Agenda

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08:00

Duration:

30

Registration & Networking

20 October

Networking

08:00

Duration:

30

Registration & Networking

20 October

Networking

08:30

Duration:

30

Meet Up: Coffee & Mingle

20 October

Networking

Are you attending Women in Tech Boston on your own? Or do you just want to make some extra new connections to kick off your experience? Join our dedicated Meet Up to kickstart your morning feeling energised and ready to be engaged in two inspirational days! You'll be joined by our Networking Host to help you meet other attendees without the awkwardness and make a plan to share your experience and learnings!

08:30

Duration:

30

Meet Up: Coffee & Mingle

20 October

Networking

Are you attending Women in Tech Boston on your own? Or do you just want to make some extra new connections to kick off your experience? Join our dedicated Meet Up to kickstart your morning feeling energised and ready to be engaged in two inspirational days! You'll be joined by our Networking Host to help you meet other attendees without the awkwardness and make a plan to share your experience and learnings!

 

09:15

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Welcome Remarks

Carrie Beckstrom

CEO
@ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

20 October

Keynote

Welcome to Women in Tech Boston 2022!

Over two days, you will have the opportunity to experience the power of resilience through impactful sessions delivered by our expert speakers and expand your scope of influence by networking with 1,000 other like-minded women in tech.

09:15

Duration:

30

Welcome Remarks

Carrie Beckstrom

CEO
@ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

Track:

Keynote

20 October

Keynote

Welcome to Women in Tech Boston 2022!

Over two days, you will have the opportunity to experience the power of resilience through impactful sessions delivered by our expert speakers and expand your scope of influence by networking with 1,000 other like-minded women in tech.

 

09:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Creating a Mainframe to Cloud Optimization

Reserved for Sponsor

20 October

Not to be Missed

Technical

Transformation

Keynote

With the increase of remote working and distributed teams, the reliance and transformation to the Cloud is one of the top priorities for any modern transformation project. Becoming Cloud-native is a goal for many tech teams and can enable your workforce to build and develop applications in dynamic environments, wherever they are. Relying on solely digital infrastructure, however, can leave you vulnerable to breaches or even possible outages if you were to opt for a public cloud service. Join this session to learn from proven hybrid-cloud case studies and what you need to consider when mapping out your transformation journey to the cloud.

Key Takeaways:

  • Navigating the differences between public and private cloud
  • How to create a hybrid-cloud strategy that is fit for your organization's unique purpose
  • Understand your why and what when mapping out a cloud transformation project

09:30

Duration:

30

Creating a Mainframe to Cloud Optimization

Reserved for Sponsor

Track:

Keynote

20 October

Not to be Missed

Technical

Transformation

Keynote

With the increase of remote working and distributed teams, the reliance and transformation to the Cloud is one of the top priorities for any modern transformation project. Becoming Cloud-native is a goal for many tech teams and can enable your workforce to build and develop applications in dynamic environments, wherever they are. Relying on solely digital infrastructure, however, can leave you vulnerable to breaches or even possible outages if you were to opt for a public cloud service. Join this session to learn from proven hybrid-cloud case studies and what you need to consider when mapping out your transformation journey to the cloud.

Key Takeaways:

  • Navigating the differences between public and private cloud
  • How to create a hybrid-cloud strategy that is fit for your organization's unique purpose
  • Understand your why and what when mapping out a cloud transformation project
 

10:00

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Keynote Delivered by PTC

Catherine Kniker

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer
@ PTC

20 October

Not to be Missed

Technical

Transformation

Keynote

Session details coming soon...

10:00

Duration:

30

Keynote Delivered by PTC

Catherine Kniker

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer
@ PTC

Track:

Keynote

20 October

Not to be Missed

Technical

Transformation

Keynote

Session details coming soon...

 

10:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynote

Keynote details coming soon...

20 October

Not to be Missed

Keynote

10:30

Duration:

30

Keynote details coming soon...

Track:

Keynote

20 October

Not to be Missed

Keynote

11:05

Duration:

30

Networking Brunch

20 October

Networking

11:05

Duration:

30

Networking Brunch

20 October

Networking

11:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Moving from Automation to Hyperautomation

Reserved for Sponsor

20 October

Not to be Missed

Technical

Organizations have been leaning on AI to enable automation relieving their teams to focus on more technical, complex tasks. Now imagine a world where you could merge AI tools with ML and RPA to increase operability and efficiency - it's time to move from automation to hyperautomation. Join this presentation to learn how the increase in distributed working has propelled the future of hyperautomation and how you can create the perfect environment for your tech teams to thrive and scale automation initiatives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Utilizing the combination of AI, ML and RPA tools to enable hyperautomation
  • How to make hyperautomation work for you and your teams
  • Preparing and sorting your data to prepare for hyperautomation

