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How To Pitch An Idea To Get A ‘Yes’

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  • Career Development
  • Leadership
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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.

1:15pm
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Cracking the Code to Your Leadership Potential

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  • Career Development
  • Leadership
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Moving from being an independent contributor to managing people is one of the hardest career shifts you can go through. How do you prepare for it? How do you know if you’re doing a good job? In this hands-on workshop, we will go through key differentiators that make a good manager and a good leader and introduce ways to grow in your role and prepare for the next one.

Key Takeaways:

  • Moving from Individual Contribution to Leadership
  • Identifying the difference between a leader and a manager
  • How to create psychological safety as a Leader during unstable times in your team
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Creating An AI-Driven Employee Experience

60 mins
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  • Leadership
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Artificial intelligence (AI) workshop focuses on how intelligent automation can empower employees to drive greater value. Participants will learn about how AI can increase employee empowerment, engagement, and productivity.

Through interoperability of systems, enhanced predictive modeling, elimination of manual work to balance workload, and chatbots. We will dive into the practical enterprise use cases of how AI is changing the way we think about work. Participants will also get a firsthand look at some of the leading examples and best practices.

Key Takeaways:

  • AI risks and benefits within an organization
  • Minimizing business disruption with AI
  • Automation journey through an HR lens

This session is for…Business Leaders, Engineers, IT, HR.

11:05am
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Building Customer Trust By Showcasing Your Security Practices

30 mins
  • Track - Frontier Tech
  • Non-Technical
  • Security

Security is the #1 topic around the world and all companies are focused on how to protect their assets, data, locations and people. They expect that same rigor from their vendors. Security is a strategy that enables market access, branding, reputation and ultimately revenue. Having a good security organization is not good enough to maintain your customers’ trust.

The Why: Has your company built a security story that clearly outlines your ethos, accomplishments and path to support revenue creation? If not, you might be at risk of losing your customers’ trust. Come join this discussion to see how to build and maintain your customers’ trust.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to win the trust of new and current customers by marketing your security practices
  • Understand how to communicate cyber, physical, supply chain and business resiliency effectively to sales and non-technical people who influence revenue with customers
  • Identify topics that your customer wants to hear more about like vulnerability management, global events and challenges to fulfilling services you offer them

This session is for… you if you thought that all areas of security in your company are just behind-the-scenes protection and an operating expense only. It is actually one of the most valuable areas to showcase as a trust & verify activity, creating revenue and ensuring customer’s trust and loyalty.

11:05am
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Implementing an AI Security Framework

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Non-Technical
  • Not To Be Missed
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Machine Learning and AI have been at the core of many businesses. AI allows businesses to implement powerful solutions that increase productivity and give their customers delightful experiences. But, as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility! When it comes to AI, there are a lot of security considerations that need to be accounted for, such as user data privacy, wrong prediction implications, vulnerability to model manipulation, bias, explainability, and much more.

Does your company have an AI Security framework? Together, we’ll embark on the journey of implementing an AI framework, similar to the one we have at BILL. We’ll examine the security concerns that we faced at every step and the resulting AI security framework that it led to.

The Why: As AI and ML become more prevalent in every business, it’s important to start thinking about the AI security framework now, as opposed to waiting for the first breach or incident.

Key Takeaways:

  • You will learn about BILL’s journey of bringing a core document extraction feature to our customers
  • You will learn about different security challenges we faced along the way
  • You will gain an understanding of the main aspect of creating an AI Security Framework.

This session is for you if… you work in the space of AI or Security.

11:05am
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Power of the Ask: Breaking Through Imposter Syndrome to Ask for What You Deserve

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only

When preparing to make an important ask, such as asking for a raise, requesting an international office transfer, or pitching a bold new idea, imposter syndrome can stop us from asking for what we want, deserve, and believe in.

In this creative workshop, we will dive deeper into understanding the 5 archetypes of imposter syndrome and you will create your own tool to help you overcome the imposter whenever it rears its ugly head.

The Why: Imposter syndrome is one of the key reasons women are not asking for what they want and deserve.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the archetypes of imposter syndrome and how to identify them.
  • Tools to help you when preparing to make an ask and overcome the imposter, including creating your own “”WINS”” poster that you can take home as a visual reminder.
  • Stories from other women in the room to remind you that you are not alone!

This session is for… YOU if you believe imposter syndrome has at one point held you back, or is currently holding you back, from asking for the things you deserve and living the life you want.

