2024 Agenda

Check out the inspiring keynotes, workshops and stage sessions being delivered by the leading minds in tech this June.

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10:00am
Keynote

Human-Empowered AIs

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • AI
  • Keynote
  • Not to be Missed
  • Bellamie Persad

    Senior Data Scientist - Fraud & Risk

    bol.com

Recent innovations in AI created intelligence that outperforms humans in certain areas. Yet certain human capabilities will always surpass machines, particularly in areas of empathy, ethics, and nuanced decision-making.

In this keynote, we will discuss the synergy of AI and human capabilities, where each contributes uniquely for comprehensive problem-solving and innovation.

We will explore how humans and AI can optimally work together and give industry examples.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Investigate the evolution of the application and popularity of AI in recent years
  • Showcase that humans are essential in effectively harnessing the potential of AI
  • What industry examples can teach us about this synergy

This session is for you if… you are curious to learn more about the evolving synergy between AI and humans.

10:30am
Keynote

Embracing AI: A Pathway to Enhanced Human Capabilities

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • AI
  • Keynote
  • Not to be Missed
  • Sheila Gemin

    Global Head of Corperate Technology

    ING

As AI continues to reshape various industries, including finance, it is essential to understand how to leverage its potential effectively. Join me on a journey that may redefine the way you think about AI. Discover the secrets to unlocking the potential of collaborative intelligence between humans and AI.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Becoming AI-Fluent: Wonder how AI can transform your organisation? Dive into the world of AI technology, from the basics to real-world applications. Learn how to spot opportunities, navigate ethical considerations, and make AI work for you.
  • Ensuring AI Safety: Explore how to safeguard your journey into AI. This involves developing effective governance frameworks, implementing robust security measures, and addressing data privacy and algorithmic bias issues.
  • Augmenting human potential: Discover how your unique strengths – empathy, creativity, and critical thinking – can ensure that the advancements in AI will serve as tools through which humanity and technology can come together.

By exploring these three components and sharing actionable insights from a major bank like ING, I aim to empower you and your company to unlock the full potential of collaborative intelligence and thrive in the AI era.

11:30am
Workshop

Navigating Burnout: Strategies for Sustainable Success

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Jennifer Bassman

    Chief Burnout Officer

    JBR Coaching

Facing burnout? Discover practical solutions to work and recover simultaneously. This session offers strategies to convert burnout from a major hurdle to a minor speed bump on your path to success.

Embark on a learning journey to master effective stress management techniques, establish impenetrable boundaries that even the most challenging situations can’t breach, and harness your inherent strengths to enhance your energy and focus. Additionally, you’ll discover how to adeptly manage your responsibilities while navigating the path to recovery from burnout, ensuring you remain productive without sacrificing your well-being.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • View burnout as a signal for change
  • Change your stress response and narrative
  • Implement boundary-setting to manage energy
  • Cultivate a supportive network for resilience

This session is for… women entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers looking for ways to balance recovery and success amidst burnout.

11:30am
Workshop

How to Build a Personal Brand for Your Tech Career

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Carolyn Brand

    Founder

    Brand Business Coaching

Carolyn will be exploring the ways in which you can utilise personal branding, taking instant action to show up authentically and with confidence in a male dominated industry. The session will deep dive into the importance of authenticity and active cultivation of your personal brand to help you to stop holding back.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies for Authentic Self-Presentation: Learn how to showcase your unique skills and perspectives in a way that is true to who you are, making you stand out in the tech field.
  • Overcoming Industry Barriers: Gain insights into navigating the challenges of a male-dominated industry with confidence and resilience, using your personal brand as a powerful tool for advancement.
  • Actionable Steps for Brand Cultivation: Discover practical steps you can take immediately to start building and refining your personal brand, from online presence to networking strategies.

This session is for… anyone in the tech industry looking to elevate their professional image, make impactful connections, and achieve their career goals through the power of personal branding.

11:35am
Presentation

Low-Code Revolution

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Digital Transformation
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Software Development
  • Tiarma Witte

    Chief Technical Officer

    Low-Code Academy

Come learn about low-code, a fifth generation software development. You have to understand the logic, but no longer have to know the coding language.

This changes the speed, and requirements of developers a lot. One can learn the basics after a few weeks, and people without a technical background will be able to add business value within months.

Business potential also changes; it’s possible to create software for your company very fast, in close collaboration with the business and on a smaller budget. Gartner predicts that, by 2026, around 75% of all new software will be created in low code!

Technology is supposed to be for everyone, though at the moment, technology does not represent everyone. Let’s change that with low code!

