Events with tag “Tech”

May, 21 8:00 PM CEST
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

How can Universal Design Benefit Companies and Attract More Customers

The inclusive design aims to cater to the full spectrum of human diversity. This extends further than accessibility, which focuses on users with special needs or disabilities. Yet, for many tech products and services, even accessibility remains a design afterthought today.

Having a multitude of user experiences for separate apps and other design spaces, such as for people with visual impairments and those without, is less efficient and not cost-effective. Not only that, it separates users according to their weaknesses and strengths. Instead, producing a universal interface for customers regardless of their abilities can unite by design.

So how can companies shift from separate accessible design to a universally inclusive interface?

Our speakers will consider the following topics in this panel:

  • The economic rationale of inclusive design: Does it always have to be expensive?
  • Principles and tips for applying universal design
Filipe Roloff Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Lifetime Customer Experience at SAP and Co-founder & Lead of Pride Connection Brasil
Catherine Nichols Senior Director of Accessibility Programs at Salesforce
May, 21 9:00 PM CEST
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Digital tools to improve inclusion in the post-COVID workplace

DEI is quickly becoming a business imperative. Corporations have begun to recognize how discrimination and harassment can negatively impact not just individual employees but the company’s image and its financial performance. The rise of DEI awareness has boosted technological innovation to put inclusive practices into action through AI, machine learning, and pattern recognition.

Nowadays, there are tools that help companies decrease bias, improve retention, manage talent and hiring processes, and much more. In addition to implementing DEI strategy in your organization, you can take advantage of tech tools that make it easier to include every employee.

So what appropriate digital tools can boost post-COVID inclusion at your organization?

  • Our speakers will discuss the following topics:
  • The best technologies for hiring and retention processes to boost DEI in the post-COVID workplace
  • Top digital tools to improve cross-team collaboration after the pandemic
  • DEI analytics to reinforce and assess inclusion efforts
Susi Collins Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (ID&E) Leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Anie Akpe Founder at African Women In Technology