The November 15th CNBC Technology Executive Council 4th Annual Member Summit is our flagship event, bringing together members, special guest speakers, and CNBC journalists and contributors, to engage in high-level conversations on digital transformation, technology and society, and cybersecurity. Confirmed special guest speakers include Principal Deputy National Cyber Director Kemba Walden, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and the CEOs of Nutanix, UiPath and Unity Software.
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Robert Enslin is the Co-CEO of UiPath, a leading provider of enterprise automation software. Enslin joined UiPath in April 2022 to work alongside UiPath Founder and Co-CEO Daniel Dines with the goal to extend UiPath’s market leadership to meet the growing demand for automation.
Prior to joining UiPath, Enslin he served as President of Cloud Sales for Google Cloud. In that role, he led global field operations, tripling the size of the sales organization and driving Google Cloud’s growth at scale. Enslin also spent 27 years at SAP in various leadership roles across sales and operations. In his final role with SAP, Enslin served as President, Cloud Business Group and Executive Board Member, where he led the development and delivery of SAP’s portfolio of cloud apps and services.
Oren J. Falkowitz was the founder and CEO of Area 1 Security, prior to its acquisition by Cloudflare. Previously, he held various positions at the National Security Agency (NSA) and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), focused on Computer Network Operations & Big Data. Oren holds numerous patents and is an avid fan of Bowtie Thursdays.
Simon Fischweicher is the Head of Corporations and Supply Chains for CDP North America. He leads CDP North America’s work to support companies on their journey towards environmental leadership by measuring and understanding their environmental impact in their operations and value chain. This includes overseeing corporate disclosure, accelerating and expanding impact through CDP’s Reporter Services and Supply Chain memberships, and driving action through corporate commitments to science-based targets and 100% renewable energy. Prior to his current role, Simon had managed CDP North America’s Corporate Engagement team since 2016 where he increased disclosure to CDP’s Climate Change, Forests and Water Security questionnaires, including over 75% of the S&P 500. Simon joined CDP in 2015 where he worked on CDP’s Global Initiatives team driving corporate climate commitments ahead of the Paris Agreement. Simon holds a MBA in Sustainability from Bard College.
Brian Hindo is a New York-based Partner at Innosight, a boutique strategy consulting firm
founded by Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, where for 11+ years he
has helped companies create strategies for growth amid uncertainty. Brian co-leads Innosight’s Consumer, Media, and Technology practice.
Brian has helped many leadership teams at Fortune 500 companies in those industries make
sense of ambiguous situations, align on growth and resource allocation plans, design new
business models, and build capabilities to innovate more systematically. He has written about
strategy and innovation in Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review.
Before joining Innosight, Brian spent several years as a writer and editor at BusinessWeek
magazine, where he covered corporate strategy and innovation.
Brian is also a Board Director at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, a non-profit
advocacy organization for the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and
Brian received an MBA from Columbia Business School, and an MS from Columbia’s Graduate
School of Journalism, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow. He is also a graduate of the
University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BA in English and Linguistics.
Jarel “The Digital Decathlete” is an empathetic Engineer and Entrepreneur turned Emerging Tech Executive and Advisor. He was an early pioneer and helped propel sneakers as an alternative asset class by showcasing the intersection between footwear, finance and technology that has been featured on CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Barrons and Complex. He has 22 years of deep industry experience across supply chain, financial services, retail, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare and technology with Fortune 100 industry leaders such as Truist Bank, Johnson & Johnson, UBS, FISERV, 3M, Best Buy, Apple, Toyota, LVMH, Amazon, Home Depot, UPS, GE, and Pepsi. His core competencies in M&A, strategy, consulting, automation, artificial intelligence, operations, product management, talent development, private equity and digital transformation combined with his entrepreneurial spirit led him to start an out of the box strategic advisory firm, specializing in asset management, restoration, marketing and product development in the footwear, FinTech and influencer driven market spaces.
Ash Jhaveri is Vice President, Reality Labs Partnerships, at Meta. In this role, Ash leads partnerships for Reality Labs, Messaging, AR/VR, Games, AI/Machine learning and strategic alliances, with a mandate to to help Meta’s partners realize the promise of technology. Our platforms sit at the intersection of people, culture, and technology, and Ash and his team are currently focused on how partners and businesses can think about the metaverse and the next computing platform.
