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Mon 16 Nov

09:30 - 10:00 GMT

Welcome to The Women in Technology World Series Online Festival

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & ...

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & forum engagement
  • How to build your agenda
  • How to get the most out of the event

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

09:30 - 10:00 GMT

Welcome to The Women in Technology World Series Online Festival

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & ...

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & forum engagement
  • How to build your agenda
  • How to get the most out of the event

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

10:00 - 10:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

10:00 - 10:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

11:00 - 11:15 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

11:00 - 11:15 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

12:00 - 12:30 GMT

Professional Matchmaking (+ match meet up) 

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global ...

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global network? Do so by joining us in participating in our dedicated professional matchmaking service at The Women in Tech World Series Virtual Festival. Match up with other professionals with similar interests and arrange a 1:1 meeting via video or audio.

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

12:00 - 12:30 GMT

Professional Matchmaking (+ match meet up) 

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global ...

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global network? Do so by joining us in participating in our dedicated professional matchmaking service at The Women in Tech World Series Virtual Festival. Match up with other professionals with similar interests and arrange a 1:1 meeting via video or audio.

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

13:00 - 13:30 GMT

Live Yoga Workout

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the ...

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the scheduled time.

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

13:00 - 13:30 GMT

Live Yoga Workout

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the ...

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the scheduled time.

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

14:30 - 15:00 GMT

Welcome to The Women in Technology World Series Online Festival

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & ...

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & forum engagement
  • How to build your agenda
  • How to get the most out of the event

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

14:30 - 15:00 GMT

Welcome to The Women in Technology World Series Online Festival

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & ...

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & forum engagement
  • How to build your agenda
  • How to get the most out of the event

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

15:00 - 15:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

15:00 - 15:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

15:30 - 15:45 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

15:30 - 15:45 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

17:30 - 18:00 GMT

Welcome to The Women in Technology World Series Online Festival

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & ...

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & forum engagement
  • How to build your agenda
  • How to get the most out of the event

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

17:30 - 18:00 GMT

Welcome to The Women in Technology World Series Online Festival

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & ...

The official welcome will: 

  • Guide you to setting your weekly objectives & forum engagement
  • How to build your agenda
  • How to get the most out of the event

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

18:00 - 18:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

18:00 - 18:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

18:30 - 19:00 GMT

Live Meditation

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the ...

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the scheduled time.

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

18:30 - 19:00 GMT

Live Meditation

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the ...

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the scheduled time.

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

19:30 - 19:45 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

19:30 - 19:45 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

20:30 - 21:00 GMT

Professional Matchmaking (+ match meet up) 

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global ...

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global network? Do so by joining us in participating in our dedicated professional matchmaking service at The Women in Tech World Series Virtual Festival. Match up with other professionals with similar interests and arrange a 1:1 meeting via video or audio.

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

20:30 - 21:00 GMT

Professional Matchmaking (+ match meet up) 

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global ...

Interested in creating meaningful, business connections as you look to build your global network? Do so by joining us in participating in our dedicated professional matchmaking service at The Women in Tech World Series Virtual Festival. Match up with other professionals with similar interests and arrange a 1:1 meeting via video or audio.

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

22:00 - 22:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

22:00 - 22:20 GMT

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

Networking

Networking

 

Mon 16 Nov

23:00 - 23:15 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Mon 16 Nov

23:00 - 23:15 GMT

Top Tips to Networking Virtually

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Networking

Networking

Tue 17 Nov

08:45 - 09:00 GMT

Breakfast Briefing + 1 Minute Silence

Todays breakfast breifing will include a one minutes silence to recognise the lives, businesses ...

Todays breakfast breifing will include a one minutes silence to recognise the lives, businesses and jobs lost by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Networking

Tue 17 Nov

08:45 - 09:00 GMT

Breakfast Briefing + 1 Minute Silence

Todays breakfast breifing will include a one minutes silence to recognise the lives, businesses ...

Todays breakfast breifing will include a one minutes silence to recognise the lives, businesses and jobs lost by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Networking

Networking

 

Tue 17 Nov

09:00 - 11:00 GMT

THEME:

Keynotes

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

Tue 17 Nov

09:00 - 11:00 GMT

Exciting Keynotes to be announced soon!

