Preview: Tech Up For Women-IFA Berlin Conference

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Hier der englische Text der am 4. August 2021 per Mail zugesandten Pressemitteilung samt Einladung zur Teilnahme an der

Tech Up For Women-IFA Berlin Conference

A virtual international event for women in the consumer technology industry to advance their careers through greater tech knowledge, innovation, resources and networking opportunities.

The first International Tech Up For Women-IFA Berlin Conference will be held, Thursday, September 2, 2021, streamed virtually across the Globe. This trailblazing, highly successful B2B New York City event, Tech Up For Women, has expanded to the consumer technology arena, in partnership with IFA Berlin. This cutting-edge conference provides an opportunity for women to learn from top leaders, researchers and influential women in the field of technology.

The conference will be offered virtually, providing a powerful forum for women to jump start and advance their careers through a better awareness of mainstream topics, timely current trends and pioneering technological advances. The day’s agenda is divided among presentations, panel discussions, quick Tech Up Talk power presentations, and end of day virtual networking opportunities. The agenda covers topics from digital transformation, blockchain, cybersecurity, 5G, fintech, entrepreneurship, interaction with the latest advancements in VR, AR, AI, robotics, coding, new products, services, collaboration and networking.

“We are excited to bring Tech Up For Women to the IFA Berlin network and create new international opportunities for women to advance across the globe", said Dawn Pratt, CEO of the Tech Up For Women Platform and Global Training & Events Group. "The conference will give women, in any industry, the opportunity to be in step with current trends and to find new products that can positively impact their performance management. It will provide women with the opportunity to learn, to expand personal development and to create a stronger organizational culture by their newly increased tech knowledge.”

Tech Up For Women, in partnership with IFA Berlin, will provide a conference offering of topics to advance within the consumer technology industry. The conference shines a spotlight on women’s role in technology advancement, how women, through technology, can create and achieve their career goals and the latest ways to “tech up”. Android Development, Entrepreneurship, Blockchain Technology, Agile Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, AI, 5G, Cyber Security Fintech, smart building are all new open roads with great opportunities.

Joining as speakers include Barbara Humpton, President and CEO of Siemens USA, Dr. Christiani Zorn, Audi, Veronica Wolter, Accenture, Elica Kyoseva, Boehringer Ingelheim, Shahar Keinan, POLARISqb, Monique Morrow, Syniverse and Lorna Martyn, Fidelity. See full speaker line-up and agenda online.

“We are looking forward to host the Tech Up For Women-IFA Berlin Conference, to advance all women through technology”, so Jens Heithecker, Executive Vice President Messe Berlin Group. “IFA Berlin supports advancing all women through greater tech knowledge and looks forward to Tech Up For Women being live on stage 2022. The goal being to get women more comfortable using new technology, thereby creating advancement into critical tech leadership roles across a broad range of industries. Achieving greater success through technology will strengthen the pipeline of women in corporate leadership roles.”

Register online for Tech Up For Women-IFA Berlin Conference.

Die Teilnahme wird - auch auf der deutschsprachigen eventbrite-Anmeldung - mit 75 $ in Rechnung gestellt:

Die hier mit "CET" ausgewiesenen Zeiten müssten für Berlin jeweils mit zwei Stunden zusätzlich abgesetzt werden.

Hier ist das Programmangebot (Stand vom 4. August 2021):

12:00 PM – 12:05 PM CET

“Tech Up For Women – IFA Berlin Team Welcome”

Dawn Pratt & Cecilia Hatton, Tech Up For Women

12:05 PM – 12:10 PM PM CET

“A Consumer Technology Tech Up”

Faye Holland, cofinitive

12:10 PM – 12:20 PM CET

“Creating Technology With Purpose”

Barbara Humpton, President and CEO Siemens USA

12:20 PM – 12:30 PM CET

“What can we expect in the next 10 years of Digital Transformation”

Veronica Wolters, Accenture

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM CET

“The Future of Quantum Computing” – Fireside chat

Elica Kyoseva, Boehringer Ingelheim & Shahar Keinan, POLARISqb

12:45 PM – 12:55 PM CET

“Tech for Good”

