Welcome from Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen/WeAreTheCity

Welcome from conference facilitator – Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting

Opening address from our headline sponsor

Why we need to disrupt the tech industry – Baroness Joanna Shields, former UK Minister for Internet Safety, CEO, BeneVolentAI

AM Session 1

The future of artificial intelligence, with Rob McCargow, AI Programme Lead, PwC UK

The evolution of fintech, sponsored by Mastercard

Tech Research Spotlight: Adapt to thrive in the future world of work, with Scott Campbell, Director, Lead for Deloitte Ventures; & Jemma Venables, Clients & Markets, Head of Innovation and Corporate Insight, Deloitte LLP

AI and fintech Q&A panel – with Rob McCargow, AI Programme Lead; Suchitra Nair, Director, EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy, Deloitte LLP; Tracey Groves, CEO, Intelliethics; & Cathryn Lyall, Co-Founder, Seismis Foundry

Transition Break / Tech Marketplace Open


AM Session 2

Cyber security, with Frederique Liaigre, Managing Director, South EMEA, Verizon

Data and privacy (GDPR/Regulatory/Supervisory/Ethics in Tech), with Kaijia Gu, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Tech research spotlight, Innovation – Proof of Concept through to implementation, with Ildefonso Olmedo, Head of Innovation – Blockchain Lead, Santander UK Technology

Cyber and data Q&A panel – with Kaijia Gu, Partner, Oliver Wyman; Ildefonso Olmedo, Head of Innovation – Blockchain Lead, Santander UK Technology; Kate Russell, Journalist, Tech Reporter, Author, BBC Click; & Ian Levy, Technical Director, National Cyber Security Centre

Lunch Break / Tech Marketplace Open / Soapbox Sessions (15 minute drop in sessions/Eat and Learn):
  • Wearable Tech, You as a tech role model with Marija Butkovic, Founder & CEO, Women of Wearables
  • The global nature of online violence & abuse against women with Maria Vlahakis, Policy & Advocacy Manager Violence Against Women & Girls, Womankind Worldwide
  • How tech-enabled sponsorship can accelerate female talent, with Hayley Sudbury, CEO, WERKIN


PM Session 1

Elective choices (delegates can chose 1 elective session)

Cultivating Diversity – the keys to unlocking innovation, with Lauren Kisser, Director, Amazon Web Services

Learn to code with Carrie Anne Philbin, teacher, author and a YouTuber, Raspberry Pi Foundation; sponsored by Morgan Stanley

The future of payments, with Marc Massar, Director of Solutions Engineering, eCom, Worldpay

Transition Break / Tech Marketplace Open


PM Session 2

Elective choices (delegates can chose 1 elective session)

Digital innovation, with Graham Kellen, Chief Digital Officer, Schroders

Topic TBC with Miriam Howe, Senior Manager, BAE Systems

Up in the cloud, sponsored by J.P. Morgan

Transition Break / Tech Marketplace Open


PM Session 3

Inspirational guest speaker – Dame Stephanie Shirley, IT entrepreneur & philanthropist

The Holographic DataSphere – What is it, and how does affect our future as Technologists? With Dr Philippa Malmgren, Founder, H Robotics

Giving back spotlight, with Hattie Carne, Senior Consultant, Missive and Sheridan Ash, Technology and Investments Director and Women in Technology Leader, PwC, TechSheCan

Tech leaders lighting the way: How to get ahead in your career Q&A panel – with Jacqueline de Roja CBE, President, techUK; Amali de Alwis, CEO, CodeFirst:Girls; Tunji Akintokun MBE, Senior Vice President, NSC Global; Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank; Kevin Cunnington, Director General, GDS, Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service

Speed mentoring with tech senior leaders, sponsored by Accenture

Summary & Close