speakers

Arun Verma
Co-Chair, BAME Staff Network
Save the Children UK

Biography

Dr Arun Verma is a specialist in embedding intersectionality, diversity and inclusion into impact strategies. Arun completed his Master’s in Clinical Applications of Psychology and a PhD in intersectionality and health professions education in 2018 and has published and presented diversity and inclusion research at international conferences. He has shaped and informed diversity and inclusion policy and practice impact across higher education, government and third sectors. He holds two academic appointments at the University of Dundee as an Academic Tutor and member of the International Network of Transitions Researchers and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Surrey.

Bilal Harry Khan
Host
Over the Bridge Podcast

Biography

Bilal Harry Khan is an international Diversity & Inclusion facilitator, award winning podcaster and host. On graduating the University of Cambridge he built a career in the youth sector designing social justice learning programmes on behalf of corporate partners and since then has gone on to facilitate workshops for clients such as the Metropolitan Police Service, UNICEF, and leading names across tech and law, law and banking industries. He believes in challenging ourselves through uncomfortable conversations and when not doing this, spends time with his kittens or at his allotment!

Dr Cara Antoine
President & Chairwoman
Women in Tech

Biography

Dr. Cara Antoine has seasoned Executive experiences in digitally transforming businesses and cultures across global industries from Polaroid to Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Royal Dutch Shell, and Microsoft. Her inclusive mindset and approach to diversity enables organizations and the individuals who work within them, to achieve more. She serves as Netherlands President and Executive Member of the Board of Global Women in Tech to excite future generations of female leaders to choose for a career in technology. Her Doctor Business Administration (DBA) research at Bradford University explored individual behaviours that explain a manifestation in relationships that influence collaboration in technology at scale.

Deepa Mann-Kler
Chief Executive Neon & Visiting Professor In Immersive Futures
Ulster University 

Biography

Deepa is an award winning visual artist; author; Chief Executive of Neon a health technology company; Visiting Professor In Immersive Futures with Ulster University Northern Ireland and serves as a non-executive director across the UK. As a thought leader and TEDx speaker she keynotes at conferences on the intersection of creativity, technology, innovation, diversity, ethics, bias, culture, data, AI, health and wellbeing through compelling storytelling. Deepa is invited to speak at technology conferences and by multinational corporations to develop leadership future trends and tech capabilities.  

www.discoverneon.com | www.deepamannkler.com | @deepamann_kler | TEDx “Being Human” https://youtu.be/Ew5-H_8FoLc

 

Furkan Karayel
CEO & Inclusive Leadership Advisor
Diversein.com

Biography

Furkan Karayel is an award winning inclusive leadership advisor, mentor and speaker. She developed Inclusive Intelligence conception, a new way to recognize and practice inclusive leadership in the workplace effectively. Furkan is an associate lecturer at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Her passion is leveraging women-in-tech leadership, diversity and empowering female founders globally and she serves as an advisory board member and judge for multiple organisations. 

Furkan founded Diversein.com after 10 years of software engineering experience in multinational tech companies in Ireland. Additionally, she has been honoured with “Diversity and Inclusion Role Model in Business” and “Trailblazer” Awards.  

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Gillian Keating
Co-Founder
iWish

Biography

Speaker info coming soon.

Jasmine Arora
Head of Capital Markets, Google Cloud Platform
Google

Biography

Speaker info coming soon.

Laura McGee
Founder & CEO
Diversio

Biography

Laura is the founder and CEO of Diversio, a technology startup that uses data analytics to help companies and investors unlock diversity for improved performance. Diversio works with companies in North America, South America and Europe, and has been featured at global events like the G20 and Davos. She was named a Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017 and currently serves as Co-Chair of Canada’s Expert Panel on Women Entrepreneurs. Board positions include ArcTern Ventures, Global Citizen, University of Waterloo, and Ted Rogers School of Management, and she is a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Trilateral Commission.

Michael Levin
President
Custom Solutions Inc

Biography

Michael Levin is President and CEO of Custom Solutions. He has launched numerous companies and built them into multi-million dollar entities. 

He is a three-time #1 International Best-Selling author. His books include his #1 inspirational best-seller “Let Them See You Sweat”  along with “Sitting on the Same Side of the Table: The Art of Collaborative Selling”. He is a co-author of Jack Canfield’s (Chicken Soup for the Soul), “The Road to Success”.

He has been on TV and radio shows around the country sharing his knowledge. He has appeared on Home Shopping Network and been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Biography

Terri is Senior Director, Employee Success, with Salesforce.com. In this role, Terri leads the company’s efforts in Ireland to attract, develop, and retain the best talent.

Since joining Salesforce in 2015, Terri has placed a focus on creating a strong and engaged culture at Salesforce that has led to recognition as a Great Place to Work. Prior to joining Salesforce, Terri led human resources and employee development in various multi-national companies in Ireland, the USA, and UK.

Terri holds an MSc in Training & Performance Management and an MBA.