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Thu 24 Oct

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

Thu 24 Oct

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

Thu 24 Oct

09:15 - 09:30

Opening Remarks & Chairperson's Introduction

Thu 24 Oct

09:15 - 09:30

Opening Remarks & Chairperson's Introduction

Thu 24 Oct

09:30 - 10:00

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Innovation

Reserved for Event Partner

The digital transformation is drastically changing the everyday experiences within ...

The digital transformation is drastically changing the everyday experiences within organisations, but our everyday lives too. Changes are happening at this radical pace, so how do you keep ahead the curve to ensure that your people and business is not only surviving, but thriving within the disruptive digital transformation. Hear from an experienced leaders sharing their expertise and unique insight on how to effectively reshape culture to become a hub of inclusive innovation.

Thu 24 Oct

09:30 - 10:00

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Innovation

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reserved for Event Partner

The digital transformation is drastically changing the everyday experiences within ...

The digital transformation is drastically changing the everyday experiences within organisations, but our everyday lives too. Changes are happening at this radical pace, so how do you keep ahead the curve to ensure that your people and business is not only surviving, but thriving within the disruptive digital transformation. Hear from an experienced leaders sharing their expertise and unique insight on how to effectively reshape culture to become a hub of inclusive innovation.

 

Thu 24 Oct

10:00 - 10:30

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Fireside Chat: The New World of Collaboration between West Coast & East Coast

Reserved for Guest Speaker

As the tech scene continually grows on the East Coast and branches out to other industries to ...

As the tech scene continually grows on the East Coast and branches out to other industries to push the boundaries of digital transformation, it’s time to connect the two main hubs of American tech. It’s time to disrupt the ‘rivalry’ of the East Coast and West Coast to create a true collaborative tech industry in America. In this session, we’ll hear from two leaders engaging with each other on how to ensure the digital transformation is occurring at the same pace across the country.

Key takeaways include:

• Learn how to build beneficial business connections with similar companies on the opposite coast
• Widen your understanding of the benefits of collaboration
• Understand the unique insights that the West Coast and East Coast brings to the global technology field

 

Thu 24 Oct

10:00 - 10:30

Fireside Chat: The New World of Collaboration between West Coast & East Coast

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reserved for Guest Speaker

As the tech scene continually grows on the East Coast and branches out to other industries to ...

As the tech scene continually grows on the East Coast and branches out to other industries to push the boundaries of digital transformation, it’s time to connect the two main hubs of American tech. It’s time to disrupt the ‘rivalry’ of the East Coast and West Coast to create a true collaborative tech industry in America. In this session, we’ll hear from two leaders engaging with each other on how to ensure the digital transformation is occurring at the same pace across the country.

Key takeaways include:

• Learn how to build beneficial business connections with similar companies on the opposite coast
• Widen your understanding of the benefits of collaboration
• Understand the unique insights that the West Coast and East Coast brings to the global technology field

 

 

Thu 24 Oct

10:30 - 11:00

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Are We Near the First Artificial General Intelligence?

Reserved for Event Partner

The fight for the first Artificial General Intelligence is happening right now. Leading ...

The fight for the first Artificial General Intelligence is happening right now. Leading companies are pushing the boundaries of what AI can truly do for society, which consider with the growing concerns surrounding the ethics of AI.

Key takeaways include:

• Understand the current status of Artificial General Intelligence - what is the need for this?
• Widen your understanding of what this creation will mean for society?
• Learn how to critically assess AI developments through the ethical lens

Thu 24 Oct

10:30 - 11:00

Are We Near the First Artificial General Intelligence?

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reserved for Event Partner

The fight for the first Artificial General Intelligence is happening right now. Leading ...

The fight for the first Artificial General Intelligence is happening right now. Leading companies are pushing the boundaries of what AI can truly do for society, which consider with the growing concerns surrounding the ethics of AI.

Key takeaways include:

• Understand the current status of Artificial General Intelligence - what is the need for this?
• Widen your understanding of what this creation will mean for society?
• Learn how to critically assess AI developments through the ethical lens

 

Thu 24 Oct

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Thu 24 Oct

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Tips & Tricks for Securing Your Seat at the Leadership Table

Tamara Greensp‌an

Vice President @ Oracle

You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, ...

You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, sweat, and tears, and by your calculations, it’s your turn to move up into a leadership position. But where to start? How do you position yourself, build personal brand and awareness and secure that leadership role? During this presentation we will hear practical tips and advice on all of the above and more!

Key takeaways include:
- Looking at your current role and assessing the opportunities that could be available to get you closer to the next level
- Embracing proactiveness: Saying yes and volunteering to assist
- Evolving the way women are expected to behave so we don’t fear leading from a place of strength
- Assessing the tools you’re going to need to effectively handle leadership challenges successfully
- Finding alternative paths to connect with colleagues or leaders in the positions that you ultimately see yourself evolving into, so you can ask questions and see them in action
- Recognising that once in management / leadership roles, how do we continue to advocate for increased diversity around us?

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Tips & Tricks for Securing Your Seat at the Leadership Table

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Tamara Greensp‌an

Vice President @ Oracle

You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, ...

You've got several years of experience under your belt, you've put in your fair share of time, sweat, and tears, and by your calculations, it’s your turn to move up into a leadership position. But where to start? How do you position yourself, build personal brand and awareness and secure that leadership role? During this presentation we will hear practical tips and advice on all of the above and more!

Key takeaways include:
- Looking at your current role and assessing the opportunities that could be available to get you closer to the next level
- Embracing proactiveness: Saying yes and volunteering to assist
- Evolving the way women are expected to behave so we don’t fear leading from a place of strength
- Assessing the tools you’re going to need to effectively handle leadership challenges successfully
- Finding alternative paths to connect with colleagues or leaders in the positions that you ultimately see yourself evolving into, so you can ask questions and see them in action
- Recognising that once in management / leadership roles, how do we continue to advocate for increased diversity around us?

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

A Guide to Authentic Leadership

Tracy Williams

Senior It Advisor & Project Manager @ State of Vermont

Hear from an IT disruptive leader redefining what 21st century leadership means. You’ve ...

Hear from an IT disruptive leader redefining what 21st century leadership means. You’ve built your expertise, you’ve gone above and beyond…and now you’re ready to pivot and redefine yourself. It’s time to take your next move and develop yourself to lead authentically wherever you are in your career.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn about various leadership frameworks and how authenticity integrates with leadership styles.
- Understand how to hone in on your unique experiences as a leader
- Leave with a concrete plan to develop your leadership skills over the next six months and take the next step up

Thu 24 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

A Guide to Authentic Leadership

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Tracy Williams

Senior It Advisor & Project Manager @ State of Vermont

Hear from an IT disruptive leader redefining what 21st century leadership means. You’ve ...

Hear from an IT disruptive leader redefining what 21st century leadership means. You’ve built your expertise, you’ve gone above and beyond…and now you’re ready to pivot and redefine yourself. It’s time to take your next move and develop yourself to lead authentically wherever you are in your career.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn about various leadership frameworks and how authenticity integrates with leadership styles.
- Understand how to hone in on your unique experiences as a leader
- Leave with a concrete plan to develop your leadership skills over the next six months and take the next step up

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

The Future Proof Organization: Connecting Purpose to Profit

Vivian Lee

SVP People Innovation @ Arkadium

Once upon a time, a company’s purpose went only as far as the mission statement. In the ...

Once upon a time, a company’s purpose went only as far as the mission statement. In the battle to win and retain talent in tech, companies are scrambling to cater to the current wants, needs, and expectations of the workforce. Many are staking a claim to running a purpose-driven, people-driven organization, but those who don’t galvanize purpose into the company’s everyday functions are easily exposed as pretenders, sniffed out swiftly by savvy Millennial and Gen Z talent. They want coaches, not bosses. They want conversations, not reviews. In this session, we will explore ways to elevate purpose beyond the mission statement to make it a fluid, breathing thing that lives in the office, motivating the workforce. We will demonstrate how connecting purpose to profit can future-proof tech organizations against the loss of talent, in order to compete in an unpredictable industry.

