Women of Silicon Roundabout 2019: Agenda at a Glance

February 21, 2019 | Georgina Varley

Silicon Roundabout Agenda At A Glance 2019

You spoke. We listened. Women of Silicon Roundabout is back for 2019 and it's bigger and better than ever before.

Embrace diversity and inclusion, broaden your professional network and discover new approaches to challenges at this year's conference. Here's how we've taken on board your feedback to ensure that this year's Women of Silicon Roundabout is the highlight of your tech event calendar. 

What did you think about Women of Silicon Roundabout 2018?

So, you loved last year's event – 96% of you said that Women of Silicon Roundabout either grew your confidence or left you feeling inspired. 

Here's what you enjoyed most at last year's event...

  • The opportunities for networking.
  • The quality of the speakers, especially the keynotes.
  • The supportive and welcoming atmosphere.
  • The broad range of content featured in the speeches, workshops, and technical classes.

Expect this and so much more at this year's conference, taking place 25th - 26th June 2019 at ExCeL London. It's time to drive your digital economy.

 The most empowering tech event I’ve ever attended!

Process Development Technical Lead, TLT LLP


Why should you join us at Women of Silicon Roundabout 2019?

Building on the success of our 2016, 2017, and 2018 events, we have increased the number of inspirational speakers to over 300, attracting more than 6,000 technology leaders and professionals to the UK's vibrant centrepiece for women in tech. Join us in celebrating gender diversity in the world's fastest growing industry.

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Last year, we asked you what content you wanted to see more of in 2019. Here's what you had to say...

  • In-depth technical content and practical sessions.
  • 'How to' sessions on ways to attract more females to the industry. 
  • Information on how new technologies are transforming roles and how to build skillsets in these areas.
  • 'How to' sessions on changing roles later in life.
  • Sessions on agile project management.
  • Sessions on engineering.
  • Sessions on data analysis.
  • Sessions for product managers. 
  • Information about female angel investors.

We also asked you about the biggest challenges you face in your tech career. Here were the most popular responses...

  • Dealing with unconscious bias.
  • Juggling work with being a mother/having a personal life.
  • Climbing the career ladder.
  • Finding confidence in the workplace.

We can help you with all of this — our agenda is tailored to your needs. 

Agenda At A Glance 

The Future of Tech: Disrupt or be disrupted! Which tech-change agent will you become?

  • Your journey to truly cognitive technology: Robotics, RPA, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, A.I. and beyond!
  • Big Data and Analytics – creating change agents to win the data science war. 
  • To the intelligent edge – the next IT transformation.
  • How to upskill fast and identify your pathway to seniority.

Answering these requests: More in-depth technical content and practical sessions, more information on how new technologies are transforming roles and how to build skillsets in these areas, more sessions on engineering, more sessions for product managers, more sessions on data analysis and climbing the career ladder

The 2019 Tech-Pulse: Master today’s tech possibilities to improve your success right now!

  • Beyond data lakes – how to turn data-driven decision making into practice.
  • Evolving cloud  distributed tech, edge computing and its overlay implications.
  • Automation  understanding software-defined segmentation.

Answering these requests: More in-depth technical content and practical sessions, more sessions on data analysis, more sessions on engineering, more information on how new technologies are transforming roles and how to build skillsets in these areas.

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The Evolution of Work: Lead from the front by embracing, instead of fearing, the modern-day work environment. 

  • Fit for purpose recruitment practices to attract the workforce your future business needs.
  • Work/life balance – creating space for wellbeing and productivity.
  • Embracing the new project practices  Agile vs. Kanban vs. Waterfall.

Answering these requests: More 'How to' sessions on ways to attract more females to the industry, juggling work with being a mother/having a personal life, more sessions on agile project management and more information on how new technologies are transforming roles and how to build skillsets in these areas.

Founders Focus – Changing The World Through Entrepreneurship: Learn from fellow founders’ success stories and gain practical advice on how to scale your business.

  • What to consider when investing in technology?
  • Outsourcing vs. in-housing your tech & tech teams - which way to go?
  • Creating your pitch-deck  what to include & what it should look like. 

Answering these requests: More information about female angel investors and finding confidence in the workplace. 

Diversity, Inclusion and You!: Be empowered with the practical insight, tools and confidence you need to take action.

  • Ageism – as working life extends into our 70’s how will it impact you?
  • Upskilling fast – adapting to an ever-changing tech sector landscape.
  • Pay gaps – looking into the true state of affairs and understanding the psychology of pay gaps.

Answering these requests: Climbing the career ladder, finding confidence in the workplace, more information on how new technologies are transforming roles and how to build skillsets in these areas and dealing with unconscious bias.

Career & Personal Development: Upskill yourself for the modern workforce!

  • Practical tips & tricks for navigating your way into a tech-specific career.
  • The fundamentals of changing careers at any age.
  • Demystifying having it all.

Answering these requests: Climbing the career ladder, more 'How to' sessions on changing roles later in life and juggling work with being a mother/having a personal life.


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Who will be at Women of Silicon Roundabout 2019?

Liaise with representatives from top Silicon Roundabout technology companies including our sponsors...

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Speakers joining us at London's top event for women in technology include...

  • Oona King, Director of Diversity Strategy @ Google
  • Doina Popa, CIO – Salesforce @ Barclays
  • Genevieve Kangurs, Head of Digital Experience & Adoption @ TSB
  • Catherine Trotter, Technology Director @ Moneysupermarket Group
  • Stacey O’Connor, Project Manager – Team Lead & Account Principal @ Adobe
  • Shephali Sillitoe, Director – GTB Operations & Technology, Cross-Product Operations & Technology Services @ Deutsche Bank
  • Anne Boden, CEO @ Starling Bank
  • Caroline Hermon, Head of New Business & Adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning @ SAS
  • Tiffany Carpenter, Head of Customer Intelligence Solutions UKI @ SAS
  • Renée A. Ure, Vice President – Global Supply Chain @ Lenovo
  • Rikke Rosenlund, Founder & CEO @ BorrowMyDoggy
  • Maggie Buggie, SVP – Global Head of SAP Leonardo Services @ SAP
  • Melinda Roylett, European Lead @ Square
  • Ali Minaei, CTO @ Yoyo Wallet
  • Sharon Cooper, Chief Digital Officer @ EIU
  • Lesya Liskevych, Head of Web Analytics @ Kindred Group
  • Fiona Hathorn, Managing Director @ Women on Boards UK
  • Claire Calmejane, Chief Innovation Officer @ Societe Generale Group
  • Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder @ FreeUp.io
  • Jeremy Boon, Respect & Inclusion Lead – Analytics @ Deloitte Technology
  • Lesley Reeve, COO & Director of Customer Success @ FISCAL Technologies
  • Ashleigh Ainsley, Co-Founder @ Colorintech

There's more speakers to be added, watch this space!  


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