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Tue 26 Nov

07:30 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Tue 26 Nov

07:30 - 08:45

Registration & Networking

Tue 26 Nov

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome & Opening remarks

Rachana Bhide

Organisational Psychologist, Founder and Broadcaster @ Bloomberg

Tue 26 Nov

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome & Opening remarks

Rachana Bhide

Organisational Psychologist, Founder and Broadcaster @ Bloomberg

Tue 26 Nov

09:00 - 09:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat on the Tech Landscape in Europe

Shaloo Garg

Global Advisor on Technology and Innovation @ UN Women, Managing Director @ Microsoft for Start-ups

Ödgärd Andersson

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) - Consumer & Enterprise Digital @ Volvo Cars

Nicole Iseppi

Managing Director, Operations and Performance, Global Industrial Hub @ ENGIE

A high level overview from the Top people in European Business on what to watch for in the ...

A high level overview from the Top people in European Business on what to watch for in the coming year, and what to get excited about!

Key takeaways:

  • Hear about the latest innovations on the market and how they are shaping the tech industry
  • Learn which industries are at the cutting edge of different developments
  • Where is the place to be? A Geographical analysis of the tech market
  • Explore what technologies are on the cusp of market disruption
  • Top businesses, individuals and products to watch out for!

Tue 26 Nov

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat on the Tech Landscape in Europe

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

Shaloo Garg

Global Advisor on Technology and Innovation @ UN Women, Managing Director @ Microsoft for Start-ups

Ödgärd Andersson

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) - Consumer & Enterprise Digital @ Volvo Cars

Nicole Iseppi

Managing Director, Operations and Performance, Global Industrial Hub @ ENGIE

A high level overview from the Top people in European Business on what to watch for in the ...

A high level overview from the Top people in European Business on what to watch for in the coming year, and what to get excited about!

Key takeaways:

  • Hear about the latest innovations on the market and how they are shaping the tech industry
  • Learn which industries are at the cutting edge of different developments
  • Where is the place to be? A Geographical analysis of the tech market
  • Explore what technologies are on the cusp of market disruption
  • Top businesses, individuals and products to watch out for!
 

Tue 26 Nov

09:30 - 10:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

The Two Faces of Tolerance

Evita Stoop

Chief Marketing Officer @ IBM Benelux

The push to drive diversity in organisations has almost never been higher. With quota, campaigns ...

The push to drive diversity in organisations has almost never been higher. With quota, campaigns and trainings we are trying to get managers to hire more women, and get women to be ready for their next boardroom position. In the boardroom these power-women are welcomed! Yes - we find at tolerant culture where we allow different people to sit at the table, to be part of the management team, to have titles such as Partner, Executive or Chief. But is this tolerant culture what we are aiming for? What does it actually mean to be tolerated in a group? What is the sharp edge that you can feel when saying "I tolerate you as part of the team" - whereas "Tolerance" has such a nice feel to it. It is this paradox, this tension, that highlights exactly the difference between just creating a diverse team and truly embracing diverse teams.

  • Diversity is a growth imperative, not a people initiative
  • Just adding women in a team without truly embracing their "different" input can be counter-effective
  • Tolerance is important when striving for inclusivity and equality but can be devastating when pursuing growth when it hinders women to leverage their unique approach or perspective
  • For diversity to flourish - hence for business to Grow - the differences need to be Activated and Celebrated, not Tolerated

Allyship

Diversity Culture

Tue 26 Nov

09:30 - 10:00

The Two Faces of Tolerance

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

Evita Stoop

Chief Marketing Officer @ IBM Benelux

The push to drive diversity in organisations has almost never been higher. With quota, campaigns ...

The push to drive diversity in organisations has almost never been higher. With quota, campaigns and trainings we are trying to get managers to hire more women, and get women to be ready for their next boardroom position. In the boardroom these power-women are welcomed! Yes - we find at tolerant culture where we allow different people to sit at the table, to be part of the management team, to have titles such as Partner, Executive or Chief. But is this tolerant culture what we are aiming for? What does it actually mean to be tolerated in a group? What is the sharp edge that you can feel when saying "I tolerate you as part of the team" - whereas "Tolerance" has such a nice feel to it. It is this paradox, this tension, that highlights exactly the difference between just creating a diverse team and truly embracing diverse teams.

