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Monday, October 28
 

10:00 GMT

Dip Your Toe: Navigating The Buzzword Waters
Limited Capacity full
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The cloud, IoT, VR, AI, Big Data, and blockchain are some of the buzzwords we come across our daily life. But what are these phenomena and what are they used for? Are they providing us with opportunities, or challenges? And what’s the current state of affairs in each of these disciplines? Our panel will try to help us find our way through the buzzword forest by discussing how these technologies are currently used and their potentials for the future.

Moderators
avatar for Mary-Jo Diepeveen

Mary-Jo Diepeveen

Azure Technical Trainer, Microsoft
After working on several research projects studying the brain and how it determines human behaviour, I decided to step out of research to be more involved in the application of the vast knowledge that is already out there. I believe science and technology only get their value when... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Zharinova

Natasha Zharinova

Chief Strategy and Data Officer, OLX Markets
Dr. Natasha Zharinova is leading Strategy and Data for OLX Markets, driving the vision of the future and execution for our key capabilities in Data Tech, Machine Learning, Product Analytics, Customer Success, as well as Customer-Centric way of working. Natasha led numerous business... Read More →
avatar for Hans van Grieken

Hans van Grieken

Director, Deloitte
Hans van Grieken is the EMEA Technology Research & Insights Leader and part of Deloitte’s global Emerging Tech Executive Council. He joined Deloitte in August 2016 coming in from Gartner where he was a VP of Research. In this role he helps shape Deloitte’s global research agenda... Read More →
avatar for Pilar Quezzaire

Pilar Quezzaire

Curriculum manager, edtech and design, International Baccalaureate
Pilar is the curriculum manager for educational technology and design at International Baccalaureate. She investigates the impact of technologies on learning, teaching and learning environment design. Her recent work has focused on the use of data artificial intelligence in learning... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams

Founder, Head Rebel, The Do Good Only Company
While I do often talk to myself, I tend to avoid the 3rd person. I’ve spent most of my life making unexpected choices and I don’t anticipate that changing any time soon. A year ago I started The Do Good Only Company which is focused on making a digital inclusion a reality for... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
Deloitte - The Edge - Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970, 1081 LA

11:00 GMT

Diversity by Design: Including Immigrant Women of Color in Tech
Limited Capacity filling up

Traditional organizational gender diversity efforts often ignore immigrant women of color. Through personal stories and data, our panel will illustrate what we're missing when existing conversations around diversity and inclusion in tech leave out immigrant women. We will propose ideas on how to best harness the diversity of, and effectively include immigrant women of color in your organizations.


Moderators
avatar for Vikashini Kumar

Vikashini Kumar

Management Consulting Analyst, Seabury consulting, Accenture
Vikashini (Viki) Kumar is a part of Accenture’s Management Consulting practice, with a focus on the aerospace and aviation industry. Prior to joining Accenture, Ms. Kumar worked with internal Human Resource teams of Uber, KPMG and Shell, in areas of recruitment, diversity and inclusion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zeinab Bakhtiarinoodeh

Zeinab Bakhtiarinoodeh

Sr Data Scientist, TomTom
Zeinab Bakhtiarinoodeh is a senior data scientist at TomTom, with a strong background in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is originally from Iran. In 2017, she obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Logic from Université de Lorraine in France. At TomTom she leverages Computer... Read More →
avatar for Vivian Truong

Vivian Truong

Global Head of Risk and Compliance of Procurement, Equinix
As the only child of Asian parents, Vivian was born in Vietnam, grew up in San Francisco and currently resides in Amsterdam, since 2015.In the US she worked at many large international corporations in various roles, before she landed an expatriate opportunity to head up an EMEA Business... Read More →
avatar for Farshida Zafar

Farshida Zafar

Jean Monnet chair of Excellence, Director EURx, Erasmus University Rotterdam
As a first generation refugee from Afghanistan her start in life was not a very promising one. But Farshida believes that her background makes her into the person she is today. Resilient, loud, strong willed and fearless. She has a unshakeable belief that anything in life is possible... Read More →
avatar for Emily Firth

Emily Firth

Talent Brand Expert and Inclusive Culture Advocate, thetruthworks
As an outspoken woman of colour, Emily spent over a decade as a brand marketer feeling like an outsider. After a burnout she attributes to trying to overcompensate for imposter-syndrome by working 24/7, Emily decided to leverage her branding skills to focus on using storytelling to... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 11:00 - 13:00 GMT
Google - Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD

13:30 GMT

Dip Your Toe: Tips and Tricks on the Skills You'll Need and How to Acquire Them
Limited Capacity full
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How do you get into a technology career without the ‘right’ education or experience? Where should you start if you don't have a tech background but would like to switch careers? Our panelists will share how to get started, the skills you’ll need, and where to get them.

Moderators
avatar for Merel Kloots

Merel Kloots

Product Manager, L1NDA
I started as Product Manager without knowing I was one. After a management internship as Project Manager it became clear that I had affinity with Product, but no Product role existed at the company I did the internship for, so they offered me a 'Product' position. Here I was, just... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Owens

Jessica Owens

Software Engineer, Snapchat
As a Developer, I am deeply committed to building useful tools to bring people together. I believe in the power and promise technology has to help find solutions to age old and new issues, and I believe it takes a village to build sustainable and bright systems. I am a builder.
avatar for Gunjan Singh

Gunjan Singh

Product Developer, International Baccalaureate
A designer, strategist and researcher with experience in working at the "fuzzy front end" of the innovation process connecting design, business and technology. Currently engaged in the domains of digital product management, UX research and service design. My past knowledge and experience... Read More →
avatar for Roos Cocolien

Roos Cocolien

Vlogger/presentor/student, TekkieWorden
Roos Cocolien is an ambitious student at the progressive coding college Codam (Amsterdam). Almost a year ago she switched careers, from Art History and Decoration Building to a career in IT. Since the first day at Codam she found her passion for IT and loves to share that with everyone... Read More →
avatar for Bjorn Ketzener

Bjorn Ketzener

Job Coach, The Do Good Only Company BV
Fixing isn’t about something being broken; it’s about turning needs into reality by observing and listening, giving feedback, and putting words into action. Starting my professional life as a social security professional ten years ago, I noticed how people struggle with their... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
Google - Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD

13:30 GMT

Ally Skill Builder Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

This Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple everyday ways for people to use their privilege and influence to support people who are targets of unequal treatment in their workplaces and communities. This includes women, people of all races, people of color, all religious identities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ folks, parents, caregivers of all sorts, and people of different ages.

Moderators
avatar for Rehana Nanji

Rehana Nanji

People Engagement, Programme Manager, Expedia Group
Rehana leads the London Engagement Team which provides 2000+ London-based employees with access to learning and volunteering opportunities, as well as building out a sense of community, a place where people enjoy working and feel heard and valued. Rehana partners across all brands... Read More →
avatar for Lauren von Stackelberg

Lauren von Stackelberg

Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Expedia Group
Lauren von Stackelberg (nee Garey) is a diversity and inclusion leader who is a passionate advocate for intersectionality, digital and financial literacy and inclusion, the STEM talent pipeline, and gender balance for corporates and entrepreneurial ventures.Lauren is Director of Global... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
Deloitte - The Edge - Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970, 1081 LA

16:00 GMT

Deep Dive: Delivering the Infrastructure and Pipelines Software Relies On
Limited Capacity seats available

Women are not only writing software, but also building the infrastructure it runs upon. Let’s talk about what it means to be a DevOps engineer or a SysAdmin. How do you ensure that your team has a stable CI/CD pipeline to work with? Do you have any monitoring setup secrets to let us in on? During this discussion we will bring some light into an area that is often seen as a black box: the job and the tools of the trade of a modern infrastructure engineer.

Moderators
avatar for Fernanda Martins

Fernanda Martins

DevOps Engineer, L1nda
I'm a DevOps Minion addicted to infrastructure automation, continuous delivery and open source. My goal is not only to build infrastructure and pipelines but help to create a culture where they are understandable, open and fun for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Ya-Ching Yang

Ya-Ching Yang

Software Engineer, DAZN
Jean has been a software engineer for more than 3 years. At the beginning, she focused more on frontend, then she fell in love with automation and later became a Devops engineer/SRE. Now she is a backend engineer at DAZN working hard on architecture with love.
avatar for Cristina Negrean

Cristina Negrean

DevOps / Cloud Engineer, Trifork Amsterdam
Software Engineer with a pragmatic mentality, passionate about clean, secure code, provisioning and automation. After having spent over a decade developing at monolithic, client-server applications in statically & dynamically typed languages: Java, JavaScript, Scala and Python, I... Read More →
avatar for Ádám Sándor

Ádám Sándor

Senior Consultant, Container Solutions
After long years of building software and throwing it over the wall, I dived into Cloud Native to break that wall down for good. Now I'm spreading the word about Kubernetes, Continuous Delivery and Docker to all who are willing to listen. I mainly do this in my job as a Cloud Native... Read More →
avatar for Helena Gaevska

Helena Gaevska

Senior Developer & Team Lead, Booking.com


Monday October 28, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Google - Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD

16:00 GMT

Dip Your Toe: Ethics In a Digital World
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine a self-driving car confronted with the choice to run over an older or a younger person. How do we imagine AI systems might learn the unwritten rules that govern our societies? What if the rules change based on country, or recognition software employed by governments and companies were biased? Let’s discuss ethical concerns in a digital world, and the potential structures, standards and governance groups that can help guard against damages.

Moderators
avatar for Marion Mulder

Marion Mulder

Digital Strategist, MuldiMedia

Speakers
avatar for Sophie Kuijt

Sophie Kuijt

Data & AI ethics lead, IBM Nederland
Sophie Kuijt is IBM Benelux’ community lead for Data, Artificial Intelligence & Ethics. She leads the local community in The Netherlands where ethical challenges are discussed and education & guidance is being developed for IBM’s AI and Data practitioners. Sophie also represents... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer van den Berg

Jennifer van den Berg

Analytics Consultant, Miss
Jennifer helps organizations with the design and implementation of data and analytics technologies. Using her background in Neuroscience and Design-Thinking to co-create data and analytics solutions that are inclusive and well understood. She often takes the role of the data science... Read More →
avatar for Wilder Rodrigues

Wilder Rodrigues

Senior Data Scientist, VodafoneZiggo
With 20+ years of experience in Software Engineering plus a strong passion and know-how in the Artificial Intelligence field, Mr. Wilder Rodrigues has contributed extensively to the AI community in The Netherlands. He is currently an Ambassador of the City.AI Global Community and... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner

Head of Eater and Courier Operations, EMEA, Uber
Kelly is a seasoned General Manager and Strategist with expertise in the fields of Product Management and Creative Operations. Her professional experience includes advising leading companies in the financial services, retail, and consumer goods industries at Bain & Company, leading... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Deloitte - The Edge - Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970, 1081 LA

16:00 GMT

Future Fashion: Where Technology & Fashion Intersect
Becoming a more technological society increases our potential to engage in the types of experiences that lead to greater creativity. Technology also enables creatives to design and add value without having to make a physical product. There's no denying that the technology world is obsessed with fashion. Amazon, Apple and Google, three of the biggest names in tech, are all trying to carve their own path into the fashion space. All of which is to say, the line between these two industries is blurring. Now more than ever, it feels like high-tech fashion is on the verge of being more than just a gimmick. So, the ability to understand and move with the times, while progressing your work accordingly, is a crucial skill for any designer and for any business leader to acknowledge.

In this talk we have set up a panel in a mix of renowned creatives and techies, welcoming an audience of entrepreneurs, managers and designers from the fashion and design domain up to coders and analysts.

Moderators
avatar for Isrid van Geuns

Isrid van Geuns

Entrepreneur and teacher in fashion tech, ISRID Agency
Isrid van Geuns (1968) is living and working in Amsterdam. She has been employed as a design- and productmanager for many years and was involved in several successful enterprises in the fashion and retail industry. In 2009 she founded her company ISRID Agency, a concept and platform... Read More →
avatar for Ben Ivancsics

Ben Ivancsics

Co-Founder, CEO, Bellwetherculture.com
CEO of Bellwether Culture, Forbes 30-Under-30 listed entrepreneur and business developer with 10+ years of on-field experience across various industries, including media production, fashion, and technology. Helped more than 40 companies and startups in the European region in the past... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rosanne van der Meer

Rosanne van der Meer

Founder / Knitwear designer, New Industrial Order
1 part designer, 1 part researcher, 1 part entrepreneur. Founder of The Girl and the Machine and New Industrial Order Innovative fashion brands that offer 3D printed knitwear on demand, Featured at Salone del Mobile and Dutch Design Week.Learned to knit from grannies working for... Read More →
avatar for Amber Jae Slooten

Amber Jae Slooten

Co-Founder / Creative Director, The Fabricant
Amber Jae Slooten is a fashion designer and works with the body, animation and digital fashion design. As the first to graduate with a full digital collection back in 2016 her work always questions the way in which we will fit, purchase and wear clothing in the future. She is a co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Francesco Gibbi

Francesco Gibbi

Founder & CEO, Lot-Art.com
www.lot-art.com/Francesco Gibbi is a seasoned art collector and expert in 18th century Neoclassical etchings. Understanding the wide investment opportunities offered by the global art market as well as the need for more transparency and efficiency for the art investor, he founded... Read More →
avatar for Conny Groenewegen

Conny Groenewegen

Designer, developer, Conny Groenewegen CV
Conny Groenewegen is an artist/ fashion designer who has long been involved with the fashion industry. She has worked as a designer for several brands before starting her own label for which she develops her own (3D) knitted fabrics. With her collections she showed at fashion weeks... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Flexrom - Beethovenstraat 396 1082 PR

18:30 GMT

The Rise of Women in Thought Leadership
Limited Capacity full
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Thought leaders are the opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They’re trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and show how to replicate their success. Who are the women leaders hugely inspiring men and the world today, and how are they doing it? How can we raise up many more women as thought leaders?

Moderators
avatar for Franziska Schaadt

Franziska Schaadt

Founder & Social Selling Coach, FRANSCHA
Franziska Schaadt is a personal branding strategist, international keynote speaker, andfounder of the social selling agency FRANSCHA.She consults mainly tech companies and shows them how they can leverage B2B Socialmedia to find new business opportunities by building a professional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Raczak

Melissa Raczak

Partner, Deloitte
Words that describe me: open, honest, driven, motivational, straight, intuitive, energetic, and funny:)Over 15 years of consulting expereince in telecommunications industry advising clients to achieve their corporate strategic goals. Experience has included strategy development and... Read More →
avatar for Jan E. Allen

Jan E. Allen

Director, EMEA Renewal Sales, ServiceNow
Jan is a strong business and people leader who has held EMEA and global General Management roles of up to 150 staff and $400M P&L in Enterprise/Global Accounts, Partner/Alliance and Wholesale sales markets.  She also serves on the board of a non-profit organization and is a member... Read More →
avatar for Princess Cox-Huijts

Princess Cox-Huijts

Vice President, Transformation, Genpact
As a global thought-leader in digital reinvention using artificial intelligence, social data, advanced analytics, mobility, IOT, & blockchain, I deliver commercial results for the world´s largest brands using a combination of proven strategy models and bleeding-edge cognitive technologies... Read More →
avatar for Mignon van Halderen

Mignon van Halderen

Associate Professor, Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Mignon van Halderen runs the professorship Thought Leadership in a Society of Change at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The professorship plays a crucial, connecting role between research, education and practice. Besides her professorship, she advises organisations on thought leadership via her consulting agency, Leading Thoughts... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 18:30 - 20:30 GMT
Deloitte - The Edge - Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970, 1081 LA
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

10:00 GMT

Integrating Career and Parenthood: The Tensions, Balance & Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn and discuss different stages of parenthood, staying true to your career and passions, nurturing and growing families. Parenthood has evolved with gender balance dramatically over the past 40 years. Workplaces are trying to keep up. During this session hear from working parents who have learned how to leverage flexible work schedules, remote working, setting boundaries, and to manage their commitments while staying true to themselves.

Entrance: Go to the Nieuwe Kerk Cafe, walk thru the cafe and up the stairs

Moderators
avatar for Jane Stephenson

Jane Stephenson

consultant, career coach and trainer, Knowboundaries Coaching and Training
I am a certified coach, and alongside my own company, set up 12 years ago, I am a co-founder of Empower Amsterdam and a director of Empower Consultancy BV. talk to me about your own career goals or developing the talent in your company

Speakers
avatar for Jason Dent

Jason Dent

Senior Software Engineer, Uber
Jason has been fortunate enough to have worked for a range of companies from large multinationals like Microsoft and Uber to small startups. His roles have spanned from individual contributor to director. One of his most important roles has been a parent. As a parent of three kids... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner

Head of Eater and Courier Operations, EMEA, Uber
Kelly is a seasoned General Manager and Strategist with expertise in the fields of Product Management and Creative Operations. Her professional experience includes advising leading companies in the financial services, retail, and consumer goods industries at Bain & Company, leading... Read More →
avatar for Hebe Boonzaaijer

Hebe Boonzaaijer

Wellbeing Lead, Deloitte
In today’s increasingly complex business environments, the number of people looking for more wellbeing is increasing. A global stress epidemic is real and burnouts are growing into an expensive learning chapter in corporate life. Despite of the 24/7 connectivity, we have never been... Read More →
avatar for Vivian Acquah

Vivian Acquah

Workplace Wellness Advocate, Viva la Vive
As a Workplace Wellness Advocate, Vivian Acquah helps smart managers with their team members who go from burning out, disengaged, feeling overworked, stressed to team members who are happy, healthy, involved and productive. These managers can say ADIOS to absenteeism, stress and... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
Nieuwe Kerk - De Dam, 1012 NL

10:00 GMT

Storytelling for Business and Career: Take Your Message to the High Seas!
Limited Capacity full
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Storytelling is a powerful business tool, and a powerful tool for advancing your career, expanding your leadership impact and nailing your product’s value proposition as well. Storytelling is the core skill that every professional and every business that wants to build an influential and lasting brand must master. Come listen, learn and practice your ability to create a powerful story that captivates and inspires your audience towards action.

Moderators
avatar for Patrizia Czech

Patrizia Czech

Project Manager & Social Selling Coach, FRANSCHA
Patrizia is a certified LinkedIn trainer by FRANSCHA with extensive B2B coaching experience in international companies in diverse industries as well as sales and marketing experience, especially in the field of international business development. Her extensive offline marketing experience... Read More →
avatar for Franziska Schaadt

Franziska Schaadt

Founder & Social Selling Coach, FRANSCHA
Franziska Schaadt is a personal branding strategist, international keynote speaker, andfounder of the social selling agency FRANSCHA.She consults mainly tech companies and shows them how they can leverage B2B Socialmedia to find new business opportunities by building a professional... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
TQ - Singel 542, 1017 AZ Amsterdam

13:30 GMT

Leading From Every Chair: Keeping Your Leadership Voice Turned On In Every Role- Go to the Nieuwe Kerk Cafe, walk thru the cafe and up the stairs
Limited Capacity full
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Join this session to hear from conventional and unconventional leaders with vastly different leadership styles. Learn how they navigate rough waters, let out the sails to capture momentum and drop anchor when necessary. Bonus: Learn why you are already a leader, even if you don’t currently recognize it.

Entrance: Go to the Nieuwe Kerk Cafe, walk thru the cafe and up the stairs

Moderators
avatar for Lesley Wilson

Lesley Wilson

Executive Coach, Master-Elect Marketors, NED, Lesley Wilson Assocoiates

Speakers
avatar for Nienke Schokking

Nienke Schokking

People Manager, Altius
I start business relations. Energetic and results- driven professional with a passion for people and organisational development. Proven track record in talent engagement. Proven track record in recruiting for senior leadership roles. Strong in client and project management and leading... Read More →
avatar for Farshida Zafar

Farshida Zafar

Jean Monnet chair of Excellence, Director EURx, Erasmus University Rotterdam
As a first generation refugee from Afghanistan her start in life was not a very promising one. But Farshida believes that her background makes her into the person she is today. Resilient, loud, strong willed and fearless. She has a unshakeable belief that anything in life is possible... Read More →
avatar for Milagros Paredes Mattos

Milagros Paredes Mattos

CEO / Founder The Milagros Group, The Milagros Group
I am an international certified Corporate & Executive Coach with a proven background in the coaching professional industry. I coach you to accelerate your pace of success by enabling you to achieve new levels of competence and performance. Expect to be inspired, encouraged and challenged... Read More →
avatar for Monique Wakelkamp

Monique Wakelkamp

CEO, Immodito B.V.
Having successfully led many corporate teams in challenging economies for over 25 years, Monique Wakelkamp switched in 2007 working independently as an interim manager and coach, leading countless projects and reorganisations. As a qualified mediator and dispute resolver in work environments... Read More →
avatar for Erin Reiger

Erin Reiger

Director Recruiting, EMEA, Uber
I am an innovative, impactful and inspiring Talent & Culture leader with a successful track record of building and developing top performing teams in international markets across the Americas, Asia Pacific Japan and Europe Middle East and Africa. I am a believer in helping teams achieve... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
Nieuwe Kerk - De Dam, 1012 NL

13:30 GMT

First Mate to Captain: Senior Level Interview Strategies
Learn from this panel of experts how to communicate your content expertise, status and value. Discussion will range from leveraging the job description, correctly identifying your competition to exploring the difference between performing for the interviewer versus creating a thought partnership. Tactical discussion will include the importance of networking correctly for your seniority level along with the natural cycle of relationship building. Leaving no stone unturned, we’ll identify multiple tactics to help you nail the interview.

