Agenda

The online festival is a global event so the agenda has been curated to ensure that you'll have the same incredible experience wherever you are in the world. All sessions will be available on-demand post-broadcast, except for Michelle Obamas Keynote conversation, and all networking sessions are repeated to give you the opportunity to network at a time that suits you.

Sessions tagged Premium are accessible only for premium ticket holders.

Time Zone

Local:
London

Event:
London

Time Range

Tracks

Topics

09

Duration:

30

Keynote Sessions Details Coming Soon

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Founder & CEO @ Bumble

11 June

Women in Tech Leadership

09

Duration:

30

Keynote Sessions Details Coming Soon

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Founder & CEO @ Bumble

11 June

Women in Tech Leadership

09

Duration:

30

Workshop: Remote Collaboration Chasm

Kirsten Clacey

Facilitator Coach @ Automattic

Jay-Allen Morris

Remote Team Coach @ eyeo

Kaluhi Anzigale

Remote Agile Coach @ eyeo

11 June

Future of Work

Post-Pandemic Strategies

Premium Ticket Holders Only

There’s been an influx of remote working best practices and tools in the last year, but are we really examining what it takes to bridge the gap between what we need and what we know? In this workshop we'll pause to explore current challenges faced in enabling impactful remote collaboration and how we bridge the gap between the theory and our realities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand some of the impediments to remote collaboration
  • Learn a new model to navigate problems
  • Gain new perspectives on a remote collaboration challenge you currently face

Workshop Activities:

  • Participants will be guided through a process of building their own, unique remote collaboration strategy using a framework template which will be taught at the start. Participants will begin this work on their own and then work in pairs to test and refine their strategies, gaining both practical solutions and a problem solving framework to better navigate remote work in the future.

09

Duration:

30

Workshop: Remote Collaboration Chasm

Kirsten Clacey

Facilitator Coach @ Automattic

Jay-Allen Morris

Remote Team Coach @ eyeo

Kaluhi Anzigale

Remote Agile Coach @ eyeo

11 June

Future of Work

Post-Pandemic Strategies

Premium Ticket Holders Only

There’s been an influx of remote working best practices and tools in the last year, but are we really examining what it takes to bridge the gap between what we need and what we know? In this workshop we'll pause to explore current challenges faced in enabling impactful remote collaboration and how we bridge the gap between the theory and our realities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand some of the impediments to remote collaboration
  • Learn a new model to navigate problems
  • Gain new perspectives on a remote collaboration challenge you currently face

Workshop Activities:

  • Participants will be guided through a process of building their own, unique remote collaboration strategy using a framework template which will be taught at the start. Participants will begin this work on their own and then work in pairs to test and refine their strategies, gaining both practical solutions and a problem solving framework to better navigate remote work in the future.
 

09

Duration:

30

MASTERCLASS: Sustainable Energy 101– Living Sustainability Today

Joanne Thurlow

Head of IT @ Siemens Energy

11 June

Climate change. Global warming. Renewable energy. Net Zero. Decarbonization. Digitalization. Globalization. Urbanization. These are all changing our world as we know it today. Every day there are new headlines warning of the need to make urgent changes. Yet, at the same time, we expect a 50+% demand increase in global electricity generation by 2040, even while 770+ million people are living without access to electricity today. How can we, as a society, meet the growing demand for electricity while protecting our climate and natural world? Clearly urgent changes are needed to ensure our future world, but how to realistically get there is a multi-faceted challenge. Technology is the key to creating a successful transformation path. By leveraging the technologies of today and tomorrow, we can begin the transition to more sustainable, renewable and climate friendly energy sources.

