Leadership in Tech – the H Factor

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Session Overview

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

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

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

Session Key Takeaways: 

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

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

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This session is for… leaders, managers, and change agents driving digital transformation within organizations. Whether leading projects or contributing to implementation, attendees will gain insights into fostering a people-centric approach to digital change.

11:30am
Workshop

Communicate to Accelerate! Driving Smart Tech x Human Decisions

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Isabel Walker

    Master Facilitator

    PowerSpeaking

Smart adoption and implementation of new technologies hinge on your ability to communicate effectively with decision makers. You need to first understand their unique mindset, and then present bottom-line data and recommendations in their “language.” In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to do both.

Ineffective communication is making the smart adoption of AI and other new technologies challenging. Think of it as a “Mars and Venus” conversation, where, for example . . .

The business hears about AI solutions in the media and wants it, without fully understanding its capabilities.

Technical specialists struggle to explain what AI can do for the business and how best to implement it.

Frustration grows, time and money is wasted, projects don’t meet deadlines, businesses fail to meet their goals, and budgets are exceeded.

The Solution:  Improve communication between technologists and decision makers

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Understand the executive mindset to create effective communications.
  • Learn and practice an Executive Framework to develop the most clear and persuasive Opening, Key Points, and Closing Statement.
  • Employ tools to help you analyse your audience, anticipate questions, and facilitate a dynamic dialogue.

This session is for… Mid- to senior-level technology experts who need to drive the smart adoption and implementation of AI and other new technologies by effectively communicating with decision makers.

11:30am
Workshop

Communicate to Accelerate! Driving Smart Tech x Human Decisions

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Isabel Walker

    Master Facilitator

    PowerSpeaking

Smart adoption and implementation of new technologies hinge on your ability to communicate effectively with decision makers. You need to first understand their unique mindset, and then present bottom-line data and recommendations in their “language.” In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to do both.

Ineffective communication is making the smart adoption of AI and other new technologies challenging. Think of it as a “Mars and Venus” conversation, where, for example . . .

The business hears about AI solutions in the media and wants it, without fully understanding its capabilities.

Technical specialists struggle to explain what AI can do for the business and how best to implement it.

Frustration grows, time and money is wasted, projects don’t meet deadlines, businesses fail to meet their goals, and budgets are exceeded.

The Solution:  Improve communication between technologists and decision makers

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Understand the executive mindset to create effective communications.
  • Learn and practice an Executive Framework to develop the most clear and persuasive Opening, Key Points, and Closing Statement.
  • Employ tools to help you analyse your audience, anticipate questions, and facilitate a dynamic dialogue.

This session is for… Mid- to senior-level technology experts who need to drive the smart adoption and implementation of AI and other new technologies by effectively communicating with decision makers.

11:35am
Presentation

Boost Your Productivity with GenAI

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

    Applied Scientist

    Amazon EU

  • Astrid Lin

    Software Development Engineer

    Amazon EU

Discover how to harness the power of large language models (LLMs) and best practices in prompt engineering to supercharge your productivity. In this dynamic session, we will share real-world strategies for using AI-powered tools like grammar checkers, data analysis, and email generation to streamline your workflows, use the maximum potential of AI and free up time for higher-value tasks.

As the use of generative AI continues to grow, it’s crucial for professionals to understand how to effectively leverage these technologies to their advantage and being up-to-date with the capabilities of genAI. By learning prompting techniques and best practices, attendees will be empowered to enhance their productivity, improve the quality of their work, and collaborate more efficiently.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Leverage AI-powered productivity tools to streamline their workflows and minimise time-consuming tasks.
  • Enhance their work-life balance by leveraging technology to amplify their capabilities and drive success.
  • Experience a significant reduction in stress and overwhelm, as they regain control over their schedules and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

This session is for you if…

  • You’ve heard the hype around GenAI but want a clearer understanding of its capabilities and applications.
  • You’re familiar with ChatGPT but haven’t explored the broader ecosystem of GenAI tools that could streamline your workflows.
  • You struggle to craft effective prompts, leading to multiple iterations and wasted time before achieving the desired output quality.
  • You’re only scratching the surface of what GenAI can do and want to unlock its full potential to boost your productivity.
12:40pm
Workshop

Optimizing UI with React & Redux for Operational Excellence

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Software Development
  • Carina Petcu

    Software Developer Engineer I

    Amazon

  • Genesis Kufatty

    Software Developer engineer II

    Amazon

React & Redux stand out as among the most potent tools for UX development, with widespread adoption across industries. Learn to Build a UI from Scratch with React: Discover best Practices, overcome fear of Innovation, and convince business partners to Invest in project organisation.

