Agenda

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Virtual sessions are accessible to Premium and Virtual Pass holders only.

Time Range

Tracks

Topics

07:45

Duration:

30

Registration & Networking

1 November

Networking

07

Duration:

30

Registration & Networking

1 November

Networking

08:45

Duration:

30

Welcome Remarks

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

1 November

08

Duration:

30

Welcome Remarks

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

1 November

09:00

Duration:

30

How to Scale at Pace in a Battle for Talent

Ela Osterberger

Data Science Director @ Deliveroo

Mahana Mansfield

Data Science Director @ Deliveroo

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

D&I

With a booming job market, your strategies in how you attract, hire and retain talent have never been more critical to standing out from your competitors in the battle for talent. Your prospective hires need to know what you can offer them, just as much as you need to know what they will bring to the organisation. In this session, we will be sharing lessons learnt following our recent rapid hiring period to help others improve their hiring processes, scale teams, and create a world where recruiting has positive outcomes for companies and candidates.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to establish a strong employer brand as your key to success in the battle for talent
  • Gain strategies and advice on how to attract, hire, retain and develop your workforce
  • Understand how to develop and nurture culture as you scale a modern workforce

This session is for you if:

You are involved in the hiring process and/or are looking at growing and developing your team.

09

Duration:

30

How to Scale at Pace in a Battle for Talent

Ela Osterberger

Data Science Director @ Deliveroo

Mahana Mansfield

Data Science Director @ Deliveroo

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

D&I

With a booming job market, your strategies in how you attract, hire and retain talent have never been more critical to standing out from your competitors in the battle for talent. Your prospective hires need to know what you can offer them, just as much as you need to know what they will bring to the organisation. In this session, we will be sharing lessons learnt following our recent rapid hiring period to help others improve their hiring processes, scale teams, and create a world where recruiting has positive outcomes for companies and candidates.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to establish a strong employer brand as your key to success in the battle for talent
  • Gain strategies and advice on how to attract, hire, retain and develop your workforce
  • Understand how to develop and nurture culture as you scale a modern workforce

This session is for you if:

You are involved in the hiring process and/or are looking at growing and developing your team.

 

09:30

Duration:

30

The Robots are Coming... But the Future of Work is Human

Lorraine Barnes

Partner, UK Consulting Business Operations Practice Lead @ Deloitte Digital

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

We’ve heard foreboding messages in recent years about how technology will outpace us, outsmart us and take our jobs. But Lorraine has a more optimistic prediction of our future. What if fusing advanced technologies with our uniquely human characteristics and experiences actually makes work better for humans and humans better at work? By using machines as collaborators, re-architecting work to bring out human strengths, and making full use of technology, our work future is bright.

Key Takeaways:

  • How will technology allow us to make the workplace more human?
  • How does a more human workplace benefit us and the world?
  • What does this mean for you?

This session is for... you if you want to better connect your personal purpose with your work in technology.

09

Duration:

30

The Robots are Coming... But the Future of Work is Human

Lorraine Barnes

Partner, UK Consulting Business Operations Practice Lead @ Deloitte Digital

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

We’ve heard foreboding messages in recent years about how technology will outpace us, outsmart us and take our jobs. But Lorraine has a more optimistic prediction of our future. What if fusing advanced technologies with our uniquely human characteristics and experiences actually makes work better for humans and humans better at work? By using machines as collaborators, re-architecting work to bring out human strengths, and making full use of technology, our work future is bright.

Key Takeaways:

  • How will technology allow us to make the workplace more human?
  • How does a more human workplace benefit us and the world?
  • What does this mean for you?

This session is for... you if you want to better connect your personal purpose with your work in technology.

 

10:00

Duration:

30

The Green Cloud - Fueling a Sustainable Future for Cloud Technology

Denise Bryant

Channel Director UKI @ NetApp

Matt Watts

Chief Technology Evangelist @ NetApp

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

Cloud technology has enabled businesses globally to remain connected during a time of uncertainty and business interruption. However, the danger of the cloud is that it affects our mindset towards sustainability. While cloud services bring a huge amount of opportunity, we need to ensure we’re using it in a way that is truly sustainable. This presentation will look at how tech can build us a sustainable future, how we can reduce our carbon footprint and also why this is even more important for us as women to ensure we build a sustainable future for our children.

The Why: Corporate sustainability goals are now commonplace across large enterprises. But since the shift to remote working and the mass adoption in cloud technology, businesses are now starting to lose track on how much data they are producing and storing, which is having a huge impact on the environment. Now is the time to reduce digital waste in the cloud to build a more sustainable future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the environmental impacts of using cloud - just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't haven't an environmental impact
  • Understand how you can help to reduce your company’s digital waste, and how that money can be reinvested back into game-changing technologies such as AI and data analytics
  • Hear about why this is important right now and the impact that will have on future generations

This session is for... you if you want to understand how you are creating digital waste in the cloud and how to build a more sustainable future for our children.

10

Duration:

30

The Green Cloud - Fueling a Sustainable Future for Cloud Technology

Denise Bryant

Channel Director UKI @ NetApp

Matt Watts

Chief Technology Evangelist @ NetApp

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

Cloud technology has enabled businesses globally to remain connected during a time of uncertainty and business interruption. However, the danger of the cloud is that it affects our mindset towards sustainability. While cloud services bring a huge amount of opportunity, we need to ensure we’re using it in a way that is truly sustainable. This presentation will look at how tech can build us a sustainable future, how we can reduce our carbon footprint and also why this is even more important for us as women to ensure we build a sustainable future for our children.

