all leaders!
    • Trial and error is the cornerstone of most new ventures, therefore accepting a degree of failure is important in pushing teams to try new things
    • Honest failure can in turn improve your team’s morale!
    • Adopting the tools to see failures as learning opportunities than setbacks

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    Why Failure Can Make You A Better Leader?

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    If spend all of your time constantly trying to avoid failure, you’re unlikely to ever take any ...

    If spend all of your time constantly trying to avoid failure, you’re unlikely to ever take any risks that could ultimately lead to success. It’s a tricky road to navigate as a leader, but if it happens you shouldn’t see it as 100% negative.

      Many great leaders we see today got there on the back of failure – sometimes often more than one failure and it made them better for the experience. During this presentation we will look at how not to fear failure and to turn it to your advantage when it happens.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Why failure should be embraced to shape you as a leader?
    • How failure teaches resilience – A much valued quality in all leaders!
    • Trial and error is the cornerstone of most new ventures, therefore accepting a degree of failure is important in pushing teams to try new things
    • Honest failure can in turn improve your team’s morale!
    • Adopting the tools to see failures as learning opportunities than setbacks
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    A Beginner's Guide To Coding: The Best Ways To Learn How To Code

    Pretty much every modern device and piece of machinery contains some element of code, making the ...

    Pretty much every modern device and piece of machinery contains some element of code, making the ability to write code and programming exceptionally valuable today. The number of jobs for coding and programming has also grown to match this exponential coding explosion, with many people already into their careers now looking to learn to code. During this presentation we’ll review where to look to get started, how to find the best resources to fit around current role and life commitments, and how-to priories what to learn.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Examining the benefits of learning to code in your current role and for opening up opportunities
    • Navigating language selection: Java, Python, Ruby, HTML, Javascript and more!
    • How to find useful learning resources to help you learn?

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    A Beginner's Guide To Coding: The Best Ways To Learn How To Code

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    Pretty much every modern device and piece of machinery contains some element of code, making the ...

    Pretty much every modern device and piece of machinery contains some element of code, making the ability to write code and programming exceptionally valuable today. The number of jobs for coding and programming has also grown to match this exponential coding explosion, with many people already into their careers now looking to learn to code. During this presentation we’ll review where to look to get started, how to find the best resources to fit around current role and life commitments, and how-to priories what to learn.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Examining the benefits of learning to code in your current role and for opening up opportunities
    • Navigating language selection: Java, Python, Ruby, HTML, Javascript and more!
    • How to find useful learning resources to help you learn?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    The State of the Programming Nation - The Most In-Demand Languages and Frameworks in 2020

    Comparing programming languages is a very complex thing, and it is also somewhat influenced ...

    Comparing programming languages is a very complex thing, and it is also somewhat influenced according to programming trends too. During this presentation we’ll consider the trends of top programming languages which will continue in 2020, with a view to helping you decide to either switch to or add additional languages to your arsenal!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Reviewing popular programming language trends over the last 5 years and why?
    • Pinpointing the current market-leading programming languages and why?
    • Assessing why Python has risen in the rankings?
    • The pros and cons of current programming languages
    • Understanding the programming job market: Demands and needs into 2020 and beyond

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    The State of the Programming Nation - The Most In-Demand Languages and Frameworks in 2020

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    Comparing programming languages is a very complex thing, and it is also somewhat influenced ...

    Comparing programming languages is a very complex thing, and it is also somewhat influenced according to programming trends too. During this presentation we’ll consider the trends of top programming languages which will continue in 2020, with a view to helping you decide to either switch to or add additional languages to your arsenal!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Reviewing popular programming language trends over the last 5 years and why?
    • Pinpointing the current market-leading programming languages and why?
    • Assessing why Python has risen in the rankings?
    • The pros and cons of current programming languages
    • Understanding the programming job market: Demands and needs into 2020 and beyond
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    How To Eliminate Unconscious Bias in Your Product Design?

    Without realising it, biases can manifest themselves into our design decisions. Considering ...

    Without realising it, biases can manifest themselves into our design decisions. Considering diverse teams from the outset is so important as we create work for cross-cultural products and services targeted toward diverse, global audiences…. So how can we create systems that respond to diversity and measure the impact it will have on the end user?

      Key takeaways include:

    • Ensuring your design teams reflect the total audience you’re trying to attract
    • Assessing how to truly test our biases – Recognising your blind spots
    • Actively seeking to consciously broaden your perspectives
    • How to create diverse design teams in any situation?

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    How To Eliminate Unconscious Bias in Your Product Design?

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Without realising it, biases can manifest themselves into our design decisions. Considering ...

    Without realising it, biases can manifest themselves into our design decisions. Considering diverse teams from the outset is so important as we create work for cross-cultural products and services targeted toward diverse, global audiences…. So how can we create systems that respond to diversity and measure the impact it will have on the end user?

      Key takeaways include:

    • Ensuring your design teams reflect the total audience you’re trying to attract
    • Assessing how to truly test our biases – Recognising your blind spots
    • Actively seeking to consciously broaden your perspectives
    • How to create diverse design teams in any situation?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    Tackling The 'Invisible Illnesses' At Work

    Here's a stat for you: 96% of illnesses are invisible. From depression to arthritis, most ...

    Here's a stat for you: 96% of illnesses are invisible. From depression to arthritis, most chronic illnesses aren't visible to the untrained eye. And, because we aren't looking for such things, we often don't see them. Of people suffering with a chronic invisible illness, 60% are between the ages of 18 - 64. Not only does this age range start surprisingly young, but it is also the typical working age range too - which means it is vital that employers cater for any needs necessary.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Discrimination and invisible illnesses
    • How can employers accommodate invisible illnesses?
    • When to disclose invisible illnesses and how to tackle this?

