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 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

10

Duration:

30

Join Me For A Meditation

Ria Ingleby

Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher @ Headspace

3 November

Skills

Do you feel like meditation isn’t for you? Or it IS for you, but you never have the time? Join Headspace Meditation Teacher, Ria Ingleby, for a brief introduction to the practice and how just 10 minutes of meditation per day can reduce stress, increase focus and improve resilience. Hear about the extraordinary impact meditation has had on Ria’s personal journey and finish off with a 10 minute meditation to help you make the most of the day.

10

Duration:

30

Join Me For A Meditation

Ria Ingleby

Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher @ Headspace

3 November

Skills

Do you feel like meditation isn’t for you? Or it IS for you, but you never have the time? Join Headspace Meditation Teacher, Ria Ingleby, for a brief introduction to the practice and how just 10 minutes of meditation per day can reduce stress, increase focus and improve resilience. Hear about the extraordinary impact meditation has had on Ria’s personal journey and finish off with a 10 minute meditation to help you make the most of the day.

 

10

Duration:

30

What's Keeping The COO Up At Night?

Bode Abifarin

Chief Operating Officer @ Flutterwave

3 November

Skills

The role of C-suite is changing to further embrace digital acceleration and steer organisations into the future. In these Q&A focussed sessions, we'll hear what's keeping industry leaders up at night, their priorities moving into 2022 ands then open the floor for questions.

10

Duration:

30

What's Keeping The COO Up At Night?

Bode Abifarin

Chief Operating Officer @ Flutterwave

3 November

Skills

The role of C-suite is changing to further embrace digital acceleration and steer organisations into the future. In these Q&A focussed sessions, we'll hear what's keeping industry leaders up at night, their priorities moving into 2022 ands then open the floor for questions.

 

11

Duration:

30

The Art of Storytelling in UX Design

Valentina Salvia

UX/UI Designer @ FLEX Design Center

3 November

Nowadays we are getting used to moving fast in our lives, and regretfully we tend to pay attention to what matters for a very few minutes. But what if we get passionate about the subject instead? What if we see an eye-catching story? It's really crucial to create a story around decisions and design processes. Especially in this ever-growing digital world.

So, if you are curious about what it means to storytelling within the UX design field, then this session is perfect for you. Join Valentina Salvia, UX/UI Designer @ Flex will host a session on how to leverage the art of storytelling when working with cross-functional teams as well as customers and suppliers, to make your design impactful and memorable.

Key takeaways include:-

  • Creating a clear structure of your presentation
  • Visualize and treat your story as a design project
  • How to communicate your vision

11

Duration:

30

The Art of Storytelling in UX Design

Valentina Salvia

UX/UI Designer @ FLEX Design Center

3 November

Nowadays we are getting used to moving fast in our lives, and regretfully we tend to pay attention to what matters for a very few minutes. But what if we get passionate about the subject instead? What if we see an eye-catching story? It's really crucial to create a story around decisions and design processes. Especially in this ever-growing digital world.

So, if you are curious about what it means to storytelling within the UX design field, then this session is perfect for you. Join Valentina Salvia, UX/UI Designer @ Flex will host a session on how to leverage the art of storytelling when working with cross-functional teams as well as customers and suppliers, to make your design impactful and memorable.

Key takeaways include:-

  • Creating a clear structure of your presentation
  • Visualize and treat your story as a design project
  • How to communicate your vision
 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic With Xena

Aoife Morrin

Principal Recruitment Consultant (DE&I) @ Xena

3 November

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise to be announced.

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic With Xena

Aoife Morrin

Principal Recruitment Consultant (DE&I) @ Xena

3 November

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise to be announced.

 

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic

3 November

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise to be announced.

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic

3 November

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise to be announced.

 

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic

3 November

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise to be announced.

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic

3 November

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise to be announced.

 

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic With Merissa Silk

Merissa Silk

Chief Product & Tech Officer @ Fundingport

3 November

Skills

Team

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise:

  • Product management

  • Remote team leadership and facilitation

  • New product development 

  • User experience research



 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic With Merissa Silk

Merissa Silk

Chief Product & Tech Officer @ Fundingport

3 November

Skills

Team

The Career Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

Each meeting will run for 10 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Booking slots open September 20th.

Each speaker will run 4 121 sessions within the hour.

Speaker expertise:

  • Product management

  • Remote team leadership and facilitation

  • New product development 

  • User experience research



 

 

13

Duration:

30

Behind The Brands

3 November

Skills

Team

Have you ever seen a job description and wondered what it’s like to work there, wanted to know more about their ESG targets or cultural DNA? Your next move needs to be the right move. These group sessions are an opportunity to take a peek behind the curtains and ask direct to the hiring managers.

13

Duration:

30

Behind The Brands

3 November

Skills

Team

Have you ever seen a job description and wondered what it’s like to work there, wanted to know more about their ESG targets or cultural DNA? Your next move needs to be the right move. These group sessions are an opportunity to take a peek behind the curtains and ask direct to the hiring managers.

 

13

Duration:

30

Women in Technology Speed Networking

13

Duration:

30

Women in Technology Speed Networking

13

Duration:

30

Virtual Meet Up - European Women in Technology

3 November

Team

Processes

This virtual meet up is a chance to introduce yourself, access career advice and meet others on a similar trajectory. This session is is for our European community, so if you're looking for your tribe, a mentor, or a mentee, join us and harness the power of your local network.

13

Duration:

30

Virtual Meet Up - European Women in Technology

3 November

Team

Processes

This virtual meet up is a chance to introduce yourself, access career advice and meet others on a similar trajectory. This session is is for our European community, so if you're looking for your tribe, a mentor, or a mentee, join us and harness the power of your local network.

 

14

Duration:

30

How To Stay Adaptable in Your Career

Miriam Sampson

Sr. IT Governance & Communications Manager @ IPG

3 November

Skills

Why you need to attend this session

You are looking for motivation to make changes, even though the past year has made you guarded when it comes to change. You forgot the importance of adapting and need to find your why again. You want to learn how to adapt and sustain adaptability throughout your career

Session Key takeaways:

  • The importance of continuously reflecting and identifying changes you need to make within your career
  • The importance of preparing yourself to do what is necessary, to make the changes required achieve your career goals
  • The importance of continuously adapting to ensure career success and longevity

Who is this session perfect for?

  • Those that need a bit of motivation as they re-enter the job market
  • Those looking for that extra spark, needed to take on this “new normal”, revitalizing their pre/post pandemic career goals
  • Those who want to learn and/or understand the importance of adaptability to your career success and longevity

14

Duration:

30

How To Stay Adaptable in Your Career

Miriam Sampson

Sr. IT Governance & Communications Manager @ IPG

3 November

Skills

Why you need to attend this session

You are looking for motivation to make changes, even though the past year has made you guarded when it comes to change. You forgot the importance of adapting and need to find your why again. You want to learn how to adapt and sustain adaptability throughout your career

Session Key takeaways:

  • The importance of continuously reflecting and identifying changes you need to make within your career
  • The importance of preparing yourself to do what is necessary, to make the changes required achieve your career goals
  • The importance of continuously adapting to ensure career success and longevity

Who is this session perfect for?

  • Those that need a bit of motivation as they re-enter the job market
  • Those looking for that extra spark, needed to take on this “new normal”, revitalizing their pre/post pandemic career goals
  • Those who want to learn and/or understand the importance of adaptability to your career success and longevity
 

14

Duration:

30

Virtual Meet Up - Senior Software Engineers

3 November

Team

Processes

This virtual meet up is a chance to discuss all things development. These sessions are lighted moderated but we encourage the conversation to be driven by you. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of the field, routes into the role, or even advice on what language you should build your services in.

14

Duration:

30

Virtual Meet Up - Senior Software Engineers

3 November

Team

Processes

This virtual meet up is a chance to discuss all things development. These sessions are lighted moderated but we encourage the conversation to be driven by you. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of the field, routes into the role, or even advice on what language you should build your services in.

 

14

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Canvas Your Way to Product Vision

Merissa Silk

Chief Product & Tech Officer @ Fundingport

3 November

Processes

Digital

Workshop

Why you need to attend this workshop

Too many product teams still approach new product or feature development by jumping straight into solutions, which comes with risks. The product vision workshop enables teams to apply a product mindset and begin ideation by looking at the problem space and users’ needs. This approach will ensure that your product brings value to your users and to your business.