The Why: Corporate sustainability goals are now commonplace across large enterprises. But since the shift to remote working and the mass adoption in cloud technology, businesses are now starting to lose track on how much data they are producing and storing, which is having a huge impact on the environment. Now is the time to reduce digital waste in the cloud to build a more sustainable future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the environmental impacts of using cloud - just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't haven't an environmental impact
  • Understand how you can help to reduce your company’s digital waste, and how that money can be reinvested back into game-changing technologies such as AI and data analytics
  • Hear about why this is important right now and the impact that will have on future generations

This session is for... you if you want to understand how you are creating digital waste in the cloud and how to build a more sustainable future for our children.

 

10:30

Duration:

30

Developing AI Literacy: How to Ride The Wave of AI

Emily Bremner

VP of Product @ Signal AI

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

We all know AI will reshape our relationship to work and redefine the industries and jobs of the future, but as technologists how do we develop a baseline understanding of what we need to know and how it should shape the skills and industries we focus our careers on. How can we use the increasing explosion of off-the-shelf tools but not be sucked into hype.

The Why: AI has become interwoven into most tech business whether as a buzzword in a funding deck or as the core value-driver of a product or anything in between. For anyone in tech being able to cut through the hype and think about what challenges are well placed for AI and which aren’t is critical in assessing which start-up to join. Once in an AI-driven tech business understanding how to be an effective partner without being an expert on AI is increasingly important for today’s career in tech.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how to understand the broad concept of AI into meaningful components
  • Learn the ability to assess a business that claims to have AI as it’s value-driver or anyone who demands “we need AI” as part of our tech stack
  • Identifying the skills/approaches you need to be successful in an AI business

This session is for... anyone in or aspiring to a career in tech who wants to better understand how to think about AI in deciding what company to join and in particular how to add value in a product role.

10

Duration:

30

Developing AI Literacy: How to Ride The Wave of AI

Emily Bremner

VP of Product @ Signal AI

1 November

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

We all know AI will reshape our relationship to work and redefine the industries and jobs of the future, but as technologists how do we develop a baseline understanding of what we need to know and how it should shape the skills and industries we focus our careers on. How can we use the increasing explosion of off-the-shelf tools but not be sucked into hype.

The Why: AI has become interwoven into most tech business whether as a buzzword in a funding deck or as the core value-driver of a product or anything in between. For anyone in tech being able to cut through the hype and think about what challenges are well placed for AI and which aren’t is critical in assessing which start-up to join. Once in an AI-driven tech business understanding how to be an effective partner without being an expert on AI is increasingly important for today’s career in tech.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how to understand the broad concept of AI into meaningful components
  • Learn the ability to assess a business that claims to have AI as it’s value-driver or anyone who demands “we need AI” as part of our tech stack
  • Identifying the skills/approaches you need to be successful in an AI business

This session is for... anyone in or aspiring to a career in tech who wants to better understand how to think about AI in deciding what company to join and in particular how to add value in a product role.

 

11:00

Duration:

30

Coffee Break

1 November

Networking

11

Duration:

30

Coffee Break

1 November

Networking

11:00

Duration:

30

Break The Ice: Meet the Keynote Speakers

1 November

Networking

Meet our fantastic keynote speakers and their teams in the exhbition area. An opportunity for you to extend the Q&A, get to know the speakers and their company, quiz them on their presentation take aways and network.

11

Duration:

30

Break The Ice: Meet the Keynote Speakers

1 November

Networking

Meet our fantastic keynote speakers and their teams in the exhbition area. An opportunity for you to extend the Q&A, get to know the speakers and their company, quiz them on their presentation take aways and network.

 

11:00

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: How to Become a Better Software Engineer (without coding)

Kirstie Myatt

Lead Software Engineer @ Flutter

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Soft Skills

Networking

The common answers to ‘how do I become a better software engineer’ always revolve around coding more: learn a new language to expand your skills, work on a passion project relentlessly in your spare time, sit through hours of PluralSight. But are these the only or the most effective approaches?

Key Takeaways:

  • Redefine what a successful software engineer looks like
  • Think about ways in which we are already great engineers and how to build on that
  • Look at how a healthy work/life balance can make us better at our jobs

This session is for... Junior engineers/career changers, engineers taking on more leadership responsibility in their role

What to expect:

Group discussion using pens/papers and post-its! Tea and coffee will be available for attendees.

11

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: How to Become a Better Software Engineer (without coding)

Kirstie Myatt

Lead Software Engineer @ Flutter

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Soft Skills

Networking

The common answers to ‘how do I become a better software engineer’ always revolve around coding more: learn a new language to expand your skills, work on a passion project relentlessly in your spare time, sit through hours of PluralSight. But are these the only or the most effective approaches?

Key Takeaways:

  • Redefine what a successful software engineer looks like
  • Think about ways in which we are already great engineers and how to build on that
  • Look at how a healthy work/life balance can make us better at our jobs

This session is for... Junior engineers/career changers, engineers taking on more leadership responsibility in their role

What to expect:

Group discussion using pens/papers and post-its! Tea and coffee will be available for attendees.

