virtual Summit Schedule

30th JUNE 2020

9:30AM - 11:00AM BST WEBINAR 1: SAME YEAR - DIFFERENT WORLD
9:30AM WELCOME REMARKS

09:30 Bonhill Group welcome

Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group

09:35 Chairperson welcome

Sabinije von Gaffke, Founder, Impactfulness Ventures

9:40AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Taking stock and mapping out the next steps
  • Assessing the impacts of Covid-19 on the economy and more specifically on the tech industry
  • What has and what hasn’t worked? What challenges and opportunities have businesses and employees found?
  • How has this experience impacted diversity and inclusion efforts? Have we regressed? Is there a feeling of togetherness? Will this become a distant memory?

Moderator: Caroline Lawson, Field CTO EMEA, SailPoint

Avril Chester, Founder and CEO, Cancer Central UK

Jacqueline de Rojas, President, TechUK

Joanne Webb, Former Global e-Commerce and Digital Director, Merlin Entertainments plc.

R. Michael Anderson, Leadership Mentor, The Technology Leadership Insider

 

10:25AM FIRESIDE CHAT: Tech for Good – emerging in a better world
  • Addressing the need to be more proactive and not reactive with regards to global challenges
  • Which technology has thrived, and which has not? Why?
  • What have we learned and how will we develop technological solutions moving forward?
  • How do we as tech professionals, create and develop technology to benefit our organisations and others? How and when it has been possible to do both?
  • Debate: Outsourcing vs internal build of tech/apps with a tech for good foundation?

Joanna Hodgson, Director – Presales, Red Hat

Rachel Murphy, CEO, Difrent Group

11:00AM CLOSING REMARKS
2:00PM - 3:30PM BST WEBINAR 2: AGILE LEADERSHIP - ADAPTING TO DIGITAL

Chairperson: Fiona Daniel, CEO and Founder, FD2I

2:00PM WELCOME REMARKS

14:00 Bonhill Group welcome

Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group

14:05 Chairperson Welcome

Sabinije von Gaffke, Founder, Impactfulness Ventures

2:10PM PRESENTATION: Rapid adaption from top to bottom within the organisation
  • Where was the organisation digitally pre-covid?
  • How we adapted and have been adapting since? How quickly was this achieved?
  • What did you as IT leaders prioritise and why?
  • How to guarantee that the changes and technologies adopted are future proof
  • What are the next steps for the organisations continued digital transformation?

Louise Brown, Digital Adoption Lead, Heathrow

2:35PM PRESENTATION: Finding your digital voice
  • Discussing the differences between your physical and digital voice
  • Why do some thrive in one or the other environment? How can you master both?
  • Did you uphold your visibility as a leader within your organisations?

Fiona Daniel, CEO and Founder, FD2I

3:00PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Encouraging your team to find their voices
  • During covid-19, how did your team members responded and adapt? Were there surprises? Did individuals find a ‘new’ voice?
  • Who thrived and why?
  • Have new management styles been adopted? Is there a new team dynamic?
  • How as leaders can you continue to develop your voice and that of those around you in physical or digital settings?

Moderator: Fiona Daniel, CEO and Founder, FD2I

Georgina Owens, SVP IT Services, DAZN

Joanne Rewcastle, Head of Internal Digital and Cross-Government Engagement, DWP Digital

Joanne Webb, Former Global e-Commerce and Digital Director, Merlin Entertainments plc.

3:30PM CLOSING REMARKS

1st JULY 2020

9:30AM - 11:00AM BST WEBINAR 1: FLOURISHING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN A TIME OF CRISIS

Chairperson: Cheryl Cole, Editor, DiversityQ

9:30AM WELCOME REMARKS

09:30 Bonhill Group welcome

Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group

09:35 Chairperson welcome

9:40AM PRESENTATION: The lack of diversity in tech goes beyond gender
  • What is intersectionality? Why do we keep putting people in boxes?
  • Highlighting the low percentages of minority groups across IT and tech
  • Discussing the opportunities of investments made in BAME 
  • How to proactively increase the number of underrepresented groups in our teams

Abi Mohamed, Cyber Programme Manager, Tech Nation

10:05AM FIRESIDE CHAT: Punk, geek or superfreak... – I’ll be all of the above please

A chance to be a fly on the wall and engage with 2 influential leaders in technology about their personal, no-holds-barred, haphazard journey of redefining and implementing what the wonderful world of work can be for Rolls-Royce.

  • The importance of unlocking the power of our workforce
  • Managing psychological safety at a time where AI & automation is the main topic of c-suite conversation
  • How it feels to lead an amazing neurodiverse community when you are a minority yourself!

Manisha Mistry, Head of Digital Culture, R2 Data Labs – Rolls Royce

Caroline Gorski, Group Director, R2 Data Labs – Rolls Royce

10:40AM PRESENTATION: Creating a test and grow culture
  • Finessing the system through trial and error
  • Breaking imposter syndrome through a growth mindset
  • Cultivating a supportive culture through learning

Derin Bamgbelu, Learning and Development Advisor, GroupM

Sarah Chandran, Founder and CEO, Fresh and Fearless

11:00AM CLOSING REMARKS
2:00PM - 3:30PM BST WEBINAR 2: REDESIGNED WORKPLACES

Chairperson: Prof. Dana Brown, Dean, Sprott School of Business Canada

2:00PM WELCOME REMARKS

2:00 Bonhill Group welcome

Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group

2:05 Chairperson welcome

2:10PM PRESENTATION: Pandoras box of opportunities or Cul-de-sac – Diversity 2020/2021
  • How far have we come and what have we achieved?
  • Post COVID-19 – Opportunity or Threat. Two-speed workplace (those working in the office and those from home) or Utopia (everyone working in a new culture with new working practices)
  • How can we and why should we as leaders be striving for utopia? 

