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Mon 7th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

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
  • Our networking features 
  • How to prepare for Focus Friday 

On Demand

Mon 7th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

Welcome to The Women in Technology World Series Online Festival

THEME:

Networking

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
  • Our networking features 
  • How to prepare for Focus Friday 

On Demand

On Demand

 

Mon 7th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

On Demand

Mon 7th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

Pre-Event Orientation of Platform

THEME:

Networking

More details coming soon...

More details coming soon...

On Demand

On Demand

 

Mon 7th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

THEME:

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Live Workout Session: Shesensu

Tara Lee Oakley

Time to get barefoot and brave for a fusion of eastern, western, modern and ancient movement. ...

Time to get barefoot and brave for a fusion of eastern, western, modern and ancient movement. Expect to sculpt, stretch, and undulate. Everyone is welcome to awaken the senses.

Mon 7th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

Live Workout Session: Shesensu

THEME:

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Tara Lee Oakley

Time to get barefoot and brave for a fusion of eastern, western, modern and ancient movement. ...

Time to get barefoot and brave for a fusion of eastern, western, modern and ancient movement. Expect to sculpt, stretch, and undulate. Everyone is welcome to awaken the senses.

 

Mon 7th June

09:30 - 10:00 BST

THEME:

Networking

Ask-Me-Anything - VP, Data Science

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Data

Mon 7th June

09:30 - 10:00 BST

Ask-Me-Anything - VP, Data Science

THEME:

Networking

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Data

Networking

Data

 

Mon 7th June

10:00 - 10:20 BST

THEME:

Networking

The New Way of Networking

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, ...

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, firmly believes we can. In this session Kelly shares her fresh take on networking and the ways you can adapt for a future of more virtual, fewer in-person IRL interactions - and not lose out on the opportunity to forge meaningful, lasting connections in virtual settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why a new approach to this necessary skill is critical after the events of 2020
  • Provide a new definition for networking (which will change how you approach networking online and off)
  • Outlines the opportunities to be unlocked by embracing a network-building mindset on social networking platforms
  • Shares why showing up every day is your most valuable networking skill (and ways to do that without being a braggart, bore or pest)
  • Discusses the biggest networking mistake you’re making (it’s not what you think it is)

Networking

Soft Skills

Mon 7th June

10:00 - 10:20 BST

The New Way of Networking

THEME:

Networking

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, ...

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, firmly believes we can. In this session Kelly shares her fresh take on networking and the ways you can adapt for a future of more virtual, fewer in-person IRL interactions - and not lose out on the opportunity to forge meaningful, lasting connections in virtual settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why a new approach to this necessary skill is critical after the events of 2020
  • Provide a new definition for networking (which will change how you approach networking online and off)
  • Outlines the opportunities to be unlocked by embracing a network-building mindset on social networking platforms
  • Shares why showing up every day is your most valuable networking skill (and ways to do that without being a braggart, bore or pest)
  • Discusses the biggest networking mistake you’re making (it’s not what you think it is)

Networking

Soft Skills

Networking

Soft Skills

 

Mon 7th June

11:00 - 11:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

Ask-Me-Anything - Head of Product Management

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Product

Mon 7th June

11:00 - 11:30 BST

Ask-Me-Anything - Head of Product Management

THEME:

Networking

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Product

Networking

Product

 

Mon 7th June

12:00 - 12:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

Digital Campfire Sessions

Joy Poole

Founder @ Emergence Partners

Rebecca Crook

Chief Growth Officer @ Somo

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide ...

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in peer to peer discussion on pressing issues within the industry.

Session 1: Is an Engaged Workforce an Inclusive One?

Session 2: Conquering Techposter Syndrome.

  • Joy Poole, Founder, Emergence Partners 

Session 3: How to Make it in a Male Dominated Industry

  • Rebecca Crook, Chief Growth Officer, Somo 

Networking

Future of Work

Mon 7th June

12:00 - 12:30 BST

Digital Campfire Sessions

THEME:

Networking

Joy Poole

Founder @ Emergence Partners

Rebecca Crook

Chief Growth Officer @ Somo

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide ...

