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@Work People + Machines

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

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SPEAKERS

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.

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.

Bernard J.
Tyson

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Bernard Tyson is Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente.

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.

With annual operating revenue of nearly $80 billion, Kaiser Permanente serves 12.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. 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 68 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 Deputy Chairman of the Americas of the International Federation of Health Plans, former chair of American Health Insurance Plans and a steward of the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge on the Future of Health and Healthcare. Tyson is also a member of the Business Council and Bay Area Councils, 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.

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.

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.

Matt
Olsen

Uber

Matt Olsen is Chief Trust and Security Officer of Uber.

Matt Olsen

Matt Olsen is the Chief Trust and Security Officer at Uber, where he leads a global team responsible for cybersecurity, corporate security and investigations, and law enforcement engagement.

Olsen previously worked for over two decades as a leading government official on national security, cyber, and intelligence. Olsen served for three years in the Obama Administration as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and helped to lead the government’s counterterrorism efforts. Prior to joining NCTC, Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency.

Olsen also served in leadership positions at the Department of Justice, where he managed national security and criminal cases and helped establish the National Security Division. Olsen also was Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For over a decade, Olsen worked as a federal prosecutor and began his public service career as a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

In addition to his public service, Olsen was a co-founder and president of IronNet Cybersecurity and a national security analyst for ABC News. Olsen also teaches at Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. He is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and serves on the board of Human Rights First and several advisory boards.

Olsen graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia.

Poppy
Crum

Dolby Laboratories

Poppy Crum, PhD, is Chief Scientist of Dolby Laboratories.

Poppy Crum

Poppy Crum works to bridge the gap between technology and insightful, effective human interaction. As a multi-dimensional advocate of empathetic technology, she builds technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and how we interact with the world.

Poppy serves as the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and Program in Symbolic Systems.

Poppy is dedicated to the development of immersive technologies that leverage human physiology and perceptual realities to enhance our experiences and interactions in the world. She has advanced a mission to democratize the way people of all abilities benefit from sensory technologies – and how effectively technology communicates back to each of us. She believes the power of intelligent technologies is only realized with dynamic optimization and learning of as much of our personal and contextual data as possible.

At Dolby, Poppy directs the growth of internal science. She is responsible for integrating neuroscience and sensory data science into algorithm design, technological development, and technology strategy. At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of new technologies including gaming and immersive environments such as Augmented and Virtual Reality on neuroplasticity and learning.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    With annual operating revenue of nearly $80 billion, Kaiser Permanente serves 12.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. 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 68 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 Deputy Chairman of the Americas of the International Federation of Health Plans, former chair of American Health Insurance Plans and a steward of the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge on the Future of Health and Healthcare. Tyson is also a member of the Business Council and Bay Area Councils, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MATT OLSEN

    Uber

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    MATT OLSEN

    Matt Olsen is the Chief Trust and Security Officer at Uber, where he leads a global team responsible for cybersecurity, corporate security and investigations, and law enforcement engagement.

    Olsen previously worked for over two decades as a leading government official on national security, cyber, and intelligence. Olsen served for three years in the Obama Administration as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and helped to lead the government’s counterterrorism efforts. Prior to joining NCTC, Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency.

    Olsen also served in leadership positions at the Department of Justice, where he managed national security and criminal cases and helped establish the National Security Division. Olsen also was Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For over a decade, Olsen worked as a federal prosecutor and began his public service career as a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

    In addition to his public service, Olsen was a co-founder and president of IronNet Cybersecurity and a national security analyst for ABC News. Olsen also teaches at Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. He is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and serves on the board of Human Rights First and several advisory boards.

    Olsen graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia.

  • POPPY CRUM

    Dolby Laboratories

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    POPPY CRUM

    Poppy Crum works to bridge the gap between technology and insightful, effective human interaction. As a multi-dimensional advocate of empathetic technology, she builds technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and how we interact with the world.

    Poppy serves as the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and Program in Symbolic Systems.

    Poppy is dedicated to the development of immersive technologies that leverage human physiology and perceptual realities to enhance our experiences and interactions in the world. She has advanced a mission to democratize the way people of all abilities benefit from sensory technologies – and how effectively technology communicates back to each of us. She believes the power of intelligent technologies is only realized with dynamic optimization and learning of as much of our personal and contextual data as possible.

    At Dolby, Poppy directs the growth of internal science. She is responsible for integrating neuroscience and sensory data science into algorithm design, technological development, and technology strategy. At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of new technologies including gaming and immersive environments such as Augmented and Virtual Reality on neuroplasticity and learning.

  • 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.