  • Diversity is a growth imperative, not a people initiative
  • Just adding women in a team without truly embracing their "different" input can be counter-effective
  • Tolerance is important when striving for inclusivity and equality but can be devastating when pursuing growth when it hinders women to leverage their unique approach or perspective
  • For diversity to flourish - hence for business to Grow - the differences need to be Activated and Celebrated, not Tolerated

Allyship

Diversity Culture

Allyship

Diversity Culture

 

Tue 26 Nov

10:00 - 10:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

How the Process of Innovation is evolving in a fast-paced world

Irit Hillel

Partner @ HP Tech Ventures

Agnieszka Thonet

HP Labs Alliance Manager @ HP

Simon Shiu

Lab Director @ HP Security Lab

Rob Idink

Managing Director for The Netherlands @ HP

Leaders from HP Labs and Tech Ventures will share their approach to the process of innovation, ...

Leaders from HP Labs and Tech Ventures will share their approach to the process of innovation, the increasing importance of collaboration, and how careers in technology will be impacted in the future.

    Key takeaways:

  • Hear how HP is adapting it’s process of innovation in a world where the pace of change is constantly increasing
  • Why collaboration with external stakeholders is increasingly important in driving innovation
  • Learn about the “Megatrends” - social shifts and technological forces impacting our future
  • Get a perspective how these changes will impact on careers in technology and how HP is responding to these challenges

Tue 26 Nov

10:00 - 10:30

How the Process of Innovation is evolving in a fast-paced world

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

Irit Hillel

Partner @ HP Tech Ventures

Agnieszka Thonet

HP Labs Alliance Manager @ HP

Simon Shiu

Lab Director @ HP Security Lab

Rob Idink

Managing Director for The Netherlands @ HP

Leaders from HP Labs and Tech Ventures will share their approach to the process of innovation, ...

Leaders from HP Labs and Tech Ventures will share their approach to the process of innovation, the increasing importance of collaboration, and how careers in technology will be impacted in the future.

    Key takeaways:

  • Hear how HP is adapting it’s process of innovation in a world where the pace of change is constantly increasing
  • Why collaboration with external stakeholders is increasingly important in driving innovation
  • Learn about the “Megatrends” - social shifts and technological forces impacting our future
  • Get a perspective how these changes will impact on careers in technology and how HP is responding to these challenges
 

Tue 26 Nov

10:30 - 11:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

AstraZenica's Digital Transformation - Disruption is a Relative Term

Ånna Asberg

Global Vice President for R&D @ AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca has embarked on a digital transformation in Global Operations. In the ...

AstraZeneca has embarked on a digital transformation in Global Operations. In the biopharmaceutical industry, with the need to maintain compliance in a highly regulatory industry, digital innovation requires strategic planning and partnership with regulators. Learn how AstraZeneca is managing relationships with regulators and industry partners to increase the level of digital disruption in biopharmaceuticals.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand AstraZeneca’s vision for a digital Factory of the Future
  • Learn about some Proofs of Concept underway in Global Operations
  • Understand the constraints and considerations when deploying digital innovation
  • Learn how AstraZeneca is anticipating and addressing regulators’ questions about the digital frontier
  • Understand other ways AstraZeneca IT is creating digital disruption

Allyship

Recruiting for Diversity

Tue 26 Nov

10:30 - 11:00

AstraZenica's Digital Transformation - Disruption is a Relative Term

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

Ånna Asberg

Global Vice President for R&D @ AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca has embarked on a digital transformation in Global Operations. In the ...

AstraZeneca has embarked on a digital transformation in Global Operations. In the biopharmaceutical industry, with the need to maintain compliance in a highly regulatory industry, digital innovation requires strategic planning and partnership with regulators. Learn how AstraZeneca is managing relationships with regulators and industry partners to increase the level of digital disruption in biopharmaceuticals.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand AstraZeneca’s vision for a digital Factory of the Future
  • Learn about some Proofs of Concept underway in Global Operations
  • Understand the constraints and considerations when deploying digital innovation
  • Learn how AstraZeneca is anticipating and addressing regulators’ questions about the digital frontier
  • Understand other ways AstraZeneca IT is creating digital disruption

Allyship

Recruiting for Diversity

Allyship

Recruiting for Diversity

 

