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Mon 19 Oct

07:45 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Please note registration closes promplty at 8:45am. If you are not registered by this time ...

Please note registration closes promplty at 8:45am. If you are not registered by this time we cannot guarantee you will gain access to the keynote sessions.

Mon 19 Oct

07:45 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Please note registration closes promplty at 8:45am. If you are not registered by this time ...

Please note registration closes promplty at 8:45am. If you are not registered by this time we cannot guarantee you will gain access to the keynote sessions.

 

Mon 19 Oct

09:15 - 09:30

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Keynotes

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Mon 19 Oct

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome & Opening Remarks

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Keynotes

Mon 19 Oct

09:30 - 10:00

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Keynotes

Session Reserved for Headline Sponsor of Women in Tech East Coast

Mon 19 Oct

09:30 - 10:00

Session Reserved for Headline Sponsor of Women in Tech East Coast

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Keynotes

Mon 19 Oct

10:00 - 10:30

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Keynotes

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

Mon 19 Oct

10:00 - 10:30

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

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Keynotes

Mon 19 Oct

10:30 - 11:00

THEME:

Keynotes

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

Mon 19 Oct

10:30 - 11:00

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

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Keynotes

Mon 19 Oct

11:00 - 11:25

Coffee Break

Mon 19 Oct

11:00 - 11:25

Coffee Break

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Edge Computing – The Gold Standard in Cutting Edge Customer Experience?

Edge computing brings data closer to where it is needed. Although this may not appear ...

Edge computing brings data closer to where it is needed. Although this may not appear groundbreaking stuff, for the business that owns the data and the customer they’re looking to serve it offers security, scalability, speed, faster decision making and a reduction in costs. As all industries embrace the battle to digital transform, this session will explore how moving to the edge can deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify what Edge Computing can do in defining the trajectory of companies digital transformation
  • Understanding the importance of the 5G partnership with Edge Computing in optimizing network infrastructure
  • Edge Computing vs. AR & VR - understand the altering impact on the processing of data & data centers

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Advance Tech

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Edge Computing – The Gold Standard in Cutting Edge Customer Experience?

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Edge computing brings data closer to where it is needed. Although this may not appear ...

Edge computing brings data closer to where it is needed. Although this may not appear groundbreaking stuff, for the business that owns the data and the customer they’re looking to serve it offers security, scalability, speed, faster decision making and a reduction in costs. As all industries embrace the battle to digital transform, this session will explore how moving to the edge can deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify what Edge Computing can do in defining the trajectory of companies digital transformation
  • Understanding the importance of the 5G partnership with Edge Computing in optimizing network infrastructure
  • Edge Computing vs. AR & VR - understand the altering impact on the processing of data & data centers

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Advance Tech

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Advance Tech

 

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Leadership 2020: What Does Good Leadership Look Like In The Next Decade?

Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of ...

Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of technological change and advancement. Furthermore, today’s leaders also need to understand the impact of these technological changes in terms of soft skills adaptation and development – both for themselves and their teams. During this session, we’ll consider the impact of digital transformation on the modern leader and just what the DNA of today’s managers includes.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to truly embrace a holistic approach to communication to become innately collaborative
  • Consider the importance of unwavering commitment to achieving the right outcomes
  • How to become an industry-insider – why this matters in forming a 360-degree view

Leadership

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Leadership 2020: What Does Good Leadership Look Like In The Next Decade?

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of ...

Being a leader in 2020 means ensuring you’re able to keep up with the pace of technological change and advancement. Furthermore, today’s leaders also need to understand the impact of these technological changes in terms of soft skills adaptation and development – both for themselves and their teams. During this session, we’ll consider the impact of digital transformation on the modern leader and just what the DNA of today’s managers includes.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to truly embrace a holistic approach to communication to become innately collaborative
  • Consider the importance of unwavering commitment to achieving the right outcomes
  • How to become an industry-insider – why this matters in forming a 360-degree view

Leadership

Leadership

 

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Intersectionality & the Presidential Race – Understanding the 2020 Election’s Role in Overcoming Intersectional Discrimination

Fundamental dialogue and progress have been made during the public outcry at the Flint Water ...

Fundamental dialogue and progress have been made during the public outcry at the Flint Water Crisis and the 2016 US Election in moving the theoretical framework of intersectionality from simply jargon, to a widely recognized concept. As we approach the 2020 US Election, how can politicians and business leaders alike use their positions of power to effectively work to educate and eliminate the overlapping prejudices so many of us face?

Key Takeaways:

  • An update on the place intersectional discrimination holds in businesses, society, and politics today
  • Explore how public discourse is starting to change as we become more aware of the discriminations that are endured
  • Guidance on hold to create effective business initiatives to identify and minimize intersectional prejudices
  • Securing champions to initiate change - how to mobilize advocates to give your initiatives more impact

Leadership

D&I

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Intersectionality & the Presidential Race – Understanding the 2020 Election’s Role in Overcoming Intersectional Discrimination

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Fundamental dialogue and progress have been made during the public outcry at the Flint Water ...

Fundamental dialogue and progress have been made during the public outcry at the Flint Water Crisis and the 2016 US Election in moving the theoretical framework of intersectionality from simply jargon, to a widely recognized concept. As we approach the 2020 US Election, how can politicians and business leaders alike use their positions of power to effectively work to educate and eliminate the overlapping prejudices so many of us face?

Key Takeaways:

  • An update on the place intersectional discrimination holds in businesses, society, and politics today
  • Explore how public discourse is starting to change as we become more aware of the discriminations that are endured
  • Guidance on hold to create effective business initiatives to identify and minimize intersectional prejudices
  • Securing champions to initiate change - how to mobilize advocates to give your initiatives more impact

Leadership

D&I

Leadership

D&I

 

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

A Hands on Guide to Introducing Emotional Intelligence Into the Workplace

Felicia Jadczak

Co-CEO and Co-Founder @ She+Geeks out

Developing a high EI (Emotional Intelligence) is a crucial addition to any professional's ...

Developing a high EI (Emotional Intelligence) is a crucial addition to any professional's toolbox to success. What are the qualities and traits of a person with high EI? How can you effectively apply EI to real-life business situations? How can you utilize EI skills for building strong professional relationships? Get the answers by joining this workshop so you can apply your EI skill set to the workplace to raise your odds of getting promoted, enhancing relationships with your colleagues, and getting a pay raise.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the theories of emotional and social intelligence
  • Understand the role of emotional intelligence at work
  • Discuss the neuroscience behind emotional reactions
  • Discover your own personal emotional intelligence profile and competencies

Career/Personal Development

Mon 19 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

A Hands on Guide to Introducing Emotional Intelligence Into the Workplace

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

Felicia Jadczak

Co-CEO and Co-Founder @ She+Geeks out

Developing a high EI (Emotional Intelligence) is a crucial addition to any professional's ...

Developing a high EI (Emotional Intelligence) is a crucial addition to any professional's toolbox to success. What are the qualities and traits of a person with high EI? How can you effectively apply EI to real-life business situations? How can you utilize EI skills for building strong professional relationships? Get the answers by joining this workshop so you can apply your EI skill set to the workplace to raise your odds of getting promoted, enhancing relationships with your colleagues, and getting a pay raise.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the theories of emotional and social intelligence
  • Understand the role of emotional intelligence at work
  • Discuss the neuroscience behind emotional reactions
  • Discover your own personal emotional intelligence profile and competencies

Career/Personal Development

Career/Personal Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

12:00 - 12:30

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions: Can Women Have it All?

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

Mon 19 Oct

12:00 - 12:30

Campfire Sessions: Can Women Have it All?

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

 

Mon 19 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Tech x Cannabis – How Are Tech Start-Ups Digitally Transforming the Cannabis Market

Amanda Ostrowitz

Chief Strategy Officer & Founder of CannaRegs @ Fyllo

Following the decriminalization of cannabis in Massachusetts, being in the cannabis-centric tech ...

Following the decriminalization of cannabis in Massachusetts, being in the cannabis-centric tech market is an exciting place to be right now. As the customer base grows, so does the demand for app-based delivery services, marketing automation platforms and compliance technologies to accelerate growth. This presentation will explore the disruptive tech that cannabis, like any other product, requires for effective operation and how these demands as driving innovative tech start-ups to sprout up across the state.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the role legalization has played in opening the industry up to innovation
  • Key learnings from the use of tech in building a world-class customer experience
  • Guidance on how to navigate the complexities of compliance and regulation when establishing innovative tech solutions
  • Explore what the future for cannabis looks like in the face of tech developments

Beginner's Tech

Mon 19 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

Tech x Cannabis – How Are Tech Start-Ups Digitally Transforming the Cannabis Market

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Amanda Ostrowitz

Chief Strategy Officer & Founder of CannaRegs @ Fyllo

Following the decriminalization of cannabis in Massachusetts, being in the cannabis-centric tech ...