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:15 - 16:45

    Tackling The 'Invisible Illnesses' At Work

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    Here's a stat for you: 96% of illnesses are invisible. From depression to arthritis, most ...

    Here's a stat for you: 96% of illnesses are invisible. From depression to arthritis, most chronic illnesses aren't visible to the untrained eye. And, because we aren't looking for such things, we often don't see them. Of people suffering with a chronic invisible illness, 60% are between the ages of 18 - 64. Not only does this age range start surprisingly young, but it is also the typical working age range too - which means it is vital that employers cater for any needs necessary.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Discrimination and invisible illnesses
    • How can employers accommodate invisible illnesses?
    • When to disclose invisible illnesses and how to tackle this?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:30 - 17:15

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    Should Sustainability Be The Newest Strand Added to D&I?

    Sustainability needs to be on every organisation’s leadership table agenda, but should we be ...

    Sustainability needs to be on every organisation’s leadership table agenda, but should we be considering sustainability in the content of today’s diversity and inclusion agenda? Study after study has shown that people of colour face disproportionate risks from pollution, and that polluting industries are often located in the middle of their communities. This kind of research has given rise to the phrase ‘Environmental racism’ in recent times, leading to the bigger question around the role of sustainability in helping tackle some of the fundamental diversity and inclusion issues we face in 2020 and beyond!

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:30 - 17:15

    Should Sustainability Be The Newest Strand Added to D&I?

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    Sustainability needs to be on every organisation’s leadership table agenda, but should we be ...

    Sustainability needs to be on every organisation’s leadership table agenda, but should we be considering sustainability in the content of today’s diversity and inclusion agenda? Study after study has shown that people of colour face disproportionate risks from pollution, and that polluting industries are often located in the middle of their communities. This kind of research has given rise to the phrase ‘Environmental racism’ in recent times, leading to the bigger question around the role of sustainability in helping tackle some of the fundamental diversity and inclusion issues we face in 2020 and beyond!

     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Introverted Leaders: Understanding The Value Of Quiet Leadership

    Business culture is typically thought of as fundamentally extroverted, meaning that introverts ...

    Business culture is typically thought of as fundamentally extroverted, meaning that introverts can feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood. But being an introvert doesn't mean you can't be a great leader. There are examples everywhere of highly successful introvert leaders like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett! During this session we will consider how being an introvert shouldn’t put your off leadership, and in fact how you can build on your quiet strength to make it a source of great power!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing the common challenges introverts face in the workplace: Stress, invisibility, perception gaps
    • Understanding the balance and need in the business for extrovert and introverted leaders
    • Examining how to communicate with extroverts?
    • Tackling public speaking!
    • How to become comfortable with managing up?

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    Introverted Leaders: Understanding The Value Of Quiet Leadership

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Business culture is typically thought of as fundamentally extroverted, meaning that introverts ...

    Business culture is typically thought of as fundamentally extroverted, meaning that introverts can feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood. But being an introvert doesn't mean you can't be a great leader. There are examples everywhere of highly successful introvert leaders like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett! During this session we will consider how being an introvert shouldn’t put your off leadership, and in fact how you can build on your quiet strength to make it a source of great power!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing the common challenges introverts face in the workplace: Stress, invisibility, perception gaps
    • Understanding the balance and need in the business for extrovert and introverted leaders
    • Examining how to communicate with extroverts?
    • Tackling public speaking!
    • How to become comfortable with managing up?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    State of the AI Nation 2020

    With the evolution and proliferation of AI, it’s important for businesses and the tech sector ...

    With the evolution and proliferation of AI, it’s important for businesses and the tech sector alike to better understand its potential for the future and where/if to invest. However, rates of adoption and tangible use cases are somewhat scattered. Between nations and within industries, there is a multitude of examples of success – and failures with current-day AI. However, as we move into 2020 we’re seeing new AI hardware and software come to the market, opening up new opportunities whilst also creating somewhat divergent futures too. During this presentation, we’ll consider the state of AI for 2020 and beyond.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing adoption rates of AI across industries and countries
    • Reviewing case studies that have worked
    • Examining case studies that weren’t so successful and why?
    • What lies ahead for the future of AI?

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    State of the AI Nation 2020

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    With the evolution and proliferation of AI, it’s important for businesses and the tech sector ...

    With the evolution and proliferation of AI, it’s important for businesses and the tech sector alike to better understand its potential for the future and where/if to invest. However, rates of adoption and tangible use cases are somewhat scattered. Between nations and within industries, there is a multitude of examples of success – and failures with current-day AI. However, as we move into 2020 we’re seeing new AI hardware and software come to the market, opening up new opportunities whilst also creating somewhat divergent futures too. During this presentation, we’ll consider the state of AI for 2020 and beyond.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing adoption rates of AI across industries and countries
    • Reviewing case studies that have worked
    • Examining case studies that weren’t so successful and why?
    • What lies ahead for the future of AI?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    AI 2030: What Role Do We See For AI In The Future?

    The future of AI relies on advances in the underlying machine learning technology, and an ...

    The future of AI relies on advances in the underlying machine learning technology, and an effective machine learning architecture for computing at the edge. However, before getting a pure tech conversation, we also need to consider if advancing AI and related technology systems are indeed going to enhance and empower our human capacities?

      Key takeaways include:

    • The ethics of AI and the importance of matching technology to human values
    • AI’s capacity to make the world a better place – what examples are we already seeing today?
    • AI’s capacity for make the world a worse place and why?
    • Changes needed at a political economy level: Data governance regimes

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    AI 2030: What Role Do We See For AI In The Future?

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    The future of AI relies on advances in the underlying machine learning technology, and an ...