Tue 26 Nov

11:00 - 11:30

Morning coffee & Networking

Tue 26 Nov

11:00 - 11:30

Morning coffee & Networking

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

Cultivate your Career

CHAIR INTRO

Lara Manqui

Founder @ Flourish Empowerment Coaching & Consulting

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

CHAIR INTRO

THEME:

Cultivate your Career

Lara Manqui

Founder @ Flourish Empowerment Coaching & Consulting

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

The Future of Tech

CHAIR INTRO

Jennifer Woodard

Founder and CEO @ Insikt Intelligence

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

CHAIR INTRO

THEME:

The Future of Tech

Jennifer Woodard

Founder and CEO @ Insikt Intelligence

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

2019 Tech-Pulse

CHAIR INTRO

Hannah Johnson

Director Interactive Storytelling @ Demodern Creative Technologies

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

CHAIR INTRO

THEME:

2019 Tech-Pulse

Hannah Johnson

Director Interactive Storytelling @ Demodern Creative Technologies

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

CHAIR INTRO

Rachana Bhide

Organisational Psychologist, Founder and Broadcaster @ Bloomberg

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

CHAIR INTRO

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Rachana Bhide

Organisational Psychologist, Founder and Broadcaster @ Bloomberg

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

Industry Disruption for Better Design, Development and Delivery

CHAIR INTRO

Kate Adams

Director @ Nesta Challenges

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

CHAIR INTRO

THEME:

Industry Disruption for Better Design, Development and Delivery

Kate Adams

Director @ Nesta Challenges

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

Diversity, Inclusion and You!

CHAIR INTRO

Jenna Griffin

Policy Programmes Manager @ BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

CHAIR INTRO

THEME:

Diversity, Inclusion and You!

Jenna Griffin

Policy Programmes Manager @ BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

Start-Up Central

CHAIR INTRO

Fiona McFarlane

Head of Digital @ DisruptionBanking

Tue 26 Nov

11:25 - 11:30

CHAIR INTRO

THEME:

Start-Up Central

Fiona McFarlane

Head of Digital @ DisruptionBanking

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid Level

and above

THEME:

Cultivate your Career

Finding 'The One' - Your Ideal Mentor

Francesca Hampton

CFO @ Cynergy Bank

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that ...

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that would otherwise be closed, and their experiences can save you from suffering from the same mistakes they've already made. Understand how to recognise what makes a great mentor, and how to approach them.

Key takeaways include:

  • Recognise what makes a great mentor, and how to approach them
  • Understand what you want from a mentor
  • Pinpoint how a mentor can help you develop, and how to maximise value
  • Explore the best methods of finding a local mentor
  • Examine what a mentor is looking for, and what is in it for them

Mentorship

Personal Development and Career Planning

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

Finding 'The One' - Your Ideal Mentor

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid Level

and above

THEME:

Cultivate your Career

Francesca Hampton

CFO @ Cynergy Bank

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that ...

Great mentors can have an enormous impact on your career. Their connections can open doors that would otherwise be closed, and their experiences can save you from suffering from the same mistakes they've already made. Understand how to recognise what makes a great mentor, and how to approach them.

Key takeaways include:

  • Recognise what makes a great mentor, and how to approach them
  • Understand what you want from a mentor
  • Pinpoint how a mentor can help you develop, and how to maximise value
  • Explore the best methods of finding a local mentor
  • Examine what a mentor is looking for, and what is in it for them

Mentorship

Personal Development and Career Planning

Mentorship

Personal Development and Career Planning

 

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Senior & Strategic

and above

THEME:

The Future of Tech

Do I need a Data Scientist?

Frida Nellros

Head of Connected Intelligence @ Scania CV AB

with Data being a buzzword across the world of tech, what can data science do for your business? ...

with Data being a buzzword across the world of tech, what can data science do for your business? This session outlines the capabilities of employing a data scientist - whilst also explaining what data science doesn't cover!

Key takeaways include:

  • Identify the business drivers that indicate a data scientist may be for you
  • Understand that a data scientist is different to analysts who have learned Python or R
  • Dos and Don'ts when hiring a Data Scientist
  • Develop a plan: what do we want to do with our data?
  • Explore the capabilities and limitations, and what you need to be prepared to invest to properly utilise your data scientist

Big Data and Analytics

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

Do I need a Data Scientist?