Moderators
avatar for Roos Takken

Roos Takken

Head of People, 3D Hubs
Right after graduation, I had the chance to work at Page Personnel (part of Michael Page), continue doing what I loved in Recruitment. While in the corporate world, high growth companies and startups caught my attention. I decided to make a move from a 7,000 employee company to 12... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Johan den Haan

Johan den Haan

CTO, Mendix
As Mendix's Chief Technology Officer, Johan leads the company's overall technical strategy and research & product development teams. He earned a Master of Science with a specialization in Information Architecture from the Delft University of Technology.
avatar for Sherry Rahmatian

Sherry Rahmatian

Head of Rider Strategy, Uber B.V. 
I studied psychology and grew my career in Marketing in Silicon Valley, the last 5 years with Uber in the US and now across Europe, Middle East and Africa. For me, what's even more exciting than building a global brand is growing the people behind it. I've participated in over 500... Read More →
avatar for Marjolijn Vlug

Marjolijn Vlug

Job coach, Marjolijn Vlug
Who are you and what’s your story? I’ve always been interested in that. After a number of years in HR and recruitment I noticed that I truly loved the part of my work that allowed me to hear people’s stories and bring out the best in them. I now share my experience and insights... Read More →
avatar for Paula Poorter

Paula Poorter

Global Head HR Talent Acquisition Manager, EVBox
EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over +75,000 charging points including +700 fast charging points in +55 countries, EVBox drives sustainable mobility, by bringing the leading... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
TQ - Singel 542, 1017 AZ Amsterdam

14:00 GMT

Side Hustle Success: Why Knot Dive into Your Side Hustle Now?
Limited Capacity full
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Are you tied up in knots about starting your side hustle? The gig economy era is now - learn what it takes to navigate a successful side hustle inside or outside your company. Panelist discussion, Q&A, and interactive group breakout session.

Moderators
avatar for Lucy von Sturmer

Lucy von Sturmer

Founder, The Humblebrag
Lucy von Sturmer is the Founder of strategic communications and thought leadership consultancy, The Humblebrag. Her mission is to partner with change-makers and creative innovators to amplify their voice. Her clients span creative agencies, ambitious startups, NGOs and multi-stakeholder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Steinmetz

Nathalie Steinmetz

Founder & CEO, She's Coding
Software Engineer with 15+ years of experience, currently working as such at L1NDA, and running She’s Coding, a nonprofit for women in tech. Looking to build connections and collaborations with people, organizations and companies that support that mission and want to join along... Read More →
avatar for Sabine Fonderson

Sabine Fonderson

CEO, HelloDoc.nl
Dr. Sabine Fonderson is CEO and chief medical information officer of HelloDoc.nl. An online medical treatment platform that is transforming the way doctors and allied health professionals care for their patients. She is a passionate advocate for undocumented migrants who struggle... Read More →
avatar for Haris Khan

Haris Khan

GPM Product, Booking Experiences
Haris is currently launching a new Food business vertical within Booking to help travelers find meal during their trip. Before this Haris was based in San Francisco where he as leading Growth and Product monetization for Any.do one of worlds largest productivity app. Haris also founded... Read More →
avatar for Petra Fisher

Petra Fisher

Independent LinkedIn Consultant, Petra Fisher Consulting
“Cranky old fuddy-duddy claims to know shitloads about LinkedIn. Says she can help global entrepreneurs attract clients”, is the first thing you’ll read on Petra Fisher’s LinkedIn Profile.Petra lives with her big fat red cat (Bluey) and teenage daughter (who thinks most of... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:00 - 16:00 GMT
Adyen - Simon Carmiggeltstraat 6-50, 1011 DJ

16:00 GMT

Keeping Teams Engaged - Leading Yourself to Remain an Effective Team Leader - Go to the Nieuwe Kerk Cafe, walk thru the cafe and up the stairs
Limited Capacity full
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Ever seen a leader who manages people, but may not be leading themselves well? Humility and self-observant leadership are key qualities in someone who continually leads successful teams. What else does it take to lead others over the long haul on a path of maintained or upward happiness?

Entrance: Go to the Nieuwe Kerk Cafe, walk thru the cafe and up the stairs

Moderators
avatar for Mary Jane Roy

Mary Jane Roy

Owner, Creating Waves
Mary Jane is focused upon creating (work)spaces filled with engaged, communicatively competent, connected, well-balanced, happy, healthy, and productive personnel. Next to more than 4 decades of work experience, she has spent the past 8 years developing programs for (new) managers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Inge Bryan

Inge Bryan

Public Policy Leader, Partner Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte NL
Inge Bryan (1969) left the Public Service and joined Deloitte Cyber Risk Services in 2016. Her career spans two decades in intelligence and law enforcement. Her last position was Deputy Director of the Netherlands Criminal Investigations Division, where she dealt with counter terrorism... Read More →
avatar for Nick Butrym

Nick Butrym

Area Vice President for Northern Europe, Service Now
Nick Butrym joined ServiceNow in February 2015 and currently serves at the Area Vice President for Northern Europe. Previously Nick was the Chief of Staff for EMEA. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Butrym served as a Sales Director for the commercial division of EMC from 2005 to January... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Dempsey

Lisa Dempsey

CEO & Founder, Leadership Labs
Lisa is a Leadership Coach and People Strategist who connects people and innovation through cutting edge leadership paradigms that empower everyone to show up as a leader in their own unique way - because everyone matters. She comes from an extensive background in International HR... Read More →
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Rhonda A. Ocha

Director Customer Delivery, Mastercard
Rhonda has lived in Belgium for almost 30 years and has over three decades of business experience with leading global companies, including 20 years with Mastercard in Europe.  She has extensive experience in leading cross-functional global and virtual teams to sell and deliver innovative, complex, multi-market products, services and digital programs in the Benelux, France, Nordics and Baltics.  Her career includes management roles in business... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Nieuwe Kerk - De Dam, 1012 NL

16:30 GMT

Hiding in the Bathroom: Emotions in the Workplace & How to Manage Them
Limited Capacity full
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What happens when you start to feel frustrated, worried, disappointed, or just plain mad at work? For many women the answer is to hide in the bathroom and cry. Why? Because up until now showing emotions in the workplace has been seen as a weakness. Yet, women and men are emotional creatures. During this panel discuss we’ll discuss when it is appropriate to express true emotions at work, how embracing vulnerability can improve your career, and tips for keeping things professional while remaining authentic to yourself.

Moderators
avatar for Lara Manqui

Lara Manqui

Owner, Flourish Empowment Coaching & Consulting
Lara Manqui is an empowerment coach, entrepreneur, professional speaker, vlogger, and an electronics engineer. After 16 years in the tech world she resigned from corporate life to build her own business supporting women to create fulfillment in their lives. She has lovingly worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Acquah

Vivian Acquah

Workplace Wellness Advocate, Viva la Vive
As a Workplace Wellness Advocate, Vivian Acquah helps smart managers with their team members who go from burning out, disengaged, feeling overworked, stressed to team members who are happy, healthy, involved and productive. These managers can say ADIOS to absenteeism, stress and... Read More →
avatar for Frederieke Van Oppen

Frederieke Van Oppen

Senior Regional Operations Manager, Uber
Frederieke is a Senior Regional Operations Manager for UberEats in the EMEA region, with a focus on all money-related projects. She joined Uber in October 2019, after working in banking and consultancy for over 5 years.
avatar for Kevin Groen

Kevin Groen

Nudger & Word Magician, !eading Green
Kevin Groen is a behavioural change enthusiast & spoken word artist who doesn’t shy away from exploring the uncomfortable. As an adopted South-Korean boy ‘identity’ has always been an important theme throughout his life, but it took years before he discovered the purpose and... Read More →
avatar for Andreia Maria Santos

Andreia Maria Santos

Principal Analyst, Google
I have always been passionate in problem solving, research, exchanging ideas and knowledge. My curiosity led me on a learning path starting with Economics, passing through IT and getting a different view with Business Intelligence in an always evolving world of data and information... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:30 - 18:30 GMT
Adyen - Simon Carmiggeltstraat 6-50, 1011 DJ

18:00 GMT

MotherSHIP Main Event
A resource reception featuring over 20 orgs from our vibrant city that support women and girls in tech - all during one night, under one roof. Connect with industry leaders who can help you find new opportunities, provide you with valuable networking and powerful insights to push your career to the next level. Meet gold medalist sailor Marit Bouwmeester, get professional headshots by LinkedIn, partake in speed coaching by Empower Amsterdam, visit the profound Suriname exhibit in house and indulge in complimentary food and drinks provided by Deloitte!

Tuesday October 29, 2019 18:00 - 21:00 GMT
Nieuwe Kerk - De Dam, 1012 NL
 
Wednesday, October 30
 

09:00 GMT

Driving WinTech: Building an Action Plan for Women in Tech
LOCATION:
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Driving WinTech: Building an Action Plan for Women in Tech
Including key findings from Canada’s first-ever community-based research tour to advance women in tech.


Join us in Amsterdam for a morning of breakfast, discussion, and interactive research activities to promote social change in the tech industry, locally and on a global scale.

THE AGENDA:

  • 9:00-9:30AM Networking & Light Breakfast 
  • 9:30-10:00AM Keynote and Topical Discussion
  • 10:00AM-11:30AM Interactive community conversation and research activities.

