08:00 - 08:45:

Rise & Shine

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:45:

Grand Opening

Master of Ceremonies: Ntsiki Mkhize

Welcome address: Ayumi Moore Aoki, Founder and CEO Women in Tech® Global

Film: Beyond Ceilings

Opening address: Chiara Corazza, President, CCC; Private Sector Representative for France, G20 EMPOWER; Member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC); Affiliate Professor, ESCP Business School

Ignite talk: Elisabeth Moreno, CEO at L.E.I.A

09:45 - 10:45: 

Beyond Glass Ceilings: Women in Tech Leadership

This dynamic session will explore how diverse leadership fuels innovation, offering stories of resilience, strategies for success, and a call to action to enhance inclusion in the tech world. Join us for an insightful conversation on empowering women leaders to shape the future of technology.

Clara Chappaz, Director La French Tech
Rika Nakazawa, Group Vice President, New Ventures & Innovation, NTT
Elisabeth Moreno, Former Minister, President of Ring Africa, President of Femmes@Numérique Foundation
Kamola Sobirova, Advisor to the Minister Republic of Uzbekistan
Moderator: Zubair Timol, Partner & Global Vice President, Culture at Meltwater

10:45 - 11:10:

Networking & Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:25:

Ignite Talk

Philippe Vogeleer, Chairman of the Board Global Partners for Digital Development

11:30 - 12:05:

The Intersection of Gender equality, Technology, and Sustainability

This panel delves into how technology can drive sustainable solutions while fostering gender inclusivity. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities as our panelists share their expertise and strategies for creating a more equitable and sustainable future.

Philippe Vogeleer, Chairman of the Board Global Partners for Digital Development
Helene Molinier, Senior Policy Advisor on Innovation UN Women
Jill Kouri, Global Chief Marketing Officer at HCLTech
Fabienne Arata, Country Manager at LinkedIn France
Saman Sarbazvatan, Vice Dean Ecole des Ponts Business School
Moderator: Nyla Beth Gawell, Women in Tech® Chapter Director, USA

12:05 - 12:30

Oxford Style Debate

Theme : AI as a Catalyst to Leapfrog the Gender Gap in Tech: Can Artificial Intelligence Technologies Accelerate Gender Equality in the Technology Industry?

In favor: Julien Weissenberg, Founder, AI and Tech Due Diligence Expert at Deep Tech Experts
In favour: Lucia Russo, Economist/Policy Analyst at OECD
Against: Barnaba Costalonga, Vice President Business Legal Affairs at Paramount International
Against: Suraya Turk, Managing Partner at Legal Circle
Moderator: Caroline Codsi, Founder & Chief Equity Officer at Women in Governance

12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 13:45:

Journal WIT News

13:45 - 14:00:

Spark Session: Women, Tech & Ethics – Standing on the shoulder of giants

Katrin Gülden La Maire, Senior Advisor at KG Le Maire Advisory SAS

14:00 - 14:30:

The future of WEB 3

Learn about the evolving dynamics of web3 amidst the crypto surge and Bitcoin valuation. Understand the impact of gen AI's role and how these elements work together.
Sandy Carter, COO and Founder, Unstoppable
Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder & CEO The Sandbox
Melissa Slaymaker, Women in Tech® Talent Hub & Africa Regional Director
Sheraz Ahmed, Managing Partner at STORM Partners
Moderator: Dr Anino Emuwa, Managing Director, Founder at Avandis Consulting, 100 Women@Davos

14:30 - 14:45

Ignite Talk: From Paralyzed to Para-Athlete

Stephenie Rodriguez, CEO & Founder WanderSafe.com

14:45 - 15:00

Fireside Chat

H.H. Maharawal Chaitanya Raj Singh

Sasha Lund, Founder & Serial Entrepreneur at Core Values Consulting

15:00 -15:35:

Women paving the way in the Digital Economy - Towards reducing the gender digital divide and increasing women’s participation

Women’s participation in the Digital Economy continues to be hindered by a wide and persistent gender digital divide, especially in global majority countries. This Panel will focus on sharing current efforts, such as the Women in the Digital Economy Fund (WiDEF), which identifies, funds and accelerates evidence-based solutions to close the gender digital divide, improving women’s livelihoods, economic security, and resilience. Speakers will share their experiences and highlight proven solutions with demonstrated impact. They will address the need for actions that support enabling policy environments and increased investments in women-led, women-centered products and services.

Sonia Jorge, Founder and Executive Director.at Global Digital Inclusion Partnership
Florence Gaudry Perkins, Founder and CEO at Digital Health Partnerships
Camilo Tellez, Deputy Managing Director Better Than Cash Alliance
Lauren Grubbs, Digital Tech. Program Specialist | Gender Digital Divide at USAID
Moderator: Isabelle Mauro, Director General GSOA

15:35 - 16:00

Energy Break

16:00 -16:50:

Women in Tech® Late Show

16:50 -17:00:

Keynote - "Beyond Bias: Forging a Future of Gender-Inclusive AI"

Afaf Chekkar, Director WW Operations & Product/AI. Amazon Device, Digital & Alexa Support

19:00 - 23:30:

Gala Dinner: Great Gatsby

08:30 - 09:00:

Rise & Shine

09:00 - 09:15:

Opening Day 2

Masters of Ceremonies: Sasha Lund & David Savage

Ayumi Moore Aoki, Founder and CEO of Women in Tech®

09:15 - 09:30:

Keynote - Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women to Lead in the Digital Age - Pioneering Women Shaping Tomorrow's World

H.E. President Ahtifete Jahjaga, Former President of Kosovo

09:30 - 10:15:

Tech Diplomacy

The panel discusses how tech diplomacy recognizes the increasingly pivotal role of technology in shaping the geopolitical landscape, seeking to navigate issues such as cybersecurity, digital trade, data governance, and the ethical use of emerging technologies.