The product vision workshop and accompanying canvas is like a Swiss Army Knife for product teams. Use this workshop to break down new features, crystallize new product ideas, set a quarterly vision for an existing product, or conduct a 3-year envisioning exercise.

By taking a user-centric approach and building on ideas from one column to the next, at the end of the workshop you're sure to have a solid product vision and full-team alignment. The product vision workshop is a ‘must have' for any PM’s toolkit.

During this interactive session, attendees will work together in small groups to try out the product vision workshop first-hand and leave with the confidence to facilitate with their teams.

Session Key takeaways:

1. The product canvas is a flexible tool for applying a user-centric methodology to developing your product vision and strategy.

2. By adjusting the time frame and product scope considered during your brainstorm, this workshop can be useful for product teams and product companies alike.

3. The vision workshop can be combined with empathy mapping, ‘how might we’ brainstorms, crazy 8s, Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle, and guerilla research to create the perfect kickoff week with your team.

This session is for you if… You’re interested in putting the user at the center of your product development and go-to-market strategies. All product- and product-adjacent roles can benefit from this workshop — product managers, product designers, customer success managers, sales, marketing, business development, and more!

14

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Canvas Your Way to Product Vision

Merissa Silk

Chief Product & Tech Officer @ Fundingport

3 November

Processes

Digital

Workshop

Why you need to attend this workshop

Too many product teams still approach new product or feature development by jumping straight into solutions, which comes with risks. The product vision workshop enables teams to apply a product mindset and begin ideation by looking at the problem space and users’ needs. This approach will ensure that your product brings value to your users and to your business.

The product vision workshop and accompanying canvas is like a Swiss Army Knife for product teams. Use this workshop to break down new features, crystallize new product ideas, set a quarterly vision for an existing product, or conduct a 3-year envisioning exercise.

By taking a user-centric approach and building on ideas from one column to the next, at the end of the workshop you're sure to have a solid product vision and full-team alignment. The product vision workshop is a ‘must have' for any PM’s toolkit.

During this interactive session, attendees will work together in small groups to try out the product vision workshop first-hand and leave with the confidence to facilitate with their teams.

Session Key takeaways:

1. The product canvas is a flexible tool for applying a user-centric methodology to developing your product vision and strategy.

2. By adjusting the time frame and product scope considered during your brainstorm, this workshop can be useful for product teams and product companies alike.

3. The vision workshop can be combined with empathy mapping, ‘how might we’ brainstorms, crazy 8s, Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle, and guerilla research to create the perfect kickoff week with your team.

This session is for you if… You’re interested in putting the user at the center of your product development and go-to-market strategies. All product- and product-adjacent roles can benefit from this workshop — product managers, product designers, customer success managers, sales, marketing, business development, and more!

 

14

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Business Model You - A Blue For Reinventing Your Career

3 November

14

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Business Model You - A Blue For Reinventing Your Career

3 November

14

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Dgraph

Nathalia Rus

Co-Founder & Software Engineer @ Custodian

3 November

Digital

Workshop

Dgraph is the world’s most advanced native GraphQL database with a Graph Backend. Nathalia will introduce you to Dgraph, the world’s most advanced native GraphQL database with a Graph Backend: yes, it is new, stable enough and growing very quickly. It’s the only open source native graph database. We will make a simple app so you can get started with Dgraph and Slash GraphQL. Within 40 minutes, you will have the entire structure of the data set with all the proper interactions captured in Dgraph.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Why Dgraph and how it works : what makes it so unique and exciting? -
  • How to generate a production-ready, scalable GraphQL backend with Slash GraphQL.
  • Practical introductory understanding on how to build with top-tier tools including lambdas, authentication, real-time subscriptions, and custom logic.

Who is this masterclass perfect for?

This session is for you if you're a software engineer excited to build apps, rather than infrastructure: and if you're ever eager to adopt the newest game-changing technologies.

14

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Dgraph

Nathalia Rus

Co-Founder & Software Engineer @ Custodian

3 November

Digital

Workshop

Dgraph is the world’s most advanced native GraphQL database with a Graph Backend. Nathalia will introduce you to Dgraph, the world’s most advanced native GraphQL database with a Graph Backend: yes, it is new, stable enough and growing very quickly. It’s the only open source native graph database. We will make a simple app so you can get started with Dgraph and Slash GraphQL. Within 40 minutes, you will have the entire structure of the data set with all the proper interactions captured in Dgraph.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Why Dgraph and how it works : what makes it so unique and exciting? -
  • How to generate a production-ready, scalable GraphQL backend with Slash GraphQL.
  • Practical introductory understanding on how to build with top-tier tools including lambdas, authentication, real-time subscriptions, and custom logic.

Who is this masterclass perfect for?

This session is for you if you're a software engineer excited to build apps, rather than infrastructure: and if you're ever eager to adopt the newest game-changing technologies.

 

15

Duration:

30

Deep Dive: Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2022

3 November

Digital

Programming languages are tools in a developer’s toolbox and it's important to select the right tools for the task. In this interactive session we'll deep dive into the pros and cons of modern languages, the most in-demand and those that you need to add to your skill set.

15

Duration:

30

Deep Dive: Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2022

3 November

Digital

Programming languages are tools in a developer’s toolbox and it's important to select the right tools for the task. In this interactive session we'll deep dive into the pros and cons of modern languages, the most in-demand and those that you need to add to your skill set.

 

15

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: 3 Proven Techniques To Combat Stress And Burnout

Angela Potter

Doctor @ Dr. Angela Potter

3 November

Workshop

Are you frustrated with sitting all day while struggling with eye strain and worried about the health impact of overworking? Do you ever feel stressed from the demands of a packed meeting schedule and emotional burnout? Stress and a sedentary lifestyle double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

For many professionals, the stress of long hours takes a toll on their health. This leaves them overrun with anxiety, weight issues and chronic diseases that are preventable. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Key health tools that will help overcome stress and burnout that are easy to implement.
  • How to address health obstacles and interrupt mood responses like anxiety, depression and overwhelm.
  • Action steps to overcome adverse health effects that are frequently caused by stress and a sedentary lifestyle.

15

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: 3 Proven Techniques To Combat Stress And Burnout

Angela Potter

Doctor @ Dr. Angela Potter

3 November

Workshop

Are you frustrated with sitting all day while struggling with eye strain and worried about the health impact of overworking? Do you ever feel stressed from the demands of a packed meeting schedule and emotional burnout? Stress and a sedentary lifestyle double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

For many professionals, the stress of long hours takes a toll on their health. This leaves them overrun with anxiety, weight issues and chronic diseases that are preventable. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Key health tools that will help overcome stress and burnout that are easy to implement.
  • How to address health obstacles and interrupt mood responses like anxiety, depression and overwhelm.
  • Action steps to overcome adverse health effects that are frequently caused by stress and a sedentary lifestyle.
 

15

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Becoming a Whole Leader

Victoria Ortigosa

Senior Manager for Core Voice Strategic Initiatives @ BT

3 November

In this session, we will explore what is needed to become a “Whole Leader” in adopting a holistic approach to people management. We'll be investigating what head, heart and guts mean and how organisations can help develop better leaders through the use of mindfulness. 

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of what we mean by Head, Heart & Guts Leadership?
  • How can organisations support and develop 'The whole Leader'? 
  • What can derail us? 
  • Tips on How to use Mindfulness techniques to improve yourself as a Leader.

Workshop Activities:

An interactive workshop where we will have a few activities to share your thoughts.

Online mini-quiz to look at your balance across Head, Heart & Guts.  

Pre-Work:

Please bring your mobile and have access to www.mentimeter.com

15

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Becoming a Whole Leader

Victoria Ortigosa

Senior Manager for Core Voice Strategic Initiatives @ BT

3 November

In this session, we will explore what is needed to become a “Whole Leader” in adopting a holistic approach to people management. We'll be investigating what head, heart and guts mean and how organisations can help develop better leaders through the use of mindfulness. 

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of what we mean by Head, Heart & Guts Leadership?
  • How can organisations support and develop 'The whole Leader'? 
  • What can derail us? 
  • Tips on How to use Mindfulness techniques to improve yourself as a Leader.

Workshop Activities:

An interactive workshop where we will have a few activities to share your thoughts.

