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Tue 3 Sep

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Light Breakfast

Tue 3 Sep

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Light Breakfast

Tue 3 Sep

09:15 - 09:30

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Tue 3 Sep

09:15 - 09:30

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Tue 3 Sep

09:30 - 10:00

Leading Inclusively: Positioning Yourself as an Advocate

Tue 3 Sep

09:30 - 10:00

Leading Inclusively: Positioning Yourself as an Advocate

Tue 3 Sep

10:00 - 10:30

Extending the Conversation - The Inclusive Verticals

Tue 3 Sep

10:00 - 10:30

Extending the Conversation - The Inclusive Verticals

Tue 3 Sep

10:30 - 11:00

Your Network is Your Net-Worth

Tue 3 Sep

10:30 - 11:00

Your Network is Your Net-Worth

Tue 3 Sep

11:00 - 11:35

Morning Coffee Break & Networking

Tue 3 Sep

11:00 - 11:35

Morning Coffee Break & Networking

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Automation: The Skills We Won't Need by 2030 and the Ones We Will

Increased automation is allowing us to maximise the capabilities of both humans and machines. ...

Increased automation is allowing us to maximise the capabilities of both humans and machines. Future jobs will have more agility to explore and find interesting solutions to complex problems in tech. Let's look at the skills that are on the rise to help us for the jobs of the future.

Key takeaways include:

  • Maximising your interdisciplinary knowledge
  • Discussing the evolution of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics & cloud) skills
  • Establishing the position of emotional intelligence in an automated future

Career Guidance

Business Strategies

Future of Tech

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Automation: The Skills We Won't Need by 2030 and the Ones We Will

Increased automation is allowing us to maximise the capabilities of both humans and machines. ...

Increased automation is allowing us to maximise the capabilities of both humans and machines. Future jobs will have more agility to explore and find interesting solutions to complex problems in tech. Let's look at the skills that are on the rise to help us for the jobs of the future.

Key takeaways include:

  • Maximising your interdisciplinary knowledge
  • Discussing the evolution of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics & cloud) skills
  • Establishing the position of emotional intelligence in an automated future

Career Guidance

Business Strategies

Future of Tech

Career Guidance

Business Strategies

Future of Tech

 

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Dissecting the Cognitive Tech We 'Need' to Know About

Every year we see hundreds of publications sharing what they think is going to change the ...

Every year we see hundreds of publications sharing what they think is going to change the industry and society. Some have ended up just being over-hyped, but some have truly flipped the script. To start off the day, we're flipping our own script! This session is a chance for attendees to discuss and share their knowledge, predictions and insights on AI, edge computing, robotics, IoT and more!

Future of Tech

Tech for All

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Dissecting the Cognitive Tech We 'Need' to Know About

Every year we see hundreds of publications sharing what they think is going to change the ...

Every year we see hundreds of publications sharing what they think is going to change the industry and society. Some have ended up just being over-hyped, but some have truly flipped the script. To start off the day, we're flipping our own script! This session is a chance for attendees to discuss and share their knowledge, predictions and insights on AI, edge computing, robotics, IoT and more!

Future of Tech

Tech for All

Future of Tech

Tech for All

 

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Building a Diverse Pipeline: How to Start Up D&I Initiatives

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of ...

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of innovation and growth. We'll discuss how to build the foundations for a great, effective programme and how to get everyone in your organisation on board.

Key takeaways include:

  • Securing buy-in from teams and senior stake holders
  • Deciding on the goals and key areas of concern to target
  • Examining how to measure the success of the initiative

Hacking D&I

Business Strategies

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Building a Diverse Pipeline: How to Start Up D&I Initiatives

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of ...

We are no longer questioning the business value of diversity, it’s a known driver of innovation and growth. We'll discuss how to build the foundations for a great, effective programme and how to get everyone in your organisation on board.

Key takeaways include:

  • Securing buy-in from teams and senior stake holders
  • Deciding on the goals and key areas of concern to target
  • Examining how to measure the success of the initiative

Hacking D&I

Business Strategies

Hacking D&I

Business Strategies

 

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Polishing Your Presentation Skills

Career growth necessitates effectively presenting your ideas to others - whether it's your team ...

