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Join us as we journey through the talent process - hiring, to promotion, to retention – and share insights on how to open doors to tech. How can access to tech roles and tech organisations be widened for diverse and all-too-often underrepresented talent? What is the organisational and industry-wide framework required for diversifying the talent coming into the workplace, and importantly – how do we ensure that the future leaders are welcomed, not put off, careers in this space?
It’s important that our technological innovations and advancements are ethical, and have a positive impact on society, the environment, and the people who use them. From AI, to AR, to VR, cryptocurrencies and beyond, let’s unpack the benefits of emerging tech…and the damaging sides too.
As technology advances at lightning speed, are we stopping to assess what we want that tech to do, putting people and planet at the forefront? Will they ultimately benefit our world? Or will we lose control of our developments and augment the existing inequities in the industry and society?
40 minutes to take a break from the day’s content, have some cognitive down-time, reflect on what you’ve heard so far, complete any personal tasks you might have, or move around the room if you’re able.
Developing Your Personal Brand in a Digital World
How to Get Value from Your Data
Creating Equitable Workplaces in The New World of Work
An opportunity to get peer-supported advice on your tech, DEI, or professional development-related questions, from your fellow WIT delegates. Come armed with the issues you’re having and the questions you might have for other like-minded professionals, and we’ll give you the space and time to share advice, support, and insights.
CEO of B2Bee Match, Founders of Tech Canada Advocates, and regular feature on the most influential women in tech lists, KC Goundiam is a true powerhouse. In 30 minutes, she’ll be sharing her most valuable insights into innovating better with diverse teams, creating positive impact with our data, and learning lessons from the most inclusive industries. You don’t want to miss this one...
It’s competition time! We invite the Women in IT Community to listen into some of the most impactful and innovative ideas for boosting representation in the Canadian tech industry, to be pitched and then scrutinised by a vibrant panel of experts. And the best part? You get to vote for the winner.
30 minutes to take a break from the day’s content, have some cognitive down-time, reflect on what you’ve heard so far, complete any personal tasks you might have, or move around the room if you’re able. There’ll also be a speed networking session if you’d like to connect over the Impactful Ideas Stage!
Whether it’s internal sustainability policies, a net zero strategy, or designing tech for good products, the tech industry and its wonderful minds have the capacity to tackle one of our world’s most glaring problems – climate change. But we can’t just rely on the for-good start-ups and clean tech enthusiasts to solve the problem. Join this trio of speakers as they share their thoughts on how technologists and the industry as a whole can collaboratively make an impact to save our planet.
Aligning social, sustainability, and growth objectives can be a challenge for many tech organisations today. From diversity, equity & inclusion, to environmental policies, and so much more, it’s important that tech leaders can identify areas to create maximum positive impact, while sticking true to their business priorities. This closing keynote will shine a light on how we can cultivate purpose-driven culture in the tech industry and its organisations, by focusing on values.