The New Frontier: Harnessing Tech and Innovation for a Brighter, Sustainable Future

12:45pm

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Session Overview

  • Learn about the megatrends driving ESG reform, and the role that innovation and technology plays in helping CPGs and retailers transition to a net zero economy.
  • Get a sneak peek into True’s unparalleled vantage point as an operator, investor and advisor, marrying emerging technologies with industry priorities on sustainability and ESG.
  • Explore the investment landscape on climate tech, including tangible examples of technology driving ESG reform within the consumer industry.
  • Understand the hacks to creating a bespoke ESG innovation strategy to accelerate your sustainability ambitions, in a world with increasing regulatory requirements and consumer demands relating to ESG
 The Why:
  • Undeniably, sustainability/ESG is the biggest structural trend facing any consumer and retail corporate. This doesn’t look to slow down any time soon, what with a rise in incoming regulation, the imperative to act imminently and changing consumer expectations from businesses and brands.
  • To meet the demands of a rapidly changing world, innovation is imperative, but it is difficult to formulate, pinpoint value, and execute well.
  • Being proactive about what trends, emerging technologies and changing consumer behaviours mean for your business, and how to execute effectively, is core to being successful in this space.
Session Key Takeaways:
  • The role of innovation and technology in driving sustainability strategy
  • A case study from the fashion industry: tackling returns with technology
  • How to marry emerging startup technologies and corporate industry priorities on sustainability, using investment and innovation as a catalyst for impact
This session is for you if…
  • You know there’s a tonne of regulatory change on sustainability coming, but fear you won’t get there fast enough
  • You are curious about and excited by the potential of new technologies in driving an organisation’s sustainability agenda forwards, but unsure about how to get there
  • You’re interested to know how to deliver innovation practically within a large organisation

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  • Track - Workshop
  • Data & Analytics
  • HR/DEI
  • Premium Only
  • Product
  • Sarah Persov

    Engineering Team Lead

    Dojo

Dive deep into the world of Inclusive Technical Design in this transformative workshop. As the tech landscape evolves, it’s paramount that our designs and practices embrace and reflect the diverse tapestry of experiences and identities. This session will guide you through actionable strategies to weave inclusivity into every layer of your technical projects and team dynamics.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Foundational Understanding: Grasp the nuances of how diverse experiences and identities shape technical design
  • Practical Strategies: Acquire hands-on techniques to embed inclusivity within your design processes
  • Elevated Team Practices: Learn actionable insights to foster a culture of inclusivity within your team dynamics
  • Real-world Applications: Case studies highlighting successful inclusive technical designs and their impactful outcomes
11:35am
Presentation

Managing Conflicting Priorities In Today’s Workforce

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Data & Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • ESG & Sustainability
  • Dax Grant

    Infrastructure and Operations

    CFC

The interconnected nature of today’s society requires excellent in identifying priorities and managing perceived conflicts. In recognising a congruent world, the importance for organisations and leaders to bring together joint priorities and speed of delivery in establishing and growing market leading businesses. Whilst relevant in all industries this is particularly evident in the fintech space.

Market leading businesses understand their purpose and prioritise with tremendous accuracy and pace. Why now? Today’s interconnected world is accelerating the pace of conversation and top quartile organizations must own their space with precision and impeccable prioritization of action.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Know your business, your business model and create and nurture the prioritisation conversation
  • Equip your people to prioritise with precision and pace
  • Focus on the system of prioritisation decision rather than a single decision point

This session is for you if...you want to lead your business with leadership clarity, building your leadership team competency and seize the market and societal advantage.

