2022 Annual Gala Event - The Power of Digital Women

  • 03 Nov 2022
  • 18:30 - 22:30
  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Quai du Mont-Blanc 11, 1201 Genève
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Did you know that only 30% of companies succeed in their digital transformation?

Do you think there is a digital divide between high and low skilled people? How does your country fare?

We know that safe technologies can improve the life of those who have the skills to use them. But still, some risks as lack of "digital literacy" may create a barrier and make us to make a step back in the development.

At this special occasion we will welcome 5 distinguished panelists to discuss pertinent questions on the power of digital women:

- How to increase the number of women in technology ?

- What can organizations do to increase women representation in this area? 

- What kinds of obstacles women may face in this field? What are the best practices to overcome them?

Our distinguished panelists:

* Maninder Kartik, PMI

* Bart Prinssen, FIBA

* David Vaury, PwC

* Hajar El Haddaoui, NTT

Nadia Mojahed, WDS 


- Anca Gosling, Aeroclass/Avia Solutions Group

Agenda for the evening:

* 18.00 - 18.30 - Registration 

* 18.30 - 18:45 - Welcome from Iulia Popescu - OWIT Lake Geneva President

* 18:45 - 19:45 - Panel Discussion

* 19:45 - 20:00 - Q&A

* 20:00 - 22.00 - Cocktail & informal discussion with the panelists 


Maninder Kartik, Vice President – IT, accomplished and experienced senior Digital and Technology Leader with diverse experience across multiple geographies and industries (FMCG, Healthcare, Retail & Manufacturing) in large global organizations. Proven success of driving the digital transformation agenda for future value creation while influencing and leading change. Led technology enabled strategic programs to drive top line growth and productivity. Experience of leading due diligence for boards for numerous Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures.

Bart Prinssen, Director of E&VC at FIBA, international business executive with a strong commercial focus. Experienced with complex transformation strategies in different industries. Currently driving the innovation strategy at FIBA with strong focus on digitization in the sports technology (Fan engagement, player data and other monetization strategies). Strong believer in empowering others so they can thrive. Leader of a diversified team (gender, cultural background, age).

David Vaury, Director, People & Organization advisory PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, is an organizational transformation expert with 10+ years of business transformation consulting experience across countries and 10+ experience as Transformation director in the service industry. He has led large scale programmes on digital, cultural and structural transformation.

Hajar El Haddaoui, Senior Director, Executive Board Member NTT Data Inc., alongside her “side job” as an advisor /consultant, Hajar is a senior Director and member of the executive Board at NTT Switzerland and has been with the IT industries over 18 years. Proven executive with global experience, client leader and change agent. She has held global and regional roles focused on Corporate Strategy, Transformation, Change and Innovation. She was granted the Business leader Award for best all-round female In IT in Europe. She is a member of the advisory Board of MOD-ELLE, Member of the Advisory council of WINconference, Member of the assembly of delegates of Vaud chamber of commerce, frequent public speaker and an active contributor to inclusive leadership and advocate for the SDGs. 

Nadia Mojahed, Digital SEO Consultant, is the founder of SEO Transformer, a digital SEO consultancy based in Switzerland and is also the Geneva Chapter Lead for Women in Digital Switzerland.

Anca Gosling, Director, Training Content & Development at Aeroclass/Avia Solutions Group, has +10 years of experience in the development, design and implementation of training programs worldwide. She worked in senior positions at United Nations Training and Development Institute (UNITAR), IATA and more recently at Aeroclass/Avia Solutions Group. She is passionate about empowering people through access to training and development.

Should you want to submit any questions for the panelists ahead of the event, please email us at president@owit-lakegeneva.org and/or e-vicepresident@owit-lakegeneva.org. 

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