Women in Technology Discussion Panel – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Monday 16 March, 6-8.30pm

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month by discussing how women are breaking down barriers in the technology sector.  We have four inspirational women sharing the experiences on our panel – Su Adams (U Can Too), Seyi Akiwowo (Glitch), Rahma Javed (Deliveroo) and Priya Javeri (Newham Council).

Light refreshments available.

Speaker biographies

Su Adams is the Founder and CEO of U Can Too, ‘Helping to deliver the computing curriculum in exciting and creative ways’. Su combines her broad experience in the IT industry and Education, with creative experience to design and deliver training and workshops for various institutions including schools, libraries, charities and EdTech providers, as well as larger entities like Salesforce (for their annual presence at the World Economic Forum), the University of California Santa Barbara (outreach project) and Mozilla Foundation (technology event). Passionate about affecting change by highlighting the creative possibilities of technology, Su regularly volunteers as a CoderDojo Champion and Lead Mentor.

Seyi Akiwowo is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a small charity dedicated to ending online abuse and championing digital citizenship. Glitch was founded shortly after Seyi, then politician, faced horrendous online abuse and violence. Using her lived experience and valued expertise, Seyi travels the globe developing practical solutions with Governments, NGOs, UN Human Rights Council and tech companies to protect our online public spaces from hate and abuse. Seyi is Amnesty International’s Human Rights Defender and many of her achievements have been captured in books and international reports. In 2019 alone, Seyi was Digital Leader of the Year and Marie Claire Future Shaper.

Rahma Javed is the Director of Engineering for the Restaurants group at Deliveroo. She focuses on helping Deliveroo become the preferred partner for its restaurants and driving growth and profitability for them.  Prior to this, Rahma was a senior engineering leader at Wealthfront where she led the financial services area that focussed on building products in financial advisory space like the 529 College Savings Plan as well as the Portfolio Line of Credit.  Originally from Toronto, Canada where she did her schooling from the University of Toronto in Computer Engineering. Along with working at startups and mid-sized companies, I have worked at larger corporations like Microsoft (wherein she was working in the Windows and then Bing team) as well as IBM Canada and Blackberry.

Priya Javeri (Chair), Director of Technology & Innovation at oneSource supporting Newham and Havering councils. Priya has over 20 years of experience in ICT profession and over 10 years in senior management. Priya has led and managed both in-house and fully outsourced ICT services including leading on ICT Service re-let programme for the council. After setting up Haringey ICT on a journey of Shared Digital Service with Islington and Camden, she has currently taken up her role as a Director of Technology & Innovation at oneSource which supports both Newham and Havering Councils. She has successfully secured additional £2m revenue funding required to create a service that can support the council’s ambitions for digital transformation. She is also leading ICT service transformation journey to create and implement a new TOM for ICT service that is fit for purpose to manage changing demands.

How to Attend

Booking is preferred but not essential.  Tickets can be booked via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-technology-discussion-panel-tickets-98042091535

Old Town Hall Stratford

29 The Broadway, London, E15 4BQ

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