Key Takeaways:

  • An introduction to the energy market and drivers
  • The challenges of moving from the energy production models of today to that of tomorrow
  • The top technologies that are – and will - make a difference
  • Insight into the top 10 priorities for a successful energy transformation pathway

09

Duration:

30

MASTERCLASS: Sustainable Energy 101– Living Sustainability Today

Joanne Thurlow

Head of IT @ Siemens Energy

11 June

Climate change. Global warming. Renewable energy. Net Zero. Decarbonization. Digitalization. Globalization. Urbanization. These are all changing our world as we know it today. Every day there are new headlines warning of the need to make urgent changes. Yet, at the same time, we expect a 50+% demand increase in global electricity generation by 2040, even while 770+ million people are living without access to electricity today. How can we, as a society, meet the growing demand for electricity while protecting our climate and natural world? Clearly urgent changes are needed to ensure our future world, but how to realistically get there is a multi-faceted challenge. Technology is the key to creating a successful transformation path. By leveraging the technologies of today and tomorrow, we can begin the transition to more sustainable, renewable and climate friendly energy sources.

Key Takeaways:

  • An introduction to the energy market and drivers
  • The challenges of moving from the energy production models of today to that of tomorrow
  • The top technologies that are – and will - make a difference
  • Insight into the top 10 priorities for a successful energy transformation pathway
 

10

Duration:

30

Workshop: Are you agile, or Agile?

Charlie Beeson

Deputy Chief of Staff, Infrastructure @ Man Group Technology

Anna Nagle

Project Manager @ Man Group Technology

11 June

There are endless project management methodologies, competing evangelists of various tooling and concepts, and a lack of appreciation for the uniqueness of the contexts in which we all operate. Agile Project Management is the current standard in software development; but what broader considerations are also necessary to maximize the efficiency of your technical delivery? We promote an agile interpretation of the Agile Manifesto – with your own personal context as the driving force for delivery management! This is a crash course in the tools, best practices, ideologies, and lived experiences of two technical delivery practitioners. We deliver content in "rapid fire", to ensure the audience is aware of the options available, but most of all walk away with a basic understanding of what a technical project manager should be thinking about, and the toolkit available for them to apply in a way they see fit.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Project Management, and what isn't it?
  • Initiation - setting the stage for optimal delivery
  • Ownership - wearing many hats and nailing down responsibilities
  • Planning - how long is a piece of string & what's the critical path
  • Engagement - strategies for keeping your stakeholders happy
  • Done done - navigating the final hurdles to success

Workshop Activities:

  • Live retrospective - share & learn from the attendee hive mind. Approach: The audience are asked to share and learn from collective past experiences as we work through our content. We'll use menti.com for the audience to publicly, but anonymously, share what has gone well, or what has gone less well, in their careers as related to each topic we cover.
  • Estimation challenge - how heavy is an elephant? Approach: the audience will be asked to submit estimates to amusing questions using the conference's built in Q&A panel. We learn through practice that relative estimation is always the best approach.

10

Duration:

30

Workshop: Are you agile, or Agile?

Charlie Beeson

Deputy Chief of Staff, Infrastructure @ Man Group Technology

Anna Nagle

Project Manager @ Man Group Technology

11 June

There are endless project management methodologies, competing evangelists of various tooling and concepts, and a lack of appreciation for the uniqueness of the contexts in which we all operate. Agile Project Management is the current standard in software development; but what broader considerations are also necessary to maximize the efficiency of your technical delivery? We promote an agile interpretation of the Agile Manifesto – with your own personal context as the driving force for delivery management! This is a crash course in the tools, best practices, ideologies, and lived experiences of two technical delivery practitioners. We deliver content in "rapid fire", to ensure the audience is aware of the options available, but most of all walk away with a basic understanding of what a technical project manager should be thinking about, and the toolkit available for them to apply in a way they see fit.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Project Management, and what isn't it?
  • Initiation - setting the stage for optimal delivery
  • Ownership - wearing many hats and nailing down responsibilities
  • Planning - how long is a piece of string & what's the critical path
  • Engagement - strategies for keeping your stakeholders happy
  • Done done - navigating the final hurdles to success

Workshop Activities:

  • Live retrospective - share & learn from the attendee hive mind. Approach: The audience are asked to share and learn from collective past experiences as we work through our content. We'll use menti.com for the audience to publicly, but anonymously, share what has gone well, or what has gone less well, in their careers as related to each topic we cover.
  • Estimation challenge - how heavy is an elephant? Approach: the audience will be asked to submit estimates to amusing questions using the conference's built in Q&A panel. We learn through practice that relative estimation is always the best approach.
 

