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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

THEME:

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

Tue 16 Jun

09:00 - 11:00

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

THEME:

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

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 realise 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

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Future-Proofing Yourself Amidst The Digital Revolution

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 realise 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

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Technical Track - A Beginner's Guide...Sponsored by AMEX

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:

  • Explore the progress of Wi-Fi 6 (alongside 5G): Processing and connection speeds
  • Understand how analytics will be the business differentiator: Creating insights from customer data
  • Learn the next phases of AI and machine learning: Powering the data analytics engine

Digital Transformation

AI

Future of Work

Beginner's Tech

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

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

THEME:

Technical Track - A Beginner's Guide...Sponsored by AMEX

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:

  • Explore the progress of Wi-Fi 6 (alongside 5G): Processing and connection speeds
  • Understand how analytics will be the business differentiator: Creating insights from customer data
  • Learn the next phases of AI and machine learning: Powering the data analytics engine

Digital Transformation

AI

Future of Work

Beginner's Tech

Digital Transformation

AI

Future of Work

Beginner's Tech

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Technical Track - Advanced

How to Keep Human Bias out of AI

Kriti Sharma

Artificial Intelligence Technologist

Kriti Sharma is an expert and leading global voice on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on ...

Kriti Sharma is an expert and leading global voice on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society and the future of work. She built her first robot at the age of 15 in India and has been building AI technologies to solve global issues ever since, from productivity to education to domestic violence. Kriti is seen as a leader in her field when it comes to creating diverse, ethical artificial intelligence, insisting AI does not need to be human-like, but should instead be useful.

Kriti was recently named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for advancements in technology and was included in the Recode 100 list of key influencers in 2017 alongside Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg. She was elected as a Civic Leader by the Obama Foundation for her work in ethical technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Google Grace Hopper Scholar and recently advised the UK Parliament in the House of Lords on AI Policy.

Future of Work

Advanced Tech

AI

D&I

Women in Tech

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

How to Keep Human Bias out of AI

THEME:

Technical Track - Advanced

Kriti Sharma

Artificial Intelligence Technologist

Kriti Sharma is an expert and leading global voice on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on ...

Kriti Sharma is an expert and leading global voice on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society and the future of work. She built her first robot at the age of 15 in India and has been building AI technologies to solve global issues ever since, from productivity to education to domestic violence. Kriti is seen as a leader in her field when it comes to creating diverse, ethical artificial intelligence, insisting AI does not need to be human-like, but should instead be useful.

Kriti was recently named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for advancements in technology and was included in the Recode 100 list of key influencers in 2017 alongside Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg. She was elected as a Civic Leader by the Obama Foundation for her work in ethical technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Google Grace Hopper Scholar and recently advised the UK Parliament in the House of Lords on AI Policy.

Future of Work

Advanced Tech

AI

D&I

Women in Tech

Future of Work

Advanced Tech

AI

D&I

Women in Tech

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

The Empowered User: How Digital Disruption is Democratising Business

How do you build businesses that adequately reflect what the people need? The customer, user or ...

How do you build businesses that adequately reflect what the people need? The customer, user or patient is more empowered, knowledgable and involved than ever before, and this session will highlight what tech companies can do to democratise their business models.

Key takeaways include:

  • Hear about the latest developments that are making business more user centric
  • Learn which industries are leading the way in terms of business democratisation
  • Explore success stories and how they made it work for them

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

The Empowered User: How Digital Disruption is Democratising Business

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

How do you build businesses that adequately reflect what the people need? The customer, user or ...

How do you build businesses that adequately reflect what the people need? The customer, user or patient is more empowered, knowledgable and involved than ever before, and this session will highlight what tech companies can do to democratise their business models.

Key takeaways include:

  • Hear about the latest developments that are making business more user centric
  • Learn which industries are leading the way in terms of business democratisation
  • Explore success stories and how they made it work for them

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

Pure Tech Career Options At Any Age!

If you’re already working in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5 years ...

If you’re already working in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5 years 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 pure tech roles heading in the next 10 years

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Pure Tech Career Options At Any Age!

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

If you’re already working in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5 years ...

If you’re already working in the pure tech side of things – whether you’re still under 5 years 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 pure tech roles heading in the next 10 years

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Entrepren-HER

Top 10 Leadership Tips

Like any career, being a founder requires some specific skills and the right preparation is ...

Like any career, being a founder requires some specific skills and the right preparation is therefore essential! During this presentation, we’ll hear from people that have already made the leap to becoming founders, and the advice and guidance that they would give to aspiring founders.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to create a founder network to source experience through an internship or work experience
  • Steps to finding yourself a mentor or maybe even two
  • How to take advantage of either free or taught classes on entrepreneurship

Leadership

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Inspiration

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Top 10 Leadership Tips

THEME:

Entrepren-HER

Like any career, being a founder requires some specific skills and the right preparation is ...