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Progression

Becoming a Successful Tech Leader

Sumitra Varma

Principal Engineer @ Home Office

1 November

Not to be Missed

Soft Skills

D&I

It’s tough at the top. But for women in tech, it can feel tough enough just getting there. Statistics show that female tech professionals hold just 10% of leadership positions in the industry. And in spite of the push to get more women into technology, numbers remain low. It isn’t surprising then if some women feel it’s hard enough just to build a career in technology let alone rise to a leadership position!

But we know too that there are brilliant female role models out there. So, what are the ways for female tech professionals, in particular, to progress and to keep progressing in what has traditionally been seen as a male dominated industry?

This talk is aimed at all women in technology, whether you’re just starting off on your journey or whether you have already been in the industry for years. Drawing from her extensive experience and her own journey working across the private and public sectors, and now as Principal Engineer at the Home Office, Sumitra will provide tips and advice to help you reflect on what you’re doing well and what you can do more of (or perhaps less of!) to take that next step and beyond in your journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how to identify your own key skills and strengths
  • Understand how to identify any skills gaps and career barriers you might need to address to progress on your journey
  • Build steps to identify the next career step that fits your ambitions and enables you to leverage and build on your strengths

This session is applicable to all attendees.

11

Duration:

30

Becoming a Successful Tech Leader

Sumitra Varma

Principal Engineer @ Home Office

Track:

Career Progression

1 November

Not to be Missed

Soft Skills

D&I

It’s tough at the top. But for women in tech, it can feel tough enough just getting there. Statistics show that female tech professionals hold just 10% of leadership positions in the industry. And in spite of the push to get more women into technology, numbers remain low. It isn’t surprising then if some women feel it’s hard enough just to build a career in technology let alone rise to a leadership position!

But we know too that there are brilliant female role models out there. So, what are the ways for female tech professionals, in particular, to progress and to keep progressing in what has traditionally been seen as a male dominated industry?

This talk is aimed at all women in technology, whether you’re just starting off on your journey or whether you have already been in the industry for years. Drawing from her extensive experience and her own journey working across the private and public sectors, and now as Principal Engineer at the Home Office, Sumitra will provide tips and advice to help you reflect on what you’re doing well and what you can do more of (or perhaps less of!) to take that next step and beyond in your journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how to identify your own key skills and strengths
  • Understand how to identify any skills gaps and career barriers you might need to address to progress on your journey
  • Build steps to identify the next career step that fits your ambitions and enables you to leverage and build on your strengths

This session is applicable to all attendees.

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

The Tech Sessions

Our Journeys in Engineering

Adriana Ferrugento

Software Engineer @ Zoopla

Anna Lucking

Senior Software Engineer @ Zoopla

Louise Gilligan

Software Engineer @ Zoopla

1 November

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

Join three of our female software engineers from Zoopla to learn about their different journeys into a tech career. Hear from an apprentice, a mid level engineer and senior engineer about their different experiences and what it is like to be a software engineer at Zoopla. They will talk about career changes, imposter syndrome and how Zoopla is working to increase the ratio of females in tech.

Demand for Software Engineers has never been higher. The majority of software companies have open roles they are struggling to fill. Now is the time to capitalise on the skills you have at the moment - whether you are a Senior engineer or at the very beginning of your career - and use them to excel in your role as an engineer.

Key Takeaways:

  • What it's like to be a female engineer at Zoopla
  • It is possible to change your career and go into tech
  • How to advance your career as a software engineer

This session is perfect if...

  • You are looking to change career and become a software engineer
  • You want to understand how to get leadership opportunities that will help you progress to senior roles
  • You want to learn how to take ownership of your career and go after the opportunities you need
  • You're interested in becoming a software engineer

 

11

Duration:

30

Our Journeys in Engineering

Adriana Ferrugento

Software Engineer @ Zoopla

Anna Lucking

Senior Software Engineer @ Zoopla

Louise Gilligan

Software Engineer @ Zoopla

Track:

The Tech Sessions

1 November

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

Join three of our female software engineers from Zoopla to learn about their different journeys into a tech career. Hear from an apprentice, a mid level engineer and senior engineer about their different experiences and what it is like to be a software engineer at Zoopla. They will talk about career changes, imposter syndrome and how Zoopla is working to increase the ratio of females in tech.

Demand for Software Engineers has never been higher. The majority of software companies have open roles they are struggling to fill. Now is the time to capitalise on the skills you have at the moment - whether you are a Senior engineer or at the very beginning of your career - and use them to excel in your role as an engineer.

Key Takeaways:

  • What it's like to be a female engineer at Zoopla
  • It is possible to change your career and go into tech
  • How to advance your career as a software engineer

This session is perfect if...

  • You are looking to change career and become a software engineer
  • You want to understand how to get leadership opportunities that will help you progress to senior roles
  • You want to learn how to take ownership of your career and go after the opportunities you need
  • You're interested in becoming a software engineer

 

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Evolution

The Relatable Female Role Model - Where Is She?

Camila Diaz

Head of Product Design & Research @ Moonpig

1 November

Soft Skills

D&I

Non-Technical

Everyone acknowledges the importance of having relatable role models for our career and personal development, but unfortunately, we live in a society that lacks diversity in positions of power and influence making it harder to find good examples we can look up to. As Marian Wright Edelman once put it “you can’t be what you can’t see”. It’s all too easy to get lost when you don’t know where you want to get to. In this talk, I share the tools and techniques I've used in order to figure out my own career path in the absence of relatable role models and that helped me stay inspired to this day.

