CNBC Announces Lineup for Latest Future of Work Conference, @Work People + Machines

October 8, 2019

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., October 8, 2019 – CNBC today announced the lineup of its latest event about the future of work, @Work People + Machines, which will take place on Monday, November 4 in San Francisco, CA.

@Work People + Machines, part of CNBC’s three-part @Work editorial franchise, will welcome an audience of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers and senior technology executives to examine human-AI interaction, how to balance the tech and talent needs of today with the possibilities of tomorrow, and the winning strategies of best-in-class companies.

Topics of discussion will include: how AI is transforming the workforce, the tech industry’s reputation, regulatory risks and insider cyber-threats, democratizing data and analytics, and digital transformation at scale.

Sponsors for the event include Smartsheet and Workday.

Featured @Work Human Capital + Finance speakers will include:

  • Jon Cohen – Chief Research Officer, SurveyMonkey
  • Jim Goodnight  Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SAS
  • Sue Gordon  Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
  • Drew Houston  Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dropbox
  • Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) – U.S. House of Representatives, California’s 17th Congressional District (Silicon Valley)
  • Kenyatta Leal – Reentry Manager, Next Chapter (from The Last Mile and Slack)
  • James Manyika – Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Matt Olsen – Chief Trust and Security Officer, Uber
  • Jessica Powell – Author, “The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story”; Former Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs, Google
  • Chris Redlitz – Founder, The Last Mile; Managing Partner, Transmedia Capital
  • Frank Slootman – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Snowflake
  • Glen Tullman – Founder and Executive Chairman, Livongo
  • Bernard Tyson – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • Sanjay Virmani – Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Cyber, Federal Bureau of Investigation

CNBC anchors and reporters, including Tyler Mathisen, Jon Fortt, and Deirdre Bosa, as well as The Cipher Brief’s Suzanne Kelly, will moderate on-stage interviews and panel discussions. These conversations will be amplified by coverage on CNBC broadcast and digital properties, including a digital special report available at:

As part of the event, CNBC, in partnership with SurveyMonkey, will unveil results from its recently launched @Work Survey and Workplace Happiness Index, an exclusive quarterly measure of employee satisfaction and attitudes about key workplace issues.

To view the event agenda / to learn more about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit: People + Machines is the third of three @Work summits in 2019, each addressing specific aspects of key workplace changes impacting companies and their employees, today and tomorrow.

Previously, @Work Human Capital + Finance, which took place in Chicago this July, welcomed an audience of Chief Financial Officers and senior financial executives to discuss new technology, funding innovation and growing the bottom line. Earlier, @Work Talent + HR, which took place in New York City this April, explored how Chief Human Resource Officers and senior human resources professionals can drive success by balancing the needs of the workforce—present and future—with the needs of their company.

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