11:35am
Panel Discussion

Simplification & Innovation: How IT leaders Are Achieving Both In A Complex World

60 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • AI/ML
  • Digital Transformation
  • Workforce
  • Clare Hickie

    Chief Technology Officer

    Workday

  • Amanda Murphy

    Head of IT

    AstraZeneca

  • Pam Linton

    Group ERP Director

    Sky

With the opportunity to enhance operational efficiency and increase the digital acceleration of the business, IT leaders find themselves at the intersection of enabling positive organisational change. However, the pressure to optimise costs, manage multiple applications, and capitalise on a rapidly changing technology environment fuels the complexity challenge. Join Workday and experts from AstraZeneca and Sky to hear how IT leaders are taking steps to simplify and release innovation, while also fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Optimising Amidst Complexity: Learn strategies IT leaders employ to manage costs and streamline multiple applications without compromising on performance in a dynamic business environment
  • Harnessing New Innovations Potential: Delve into how top industry players are adapting to and capitalising on the evolving technology landscape, ensuring their organisations stay at the forefront of innovation
  • Balancing Simplification with Progress: Discover the art of marrying simplification with forward-thinking innovations, ensuring both operational efficiency and cutting-edge advancements coexist in the IT realm
12:45pm
Presentation

Triad Of Resilience: Cyber, Operational & Personal: A Holistic Approach

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Transformation
  • Leadership
  • Sarah Self

    Chief Information Security Officer

    Aviva UK

Resilience is more than bounce-back ability, during this session we will look at what resilience is, how it is relevant to everything we do & how to build resilience so you can anticipate, prevent, adapt, respond to, recover, and learn from incidents and disruption.

In an era where disruptions are frequent and technology is at the heart of operations, resilience becomes paramount. Join Sarah as she navigates the intertwined realms of cyber, operational, and personal resilience, drawing from experience at the helm of tech leadership. Attendees will be taken on a transformative journey that goes beyond just the bits and bytes, delving into the heart of sustainable tech and human-centric resilience strategies

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Cyber Resilience: Understand the latest strategies to protect and recover digital assets, ensuring the continuity of business operations even in the face of sophisticated cyber threats.
  • Operational Resilience: Dive into robust frameworks that empower organisations to anticipate, prevent, adapt, respond to, recover, and learn from operational disruptions.
  • Personal Resilience: In a sector notorious for burnouts and rapid changes, explore tactics and mindfulness practices that fortify mental well-being, fostering a resilient mindset in tech professionals.
  • Managing the Triad: Learn how to weave together cyber, operational, and personal resilience, creating a comprehensive toolkit that not only safeguards the business but also nurtures its most important asset – its people.
2:15pm
Presentation

Mastering Middle Management: Strategic Skills For Success

30 mins
  • Track - FinTech
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Danielle Battleson-Porterfield

    Executive Director – CX Lead - Banking

    Chase

  • Arpita Bhayani

    Executive Director - Director of Software Engineering

    Chase

  • Mel Good

    Executive Director - Sr Director of Software Engineering

    Chase

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Join us for an enlightening session on mastering the art of middle management. Explore the strategic skills and insights that are essential for success in this critical role. From effective team leadership to navigating complex organisational challenges, this session will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to excel. Learn from experienced middle managers who have successfully navigated their careers and gain valuable insights that will empower you to make a significant impact in your organisation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a standout middle manager and drive your team to new heights.

The Why: Mid level management career  path where we see many women fall of – how they can grow instead , some practical tips we have learnt  ourselves.
Session Key Takeaways:
  • umbrellas
  • mentors
  • C. I. N.S.C
This session is for you if…you are a middle manager now how do you balance it all?
3:30pm
Presentation

So What Does A Product Manager Do, Exactly?

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Product
  • Maya Kaczorowski

    Head of Product

    Tailscale

You might have experience working on a product in some capacity, and with a product manager… but what do they do, exactly? The life of a product manager isn’t all glamorous strategy documents and customer meetings. (It’s also spreadsheets… a lot of spreadsheets.)

Discover what the responsibilities of a product manager are, and what the typical day to day looks like. We’ll delve into what a typical product needs to bridge the gap between customer needs and engineering solutions. We’ll talk through real-world anecdotes on what that looks like in practice.

