Agenda

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08:00 - 08:45

Networking Breakfast

 
08:45 - 08:50

Official Opening

 
08:50 - 09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

 
09:00 - 09:15

Opening Keynote Address

 

Success story from a Women TMT Leader

09.15 – 09.30

Keynote Speech by Accenture

 
09:30 – 10:10

Women in TMT Leadership Panel – Success Stories, Strategy and Future Growth

 

Chaired by Nnenna Ilomechina, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Emily Clark, Chief Economist, BT Group
Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA
Kate Ferry, Chief Financial Officer, TalkTalk
Jane Huxley, Managing Director, EMEA, Spotify

Women leaders from telecoms, media and tech industries discuss how they are leading strategy, how they made it to their position, and how these industries and top tier career opportunities are evolving for women in TMT

·         How is the TMT sector changing and how does this affect your strategy?
·         What were the challenges you faced getting into your role and currently?  
·         How are top tier career opportunities evolving for women in the TMT sector?
·         What should companies be doing to get more women into leadership and board roles? 
·         What should individuals do to build to a successful career in TMT?
·         Where are the opportunities for growth in TMT?

  • Chair

    Nnenna Ilomechina
    Managing Director
    Accenture Strategy

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    Emily Clark
    Chief Economist
    BT Group

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    Laxmi Akkaraju
    Chief Strategy Officer
    GSMA

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    Kate Ferry
    Chief Financial Officer
    TalkTalk

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    Jane Huxley
    Managing Director, EMEA
    Spotify

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    Nnenna Ilomechina
    Managing Director
    Accenture Strategy

10.10 - 10:25

Keynote Speech

 
10:25 – 11:00

Women in TMT M&A Panel – Who is Leading the Next Wave of TMT M&A Transactions?

 

Bénédicte Javelot, CEO, Orange Wholesale France
Nina Weiden, SVP M&A, Bertelsmann
Nina Triantis, Global Head of TMT, Standard Bank
Laurence Hainault, MD, Head of EMEA Telecom, Credit Suisse

A panel of 5 women leaders from TMT in Investment Banking, Private Equity and M&A Dealmaking discuss how their industries are changing and how they are leading M&A activity and teams

• What is driving current TMT M&A activity? What is expected next?
• How prevalent are women in the companies and roles leading TMT M&A activity?
• Is the balance of women to men in TMT M&A changing? What impact does that have?
• What steps can be taken to increase opportunities for women in these roles, and what are the obstacles?
• What advice would you give to women seeking to move into TMT M&A leadership roles?

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    Bénédicte Javelot
    CEO
    Orange Wholesale France

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    Nina Weiden
    SVP M&A
    Bertelsmann

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    Nina Triantis
    Global Head of TMT
    Standard Bank

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    Laurence Hainault
    MD, Head of EMEA Telecom
    Credit Suisse

11:00- 11:30

Networking Break

 
11:30 - 11:45

Keynote Speech: Breaking through the Glass Wall - How to ensure your career doesn't stall simply because you're a woman

 

By Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer, MediaCom and Kathryn Jacob, CEO, Pearl & Dean

  • Speaker

    Sue Unerman
    Chief Transformation Officer
    MediaCom

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    Kathryn Jacob
    CEO
    Pearl & Dean

11.45 - 12:30

Digital Disruption - Who is leading Digital Transformation?

 

Chaired by Ioana E Dobre, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Durdana Achakzai, Group Director of Digital, Vodafone
Elisabetta Romano, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, TIM

More speakers to be announced

A panel of 5 women leaders from TMT discuss how their companies are leveraging digital and changing business models and company culture to accelerate growth

• What impact can diversity have on digital transformation?
• What are companies in TMT doing successfully to leverage digitalisation?
• How are digital business models changing? What are the latest success stories?
• What are the best policies to introduce to accelerate digital growth?

  • Chair

    Ioana E Dobre
    Managing Director
    Accenture Strategy

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    Durdana Achakzai
    Group Director of Digital
    Vodafone

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    Elisabetta Romano
    Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
    TIM

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    Ioana E Dobre
    Managing Director
    Accenture Strategy

12:30- 13:30

Networking Lunch

 
13:30 – 15:30

Breakout Sessions

 

Two Sets of 3 Interactive Breakout Sessions and Round Tables

13:30- 14:25

TMT M&A Strategies – Who is leading M&A and where are the next big deals?

 

Joanna Smith, Head of Corporate Development, ITV Studios, ITV
Catherine Bouchard, Group Strategy Director, Ooredoo Group
Farida Douiri, Senior Director M&A, Etisalat
Helena Svancar, Head of M&A, Ericsson
Yasemin Arik, Principal, HgCapital

Industry executives, investors and advisers discuss how TMT M&A strategies are changing in the newly converged and digitalised environment

• Which companies are leading Telecom, Media and Tech M&A?
• Who are the key financial investors? How is that affecting deal flow?
• How are valuations changing? What are the key drivers?
• Which new technologies are driving deals?
• The future telco – what will it look like?