Key takeaways include:

• Hear how a diverse, growing company has successfully become an Inc., Digiday, Crain's NY and Forbes Best Place to Work mainstay by baking purpose into its DNA
• Hear real-world best practices to future proof your leadership skills, including how to handle growth opportunities through reviews processes and coaching managers to give development-focused feedback
• Find out ways to manage more as a coach than a boss who fixates more on strengths than weaknesses; and communicates clear expectations
• Get insight into the trending mindset: People are no longer pursuing job satisfaction per se; they are pursuing development
• Discover methods to create an authentically purposeful mindset, and processes to connect purpose to profits

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

The Future Proof Organization: Connecting Purpose to Profit

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Vivian Lee

SVP People Innovation @ Arkadium

Once upon a time, a company’s purpose went only as far as the mission statement. In the ...

Once upon a time, a company’s purpose went only as far as the mission statement. In the battle to win and retain talent in tech, companies are scrambling to cater to the current wants, needs, and expectations of the workforce. Many are staking a claim to running a purpose-driven, people-driven organization, but those who don’t galvanize purpose into the company’s everyday functions are easily exposed as pretenders, sniffed out swiftly by savvy Millennial and Gen Z talent. They want coaches, not bosses. They want conversations, not reviews. In this session, we will explore ways to elevate purpose beyond the mission statement to make it a fluid, breathing thing that lives in the office, motivating the workforce. We will demonstrate how connecting purpose to profit can future-proof tech organizations against the loss of talent, in order to compete in an unpredictable industry.

Key takeaways include:

• Hear how a diverse, growing company has successfully become an Inc., Digiday, Crain's NY and Forbes Best Place to Work mainstay by baking purpose into its DNA
• Hear real-world best practices to future proof your leadership skills, including how to handle growth opportunities through reviews processes and coaching managers to give development-focused feedback
• Find out ways to manage more as a coach than a boss who fixates more on strengths than weaknesses; and communicates clear expectations
• Get insight into the trending mindset: People are no longer pursuing job satisfaction per se; they are pursuing development
• Discover methods to create an authentically purposeful mindset, and processes to connect purpose to profits

 

Thu 24 Oct

13:10 - 14:10

Lunch

Thu 24 Oct

13:10 - 14:10

Lunch

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 14:40

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Transforming Men into Allies in the Workplace

Chaya Pamula

President and CEO @ PamTen

In the light of diversity challenges of the tech industry and the booming globalization, ...

In the light of diversity challenges of the tech industry and the booming globalization, organizations need to recognize men as allies being a critical component of their diversity and inclusion efforts. Learn 5 ways to transform men into allies for a balanced career advice and professional growth. 

Key takeaways include: 

• Influencing the shift in allyship from 'apathetic' to 'aware'
• Shifting focus from being 'participant' to an 'advocate' (by spurring their internal motivation & tapping into their feminine values)
• Influencing men to move from 'engagement' to 'empowerment' - becoming a true sponsor or promoter
• Gender issues cannot be resolved through exclusion, can be effective only through invitation & collaboration
• Getting comfortable being uncomfortable in challenging situations (self belief, self confidence & refining our approach & presentation)

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 14:40

Transforming Men into Allies in the Workplace

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Chaya Pamula

President and CEO @ PamTen

In the light of diversity challenges of the tech industry and the booming globalization, ...

In the light of diversity challenges of the tech industry and the booming globalization, organizations need to recognize men as allies being a critical component of their diversity and inclusion efforts. Learn 5 ways to transform men into allies for a balanced career advice and professional growth. 

Key takeaways include: 

• Influencing the shift in allyship from 'apathetic' to 'aware'
• Shifting focus from being 'participant' to an 'advocate' (by spurring their internal motivation & tapping into their feminine values)
• Influencing men to move from 'engagement' to 'empowerment' - becoming a true sponsor or promoter
• Gender issues cannot be resolved through exclusion, can be effective only through invitation & collaboration
• Getting comfortable being uncomfortable in challenging situations (self belief, self confidence & refining our approach & presentation)

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:45 - 15:15

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Using AI to Hack Your Inclusion & Diversity Initiatives

Amy Auton-Smith

CEO @ FairFrame

One of the biggest issues with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace is ...

One of the biggest issues with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace is that there has been a lack of technology support or tools that help people move out of the ‘classroom’ and take our learned skills out into our everyday. Diversity technology is new, fast growing and highly fragmented, however, there are starting to be products out there that have the potential to help, but how can organizations be sure that AI powered solutions won't add to the problem?

Key takeaways include:

• What are Diversity, Inclusion and Diversity Technology?
• What is unconscious bias and how does it affect workplaces?
• Overview of the DivTech market and how technologies are helping in some areas
• The potential for AI technologies to make a difference and the risks of AI bias
• How we can use these technologies to complement D&I initiatives and help us work at a higher level on diversity and inclusion

Thu 24 Oct

14:45 - 15:15

Using AI to Hack Your Inclusion & Diversity Initiatives

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Amy Auton-Smith

CEO @ FairFrame

One of the biggest issues with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace is ...

One of the biggest issues with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace is that there has been a lack of technology support or tools that help people move out of the ‘classroom’ and take our learned skills out into our everyday. Diversity technology is new, fast growing and highly fragmented, however, there are starting to be products out there that have the potential to help, but how can organizations be sure that AI powered solutions won't add to the problem?

Key takeaways include:

• What are Diversity, Inclusion and Diversity Technology?
• What is unconscious bias and how does it affect workplaces?
• Overview of the DivTech market and how technologies are helping in some areas
• The potential for AI technologies to make a difference and the risks of AI bias
• How we can use these technologies to complement D&I initiatives and help us work at a higher level on diversity and inclusion

 

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Changing the Internal Mentality

Rahnold Thomas

Managing Director - Intelligent Cloud & Infrastructure @ Accenture

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

Changing the Internal Mentality

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Rahnold Thomas

Managing Director - Intelligent Cloud & Infrastructure @ Accenture

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

 

Thu 24 Oct

16:20 - 16:50

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Private or Public Cloud: Is it Really One or The Other?

Reserved for Event Partner

Cloud has moved from being a nice solution to the a standardised way of running technology in an ...

Cloud has moved from being a nice solution to the a standardised way of running technology in an organisation. Trying to understand, identify and implement the right cloud model can be challenging for any tech professional. In this session, we’ll examine the differences, the benefits, the risks of public and private cloud.

Key takeaways include:

• Widen your understand on current cloud developments
• Understanding which cloud is most beneficial for different technical issues
• Develop your understanding of a ‘hybrid cloud - is this the future?

Thu 24 Oct

16:20 - 16:50

Private or Public Cloud: Is it Really One or The Other?

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reserved for Event Partner

Cloud has moved from being a nice solution to the a standardised way of running technology in an ...

Cloud has moved from being a nice solution to the a standardised way of running technology in an organisation. Trying to understand, identify and implement the right cloud model can be challenging for any tech professional. In this session, we’ll examine the differences, the benefits, the risks of public and private cloud.

Key takeaways include:

• Widen your understand on current cloud developments
• Understanding which cloud is most beneficial for different technical issues
• Develop your understanding of a ‘hybrid cloud - is this the future?

 

Thu 24 Oct

16:50 - 17:20

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

You Wouldn't Leave Your Back Door Open

Jennifer Sunshine Steffens

CEO @ IOActive

Rose Lally

Chief Information Security Officer @ Altisource

We are now in an age when cybersecurity cannot be ignored. With over 5 mega breaches in 2018 ...

We are now in an age when cybersecurity cannot be ignored. With over 5 mega breaches in 2018 with over 10 million records being compromised, it's time to truly understand the ins and outs of cybersecurity. As you build teams or products, you are in the best position to understand how how to break it. Cybersecurity is not solely for security experts, we all have our part to play in keeping our organizations safe.

Key takeaways include:

• Understand systematics approaches to identify, understand & mitigate security risks in the everyday
• Create a collaborative environment to address security concerns
• Learn to never underestimate the value of your data
• Learn how to make data protection as a new avenue of growth
• Learn how to think like a 'hacker'

Thu 24 Oct

16:50 - 17:20

You Wouldn't Leave Your Back Door Open

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Jennifer Sunshine Steffens

CEO @ IOActive

Rose Lally

Chief Information Security Officer @ Altisource

We are now in an age when cybersecurity cannot be ignored. With over 5 mega breaches in 2018 ...