Career growth necessitates effectively presenting your ideas to others - whether it's your team members, management or clients. Having great presentation skills sets you apart from colleagues and can provide greater opportunity for you to represent your team and even your organisation. We will provide you the tips and tricks you need to sharpen your skills and stand out.

Key takeaways include:

  • Engaging the audience through physical and verbal techniques
  • Structuring your presentation to suit the audience
  • Consciously creating the impact you want

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Polishing Your Presentation Skills

Career growth necessitates effectively presenting your ideas to others - whether it's your team ...

Career growth necessitates effectively presenting your ideas to others - whether it's your team members, management or clients. Having great presentation skills sets you apart from colleagues and can provide greater opportunity for you to represent your team and even your organisation. We will provide you the tips and tricks you need to sharpen your skills and stand out.

Key takeaways include:

  • Engaging the audience through physical and verbal techniques
  • Structuring your presentation to suit the audience
  • Consciously creating the impact you want

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

 

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Decoding Company Culture

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women ...

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women in tech, it's more important than ever that we are sure they align with our values as we consider working for them. In this session, we look at what we should be expecting from our future workplaces and how to ensure they align with your goals and ideals.

Key takeaways include:

  • Laying out the questions you should be asking in interviews
  • Discussing how to approach the gender pay gap conversation
  • Highlighting signs to look out for and research to do before making your next move

Career Guidance

Hacking D&I

Skills Lab

Tue 3 Sep

11:35 - 12:05

Decoding Company Culture

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women ...

As we understand the need of having organisations on-board with increasing the number of women in tech, it's more important than ever that we are sure they align with our values as we consider working for them. In this session, we look at what we should be expecting from our future workplaces and how to ensure they align with your goals and ideals.

Key takeaways include:

  • Laying out the questions you should be asking in interviews
  • Discussing how to approach the gender pay gap conversation
  • Highlighting signs to look out for and research to do before making your next move

Career Guidance

Hacking D&I

Skills Lab

Career Guidance

Hacking D&I

Skills Lab

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 12:40

Your Role in Changing the Techie Stereotype

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skill sets and breaking the current ...

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skill sets and breaking the current "brogrammer" stereotype is crucial to achieving that. Even cases where women have been expected to fall into this category are far from unheard of. We all have a part to play in showing what a great industry for everyone tech is and ultimately changing the face of the sector for good - we're more than ready for it, let's get started...

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding your individual power and opportunity
  • Understanding the role of your organisations internally and externally and the business case for pushing this conversation
  • Learning to leverage social media to help encourage students to consider tech careers

Hacking D&I

Leadership

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 12:40

Your Role in Changing the Techie Stereotype

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skill sets and breaking the current ...

The industry needs people with a wide variety of skill sets and breaking the current "brogrammer" stereotype is crucial to achieving that. Even cases where women have been expected to fall into this category are far from unheard of. We all have a part to play in showing what a great industry for everyone tech is and ultimately changing the face of the sector for good - we're more than ready for it, let's get started...

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding your individual power and opportunity
  • Understanding the role of your organisations internally and externally and the business case for pushing this conversation
  • Learning to leverage social media to help encourage students to consider tech careers

Hacking D&I

Leadership

Hacking D&I

Leadership

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 12:40

Blockchain Past Crypto

We've all heard of blockchain in the context of cryptocurrency, but there are so many more use ...

We've all heard of blockchain in the context of cryptocurrency, but there are so many more use cases for your business. Blockchain is set to impact the legal, cyber security and even health care sectors. Let’s look at how some companies have managed to integrate it and use it to make their business better and where we can take it from here.

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of blockchain’s cross-vertical applications
  • Road mapping its potential for forecasting, crowdfunding, smart contracts, identity management, security and more
  • Identifying how blockchain could work in your organisation e.g. protecting IP
  • Clarifying where not to use blockchain

Future of Tech

Tech for All

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 12:40

Blockchain Past Crypto

We've all heard of blockchain in the context of cryptocurrency, but there are so many more use ...

We've all heard of blockchain in the context of cryptocurrency, but there are so many more use cases for your business. Blockchain is set to impact the legal, cyber security and even health care sectors. Let’s look at how some companies have managed to integrate it and use it to make their business better and where we can take it from here.

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of blockchain’s cross-vertical applications
  • Road mapping its potential for forecasting, crowdfunding, smart contracts, identity management, security and more
  • Identifying how blockchain could work in your organisation e.g. protecting IP
  • Clarifying where not to use blockchain

Future of Tech

Tech for All

Future of Tech

Tech for All

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 12:40

Bridging: Increasing Communication & Knowledge Sharing Between Tech and Business Teams

In many organisations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the ...

In many organisations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the office and only communicate in formal setting. This can lead to problems for both sides and ultimately hinder potential growth. In this session, attendees will see how we can encourage better collaboration and understanding to drive progress and better working.

Key takeaways include:

  • Building a feedback culture across teams for better transparency
  • Understanding the goals and drivers of the different teams
  • Communicating the non-monetary values of technical ideas for the business

Business Strategies

Leadership

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 12:40

Bridging: Increasing Communication & Knowledge Sharing Between Tech and Business Teams

In many organisations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the ...

In many organisations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the office and only communicate in formal setting. This can lead to problems for both sides and ultimately hinder potential growth. In this session, attendees will see how we can encourage better collaboration and understanding to drive progress and better working.

Key takeaways include:

  • Building a feedback culture across teams for better transparency
  • Understanding the goals and drivers of the different teams
  • Communicating the non-monetary values of technical ideas for the business

Business Strategies

Leadership

Business Strategies

Leadership

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 13:10

Planning Your Next Five Years of Career Development

In this workshop we will discuss the tools you can use to map out your career moves whether they ...

In this workshop we will discuss the tools you can use to map out your career moves whether they be vertically, laterally, or jumping into a new function all together. You will be able to use these tools to help you in a variety of situations.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning how to use the role you are in now to begin harbouring skills for your future move
  • Learning how to incorporate superiors into your plans
  • Discussing how to manage career uncertainty and pivot when changes or obstacles arise

Leadership

Work/Life Balance

Skills Lab

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 13:10

Planning Your Next Five Years of Career Development

In this workshop we will discuss the tools you can use to map out your career moves whether they ...

In this workshop we will discuss the tools you can use to map out your career moves whether they be vertically, laterally, or jumping into a new function all together. You will be able to use these tools to help you in a variety of situations.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning how to use the role you are in now to begin harbouring skills for your future move
  • Learning how to incorporate superiors into your plans
  • Discussing how to manage career uncertainty and pivot when changes or obstacles arise

Leadership

Work/Life Balance

Skills Lab

Leadership

Work/Life Balance

Skills Lab

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 13:10

Having Difficult Conversations

We all need to have difficult conversations at one point in time - whether it's to ask for a ...

We all need to have difficult conversations at one point in time - whether it's to ask for a raise, bring up an issue or discuss a sensitive but important topic - and it's never easy. However, there are ways to make these cases as painless, and productive as possible. We share the insights and recommendations for several different categories of conversations we have the most trouble with.

Key takeaways include:

  • Increasing awareness and monitoring the language used
  • Learning how to structure difficult conversations for proactive outcomes
  • Understanding the crucial role of emotional intelligence before, during and after confrontations

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

Tue 3 Sep

12:10 - 13:10

Having Difficult Conversations

We all need to have difficult conversations at one point in time - whether it's to ask for a ...

We all need to have difficult conversations at one point in time - whether it's to ask for a raise, bring up an issue or discuss a sensitive but important topic - and it's never easy. However, there are ways to make these cases as painless, and productive as possible. We share the insights and recommendations for several different categories of conversations we have the most trouble with.

Key takeaways include:

  • Increasing awareness and monitoring the language used
  • Learning how to structure difficult conversations for proactive outcomes
  • Understanding the crucial role of emotional intelligence before, during and after confrontations

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:15

The Industry of Everything - What to Look Out for in the Next Decade

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a ...

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a lot of conversations from ethical implications to fear of hacks and being "made obsolete". There are a lot of hurdles we need to jump over to create and successfully run a tech-positive world. In this session we will look at what to expect from the tech landscape of the next decade and what we can do to ensure we're enabling a positive, safe growth.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing what a more connected future will mean at an industry-by-industry level
  • Realising still unseen potential from IoT across industries
  • Understanding AI’s potential for harm as well as good
  • Assessing the opportunities and job roles we expect to be on the rise

Future of Tech

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:15

The Industry of Everything - What to Look Out for in the Next Decade

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a ...

We are getting closer to a reality where everything is connected to everything and this sparks a lot of conversations from ethical implications to fear of hacks and being "made obsolete". There are a lot of hurdles we need to jump over to create and successfully run a tech-positive world. In this session we will look at what to expect from the tech landscape of the next decade and what we can do to ensure we're enabling a positive, safe growth.

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing what a more connected future will mean at an industry-by-industry level
  • Realising still unseen potential from IoT across industries
  • Understanding AI’s potential for harm as well as good
  • Assessing the opportunities and job roles we expect to be on the rise

Future of Tech

Future of Tech

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:15

AR/MR vs. VR - What Can We See for its Future?

We've been watching AR and VR come on and off our radar for decades but we're finally beginning ...

We've been watching AR and VR come on and off our radar for decades but we're finally beginning to see its real-world applications outside of gaming take shape. While VR is often showcased more, AR & MR are thought to have more real-world applications and opportunities for integration across industries, but will this be what we ultimately see come true? Let's dive into what we can expect from this buzzed about space...

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining latest developments in and comparing AR/MR & VR
  • Exploring the real-life use-cases currently changing industries with this technology
  • Debating the evolution and adoption of VR, AR. Will one surpass the other?

Future of Tech

Tech for All

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:15

AR/MR vs. VR - What Can We See for its Future?

We've been watching AR and VR come on and off our radar for decades but we're finally beginning ...

We've been watching AR and VR come on and off our radar for decades but we're finally beginning to see its real-world applications outside of gaming take shape. While VR is often showcased more, AR & MR are thought to have more real-world applications and opportunities for integration across industries, but will this be what we ultimately see come true? Let's dive into what we can expect from this buzzed about space...

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining latest developments in and comparing AR/MR & VR
  • Exploring the real-life use-cases currently changing industries with this technology
  • Debating the evolution and adoption of VR, AR. Will one surpass the other?

Future of Tech

Tech for All

Future of Tech

Tech for All

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:15

Changing How We View the Next Gen of Women in Tech

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the ...

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the workforce. However, with new ways of working including flexible working initiatives, remote teams and increased focus on returnship, the next generation takes on a different, exciting meaning. We look at what we should be doing to attract and retain this new, diverse generation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining how companies can make positive, meaningful changes – Age-inclusive language
  • Embracing career-breakers/changers into your recruitment strategies for greater diversity
  • Determining what benefits and perks will play a major role in attracting this more diverse workforce

Hacking D&I

Business Strategies

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:15

Changing How We View the Next Gen of Women in Tech

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the ...

When we talk about the next generation, we usually refer to youth now becoming eligible for the workforce. However, with new ways of working including flexible working initiatives, remote teams and increased focus on returnship, the next generation takes on a different, exciting meaning. We look at what we should be doing to attract and retain this new, diverse generation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining how companies can make positive, meaningful changes – Age-inclusive language
  • Embracing career-breakers/changers into your recruitment strategies for greater diversity
  • Determining what benefits and perks will play a major role in attracting this more diverse workforce

Hacking D&I

Business Strategies

Hacking D&I

Business Strategies

 

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:10

Lunch & Networking

Tue 3 Sep

12:45 - 13:10

Lunch & Networking

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Increasing Access to Scottish Talent and Inspiring the Next Generation

Attracting talent is about more than creating industry super-companies, it's about creating a ...

Attracting talent is about more than creating industry super-companies, it's about creating a healthy sector that supports sustainable growth and continued innovation and increasing diversity and inspiring the next generation to join the sector is key to attaining this. Let's look at what we can do on individual and organisational levels.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the expectations of the next generation
  • Dissecting the Scottish pipeline - where is the issue?
  • Sharing individual contributions we can all be making to increasing the number of women in tech

Future of Tech

Business Strategies

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Increasing Access to Scottish Talent and Inspiring the Next Generation

Attracting talent is about more than creating industry super-companies, it's about creating a ...

Attracting talent is about more than creating industry super-companies, it's about creating a healthy sector that supports sustainable growth and continued innovation and increasing diversity and inspiring the next generation to join the sector is key to attaining this. Let's look at what we can do on individual and organisational levels.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the expectations of the next generation
  • Dissecting the Scottish pipeline - where is the issue?
  • Sharing individual contributions we can all be making to increasing the number of women in tech

Future of Tech

Business Strategies

Future of Tech

Business Strategies

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

AI & Machine Learning Opportunities of the Future

AI is a rapidly growing and widely applicable field with significant career opportunities. This ...

AI is a rapidly growing and widely applicable field with significant career opportunities. This session will look at how we can make machine learning part of our skillsets. In this talk, we will provide a set of guidelines which will help newcomers break into the field or apply these skills to capture additional value in their current workplace.

Key takeaways include:

  • Locking down the underlying principles for integrating machine learning
  • Understanding the practical differences between AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Exploring the AI career landscape and which industries are currently using AI

Future of Tech

Deep-Dive Tech

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

AI & Machine Learning Opportunities of the Future

AI is a rapidly growing and widely applicable field with significant career opportunities. This ...

AI is a rapidly growing and widely applicable field with significant career opportunities. This session will look at how we can make machine learning part of our skillsets. In this talk, we will provide a set of guidelines which will help newcomers break into the field or apply these skills to capture additional value in their current workplace.

Key takeaways include:

  • Locking down the underlying principles for integrating machine learning
  • Understanding the practical differences between AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Exploring the AI career landscape and which industries are currently using AI

Future of Tech

Deep-Dive Tech

Future of Tech

Deep-Dive Tech

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Investing in Future Data Skills

Scotland is rapidly becoming a leader in the field of data science and the demand for talent who ...

Scotland is rapidly becoming a leader in the field of data science and the demand for talent who can not only successfully manipulate and analyse vast amounts of data, but who can navigate and understand the value of different metrics and tell stories through data. In this session we will look at how Data Science is evolving and what skills we need to be investing in to keep ahead in this space.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the differences between different data science roles
  • Emphasising the importance of soft skills in understanding, collecting and interpreting data for real-world application
  • Choosing the correct tools and languages that'll underlie the roles of the future

Future of Tech

Career Guidance

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Investing in Future Data Skills

Scotland is rapidly becoming a leader in the field of data science and the demand for talent who ...

Scotland is rapidly becoming a leader in the field of data science and the demand for talent who can not only successfully manipulate and analyse vast amounts of data, but who can navigate and understand the value of different metrics and tell stories through data. In this session we will look at how Data Science is evolving and what skills we need to be investing in to keep ahead in this space.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the differences between different data science roles
  • Emphasising the importance of soft skills in understanding, collecting and interpreting data for real-world application
  • Choosing the correct tools and languages that'll underlie the roles of the future

Future of Tech

Career Guidance

Future of Tech

Career Guidance

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Spotting & Calling Out Microinequalities

Small instances and off-hand statements are often the majority of how we detect unconscious ...

Small instances and off-hand statements are often the majority of how we detect unconscious bias. These small instances can build up to a feeling of lack of belonging and can lead us to question our 'fit'. How do we spot these behaviours and what can we do to stop them from happening? We explore how to proactively discuss and stop microaggressions in the workplace.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding what microaggressions are and how to identify them
  • Learning how to open up the conversation without leading the other to feel accused and defensive
  • Examining how to get colleagues to support and effectively change aspects of the culture

Hacking D&I

Career Guidance

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Spotting & Calling Out Microinequalities

Small instances and off-hand statements are often the majority of how we detect unconscious ...

Small instances and off-hand statements are often the majority of how we detect unconscious bias. These small instances can build up to a feeling of lack of belonging and can lead us to question our 'fit'. How do we spot these behaviours and what can we do to stop them from happening? We explore how to proactively discuss and stop microaggressions in the workplace.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding what microaggressions are and how to identify them
  • Learning how to open up the conversation without leading the other to feel accused and defensive
  • Examining how to get colleagues to support and effectively change aspects of the culture

Hacking D&I

Career Guidance

Hacking D&I

Career Guidance

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Can We Make UX/UI Truly Inclusive?

No one disputes that good UX & UI is centred around the human experience and truly ...

No one disputes that good UX & UI is centred around the human experience and truly understanding it. But, as the diversity and inclusion conversation expands and evolves, we're seeing that it's becoming increasingly fundamental to create different ways for people to participate in the experience and engage with products. In this seminar, we'll look at key principals to adhere to for inclusive UX/UI.

Key takeaways include:

  • Can we really provide equivalent experiences and how do we align this to business?
  • Learning how to seek out and identify points of exclusion and situational challenges
  • Recognising personal biases and involving the wider user community

Skills Lab

Tech for All

Hacking D&I

Tue 3 Sep

14:20 - 14:50

Can We Make UX/UI Truly Inclusive?

No one disputes that good UX & UI is centred around the human experience and truly ...

No one disputes that good UX & UI is centred around the human experience and truly understanding it. But, as the diversity and inclusion conversation expands and evolves, we're seeing that it's becoming increasingly fundamental to create different ways for people to participate in the experience and engage with products. In this seminar, we'll look at key principals to adhere to for inclusive UX/UI.

Key takeaways include:

  • Can we really provide equivalent experiences and how do we align this to business?
  • Learning how to seek out and identify points of exclusion and situational challenges
  • Recognising personal biases and involving the wider user community

Skills Lab

Tech for All

Hacking D&I

Skills Lab

Tech for All

Hacking D&I

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:25

Preparing for Leadership

Preparation is the key to evolution and positioning yourself to take on leadership roles ...

Preparation is the key to evolution and positioning yourself to take on leadership roles requires you to not only prepare, but to tap into a variety of different skill sets. In this session we will be reviewing the key skills, insights and advice for securing your seat at the leadership table and how to start preparing for it.

Key takeaways include:

  • Establishing your authority and getting your voice heard
  • Assessing the tools you’re going to need to effectively handle leadership challenges successfully
  • Looking at your current role and assessing the opportunities that could be available to get you closer to the next level

Career Guidance

Leadership

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:25

Preparing for Leadership

Preparation is the key to evolution and positioning yourself to take on leadership roles ...

Preparation is the key to evolution and positioning yourself to take on leadership roles requires you to not only prepare, but to tap into a variety of different skill sets. In this session we will be reviewing the key skills, insights and advice for securing your seat at the leadership table and how to start preparing for it.

Key takeaways include:

  • Establishing your authority and getting your voice heard
  • Assessing the tools you’re going to need to effectively handle leadership challenges successfully
  • Looking at your current role and assessing the opportunities that could be available to get you closer to the next level

Career Guidance

Leadership

Career Guidance

Leadership

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:25

The Future of Software Development

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development ...

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development work, what will it mean to be a software developer in 10 to 20 years’ time?

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the likelihood that standardised, repetitive coding work will disappear and be replaced by a vast library of predefined component behaviours, UI’s, and data-flow manipulations
  • Considering how future software developers will execute through specialised software applications or platforms
  • Exploring how future AI systems will refine the drafted software design and automate all quality assurance testing, eventually learning their developer’s intent and generate the code themselves

Deep-Dive Tech

Career Guidance

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:25

The Future of Software Development

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development ...

As abstractions progress and new software languages automate more routine software development work, what will it mean to be a software developer in 10 to 20 years’ time?

Key takeaways include:

  • Assessing the likelihood that standardised, repetitive coding work will disappear and be replaced by a vast library of predefined component behaviours, UI’s, and data-flow manipulations
  • Considering how future software developers will execute through specialised software applications or platforms
  • Exploring how future AI systems will refine the drafted software design and automate all quality assurance testing, eventually learning their developer’s intent and generate the code themselves

Deep-Dive Tech

Career Guidance

Deep-Dive Tech

Career Guidance

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:25

Modernising Legacy Systems in Your Organisation

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely ...

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely change our systems. Doing so when we have years of data and processes in place is a huge feat for anyone. In this session, we will look at case studies of implementing large scale digital changes and how adoption was handled and encouraged across orgs.

Key takeaways include:

  • Aiding user acceptance of new systems
  • Learning how to identify and rectify unknown dependencies on the legacy systems
  • Planning for workflow issues and implementing realistic time scales for adoption

Business Strategies

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:25

Modernising Legacy Systems in Your Organisation

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely ...

As the industry evolves at an alarming pace, we're under great pressure to update or completely change our systems. Doing so when we have years of data and processes in place is a huge feat for anyone. In this session, we will look at case studies of implementing large scale digital changes and how adoption was handled and encouraged across orgs.

Key takeaways include:

  • Aiding user acceptance of new systems
  • Learning how to identify and rectify unknown dependencies on the legacy systems
  • Planning for workflow issues and implementing realistic time scales for adoption

Business Strategies

Business Strategies

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:55

Building Your Personal Brand

In this seminar, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position ...

In this seminar, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position you as a thought leader and benefits your career. This seminar will touch on the importance of listening to the right influencers, being engaged in online communities and leading conversations around your interests.

Key takeways include:

  • Learning to lead conversations around your interests
  • Examining the use cases of different online platforms
  • Implementing and sharing your vision for your current and future self

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:55

Building Your Personal Brand

In this seminar, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position ...

In this seminar, learn how building your own personal and professional brand can help position you as a thought leader and benefits your career. This seminar will touch on the importance of listening to the right influencers, being engaged in online communities and leading conversations around your interests.

Key takeways include:

  • Learning to lead conversations around your interests
  • Examining the use cases of different online platforms
  • Implementing and sharing your vision for your current and future self

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

Career Guidance

Skills Lab

 

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:55

Coding in Demand: Intro to Python

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for ...

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for emphasis on code readability. It lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently. In this introductory workshop, we'll go over the basics of what is considered to be the new generation Language. Open to all levels - knowledge of other programming language a plus but not required.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the reasons for python's increased popularity
  • Learning the use cases of python 3 and python 3 variations
  • Examining the different software making use of python and its current applications
  • Understanding the differences between python and Java

Deep-Dive Tech

Skills Lab

Tech for All

Tue 3 Sep

14:55 - 15:55

Coding in Demand: Intro to Python

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for ...

Python is a widely-used, general purpose, high-level programming language that was developed for emphasis on code readability. It lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently. In this introductory workshop, we'll go over the basics of what is considered to be the new generation Language. Open to all levels - knowledge of other programming language a plus but not required.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the reasons for python's increased popularity
  • Learning the use cases of python 3 and python 3 variations
  • Examining the different software making use of python and its current applications
  • Understanding the differences between python and Java

Deep-Dive Tech

Skills Lab

Tech for All

Deep-Dive Tech

Skills Lab

Tech for All

 

Tue 3 Sep

15:30 - 16:00

Getting the Men in the Industry On Board with D&I

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving ...

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving the way to increased female tech representation. But specifically, what can, and should men be doing to help pave the way for more women? We will consider this and more during this presentation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how to approach women in tech conversations with male colleagues
  • Tips for increasing their engagement with D&I within and outside work
  • Learning how to increase support and sponsorship with male colleagues

Hacking D&I

Tue 3 Sep

15:30 - 16:00

Getting the Men in the Industry On Board with D&I

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving ...

Men, as the majority player in the tech workforce have a very important part to play in paving the way to increased female tech representation. But specifically, what can, and should men be doing to help pave the way for more women? We will consider this and more during this presentation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how to approach women in tech conversations with male colleagues
  • Tips for increasing their engagement with D&I within and outside work
  • Learning how to increase support and sponsorship with male colleagues

Hacking D&I

Hacking D&I

 

Tue 3 Sep

15:30 - 16:00

Cybersecurity: Exercising a Hacker Mindset

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the ...

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the forefront of business leaders' and consumers' thoughts. This session will examine cybersecurity in 2019 and beyond and its quickly evolving nature at the intersection of IoT, privacy and regulatory environments.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning about future trends as they relate to cybersecurity
  • The role of businesses on the front lines of cybersecurity
  • Understanding the hacker mindset and how this feeds into the future of cybersecurity

Deep-Dive Tech

Future of Tech

Tue 3 Sep

15:30 - 16:00

Cybersecurity: Exercising a Hacker Mindset

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the ...

While we try to embrace innovation, the security threats made possible are often at the forefront of business leaders' and consumers' thoughts. This session will examine cybersecurity in 2019 and beyond and its quickly evolving nature at the intersection of IoT, privacy and regulatory environments.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning about future trends as they relate to cybersecurity
  • The role of businesses on the front lines of cybersecurity
  • Understanding the hacker mindset and how this feeds into the future of cybersecurity

Deep-Dive Tech

Future of Tech

Deep-Dive Tech

Future of Tech

 

Tue 3 Sep

15:30 - 16:00

Matching Emerging Tech to Your Business Needs

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ...

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ways to address the challenges and propose a methodology for travelling the scoping and sourcing journey. Attendees will receive insights about where to focus the emerging technologies, how to reconsider the legacy and the possibilities for future change.

Key takeaways include:

  • Building a technology roadmap for your organisation
  • Reconciling your current technology with new tech and business needs for smoother transitions
  • Understanding the big role data has to play in assisting our decisions when considering using new technology

Business Strategies

Tue 3 Sep

15:30 - 16:00

Matching Emerging Tech to Your Business Needs

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ...

We discuss common business challenges affecting multiple industries, chart current and emerging ways to address the challenges and propose a methodology for travelling the scoping and sourcing journey. Attendees will receive insights about where to focus the emerging technologies, how to reconsider the legacy and the possibilities for future change.

Key takeaways include:

  • Building a technology roadmap for your organisation
  • Reconciling your current technology with new tech and business needs for smoother transitions
  • Understanding the big role data has to play in assisting our decisions when considering using new technology

Business Strategies

Business Strategies

 

Tue 3 Sep

16:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

Tue 3 Sep

16:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

Tue 3 Sep

16:30 - 17:00

Switching Off in a World That's Always On

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even ...

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even just generally handle your phone? Why is it so hard to stay offline? To try and 'stay ahead' we often think that being connected to work will help avoid future stress but it's ultimately having the opposite effect. Let's start 'unplugging' to help us ultimately be more 'on'.

Key takeaways include: 

  • Understanding the long-term business effects of being constantly connected
  • Establishing a technology-free space – Starting with an hour a day and build to a night a week
  • Encouraging colleagues to establish similar boundaries and limits

Work/Life Balance

Career Guidance

Tue 3 Sep

16:30 - 17:00

Switching Off in a World That's Always On

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even ...

How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even just generally handle your phone? Why is it so hard to stay offline? To try and 'stay ahead' we often think that being connected to work will help avoid future stress but it's ultimately having the opposite effect. Let's start 'unplugging' to help us ultimately be more 'on'.

Key takeaways include: 

  • Understanding the long-term business effects of being constantly connected
  • Establishing a technology-free space – Starting with an hour a day and build to a night a week
  • Encouraging colleagues to establish similar boundaries and limits

Work/Life Balance

Career Guidance

Work/Life Balance

Career Guidance

 

Tue 3 Sep

17:00 - 17:30

Mentoring Demystified

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us ...

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us through our career and help guide our path. But it's important that we change this narrative and take a deeper dive into what we really need to look for in a mentor as well as begin identifying the qualities in ourselves that make us great mentors for other women (and men!) in our industry.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how you can find mentors who can help you build a meaningful career
  • Understand how to then leverage those skills in your professional life and inspire others in the workplace
  • Determine how to support a programme in which the mentor and mentee are equally dedicated to success

Career Guidance

Leadership

Tue 3 Sep

17:00 - 17:30

Mentoring Demystified

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us ...

The common misconception is that we need to find an older, wiser mentor who can support us through our career and help guide our path. But it's important that we change this narrative and take a deeper dive into what we really need to look for in a mentor as well as begin identifying the qualities in ourselves that make us great mentors for other women (and men!) in our industry.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how you can find mentors who can help you build a meaningful career
  • Understand how to then leverage those skills in your professional life and inspire others in the workplace
  • Determine how to support a programme in which the mentor and mentee are equally dedicated to success

Career Guidance

Leadership

Career Guidance

Leadership

 

Tue 3 Sep

17:30 - 17:50

Closing Remarks: Your Next Steps

Tue 3 Sep

17:30 - 17:50

Closing Remarks: Your Next Steps

Tue 3 Sep

17:50 - 19:00

Networking Drinks

Tue 3 Sep

17:50 - 19:00

Networking Drinks