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Mon 15 Jun

09:30 - 09:45

Arrival time and check

Mon 15 Jun

09:30 - 09:45

Arrival time and check

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Guided Tours of Technology

Guided Tours of Technology [WORKSHOP 1]

Amy Boyd

Senior Cloud Advocate AI/ML @ Microsoft

Daniel Kenyon-Smith

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

  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction presentation to ...
  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction presentation to Custom Vision Guided Workshop – What is the business problem to solve? What is the tooling to use? what are you going to build?
  • Custom Vision Workshop + extra exploration questions (Using Prebuilt AI to build intelligent solutions)

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:30

Guided Tours of Technology [WORKSHOP 1]

THEME:

Guided Tours of Technology

Amy Boyd

Senior Cloud Advocate AI/ML @ Microsoft

Daniel Kenyon-Smith

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

  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction presentation to ...
  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction presentation to Custom Vision Guided Workshop – What is the business problem to solve? What is the tooling to use? what are you going to build?
  • Custom Vision Workshop + extra exploration questions (Using Prebuilt AI to build intelligent solutions)
 

Mon 15 Jun

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Networking

Mon 15 Jun

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Networking

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:15

TRACK:

Guided Tours of Technology

Guided Tours of Technology [WORKSHOP 2]

Amy Boyd

Senior Cloud Advocate AI/ML @ Microsoft

Daniel Kenyon-Smith

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

  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction to ‘Love ...
  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction to ‘Love Island Data Jam’ – my current findings and information about the project
  • Love Island data exploration jam and contributions to the repository of findings
  • (Optional )Sharing findings or insights with everyone and future work

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:15

Guided Tours of Technology [WORKSHOP 2]

THEME:

Guided Tours of Technology

Amy Boyd

Senior Cloud Advocate AI/ML @ Microsoft

Daniel Kenyon-Smith

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

  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction to ‘Love ...
  • Welcome message and setup/schedule for the workshop
  • Introduction to ‘Love Island Data Jam’ – my current findings and information about the project
  • Love Island data exploration jam and contributions to the repository of findings
  • (Optional )Sharing findings or insights with everyone and future work
 

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 11:30

TRACK:

Hands-on Labs

Change the Clockspeed of your business with API led

Emely Patra

Head of EMEA Customer Success Architecture @ MuleSoft

What to Expect:

Todays business is faced with the challenge of speed of ...

What to Expect:

Todays business is faced with the challenge of speed of innovation and adapting to the changing market. Traditional IT is struggling to keep up with the demands of delivery being placed on it with the convergence of mobile, SAAS, IOT, Big data and need to unlock meaningful data from legacy systems. Learn how to democratise innovation with Mulesoft’s API led approach and using modern APIs as building blocks to build an application network which changes the speed at which your business can adapt.

Intended audience (who would benefit from this the most):

Anyone thinking of driving a large transformation project with lots of disparate systems and integrations . IT managers, Digital transformation strategists, Developers /Citizen Integrators, Lines of Business leaders, Product Owners, Business Analysts etc

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Group activity on identifying key aspects of API led approach and fit for different use cases

Important info the attendees need to know:

It's not a technical session, the session focusses on use of technology such as Mulesoft to talk about a modern approach to driving change and projects

Duration: 1.5 hrs

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 11:30

Change the Clockspeed of your business with API led

THEME:

Hands-on Labs

Emely Patra

Head of EMEA Customer Success Architecture @ MuleSoft

What to Expect:

Todays business is faced with the challenge of speed of ...

What to Expect:

Todays business is faced with the challenge of speed of innovation and adapting to the changing market. Traditional IT is struggling to keep up with the demands of delivery being placed on it with the convergence of mobile, SAAS, IOT, Big data and need to unlock meaningful data from legacy systems. Learn how to democratise innovation with Mulesoft’s API led approach and using modern APIs as building blocks to build an application network which changes the speed at which your business can adapt.

Intended audience (who would benefit from this the most):

Anyone thinking of driving a large transformation project with lots of disparate systems and integrations . IT managers, Digital transformation strategists, Developers /Citizen Integrators, Lines of Business leaders, Product Owners, Business Analysts etc

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Group activity on identifying key aspects of API led approach and fit for different use cases

Important info the attendees need to know:

It's not a technical session, the session focusses on use of technology such as Mulesoft to talk about a modern approach to driving change and projects

Duration: 1.5 hrs

 

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 11:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Your Second Phase; Reclaiming Work and Relationships During and After the Menopause

Kate Usher

Menopause and Relationships Coach @ Second Phase

What to Expect:

An exploration of what the menopause is, and how to ...

What to Expect:

An exploration of what the menopause is, and how to maximise the power and potential of professional and personal relationships in your to successfully navigate your way through it and set up an inspiring second phase of your life. The session provides practical, usable and accessible strategies to transform the menopause from a burden to an opportunity.

Intended audience:

All women of any age – those who want to know what the menopause is and how it will affect them – those who are in the midst of their menopause now and need practical help.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Planning and management of the Menopause
  • Positive Menopause perspective
  • Understand the importance of relationships and how to manage and develop them throughout the Menopause
  • Preparation techniques for discussions about the Menopause

Important information the attendees need to know:

Every woman will have a Menopause at some point in their life. The average age women experience their Menopause in the UK is between the ages of 45 and 55, however one in every 100 women will have theirs before the age of 40. There is a wide array of symptoms which can last for many years, affecting women’s confidence in themselves, their ability to maintain their careers and their relationships. This session will show women how to take control.

Capacity: 30 people

Duration: 1.5 hours

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 11:30

Your Second Phase; Reclaiming Work and Relationships During and After the Menopause

THEME:

Personal Development

Kate Usher

Menopause and Relationships Coach @ Second Phase

What to Expect:

An exploration of what the menopause is, and how to ...

What to Expect:

An exploration of what the menopause is, and how to maximise the power and potential of professional and personal relationships in your to successfully navigate your way through it and set up an inspiring second phase of your life. The session provides practical, usable and accessible strategies to transform the menopause from a burden to an opportunity.

Intended audience:

All women of any age – those who want to know what the menopause is and how it will affect them – those who are in the midst of their menopause now and need practical help.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Planning and management of the Menopause
  • Positive Menopause perspective
  • Understand the importance of relationships and how to manage and develop them throughout the Menopause
  • Preparation techniques for discussions about the Menopause

Important information the attendees need to know:

Every woman will have a Menopause at some point in their life. The average age women experience their Menopause in the UK is between the ages of 45 and 55, however one in every 100 women will have theirs before the age of 40. There is a wide array of symptoms which can last for many years, affecting women’s confidence in themselves, their ability to maintain their careers and their relationships. This session will show women how to take control.

Capacity: 30 people

Duration: 1.5 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:00

TRACK:

Personal Development

Being your Best Self through Mentoring

Dominique Exmann

Director of Global Connectivity and Business Initiatives @ Expedia Group

Veronica Riccio

Partnership Manager @ Expedia Group

What to Expect:

Veronica Riccio and Dominique Exmann are leaders of the ...

What to Expect:

Veronica Riccio and Dominique Exmann are leaders of the strong Expedia Group Mentoring Program. They want to help you create the most impactful mentoring relationships you can, whether you are a Mentor, a Mentee or both. They want to show you how this can accelerate your career and increase your work satisfaction while drive sustainable business growth & results. You’ll gain invaluable insights on how to build an effective mentoring program in your organisation and what great impact this can have on your company culture and growth mindset at work.

