One Tech World Conference Agenda


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The sessions* featured on our stages are a mixture of live and recorded keynotes, Q&A panels and ‘In the Lounge’ fireside chats.

The stages will be divided into six tracks – Innovation, Emerging Technology, You and Your Career, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We also have an ‘In the Lounge, Career Conversations’ stage and an on-demand stage for individuals joining us from other global time zones.

All sessions and panels are being recorded and will be available for ticket holders to play on demand for a period of 30 days.

*The agenda is subject to change



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One Tech World - Innovation Agenda

Tech in the Future
with Ortis Deley, TV Presenter, DJ & Actor

Artificial Intelligence – Friend or Foe?
with Tabitha Goldstaub MBE, Co-Founder, CogX

Tabitha Goldstaub MBE joins us to explain why AI is both a friend to embrace and a foe to be wary of. She’ll break down the tech-bro barriers offering a straightforward introduction to the topic and some guidance on how to make sure AI works for you – and not you for it! If your social feed defines your spending habits or you’ve downloaded the latest filter to see what you’ll look like when you are old or now connect with your doctor using an app, have applied for a job online or used your phone to arrive at work in record time, AI is playing a part in how you live, work and play. We live in an era where machines are taught to learn and act without human intervention and there are infinite possibilities to their applications. In this talk you’ll learn about the risk of these technologies biasing against and some techniques to navigate the current and future developments consciously. As well as explaining the risks Tabitha lays out the awesome benefits AI can offer. From spotting disease to tailoring education and tackling climate change the potential rewards are life-changing. Before she dives into AI she’ll start by taking us back to her childhood showing how a girl from a very non-technical background with no engineering training navigated the industry and ended up becoming a useful cog in the AI ecosystem driving a huge festival CogX and chairing the Government’s AI Council. She’ll then leave us supportive practical advice, 5 top tips and share an extensive list of books, films, courses and more for further exploration.

Panel: Senior Leaders Talk Innovation
Facilitated by David Savage, Group Technology Evangelist, Harvey Nash Group & Founder, Tech Talks, with Jane Mustoe, Head of Enabling Technology and Labs, Tesco; Rob McCargow, Technology Impact Leader, PwC; Tim Hole, Innovation Coach, Sky Labs; and Deborah O’Neill, Head of UK Digital, Partner, Oliver Wyman

The Future of Payments
with Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate, Starling Bank

How we pay for goods and services has undergone many step changes over the years and we are currently in the midsts of another one. This talk will examine how increased consumer demand for convenience and also control over the payment schemes comes together with forces within the industry that are attempting to drive prices down and attempts by the regulator to increase competition and protect consumers. Join to hear where the combination of these forces could lead.

Cyber 2022 – What’s Coming Down the Track
with Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director, National Cyber Security Centre

The Road to Net Zero
with Jennifer Tsim, Partner, Financial Services & Digital Practices, Oliver Wyman

Panel: Does Hybrid Working Stifle Innovation?
Facilitated by David Savage, Group Technology Evangelist, Harvey Nash Group & Founder, Tech Talks, with Auriol Stevens, Global Technology Director – Employee Experience & Digital Workplace, Unilever; and Molly Johnson-Jones, CEO & Co-Founder, Flexa

Femtech, a trillion dollar industry
with Karina Vazirova, Co-Founder, FemTech Lab

One Tech World - Emerging Technology Agenda

Can Space Tech Save the Planet
with Dr Kathryn O’Donnell, COO, In-Space Missions Ltd

The Future of Digital Identity
with Lewis Cannon, Principal, Oliver Wyman

Crypto – Moving Towards Institutional Adoption?
with Anne Matson, Vice President, Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Northern Trust

Enabling an Improved Customer & Colleague Experience Through Better Use of Technology
with Cheryl Stevens MBE, Digital Director of Shared Channels Experience, DWP

Inter-dependability Between Sustainability and Tech
with Jigesha Lock, Director, Sustainability Data & Analytics Tech, Credit Suisse

Solving the World’s Health Problems Through Tech
with Denver Phiri, Health Economist & Speaker

One Tech World - You & Your Career Agenda

The Art of Building Confidence – How Self Promotion Can Lead to Career Growth
with Priya Sodha, Founder & CEO, Innergem

Self Promotion is one of the top leading leadership skills that can support a women’s career growth. In this session, you will understand the importance of self promotion & research surrounding its impact. In addition, learn a key strategy & tip to authentically self promote & articulate your accomplishments in the workplace.

Just One Reason: The Power of Professional Relationships
with Andy Lopata, Author, Speaker & Professional Relationship Strategist

The success of your career will be determined, to a substantial degree, by the strength of the relationships you forge along the way. Whether with your peers, your bosses, your clients or other key stakeholders, if you have a network rooted in deep relationships, you then have people who will advocate for you, advise you, guide and support you in whatever ways you need. In this popular session, Andy explores the fundamentals of building, nurturing and leveraging strong professional relationships and gives you some practical tips to achieve your full potential with the support of those around you.

The Road to Reinvention – It’s Shorter Than You Think
with Susie Ramroop, Mindset Coach & International Speaker, Make Life Simple Ltd.

Panel: Senior Leaders Share Their Top Tips for Career Success
Facilitated by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen, with Dr Mary Haigh, CISO, BAE Systems; Fay Cooper, Deputy Director, Head of Product, DWP Digital; Mark Ellis, Managing Director & Head of Group Operations Solutions, Credit Suisse; and Helen Bierton, Chief Banking Officer, Starling Bank

Beyond Burnout: How to Spot it, Stop it and Stamp it Out
with Suzi McAlpine, Leadership Development Specialist & Author, Beyond Burnout

Thriving as an Introverted Leader
with Carol Stewart, Founder, Abounding Solutions & Author, Quietly Visible: Leading With Influence and Impact as an Introverted Woman

In the work environment it is often the case that the ones who ‘shout’ loudest are the ones who get heard, get the recognition, get the promotions, and get ahead. The quieter ones often get overlooked. With some reports stating that introverts only account for 2% of senior executives (despite making up 30-50% of the population), what hope does this give to those who are introverted and want to progress? Meetings, networking, selection interviews, open plan offices… many of our work practices are unfavourably biased towards introversion. Add to that the misconceptions about what introversion is, it can lead to a misunderstanding of people who are introverted, and can leave the affected individuals with a poor self-image. These negatively impact their career and leadership experience. This talk will get you looking at how people who are introverted can overcome these challenges, release their introverted super-powers, and thrive as leaders in their own authentic, introverted way.

Building Mental Fitness: Learning to Master Your Mind
with Amy Yip, Life Transformation & Mental Fitness Coach

The more mentally fit you are, the more you’ll be able to handle the stress, anxiety and frustrations that might come from work and personal life challenges. This includes relationships and how you engage with others like your colleagues, partner, children. Your level of Mental Fitness is the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential. The good news is that, just like physical fitness, you can boost your Mental Fitness significantly with practice! uring this workshop, we will unpack:

  • How you tend to self-sabotage with Saboteurs like the Judge, the Hyper-Rational, the Controller, the Hyper-Achiever, the Pleaser and 5 others
  • The 3 core muscles at the root of mental fitness

Panel: In Tech, Still Ambitious! – Don’t Count Me Out
Facilitated by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen, with Rebecca Peagram, Finance Director for Global Capabilities, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence; Jenny Gwilliam, Principal Agile Lead, Sky; and Sarah Garton, Accenture; Naomi Masterson, Senior Principal, Enterprise Architecture & Solutions Consulting, Northern Trust; and Sarah Garton, Client Account Lead, Accenture

How to Remain Visible When Working From Home
with Harriet Minter, Journalist, Speaker & Director, The HVM Group

We all know that building your profile and making the right connections is vital if you want to get ahead in your career. But with water cooler moments a thing of the past, how do we ensure that just because we’re out of the office, we’re not out of mind? In this talk, Harriet Minter, journalist and author of WFH: How to Build a Career you Love when You’re Not in the Office, will talk you through a simple plan for working remotely AND staying visible. She’ll explain a simple three step plan for building your network, help you enrol your boss (and your boss’s boss) in your career plan and give you some simple tips for getting over the fear of standing out.