By attending Driving WinTech, you are furthering research, facilitating connected communities and, ultimately, supporting the advancement of women in technology. This event is inclusive of all stakeholders, allies, and advocates of women in tech in your community - men welcome!

Driving WinTech Research Objectives:
  • To define who are women in tech in Amsterdam
  • To collect data and stories relevant to the resources, challenges, barriers, and successes experienced by women in tech 
  • To encourage discussion and enhance community capacity to overcome gaps and challenges in the Amsterdam technology sector
  • To celebrate the accomplishments of women in technology 
  • To create a network of resources within and across technology communities globally

Driving WinTech Canada
Our research marked the first time in Canadian history that hundreds of community members had come together to voice their stories to create actionable change. While we are proud to have developed Canada’s largest qualitative dataset on women in tech, which can be referenced and utilized for future research and programming initiatives, our primary goal is to ignite actionable ideas to address existing barriers.

Special thanks to our community partners:
Women in Tech Regatta
Growth Tribe
Follow our journey (@womenintechworld) on Facebook and Instagram.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Ewan

Melanie Ewan

Founder and Managing Partner, Volition
Heya! I'm the Founder of Volition, advisory and events firm for startups, as well as COO of Canadian nonprofit, Women in Tech World, and a freelance writer. I currently live in Madrid and love to jam out about entrepreneur mindset (ups, down and all that's in between) and women and... Read More →



Wednesday October 30, 2019 09:00 - 11:30 GMT
Growth Tribe - Marineterrein, Gebouw, Kattenburgerstraat 5, 1018 JA

10:00 GMT

Deepdive: Debiasing AI
Artificial intelligence is often billed as the answer to debiasing decision making. Human biases are deeply anchored, most often unnoticed, and reflected in the behaviour that generates data. AI can amplify these biases and patterns, and in some cases even expand the problems in new ways. At best, AI might be able to introduce some degree of objectivity; but to do so, the people writing the code must be aware of and wrestle with biases. This panel discusses strategies and methodologies for navigating these challenges.

Moderators
avatar for Alyona Galyeva

Alyona Galyeva

Machine Learning Engineer, Pyladies Amsterdam
Alyona Galyeva is an adult rebel, who passionate about encouraging others to see different perspectives and constructively break the rules.  After 13 years in management went back to STEM to become a Machine Learning Engineer. In June 2019 relaunched PyLadies Amsterdam.

Speakers
avatar for Chidinma Kalu

Chidinma Kalu

Software Engineer, Nulab
Chidinma Kalu is a self-taught software engineer at Nulab and a passionate advocate for inclusion. She also currently serves as a Bootcamp teacher and mentor at Rotterdam AI. In her personal work, she enjoys working on projects which helps make life easy with Artificial Intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Cristina Guerrero

Cristina Guerrero

Speech Scientist, Contexta360/ AmberS
Cristina leads Speech Technology development at Contexta360 and AmberScript, two AI-based startups in Amsterdam. She is an Ecuadorian researcher who moved to Europe ten years ago to continue her postgraduate studies. Her background includes experiences in Human Computer Interaction... Read More →
avatar for Muriël Serrurier Schepper

Muriël Serrurier Schepper

Partner, Holland Consulting Group and Founder AI-training
Muriël Serrurier Schepper is a psychologist. Early in her career she developed a passion for IT and data. With her unique background, she is able to bridge the gap between data scientists and the rest of the organization. Gathering and sharing knowledge is what she likes to do. Not... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Warmerdam

Vincent Warmerdam

Senior Person, GoDataDriven
Vincent: ask him anything.He's a self taught developer and data scientist currently living in the Netherlands. In the past he's been:on the front page of reddita preferred Rstudio training partnerco-founder and co-chair of PyData Amsterdamco-founder of the satRdays conferencea da... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Hartgring

Lisa Hartgring

Technology Architect, Artificial Intelligence, Accenture
Lisa Hartgring started at Accenture as an NLP warrior princess and is currently evangelizing on Artificial Intelligence (Adopt or Perish!). Lisa is passionate about getting women into Tech (cause awesome) and more men to step up their game at home (why is this even still necessary... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
Circl - Gustav Mahlerplein 1b, 1082 MS

10:00 GMT

Shifting the Culture In a Male-Dominated Industry
In today's male-dominated technology industry, how do leaders intentionally decide to support inclusion and shift workplace culture? The need to be more inclusive of different races, genders, ages, abilities, orientations, and more is at a tipping point. During this session we’ll discuss the practical steps some leaders have taken to support diversity in the workplace, what risks they’ve taken, roadblocks they have encountered, and the tough decisions they’ve made to promote a more inclusive culture.

Moderators
avatar for Christa Connell

Christa Connell

PR & Communications Specialist, BUX

Speakers
avatar for Rehana Nanji

Rehana Nanji

People Engagement, Programme Manager, Expedia Group
Rehana leads the London Engagement Team which provides 2000+ London-based employees with access to learning and volunteering opportunities, as well as building out a sense of community, a place where people enjoy working and feel heard and valued. Rehana partners across all brands... Read More →
avatar for Melody David

Melody David

Senior UX Copywriter & Global Chair B.bold, Booking.com
Melody David is a Senior UX Copywriter at Booking.com and the Global Chair of B.bold, the employee resource group for black employees at Booking.com. Originally from London, she’s worked in advertising, publishing and technology for over 12 years. She's passionate about creating inclusive user experiences and is on a personal mission to empower more women and queer people of colour to speak on the subjects they know and lov... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Kruizinga

Marcus Kruizinga

Solution Consulting Manager EMEA - HR, ServiceNow
I joined ServiceNow in March 2018 and currently serve as the Solution Consulting Leader for the EMEA region for the HR Product Line/Employee Experience Workflow products. Prior to joining ServiceNow, I led a team of solution consultants for the Benelux region at Oracle. My further... Read More →
avatar for Ashanya Indralingam

Ashanya Indralingam

Head of Content, Framer
Born in Malaysia, Ashanya Indralingam cut her teeth in tech at various startups in San Francisco. She joined Framer in 2016, helping craft the early content and marketing strategy at this Series B design software company. In her spare time she writes fiction and travels frequentl... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
Circl - Gustav Mahlerplein 1b, 1082 MS

10:00 GMT

Busting The Myth - Why Girls Don't Participate In Stem and How to Cruise Ahead
Limited Capacity full
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In this session we will be discussing questions such as whether the stereotype that girls are less interested or less likely to pursue studies in STEM/ technology is true or not, where does this stereotype come from and what can we do to make it more appealing to them? Moreover what can parents do to help their kids bust this myth.

Moderators
avatar for Ana Maldonado

Ana Maldonado

Data Science Practice Lead, Altius
Over the last 15+ years I have been working in international environments along multidisciplinary teams, translating clients needs and business questions into (R&D) solutions with an innovative twist.My scientific passion is in research, innovation and Data Science, to bring meaning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ronelle Gurney

Ronelle Gurney

Global Engineering Project Manager, Upfield
First and foremost…a nerd. Enduring enjoyment of science, engineering, technology and my spreadsheets.10 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry; designing, commissioning, troubleshooting and optimizing chemical plants. Now translating these skills in the Food Industry and... Read More →
avatar for Alessandro Vozza

Alessandro Vozza

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Alessandro is a software engineer at Microsoft and a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador. He’s active in local communities and organizes and speaks often at conferences and meetups; he advocates for cloud native application development and delivery adoption, diversity in... Read More →
avatar for Catarina Maçaroco

Catarina Maçaroco

Growth Marketing Coach, Growth Tribe
Catarina Maçaroco is a Growth Hacking Trainer and Coach at Growth Tribe. With a business background turned into Growth Hacker and drawn to Artificial Intelligence, she helps individuals and companies learn and implement the skills of the future in today’s fast changing environment.Catarina... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Carter

Deborah Carter

Founder, NewTechKids
Four years ago, Deborah Carter founded NewTechKids, an education academy in Amsterdam which prepares kids in primary and high school for the future by teaching them about technological innovation. Blending computer science, programming, design and critical thinking about the implications... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
Google - Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD

13:30 GMT

Balancing Data-Driven Design vs. Innovation
Limited Capacity full
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Design thinking and human-centered design is a proven problem-solving process that can be applied to products, services and processes. Companies are investing more time and resources to understand problems and provide users and customers with best-in-class experiences, thus strategy and innovation is critical to their success. As companies are leaning heavily on data when making decisions, including design and UX strategies, how do we balance the science with the uncertainties and unknowns that often come with innovation?

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Tan

Stephanie Tan

Marketing Director, Suburbia
Stephanie has over a decade of global experience in marketing and branding. She started her career as a PR consultant, developing communications strategies for brands such as Nike, P&G and Volvo.Then she took a leap into the tech industry, providing client counsel for companies like... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Hennequin

Nathalie Hennequin

brand design, Eve's apple
Ever since I can remember I have been observing and drawing people. Eventually this curiosity translated into a career in branding and design, which I refer to as visual psychology: how do you express in a visual concept what is said in a ‘thousands’ words?Six years ago I set... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Baumann

Miguel Baumann

Career Coach & Innovation Manager, www.miguelbaumann.com
Today, Miguel brings soft-skills to Tech as career & live coach. He is fascinated by the endless possibilities that human beings and digital technology can achieve together. After setting up (and sometimes failing) several startups in multiple countries, he has joined Philips to... Read More →
avatar for Maranon Swasey

Maranon Swasey

UX Designer, Salesforce
Maranon Swasey is a Senior Experience Designer within Salesforce's Experience Design team. She recently joined the EMEA team after transferring from HQ in San Francisco. Her current experience involves working with Salesforce customers in their journey of innovation by defining the... Read More →
avatar for Cyndee Sugra

Cyndee Sugra

Chief UX and Product Strategy, The Werck Group
With 20 years of experience, Cyndee is a well-seasoned digital strategist, creative and start-up entrepreneur, with a passion to push the boundaries where business, technology, design and user experience (UX) holistically intersect.Cyndee currently serves as the Chief UX and Digital... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
Google - Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD

13:30 GMT

#Whatwouldchaddo? Negotiate, Navigate & Neutralize Situations
Our collective female experience, backed by research, shows women and men behave differently in the workplace, at women’s expense. Studies show women tend to follow the rules more closely than men, don’t push for salary increases at the same rate as men, and underestimate the value of networking to get ahead. During this session learn from experienced leaders how to negotiate, navigate and neutralize these situations. Let’s take a page out of our male colleagues’ playbook and ask ourselves “#whatwouldchaddo?”

