Collaboration, Creativity & Connection: Bringing To Work What AI Cannot

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Session Overview

According to the World Economic Forum, 1.1 billion jobs are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade. In order to remain competitive, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the skills that are most in demand as well as identify the best ways to leverage technology to empower and future-proof your teams.

With the rise of AI tools like ChatGPT, we’re witnessing a significant shift in the types of skills that are most in demand for today’s hybrid, distributed workplace. To stay ahead, it’s essential to understand how you can differentiate and future-proof yourself and your team members by developing in-demand skills, like problem solving, collaboration, and adaptability, as well as knowing the ways you can amplify those skills within your team by implementing the right technologies and recognising the ways your team members work best.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Review what skills currently are and will be most in demand over the coming years for individuals and teams to remain competitive
  • Understand how advanced technologies can amplify skills for both individuals and teams
  • Discuss practical ways to promote inclusion, innovation, creativity and agility within your teams by understanding their work styles and leveraging technology

This session is for you if…

  • You’re wanting concrete ways to progress and future-proof your career
  • You’re looking for innovative ways to leverage technology at work

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When it comes to climate change, over a third of global emissions come from transport. Not only is this becoming a huge problem for the environment and people who breath in dirty air, but an enormous opportunity to decarbonise and innovative alternative low-carbon solutions. Automakers are under pressure to change, rapidly, and develop innovative low-carbon an electric alternatives. Enter the world of sport, and prominently motorsport, and how a cutting-edge series such as Formula E is not only helping some of the largest car brands develop new technologies, but inspiring and encouraging consumers to be more conscious and aware of how their transport decisions can have an enormous impact in the race against climate change.

Session Key takeaways: 

    • How motorsport is at the coalface in solving some of the world’s most technical e-mobility challenges.
    • How sport can be leveraged as a platform for change; inspiring, educating and entertaining consumers into more sustainable lifestyles.
    • How and where the electrification of transport will take us over the next decade
3:45pm
Presentation

Building World-Class Products: 5 Ways To Do More With Less

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Data
  • Non-Technical
  • Transformation
  • Lisa Pickett

    Digital Product Specialist and Marketeer

    ex AKQA SoulCycle and Deliciously Ella

In today’s economic climate, consumers are expecting more from less, and reassessing their relationship with products that don’t add significant value to their lives. It’s never been more important to make the resources you have go further to create and maintain world-class digital products. Having created category-leading products for brands such as Nike, Jamie Olivier and Deliciously Ella, Lisa shares her 5 top pieces of advice for creating world-class products with finite resources.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Get familiar with failure: When used correctly, failure can help you reach the right solution quickly for maximum growth
  • Speak up: Connect with your network and community as much as possible to uncover key insights and plug knowledge gaps
  • Grow smartly: Know when and where to streamline resources while still maintaining product excellence
  • Sweat the small stuff: How percentage point differences really can add up to big changes
  • Swot up: How to look to other industries to grow your knowledge and expertise, fast
2:15pm
Presentation

Scalable Teams For Security And Velocity

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Transformation
  • Workforce
  • Sarah Polan

    Field CTO

    HashiCorp

As an industry, we are always looking for the latest and greatest to lower cost and risk and increase velocity. For every new threat, vulnerability, technology challenge, there is a new tool. But new tools mean higher cost, more complexity, and ultimately, more attack vectors. So how do we address these issues?

People and processes are the key. We’ll address how to build scalable teams which will simultaneously improve your IT landscape and your cyber security posture.

Cyber security is an increasingly important topic, but we also know that the speed of iteration is key to the productivity of a team. The way we are looking at both of these things isn’t working, and we need to take a more holistic approach by zooming out and looking at more variables.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The unpredictability of humans can be an asset, especially when threat modelling
  • The misperception of risk can be mitigated by diversity
  • The composition of your teams can ultimately help you scale your organisation
1:45pm
Workshop

Self-Compassion As Culture: The Step To Building Truly Inclusive Workplaces Part 2

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce
  • Zuzanna Borek

    Executive Team Coach & Conflict Facilitator

    Fierce Up Coaching

  • Tiffany Stahl

    Advisory board, Chair and Facilitator

    Fierce Up Coaching

  • Chelsea Hill

    Leadership Development and Facilitator

    Fierce Up Coaching

Although the world is rapidly changing, the big radical change is still to come. Current work structures evolved from outdated, low-tech, exploitative systems, and simply do not meet the needs of today’s workplaces nor take us where we want to go. The coming change is radical, yet is a return to a more natural and humane way of working together to produce greatness. Let’s tap into our collective intelligence, let’s build and co-create, instead of exploit. And it all starts with self-compassion.

Does it still feel like no matter the effort, training, conversations, meetings (and all other…) – your organisational culture still has a long way to go to be fully inclusive and to start benefiting from its diversity? Or perhaps even worse – instead of feeling the benefits, the diversity creates MORE work, or even conflicts straining your precious resources? It’s okay, your organisation is not the only one! And you are not doing anything wrong; the problem lies somewhere else… In our world today, the dream about fully diverse and inclusive workplaces is RADICAL, and it requires a different approach.

In this fully interactive and experiential workshop, you will learn and explore the difference of when self-compassion is at the core of your work structures/pipelines. It creates new and distinct possibilities, not only for your people, but for the fundamental success of your business as well. We will be moving around the room, sharing our experience and tapping into our collective intelligence. It’s transformative, fun, and nothing will be the same afterwards.

This is the second of the mini series workshop on the topic of self-compassion. We use self-compassion as a tool to transform organisations into authentically more diverse and inclusive workplaces. The focus of Part 1 is on what you can do as a leader (it’s on day 1!), while during Part 2 we will focus on company culture, how to bring more self-compassion into it, and the amazing results of such a change. These are two different workshops that compliment each other, we invite you to join one or both.