How to Become a Speaking Sensation
with Esther Stanhope, The ‘Impact Guru’ & Founder, Esther Stanhope Ltd.

Women often face particular challenges when it comes to being visibly brilliant at their job and standing in the spotlight with all eyes on them! The good news is you can learn to speak well if you know how to go about it. This fun masterclass is designed to help you; – Break down the invisible obstacles that hold you back – Feel more confident at speaking in a public forum – Get yourself a gig. – Be awesome – Gather the tools you need to start today! One Tech World’s regular international confidence speaker, Esther Stanhope has worked with senior women in global organisations all over the world. A former senior BBC Producer, she’s interviewed Hollywood stars (Madonna & George Clooney) and helped politicians, business leaders Barclays, JPMorgan, Deloitte), lawyers (A&O) and barristers to speak with more impact. She knows how to make you shine. Bonus – You get a free download of her audiobook ”Goodbye Glossophobia – banish your fear of public speaking”

Panel: How Do We Remove the Barriers for Women in Tech (Based on Ipsos Mori Survey Results)
Facilitated by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen with Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter; and Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, TechUK

No Imposters Here, Say Goodbye to Your Inner Critic
with Jenny Garrett OBE, Award-Winning Career Coach & Leadership Trainer

Ever felt like a fraud? Had that nagging feeling that you’ll be found out, or are you waiting to feel more confident before you realise your plans or your goals? In this session, we’ll dive into uncovering the keys to confidence and overcoming imposter syndrome. You will uncover what drives you, learn how to identify, challenge and replace unhelpful limiting thoughts and beliefs and be introduced to the concept of imposter syndrome. You’ll come away with new strategies, tools and an action plan and uncover an altogether more confident you.

Panel: Millennials Talk Tech Careers
Facilitated by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen with Priyanka Marisarla, Vice President, Data Strategy & Data Management, Northern Trust; Akua Opong, Senior Analyst, London Stock Exchange; Rianna Pindoria, Business and Integration Arch Analyst, Accenture; and Hope Carr-Oddie, Engineering Degree Apprentice, Goldman Sachs

One Tech World - Diversity & Inclusion Agenda

Panel: MenopauseX – Placing Data at the Heart of the Solution
Facilitated by Kat Holmes, Data Director, MenopauseX, with Lucy Chatwin, Commercial Director, Newson Health Research and Education Limited; Gaele Lalahy, Chief Operating Officer, Balance App and Amy Lindsay, Data Leader & Enthusiast, Changemaker & Solar Expert

Fostering Neurodiverse Talent
with Dr Nancy Doyle, Occupational Psychologist & CEO, Genius Within

Menopause and it’s Drain on the Tech Talent Pool
with Sharon Vibert, Director, Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace

Panel: The Importance of Male Allies
Facilitated by Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting, with Russ Shaw CBE, Founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates; Jason Providence, Managing Director – Products & Platforms, Accenture; Peter Akwaboah, Chief Operating Officer of Operations, Technology and Firm Resilience, Morgan Stanley; and Rob Harris, Field Delivery Director, British Gas

Tech For Good – Funding and Investment
with Veronica Celis Vergara, Founder & CEO, EnlightAID

Tech She Can – Working Together to Ensure Technology Works for All
with Robyn Howard, COO, Tech She Can

Robyn Howard explains all about Tech She Can, a collaboration created in 2018 but recently awarded charity status which aims for women to be equal members in creating and developing new tech products and services. How can you and your organisation get involved in inspiring the next generation?

Panel: How Do We Get More Girls into Technology
Facilitated by Claire Thorne, Co-CEO, Tech She Can, with Rav Bumbra, Founder, Structur3dpeople & Cajigo; Katherine Loe, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Anna Brailsford, CEO, Code First Girls; and Amanda Obidike, Founding Curator of the WEF Global Shapers, Ozubulu Hub; & Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa

Panel: Tech Returners – How Do We Get the Women Back?
Facilitated by Beckie Taylor, CEO, Tech Returners, with Helen Gardner, Consultant, Infinity Works (part of Accenture); Rana Alqrenawi, Senior Product Manager at Hiring Hub and Founder & CEO, AspireHer; Rachel Chenery, Developer, AutoTrader; Sona Sugumaran, Software Developer, Larson & Toubro; and Katie Postel, Technical Analyst, DDC-AS

