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Thu 24 Oct

07:45 - 08:45

Registration

Thu 24 Oct

07:45 - 08:45

Registration

Thu 24 Oct

08:45 - 09:00

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Thu 24 Oct

08:45 - 09:00

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Thu 24 Oct

09:00 - 11:00

Morning Keynotes

Thu 24 Oct

09:00 - 11:00

Morning Keynotes

Thu 24 Oct

11:00 - 11:35

Morning Coffee Break & Networking

Thu 24 Oct

11:00 - 11:35

Morning Coffee Break & Networking

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Changing How We See The Next Generation of Women in Tech

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the ...

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the workforce. However, with new ways of working including flexible working initiatives, remote teams and increased focus on returnship, the next generation takes on a different, exciting meaning. We look at what we should be doing to attract and retain this new, diverse generation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining how companies can make positive, meaningful changes – Age-inclusive language
  • Embracing career-breakers/changers into your recruitment strategies for greater diversity
  • Determining what benefits and perks will play a major role in attracting this more diverse workforce

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Changing How We See The Next Generation of Women in Tech

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the ...

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the workforce. However, with new ways of working including flexible working initiatives, remote teams and increased focus on returnship, the next generation takes on a different, exciting meaning. We look at what we should be doing to attract and retain this new, diverse generation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining how companies can make positive, meaningful changes – Age-inclusive language
  • Embracing career-breakers/changers into your recruitment strategies for greater diversity
  • Determining what benefits and perks will play a major role in attracting this more diverse workforce
 

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

AI & Machine Learning Demystified

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

This presentation will cover the basics necessary for understanding AI. The most basic question of ‘What is artificial intelligence?’ will be answered!

Key takeaways include:

  • A clear understanding of the recent advances in AI
  • Understanding of where AI sees practical application
  • Clarity on future uses for AI
  • Confidence that AI won’t replace humans, only enable them to make better decisions!
  • Beginner-level understanding of the 2 common approaches to achieving AI: Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Understanding that an AI’s biases are not its own!

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

AI & Machine Learning Demystified

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

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

This presentation will cover the basics necessary for understanding AI. The most basic question of ‘What is artificial intelligence?’ will be answered!

Key takeaways include:

  • A clear understanding of the recent advances in AI
  • Understanding of where AI sees practical application
  • Clarity on future uses for AI
  • Confidence that AI won’t replace humans, only enable them to make better decisions!
  • Beginner-level understanding of the 2 common approaches to achieving AI: Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Understanding that an AI’s biases are not its own!
 

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Building a Diverse Pipeline - How to Start Up D&I Initiatives in Your Organisation

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of ...

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of innovation and growth. We'll discuss how to build the foundations for a great, effective programme and how to get everyone in your organisation on board.

Key takeaways include:

  • Securing buy-in from teams and senior stake holders
  • Deciding on the goals and key areas of concern to target
  • Examining how to measure the success of the initiative

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Building a Diverse Pipeline - How to Start Up D&I Initiatives in Your Organisation

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of ...

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of innovation and growth. We'll discuss how to build the foundations for a great, effective programme and how to get everyone in your organisation on board.

Key takeaways include:

  • Securing buy-in from teams and senior stake holders
  • Deciding on the goals and key areas of concern to target
  • Examining how to measure the success of the initiative
 

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

Starting Up & Scaling Up

Inspiring Female Founders

It can feel like we hear the same entrepreneurial story over and over again: I quit my job, ...

It can feel like we hear the same entrepreneurial story over and over again: I quit my job, worked hard, and now I have a business. While that may be true, as a general theme, there are many unique stories that have yet to be told – and those stories are the ones that truly inspire. They’re not one-dimensional; they’re real and raw and most of all, relatable. We will hear from 5 different and equally amazing female founders at the 2019 Women in Tech East Coast event. They will share with us their successes and challenges on their founder journeys, to help inspire you to start your own story!

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Inspiring Female Founders

THEME:

Starting Up & Scaling Up

It can feel like we hear the same entrepreneurial story over and over again: I quit my job, ...

It can feel like we hear the same entrepreneurial story over and over again: I quit my job, worked hard, and now I have a business. While that may be true, as a general theme, there are many unique stories that have yet to be told – and those stories are the ones that truly inspire. They’re not one-dimensional; they’re real and raw and most of all, relatable. We will hear from 5 different and equally amazing female founders at the 2019 Women in Tech East Coast event. They will share with us their successes and challenges on their founder journeys, to help inspire you to start your own story!

 

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Discussing the Gender Pay Gap with Your Employer

Gender Pay Gap Reporting made a splash across all industries in 2019 resulting in several ...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting made a splash across all industries in 2019 resulting in several countries passing legislature for mandatory reporting and many changes at an organisational level since. The results, as many of us expected truly pulled back the lid on just how deep this issue runs. Many of us now wonder, how do we open up this conversation with our employers? We discuss...

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the gap in the tech sector and where it is coming from – Is it roles or pay?
  • Assessing the impact of the changing jobs market
  • Reviewing how improved STEM for girls can help towards closing the tech-sector gender pay gap
  • Examining how technology can help close the gender pay gap?

Thu 24 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Discussing the Gender Pay Gap with Your Employer

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Gender Pay Gap Reporting made a splash across all industries in 2019 resulting in several ...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting made a splash across all industries in 2019 resulting in several countries passing legislature for mandatory reporting and many changes at an organisational level since. The results, as many of us expected truly pulled back the lid on just how deep this issue runs. Many of us now wonder, how do we open up this conversation with our employers? We discuss...

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the gap in the tech sector and where it is coming from – Is it roles or pay?
  • Assessing the impact of the changing jobs market
  • Reviewing how improved STEM for girls can help towards closing the tech-sector gender pay gap
  • Examining how technology can help close the gender pay gap?
 

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Creating Allies: Bringing Everyone On-board with D&I

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving ...

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving the way to increased female tech representation. But specifically, what can and should, men be doing to help pave the way for more women? We will consider this and more during this presentation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Setting the groundwork for change - understanding the goals of allyship in tech
  • Examining best practices for attaining positive, impactful engagement from male colleagues
  • Tips for increasing their engagement with D&I within and outside work
  • Learning how to increase support and sponsorship with male colleagues

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

Creating Allies: Bringing Everyone On-board with D&I

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving ...

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving the way to increased female tech representation. But specifically, what can and should, men be doing to help pave the way for more women? We will consider this and more during this presentation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Setting the groundwork for change - understanding the goals of allyship in tech
  • Examining best practices for attaining positive, impactful engagement from male colleagues
  • Tips for increasing their engagement with D&I within and outside work
  • Learning how to increase support and sponsorship with male colleagues
 

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The Technology Trends You Need To Know To Work in Any Industry

With increasingly cognitive technologies, like machine learning and touch commerce becoming ...