Intended audience:

Everyone who seeks to increase their influence and impact in the workplace by being passionate about professional and personal growth and development

What sort of activities might be involved: whiteboarding, role-plays, group discussions

Important info the attendees need to know:

This workshop is focused on equality and is open for everyone

Capacity: 30 people

Duration: 2-hours

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:00

Being your Best Self through Mentoring

THEME:

Personal Development

Dominique Exmann

Director of Global Connectivity and Business Initiatives @ Expedia Group

Veronica Riccio

Partnership Manager @ Expedia Group

What to Expect:

Veronica Riccio and Dominique Exmann are leaders of the ...

What to Expect:

Veronica Riccio and Dominique Exmann are leaders of the strong Expedia Group Mentoring Program. They want to help you create the most impactful mentoring relationships you can, whether you are a Mentor, a Mentee or both. They want to show you how this can accelerate your career and increase your work satisfaction while drive sustainable business growth & results. You’ll gain invaluable insights on how to build an effective mentoring program in your organisation and what great impact this can have on your company culture and growth mindset at work.

Intended audience:

Everyone who seeks to increase their influence and impact in the workplace by being passionate about professional and personal growth and development

What sort of activities might be involved: whiteboarding, role-plays, group discussions

Important info the attendees need to know:

This workshop is focused on equality and is open for everyone

Capacity: 30 people

Duration: 2-hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:00

TRACK:

Personal Development

The Power of Storytelling at Work (and How to Use it)

Dr Katie Best

Founder and Director @ TaylorBest Leadership Development

What to Expect:

This workshop introduces participants to storytelling ...

What to Expect:

This workshop introduces participants to storytelling as a powerful workplace tool As a way to communicate culture; to caution and advise; to sell a vision or a product; reveal personality or approach; discuss change; show charisma or authenticity, storytelling serves a wide range of purposes in companies. It’s very participative: the session is based entirely around storytelling tools and techniques, so everyone leaves with enhanced knowledge and skill.

Intended Audience:

Anyone interested in leadership skills, communication, persuasion, or increasing creativity at work would enjoy and benefit from this workshop.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Participants would create a short organisational story to use at work, making use of a range of story creating techniques.
  • Finally they would work on how to tell the story, including important tricks and tips to make sure that tellers are really able to engage their audience.

Important information:

This workshop teaches techniques which work in even the most traditional workplace environments, so finding ways to use them irrespective of your sector/organisation will not be difficult!

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 50 people

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:00

The Power of Storytelling at Work (and How to Use it)

THEME:

Personal Development

Dr Katie Best

Founder and Director @ TaylorBest Leadership Development

What to Expect:

This workshop introduces participants to storytelling ...

What to Expect:

This workshop introduces participants to storytelling as a powerful workplace tool As a way to communicate culture; to caution and advise; to sell a vision or a product; reveal personality or approach; discuss change; show charisma or authenticity, storytelling serves a wide range of purposes in companies. It’s very participative: the session is based entirely around storytelling tools and techniques, so everyone leaves with enhanced knowledge and skill.

Intended Audience:

Anyone interested in leadership skills, communication, persuasion, or increasing creativity at work would enjoy and benefit from this workshop.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Participants would create a short organisational story to use at work, making use of a range of story creating techniques.
  • Finally they would work on how to tell the story, including important tricks and tips to make sure that tellers are really able to engage their audience.

Important information:

This workshop teaches techniques which work in even the most traditional workplace environments, so finding ways to use them irrespective of your sector/organisation will not be difficult!

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 50 people

 

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Mamta Gera

CEO @ The New Leadership

What to Expect:

Emotional Intelligence is an important skill for leaders ...

What to Expect:

Emotional Intelligence is an important skill for leaders to have. But what does emotional intelligence mean and why is it so crucial? In this workshop, we’ll explore the key areas of emotional intelligence and how it can be used for success.

An overview of the key emotional intelligence competences (based on the Daniel Goleman model) and how this can positively impact workplace culture and leadership

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Assess your own emotional intelligence strengths and development areas with a NHS approved questionnaire
  • Group exercises on promoting and practicing empathy

Key takeaways:

  • With hands on exercises, you’ll gain an understanding of your own emotional intelligence strengths, development areas and how to improve key areas

Capacity: 100 people

Duration: 2.5 hours

Mon 15 Jun

10:00 - 12:30

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

THEME:

Personal Development

Mamta Gera

CEO @ The New Leadership

What to Expect:

Emotional Intelligence is an important skill for leaders ...

What to Expect:

Emotional Intelligence is an important skill for leaders to have. But what does emotional intelligence mean and why is it so crucial? In this workshop, we’ll explore the key areas of emotional intelligence and how it can be used for success.

An overview of the key emotional intelligence competences (based on the Daniel Goleman model) and how this can positively impact workplace culture and leadership

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Assess your own emotional intelligence strengths and development areas with a NHS approved questionnaire
  • Group exercises on promoting and practicing empathy

Key takeaways:

  • With hands on exercises, you’ll gain an understanding of your own emotional intelligence strengths, development areas and how to improve key areas

Capacity: 100 people

Duration: 2.5 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

10:30 - 12:00

TRACK:

Hands-on Labs

Lean and Clean, Building the Roadmap Machine

Stefania Mourouzis

Product Manager @ Expedia Group

What to expect:

Planning a product roadmap is an ongoing and never ...

What to expect:

Planning a product roadmap is an ongoing and never ending in challenge. In this interactive session, we will discuss how to formulate ideas into potential features, while aligning product priorities with your business strategy. This talk is for anyone who works in product or owns their own business and looking to optimise their development and planning processes.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to deliver on your long term strategy while remaining agile
  • What frameworks you can use to identify your product strategy
  • Roadmap planning: who is your audience and how to get it right

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Intro
  • Icebreaker
  • Business model canvas review
  • Product vision board
  • Market analysis frame work review
  • Techniques to prioritise roadmaps
  • Reflection on session (Start, Stop, Continue)

Important info the attendees need to know:

Be ready to discuss and talk about any ongoing product planning challenges they are facing. Bring a laptop and create an account on Miro.

Capacity: 30 

Duration: 90 minutes

Mon 15 Jun

10:30 - 12:00

Lean and Clean, Building the Roadmap Machine

THEME:

Hands-on Labs

Stefania Mourouzis

Product Manager @ Expedia Group

What to expect:

Planning a product roadmap is an ongoing and never ...

What to expect:

Planning a product roadmap is an ongoing and never ending in challenge. In this interactive session, we will discuss how to formulate ideas into potential features, while aligning product priorities with your business strategy. This talk is for anyone who works in product or owns their own business and looking to optimise their development and planning processes.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to deliver on your long term strategy while remaining agile
  • What frameworks you can use to identify your product strategy
  • Roadmap planning: who is your audience and how to get it right

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Intro
  • Icebreaker
  • Business model canvas review
  • Product vision board
  • Market analysis frame work review
  • Techniques to prioritise roadmaps
  • Reflection on session (Start, Stop, Continue)

Important info the attendees need to know:

Be ready to discuss and talk about any ongoing product planning challenges they are facing. Bring a laptop and create an account on Miro.

Capacity: 30 

Duration: 90 minutes

 

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Invisibility is not a Superpower - How to Shamelessly Self-Promote and Get Ahead

Janice Sutherland

Founder and CEO @ This Woman Can

What to Expect:

Women in technology who want to advance their careers ...

