Applying Data-Driven Decisions Across Team Roles

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Session Overview

In the fast-paced technology industry, staying ahead of the competition is crucial. Understanding the importance of data-driven decision-making can significantly impact the quality of decisions made during the product development process. Implementing data-driven strategies gives organisations an edge by enabling them to quickly adapt to market changes and customer needs.

Gone are the days when a developer was just sitting behind a desk in a dark room and coding day in and day out. Same about product managers, designers, analysts – everyone wanted to stay isolated doing their own job. Now each role is a lot more. They have to continuously contribute in strategic thinking, take part in OKR/KPIs, and continuously think about adding value to business. There’s a lot going on and you are thinking “Leave me alone and let me code/write/draw in peace”.

Worry not, in this session, we will explore how data helps in shaping decisions across various product development processes. We will discuss its importance and share examples on how data has replaced personal assumptions, and benefited developers.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the importance of leveraging data over personal biases and opinions
  • Learn about tools and approaches for different team roles to make data-driven decisions
  • Dive into real-world examples showcasing Adyen teams utilising various data dimensions

This session is for you if…

  • You want to know how to use data-driven approach in different roles in a product team
  • You are curious about Adyen and want to get some insights into how we work/think

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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 Current work structures evolved from outdated, low-tech, exploitative systems, and simply do not meet the needs of today’s workplaces nor take us where we want to go.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.

11:30am
Workshop

The Power Of Healthy Tension: A Conversation Between Product And Design

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Only
  • Sophie Back

    Design Manager

    Uber

  • Benjawan Christen

    Product Manager

    Uber

A good product and design relationship is critical to building successful products. Healthy tension is a key part of this relationship – but how do we maintain the healthy part?

This session will walk you through common challenges, pitfalls and how to avoid them. This will be illustrated with real-world examples of where we’ve built incredible relationships and where it’s gone wrong. We will explore these from both the perspectives of Product Managers and Product Designers to give you deep insight into the key challenges.

As people come and go from companies, we have to constantly build and rebuild these new relationships fast. This workshop will provide practical information about how to overcome common challenges, or better yet, avoid them from day one.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to build better Design and Product collaboration
  • Who owns what?
  • Leaning into healthy tension for better product outcomes

This session is for you if…

  • You’re interested in organisational psychology and building healthy working relationships
  • You work in a tech team
  • You work in Design or Product Management
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.

 

12:40pm
Workshop

Maximising The Power Of Data Using Artificial Intelligence

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Veronica Flyckt

    Director of Netherlands and Experian Northern Europe CIS & Analytics Director

    Experian

  • Benidine De Kock

    Analytics Consultant Lead

    Experian

  • Maryna Russell

    Sales Director

    Experian

In the modern world, data is everywhere. Being able to understand that data through the process of analytics has also become increasingly important – for individuals and for businesses. Understanding data can help shape our understanding of innovation potential, new trends, finances, or business target audiences.

Data coupled with the power of artificial intelligence can help with better businesses decisioning in both the short and long term. But how much do we really understand about that data we put out into and take from the world? And how does artificial intelligence play a role in the credit risk journey?

Discover the value of data in today’s world from the leadership, sales and analytics perspectives – focusing specifically on consumer impact and the benefits of knowledge about how and why data is used.

The session will also cover the importance of understanding what your data says about you from a credit management perspective – empowering attendees to manage their data with confidence.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Data is a key factor in the modern world and understanding how to interpret data is already critical
  • AI is the future in data and analytics, and a useful tool for managing credit risk
  • An understanding of how and why data is used to benefit businesses and consumers in credit management
  • A unique and well-rounded female leader perspective in the use of AI in data and analytics

This sessions is for you if…

  • You are a Business leader who is managing their personal and professional finances
  • Attendees who work closely with data and analytics in their current roles
  • Those looking for a deeper understanding of the value of data of data interpretation from the raw collection to the end consumer
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
11:30am
Workshop

Contract Testing Workshop With Pact

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Only
  • Software
  • Raissa Machado

    Tech Lead

    bol.com

Explore the fundamentals of contract testing, delving into the use of Pact and examining a range of real-world examples. Equip yourself with the expertise needed to effectively apply contract testing in your projects, ensuring a more seamless and efficient development process.