Like any career, being a founder requires some specific skills and the right preparation is therefore essential! During this presentation, we’ll hear from people that have already made the leap to becoming founders, and the advice and guidance that they would give to aspiring founders.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to create a founder network to source experience through an internship or work experience
  • Steps to finding yourself a mentor or maybe even two
  • How to take advantage of either free or taught classes on entrepreneurship

Leadership

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Inspiration

Leadership

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Inspiration

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:35

THEME:

Fintech Focus

Fintech for Social Good

Elani Buchan

Programme Manager @ Nesta Challenges

Lucy Mullins

Co-founder and COO @ StepLadder

Georgia Hanias

Founder @ Ecology Media

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of ...

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of society’s biggest issues such as financial inclusion and debt. With 77% of UK residents found to be worrying about finances, how is this technology being delivered to help consumers manage their money better?

Key takeaways include:

  • Utilising technology as an opportunity to change consumer habits towards finance
  • Understand how putting the customer first will have the potential to increase brand loyalty

Fintech

Banking

Financial Services

Mental Health

Wellbeing

Data

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:35

Fintech for Social Good

THEME:

Fintech Focus

Elani Buchan

Programme Manager @ Nesta Challenges

Lucy Mullins

Co-founder and COO @ StepLadder

Georgia Hanias

Founder @ Ecology Media

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of ...

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of society’s biggest issues such as financial inclusion and debt. With 77% of UK residents found to be worrying about finances, how is this technology being delivered to help consumers manage their money better?

Key takeaways include:

  • Utilising technology as an opportunity to change consumer habits towards finance
  • Understand how putting the customer first will have the potential to increase brand loyalty

Fintech

Banking

Financial Services

Mental Health

Wellbeing

Data

Fintech

Banking

Financial Services

Mental Health

Wellbeing

Data

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Best Practices for Recruiting a Diverse Faculty

Nowadays, organisations are actively seeking to diversify their workforce, not only because of ...

Nowadays, organisations are actively seeking to diversify their workforce, not only because of the impact of demographic changes and globalisation, but also because of the proven benefits diversity can bring. Research has shown that increasing diversity in organisations and the workplace is not only a matter of social justice. It suggests that including diverse voices and experiences makes groups more knowledgeable, sensitive, efficient, creative, and successful.

Key takeaways include:

  • The more diversity you have, the more diverse candidates you are likely to attract
  • Goals to be achieved related to diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding the impact of unconscious bias in candidate selection
  • Why you must stop looking for the ‘best fit’

D&I

Gender Specific

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Best Practices for Recruiting a Diverse Faculty

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Nowadays, organisations are actively seeking to diversify their workforce, not only because of ...

Nowadays, organisations are actively seeking to diversify their workforce, not only because of the impact of demographic changes and globalisation, but also because of the proven benefits diversity can bring. Research has shown that increasing diversity in organisations and the workplace is not only a matter of social justice. It suggests that including diverse voices and experiences makes groups more knowledgeable, sensitive, efficient, creative, and successful.

Key takeaways include:

  • The more diversity you have, the more diverse candidates you are likely to attract
  • Goals to be achieved related to diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding the impact of unconscious bias in candidate selection
  • Why you must stop looking for the ‘best fit’

D&I

Gender Specific

D&I

Gender Specific

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Soft Skills

Building Relationships and Partnerships At Work and In Your Career

We'd like to share the top tips on why you should consider a technical career and how you can go ...

We'd like to share the top tips on why you should consider a technical career and how you can go about making a start. The tech industry is so diverse that there is a job for almost anyone under this umbrella.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what resources are available
  • How to ensure you are connecting with the right people
  • How to set expectations and deadlines for your goals

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Building Relationships and Partnerships At Work and In Your Career

THEME:

Soft Skills

We'd like to share the top tips on why you should consider a technical career and how you can go ...

We'd like to share the top tips on why you should consider a technical career and how you can go about making a start. The tech industry is so diverse that there is a job for almost anyone under this umbrella.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what resources are available
  • How to ensure you are connecting with the right people
  • How to set expectations and deadlines for your goals

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Tech for Social Good

Business to Solve Social Problems

Can 'business' really solve social problems, I hear you ask. This session will bring to light ...

Can 'business' really solve social problems, I hear you ask. This session will bring to light the social issues we are facing in the world, and most importantly getting to the root of why we cannot make large-scale impact on major social problems.