Prior to Meta, Ash led partnerships for Chrome at Google, first based in London and later in Mountain View. He also spent several years at Microsoft in product management Windows and .NET platform as well as enterprise startups MicroStrategy and SnapLogic.
A native of Baltimore, Ash now lives in NYC with his wife and two children. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Arun Kumar serves as IPG’s Chief Data and Technology Officer. He oversees the development and implementation of global product and technology solutions across the network. As a member of IPG’s management team, Kumar provides strategic counsel and leadership on data infrastructure across IPG’s portfolio of agencies, driving innovation and increasing efficiencies. In addition, Kumar oversees Kinesso and Matterkind, which bring together top talent in data, technology and addressable activation to deliver data-driven marketing solutions for IPG clients. With increasing importance on data management and media services, Kumar served as one of the architects behind IPG’s $2.3 billion acquisition of Acxiom Marketing Solutions in July 2018, the network’s largest to date. A leading data services company operating as a standalone unit within IPG, Acxiom is at the forefront of expertly managing and sourcing Personally Identifiable Information (PII). With oversight of Acxiom, Kumar is responsible for accelerating the global scale of IPG’s data capabilities and product offerings, while maintaining the highest standards of data ethics, privacy and compliance. As such, with new and emerging regulations, Kumar also serves as IPG’s GDPR business and strategy lead. At IPG, the privacy and security of clients, employees and consumers is critical, thus he has ensured that IPG continues to address new laws with the highest level of rigor and processes. As a result, he is a part of IPG’s GDPR management committee and implements policies in markets around the world. Kumar earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Delhi. He completed his post-graduate studies in communications at the Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, and his executive education through Wharton’s Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of Liberty Strategic Capital and chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. Liberty Strategic Capital is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm focused on strategic investments in technology, financial services and fintech, and new forms of content. The firm was founded in 2021 and has made significant investments in technology and cybersecurity companies. Prior to founding Liberty, Mr. Mnuchin served as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury from February 2017 through January 2021. As Secretary, Mr. Mnuchin was responsible for leading the U.S. Treasury, whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity at home and abroad. He was also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting the U.S. financial system, as well as managing the U.S. Government’s finances. Mr. Mnuchin also oversaw Cybersecurity for the financial services sector and all Treasury bureaus including the IRS. Secretary Mnuchin played a pivotal role in shaping/advancing the Administration’s economic agenda, including the passage and implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES Act. He also led the Treasury’s regulatory reform efforts. Secretary Mnuchin was chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and was a member of the NSC.
Patricia specializes in measuring sustainability and impact to help companies, governments, and individuals make environmentally and socially sustainable decisions. She has extensive experience in crafting strategic plans and evaluating major development initiatives for public and private organizations from a variety of sectors, as well as supporting financial stakeholders to implement sustainable finance strategies.
Prior to joining Clarity AI, Patricia was the East Africa Regional Director for IDinsight, a global advisory, data analytics, and research organization on social impact. She also worked for Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Deworm the World and McKinsey & Company. Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Spanish Polytechnic University, a master’s degree in Aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master of Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Rajiv is the President and CEO of Nutanix. He joined in December, 2020 from VMware, where he served as Chief Operating Officer of Products and Cloud Services. Prior to this role, Rajiv led VMware’s Networking and Security business, one of the fastest-growing units in the company, as executive vice president and general manager. Before joining VMware, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure and Networking at Broadcom, where he established Broadcom as a leader in data center, enterprise and carrier networking. In his prior General Manager roles at Cisco, he led multibillion dollar product lines in switching, data center and storage and optical networking. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions at Nortel, Tellabs and IBM. Rajiv earned his BTech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and his Master’s and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow and holds 36 patents, primarily in optical networking.
John Riccitiello currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time (RT3D) content. Riccitiello joined the company in 2014. During his tenure as Chief Executive, he has established the company’s market leadership in games, in which 72% of the top 1,000 mobile games are powered by Unity. He is also driving the company’s RT3D adoption in non-gaming industries including Film & Entertainment, Architecture, Construction, Automotive, and more.