In this engaging and interactive workshop, you’ll acquire valuable, practical skills for implementing contract testing in your microservices-based projects. Contract testing is a crucial practice for teams developing software with a microservices architecture, as it guarantees service compatibility, enhances quality, fosters collaboration, and conserves time and resources.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the benefits of contract testing
  • Learn how to use Pact for contract testing
  • Learn how the Pact broker can improve collaboration

This session is for you if…you are a software developer or tester who wants to improve the quality and reliability of your software.

12:40pm
Workshop

Carbon Consciousness: Reducing Carbon And Cost For Enterprise IT

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Only
  • Sustainability
  • Ruth Miller

    Principal Consultant

    Lenovo

Datacentres are estimated to use 3% of global energy provision, and this is likely to grow. So what IT does around power consumption and CO2 is vital for the planet. Yet the latest IT products are more powerful and often consume even more electricity.

Whether your company uses IT on premise or as a service from cloud providers, regulations are being tightened for reporting of Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions, and Net Zero plans are being audited. Without active Carbon Reduction plans in place, we cannot realistically achieve Net Zero.

So learning how to optimise IT power usage and design solutions to critical for all enterprises. Help your company become Carbon Conscious and start an initiative for reduction which actually will save money as well.

Ruth will discuss techniques to design and implement solutions from a carbon reduction perspective. This includes practical hints to apply to currently running environments.

She estimates that around 20% savings can be gained for current datacentre and cloud environments, which can not only reduce tonnes of CO2 emitted but also reduce power costs by over €100k per year per datacentre. Greater savings are possible when designing IT systems.

So come, learn and participate. Save the planet and get your company to start saving for a head start on Net Zero plans.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How you can optimise existing IT infrastructures to reduce power and CO2
  • How you can transform new IT services using CO2 optimisation as a focus
  • How you can build a business case to save your company significant money whilst also saving CO2 and become Carbon Conscious

This session is for you if…

  • You are wishing to transform your business to save money and save carbon
  • You design or consume IT services
  • You have budgetary control over IT services
  • You have to handle the increased CO2 reporting regulations
2:55pm
Workshop

How To Deploy Big Data Driven Decision Making In Large Organisations

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Lieve Lanoye

    Head Market Intro & Big Data Team

    TP Vision

  • Paola Masuzzo

    Lead Data Scientist

    TP Vision

As the capabilities of big data and machine learning expand, effectively deploying data insights within large organizations demands a strategic approach that seamlessly combines technical expertise with people skills. The challenge lies in fostering the adoption of insights generated by advanced data models among non-technical individuals.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Mastering the art of translating commercial questions into data-driven inquiries is essential
  • Identifying the most suitable deployment strategy for diverse audiences is crucial
  • Restoring lost trust in data can be an arduous task, emphasizing the importance of accuracy and reliability

This session is for you if…you are looking to successfully deploy data models across various teams within your organisation.

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 😉
3:10pm
Presentation

Responsible AI: Get Inspired To Use Digital Ethics By Design

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • Data
  • Technical
  • Judith van Schie

    Managing Director

    Considerati

Technology may seem neutral, but this is far from the truth. When technology like AI is used for decision making, this could be problematic since, as we know, AI systems can contain bias and generate discriminatory output. For successful deployment of AI, it is key to maintain trust from stakeholders like consumers, regulators and society as a whole.