11:40

Duration:

30

Moving from Automation to Hyperautomation

Reserved for Sponsor

Track:

Tech Resilience

20 October

Not to be Missed

Technical

Organizations have been leaning on AI to enable automation relieving their teams to focus on more technical, complex tasks. Now imagine a world where you could merge AI tools with ML and RPA to increase operability and efficiency - it's time to move from automation to hyperautomation. Join this presentation to learn how the increase in distributed working has propelled the future of hyperautomation and how you can create the perfect environment for your tech teams to thrive and scale automation initiatives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Utilizing the combination of AI, ML and RPA tools to enable hyperautomation
  • How to make hyperautomation work for you and your teams
  • Preparing and sorting your data to prepare for hyperautomation
 

11:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Avoiding Cybersecurity Scares in an Evolving Threat Landscape

Kate Prouty

SVP and Chief Information Officer
@ Akamai

20 October

Technical

Cybersecurity

Digital

It seems like there is a new story every week about a company falling victim to a cybersecurity breach, which can be catastrophic for data privacy, brand reputation, and the bottom line. In this session, Kate Prouty will unpack the current threat landscape from her vantage point as CIO of a cybersecurity company, and share how she is protecting her own company through a 'Zero Trust' mindset.

Learn how individuals and organizations can promote a security-first culture and reduce risk in an increasingly hybrid world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the top security threats modern businesses face today
  • Hear how Akamai keeps its employees and customers safe through their journey to "Zero Trust"
  • Find out how to make your mark in a cybersecurity career

This session is for... technical professionals from individual contributors to senior decision-makers looking to understand the future of enterprise security and where to start their journeys.

11:40

Duration:

30

Avoiding Cybersecurity Scares in an Evolving Threat Landscape

Kate Prouty

SVP and Chief Information Officer
@ Akamai

Track:

Business Resilience

20 October

Technical

Cybersecurity

Digital

It seems like there is a new story every week about a company falling victim to a cybersecurity breach, which can be catastrophic for data privacy, brand reputation, and the bottom line. In this session, Kate Prouty will unpack the current threat landscape from her vantage point as CIO of a cybersecurity company, and share how she is protecting her own company through a 'Zero Trust' mindset.

Learn how individuals and organizations can promote a security-first culture and reduce risk in an increasingly hybrid world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the top security threats modern businesses face today
  • Hear how Akamai keeps its employees and customers safe through their journey to "Zero Trust"
  • Find out how to make your mark in a cybersecurity career

This session is for... technical professionals from individual contributors to senior decision-makers looking to understand the future of enterprise security and where to start their journeys.

 

11:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Personal Branding for Technical Workforce

Marina Giliver

Director, Risk Technology
@ Capital One

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

What is “Personal Branding” and why is it important to your career? In the workshop, we will define what Personal Branding is and discuss what gets in the way of a successful personal brand for both women and men. Join Marina Giliver as she shares tips for building your personal brand and taking your career forward, including strategies, techniques, and ideas for writing a crisp bio.

The Why: Our focus for the workshop is to provide women in the engineering field (along with their allies) with an understanding of how to combat gender bias and provide practical tools on how to take their careers forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • Imposter syndrome - what it is, how it manifests itself, tips for managing and using to your advantage
  • Practical tips for building your personal brand and taking your career forward
  • Why having a bio is important and tips for writing a crisp impactful bio

This session is for... Young or seasoned technology professional who aspires to learn about techniques to build your personal brand and take your career to the next level.

11:40

Duration:

30

Personal Branding for Technical Workforce

Marina Giliver

Director, Risk Technology
@ Capital One

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

What is “Personal Branding” and why is it important to your career? In the workshop, we will define what Personal Branding is and discuss what gets in the way of a successful personal brand for both women and men. Join Marina Giliver as she shares tips for building your personal brand and taking your career forward, including strategies, techniques, and ideas for writing a crisp bio.

The Why: Our focus for the workshop is to provide women in the engineering field (along with their allies) with an understanding of how to combat gender bias and provide practical tools on how to take their careers forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • Imposter syndrome - what it is, how it manifests itself, tips for managing and using to your advantage
  • Practical tips for building your personal brand and taking your career forward
  • Why having a bio is important and tips for writing a crisp impactful bio

This session is for... Young or seasoned technology professional who aspires to learn about techniques to build your personal brand and take your career to the next level.

 

12:15

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Sustainability in Technology and Evangelized Sustainable Tech

Abha Dogra

SVP Digital Technology, Schneider Digital Chief Architect and Chief Information Officer for NAM
@ Schneider Electric

20 October

Technical

Transformation

Session details coming soon...