Following the decriminalization of cannabis in Massachusetts, being in the cannabis-centric tech market is an exciting place to be right now. As the customer base grows, so does the demand for app-based delivery services, marketing automation platforms and compliance technologies to accelerate growth. This presentation will explore the disruptive tech that cannabis, like any other product, requires for effective operation and how these demands as driving innovative tech start-ups to sprout up across the state.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the role legalization has played in opening the industry up to innovation
  • Key learnings from the use of tech in building a world-class customer experience
  • Guidance on how to navigate the complexities of compliance and regulation when establishing innovative tech solutions
  • Explore what the future for cannabis looks like in the face of tech developments

Beginner's Tech

Beginner's Tech

 

Mon 19 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Secrets to Speaking Like a CEO

Top Level Business leaders seem to speak a completely different language. The art of honing in ...

Top Level Business leaders seem to speak a completely different language. The art of honing in on your ability to effectively engage with stakeholders, clients and colleagues like the c-suite do will allow you to be able to achieve objectives quicker, grow in confidence and develop your interpersonal skills. Join this session to learn how to talk like a boss!

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to successfully communicate to ensure effective negotiation
  • Understand which negotiation style is the best fit for you and your professional working environment
  • Learn the effective tone and approach to raising problems to enforce action
  • Understand how to manage the expectations of team members and those in more senior positions

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Mon 19 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

Secrets to Speaking Like a CEO

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Top Level Business leaders seem to speak a completely different language. The art of honing in ...

Top Level Business leaders seem to speak a completely different language. The art of honing in on your ability to effectively engage with stakeholders, clients and colleagues like the c-suite do will allow you to be able to achieve objectives quicker, grow in confidence and develop your interpersonal skills. Join this session to learn how to talk like a boss!

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to successfully communicate to ensure effective negotiation
  • Understand which negotiation style is the best fit for you and your professional working environment
  • Learn the effective tone and approach to raising problems to enforce action
  • Understand how to manage the expectations of team members and those in more senior positions

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

 

Mon 19 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Product Manage Your Life

Stephanie Bauer

North America Lead, Product Management @ Cognizant

Product Managers are often likened to Entrepreneurs – the roles are nebulous but their ...

Product Managers are often likened to Entrepreneurs – the roles are nebulous but their value is indisputable. It is a role that is far more focused on driving outcomes, than output and has been proven that “Lean product management practices predict organizational performance, measured in terms of productivity, profitability, and market share.” (Accelerate). With these kinds of results, imagine what would happen if we started to apply the practices of Lean Product Management to our everyday lives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Lean Product Management
  • Understand the difference between an outcome-oriented and output-oriented mindset
  • Learn how to apply Lean Product Management principles to drive success in everyday events

Product

Mon 19 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

Product Manage Your Life

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Stephanie Bauer

North America Lead, Product Management @ Cognizant

Product Managers are often likened to Entrepreneurs – the roles are nebulous but their ...

Product Managers are often likened to Entrepreneurs – the roles are nebulous but their value is indisputable. It is a role that is far more focused on driving outcomes, than output and has been proven that “Lean product management practices predict organizational performance, measured in terms of productivity, profitability, and market share.” (Accelerate). With these kinds of results, imagine what would happen if we started to apply the practices of Lean Product Management to our everyday lives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Lean Product Management
  • Understand the difference between an outcome-oriented and output-oriented mindset
  • Learn how to apply Lean Product Management principles to drive success in everyday events

Product

Product

 

Mon 19 Oct

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Mon 19 Oct

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Is IoT Set to Be the Universal Remedy to Climate Change?

As we find ourselves a-mist an Internet of Things gold rush, the emerging light at the end of ...

As we find ourselves a-mist an Internet of Things gold rush, the emerging light at the end of the tunnel must be the technologies' ability to solve pressing social and environmental issues; with no issue more pivotal than the destructive course of Climate Change. As NGOs and private businesses alike scramble to realize IoT’s immediate potential in reducing carbon output, join this session to learn how the emerging technology can play a role in turning the tide on what appears to be the planet’s inevitable decline.

Key Takeaways:

  • How are IoT devices expected to impact our carbon footprint?
  • How are innovative manufacturers investing as they work to reduce emissions?
  • Learn the role IoT will play in providing actional climate data

IoT

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

Is IoT Set to Be the Universal Remedy to Climate Change?

THEME:

Emerging Tech

As we find ourselves a-mist an Internet of Things gold rush, the emerging light at the end of ...

As we find ourselves a-mist an Internet of Things gold rush, the emerging light at the end of the tunnel must be the technologies' ability to solve pressing social and environmental issues; with no issue more pivotal than the destructive course of Climate Change. As NGOs and private businesses alike scramble to realize IoT’s immediate potential in reducing carbon output, join this session to learn how the emerging technology can play a role in turning the tide on what appears to be the planet’s inevitable decline.

Key Takeaways:

  • How are IoT devices expected to impact our carbon footprint?
  • How are innovative manufacturers investing as they work to reduce emissions?
  • Learn the role IoT will play in providing actional climate data

IoT

IoT

 

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

What to Do After You’ve Done Your 20 Years in Corporate America

You’ve done your time and now you’re ready to switch up your day-to-day to take on a ...

You’ve done your time and now you’re ready to switch up your day-to-day to take on a new adventure. But where do you start? How do you effectively transition into a new era of your professional career whilst ensuring you put into practice all you’ve learned from working in large scale enterprises? We can’t guarantee this session will necessarily give you the blueprint for success in your next career move but it will offer you a first-hand account of how to prepare to leave big business as you venture off on your own.

Key Takeaways:

  • What’s on offer? - ideas of where and what your next pathway could be
  • Learn the key contacts you need to hold on to as you take on this new adventure
  • How to build a reputation that precedes you
  • Understand that everything that you’ve experienced and learned has led up to what you’re doing now

Career/Personal Development

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

What to Do After You’ve Done Your 20 Years in Corporate America

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

You’ve done your time and now you’re ready to switch up your day-to-day to take on a ...

You’ve done your time and now you’re ready to switch up your day-to-day to take on a new adventure. But where do you start? How do you effectively transition into a new era of your professional career whilst ensuring you put into practice all you’ve learned from working in large scale enterprises? We can’t guarantee this session will necessarily give you the blueprint for success in your next career move but it will offer you a first-hand account of how to prepare to leave big business as you venture off on your own.

Key Takeaways:

  • What’s on offer? - ideas of where and what your next pathway could be
  • Learn the key contacts you need to hold on to as you take on this new adventure
  • How to build a reputation that precedes you
  • Understand that everything that you’ve experienced and learned has led up to what you’re doing now

Career/Personal Development

Career/Personal Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Innovative Interviewing Techniques – Tips and Tricks to Building Passionate Teams

With the fundamentals of tech roles expected to change so dramatically over the next 10 years, ...

With the fundamentals of tech roles expected to change so dramatically over the next 10 years, businesses must update their traditional mindsets to ensure they're positioning themselves as the digital leaders of tomorrow. The starting point is the recruitment and the implementation of innovative techniques for hiring new talent. Gone must be the days of traditional interview formats that fail to ask key questions, go on for too long and are consumed by inherent, archaic biases.

Key Takeaways:

  • Soft skills vs. Experience - learn techniques to build a better picture of where a candidates passions sit
  • Understand how traditional interviewing techniques lead to candidate bias
  • Identify what resources are required to implement innovative interviewing techniques
  • How to implement an effective strategy for reaching and effectively screening remote talent

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

Innovative Interviewing Techniques – Tips and Tricks to Building Passionate Teams

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

With the fundamentals of tech roles expected to change so dramatically over the next 10 years, ...

With the fundamentals of tech roles expected to change so dramatically over the next 10 years, businesses must update their traditional mindsets to ensure they're positioning themselves as the digital leaders of tomorrow. The starting point is the recruitment and the implementation of innovative techniques for hiring new talent. Gone must be the days of traditional interview formats that fail to ask key questions, go on for too long and are consumed by inherent, archaic biases.

Key Takeaways:

  • Soft skills vs. Experience - learn techniques to build a better picture of where a candidates passions sit
  • Understand how traditional interviewing techniques lead to candidate bias
  • Identify what resources are required to implement innovative interviewing techniques
  • How to implement an effective strategy for reaching and effectively screening remote talent
 

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

THEME:

Software (Workshops)

Writing for Developers. It’s Not Grammar; It’s Style!

Marni Nispel

Senior Technical Documentation Specialist @ Pegasystems

While speaking is a critical skill, as a software developer you will do far more writing than ...

While speaking is a critical skill, as a software developer you will do far more writing than public speaking in your day-to-day work. You create specs, reference pages for other teams, UI for customers, and even information in issue-tracking software. All of it needs to be clear the first time so that people aren’t bothering you with “clarifications” and questions. This session provides a basis for how to write anything so it is simple, clear, and useful.

Key Takeaways:

  • A list of basic rules, tips, and tricks for any writing they’ll do.
  • Quick easy-to-remember tips for creating great UI
  • Information on free (or nearly free) resources including:

1. Grammarly

2. Great, inexpensive, easy-to-use texts (and “standards” that aren't useful)

3. Platform-specific sites such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft

4. Their company’s Documentation team

Software Engineering/Development

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

Writing for Developers. It’s Not Grammar; It’s Style!

THEME:

Software (Workshops)

Marni Nispel

Senior Technical Documentation Specialist @ Pegasystems

While speaking is a critical skill, as a software developer you will do far more writing than ...

