One Tech World Conference Agenda

TUES 11 - THURS 13 MAY 2021

One Tech World Virtual Conference logo all white

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

The stages will be divided into two tracks – Let’s Talk Tech and Career Development. We also have a ‘follow the sun’, on-demand stage for individuals joining us from other global time zones.

Individuals will be able to attend an average of ten sessions during the day.  All sessions and panels are being recorded and will be available for ticket holders to play on demand for a period of 30 days.





One Tech World Banner Date - Tuesday

08:30-08:45: A Warm Welcome from Headline Sponsors, BAE Systems
with Theresa Palmer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BAE Systems AI

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence – Protecting nations with technology and Progressing Women in technology. At Applied Intelligence we are working to create an equitable and progressive workplace, particularly for women. We work hard to develop scalable and sustainable development and advancement programs internally but it is equally vital that we look to identify and fortify external partnerships that don’t just talk about change, they drive it. These partnerships strengthen our values as well as our long term ambitions by providing robust offerings to our team members. This is exactly why I value our relationship with WeAreTechWomen so much and have worked so closely with Vanessa and the team over the last five years. It is also why I’m so incredibly proud to have Applied Intelligence stand as the headline sponsor for OneTechWorld. The participation of all the speakers, sponsors and attendees at this event is evidence that the drive to continue a global change across the technology industry continues with fortitude and I couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of that movement with all of you. I trust you will be as impressed with the agenda as I am and hope that you dive in and enjoy all that will be available to you over the next few days. My ask and my challenge to you at the conclusion of the event is to please use what you’ve heard every day. Share it all with others and take away with you the sense of partnership and community that the WeAreTechWomen family brings with it. Continue to drive the change with all of us and generations to come with reap the rewards of your involvement.

09:00-09:30: The Tech Tourist: Journeying into the Near Future
with Georgie Barrat, Technology Journalist & TV Broadcaster, The Gadget Show

Join TV presenter and tech journalist Georgie Barrat as she takes you on a trip into the future.

How is tech set to transform the way we socialise, learn and live? What’s the next evolution of Siri? How might video calls be changing?

As a presenter of The Gadget Show, Georgie has first-hand experience of testing the tech that will change tomorrow and will be giving you an exclusive glimpse of what’s in store.

09:45-10:15: The Future is Here: Today’s Realities, and Tomorrow’s Trends
with Emma Kendrew, Cloud, Infrastructure & Engineering Lead, Accenture Technology UKI

Technology has been a lifeline that sustained us through the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is redefining our reality. It also catapulted us into the future, driving years worth of transformation into a compressed timeframe. Many organizations have stepped up to use technology in extraordinary ways to keep their businesses and communities running – at a pace they previously thought was impossible. On the other end of the spectrum, laggards – companies who had postponed digital transformation and those who were pursuing it slowly – were brought face-to-face with their limitations, lacking the digital foundation needed to rapidly pivot.

As we start to emerge from the crisis, we collectively face a new set of realities, and we find ourselves at an extraordinary moment of change. People have changed. Work has changed. Technology is continually evolving. And sustainability is now mission critical. How organisations address and shape these realities will determine the future.

This keynote will explore the pivotal role of technology and technologists as we adapt to our new realities, and how the democratisation of technology can empower all of us to be agents of innovation and change, shaping our world for the better.

10:15-11:00: BREAK

11:00-11:30: The Future of Data: Protecting Data in a Global Economy
with Deborah O’Neill, Head of UK Digital, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Countries across the globe have been looking to increase sovereignty, raising questions around whether free flow of data will persist. Meanwhile, individuals are raising questions about their privacy rights and losing faith in the information they are presented with online. To find out latest trends and potential future scenarios, join Deborah O’Neill as she shares the latest Oliver Wyman Forum research and helps make sense of the complex intersection between data, trust, and access to services we increasingly take for granted.

11:45-12:30: Panel: Technology Trends, Post-Pandemic

Facilitated by Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting with Deborah O’Neill; Emma Kendrew; Sugeeta Bhanoo, APAC Head of Capabilities, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence; and Dzevad Trumic, Head of Site Reliability Engineering, Goldman Sachs

Join us as we look in to the future world of tech and reflect on the technologies that enabled us to get through the pandemic. In this session we look at why data is the new oil, the ethics behind tech, how technology departments will evolve to adapt to the future world of work and why sustainability must be at the top of everyone’s agenda.

12:45-13:15: Cyber Power – The Shades of Grey
with Dr Mary Haigh, CISO, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Cyber Power was mentioned in the recent UK governments Integrated Review 22 times! And yet if you asked 10 people what cyber power is, you’d get 10 different answers. It’s getting lots of funding and attention but it’s very much in an early stage of thinking on what it really means. Is there such a thing as good cyber power and bad cyber power, or is it shades of grey? This shouldn’t just be some debate happening in a dark corner somewhere, this is something that impacts all of us. Looking at the last year I think we’ve all realised just how much our digital infrastructure can enrich our lives and underpin some of our most core societal values. Our trust of this digital infrastructure is vital, to our economy, to our way of life, to our core values as a society. Cyber power has the ability to both strengthen our digital infrastructure and weaken it. This talk explores the different forms of cyber power, the light and the dark, the shades of grey, and how it could impact us in our everyday lives.

13:15-14:00: BREAK

14:00-14:30: The Evolution of Cloud and Open Source Technologies
with Rachel Cassidy, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Cloud, SUSE

The world around us has changed a lot in the past year – which has brought the agility and flexibility that cloud and open source technologies delivers into sharper focus. Join Rachel Cassidy, SVP of SUSE’s Global Cloud & Channels, as she demystifies these technologies with examples from the worlds of retail, autonomous vehicles and video games.

14:45-15:15: Design for the Future of Work
with Adrian Crockett, Chief Product Office, OpenFin and Alice Krenitski, Director, Research & Strategy, OpenFin

In this talk, learn how OpenFin’s suite of products create a unified workspace that enables business owners to deliver on digital transformation. With productivity, efficiency, and employee experience at the center of what we do, we’re always looking to the future of work and the future of the workforce to design solutions that fit not only today’s reality, but also well into the future.

15:30-16:00: Move Slow and Fix Things? Responsible Tech in a Disruptive Era
with Dr Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence, King’s College London

Silicon Valley seems to have adopted the “move fast and break things” motto and it’s coming back to bite them. How can we be responsible in a world that rewards fast innovation? Despite talk of ethical development, we’re not seeing action. Those who speak out risk being pushed out – and often, that’s women. If we want change then where do we go from here?