12:15

Duration:

30

Sustainability in Technology and Evangelized Sustainable Tech

Abha Dogra

SVP Digital Technology, Schneider Digital Chief Architect and Chief Information Officer for NAM
@ Schneider Electric

Track:

Tech Resilience

20 October

Technical

Transformation

Session details coming soon...

 

12:15

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Presentation Delivered by Boeringher Ingelheim

20 October

Not to be Missed

Session details coming soon...

12:15

Duration:

30

Presentation Delivered by Boeringher Ingelheim

Track:

Business Resilience

20 October

Not to be Missed

Session details coming soon...

 

12:15

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Challenges of Engineering Management

Pooja Salpekar

Senior Engineering Manager
@ Babbel Inc.

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Networking

Workforce

Skills

Engineering management has become one of the most natural career progression paths for senior engineers. I went through this journey myself a few years ago. I have learned over the years that engineering management is much harder than it seems on paper. The role of an engineering manager has three aspects:

  • Technology: Understanding the technical details of the projects, coworking with senior engineers to shape the architecture, and continuously upskilling to align with the industry trends.
  • Product: Managing product delivery in partnership with the product managers, determining the 'what', 'why', and 'how' in the product lifecycle.
  • People: Building teams from diverse individuals that work as a homogenous team, design initiatives that help us reduce the likelihood of hidden bias occurring during the team process.

However, these three aspects of this role have more dimensions in practice than what gets captured in documents. In this talk, I will share practical hard things about engineering management and how to prepare for the unexpected.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to change track from IC to leadership
  • Understanding the journey and skills required for technical leadership
  • Sharing and learning from each others' experiences to dive deeper into the role of engineering leadership and building cohesive engineering teams

This session is for… Engineers, Aspiring Engineering managers, New engineering managers

12:15

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Challenges of Engineering Management

Pooja Salpekar

Senior Engineering Manager
@ Babbel Inc.

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Networking

Workforce

Skills

Engineering management has become one of the most natural career progression paths for senior engineers. I went through this journey myself a few years ago. I have learned over the years that engineering management is much harder than it seems on paper. The role of an engineering manager has three aspects:

  • Technology: Understanding the technical details of the projects, coworking with senior engineers to shape the architecture, and continuously upskilling to align with the industry trends.
  • Product: Managing product delivery in partnership with the product managers, determining the 'what', 'why', and 'how' in the product lifecycle.
  • People: Building teams from diverse individuals that work as a homogenous team, design initiatives that help us reduce the likelihood of hidden bias occurring during the team process.

However, these three aspects of this role have more dimensions in practice than what gets captured in documents. In this talk, I will share practical hard things about engineering management and how to prepare for the unexpected.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to change track from IC to leadership
  • Understanding the journey and skills required for technical leadership
  • Sharing and learning from each others' experiences to dive deeper into the role of engineering leadership and building cohesive engineering teams

This session is for… Engineers, Aspiring Engineering managers, New engineering managers

 

12:45

Duration:

30

Lunch Break

20 October

Networking

12:45

Duration:

30

Lunch Break

20 October

Networking

13:50

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Test-Driven Security: How Do I Know My Controls Are Working?

Alyssa Robinson

Deputy CISO
@ Hubspot

20 October

Technical

Cybersecurity

Software Engineer

While test-driven development has long been considered a best practice, continuous testing strategies haven't been widely adopted in the security space. Tracking and automatically testing security controls provides insight into whether you're doing what you say you're doing before an attacker discovers that you're not.

The Why: In most major breaches, there is some failure of existing security control. Systems change all the time in ways that impact the effectiveness of those controls. There are lots of important metrics to track about a security program, but the most important one is "How many of my controls are actually working?"

Key Takeaways:

  • Why automated testing of security controls is important for preventing breaches
  • How to get started
  • What to test/measure

This session is for… Engineers and managers in the security space who want to understand and measure the state of their security program.

13:50

Duration:

30

Test-Driven Security: How Do I Know My Controls Are Working?

Alyssa Robinson

Deputy CISO
@ Hubspot

Track:

Tech Resilience

20 October

Technical

Cybersecurity

Software Engineer

While test-driven development has long been considered a best practice, continuous testing strategies haven't been widely adopted in the security space. Tracking and automatically testing security controls provides insight into whether you're doing what you say you're doing before an attacker discovers that you're not.

The Why: In most major breaches, there is some failure of existing security control. Systems change all the time in ways that impact the effectiveness of those controls. There are lots of important metrics to track about a security program, but the most important one is "How many of my controls are actually working?"

Key Takeaways:

  • Why automated testing of security controls is important for preventing breaches
  • How to get started
  • What to test/measure

This session is for… Engineers and managers in the security space who want to understand and measure the state of their security program.

 

13:50

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Allyship in the Workplace and Beyond

Amy Conroy Auriemma

Head of Business Transformation
@ Micro Focus

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

D&I

Not to be Missed

Session details coming soon...

13:50

Duration:

30

Allyship in the Workplace and Beyond

Amy Conroy Auriemma

Head of Business Transformation
@ Micro Focus

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

D&I

Not to be Missed

Session details coming soon...

 

13:50

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Powerful Storytelling: Presenting Technical Ideas in a Highly Relatable Way

Amy Furber

Master Facilitator and Coach
@ Powerspeaking, Inc.

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Stories are a game changer! Often the business fails to understand technical concepts, ideas, and proposals because they quite simply don’t get it! In this workshop, you will learn to create powerful stories to inspire, teach or persuade your audience. JoinPowerSpeaking Inc’s Master Facilitator Amy Furber for an engaging and transformational experience.

To get the most from this powerful session please consider:

  • Who the intended audience will be (team, manager, customer), and
  • What purpose your story will serve ( to persuade, inspire, teach).
  • Make sure you have a clear purpose, such as helping the customer understand the ‘why’ of investment, ensuring your manager understands the business benefit of your proposal, etc.

The Why: Too many brilliant ideas fail because the audience just doesn’t ‘get it’. Why? Because the presenter didn’t share the information in a way the audience could understand. Storytelling changes all that.

Key Takeaways:

  • Develop a clear, systematic storytelling framework
  • Learn how to embed successful storytelling when communicating technical concepts
  • An opportunity to put what you have learned into practice immediately!

This session is for... anyone who wants to get their ideas across in a relatable, engaging, and memorable way. If you find it difficult to explain a concept or persuade an audience, this masterclass is for you.

13:50

Duration:

30

Powerful Storytelling: Presenting Technical Ideas in a Highly Relatable Way

Amy Furber

Master Facilitator and Coach
@ Powerspeaking, Inc.

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Stories are a game changer! Often the business fails to understand technical concepts, ideas, and proposals because they quite simply don’t get it! In this workshop, you will learn to create powerful stories to inspire, teach or persuade your audience. JoinPowerSpeaking Inc’s Master Facilitator Amy Furber for an engaging and transformational experience.

To get the most from this powerful session please consider:

  • Who the intended audience will be (team, manager, customer), and
  • What purpose your story will serve ( to persuade, inspire, teach).
  • Make sure you have a clear purpose, such as helping the customer understand the ‘why’ of investment, ensuring your manager understands the business benefit of your proposal, etc.

The Why: Too many brilliant ideas fail because the audience just doesn’t ‘get it’. Why? Because the presenter didn’t share the information in a way the audience could understand. Storytelling changes all that.

Key Takeaways:

  • Develop a clear, systematic storytelling framework
  • Learn how to embed successful storytelling when communicating technical concepts
  • An opportunity to put what you have learned into practice immediately!

This session is for... anyone who wants to get their ideas across in a relatable, engaging, and memorable way. If you find it difficult to explain a concept or persuade an audience, this masterclass is for you.

 

13:50

Duration:

30

Lightning Talk: How to Design a Sustainable Multi-Faceted Career Journey

Erin Buonomo

Executive Director of Design
@ IBM

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Career journeys are winding roads with multiple stops and even destinations. There is rarely one route and there will be times where you find yourself at a crossroads, unsure of what and how you should proceed. Like in business, innovation is the key to growth in our personal lives but can often be a challenge due to the uncertainty, risk and our own narratives. Learn how a human-centered design thinking approach can be used to spark a positive change in your career path. Erin will share lessons from her own experience as a technical, business and creative leader. You’ll walk away with practical tips on how to become the creative driver of your journey and design a sustainable career that is dynamic, flexible and leads you on an exciting path of discovery and learning.

The Why: Everyone wants a sustainable, multi-faceted career. One that makes full use of your skills, challenges you to build new ones, and provides opportunity for growth. One that gives you a sense of meaning and balance, and one that enables you to evolve over time. This often feels impossible to attain and many of us experience moments of uncertainty or doubt. By adopting a design thinking approach, you will better understand and challenge the way you think about yourself and how you approach your career, leading to interesting and unexpected outcomes.

This session is for... you if you're interested in exploring new opportunities, making a career change, or just uncertain about how to make a positive change in your life to better align your skills, values and interests.