Riccitiello also serves on the boards of Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, and the Board of Councilors for the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He was one of the early investors in Oculus Rift, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014.
Linda Shaffer leads Checkr’s operations, people, and legal teams. She is committed to building the highest quality of service for our customers, candidates, and employees. Linda has successfully scaled operating teams in fast-growth, data-intensive companies in media and telecom at YP, Sense Networks, Nielsen, and Accenture.
Arun Sundararajan is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, and an affiliated faculty member at many of NYU’s interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Data Science. His best-selling and award-winning book, “The Sharing Economy,” published by the MIT Press, has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Vietnamese.
Professor Sundararajan’s research studies how digital technologies transform business, government and civil society, with a recent focus on web3 and NFTs, digital sovereignty, market power in high-tech industries, artificial intelligence and platform-enabled change, and the digital future of work. He has published over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, and over 40 op-eds in outlets that include The New York Times, The Financial Times, TIME, The Guardian, Wired, and Le Monde. His scholarship has been recognized by nine Best Paper awards, two Google Faculty awards, an Axiom Best Business Books Award, and a Thinkers50 Radar Thinker Award. He has given hundreds of keynote and plenary talks, and has provided expert input about the digital economy as testimony to the United States Congress, the European Parliament, the United Nations, and city, state and federal government agencies, including the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the National Economic Council, the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, San Francisco and Atlanta, the White House, the Federal Trade Commission and numerous state legislatures. He is a widely sought-after commentator by top media platforms.
Professor Sundararajan serves on the Carnegie Council’s board for AI and Equality, has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils on Technology, Values and Policy and the New Economic Agenda, and serves as a board member or advisor numerous startups, VC firms, Fortune-500 companies, governments and nonprofits . He interfaces with tech companies at various stages on issues of strategy and regulation, and with non-tech companies trying to understand how to forecast and address changes induced by digital technologies. He teaches in executive education programs in the United States, Europe and Asia, focusing primarily on digital strategy and governance. He teaches full-time MBA students about hi-tech entrepreneurship. He is an active litigation and economic consultant, and a frequent angel investor.
Kemba Eneas Walden is the Principal Deputy National Cyber Director in the Office of the National Cyber Director. Previously, she served as Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) responsible for launching and leading DCU’s Ransomware Program. Kemba also served as a working group co-chair of the Ransomware Task Force and contributed to its report. Kemba started her career at Microsoft as Senior Counsel for Cyber and Democracy providing legal counsel to the Defending Democracy Program through the 2020 Presidential Election. Prior to Microsoft, Kemba spent a decade in government service at the Department of Homeland Security. At DHS, Kemba held several attorney roles, specifically as the lead attorney for the DHS representative to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and then as a cybersecurity attorney for the newly created Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and its predecessor, which is responsible for cybersecurity, telecommunications, and infrastructure resilience. Kemba negotiated complex data protection, information sharing, risk mitigation, and national security agreements, supported DHS’s cybersecurity and risk management efforts in several critical infrastructure sectors. Upon her departure from DHS, her energy was spent as the primary cybersecurity legal advisor to the Elections Task Force (now known as the Elections Security Initiative).
In addition to her work at Microsoft, Kemba was appointed to the inaugural Cyber Safety Review Board and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the School of Continuing Studies teaching a course entitled “Information Security Laws and Regulatory Policy.” Kemba also serves on the Advisory Committee to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security during the 2021-2022 Bar Year.
Kemba graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia with a B.A. in Political Science, from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs with a Master’s in Public Affairs, and from Georgetown University Law Center.
Jon Fortt is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime” (M-F, 4PM-5PM). He created the weekly segments, “On the Other Hand” on “Squawk Box,” a one-man debate; and “Working Lunch” on “Power Lunch,” which features his in-depth interviews with news making CEOs such as Microsoft’s Sayta Nadella, Amazon’s Andy Jassy, AMD’s Lisa Su and Sanofi’s Paul Hudson.
Previously, he co-anchored CNBC’s “TechCheck” and “Squawk Alley.” Prior to that, he served as an on-air editor based at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.
Fortt is the creator of Fortt Knox (https://www.youtube.com/forttknox), a digital show he launched in 2016 that features in-depth 1:1 interviews with founders, CEOs and innovators. In 2020, he created The Black Experience in America: The Course (https://forttmedia.com), an online resource for exploring history and culture.
Fortt came to CNBC from Fortune magazine, where as a senior writer he covered both large technology companies— such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft—and trends, including cloud computing and the smartphone revolution. Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the “What Works” section. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt wrote and edited at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s hometown newspaper. There he contributed to several efforts that won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English.
Follow Jon Fortt on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonfortt/.
Frank Holland is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
He is also a Transports & Tech Correspondent for the network. Holland focuses on reporting and executive interviews for cloud computing, enterprise software and cybersecurity companies in the technology sector as well as trucking, e-commerce and shipping companies in the supply chain sector. Previously, he was a general assignment reporter for CNBC starting in September 2018.
During his time at the network, Holland has covered a wide range of national stories including: the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, the death of George Floyd, Hurricane Ida and the first Kentucky Derby after the pandemic.
Holland also covers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion under CNBC’s Equity and Opportunity brand including the 100th Anniversary of Black Wall Street, diversity in tech and various network specials.
Before joining CNBC, Holland was an anchor and reporter at NBC Boston and WCVB in Boston covering national stories and major local news including the famous “28-3” Patriots Super Bowl victory, The “Texting-Suicide” trial and the Boston Marathon. Holland also enterprise original series and hosted live events, including “Black in Boston”, a weekly business segment and the NBC Education Town Hall in Boston.
Prior to Boston, Holland spent three years as an anchor/reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago, where he covered the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the Republican and Democratic national conventions, as well as the National College Football Championship. He also held positions at NBC Affiliate WDIV in Detroit, News 12 in New York, and spent several years in television news in both the Virgin Islands and Alaska.
Holland holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bentley University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Urban League and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Eamon Javers is CNBC’s Senior Washington Correspondent, focusing on the role of money and influence in Washington, D.C. He also reports on the U.S. Department of Justice and its Antitrust division’s expected battle with Big Tech. Javers joined CNBC in June 2010 as a Washington reporter based at the bureau in the nation’s capital and appears on the network’s Business Day programming.
Previously, Javers was a White House reporter for Politico, where he covered the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. He conducted investigations of the administration’s financial bailouts and economic stimulus efforts, broke news about the presidency of Barack Obama and authored trend stories on Washington.
Prior to joining Politico, Javers was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine writing extensively about Washington lobbying, including the Jack Abramoff scandal and unearthed previously unknown incidents of corporate espionage. He also was an on-air correspondent for CNBC, where he covered the intersection of business and politics. Javers’ articles have appeared in Fortune, Money, Congressional Quarterly and Slate.com. He began his career at The Hill, a weekly newspaper (and website) covering Congress.
Javers is author of the book “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage,” which revealed a never-before-reported CIA policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.
He has appeared as an analyst on each of the major broadcast networks, all of the major cable television news networks, the BBC and National Public Radio.
In 2014, Javers was named a finalist in the Gerald Loeb Awards explanatory category for his coverage of how market-moving financial data is released. In 2006, Javers received an Award of Distinction in investigative journalism from the Medill School of Journalism. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.
Follow Eamon Javers on Twitter @EamonJavers.
Steve Kovach is Technology Correspondent for CNBC covering Apple, Microsoft, E-sports and video games for the network.
Most recently, he served as Technology Editor for CNBC.com, where he managed technology coverage for CNBC Digital. Kovach joined CNBC in 2018 from Business Insider, where he was Senior Technology Correspondent. He has a dual degree in journalism and English from Syracuse University.
Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC’s “Fast Money” (Monday-Thursday, 5PM-6PM ET; Friday, 5PM-5:30PM ET), which originates from the Nasdaq’s MarketSite studio in New York’s Times Square. “Fast Money” gives you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling you to make decisions that can make you money. She is also the host of “Options Action,” (Friday, 5:30PM ET), a weekly half-hour program that explains the advantages of options trading.
In addition, Lee is a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” (M-F, 2PM-3PM ET).
Previously, Lee was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and host of “Money in Motion Currency Trading” and "Option's Action". She also covered investment banking, hedge funds and private equity for the network.
Lee has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including “Rise of the Machines (2013),” “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat”(2011), ”Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing” (2009) and ”Porn: Business of Pleasure” (2009). In 2008, Lee reported and anchored a one-hour documentary, “Made in China: People’s Republic of Profit,” from Beijing and Shanghai. She reported extensively for the network on China from the country’s growth to its challenges to the opportunities for U.S. businesses.
Lee received a 2010 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report: “Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers,” for which she co-anchored. Lee also has been nominated for two Emmy awards in Business News. In 2007, she was recognized for her report, “The $50M Con,” about a college student-turned scammer who ran a fake hedge fund and was ultimately caught by the FBI. And in 2003, she was nominated for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds.
Prior to joining CNBC in 2004, Lee worked for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.
Before her career in television, Lee was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Her cases focused on the banking and credit card sectors.
Lee graduated with honors from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts in government. She also served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson.
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.
Kristina Partsinevelos joined CNBC in May 2021 and serves as the Nasdaq reporter for the network, based at the Nasdaq and CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. She covers the Nasdaq, semiconductors, ESG and precious metals, and her reporting appears on television and CNBC’s digital platforms.
Prior to CNBC, Partsinevelos was a business correspondent and economist for three years at the Fox Business Network, covering everything from technology, to the White House, to the Federal Reserve and reporting in the field around New York City during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also reported from South Carolina in the eye of Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, in September 2018.
Prior to that, Partsinevelos worked for Global News in London, BNN Bloomberg (Canada’s Business News Network), CTV News Channel and CBC Edmonton covering the latest financial news, including the retail, tech, and automotive sectors.
She is fluent in French and received her MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saȉd Business School. She also has a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.
Follow Kristina Partsinevelos on Twitter @KristinaParts.
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THE PATH TO NET ZERO: TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES’ ROLE IN ACHIEVING CORPORATE CLIMATE GOALS
Sponsored by IBM
Reaching net-zero emissions will require real commitment across all industries. Innovation in cleaner and more efficient technologies and systems will be key to accelerating the energy transition and improving environmental sustainability. What role must technology executives play as a company defines its climate targets, and measures its success? How can technology executives measure and understand the environmental impact of their operations?
Simon Fischweicher, CDP Head of Corporations and Supply Chains, North America
Patricia Pina, Clarity AI Head of Product Research and Innovation
Moderator: Frank Holland, CNBC General Assignment Reporter
INNOVATING THROUGH A CRISIS: THE CASE FOR CONTINUING TO INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY IN TOUGHER ECONOMIC TIMES
Sponsored by Nasdaq
Volatile markets may be spooking investors, but history has shown that leaders who continue to innovate through crises emerge stronger than their peers. Resource scarcity forces firms to refocus their efforts, and plant seeds where they can have the greatest impact. In this conversation, members will share their best ideas for keeping their companies on offense in uncertain and challenging times.
Brian Hindo, Innosight Managing Director
Moderator: Kristina Partsinevelos, CNBC Reporter
Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy
Jon Fortt, CNBC “TechCheck” Co-Anchor
As Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin played a major role in pushing the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act through congress, and in the Trump Administration’s tumultuous trade negotiations with China, with technology being a central theme of those discussions. Now in the private sector, Mnuchin’s newly-formed Liberty Strategic Capital is focused on investing $2.5 billion in startups focused on cybersecurity and fintech. The former Secretary joins us to kick off our summit with a wide-ranging discussion of geopolitical technology and finance issues.
Steven Mnuchin, Liberty Strategic Capital Founder & Managing Partner and 77th US Secretary of Treasury
Interviewer: Melissa Lee, CNBC Host, “Fast Money” & “Options Action”
81% of TEC members said Cloud Computing was “critically important” to their company’s tech strategy in our first half survey. Despite this, there is evidence that cloud growth is slowing, with enterprises under pressure to control spending and cut costs. Rajiv Ramaswami brings the TEC his view of where cloud is headed, and how Nutanix’s hybrid multi-cloud platform can help tech executives sort out the essential investments from wasteful spending in the evolving market.
