As usual we’ll have a line up of fantastic speakers to share their thoughts and experiences, followed by group discussions and networking. This session is kindly supported by Xcede, a leading recruiter operating in the digital, data and technology sector.
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Hiring Digital Talent
Our first speaker of the evening will be Michelle Coventry, who will be talking about her experience as a recruiter, most recently building Mark’s and Spencer Digital teams. She’ll be sharing her expertise in what to look for in potential hires but also what the candidates are looking for from employers and how to make sure you’re appealing enough in a competitive market!
Managing Digital Talent
Jane Lucken is a marketing professional who has led global teams at Thomson Reuters and HSBC and was most recently CMO at social media monitoring business Crisp Thinking. She has an MSc in Strategy & Leadership from London Business School but this did not fully prepare her for the challenges of managing Millennials! She will talk through what she has learned about getting the best performance from this generation.
Being Digital Talent
Amanda Davie is an executive coach and digital talent junkie. Amanda grew up, professionally-speaking, in the digital industry. She has hired, fired, nurtured, managed, championed, taught, mentored and sold digital talent her whole career. Now an executive coach Amanda helps digital leaders to fulfil their potential. Amanda is also co-founder of Digital Talent @Work, a professional development business that helps individuals and organisations put people at the heart of digital transformation. Amanda will be talking about ways in which you can explore your own potential in the workplace.
Digital Skills Gap
Sinead Bunting is the European Director of Consumer Marketing for Monster and prior to this was a Director at MediaCom, where she helped transform the company’s recruitment marketing strategy with the launch of its Career division. Joining the digital industry in 2000 (or ‘interactive’ as it was known then) Sinead has a real passion for supporting and encouraging women into technology roles and this passion has played a big part in developing and implementing Monsters ongoing Girls In Coding and women in tech focus. Most recently she has drawn together a number of key tech and HR figures and organisations to devise and launch a Tech Talent Charter. The charter looks to address the digital skills gap by rallying organisations to commit to recruit and retain more females and diverse groups into tech roles. Sinead will be sharing why she’d love you to join her in making a diverse tech workforce a reality.