How To Pitch An Idea To Get A ‘Yes’

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Session Overview

This masterclass is a game-changer! Too often brilliant technical and scientific minds fail to get their ideas past the decision-makers in their organization because business leaders don’t understand the benefit.

In this session, you will discover the secrets of speaking to the top of any organization. You will walk away with a model that ensures the business listens when you talk tech.

The Why: Too many brilliant ideas fail because decision-makers just don’t ‘get it’. Why? Because the presenter didn’t share the key information in the first 60-seconds. This masterclass changes all that.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the mindset of business leaders
  • Know the 4 key elements to include in the first minute of your talk
  • Learn a proven model that ensures the business listens

This session is for… Mid to senior managers seeking approval or funding from decision makers.

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  • Track - Workshop
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Premium Only

A critical ingredient of high-performance in any organization is a culture of psychological safety. Belonging is essential to humans. In times of social unrest, anxiety, post-pandemic fear and overall life stress, it’s vital that organizations create a way to galvanize support and manage complex change to create a culture where every employee, regardless of their background, feels that they belong.

Because the need to belong is universal and fundamental, focusing on it has the power to draw in the entire workforce, even those who might feel excluded from — or threatened by — current DE&I directives.

Psychological safety at work doesn’t mean that everybody is nice to each other all the time. It means that people feel free to “”brainstorm out loud,”” voice half-finished thoughts, openly challenge the status quo, share feedback, and work through disagreements together — knowing that leaders value honesty, candor, and truth-telling, and that team members will have one another’s backs. It is an atmosphere in which people fearlessly engage, question, experiment, and deliver value rather than fearing, blaming, and spending time protecting themselves. In this workshop, you’ll develop skills for growing psychological safety in yourself, your teams, and your organization.

The Why: Organizations that focus on creating environments centered around promoting psychological safety see increased employee retention, improved productivity and performance, greater creativity and innovation and an elevated employee experience.

So, who is responsible for creating such safety? All of us! When we model and cultivate psychological safety, we enable greater transparency, closer relationships, improved collaboration, and better outcomes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating psychological safety in your teams during uncertain times
  • How to lean into your authenticity as a leader
  • Providing your team with the tools to show up in strength and confidence
3:00pm
Workshop

Protecting Innovation In A Rapid Development Environment And Building Value

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Not To Be Missed
  • Premium Only

Tech organizations understand the importance of harnessing innovation to capture growth opportunities and maximize success. This mean tech providers must evolve their product portfolio, apply innovative technology to their operations, and adopt new go-to-market strategies that yield consistent results.

This workshop provides a detailed look into how such companies can devise strategies, plan effectively, and protect their innovation in order to succeed and stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing market. Join in as we dive in to how they can seize growth opportunities by uncovering methods to capture and protect innovation in a rapid development environment and explore best practices that can help you create value in their portfolio!

The Why: Attendees of the workshop will get the tools they need to create value from innovation efforts within their own organizations. They’ll learn how to shift from traditional linear models into quick cycles of experimentation so they can quickly integrate IP strategy into their product development with higher quality and expected ROI outcomes. They will leave feeling confident about their next steps towards creating high impact projects that innovate efficiently without sacrificing viability or intellectual property protection.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the common challenges facing tech organizations when innovating in a rapid development landscape (Agile or DevOps)
  • Learn best practices to adopt that integrate IP strategies into your product development and go-to-market strategies
  • Gain tips on how to use agility and data-driven decision-making to generate value in your product and IP portfolios that helps you
  • Capitalize on the growth potential, get stakeholder buy-in, or attract investment

This session is for…Technology leaders, Startup Leaders, Product Leaders, Scrum Masters.

3:00pm
Workshop

Embarking on a Data Transformation

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Digital Transformation
  • Premium Only

Embarking on a data transformation is like renovating your house while living in it – it’s challenging, but possible! In this engaging 60-minute workshop, you’ll learn why data transformations often fail, explore a practical framework that minimizes risks and delivers consistent business results, and discover tactics for navigating out of failures.

Whether you’re responsible for delivering data projects or a stakeholder who relies on data, this session will provide you with a pragmatic blueprint for success. You’ll walk away with practical, actionable strategies that will help you transform your data and enable your team to win with data.

The Why: Data is an essential asset for organizations, and data transformations are critical to unlocking its value. However, data transformations are complex and challenging, and many organizations struggle with failures and setbacks along the way. By attending this session, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the common pitfalls of data transformations and how to overcome them. They will also learn a practical framework that will help them minimize risks, deliver consistent business results, and navigate through failures, enabling them to succeed in their data transformation initiatives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the common reasons why data transformations fail and how to overcome them
  • Discover a practical framework and strategy that minimizes risks and delivers consistent business results
  • Failures happen, explore tactics for navigating out of them, ensuring that you can successfully complete your data transformation projects

This session is for… anyone who is responsible for delivering data projects, stakeholders who rely on data, or users of data. Sample profiles could include data analysts, data scientists, data engineers, business analysts, product owners, IT managers, and executives who oversee data initiatives. Regardless of your role or experience level, this workshop will provide you with practical, actionable strategies that will help you transform your data and enable your team to win with data.

11:40am
Workshop

Reacting in Real-Time: The Advantages of an Event-Driven Microservices Architecture

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Advanced Tech
  • Premium Only
  • Software Development

Event-driven microservices architecture is a software design approach that emphasizes the use of small, independent, and loosely-coupled services that communicate with each other via events. In this architecture, services are responsible for processing specific business events, and they communicate with each other asynchronously through event streams.

The event-driven architecture is based on the idea of an event, which is a significant occurrence in the system that other services can act on. Events can be generated by user actions, system events, or other services. Services can subscribe to specific types of events and perform actions based on them. This approach promotes decoupling and enables each service to operate independently and in isolation. In the market, there are event-driven services in the cloud: AWS Event Bridge, Azure Event Grid, and Google EventArc that provide intelligent routing and filtering capabilities to every event scenario and ensure that applications focus on core business logic rather than worrying about event routing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scalability: The architecture allows for horizontal scaling of services and enables the addition or removal of services without impacting the system’s overall functionality.
  • Flexibility: Each service can be developed, deployed, and maintained independently, which provides flexibility to update and modify services without impacting the entire system.
  • Resilience: Since services are decoupled, failures in one service do not impact the entire system, making the system more resilient.
  • Agility: The architecture enables faster development and deployment cycles due to the decoupling of services and the flexibility to make changes independently. However, implementing an event-driven microservices architecture also has some challenges.

This session is for… IT professionals, developers, software architects, or anyone interested in learning more about managing batch workflows with serverless technology. This presentation could be beneficial for individuals who are responsible for designing, building, or managing batch workflows, data pipelines, or machine learning training jobs, as well as those who are interested in leveraging the benefits of serverless architecture.

12:15pm
Presentation

Navigating The Modern Challenges of Entrepreneurship

30 mins
  • Track - frontier-leadership
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical

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