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in peer to peer discussion on pressing issues within the industry.

Session 1: Is an Engaged Workforce an Inclusive One?

Session 2: Conquering Techposter Syndrome.

  • Joy Poole, Founder, Emergence Partners 

Session 3: How to Make it in a Male Dominated Industry

  • Rebecca Crook, Chief Growth Officer, Somo 

Networking

Future of Work

Networking

Future of Work

 

Mon 7th June

14:00 - 14:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

Ask-Me-Anything - Director of Software Engineering

Ginese Colletti

Director of Software Engineering @ Sam's Club Technology

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Software Engineering

Mon 7th June

14:00 - 14:30 BST

Ask-Me-Anything - Director of Software Engineering

THEME:

Networking

Ginese Colletti

Director of Software Engineering @ Sam's Club Technology

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Software Engineering

Networking

Software Engineering

 

Mon 7th June

15:00 - 15:20 BST

THEME:

Networking

The New Way of Networking

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, ...

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, firmly believes we can. In this session Kelly shares her fresh take on networking and the ways you can adapt for a future of more virtual, fewer in-person IRL interactions - and not lose out on the opportunity to forge meaningful, lasting connections in virtual settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why a new approach to this necessary skill is critical after the events of 2020
  • Provide a new definition for networking (which will change how you approach networking online and off)
  • Outlines the opportunities to be unlocked by embracing a network-building mindset on social networking platforms
  • Shares why showing up every day is your most valuable networking skill (and ways to do that without being a braggart, bore or pest)
  • Discusses the biggest networking mistake you’re making (it’s not what you think it is)

Networking

Soft Skills

Mon 7th June

15:00 - 15:20 BST

The New Way of Networking

THEME:

Networking

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, ...

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, firmly believes we can. In this session Kelly shares her fresh take on networking and the ways you can adapt for a future of more virtual, fewer in-person IRL interactions - and not lose out on the opportunity to forge meaningful, lasting connections in virtual settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why a new approach to this necessary skill is critical after the events of 2020
  • Provide a new definition for networking (which will change how you approach networking online and off)
  • Outlines the opportunities to be unlocked by embracing a network-building mindset on social networking platforms
  • Shares why showing up every day is your most valuable networking skill (and ways to do that without being a braggart, bore or pest)
  • Discusses the biggest networking mistake you’re making (it’s not what you think it is)

Networking

Soft Skills

Networking

Soft Skills

 

Mon 7th June

15:30 - 15:45 BST

THEME:

Networking

Kids @ Home - How Do I Help My Kids Learn To Code?

Emma Dicks

Founder & Director @ Code Space

Global lockdowns have forced families around the world into home schooling, with moms needing to ...

Global lockdowns have forced families around the world into home schooling, with moms needing to take on the role of educator. Reading and fractions are bad enough -- how do we approach learning to code?

In this session, Emma from CodeSpace Academy shares practical guidance for engaging young learners in the world of tech and resources that you can use with your kids.

Mon 7th June

15:30 - 15:45 BST

Kids @ Home - How Do I Help My Kids Learn To Code?

THEME:

Networking

Emma Dicks

Founder & Director @ Code Space

Global lockdowns have forced families around the world into home schooling, with moms needing to ...

Global lockdowns have forced families around the world into home schooling, with moms needing to take on the role of educator. Reading and fractions are bad enough -- how do we approach learning to code?

In this session, Emma from CodeSpace Academy shares practical guidance for engaging young learners in the world of tech and resources that you can use with your kids.

 

Mon 7th June

16:00 - 16:30 BST

THEME:

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Live Workout Session: Pilates Powerhouse

Casey Brinn

Pilates is based on small, powerful movements that have huge health (and bedroom) benefits. ...

Pilates is based on small, powerful movements that have huge health (and bedroom) benefits. Indeed, your back will thank you later. Learn to control every inch of your body. 

Mon 7th June

16:00 - 16:30 BST

Live Workout Session: Pilates Powerhouse

THEME:

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Casey Brinn

Pilates is based on small, powerful movements that have huge health (and bedroom) benefits. ...

