Women in Tech Scotland: 8 Weeks to Go!

July 5, 2019 | Georgina Varley

Women in Tech Scotland 8 Weeks To Go!

We're 8 weeks away from Scotland's most vibrant women in tech conference. This is your chance to join the movement

Change the face of the digital revolution at this year's Women in Tech Scotland, brought to you by the creators of the largest global Women in Tech series. 

Over 600 thought leaders are uniting for a day of cutting-edge content on 3rd September at EICC, Edinburgh. This event aims to enable people and organisations to connect, learn, and take action on gender diversity and inclusion together.

Network with hundreds of inspirational tech leaders, propel your commercial objectives forward by embracing diversity and inclusion, and deep dive into the tech trends that are changing the face of the sector. You will leave with the knowledge and drive to write your own success story.

Our Early Bird tickets are available for a limited time only, book yours now to avoid disappointment. 


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Why should you join us at Women in Tech Scotland 2019?

Learn from the best speakers in the industry, enhance your skills portfolio, grow your network, and celebrate gender diversity in the world’s fastest growing industry.


Stand still in the tech sector, and you'll get left behind

Our conference allows you to deep dive into current tech trends and develop your business strategy based on these innovations. By attending you’ll get access to hands-on, practical workshops and talks by some truly inspirational individuals. Our aim is for you to walk away with actionable insights that you can use to sharpen your skillset from the second you leave the event.

Expect keynote speeches, workshops and technical classes on these topics:

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. 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.

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 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!

Child with Robot for Women in Tech

Blockchain past crypto

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 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.

Bridging: Increasing communication and knowledge sharing between tech and business teams

In many organisations, the business and technical teams often sit in different parts of the office and only communicate in formal settings. 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.


Women in Tech Scotland is about creating real change, together

 

Women continue to be a minority in the technology sector, with men occupying approximately 76% of all computer science jobs.

However, changing the state of play is possible and we are leading the way in the fight for gender equality in tech. The power of Scotland's digital economy is vast and there’s no better time to ensure that you’re part of the conversation. 

Expect keynote speeches, workshops and technical classes on these topics:

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 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.

 

Can we make UX/UI truly inclusive?

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.

 

Inclusivity in UX and UI

Spotting and calling out micro-inequalities

Small instances and off-hand statements are often the majority of how we detect unconscious bias. These small instances can create a 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 micro-aggressions in the workplace.

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 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.

Springboard your tech career

 

Listen to over 40 inspirational tech leaders share their tips for success in the world’s fastest-growing industry. Learn how to build confidence, use the correct body language and market yourself for success so that those top tech jobs come into reach. Leave with the knowledge and inspiration to pursue your dreams and write your own success story.

Expect keynote speeches, workshops and technical classes on these topics:

Managing your digital self: Securing your personal brand, reputation and success

You’ve developed your personal brand and secured your digital real estate, so how can you manage it well? In this workshop, you’ll learn the essentials that will help define your online reputation. Topics include strengthening and maintaining your personal brand, curating your digital footprint, and avoiding a crisis.

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 be vertical, lateral, or in a new function all together. You will be able to use these tools to help you in a variety of situations. 

Career Development

Polishing your presentation skills

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 with the tips and tricks you need to sharpen your skills and stand out.

Preparing for leadership

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.


Would you like to find out more? Explore our current agenda.

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Last but not least, we are delighted to share with you our new features for 2019!

The Mentor-Mentee Match Board

Are you looking for a mentor or hoping to become a mentor to an equally fantastic woman in tech? We are offering you the platform to connect with potential matches from all over Scotland and will be operating the first Mentor-Mentee Match Board!

The Speakers' Corner 

We know how frustrating it can be when you don't get enough time with a speaker to ask questions. For 2019, we've introduced The Speakers' Corner, where delegates can go for an extended Q&A session with speakers following their presentation.

Networking Topic Tables

We’re adding a new element to our evening networking drinks! Meet new people, mingle and discuss the topics and issues you care about most. This is your chance to meet like-minded attendees who share your passions.

Don't just be part of the conversation – drive it! 

Join us at Scotland's top women in tech conference, 3rd September at EICC, Edinburgh. For group booking advice please contact hiywet@maddoxevents.com or, if your company is interested in getting involved, please visit this page for more information.

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