  • JENNIFER FONSTAD

    Owl Capital Group

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    JENNIFER FONSTAD

    Jennifer Fonstad is a serial entrepreneur and veteran venture investor with over two decades of experience in Mobile and Enterprise technology, including Healthcare IT. Prior to the Owl Capital Group, she co-founded Aspect Ventures in 2014, an early stage investment firm with $350M under management. Jennifer also served as a Managing Director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 17 years where she helped grow the firm from $150M under management to over $3.5B. Jennifer's invested in 40 software and healthcare companies with 5 IPOs and 6 M&A exits including Athenahealth, Flurry, Nanostring. Sutro Bio, and the Real Real. She is also a co-founder of Broadway Angels, a San Francisco-based angel network with over 40 investments and 50 women members drawing from the VC and technology communities.

    Jennifer’s success as an investor has landed her on the Forbes Midas List twice and in 2016 she was named Deloitte’s “Venture Capitalist of the Year.” She is a graduate, Cum Laude, from Georgetown University and holds an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School. Prior to venture investing, Jennifer was a consultant with Bain & Company and spent a year teaching math to high school students in sub-Sahara(n) Africa. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member for the Mastercard Foundation, a $30 billion foundation working to create 30MM jobs in Africa by 2030. She also serves on the HBS Dean's Advisory Board, the Edwards Lifesciences Digital Health Advisory Board, and the HBS West Research Center Advisory Board. Her favorite role is as a mother of four children.

  • 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. Chris has been a successful investor and adviser for the last two decades, and launched the first technology accelerator in San Francisco in 2009. Chris has been on the forefront of the evolution of e-commerce, marketing, and media since the initial commercialization of the web, and 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 competitive distance runner completing marathons and ultra-marathons. Today he is an avid cyclist and health advocate.

    In 2010, Chris and his wife (and business partner) Beverly Parenti co-founded The Last Mile, teaching entrepreneurship inside San Quentin State Prison. The Last Mile has evolved into the most progressive and requested prison education program in the United States. Today, The Last Mile teaches computer coding inside 17 prison classrooms in 5 states. The goal is to be in 50 classrooms within the next 5 years. Many graduates of the program have flourished as software engineers in prominent Silicon Valley technology companies. Over the last 10 years, The Last Mile graduates have a 0% recidivism rate.

  • JON COHEN

    SurveyMonkey

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    JON COHEN

    Jon Cohen is Chief Research Officer at SurveyMonkey. He joined the company in January 2014 bringing nearly two decades of research expertise to its portfolio of survey software products, as well as strategic direction for future innovations. Previously, he was Vice President of Research at the Pew Research Center. As Director of Polling and Polling Editor, he also led The Washington Post’s polling operation through two presidential campaigns and four congressional cycles, as well as numerous gubernatorial and mayoral elections. Prior to the Post, he was a polling expert at ABC News and the Public Policy Institute of California. Jon is a TEDx speaker and an active member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Jon earned an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in History from Johns Hopkins University.

  • SUZANNE KELLY

    The Cipher Brief

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    SUZANNE KELLY

    Suzanne Kelly is Founder, CEO & Publisher of The Cipher Brief, (www.thecipherbrief.com), a digital website providing expert analysis and insight on national and global security issues. Kelly is also founder of The Cyber Initiatives Group, a public-private thought leadership community. Kelly also produces The Cipher Brief's Annual Threat Conference in Sea Island, GA. Previously, Kelly was CNN’s Intelligence Correspondent and also worked as an Executive Producer for CNN and as a news anchor at CNN International based in Berlin and Atlanta.

  • 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.

  • DEIRDRE BOSA

    CNBC

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    DEIRDRE BOSA

    Deirdre Bosa re-joined CNBC in October 2016 as a technology reporter based at the network's San Francisco bureau, CNBC@1Market.

    Previously, she was a frequent presence on air and online as a CNBC contributor, reporting out of Vancouver, Canada.

    Bosa joined CNBC in 2012 covering the markets and economies of London and Singapore. She has co-anchored morning programs including "Squawk Box Asia," "Squawk Box Europe," and "Worldwide Exchange."

    Bosa has reported from events including the World Economic Forum in Davos and CeBIT in Germany and interviewed some of the world's key business figures including Richard Branson, James Gorman, Arianna Huffington, Bob Diamond and Bill McDermott.

    Prior to CNBC, Bosa was an anchor and reporter for CCTV News International based in Beijing, as well as a contributor to Fox Business News. Deirdre also worked for several multinational corporations including Barrick Gold in Toronto and Rio Tinto in Shanghai.

    Deirdre Bosa is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada and University of Hong Kong's Masters of Journalism program.

  • 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.