With increasingly cognitive technologies, like machine learning and touch commerce becoming increasingly popular across every industry from banking to healthcare, technology is revolutionising the way we do business and making high-tech approaches an integral part of our lives. During this presentation we will consider how this is reshaping industries and what key tech trends you need to know to succeed in any industry vertical.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance and impact of IoT per industry
  • Examining the increasing role of machine learning from social media to how companies do businesses with their customers
  • Evaluating VR’s abilities to deliver fully immersive digital experiences from gaming to sales and marketing strategies and future learning methodologies
  • Assessing touch commerce and the impacts of one-touch purchasing
  • Calculating the potential impact of cognitive technology on enterprise software

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

The Technology Trends You Need To Know To Work in Any Industry

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

With increasingly cognitive technologies, like machine learning and touch commerce becoming ...

With increasingly cognitive technologies, like machine learning and touch commerce becoming increasingly popular across every industry from banking to healthcare, technology is revolutionising the way we do business and making high-tech approaches an integral part of our lives. During this presentation we will consider how this is reshaping industries and what key tech trends you need to know to succeed in any industry vertical.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance and impact of IoT per industry
  • Examining the increasing role of machine learning from social media to how companies do businesses with their customers
  • Evaluating VR’s abilities to deliver fully immersive digital experiences from gaming to sales and marketing strategies and future learning methodologies
  • Assessing touch commerce and the impacts of one-touch purchasing
  • Calculating the potential impact of cognitive technology on enterprise software
 

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Will 'Flexibility' Be The Key To The Evolution Of Work?

It’s important when considering how work will evolve in the future not to overlook that we ...

It’s important when considering how work will evolve in the future not to overlook that we are still tackling old problems, on top of the new. That said, the future of work can also sometimes mean using new solutions to tackle these old existing problems. Flexibility isn’t a new ‘perk’ as such, but up to now its been one that is hard to come by in the workplace. However, flexibility at work is becoming more common and acceptable, largely down to the advances in technology. Working remotely and staying connected is now a global reality – But, still seen as a perk. As we move further forwards into the future of work will we need to change our attitudes?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance of seeing flexibility as a business asset
  • Examining the impacts to bottom line from reduced physical real-estate costs of office spaces
  • Improving employee engagement with better autonomy and freedom as a result of flexibility
  • Realising that flexibility is still something that needs to be ironed out for working parents

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

Will 'Flexibility' Be The Key To The Evolution Of Work?

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

It’s important when considering how work will evolve in the future not to overlook that we ...

It’s important when considering how work will evolve in the future not to overlook that we are still tackling old problems, on top of the new. That said, the future of work can also sometimes mean using new solutions to tackle these old existing problems. Flexibility isn’t a new ‘perk’ as such, but up to now its been one that is hard to come by in the workplace. However, flexibility at work is becoming more common and acceptable, largely down to the advances in technology. Working remotely and staying connected is now a global reality – But, still seen as a perk. As we move further forwards into the future of work will we need to change our attitudes?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance of seeing flexibility as a business asset
  • Examining the impacts to bottom line from reduced physical real-estate costs of office spaces
  • Improving employee engagement with better autonomy and freedom as a result of flexibility
  • Realising that flexibility is still something that needs to be ironed out for working parents
 

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 13:10

THEME:

Workshops

Creating Your Employee Dream Team

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
  • Realising 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

12:10 - 13:10

Creating Your Employee Dream Team

THEME:

Workshops

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
  • Realising 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

12:10 - 13:10

THEME:

Workshops

Tackling Imposter Syndrome

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with ...

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with technology-focused careers suffer from Impostor Syndrome, according to a study from workplace social media site Blind. Indeed, its estimated that 70% of people experience impostor syndrome at one point in their lives. So how to tackle this if you’re in tech?

Key takeaways include:

  • Realising the importance of mentorship
  • Developing the abilities to recognise your current skills and expertise and therefore identify where you might need upskilling
  • Remembering what you do well and not being afraid to talk about it!
  • Exploring how to challenge your current mindset and change your thinking

Thu 24 Oct

12:10 - 13:10

Tackling Imposter Syndrome

THEME:

Workshops

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with ...

Feeling like an imposter is more common than you might think. In fact, 58% of people with technology-focused careers suffer from Impostor Syndrome, according to a study from workplace social media site Blind. Indeed, its estimated that 70% of people experience impostor syndrome at one point in their lives. So how to tackle this if you’re in tech?

Key takeaways include:

  • Realising the importance of mentorship
  • Developing the abilities to recognise your current skills and expertise and therefore identify where you might need upskilling
  • Remembering what you do well and not being afraid to talk about it!
  • Exploring how to challenge your current mindset and change your thinking
 

Thu 24 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Your Role in Changing the 'Techie' Stereotype

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skills - breaking the current ""brogrammer"" ...

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skills - breaking the current ""brogrammer"" stereotype is crucial to achieving that. Cases where women have been expected to fall into this category are far from unheard of! We all have a part to play in showing what a great industry for everyone tech is and ultimately changing the face of the sector for good - we're more than ready for it, let's get started...

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding your individual power and opportunity in changing the status-quo
  • Understanding the importance of both internal and external perception to shatter stereotypes
  • Learning to leverage social media to help encourage students to consider tech careers

Thu 24 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

Your Role in Changing the 'Techie' Stereotype

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skills - breaking the current ""brogrammer"" ...

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skills - breaking the current ""brogrammer"" stereotype is crucial to achieving that. Cases where women have been expected to fall into this category are far from unheard of! We all have a part to play in showing what a great industry for everyone tech is and ultimately changing the face of the sector for good - we're more than ready for it, let's get started...

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding your individual power and opportunity in changing the status-quo
  • Understanding the importance of both internal and external perception to shatter stereotypes
  • Learning to leverage social media to help encourage students to consider tech careers
 

Thu 24 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Modernizing Legacy Systems in Your Organization

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely ...

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely change our systems. Doing so when we have years of data and processes in place is a huge feat for anyone. In this session, we will look at case studies of of implementing large scale digital changes and how adoption was handled and encouraged across orgs.

Key takeaways include:

  • Aiding user acceptance of new systems
  • Learning how to identify and rectify unknown dependencies on the legacy systems
  • Planning for workflow issues and implementing realistic time scales for adoption

Thu 24 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

Modernizing Legacy Systems in Your Organization

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely ...

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely change our systems. Doing so when we have years of data and processes in place is a huge feat for anyone. In this session, we will look at case studies of of implementing large scale digital changes and how adoption was handled and encouraged across orgs.