We’ll also talk about how to work well across functions in a traditional engineering organisation, to get product and engineering — but also design, support, research, marketing, and sales — all working together for the same customer goal. Lastly, we’ll discuss how to decide whether a career in product management aligns with your passions and ambitions. Whether you’re an industry veteran or a newcomer, you’ll come away with a better sense of how to work as or with a product manager.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • A product manager’s role is not to ship products, but to unblock customers. You don’t always need to ship a product to meet customers’ needs
  • A product manager is the glue that holds the organization together, and fills the gaps where particular roles might be missing. You need to be flexible and adapt to your organization’s current situation
  • There is no one product manager role, they’re all different! A product management role might be exciting for you if you’re good at understanding, synthesising, and communicating ideas, detail oriented, and enjoy juggling many balls at the same time
2:15pm
Workshop

How To Diversify Your Talent Pool

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • HR/DEI
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce
  • Sian Wilson

    Executive Director- Commercial

    The Skills Network

Tired of hearing about the skills gaps and underrepresentation in tech without getting to the solution. We’re putting the spotlight on concrete solutions that businesses can harness. From government-backed gateways to innovative approaches in skill development, let’s chart a path to a brighter, more inclusive tech landscape.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Tapping into Untapped Resources: Understand how government-backed initiatives and programs can serve as invaluable channels to widen and diversify your talent search
  • Innovative Skill Development: Explore cutting-edge methodologies and strategies for nurturing and upskilling talent, ensuring your team is equipped for the tech world’s evolving demands
  • Building an Inclusive Strategy: Learn actionable steps and best practices to create a recruitment and retention strategy that prioritises diversity, fostering a richer, more resilient tech ecosystem
2:55pm
Presentation

Be The Spider, Not the Fly: Spinning Your Own Career Web Toward Leadership

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Rebecca Salsbury

    Chief Technology Officer

    Financial Times

Modern careers are not linear, which makes it challenging to know how to navigate…let alone plan. Preparing for leadership roles requires experience, but also personal strengths and qualities which can be developed.

Developing a career in leadership means building up transferable skills, being a skilled networker, and being flexible and open to new opportunities. Sure, there are career ladders around, but a more common route to leadership (and, arguably, one that better prepares you) is by following a career spider web full of lateral moves and leaps of faith.

Rebecca’s career in tech is far from ‘standard’ – in fact, it wasn’t at all intended. What’s more, she never imagined taking on a leadership role, but now wouldn’t have it any other way. She’ll describe what a leadership role involves, share her own career spider web (aka CV), as well as some of the lessons she’s learnt along the way.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • If you’re not following a ‘standard’ career path, you’re not alone!
  • What are the key ingredients to spinning a career spider web
  • How you can develop your transferable skills for leadership

This session is for you if…

  • You’re trying to weave your career history into a coherent, purposeful story
  • You want to know more about developing leadership skills
11:35am
Presentation

Is AI The End Of The Human Interaction Contact Centres?

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • AI/ML
  • Product
  • Kara Radcliffe

    Director - Cloud Technologies

    PwC

As AI continues to reshape the landscape of customer service, it brings both opportunities and challenges to the contact center industry. This session will provide a comprehensive look at the role of AI in service spaces and its potential impact on customer interactions.

We’ll explore the evolving landscape of AI technologies in contact centers and address the critical question: Will AI replace human interaction?

Session Key Takeaways:

  • An in-depth analysis of how AI is transforming the contact center and service sector
  • Understanding the balance between AI automation and the need for human empathy in customer service
  • Insights into the implications of AI integration and why AI is not a one-size-fits-all solution

This session is for…operations leaders, those involved in contact center management, and C-Suite executives exploring new technologies. Join us to navigate the complexities of integrating AI in customer service while maintaining the crucial human element.

2:20pm
Panel Discussion

Panel: Connecting For A Better Future

60 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Data
  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Miryem Salah

    Chief Data Officer & Head of Digital & Transformation

    Vodafone Business UK

  • Amaia Lesta

    Chief Cloud Product Manager

    Vodafone Cloud Engineering

  • Catherine Russell

    Head of Sustainable Business

    Vodafone

  • Jess Shepherd

    Head of Digital

    Vodafone

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.