Online mini-quiz to look at your balance across Head, Heart & Guts.  

Pre-Work:

Please bring your mobile and have access to www.mentimeter.com

 

15

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Responsible AI - From Theory to Practice

Leigh Felton

Chief of Staff @ Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

3 November

Digital

Processes

Workshop

Why you need to attend this session

The future of artificial intelligence and advanced tech systems (such as machine learning) Black and brown people, women, disabled populations, individuals living with mental health conditions and other marginalized communities is significant and can be both beneficial and harmful depending on the people designing, developing and delivering such solutions.

Taking a human-centered approach to socio-technical challenges means that instead of talking about technology first, we talk about humans first and then the relationships between humans and technology. Responsible AI pushes beyond compliance and tech policy, and introduces real lived experiences, examples and our own biases into the technology that we have grown to trust and rely on.

Session Key takeaways:

  • What is responsible AI and why you should care, and how it can and will impact your life and those around you.
  • What we can all do to contribute to closing the technology equity gap for marginalized communities.
  • Responsible AI leads to true innovation, which leads to true opportunity and organizational impact.

Who is this session perfect for?

Anyone interested in getting involved, understanding the opportunities and gaps of AI, and believe that technology should be a benefit to society and will help play a role in shaping that as our future truth.

15

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: Responsible AI - From Theory to Practice

Leigh Felton

Chief of Staff @ Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

3 November

Digital

Processes

Workshop

Why you need to attend this session

The future of artificial intelligence and advanced tech systems (such as machine learning) Black and brown people, women, disabled populations, individuals living with mental health conditions and other marginalized communities is significant and can be both beneficial and harmful depending on the people designing, developing and delivering such solutions.

Taking a human-centered approach to socio-technical challenges means that instead of talking about technology first, we talk about humans first and then the relationships between humans and technology. Responsible AI pushes beyond compliance and tech policy, and introduces real lived experiences, examples and our own biases into the technology that we have grown to trust and rely on.

Session Key takeaways:

  • What is responsible AI and why you should care, and how it can and will impact your life and those around you.
  • What we can all do to contribute to closing the technology equity gap for marginalized communities.
  • Responsible AI leads to true innovation, which leads to true opportunity and organizational impact.

Who is this session perfect for?

Anyone interested in getting involved, understanding the opportunities and gaps of AI, and believe that technology should be a benefit to society and will help play a role in shaping that as our future truth.

 

17

Duration:

30

Ask Me Anything: Director of Data Science

3 November

Team

Processes

In this conversation based session, our leaders will discuss the technical skills they acquired throughout their journey and the requirements they needed to reach the top. Our speakers will share their career routes and then open the floor for questions.

17

Duration:

30

Ask Me Anything: Director of Data Science

3 November

Team

Processes

In this conversation based session, our leaders will discuss the technical skills they acquired throughout their journey and the requirements they needed to reach the top. Our speakers will share their career routes and then open the floor for questions.

 

17

Duration:

30

Mastering The Fundamentals of Negotiations in Business and in Life as Woman

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

17

Duration:

30

Mastering The Fundamentals of Negotiations in Business and in Life as Woman

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

 

17

Duration:

30

Essential Skills For A Successful Cloud Computing Career

Vanitha Kumar

Sr. Engagement Manager @ Amazon Web Services

3 November

As cloud adoption increases, the demand for cloud experts and cloud computing skills increases. Large enterprises have been migrating their on-premises data center to cloud in the past several years. But the COVID 19 pandemic has forced many organizations to support remote / virtual work and this has caused positive growth spike in communications, media/entertainment, online retails industries and so on. This has increased cloud adoption exponentially during recent months. And so does the demand for cloud computing skills. In this session we will explore key cloud computing skills that would help build a career in cloud technology. 

 

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Main types of cloud services used by enterprises and how it aligns with their businesses
  • Key cloud computing skills/ specializations and how it helps to deliver the business outcomes
  • Some advanced cloud computing skills and how it aligns with business

 

Who is this session perfect for? 

If you are wondering what skills, specializations and expertise one must build to start a career in Cloud Computing world, this session will provide some insights. This session is perfect for anyone who wants to start fresh in cloud, or someone who wants to enhance their profile with more cloud skills. This session would also help organizations and leaders who like to grow their employee’s cloud skills and / or build a Cloud CoE (Centre of Excellence).

17

Duration:

30

Essential Skills For A Successful Cloud Computing Career

Vanitha Kumar

Sr. Engagement Manager @ Amazon Web Services

3 November

As cloud adoption increases, the demand for cloud experts and cloud computing skills increases. Large enterprises have been migrating their on-premises data center to cloud in the past several years. But the COVID 19 pandemic has forced many organizations to support remote / virtual work and this has caused positive growth spike in communications, media/entertainment, online retails industries and so on. This has increased cloud adoption exponentially during recent months. And so does the demand for cloud computing skills. In this session we will explore key cloud computing skills that would help build a career in cloud technology. 

 

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Main types of cloud services used by enterprises and how it aligns with their businesses
  • Key cloud computing skills/ specializations and how it helps to deliver the business outcomes
  • Some advanced cloud computing skills and how it aligns with business

 

Who is this session perfect for? 

If you are wondering what skills, specializations and expertise one must build to start a career in Cloud Computing world, this session will provide some insights. This session is perfect for anyone who wants to start fresh in cloud, or someone who wants to enhance their profile with more cloud skills. This session would also help organizations and leaders who like to grow their employee’s cloud skills and / or build a Cloud CoE (Centre of Excellence).

 

17

Duration:

30

Career Advice Clinic

3 November

Skills

The Careers Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders and sponsor representatives who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips! Each meeting will run for a maximum of 15 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis.

Slots will be released at 9am and 12pm on each event day

Representative's areas of expertise to be announced

17

Duration:

30

Career Advice Clinic

3 November

Skills

The Careers Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders and sponsor representatives who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips! Each meeting will run for a maximum of 15 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis.

Slots will be released at 9am and 12pm on each event day

Representative's areas of expertise to be announced

 

19

Duration:

30

Ask Me Anything: Director of Engineering

Elyse Kolker Gordon

Engineering Director @ Strava

3 November

In this conversation based session, our leaders will discuss the technical skills they acquired throughout their journey and the requirements they needed to reach the top. Our speakers will share their career routes and then open the floor for questions.

19

Duration:

30

Ask Me Anything: Director of Engineering

Elyse Kolker Gordon

Engineering Director @ Strava

3 November

In this conversation based session, our leaders will discuss the technical skills they acquired throughout their journey and the requirements they needed to reach the top. Our speakers will share their career routes and then open the floor for questions.

 

19

Duration:

30

How Powerful Women Find Balance

Jenni Burton

Founder & CEO @ Aspire Consulting & Coaching

3 November

Team

The global pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on women all over the world. An estimated 1 in 4 women are expected to leave the workforce due to the global pandemic. Now more than ever, burnout is prevalent. How do some of the most powerful women maintain balance despite the odds? What can we learn from the past year? How can we utilise these learnings today to move toward better work/life balance?

 

Join Jenni Burton, Founder & CEO of ASPIRE Consulting & Coaching, to see how the most powerful women find balance in an unbalanced world. 

 

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the true importance of balance
  • Explore the Balance Challenge to Working Women Today
  • Discover 5 Tips to Maintain Balance in The Pandemic
  • Understand the steps you can start today

 

Who is this session perfect for?

High-performing professional women, mid-career, looking to advance career while maintaining balance

19

Duration:

30

How Powerful Women Find Balance

Jenni Burton

Founder & CEO @ Aspire Consulting & Coaching

3 November

Team

The global pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on women all over the world. An estimated 1 in 4 women are expected to leave the workforce due to the global pandemic. Now more than ever, burnout is prevalent. How do some of the most powerful women maintain balance despite the odds? What can we learn from the past year? How can we utilise these learnings today to move toward better work/life balance?

 

Join Jenni Burton, Founder & CEO of ASPIRE Consulting & Coaching, to see how the most powerful women find balance in an unbalanced world. 

 

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the true importance of balance
  • Explore the Balance Challenge to Working Women Today
  • Discover 5 Tips to Maintain Balance in The Pandemic
  • Understand the steps you can start today

 

Who is this session perfect for?