What to Expect:

Women in technology who want to advance their careers need to be constantly evolving, growing, challenging themselves and the status quo. More importantly, they must learn how to strategically sell their achievements without shame. In this session, learn how not advocating for yourself is impacting your leadership progression and how women can move from invisible to invincible through strategic self promotion, develop fearless confidence, unleash their full potential and get comfortable executing a well placed boast — because your organization needs to know about your strengths and successes in order to drive your advancement.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn the importance of owning your personal visibility in the workplace
  • How a culture of gratitude and humility is stifling the advancement of female leaders
  • Learn the 5 myths of self-advocacy that prevent women from bragging about their achievements and how to overcome them
  • How women can shamelessly and strategically promote their accomplishments to advance their career

Intended audience:

Women who want to step in leadership but don't how utilize their achievements to advance or feel uncomfortable talking about their accomplishments.

What sort of activites might be involved:

  • Quizzes, exercises
  • Important info the attendees need to know:
  • Think of scenarios where they've held back from speaking up or talking about their success. Be prepared to be honest with themselves and want to change.

Capacity: 50

Duration: Approx. 90 mins

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

Invisibility is not a Superpower - How to Shamelessly Self-Promote and Get Ahead

THEME:

Personal Development

Janice Sutherland

Founder and CEO @ This Woman Can

What to Expect:

Women in technology who want to advance their careers ...

What to Expect:

Women in technology who want to advance their careers need to be constantly evolving, growing, challenging themselves and the status quo. More importantly, they must learn how to strategically sell their achievements without shame. In this session, learn how not advocating for yourself is impacting your leadership progression and how women can move from invisible to invincible through strategic self promotion, develop fearless confidence, unleash their full potential and get comfortable executing a well placed boast — because your organization needs to know about your strengths and successes in order to drive your advancement.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn the importance of owning your personal visibility in the workplace
  • How a culture of gratitude and humility is stifling the advancement of female leaders
  • Learn the 5 myths of self-advocacy that prevent women from bragging about their achievements and how to overcome them
  • How women can shamelessly and strategically promote their accomplishments to advance their career

Intended audience:

Women who want to step in leadership but don't how utilize their achievements to advance or feel uncomfortable talking about their accomplishments.

What sort of activites might be involved:

  • Quizzes, exercises
  • Important info the attendees need to know:
  • Think of scenarios where they've held back from speaking up or talking about their success. Be prepared to be honest with themselves and want to change.

Capacity: 50

Duration: Approx. 90 mins

 

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

“ Me, inc.” Personal Productivity (Includes extension: Bullet Journalling (In Real Life)

Helen Lisowski

Independent Agile & Management Consultant @ FluidWorking

What to Expect:

At its heart, personal productivity is a constant ...

What to Expect:

At its heart, personal productivity is a constant tension between dreaming up big goals that you want to do, versus the systematic application of the discipline needed to get it done! The first 90 minutes of this workshop will look at tips, tools and techniques to set your own goals to get you what you really want. Followed by several choices of scientifically proven approaches to help you in getting it done. This is a session about human psychology, how to identify and mitigate pitfalls in everyday life and instead improve your chances of getting more of the things you want to do, done. Anyone who has trouble getting stuff done, focussing and establishing what their priorities need to be, who's time gets swallowed up by home life (in whatever form) at the expense of what they WANT to be doing - be that writing a book, building a business, or just staying on top of their priorities rather than the priorities other people have for them!

For Me, Inc. The activities will be around illustrating where our human psychology can let us down - getting us to over-commit, procrastinate, get swamped by the size of hte ask we want to achieve, or get lost in the details - all of which will stop us from achieving what we set out to do.

There will then be a short break, after which you can choose to leave it there, or re-join the workshop for the second 90 minute session: an exploratory and fun look at bullet journalling as a tool to help you get things done.

Ever seen pictures of those beautiful Bullet Journals people create & post on instagram or pinterest and thought: that'd be awesome, but who has that sort of time? Then this is the place for you! This is a no nonsense, cut-to-the-chase, all killer, no filler look at one of the internet’s most maligned tools! Fun, irreverent and practical - even for those who don’t ‘do art’!

Intended audience: Open to everyone

Key takeaways include:

  • 1st workshop
  • An understanding of how to set and track goals
  • An appreciation of how our personal values can affect our goals (& whether or not we achieve them)
  • A selection of techniques to try and get stuff done!

Duration: 90mins

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

“ Me, inc.” Personal Productivity (Includes extension: Bullet Journalling (In Real Life)

THEME:

Personal Development

Helen Lisowski

Independent Agile & Management Consultant @ FluidWorking

What to Expect:

At its heart, personal productivity is a constant ...

What to Expect:

At its heart, personal productivity is a constant tension between dreaming up big goals that you want to do, versus the systematic application of the discipline needed to get it done! The first 90 minutes of this workshop will look at tips, tools and techniques to set your own goals to get you what you really want. Followed by several choices of scientifically proven approaches to help you in getting it done. This is a session about human psychology, how to identify and mitigate pitfalls in everyday life and instead improve your chances of getting more of the things you want to do, done. Anyone who has trouble getting stuff done, focussing and establishing what their priorities need to be, who's time gets swallowed up by home life (in whatever form) at the expense of what they WANT to be doing - be that writing a book, building a business, or just staying on top of their priorities rather than the priorities other people have for them!

For Me, Inc. The activities will be around illustrating where our human psychology can let us down - getting us to over-commit, procrastinate, get swamped by the size of hte ask we want to achieve, or get lost in the details - all of which will stop us from achieving what we set out to do.

There will then be a short break, after which you can choose to leave it there, or re-join the workshop for the second 90 minute session: an exploratory and fun look at bullet journalling as a tool to help you get things done.

Ever seen pictures of those beautiful Bullet Journals people create & post on instagram or pinterest and thought: that'd be awesome, but who has that sort of time? Then this is the place for you! This is a no nonsense, cut-to-the-chase, all killer, no filler look at one of the internet’s most maligned tools! Fun, irreverent and practical - even for those who don’t ‘do art’!

Intended audience: Open to everyone

Key takeaways include:

  • 1st workshop
  • An understanding of how to set and track goals
  • An appreciation of how our personal values can affect our goals (& whether or not we achieve them)
  • A selection of techniques to try and get stuff done!

Duration: 90mins

 

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Hands-on Labs

Virtual Production: Computer Science Meets Cinema

Gabrielle Roberts

Co-founder @ Code Your Chances

Dominique Roberts

Co-founder @ Code Your Chances

What to Expect:

Virtual production uses game engine technology, CGI, ...

What to Expect:

Virtual production uses game engine technology, CGI, tools in virtual reality and augmented reality to allow productions to film in the digital world as if they were filming on a physical set. It’s been used in such films as The Lion King (2019), Avenger’s Infinity War & End Game, and is set to revolutionize Hollywood as we know it. In this workshop, we will explore the uses of virtual production, get acquainted with the software that makes it possible (the Unreal Engine), and get started on our very own virtual production project.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn what “virtual production” is and what it means for the future of filmmaking/digital content
    Get acquainted with the Unreal Engine and its possibilities
  • Learn how computer science is directly involved in this form of filmmaking

Intended audience (who would benefit from this the most):

The intended audience are those who are more interested in how technology can be used as a tool to widen creative possibilities. The workshop will be interesting to anyone interested or working in creating media and digital content. People who might specifically benefit the most are those who have a background in film, animation, or have a computer science background but are more creatively inspired.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Basic tutorial on navigating and understanding the unreal engine
  • Getting comfortable moving around a virtual scene/environment within the game engine
  • Creating lighting set ups and setting up shots within the virtual environment
  • Understanding how the Unreal Engine mimics real world values
  • Creating your own cinematic (recording in the environment you set up cameras and lights in)
  • Adding in pre-made animation
  • Creating a virtual camera with your iPhone

Important info the attendees need to know:

Those wishing to participate will need to have access to the Unreal Engine. If this needs to be done on their personal machines on their own time, they will need to create an Epic Games account and download through the Epic website (currently the most stable version of the engine is UE 4.23). If there are machines available through the conference that I have access to before the workshop, I should be able to download the engine through my own account.

