Home - Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit 2018


27-28 NOVEMBER 2018
WARSAW, POLAND

1000+ TALENTED WOMENT IN IT,
ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION


EXPO XXI
PRĄDZYŃSKIEGO WARSAW

This November, all sorts of amazing women in technology – from students and professionals to CEOs of some of the most innovative global technology companies – are meeting in Warsaw to discuss the future of technology, develop networks, explore career opportunities, and learn from and inspire each other.
Come and join them.

The Warsaw Summit will become a center of discussion about the future of technology and its social impact, and about women contribution in this vital area.

“Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit” will be the first such event in the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEE&CA) addressed to female IT students and professionals. A record number of 1000 participants is expected from Poland, other European Union countries and Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. The Warsaw Summit will become a center of discussion about the future of technology and its social impact, and about women contribution in this vital area.

The Summit will create a meeting space for the female talents in technology. The participants will have the opportunity to listen to and meet the managers of the biggest global technology companies, to update their scientific and technical knowledge and to gain the tools for development of their own professional careers.

An accompanying Career Fair for students, with present offers from the top technology companies that place special emphasis on supporting and employing women, and interested in building a diversity culture in their organizations. Universities and IT faculties will present their achievements and establish contacts with high tech businesses.

Mariya Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society will honor the Summit as its Special Guest.

Talented students and young IT engineers from the East can apply for a grants enabling them to participate in this event.

We believe in the potential of women in technology, science and innovation; in their power to change the world for the better.
Join us!

Dr. Bianka Siwinska
CEO, Perspektywy Education Foundation

OVER 1000
PARTICIPANTS
Poland as new  
   IT Education
and industry
hub

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

Mariya Ivanova Gabriel is committed to increasing women’s participation in the digital sector and to create awareness of gender imbalance in panels.

She studied in Bulgarian and French languages at the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski". She continued her studies at the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux (Institute of Political Studies) in Bordeaux (France), where she studied International Relations, History of the European Institutions, Political Sociology and Comparative Politics. In 2003 she obtained her Master’s degree in ‘Comparative Politics and International Relations’ from the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux.

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Jadwiga Emilewicz

Minister Przedsiębiorczości i Technologii

Donya-Florence Amer

Executive Vice President, Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services, Robert Bosch GmbH

OVER 100 WONDERFUL SPEAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

Heads of top tech companies, influencers, experts and researchers

Martin Bastiaans

Director & Vice President, Member and Geographic Activities, IEEE

Anna Berenberg

Principal Software Engineer, Google Cloud Networking, Google

Dominika Bettman

CEO, Siemens Poland

Alexis B. Björlin

Corporate Vice President of the Data Center Group (DCG) and General Manager of the DCG Connectivity Group, Intel

Krystyna Boczkowska

CEO, Bosch Poland

Joanna Chwastowska

Engineering Coach / Growth Manager at DeepMind Health, Google

Patricia Florissi

PhD - Vice President & Global CTO for Sales, Dell

Nigist Tilahun Gebremedhin

Director, Hawassa University STEM Centre

Anna Glasberg

VP Talent, TomTom, TomTom

Jo Hannaford

Head of the Technology Division for EMEA and Global Head of Quality Assurance Engineering, Goldman Sachs

Stephanie Hoogenbergen

Head of IT, Credit Suisse Poland

Ulrika Jägare

Director Technology & Architecture, CTO office, Ericsson

Teresa Janowski

General Manager, STEM Nation

Małgorzata Kasperska

Vice President, IT Division for MEE region, Schneider Electric

Janice Levenhagen-Seeley

CEO & Founder, ChickTech

Ewa Maciaś

Senior Engineering Manager, Google

Lesley Marjoribanks

Head of Applied Security, Royal Bank of Scotland

Jody Medich

Director of Design, Singularity University

Martin Mellor

Head of Ericsson Poland, Ericsson

Sasha Mobley

Writer & Coach, Silicon Valley

Anja Monrad

Senior Vice President & General Manager CEE, Dell

Helena Norrman

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Head of Marketing & Corporate Relations, Ericsson

