Conference Agenda

08:15-9:00  Registration and coffee

09:00-09.05  Welcome, Vanessa Vallely, WeAreTheCity

09:05-09:15  Welcome from our lead sponsors

09:15-09:20  Welcome from conference facilitator, Kate Russell, BBC Click

09:20-09:35  Leading Innovation with, Claire Cockerton, conference host and CEO & Founder, Plexal

09:35-09:50  The future is Digital, TBC

09:50-10:05  The up rise of Fintech – Julia Streets, CEO Streets Consulting

10:05–10:35  Tech Innovation and Fintech Q&A with above speakers and industry guests, facilitated by Kate Russell

10.35-10:50  Tech research spotlight – Digital Families, a new digital strategy framework – Deborah O’Neill, OW Labs

10:50-11:10  Networking break

11:10-11:25  The future of Coding and apps– Anne Marie Imafidon MBE, Stemettes

11:25-11:45  Security and Cyber, it’s everyone’s business! – Tayna Harris, CEO, Harrman Cyber

11:45-12:15  Apps, Coding, Digital, Cyber Security Q&A with above speakers and industry guests, facilitated by Kate Russell

12.15-12:30  Tech research spotlight – TBC

12:30-13:20  Buffet Lunch Break


13:30-14:15  Electives (delegates can choose 1 elective session)


Big Data, API’s & Cloud Computing  – What is it and how is this changing the way we work?

Artificial Intelligence – Will the machines take over and if so, when and how?

The Internet of Everything  – Transforming the way we live and work


14:15-14:35   Transition Break


14:35-15:20 Electives (delegates can choose 1 elective session)


The Rise of Wearable Tech – How is wearable tech changing lives

Learn to code in Python – Masterclass

Other TBC


15:20-15:40  Networking Break

15.40-15:55  Tech research spotlight – TBC

15.55-16:40   Tech leaders lighting the way – get ahead in your career panel

16.40-17:30  Speed mentoring with senior leaders and sponsors

17:30-19:30   Close, networking drinks & canapes (optional attendance)