THEME:

Keynotes

Tue 17 Nov

11:00 - 11:20 GMT

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Why Are Women Leaving The Tech Sector?

Rahma Javed

Director of Engineering @ Deliveroo

Karina Govindji

Director of Diversity, EMEA @ Google

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

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

D&I

Women in Tech

Gender Specific

Tue 17 Nov

11:00 - 11:20 GMT

Why Are Women Leaving The Tech Sector?

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Rahma Javed

Director of Engineering @ Deliveroo

Karina Govindji

Director of Diversity, EMEA @ Google

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

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

D&I

Women in Tech

Gender Specific

D&I

Women in Tech

Gender Specific

 

Tue 17 Nov

11:30 - 11:50 GMT

THEME:

Technology Talks

Get Comfortable With The Command Line!

Devon Edwards Joseph

Senior Data Engineer @ Soho House

The command line can seem intimidating if you are not that familiar with it – but it ...

The command line can seem intimidating if you are not that familiar with it – but it doesn’t have to be! Learning some basic commands can help you rapidly speed-up and automate everyday processing tasks, and give you the building blocks you need to construct more complex workflows – it will save you time, effort, and also give you serious kudos with your team mates. This Pokemon-themed session will introduce you to Bash, a powerful and widely-used shell and language for the command line.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how the command line can be useful in your work and why you will benefit from learning it
  • Learn some of the most useful and productivity-boosting Bash commands including chained commands, and how to write automatable Bash scripts
  • Get hands-on practice using Bash commands for common data processing scenarios

Beginner's Tech

Software Engineering

Tue 17 Nov

11:30 - 11:50 GMT

Get Comfortable With The Command Line!

THEME:

Technology Talks

Devon Edwards Joseph

Senior Data Engineer @ Soho House

The command line can seem intimidating if you are not that familiar with it – but it ...

The command line can seem intimidating if you are not that familiar with it – but it doesn’t have to be! Learning some basic commands can help you rapidly speed-up and automate everyday processing tasks, and give you the building blocks you need to construct more complex workflows – it will save you time, effort, and also give you serious kudos with your team mates. This Pokemon-themed session will introduce you to Bash, a powerful and widely-used shell and language for the command line.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how the command line can be useful in your work and why you will benefit from learning it
  • Learn some of the most useful and productivity-boosting Bash commands including chained commands, and how to write automatable Bash scripts
  • Get hands-on practice using Bash commands for common data processing scenarios

Beginner's Tech

Software Engineering

Beginner's Tech

Software Engineering

 

Tue 17 Nov

11:30 - 11:50 GMT

THEME:

Business Transformation

Being Agile v Doing Agile: An Exploratory Introduction

Ruth-Louise Scholefield

Senior Agile Delivery Lead @ Kin + Carta Create

Many organisations try to implement agile and without success. The reason? They simply copy + ...

Many organisations try to implement agile and without success. The reason? They simply copy + paste a framework or methodology and expect it to work like a silver bullet. The route cause to success within agile workspaces is people's ability to be agile rather than just do agile. During this session, we will talk through the difference between being vs doing agile, discuss experiences, highlight why you will only succeed by applying agility and work through some examples to help you apply this practically to your work and home life.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the difference between being agile and doing Agile
  • Re-learn the agile values and principles, and their importance in our everyday life (work + home)
  • How to identify when the agile values and principles are / are not being followed
  • How to course correct after identifying when you / your organisation is simply doing Agile

Future of Work

D&I

Tue 17 Nov

11:30 - 11:50 GMT

Being Agile v Doing Agile: An Exploratory Introduction

THEME:

Business Transformation

Ruth-Louise Scholefield

Senior Agile Delivery Lead @ Kin + Carta Create

Many organisations try to implement agile and without success. The reason? They simply copy + ...

Many organisations try to implement agile and without success. The reason? They simply copy + paste a framework or methodology and expect it to work like a silver bullet. The route cause to success within agile workspaces is people's ability to be agile rather than just do agile. During this session, we will talk through the difference between being vs doing agile, discuss experiences, highlight why you will only succeed by applying agility and work through some examples to help you apply this practically to your work and home life.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the difference between being agile and doing Agile
  • Re-learn the agile values and principles, and their importance in our everyday life (work + home)
  • How to identify when the agile values and principles are / are not being followed
  • How to course correct after identifying when you / your organisation is simply doing Agile

Future of Work

D&I

Future of Work

D&I

 

Tue 17 Nov

11:30 - 11:50 GMT

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Interrupt unconscious bias, reframe your outlook, impact the future

Karen Nadasen

CEO @ PayU South Africa

Acknowledging how we can all play a part in overcoming how deeply ingrained unconscious bias is ...