Key Takeaways:

  • Where to find inspiration for your career in the absence of role models
  • Creating a career path that allows you to be the role model that you needed
  • How to be an advocate for women’s development, even if you’re not in leadership positions

This session is for... you if you are a technical and non-technical woman in tech looking for your next step in your career

11

Duration:

30

The Relatable Female Role Model - Where Is She?

Camila Diaz

Head of Product Design & Research @ Moonpig

Track:

Business Evolution

1 November

Soft Skills

D&I

Non-Technical

Everyone acknowledges the importance of having relatable role models for our career and personal development, but unfortunately, we live in a society that lacks diversity in positions of power and influence making it harder to find good examples we can look up to. As Marian Wright Edelman once put it “you can’t be what you can’t see”. It’s all too easy to get lost when you don’t know where you want to get to. In this talk, I share the tools and techniques I've used in order to figure out my own career path in the absence of relatable role models and that helped me stay inspired to this day.

Key Takeaways:

  • Where to find inspiration for your career in the absence of role models
  • Creating a career path that allows you to be the role model that you needed
  • How to be an advocate for women’s development, even if you’re not in leadership positions

This session is for... you if you are a technical and non-technical woman in tech looking for your next step in your career

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshops

Practical Statistics for Running Experiments

Annie Guo

Applied Scientist @ Yelp

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Not to be Missed

This workshop will cover several statistical rules of thumb that engineers can use in everyday work.. We will cover how to do statistics when you only have a small sample size, how to interpret ratings with confidence, and estimate the chance of something that hasn’t happened yet.

The workshop is suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences who are curious about data driven decision making.

Key Takeaways:

  • What the minimum number of samples are needed so that you can be confident in the results of an experiment
  • A few rules of thumb that can be used for work as well as life, e.g. how many ratings do you need to trust a seller on Amazon
  • How long will it take to double the number of users in a new product

This session is for you if…

This session is perfect for those interested in learning a few practical rules of the thumb in statistics that can be used in both work & in daily life. No mathematical background is required!

Information for attendees:

We recommend attendees to bring a pen and paper as this workshop will have some interactive exercises to engage the audience. No need for laptops. We are happy to share the slides/coding scripts on Github after the session if any attendees want to download them.

11

Duration:

30

Practical Statistics for Running Experiments

Annie Guo

Applied Scientist @ Yelp

Track:

Workshops

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Not to be Missed

This workshop will cover several statistical rules of thumb that engineers can use in everyday work.. We will cover how to do statistics when you only have a small sample size, how to interpret ratings with confidence, and estimate the chance of something that hasn’t happened yet.

The workshop is suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences who are curious about data driven decision making.

Key Takeaways:

  • What the minimum number of samples are needed so that you can be confident in the results of an experiment
  • A few rules of thumb that can be used for work as well as life, e.g. how many ratings do you need to trust a seller on Amazon
  • How long will it take to double the number of users in a new product

This session is for you if…

This session is perfect for those interested in learning a few practical rules of the thumb in statistics that can be used in both work & in daily life. No mathematical background is required!

Information for attendees:

We recommend attendees to bring a pen and paper as this workshop will have some interactive exercises to engage the audience. No need for laptops. We are happy to share the slides/coding scripts on Github after the session if any attendees want to download them.

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Deep-Dive Masterclasses

Transforming a Command-and-Control Culture with People Centred Leadership

Pooja Naidu

Senior Director of Product @ Hudl

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Who says you have to be the smartest person in the room? Who says authority and power needs to come with a command and control type culture?

This deep-dive masterclass will explore effective leadership methods that inspire and bring out the best in your people. You will learn how to lead with your heart and humility to create psychological safety amongst your team that is instrumental to the well being and culture of your organisation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Explore the theory of servant leadership and the ethics required
  • Strategies to inspire future leaders within your team, not more followers
  • How to create the right culture and support mechanisms that allow your team to feel safe
  • Hands on coaching tips that are inspired by the trillion dollar coach.

This session is for... all those in leadership positions.

11

Duration:

30

Transforming a Command-and-Control Culture with People Centred Leadership

Pooja Naidu

Senior Director of Product @ Hudl

Track:

Deep-Dive Masterclasses

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Who says you have to be the smartest person in the room? Who says authority and power needs to come with a command and control type culture?

This deep-dive masterclass will explore effective leadership methods that inspire and bring out the best in your people. You will learn how to lead with your heart and humility to create psychological safety amongst your team that is instrumental to the well being and culture of your organisation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Explore the theory of servant leadership and the ethics required
  • Strategies to inspire future leaders within your team, not more followers
  • How to create the right culture and support mechanisms that allow your team to feel safe
  • Hands on coaching tips that are inspired by the trillion dollar coach.

This session is for... all those in leadership positions.

 

11:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshops

Develop a Gender Pay Gap Action Plan

Charlotte Kennett

Director, Global Customer Engagement & Reference Programs @ Blue Prism

Nina Michell

Senior Marketing Manager, Events @ Cloudflare

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Non-Technical

The gender pay gap report provides a basic sense of what gender pay balance looks like within an organisation and in most cases for tech companies, it shows favorability towards men however it fails to identify the potential causes for the gap. Additionally, it doesn’t highlight the additional culprit that may be lurking under the surface and that is equal pay. Recognizing why the gap exists is the first step to changing it so let’s start there. In this workshop we’ll dig into ways to identify causes of the gap, how to develop a recommended action plan to address the reasons found and how to get broader organizational awareness to the challenges faced by women employees to effect meaningful change.

