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

09

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.

09

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

Workshop: Powerful Storytelling

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

3 November

Skills

Workshop

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Powerful Storytelling informs, inspires, and motivates people to action. It is your master weapon to convey your ideas, energize your team and ultimately drive success. Come and meet PowerSpeaking Inc’s Master Facilitator Sarah Palmer for a fun, empowering and highly experiential Workshop to transform your business stories.

Session Key takeaways:

  • A clear, systematic storytelling framework
  • An understanding of what makes a successful story
  • Enthusiasm to put what you have learnt into practice immediately!

Who is this session perfect for?

Anyone wishing to employ stories to become a more relatable presenter, and to persuade and energize your team.

10

Duration:

30

Workshop: Powerful Storytelling

Sarah Palmer

Trainer and Coach @ Power Speaking

3 November

Skills

Workshop

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Powerful Storytelling informs, inspires, and motivates people to action. It is your master weapon to convey your ideas, energize your team and ultimately drive success. Come and meet PowerSpeaking Inc’s Master Facilitator Sarah Palmer for a fun, empowering and highly experiential Workshop to transform your business stories.

Session Key takeaways:

  • A clear, systematic storytelling framework
  • An understanding of what makes a successful story
  • Enthusiasm to put what you have learnt into practice immediately!

Who is this session perfect for?

Anyone wishing to employ stories to become a more relatable presenter, and to persuade and energize your team.

 

11

Duration:

30

Presentation by Grafana

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

11

Duration:

30

Presentation by Grafana

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

 

11

Duration:

30

Data Governance in Modern Enterprise

Isabel Arevalo

Senior Cloud Solution Architect in Data and Analytics @ Microsoft

3 November

Digital

Skills

Organisations are centralising their data into a single view of data discovery but organisations also need to be able to trust their own data. During this process, organisations also need to understand the risk profile of data and understand if the data is compliant to governance standards such as GDPR. In this talk I'll take you through our vision of Data Governance and learn to maximise the business value of your data

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the impact of implementing data governance in an organisation.
  • Purview benefits to help to build the data governance framework and maximise the business value of your data

Target audience:

Chief Data Officer, Data Owners, Head of Data, Data Architects, Data Engineers

11

Duration:

30

Data Governance in Modern Enterprise

Isabel Arevalo

Senior Cloud Solution Architect in Data and Analytics @ Microsoft

3 November

Digital

Skills

Organisations are centralising their data into a single view of data discovery but organisations also need to be able to trust their own data. During this process, organisations also need to understand the risk profile of data and understand if the data is compliant to governance standards such as GDPR. In this talk I'll take you through our vision of Data Governance and learn to maximise the business value of your data

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the impact of implementing data governance in an organisation.
  • Purview benefits to help to build the data governance framework and maximise the business value of your data

Target audience:

Chief Data Officer, Data Owners, Head of Data, Data Architects, Data Engineers

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic With Xena

Aoife Morrin

Principal Recruitment Consultant (DE&I) @ Xena

3 November

Skills

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

Skills

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 Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Mathew Divine

Team Lead Clinical Development & Digital Transformation @ Boehringer Ingelheim

3 November

Skills

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.

Mathew has a background in quantitative biomedical sciences.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Machine Learning 
  • Data Science
  • Data Science skill sets 
  • Digital Innovation

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic With Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Mathew Divine

Team Lead Clinical Development & Digital Transformation @ Boehringer Ingelheim

3 November

Skills

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.

Mathew has a background in quantitative biomedical sciences.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Machine Learning 
  • Data Science
  • Data Science skill sets 
  • Digital Innovation

 

 

11

Duration:

30

1-2-1 Career Advice Clinic

3 November

Skills

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

Skills

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



 

 

12

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.

12

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.

 

12

Duration:

30

Women in Technology Speed Networking

12

Duration:

30

Women in Technology Speed Networking

12

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.

12

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.

 

12

Duration:

30

Workshop by Corning

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

12

Duration:

30

Workshop by Corning

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

 

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

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Joanne Thurlow

Head of IT @ Siemens Energy

3 November

Skills

Workshop

Premium Ticket Holders Only

14

Duration:

30

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

Joanne Thurlow

Head of IT @ Siemens Energy

3 November

Skills

Workshop

Premium Ticket Holders Only

14

Duration:

30

WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Dgraph

Nathalia Rus

Co-Founder & Software Engineer @ Custodian

3 November

Digital

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Skills

Team

Workshop

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Skills

Team

Workshop

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Premium Ticket Holders Only

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

Parinita Satpute

Manager, Strategy and Ops, Google Products and Users @ Google

3 November

Skills

Awaiting Session Details

17

Duration:

30

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

Parinita Satpute

Manager, Strategy and Ops, Google Products and Users @ Google

3 November

Skills

Awaiting Session Details

 

17

Duration:

30

Essential Skills For A Successful Cloud Computing Career

Vanitha Kumar

Sr. Engagement Manager @ Amazon Web Services

3 November

Skills

Digital

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

Skills

Digital

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

Skills

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

Skills

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

Presentation by Twilio

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

19

Duration:

30

Presentation by Twilio

3 November

Awaiting Session Details

 

09

Duration:

30

Women in Technology Online Festival Keynote

4 November

Digital

Keynote

Awaiting Session Details

09

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

Digital

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

Digital

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.

 

10

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: What Makes A Mobile Development Team Great?

Chryssa Aliferi

Android Chapter Lead @ Plum Fintech

4 November

Team

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.

10

Duration:

30

Campfire Session: What Makes A Mobile Development Team Great?

Chryssa Aliferi

Android Chapter Lead @ Plum Fintech

4 November

Team

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

Dive Into Deep Learning: Time Series Forecasting

Mayuri Madhur

Software Development Engineer @ Flipkart

4 November

Digital

Skills

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

Digital

Skills

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

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

Processes

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

Processes

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

The Future of Work: Are you a Globally Competitive Employer?

Ciara O’Connell

Head of Novartis Global Service Center Dublin and Novartis Consulting Ireland @ Novartis

4 November

An Interactive discussion on Novartis’s approach to reimaging how workforces operate globally, and how Ciara applied these concepts locally to empower internal associates and to attract talent outside of Dublin.

Why should you attend this session?

The global pandemic has accelerated the organizational need of many companies to explore new working models. People have expressed a strong desire for more flexibility in how, where and when they work. At Novartis, we believe we can create a future working model that optimizes both personal and business performance. This will be a multi-year journey for us and we have a lot to learn and experiment. This roundtable discussion will be an opportunity to share experience and ideas across a broader range of industries and organizations.

Who is this session perfect for?

If you have an opinion on this topic and would like to take part in a shared learning discussion on the future of work globally.

12

Duration:

30

The Future of Work: Are you a Globally Competitive Employer?

Ciara O’Connell

Head of Novartis Global Service Center Dublin and Novartis Consulting Ireland @ Novartis

4 November

An Interactive discussion on Novartis’s approach to reimaging how workforces operate globally, and how Ciara applied these concepts locally to empower internal associates and to attract talent outside of Dublin.

Why should you attend this session?

The global pandemic has accelerated the organizational need of many companies to explore new working models. People have expressed a strong desire for more flexibility in how, where and when they work. At Novartis, we believe we can create a future working model that optimizes both personal and business performance. This will be a multi-year journey for us and we have a lot to learn and experiment. This roundtable discussion will be an opportunity to share experience and ideas across a broader range of industries and organizations.

Who is this session perfect for?

If you have an opinion on this topic and would like to take part in a shared learning discussion on the future of work globally.

 

13

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.

13

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.

 

13

Duration:

30

Presentation By Covington & Burling LLP

Luciana Griebel

Associate @ Covington & Burling LLP

Louise Nash

Partner @ Covington & Burling LLP

4 November

Processes

13

Duration:

30

Presentation By Covington & Burling LLP

Luciana Griebel

Associate @ Covington & Burling LLP

Louise Nash

Partner @ Covington & Burling LLP

4 November

Processes

13

Duration:

30

UX Testing in Agile Development

Kimberly Snoyl

UX Designer & Sr. Software Tester @ Capgemini

4 November

Digital

UX Design takes place prior to the development phase. UX Testing, using data, takes place after the product is already built (e.g. using tools like Google Analytics). Kimberly Snoyl will give us her take on UX Testing and the possibilities it has. As a tester, her work is to make sure the designed product is built correctly according to the requirements in the development phase. After this talk you know what tests you can do which fit in a sprint, in addition to the functional tests, which will improve the User Experience of the product.

Why should you attend this session?

Most organizations and agile teams only focus on working functionality and to deliver a shippable increment each sprint. This mindset comes with trade-offs: User experience can become a nice to have, and this will lead to a lower product quality. Come to this talk to learn how you can overcome this and deliver high quality products each sprint.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Learn why UX Testing can be more important than working functionality
  • Learn how you can do an UX Expert Review
  • Gain other UX Testing techniques you can do that fit in a busy sprint

Target audience:

Testers and other Agile Software Development team members

13

Duration:

30

UX Testing in Agile Development

Kimberly Snoyl

UX Designer & Sr. Software Tester @ Capgemini

4 November

Digital

UX Design takes place prior to the development phase. UX Testing, using data, takes place after the product is already built (e.g. using tools like Google Analytics). Kimberly Snoyl will give us her take on UX Testing and the possibilities it has. As a tester, her work is to make sure the designed product is built correctly according to the requirements in the development phase. After this talk you know what tests you can do which fit in a sprint, in addition to the functional tests, which will improve the User Experience of the product.

Why should you attend this session?