Acknowledging how we can all play a part in overcoming how deeply ingrained unconscious bias is in the tech industry is the first step in tackling the problem. We cannot simply depend on leadership to address the issue anymore, we all must speak up and take action to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This panel will discuss the challenges we must overcome and the changes we must implement to eradicate subtle biases.

Key takeaways include:

  • Identifying your businesses problem areas
  • Being brave in labelling the bias
  • Implementing training throughout companies to raise awareness of day-to-day gender bias
  • Defining the tone of your companies culture to dissolve archaic and inherent gender stereotypes
  • Understanding the ways companies can support females in balancing their responsibilities between work and personal life

D&I

Women in Tech

Gender Specific

Leadership

Africa Focus

Tue 17 Nov

11:30 - 11:50 GMT

Interrupt unconscious bias, reframe your outlook, impact the future

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Karen Nadasen

CEO @ PayU South Africa

Acknowledging how we can all play a part in overcoming how deeply ingrained unconscious bias is ...

Acknowledging how we can all play a part in overcoming how deeply ingrained unconscious bias is in the tech industry is the first step in tackling the problem. We cannot simply depend on leadership to address the issue anymore, we all must speak up and take action to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This panel will discuss the challenges we must overcome and the changes we must implement to eradicate subtle biases.

Key takeaways include:

  • Identifying your businesses problem areas
  • Being brave in labelling the bias
  • Implementing training throughout companies to raise awareness of day-to-day gender bias
  • Defining the tone of your companies culture to dissolve archaic and inherent gender stereotypes
  • Understanding the ways companies can support females in balancing their responsibilities between work and personal life

D&I

Women in Tech

Gender Specific

Leadership

Africa Focus

D&I

Women in Tech

Gender Specific

Leadership

Africa Focus

 

Tue 17 Nov

12:00 - 12:20 GMT

THEME:

Business Transformation

Robotics & Intelligent Automation are shaping the Future of Work, are we able to adapt and support it?

Antigoni Kourou

Robotics Technical Lead @ ING

Robotics and intelligent technologies are redefining the way we work. For many organizations, ...

Robotics and intelligent technologies are redefining the way we work. For many organizations, bots have become part of the organization's workforce; where they are working alongside humans, taking on relatively simple tasks. While companies are seeing the benefits of a digital workforce, we need to look at change management through the human-focused lens and the employees must be included in the digital transformation journey. The Future of Work is already here – but how do we make sure no one is left behind?

Key Takeaways

  • How Robotics & Intelligent Automation are shaping the Future of Work
  • The role of organizations in embracing the new digital workforce
  • Working alongside virtual employees, what’s in it for me?

Emerging Tech

Tue 17 Nov

12:00 - 12:20 GMT

Robotics & Intelligent Automation are shaping the Future of Work, are we able to adapt and support it?

THEME:

Business Transformation

Antigoni Kourou

Robotics Technical Lead @ ING

Robotics and intelligent technologies are redefining the way we work. For many organizations, ...

Robotics and intelligent technologies are redefining the way we work. For many organizations, bots have become part of the organization's workforce; where they are working alongside humans, taking on relatively simple tasks. While companies are seeing the benefits of a digital workforce, we need to look at change management through the human-focused lens and the employees must be included in the digital transformation journey. The Future of Work is already here – but how do we make sure no one is left behind?

Key Takeaways

  • How Robotics & Intelligent Automation are shaping the Future of Work
  • The role of organizations in embracing the new digital workforce
  • Working alongside virtual employees, what’s in it for me?

Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

 

Tue 17 Nov

12:00 - 12:20 GMT

THEME:

Career Development

Who Do You Think You Are?

Rebecca Little

Head of Marketing Strategy, Planning and Operations EMEA & LATAM @ Ericsson

A session dedicated to empowering women to create their own 'brand' and be confident to build ...