11:30am
Workshop

How To Project Confidence Even When You Don’t Feel It

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • HR/DEI
  • Leadership
  • Emma Wicks

    Head of Editorial and Product Insight & Analytics

    Telegraph Media Group

  • Tanya Goldhaber

    Director of Strategy - English Division

    Pearson

There’s a big misconception that confidence is a thing you feel, but in reality, confidence is how you act. What counts is if other people THINK you’re confident.

This session will explore how we all often lack feelings of confidence and how to project confidence anyway. Emma Wicks and Tanya Goldhaber, two senior women who have braved every imaginable stressful professional situation and keep being told they’re really confident will cover the difference between perception and reality, how they’ve learned to project gravitas even when they’re dying inside, and how that’s really worked for them professionally. In smaller groups, we’ll share experiences, support each other with individual challenges, discuss techniques we’ve tried and learn how to speak up in a range of situations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to can act confident even if you don’t feel it
  • How to ensure you speak up through preparing in advance
  • How to manage your feelings, if you don’t feel confident and are jealous of people who do, those people probably don’t feel confident either

This session is for you if…you let a lack of confidence stop you in speaking up or going for opportunities.

2:15pm
Workshop

Unlocking The Future: Micro Frontends With ReactJS, Webpack, And TypeScript

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Data
  • Digital Transformation
  • Premium Only
  • Stacey Shkuratoff

    Staff Software Engineer

    Guild Education

Step into the future of distributed frontend development with this cutting-edge workshop. Explore the power of micro frontends and learn how to harness the potential of ReactJS, Webpack Module Federation, and Typescript to revolutionize your development process.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The fundamentals of micro frontends and their real-world applications
  • Hands-on experience with ReactJS and Webpack Module Federation
  • Best practices for seamless communication between host apps and remotes
  • Lessons learned from successful implementations and practical use cases

This session is for…developers, architects, and tech enthusiasts eager to stay ahead in the world of frontend development. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your journey, join us to unlock the full potential of micro frontends and transform your projects.

11:30am
Workshop

Design Thinker Or Systems Thinker: Which One Are You?

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Premium Only
  • Product
  • Steph Marques

    Head of UX

    Bernadette

  • Iva Johan

    Head of Strategy

    Bernadette

In the dynamic realm of digital product creation, are you more inclined towards Design Thinking or Systems Thinking? While each offers unique perspectives, many of us, whether as individuals or organisations, find ourselves gravitating towards one. 

This session dives into the nuances of both approaches, assisting attendees in identifying their dominant style and exploring the potential of embracing the other.

Witness firsthand how amalgamating principles from both methodologies can elevate creativity, especially when confronting intricate product design challenges.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies to seamlessly transition into Design Thinking for Systems Thinkers, and vice versa

This session is for…all professionals engaged in digital product creation, be it in-house or within agencies, will benefit immensely from this session. If you’re shaping the next generation of websites or apps, this is a can’t-miss opportunity.

11:30am
Workshop

Building A Robust People Analytics Strategy

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Digital Transformation
  • HR/DEI
  • Premium Only
  • Samanta Wallace

    Analytics Innovation Manager

    Accenture

  • Katrina Beadle

    People Analytics and HR Systems Manager

    Accenture

In our fast-paced digital era, a robust People Analytics strategy stands as the cornerstone for agile, forward-looking organisations. By integrating strategic human insight with data analytics, you can transform your organisation into a nimble entity, primed for rapid and informed decision-making.

Immerse yourself in the transformative domain of People Analytics. Embark on a comprehensive journey with a structured approach to formulate a compelling People Analytics strategy. By fine-tuning your strategy, ensure it resonates seamlessly with your organisation’s overarching goals and aspirations. Along the way, master the pivotal stages and elements that are quintessential to crafting an impactful People Analytics game plan. This enlightening workshop is designed to amplify your People Analytics acumen and breathe new life into your HR initiatives.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Comprehending the pivotal role of a well-devised People Analytics strategy
  • Essential considerations to kickstart your journey
  • Blueprint to architect your all-encompassing People Analytics approach

This session is for…those poised to embrace an analytical stance on HR objectives. While it’s perfect for HR professionals, organisational leaders, data aficionados, and agents of change, anyone intrigued by the theme is cordially invited to partake and glean insights.

