Quarterly Meeting - September 2018

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The September Quarterly Meeting will be held on 14th September 2018 starting with lunch at 12.30 for a prompt start to the meeting at 1pm.


The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane

This meeting will look at story telling and how cloud changes teams.

The speakers are:

Victoria Payne, Director of Future Skills at Harvey Nash

Victoria will talk about the Future Skills Programme and how, by focussing on hiring talent from outside of the technology sector, we’ve been able to attract a more diverse pool of candidates and help clients challenge their own stereotypes about who and what makes a successful hire.

Victoria has over 20 years recruitment experience, working within account and bid management.  She is a leader of diversity initiatives and was on the steering committee for reaching the National Equality Standard at Harvey Nash.  Throughout her career Victoria has been passionate about changing the lives of individuals and earlier this year launched the Future Skills Programme; an initiative to expand the technology talent pool by bringing in candidates from different sectors.

Amy O'Donnell , ICT in Programme Lead, Oxfam GB

Amy will talk about "Rights in a Digital Age: What the 4th Industrial Revolution means for people living in poverty"

The technology revolution has the potential to lift people from poverty through improved access to information and services or enabling collective action. However, there is also the risk it can carve stark inequalities in terms of who benefits and whose voice is heard. While some are beginning to experience the benefits of the so called Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterised by the fusing of physical and digital worlds with advancements like internet and things of artificial intelligence, many people around the globe have not benefitted equitably from the first. Adopting a rights based approach and commitments to responsible data, this session will draw on Oxfam's experiences around the world to analyse the opportunities and risks of the emergent landscape.

Amy is an adviser on applications of information communications technologies (ICTs) to support programming at Oxfam GB. Her role involves supporting staff working in humanitarian response, campaigning and long term development to explore effective design and best practice in the use of ICTs. This involves working with programmes to establish the enabling role ICTs can play in improving quality, efficiency and reach.

Amy previously worked for FrontlineSMS, who build professional SMS (text message) management tools and support organisations to develop effective applications, as well as the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation where she supported minority groups to develop human rights campaigns. Amy holds a Masters in Human Rights from University College London (UCL), with a specialism in the rights of internally displaced people (IDPs).

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We hope that you will join us.