A session dedicated to empowering women to create their own 'brand' and be confident to build their brand via social and day to day in their roles. What is a personal brand? It's your most powerful weapon in a cluttered marketplace. In this presentation we will explore how important it is to own your personal brand? How do you want to be perceived by your colleagues, customers and business partners? What does your physical image and the way your communicate, say about you face to face and online (and is it consistent)? This is a fun, interactive session that provides the opportunity to explore your own image and personality and will give you enlightening personal insights that may affect brand YOU. We’ll undertake an interactive exercise to unleash your super skill and create your personal brand.

Key takeaways include:

  • Tips on how to build and manage personal brand - what do you want to be famous for?
  • Examples of how personal brand has been successfully implemented
  • Confidence in using your brand to progress your career, launch a new businesses or grow your existing businesses

Personal Development

Women in Tech

Leadership

Tue 17 Nov

12:00 - 12:20 GMT

Who Do You Think You Are?

THEME:

Career Development

Rebecca Little

Head of Marketing Strategy, Planning and Operations EMEA & LATAM @ Ericsson

A session dedicated to empowering women to create their own 'brand' and be confident to build ...

A session dedicated to empowering women to create their own 'brand' and be confident to build their brand via social and day to day in their roles. What is a personal brand? It's your most powerful weapon in a cluttered marketplace. In this presentation we will explore how important it is to own your personal brand? How do you want to be perceived by your colleagues, customers and business partners? What does your physical image and the way your communicate, say about you face to face and online (and is it consistent)? This is a fun, interactive session that provides the opportunity to explore your own image and personality and will give you enlightening personal insights that may affect brand YOU. We’ll undertake an interactive exercise to unleash your super skill and create your personal brand.

Key takeaways include:

  • Tips on how to build and manage personal brand - what do you want to be famous for?
  • Examples of how personal brand has been successfully implemented
  • Confidence in using your brand to progress your career, launch a new businesses or grow your existing businesses

Personal Development

Women in Tech

Leadership

Personal Development

Women in Tech

Leadership

 

Tue 17 Nov

12:30 - 12:50 GMT

THEME:

Technology Talks

Embedding Inclusive and Ethical Design

Sinead O'Brien

Lead Project Manager @ BBC

Public Service Broadcasting was developed for everyone, right from the beginning. In order to ...

Public Service Broadcasting was developed for everyone, right from the beginning. In order to fulfil our public service mission, the BBC must ensure data is used for good. I will share a number of meaningful ways that you can serve to help both the individual and the wider community. I’ll dive deeper into how you can remain relevant to audiences and how to develop truly personalised services which are crucial to refine how both personal and public data is used.

Key takeaways include:

  • The importance of educating staff across all disciplines on the power and limitations of data, algorithms and machine learning
  • The development of principles for designing and building ML engines

D&I

Product

UX/UI

Tue 17 Nov

12:30 - 12:50 GMT

Embedding Inclusive and Ethical Design

THEME:

Technology Talks

Sinead O'Brien

Lead Project Manager @ BBC

Public Service Broadcasting was developed for everyone, right from the beginning. In order to ...

Public Service Broadcasting was developed for everyone, right from the beginning. In order to fulfil our public service mission, the BBC must ensure data is used for good. I will share a number of meaningful ways that you can serve to help both the individual and the wider community. I’ll dive deeper into how you can remain relevant to audiences and how to develop truly personalised services which are crucial to refine how both personal and public data is used.

Key takeaways include:

  • The importance of educating staff across all disciplines on the power and limitations of data, algorithms and machine learning
  • The development of principles for designing and building ML engines

D&I

Product

UX/UI

D&I

Product

UX/UI

 

Tue 17 Nov

12:30 - 12:50 GMT

THEME:

Career Development

The Fear of Being "Not Technical Enough" And What We Can Do About It

Clare Sudbery

Lead Engineer @ Made Tech

Karen Lee Rigg

Lead Software Engineer @ Permutive

People in senior technical roles sometimes hear the phrase ""Not technical enough"" in their ...

