WeAreTechWomen hosted on 11-13 May its first three-day virtual conference for female technologists, ‘One Tech World’.
The three-day conference saw over 1,500 delegates log on around the globe, from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Bank of England, Mastercard, UBS, EY, Nationwide, National Grid, BT, Mettle, Dell, Vodafone, Schroders, Ipsos, Atos, and Santander.
The event consisted of two stages, ‘Let’s Talk Tech’ and ‘Career Development’, with 197 speakers, held over 20 Q&A panels and shared over 130 webinars. Delegates could shape their own learning as well as revisiting sessions they may have missed, with a 30-day playback.
Across the three days, participants at ‘One Tech World’ Conference listened to high-profile speakers including Georgie Barrat, Technology Journalist & TV Broadcaster, The Gadget Show; June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award Winning Author; Air Marshal Sue Gray CB OBE MSc CEng FIET FREng, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Royal Air Force; Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes; Professor Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, TED Speaker, Business Author & Former CEO; Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Tracy Edwards MBE, Founder, The Maiden Factor; and Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Silicon Valley leader, Author & Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc., plus many more.
Participants viewed over 130 webinars on topics such as Future World of Work, Technology Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, The Future of Data, The Wonder of Wearables, Data Science, The Future of Drones, FinTech, The Future of Robotics, Cloud Technologies, Quantum Computing, Coding, Innovation in Health Tech, Transformation & Change, Ethics in Tech, The Challenges for Tech Business, Post-Pandemic, Cloud Native, DevOps, Agile, Blockchain, CryptoAssets, Tokenisation, De-Si, and Collaboration Tools. Attendees could also pose their questions to speakers via a number of virtual Q&A sessions.
Networking and visiting an exhibition hall were still on the agenda – albeit virtually. Throughout the three days, delegates at the ‘One Tech World’ Conference had the opportunity to visit over 20 exhibitors and sponsor booths to meet representatives from their companies virtually.