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Mon 4 May

07:30 - 09:15

Registration & Networking

Mon 4 May

07:30 - 09:15

Registration & Networking

Mon 4 May

08:45 - 09:00

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Keynotes

Welcome & Opening remarks

Mon 4 May

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome & Opening remarks

THEME:

Keynotes

Mon 4 May

09:00 - 11:00

THEME:

Keynotes

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

Mon 4 May

09:00 - 11:00

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

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Keynotes

Mon 4 May

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee & Networking

Mon 4 May

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee & Networking

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Future-Proofing Yourself Amidst The Digital Revolution

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

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

Key takeaways include:

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

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

Future-Proofing Yourself Amidst The Digital Revolution

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

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

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

Key takeaways include:

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

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Technical Talk

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

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing the adoption of tech trends across the industries
  • Assessing the adoption rates per company size
  • What are the key technologies to watch: Gigabit Wi-Fi, IT automation technology, AI, Quantum, Edge, Serverless computing, containers, VR/AR, containers

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

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

THEME:

Technical Talk

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing the adoption of tech trends across the industries
  • Assessing the adoption rates per company size
  • What are the key technologies to watch: Gigabit Wi-Fi, IT automation technology, AI, Quantum, Edge, Serverless computing, containers, VR/AR, containers
 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Digital Transformation And The Intersection Of Business Strategy For Tech Enablement

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • How to assess what your business is actually ready for - individual technologies decidedly operational in focus, or a digital strategy developed with an eye on transforming the business
  • How to ensure the skills exist in the organization to make the strategy a reality
  • How to up your digital game as a method to attract and retain top talent

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

Digital Transformation And The Intersection Of Business Strategy For Tech Enablement

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • How to assess what your business is actually ready for - individual technologies decidedly operational in focus, or a digital strategy developed with an eye on transforming the business
  • How to ensure the skills exist in the organization to make the strategy a reality
  • How to up your digital game as a method to attract and retain top talent
 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Non-Tech Career Paths Into The Tech Sector

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • Considering product management: The types of people that would be best suited to this type of role
  • Ever heard of UX design? Understanding what it involves and who would be best suited to this type of role
  • Examining copywriting: What it is and who would be best suited to it?

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

Non-Tech Career Paths Into The Tech Sector

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • Considering product management: The types of people that would be best suited to this type of role
  • Ever heard of UX design? Understanding what it involves and who would be best suited to this type of role
  • Examining copywriting: What it is and who would be best suited to it?
 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Founder Focus

Are You Ready to Lead: Assessing and Investing in Growing You

Joy Dixon

Founder & CEO @ Mosaic Presence

Great leadership begins with self-awareness, grows through self-care, and expands equal to your ...

Great leadership begins with self-awareness, grows through self-care, and expands equal to your willingness to be uncomfortable. Join me to learn more!

Key takeaways include:

  • How to increase self-awareness
  • Benefits of practicing self-care (for you and your team/organization)
  • Navigating the uncomfortable with courage and caring while developing your confidence

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

Are You Ready to Lead: Assessing and Investing in Growing You

THEME:

Founder Focus

Joy Dixon

Founder & CEO @ Mosaic Presence

Great leadership begins with self-awareness, grows through self-care, and expands equal to your ...

Great leadership begins with self-awareness, grows through self-care, and expands equal to your willingness to be uncomfortable. Join me to learn more!

Key takeaways include:

  • How to increase self-awareness
  • Benefits of practicing self-care (for you and your team/organization)
  • Navigating the uncomfortable with courage and caring while developing your confidence
 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

Why Are Women Leaving The Tech Sector?

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

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

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

Why Are Women Leaving The Tech Sector?

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

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

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

 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Prioritising D&I from The Very Beginning

The topic of diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of many organizations. The good ...

The topic of diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of many organizations. The good news is that studies shows that a D&I strategy is one of the greatest investments a business can make, as the impact of these stretches beyond the workforce. Join us in this session, to discuss how prioritising D&I isn’t just the right thing to do: it’s good for business as well.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to get leadership to live and breathe D&I to embed diversity and inclusion within the organisation
  • How to avoid the failure of authentically embracing D&I
  • How you can position yourself as a company that truly embraces diversity and inclusion increases staff retention

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

Prioritising D&I from The Very Beginning

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

The topic of diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of many organizations. The good ...

The topic of diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of many organizations. The good news is that studies shows that a D&I strategy is one of the greatest investments a business can make, as the impact of these stretches beyond the workforce. Join us in this session, to discuss how prioritising D&I isn’t just the right thing to do: it’s good for business as well.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to get leadership to live and breathe D&I to embed diversity and inclusion within the organisation
  • How to avoid the failure of authentically embracing D&I
  • How you can position yourself as a company that truly embraces diversity and inclusion increases staff retention
 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Seminar: Soft Skills

Beyond the Technical, Do You Have the Leadership Skills to Succeed in the Next Decade?

Priya Ramesh

President and Founder @ CEO Communication LLC

There comes a point in everyone’s career, when you realize that beyond the technical skills, you ...

There comes a point in everyone’s career, when you realize that beyond the technical skills, you also need sound leadership skills to grow and advance. In this workshop, I will teach you critical leadership skills required to succeed in the next decade.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn the new definition of “leadership”
  • Understand the soft skills that will define your success
  • Hear real-world examples of leaders set to thrive in the future

Leadership

Career

Inspiration

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

Beyond the Technical, Do You Have the Leadership Skills to Succeed in the Next Decade?

THEME:

Seminar: Soft Skills

Priya Ramesh

President and Founder @ CEO Communication LLC

There comes a point in everyone’s career, when you realize that beyond the technical skills, you ...