The Why: There is a big demand for more automation and digital transformation, and very little inclusion in tech. Low-code offers a solution to both.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what low code is and what it can do for you
  • How low code can help include underrepresented groups
  • How to get started with low code

This session is for you if…

  • You are working at a business that wants to build or extend in-house software
  • You are looking for the code/platform to serve your future development needs
  • Your company is at the beginning of a digital transformation
  • You are interested in becoming a software developer
11:35am
Presentation

How Online Communities are Impacting our Everyday Lives

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Non-Technical
  • Nadja Vogel

    Chief Strategy Officer

    We Are Social

Discover how online groups really affect what we do every day, change how we talk to each other, what we buy, and even how society works. You’ll learn about how websites and apps help people come together to support, challenge, and motivate each other no matter where they are in the world.

Through real-life examples and the latest trends, you’ll explore how these online spaces are making it easier for people to connect, come up with new ideas, and make sure everyone is included. If you’re curious about how online communities are changing the world and our lives, this is a session you shouldn’t miss.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of how online communities shape social interactions and consumer behaviours
  • Insights into the role of digital platforms in fostering innovation and inclusivity
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in virtual community engagement and their real-world impact

This session is for… anyone curious about the evolving digital landscape and its influence on daily life, social interactions, and global connectivity.

12:10pm
Presentation

Cyber Security in a Quickly Evolving Landscape

30 mins
  • Track - DigitalStrategy
  • Career Development
  • Security
  • Corence Klop

    Global Head Expertise Centre Security

    Rabobank

Deep dive into the world of managing global cyber security. Which cyber threats do we see in the world around us evolving and how do we translate these developments to our strategy? Corence will open the black box of cyber security practices and shares her eye-openers of being a CISO of one of the biggest banks in the Netherlands and her career journey towards becoming a CISO.

Cyber security is an important topic for organisations and their customers: it is a key priority to keep clients and the organisation safe and resilient. Cybercrime is evolving rapidly, attackers are becoming more professional and have the resources to plan and wait for the right time to strike. Organised cybercrime globally is a major threat. This asks for a proper approach to stay ahead of these developments and to join forces within the financial sector, with large corporates and government.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the cyber threat landscape
  • Insights in how a bank is continuously preparing to stay ahead of cyber crime developments
  • Eye-openers of the CISO of one of the biggest banks in the Netherlands

This session is for you if… you want to have a sneak peek in the world of cyber crime and a look in the cyber organisation of the Rabobank.

12:10pm
Presentation

Scaling Leadership for Sustainable BizDevOps Team Growth

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Workforce
  • Zhilla Noorbakhsh

    Global IT Area Lead

    ING

Are you ready to tackle the challenges of doubling or tripling your team size to meet growing business demand? Discover how to effectively balance this need for speed whilst ensuring long-term viability and leveraging Team Topologies to maximise collaboration while maintaining efficiency.

In this session, we will delve into leadership strategies that are required for dual objectives of managing short-term delivery pressure while simultaneously ramping up a team poised for long-term success.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Strategic leadership practices for sustainable growth
  • Onboarding and Training strategies for a successful scale-up
  • Leverage Team topologies to maximise team effectiveness and productivity
  • Promoting diversity, collaboration and belonging across geographically dispersed teams
12:40pm
Workshop

How to be an Effective Role Model for the Next Gen

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Sahar Yadegari

    Director & Chairwoman

    VHTO

  • Rahel de Vriend

    Senior Project Director

    VHTO

“You can’t be what you can’t see”, is a saying we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, due to the IT gender gap, girls have very few opportunities to meet female role models in technical roles. In this interactive workshop we will discuss the latest insights from scientific research on the root causes of the IT gender gap and explore what it takes to be an effective role model.

You’ll also practice what we preach: by the end of the workshop you will have done several speed date rounds in which you have presented yourself as a role model.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the Gap: Gain a deeper insight into the scientific research on the root causes of the IT gender gap, illuminating the societal and systemic barriers that discourage girls from pursuing careers in technology.
  • Becoming a Beacon: Learn the qualities and actions that define an effective role model in tech, including how to showcase your achievements and experiences in a way that resonates with and encourages young women.
  • Practical Role-Modeling Skills: Engage in speed dating rounds to practice presenting yourself as a role model, enhancing your ability to communicate your journey and impact in tech effectively to inspire the next generation.

This session is for… anyone in the tech industry who aspires to inspire and support young women in their journey into IT. Whether you’re already in a technical role or looking to make a difference, this session offers the tools and confidence to become a pivotal role model for future tech enthusiasts.

