ABOUT People day

In partnership with AND Digital, the theme of people and talent focuses on the individuals who make up the tech industry, as well as the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this field. It highlights the importance of diversity and inclusivity, and the need to attract and retain talent from a wide range of backgrounds.

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bristol tech festival 'people day summit'

in partnership with and digital

08:30 - 17:00
Marriott Royal Hotel

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This full day summit is dedicated to unlocking new thinking and translating ideas into impact, join senior level executives to hear a blend of perspectives on the most critical tech leadership challenges facing business leaders today. With a mix of insightful and strategic thinking, you will have the opportunity to interact, engage and learn from experienced thought leaders and practitioners; whilst having the chance to contribute with your own viewpoints and leadership experiences.

By attending this high-profile event, we will focus on important tech management topics such as leadership, D&I, high-performance, culture and transformation. Delegates will leave with new ideas to help their organisation grow and the inspiration to put those ideas into practice. If you are a senior level executive, please register your interest to attend this full-day People Summit.

People Day Summit:

Transform your business
& cultivate a
winning culture

9:30 - 10:30

Transforming a business and cultivating a winning culture requires a deliberate focus on the Employee Value Proposition (EVP), which represents the unique value employees receive from working at an organisation. Discover steps to leverage an EVP to transform your business and foster a winning culture.

By attending this session, delegates will:

  • Gain insights into the pivotal role of Employee Value Proposition (EVP) in business transformation and culture development.

  • Discover practical steps and strategies to effectively leverage EVP to enhance your organisation’s overall performance.

  • Understand how aligning your business transformation efforts with a strong EVP can lead to sustainable success.

  • Learn from industry experts and thought leaders who have successfully harnessed EVP for business and culture transformation.

  • Network with like-minded professionals and engage in meaningful discussions about fostering a winning culture within your organisation.

  • Walk away with actionable takeaways that can immediately be applied to your business to drive positive change.

  • Leave with a deeper understanding of how an EVP-focused approach can yield tangible results in transforming your business and fostering a winning culture.

Leveraging Learning & Development to up-skill employees

10:50 - 11:30

Understand how your organisation can close its Digital Skills Gap through its learning and development function? Learn how by implementing an effective L&D strategy, organisations can actively close their digital skills gap, enhance employee capabilities, and foster a workforce that is well-equipped for business and digital transformation.

By attending this session, delegates will:

  • Gain insights into the pivotal role of Employee Value Proposition (EVP) in business transformation and culture development.

  • Discover practical steps and strategies to effectively leverage EVP to enhance your organisation’s overall performance.

  • Understand how aligning your business transformation efforts with a strong EVP can lead to sustainable success.

  • Learn from industry experts and thought leaders who have successfully harnessed EVP for business and culture transformation.

  • Network with like-minded professionals and engage in meaningful discussions about fostering a winning culture within your organisation.

Why winning hearts & minds
key to digital
transformation

11:30 - 12:30

Technology, Data, Machine Learning and AI are continually evolving and trends are constantly changing. To fully leverage the benefits of a digital workplace and drive innovation, organisations must prioritise the mindsets, behaviours, and capabilities of their people. By focusing on the people aspect of digital transformation, organisations can drive innovation, adapt to changing trends, and create a workforce that thrives in a digital environment.

Did you know that:

  • 70% of digital transformations usually fail due to employee resistance (Forbes)

  • When 70 percent of transformations fail, a company needs a proven strategy to beat the odds (McKinsey)

  • Organisations are 6x times more likely to meet objectives with excellent change management (Source)

This session will take a deep-dive and focus on the Key Takeaways required to win the Hearts and Minds for a successful digital transformation.

Diversifying the
tech
ecosystem

13:30 - 14:45

Join us for an illuminating panel discussion as we delve into the complexities of D&I strategy execution. Our expert panellists will uncover the reasons behind the failures and unveil strategies for resounding success.

Gain insights into crafting inclusive workplaces and fostering diversity. Let their experiences guide your organisation toward a more inclusive future.

The session is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Why D&I talent strategies fail before they begin?

Part 2: Congratulations, you’ve recruited D&I talent Now What?

Navigating the Challenges of being a female leader in tech

14:45 - 15:30

Mixing the duties of parenthood with the responsibilities of high-level leadership roles, Women in Leadership encounter a special set of difficulties. We will examine the methods and attitudes that successful executive women employ to succeed at both home and at business. Discover practical strategies for success, maintaining work-life balance, and overcoming obstacles, including gender bias and discrimination in the workplace. Leave feeling empowered and equipped to thrive in executive leadership while also nurturing a fulfilling personal life.

What's all the fuss
about Psychological
Safety?

15:50 - 16:45

Psychological safety has gained significant attention in recent years because it has been found to have a profound impact on productivity and innovation within organisations. At this event we will take a deep-dive into why psychological safety is important and how it can influence productivity and innovation.

  • Gain a deep understanding of what psychological safety is and why it matters in the workplace

  • Learn how fostering psychological safety can significantly boost productivity among teams and individuals

  • Discover how creating a psychologically safe environment can stimulate innovation and creative thinking

  • Obtain actionable insights and practical strategies for implementing psychological safety in your organisation

  • Improve your career prospects by understanding how psychological safety impacts organisational effectiveness.

Schedule

Ghyston Breakfast Club

8AM - Engine Shed

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People Day Summit

8:30AM - Marriott Royal Hotel

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Regional Tech Spotlight: Trends & Opportunities

9:30AM - DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Healthtech Roundtable

12:00PM - Science Creates

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Allyship, Women in Tech & the barriers of Female* Reproductive Health in creating gender equality

12:30pM - Gather Round, Brunswick Square

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MyWorld Collaborative R&D Open Call Briefing Event

2PM - Engine Shed

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Turning technical data into sustainable impact

3:30PM - Xledger

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Tech Runners 5K Social Run

5:30PM - Lloyds Amphitheatre

Active Teams Logo
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T100 Celebration

6PM - Armada House

Tickets

Tech Spotlight - TEDx Speakers - Past and Future

6PM - Huboo

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Bristol Tech Unboxed: A Journey with Coding Black Females

6PM - Online

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The Tech Tribe Bristol Meetup

7PM - Pax8 BS2 0GR

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About our partners

AND Digital accelerates the development of world-class digital capabilities, and we power the product development of ambitious companies – from British Airways and Conde Nast, to The Telegraph, Gousto and more.

We all know technology is reshaping how we live, and how every organisation on earth operates. And yet, very few businesses today can deliver the software products at the pace and quality needed to meet their requirements. That’s because the right product is only one part of the equation. Organisations also need the right people – with the right skills, set up in the right environment – in order to thrive over the long term.

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