13:50

Duration:

30

Lightning Talk: How to Design a Sustainable Multi-Faceted Career Journey

Erin Buonomo

Executive Director of Design
@ IBM

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Career journeys are winding roads with multiple stops and even destinations. There is rarely one route and there will be times where you find yourself at a crossroads, unsure of what and how you should proceed. Like in business, innovation is the key to growth in our personal lives but can often be a challenge due to the uncertainty, risk and our own narratives. Learn how a human-centered design thinking approach can be used to spark a positive change in your career path. Erin will share lessons from her own experience as a technical, business and creative leader. You’ll walk away with practical tips on how to become the creative driver of your journey and design a sustainable career that is dynamic, flexible and leads you on an exciting path of discovery and learning.

The Why: Everyone wants a sustainable, multi-faceted career. One that makes full use of your skills, challenges you to build new ones, and provides opportunity for growth. One that gives you a sense of meaning and balance, and one that enables you to evolve over time. This often feels impossible to attain and many of us experience moments of uncertainty or doubt. By adopting a design thinking approach, you will better understand and challenge the way you think about yourself and how you approach your career, leading to interesting and unexpected outcomes.

This session is for... you if you're interested in exploring new opportunities, making a career change, or just uncertain about how to make a positive change in your life to better align your skills, values and interests.

 

14:25

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Today is Tomorrow's Legacy: Building Resilient Data Ecosystems

Veronika Durgin

Head of Data
@ Saks Fifth Avenue

20 October

Technical

Data

Transformation

Digital

Today, having hundreds of terabytes of data is no longer uncommon for many companies. Executives and business users alike expect access to high quality near real time data insights. New data tools are popping up almost daily offering solutions to new and old problems. Data teams cannot afford to spend years building solutions because what we do today will be legacy tomorrow.

Join me as I discuss how to build resilient data ecosystems by taking a pragmatic approach of focusing on what is most important, learning from the old and embracing the new while being agile and creative.

The Why: Join this session to learn about what it takes to build a data ecosystem that withstands the test of time, grows with the business and adjusts to its changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating a customer-first approach when going through transformation
  • Don't re-invent the wheel
  • The importance of continuous learning and development of new tools and services

This session is for... Data professionals and anyone who wants to take a sneak peek into what it takes to keep up with both the increasing amounts of data and demands for data insights.

14:25

Duration:

30

Today is Tomorrow's Legacy: Building Resilient Data Ecosystems

Veronika Durgin

Head of Data
@ Saks Fifth Avenue

Track:

Business Resilience

20 October

Technical

Data

Transformation

Digital

Today, having hundreds of terabytes of data is no longer uncommon for many companies. Executives and business users alike expect access to high quality near real time data insights. New data tools are popping up almost daily offering solutions to new and old problems. Data teams cannot afford to spend years building solutions because what we do today will be legacy tomorrow.

Join me as I discuss how to build resilient data ecosystems by taking a pragmatic approach of focusing on what is most important, learning from the old and embracing the new while being agile and creative.

The Why: Join this session to learn about what it takes to build a data ecosystem that withstands the test of time, grows with the business and adjusts to its changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating a customer-first approach when going through transformation
  • Don't re-invent the wheel
  • The importance of continuous learning and development of new tools and services

This session is for... Data professionals and anyone who wants to take a sneak peek into what it takes to keep up with both the increasing amounts of data and demands for data insights.

 

14:25

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Increase your Ability to Influence and Persuade

Charlene Bunting

Senior Director of Software Engineering
@ Datto

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

Career

Workforce

Advancing in your career requires the ability to lead change, and to become a successful change champion you need to lean on your ability to influence buy-in and persuade others to support your vision.

Join this session to demystify key leadership strategies to develop your powers of persuasion and amplify your influence across teams. This session breaks down the behavioral psychology of influence and persuasion into simple concepts and strategies to adopt.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn key tactics to build credibility and trusting relationships
  • How to strengthen communication appeals to senior leaders
  • Develop organizational intelligence

This session is for... people who want to become more effective change leaders.

14:25

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Increase your Ability to Influence and Persuade

Charlene Bunting

Senior Director of Software Engineering
@ Datto

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

Career

Workforce

Advancing in your career requires the ability to lead change, and to become a successful change champion you need to lean on your ability to influence buy-in and persuade others to support your vision.

Join this session to demystify key leadership strategies to develop your powers of persuasion and amplify your influence across teams. This session breaks down the behavioral psychology of influence and persuasion into simple concepts and strategies to adopt.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn key tactics to build credibility and trusting relationships
  • How to strengthen communication appeals to senior leaders
  • Develop organizational intelligence

This session is for... people who want to become more effective change leaders.

 

14:55

Duration:

30

Networking Break

20 October

Networking

14:55

Duration:

30

Networking Break

20 October

Networking

15:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Defining Your Data Science Strategy

Beth Logan, Ph.D.

Senior Director Data Science
@ Roku

20 October

Technical

Data

Digital

The use of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to create automated data-driven products is transforming customer experience and bottom-line efficiencies. To remain competitive, every company needs a plan for investment in Data Science.