While speaking is a critical skill, as a software developer you will do far more writing than public speaking in your day-to-day work. You create specs, reference pages for other teams, UI for customers, and even information in issue-tracking software. All of it needs to be clear the first time so that people aren’t bothering you with “clarifications” and questions. This session provides a basis for how to write anything so it is simple, clear, and useful.

Key Takeaways:

  • A list of basic rules, tips, and tricks for any writing they’ll do.
  • Quick easy-to-remember tips for creating great UI
  • Information on free (or nearly free) resources including:

1. Grammarly

2. Great, inexpensive, easy-to-use texts (and “standards” that aren't useful)

3. Platform-specific sites such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft

4. Their company’s Documentation team

Software Engineering/Development

Software Engineering/Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

THEME:

Tech Talks (Workshops)

Product Agility: Moving From a Feature Funnel to a Product Flywheel!

Dan Gallagher

Delivery Leadership @ Slalom

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Software Engineering/Development

Product

Mon 19 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

Product Agility: Moving From a Feature Funnel to a Product Flywheel!

THEME:

Tech Talks (Workshops)

Dan Gallagher

Delivery Leadership @ Slalom

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Software Engineering/Development

Product

Software Engineering/Development

Product

 

Mon 19 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

AI’s Role in Streamlining Clinical Trials

Biopharmaceutical research & development, with the use of intelligent next-gen technologies, ...

Biopharmaceutical research & development, with the use of intelligent next-gen technologies, has the potential to digitally transform every stage of the clinical trial process. As such, speeding up vital studies whilst reducing costs incurred. This presentation will offer a guiding hand to how AI can be used to streamline fundamental business processes whilst looking through the lens of the successes achieved in biopharmaceutical companies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Guidance on the promises of AI and Big Data in transforming clinical trials
  • Identifying the challenges the use of such technologies pose & how to integrate proven solutions
  • Understand how AI can drive productivity in R&D to maximise ROI
  • What’s next? - insight on the future of clinical trials and other emerging technologies set to enter the market

AI

Mon 19 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

AI’s Role in Streamlining Clinical Trials

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Biopharmaceutical research & development, with the use of intelligent next-gen technologies, ...

Biopharmaceutical research & development, with the use of intelligent next-gen technologies, has the potential to digitally transform every stage of the clinical trial process. As such, speeding up vital studies whilst reducing costs incurred. This presentation will offer a guiding hand to how AI can be used to streamline fundamental business processes whilst looking through the lens of the successes achieved in biopharmaceutical companies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Guidance on the promises of AI and Big Data in transforming clinical trials
  • Identifying the challenges the use of such technologies pose & how to integrate proven solutions
  • Understand how AI can drive productivity in R&D to maximise ROI
  • What’s next? - insight on the future of clinical trials and other emerging technologies set to enter the market

AI

AI

 

Mon 19 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Becoming A Data-Driven Leader

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

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

Key Takeaways:

  • How to quantitatively assess what your organization is trying to achieve to create metrics that allow you to make informed decisions
  • Understanding the importance of fully instrumented business processes
  • Pinpointing exactly how your business needs to store its data

Data/Analytics/Big Data

Leadership

Mon 19 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

Becoming A Data-Driven Leader

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

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

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

Key Takeaways:

  • How to quantitatively assess what your organization is trying to achieve to create metrics that allow you to make informed decisions
  • Understanding the importance of fully instrumented business processes
  • Pinpointing exactly how your business needs to store its data

Data/Analytics/Big Data

Leadership

Data/Analytics/Big Data

Leadership

 

Mon 19 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Driving Team Velocity for Hyper-Growth

Hera Wentong Li

Engineering Manager @ Slack

The pace of work is rapidly increasing as tech teams battle to meet ever-mounting and altering ...

The pace of work is rapidly increasing as tech teams battle to meet ever-mounting and altering demands. Safeguarding team performance and output is beginning to expose itself as the greatest challenge for managers to overcome as they work to lay the groundwork to not just the goal of digital transformation, but in building the teams that will allow them to digitally transform.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding how to organise teams to maximise efficiency and productivity
  • Key steps to empowering teams to make decisions
  • The role of communication in driving high performance
  • Learn how to retain your business culture as you expand
  • Sustaining high performing teams once you've built them

Digital Transformation

Mon 19 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

Driving Team Velocity for Hyper-Growth

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Hera Wentong Li

Engineering Manager @ Slack

The pace of work is rapidly increasing as tech teams battle to meet ever-mounting and altering ...

The pace of work is rapidly increasing as tech teams battle to meet ever-mounting and altering demands. Safeguarding team performance and output is beginning to expose itself as the greatest challenge for managers to overcome as they work to lay the groundwork to not just the goal of digital transformation, but in building the teams that will allow them to digitally transform.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding how to organise teams to maximise efficiency and productivity
  • Key steps to empowering teams to make decisions
  • The role of communication in driving high performance
  • Learn how to retain your business culture as you expand
  • Sustaining high performing teams once you've built them

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

THEME:

Emerging Tech

RPA – InsurTech’s Greatest Opportunity?

The biggest driver of change within the insurance industry is the evolving expectations from ...

The biggest driver of change within the insurance industry is the evolving expectations from customers as we live longer and become more focused on brand loyalty. With the demands from customers increasing and industry regulations continuously changing, RPA allows Insurance companies to work smarter not harder through bridging the multiple different ways work gets done.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify how RPA has been successfully implemented into business processes
  • Learn the impact RPA can have on cost reduction
  • Understand how RPA can lead to less investment whilst protecting ROI

RPA

Advance Tech

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

RPA – InsurTech’s Greatest Opportunity?

THEME:

Emerging Tech

The biggest driver of change within the insurance industry is the evolving expectations from ...

The biggest driver of change within the insurance industry is the evolving expectations from customers as we live longer and become more focused on brand loyalty. With the demands from customers increasing and industry regulations continuously changing, RPA allows Insurance companies to work smarter not harder through bridging the multiple different ways work gets done.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify how RPA has been successfully implemented into business processes
  • Learn the impact RPA can have on cost reduction
  • Understand how RPA can lead to less investment whilst protecting ROI

RPA

Advance Tech

RPA

Advance Tech

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

5 Techniques for Effective Influencing

We all like getting our way, no more so than in a professional environment. Knowing how to ...

We all like getting our way, no more so than in a professional environment. Knowing how to effectively get co-workers and leaders on side is an ability that when perfected is a core skill in aiding career progression. Learn the route to honing in on the art of influencing by joining this lively and interactive presentation.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to alter your influencing approach depending on the circumstances - vertical and horizontal
  • Learn the language of assertion, not aggression
  • Leave knowing how to build your professional credibility with co-workers for successful influencing

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

5 Techniques for Effective Influencing

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

We all like getting our way, no more so than in a professional environment. Knowing how to ...

We all like getting our way, no more so than in a professional environment. Knowing how to effectively get co-workers and leaders on side is an ability that when perfected is a core skill in aiding career progression. Learn the route to honing in on the art of influencing by joining this lively and interactive presentation.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to alter your influencing approach depending on the circumstances - vertical and horizontal
  • Learn the language of assertion, not aggression
  • Leave knowing how to build your professional credibility with co-workers for successful influencing

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

7Cs of Corporate Happiness: What Millennials Really Want In A Job

Katy Qian

Senior Data Analyst @ Colgate-Palmolive

In 2020, millennials makeup half of the American workforce, but are much more likely than other ...

In 2020, millennials makeup half of the American workforce, but are much more likely than other generations to change jobs. This presentation introduces the 7Cs to Corporate Happiness, a framework that highlights key points on what all employees (but especially millennials) really want out of a job in a big company setting... and spoiler alert (!), it isn't as simple as buying a ping pong table for the office.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand both tangible and intangible aspects of what makes employees happy
  • Learn about common myths specific to millennials in the workplace
  • How to improve your corporate environment as either an individual contributor or manager with suggested action items

Mental Health/Wellbeing

Next Gen Talent

Career/Personal Development

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

7Cs of Corporate Happiness: What Millennials Really Want In A Job

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Katy Qian

Senior Data Analyst @ Colgate-Palmolive

In 2020, millennials makeup half of the American workforce, but are much more likely than other ...

In 2020, millennials makeup half of the American workforce, but are much more likely than other generations to change jobs. This presentation introduces the 7Cs to Corporate Happiness, a framework that highlights key points on what all employees (but especially millennials) really want out of a job in a big company setting... and spoiler alert (!), it isn't as simple as buying a ping pong table for the office.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand both tangible and intangible aspects of what makes employees happy
  • Learn about common myths specific to millennials in the workplace
  • How to improve your corporate environment as either an individual contributor or manager with suggested action items

Mental Health/Wellbeing

Next Gen Talent

Career/Personal Development

Mental Health/Wellbeing

Next Gen Talent

Career/Personal Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 16:00

THEME:

Software (Workshops)

Cracking the Code to Developing Creative Software Products

Leah Tynan

User Interface Designer @ Museum of Science

Creative software balances the structure needed for a robust, intricate system with the ...

Creative software balances the structure needed for a robust, intricate system with the expressiveness of the arts. Much like the outlines in coloring books provide shapes for artists to fill in as they choose, the software can be designed to give guidance while keeping the end result open-ended and personalized. In this workshop, we will explore strategies for planning, iterating, and collaborating on software products that employ illustration, animation, music, and other media. We will work through a case study of a multimedia Unity/C# application starting with ideation, then to a prototype, and move through to the content-complete application. This workshop welcomes anyone curious about software development and collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to design software that initializes a body of creative work
  • Create software requirements that double as curation guidelines for collaborators
  • Get the chance to test prototypes to uncover the needs for the user interface and creative assets
  • Understand how to leverage the unpredictability of what collaborators will create to create fun, meaningful experiences

Software Engineering/Development

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 16:00

Cracking the Code to Developing Creative Software Products

THEME:

Software (Workshops)

Leah Tynan

User Interface Designer @ Museum of Science

Creative software balances the structure needed for a robust, intricate system with the ...

Creative software balances the structure needed for a robust, intricate system with the expressiveness of the arts. Much like the outlines in coloring books provide shapes for artists to fill in as they choose, the software can be designed to give guidance while keeping the end result open-ended and personalized. In this workshop, we will explore strategies for planning, iterating, and collaborating on software products that employ illustration, animation, music, and other media. We will work through a case study of a multimedia Unity/C# application starting with ideation, then to a prototype, and move through to the content-complete application. This workshop welcomes anyone curious about software development and collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to design software that initializes a body of creative work
  • Create software requirements that double as curation guidelines for collaborators
  • Get the chance to test prototypes to uncover the needs for the user interface and creative assets
  • Understand how to leverage the unpredictability of what collaborators will create to create fun, meaningful experiences

Software Engineering/Development

Software Engineering/Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 16:00

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

Create your own pathway to personal growth

Elizabeth Young

Senior UX Designer @ IBM

Get ready to look through the lens of an artist and have some fun! As a female Senior UX ...

Get ready to look through the lens of an artist and have some fun! As a female Senior UX Designer and Art Entrepreneur, Liz has experienced the highs and lows of pursuing her passion. She will teach you the art of accepting criticism in the workplace, how to build empathy for one another, and deep dive into why good design is good business. You will walk away knowing why starting and sticking to your side hustle will enhance your personal growth. This will be an interactive session!

Key takeaways:

  • Learn the art of accepting criticism in the workplace
  • Understand how to build empathy for one another which will create a better world
  • Why good design is good business in this digital world
  • 3 reasons why you should start and stick to your hustle

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 16:00

Create your own pathway to personal growth

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

Elizabeth Young

Senior UX Designer @ IBM

Get ready to look through the lens of an artist and have some fun! As a female Senior UX ...

Get ready to look through the lens of an artist and have some fun! As a female Senior UX Designer and Art Entrepreneur, Liz has experienced the highs and lows of pursuing her passion. She will teach you the art of accepting criticism in the workplace, how to build empathy for one another, and deep dive into why good design is good business. You will walk away knowing why starting and sticking to your side hustle will enhance your personal growth. This will be an interactive session!

Key takeaways:

  • Learn the art of accepting criticism in the workplace
  • Understand how to build empathy for one another which will create a better world
  • Why good design is good business in this digital world
  • 3 reasons why you should start and stick to your hustle
 

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions: Managing Micro-Aggressions

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

Mon 19 Oct

15:00 - 15:30

Campfire Sessions: Managing Micro-Aggressions

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Fireside Chat: What to Do if You’ve Suffered a Security Breach

Annabel Lewis

Chief Legal Officer @ Onapsis

Sue Bergamo

Chief Information & Chief Security Officer @ Episerver

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Advance Tech

Mon 19 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

Fireside Chat: What to Do if You’ve Suffered a Security Breach

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Annabel Lewis

Chief Legal Officer @ Onapsis

Sue Bergamo

Chief Information & Chief Security Officer @ Episerver

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Advance Tech

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Advance Tech

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Breaking Through the Confidence Barrier to Keep Women on the Technical Leadership Path

Kacy Clarke

Managing Director in Cloud Engineering @ Deloitte Consulting

Despite the considerable increase in women graduating with STEM degrees, they continue to leave ...

Despite the considerable increase in women graduating with STEM degrees, they continue to leave their fields at a rate of 2x their male colleagues. This is particularly acute in the pipeline of women in the technical leadership track, with few becoming CTO’s, Enterprise Architects, Directors of Engineering, and Principal Investigators. Many women who have achieved this rank have found their paths a lonely one, with few female role models or colleagues, and with many obstacles in their way, both professional and personal. This presentation will discuss ways for individuals and organizational leaders to change this path and improve our pipeline of female technical leaders into the senior roles.

Key Takeaways:

  • Guidance on how to keep females on the technical leadership path over being diverted into project management, analyst or other helping roles
  • Breaking the self-confidence barrier: Encouraging women to trust themselves and their solutions
  • Breaking the organizational confidence barrier: Giving women challenging roles and recognition
  • Learn the steps to building a culture of belonging instead of a “bro” culture
  • Understand the role of mentoring and networking to build the pipeline of future women technical leaders

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Mon 19 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

Breaking Through the Confidence Barrier to Keep Women on the Technical Leadership Path

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Kacy Clarke

Managing Director in Cloud Engineering @ Deloitte Consulting

Despite the considerable increase in women graduating with STEM degrees, they continue to leave ...

Despite the considerable increase in women graduating with STEM degrees, they continue to leave their fields at a rate of 2x their male colleagues. This is particularly acute in the pipeline of women in the technical leadership track, with few becoming CTO’s, Enterprise Architects, Directors of Engineering, and Principal Investigators. Many women who have achieved this rank have found their paths a lonely one, with few female role models or colleagues, and with many obstacles in their way, both professional and personal. This presentation will discuss ways for individuals and organizational leaders to change this path and improve our pipeline of female technical leaders into the senior roles.

Key Takeaways:

  • Guidance on how to keep females on the technical leadership path over being diverted into project management, analyst or other helping roles
  • Breaking the self-confidence barrier: Encouraging women to trust themselves and their solutions
  • Breaking the organizational confidence barrier: Giving women challenging roles and recognition
  • Learn the steps to building a culture of belonging instead of a “bro” culture
  • Understand the role of mentoring and networking to build the pipeline of future women technical leaders

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

 

Mon 19 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Product Velocity & Delivering Innovative Customer Solutions

Fariha Chaudry

Senior Director & Global Platform Leader @ Eli Lilly

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Product

Mon 19 Oct

15:30 - 16:00

Product Velocity & Delivering Innovative Customer Solutions

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Fariha Chaudry

Senior Director & Global Platform Leader @ Eli Lilly

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Product

Product

 

Mon 19 Oct

16:00 - 16:45

Coffee Break

Mon 19 Oct

16:00 - 16:45

Coffee Break

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:15

THEME:

Emerging Tech

How Will 5G Power the Future of Business?

With 5G being rolled out across the world, it is expected to form the backbone of the Internet ...

With 5G being rolled out across the world, it is expected to form the backbone of the Internet of Things and machine to machine communications. How will this broaden the applications and services that the tech sector can provide?

Key Takeaways:

  • An overview of how 5G is being rolled out internationally
  • The impact on large corporations and small businesses, and how 5G could evolve your digital capabilities
  • Practical examples of 5G applications across the business to take back to your company

Beginner's Tech

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:15

How Will 5G Power the Future of Business?

THEME:

Emerging Tech

With 5G being rolled out across the world, it is expected to form the backbone of the Internet ...

With 5G being rolled out across the world, it is expected to form the backbone of the Internet of Things and machine to machine communications. How will this broaden the applications and services that the tech sector can provide?

Key Takeaways:

  • An overview of how 5G is being rolled out internationally
  • The impact on large corporations and small businesses, and how 5G could evolve your digital capabilities
  • Practical examples of 5G applications across the business to take back to your company

Beginner's Tech

Beginner's Tech

 

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:15

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

How to Be Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

Reem Abeidoh

Head of Global GTM @ LinkedIn

As an Arab-American woman, Reem Abeidoh, has a unique point-of-view on how to create and foster ...

As an Arab-American woman, Reem Abeidoh, has a unique point-of-view on how to create and foster an inclusive work environment. In this talk, she addresses the concept of “Covering” and self-censoring, noting that the pressure to conform and to avoid the risk of judgment, retribution or loss of opportunity can be overwhelming. She provides a playbook to overcoming unconscious (and sometimes conscious) bias to help us all strive to be our authentic selves in the workplace.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn what “Covering” is
  • Understand how to embrace being authentic & the positive impact it has on you and others
  • Identify the steps to creating an inclusive workplace
  • How to communicate the benefits of an inclusive environment to everyone

Leadership

Career/Personal Development

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:15

How to Be Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Reem Abeidoh

Head of Global GTM @ LinkedIn

As an Arab-American woman, Reem Abeidoh, has a unique point-of-view on how to create and foster ...

As an Arab-American woman, Reem Abeidoh, has a unique point-of-view on how to create and foster an inclusive work environment. In this talk, she addresses the concept of “Covering” and self-censoring, noting that the pressure to conform and to avoid the risk of judgment, retribution or loss of opportunity can be overwhelming. She provides a playbook to overcoming unconscious (and sometimes conscious) bias to help us all strive to be our authentic selves in the workplace.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn what “Covering” is
  • Understand how to embrace being authentic & the positive impact it has on you and others
  • Identify the steps to creating an inclusive workplace
  • How to communicate the benefits of an inclusive environment to everyone

Leadership

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Career/Personal Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:15

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Using Data Insights to Help Users Challenge the Status Quo of Decision Making

Kayla Brizo

Lead Product Manager - Data & Analytics @ Sony Music Entertainment

Convincing people that the robots aren't here to steal our jobs or replace humans in the ...

Convincing people that the robots aren't here to steal our jobs or replace humans in the decision-making process can be difficult. It is also hard to move organizations from being purely ""gut"" based decision making to rooting decisions in the data that is available to them. My experience at traditional media companies has helped me gather some key tips on how to help move companies into modern data-fueled decision making through product.

Key Takeaways:

  • Doing discovery on how decisions are made now
  • Couching data insights within products
  • Helping move the needle for decision

Data/Analytics/Big Data

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:15

Using Data Insights to Help Users Challenge the Status Quo of Decision Making

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Kayla Brizo

Lead Product Manager - Data & Analytics @ Sony Music Entertainment

Convincing people that the robots aren't here to steal our jobs or replace humans in the ...

Convincing people that the robots aren't here to steal our jobs or replace humans in the decision-making process can be difficult. It is also hard to move organizations from being purely ""gut"" based decision making to rooting decisions in the data that is available to them. My experience at traditional media companies has helped me gather some key tips on how to help move companies into modern data-fueled decision making through product.

Key Takeaways:

  • Doing discovery on how decisions are made now
  • Couching data insights within products
  • Helping move the needle for decision

Data/Analytics/Big Data

Data/Analytics/Big Data

 

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:45

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

The Keys to Speaking Confidence That No One is Talking About

Linda Ugelow

Founder @ Linda Ugelow International

You’re about to go on stage and that familiar rush takes over your body. Adrenaline! The ...

You’re about to go on stage and that familiar rush takes over your body. Adrenaline! The racing heart! It’s not easy to be your most persuasive self when the sweat drips slowly down your brow. You’ve been told that fear is inevitable, so you white knuckle through it. You cross your fingers that with practice and experience you’ll eventually stop waking up the morning of a presentation filled with dread.There is a completely different way, a more feminine way, to address the fear of public speaking that will turn everything you ever heard on its head. Join Linda Ugelow for a fun, interactive workshop and leave with the secrets to true ease and confidence that will banish public speaking, anxiety, once and for all.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the difference between managing and dissolving speaking fear.
  • Learn the four-step process for going from fear to fearless when in front of a crowd.
  • Get the strategies and techniques to feel naturally you on camera, on stage or presenting to your team.
  • Build unshakeable confidence
  • Understand where your fear comes from, and finally let it go

Career/Personal Development

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:45

The Keys to Speaking Confidence That No One is Talking About

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

Linda Ugelow

Founder @ Linda Ugelow International

You’re about to go on stage and that familiar rush takes over your body. Adrenaline! The ...

You’re about to go on stage and that familiar rush takes over your body. Adrenaline! The racing heart! It’s not easy to be your most persuasive self when the sweat drips slowly down your brow. You’ve been told that fear is inevitable, so you white knuckle through it. You cross your fingers that with practice and experience you’ll eventually stop waking up the morning of a presentation filled with dread.There is a completely different way, a more feminine way, to address the fear of public speaking that will turn everything you ever heard on its head. Join Linda Ugelow for a fun, interactive workshop and leave with the secrets to true ease and confidence that will banish public speaking, anxiety, once and for all.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the difference between managing and dissolving speaking fear.
  • Learn the four-step process for going from fear to fearless when in front of a crowd.
  • Get the strategies and techniques to feel naturally you on camera, on stage or presenting to your team.
  • Build unshakeable confidence
  • Understand where your fear comes from, and finally let it go

Career/Personal Development

Career/Personal Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:45

THEME:

Tech Talks (Workshops)

Trust, but Verify: Maintaining Democracy In Spite of Информационные контрмеры 

When discussing election security, most people think of hacking voting machines. But what about ...

When discussing election security, most people think of hacking voting machines. But what about the other methods and means of disrupting an election? In this session, we’ll discuss how Russia influenced worldwide elections using cyber warfare and how the United States has fought back, all based on tabletop exercises I’ve organized and participated in with the DHS, FBI, and Secret Service. We will understand how the US has changed their approach to election security since 2016, and the types of attacks they are working to defend against. By the end of the session, we will be brainstorming all the ways to disrupt an election, and how to defend one.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Gain insight into the complexities of election security beyond defending voting machines.
  • Understand how local and federal law enforcement prepare for US elections.
  • Learn key challenges from securing the 2016 election that law enforcement has adapted to address.
  • Get in the mind of an attacker to brainstorm ways to disrupt an election and, conversely, ways to defend it.

Mon 19 Oct

16:45 - 17:45

Trust, but Verify: Maintaining Democracy In Spite of Информационные контрмеры 

THEME:

Tech Talks (Workshops)

When discussing election security, most people think of hacking voting machines. But what about ...

When discussing election security, most people think of hacking voting machines. But what about the other methods and means of disrupting an election? In this session, we’ll discuss how Russia influenced worldwide elections using cyber warfare and how the United States has fought back, all based on tabletop exercises I’ve organized and participated in with the DHS, FBI, and Secret Service. We will understand how the US has changed their approach to election security since 2016, and the types of attacks they are working to defend against. By the end of the session, we will be brainstorming all the ways to disrupt an election, and how to defend one.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Gain insight into the complexities of election security beyond defending voting machines.
  • Understand how local and federal law enforcement prepare for US elections.
  • Learn key challenges from securing the 2016 election that law enforcement has adapted to address.
  • Get in the mind of an attacker to brainstorm ways to disrupt an election and, conversely, ways to defend it.
 

Mon 19 Oct

17:15 - 17:45

THEME:

Emerging Tech

AI Strategy and Implementation- a Guide to Success

Jazmin Furtado

Acquisitions Officer-AI/Data Science @ United States Air Force

The effective and successful implementation of AI solutions into large systems, both in ...

The effective and successful implementation of AI solutions into large systems, both in commercial businesses and Government Institutions, like the U.S. The Department of Defense, is both complex and extensive. Beyond the technical considerations, successful implementation of AI solutions requires education, organizational buy-in and strong support mechanisms. Join this session to hear from a data strategy lead as they guide you through the challenges of AI execution.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to prepare for and communicate the organizational shift needed for AI implementation
  • Understanding the basics of what AI can and cannot do-it’s not a one-stop-shop
  • Appreciate that AI products require support infrastructure(both organizational and technical) to work
  • Recognize the multi-dimensional challenges to sustaining AI solutions at scale

AI

Mon 19 Oct

17:15 - 17:45

AI Strategy and Implementation- a Guide to Success

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Jazmin Furtado

Acquisitions Officer-AI/Data Science @ United States Air Force

The effective and successful implementation of AI solutions into large systems, both in ...

The effective and successful implementation of AI solutions into large systems, both in commercial businesses and Government Institutions, like the U.S. The Department of Defense, is both complex and extensive. Beyond the technical considerations, successful implementation of AI solutions requires education, organizational buy-in and strong support mechanisms. Join this session to hear from a data strategy lead as they guide you through the challenges of AI execution.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to prepare for and communicate the organizational shift needed for AI implementation
  • Understanding the basics of what AI can and cannot do-it’s not a one-stop-shop
  • Appreciate that AI products require support infrastructure(both organizational and technical) to work
  • Recognize the multi-dimensional challenges to sustaining AI solutions at scale

AI

AI

 

Mon 19 Oct

17:15 - 17:45

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Achieving a State of Equilibrium Between Work and Personal Life

A work-life balance often feels like the holy grail of happiness, success and more generally the ...

A work-life balance often feels like the holy grail of happiness, success and more generally the sense that you’ve got your life figured out. In reality, whether it appears others have this balance in control or not, we’re all on a continuous journey to keep the scales between our personal and professional lives balanced. There is no long term solution, simply a continuous effort to effectively prioritize the different aspects of our lives. This session will offer you advice to apply to the ever-changing day-to-day demands of life to nudge you closer to that much sought after balance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learning and incorporating the art of prioritization into work and personal life
  • Guidance on working smarter not harder to free up time - how does technology play into this?
  • Accepting that there is no hard and fast rule to establishing balance
  • The importance of saying no!

Career/Personal Development

Mon 19 Oct

17:15 - 17:45

Achieving a State of Equilibrium Between Work and Personal Life

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

A work-life balance often feels like the holy grail of happiness, success and more generally the ...

A work-life balance often feels like the holy grail of happiness, success and more generally the sense that you’ve got your life figured out. In reality, whether it appears others have this balance in control or not, we’re all on a continuous journey to keep the scales between our personal and professional lives balanced. There is no long term solution, simply a continuous effort to effectively prioritize the different aspects of our lives. This session will offer you advice to apply to the ever-changing day-to-day demands of life to nudge you closer to that much sought after balance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learning and incorporating the art of prioritization into work and personal life
  • Guidance on working smarter not harder to free up time - how does technology play into this?
  • Accepting that there is no hard and fast rule to establishing balance
  • The importance of saying no!

