Panel: Connecting For A Better Future

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Session Overview

Organisations play a big role in society and technology is often crucial to their impact. In this session, you will learn about how innovative technology is transforming the way businesses are operating, ways that technology can be used to drive sustainability and inclusion, and all about the importance of embedding purpose at the heart of an organisation.

Join our panellists of digital leaders from Vodafone UK to hear a discussion on a range of topics that are shaping the future.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Innovative Tech: Discover how cutting-edge technology can be harnessed to propel customer experience to new heights
  • Visionary Leadership: Learn to ignite your team’s passion and purpose, inspiring them to achieve extraordinary results
  • Digital Inclusion: Explore strategies for ensuring that no one is left behind in the digital revolution, fostering inclusivity for all

This session is for you if…you are interested in leadership and how technology is transforming large companies.

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11:35am
Panel Discussion

Leadership For The New Era: Agility, AI And Beyond

60 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • AI/ML
  • Leadership

In today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape, leadership must adapt to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new era. Join us in this insightful session as we delve into the core principles of effective leadership, enriched by agility and powered by artificial intelligence.

Discover how leading-edge organisations are harnessing AI to drive innovation, enhance decision-making, and foster collaboration. Explore strategies to develop agile leadership skills, enabling you to navigate complex, ever-changing environments with confidence.

Our expert speakers will share real-world examples, practical insights, and forward-thinking approaches that empower leaders to thrive in the dynamic world of technology. Whether you’re an established leader or an aspiring one, this session will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to excel in the tech-driven landscape of tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your leadership potential and shape the future of tech.

12:45pm
Presentation

Driving Positive Change In A World Of Data, Analytics & Gen AI

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • AI/ML
  • Data
  • Software & Development

How can AI be leveraged to change the way we live and work? How can Data and AI be used to improve lives – from healthcare to sport – as well as for those of us who are neurodiverse?

Join us at this session, as we embark on an inspiring journey into the heart of data and analytics, exploring the boundless possibilities of placing data at the centre of business and the use of techniques such as generative AI. In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed, women are at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and driving positive change.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The role women have played, and will continue to play, in Analytics, AI and driving positive change
  • How AI will play a critical role in enhancing all of our decision making as we move forward, changing the way we live and work
  • How we can inspire the next generation through sport and technology

This session is for you if…you are a seasoned data scientist, a forward-thinking AI enthusiast or simply curious about the future of IT. This session is your opportunity to see what Oracle are bringing to the community, market and enabling businesses for the future.

2:15pm
Presentation

Data Mesh In Action: Transforming Data Operations

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • Data
  • Digital Transformation

Data Mesh is not a technology or service that you can buy from a SaaS company – it’s a company-wide understanding that Data is produced a certain way, presented a certain way and maintained a certain way. You can’t scale properly if you’re not data driven and you can’t be data driven if every team is doing their own thing when it comes to data.

Over the past few years, loveholidays has been working hard to implement Data Mesh to dramatically improve company-wide data utilisation and increase trust in data. This has involved thoroughly interrogating what makes an enduringly insightful Data Product and has shined a light on what we needed to change, what we’ve done well and where we’d like to go.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What does Data Mesh @ loveholidays looks like?
  • What hiccups have we experienced so far?
  • What’s next?

This session is for you if…you’re someone who wants to better understand how a rapidly growing company is adopting a radical data approach to make decision making faster and more accurate.

11:30am
Workshop

Helping To Shape The Future Of Work From The Ground Up

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce

For certain, businesses need to open to thoughtful feedback that can help them shift the dial on how they show up as an employer. But how does a business build conviction to keep something top of the agenda when there are so many other political, environmental, financial and social challenges? Listening to the voice of their employees has never been more vital. But how do you surface the vital 2-3 things your people want from you and ensure you respond in a way that talks to what people need from a gender, generational, geographical or cultural perspective.

In this session, Pam will share what needs are trending against these classifications and pose questions to each of us about how we need to show up to make our employers better.

We cannot sit in an organisation and expect it to change to fit our needs. We must be active in shaping what employers listen to and participate in a way that ensures they prioritise designing the work environment to allow everyone to Thrive.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What each gender, generation and geographical location is asking their employers to focus on from a learning and growth perspective
  • Where employers spend their learning budgets and what needs to change to better democratise access to learning that facilitates real career progression
  • Moving from spectator to player – how do you take more control of your career

This session is for you if…

  • You want to learn if how you are feeling matches that of others that you most identify with
  • You want to generate ideas on how to exert more influence and control on your career
  • You want to learn why AI must sit as part of the user experience if work life is ever to catch up with your demands
4:35pm
Presentation

Sustainability In Tech: Why It Matters, How To Develop It, And Why Women Will Lead It

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Data
  • ESG & Sustainability
  • Workforce

Today’s evolving workplace faces many challenges – global talent scarcity, up/re/new skilling, quiet quitting, new ways of working and so much more. Added to that climate change and sustainability urgency.

