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Lloyds Banking Group - Port Hamilton

69 Morrison Street

Edinburgh

EH3 8BW

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ConnecTech

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Lloyds Banking Group is delighted to open up its tech innovation conference ConnecTech. This event is for anyone who has a keen interest in tech and wants to find out more about how we using it to solve customer problems.

Our event schedule includes a range of activities for learning, networking, collaboration and having fun. Please secure your space for the day and register your interest in our sessions. Spaces are limited so you may be added to a waiting list.

Booking Information

We have a host of guest speakers on our Main "Fintech" Stage (Atrium) and in our larger "Talks room" (2D1). These are open access to attendees and we expect you should be able to drop in.

For our workshops, these are smaller rooms, we recommend registering as they will fill up quickly. In order to manage demand, an EventBrite booking will be required to enter. Please book max 3 per person for the workshops. We’ll confirm your place before the event

Event Schedule

On the 18th September we’ll have:

· Registration from 10:30am for an 11am kick off (Staff ID required at all times)

· From 11am - lightning talks from Fintechs on the main stage

· From 11:40am – a variety of other talks in 2D1

· From 12pm - small group workshops

· Plus, a WeCode room, Ideation area and of course a chill out zone.

From 5pm, there will be an opportunity for evening entertainment including refreshments and networking.

Speaker and Session briefs

11.00-11.10 - Main Stage

Andrew Wykes, LBG FP&R Engineering

"Welcome from our Event sponsor"

11.10-11.40 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Melinda Matthews, CodeClan

"Current and Future Trends in the Tech industry."

How is the workforce changing to reflect changes ?

11.40-12.00 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Stephen Ingeldew, Fintech Scotland

"Fintech Scotland story past and present"

11.40-12.00 - Talks Room

Chris Stone, LBG

"Analytics and it’s role in Digital Delivery"

A brief overview of different analytics tools and the usage of statistics before, during, and after the delivery process.

12.00-12.30 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Professor Patricia Connolly, Strathclyde University

"Medicine meet the Consumer"

Wearable Tech

12.00-12.30 - Talks Room

Colin Eberhardt, Scott Logic

"Thinking Differently: The Cloud as a Value Driver

The industry is having to change and adapt in the face of regulations, competition, changes in buying habits and client expectations. Technology is an important tool that can be leveraged to tackle these challenges, and the cloud is central to this. Many in the industry see the cloud primarily as a mechanism for cutting costs, and protecting the bottom line. However, cloud technology has so much more to give. This talk will challenge you to think differently about the cloud and look at its greatest potential contribution to your business, that of agility. Used correctly, it can allows both technology agility (the ability to build faster, change faster) and business agility (create new products lines, and revenue streams), ultimately feeding your top line"

12.00-13:00 - Workshop

David Connor, Human Centred Design

"Design Essentials"

Why is Design important and how applying a Design mind set can help you become a better problem solver.

12.00-13:00 - Workshop

Aidan Webb, Psychological Safety for Everyone - Negating Uncertainty

"Reflections on why we don’t share, and how failing to speak is holding us back"

During any given week at work there are a number of times we start to speak – to offer an idea, or contribute to a conversation… and suddenly, we don’t. We hold back, freeze up, or think better of it. Often it’s hard to know exactly why we don’t feel comfortable sharing, but what we do know is that every time we hold back, we lose an opportunity to be heard, to change things, or to build relationships.

In this talk we explore psychological safety, how a lack of it encourages silence, and what we can do to build an environment where we can learn and innovate at our best.

12.00-13:00 - Workshop

Mickael Evan

"Javascript – it’s reasonable"

This talk seeks to explain why Javascript, from being the language of the web, has become ubiquitous.

We look at why enterprises such as LBG are investing so much in this much maligned language.

This talk is technically focussed without being technical and will be of interest to any colleague who seeks to understand how technology serves the bank.

Mike spent 15 years as a Java programmer before seeing the light and switching to Javascript.

12.00-13:00 - Workshop

Johnny Hall

"Discover Serverless "

Understand why Serverless is the future of cloud computing. Then put it into practice by writing and deploying Serverless code using some of the many different providers that help make it easy (or easier).

Target audience will be software developers, working knowledge of JavaScript will help.

Ticket holders should bring a laptop with Node and NPM installed from https://nodejs.org/en.

12.00-13:00 - Workshop

Stacey Watson, Stew Montgomery and Mel Self

"Ways of Working - Tackling Cultural Change"

2018 saw our biggest investment in our people and as such, we embarked on our journey to transform the workplace for our colleagues.

We’ve pledged to transform 14 colleague journeys such as Performance Development, Recruitment & Onboarding, Learning and Travel & Expenses, with an increased focus on Reducing Bureaucracy across LBG.