Pilates is based on small, powerful movements that have huge health (and bedroom) benefits. Indeed, your back will thank you later. Learn to control every inch of your body. 

 

Mon 7th June

16:30 - 17:00 BST

THEME:

Networking

Digital Campfire Sessions

Victoria Ortigosa

Senior Manager for Core Voice Strategic Initiatives @ BT

Lara Manqui

Founder @ Flourish Empowerment Coaching & Consulting

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide ...

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in peer to peer discussion on pressing issues within the industry.

Session 3: Can Women Have It All?

Facilitator: Victoria Ortigosa, Senior Manager – Strategic Initiatives, Core Voice Services, BT

Session 4:  Valuing Culture Consciousness 

Facilitator: Lara Manqui, Founder, Flourish Empowerment Coaching & Consulting 

 

Networking

Future of Work

Soft Skills

Mon 7th June

16:30 - 17:00 BST

Digital Campfire Sessions

THEME:

Networking

Victoria Ortigosa

Senior Manager for Core Voice Strategic Initiatives @ BT

Lara Manqui

Founder @ Flourish Empowerment Coaching & Consulting

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide ...

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in peer to peer discussion on pressing issues within the industry.

Session 3: Can Women Have It All?

Facilitator: Victoria Ortigosa, Senior Manager – Strategic Initiatives, Core Voice Services, BT

Session 4:  Valuing Culture Consciousness 

Facilitator: Lara Manqui, Founder, Flourish Empowerment Coaching & Consulting 

 

Networking

Future of Work

Soft Skills

Networking

Future of Work

Soft Skills

 

Mon 7th June

17:00 - 17:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

Virtual Community Initiative

Join us as we share The Women in Tech World Series Online Festival's community initiative to ...

Join us as we share The Women in Tech World Series Online Festival's community initiative to find out how you can play a part in giving back and supporting those less fortunate.

Mon 7th June

17:00 - 17:30 BST

Virtual Community Initiative

THEME:

Networking

Join us as we share The Women in Tech World Series Online Festival's community initiative to ...

Join us as we share The Women in Tech World Series Online Festival's community initiative to find out how you can play a part in giving back and supporting those less fortunate.

 

Mon 7th June

17:30 - 18:00 BST

THEME:

Networking

Top Tips to Live Presenting (For Live Speakers at the Festival Only)

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

At a virtual conference you need to work extra hard to grab, and keep, your audience’s ...

At a virtual conference you need to work extra hard to grab, and keep, your audience’s attention. In this session we share top tips as you prepare to go ‘Live’. This last minute preparation will ensure you are feeling excited and ‘stage ready’ – bring it on!

Networking

Advanced Tech

Mon 7th June

17:30 - 18:00 BST

Top Tips to Live Presenting (For Live Speakers at the Festival Only)

THEME:

Networking

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

At a virtual conference you need to work extra hard to grab, and keep, your audience’s ...

At a virtual conference you need to work extra hard to grab, and keep, your audience’s attention. In this session we share top tips as you prepare to go ‘Live’. This last minute preparation will ensure you are feeling excited and ‘stage ready’ – bring it on!

Networking

Advanced Tech

Networking

Advanced Tech

 

Mon 7th June

19:00 - 19:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

Ask-Me-Anything - Director of Software Engineering

Divya Smith

Senior Director of Technology @ Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Software Engineering

Mon 7th June

19:00 - 19:30 BST

Ask-Me-Anything - Director of Software Engineering

THEME:

Networking

Divya Smith

Senior Director of Technology @ Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a ...

Hear from industry leaders in their field of tech as they share their career journey in a 10-minute quick-fire presentation. We will then open the floor to a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

Networking

Software Engineering

Networking

Software Engineering

 

Mon 7th June

19:30 - 20:00 BST

THEME:

Networking

The New Way of Networking

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, ...

