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@Work Human Capital + Finance

Investing in the future workforce

Innovations in technology present exciting opportunities to increase productivity, efficiency, and innovation, especially when coupled with the brains, EQ, and interpersonal skills of a highly skilled workforce. CNBC’s @Work is an exclusive three-part event series that will examine the impact of new technology on three different disciplines—human resources, IT and finance.

CNBC’s @Work Human Capital + Finance summit will bring together financial leaders who play a critical role in shaping the workplace of the future to discuss new technology, funding innovation and growing the bottom line.

Who should attend: CFOs and senior financial executives who have a major role to play in quantifying the company priorities of the future.

@WORK | EVENT SERIES | 2018 EVENTS

 

 

SPEAKERS

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Joan
Bottarini

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Joan Bottarini is Chief Financial Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Joan Bottarini

Joan Bottarini was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2018. In this role, Joan is responsible for the global finance function, including financial reporting, planning, treasury, tax, investor relations, internal audit, and procurement. Joan previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Finance – Americas since 2016. Prior to that position, Joan served as Vice President, Hotel Finance, Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) of the Company from 2014 to 2016 and as Vice President, Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis of the Company from 2007 to 2014. Prior to her roles at Hyatt, Joan served as an Assurance Manager at KPMG LLP. Joan holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University.

Charles
Evans

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Charles Evans is President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Charles Evans

Charles L. Evans has served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since September 2007. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System's monetary policymaking body.

Before becoming president in September of 2007, Evans served as director of research and senior vice president, supervising the Bank's research on monetary policy, banking, financial markets and regional economic conditions.

His personal research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation and financial market prices and has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Evans is active in the civic community. He is a trustee at Rush University Medical Center, a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Governing Board member of Econ Illinois, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago Board of Directors and a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and Civic Consulting Alliance Board.

Evans has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Marie
Myers

UiPath

Marie Myers is Chief Financial Officer of UiPath.

Marie Myers

Marie Myers is CFO of UiPath, the robotic process automation (RPA) leader, where she provides the financial leadership to support the company’s global mission to accelerate the adoption of automation across public and private sectors and businesses of all sizes.

Marie is a visionary senior leader with a proven track record of driving innovative and global business development and spearheading transformational changes. Prior to joining UiPath, Marie served as the global controller and executive officer at HP where she was responsible for the financial statements in all countries HP operated within and HP’s financial operations globally. She has spent the majority of her career at HP and Compaq, holding leadership positions including vice president finance operations, printing and PC division and chief audit executive. At HP, she notably guided the “Finance of the Future” initiative by adopting RPA, advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence to modernize financial operations and become a true pioneer in the digitization of finance.

Marie has also been widely recognized for her financial leadership expertise and contributions as a female executive. She was honored as one of Houston Business Journal’s 2018 Women Who Mean Business, was named a 2017 HP Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother magazine and was included on the 2016 “Top 20 Most Powerful Business Women in Texas” list. She has also been recognized by Women in Computing, named to the Top 40 Under 40 in Finance and selected by the University of Queensland, Australia, as an Alumna of the Year.

Steve
Liesman

CNBC

Steve Liesman is the Senior Economics Reporter for CNBC.

Steve Liesman

As CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He appears on "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day.

Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. At the Journal, Liesman previously worked as an energy reporter, and Moscow bureau chief. He won an Emmy for his coverage of the financial crisis and was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets.

Prior to joining the Journal in 1994, Liesman was the business editor for The Moscow Times, where, as the founding business editor for the country's first English-language daily newspaper, he helped create the publication's stock index, which was the country's first. Liesman also has worked as a business reporter for both the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla.

Liesman holds an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

John
Murphy

Adobe

John Murphy is EVP and CFO of Adobe.

John Murphy

John Murphy is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adobe.

With his appointment to executive vice president and CFO in April 2018, John Murphy is putting his more than 25 years of finance experience to work leading Adobe’s worldwide Finance and Operations team and driving continued business momentum.

Previously serving as Adobe’s Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and Corporate Controller, John has quickly built a reputation as a champion for growth and innovation by leading initiatives to help the company scale the organization and re-imagine its processes using cutting-edge technologies.

Prior to joining Adobe in 2017, John was CAO and Global Controller at Qualcomm, where he managed a global team leading core financial functions for the company. Previously he spent 10 years at DIRECTV, ultimately leaving the company as senior vice president and Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. John also held senior financial positions at Experian and Nestlé and began his professional career at PWC.

He has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University and is a licensed CPA (inactive).

If John wasn’t Adobe’s CFO he’d be starring in his own home renovation show on HGTV.

Wendy
Borlabi

Chicago Bulls

Dr. Wendy Borlabi is the Performance Coach for the Chicago Bulls and Founder of Borlabi Consulting.

Wendy Borlabi

Dr. Wendy Borlabi (Dr. B) is currently working for the Chicago Bulls as the Performance Coach and is founder of Borlabi Consulting, a performance psychology firm. In addition, she is the Executive Director/Founder of Wisdom Knot which is a nonprofit that focuses on educating inner city youth on careers in sports. Prior to working with the Bulls, she was an independent contractor for the NBA (National Basketball Association).

She has worked for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) at their training center in San Diego for six years (two Winter Olympic and one Summer Olympic Games).

At James Madison University (JMU) Dr. B worked for five years as the liaison between athletics and the Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC). In those five years, she began the sport psychology services for the student-athletes, coaches and athletic department. In addition, she facilitated the development of the sport psychology department as a division of the JMU athletic department.

She received a B.S. in Psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a M.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Psychology from Georgia Southern University, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Sport Psychology and Exercise Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix.

Martin
Schroeter

IBM

Martin Schroeter is Senior Vice President of IBM Global Markets, and former IBM CFO.

Martin Schroeter

Martin Schroeter is Senior Vice President, IBM Global Markets, responsible for IBM's revenue, profit and client satisfaction worldwide as well as IBM's Global Financing business, the world's largest captive IT financier. Additionally, Martin is accountable for IBM’s marketing and communications functions which are responsible for building the company’s brand and reputation globally.

He was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from January 2014 through December 2017.

Prior to that, he served as General Manager of IBM Global Financing, where he managed a total asset base in excess of $37 billion. Mr. Schroeter also served as IBM Treasurer, responsible for the company's balance sheet, cash flow, capital structure, interest rate and currency risk management and treasury operations.

He has also served in a variety of business line and finance executive positions, including Vice President of Global Technology Services, Asia Pacific; General Manager of IBM Global Financing, Asia Pacific; and CFO and Finance Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Schroeter received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and his undergraduate degree from Temple University.

Dolly
Chugh

New York University

Dolly Chugh is an associate professor at NYU Stern School of Business and author of "The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias."

Dolly Chugh

Dr. Dolly Chugh is a Harvard educated, award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, where she studies the twin phenomena of unconscious biases and unethical behavior. She is the author of The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias.Her work has appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times,The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, CosmoGirl, The Economist, NPR, and NBC News, and has been cited in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean Inand Iris Bohnet’s What Works. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

SPEAKERS

  • JOAN BOTTARINI

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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    JOAN BOTTARINI

    Joan Bottarini was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2018. In this role, Joan is responsible for the global finance function, including financial reporting, planning, treasury, tax, investor relations, internal audit, and procurement. Joan previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Finance – Americas since 2016. Prior to that position, Joan served as Vice President, Hotel Finance, Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) of the Company from 2014 to 2016 and as Vice President, Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis of the Company from 2007 to 2014. Prior to her roles at Hyatt, Joan served as an Assurance Manager at KPMG LLP. Joan holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University.

  • CHARLES EVANS

    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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    CHARLES EVANS

    Charles L. Evans has served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since September 2007. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System's monetary policymaking body.

    Before becoming president in September of 2007, Evans served as director of research and senior vice president, supervising the Bank's research on monetary policy, banking, financial markets and regional economic conditions.

    His personal research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation and financial market prices and has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

    Evans is active in the civic community. He is a trustee at Rush University Medical Center, a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Governing Board member of Econ Illinois, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago Board of Directors and a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and Civic Consulting Alliance Board.

    Evans has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

  • MARIE MYERS

    UiPath

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    MARIE MYERS

    Marie Myers is CFO of UiPath, the robotic process automation (RPA) leader, where she provides the financial leadership to support the company’s global mission to accelerate the adoption of automation across public and private sectors and businesses of all sizes.