In this session we will discuss the risks of decision making AI and how to integrate digital ethics by design for ensuring responsible AI.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Keeping human bias out of AI is not easy, but it is essential and possible
  • Digital ethics by design is a key method for responsible deployment of AI
  • Embedding digital ethics in your business processes increases both the value of the deployed AI as the trust in your organisation

This session is for you if…

  • Your company is developing or using AI
  • You are interested in responsible AI and digital ethics by design
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
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
2:55pm
Workshop

Life After Layoffs: Reenergising After Large Scale Lay Offs

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Premium Only
  • Polina Changuleva

    Founder

    Same But Different Consultancy

  • Lucy Delaney

    Managing Director, People & Transformation

    FTI Consulting

  • Lisa Dempsey

    CEO and Founder

    Leadership Labs International

Last year, almost 100,000 people across the tech industry got laid off, amounting to the highest number of job cuts since the dot-com crash in 1995.

The personal impact of being laid off cannot be underestimated. Equally, large-scale layoffs also have a profound impact on organisations. From rebuilding one’s self-esteem and a finding a new job in an overcrowded and fractured industry, to the morale and productivity of remaining employees or the best ways to attract top talent, there is much that individuals and organisations can learn from the so-called layoff contagion.

In this workshop, we will hear from an ex-tech employee who was laid off, someone who had the burden of laying off staff, as well as experts who understand the intricacies of organisational restructuring. Our panel will share their personal experiences and lessons learnt and explore strategies those that have been laid off can use to thrive, as well as practical strategies to unlock the untapped potential within the organisation post-layoff, providing recommendations for rebuilding trust, boosting morale, and enhancing brand value. Because all our experts believe that, which ever perspective you take: there is life after lay-offs.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to regain your self-confidence and thrive again after being laid off
  • The impact of large-scale layoffs on remaining employees and the organisation
  • Strategies to boost morale and refocus an organisation after large-scale layoffs
  • Brand and reputation management communicate and engage with employees during and post-layoff

This session is for you if…

  • You have been laid off and want to hear from someone who has been through it
  • Your organisation has made cuts and you want to discuss how to reenergise employees or reshape your EVP to remain relevant and authentic
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

Harnessing The Power Of AI: A Deep Dive Into Opportunities And Challenges For Businesses

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Skills
  • Eliza Casapopol

    Data & AI Specialist

    Microsoft

  • Tanuja Bhamidipati

    AI Cloud Solution Architect

    Microsoft

This talk will delve into the exciting realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its role in catalysing business innovation, with a particular focus on the alliance between Microsoft and OpenAI. As an emerging technology, generative AI holds significant potential to revolutionise various sectors, yet its practical deployment remains an area of exploration for many businesses.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the concept of generative AI and acknowledging its limitations
  • Identifying significant use-cases where generative AI can boost corporate performance and competitiveness
  • Debunking common myths and discussing challenges associated with generative AI
  • Participants can expect valuable insights on leading the corporate world in the AI era, practical applications of generative AI, and inspiring instances from other businesses

This session is for you if.. you are a Business Decision Maker, Technical Decision Maker, and anyone seeking to infuse their business operations with the power of AI. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

11:30am
Workshop

EQ For Work/Life Harmony

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Not to be Missed
  • Premium Only
  • Angelina Best van Kampen

    Baltics and Benelux, Head of Commercial, Nordics

    Amazon Web Services

Achieving professional success goes beyond just IQ and technical expertise. Studies have revealed that emotional intelligence (EQ) plays a significant role in determining long-term accomplishments. EQ encompasses staying composed under stress, demonstrating resilience during challenges, maintaining a positive attitude, and being in tune with others’ emotions.

Join us for this workshop, where you will learn how to enhance your EQ to foster a balanced work/life equilibrium. The session will feature self-reflection exercises, community interaction, and various EQ development strategies.

1:45pm
Workshop

Cloud Skills: Demystifying Google BigQuery

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Ilona van de Bildt

    Head of Big Data & Analytics Consultants Central Europe

    Google Cloud

For non-practitioners, understanding BigQuery from a practitioners standpoint will help you understand the possibilities of, and the potential requirements you may need when selecting a DWH solution and a future proof data strategy. It also helps you find your way when you want to start using MachineLearning in your company in an easy and accessible manner. If you would have to pick only one Google Cloud tool to learn more about, then BigQuery should be it.