Rajiv Ramaswami, Nutanix President and CEO
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, CNBC “TechCheck” Co-Anchor
A messy, start-stop transition back to the office has employees starved for better solutions to deliver on the promise of true “hybrid” work that puts everyone on equal footing no matter where they are. Meta’s VP of Reality Labs and Partnerships Ash Jhaveri joins us to demonstrate Meta’s newest, professional-oriented VR device: the Meta Quest Pro, and to talk about what might be possible in a full-formed metaverse, and what’s possible today for enterprises seeking opportunities to be early adopters.
Ash Jhaveri, Vice President, Reality Labs Partnerships at Meta
Interviewer: Steve Kovach, CNBC Technology Correspondent
BUILDING DIVERSE TEAMS: CREATIVE HIRING PRACTICES FOR MORE EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS
Sponsored by Salesforce
For a business to stay relevant to customers and competitive in the talent market, a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment are key. Between the shift to remote work, market volatility, and the great resignation, the tech labor market has seen a huge shake up over the past year. How can companies seize the opportunity to build diverse tech teams?
Arun Sundararajan, NYU Stern Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship & Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics
Linda Shaffer, Checkr Chief People and Operations Officer
REMOTE WORK CONNECTIVITY AND SECURITY: THE POST-CRISIS CHAPTER
Sponsored by Comcast Business
The shift to remote and hybrid workforces is presenting new challenges in cybersecurity. As we’ve seen over the past two years, remote work at scale significantly increases the risk of data breaches and other cyberattacks. And the very best technology can only go so far: cybersecurity teams are battling a behavioral problem, as much as a technology one. Now that large-scale remote work is here to stay, how can firms tap into the psychology of the remote worker to maintain engagement, increase vigilance, and decrease the risk of cyberattacks?
Oren Falkowitz, Area 1 Security Director, former NSA Analyst
Moderator: Eamon Javers, CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent
After the biggest bank merger of the decade, newly formed Truist Bank faced a massive challenge: how to integrate two heritage banks (BB&T and SunTrust) using two different platforms, while tackling an unprecedented volume of fraudulent activity. Truist Bank turned to UiPath’s Automation Cloud platform to build a digital workforce, automating more than 150 processes and saving the newly merged bank millions of dollars. UiPath CEO Rob Enslin and Truist Head of Intelligent Automation Jarel Hawkins illustrate how they put the technology to work.
Robert Enslin, UiPath Co-CEO
Jarel Hawkins, Truist Bank Head of Enterprise Intelligent Automation
Moderator: Frank Holland, CNBC General Assignment Reporter
The Biden Administration has made strengthening U.S. cyber defenses a top priority in its first two years. Among its accomplishments: new legislation, including the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022, executive orders to firm up the federal government’s cybersecurity and the establishment of a new Office of the National Cyber Director. Kemba Walden left a job in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit to come back to public service as part of that new office. She is now focused on giving private sector companies more clarity on when to report cyber breaches to the government, who to report those breaches to, and making sure that government agencies share information with each other and act on it.
Kemba Walden, Principal Deputy National Cyber Director
Interviewer: Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent
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Founded in 1911, IBM currently has a worldwide workforce of more than 360,000 people. Today the company is a leader in hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing. IBM uses our deep industry expertise to transform our clients’ operations via moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud and infusing AI deep into the decision-making workflows of their businesses. The company has some 30,000 Watson client engagements across 20 different industries and helps secure 95 percent of the Fortune Global 500. IBM is working with more than 20 large consortium networks that are reshaping entire industries with blockchain. More than 100 global clients and 200,000 registered users have run over 160 billion experiments on the IBM Quantum Computation Center’s fleet of 15 quantum systems through the cloud.