12:40pm
Workshop

Empowering the Next Generation: Amplifying Women’s Voices in STEM and Technology

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Lily Dobbs

    Automation Lead, Transformation Specialist

    BT

Explore the important goal of getting more young women, especially those aged 13-30, involved in STEM and tech. We’ll take a close look at the many reasons why fewer young women enter these fields, including common stereotypes and obstacles they face in school and work.

You’ll walk away with clear steps and helpful advice for teachers, leaders, and anyone else who wants to help create a welcoming space for young women in these areas.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Actionable Attraction Strategies: Concrete steps for drawing young women into STEM fields and supporting their growth
  • The Power of Mentorship: Highlighting the critical role of mentorship and supportive networks in nurturing female talent
  • Breaking Down Barriers: Effective tactics for dismantling stereotypes and cultivating an inclusive culture within STEM and tech

This session is for… educators, STEM professionals, and advocates eager to make a difference in gender equality within tech and science. If you’re committed to changing the narrative and empowering young women to pursue and excel in STEM careers.

12:40pm
Workshop

Empowering Women in Tech: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Gabrielle Kiley

    Software Architect

    Utilus

Imposter Syndrome is a pervasive challenge faced by many professionals, and women in the tech industry are no exception. This workshop aims to address and explore the nuances of Imposter Syndrome specifically within the context of women in technology. By shedding light on the unique experiences and pressures faced by women in tech, we can work towards fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment.

Imposter Syndrome, the persistent feeling of inadequacy despite evident success, affects a significant number of individuals in the tech industry. Women, in particular, often contend with additional layers of societal expectations, stereotype threat, and gender bias, making it crucial to understand and combat these challenges.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Raise Awareness: Discuss the prevalence of Imposter Syndrome in the tech industry
  • Highlight the unique challenges faced by women in navigating the tech landscape
  • Understanding Imposter Syndrome: Explore the psychological aspects of Imposter Syndrome
  • Tools and Strategies: Be guided with practical tools and strategies for identifying and overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • Discuss the importance of mentorship, support networks, and self-compassion

This session is for… women in technology, including but not limited to software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and those aspiring to enter the tech industry. Additionally, managers, HR professionals, and organisational leaders interested in fostering inclusive workplaces will find valuable insights.

12:45pm
Presentation

The Future of 6G-empowered Robotics

30 mins
  • Track - DigitalStrategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Technical
  • Mona Ghassemian

    Senior Member

    IEEE

Dive into the transformative potential of 6G technology in robotics, promising a future where enhanced connectivity unlocks unprecedented robotic capabilities. This concise session will highlight the synergy between 6G and robotics, forecasting a revolution in autonomy, efficiency, and interconnectivity across sectors.

The Why: Learn about the latest developments in 6G technology and the opportunities it will offer at both a human level and the way we do business.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Revolutionary Robotics: Understand how 6G’s ultra-reliable, low-latency communication enables robots to perform more complex, autonomous tasks with precision.
  • Industry Transformation: Discover the sectors poised for dramatic change with 6G-empowered robotics, including healthcare, manufacturing, and urban development.
  • Navigating the Future: Learn about the challenges and opportunities presented by the integration of 6G in robotics, preparing for a world where robots are integral to daily life and work.

This session is for… those keen to glimpse into a future where robotics, powered by 6G technology, transform our world with endless possibilities.

12:45pm
Presentation

People First Business Transformation

30 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • ESG & Sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Workforce
  • Nicola Downing

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ricoh Europe

Discover how to lead business transformation in global settings by prioritising your team. This session unveils a people-first approach, sharing strategies for quick adaptation, learning from failures, and driving sustainable change across international organisations.

Dive into the essentials of navigating business transformation with a focus on people. Learn from an experienced leader how to implement changes that resonate well with teams worldwide. Explore the benefits of failing fast as a pathway to rapid learning and adaptation, and how to cultivate a resilient, adaptable organisational culture.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Effective Transformation Strategies: Key methods for steering your team through changes with a focus on their growth and well-being
  • Embracing Failures: Insights into how failing fast accelerates learning and innovation in a dynamic business environment
  • Building a People-First Culture: Tactics for creating an engaging and loyal team environment that supports transformation across borders

This session is for… international organisation leaders, managers, and change-makers looking to implement transformation initiatives that prioritise team engagement and adaptability.

This condensed session will arm you with the knowledge to lead with empathy and insight, ensuring your transformation efforts are as human-centred as they are effective.