Workshop Activity: Attendees at this workshop will participate in collaborative brainstorming work which will split into three levels of knowledge gathering. Self: on your own individual worksheets Group: as part of your table Whole: as a full room

Key Takeaways:

  • Steps to identify the challenges driving the gender pay gap at your company
  • Possible actions that can be taken to address the challenges
  • Developing an action plan to close the gap that will work for you
  • Get leadership buy-in and key stakeholder alignment
  • Measuring ongoing impact – creating change is not an annual event

This workshop is for... anyone interested in affecting change within their organization and bringing more focus on how to reduce the gender pay gap that exists. Specifically, it’s great for:

  • Diversity and Inclusion, and workplace culture professionals
  • Employee experience, recruiters, talent development and HR performance managers
  • Hiring managers at all levels
  • Employee resource group leaders, especially those focused on gender inclusion
    STEM focused coaches, mentors and leaders

11

Duration:

30

Develop a Gender Pay Gap Action Plan

Charlotte Kennett

Director, Global Customer Engagement & Reference Programs @ Blue Prism

Nina Michell

Senior Marketing Manager, Events @ Cloudflare

Track:

Workshops

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

Non-Technical

The gender pay gap report provides a basic sense of what gender pay balance looks like within an organisation and in most cases for tech companies, it shows favorability towards men however it fails to identify the potential causes for the gap. Additionally, it doesn’t highlight the additional culprit that may be lurking under the surface and that is equal pay. Recognizing why the gap exists is the first step to changing it so let’s start there. In this workshop we’ll dig into ways to identify causes of the gap, how to develop a recommended action plan to address the reasons found and how to get broader organizational awareness to the challenges faced by women employees to effect meaningful change.

Workshop Activity: Attendees at this workshop will participate in collaborative brainstorming work which will split into three levels of knowledge gathering. Self: on your own individual worksheets Group: as part of your table Whole: as a full room

Key Takeaways:

  • Steps to identify the challenges driving the gender pay gap at your company
  • Possible actions that can be taken to address the challenges
  • Developing an action plan to close the gap that will work for you
  • Get leadership buy-in and key stakeholder alignment
  • Measuring ongoing impact – creating change is not an annual event

This workshop is for... anyone interested in affecting change within their organization and bringing more focus on how to reduce the gender pay gap that exists. Specifically, it’s great for:

  • Diversity and Inclusion, and workplace culture professionals
  • Employee experience, recruiters, talent development and HR performance managers
  • Hiring managers at all levels
  • Employee resource group leaders, especially those focused on gender inclusion
    STEM focused coaches, mentors and leaders
 

12:05

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Progression

How I Became Technical (Again)

Eleanor O'Shea

Development Manager @ Deutsche Bank

Marie Howard

Lead Engineer @ Deutsche Bank

1 November

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

Returning to such a fast-moving profession as software engineering can be a daunting prospect if you’ve been “hands-off” for some time. But a broad set of transferrable skills can make you a better coder and there are more people who will support you on that journey than you think . You have the background, you have the skills, they just need to be updated. Is now the right time to get back to engineering?

The Why:

Demand for software developers is sky rocketing, with over 70% of technology employers experiencing skills shortages this year according to industry research. Women in particular are more likely to have moved away from technical roles over time, and we want to encourage them that they can return to engineering roles and be successful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify your existing transferrable skills that can help you make the move to a technical career
  • How can you find the right opportunities and who will support you?
  • Gain the confidence you need to make the move

This session is for... you if you have STEM background (in your career or education), You miss the technical hands-on elements of your job but getting back to it seems like a mountain to climb OR you are a manager who wants to help someone on your team to transition back to an engineering role.

12

Duration:

30

How I Became Technical (Again)

Eleanor O'Shea

Development Manager @ Deutsche Bank

Marie Howard

Lead Engineer @ Deutsche Bank

Track:

Career Progression

1 November

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

Returning to such a fast-moving profession as software engineering can be a daunting prospect if you’ve been “hands-off” for some time. But a broad set of transferrable skills can make you a better coder and there are more people who will support you on that journey than you think . You have the background, you have the skills, they just need to be updated. Is now the right time to get back to engineering?

The Why:

Demand for software developers is sky rocketing, with over 70% of technology employers experiencing skills shortages this year according to industry research. Women in particular are more likely to have moved away from technical roles over time, and we want to encourage them that they can return to engineering roles and be successful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify your existing transferrable skills that can help you make the move to a technical career
  • How can you find the right opportunities and who will support you?
  • Gain the confidence you need to make the move

This session is for... you if you have STEM background (in your career or education), You miss the technical hands-on elements of your job but getting back to it seems like a mountain to climb OR you are a manager who wants to help someone on your team to transition back to an engineering role.

 

12:05

Duration:

30

Track:

The Tech Sessions

Data 2030: Evolving Your Data Strategy

Di Mayze

Global Head of Data and AI @ WPP

1 November

Technical

D&I

It’s hard to picture what next week will be like, never mind next year but with data, there are clear trajectories. Join this presentation to learn more about what the dataverse will look like in 2030 as WPP’s Global Head of Data & AI will talk us through some of the key trends including sustainability, insights, data ownership and humanising data.