We are now in an age when cybersecurity cannot be ignored. With over 5 mega breaches in 2018 with over 10 million records being compromised, it's time to truly understand the ins and outs of cybersecurity. As you build teams or products, you are in the best position to understand how how to break it. Cybersecurity is not solely for security experts, we all have our part to play in keeping our organizations safe.

Key takeaways include:

• Understand systematics approaches to identify, understand & mitigate security risks in the everyday
• Create a collaborative environment to address security concerns
• Learn to never underestimate the value of your data
• Learn how to make data protection as a new avenue of growth
• Learn how to think like a 'hacker'

 

Thu 24 Oct

17:20 - 18:20

End of Day and Networking Drinks

Thu 24 Oct

17:20 - 18:20

End of Day and Networking Drinks

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Introduction to Data Storytelling: Communicating for Results

Lauren Smith

Head of Strategy @ Foursquare

The more evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are to take hold; this is something that ...

The more evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are to take hold; this is something that all of us have been conditioned to believe. In today’s world, as the sheer volume of data continues to grow, and terms like ‘big data’ and ‘internet of things’ have become ubiquitous, more and more functions, roles, and decisions are expected to be 'data-driven'. But how we communicate insights from data can be as (or more!) important as the data itself if we want to create real impact. In this session, you’ll hear about some of the techniques used to tell compelling stories with data, and how that can impact your influence with external and internal stakeholders.
 
Key takeaways include:
- Understanding of how to approach and structure data stories
- Tips for using data storytelling to gain both internal and external credibility 
- Real examples from data analytics 
- Skills you can apply in your own field to tell great stories with data

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Introduction to Data Storytelling: Communicating for Results

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Lauren Smith

Head of Strategy @ Foursquare

The more evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are to take hold; this is something that ...

The more evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are to take hold; this is something that all of us have been conditioned to believe. In today’s world, as the sheer volume of data continues to grow, and terms like ‘big data’ and ‘internet of things’ have become ubiquitous, more and more functions, roles, and decisions are expected to be 'data-driven'. But how we communicate insights from data can be as (or more!) important as the data itself if we want to create real impact. In this session, you’ll hear about some of the techniques used to tell compelling stories with data, and how that can impact your influence with external and internal stakeholders.
 
Key takeaways include:
- Understanding of how to approach and structure data stories
- Tips for using data storytelling to gain both internal and external credibility 
- Real examples from data analytics 
- Skills you can apply in your own field to tell great stories with data

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

AI & Machine Learning Demystified - A Simple Introduction

Dee Piziak

Technical Account Manager @ Google

This presentation will cover the basics necessary for understanding AI. The most basic questions ...

This presentation will cover the basics necessary for understanding AI. The most basic questions of ‘What is artificial intelligence and machine learning?’ “How does these technologies work?’ and ‘How can I leverage and promote these technologies?’ will be answered! 
 
Key takeaways include: 
- AI and Machine Learning fundamentals and technical overview
- Recent advances in AI and Machine Learning
- Understanding of mainstream AI and Machine Learning practical application.
- Clarity on future uses for AI
- Confidence that AI won’t replace humans, only enable them to make better decisions!
- Rethinking the way we work

Thu 24 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

AI & Machine Learning Demystified - A Simple Introduction

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Dee Piziak

Technical Account Manager @ Google

This presentation will cover the basics necessary for understanding AI. The most basic questions ...

This presentation will cover the basics necessary for understanding AI. The most basic questions of ‘What is artificial intelligence and machine learning?’ “How does these technologies work?’ and ‘How can I leverage and promote these technologies?’ will be answered! 
 
Key takeaways include: 
- AI and Machine Learning fundamentals and technical overview
- Recent advances in AI and Machine Learning
- Understanding of mainstream AI and Machine Learning practical application.
- Clarity on future uses for AI
- Confidence that AI won’t replace humans, only enable them to make better decisions!
- Rethinking the way we work

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Making the Case for Natural Language Processing in 2019

Dr. Lisa Michaud

Senior Product Manager @ Interactions LLC

From the earliest chatbots, businesses have attempted to ride the crest of the Artificial ...

From the earliest chatbots, businesses have attempted to ride the crest of the Artificial Intelligence wave to increase their ability to engage with their customers. But conversational systems using Natural Language Processing (NLP) exist in a wide variety of capabilities and quality, and the user experience with NLP can either delight or disappoint. This presentation will focus on the current state of the art in conversational technologies, the challenges facing the business undergoing a digital transformation, and the enduring role of human understanding.

Key takeaways include:
- Assessing the state of the art for virtual assistants and chatbots – Where are we and what’s possible?
- What are the challenges facing NLP deployments in industry?
- Pay attention to the man behind the curtain - because we have no AI without human help!

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

Making the Case for Natural Language Processing in 2019

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Dr. Lisa Michaud

Senior Product Manager @ Interactions LLC

From the earliest chatbots, businesses have attempted to ride the crest of the Artificial ...

From the earliest chatbots, businesses have attempted to ride the crest of the Artificial Intelligence wave to increase their ability to engage with their customers. But conversational systems using Natural Language Processing (NLP) exist in a wide variety of capabilities and quality, and the user experience with NLP can either delight or disappoint. This presentation will focus on the current state of the art in conversational technologies, the challenges facing the business undergoing a digital transformation, and the enduring role of human understanding.

Key takeaways include:
- Assessing the state of the art for virtual assistants and chatbots – Where are we and what’s possible?
- What are the challenges facing NLP deployments in industry?
- Pay attention to the man behind the curtain - because we have no AI without human help!

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 14:40

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Deep Learning: We're Changing the World of Healthcare

Galina Grunin

Distinguished Engineer @ Optum UnitedHealth Group

This presentation will cover the tasks and challenges of applying cross-disciplinary skillsets ...

This presentation will cover the tasks and challenges of applying cross-disciplinary skillsets for solving several acute problems in the healthcare industry, ranging from operational issues to advanced diagnostic techniques. Galina will discuss several examples of applying cutting edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, to improving the healthcare quality via providing new and improved diagnostic procedures and techniques and improving the healthcare accessibility via introduced AI-based technologies (e.g., chat bots) to call centers. Various other examples will include decease prevention methodologies leveraging early diagnostics based on secondary symptoms and patient history, and providing advanced support for aging at home patients facilitated by IoT devices.
 
Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to identify cross-disciplinary skillsets that are necessary for a successful software engineering team to be engaged in solving acute healthcare problems
- Develop your team building and managing skills applicable to cross-discipline software engineering teams
- Get some hands-on experience based on several case studies (medical imaging-based diagnostics, reducing operational costs, decease prediction)
- Get a sense of tomorrow’s challenges in the healthcare industry and possible software engineering responses to those challenges
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 14:40

Deep Learning: We're Changing the World of Healthcare

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Galina Grunin

Distinguished Engineer @ Optum UnitedHealth Group

This presentation will cover the tasks and challenges of applying cross-disciplinary skillsets ...

This presentation will cover the tasks and challenges of applying cross-disciplinary skillsets for solving several acute problems in the healthcare industry, ranging from operational issues to advanced diagnostic techniques. Galina will discuss several examples of applying cutting edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, to improving the healthcare quality via providing new and improved diagnostic procedures and techniques and improving the healthcare accessibility via introduced AI-based technologies (e.g., chat bots) to call centers. Various other examples will include decease prevention methodologies leveraging early diagnostics based on secondary symptoms and patient history, and providing advanced support for aging at home patients facilitated by IoT devices.
 
Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to identify cross-disciplinary skillsets that are necessary for a successful software engineering team to be engaged in solving acute healthcare problems
- Develop your team building and managing skills applicable to cross-discipline software engineering teams
- Get some hands-on experience based on several case studies (medical imaging-based diagnostics, reducing operational costs, decease prediction)
- Get a sense of tomorrow’s challenges in the healthcare industry and possible software engineering responses to those challenges
 

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:45 - 15:15

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Moving Beyond FinTech: How Blockchain is For Everyone

Evin McMullen

Project Lead - Stow Protocol @ ConsenSys

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, organizations are under great pressure to update or ...

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, organizations are under great pressure to update or completely change the current systems, including Legacy Financial Systems. This involves a huge update on current processes, to identify and manage years of data and old school business processes. In this session, we will look at case studies of implementing large scale digital change and how blockchain adoption has been handled and encouraged.

Key takeaways include:

• Identifying WHAT needs to to be changed or overhauled
• Planning for workflow issues and implementing realistic time scales for adoption

Thu 24 Oct

14:45 - 15:15

Moving Beyond FinTech: How Blockchain is For Everyone

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Evin McMullen

Project Lead - Stow Protocol @ ConsenSys

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, organizations are under great pressure to update or ...

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, organizations are under great pressure to update or completely change the current systems, including Legacy Financial Systems. This involves a huge update on current processes, to identify and manage years of data and old school business processes. In this session, we will look at case studies of implementing large scale digital change and how blockchain adoption has been handled and encouraged.

Key takeaways include:

• Identifying WHAT needs to to be changed or overhauled
• Planning for workflow issues and implementing realistic time scales for adoption

 

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Is RegTech Crucial for East Coast Growth?

Melissa Murphy

Senior Manager of US Regulatory Technology @ Scotiabank

Harnessing the power of big data, artificial intelligence and even blockchain, the RegTech ...

Harnessing the power of big data, artificial intelligence and even blockchain, the RegTech sector works to reduce financial risk, increase regulatory compliance and stamp out laundering and fraud — all of which contribute to an estimated $2 trillion yearly loss for the global economy. Will RegTech cement itself as its own major industry? What are the impacts of GDPR on the East Coast for international organizations?

Key takeaways include:

• Understand how AI can help compliance
• Discover the benefits of RPA and more accurate data
• Learn why industry interest in the sector is increasing

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

Is RegTech Crucial for East Coast Growth?

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Melissa Murphy

Senior Manager of US Regulatory Technology @ Scotiabank

Harnessing the power of big data, artificial intelligence and even blockchain, the RegTech ...

Harnessing the power of big data, artificial intelligence and even blockchain, the RegTech sector works to reduce financial risk, increase regulatory compliance and stamp out laundering and fraud — all of which contribute to an estimated $2 trillion yearly loss for the global economy. Will RegTech cement itself as its own major industry? What are the impacts of GDPR on the East Coast for international organizations?

Key takeaways include:

• Understand how AI can help compliance
• Discover the benefits of RPA and more accurate data
• Learn why industry interest in the sector is increasing

 

Thu 24 Oct

15:50 - 16:20

Coffee Break

Thu 24 Oct

15:50 - 16:20

Coffee Break

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Why Businesses Need To Embrace Intersectionality

Carrie Parikh

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Data and Privacy Officer @ New Jersey Office of Information Technology

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap ...

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap and are compounded. This is increasingly important because more companies are giving attention to D&I than ever, but often with a narrow, single-minded strategy: “We’re focusing on women first.” This approach, while well-intended, might actually get in the way of progress. Here we consider what organisation can do to adopt a more intersectional approach to D&I.

Key takeaways include:

• Realizing that by focusing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
• Recognizing that in 2019 non-intersectional D&I initiatives are effectively telling people they have to wait their turn!
• Evaluating what will happen if we fail to adopt intersectionality to our D&I initiatives
• Understanding how to go about adopting a lens of intersectionality?

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Why Businesses Need To Embrace Intersectionality

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Carrie Parikh

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Data and Privacy Officer @ New Jersey Office of Information Technology

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap ...

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap and are compounded. This is increasingly important because more companies are giving attention to D&I than ever, but often with a narrow, single-minded strategy: “We’re focusing on women first.” This approach, while well-intended, might actually get in the way of progress. Here we consider what organisation can do to adopt a more intersectional approach to D&I.

Key takeaways include:

• Realizing that by focusing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
• Recognizing that in 2019 non-intersectional D&I initiatives are effectively telling people they have to wait their turn!
• Evaluating what will happen if we fail to adopt intersectionality to our D&I initiatives
• Understanding how to go about adopting a lens of intersectionality?

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

How To Avoid Unconscious Bias in Your Job Specs

Reserved for Event Partner

Studies have shown that ads across many male-dominated industries (like tech!) included gendered ...

Studies have shown that ads across many male-dominated industries (like tech!) included gendered language that deters female candidates from applying! This unconscious bias is often communicated unintentionally in the way ads are written and can negatively impact the diversity of the candidates for the role. The use of gendered language in ads can undermine the implementation of a diverse hiring strategy and affect the way a company’s employer brand is perceived. So how to remove unconscious bias from your recruitment process?

Key takeaways include:

• Understanding the impact of gender-coded words: ‘’Rockstar’, ‘ninja’, ‘dominate’
• Demonstrate inclusiveness by keeping job requirements to the must haves
• Underlining the urgent need to remove jargon from your job ads
• Calling out your company’s progress and commitment to D&I in attracting the right talent
• Creating more perks-based thinking in the creation of job ads, especially around parental leave, subsidies and insurances

Thu 24 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

How To Avoid Unconscious Bias in Your Job Specs

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Reserved for Event Partner

Studies have shown that ads across many male-dominated industries (like tech!) included gendered ...

Studies have shown that ads across many male-dominated industries (like tech!) included gendered language that deters female candidates from applying! This unconscious bias is often communicated unintentionally in the way ads are written and can negatively impact the diversity of the candidates for the role. The use of gendered language in ads can undermine the implementation of a diverse hiring strategy and affect the way a company’s employer brand is perceived. So how to remove unconscious bias from your recruitment process?

Key takeaways include:

• Understanding the impact of gender-coded words: ‘’Rockstar’, ‘ninja’, ‘dominate’
• Demonstrate inclusiveness by keeping job requirements to the must haves
• Underlining the urgent need to remove jargon from your job ads
• Calling out your company’s progress and commitment to D&I in attracting the right talent
• Creating more perks-based thinking in the creation of job ads, especially around parental leave, subsidies and insurances

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

The Path to a More Diverse and Competitive Technology Industry

Tracey Welson-Rossman

Founder & CEO @ TechGirlz

The technology industry increasingly finds itself at a competitive crossroads. More than one ...

The technology industry increasingly finds itself at a competitive crossroads. More than one million jobs are forecast to remain unfilled by 2020, while leading brands come under assault for a lack of diversity amidst their ranks. Bringing more women into the fold not only helps address the looming workforce crisis, it also helps companies build a competitive advantage by aligning their workforce with the gender diversity of their customer base. But how to do this effectively? Tracey Welson-Rossman, technology industry veteran and founder of nonprofit TechGirlz, shares lessons for building The Path that will help more women embrace and succeed in technology careers.


Key takeaways include:
- Learn the most up-to-date figures on the state of America’s tech workforce in the context of today’s workforce shortage.
- Understand that women in technology is more than a headline or political hot button, it’s a competitive business issue for companies of all types and sizes. 
- Develop your understanding how women’s economic independence and empowerment depends on a bigger piece of the tech workforce pie. 
- Learn strategies regarding career advancement in the context of how best to develop a strong, long-lasting network of support.
- Learn how they can help reach out to shape the path for other girls/women to follow them.

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

The Path to a More Diverse and Competitive Technology Industry

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Tracey Welson-Rossman

Founder & CEO @ TechGirlz

The technology industry increasingly finds itself at a competitive crossroads. More than one ...

The technology industry increasingly finds itself at a competitive crossroads. More than one million jobs are forecast to remain unfilled by 2020, while leading brands come under assault for a lack of diversity amidst their ranks. Bringing more women into the fold not only helps address the looming workforce crisis, it also helps companies build a competitive advantage by aligning their workforce with the gender diversity of their customer base. But how to do this effectively? Tracey Welson-Rossman, technology industry veteran and founder of nonprofit TechGirlz, shares lessons for building The Path that will help more women embrace and succeed in technology careers.


Key takeaways include:
- Learn the most up-to-date figures on the state of America’s tech workforce in the context of today’s workforce shortage.
- Understand that women in technology is more than a headline or political hot button, it’s a competitive business issue for companies of all types and sizes. 
- Develop your understanding how women’s economic independence and empowerment depends on a bigger piece of the tech workforce pie. 
- Learn strategies regarding career advancement in the context of how best to develop a strong, long-lasting network of support.
- Learn how they can help reach out to shape the path for other girls/women to follow them.

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 14:40

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

What's Next for Agile?

