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Tech Show Frankfurt announces Women in Tech event for diversity and innovation

Written by Fri 17 May 2024

Tech Show Frankfurt, taking place on the 22-23 May at Messe Frankfurt, has announced an exciting lineup for its free-to-attend Women in Tech event, featuring panels, presentations, and networking opportunities to empower women in the technology sector.

Despite the gender gap slightly narrowing, with women’s representation in the sector increasing from 30.9% to 34.1%, there remains work to be done to promote diversity and inclusion.

Women continue to be underrepresented in tech roles across Europe, occupying only 22% of all tech positions. Addressing this gender gap could unlock a GDP increase of up to £514.3 billion ($650.5 billion) by 2027, highlighting the crucial need for gender diversity in technology.

Celebrating Women in Tech

The Women in Tech Panel & Networking Event titled ‘From Bytes to Brilliance – Celebrating Women’s Impact in Tech’ will take place on 23 May.

This panel will be moderated by Germany Chapter Director for the Women in Tech Global Movement, Noha Salama, MBA PMP.

The session will feature speakers like IT Lead Service for Core and Data at ING Deutschland, Agathe Engelmann; Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Eileen O’Sullivan; Associated Partner and Head of AI at MHP, a Porsche Company, Dr. Alexandra Denise Holtschulte; and Minister at the Hessian Ministry for Digitalisation and Innovation, Prof. Dr Kristina Sinemus.

The panel will celebrate the contributions of women in tech, discuss the current landscape, and outline steps to foster a more inclusive industry.

Connecting for a Brighter Future

Following the panel discussion, Tech Show Frankfurt has invited attendees to a networking event sponsored by ING Deutschland. This event, held within the Cloud Expo Europe & Cloud & Cyber Security Expo VIP Lounge, will be open to those keen to act as champions for women in tech.

Tech Show Frankfurt said this informal gathering aims to provide a valuable opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, share experiences, and build lasting professional relationships.

Both the panel and networking event are visible on the webpage, ensuring attendees can easily find and participate in the sessions of their choice.

Tech Show Frankfurt Partners for Progress

Tech Show Frankfurt has also partnered in with WOMEN IN TECH ® Global, Women in DevOps, Women in Big Data and Women in AI to advance the conversation on diversity and inclusion.

The Women in DevOps panel on 23 May will feature prominent voices in the field, including Senior Principal Consultant, Billie Spencer, and Global Ambassador and Marketing Executive, Alfie Rice,

Women in DevOps is a global movement that aims to promote gender equity and close the DevOps gender gap. This session will explore the unique challenges and opportunities for women in DevOps, and how cognitive diversity enhances team performance and innovation.

As a community, Women in DevOps intends to empower and amplify women’s voices and all underrepresented groups, inspiring the next generation of DevOps leaders.

Diverse Perspectives Championed in Big Data

On May 22, Co-Lead of the Women in Big Data Munich Chapter, Katerina Andreeva, will lead this insightful presentation titled ‘Cognitive Diversity in Data-Driven Organisations’. Andreeva will discuss how diverse perspectives within data teams drive better decision-making and innovation.

The presentation ‘AI for power plants: mara tell me what should I do next?’ features Co-Founder and Co-Director of Women in Big Data Berlin, Katarzyna Stoltmann, and Agile Project Manager and Coach at RWE Generation SE, Samuel Orlando Franz.

Exploring AI 

On 23 May, Munich City Lead, Auxane Boch, and Ambassador for Germany, Shannon Kehoe, will conduct an interactive workshop on the ethical considerations in generative AI.

The session will start with an introduction to Ethics in AI, followed by interactive exercises on ethical thinking in GenAI use cases and contexts.

Participants will explore issues of bias and diversity and discuss opportunities for GenAI to foster positive outcomes.

Tech Show Frankfurt Spotlights Women Speakers

At Tech Show Frankfurt, attendees can also gain insights from Tijen Onaran, Founder of Global Digital Women, whose pioneering work has championed gender equality in the tech landscape.

Joining her will be Stefanie Babka, Global Head of Data Culture at Merck KGaA, whose expertise in fostering data-driven cultures intends to illuminate strategies for organisational transformation.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain perspectives from Product Owner and Platform Engineer at RTL Technology, Nilanjana Saha, and Senior Director of Business Development and Head of AI at VIRTUS Data Centres, Claudia McHugh, both professionals driving innovation in their respective fields.

Tech Show Frankfurt said it was confident these dynamic speakers, along with many others, will inspire
attendees with their experiences and insights, setting the stage for an enriching and empowering event.

Join Tech Show Frankfurt

22-23 May 2024, Messe Frankfurt

Be a part of the latest tech conversations and discover pioneering innovations.

Don’t miss one of the most exciting technology events of the year.

Written by Fri 17 May 2024

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