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, firmly believes we can. In this session Kelly shares her fresh take on networking and the ways you can adapt for a future of more virtual, fewer in-person IRL interactions - and not lose out on the opportunity to forge meaningful, lasting connections in virtual settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why a new approach to this necessary skill is critical after the events of 2020
  • Provide a new definition for networking (which will change how you approach networking online and off)
  • Outlines the opportunities to be unlocked by embracing a network-building mindset on social networking platforms
  • Shares why showing up every day is your most valuable networking skill (and ways to do that without being a braggart, bore or pest)
  • Discusses the biggest networking mistake you’re making (it’s not what you think it is)

Networking

Soft Skills

Mon 7th June

19:30 - 20:00 BST

The New Way of Networking

THEME:

Networking

Kelly Hoey

Community Builder @ Build Your Dream Network

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, ...

Can you build a powerful, dream network in a virtual world? Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, firmly believes we can. In this session Kelly shares her fresh take on networking and the ways you can adapt for a future of more virtual, fewer in-person IRL interactions - and not lose out on the opportunity to forge meaningful, lasting connections in virtual settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why a new approach to this necessary skill is critical after the events of 2020
  • Provide a new definition for networking (which will change how you approach networking online and off)
  • Outlines the opportunities to be unlocked by embracing a network-building mindset on social networking platforms
  • Shares why showing up every day is your most valuable networking skill (and ways to do that without being a braggart, bore or pest)
  • Discusses the biggest networking mistake you’re making (it’s not what you think it is)

Networking

Soft Skills

Networking

Soft Skills

 

Mon 7th June

20:00 - 20:30 BST

THEME:

Networking

Digital Campfire Sessions

Gina Osborn

Former Special Agent @ FBI, Host, Lead Like a Lady Podcast

Alexandra Gibbs

VP, Products & Services @ Night Market

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide ...

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in peer to peer discussion on pressing issues within the industry. """"""""

  • Session 6: The Changing Role of Product Managers

Facilitator: Alexandra Gibbs, VP, Products & Services, Night Market 

  • Session 7: Managing Microagressions in The Workplace
  • Session 8: Leading Male Dominated Teams

Facilitator: Gina Osborn, Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Networking

Future of Work

Mon 7th June

20:00 - 20:30 BST

Digital Campfire Sessions

THEME:

Networking

Gina Osborn

Former Special Agent @ FBI, Host, Lead Like a Lady Podcast

Alexandra Gibbs

VP, Products & Services @ Night Market

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide ...

The digital campfire sessions will provide a safe space for critical discussions, that provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in peer to peer discussion on pressing issues within the industry. """"""""

  • Session 6: The Changing Role of Product Managers

Facilitator: Alexandra Gibbs, VP, Products & Services, Night Market 

  • Session 7: Managing Microagressions in The Workplace
  • Session 8: Leading Male Dominated Teams

Facilitator: Gina Osborn, Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Networking

Future of Work

Networking

Future of Work

 

Tue 8th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

THEME:

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Live Workout Session: War On The Core

Lazuria Zaphet

This is midsection MAYHEM. A fit fest of training for abs like ice slabs. Designed to get your ...

This is midsection MAYHEM. A fit fest of training for abs like ice slabs. Designed to get your stomach into battle mode. A strong core stabilizes the body so you can move like you want to.

Tue 8th June

09:00 - 09:30 BST

Live Workout Session: War On The Core

THEME:

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Lazuria Zaphet

This is midsection MAYHEM. A fit fest of training for abs like ice slabs. Designed to get your ...

This is midsection MAYHEM. A fit fest of training for abs like ice slabs. Designed to get your stomach into battle mode. A strong core stabilizes the body so you can move like you want to.

 

Tue 8th June

09:30 - 11:00 BST

THEME:

Keynotes

Keynote Sessions Details Coming Soon

Tue 8th June

09:30 - 11:00 BST

Keynote Sessions Details Coming Soon

THEME:

Keynotes

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

THEME:

Tech Talks

Sustainable Digital Futures – From Research to Product

Cathy Mulligan

Honorary Senior Researcher @ UCL

The world faces some critical challenges going forward in terms of creating a sustainable ...