There comes a point in everyone’s career, when you realize that beyond the technical skills, you also need sound leadership skills to grow and advance. In this workshop, I will teach you critical leadership skills required to succeed in the next decade.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn the new definition of “leadership”
  • Understand the soft skills that will define your success
  • Hear real-world examples of leaders set to thrive in the future

Leadership

Career

Inspiration

Leadership

Career

Inspiration

 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

Why Profit is not the Be All and End All

Most profitable companies are not those that are most profit focused. We have found that profit ...

Most profitable companies are not those that are most profit focused. We have found that profit maximization doesn't seem to be the main goal of inspiring workplaces. Those companies are able to harness the power of purpose, to drive performance and profitability, to enjoy a distinct and competitive advantage. Join us in this discussion, as we talk about Identifying the impact you want to have on the world, will ultimately lead to profits and sustainable success.

Key takeaways include:

  • Which you should focus on - impact or purpose, or both
  • How to overcome bureaucracy, silos and egos and helps to unleash the full potential of the organization
  • How to identify the core vales

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

Why Profit is not the Be All and End All

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

Most profitable companies are not those that are most profit focused. We have found that profit ...

Most profitable companies are not those that are most profit focused. We have found that profit maximization doesn't seem to be the main goal of inspiring workplaces. Those companies are able to harness the power of purpose, to drive performance and profitability, to enjoy a distinct and competitive advantage. Join us in this discussion, as we talk about Identifying the impact you want to have on the world, will ultimately lead to profits and sustainable success.

Key takeaways include:

  • Which you should focus on - impact or purpose, or both
  • How to overcome bureaucracy, silos and egos and helps to unleash the full potential of the organization
  • How to identify the core vales
 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

The Future of Work: Will Macho Robots Take Over The World?

Wendy M. Pfeffier

CIO @ Nutanix

Today’s media abounds with tales of a dystopian future filled with dispassionate robot overlords ...

Today’s media abounds with tales of a dystopian future filled with dispassionate robot overlords and desperate bands of hungry marauders stealing credits and copper wire. In fact, modern society already relies on significant machine learning and robotic process automation to keep the lights on, and the result has instead tended towards the utopian. In this presentation, I will share how this new technology revolution is being designed and built by the increasingly young, male, and conservative engineering populations of Silicon Valley and the world’s tech capitals. Let us question whether their unconscious bias affecting political outcomes, wealth creation and access to resources.

Robotics

AI

Business Strategy

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:00

The Future of Work: Will Macho Robots Take Over The World?

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Wendy M. Pfeffier

CIO @ Nutanix

Today’s media abounds with tales of a dystopian future filled with dispassionate robot overlords ...

Today’s media abounds with tales of a dystopian future filled with dispassionate robot overlords and desperate bands of hungry marauders stealing credits and copper wire. In fact, modern society already relies on significant machine learning and robotic process automation to keep the lights on, and the result has instead tended towards the utopian. In this presentation, I will share how this new technology revolution is being designed and built by the increasingly young, male, and conservative engineering populations of Silicon Valley and the world’s tech capitals. Let us question whether their unconscious bias affecting political outcomes, wealth creation and access to resources.

Robotics

AI

Business Strategy

Robotics

AI

Business Strategy

 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Taster Classes

Learning to Code and Building Products in <1 Year

Steph Smith

Senior Analyst @ The Hustle

Presentation details coming soon...

Presentation details coming soon...

Programming

Beginner's Tech

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

Learning to Code and Building Products in <1 Year

THEME:

Taster Classes

Steph Smith

Senior Analyst @ The Hustle

Presentation details coming soon...

Presentation details coming soon...

Programming

Beginner's Tech

Programming

Beginner's Tech

 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Master Classes

Hacking with Amazon Alexa

Kesha Williams

Software Engineer & AWS Technical Instructor @ A Cloud Guru

Audience Level: Attendees with prior programming experience (advanced)

...

Audience Level: Attendees with prior programming experience (advanced)

Voice represents the next major disruption in computing. Learn how to create compelling voice experiences and join the voice revolution! Whether you’re a developer, designer, or tech enthusiast, this workshop will teach you how to create your very own skill (app) for Amazon Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo. During the workshop, you'll receive in-depth training on how to build and publish skills that make Alexa smarter and make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees learn how to build custom skills (apps) for Amazon Alexa

Hacking

Voice Tech

Advanced Tech

Programming

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

Hacking with Amazon Alexa

THEME:

Master Classes

Kesha Williams

Software Engineer & AWS Technical Instructor @ A Cloud Guru

Audience Level: Attendees with prior programming experience (advanced)

...

Audience Level: Attendees with prior programming experience (advanced)

Voice represents the next major disruption in computing. Learn how to create compelling voice experiences and join the voice revolution! Whether you’re a developer, designer, or tech enthusiast, this workshop will teach you how to create your very own skill (app) for Amazon Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo. During the workshop, you'll receive in-depth training on how to build and publish skills that make Alexa smarter and make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees learn how to build custom skills (apps) for Amazon Alexa

Hacking

Voice Tech

Advanced Tech

Programming

Hacking

Voice Tech

Advanced Tech

Programming

 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Workshops

Design and Build Secure and Scalable APIs in the Decentralized Internet

Amanda Hua

Principle Software Engineer @ Ripple

In this workshop I will explore the key features of blockchain technology regards to operations, ...

In this workshop I will explore the key features of blockchain technology regards to operations, identity security, data security, networking security. I will discuss about how to Design and Build Secure and Scalable APIs in the Decentralized.

Key takeaways include:

  • Why, What and How to “decentralize”
  • Develop architecture examples
  • How to deal with failures and scale

API

Data

Advanced Tech

Security

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

Design and Build Secure and Scalable APIs in the Decentralized Internet

THEME:

Workshops

Amanda Hua

Principle Software Engineer @ Ripple

In this workshop I will explore the key features of blockchain technology regards to operations, ...

In this workshop I will explore the key features of blockchain technology regards to operations, identity security, data security, networking security. I will discuss about how to Design and Build Secure and Scalable APIs in the Decentralized.

Key takeaways include:

  • Why, What and How to “decentralize”
  • Develop architecture examples
  • How to deal with failures and scale

API

Data

Advanced Tech

Security

API

Data

Advanced Tech

Security

 

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Workshops

Overcome Gender-Specific Dynamics to Achieve Equality and Success in your Career

Maya Raber

Founder @ Tulip Management

This workshop addresses gender-specific team dynamics and career challenges female employees ...

This workshop addresses gender-specific team dynamics and career challenges female employees often face at high-tech companies, and as importantly strategies to overcome these challenges.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the root cause to some of the gender specific challenges women face at work
  • Discuss specific examples from the high-tech industry (e.g.: Microaggression, Service provider, Share credit)
  • Develop tactical and strategic solutions to these challenges

Mon 4 May

11:30 - 12:30

Overcome Gender-Specific Dynamics to Achieve Equality and Success in your Career

THEME:

Workshops

Maya Raber

Founder @ Tulip Management

This workshop addresses gender-specific team dynamics and career challenges female employees ...

This workshop addresses gender-specific team dynamics and career challenges female employees often face at high-tech companies, and as importantly strategies to overcome these challenges.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the root cause to some of the gender specific challenges women face at work
  • Discuss specific examples from the high-tech industry (e.g.: Microaggression, Service provider, Share credit)
  • Develop tactical and strategic solutions to these challenges
 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Why Security Should Always Be A Part Of Every Decision that 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. So how, as business leaders can you achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments and make them secure?

Key takeaways include:

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

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

Why Security Should Always Be A Part Of Every Decision that 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. So how, as business leaders can you achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments and make them secure?

Key takeaways include:

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

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Technical Talk

The Path to Digital Transformation with Hybrid Cloud

Dixie Adams

Managing Partner, Cloud Application Innovation, North America @ IBM

Audience Level - Advanced. In this talk we will explore how cognitive ...

Audience Level - Advanced. In this talk we will explore how cognitive capabilities, together with the cloud, drive innovation and power market disruption.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the business benefits of a cognitive enterprise
  • Get to grips with cloud strategy tenets
  • Take home the essential attributes to enable business growth and innovation on the cloud
  • How to overcome key challenges on your cloud journey

Cloud

Digital Transformation

Advanced Tech

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

The Path to Digital Transformation with Hybrid Cloud

THEME:

Technical Talk

Dixie Adams

Managing Partner, Cloud Application Innovation, North America @ IBM

Audience Level - Advanced. In this talk we will explore how cognitive ...

Audience Level - Advanced. In this talk we will explore how cognitive capabilities, together with the cloud, drive innovation and power market disruption.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the business benefits of a cognitive enterprise
  • Get to grips with cloud strategy tenets
  • Take home the essential attributes to enable business growth and innovation on the cloud
  • How to overcome key challenges on your cloud journey

Cloud

Digital Transformation

Advanced Tech

Cloud

Digital Transformation

Advanced Tech

 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Building Sustainability Mindsets In Business And Why It Matters

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

Responsible businesses require new corporate mindsets. An integrated sustainability strategy can help you stand out as a business, as well being the right thing to do. However, when it comes to going green, there’s talk and then there’s action! During this session we will consider the benefits to adopting a truly embedded sustainability strategy and what this should look like to capitalise on the benefits to your business.

Key takeaways include:

  • Review of how sustainability could potentially open the door to new markets for your organization
  • Assess where a robust sustainability strategy can positively impact on operational costs to the business
  • Understand how sustainability can help you stand out and make your business more attractive to top talent

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

Building Sustainability Mindsets In Business And Why It Matters

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

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

Responsible businesses require new corporate mindsets. An integrated sustainability strategy can help you stand out as a business, as well being the right thing to do. However, when it comes to going green, there’s talk and then there’s action! During this session we will consider the benefits to adopting a truly embedded sustainability strategy and what this should look like to capitalise on the benefits to your business.

Key takeaways include:

  • Review of how sustainability could potentially open the door to new markets for your organization
  • Assess where a robust sustainability strategy can positively impact on operational costs to the business
  • Understand how sustainability can help you stand out and make your business more attractive to top talent
 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

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
  • Review of the current tech sector and just what roles are companies currently looking for
  • Insight into where pure tech roles heading in the next 10 years

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

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
  • Review of the current tech sector and just what roles are companies currently looking for
  • Insight into where pure tech roles heading in the next 10 years
 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Founder Focus

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

Ilana Golan

Board Director and General Partner @ Homrun

If you have an idea and debating about starting your own business or you've just started one - ...

If you have an idea and debating about starting your own business or you've just started one - this is the perfect presentation for you.

This presentation goes through the basics of starting a business from an idea, team, story, proving riskiest assumptions, go to market strategies, raising money and more. Embedded with personal stories as well as lessons from successes and failures of known companies. We'll also touch on how you can experiment and try out your idea before completely jumping to entrepreneurship.

Key takeaways include

  • How to validate and test an idea
  • What should be your go-to-market strategy and how can you get traction for your business?
  • What investors look for

Entrepreneurship

Business Strategy

Career

Inspiration

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

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

THEME:

Founder Focus

Ilana Golan

Board Director and General Partner @ Homrun

If you have an idea and debating about starting your own business or you've just started one - ...

If you have an idea and debating about starting your own business or you've just started one - this is the perfect presentation for you.

This presentation goes through the basics of starting a business from an idea, team, story, proving riskiest assumptions, go to market strategies, raising money and more. Embedded with personal stories as well as lessons from successes and failures of known companies. We'll also touch on how you can experiment and try out your idea before completely jumping to entrepreneurship.

Key takeaways include

  • How to validate and test an idea
  • What should be your go-to-market strategy and how can you get traction for your business?
  • What investors look for

Entrepreneurship

Business Strategy

Career

Inspiration

Entrepreneurship

Business Strategy

Career

Inspiration

 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Using AI to Improve Diversity and Inclusion

Deepika Yerragunta

Co-Founder @ Advancing Women in Product

We will explore how AI is improving diversity and inclusion - Most companies are aware that they ...

We will explore how AI is improving diversity and inclusion - Most companies are aware that they want to improve diversity and inclusion but do not know how. There are multiple challenges to tackle along the way. AI and data science techniques help us understand our unconscious bias and remove it.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how Diversity and Inclusion is broken today
  • What can we do to better prepare to help diversity and inclusion in companies and take on this revolution?
  • How is AI going to help us improve diversity and inclusion?

AI

Diversity and Inclusion

Business Strategy

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

Using AI to Improve Diversity and Inclusion

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Deepika Yerragunta

Co-Founder @ Advancing Women in Product

We will explore how AI is improving diversity and inclusion - Most companies are aware that they ...

We will explore how AI is improving diversity and inclusion - Most companies are aware that they want to improve diversity and inclusion but do not know how. There are multiple challenges to tackle along the way. AI and data science techniques help us understand our unconscious bias and remove it.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how Diversity and Inclusion is broken today
  • What can we do to better prepare to help diversity and inclusion in companies and take on this revolution?
  • How is AI going to help us improve diversity and inclusion?

AI

Diversity and Inclusion

Business Strategy

AI

Diversity and Inclusion

Business Strategy

 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Seminar: Soft Skills

Pursuing a Technical Focused 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

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

Pursuing a Technical Focused Career

THEME:

Seminar: 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
 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

Expanding Healthcare Access, Without Judgement

Katelyn Watson

VP of Marketing @ Nurx

Digital health companies like Nurx are focused on tackling patient access to prescriptions and ...

Digital health companies like Nurx are focused on tackling patient access to prescriptions and treatments for more sensitive health needs, like birth control and STI testing. Gone are the days of having to discuss stigmatized health concerns with your physician face-to-face. Savvy, direct to consumer platforms are reinventing the way we engage with health - taking embarrassment out of the game! - all the while filling the gaps in our healthcare system and reaching people who wouldn't otherwise have access to much needed care. Key takeaways coming soon...

Healthcare

Business Strategy

Social Change

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

Expanding Healthcare Access, Without Judgement

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

Katelyn Watson

VP of Marketing @ Nurx

Digital health companies like Nurx are focused on tackling patient access to prescriptions and ...

Digital health companies like Nurx are focused on tackling patient access to prescriptions and treatments for more sensitive health needs, like birth control and STI testing. Gone are the days of having to discuss stigmatized health concerns with your physician face-to-face. Savvy, direct to consumer platforms are reinventing the way we engage with health - taking embarrassment out of the game! - all the while filling the gaps in our healthcare system and reaching people who wouldn't otherwise have access to much needed care. Key takeaways coming soon...

Healthcare

Business Strategy

Social Change

Healthcare

Business Strategy

Social Change

 

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Responsible AI: The Importance of Getting it Right and the Harm of Getting it Wrong

Morgan Gregory

Office of the CTO @ Google

The adoption of AI is accelerating at an increasing pace. We’re reaping many benefits from the ...

The adoption of AI is accelerating at an increasing pace. We’re reaping many benefits from the advancement of AI, but we’re also seeing hints of the unintended harm that occurs when Responsibility isn’t front and center. It’s critical for us to understand how and why this happens because it impacts all of us.

Key takeaways include:

  • How bias creeps into AI systems, and what we can do about it
  • The environmental impact of AI
  • The trust, safety, privacy, and security implications of AITech - as-a-service

Mon 4 May

12:05 - 12:35

Responsible AI: The Importance of Getting it Right and the Harm of Getting it Wrong

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Morgan Gregory

Office of the CTO @ Google

The adoption of AI is accelerating at an increasing pace. We’re reaping many benefits from the ...

The adoption of AI is accelerating at an increasing pace. We’re reaping many benefits from the advancement of AI, but we’re also seeing hints of the unintended harm that occurs when Responsibility isn’t front and center. It’s critical for us to understand how and why this happens because it impacts all of us.

Key takeaways include:

  • How bias creeps into AI systems, and what we can do about it
  • The environmental impact of AI
  • The trust, safety, privacy, and security implications of AITech - as-a-service
 

Mon 4 May

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking

Mon 4 May

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

Becoming A Data-Driven Leader

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • How to quantitatively assess what your organization 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

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

Becoming A Data-Driven Leader

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • How to quantitatively assess what your organization 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
 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Technical Talk

Cloud Tooling Landscapes

Karuna Goyal

Senior Software Engineer @ IBM

In this talk, I will share how and why we should move to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud architectures of ...