Key takeaways include:

  • Aiding user acceptance of new systems
  • Learning how to identify and rectify unknown dependencies on the legacy systems
  • Planning for workflow issues and implementing realistic time scales for adoption
 

Thu 24 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Bridging Communication Between Your Tech and Non-Tech Teams

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

12:45 - 13:15

Bridging Communication Between Your Tech and Non-Tech Teams

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

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

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch Break & Networking

Thu 24 Oct

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch Break & Networking

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Tips & Tricks for Securing Your Seat at the Leadership Table

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

14:20 - 14:50

Tips & Tricks for Securing Your Seat at the Leadership Table

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

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

14:20 - 14:50

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

VR, AR and MR for Business – Is There Life Outside of Gaming?

When you hear the term VR/AR or MR, most of us immediately think of gaming, but there is ...

When you hear the term VR/AR or MR, most of us immediately think of gaming, but there is considerable potential for these technologies across a variety of industries than just gaming. As hardware developers make AR and VR headsets more affordable and user-friendly, startups are developing new use cases far beyond gaming — applying the technologies to everything from marketing to healthcare to space exploration, and more, some of which we will examine during this presentation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing VR & AR’s potential to shape society for the better
  • Exploring the potential for VR/AR within education
  • Understanding today’s possibilities for VR/AR tech within healthcare
  • Examining how VR can be applied to manufacturing: from supply chain modelling to helping warehouse workers pick out goods to designing products

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

VR, AR and MR for Business – Is There Life Outside of Gaming?

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

When you hear the term VR/AR or MR, most of us immediately think of gaming, but there is ...

When you hear the term VR/AR or MR, most of us immediately think of gaming, but there is considerable potential for these technologies across a variety of industries than just gaming. As hardware developers make AR and VR headsets more affordable and user-friendly, startups are developing new use cases far beyond gaming — applying the technologies to everything from marketing to healthcare to space exploration, and more, some of which we will examine during this presentation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Reviewing VR & AR’s potential to shape society for the better
  • Exploring the potential for VR/AR within education
  • Understanding today’s possibilities for VR/AR tech within healthcare
  • Examining how VR can be applied to manufacturing: from supply chain modelling to helping warehouse workers pick out goods to designing products
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

What's Next for Agile

Everyone in development roles currently seems to be pulling in the direction of Agile, but will ...

Everyone in development roles currently seems to be pulling in the direction of Agile, but will Agile ultimately be the end or is there something new around the corner? We will assess the status of agile, and consider continuous delivery, continuous integrations, DevOps and Lean.

Key takeaways include:

  • What could be next after Agile?
  • What is the status of Kanban, waterfall and all the other methodologies in 2019?
  • Evaluating if Lean truly is the next thing around the corner, or just Agile 2.0?
  • Clarifying where we are still seeing Waterfall?!
  • Understanding that the reality is that the next thing is digital disruption and its implications for the future of Agile

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

What's Next for Agile

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Everyone in development roles currently seems to be pulling in the direction of Agile, but will ...

Everyone in development roles currently seems to be pulling in the direction of Agile, but will Agile ultimately be the end or is there something new around the corner? We will assess the status of agile, and consider continuous delivery, continuous integrations, DevOps and Lean.

Key takeaways include:

  • What could be next after Agile?
  • What is the status of Kanban, waterfall and all the other methodologies in 2019?
  • Evaluating if Lean truly is the next thing around the corner, or just Agile 2.0?
  • Clarifying where we are still seeing Waterfall?!
  • Understanding that the reality is that the next thing is digital disruption and its implications for the future of Agile
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

THEME:

Starting Up & Scaling Up

How to Successfully Fund Your Startup

Getting a company off the ground is an uphill battle, but tech-oriented projects tend to carry ...

Getting a company off the ground is an uphill battle, but tech-oriented projects tend to carry added expenses with hardware needs, software licensing, and the average salaries of STEM professionals. Often, funding these startups can be a challenge, especially early on before any investment or revenue. So, what is the differentiator between success and failure? During this presentation we will consider all this and more:

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the dynamics of the different funding routes
  • Assessing what investors are looking for
  • Analysing how founders can retain control whilst collaborating with funders and driving growth
  • Reviewing the differing legal structures that can help in attracting funding
  • Examining how to manage investor disputes should things go wrong

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

How to Successfully Fund Your Startup

THEME:

Starting Up & Scaling Up

Getting a company off the ground is an uphill battle, but tech-oriented projects tend to carry ...

Getting a company off the ground is an uphill battle, but tech-oriented projects tend to carry added expenses with hardware needs, software licensing, and the average salaries of STEM professionals. Often, funding these startups can be a challenge, especially early on before any investment or revenue. So, what is the differentiator between success and failure? During this presentation we will consider all this and more:

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the dynamics of the different funding routes
  • Assessing what investors are looking for
  • Analysing how founders can retain control whilst collaborating with funders and driving growth
  • Reviewing the differing legal structures that can help in attracting funding
  • Examining how to manage investor disputes should things go wrong
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Switching Off in a World That's Always On

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even ...

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even just generally handle your phone? Why is it so hard to stay offline? To try and 'stay ahead' we often think that being connected to work will help avoid future stress but it's ultimately having the opposite effect. Let's start 'unplugging' to help us ultimately be more 'on'.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the long-term business effects of being constantly connected
  • Establishing a technology-free space – Starting with an hour a day and build to a night a week
  • Encouraging colleagues to establish similar boundaries and limits

Thu 24 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

Switching Off in a World That's Always On

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even ...

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even just generally handle your phone? Why is it so hard to stay offline? To try and 'stay ahead' we often think that being connected to work will help avoid future stress but it's ultimately having the opposite effect. Let's start 'unplugging' to help us ultimately be more 'on'.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the long-term business effects of being constantly connected
  • Establishing a technology-free space – Starting with an hour a day and build to a night a week
  • Encouraging colleagues to establish similar boundaries and limits
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Mentoring Demystified

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us ...

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us through our career and help guide our path. But its important that we change this narative and take a deeper dive into what we really need to look for in a mentor as well as begin identifying the qualities in ourselves that make us great mentors for other women (and men!) in our industry.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how you can find mentors who can help you build a meaningful career
  • Understand how to then leverage those skills in your professional life and inspire others in the workplace
  • Determine how to support a programme in which the mentor and mentee are equally dedicated to success

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

Mentoring Demystified

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us ...

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us through our career and help guide our path. But its important that we change this narative and take a deeper dive into what we really need to look for in a mentor as well as begin identifying the qualities in ourselves that make us great mentors for other women (and men!) in our industry.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how you can find mentors who can help you build a meaningful career
  • Understand how to then leverage those skills in your professional life and inspire others in the workplace
  • Determine how to support a programme in which the mentor and mentee are equally dedicated to success
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

From RPA to Intelligent Automation

The opportunity to apply robotic process automation (RPA) to business processes has captured the ...