Career/Personal Development

Career/Personal Development

 

Mon 19 Oct

17:15 - 17:45

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Looking Beyond Tech: How to Drive Transformation Through Mindsets

Lisa Schneider

Chief Digital Officer @ Merriam-Webster

Focusing on the technology that supports digital transformation is only part of the equation. To ...

Focusing on the technology that supports digital transformation is only part of the equation. To truly drive success, you also need to change mindsets, create real collaboration, and understand the different ways your brand should evolve. Learn how to by joining this session led by the first female head in your Merriam-Webster's nearly 200-year history.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to identify areas of focus beyond technology to support the transformation
  • Learn the importance of actually being agile, not just doing Agile
  • Identify how you can generate ideas to create truly new products out of existing content and data

Digital Transformation

Product

Agile

Mon 19 Oct

17:15 - 17:45

Looking Beyond Tech: How to Drive Transformation Through Mindsets

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Lisa Schneider

Chief Digital Officer @ Merriam-Webster

Focusing on the technology that supports digital transformation is only part of the equation. To ...

Focusing on the technology that supports digital transformation is only part of the equation. To truly drive success, you also need to change mindsets, create real collaboration, and understand the different ways your brand should evolve. Learn how to by joining this session led by the first female head in your Merriam-Webster's nearly 200-year history.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to identify areas of focus beyond technology to support the transformation
  • Learn the importance of actually being agile, not just doing Agile
  • Identify how you can generate ideas to create truly new products out of existing content and data

Digital Transformation

Product

Agile

Digital Transformation

Product

Agile

 

Mon 19 Oct

18:00 - 19:30

NETWORKING DRINKS + The Secrets to Networking Workshop

The networking drinks reception at Women in Tech East Coast 2020 will offer you the chance to ...

The networking drinks reception at Women in Tech East Coast 2020 will offer you the chance to engage, debrief and debate your learnings and experiences with like-minded female tech professionals attending the event. Also on offer during this time will be 'The Secrets to Networking' Workshop. If you struggle with being at ease in the networking arena, grab a drink and join this relaxed, informal workshop to learn how to avoid being the networker from hell so you can effectively build and maintain professional relationships.

Mon 19 Oct

18:00 - 19:30

NETWORKING DRINKS + The Secrets to Networking Workshop

The networking drinks reception at Women in Tech East Coast 2020 will offer you the chance to ...

The networking drinks reception at Women in Tech East Coast 2020 will offer you the chance to engage, debrief and debate your learnings and experiences with like-minded female tech professionals attending the event. Also on offer during this time will be 'The Secrets to Networking' Workshop. If you struggle with being at ease in the networking arena, grab a drink and join this relaxed, informal workshop to learn how to avoid being the networker from hell so you can effectively build and maintain professional relationships.

 

Tue 20 Oct

07:45 - 09:10

Registration & Networking

Tue 20 Oct

07:45 - 09:10

Registration & Networking

Tue 20 Oct

09:10 - 09:15

THEME:

Keynotes

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Tue 20 Oct

09:10 - 09:15

Welcome & Opening Remarks

THEME:

Keynotes

Tue 20 Oct

09:15 - 09:45

THEME:

Keynotes

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

Tue 20 Oct

09:15 - 09:45

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

THEME:

Keynotes

Tue 20 Oct

09:45 - 10:15

THEME:

Keynotes

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

Tue 20 Oct

09:45 - 10:15

Exciting Keynotes Coming Soon!

THEME:

Keynotes

Tue 20 Oct

10:15 - 11:00

THEME:

Keynotes

A Multigenerational Debate on the Changing Face of Business & Tech

Interacting and engaging with those who hold different views and opinions to us is a key part of ...

Interacting and engaging with those who hold different views and opinions to us is a key part of all day-to-day professional roles, no matter what position you hold. Such differing perspectives are exacerbated between generations through their different belief systems and life experiences. By focusing more time on understanding those from different generations; their goals, how they work, what’s important to them, we can work to establish a tech industry that is built on cohesion and collaboration. Join this panel to play witness to representatives from Baby Boomers, Gen-X, a Millennial and a student as they debate their views on how the tech industry is set to evolve.

Key Takeaways:

  • A debate on how we must start looking at tech, processes, and people in new ways to drive impact and efficiency
  • Explore the most effective way to challenge traditional thinkers in businesses to overcome archaic gender stereotypes
  • Pinpointing the implications of evolving business strategies - what do they mean for GDP, market disruption and the future skills pipeline?
  • Speculating on digital products and their impact on the future - how are they set to transform businesses and the nature of work?
  • Forward-thinking - what’s to come, what’s its impact and how must we adapt

Leadership

Next Gen Talent

Tue 20 Oct

10:15 - 11:00

A Multigenerational Debate on the Changing Face of Business & Tech

THEME:

Keynotes

Interacting and engaging with those who hold different views and opinions to us is a key part of ...

Interacting and engaging with those who hold different views and opinions to us is a key part of all day-to-day professional roles, no matter what position you hold. Such differing perspectives are exacerbated between generations through their different belief systems and life experiences. By focusing more time on understanding those from different generations; their goals, how they work, what’s important to them, we can work to establish a tech industry that is built on cohesion and collaboration. Join this panel to play witness to representatives from Baby Boomers, Gen-X, a Millennial and a student as they debate their views on how the tech industry is set to evolve.

Key Takeaways:

  • A debate on how we must start looking at tech, processes, and people in new ways to drive impact and efficiency
  • Explore the most effective way to challenge traditional thinkers in businesses to overcome archaic gender stereotypes
  • Pinpointing the implications of evolving business strategies - what do they mean for GDP, market disruption and the future skills pipeline?
  • Speculating on digital products and their impact on the future - how are they set to transform businesses and the nature of work?
  • Forward-thinking - what’s to come, what’s its impact and how must we adapt

Leadership

Next Gen Talent

Leadership

Next Gen Talent

 

Tue 20 Oct

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Tue 20 Oct

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Using Tech to Solve Homelessness

Why aren’t we harnessing technology to end homelessness? During this presentation, hear ...

Why aren’t we harnessing technology to end homelessness? During this presentation, hear how those who provide homeless services could come together with key tech pioneers to locate families and individuals who are on the verge of becoming homeless and provide the services or help they need in order to stay in their homes.

Key Takeaways:

  • How we can use crowdsourcing to end homelessness
  • What charities we can identify and use as support in our mission
  • Understanding of the funding we'd need

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Using Tech to Solve Homelessness

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Why aren’t we harnessing technology to end homelessness? During this presentation, hear ...

Why aren’t we harnessing technology to end homelessness? During this presentation, hear how those who provide homeless services could come together with key tech pioneers to locate families and individuals who are on the verge of becoming homeless and provide the services or help they need in order to stay in their homes.

Key Takeaways:

  • How we can use crowdsourcing to end homelessness
  • What charities we can identify and use as support in our mission
  • Understanding of the funding we'd need
 

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Perfecting Your Approach to Conflict Resolution

Disagreements in the workplace are healthy; they feed innovation, productivity and positive ...

Disagreements in the workplace are healthy; they feed innovation, productivity and positive working relationships. The challenge lies in effectively solving them before they become a conflict. Perfecting how to navigate your way through a dispute whilst maintaining professionalism and finding a solution that suits both parties is a key skill that is fundamental for effective tech leaders. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Being able to identify when issues should be addressed and when they shouldn't 
  • Asking the right questions - learn how to be probing rather than interrogatory 
  • Come away knowing when conflict requires compromise 
  • How to alternate your approach depending on the type of stakeholder, issue and personality

Career/Personal Development

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Perfecting Your Approach to Conflict Resolution

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Disagreements in the workplace are healthy; they feed innovation, productivity and positive ...

Disagreements in the workplace are healthy; they feed innovation, productivity and positive working relationships. The challenge lies in effectively solving them before they become a conflict. Perfecting how to navigate your way through a dispute whilst maintaining professionalism and finding a solution that suits both parties is a key skill that is fundamental for effective tech leaders. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Being able to identify when issues should be addressed and when they shouldn't 
  • Asking the right questions - learn how to be probing rather than interrogatory 
  • Come away knowing when conflict requires compromise 
  • How to alternate your approach depending on the type of stakeholder, issue and personality

Career/Personal Development

Career/Personal Development

 

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Why Are Women Leaving the Tech Industry?

Reports suggest that the amount of women studying computer science-related degrees is becoming ...

Reports suggest that the amount of women studying computer science-related degrees is becoming more balanced with the number of men studying similar courses. Yet, statistics show that only 30% of tech jobs in the US are held by women. The conclusion we must take from this is that there is an inherent problem with attracting and retaining females in technology roles despite being qualified for the job in hand. This session will explore the fundamental question of where the responsibility lies in breaking down barriers in tech to create a more harmonious industry to boost female participation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Whose problem is it - identifying where the responsibility lies
  • Analyzing the impact of maternity leave - how can maternity benefits be improved, how can we overcome discrimination surrounding it and how the legislation can be better implemented?
  • The importance of incorporating flexible working policies in retaining females in tech roles
  • A review of the impact exposure to continuous training can offer in keeping females engaged in the industry

D&I

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:00

Why Are Women Leaving the Tech Industry?

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Reports suggest that the amount of women studying computer science-related degrees is becoming ...