High-performing professional women, mid-career, looking to advance career while maintaining balance

 

19

Duration:

30

The Pandemic Mom

Ellie Powers

Director of Product, Platform @ Slack

3 November

Ellie will discuss why the pandemic has hit women leaders hard and how to retain top talent through the Great Resignation

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Explore what's been hardest for hands-on parents
  • Why this is hitting women leaders hardest
  • How to retain talent (Personal experience)
  • Strategies as we move forward, through a slow pandemic recovery

19

Duration:

30

The Pandemic Mom

Ellie Powers

Director of Product, Platform @ Slack

3 November

Ellie will discuss why the pandemic has hit women leaders hard and how to retain top talent through the Great Resignation

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Explore what's been hardest for hands-on parents
  • Why this is hitting women leaders hardest
  • How to retain talent (Personal experience)
  • Strategies as we move forward, through a slow pandemic recovery
 

19

Duration:

30

Virtual Meet Up - West Coast

3 November

This virtual meet up is a chance to introduce yourself, access career advice and meet others on a similar trajectory. This session is is for our West Coast community, so if you're looking for your tribe, a mentor, or a mentee, join us and harness the power of your local network.

19

Duration:

30

Virtual Meet Up - West Coast

3 November

This virtual meet up is a chance to introduce yourself, access career advice and meet others on a similar trajectory. This session is is for our West Coast community, so if you're looking for your tribe, a mentor, or a mentee, join us and harness the power of your local network.

 

10

Duration:

30

Women in Technology Online Festival Keynote

4 November

Digital

Keynote

Awaiting Session Details

10

Duration:

30

Women in Technology Online Festival Keynote

4 November

Digital

Keynote

Awaiting Session Details

 

10

Duration:

30

Interactive Session: Top Mental Tools For Boosting Your Performance

Rozemarijn Koppenaal

VP eCommerce @ Coty

4 November

Skills

Why should you attend this session?

Any insecure overachievers in the room? It takes one to know one. This character trait feels annoying, even tiring. And so it took me a lot of trial and error to realize that it’s actually secretly helping me to get better each week. I’m a better mum, a better leader and a better colleague because of it. What if you can also turn self-doubt into your biggest strength?

I will give you my favourite tried & tested mental tools that will get more out of yourself and your business/job at the same time. Spoiler alert: you will get immediate results.

Key takeaways:

  • Ambition and insecurity can go really well together
  • The power of reflection is real
  • Simplicity does it

Who is this session perfect for?

If you wondering how you can become an even better version of yourself by tapping into your personal superstar powers.

10

Duration:

30

Interactive Session: Top Mental Tools For Boosting Your Performance

Rozemarijn Koppenaal

VP eCommerce @ Coty

4 November

Skills

Why should you attend this session?

Any insecure overachievers in the room? It takes one to know one. This character trait feels annoying, even tiring. And so it took me a lot of trial and error to realize that it’s actually secretly helping me to get better each week. I’m a better mum, a better leader and a better colleague because of it. What if you can also turn self-doubt into your biggest strength?

I will give you my favourite tried & tested mental tools that will get more out of yourself and your business/job at the same time. Spoiler alert: you will get immediate results.

Key takeaways:

  • Ambition and insecurity can go really well together
  • The power of reflection is real
  • Simplicity does it

Who is this session perfect for?

If you wondering how you can become an even better version of yourself by tapping into your personal superstar powers.

 

10

Duration:

30

Do You Have Customer Insight, Or The Customer In Sight?

Emma Lindahl

Head of UX @ ICA Gruppen

4 November

We have never had such a wealth of information about our customers, and companies are better than ever in being customer-centric. To manage and truly leverage the impact of this knowledge wealth, we need to sharpen our tools. In this session, we’ll explore the dynamics of knowledge and insights, when to apply which and how to be cost-efficient in your research endeavours.

Why should you attend this session?

 You want to create better products, be mindful of your time and leverage both customer lifetime value and churn reduction.

3 Key takeaways:

  • Understanding is the difference between customer knowledge, and customer insights
  • Discover how to leverage and create impact with both knowledge and insights
  • The importance of balancing the trivial, and the delight, for a successful customer experience

Who is this session perfect for?

You work as a UX designer, a product owner, innovation manager, UX researcher and in related fields.

10

Duration:

30

Do You Have Customer Insight, Or The Customer In Sight?

Emma Lindahl

Head of UX @ ICA Gruppen

4 November

We have never had such a wealth of information about our customers, and companies are better than ever in being customer-centric. To manage and truly leverage the impact of this knowledge wealth, we need to sharpen our tools. In this session, we’ll explore the dynamics of knowledge and insights, when to apply which and how to be cost-efficient in your research endeavours.

Why should you attend this session?

 You want to create better products, be mindful of your time and leverage both customer lifetime value and churn reduction.

3 Key takeaways:

  • Understanding is the difference between customer knowledge, and customer insights
  • Discover how to leverage and create impact with both knowledge and insights
  • The importance of balancing the trivial, and the delight, for a successful customer experience

Who is this session perfect for?

You work as a UX designer, a product owner, innovation manager, UX researcher and in related fields.

 

10

Duration:

30

What's Keeping The CHRO Up At Night?

4 November

Team

The role of C-suite is changing to further embrace digital acceleration and steer organisations into the future. In these Q&A focussed sessions, we'll hear what's keeping industry leaders up at night, their priorities moving into 2022 ands then open the floor for questions.

10

Duration:

30

What's Keeping The CHRO Up At Night?

4 November

Team

The role of C-suite is changing to further embrace digital acceleration and steer organisations into the future. In these Q&A focussed sessions, we'll hear what's keeping industry leaders up at night, their priorities moving into 2022 ands then open the floor for questions.

 

11

Duration:

30

Dive Into Deep Learning: Time Series Forecasting

Mayuri Madhur

Software Development Engineer @ Flipkart

4 November

Why should you attend this session?
 
Curious to know how the stock market trends can be forecasted using Deep Learning methods? Or what models would be the best fit to solve my time-series problem at hand? This session is for you!
 
Time Series Forecasting has been a very important research field. We can find a lot of time series data in medicine, weather forecasting, biology, supply chain management and stock prices forecasting, etc. Given the growing availability of data and computing power in recent years, Deep Learning has become a fundamental part of the new generation of Time Series Forecasting models.
 
During this session, we'll dig deeper into the time-series problems and why Deep learning can be effective for the same. Also, we'll look into the various Deep Learning models popularly used for the same. We'll dig deeper into these models to understand them better and their right application. 

Session Key takeaways:
1. Various models present today with Deep Learning, for solving time-series forecasting.
2. Better understanding of these Deep Learning models and how do they work?
3. How do you Apply Deep Learning Methods to Time Series Data?
 

11

Duration:

30

Dive Into Deep Learning: Time Series Forecasting

Mayuri Madhur

Software Development Engineer @ Flipkart

4 November

Why should you attend this session?
 
Curious to know how the stock market trends can be forecasted using Deep Learning methods? Or what models would be the best fit to solve my time-series problem at hand? This session is for you!
 
Time Series Forecasting has been a very important research field. We can find a lot of time series data in medicine, weather forecasting, biology, supply chain management and stock prices forecasting, etc. Given the growing availability of data and computing power in recent years, Deep Learning has become a fundamental part of the new generation of Time Series Forecasting models.
 
During this session, we'll dig deeper into the time-series problems and why Deep learning can be effective for the same. Also, we'll look into the various Deep Learning models popularly used for the same. We'll dig deeper into these models to understand them better and their right application. 

Session Key takeaways:
1. Various models present today with Deep Learning, for solving time-series forecasting.
2. Better understanding of these Deep Learning models and how do they work?
3. How do you Apply Deep Learning Methods to Time Series Data?
 
 

11

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: What Makes A Mobile Development Team Great?

Chryssa Aliferi

4 November

With over 5 billion mobile users around the world, nowadays many businesses depend on apps used by the majority of their customers, and several successful companies have been built on top of a single massively successful app.

But how can you scale your mobile developers’ team efficiency in order to move quickly and avoid stepping on each other’s toes? How do you foster ownership and innovation in a shared mobile app project? How do you keep consistency between the two different platforms? Tips and tricks from a newly created mobile team!

Why should you attend this session?