10

Duration:

30

Workshop: How to Kickstart a Career in Cyber

Saba Mohammed

Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Team @ JPMorgan Chase & Co

11 June

Some or Non-technical background? No worries, Saba will share with you some tips on how to get into cybersecurity.

Key Takeaways:

  • An insight into the current cybersecurity field
  • Skills needed to enter the field
  • Lesson learned from Saba’s Journey to Cybersecurity
  • Why we need women in Cybersecurity
  • What will you gain from joining the field of Cybersecurity?
  • Non- tech roles available within Cybersecurity

Targeted Audience: All women, regardless of age or background

10

Duration:

30

Workshop: How to Kickstart a Career in Cyber

Saba Mohammed

Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Team @ JPMorgan Chase & Co

11 June

Some or Non-technical background? No worries, Saba will share with you some tips on how to get into cybersecurity.

Key Takeaways:

  • An insight into the current cybersecurity field
  • Skills needed to enter the field
  • Lesson learned from Saba’s Journey to Cybersecurity
  • Why we need women in Cybersecurity
  • What will you gain from joining the field of Cybersecurity?
  • Non- tech roles available within Cybersecurity

Targeted Audience: All women, regardless of age or background

 

10

Duration:

30

Interview Details Coming Soon

Kerry Edwards

Strategy & Product Director @ Capita

Aimie Chapple

Executive Officer @ Capita Experience

11 June

10

Duration:

30

Interview Details Coming Soon

Kerry Edwards

Strategy & Product Director @ Capita

Aimie Chapple

Executive Officer @ Capita Experience

11 June

11

Duration:

30

Red Hat or Blue Hat? A Demonstration in Cyber-Attack Methods to Increase Security

Nebu Varghese

Manager, EY UK&I Cyber @ EY

Megha Bawa

Cyber Security Consultant @ EY

Lopa Ghosh

UKI Cybersecruity Competency Leader @ EY

Rafah Mohamed

Cyber Security Consultant @ EY

11 June

11

Duration:

30

Red Hat or Blue Hat? A Demonstration in Cyber-Attack Methods to Increase Security

Nebu Varghese

Manager, EY UK&I Cyber @ EY

Megha Bawa

Cyber Security Consultant @ EY

Lopa Ghosh

UKI Cybersecruity Competency Leader @ EY

Rafah Mohamed

Cyber Security Consultant @ EY

11 June

11

Duration:

30

Workshop: 6 Steps For a People-Centric Performance Conversation

Anna Rasmussen

Founder & CEO @ OpenBlend

11 June

Business Strategy

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Work/life balance is an out-of-date concept. Today, people are motivated by their work/life blend: a mix of personal and professional drivers that enable them to achieve. Placing an employee’s needs at the heart of performance management is vital to driving productivity in today’s remote and hybrid workforce. So, knowing how to structure performance conversations is key to making ‘people-centric’ work for your team – and your business.

Key Takeaways:

In this session, you will learn 6 steps to having a people-centric management conversation including:

  • Step through exercise to help you identify individual drivers
  • Framework to create structure and accountability from every performance conversation
  • Example coaching questions and tips

11

Duration:

30

Workshop: 6 Steps For a People-Centric Performance Conversation

Anna Rasmussen

Founder & CEO @ OpenBlend

11 June

Business Strategy

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Work/life balance is an out-of-date concept. Today, people are motivated by their work/life blend: a mix of personal and professional drivers that enable them to achieve. Placing an employee’s needs at the heart of performance management is vital to driving productivity in today’s remote and hybrid workforce. So, knowing how to structure performance conversations is key to making ‘people-centric’ work for your team – and your business.