Moderators
avatar for Swasti Sudan

Swasti Sudan

Technology Consultant, Accenture

Speakers
avatar for Nouka Puriël

Nouka Puriël

Founder PFG | Entrepreneur | Real Estate Investor | Stock Trader, Puriël Falcon Group
Commercial visionary with a tireless drive to add value!Nouka Puriël is a versatile leader with strong interpersonal and strategical skills that allow her to quickly scan inefficiencies in environments and spearhead them into fundamental improvements.I have always been blessed with... Read More →
avatar for Nick Peddy

Nick Peddy

Director, Uber
Nick Peddy is a technology leader, software engineer, international speaker and advocate. He has had the opportunity to impact and shape teams at large companies like Amazon, PayPal, and Capital One. He's also worn many hats at small companies and built furiously in the surreal odyssey... Read More →
AP

Alexis Podolny

Commercial Director, Rockstart
Responsible for topline revenue growth and the sales organization at Rockstart, an early stage technology investment firm and one of the first startup accelerators in Europe with one of the largest portfolios of startups. Member of management team. Prior to Rockstart: 15+ years in... Read More →
avatar for Iris Dorreboom

Iris Dorreboom

Founder, Women & Negotiating
Dr Iris Dorreboom is founder of WoMen & Negotiating, advising professional women on how to achieve more in work and life through negotiation. WoMen & Negotiating originated in her experience that increasing the contribution of women’s talent is good for women, and for the companies... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
Circl - Gustav Mahlerplein 1b, 1082 MS

16:00 GMT

Deepdive: Data, Privacy and GDPR
Limited Capacity full
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Whether we’re aware of it or not, we create data everywhere we go. Data generation is expected to grow continuously, with information becoming more sensitive, and subsequently has more concerns raised about its privacy. The introduction of the GDPR represents the biggest reform to data protection laws in generations. It’s been widely discussed in the media and was expected to largely impact how our personal data is collected and stored, giving us back some control over our data. Since its implementation about a year ago, which aspects have been shown to be successful, and which so far have failed? Is the GDPR sufficient for citizens to regain control over their data and ensure their privacy? What further steps can be taken to ensure a citizen’s privacy while embracing a data-driven economy?

Moderators
avatar for Vonne Laan

Vonne Laan

Privacy Lawyer, Value Privacy Law

Speakers
avatar for Reinaert Wolff

Reinaert Wolff

Lawyer, Waldan
Reinaert is founder and managing director of Waldan and specialises in IT, privacy and security related legal matters. Reinaert has more than 12 years of experience in various roles in tech environments. Before Waldan, he was a legal officer, security officer, laywer, legal consultant... Read More →
avatar for Marie-José Hoefmans

Marie-José Hoefmans

Cofounder / Chief Essential Officer, Schluss
Marie-José Hoefmans is the chief essential officer of the worldwide Schluss movement. Schluss was established in 2015 and strives for nothing less than turning the data stream on the internet. So that users regain control of their own personal data and are able to determine who can... Read More →
avatar for Sofie van der Meulen

Sofie van der Meulen

Supervision officer, Dutch DPA
Today Sofie van der Meulen works as a Senior Supervision Officer at the Dutch Data Protection Authority, focussing on the healthcare sector and international data transfers. Sofie is also a diversity and inclusion advocate.In the past 15 years Sofie has gained broad experience in... Read More →
avatar for I Chu Chao

I Chu Chao

Lawyer / owner, Chao Legal
I Chu Chao is an entrepreneurial lawyer with legal experience since 2006, at international law firms and in retail business. Since 2019, she has her own law firm, Chao Legal. Since 2016, she has helped numerous companies within the field of privacy projects, from privacy advice to... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Google - Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD

16:00 GMT

Be Flawsome! Turn Flaws into Awesome
Tyra Banks coined “Flawsome” to describe someone who embraces their “flaws” and knows they are awesome regardless. Nobody wins when you play small. During this session you’ll hear from people who have overcome tidal waves by making intentional choices to be bold, stand out, make mistakes, and still show up. Learn how leaders at multiple career stages sailed into a world without limitations, embraced their greatness and decided to say #notsorry.  Simply embrace your inner Wonder Woman and Spark!
Following a 45min panel, stay for an audience breakout and interactive workshop where you will explore and discuss how “flawsomeness” plays into your life. 

Moderators
avatar for Nouka Puriël

Nouka Puriël

Founder PFG | Entrepreneur | Real Estate Investor | Stock Trader, Puriël Falcon Group
Commercial visionary with a tireless drive to add value!Nouka Puriël is a versatile leader with strong interpersonal and strategical skills that allow her to quickly scan inefficiencies in environments and spearhead them into fundamental improvements.I have always been blessed with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Paul Paula

Jean-Paul Paula

Stylist and Creative Director
JeanPaul Paula (born 1986, Willemstad, CW) works as a Creative Director, Stylist, Photographer, Director, Activist and is a former judge on Hollands next top model. He has build up an impressive and big portfolio of work by working with a very diverse group of people in different... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Bellogini

Alexandra Bellogini

Technical Support Manager - EMEA, Databricks B.V.
Alexandra Bellogini is a Scottish/Italian Information Technology and Systems Engineer. After having spent her youth around the world, she settled in Italy where she gained her engineering degree. In 2011 she moved to the Netherlands to start a new career in Support. During her rapid... Read More →
avatar for Helena Eslon

Helena Eslon

Cinematographer, Eslon Productions
Helena Eslon is a photographer, videographer, web designer - specialized in navigating the depths of marketing and branding. She was born in Estonia, lives in Finland and travels with work all around Europe.“For me my work is always about recognizing the true story of my client... Read More →
avatar for Tara Clark

Tara Clark

Founder, Social Entreprenuer, Believe Love Unite
Human Connectivity Conservationist | Social Entrepreneur | Photographer | Global TravelerTara's passion for sharing openly, gathering knowledge and inspiration from every person along her journey has led her to found grassroots movement, Believe Love Unite, and a ski wear line of... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Circl - Gustav Mahlerplein 1b, 1082 MS

18:30 GMT

Embracing Your Inner Wonder Woman
A roundtable discussion about navigating through you careers, stepping up to new opportunities, and how to be a "Wonder Woman" who has it all. We'll hear authentic stories from some Wonder Women of Tech.

Moderators
avatar for An Pegels

An Pegels

Business Development Manager, Wittenberg by SACO the Serviced Apartment Manager
I am the kind of person who's always loved being and working in hospitality. As a business development manger for hotel group edyn I get to fulfil my purpose to engage in conversations about being human. As a visionary business we push the boundaries of modern travel. When not at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sangbreeta Moitra

Sangbreeta Moitra

Human Behaviour Expert & TEDx speaker, Transform Exponential
TEDx award-winning Sangbreeta Moitra is a leading expert advisor, trainer and speaker on human behaviour, transforming powerful communication, building strong leadership presence and creating meaningful work relationships. Her trusted clients include Nike, Booking, Shell, Tommy Hilfiger... Read More →
avatar for Eliza Casapopol

Eliza Casapopol

Data Engineer, MIcompany
Eliza Casapopol is the co-founder of Romanian Science Festival, the first national science festival in Romania, with more than 10000 participants and more than 350 volunteers only in the first 2 editions. She has graduated from a Master in Mathematics at University of Oxford and is... Read More →
avatar for Diane Carter

Diane Carter

Head, Information Management & Deputy CIO, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Head of Information Management and a Deputy Chief Information Officer for an international criminal tribunal and personal transformation coach to women ready to change the status quo, Diane knows people and understands how they work and how they don't work.  American born, multi-award... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Braam

Cheryl Braam

IT Vendor and Contract Manager, B.LAWT
B.LAWT and be heard! Connector between IT, legal and people is looking for new opportunities. Also come find me if you are looking for tips regarding the workplace


Wednesday October 30, 2019 18:30 - 20:30 GMT
Circl - Gustav Mahlerplein 1b, 1082 MS

18:30 GMT

Building Your Crew: When is it Time to Bring on Employees & How Do You Find Them?
As entrepreneurs, it’s just you at the helm of the ship. You make all decisions based on your ideas and research. At a certain point, though, you realize you can no longer steer the ship alone. How do you find the right people? How do you figure out your company culture? When is the right time to bring aboard a crew? And how do you get investor ready and secure the funding to finance it all?


Moderators
avatar for Melanie Ewan

Melanie Ewan

Founder and Managing Partner, Volition
Heya! I'm the Founder of Volition, advisory and events firm for startups, as well as COO of Canadian nonprofit, Women in Tech World, and a freelance writer. I currently live in Madrid and love to jam out about entrepreneur mindset (ups, down and all that's in between) and women and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeroen van der Heide

Jeroen van der Heide

Co-Founder & Ecopreneur, Impakt Tribe
Jeroen van der Heide born on 20-06-1978 in Den Helder is an energetic, creative mind that combines head and heart in the right dose. As a Student he already thought outside of the box and he always sought a path that was innovative and different, as an Int. Sales manager in the wholesale... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Adam

Kelly Adam

Program Manager, Techstars
Kelly is a Program Manager at Techstars, the worldwide network helping entrepreneurs succeed. In this role, Kelly has launched the first Techstars accelerator in the Netherlands and worked directly with 30+ startups from around the world in the METRO Retail program in Berlin and the... Read More →
avatar for Shea Harty

Shea Harty

Managing Director, Empower Amsterdam
Shea Harty is the Managing Director of Empower Amsterdam. A non-profit organization that believes in creating inclusion and community for foreigners in different cities. They help unemployed professionals get back to work faster with free career coaching and workshops. The organization... Read More →
avatar for Fridah Ntarangwi

Fridah Ntarangwi

Co-Founder, ZIDICIRCLE
Fridah Ntarangwi is the Founder & Director of Zidicircle, an alternative financing platform that enables underserved entrepreneurs raise capital internationally. Over the past 14 years she has accumulated financial sector experience ranging from Entrepreneurial Financing, impact investments... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 18:30 - 20:30 GMT
Circl - Gustav Mahlerplein 1b, 1082 MS
 
Thursday, October 31
 

09:30 GMT

Deepdive: What’s Real Anyway? On Robots and Mixed Realities in Healthcare
This talk brings together experts to discuss how robotics and mixed realities are disrupting the current perception of reality. Take the journey of redefining the concept of reality. We’ll focus on applications within the healthcare industry, and how changing the perception of one’s reality can positively impact both your physical body and mental well being. We’ll hear use cases and why these technologies are successful, discuss how they impact our cognition, and understand how they’re changing healthcare.

