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7:15 am Deep Dive Registration & Breakfast

7:30 am Breakfast Deep Dive B | Leveraging AI, Machine Learning & The Latest Tech to Prepare for the Future of Work

9:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

9:30 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

Radically Building a Smarter Business

9:40 am Discover: Rethinking How We Develop Tech-Enabled Learning Cultures


  • Traditional thinking we need to challenge around how we enable cultures of learning in tech
  • What are the key roadblocks to effective learning and development in fast-paced, super-dynamic tech businesses?
  • How can we leverage technology to drive engagement, collaboration and self-directed learning in tech?

10:00 am Discover: Reimagining Learning & Development in a Dynamic, Hyper-Growth, Global Tech Business


  • How Pivotal reshaped learning and development to be aligned with its culture
  • What does it take to transform how talent and first time leaders are developed internally in a tech firm growing rapidly?
  • Using ‘Learning Sprints’ to challenge traditional thinking about how people learn to truly support development

10:20 am Develop: How Can We Transform the Way We Develop the Tech Talent of Tomorrow, Today?

10:35 am Action: What Will You Now Change About Your Approach to Learning & Development?


Output-Focussed Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:50 am Networking Break & Refreshments

Disrupting Diversity

11:30 am Discover: How Microsoft is Driving Business Success by Placing Diversity & Inclusion at the Heart of its Culture

  • Roland White Global Director – Diversity & Inclusion, Microsoft


  • How making D&I a mission critical success factor will give your tech organisation a competitive edge with top talent
  • Creating and fostering a ‘learn it all’ culture of empowerment for all employees
  • Transforming how we approach D&I by focussing on culture and employee experience to make inclusion a reality

11:50 am Discover: Breaking the Status-Quo: What Does It Take to Identify & Engage Diverse Tech Talent?

  • John Keenan Head of EMEIA and APAC Talent Acquisition, Pluralsight


  • How do we break past what’s worked before to now truly cast the talent net wide?
  • Reimagining how we brand our businesses effectively to boost diversity of experience in our workforce
  • How can we intentionally engage employees to be part of the experience to enable us find and attract more diverse talent?

12:10 pm Develop: What Needs to Change About Our Approach to Building an Environment that Resonates with All Employees?

  • Roland White Global Director – Diversity & Inclusion, Microsoft
  • John Keenan Head of EMEIA and APAC Talent Acquisition, Pluralsight

12:25 pm Action: What Will You Now Do Differently to Transform Your Approach to Building a Sense of Belonging in Your Workforce?


Output-Focussed Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:40 pm Networking Lunch

1:40 pm Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Tech Leaders


Uncover the story behind some of the most innovative HR ‘leaps’ from the tech sector in one quick-fire session. Each table will be hosted by an HR leader who will share the secrets of their most high-impact leap; you then get the opportunity to question the host before moving on to your next table.


How Football Radar
Tripled its Retention
Rate by Creating Increased
Learning Opportunities &
Boosting Internal Mobility
How Can We Empower
Our People & Devolve
Responsibility to Free Us Up
to Lead Truly Strategic HR?

3:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference