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Collaboration: The Local and Global

29 October

09:00 - 10:20 BST

EXPO

Morning Coffee Break

Visit our abundant partners in the Expo

29 October

10:20 - 10:30 BST

Keynote

Collaboration: The Local and Global

Opening Remarks

Speaker : Kike Oniwinde, Founder, BYP Network

29 October

10:40 - 11:10 BST

Keynote

Collaboration: The Local and Global

Community Building as the Foundation for Life and Business: Learning the Art of Identifying, Cultivating and Unapologetically Leaning on Your Tribe 

Who are we without community -- those who we can turn to for guidance, support, upliftment and sometimes a much-needed laugh.  Although we live in societies that often celebrate individuality, where “pulling yourself up by the bootstrap” is considered a measure of success, none of us can realistically exist without each other.  Building a solid community is a vital part of our survival and our ability to navigate this world, both personally and professionally. However this takes work, and there’s an art to making it all come together and work for you. This talk will both inspire and hopefully force us to all re-think about the value of our tribes and how we can identify, cultivate and lean on our communities to build a future for the next generation and beyond. 

Speaker : Sherry Dzinoreva, Director of Policy Programs, Africa, Middle East and Turkey, Facebook

29 October

11:20 - 11:50 BST

Keynote

Collaboration: The Local and Global

Progression x The Collective Diaspora

We may hail from different geographical locations, grow up in different homes and are culturally diverse. But one thing that binds us all is our history and the colour of our skin. These binds run deep and are permanent as they are powerful and should be leveraged to elevate our communities. We should collaborate to spread our collective knowledge and utilize our unique skills to ensure we all progress and achieve economic freedom. Whether it’s a small community group, a big conference, or a global community, every opportunity we get, we must aim to uplift our peers.

Speaker : Reggie Yates, Director and Founder, FIVE7

29 October

12:00 - 12:30 BST

Keynote

Collaboration: The Local and Global

BYP Network Innovation Session

As BYP Network celebrates its 5 years, there have been changes and new directions! Join this session to uncover what BYP Network has done and what we will continue to do to serve you and the community.

Speaker : BYP Network Leadeship Team

29 October

12:30 - 14:00 BST

EXPO

LUNCH

Visit our abundant partners in the Expo or meet fellow attendees in the Networking space

29 October

14:00 - 15:00 BST

Panel

Collaboration: The Local and Global

Panel: Re-engaging the Black Community with Law

Details coming soon....

Speaker : Kem Ihenaho, Private Equity Partner & Co-Chair, Global Private Equity Practice, Latham Watkins

Host : Kike Oniwinde, Founder, BYP Network

29 October

15:10 - 15:40 BST

Fireside Chat

Collaboration: The Local and Global

Building Back Better: Radical Reimagining of Future Policy

Every week, Governments around the world roll out new policies to navigate the pandemic and work towards, what some world leaders have described as ‘The New Normal’. But ‘The Old Normal’ never worked for us Black people, so the new normal won’t either. This is why its important for us to shape, create and campaign for better policy and work towards a better normal, not a new one. Join us as we explore the MAJOR CHANGES in policy and why we must center Black voices and racial justice in policy-making!

Join us as we explore the MAJOR CHANGES in policy and why we must centre Black voices and racial justice in policy-making! "

Speaker : Nathan Ashely, Senior Public Policy Officer, Voi Technology

Speaker : Jermain Jackson, Singer, Activist, Author

29 October

15:40 - 16:10 BST

EXPO

AFTERNOON BREAK

Visit our abundant partners in the Expo

29 October

16:10 - 16:40 BST

Panel

Collaboration: The Local and Global

Divide & Conquer: No one wins

They say business is a dog-eat-dog world, and this is usually the case. Yet, companies that serve communities and put people first usually come out on top in the long run. So how do you effectively move out of one of the oldest ideas of business to a more inclusive, collaborative organisation. In this session, leaders from BYP Network will share practical insight on what can be achieved through collaboration.

Speaker : BYP Network Leadeship Team

Host : Dom Scott, Managing Director, Alexander Hall

29 October

16:45 - 17:00 BST

Keynote

Collaboration: The Local and Global

Closing Remarks

Speaker : Kike Oniwinde, Founder, BYP Network

Future of Work

29 October

14:00 - 14:30 BST

Presentation

Future of Work: Tech Edition

1 Million Leaders: Creating the Program for Tomorrow

As large corporations try to create change and provide a clear pipeline for black leaders, it can feel like businesses are doing it by themselves! To make true change, it’s time to move into industry wide change that can hold everyone accountable to the same level. This is where Leadership U for Humanity comes in, a programme developed for one million new Black and diverse leaders. Join this sessions to uncover the core steps you can take to advance your leadership skills as well gaining business tactics as we transition to a post pandemic economy.

Speaker : Jean-Marc Lauchez, President, Korn Ferry Institute

Host : Dom Scott, Managing Director, Alexander Hall

29 October

15:10 - 15:40 BST

Future of Work: People Edition

Successes & Challenges of Cross-domain Collaboration in AI

Details coming soon....

Speaker : David Solomon-Sodimu, Program Specialist, DeepMind

Speaker : Marta Garnelo, Research Scientist, DeepMind

29 October

16:10 - 16:40 BST

Future of Work: Tech Edition

Collaborating for Greater Accessibility

Details coming soon....

Speaker :Michelle Thompson-Dolberry, Vice President, Senior HR Business Partner, American Express

Speaker :Nelly Kiboi, Software Engineer, American Express

Partnership in Business

29 October

14:00 - 15:40 BST

Award/Competition

Partnership in Business

Shoot Your Shot: Pitch Competition

Shoot Your Shot is an exciting competition for innovative, early-stage businesses in the ideation stage. We provide a platform to support fellow Black innovators and disrupters. Join us to see and hear our finalists’ game-changing ideas, see the pitches broken down by our expert panel and see who is crowned the winner.

Personal Development

29 October

14:00 - 14:30 BST

Fireside Chat

Personal Development

Climbing the Ladder in a Hybrid Environment

Since the pandemic began, we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working and we’ve seen a positive shift where employees are can perform their roles remotely. It’s an exciting time where we can manage our work/life balance but it’s time to change gears. Join this session to hear key actions to maximise your potential for a more purposeful approach to office and remote working, by highlighting how to use the advantages to your benefit, and how to minimise the disadvantages. There will be tips on how to keep it fresh to make an impact with both your team and your management, including maximising on networking opportunities to propel your profile and how to step into the spotlight when the opportunities arise. Join us to keep moving forward in your career…. no matter where your desk is!

Speaker : Priscilla Lutalo, Head of Audit for Group and Divisional Operations, and Payments, Credit Suisse

Speaker : Andrew O'Flaherty, Analyst, Special Situations Group, Credit Suisse

29 October

14:35 - 15:05 BST

Presentation

Personal Development

Everybody Eats

Knowledge is power, and there is power in numbers. We aren’t each other’s competitors. We are allies. Through collaboration, we can support each other, elevate each other and foster economic elevation in organisations and communities. Share knowledge through mentorship, networking, and organisations that promote collaboration. It could be as simple as speaking at graduation or creating a robust network of mentors. Simply pay it forward and give a hand to those coming up. True success is when we are all successful.

Speaker : Kojo Marfo, Cultural Strategist, My Runnway Group

Host : Mlavontelle, Presenter, Producer & DJ

29 October

15:10 - 15:40 BST

Fireside Chat

Personal Development

Moving Into Action: In Conversation with Dominic Carter

Do you want to change? Do you want to move from talking into action? But where do you start? To be able to create change, it's essential to not only listen but understand what the issues are at hand to create practical action steps, you can all take (regardless of position). In this session, you'll uncover tactical ways to successfully implement the needs of the community in the world of business.

Speaker : Dominic Carter, Chief Commercial Officer, News UK

Host : Dom Scott, Managing Director, Alexander Hall

29 October

16:10 - 16:40 BST

Presentation

Personal Development

The Power of Purposeful Networking

Networking is a critical component to professional development and career success. Join Morgan Stanley’s Chief Operating Officer for Technology, Operations and Firm Resilience, Peter Akwaboah, as he explores the power of building your network with purpose, the importance of leading by influence and the meaning of support. Here, Peter will share his own personal experiences of developing influential networks, learning to lead ‘the right way’, and will offer insights and actionable advice on how you can strengthen your profile in an authentic way to elevate your career. Have a minute to spare? Watch Peter’s Morgan Stanley Minute on the importance of Employee Network Groups.

Speaker : Peter Akwaboah, Chief Operating Officer - Operations, Technology and Firm Resilience , Morgan Stanley

Personal Development 2.0 (Workshops)

29 October

14:00 - 15:00 BST

Workshop

Personal Development 2.0 (Workshops)

Building Your Career and Community: Driving Change and Impact through Personal Development

A series of lightning fireside chats exploring how different Facebook employees have collaborated internally and externally to make an impact in the community, while also developing themselves in the process. There are always wins, challenges and learnings in every endeavour and these amazing employees will be here to share their stories, as well as insights and advice.

Speaker : Julia Mansi, Regulatory Litigation Counsel, Facebook

Speaker : Tope Owolabi, Administrative Planning and Operations Partner, Facebook

Speaker : Megan Thomas, Public Policy Associate Manager, UK, Facebook

Speaker : Uthman Mohammed, Enterprise Support Tech, Facebook

29 October

15:00 - 16:00 BST

Workshop

Personal Development 2.0 (Workshops)

Creating Financial Freedom For You

Whether it's through property, stocks, business or cryptocurrencies, there are so many methods to creating your own version of financial freedom. Bola Sol will give you a breakdown of traditional and new methods you can venture into along with the risks and rewards in each category

Speaker : Bola Sol, Founder, Redefined Currency