Key Takeaways:

  • How data ownership will be going out of fashion
  • How the role of data ethics and responsible AI will be more important than ever before
  • What new skills will be required to navigate the dataverse

This session is for you if:

You are interested in future proofing your data strategy.

12

Duration:

30

Data 2030: Evolving Your Data Strategy

Di Mayze

Global Head of Data and AI @ WPP

Track:

The Tech Sessions

1 November

Technical

D&I

It’s hard to picture what next week will be like, never mind next year but with data, there are clear trajectories. Join this presentation to learn more about what the dataverse will look like in 2030 as WPP’s Global Head of Data & AI will talk us through some of the key trends including sustainability, insights, data ownership and humanising data.

Key Takeaways:

  • How data ownership will be going out of fashion
  • How the role of data ethics and responsible AI will be more important than ever before
  • What new skills will be required to navigate the dataverse

This session is for you if:

You are interested in future proofing your data strategy.

 

12:05

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Evolution

To Be or Not to Be a Mum: Navigating the Fertility Bias

Sophie Neary

Group Director @ Facebook UK & Ireland

1 November

D&I

Non-Technical

Trigger Warning: This post discusses fertility, women's health, miscarriage.

“So, when are you having kids?” Sophie Neary, Group Director for Facebook in the UK, who is single, fifty and childfree, will explore the women’s health and fertility barriers and biases childfree, childless and mothers all face. And what we can do collectively, both as colleagues and companies, to make the workplace as equitable and inclusive as possible for all women.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the importance of adopting a different mindset towards women’s health in the workplace
  • Uncovering the silence and stigma surrounding miscarriages, infertility and menopause that women will face in the workplace
  • Inspiring women to feel more comfortable with their decisions, even in the face of social stereotypes and to help them to lessen the prevalence of the stereotype itself.

This session is for:

Both male and female business leaders that are responsible for encouraging change in the workplace.

12

Duration:

30

To Be or Not to Be a Mum: Navigating the Fertility Bias

Sophie Neary

Group Director @ Facebook UK & Ireland

Track:

Business Evolution

1 November

D&I

Non-Technical

Trigger Warning: This post discusses fertility, women's health, miscarriage.

“So, when are you having kids?” Sophie Neary, Group Director for Facebook in the UK, who is single, fifty and childfree, will explore the women’s health and fertility barriers and biases childfree, childless and mothers all face. And what we can do collectively, both as colleagues and companies, to make the workplace as equitable and inclusive as possible for all women.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the importance of adopting a different mindset towards women’s health in the workplace
  • Uncovering the silence and stigma surrounding miscarriages, infertility and menopause that women will face in the workplace
  • Inspiring women to feel more comfortable with their decisions, even in the face of social stereotypes and to help them to lessen the prevalence of the stereotype itself.

This session is for:

Both male and female business leaders that are responsible for encouraging change in the workplace.

 

12:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Progression

Mentoring In A Virtual World

Veronica Riccio

Head of Mentoring @ Expedia Group

1 November

Not to be Missed

D&I

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Technical

At Expedia Group, we believe a keyway to unlocking employees’ potential is through Mentorship. As an organisation, we have developed a global mentoring community which has brought incredible benefits to employees. In this presentation we will be covering a three-step strategy for you on how to build a consistent scalable model for mentoring and what can happen to your own career when you commit to mentorship, enabling others to thrive.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to build and scale a mentoring program
  • Learn to unlock employees’ talent through peer-to-peer mentoring relationships.
  • Three key actions you can take to get started with mentorship

This session is for you if:

You are seeking to increase your influence and impact in the workplace through mentorship.

12

Duration:

30

Mentoring In A Virtual World

Veronica Riccio

Head of Mentoring @ Expedia Group

Track:

Career Progression

1 November

Not to be Missed

D&I

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Technical

At Expedia Group, we believe a keyway to unlocking employees’ potential is through Mentorship. As an organisation, we have developed a global mentoring community which has brought incredible benefits to employees. In this presentation we will be covering a three-step strategy for you on how to build a consistent scalable model for mentoring and what can happen to your own career when you commit to mentorship, enabling others to thrive.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to build and scale a mentoring program
  • Learn to unlock employees’ talent through peer-to-peer mentoring relationships.
  • Three key actions you can take to get started with mentorship

This session is for you if:

You are seeking to increase your influence and impact in the workplace through mentorship.

 

12:40

Duration:

30

Track:

The Tech Sessions

Cybersecurity & Skillsets: What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Lena Smart

Chief Information Security Officer @ MongoDB

1 November

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

The cybersecurity landscape is ever changing. One day we are looking at SMSishing, the next it’s Ransomware or the latest 0day. How do you keep your team motivated and yourself up to date, with limited resources and time? Lena Smart, Global CISO at MongoDB, will share some of her experiences, to help you on your cybersecurity journey.

In 2019, the NYTimes reported that by 2021 they believed there would be 3.5million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. How do we find employees in a space that has 0% unemployment? What skills are we looking for? Once we find that elusive expert, how do we retain them? Where is the cybersecurity industry heading and what are the skillsets of the future?