16:00-16:45: Panel: AI & Ethics: Making Ethics Our Top Priority

Facilitated by Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC UK with Dr Kate Devlin; Professor Aimee van Wynsberghe, Humboldt Professor of Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, University of Bonn; Dr Allison Gardner, Lecturer, Keele University and CEO, AI Aware Ltd; and Rachel Free, Partner, CMS

The pace of development in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to accelerate with remarkable breakthroughs being announced on a frequent basis. But despite all of the eye-catching case studies making the headlines, the downside risks of the technology are emerging at a similar frequency and stories abound of the myriad ethical concerns leading to real-world harm. In this session moderated by PwC’s Director of AI – Rob McCargow – you will hear from a stellar line-up of panelists comprising some of the world’s leading AI ethics practitioners as they highlight the latest issues and debate the practical solutions that will be required to ensure that this powerful technology is appropriately governed and directed towards improving the lives of the many, not the few.

16:45-17:45: BREAK

17:45-18:15: VR is Dead – or is it?
with Jeremy Dalton, Head of XR, PwC UK

The media regularly covers news on disappointing VR headset sales, but how valid are these concerns when considering the mainstream adoption of this technology? In this session, Jeremy will take you on a data-driven journey to try and answer this question.

07:00-07:30: How to Build a Community with No Marketing or Advertising Budget
with Flavilla Fongang, Serial Entrepreneur, Author & Founder, 3 Colours Rule

How have some brands or business individuals developed great community while building an emotional connection with their audience who continuously recommend them? Nowadays, being creating a community for your business or for social purpose is essential. Flavilla will share the strategies she used to grow her community, TLA Black Women in tech, to 1,300 members in a year without a website.

07:45-08:05: In the Lounge with Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes, Talking How to Ctrl Your Career

In this session, we hear Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE’s story from being a child maths prodigy to having a successful corporate career and how she went on to become the founder and head of the fantastic social enterprise that is, Stemettes. During this conversation we discuss how to get more women in tech, dispel myths around what qualifications you need to work in tech and how we can overcome some of the issues women in technology and female founders still face in the industry.

08:20-08:50: Speak Up – Get Your Voice Heard 
with Esther Stanhope, The ‘Impact Guru’ & Founder, Esther Stanhope Ltd

In this session, the fantastic Esther Stanhope talks to you about why women don’t tend to speak up and explains the 60% issue! Esther asks you the question, how sure do you need to be in order to raise your thoughts and opinions? Is it 60% is it 80% or should it be 30%? Esther also dispels the myth that it is only women that sometimes lack confidence to speak up too. Esther shares her thoughts on why we are never going to be 100% perfect or sure of our ideas, however we have to find the confidence in order to get our voices heard. Join Esther as she gives you tips on how to be comfortable with speaking up, own your space and how you can learn to love being in spotlight!

08:55-09:25: How to Ace Your Career, Working from Home
with Harriet Minter, Journalist, Speaker & Director, The HVM Group

How to build a career you love when you’re working from home: Have you found the past year of working from home tough? Maybe you’ve loved it and never want to go back to the office? Whatever your experience now is the time to start thinking about how you want your working life to look in the future. In this talk, Harriet Minter, author of WFH, will talk you through the steps for making your working day work for you – no matter where you are. Whether it’s influencing your boss, building your professional reputation or finding out how to maximise your energy so that you never again have to deal with a tough meeting when you really want some time to yourself, this talk will teach you how to push your career forward whether you’re working from home or not.

09:40-10:00: In the Lounge with Air Marshal Sue Gray CB OBE MSc CEng FIET FREng, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Royal Air Force

In this session Julia Streets interviews the most senior ranking female within the armed forces in the UK, Air Marshal Sue Gray. Air Marshal Sue Gray is also the Director General Defence Safety Authority at the Ministry of Defence. During this discussion Sue Gray reflects on her 36 year career and why she chose what she describes as an “out of the ordinary career”. Sue shares her incredible career journey where she explains the opportunities she has had to change roles frequently and develop her skills beyond her own expectations. Sue also reflects on how she has benefitted from male mentors, encouraging men to act as advocates for women and encouraging women to seek their mentors.

Sue also shares her views on technological changes during the pandemic such as autonomous vehicles and how the impetus of the pandemic has driven agile and fast technology innovation within the Royal Air Force.

10:00-10:30: BREAK

10:30-10:50: In the Lounge with Rashada Harry, Enterprise Technologist, AWS, Talking Giving Back, Youth in Tech and Careers

In this session, we hear from the multi award-winning, Dr Rashada Harry. We discuss her rise as a woman in tech, from working at Vodafone to AWS and why and how she founded the incredible social enterprise Your Future, Your Ambition, which encourages inner London kids to consider future careers in STEM. Rashada also shares her passion for paying it forward and why we must all pay it forward and do whatever we can to support future generations of technologists.

11:05-11:35: Has Anyone Seen My Confidence?
with Susie Ramroop, Mindset Coach, Speaker & Author

Did you experience moments of anxiety or increased self doubt during lockdown? You are not alone. This session shares personal insight, and shows you what you can do to reconnect with and rebuild your confidence. Practical as ever, Susie will ensure you leave this session: understanding why your confidence may have dipped during lockdown equipped to spot the triggers that knock your confidence with one key action you can take to reconnect with your confidence, and become unshakeable.

11:50-12:35: Panel: Tips from the Top – How to Accelerate Your Career

Facilitated by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity & WeAreTechWomen with Adriana Ennab, Director of Public Policy, Credit Suisse; Group Captain Emily Flynn OBE, Station Commander, Royal Air Force Brize Norton; and Gabriella Matyas-Kollar, Chief Operating Officer for Technology, Morgan Stanley

Join us for this incredible panel where our senior leaders discuss proven strategies to accelerate your career. Using real life examples, our panellists call on their own experience to share their top tips on the importance of networking, sponsorship, how to prepare for a promotion and gain visibility within your organisation.

12:50-13:20: The Uphill Climb for Female Founders
with Professor Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, TED Speaker, Business Author & Former CEO

In this session Margaret talks about the journey of female founders and the research from her award winning books, Women on Top and the Naked Truth. Margaret references the bias she has experienced in her own career and how she has challenged the stereo types of the types of businesses women create. Margaret also touches on diversity and inclusion and how the founders of companies who had experienced their own forms of discrimination put inclusion at the heart of their business. Margaret references many different case studies of how businesses have grown through great leadership, sustainability and improvisation.