Most organizations and agile teams only focus on working functionality and to deliver a shippable increment each sprint. This mindset comes with trade-offs: User experience can become a nice to have, and this will lead to a lower product quality. Come to this talk to learn how you can overcome this and deliver high quality products each sprint.

Session Key takeaways:

  • Learn why UX Testing can be more important than working functionality
  • Learn how you can do an UX Expert Review
  • Gain other UX Testing techniques you can do that fit in a busy sprint

Target audience:

Testers and other Agile Software Development team members

 

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

Breaking The Silos – Data Science Is A Team Sport

Dr. Brigitte Fuhr

Head of Central Data Science @ Boehringer Ingelheim

4 November

Team

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

Dr. Brigitte Fuhr

Head of Central Data Science @ Boehringer Ingelheim

4 November

Team

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.

 

15

Duration:

30

The Principles of Purpose-Driven Reinvention

Stacy Simpson

Chief Marketing Officer, Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ Genpact

4 November

Digital

Processes

During this one-on-one exchange, Karen Walker of Forbes will sit down with Stacy Simpson, Genpact’s Chief Marketing Officer & Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to discuss Genpact’s purpose journey and what it takes to reinvent yourself or your company as being purpose led.  

Why you need to attend this session

In today’s world, having a clearly defined purpose isn’t a “nice to have,” it is a “must have.” Consumers, employees, and investors are increasingly demanding that companies harmonize purpose and profit, speak out on social issues, and integrate a clearly defined purpose into the culture of their organizations.   

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What it takes to reinvent yourself or your brand as being purpose-driven  
  • How to ensure alignment of purpose across different cultures and stakeholders  
  • What are some “Principles of purpose-driven reinvention”

Who is this session perfect for?

For leaders, brand builders, and team members looking to ignite purpose within themselves and their organizations. Principles can be applied to teams and organizations of all sizes, across all industries, and individuals. 

15

Duration:

30

The Principles of Purpose-Driven Reinvention

Stacy Simpson

Chief Marketing Officer, Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ Genpact

4 November

Digital

Processes

During this one-on-one exchange, Karen Walker of Forbes will sit down with Stacy Simpson, Genpact’s Chief Marketing Officer & Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to discuss Genpact’s purpose journey and what it takes to reinvent yourself or your company as being purpose led.  

Why you need to attend this session

In today’s world, having a clearly defined purpose isn’t a “nice to have,” it is a “must have.” Consumers, employees, and investors are increasingly demanding that companies harmonize purpose and profit, speak out on social issues, and integrate a clearly defined purpose into the culture of their organizations.   

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What it takes to reinvent yourself or your brand as being purpose-driven  
  • How to ensure alignment of purpose across different cultures and stakeholders  
  • What are some “Principles of purpose-driven reinvention”

Who is this session perfect for?

For leaders, brand builders, and team members looking to ignite purpose within themselves and their organizations. Principles can be applied to teams and organizations of all sizes, across all industries, and individuals. 

 

15

Duration:

30

A Working Moms Guide to Re-entering and Remaining in the Workforce

Carol Juel

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operating Officer @ Synchrony

Allison Robinson

Founder and CEO @ The Mom Project

4 November

Digital

In this fireside-style chat, two successful working moms – Allison Robinson, Founder and CEO of The Mom Project, and Carol Juel, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer at Synchrony – will share their perspectives and secrets to what it takes to be a successful working mom and how companies can retain them.  

Why should you attend this session?

Working moms have always faced challenges balancing work and family life. But one year and a half into the pandemic, this challenge has been greater than ever before. The result: Working moms are stepping out of the workplace at unprecedented levels. This has negative implications for women and the organizations who need them.  

 

Session Key takeaways: 

  • How The Mom Project can help women re-enter the workforce at their own pace  
  • Tips to being a successful working parent  
  • Programs, policies and best practices organizations can take to support working moms  

15

Duration:

30

A Working Moms Guide to Re-entering and Remaining in the Workforce

Carol Juel

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operating Officer @ Synchrony

Allison Robinson

Founder and CEO @ The Mom Project

4 November

Digital

In this fireside-style chat, two successful working moms – Allison Robinson, Founder and CEO of The Mom Project, and Carol Juel, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer at Synchrony – will share their perspectives and secrets to what it takes to be a successful working mom and how companies can retain them.  

Why should you attend this session?

Working moms have always faced challenges balancing work and family life. But one year and a half into the pandemic, this challenge has been greater than ever before. The result: Working moms are stepping out of the workplace at unprecedented levels. This has negative implications for women and the organizations who need them.  

 

Session Key takeaways: 

  • How The Mom Project can help women re-enter the workforce at their own pace  
  • Tips to being a successful working parent  
  • Programs, policies and best practices organizations can take to support working moms  
 

15

Duration:

30

How To Forcast At Scale: Optimising The Supply Chain

Marta Dies

Senior Data Science @ Vistaprint

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

Senior Data Science @ Vistaprint

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.

 

16

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