It would be helpful for those really interested in diving into the more advanced content to download Unreal on their computers ahead of time so they can practice moving around the interface (very similar to the software Maya).

If attendees are interested in creating their own virtual camera they will need an iPhone. My sister and myself both have iPhones that can be used for demonstration purposes.

Duration (90 mins):

15 mins: Introduction, explanation of virtual production, explanation of the unreal engine and what it is used for, starting up the unreal engine

30 mins: Navigating the unreal engine and exploring our pre-made virtual environment

45 mins: Giving our character pre-made animation (blueprint step), lighting and cameras within the environment

30 mins: Automatically moving between camera set ups (blueprint step) OR creating a virtual camera

Capacity: 15-20

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

Virtual Production: Computer Science Meets Cinema

THEME:

Hands-on Labs

Gabrielle Roberts

Co-founder @ Code Your Chances

Dominique Roberts

Co-founder @ Code Your Chances

What to Expect:

Virtual production uses game engine technology, CGI, ...

What to Expect:

Virtual production uses game engine technology, CGI, tools in virtual reality and augmented reality to allow productions to film in the digital world as if they were filming on a physical set. It’s been used in such films as The Lion King (2019), Avenger’s Infinity War & End Game, and is set to revolutionize Hollywood as we know it. In this workshop, we will explore the uses of virtual production, get acquainted with the software that makes it possible (the Unreal Engine), and get started on our very own virtual production project.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn what “virtual production” is and what it means for the future of filmmaking/digital content
    Get acquainted with the Unreal Engine and its possibilities
  • Learn how computer science is directly involved in this form of filmmaking

Intended audience (who would benefit from this the most):

The intended audience are those who are more interested in how technology can be used as a tool to widen creative possibilities. The workshop will be interesting to anyone interested or working in creating media and digital content. People who might specifically benefit the most are those who have a background in film, animation, or have a computer science background but are more creatively inspired.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Basic tutorial on navigating and understanding the unreal engine
  • Getting comfortable moving around a virtual scene/environment within the game engine
  • Creating lighting set ups and setting up shots within the virtual environment
  • Understanding how the Unreal Engine mimics real world values
  • Creating your own cinematic (recording in the environment you set up cameras and lights in)
  • Adding in pre-made animation
  • Creating a virtual camera with your iPhone

Important info the attendees need to know:

Those wishing to participate will need to have access to the Unreal Engine. If this needs to be done on their personal machines on their own time, they will need to create an Epic Games account and download through the Epic website (currently the most stable version of the engine is UE 4.23). If there are machines available through the conference that I have access to before the workshop, I should be able to download the engine through my own account.

It would be helpful for those really interested in diving into the more advanced content to download Unreal on their computers ahead of time so they can practice moving around the interface (very similar to the software Maya).

If attendees are interested in creating their own virtual camera they will need an iPhone. My sister and myself both have iPhones that can be used for demonstration purposes.

Duration (90 mins):

15 mins: Introduction, explanation of virtual production, explanation of the unreal engine and what it is used for, starting up the unreal engine

30 mins: Navigating the unreal engine and exploring our pre-made virtual environment

45 mins: Giving our character pre-made animation (blueprint step), lighting and cameras within the environment

30 mins: Automatically moving between camera set ups (blueprint step) OR creating a virtual camera

Capacity: 15-20

 

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Hands-on Labs

Responsible Technology Use - Digital Strategies Focussing on the Individual

Debbie Evans

Group Data Protection Officer @ Rentokil Initial

What to Expect:

The European Digital Strategy (19th February 2020) ...

What to Expect:

The European Digital Strategy (19th February 2020) highlights that there should be a focus on putting people first when developing technology and ensuring users are empowered to stay in control of their data. The concept of Privacy by Design is not a novelty but a legal requirement. Technologists are often so focussed on the technology that they forget the intention, purpose and ultimate impact on users. This workshop will provide attendees with insight on the questions to address when developing and changing technical solutions, an understanding of the risks and approaches to balance the needs of the business and the individuals.

Intended audience:

Those involved with technical solutions where personal data is intended to or is being processed as part of the solution.

What sort of activities might be involved:

Workshop will consist of explanation of law and practices - including risk assessment and privacy by design principles. Groups will be required to work together to help develop an understanding of the requirements, risks and questions to consider - to ultimately ensure privacy appropriately built into technical solutions/projects.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Involvement in the workshop exercises is essential!

Capacity: 30

Duration: 1.5 hours

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

Responsible Technology Use - Digital Strategies Focussing on the Individual

THEME:

Hands-on Labs

Debbie Evans

Group Data Protection Officer @ Rentokil Initial

What to Expect:

The European Digital Strategy (19th February 2020) ...

What to Expect:

The European Digital Strategy (19th February 2020) highlights that there should be a focus on putting people first when developing technology and ensuring users are empowered to stay in control of their data. The concept of Privacy by Design is not a novelty but a legal requirement. Technologists are often so focussed on the technology that they forget the intention, purpose and ultimate impact on users. This workshop will provide attendees with insight on the questions to address when developing and changing technical solutions, an understanding of the risks and approaches to balance the needs of the business and the individuals.

Intended audience:

Those involved with technical solutions where personal data is intended to or is being processed as part of the solution.

What sort of activities might be involved:

Workshop will consist of explanation of law and practices - including risk assessment and privacy by design principles. Groups will be required to work together to help develop an understanding of the requirements, risks and questions to consider - to ultimately ensure privacy appropriately built into technical solutions/projects.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Involvement in the workshop exercises is essential!

Capacity: 30

Duration: 1.5 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Tackle Imposter Syndrome and Uplevel Your Confidence

Sarah Bramall

Transformational Coach @ Sarah Bramall Coaching

What to Expect:

Have you ever heard a voice in your head telling you: ...

What to Expect:

Have you ever heard a voice in your head telling you: You don’t to deserve to be her; you’re a fraud and everyone is about to find out?
You’re not alone. Many of us experience Imposter Syndrome and it doesn’t go away, but we can learn to manage it

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what Imposter Syndrome is, how it impacts you and what you can do to manage it
  • Uplevel your confidence by changing your thoughts and your body language

Intended audience:

Women in their 20s-50s who are looking to raise their visibility; have recently been promoted or considering promotion

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Teaching 1 Famous women who suffer with Imposter Syndrome
  • The link between Imposter Syndrome and procrastination
  • The Science: Our evolutionary brain
  • Teaching 2 How your language feeds Imposter Syndrome
  • Exercise: 1 Identify the beliefs that are holding you back
  • Teaching: 3 Mindset strategies to increase your confidence
  • Exercise: 2 How to change your body language to increase your confidence

Important info the attendees need to know

This is an interactive session, in which you will be invited to take part in written and physical movement.

Capacity: 30-40

Duration: 1.5 hours

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

Tackle Imposter Syndrome and Uplevel Your Confidence

THEME:

Personal Development

Sarah Bramall

Transformational Coach @ Sarah Bramall Coaching

What to Expect:

Have you ever heard a voice in your head telling you: ...