People in senior technical roles sometimes hear the phrase ""Not technical enough"" in their feedback. In this industry, those of us who identify as female can face a lot of prejudice and often need extra help to progress in our careers without fear or judgement. We are often held back by insecurities fuelled by bad experiences, and this can lead us to assume we are being criticised for our technical ability if it's not said outright. These fears can be crippling, and can be a factor in us moving away from technical roles as we become more senior. In this session we will explore the fear and the reality, and discuss what women can do to boost their confidence and help themselves and others to appreciate their technical prowess. We'll explore what on earth is meant by ""not technical enough"" and help participants to appreciate that there is really no such thing. To succeed in technology we have to embrace the inevitable knowledge gaps we all have, and move forward with an attitude of exploration and curiosity, instead of fear and insecurity.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that there is no such thing as ""not technical enough"
  • Embracing the importance of learning new things every day
  • Exploring the idea that you don't need to know a technology inside out to provide leadership to its practitioners

Soft Skills

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

Tue 17 Nov

12:30 - 12:50 GMT

The Fear of Being "Not Technical Enough" And What We Can Do About It

THEME:

Career Development

Clare Sudbery

Lead Engineer @ Made Tech

Karen Lee Rigg

Lead Software Engineer @ Permutive

People in senior technical roles sometimes hear the phrase ""Not technical enough"" in their ...

People in senior technical roles sometimes hear the phrase ""Not technical enough"" in their feedback. In this industry, those of us who identify as female can face a lot of prejudice and often need extra help to progress in our careers without fear or judgement. We are often held back by insecurities fuelled by bad experiences, and this can lead us to assume we are being criticised for our technical ability if it's not said outright. These fears can be crippling, and can be a factor in us moving away from technical roles as we become more senior. In this session we will explore the fear and the reality, and discuss what women can do to boost their confidence and help themselves and others to appreciate their technical prowess. We'll explore what on earth is meant by ""not technical enough"" and help participants to appreciate that there is really no such thing. To succeed in technology we have to embrace the inevitable knowledge gaps we all have, and move forward with an attitude of exploration and curiosity, instead of fear and insecurity.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding that there is no such thing as ""not technical enough"
  • Embracing the importance of learning new things every day
  • Exploring the idea that you don't need to know a technology inside out to provide leadership to its practitioners

Soft Skills

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

Soft Skills

Career

Personal Development

Inspiration

 

Tue 17 Nov

13:00 - 13:20 GMT

THEME:

Technology Talks

Role of Edge and Cloud Computing in Industry 4.0

Keerthana Govindaraj

IT Infrastructure Architect of Edge-Cloud Computing @ Bosch

The novel industrial revolution termed as Industry 4.0 is on its way to realize ground breaking ...

The novel industrial revolution termed as Industry 4.0 is on its way to realize ground breaking applications and the prevailing manufacturing IT infrastructure has hit the limits. With the increasing number of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and evolution of data science, cloud computing has become an integral part of manufacturing IT ecosystem and has furthermore paved way for a novel paradigm called Edge Computing. This immensely accelerates the realization of Industry 4.0.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the challenges of Industry 4.0 with respect to communication and computation infrastructure?
  • How to leverage the potential of Cloud and Edge for Industry 4.0 applications?
  • When will the investments and returns tally?

Cloud

Tue 17 Nov

13:00 - 13:20 GMT

Role of Edge and Cloud Computing in Industry 4.0

THEME:

Technology Talks

Keerthana Govindaraj

IT Infrastructure Architect of Edge-Cloud Computing @ Bosch

The novel industrial revolution termed as Industry 4.0 is on its way to realize ground breaking ...

The novel industrial revolution termed as Industry 4.0 is on its way to realize ground breaking applications and the prevailing manufacturing IT infrastructure has hit the limits. With the increasing number of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and evolution of data science, cloud computing has become an integral part of manufacturing IT ecosystem and has furthermore paved way for a novel paradigm called Edge Computing. This immensely accelerates the realization of Industry 4.0.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the challenges of Industry 4.0 with respect to communication and computation infrastructure?
  • How to leverage the potential of Cloud and Edge for Industry 4.0 applications?
  • When will the investments and returns tally?

Cloud

Cloud

 

Tue 17 Nov

13:00 - 13:20 GMT

THEME:

Business Transformation

How To Supercharge your Digital Transformation (and elegantly retire your legacy systems)

Jenny McGregor

Senior Director, Process Analytics @ Universal Music Group

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing ...

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing foundational services. Microservices give you a way to modernise or retire legacy systems and give you the scalable, flexible technology foundation for rapid digital transformation. This session will help guide you with top tips from the business perspective such as starting from the outside in, future proofing, keeping it simple and how to guard against simply rebuilding the legacy systems all over again.