BigQuery is at the heart of Google Cloud’s Data solutions. If you are looking to understand what Google Cloud’s data solutions are all about, starting to understand BigQuery is a key skill to set you up for success.

BigQuery is a data warehouse solution which you can use for the analysis of (both small and big) data, but also to set up Machine Learning models quickly and easily. It is suitable for any user, no matter if your business is small or big.

This is a foundational level workshop for BigQuery, and includes a hands-on lab that sets you up for using BigQuery and move to using BigQuery ML afterwards.

Prerequisites: for the practical part of this session you need a laptop and an active Google account you can sign in with.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why BigQuery is key in your data strategy
  • How to use BigQuery
  • What BQML helps you do and how to get started

This session is for you if…

  • You want to know more about Google Cloud
  • You want to understand the strategic importance of BigQuery
  • You are looking for a data warehouse solution that is secure, fast, accessible and cost-efficient
  • You are looking to become a practitioner in BigQuery
  • If you want to get started with Machine Learning in an easy way
1:40pm
Presentation

Building An Enterprise Platform

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • Data
  • Gudrun Anna Atladottir

    Senior Cloud Developer

    Novo Nordisk

Nowadays businesses need to be able to analyse their data effectively to be at the forefront. It is essential to have a strong, cost-optimised analytical setup with data access to enable data domain experts to focus on doing what they are best at, namely to bring value out of data.

Learn about Novo Nordisk’s analytical platform and how it is used to bring value out of data efficiently to cater to our business needs. Our data persons can on-demand spin up collaborative analytical compute environments in preferred region, with selected compute power that integrates seamlessly with their in-house data sources. This enables them to focus on their business cases without having to worry about configuring, managing, and setting up their computing environment. Our platform has been used to develop a deep learning algorithm in our inspection lines, proactive monitoring solutions on types of machinery that enable increased throughput in our production lines, etc.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how AWS build an on-demand analytical compute environment in the cloud
  • Learn how the cloud can be used to speed up analytics and save costs simultaneously?
  • How Novo Nordisk’s enterprise analytics platform has acted as an enabler for different business cases

This session is for you if…you have a growing business and you want to use data to drive the business decisions. With a growing number of employees and stakeholders it becomes more critical to have centralised teams focusing on building re-usable customised environment that can be spun up on-demand integrating data for cost savings. It prevents repetitive work across different areas and reduces additional complexity for people working with data, enabling management to act quickly to business needs.

11:30am
Workshop

How To Embed Digital Ethics And Responsible AI Frameworks Into Your Work

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Not to be Missed
  • Premium Only
  • Tania Dias

    Digital Ethics Specialist - Digital Ethics & Responsible AI

    IKEA Retail

Don’t miss out on this essential workshop where we’ll introduce you to the knowledge and tools needed to embed digital trust and responsible AI frameworks into your work.

Explore the key principles of responsible innovation and gain practical insights on integrating them into your tech projects. Discover how you can shape an ethical future and make a positive impact while navigating the evolving landscape of technology and AI.

11:30am
Workshop

Demystifying Generative AI On AWS

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Only
  • Software
  • Laura Kennett

    EMEA Specialist Solution Architecture Manager

    Amazon Web Services

  • May Mohamed

    Manufacturing & Automotive, Senior Manager, Solution Architecture (SA)

    Amazon Web Services

In this session, you can explore the exciting world of generative AI and how it has the potential to revolutionise many industries.

In this session the speakers start by reviewing the basic concepts of generative AI. It then explores how generative AI models can be used for various modalities, highlighting the AWS AI/ML tools and infrastructure available to those interested in generative AI.

Explore the potential of generative AI and what AWS tools are available to build and deploy these models in production.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand and be able to articulate the differences between traditional Machine Learning models and Generative AI Foundation models
  • Discover the common use cases Generative AI can help you and your business with
  • Know the limitations of Generative AI and things to keep in mind when working with it
  • Learn about how AWS services can support you to get started building successful Generative AI applications

This session is for you if…you are new to Generative AI, want to know more about Machine Learning, and are keen to see how it can support your business and technology goals.

