Agenda

MORNING WEBINAR 10:00 – 12:00 GMT

10:00 – WELCOME REMARKS

Jenna Kelly, Conference Producer, Bonhill plc

10:05 - KEYNOTE

STREAM 1

TECH FOR THE 2020S

10:25 PANEL: Tech Connects Us
  • How has technology kept us connected to friends, family & colleagues this year?
  • The future of connection and socialising, on platforms and off.
  • What new innovations have emerged in an attempt to keep up interactions?
  • Are there risks that we need to be aware of, in relying on tech for connection?

Speakers

Cara Antoine, President & Chairwoman, Netherlands, Women in Tech

11:10 CASE STUDY: Back to Work with Emerging Tech
  • What tech is out there helping us get back to work safely?
  • How will offices need to change to accommodate regulations and guidelines?
  • The technology that’s emerging to help businesses achieve workplace safety
  • Wearables, detection tech and VR – what’s out there to smooth the transition?

11:35 LIVE Q&A: Mobility of Tech Talent
  • With a world working from home, will non-nationals move out of Ireland?
  • Is the quality of a job in Ireland enough to keep workers in the country?
  • If Irish expats return, what does the future look like for the tech community?
  • What can tech companies, big and small, look out for in recruiting new talent?

STREAM 2

TECHNOLOGY & HUMANITY

10:25 PANEL: AI: Catch Me if You Can
  • Where and how is AI being used for good, pre- and post-pandemic?
  • How can artificial intelligence help solve some of our biggest global challenges?
  • For workplaces adopting and scaling AI – how can this be done ethically?
  • Bias in, bias out: the real dangers of AI that must be eradicated. But how?

Speakers

Deepa Mann-Kler, Commissioner, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Laura McGee, Founder & CEO, Diversio

11:10 CASE STUDY: Be Innovative, Be Diverse
  • Tech companies are amongst the most innovative in the world; why?
  • How can this innovation be accelerated using a diverse and inclusion approach?
  • What are the facts and figures around diversity fuelling innovation?
  • Ways to embed diversity strategically to see greater growth, and a better bottom line

11:35 FIRESIDE CHAT: Social Impact is Key
  • Taking stock, and being responsible, in emerging from a global lockdown
  • What social and environmental risks is the world now facing?
  • What role can technology play in bettering workplaces and society?
  • How can tech companies focus strategies on responsible & ethical practices, for social good?

12:10 – CLOSING Q&A and REMARKS

12:15 – END OF MORNING WEBINAR

 

 

AFTERNOON WEBINAR 14:00 – 16:15 GMT

14:00 – WELCOME REMARKS

14:05 KEYNOTE

Gillian Keating, Co-Founder, iWish

STREAM 1

DIVERSITY ISN’T ENOUGH

14:25 CASE STUDY: Building a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion-first Culture
  • How can we leverage the power of our employees to create inclusivity?
  • What role do communities have to play?
  • The significance of talent in building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace
  • What challenges come up in the journey of DEI culture, and how to solve them

Speaker

Jasmine Arora, Head of Capital Markets, Google Cloud Platform, Google

14:50 FIRESIDE CHAT: Intersectionality: It’s Staggered
  • What are the uncomfortable discussions we need to have to improve inclusion?
  • Are we doing better on gender equality than LGBTQ+ representation?
  • Where is the race conversation now, and where does it need to go?
  • Work is needed across the board, but how do we spread the effort to be intersectional?

15:25 THINK TANK: Taking Up Digital Space
  • Underrepresented groups in the workplace need physical space to be seen and heard
  • How are these groups impacted by remote working and virtual workplaces
  • How can employers ensure that effort is going into INCLUDING marginalised employees?
  • What can you do as a manager, or an employee, to give others a digital voice and space?

STREAM 2

PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOPING 101

14:25 PERSONAL INTROSPECTIVE: How to Embed Allyship
  • Without a physical audience, what challenges come up in presenting via a screen?
  • The dos and don’ts of virtual presentations
  • Ways to engage an audience that you can’t see: unique and quirky ways to execute
  • Are visual aids best left ‘at home’, or can they truly enhance your presentation?

Speaker

Bilal Harry Khan, Host, Over the Bridge podcast

14:50 INTERVIEW: Leadership in a Crisis
  • What’s been learnt this year about good leadership in heightened situations?
  • What do we define as ‘good’, when it comes to a leader? Is it measurable?
  • Are there particular skills or abilities that align with ‘good’ leadership?
  • Is this an opportunity to push for promotion of women, people of colour & marginalised groups?

Moderator

Terri Moloney, Director, Employee Success, Salesforce

Speakers

Furkan Karayel, CEO & Inclusive Leadership Advisor, Diversein.com

Michael Levin, President, Custom Solutions Inc

15:25 MASTERCLASS: Networking in Virtual Realms
  • The importance of maintaining a solid networking during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How do the basic skills of face-to-face networking compare to virtual networking?
  • How can we be productive and maintain long-term relationships physically and virtually?
  • The faux-pas of networking in our current climate

16:00 – CLOSING Q&A and REMARKS

16:15 – END OF AFTERNOON WEBINAR