13:20-14:05: BREAK

14:05-14:35: Engineering the Future of Finance
with Jo Hannaford, Head of EMEA Engineering, London, Goldman Sachs

Jo Hannaford shares her experiences of how engineers at Goldman Sachs are driving innovation across the firm and the financial industry, and creating new ways for the investment bank to serve its clients. Jo touches on Goldman Sachs’ plans to open a new office and engineering hub in Birmingham UK, including a new GS Accelerate digital business that is rapidly growing and will headquarter from Birmingham.

14:50-15:20: A Start Up Story: Lessons from my what3words journey
with Clare Jones, Chief Commercial Officer, what3words

Exploring what3words, the company and its recent growth, and some lessons learnt along the way

15:35-16:20: Panel: Female Tech Pioneers – Carving out your Career in Tech

With Abake Adenle, CEO & Founder, ajala; Sadia Ahmed, Chief Product Officer, The Bx Group; Chloe Barrett, Founder & CEO, Immersify Education; Lucy Cova, Specialist Design & Engineering Consultant, Robert Walters; and Amy Whitell, Co-founder & CEO, Collctiv

Join Lucy Cova, Consultant at Robert Walters and guests Abake Adenle, CEO & Founder of ajala; Sadia Ahmed, Chief Product Office at ClimateTech start-up The Bx Group; Amy Whitell, CEO & Co-founder of group payments app Collctiv and Chloe Barrett, Founder of Immersify Education.

Currently less than 1/5 of the UK tech workforce are women, 54% of females working within tech believe there is a lack of opportunities available to them in their field and 34% think there is a lack of diversity in management or senior positions. During our discussion we will hear from our speakers about their different career paths and how they progressed to the C-level position they are in. They will also be sharing their thoughts on the challenges women face within tech and how they can be overcome, providing advice to those wanting to be the next leaders in tech.

16:20-16:55: BREAK

16:55-17:40: Panel: Female Founders: Hear Us Roar!

Facilitated by David Savage, Group Technology Evangelist, Harvey Nash Group & Founder, Tech Talks, with Yasmin Johal, Associate, CMS; Hadeel Ayoub, Lecturer, Researcher & Entrepreneur; Annie Amusu, Affiliate Consultant & Founder, Epiphannie A; and Kayleigh Oliver, Founder & Creator, Junction 5 Studios

Being a founder is a tough ride! On this panel we discuss the journeys of several entrepreneurs. Where their ideas came from, how they were funded, the barriers they faced and how they overcome them.  If you are thinking of setting up your own business, this panel is not to be missed!

17:50-18:10: In the Lounge with Claudine Adeyemi, CEO, Career Ear, Talking Transitioning from Corporate to Enterpreneur

In this session, we hear from one of WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars about her transition from lawyer to female founder. During our discussion, we hear how Claudine founded and funded her business, her challenges as a bootstrapped founder and why it is so important that we support and nurture future generations of talent. 

One Tech World Banner Date - Wednesday

06:15-06:45: A Case Study for Transformation and Change
with Supriya Nag, Delivery Manager, Group Operations Solutions, Credit Suisse

Use the design and delivery of the new “Strategic Cash Settlement Platform” to showcase the transformation and change aspect. The new cash settlement platform would comprise of distinct set of business-goal based services loosely coupled and orchestrated using distributed environment offering high-availability services to Global Ops Businesses.

07:00-07:30: Inspiring Product Development and Service Excellence through Data Insights
with Mary Beth LoVerdi, Senior Vice President, Experience Insights, Northern Trust

In an ever-competitive and changing digital landscape, analytics can catapult your organisation into exceptional service, anticipatory products and data-driven decision culture. Hear how Northern Trust is harnessing the power of digital analytics to drive business outcomes.

07:45-08:15: Quantum Technologies: What is all that about?
with Dr. Joelle Boutari, Researcher in Quantum Physics, Crypto Quantique

Quantum technologies leverage laws of quantum mechanics to achieve new tasks and provide an advantage compared to classical ones. There are 3 main broad categories for Quantum Technologies: quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing&imaging. In this talk, I will give an overview of each of them (no equations!) and their possible future applications.

08:30-09:00: Keynote with Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

In this session, Caroline talks about digital technology in the UK and why it’s critical to economy and future growth. Caroline talks about how the UK has heavily invested in digitalisation during the pandemic and how tech companies have employed more people than ever over the last 12 months. Caroline shares details of the heavy investment the UK government has made to ensure we build back better and continue to be world leaders in the tech industry.

Support from this year’s budget includes growth accelerators for SME’s and educational opportunities to plug the UK digital skills gaps. Caroline also talks about the skills that are in the highest demand, such as data analysis, AI and Cyber as well as sharing details of how the UK government are introducing programmes to encourage a higher take up for computer science qualifications for girls in schools.

Caroline refers to a recent tech nation report which shows not just the imbalance in industry in terms of gender, but the lack of interest in the sector from women compared to men. Caroline acknowledges the issues we face in terms of inclusion and diversity across the industry and encourages companies to address this by signing up to the Tech Talent Charter.

09:15-09:45: What’s New in DevOps?
with Apinya Medina, Director, Credit Suisse

What’s new in DevOps? The answer is everything! Everything in DevOps is new, all the time. In this talk I aim to share some real world experience on how I go about taming the wild DevOps beast by focusing on creating culture of continuous improvement.

09:45-10:30: BREAK

10:30-11:00: How Companies are Harnessing Growth through New Business Builds
with Tanuja Randery, Partner, McKinsey Transformation

New businesses can reinvent the core however most corporate builds are not a success – only 16% are a blockbuster success. When done right it can be very lucrative.

11:15-11:35: In the Lounge with Liz Goulding, VP of Product – Eurosport Digital at Discovery Inc
with Liz Goulding, Vice President of Product, Eurosport Digital

In this session, we talk to Liz Goulding about her career in tech and sport. Liz is the VP for Product at Eurosport Digital at Discovery Inc. Liz shares her story working on the London 2012 Olympics and what it is like to work in the very male dominated fields of sport and tech.

In this session we cover Liz’s thoughts on the importance of owning your space, finding your niche and why you must not see your gender as a barrier!