Mark Freed, CEO, E2W Ltd

2:35PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Champions and allies
  • “We are all in this together” – how to channel this togetherness for D&I efforts
  • Identifying your workplace champions and allies and how to leverage their help and support now
  • How to recruit more allies and ensure continuity during and post-covid

Moderator: Prof. Dana Brown, Dean, Sprott School of Business Canada

Lucy Mullins, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, StepLadder UK

Mark Hill, Group CIO, Tenth Revolution Group

Fred Becker, COO, Aire

3:10PM PRESENTATION: Pause, plot and pivot

This session will focus on the opportunities this pandemic offers us all as individuals (currently working or not). The opportunity to upskill, learn new things, unlock our suppressed potential and adapt our mindset to look for and develop innovative ideas.

Breda McCague, Motivational & Transformation Specialist

3:30PM CLOSING REMARKS

2nd JULY 2020

9:30AM - 11:00AM BST WEBINAR 1: DIGITAL WORKPLACE AND RECRUITMENT PRACTICES
9:30AM WELCOME REMARKS

09:30 Bonhill Group welcome

Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group

09:35 Chairperson welcome

Sabinije von Gaffke, Founder, Impactfulness Ventures

9:45AM FIRESIDE CHAT: Responding to a workplace and workforce in crisis
  • Quantifying the impact of the pandemic on the workforce with layoffs, furloughs, reduced pay, and forced sabbaticals and annual leave
  • What did companies do first? What has been the step-by-step process?
  • How have these measures impacted employees and employers alike?
  • How do you regain trust, loyalty and move forward?

Moderator: Zara Nanu, CEO, Gapsquare

Avril Chester, CIO, RIBA

Kim Nilsson, CEO, Pivigo

Sarah Chilton, Partner, CM Murray LLP

10:20AM CASE STUDY: Important adjustments to attract the right talent and offer equal, unbiased opportunities
  • Why are female professionals shying away from potential job opportunities?
  • Understanding impact of the language used in job descriptions and how it comes across to potential candidates
  • Top tips: How to write job descriptions that get you the talent you are looking for
  • The next steps
    • How to filter candidate applications – what to include and what not to include
    • Interview process – who do you have in the room with you?
    • How to evaluate and match a candidate’s talent and personality for your team and the organisation

Barbara Gottardi, Chief Information Officer, Retail Business Banking & Channels, HSBC

10:45AM PRESENTATION: Creating virtual culture experiences - from Assessment Centers to Leadership trainings

At Red Hat, our culture is what sets us apart. It is what helps us attract & retain talent. Key parts of the Red Hat culture are collaboration, connection and transparency. With everything moving to virtual, we worried how we could create virtual experiences that still allow candidates to get to know our culture and existing managers to get a culture boost. We will share insights & learnings from:

  • Converting a leadership training for 200 managers from onsite to virtual with three weeks lead time.
  • Create a fully virtual assessment center for our graduate program

Susanne Altrichter, Talent Acquisition Leader EMEA, Red Hat

Sophie Gillot, Talent Acquisition Advisor EMEA, Red Hat

Lucie Kozova, Senior Campus Recruiter EMEA, Red Hat

11:05AM CLOSING REMARKS
2:00PM - 3:30PM BST WEBINAR 2: BROADENING YOUR SEARCH - TALENT CAN BE FOUND EVERYWHERE
2:00PM WELCOME REMARKS

2:00 Bonhill Group welcome

Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group

2:05 Chairperson welcome

Sabinije von Gaffke, Founder, Impactfulness Ventures

2:10PM PANEL DISCUSSION: We need talent now - where do we find it?

“There is a shortage of talent in the industry.” Is this true? Or is it rather that we have the talent but that they are not afforded the opportunity? Our panelists will debate this statement and demonstrate exactly where we can find the talented individuals we have been looking for.

  • Establishing what leaders/companies are looking for in a candidate
  • Identifying ‘untapped’ pools of talent and why they are great candidates for your teams
  • Why the WFH experience has the power to reduce dropout rates and provide greater flexibility opportunities for returners
  • What do IT leaders need to do to support upskilling, onboarding and recruitment projects?
  • Discussing the expansion of all our roles to include talent acquisition skills and management

Moderator: Sara Chandran, Founder and CEO, Fresh and Fearless

Nabila Salem, President, Revolent Group

Stephanie Dillon, CEO, Inclusivity Partners

Anna Brailsford, CEO, CodeFirstGirls

Rebecca Taylor, CEO and Co-Founder, TechReturners

2:55PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Sending the Elevator Down
  • Once you’re at the top, what can you do to help others climb the ladder? What small things can you take responsibility for?
  • Motivating from beyond the ceiling: the value for underrepresented employees, to see leaders like them
  • Should we really be expected to juggle a top-level career and support others?

Moderator: Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group

Fiona Daniel, CEO and Founder, FD2I

Stephanie Dillon, CEO, Inclusivity Partners

3:20PM CLOSING REMARKS

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