In the era of remote work, is important to know that we still can foster teamwork, consistency and sharing of knowledge either as leaders or as members of a team. I'll share some practical examples from a remote team as well as in-office engineers working on a mobile app project.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What to care about when building up a team from the very beginning
  • Best practices and processes on developing a mobile app project from scratch
  • Sharing the experience of team working in a remote environment

Who is this session perfect for?

(Android, iOS or cross-platfrom), team leaders, chapter leaders, engineers wanting to enhance their teams with some remote working culture.

11

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: What Makes A Mobile Development Team Great?

Chryssa Aliferi

4 November

With over 5 billion mobile users around the world, nowadays many businesses depend on apps used by the majority of their customers, and several successful companies have been built on top of a single massively successful app.

But how can you scale your mobile developers’ team efficiency in order to move quickly and avoid stepping on each other’s toes? How do you foster ownership and innovation in a shared mobile app project? How do you keep consistency between the two different platforms? Tips and tricks from a newly created mobile team!

Why should you attend this session?

In the era of remote work, is important to know that we still can foster teamwork, consistency and sharing of knowledge either as leaders or as members of a team. I'll share some practical examples from a remote team as well as in-office engineers working on a mobile app project.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What to care about when building up a team from the very beginning
  • Best practices and processes on developing a mobile app project from scratch
  • Sharing the experience of team working in a remote environment

Who is this session perfect for?

(Android, iOS or cross-platfrom), team leaders, chapter leaders, engineers wanting to enhance their teams with some remote working culture.

 

11

Duration:

30

Case Study: How Digital Transformation is Driving Our Customer Experience

Sara Sjöberg

Regional Head of Eccomerce @ H&M

4 November

Digital

Why should you attend this session?

Discover how one of the world´s largest fashion retailers combined global branding with personalization, create an integrated customer experience across channels and empower their teams to put the customer in the center. Unpredictable is the new normal! With global scale, 120+ million members and more than 5 billion visits every year, H&M stays close to their customers during times of rapid change by being agile, using actionable data and creating a personal experience.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Discover how we implemented personalization at scale
  • Understand how we Built strong customer relationships
  • Our journey to Customer centricity

Who is this session perfect for?

If you are interested in how one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world work with digital tools and channels to build long term customer relationships.

11

Duration:

30

Case Study: How Digital Transformation is Driving Our Customer Experience

Sara Sjöberg

Regional Head of Eccomerce @ H&M

4 November

Digital

Why should you attend this session?

Discover how one of the world´s largest fashion retailers combined global branding with personalization, create an integrated customer experience across channels and empower their teams to put the customer in the center. Unpredictable is the new normal! With global scale, 120+ million members and more than 5 billion visits every year, H&M stays close to their customers during times of rapid change by being agile, using actionable data and creating a personal experience.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Discover how we implemented personalization at scale
  • Understand how we Built strong customer relationships
  • Our journey to Customer centricity

Who is this session perfect for?

If you are interested in how one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world work with digital tools and channels to build long term customer relationships.

 

11

Duration:

30

How To Turn Raw Data Into Business-Transforming, Actionable Insights

Celia Fraser

Insights & Analytics Lead @ Capital Group

4 November

Data is only useful when you know how to extract value from it. Before acquiring more data, you should understand your existing data landscape. The most impactful insights are timely, informative, accessible and actionable. Most importantly, they should answer business critical questions or inform business strategy.

Who are my most engaged customers/prospects? Are the marketing campaigns having the impact we expected? What product should we launch next? Data helps us answer these questions and guide us on next steps. Join this session to understand how to extract the most value from your data and improve business performance.

Key takeaways include:-

  • Be clear on the business questions you are trying to answer
  • More data does not necessarily mean more insight
  • The best business decisions are always data-driven
  • Strong data foundations are fundamental before moving into more advanced analytics/data science

Who is this session perfect for:
Middle-management and up

11

Duration:

30

How To Turn Raw Data Into Business-Transforming, Actionable Insights

Celia Fraser

Insights & Analytics Lead @ Capital Group

4 November

Data is only useful when you know how to extract value from it. Before acquiring more data, you should understand your existing data landscape. The most impactful insights are timely, informative, accessible and actionable. Most importantly, they should answer business critical questions or inform business strategy.

Who are my most engaged customers/prospects? Are the marketing campaigns having the impact we expected? What product should we launch next? Data helps us answer these questions and guide us on next steps. Join this session to understand how to extract the most value from your data and improve business performance.

Key takeaways include:-

  • Be clear on the business questions you are trying to answer
  • More data does not necessarily mean more insight
  • The best business decisions are always data-driven
  • Strong data foundations are fundamental before moving into more advanced analytics/data science

Who is this session perfect for:
Middle-management and up

 

12

Duration:

30

Creating A Healthy & Happy Post-Pandemic Workplace

Jolawn Victor

Chief International Officer @ Headspace

4 November

Digital

Keynote

Mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever to businesses, business leaders and employees.  As social restrictions ease and the possibility of pre-pandemic ways of working begin to return, there’s an opportunity for organisations to learn and adapt to a new normal.

Hear how wellness tools such as Headspace can have a tangible impact on culture, engagement and retention as we all navigate the new environment.

12

Duration:

30

Creating A Healthy & Happy Post-Pandemic Workplace

Jolawn Victor

Chief International Officer @ Headspace

4 November

Digital

Keynote

Mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever to businesses, business leaders and employees.  As social restrictions ease and the possibility of pre-pandemic ways of working begin to return, there’s an opportunity for organisations to learn and adapt to a new normal.

Hear how wellness tools such as Headspace can have a tangible impact on culture, engagement and retention as we all navigate the new environment.

 

14

Duration:

30

The Next Generation Credible IT Leader

Jess Evans

Chief Operating & Digital Transformation Officer @ Arizona State University

4 November

Skills

The need for highly effective senior IT leaders who are dynamic in their thinking and demonstrate the ability to navigate through complex IT knowledge domains is growing exponentially. These leaders need to maintain critical industry knowledge and demonstrate an ability to leverage technology innovation, yet balance this with managerial finesse. IT leadership effectiveness has been directly linked to the effectiveness of the organization, and ultimately directly to overall firm performance. So, what makes one IT leader more effective than another?
 
Come learn with me the growing trend in technical leadership studies, where emotional and social intelligence is a necessary but not sufficient critical factor. In this presentation, I will share with evidence-based research the new sufficient critical factors for the next generation of effective leadership.
 
Why should you attend this session?
 Building strong effective leadership teams is directly related to firm performance.
 
Key takeaways include:-
  • Learn the new trends in leadership research with the focus on how this is applicable in a practical setting. 
  • Identify the critical factors that differentiate an effective senior IT leader from a less effective one. 
  • How to look for these factors in their organization.
 
Target Audience
Anyone who wants to grow effective technical leaders, not limited to a specific level of management and those individuals who aspire to higher levels of technical leaders who are looking to get ahead and start to learn how to not only improve their teams but themselves as well.
 
 

14

Duration:

30

The Next Generation Credible IT Leader

Jess Evans

Chief Operating & Digital Transformation Officer @ Arizona State University

4 November

Skills

The need for highly effective senior IT leaders who are dynamic in their thinking and demonstrate the ability to navigate through complex IT knowledge domains is growing exponentially. These leaders need to maintain critical industry knowledge and demonstrate an ability to leverage technology innovation, yet balance this with managerial finesse. IT leadership effectiveness has been directly linked to the effectiveness of the organization, and ultimately directly to overall firm performance. So, what makes one IT leader more effective than another?
 
Come learn with me the growing trend in technical leadership studies, where emotional and social intelligence is a necessary but not sufficient critical factor. In this presentation, I will share with evidence-based research the new sufficient critical factors for the next generation of effective leadership.
 
Why should you attend this session?
 Building strong effective leadership teams is directly related to firm performance.
 
Key takeaways include:-
  • Learn the new trends in leadership research with the focus on how this is applicable in a practical setting. 
  • Identify the critical factors that differentiate an effective senior IT leader from a less effective one. 
  • How to look for these factors in their organization.
 
Target Audience
Anyone who wants to grow effective technical leaders, not limited to a specific level of management and those individuals who aspire to higher levels of technical leaders who are looking to get ahead and start to learn how to not only improve their teams but themselves as well.
 
