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Transformative Technology, Transformative Talent

In the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, 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.

@WORK | EVENT SERIES | 2018 EVENTS

SPEAKERS

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Bernard J.
Tyson

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Bernard Tyson is Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

Bernard J. Tyson

Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals — known as Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and not-for-profit health plans.

Tyson assumed the role of chairman in January 2014 and has served as CEO since 2013. His career at Kaiser Permanente has spanned more than 34 years, and he has successfully managed all major aspects of the organization during this time, serving in roles from hospital administrator and division president to chief operating officer of the Oakland, California-based national health care organization.

Under Tyson’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente continues to lead and set the expectation for delivering affordable, accessible, high-quality health care and improving the health of its members and the 66 million residents in its communities. The organization is delivering on the promise of its “Thrive” campaign by bringing an industry-leading 21st-century approach to health care and coverage that is helping members achieve their aspirations of total health — physical health as well as mental health and wellness. Kaiser Permanente’s 217,000 employees and 22,000 Permanente Medical Group physicians provide personalized, coordinated, and technologically advanced care that consistently delivers some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation, while also leading the country in prevention, cutting-edge treatment, patient safety, and quality.

Tyson’s influence has been felt both nationally and internationally. Time has listed him on its list of the most influential people in the world and named him one of the Health Care 50. Also, in addition to being named by Modern Healthcare as one of the most influential people in health care for 5 consecutive years, he’s been No. 2 on the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list and on Fast Company’s list of most creative people.

Tyson serves on the boards of directors for the American Heart Association and Salesforce. He is chair of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) chairman of the International Federation of Health Plans, and a steward of the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge on the Future of Health and Healthcare. Tyson is also chair of the The Business Council and a member of the Bay Area Council, a business-led public policy organization advocating for a strong economy and better quality of life for Bay Area residents.

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Tyson earned a Master of Business Administration in Health Service Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Health Service Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He earned a leadership certificate from Harvard University.

Drew
Houston

Dropbox

Drew Houston is Co-Founder and CEO of Dropbox.

Drew Houston

Drew co-founded Dropbox in 2007. He’s led our growth from a simple idea to a service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Drew’s responsible for the direction and product strategy of our company.

Jim
Goodnight

SAS

Jim Goodnight is Co-Founder and CEO of SAS.

Jim Goodnight

As the CEO of SAS, the world’s leading business analytics software vendor, Jim Goodnight has led the company since its inception in 1976, overseeing an unbroken chain of revenue growth and profitability that is unprecedented in the industry. Under his leadership, SAS has become renowned for its innovation and corporate culture. His commitment to work-life balance has made SAS a fixture on best workplaces lists worldwide, including No. 1 on the Fortune list for the US and No. 1 on the Great Place to Work Institute’s multinational ranking.

SAS® software was originally created by Goodnight and North Carolina State University colleagues to analyze agricultural research data. Four decades later, a solid reputation for innovation has secured SAS among the world’s largest software companies. Goodnight continues this commitment to breakthrough technology by reinvesting about a quarter of total revenue each year in research and development, nearly double the percentage of other large software companies.

The company’s strategy to provide an environment where employees can reach peak performance has been showcased in Harvard Business Review. Goodnight co-authored “Managing for Creativity” with author Dr. Richard Florida, asserting that companies prosper when they make the best use of their creative capital. "Innovation is the key to success in this business, and creativity fuels innovation," he said. "Creativity is especially important to SAS because software is a product of the mind. Ninety-five percent of my assets drive out the gate every evening. It's my job to maintain a work environment that keeps those people coming back every morning."

Born on Jan. 6, 1943, in Salisbury, NC, Goodnight has strong and dedicated ties to his home state. He earned his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and his master’s in statistics from North Carolina State University (NCSU). He also earned his doctorate in statistics at NCSU, where he was a faculty member from 1972 – 1976. His passion for learning led him to endow several NCSU professorships and make education the focus of SAS' philanthropy. In 1997 he co-founded Cary Academy, an independent college preparatory day school for students in grades six through 12, with the goal of creating a model school for integrating technology into all facets of education.

