On 9th June 2016, thought leaders in tech, industry heads and like-minded professionals come together for an event that explores digital transformation and the role technology will play in the future of work.
The one-day event, located at Stamford Bridge, London, will delve into the booming tech industry in Britain. 24 speakers come together; from the likes of Natwest, Google, Sky and the Home Office. You’ll be bombarded with case studies from the nation’s leaders in the space.
Not only do you get a chance to learn about what has happened so far and what is happening now, you’ll get the opportunity to see the future as you hear from and mingle with an enviable network of change makers.
08:00 - 08:55
Registration & Light Breakfast
A chance to meet fellow attendees before the sessions get going, also the ideal coffee load up time.
08:55 - 09:00
Roar Media Founder Chris Towers introduces the event and welcomes all attendees.
09:00 - 09:25
Mayank Prakash, Director General, Digital Technology, UK Government
The UK's Biggest Digital Transformation Opportunity
Mayank Prakash, a figure head in the governments digital transformation efforts, will explore putting digital, data & technology at the heart of business transformation in the UK. Mayank will also draw on a government case study.
09:25 - 09:50
Carolyn Brown, Director of Information Services, University of Westminster
Tired of Transformation?
A presentation on change fatigue within an organisation. A challenge for many CIO's that is not often mentioned this talk will discuss change fatigue for executives who can lose interest in information technology once the burning platform has been fixed, when really this is where it gets interesting!
09:50 - 10:15
Nick Williams, Chief Consumer Digital Officer, Lloyds Bank
Our Digital Transformation Journey
Nick Williams leads all consumer facing digital businesses in Lloyds Banking Group. In this presentation Nick will run through the digital transformation journey of Lloyds, including their digital capabilities, the importance of increasing digital skills, innovation within and then how these changes supported the customer experience and journey.
10:15 - 10:40
Alison Vincent, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco UK&I
The Importance of Culture in Digitisation
Businesses hoping that their digital woes will be solved by shiny new technology and a surge in millennials joining the workforce are in for a shock. It turns out creating a positive digital culture at work and encouraging worker confidence in the digital tools they need to use in the workplace are the most significant variables to predict whether such roll-outs will be a success. Alison Vincent will discuss findings of a new survey commissioned by Cisco in partnership with the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), and outline the most likely factors to determine whether your business will succeed with digital technology roll-outs.
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee & Networking Break
Coffee & light refreshments served in the exhibition area.
11:00 - 11:20
Bruce Daisley, UK Managing Director, Twitter
Bruce Daisley runs the Twitter business in the UK & is responsible for the development of Twitter across most of Europe. In this presentation Bruce will identify how small incremental changes to the way we are using the web are having a significant change on the value of it, what this means & how we can adapt.
11:20 - 11:40
Gavin Sugden & Ranj Dale, Head of Technology & Divisional Director, GfK
Tomorrow's Technology Trends
A joint presentation from the Head of Technology & the Divisional Director of Technology & Media at GfK examine the technologies that will have the greatest impact on our lives now and in the future. They come together to discuss their "Tech Trends" that embody the future for brands, business & the connected consumer.
11:40 - 12:00
Jia-Yan Gu, Executive Director, Technology, Goldman Sachs
Truly New Thinking Can Only Come from Diversity
Today's rapid changes in technology reflect the way in which the ideas of our planet's people are changing.
The explosion of Internet access and with this access to online education everywhere means that there has never been a better time for women across the world to seize the opportunity to take leadership roles in tech communities and to shape the future of our civilisation. Only a diverse workforce can ignite new thinking and energise those around them to tackle the really big challenges that lay ahead of us.
12:00 - 12:45
Panel Session: Women in Tech
Jessie Link, Head of Engineering, Twitter
Holly Brockwell, Drum Woman of the Year 2015, Gadgette
Alexa Marenghi, Founder, Microsoft Codess
Gen Ashley, Director, Women Who Code UK
Bridget Randolph, Distilled
12:45 - 13:45
Light Lunch & Networking
A light standing lunch is served in the exhibition area.
13:45 - 14:05
Tess Alps, Former CEO & Current Chair, Thinkbox TV
The TV industry has always grabbed the latest technologies to make TV even better for viewers. Whether that’s production-side – colour, HD, CGI, 3D, 4K – or distribution-side – cable, satellite, digital broadcasting, broadband, mobile - the TV we watch today is in many ways unrecognisable from the medium launched eighty years ago to the public in the UK. The challenge for TV is to take the best of what technology offers, for viewers and advertisers, without letting it interfere with or compromise what makes TV so culturally important.
14:05 - 14:25
David Andrade, Head of Technology, William Hill
Leading a Technology Team
David Andrade is passionate about leading tech teams creating high performance teams to deliver great results in the most complex software development products. David will educate all on how using an agile approach teams will always try to improves processes and results.
14:25 - 14:45
Simon Matthews, Head of Technology, Sky
Managing, Motivating & Growing Successful High Contribution Teams
Simon Matthews is a business educated technologist with a career built in the technical solutions industry. He is currently responsible for the management and growth of technical assets Sky's apps landscape.
14:45 - 15:05
Catherine Mulligan, Head of Digital Strategy & Economics, Future Cities Catapult
Blockchain: Distributed Ledger Technology
Blockchain tech could change the way we do business and is one of the major disrupting technologies of our time with the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser encouraging the British Government to adopt the technology. We go further in depth and beyond the depth to truly understand the ledger technology.
15:05 - 15:30
Coffee & Networking Break
Coffee & light refreshments served in the exhibition area.
15:30 - 15:50
Tim Gent, Tech Lead, The Home Office
Open Source in Government - Past, Present & Future
Until recently the vast majority of Government IT has been outsourced, the shift now has moved to favour open source to improve cost efficiency. This requires new skill sets in place within, jobs need to shift to those with more digital experience. Tim explores the challenges that have come into play and the value of a skilled work force.
15:50 - 16:10
Neil Bellamy, Head of Technology, Natwest
The Role of Bankers in the Tech Ecosystem: Get Backing, Get Big, Get Bought
Most commentators would argue that the Banking industry is ripe for technology disruption. With new entrants and peer to peer platforms – is there a role for traditional relationship management banking in the tech ecosystem? In this presentation Neil makes the case for his industry.
He starts with an outline of the Natwest/RBS specialist proposition and how his team of 60 relationship managers can assist all through the rapid growth journey of a tech business.
He will then broaden the discussion to detail the common traits we observe throughout the growth lifecycle and demonstrate exactly how they can help at each stage, highlighting new unique products and services they have developed as a result. Finally, Neil will provide some recent case studies to bring the key issues together with some great success stories.
16:10 - 16:30
Thierry Bedos, Chief Technology Officer, Hotels.com
Driving a Technology Strategy in a Fast Paced eCommerce Organisation
Thierry Bedos is the CTO for Hotels.com, with the overall responsibility for the global technology organisation. With teams across the US, Europe & Asia Thierry is responsible for a hundred of professionals. Thierry will discuss the pressure of constant delivery, building a smart technical roadmap that adds business value and how to structure tech led initiatives so that you don't derail business delivery.
16:30 - 16:50
Yuval Dvir, Head of Partnerships, Google
Digital Business Success: Lessons Learned
Yuval Dvir has experience in leadership roles at both Skype & Google. In this presentation he will draw on his experience to the challenges and rewards of digital transformation through his own personal experience.
16:50 - 17:50
Panel Session: Digital Talent & Skills | Future of Work | Tech Talent
This panel session will explore the rapid rise in digital tech jobs. With 1.56m jobs in the sector and an increase 2.8x faster than the rest of the economy in job creation we look at the growing opportunity in the power the space holds.
17:50 - 19:30
Networking Drinks & Showcase Session
General Session finishes and complimentary drinks are served (both alcoholic & non-alcoholic).
It's also a chance to better meet our exhibitors and meet some exciting start ups.
To join in and be at the forefront of tech adoption in Britain secure your ticket today.
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