 
 

14

Duration:

30

The Future of Customer Experience

Bode Abifarin

Chief Operating Officer @ Flutterwave

4 November

Team

Delivering great service requires organisations to think beyond the operations and capabilities that underpin the experience they deliver to customers. It requires them to take an intentional approach to empowering people and building a culture that is obsessed with delivering the right experiences for users and customers. People are at the heart of customer-centricity and this correlates directly with organisational performance. With the pandemic enhancing the role of digital in our lives, it has become even more important for businesses to infuse virtual experiences with a human touch.

This session will provide insights on how to embed a customer-first approach that delivers great results.

Who is this session perfect for?

CX Teams, HR Leads, Account Managers, Sales Leads

14

Duration:

30

The Future of Customer Experience

Bode Abifarin

Chief Operating Officer @ Flutterwave

4 November

Team

Delivering great service requires organisations to think beyond the operations and capabilities that underpin the experience they deliver to customers. It requires them to take an intentional approach to empowering people and building a culture that is obsessed with delivering the right experiences for users and customers. People are at the heart of customer-centricity and this correlates directly with organisational performance. With the pandemic enhancing the role of digital in our lives, it has become even more important for businesses to infuse virtual experiences with a human touch.

This session will provide insights on how to embed a customer-first approach that delivers great results.

Who is this session perfect for?

CX Teams, HR Leads, Account Managers, Sales Leads

 

14

Duration:

30

Breaking The Silos – Data Science Is A Team Sport

Brigitte Fuhr

4 November

The role of a data scientist is often misunderstood as the “unicorn”; someone who can provide full expertise in all areas: technology, mathematics and in the business domain. In reality there are very few individuals who provide this “unicorn” role and in most data science projects it’s fulfilled by a team of people from different backgrounds, with different areas of expertise. 

Brigitte Fuhr, Head of Central Data Science at Boehringer Ingelheim, will give insights into the different roles needed to deliver successful data science projects and how Boehringer Ingelheim is training their employees to fulfil these roles in their Data Science Academy.

14

Duration:

30

Breaking The Silos – Data Science Is A Team Sport

Brigitte Fuhr

4 November

The role of a data scientist is often misunderstood as the “unicorn”; someone who can provide full expertise in all areas: technology, mathematics and in the business domain. In reality there are very few individuals who provide this “unicorn” role and in most data science projects it’s fulfilled by a team of people from different backgrounds, with different areas of expertise. 

Brigitte Fuhr, Head of Central Data Science at Boehringer Ingelheim, will give insights into the different roles needed to deliver successful data science projects and how Boehringer Ingelheim is training their employees to fulfil these roles in their Data Science Academy.

 

14

Duration:

30

What You Need to Know About Green Transformations

Joanne Thurlow

Head of IT @ Siemens Energy

4 November

Processes

Why should you attend this session?

You NEED climate action in your business plan.

This is a beginners guide to sustainable energy 101, offering insight into how to leverage the technologies of today and tomorrow, to transition to more sustainable operations.

Session Key Takeaways

  • Insight into the energy market and drivers
  • Discover the top technologies that are and will make a big difference to business operations and energy efficiencies
  • Explore the benefits of contributing to the clean energy economy

14

Duration:

30

What You Need to Know About Green Transformations

Joanne Thurlow

Head of IT @ Siemens Energy

4 November

Processes

Why should you attend this session?

You NEED climate action in your business plan.

This is a beginners guide to sustainable energy 101, offering insight into how to leverage the technologies of today and tomorrow, to transition to more sustainable operations.

Session Key Takeaways

  • Insight into the energy market and drivers
  • Discover the top technologies that are and will make a big difference to business operations and energy efficiencies
  • Explore the benefits of contributing to the clean energy economy
 

15

Duration:

30

How To Forcast At Scale: Optimising The Supply Chain

Marta Dies

4 November

Processes

Forecasting is one of the cornerstones in supply chain management. Optimizing the supply chain forecast using demand data allows us to work more efficiently, save costs for the company, and deliver great customer experience. On top of this, for a global e-commerce such as Vistaprint, providing scalable and easily consumable solutions is key. In this practical session, I will give a detailed view on the solution implemented at Vistaprint for producing supply chain forecasts at scale in the cloud, walking you through code.

Session Key takeaways 

  • Learn how Vistaprint produces fine-grain demand forecasts for its products using AWS Databricks and Facebook Prophet
  • See how MLflow can help us to achieve robust and reproducible ML pipelines
  • Understand how we can use Apache Spark to parallelize the training and execution of a large number of models

Who is this session perfect for?

If you are interested in building and deploying time series forecasting models at scale and/or have a keen eye towards efficient supply chain management.

15

Duration:

30

How To Forcast At Scale: Optimising The Supply Chain

Marta Dies

4 November

Processes

Forecasting is one of the cornerstones in supply chain management. Optimizing the supply chain forecast using demand data allows us to work more efficiently, save costs for the company, and deliver great customer experience. On top of this, for a global e-commerce such as Vistaprint, providing scalable and easily consumable solutions is key. In this practical session, I will give a detailed view on the solution implemented at Vistaprint for producing supply chain forecasts at scale in the cloud, walking you through code.

Session Key takeaways 

  • Learn how Vistaprint produces fine-grain demand forecasts for its products using AWS Databricks and Facebook Prophet
  • See how MLflow can help us to achieve robust and reproducible ML pipelines
  • Understand how we can use Apache Spark to parallelize the training and execution of a large number of models

Who is this session perfect for?

If you are interested in building and deploying time series forecasting models at scale and/or have a keen eye towards efficient supply chain management.

 

15

Duration:

30

How To Scale bias-free AI

Sheetal Rishi

Director, Cloud & AI @ IBM

4 November

Processes

Why you need to attend this session
As more enterprises embark on AI-led transformation journeys, a business must recognize sources of unconscious bias that inadvertently creep into the AI algorithms. These if not addressed right from the beginning would hamper the growth and have grave downstream implications for the brand value.

As machine learning, natural language processing, and language generation technologies like Watson debater, GPT-3 go mainstream, the need for defining an organizational framework to detect and delete bias will become of strategic relevance.

The goal of the session is to educate the audience about the definition of bias, sources of bias creep, evidence of algorithms gone wrong, and share practical advice for individuals on how they can contribute to protecting the organization.

The demo will be evidence of how AI algorithms trained with "bad" data and unconscious bias can lead to results that do not reflect human values of equality & diversity.

Session Key takeaways:

- Discover some of the most recent technological advances to eliminate bias.
- Explore some of the business implications of lack of customer trust
- Discover examples of (un)ethical AI invasions

Who is this session perfect for?
Practitioners and leaders from AI, cloud and advanced data across multiple sectors

15

Duration:

30

How To Scale bias-free AI

Sheetal Rishi

Director, Cloud & AI @ IBM

4 November

Processes

Why you need to attend this session
As more enterprises embark on AI-led transformation journeys, a business must recognize sources of unconscious bias that inadvertently creep into the AI algorithms. These if not addressed right from the beginning would hamper the growth and have grave downstream implications for the brand value.

As machine learning, natural language processing, and language generation technologies like Watson debater, GPT-3 go mainstream, the need for defining an organizational framework to detect and delete bias will become of strategic relevance.

The goal of the session is to educate the audience about the definition of bias, sources of bias creep, evidence of algorithms gone wrong, and share practical advice for individuals on how they can contribute to protecting the organization.

The demo will be evidence of how AI algorithms trained with "bad" data and unconscious bias can lead to results that do not reflect human values of equality & diversity.

Session Key takeaways:

- Discover some of the most recent technological advances to eliminate bias.
- Explore some of the business implications of lack of customer trust
- Discover examples of (un)ethical AI invasions

Who is this session perfect for?
Practitioners and leaders from AI, cloud and advanced data across multiple sectors

 

15

Duration:

30

What's Keeping The CDO Up At Night?

4 November

Digital

The role of C-suite is changing to further embrace digital acceleration and steer organisations into the future. In these Q&A focussed sessions, we'll hear what's keeping industry leaders up at night, their priorities moving into 2022 ands then open the floor for questions.

15

Duration:

30

What's Keeping The CDO Up At Night?

4 November

Digital

The role of C-suite is changing to further embrace digital acceleration and steer organisations into the future. In these Q&A focussed sessions, we'll hear what's keeping industry leaders up at night, their priorities moving into 2022 ands then open the floor for questions.