11:45-12:15: How We Use AI and Voice to Make Magical Moments for Customers
with Caroline Cardozo, Director of Discovery and AI, Sky

12:30-13:00: What are the Biggest Cybersecurity Threats Impacting Businesses and Individuals?
with Sarah Armstrong Smith, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

In this session, Sarah Armstrong-Smith looks back over the last 12 months to explore how cybercriminals have relentlessly exploited a global crisis; and the key things that businesses and individuals should be thinking about to protect themselves from cybercrime and fraud.

13:00-13:45: BREAK

13:45-14:05: In the Lounge with Cecile Bartenieff, COO and Global Head of Technology and Operations for Societe Generale Global Banking & Investor Solutions Member of Societe Generale Strategic Committee
with Cecile Bartenieff, Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions, Societe Generale

14:20-14:50: Transformation Thinking
with Justin Arbuckle, Chief Technology Officer for Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC

Diversity is critical to making better decisions and effectively transforming what we do. It can’t be done in pieces though; you can’t transform part of your business or try to transform how you think about the customer but ignore the employee.  You have to cross the chasm in a single bound.

15:05-15:35: Why We Need to be AI Aware
with Dr Allison Gardner, Lecturer, Keele University & CEO, AI Aware Ltd

AI has many benefits but it also comes with certain risks if not developed with strong ethical oversight and governance. This session will give an overview of the developing governance frameworks for AI focussing of key frameworks, algorithmic impact assessments and the evolving field of AI auditing.

15:50-16:20: The Future of Workspaces, We Talk PropTech and Demo Yonderdesk
with Vanessa Tierney, CEO, Abodoo

Join us as we take you into the future world of work with a demonstration of Yonderdesk, a virtual reality office that is being used by 100’s of companies globally. Imagine your current office, but mapped on an app in a 4D form! It looks the same at your physical office, the people are logged in at their desks and with just a click you can talk them. There are virtual meeting rooms and kitchen areas where you can meet your global colleagues and all of this comes without the commute and expensive real estate costs! Is this the way of the future or a step closer to hybrid ways of working? We believe so! Take a peak!

16:20-16:40: BREAK

16:40-17:25: Panel: The Challenges for Tech Business, Post-Pandemic

Facilitated by David Savage, Group Technology Evangelist, Harvey Nash Group with Emma Griffin, Group Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Sky; Amanda Creak, Head of EMEA Technology Risk, Goldman Sachs; Martin Barber, People and Global Capabilities Director, Applied Intelligence; and Tunji Akintokun MBE, Director, Product & Solutions Group, PwC

On this panel our senior leaders their experience of how their businesses have been impacted by the pandemic and how they have responded for both their clients and workforce.  Join us as we discuss the journey towards successful hybrid working environments, flexible working, new working practices and the war for talent.

17:40-18:10: The Art of the Possible with AI in Business and How to Get into the Industry
with Sarah Burnett, Founding Partner, Emergence Partners, BCS book author and AI Accelerator founder

In this session, Sarah Burnett will discuss the art of the possible with AI for business and how companies can benefit from it today. She will also provide an overview of the skills landscape and how to get into this expanding field of technology. In the talk, Sarah will cover the kinds of solutions that are available for businesses to use, how these can lead to better business outcomes and resources for AI skills development.

06:30-06:50: In the Lounge with Anuranjita Kumar, Entrepreneur, Accomplished Human Resources Professional, Author and Investor, Talking The Rise of Women in Tech India

In this session, we discuss women in tech in India with Anuranjita Kumar, founder of WIT-ACE. During this interview, Anu shares her top tips for career success, the workplace and cultural barriers that Indian women face working in tech and what needs to be done to accelerate the careers of women in the workplace.

07:05-07:35: My Data is Connected, So What?
with Suki Fuller, Fellow of The ​Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows​; Analytical Storyteller; & Venture  Capital Advisor

Many people don’t realise, just how connected their personal data is and how this is relevant to their future. This session will highlight the potential repercussions both positive and negative for your future.

07:50-08:20: Putting Your Insights to Work: Measure and Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
with Sheree Atcheson, Former Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In this session, Sheree will talk through how important metrics and measurement of inclusion are, in the journey of embracing diversity and creating more inclusive environments.

She will discuss:

  • What has happened and why it isn’t working
  • How continous listening must be part of your DE&I strategy
  • Why we must do more and do it better

08:35-08:55: In the Lounge with June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award-Winning Author

Join us for this incredible conversation with TV celebrity, multi award-winning author, June Sarpong OBE. During this session, June shares outstanding advice on how to be resilient in your career, how companies need to be more inclusive and nurture their diverse talent pools and why it is so important that we all step up and be role models to kids. We talk to June about the focus on intersectionality, male allyship and why building an inclusive culture should be at the forefront of any companies agenda.

09:10-09:40: Building Resilience in Yourself and Others
with Emma Shute & Jenny Pollock, Founder, Director & Coaches of Women to Work

Join Jenny and Emma, from Women to Work as they provide delegates with an introduction to resilience and the concept that resilience is something we ‘do’ rather than something we ‘have’ and therefore we can learn to build it. A practical, useful and inspiring session that will give you the opportunity to understand and take away resilience coaching tools to help you and those around you to deal with the setbacks and challenges that we all experience in work and life.

09:55-10:35: Panel: Women in Finance – Career Tips from the Top at RBC

Facilitated by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity & WeAreTechWomen, with Snezana Stefanovic, Senior Director, Application Portfolio Management and Digital Development, RBC; Caren Morrison, VP, Distributed Hosting Operations & I&TS Infrastructure, RBC; Tammi Reaburn, Senior Director & Engagement Lead in Tech Infrastructure, RBC; and Melissa Carvalho, VP, Identity and Access Management – Global Cyber Security, RBC

Join us for this incredible panel where a number of global senior leaders from the Royal Bank of Canada share their stories how they accelerated their technology career. Using real life examples, we discuss the importance of internal mobility, why networking in your organisation is so important and how to gain visibility within your organisation.

10:35-10:55: BREAK

10:55-11:25: In the Lounge with Peter Akwaboah, Chief Operating Officer of Operations, Technology and Firm Resilience, Morgan Stanley

In this session, Julia Streets interviews Peter Akwaboah, Chief Operating Officer for Operations and Firm Resilience at Morgan Stanley and co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Black Inclusion Network, BAME. In this interview, Peter shares the story of how Morgan Stanley responded to the pandemic and reflects on how the firms previous investments in collaborative tools and telephony, agile and dev ops working models and investment in cyber capabilities came in to their own and enabled Morgan Stanley to respond effectively to the effects of the pandemic. Peter also shares his thoughts on innovation, including how technology can support business growth, why we must continue to invest in protecting data, cloud technology and AI ML. Peter also reflects on the new norm, the future of work, hybrid working, building an effective culture, the importance of inclusion and diversity, his own career tips and why we must encourage male allyship.

