about
the event

FemIT 2020
Female’s Favour{IT}e

Female’s Favour{IT}e tech conference is a one-day event with a focus on females passionate about IT and entrepreneurship. The conference is designed to be a great opportunity for women of all ages and professional backgrounds to come together, to learn about technology and entrepreneurship, and to exchange experiences on various tech-topics, as well as on how to be a successful SHEBOSS.

When

Saturday
14th March, 2020

Where

Julius-Hatry-Straße 1
68163 Mannheim

Opening

Open from
9.00 AM

why
attend

Growth & development

Get to know the brightest and influential people and smash with them through the boundaries of possibility. Enjoy a series of expert-led breakout sessions that cover the newest practices for your areas of interest. Innovations are at the very heart of the FemIT conference.

Latest Trends

The FemIT event features technical sessions, covering hot topics such as AI, robotics, agile ways of working, search engine optimization and many more. Join in and use an opportunity to have a look into the future and even shape it with us.

Expert hands-on training

Upgrade your skills or learn something completely new from the best and benefit from crucial insights and tips. Our workshops are ideal to boost your career potential and broaden expertise in IT related topics.

Valuable networking

Get a chance to meet many IT professionals and listen to their exciting stories and industry insights during interactive meet-ups and workshops, aimed at helping all participants find and build long-lasting connections.

Cutting-edge tools


Learn more about the latest solutions and human centered innovations.
Just choose what you are interested in from a range of available areas including digital learning, smart city, design thinking, artificial intelligence, IoT, e-learning and other progressive technologies.

Exchange and Fun

Let your voice be heard and exchange thoughts with other participants either by taking part in our fishbowl or all day long over free food and drinks. Enjoy the casual atmosphere, the entertainment program, meet new people and have tons of fun.

meet
our speakers

The speakers live on stage!

Learn more about our speakers of the FemIT 2020

Vanessa Cann

Platform Manager Artificial Intelligence & Future Mobility

schedule
details

Talks – General
2020-03-14
Talks – Deep Dive
2020-03-14
Workshops
2020-03-14
09:00 - 10:00
Entry hall, lecture hall, building A

Onboarding & Breakfast

10:00 - 10:15
Lecture hall, building A

Welcoming & Introductions

10:15 - 11:00
Lecture hall, building A

Keynote: Abu Gaith Abeer

Abeer Abu Ghaith
Abeer Abu Ghaith
CEO
11:00 - 12:00
Lecture hall, building A

Bar to further proceedings - how I jumped into the data lake

Melanie Thalmann
Analyst

Everything started with my career at KÖNIGSWEG where I started organizing PyData Meetups. As soon as I realized I’m not just doing PyData Meetups with our Data Expert Alexander Hendorf – I had joined one of the biggest Data Science Communities in the world already – I was shocked.
My talk will be about doubts as not being a “techie”, my experiences and the love of working with a community.

12:00 - 13:00
Lecture hall, building A

Lunch

13:00 - 13:30
Lecture hall, building A

Show Initiative - Pitch It!

13:30 - 14:00
Lecture hall, building A

Networking

14:00 - 15:00
Lecture hall, building A

Female Founders in Germany - How to kick-start your own startup

Vanessa Cann
Platform Manager Artificial Intelligence & Future Mobility

Especially women often think that founding a startup is complicated and challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. You don’t need to have every detail thought through. Learning is part of the journey. In her talk, Vanessa Cann will give you tangible insights into the startup world. Learn how to get started with your own idea.

15:00 - 16:00
Lecture hall, building A

How to keep the cool in Rapid Change Situations

Thy-Diep (Yip) Ta
Chief Well-Being Officer
16:00 - 17:00
Lecture hall, building A

3-2-1-IGNITION - How a single woman changed the world of software development

Dr Jan-Arne Geret
Jan-Arne Gewert
Management & Leadership
17:00 - 18:00
Lecture hall, building A

Most people don't really care about you - and that's great! Embracing the underdog philosophy and why it’s a core skill to get into product management

Anna Scheffold
Consultant Digital Customer Experience

When getting into product management, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge and skills you should learn to become good at it. But every journey starts with a step and impostor syndrome should not keep you away from that exciting field of work in tech and beyond. Let’s go on a journey together to find your inner underdog and turn it into a competitive advantage.

18:00 - 19:00
Lecture hall, building A

Fishbowl Discussion

19:00 - 00:00
Lecture hall, building A

Dinner & Get together

11:00 - 12:00
Lounge, building C

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14:00 - 15:00
Lounge, building C

IoT for Future Cities - Digitalization and new technologies for urban areas

Edina Sewell
Solution Manager
15:00 - 16:00
Lounge, building C

tba

16:00 - 17:00
Lounge, building C

tba

17:00 - 18:00
Lounge, building C

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11:00 - 12:00
C4

How to design disruptive solutions with a strong tech-push for humans?

Catarina Batista
Program Coordinator & Strategist

To drive transformative and disruptive innovation, a strong technology component is usually involved. But where do human-centered approaches come to play when you have a high technology driven process? How can we still design relevant and meaningful solutions for humans while keeping technology in the equation? Come with me in this journey in which, through an interactive presentation, we will talk about pitfalls, tools and best practices, based on our educational experience at inno.space – Design Factory Mannheim.

11:00 - 12:00
A3

Retrospectives with agile teams

Martina Schlabbers
Scrum Master
14:00 - 16:00
C4

Learning how to program

Magdalena Noffke
Freiberufliche IT-Beraterin und Softwareentwicklerin
14:00 - 16:00
A3

How will we learn tomorrow? Impact on education through emerging technologies

Veronika Tinnis
Digital Learning Specialist & Startup Founder

Social Media Insights

Carlos und Chris
Carlos Hartmann and Christian Depperschmidt
Art Director and Developer

Business Model Innovation

Helena Grabarevic & Janett Fuhlrott

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official
sponsors

the
venue

MAFINEX MANNHEIM

Julius-Hatry-Straße 1,
68163 Mannheim – Lindenhof

The MAFINEX Technology Center is situated in Mannheim Lindenhof. This campus is ideal for communication and synergies, with the best equipment and infrastructure possible.