 

15

Duration:

30

How To Lead High Performing Teams In A Distributed World

Liz Burow

4 November

"

How to stop managing and start mentoring as a way to build trust, autonomy and innovation within your team.

During the pandemic, some teams thrived and some teams dived. Many leaders complained that the workplace was the missing ingredient in their team's success. But leading teams is not a place, it's a practice. In this session we’ll learn from Liz Burow, a practitioner and professor of design thinking about her experience teaching and leading teams remotely during the pandemic and the platform of tools, tips and tactics we can borrow from the remote learning world and bring into our hybrid working world.

Key takeaways:

  • From team to community: pick up new tools to build trust, reciprocity and sense of belonging within a team that are the backbone to awesome teams and awesome work.
  • Target feedback for fast action: Be introduced to the ‘team Net Promoter Score’ and other frameworks to give productive feedback to your peers, employees or leaders that encourage awareness and accountability.
  • Rowing through the sea of ambiguity: Achieve new success through team metrics and mentorship that can move your team from a comfort zone to growth zone.

Why you need to listen to this session.

People leave managers, not companies. A lack of appreciation, lack of career growth, feeling burnt out are some of the main reasons people leave their jobs. Thinking of your team as a community of learners rather than employees can help shift the mindset from performance towards passion, enabling better work, clearer goals and happier people. Who is this session perfect for This session is for you if you want to build stronger, self-loving and self motivated teams using low-tech, high impact (and fun) tools that leverage design thinking frameworks and virtual collaboration platforms into your daily practice.

"

15

Duration:

30

How To Lead High Performing Teams In A Distributed World

Liz Burow

4 November

"

How to stop managing and start mentoring as a way to build trust, autonomy and innovation within your team.

During the pandemic, some teams thrived and some teams dived. Many leaders complained that the workplace was the missing ingredient in their team's success. But leading teams is not a place, it's a practice. In this session we’ll learn from Liz Burow, a practitioner and professor of design thinking about her experience teaching and leading teams remotely during the pandemic and the platform of tools, tips and tactics we can borrow from the remote learning world and bring into our hybrid working world.

Key takeaways:

  • From team to community: pick up new tools to build trust, reciprocity and sense of belonging within a team that are the backbone to awesome teams and awesome work.
  • Target feedback for fast action: Be introduced to the ‘team Net Promoter Score’ and other frameworks to give productive feedback to your peers, employees or leaders that encourage awareness and accountability.
  • Rowing through the sea of ambiguity: Achieve new success through team metrics and mentorship that can move your team from a comfort zone to growth zone.

Why you need to listen to this session.

People leave managers, not companies. A lack of appreciation, lack of career growth, feeling burnt out are some of the main reasons people leave their jobs. Thinking of your team as a community of learners rather than employees can help shift the mindset from performance towards passion, enabling better work, clearer goals and happier people. Who is this session perfect for This session is for you if you want to build stronger, self-loving and self motivated teams using low-tech, high impact (and fun) tools that leverage design thinking frameworks and virtual collaboration platforms into your daily practice.

"
 

15

Duration:

30

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Building API Based Products

Marina Fernandes

Head of Product, Digital Banking @ Solarisbank

4 November

Due to the easiness of integration and with the increase of SaaS companies, API’s have been changed from a simple means of technical communication to being a core product offered in many companies. This change of concept requires companies to go beyond the technical aspects of an API, but also deep dive on topics which involve customer experience and design, scalability and regulatory requirements. 

This session will contain a collection of successes and failures when building API based products, highlighting what is essential when building scalable and customer-centric API’s. 


Session Key takeaways: 

  • Learn about the difference between having an API based product and having a product that contains an API
  • Learn about the successes and failures when building API based products
  • Understand the key aspects when building API based products

Who is this session perfect for?
API users, Product Managers and Developers

 

15

Duration:

30

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Building API Based Products

Marina Fernandes

Head of Product, Digital Banking @ Solarisbank

4 November

Due to the easiness of integration and with the increase of SaaS companies, API’s have been changed from a simple means of technical communication to being a core product offered in many companies. This change of concept requires companies to go beyond the technical aspects of an API, but also deep dive on topics which involve customer experience and design, scalability and regulatory requirements. 

This session will contain a collection of successes and failures when building API based products, highlighting what is essential when building scalable and customer-centric API’s. 


Session Key takeaways: 

  • Learn about the difference between having an API based product and having a product that contains an API
  • Learn about the successes and failures when building API based products
  • Understand the key aspects when building API based products

Who is this session perfect for?
API users, Product Managers and Developers

 

 

15

Duration:

30

Why We Need To Empower Women's Economic Growth

Anita Rao

Director @ PayPal

4 November

Skills

Why you need to attend this session?

Women are a powerful force in the global economy with untapped potential. The demand for financial services for women is growing. (Source Financial Alliance for Women)

80% of buying decisions worldwide are either made or influenced by women. (Deloitte)

73% of women globally are unsatisfied with their financial services. (Boston Consulting Group)

34% of the world's businesses are owned by women. (World Bank). 68% of women's businesses in emerging economies have unmet credit needs. (IFC)

The global opportunity for banking unbanked individual women is greater than $24 billion (McKinsey)

Women are underserved by Financial Institutions for financial services. This constrains their ability to achieve financial independence, save reliably, access credit and uplift their families. The impact of the pandemic on women has exacerbated this problem. This session will explore how Financial Institutions can use technology and data to enhance women’s financial inclusion for their economic growth.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Understand the global problem, magnitude, and potential; the demand for solutions is huge
  • Global initiatives that are already underway to solve the problem – the time to act is NOW
  • A practical guide to solving by innovating with technology – a call to action

Who is this session perfect for?

You care about women’s financial freedom and autonomy Build products and services that are fundamentally equitable from inception Believe that helping women use financial products will uplift overall communities

15

Duration:

30

Why We Need To Empower Women's Economic Growth

Anita Rao

Director @ PayPal

4 November

Skills

Why you need to attend this session?

Women are a powerful force in the global economy with untapped potential. The demand for financial services for women is growing. (Source Financial Alliance for Women)

80% of buying decisions worldwide are either made or influenced by women. (Deloitte)

73% of women globally are unsatisfied with their financial services. (Boston Consulting Group)

34% of the world's businesses are owned by women. (World Bank). 68% of women's businesses in emerging economies have unmet credit needs. (IFC)

The global opportunity for banking unbanked individual women is greater than $24 billion (McKinsey)

Women are underserved by Financial Institutions for financial services. This constrains their ability to achieve financial independence, save reliably, access credit and uplift their families. The impact of the pandemic on women has exacerbated this problem. This session will explore how Financial Institutions can use technology and data to enhance women’s financial inclusion for their economic growth.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Understand the global problem, magnitude, and potential; the demand for solutions is huge
  • Global initiatives that are already underway to solve the problem – the time to act is NOW
  • A practical guide to solving by innovating with technology – a call to action

Who is this session perfect for?

You care about women’s financial freedom and autonomy Build products and services that are fundamentally equitable from inception Believe that helping women use financial products will uplift overall communities

 

16

Duration:

30

Career Advice Clinic

4 November

Skills

The Careers Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders and sponsor representatives who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

10-minute sessions at the Career Advice Clinic are limited to one per person and once they are booked they are gone. Booking will be made available one hour before the first slot of the dedicated hour block. 

16

Duration:

30

Career Advice Clinic

4 November

Skills

The Careers Advice Clinic will allow you to meet with industry leaders and sponsor representatives who are making themselves available to offer career advice and tips!

10-minute sessions at the Career Advice Clinic are limited to one per person and once they are booked they are gone. Booking will be made available one hour before the first slot of the dedicated hour block. 

 

16

Duration:

30

Executive Forum

4 November

Skills

Team

Are you thinking about a post-pandemic career move, or wondered what roles your experience could lend to?

These unique sessions are designed to unlock your value. Through 1:1 meetings, hiring managers will be on hand to identify your strengths, define growth areas and help you navigate through senior roles in tech.

10-minute sessions at the Executive Forum are limited to one per person and once they are booked they are gone. Booking will be made available one hour before the first slot of the dedicated hour block. 

16

Duration:

30

Executive Forum

4 November

Skills

Team

Are you thinking about a post-pandemic career move, or wondered what roles your experience could lend to?