The opportunity to apply robotic process automation (RPA) to business processes has captured the attention of many organisations as they compete in a digital-first world that requires seamless operations, and greater value from resources. The next stage in the automation journey – beyond RPA – is intelligent automation, incorporating machine learning and dynamic workflows, but what should we be considering as we move towards intelligent automation and AI?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that to maximise the impact of robot-led automation, business leaders need to have a solid understanding of the available tools and a clearly defined strategy for automating their enterprises
  • Clarity around good intelligent automation applications, such as non-routine tasks involving intuition, judgment, creativity, persuasion or problem solving
  • RPA implementation roadmaps incorporating strategies that look beyond initial deployment to how automation will grow and evolve
  • Looking beyond the immediate productivity benefits, and exploring how organisations are impacting top-line growth as the evolution into intelligent automation includes more advanced AI

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

From RPA to Intelligent Automation

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The opportunity to apply robotic process automation (RPA) to business processes has captured the ...

The opportunity to apply robotic process automation (RPA) to business processes has captured the attention of many organisations as they compete in a digital-first world that requires seamless operations, and greater value from resources. The next stage in the automation journey – beyond RPA – is intelligent automation, incorporating machine learning and dynamic workflows, but what should we be considering as we move towards intelligent automation and AI?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that to maximise the impact of robot-led automation, business leaders need to have a solid understanding of the available tools and a clearly defined strategy for automating their enterprises
  • Clarity around good intelligent automation applications, such as non-routine tasks involving intuition, judgment, creativity, persuasion or problem solving
  • RPA implementation roadmaps incorporating strategies that look beyond initial deployment to how automation will grow and evolve
  • Looking beyond the immediate productivity benefits, and exploring how organisations are impacting top-line growth as the evolution into intelligent automation includes more advanced AI
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Virtualizaton in 2019 - Moving to Software-Defined-Everything!

It’s easy to get caught up in the fervour of digital, analytics and cloud, however it is ...

It’s easy to get caught up in the fervour of digital, analytics and cloud, however it is crucial that businesses - large and small - do not overlook the advances being made around infrastructure and operations. Software-defined everything has the potential to elevate your infrastructure investments, and businesses need to remember that infrastructure is the back-bone of IT! During this presentation we will review the advantages and potential pitfalls of a move to a software-defined everything model.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the risks of a move to software-define everything
  • Realising the importance of making standardisation a design mandate from the off in easing maintenance and supplier negotiations
  • Realising the benefits of a robust DevOps function combined with Software-defined everything to redefine your IT architectures

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

Virtualizaton in 2019 - Moving to Software-Defined-Everything!

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

It’s easy to get caught up in the fervour of digital, analytics and cloud, however it is ...

It’s easy to get caught up in the fervour of digital, analytics and cloud, however it is crucial that businesses - large and small - do not overlook the advances being made around infrastructure and operations. Software-defined everything has the potential to elevate your infrastructure investments, and businesses need to remember that infrastructure is the back-bone of IT! During this presentation we will review the advantages and potential pitfalls of a move to a software-defined everything model.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the risks of a move to software-define everything
  • Realising the importance of making standardisation a design mandate from the off in easing maintenance and supplier negotiations
  • Realising the benefits of a robust DevOps function combined with Software-defined everything to redefine your IT architectures
 

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:55

THEME:

Workshops

Top Tips for Creating a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck

The creation of a killer pitch deck is so fundamentally important – It’s the ...

The creation of a killer pitch deck is so fundamentally important – It’s the potential difference between getting the funding you need to give life to your business. Including the right content can mean the difference between walking out of your meeting a couple hundred thousand (or a couple million) richer…. Or walking out with a firm handshake, but solid ‘no’. So, what’s the secret to successful pitch decks?

Key takeaways include:

Focussing your message – Investing the time into the creation of that one-sentence take away you can leave ingrained in investors’ minds

Ensuring you’ve communicated both the problem AND the solution via your business plan

Understanding the value in giving your audience the right information around market size, opportunity, your business model, what you bring to the table, your competitive advantage and go-to-market strategies etc.

Reiterating the importance of storytelling with your pitch deck

Remembering the power of emotional connection to your funders

Keeping things short, sweet and simple!

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:55

Top Tips for Creating a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck

THEME:

Workshops

The creation of a killer pitch deck is so fundamentally important – It’s the ...

The creation of a killer pitch deck is so fundamentally important – It’s the potential difference between getting the funding you need to give life to your business. Including the right content can mean the difference between walking out of your meeting a couple hundred thousand (or a couple million) richer…. Or walking out with a firm handshake, but solid ‘no’. So, what’s the secret to successful pitch decks?

Key takeaways include:

Focussing your message – Investing the time into the creation of that one-sentence take away you can leave ingrained in investors’ minds

Ensuring you’ve communicated both the problem AND the solution via your business plan

Understanding the value in giving your audience the right information around market size, opportunity, your business model, what you bring to the table, your competitive advantage and go-to-market strategies etc.

Reiterating the importance of storytelling with your pitch deck

Remembering the power of emotional connection to your funders

Keeping things short, sweet and simple!

 

 

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:55

THEME:

Workshops

Ten Essential UI Design Tips for Human-Centered User Interfaces

Good UI (User Interface) design needs an understanding of human psychology. These UI design tips ...

Good UI (User Interface) design needs an understanding of human psychology. These UI design tips are based on how humans perceive and manipulate digital tools. Whether you’re working on a website or app, these 10 UI design tips will help you deliver a tool that users love to use.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance of putting the users before business needs
  • Excelling in being concise with your content!
  • Exploring how to create strong visual hierarchies
  • Defining the need to have vs. nice to have when it comes to giving users choices
  • Why speed really is everything in terms of human interaction
  • Forming emotional connections with your users for improved UX

Thu 24 Oct

14:55 - 15:55

Ten Essential UI Design Tips for Human-Centered User Interfaces

THEME:

Workshops

Good UI (User Interface) design needs an understanding of human psychology. These UI design tips ...

Good UI (User Interface) design needs an understanding of human psychology. These UI design tips are based on how humans perceive and manipulate digital tools. Whether you’re working on a website or app, these 10 UI design tips will help you deliver a tool that users love to use.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the importance of putting the users before business needs
  • Excelling in being concise with your content!
  • Exploring how to create strong visual hierarchies
  • Defining the need to have vs. nice to have when it comes to giving users choices
  • Why speed really is everything in terms of human interaction
  • Forming emotional connections with your users for improved UX
 

Thu 24 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Could We Be Biased Against Ourselves?

We often talk about the lack of diverse and inclusiveness in today’s tech sector, but more ...

We often talk about the lack of diverse and inclusiveness in today’s tech sector, but more often than not this is from a perspective of looking out than in at ourselves. When we speak of unconscious biases role in the lack of diversity, its often in the context of how others’ unconscious bias might affect us. However, here we will look to flip this around, and consider if you hold unconscious biases against yourself, creating something of an ambition gap that might be limiting your success. So, what does self-inflicted unconscious bias look like?

