Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
RVA's largest conference on women in technology, brings together professionals on a wide range of technology topics to learn, network, collaborate, and leave with actionable takeaways.
Rhonda Vetere | CIO Infrastructure | Santander BankElizabeth Lindsey | Executive Director | Byte BackAlissa J. Abdullah | CISO | Xerox
Breakout 1.1 CEO Discussion: Women Who Wear Real Capes Speakers: Robin Gregg | RoadSync, Mary Kopczynski | RegAlytics, Karen Townsend | Sea Island Solutions & Kelley W. Powell | MacLaurin GroupSeason: Spring-Career
Tune in as this panel of female CEO’s talk candidly about their journeys to the “C-Suite” and share lessons learned, successes, sources of inspiration and moments when the cape maybe did not fit perfectly along their career journey’s.
Breakout 1.2 Quiet Leadership - You Don't Have to be Loud to LeadSpeaker: Rica Rosario | Deloitte DigitalSeason: Autumn-Empowerment
Let’s talk about quiet people and quiet leadership. These aren’t new concepts, but they often don’t get the attention they deserve. Just because you don’t have the loudest voice in the room, doesn’t mean people won’t listen to you. You can still be heard. This session will celebrate value and impact of quiet people, quiet confidence and quiet leadership; share some tips how to be or work with quiet leaders; and generate some ideas on making workplaces more inclusive of quiet colleagues, so everyone can be and do their best.
Breakout 1.3 Talk Nerdy to Me Speakers: Sara Perry | Artivest, and Fiona Towner | Luck CompaniesSeason: Winter-Tech
Join us for an interactive session as our data science enthusiasts share various experiences regarding their professional career journey or “seasons” they encountered that lead them to the current path they are on today. In addition, they will also provide a live demo of a data set side-by-side built using Python and R to showcase the differences and similarities between the two languages.
Breakout 2.1 Authentic LeadershipSpeaker: Adrienne Whitaker | SOAR365Season: Autumn-Empowerment
Adrienne Whitaker is a business development executive with SOAR365. She also serves as a strategic advisor to the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office, serves on the Advisory Board of C&F Bank and is appointed to the Minority Business Enterprise and Emerging Small Business Advisory Board for the City of Richmond. Come join as Adrienne facilitates a session on authentic leadership, leveraging the lessons of author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek.
Breakout 2.2 The Science behind Designing for Delight with an Inclusive and Diverse Mind Speaker: Za Grillet | Deloitte DigitalSeason: Summer-Creativity
User delight is always a quick topic to reference but never easy to measure, now is it? For years in design and businesses, it’s been crossed referenced with relatable concepts such as satisfaction, usability or even overall user experiences. Companies such as Google, Facebook, and Apple all have become masters at measuring this idea inclusively and therefore craft thousands of delightful, diverse experiences around the world.
Join me as we deep dive into the cognitive psychology, behavioral science, diversity, and inclusivity behind a user’s delight, while leverage user research to measure these insights and leave you with 5 tips to that you can use to create a happier place for your users.
Breakout 2.3 Tech Prep for Hack Track --> Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Overview Experience: Not needed here.Season: Winter-Tech
What to Expect?
Background on RPA’s Evolution
What is RPA?
Why you should consider and learn RPA
How to Structure Your Center of Excellence
Preparation for the Automation First Era