Women in Tech Conference 2019
Women in Business NI is delighted to bring together a collective of Northern Ireland’s leading technology companies and organisations to host the second ‘Women in Tech NI’ Conference. This empowering one-day event will gather both female and male role models who innovate, challenge and embrace technology. Inspirational women who have achieved great success within the sector and influential entrepreneurs will share stories of their journey.
The Women in Tech Conference will take place at Titanic Belfast with the speakers from the morning session of the conference being streamed live from the ‘Everywoman in Tech’ Forum in London. This screening will provide delegates with a morning of industry focussed learning as well as access to high calibre learning and development experts. In the afternoon, local industry leaders will lead the discussion topics and chair a range of breakout sessions.
With global and local perspectives due to be presented on topical issues, the second ‘Women in Tech NI’ Conference is set to be a fantastic thought-provoking day!
Introducing our local key note speaker - Anita M. Sands, Ph.D.
Dr. Anita Sands is a global technology and business leader, public speaker, and advocate for the advancement of women. She currently serves on the board of three Silicon Valley public companies - Symantec Corporation, Service Now, and Pure Storage, and is a board director at private companies, ThoughtWorks and AppBus. She is also an active advisory board member at DocuSign and Box.
Anita earned both her Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics and bachelor's degree in Physics & Applied Math from Queen's University Belfast and a Masters in Public
Policy and Management, with the highest distinction, from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a Fulbright Scholar.
Before her latest career pivot into technology, Anita spent a decade in the financial services sector, specializing in enterprise transformation and technology-led innovation. She was the youngest ever-Senior Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada where she served as the Head of Innovation and Process Design. At the age of 33, she was appointed as Chief Operating Officer, and subsequently as Head of Change Leadership, for UBS Wealth Management Americas, responsible for technology, operations, and corporate services. She joined her first F500 Board at the age of 37.
Anita has been honored on many occasions for her contribution to technology leadership and the advancement of women. She holds a diploma in piano from the London School of Music and has traveled to all seven continents, including on an expedition to Antarctica with polar explorer, Rob Swan. Anita is a former all-Ireland public speaking champion and a frequent commentator on trends affecting the boardroom, digital transformation, and diversity.
Full conference agenda to be announced soon.