In this session, we will provide a framework to think about Data Science. This will enable you to evaluate potential Data Science projects, to learn how to seed and grow Data Science in your organization and to understand what supporting teams and infrastructure are needed. We will describe this in the context of Roku's Data Science team, giving examples of products we have developed.

The Why: Learning how to take advantage of automated Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can transform your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to identify and evaluate initiatives that may benefit from Machine Learning
  • Learn how to start Machine Learning projects in new areas
  • Learn who to hire to seed and grow Data Science in your company

This session is for...

  • You if you are a leader who is not yet getting value from Machine Learning or wants to grow the value you already have.
  • You if you run or aspire to run a Data Science team

15:30

Duration:

30

Defining Your Data Science Strategy

Beth Logan, Ph.D.

Senior Director Data Science
@ Roku

Track:

Business Resilience

20 October

Technical

Data

Digital

The use of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to create automated data-driven products is transforming customer experience and bottom-line efficiencies. To remain competitive, every company needs a plan for investment in Data Science.

In this session, we will provide a framework to think about Data Science. This will enable you to evaluate potential Data Science projects, to learn how to seed and grow Data Science in your organization and to understand what supporting teams and infrastructure are needed. We will describe this in the context of Roku's Data Science team, giving examples of products we have developed.

The Why: Learning how to take advantage of automated Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can transform your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to identify and evaluate initiatives that may benefit from Machine Learning
  • Learn how to start Machine Learning projects in new areas
  • Learn who to hire to seed and grow Data Science in your company

This session is for...

  • You if you are a leader who is not yet getting value from Machine Learning or wants to grow the value you already have.
  • You if you run or aspire to run a Data Science team
 

15:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Creating a Data-Driven Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Anna Learis

Data Scientist, Inclusion and Diversity
@ Starbucks

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

D&I

While data analytics informs most company decisions, this data-driven approach often does not carry into the HR space. In this session, you will learn how to use data to inform and support your diversity and inclusion strategy. We will dive into the three life stages of an employee - recruitment, development, and retention - and discuss how to set actionable strategies to recruit more diverse talent, grow a strong internal development pipeline, and better retain employees.

Key Takeaways:

  • Increase knowledge of when and why candidates fall out of the recruitment pipeline
  • Better understand and control for managers’ biases in the performance management process
  • Identify and address potential pockets of high attrition before employee departures occur

15:30

Duration:

30

Creating a Data-Driven Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Anna Learis

Data Scientist, Inclusion and Diversity
@ Starbucks

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Workforce

D&I

While data analytics informs most company decisions, this data-driven approach often does not carry into the HR space. In this session, you will learn how to use data to inform and support your diversity and inclusion strategy. We will dive into the three life stages of an employee - recruitment, development, and retention - and discuss how to set actionable strategies to recruit more diverse talent, grow a strong internal development pipeline, and better retain employees.

Key Takeaways:

  • Increase knowledge of when and why candidates fall out of the recruitment pipeline
  • Better understand and control for managers’ biases in the performance management process
  • Identify and address potential pockets of high attrition before employee departures occur
 

15:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

GitHub Actions to the Rescue: Building a Resilient CI/CD Pipeline

Rizel Scarlett

Developer Advocate
@ GitHub

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

From building design systems to architecting APIs, engineers invest a lot of effort into developing great software, but we sometimes neglect to build reliable methods to deliver our software. Without the necessary automation in place, builds and deploys are prone to bugs and human error. Fortunately, GitHub is more than a place to store your code. It includes methods to automate almost anything including your CI/CD pipeline.

In this talk, Rizel Scarlett will discuss tips and tricks to implement resilient CI/CD pipelines, best DevOps practices, and more useful repository automation with GitHub Actions.

The Why: Deliver reliable software that keeps you and your team happy. By building a CI/CD pipeline with GitHub Actions, your team can focus more on the fun parts of engineering: coding and collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the benefits of building a resilient CI/CD pipeline
  • How to build with GitHub Actions
  • Join a live demo on how to setup a GitHub Action that packages your docker images on GitHub's container registry

This session is for… Open Source Maintainers, Open Source Contributors, Software Engineers, Mid-level Developers, Senior Developers, Startups, Engineering Managers, Frontend Developers, and folks looking looking to improve their DevOps knowledge.

15:30

Duration:

30

GitHub Actions to the Rescue: Building a Resilient CI/CD Pipeline

Rizel Scarlett

Developer Advocate
@ GitHub

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

From building design systems to architecting APIs, engineers invest a lot of effort into developing great software, but we sometimes neglect to build reliable methods to deliver our software. Without the necessary automation in place, builds and deploys are prone to bugs and human error. Fortunately, GitHub is more than a place to store your code. It includes methods to automate almost anything including your CI/CD pipeline.