Catherine Jardines

IT Program Director @ Ally Financial

Depending on the organization, Agile is talked about and used in a variety of different ways. ...

Depending on the organization, Agile is talked about and used in a variety of different ways. Sorting through the different methodologies, terminology, and tools can often be confusing and overwhelming, preventing teams and organizations from successful adoption. This session will break down the different methodologies and provide strategies for how you can adopt and align different pieces to meet the needs of your organization.

Key takeaways include:

• Agile Methodologies – Are there fixed methodologies (i.e. Scrum, Kanban, Lean, DevOps)? When and how do organizations practically apply them? Can you use multiple methodologies within a single organization?
• Team Compositions – How can organizational structures evolve? What roles are still relevant?
• Future Trends – Where is Agile going? Is Waterfall still relevant? What are key focus areas to stay tuned into?
• Useful tools and resources

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 14:40

What's Next for Agile?

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Catherine Jardines

IT Program Director @ Ally Financial

Depending on the organization, Agile is talked about and used in a variety of different ways. ...

Depending on the organization, Agile is talked about and used in a variety of different ways. Sorting through the different methodologies, terminology, and tools can often be confusing and overwhelming, preventing teams and organizations from successful adoption. This session will break down the different methodologies and provide strategies for how you can adopt and align different pieces to meet the needs of your organization.

Key takeaways include:

• Agile Methodologies – Are there fixed methodologies (i.e. Scrum, Kanban, Lean, DevOps)? When and how do organizations practically apply them? Can you use multiple methodologies within a single organization?
• Team Compositions – How can organizational structures evolve? What roles are still relevant?
• Future Trends – Where is Agile going? Is Waterfall still relevant? What are key focus areas to stay tuned into?
• Useful tools and resources

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:45 - 15:15

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Bridging Communication Between Your Tech and Non-Tech Teams

Samantha Wu

Head of Data Strategy and Governance @ Stae

In many organizations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the ...

In many organizations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the office and only communicate in formal setting. This can lead to problems for both sides and ultimately hinder potential growth. In this session, attendees will see how we can encourage better collaboration and understanding to drive progress and better working.

Key takeaways include:

• Building a feedback culture across teams for better transparency
• Understanding the goals and drivers of the different teams
• Communicating the non-monetary values of technical ideas for the business

Thu 24 Oct

14:45 - 15:15

Bridging Communication Between Your Tech and Non-Tech Teams

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Samantha Wu

Head of Data Strategy and Governance @ Stae

In many organizations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the ...

In many organizations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the office and only communicate in formal setting. This can lead to problems for both sides and ultimately hinder potential growth. In this session, attendees will see how we can encourage better collaboration and understanding to drive progress and better working.

Key takeaways include:

• Building a feedback culture across teams for better transparency
• Understanding the goals and drivers of the different teams
• Communicating the non-monetary values of technical ideas for the business

 

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Super Unicorn or Not: How to Lead Digital Solutions Development in a Hundred Year Old Non-Profit Organization

Norah Xiao

Head of Digital Products @ ICMA

What does it really mean and look like when developing digital solutions from ideation to ...

What does it really mean and look like when developing digital solutions from ideation to implementation within an established non-profit organization? In this session, we will reflect this journey together, learn how transformation happened as part of the product development and attempt to define (or redefine) what is the super unicorn in this context.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the needs and challenges of non-profit organizations for digital solutions
- Learn step-by-step actions to transform the micro-culture ready for the agile product development
- Learn tactics and tips to "build" a cross-functional team from the current workforce

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

Super Unicorn or Not: How to Lead Digital Solutions Development in a Hundred Year Old Non-Profit Organization

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Norah Xiao

Head of Digital Products @ ICMA

What does it really mean and look like when developing digital solutions from ideation to ...

What does it really mean and look like when developing digital solutions from ideation to implementation within an established non-profit organization? In this session, we will reflect this journey together, learn how transformation happened as part of the product development and attempt to define (or redefine) what is the super unicorn in this context.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the needs and challenges of non-profit organizations for digital solutions
- Learn step-by-step actions to transform the micro-culture ready for the agile product development
- Learn tactics and tips to "build" a cross-functional team from the current workforce

 

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Future of Business

Creating Your Employee 'Dream Team'*

Reserved for Event Partner

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well ...

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well worth your time and effort in putting in the leg work to find the right people. As a startup founder who doesn’t have infinite resources for recruitment and training programs, you can still save yourself a lot of grief (and money) by taking charge of the hiring process. Here, we explore and give you the chance to test who your first hires should be to build your ideal strong foundation for your startup!

Key takeaways include:

• Understanding that YOU are your first hire: The CEO
• Realizing that if you’re a non-coding founder, then you will need to invest in a front-end engineer, preferably with experience in UX and design …And then there’ll also be the back-end engineer
• Integrating a Marketing Manager
• Understanding what it is your trying to deliver and who will you need to help realise that vision

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

Creating Your Employee 'Dream Team'*

THEME:

Future of Business

Reserved for Event Partner

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well ...

Finding the right people to join you in your startup venture is difficult, but it’s well worth your time and effort in putting in the leg work to find the right people. As a startup founder who doesn’t have infinite resources for recruitment and training programs, you can still save yourself a lot of grief (and money) by taking charge of the hiring process. Here, we explore and give you the chance to test who your first hires should be to build your ideal strong foundation for your startup!

Key takeaways include:

• Understanding that YOU are your first hire: The CEO
• Realizing that if you’re a non-coding founder, then you will need to invest in a front-end engineer, preferably with experience in UX and design …And then there’ll also be the back-end engineer
• Integrating a Marketing Manager
• Understanding what it is your trying to deliver and who will you need to help realise that vision

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Future of Business

Early Stage Funding For the Long Run

Senofer Mendoza

Managing Partner @ Mendoza Ventures

The process of seed stage funding is varied, and there is a universal and steep learning curve. ...

The process of seed stage funding is varied, and there is a universal and steep learning curve. You have an idea, a beta, and maybe a few customers, but how do you translate this business into VC-friendly terms to set yourself up for success? How do you navigate the world of VC as a founder? All VCs are not the same, and how do you find one that is the right fit for you? This session will give you a springboard from which to launch your round in a productive way, from finding the right meetings to have, to cap tables that are set up for success.

Key takeaways include:
- How to find funding options that work for you
- How to strategically select early stage funding that will grow with you
- How to set up a healthy cap table
- How to find VCs that align with your mission and save yourself time pitching to the wind

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

Early Stage Funding For the Long Run

THEME:

Future of Business

Senofer Mendoza

Managing Partner @ Mendoza Ventures

The process of seed stage funding is varied, and there is a universal and steep learning curve. ...

The process of seed stage funding is varied, and there is a universal and steep learning curve. You have an idea, a beta, and maybe a few customers, but how do you translate this business into VC-friendly terms to set yourself up for success? How do you navigate the world of VC as a founder? All VCs are not the same, and how do you find one that is the right fit for you? This session will give you a springboard from which to launch your round in a productive way, from finding the right meetings to have, to cap tables that are set up for success.

Key takeaways include:
- How to find funding options that work for you
- How to strategically select early stage funding that will grow with you
- How to set up a healthy cap table
- How to find VCs that align with your mission and save yourself time pitching to the wind

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 15:10

THEME:

Future of Business

How to Build & Structure Teams for Hypergrowth*

Reserved for Event Partner

Businesses exist for one simple reason: to solve a big problem. At the core of every great ...

Businesses exist for one simple reason: to solve a big problem. At the core of every great product or service is an unfulfilled need that reaches a big enough market. But it’s not enough to have a great idea that solves a big problem; behind each successful company stands a flexible team that can efficiently turn a vision into a growing business. So, how to scale your teams for hypergrowth? Businesses exist for one simple reason: to solve a problem. Have you mastered how to ensure this remains throughout any business turbulence, whether it's culture, people, technology or workflow. As the product and businesses grow, develop your understanding on how to effectively plan, manage and execute your teams growth alongside your business.

Key takeaways include:

• Understanding how to organise your teams around markets
• Empowering people to make decisions
• Changing ‘strategic planning’ for ‘how to build great products
• Building consensus and ownership team brainstorming
• Embracing team self-interests within organisational interests
• Learn how to retain your business culture as you expand

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 15:10

How to Build & Structure Teams for Hypergrowth*

THEME:

Future of Business

Reserved for Event Partner

Businesses exist for one simple reason: to solve a big problem. At the core of every great ...

