2 DAY CONFERENCE

BeyondTech 2019

Wednesday, 1st - Thursday, 2nd May in London

37 experts spoke.
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Going BeyondTech - Responsible AI, Diversity & Inclusivity, Tech for Good & Closing the Skills Gap

Today, every business is a tech business. The biggest change we have witnessed as a community has been tech's shift from a standalone industry to one that permeates almost every aspect of modern society, and we are just at the starting line.

If you are not a part of the conversation about change, you cannot affect it. This is where BeyondTech comes in. We want to find real actions that individuals and companies can make to guide tech forward. To this end, we have broken the conference up according to four themes: Responsible AI, Diversity & Inclusivity, Tech for Good and Closing the Skills Gap.

Across two days of talks, and round tables, BeyondTech aims to do four things: take a deep look at the ways in which we frame discussions around the ethics of automation and AI; promote real actions that can be taken to create a diverse and inclusive ecosystem; see how tech can be used to solve some of societies biggest problems and meet the challenge of bridging the skills gap in tech head on.


Keynotes Announced

We are thrilled to announce that Jamie Bartlett, Jaya Chakrabarti MBE and Russ Shaw will be joining us to all give a Keynote Talk at BeyondTech 2019!

Check out the rest of Conference talks here



Accessibility at BeyondTech 2019

As BeyondTech strives to be as accessible and inclusive as possible for our attendees we have gathered all the information regarding access here.

Diversity Scholarship Plan

The BeyondTech 2019 Diversity Scholarship Plan is now closed, thank you to all those who applied, and please feel free to apply again next year..


Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now closed! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!


Code of Conduct

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Programme

Day 1: Wednesday 1st May

Don't miss these amazing talks!

Track Track 1: CTRL Track 2: TAB
09:00

Registration and Breakfast Refreshments

09:30

Welcome to BeyondTech 2019 Day 1!

09:45

Keynote: Networking at Conferences for Autistic People and Introverts

Dennie Declercq

Diversity & Inclusivity


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10:45

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00

Just Add Diversity - Why a Diverse Tech Industry Isn't Enough

Sapphire Mason-Brown

Diversity & Inclusivity


inclusivity diversity ethics

Data for the public good.

Reema Patel

Responsible AI


diversity ethics responsible-ai artificial-intelligence
11:30
2

Round Table Session: Diversity & Inclusivity

Isabel Chapman and Holly Rafique

Diversity & Inclusivity


diversity inclusivity roundtable

Round Table Sessions: Responsible AI

Sam Mercer

Responsible AI


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12:00

Psychological Safety: Overprotection or Not?

Gitte Klitgaard

Closing the Skills Gap


diversity ethics inclusivity psychological-safety

It’s Just Data

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper

Responsible AI


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12:30

Tea & Coffee Break

12:45

Designing a Feminist Alexa: An Experiment in Feminist Conversation Design

Dr. Charlotte Webb

Responsible AI


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Effective Ethics for Busy People

Kingsley Davies

Tech for Good


ethics leadership techforgood
13:15

Lunch

14:15
2

Keynote: Closing the Skills Gap: Russ Shaw in Conversation with Sarah Luxford

Sarah Luxford and Russ Shaw

Closing the Skills Gap


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15:15

Round Table Session: Youth-Led Inclusion

Femi Owolade-Coombes

Closing the Skills Gap


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Round Table Session:Tech for Good

Tom Wagstaff

Tech for Good


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15:45

Inspire and Engage Digital Makers of All Ages and Backgrounds

Alan O’Donohoe

Closing the Skills Gap


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Neurodiversity in Tech

Ray Coyle

Diversity & Inclusivity


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16:15

Tea & Coffee Break

16:30

Hate Speech as a Service

Timothy Quinn

Tech for Good


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Diversity in Tech: Throwaway or Here to Stay?

Emma Obanye

Diversity & Inclusivity


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17:00

Drinks Break

17:15

Keynote: Digital Activism - Saving the World with Open Data

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Tech for Good


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18:15

BeyondTech 2019 Party with Pizza & Beer!

22:00

End of BeyondTech 2019 Day 1. See You Tomorrow!

Day 2: Thursday 2nd May

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Track Track 1: CTRL Track 2: TAB
09:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:30

Welcome to BeyondTech 2019 Day 2!

09:45

Keynote: Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Jamie Bartlett

Responsible AI


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10:45

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00

Why Ethics Matter And What we Forget About Our Past

Stella Windsor

Responsible AI


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2

Altruistic Algorithms? Data for Good Done Right

Tom Wagstaff and Christine Henry

Tech for Good


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11:30

Round Table Session: Tech for Good

Ellie Hale

Tech for Good


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Round Table Sessions: Responsible AI

Ali Chaudhry

Responsible AI


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12:00

The Cost of Code

Dylan Beattie

Responsible AI


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Social Problems have Social Solutions: A Case Study with Homelessness

Alex Stephany

Tech for Good


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12:30

Tea & Coffee Break

12:45

UKBT Presentation – Making the UK the most diverse tech sector in the world

Mark Martin

Diversity & Inclusivity


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Knowing Me Knowing you.... Ahaaaaa!

Jenny Martin

Diversity & Inclusivity


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13:15

Lunch

14:15

Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusivity in Tech hosted by Nancy Evbuomwan

Nancy Evbuomwan

Diversity & Inclusivity


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15:00

Tea & Coffee Break

15:15
2

Lightning Talk: From Prison to Start-Up Entrepreneur; Digital Solutions that Pave the Way in Social Tech

Sabine Vreugdenhil and Michael Vreugdenhil

Closing the Skills Gap


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Lightning Talk: Putting Top Coding Challenge Solutions to Work

Angela Bates

Tech for Good


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15:30

How Continuous Learning Helps Closing the Skills Gap In Software Engineering and Development

Wendy Devolder

Closing the Skills Gap


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Lightning Talk: Diversify your Company: Providing Skills and Employment to People from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Richard McMenamin

Tech for Good


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15:45

Lightning Talk: Quality Education for 25 Million Out of School Kids

Ali Chaudhry

Closing the Skills Gap


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Lightning Talk by Sara Shahvisi

Sara Shahvisi

Diversity & Inclusivity


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16:00

Round Table Session: Diversity & Inclusivity

Jennifer Riggins

Diversity & Inclusivity


diversity roundtable inclusion

Round Table Session: Closing the Skills Gap

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper

Closing the Skills Gap


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16:30

Keynote: Walking the Walk - Moving from the Why to the How

Sinead Bunting

Diversity & Inclusivity


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17:30

BeyondTech 2019 - Final Wrap-up

17:40

End of BeyondTech 2019 - See you in 2020!

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