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GHC/1 London: Our Time to Lead

June 22, 2016 · 8:30 am - 5:30 pm PDT

The AnitaB.org and ABI.London Presents:

GHC/1 London: Our Time to Lead

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 (opening reception evening 21 June)

Join us for a day of networking and learning. Tickets are limited!

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Interested in Sponsoring GHC/1 London? Check our sponsorship benefits.

The GHC/1 London is a one-day, locally organized conference modelled after ABI’s international Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women in technology, at all career stages, and industry leading companies. It is a great opportunity to build relationships, learn, and advance careers.

The programme includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, and different themed tracks with inspirational speakers. There will be women in technical roles in industries ranging from technology, banking, academia, and consulting. They will speak about technology innovation in London, leadership, and career management from the perspective of women technologists.

By listening to women in technical industries, you will gain an insight to the recent technology trends in the city, what it takes to be a successful woman in tech, and tips and stories from women creating technologies that are changing the world.

There will be plenty of opportunities to network with other fellow women in technology.

There will be an opening reception party on the evening of the 21 June with industry sponsors and members of ABI.London! The reception will be hosted by Google at 1-13 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AG.

Please join us for a day of learning and networking, focused on technology, career development, leadership and advancing a gender diverse technology workforce in London!

Programme Information
21 JUNE 
19:00 – 21:00 Reception party
 8:30 Registration opens
 9:30 ABI.Local introduction

Keynote speaker

 11:00 Technical track

Entrepreneurial track

Leadership track

 11:45 Break
 12:00 Technical track

Entrepreneurial track

Leadership track

 12:45  Lunch
 14:00 Technical track

Entrepreneurial track

Leadership track

 14:45  Break
 15:00  Academic panel

Industry panel

Entrepreneurship panel

 15:45  Break
 16:00  Keynote speaker
 16:45  Wrap up, photos

Confirmed Speakers
Sarah Wilkinson Chief Technology Officer UK Government – Home Office Keynote 1
Katharine Zaleski Co-Founder and President PowerToFly Keynote 2
Pam Greene Software Developer Google Tech track and industry panel
Samiya Parvez CFmO Andiamo Tech track
Shalini Chaudhari Managing Director Technology Accenture Tech track
Lucy Caffery Innovation Programme Lead Accenture Tech track
Christine Poerschke Senior Software Engineer Bloomberg Tech track
Franzi Sauerwein Software Craftswoman Codurance Tech track
Birgitta Böckeler Lead developer ThoughtWorks Entrepreneurial track
Aimee Freeding Partner First Sentinel Entrepreneurial track
Fernanda Weiden Engineering Manager Facebook Entrepreneurial track
Ioana Nistoreanu Software Developer JP Morgan Tech track
Debbie Kneller Premier Field Engineering Director Microsoft Leadership track
Benita Mehra President WES Leadership track and Industry Panel
Merici Vinton Co-Founder
Ada’s List
Client Lead/Business Development
Leadership track
Alice Bentick COO and Co-founder Entrepreneur First Entrepreneurship panel, Entrepreneurial track
Maggie Philbin CEO TeenTech Panel moderator
Mariam Kiran President ACMW-UK Panel moderator
Jess Rose Co-Founder Trans*Code Hackday Industry Panel
Jesi Baker Founder Provenance Entrepreneurship Panel
Gillian Docherty CEO Data Lab Entrepreneurship Panel
Debbie Forster Co-CEO Apps for Good Entrepreneurship panel
Rae Harbird Teaching fellow, Engduino UCL Academic panel
Jess Wade Outreach Kings College, Imperial College, The WISE campaign Academic panel
Hannah Dee Sr Lecturer, Founder Aberystwyth University, BCS WOmen Lovelace Colloquium Academic panel
Luana Bulat PhD student University of Cambridge Academic panel

GHC/1 sponsors

Interested in Sponsoring GHC/1 London? Check our sponsorship benefits.

Platinum Sponsors

 Bloomberg logo - GHC 1 London sponsor 2016

Gold Sponsors

 Accenture logo - London GHC/1 Gold sponsor Microsoft logo - London GHC/1 Gold sponsor
 ABI.Local GHC/1 London Gold Sponsor J.P.Morgan Thoughtworks - ABI.Local London GHC/1 Gol sponsor

Silver Sponsors

 Facebook-06-2015-Blue palantirlogo28429  Google logo - London GHC/1 Silver sponsor
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Join us for a day of networking and learning. Tickets are limited!

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June 22, 2016
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary
London, SW1P 3EE United Kingdom
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