Ada: The Empowered Technologist

ThoughtWorks London
76-78 Wardour St,
W1F 0UR

Monday 17 October, 2016

Ada Lovelace changed the world. She helped shape the future of technology and paved the way for the connected society we live in today. She was curious, unafraid to question the norm and energised by finding creative solutions to solve problems across her field of expertise.

Ada was an Empowered Technologist. She taught us to relentlessly pursue our dreams in the face of adversity. She showed us that groundbreaking things happen when diverse minds come together and she reminds us to be defined by what we do, not who we are.

We are on a mission to create a more inclusive industry and, beyond that a more socially just world. Come and join us for an evening of talks, workshops and discussions, designed to inspire, educate and empower technologists whilst celebrating the efforts that are being made to make a difference within our industry.  

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Agenda

6.00pm

Registration

6.30pm

Event begins

Talk

'Levelling the playing field - providing opportunities & empowering people' by Jade Daubney, ThoughtWorks

In an age where technology is disrupting entire industries and increased focus is placed on providing an excellent customer experience, diversity and inclusivity in tech has never been more important. Empowered technologists are emerging from many different avenues but how do we recognise their potential and set them up for success?

Workshop

'Building resilient teams' - Renee Hawkins, Capability & Development Lead at ThoughtWorks

There is an increasing expectation for tech teams to deliver quickly and effectively, often with challenging constraints. Having the ability to handle difficult situations is crucial to team moral and delivery. This interactive session explores tools and techniques that will equip technologists and empower teams to be more resilient.

Panel

'As technologists, we have the potential to see and seize opportunities - but what do we need to do this?'

  • Mia Bennett, Head of Alliances & Special Projects at PwC
  • Chantal Constable, Director of Financial Services & Technology Consulting at CGI
  • Isabella Degen, Founder of Ayuda Heuristics
  • Eddie Jaoude, Senior Software Engineer & Community Advocate

8.00pm

Networking