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  • The Current and Future Landscape of AI and VR

    Cognitive technologies like AI and VR are here to stay, claimed Dr Susie Harding at Women in Tech Dublin 2019. We engage with AI constantly nowadays; it’s all around us, in ways we couldn’t imagine even five years ago. VR technologies haven’t breached the tech wall yet, but they will become more tactile in the coming years.

  • Being Our Authentic Selves at Work

    Can we truly be our authentic selves at work, or are we at times covering? Covering takes energy and can isolate people; companies that foster authenticity and remove barriers that inhibit people from being themselves tend to be more successful. At Women in Tech Dublin 2019, a panel consisting of Mairead Cullen and Ingrid Devin, led by Ruth Scott, discussed being our authentic selves at work.

  • How Digital Culture Can Drive the Digital Transformation

    Digital culture is the key ingredient for digital transformations; it increases productivity and innovation in order to maintain a competitive edge, said Aisling Curtis. At Women in Tech Dublin 2019 she spoke about the future of work and the role that digital culture plays in digital transformations.

  • Spotting and Calling Out Micro-Inequities

    Micro inequities, small events based on subtle unintentional biases, are pervasive and can lead to discriminatory behaviour, both negative and positive, argued Coral Movasseli in her session at Women in Tech Dublin 2019. The good news is that behaviour containing micro-inequities is malleable through counter-stereotypic training, intergroup contact, and by taking the perspective of others.

  • What Tech for Good is and Why it Matters

    Tech for Good groups provide opportunities to connect with people who share a positive vision of the future and look for ways to use technology in order to have a positive impact. Ellen Ward spoke about Tech for Good Dublin at Women in Tech Dublin 2019; she presented what Tech for Good looks like in reality, why it matters, and how people can get involved.

  • Using VR and AR for Pain Management

    Immersive technologies have been used for the past 30 years to treat pain, PTSD, phobia, anxiety, and phantom limb syndrome. The human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text, and 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Since we are visual by nature, we can use VR and AR in pain management.

  • Changing How We Think about Work-Life Balance

    The term “work-life balance” is outdated; what we now associate with work and life are not always the same as they were traditionally, said Jennifer Cox at Women in Tech Dublin 2019. In many cases they overlap or clash from time to time, making it even harder to mentally separate the two. “We have to shift our thinking more towards integration and alignment, than balance,” she argued.

  • Building High-Quality Products with Distributed Teams

    To ensure the quality of the products and services, Intermedia uses a common test & pre-production environment for all distributed teams. Lilia Gorbachik, product manager at Intermedia, mentioned at European Women in Tech that having a mature testing process, working with risks, and making daily decisions from a high-quality product perspective are key aspects to build high-quality products.

  • Q&A with Susanne Birgersdotter about Entrepreneurship and Thriving in Tech

    Make sure that as an entrepreneur you are extremely well-informed before a presentation, about your own topic and also about the investors and their company. When your first idea or company fails, don’t quit, don’t play safe, and get back up as fast as you can. Female entrepreneurs who want to thrive in tech can join a women in tech group where members empower, connect and support each other.

  • Experiments with Blockchain at Dutch Railways

    Testers will sooner or later be asked to test IT-solutions that incorporate blockchain technology. Software development is different for blockchain-based applications; blockchain impacts the way we are used to working, said Sanne Visser, a software tester at Dutch Railways. She spoke about how professionals can deal with blockchain-based software at European Women in Tech.

  • Engineering a Generation Z Culture

    The next generation of engineers brings a new set of challenges and opportunities for recruitment, building teams, and retaining talent. Barbara McCarthy, director of engineering at Hubspot, spoke about engineering a generation Z culture at Women in Tech Dublin 2018.

  • Progressing with a Gender-Blind Attitude

    Individual skills should determine success; we should not distinguish people by gender, said Oksana Afonina at Women in Tech Dublin. In her talk, she explained how she focuses on her own skills and performance, those being the main traits to benefit from career-wise. Change starts with you, she said; there are always opportunities to empower others around you and scale your impact.

  • Connecting Business Challenges and Emerging Technologies

    Caragh O'Carroll spoke about three emerging technologies at Women in Tech Dublin 2018: Blockchain, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. She explored how these technologies provide solutions to the challenges that businesses are facing.

  • Embracing Diversity and Fostering Inclusion: A Necessity

    In technology we need to consistently innovate and push boundaries, which we cannot do to the best of our ability without hiring, listening and retaining different demographics of people. A tech industry which actively supports and empowers underrepresented groups is a better industry for everyone. Embracing diversity and fostering an environment of inclusion improves the bottom line.

  • Creating a More Equal Workplace

    Women are leaving the tech industry because they are unhappy, don't feel valued or lack access to opportunities. We need to create environments that retain and grow employees, regardless of what they look like on the outside, argued Kate Heddleston. During her QCon London talk she suggested a process that organizations can use if they want to create equal access opportunities.

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