Key Takeaways:

  • How to use internal resources to greater effect with a Security Champions Program
  • What are the top skills I look for in cybersecurity applicants
  • How I retain my staff, and how you can too
  • What will the cybersecurity expert of the future look like

This session is for you if:

You want to learn about where the cybersecurity industry is headed, how to build a team for the future and how to retain that team.

12

Duration:

30

Cybersecurity & Skillsets: What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Lena Smart

Chief Information Security Officer @ MongoDB

Track:

The Tech Sessions

1 November

Not to be Missed

Technical

Soft Skills

The cybersecurity landscape is ever changing. One day we are looking at SMSishing, the next it’s Ransomware or the latest 0day. How do you keep your team motivated and yourself up to date, with limited resources and time? Lena Smart, Global CISO at MongoDB, will share some of her experiences, to help you on your cybersecurity journey.

In 2019, the NYTimes reported that by 2021 they believed there would be 3.5million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. How do we find employees in a space that has 0% unemployment? What skills are we looking for? Once we find that elusive expert, how do we retain them? Where is the cybersecurity industry heading and what are the skillsets of the future?

Key Takeaways:

  • How to use internal resources to greater effect with a Security Champions Program
  • What are the top skills I look for in cybersecurity applicants
  • How I retain my staff, and how you can too
  • What will the cybersecurity expert of the future look like

This session is for you if:

You want to learn about where the cybersecurity industry is headed, how to build a team for the future and how to retain that team.

 

12:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Evolution

Data Science Fiction Becoming Fact

Shirin Hine

Global Head of Research Technology and DB Index Technology @ Deutsche Bank

Heather Bell

Software Engineer, Primary Research @ Deutsche Bank

Catherine Quilley

Software Engineer, Primary Research @ Deutsche Bank

Holly Simpson

Software Engineer, Primary Research @ Deutsche Bank

1 November

Technical

Not to be Missed

Soft Skills

With a plethora of Data available via numerous APIs and other sources, how does the DBDIG platform at Deutsche Bank process new data sources to get actionable insights in the Primary Research space? Join some of the Engineering team as they talk you through thier app via two case studies. Hear from this 50% Female Engineer team about how DBDIG is using a solid working relationship with their Business colleagues, Cloud Technology, Python, a frequent release schedule and modern Frameworks to innovate, add value and empower its Analysts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand How Research using Modern Technology and Engineering practices can help Innovate and create new products
  • Gain insight into the challenges an engineer may face in projects like these
  • Get an overview of the creation of data processing pipelines

The Why:

  • Insight into how a strategy to become more Engineering focused is being executed, both through its people and its applications
  • Understand how Python and Cloud Technology are being applied and utilised at an Enterprise level

This session is for you if:

  • You are interested in or work in Data Engineering or Research
  • You are a Software Engineer or considering becoming one
  • You are interested in working practices and processes of different teams

12

Duration:

30

Data Science Fiction Becoming Fact

Shirin Hine

Global Head of Research Technology and DB Index Technology @ Deutsche Bank

Heather Bell

Software Engineer, Primary Research @ Deutsche Bank

Catherine Quilley

Software Engineer, Primary Research @ Deutsche Bank

Holly Simpson

Software Engineer, Primary Research @ Deutsche Bank

Track:

Business Evolution

1 November

Technical

Not to be Missed

Soft Skills

With a plethora of Data available via numerous APIs and other sources, how does the DBDIG platform at Deutsche Bank process new data sources to get actionable insights in the Primary Research space? Join some of the Engineering team as they talk you through thier app via two case studies. Hear from this 50% Female Engineer team about how DBDIG is using a solid working relationship with their Business colleagues, Cloud Technology, Python, a frequent release schedule and modern Frameworks to innovate, add value and empower its Analysts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand How Research using Modern Technology and Engineering practices can help Innovate and create new products
  • Gain insight into the challenges an engineer may face in projects like these
  • Get an overview of the creation of data processing pipelines

The Why:

  • Insight into how a strategy to become more Engineering focused is being executed, both through its people and its applications
  • Understand how Python and Cloud Technology are being applied and utilised at an Enterprise level

This session is for you if:

  • You are interested in or work in Data Engineering or Research
  • You are a Software Engineer or considering becoming one
  • You are interested in working practices and processes of different teams
 

12:40

Duration:

30

Tea + Talk: Creative Ways to Introduce Yourself – Say Goodbye to the Elevator Pitch

Lucy Grimwade

Senior IT Manager @ Virgin Media O2

Kim Gowing

Chief Change Officer @ EXchange Consulting

1 November

Networking

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Do you shudder at the thought of an Elevator pitch? Do you struggle to find ways to introduce yourself? Do you feel outside your comfort zone? Heck, we did too and we are here to help! Join Lucy and Kim as they discuss how you can say goodbye to the elevator pitch and welcome a new creative way for you to introduce yourself.

This Tea and talk will explore the way you can spark someone’s interest in just a few words. We will help you cultivate an interesting, memorable, authentic and succinct introduction that can be tailored depending on your audience. We also explore the use of language, tone of voice and speed of speaking all to ensure you are restricted and have all the tools to deliver your creative intro.