2:55pm
Presentation

Modernising Work With Agile And DevOps: A 5-Step Guide

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Digital Transformation
  • Workforce
  • Diana Kennedy

    Chief Technical Officer

    Bupa

Equip yourself with everything you need to know about working in an Agile environment, and how to increase your team’s productivity in five easy steps. A practical, clear and tested approach to digital transformation at scale.

A fast-paced walk through the learnings from multiple global organisations as they have sought to dramatically improve their speed, pace and cost of change. It’s all about discipline, transparency, flow, focus and value. Learn from the biggest organisations in the world on how they have introduced Agile DevOps and how it has changed their worlds.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • A simple practical guide to implementing Agile ways of working in your team
  • Some great lessons learned and ‘what not to do’ from other industries
  • Some hot tips on where to go for more

This session is for you if…you are wanting to help improve your company’s velocity of change, bring in modern ways of working and are looking for some simple tips to help you along the way. Join this session for a bit of inspiration and a load of useful guidance on what to and not to do.

9:30am
Keynote

Empowering Progress: The Role Of Digitalisation, Diversity And Inclusivity In Advancing Organisations

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • Digital Transformation
  • Laura Duffey

    General Manager IT - Low Carbon Solutions

    Shell

The only constant is change. Companies are constantly going through transformations, and it’s not always easy to accept and respond, either as an individual or company. That’s why strength, adaptability and innovative thinking are key attributes of a successful change. If companies harness their collective strengths and visibly prioritise diversity and inclusion alongside digitalisation, then they will attract the right talent to bring different perspectives to the table and inspire breakthrough ideas to complement transformations.

Laura explores why diversity and inclusivity are key values to uphold in all parts of a company, whether: departments, individual teams, local employee networks or on wider strategic scales, through personal stories and real-life examples from Shell’s own Powering Progress transformation journey.

Join Laura’s inspiring keynote for real-life examples and personal insights about how:

  • Innovative digital technologies are key to accelerating a company’s transformation
  • Creativity, inclusion and ethics play critical roles across organisations
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives can shape inclusive and accessible environments, unlocking problem-solving and innovation
3:25pm
Presentation

Paying Attention To Payments: Secrets To Grow Your Business In A Complex World

30 mins
  • Track - FinTech
  • Digital Transformation
  • Emily Renny

    Director of Product Management

    Checkout.com

Unlock the power of payments in this session which reveals the secrets to supercharging your business in a complex environment. In an era of economic uncertainty and reduced consumer spending, we’ll explore how harnessing the latest payment tools can both boost your revenue and streamline your costs.

No matter where you work, payments are paramount to the ultimate success of your business. When you finish the hard work of acquiring and convincing a customer to buy, you don’t want to fall at the final hurdle. And with fierce competition, that first failed payment can mean a customer moves to a competitor for life. But with so much complexity, regulation, diverse local market dynamics and constant evolution, payments can feel complex and overwhelming.

This session is your gateway to unravelling the latest payment trends and their practical application in powering your business.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Conversion Mastery: Learn how to boost your conversion rates through Network Tokens, Strong Customer Authentication optimisation, and expanding your payment methods arsenal.
  • Cost Efficiency: Discover the cost-saving potential of local payment methods, Rapid Dispute Resolution and Network Tokens, making your payment processes lean and cost-effective.
  • Security and Growth: Find out how to enhance fraud detection to safeguard your business, while also exploring the opportunities presented by embedded finance to diversify your revenue streams.

This session is for you if…

  • Your company relies on getting paid (and let’s face it, that’s all of us).
  • You’re involved in building or optimising the user journey and checkout experience.
11:35am
Presentation

Play Has No Limits And Neither Do We

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Career Development
  • Equity
  • Leadership
  • Kristina Reddy

    Senior Director - Group Finance

    PlayStation (Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)

How tech can help remove barriers, not just for play, but also by empowering us for equitable opportunity and inclusion at work.

