08:30 – Welcome from conference facilitator and host, Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting; and guest speed networking with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen & WeAreTheCity

08:45 – Tech in the North, the Northern Tech ecosystem and its growth, with Patricia Keating, Executive Director, Tech Manchester

09:00 – Welcome from our special guest speaker, Lou Cordwell OBE, Founder & CEO, magneticNorth

09:10 – Technology trends for 2020 and beyond, with Emma Kendrew, Intelligent Engineering Services Lead, Accenture Technology UKI

09:25 – Artificial Intelligence

09:40 – Up in the Cloud – The Evolution of Cloud Technology with Carol Morris, Head of Cloud Centre of Excellence, Barclays

09:55 – Virtual and Augmented Reality with PwC

10:10 – The future world of Fintech with Kimberley Waldron, Co-Founder, SkyParlour and Angela Yore, Managing Directors, SkyParlour

10:25 – Digital Trends, AI, Cloud, VA and Fintech Q&A panel with Emma Kendrew, Accenture; Carol Morris, Barclays; Kimberley Waldron and Angela Yore, SkyParlour

11:00 - Coffee break


11:15 – Cyber Security, challenges for organisations and individuals with Neil Jones, Head of Cyber and Innovation, Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester

11:30 – Big Data, ethics and regulation in tech with Deborah O’Neill, Partner, Head of Digital, Oliver Wyman

11:45 – Responsible tech and ethics, why we have to do the right thing with Lauren Coulman, Founder, Noisy Cricket

12:00 – Cyber, Big Data, Ethics Q&A panel with Deborah O’Neill, Partner, Head of Digital, Oliver Wyman

12:35 – Why we need women to return to tech with Beckie Taylor, CEO, Tech Returners

12:45 - Lunch break Opportunity to browse expo stands & watch Ruby Wax keynote. Please note lunch is not provided at the summit, however there are multiple food outlets in the venue.


14:40 – Why we ALL need to be tech role models – giving back, sharing our stories and helping the next generation of women in tech, with Sheridan Ash, Technology and Investments Director and Women in Technology Leader, PwC

14:55 – How to accelerate your tech career with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity

15:10 – This is my story: Panel of inspirational women in tech share their career stories and top tips to accelerate your career with Anna Holland-Smith, Internal Developer Advocate, Automattic; Fey Ijaware, Founder of Code Possible & CodeAndStuff UK; Chelsea Slater, Founder & Director, InnovateHer; Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder & CEO, Assenty Ltd.

15:45 - Coffee break


16:00 – Women as tech entrepreneurs – what needs to be done to accelerate women in business with Wincie Wong, Head of Rose Review Implementation, NatWest

16:15 – How do you set up your business or side hustle in tech, raising capital, marketing your business with Danny Wicks, Managing Director, Infusion Group

16:45 – This is my story: Panel of inspirational entrepreneurs share their career journeys and top tips to get your business off the ground and Q&A, with Danny Wicks, Managing Director, Infusion Group; Byron Cole, Author, Serial Entrepreneur, Self-Made; Natalie Jameson, CEO, HeroWorx; Lauren Riley, Founder & CEO, The Link App

17:30 - Close