Monique Morrow, Syniverse

12:55 PM – 1:05 PM CET

“The Role of Technology in Security, Privacy, and sustainability. The Greater Responsibility that Tech Companies must bear” – Fireside chat

Ariana Tadler, Tadler Law, Khadija Mustafa, Microsoft, Dr. Jay, Mastercard, & Pooja Malbani, Bloomberg

1:05 PM – 1:15 PM CET

“Leadership of The Future: The Importance of Gender Balance”

Lorna Martyn, Fidelity Investments

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM CET

“Changing Customer Needs & the Implications for the Mobility of the future”

Dr. Christiani Zorn, Audi & Faye Holland, cofinitive

Tech Up Talks:

A series of power pitches of new ideas & innovation

1:30 PM – 1:35 PM CET

“Transformation Strategy to Advance Communication in our Communities”

Michelle Crossan-Matos, Samsung

1:35 PM – 1:40 PM CET

“Digital Solution For The Forefront of Healthcare Delivery: The Next Phase of Digital Healthcare”

Aine Allen, Abbott Labs

1:40 PM – 1:45 PM CET

“Brand Building on LinkedIn”

Donnetta Campbell, The Social Architects

1:45 PM – 1:50 PM CET

“Leveling Up Your Tech Career”

Leticia Ricks, Amazon

1:50 PM – 1:55 PM CET

“Diversity Drives Innovation”

Christine Warner, Facebook

1:55 PM – 2:00 PM CET

“The Next Big Thing in AI”

Rima Almadenine, NVIDIA

2:00 PM – 2:05 PM CET

“The Economy of Space”

Kay Sears, Lockheed Martin

2:05 PM – 2:10 PM CET

“Navigating Tech Space as a Female Leader”

Kellie Fitzgerald, Google

2:10 PM – 2:15 PM CET

“The Changing World of eCommerce”


2:15 PM – 2:20 PM CET

“TV Streaming”

Astha Kaushal, Vodafone

2:20 PM – 2:25 PM CET

“Tech Innovations for Communities”

Namrata Lal, Vodafone

2:25 PM – 2:30 PM CET

“Fintech Innovations”

Dana Warren, STRIPE

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM CET

“Out of the Box Innovation”

Betsy Anthony, Tesla

2:35 PM – 2:45 PM CET

“How to Succeed in an Entrepreneurial Start-Up Environment”

Nora Grasselli, ESMT Berlin & Melanie Schroder, Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator

2:45 PM – 2:55 PM CET

“Creating a Meaningful Value for All” – From Suppliers to Consumers to Employers


2:55 PM – 3:10 PM CET

“Consumer Technology Innovation” – A Panel

Moderator: Sarah Warneke, GFU

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM CET

“Learn to Pivot With New Technology” – Fireside chat

IBM & Apple

3:25 PM – 3:35 PM CET

“Supporting consumers on Their Healthcare Journey” – Sensor Technology


3:35 PM – 3:45 PM CET

“Supply Chain Management Technology That Moves Us All Forward”


3:45 PM – 3:50 PM CET

“Media Content Curated for Each Consumer AR and AI Reshaping the New Era of Content”

The Trade Desk

3:50 PM – 3:55 PM CET

“Cloud Technology and the Future”


3:55 PM – 4:00 PM CET


Carolina Abenante, NYIAX

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM CET

“Cyber Security Initiatives”

Lockheed Martin

Closing Remarks

4:10 PM – 4:15 PM CET

“How Technology Has Transformed Our Lives and How It Will Affect the Future”

Faye Holland, Cofinitive

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM CET



Einen Tag zuvor, am 3. August 2021, erreichte uns die Pressemitteilung über den ARD-ZDF Förderpreis 2021, in der es heisst:

Das ursprünglich für den Spätsommer 2021 auf der IFA in Berlin geplante öffentliche Preisverleihungsevent muss COVID-19-bedingt entfallen. Die Auszeichnungen werden stattdessen im kleinen Rahmen vom Schirmherren des aktuellen Wettbewerbs, Peter Limbourg, Intendant der Deutschen Welle und von Vertreter*innen der öffentlichrechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten an die Preisträgerinnen übergeben.

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