Key takeaways include:

  • Why we do not have enough resources
  • Why business is not the problem of social issues
  • How to combat social issues as an enterprise

Ethics

Future of Work

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

Business to Solve Social Problems

THEME:

Tech for Social Good

Can 'business' really solve social problems, I hear you ask. This session will bring to light ...

Can 'business' really solve social problems, I hear you ask. This session will bring to light the social issues we are facing in the world, and most importantly getting to the root of why we cannot make large-scale impact on major social problems.

Key takeaways include:

  • Why we do not have enough resources
  • Why business is not the problem of social issues
  • How to combat social issues as an enterprise

Ethics

Future of Work

Ethics

Future of Work

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

How to Get Empowered, not Overpowered by AI

Claire Koryczan

Founder @ Beyond

The scary part of AI isn't the robots; it's the people. During this insightful talk, Claire will ...

The scary part of AI isn't the robots; it's the people. During this insightful talk, Claire will deconstruct AI and explore it through the lens of human psychology.

Looking at how AI could be one of the greatest tools humankind has ever had access to, and how you can take advantage of this.

Key takeaways include:

  • A greater understanding of what AI is
  • How to make it work for you
  • Why we are at a technological inflexion point right now with AI and what this means for you

AI

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:00

How to Get Empowered, not Overpowered by AI

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Claire Koryczan

Founder @ Beyond

The scary part of AI isn't the robots; it's the people. During this insightful talk, Claire will ...

The scary part of AI isn't the robots; it's the people. During this insightful talk, Claire will deconstruct AI and explore it through the lens of human psychology.

Looking at how AI could be one of the greatest tools humankind has ever had access to, and how you can take advantage of this.

Key takeaways include:

  • A greater understanding of what AI is
  • How to make it work for you
  • Why we are at a technological inflexion point right now with AI and what this means for you

AI

Robotics

Emerging Tech

AI

Robotics

Emerging Tech

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Taster Classes

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

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper

Product Engineer @ Buyapowa

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

Pretty much every modern device and 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 your current commitments and keep a healthy work/life balance, and how to support yourself while you learn.

Key takeaways include:

  • Knowing where to start - how to pick your way through the fast paced and ever changing language maze.
  • Having the right mindset - what to expect and how to get a support network while you learn.
  • Finding the right resources - There’s a variety of ways to learn, find out what mix of resources suits you.

Beginner's Tech

Programming Languages

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

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

THEME:

Taster Classes

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper

Product Engineer @ Buyapowa

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

Pretty much every modern device and 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 your current commitments and keep a healthy work/life balance, and how to support yourself while you learn.

Key takeaways include:

  • Knowing where to start - how to pick your way through the fast paced and ever changing language maze.
  • Having the right mindset - what to expect and how to get a support network while you learn.
  • Finding the right resources - There’s a variety of ways to learn, find out what mix of resources suits you.

Beginner's Tech

Programming Languages

Beginner's Tech

Programming Languages

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Master Classes

How To Supercharge your Digital Transformation (and elegantly retire your legacy systems

Jenny McGregor

Senior Director, Process Analytics @ Universal Music Group

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing ...

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing foundational services. Microservices give you a way to modernise or retire legacy systems and give you the scalable, flexible technology foundation for rapid digital transformation. This session will help guide you with top tips from the business perspective such as starting from the outside in, future proofing, keeping it simple and how to guard against simply rebuilding the legacy systems all over again.

Key takeways include:

  • How to go about shaping a foundational microservices strategy and ecosystem
  • How to use microservices to strangle and ultimately retire old legacy systems
  • Defining a microservices MVP that delivers early business value and gets everyone on board

Digital Transformation

Programming Languages

UX

UI

Design

D&I

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

How To Supercharge your Digital Transformation (and elegantly retire your legacy systems

THEME:

Master Classes

Jenny McGregor

Senior Director, Process Analytics @ Universal Music Group

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing ...

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing foundational services. Microservices give you a way to modernise or retire legacy systems and give you the scalable, flexible technology foundation for rapid digital transformation. This session will help guide you with top tips from the business perspective such as starting from the outside in, future proofing, keeping it simple and how to guard against simply rebuilding the legacy systems all over again.

Key takeways include:

  • How to go about shaping a foundational microservices strategy and ecosystem
  • How to use microservices to strangle and ultimately retire old legacy systems
  • Defining a microservices MVP that delivers early business value and gets everyone on board

Digital Transformation

Programming Languages

UX

UI

Design

D&I

Digital Transformation

Programming Languages

UX

UI

Design

D&I

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Workshops

Coaching Skills Masterclass: How to Collaborate and Lead Better

Julia Barbosa

Senior Capacity Building Manager @ Save the Children International

Leaders of tomorrow will be those who act as inspiring coaches rather than traditional managers. ...