    The future of AI relies on advances in the underlying machine learning technology, and an effective machine learning architecture for computing at the edge. However, before getting a pure tech conversation, we also need to consider if advancing AI and related technology systems are indeed going to enhance and empower our human capacities?

      Key takeaways include:

    • The ethics of AI and the importance of matching technology to human values
    • AI’s capacity to make the world a better place – what examples are we already seeing today?
    • AI’s capacity for make the world a worse place and why?
    • Changes needed at a political economy level: Data governance regimes
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Five Ways The World Is Going To Change In 2020

    When thinking about what the next 12 months might hold for businesses, it's easy to get carried ...

    When thinking about what the next 12 months might hold for businesses, it's easy to get carried away down technology-centric rabbit-holes, or new discoveries. However, businesses cannot afford to linger too long here – Instead they need to plan, anticipate and pivot to stay competitive and relevant. During this presentation we will consider what the next 2 months will hold in store for UK businesses

      Key takeaways include:

    • Radical disruptive innovation
    • New paradigms around work/life balance
    • Emerging market innovation
    • Redefining business failure with a newer outcomes approach
    • Redefined organisational structures around more agile working methodologies – Brexit!
    • A Change in what business leadership looks like into the next decade

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    Five Ways The World Is Going To Change In 2020

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    When thinking about what the next 12 months might hold for businesses, it's easy to get carried ...

    When thinking about what the next 12 months might hold for businesses, it's easy to get carried away down technology-centric rabbit-holes, or new discoveries. However, businesses cannot afford to linger too long here – Instead they need to plan, anticipate and pivot to stay competitive and relevant. During this presentation we will consider what the next 2 months will hold in store for UK businesses

      Key takeaways include:

    • Radical disruptive innovation
    • New paradigms around work/life balance
    • Emerging market innovation
    • Redefining business failure with a newer outcomes approach
    • Redefined organisational structures around more agile working methodologies – Brexit!
    • A Change in what business leadership looks like into the next decade
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    The Future of Tech Sector Recruitment: Towards 2030

    As we look ahead to what the next decade might hold in store for tech sector recruitment, there ...

    As we look ahead to what the next decade might hold in store for tech sector recruitment, there are some thing we can point to but ultimately still much that is unknown. During this presentation, we will seek to assess where the trans will lie in both pure tech and non-tech roles within the tech sector in the UK.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Overview of the major technological elements we’ll see in business: Automation, augmentation, AI, autonomous vehicles
    • Understanding the impact of ageing societies
    • The evolution of work: Flexible working, remote working etc
    • The role of climate change
    • Geopolitical factors to consider
    • The increasing role of privacy and ethics!

    Tue 16 Jun

    16:50 - 17:20

    The Future of Tech Sector Recruitment: Towards 2030

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    As we look ahead to what the next decade might hold in store for tech sector recruitment, there ...

    As we look ahead to what the next decade might hold in store for tech sector recruitment, there are some thing we can point to but ultimately still much that is unknown. During this presentation, we will seek to assess where the trans will lie in both pure tech and non-tech roles within the tech sector in the UK.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Overview of the major technological elements we’ll see in business: Automation, augmentation, AI, autonomous vehicles
    • Understanding the impact of ageing societies
    • The evolution of work: Flexible working, remote working etc
    • The role of climate change
    • Geopolitical factors to consider
    • The increasing role of privacy and ethics!
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    The Core Principles of Business Ethics

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ...

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ultra-competitive, high tech, interdependent business world, charisma without conscience and cleverness without character are a recipe for economic and personal failure of epic proportions. Competitiveness, ambition and innovation will always be important to success but they must be regulated by core ethical principles. It is to these core principles that we will focus during this presentation.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Ensuring honesty at the core of all you do: Communications and actions
    • The importance of always maintaining personal integrity
    • The value of promise-keeping and commitment fulfilment
    • How to be loyal within the framework of other ethical principles?
    • Why leaders must be accountable to uphold reputation and morale?

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    The Core Principles of Business Ethics

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ...

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ultra-competitive, high tech, interdependent business world, charisma without conscience and cleverness without character are a recipe for economic and personal failure of epic proportions. Competitiveness, ambition and innovation will always be important to success but they must be regulated by core ethical principles. It is to these core principles that we will focus during this presentation.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Ensuring honesty at the core of all you do: Communications and actions
    • The importance of always maintaining personal integrity
    • The value of promise-keeping and commitment fulfilment
    • How to be loyal within the framework of other ethical principles?
    • Why leaders must be accountable to uphold reputation and morale?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    A Beginner's Guide To Internet and Application Security

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ...

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ultra-competitive, high tech, interdependent business world, charisma without conscience and cleverness without character are a recipe for economic and personal failure of epic proportions. Competitiveness, ambition and innovation will always be important to success but they must be regulated by core ethical principles. It is to these core principles that we will focus during this presentation.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Ensuring honesty at the core of all you do: Communications and actions
    • The importance of always maintaining personal integrity
    • The value of promise-keeping and commitment fulfilment
    • How to be loyal within the framework of other ethical principles?
    • Why leaders must be accountable to uphold reputation and morale?

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    A Beginner's Guide To Internet and Application Security

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ...

    In today’s digital business world, authenticity and ethics really count! In today’s ultra-competitive, high tech, interdependent business world, charisma without conscience and cleverness without character are a recipe for economic and personal failure of epic proportions. Competitiveness, ambition and innovation will always be important to success but they must be regulated by core ethical principles. It is to these core principles that we will focus during this presentation.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Ensuring honesty at the core of all you do: Communications and actions
    • The importance of always maintaining personal integrity
    • The value of promise-keeping and commitment fulfilment
    • How to be loyal within the framework of other ethical principles?
    • Why leaders must be accountable to uphold reputation and morale?
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    Creating Frictionless Security

    During this presentation we’ll consider how to secure Web applications from the threats posed by ...

