Welcome with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen & WeAreTheCity

Welcome from conference facilitator and host with Kate Russell, Journalist, Tech Reporter & Author, BBC Click

Headline keynote – Speaker TBC

Let’s create a movement, TechSheCan with Sheridan Ash, Technology and Investments Director and Women in Technology Leader, PwC

Working together we can inspire more females to get into tech subjects and careers at an earlier stage of their lives. Sheridan Ash founded The Tech She Can Charter in 2018 and its now a collaboration of over 125 organisations. The Charter signatories have produced ‘Tech We Can’ lessons and successfully piloted these with teachers and over 700 students between 10-13 years old. Next stage is to make the lessons available to all schools. Hear from Sheridan to find out more about how you and your organisation can support this fantastic initiative.

AM Session 1

How the future of robotics will challenge the tech industry with Dr Pippa Malmgren, Co-Founder, H Robotics

Tech innovation and its impact on the future world of work, with Accenture

The evolution of artificial intelligence with Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC

Tech innovation and AI Q&A panel with Dr Pippa Malmgren, Co-Founder, H Robotics; Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC; Meri Williams, CTO, Monzo Bank; and Ashley Duqué Kienzle, Director of Product for Knowledge (AI), Babylon Health

Networking break / Tech marketplace open


AM Session 2

Invisible women – exposing data bias in a world designed for men with Caroline Criado Perez OBE, Writer, Broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner, author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you’re a woman. In this talk, Caroline Criado Perez will show how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population.

Big data, ethics and regulation with Deborah O’Neill, Head of UK Digital, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Cyber security – Making it a habit, not a hassle with Lopa Ghosha, Associate Partner, UKI Cyber Leader, People and Culture Lead, EY

Big data and cyber security Q&A panel with Caroline Criado Perez OBE, Writer, Broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner, author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men; Deborah O’Neill, Head of UK Digital, Partner, Oliver Wyman and Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director, National Cyber Security

Lunch break / Tech marketplace open


Elective Session 1

(delegates can chose one elective session)

The future of payments with Christina Hamilton, Senior Leader SVP Commercial Development, UK and Europe, Worldpay

Meet the disruptors – How entrepreneurs and start-ups are disrupting the industry the tech landscape Q+A panel hosted by Kate Russell, BBC Click with Jess Wade MBE, Physicist, Imperial College London; Claudine Adeyemi, Founder & CEO, Career Ear and Cheryl Laidlaw, Founder, London Web Girl, sponsored by OpenFin Inc

Responsible transformation and mental health in tech, sponsored by Lloyds Bank

The evolution of Alexa and voice recognition with Lauren Kisser, Director, Alexa International Q&A, Amazon

Transition break / Tech marketplace open


Elective Session 2

(delegates can chose one elective session)

The evolution of cloud technology, with Marnie McCormack, Software Engineering Director; and Julie Fraulo, Software Engineering Director, J.P. Morgan

Topic TBC, with BAE Systems

How to accelerate your career – Top tips from senior tech leaders Q+A panel hosted by Kate Russell, BBC Click with Gary Delooze, CTO, Nationwide; Kaija Gu, Partner, Oliver Wyman; Piyali Mitra, Pods Programme Lead, Barclays and Ben Brabyn, Head, Level39, sponsored by Nationwide

Buying vs Building: Santander’s Journey to Chatbots and Virtual Assistants (a use case) with Ildefonso Olmedo, Head of Innovation, Santander

How strategic decisions are made when considering whether to buy software or build in house. Come and find out how Santander implemented Chatbots and Virtual Assistants to better serve their clients.

Transition break / Tech marketplace open


Elective Session 3

(delegates can chose one elective session)

How the world of digital is evolving and what is disrupting the digital landscape with Megan Caywood, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays

Learn to code in Python (beginners session, no experience needed) with Carrie Ann Philbin, Director, Raspberry Pi; sponsored by Morgan Stanley

One womans journey – From ambulance dispatcher to Security Chief with Emma Griffin, Deputy Group CISO, Sky

Life as Data Scientists at Spotify, with Spotify

Networking break / Tech marketplace open


PM Session 4

How health tech is evolving with Rachel Dunscombe, CEO, NHS Digital Academy & Global Lead, KLAS Arch Collaborative; and Phillipa Winter, BSc OT, MBCS, Chief Informatics Officer, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Hall of fame Q&A panel hosted by Ortis Deley, Host and Presenter, The Gadget Show with Professor Sue Black OBE, Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist, UK Government Advisor, Women’s Equality Party candidate for London Mayor 2020, Professional Speaker & Author; Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes; Dorothee Schobert-Sargent, Managing Director, Credit Suisse and Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK

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