Inclusion As A Tool For Innovation

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Session Overview

Discover how to turn inclusion into a powerful tool to create a psychologically safe work environment and therefore promote innovation within teams.

How do you build inclusive leadership in times of change, uncertainty, and loss? As organisations navigate complexity, diversity is a strategic advantage and inclusion might be the key to empowering innovation. We’ll explore the importance of creating a safe space for everyone to thrive and find belonging

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the keys to building a safe space within your team
  • How to role-model inclusive behaviors
  • Learn and practice tools to apply inclusivity to your own contexts and your individual approach

This session is for you if… you want to develop your own approach to inclusive leadership, create an inclusive work experience, and acknowledge the challenges of fostering it.

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  • 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.
2:20pm
Presentation

Why Should You Scale Bottom-Up In Your Organization?

30 mins
  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Vânia Santos

    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
  • Technical
  • Workforce
  • Dr Emmanuelle Savarit

    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, Developers, everyone involved in developing digital product of services.

1:40pm
Presentation

Lessons For Cultivating Successful New Teams

30 mins
  • Workforce
  • Veronica Peterson

    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

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

60 mins
  • Premium Only
  • Sophie Back

    Uber

  • Benjawan Christen

    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
  • Not to be Missed
  • Transformation
  • Workforce
  • Filipa Moura

    bp The Netherlands

  • Monica Norman

    bp The Netherlands

  • Tehsheena Shams

    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.

 

1:45pm
Workshop

Minihack: TechRace

120 mins
  • Premium Only
  • Skills
  • Technical
  • Iida Loukkaanhuhta

    Junction

In this TechRace event, you’ll receive a large pool of challenges to solve, ranging from programming puzzles to design problems, from easy to hard. The winning team, or “the techiest of them all”, is chosen based on the total points all team members earned during this TechRace event. So get ready to race!

This TechRace is two-hours long. All participants need to have a laptop to be able to participate. Teams can consists of up to 5 members. You will be put into teams when you arrive in the room.

12:40pm
Workshop

Maximising The Power Of Data Using Artificial Intelligence

60 mins
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Veronica Flyckt

    Experian

  • Benidine De Kock

    Experian

  • Maryna Russell

    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
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Shivany Powani

    HelloFresh SE

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
  • Not to be Missed
  • Workforce
  • Eve Henrikson

    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
11:30am
Workshop

Contract Testing Workshop With Pact

60 mins
  • Premium Only
  • Software
  • Raissa Machado

    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
  • Premium Only
  • Sustainability
  • Ruth Miller

    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
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Lieve Lanoye

    TP Vision

  • Paola Masuzzo

    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
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Luisa Liesenberg

    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 😉
10:00am
Keynote

Product Led Transformation

30 mins
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Maite Zubiaurre

    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
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Irina Veligan

    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
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Roberta Rossini

    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 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
  • Career
  • Premium Only
  • Lauren Burge

    ,

    FTI Consulting (Belgium)

  • Lucy Delaney

    ,

    FTI Consulting (UK)

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
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Ayse Duran

    ,

    FTI Consulting (Netherlands)

  • Stephanie Wagenaar

    FTI Consulting (Netherlands)

  • Sabine Clappaert

    ,

    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
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Marieke ten Houte de Lange

    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
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Skills
  • Eliza Casapopol

    Microsoft

  • Tanuja Bhamidipati

    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
  • Not to be Missed
  • Premium Only
  • Angelina Best van Kampen

    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.

2:55pm
Workshop

Cloud Skills: Demystifying Google BigQuery

60 mins
  • Data
  • Premium Only
  • Ilona van de Bildt

    ,

    Google Cloud Consulting

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 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
11:30am
Workshop

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

60 mins
  • Not to be Missed
  • Premium Only
  • Tania Dias

    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.

1:45pm
Workshop

Is My Algorithm Fair? An Introduction To Algorithmic Fairness & Ethics

60 mins
  • Data
  • Premium Only

AI systems are becoming an increasingly integral part of our daily lives. While they have the power to reach millions of users, there are concerns about their potential to replicate or even amplify existing social biases, as well as cause harm. Despite the declaration of ethical AI principles by private and public organisations, practitioners often struggle to bridge the gap between abstract concepts and practical decisions in the development cycle of AI.

In this talk, we’ll delve into the importance of AI ethics and why everyone involved in the development of these systems should share accountability. We’ll explore why implementing ethical principles in AI is crucial, and how to detect bias and evaluate fairness in ML models. Our aim is to provide a global perspective on this topic and specific guidelines for practical implementation.

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.

This session is for you if...you are interested in or working in AI, including data scientists, data engineers, designers, product managers, and business leaders. While those with some knowledge of AI will benefit more from the last part on algorithmic fairness, the overall talk is designed to address a wide audience. Join us for an eye-opening discussion on the importance of AI ethics and how to implement ethical principles in your work.

12:40pm
Workshop

Navigating Career Paths: How To Build A Sustainable Career

60 mins
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only

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 you 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 their career growth in an unorthodox manner
  • You are eager to experience an enjoyable and inspiring session
11:35am
Presentation

Did I Just Make Myself Obsolete?!

30 mins
  • Premium Only
  • Software
  • Danielle Twaalfhoven

    Adyen

Process automation to the point of self reliance. This is often our goal when we code. So how do we do this AND still remain essential to our company?

The Why: Software is ever-evolving, duh. This means we get to be more efficient in our work, resulting in projects going live faster. As great as this is, it also sparks a fear in many of us that we are actively working towards making ourselves and our coworkers unnecessary to the job. The goal is to figure out how to remain relevant, while still having fun.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Automation benefits all who keep up
  • Make yourself indispensable
  • Don’t fret about the unknown

This session is for you if…

  • You are a dev and want to hear about Adyen and get some insights into how we work/think
  • You are not a dev but you worry occasionally about whether dev’s might automate your job
3:10pm
Presentation

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

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

    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.

11:30am
Workshop

When Data Becomes A Product

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

    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.

2:50pm
Workshop

Powerful Storytelling: Presenting Technical Ideas In A Highly Relatable Way

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

    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 Dealing When Dealing With Stress And Burnout

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

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 requires becoming 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 can help prevent chronic stress, which can lead to burnout
  • 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
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Carly Richmond

    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
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only

Deep dive into the science and art of feedback. We will focus on how effective feedback can act as a catalyst for empowerment and growth within your team and the tech industry.

You’ll explore a broad spectrum of strategies for offering impactful feedback to diverse audiences, from peers and direct reports to managers. The session will encompass key elements such as defining scope, comprehending the audience, and identifying personal biases.

This session is for you if…you are a professional who provides feedback in any capacity, making it a must-attend for those looking to foster a nurturing, growth-oriented environment.

4:00pm
Workshop

How To Build More Adaptable Organisations By Leading With Authenticity

60 mins
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Pamela Corbinaudoux

    ,

    Decathlon Digital

  • Sophie Pesanti

    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…

Last chance to secure a discounted rate before full price tickets go live..

Events in the Women In Technology Series

Women Of Silicon Valley

May 25, 2023Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

Women In Tech Texas

May 30-31, 2023Hyatt Regency, Houston

European Women In Tech

28-29 June, 2023RAI Amsterdam

Women In Tech Boston

October 2-3, 2023Sheraton Boston Hotel

Women Of Silicon Roundabout

22-23 Nov, 2023ExCeL London

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