@Work People + Machines: Technology, Talent and the Future of Work

Transformative Technology, Transformative Talent

In the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, and CIOs and CTOs hold the key roles managing corporate digital transformation and leveraging new, game-changing technologies. This edition of CNBC’s @Work series examines the human-machine interface, how to balance the needs of today with the possibilities of tomorrow, and the winning strategies of best-in-class companies.

Who should attend: CIOs, CTOs and senior technology executives who have a major role to play in leveraging the right technologies at the right scale, with the right people running them.



Juliet de Baubigny

Juliet de Baubigny joined Kleiner Perkins in 2001 as one of Silicon Valley's first venture capital partners focused on leveraging the firm's broad network and deep relationships to help entrepreneurs recruit the best talent and build iconic companies. Juliet is sought after by entrepreneurs for her expansive global network and strategic guidance in the areas of human capital strategy including executive leadership, talent, recruiting, compensation, corporate governance and team building.

Throughout her career, Juliet has contributed to building high-performance management teams at companies including Google, Amazon, DocuSign, Bloom Energy, Shazam, Chegg and One Kings Lane. At Kleiner Perkins, Juliet has led the development of several key initiatives including Kleiner Perkins Women Leaders (KPWL), an initiative aimed at mentoring and developing the next generation of female entrepreneurs, and the Kleiner Perkins Fellows Program, a program that brings the most talented engineering, design, and product management students into Kleiner Perkins portfolio companies. Juliet is a frequent contributor to Fortune as a Fortune Most Powerful Women Insider. She also appears often on Bloomberg TV, where she is an expert on Silicon Valley's "War for Talent" as well as on millennials in the workplace, women in technology, and developing cultures of innovation.

Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Juliet was a managing director of Ramsey Beirne Associates, a leading provider of executive searches to high-growth, leading-edge companies. Earlier in her career, Juliet was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm where she led CEO and VP level searches. Juliet began her career with Procter & Gamble in the United Kingdom. Juliet earned her bachelor's degree in business from Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom, where she also serves as a member of the Advisory Board.

Juliet is also a passionate champion of innovation in philanthropy, contributing to leading organizations such as Product (RED), acting as an advisory board member for the Global Citizen and CHIME FOR CHANGE Girls' and Women's Committee, serving as co-chair for both CHIMEHACK and CHIMEHACK II, and most recently, co-founding Beyond Type 1, an organization focused on finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Blaine Hurst

Blaine Hurst is President and Chief Executive Officer of Panera, LLC. Blaine was named Chief Executive Officer of Panera effective January 1, 2018 after serving as its President since December 2016. Blaine joined Panera in late 2010 to begin the Panera 2.0 initiative, an enhanced guest experience enabled by technology but rooted in operational integrity.

In 2014, he launched Panera's Delivery initiative. Today, considered by many to be a digital leader, Panera currently processes more than 28% of its orders digitally, with digital sales reaching nearly $1.2B in 2017. The company has more than 29mm members in its loyalty program, representing more than one-half of Panera's transactions. And its omni-channel approach has led the industry, from industry leading catering sales and sales growth to smaller order delivery available in more than half of Panera restaurants. Working with Panera's founder, Blaine has helped Panera transform itself into the leading fast casual restaurant in America. The powerful themes of Panera's transformation: integrated digital, wellness, loyalty, omni-channel experience, and new restaurant formats adapted to the ways consumers eat today, are reshaping the restaurant industry.

Blaine has been named by Fast Casual Magazine as one of their Movers and Shakers for the last 3 years and is the author of four published patents. A frequently requested speaker, Blaine has shared his thoughts on innovation and company and personal transformation with thousands. Fast Company named Panera the No. 1 Most Innovative Company in Food in 2015 and 27th overall as a result of Panera's 2.0 work. Panera was named as the number one brand of the year by Fast Casual Magazine in 2015, and Panera was named a Marketer of the Year by Ad Age magazine in 2017. Blaine has been driving Panera's commitment to 100% Clean Food, revamping the menu to deliver "craveable wellness" and redesigning cafes and brand voice to align with Panera's commitment to Food as it Should Be.

Prior to joining Panera, Hurst was an entrepreneur and consultant, assisting numerous restaurant, retail and distribution companies in their development and growth, including the development of Panera's strategic information systems plan. Hurst previously served as President, Restaurant Technology Solutions, LLC, a division of eMac Digital. Prior to eMac, Hurst was Vice Chairman and President of Papa John's International Inc., after having held the roles Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President, Information Services. As the company's first CIO, he led the development and rollout of the restaurant industry's first nationwide online ordering system.