Leaders of tomorrow will be those who act as inspiring coaches rather than traditional managers. This interactive session introduces key coaching skills and techniques that will enable you to have better conversations with your colleagues, increasing your ability to collaborate and lead others (suitable for beginners).

Key takeaways include:

  • Knowledge of key coaching concepts and approaches
  • Practical techniques for active listening and effective questioning
  • How to use coaching in collaborating and leading others

Leadership

Inspiration

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Coaching Skills Masterclass: How to Collaborate and Lead Better

THEME:

Workshops

Julia Barbosa

Senior Capacity Building Manager @ Save the Children International

Leaders of tomorrow will be those who act as inspiring coaches rather than traditional managers. ...

Leaders of tomorrow will be those who act as inspiring coaches rather than traditional managers. This interactive session introduces key coaching skills and techniques that will enable you to have better conversations with your colleagues, increasing your ability to collaborate and lead others (suitable for beginners).

Key takeaways include:

  • Knowledge of key coaching concepts and approaches
  • Practical techniques for active listening and effective questioning
  • How to use coaching in collaborating and leading others

Leadership

Inspiration

Leadership

Inspiration

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Workshops

Drive by Code – Controlling Autonomous Vehicles Remotely

Marina Magnabosco

Technical Product Manager @ Oxbotica

Ruxandra Marasescu

Software Engineer, Mapping Team @ Oxbotica

At Oxbotica, we write software that enables machines to robustly navigate, understand and act in ...

At Oxbotica, we write software that enables machines to robustly navigate, understand and act in any environment, with no dependence on external infrastructure. In this workshop you will write code to control a virtual self-driving car via a network API. Through a number of hands-on coding challenges and guided examples, you will learn about the gRPC services that drive the robot car - how they are set up, from the client server API to the web interface, and how to interact with them using python or c++. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to use gRPC in a multi-user, dynamic environment
  • Learn about protobuf serialisation and why this is helpful in language agnostic APIs
  • Learn about key concepts that make autonomy possible

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Drive by Code – Controlling Autonomous Vehicles Remotely

THEME:

Workshops

Marina Magnabosco

Technical Product Manager @ Oxbotica

Ruxandra Marasescu

Software Engineer, Mapping Team @ Oxbotica

At Oxbotica, we write software that enables machines to robustly navigate, understand and act in ...

At Oxbotica, we write software that enables machines to robustly navigate, understand and act in any environment, with no dependence on external infrastructure. In this workshop you will write code to control a virtual self-driving car via a network API. Through a number of hands-on coding challenges and guided examples, you will learn about the gRPC services that drive the robot car - how they are set up, from the client server API to the web interface, and how to interact with them using python or c++. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to use gRPC in a multi-user, dynamic environment
  • Learn about protobuf serialisation and why this is helpful in language agnostic APIs
  • Learn about key concepts that make autonomy possible
 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Training Workshop

Training #1 - Self Image – Overcoming Your Inner Critic

Mamta Gera

CEO @ The New Leadership

Our view of ourselves is central when it comes to progressing our career, leadership and overall ...

Our view of ourselves is central when it comes to progressing our career, leadership and overall well being in our lives. In this workshop we look at how self image is formed and how certain thought traps prevent the development of ourselves and others.

Key takeaways:

  • How to become self aware of the thought patterns limiting you and implement positive change to help you progress in your life.

Inspiration

Women in Tech

Coaching

Training

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Training #1 - Self Image – Overcoming Your Inner Critic

THEME:

Training Workshop

Mamta Gera

CEO @ The New Leadership

Our view of ourselves is central when it comes to progressing our career, leadership and overall ...

Our view of ourselves is central when it comes to progressing our career, leadership and overall well being in our lives. In this workshop we look at how self image is formed and how certain thought traps prevent the development of ourselves and others.

Key takeaways:

  • How to become self aware of the thought patterns limiting you and implement positive change to help you progress in your life.

Inspiration

Women in Tech

Coaching

Training

Inspiration

Women in Tech

Coaching

Training

 

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Workshops

Pitching Masterclass : The Art of Selling Yourself and Your Business

Aurelia Abena Attipoe

Technology Analyst @ Bank of America

This workshop is targeted at participants of the conference who are looking to raise funds for a ...

This workshop is targeted at participants of the conference who are looking to raise funds for a new or existing business. Many tech companies will need to raise seed capital to support their operations and a major way to do that is through venture capital funding. This workshop will equip women with business knowledge on how to raise funds for their startups. Raising capital from investors can be very challenging and time-consuming. A bad pitch can cost you missing out on funding. Therefore, it is crucial to equip ourselves with the necessary skills to deliver a good pitch that tells a compelling story of the business and the team. The format of this workshop will be a 30 minutes presentation on creating an elevator pitch and what a pitch deck consists of. Participants will create their elevator pitch in 10 minutes, then 5 of them will present a 1-minute elevator pitch each and receive feedback.

Key takeways include:

  • Script an elevator pitch to create a first impression especially during networking sessions.
  • Know the different types of investors and how to tailor their pitch decks to suite them.
  • Build a pitch deck as an exciting and compelling story to present to investors.

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Tue 16 Jun

11:30 - 12:30

Pitching Masterclass : The Art of Selling Yourself and Your Business

THEME:

Workshops

Aurelia Abena Attipoe

Technology Analyst @ Bank of America

This workshop is targeted at participants of the conference who are looking to raise funds for a ...

This workshop is targeted at participants of the conference who are looking to raise funds for a new or existing business. Many tech companies will need to raise seed capital to support their operations and a major way to do that is through venture capital funding. This workshop will equip women with business knowledge on how to raise funds for their startups. Raising capital from investors can be very challenging and time-consuming. A bad pitch can cost you missing out on funding. Therefore, it is crucial to equip ourselves with the necessary skills to deliver a good pitch that tells a compelling story of the business and the team. The format of this workshop will be a 30 minutes presentation on creating an elevator pitch and what a pitch deck consists of. Participants will create their elevator pitch in 10 minutes, then 5 of them will present a 1-minute elevator pitch each and receive feedback.

Key takeways include:

  • Script an elevator pitch to create a first impression especially during networking sessions.
  • Know the different types of investors and how to tailor their pitch decks to suite them.
  • Build a pitch deck as an exciting and compelling story to present to investors.

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Entrepreneurship

Founders

 

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. Given the stakes and the challenging decisions posed by becoming cyber-resilient, making the decisions necessary can only be achieved with active engagement from the CEO and other members of the wider management team. How can you as a business leader 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

Cybersecurity

Privacy

Security

Cloud

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. Given the stakes and the challenging decisions posed by becoming cyber-resilient, making the decisions necessary can only be achieved with active engagement from the CEO and other members of the wider management team. How can you as a business leader 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

Cybersecurity

Privacy

Security

Cloud

Cybersecurity

Privacy

Security

Cloud

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Technical Track - A Beginner's Guide...Sponsored by AMEX

A Beginner's Guide To Machine Learning and AI

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

Current-state AI is playing and eve-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

AI

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Beginner's Tech

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

A Beginner's Guide To Machine Learning and AI

THEME:

Technical Track - A Beginner's Guide...Sponsored by AMEX

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

Current-state AI is playing and eve-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

AI

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Beginner's Tech

AI

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Beginner's Tech

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Technical Track - 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:

  • Review AI’s growth through voice-enabled technologies: Siri, Alexa
  • Discover the disruption of retail: Amazon and transactional AI
  • How media is being revolutionised through OTT TV: Netflix and predictive technology

AI

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Advanced Tech

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

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

THEME:

Technical Track - 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:

  • Review AI’s growth through voice-enabled technologies: Siri, Alexa
  • Discover the disruption of retail: Amazon and transactional AI
  • How media is being revolutionised through OTT TV: Netflix and predictive technology

AI

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Advanced Tech

AI

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Advanced Tech

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Digital Transformation And The Intersection Of Business Strategy For Tech Enablement

Cait O'Riordan

Chief Product and Information Officer @ Financial Times

Presentation details coming soon...
Presentation details coming soon...

Digital Transformation

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

Digital Transformation And The Intersection Of Business Strategy For Tech Enablement

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Cait O'Riordan

Chief Product and Information Officer @ Financial Times

Presentation details coming soon...
Presentation details coming soon...

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

Non-Tech Career Paths Into The Tech Sector

Anna Flach

Head of Growth and Communications @ Qadre

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

When you think of jobs in tech, you might imagine a developer, engineer or data cruncher. Companies aren’t just hiring technical people though, they’re also hiring for non-technical roles. Glassdoor actually found that 43% of roles advertised by tech companies were non-technical.

Whether in a ‘tech or non-tech role’, this is your opportunity to join the digital revolution. Fact is: women are underrepresented in the technology sector. Only 17% of those working in technology in the UK are female. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution disrupting almost every industry and sector as we know it, this is your future investment in your career. This presentation will explore taking the leap in to becoming a woman in tech through non-tech routes.

Key takeways include:

  • How to sell your non-STEM skillset to a tech company
  • How to step outside your comfort zone and join the likes of Google, Saleforce and Co
  • How to communicate with 'the other side'
  • How to sell the value of marketing and commercialising technology
  • How to be taken seriously as a non-techy in a techy world

Inspiration

Non-Technical

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

Non-Tech Career Paths Into The Tech Sector

THEME:

Taking Charge of Your Future

Anna Flach

Head of Growth and Communications @ Qadre

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

When you think of jobs in tech, you might imagine a developer, engineer or data cruncher. Companies aren’t just hiring technical people though, they’re also hiring for non-technical roles. Glassdoor actually found that 43% of roles advertised by tech companies were non-technical.

Whether in a ‘tech or non-tech role’, this is your opportunity to join the digital revolution. Fact is: women are underrepresented in the technology sector. Only 17% of those working in technology in the UK are female. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution disrupting almost every industry and sector as we know it, this is your future investment in your career. This presentation will explore taking the leap in to becoming a woman in tech through non-tech routes.

Key takeways include:

  • How to sell your non-STEM skillset to a tech company
  • How to step outside your comfort zone and join the likes of Google, Saleforce and Co
  • How to communicate with 'the other side'
  • How to sell the value of marketing and commercialising technology
  • How to be taken seriously as a non-techy in a techy world

Inspiration

Non-Technical

Inspiration

Non-Technical

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Entrepren-HER

How To Jump Off That Cliff: A Step-By-Step Guide To Taking Your Idea To Fruition

Justine Roberts CBE

Founder & CEO @ Mumsnet

Do you think you’re sitting on the next great idea, but not sure how to bring this plan to ...

Do you think you’re sitting on the next great idea, but not sure how to bring this plan to fruition? Taking the leap to setting up a start up is no small undertaking – in fact it’s downright risky! In the UK for example, 20% of businesses fail within the first year, 50% within three years. Which makes you wonder why the hell anyone would embark on the intrepid path of entrepreneurship. However, one thing remains true, if you have a great idea there’s nothing to be from sitting on it and delaying, so just how do you make the leap and see it through to fruition?

Key takeaways include:

  • Starting with the idea: How to reverse engineer it
  • Learn sucessful road mapping techniques
  • Tips to make sure your business plan is SPECIFIC

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Inspiration

Career

Personal Development

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

How To Jump Off That Cliff: A Step-By-Step Guide To Taking Your Idea To Fruition

THEME:

Entrepren-HER

Justine Roberts CBE

Founder & CEO @ Mumsnet

Do you think you’re sitting on the next great idea, but not sure how to bring this plan to ...

Do you think you’re sitting on the next great idea, but not sure how to bring this plan to fruition? Taking the leap to setting up a start up is no small undertaking – in fact it’s downright risky! In the UK for example, 20% of businesses fail within the first year, 50% within three years. Which makes you wonder why the hell anyone would embark on the intrepid path of entrepreneurship. However, one thing remains true, if you have a great idea there’s nothing to be from sitting on it and delaying, so just how do you make the leap and see it through to fruition?

Key takeaways include:

  • Starting with the idea: How to reverse engineer it
  • Learn sucessful road mapping techniques
  • Tips to make sure your business plan is SPECIFIC

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Inspiration

Career

Personal Development

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Inspiration

Career

Personal Development

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

A Three-Pronged Approach To Achieve Gender Diversity

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

CEO @ 20-first

It's time to turn this whole topic upside down. During this presentation, we will share why ...

It's time to turn this whole topic upside down. During this presentation, we will share why empowering women today requires educating leaders to become 'gender bilingual'. You will find out why it's time to stop decades of well-meaning but ineffective Fix-the-Women programs and understand why the focus should be on adapting leaders, cultures and systems to 21st-century talent and market realities.

Key takeaways include:

  • Why gender balance
  • What is going on - A deep dive into why gender balances are seemingly so hard to shift
  • How to achieve gender balance

D&I

Future of Work

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

A Three-Pronged Approach To Achieve Gender Diversity

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

CEO @ 20-first

It's time to turn this whole topic upside down. During this presentation, we will share why ...

It's time to turn this whole topic upside down. During this presentation, we will share why empowering women today requires educating leaders to become 'gender bilingual'. You will find out why it's time to stop decades of well-meaning but ineffective Fix-the-Women programs and understand why the focus should be on adapting leaders, cultures and systems to 21st-century talent and market realities.

Key takeaways include:

  • Why gender balance
  • What is going on - A deep dive into why gender balances are seemingly so hard to shift
  • How to achieve gender balance

D&I

Future of Work

D&I

Future of Work

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Soft Skills

Beyond 'Senior Engineer'

Emma Vanbrabant

Staff Android Engineer @ Monzo Bank

Often, progression in an engineering role means moving into line managing people. However, this ...

Often, progression in an engineering role means moving into line managing people. However, this is not for everyone nor is it the only available option. In this talk we'll look at several choices for progression, and explore what the day to day of each of those looks like. We'll also discuss the hurdles and challenges that you may face in undertaking this personal growth, such as dealing with imposter syndrome or measuring your impact now that you're not writing so much code.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what career options there are available beyond Senior Engineer
  • Learn what kind of responsibilities and expectations are required of those options
  • Hear some practical tips for self development and lessons learned from this journey

Soft Skills

Career

Personal Development

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

Beyond 'Senior Engineer'

THEME:

Soft Skills

Emma Vanbrabant

Staff Android Engineer @ Monzo Bank

Often, progression in an engineering role means moving into line managing people. However, this ...

Often, progression in an engineering role means moving into line managing people. However, this is not for everyone nor is it the only available option. In this talk we'll look at several choices for progression, and explore what the day to day of each of those looks like. We'll also discuss the hurdles and challenges that you may face in undertaking this personal growth, such as dealing with imposter syndrome or measuring your impact now that you're not writing so much code.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what career options there are available beyond Senior Engineer
  • Learn what kind of responsibilities and expectations are required of those options
  • Hear some practical tips for self development and lessons learned from this journey

Soft Skills

Career

Personal Development

Soft Skills

Career

Personal Development

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Tech for Social Good

Trust By Design

Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Non-Executive Director @ Decipher Cyber

Digital technology permeates every aspect of our daily lives – more people, more connectivity ...

Digital technology permeates every aspect of our daily lives – more people, more connectivity equals more data. This coupled with an exponential rise in data breaches and rules-based algorithms, has eroded trust. In this presentation I am going to explore the concept of ‘trust-by-design’ and the imperative to operate with empathy and ethics to protect brand reputation.’

Key takeways include:

  • How to build trust
  • How to maintain trust when it all goes wrong
  • How to rebuild trust once it’s lost

UX

UI

Design

Digital Transformation

Data

Analytics

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

Trust By Design

THEME:

Tech for Social Good

Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Non-Executive Director @ Decipher Cyber

Digital technology permeates every aspect of our daily lives – more people, more connectivity ...

Digital technology permeates every aspect of our daily lives – more people, more connectivity equals more data. This coupled with an exponential rise in data breaches and rules-based algorithms, has eroded trust. In this presentation I am going to explore the concept of ‘trust-by-design’ and the imperative to operate with empathy and ethics to protect brand reputation.’

Key takeways include:

  • How to build trust
  • How to maintain trust when it all goes wrong
  • How to rebuild trust once it’s lost

UX

UI

Design

Digital Transformation

Data

Analytics

UX

UI

Design

Digital Transformation

Data

Analytics

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Emerging Tech

The Autonomous Driving Car as a Series Product

Natalia Estefanía Jurado Espín

Embedded Software Engineer @ TTTech Auto

The present and future challenges of human development, sets on the table challenges such as ...

The present and future challenges of human development, sets on the table challenges such as autonomous driving cars. To successfully enter this domain, companies and research centers are unifying forces in order to accomplish the creation of a high quality series product which can be sold worldwide. During this presentation, we will dive into the technical implications of such challenges while looking at a real example of a problem in this domain.

Key takeaways include:

  • Addressing the challenges in designing fail-operational architectures for autonomous driving platforms
  • Addressing the challenges of merging the software with the automotive community
  • Imagining the implications of a full introduction of a self driving car

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Automotive

Tue 16 Jun

12:05 - 12:35

The Autonomous Driving Car as a Series Product

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Natalia Estefanía Jurado Espín

Embedded Software Engineer @ TTTech Auto

The present and future challenges of human development, sets on the table challenges such as ...

The present and future challenges of human development, sets on the table challenges such as autonomous driving cars. To successfully enter this domain, companies and research centers are unifying forces in order to accomplish the creation of a high quality series product which can be sold worldwide. During this presentation, we will dive into the technical implications of such challenges while looking at a real example of a problem in this domain.

Key takeaways include:

  • Addressing the challenges in designing fail-operational architectures for autonomous driving platforms
  • Addressing the challenges of merging the software with the automotive community
  • Imagining the implications of a full introduction of a self driving car

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Automotive

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Automotive

 

Tue 16 Jun

12:35 - 13:30

Lunch & Networking Break

Tue 16 Jun

12:35 - 13:30

Lunch & Networking 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 takeways 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

Data

Analytics

Big Data

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 takeways 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

Data

Analytics

Big Data

Data

Analytics

Big Data

 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Technical Track - A Beginner's Guide...Sponsored by AMEX

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 takeways include:

  • Explore the state of the collaboration tools market in 2020: Slack, Asana, Podio, Ryver, Trello etc
  • Assess the best use cases for models of collaborative working
  • Examine the role of VR/AR amongst your collaboration tools

Beginner's Tech

Future of Work

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

What Is The Future For Collaboration Technology?

THEME:

Technical Track - A Beginner's Guide...Sponsored by AMEX

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 takeways include:

  • Explore the state of the collaboration tools market in 2020: Slack, Asana, Podio, Ryver, Trello etc
  • Assess the best use cases for models of collaborative working
  • Examine the role of VR/AR amongst your collaboration tools

Beginner's Tech

Future of Work

Beginner's Tech

Future of Work

 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Technical Track - 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 takeways include:

  • Uncover 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

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Advanced Tech

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

The 2020 Collaboration Tooling Landscape

THEME:

Technical Track - 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 takeways include:

  • Uncover 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

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Advanced Tech

Robotics

Emerging Tech

Advanced Tech

 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

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 – using AR to tackle the skills shortage
  • Understanding how recruiters could help you bridge the gap
  • Consider looking in unexpected places for talent

Next Gen Talent

HR

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

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 – using AR to tackle the skills shortage
  • Understanding how recruiters could help you bridge the gap
  • Consider looking in unexpected places for talent

Next Gen Talent

HR

Next Gen Talent

HR

 

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

Soft Skills

Next Gen Talent

Career

Personal Development

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

Soft Skills

Next Gen Talent

Career

Personal Development

Soft Skills

Next Gen Talent

Career

Personal Development

 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Entrepren-HER

Navigating The Finance-Raising Minefield

Polina Frolova Montano

Co-Founder, Head of Global PR & Brand Marketing @ Job Today

Today, looking at the slew of options available for startup owners – from crowdfunding to bank ...

Today, looking at the slew of options available for startup owners – from crowdfunding to bank loans – it's imperative for them to analyse the best option for their business. Every option carries different risks and there is no silver bullet or one solution that fits all and so with that, comes your first challenge as an entrepreneur: how will you pick the right way to finance your dream?

It's important for companies to understand that to be successful, not every company needs to sprint to a unicorn status. Gaining a level of confidence and comfort in a business model – whether it means being supported by all investors and advisors, or taking it slow by growing the business – is where scaling successfully comes from. Looking at the pros and cons both the paths entail it's the nature of a company coupled with the founders objective which must be the deciding factor when choosing a funding method.

Key takeaways include:

  • Stage 0 to 1: where to start or 3 key elements to a successful fundraising
  • How to pick the right funding method for your business
  • How to build a perfect deck

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Women in Tech

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

Navigating The Finance-Raising Minefield

THEME:

Entrepren-HER

Polina Frolova Montano

Co-Founder, Head of Global PR & Brand Marketing @ Job Today

Today, looking at the slew of options available for startup owners – from crowdfunding to bank ...

Today, looking at the slew of options available for startup owners – from crowdfunding to bank loans – it's imperative for them to analyse the best option for their business. Every option carries different risks and there is no silver bullet or one solution that fits all and so with that, comes your first challenge as an entrepreneur: how will you pick the right way to finance your dream?

It's important for companies to understand that to be successful, not every company needs to sprint to a unicorn status. Gaining a level of confidence and comfort in a business model – whether it means being supported by all investors and advisors, or taking it slow by growing the business – is where scaling successfully comes from. Looking at the pros and cons both the paths entail it's the nature of a company coupled with the founders objective which must be the deciding factor when choosing a funding method.

Key takeaways include:

  • Stage 0 to 1: where to start or 3 key elements to a successful fundraising
  • How to pick the right funding method for your business
  • How to build a perfect deck

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Women in Tech

Entrepreneurship

Founders

Women in Tech

 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Fintech Focus

Transparent and Ethical AI Usage for Financial Services

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate ...

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate decision making services based on data input. However if not implemented properly in line with pre-existing systems and in line with regulation, AI may cause more harm to the customer than good.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the safe and secure routes to implementing AI
  • Learn what data is required for fair and accurate responses

Fintech

Banking

Financial Services

AI

Data

Ethics

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:00

Transparent and Ethical AI Usage for Financial Services

THEME:

Fintech Focus

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate ...

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate decision making services based on data input. However if not implemented properly in line with pre-existing systems and in line with regulation, AI may cause more harm to the customer than good.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the safe and secure routes to implementing AI
  • Learn what data is required for fair and accurate responses

Fintech

Banking

Financial Services

AI

Data

Ethics

Fintech

Banking

Financial Services

AI

Data

Ethics

 

Tue 16 Jun

13:30 - 14:30

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Accelerating Gender Equality by Engaging Men: The Role of the Male Ally

Patrick Lewis

Co-Founder and CEO @ Maddox Events

Daniel Kenyon-Smith

Head of Solution Architecture, Modernisation & Migration @ Customer Success, Microsoft UK