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing if you consider senior-level jobs unconsciously unattractive due to higher stress levels and how people perform those roles?
  • Evaluating if you hold unconscious biases towards yourself around your ability to handle line-level positions
  • Reviewing the strategies you can implement to tackle self-imposed unconscious biases – Mentors, listing concerns, meeting with people in the role you want to attain

Thu 24 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

Could We Be Biased Against Ourselves?

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

We often talk about the lack of diverse and inclusiveness in today’s tech sector, but more ...

We often talk about the lack of diverse and inclusiveness in today’s tech sector, but more often than not this is from a perspective of looking out than in at ourselves. When we speak of unconscious biases role in the lack of diversity, its often in the context of how others’ unconscious bias might affect us. However, here we will look to flip this around, and consider if you hold unconscious biases against yourself, creating something of an ambition gap that might be limiting your success. So, what does self-inflicted unconscious bias look like?

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing if you consider senior-level jobs unconsciously unattractive due to higher stress levels and how people perform those roles?
  • Evaluating if you hold unconscious biases towards yourself around your ability to handle line-level positions
  • Reviewing the strategies you can implement to tackle self-imposed unconscious biases – Mentors, listing concerns, meeting with people in the role you want to attain
 

Thu 24 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Thinking Like a Hacker to Identify Your Cyber Vulnerabilities

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the ...

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the forefront of business leaders' and consumers' thoughts. In this interactive session we will examine cybersecurity landscape in 2019, think like the hackers of today (and ideally tomorrow!) , and examine security's evolving nature at the intersection of IoT, privacy and regulatory environments.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning about future trends as they relate to cybersecurity
  • Understanding the hacker mindset and how this feeds into the future of cybersecurity
  • Understanding how to protect yourself and your business whilst at the helm of the digital frontier

Thu 24 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

Thinking Like a Hacker to Identify Your Cyber Vulnerabilities

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the ...

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the forefront of business leaders' and consumers' thoughts. In this interactive session we will examine cybersecurity landscape in 2019, think like the hackers of today (and ideally tomorrow!) , and examine security's evolving nature at the intersection of IoT, privacy and regulatory environments.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning about future trends as they relate to cybersecurity
  • Understanding the hacker mindset and how this feeds into the future of cybersecurity
  • Understanding how to protect yourself and your business whilst at the helm of the digital frontier
 

Thu 24 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Decoding Company Culture

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women ...

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women in tech, it's more important than ever that we are sure they align with our values as we considering working for them. In this session, we look at what we should be expecting from our future workplaces and how to ensure they align with your goals and ideals.

Key takeaways include:

  • Laying out the questions you should be asking in interviews
  • Discussing how to approach the gender pay gap conversation
  • Highlighting signs to look out for and research to do before making your next move

Thu 24 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

Decoding Company Culture

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women ...

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women in tech, it's more important than ever that we are sure they align with our values as we considering working for them. In this session, we look at what we should be expecting from our future workplaces and how to ensure they align with your goals and ideals.

Key takeaways include:

  • Laying out the questions you should be asking in interviews
  • Discussing how to approach the gender pay gap conversation
  • Highlighting signs to look out for and research to do before making your next move
 

Thu 24 Oct

16:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

Thu 24 Oct

16:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

Thu 24 Oct

16:30 - 17:00

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

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

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 takeaways 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

Thu 24 Oct

16:30 - 17:00

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

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

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 takeaways 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
 

Thu 24 Oct

16:30 - 17:00

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The Future of Software Development

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development ...

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development work, what will it mean to be a software developer in 10 to 20 years’ time?

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the likelihood that standardised, repetitive coding work will disappear and be replaced by a vast library of predefined component behaviours, UI’s, and data-flow manipulations
  • Considering how future software developers will execute through specialised software applications or platforms
  • Exploring how future AI systems will refine the drafted software design and automate all quality assurance testing, eventually learning their developer’s intent and generate the code themselves
  • Examining how eventually, AI will automate standard bug fixes

Thu 24 Oct

16:30 - 17:00

The Future of Software Development

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development ...

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development work, what will it mean to be a software developer in 10 to 20 years’ time?

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the likelihood that standardised, repetitive coding work will disappear and be replaced by a vast library of predefined component behaviours, UI’s, and data-flow manipulations
  • Considering how future software developers will execute through specialised software applications or platforms
  • Exploring how future AI systems will refine the drafted software design and automate all quality assurance testing, eventually learning their developer’s intent and generate the code themselves
  • Examining how eventually, AI will automate standard bug fixes
 

Thu 24 Oct

16:30 - 17:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Your Job Specs

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

16:30 - 17:00

How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Your Job Specs

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

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

16:30 - 17:30

THEME:

Workshops

Building Your Personal Brand

In this workshop, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position ...

In this workshop, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position you as a thought leader and benefits your career. This seminar will touch on the importance of listening to the right influencers, being engaged in online communities and leading conversations around your interests.

Key takeways include:

  • Learning to lead conversations around your interests
  • Examining the use cases of different online platforms
  • Implementing and sharing your vision for your current and future self

Thu 24 Oct

16:30 - 17:30

Building Your Personal Brand

THEME:

Workshops

In this workshop, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position ...

In this workshop, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position you as a thought leader and benefits your career. This seminar will touch on the importance of listening to the right influencers, being engaged in online communities and leading conversations around your interests.

Key takeways include:

  • Learning to lead conversations around your interests
  • Examining the use cases of different online platforms
  • Implementing and sharing your vision for your current and future self
 

Thu 24 Oct

17:00 - 17:30

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Enabling Cross Industry Collaboration to Fuel the Future

Thu 24 Oct

17:00 - 17:30

Enabling Cross Industry Collaboration to Fuel the Future

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Thu 24 Oct

17:00 - 17:30

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Introduction to Data Storytelling: Getting Compelling Results

The more points of evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are believed; this is something ...

The more points of evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are believed; 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, how we communicate insights from data is becoming more and more important. 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 data stories should be structured
  • 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

17:00 - 17:30

Introduction to Data Storytelling: Getting Compelling Results

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The more points of evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are believed; this is something ...

