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Wed, Nov 25



Women ConnecTech - Tech: The Good, The Bad, and The

Hosted by CodeClan Digital Skills Academy. Join the Women ConnecTech group for a lunchtime discussion about the uses, wonders and dangers of tech.

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Women ConnecTech - Tech: The Good, The Bad, and The
Women ConnecTech - Tech: The Good, The Bad, and The

Time & Location

Nov 25, 2020, 12:30 PM GMT


About the event

Join the Women ConnecTech group for a lunchtime discussion about the uses, wonders and dangers of tech.

About this Event 'It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.' - Albert Einstein, 1946

Lloyds Banking Group Women ConnecTech are teaming up with CodeClan, to bring you an engaging and interactive lunchtime look at this fascinating topic;

  • Hear from a panel of experts about the good that tech enables us to achieve, the negative impacts or misuses that exploit it and enjoy a light hearted look at how we're all getting on working remotely, in dispersed teams or with new technologies.

Allison Lawrence - Recently graduated with a Master's in Marketing from the University of Edinburgh, where she studied social media, specifically TikTok, in depth for her thesis. Her dissertation focussed on why consumers use TikTok, in order to inform brands how to incorporate the platform into their social media strategy. Over the course of user interviews, she has gained great insight into how consumers view the platform, how they use it and their perceptions of brands joining.

Jane Blanchard, EdenScott and FLOURISH Festival

Jane is passionate about building strong relationships to provide exceptional service. A passion which follows her to Eden Scott, Scotland's leading independent recruitment business, where she works in the Financial Services team and to FLOURISH Festival as Founder, Executive Director, musician and arts professional.

Jane will be helping us to showcase our professional selves on LinkedIn, with a quick session on how to put your best foot forward online!

Alistair Forbes, Global technology entrepreneur and executive, Angel Investor, Business Mentor.

Alistair is a highly accomplished business leader specialising in launching and growing technology start-ups. He has worked as an Investment Director, leading the Software and Internet sector at Mercia Technologies from seed to Series A, alongside a successful career of leadership roles launching new technologies that disrupt existing markets, vastly growing businesses, and investing himself.

Alistair is Founding Director of the Scottish Tech Army, whose mission is to mobilise the Scottish tech community for good, applying the talents, creativity and commitment of its members to deliver digital solutions to the third sector and to support skills and career development in the tech sector, partnering with a wide range of organisations operating in these areas.

Panelist Q&A

  • Our chat platform will be open throughout the event to share your questions and thoughts with our panel and other attendees.

We'll follow up the event with any resources discussed, as well as a recording of the session!


How to join

The event can be accessed through the Eventbrite Online Event Page. You will receive a reminder before the event begins linking you to this. Click on the link to join the Microsoft Teams event.

This event will be recorded.

If you have any questions about connecting to or the format of the event, or if we can make it more accessible to you, please email our Event Manager, Kate at

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