Session Key Takeaways:

The change you are longing for your organisation starts with the quality of relationships that your people build. In our workshop you will learn and experience:

  • The way you communicate and connect with others has an impact on the whole organisational dynamic
  • The power and possibilities of healthy work relationships
  • The positive impact of self-compassion on reducing stress, performance anxiety, and burnouts, making your organisation holistically healthier
  • How to navigate through rapid changes with greater ease and more satisfying results

This session is for you if…

  • You are a leader, manager or HR-professional looking for better tools to support your people
  • You are a change maker, an advocate for equity and diversity looking to create greater impact
  • You want to transform your business and stay ahead of the competition
  • You believe in the workplace that is built on talents, respecting boundaries instead of exploiting individuals
3:45pm
Presentation

Transforming An Organisation To Transform An Industry

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Data
  • Non-Technical
  • Transformation
  • Agustina Sacerdote

    Head of Product

    TIDAL

In just over a decade, streaming has transformed the music industry. Yet emerging artists continue to share common challenges on their journey to building a sustainable career. At TIDAL, we’re focused on the intersection of music and the economy and the compelling opportunity to find new ways to support their work.

Join this session to hear from TIDAL’s Global Head of Product Agustina Sacerdote on what it takes to transform an organisation to transform an industry. In this session, you’ll learn how Agustina is leading and revamping TIDAL’s product development, go-to-market strategy, and customer support to build an ecosystem of tools for artists and a platform for music super fans.

2:35pm
Presentation

Why Should You Scale Bottom-Up In Your Organization?

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Vânia Santos

    Engineering Manager

    OLX

We all have been through company reorganisations, probably more than once. Some are understandable and produce good outcomes, others aren’t, creating insecurities, lack of confidence in leadership, unnecessary changes, and even more complex paths of communication or decision-making. What is the difference, then?

Team-first thinking and the importance of well-defined boundaries to balance cognitive load within the teams is an important matter to consider: it directly fosters teams’ independence and minimising the overhead of communication, enhancing faster decision-making and increasing the quality and throughput of delivery.

Is there a well-proven way of scaling or changing the current landscape of company organisations? In this session we’ll explore Conway’s Law and the importance of team landscape and interactions, supported by an actual study case in the industry, and how well-designed teams charts can improve independence, autonomy, and motivation of the teams, leading to a faster and better rate and quality of delivery.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to scale organisations based on the interactions patterns
  • Exploring the importance of a clear architectural strategy to a clear team topology landscape
  • How to improve productivity with “fast flow”

This session is for you if… you influence the scaling processes of your company at any level or if you are interested in understanding the importance of having effective and efficient teams within your company.

12:45pm
Presentation

How Technology Is Enabling Inclusive Product Development

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Technical
  • Workforce
  • Dr Emmanuelle Savarit

    Head of User Research (Global)

    Just Eat Takeaway.com

Raising awareness of the interconnection among technology, inclusivity, and UX research is essential for designing products and services. As technological tools have become more accessible to users of all genders, it has become increasingly important to integrate UX research into the development of new digital products and services. In order to be inclusive, UX researchers must systematically consider diverse audiences, taking into account factors such as gender, technology literacy, cultural background, origin, and accessibility.

Today, we can really see how technological evolution has changed the life of researchers (from carrying heavy equipment such as video cameras, tripods or running sessions in labs full of cables to now conducting sessions remotely on any devices with end-users from all over the world).

Although the evolution of technology has made it easier to conduct UX research, this can also lead to a lack of context in the data collected. As a result, there is a need for future tools (such as AI or virtual reality) to provide deeper insights into user experiences.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Technology has improved and can facilitate inclusivity in product development.
  • There is a growing awareness of the importance of inclusivity in creating products and services.
  • UX research is crucial in promoting inclusivity in product development.

This sessions is for you if.. you are a Product manager, Developer, everyone involved in developing digital product of services.

1:40pm
Presentation

Lessons For Cultivating Successful New Teams

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Workforce
  • Veronica Peterson

    Software Engineer and Manager

    IMC Trading

As companies grow or shift, effectively shaping new teams is key to the success of the entire organisation. Whether they are new hires or internal transfers, experienced or entry-level employees, individual contributors or aspiring leads, they all need support to grow in their careers while seamlessly collaborating with teammates.

To build strong teams from the ground-up, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind: navigating different backgrounds and experiences, establishing positive relationships within the group and with stakeholders, and creating a team culture that motivates members towards common goals.

In this talk, we’ll explore best practices for cultivating efficient teams and cover potential challenges you may encounter. Whether you’re a current or aspiring people manager, or just a member of a growing organisation, this presentation will provide valuable lessons and ideas that will help set your team up for long-term success.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Lessons you can apply to build new teams in an established organisation
  • How to leverage the unique strengths, skills and workflows of engineers from all backgrounds
  • How to develop and mentor future leaders

This session is for you if…

  • You are a current or aspiring manager or lead at a growing organisation
  • You are an individual contributor looking to learn how to support your team’s growth and success
11:30am
Workshop

Become A Chaos Pilot & Bring Meaningful Change

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Not to be Missed
  • Premium Only
  • Transformation
  • Workforce
  • Filipa Moura

    Principal Software Engineer

    bp The Netherlands

  • Monica Norman

    Technical Programme Manager

    bp The Netherlands

  • Tehsheena Shams

    Founder & CEO

    Dynamo

Bringing transformative change in any business requires a radically different mindset, chaos pilots have that mindset and you can become one too.

Immerse yourself in a hands-on workshop on chaos piloting. Become one yourself and bring meaningful change anywhere – your business, work, and life! Learn from technology start-up founders and engineers at bp who are transforming front-line operations to make them safer and more efficient.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Who are chaos pilots, and why are they essential in any organisation?
  • How can you become a chaos pilot?
  • Discover the pitfalls to avoid

This session is for you if...you are starting your business, or you are looking to start a business, and/or are working on solving big, complex problems that are ambiguous and challenge the status quo.

 

4:00pm
Workshop

The Modern Mom’s Guide To Career Growth And Work-Life Balance

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Shivany Powani

    Senior Technical Program Manager

    HelloFresh

Returning to work after parental leave can be a challenging transition for any mother. It’s a time of mixed emotions: excitement, uncertainty, and a sense of feeling like an imposter in the workplace. But as one mother’s experience shows, this journey can also be an opportunity to gain new skills and perspectives.

In this session, we’ll explore how to navigate the transition back to work as a mother. Drawing on personal experience, we’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with balancing motherhood and a career. We’ll also delve into the skills that mothers acquire through their experiences, and how to leverage those skills to succeed professionally.

