This conference is an opportunity for new and aspiring agilists to learn about Agile ways of working.

Keynote speaker

Wincie Wong, Head of Digital X Workforce Technical Capability, NatWest


10:00am - Welcome - a few words from Chair of Agile Methods
10:10am - Opening Keynote
11:00am - Lean Coffee, Open space and World Cafe activities
1:00pm - Lunch (included)
2:00pm - Lean Coffee, Open space and World Cafe activities
4:00pm - Closing Keynote
5:00pm - Networking and drinks.
6:00pm - Event ends


Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference is a participant-oriented event where the attendees decide on the agenda, discussion topics and activities. The informal and flexible program allows participants to suggest topics of their own interest and choose sessions accordingly.

The theme of the unconference will be: Agile Beginnings. This conference is an opportunity for new and aspiring agilists to learn about Agile ways of working. Focussing on the needs of new practitioners, it aims to provide a broad range of topics to help knowledge share, build skills, competence and confidence.

Benefits and outcomes for attendees:

  • Hear from inspiring keynote speakers
  • Learn how to facilitate open space events
  • Get exposure to a number of liberating structures
  • Build relationships with BCS Agile committee members and other attendees
  • Learn new methods and practices you can apply in your own workplaces

About the speaker

Wincie WongWincie Wong, Head of Digital X Workforce Technical Capability, NatWest

Wincie Wong uses her background at the leading edge of creative and disruptive innovation in the banking industry to break down barriers and transform the shape and diversity of the tech and data workforce.

An international speaker and a digital evangelist, she is passionate about spearheading the growth of a diverse technology workforce as co-founder of the NatWest Girls Can Code network and founding member of Tech She Can, a charity representing 250+ corporates working together to increase the number of women in technology roles in the UK through education.

She is also co-host of the NatWest Technically Speaking podcast series discussing current topics in the evolving world of tech. She has a background working with the UK government to tap into the huge unrealised economic potential of female entrepreneurs by making the UK one of the best countries in the world for women to start and grow a new business as recommended in the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship.

A serial entrepreneur herself, she has been featured in Season 2 of BBC’s My Million Pound Menu with host Fred Siriex for her business running Burmese supper clubs – now available on Netflix globally.

In 2023, she was named Woman of the Year at the Women in IT Awards, Standout 45 for the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist, and was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in UK Tech by Inclusive Boards & the Financial Times in 2019.

Having grown up in New York City, she’s spent the last 14+ years across the pond in London where she is passionate about making innovation useful for customers.

Ticket costs 

(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT and Eventbrite fees)

BCS members: £20.00

Non-members: £45.00

Non-members: £165.00 (Includes 12 months BCS Membership)


A refund, excluding fees, will be issued if a cancellation request is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Friday, 15 September 2023. Otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


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This event is brought to you by: BCS Agile Methods specialist group

BCS Agile New Beginnings Unconference
Date and time
Friday 22 September, 10:00am - 6:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out