These unique sessions are designed to unlock your value. Through 1:1 meetings, hiring managers will be on hand to identify your strengths, define growth areas and help you navigate through senior roles in tech.

10-minute sessions at the Executive Forum are limited to one per person and once they are booked they are gone. Booking will be made available one hour before the first slot of the dedicated hour block. 

 

17

Duration:

30

Keynote: Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Own Way

Shobhana Ahluwalia

CIO @ Peloton

4 November

Skills

Keynote

Why you need to attend this session?

Women tend to self-select out of activities either based on their own preconceived notions of what it takes to succeed, misplaced community advice or not using their voice to advocate for themselves.

Shobz Ahluwalia, CIO of Peloton, will discuss how you can sometimes be your own worst enemy. She’ll discuss her own career path, how she had to fight against a culture that wanted to protect her and not support her, and how she got out of her own way to thrive in the technology industry.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Don’t spend your time trying to get noticed - raise your hand and ask for what you need.
  • Know the difference between support and protection - and always opt for support. Success isn’t linear - you need to have the long term vision of what you want and not just about the next promotion.
  • Success isn’t a ladder, it’s a lattice.

Who is this session perfect for?

You find yourself at a crossroads in your career, you’re not sure what your next step is, and you’re hearing conflicting advice from your network.

17

Duration:

30

Keynote: Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Own Way

Shobhana Ahluwalia

CIO @ Peloton

4 November

Skills

Keynote

Why you need to attend this session?

Women tend to self-select out of activities either based on their own preconceived notions of what it takes to succeed, misplaced community advice or not using their voice to advocate for themselves.

Shobz Ahluwalia, CIO of Peloton, will discuss how you can sometimes be your own worst enemy. She’ll discuss her own career path, how she had to fight against a culture that wanted to protect her and not support her, and how she got out of her own way to thrive in the technology industry.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Don’t spend your time trying to get noticed - raise your hand and ask for what you need.
  • Know the difference between support and protection - and always opt for support. Success isn’t linear - you need to have the long term vision of what you want and not just about the next promotion.
  • Success isn’t a ladder, it’s a lattice.

Who is this session perfect for?

You find yourself at a crossroads in your career, you’re not sure what your next step is, and you’re hearing conflicting advice from your network.

 

19

Duration:

30

Case Study: How We Built A Digital Innovation Eco-System

Veerle Lauwers

Director Digital Strategy & Transformation @ Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

4 November

Processes

Digital

The journey of how we built a Digital innovation eco-system and mindset within Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, even in these virtual times.

Supporting the digital acceleration in a big consumer goods company in the post-pandemic world.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Discover how to create a digital innovation eco-system
  • How to Engage and build an innovation mindset
  • Understand how to Run a yearly innovation pipeline

Who is this session perfect for?

You want to accelerate Digital innovation, Engage all employees in the journey, build an Innovation Ecosystem

19

Duration:

30

Case Study: How We Built A Digital Innovation Eco-System

Veerle Lauwers

Director Digital Strategy & Transformation @ Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

4 November

Processes

Digital

The journey of how we built a Digital innovation eco-system and mindset within Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, even in these virtual times.

Supporting the digital acceleration in a big consumer goods company in the post-pandemic world.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Discover how to create a digital innovation eco-system
  • How to Engage and build an innovation mindset
  • Understand how to Run a yearly innovation pipeline

Who is this session perfect for?

You want to accelerate Digital innovation, Engage all employees in the journey, build an Innovation Ecosystem

 

19

Duration:

30

Case Study: Unpacking Data Science Processes

Beth Logan PhD

Sr. Director Data Science @ Roku

4 November

Why you need to Attend this session

Roku's flavour of Data Science enables Data Scientists to do what they do best, solving business problems using algorithms. Discover how to create better outcomes for the business and happier Data Scientists.

Within this practical session, Beth will walk through Data Science processes that fuel Roku’s growth. Building products that use machine learning and other algorithms to improve business outcomes. Expect the case study to cover a process similar to drug discovery. To progress ideas to products through a pipeline of ‘stages’, starting with analysis and followed by increasingly large-scale live experiments and release to GA.

The method enables a ‘fail fast’ system and course correct on ideas that don’t pan out. And it separates roles and responsibilities for Data Scientists and Engineers so each can focus on what they do best, leading to better work-life balance.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how to use Data Science to create innovative solutions
  • Learn how our way of working separates roles and responsibilities, leading to better work-life balance.
  • Discover the method in action with a metric based case study

Who is this session perfect for?

This session is perfect if you have business problems that can be solved using algorithms and want to learn a successful process to achieve this.

19

Duration:

30

Case Study: Unpacking Data Science Processes

Beth Logan PhD

Sr. Director Data Science @ Roku

4 November

Why you need to Attend this session

Roku's flavour of Data Science enables Data Scientists to do what they do best, solving business problems using algorithms. Discover how to create better outcomes for the business and happier Data Scientists.

Within this practical session, Beth will walk through Data Science processes that fuel Roku’s growth. Building products that use machine learning and other algorithms to improve business outcomes. Expect the case study to cover a process similar to drug discovery. To progress ideas to products through a pipeline of ‘stages’, starting with analysis and followed by increasingly large-scale live experiments and release to GA.

The method enables a ‘fail fast’ system and course correct on ideas that don’t pan out. And it separates roles and responsibilities for Data Scientists and Engineers so each can focus on what they do best, leading to better work-life balance.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how to use Data Science to create innovative solutions
  • Learn how our way of working separates roles and responsibilities, leading to better work-life balance.
  • Discover the method in action with a metric based case study

Who is this session perfect for?

This session is perfect if you have business problems that can be solved using algorithms and want to learn a successful process to achieve this.

 

20

Duration:

30

Creating An Inclusive UX Team Culture

Melanie Yencken

UX Design Lead @ Google

4 November

Many companies and managers truly want to be invested in building inclusive teams, creating an equitable team culture ensuring they grow and retain diverse talent. However, most do not know exactly how to begin. In this presentation I will share a toolkit constructed from my own experiences as a UX manager over the last 10 years, working to create diverse, equitable and inclusive team environments, focusing specifically on how to grow and retain diverse talent.

Session Key takeaways include:-

  • Learn the key steps to driving inclusive teams
  • How to build team trust & respect with psychological safety
  • Cultivating diverse perspectives and facilitating inclusive meetings
  • Provide equal opportunities and busting our own bias

20

Duration:

30

Creating An Inclusive UX Team Culture

Melanie Yencken

UX Design Lead @ Google

4 November

Many companies and managers truly want to be invested in building inclusive teams, creating an equitable team culture ensuring they grow and retain diverse talent. However, most do not know exactly how to begin. In this presentation I will share a toolkit constructed from my own experiences as a UX manager over the last 10 years, working to create diverse, equitable and inclusive team environments, focusing specifically on how to grow and retain diverse talent.

Session Key takeaways include:-

  • Learn the key steps to driving inclusive teams
  • How to build team trust & respect with psychological safety
  • Cultivating diverse perspectives and facilitating inclusive meetings
  • Provide equal opportunities and busting our own bias
 

09

Duration:

30

Women In Technology Keynote: To be Announced

5 November

Keynote

09

Duration:

30

Women In Technology Keynote: To be Announced

5 November

Keynote

10

Duration:

30

Women In Technology Keynote: To be Announced

5 November

Keynote

10

Duration:

30

Women In Technology Keynote: To be Announced

5 November

Keynote

10

Duration:

30

How To Find Your Place In The AI World?

Anna Choury

Advanced Data Analytics Manager @ Airbus

5 November

Maybe you want a career shift to AI.

Maybe you want to simply know more about AI.

Maybe you want to have a positive impact but don’t know where to start.

Maybe you just want to silence that acquaintance who claims that AI is going to take over the world soon.

Either way, this concerns you. In this interactive session Anna Choury, responsible AI expert, will guide you through the pitfalls and opportunities of AI training so you can finally find your place in the AI world.

More than just an innovative technology, AI brings the promise of technological, economic, social and ethical revolutions. As a woman in tech, you matter and AI needs you. Let’s explore together how you can thrive and make a change!

Session Key takeaways:

  • Identify what to look for in training resources in AI
  • Discover the different profiles needed for a successful AI project (spoiler : they are not all data-related)
  • Determine concrete actions you can implement for a more sustainable and responsible tech

This session is for you if