Alaa Abdulaal, Chief of Digital Economy Foresight at DCO
H.E. Deemah Al Yahya, Secretary-General at Digital Cooperation Organization
H.E. Albertus Aochamub, Ambassador of Namibia to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Mónaco, UNESCO, UNWTO, IBE, OECD
Katharina Frey, Deputy Head Digitalisation Division, State Secretariat at Swiss Foreign Ministry
Karine Perset, Head of AI Unit at OECD
Merry Walker, Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor, Critical & Emerging Tech, U.S. Dept of State

Moderator: Zubair Timol, Partner & Global Vice President, Culture at Meltwater

10:15 - 10:30

Fireside Chat

Saniye Gulser, Founder at No Bias AI?
Caroline Codsi, Founder & Chief Equity Officer at Women in Governance

10:30 - 10:50:

The Evolution of Cybersecurity: Navigating The future landscape of threats in defenses

Emilee Tellez, Senior Technologist, Office of the CTO at Veeam Software
Elena Enache, Marketing CTO & Head of DEI-B at CegekaMichel Séjean, Professor of Law at Université Paris 13
Moderator: Suraya Turk, Managing Partner at Legal Circle

10:50 - 11:15

Networking & Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:45

Decoding the French Tech Ecosystem: Innovation, Startups, and Global Ambition

This panel takes a deep dive into the heart of the French tech ecosystem, unraveling the dynamics of its rapid growth, the surge of startups, and France's position on the global tech stage. It will explore the unique factors that make France a hotbed for tech innovation, including government policies, funding landscapes, and the role of incubators and accelerators.

Sophie Viger, Managing Director chez 42
Nacira Salvan, President of CEFCYS, Chief of Mission PSSI, Ministry of Interior, France
Sophie Iborra, La Tribune / La Tribune Dimanche
Lise Bachmann, CEO & Founder of WOMACCELERATOR by LB + CONSEIL
Moderator: Marion Hegarty, Europe Director, Women in Tech® Global

11:45 - 12:10:

Youth and Tech: Why younger generations feel it’s important that technology is universally accessible?

Avanti Sharma, Pre-teen technology specialist Workshop 4Me
Gulnoza Abdurashidova, Game developer with focus on EdTech
Moderator: Carolyn Stebbyings, Chief Operating & Inclusion Officer RAPP / OPMG

12:10 - 12:30

Transforming Finance: Fintech's Role in Shaping Accessible and Inclusive Economies

Olivier Gouteix, Executive Advisor & Management Consultant OGx Conseil
Hedwige Nuyens, Chair of the European Women on Boards
Sandro Knopfel,Global Business Development Lead at Cardano Foundation
Moderator: Maya Ayoub, Chapter Director for Saudi Arabia at Women in Tech® Global

12:30 - 13:00

Empowering All Voices: Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Tech Workspaces

This panel theme centers on the critical importance of cultivating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture within the tech industry. It aims to shed light on successful strategies and practices that promote representation, equity, and belonging across all levels of tech organizations. Discussions will cover a range of topics from recruitment and retention to mentorship and allyship, highlighting actionable steps companies can take to create environments where every individual can thrive.

Palmer Gibbs, Content Strategy + ML Data Operations, Amazon AI & Alexa Information
Michele Rochefort, CEO at AXA Global Business Services
Carolyn Stebbyings, Chief Operating & Inclusion Officer RAPP / OPMG
Barnaba Costalonga, Vice President Business & Legal Affairs - Acquired Content Networks, Streaming & Kids Paramount - International Markets
Yuki Aizawa, Women in Tech® Global APAC Director

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:15

Power Pulse Talk

Sïmon Saneback, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Tech Evangelist

14:15 - 14:45:

Women and Venture Capital

In this panel we will discuss why having more women in venture capital is a game-changer. Why investing in female-led startups isn't just about equality — it's about tapping into untapped potential, fostering innovation, and redefining success as female founders deliver up to 78% higher revenue while getting about 2% of venture capital money.

Marina Davidova, Managing Partner at DVC
Michaela Berglund, CEO and Partner at Feminvest
Renata Merino, Founding Partner & CEO at Blazin Babes Capital
Christina Teo, Chief Builder at she1K & Women in Tech® Singapore Chapter Advisor
Moderator: Elina Vale, CEO and Co-founder at Essence

14:45 - 14:55:

Fireside Chat - "How to break barriers for female founders"

Maria Rudnik, Special Project Coordinator at Aurora Tech Award
Elina Vale, Founder and CEO at Essence

14:55 - 15:55:

Pitching Competition - She Loves Tech @ Women in Tech® Global Summit

15:55 - 16:05:

Energy Break

16:05 - 16:20

Spark Session

"Jump the Rope" by Kathryn Rose, CEO at getWise

16:20 - 16:50

Space Agency

Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Director, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center - US
Dr. Kristine Dannenberg, Head of Space Exploration and Access to Space at the Swedish National Space Agency
Anna Moore, Director at Australian National University - Institute for Space
Caroline Laurent, Director for Orbital systems and Applications at CNES
Moderator: Dr. Christyl Johnson, Deputy Director for Technology & Research Investments at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

16:50 - 17:00

Keynote: "Women Empowering other women: How to support one another"

Jameka Pankey, Head of Events and Experiential for Artist at Amazon Music

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