Shortly before Cary Academy opened, Goodnight launched SAS inSchool® (now called SAS® Curriculum Pathways®), which develops educational software that helps schools meet the challenges of the new millennium. The free software contains the framework for a new generation of teaching courseware that will further extend the use of technology as a learning tool. Year after year, SAS Curriculum Pathways earns awards for educational technologies and, more importantly, the support of students, teachers and parents.

Harvard Business School named Goodnight a Great American Business Leader for his role in making SAS a business that changed the way Americans lived, worked and interacted over the last several decades. He was also named one of America’s 25 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine. Goodnight is an active participant in the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, where CEOs address global issues and business concerns.

Sue
Gordon

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Sue Gordon is Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

Sue Gordon

The Honorable Susan (Sue) M. Gordon was sworn in as the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 7, 2017. As PDDNI, Ms. Gordon assists the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI. In particular, she focuses on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships, and driving innovation across the Community.

With nearly three decades of experience in the IC, Ms. Gordon has served in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines. Most recently, Ms. Gordon served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. In this role, she helped the director lead the agency and manage the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. She drove NGA’s transformation to meet the challenges of a 21st century intelligence agency. She also championed agile governance, recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and expansion of geospatial intelligence services to the open marketplace. She is known for her commitment to diversity and inclusion and, to the women and men of the IC.

Prior to her assignment with NGA, Ms. Gordon served for 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), rising to senior executive positions in each of the Agency’s four directorates: operations, analysis, science and technology, and support. She joined the CIA in 1980 as an analyst in the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research, and went on to serve as the Director of the Office of Advanced Analytic Tools, Director of Special Activities in the Directorate of Science and Technology, Director for Support, and ultimately in concurrent roles as Director of the Information Operations Center and the CIA Director’s senior advisor on cyber. In 1998, she designed and drove the formation of In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit company whose primary purpose is to deliver innovative technology solutions for the agency and the IC. Ms. Gordon has been recognized for her creative executive leadership through numerous awards, including the Presidential Rank Award at the distinguished level.

Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology (biomechanics) from Duke University where she was the captain of the Duke Women’s Basketball team. She and her husband, Jim, live in Northern Virginia, and have two adult children who have also chosen to serve their country.

Rep. Ro
Khanna

D-CA, 17 District

Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District.

Rep. Ro Khanna

Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his second term. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees and is first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He also serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus.

Rep. Khanna is committed to representing the people and ideas rooted in Silicon Valley to the nation and throughout the world. For each job created in the high-tech industry, another four jobs are created. The tech multiplier is even larger than the multiplier for U.S. manufacturing. Rep. Khanna will work to ensure the technology sector is at the forefront of U.S. economic policy and strive to provide opportunities to those our changing economy and technological revolution has left behind. To do so, the U.S. must implement policies that will not only create tech jobs in Silicon Valley but across America. This includes job training programs, economic development initiatives, re-wiring the U.S. labor market, and debt-free college to help working families prepare for the future.

A dedicated political reformer, Rep. Khanna is one of just six elected officials to refuse contributions from PACs and lobbyists. He also supports a 12-year term limit for Members of Congress and a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Rep. Khanna was born in Philadelphia, PA, during America’s bicentennial, to a middle-class family. Both of his parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970s from India in search of opportunity and a better life for their children. His father is a chemical engineer and his mother is a substitute school teacher. Rep. Khanna’s commitment to public service was inspired by his grandfather who was active in Gandhi’s independence movement, worked with Lala Lajpat Rai in India, and spent several years in jail for promoting human rights.

Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Khanna taught economics at Stanford University, law at Santa Clara University, and American Jurisprudence at San Francisco State University. He wrote the book Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America’s Future and worked as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property law. Rep. Khanna served in President Barack Obama’s administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed him to the California Workforce Investment Board. He has also provided pro bono legal counsel to Hurricane Katrina victims with the Mississippi Center for Justice, and co-authored an amicus brief on the fair housing U.S. Supreme Court case, Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.

Rep. Khanna graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and received a law degree from Yale University. As a student at the University of Chicago, he walked precincts during Barack Obama's first campaign for the Illinois Senate in 1996. In his free time, Rep. Khanna enjoys cheering for the Golden State Warriors, watching movies, and traveling. He and his wife Ritu call Fremont, CA, home.