In this talk, I will share how and why we should move to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud architectures of Software Design. And which open source technologies can help you in that Cloud Native journey.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the skills needed to build huge scalable and reliable Software infrastructures
  • Learn how to start your cloud journey from monolithic or legacy software using open source
  • Hear about the technologies that are strengthening business, why & how we should start leveraging them

Software Engineering

Advanced Tech

Cloud

Software Infrastructures

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

Cloud Tooling Landscapes

THEME:

Technical Talk

Karuna Goyal

Senior Software Engineer @ IBM

In this talk, I will share how and why we should move to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud architectures of ...

In this talk, I will share how and why we should move to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud architectures of Software Design. And which open source technologies can help you in that Cloud Native journey.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the skills needed to build huge scalable and reliable Software infrastructures
  • Learn how to start your cloud journey from monolithic or legacy software using open source
  • Hear about the technologies that are strengthening business, why & how we should start leveraging them

Software Engineering

Advanced Tech

Cloud

Software Infrastructures

Software Engineering

Advanced Tech

Cloud

Software Infrastructures

 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Why Adopting Flexible Working Policies Is Good For Your Business?

Presentation details coming soon...

Presentation details coming soon...

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

Why Adopting Flexible Working Policies Is Good For Your Business?

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Presentation details coming soon...

Presentation details coming soon...

 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Failing Gracefully

Jutta Williams

Senior Technical Program Manager @ Facebook

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." (JFK). Silicon Valley is the ...

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." (JFK). Silicon Valley is the home of the moonshot. This talk explores how daring to achieve great things means accepting the risk of failure. We'll look at the difference between teams and ideas that are struggling vs. those that are failing. We will discuss what it means to exit a project gracefully and how great women leaders pivot in ways that energize our teams to go into the next adventure without fear.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand that failing does not make us a failure
  • How to recognize its time to pivot
  • Leading gracefully through directional change

Career

Inspiration

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

Failing Gracefully

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Jutta Williams

Senior Technical Program Manager @ Facebook

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." (JFK). Silicon Valley is the ...

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." (JFK). Silicon Valley is the home of the moonshot. This talk explores how daring to achieve great things means accepting the risk of failure. We'll look at the difference between teams and ideas that are struggling vs. those that are failing. We will discuss what it means to exit a project gracefully and how great women leaders pivot in ways that energize our teams to go into the next adventure without fear.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand that failing does not make us a failure
  • How to recognize its time to pivot
  • Leading gracefully through directional change

Career

Inspiration

Career

Inspiration

 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Founder Focus

The Realities of Handling A HyperGrowth Environment

Understanding how to look within to be able to build onwards and upwards is essential in a ...

Understanding how to look within to be able to build onwards and upwards is essential in a hypergrowth environment. What does this actually mean and look like in practice, and what are the potential pitfalls you want to avoid? All this and more will be assessed during this presentation, form speakers that have been there and got the hypergrowth T-Shirt!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding decision-making when it’s a breakneck speed and how to succeed
  • How to assess the value in taking the time to place the right people in the right seats
  • When to implement the right level of process

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

The Realities of Handling A HyperGrowth Environment

THEME:

Founder Focus

Understanding how to look within to be able to build onwards and upwards is essential in a ...

Understanding how to look within to be able to build onwards and upwards is essential in a hypergrowth environment. What does this actually mean and look like in practice, and what are the potential pitfalls you want to avoid? All this and more will be assessed during this presentation, form speakers that have been there and got the hypergrowth T-Shirt!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding decision-making when it’s a breakneck speed and how to succeed
  • How to assess the value in taking the time to place the right people in the right seats
  • When to implement the right level of process
 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:30

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

Pay Gaps

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

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

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

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:30

Pay Gaps

THEME:

Elephant in the Room

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

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

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

 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

How to Recruit, Retain, and Advance Employees with Disabilities

Improving employment participation rates for people with disabilities in today’s labour force is ...

Improving employment participation rates for people with disabilities in today’s labour force is a critical global issue, particularly in the tech sector, where there are increasing numbers of open jobs and a significant need for new talent pools. In this talk I will share statistics, examples and strategies on the vast employability gap for people with multiple health barriers, disabilities and mental health challenges.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to reduce the barriers that could potentially be preventing a colleague with a disability to unlock their full potential
  • How we can encourage employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop employees with disabilities
  • How to identify appropriate workplace changes or adjustments to support team members with a disability or health condition to reach their full potential and thrive at work

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

How to Recruit, Retain, and Advance Employees with Disabilities

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Improving employment participation rates for people with disabilities in today’s labour force is ...

Improving employment participation rates for people with disabilities in today’s labour force is a critical global issue, particularly in the tech sector, where there are increasing numbers of open jobs and a significant need for new talent pools. In this talk I will share statistics, examples and strategies on the vast employability gap for people with multiple health barriers, disabilities and mental health challenges.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to reduce the barriers that could potentially be preventing a colleague with a disability to unlock their full potential
  • How we can encourage employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop employees with disabilities
  • How to identify appropriate workplace changes or adjustments to support team members with a disability or health condition to reach their full potential and thrive at work
 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Seminar: Soft Skills

How Devs and Non-Devs can Work Better Together

Being able to communicate with the “other side” is one of the most valuable skillsets you can ...

Being able to communicate with the “other side” is one of the most valuable skillsets you can bring to the table. With a little empathy from both sides, we can bridge the divide. And we want to, because the rewards are unquestionably worth it. During this session, I will share why an engineer who’s a good communicator is perceived as better than an engineer with more technical skills but poorer communication skills. Likewise, a non-technical person who can “speak developer” is perceived as more valuable, because engineers are more likely to get stuff done for them.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to deal with common misconception
  • Examples of different situations call for difference means of communication
  • How to familiarise yourself with the vocabulary and understand the ‘lingo.’

