June 5th, 2019 at Makers HQ, Shoreditch, London

Get inspired at Makers’ annual invite-only event for like-minded senior executives from the UK’s leading employers. Access exclusive content and inspiring talks from speakers who’ve transformed their business by doing things differently.

Join Senior Execs from UK’s leading employers at our invite-only gathering

Digital transformation starts with businesses being brave enough to do things differently. Commit to changing the foundations of people-led transformation:

  • Attracting top tech talent
  • Accelerating development
  • Retaining talent through learning and development
  • Cultivating an inclusive culture
  • Centralising agile as a core value.

Speakers From:
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LEAD the mindset shift

Real digital transformation is not just a corporate buzzword. It means a change of mindset in the way we approach education and employment. Real change requires a diverse set of people to build the future, and an openness to doing things differently.

As business leaders we have a responsibility to overturn traditional approaches to hiring, culture, learning and development.

CONNECT with other changemakers

Be a part of the wider tech ecosystem. Joined-up digital transformation starts with connecting to the tech community at large. Commit to sharing best practice and pledge for a better, more inclusive future of tech.

Let’s be ambitious and work together to inspire a sea change for the future of work.

BUILD the future of work 

How is the UK going to keep, engage and train the workforce of tomorrow? Let’s start by sharing the tools we know for initiating real, actionable change. Build the blueprint for people-led digital transformation and lay the foundations for creating better products.

Listen to the experts share practical, tangible tips for making the tech industry more inclusive. It’s time we stopped talking about diversity and committed to doing something about it.

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8:45 – 9:00
Breakfast at Makers HQ


9:00 – 9:15
Welcome address by Claudia Harris, Chair of Makers Board
9:15 – 9:35
Interactive talk
“Agile can’t be bought” – Fin Goulding, Flow Academy
9:45 – 10:15
Panel discussion
“The Secret Places To Find Top Tech Talent” – Speakers from CodeFirst Girls, Makers, CodeBar, M&G Prudential and Ocado
10:15 – 11:00
Morning coffee break
11:00 – 11:30
“The Role of CTO in Transitioning to a Tech-First Business” – David Espley, CTO at LexisNexis
11:30 – 12:00
Case study
“Learning the Art of Scaling Agile & DevOps” – Jenny Wood, Head of Performance and Business Management at RBS
12:00 – 12.30
“How We Brought a 129-year-old Media Outlet into the 21st Century” – Cait O’Riordan, Chief Product and Information Officer at Financial Times
12:30 – 13.15
13:15 – 13:30
Lightning Talk
“How To Prevent Your Developers From Burning Out” – Dana Svoboda, Head of Joy at Makers
13:30 – 14.00
“Building a Culture of Learning From Scratch” – Richard James, Head of Digital Technology & Engineering
14:00 – 14.45
Panel discussion
“The long-term impact of hiring juniors en masse” – Martin Aspelli, Head of Engineering at Deloitte Digital UK
14:45 – 15:15
Afternoon break
15:15 – 15:50
Case study
“How We Are Cultivating
An Inclusive Tech Culture at The UK’s Biggest Retailer”
– Luke Fairless, Security Director at Tesco
15:55 – 16:30
Panel discussion and Q&A
“Apprenticeships: The Secret Power of Retraining Talent for the 21st Century” – Prashant Raniga, Makers Apprentice @ Vodafone
16:30 – 16:40
Pecha Kucha & Close
“The Story of Makers through the Years” – Evgeny Shadchnev, CEO of Makers
16:45 – 19.00
Drinks reception: Meet London’s Top Tech Talent
Your chance to meet mid and senior developers from our Makers alumni network
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