AGENDA

9:00am - 11:30am

Sound and Vision at Dolby Labs

We’ll spend our morning on an exclusive, interactive, behind-the-scenes tour of Dolby Laboratories. Attendees will get a peek inside the cutting-edge labs where researchers study how our minds process sound and images. Their goal: use neuroscience and sensory data science to help machines better understand their human users, create “empathetic technology” and change the way we work. We’ll also learn how Dolby’s helping make music, TV, movies and video games ever more immersive experiences, through partnerships with leading artists, and companies like Netflix, Apple and Amazon.
Host: Poppy Crum, PhD, Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories; Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Moderator: Deirdre Bosa, Technology Reporter, CNBC

12:00pm - 5:00pm

@Work Main Sessions

Lunch and Networking

 

Welcome Remarks
Tyler Mathisen, Co-anchor, “Power Lunch;” Vice President, Events Strategy, CNBC

 

Leadership @Work: Managing A Multi-Billion Dollar Digital Transformation  
Kaiser Permanente employs hundreds of thousands and treats millions. As they transition to their new headquarters in the Bay Area, they’re also in the midst of a massive and complex digital transformation. We’ll ask chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson how his workforce will need to change to adapt to and leverage new technologies.
Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, Co-anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC

Happiness @Work: How Satisfied Is the Workforce, Really?
How happy are your employees in their jobs? What are their hopes for (and fears about) the future? We present the latest data from our Workplace Happiness Survey, in partnership with SurveyMonkey.
Presenter: Jon Cohen, Chief Research Officer, SurveyMonkey
Moderator: Tyler Mathisen, Co-anchor, “Power Lunch;” Vice President, Events Strategy, CNBC

 

Mission @Work: Making Tech Great Again
Walkouts, privacy scandals, ethically dubious business deals, bloated valuations and bro-culture. Suffice it to say that the tech industry has suffered some bad PR lately. With the threat of regulation looming and a restive workforce, how does the tech industry regain its reputation as a beacon for how great work gets done?
Jennifer Fonstad, Managing Director, Owl Capital Group
Jessica Powell, Author, “The Big Disruption;” Fmr VP of Communications, Google
Interviewer: Deirdre Bosa, Technology Reporter, CNBC

Justice @Work: San Quentin to Silicon Valley
By 2020 a million tech jobs in the U.S. will go unfilled. But one organization is finding new workers in unlikely places: prisons. Is teaching convicts to code part of the answer to address a shortage that threatens to slow future industry growth? 
Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal
, Founding Member and Returned Citizen, The Last Mile
Chris Redlitz, Managing Partner, Transmedia Capital; Co-founder, The Last Mile
Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, Co-anchor, “Power Lunch;” Vice President, Events Strategy, CNBC

 

Networking Break

 

Data @Work: Separating the Signal from the Noise
Talking artificial intelligence and machine learning is one thing. But for many companies, true AI and ML are still more about potential rather than practical application. We’ll talk to two leaders who are helping organizations get their data out of narrow silos and into the hands of more employees and consumers.
Frank Slootman, Chairman and CEO, Snowflake
Glen Tullman, Founder and Chairman, Livongo
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, Co-anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC

 

Talent @Work: Evolving Technology, Evolving Workforce
Transformative new technologies require transformed teams. How can organizations develop a dynamic and nimble workforce that can not only adapt to, but also drive and leverage innovation? We’ll ask the man referred to as “The Godfather of Data Analytics.”
Jim Goodnight, Co-founder and CEO, SAS
Interviewer: Deirdre Bosa, Technology Reporter, CNBC


Security @Work: Insider Threats and How to Spot Them
We know about cyberthreats coming from abroad, whether they be nation-states or organized criminals. But as recent events have proved, sometimes the threat is as close as the next cubicle over. How should organizations balance the need to provide more access to more people, with the possibility that one person can create havoc? How is that person identified before it’s too late, and how is any possible damage mitigated?
Presentation:
Sanjay Virmani, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Cyber, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Discussion:
Sue Gordon, Fmr Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Matt Olsen, Chief Trust and Security Officer, Uber; Fmr Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Interviewer: Suzanne Kelly, CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief

 

Productivity @Work: Does Better Tech Equal Better Work?
We have better and better tools, but expected productivity gains have not been realized. In fact, many feel that the myriad powerful technologies we use every day only make our working lives more difficult. What’s gone wrong, and how do we fix it?
Drew Houston, Co-founder and CEO, Dropbox
Interviewer: Deirdre Bosa, Technology Reporter, CNBC

 

Closing Remarks
Tyler Mathisen, Co-anchor, “Power Lunch;” Vice President, Events Strategy, CNBC

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COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE

  • GE Digital
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • HP
  • Postmates
  • StubHub
  • Warner Brothers
  • Wells Fargo
  • Zoom Video Communications

Accommodations

A limited number of guestrooms have been reserved for CNBC @Work Summit attendees at the reduced room rate.

Book your group rate at the St. Regis San Francisco here.