Jessica
Powell

Former Google

Jessica Powell is a Former VP of Google and author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story.

Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell is the author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story, the first novel ever published by the digital platform Medium. Until recently, she was Google’s Vice President of Communications and served on the company’s management team. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, WIRED, and Medium magazine. She is also the co-founder of a startup that builds music software.

James
Manyika

McKinsey

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey, and Chairman and Director of McKinsey Global Institute.

James Manyika

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey and chairman and director of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). James also serves as a member of McKinsey’s Board of Directors.

Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, James is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Tech, Media, and Telecom practice and has advised and worked with the chief executives and founders of many of the world’s leading technology companies in a variety of areas, including strategy, business transformation, and the launch of several market-shaping innovations. He has also advised chief executives in other sectors on strategy, technology and global opportunities.

At MGI, James has led research on technology, the digital economy, future of work, as well as on productivity, growth, and globalization. He published a book on AI and robotics, another on global economic trends, and numerous articles and reports. He has collaborated with technologists, business leaders, leading economists, and policy-makers in the US and around the world on taskforces and commissions on inclusive growth, technology and its impact on the economy and society.

James was appointed by President Obama to serve as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House (2012-16), and by US Commerce Secretaries to the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors (2016-17) and the National Innovation Advisory Board (2010-12). He serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Markle Foundation.

Deeply committed to the power of technology to positively transform society, he serves on the board of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the advisory boards of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, Oxford Internet Institute, as well as Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

A Rhodes Scholar, James received his DPhil. MSc. MA. from Oxford in AI and Robotics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and his BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe as an Anglo-American Scholar. He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute and a fellow of DeepMind.

James is a trustee of the Aspen Institute and has been a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies. He was a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs, and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. At Oxford, he was a member of the Programming Research Group, the Robotics Research Lab, and a fellow of Balliol College.

Frank
Slootman

Snowflake

Frank Slootman is Chairman and CEO of Snowflake.

Frank Slootman

Frank Slootman currently serves as Chairman and CEO at Snowflake. Frank has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the enterprise software industry. Mr. Slootman served as CEO and President of ServiceNow from 2011 to 2017, taking the organization from around $100M in revenue, through an IPO, to $1.4B. Prior to that, Frank served as President of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC following an acquisition of Data Domain Corporation/Data Domain, Inc., where he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President, leading the company through an IPO to its acquisition by EMC for $2.4B. Slootman holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from the Netherlands School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

SPEAKERS

  • BERNARD TYSON

    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

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    BERNARD TYSON

    Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals — known as Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and not-for-profit health plans.

    Tyson assumed the role of chairman in January 2014 and has served as CEO since 2013. His career at Kaiser Permanente has spanned more than 34 years, and he has successfully managed all major aspects of the organization during this time, serving in roles from hospital administrator and division president to chief operating officer of the Oakland, California-based national health care organization.

    Under Tyson’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente continues to lead and set the expectation for delivering affordable, accessible, high-quality health care and improving the health of its members and the 66 million residents in its communities. The organization is delivering on the promise of its “Thrive” campaign by bringing an industry-leading 21st-century approach to health care and coverage that is helping members achieve their aspirations of total health — physical health as well as mental health and wellness. Kaiser Permanente’s 217,000 employees and 22,000 Permanente Medical Group physicians provide personalized, coordinated, and technologically advanced care that consistently delivers some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation, while also leading the country in prevention, cutting-edge treatment, patient safety, and quality.

    Tyson’s influence has been felt both nationally and internationally. Time has listed him on its list of the most influential people in the world and named him one of the Health Care 50. Also, in addition to being named by Modern Healthcare as one of the most influential people in health care for 5 consecutive years, he’s been No. 2 on the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list and on Fast Company’s list of most creative people.

    Tyson serves on the boards of directors for the American Heart Association and Salesforce. He is chair of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) chairman of the International Federation of Health Plans, and a steward of the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge on the Future of Health and Healthcare. Tyson is also chair of the The Business Council and a member of the Bay Area Council, a business-led public policy organization advocating for a strong economy and better quality of life for Bay Area residents.

