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CNBC Events brings the power of our newsroom to live, in-person experiences, featuring dynamic discussions with top CEOs, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and innovators. With unique full-day, half-day, and salon programs led by renowned CNBC anchors and reporters, our events deliver actionable insights, unmatched networking, and valuable sponsorship opportunities.

 

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  • Capital Exchange: Global Trade

    Where business and politics converge

    June 11, 2019
    Washington D.C.

    June 11, 2019

    Capital Exchange: Global Trade

    Washington D.C.

    Exploring the policies and strategies will allow American businesses and the U.S. economy to thrive.

    Politics & Policy | Business


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  • CNBC Evolve NYC

    How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves and fight to stay competitive.

    June 19, 2019
    New York City

    June 19, 2019

    CNBC Evolve NYC

    New York City

    How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves and fight to stay competitive. Lessons and learnings from the front lines.

    Business


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  • @Work Human Capital + Finance

    Investing in the future workforce

    July 16, 2019
    Chicago

    July 16, 2019

    @Work Human Capital + Finance

    Chicago

    The technologies and strategies that will transform the workforce, increase productivity and improve the bottom-line results.

    Tech | Business


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  • Capital Exchange: Economy 2020

    Where business and politics converge

    July 9, 2019
    Washington D.C.

    July 9, 2019

    Capital Exchange: Economy 2020

    Washington D.C.

    Candid conversations about the difference-makers in sustaining growth and avoiding recession.

    Politics & Policy | Business


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  • CNBC Evolve Chicago

    How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves and fight to stay competitive.

    September 24, 2019
    Chicago

    September 24, 2019

    CNBC Evolve Chicago

    Chicago

    How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves and fight to stay competitive. Lessons and learnings from the front lines.

    Entrepreneurship | Business


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  • @Work People + Machines

    Transformative Technology, Transformative Talent

    November 4, 2019
    San Francisco

    November 4, 2019

    @Work People + Machines

    San Francisco

    Leveraging technology and talent to maximize productivity.

    Tech | Business


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  • CNBC Evolve Los Angeles

    How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves and fight to stay competitive.

    November 19, 2019
    Los Angeles

    November 19, 2019

    CNBC Evolve Los Angeles

    Los Angeles

    How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves and fight to stay competitive. Lessons and learnings from the front lines.

    Entrepreneurship | Business


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COMING UP

Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase

James Dimon became chairman of the board on December 31, 2006, and has been chief executive officer and president since December 31, 2005. He was president and chief operating officer following JPMorgan Chase's merger with Bank One in July 2004. At Bank One he was chairman and chief executive officer from March 2000 to July 2004. Before joining Bank One, Dimon held a wide range of executive roles at Citigroup, the Travelers Group, Commercial Credit and American Express.

Dimon is on the board of directors of Harvard Business School and Catalyst, chairman of the Business Roundtable and a member of The Business Council. He is also on the board of trustees of New York University School of Medicine. Dimon does not serve on the board of any publicly traded company other than JPMorgan Chase.

Dimon graduated from Tufts University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bask Iyer

VMware; Dell Technologies

Bask Iyer is the CIO at VMware. He joined VMware in March 2015 and now leads its global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. In August 2018, Iyer added the responsibility of general manager, Edge/IoT for Dell Technologies. From December 2016 to August 2018, he also held the role of chief information officer for Dell.

A respected industry veteran, Iyer brings more than 25 years of experience in executing and driving change in traditional Fortune 100 manufacturing companies and Silicon Valley-based high technology firms. Prior to joining VMware, Iyer served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for the company’s technology and business operations, which included critical services around business transformation, global business services, IT and real estate, and workplace services. Before joining Juniper Networks, he served as chief information officer at Honeywell, and chief information officer at GlaxoSmithKline Beecham for consumer healthcare research and development, where he was also the company’s e-commerce leader. Iyer holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University in India and a master’s degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology.

Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi is Chairman of PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. She has served in this role since 2007.

Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to October 2, 2018. As CEO, Mrs. Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo is focusing on delivering sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting our environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering our associates and people in the communities we serve.

She directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc. She also led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history.

Prior to becoming CEO, Mrs. Nooyi served as President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2001, when she was also named to PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. In this position, she was responsible for PepsiCo’s corporate functions, including finance, strategy, business process optimization, corporate platforms and innovation, procurement, investor relations and information technology. Between February 2000 and April 2001, Mrs. Nooyi was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. Mrs. Nooyi also served as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development from 1996 until 2000, and as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning from 1994 until 1996.

Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Nooyi spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company. She was part of the top management team responsible for the company’s U.S. business as well as its worldwide industrial businesses, representing about $10 billion of ABB’s $30 billion in global sales.

Between 1986 and 1990, Mrs. Nooyi worked for Motorola, where she was Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, having joined the company as the business development executive responsible for its automotive and industrial electronic group. Prior to Motorola, she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects at The Boston Consulting Group. Her clients ranged from textiles and consumer goods companies to retailers and specialty chemicals producers. Mrs. Nooyi began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.

In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors, Mrs. Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of Schlumberger Limited, The Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mrs. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.

Kevin O'Leary

O'Shares Investments

Kevin O'Leary is Chairman of O'Shares Investments, an Exchange Trade Fund (ETF) company and O'Leary Ventures, a private equity firm.

He is also founder and chief sommelier of O'Leary Fine Wines, an award-winning wine maker, and a member of Boston's 108-year-old Hamilton Trust.

Kevin is an investor on ABC Television's four-time Emmy award-winning Shark Tank, a finance commentator, and a contributor to Good Morning America. He has authored three best-selling books on financial literacy "Cold Hard Truth" , "Men, Women and Money" and "Family, Kids and Money." O'Leary holds a B.A. in environmental studies and psychology from the University of Waterloo and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he serves as a board member.

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Steven Mnuchin

United States Treasury

Steven Terner Mnuchin was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury on February 13, 2017.

As Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin is responsible for the executive branch agency whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity and stability at home and abroad. He is also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting the integrity of our financial system as well as managing the U.S. Government's finances.

Prior to his confirmation, Secretary Mnuchin was Finance Chairman for Donald J. Trump for President. In this role he spent the last year traveling with the President. He met with hundreds of business leaders. He also served as a Senior Economic Advisor to the President in crafting his economic positions and economic speeches.

Prior to his confirmation he also served as Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management. He also founded OneWest Bank Group LLC and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to CIT Group Inc. was the first bank merger over 50 Billion dollars post financial crisis.

Earlier in his career, Secretary Mnuchin worked at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. where he was a Partner and served as Chief Information Officer. He has extensive experience in global financial markets and oversaw trading in US government securities, mortgages, money markets, and municipal bonds.

Secretary Mnuchin is committed to philanthropic activities and previously served as a Member of the Boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the Mall, the UCLA Health System Board, the New York Presbyterian Hospital Board, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. He was born and raised in New York City. Secretary Mnuchin holds a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University.

Ginni Rometty

IBM

Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty is chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM.

Since becoming CEO in January 2012, Ginni has led IBM through the most significant transformation in its history, reinventing the company to lead in the new era of AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and quantum technologies, all delivered on IBM’s enterprise-strength cloud platform. Today, IBM is the world leader in AI and cloud computing for business, underpinned with trust and security.

Throughout IBM’s reinvention, Ginni has worked to ensure that new technologies are developed and deployed in a way that is ethical and enduring. IBM was the first, for example, to publish long-held principles of trust for AI, data responsibility and data transparency.

IBM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion also has advanced under Ginni’s leadership. This includes extending parental leave and making it easier for women to return to the workforce through a “returnships” program with hands-on work experience in emerging technologies. This pioneering work was recognized in 2018 by the prestigious Catalyst Award for advancing diversity and women’s initiatives. IBM is the only tech company to have earned this recognition in the last 20 years and the only company ever to be honored four times.

IBM under Ginni’s leadership also has led the way on ensuring society is prepared for this new era of data. This includes equipping workers for “new collar” job roles in emerging technology fields that do not always require a bachelor’s degree. The IBM-created Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) education model is a six-year program that prepares students for career success by combining high-school with a community college degree, mentoring and internships – all within existing local education budgets. Today, there are more than 120 schools worldwide, bringing technology employment opportunities to more than 100,000 students.

Beginning her career with IBM in 1981, Ginni held a series of leadership positions across the company and led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.

Ginni has a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University, where she later was awarded an honorary degree. She also has an honorary degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University and the boards of overseers and managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cyber Group and is a member of the advisory board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Marc Benioff

Salesforce

Marc Benioff is Chairman, co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing.

Under Benioff's leadership, Salesforce is the fastest-growing top-five enterprise software company and the #1 provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software globally.

Benioff founded Salesforce in 1999, and it is now a Fortune 500 company with more than 30,000 employees, guided by four core values — trust, customer success, innovation and equality. The company has been recognized as the Most Innovative Company by Forbes, the #1 Best Place to Work by Fortune, and the 15th Most Admired Company in the World by Fortune.

Benioff was named “Innovator of the Decade” by Forbes, ranked #3 on Fortune's 2017 "Businessperson of the Year" list, and recognized as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune and 15 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review. For his leadership on equality, Benioff has been honored by GLAAD, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and Variety Magazine with its EmPOWerment Award.

Building a different kind of company, Benioff created Salesforce to not only develop great products, but also to have a positive impact on the world. On day 1, Benioff created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. Today, more than 5,000 companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement.

Benioff and his wife, Lynne, have focused their philanthropy on children’s health, the environment, public education and homelessness. The Benioffs have given more than $250 million to the University of California, San Francisco to build UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. In 2016, they created the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to study and solve ocean issues around the world.

A member of the World Economic Forum ("WEF") Board of Trustees, Benioff serves as the inaugural Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco.

Before launching Salesforce, Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, where he was the youngest vice president in company history. When he was 14 years old, he sold his first piece of software, “How to Juggle,” for $75. He founded his first company, Liberty Software, which created video games, at the age of 15.

Benioff received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where he is on its Board of Trustees. In 2014, USC awarded Benioff an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

Jim Chanos

Kynikos Associates

Jim Chanos is the founder and managing partner of Kynikos Associates, a short-selling investment firm that provides investment management services for domestic and offshore clients. He launched Kynikos in 1985 to implement strategies he had uncovered while beginning his Wall Street career as a financial analyst with Paine Webber, Gilford Securities and Deutsche Bank.

Throughout his investment career, Chanos has identified and sold short the shares of numerous well-known corporate financial disasters; among them Baldwin-United, Commodore International, Coleco, Integrated Resources, Boston Chicken, Sunbeam, Conseco and Tyco International. His celebrated short sale of Enron shares was dubbed by Barron's as "the market call of the decade, if not the past fifty years." The media have noted his prescience in alerting finance ministers and others about the global financial crisis well before it occurred. His views on the lessons of the crisis, capital markets regulation and investment strategies, among other topics, are regularly covered by news organizations worldwide.

Chanos is chairman of the Coalition of Private Investment Companies, whose members are diverse in their size investment strategies. The members' clients include pension funds, asset managers, foundations, other institutional investors and qualified wealthy individuals. In that role, Chanos has testified before Congress and provided comments to regulations proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Services Authority in the U.K.

He is currently a lecturer in finance at the Yale University School of Management and teaches a class on the history of financial fraud.

Chanos lives in New York City and has four children. He is president of the board of trustees of The Browning School and serves as a trustee at The Nightingale-Bamford School and The New York Historical Society. Chanos received his BA in economics and political science in 1980 from Yale University.

PAST SPEAKERS

  • Jamie Dimon

    JPMorgan Chase

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  • Jamie Dimon

    James Dimon became chairman of the board on December 31, 2006, and has been chief executive officer and president since December 31, 2005. He was president and chief operating officer following JPMorgan Chase's merger with Bank One in July 2004. At Bank One he was chairman and chief executive officer from March 2000 to July 2004. Before joining Bank One, Dimon held a wide range of executive roles at Citigroup, the Travelers Group, Commercial Credit and American Express.

    Dimon is on the board of directors of Harvard Business School and Catalyst, chairman of the Business Roundtable and a member of The Business Council. He is also on the board of trustees of New York University School of Medicine. Dimon does not serve on the board of any publicly traded company other than JPMorgan Chase.

    Dimon graduated from Tufts University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Bask Iyer

    VMware; Dell Technologies

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  • Bask Iyer

    Bask Iyer is the CIO at VMware. He joined VMware in March 2015 and now leads its global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. In August 2018, Iyer added the responsibility of general manager, Edge/IoT for Dell Technologies. From December 2016 to August 2018, he also held the role of chief information officer for Dell.

    A respected industry veteran, Iyer brings more than 25 years of experience in executing and driving change in traditional Fortune 100 manufacturing companies and Silicon Valley-based high technology firms. Prior to joining VMware, Iyer served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for the company’s technology and business operations, which included critical services around business transformation, global business services, IT and real estate, and workplace services. Before joining Juniper Networks, he served as chief information officer at Honeywell, and chief information officer at GlaxoSmithKline Beecham for consumer healthcare research and development, where he was also the company’s e-commerce leader. Iyer holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University in India and a master’s degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology.

  • Indra Nooyi

    PepsiCo

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  • Indra Nooyi

    Indra Nooyi is Chairman of PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. She has served in this role since 2007.

    Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to October 2, 2018. As CEO, Mrs. Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo is focusing on delivering sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting our environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering our associates and people in the communities we serve.

    She directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc. She also led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history.

    Prior to becoming CEO, Mrs. Nooyi served as President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2001, when she was also named to PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. In this position, she was responsible for PepsiCo’s corporate functions, including finance, strategy, business process optimization, corporate platforms and innovation, procurement, investor relations and information technology. Between February 2000 and April 2001, Mrs. Nooyi was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. Mrs. Nooyi also served as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development from 1996 until 2000, and as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning from 1994 until 1996.

    Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Nooyi spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company. She was part of the top management team responsible for the company’s U.S. business as well as its worldwide industrial businesses, representing about $10 billion of ABB’s $30 billion in global sales.

    Between 1986 and 1990, Mrs. Nooyi worked for Motorola, where she was Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, having joined the company as the business development executive responsible for its automotive and industrial electronic group. Prior to Motorola, she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects at The Boston Consulting Group. Her clients ranged from textiles and consumer goods companies to retailers and specialty chemicals producers. Mrs. Nooyi began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.

    In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors, Mrs. Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of Schlumberger Limited, The Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

    She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mrs. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.

  • Kevin O'Leary

    O'Shares Investments

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  • Kevin O'Leary

    Kevin O'Leary is Chairman of O'Shares Investments, an Exchange Trade Fund (ETF) company and O'Leary Ventures, a private equity firm.

    He is also founder and chief sommelier of O'Leary Fine Wines, an award-winning wine maker, and a member of Boston's 108-year-old Hamilton Trust.

    Kevin is an investor on ABC Television's four-time Emmy award-winning Shark Tank, a finance commentator, and a contributor to Good Morning America. He has authored three best-selling books on financial literacy "Cold Hard Truth" , "Men, Women and Money" and "Family, Kids and Money." O'Leary holds a B.A. in environmental studies and psychology from the University of Waterloo and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he serves as a board member.

  • Steven Mnuchin

    United States Treasury

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  • Steven Mnuchin

    Steven Terner Mnuchin was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury on February 13, 2017.

    As Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin is responsible for the executive branch agency whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity and stability at home and abroad. He is also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting the integrity of our financial system as well as managing the U.S. Government's finances.

    Prior to his confirmation, Secretary Mnuchin was Finance Chairman for Donald J. Trump for President. In this role he spent the last year traveling with the President. He met with hundreds of business leaders. He also served as a Senior Economic Advisor to the President in crafting his economic positions and economic speeches.

    Prior to his confirmation he also served as Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management. He also founded OneWest Bank Group LLC and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to CIT Group Inc. was the first bank merger over 50 Billion dollars post financial crisis.

    Earlier in his career, Secretary Mnuchin worked at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. where he was a Partner and served as Chief Information Officer. He has extensive experience in global financial markets and oversaw trading in US government securities, mortgages, money markets, and municipal bonds.

    Secretary Mnuchin is committed to philanthropic activities and previously served as a Member of the Boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the Mall, the UCLA Health System Board, the New York Presbyterian Hospital Board, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. He was born and raised in New York City. Secretary Mnuchin holds a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University.

  • Ginni Rometty

    IBM

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  • Ginni Rometty

    Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty is chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM.

    Since becoming CEO in January 2012, Ginni has led IBM through the most significant transformation in its history, reinventing the company to lead in the new era of AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and quantum technologies, all delivered on IBM’s enterprise-strength cloud platform. Today, IBM is the world leader in AI and cloud computing for business, underpinned with trust and security.

    Throughout IBM’s reinvention, Ginni has worked to ensure that new technologies are developed and deployed in a way that is ethical and enduring. IBM was the first, for example, to publish long-held principles of trust for AI, data responsibility and data transparency.

    IBM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion also has advanced under Ginni’s leadership. This includes extending parental leave and making it easier for women to return to the workforce through a “returnships” program with hands-on work experience in emerging technologies. This pioneering work was recognized in 2018 by the prestigious Catalyst Award for advancing diversity and women’s initiatives. IBM is the only tech company to have earned this recognition in the last 20 years and the only company ever to be honored four times.

    IBM under Ginni’s leadership also has led the way on ensuring society is prepared for this new era of data. This includes equipping workers for “new collar” job roles in emerging technology fields that do not always require a bachelor’s degree. The IBM-created Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) education model is a six-year program that prepares students for career success by combining high-school with a community college degree, mentoring and internships – all within existing local education budgets. Today, there are more than 120 schools worldwide, bringing technology employment opportunities to more than 100,000 students.

    Beginning her career with IBM in 1981, Ginni held a series of leadership positions across the company and led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.

    Ginni has a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University, where she later was awarded an honorary degree. She also has an honorary degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University and the boards of overseers and managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cyber Group and is a member of the advisory board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

  • Marc Benioff

    Salesforce

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  • Marc Benioff

    Marc Benioff is Chairman, co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing.

    Under Benioff's leadership, Salesforce is the fastest-growing top-five enterprise software company and the #1 provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software globally.

    Benioff founded Salesforce in 1999, and it is now a Fortune 500 company with more than 30,000 employees, guided by four core values — trust, customer success, innovation and equality. The company has been recognized as the Most Innovative Company by Forbes, the #1 Best Place to Work by Fortune, and the 15th Most Admired Company in the World by Fortune.

    Benioff was named “Innovator of the Decade” by Forbes, ranked #3 on Fortune's 2017 "Businessperson of the Year" list, and recognized as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune and 15 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review. For his leadership on equality, Benioff has been honored by GLAAD, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and Variety Magazine with its EmPOWerment Award.

    Building a different kind of company, Benioff created Salesforce to not only develop great products, but also to have a positive impact on the world. On day 1, Benioff created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. Today, more than 5,000 companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement.

    Benioff and his wife, Lynne, have focused their philanthropy on children’s health, the environment, public education and homelessness. The Benioffs have given more than $250 million to the University of California, San Francisco to build UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. In 2016, they created the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to study and solve ocean issues around the world.

    A member of the World Economic Forum ("WEF") Board of Trustees, Benioff serves as the inaugural Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco.

    Before launching Salesforce, Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, where he was the youngest vice president in company history. When he was 14 years old, he sold his first piece of software, “How to Juggle,” for $75. He founded his first company, Liberty Software, which created video games, at the age of 15.

    Benioff received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where he is on its Board of Trustees. In 2014, USC awarded Benioff an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

  • Jim Chanos

    Kynikos Associates

    Read Bio
  • Jim Chanos

    Jim Chanos is the founder and managing partner of Kynikos Associates, a short-selling investment firm that provides investment management services for domestic and offshore clients. He launched Kynikos in 1985 to implement strategies he had uncovered while beginning his Wall Street career as a financial analyst with Paine Webber, Gilford Securities and Deutsche Bank.

    Throughout his investment career, Chanos has identified and sold short the shares of numerous well-known corporate financial disasters; among them Baldwin-United, Commodore International, Coleco, Integrated Resources, Boston Chicken, Sunbeam, Conseco and Tyco International. His celebrated short sale of Enron shares was dubbed by Barron's as "the market call of the decade, if not the past fifty years." The media have noted his prescience in alerting finance ministers and others about the global financial crisis well before it occurred. His views on the lessons of the crisis, capital markets regulation and investment strategies, among other topics, are regularly covered by news organizations worldwide.

    Chanos is chairman of the Coalition of Private Investment Companies, whose members are diverse in their size investment strategies. The members' clients include pension funds, asset managers, foundations, other institutional investors and qualified wealthy individuals. In that role, Chanos has testified before Congress and provided comments to regulations proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Services Authority in the U.K.

    He is currently a lecturer in finance at the Yale University School of Management and teaches a class on the history of financial fraud.

    Chanos lives in New York City and has four children. He is president of the board of trustees of The Browning School and serves as a trustee at The Nightingale-Bamford School and The New York Historical Society. Chanos received his BA in economics and political science in 1980 from Yale University.

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    In an era of technological change, balancing the needs of the workforce—present and future—with the needs of the enterprise.

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    Promoting innovation and managing change

    December 10, 2018

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    CNBC Net/Net is an event-driven, editorial franchise that examines the ways companies are promoting and managing innovation, exploiting rapid change and using technology to accelerate growth exponentially.

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    Investing in the future workforce

    December 3, 2018

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    The technologies and strategies that will transform the workforce, increase productivity and improve the bottom-line results.

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    Going beyond the buzzwords to attract diverse talent, cultivate an inclusive culture, and improve the bottom line

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    Defining the Future: Going beyond the buzzwords to attract diverse talent, cultivate an inclusive culture, and improve the bottom line.

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    East Tech West brings together those at the cutting edge of technology industry and leading investors from across the world.

    November 27, 2018

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    East Tech West is an invite only-retreat held in Nansha, Guangzhou. Part of the Greater Bay Area, which aims to develop into a global hub of technological innovation, the event brings together those at the cutting edge of technology industry and leading investors from across the world.

    Tech | Business


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