In this talk, Rizel Scarlett will discuss tips and tricks to implement resilient CI/CD pipelines, best DevOps practices, and more useful repository automation with GitHub Actions.

The Why: Deliver reliable software that keeps you and your team happy. By building a CI/CD pipeline with GitHub Actions, your team can focus more on the fun parts of engineering: coding and collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the benefits of building a resilient CI/CD pipeline
  • How to build with GitHub Actions
  • Join a live demo on how to setup a GitHub Action that packages your docker images on GitHub's container registry

This session is for… Open Source Maintainers, Open Source Contributors, Software Engineers, Mid-level Developers, Senior Developers, Startups, Engineering Managers, Frontend Developers, and folks looking looking to improve their DevOps knowledge.

 

15:30

Duration:

30

Lightning Talk: Product Velocity: Getting Great Products to Market Fast

Fariha Chaudry

AVP, Head of Global Brand Development - US Tempo Insights Platform
@ Eli Lily

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Digital

Transformation

Product Velocity, is about getting innovative solutions and products to market quickly. How do you do it without compromising on quality in a way your customer has never seen or experienced before?

This session will walk you through how you can measure Product Velocity and then, through a combination of Agile, DevOps and Design Thinking, dramatically increase it.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to make the right product for your customer and to the market faster
  • Learn how to get your teams to "row in the same/right direction"
  • Identifying the success metrics for measuring Product Velocity

This session is for... mid-career in Product Management but can be relevant to Engineering, Design and Commercial organizations.

15:30

Duration:

30

Lightning Talk: Product Velocity: Getting Great Products to Market Fast

Fariha Chaudry

AVP, Head of Global Brand Development - US Tempo Insights Platform
@ Eli Lily

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Digital

Transformation

Product Velocity, is about getting innovative solutions and products to market quickly. How do you do it without compromising on quality in a way your customer has never seen or experienced before?

This session will walk you through how you can measure Product Velocity and then, through a combination of Agile, DevOps and Design Thinking, dramatically increase it.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to make the right product for your customer and to the market faster
  • Learn how to get your teams to "row in the same/right direction"
  • Identifying the success metrics for measuring Product Velocity

This session is for... mid-career in Product Management but can be relevant to Engineering, Design and Commercial organizations.

 

16:05

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Presentation Delivered by Cloudera

Carolyn Duby

Field Chief Technology Officer and Cyber Security Lead
@ Cloudera

20 October

Technical

Cybersecurity

Data

Session details coming soon...

16:05

Duration:

30

Presentation Delivered by Cloudera

Carolyn Duby

Field Chief Technology Officer and Cyber Security Lead
@ Cloudera

Track:

Tech Resilience

20 October

Technical

Cybersecurity

Data

Session details coming soon...

 

16:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Creating a Trusted Digital Identity Framework

Elizabeth Garber

Former VP Digital Products
@ Santander Bank

20 October

Technical

Digital

Cybersecurity

Your Digital Identity is an asset - and it will underpin how you engage with the economy as it shifts online. But the way we manage identity today results in major pain to individuals, businesses, governments, and society as a whole. No wonder that the industry faces disruptive forces on many fronts. As we tweak, dismantle, reassemble the ways we manage identity online, we must put humans at the heart of design - or risk introducing unintended problems into the digital economy.

The Why: Our approach to Digital Identity affects us all as individuals and as a society.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the value and assets within Digital Identity
  • Learn about the trends and substantial disruption facing the Digital Identity industry
  • Design the Digital Identity landscape for the humans and human-systems that, increasingly, rely upon it

This session is for...

  • You if you love thinking about how emerging tech can meet the latent (unspoken) needs of real people
  • You if you love thinking about human-centered design
  • You if you are passionate about identity technology - everything from know-your-customer, identification, and access management

16:40

Duration:

30

Creating a Trusted Digital Identity Framework

Elizabeth Garber

Former VP Digital Products
@ Santander Bank

Track:

Business Resilience

20 October

Technical

Digital

Cybersecurity

Your Digital Identity is an asset - and it will underpin how you engage with the economy as it shifts online. But the way we manage identity today results in major pain to individuals, businesses, governments, and society as a whole. No wonder that the industry faces disruptive forces on many fronts. As we tweak, dismantle, reassemble the ways we manage identity online, we must put humans at the heart of design - or risk introducing unintended problems into the digital economy.

The Why: Our approach to Digital Identity affects us all as individuals and as a society.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the value and assets within Digital Identity
  • Learn about the trends and substantial disruption facing the Digital Identity industry
  • Design the Digital Identity landscape for the humans and human-systems that, increasingly, rely upon it

This session is for...