    Marie is a visionary senior leader with a proven track record of driving innovative and global business development and spearheading transformational changes. Prior to joining UiPath, Marie served as the global controller and executive officer at HP where she was responsible for the financial statements in all countries HP operated within and HP’s financial operations globally. She has spent the majority of her career at HP and Compaq, holding leadership positions including vice president finance operations, printing and PC division and chief audit executive. At HP, she notably guided the “Finance of the Future” initiative by adopting RPA, advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence to modernize financial operations and become a true pioneer in the digitization of finance.

    Marie has also been widely recognized for her financial leadership expertise and contributions as a female executive. She was honored as one of Houston Business Journal’s 2018 Women Who Mean Business, was named a 2017 HP Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother magazine and was included on the 2016 “Top 20 Most Powerful Business Women in Texas” list. She has also been recognized by Women in Computing, named to the Top 40 Under 40 in Finance and selected by the University of Queensland, Australia, as an Alumna of the Year.

  • STEVE LIESMAN

    CNBC

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    STEVE LIESMAN

    As CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He appears on "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day.

    Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. At the Journal, Liesman previously worked as an energy reporter, and Moscow bureau chief. He won an Emmy for his coverage of the financial crisis and was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets.

    Prior to joining the Journal in 1994, Liesman was the business editor for The Moscow Times, where, as the founding business editor for the country's first English-language daily newspaper, he helped create the publication's stock index, which was the country's first. Liesman also has worked as a business reporter for both the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla.

    Liesman holds an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

  • JOHN MURPHY

    Adobe

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    JOHN MURPHY

    John Murphy is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adobe.

    With his appointment to executive vice president and CFO in April 2018, John Murphy is putting his more than 25 years of finance experience to work leading Adobe’s worldwide Finance and Operations team and driving continued business momentum.

    Previously serving as Adobe’s Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and Corporate Controller, John has quickly built a reputation as a champion for growth and innovation by leading initiatives to help the company scale the organization and re-imagine its processes using cutting-edge technologies.

    Prior to joining Adobe in 2017, John was CAO and Global Controller at Qualcomm, where he managed a global team leading core financial functions for the company. Previously he spent 10 years at DIRECTV, ultimately leaving the company as senior vice president and Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. John also held senior financial positions at Experian and Nestlé and began his professional career at PWC.

    He has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University and is a licensed CPA (inactive).

    If John wasn’t Adobe’s CFO he’d be starring in his own home renovation show on HGTV.

  • WENDY BORLABI

    Chicago Bulls

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    WENDY BORLABI

    Dr. Wendy Borlabi (Dr. B) is currently working for the Chicago Bulls as the Performance Coach and is founder of Borlabi Consulting, a performance psychology firm. In addition, she is the Executive Director/Founder of Wisdom Knot which is a nonprofit that focuses on educating inner city youth on careers in sports. Prior to working with the Bulls, she was an independent contractor for the NBA (National Basketball Association).

    She has worked for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) at their training center in San Diego for six years (two Winter Olympic and one Summer Olympic Games).

    At James Madison University (JMU) Dr. B worked for five years as the liaison between athletics and the Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC). In those five years, she began the sport psychology services for the student-athletes, coaches and athletic department. In addition, she facilitated the development of the sport psychology department as a division of the JMU athletic department.

    She received a B.S. in Psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a M.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Psychology from Georgia Southern University, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Sport Psychology and Exercise Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix.

  • MARTIN SCHROETER

    IBM

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    MARTIN SCHROETER

    Martin Schroeter is Senior Vice President, IBM Global Markets, responsible for IBM's revenue, profit and client satisfaction worldwide as well as IBM's Global Financing business, the world's largest captive IT financier. Additionally, Martin is accountable for IBM’s marketing and communications functions which are responsible for building the company’s brand and reputation globally.

    He was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from January 2014 through December 2017.

    Prior to that, he served as General Manager of IBM Global Financing, where he managed a total asset base in excess of $37 billion. Mr. Schroeter also served as IBM Treasurer, responsible for the company's balance sheet, cash flow, capital structure, interest rate and currency risk management and treasury operations.

    He has also served in a variety of business line and finance executive positions, including Vice President of Global Technology Services, Asia Pacific; General Manager of IBM Global Financing, Asia Pacific; and CFO and Finance Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand.

    Mr. Schroeter received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and his undergraduate degree from Temple University.

  • DOLLY CHUGH

    New York University

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    DOLLY CHUGH

    Dr. Dolly Chugh is a Harvard educated, award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, where she studies the twin phenomena of unconscious biases and unethical behavior. She is the author of The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias.Her work has appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times,The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, CosmoGirl, The Economist, NPR, and NBC News, and has been cited in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean Inand Iris Bohnet’s What Works. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

  • NICK PINCHUK

    Snap-on

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    NICK PINCHUK

    Nick Pinchuk is chairman and chief executive officer of Snap-on Incorporated, and serves on its board of directors.

    Mr. Pinchuk was named president and chief operating officer in April 2007, when he was also appointed to Snap-on’s board. He was elected chief executive officer in December 2007 and subsequently chairman in April 2009. He joined Snap-on in 2002 as senior vice president and president of Snap-on’s Worldwide Commercial and Industrial Group.
    Before Snap-on, Mr. Pinchuk was president, global refrigeration operations, a multi-billion dollar business unit of Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. Prior to that, he served in executive, operational, planning and financial capacities within Carrier and United Technologies, including: president, Asia-Pacific air conditioning operations; global vice president, strategic planning; and chief financial officer, Carrier International Corporation. Before joining United Technologies, he was with the Ford Motor Company, where he held various financial and engineering positions. He also served in Vietnam as an officer in the United States Army.
    Mr. Pinchuk received an M.B.A. from Harvard, and master and bachelor of science degrees in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He currently serves on the board of directors of Columbus McKinnon Corporation; on the board of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers; on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturer’s Alliance for Productivity and Innovation; on the Senior Advisory Board of the Syracuse University School of Management; and on the Board of Trustees of Carthage College.

    Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on also derives income from various financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products and support its franchise business. Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $3.7 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

  • NAGRAJ KASHYAP

    M12, Microsoft Venture Fund

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    NAGRAJ KASHYAP

    Nagraj Kashyap is Corporate Vice President and Global Head, M12. Nagraj has over 20 years of experience in mobile and software with an emphasis on venture capital.

    Prior to joining Microsoft in January 2016, he was senior vice president at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Nagraj was the global head of the Qualcomm Ventures group (www.qualcommventures.com) and oversaw Qualcomm’s $1 billion strategic venture investment portfolio of 140+ investments. Nagraj has been recognized as a leader in corporate venturing through the GCV Powerlist awards in 2013 (#3) and 2014 (#2).
    Nagraj built up Qualcomm Ventures from a US/China focused team of three in 2003 to a global leader in corporate venture capital with 25 investment professionals and direct investments in US, China, India, Brazil, Europe, Israel, Korea and Australia. Nagraj pioneered the first corporate VC seed investment program with the Qualcomm Ventures early stage fund. In addition, he started QPrize™ (www.qprize.com), the highly successful global business plan competition for early stage companies.

    Under Nagraj’s leadership, the group experienced significant strategic and financial success with early investments in companies such as Xiaomi and Matterport, as well as strong investment exits including Fitbit (IPO - FIT); Invensense (IPO: INVN); Thundersoft (IPO - SZSE:300496); Ravello (acquired by Oracle); Cruise Automation (acquired by GM) and Waze (acquired by Google). Qualcomm Ventures evolved and considerably expanded the investment scope from mobile and wireless to include investments in Frontier technologies like drones and robotics and AR/VR where the application of mobile technologies is advancing the pace of innovation. Investments included leading companies such as 3DR and Magic Leap.

    Prior to Qualcomm, Nagraj was an engagement manager at strategy consulting firm PRTM (now PwC). Nagraj currently serves on the CNS advisory council at the University of Texas at Austin.
    Nagraj earned his MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his MS in computer science from the University of Texas, Austin.

  • SCOTT DARLING

    Dell Technologies Capital

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    SCOTT DARLING

    Scott Darling is President of Dell Technologies Capital (DTC), the Corporate Development and Venture Capital arm of Dell Technologies. The Dell Technologies family of businesses is comprised of Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware and generates approximately $75B of revenue. DTC pursues new and emerging technologies aggressively, at an approximate pace of $2B per year of investment in M&A and $100M per year investment in venture capital

    Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Scott was President of EMC Corporate Development and Ventures where he was responsible for the M&A and Venture Capital investment activity for EMC. Prior to EMC Scott was a General Partner at Frazier Technology Ventures. Before joining FTV Scott was Vice President and Managing Director at Intel Capital; during his tenure at Intel Capital he managed the teams responsible for investing in support of the business units accounting for more than two thirds of Intel’s revenue.

    Scott represents DTC on the boards of Barefoot Networks, DocuSign, Zscaler.