1:45pm
Workshop

What Does A Robust AI Ethics Framework Look Like?

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Clara Higuera

    Lead Data Scientist

    BBVA AI Factory

AI is currently being applied in almost every sector of our lives such as healthcare, education, entertainment, transport and finance to name a few. However as use has risen, so has awareness of potential for bias, discrimination and other types of harms. AI systems also mediate social perceptions and interactions and have environmental and climate consequences. Given the pervasive impacts of AI systems, it is no surprise that the field of AI ethics has gained force in recent years.

The ethical aspects of AI are studied and debated in diverse fields including philosophy, social science, computer science, and engineering with each field contributing distinct viewpoints and practices. Integrating humanistic and technical perspectives has proved challenging. But AI systems are sociotechnical, meaning there are complex interdependencies between their ‘social’ and ‘technical’ aspects throughout their lifecycle. Interdisciplinary approaches are the only way forward.

In this session, a data scientist and an anthropologist specialising in AI ethics reflect on the challenges of putting AI ethics into action, the tools currently available for organisations to align their principles and practices, and examples of cutting-edge approaches to ethical and responsible AI being used in industry.

We draw on our different experiences and backgrounds to shed light on the complex and crucial challenge of developing ethical AI for more inclusive and equitable futures.

In the session we will discuss with the audience the different challenges of bringing AI ethics into practice and open a debate about why we need AI ethics integrated in the development cycle of AI now more than ever after the recently released large language models like ChatGPT.

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
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.

11:30am
Workshop

When Data Becomes A Product

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Ludmila von Thun-Hohenstein

    Senior Sales Engineer

    Snowflake

As data is seen more and more as a product we need to focus on the data supply chain, how we create higher revenue, gain competitive advantages and mitigate risks. A central point to this is collaboration, which encapsulates everything from the production lines from raw data to end data product. With real time collaboration you are not only speeding things up, you also lower costs and are more efficient which goes as far as being better for the environment.

Come spend some time to better understand how easy it can be to collaborate when data becomes a product. Data does not need to be your background for this interactive session to benefit your daily activities!

This session is hands on. You will need to bring a laptop.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to take part in the Data Supply Chain
  • Explore keys to access a wide range of data products in real time
  • Discover how to mobilise the world’s data

This session is for you if…you are interested in the data supply chain and what is already possible.

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.

11:35am
Presentation

AI Everywhere: Leveraging Data For A Unified Fintech Solution

30 mins
  • Track - FinTech
  • Data
  • Transformation
  • Akhila Vangara

    Data Scientist

    Adyen

Uncover the transformative power of AI in fintech: Gain a deep understanding of how vast amount of data can be used to solve problems, enhance decision making processes, improve merchant experience and streamline internal operations. In addition, take a peek into real world applications/examples of AI in the fintech domain and understand the challenges and ethical considerations associated with AI adoption in Fintech.

This session brings to you an overview of the transformative potential of AI in the financial technology sector. Digitisation is everywhere in financial services – this makes available vast amounts of data – paving way for both challenges and opportunities.

This session will delve into harnessing this potential of data to develop fintech solutions as a one stop shop by integrating AI technologies across different sectors of financial services – banking, payments, risk assessment, credit risk and anti money laundering efforts at scale.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The power of data and AI in the fintech landscape, i.e. how AI is revolutionising the current industry at a fast pace
  • Attendees will also gain an insight into how the solutions are implemented at scale
  • The challenges faced by the different players in the industry, both in banking and technology

This session is for you if…

  • You are a fintech professional working in payments, risk, banking, compliance this will give you a chance to look at a real life example of AI being leveraged in the industry
  • You are a data scientist/AI practitioner, the talk will gloss over the different technologies being implemented and researched at adyen
  • It is also meant for technology or fintech enthusiasts who want to know what the industry is up to
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…

4:00pm
Workshop

Crafting A Convincing Business Case: Securing Investment For Tech Projects

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career
  • Premium Only
  • Andrea Stubbe

    VP Product

    commercetools

Are you finding it challenging to convince key decision-makers to allocate ample time and resources for vital technical work and enhancements? Are you often working overtime or subtly incorporating improvement efforts into your schedule? Essential tasks like expanding test coverage, refactoring, code clean-up, library updates, and experimenting with innovative technologies are all invaluable to business growth, albeit their benefits may not be immediately apparent.

