Women in Technology London 2019

 

Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference 2018

25-26 June 2019
ExCeL London

 

Topics include:

Morning plenary session details coming soon

Tue 25 June
11:15

Morning coffee & Networking

Tue 25 June
11:45

Suitable for all

Blockchain: Coming to an Industry Near You Soon!

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

Blockchain

Tue 25 June
11:45

Suitable for all

The Future of Cloud and Its Impact on Future Business Strategies

Cloud

Business Strategy

Tech Advanced

A controversial statement, but one intended to challenge the real reasons as to why we are struggling still with gender diversity in tech. Let’s discuss what a good coder needs to be in 2019, where will this talent that’s needed come from, and what strengths can we ALL bring in terms of coding requirements for the future? Clearly, men cannot be said to be better at coding just because they are men. Code written by women garners higher ratings on GitHub for example than that written by their male colleagues, so why is gender diversity still an issue in 2019?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Coding,Gender” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
11:45

Suitable for all

“Are Men Better Than Women at Coding?”

Coding

Gender

A controversial statement, but one intended to challenge the real reasons as to why we are struggling still with gender diversity in tech. Let’s discuss what a good coder needs to be in 2019, where will this talent that’s needed come from, and what strengths can we ALL bring in terms of coding requirements for the future? Clearly, men cannot be said to be better at coding just because they are men. Code written by women garners higher ratings on GitHub for example than that written by their male colleagues, so why is gender diversity still an issue in 2019?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Coding,Gender” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
11:45

Suitable for all

The State of D&I In Tech: How Far Have We Come in the Last Decade?

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
11:45

Mid-Management

and above

Finding Your Ideal Mentor – What You Need To Know

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
11:45

Suitable for all

Do We Need To Fear The Future Workplace?

Business Strategy

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
12:15

Suitable for all

AI & Machine Learning Demystified – A Simple Introduction

Tech 101

Founders & Entrepreneurs

AI

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Cognitive Technologies

Tue 25 June
12:15

Suitable for all

Why Chat Bots Are the Future of Communicaton

Cognitive Technologies

AI

Tech 101

Tue 25 June
12:15

Delegates Decide Session

Tue 25 June
12:15

Suitable for all

Is There a Gender Pay Gap in the Tech Sector?

Pay Gaps

Gender

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
12:15

Suitable for all

How to Start a Career in AI and Machine Learning?

AI

Machine Learning

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
12:15

Suitable for all

What’s Next For Agile?

Agile

DevOps

Business Strategy

Tech Advanced

Tue 25 June
12:45

Mid-Management

and above

Ten Ways AI Will Affect You and Your Business in 2019 – What Does AI Mean Right Now?

AI

Machine Learning

Business Strategy

Cognitive Technologies

Tue 25 June
12:45

Suitable for all

How AI Will Affect Business in the Next Decade?

AI

Cognitive Technologies

Tech 101

Business Strategy

In an industry that favours youth over experience, is there an unspoken age-cap in place which once you hit means the end? And how ‘old’ is too old, especially in a society where we are increasingly working longer before retiring? One thing is certain: Widespread age discrimination is affecting many of us working or seeking to work in the IT industry, but will this modern-day age ultimately result in the death of innovation and development?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Ageism,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
12:45

Suitable for all

“How Old is Too Old to Work in the Tech-Sector?”

Ageism

Business Strategy

In an industry that favours youth over experience, is there an unspoken age-cap in place which once you hit means the end? And how ‘old’ is too old, especially in a society where we are increasingly working longer before retiring? One thing is certain: Widespread age discrimination is affecting many of us working or seeking to work in the IT industry, but will this modern-day age ultimately result in the death of innovation and development?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Ageism,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
12:45

Mid-Management

and above

Ageism: The Hidden Inclusion Issue in the Tech Sector

Ageism

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
12:45

Mid-Management

and above

How To Stay Relevant During A Career Break?

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
12:45

Mid-Management

and above

Strategies For Building Cool Products – How To Build and Structure Teams For Hypergrowth?

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
13:15

Lunch

Tue 25 June
14:15

Suitable for all

The 2019 Security Threat Landscape

Business Strategy

Security

Tue 25 June
14:15

Suitable for all

From RPA to Intelligent Automation

Cognitive Technologies

Tech 101

Tue 25 June
14:15

Delegates Decide Session

Tue 25 June
14:15

Suitable for all

How Big is the Tech Sector Ethnic Pay Gap?

Pay Gaps

Ethnicity

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
14:15

Suitable for all

Ten Ways To Get Your Colleagues To Work With You Better

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
14:15

Senior Management & Leadership

and above

The Role of Intellectual Property in Innovation

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
14:45

Senior Management & Leadership

and above

The Top Business Applications for Natural Language Processing in 2019

Cognitive Technologies

Machine Learning

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
14:45

Suitable for all

What Does Cybersecurity Look Like 10 Years From Now?

Security

AI

Machine Learning

Tech 101

Implementing mandatory diversity quotas has long been put forward as a solution for improved D&I, but it is by no means a perfect answer. Whilst it’s true that D&I Quotas are a quick way to get D&I into tech roles, some fear that people will not believe these D&I hires get these jobs based on their abilities. So, should we take the wins of an imperfect system if its increasing diversity and inclusion, should we abandon quotas all together, or we should we push for stricter quota implementation where we would see all women/all black etc recruitment mandates?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”D&I Quotas,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
14:45

Suitable for all

“D&I Quotas – Do They Help or Actually Hinder?”

