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WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its first three-day virtual conference for female technologists, One Tech World.

The conference, proudly sponsored by BAE Systems and supported by Accenture, CMS, Credit Suisse, Discovery+, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, MarketAxess, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, OpenFin, PwC, Robert Walters, Royal Air Force, Royal Bank of Canada, Sage, Sky, Societe Generale, and SUSE; saw over 1,500 delegates log on around the globe, from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Bank of England, Mastercard, UBS, EY, Nationwide, National Grid, BT, Mettle, Dell, Vodafone, Schroders, Ipsos, Atos, Santander, and many more.

One Tech World Lobby

The three-day conference consisted of two stages, Let’s Talk Tech and Career Development, with 197 speakers, held over 20 Q&A panels and shared over 130 webinars, which have been watched over 15,000 times. Delegates could shape their own learning as well as revisiting sessions they may have missed, with a 30-day playback.

Across the three days, delegates enjoyed listening to high-profile speakers including Georgie Barrat, Technology Journalist & TV Broadcaster, The Gadget Show; June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award Winning Author; Air Marshal Sue Gray CB OBE MSc CEng FIET FREng, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Royal Air Force; Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes; Professor Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, TED Speaker, Business Author & Former CEO; Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Tracy Edwards MBE, Founder, The Maiden Factor; and Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Silicon Valley leader, Author & Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc., plus many more.

One Tech World Auditorium

Over the three days, delegates viewed over 130 webinars on topics such as Future World of Work, Technology Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, The Future of Data, The Wonder of Wearables, Data Science, The Future of Drones, FinTech, The Future of Robotics, Cloud Technologies, Quantum Computing, Coding, Innovation in Health Tech, Transformation & Change, Ethics in Tech, The Challenges for Tech Business, Post-Pandemic, Cloud Native, DevOps, Agile, Blockchain, CryptoAssets, Tokenisation, De-Si, Collaboration Tools, and many more. Attendees could also pose their questions to speakers via a number of virtual Q&A sessions.

Those attending the conference also had the opportunity to access our ‘follow the sun’, on-demand stage for individuals joining us from other global time zones. The on-demand stage featured over five hours of content, including ‘Machine Learning and Robotics in Healthcare Devices and Rehabilitation’ with Alishba Imran, Machine Learning, Robotics and Blockchain Developer; ‘Getting Kids into a Tech Mindset’, with Lisa Goodchild, Chief Trouble Maker, Digilearning; and an ‘In the Lounge’ chat with former Eastenders actress, Linda Davidson.

One Tech World Exhibition Hall

Networking and visiting an exhibition hall were still on the agenda – albeit virtually.

Throughout the three days, delegates had the opportunity to visit over 20 exhibitors and sponsor booths to meet representatives from their companies virtually. Each booth had documents, leaflets and videos which were added to delegates’ Swag Bags.

Aside from networking opportunities on the conference platform, delegates were also invited to join us every morning and evening in our unique, virtual networking world. This bespoke space allowed delegates to create connections in our virtual bar, rooftop lounge, cyber world lounge, AI world lounge and our jobseekers’ lounges. They could even join us in our meditation lounge to decompress the day before going out and making those all-important connections for the future.

Over the three days, attendees were also given the chance to win Amazon gift cards and an Amazon Echo, through our Scavenger Hunt for iconic women in tech; and our leadership board competition.

WeAreTechWomen would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers, supporters and above all, our delegates for making this conference such an incredible virtual experience.

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