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, 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, sponsored by 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
  • Topic TBC, with Hayley Sudbury, CEO, WERKIN


PM Session 1

Elective choices (delegates can chose 1 elective session)

Topic TBC, with Lauren Gemmell, Software Development Manager, Amazon Development Centre, Scotland, Amazon

Learn to code, 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 Dr Mary Haigh, Director of Product Management, BAE Systems

Up in the cloud

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 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

Summary & Close