Wednesday, 24th November | 17:00 (GMT)
CIONET UK Business Community Program
Technology is rapidly and fundamentally changing the nature of work and the demand for digital skill is greater than ever. The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2022 emerging technologies will generate 133 million new jobs in place of the 75 million that will be displaced.
What does this mean for organisation in terms of attracting, retaining, and re-training top talents? Do you up-skill and re-skill your existing workforce or look to an open marketplace platform for on-demand gig economy talents? What is the role of automation in the future of our workforce?
In the new world of hybrid-working, flexible employment, borderless global talent sourcing, how do you create a strong culture to cultivate a sense of purpose and engagement to retain your best virtual teams? How are global companies embedding Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) across their organisation?
Join us at our final Business Community Program for the year on 24th November 1700 -1900 GMT as we speak to an interesting panel of thought leaders to discuss the CIO’s role in managing their global talents.
Find out more about the speakers and our panellists
A pioneer of today’s Internet in the seventies (at MIT) Roger Camrass has been helping organisations across the Globe harness the power of new technologies and methods for over five decades.As a thought leader, business executive and part time academic, Roger has introduced a succession of innovations including digital networking in the seventies, outsourcing and call centres in the eighties, business reengineering and third generation mobile networks in the nineties, e-commerce in 2000 and more recently cloud and 5G.
Chief Data and Information Officer
Dr Bijna Kotak Dasani MBE, FRSA
With over 20 years of experience, Bijna has led Strategy, Transformation and Innovation within the Financial Services sector across the UK, EMEA, the Americas and Asia.
Additionally, Bijna serves the Boards of The Inclusive Companies Network, FinTech Connect, CIONET, Generation Success, Cajigo Restorative Justice for All and DMU Alumni Women’s Network; she also provides advisory services to Fintech’s and more established groups such as Bank if Lichtenstein.
She also serves as a Host / Judge for a portfolio of initiatives including EfMA, the Inclusive Companies Awards, Dublin Tech Summit and The Diversity in Tech Awards powered by Microsoft.
On the subjects of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Innovation and Technology, Bijna has addressed audiences globally for Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, Edinburgh DataFest, Amazon, Sky, Lloyds Banking Group, Universities (Auburn, BPP, Edinburgh, De Montfort, Imperial College, Oxford, Sheffield), Appway, CIO NEXT, Bloomberg, Retail Banking Forum Europe, FinTech Connect, Bold Strategy Summit, EveryWoman India, The Next Gen Project, Genpact, Morgan Stanley, Citywire, BBC, WHEN (Women in Higher Education Network), Seamless Middle East, FinTech Abu Dhabi, etc.
Bijna is featured in publications including the Citywire Tech Travels Podcast (2021) and the following books: Aspire To (2021), The Ultimate Professional Networker's Guidebook Volume 1 (2019) and Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting women (2018).
She has been awarded the tile of Digital Leader of the Year (2021) by Seamless Middle East and Terrapin under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayad Al Nahyan; recognised by Yahoo Finance and Involve People as #40 of the Top 100 Women Executives (2021) and as one of the Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives (2021) across all industries and sectors globally.
Bijna has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (2020) by Her Majesty, The Queen for her services to Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Services.
Bijna has also been appreciated as follows: Bijna was named Britain’s Rising Star, UK Women of Inspiration awards (2019), #29 in the World’s Top 100 Women Execs by Yahoo and HERoes (2019), one of Top 50 Women to Watch (2019) by Cranfield University, #EMRoleModels19 Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives (2019), Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist (2019-18), one of the #TechWomen100 (2019), as 'Business Role Model of the Year' by the Women in IT Awards & Amazon (2019), by the Lloyds Banking Group Top 100 BAME Role Models List (2019, 2018) as a 'Global Champion' (#60) of the Top 100 Executive #FTHERoes18 by the Financial Times (2018) and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from De Montfort University (2018) for her ‘outstanding services to Business’.
She has also been honoured by felicitation at the House of Lords (UK), at the NRI Pride of India World Summit (2017) for 'Making India Proud'. Bijna is credited as one of the Top 50 Visionary Young Leaders in Business, by Henley Business School (2017), one of 35 leading British Businesswomen under 35, by Management Today, Accenture and The Telegraph (2015) and has received recognition with 15 further honours including the National Diversity Awards (2012) and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards (2010). Bijna is also the International Women’s Day Young Achiever of the Year (2006).
Bijna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), and an alumnus of Oriel College, University of Oxford and Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University.
Chief Executive Officer
Group Marketing Director
Harvey Nash Group
Head of Practice, Digital & Technology
Client Technology & Innovation Officer, EY UK&I
Area Sales Manager Northern Europe
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