This is not a speech about how, as women, we can “have it all”. I want us to be empowered, to decide for ourselves, what that “all” is. I will discuss how technology helps remove barriers, not just for play but also empowers for equity and inclusion at work.
I could have talked about our beautiful products, and how tech has facilitated our innovation. What I have really noticed though, as a female senior leader at PlayStation, is that tech has proven itself vital for enabling our values.

Session Key Takeaways:

Technology can have an important role in equity. Not just for women but for all. We can use it to enable a level playing field, opportunities for learning, for playing, for collaborating, for flexibility, and advancement in careers.

This session is for you if…you are an aspiring trailblazer, interested in using technology to create new better paths to equitable leadership opportunities, and leave road signs for others!

3:30pm
Workshop

How To Project Confidence Even When You Don’t Feel It

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • HR/DEI
  • Leadership
  • Emma Wicks

    Head of Editorial and Product Insight & Analytics

    Telegraph Media Group

  • Tanya Goldhaber

    Director of Strategy - English Division

    Pearson

There’s a big misconception that confidence is a thing you feel, but in reality, confidence is how you act. What counts is if other people THINK you’re confident.

This session will explore how we all often lack feelings of confidence and how to project confidence anyway. Emma Wicks and Tanya Goldhaber, two senior women who have braved every imaginable stressful professional situation and keep being told they’re really confident will cover the difference between perception and reality, how they’ve learned to project gravitas even when they’re dying inside, and how that’s really worked for them professionally. In smaller groups, we’ll share experiences, support each other with individual challenges, discuss techniques we’ve tried and learn how to speak up in a range of situations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to can act confident even if you don’t feel it
  • How to ensure you speak up through preparing in advance
  • How to manage your feelings, if you don’t feel confident and are jealous of people who do, those people probably don’t feel confident either

This session is for you if…you let a lack of confidence stop you in speaking up or going for opportunities.

11:30am
Workshop

Leadership – Always In style?

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only
  • Gabi Talbot

    Lead Agile Delivery Manager

    Costa Coffee

Do you want to explore different leadership styles and reflect on inspirational leaders? Do you want to learn more about your own leadership style? Do you want to interact with other leaders in a dynamic and engaging workshop? Come along to this 60-minute workshop to find out more.

There are so many articles around at the moment that tell us what good leadership and bad leadership look like, and the impact this has on workplace culture but we rarely take the time to reflect and think about how our natural preferences can lend themselves to particular situations or industries and what this might mean for our careers.

With many organisations still working remotely, at least some of the time, modern leaders need to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that remote working brings; working with distributed teams, communicating clearly and succinctly, keeping their teams motivated and building high trust environments.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to embrace your natural leadership style and lead with authenticity
  • Share ideas with other leaders, understand their styles and how they can complement yours
  • Reflect on your learning and make one pledge to build on your leadership skills

This session is for…those new to leadership roles or those wishing to put a renewed focus on their leadership skills. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and network with other leaders. We look forward to seeing you there!

11:35am
Panel Discussion

Leadership For The New Era: Agility, AI And Beyond

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

    Technology Product Director

    Tesco

  • Vidya Laxman

    Technology Director

    Tesco

  • Babette Coke

    Technology Programme Director

    Tesco

  • Jane Mustoe

    Enabling Functions Technology - Technology Innovation Lab and Finance Change Director

    Tesco

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.

2:15pm
Presentation

Data Mesh In Action: Transforming Data Operations

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • Data
  • Digital Transformation
  • Vanessa Heron-Hua

    Data Engineer

    Loveholidays

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
  • Pam Bateson

    CEO & Founder

    Thrive Partners

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
3:30pm
Presentation

What High Performing Teams Do Differently

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Leadership
  • Workforce
  • Bianca Riemer

    CEO

    Leader Haus

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
  • Libby Vincent

    Founder

    Hodology

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
  • Iryna Tsyganok

    Co Founder and CEO

    Irysan

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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