Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum

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About Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum

Founded in 2012, Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum (“Intertech”), is a community for LGBT+ individuals and their allies.

We encourage LGBT+ diversity and inclusion inthe UK technology sector for the benefit of the individual, the organisations they represent and the industry overall.

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LGBTQ+ Comedian of the Year 2019 - Final Rounds

We had a fantastic time at the Intertech @ Comedy Bloomers event last month and thanks so much to you all for attending. The Semi-Final & Final are just around the corner and tickets are now live and available for you to purchase.

Although we're not running these as Intertech events we didn't want you to miss out on these uniquely brilliant nights of comedy; be sure to sign-up today!

Are you a Network Lead?

We're looking to find out which of you are Network or Employee Resource Group leads to enable us to better support you with events, resources and more. We've events tailored just to those in leadership roles and want to ensure you're informed of these.

If this sounds like you then please take 1 minute to complete the form below.

Let us know you're a Network or ERG Lead...

Intertech @ Simply Business - Rethinking the 'Call Centre' for the 21st Century

Innovation happens everywhere. When should a company outsource vs just build the solution in house? Intertech are proud to announce our next event with Simply Business who recently came up against this very challenge in their customer service space.

We will be hearing from the Engineering and Data department at Simply Business to talk about how and why they avoided third party solutions to build their very own data sourced call centre system on their journey from ambitious start up to half-billion dollar company.

We'll be hearing from the following incredible speakers on the night, looking at three key parts of the Simply Business call centre:

  • Alex Hancock - Head of Customer Analytics
  • Merve Taner - Senior Engineer
  • James O’Hare - Data Solutions Engineer
Simply Business recognise the importance of having an inclusive and diverse workforce and are proud to be hosting this event alongside Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum.
29 May 2019 at 6:30pm
until 29 May 2019 at 10:00pm
Simply Business, 6th Floor
99 Gresham Street

Intertech @ Microsoft - IDAHOBIT Keynote & Quiz 2019

Join us and Microsoft for a very special evening celebrating IDAHOBIT 2019 at their Microsoft Reactor.

We'll be joined by Roland White, Microsoft's Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion who will kick-off the evening with a keynote on the importance of the day alongside other community guests. Following these short addresses we'll start the IDAHOBIT 2019 Microsoft & Intertech Quiz hosted by a very special MC guest too - the charming Wayne Carter of Driving You Homo.

We'll be inviting teams of upto 6 to take part on the evening and in true Intertech fashion will include a few extra rounds on LGBT+ culture and of course technology. We'll ensure we keep you well refreshed with food and drinks throughout the evening.

We'll close the night with the announcement of the winners and the giving of prizes - we can't wait to have you join us.

IDAHOBIT exists to raise attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.
16 May 2019 at 6:00pm
until 16 May 2019 at 9:00pm
70 Wilson St

Intertech @ Lloyds Banking Group - The future faces of Banking & FinTech

Join us at Lloyds Banking Group on May 2nd for a fascinating evening looking at the future of banking, FinTech and the individuals working within the industry.

We'll be joined by speakers from Lloyds Banking Group and the wider industry sharing their insight into how innovation is changing the way we work within banking, how consumers interact with banks and how both individuals and businesses manage our money in today's digital age. They will also share insight into their journey and the skillset that has brought them to where they are. It's going to be a great evening looking at the very latest developments in the world of FinTech and the impact of digital transformation on the industry and those working within as a whole.

Valid photographic ID, presented upon arrival, will be required to attend the event.
02 May 2019 at 6:00pm
until 02 May 2019 at 9:00pm
Lloyds Bank Plc
125 London Wall

Introducing Paloma, our newest member of the team...

It's Lesbian Day of Visibility 2019 and our newest member of the team Paloma (@wherespaloma) shares her insight into why LDOV is such an important day, and one that we should celebrate not just today but everyday.

As an organisation focused on promoting LGBT+ diversity, we recognise that there simply isn't enough representation nor variety of lesbian women out there. From our workplaces, to the social spaces we meet friends in or the films and books that we love, our gay friends are active and simply more visible in our society. We need this day to remind everyone that we exist, and that there’s not just one kind of woman who likes women - we’re more visible than ever before, but there’s still so much more we can do.

At Intertech, we're delighted to have Paloma on the team and are already benefiting from the fresh thinking she's bringing.

Paloma is originally from Spain and has been in London for the last 2 years since moving here from 4 years in Asia. She’s currently an Account Manager for Sojern, an adTech company, and works on the technical aspects of programmatic campaigns for companies in the travel industry.

Intertech @ Comedy Bloomers - LGBTQ+ Comedian of the Year 2019

Join us for another fantastic evening with Comedy Bloomers at their upcoming heat for the LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year 2019 competition taking place at the Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden.

This amazing event is supporting the next generation of LGBTQ+ comedians and provides an exciting platform for their individual voices to be heard. You’ll also be able to vote on your favourite acts along with the judges from the world of comedy.

The judges on the evening will be the fabulous Stephen Bailey, Spring Day & David Mills.

Sign-up for the event is being handled by the lovely team at Comedy Bloomers - we can't wait to see you there to support new exciting LGBTQ+ talent.
17 Apr 2019 at 7:00pm
until 17 Apr 2019 at 9:30pm
Seven Dials Club
42 Earlham St

Intertech @ SpaceX - Intergalactic LGBT+ tech Issues

Join us, Intertech and our fantastic hosts SpaceX, for a very special event. In light of recent progress made with intergalactic travel and the latest Marvel films, we'll be considering the topic of intergalactic travel and the impact on LGBT+ tech issues.

We've brought together an impressive array of speakers who will each be answering the question: Are there LGBT aliens? Do they know about AI and Blockchain? How would extra terrestials use Technology to support LGBT equality across the Milky Way? We're inviting each of them to tell their story and provide insight, perspective and diverse experiences. We'll be joined on the evening by:

  • Elon Musk CEO of SpaceX
  • Charles Bolden, Administrator of NASA
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of the European Space Agency
  • Jerry Chen, Team Builder at Flux
After this exciting panel, we will be spending 15mins with SETI for a gripping Q&A session to see if there are any questions from outer space.

There'll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions after the talks but unfortunately we will not be able to continue the conversation after as pubs have not yet been built on the moon yet. Please note that the venue has notified that the cleaners are coming at 9:30pm GMT so we need to vacate the venue promptly.

We look forward to welcoming you and celebrating April Fools Day 2019 together.
01 Apr 2019 at 7:00pm
until 01 Apr 2019 at 9:00pm
1 Moon Street
Moon City
M0 0NI

Intertech & Lesbians Who Tech @ Google - Not Your Problem? The importance of Allyship.

Join us, Intertech, Lesbians Who Tech and our fantastic hosts Google, for a very special event to celebrate International Women's Day 2019. We'll be considering the topic of allies, the need for allyship and the importance of intersectional collaboration.

We've brought together an impressive array of speakers who will each be answering the question: 'Not Your Problem? The importance of Allyship' and we're inviting each of them to tell their story and provide insight, perspective and diverse experiences. We'll be joined on the evening by:

  • Ruth Hunt, CEO of Stonewall
  • Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids UK
  • Munroe Bergdorf, Social Activist, Broadcaster & Model
  • Sanisha Wynter, Independent Diversity and Inclusion Adviser
  • Major Robert Ridley, British Army
  • Pedro Pina, Google VP of Global Client & Agency Solutions & EMEA LGBT Sponsor
  • Gill Whitehead, Google Senior Director of Client Solutions & Analytics & UK LGBT+ Sponsor
There'll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and continue the conversation afterwards over drinks. We're also really excited to be joined by Google's LGBT+ network, Trans@ Google, Woman@ Google and Black Googler Network for this impressive event.

We look forward to welcoming you and celebrating International Women's Day 2019 together.
06 Mar 2019 at 6:00pm
until 06 Mar 2019 at 9:00pm
1-13 Saint Giles High Street

Intertech @ SAP - Purpose, Innovation and Inclusion

Join us at SAP for an Intertech Panel looking at the connection between Purpose, Innovation and Inclusion.

Our impressive panel of speakers will explore the role that Diversity and Inclusion plays in leading innovation within the technology sector through Policy, Leadership, Applications and Products themselves.

The evening will kick-off our 2019 series of events with a unique opportunity to understand what various organisations are doing to disrupt the norm and challenge our workforces, consumers and customers to be more inclusive. Our fantastic speakers on the evening will include:

Tom Loeffert, HR Director EMEA @ SAP Concur

Chad Edwards, Creative Director @ EY

Karina Govindji, Head of Diversity and Inclusion @ Vodafone

Frances Duffy, Vice President HR @ Capgemini

We look forward to seeing you on the night and encourage you to sign-up today for what promises to be a very insightful evening.

Tickets will be available to sign-up from 10am on Tuesday 19th February.

Valid photographic ID, presented upon arrival, will be required to attend the event.
28 Feb 2019 at 6:30pm
until 28 Feb 2019 at 9:00pm
SAP Fieldglass
240 Blackfriars Road