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09:00 am


Same day

04:00 pm

Event type:

Face to face

Titanic Belfast

Ticket Price:

Member - £80.00 (+VAT)

Non-member - £95.00 (+VAT)

At a glance…

Northern Ireland's leading tech companies & organisations come together for the 6th Women in tech Conference.

This empowering event, sponsored by MCS Group will gather role models who innovate, challenge, and embrace technology. From inspirational women who have achieved great success within the sector, to influential entrepreneurs who will be sharing their journey throughout the world of tech from both local and global perspectives.

The day will be filled with feature speakers and panellists, providing attendees with industry-focused learning and face to face access to a high calibre of education and development experts on the conference theme of The Climate of Change.

This is a sell out event for Women in Business each year, early booking is advised*.
Conference Programme

Emer Maguire

Emer Maguire

Conference Host

Emer is Northern Ireland's brightest comedy star. As a qualified and practicing Speech and Language Therapist, Emer loves communicating in any way she can. She is an international award-winning science communicator, a four-time TEDx speaker and a musical comedian with a sold out Edinburgh Fringe run under her belt.

Deepa Mann-Kler

Deepa Mann-Kler

CEO | Neon

Deepa Mann-Kler is an exceptionally experienced public, private and charity sector Chair and Non-Executive Director. As Chief Executive of Neon and Visiting Professor for Immersive Futures with Ulster University, she specialises in use of immersive technologies for health. As a TEDx speaker and thought leader she regularly keynotes on the intersection of digital transformation, technical innovation, inclusion, ethics, bias, data and AI. Deepa is author of the first report on race discrimination with policy recommendations for the public sector in Northern Ireland "Out Of The Shadows."

Dr. Niamh Shaw

Dr. Niamh Shaw

Engineer, Scientist, Writer & Performer

Now working out of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, Dr. Niamh Shaw is an academic and ‘space communicator’ who is on a mission to see the Earth from space in order to share a totally new perspective of our planet and of ourselves. As a hugely popular speaker she shares innovative approaches to problem solving, collaboration and the personal steps she has learned that allowed her to dream big, develop a bigger social responsibility and fulfil her life’s ambitions.

Sonya Kerr

Sonya Kerr

Head of Marketing & Strategic Communications | CATAGEN

Sonya is passionate about innovation and technology and has spent most of her career showcasing the talent and products/services that Northern Ireland has to offer. She has a “can do” attitude that helped her build an award-winning marketing team for one of the largest technology companies in Northern Ireland and she is now doing it again with one of Northern Ireland’s most innovative net zero companies - CATAGEN. She is passionate about using her knowledge and network to help indigenous tech companies to grow and scale and to encourage young people into STEM or net zero careers.

Women in Tech panel sessions
How can tech take action on climate change in 2023?
A discussion on how the tech community can implement meaningful change to the tech industry’s impact on climate change and the role of tech in developing solutions for reducing climate change.
  • Christine Boyle MBE, Founder & CEO, Senergy Innovations
  • Sarah McGeough, Environmental Sustainability Lead, Kainos
  • Catherine McGinnity, Systems Development Manager (Charge Boxes, HVOR Electrification), Sensata

Inclusive change: the importance of Diversity in the Development of Technology and AI
Will prioritising diversity in the tech sector and curating the data that goes into AI models and algorithms lead to better, more accurate information that's more inclusive for real-world applications?
  • Eve Brennan, AWS DevOps Engineer, Version 1
  • Sara El-Hanfy, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Innovate UK
  • Becca Hume, Founder of Inclutech Ltd and TapSOS Ltd
  • Michelle McGlone, Data Scientist, Allstate

The new age of women – all different, all equal
This panel session will discuss the traditional perception that all women have the same goals and life aspirations – marriage, children, family.  We will explore the stigma surrounding different aspirations and how many women don’t need or want to fit the ‘norm’.
  • Priyanka Lingegowda, Principal Software Engineer and Chair of Liberty IT Women in Tech Employee Resource Group
  • Heather McDonald, Vice President in EMEA Compliance, Citi
  • Mimi Munchetty, Senior Delivery Director, Alchemy Technology Services

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