Businesses exist for one simple reason: to solve a big problem. At the core of every great product or service is an unfulfilled need that reaches a big enough market. But it’s not enough to have a great idea that solves a big problem; behind each successful company stands a flexible team that can efficiently turn a vision into a growing business. So, how to scale your teams for hypergrowth? Businesses exist for one simple reason: to solve a problem. Have you mastered how to ensure this remains throughout any business turbulence, whether it's culture, people, technology or workflow. As the product and businesses grow, develop your understanding on how to effectively plan, manage and execute your teams growth alongside your business.

Key takeaways include:

• Understanding how to organise your teams around markets
• Empowering people to make decisions
• Changing ‘strategic planning’ for ‘how to build great products
• Building consensus and ownership team brainstorming
• Embracing team self-interests within organisational interests
• Learn how to retain your business culture as you expand

 

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

Future of Business

Tips and Tricks for Debiasing Algorithmic-Based Business Decision-Making

Reserved for Guest Speaker

What are the dimensions of value a software engineer should bring to an organization? Many ...

What are the dimensions of value a software engineer should bring to an organization? Many managers might narrowly expect an engineer's value to simply be in turning specifications into code, when that's only a small part of what engineers are capable of. In this talk, we'll discuss how leveraging engineering perspective outside of strictly technical domains can drive progress across multiple areas of business - while increasing your engineering retention rate.

Key takeaways include:

• Challenging the perception of software engineers
• Benefits of engineering input in non-engineering areas
• Empowering engineers to contribute outside of engineering
• Showcase how you can keep ‘millennials’ on the East Coast by developing their holistic business skillset alongside their technical skillset

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

Tips and Tricks for Debiasing Algorithmic-Based Business Decision-Making

THEME:

Future of Business

Reserved for Guest Speaker

What are the dimensions of value a software engineer should bring to an organization? Many ...

What are the dimensions of value a software engineer should bring to an organization? Many managers might narrowly expect an engineer's value to simply be in turning specifications into code, when that's only a small part of what engineers are capable of. In this talk, we'll discuss how leveraging engineering perspective outside of strictly technical domains can drive progress across multiple areas of business - while increasing your engineering retention rate.

Key takeaways include:

• Challenging the perception of software engineers
• Benefits of engineering input in non-engineering areas
• Empowering engineers to contribute outside of engineering
• Showcase how you can keep ‘millennials’ on the East Coast by developing their holistic business skillset alongside their technical skillset

 

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Future Me

Getting Your Ideas Heard (Without being labeled 'Bossy')*

Reserved for Event Partner

As the technology landscape is continuously changing, it’s crucial for leaders to enhance ...

As the technology landscape is continuously changing, it’s crucial for leaders to enhance their communication and collaborative skills while developing their expertise. It can sometimes be daunting to navigate environments when you are the only one, the only woman, the only expert….Join this workshop to develop your personal brand & expertise, to ensure your not only listened to but sought after as an expert in your area.

Key takeaways include:

• Learn how to enhance your expertise
• Develop key strategies to raise your profile when presenting (verbal & non-verbal)
• Understand different methods to share your expertise and insight with different stakeholders

Thu 24 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

Getting Your Ideas Heard (Without being labeled 'Bossy')*

THEME:

Future Me

Reserved for Event Partner

As the technology landscape is continuously changing, it’s crucial for leaders to enhance ...

As the technology landscape is continuously changing, it’s crucial for leaders to enhance their communication and collaborative skills while developing their expertise. It can sometimes be daunting to navigate environments when you are the only one, the only woman, the only expert….Join this workshop to develop your personal brand & expertise, to ensure your not only listened to but sought after as an expert in your area.

Key takeaways include:

• Learn how to enhance your expertise
• Develop key strategies to raise your profile when presenting (verbal & non-verbal)
• Understand different methods to share your expertise and insight with different stakeholders

 

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Future Me

Leading Laterally: Becoming the Leader Before the Title

Christina Bourne

Senior Product Manager @ CallRail

Maybe you have an idea that you want to communicate to your department or organization. Maybe ...

Maybe you have an idea that you want to communicate to your department or organization. Maybe you find yourself constantly needing to manage sideways - getting your peers on board, on the same timeline, or in agreement in order to move forward. Maybe you are responsible for an outcome but you have peers responsible for a piece of the work. These scenarios all require one major skill: leadership. In this session, I will present actionable steps we can take to be seen as leaders in our current role and drive results regardless of title or authority.

Key takeaways include:

• Learn actionable practices to drive your peers towards your end goal.
• How to be the catalyst to foster a team environment.
• How to have the confidence to be a leader without the "right" title.
• Tips to sell your vision to your peers.

Thu 24 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

Leading Laterally: Becoming the Leader Before the Title

THEME:

Future Me

Christina Bourne

Senior Product Manager @ CallRail

Maybe you have an idea that you want to communicate to your department or organization. Maybe ...

Maybe you have an idea that you want to communicate to your department or organization. Maybe you find yourself constantly needing to manage sideways - getting your peers on board, on the same timeline, or in agreement in order to move forward. Maybe you are responsible for an outcome but you have peers responsible for a piece of the work. These scenarios all require one major skill: leadership. In this session, I will present actionable steps we can take to be seen as leaders in our current role and drive results regardless of title or authority.

Key takeaways include:

• Learn actionable practices to drive your peers towards your end goal.
• How to be the catalyst to foster a team environment.
• How to have the confidence to be a leader without the "right" title.
• Tips to sell your vision to your peers.

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 15:10

THEME:

Future Me

Show, Don't Tell: Visualsing the Future of Data

Dom Cunningham, MBA

Senior Consultant, Business Intelligence & Analytics @ Avanade

The digital revolution has created a massive influx of new information. Data is everywhere and ...

The digital revolution has created a massive influx of new information. Data is everywhere and BI is evolving at a rapid pace. But how do you transform very large and even complex data into meaningful insights for your business? As a key influencer, you can drive positive change with well-designed data visualization, enabling your stakeholders to make better, faster, smarter and more real-time data-driven decisions.
 
In this session, Dominique will share strategies for presenting data in a more engaging and understandable medium and also share best practices for communicating key insights with clarity, confidence and impact.
 
Key takeaways include:
- Harnessing the power of business intelligence
- Observing Microsoft Power BI and its latest self-service capabilities
- Encouraging discussion around how BI can drive business outcomes
- Understanding how to analyze data and visually communicate it

Thu 24 Oct

14:10 - 15:10

Show, Don't Tell: Visualsing the Future of Data

THEME:

Future Me

Dom Cunningham, MBA

Senior Consultant, Business Intelligence & Analytics @ Avanade

The digital revolution has created a massive influx of new information. Data is everywhere and ...

The digital revolution has created a massive influx of new information. Data is everywhere and BI is evolving at a rapid pace. But how do you transform very large and even complex data into meaningful insights for your business? As a key influencer, you can drive positive change with well-designed data visualization, enabling your stakeholders to make better, faster, smarter and more real-time data-driven decisions.
 
In this session, Dominique will share strategies for presenting data in a more engaging and understandable medium and also share best practices for communicating key insights with clarity, confidence and impact.
 
Key takeaways include:
- Harnessing the power of business intelligence
- Observing Microsoft Power BI and its latest self-service capabilities
- Encouraging discussion around how BI can drive business outcomes
- Understanding how to analyze data and visually communicate it

 

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

Future Me

Creating the Holistic Business Engineer

Megan O’Leary

Senior Software Engineer @ Soroco

As all industries are moving towards digital transformation, identifying new systems, approaches ...

As all industries are moving towards digital transformation, identifying new systems, approaches and processes require in depth understanding of what is currently being done across the business. To truly accelarate your organisation, where should you start? Your people or your tech? Join this workshop to understand a effective approach to drive true innovation and digital transformation within your organisation.

Key takeaways include:

Thu 24 Oct

15:20 - 15:50

Creating the Holistic Business Engineer

THEME:

Future Me

Megan O’Leary

Senior Software Engineer @ Soroco

As all industries are moving towards digital transformation, identifying new systems, approaches ...