2:00pm
Presentation

Career Agility in Tech: Authentic Leadership Skills for Individual Contributors and Managers

30 mins
  • Track - SkillShift
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Workforce

Unlock your leadership potential and inspire those around you with a dynamic blend of adaptability, authenticity, empathy, and technical prowess. This session invites current and aspiring leaders, innovators, and technology enthusiasts to refine their leadership skills, navigate career transitions, and influence the future of technology with confidence.

Explore how emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, and self-awareness can transform team dynamics and foster a culture of innovation and trust in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover key strategies for holistic leadership development, enhancing collaboration, and driving innovation
  • Learn to balance technical expertise with leadership skills, promoting a collaborative environment that encourages creativity and empowerment across all levels of tech professionals

This session is for… Tech enthusiasts aiming to integrate mentorship, teamwork, and innovation into their career paths. Whether you’re an aspiring leader or already established in your field, you’ll gain invaluable insights into authentic leadership, nurturing innovation, and personal growth within the tech industry.

2:35pm
Presentation

Future-ready: Building Resilient Operations in the Age of Digital Transformation

30 mins
  • Track - DigitalStrategy
  • Not to be Missed
  • Workforce
  • Sofya Mamaeva

    Chief Operating Officer

    Uber Payments

Human experience and trust in technology is as good as the ability of this technology to survive adversity. Join this session to hear first-hand insights from building resilient and agile operations for the money movement experience on Uber platforms, delivered by COO of Uber Payments B.V.

Every day, we rely on technology to facilitate some of the most essential services: order food, get to places we need to be, send and receive money. It has never been more challenging – and more important – to build operations that can withstand the pressure of accelerated innovation, economic uncertainty and the profound impact a technological disruption can have on the life of its customers.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to map your operations against the shifting technology backdrop
  • How to approach critical resilience risks — and the risk taking
  • How to engage your teams and stakeholders in a meaningful dialog about operational resilience

This session is for you if…

  • You manage teams, programs and/or risks in scaled digital operations,
  • You work in Fintech or payments, or
  • You work in regulated industry
2:35pm
Presentation

AI Revolution in Supply Chain & Logistics: Navigating New Frontiers

30 mins
  • Track - Artificial Intelligence
  • AI

Dive into how generative AI is reshaping the logistics and supply chain industry, enhancing efficiency, and overcoming traditional challenges.

This session will provide a deep dive into practical AI applications that streamline workflows and boost productivity. We’ll explore the strategic integration of AI within enterprise IT landscapes, highlighting DHL’s approach to ensuring safe, compliant AI use. Learn about the critical role of data governance and the skillsets needed to leverage AI technologies effectively.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Efficiency Through AI: Discover how generative AI tools are optimising logistics operations
  • Navigating IT Challenges: Strategies for seamlessly integrating AI into existing IT systems
  • Safeguarding AI Use: Insights into DHL’s guidelines for compliant and ethical AI deployment in logistics

This session is for… professionals in logistics, IT, and anyone interested in the practical applications of generative AI.

2:35pm
Panel Discussion

Learning to Survive and Thrive: Lessons for a Long Career in Tech

60 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical

Careers are increasingly long. And they’re played out against the backdrop of the accelerating digital transformation of work, and how we do it. Learning agility, adaptability and personal resilience are necessary capabilities to survive and succeed. Staying in the game is tough, and even more so for women, who pay lasting penalties for childbearing and caring duties and continue to bear the effects of discrimination throughout their careers. And yet, successful women are all around us. Against this backdrop, how do we set ourselves up to ensure fulfilling careers in the tech sector?

In this session, Cristina Monteiro, ASML’s CHRO, will draw out the lessons and insights learned from 3 successful ASML women, reflecting different parts of the ASML value chain, and representing early career, middle and senior career stages. They will discuss their own adaptation through the digital transformation that has changed their work, share the enabling factors in their success so far/at different stages, and present strategies for career stage navigation in the tech context. They’ll also share their personal predictions for the future of work, and how workplaces need to shift to really work for everyone.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • A greater understanding of the impact of digital transformation on careers and day-to-day roles
  • What are the ways we can learn resilience and own our careers?
  • What are the ways we can use to adapt to a constantly changing world?

This session is for you if… you are a leader / people managers who want to ensure they get the best from their teams in an age when targets and technological innovation dominate the way we work and relate to each other.

3:10pm
Presentation

Unleashing Creativity and Navigating Privacy: The Dual Edges of Generative AI

30 mins
  • Track - Artificial Intelligence
  • AI
  • Data & Analytics

Deep dive into the fascinating world of Generative AI, understanding the underlying models, how they work and their transformative impact on various industries, especially advertising, and the ethical considerations its widespread adoption and use brings to the forefront.

Building on the foundation of Generative AI, we’ll delve deeper into the crucial aspect of privacy within this domain. We’ll explore how these advanced models interact with large and diverse datasets, which may contain sensitive personal information. The discussion will highlight the critical balance needed in Generative AI between harnessing its powerful capabilities for innovation and creativity, and ensuring stringent privacy measures are in place to protect individual data. This part of the talk aims to dissect the challenges and strategies involved in maintaining this equilibrium in the rapidly evolving world of Generative AI.

Explore the significant effects of Generative AI on creativity, data management, and privacy. Attendees will gain insight into how Generative AI works, its influence on creative fields, and the imperative of addressing privacy in its use, equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of the technology’s societal impact.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Insight about how Generative AI algorithms work and how the rise of prompt-based engineering is rapidly transforming society, especially advertising, and its potential future impacts, positive and negative.
  • Insights into the ethical dilemmas and ownership questions brought about by the democratisation of Generative AI.
  • A clear examination of the privacy implications inherent in Generative AI technologies, focusing on the challenges of protecting sensitive data while leveraging the advanced capabilities of these systems.

This session is for you if…

  • You want to understand how Generative AI algorithms work
  • You’re concerned about ethical, privacy, and bias issues often accompanying discussions on Generative AI and looking for informed discussions on these topics
  • You’re an AI enthusiast looking to deepen your understanding of the broader impact of AI on society
3:45pm
Presentation

Breaking New Ground: Cutting-Edge Media Innovations

30 mins
  • Track - Artificial Intelligence
  • AI
  • Product
  • Anna McDougall

    Director - Product and Engineering

    Axel Springer National Media and Tech

For many, reading the news is the first activity of the day: but what is happening behind the scenes? How has the rise of LLMs and AI influenced news media technology, and what role does AR play in its future?

Explore the hottest trends in news media from the perspective of Europe’s largest media publisher. With millions of unique users checking in every day, even the tiniest evolution in technology can have huge ripple effects on what people read, how they read it, and how journalists create it.

News media provides a great basis for learning about the digitisation of previously analogue services, while also being a high-turnover product in tech. It provides a great and interesting basis for learning about innovation and future developments in tech.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How is the news you consume created and how are you tracked?
  • How can companies leverage new technologies in the digitisation process?
  • What are some emerging trends in new media you can capitalise on?

This session is for you if… you are excited about emerging technology; involved in digitisation from a product or strategic perspective; or have an interest in news media technology generally.

3:45pm
Presentation

Building a Globally Distributed Technology Team

30 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Product
  • Patience Shyu

    Tech Lead

    Kraken Technologies

For any growing international organisation, keeping teams aligned to ensure both high standards and a streamlined technical approach is a challenge worth solving.

You’ll discover practical strategies to drive collaboration and productivity across distributed teams. Plus tools and processes that empower global teams to continually produce high quality products and services, and exchange ideas on how to build a culture that brings people closer together, no matter the distance between them.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies to supercharge culture for teams across countries and timezones
  • Ways to empower team members to define and uphold standards of quality together
  • Automated processes for improving code quality and consistency

This session is for you if… you are part of a distributed or culturally diverse tech team!

4:45pm
Fireside Chat

Preparing for the Next Step: The Earlier, the Better

30 mins
  • Track - SkillShift
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Deepika Gupta

    Chief Technology Officer

    Sunweb Group

Delve into the essential skills and preparation needed to transition from leading a team to assuming executive roles, like CTO or CIO, for the same number of people. She’ll share insights from her own career progression, highlighting why it’s crucial to start preparing for your next role sooner than you might think.

If you’re looking to understand the differences in skillsets required for upper management and how to proactively prepare for such transitions, this session is for you.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why excelling in your current role is just the starting point for preparing for senior management
  • Discover the mindset and skillset shifts needed to succeed in higher leadership positions
  • Get actionable advice on early preparation strategies, including skill development and networking

This session is for… those targeting senior management positions to get ahead in their preparation and planning. Don’t miss out on these insights from Deepika Gupta to elevate your career trajectory.

4:45pm
Presentation

Navigating Gen AI: Crafting Impactful Solutions for Real User Needs

30 mins
  • Track - Artificial Intelligence
  • AI
  • Product
  • Amanda McAlister

    Staff Product Manager

    Bumble

Uncover how Gen AI can be harnessed to create meaningful user experiences. Gain insights into the diverse skills and perspectives that individuals bring to Product Management, empowering you to navigate challenges and make a lasting impact.

Explore the Bumble For Friends App’s Gen AI journey and delve into the dynamic world of the Product Management role as we begin shipping features with AI. Uncover the essential skills for success, navigate the intricacies of product development, and reflect on the experience of shipping AI features. Join me for a conversation about embracing and shaping the future of AI-driven products.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Diversity in Tech Impact: Recognise and embrace the unique skills and perspectives individuals bring to Product Management, fostering a more inclusive and innovative tech landscape
  • Tailored Product Management: Understand the value of adapting your approach to product management based on the diverse needs of your company and users
  • AI Empowerment: Dive into the complexities and joys of shipping AI features, exploring both the challenges and the rewards of the future of AI-driven products

This session is for you if…

  • You’re someone in the tech community seeking insights into using Gen AI to address user pain points
  • You’re a current or aspiring Product Manager looking to enhance your skills and contribute to the diverse landscape of tech
  • You’re curious about the unique challenges and opportunities in shipping AI features and want to be part of the conversation
4:45pm
Presentation

Leadership in Tech – the H Factor

30 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • AI
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Kimberly Ofori

    Founding Partner

    Future Ventures

Now that the possibilities with technology seem to be endless, where does the human factor fit in?

In this talk Kimberly Ofori dives into the dynamics of the H-factor (Human-factor) within a rapidly  changing and digital world and how prioritising the H factor as executives and those in leadership will ultimately lead to stronger, future proof technology businesses.

The Why: The human factor will become increasingly more important as technological advancements pick up. As a leader you will need to know how to stay ahead of the curb.

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about the Human-Intelligence angle and how to make it work with AI
  • Learn how you can lead in tech by finding and applying the H factor in your company
  • Find out how you can power your technology company with the H factor

This session is for you if… you are a c-suite executive, senior-midlevel manager, founder or leader within a technology company directly involved with people, strategy and product development.

11:35am
Presentation

Women Rising: The Importance of Putting your Own Oxygen Mask on First

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Career Development
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Rashmi Sharma

    VP of Engineering

    Mambu

As part of the security protocol in an airplane, they advise you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. As someone who’s routinely led 100-person engineering teams, I discovered this couldn’t be more true. To direct complex projects and people, you need to know your limits, and then routinely test them.

This session will cover how to unlock your own professional growth in order to foster an inclusive work environment.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to tolerate ambiguity to seize untapped potential for yourself and your team
  • Discover the best practices for experimentation in technical roles
  • Foster creativity and an environment where people and ideas can thrive

This session is for you if… you are rising in your career, managing a growing team, or looking for a fresh approach to deliver on business objectives.

12:10pm
Presentation

The Role of Data and AI in Crafting Future-Ready Business Strategies

30 mins
  • Track - DigitalStrategy
  • AI
  • Data & Analytics
  • Pinar Dolen

    Chief Analytics Officer

    SAP

In today’s fast-changing world, knowing how to use data and AI can really set your business apart. This session is all about how to prepare your business for the future by using smart analytics tools and artificial intelligence. We’ll show you how to make decisions based on data and keep up with new tech to grow your business over time.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to Stay Ahead: Learn how to use analytics and AI to keep your business strong, even when things change. Find out how these tools can help you understand what your customers want, make your operations better, and come up with new ideas.
  • Building a Team that Loves Data: We’ll talk about how to create a workplace where everyone uses data to make decisions. This means making sure that from the top down, everyone sees the value in understanding data and using it to make smart choices.
  • Making Change Easier: Get tips on how to smoothly move your business into the digital age. Learn the steps to take so your company can grow with the help of data and AI, making it more innovative and efficient.

This session is for… business owners, people who make strategies, and anyone who wants to use new technologies to improve their company. If you’re interested in how data and AI can change the way your business works for the better, and you want some clear, easy-to-follow advice, this talk is for you.

12:10pm
Panel Discussion

Charting Tomorrow: Secure, Diverse, Innovative

30 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Security
  • Tana Dubel

    Chief Information Security Officer

    Logitech

  • Adam Travis

    Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

    Logitech

As technology becomes inseparable from our daily lives, keeping things secure is a must! The shift to remote work makes cybersecurity super important. Globally, it’s ranked high among concerns, yet there is a glaring shortage of 3.5 million professionals, the challenge is clear.

Explore the critical need for diverse talent, showcasing how creativity and innovation flourish in varied perspectives. Not only in Cybersecurity but in business in general. Securing our digital future is a shared responsibility we all play a part in.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Pivotal Role of Cybersecurity: Understand the critical and rewarding role of cybersecurity in shaping a positive future
  • Reskilling and Career Opportunities: Explore the vast opportunities for reskilling and career change within the dynamic field of cybersecurity
  • Diversity’s Impact beyond Cybersecurity: Recognise the importance of diverse talent contributing to the overall strength of the economy
  • Building an Inclusive Workforce: Gain insights on actionable steps to generate a more diverse and inclusive workforce, fostering innovation and resilience in the cybersecurity landscape

This session is for… anyone passionate about contributing to a secure, diverse, and innovative future in technology, whether they are directly involved in cybersecurity or interested in the broader implications for businesses and society.

12:10pm
Panel Discussion

From Code to C-Suite: Unpacking Tech Leadership in the Public and Private Sectors

30 mins
  • Track - SkillShift
  • Career Development
  • Leadership

Join us for a fireside chat that sheds light on the unique journeys to achieving C-suite positions within the technology sector, across both private and public landscapes. This candid discussion will feature seasoned executives sharing their personal experiences, challenges, and insights gained while climbing the tech leadership ladder.

Our speakers will delve into the distinct dynamics of operating in private versus public sectors, offering a comparative view on leadership styles, decision-making processes, innovation challenges, and the impact of organisational culture on career progression.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the varied paths and strategies for reaching top leadership positions in tech, including the skills and experiences that matter most
  • Understand the key differences in leadership and operational challenges faced by tech executives in private companies versus public sector organisations
  • Gain actionable advice on navigating the complexities of tech leadership roles, including how to foster innovation, drive change, and build effective teams across different types of organisations

This session is for you if… you’re an aspiring tech leader, a current executive, or simply interested in the intersection of technology and leadership, this fireside chat will provide valuable perspectives and advice to help guide your professional journey.

12:10pm
Presentation

AI Readiness Driven in a Collaborative Network

30 mins
  • Track - Artificial Intelligence
  • AI
  • Digital Transformation
  • Anne Merkle

    Head of AI

    Robert Bosch

Digitalisation affects all people, all functions and all locations in a company. Neither a central organisation can enforce digitalisation, nor can only a grassroot initiative transform the mindset of a whole company regarding these new technologies.

Explore the development of self-driven collaborative AI-networks – supporting grass root initiatives and involvement of many digital enthusiasts, but also creating transparency for scaling of projects and processes to ensure the necessary quality. Get inspired on how to combine the human and the digitalisation aspect to implement AI readiness!

Session Key Takeaways:

  • For the AI transformation self-driven collaborative networks are key – to combine the benefits of a central organisation and grass-root initiatives
  • Commitment to guidelines about enabling, infrastructure and quality in the area of AI is only possible with an early and honest involvement of different key persons throughout an organisation
  • Empower the AI community, so that they are able to collaborate and share experiences

This session is for you if…

  • You want to drive digitalisation and AI in your organisation
  • You are interested in transformation
  • You are interested in AI readiness
12:10pm
Presentation

Designers and Developers Unite: Strategies for Successful Collaboration in a Scaling Organisation

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Digital Transformation
  • Product
  • Software Development
  • Perihan Rashed

    Senior Product Experience Designer & Tech Evangelist

    Dynatrace

In a rapidly scaling market, our organisation went into hypergrowth mode. In this landscape, teams sitting on their planet, in their comfort zone, had to adapt and restructure themselves.

In this talk, I’ll share my personal journey as part of a small team within a large company. I’ll discuss the different stages of restructuring, the integration of diverse mindsets, and strategies for adapting to scalability.

As developers, designers, and team leaders, we all face unique challenges in bridging the gap between design and development teams. Join me in exploring practical approaches and insights to foster effective collaboration within your organisation. Together, we can create a seamless synergy that drives the success of our products and teams.

This talk is tailored for developers, designers, and team leaders looking to improve collaboration between designers and developers in their organisations

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the stages of restructuring within a growing organisation and how to implement these changes smoothly
  • Discover practical approaches to integrate diverse mindsets and encourage open communication and collaboration between designers and developers
  • Understand the importance of flexibility and how to adjust strategies to maintain collaboration and productivity during periods of rapid growth

This session is for you if… you’re seeking to optimise existing processes or navigate growth phases, this talk will provide valuable strategies and actionable advice. Even when we come from diverse backgrounds and industries, we can unlock the power of collaboration for organisational success.

12:40pm
Workshop

Beyond Threads: Unleashing the Power of Kotlin Coroutines

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Software Development
  • Technical
  • Aysegul Guldes

    Senior Software Engineer

    bol.com

Dive into the world of Kotlin Coroutines and elevate your asynchronous programming game! This workshop offers a blend of theory and hands-on practice, guiding you through the intricacies of this groundbreaking paradigm.

Asynchronous programming is pivotal in crafting modern, responsive applications. Kotlin Coroutines present a leap forward from conventional threading, providing developers with a streamlined approach to handling asynchronous tasks. By mastering Kotlin Coroutines, developers can write cleaner, more efficient code, setting the stage for enhanced application performance and user experience.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Kotlin Coroutines and their advantages in modern software development
  • Gain practical insights and techniques to effectively implement Kotlin Coroutines in various scenarios
  • Learn best practices to optimise asynchronous workflows, ensuring robust and responsive applications

This session is for you if… you’re a developer eager to expand your toolkit with Kotlin Coroutines. Whether you’re new to the language or looking to deepen your understanding, this session offers valuable insights and actionable knowledge tailored to both beginners and seasoned Kotlin enthusiasts.

12:40pm
Workshop

Mastering Essential Sales Techniques for Non-Sales Tech Professionals

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Mary Agbesanwa

    Founder

    Now You're Talking Network

Are you ready to enhance your ability to influence and persuade, even if you’re not in a traditional sales role? Join an informative 60-minute workshop led by Mary Agbesanwa. In this enlightening session, you will be equipped with indispensable sales skills and techniques for your career and personal life.

The Why: Sales will validate your ideas, Sales will generate income for you, diversify your Revenue Streams, increase your reach and visibility

Session Key Takeaways:

  • We will cover Why is sales important?
  • Sales glossary, Sources of sales opportunities, Sales success stories, Skills of effective sales people and effective tools and resources

This session is for you if… you’re an entrepreneur or a non-client-facing professional in any industry, understanding sales principles can make a significant difference in your career.

1:40pm
Presentation

ROI: Return on Inclusivity

30 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Workforce
  • Marie-Estelle Carrasco

    Global Head Data Analytics

    Danone

Inclusivity isn’t just a moral imperative—it’s a catalyst for innovation and growth. Explore the tangible benefits of fostering diversity within the technology sector, delving into how inclusive practices can lead to enhanced creativity, wider talent pools, and ultimately, a significant return on investment for companies willing to embrace diversity.

You’ll gain valuable insights into effective strategies for building inclusive environments, the impact of diversity on team performance and innovation, and real-world examples of organisations that have thrived by prioritising inclusivity.

This session aims to equip leaders and all tech industry stakeholders with the knowledge and tools needed to transform their workplaces and the tech ecosystem at large.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the direct correlation between inclusivity and business success
  • Strategies for creating and nurturing diverse tech environments
  • The role of leadership in driving inclusivity in the tech industry

This session is for you if… you’re looking to enhance your company’s culture, innovate more effectively, or simply understand the value of diversity in tech, Join to explore how inclusivity can become your organisation’s most valuable investment.

2:15pm
Presentation

Leadership in the Age of Digital Transformation

30 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • Digital Transformation
  • Leadership
  • Adina Manisor

    Head of Group Data and Analytics

    Electrolux Group

Embark on a transformative journey and explore the intricate challenges and opportunities that come with designing & steering organisations through the dynamic realm of technological change. Delve into effective strategies for navigating organisational shifts fuelled by technology, feel empowered as women in tech leadership roles and get equipped to excel in the ever-changing digital landscape.

Digital transformation has ceased to be a futuristic concept and is now the reality for every organisation. The struggle lies in establishing the optimal set up, the right mix of skills & competencies or the effective change management approach. This session aims to foster a profound understanding of how forward-thinking leadership can leverage technological shifts to achieve organisational success,  furnish women leaders with a set of strategies to help navigate through the good, the bad and the ugly of this journey and inspire resilience, providing with the motivation to effectively weather the storms in the digital transformation landscape.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to identify opportunities within the digital transformation landscape and steer your organisation toward success through informed decision-making
  • Acquire a practical set of strategies to navigate the complexities of digital transformation.
  • Draw inspiration from real-world examples of women leaders who have successfully led digital transformation initiatives and learn how to cultivate personal & organisational resilience

This session is for you if…

  • You find yourself at the helm of the digital transformation storm as a leader
  • You want practical, actionable strategies to navigate the complexities of digital transformation and
  • You want to lead the organisation through change, with resilience

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Events in the Women In Technology Series

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September, 2024Austin, Texas

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27-28 Nov, 2024ExCeL, London

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