With an estimated 24 million net new jobs worldwide being created by the green economy by 2030, green skills are essential to the transition towards a green economy, (Intl Labour Org). Yet the global shortage of skilled professionals continues across industries where the demand for technical & sustainable skills outpaces the availability of required skills.

The world’s sustainability transformation calls not only for a new generation of technology but a new generation of technology professionals. Data and Digital knowledge and skills are at the very foundation of the future workforce.

In this talk, you will understand why tech professionals – especially women in tech – have a central role in the evolving workplace.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How the urgency of climate change and sustainability is creating a skills gap
  • Moving towards a sustainable workforce
  • What a sustainable workforce looks like
  • Why data and digital skills are 2 of the top priority skills for the new workforce
  • Preparing for the new workplace – for yourself, your team, your organisation
  • How women are leading in the sustainable tech
  • Practical examples of green tech, sustainable solutions, and tech skills coming together to create a more sustainable environment.
11:30am
Workshop

Do You Need To Be A Data Scientist To Be Data Literate?

90 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Premium Only

Data is at the heart of everything we do, and every business decision we make, but what does data literacy mean? Join Digdata and Lloyds banking group’s interactive workshop where you will develop data literacy skills, solve a business problem, and build your confidence in talking about data!

This 90-minute session will not disappoint! This session will make you evaluate the questions you ask, the data you need to use to reach the business outcome you are looking for.

This session is for you if…you are keen to learn more about how developing your problem solving and data literacy can help accelerate your career register to attend.

What will you need?

  • Laptop
  • Excel & PowerPoint
3:30pm
Presentation

What High Performing Teams Do Differently

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Leadership
  • Workforce

5 strategies women leaders in tech can implement in the next 90 days to transform their teams into a collaborative innovation engine for growth.

Leading a team has never been as complex: The hybrid work setup, generational and cultural differences, language barriers, evolving technologies, quiet quitting, and a heightened emphasis on employee wellbeing and productivity are just some of the myriad factors that are putting considerable pressure on managers today.

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Why your ability to build trust quickly is your key differentiating factor to success in today’s complex business environment
  • 5 simple, low-cost, easy-to-implement strategies to increase your team’s performance in the next 90 days
  • 6 elements that must be part of every single team charter to create a sense of purpose and belonging, and drive innovation and collaboration in your team

This sessions is for you if…

  • You have created a new business- critical team and need to maximise team effectiveness straight out of the gate
  • You have recently been promoted to lead a team and want to be the best boss to work for right from the start
  • Your team is missing its targets because of internal conflict and miscommunications, and you need to turn them around asap
2:15pm
Presentation

But Will It Scale? How To Build Trust In A Distributed Team

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Leadership
Discover how trust is a key driver in efficient communication, collaboration, and a sense of ownership, significantly boosting team productivity. We will also delve into the importance of trust in fostering a supportive and inclusive remote work environment. Pick up insights and strategies to build and maintain trust in distributed teams, ensuring operational efficiency and a positive, connected workplace community.
The Why: For many of us, the new frontier will be leading a portfolio team that accelerates capabilities through acquisition. And if there is one thing you can bet on, the magic box your CEO bought won’t come with instructions. You will only be able to plug it in if you retain the talent that built it. This half-hour session explores building trust in a distributed team.
Session Key Takeaways:
  • How to scale your culture
  • How to scale your community
  • How to build connections
This session is for you if…you are a technical leader in an enterprise tech organisation or scale-up.
4:35pm
Presentation

Beyond The Glass Ceiling: Empowering Women in Leadership For A Better Tomorrow

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Career Development
  • Leadership

Achieving true diversity at the top is both complex and complicated, but it’s the only way forward. We are all responsible for ensuring gender balance at a leadership level. This talk provides a candid personal overview of key barriers to more women in leadership, and offers strategies to overcome those barriers towards building the career you want.

The Why: Because despite the progress being made towards gender balance in traditionally male-dominated sectors, still not enough women progress into senior and executive leadership positions. Surfacing and discussing key barriers to progression and support strategies is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic step towards building a resilient and successful society in the long term.

Session Key Takeaways:

Understanding some of the key barriers to progression and hands-on strategies for an effective career progression in a balanced way.

This session is for you if…you are an executive leader, want to be an executive leader or have reached a glass ceiling at the current stage of your career.

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