As all industries are moving towards digital transformation, identifying new systems, approaches and processes require in depth understanding of what is currently being done across the business. To truly accelarate your organisation, where should you start? Your people or your tech? Join this workshop to understand a effective approach to drive true innovation and digital transformation within your organisation.

Key takeaways include:

 

Fri 25 Oct

07:45 - 08:45

Registration

Fri 25 Oct

07:45 - 08:45

Registration

Fri 25 Oct

09:15 - 09:30

Opening Remarks & Chairperson's Introduction

Fri 25 Oct

09:15 - 09:30

Opening Remarks & Chairperson's Introduction

Fri 25 Oct

09:30 - 10:00

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

It's Happening Now: The Realities of Big Data for ALL Businesses

Reserved for Event Partner

The value of data increases each day, with organizations finding innovative approaches to break ...

The value of data increases each day, with organizations finding innovative approaches to break down, chop, cut and present how we use data. Utilizing data has been a crucial path for organizations to get the upper hand and outperform their competitors. And we're now in a stage of the digital transformation, where you no longer have a choice but to get up and close with your data. In this session, learn the key steps you can take to not only understand your data but how you can effectively leverage it to provide what your customers need before they know it.

Fri 25 Oct

09:30 - 10:00

It's Happening Now: The Realities of Big Data for ALL Businesses

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reserved for Event Partner

The value of data increases each day, with organizations finding innovative approaches to break ...

The value of data increases each day, with organizations finding innovative approaches to break down, chop, cut and present how we use data. Utilizing data has been a crucial path for organizations to get the upper hand and outperform their competitors. And we're now in a stage of the digital transformation, where you no longer have a choice but to get up and close with your data. In this session, learn the key steps you can take to not only understand your data but how you can effectively leverage it to provide what your customers need before they know it.

 

Fri 25 Oct

10:00 - 11:00

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Panel: Redefining the East Coast Identity

Marco Irizarry

Global Manager of Diversity & Inclusion @ Akamai

The digital transformation is happening at a faster speed than we ever envisioned, changing how ...

The digital transformation is happening at a faster speed than we ever envisioned, changing how we work and changing what we provide to our customer base. The recent boom and growth of the East Coast Tech scene is matching and rivalling against the West Coast where the ‘cool tech’ is happening. But is this really the truth? In this panel, we’ll hear from cross-industry leaders on how we can effectively redefine the East Coast Tech identity to ensure that the growth of our industry.

Fri 25 Oct

10:00 - 11:00

Panel: Redefining the East Coast Identity

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Marco Irizarry

Global Manager of Diversity & Inclusion @ Akamai

The digital transformation is happening at a faster speed than we ever envisioned, changing how ...

The digital transformation is happening at a faster speed than we ever envisioned, changing how we work and changing what we provide to our customer base. The recent boom and growth of the East Coast Tech scene is matching and rivalling against the West Coast where the ‘cool tech’ is happening. But is this really the truth? In this panel, we’ll hear from cross-industry leaders on how we can effectively redefine the East Coast Tech identity to ensure that the growth of our industry.

 

Fri 25 Oct

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Fri 25 Oct

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Fri 25 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Demystifying Mentorship - Who Benefits?

Reserved for Event Partner

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

Fri 25 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Demystifying Mentorship - Who Benefits?

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reserved for Event Partner

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

 

Fri 25 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reclaiming the East Coast Spotlight

Magdalena Georgieva

Senior Product Manager @ HubSpot

The East Coast produces some of the most talented tech graduates across America. However, many ...

The East Coast produces some of the most talented tech graduates across America. However, many of them leave the area for the promise of Silicon Valley. How do you attract and retain talent in a growingly competitive space like this? In this session, product manager Maggie Georgieva will share her personal path and weave throughout effective ways to repaint the East Coast industry image.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how your company can attract and retain talent in a competitive market
- Hear about opportunities to get involved with the local community and spread your company and personal influence
- Understand how we can ALL engage with the younger generation to boost the success of East Coast enterprises

Fri 25 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

Reclaiming the East Coast Spotlight

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Magdalena Georgieva

Senior Product Manager @ HubSpot

The East Coast produces some of the most talented tech graduates across America. However, many ...

The East Coast produces some of the most talented tech graduates across America. However, many of them leave the area for the promise of Silicon Valley. How do you attract and retain talent in a growingly competitive space like this? In this session, product manager Maggie Georgieva will share her personal path and weave throughout effective ways to repaint the East Coast industry image.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how your company can attract and retain talent in a competitive market
- Hear about opportunities to get involved with the local community and spread your company and personal influence
- Understand how we can ALL engage with the younger generation to boost the success of East Coast enterprises

 

Fri 25 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Debugging Life with Grit & Gratitude

TeLisa Daughtry

Founder & CTO @ FlyTechnista

As Developers/Engineers, when we are facing errors and issues within our code; we have ...

As Developers/Engineers, when we are facing errors and issues within our code; we have frameworks and resources that we can turn to, to help us identify and troubleshoot the problem; this process is called Debugging. However, as Founders/Leaders and Humans when we are facing issues within our life sometimes it can feel like we don’t have the frameworks and resources needed to help troubleshoot the issues within our own lives. This talk is designed to equip attendees with strategies for surviving and thriving through life obstacles; both personally and professionally, and addressing Founder/Leadership burnout; to maximize your fullest potential as a Founder/Leader and Woman.

Key takeaways include: 

• Learn strategies to cultivate your breakthrough; through heartbreak, setbacks, failures, and disappointments.
• Gain lifehacks for developing resilience, strength, and inner-peace 
• Develop tips to hustle with hope; and grind with grit & gratitude.
• Develop frameworks to become and bring your BEST SELF

Fri 25 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

Debugging Life with Grit & Gratitude

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

TeLisa Daughtry

Founder & CTO @ FlyTechnista

As Developers/Engineers, when we are facing errors and issues within our code; we have ...

As Developers/Engineers, when we are facing errors and issues within our code; we have frameworks and resources that we can turn to, to help us identify and troubleshoot the problem; this process is called Debugging. However, as Founders/Leaders and Humans when we are facing issues within our life sometimes it can feel like we don’t have the frameworks and resources needed to help troubleshoot the issues within our own lives. This talk is designed to equip attendees with strategies for surviving and thriving through life obstacles; both personally and professionally, and addressing Founder/Leadership burnout; to maximize your fullest potential as a Founder/Leader and Woman.

Key takeaways include: 

• Learn strategies to cultivate your breakthrough; through heartbreak, setbacks, failures, and disappointments.
• Gain lifehacks for developing resilience, strength, and inner-peace 
• Develop tips to hustle with hope; and grind with grit & gratitude.
• Develop frameworks to become and bring your BEST SELF

 

Fri 25 Oct

13:10 - 13:40

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Inventing Your Career

Nicole Eickhoff

One of the most common job search frustrations stems from people who want to change careers, but ...

One of the most common job search frustrations stems from people who want to change careers, but fear they don’t have enough “experience”. So, how do you gain the experience your dream job requires? The strategies for growth may surprise you! During this presentation you will learn tips and tricks for inventing a career path you can actually follow.

Key takeaways include:

• Creating the career changer roadmap
• Starting with the why
• Assessing how best to present transferable skillsets
• Embracing the passion of why this is your dream job and not being afraid to show it!
• Doing your homework and being honest about what it’s going to take: Are you lacking certain skills currently?
• Creating your personal action plan, including an ideal timeline and identifiable milestones along the way

Fri 25 Oct

13:10 - 13:40

Inventing Your Career

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Nicole Eickhoff

One of the most common job search frustrations stems from people who want to change careers, but ...

One of the most common job search frustrations stems from people who want to change careers, but fear they don’t have enough “experience”. So, how do you gain the experience your dream job requires? The strategies for growth may surprise you! During this presentation you will learn tips and tricks for inventing a career path you can actually follow.

Key takeaways include:

• Creating the career changer roadmap
• Starting with the why
• Assessing how best to present transferable skillsets
• Embracing the passion of why this is your dream job and not being afraid to show it!
• Doing your homework and being honest about what it’s going to take: Are you lacking certain skills currently?
• Creating your personal action plan, including an ideal timeline and identifiable milestones along the way

 

Fri 25 Oct

13:40 - 14:40

Lunch

Fri 25 Oct

13:40 - 14:40

Lunch

Fri 25 Oct

14:40 - 15:10

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Fireside Chat: Moving The Converstion On From Gender Diversity

Rati Thanawala

Technology Executive & Fellow, Advanced Leadership @ Harvard University

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap ...