Panel: How can Companies Drive Inclusion?
Facilitated by Birgit Neu, Senior DEI Advisor & Former Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, HSBC, with Ria Johal, Amazon; Theresa Palmer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence; and Sonia Meggie, EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Bloomberg LP

The Female Founder Conundrum
with Anais Cisneros, Venture Partner, Rally Cap Ventures

Having been a founder, a VC and a community leader Anais Cisneros has seen the female founder problem from up-close. It still sounds wild to her that only 1.1% of the capital goes to all female founder teams and 8.8% to mixed teams in Europe, according to the Atomico State of European Tech report. Anais has narrowed it down to three main components and has identified things that we can all do to take actions into the matter and get those funding rounds closed!

Orla Dunne,Global Head of Foundational Infrastructure & Head of EMEA Core Engineering, Goldman Sachs

Jane Mustoe, Head of Enabling Technology and Labs, Tesco

Molly Johnson-Jones, CEO & Co-Founder, Flexa

Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer & Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US

Ann Hiatt, Leadership Strategist & Author of Bet On Yourself

Ann Hiatt, founder and author of Bet on Yourself. Vanessa Vallely OBE will be talking to Ann about what was like to work for Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon and Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google! During this conversation Ann will be sharing her top tips for success, setting up your side hustle and telling us why we all need to bet on ourselves!

Dr Kate Devlin, Reader in Artificial Intelligence & Society, King’s College London

Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in culture and change at King’s College. Kate and Vanessa Vallely OBE will be speaking with Kate about her book, Sex and Robots, AI, Ethics and her incredible career in academia. Not to be missed, Kate has a lot to say about what needs to be done to see a fairer and more ethical world of tech.

Auriol Stevens, Global Technology Director – Employee Experience & Digital Workplace, Unilever

Vicki Lau, Visual Effects (VFX) Artist/Generalist, Virtual Reality (VR) Developer, TEDx speaker, Entrepreneur & Educator

Flavilla Fongang, Serial Entrepreneur, Author & Founder, 3 Colours Rule

Flavilla Fongang, founder of 3 Colours Rule, multi award winning entrepreneur and Computer Weekly’s top two most influential women in tech. Flavilla and Vanessa Vallely OBE will be talking her incredible business and her life as a brand strategist and entreprenuer, her work on Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates for Black Women in Tech, her book, The Voices in the Shadow, which tells the stories of 51 incredible diverse women in the industry.

Charlene Hunter, Founder & CEO, Coding Black Females

Charlene Hunter MBE, the multi award winning Founder of Coding Black Females. Vanessa Vallely OBE and Charlene will be talking about her community, why we need more black females in coding and what her organisation is doing to support black women in the industry. Charlene was recently appointed her MBE and will soon be off to New York as part of a delegation selected by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to help expand the global reach of Coding Black Females. Tune in to find out more.

Kari Lawler, Young Entrepreneur & Founder, Youth4AI

Kari Lawler, multi award winning tech superstar who at just 18 is inspiring teens in to tech through her enterprise Youth4AI – Kari, who is completely self taught started her tech career at just 13! Today, she has inspired over 10,000 kids in to tech and runs programmes to encourage kids from under represented backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM. Join this in the lounge session with Vanessa Vallely OBE to hear Kari’s incredible story.

Naomi Masterson, Senior Principal, Enterprise Architecture & Solutions Consulting, Northern Trust

Briony Chappell, Head of Digital, KISS FM

Briony Chappell, Digital Editor at Kiss FM. Vanessa and Briony are talking about Briony’s career, the technologies used at Kiss FM, and how Kiss FM are innovating their digital platforms to bring a greater experience to their listeners. Briony was one of the individuals behind the biggest virtual festival in 2020 where Kiss partnered with ASOS to bring 30 hours of music by the world top DJ’s. A conversation not to be missed!

Amna Habiba, International Speaker, STEM enthusiast & Founder, Global Creative Hub

Avye Couloute, Maker, coder, Tech Advocate, Social Entrepreneur & Founder, Girls Into Coding and Helen Virolan, Director, Girls Into Coding

Jonathan Kewley, Co-Head of the Clifford Chance Tech Group

Alice Hendy, Founder, R;pple Suicide Prevention

Rabi Atiti, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Flutter International

The agenda is subject to revision.