We invite you to this interactive workshop designed to arm you with essential strategies and real-world examples that illustrate both successful and failed attempts to advocate for investment in technical work. We encourage you to bring your own case studies for practical argument practice with an experienced VP of Product.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Develop effective strategies for constructing and conveying a compelling business case for the time and financial commitment towards continuous technical work
  • Gain valuable insights from Andrea, who will provide feedback on your examples

This session is for you if…you are a solution architect, technical project manager, and senior engineer looking to enhance their advocacy skills for technical work investment.

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.

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
5:10pm
Workshop

Harnessing The Power Of AI: A Deep Dive Into Opportunities And Challenges For Businesses

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Skills
  • Eliza Casapopol

    Data & AI Specialist

    Microsoft

  • Tanuja Bhamidipati

    AI Cloud Solution Architect

    Microsoft

This talk will delve into the exciting realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its role in catalysing business innovation, with a particular focus on the alliance between Microsoft and OpenAI. As an emerging technology, generative AI holds significant potential to revolutionise various sectors, yet its practical deployment remains an area of exploration for many businesses.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the concept of generative AI and acknowledging its limitations
  • Identifying significant use-cases where generative AI can boost corporate performance and competitiveness
  • Debunking common myths and discussing challenges associated with generative AI
  • Participants can expect valuable insights on leading the corporate world in the AI era, practical applications of generative AI, and inspiring instances from other businesses

This session is for you if.. you are a Business Decision Maker, Technical Decision Maker, and anyone seeking to infuse their business operations with the power of AI. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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
3:15pm
Presentation

AI For Space

60 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • AI
  • Data
  • Transformation

As humanity prepares to venture back to the moon, attendees will gain insight into ESA’s missions and integration of new data-driven approaches to guarantee reliable communications and operations in the lunar environment.

Learn how AI algorithms are harnessed to predict and prevent satellite failures, guaranteeing reliable communications and operations in the lunar environment. As the satellite industry undergoes a profound digital transformation, understanding the power of AI becomes paramount.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insights into how AI is leveraged to predict satellite failures before they happen, offering unprecedented levels of reliability and performance
  • Learn what AI in space entails and how rather small and simple machine learning models can help shape the future space missions and operations
  • Gain an overview of ESA’s mission to return to the moon and its significance in space exploration

This session is for you if…you are interested in artificial intelligence, satellites, and the inspiring notion that you don’t have to be an astronaut to work in the field of space.

12:40pm
Workshop

How To Embed Digital Ethics And Responsible AI Frameworks Into Your Work

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Not to be Missed
  • Premium Only
  • Tania Dias

    Digital Ethics Specialist - Digital Ethics & Responsible AI

    IKEA Retail

  • Jeanice Koorndijk

    Responsible Technology Specialist

    IKEA

  • Efşan Sökmen

    Senior Data Scientist

    IKEA

  • Anindita Misra

    Global Director- Data Lifecycle Accountability

    IKEA

Don’t miss out on this essential workshop where we’ll introduce you to the knowledge and tools needed to embed digital trust and responsible AI frameworks into your work.

Explore the key principles of responsible innovation and gain practical insights on integrating them into your tech projects. Discover how you can shape an ethical future and make a positive impact while navigating the evolving landscape of technology and AI.