  • You if you love thinking about how emerging tech can meet the latent (unspoken) needs of real people
  • You if you love thinking about human-centered design
  • You if you are passionate about identity technology - everything from know-your-customer, identification, and access management
 

16:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Creating Tech Resiliency in the Cloud

Anitha Rajagopalan

Senior Director of Applications Development
@ ECI Software Solutions

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

Session details coming soon...

16:40

Duration:

30

Creating Tech Resiliency in the Cloud

Anitha Rajagopalan

Senior Director of Applications Development
@ ECI Software Solutions

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

Session details coming soon...

 

16:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Career Staging: Charting Your Path with Intention

Tara Seppa

Director
@ Google Cloud

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Session details coming soon...

16:40

Duration:

30

Career Staging: Charting Your Path with Intention

Tara Seppa

Director
@ Google Cloud

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Session details coming soon...

 

16:40

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Developer Toolkits to Enabling End-to-End ML Systems

Francesca Lazzeri, Ph.D.

Principal Data Scientist Manager, Cloud and AI
@ Microsoft

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

Data

As we are leveraging data for making significant decisions that affect individual lives in domains such as health care, justice, finance, education, marketing, and employment, it is important to ensure the resilient, safe, ethical, and scalable use of machine learning.

In this session, Francesca Lazzeri, Ph.D. will share a few practical best practices on how to develop resilient machine learning systems: these new machine learning capabilities and open-source toolkits empower data scientists and developers to understand machine learning models, protect people and their data, and control the end-to-end machine learning process.

The Why: Data scientists know that no longer accuracy is the only concern when developing machine learning models, resilience and fairness must be considered as well. In order to make sure that machine learning solutions are scalable and fair and the value of their predictions easy to understand and explain, it is essential to build tools that developers and data scientists can use to scale and assess their machine learning system's fairness and mitigate any possible failures.

Key Takeaways:

This session will focus on machine learning resilience, by explaining the following aspects and tools:

  • Open-source tools for scaling your ML systems
  • Machine Learning frameworks to assess ML system’s fairness and mitigate any observed unfairness issues
  • Python tools for machine learning model governance and MLOps

This session is for... you if you are a data scientist and/or a developer looking to understand machine learning models, protect people and their data, and control the end-to-end machine learning operationalization process.

16:40

Duration:

30

Developer Toolkits to Enabling End-to-End ML Systems

Francesca Lazzeri, Ph.D.

Principal Data Scientist Manager, Cloud and AI
@ Microsoft

Track:

Workshop

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Software Engineer

Data

As we are leveraging data for making significant decisions that affect individual lives in domains such as health care, justice, finance, education, marketing, and employment, it is important to ensure the resilient, safe, ethical, and scalable use of machine learning.

In this session, Francesca Lazzeri, Ph.D. will share a few practical best practices on how to develop resilient machine learning systems: these new machine learning capabilities and open-source toolkits empower data scientists and developers to understand machine learning models, protect people and their data, and control the end-to-end machine learning process.

The Why: Data scientists know that no longer accuracy is the only concern when developing machine learning models, resilience and fairness must be considered as well. In order to make sure that machine learning solutions are scalable and fair and the value of their predictions easy to understand and explain, it is essential to build tools that developers and data scientists can use to scale and assess their machine learning system's fairness and mitigate any possible failures.

Key Takeaways:

This session will focus on machine learning resilience, by explaining the following aspects and tools:

  • Open-source tools for scaling your ML systems
  • Machine Learning frameworks to assess ML system’s fairness and mitigate any observed unfairness issues
  • Python tools for machine learning model governance and MLOps

This session is for... you if you are a data scientist and/or a developer looking to understand machine learning models, protect people and their data, and control the end-to-end machine learning operationalization process.

 

16:40

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: How To Network and Climb the Career Ladder

Anesha Dennis

Associate Director, IT Business Transformation
@ ElevateBio

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Networking

Session details coming soon...

16:40

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: How To Network and Climb the Career Ladder

Anesha Dennis

Associate Director, IT Business Transformation
@ ElevateBio

20 October

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Networking

Session details coming soon...

 

17:10

Duration:

30

Meet Up: VIP Drinks with Speakers

20 October

Networking

Join our speakers at the VIP networking reception for the opportunity to connect and quiz them further on their session. Please note that this Meet Up is exclusive to Premium Ticket Holders Only.

17:10

Duration:

30

Meet Up: VIP Drinks with Speakers

20 October

Networking

Join our speakers at the VIP networking reception for the opportunity to connect and quiz them further on their session. Please note that this Meet Up is exclusive to Premium Ticket Holders Only.