Scotland is no stranger to challenging stereotypes and its stance on changing the status quo in tech is no different, boasting the highest percentage of women in the industry in the UK. Hear from the inspiring organisations and people leading the charge and learn how we can ensure that Scotland continues to change the image of the tech industry for good.
Getting the men in your organisations engaged with D&I
Tackling stereotypes - How do we give the “techie” image a makeover?
Predictions for the industry landscape (and how to get us there)
Opportunities for women – what’s out there?
Rooting out unconscious bias in the workplace and in our work
Case Studies – what’s worked, what hasn’t and what we’re trying next
Measuring the success of your D&I practices
Tackling the gender pay gap in your organisation
Technology Today & Tomorrow
Sessions here will give you the best insider look at the latest developments, innovative applications and future possibilities for some of the most talked-about tech. You will also get the chance to try your hand at some of the latest coding languages.
Can we optimise society through Big Data?
The future of software development
Machine Learning and Deep Learning - the cutting-edge of the cutting-edge
Can we create a truly inclusive UX/UI?
Automation – skills we won’t need by 2030 and the ones we will
AR/MR vs. VR – will one surpass the other?
Cybersecurity trends to look out for
Leading Success: Spotlight on Female Leaders
In these sessions, female leaders (from start-up founders to FTSE 500 CTO’s) across the industry share their journeys, best practices, cautionary tales and key skills that helped them succeed in the tech industry and can help mould the next generation of leaders.
Bringing authenticity into your leadership style
Preparing for Leadership – gaining credibility and getting your voice heard
Pivoting – how to manage organisational change
Finding inspiration outside your comfort zone
Extending the hand to those who follow
Disruptors: Women of Scotland’s start-up scene
Business Strategies: a New Game Plan
Sessions here will examine how sweeping changes in business strategy are being instigated by not only new technology, but most importantly, new ways of thinking. Learn how thought-leaders are using these new insights to build more inclusive teams, stay competitive and align entire organisations to purposes that set them on the best paths to success.
Matching emerging tech to business needs
Creating an environment that fosters innovation
Building an inclusive pipeline
Adopting new ways of working – can flexible and/or remote working close the gender gap?
Attracting and retaining the next generation
Bridging the gap between your tech and business teams
Career Guidance and Personal Development
Whether you're in the early stages of your career or a seasoned professional looking to take the next step, these interactive, practical sessions give you the chance to discuss obstacles, tackle challenges and refine the key skills you need to maximise your potential.
Building effective networks to maximise your career
Confidence building techniques
Learning to switch off in a world that’s always on
Negotiating and conflict management
Planning for your next career step – learning about new roles in the industry
Integrating work and home life to fit you and your career aspirations