What to Expect:

Have you ever heard a voice in your head telling you: You don’t to deserve to be her; you’re a fraud and everyone is about to find out?
You’re not alone. Many of us experience Imposter Syndrome and it doesn’t go away, but we can learn to manage it

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what Imposter Syndrome is, how it impacts you and what you can do to manage it
  • Uplevel your confidence by changing your thoughts and your body language

Intended audience:

Women in their 20s-50s who are looking to raise their visibility; have recently been promoted or considering promotion

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Teaching 1 Famous women who suffer with Imposter Syndrome
  • The link between Imposter Syndrome and procrastination
  • The Science: Our evolutionary brain
  • Teaching 2 How your language feeds Imposter Syndrome
  • Exercise: 1 Identify the beliefs that are holding you back
  • Teaching: 3 Mindset strategies to increase your confidence
  • Exercise: 2 How to change your body language to increase your confidence

Important info the attendees need to know

This is an interactive session, in which you will be invited to take part in written and physical movement.

Capacity: 30-40

Duration: 1.5 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Being Human

Caroline Whaley

Co-Founder @ Shine

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to ...

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to make the corporate world a more human place - a place where kindness and empathy are embedded in the culture but also a place where being human also means being flawed and messy and even on occasions downright unreasonable. In our short session together, we’ll consider your unique version of human and why you and your organisation will benefit from you showing up like that every day.

Intended audience: Open to all

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Our exercises include working in small groups, in pairs and visualisations.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Arrive with an open heart, curious mind and be ready to get involved!

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Duration: 1.5 hrs

Capacity: 75

Session also available at 14:30 - 16:30

Mon 15 Jun

11:00 - 12:30

Being Human

THEME:

Personal Development

Caroline Whaley

Co-Founder @ Shine

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to ...

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to make the corporate world a more human place - a place where kindness and empathy are embedded in the culture but also a place where being human also means being flawed and messy and even on occasions downright unreasonable. In our short session together, we’ll consider your unique version of human and why you and your organisation will benefit from you showing up like that every day.

Intended audience: Open to all

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Our exercises include working in small groups, in pairs and visualisations.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Arrive with an open heart, curious mind and be ready to get involved!

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Duration: 1.5 hrs

Capacity: 75

Session also available at 14:30 - 16:30

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:00

TRACK:

Personal Development

The Essence of Agile Working

Helen Lisowski

Independent Agile & Management Consultant @ FluidWorking

Sylvia MacDonald

Agile Delivery Coach @ FluidWorking

What to Expect:

So many people are introduced to agile working via a ...

What to Expect:

So many people are introduced to agile working via a framework such as SCRUM, SAFe or KANBAN, without really understanding more than the rules of that framework. This can lead to tribal behaviours and jaded personnel. Sadly, it often doesn't lead to the one thing we are looking for: better ways of working.

This workshop is a fun and informative introduction to what it REALLY means to work in agile ways.
There is some basic foundations explained, interspersed with several games and activities each of which teaches strong agile principles. This workshop has been in-demand at clients for the last 12 months as an introduction to agile working in the real world.

Intended audience: Open to everyone

Key takeaways include:

  • A Knowledge of several of the most common agile frameworks, and what the differences are between them
  • An understanding of how agile principles can be applied to every aspect of life - not just work
  • The confidence to challenge 'the rules' and know when it might be appropriate to do so
  • Familiarity with the language used among agile practitioners so you aren't bamboozled by jargon

Capacity: 50 people

Duration: 90mins

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:00

The Essence of Agile Working

THEME:

Personal Development

Helen Lisowski

Independent Agile & Management Consultant @ FluidWorking

Sylvia MacDonald

Agile Delivery Coach @ FluidWorking

What to Expect:

So many people are introduced to agile working via a ...

What to Expect:

So many people are introduced to agile working via a framework such as SCRUM, SAFe or KANBAN, without really understanding more than the rules of that framework. This can lead to tribal behaviours and jaded personnel. Sadly, it often doesn't lead to the one thing we are looking for: better ways of working.

This workshop is a fun and informative introduction to what it REALLY means to work in agile ways.
There is some basic foundations explained, interspersed with several games and activities each of which teaches strong agile principles. This workshop has been in-demand at clients for the last 12 months as an introduction to agile working in the real world.

Intended audience: Open to everyone

Key takeaways include:

  • A Knowledge of several of the most common agile frameworks, and what the differences are between them
  • An understanding of how agile principles can be applied to every aspect of life - not just work
  • The confidence to challenge 'the rules' and know when it might be appropriate to do so
  • Familiarity with the language used among agile practitioners so you aren't bamboozled by jargon

Capacity: 50 people

Duration: 90mins

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:30

TRACK:

Hands-on Labs

How to Create Ethical and Inclusive Products and Services

Patricia Gestoso

Head of Scientific Customer Support & Inclusive Experiences Advocate @ Dassault Systèmes

What to Expect:

We’ll use the Ethics and Inclusion Framework© free tool ...

What to Expect:

We’ll use the Ethics and Inclusion Framework© free tool to help attendees identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for the actual and potential negative impact of the services and products they create. The assessment is done via a questionnaire that incorporates the perspectives of users, unintended users, and non-users who may be indirectly impacted. The degree of inclusion of all those affected is evaluated against their diversity in terms of personal characteristics, accessibility, and access to technology. The likelihood of adverse outcomes is also assessed. As a bonus, uncovering those neglected and/or negatively impacted groups may highlight opportunities to foster innovation and differentiation.

Key takeaways:

  • Assess where we stand on the importance of ethical and inclusive design
  • Gain awareness that we are all continuously creating experiences for others in our personal and professional environments and all can be assessed in terms of inclusion and ethics
  • Learn how to systematically approach the creation of products and services that aim to be ethical and inclusive
  • Identify one clear and time-bound action to make your product or service more inclusive and ethical
  • Discover opportunities for product (or service) innovation and differentiation stemmed from uncovering neglected and/or negatively impacted groups by current solutions in the market.

Intended audience:

Product managers, software engineers, Marketers, D&I advocates, assistive technology specialists, user experience designers, services providers.

What sort of actives might be involved:

Spectrum mapping, working in groups, written assessments, discussions.

Important info the attendees need to know:

No previous formal certification professional experience on product or service design is required.

Attendees will get most of the event if they already come to the workshop with a product or service they want to assess through the lens of ethics and inclusion. This can be either a professional or a personal project.

There are some physical activities planned. If there are attendees with mobility issues, those exercises will be adapted accordingly.

Participants will be given a paper version of the Ethics and Inclusion Framework© to assess their product or service. If they have access to internet and a laptop/tablet/smartphone, they will be able to access online versions of the framework as well as explore further resources, but it is not necessary.

Duration: 120 minutes

Capacity: 35 people

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:30

How to Create Ethical and Inclusive Products and Services

THEME:

Hands-on Labs

Patricia Gestoso

Head of Scientific Customer Support & Inclusive Experiences Advocate @ Dassault Systèmes

What to Expect:

We’ll use the Ethics and Inclusion Framework© free tool ...

What to Expect:

We’ll use the Ethics and Inclusion Framework© free tool to help attendees identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for the actual and potential negative impact of the services and products they create. The assessment is done via a questionnaire that incorporates the perspectives of users, unintended users, and non-users who may be indirectly impacted. The degree of inclusion of all those affected is evaluated against their diversity in terms of personal characteristics, accessibility, and access to technology. The likelihood of adverse outcomes is also assessed. As a bonus, uncovering those neglected and/or negatively impacted groups may highlight opportunities to foster innovation and differentiation.

Key takeaways:

  • Assess where we stand on the importance of ethical and inclusive design
  • Gain awareness that we are all continuously creating experiences for others in our personal and professional environments and all can be assessed in terms of inclusion and ethics
  • Learn how to systematically approach the creation of products and services that aim to be ethical and inclusive
  • Identify one clear and time-bound action to make your product or service more inclusive and ethical
  • Discover opportunities for product (or service) innovation and differentiation stemmed from uncovering neglected and/or negatively impacted groups by current solutions in the market.

