From Fairy Tales to Serious Stuff; Two Generations in Tech

45-minute Keynote

Together, Janet and Susan explore the changes through two generations of in technology.

Timetable

9:10 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Tuesday 13th

Room

Room F1+F2+F3 - Plenary

Audience

all

Key-Learning

  • How we can all act as change agents and lead the continuing evolution in a good direction

This may be the first mother and daughter keynote at a technology conference. Together, Janet and Susan explore the changes through two generations of in technology. As technology evolves over the years, so do attitudes towards women in technology careers. In the 1980s, when Janet first started her degree in Computer Science, home computers were a luxury. Today we see one in every child’s hand. In the 1980s, many women were just starting to have careers. Now, many companies prioritize diversity and inclusion.

Janet and Susan share their thoughts on how we can all act as change agents and lead the continuing evolution in a good direction. As the technology professions become more diverse, everyone benefits.

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Room D5+D6 - Track 6: Accessibility Deep Dive

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