  • TOM GIMBEL

    LaSalle Network

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    TOM GIMBEL

    Tom Gimbel is the founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, a staffing, recruiting and culture firm headquartered in Chicago. LaSalle has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for 11 consecutive years, Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work for in Chicago” and “Best Medium Workplaces,” Forbes’ “Best Professional Recruiting Firms’” and to Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces” list.

    With over 20 years of industry experience, Gimbel is an expert on corporate culture, management/leadership and hiring, contributing to Inc. magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Gimbel also appears frequently on CNBC and in The New York Times, Fast Company, among others. Follow him on Twitter @TomGimbel

  • CRAIG LEVINE

    ESL

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    CRAIG LEVINE

    Craig Levine is Global Chief Strategy Officer at ESL, the world’s largest independent esports company. In his role, Levine focuses on global strategic partnerships and strengthening ESL’s digital platforms and technology to engage fans and players worldwide. Previously, Levine served as CEO of ESL North America where he lead the North American strategy and operations of ESL.

    Levine has helped pioneer the esports industry for over 15 years. As a longtime gamer, Levine founded Team 3D, the first truly professional and successful video game team in North America, in April 2002. In addition, Levine also co-founded ESS Agency, an event marketing and technology company specializing in video game entertainment. ESS Agency was acquired by Turtle Entertainment in 2014 to expand ESL’s global footprint to North America.

    Levine holds a B.S. in Information Systems and Management and Organizational Behavior from the Stern Business School at New York University.

  • IVANA ŠERIć

    Philadelphia 76’ers

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    IVANA ŠERIć

    Ivana Šerić is a Data Scientist for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, a role in which she uses data to provide insights to different branches of the front office, including the coaching staff. Šerić attended New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in applied math, while playing basketball for the Highlanders. Following her undergraduate career, Šerić enrolled in a PhD program through which she earned her doctorate in applied math with a thesis in computational fluid dynamics.

  • ISAIAH KACYVENSKI

    Former NFL Player

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    ISAIAH KACYVENSKI

    Isaiah is Founder and Managing Partner of Will Ventures. Isaiah’s diverse background includes earning two degrees from Harvard, playing in the National Football League for 8 years and achieving success as both an entrepreneur and investor.

    Prior to founding Will Ventures, Isaiah was the Managing Partner at Blue Star Innovation Partners, where he led the firm’s sports technology investment practice. Prior to Blue Star Innovation Partners, Isaiah was Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sports Innovation Lab, where he was responsible for management, operations and execution at the premier sports technology research and advisory firm. Prior to the Sports Innovation Lab, Isaiah was Global Head of Business Development at MC10, where he was involved in the conceptualization, product development and business development of next-generation sports, fitness and healthcare wearables.

    Isaiah is also an investor and advisor to over 25 companies across sports, technology, biotechnology, consumer, media and sports medicine. Isaiah also has 7 technology patents to his name.

    Isaiah serves on the Executive Board of the USC Center for Body Computing as well as the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Isaiah is also a member of the NFLPA Health and Safety Committee, where he has served for over 5 years. Isaiah is also the Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board for the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University.

    Isaiah was also the subject of an NFL Films profile about his rise from poverty to the NFL that received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Long Feature. He was also featured on an Oprah Winfrey show titled "Why They Beat the Odds".

    Isaiah received a cum laude pre-medicine bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s MBA program.

  • CHRIS PARK

    Gen.G esports

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    CHRIS PARK

    Chris Park is CEO of Gen.G, a global esports organization with offices in Los Angeles, Seoul, and Shanghai. Gen.G owns and operates top esports teams in the U.S., South Korea, and China, including Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League. Before joining Gen.G, Chris served most recently as Executive Vice President, Product & Marketing for Major League Baseball. There he managed digital product development, marketing, and international business operations for MLB. Chris has worked for Facebook and McKinsey & Co., and clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, both magna cum laude. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Family Caregiver Alliance. He lives in New York with his wife Michelle Jang and their dog Russell.

  • BEN ZHAO

    University of Chicago

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    BEN ZHAO

    Ben Zhao is the Neubauer Professor of Computer Science at University of Chicago. He completed his PhD from Berkeley (2004) and his BS from Yale (1997). He is an ACM distinguished scientist, and recipient of numerous awards including the NSF CAREER, MIT Technology Review's TR-35 Award (Young Innovators Under 35), ComputerWorld Magazine's Top 40 Tech Innovators award, Google Faculty award, and IEEE ITC Early Career Award. His work has been covered by media outlets such as Scientific American, New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, MIT Tech Review, and Slashdot. He has published more than 160 publications in areas of security and privacy, adversarial machine learning, networked systems, data-mining and HCI. He recently served as program chair for the World Wide Web Conference (2016) and the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (2018).