Intended audience:

Product managers, software engineers, Marketers, D&I advocates, assistive technology specialists, user experience designers, services providers.

What sort of actives might be involved:

Spectrum mapping, working in groups, written assessments, discussions.

Important info the attendees need to know:

No previous formal certification professional experience on product or service design is required.

Attendees will get most of the event if they already come to the workshop with a product or service they want to assess through the lens of ethics and inclusion. This can be either a professional or a personal project.

There are some physical activities planned. If there are attendees with mobility issues, those exercises will be adapted accordingly.

Participants will be given a paper version of the Ethics and Inclusion Framework© to assess their product or service. If they have access to internet and a laptop/tablet/smartphone, they will be able to access online versions of the framework as well as explore further resources, but it is not necessary.

Duration: 120 minutes

Capacity: 35 people

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Turn Your Inner Critic Into an Inner Cheerleader

Harriet Waley-Cohen

Speaker and Coach

What to Expect:

Research shows that 90% of women report having a ...

What to Expect:

Research shows that 90% of women report having a critical inner voice that tells them things like that they are stupid or ugly, and to put up with poor behaviour from others. A harsh inner critic means low self-esteem, poor emotional health and poor progress in life. It is also a barrier to career progression and financial health. Imagine having a cheerleader instead; an encouraging, kind, forgiving voice steeped in self-belief. Think how you’d feel, how you’d stand up for yourself, and what might become possible for your energy, career and fulfilment. It’s a gamechanger. Come and learn how to make it happen.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the role of the inner critic and where it comes from.
  • Learn how to stop letting it rule your life and keep you playing small.
  • Find your volume dial and learn how to turn it right down.
  • Create and activate your inner cheerleader.
  • Intended audience: women who would love to feel more confident, have greater self-belief and have a more fulfilling career and life overall.
  • What sort of activities might be involved: whole group and small break-out group discussion and integration activities, journalling, creative expression.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Bring a notebook and know that if you have an inner critic, you are not alone and there is something you can do about it.

Capacity: 60-80

Duration: 120 minutes

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:30

Turn Your Inner Critic Into an Inner Cheerleader

THEME:

Personal Development

Harriet Waley-Cohen

Speaker and Coach

What to Expect:

Research shows that 90% of women report having a ...

What to Expect:

Research shows that 90% of women report having a critical inner voice that tells them things like that they are stupid or ugly, and to put up with poor behaviour from others. A harsh inner critic means low self-esteem, poor emotional health and poor progress in life. It is also a barrier to career progression and financial health. Imagine having a cheerleader instead; an encouraging, kind, forgiving voice steeped in self-belief. Think how you’d feel, how you’d stand up for yourself, and what might become possible for your energy, career and fulfilment. It’s a gamechanger. Come and learn how to make it happen.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the role of the inner critic and where it comes from.
  • Learn how to stop letting it rule your life and keep you playing small.
  • Find your volume dial and learn how to turn it right down.
  • Create and activate your inner cheerleader.
  • Intended audience: women who would love to feel more confident, have greater self-belief and have a more fulfilling career and life overall.
  • What sort of activities might be involved: whole group and small break-out group discussion and integration activities, journalling, creative expression.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Bring a notebook and know that if you have an inner critic, you are not alone and there is something you can do about it.

Capacity: 60-80

Duration: 120 minutes

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Creating Psychological Safety

Nicola Forbes-Taylor

Leadership Coach @ NFT Consulting

What to expect:

Consider for a moment…

  • Have you ever ...

What to expect:

Consider for a moment…

  • Have you ever worked for someone who you truly trusted?
  • Who you could question without fear?
  • Who supported you when you screwed up?
  • Who was open with you in the good and the bad times?
  • Who supported you to learn?
  • Who you delivered your best work for?

Remember that feeling? THAT my friends, is psychological safety!

Leaders who create psychological safety create teams who perform, are innovative and are strongly bonded and supportive to each other.

If you want to create that within your team/s, this is for you!

Intended audience:

Middle and senior managers

What sort of activities might be involved:

Reflection, discussion, application of models

Key takeaways include:

  • What psychological safety is and isn’t
  • Your personal audit of safe behaviours
  • 3 things to do to create psychological safety in your team

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 30 people

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 15:30

Creating Psychological Safety

THEME:

Personal Development

Nicola Forbes-Taylor

Leadership Coach @ NFT Consulting

What to expect:

Consider for a moment…

  • Have you ever ...

What to expect:

Consider for a moment…

  • Have you ever worked for someone who you truly trusted?
  • Who you could question without fear?
  • Who supported you when you screwed up?
  • Who was open with you in the good and the bad times?
  • Who supported you to learn?
  • Who you delivered your best work for?

Remember that feeling? THAT my friends, is psychological safety!

Leaders who create psychological safety create teams who perform, are innovative and are strongly bonded and supportive to each other.

If you want to create that within your team/s, this is for you!

Intended audience:

Middle and senior managers

What sort of activities might be involved:

Reflection, discussion, application of models

Key takeaways include:

  • What psychological safety is and isn’t
  • Your personal audit of safe behaviours
  • 3 things to do to create psychological safety in your team

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 30 people

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:00

TRACK:

Personal Development

Leading with Assertiveness

Mamta Gera

CEO @ The New Leadership

What to Expect:

Are you able to express your feelings, thoughts and ...

What to Expect:

Are you able to express your feelings, thoughts and beliefs openly even when one disagrees with your point of view? How comfortable are you at delivering bad news or saying no in a way colleague or team member still feels valued? Often we feel uncomfortable with being assertive and sway between being passive and over domineering. In this workshop, we’ll look at how assertiveness leads to feeling more confident and the positive impact it has on our well-being.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Using a self-assessment, determine where you sit on the assertiveness scale
  • In groups, role play different work and personal scenarios to practice assertiveness

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about scripting and communication techniques and practice them with role plays

Capacity: 100 people

Duration: 2. 5 hours

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:00

Leading with Assertiveness

THEME:

Personal Development

Mamta Gera

CEO @ The New Leadership

What to Expect:

Are you able to express your feelings, thoughts and ...

What to Expect:

Are you able to express your feelings, thoughts and beliefs openly even when one disagrees with your point of view? How comfortable are you at delivering bad news or saying no in a way colleague or team member still feels valued? Often we feel uncomfortable with being assertive and sway between being passive and over domineering. In this workshop, we’ll look at how assertiveness leads to feeling more confident and the positive impact it has on our well-being.

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Using a self-assessment, determine where you sit on the assertiveness scale
  • In groups, role play different work and personal scenarios to practice assertiveness

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about scripting and communication techniques and practice them with role plays

Capacity: 100 people

Duration: 2. 5 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Master The Art Of Conflict Aikido: Learn the Tools, Practice the Patterns, Experience the Transformation!

Ishreen Bradley

Chief Inspiration Officer @ Equality Pioneers

What to Expect:

Conflict can create a lot of energy. Whether this energy ...

What to Expect:

Conflict can create a lot of energy. Whether this energy results in breakdowns or is channelled constructively is completely within your control - by your response.

Just as the martial art of Aikido has techniques to merge with the energy of the aggressor to flip it into something new, so does your response to conflict. In this workshop we will explore the sources of conflict, how different people respond to conflict, the consequences of different behaviours and strategies for success. You will practice different approaches to transform a conflict situation you are currently facing into a productive opportunity for progress.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to apply the ‘Art of Conflict Aikido’ toolkit:
  • Understand why people behave the way they do and how to work effectively with them in any situation
  • Learn different strategies for dealing with conflict
  • An action plan for transforming a challenging situation that you are currently dealing with
  • This session will offer you a CPD certificate

Intended audience:

Anyone dealing with a challenging situation at work who wants a constructive, progressive resolution and way forward.