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap and are compounded. This is increasingly important because more companies are giving attention to D&I than ever, but often with a narrow, single-minded strategy: “We’re focusing on gender first.” This approach, while well-intended and increasingly positively impactful, is not the way forward for true progress. Here we consider what organisation can do to adopt a more intersectional approach to D&I.

Key takeaways include:

• Realizing that by focussing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
• Recognizing that in 2019 non-intersectional D&I initiatives are effectively telling people they have to wait their turn!
• Evaluating what will happen if we fail to adopt intersectionality to our D&I initiatives
• Understanding how to go about adopting a lens of intersectionality?

Fri 25 Oct

14:40 - 15:10

Fireside Chat: Moving The Converstion On From Gender Diversity

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Rati Thanawala

Technology Executive & Fellow, Advanced Leadership @ Harvard University

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap ...

Intersectionality considers different systems of oppression, and specifically how they overlap and are compounded. This is increasingly important because more companies are giving attention to D&I than ever, but often with a narrow, single-minded strategy: “We’re focusing on gender first.” This approach, while well-intended and increasingly positively impactful, is not the way forward for true progress. Here we consider what organisation can do to adopt a more intersectional approach to D&I.

Key takeaways include:

• Realizing that by focussing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
• Recognizing that in 2019 non-intersectional D&I initiatives are effectively telling people they have to wait their turn!
• Evaluating what will happen if we fail to adopt intersectionality to our D&I initiatives
• Understanding how to go about adopting a lens of intersectionality?

 

Fri 25 Oct

15:10 - 15:40

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

How Do Leaders Need to Evolve for the Future of Tech?

Reserved for Guest Speaker

There are basic leadership skills that have worked for leaders and teams in the past. Basic ...

There are basic leadership skills that have worked for leaders and teams in the past. Basic leadership skills include the ability to communicate a vision, adapt to multiple personalities, manage conflict and motivate a team. The evolution of work will require leaders to have new skills! Leaders therefore need to upskill and reskill in order to build effectiveness and to inspire teams to create the future of work. Here we will examine just what this entails.

Key take aways include:
- Evaluating exactly how leadership is changing
- Lifting the value of the human intelligence quotient for future leaders
- Recognising the need for future leaders to excel in intuitive creativity
- Reiterating the need for greater diversity in our future leaders
- Effectively utilising diversity as a new way to lead

Fri 25 Oct

15:10 - 15:40

How Do Leaders Need to Evolve for the Future of Tech?

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Reserved for Guest Speaker

There are basic leadership skills that have worked for leaders and teams in the past. Basic ...

There are basic leadership skills that have worked for leaders and teams in the past. Basic leadership skills include the ability to communicate a vision, adapt to multiple personalities, manage conflict and motivate a team. The evolution of work will require leaders to have new skills! Leaders therefore need to upskill and reskill in order to build effectiveness and to inspire teams to create the future of work. Here we will examine just what this entails.

Key take aways include:
- Evaluating exactly how leadership is changing
- Lifting the value of the human intelligence quotient for future leaders
- Recognising the need for future leaders to excel in intuitive creativity
- Reiterating the need for greater diversity in our future leaders
- Effectively utilising diversity as a new way to lead

 

Fri 25 Oct

15:20 - 15:30

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Closing Remarks & End of Conference

Fri 25 Oct

15:20 - 15:30

Closing Remarks & End of Conference

THEME:

Redesigning the Tech World

Fri 25 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The Digital Transformation Lens on Sustainability

Julie Kae

Executive Director @ Qlik.org

Two years ago, the World Economic Forum identified climate change as the biggest global risk ...

Two years ago, the World Economic Forum identified climate change as the biggest global risk facing business and the economy in the times ahead. As businesses continue to mobilize new climate change policies and actions toward positive global impact, one of the most powerful tools at their disposal is the utilization of data to inform action. Leading organizations are gathering and activating data to measure, reduce, and respond to the most urgent needs globally in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Leveraging data-intensive technologies such as AI and machine learning, new predictive models can show which actions drive the most impact to inform the creation and execution of new policies. Julie Kae will discuss how Qlik is leading efforts towards global sustainability and how you can deliver value and creatively empower your company to do the same.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how business and nonprofits – together - are driving sustainability
- Learn how data influences decision making at all levels of an organization
- Build skills to identify opportunities to leverage data in your role and company
- Gain insight into tools and organizations for support
- Leave inspired to make a difference!

Fri 25 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

The Digital Transformation Lens on Sustainability

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Julie Kae

Executive Director @ Qlik.org

Two years ago, the World Economic Forum identified climate change as the biggest global risk ...

Two years ago, the World Economic Forum identified climate change as the biggest global risk facing business and the economy in the times ahead. As businesses continue to mobilize new climate change policies and actions toward positive global impact, one of the most powerful tools at their disposal is the utilization of data to inform action. Leading organizations are gathering and activating data to measure, reduce, and respond to the most urgent needs globally in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Leveraging data-intensive technologies such as AI and machine learning, new predictive models can show which actions drive the most impact to inform the creation and execution of new policies. Julie Kae will discuss how Qlik is leading efforts towards global sustainability and how you can deliver value and creatively empower your company to do the same.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how business and nonprofits – together - are driving sustainability
- Learn how data influences decision making at all levels of an organization
- Build skills to identify opportunities to leverage data in your role and company
- Gain insight into tools and organizations for support
- Leave inspired to make a difference!

 

Fri 25 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The AI Reality - How To Integrate AI Into Your Business

Leslie Swanson

Founder & CEO @ eXalt Solutions

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

Fri 25 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

The AI Reality - How To Integrate AI Into Your Business

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Leslie Swanson

Founder & CEO @ eXalt Solutions

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

 

Fri 25 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Devloping a Security (and Privacy) Mindset

Jessica Robinson

CEO @ Purepoint International

In this session, we will focus on the global trends in cybersecurity and its quickly evolving ...

In this session, we will focus on the global trends in cybersecurity and its quickly evolving nature at the intersection of quantum computing, IoT, AI, Authentication, privacy and regulatory environments. Hear from first-hand knowledge of how to expand beyond the scope of the business environment.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn what the shared responsibility model is between business and consumers as it relates to cybersecurity
- Understand the convergence of recent regulatory legislation as it relates to security, privacy and IoT
- Understand the state sponsored cybersecurity attacks the societal and individual impact.

Fri 25 Oct

12:40 - 13:10

Devloping a Security (and Privacy) Mindset

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Jessica Robinson

CEO @ Purepoint International

In this session, we will focus on the global trends in cybersecurity and its quickly evolving ...

In this session, we will focus on the global trends in cybersecurity and its quickly evolving nature at the intersection of quantum computing, IoT, AI, Authentication, privacy and regulatory environments. Hear from first-hand knowledge of how to expand beyond the scope of the business environment.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn what the shared responsibility model is between business and consumers as it relates to cybersecurity
- Understand the convergence of recent regulatory legislation as it relates to security, privacy and IoT
- Understand the state sponsored cybersecurity attacks the societal and individual impact.

 

Fri 25 Oct

13:10 - 13:40

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Is There a Future for DevOps

Kelly O’Briant

Solutions Engineer @ RStudio

Among the trends we had experienced in the recent times, one is undoubtedly the adoption of ...

Among the trends we had experienced in the recent times, one is undoubtedly the adoption of DevOps practices within businesses. As we are move into 2019, it is becoming more obvious that DevOps is becoming mainstream, with many large organisations getting on board with DevOps., but does DevOps have a longer-term future, or will it be replaced by something else 10 years from now? During this presentation we consider what the future holds for DevOps.

Key takeaways include: 
- Realising the benefits seen to date from DevOps – How far have we come?
- Does DevOps live up to the hype to make it a worthwhile investment for a business?
- Exploring the current trends – Microservices and containers
- Recognising the relationship between big data and DevOps in taking a step forward toward the design of predictive analytics

Fri 25 Oct

13:10 - 13:40

Is There a Future for DevOps

THEME:

The Digital Frontier