    During this presentation we’ll consider how to secure Web applications from the threats posed by hackers and a multitude of forms of malicious attack. We’ll consider how best to equip yourself with a security toolkit that will help you ensure that your applications are safe and secure.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance and role of authentication and authorisation
  • Browser, database and file security
  • Examining vulnerability detection how-to’s
  • Establishing a culture of secure-first
  • Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    Creating Frictionless Security

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    During this presentation we’ll consider how to secure Web applications from the threats posed by ...

    During this presentation we’ll consider how to secure Web applications from the threats posed by hackers and a multitude of forms of malicious attack. We’ll consider how best to equip yourself with a security toolkit that will help you ensure that your applications are safe and secure.

    Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance and role of authentication and authorisation
  • Browser, database and file security
  • Examining vulnerability detection how-to’s
  • Establishing a culture of secure-first
  •  

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Why Adopting Flexible Working Policies Is Good For Your Business?

    Can flexible working arrangements benefit both employers and employees? And, what are the ...

    Can flexible working arrangements benefit both employers and employees? And, what are the barriers preventing our workplaces from adopting these practices on a much wider scale in 2020? During this presentation we seek to look beyond the obvious work/life benefits of flexible working and consider the wider advantages to business of adopting more flexible working conditions.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Improving work/life balance for improved productivity
    • Reducing absenteeism through new approaches to ‘presence’
    • Enhancing employee engagement and loyalty via broadened benefits offerings
    • Bridging the skills shortage by improved attractiveness to candidates
    • Improving staff retention of experienced and skilled staff
    • Financial gains – how improved flexibility can negate the need for increased salaries

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    Why Adopting Flexible Working Policies Is Good For Your Business?

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Can flexible working arrangements benefit both employers and employees? And, what are the ...

    Can flexible working arrangements benefit both employers and employees? And, what are the barriers preventing our workplaces from adopting these practices on a much wider scale in 2020? During this presentation we seek to look beyond the obvious work/life benefits of flexible working and consider the wider advantages to business of adopting more flexible working conditions.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Improving work/life balance for improved productivity
    • Reducing absenteeism through new approaches to ‘presence’
    • Enhancing employee engagement and loyalty via broadened benefits offerings
    • Bridging the skills shortage by improved attractiveness to candidates
    • Improving staff retention of experienced and skilled staff
    • Financial gains – how improved flexibility can negate the need for increased salaries
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    Guidance On Making The Jump To Management At Any Level

    You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, ...

    You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, sweat, and tears, and by your calculations, it’s your turn to move up into a leadership position. So how to put yourself in the spotlight for those within your business that can help you move up – at any pre-existing level? During this presentation we will look at the top tips and tricks to helping you move up further in your career.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding from the off who it is that has the power to promote you?
    • Understanding how to show yourself to be an effective problem solver?
    • Ceasing upon smaller management opportunities that might present themselves
    • The importance of knowing your industry/company and being able to demonstrate it!
    • Revisiting your work ethic and ensuring your acting professional
    • Examining the importance of creating a personal brand!

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:25 - 17:40

    Guidance On Making The Jump To Management At Any Level

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, ...

    You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, sweat, and tears, and by your calculations, it’s your turn to move up into a leadership position. So how to put yourself in the spotlight for those within your business that can help you move up – at any pre-existing level? During this presentation we will look at the top tips and tricks to helping you move up further in your career.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding from the off who it is that has the power to promote you?
    • Understanding how to show yourself to be an effective problem solver?
    • Ceasing upon smaller management opportunities that might present themselves
    • The importance of knowing your industry/company and being able to demonstrate it!
    • Revisiting your work ethic and ensuring your acting professional
    • Examining the importance of creating a personal brand!
     

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    Introduction to the Drinks Reception (Sponsor)

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    Introduction to the Drinks Reception (Sponsor)

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    THEME:

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Diversity & Inclusion coming soon!

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    Diversity & Inclusion coming soon!

    THEME:

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    THEME:

    Tech for Social Good

    Tech for Social Good coming soon!

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    Tech for Social Good coming soon!

    THEME:

    Tech for Social Good

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    THEME:

    Workshops

    Workshops Sessions coming soon!

    Tue 16 Jun

    17:01 - 18:05

    Workshops Sessions coming soon!

    THEME:

    Workshops

    Tue 16 Jun

    18:05

    Day 1 Drinks

    Tue 16 Jun

    18:05

    Day 1 Drinks

    Tue 16 Jun

    19:30 - 23:30

    Awards

    Tue 16 Jun

    19:30 - 23:30

    Awards

    Wed 17 Jun

    07:30 - 08:45

    Registration & Networking

    Wed 17 Jun

    07:30 - 08:45

    Registration & Networking

    Wed 17 Jun

    08:45 - 09:00

    Welcome & Opening remarks

    Wed 17 Jun

    08:45 - 09:00

    Welcome & Opening remarks

    Wed 17 Jun

    09:00 - 11:00

    Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

    Wed 17 Jun

    09:00 - 11:00

    Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:00 - 11:30

    Morning coffee & Networking

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:00 - 11:30

    Morning coffee & Networking

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Building Future Networks - Owning Your Digital Transformation Journey

    Digital business transformation is happening on a scale and at a speed that managers find both ...

    Digital business transformation is happening on a scale and at a speed that managers find both threatening and promising. It is therefore crucial for any modern-day leader to understand where their organisation is on their digitalisation journey, how to navigate change and therefore realises your company’s digital transformation plan’s full potential!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding the broad spectrum of current technological innovation: Analytics tools and applications, mobile tools and applications, social media and non-proprietary platforms for improved digital sharing
    • Looking beyond the tech – understanding organisational change and its impacts as a leader
    • Understanding how in the context of digital transformation to cascade information as a business leader?
    • Finding the balance between new and established areas of the business able to leverage digital tools and technologies

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    Building Future Networks - Owning Your Digital Transformation Journey

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Digital business transformation is happening on a scale and at a speed that managers find both ...

