WIT Europe Summit Agenda 2021

Morning Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM  to  10:10 AM v Main Plenary

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Morning Welcome Remarks

 

Speakers:
Breda McCague. Co-Founder & Lead. LeanIn Ireland.
Maeliza Seymour. CEO & Co-Founder. Codist.
Jenna Kelly. Senior Conference Producer. Bonhill plc.
Opening Panel: Diversity Conversations Across Europe: Progress from Country to Country
10:10 AM  to  10:55 AM v Webinar

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  • Adopting an awareness of varying progress in diversity, equity & inclusion across the continent 

  • Tailoring our language and approaches dependent on the context and region – direct approaches vs treading lightly 

  • The last year in news; what have been the landmark events in equality politics from nation to nation? 

  • Where are the hurdles geographically when it comes to gender, race, disability representation, age, and LGBTQ+ representation? 

 

 

Speakers:
Dr. Cristina Aranda. Consultant in Digitalisation and AI. MujeresTech & Spain AI.
Dániel Waliduda. Progam Coordinator, HIV Peer Service. Háttér Society.
Åsa Nilsson Billme. Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Nordea.
Oliwia Bosomtwe. Editor-in-Chief,. Noizz.
Madhavi Reddy. EMEA Leader - Migrations Acceleration Program. Amazon Web Services.

Stream 1 - Supporting Diverse Leaders

Stream 1 - Supporting Diverse Leaders
CONVERSATION: Do We Really Need to Send the Elevator Down?
11:00 AM  to  11:30 AM v Main Plenary

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  • Our expectations of marginalised voices at the top
  • How to be a role model & mentor, without taking on sole responsibility for diversity
  • Creating a company-wide structure which promotes and empowers diverse leadership, and proactively encourages career progression
  • Providing more supportt for senior staff from typically underrepresented groups
Speakers:
Lisa Spencer. Vice President, Marketing. Irdeto.
Deborah Choi. Co-Founder. Founderland.

Stream 2 - Growth & Transformation with Tech

Stream 2 - Growth & Transformation with Tech
FIRESIDE CHAT: Transformation of Legacy Businesses vs Digital Natives
11:00 AM  to  11:30 AM

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  • Digital transformation investment should continue post-pandemic, but some organisations have more work to do than others
  • How can European legacy businesses play catch-up within digital transformation?
  • Evolving transformation to optimisation: how to digitise internal business
  • Create growth and profitability from digital transformation projects, learning from global start-ups
Speakers:
Suzana Curic. Head of Digital Native and ISV business at Amazon Web Services Iberia. AWS.
Susana Delgado. Digital Strategy Director. PagoNxt.
Ravina Mutha. Co-Founder. Enterprise Bot.

Stream 1 - Supporting Diverse Leaders

Stream 1 - Supporting Diverse Leaders
PRESENTATION: Europe’s Venture Capital Hide & Seek – Find the Diverse Tech Founders
11:35 AM  to  11:55 AM

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  • How and why tech companies with diverse leadership perform better
  • Do investors believe gender plays a role in access to funding?
  • Identifying the biggest barriers & challenges underrepresented groups face in getting funding
  • With such a small percentage of VC funding going to underrepresented founders – what needs to change?
Speaker:
Gary Stewart. Founder & CEO. FounderTribes.

Stream 2 - Growth & Transformation with Tech

Stream 2 - Growth & Transformation with Tech
PRESENTATION: Creating Growth with Data Analytics
11:35 AM  to  11:55 AM

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How does one turn an art into a science? With data, of course! By determining what data points best reveal the health and sustainability of a community project, people can discover more and evaluate why to get involved scientifically instead of using just experience and instinct.

 

In this talk, Cali and Leslie will discuss how their work at Red Hat allows open source communities to use data to empower themselves, and to shape their community engagement. They will also explore how this data allows businesses to make more educated decisions on which communities to invest in when considering business goals and return on investment.

Attendees will leave this presentation with a solid understanding of how Red Hat gathers data to ensure that our participation in open source software communities best advances the technology state of the art for all.

 

 

Speakers:
Cali Dolfi. Data Scientist. RedHat.
Leslie Hawthorn. Vertical Community Strategy Manager. RedHat.
CLOSING Q&A: You Either Win…or You Learn
12:00 PM  to  12:25 PM

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  • Changing the old mentality of ‘win or lose’, and reshaping our attitudes for better performance
  • Not simply accepting failure, but actively encouraging it and seeking those opportunities for learning
  • What exactly can we learn from mistakes? And how does that actively translate into positive change?
  • Where does our obsession with perfection and succeeding come from? And how can we start to unpack that psychologically?

 

 

Speakers:
Kirsty Sharman. Founder. Referral Factory.
Riya Karumanchi. Founder & CEO. SmartCane.
Stanley Nyoni. Founder. The Sustainability Collaborative & Leading from Love.
Closing morning remarks
12:25 PM  to  12:30 PM
Lunch Break & Networking
12:30 PM  to  2:30 PM

Masterclass 1

Masterclass 1
How to Use Gender Partnership and Advocacy to achieve equity & inclusion
2:30 PM  to  3:30 PM

To register for the masterclass, please register for the summit and follow the link in your confirmation email

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96% of organisations report progress when men are actively involved in gender initiatives. Yet, for too long, gender inclusion has been framed as a women’s issue – overlooking the pivotal role men can play. 

But how do we achieve a truly collaborative and inclusive approach where people of all genders work together in making change happen? Drawing on Catalyst research and the MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) movement, we will explore what effective Gender Partnership and Advocacy in the workplace look like.

Participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of how to engage more men in the equity conversation and how gender equity benefits everyone
  • how to identify and overcome common obstacles to positive change
  • reflect on how individuals and organizations can build and apply advocacy skills that are transferable beyond gender
  • take away fresh perspectives on how to reinvigorate DEI initiatives
Speakers:
Jose M. Romero. Director, MARC Alumni Learning & Engagement. Catalyst.
Sandra Ondraschek-Norris. VP Global MARC Learning. Catalyst.

Masterclass 2

Masterclass 2
How to Maintain Inclusive Comms in Hybrid Working
2:30 PM  to  3:30 PM

To register for the masterclass, please register for the summit and follow the link in your confirmation email

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  • Identifying what you and your employees have found better about your remote working life
  • Are your internal organisational communications truly inclusive? Is digital better?
  • How to collect data and insights around organisational communication, your team’s needs, and inclusive methods
  • A sneak peek at best practices for inclusive communication
  • How to create an inclusive communication strategy for 1-2-1, teams, and organisation-wide
  • How can you keep up the benefits of digital communication when in-person working resumes?
Speaker:
Suzan Hourieh Lindberg. Co-Founder & CEO. The Social Few.