AGENDA

10:00am - 12:45pm

MORNING SESSIONS & LUNCH

Space for the program is limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. 

 

Special Morning Session: The Business of Sport, the Sport of Business
What lessons can businesses learn from the sports world? There are certainly similarities, like competition, teamwork, and ultimately, winners and losers. CNBC will examine the sports industry’s success in innovation, motivation, and data integration, and how the lessons learned can be applied to any business.

 

Show Me The Moneyball: The Data Revolution
Data analytics has revolutionized sports, shaping the way decisions are made, teams are built and revenue is maximized. It’s also transforming traditional management principles for businesses across all industries. But with troves of information now at your fingertips, how do you sift through it to identify key information? We’ll examine how can data be used to enhance a company’s strategy, identify market inefficiencies, gauge value, and optimize a workforce.
Ivana Seric, Data Scientist, Philadelphia 76’ers
Isaiah Kacyvenski, Founder, Will Ventures; Former NFL Player
Interviewer: To be announced

 

One-on-One: The X’s and O’s of AI
The Toronto Raptors. The Masters. Red Bull Racing. The US Open. Each have a secret weapon on their roster named Watson, which is creating whole new statistical categories and providing innovative digital experiences. We’ll examine case studies to learn the secrets of pushing technological boundaries to gain a competitive edge with the man many call the heir apparent at Big Blue.
Martin Schroeter, Senior Vice President, Global Markets, IBM
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC


Play Like A Champion Today: Attaining Peak Performance
On the court or in the boardroom, factors like mental toughness, competitiveness, and focus are crucial to achieving a high level of success. Dr. Wendy Borlabi will coach you on how to achieve peak performance using the same methods she teaches NBA players..
Wendy Borlabi, PhD, Performance Coach, Chicago Bulls

 

Screen Time: How Esports Is Changing Everything
Esports is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon. The NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, and MLS have all created teams, hundreds of colleges now offer scholarships, the Olympics is considering adding it, and even the US Army has built an esports team to attract younger recruits. Esports is viewed as an untapped market and a way to connect with and market their product to a coveted, younger demographic. We’ll explore what businesses learn from the esports industry about online growth, gamification, engagement, and activation.
Chris Park, CEO, Gen.G Esports
Craig Levine, CSO, ESL
Interviewer: To be announced

 

Everything Is Connected: The Internet Of (Sports) Things

 

Additional sessions to be announced

12:45pm - 1:30pm

MAIN EVENT NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

1:30pm - 5:00pm

ON-STAGE PANELS & DISCUSSIONS

CFO 3.0
You spend your days preparing your organization for the future – deciding on new investments, adopting new technologies, balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s opportunities. But what about you? The future-proof finance executive is a strategic thinker, fluent with numbers and tech, as comfortable talking data analytics and AI as s/he is talking balance sheets and ledgers. Learn from two leaders defining what the CFO of the future looks like.
John Murphy, EVP & CFO, Adobe
Marie Myers, CFO, UiPath
Interviewer: To be announced

 

You’re Not Who You Think You Are
Interactive Presentation:
We all believe we’re “good people.” But being ethical and unbiased all of the time, as we imagine ourselves to be, is a myth. Using science and storytelling, psychologist Dolly Chugh will give us tips to recognize and reduce biases, and build a better workplace.
Dolly Chugh, PhD. Associate Professor, NYU Stern School of Business; Author, “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias”

 

@Work Experiment: AI or Human?
Can you tell the difference between the taste of an AI-optimized cookie and grandma’s? Or a yelp review written by a human, as opposed to a machine? We’ll find out.
Ben Zhao, Ph.D., Neubauer Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago

 

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Seeing the Future
Visionary corporate venture capital leaders tell us what they are investing in now, and what those investments tell us about the workforce of the future.
Nagraj Kashyap, Corporate Vice President and Global Head of M12, Microsoft Venture Fund
Scott Darling, President, Dell Technologies Capital
Interviewer: To be Announced

 