    Digital business transformation is happening on a scale and at a speed that managers find both threatening and promising. It is therefore crucial for any modern-day leader to understand where their organisation is on their digitalisation journey, how to navigate change and therefore realises your company’s digital transformation plan’s full potential!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding the broad spectrum of current technological innovation: Analytics tools and applications, mobile tools and applications, social media and non-proprietary platforms for improved digital sharing
    • Looking beyond the tech – understanding organisational change and its impacts as a leader
    • Understanding how in the context of digital transformation to cascade information as a business leader?
    • Finding the balance between new and established areas of the business able to leverage digital tools and technologies
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    Sustainability and Tech

    Tech companies regularly promote sustainability. Some develop energy-efficient products made of ...

    Tech companies regularly promote sustainability. Some develop energy-efficient products made of renewable materials. Some incorporate sustainable practices into their business operations. And some go as far as encouraging consumers, employees and other firms to embrace sustainability. Sustainability is a good investment for a business in terms of business continuity, and during this presentation we will review how technology is specifically being used to promote sustainability through best practice case studies.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Cross-industry examples of tech for good in action
    • Where are the biggest opportunities for sustainable tech?
    • What is the market for sustainable tech?
    • How to implement sustainable tech in your business?

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    Sustainability and Tech

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    Tech companies regularly promote sustainability. Some develop energy-efficient products made of ...

    Tech companies regularly promote sustainability. Some develop energy-efficient products made of renewable materials. Some incorporate sustainable practices into their business operations. And some go as far as encouraging consumers, employees and other firms to embrace sustainability. Sustainability is a good investment for a business in terms of business continuity, and during this presentation we will review how technology is specifically being used to promote sustainability through best practice case studies.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Cross-industry examples of tech for good in action
    • Where are the biggest opportunities for sustainable tech?
    • What is the market for sustainable tech?
    • How to implement sustainable tech in your business?
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    Building Personalisation Engines

    There is a fast-growing demand to create experiences that keep your customers coming back – Step ...

    There is a fast-growing demand to create experiences that keep your customers coming back – Step up personalisation tools to help test, target and optimise, but at a more advanced level businesses are now considering implementing personalisation engines, allowing them to experiment across all customer channels with greater analytics and insights powered by machine learning. During this presentation, we’ll take a look at best use case studies of personalisation engines in action, to help you make an informed choice!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing how businesses are currently succeeding with personalisation?
    • Assessing AI-powered personalisation engines and what is currently available on the market?

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    Building Personalisation Engines

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    There is a fast-growing demand to create experiences that keep your customers coming back – Step ...

    There is a fast-growing demand to create experiences that keep your customers coming back – Step up personalisation tools to help test, target and optimise, but at a more advanced level businesses are now considering implementing personalisation engines, allowing them to experiment across all customer channels with greater analytics and insights powered by machine learning. During this presentation, we’ll take a look at best use case studies of personalisation engines in action, to help you make an informed choice!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing how businesses are currently succeeding with personalisation?
    • Assessing AI-powered personalisation engines and what is currently available on the market?
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Workplace 2020: What Does Collaborative Working Really Mean?

    In the past, most people got ahead only by competing with their peers, however, the modern ...

    In the past, most people got ahead only by competing with their peers, however, the modern workforce now only progresses if people can work together – and work together well. This means that instead of getting ahead, professionals are getting together! Today, many professionals expect their company to have policies in place that include mentoring, teaching new skills, and the opportunity to participate in multiple roles within their organisation. But in where are we in terms of the 2020 meaning of collaborative working?

      Key takeaways include:

    • What does collaboration look like in team environments?
    • An overview of the collaboration tooling landscape
    • How to foster collaborative cultures and understanding what this sort of culture actually comprises?

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    Workplace 2020: What Does Collaborative Working Really Mean?

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    In the past, most people got ahead only by competing with their peers, however, the modern ...

    In the past, most people got ahead only by competing with their peers, however, the modern workforce now only progresses if people can work together – and work together well. This means that instead of getting ahead, professionals are getting together! Today, many professionals expect their company to have policies in place that include mentoring, teaching new skills, and the opportunity to participate in multiple roles within their organisation. But in where are we in terms of the 2020 meaning of collaborative working?

      Key takeaways include:

    • What does collaboration look like in team environments?
    • An overview of the collaboration tooling landscape
    • How to foster collaborative cultures and understanding what this sort of culture actually comprises?
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    State of the Nation: The UK Tech Sector Jobs Market In 2020

    The development of automation enabled by technologies including robotics and AI brings the ...

    The development of automation enabled by technologies including robotics and AI brings the promise of higher productivity (and with productivity, economic growth), increased efficiencies, safety, and convenience. But these technologies also raise difficult questions about the broader impact of automation on jobs, skills, wages, and the nature of work itself. That is why we will be taking a ‘state of the nation’, in terms of the UK tech sector job, opportunities and areas for growth into 2020 and beyond.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing the state of underemployment and unemployment within the broader tech sector
    • The state of tech sector salaries in 2020: Pure tech and non-tech roles
    • Skills, jobs and locations: Limitations on opportunities in the tech sector
    • Brexit: Forecasting and preparing for impact
    • The impacts of automation on work

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:00

    State of the Nation: The UK Tech Sector Jobs Market In 2020

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    The development of automation enabled by technologies including robotics and AI brings the ...

