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Thank you for attending the 2019 Women in Tech Festival UK!
We hope you enjoyed the day and feet as inspired as we did.
The event will return in 2020 - more details to follow very soon....
Please do keep in touch with us via our Instagram page for now.
It's no secret that the technology industry suffers diversity issues. Walk into any main-stream tech event and you could probably count the number of women on your hand. The same goes for boardrooms, with many companies still struggling to promote women into senior roles, it's no wonder that women are feeling isolated in the IT sector.
With trying to juggle the seemingly endless ‘duties' of work-life, home-life, and just generally needing more hours in the day, it can feel as though the dream of reaching the ‘next step' is one that's simply too difficult to manage.
Computing and CRN have collaborated to launch the Women in Tech Festival UK. We'll be celebrating successful women in the IT industry, sharing personal experiences of their journeys and the challenges along the way. This one-day event will provide insight from how to create a professional you, to building and maintaining a successful team, and not to forget case studies involving cutting-edge technology.
Whether you're the ‘Next Generation', an ‘Inspirational Leader', or an ‘Innovator of Tech' this event will offer inspiration of not only how to improve yourself, but how to help others too. With a keen focus on addressing diversity throughout the day, this event is for anyone within the industry.
Our mission is to celebrate women at every stage of their technology journey. We're creating a network to enable women to share their experiences, advice, and raise awareness of challenges we are yet to overcome. It is too common for women to feel isolated within this industry, and we're building the foundations to provide women with a platform they can rely on.
Whether you're an apprentice, a manager, a woman, or a man - you have a part to play in helping us tackle the gender diversity deficit. Our goal is that one day soon, this campaign will no longer be necessary.
The Women in Tech Festival UK is a conference welcoming all IT professionals as well as vendor, marketing and sales professionals.
Registration and breakfast
Delegates register, network and breakfast in Connections Area
Welcome speech and opening remarks
Viv Groskop, Comedian and Author of How to Own the Room
Mindfulness in a nutshell
Hannah Loveday, Mindfulness Consultant and Yoga Teacher, Yogaloveday
This introductory session by expert Hannah Loveday looks at the health benefits of mindfulness and some of the science behind it. We live in a culture which is ‘always on' and juggling work responsibilities and family duties with a hectic social life can often be a challenge. Meditation, breathing exercises and other mindfulness practices are rapidly becoming recognised in the West as some of the cheapest and most effective ways of maintaining a healthy mind and therefore improving physical health too. Touching upon the negative effects of technology and the many mental health issues today that mindfulness can alleviate, delegates will also be guided through a practical exercise to help quiet the mind.
Inspirational Act: How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking
Viv Groskop, Comedian and Author of How to Own The Room
In this interactive presentation on the speaker skills of a variety of brilliant women from Michelle Obama to JK Rowling, Viv Groskop will pinpoint exactly what it is that these women do to get their audience to sit up and really listen - and then advise you how to apply their qualities to your own life.
From Michelle Obama's position of 'happy high status' and Hilary Clinton's stillness, to Joan River's wild gesticulations and Virginia Woolf's melodic storytelling, there'll be so much to take away from Viv's analysis of how these great women have captured our attention when they speak. Plus lots of achievable tips and exercises. As a stand-up and author of bestselling book and hit podcast How to Own the Room, Viv draws on her experience of coaching senior executive women, plus five years of one-woman shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and hosting book tours for Graham Norton, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Jo Brand.
Headliner: Insight on the journey from the bottom to the top
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, Co-Founder, Stemettes
In her keynote, Anne-Marie will cover tactics and strategies she's used to get to her unique position in the tech industry. In a bid to inspire the audience and empower them to be great leaders in their own organisations and beyond. Expect to get a new perspective on building your dream career path, and some pertinent lessons learnt.
Refreshments and Networking in Connections Area
Extended lunch with ‘building your network’ session
During this lunch session delegates will be invited to join a speed-networking session. This will be 30 minutes of 5 minute intervals – we recommend talking to a variety of industries and seniority levels. The session is designed to address some of the following areas:
Ask Me Anything Session
Emma Dutton MBE, Managing Director, Applied Influence Group
14.50 - 15.30
During this session mentors and mentees will pair together to discuss the challenges both are facing. Whilst not limited to the following, it will provide an opportunity for 'next generation' to seek guidance on their careers, and for 'inspirational leaders' to seek guidance on how best to support their teams. We recommend pairing with someone at a different level to you. Introduction from CWJobs will provide insight on the following:
Can female role models drive diversity in tech?
Bonnie Andrews, Head of Product, CWJobs
Refreshments and networking break
Drinks reception and networking with surprise entertainment
Please note: programme is subject to change
Comedian and Author
How to Own the Room
Software Engineer and Co-Chair
Financial Times Women UK
Head of Technology
Sky (Digital Service)
Co-Founder and President
Head of Product (B2B)
Chief Operating Officer
Group News Editor, Enterprise IT
Director of Digital and Innovation
Chief Financial Officer
HP Inc UK Ltd
Digital Marketing Apprentice
Technology Risk Analyst
Applied Influence Group
Infrastructure Design Manager
Head of IT Business Management
Co-Founder and COO
Channel Development & Partner Manager Cloud Economics
Junior Risk Analyst
Head of Portfolio, Programmes and Project Delivery
Partnerships and Network Manager, and Director
L Marks and AccelerateME
Head of Business Solutions IT
CEO and Founder
Time 4 Equality
Mindfulness Consultant and Yoga Teacher
Head of Global Delivery
Senior Manager, Azure Customer Success
Professor of Social Epidemiology
University College London
Global Head of Telecom, Gaming and Gambling Practices
Head of Growth, Data Products Division
Founder and CEO
23 Code Street
Chief Technology and Product Officer
BBC Design and Engineering
Senior Digital Manager
Channelnomics & CRN
Chief Technology Officer
Nationwide Digital Accelerator Platform
Computing and Delta
Senior Director, AI Customer & Partner Engagement
CRN and Channel Partner Insight
Chief Strategy Officer
10 Digital Ladies
Director of Nutrition Science
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