Women of Silicon Valley 2019: Agenda at a Glance

February 12, 2019 | Georgina Varley

Women of Silicon Valley 2019 Agenda

You spoke. We listened. Women of Silicon Valley 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 Valley is the highlight of your tech event calendar. 

What did you think about Women of Silicon Valley 2018?

So, you loved last year's event – 93% of you said that Women of Silicon Valley grew your confidence and left you feeling inspired. Moreover, 73% of you agreed that the conference had a positive impact on your professional and personal development.

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

  • The quality of the speakers, especially the keynotes.
  • The range and diversity of attendees' and speakers' backgrounds, job titles and businesses.

  • The ability to learn about challenges faced by other senior women in tech.
  • The opportunities for networking.
  • The inspirational and motivational content featured in the speeches, workshops, and technical classes.

Expect this and so much more at this year's conference, taking place 2nd - 3rd May 2019 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis

A two day global tour that brings brilliant, innovative, creative, and powerful women together to learn and teach each other about culture, work, life balance, and navigating a field dominated by men to bring us all together to work cohesively, regardless of gender.

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

Building on the success of our 2017 and 2018 events, we have increased the number of inspirational speakers from approximately 60 to over 100, attracting over 1,500 attendees who are working in San Francisco's vibrant tech sector.  

Female Silicon Valley Tech Worker

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.
  • Workshops on giving presentations and speeches.
  • 'How to' sessions.
  • Content geared towards product managers and analysts.
  • Suggestions on ways to improve upon personal development.
  • Psychology of unconscious bias and inequality.

Topics that you felt were important to cover again in 2019 were...

  • Trying to get a leadership position.
  • Balancing work and family while moving up the ladder.
  • Confidence. 
  • Transitioning from one field to another.

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 'how to' sessions, more suggestions on ways to improve upon personal development, more content geared towards product managers and analysts, trying to get a leadership position, and confidence. 

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.

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 in-depth technical content and practical sessions, more 'How to' sessions, and balancing work and family while moving up the ladder. 

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 workshops on giving presentations and speeches and more 'How to' sessions. 

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: More suggestions on ways to improve upon personal development, more psychology of unconscious bias and inequality, and confidence. 

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: More in-depth technical content and practical sessions, balancing work and family while moving up the ladder, and transitioning from one field to another.


Women of Silicon Valley Practical Sessions

Who will be at Women of Silicon Valley 2019?

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

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

  • Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist @ Google
  • Arquay Harris, Director of Engineering @ Slack
  • Rahnold Thomas, MD & National African American Resource Co-Lead @ Accenture
  • Teuta Hyseni, Security Engineer @ Microsoft
  • Anshu Kak, Vice President & Distinguished Engineer @ IBM
  • Anchal Gupta, VP (Engineering) @ American Express
  • Kimberly Bryant, Founder & Executive Director @ Black Girls CODE
  • Tanu Chellam, Senior Product Manager @ Autodesk
  • Rekha Venkatakrishnan, Staff Product Manager @ WalmartLabs International
  • Micheline Casey, Global Head of Data (Ford Smart Mobility) @ Ford Motor Co

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


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