5:10pm
Workshop

How To Deploy Big Data Driven Decision Making In Large Organisations

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Lieve Lanoye

    Head Market Intro & Big Data Team

    TP Vision

  • Paola Masuzzo

    Lead Data Scientist

    TP Vision

As the capabilities of big data and machine learning expand, effectively deploying data insights within large organisations demands a strategic approach that seamlessly combines technical expertise with people skills. The challenge lies in fostering the adoption of insights generated by advanced data models among non-technical individuals.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Mastering the art of translating commercial questions into data-driven inquiries is essential
  • Identifying the most suitable deployment strategy for diverse audiences is crucial
  • Restoring lost trust in data can be an arduous task, emphasising the importance of accuracy and reliability

This session is for you if…you are looking to successfully deploy data models across various teams within your organisation.

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 😉
12:45pm
Presentation

Machine Learning 101: Where To Begin?

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • Data
  • Lutske De Leeuw

    Software Engineer

    Luminis

With the fast changing world, ChatGPT growing fast. It’s good to know how to train your own machine learning model. Explore the fundamentals of machine learning and provide guidance on how to get started with building machine learning models. introducing machine learning and its applications, and discussing the different types of machine learning algorithms.

Dive into the key steps involved in building a machine learning model, starting with defining the problem and collecting and preprocessing the data. We will discuss how to choose the right algorithm for the problem and optimise it for the best performance through model selection and training.

Throughout the presentation, we will provide examples of real-world applications of machine learning to help the audience understand the practical implications of this technology. We will conclude by summarising the key takeaways from the presentation and offering resources for further learning.

By the end of the presentation, the audience should have a good understanding of the basics of machine learning and the key steps involved in building an effective machine learning model. They will also have resources at their disposal to continue learning and exploring this exciting field.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Collect a lot of data
  • Don’t invent everything yourself
  • Machine Learning isn’t always the way

This session is for you if…you are a software engineer that has interest in machine learning, but never knew where to start.

4:45pm
Presentation

Envisioning A Flourishing Future With Innovative Technology

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Data
  • Sustainability
  • Agata Grela

    Digital Strategy Lead

    RBS International

Dive into the world of breakthrough technologies and innovative concepts reshaping business and organisational structures. This session invites you to expand your perspective, unlocking your power to architect a future that is equitable and prosperous for all.

We will collectively envision a future where challenges become catalysts for innovation, using the collective imagination and the synergy of brilliant minds with a shared vision.

In this fast-paced technological and business landscape, our presentation will offer practical ways to integrate pioneering advancements into your organisations. We will also focus on the evolving nature of leadership and provide insights to lead your teams in this uncertain and exciting future.

Our goal is to create a technologically advanced future that is also socially responsible and sustainable. Every decision we make impacts the future – and we aim to make those impacts positive and inclusive.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding pioneering technologies and concepts transforming the business landscape.
  • Discovering essential leadership skills and mindsets for the future, such as creative thinking, resilience, and agility.
  • Learning how to leverage technology for creativity and innovation.

This session is for you if…you’re a tech guru, emerging leader, or a professional passionate about an equitable future, this session promises a wealth of information and insights to help shape your organisation and the future of technology.

5:20pm
Presentation

Ethical Empowerment: Navigating The AI Revolution With Purpose

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Data

Join us in this insightful session as we delve into the WHY, WHAT, and HOW of Responsible/Ethical AI within the fast-paced world of Tech companies. With the recent appeals for AI regulation from prominent entities like the EU, Open AI, Google, Microsoft, and leading researchers, it’s crucial to understand the importance of ethical considerations in AI development, especially in light of upcoming regulations such as the EU AI act.

During this session, we will address the following key questions:

  • How can AI and Data products be built and scaled rapidly while keeping ethics at the forefront of the entire process?
  • What steps can be taken to prepare for and succeed within your organisation in the long run, aligning with existing processes and leveraging automation?

Drawing on her extensive experience of over 10 years in building Applied AI solutions within telecommunications and automotive industries, Cornelia, our expert speaker, will share typical AI and data use cases that have been successfully built and scaled for products, services, and entire value chains. Additionally, she will discuss the essential components of an AI Ethics/Responsible AI Governance policy, including data transparency, and provide insights on the best practices for its implementation, encompassing stakeholder management and technological and automation solutions.

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