  • Speaker

    Joanna Smith
    Head of Corporate Development, ITV Studios
    ITV

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    Catherine Bouchard
    Group Strategy Director
    Ooredoo Group

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    Farida Douiri
    Senior Director M&A
    Etisalat

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    Helena Svancar
    Head of M&A
    Ericsson

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    Yasemin Arik
    Principal
    HgCapital

13:30- 14:25

Making it to the top – Successful Career Development Strategies

 

Catherine Birkett, CFO, GoCardless
Susie Ramroop, Managing Director, Make Life Simple
Kim Chua, Head of Strategy, Channel 4
Jo Goodson, Managing Partner, Hampleton

Practical advice on how to move up a TMT organization and become a leader, by positive communication and negotiation skills

• Key challenges for Career Development in TMT?
• Getting your foot in the door and staying noticed
• Playing to your strengths: What qualities and attributes can you bring to the table and how can you make your voice heard in different environments?
• Finding mentors and asserting your position without alienating allies
• Leadership, communication and negotiation styles that work for you
• Networking at the top in male dominated industries

  • Speaker

    Catherine Birkett
    CFO
    GoCardless

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    Susie Ramroop
    Managing Director
    Make Life Simple

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    Kim Chua
    Head of Strategy
    Channel 4

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    Jo Goodson
    Managing Partner
    Hampleton

13:30- 14:25

Corporate Development: How to ensure more Women in TMT Leadership positions

 

Louisa Gregory, Chief of Staff, Colt Technology Services
Catherine Lynch, Chief People Officer, Virgin Media
Jennifer Smith, Finance Consultant, Dark Cubed
Laura Maddison, Managing Director, Raymond James

Initiatives to attract, recruit and retain women in upper and middle management positions

• Building the business case for gender balance in management – what is it that women bring to the table, and why you cannot waste their talent
• Strategies for addressing gender balance board and strategic decisionmaker level + How senior managers can drive hiring and promotion policies
• Incorporating gender diversity in HR processes, including recruitment strategies, and building a diverse leadership pipeline
• Adapting the workplace infrastructure and schedule to support women
• Practical initiatives to support women’s progression including mentorship best practices

  • Speaker

    Louisa Gregory
    Chief of Staff
    Colt Technology Services

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    Catherine Lynch
    Chief People Officer
    Virgin Media

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    Jennifer Smith
    Finance Consultant
    Dark Cubed

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    Laura Maddison
    Managing Director
    Raymond James

14.25 - 14.35

Changeover

 
14:35 - 15:30

Digital Infrastructure – Building Future Networks

 

Rosalind Singleton, Managing Director, UK Broadband
Helen Ebert, Chief Legal Officer, Helios Towers

More speakers to be announced

Investment in digital infrastructure is soaring including in fibre broadband, datacentres, small cell, edge technology and 5G. In this panel discussion industry and investment leaders discuss how the market is changing and which strategies and tech is best placed to dominate.

• Who is leading investment in fixed and wireless digital infrastructure?
• How is roll out of fibre broadband changing the market?
• How will 5G change strategy for TMT companies and which use cases will be most successful?
• How will Edge Computing, Small Cell and other new technologies impact the big operators?
• What M&A activity is likely and how will that shape the market?

  • Speaker

    Rosalind Singleton
    Managing Director
    UK Broadband

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    Helen Ebert
    Chief Legal Officer
    Helios Towers

14:35 - 15:30

Investing in TMT Innovation and Digital Transformation

 

Monia Turella, CFO, Bitcom TV & Internet Provider
Sarah Lamoudi, Partner, Wise Associates

More speakers to be announced

Heads of Innovation, Investment from leading Telecoms, Media and Tech companies, VCs and Advisers assess the next key areas for investment and who is leading the way.

• What are the key areas for TMT companies investing in innovation and digital transformation?
• Who are the main disrupters in TMT and which type of business models will be reshaping the sector?
• How are telecom operators diversifying away from core business areas?
• What areas are investors and VCs targeting?
• Planning ahead: how will the industry look in 5 years?

  • Speaker

    Monia Turella
    CFO
    Bitcom TV & Internet Provider

  • Speaker

    Sarah Lamoudi
    Partner
    Wise Associates

14:35 - 15:30

Encouraging an Inclusive and Diverse Corporate Culture

 

Speakers to be announced

How can companies, employees and customers change mindsets and preconceived notions to create a thriving balanced culture?

• Which corporates have got the gender balanced culture right and why?
• How does it affect productivity and why does gender imbalance still persist?
• How can companies in Telecom, Tech and Finance improve diversity?
• What are the major opportunities for women, and how should they be approached to maximise their full potential?
• Maintaining that culture and using it as a springboard to excel
• Avoiding the pitfalls of over correction

14.35 - 15.30

Negotiation and Communication Skills

 

Speakers to be announced

Practical advice on negotiation and communication skills and building effective teams for deal negotiation 

• What are the key skills, strategies and approaches for deal negotiation 
• Analysing the problems and interests of each party
• Preparation: determining goals, solutions, and historical evidence
• Building a negotiation team. Key roles and skillsets
• How can diversity affect negotiation strategy and outcomes?
• Playing to your strengths: What qualities and attributes can you bring to the table?

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Refreshments and Close