Join us for this inspiring workshop and discover how to turn the challenges of motherhood and career growth into opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Takeaways from my experience that you can incorporate in your career
  • Personal stories from YOU about your motherhood and career journey
  • An interactive session where we highlight the accomplishments from our journeys
2:35pm
Presentation

Leading Through Uncertainty With Authenticity To Deliver Business Goals & Employee Happiness

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Not to be Missed
  • Workforce
  • Eve Henrikson

    GM EMEA

    Uber Eats

Whether you’re just starting up or in the midst of scaling a global team, this session will give you everything you need to know about keeping employees happy, while delivering the bottom line.

In this session Eve will share her experience and key lessons learned at the helm of Uber’s European delivery business during the post-pandemic ‘boom’ and ‘bust’ cycles. This will include topics such as balancing bottom line targets with ambitious growth plans; successfully managing global reorganisations, locally; and building meaningful connections at scale.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of seeing the forest and the trees and why knowing the details that matter is critical to delivering the bigger picture
  • Building with heart and maximising your impact by putting yourself in the shoes of the people who use your products
  • Great minds don’t think alike -why embracing diversity is fundamental to building a global and profitable business
2:15pm
Presentation

The Power Of Ikigai (生き甲斐) In IT Business

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Ekaterina Serban

    Head of Data Protection and Cyber Security

    Robert Bosch GmbH

What is important today, when disruption and innovation are the result of
fostering an environment where individuals can come together, is the inspirational leadership and leading by purpose. Ikigai (生き甲斐,) is a Japanese term for “a reason for being” and having a sense of purpose in life, as well as being motivated.

We’ll talk about Ikigai in the IT area, and the feeling of accomplishment and fulfilment that follows when people pursue their passions working in the IT area.

The Why: To become a true leader in IT business nowadays you should have an inner drive and a deep hunger to create change. Inspirational leaders display earnest conviction in their beliefs and won’t bend to outside pressures no matter how difficult the road becomes.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Meaning of Ikigai for your life and career in IT business
  • How to lead by purpose and with a passion
  • How to feel accomplishment and fulfilment every day

This session is for you if…

  • You want to discover and embrace the the feeling of accomplishment and fulfilment
  • Every day in your job, to understand what makes you feel good about your work and how to lead by purpose
1:45pm
Workshop

Neurodiversity In The Workplace: Building Inclusive Teams Beyond Noise Cancelling Headphones

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Luisa Liesenberg

    Director of Talents & Organisation

    MVPF Technologies GmbH (MVP Factory)

Each brain is unique and everyone has different ways to process and think, yet, roughly 20% of our population qualifies as neurodiverse. This means, chances are high that our teams are also built of people who battle diagnoses like ADHD, Autism, or Dyslexia. Especially women often go through life undiagnosed, in numbers – 75% of women with ADHD are unaware – having developed coping mechanisms without ever knowing.

In this workshop we want to explore strategies to build environments for your teams or yourself that allow for “Neuro-Spiciness” to be the fuel of innovation, discuss what it takes for us and our colleagues to feel accepted and how to meet the needs of “unaware” neurodiverse colleagues.

Within DI&E departments, the awareness for mental health topics, including Neurodiversity, has luckily been increasing over the past decade. Yet, building habits that go beyond individual behaviour or offering access to helpful tools is something that most teams still have to learn. Most companies, most tech teams, and most organisations are structured, following neurotypical concepts, making it challenging for employees with ADHD, Autism or Dyslexia (amongst others) to navigate. A work culture that is accessible for neurodiverse people also always benefits those whose brains qualify as “neurotypical”, so why wait?

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the challenges and strengths of neurodiverse people in the workplace and how to use or combat them successfully
  • Discover how we can move beyond neurotypical standards and build a team that works for every brain
  • Connect with your own neuro-spiciness, celebrate the magic of “being the odd one” and explore how you can inspire the people around you

This session is for you if…

  • You are neuro-spicey. Join us and share your experience, connect with others to learn from them and build a foundation to bring back into your own team.
  • You lead teams. Neurodiversity is a topic that most people still don’t feel comfortable being very upfront about. The stigma and discrimination that comes with being openly autistic or dyslexic, etc. hold people back and increases their risk of burning out due to having to mask or suffering from related anxiety and depression. This also accounts for team members that are unaware or undiagnosed. Creating a neuro-inclusive environment as Lead can change your employees’ life and set you up for success.
  • You are curious about this buzzword, flying around more and more these days 😉
12:10pm
Presentation

Empowering Agency & Community Through Web3 And NFTs

30 mins
  • Track - FinTech
  • Data
  • Non-Technical
  • Emily Loh

    Data Director

    MoonPay

Web3 and NFTs are often misunderstood as silly jpegs or in association with the so-called metaverse. This session aims to demystify the concepts of web3 and NFTs, particularly within the context of how web3 can enable a true democratisation of technology, and empower both organisations and individuals to engage in society on their own terms. For the first time in history, we have a viable infrastructure from which we can set the terms and conditions of how we’d like to interact with each other, and within which we can have total ownership over our own data.

What are web3 and NFTs exactly and why should I care? How do we reclaim technology to serve the needs of society? How do we break out of a world that’s been determined by only a handful of corporations or institutions? Although Web3 and NFTs are commonly associated with the crypto industry, which has primarily been exclusive to women and other marginalised identities, web3 ultimately opens up the possibilities for empowering individuals and organisers alike to determine their own terms of engagement with the world.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basics of web3 and NFTs, along with other key concepts such as decentralisation and blockchain technology
  • Why web3 and NFTs can be empowering to individuals, communities and organisations alike
  • Real world examples of applications of web3 and NFTs, how you can get started on thinking about how the technology can be applied in your situation, why it’s beneficial to everyone

This session is for you if…

  • You’re simply curious about the hype around web3 and NFTs
  • You want to understand how blockchain technology can be applied in the real world in a variety of contexts
  • You’re looking for alternatives to social media to engage with others that speak to your values and interests
  • You’re a creator, artist, or builder looking to create a loyal and involved fanbase without the interference of third parties
  • You’re a brand or organisation looking to have a more intimate connection with your community
  • You’re an activist looking for alternative ways to move your cause forward
10:00am
Keynote

Product Led Transformation

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Maite Zubiaurre

    Chief Product Officer

    bol.com

As a professional we read, listen and watch a lot of content that deepens our knowledge about innovation, in depth (tech) solutions and development. But how do you turn knowledge into action? Into actually executing new business opportunities and implementing exhilarating improvement while making sure you are using the power of the technology by the people implementing and engineering on it. Discover the meaning and impactful parameters that are essential to be able to make a difference.