11:40-12:25: Panel: How Can We Remove the Barriers for Women in Tech

Facilitated by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity & WeAreTechWomen, with Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK; Rav Bumbra, Founder, Structur3dpeople & Cajigo; and June Angelides MBE, VC at Samos Investments, Entrepreneur, Advisor, Speaker, Writer

Join this amazing panel where these household names in tech share their thoughts on how companies can accelerate the careers of women in tech and female owned businesses. On this panel we discuss the support that is needed from organisations, why ED&I must be a key area of focus for organisations and why, we as female technologists need to pay it forward.

12:25-13:10: BREAK

13:10-13:30: Fight, Flight and Unconscious Bias
with Mairi McHaffie, Personal Impact Expert & CEO of Scene Change Creative Consultants

If you have a brain – you have bias. Our brains instinctively categorize people using quickly observed criteria. We all do it. It’s part of our “fight or flight” chimp brain that has been useful since our primitive days to allow us to differentiate between friend or foe. The disadvantage of this is that it can lead us to make assumptions and decisions about others based on those biases. This result is a tendency to rely on stereotypes, even if we consciously disapprove of them.

13:45-14:15: In the Lounge with Steve Van Wyk, Group Chief Information Officer & Group General Manager, HSBC

Join us ‘In the Lounge’ with Steve Van Wyk, Group Chief Information Officer & Group General Manager, HSBC

14:30-15:00: Being Under-Represented and Owning Your Space
with Frank Starling, Founder & CEO, Variety Pack 

Frank is a specialist on one of the most challenging and radically empowering matters of our time: Diversity & Inclusion. He is the Founder of Variety Pack, a Diversity and Inclusion consultancy working with organisations to help them learn from opinions that were previously ignored, anticipate change, and create environments full of trust and cultures full of confidence.

In this session, Frank will discuss tackling imposter syndrome, bringing your whole self to work, dealing with microaggressions and owning your own opinions. He will talk through his own experience of lacking a sense of belonging in the workplace and present some useful tools and techniques on what you can do to feel more confident in the room where there is no one you can identify with.

15:15-15:35: In the Lounge with Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Silicon Valley leader, Author & Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc.

In this session, we hear the story of ex-Silicon Vallely CEO, Shellye Archambeau, author of award-winning book, Unapologetically Ambitious. During this discussion, we hear about Shellye’s extensive tech career and why she believes success in life and work lies within your ability to plan. Join this session to hear tangible strategies to find your courage, learn to be uncomfortable, eliminate your imposter syndrome, take risks and exercise those all important career muscles.

15:35-16:00: BREAK

16:00-16:45: Panel: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – How can Companies be Inclusive to Attract Diverse Talent?

Facilitated by Birgit Neu, Former Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, HSBC, with Rukasana Bhaijee, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Lead, EMEA Technology, Google; Caroline Drucker, Director, Strategic Partnerships EMEA, Instagram; and Priscilla Baffour, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Tik Tok

On this panel we hear from a number of seasoned Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leaders about what companies can do not just attract diverse talent, but to develop and retain these individuals. The panel calls on their extensive experience to showcase strategies used at the FT, Google, Instagram and HSBC.

17:00-17:45: Panel: Next Generation Tell Us What Companies Can Do to Accelerate Our Careers?

Facilitated by Gill Cooke, Head of Digital Planning and Delivery, Three & Founder, STEMConnext, with Safiyah Yasin, Tech Degree Apprentice, PwC; Tasnima Miah, Analyst, Technology Graduate Program, Credit Suisse; Anastasia Perysinakis, MEng Chemical Engineering Student, Queen’s University; Flight Lieutenant Abbey Addison, Aerosystems Engineering Officer, Royal Air Force and Nerissa Arviana Prawiro, Associate, User Experience, Goldman Sachs

Gill Cooke from Three facilitates a Young Generation panel: Five amazing young women at the beginning of their careers will share what they think companies should be doing to accelerate early careers.

They will discuss the importance of providing variety and opportunity, showcasing role-models, offering training and breaking down barriers.
Come and take notice of the leaders of the future!

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06:00-06:45: How to Win ‘Race to Zero’ with the Help of Green Tech
with Ivana Skerlikova, Global Decarbonization Director and Head of Green Network, Atos

Growing up in Slovakia, winter was my favourite time of the year…that’s no longer the case. Climate change has fundamentally altered the landscape of what used to be a snowy, cold winter and it challenged me on a personal level to explore what I can do in my sphere of influence – IT technologies – to combat what is now the biggest threat humanity has ever faced.

Our session will aim to look at how we can decarbonize our digital technology but also how we can use technology to decarbonize the world around us. We will discuss some of the best sustainability practices and explore how we can work alongside our clients, partners, and supply chain to get closer to Net Zero within the world of enterprise.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to the starting line for this race to zero where emissions will become a concept of the past and digital technologies will lead the way to a brighter future.

07:00-07:30: How the No Code/Low Code Revolution is Transforming the Tech Industry
with Paul McGillivray, CTO and Co-founder at Remote, and Code Assembly

Paul McGillivray has seen many changes in the software industry as he’s watched it develop over his 20+ years as a serial tech founder and CTO. He believes that the emerging No Code/Low Code platforms are set to transform the business landscape once again, as we will see the next generation of the democratisation of technology. In this talk, he explains the key concepts of no code/low code platforms, how they are set to impact the software development industry, and business as a whole. He’ll talk you through the low code/no code revolution we’re about to see, as well as giving his take on the best ways to prepare and take advantage of this exciting new wave of tech.

07:45-08:15: Implementing the National Data Strategy
with Bethan Charnley, Head of National Data Strategy Implementation at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

What does the National Data Strategy aim to do? What have we learned from the consultation on the National – Data Strategy? Next steps for the National Data Strategy?

08:30-09:00: The Wonder of Wearables
with Marija Butkovic, Founder and CEO, Women of Wearables

Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables, Forbes contributor and startup mentor and advisor will discuss how the rise of the Women in Tech movement globally has led to women building femtech products that solve real problems using technology as an enabler. Once considered a niche market, femtech is one of the fastest-growing health industries at the moment estimated to reach $50 billion by 2025. With the surge of innovations in fertility, menstrual health, sexual health, pregnancy, menopause, it is delivering next-generation solutions to female health issues that were neglected and under-researched for way too long. But, femtech as an industry goes beyond just female (reproductive) health, which is why this sector is poised for even bigger growth in the years to come.