11:05am
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Leading Your Team Through Turbulent Times

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only

The world has experienced its fair share of shared trauma in the last three years. On top of that, individual struggles like health issues or the passing of a loved one mean your employees and colleagues are no strangers to experiencing turbulence in their lives.

While advice on how to react to specific hardships is plentiful, we often look for them because we’re worried about saying or doing the right thing. Truly supporting those who are suffering through a multitude of issues requires us to decenter ourselves to understand different perspectives in terms of communication and support.

Content Warning: Please note that this session may cover topics that some may find uncomfortable to engage in including mental health and health conditions.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to step up as a leader for your employees during challenging times
  • Creating psychological safety in your teams
  • Policies and methods to support your employees through life challenges
11:40am
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Innovating For The Future While Winning Customers Today

30 mins
  • Track - Frontier Strategies
  • Digital Transformation
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical

Innovation has always been vital to the survival and the growth of any business, but the need to innovate at a fast pace is crucial now more than ever. Technology companies need to innovate for maintaining competitive advantage today and to also continue growing in the future. Business uncertainties and everyday challenges make investing in innovation a challenge. Different processes and investment models are required for teams to innovate on current products vs creating completely new or disruptive products.

Join this session to learn how to build an organization that can innovate for the future while delivering differentiated value today.

The Why: Innovation is key to the survival of Tech Companies. Innovating while managing uncertainty and innovating for the future while meeting current demands is challenging and needs intentional sponsorship and focus from Tech Leaders.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to focus on future innovation while delivering differentiated customer value today?
  • How to manage uncertainties and create an adaptive innovation strategy?
  • How to build mechanisms and an environment that enables teams to innovate?

This session is for… you if you are a Senior/Director+ Tech Leader who is responsible for innovation and/or delivery of differentiated customer value.

1:15pm
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Future-Proofing Your Technology Ecosystem

30 mins
  • Track - Frontier Tech
  • Digital Transformation
  • Leadership
  • Technical

Imagine a future where your technology ecosystem is resilient, adaptable, and thriving! Sound like a dream? Let’s break it down and embark on a forward-looking journey, delving into flexible architectures, novel technologies, and the central role of culture.

We’ll discuss the art of merging business acumen with tech prowess, aligning your skills with organizational visions, and continuous learning to create a truly robust and innovative tech ecosystem for the ever-evolving future.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of business acumen and aligning technology with business goals
  • Strategies for creating an inclusive and innovative culture in software engineering teams
  • Adopting emerging technologies and a flexible architecture for a future-proof ecosystem

This session is for… Technology leaders, engineers, and advocates eager to future-proof their tech ecosystems, enhance business acumen, and embrace inclusivity for a resilient tomorrow.

3:35pm
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Sustainable Product Design

30 mins
  • Track - Frontier Strategies
  • Digital Transformation
  • Non-Technical

Sustainable product design is the new frontier of design. Resources on the planet are limited, and excessive depletion, pollution and carbon emission are causing global climate change. Proliferation of consumer electronics with technologies like IoT and AI is exacerbating the problem.

Our future survival is dependent on how well we source and use our planet’s limited resources responsibly. Companies that have responsible sustainable designs will be the ones that come out ahead in the next 30 years.

The Why: Many countries will soon implement mandates for companies to operate and care about designing sustainability for a minimal carbon footprint to protect the planet and all species, including us.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why you and your organization should care about sustainable design
  • How your carbon footprint is generated in the life of a consumer electronics
  • How to your reduce carbon footprint when designing next-generation consumer electronics

This session is for… you if you want to learn how to apply sustainable design or work for a socially responsible organization.

4:10pm
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How to Build a Sustainable Pipeline where Diverse Talent Thrives

30 mins
  • Track - Frontier Strategies
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion
  • Non-Technical

Despite a heightened focus on DEI+B, particularly in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter protests around the world, more talks around corporate social responsibility and an increase in underserved women founders in STEM/Tech industries, there still remains significant gaps between talk and action at many companies.

LinkedIn data shows that while 69% of talent professionals agree their organizations are committed to more diverse hiring, only 47% feel their hiring managers are held accountable for interviewing a diverse slate of candidates so this equates to prepared diverse talent not having access for equitable hiring practices, recruitment or advancement in the workplace.

In this session we’ll explore and dig into ways recruiters, managers and team leads can not only recruit qualified diverse talent but prepare the company culture for their arrival and advancement in leadership roles.

11:40am
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Navigating Complexity in Uncertain Times

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

As leaders and managers, we have moments when a curveball strikes, seemingly out of nowhere. We find ourselves faced with making a strategic decision with incomplete information and a high degree of uncertainty. If ever there was a moment to pause and think intentionally about leading through complexity and uncertainty, that time is now.

We have experienced the most disruptive healthcare and economic crisis in modern times. This session will build on lessons learned to look at shaping our mindset and practices now to set the tone for our response next time the charted path no longer meets needs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know your true north: Be intentional and transparent with your business and people strategy so everyone is facing the same direction
  • Foster an open and supportive people culture – visibly celebrate your people and encourage them to celebrate each other
  • Arm yourself with supportive peers and trusted advisors, staying true to your values and implementing a ‘gut check’ cadence

This session is for… leadership with strategic decision-making responsibilities and for anyone in a supervisory role with the authority to make decisions that impact others.

11:40am
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Showing Up as the Confident Leader You Are

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
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1:50pm
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Breaking Silos: Building a Mindset and Culture of Quality

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Leadership
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Join this dynamic workshop designed for leaders and employees who want to improve collaboration and communication within their organization. During this engaging and interactive session, participants will explore the root causes of silos and learn practical strategies for overcoming them.

Through a mix of group discussions, case studies, and hands-on experiential exercises, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of silos on productivity, innovation, and morale. You will also learn techniques for breaking down barriers, fostering cross-functional teamwork, and building a culture of openness and trust. Participants will leave the seminar with a clear action plan for implementing the strategies they have learned and the confidence and skills to drive change in their organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identifying silos in your organization, their negative effects and the importance of communication and collaboration
  • Developing a common language and shared purpose
  • Creating a culture of transparency and accountability
  • Leveraging technology to support teamwork and knowledge sharing

This session is for… Leaders looking to improve team dynamics, or those seeking to be more effective in a collaborative environment.

2:25pm
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Getting & Staying Ahead in Technology: Lead with Purpose

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

For any woman currently in a technology position or for those looking to explore a career in tech, it is important for them to consider how to succeed in the field today. Sarah Martin has worked in the tech space for nearly two decades and has successfully risen through the ranks of a traditionally and heavily male-dominated field.

For any woman currently in a technology position or for those looking to explore a career in tech, it is important for them to consider how to succeed in the field today. Sarah Martin has worked in the tech space for nearly two decades and has successfully risen through the ranks of a traditionally and heavily male-dominated field.

Part of the secret to her success has been finding new opportunities to stretch herself and build new skills, ultimately becoming what she calls “”an operator”” and not just a great technology professional. Most important to Sarah’s own career trajectory has been her ability to connect her work to a deep societal purpose.

In this presentation, Sarah will offer advice for women looking to learn how to get and stay ahead in technology. Sarah’s guidance will help you learn how to connect to your own purpose as THE greatest source of your professional growth and success.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to get and stay ahead in technology today by challenging yourself to build your business, and not just your technology, acumen
  • How to find a deeper purpose in your work, including how to think about the application of technology as a powerful source of good
  • How applying your purpose can help guide new transformational technologies, inspire greater team engagement, and become the best source of good decision-making and leadership
3:00pm
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Building a Diverse Data Analytics Team in Your Journey To Becoming a Data-Led Organization

30 mins
  • Track - frontier-leadership
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical

The demand for data is only increasing, bringing data analytics teams front and center with opportunities to help propel their business. In this session, we will discuss how to scale build diverse data teams, the key roles to hire for, how to drive data-enabled business growth, and what data analytics with cybersecurity looks like today and as the industry continues to evolve.

The Why: High-growth companies are becoming increasingly reliant on data and data analytics teams to analyze and inform their business. As this reliance on data grows, the demand for data experts skyrockets. With this in mind, it is crucial that organizations are able to optimize for strategic hires with diverse perspectives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Defining your tech and organizational strategy to prioritize strategic hires
  • How to approach diversity and inclusion when building these teams
  • How to drive data-enabled business growth and the right data-driven culture within the company by leveraging analytics, data science, and machine learning

This session is for… you if you are interested in the future of data analytics and how to hire a well-rounded, diverse data team.

3:00pm
Workshop

Creating A Culture Where Your People Belong

60 mins
  • 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

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