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 - The Importance and Benefits of Increasing Gender Diversity in TMT Leadership

09:30 – 10:10

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


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?

10.10 – 10:25

Keynote Speech - Negotiation and Leadership - Advice and Experience on Negotiating and Leading Deals in Male Dominated Industry

10:25 – 11:00

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


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?

11:00- 11:30

Networking Break

11:30 - 11:45

Keynote Speech - Increasing Women in TMT – Diversity Strategies

11.45 - 12:30

Digital Disruption - Who is leading Digital Transformation?


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?

12:30- 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 15:30

Breakout Sessions


Two Sets of 3 Interactive Breakout Sessions and Round Tables

13:30- 14:30

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


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?

13:30- 14:30

Career Development - Making Your Voice Heard in TMT


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

13:30- 14:30

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


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

14:30 - 15:30

5G and Digital Infrastructure Investment – Building Future Networks


Investment opportunities are soaring in Fibre, Datacentre Small Cell, while the advent of 5G is driving a new era of capex spend and commercial use cases for telcos and the wider TMT industry. In this panel discussion network operators and investors will discuss how opportunities are changing.

• What will be the biggest impact of 5G and how is the industry responding?
• How can TMT infra players capitalise on the backhaul demands of 5G, small cell and datacentre growth?
• When are 5G auctions and who is best positioned to take advantage first?
• How will 5G change strategy for TMT companies and which use cases will be most successful?
• What M&A activity is likely as a result of 5G and investment into fibre?

14:30 - 15:30

Investing in TMT Innovation and Digital Transformation


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?

14:30 - 15:30

Encouraging an Inclusive and Diverse Corporate Culture


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

Negotiation and Communication Skills
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