The New Work Manifesto
Bruce Daisley - Vice President, EMEA, Twitter
Bruce Daisley is in charge of Twitter across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this presentation Bruce will explore the science of the science of work culture in the tech sector. The digital revolution has changed our approach to work and with that our work culture is fast changing and we need to adopt to keep a productive workforce in operation. Expect insights into the productivity paradox, happiness at work and becoming a better driven workforce.
If It Isn’t Easy, I Won’t Use It
Nick King - Director, Insights, AutoTrader
Who is using emerging technology in business, making a real difference and improving customer experience? In this presentation Nick will take a look at the current technology landscape and dive deeper into the tools and technologies that are actually proving to be successful in business. In Nicks mind there is too much time spent on diving hard into tech trends and leaping on buzz words that might not work for you. Digital transformation is all well and good but what many of us tend to see, when this happens, is additional complexity. More things to do and actually, it isn’t easy.
Building a Sustainable Workforce Strategy
Jyoti Sharma - Digital Transformation Leader, Ernst & Young
How do you make your workforce strategy sustainable? - A multitude of Applicant Tracking, marketing, on-boarding and employee engagement applications have not succeeded in spectacular ways to create an execute a sustainable workforce strategy. Deciphering the single bullet that will crack your talent acquisition challenges has seen billions of dollars being invested with little return. What do organisations that boast of successful HR transformation do differently, is it continuous learning, abandoning performance reviews or does the answer lie in deeper realms, the psychological body-mind-purpose complex of your human workforce? Join us in this session for a scintillating debate on what we are witnessing in the space of sustainable workforce strategies.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
an interview with
Nicola Anderson, VP, Marketing, GoCardless
In this live stage interview we explore tech culture in greater detail from a leading woman in tech.
Putting Data and Technology at the Heart of London
Theo Blackwell - Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London
As London’s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo will play a leading role in realising the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.
How The Economist Build Digital Products
Denise Law - Head of Product, The Economist
Over the past year, our digital teams at The Economist have been thinking more deeply about how we can build products and experiences that subscribers love. After a year of experimentation, a little bit of chaos and a whole lot of fun, here are some of the biggest lessons we learned.
How to Develop a Strategy Around Small Agile Teams
Danny Denhard - Head of Growth, JustGiving
Danny Denhard is Marketing Director at JustGiving, the world’s most trusted giving platform, and is part of the leadership team helping to drive growth and shape the company’s future. He's particularly passionate about crowdfunding and its potential for growing the world of giving. With over fifteen years’ experience both agency side and in-house, Danny enjoys speaking at conferences and mentoring others through hosting social media and digital masterclasses. As a previous business consultancy owner Danny advised start-ups and trained a number of challenger brands around growth, social media and organic marketing.
The Cloud - It's All About The Money
Mark Masterson - Global Technology Lead, Google
Cloud computing is most often described and discussed within the context of its manifestation as a technological innovation. Mark will argue that this is, however, it's least interesting aspect. Instead, he will attempt to convince you that its most important aspect is its manifestation as a financial innovation -- as a way to acquire IT capacity in commercially revolutionary ways. Along the way, he'll review the milestones in that alt-history of the development of cloud, and dive into the murky details of various pricing models, discount schemes and the like. At the end, you'll understand that the key to leveraging cloud is to understand how to exploit these things in your own business model -- whether that's enterprise procurement or a scrappy startup, or anywhere in between.
Being Razor Sharp with Enterprise Technology
Ross Larter - Senior Technology Manager, Just Eat
In this presentation Ross will look at how Just Eat choose enterprise technology to allow them to focus on getting things done, at pace, and with a laser-like focus. Ross will cover the reasons we choose certain enterprise tech and how it allowed us to grow at such pace moving from a startup to a FTSE100 company.
The Importance of Balancing Diversity & Gender Within Technology Roles
Debbie Forster - Chief Executive Officer, Tech Talent Charter
The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, one that better reflects the make-up of the population. Signatories of the charter make a number of pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention. Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, in March 2017 the TTC was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy.
Driving Innovation Through Start-up Collaboration
Benjamin Lickfett - Head of Innovation & Technology, Diageo
In this presentation Benjamin, Head of Technology and Innovation at Diageo will look at Diageo's approach to future proofing its business and unlocking growth by collaborating with external disruptors in the start-up ecosystem.
Diversity & Inclusion Panel Session
In this panel session we dive deeper into the importance of growing a technology team that is diverse, gender balanced and the results of doing such from top technology team players that have a wealth of experience in team building and have seen the successes of doing such
Jia-Yan Gu - Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
John Elliott - Head of Technology, Sainsbury's
Simi Awokoya - Technology Evangelist - Microsoft
John Hazelton - UK Country Manger - Talent io
Coffee, Computer Games and Corporate IT
Richard Wiles - Digital Innovation Manager, National Grid
Creating the first in-house agile software development team in an enterprise which has adopted an entirely outsourced IT model has been a challenge. In this presentation I will discuss how we have attracted the right people, created the right working environment and more importantly achieved integration but not assimilation.
Equipping Londoners with the Skills for the Future
Doniya Soni - Principal Policy Officer, Greater London Authority
As Principal Policy Officer for Digital & STEM Skills at the Greater London Authority, Doniya is tasked with delivering the Mayor’s digital skills manifesto pledges and developing a strategy to ensure Londoners have the opportunity to learn vital digital skills. In her presentation, Doniya will outline the Mayor’s current and future digital skills plans, and there will be an opportunity to pose questions to her.
Developing Tech Apprenticeships: Challenges, Opportunities and ROI at Google
Danielle VanDyke (Sparky) - Software Engineer Developer, Google
Andrew Ferris - Operations Manager UK, Google
Over the last couple years, Google has expanded its Apprenticeship programs to offer both IT and Software Engineering roles. Each new program required researching the apprenticeship landscape, building department support, making a number of decisions with internal and external collaborators, and measuring impact. As we experienced successes and pitfalls, we built up a playbook of what to expect when introducing technical apprenticeships to your company.
Fintech: Top 5 Challenges in a Regulated Environment
Ricardo Brizido - Chief Technology Officer, Seedrs
In 2012, Seedrs launched the first equity crowdfunding platform regulated in the world. Since inception, the platform funded to 620+ deals and transacted over £370M. Ricardo will explore the top 5 challenges companies like Seedrs can face in their path to be a growth stage business and how to overcome them.
Why internal communities are helpful, what they can achieve, and how to start and run them
Angelique Vu - Software Developer, Financial Times
Last year, the FT started 4 employee-led internal membership communities last year to support its diverse workforce; FT Women, Proud FT (LGBTQ), Embrace (BAME) and Accessibility (for persons with disabilities). These groups can have a big impact on the culture within an organisation. Their aim is to help employees feel supported and valued at work, and also to improve our overall diversity and inclusion goals. I'll explain how we got these groups off the ground within the space of a few months, talk about the lessons we learnt, and outline recommendations for other groups.
How Deliveroo Uses Technology To Deliver An Awesome Customer Experience
Tom Leitch - Director, Engineering, Delivery, Deliveroo
Heading-up the Delivery group, consisting of teams responsible for getting stuff from A-to-B efficiently, quickly and reliably throughout the world. Tom will offer insights into how Deliveroo use technology to deliver a seamless CX experience.
Agile. Why do our initiatives fail? (Roundtable Session)
Kamila Sledz - Agile Coach, Barclays
Come and join this interactive session to learn how to avoid delivery failure and learn from common pitfalls and successes. Kamila is working at Barclays, being involved in one of the largest agile transformations the world has ever heard about it