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

How Devs and Non-Devs can Work Better Together

THEME:

Seminar: Soft Skills

Being able to communicate with the “other side” is one of the most valuable skillsets you can ...

Being able to communicate with the “other side” is one of the most valuable skillsets you can bring to the table. With a little empathy from both sides, we can bridge the divide. And we want to, because the rewards are unquestionably worth it. During this session, I will share why an engineer who’s a good communicator is perceived as better than an engineer with more technical skills but poorer communication skills. Likewise, a non-technical person who can “speak developer” is perceived as more valuable, because engineers are more likely to get stuff done for them.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to deal with common misconception
  • Examples of different situations call for difference means of communication
  • How to familiarise yourself with the vocabulary and understand the ‘lingo.’
 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

How to Sell Sustainability

Gigi Gatti

Director, Technology for Development @ Grameen Foundation

In this talk, I will explore the challenges and lessons learned by Grameen Foundation in the ...

In this talk, I will explore the challenges and lessons learned by Grameen Foundation in the implementation of ICT4Dev projects. Case studies from Grameen's agriculture programs - the Farm Development Plan and Farmerlink, two multi-sector implementations will be used as examples.

Key Takeaways include:

  • How investing in the human network is as critical as developing the technology solutions and platforms
  • How to create true value proposition in ICT4Dev solutions
  • How to decrease risk of failure in implementing ICT4Dev platforms and solutions

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

How to Sell Sustainability

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

Gigi Gatti

Director, Technology for Development @ Grameen Foundation

In this talk, I will explore the challenges and lessons learned by Grameen Foundation in the ...

In this talk, I will explore the challenges and lessons learned by Grameen Foundation in the implementation of ICT4Dev projects. Case studies from Grameen's agriculture programs - the Farm Development Plan and Farmerlink, two multi-sector implementations will be used as examples.

Key Takeaways include:

  • How investing in the human network is as critical as developing the technology solutions and platforms
  • How to create true value proposition in ICT4Dev solutions
  • How to decrease risk of failure in implementing ICT4Dev platforms and solutions
 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

The AI Behind Alexa

Audience Level: This talk is good for anyone curious about machine learning and ...

Audience Level: This talk is good for anyone curious about machine learning and how it powers Alexa.

There's more to Alexa than meets the eye; machine learning permeates the Alexa ecosystem. Attend this presentation to learn the key conversational AI and machine learning technologies that power Alexa. You will learn Alexa's inner workings and how the service becomes smarter. The Echo device is also covered with a detailed explanation of how it communicates with Alexa. We will address privacy concerns and what you can do to keep your data safe in the ""always listening"" world of Alexa. The talk concludes by highlighting Amazon's future plans for Alexa, which includes giving the service a robot body!

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees learn the technical aspects of how Alexa works and how to keep their personal information safe.

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:00

The AI Behind Alexa

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Audience Level: This talk is good for anyone curious about machine learning and ...

Audience Level: This talk is good for anyone curious about machine learning and how it powers Alexa.

There's more to Alexa than meets the eye; machine learning permeates the Alexa ecosystem. Attend this presentation to learn the key conversational AI and machine learning technologies that power Alexa. You will learn Alexa's inner workings and how the service becomes smarter. The Echo device is also covered with a detailed explanation of how it communicates with Alexa. We will address privacy concerns and what you can do to keep your data safe in the ""always listening"" world of Alexa. The talk concludes by highlighting Amazon's future plans for Alexa, which includes giving the service a robot body!

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees learn the technical aspects of how Alexa works and how to keep their personal information safe.
 

Mon 4 May

13:45 - 14:45

THEME:

Master Classes

Looping with Async/Await

Krystal Flores

Software Engineer @ Simple Habit

Loops are the foundation of programming, but boy do they get fun when using them simultaneously ...

Loops are the foundation of programming, but boy do they get fun when using them simultaneously with async/await.

Key takeaways include:

  • What is Callback hell!
  • What is async/await and why it's awesome?
  • S.O.S. How do I use async/await with loops?

Loops

Advanced Tech

Programming

Mon 4 May

13:45 - 14:45

Looping with Async/Await

THEME:

Master Classes

Krystal Flores

Software Engineer @ Simple Habit

Loops are the foundation of programming, but boy do they get fun when using them simultaneously ...

Loops are the foundation of programming, but boy do they get fun when using them simultaneously with async/await.

Key takeaways include:

  • What is Callback hell!
  • What is async/await and why it's awesome?
  • S.O.S. How do I use async/await with loops?

Loops

Advanced Tech

Programming

Loops

Advanced Tech

Programming

 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:30

THEME:

Workshops

Granting & Giving Access to Influential Leadership

Chaitra Vedullapalli

Co-Founder and CMO @ Meylah

All influential leaders have and give access. It’s like a magical key that can open any door. ...

All influential leaders have and give access. It’s like a magical key that can open any door. So, access to what? In my talk, I will share Access 2 Leadership Model to help audience unlock their influential power to building a network.

Understanding Influential Leadership

Key takeaways include:

  • 3 Stories from my personal Journey how I unlocked influential leadership
  • Share Access 2 Influential Leadership Model
  • Ways to unlock your influential leadership

Leadership

Career

Inspiration

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:30

Granting & Giving Access to Influential Leadership

THEME:

Workshops

Chaitra Vedullapalli

Co-Founder and CMO @ Meylah

All influential leaders have and give access. It’s like a magical key that can open any door. ...

All influential leaders have and give access. It’s like a magical key that can open any door. So, access to what? In my talk, I will share Access 2 Leadership Model to help audience unlock their influential power to building a network.