The more points of evidence you have, the more likely our ideas are believed; 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, how we communicate insights from data is becoming more and more important. 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 data stories should be structured
  • 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

17:00 - 17:30

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Why Businesses Need To Embrace Intersectionality

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:

  • Realising that by focussing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
  • Recognising 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

17:00 - 17:30

Why Businesses Need To Embrace Intersectionality

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

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:

  • Realising that by focussing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
  • Recognising 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

17:30 - 18:30

Networking Drinks

Thu 24 Oct

17:30 - 18:30

Networking Drinks

Fri 25 Oct

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

Fri 25 Oct

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

Fri 25 Oct

08:45 - 09:00

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Fri 25 Oct

08:45 - 09:00

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Fri 25 Oct

09:00 - 11:00

Morning Keynotes

Fri 25 Oct

09:00 - 11:00

Morning Keynotes

Fri 25 Oct

11:00 - 11:35

Morning Coffee Break & Networking

Fri 25 Oct

11:00 - 11:35

Morning Coffee Break & Networking

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Can You Ever Truly Be Yourself at Work?

One of the most common pieces of advice we receive is to 'just be yourself'. But is this really ...

One of the most common pieces of advice we receive is to 'just be yourself'. But is this really possible in our work environment, is it even really wise? In an industry where historically we've seen little diversity and many of us have tried to adapt to the current culture, how do we begin to make this change and how can we encourage others to be themselves? Does how much one can 'be themselves' change acording to seniority? It's time to examine what's possible, what's advisable and where the truth ultimately lies.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding and examining what it means to "just be yourself"
  • Learning what elements are needed for an environement that encourages this level of honesty
  • Questioning if there's anything we need to be holding back?
  • Examining the Business ROI of 'psychological safety'

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Can You Ever Truly Be Yourself at Work?

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

One of the most common pieces of advice we receive is to 'just be yourself'. But is this really ...

One of the most common pieces of advice we receive is to 'just be yourself'. But is this really possible in our work environment, is it even really wise? In an industry where historically we've seen little diversity and many of us have tried to adapt to the current culture, how do we begin to make this change and how can we encourage others to be themselves? Does how much one can 'be themselves' change acording to seniority? It's time to examine what's possible, what's advisable and where the truth ultimately lies.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding and examining what it means to "just be yourself"
  • Learning what elements are needed for an environement that encourages this level of honesty
  • Questioning if there's anything we need to be holding back?
  • Examining the Business ROI of 'psychological safety'
 

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The Future of Cloud - Moving Towards the Intelligent Edge

IoT is everywhere, creating lots of smart ‘edge’ devices pouring out a torrent of ...

IoT is everywhere, creating lots of smart ‘edge’ devices pouring out a torrent of data. However, without analysis, the data and these IoT devices are pointless, which is where intelligent edge could be the solution. What is ‘Intelligent Edge’? Its where the IoT devices are, but they’ve become intelligent because they provide analytics capabilities, something that was previously only available in either on-premises facilities, or the cloud.

Key takeaways include:

  • Pinpointing the potential hidden gems being dropped in your current edge data and how it could help you become more agile, save money or discover new revenue streams
  • Clarity on cloud-based big data solutions, leveraging machine learning for data analysis and edge distributed execution
  • Examining the common barriers to edge adoption: costs of storing/processing unbounded data streams in the cloud, security and privacy, accessibility to data scientist created data-flow pipelines
  • Understanding that devices will need to automate learning, becoming their own data scientists to create digital personas presenting locally learned and predicted data

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

The Future of Cloud - Moving Towards the Intelligent Edge

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

IoT is everywhere, creating lots of smart ‘edge’ devices pouring out a torrent of ...

IoT is everywhere, creating lots of smart ‘edge’ devices pouring out a torrent of data. However, without analysis, the data and these IoT devices are pointless, which is where intelligent edge could be the solution. What is ‘Intelligent Edge’? Its where the IoT devices are, but they’ve become intelligent because they provide analytics capabilities, something that was previously only available in either on-premises facilities, or the cloud.

Key takeaways include:

  • Pinpointing the potential hidden gems being dropped in your current edge data and how it could help you become more agile, save money or discover new revenue streams
  • Clarity on cloud-based big data solutions, leveraging machine learning for data analysis and edge distributed execution
  • Examining the common barriers to edge adoption: costs of storing/processing unbounded data streams in the cloud, security and privacy, accessibility to data scientist created data-flow pipelines
  • Understanding that devices will need to automate learning, becoming their own data scientists to create digital personas presenting locally learned and predicted data
 

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Matching Emerging Tech to Your Business Needs

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ...

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ways to address the challenges and propose a methodology for travelling the scoping and sourcing journey. Attendees will receive insights about where to focus the emerging technologies, how to reconsider the legacy and the possibilities for future change.

Key takeaways include:

  • Building a technology roadmap for your organisation
  • Beconciling your current technology with new tech and business needs for smoother transitions
  • Understanding the big role data has to play in assisting our decisions when considering using new technology

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Matching Emerging Tech to Your Business Needs

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ...

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ways to address the challenges and propose a methodology for travelling the scoping and sourcing journey. Attendees will receive insights about where to focus the emerging technologies, how to reconsider the legacy and the possibilities for future change.

Key takeaways include:

  • Building a technology roadmap for your organisation
  • Beconciling your current technology with new tech and business needs for smoother transitions
  • Understanding the big role data has to play in assisting our decisions when considering using new technology
 

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Moving into a Technical Role - The Non-tech Guide

For those without a technical background, understanding the opportunities in the tech sector for ...

For those without a technical background, understanding the opportunities in the tech sector for ‘non-tech’s’ can seem daunting. The industry can often feel out of reach as a result. Not only do the barriers to entry seem high, successful female role models are somewhat limited. The result? Many women aspiring to a career in tech don’t know where to start. But, opportunities do exist, and we will examine here advice and guidance for breaking into a career in tech if you don’t have a technical background.

Key takeaways include:

  • Where to start? Joining groups and communities and offering up insights to broaden your reach
  • Finding yourself the right group of champions through attending events, LinkedIn, Twitter and utilising your existing networks
  • Upskilling (fast!) – Learn the fundamentals of technology with a hands-on approach that will help you to stand outConsider something on the side! Utilising online platforms to develop your skills in a low risk environment.

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Moving into a Technical Role - The Non-tech Guide

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

For those without a technical background, understanding the opportunities in the tech sector for ...

For those without a technical background, understanding the opportunities in the tech sector for ‘non-tech’s’ can seem daunting. The industry can often feel out of reach as a result. Not only do the barriers to entry seem high, successful female role models are somewhat limited. The result? Many women aspiring to a career in tech don’t know where to start. But, opportunities do exist, and we will examine here advice and guidance for breaking into a career in tech if you don’t have a technical background.

Key takeaways include:

  • Where to start? Joining groups and communities and offering up insights to broaden your reach
  • Finding yourself the right group of champions through attending events, LinkedIn, Twitter and utilising your existing networks
  • Upskilling (fast!) – Learn the fundamentals of technology with a hands-on approach that will help you to stand outConsider something on the side! Utilising online platforms to develop your skills in a low risk environment.
 

