speakers (9.00 – 10.30)
Inspirational Slovak women who are successful at home and abroad.
Architecture Expert, SAP Slovensko
Veronika Blašková works as an SAP system architect. Her expertise is in complex customer changes, especially acquisitions and divestitures of part of companies and concerns, which she then translates into the SAP environment. As an Architecture Expert and further develops her experience in sales, management and delivery of complex international projects. He also works with technical universities as an expert advisor and tutor for undergraduate theses.
IBM Power Technical Sales Leader, Northern Central & Eastern Europe, IBM
Zora leads an international team of hardware architects at IBM. Thanks to her theoretical background, constant study and practical experience, he is also working in the field of Artificial Intelligence and for the last two years very intensively in quantum computing and post-quantum security. In her role as Quantum Ambassador at IBM, she helps clients understand how quantum computers will change our world and how to use them to their advantage.
Co-founder Better Uptime
Veronika is a co-founder and COO of Better Stack. Better Stack combines logging, monitoring, incident management, and status pages into a single platform used by more than 150 thousand engineers around the world. Veronika previously worked as a software engineer at Google, Shopify in Canada, a pharmaceutical company, and a biotech startup.
Senior UX Researcher, Christian Dior Couture
Žaneta currently works as a Senior UX Researcher at Christian Dior Couture in Paris. During her studies she discovered the world of UX and after school she started working at the technology company Kiwi.com. She recently spoke at Config, a global conference organized by Figma, where she talked about her work at Kiwi.com. From there, her footsteps have already led her to Paris, where she is building UX research within Christian Dior Couture.
Software Engineering Manager, META
Martina is a manager on the software engineering team at Meta in New York, where she focuses on scaling monetization opportunities on Instagram as well as improving the user experience with ads on new locations. Her leadership is characterized by nurturing talent, building high-performing teams, and paving the way for future software engineering leaders through ongoing coaching and support.
Discussions with speakers (11.00 – 12.30)
On various interesting topics in the field of ICT.
The discussions are a return to the popular circle format you have come to know from our events, but we have tailored them to the conference format. In short moderated discussions, you’ll be able to ask the speakers, via the sli.do app, anything you find interesting about their talk.
Moderated by: Monika Kapráliková
Women in IT survey (14.00 – 14.30)
Presentation of the latest results of the Women in IT 2023 survey, mapping female employment potential.
Unique data on women in the Slovak labor market: following the success of last year, we continue to conduct the Women in IT 2023 survey, where we monitor women’s employment potential in the IT sector, explore the main motivators and fears of working in IT, and find out what women know about the IT sector and what they expect from working in ICT sector. We discuss the results with employers in the IT sector. We will be presenting fresh data – we talk about what has changed since last year and discuss how the data will help women steer their careers into IT.
Moderated by: Ivana Halpert and Branko Šefránek
Panel discussion (14.30 – 15.30)
Expert panel discussion with representatives of IT companies in Slovakia on the topic “Is opportunity growing with courage?”
In the panel discussion we will talk to representatives of technology companies in Slovakia about a topic that has resonated in the market in recent months.
Moderated by: Petra Kotuliakova
Chief Technology Officer, Stell+ERP
Daniel holds a PhD in mathematical analysis and chaos theory from the former Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Comenius University in Bratislava (MFF UK), now FMFI UK. He worked at MFF UK as a PhD student and assistant professor. In 2002, he left for the private company Centaur, which is now part of the Softec Group. During his time there he designed and implemented several interesting IT projects for leading Slovak companies. Daniel is dedicated to data science and innovative topics such as AI, Data Mesh and Quantum Computing.
Head of People and Culture / HR projects, Erste Digital
Viera has been part of the Erste Banking Group for more than 20 years and during this time has worked in various HR positions in subsidiaries covering IT services across the Erste Group in Central Europe. She is currently Head of People and Culture, where she and her team look after more than 2,000 employees in three countries. He supports the corporate strategy and culture, co-creates a safe and diverse working environment, initiates the introduction of modern trends in the field of benefits and last but not least supports the learning and development of all our people. An important part of her work is also branding and activities that help attract quality people and offer them the opportunity to work with new technologies in a stable international company, thus contributing to the creation and implementation of interesting projects.
Vedúca katedry etickej a občianskej výchovy PdF, UK
Mgr. Katarína Minarovičová, PhD. has been working at the Department of Ethics and Civic Education at the Faculty of Education of Comenius University in Bratislava since 2005. In her pedagogical activity she focuses on the creation of e-learning courses, she teaches courses on Gender Aspects of Education and Upbringing, Introduction to Gender Studies, Fundamentals of Sociology, Sociology of Education and Youth, Family and Child in Society, Social Issues of Sexuality and Gender.
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Career stage (16.00 – 17.15)
The opportunity to hear about ideal entry-level positions for the IT sector.