Maite Zubiaurre will share a story about our latest big challenge to change the way we think and use technology in advertising on our platform. It is a story about being brave, the importance of female leadership, an enabling culture and developing strong, resilient teams in combination with elevating the power of tech to truly do a little better every day and make more impact.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Prove that curiosity, humbleness and diversity are essential when it comes to executing the power of tech
  • Embrace that culture is the one thing that binds you as colleagues and unifies and empowers us
  • Understand that Tech is about so much more then the bits and bites of the technology

This session is for you if…

  • You are curious to learn about the major role that tech plays in the bol.com retail platform.
  • You are passionate to learn and be inspired about how you can make a difference by being you
  • You want to be inspired by the journey of a young female leader and you are curious to learn how she leads Product, now from a board position
1:45pm
Workshop

Building Effective Mentoring Practices For Companies

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Irina Veligan

    Campaigns Optimisation Manager

    Gen

Corporate mentorship programs have been implemented by many companies to enhance recruitment efforts, improve employee engagement, foster leadership development, promote diversity and increase loyalty and retention rates. However, the effectiveness of such programs depends on the quality of their implementation. Creating a successful mentoring program can be much more challenging that it appears, and many programs fail to meet their objectives.

This workshop will represent insights and principles from interviews with companies of varying sizes that have effectively implemented mentoring programs. Participants will learn practical strategies to launch their own successful mentoring program within their organisations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover best practices for launching and promoting a mentoring program
  • Learn how to pair mentees effectively
  • Learn what resources to provide to mentors and mentees and how to measure success of each relationship during the program
11:30am
Workshop

Choose To Be Successful At Managing Change: Management Of Change De-Mystified

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Roberta Rossini

    Cloud Services Business Operations and Transformation Manager

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Research shows that approximately 69% of projects fall short of their objectives, frequently due to inadequate management of change dynamics. This calls for proactive action, and indeed, it is possible to take such action! In this session, you’ll acquire the skills to master change management, steering your projects towards enduring and impactful transformations.

More often than not, management of change is considered some sort of intangible “magic”, delivering dubious value. In other cases management of change is used interchangeably with “training plan”, leading to pre-announced adoption failure. In this session you will be introduced to a few very practical tools that can be used to drive change and manage resistance successfully.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how management of change is a systemic approach, that goes beyond trainings
  • Learn that resistance is a natural reaction to change and that it can and should be planned with and managed accordingly

This session is for you if…

  • You are or have been struggling with the adoption of a great tool or process
  • If your team is consistently not doing what you ask them to do
  • You think management of change is fluffy, hot air
  • You think management of change = trainings calendar
  • You want a career in IT and you have no IT background
12:40pm
Workshop

Responsible AI Or Ethical Leadership?

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Ayse Duran

    Business Transformations, Managing Director

    FTI Consulting (Netherlands)

  • Stephanie Wagenaar

    Senior Director & Lead Digital

    FTI Consulting (Netherlands)

  • Sabine Clappaert

    Managing Director, People & Transformation

    FTI Consulting (Belgium)

Ethical leadership is the foundation that is needed to develop and use responsible AI. So what kind of leadership is needed to respond to the ethical challenges of artificial intelligence and big data, and what role might character play in guiding leaders?

AI is dominating news headlines and hallway conversations everywhere right now. And while what it can do to help businesses streamline operations and improve leadership decision-making is impressive, there are some things it can’t do. It can’t demonstrate character. It can’t show courage or empathy, at least not authentically. AI can’t make values-based decisions.

Few insights will be more valuable to your success as leader than knowing who you are and what you stand for.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What is ethical leadership and how does it affect your career, team and your organisation?
  • How can you define your own unique leadership North Star?
  • How can you demonstrate ethical leadership in decision-making related to AI topics?

This session is for you if…

  • You are interested in developing your own leadership north star!
  • You lead projects or people and want to be able to speak from a strong sense of purpose
  • You have an interest in AI and the role that leaders play in ensuring it is used responsibly
11:30am
Workshop

Let’s Talk About The Energy Trilemma

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Marieke ten Houte de Lange

    Vice President HR for Information & Digital Technology

    Shell

Ever found yourself grappling with intricate problems, or in a position where you must collaborate with individuals you don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye with? Are you curious about the leadership traits required to facilitate transformative collaboration and generate unique outcomes?

Our world’s most urgent challenges demand a paradigm shift in our approach to collaborative thinking. But how can we pave the path for improved future outcomes when stakeholders have a lack of understanding, trust, or rapport with each other?

In this dynamic session, we’ll use the energy transition scenario as a business case, examining how transformative collaboration among diverse stakeholders can lead to groundbreaking solutions. This is an opportunity to explore the potential of collaborative strategies in overcoming barriers and fostering innovation.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding why collaboration is both difficult and necessary to solve complex challenges
  • Understanding the leadership qualities required to enable transformative collaboration
  • Engage in dialogue on business case “energy transition” what it takes to move forward and the role each and every one of us can play?

This session is for you if…

  • You are curious about collaboration and building bridges
  • You are keen to break down barriers for collaboration
  • You are prepared to get active and lean into the dialogue. And learn about energy transition at same time
12:40pm
Workshop

Navigating Career Paths: How To Build A Sustainable Career

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Janneke Dura

    Schneider Electric Talent Consultant

    Schneider Electric

Research findings highlight that women often hesitate to apply for new positions if they do not fullfill all the criteria. This is particularly noticeable in the tech industry, where female representation is markedly low and declines further at higher organisational levels. To counter this, it is critical to disrupt the norms and craft inventive strategies to promote women’s growth and development.

In this interactive session, we will delve into the intricacies of career progression, examining both conventional and unconventional pathways. We will also engage in fruitful discussions on the challenges and prospects of career development in an ever-evolving world. This will provide a roadmap on how to make audacious choices regarding your career trajectory and devise a plan for continuous professional growth.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Explore both mainstream and alternative career pathways
  • Design a bold career plan for your next move
  • Master different approaches to steer your career development journey

This session is for you if…

  • You are enthusiastic about confronting new challenges
  • You are intrigued by the idea of charting your career growth in an unorthodox manner
  • You are eager to experience an enjoyable and inspiring session
3:10pm
Presentation

Don’t Dream It, Be It: How To Be Truly Diverse And Inclusive In Tech

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Workforce
  • Tanja Antonijevic

    HR Director

    Miele X

Sometimes tech is too much about doing techie things and not enough about being human. Same goes for Diversity & Inclusion, where we often we fall in the trap of doing diverse and inclusive things, rather than being diverse and inclusive. This presentation gives you concrete steps on how to build a better, more authentic, and inclusive company culture in tech.