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

THEME:

Starting Up & Scaling Up

Tips & Tricks for Scaling Up

Fri 25 Oct

11:35 - 12:05

Tips & Tricks for Scaling Up

THEME:

Starting Up & Scaling Up

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Moving the Conversation On From Gender Diversity

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:

  • Realising that by focussing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
  • Recognising 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

12:10 - 12:40

Moving the Conversation On From Gender Diversity

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

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:

  • Realising that by focussing on one area of diversity, like gender, can in turn only ever benefit a subset of the population
  • Recognising 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

12:10 - 12:40

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The Top Business Applications for Natural Language Processing in 2019

Natural language processing (NLP) is a commonly used technology for many businesses. In fact, in ...

Natural language processing (NLP) is a commonly used technology for many businesses. In fact, in an increasingly global marketplace, NLP’s business case is clear, so much so that today NLP is as common as communication itself! So how can we further capitalise on the potential of NLP in 2019? This presentation will assess where the biggest business potentials lie for NLP in 2019.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the next phase in machine translation – Neural machine translation
  • Assessing NLP’s role in the advancement of chatbots – Where are we and what’s possible?
  • Understanding how NLP can help in the creation of diverse and inclusive recruitment practices
  • Examining NLP’s potential around conversational searching

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

The Top Business Applications for Natural Language Processing in 2019

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Natural language processing (NLP) is a commonly used technology for many businesses. In fact, in ...

Natural language processing (NLP) is a commonly used technology for many businesses. In fact, in an increasingly global marketplace, NLP’s business case is clear, so much so that today NLP is as common as communication itself! So how can we further capitalise on the potential of NLP in 2019? This presentation will assess where the biggest business potentials lie for NLP in 2019.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the next phase in machine translation – Neural machine translation
  • Assessing NLP’s role in the advancement of chatbots – Where are we and what’s possible?
  • Understanding how NLP can help in the creation of diverse and inclusive recruitment practices
  • Examining NLP’s potential around conversational searching
 

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

How Can Tech Help Our Work/Life Balance?

Today, our multigenerational workforce is challenging why work/life boundaries have to be so ...

Today, our multigenerational workforce is challenging why work/life boundaries have to be so fixed? From a business perspective, one of the biggest challenges is attracting and retaining talent, an area where work/life balance can really make a difference in recruiting top talent. With an ever-growing ‘gig-economy’, mobile working is at an all-time high, so how do we achieve true work/life balance in the tech sector?

Key takeaways include:

  • Exploring how a connected office is essential in supporting global collaboration, time management and resources
  • Considering environmental and behaviour monitoring for optimum work environments
  • Encouraging employees via innovative perks
  • Adopting and adapting to flexible work arrangements
  • Encouraging and investing in professional development and learning opportunities

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 12:40

How Can Tech Help Our Work/Life Balance?

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Today, our multigenerational workforce is challenging why work/life boundaries have to be so ...

Today, our multigenerational workforce is challenging why work/life boundaries have to be so fixed? From a business perspective, one of the biggest challenges is attracting and retaining talent, an area where work/life balance can really make a difference in recruiting top talent. With an ever-growing ‘gig-economy’, mobile working is at an all-time high, so how do we achieve true work/life balance in the tech sector?

Key takeaways include:

  • Exploring how a connected office is essential in supporting global collaboration, time management and resources
  • Considering environmental and behaviour monitoring for optimum work environments
  • Encouraging employees via innovative perks
  • Adopting and adapting to flexible work arrangements
  • Encouraging and investing in professional development and learning opportunities
 

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 13:10

THEME:

Workshops

Startup Investment Guide - Is my business ready for an investor?

A question most founders will end up asking themselves at some stage is: “Am I ready for ...

A question most founders will end up asking themselves at some stage is: “Am I ready for angel investor?” It’s a difficult question, that doesn’t really have one clear-cut answer, but during this presentation we will consider what are the core essentials startups need to secure angel investment.

Key takeaways include:

  • Establishing if your idea truly innovative and different – Can it potentially disrupt?
  • Accepting as a startup founder that you are going to need to share equal risk with your investors
  • Demonstrating that you have created a business with the capability to scale
  • Ensuring that your business plan is based in realism to credibly demonstrate growth potential
  • Assessing if you have enough success stories under your belt to start approaching for investment?

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 13:10

Startup Investment Guide - Is my business ready for an investor?

THEME:

Workshops

A question most founders will end up asking themselves at some stage is: “Am I ready for ...

A question most founders will end up asking themselves at some stage is: “Am I ready for angel investor?” It’s a difficult question, that doesn’t really have one clear-cut answer, but during this presentation we will consider what are the core essentials startups need to secure angel investment.

Key takeaways include:

  • Establishing if your idea truly innovative and different – Can it potentially disrupt?
  • Accepting as a startup founder that you are going to need to share equal risk with your investors
  • Demonstrating that you have created a business with the capability to scale
  • Ensuring that your business plan is based in realism to credibly demonstrate growth potential
  • Assessing if you have enough success stories under your belt to start approaching for investment?
 

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 13:10

THEME:

Workshops

Coding in Demand: Intro to Python

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for ...

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for emphasis on code readability. It lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently. In this introductory workshop, we'll go over the basics of what is considered to be the new generation Language. Open to all levels - knowledge of other programming language a plus but not required.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the reasons for phython's increased popularity
  • Learning the use cases of python 3 and python 3 variations
  • Examining the different software making use of python and its current applications
  • Understanding the differences between phyton and Java

Fri 25 Oct

12:10 - 13:10

Coding in Demand: Intro to Python

THEME:

Workshops

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for ...

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for emphasis on code readability. It lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently. In this introductory workshop, we'll go over the basics of what is considered to be the new generation Language. Open to all levels - knowledge of other programming language a plus but not required.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the reasons for phython's increased popularity
  • Learning the use cases of python 3 and python 3 variations
  • Examining the different software making use of python and its current applications
  • Understanding the differences between phyton and Java
 

Fri 25 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Creating STEM Role Models for Improved Tech Role Applications

Finding people to look up to may be one of the most important things we can do to help actualise ...

Finding people to look up to may be one of the most important things we can do to help actualise our potential. Because no matter where we are on our journey, we all need role models. However, with the skills shortage in tech as vast as it’s ever been, finding female STEM role models can be difficult. Here we will examine what we can all do to encourage women into STEM fields.

Key takeaways include:

  • Evaluating best practices around creating more female role models in STEM careers
  • Analysing what diverts girls from STEM as they get older?
  • Consideration to what can be done to keep women in STEM fields
  • Establishing that whilst there is no silver-bullet solution to motivating girls into tech, we must collaborate to develop solutions

Fri 25 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

Creating STEM Role Models for Improved Tech Role Applications

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Finding people to look up to may be one of the most important things we can do to help actualise ...