Earlier in his career, before joining Boston Chicken as its Vice President, Information Services, Hurst was a consulting division Partner with Ernst & Young, founding the firm's Center for Information Technology Planning and Development.

Blaine earned a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in Computer Science from Indiana University. He is also a proud Kentucky Colonel.

Stephane Kasriel

Kasriel has served as Upwork's President and CEO since April 2015. Prior to that, he was the company's SVP, Product and Engineering. A future of work visionary, Kasriel also served as Co-Chair of the Global Future Council on Education, Gender, and Work for the World Economic Forum from September 2016 to August 2018. Previously, Kasriel served in leadership roles for eBay, including as the Global Head of Consumer Products, Country Manager of PayPal France, and Global Head of Mobile Business Development. Kasriel holds a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Ecole Polytechnique, an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Matt Laessig

Matt Laessig is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of data.world.

Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind the Box product and platform strategy, incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron leads the company in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served on the Board of Directors since April 2005.

Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.

Rahul Samant

Rahul Samant is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Delta Airlines, responsible for the airline's information technology strategy, applications, cybersecurity and infrastructure, which are a vital part of nearly every aspect of the customer experience. His team leads the global airline's daily efforts to make technology a competitive advantage for Delta's customers and employees.

Rahul joined Delta in February, 2016 from AIG, a multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries. At AIG, Rahul was Chief Digital Officer, and also led AIG's captive IT unit in Manila.

Prior to joining AIG, Rahul held various roles at Bank of America for 19 years, most recently leading the Global Supply Chain Management organization. Rahul's other leadership roles included Consumer Channel Technology CIO, CIO for Global Wealth & Investment Management and Managing Director for the Bank's extensive global delivery organization.

Rahul is an Engineering graduate from Bombay University and earned his MBA from Wake Forest University.

Lisa Su

Dr. Lisa Su is AMD's president and chief executive officer and also serves on the company's board of directors. Previously, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD's business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD's products and solutions.

Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and was responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company's embedded communications and applications processor business.

Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company's technology roadmap and research and development efforts. Dr. Su spent the previous 13 years at IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, including vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center responsible for the strategic direction of IBM's silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Prior to IBM, she was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center (SPDC).

Dr. Su has bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in 2009. In 2017, Dr. Su was named one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune Magazine and the "Top Ranked Semiconductor CEO" by Institutional Investor Magazine. She serves on the Board of Directors for Analog Devices, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Chris Young

Chris Young is CEO of McAfee, LLC. He works side by side with the industry's best and brightest to protect all that matters through leading-edge cybersecurity.

In 2014 he joined Intel, and later led the initiative to spin out McAfee, one of the largest, pure-play cybersecurity brands in the world. As a standalone company, McAfee has a clear mission and roadmap for the future—to drive limitless innovation, securely.

Under Mr. Young's leadership, McAfee protects mission-critical systems and data for nine of 10 Fortune 100 firms and is in more than two-thirds of the Global 2000. Governments and organizations of every size also rely on McAfee, as do more than 400 million consumers.

Mr. Young serves as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which advises the U.S. government on national security and emergency preparedness. He also helped establish the nonprofit Cyber Threat Alliance—a group of companies that share threat intelligence—and currently serves on its board.

Mr. Young is a recognized and respected voice in cybersecurity. Media rely on his insights gained across more than two decades in technology's most dynamic sector and demonstrated through his frequent live television and radio interviews and published op-eds. Global audiences are likewise energized and challenged to take action when he speaks on the cybersphere from any number of the world's largest and most influential stages, including at Mobile World Congress, RSA, and Israel's Cyber Week.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Young led cybersecurity efforts at Cisco, RSA (a division of today's Dell EMC), and AOL. He also led end-user computing at VMware and co-founded the company Cyveillance.

Mr. Young currently serves on the board of directors of American Express and Snap Inc. He was formerly a board member of cybersecurity data analytics firm Rapid7 before its IPO and during its transition to a publicly held company. He also served on the board of trustees of Princeton University.

Mr. Young holds a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Kate Fazzini

Kate Fazzini covers cybersecurity for CNBC. She most recently covered cybersecurity for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity. Prior to that, she worked in the cybersecurity field, in roles at Promontory Financial Group and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Kate holds a master's degree in cybersecurity strategy from The George Washington University. She serves as an adjunct professor in the applied intelligence program at Georgetown University and in the cybersecurity program at University of Maryland.