Jayne Opperman

Managing Director, Head of APAC/EMEA Consumer Technology, Citi

Lila Papadoperaki

Engineering Manager, leader of Workplace by Facebook Platform team, Facebook

Bożenna Pasik-Duncan

Deputy Chair of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control Education, Professor of Mathematics, University of Kansas

Gulsun Sağlamer

President, EWORA (European Women Rectors Association)

Jayshree Seth

Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M

Rolf Tarrach

President, EUA (European University Association)

Lori Tempelis

Data Intelligence & Digital Commerce Solutions Director, 3M

Ingrid Wünning Tschol

Senior Vice President Strategy, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Pavel Vassilovski

R&D Department Head, Samsung Poland

Corinne Vigreux

Co-Founder, TomTom

Angela Wang

Partner & Managing Director, Beijing, Boston Consulting Group

Esra Yavuz

Director, Information Technology Data Management, Data & Analytics, P&G

26 November

Tech-Warsaw says Hello!

  • 16.00-18.00 - Welcome parties in various parts of Warsaw (hosted by Tech-Partners)
ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Open space:

  • Company stands
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Networking area
  • Tech and IT communities space

27 november 2018
(TUESDAY)

11:30 - 14:00

IT for SHE - All About and Final Presentations of Mentoring

14:45 - 15:45

Shesnnovation - Competition for the best TECH/SCIENCE female startup - 5 best PITCHES fo 2018

20:00

BIG SMART PARTY for 1000+ women in Tech - Centrum Nauki Kopernik

28 november 2018
(WEDNESDAY)

11:30 - 13:30

EWORA Meeting - for female Rectors and Vicerectors - BY INVITATION ONLY

27 NOVEMBER 2018
(TUESDAY)

09:00 - 09:15

Opening of the conference

Bianka Siwińska

Perspektywy Education Foundation

Speeches of honorary guests

Mariya Gabriel

European Commission

Georgette Mosbacher

US Embassy, (tbc.)

Jadwiga Emilewicz

Minister Przedsiębiorczości i Technologii

09:15 - 11:10

First plenary session

Keynote Speakers

Jo Hannaford

Goldman Sachs

Stephanie Hoogenbergen

Credit Suisse Poland

Rolf Tarrach

EUA (European University Association)

11:10 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30

Discussion Panel 1

coming soon...

Presenter: Aleksandra Przegalińska, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

No place limit

Language: English

Seminars and Workshops

See what's behind the scenes of autonomous driving & check how to create advanced infotaitment systems for premium cars. During the workshops participants will be divided into 5 groups to explore the product life cycle from the idea point, through software & hardware development, ending up with tests & quality stage.

Presenter: Aptiv Krakow, Aptiv;

Registration required. Place limit: 60.

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

In last few years the quality of machine translation has significantly increased. The first step that pushed that technology forward was the introduction of recurrent neural networks, the second - making them deeper. The presentation will go through the the recent advances in neural machine translation as well as the challenges that are still unsolved.

Presenter: Marcin Chochowski, Samsung Poland;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

The session will start with a brief overview of theoretical background, such as types of penetration tests, possible limitations, standards and ethical code of penetration testing. Then one of the penetration testers (a.k.a. ethical hackers) will demonstrate some selected techniques of hacking information systems and communications. The demonstration is aimed also at people with limited security background and we will tailor the contents to spark discussions and reflection.

Presenter: RBS, Royal Bank of Scotland;

Registration required. Place limit: 20.

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

The session will address the importance of moving beyond just digitizing company information assets and manually using data for fact based decision making. It will explain how to strategically and technically address how to truly becoming Data, Automation and AI/ML driven based on experience from leading the Machine Intelligence journey in Ericsson.

Presenter: Ulrika Jägare, Ericsson;

Registration required. Place limit: 30.

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

An introduction into structuring eng/ux/product teams in a way that maximizes impact, productivity and creativity. Building robust and effective technology is one thing, building a highly-functioning, self aware and successful team is another. This short talk will cover the basic ways in which you can improve teamwork and team satisfaction among your peers and reports.

Presenter: Agnieszka Madurska, Google;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

coming soon...