There are also over 40 additional exclusive sessions that you will be able to access on our ‘follow the sun’ on-demand stage.

Innovating with Purpose
with Saleha Williams, Global Head of Strategy, Digital Engineering, Cognizant

Who is Responsible Anyway? Corporate Digital Responsibility, the Digital Divide & Poverty, and Today’s Digital Wicked Problems
with Dr Karen Elliott, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Enterprise & Innovation (FinTech)

Creating & Executing Your Career Plan
with Simi Awokoya, Career Coach & Founder, Witty Careers

Building a Career in Payments
with Akita Somani, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion, U.S. Bank (Elavon)

Evolution of Drones
with Dr Noha Ahmed Al-Harth, Technology Lead, Technology & Digital Sector, NEOM

Day in the Life of a Software Test Engineer/Manager
with Sabana Danga, Engineering Lead, BAE Systems AI

Who Let the Dogs Out – My Career as a Founder
with Rikke Rosenlund, Founder, Borrow My Doggy

Exploring Your Board Potential – Trustees, Public Appointments, Boards? Where Do You Start?
with Fiona Hathorn, CEO & Founder, Women on Boards

UX Designer
with Mary MacPherson, Director, Experience Design, EY

Web3: Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, and the Metaverse
with Anju Kirankumar, Vice President, Northern Trust

An Unconventional Path
with Annette Costello, Head of Consulting – Australia & NZ, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

What’s Next for Instagram?
with Estelle Keeber, Founder, Immortal Monkey

The Rise of Tech in India
with Rani Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director, Accenture

Disability and Tech Innovation
with Peter Daley, Managing Director, Accenture

The Role of CTO
with Alison Pain, EMEA Chief Technology Officer and SMF 24, Northern Trust

Transitioning into a Technology Role
with Tracey Fee, Senior Vice President – Senior Implementation Lead, Northern Trust

Surviving & Thriving as an Asian Woman in Tech
with Tribeni Chougule, Head of Change Management, Visa Finance (Europe)

Data is not Neutral…and Neither is AI!
with Triveni Gandhi, Responsible AI Lead, Dataiku

How Women in Tech Can Manage the Recruitment Process to Evaluate the Right Role and Organisation to Grow Their Career
with Jody Robie, SVP, Talent Works

Insurance Emerging Technologies
with Ralitsa Nenkova, Director, EY

Lessons from my Book – FinTech Women Walk the Talk: Moving the Needle for Gender Equality in Financial Services & Beyond
with Nadia Edwards-Dashti, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Harrington Starr Group

Building a Tech Start-Up in the Creative Industry
with Amandine Flachs, CEO and Co-Founder, WildMeta

What Does Male Allyship Look Like?
with Daniele Fiandaca, Co-Founder, Utopia

How Stars and Streetlights Can Illuminate Diverse STEM Careers
with Sarah Chapman, Technical Manager & North Europe STEM Champion , 3M

A Day in the Life of a Software Engineer
with Chloe Williams, Software Engineer, DWP Digital; Shivangi Das, Software Engineer, DWP Digital; and Beth Lambert-Matthews, Software Engineer (L4 Apprentice), DWP Digital

Women of Colour in Tech
with Rehema Shabaya, Technology Delivery Lead, Accenture

with Fadeia Hossian, Tech Knowledge Lawyer, Technology, Media and Telecom Group, Clifford Chance

Net Zero & Purpose
with Penney Frohling, EY

People Data: How to Use Data for Better Outcomes for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work
with Jo Stansfield, Founder & Director, Inclusioneering



Aside from networking opportunities on the conference platform, we’re inviting our delegates to join us on 31 March 2022 from 6pm – 8pm (BST), in our unique, virtual networking world. This bespoke space will enable you to create connections in our virtual Alpine bar, library, rooftop lounge, cyber world lounge, AI world lounge and our jobseekers’ lounges. Before you network, you can even join us in our meditation lounge to decompress the day before going out and making those all-important connections for the future.

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