Key takeways include:

  • How to go about shaping a foundational microservices strategy and ecosystem
  • How to use microservices to strangle and ultimately retire old legacy systems
  • Defining a microservices MVP that delivers early business value and gets everyone on board

Digital Transformation

UX/UI

D&I

Tue 17 Nov

13:00 - 13:20 GMT

How To Supercharge your Digital Transformation (and elegantly retire your legacy systems)

THEME:

Business Transformation

Jenny McGregor

Senior Director, Process Analytics @ Universal Music Group

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing ...

This practical session will explore what it really means to go about designing and implementing foundational services. Microservices give you a way to modernise or retire legacy systems and give you the scalable, flexible technology foundation for rapid digital transformation. This session will help guide you with top tips from the business perspective such as starting from the outside in, future proofing, keeping it simple and how to guard against simply rebuilding the legacy systems all over again.

Key takeways include:

  • How to go about shaping a foundational microservices strategy and ecosystem
  • How to use microservices to strangle and ultimately retire old legacy systems
  • Defining a microservices MVP that delivers early business value and gets everyone on board

Digital Transformation

UX/UI

D&I

Digital Transformation

UX/UI

D&I

 

Tue 17 Nov

13:00 - 13:20 GMT

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Navigating your career in a male dominated industry

Mimi Omokri

Head of Business @ Uber

The gender disparity in leadership roles, especially in the technology field is an issue that ...

The gender disparity in leadership roles, especially in the technology field is an issue that continues to persist. Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies, relative to men who hold 81%. In leadership positions at these global tech giants, women make up 28%, with men representing 72%. [Source PwC Africa]. These stats are extremely worrying and a clear sign that more needs to be done. Mimi speaks about her experiences working among mostly men, and how to stay true to your career goals in a male-dominated industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to handle the stressors of working in a male-dominated team
  • How to recognise true D&I policies that work in your organisations
  • The importance of having the right people in your inner circle– a support system is absolutely essential to work and lead at the highest levels of your organization.
  • The importance of setting achievable objectives and targets as a woman in a male-dominated industry
  • Why embedding an inclusive ethos is just as important (& as challenging) as becoming diverse

D&I

Tue 17 Nov

13:00 - 13:20 GMT

Navigating your career in a male dominated industry

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Mimi Omokri

Head of Business @ Uber

The gender disparity in leadership roles, especially in the technology field is an issue that ...

The gender disparity in leadership roles, especially in the technology field is an issue that continues to persist. Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies, relative to men who hold 81%. In leadership positions at these global tech giants, women make up 28%, with men representing 72%. [Source PwC Africa]. These stats are extremely worrying and a clear sign that more needs to be done. Mimi speaks about her experiences working among mostly men, and how to stay true to your career goals in a male-dominated industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to handle the stressors of working in a male-dominated team
  • How to recognise true D&I policies that work in your organisations
  • The importance of having the right people in your inner circle– a support system is absolutely essential to work and lead at the highest levels of your organization.
  • The importance of setting achievable objectives and targets as a woman in a male-dominated industry
  • Why embedding an inclusive ethos is just as important (& as challenging) as becoming diverse

D&I

D&I

 

Tue 17 Nov

13:30 - 14:00 GMT

Live Yoga Workout

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the ...

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the scheduled time.

Networking

Tue 17 Nov

13:30 - 14:00 GMT

Live Yoga Workout

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the ...

In order to take part in this activity, please visit the wellbeing hub in the expo at the scheduled time.

Networking

Networking

 

Tue 17 Nov

14:00 - 14:50 GMT

THEME:

Keynotes

Exciting Keynote to be announced soon!

Tue 17 Nov

14:00 - 14:50 GMT

Exciting Keynote to be announced soon!

THEME:

Keynotes

Tue 17 Nov

14:50 - 15:40 GMT

Networking Break + Gamification Activities

Dedicated time to network with fellow attendees, explore the exhibition and participate in event ...

Dedicated time to network with fellow attendees, explore the exhibition and participate in event features. 

Networking

Tue 17 Nov

14:50 - 15:40 GMT

Networking Break + Gamification Activities

Dedicated time to network with fellow attendees, explore the exhibition and participate in event ...