Labor Markets, The Economy and The Fed
Job growth in the US has been surprisingly strong over the past several years despite concerns about a labor shortage. Are we reaching the end of the pool of available workers, are wages about to surge higher, and what’s the overall outlook for the US economy for inflation, wages and interest rates?
Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Interviewer: Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC

 

Business Transformation and the CFO
How do organizations plan for an evolving workforce augmented – and in some cases disrupted – by automation? What are the key areas of investment that will drive future competitive advantage? Top CFOs will share their strategies for tackling these questions and more in an age of evolution.
Joan Bottarini, CFO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Additional Speakers to be Announced
Interviewer: To be Announced

 

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    CLOUD, CULTURE & CAPITAL: An Innovation Roadmap

    Salesforce is a juggernaut of growth. Co-CEO Keith Block, the man credited with much of the tech giant’s success will provide a glimpse inside their strategy and investments and reveal how the company is shaping the future of how we work.

    Open Video
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    WHERE WE WORK: A Blueprint for the Future

    Workplace design is about more than beautiful spaces or employee amenities. It’s a long-term investment in your people and their productivity. How can cutting-edge architecture and technology maximize output ... and boost the bottom line?

    Open Video
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    MAKING IT WORK: The ROI of Made in America

    What’s the business case for a company to keep operations in the United States? Do businesses have any social responsibility to create a wide range of good domestic jobs at various skill levels? Hear from one founder who’s fully invested in the U.S.A.

    Open Video
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    PRODUCTIVITY VS. SECURITY: Accounting for Cyber Risk

    Employees demand more freedom than ever in their digital lives, using multiple devices and connected applications to enhance their productivity. This creates ever more “attack surfaces” for hackers to exploit. How can CFOs mitigate these risks, protecting their organization’s information and intellectual property, while allowing enough access to cultivate a flexible, efficient workforce?

    Open Video
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    TRANSITIONS: Navigating Economies of Scale in the Cloud

    Businesses need to evolve at a rapid pace to stay competitive. A key to staying nimble is to focus on core competencies while outsourcing many engineering and data functions. Hear how one company is aggressively leveraging external services, handling occasional turbulence in a move to the public cloud, streamlining costs and evolving its workforce for the future.

    Open Video
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    HIGH IMPACT: Extracting Value from Transformative Technologies

    Bask Iyer and Cynthia Stoddard have each led dramatic digital transformations. We’ll talk about how they define a successful technology strategy, balance immediate needs with future goals and partner with CFOs to drive best outcomes.

    Open Video

EVENT VIDEOS

  • CLOUD, CULTURE & CAPITAL: An Innovation Roadmap

    Salesforce is a juggernaut of growth. Co-CEO Keith Block, the man credited with much of the tech giant’s success will provide a glimpse inside their strategy and investments and reveal how the company is shaping the future of how we work.

    Open Video
  • WHERE WE WORK: A Blueprint for the Future

    Workplace design is about more than beautiful spaces or employee amenities. It’s a long-term investment in your people and their productivity. How can cutting-edge architecture and technology maximize output ... and boost the bottom line?

    Open Video
  • MAKING IT WORK: The ROI of Made in America

    What’s the business case for a company to keep operations in the United States? Do businesses have any social responsibility to create a wide range of good domestic jobs at various skill levels? Hear from one founder who’s fully invested in the U.S.A.

    Open Video
  • PRODUCTIVITY VS. SECURITY: Accounting for Cyber Risk

    Employees demand more freedom than ever in their digital lives, using multiple devices and connected applications to enhance their productivity. This creates ever more “attack surfaces” for hackers to exploit. How can CFOs mitigate these risks, protecting their organization’s information and intellectual property, while allowing enough access to cultivate a flexible, efficient workforce?

    Open Video
  • TRANSITIONS: Navigating Economies of Scale in the Cloud

    Businesses need to evolve at a rapid pace to stay competitive. A key to staying nimble is to focus on core competencies while outsourcing many engineering and data functions. Hear how one company is aggressively leveraging external services, handling occasional turbulence in a move to the public cloud, streamlining costs and evolving its workforce for the future.

    Open Video
  • HIGH IMPACT: Extracting Value from Transformative Technologies

    Bask Iyer and Cynthia Stoddard have each led dramatic digital transformations. We’ll talk about how they define a successful technology strategy, balance immediate needs with future goals and partner with CFOs to drive best outcomes.

    Open Video

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