As a global digital hub, Miele X is here to support the Miele Group in creating and growing their digital heritage. Founded as a start-up within a large organisation, Miele X quickly grew to a large, gender-balanced team of diverse experts, with over 40 nationalities on board. HR Director Tanja Antonijevic was there from the start and will explain why her mantra ‘Don’t dream it, be it’ was crucial for building this truly diverse and inclusive team. She will do this through sharing successes, failures, and concrete actions that can help you create a better, more diverse, and inclusive tech culture.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the impact of a diverse and inclusive culture on team performance and the creation of solutions fit for all
  • Recognise that fostering a truly diverse and inclusive culture transcends mere activities, emphasising the essence of being diverse and inclusive
  • Gain insights into ten practical strategies to incorporate greater diversity and inclusivity within your organisation

This session is for you if…you are interested or involved in building and leading tech teams and/or creating an innovative culture within scale-ups and larger organisations.

4:00pm
Workshop

The Art Of Failing Successfully

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Jennifer Bower

    Country Lead

    Persistent Systems

When you’re not afraid to fail, you become brave enough to step out of your comfort zone and go after big goals. Ultimately, mastering the art of failing successfully gives you the skills and mindset to tackle challenges in a rapidly changing world, solve problems like a boss, and achieve long-term success.

Delve into the untapped potential of failure and how it can become a catalyst for personal and professional development. Through a series of stories, hands-on exercises, and group discussions, we’ll explore strategies for reframing failure, building resilience, and leveraging lessons learned from outside experiences for workplace success.

During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to share your own stories of failure and learn from others in a supportive environment. We’ll discuss techniques to help you navigate through setbacks, overcome challenges, and turn failures into stepping-stones towards achieving your goals. Whether you’re a team leader, an aspiring entrepreneur, or an individual seeking personal growth, this workshop is designed to empower you with the mindset and skills necessary to fail successfully.

Walk away from this workshop equipped with a fresh perspective on failure, a newfound sense of resilience, and a plan to use your past experiences to fuel future success. Join us and unlock the power of embracing failure as a transformative force on your journey to personal and professional excellence.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Reframe failure as a learning opportunity
  • Build resilience and embrace challenges
  • Leverage personal experiences for professional growth

This session is for you if…you are a tech industry professional, a manager or team leader, an entrepreneur or founder, or an individual seeking personal growth and development.

12:40pm
Workshop

Leading A Hybrid Technical Team And Executing In Uncharted Territory

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Whitney Zheng

    Engineering Manager

    Yelp

Whether you are new to management, a company, a team through an internal transfer, or recently experienced a re-org, the novelty can bring excitement but also introduce chaos and uncertainties. There are already plenty of obstacles leading a technical team in this new remote work setup, not to mention the expectation to deliver performance and reliability for hybrid tech teams.

In territories where well-laid blueprints have been replaced by uncertainty, effectively managing the balance between team exploration and execution versus stakeholder buy-in and expectations becomes the engine for propelling products forward. In this session, we’ll talk about practical approaches and processes to help early adopters turn ideas into reality in business contexts.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Running diagnostics of existing team status and dynamics
  • Introducing and implementing relevant and effective team processes
  • Communication strategies internally with team members and externally with management and stakeholders
2:50pm
Workshop

Powerful Storytelling: Presenting Technical Ideas In A Highly Relatable Way

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Skills
  • Isabel Walker

    Master Facilitator and Coach

    PowerSpeaking

Stories are a game changer in business! Often people fail to understand technical concepts and proposals because they can’t relate to them. Stories can breathe life into abstract ideas and create real change in attitudes and behaviour.

In this workshop you will find out why stories are so powerful and how they work their magic. And you will create a compelling story of your own that can be put to immediate use in a business setting.

All you need is an open mind, a creative imagination and a willingness to experiment with new ways to communicate your ideas.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of how stories work and the ingredients of an effective story
  • A flexible framework to give your story structure and shape
  • An opportunity to create and practise delivering your own story
2:50pm
Workshop

Becoming More Intentional When Dealing With Stress And Burnout

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Marissa Alert, PhD

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist

A recent Deloitte survey showed that 53% of women are more stressed this year than they were a year ago, and 46% feel burned out. Having the right strategies to effectively manage stress and deal with burnout in healthy and effective ways can help with achieving work/life balance, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and continuing to be productive and engaged at work.

Managing stress and addressing burnout is not only about having the right tools or a list of things to do to cope. It requires being aware of your triggers for stress and how you perceive and respond to them, as well as being intentional about the strategies you use. This session will focus on the INTENT Framework for Stress and Burnout

  • How stress manifests itself and impacts your work, relationships, and behaviours
  • How you can align your actions with your values to manage stress in ways that prevent burnout and foster resilience
  • How to turn stress into an opportunity for growth
  • How to identify and implement realistic and easy-to-maintain strategies for managing stress, addressing burnout, and learning to adapt better to unforeseen changes

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to effectively manage stress to become aware of how stress affects you, how you perceive it, and how you respond to it
  • Discover when to use problem-focused coping or emotion-focused coping to deal with stress
  • Discover ways to deal with stress and address burnout. The strategies you choose should make sense for you and fit into your life. They shouldn’t just be based on what’s trending

This session is for you if…you have a basic understanding of stress and how to manage it, but are looking for ways to make stress management a habit and not an afterthought.

2:55pm
Workshop

Mastering Public Speaking In Tech

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Carly Richmond

    Developer Advocate

    Elastic

Public speaking is much like being the gazelle being watched by a group of hungry lions. Many women avoid it or dismiss it as a career out of an understandable fear of being eaten! We struggle with thoughts of sharing our knowledge and experiences in public forums because we think we’re not technical enough, or smart enough, or that our thoughts and experiences are not interesting enough.

Public speaking brings us great career benefits and helps us stand out as experts in a field where women remain underrepresented. In this session, we’ll work together to share our experiences and debunk the many fears we have about public speaking and the myths associated with presenter style, particularly within the tech industry. You will also have the opportunity to build your own plan and resource guide to improve your public speaking skills and build the courage to take to the stage to share the emerging technologies used in this radically changing world.

Women and minorities remain underrepresented in the speaker lineups for many of the tech conferences and meetups we attend as professionals. This lack of visible role models impacts the composition of the sector that we want to make equal. The ideas and experiences conveyed in these conferences also impact the future technologies we build in this ever-changing world. Voicing the experiences and knowledge of underrepresented groups increases the diversity of thought in building inclusive technology that represents and supports everyone in society.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Debunking the myths surrounding public speaking, including that it is a character attribute you naturally have rather than a practised skill that you too can learn, enjoy and benefit from in your career
  • Personal techniques to handle the fear of speaking
  • Construction of your own resources and plan to build on your public speaking skills

This session is for you if…you are anxious or fearful when undertaking public speaking today, or believes that public speaking is not relevant or beneficial to their current career path.

12:40pm
Workshop

Effective Communication: Mastering Constructive Feedback

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Erica Chesley

    Software Engineer

    Plaid

Delve into strategies, backed by learning science, that will enhance your ability to provide constructive feedback. This session aims to foster meaningful growth, nurture strong relationships, and reduce the stress often associated with feedback exchanges. Be part of an environment where feedback is not something to fear, but a tool for improvement and connection.

Effective feedback helps us grow into the best version of ourselves. Yet so often feedback conversations can prompt feelings of anxiety, fear, and frustration (on both sides), and erode trust and communication. In this interactive session participants will discuss strategies for offering feedback in a way that opens up communication, makes space for vulnerability, and helps the recipient not only receive but also absorb and meaningfully incorporate the feedback.

Discover techniques that range from narrowing (and defining) the scope of your feedback to understanding your audience (and meeting them where they are) to recognising (and reacting to) your biases (and much more). Attendees will leave feeling empowered to make their next feedback conversations ones that lead to meaningful growth, nurture relationships, and just generally aren’t so scary!

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn science backed strategies for offering feedback in a way that opens communication, builds trust, and can be meaningfully absorbed and utilised for growth
  • Insights into the ways your existing feedback structures and approaches might engender anxiety or fear, negatively impact relationships, and impede recipients from making effective use of the feedback
  • A personalised action plan for future feedback interactions

This session is for you if…you ever give feedback in a professional capacity (whether to a peer, direct report, or manager).

4:00pm
Workshop

How To Build More Adaptable Organisations By Leading With Authenticity

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Pamela Corbin-Audoux

    Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership

    Decathlon Digital

  • Sophie Pesanti

    Group Product Manager

    Decathlon Digital

We need to smash down the idea that being a leader only equates to being strong all the time and having all the answers: there are many ways to lead, and we’ll tap into our collective intelligence to help you find your own authentic expression.

If Brené Brown and Spiderman had a brainchild, that kid would probably say “with great power comes great vulnerability”. Well, to be honest, we believe it’s the other way around. Becoming aware of your vulnerability takes courage, and harnessing it is so rewarding. Embark with us on this journey to leadership and more connected teams through empathy, authenticity and efficiency.

(Yes, admittedly, we sound like your friendly Instagram self-appointed thought leaders, but we swear we are not.)

Session Key Takeaways:

  • A newly-found support group you can nurture to help you grow
  • Practical, actionable tips to support you as an authentic leader
  • Proven tools to practice vulnerability

This session is for you if…you’re a people manager (whether seasoned or newly-minted) and struggling with the idea of being vulnerable at work, not having all the answers, fighting impostor syndrome…

12:40pm
Workshop

Be Seen And Be Heard Through Assertiveness & Impact

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Monica Rodriguez

    Corporate Facilitator & Coach

    Simitri Group

Now more than ever, our ideas need to be heard and acted upon, as we shape the New Frontier. However, often our strategies and recommendations are not taken seriously in the tech world. Or some feel reluctant to stand their ground or push back. As a result, some women are held back in their careers, and organisations lose out on their innovative solutions.

Be seen- and be heard. Upskill your assertiveness level through this interactive, practical workshop. You’ll understand the benefits and obstacles to assertiveness. You’ll explore different communication approaches and when to apply them. Most importantly, you’ll practice how to express yourself with confidence and impact.

This session is for you if…you have a client-facing role, if you want to develop your leadership presence, or if you seek to make a difference with your ideas and solutions.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Embrace the mindset required to be assertive
  • Strike the balance between empathy and assertiveness
  • Sharpen your body language, voice, and words to speak with impact
4:00pm
Workshop

Play Your Way To Innovation And Connection In The Workplace

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Katie Ireland

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Enliven

Are you tired of feeling stuck in your work, lacking in creativity, and disconnected from your true self and your colleagues? If so, it’s time to embrace the power of play!

Join us in this workshop to explore the importance of play (even as an adult and yes even in the workplace), identify your own play personality and play together with your fellow participants. Come prepared to use your voice and physicality in this interactive and playful workshop. Silliness is both expected and welcomed in this judgement free zone.

Please let us know ahead of time of any mobility issues or other disabilities so that we might inclusively accommodate all needs.

2:50pm
Workshop

The Untapped Potential Of Team Branding: Excel In The New Frontier

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Skills
  • Dina Krapivko

    Head of Technology Operations

    PVH Europe

In today’s rapidly evolving tech industry, staying ahead requires not only embracing new technologies but also reimagining the way we harness the collective strength of our teams.

Discover the transformative impact of team branding as we delve into the strategies that empower organisations to unleash their team’s full potential. Learn the essential elements of successful team branding and gain practical insights on its implementation. Through practical examples, we’ll demonstrate how a strong team brand cultivates an innovative culture, boosts employee engagement, and ultimately enhances business outcomes. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionise your organisation’s approach to teamwork and maximise operational excellence.

To stay ahead of the curve, it is now more important than ever to have a team that can work together effectively and efficiently. Soft skills like communication, collaboration, and branding are essential for creating a cohesive team that can achieve hard operational excellence results.