    The development of automation enabled by technologies including robotics and AI brings the promise of higher productivity (and with productivity, economic growth), increased efficiencies, safety, and convenience. But these technologies also raise difficult questions about the broader impact of automation on jobs, skills, wages, and the nature of work itself. That is why we will be taking a ‘state of the nation’, in terms of the UK tech sector job, opportunities and areas for growth into 2020 and beyond.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing the state of underemployment and unemployment within the broader tech sector
    • The state of tech sector salaries in 2020: Pure tech and non-tech roles
    • Skills, jobs and locations: Limitations on opportunities in the tech sector
    • Brexit: Forecasting and preparing for impact
    • The impacts of automation on work
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:15

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    Can We Ever Truly Be Ourselves At Work?

    We often hear said to us, “just be yourself”- but in a work environment is that ever truly ...

    We often hear said to us, “just be yourself”- but in a work environment is that ever truly possible? Further, is it wise to “just be yourself” in an increasingly competitive and hard-fought industry such as the tech industry? It sounds like an amazing thing to do, but what does it really mean? What if someone is a rude to other people? Is it okay for them to just be themselves and go on being rude to everyone? How about people who are fearful of being around others, or those more introverted/extroverted? What if being yourself doesn’t fit with that company’s corporate culture? It’s time to examine what’s possible, what’s advisable and where the truth ultimately lies.

    Wed 17 Jun

    11:30 - 12:15

    Can We Ever Truly Be Ourselves At Work?

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    We often hear said to us, “just be yourself”- but in a work environment is that ever truly ...

    We often hear said to us, “just be yourself”- but in a work environment is that ever truly possible? Further, is it wise to “just be yourself” in an increasingly competitive and hard-fought industry such as the tech industry? It sounds like an amazing thing to do, but what does it really mean? What if someone is a rude to other people? Is it okay for them to just be themselves and go on being rude to everyone? How about people who are fearful of being around others, or those more introverted/extroverted? What if being yourself doesn’t fit with that company’s corporate culture? It’s time to examine what’s possible, what’s advisable and where the truth ultimately lies.

     

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Middle-Leadership - Creating Impact and Awareness From Any Management Level

    Middle leadership can be either transformational in your career or for some, where they top-out. ...

    Middle leadership can be either transformational in your career or for some, where they top-out. So how can you create impact and awareness from a middle (or indeed any level) leadership position? During this presentation we will assess the tools and techniques to help you succeed both at middle management level and beyond.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Mastering the art of negotiation
    • Feeling empowered to handle any and all difficult conversations
    • Pinpointing how to identify toxicity in your team(s) and tackle it!
    • Implementing effective change – Beyond the rhetoric!

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    Middle-Leadership - Creating Impact and Awareness From Any Management Level

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Middle leadership can be either transformational in your career or for some, where they top-out. ...

    Middle leadership can be either transformational in your career or for some, where they top-out. So how can you create impact and awareness from a middle (or indeed any level) leadership position? During this presentation we will assess the tools and techniques to help you succeed both at middle management level and beyond.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Mastering the art of negotiation
    • Feeling empowered to handle any and all difficult conversations
    • Pinpointing how to identify toxicity in your team(s) and tackle it!
    • Implementing effective change – Beyond the rhetoric!
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    Cloud: Rearchitecting Legacy Tech

    Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their ...

    Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their personal tech legacy migrations, making cloud a hot topic for us to discuss in 2020! But just exactly who is doing what with cloud in 2020? What experiences have businesses had and are there any common pitfalls we should all watch out for – irrelevant of industry – when considering legacy migration, especially for those on the journey to 100% cloud migration!? During this presentation we’ll consider the state of cloud in 2020, look at adoption methods and benefits being reaped (as well as the war stories!).

      Key takeaways include:

    • Cloud adoption trends into 2020: Industries, geographies and everything in-between
    • What are the common obstacles most organisations have to jump over during migration?
    • What are people migrating and why?
    • What’s next for cloud?

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    Cloud: Rearchitecting Legacy Tech

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their ...

    Although not a new concept by any means, it seems many businesses are still deep into their personal tech legacy migrations, making cloud a hot topic for us to discuss in 2020! But just exactly who is doing what with cloud in 2020? What experiences have businesses had and are there any common pitfalls we should all watch out for – irrelevant of industry – when considering legacy migration, especially for those on the journey to 100% cloud migration!? During this presentation we’ll consider the state of cloud in 2020, look at adoption methods and benefits being reaped (as well as the war stories!).

      Key takeaways include:

    • Cloud adoption trends into 2020: Industries, geographies and everything in-between
    • What are the common obstacles most organisations have to jump over during migration?
    • What are people migrating and why?
    • What’s next for cloud?
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    The Journey There - And Back Again - To Cloud

    During research for the global Women in tech portfolio in 2020, cloud was without doubt the ...

    During research for the global Women in tech portfolio in 2020, cloud was without doubt the hottest tech subject in town! During this presentation we will look at the pragmatic side of cloud, from the point of view of those involved in day-to-day migration, assessing the cloud tooling landscape for 2020 and strategies that are most effective.

      Key takeaways include:

    • The state of the cloud tooling nation 2020: Who, what, why and where?
    • Assessing total cost of ownership from what we’ve learnt from migrations to date
    • What types of cloud migration are people undertaking and why?
    • What’s the best routes from point A to B with cloud: Industry examples

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    The Journey There - And Back Again - To Cloud

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    During research for the global Women in tech portfolio in 2020, cloud was without doubt the ...

    During research for the global Women in tech portfolio in 2020, cloud was without doubt the hottest tech subject in town! During this presentation we will look at the pragmatic side of cloud, from the point of view of those involved in day-to-day migration, assessing the cloud tooling landscape for 2020 and strategies that are most effective.