Finding people to look up to may be one of the most important things we can do to help actualise our potential. Because no matter where we are on our journey, we all need role models. However, with the skills shortage in tech as vast as it’s ever been, finding female STEM role models can be difficult. Here we will examine what we can all do to encourage women into STEM fields.

Key takeaways include:

  • Evaluating best practices around creating more female role models in STEM careers
  • Analysing what diverts girls from STEM as they get older?
  • Consideration to what can be done to keep women in STEM fields
  • Establishing that whilst there is no silver-bullet solution to motivating girls into tech, we must collaborate to develop solutions
 

Fri 25 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

The Ethical Implications of AI for Society: What do we need to be thinking about?

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, ...

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, performing our medical procedures, influencing our elections and threatening to take our jobs (according to some). It is obvious we can’t live without them, but the deeper question of how we live with them remains unanswered.

Key takeaways include:

  • Does the ethical development and use of AI require regulation?
  • What are the biggest opportunities and risks legally over the coming decade in relation to the development and use of AI?
  • As AI systems become increasingly autonomous in practice, will legal systems need to change in order to reflect and accommodate this autonomy?
  • Does the creation of some form of electronic personhood need to be considered?

Fri 25 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

The Ethical Implications of AI for Society: What do we need to be thinking about?

THEME:

The Digital Frontier

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, ...

Today, we find ourselves in a world fast filling with robots. They’re driving our cars, performing our medical procedures, influencing our elections and threatening to take our jobs (according to some). It is obvious we can’t live without them, but the deeper question of how we live with them remains unanswered.

Key takeaways include:

  • Does the ethical development and use of AI require regulation?
  • What are the biggest opportunities and risks legally over the coming decade in relation to the development and use of AI?
  • As AI systems become increasingly autonomous in practice, will legal systems need to change in order to reflect and accommodate this autonomy?
  • Does the creation of some form of electronic personhood need to be considered?
 

Fri 25 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

Return-ship: How can we support men and women coming back after a break?

As we move into 2020, we are starting to see some in the tech sector embracing ...

As we move into 2020, we are starting to see some in the tech sector embracing ‘returnships’ over apprenticeships in tackling their labour shortages. But what are returnships, why should we be giving them consideration and how can we support our fellow employees across all levels as we being embracing this new and inclusive industry answer to the skills gap.

Key takeaways include:

  • Embracing career-breakers/changers into your recruitment strategies for greater diversity
  • Understanding that returnships expand much farther than women returning after a break to raise children!
  • Examining the pros and cons of returnships over apprenticeships in tackling recruitment and retention
  • Reviewing how to upskill fast to take advantage of returnships
  • Understanding the resources and opportunities available for returners to the tech workforce 

Fri 25 Oct

12:45 - 13:15

Return-ship: How can we support men and women coming back after a break?

THEME:

Inclusion & Diversity: Hacking to Grow

As we move into 2020, we are starting to see some in the tech sector embracing ...

As we move into 2020, we are starting to see some in the tech sector embracing ‘returnships’ over apprenticeships in tackling their labour shortages. But what are returnships, why should we be giving them consideration and how can we support our fellow employees across all levels as we being embracing this new and inclusive industry answer to the skills gap.

Key takeaways include:

  • Embracing career-breakers/changers into your recruitment strategies for greater diversity
  • Understanding that returnships expand much farther than women returning after a break to raise children!
  • Examining the pros and cons of returnships over apprenticeships in tackling recruitment and retention
  • Reviewing how to upskill fast to take advantage of returnships
  • Understanding the resources and opportunities available for returners to the tech workforce 
 

Fri 25 Oct

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch Break & Networking

Fri 25 Oct

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch Break & Networking

Fri 25 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

Bridging the Digital Skills-Gap

We need to be adding thousands of jobs in ICT in order to meet the growing demands of the ...

We need to be adding thousands of jobs in ICT in order to meet the growing demands of the sector. While this is clearly a very exciting time to be in tech, we cannot ignore how short we are currently falling on these figures, especially when considering the diversity of these graduates as well. What can we be doing to help not only bridge the skills gap and attract this new talent to our organisations, but ensure that we're growing and supporting the next generation of the worksforce with inclusion and diversity as top priorities?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the expectations of the next generation and incoming workforce
  • Examining the skills we should be promoting to an incoming workforce. Can we future proof the industry?
  • Dissecting the Irish pipeline - is there an issue and if so, what can we do to recify it?
  • Learning from other tech-hubs, what can we apply to the Irish landscape?
  • Sharing individual contributions we can all be making to increasing the number of people in tech from a variety of different backgrounds

Fri 25 Oct

14:20 - 14:50

Bridging the Digital Skills-Gap

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

We need to be adding thousands of jobs in ICT in order to meet the growing demands of the ...

We need to be adding thousands of jobs in ICT in order to meet the growing demands of the sector. While this is clearly a very exciting time to be in tech, we cannot ignore how short we are currently falling on these figures, especially when considering the diversity of these graduates as well. What can we be doing to help not only bridge the skills gap and attract this new talent to our organisations, but ensure that we're growing and supporting the next generation of the worksforce with inclusion and diversity as top priorities?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the expectations of the next generation and incoming workforce
  • Examining the skills we should be promoting to an incoming workforce. Can we future proof the industry?
  • Dissecting the Irish pipeline - is there an issue and if so, what can we do to recify it?
  • Learning from other tech-hubs, what can we apply to the Irish landscape?
  • Sharing individual contributions we can all be making to increasing the number of people in tech from a variety of different backgrounds
 

Fri 25 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

The Industry of Everything, What to Look Out for in the Next Decade

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a ...

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a lot of conversations from ethical implications to fear of hacks and being ""made obsolete"". There are a lot of hurdles we need to jump over to create and successfully run a tech-positive world. In this session we will look at what to expect from the tech landscape of the next decade and what we can do to ensure we're enabling a positive, safe growth.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing what a more connected future will mean at an industry-by-industry level
  • Realising still unseen potential from IoT across industries
  • Understanding AI’s potential for harm as well as good
  • Assessing the opportunities and job roles we expect to be on the rise

Fri 25 Oct

14:55 - 15:25

The Industry of Everything, What to Look Out for in the Next Decade

THEME:

Reframing Disruptive Leadership

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a ...

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a lot of conversations from ethical implications to fear of hacks and being ""made obsolete"". There are a lot of hurdles we need to jump over to create and successfully run a tech-positive world. In this session we will look at what to expect from the tech landscape of the next decade and what we can do to ensure we're enabling a positive, safe growth.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing what a more connected future will mean at an industry-by-industry level
  • Realising still unseen potential from IoT across industries
  • Understanding AI’s potential for harm as well as good
  • Assessing the opportunities and job roles we expect to be on the rise
 

Fri 25 Oct

15:30

End of Conference

Fri 25 Oct

15:30

End of Conference