Tyler Mathisen

Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC's "Power Lunch" (M-F, 1PM-3PM ET), one of the network's longest running program franchises. He is also Vice President, Events Strategy for CNBC, working closely with the network's events team to grow the rapidly expanding business.

Previously, Mathisen was co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report," an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. In 2014, NBR was named best radio/TV show by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Since joining CNBC in 1997, Mathisen has held a number of positions including managing editor of CNBC Business News, responsible for directing the network's daily content and coverage. He was also co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell."

Mathisen has reported one-hour documentaries for the network including "Best Buy: The Big Box Fights Back," "Supermarkets Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine" and "Death: It's a Living." Mathisen was also host of the CNBC series "How I Made My Millions."

Prior to CNBC, Mathisen spent 15 years as a writer, senior editor and top editor for Money magazine. Among other duties, he supervised the magazine's mutual funds coverage, its annual investment forecast issue and its expansion into electronic journalism, for which it won the first-ever National Magazine Award for New Media in 1997.

In 1993, Mathisen won the American University-Investment Company Institute Award for Personal Finance Journalism for a televised series on "Caring for Aging Parents," which aired on ABC's "Good Morning America." Mathisen served as money editor of "GMA" from 1991 to 1997. He also won an Emmy Award for a report on the 1987 stock market crash that aired on New York's WCBS-TV.

A native of Arlington,Va., Mathisen graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Morgan Brennan

Morgan Brennan is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime” (M-F, 4PM-5PM ET), which broadcasts live from CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Previously, she was co-anchor of the 10AM ET hour on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” She joined the network in December 2013 as a general assignment reporter based at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and continues to cover a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, and defense and space. She is also host of the CNBC podcast, Manifest Space.

Prior to joining CNBC, Brennan was a staff writer and reporter for Forbes Media where she reported for Forbes Magazine, ForbesLife Magazine and Forbes.com, most recently covering real estate. She began her career at Forbes in 2009, holding several positions including anchor/reporter and producer for the Forbes Video Network, covering a wide range of business and finance topics.

Previously, Brennan was a regular guest on a variety of networks discussing business and economic stories and also interned at Newsweek International, where she was a fact-checker and contributing writer.

Brennan has interviewed billionaires, heads of state, thought leaders and chief executives of multibillion-dollar corporations and her profile story on Equity Group Investments chairman Sam Zell was one of five magazine covers featured on the 2013 Forbes 400 issue.

Brennan is a board member of the non-profit City Year New York. She graduated summa cum laude from New York University, majoring in Social Science with a double concentration in Anthropology and Media Studies.



Registration and Networking


LEVEL UP: Think Like a CEO

How do you translate your technology vision into terms CEOs and boards can understand? Get advice from two technologists – who are also CEOs – on how to convey the value of complex technology in straightforward business terms, match digitalization priorities across the organization, and be the kind of strategic partner that drives real progress.

Blaine Hurst, President and CEO, Panera
Lisa Su, President and CEO, AMD
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC

TIPPING POINT: Is the Right Team a Temporary Team?

Google now employs more contract workers than direct staff. It’s a trend that’s not only happening in Silicon Valley — close to 60 million U.S. workers are now freelance, 36% of the entire workforce. What are the implications for companies, our workers and our country?

Presentation: Stephane Kasriel, President & CEO, Upwork

TALENT WARS: Fighting the FANGs... and Winning

Finding – and keeping – top tech talent is critical to success in the digital age. Learn strategies from two industry leaders who know what it takes to compete and win.

Juliet de Baubigny, Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Rahul Samant, EVP and CIO, Delta Air Lines
Interviewer: Morgan Brennan, Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC


Networking Break


A WIDER NET: Finding Innovation Where It Lives

Innovation often comes from unlikely places. Giving more employees access to data, technology and tools can enable breakthrough ideas. We will discuss how innovation democratization accelerates productivity, creativity and progress.

Matt Laessig, Co-Founder and COO, data.world
Interviewer: Kate Fazzini, Technology Reporter, CNBC.com

Risks and Rewards: A.I. in the Enterprise

Artificial intelligence promises transformational advances, but with innovation comes risk. Learn about new ways AI is driving productivity and how your company can reap these rewards while minimizing vulnerabilities.

Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO, Box
Chris Young, CEO, McAfee
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC


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