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Jared Isaacman is the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, the leader in integrated payment processing solutions. He is an accomplished pilot rated to fly commercial and military aircraft and is commanding Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021. Named Inspiration4 in recognition of the four-person crew’s mission to inspire support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and send a humanitarian message of possibility, the journey represents a new era for human spaceflight and exploration. Information on the mission and how to participate can be found on the mission website at inspiration4.com. Shift4 provides technology solutions for more than 200,000 businesses and has over a dozen offices across the U.S. and Europe and more than 7,000 partners, securely processing over $200 billion in annual payments volume. Isaacman startedthecompanyin1999 from the basement of his family’s house when he was 16 years old and has built it into an industry-leading payments technology company with over1,500employees. Over the past few years, Isaacman has orchestrated several billion dollars’ worth of strategic transactions, including the acquisition of 3dcart in late 2020 and its relaunch as Shift4Shop, resulting in the dramatic growth of the organization. In 2020, Shift4 Payments became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock ticker symbol FOUR. In 2011, Isaacman co-founded Draken International, which provides tactical aviation services for all branches of the U.S.Military, Department of Defense and global allied militaries. With a fleet of 150 tactical fighter aircraft, Draken owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft to support military training objectives around the globe. Isaacman sold the company in 2019 to The Blackstone Group and remained CEO until early 2020.Isaacman holds several world records, including a Speed-Around-The-World flight to raise money and awareness for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He has flown in over 100 airshows as part of the Black Diamond Jet Team, dedicating every performance to charitable causes. He and his companies are dedicated to supporting a range of charities. As part of Inspiration4’s public outreach, Isaacman made a personal $100 million commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in order to raise upward of $200 million to support the non-profit.
Kevin Mandia is CEO of Mandiant, Inc.
Leon Edward Panetta served as the 23rd Secretary of Defense from July 2011 to February 2013.
Before joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Panetta served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from February 2009 to June 2011. Mr. Panetta led the agency and managed human intelligence and open source collection programs on behalf of the intelligence community.
Secretary Panetta has dedicated much of his life to public service. Before joining CIA, he spent 10 years co-directing with his wife, Sylvia, the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, based at California State University, Monterey Bay. The Institute is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit center that seeks to instill in young men and women the virtues and values of public service. In March 2006, he was chosen as a member of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan committee established at the urging of Congress to conduct an independent assessment of the war in Iraq.
From July 1994 to January 1997, Mr. Panetta served as Chief of Staff to President William Clinton. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget, a position that built on his years of work on the House Budget Committee. Mr. Panetta represented California’s 16th (now 17th) Congressional District from 1977 to 1993, rising to House Budget Committee chairman during his final four years in Congress.
Early in his career, Mr. Panetta served as a legislative assistant to Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California; special assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; director of the U.S. Office for Civil Rights; and executive assistant to Mayor John Lindsay of New York. He also spent five years in private law practice.
He served as an Army intelligence officer from 1964 to 1966 and received the Army Commendation Medal.
Secretary Panetta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a law degree, both from Santa Clara University. He was born on June 28, 1938 in Monterey, where his Italian immigrant parents operated a restaurant. Later, they purchased a farm in Carmel Valley, a place Secretary and Mrs. Panetta continue to call home. The Panettas have three grown sons and six grandchildren.
Simone Petrella is Founder and CEO of CyberVista, a cybersecurity training company that focuses on developing and providing a metrics driven approach that actually develops a qualified workforce.
Simone has spent over fifteen years in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to founding CyberVista, Simone was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she helped build the firm's cybersecurity practice in the commercial sector focusing on the creation of cyber fusion centers and the integration of cyber threat intelligence, security operations, and cyber defense operations into effective cyber security operations. For a decade she led the firm's all source cyber threat intelligence business in the national security and Defense sectors, where she built out a threat capability and team with in depth subject matter expertise in all aspects of cyber threat intelligence, including intelligence support to both defensive and offensive operations. Her areas of specialty included predictive cyber intelligence based on an understanding of the threat adversary and developing service offerings to integrate intelligence into exercises to provide realistic cyber scenarios. Simone received her J.D. with honors from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government and a M.A. in International Law and Policy. She is a member of Women in International Security and is admitted to the New York Bar. A native of New Jersey, she has resided in Washington D.C. since 2000.