13-14 NOVEMBER 2019



Laura Barrowman

Credit Suisse
Chief Technology Officer, Credit Suisse

An innovative leader in the firm’s Chief Operating Officer Division, Laura currently oversees over 5,000 employees globally as CTO of Credit Suisse. Laura focuses on providing core technology services to the organization and ensuring the integrity of IT production environments within the bank’s control framework. In addition to her duties as CTO, Laura is also the Chief Information Security Officer, and Head of UK IT (UK & Ireland) and UK Group COO IT SMR.Prior to assuming her current multi-faceted role, Laura held a number of management positions within Credit Suisse over her 23-year tenure. Most recently she served as CIO for Technology Services. She also previously led the Production & Shared Testing Services Group, and was formerly the Head of Information Technology for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. At Credit Suisse, Laura has honed her client relationship and vendor management skills, while developing a keen ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical persons. She has a proven track record of successful execution, delivery and problem solving, while simultaneously managing complex global projects and organizations. - Laura is the global lead for the firm’s IT Women’s Council, a diversity forum which develops strategies to advance the career development, mentorship and networking opportunities for women in Credit Suisse IT.- Laura has been recognized as a role model and trailblazer in financial services technology, and is regularly consulted and supports educational initiatives to promote female students pursuing higher education and careers in IT.-Laura is the Credit Suisse Executive Champion for the bank's sponsorship of STEMconnector and the European expansion of its Million Women Mentors Initiative.- In 2012, as Regional EMEA Head of IT for Credit Suisse, Laura was selected by ComputerWeekly.com as one of the 25 most influential women in UK IT.

Keynote Speakers

Isaura Gaeta

Vice President, Security Research, Intel

Cristina Alvarez Alvarez

Global Chief Technology Officer, Banco Santander

Margot Gerritsen

Professor, Co-director and co-founder of Women in Data Science, Stanford University

Laura Barrowman

Chief Technology Officer, Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse

Dominika Bettman

CEO, Siemens Poland

Eleanor Drew

Global Head, Information Services Group Institutional Clients Group, Citi

Dr Yun Freund

Vice President, Global Product Engineering, Equinix

Amy Howard

Head of Digital and Social Media, Nestlé Global Business Services, Nestle

Tony Jenkins

Head of Global Electronics Competencies Centre, Electrolux

Jenny Lindqvist

Vice President, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson

Dermot McDonogh

Chief Operating Officer for EMEA, Goldman Sachs

José M. F. Moura

President and CEO, IEEE

Natalia Oropeza

Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens AG, (tbc.)

Josee Paulin

Vice President Product Development, Arjo

Phil Wolfenden

Vice President, EMEAR Cisco Customer Experience, Cisco

Jelena Pješivac-Grbović

Software Engineering Manager, Google Cloud Platform, Google

Shirin Saadat

Global Technical Director and 3M Women’s Leadership Forum Chair, 3M

Giuseppina Smith

Senior Regional IT Manager, Amazon

Belkis Vasquez-McCall

Partner, New Jersey, McKinsey & Company

Wincie Wong

Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services, Royal Bank of Scotland

Zahra Bahrololoumi

Senior Managing Director - Technology, United Kingdom and Ireland, Accenture


Zaynah Bhanji

Founder, Vital XR

Alexandria Butler

Project Manager, Coach, Facebook


Heads of top tech companies, influencers, experts and researchers

Victor Canseco

General Manager, Poland, Intel

Ela Czajka

Software Engineering Manager, Google

Nigist Tilahun Gebremedhin

Director, Hawassa University STEM Centre

Trinidad Hermida

Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Niantic

Klaudia Krawiecka

President of Oxford Women in Computer Science Society

Marta Kwiatkowska

Professor of Computer Science, Trinity College, Univesiry of Oxford

Janice Levenhagen

CEO & Founder, ChickTech

Martin Mellor

Head of Ericsson, Poland, Ericsson

Justyna Orłowska

GovTech Polska Program Director, GovTech Polska

Aleksandra Przegalińska

AI Researcher at MIT

Stacey Stevenson

Motivational speaker

LaTonya Wilkins

Founder & CEO, The Change Coaches