Understanding Influential Leadership

Key takeaways include:

  • 3 Stories from my personal Journey how I unlocked influential leadership
  • Share Access 2 Influential Leadership Model
  • Ways to unlock your influential leadership

Leadership

Career

Inspiration

Leadership

Career

Inspiration

 

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:30

THEME:

Workshops

Agile at Scale in a Regulated industry

Madhu Narasimhan

Executive Vice President @ Wells Fargo

Agile has become a byword in the past few years as a way of delivering technology products ...

Agile has become a byword in the past few years as a way of delivering technology products faster. However, a challenge to organizations working in regulated industries such as financial services, is to develop an approach that is practical and maintains a strong control environment. This session explores how we looked at how to orchestrate the right interactions to support the teams to work smarter and faster.

Key takeaways include:

  • How do I begin
  • How to identify and remove blockers
  • How does diversity and inclusion help accelerate transformation

Agile

Mon 4 May

13:30 - 14:30

Agile at Scale in a Regulated industry

THEME:

Workshops

Madhu Narasimhan

Executive Vice President @ Wells Fargo

Agile has become a byword in the past few years as a way of delivering technology products ...

Agile has become a byword in the past few years as a way of delivering technology products faster. However, a challenge to organizations working in regulated industries such as financial services, is to develop an approach that is practical and maintains a strong control environment. This session explores how we looked at how to orchestrate the right interactions to support the teams to work smarter and faster.

Key takeaways include:

  • How do I begin
  • How to identify and remove blockers
  • How does diversity and inclusion help accelerate transformation

Agile

Agile

 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

An Introduction To Managerial Economics

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the economical objectives of the business
  • The ins and outs of demand analysis and forecasting
  • Assessing production and cost to make informed pricing decisions for effective profit management

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

An Introduction To Managerial Economics

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership 2020

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

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

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the economical objectives of the business
  • The ins and outs of demand analysis and forecasting
  • Assessing production and cost to make informed pricing decisions for effective profit management
 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Technical Talk

What Is The Future For Collaboration Technology?

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

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

Key takeaways include:

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

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

What Is The Future For Collaboration Technology?

THEME:

Technical Talk

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

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

Key takeaways include:

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

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Chief Marketing Officer: The Modern CMO and the End of the 'ing'

Jennifer Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer @ Tenable

The CMO role emerged in the '90s to give Marketing a seat at the table. But there was an ...

The CMO role emerged in the '90s to give Marketing a seat at the table. But there was an unintended consequence as a direct result of the title: marketing is largely viewed as a discrete function, yet market creation is what modern CMOs deliver and what the C-suite and Board demand in this critical role. Jennifer Johnson, a three-time CMO and category designer, is one of the most notable enterprise software market creators in the industry. In this session, she will discuss how the role of the CMO needs to be disrupted and evolve from functional marketing to market creation.

Key takeaways include:

  • The CMO disconnect and mis-aligned expectations on the role
  • Applying the principles of category design to the CMO role
  • The next frontier of the CMO: from expertise to transformation

Business Strategy

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

Chief Marketing Officer: The Modern CMO and the End of the 'ing'

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Jennifer Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer @ Tenable

The CMO role emerged in the '90s to give Marketing a seat at the table. But there was an ...

The CMO role emerged in the '90s to give Marketing a seat at the table. But there was an unintended consequence as a direct result of the title: marketing is largely viewed as a discrete function, yet market creation is what modern CMOs deliver and what the C-suite and Board demand in this critical role. Jennifer Johnson, a three-time CMO and category designer, is one of the most notable enterprise software market creators in the industry. In this session, she will discuss how the role of the CMO needs to be disrupted and evolve from functional marketing to market creation.

Key takeaways include:

  • The CMO disconnect and mis-aligned expectations on the role
  • Applying the principles of category design to the CMO role
  • The next frontier of the CMO: from expertise to transformation

Business Strategy

Business Strategy

 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Creating a Growth Mindset

Rachel Tyers

Co-founder & President @ Nacelle

How I went from being unemployed living with monks in India, to a digital marketing executive ...

How I went from being unemployed living with monks in India, to a digital marketing executive earning mid-six-figures, to the President & Founder of a multi-million dollar tech startup. Learn how to create a growth mindset & abundant life using the principals of Ritual, Interest, Charity, Habitat, Optimize, Network, and Excitement.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to create a morning ritual that works for you.
  • Recognize the gifts and opportunities in your life, and find a way to give back.
  • Create a habitat in which you can thrive. This includes your home, your friends, the things you do.
  • How to optimize your life. Your brain works better and taking time for yourself.
  • How to grow your network. Your network is crucial to success in business.
  • Ways to approach everything with excitement and enthusiasm. Be excited about what you do. Look for the positives in every situation.

Career

Inspiration

Entrepreneurship

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

Creating a Growth Mindset

THEME:

Taking Charge of your Future

Rachel Tyers

Co-founder & President @ Nacelle

How I went from being unemployed living with monks in India, to a digital marketing executive ...

How I went from being unemployed living with monks in India, to a digital marketing executive earning mid-six-figures, to the President & Founder of a multi-million dollar tech startup. Learn how to create a growth mindset & abundant life using the principals of Ritual, Interest, Charity, Habitat, Optimize, Network, and Excitement.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to create a morning ritual that works for you.
  • Recognize the gifts and opportunities in your life, and find a way to give back.
  • Create a habitat in which you can thrive. This includes your home, your friends, the things you do.
  • How to optimize your life. Your brain works better and taking time for yourself.
  • How to grow your network. Your network is crucial to success in business.
  • Ways to approach everything with excitement and enthusiasm. Be excited about what you do. Look for the positives in every situation.

