Agenda

MORNING WEBINAR 10:00 – 12:30 CET

10:00 – WELCOME REMARKS

Jenna Kelly, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill plc

10:10 - Opening Panel: Diversity Conversations Across Europe: Progress from Country to Country
  • Adopting an awareness of varying progress in diversity, equity & inclusion across the continent
  • Tailoring our language and approaches dependent on the context and region – direct approaches vs treading lightly
  • The last year in news; what have been the landmark events in equality politics from nation to nation?
  • Where are the hurdles geographically when it comes to gender, race, disability representation, age, and LGBTQ+ representation?

Moderator

Kamina Aisola, Director, EMEA Segments & Acceleration Programmes, Amazon Web Services

Speakers

Dr. Cristina Aranda, Consultant in Digitalisation and AI, MujeresTech & Spain AI

Dániel Waliduda, Program Coordinator, HIV Peer Service, Háttér Society

STREAM 1: SUPPORTING DIVERSE LEADERS

11:00 CONVERSATION: Do We Really Need to Send the Elevator Down?
  • Our expectations of marginalised voices at the top
  • How to be a role model & mentor, without taking on sole responsibility for diversity
  • Creating a company-wide structure which promotes and empowers diverse leadership, and proactively encourages career progression
  • Providing more support for senior staff from typically underrepresented groups

Speaker

Lisa Spencer, Vice President, Marketing, Irdeto

11:35 PRESENTATION: Europe’s Venture Capital Hide & Seek – Find the Diverse Tech Founders
  • How and why tech companies with diverse leadership perform better
  • Do investors believe gender plays a role in access to funding?
  • Identifying the biggest barriers & challenges underrepresented groups face in getting funding
  • With such a small percentage of VC funding going to underrepresented founders – what needs to change?

Speaker

Gary Stewart, Founder & CEO, Founder Tribes

STREAM 2: GROWTH & TRANSFORMATION WITH TECH

 

11:00 FIRESIDE CHAT: Transformation of Legacy Businesses vs Digital Natives
  • Digital transformation investment should continue post-pandemic, but some organisations have more work to do than others
  • How can European legacy businesses play catch-up within digital transformation?
  • Evolving transformation to optimisation: how to digitise internal business
  • Create growth and profitability from digital transformation projects, learning from global start-ups

Moderator

Ravina Mutha, Co-Founder, Enterprise Bot 

Speakers

Susana Delgado, Digital Strategy Director, PagoNxt (a Santander company)

Suzana Curic, Head of Digital Native and ISV business at Amazon Web Services Iberia, AWS

11:35 PRESENTATION: Creating Growth with Data Analytics
  • How we use the huge volumes of data we’re collecting will make or break our tech advancements
  • Collaboration and partnerships will create new opportunities between industries
  • How advanced data automation and digital adoption has accelerated in every area of work
  • Future Digital Services reliant on 5G and how these are built on data analytics

12:00 - CLOSING Q&A: You Either Win…or You Learn
  • Changing the old mentality of ‘win or lose’, and reshaping our attitudes for better performance
  • Not simply accepting failure, but actively encouraging it and seeking those opportunities for learning
  • What exactly can we learn from mistakes? And how does that actively translate into positive change?
  • Where does our obsession with perfection and succeeding come from? And how can we start to unpack that psychologically?

Speakers

Kirsty Sharman, Founder, Referral Factory

Riya Karumanchi, Founder & CEO, SmartCane

12:25 – CLOSING REMARKS

12:30 – LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

 

AFTERNOON MASTERCLASSES 14:30 – 15:15 CET

MASTERCLASS 1

14:30 Testing Your Business’ Readiness for DEI Policies
  • Taking a step back and unpacking where your business is at with diversity & inclusion
  • The knowledge to establish before jumping into diversity policies
  • Identifying what policies best suit your company and your people
  • How to engage the workforce in DEI strategies in a proactive and engaging way

Facilitators

Jose M. Romero, Director, MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) Alumni Learning & Engagement, Catalyst

Sandra Ondraschek-Norris, VP Global MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) Learning, Catalyst

MASTERCLASS 2

14:30 How to Maintain Inclusive Comms in Hybrid Working
  • Identifying what you and your employees have found better about your remote working life
  • Are your internal organisational communications truly inclusive? Is digital better?
  • The comparison between office working environments and work from home, when it comes to having a voice
  • How can you keep up the benefits of digital communication when in-person working resumes?

Facilitator

Laura Smith, Founder, VALIDEI Research

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