The Industry programme will also include a Career Stage, where women will have the opportunity to get to know first-hand the positions that are ideal for entering the ICT sector. Information about the positions will be presented directly by the companies that have these job opportunities available or where women are already working.
Career Hive (17.30 – 19.00)
The opportunity to get to know each other and share your journey in an informal atmosphere.
Networking about careers and job opportunities directly with representatives of the companies that presented on the Career Stage. In a relaxed atmosphere with coffee and cake with the added bonus of a prize draw for three vouchers for one of our Women’s Academies.
Workshops (11.00 – 12.30)
Practical workshops to push you in the right direction when looking for a job in the ICT sector.
Exclusive 90-minute workshop named “Your Career is in Your Hands”
A workshop that will take you from a passive role to the right opportunity to actively influence your career path. What do you need along the way and how do you achieve your goal? (Workshop capacity limited to 40 women. Registration available at the pre-sale ticket office only.)
Šárka Patkošová is a certified lecturer, mentor and soft-skills trainer with more than 15 years of experience in the field of adult development and education. She currently works as an Internal Lecturer, Soft-skills Trainer and Coach at the General Health Insurance Company, where she designs and leads company-wide training programs and initiatives, trains and coaches. She also works as a trainer at SUVko Coaching, where she focuses on corporate training and her heart topics such as presentation skills and female leadership. As part of her work with Google, she is a certified #Iam Remarkable workshop facilitator, under the umbrella of the Grow with Google program and is also a certified Lego Serious Play facilitator. Her passion is to develop and support people through experiential learning so they can achieve their goals and have a happy and fulfilled life.
30-minute workshop on the topic of “Let's Write Your LinkedIn Bio”
A good LinkedIn bio is essential to the success of your job search via this social network. In this practical workshop, we'll write one together. (Participation possible without prior registration.)
Ivana Brutenič a Kristína Cichý Kováčiková
Ivana and Kristína are successful entrepreneurs who have been helping companies build strong LinkedIn brands for more than 10 years. They have helped more than 7,000 clients in dozens of countries and worked with hundreds of companies. They prepare comprehensive LinkedIn strategies for clients, LinkedIn trainings with special certified methodology (experience product), individual consultations, VIP days and specialized online gamified LinkedIn programs. During these activities, they teach their clients how to effectively use LinkedIn for their business. Their clients are located not only in the UK but also abroad.
30 minute workshop on “How to search for remote jobs”
Are you more comfortable working remotely than in the office? Your mentor will show you in 30 minutes how to search for remote job opportunities, how to apply for them and, most importantly, how to be successful in an interview. (Participation is possible without prior registration.)
As a founder and CEO of successful companies, Michael leverages his experience and passion for software innovation and engineering talent to empower clients and teams to create cutting-edge solutions. Touch4IT has been recognized as part of the "Central Europe Technology Fast 50 Award" by Deloitte. Projects are in 24 countries as well as in space.
30-minute workshop on “How to Respond to Inappropriate Interview Questions”
Do you expect to go on maternity leave? How many children do you have? How are you going to cope when the children are sick? These are all questions that shouldn't come up in interviews, but many of you have encountered them. Our mentors will tell you how to respond to them. (Participation is possible without prior registration.)
Kamil has more than 20 years of experience in HR management in Slovak and international companies (e.g. Dell, Amazon, Dedoles). He has supported companies in phases of rapid growth, optimization and restructuring. Since 2023, he has been operating under the HRlab brand and has been involved in coaching, mentoring, HR audit, process setup and other HR activities.
Radka Sláviková Geržová
Radka has been practicing law for more than 20 years. She is a Slovak and Czech attorney at bratis.law. Her favourite topic is labour law and negotiation of working conditions for employees, especially for women, parents with smaller children and single employees. She is also a mediator and arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Slovak Republic for the negotiation of collective agreements between employers and employee representatives. It is from many years of collective bargaining that she has sufficient experience and information on the working and wage conditions of women, mothers and single employees. She also represents these categories of employees in court proceedings and tries to help them to enforce fair working conditions.
If you are unable to attend a longer workshop because it is already full, you can attend any or all of the shorter workshops.
Meet-up (17.00 – 19.00)
Community meet-up of Women4Cyber Slovakia members.
Our SWiT conference will also include a community meet-up of Wom4Cyber Slovakia members. For more information contact [email protected].
CodeWeek Edutrack (17.00 – 19.00)
Workshop for teachers.
Workshop with Robert Barcik, author of the book “Mirror of Artificial Intelligence” and an experienced user of generative AI models in course development. The workshop will focus on the use of these tools in the creation and optimization of learning materials. We will explore the economic and pedagogical benefits, ethical dilemmas, as well as copyright issues and the potential substitutability of teachers by artificial intelligence.
We will also take care of your all-day catering nees so that you can enjoy the programme undisturbed. Refreshments are included in the ticket price and include:
- two coffee breaks,
- evening refreshments,
- glass of wine with surprise at the end of the day.