Roundtables

Roundtables

Roundtables enable you to meet with peers in an exclusive business environment. An open forum to discuss issues within the industry and how to tackle them.

Roundtables are a crucial part of Women in Business & Tech Expo, providing you place to share opinions and thoughts in an open discussion, and listen to other points of view. It is also a fantastic opportunity to make connections and network.

To be considered for a roundtable you must purchase your ticket. For any queries, please email info@exhibitions.co.uk

WOMEN IN TECH ROUNDTABLES

How roles within Technology are changing and the impact on women?


Details: Wednesday 20th October, 10:00-11:00am BST

Synopsis: The number of women working in digital has been hovering around 17% for the past decade*. There are theories as to why focused on culture, STEM education and the perception of requirements. As large organisations increasingly focus on the digital agenda, how are roles within IT changing and what is the impact of that change on women at work? What can businesses do to attract more women into IT roles to increase their diversity in a meaningful way?

Moderator/ Speakers:

Jennifer Wetton, Head of Change Integration

Ildefonso Olmedo, Director of Innovation

Damien Shieber, Head of Culture and Experience TBC

Lucy Weir, COO Planning and Strategy (moderator)

Entry criteria: Women in tech including technologists 

Leadership and technology through the lens of our engineers


Details: Wednesday 20th October, 12-1pm BST

Objective: To discuss the leadership and technology through real experiences of our engineers

Synopsis: In a changing world technology is taking a key role as part of our normal lives. Whether that is about getting us through the day, keeping us safe, managing our money or communicating with our friend, technology is playing a growing role. Leading a large organisation through technology changes needs leaders who are not only tech savvy but have the leadership capability to step up and help their teams to navigate the ever changing requirements or our customers. During this round table you will hear from a number of Thales engineers who not only work with changing technology but in some cases have additional responsibilities as a leader of a team or business. You will have the opportunity to listen to their stories and ask questions on how they have achieved in their roles and what you should consider if you are looking to take a similar path in your engineering career.

Moderator/ Speakers: Alan Firmin, Head of HR & Talent, UK Engineering

Entry criteria: Women in engineering leadership and technology roles who may be looking for a new challenge in a growing engineering company.

    Qualifications: Engineering Degree or equivalent

    Relaunching Your Career in a Pandemic

    Details: Wednesday 20th October, 2:30-3:30pm BST

    Objective: To share experiences of returning to work after a career break, during a pandemic.

    Synopsis: Returning to work after a career break may never have been more daunting. As the pandemic continues, join recent returners and Capgemini’s Relaunch programme managers as they share their stories, insights and tips for getting back into work in our “new normal.” Returners Jenni Campbell and Vijyeta Gaur, who joined Capgemini in 2021, will share their experiences on the recruitment process, onboarding, and support to thrive in their new roles.

    Moderator/ Speakers:

    Clare Mills, Programme Managers - Relaunch@Capgemini Programme

    Jenni Campbell, PMO Analyst

    Vijyeta Gaur, PMO Analyst

    Entry criteria: Anyone who has had a career break. Previous business or technology experience if required e.g. Business Analyst, project management, PMO roles.

    Returnships, Career Breaks and Finding Your Feet – Can Women Really Have it All?

    Details: Thursday 21st October, 11-12pm BST

    Synopsis: Gender equality in the workplace has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, but there is still work to do to narrow the gap. Returnships are tailored placements that give women the opportunity to get back into work after time away and ease the anxieties that come with returning to the office. During this session we’ll discuss the benefits of returnships, balancing work and home life and what it’s really like to return to work after a career break.

    Entry criteria: Women in tech and career returners

    BUSINESS OWNERS ROUNDTABLE

    A More Cyber Secure Future in a more Hybrid World

    Details: Thursday 21st October, 10-11am BST

    Objectives: To discuss cyber security and specifically how this impacts small businesses.

    Synopsis: The world of work has changed dramatically over the last 18 months. Hybrid/remote working is here to stay, and ecommerce sales are now an essential route to market for many businesses. Yet too few small businesses truly understand the extent of the challenges they face when it comes to a range of cyber security threats including ransomware, data breaches, Wi-Fi vulnerability, Phishing and ‘Cloud Hacking’.

    This roundtable sponsored by Dell Technologies and facilitated by leading cyber security expert, Lisa Forte, brings together an authoritative panel of business owners to discuss the challenges and opportunities this new world of work presents to the UK small business community, including key practical steps on how to enhance your cyber security and secure your business.

    Moderator/ Speakers: Lisa Forte, Cyber Security Expert; Partner at Red Goat Cyber Security; Co-Founder - Respect in Security.

    Entry criteria: Small businesses of 1-99 employees: Business Owners; IT Decision makers; Women in Tech; Entrepreneurs; Business founders; Business Starters; Business Directors. Must have responsibility or part of the decision-making process for the IT security of their small business

    RETURNERS ROUNDTABLES

    Managing the Juggle: balancing your career and life in the new era of work

    Details: Wednesday 20th October, 11-12pm BST

    Objective: To share their insights and reflect on the skills they have developed and share their best tips and tricks.

    Synopsis: Led by Grazia’s Rebecca Holman, Magic Radio’s Kaylee Golding and Bauer’s Simone Thomas, this roundtable will discuss the cognitive overload women may face trying to juggle work and personal life, returning to work after maternity leave or starting a new job in the industry – and what Bauer and other companies have done to make this as easy as possible. The discussion will focus particularly on the past year and the impact Covid/working from home/hybrid working has had on females and working parents, now and in the future.

    Entry criteria: Anyone from any industry.

    Relaunching Your Career in a Pandemic

    Details:
    Wednesday 20th October, 2:30-3:30pm BST

    Objective: To share experiences of returning to work after a career break, during a pandemic.

    Synopsis: Returning to work after a career break may never have been more daunting. As the pandemic continues, join recent returners and Capgemini’s Relaunch programme managers as they share their stories, insights and tips for getting back into work in our “new normal.” Returners Jenni Campbell and Vijyeta Gaur, who joined Capgemini in 2021, will share their experiences on the recruitment process, onboarding, and support to thrive in their new roles.

    Moderator/ Speakers:

    Clare Mills, Programme Manager - Relaunch@Capgemini Programme

    Jenni Campbell, PMO Analyst

    Vijyeta Gaur, PMO Analyst

    Entry criteria: Anyone who has had a career break. Previous business or technology experience if required e.g. Business Analyst, project management, PMO roles.

    Returnships, Career Breaks and Finding Your Feet – Can Women Really Have it All?

    Details: Thursday 21st October, 11-12pm BST

    Synopsis: Gender equality in the workplace has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, but there is still work to do to narrow the gap. Returnships are tailored placements that give women the opportunity to get back into work after time away and ease the anxieties that come with returning to the office. During this session we’ll discuss the benefits of returnships, balancing work and home life and what it’s really like to return to work after a career break.

    Entry criteria: Career returners and women in tech

    JOB SEEKER ROUNDTABLES

    Managing the Juggle: balancing your career and life in the new era of work

    Details: Wednesday 20th October, 11-12pm BST

    Objective: To share their insights and reflect on the skills they have developed and share their best tips and tricks.

    Synopsis: Led by Grazia’s Rebecca Holman, Magic Radio’s Kaylee Golding and Bauer’s Simone Thomas, this roundtable will discuss the cognitive overload women may face trying to juggle work and personal life, returning to work after maternity leave or starting a new job in the industry – and what Bauer and other companies have done to make this as easy as possible. The discussion will focus particularly on the past year and the impact Covid/working from home/hybrid working has had on females and working parents, now and in the future.

    Entry criteria: Anyone from any industry.