What activities to expect/any thing the audience needs to bring or know beforehand:

Bring a specific challenge/conflict situation which involves another person/people at work that you are currently dealing with and want to transform

You can either participate individually if you do not want to share your challenge with others, but will get maximum value if you are willing to work with 3 other people in the group to practice and create new and different actions

Everyone who joins the workshop agrees to treat their group conversations as confidential

Capacity: 30

Duration: 3 hours

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:30

Master The Art Of Conflict Aikido: Learn the Tools, Practice the Patterns, Experience the Transformation!

THEME:

Personal Development

Ishreen Bradley

Chief Inspiration Officer @ Equality Pioneers

What to Expect:

Conflict can create a lot of energy. Whether this energy ...

What to Expect:

Conflict can create a lot of energy. Whether this energy results in breakdowns or is channelled constructively is completely within your control - by your response.

Just as the martial art of Aikido has techniques to merge with the energy of the aggressor to flip it into something new, so does your response to conflict. In this workshop we will explore the sources of conflict, how different people respond to conflict, the consequences of different behaviours and strategies for success. You will practice different approaches to transform a conflict situation you are currently facing into a productive opportunity for progress.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to apply the ‘Art of Conflict Aikido’ toolkit:
  • Understand why people behave the way they do and how to work effectively with them in any situation
  • Learn different strategies for dealing with conflict
  • An action plan for transforming a challenging situation that you are currently dealing with
  • This session will offer you a CPD certificate

Intended audience:

Anyone dealing with a challenging situation at work who wants a constructive, progressive resolution and way forward.

What activities to expect/any thing the audience needs to bring or know beforehand:

Bring a specific challenge/conflict situation which involves another person/people at work that you are currently dealing with and want to transform

You can either participate individually if you do not want to share your challenge with others, but will get maximum value if you are willing to work with 3 other people in the group to practice and create new and different actions

Everyone who joins the workshop agrees to treat their group conversations as confidential

Capacity: 30

Duration: 3 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:30

TRACK:

Hands-on Labs

Measuring Technology’s Impact on People and the Planet

Lisa Talia Moretti

Head of User Research @ Methods

Christina Judson

Transformation Manager @ Methods

Suzanne Maxted

Business Architect, BSc.(Hons), MBCS CITP, CBAP @ Methods

Josie Young

AI Lead @ Methods

What to Expect:

A hands-on session linking the Sustainable Development ...

What to Expect:

A hands-on session linking the Sustainable Development Goals with measurements and solutions. Let us reconfigure how we measure technology’s impact on human and planetary life!

Tech needs to get real about its impact on people and the planet. For too long we’ve been collecting superficial metrics that tell us how tech is performing, but not how it’s impacting communities and the world around us. With the countdown to achieving a carbon neutral world rapidly approaching single figures and the challenges set out in the Sustainable Development Goals – the way we measure tech impact has to change. The global tech community needs an impact tool for people and planet – and fast!

At this session, we hope to gather technology developers, producers, designers and enthusiasts into a room to explore, critique and establish innovative new ways to measure the impact of our technology creations on people and planet. Come and be part of shaping a new way to shape technology’s impact!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the specific ways that technology impacts people and our planet
  • Identify how this relates to your own organisation and practice
  • Have deep conversations with your peers about how these impacts manifest in our lives and what we can do about them
  • Identify how we start to work differently to minimise the negative impacts on people and planet, and move the dial on the Sustainable Development Goals

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Mapping out tech's impact on people and planet

Intended audience:

Anyone interested in making tech more sustainable

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 100 people

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:30

Measuring Technology’s Impact on People and the Planet

THEME:

Hands-on Labs

Lisa Talia Moretti

Head of User Research @ Methods

Christina Judson

Transformation Manager @ Methods

Suzanne Maxted

Business Architect, BSc.(Hons), MBCS CITP, CBAP @ Methods

Josie Young

AI Lead @ Methods

What to Expect:

A hands-on session linking the Sustainable Development ...

What to Expect:

A hands-on session linking the Sustainable Development Goals with measurements and solutions. Let us reconfigure how we measure technology’s impact on human and planetary life!

Tech needs to get real about its impact on people and the planet. For too long we’ve been collecting superficial metrics that tell us how tech is performing, but not how it’s impacting communities and the world around us. With the countdown to achieving a carbon neutral world rapidly approaching single figures and the challenges set out in the Sustainable Development Goals – the way we measure tech impact has to change. The global tech community needs an impact tool for people and planet – and fast!

At this session, we hope to gather technology developers, producers, designers and enthusiasts into a room to explore, critique and establish innovative new ways to measure the impact of our technology creations on people and planet. Come and be part of shaping a new way to shape technology’s impact!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the specific ways that technology impacts people and our planet
  • Identify how this relates to your own organisation and practice
  • Have deep conversations with your peers about how these impacts manifest in our lives and what we can do about them
  • Identify how we start to work differently to minimise the negative impacts on people and planet, and move the dial on the Sustainable Development Goals

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Mapping out tech's impact on people and planet

Intended audience:

Anyone interested in making tech more sustainable

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 100 people

 

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

The First Steps to Establishing Your Personal Brand

Leila Singh

Personal Brand Consultant, Coach, Speaker & Corporate Trainer @ Success Redefined

What to Expect:

Without a level of self-awareness, we run the risk of ...

What to Expect:

Without a level of self-awareness, we run the risk of creating a negative impression or indeed being invisible, and rapidly losing the interest of others.

This training is about gaining clarity on who we are, what we stand for and want to be known for, ensuring this is aligned to our decisions and actions. As a result, we remain authentic, congruent and in integrity in all we do.

This impacts our desired outcomes; Are we seeking to influence (to further our career and gain recognition), win business (sales), be the go-to person in our field, or simply remembered for the right reasons?
This training results in the creation of the foundations for your personal brand.

Key takeaways:

  • Gain clarity on your purpose – why you do what you do
  • Identify your core personal values, and why your strengths are not what they seem
  • Consider what you want to be known for, in your team, organisation and industry

Intended audience:

For career professionals who are seeking to establish or grow their personal brand in the workplace or industry, and those in sales, who want to win more business whilst retaining existing clients.

What sort of activities are involved:

  • There will be worksheets sent before the event
  • Identify the key aspects of your career that are important to you e.g. exposure, decision making, leadership, autonomy, financial, growth, comfort and familiarity etc.
  • Reach out to 6 people in your network who have worked with you in any capacity (peer, manager, client) and ask them to share three words to describe you (the first words that come to mind) in your professional capacity, and bring this data to the training
  • Brainstorm your key strengths
  • Give some thought to your core values

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 50

Mon 15 Jun

13:30 - 16:30

The First Steps to Establishing Your Personal Brand

THEME:

Personal Development

Leila Singh

Personal Brand Consultant, Coach, Speaker & Corporate Trainer @ Success Redefined

What to Expect:

Without a level of self-awareness, we run the risk of ...

What to Expect:

Without a level of self-awareness, we run the risk of creating a negative impression or indeed being invisible, and rapidly losing the interest of others.

This training is about gaining clarity on who we are, what we stand for and want to be known for, ensuring this is aligned to our decisions and actions. As a result, we remain authentic, congruent and in integrity in all we do.