Moderators
avatar for Faviola Brugger-Dadis

Faviola Brugger-Dadis

CEO & Founder, NeuroReality B.V.

Speakers
avatar for Thosha Moodley

Thosha Moodley

Robot Entrepreneur, Roborabbit-labs
Robot entrepreneur, IT Manager, Crypto enthusiast
avatar for Rizgar Saltik

Rizgar Saltik

Consultant, Catalyze
Rizgar Saltik is a biotechnology, medical technology and life sciences consultant at Catalyze in Amsterdam. He was born and raised in The Netherlands and has a background in neuroscience, business management and entrepreneurship. After his adventure as a biotechnology business analyst... Read More →
avatar for Inês Pires

Inês Pires

Researcher and Patient Expert, Neuroreality
Inês holds a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology. She did her internship as a Clinic Neuropsychologist in Portugal and worked as a Guest Researcher at Leiden University. Her background is focused on the applicability of VR tools for cognitive rehabilitation... Read More →
avatar for Kiki Coppelmans

Kiki Coppelmans

Co-Founder and Psychosomatic Physicaltherapist, inMotionVR
Who is Kiki and what is her drive?I get in Motion myself by, supporting, coaching and motivate other people,So they get in Motion again.With the aim of controlling their own well-being and improve their own health!Biography:Since 2001 Physiotherapist and since 2010 specialized as... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 09:30 - 11:30 GMT
Uber - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

09:30 GMT

Pitch Event: Batten the Hatches – We’re Hitting the High Seas!
**UPDATE:  we've set it up so that the first 30mins (930-10AM) are for coffee/breakfast and networking, with the program starting at 10AM. SO, if you aren't a morning person, no worries about being there right at 930AM on the dot (and we will have caffeine and nourishment to get you through!). 

Like great explorers sailing uncharted waters, take a chance and present your pitch at Pitch Event! Ten participants will be selected on a first come first served basis, and given three minutes to present their ideas in front of the audience. Whether you have a pitch or not, come support these fabulous women demonstrating courage, and learn about all the fabulous things our community is creating.

Pitch Events provide a comfortable space for entrepreneurs to gain practical experience and feedback on their 3-minute pitch in front of a live audience and industry panel. The audience (all are welcome) votes on the top three companies to receive valuable prizes from local sponsors.

Volition Pitch Registration

Moderators
avatar for Melanie Ewan

Melanie Ewan

Founder and Managing Partner, Volition
Heya! I'm the Founder of Volition, advisory and events firm for startups, as well as COO of Canadian nonprofit, Women in Tech World, and a freelance writer. I currently live in Madrid and love to jam out about entrepreneur mindset (ups, down and all that's in between) and women and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dana Kawas

Dana Kawas

Co-founder CEO of Thynkli, Thynkli
Dana is a co-founder and CEO of Thynkli, a company that is paving the way to digital transformation enabling business growth using emerging technologies. She has a proven leadership track record and over 17 years of experience in driving digital change from strategy to execution in... Read More →
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Janneke Niessen

Entrepreneur & Investor, VCVolt and CapitalT
Janneke is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, board member and mentor for startups and co-founder of VCVolt and CapitalT. In the past she has started and sold 2 international tech companies. She is co-initiator of InspiringFifty, an initiative that aims to increase diversity... Read More →
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Jeroen van Geel

Creative director, Oak & Morrow
Jeroen van Geel is partner and creative director at the strategic design studio Oak & Morrow. He is also the author of the book ‘Pitching Ideas: Make people fall in love with your ideas’. Oh, and he can’t stop talking about cycling and being outdoors.


Thursday October 31, 2019 09:30 - 12:00 GMT
Houthoff - Gustav Mahlerplein 50 1082 MA

10:00 GMT

Jump Ship: How to Successfully Change Careers Midstream
What floats your boat early in your career may give you a sinking feeling now. Seasoned professionals will discuss how they navigated successful roles and career changes and the impact it has had on their professional and personal lives.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer van Dijk

Jennifer van Dijk

Owner, Van Dijk Accounting
Jennifer van Dijk is an accountant, financial advisor, mama, puzzler, entrepreneur, yogi, American, curiosity & beauty seeker and… She offers tools so people of all walks of life can take power into their own hands and shift the power dynamic in their lives through financial knowledge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dorota Klop-Sowinska

Dorota Klop-Sowinska

Founder / International Career Coach, DoSo! Coaching & Counseling
DoSo! Coaching is a certified coach and counselor. She specializes in career coaching, career transition, leadership coaching, and talent development. She was hired by many renowned companies such as Netflix, Springer, Elsevier, Novartis, LeasePlan to mention a few.In 2007, after... Read More →
avatar for Rieke Smakman

Rieke Smakman

Legal Counsel, Smakman Legal Tech
Rieke Smakman is a Dutch lawyer drawing from 20+ years of experience in corporate and commercial litigation. Rieke started her career with Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam, and went on to co-found a law firm, that earned international acclaim for its success in art restitution. Early 2018, Rieke... Read More →
avatar for Oren Yehudai

Oren Yehudai

Sr. Director, EMEA Channel Sales, Equinix
As a channel professional, Oren thrives on negotiating through complexity and creating long-lasting partnerships. His keys to success are simple – listen and understand the needs, capabilities and motivation of your counterpart and find out how you are uniquely positioned to address... Read More →
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Cassandra Loor

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Aiir Innovations
Cassandra Loor co-founded Aiir Innovations, an AI startup which focuses on the automation of jet engine inspections. Cassandra focuses on product management and support, aiming to bring high-end solutions to the end-user in the form of a simple and intuitive interface.In her spare... Read More →
avatar for Frederique Chevrot

Frederique Chevrot

Head of CPO, Support and Services, EVBOX
Strong international management experience, leading teams in different functions such as business development, sales, marketing, project management, product management, pricing, customer support, country support in a B-to-B environment (Entreprise/ Scale-up recently). Enjoying most... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
TSH Collab - Parool Theatre - Wibautstraat 131D, 1091 GL

13:30 GMT

Jump on Board - Looking Ahead to Board Membership
We've come so far as to achieve top executive roles in some greater numbers; but what about aspiring to go even further? With continued push to advance women to higher positions in the corporate world, can we plan from the beginning to reach the even more lucrative, powerful positions of board membership? And once we get there, are these coveted roles smooth sailing?

Moderators
avatar for Marissa Shaffer

Marissa Shaffer

Technical Writer, ServiceNow
Marissa Shaffer is a technical writer at ServiceNow, named Forbes' #1 World's Most Innovative Companies 2018. Previously, Marissa has written about software and systems, air transportation, finance, and other topics for both startups and Forbes 100 companies. Marissa has a Masters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Guido van Nispen

Guido van Nispen

Publisher, i4j Innovation for Jobs
Guido is Publisher of Silicon Valley thinktank i4j (Innovation for Jobs) chaired by Vint Cerf. Furthermore he is, among other, on the supervisory boards of World Press Photo and Cinekid, Advisor to the Dutch Council for Culture chairing committees advising the Dutch government and... Read More →
avatar for Saskia Van Uffelen

Saskia Van Uffelen

Digital Champion, GFI Corporate VP Benelux
As Corporate Vice President for the French ICT group GFI, she oversees the development of the BeNeLux region. Since 2012, the federal ministry of economic affairs appointed Saskia Van Uffelen as ‘Digital Champion’ for Belgium representing the European Commission. To stimulate... Read More →
avatar for Tiambi Simms

Tiambi Simms

co-founder, SheFarms
Tiambi R Simms is the cofounder of a social enterprise called SheFarms. As a social entrepreneur Tiambi’s guiding question is how are we going to feed 9.7 Billion people by 2050, if we can’t manage our resources now? This drives her work in the agri-fintech sector, bringing the... Read More →
avatar for Mirella Visser

Mirella Visser

Vice chair supervisory board, MPD
Mirella Visser is an international entrepreneur, supervisory board member, author and speaker. She founded the Centre for Inclusive Leadership. In her career as an international business leader, Mirella worked in finance in Europe and Asia (based in Hong Kong). Currently chairing... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
TSH Collab - Parool Theatre - Wibautstraat 131D, 1091 GL

13:30 GMT

Resiliency Tips For Those Rough Waters: Navigating The Low And High Tides Of Your Career
It would be great if our career path was one steady upward climb but ‘life’ happens. Many circumstances can cause us to falter, maybe even fall: expectations not being met, critical feedback, colleagues who aren’t collegial, a rocky personal relationship are just a few of what life puts onto our path. Join us for a real conversation about navigating the lows and returning to the highs of performance in the office and in life. This session is ideal for both managers and individual contributors who want to learn more about professional and personal resilience.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Jane Roy

Mary Jane Roy

Owner, Creating Waves
Mary Jane is focused upon creating (work)spaces filled with engaged, communicatively competent, connected, well-balanced, happy, healthy, and productive personnel. Next to more than 4 decades of work experience, she has spent the past 8 years developing programs for (new) managers... Read More →

Speakers
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Petra Fisher

Independent LinkedIn Consultant, Petra Fisher Consulting
“Cranky old fuddy-duddy claims to know shitloads about LinkedIn. Says she can help global entrepreneurs attract clients”, is the first thing you’ll read on Petra Fisher’s LinkedIn Profile.Petra lives with her big fat red cat (Bluey) and teenage daughter (who thinks most of... Read More →
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Meredeth McMahon

Strategist & Stylist, Meredeth McMahon Image & Branding
Meredeth is currently a Business Growth Strategist for multiple businesses in Seattle. Throughout her career, she has used her deep user/customer empathy to identify product and market opportunities for businesses in various stages of growth: from founding the 1st store in the Greater... Read More →
avatar for Faith Cheong

Faith Cheong

Lead Operational Excellence Analyst
Born in Singapore, citizen of the world. Faith has always worked in an international company that thrives on diversity. Till date, she has gained 6 years of experience in making an organisation the best place for its employees to do their best work. Some of her greatest indulgence... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Baumann

Miguel Baumann

Career Coach & Innovation Manager, www.miguelbaumann.com
Today, Miguel brings soft-skills to Tech as career & live coach. He is fascinated by the endless possibilities that human beings and digital technology can achieve together. After setting up (and sometimes failing) several startups in multiple countries, he has joined Philips to... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
Uber - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

16:00 GMT

When Women Turn On Each Other: Why This Happens & How to Fix It
We’ve all seen it: women undermining other women. It happens more often than we’d like to admit and we ask, “Why would they do that?” Join this session to hear from women leaders to understand what drives this behavior and how we can work together to change it.

Moderators
avatar for Madalina Buzdugan

Madalina Buzdugan

Channel Marketing Manager, EVBox
I'm a fixer of things, passionate about marketing, creating stories and travelling with an open mind. I'm trying to live as many lives as possible, make change happen through laughter, sassiness and good wine. I love creating safe spaces for my peers and use "You do you" as a daily... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Burgersdijk

Marilyn Burgersdijk

Director Talent Acquisition, Mendix
Currently Director Talent Acquisition at Mendix as part of the Siemens Software Industry, after a few years in Talent Acquisition at Tesla EMEA. After 10 years of international experience in sales I discovered the profession of Recruitment at Eiffel and I switched to Recruitment... Read More →
avatar for Diane Carter

Diane Carter

Head, Information Management & Deputy CIO, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Head of Information Management and a Deputy Chief Information Officer for an international criminal tribunal and personal transformation coach to women ready to change the status quo, Diane knows people and understands how they work and how they don't work.  American born, multi-award... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams

Founder, Head Rebel, The Do Good Only Company
While I do often talk to myself, I tend to avoid the 3rd person. I’ve spent most of my life making unexpected choices and I don’t anticipate that changing any time soon. A year ago I started The Do Good Only Company which is focused on making a digital inclusion a reality for... Read More →
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Haroun Busby

Clinical Psychologist/ Owner, BraveKey Therapy
Haroun Busby is an Intercultural Psychologist at her practice BraveKey Therapy based in the Randstad. She brings a desire to help individuals, couples and groups to improve their well-being through counseling therapy, coaching, consulting and workshops. Haroun uses an eclectic, caring... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
TSH Collab - Parool Theatre - Wibautstraat 131D, 1091 GL

16:30 GMT

Launch It Broken, Fix It Live: Put the Life Vest On and Jump!
As the saying goes, “Perfect is the enemy of the good.” Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs & executives on how they keep momentum up by focusing on “good enough” when launching their project. There will always be something to “fix” or improve, so why wait? Jump in, the water feels fine.

Moderators
avatar for Meredeth McMahon

Meredeth McMahon

Strategist & Stylist, Meredeth McMahon Image & Branding
Meredeth is currently a Business Growth Strategist for multiple businesses in Seattle. Throughout her career, she has used her deep user/customer empathy to identify product and market opportunities for businesses in various stages of growth: from founding the 1st store in the Greater... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amrita Banerjee

Amrita Banerjee

Senior Product Manager, Uber
I have been working in payments for the last 15 years. I started my career as an engineer working on an eBanking system. After 4 years, I decided to move to the business side of the house and pursued a masters is marketing and strategy. I spent the next 4 years in Business Development... Read More →
avatar for Corbin Norman

Corbin Norman

Performance Marketer, bunq
Corbin Norman is a musician turn entrepreneur and ecosystem builder passionate about helping the world's principal consumer generation build wealth with daily habits. His experiences span a decade from technology and healthcare to media and entertainment, launching kweliTV Inc., a... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Giele

Maggie Giele

Business & Marketing Strategist, Maggie Giele Strategy
Maggie Giele, MSc. is an award-winning business and marketing strategist and certified coach, helping fiercely driven business owners refine their strategies, get in front of their dream clients, and scale with ease. She is also the founder of Bosses in Europe, an online community... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Janes

Shelley Janes

Founder, Janes Partners
Shelley has been a first sales hire at Y-Combinator and Techstars companies in Silicon Valley. She is most passionate about helping startups reach their first $1-10M in revenue. She’s coached, mentored and advised startup founders and brings to the table over ten years experience... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 16:30 - 18:30 GMT
Uber - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

18:30 GMT

Women in Gaming
The gaming industry is one of the most innovative and impactful industries, and it is growing like crazy. Games are everywhere, and so are people that play games: board games, mobile games, PC and console games, VR experiences, and more. Games transform societies and are often at the forefront of cultural change. Let's talk about how we can remove barriers to get more women and minorities into the industry. Let's discuss how games have changed, become more inclusive, and pushed not only technical boundaries, but also boundaries in how we see and experience the world around us. And let's dive into the opportunities that exists for women interested in developing games, and the skills that can get them there.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Madelon

Charlotte Madelon

Game Developer
I am a game developer currently working and living in Utrecht, The Netherlands. My current projects are Rosa’s Garden, which I released in march 2019 on mobile, Lily, which I am still working on, and some smaller game projects. I work within the semi-collective/co-working space... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson

Market Analyst, Newzoo
Jeremy's career so far has seen him working in virtual reality and film. But all things gaming- and esports-related are where Jeremy’s heart really lies, which led him to Newzoo. Here, he works alongside the company’s market analysts to spot and investigate the most significant... Read More →
avatar for Melinda Jacobs

Melinda Jacobs

Chief Product Officer, Mobius Labs GmbH
Melinda is an entrepreneur, 'gamification' wizard, and N7 paragon. She specializes in perfecting the telling and sharing of narratives and storytelling through interactive experiences using play (gamification) to create behavior change. She is a mentor, coach, and advisor to startups... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 18:30 - 20:30 GMT
TSH Collab - Parool Theatre - Wibautstraat 131D, 1091 GL
 
Friday, November 1
 

08:45 GMT

Co-Storm Interactive: Connections that Make Things Happen - Featuring the Wittenberg
The concept behind Co-Storm is about how much more we’re able to see (brainstorm) for each other than we see for ourselves. There’s a creative back-and-forth energy in getting outside your own head. Fresh eyes see our blind spots and filters. They also mirror back to us what’s really going on. A Co-Stormer’s insight can clarify what steps to take next, highlight your strengths, and make you see what should happen naturally. It can solve a problem in your field with an outsider’s perspective. During this session, each participant will have time for an introduction and a chance to discuss their most pressing pain points, project or idea in a safe and empowering environment. Your Co-Storm partners will brainstorm with you on solutions and positive changes.

This session includes an incredible group of mentors, ready to give back by sharing their experience and expertise.

Location - Use the Lutheran Church entrance

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Owens

Jessica Owens

Software Engineer, Snapchat
As a Developer, I am deeply committed to building useful tools to bring people together. I believe in the power and promise technology has to help find solutions to age old and new issues, and I believe it takes a village to build sustainable and bright systems. I am a builder.
avatar for Janine Beck

Janine Beck

UX Designer in Training and Transformational Coach, Janine Beck Coaching & Consulting
I want to talk to you about UX and all things related. I'm studying UX Design at the UX Design Institute. I would love to talk to you if you are in to UX (or no-code development), and anything that will help me along on my new adventure. I'd like to find a mentor too. I am also a... Read More →
avatar for Meredeth McMahon

Meredeth McMahon

Strategist & Stylist, Meredeth McMahon Image & Branding
Meredeth is currently a Business Growth Strategist for multiple businesses in Seattle. Throughout her career, she has used her deep user/customer empathy to identify product and market opportunities for businesses in various stages of growth: from founding the 1st store in the Greater... Read More →
avatar for Lara Manqui

Lara Manqui

Owner, Flourish Empowment Coaching & Consulting
Lara Manqui is an empowerment coach, entrepreneur, professional speaker, vlogger, and an electronics engineer. After 16 years in the tech world she resigned from corporate life to build her own business supporting women to create fulfillment in their lives. She has lovingly worked... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Carter

Deborah Carter

Founder, NewTechKids
Four years ago, Deborah Carter founded NewTechKids, an education academy in Amsterdam which prepares kids in primary and high school for the future by teaching them about technological innovation. Blending computer science, programming, design and critical thinking about the implications... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Dempsey

Lisa Dempsey

CEO & Founder, Leadership Labs
Lisa is a Leadership Coach and People Strategist who connects people and innovation through cutting edge leadership paradigms that empower everyone to show up as a leader in their own unique way - because everyone matters. She comes from an extensive background in International HR... Read More →
avatar for Marilyn Burgersdijk

Marilyn Burgersdijk

Director Talent Acquisition, Mendix
Currently Director Talent Acquisition at Mendix as part of the Siemens Software Industry, after a few years in Talent Acquisition at Tesla EMEA. After 10 years of international experience in sales I discovered the profession of Recruitment at Eiffel and I switched to Recruitment... Read More →
avatar for Bianca Blom

Bianca Blom

Founder, LINJA
avatar for Emmy Coffey McCarthy

Emmy Coffey McCarthy

Founder, Emmy McCarthy Consulting
Building communities and businesses which make impact and income.
avatar for Yolanda Jansen

Yolanda Jansen

Founder, silver mango
In 2018, Yolanda Jansen founded silver mango, a 'boutique' consultancy through which she supports leaders, managers and teams to articulate and achieve their very own versions of 'better' in teamwork. This 'better', i.e. communication, collaboration and performance is achieved by... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Ewan

Melanie Ewan

Founder and Managing Partner, Volition
Heya! I'm the Founder of Volition, advisory and events firm for startups, as well as COO of Canadian nonprofit, Women in Tech World, and a freelance writer. I currently live in Madrid and love to jam out about entrepreneur mindset (ups, down and all that's in between) and women and... Read More →



09:30 GMT

Navigating Big Tech: Learn from the Recruiters
Enjoy a panel of professional recruiters from big technology companies. Listen to their insights and reflections from the recruiter's lens on: What makes a great candidate, whether application portals still work in 2019, things they wish candidates knew more often to do, ways we should be considering the impact of ATS on resumes, and a discussion of trends in recruiting at big tech companies. Invaluable breakout sessions included, each small group moderated by a professional who can add value to this important discussion.


Moderators
avatar for Amber Rahim

Amber Rahim

Leadership Coach, Amber Rahim Coaching
EXPERTLY CREATING CHANGE– People are more productive when doing the things they believe worthwhile. I love seeing that breakthrough in people, when they realise what they can actually do themselves. When they become aware of their talents and use them. Being part of that process... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ashwini Uthrapathi Shakila

Ashwini Uthrapathi Shakila

Sourcing Recruiter, Uber
Ashwini is a Sourcing Recruiter for EMEA at Uber, where she acts as a D&I Ambassador enabling change at every level.  She is also the Co-Lead for EMEA at Women at Uber, championing various events, partnerships and training. An Engineer by education, she has worked across several... Read More →
avatar for Leah Sharma

Leah Sharma

Lead Tech Recruiter, MessageBird
Leah is the Lead Tech Recruiter at MessageBird which is a cloud communications platform headquartered in Amsterdam.Leah has been working in recruitment for just over 8 years, primarily focused on the tech industry and has experience hiring for a range of roles from developers to product... Read More →
avatar for Gosia Baczewska

Gosia Baczewska

Lead Recruiter, EMEA, Microsoft
There has never been a more exciting time to lean in and observe how technology impacts our daily lives - as employees, consumers and humans. By a lucky coincidence, I joined Microsoft 5 years ago and have been absolutely thrilled with the abundance of opportunities the company has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Neale

Chris Neale

Partner, Henry James Consulting
Founded the EMEA boutique search firm HJC recruiting high performing sales talent and functional leaders for the software sector following a career in the software industry as a Sales Director & as a plc Director for international search firms.A British national, I speak German... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 09:30 - 11:30 GMT
Uber - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

10:00 GMT

Deepdive: Staying Strong in Tech
Limited Capacity full
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Learn from women and minorities who’ve remained in technical roles for more than 10 years about what it takes to climb the ladder. How do you resist going the managerial path? How do you set yourself up to become a CTO? The higher we go, the fewer women and minorities we find remaining. How do you stay strong and connected during the climb?

Moderators
avatar for Fabio Tiriticco

Fabio Tiriticco

software developer, Fabway
Fabio is a software engineer, conference speaker, and community leader based in Amsterdam. While building his own start-up, he fell in love with Akka, Scala, and Reactive systems, so much so that he founded the 2000-member strong Reactive Amsterdam meetup group. When not in front... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Steinmetz

Nathalie Steinmetz

Founder & CEO, She's Coding
Software Engineer with 15+ years of experience, currently working as such at L1NDA, and running She’s Coding, a nonprofit for women in tech. Looking to build connections and collaborations with people, organizations and companies that support that mission and want to join along... Read More →
avatar for Raluca Mihu

Raluca Mihu

Chief Playfulness Officer & CTO, Synchromind
Freelance CTO, Security & Risk consultant, therapist. IT professional with 20 years experience as an architect, developer, tester, analyst and security specialist. Very passionate about data privacy and risk management in a society where data is growing exponentially.Founder and creator... Read More →
avatar for Ana Maldonado

Ana Maldonado

Data Science Practice Lead, Altius
Over the last 15+ years I have been working in international environments along multidisciplinary teams, translating clients needs and business questions into (R&D) solutions with an innovative twist.My scientific passion is in research, innovation and Data Science, to bring meaning... Read More →
avatar for Mabel Otto

Mabel Otto

Manager head of development, Zoomin.TV
The great counterpart of being dyslectic, is my ability to make and see connections between apparently unrelated topics. This helps me to solve complex distribute problems.In 2012, Hadoop triggered my creativity to solve the challenge of processing the advertisement click stream from... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
AWS - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

13:30 GMT

In Their Own Words: Stories of Underrepresented Voices in Tech
Limited Capacity full
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What if your identity didn't fit into the conventional confines of the workplace? What part of yourself do you hide? What part do you refuse to hide? How can you help colleagues and employers accept who you are? Join us for a meaningful evening of learning and storytelling, as we listen to thirteen diverse speakers from our community answer the question, "What is your identity and how do you express it at work?" Gain a different perspective as each storyteller shares their personal experiences in a series of 5-minute flash talks.

Moderators
avatar for Jenna Burton

Jenna Burton

Co-founder, Wild Fruit Agency
Jenna Burton is Co-founder and Creative Director of Wild Fruit, a creative communications agency specializing in inclusive brand messaging. She developed her writing skills as a researcher at the University of California, where she worked closely with scientists and technicians to bridge the gap between the technical and the rhetorical. An anthropol... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mabel Otto

Mabel Otto

Manager head of development, Zoomin.TV
The great counterpart of being dyslectic, is my ability to make and see connections between apparently unrelated topics. This helps me to solve complex distribute problems.In 2012, Hadoop triggered my creativity to solve the challenge of processing the advertisement click stream from... Read More →
avatar for Pilar Quezzaire

Pilar Quezzaire

Curriculum manager, edtech and design, International Baccalaureate
Pilar is the curriculum manager for educational technology and design at International Baccalaureate. She investigates the impact of technologies on learning, teaching and learning environment design. Her recent work has focused on the use of data artificial intelligence in learning... Read More →
avatar for Parham Doustdar

Parham Doustdar

Developer and Team Lead, Booking.com
Parham Doustdar is a completely blind team lead and developer. Originally from Iran, he spent six years working in Iranian companies and start-ups before coming to work at Booking.com. He loves learning and internalizing the lessons of life, and passing them on through speaking and... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Shogaolu

Tamara Shogaolu

Creative Director, Ado Ato Pictures
Tamara Shogaolu is the founder and creative director of Ado Ato Pictures and is a member of the XRBASE virtual and augmented reality incubator. She is an international director and new media artist with a track record in featuring her work at film festivals, galleries, and museums... Read More →
avatar for Marie-Anne Chaloupecky

Marie-Anne Chaloupecky

UX writing consultant, Ways of Words
Educated in the UK, Uganda and France, currently based in the Netherlands, I’m a third culture kid with Polish and Czech parents. Unsurprisingly, home to me is often on the road.That winding road led me to 6 years at Booking.com, contributing to the integration and evolution of... Read More →
avatar for Marly Pierre-Louis

Marly Pierre-Louis

Principal UX Copywriter, Booking.com
Marly Pierre-Louis is a Principal UX Copywriter at Booking.com. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, her professional experience exists at the intersection of communications, technology and social justice. Marly is the co-founder of the Amsterdam Black Women collective. In her spare... Read More →
avatar for Derek Bruce

Derek Bruce

Director Leadership Development, Signify
Derek has a great background in leadership, people and talent development, consultancy and business communication. This has come from working with market leading global organizations in the Fashion, Financial Services, Media, Retail and Technology industries. His experience of working... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
AWS - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

13:30 GMT

True Allyship: Be a Better Ally All the Time, Every Day
True Allyship is not defined by intent, but by impact. The question to ask yourself is: How do I ensure that I'm having the impact of an ally? Join us for a lively discussion about this leading question as we dive into the concept of privilege, our unconscious biases, and why intent can only go so far. Our all male panelists  will share their experiences, the barriers they've faced and overcome while imparting valuable advice on how you can act with impact as an ally every day, in the workplace and beyond.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Spencer

Jennifer Spencer

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo van Loenen

Ricardo van Loenen

CEO, B.
Ricardo van Loenen is the co-founder of B.Amsterdam. Which since her start in April 2014 has significantly expanded to 64.000 rentable office and logistic space with currently 300+ companies as tenants and a total of 1,500 entrepreneurs. Through his networking and business development... Read More →
avatar for Nate Anderson

Nate Anderson

Director, Head of Regional Operations, Uber Eats
Nate leads regional operations for Uber Eats in EMEA. Originally from Minnesota, Nate spent time at various technology companies in Silicon Valley before joining Uber 5 years ago. Nate has held a variety of General Manager and Strategy roles at Uber based in UAE, Kenya and Russia... Read More →
avatar for Rick Buitenman

Rick Buitenman

CTO, L1NDA B.V.
Team builder, cat herder, talent scout, troublemaker, manager of the unmanageable. Turned always looking for the next problem to fix into an accidental career in software engineering and management.
avatar for Jan Kaan

Jan Kaan

EMEA Sales Manager, SkyKick
As EMEA Partner Development Team Manager, Jan leads a diverse sales team from all ends of the world. Jan picked up his sales and people skills throughout his career working at large corporates such as IBM, British Telecom and Kofax before moving into start/scale ups. He worked at... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
Uber - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

13:30 GMT

#Relationships Are The True Currency: Discover Your Treasure Chest
Limited Capacity full
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To sail a ship successfully you need a crew working together, in relationship, toward a greater purpose. This is the core principle of the WiT Regatta. Learn how cultivating and tending to your relationships keeps your ship on course and offers you safe harbor in a storm

Moderators
avatar for Cristina Quijano

Cristina Quijano

Digital Assets Business Development Associate, ING
Cristina is an entrepreneur, passionate about technology, startups, and innovation. Cristina started three years ago, connecting the tech community in Rotterdam with new projects on Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers to create more awareness in these new technologies.Cristina is currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tara Clark

Tara Clark

Founder, Social Entreprenuer, Believe Love Unite
Human Connectivity Conservationist | Social Entrepreneur | Photographer | Global TravelerTara's passion for sharing openly, gathering knowledge and inspiration from every person along her journey has led her to found grassroots movement, Believe Love Unite, and a ski wear line of... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte van Dijk

Charlotte van Dijk

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Tripaneer
Charlotte van Dijk is the Strategic Partnerships Manager at travel platform Tripaneer and is the Lead of the Facebook Developer Circle in Amsterdam. Throughout her career she has been building communities with different tech start-ups and is now running the 400+ developer circle... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Ward

Stephanie Ward

Founder, Firefly Coaching
Stephanie Ward is the Business & Marketing Coach for Global Entrepreneurs who want to create a meaningful and prosperous business. Stephanie helps business owners get clear and then generate marketing ideas that are a perfect fit. She does this with one-on-one coaching, speaking... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
AWS - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP

16:00 GMT

Closing Celebration by Uber and EVBox
After an energy-filled week of connections, storytelling, mentorship and idea-sharing, it's time to take it all in and chillax! Enjoy meditation powered by Red Triangle Advisors followed up by silent disco! This is not the end, but rather the beginning of the next chapter for you as we hope you have gained more connections, mentors and friendships.


Friday November 1, 2019 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
Uber - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP