2023 Agenda

Book tickets

Monday 2nd

Tuesday 3rd

Wednesday 4th

Thursday 5th

Friday 6th

Saturday 7th

Wednesday 4th

ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD

Wednesday is the Tech day. A day filled with content, networking and practical advise for anyone launching a career in tech or founders building their own tech platform.

Black STEM Careers Fair

10:00

Arrival, Registration & Welcome

Host:

Andre Spence
Founder & CEO, Global Purpose Enterprise

10:15 - 10:45

Company Spotlight - Meet the recruiters x Company Spotlight

Meet our recruiters and hear about some of their day to day at their current companies.

Speakers:

Bashiru Alebiosu-Daniel
Junior Associate Software Development Engineer, Publicis Sapient
Jordan Roberts
Associate Software Development Engineer, Publicis Sapient
Priscilla Ephraim
Project Manager and Vice-Chair ONE Employee Resource Group, National Grid
Uchechi Nwansi
People and Culture Advisor, bp
Promise Ahante
Digital Graduate, bp

10:50 – 11:20

Careers and CV workshop with JP Morgan

Olu Sowunmi
Vice President, Recruiting Lead, JP Morgan

11:20 – 11:40

Navigating the the drone industry: It’s more than being a drone pilot

In this interactive session, come and gain a wider understanding of the drone industry, the different uses of drones and experience a live demonstration of drone flight and landing.

Facilitated by:

Demdrones (Adonis-Reko White)
Founder and CEO, Demdrones 


11:45 – 12:45

Unveiling Your Automotive & Motorsport Pathways: Insights from Driven by Us

This session provides a comprehensive overview of the motorsport industry and offers valuable insights for those looking to embark on a career in this thrilling world. We’ll discuss various aspects of motorsport, from the different pathways, essential skills and strategies required to succeed.

Panellists:

James Dornor
Founder & Chair Advisory Board, Driven By Us


Jahee Campbell-Brennan
Vice-Chair Advisory Board, Driven By Us & Wavey Dynamics, Director


Asha Earle
Head of Partnerships, Driven By Us


Carol Glenn
Competition Secretary, Driven By Us & Founder of NRG


Host:

Antoine Richards
Club Member, Driven By Us
and Formula 1 Engineer


Presented by Driven by Us

12:45 – 14:00

Speed Mentoring with Global Purpose Enterprise

14:05 – 14:50

The World of Augmented & Virtual Reality

Whether it’s the creation of unique wearable pieces or immersive experiences, the possibilities are endless. 

In this session, we’ll be hearing from an entrepreneur in the space and learning about their creations and experience in the space.

Facilitated by:

Pamela Aculey
CEO and Co-founder of MIXD Reality

15:00

Close

Black Tech Experience

18:00 – 18:05

Welcome and Introduction

Host:

Leke Sholuade
CEO of Black Valley>

18:10 – 18:50

Opening Fireside Chat -
The Future Is In Your Hands

With new and improved technological advancements being announced every day, many are realising the endless possibilities that could exist as a result. In this session, our panellists will share their knowledge on how you can use tech to shape the future of your business and the world.

Panellists:

Cecil Peters
EMEA Head of DEI, EMEA Head of Advancing Black Pathways, JP Morgan
Atul Mehta
Senior Vice President & Managing Director EMEA & APAC London, Publicis Sapient

18:55 – 19:35

Careers Panel – Leveraging Technology to Drive Societal Change

A panel discussion exploring how the Black tech community can utilise their skills and influence to create positive social impact. Industry leaders and innovators will share insights on leveraging technology for education, healthcare, economic empowerment, environmental sustainability, and social justice. Topics include diversity in tech, bridging the digital divide, emerging technologies for social good, and equitable access. This session aims to inspire collaboration, provide guidance, and ignite a commitment to using technology as a catalyst for positive change in the Black community and beyond.

Panellists

Masimba Zata
Director of Product Management, Moody’s Analytics
Keisha Garcia
VP Technical Programme Management and Digital Foundations, bp
Bilal Leigh-Hilton
Investment Bank Data Integration Lead, UBS
Natalie Scarlett
Agile Project Manager and Diversity Lead, Bank of England

Moderator:

Indie Gordon
Head of Programs & Community, Foundervine

19:40 - 19:50

Networking Break

19:55 – 20:35

Entrepreneurs Panel

Technological Transformations: Inclusion and Equity in the Digital Era

For a long time, the advancement of technology and its impact on the world has been at the forefront of conversations surrounding what’s next for our industries. Join us as we explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the ever-evolving technological landscape. 

From AI and machine learning to cybersecurity and ethical considerations, our panellists will shed light on the transformative shifts driving innovation. This panel is a must-attend for tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, developers, and industry leaders seeking to understand the forces driving the industry’s growth.

Panellists
Elizabeth Uviebinené
Multi-award-winning author and Founder, Storia
Flavilla Fongang
Founde, 3 Colours Rule & GTA Black Women In Tech
 
Stephanie Ijoma
CEO, Founder & Consultant Award-Winning Premium Gaming & Entertainment Company, NNESAGA
 
Del Titus Bawuah
Founder, W3A
Moderator:
Roland Emmans
Head of Technology Sector and Growth Lending, HSBC UK

20:40 – 21:30

Closing Keynote and Q&A

Dr Anne Marie Imafidon MBE
Presenter, Author and CEO, Stemettes
Moderated by:
Leke Sholuade
Founder and CEO, Black Valley

21:35

Close