Connected TV – Women in Media Tech — London, UK — 17 March, 2016

When:
March 17, 2016 @ 11:30 – 13:00
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Where:
Kings Place
90 York Way
Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
UK
Connected TV - Women in Media Tech — London, UK — 17 March, 2016 @ Kings Place | London | United Kingdom

SESSION CHAIR: Women in Tech Media

Session chair: Maria Ingold, Founder & CEO, mireality

11:30 Introduction: Why the heck do we need women in tech?

  • Gender imbalance in media tech: what are the facts and figures?
  • How do we start the journey and get kids interested?
  • What stops women from entering the media tech workforce?
  • What does it take for women to stay in and advance?
  • What happens if we don’t change?

Maria Ingold, Founder & CEO, mireality

11.45 Keynote interview: Tackling gender imbalance – why this is a priority

  • How do we start the journey and get kids interested?
  • What stops women from entering the media tech workforce?
  • What things did you run up against? How did you overcome them?
  • What does it take for women to stay in the industry, and advance?
  • What have you learned on your journey to CTO?
  • What happens if we don’t change?

Tamara Leemans, CTO, VOO

12:00 Initial panel: Engaging men

  • What inspired them to start getting more women and improve diversity in tech?
  • What ratios are they seeing and at what age are the girls/ diverse youth dropping out and why?
  • What are they doing to get more women/ diverse young adults to enter the workforce?
  • How are they helping women advance?
  • What benefits are they seeing from bringing more women into tech and senior tech roles in their organisations?
  • What issues are they seeing? What still needs to change?
  • What happens if we don’t make that change?

Panel chair: Maria Ingold, Founder & CEO, mireality
Major Oli Morgan, British Army
Toby Mildon, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, BBC

12:20 Full panel: Tackling gender imbalance – an agenda for change

  • How is gender imbalance being tackled in industry sectors – media, technology, telecoms?
  • What is working, what is not?
  • What needs to be done to tackle gender imbalance throughout the industry, and in particular, at the leadership level?
  • The importance of role models and mentoring, celebrating achievements
  • The five key actions our industry must adopt in 2016

Panel chair: Maria Ingold, Founder & CEO, mireality
Alex Mahon, CEO, The Foundry
Ingrid Silver, Partner, Dentons
Claudia Vaccarone, Market Research & Customer Experience Director, Eutelsat
Tamara Leemans, CTO, VOO
Major Oli Morgan, British Army
Toby Mildon, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, BBC

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