Key Takeaways:

In this session, you will learn 6 steps to having a people-centric management conversation including:

  • Step through exercise to help you identify individual drivers
  • Framework to create structure and accountability from every performance conversation
  • Example coaching questions and tips
 

12

Duration:

30

Workshop: Forget About The Pay Gap - Start Negotiating

Angela Huser

Change Manager and Business Coach @ Angela Huser

11 June

Soft Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

We know well the pay gap exists, but simply knowing about it won't bring about change. So let's start negotiating! Salary negotiations are an advanced game. Why? Asking for more money is often a direct reflection of how willing you are to get uncomfortable and how much you think you're worth. The energy and attitude you bring to the table are equally important to knowing what increase amount you can ask for and how. This is a hands-on invitation to look at your 50% stake in the negotiation, the parameters you can control - preparation, behaviour and timing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know how to prepare for a salary negotiation - facts and mindset
  • Learn to challenge your self-worth
  • Find the right timing to ask for a raise
  • Leave with a new behavioural baseline to enter any negotiation

12

Duration:

30

Workshop: Forget About The Pay Gap - Start Negotiating

Angela Huser

Change Manager and Business Coach @ Angela Huser

11 June

Soft Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

We know well the pay gap exists, but simply knowing about it won't bring about change. So let's start negotiating! Salary negotiations are an advanced game. Why? Asking for more money is often a direct reflection of how willing you are to get uncomfortable and how much you think you're worth. The energy and attitude you bring to the table are equally important to knowing what increase amount you can ask for and how. This is a hands-on invitation to look at your 50% stake in the negotiation, the parameters you can control - preparation, behaviour and timing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know how to prepare for a salary negotiation - facts and mindset
  • Learn to challenge your self-worth
  • Find the right timing to ask for a raise
  • Leave with a new behavioural baseline to enter any negotiation
 

12

Duration:

30

Workshop: Neurodiversity in the Workplace – Fostering a Truly Inclusive Workforce

Lara Martini

Non-Executive Director @ Data and Marketing Association

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

It is estimated that UK about one person in ten is neurodiverse – meaning they process information differently. Neurodivergence includes the likes of Attention Deficit Disorders, autism and dyslexia. According to the Equality Act 2010, companies are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for people with disabilities – the area that neurodiversity falls into. However, while the broader debate about inclusion and diversity has taken the headlines, attention for cognitive diversity has mostly remained limited, and presents an untapped opportunity for both companies and society. In this informative and practical session, we will look at the strengths and skills associated with neurodevelopmental conditions such as dyslexia, autism, or ADHD, and how companies can benefit from including such talent within their teams. We’ll explore ways to adjust hiring practices so as to prevent filtering out neurodiverse candidates and, crucially, at the value that they can bring to companies willing to create a genuinely diverse workforce.

Key Takeaways

  • The benefits of including neurodiverse talent in your team
  • How recruiting practices filter for neurodiversity, and how to adjust for better inclusiveness
  • Specific examples: dyslexia and autism in the workplace
  • Neurodiversity as an opportunity : the social and economic benefits of inclusion

Intended audience

  • Business leaders HR and recruitment directors First line managers Inclusion and equality champions

12

Duration:

30

Workshop: Neurodiversity in the Workplace – Fostering a Truly Inclusive Workforce

Lara Martini

Non-Executive Director @ Data and Marketing Association

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

D&I

It is estimated that UK about one person in ten is neurodiverse – meaning they process information differently. Neurodivergence includes the likes of Attention Deficit Disorders, autism and dyslexia. According to the Equality Act 2010, companies are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for people with disabilities – the area that neurodiversity falls into. However, while the broader debate about inclusion and diversity has taken the headlines, attention for cognitive diversity has mostly remained limited, and presents an untapped opportunity for both companies and society. In this informative and practical session, we will look at the strengths and skills associated with neurodevelopmental conditions such as dyslexia, autism, or ADHD, and how companies can benefit from including such talent within their teams. We’ll explore ways to adjust hiring practices so as to prevent filtering out neurodiverse candidates and, crucially, at the value that they can bring to companies willing to create a genuinely diverse workforce.

Key Takeaways

  • The benefits of including neurodiverse talent in your team
  • How recruiting practices filter for neurodiversity, and how to adjust for better inclusiveness
  • Specific examples: dyslexia and autism in the workplace
  • Neurodiversity as an opportunity : the social and economic benefits of inclusion

Intended audience

  • Business leaders HR and recruitment directors First line managers Inclusion and equality champions
 

12

Duration:

30

Masterclass: BigQuery is Not a Data Strategy

Sarah Usher

Senior Backend & Data Engineer @ Snyk

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Data

We have been living in a Big Data world for a few years now, with data becoming more varied, accessible and faster. Tools like BigQuery have allowed companies to store and access vast amounts of data quickly. But these tools often become a data dumping-ground. Unprocessed data, unfiltered access and lack of structure lead to folks running lots of costly queries and having to repeatedly clean and prep their own data. They may not even trust the data because the quality is so poor. Building an effective Data Strategy involves going beyond tools of great speed and quantity. Instead, it promotes data quality, consistency and security philosophy across the company (and hence all of it's practices and tools). It can help fulfill the promise of timely, cost effective insights and even recover sanity. But what if you don’t have one at all? Well, just like learning new things, it’s never too late to start!

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what a Data Strategy is, from high-level to technical implementation
  • Organisational symptoms to identify an ineffective strategy
  • How to move from Data Chaos to Data Clarity

Intended Audience: Engineers and Analysts

12

Duration:

30

Masterclass: BigQuery is Not a Data Strategy

Sarah Usher

Senior Backend & Data Engineer @ Snyk

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Data

We have been living in a Big Data world for a few years now, with data becoming more varied, accessible and faster. Tools like BigQuery have allowed companies to store and access vast amounts of data quickly. But these tools often become a data dumping-ground. Unprocessed data, unfiltered access and lack of structure lead to folks running lots of costly queries and having to repeatedly clean and prep their own data. They may not even trust the data because the quality is so poor. Building an effective Data Strategy involves going beyond tools of great speed and quantity. Instead, it promotes data quality, consistency and security philosophy across the company (and hence all of it's practices and tools). It can help fulfill the promise of timely, cost effective insights and even recover sanity. But what if you don’t have one at all? Well, just like learning new things, it’s never too late to start!

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what a Data Strategy is, from high-level to technical implementation
  • Organisational symptoms to identify an ineffective strategy
  • How to move from Data Chaos to Data Clarity

Intended Audience: Engineers and Analysts

 

13

Duration:

30

Workshop: Let’s Talk Tech to Business Leaders - How to Pitch a Technical Concept or Idea With a Proven Model

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Soft Skills

Let’s talk Tech is a game-changer! If you are a mid- or senior-level manager required to get approval or funding from decision makers, this is the workshop for you.  Too often brilliant technical and scientific minds fail to get their ideas past the decision makers in their organisation because business leaders don’t understand the benefit. In this workshop you will discover the secrets of speaking to the top of any organization. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the mindset of business leaders
  • 4 key elements to include in the first 2-minutes of your talk
  • A proven model that ensures the business listens

Target Audience:

  • Mid-Senior Managers Workshop Activities: Create a clear plan of action to ensure your business leaders listen to your next pitch. 