SUITABLE FOR:

Senior & Strategic

and above

THEME:

The Future of Tech

Frida Nellros

Head of Connected Intelligence @ Scania CV AB

with Data being a buzzword across the world of tech, what can data science do for your business? ...

with Data being a buzzword across the world of tech, what can data science do for your business? This session outlines the capabilities of employing a data scientist - whilst also explaining what data science doesn't cover!

Key takeaways include:

  • Identify the business drivers that indicate a data scientist may be for you
  • Understand that a data scientist is different to analysts who have learned Python or R
  • Dos and Don'ts when hiring a Data Scientist
  • Develop a plan: what do we want to do with our data?
  • Explore the capabilities and limitations, and what you need to be prepared to invest to properly utilise your data scientist

Big Data and Analytics

Big Data and Analytics

 

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

THEME:

2019 Tech-Pulse

For a Better World: How Digital Technologies Enable Sustainable Supply Chains

Anubhuti Shah

Senior Strategy Expert, Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain @ SAP

The World Economic Forum states that by 2050 oceans will hold more plastics than fish and ...

The World Economic Forum states that by 2050 oceans will hold more plastics than fish and numerous research institutions project that at least 1 out of 10 people will suffer from death caused by pollution-related diseases. What caused these developments and how can we avoid further harm? How is sustainability correlated to the degree of digital connectivity of supply chains? This session explores these questions and how technologies such as blockchain and machine learning enable businesses to build intelligent applications creating more sustainable supply chains.

Key takeaways include:

  • Throw away” society and overuse of resources take its toll
  • Need to decouple continuous value creation from primary resource consumption
  • Reduce waste and transition to more circular economic models
  • Implement supply chains fostering sustainable businesses
  • Digital technologies enable a more sustainable world

Automation

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

For a Better World: How Digital Technologies Enable Sustainable Supply Chains

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

THEME:

2019 Tech-Pulse

Anubhuti Shah

Senior Strategy Expert, Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain @ SAP

The World Economic Forum states that by 2050 oceans will hold more plastics than fish and ...

The World Economic Forum states that by 2050 oceans will hold more plastics than fish and numerous research institutions project that at least 1 out of 10 people will suffer from death caused by pollution-related diseases. What caused these developments and how can we avoid further harm? How is sustainability correlated to the degree of digital connectivity of supply chains? This session explores these questions and how technologies such as blockchain and machine learning enable businesses to build intelligent applications creating more sustainable supply chains.

Key takeaways include:

  • Throw away” society and overuse of resources take its toll
  • Need to decouple continuous value creation from primary resource consumption
  • Reduce waste and transition to more circular economic models
  • Implement supply chains fostering sustainable businesses
  • Digital technologies enable a more sustainable world

Automation

Automation

 

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Senior & Strategic

and above

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Future Proofing your Workforce in the Tech Talent Ecosystem

Bhawna Paul

Head of IT Strategy @ Boehringer Ingelheim

Technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever before - ensuring that your workforce are up ...

Technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever before - ensuring that your workforce are up to date with incoming tech principles, skills and capabilities, whilst ensuring employees are at the top of their game and progressing in their role!

Key takeaways include:

  • The importance of engagement regarding personal development with your workforce - knowing their dreams, aspirations and how to get them there
  • Understanding new market trends; seeing the jobs market as an ecosystem
  • The role of upskilling in keeping employees engaged and relevant for you and your company

Recruiting for Diversity

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

Future Proofing your Workforce in the Tech Talent Ecosystem

SUITABLE FOR:

Senior & Strategic

and above

THEME:

The Evolution of Work

Bhawna Paul

Head of IT Strategy @ Boehringer Ingelheim

Technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever before - ensuring that your workforce are up ...

Technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever before - ensuring that your workforce are up to date with incoming tech principles, skills and capabilities, whilst ensuring employees are at the top of their game and progressing in their role!

Key takeaways include:

  • The importance of engagement regarding personal development with your workforce - knowing their dreams, aspirations and how to get them there
  • Understanding new market trends; seeing the jobs market as an ecosystem
  • The role of upskilling in keeping employees engaged and relevant for you and your company

Recruiting for Diversity

Recruiting for Diversity

 

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

THEME:

Industry Disruption for Better Design, Development and Delivery

Urban Mobility, Transportation and Expanding Tech Infrastructure to Fit User Requirements

Dr. Demet Karaali

CIO @ Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans Turkey

Transportation has entered a new revolution, with smartphones making the basis of infrastructure ...

Transportation has entered a new revolution, with smartphones making the basis of infrastructure for disruptive cloud based personal mobility services. Along with Big Data, how is mobility changing to suit the user, and what is the tech impact?

Key takeaways include:

  • Hearing about the different innovations being made across urban mobility - from ride sharing service to air taxis!
  • Identifying the pressures to grow infrastructure networks that can accommodate the demands from the user
  • Hear about the latest developments and how innovators are making money by putting the human at the centre of their mobility solutions

Big Data and Analytics

UX/UI

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

Urban Mobility, Transportation and Expanding Tech Infrastructure to Fit User Requirements

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

THEME:

Industry Disruption for Better Design, Development and Delivery

Dr. Demet Karaali

CIO @ Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans Turkey

Transportation has entered a new revolution, with smartphones making the basis of infrastructure ...

Transportation has entered a new revolution, with smartphones making the basis of infrastructure for disruptive cloud based personal mobility services. Along with Big Data, how is mobility changing to suit the user, and what is the tech impact?

Key takeaways include:

  • Hearing about the different innovations being made across urban mobility - from ride sharing service to air taxis!
  • Identifying the pressures to grow infrastructure networks that can accommodate the demands from the user
  • Hear about the latest developments and how innovators are making money by putting the human at the centre of their mobility solutions

Big Data and Analytics

UX/UI

Big Data and Analytics

UX/UI

 

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

THEME:

Diversity, Inclusion and You!

Fireside Chat: How far has the Tech and Financial Sectors come in D&I in the Last 10 Years?

Helen Ng

Vice President Financial Institutions Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory @ Citibank

Rose Beaumont

Senior Vice President, Business Enablement and Communications @ Mastercard

With multiple technology companies publicly declaring their commitment to D&I, how is this being ...

With multiple technology companies publicly declaring their commitment to D&I, how is this being practically implemented, and is it making a difference to the employees?

Key takeaways:

  • Exploring the difference between a D&I programme in principle, and one in practice
  • Examining how to address D&I fatigue
  • Understanding the nuts and bolts of a D&I programme that works
  • How to measure the impact to your company and your employees

Recruiting for Diversity

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

Fireside Chat: How far has the Tech and Financial Sectors come in D&I in the Last 10 Years?

SUITABLE FOR:

Everyone

THEME:

Diversity, Inclusion and You!

Helen Ng

Vice President Financial Institutions Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory @ Citibank

Rose Beaumont

Senior Vice President, Business Enablement and Communications @ Mastercard

With multiple technology companies publicly declaring their commitment to D&I, how is this being ...

With multiple technology companies publicly declaring their commitment to D&I, how is this being practically implemented, and is it making a difference to the employees?

Key takeaways:

  • Exploring the difference between a D&I programme in principle, and one in practice
  • Examining how to address D&I fatigue
  • Understanding the nuts and bolts of a D&I programme that works
  • How to measure the impact to your company and your employees

Recruiting for Diversity

Recruiting for Diversity

 

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Founders & Entrepreneurs

and above

THEME:

Start-Up Central

Interview: Demystifying How to Successfully Fund Your Startup

Diana Paredes

CEO and Co-Founder @ Suade

Getting a company off the ground is an uphill battle, but tech-oriented projects can carry added ...

Getting a company off the ground is an uphill battle, but tech-oriented projects can carry added expenses with hardware needs, software licensing, and the average salaries of STEM professionals. Funding these startups can be a challenge, especially early on before any investment or revenue, so making the right choices early is important.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the dynamics of the different funding routes for start-ups
  • Explore all of the costs you should expect in your first year
  • Analyse how founders can retain control whilst collaborating with funding partners and driving growth
  • Review the process of troubleshooting methods and how to build a back-up plan
  • Learn from real life examples, and ensure not to make the same mistakes as those before you!

Risk Management

Funding

Tue 26 Nov

11:30 - 12:00

Interview: Demystifying How to Successfully Fund Your Startup

SUITABLE FOR:

Founders & Entrepreneurs

and above

THEME:

Start-Up Central

Diana Paredes

CEO and Co-Founder @ Suade