Presenter: Sasha Mobley, Silicon Valley;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

Presenter: McKinsey Company, ;

No place limit

12:30 - 12:45

Coffee break

12:45 - 13:45

Discussion Panel 2

coming soon...

No place limit

Seminars and Workshops

Come participate in debunking the myth of a clear career path. Learn from others on how own it your way with practical tips you can put in practice straight away.

Presenter: Facebook, ;

Registration required.

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

coming soon...

Presenter: Jolanta Kluczyńska, Samsung Poland; Małgorzata Zaitz-Olsza, Samsung Poland;

No place limit

Presenter: Radomir Bordon, Dell;

No place limit

Learn about the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. With over 423,000 members all over the world it is the world's largest association of technical professionals. It is devoted to educational and technical advancement of engineering and associated disciplines. IEEE produces over 30% of literature in this field, publishing over 100 peer-reviewed journals, and offers various educational opportunities.

IEEE takes in student members, professional members and associate members. You too can join! Find out how and why.

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

Apply AI-enabled human augmentation to increase the quality of cognitive tasks and decisions. Apply AI-enabled automation to increase the consistency of repeating tasks and decisions. Understand how abundance of IT helps to disrupt positively the price/performance of how your business is done. Learn what are the right questions to ask. Take what you are good at and apply AI to it.

Presenter: Piotr Koziorowski, P&G; Marta Łopata, P&G;

No place limit

Language: English

coming soon...

No place limit

Language: English

You do not need to know complex graphics programs or have the great artistic talent to start designing. Everyone using a pencil, a piece of paper and a little imagination can start visualizing their ideas. During the workshop, we will show you how quickly draw a simple mobile application.

No place limit

Language: polish

Duration: 60 min.

13:45 - 14:45

Lunch

14:45 - 15:45

Discussion Panel 3

coming soon...

No place limit

Seminars and Workshops

coming soon...

No place limit

How can we help accelerate business decisions moving from monolithic to cloud architecture

Presenter: Alejandro Paz, P&G; Jakub Okoński, P&G; Emilia Burzyńska, P&G;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

Presenter: TomTom, ;

No place limit

Chatbot are increasingly influencing services in different industries like banking, cards, insurance and others. Chatbot can engage the customer longer and deeper using natural language interface and generate information by interacting with backend systems to provide smooth human like experience. Recent advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing technology has created a unique customer interaction paradigm. Customers are expecting to talk to banks like they do with their devices or in-home assistants. Messaging is now a preferred method for customer touch points and is asynchronous and lower in cost. AI and MI are getting matured enabling more sophisticated chatbot that can automate self-service tasks.  However there are significant hurdles that need to be overcome in ensuring the accuracy of response provided by the chatbot can hurt the adoption and push the customers back to trusted forms of communications like mobile applications or telephone conversations.

Presenter: Mini Suri, Citi;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

coming soon...

Registration required.

Language: polish / English

An integral part of everyday data scientist’s job is to communicate her technical work in a way which can be understood by business executives and helps them make informed decisions. In this workshop you’ll learn methods to effectively translate technical outputs from analysis and modelling into insights

Presenter: Magdalena Krupa, BCG Gamma; Marcin Strzelczyk, BCG Gamma;

Registration required. Place limit: 50.

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

15:45 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:40

Second plenary session

17:40 - 18:00

Summing up the first day of conference

Supplementary program on the 1st day

ongoing coding event
career fair
mentoring area

28 NOVEMBER 2018
(WEDNESDAY)

09:00 - 09:15

Opening of the second day of the conference

09:15 - 11:10

Keynote Speakers

Lesley Marjoribanks

Royal Bank of Scotland

Donya-Florence Amer

Robert Bosch GmbH

Angela Wang

Boston Consulting Group

Ingrid Wünning Tschol

Robert Bosch Stiftung

11:10 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30

Discussion Panel 1

coming soon...

No place limit

Seminars and Workshops

This session is to inspire you with techniques that you can introduce right away into your life and experiment with them. Some people said those are life changers;) Do you want to try?

No place limit

Language: polish

Duration: 60 min.