Reports suggest that the amount of women studying computer science-related degrees is becoming more balanced with the number of men studying similar courses. Yet, statistics show that only 30% of tech jobs in the US are held by women. The conclusion we must take from this is that there is an inherent problem with attracting and retaining females in technology roles despite being qualified for the job in hand. This session will explore the fundamental question of where the responsibility lies in breaking down barriers in tech to create a more harmonious industry to boost female participation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Whose problem is it - identifying where the responsibility lies
  • Analyzing the impact of maternity leave - how can maternity benefits be improved, how can we overcome discrimination surrounding it and how the legislation can be better implemented?
  • The importance of incorporating flexible working policies in retaining females in tech roles
  • A review of the impact exposure to continuous training can offer in keeping females engaged in the industry

D&I

D&I

 

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Tech Talks (Workshops)

How to Bring Your Hardware Ideas From Concept to Reality

Netia McCray

Founder @ MBADIKA

Once you have your idea for hardware, whether an everyday consumer product or a highly ...

Once you have your idea for hardware, whether an everyday consumer product or a highly sophisticated technical product, the hard work begins with bringing that idea to life. In this workshop, we de-mystify the hardware product design and development process, including the software, hardware, and resources needed. Prepare for a hands-on deep dive into the process as you bring to life a product idea.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the Product Design and Development Process for Hardware to better guide decisions regarding how to bring a hardware idea to life
  • Exposure to present and future technologies which make the process of hardware development more economical for startups and organizations
  • Hands-on exposure to Computer- Aided Design (CAD) software and digital fabrication (i.e. 3D Printing) as rapid and economical methods to conduct product design and development of hardware (if computer stations are available via the software lab route)
  • Overall understanding of resources available to founders to conduct product design and development of hardware

Entrepreneurship/Founders

Tue 20 Oct

11:30 - 12:30

How to Bring Your Hardware Ideas From Concept to Reality

THEME:

Tech Talks (Workshops)

Netia McCray

Founder @ MBADIKA

Once you have your idea for hardware, whether an everyday consumer product or a highly ...

Once you have your idea for hardware, whether an everyday consumer product or a highly sophisticated technical product, the hard work begins with bringing that idea to life. In this workshop, we de-mystify the hardware product design and development process, including the software, hardware, and resources needed. Prepare for a hands-on deep dive into the process as you bring to life a product idea.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the Product Design and Development Process for Hardware to better guide decisions regarding how to bring a hardware idea to life
  • Exposure to present and future technologies which make the process of hardware development more economical for startups and organizations
  • Hands-on exposure to Computer- Aided Design (CAD) software and digital fabrication (i.e. 3D Printing) as rapid and economical methods to conduct product design and development of hardware (if computer stations are available via the software lab route)
  • Overall understanding of resources available to founders to conduct product design and development of hardware

Entrepreneurship/Founders

Entrepreneurship/Founders

 

Tue 20 Oct

12:00 - 12:30

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions: Career Reinvention

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

Tue 20 Oct

12:00 - 12:30

Campfire Sessions: Career Reinvention

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

 

Tue 20 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud: One Size Doesn't Have to Fit All

Cloud is quickly becoming an industry-standard way of running IT within an organization. ...

Cloud is quickly becoming an industry-standard way of running IT within an organization. However, trying to understand and then articulate the differences between the 3 main cloud models of public, private or hybrid can be a challenge for even the most experienced tech professional! Here we examine the models and what it means to work in multi-cloud environments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how to get the perfect mix between public, private and hybrid cloud in your organization
  • Beyond SaaS - Highlighting what today’s public cloud offering includes
  • Identify your core requirements in your business and how this will affect your cloud needs
  • Simplify what ‘hybrid cloud’ actually means and how it might benefit your organization

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Beginner's Tech

Tue 20 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud: One Size Doesn't Have to Fit All

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Cloud is quickly becoming an industry-standard way of running IT within an organization. ...

Cloud is quickly becoming an industry-standard way of running IT within an organization. However, trying to understand and then articulate the differences between the 3 main cloud models of public, private or hybrid can be a challenge for even the most experienced tech professional! Here we examine the models and what it means to work in multi-cloud environments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how to get the perfect mix between public, private and hybrid cloud in your organization
  • Beyond SaaS - Highlighting what today’s public cloud offering includes
  • Identify your core requirements in your business and how this will affect your cloud needs
  • Simplify what ‘hybrid cloud’ actually means and how it might benefit your organization

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Beginner's Tech

Privacy/Security/Cloud

Beginner's Tech

 

Tue 20 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Breaking Barriers at Senior Level – How to Lift As You Climb

Women are underrepresented at all levels of business, from first-level managers to CEOs. To ...

Women are underrepresented at all levels of business, from first-level managers to CEOs. To initiate change throughout the system it’s imperative we not only establish a sisterhood for females in tech but work as a cohort to smash that glass ceiling that acts as a barrier to females progressing to senior-level roles.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the language you can adopt to shift the conversation - moving away from if’s, buts and maybes
  • What modern-day sisterhoods in the workplace look like & how to establish one
  • Expanding influence and network to nudge both your business and the industry in the right direction

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Tue 20 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

Breaking Barriers at Senior Level – How to Lift As You Climb

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Women are underrepresented at all levels of business, from first-level managers to CEOs. To ...

Women are underrepresented at all levels of business, from first-level managers to CEOs. To initiate change throughout the system it’s imperative we not only establish a sisterhood for females in tech but work as a cohort to smash that glass ceiling that acts as a barrier to females progressing to senior-level roles.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the language you can adopt to shift the conversation - moving away from if’s, buts and maybes
  • What modern-day sisterhoods in the workplace look like & how to establish one
  • Expanding influence and network to nudge both your business and the industry in the right direction

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

 

Tue 20 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Top Tips on Battling a Bro Culture

There is a sense that bro culture is synonymously linked with technology, exacerbated by the ...

There is a sense that bro culture is synonymously linked with technology, exacerbated by the industry's lack of a gender balance. Such hostile cultures don’t simply contribute to unpleasant professional environments but are detrimental to employee retention by encouraging bullying and discrimination. We’re at breaking point and action needs to be taken by managers and senior executives to cull cultures of harassment and intimidation to replace them with flourishing environments of productivity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify what feeds a ‘bro culture’
  • How to kill a culture of blame to support an inclusive environment
  • How to implement effective HR processes to prevent the growth of bro culture

D&I

Mental Health/Wellbeing

Tue 20 Oct

12:05 - 12:35

Top Tips on Battling a Bro Culture

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

There is a sense that bro culture is synonymously linked with technology, exacerbated by the ...

There is a sense that bro culture is synonymously linked with technology, exacerbated by the industry's lack of a gender balance. Such hostile cultures don’t simply contribute to unpleasant professional environments but are detrimental to employee retention by encouraging bullying and discrimination. We’re at breaking point and action needs to be taken by managers and senior executives to cull cultures of harassment and intimidation to replace them with flourishing environments of productivity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify what feeds a ‘bro culture’
  • How to kill a culture of blame to support an inclusive environment
  • How to implement effective HR processes to prevent the growth of bro culture

D&I

Mental Health/Wellbeing

D&I

Mental Health/Wellbeing

 

Tue 20 Oct

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Tue 20 Oct

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

THEME:

Emerging Tech

User Applications of Quantum Computing in Finance

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data ...

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data input, the speed of which data is processed and the accuracy of their outcome. Until financial institutions change their legacy systems, they will be in danger of losing customers to competitors who will be able to give them what they want, as soon as they want it. As the usage of quantum computing grows, the power it holds to outperform ordinary computers may save and retain over $10 billion in revenue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the capabilities of quantum computing
  • Learn how other areas of the business will benefit from greater accuracy in decision making

Advanced Tech

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

User Applications of Quantum Computing in Finance

THEME:

Emerging Tech

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data ...

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data input, the speed of which data is processed and the accuracy of their outcome. Until financial institutions change their legacy systems, they will be in danger of losing customers to competitors who will be able to give them what they want, as soon as they want it. As the usage of quantum computing grows, the power it holds to outperform ordinary computers may save and retain over $10 billion in revenue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the capabilities of quantum computing
  • Learn how other areas of the business will benefit from greater accuracy in decision making

Advanced Tech

Advanced Tech

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Securing the Keys to the Boardroom

For many females in tech, the art of ambition is to secure a seat at the board of directors' ...

For many females in tech, the art of ambition is to secure a seat at the board of directors' table. The boardroom, both within corporates and non-profits, have archaically been dominated by an old boys club mentality. Diversity in the boardroom doesn't just lead to providing a diversity of thought that benefits stakeholders but offers core transferable skills that can be applied to your day job. Communication around why the boardroom matters, how to get there and how to get the most out of it all remain unanswered. Join this session to get the answers from those who've lived and breathed boardroom politics for years.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the differing benefits, roles, and responsibilities between corporate boards vs volunteering on a non-profit board 
  • Get to grips with how boards approach recruitment 
  • Leave with a plan as to how you can align your talent and skills with a boards needs
  • Tips and tricks to becoming impactful, influential and instrumental once you secure the keys to the boardroom

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

Securing the Keys to the Boardroom

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

For many females in tech, the art of ambition is to secure a seat at the board of directors' ...

For many females in tech, the art of ambition is to secure a seat at the board of directors' table. The boardroom, both within corporates and non-profits, have archaically been dominated by an old boys club mentality. Diversity in the boardroom doesn't just lead to providing a diversity of thought that benefits stakeholders but offers core transferable skills that can be applied to your day job. Communication around why the boardroom matters, how to get there and how to get the most out of it all remain unanswered. Join this session to get the answers from those who've lived and breathed boardroom politics for years.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the differing benefits, roles, and responsibilities between corporate boards vs volunteering on a non-profit board 
  • Get to grips with how boards approach recruitment 
  • Leave with a plan as to how you can align your talent and skills with a boards needs
  • Tips and tricks to becoming impactful, influential and instrumental once you secure the keys to the boardroom

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Retaining Top Talent - Discover the Secret to Securing Employee Loyalty

We’re now living in a digital world, meaning employees are exposed to a plethora of online ...

We’re now living in a digital world, meaning employees are exposed to a plethora of online sources promoting younger, cooler tech companies. The tech industry has become a battleground for retaining top talent meaning greater attention needs to be given to the rollout of strategies to keep hold of rising stars.

Key Takeaways: 

  • The importance of constructive feedback in ensuring employees are always developing and growing their skillset  
  • Advice on how to effectively plan for future pay rises and rewards 
  • Establishing a relationship of trust so they feel comfortable airing their career gripes and grievances 
  • Be proactive to initiatives that encourage the company to be the best it can be

Next Gen Talent

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

Retaining Top Talent - Discover the Secret to Securing Employee Loyalty

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

We’re now living in a digital world, meaning employees are exposed to a plethora of online ...

We’re now living in a digital world, meaning employees are exposed to a plethora of online sources promoting younger, cooler tech companies. The tech industry has become a battleground for retaining top talent meaning greater attention needs to be given to the rollout of strategies to keep hold of rising stars.

Key Takeaways: 

  • The importance of constructive feedback in ensuring employees are always developing and growing their skillset  
  • Advice on how to effectively plan for future pay rises and rewards 
  • Establishing a relationship of trust so they feel comfortable airing their career gripes and grievances 
  • Be proactive to initiatives that encourage the company to be the best it can be

Next Gen Talent

Next Gen Talent

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

THEME:

Software (Workshops)

Test Driven Development is More Than 'We Tested It'

Tina Reynolds

VP of Operations @ Ascendle

Everyone knows code needs to be tested; however, balancing both coding and testing in one sprint ...

Everyone knows code needs to be tested; however, balancing both coding and testing in one sprint can be a challenge — especially when you’re committed to delivering business value every two weeks. Since coding in one sprint and testing in another would violate the rules of Scrum, there needs to be another solution. Luckily, there is: automated unit tests. This workshop will discuss why embracing test-driven development using automated unit tests is the best way to ensure your Scrum team maintains high quality, while still staying on schedule. With concrete tips on how to integrate automated unit tests and a step-by-step demonstration of the process, attendees will leave this workshop prepared to code with a stronger, more reliable foundation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the disadvantages of testing inconsistently
  • Learn what test-driven development is and why it improves process and product
  • Learn how to integrate automated unit tests into their Scrum process
  • View a demonstration of how test-driven development can be put to practice
  • Gain step-by-step tips and advice for getting their team on board with shifting to test-driven development.

Software Engineering/Development

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

Test Driven Development is More Than 'We Tested It'

THEME:

Software (Workshops)

Tina Reynolds

VP of Operations @ Ascendle

Everyone knows code needs to be tested; however, balancing both coding and testing in one sprint ...

Everyone knows code needs to be tested; however, balancing both coding and testing in one sprint can be a challenge — especially when you’re committed to delivering business value every two weeks. Since coding in one sprint and testing in another would violate the rules of Scrum, there needs to be another solution. Luckily, there is: automated unit tests. This workshop will discuss why embracing test-driven development using automated unit tests is the best way to ensure your Scrum team maintains high quality, while still staying on schedule. With concrete tips on how to integrate automated unit tests and a step-by-step demonstration of the process, attendees will leave this workshop prepared to code with a stronger, more reliable foundation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the disadvantages of testing inconsistently
  • Learn what test-driven development is and why it improves process and product
  • Learn how to integrate automated unit tests into their Scrum process
  • View a demonstration of how test-driven development can be put to practice
  • Gain step-by-step tips and advice for getting their team on board with shifting to test-driven development.

Software Engineering/Development

Software Engineering/Development

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

What Makes a Backend Product Manager?

Katie Salley

Product Manager @ CallRail

Backend product management can be a daunting prospect for some, especially if you don’t ...

Backend product management can be a daunting prospect for some, especially if you don’t consider yourself very technical. But it can open up a lot of new and exciting opportunities if you know what to expect.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Backend Product Management?
  • Where’s the fun in that?
  • Learn how to do it if you’re not technical
  • Understand the difference from regular Product Management?

Intended audience? Existing Product Managers curious about expanding their opportunities to work on more technical products

Product

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 15:00

What Makes a Backend Product Manager?

THEME:

Power Skills (Workshops)

Katie Salley

Product Manager @ CallRail

Backend product management can be a daunting prospect for some, especially if you don’t ...

Backend product management can be a daunting prospect for some, especially if you don’t consider yourself very technical. But it can open up a lot of new and exciting opportunities if you know what to expect.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Backend Product Management?
  • Where’s the fun in that?
  • Learn how to do it if you’re not technical
  • Understand the difference from regular Product Management?

Intended audience? Existing Product Managers curious about expanding their opportunities to work on more technical products

Product

Product

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions: Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

Tue 20 Oct

14:00 - 14:30

Campfire Sessions: Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace

THEME:

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated ...

Campfire Sessions are closed-group discussions for those looking to participate in facilitated networking sessions where they can engage in debate on pivotal issues facing technology professionals.

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Data and AI for Good

Cindi Howson

Chief Data Strategy Officer @ ThoughtSpot

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Data/Analytics/Big Data

Tue 20 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

Data and AI for Good

THEME:

Emerging Tech

Cindi Howson

Chief Data Strategy Officer @ ThoughtSpot

Session details coming soon...

Session details coming soon...

Data/Analytics/Big Data

Data/Analytics/Big Data

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Fireside Chat: The Role of Males in Supporting Female Leadership

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this ...

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this field, play a very important part in paving the way to increase the numbers of women especially into senior positions. However this isn’t just a conversation about getting more women in tech for the sake of some quota exercise – it’s been clearly shown over and over that when women succeed, the industry becomes more productive; more representative of the consumer market which in turn allows companies to better understand and meet their customer’s needs. Join this fireside chat as we bring together a female advocate for diversity in tech to debate with a male ally how best to collaborate to support female leadership.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how we can encourage and help men to pave the way to promote female leadership
  • Explore the impact that male allies can have in calling out inequality in the fight for the eradication of micro-aggressions
  • Identifying the impact male allies have through championing pro-women policy recommendations

Male Allies

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Tue 20 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

Fireside Chat: The Role of Males in Supporting Female Leadership

THEME:

Women in Tech Leadership

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this ...

Women are a minority in the workforce of tech. As a result of this, men, the majority in this field, play a very important part in paving the way to increase the numbers of women especially into senior positions. However this isn’t just a conversation about getting more women in tech for the sake of some quota exercise – it’s been clearly shown over and over that when women succeed, the industry becomes more productive; more representative of the consumer market which in turn allows companies to better understand and meet their customer’s needs. Join this fireside chat as we bring together a female advocate for diversity in tech to debate with a male ally how best to collaborate to support female leadership.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how we can encourage and help men to pave the way to promote female leadership
  • Explore the impact that male allies can have in calling out inequality in the fight for the eradication of micro-aggressions
  • Identifying the impact male allies have through championing pro-women policy recommendations

Male Allies

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

Male Allies

D&I

Career/Personal Development

Leadership

 

Tue 20 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

The Universal Feeling of Being Left Out – How Can We Humanize the Conversation Around D&I

None of us are immune to what it feels like to be left out. The corporate world must wake up to ...

None of us are immune to what it feels like to be left out. The corporate world must wake up to the fact that they’re guilty of playing D&I as a numbers game, rather than concentrating on embedding an inclusive ethos into their business strategy. Companies and people must be brave in approaching the conversation in order to effectively stand up, take action and achieve success.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is the current state of affairs of D&I in tech
  • Establishing practices to encourage minorities to speak up
  • Tactics for building an atmosphere of inclusion and belonging
  • How to recognize your companies D&I blindspots to set the wheels in motion to create radical change

D&I

Tue 20 Oct

14:30 - 15:00

The Universal Feeling of Being Left Out – How Can We Humanize the Conversation Around D&I

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

None of us are immune to what it feels like to be left out. The corporate world must wake up to ...

None of us are immune to what it feels like to be left out. The corporate world must wake up to the fact that they’re guilty of playing D&I as a numbers game, rather than concentrating on embedding an inclusive ethos into their business strategy. Companies and people must be brave in approaching the conversation in order to effectively stand up, take action and achieve success.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is the current state of affairs of D&I in tech
  • Establishing practices to encourage minorities to speak up
  • Tactics for building an atmosphere of inclusion and belonging
  • How to recognize your companies D&I blindspots to set the wheels in motion to create radical change

D&I

D&I

 

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