    A San Francisco Bay Area native, Tyson earned a Master of Business Administration in Health Service Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Health Service Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He earned a leadership certificate from Harvard University.

  • DREW HOUSTON

    Dropbox

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    DREW HOUSTON

    Drew co-founded Dropbox in 2007. He’s led our growth from a simple idea to a service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Drew’s responsible for the direction and product strategy of our company.

  • JIM GOODNIGHT

    SAS

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    JIM GOODNIGHT

    As the CEO of SAS, the world’s leading business analytics software vendor, Jim Goodnight has led the company since its inception in 1976, overseeing an unbroken chain of revenue growth and profitability that is unprecedented in the industry. Under his leadership, SAS has become renowned for its innovation and corporate culture. His commitment to work-life balance has made SAS a fixture on best workplaces lists worldwide, including No. 1 on the Fortune list for the US and No. 1 on the Great Place to Work Institute’s multinational ranking.

    SAS® software was originally created by Goodnight and North Carolina State University colleagues to analyze agricultural research data. Four decades later, a solid reputation for innovation has secured SAS among the world’s largest software companies. Goodnight continues this commitment to breakthrough technology by reinvesting about a quarter of total revenue each year in research and development, nearly double the percentage of other large software companies.

    The company’s strategy to provide an environment where employees can reach peak performance has been showcased in Harvard Business Review. Goodnight co-authored “Managing for Creativity” with author Dr. Richard Florida, asserting that companies prosper when they make the best use of their creative capital. "Innovation is the key to success in this business, and creativity fuels innovation," he said. "Creativity is especially important to SAS because software is a product of the mind. Ninety-five percent of my assets drive out the gate every evening. It's my job to maintain a work environment that keeps those people coming back every morning."

    Born on Jan. 6, 1943, in Salisbury, NC, Goodnight has strong and dedicated ties to his home state. He earned his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and his master’s in statistics from North Carolina State University (NCSU). He also earned his doctorate in statistics at NCSU, where he was a faculty member from 1972 – 1976. His passion for learning led him to endow several NCSU professorships and make education the focus of SAS' philanthropy. In 1997 he co-founded Cary Academy, an independent college preparatory day school for students in grades six through 12, with the goal of creating a model school for integrating technology into all facets of education.

    Shortly before Cary Academy opened, Goodnight launched SAS inSchool® (now called SAS® Curriculum Pathways®), which develops educational software that helps schools meet the challenges of the new millennium. The free software contains the framework for a new generation of teaching courseware that will further extend the use of technology as a learning tool. Year after year, SAS Curriculum Pathways earns awards for educational technologies and, more importantly, the support of students, teachers and parents.

    Harvard Business School named Goodnight a Great American Business Leader for his role in making SAS a business that changed the way Americans lived, worked and interacted over the last several decades. He was also named one of America’s 25 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine. Goodnight is an active participant in the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, where CEOs address global issues and business concerns.

  • SUE GORDON

    Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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    SUE GORDON

    The Honorable Susan (Sue) M. Gordon was sworn in as the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 7, 2017. As PDDNI, Ms. Gordon assists the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI. In particular, she focuses on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships, and driving innovation across the Community.

    With nearly three decades of experience in the IC, Ms. Gordon has served in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines. Most recently, Ms. Gordon served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. In this role, she helped the director lead the agency and manage the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. She drove NGA’s transformation to meet the challenges of a 21st century intelligence agency. She also championed agile governance, recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and expansion of geospatial intelligence services to the open marketplace. She is known for her commitment to diversity and inclusion and, to the women and men of the IC.

    Prior to her assignment with NGA, Ms. Gordon served for 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), rising to senior executive positions in each of the Agency’s four directorates: operations, analysis, science and technology, and support. She joined the CIA in 1980 as an analyst in the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research, and went on to serve as the Director of the Office of Advanced Analytic Tools, Director of Special Activities in the Directorate of Science and Technology, Director for Support, and ultimately in concurrent roles as Director of the Information Operations Center and the CIA Director’s senior advisor on cyber. In 1998, she designed and drove the formation of In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit company whose primary purpose is to deliver innovative technology solutions for the agency and the IC. Ms. Gordon has been recognized for her creative executive leadership through numerous awards, including the Presidential Rank Award at the distinguished level.

    Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology (biomechanics) from Duke University where she was the captain of the Duke Women’s Basketball team. She and her husband, Jim, live in Northern Virginia, and have two adult children who have also chosen to serve their country.

  • REP. RO KHANNA

    D-CA, 17 District

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    REP. RO KHANNA

    Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his second term. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees and is first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He also serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus.

    Rep. Khanna is committed to representing the people and ideas rooted in Silicon Valley to the nation and throughout the world. For each job created in the high-tech industry, another four jobs are created. The tech multiplier is even larger than the multiplier for U.S. manufacturing. Rep. Khanna will work to ensure the technology sector is at the forefront of U.S. economic policy and strive to provide opportunities to those our changing economy and technological revolution has left behind. To do so, the U.S. must implement policies that will not only create tech jobs in Silicon Valley but across America. This includes job training programs, economic development initiatives, re-wiring the U.S. labor market, and debt-free college to help working families prepare for the future.

    A dedicated political reformer, Rep. Khanna is one of just six elected officials to refuse contributions from PACs and lobbyists. He also supports a 12-year term limit for Members of Congress and a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Rep. Khanna was born in Philadelphia, PA, during America’s bicentennial, to a middle-class family. Both of his parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970s from India in search of opportunity and a better life for their children. His father is a chemical engineer and his mother is a substitute school teacher. Rep. Khanna’s commitment to public service was inspired by his grandfather who was active in Gandhi’s independence movement, worked with Lala Lajpat Rai in India, and spent several years in jail for promoting human rights.

    Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Khanna taught economics at Stanford University, law at Santa Clara University, and American Jurisprudence at San Francisco State University. He wrote the book Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America’s Future and worked as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property law. Rep. Khanna served in President Barack Obama’s administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed him to the California Workforce Investment Board. He has also provided pro bono legal counsel to Hurricane Katrina victims with the Mississippi Center for Justice, and co-authored an amicus brief on the fair housing U.S. Supreme Court case, Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.

    Rep. Khanna graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and received a law degree from Yale University. As a student at the University of Chicago, he walked precincts during Barack Obama's first campaign for the Illinois Senate in 1996. In his free time, Rep. Khanna enjoys cheering for the Golden State Warriors, watching movies, and traveling. He and his wife Ritu call Fremont, CA, home.

  • JESSICA POWELL

    Former Google

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    JESSICA POWELL

    Jessica Powell is the author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story, the first novel ever published by the digital platform Medium. Until recently, she was Google’s Vice President of Communications and served on the company’s management team. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, WIRED, and Medium magazine. She is also the co-founder of a startup that builds music software.

  • JAMES MANYIKA

    McKinsey

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    JAMES MANYIKA

    James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey and chairman and director of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). James also serves as a member of McKinsey’s Board of Directors.

    Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, James is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Tech, Media, and Telecom practice and has advised and worked with the chief executives and founders of many of the world’s leading technology companies in a variety of areas, including strategy, business transformation, and the launch of several market-shaping innovations. He has also advised chief executives in other sectors on strategy, technology and global opportunities.

    At MGI, James has led research on technology, the digital economy, future of work, as well as on productivity, growth, and globalization. He published a book on AI and robotics, another on global economic trends, and numerous articles and reports. He has collaborated with technologists, business leaders, leading economists, and policy-makers in the US and around the world on taskforces and commissions on inclusive growth, technology and its impact on the economy and society.

    James was appointed by President Obama to serve as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House (2012-16), and by US Commerce Secretaries to the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors (2016-17) and the National Innovation Advisory Board (2010-12). He serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Markle Foundation.

    Deeply committed to the power of technology to positively transform society, he serves on the board of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the advisory boards of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, Oxford Internet Institute, as well as Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

    A Rhodes Scholar, James received his DPhil. MSc. MA. from Oxford in AI and Robotics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and his BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe as an Anglo-American Scholar. He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute and a fellow of DeepMind.

    James is a trustee of the Aspen Institute and has been a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies. He was a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs, and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. At Oxford, he was a member of the Programming Research Group, the Robotics Research Lab, and a fellow of Balliol College.