During this workshop, after showing how to get started with popular Deep Learning framework TensorFlow, I will introduce participants with main building blocks of Convolutional Neural Networks – the architecture that recently has gained a lot of popularity, due to its efficiency and accuracy in solving computer vision tasks.

After that, the importance of redesigning networks for smart home edge devices will be explained, followed by some state-of-the-art examples of networks optimized for these applications. Finally, solutions designed for supporting remote monitoring of elderly people in smart home environment will be presented, including long distance heart rate estimation and emotion recognition from breathing signals.

Presenter: Alicja Kwaśniewska, Intel;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 60/120 min.

Consider an organization that has more than a million Java processes running on any given day, add the increasing pressure on security when any old library can be an attack vector, on top of capacity management, production hosts access prevention etc.. How can one centrally monitor the use of software to find out who is running what and where? How can it also seamlessly collect JMX metrics? How can it be enabled without effort from individual application teams?

Presenter: Jessica Man, Goldman Sachs;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

Workshop to explain 5G technology and how this is different to 4G. An overview of some of the new services that can be introduced with 5G. The workshop will develop ideas on how this technology and new services can be applied in Poland and which industries will benefit the most.

Presenter: Martin Mellor, Ericsson;

Registration required. Place limit: 50.

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

What does it take to bring end to end encryption to a billion people? This talk covers some of the challenges and tradeoffs Facebook faced in building Secret Conversations for Messenger.

Presenter: Jon Millican, Facebook;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

12:30 - 12:45

Coffee break

12:45 - 13:45

Seminars and Workshops

This program is appropriate for graduates and business professionals from all backgrounds, industries, and countries who wish to improve their ability to negotiate. Anybody that seeks for answer to a question why am I so shy in negotiating the causes precious tor me.

Participants leave the workshop with: the power and awareness to make negotiations easier, practical knowledge on turning emotions resulting from competitive attitude into positive emotions that result in a cooperative attitude and reaching the win situation; the ability to use the power of emotions to overcome hurdles as you negotiate; ability to assess and heighten your awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator and how to recognize and tap into the emotional build-up in you and others, even when emotion is being repressed.

Presenter: Anna Grosiak, Siemens Poland;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 120 min.

Intention of this lecture is to present how digitalization can improve and transform processes or activities - based on 3M example.

3M leverage technologies of digitized data, processes and turns information into actionable knowledge, which helps company take the right actions at right time and place!

Presenter: Justyna Karaś, 3M; Bartłomiej Wojnar, 3M;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

An advanced persistent threat is a set of stealthy and continuous computer hacking processes, often orchestrated by a person or persons targeting a specific entity. An APT usually targets either private organizations, states or both for business or political motives. APT processes require a high degree of covertness over a long period of time. The "advanced" process signifies sophisticated techniques using malware to exploit vulnerabilities in systems. The "persistent" process suggests that an external command and control system is continuously monitoring and extracting data from a specific target. The "threat" process indicates human involvement in orchestrating the attack.

APT (Advanced Peristent Threat) are some of the most sophisticated and most difficult to detect cyber infiltration threats. During the workshop we will define what APT is, and then run an interactive scenario simulating the organisation implementing countermeasures. Active audience participation will be required.

Presenter: RBS, Royal Bank of Scotland;

Registration required. Place limit: 40.

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

Electronic communications surveillance: Deep Learning & Natural Language Processing techniques in the world of unstructured data. Credit Suisse is a Swiss investment bank with a global presence in 50 countries and approximately 46K employees. Sarah Gadd manages a number of areas for Credit Suisse, including the Big Data compute platform, Machine Learning/AI, Semantic Technology and eComm Surveillance.

Credit Suisse needs to perform electronic communications surveillance to protect the firm both reputationally and financially, putting the monitoring and controls in place to prevent financial misconduct and meet regulatory requirements. Sarah will introduce the CS Surveillance Pipeline, showing you how CS has developed innovative solutions to transform surveillance to be more intelligent and learn from human actions.

Presenter: Sarah Gadd, Credit Suisse Poland;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

coming soon...