By immersing ourselves in the problem statements, carrying out extensive research with our colleagues to truly understand their pain points, we’ve uncovered a multitude of changes we can make to improve life at LBG for our colleagues.

However one area that continues to surface throughout is a need to change the culture in relation to the problem…

So with your help we’d like to uncover some of those issues in more detail and find out how you might tackle them!"

12.00-13:00 - Workshop

WeCode - Coding for Beginners

12.30 -13:00 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Boarder Crossing UX

UX Matters

12.30 -13:00 - Talks Room

Ben Williams

"Going Fast - How to build software like a startup"

14:00-14:30 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Trickle, Paul Reid

"Your people are your business"

14:00- 15:00 - Workshop

Esther Stringer, UX Critical thinking

"How to build a framework for success"

If you don’t have clear goals so that all your stakeholders understand what needs to be done and why, you are setting yourself up to fail. This workshop will show you how to use user centered design and critical thinking techniques to:

• Help you set clear goals for your project at the outset.

• Turn goals into hypotheses that can be tested.

• Gain strategic clarity and make better decisions.

• Focus on what matters most.

14:00-15:00 - Talks

David Connor

"Welcome to Human Centered Design"

14:00-15:00 - Workshop

Aidan Webb, Psychological Safety for Leaders - Negating Uncertainty

"Reflections on why we don’t share, and how failing to speak is holding us back"

"During any given week at work there are a number of times we start to speak – to offer an idea, or contribute to a conversation… and suddenly, we don’t. We hold back, freeze up, or think better of it. Often it’s hard to know exactly why we don’t feel comfortable sharing, but what we do know is that every time we hold back, we lose an opportunity to be heard, to change things, or to build relationships.

In this talk we explore psychological safety, how a lack of it encourages silence, and what we can do to build an environment where we can learn and innovate at our best.

14:00-15:00 - Workshop

David McKay

"Kubernetes as a general practise"

14:00-15:00 - Workshop

Google

"Google Social Media Strategy"

Learn how to create a social media strategy based on your business goals.

1. Starting social media platforms for businesses

2. Building social media strategy based on business goals

3. Defining a set of brand guidelines for a business on social media

14:00-15:00 - Workshop

Andrew Beverage, Engineering Trainer LBG

"Intro to SRE: SLOs, Toil, and Monitoring complex distributed systems"

14:00-15:00 - Workshop

WeCode

"WeCode for Parents"

14:30-15:00 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Fintech: Sustainably, Loral Quinn

"Change the world every time you shop"

14:30-15:00 - Talks Room

Jules Robinson, Quality Engineering

"We're going on a bug hunt"

15:00-15:30 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Fintech : Insure Apps, Stephen Marshall

“Surely there’s a better way to report claims”

15:00-15:30 - Talks Room

Alasdair Hendry

“Friend or Foe ? Is it Agile and DevOps or Agile vs. DevOps”

15:00-16:00 - Workshop

Google

"Keep your family safe online"

Raise awareness among parents of the risks children face online and how to deal with these challenges.

1. Basic introduction to online safety

2. Keep your chidlren safe online

3. Having helpful conversations about online safety with your children"

15:00-16:00 - Workshop

Jo Mahadevan, LBG Quality Engineering

"Risk storming is a collaborative, strategic approach that focuses on identifying how to test risks that impact the imperative quality aspects of your product."

A Risk Storming session takes you through 3 phases to get answers to these questions:

1. Which quality aspects matter most for your product?

2. Which risks endanger those quality aspects?

3. How do we test to make sure those risks don’t happen?

15:00-16:00 - Workshop

Michael Antczak, Biggles at large

"Composing screens in React Native projects."

We will dissect the process of creating a React Native screen from UI design to a working prototype.

Target audience will be software developers with working knowledge of Javascript and/or React.

Ticket holders should bring laptop with prerequisites installed:

https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/getting-started

Follow the instructions for React Native CLI Quickstart and your OS.

Make sure you can generate and run a new project with "react-native init AwesomeProject"

15:00-16:00 - Workshop:

Aidan Webb, Psychological Safety

"Negating Uncertainty"

Reflections on why we don’t share, and how failing to speak is holding us back (everyone) "During any given week at work there are a number of times we start to speak – to offer an idea, or contribute to a conversation… and suddenly, we don’t. We hold back, freeze up, or think better of it. Often it’s hard to know exactly why we don’t feel comfortable sharing, but what we do know is that every time we hold back, we lose an opportunity to be heard, to change things, or to build relationships.

In this talk we explore psychological safety, how a lack of it encourages silence, and what we can do to build an environment where we can learn and innovate at our best.

15:00-16:00 - Workshop

Elizabeth Hutton, Security Innovation

"Pioneering Game Changing Methods to Protect our Future".

Come and join us for a chat and demonstration on some of the current proof of concepts we are working on to help secure LBG for the future. We encourage you to bring any ideas, and security related problems you may have and wish to raise with the team.

15:00-16:00 - Workshop

WeCode

"WeCode for Parents".

15:30-16:00 - Main Stage (Fintech):

Amiqus, Laura Bosworth

"Enabling regulated businesses to carry out fast anti-money laundering, identity and compliance checks."

15:30-16:00 - Talks Room

Tom Kegode

" Innovation Community & Culture in LBG "

16:00-16:30 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Zumo Money, Paul Roach:

"Buy, store, send and exchange crypto with traditional currency seamlessly"

16:00-16:30 - Talks Room

Stephanie Aldous & Richard Bailey

"Innovating Futures - A Customer–Centric Approach to rethink 'The Future of Home Ownership' and 'Motor & Mobility'. "

16:00-17:00 - Workshop

Ben Williams, LBG Engineering

"Hands on with GraphQL, get to grips with what GraphQL can do"

The workshop will be a practical session looking at querying with GraphQL.

You will need access to a LBG MacBook or your personal laptop to follow along.

The only other requirement is a basic understanding of what an API is. If you’ve heard of GraphQL but haven’t used it yet, this session is probably for you.

16:00-17:00 - Workshop

Evelyn Utterson: "#IamRemarkable"

Discover the importance of self promotion in the workplace and beyond.

1. Recognise your achievements

2. Find your voice in the workplace as an underrepresented individual

3. Celebrate your achievements in the workplace and beyond"

16:00-17:00 - Workshop

Aidan Webb: Psychological Safety "Innovation isn’t Easy"

How to lead a team with Psychological Safety (leaders workshop) "Teams are constantly asked to be innovative – but the very ask itself often demands volatile goals, endure change, and a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety!

We know that teams perform at their best when they’re confident and happy – so how can leaders build an environment where colleagues feel compelled to speak their mind and explore ideas?

We call this goal psychological safety - and in this talk we’ll explore the role leaders play in fostering an environment of psychological safety and the benefits it can bring.

16:00-17:00 - Workshop

Google: "Build your Personal Brand Online"

"Learn to identify your personal brand and grow your network online.

1. Define your personal brand

2. Build your brand online

3. Increase your online visibility"

16:00-17:00 - Workshop @LBG INTERNAL ONLY

Ilze Intenberga & Hannah Linton, Behavioural Experiments

Behavioral Experiments are designed to speed up the adoption of our Group Behaviors and embed them into our everyday working lives. These Behaviours are the cultural foundation that supports our ambition to be the Best Bank for Customers. Behavioural Experiments are critical for delivering our strategy over the next 3 years and beyond.

At the BE taster sessions you’ll have a chance to experience what it is like to experiment with our Group behaviours. We'll also be sharing some inspirational stories from our existing champions and you'll also meet some members of our BE News Room team and BE Coaches! Come along to one of the sessions to see what its like to become a Behavioural Experiments champion.

15:00-16:00 - Workshop

WeCode

"WeCode for Beginners".

16:30-17:00 - Main Stage (Fintech)

Ross Laurie & Christian Burgin

Open Banking, Open Pensions and Open Finance

Opportunities, efficiencies, and compliance

17:00-18:00 - Workshop

Esther Stringer - Creative problem solving with UX- big challenges require big ideas

"If you keep doing the same things, you'll keep getting the same results. So what do you do to get over blockers when you are stuck in a rut? How do you stop doing things the same way? This workshop will show you how to use creative and design thinking techniques to:

• Overcome blockers and think differently.

• Understand the context of the challenge.

• Develop How Might We questions that open up the problem area.

• Rapidly generate a large quantity of ideas and validate them."

17:00-18:00 - Workshop @LBG INTERNAL ONLY

Ilze Intenberga & Hannah Liton, Behavioral Experiments

Behavioral Experiments are designed to speed up the adoption of our Group Behaviors and embed them into our everyday working lives. These Behaviours are the cultural foundation that supports our ambition to be the Best Bank for Customers. Behavioural Experiments are critical for delivering our strategy over the next 3 years and beyond.

At the BE taster sessions you’ll have a chance to experience what it is like to experiment with our Group behaviours. We'll also be sharing some inspirational stories from our existing champions and you'll also meet some members of our BE News Room team and BE Coaches! Come along to one of the sessions to see what its like to become a Behavioural Experiments champion.

17:00-18:00+ - Networking

A host of social activities for attendees.

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