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LONDON: Unconventional Paths into Technology

  • CodeNode 10 South Place London, England, EC2M 7EB United Kingdom (map)

About Us - HSBC Digital would like to invite you to an evening to discover unconventional paths into technology. We, together with our co-sponsors, SkillsMatter, are committed to bringing greater diversity into the technology sector. The evening will showcase inspirational speakers and the paths they took into their careers into digital. Through a panel of experienced professionals from HSBC, SkillsMatter, FDM, WORK180 we want to bust many myths about what it is like to work in technology and signpost ways to get there. As part of our focus on diversity in tech we will also be celebrating becoming signatories on the Tech Talent Charter and the launch of an internal gender diversity community, Digital Balance.

About You - Perhaps you are thinking about changing your career into technology but feel that your skill sets are mismatched? Perhaps you work in a digital role but think you need coding skills to progress to the next level? We are interested in people from all different sectors, backgrounds,and education.

About the Event - It is being held 6pm to 9pm, with a networking opportunity afterwards on Tuesday 16th October at Code Node (nearest tube Liverpool street/Moorgate). We have limited seating so please reserve through the eventbrite registration.

We are delighted to have Jessica Leigh Jones as our keynote speaker talking about her journey and her take on unconventional path into Tech.

Jessica is an Award-winning Engineer and professional motivational speaker. Graduate of Astrophysics and proven strategic leader in engineering and technology. 2017's Woman of the Future for Technology & Digital, and an EXEMPLAR figure in The Manufacturer Top 100 list. Currently leading Sony's ambitious project to transform manufacturing operations globally. She started her career as an apprentice installation electrician back in 2008 who has gone onto excel in the tech industry and is now working for Sony on a Corporate strategic project to transform and align the Sony manufacturing operation globally.

We also welcome to the stage a panel of experts in the industry:

Hamish Nisbet: HSBC, Global Head of Resourcing at HSBC

Jenny Holmes: FDM, GroupHead of Getting Back to Business

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper: SkillsMatter, Front End Developer - Career Change Advocate

Gemma Lloyd: WORK180, CEO

Moderator - PatrĂ­cia de Seabra Viseu: HSBC Digital Product Manager

Cheryl Razzell, You compere for the evening, HSBC Global head of Digital Platform Operations


18.00 Welcome registration, drinks reception

18.30 Introduction by Elaine Safier, Chief Commercial and Operating Officer and Debbie Forster MBE, Tech Talent Charter CEO

18.50 Keynote speaker - Jessica Leigh Jones

19.20 Panel discussion

19.50 Q&A

20.15 Networking

21.00 Close