In this session, we will explore how investing in team branding can lead to significant improvements in productivity, innovation, and overall success. Join us in discovering the power of soft skills for hard results in the new frontier of tech.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Harnessing the untapped potential of your team by establishing a strong and recognisable team brand that fosters unity, purpose, and drives innovation
  • Driving operational excellence through team branding: how to cultivate a culture of innovation, increase employee engagement and foster better business outcomes
  • Practical strategies: implementing successful team branding in your organisation, empowering you to enhance leadership skills and drive success in the rapidly evolving tech industry

This session is for you if…you are a forward-thinking leader eager to unlock the true potential of your team and drive operational excellence in your organisation in the new frontier Tech. Whether you’re part of a small startup or a large enterprise, this session is tailored to equip you with the practical insights and strategies in the intersection of technology, team dynamics and innovation.

5:10pm
Workshop

The Untapped Potential Of Team Branding: Excel In The New Frontier

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Skills
  • Dina Krapivko

    Head of Technology Operations

    PVH Europe

In today’s rapidly evolving tech industry, staying ahead requires not only embracing new technologies but also reimagining the way we harness the collective strength of our teams.

Discover the transformative impact of team branding as we delve into the strategies that empower organisations to unleash their team’s full potential. Learn the essential elements of successful team branding and gain practical insights on its implementation. Through practical examples, we’ll demonstrate how a strong team brand cultivates an innovative culture, boosts employee engagement, and ultimately enhances business outcomes. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionise your organisation’s approach to teamwork and maximise operational excellence.

To stay ahead of the curve, it is now more important than ever to have a team that can work together effectively and efficiently. Soft skills like communication, collaboration, and branding are essential for creating a cohesive team that can achieve hard operational excellence results.

In this session, we will explore how investing in team branding can lead to significant improvements in productivity, innovation, and overall success. Join us in discovering the power of soft skills for hard results in the new frontier of tech.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Harnessing the untapped potential of your team by establishing a strong and recognisable team brand that fosters unity, purpose, and drives innovation
  • Driving operational excellence through team branding: how to cultivate a culture of innovation, increase employee engagement and foster better business outcomes
  • Practical strategies: implementing successful team branding in your organisation, empowering you to enhance leadership skills and drive success in the rapidly evolving tech industry

This session is for you if…you are a forward-thinking leader eager to unlock the true potential of your team and drive operational excellence in your organisation in the new frontier Tech. Whether you’re part of a small startup or a large enterprise, this session is tailored to equip you with the practical insights and strategies in the intersection of technology, team dynamics and innovation.

1:45pm
Workshop

Flip It! A Behaviour Design Workshop Using The Psychology Of A Cyber Criminal

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Sarah Janes

    Owner & CEO

    Layer 8

Ever get frustrated that you’ve explained to your colleagues and friends a thousand times why they need to adopt more secure behaviours, but even though they know, they still choose insecure behaviours? Perhaps your frustration is with Senior Leadership who are not taking a business case for security seriously, or maybe it’s DevOps who continuously circumnavigate the secure by design process.

In this interactive workshop we’ll look at the psychology of change and how cybercriminals use it against us. Whatever your frustration we’ll get practical and introduce you to a flipped change approach, that starts by identifying strengths to build change. We’ll be working collaboratively to design behavioural interventions you can start using as soon as you’re at back at the office.

4:45pm
Presentation

Revolutionise Your Workday: Unleashing The Power Of Low-Code/No-Code Automation!

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Career
  • Data
  • Workforce
  • Eden Ihamouine

    IT Global Purchasing Intern

    Danone

Today, studies shows that 76% of workers spend 1-3 hours a day in data entry and tasks that a robot could be doing for them. What if you were able to use those 1-3 hours to your core job functions ? That’s the bet we made ! Thanks to our learning on automation, we are now able to earn time and productivity. We will share with you our journey through daily tasks automation and our experience.

Given that daily tasks and data entry are integral parts of your career, it’s essential to leverage them effectively. Let’s streamline these tasks and utilise them wisely for a more productive work life.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what the biggest productivity blockers are
  • Learn how to make your daily-life easier at work
  • Insights into the different steps in automation

This session is for you if…you are seeking for a new way of thinking to manage your data.

2:35pm
Presentation

Getting Future Ready: What It Means To Be A Modern Business

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Non-Technical
  • Workforce
  • Monique Wagenmaker-Oudijk

    Consulting Lead for Northern Europe

    Cognizant

Curious about what a future-ready business resembles? This session will explore findings from Economist Impact research, shedding light on the primary drivers of future readiness. Furthermore, we will introduce a benchmarking tool to assess your business’s readiness for the future.

In this session, you’ll learn important tips for getting ready for the future, figure out the skills you need to grow, and find out how to match big ideas with realistic steps for success now and in the future.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insights into the pivotal factors that shape a future-ready business, and how to take proactive steps to become future-fit
  • Receive access to a benchmarking tool that measures your business’s positioning for the future
  • Understand the transformative role of ESG, especially diversity, in driving change

This session is for you if…

  • You are advising clients on their future strategies
  • You are collaborating with partners for a shared future vision
  • You are an individual keen on fortifying your preparedness for an unpredictable future
5:10pm
Workshop

The Art Of Failing Successfully

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Jennifer Bower

    Country Lead

    Persistent Systems

When you’re not afraid to fail, you become brave enough to step out of your comfort zone and go after big goals. Ultimately, mastering the art of failing successfully gives you the skills and mindset to tackle challenges in a rapidly changing world, solve problems like a boss, and achieve long-term success.

Delve into the untapped potential of failure and how it can become a catalyst for personal and professional development. Through a series of stories, hands-on exercises, and group discussions, we’ll explore strategies for reframing failure, building resilience, and leveraging lessons learned from outside experiences for workplace success.

During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to share your own stories of failure and learn from others in a supportive environment. We’ll discuss techniques to help you navigate through setbacks, overcome challenges, and turn failures into stepping-stones towards achieving your goals. Whether you’re a team leader, an aspiring entrepreneur, or an individual seeking personal growth, this workshop is designed to empower you with the mindset and skills necessary to fail successfully.

Walk away from this workshop equipped with a fresh perspective on failure, a newfound sense of resilience, and a plan to use your past experiences to fuel future success. Join us and unlock the power of embracing failure as a transformative force on your journey to personal and professional excellence.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Reframe failure as a learning opportunity
  • Build resilience and embrace challenges
  • Leverage personal experiences for professional growth

This session is for you if…you are a tech industry professional, a manager or team leader, an entrepreneur or founder, or an individual seeking personal growth and development.

2:50pm
Workshop

Building Effective Mentoring Practices For Companies

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Irina Veligan

    Campaigns Optimisation Manager

    Gen

Corporate mentorship programs have been implemented by many companies to enhance recruitment efforts, improve employee engagement, foster leadership development, promote diversity and increase loyalty and retention rates. However, the effectiveness of such programs depends on the quality of their implementation. Creating a successful mentoring program can be much more challenging that it appears, and many programs fail to meet their objectives.

This workshop will represent insights and principles from interviews with companies of varying sizes that have effectively implemented mentoring programs. Participants will learn practical strategies to launch their own successful mentoring program within their organizations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover best practices for launching and promoting a mentoring program
  • Learn how to pair mentees effectively
  • Learn what resources to provide to mentors and mentees and how to measure success of each relationship during the program
2:50pm
Workshop

Choose To Be Successful At Managing Change: Management Of Change De-Mystified

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Roberta Rossini

    Cloud Services Business Operations and Transformation Manager

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Research shows that approximately 69% of projects fall short of their objectives, frequently due to inadequate management of change dynamics. This calls for proactive action, and indeed, it is possible to take such action! In this session, you’ll acquire the skills to master change management, steering your projects towards enduring and impactful transformations.

More often than not, management of change is considered some sort of intangible “magic”, delivering dubious value. In other cases management of change is used interchangeably with “training plan”, leading to pre-announced adoption failure. In this session you will be introduced to a few very practical tools that can be used to drive change and manage resistance successfully.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how management of change is a systemic approach, that goes beyond trainings
  • Learn that resistance is a natural reaction to change and that it can and should be planned with and managed accordingly

This session is for you if…

  • You are or have been struggling with the adoption of a great tool or process
  • If your team is consistently not doing what you ask them to do
  • You think management of change is fluffy, hot air
  • You think management of change = trainings calendar
  • You want a career in IT and you have no IT background
2:50pm
Workshop

Neurodiversity In The Workplace: Building Inclusive Teams Beyond Noise Cancelling Headphones

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Luisa Liesenberg

    Director of Talents & Organisation

    MVPF Technologies GmbH (MVP Factory)

Each brain is unique and everyone has different ways to process and think, yet, roughly 20% of our population qualifies as neurodiverse. This means, chances are high that our teams are also built of people who battle diagnoses like ADHD, Autism, or Dyslexia. Especially women often go through life undiagnosed, in numbers – 75% of women with ADHD are unaware – having developed coping mechanisms without ever knowing.

In this workshop we want to explore strategies to build environments for your teams or yourself that allow for “Neuro-Spiciness” to be the fuel of innovation, discuss what it takes for us and our colleagues to feel accepted and how to meet the needs of “unaware” neurodiverse colleagues.

Within DI&E departments, the awareness for mental health topics, including Neurodiversity, has luckily been increasing over the past decade. Yet, building habits that go beyond individual behaviour or offering access to helpful tools is something that most teams still have to learn. Most companies, most tech teams, and most organisations are structured, following neurotypical concepts, making it challenging for employees with ADHD, Autism or Dyslexia (amongst others) to navigate. A work culture that is accessible for neurodiverse people also always benefits those whose brains qualify as “neurotypical”, so why wait?

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the challenges and strengths of neurodiverse people in the workplace and how to use or combat them successfully
  • Discover how we can move beyond neurotypical standards and build a team that works for every brain
  • Connect with your own neuro-spiciness, celebrate the magic of “being the odd one” and explore how you can inspire the people around you

This session is for you if…

  • You are neuro-spicey. Join us and share your experience, connect with others to learn from them and build a foundation to bring back into your own team.
  • You lead teams. Neurodiversity is a topic that most people still don’t feel comfortable being very upfront about. The stigma and discrimination that comes with being openly autistic or dyslexic, etc. hold people back and increases their risk of burning out due to having to mask or suffering from related anxiety and depression. This also accounts for team members that are unaware or undiagnosed. Creating a neuro-inclusive environment as Lead can change your employees’ life and set you up for success.
  • You are curious about this buzzword, flying around more and more these days 😉
5:20pm
Presentation

Workplace Diversity In Action

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Workforce
  • Sandrine Pons

    Regional VP Solution Sales and Innovation

    SAP

There remains an imbalance in workplace diversity, Discover new approaches to driving success and inclusivity in the workplace, addressing the ongoing challenges of diversity imbalance.

Sandrine Pons, SAP, is an award-winning champion of diversity at work. She shares her view on how to drive a dynamic and inclusive workplace – now and into the future

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Where the imbalance and the opportunity lies for a successful, diverse, tech workforce
  • How to break through as a woman in the world of tech
  • How to drive a truly diverse and inclusive workforce now and into the future

This session is for you if…you need the “how to” be more diverse and inclusive at work.

5:20pm
Presentation

What Works ForA Fintech Bro Won’t Work For You: Using PR As A Female Founder

30 mins
  • Track - FinTech
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Rachel Pipan

    Founder and Managing Director

    Maneuvre

Female-led companies (including fintechs) are outstanding in their success, market-fit, and returns to investors. Yet, they don’t attract as much funding or scale as fast. This talk is going to cover why and how female fintech founders need to promote themselves differently to succeed with the public and press, and common missteps to avoid.

Ever feel like male-run fintechs get attention just by breathing? It’s not just you. Female-led fintechs, their founders and even their executives are on a vastly different playing field for PR, marketing and communications. In this talk, emerging tech/fintech advisor Rachel Pipan talks through the challenges female founders face in getting attention. She uses real-world examples to challenge pernicious myths about self-promotion, helping current and future fintech founders/executives understand how to use PR to scale their businesses.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Visibility is earned, not received – you have to do well and tell everyone about it
  • You will be judged on different metrics, including your PR presence
  • If it feels like you have to do everything backwards and in high heels – you’re right, and here’s how to lean into it to work for you

This session is for you if…You’re a current female fintech founder, thinking about starting a fintech/startup, or working with/advising female fintech and tech startup founders in their growth, and have been thinking you are too busy for PR, that you’re bad at PR, and/or that PR is a future concern, not one for now.

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