* Elective sessions are booked on a first come first served basis. We aim to accommodate every delegates preference but all sessions are designed to be of value to any delegate.
(delegates can choose one of the following three elective sessions)
An overview of Fintech and emerging trends (Bitcoin/Blockchain) – Julia Streets, Founder and CEO of Streets Consulting
FinTech innovation encompasses a broad church. Every element of the workings and offerings of the global financial services industry is being challenged by new entrants and new technologies. From consumer payments apps to global stock exchanges, foreign exchange to investment funds. Big data, blockchain, cybersecurity, digital currencies…..regtech, insurtech, risktech…. you name it, it’s being tech’d.
According to Accenture, since 2010 more than $50 billion has been invested into almost 2,500 companies ‘as innovators redefine the way in which we store, save, borrow, invest, move, spend and protect money.’
In her session that promises to be both educational and entertaining, FinTech entrepreneur and industry authority Julia Streets will take us on a journey across the vast FinTech landscape explaining not only the opportunities that exist, but offer some insights into the potential limitations and constraints facing FinTech entrepreneurs.
An introduction to coding – Dr Sue Black, Author of Saving Bletchley Park and Government Digital Services Advisor*
Basic coding in Python for beginners
Have you ever wished that you understood the basics of programming? Would you like to have a better grasp of what people mean when they talk about coding? What is all the fuss about anyway?
Computer scientist Dr Sue Black OBE leads a session on basic coding in Python for beginners. In a short time you will get to grips with what coding is all about and have fun writing a few short programs.
Innovation in your career – Liz Goulding, Head of Digital Products at Sky Sports and Reinu Kanda, Scrum Master from Sky
Why is innovation so important and how does it affect your job? Two women from Sky will be talking about their job roles and how fast paced change, ever changing customer bases and the need for continual improvement means that they are constantly innovating. The session will have two practical activities as well as hints and tips on how to be innovative in your career, and get ahead as a woman in technology.
2ND ELECTIVE SESSION*
*Sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
The Internet of Things: Talking Socks and RFID Trash – Eileen Brown, CEO of Amastra
The Internet of Things, or the Internet of Everything will revolutionise every part of our daily lives, making us part of an ultra-connected world of online and offline objects. We will talk about the impact this will have on you at a personal, business and global level, talk about how retailers, manufacturers and industries are adapting to this level of data access, and discuss the hacking risks and vulnerabilities of our online lives.
Disruptive Technologies – Wendy Redshaw, CIO, Knowledge Visualisation, Deutsche Bank
Get Agile in the Application Economy – Ritu Mahandru, Vice President, Agile Management, EMEA, CA Technologies
Every business is a software business. Today, even love is powered by software. In the application economy, organisations get new apps to market faster with agile and connections are built on APIs. Are you passionate for new ways to do things? Find out about the next generation of technology which is shaping our world and could make you fall in love with your career all over again?