Career

Inspiration

Entrepreneurship

Career

Inspiration

Entrepreneurship

 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Founder Focus

Creating Technical Architectures In Start Ups: Strategies For Technology Selection

When embarking on creating a start up, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make ...

When embarking on creating a start up, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is around the tech stack that you should implement. If you’re a founder without a tech background this is made even more difficult a task and can feel somewhat overwhelming in the face of the breadth of choice out there! During this session we will consider the fundamentals to ask yourself in making a tech stack choice.

Key takeaways include:

  • What is important when assessing which programming language to use
  • How to differentiate on web framework selections
  • Understanding the importance of a properly align back-end and front-end frameworks

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

Creating Technical Architectures In Start Ups: Strategies For Technology Selection

THEME:

Founder Focus

When embarking on creating a start up, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make ...

When embarking on creating a start up, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is around the tech stack that you should implement. If you’re a founder without a tech background this is made even more difficult a task and can feel somewhat overwhelming in the face of the breadth of choice out there! During this session we will consider the fundamentals to ask yourself in making a tech stack choice.

Key takeaways include:

  • What is important when assessing which programming language to use
  • How to differentiate on web framework selections
  • Understanding the importance of a properly align back-end and front-end frameworks
 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Leaders recognise that high-pressured working environments are putting their employees’ physical ...

Leaders recognise that high-pressured working environments are putting their employees’ physical and mental health at risk. Employers around the world continue to struggle with how to appropriately address and accommodate individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Out of all disability types, mental health is still one of the most invisible, stigmatized, and misunderstood. To create such a culture, today’s corporate best practices recommend the use of disability etiquette and awareness training.

Key takeaways include:

  • How we can de-stigmatizing a mental health, or other, disability in the workplace
  • Creating a safe environment- to safely, comfortably, and appropriately disclose their disability without negative repercussions
  • How to increase awareness, reducing stigma, encouraging employees to develop help-seeking behaviours

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Leaders recognise that high-pressured working environments are putting their employees’ physical ...

Leaders recognise that high-pressured working environments are putting their employees’ physical and mental health at risk. Employers around the world continue to struggle with how to appropriately address and accommodate individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Out of all disability types, mental health is still one of the most invisible, stigmatized, and misunderstood. To create such a culture, today’s corporate best practices recommend the use of disability etiquette and awareness training.

Key takeaways include:

  • How we can de-stigmatizing a mental health, or other, disability in the workplace
  • Creating a safe environment- to safely, comfortably, and appropriately disclose their disability without negative repercussions
  • How to increase awareness, reducing stigma, encouraging employees to develop help-seeking behaviours
 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Seminar: Soft Skills

Security in Heels! Boys Club No More!

Pavi Ramamurthy

Head of Security @ Anaplan

Presentation details coming soon...

Key takeaways include:

    ...

Presentation details coming soon...

Key takeaways include:

  • Why we need women in security - Breaking the glass ceiling
  • How to invest in your security career – defining your brand
  • How to self-promoting for success

Career

Inspiration

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

Security in Heels! Boys Club No More!

THEME:

Seminar: Soft Skills

Pavi Ramamurthy

Head of Security @ Anaplan

Presentation details coming soon...

Key takeaways include:

    ...

Presentation details coming soon...

Key takeaways include:

  • Why we need women in security - Breaking the glass ceiling
  • How to invest in your security career – defining your brand
  • How to self-promoting for success

Career

Inspiration

Career

Inspiration

 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

Poverty and Power

Unequal access to information and communication is partly liable for growing parity between the ...

Unequal access to information and communication is partly liable for growing parity between the rich and the poor. The digital divide has allowed one group to access the right tools to develop while another languishes in poverty. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to Oxfam have found that, despite the progress made in earlier decades, global income and wealth inequality remains stubbornly high. Join us in this talk as we discuss how digital technology can be an amazing way to get evidence-based answers to some questions that we often find hard to think about objectively.

Key takeaways include:

  • How technology can bring the right tools to the table to enhance value
  • How unequal access to information contributes to the widening gap between the rich and poor
  • Learn how technology opens up doors for new opportunities to do business or work e.g. foreign markets or the ability to tap into the the gig economy

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

Poverty and Power

THEME:

Seminar: Tech for Social Good

Unequal access to information and communication is partly liable for growing parity between the ...

Unequal access to information and communication is partly liable for growing parity between the rich and the poor. The digital divide has allowed one group to access the right tools to develop while another languishes in poverty. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to Oxfam have found that, despite the progress made in earlier decades, global income and wealth inequality remains stubbornly high. Join us in this talk as we discuss how digital technology can be an amazing way to get evidence-based answers to some questions that we often find hard to think about objectively.

Key takeaways include:

  • How technology can bring the right tools to the table to enhance value
  • How unequal access to information contributes to the widening gap between the rich and poor
  • Learn how technology opens up doors for new opportunities to do business or work e.g. foreign markets or the ability to tap into the the gig economy
 

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

THEME:

Emerging Tech

The Future of Payments – Transforming Payments at Lightning Speed

Audrey Blackmon

SVP Business Development @ Verrency

Robin Leidenthal

Global Payment Partnerships @ eBay

Uzma Makhdumi

Head of New Business Development @ Google Pay

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of ...

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of payment experts discuss how payments are changing rapidly in US and globally and how our organizations are creating innovative ways for Consumers to pay and move money faster.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about how the payments landscape is changing with new ways to pay
  • Learn how changing technology will affect you and your organization
  • Learn what these changes will mean for future cost and security

Mon 4 May

14:05 - 14:35

The Future of Payments – Transforming Payments at Lightning Speed

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Audrey Blackmon

SVP Business Development @ Verrency