D&I Quotas

Business Strategy

Implementing mandatory diversity quotas has long been put forward as a solution for improved D&I, but it is by no means a perfect answer. Whilst it’s true that D&I Quotas are a quick way to get D&I into tech roles, some fear that people will not believe these D&I hires get these jobs based on their abilities. So, should we take the wins of an imperfect system if its increasing diversity and inclusion, should we abandon quotas all together, or we should we push for stricter quota implementation where we would see all women/all black etc recruitment mandates?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”D&I Quotas,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
14:45

Mid-Management

and above

Tackling Unconscious Bias in Tech

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
14:45

Suitable for all

The Pros and Cons of Moving Laterally Than Vertically

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
14:45

Suitable for all

How Is Technology Transforming The Recruitment Processes in The Tech Sector?

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
15:15

Mid-Management

and above

Virtualisaton in 2019 – Moving to Software-Defined-Everything!

Tech Advanced

Tue 25 June
15:15

Suitable for all

Is There A Future For DevOps?

DevOps

Agile

Cloud

Tech 101

Tue 25 June
15:15

Delegates Decide Session

Tue 25 June
15:15

Suitable for all

How Big is the Tech-Sector Disability Pay Gap?

Pay Gaps

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
15:15

Suitable for all

Demystifying Having It All – Is Work/Life Balance Simply A Myth?

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
15:15

Mid-Management

and above

What Does The Evolution of Work Look Like For SMEs?

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
15:45

Afternoon Coffee

Tue 25 June
16:15

Suitable for all

The Container Landscape in 2019

Cloud

Tech Advanced

Tue 25 June
16:15

Suitable for all

What Can 5G Do For The World?

Tech 101

Business Strategy

VR/AR

‘BAME’ is not a new term, it’s been around since the 1970’s, but does anyone in real life ever refer to themselves in this way? Should we be using labels at all? Is to do so itself patronising and potentially insulting? Does the BAME label ultimately help or hinder when we all want to be recognised as individuals?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Ethnicity,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
16:15

Suitable for all

“BAME – Should it be Ditched as a Term for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic People?”

Ethnicity

Business Strategy

‘BAME’ is not a new term, it’s been around since the 1970’s, but does anyone in real life ever refer to themselves in this way? Should we be using labels at all? Is to do so itself patronising and potentially insulting? Does the BAME label ultimately help or hinder when we all want to be recognised as individuals?” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Ethnicity,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
16:15

Mid-Management

and above

Diversity & Inclusion Quotas – Help or Hinderance?

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
16:15

Mid-Management

and above

Tips and Tricks For Securing Your Seat At The Leadership Table

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
16:15

Mid-Management

and above

Future of Work Strategies For Retaining Top Talent

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
16:45

Suitable for all

2019 Coding Trends to Watch

Coding

Tech Advanced

Tue 25 June
16:45

Suitable for all

UI of the Future – Conversational Interfaces

UI/UX

Tech Advanced

Tue 25 June
16:45

Delegates Decide Session

Tue 25 June
16:45

Mid-Management

and above

Why You Should Be Hiring With Neurodiveristy Front of Mind!

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
16:45

Senior Management & Leadership

and above

How To Become A Non-Executive Director?

Professional Development

Tue 25 June
16:45

Mid-Management

and above

How To Avoid Unconscious Bias in Your Job Specs?

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
17:15

Suitable for all

Tips and Tricks for Debiasing Algorithmic-Based Business Decision-Making

Cognitive Technologies

Big Data

Tue 25 June
17:15

Suitable for all

How Will Coding Be Relevant in the Future?

Coding

AI

Tech 101

We often hear said to us, “just be yourself”- but in a work environment is that ever truly possible? Further, is it wise to “just be yourself” in an increasingly competitive and hard-fought industry such as the IT industry? It sounds like an amazing thing to do, but what does it really mean? What if someone is a rude to other people? Is it okay for them to just be themselves and go on being rude to everyone? How about people who are fearful of being around others, or those more introverted/extroverted? What if being yourself doesn’t fit with that company’s corporate culture? It’s time to examine what’s possible, what’s advisable and where the truth ultimately lies.” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Professional Development,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
17:15

Suitable for all

“Can We Ever Truly Be Ourselves At Work?”

Professional Development

Business Strategy

We often hear said to us, “just be yourself”- but in a work environment is that ever truly possible? Further, is it wise to “just be yourself” in an increasingly competitive and hard-fought industry such as the IT industry? It sounds like an amazing thing to do, but what does it really mean? What if someone is a rude to other people? Is it okay for them to just be themselves and go on being rude to everyone? How about people who are fearful of being around others, or those more introverted/extroverted? What if being yourself doesn’t fit with that company’s corporate culture? It’s time to examine what’s possible, what’s advisable and where the truth ultimately lies.” data-short-description=”” data-room=”” data-tags=”Professional Development,Business Strategy” data-speakers=””>

Tue 25 June
17:15

Suitable for all

10 Ways Diversity & inclusion Makes An Active Difference in Tech!

Professional Development

Business Strategy

Tue 25 June
17:15

Suitable for all

The 10 Things You Should be Doing in 2019 To Advance Your Tech Career

Professional Development