12

Duration:

30

Tea + Talk: Creative Ways to Introduce Yourself – Say Goodbye to the Elevator Pitch

Lucy Grimwade

Senior IT Manager @ Virgin Media O2

Kim Gowing

Chief Change Officer @ EXchange Consulting

1 November

Networking

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Do you shudder at the thought of an Elevator pitch? Do you struggle to find ways to introduce yourself? Do you feel outside your comfort zone? Heck, we did too and we are here to help! Join Lucy and Kim as they discuss how you can say goodbye to the elevator pitch and welcome a new creative way for you to introduce yourself.

This Tea and talk will explore the way you can spark someone’s interest in just a few words. We will help you cultivate an interesting, memorable, authentic and succinct introduction that can be tailored depending on your audience. We also explore the use of language, tone of voice and speed of speaking all to ensure you are restricted and have all the tools to deliver your creative intro.

 

12:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshops

From Imposter to Empowered - Breaking Free Of The Limitations of Imposter Syndrome

Karen Taylor

Founder @ Parent Cloud

Joanna Lott

Personal, Professional and Career Coach @ Parent Cloud

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Wondering if you’ll ever feel like you’re good enough to do your job? Sick of feeling like others are better than you? Want to rid yourself of the feeling you’re going to get found out? In this session we will explore the three key secrets that you need to arm yourself if you’re working and living with feelings of imposter syndrome.

Please note that this session will run into lunch.

Key Takeaways:

  • How your brain gets in the way and what you can do to get back in the driving seat
  • How to tame your inner critic and bust through your limiting beliefs
  • How to crank up your confidence and finally break free of the limitations of imposter syndrome

Workshop Activities:

We will be following a 5 step strategy for you to build your self-belief so you can achieve your innate potential. We will introduce the concept of imposter syndrome and discuss it’s prevalence. Together we will work through a series of exercises – some interactive with others, some just for the individual to have a think about and takeaway – there will be a slide deck, which will be interactive to enable anonymous polls.

12

Duration:

30

From Imposter to Empowered - Breaking Free Of The Limitations of Imposter Syndrome

Karen Taylor

Founder @ Parent Cloud

Joanna Lott

Personal, Professional and Career Coach @ Parent Cloud

Track:

Workshops

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Soft Skills

Non-Technical

Wondering if you’ll ever feel like you’re good enough to do your job? Sick of feeling like others are better than you? Want to rid yourself of the feeling you’re going to get found out? In this session we will explore the three key secrets that you need to arm yourself if you’re working and living with feelings of imposter syndrome.

Please note that this session will run into lunch.

Key Takeaways:

  • How your brain gets in the way and what you can do to get back in the driving seat
  • How to tame your inner critic and bust through your limiting beliefs
  • How to crank up your confidence and finally break free of the limitations of imposter syndrome

Workshop Activities:

We will be following a 5 step strategy for you to build your self-belief so you can achieve your innate potential. We will introduce the concept of imposter syndrome and discuss it’s prevalence. Together we will work through a series of exercises – some interactive with others, some just for the individual to have a think about and takeaway – there will be a slide deck, which will be interactive to enable anonymous polls.

 

12:40

Duration:

30

Ask-Me-Anything as a former Managing Director

Zoe Cunningham

Director @ Softwire Technology

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Networking

Soft Skills

The Ask-Me-Anything session format is designed to allow premium ticket holders to get to know industry leaders so you can learn from their experiences in a relaxed and informal setting. Following a 10-minute quick-fire presentation, we'll be opening the floor up to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Learn from Zoe how to go from a graduate developer role to the top of an organisation. How can you develop the very different skillset that is required in a leadership role? Why is it worth it? Find out who the people are that you need on your side and what the secret ingredient is to build strong relationships with them.

12

Duration:

30

Ask-Me-Anything as a former Managing Director

Zoe Cunningham

Director @ Softwire Technology

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Networking

Soft Skills

The Ask-Me-Anything session format is designed to allow premium ticket holders to get to know industry leaders so you can learn from their experiences in a relaxed and informal setting. Following a 10-minute quick-fire presentation, we'll be opening the floor up to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Learn from Zoe how to go from a graduate developer role to the top of an organisation. How can you develop the very different skillset that is required in a leadership role? Why is it worth it? Find out who the people are that you need on your side and what the secret ingredient is to build strong relationships with them.

 

12:40

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: Removing Dependencies and Enabling Cross-Functional Teams

Amanda Whiteside

Head of Customer Programs @ Amazon Shipping

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

Soft Skills

Networking

In my 30mins campfire session, we will openly discuss the challenges faced today in collaborating remotely and across large business organisations. We will focus particularly on the challenges faced by product and tech teams to understand the customer and their needs both at a local and global level. The session is aimed at sharing ideas and finding new opportunities to reduce dependencies to bring teams closer together for a more cross-functional and collaborative working style.

12

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: Removing Dependencies and Enabling Cross-Functional Teams

Amanda Whiteside

Head of Customer Programs @ Amazon Shipping

1 November

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

Soft Skills

Networking

In my 30mins campfire session, we will openly discuss the challenges faced today in collaborating remotely and across large business organisations. We will focus particularly on the challenges faced by product and tech teams to understand the customer and their needs both at a local and global level. The session is aimed at sharing ideas and finding new opportunities to reduce dependencies to bring teams closer together for a more cross-functional and collaborative working style.

 

13:10

Duration:

30

Lunch Break

1 November

Networking

13

Duration:

30

Lunch Break

1 November

Networking

13:20

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshops

Lunchtime Workshop: Powerful Storytelling