13

Duration:

30

Workshop: Let’s Talk Tech to Business Leaders - How to Pitch a Technical Concept or Idea With a Proven Model

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Soft Skills

Let’s talk Tech is a game-changer! If you are a mid- or senior-level manager required to get approval or funding from decision makers, this is the workshop for you.  Too often brilliant technical and scientific minds fail to get their ideas past the decision makers in their organisation because business leaders don’t understand the benefit. In this workshop you will discover the secrets of speaking to the top of any organization. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the mindset of business leaders
  • 4 key elements to include in the first 2-minutes of your talk
  • A proven model that ensures the business listens

Target Audience:

  • Mid-Senior Managers Workshop Activities: Create a clear plan of action to ensure your business leaders listen to your next pitch. 
 

13

Duration:

30

Masterclass: Learning to Thrive: How to Take Control of Your Career

Natalie Louw

Product Designer @ ev.energy

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Future of Work

Learning what makes you thrive on your personal journey in tech is the key to taking control of your career. Whether you’ve lost your passion for your role, you’ve switched careers, or you’re a junior who is feeling unsure as to how to make an impact, it can be hard to know how to make the most of your situation. We often look to our managers in these situations, but we should also look to ourselves. Learn how to be your own best guide and take charge of your career path with a series of actionable tips and lightning workshops.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why knowing yourself is the key to being impactful at work
  • How to listen strategically and learn where hidden opportunities are
  • How to turn one-to-ones with your manager and with yourself into powerful tools for progression
  • Self-advocacy tools and tricks to help you make a business case for a promotion
  • How to seek growth, even when it’s painful, and why you should
  • How to focus on solvable problems and reframe your thinking for a rewarding and fulfilling career

Target Audience: Anyone interested in practical advice on progressing their career from a holistic standpoint.

13

Duration:

30

Masterclass: Learning to Thrive: How to Take Control of Your Career

Natalie Louw

Product Designer @ ev.energy

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Future of Work

Learning what makes you thrive on your personal journey in tech is the key to taking control of your career. Whether you’ve lost your passion for your role, you’ve switched careers, or you’re a junior who is feeling unsure as to how to make an impact, it can be hard to know how to make the most of your situation. We often look to our managers in these situations, but we should also look to ourselves. Learn how to be your own best guide and take charge of your career path with a series of actionable tips and lightning workshops.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why knowing yourself is the key to being impactful at work
  • How to listen strategically and learn where hidden opportunities are
  • How to turn one-to-ones with your manager and with yourself into powerful tools for progression
  • Self-advocacy tools and tricks to help you make a business case for a promotion
  • How to seek growth, even when it’s painful, and why you should
  • How to focus on solvable problems and reframe your thinking for a rewarding and fulfilling career

Target Audience: Anyone interested in practical advice on progressing their career from a holistic standpoint.

 

13

Duration:

30

Workshop: Your Career Clarity Compass

Leila Singh

Personal Brand Coach, Mentor and Speaker @ mi-brand

11 June

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Soft Skills

At some stage during your career, you may find yourself feeling stuck, wondering what is next, perhaps considering a promotion or a career change. With so many options, you may find yourself overwhelmed, which results in you taking no action...and nothing changes. In this workshop, we will explore your life purpose, where you want to be, and what lights you up, in turn giving you clarity on what steps you can take to move forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain clarity on where you are, where you want to be, and what you are compromising on, in your life and career
  • Discover why your strengths are not what they seem
  • Create your vision and set your intentions for the next 6 months

Intended audience: For career professionals at any stage in their career, who are seeking clarity on where they want to be, in both their life and career.

Pre-Work: Worksheets will be developed and required to complete to:

  • Identify the key aspects of your life (e.g. Career, Health, Finances, Family, Personal Relationship, Social Life, Personal Growth etc.) and career (e.g. exposure, decision making, leadership, autonomy, financial, growth, comfort and familiarity etc.), that are important to you
  • Identify the gaps, of where you are and where you want to be
  • Brainstorm your key strengths and development areas in the workplace

Workshop Activities: During the session you will leverage your pre-work to identify your priorities, the gaps to close to achieve your goals, so you can create a plan to move you forward.

13

Duration:

30

Workshop: Your Career Clarity Compass