09:15-09:45: Gender Diversity in Tech in the Post-Pandemic Era
with Didem Un Ates, General Manager, Data & AI Acceleration, Customer Success EMEA, Microsoft

The #Pandemic had a devastating effect on gender diversity in #Tech. Didem will share about her own journey as a woman in tech, followed by the impact on the Pandemic on Women in Tech, both from a professional and personal view. We will wrap up with some tips and calls to action on how we can close the gaps in both areas.

09:45-10:30: BREAK

10:30-11:00: My Journey into FinTech
with Camille McKelvey, Head of Business Development STP, MarketAxess

This session will chart my journey into FinTech from a languages degree, to spending 10 years in investment banking, before moving to MarketAxess, where I have spent the past 7 years working on Post-Trade automation across Fixed Income. I will also talk about my passion for getting females into Technology and Financial Services.

11:15-11:45: How to Embrace and Embed Large Scale Change
with Na Zhou, Partner, Oliver Wyman Digital

Change can be scary. It can be intimidating for an individual making a new career move, and it can be terrifying at an organisational level. To find out how to navigate change at both ends of the spectrum, join Na Zhou as she shares her personal journey of parental responsibilities, career ambitions, and solving firm-wide data problems at a major UK insurer.

12:00-12:30: In the Lounge with Russ Shaw CBE, Founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates talking Community Networks, Diversity and Inclusion and Brexit

In this session we join Julia Streets and Russ Shaw CBE as they talk about his work as the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global London Advocates. Both organisations, which he runs pro bono are comprised of a diverse group a community of volunteers who give their time to support start-ups and scale ups in the tech ecosystem. There are over 50 working groups that form Tech London Advocates including Tech London Women, Black Tech London Advocates, Tech London GBT and Tech London Disability. Russ shares his views on how we need to do more work in the inclusion space to better reflect the customers the tech industry serve and his belief that London has the right mix in terms of talent, innovation and education programmes to become a world leader in Technology. During this discussion Russ shares his reflections of the pandemic and the hyper acceleration of digital transformation that took place globally. Russ also alludes to a pivotal moment of change and how he feels there are mass opportunities for businesses in the near future.

12:20-13:00: BREAK

13:00-13:30: In the Lounge with Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance

In this session, Julia talks to Charlotte about how Innovate Finance, the UK’s industry body for Fintech provides support to both UK startup’s and large corporates through their various programmes. Charlotte also talks about why Fintech matters, how Fintech played a major role during lockdown and the recent results of the Kalifa review of Fintech in the UK. We also hear Charlotte’s thoughts about future innovations such as digital ID’s and financial passports as well as the challenges the industry faces around data.

The Kalifa review can be accessed here –

13:45-14:15: The Growth of Cloud Native Ecosystem: Interoperability and Interfaces
with Katie Gamanji, Ecosystem Advocate, CNCF

Within its 7 years of existence, Kubernetes has been the gravitational center of the Cloud Native landscape, elevating a pluggable system that contributed to the diversification of the entire ecosystem. To accommodate the expanding space of cloud-native tooling, it was necessary to introduce interoperability, standardization, and automation.

This talk will focus on the evolution of interfaces within the Kubernetes landscape, including networking, storage, service mesh, and cluster provisioning. Attendees will acquire an understanding of why the interoperability of open-source tools is pivotal in the modern infrastructure and drives the growth of the cloud native ecosystem.

14:30-15:15: Panel: Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Story of Digital Currencies from Bitcoin to De-Fi to Central Bank Digital Currencies and What it Means for Us

Facilitated by Bridget Greenwood, Founder, The Bigger Pie, with Teggy Altankhuyag, Co-Director and COO, Coinfloor; Dr Amber Ghaddar, Founder, AllianceBlock; Jannah Patchay, Founder, Markets Evolution; and Devina Paul, CFO, Zumo

15:15-16:00: BREAK

16:00-16:30: Health Tech Apps: How Do We Know What’s Real?
with Liz Ashall-Payne, Co-founder and CEO, ORCHA

Join Liz to explore the current state of play with health apps and technologies. We’ll discuss the importance of health app evaluation and accreditation, including the most important factors to consider when developing your own health app. Liz will also share some of her founding story, including how ORCHA came to be and her journey growing the business.

16:30-17:00: Innovating the New Normal
with Gerty Bester, Director Global Product Management, Sage

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of life, from the personal (how people live and work) to the professional. Every successful solution starts with an idea — a lot of ideas, actually… Listen as we take you through the 6 ideas that has helped Sage prioritize and nurture innovation to unlock postcrisis growth.

17:00-17:30: Drones, Technology and Storytelling
with Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder and Chairman, Datifly

In this fantastic talk, Dr Pippa Malmgren, a chief economist and former presidential advisor, shares her thoughts and predictions for the future economy and how tech will play a pivotal role. Pippa explains how she believes that we are seeing a huge boost of capital for entrepreneurs and how the pandemic will lead to incredible opportunities for businesses as we build back better.

Pippa also shares her expertise on Drones as a CEO of a drone company and shares some amazing insights in to the journey of drones since 1946 and electric cars in the 1800’s.

Pippa talks about the democratisation of air space, how governments are using drones to gather data and how biotech companies are using the smallest drones to deliver medicines inside the body.

07:00-07:45: Panel: Senior Leaders Talk Career Tips – India

Facilitated by Tribeni Chougule, Head of Change Management, CFO Office – Finance, Europe, Visa, with Anuradha Nath, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), India Technology, Morgan Stanley, India; Pradnya Desai, Managing Director, Accenture India; Jamuna Ravi, Global Portfolio & Practices Management Lead, Technology, HSBC; and Priyanka Choudhury

08:00-08:20: In the Lounge with Laura Barrowman, Group Chief Information Officer, Credit Suisse

In this session, Julia speaks to Laura Barrowman, Group Chief Information Officer at Credit Suisse. During their discussion, they reflect on Laura’s 25-year career in financial services and how she rose from the helpdesk to heading one of the most important functions in the bank. Laura changed jobs numerous times within the organisation and this breadth of experience accelerated her career. Laura reflects on how she has benefitted from mentors and sponsors and how she has continued to pay this forward by supporting the careers of others, both internally and externally. Laura also talks about the impact of the pandemic and shares an observation of how quickly people became comfortable using 2010 technology in 2020! She also reflects on the future trends with a focus on Cloud, APIs, Open Networks and Data being “king” — and why she believes the digital journey is one that will continue at pace.