Learn to navigate challenges in Web App Development: Ensuring customer satisfaction, problem avoidance, and balancing business demands with UI performance. Gain Insights into project milestones, innovation, and design techniques, plus hands-on React and Redux development.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the tech stack and how to design resilient UI applications.
  • Being able to break down complex project to valuable milestones.
  • Understand the importance of innovation and trying new things.

This session is for you if… you want to explore the Development Thought Process Behind UI Applications, Embrace Innovation by Breaking Code Habits, and Kickstart Customer-Facing Apps with React and Redux.

2:35pm
Presentation

HR Tech: How are you Supporting the Employee Value Proposition

60 mins
  • Track - WorkForce
  • AI
  • Victoria Ward

    Senior Manager Consulting

    NTT

  • Rory Browne

    Head of Data and Digital Transformation for HR

    NTT

  • Janneke Verbruggen

    Senior Manager Consulting

    NTT DATA

  • Clare Stephens

    VP for Diversity Equity and Inclusion

    NTT DATA

Join us for an insightful panel discussion where we delve into the evolving landscape of the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence. Discover the ‘why’ behind integrating AI into your EVP and how it can be a game-changer for your organisation.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies for Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion: Learn how generative AI is reshaping the approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, offering new avenues for fostering a more inclusive environment.
  • Mitigating AI Biases: Uncover the critical practices for identifying and avoiding biases in AI systems to ensure fair and equitable AI applications across your organisation.
  • AI’s Impact on Development: Explore what AI means for personal and professional growth, and how leveraging AI can lead to unprecedented opportunities for employee development and career progression.

This session is for… those who are looking to stay ahead of the curve and harness the power of AI to create a compelling and competitive EVP.

1:45pm
Workshop

How to Bring More Migrant Women into Tech

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Ana Maria Alvarez Monge

    Founder & CEO

    Migrapreneur

As women in leadership positions, it’s crucial to consider how we can support and empower more women, particularly those in vulnerable situations such as migrants, to thrive in the tech industry. Join us for an insightful discussion on bringing opportunities to women migrants in tech.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Identifying Needs: Gain insights into the immediate needs of women migrants in tech and how to address them effectively.
  • Creating Opportunities: Explore strategies for providing career opportunities and training programs to bring more women onboard in the tech sector.
  • Building Inclusive Workplaces: Learn practical approaches for welcoming and integrating migrant women into your workplace culture, fostering a supportive environment for their growth and success.

This session is for you if… You’re a woman in a leadership position within the tech industry and are passionate about giving back to other women. Join us to explore ways to empower and support women migrants on their journey to success in tech.

1:45pm
Workshop

The Art of Happiness

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Suretha Krahtz

    Senior Diversity Equity and Inclusion Business Partner

    Amazon EU

The Art of Happiness workshop is designed to enlighten attendees on the profound significance of happiness and its inextricable link to emotional intelligence (EQ). Through engaging discussions and interactive exercises, participants will delve into the transformative habits that pave the way for a more joyful and fulfilling life.

The workshop will explore the essential role of EQ in cultivating happiness, empowering attendees to recognise and effectively manage their emotions, fostering self-awareness and empathy. Attendees will discover practical strategies for developing positive mindsets, fostering gratitude, and nurturing meaningful connections – all key ingredients for sustained happiness.

Moreover, the Art of Happiness workshop will introduce a range of activities and mindfulness practices that can be seamlessly integrated into daily routines, providing participants with tangible tools to maintain and nurture their happiness over the long term.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Uncover Joy: Learn how emotional intelligence fuels happiness, offering insights and practical strategies for a more fulfilling life.
  • Practical Tips: Explore techniques for fostering positivity, gratitude, and meaningful connections to shape your own happiness.
  • Sustain Well-being: Discover how mindfulness practices can be seamlessly integrated into daily life to nurture lasting happiness and fulfilment.

This session is for… a diverse audience, catering to individuals from various walks of life who seek to cultivate greater joy, fulfilment, and emotional well-being.

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