AGENDA

MORNING WEBINAR 10:00am – 12:15pm GMT

10:00am – WELCOME REMARKS

Tania Ferreira, Head of Event Content Production, Bonhill Group plc

Ramat Tejani, Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer, The Inspiration Box

THE FUTURE OF THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

10:10am KEYNOTE: ESG in Technology
  • Looking beyond purely financial growth for long-term sustainable success – embracing sustained, robust ESG practices  
  • How to link your growth strategy with a wider societal purpose – investors and customers want to see more  
  • How to manage polarised views on ESG – a trend vs embraced belief/culture  
  • Being held accountable through more standardized ESG reporting – SMART goals with a focus on sustainable value creation 
  • Being a competitive and thriving organisation by being prepared for everything, even hard-to-plan for incidents 
  • How to do better and be good corporate citizens 

Speaker

Preeti Sinha, Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

10:35 Accenture KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Speaker

Jasmine Dhiman, Managing Director, Technology Sustainability Lead, Accenture UKI 

STREAM 1: TAKING YOUR TECH TO THE NEXT LEVEL

11:00 PANEL: The Cybersecurity Mesh
  • Analysing the all-digital world 
  • What have been the successes and challenges of 2020/2021 (risk management) 
  • Remote working: how to enable secure access to digital assets no matter the location of your employees and customers 
  • How are you training your people and how are you educating your clients on security? 
  • Addressing the skills gap in the industry 
  • Diverse teams = better security. How diversity of mind and experience will fortify your security 10-fold 

Moderator

Simon Ratcliffe, Board Advisor, Non-Exec CIO, Principal Consultant, Ensono

Speakers

Jane Frankland, Managing Director – UKI Applied Cybersecurity Services, Accenture

Jessica Figueras, Vice Chair of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council

11:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: The Evolution of Zero Trust
  • Reviewing the social and ethical implications of using the power of data 
  • How can we change external negative perceptions around AI? 
  • How can we ensure AI products and solutions are built in an ethical way?  
  • What needs to happen to data collection and analytics tools to re-establish lost user trust? 
  • Where do we draw the line on personalisation? 
  • Best practice demonstrated through case studies 

Speaker

Kathy Baxter, Principal Architect, Ethical AI Practice, Salesforce 

STREAM 2: IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR PEOPLE

11:00 PANEL: Enhancing your cultural intelligence
  • We are not all the same and that is a great thing! 
  • Cultural intelligence explained 
  • The ability to distinguish and identify different cultures 
  • Acknowledge the differences and catering to each one differently 
  • What do leaders need to do to better understand their employees/teams? 
  • What can organisations do to facilitate open discussions and cultural mentoring? 

Moderator

Jennifer Stanzl, Head of Talent Management UK&I, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Speakers

Fiona Daniel, CEO & Founder, FD2i

Deborah Williams, Founder, The Women’s Association

Karen Huish, Head of Retail Banking UKI, Google Cloud 

11:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: Are you truly supporting your people?
  • Analysing the effects of the virtual world on visibility in the workplace  
  • “Levelling the playing field” – it is worse than we thought 
  • How are organisations supporting employees with greater external challenges which impact their presence during “working hours”? The 9 to 5 day no longer exists 
  • How are organisations measuring productivity? 
  • What worked before may not work now, how have you and your organisations adapted your ways of working and evaluations? 

Moderator

Fiona Daniel, CEO & Founder, FD2i

Speaker

Joel Blake OBE, Founder & CEO, The GFA Exchange

12:15 – CLOSING REMARKS 

12:30 – 2:00pm: LUNCH BREAK – NETWORKING & MASTERCLASSES

MASTERCLASS: Becoming a member of a Board
  • Why should you consider becoming a member of a board? 
  • How do you become a board member?  
  • What should you be looking for when considering an organisation?
  • Corporate vs not-for-profits – what is the value for you and the organisation?  

Speaker

Fiona Hathorn, CEO, Women on Boards UK

AFTERNOON WEBINAR 2:00pm – 4:15pm GMT

2:00 – WELCOME REMARKS

Tania Ferreira, Head of Event Content Production, Bonhill Group plc

Ramat Tejani, Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer, The Inspiration Box

INCLUSION IN TECH MEANS EVERYONE

2:10 KEYNOTE: Bringing Neurodiversity to the Forefront
  • Around 1 in 7 of the UK population is neurodivergent (British Dyslexia Association, 2018) 
  • In a time when diversity, equity & inclusion conversations are a priority; where does neurodiversity sit on the priority list? 
  • What skills can neurodiverse individuals bring to the tech workplace? 
  • How can organisations adjust their workspaces to be more inclusive and stimulating for neurodiverse individuals? 
  • How can – and should – technology be designed better to address the needs of users who are neurodivergent? 

STREAM 1: FROM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO DIGITAL OPTIMISATION

2:35 PRESENTATION: Digital Transformation leading to Purpose-led Growth

Organisations have embarked upon the Digital Transformation journey and achieved a significant pace, it is crucial now for them to focus on transformation with a purpose. Addressing the need for healthier communities, sustainable and inclusive growth, nurturing our planet, and resilience to economic and environmental disruptions needs to be woven into the tapestry of an organisation’s agenda, and business model. 

  • Creating business models which are more purpose-driven, digital at the core, leverage the ecosystem, and look at the future to bring purpose to life
  • Building on ambition and optimism to transform businesses for the better while driving purpose-led growth to unlock continuous business value
  • Combining our know-how and innovation mindset supported by amazing things that technology can do, must lead to a meaningful future

Speaker

Satya Mishra, Vice President and Business Unit Head – BFSI, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

3:00 LIGHTNING TALKS: The Time For Digital Optimisation Is Now
  • Evolving from digital transformation into digital optimisation 
  • Introducing citizen development – cross-departmental development, fresh perspectives and established requirements for internal innovation 
  • The power of employee upskilling and empowerment 
  • The low code, no code access model = continuity, efficiency, fulfillment, increased communication, digital literacy, low-cost and high returns 

Speakers

Louise Brown, Digital Services and Diversity Lead, Heathrow

Kathleen Moore, Strategic Projects Director – Data and Architecture, HSBC

STREAM 2: TAKING THE LEAP – NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

2:35 PRESENTATION – What is your organisation bringing to the table?
  • Why are you not receiving more CVs? Where’s the gap? 
  • How are you ‘selling’ your organisation to prospective talent? 
    • Are you offering today and tomorrow’s talent what they are looking for? 
    • Are you adapting to life stages, needs and requirements? 
    • What do you have to offer beyond money and how are you pitching it?
  • Stop missing out on great candidates because of legacy processes/strategies 
3:00 LIGHTNING TALKS: Making a career shift during a pandemic – best or worst decision?
  • What are considered the best and worst times to change jobs and/or careers 
  • Highlighting the challenges and opportunities pre- and during Covid 
  • How to successfully transition into tech from a different industry 
  • How to successfully shift into a new organisation 
  • The top five make or break factors  

Speaker

Barbara Gottardi, CIO, Vanguard Europe

3:35 CLOSING KEYNOTE – Get off your Sticky Floor. Liberate yourself with a Growth Mindset
  • Glass ceiling? Or is it the Sticky floor? Taking charge of your own narrative and success
  • Innovate for today or invest for tomorrow? The classic struggle and the adoption of a Growth Mindset
  • Thriving in a VUCA world as a Woman Leader – 21st Century Feminine Leadership

Speaker

Ruchi Aggarwal, TEDx Speaker, Director Business Development, University of Lincoln

3:55 CLOSING REMARKS 

4:10 – END OF SUMMIT

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