08:35-09:05: Using Collaborative Tech to Unlock your Human Strengths
with Dominique Ashby, Humanity Champion and Founder, [email protected]

Tech implemented well is the ultimate enabler of our human strengths. Our brains got their last major hardware update over 200,000 years ago and are still getting used to the different elements that come with interacting virtually. In this session we look at ways we can support our brains in being their best in a virtual setting, with a particular focus on best ways to use tech for collaboration with teams and clients.

09:20-09:40: In the Lounge with Sheridan Ash MBE, Technology & Investments Director & Women in Technology Leader, PwC

In this session, Sheridan Ash MBE, Technology & Investments Director & Women in Technology Leader, PwC, shares her incredible career journey which includes leaving school with no qualifications due to her un-diagnosed dyslexia, to being discovered as a model and travelling the worlds catwalks, to becoming a single parent who went back to university to gain her education. This is a story of true resilience, passion and grit to achieve success. Sheridan shares her top tips for women in tech, encourages women to continue their tech education and dispels the myth that you need to be technical to have a tech career.  Sheridan also talks about her work with The Tech She Can Charter, which through a collaborative group of 200+ companies provides video lessons showcasing visibility of relatable female tech role models, shows how technology has a positive impact on the world and shines a spotlight on the scope of careers available in the tech industry. Sheridan is passionate about creating a more inclusive tech industry and explains how the visibility of accessible role models can help us to achieve Gender Parity in Technology.

09:40-10:25: BREAK

10:25-10:55: In the Lounge with Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard

Join us ‘In the Lounge’ with Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard, as she discusses careers and leadership.

11:10-11:55: Panel: How can Business Areas Drive their own Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

Facilitated by Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting, with Sian Allsopp, Executive Director, Enterprise Technology and Service, Morgan Stanley; Naomi Masterson, Vice President, Global Technology Services, Northern Trust; Theresa Palmer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BAE Systems AI; and Laura Magnani, UKI Technology Associate Director, Accenture

This panel looks at what individuals can do to drive the ED&I agenda! It is not just down to your Diversity and Inclusion teams, there are a number of things that individuals and departments can do to foster inclusion. Join us as we hear some best practices from a number of individuals who have put in place successful initiatives within their respective organisations.

12:10-12:40: Tech Talent Charter – How do we Foster More Diversity in Tech
with Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter

12:55-13:25: In the Lounge with Pallavi Malhotra, Director for the Huawei ICT Academy Programme, Western Europe, Huawei

In this session Vanessa discusses Pallavi’s 45 year career climb starting as one of BT’s first ever female engineers. Pallavi shares her career challenges as the only women in the exchange room and how she navigated instances of exclusion by showcasing her incredible skills and talent. Pallavi speaks about why it is important to nurture the next generation of tech talent and how her current role at Huawei as their ICT Academy Programme Director is giving her the scope to train 1000’s of global individuals in the tech space.

13:25-14:20: BREAK

14:20-14:40: In the Lounge with Alison Pain, EMEA Chief Technology Officer, Northern Trust Talking About the Role of a CTO

In this session, we join Dave Savage and Alison Pain, EMEA Chief Technology Officer at Northern Trust as they discuss hybrid working, workplace culture and how the pandemic has fostered a more inclusive environment. In this session, Alison shares her views on the future world of work, the pros and cons of working from home, why she tried to build an EMEA tech community and how Northern Trust have introduced various initiatives to foster an inclusive and positive working culture.

14:55-15:40: Panel: Harnessing Neurodiversity in Tech

Facilitated by Marie-Clare Fenech, Committee Member Tech London Advocates, Tech for DisAbility, with Heather Payne, Director of Digital Technology, Sky; Helen Needham, Managing Principal, Capco; Kate Nash OBE, Creator & CEO, Purple Space; Akua Opong, Senior Analyst, Service Management, London Stock Exchange Group; and Dr Nancy Doyle, Occupational Pyschologist & CEO, Genius Within

On this panel we discuss why organisations are missing out on a huge talent pool by not focussing on neurodiverse talent. Join us to hear personal stories from our panellists and their journeys, as well as live case studies of companies who have built a pipeline of neurodiverse talent. We are also talking about the importance of nurturing talent with disabilities, the importance of networks and how companies can foster a sense of belonging for all.

15:55-16:25: In the Lounge with Sheng Liang, President of Engineering and Innovation, SUSE

In this session, David Savage talks to Sheng Liang, who is the President of Innovation and Engineering at Suse. Suse is the largest independent open source company in the world. In this interview, Sheng talks about his company Rancher Labs being acquired by Suse and how he has made the transition from entrepreneur to his current corporate role.

Sheng also reflects on his own background being educated in China and the on-going work to achieve his PHD from Yale in the US. Sheng shares his challenges from a cultural perspective and how he entered the corporate world despite his ambition to be a professor. During this discussion Sheng shares some absolutely fantastic nuggets of wisdom for entrepreneurs and how you can accelerate your business and career by truly applying yourself and fostering a mindset of continuous improvement.

16:25-16:45: BREAK

16:45-17:05: In the Lounge with Lavi Franzetti, Acquisitions and Retention Director, Gousto, Talking Food Tech

In this session, we hear first hand what it is like to work in at a tech start-up. Is it all ping-pong tables and free drinks? Join us as Lavi Franzetti shares her career story and reflections on working in both a start-up and scale up environments. We hear about Lavi’s extensive career journey and why she loves her current role at the award winning food tech company Gousto.

17:20-18:05: Panel: The Importance of Mentors and Sponsors

Facilitated by Kerrie Dorman, Founder of the Association of Business Mentors; Head Mentor, Sinclair Dorman, with Lauretta Eustace, Technology Programme Manager, Strategic Projects, Northern Trust; April Moh, Chief Communications Officer, SUSE; Deborah Heiser, Applied Developmental Psychologist, a TEDx speaker, consultant, Founder of The Mentor Project™, and an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at SUNY Old Westbury; and Sarah Smith, Global Head of Product Marketing for BAE System’s Applied Intelligence FinCrime portfolio

If you want to get ahead go alone, if you want to go far, go together! Having a mentor can have a real impact on your career.  In this panel we speak to several mentors as they share how they have benefitted from being mentored, how they have optimised their mentoring relationships and how have paid these opportunities forward by mentoring others.