No place limit

Women are doing great in the IT world. They are smart, hard working, communicative. They are promoted quickly and grow fast. Until they get the role of a lifetime... mother. For 20 years I have been working with women who had to design a life model that would allow them to have it all. Is it possible? What is important? Why? We will discuss it together. 

Presenter: Magdalena Dziewguc, Google;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

13:45 - 14:50

Lunch

14:50 - 16:30

Second plenary session

Keynote Speakers

Pavel Vassilovski

Samsung Poland

Gulsun Sağlamer

EWORA (European Women Rectors Association)

Liz Ericson

McKinsey & Company

16:30 - 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 - 17:45

Discussion Panel 3

coming soon...

No place limit

Seminars and Workshops

During the presentation you will be able to observe how various aspects of data analytics delivery work in day to day practice of traditional industrial business. Actionable insights provided by the team are bridging the gap between data and business value, changing the way business approached the decision-making process. Data science and analytics techniques are used to create scalable solutions and data apps aiming at the key areas of Schneider Electric Global Marketing’s focus.

Presenter: Schneider, Global Sales Operations Data Analytics Team;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

The presentation/workshop will cover the following points:

  • What wireless/5G technologies are and why they are a game changer for our business and can ignite the next industrial evolution. The vision for wireless beyond 2025 horizon (6G) will be presented.
  • What is the relationship between STEM science and wireless and how more STEP opportunities across the industries are generated with wireless.
  • The main part of the presentation/workshop will focus on working with the participants on identifying how they can be part of the wireless revolution - what skills are needed, how wireless and 5G connects to STEM (e.g. machine learning, artificial intelligence, automotive etc.)

Presenter: Dr Anna Miskiewicz, Intel;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 45 min.

It is said that the hard skills are necessary to get the job, but soft skills are crucial to keep it. Join us and find out how you can improve your communication skills with ease and fun using DiSC personality typology.

Presenter: Ewa Ulicz, IGT;

No place limit

Language: English

Duration: 60 min.

This program is appropriate for graduates and business professionals from all backgrounds, industries, and countries who wish to improve their ability to negotiate. Anybody that seeks for answer to a question why am I so shy in negotiating the causes precious tor me.

Participants leave the workshop with: the power and awareness to make negotiations easier, practical knowledge on turning emotions resulting from competitive attitude into positive emotions that result in a cooperative attitude and reaching the win situation; the ability to use the power of emotions to overcome hurdles as you negotiate; ability to assess and heighten your awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator and how to recognize and tap into the emotional build-up in you and others, even when emotion is being repressed.

Presenter: Anna Grosiak, Siemens Poland;

No place limit

17:45 - 18:00

Summing up the second day of conference

Supplementary program on the 2nd day

programming workshop
career fair
mentoring area

AND THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT....
Tech WARSAW welcomes!

Come before Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit
and enjoy series of welcome-events hosted by:
Dell, Ericsson, Facebook, Goldman Sachs and P&G

26 November, in whole Warsaw

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
450 PLN (100€) - early birds*

The ticket covers:

  • full participation in the 2 days of the conference
  • materials
  • participation in the evening event
  • access to the fair and networking space

BUY

regular price

690 PLN (170€)

on the day of the event

790 PLN (200€)

GROUP TICKETS
700 PLN (170€)
2 persons (early birds*)

The ticket covers:

  • full participation in the 2 days of the conference
  • materials
  • participation in the evening event
  • access to the fair and networking space

BUY

900 PLN (230€)
3 persons (early birds*)

The ticket covers:

  • full participation in the 2 days of the conference
  • materials
  • participation in the evening event
  • access to the fair and networking space

BUY

grants and scholarships
participate for free

The Perspektywy Foundation, along with Partners, has prepared grants enabling you to participate in the conference for free.

  • Are you a student of subjects related to IT or engineering?
  • Are you a Fulbright scholar?
  • Do you study subjects related to IT or engineering at one of the Ukrainian, Belarusian or Kazakh universities?
See what you need to do to obtain one of them!

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400
  talented
students of IT
  and
technology
Poland as new  
   IT Education
and industry
hub
   main
  Event of
cee region
and Central
     Asia

EXPO XXI is one of the most modern and technologically advanced venues in Warsaw.

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