Conference Agenda

MORNING

08:30-09:15 – Registration, tea, coffee & pastries

09:15-09:25 – Welcome from Nigel Walder, Head of Functions Technology and Business Performance, CIO and Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity

09:25-09:35 – Welcome Kate Russell, BBC Click Presenter and Author

09:35-09:45 – It’s our time in Tech – Jacqueline de Rojas, Executive Vice President (Europe) at Sage and President of techUK

accenture-red-arrow-logo-200px09:45-10:10 – Let’s get digital, mobile and apps latest trends with Agata Cooper, Senior Manager, Digital/Mobile Strategy at Accenture

10:10-10:40 – Why we are ALL coders of the future – Anne Marie Imafidon, Founder of STEMettes

10:40–11.05 – Q&A with Agata Cooper, Senior Manager, Digital/Mobile Strategy at Accenture; Anne Marie Imafidon, Founder of STEMettes, Lubaina Manji, Head of Rise, Group Innovation Office; Fleur Bamber, Director Solutions Sales, CA Technologies; facilitated by Kate Russell

11:05-11:15 – Networking break

capg-logo11:20-11:40 – Big data: What is it and how is it changing the way we work? with Michelle Moody, Engagement Director, Insights and Data at Capgemini UK

pwc-vector-logo-e147817204251111:40-12.00 – What you need to know about Cyber Security with Abigail F. Wilson, Senior Associate, IT Risk Assurance and Cyber Security, PwC

12:00-12:30 – Q&A with Michelle Moody, Engagement Director, Insights and Data at Capgemini UK; Erin L Jones, Cyber Security Senior Associate, PwC UK; Stephanie Daman, CEO of Cyber Security Challenge UK; Deborah O’Neill, Partner, OW Labs and Dr Sue Black, Author of Saving Bletchley Park and Government Digital Services Advisor, facilitated by Kate Russell

LUNCH

12:30-13.20 – Lunch and “Saving Bletchley Park” book signing with Dr Sue Black, Author of Saving Bletchley Park and Government Digital Services Advisor

AFTERNOON

13:30-14:30 –  Elective sessions (delegates can choose one of the following three elective sessions)*

14:30-14:45 – Transition break

14:45-15:45 – Elective sessions (delegates can choose one of the following three elective sessions)*

15:45-16:00 – Networking break

16:00-16:45 – Women Lighting the Way – Career advice panel – Maggie van’T Hoff, CIO, Shell, Christina Scott, CTO, News UK, Jane Bell, Programme Manager, Barclays, Michael Keegan, Chairman, UK & Ireland Region, Fujitsu, Naheed Afzal, Co-Founder, Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting, Sheila Flavell, COO, FDM Group, Donna Herdsman, Client Director (ex-HP), Margarete McGrath, Disruption Director, EY

16.45-17.30 – Tech Speed Mentoring

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This session will opened by Fiona Capstick, Partner, UKI (Non-FS) Digital, EY who will share her thoughts on the importance of mentoring. Thereafter, Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity will explain the speed mentoring process. The lighting the way panel members and other senior individuals in tech will join then delegates tables for an hour of speed mentoring. The Speed Mentoring session will provide our delegates with the opportunity to get to know our panelists/elective speakers and ask specific questions on how they can achieve their career goals. Table hosts will rotate around each table every 10 minutes (3 x rotations) which will enable our delegates to meet at least three of our senior tech leaders.

Additional Table Mentors:

Meri Williams, CTO, MOO; Kanita Seth, Partner, FS Cyber Security; Margarete McGrath, Director; Fiona Capstick, Partner, UKI (Non-FS) Digital; Ritu Mahandru, Vice President, Agile Management, EMEA, CA Technologies; Seema Puri-Mehta, Head of Portfolio Management, Global Technology Engineering, Deutsche Bank

17:30-19:30 – Close, networking drinks & canapés

There will be an opportunity during the networking session to meet with our sponsors, browse tables of tech related products as well as connect with a number of not for profit organisations, all of which are keen to engage with existing women in tech to inspire future generations of female technologists.

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1ST ELECTIVE SESSION*

* 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)

Session One:

Session Two:

Session Three:

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*

*Please note: you will need a laptop for this session

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.

 

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2ND ELECTIVE SESSION*

*Sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis

(delegates can choose one of the following three elective sessions)

Session One:

Session Two:

Session Three:

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

This talk draws the practical lessons from experience of achieving radical transformation using disruptive innovation and design thinking.   It describes the development of a user experience platform built on digital technologies including HTML5, JavaScript and Hazelcast, and explains how it is possible to bring profound change to a traditional organisation using a small team, creativity and “magic project fairy dust”.

 

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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?

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