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

Youngsters in Tech – The Next Generation
with Samaira Mehta, Tech Entrepreneur & Founder, CoderBunnyz

Getting Kids into A Tech Mindset
with Lisa Goodchild, Chief Trouble Maker, Digilearning

How Returners Programmes Benefit the Tech Industry
with Beckie Taylor, CEO, Tech Returners

In the Lounge with Linda Davidson, Transformation Program Director, Group M – From Television Soap Star to Tech Superstar – How One woman Made the Transition

In the Lounge with Vanessa Tierney, CEO, Abodoo

The Social Leadership Imperative
with Andrea Edwards, Founder & CEO, The Digital Conversationalist

In the Lounge with Dr Allison Gardner, Lecturer in Data Science, Keele University, Talking About her Career as Lecturer in Data Science and How she Achieved a Part Time, Distance Learning PhD at the Age of 50

Machine Learning and Robotics in Healthcare Devices and Rehabilitation
with Alishba Imran, Machine Learning, Robotics and Blockchain Developer

In the Lounge with Gaia Marcus, Head of Engagement for the UK Civil Service Reform & Modernisation Programme, Talking About her Career in Government and How she Led the Build Out of the UK’s Data Strategy at the DCMS

Technology Solutions for the Plastic Waste Crisis
with Catherine Keenan, Principal and Founder, Catherine C Keenan LLC

In the Lounge with Portia Bowman, UK Innovation Manager at D-Orbit

How to Enhance your Journey into Tech
with Linda Ghusayni, Director & Co-Founder, Transition Peak & Charlotte Billington, Director & Co-Founder, Transition Peak

In the Lounge with Belinda Parmar OBE, Empathy & Transformation Expert, Author & Corporate Activist

How Megatrends are Shaping our Technological Future
with Camila Cruz Durlacher, Director of Corporate Research Laboratories, EMEA, 3M

In the Lounge with Sandie Small, Head of the Operations Command Centre, Bank of England talking climbing the career ladder as a woman in tech and her top tips for success

Maiden Full Circle
with Tracy Edwards MBE, Founder, The Maiden Factor

What I Learnt in My Career
with Musidora Jorgensen, Area Vice President, Head of UK Energy & Utilities, Salesforce

Legal Tech
with Catherine Bamford, CEO & Founder, BamLegal

Increasing Workplace Diversity in Five Simple Steps
with Helen McGuire, CEO and Co-Founder, & Hayley Bakker, CPO and Co-Founder,

In the Lounge with Fey Ijaware, Senior Front-End Developer, Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) Digital – Why it is so Important to Own Your Own Career

Panel: Blockchain and The Supply Chain – Do All Roads Lead to Blockchain?

Facilitated by Bridget Greenwood, Founder, The Bigger Pie, with Sonal Shah, Vice President in Projects within Banking; Linda Goetze, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, DFM Data Corp; Ash Costello, Data Protection and Privacy Specialist; Helen Disney, Founder, Unblocked; and Genevieve Leveille, Principal Founder & CEO, AgriLedger

Metrics to Provide Transperency and Product
with Mary Beth LoVerdi, Senior Vice President, Experience Insights, Northern Trust

In the Lounge with David Savage, Group Technology Evangelist, Harvey Nash Group & Founder, Tech Talks

Investigating the Agile Inclusion Paradox: Lessons for Diversity in Tech
with Jo Stansfield, Founder and Director of Inclusioneering

API’s Are Not Just for Engineers! They Can Help Drive Transformation
with Jacqui Leggetter, Head of Integration, Department of Work and Pensions

In the Lounge with Tribeni Chougule, Head of Change Management, Visa, Talking About her Career Climb and Overcoming Challenges

Agile Opens Up the Career Pathway Between Business and Technology
with Ailbhe Ní Mhurchú, Vice President, Global Fund Services, Northern Trust

Make a Loan, Change a Life: LendwithCare
with Carolyn Clarke, Chair, Care International UK

In the Lounge with Kerstin Unverhau, Team Lead R&D and Senior Specialist Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 3M Talking What it is Like to Overcome Your Imposter Syndrome and Have a Successful Career in Science  

Maintain D&I Momentum as we Face Disruption and Distraction
with Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion Architect, Mildon

What Has Been Happening in AI Ethics?
with Oriana Medlicott, Researcher, Writer and Consultant in AI Ethics

Panel: My Journey Into Tech

Facilitated by Professor Sue Black OBE, Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist, with Winona Sharpe, Junior Release Associate, Double Eleven Ltd; Nina Ma, Technology, Data & Analytics Senior Associate, PwC; Rituja Rao, Award-Winning IT Consultant, Industry Speaker & Emerging Thought Leader; and Muma Sinkala, Award-Winning Creative Alchemist

Not All Robots Move
with Paul McMurray, Custom Application Engineer, Accenture

I Choose to Challenge: Blockchain Communities & Female Leadership
with Lavinia Osbourne, Host & Founder of Women in Blockchain Talks

Excel in Technology and Leadership
with Amanda Obidike, Founding Curator of the WEF Global Shapers, Ozubulu Hub; & Executive Director, STEMi Makers Africa

In the Lounge with Tamara Lohan MBE, CEO, Founder of Mr and Mrs Smith, Talking About the Challenges of Being a Female Founder and How this Successful Niche Hotel Company Survived the Pandemic

My Journey as a Female Founder
with Jade Parkinson-Hill, Leading STEAM education, entrepreneurship and edtech expert and Founder of STEAM School

In the Lounge with Samantha Tulloch, Project and Business Transformation Consultant & Author, Talking About What Skills are Required to Have a Career in Change Management

Teaching Technology Through Community
with Charlene Hunter, Founder & CEO, Coding Black Females; & Lead Software Engineer, Made Tech

In the Lounge with Lisa Mae Brunson, Creative Visionary, Speaker, Author & Social Innovation Alchemist, Talking About her Incredible Organisation, Wonder Women Tech and How She is on a Mission to Change the World for Women in the Tech industry

From Woman in Tech to Engineer in HR
with Jo Stansfield, Founder and Director of Inclusioneering

The Entrepreneur Journey and the Investor’s Impact
with Sharon Vosmek, CEO, Astia and Sallie Krawcheck, CEO & Co-Founder, Ellevest



Aside from networking opportunities on the conference platform, we’re inviting the first 1,000 delegates who register and buy a ticket to join us every morning from 6am – 7am (BST) evening from 5:30pm – 7pm (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.