      Key takeaways include:

    • The state of the cloud tooling nation 2020: Who, what, why and where?
    • Assessing total cost of ownership from what we’ve learnt from migrations to date
    • What types of cloud migration are people undertaking and why?
    • What’s the best routes from point A to B with cloud: Industry examples
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Unlocking The Power Of Your Data

    Are you struggling to understand the meaning of the masses of data your business generates? Very ...

    Are you struggling to understand the meaning of the masses of data your business generates? Very often working out how to extract meaningful data from complex legacy management information systems can be challenging. You may find you don’t know who owns the data, let alone have agreement on how they want to measure performance. The value in data is its potential to generate insights that lead to better business. During this presentation we’ll look beyond the vendor tooling hype and assess real-world examples of how people have genuinely harnessed their data for insightful business reporting.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding haw to prep the business to generate productive analytic outcomes
    • Broaching how to tackle data creep into one single view
    • Examining how to design-in flexibility for potential future demands

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    Unlocking The Power Of Your Data

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Are you struggling to understand the meaning of the masses of data your business generates? Very ...

    Are you struggling to understand the meaning of the masses of data your business generates? Very often working out how to extract meaningful data from complex legacy management information systems can be challenging. You may find you don’t know who owns the data, let alone have agreement on how they want to measure performance. The value in data is its potential to generate insights that lead to better business. During this presentation we’ll look beyond the vendor tooling hype and assess real-world examples of how people have genuinely harnessed their data for insightful business reporting.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding haw to prep the business to generate productive analytic outcomes
    • Broaching how to tackle data creep into one single view
    • Examining how to design-in flexibility for potential future demands
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    Creating the Ultimate Personal Brand

    The last five years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the competition for attention. You ...

    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 presentation will assess how to develop specific strategies to strengthen your personal brand in a manner that will distinguish you from your competitors.

      Key takeaways include:

    • How to create and manage your online presence (on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)?
    • How to listen to understand?
    • Conflict styles
    • Persuasion strategies
  • Adopting a compelling approach to showing up and holding the attention of an audience
  • Wed 17 Jun

    12:05 - 12:35

    Creating the Ultimate Personal Brand

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    The last five years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the competition for attention. You ...

    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 presentation will assess how to develop specific strategies to strengthen your personal brand in a manner that will distinguish you from your competitors.

      Key takeaways include:

    • How to create and manage your online presence (on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)?
    • How to listen to understand?
    • Conflict styles
    • Persuasion strategies
  • Adopting a compelling approach to showing up and holding the attention of an audience
  •  

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch & Networking Break

    Wed 17 Jun

    12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch & Networking Break

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    Developing your Critical Thinking Leadership Capabilities For Effective Strategies

    By taking responsibility for your own leadership critical thinking processes, you are taking ...

    By taking responsibility for your own leadership critical thinking processes, you are taking action to analyse and adapt your approach to decision-making and problem-solving. You put yourself - and your company - in a much stronger position to lead and succeed. Critical thinking enables leaders at every level to understand the impact of their decisions on the business as a whole and ensures both alignment with organisational goals and accountability for results.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Thinking drives behaviour; behaviour drives results!
    • What does critical thinking actually look like?
    • Embracing discovery learning
    • How to seek feedback on your critical thinking skills?

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    Developing your Critical Thinking Leadership Capabilities For Effective Strategies

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020

    By taking responsibility for your own leadership critical thinking processes, you are taking ...

    By taking responsibility for your own leadership critical thinking processes, you are taking action to analyse and adapt your approach to decision-making and problem-solving. You put yourself - and your company - in a much stronger position to lead and succeed. Critical thinking enables leaders at every level to understand the impact of their decisions on the business as a whole and ensures both alignment with organisational goals and accountability for results.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Thinking drives behaviour; behaviour drives results!
    • What does critical thinking actually look like?
    • Embracing discovery learning
    • How to seek feedback on your critical thinking skills?
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    What is RPA?

    Automation, and specifically robotic process automation (RPA), has come a long way in the last ...

    Automation, and specifically robotic process automation (RPA), has come a long way in the last year, from an organisational understanding point of view. RPA has demonstrated just how possible automation is, and its capacity to drive significant organisational gains. In addition, the desktop monitoring and reporting tools have matured significantly in recent times, leading to RPA increasingly being implemented for more customer experience operations than just purely transactional volume type tasks. During this presentation we’ll review the current day application of RPA and where significant gains are being seen?

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing adoption rates of RPA across verticals
    • Understanding how RPA is being implemented and what gains are being seen to businesses?
    • Evaluating the potential for RPA over the next 5 years?

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    What is RPA?

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – A Beginner’s Guide

    Automation, and specifically robotic process automation (RPA), has come a long way in the last ...

    Automation, and specifically robotic process automation (RPA), has come a long way in the last year, from an organisational understanding point of view. RPA has demonstrated just how possible automation is, and its capacity to drive significant organisational gains. In addition, the desktop monitoring and reporting tools have matured significantly in recent times, leading to RPA increasingly being implemented for more customer experience operations than just purely transactional volume type tasks. During this presentation we’ll review the current day application of RPA and where significant gains are being seen?

      Key takeaways include:

    • Assessing adoption rates of RPA across verticals
    • Understanding how RPA is being implemented and what gains are being seen to businesses?
    • Evaluating the potential for RPA over the next 5 years?
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    The Top 10 Software Testing Tools for 2020

    Software Testing and Quality Assurance has today evolved from being an activity at the end of ...