Dedicated time to network with fellow attendees, explore the exhibition and participate in event features. 

Networking

Networking

 

Tue 17 Nov

15:40 - 16:00 GMT

THEME:

Technology Talks

When is Innovation not Innovation?

Sharon Moore MBE

CTO, Public Sector @ IBM

AI, machine learning, blockchain... how many times do you play tech buzzword bingo at ...

AI, machine learning, blockchain... how many times do you play tech buzzword bingo at conferences like these? We can do some magnificent things with tech, that will make a real difference - not just in the workplace but for society - but is everything we try innovative?

Key takeaways include:

  • See real examples of using technology to make a difference
  • Learn a simple way to assess where innovation is innovation
  • See an example of how to turn technology into true business innovation

Advanced Tech

Emerging Tech

Tue 17 Nov

15:40 - 16:00 GMT

When is Innovation not Innovation?

THEME:

Technology Talks

Sharon Moore MBE

CTO, Public Sector @ IBM

AI, machine learning, blockchain... how many times do you play tech buzzword bingo at ...

AI, machine learning, blockchain... how many times do you play tech buzzword bingo at conferences like these? We can do some magnificent things with tech, that will make a real difference - not just in the workplace but for society - but is everything we try innovative?

Key takeaways include:

  • See real examples of using technology to make a difference
  • Learn a simple way to assess where innovation is innovation
  • See an example of how to turn technology into true business innovation

Advanced Tech

Emerging Tech

Advanced Tech

Emerging Tech

 

Tue 17 Nov

15:40 - 16:00 GMT

THEME:

Business Transformation

Business Continuity In The Face Of The Tech Skills Gap (Continuous Learning: What It Means and What Employers Expect)

Lisa D'Arcy

Global Business Operations Manager & Global Diversity & Inclusion @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Dr. Loubna Bouarfa

CEO & Founder @ OKRA

Tosca Colangeli

General Manager @ IBM Global Technology Services UK & Ireland

Join our industry experts in an insightful and interesting fireside chat. 

Join our industry experts in an insightful and interesting fireside chat. 

Future of Work

Tue 17 Nov

15:40 - 16:00 GMT

Business Continuity In The Face Of The Tech Skills Gap (Continuous Learning: What It Means and What Employers Expect)

THEME:

Business Transformation

Lisa D'Arcy

Global Business Operations Manager & Global Diversity & Inclusion @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Dr. Loubna Bouarfa

CEO & Founder @ OKRA

Tosca Colangeli

General Manager @ IBM Global Technology Services UK & Ireland

Join our industry experts in an insightful and interesting fireside chat. 

Join our industry experts in an insightful and interesting fireside chat. 

Future of Work

Future of Work

 

Tue 17 Nov

15:40 - 16:00 GMT

THEME:

Career Development

Interview: A Sharing of Experiences on Mentorship (from a mentor & their mentee)

Tumi Sineke

Head of OfferZen Foundation @ OfferZen

Clara van Staden

Senior Backend Engineer @ GoDaddy

Nthabiseng Mashiane

Software Engineer @ Absa

For many, identifying the individual of a higher position than them to act as their advocate is ...

For many, identifying the individual of a higher position than them to act as their advocate is a key milestone in their professional career. This unique session will bring together a mentor and their mentee to share their experiences on the process of mentoring to offer clarity to those looking to identify the right career advocate for them.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to seek out championship - where to find your advocate How do you gain and retain visibility to a potential mentor?
  • Understanding the different types of mentors to find the right fit for you
  • Once finding a good mentor, how do you become a good mentee?
  • How can you make sure you’re getting the most out of the mentorship?

Mentorship

Career

Tue 17 Nov

15:40 - 16:00 GMT

Interview: A Sharing of Experiences on Mentorship (from a mentor & their mentee)

THEME:

Career Development

Tumi Sineke

Head of OfferZen Foundation @ OfferZen

Clara van Staden

Senior Backend Engineer @ GoDaddy

Nthabiseng Mashiane

Software Engineer @ Absa

For many, identifying the individual of a higher position than them to act as their advocate is ...