  • FRANK SLOOTMAN

    Snowflake

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    FRANK SLOOTMAN

    Frank Slootman currently serves as Chairman and CEO at Snowflake. Frank has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the enterprise software industry. Mr. Slootman served as CEO and President of ServiceNow from 2011 to 2017, taking the organization from around $100M in revenue, through an IPO, to $1.4B. Prior to that, Frank served as President of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC following an acquisition of Data Domain Corporation/Data Domain, Inc., where he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President, leading the company through an IPO to its acquisition by EMC for $2.4B. Slootman holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from the Netherlands School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • SANJAY VIRMANI

    FBI

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    SANJAY VIRMANI

    Sanjay Virmani currently serves as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the FBI San Francisco Field Office, overseeing the Cyber Branch for the office. Prior to that, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters as Assistant Section Chief of the Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section and also as Unit Chief of the Cyberterrorism Unit, which is focused on identifying, obtaining intelligence on and disrupting cyberterrorists and their networks globally. In 2013, he was detailed to INTERPOL as Director of their Digital Crime Center in Singapore, which is the operational arm of INTERPOL tasked with supporting cybercrime investigations in its 190 member countries. Mr. Virmani also served as a Supervisory Special Agent with FBI San Francisco and has many years of experience as an investigator in computer intrusion and cyberterrorism matters. Mr. Virmani has also led multi-agency initiatives against terrorist use of the Internet as a supervisor in the FBI's Counterterrorism and Cyber Divisions.

  • GLEN TULLMAN

    Livongo Health

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    GLEN TULLMAN

    Glen Tullman is the Executive Chairman and Founder of Livongo Health, the consumer first digital health pioneer committed to empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. He is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and other chronic conditions—and to keeping people healthy until these cures are found.

    A visionary leader and entrepreneur, he previously ran two public companies that changed the way health care is delivered. Most recently, Tullman served as Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, at the time he was there the leading provider of electronic health records, practice management, and electronic prescribing systems. He is the author of On Our Terms: Empowering the New Health Consumer, in which he proposes new solutions to address the chronic-condition epidemic facing our country.

    A strong proponent of philanthropy, Tullman also serves as a Chancellor to the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as a Board Member of the American Diabetes Association. Tullman has three amazing children that inspire him every day.

  • CHRISFINO KENYATTA LEAL

    The Last Mile

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    CHRISFINO KENYATTA LEAL

    Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal is a founding member and returned citizen of The Last Mile program at San Quentin. Upon his release in 2013, Kenyatta began a paid internship at RocketSpace and was subsequently promoted into Management and Sales positions with the San Francisco based technology campus. In 2018 Kenyatta joined The Last Mile full time as a Business Development Specialist. He also serves as an evangelist for The Last Mile and is a featured speaker at numerous conferences and corporate events.

  • CHRIS REDLITZ

    Transmedia Capital

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    CHRIS REDLITZ

    Chris Redlitz is the Managing Partner of Transmedia Capital, one of the best performing micro funds in Silicon Valley, focused on early stage digital media and commerce platforms. Chris has worked with many aspiring entrepreneurs through KickLabs, one of the country’s leading technology accelerators he co-founded in 2009. He received Ad Age’s prestigious i20 award for his contributions to the development of interactive marketing and advertising. Earlier in his career, Chris was part of Reebok’s explosive growth where he held positions in sales and marketing and also owned one of the first specialty sports retail chains in Southern California. For over twenty years, Chris was a distance runner completing marathons and ultra-marathons. Today he is an avid cyclist and health advocate.

  • JON FORTT

    CNBC

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    JON FORTT

    Jon Fortt is co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET) broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he was 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. He also contributes to CNBC.com.

    He 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 2.0magazine 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.

    As a personal technology writer, his coverage duties included Apple, Palm and Adobe. He also served in roles outside the business department, covering education, editing local news and developing technology strategy. As the newspaper's senior Web editor, he helped develop a blog and podcast network, managed the creation of multimedia projects and served on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.

    Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English.

    Follow Jon Fortt on Twitter @jonfortt. Listen to his podcast, Fortt Knox.

  • TYLER MATHISEN

    CNBC

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    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.

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