The world faces some critical challenges going forward in terms of creating a sustainable future. Digital technologies have a critical role to play in balancing the economic, social and environmental impacts of human life. Various prototypes and digital visions exist that illustrate the potential of digital technologies to help with these issues – but these often remain just that – research ideas, prototypes or worse powerpoint slides. How do we build real-world, large-scale impact based on these concepts? Creating sustainable impact often requires difficult discussions and creating balance between multiple stakeholders.

This talk focuses on two of the newer technologies – blockchain and data and illustrates their role in creating a sustainable future. Building on work that has helped spin out over £40-million of start-ups it also illustrates how to move ideas from research / prototype into genuine real-world products.

Key Takeaways:

  • How data and digital technologies are now challenging the way in which we structure our economy in order to build a sustainable future
  • How to think about social, economic and environmental aspects of digital technologies– and how these three are often interlinked
  • How to catalyse real-world change from your ideas/research

Target Audience: Technical audience or those interested in the economic / ethical impacts of data or alternative economic models of technology management

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

Sustainable Digital Futures – From Research to Product

THEME:

Tech Talks

Cathy Mulligan

Honorary Senior Researcher @ UCL

The world faces some critical challenges going forward in terms of creating a sustainable ...

The world faces some critical challenges going forward in terms of creating a sustainable future. Digital technologies have a critical role to play in balancing the economic, social and environmental impacts of human life. Various prototypes and digital visions exist that illustrate the potential of digital technologies to help with these issues – but these often remain just that – research ideas, prototypes or worse powerpoint slides. How do we build real-world, large-scale impact based on these concepts? Creating sustainable impact often requires difficult discussions and creating balance between multiple stakeholders.

This talk focuses on two of the newer technologies – blockchain and data and illustrates their role in creating a sustainable future. Building on work that has helped spin out over £40-million of start-ups it also illustrates how to move ideas from research / prototype into genuine real-world products.

Key Takeaways:

  • How data and digital technologies are now challenging the way in which we structure our economy in order to build a sustainable future
  • How to think about social, economic and environmental aspects of digital technologies– and how these three are often interlinked
  • How to catalyse real-world change from your ideas/research

Target Audience: Technical audience or those interested in the economic / ethical impacts of data or alternative economic models of technology management

 

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

THEME:

New Ways of Workflow

What Happens After Lockdown? Preparing For a Hybrid Working Model Post Covid-19

Eugenia Planas

Head of Digital Services @ Bank of England

Covid-19 accelerated tenfold the Bank of England’s adoption of collaboration technologies, ...

Covid-19 accelerated tenfold the Bank of England’s adoption of collaboration technologies, remote working practices and our focus on virtual team productivity. In the space of a few weeks, we transformed our ways of working and strengthened our technology to enable our workforce (5,500+ strong) to effectively operate even our most mission critical systems from home. As for so many organisations, this change has had a profound impact on the way the Bank interacts and collaborates today. In this session we will explore the key elements that made this a successful transition, and discuss the longer term implications for us as an institution, placing our people’s needs at the centre of a digital evolution.

Key Takeaways:

  • Explore the main challenges for organisations in fully embracing a remote working culture; and how to tackle them.
  • Understand the benefits of hybrid working models and how to strike the right balance of in-person and digital collaboration.  
  • Making the change stick: how to plan the next stage of digital transformation with your people at the centre.

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

FinTech

Post-Pandemic Strategies

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

What Happens After Lockdown? Preparing For a Hybrid Working Model Post Covid-19

THEME:

New Ways of Workflow

Eugenia Planas

Head of Digital Services @ Bank of England

Covid-19 accelerated tenfold the Bank of England’s adoption of collaboration technologies, ...

Covid-19 accelerated tenfold the Bank of England’s adoption of collaboration technologies, remote working practices and our focus on virtual team productivity. In the space of a few weeks, we transformed our ways of working and strengthened our technology to enable our workforce (5,500+ strong) to effectively operate even our most mission critical systems from home. As for so many organisations, this change has had a profound impact on the way the Bank interacts and collaborates today. In this session we will explore the key elements that made this a successful transition, and discuss the longer term implications for us as an institution, placing our people’s needs at the centre of a digital evolution.