For many, identifying the individual of a higher position than them to act as their advocate is a key milestone in their professional career. This unique session will bring together a mentor and their mentee to share their experiences on the process of mentoring to offer clarity to those looking to identify the right career advocate for them.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to seek out championship - where to find your advocate How do you gain and retain visibility to a potential mentor?
  • Understanding the different types of mentors to find the right fit for you
  • Once finding a good mentor, how do you become a good mentee?
  • How can you make sure you’re getting the most out of the mentorship?

Mentorship

Career

Mentorship

Career

 

Tue 17 Nov

16:00 - 16:20 GMT

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

How to Embed Inclusion In Your Tech Company 101

Sheree Atcheson

Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ Peakon

This session will discuss how to embed inclusion in your tech processes from the beginning. ...

This session will discuss how to embed inclusion in your tech processes from the beginning. Creating a sense of belonging is much more than celebrating underrepresented groups during flagship events & this session will help you create truly inclusive environments in all areas of your business. Forming inclusive environments is ultimately about organisational change & this session will help guide you with top tips to get started with momentum.

Key takeaways include:

  • What true inclusion means
  • How to create inclusive ways of working
  • How to engage everyone in the journey to more inclusive organisations

D&I

HR

Women in Tech

LGBTQIA+

Race & Ethnicity

Business Strategy

Tue 17 Nov

16:00 - 16:20 GMT

How to Embed Inclusion In Your Tech Company 101

THEME:

Diversity & Inclusion

Sheree Atcheson

Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ Peakon

This session will discuss how to embed inclusion in your tech processes from the beginning. ...

This session will discuss how to embed inclusion in your tech processes from the beginning. Creating a sense of belonging is much more than celebrating underrepresented groups during flagship events & this session will help you create truly inclusive environments in all areas of your business. Forming inclusive environments is ultimately about organisational change & this session will help guide you with top tips to get started with momentum.

Key takeaways include:

  • What true inclusion means
  • How to create inclusive ways of working
  • How to engage everyone in the journey to more inclusive organisations

D&I

HR

Women in Tech

LGBTQIA+

Race & Ethnicity

Business Strategy

D&I

HR

Women in Tech

LGBTQIA+

Race & Ethnicity

Business Strategy

 

Tue 17 Nov

16:30 - 16:50 GMT

THEME:

Technology Talks

Building the UK’s Most Advanced Quantum Computer

Ilana Wisby

CEO @ Oxford Quantum Circuits

Quantum computers are a new generation of problem-solving machines. They are not just very small ...

Quantum computers are a new generation of problem-solving machines. They are not just very small (or faster, or better) computers – rather, they operate according to completely new rules. Just as with the candle and the light bulb: while both shine light, the latter is not just an upgraded version of the former. At OQC we’re powering this paradigm shift. We are focused on building a quantum computer for practical applications, from enabling life-saving drug discoveries to developing new battery technology. Thanks to our unique innovation, the Coaxmon, we’ve built the UK’s most advanced quantum computer. Now we’re scaling it, beyond quantum advantage.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how to build a quantum computer, in simple words
  • Understand why we should all be excited about quantum computing
  • Learn what it means to be the only woman leading a quantum computing company worldwide
  • How to bridge the gap and attract more women to build the future of quantum

Software Engineering

Beginner's Tech

UK Spotlight

Tue 17 Nov

16:30 - 16:50 GMT

Building the UK’s Most Advanced Quantum Computer

THEME:

Technology Talks

Ilana Wisby

CEO @ Oxford Quantum Circuits

Quantum computers are a new generation of problem-solving machines. They are not just very small ...

Quantum computers are a new generation of problem-solving machines. They are not just very small (or faster, or better) computers – rather, they operate according to completely new rules. Just as with the candle and the light bulb: while both shine light, the latter is not just an upgraded version of the former. At OQC we’re powering this paradigm shift. We are focused on building a quantum computer for practical applications, from enabling life-saving drug discoveries to developing new battery technology. Thanks to our unique innovation, the Coaxmon, we’ve built the UK’s most advanced quantum computer. Now we’re scaling it, beyond quantum advantage.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how to build a quantum computer, in simple words
  • Understand why we should all be excited about quantum computing
  • Learn what it means to be the only woman leading a quantum computing company worldwide
  • How to bridge the gap and attract more women to build the future of quantum

Software Engineering

Beginner's Tech

UK Spotlight

Software Engineering

Beginner's Tech

UK Spotlight

 

Tue 17 Nov

16:30 - 16:50 GMT

THEME: