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New Insights To Inspire & Upskill The Careers Of Women In Tech With Empowering Career Advancement Strategies & Critical Tech Updates To Stay Ahead

17th September 2024 | Manchester

08.30

REGISTRATION OPENS

Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Welcome

09.10

OPENING REMARKS

Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Vanessa Kargbo, Head of Restaurant Technology – Pizza Hut, Yum! Brands

Alison Court, Chief Transformation Officer, Oxfam GB

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09.20

DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

EMBRACE AI & MACHINE LEARNING

Seamlessly Embed Cutting-Edge, Practical & Proven AI & Machine Learning Strategies Into Your Business To Unlock New Potential & Drive Future Success    

  • From generative AI to predictive AI, machine learning to data science, chatbot to voice-to-text software… examine the AI on the market now and how to effectively implement these to drive business efficiencies
  • How can organisations implement AI and machine learning without internal and external resistance? Determine the best practices for implementing machine learning in your organisation
  • Build practical and proven AI strategies with ethical considerations like machine learning bias in mind to yield accurate, unbiased results, and achieve increased efficacy
  • Tackle uncertainty! What potential threats do AI, automation, and machine learning pose to businesses today and how can organisations mitigate these threats with fortified business tech strategies?

09.20 Perspective One

Dara Sosulski, Head of AI & Model Management for Markets & Securities Services, HSBC

09.40 Perspective Two

Holly Garrett, Head of Product – Data Products & Experimentation, BBC

10.00

PANEL Q&A

SOFT SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Harness Essential Non-Technical Skills & Qualities To Unlock New Career Potential & Combat Imposter Syndrome As Women In Tech

  • Hone your negotiation skills to propel your career goals forward and embrace your unique ability to influence and change the tech landscape as a woman
  • Debate and discuss the prevalence of imposter syndrome amongst women in tech and get actionable advice to reverse self-doubt and boost confidence to excel in your current role
  • Embrace emotional intelligence! Evolve your soft skills in motivation, mentoring, communication, and coaching to push forward your tech career and add value to your organisation’s workplace culture

Laurie Ericson, Head of Technology – Source & Supply Chain, Selfridges

Samantha Bagulay, Statistical & Model Improvement Lead, HM Revenue & Customs

Christine Theodore, IT Director, Admiral Group Plc

Vanessa Kargbo, Head of Restaurant Technology – Pizza Hut, Yum! Brands

Jessica Tompkinson, Global Head of Comms & Corporate Affairs, Unilever

10.30

BONUS SESSION; RESERVED FOR EXCLUSIVE CONFERENCE PARTNER

11.00

MORNING REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH INFORMAL NETWORKING

Dedicated Speed Networking- Get Involved!

11.30

RESKILLING & UPSKILLING IN TECH

Upskill & Increase Value To Your Current Skillset With Key Insights Into Today’s Most Sought After Skills To Benchmark Your Tech Knowledge & Propel Your Career Forward

  • With technology’s ever-changing sphere, life-long learning is essential to your success. Drive forward your career advancement opportunities with insights into the latest tools, services, and platforms for skill development
  • Align your personal development and tech skills with those most valuable to your organisation’s wider business strategy to become an impactful female leader in tech
  • Secure a competitive advantage in a competitive field with the insider scoop on the critical new tech processes needed to reskill with AI and ensure your skills align with the future of tech
  • Effectively prepare for your next career advancement by addressing knowledge gaps and outlining the actionable steps necessary to grow into the next wave of female tech leaders

11.50

MANAGE DELIVERY WITHOUT COMPROMISING QUALITY

DATA & ANALYTICS

Harness The Transformative Power Of Data! Advance Your Businesses Success With Data & Analytic Insights Which Drives Innovation While Enhancing Your Tech Skillset

  • Combat data overload! Pinpoint and leverage critical data analytics insights to generate actionable innovation strategies and encourage data-driven decision making
  • Shape the future of your business with data-driven insights around emerging trends, products and solutions that set your organisation ahead of the game
  • Add data storytelling to your skillset! Develop your data literacy skills and effectively translate data into business results through fundamental data storytelling techniques

Martine Clark, Head of Data & Statistics, Bank of England

Eugenia Planas, Head of Technology Applications & Product Engineering Division, Bank of England

12.10

PANEL Q&A – Invaluable Insights!

WOMEN IN TECH LEADERSHIP

Real-World Examples & Insights From Powerful Female Leaders & Role Models Leading Teams & Empowering Individuals In Tech

  • Close the tech gender gap! Discover the mindset and skillset shifts needed to succeed as a woman in higher leadership positions throughout the tech sector
  • Unlock the resources, strategies, and tools to enhance your leadership capabilities and create workspaces which encourage the next generation of female leaders in tech
  • Unpack the key differences between mentorship and sponsorship and learn how to build harmonious relationships with team members whilst embracing leadership strategies that nurture talent and drive results
  • Once women get into leadership, how do we ensure they stay there? Promote supportive work cultures which recognise the needs of senior-level women to accelerate critical progression and promote sufficient resources to support women in their next career steps

Rosie Snow, Director of Product – New Digital Propositions, Sky

Kirsty Benn-Harris, Director of Data Governance, ITV

Sue Geuens, Director Data Governance & Product Data, Digital Business Solutions, Elsevier

Anupama Hatti, Head of Programme Delivery (Digital, Data & Technology Services), NHS Blood and Transplant

Shoba Sairam, Data and Analytics Director, Britvic plc

Christine Theodore, IT Director, Admiral Group Plc

Rachel Anne Jones, IT Director & Portfolio NED, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust          

12.40

PERSONAL SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES, & TRANSFORMATIONS – Multiple Perspectives!

INSPIRING TECH CAREER STORIES

Journey Through Real-Life Career Successes & Challenges Which Highlight Diverse Tech Career Paths & Offer Key Takeaways & Transparent Insights From The Personal Backstories Of Women In The C-Suite

  • Industry benchmarking! Guage the efficiencies of your current tech and career advancement by uncovering unique insights into C-suite positions within the tech sector
  • Maximise your personal and professional development by drawing tangible parallels from tech trailblazers! Utilise the personal wins, challenges and pivotal moments that have shaped the careers of top female leaders in tech to inspire your tech journey
  • How can women in tech recalibrate when things don’t go to plan? Enhance your strategies for overcoming career challenges and paths through critical lessons learnt by women tech leaders

 

 

12.40 Perspective One

Jigisha Lock, Head of Global Sustainability Analytics, Data & Operations, NatWest Group

12.55 Perspective Two

Lisa Melarkey, Head of Digital Performance, Aer Lingus

13.10 Perspective Three

Rosie De Boer, Head of Technology, URBN 

13.30

LUNCH

Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

14.00

COACHING SESSIONS

a) Coaching Workshop: Confidence & Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Lucia Webster, Digital Delivery Director, Cabinet Office

b) Coaching Workshop: Women’s Health

Clare Humblestone, Lead Product Owner – Sky Data, Sky

c) Coaching Workshop: Unconscious Bias – Choose To Challenge

Joanne Barry, Head of Technology Fraud Prevention COE, NatWest

14.40

Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Emma Di iorio, Senior Data Privacy Director, Diageo

Gail Lyon, Head of Product – Shared Digital Services, Co-op

14.50

PANEL Q&A – From Awareness To Action

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & ALLYSHIP

Embrace Diversity With Actionable Steps To Overcome Bias, Empower Allies & Foster An Inclusive Workplace Environment That Celebrates Difference & Drives Positive Change

  • Diversity starts with inclusion! Amplify diverse experiences and viewpoints by cultivating a company culture of belonging that ensures all team members feel seen, heard, and valued
  • From inclusive tech solutions to building diverse teams, advocate to ensure your company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion acknowledges the multi-dimensional feat of DEI in tech
  • The male-dominated landscape of tech is shifting fast, but not fast enough! Drive this commitment to change by fostering a more inclusive culture and empower their employees to be advocates
  • What does it actually mean to be an ally? Engage and encourage male allies and agents of change to cultivate a company culture dedicated to collaboration and diversity within teams and initiatives

Vera Hazelwood, Director – Data Science Skills & Partnerships, AstraZeneca

Anupama Hatti, Head of Programme Delivery – Digital, Data & Technology Services, NHS Blood & Transplant

John Saint Clare Williams, Digital Attraction & Engagement Manager, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

15.20

DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE – Propel Your Career Forward!

CAREER PROGRESSION & EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES

Recognise & Showcase Your Value As A Female Leader In Tech & Unlock High-Impact Strategies & Actionable Steps To Elevate Your Tech Journey Trajectory Towards The C-Suite

  • Drive your tech career to new heights! Evaluate the skills and preparation needed to transition into executive roles and identify potential barriers that hinder career growth for women in technical fields
  • As women in tech today, how can we develop effective training models and programmes beyond just technical skills? Dive into the nuances of networking, personal branding, and future planning to bridge gaps and secure career progression success
  • Gain inspirational insights from successful women en-route to the C-Suite and delve into personal accounts of navigating barriers such as the gender pay gap and promotion bias to achieve your future career goals

15.20 Perspective One

Clare Humblestone, Lead Product Owner, Sky

15.40 Perspective One

Amy Taaffe-Evans, Head of IT Controls, Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

16.00

CASE STUDY

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN CRISIS & DISASTER THROUGH TECH

Exclusive Case Study By Oxfam GB

Alison Court, Chief Transformation Officer, Oxfam GB

16.20

BONUS SESSION; RESERVED FOR EXCLUSIVE CONFERENCE PARTNER

16.50

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH INFORMAL NETWORKING & BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS

Informal Breakout Discussions

a) Data Storytelling

Sue Geuens, Director Data Governance & Product Data, Elsevier

b) Cybersecurity

Kai-Yun Tsao, Senior Cyber Security Analyst, Houseful

c) Mentorship & Sponsorship

Lucia Webster, Digital Delivery Director, Cabinet Office

d) Recruitment & Retention

Christine Theodore, IT Director, Admiral Group Plc

17.30

ENGAGE WITH YOUR PEERS – Authentic Connections & High-Impact Strategies

EMERGING TECH TRENDS

Uncover Brand New, Cutting-Edge Technologies & Innovations In Tech, Data & Analytics To Optimise Your Business Models & Revolutionise The Tech Industry

  • Harness innovation potential with fresh tools and strategies for staying ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving field of machine learning
  • Strike the perfect balance between maximum efficiency and cutting-edge advancements by leveraging the latest tech innovations and trends while maintaining operational business excellence
  • Are virtual reality and augmented reality right for your business? Discover and pioneer the frontier of new tech by incorporating next-gen technologies into your business growth strategies

17.50

CASE STUDY

TRANSFORMING BUSINESS PROCESSES THROUGH TECH

Exclusive Case Study By Universal Music Group

Jenny McGregor, Senior Director – Process Innovation, Universal Music Group

18.10

CLOSING REMARKS

Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

Emma Di iorio, Senior Data Privacy Director, Diageo

Gail Lyon, Head of Product – Shared Digital Services, Co-op