    Software Testing and Quality Assurance has today evolved from being an activity at the end of the development cycle to a strategy that will decide the fate of the application/software. With the need for digital transformation, software testing has taken a new spin. Today, organisations are increasingly considering approaches such as DevOps and Agile, which encourage collaboration between development teams and testing teams. During this presentation we will assess how to position yourself and your testing environments, with the top software testing trends for 2020.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Testing big data for effective decision-making
    • Testing the DevOps way
    • Digital testing for digital transformation
    • Performance testing for performance engineering

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    The Top 10 Software Testing Tools for 2020

    THEME:

    Tech Talks – Advanced

    Software Testing and Quality Assurance has today evolved from being an activity at the end of ...

    Software Testing and Quality Assurance has today evolved from being an activity at the end of the development cycle to a strategy that will decide the fate of the application/software. With the need for digital transformation, software testing has taken a new spin. Today, organisations are increasingly considering approaches such as DevOps and Agile, which encourage collaboration between development teams and testing teams. During this presentation we will assess how to position yourself and your testing environments, with the top software testing trends for 2020.

      Key takeaways include:

    • Testing big data for effective decision-making
    • Testing the DevOps way
    • Digital testing for digital transformation
    • Performance testing for performance engineering
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    How Is Occupational Wellbeing Being Considered in 2020?

    Promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is important for employees, their ...

    Promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is important for employees, their employers, society and the economy. This is because poor mental health impacts individuals' overall health, their ability to work productively (if at all), their relationships with others, and societal costs related to unemployment, poor workplace productivity and health and social care. Governments have given increasing recognition to the importance of workplace mental health, as have forward-looking employers who are creating strategies around workplace mental wellbeing. During this presentation we will take a look at some of these forward-looking employers, to see what works and what doesn’t.

      Key takeaways include:

    • What does a robust workplace mental wellbeing strategy look like?
    • How to garner buy-in?
    • What benefits have people seen (including the beyond the obvious!)?
    • How to take stock and monitor a company’s performance?
    • Understanding how to evaluate and properly communicate successes

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    How Is Occupational Wellbeing Being Considered in 2020?

    THEME:

    The Evolution of Work 

    Promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is important for employees, their ...

    Promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is important for employees, their employers, society and the economy. This is because poor mental health impacts individuals' overall health, their ability to work productively (if at all), their relationships with others, and societal costs related to unemployment, poor workplace productivity and health and social care. Governments have given increasing recognition to the importance of workplace mental health, as have forward-looking employers who are creating strategies around workplace mental wellbeing. During this presentation we will take a look at some of these forward-looking employers, to see what works and what doesn’t.

      Key takeaways include:

    • What does a robust workplace mental wellbeing strategy look like?
    • How to garner buy-in?
    • What benefits have people seen (including the beyond the obvious!)?
    • How to take stock and monitor a company’s performance?
    • Understanding how to evaluate and properly communicate successes
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    Continuous Learning: What It Means and What Employers Expect

    Learning in the workplace begins from the moment a job starts and should remain consistent ...

    Learning in the workplace begins from the moment a job starts and should remain consistent throughout the employee’s time with the company. This includes everything from how the organisation operates, to immersing oneself within the latest trends and researching new ideas. Unfortunately, for many companies continuous learning can often take a back seat due to increasing workloads and managerial or organisational shifts. Obviously, employees have to want to learn, but it is also the responsibility of management teams to encourage ambition and development in the workplace. Despite how challenging this may seem, placing an emphasis on the progression of your employees will pay dividends for your organisation in the long run!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding how to create a habit of continuous learning within your organisation?
    • Assessing employer expectations on their employees for levels of continuous learning
    • Educating the business to the benefits (beyond the obvious) of supporting employees continuous learning

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:00

    Continuous Learning: What It Means and What Employers Expect

    THEME:

    Taking Charge of your Future

    Learning in the workplace begins from the moment a job starts and should remain consistent ...

    Learning in the workplace begins from the moment a job starts and should remain consistent throughout the employee’s time with the company. This includes everything from how the organisation operates, to immersing oneself within the latest trends and researching new ideas. Unfortunately, for many companies continuous learning can often take a back seat due to increasing workloads and managerial or organisational shifts. Obviously, employees have to want to learn, but it is also the responsibility of management teams to encourage ambition and development in the workplace. Despite how challenging this may seem, placing an emphasis on the progression of your employees will pay dividends for your organisation in the long run!

      Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding how to create a habit of continuous learning within your organisation?
    • Assessing employer expectations on their employees for levels of continuous learning
    • Educating the business to the benefits (beyond the obvious) of supporting employees continuous learning
     

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:15

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    Challenging Micro-Discrimination In The Workplace

    Due to rising pressure to appear egalitarian, subtle discrimination pervades today's workplace. ...

    Due to rising pressure to appear egalitarian, subtle discrimination pervades today's workplace. Although its ambiguous nature may make it seem innocuous on the surface, an abundance of empirical evidence suggests subtle discrimination undermines employee and organisational functioning, perhaps even more so than its overt counterpart. So what are micro-aggressions and micro-discriminations exactly, and how do we start disrupting biases by the asking of simple, but often uncomfortable questions?

    Wed 17 Jun

    13:30 - 14:15

    Challenging Micro-Discrimination In The Workplace

    THEME:

    Elephant in the Room

    Due to rising pressure to appear egalitarian, subtle discrimination pervades today's workplace. ...

    Due to rising pressure to appear egalitarian, subtle discrimination pervades today's workplace. Although its ambiguous nature may make it seem innocuous on the surface, an abundance of empirical evidence suggests subtle discrimination undermines employee and organisational functioning, perhaps even more so than its overt counterpart. So what are micro-aggressions and micro-discriminations exactly, and how do we start disrupting biases by the asking of simple, but often uncomfortable questions?

     

    Wed 17 Jun

    14:05 - 14:35

    THEME:

    Women in Tech Leadership 2020