Key Takeaways:

  • Explore the main challenges for organisations in fully embracing a remote working culture; and how to tackle them.
  • Understand the benefits of hybrid working models and how to strike the right balance of in-person and digital collaboration.  
  • Making the change stick: how to plan the next stage of digital transformation with your people at the centre.

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

FinTech

Post-Pandemic Strategies

Digital Transformation

Future of Work

FinTech

Post-Pandemic Strategies

 

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

THEME:

Equality + Equity

Intersectionality Is a Superpower

Maya Prentis

Management Consultant @ Capgemini Invent

The world we live in is becoming increasingly interlinked. The conversation on diversity and ...

The world we live in is becoming increasingly interlinked. The conversation on diversity and equality is often separated and dealt with individually, focusing on either race, gender, class, sexuality, disability distinctly but not a combination. However, discrimination and oppression are not siloed. This talk delves into how an individual’s social identity can overlap, creating compounding experiences of discrimination. Introducing the concept of intersectionality. A strive in the right direction by representing one group of people as equals will fail to achieve equality for all. The work towards creating a diverse workplace and a better society must be intersectional and considerate of all the different aspects of social categorisations.

Key Takeaways:

  • An introduction to the concept of intersectionality
  • Understanding the impact of intersectionality on discrimination
  • Why Intersectionality should be viewed as a superpower
  • Why & how we (individuals and organisations) should champion intersectionality

Race & Ethnicity

LGBTQIA+

D&I

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

Intersectionality Is a Superpower

THEME:

Equality + Equity

Maya Prentis

Management Consultant @ Capgemini Invent

The world we live in is becoming increasingly interlinked. The conversation on diversity and ...

The world we live in is becoming increasingly interlinked. The conversation on diversity and equality is often separated and dealt with individually, focusing on either race, gender, class, sexuality, disability distinctly but not a combination. However, discrimination and oppression are not siloed. This talk delves into how an individual’s social identity can overlap, creating compounding experiences of discrimination. Introducing the concept of intersectionality. A strive in the right direction by representing one group of people as equals will fail to achieve equality for all. The work towards creating a diverse workplace and a better society must be intersectional and considerate of all the different aspects of social categorisations.

Key Takeaways:

  • An introduction to the concept of intersectionality
  • Understanding the impact of intersectionality on discrimination
  • Why Intersectionality should be viewed as a superpower
  • Why & how we (individuals and organisations) should champion intersectionality

Race & Ethnicity

LGBTQIA+

D&I

Race & Ethnicity

LGBTQIA+

D&I

 

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

THEME:

Power Skills

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 a conflict requires compromise
  • How to alternate your approach depending on the type of stakeholder, issue, and personality

Tue 8th June

11:30 - 11:50 BST

Perfecting Your Approach to Conflict Resolution

THEME:

Power Skills

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 a conflict requires compromise
  • How to alternate your approach depending on the type of stakeholder, issue, and personality
 

Tue 8th June

12:00 - 12:20 BST

THEME:

Tech Talks

Can Technology Save Us?

Dr. Fatima Semnani

Ventures CTIO @ BT Enterprise

With rapid technology development we are creating and shaping a new future and an opportunity to ...

With rapid technology development we are creating and shaping a new future and an opportunity to improve and augment peoples day to day lives. This session will explore the need to maximise the benefits of digitalization and create an inclusive, sustainable economy and society with humanity at its heart. How can technology take the lead on embedding human centric design, driving sustainability and utilise data and behavioural data to power and influence the direction of the industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Technology is part of that future and it is important as a society to build constructive views and knowledge, how we understand our responsibility to participate into shaping our future
  • Understand how technology can be used to address major issues of our times, climate change, equality, security etc.
  • How you can build trusted partnerships based on moral ethics and pave the way forward for technology evolution

Emerging Tech

Digital Transformation

Tue 8th June

12:00 - 12:20 BST

Can Technology Save Us?