This impacts our desired outcomes; Are we seeking to influence (to further our career and gain recognition), win business (sales), be the go-to person in our field, or simply remembered for the right reasons?
This training results in the creation of the foundations for your personal brand.

Key takeaways:

  • Gain clarity on your purpose – why you do what you do
  • Identify your core personal values, and why your strengths are not what they seem
  • Consider what you want to be known for, in your team, organisation and industry

Intended audience:

For career professionals who are seeking to establish or grow their personal brand in the workplace or industry, and those in sales, who want to win more business whilst retaining existing clients.

What sort of activities are involved:

  • There will be worksheets sent before the event
  • Identify the key aspects of your career that are important to you e.g. exposure, decision making, leadership, autonomy, financial, growth, comfort and familiarity etc.
  • Reach out to 6 people in your network who have worked with you in any capacity (peer, manager, client) and ask them to share three words to describe you (the first words that come to mind) in your professional capacity, and bring this data to the training
  • Brainstorm your key strengths
  • Give some thought to your core values

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 50

 

Mon 15 Jun

14:00 - 16:00

TRACK:

Hands-on Labs

Demystifying Blockchain: Where it Began, Why it is Implemented and How we can Navigate the Jargon

Zoe Mackenzie

Cyber Security Analyst @ ITV

What to Expect:

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain are often surrounded by ...

What to Expect:

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain are often surrounded by industry jargon, causing much confusion over what the technology is. What do organisations mean when they say "underlying Blockchain infrastructure"? In this workshop we will go right back to basics and liken cryptocurrencies to paper cash with the ‘lightbulb-moment’ being Blockchain. We will work on case-studies of Blockchain implementations with activities to solidify your newly acquired knowledge from the session. Bring a pad, pen and your imagination. Laptops are welcome if you wish to do further research, but are not necessary. This session is perfect for those who are inquisitive and interested to learn about Blockchain. It is theory-based so no prior technical knowledge is required. Technical knowledge and any industry expertise is a bonus.

Key takeaways:

  • Experience the lightbulb-moment of Blockchain
  • Understand how it can be useful in public and private domains
  • Learn when it is and isn’t suitable for implementation
  • Be able to spot the red-flags in the jargon
  • Imagine your own Blockchain solution

Intended audience:

This session is perfect for those who are inquisitive and interested to learn about Blockchain. It is theory-based so no prior technical knowledge is required. Technical knowledge and any industry expertise is a bonus.

What sort of activites might be involved:

Analysing case studies of Blockchain implementation and spotting the red-flags. Using pen to paper to diagram your own Blockchain solution.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Bring a pad, pen and your imagination. Laptops are welcome if you wish to do further research, but are not necessary.

Capacity: 60-100 people

Duration: 2 hours

Mon 15 Jun

14:00 - 16:00

Demystifying Blockchain: Where it Began, Why it is Implemented and How we can Navigate the Jargon

THEME:

Hands-on Labs

Zoe Mackenzie

Cyber Security Analyst @ ITV

What to Expect:

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain are often surrounded by ...

What to Expect:

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain are often surrounded by industry jargon, causing much confusion over what the technology is. What do organisations mean when they say "underlying Blockchain infrastructure"? In this workshop we will go right back to basics and liken cryptocurrencies to paper cash with the ‘lightbulb-moment’ being Blockchain. We will work on case-studies of Blockchain implementations with activities to solidify your newly acquired knowledge from the session. Bring a pad, pen and your imagination. Laptops are welcome if you wish to do further research, but are not necessary. This session is perfect for those who are inquisitive and interested to learn about Blockchain. It is theory-based so no prior technical knowledge is required. Technical knowledge and any industry expertise is a bonus.

Key takeaways:

  • Experience the lightbulb-moment of Blockchain
  • Understand how it can be useful in public and private domains
  • Learn when it is and isn’t suitable for implementation
  • Be able to spot the red-flags in the jargon
  • Imagine your own Blockchain solution

Intended audience:

This session is perfect for those who are inquisitive and interested to learn about Blockchain. It is theory-based so no prior technical knowledge is required. Technical knowledge and any industry expertise is a bonus.

What sort of activites might be involved:

Analysing case studies of Blockchain implementation and spotting the red-flags. Using pen to paper to diagram your own Blockchain solution.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Bring a pad, pen and your imagination. Laptops are welcome if you wish to do further research, but are not necessary.

Capacity: 60-100 people

Duration: 2 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

14:00 - 16:00

TRACK:

Personal Development

Could the 60% issue be holding you back?

Esther Stanhope

Speaker and Author @ The Impact Guru

What to Expect:

Women in tech face particular challenges when it comes ...

What to Expect:

Women in tech face particular challenges when it comes to speaking up and having a voice in business.

Do these comments sound annoyingly familiar?

"I don't speak up in meetings unless I'm 100% confident and I know what I'm talking about"

"I'm secretly worried that I'm not good enough (a lot of the time)"

"I'm a bit of a techie-plannerina and my messages get lost"

Former BBC prodcer, Esther helps senior women get their voice heard all over the world in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations.

She teaches them how to make an impact by building their executive presence, confidence and self-worth. And she can help you too!

Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to get your voice heard so people listen
  • Learn how to be confident and have presence with body language
  • Understand how to overcome the 60% issue!

Capacity: 100+

Duration: 2 hours

Mon 15 Jun

14:00 - 16:00

Could the 60% issue be holding you back?

THEME:

Personal Development

Esther Stanhope

Speaker and Author @ The Impact Guru

What to Expect:

Women in tech face particular challenges when it comes ...

What to Expect:

Women in tech face particular challenges when it comes to speaking up and having a voice in business.

Do these comments sound annoyingly familiar?

"I don't speak up in meetings unless I'm 100% confident and I know what I'm talking about"

"I'm secretly worried that I'm not good enough (a lot of the time)"

"I'm a bit of a techie-plannerina and my messages get lost"

Former BBC prodcer, Esther helps senior women get their voice heard all over the world in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations.

She teaches them how to make an impact by building their executive presence, confidence and self-worth. And she can help you too!

Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to get your voice heard so people listen
  • Learn how to be confident and have presence with body language
  • Understand how to overcome the 60% issue!

Capacity: 100+

Duration: 2 hours

 

Mon 15 Jun

14:30 - 16:30

TRACK:

Personal Development

Being Human

Caroline Whaley

Co-Founder @ Shine

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to ...

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to make the corporate world a more human place - a place where kindness and empathy are embedded in the culture but also a place where being human also means being flawed and messy and even on occasions downright unreasonable. In our short session together, we’ll consider your unique version of human and why you and your organisation will benefit from you showing up like that every day.

Intended audience: Open to all

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Our exercises include working in small groups, in pairs and visualisations.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Arrive with an open heart, curious mind and be ready to get involved!

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Duration: 2 hrs

Capacity: 75

Session also available at 11:00 - 12:30

Mon 15 Jun

14:30 - 16:30

Being Human

THEME:

Personal Development

Caroline Whaley

Co-Founder @ Shine

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to ...

What to Expect:

For the past 5 years Shine has been on a mission to make the corporate world a more human place - a place where kindness and empathy are embedded in the culture but also a place where being human also means being flawed and messy and even on occasions downright unreasonable. In our short session together, we’ll consider your unique version of human and why you and your organisation will benefit from you showing up like that every day.

Intended audience: Open to all

What sort of activities might be involved:

  • Our exercises include working in small groups, in pairs and visualisations.

Important info the attendees need to know:

Arrive with an open heart, curious mind and be ready to get involved!

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Duration: 2 hrs

Capacity: 75

Session also available at 11:00 - 12:30