THEME:

Tech Talks

Dr. Fatima Semnani

Ventures CTIO @ BT Enterprise

With rapid technology development we are creating and shaping a new future and an opportunity to ...

With rapid technology development we are creating and shaping a new future and an opportunity to improve and augment peoples day to day lives. This session will explore the need to maximise the benefits of digitalization and create an inclusive, sustainable economy and society with humanity at its heart. How can technology take the lead on embedding human centric design, driving sustainability and utilise data and behavioural data to power and influence the direction of the industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Technology is part of that future and it is important as a society to build constructive views and knowledge, how we understand our responsibility to participate into shaping our future
  • Understand how technology can be used to address major issues of our times, climate change, equality, security etc.
  • How you can build trusted partnerships based on moral ethics and pave the way forward for technology evolution

Emerging Tech

Digital Transformation

Emerging Tech

Digital Transformation

 

Tue 8th June

12:00 - 12:20 BST

THEME:

New Ways of Workflow

When Collecting More and More Data Points, How do you Build Customer Confidence?

Debbie Evans

Global Group Data Protection Officer @ Rentokil-Initial

Debbie will focus on the importance of building privacy by design considerations into data ...

Debbie will focus on the importance of building privacy by design considerations into data points and the need for transparency as a means to inspire customer confidence. Guidance will be given on internal controls and getting the communication balance right.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the key design considerations
  • How to implement internal controls
  • When is the communications balance right

Data

Tue 8th June

12:00 - 12:20 BST

When Collecting More and More Data Points, How do you Build Customer Confidence?

THEME:

New Ways of Workflow

Debbie Evans

Global Group Data Protection Officer @ Rentokil-Initial

Debbie will focus on the importance of building privacy by design considerations into data ...

Debbie will focus on the importance of building privacy by design considerations into data points and the need for transparency as a means to inspire customer confidence. Guidance will be given on internal controls and getting the communication balance right.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the key design considerations
  • How to implement internal controls
  • When is the communications balance right

Data

Data

 

Tue 8th June

12:00 - 12:20 BST

THEME:

Power Skills

Bridging The Remote Leadership Gap

Joanne Perold

Remote Agile Coach @ eyeo

Socotra Williams

Agile Coach @ Mama Money

In 2020 there was a significant uptake in remote working; as leaders, we need to adapt our way ...

In 2020 there was a significant uptake in remote working; as leaders, we need to adapt our way of leading in a remote space. The difference between physical and remote is vast, and we realise we can’t just apply the same practices that we used to. The temptation is often to have a tools conversation and to look to tools for answers. In reality, we need to start elsewhere and look to our needs and values before we get to tools. This talk will explore the differences between what we used to do and what we need to think about from a remote perspective. We will share some stories from our own experiences and a model we use to bridge the gap between the theory and our realities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain new perspectives on remote collaboration challenges you are currently facing
  • Learn a model that shows new possibilities and options for problem solving
  • Learn practical ways to improve your remote collaboration as a leader

Tue 8th June

12:00 - 12:20 BST

Bridging The Remote Leadership Gap

THEME:

Power Skills

Joanne Perold

Remote Agile Coach @ eyeo

Socotra Williams

Agile Coach @ Mama Money

In 2020 there was a significant uptake in remote working; as leaders, we need to adapt our way ...

In 2020 there was a significant uptake in remote working; as leaders, we need to adapt our way of leading in a remote space. The difference between physical and remote is vast, and we realise we can’t just apply the same practices that we used to. The temptation is often to have a tools conversation and to look to tools for answers. In reality, we need to start elsewhere and look to our needs and values before we get to tools. This talk will explore the differences between what we used to do and what we need to think about from a remote perspective. We will share some stories from our own experiences and a model we use to bridge the gap between the theory and our realities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain new perspectives on remote collaboration challenges you are currently facing
  • Learn a model that shows new possibilities and options for problem solving
  • Learn practical ways to improve your remote collaboration as a leader
 

Tue 8th June

12:30 - 12:50 BST

THEME:

Tech Talks

Architecture and Design In The Time Of Agile