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@Work Summit

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation, along with demographic changes, are leading to big shifts in today’s workforce. These developments will also fundamentally change the relationship between employers and their workforce and require a reimagining of the workplace. CNBC’s @Work is a three-part series that taps the unrivaled expertise and connections of CNBC’s journalists to examine the impact of new technology on three different disciplines— human resources, IT and finance.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

CHROs, CTOs, COOs, CFOs and other top executives leading digital transformation and preparing their companies and employees for the future

WHO WILL SPEAK

C-suite executives who play a critical role building the teams of tomorrow that will leverage tech at scale

PAST SPEAKERS

Ginni
Rometty

IBM

Ginni Rometty is Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM.

Ginni Rometty

Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty is chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM.

Since becoming CEO in January 2012, Ginni has led IBM through the most significant transformation in its history, reinventing the company to lead in the new era of AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and quantum technologies, all delivered on IBM’s enterprise-strength cloud platform. Today, IBM is the world leader in AI and cloud computing for business, underpinned with trust and security.

Throughout IBM’s reinvention, Ginni has worked to ensure that new technologies are developed and deployed in a way that is ethical and enduring. IBM was the first, for example, to publish long-held principles of trust for AI, data responsibility and data transparency.

IBM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion also has advanced under Ginni’s leadership. This includes extending parental leave and making it easier for women to return to the workforce through a “returnships” program with hands-on work experience in emerging technologies. This pioneering work was recognized in 2018 by the prestigious Catalyst Award for advancing diversity and women’s initiatives. IBM is the only tech company to have earned this recognition in the last 20 years and the only company ever to be honored four times.

IBM under Ginni’s leadership also has led the way on ensuring society is prepared for this new era of data. This includes equipping workers for “new collar” job roles in emerging technology fields that do not always require a bachelor’s degree. The IBM-created Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) education model is a six-year program that prepares students for career success by combining high-school with a community college degree, mentoring and internships – all within existing local education budgets. Today, there are more than 120 schools worldwide, bringing technology employment opportunities to more than 100,000 students.

Beginning her career with IBM in 1981, Ginni held a series of leadership positions across the company and led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.

Ginni has a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University, where she later was awarded an honorary degree. She also has an honorary degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University and the boards of overseers and managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cyber Group and is a member of the advisory board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

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.

Bo
Young Lee

Uber

Bo Young Lee is Uber's first Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer.

Bo Young Lee

Bo leads Uber’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the company, with our stakeholders, and in the communities where we operate. Bo partners with senior leadership including its CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to build a work culture where radically diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation, accelerate growth, and build a work culture and systems were all employees have the opportunity to excel and grow to their highest potential. Prior to joining Uber, Bo was the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Risk and Insurance Services businesses for Marsh and McLennan Companies. Bo also launched and led Aon/Hewitt Associates’ Global Emerging Workforce Solutions consulting practice and held diversity leadership roles at Ernst & Young and National Grid. Bo also served as a Director of Advisory Services at Catalyst, the leading non-profit focused on the advancement of women in business. As a consultant and thought leader, Bo has enabled dozens of clients to achieve their diversity & inclusion goals. Past clients include Marriott International, Northern Trust, John Deere, Allstate, Booz & Co., Discover, Aon, Human Rights Campaign, and McKesson. Bo has an MBA with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA magna cum laude from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is a frequently sought after speaker and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, Business Insurance, and other media outlets and conferences. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughters, Annabelle and Beatrice, and Betty the dog.

Jason
Fried

Basecamp

Jason Fried is co-founder & CEO of Basecamp.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried is co-founder & CEO of Basecamp, makers of a leading web-based project management and communication platform. A self-described “non-serial entrepreneur”, he created and sold his first software product while a student at the University of Arizona, and has been running Basecamp (formerly 37signals) since its founding in 1999. Fried is also the New York Times bestselling co-author of the books “Getting Real”, “REWORK”, “Remote”, and the recent “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”, released in 2018. Follow him on Twitter @JasonFried.

JAYNE
PARKER

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Jayne Parker is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Walt Disney Company.

JAYNE PARKER

Jayne Parker serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for The Walt Disney Company. In her current role, Ms. Parker is responsible for leading Disney's overall human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, employee relations, and security. As CHRO, she has changed the function, culture, and impact of HR across the Company to support its business goals and strategies as well as the needs and aspirations of its 195,000 employees around the world. She has worked with leaders across Disney’s many lines of business to build and manage an HR organization that reflects and supports their dynamic needs. While Ms. Parker has been CHRO, Disney has acquired Marvel, Lucasfilm, and a controlling interest in BAMTech, and has grown its global employee population by more than 30,000 people. Ms. Parker was named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Walt Disney Company in September 2009.

As CHRO, Ms. Parker has overseen efforts that have resulted in: more effective and streamlined companywide talent acquisition practices that better utilize technology; a companywide diversity and inclusion strategy, including initiatives to improve diversity at the executive level, expanded hiring of veterans, launch of a global workplace and women’s initiative, and launch of a companywide Hispanic initiative; a redesigned retirement program; an initiative to harmonize compensation and benefit programs across the Company to promote efficient internal movement of talent; and more thoughtful, comprehensive talent management and talent development programs. One of Ms. Parker’s major contributions as CHRO has been opening an important dialogue between Disney and its employees through a comprehensive bi-annual survey that engages employees at all levels and serves as the foundation for future change and progress. In addition, Ms. Parker has transformed Disney’s HR structure to include centers of excellence and shared services, as well as segment-specific support. In this model, HR leaders oversee both company and segment HR efforts, and the connectedness established has resulted in greater accountability, stronger collaboration among businesses, improved efficiency, and increased effectiveness in meeting both business and companywide priorities and needs.

Previously, Ms. Parker served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. In this position, she had responsibility for all human resources-related services for nearly 100,000 Cast Members, Crew Members, and Imagineers globally, including: employee/labor relations, diversity and inclusion, compliance, recruitment, talent planning, learning and development, organizational development, compensation, benefits, and workforce planning. She led a team focused on developing and implementing strategies that drove business results, created a positive work environment and experience for Cast, Crew and Imagineers and increased levels of employee engagement. She also served as a member of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Executive Committee.

Ms. Parker began her Disney career in 1988, developing the programs that became a part of the Disney Institute. Over the next 20 years, she took on positions of increasing responsibility at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, including Manager and Director of Disney University, Director and Vice President of Organization Improvement, and Vice President of Organization and Professional Development.

Prior to joining Disney, Ms. Parker was a consultant with Wilson Learning Corporation, where she was responsible for designing and developing media-based programs and management development seminars for education and assessment. During that time, products she developed were awarded first- and second-place by the International Television & Video Association.

Ms. Parker holds degrees in communications and education, a master's in instruction design and technology, and an M.B.A. − all from the University of Central Florida.

Vasant
Dhar

NYU Stern School of Business

Vasant Dhar is a professor at NYU Stern School of Business and Center for Data Science.

Vasant Dhar

Vasant Dhar is a Data Scientist whose research addresses the following question: when do computers make better decisions than humans?

The research is grounded in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and data big and small. The major problem areas addressed in the research are finance, healthcare, education, business, and sports. In the financial arena, for example, his major question asks whether you should trust your money to a robot.

Similar questions apply in the other arenas. For example, could computers make better teachers than humans? Could they offer valuable healthcare advice to us that experts aren’t able to provide? Could they become valuable assistant coaches?

As recently as five years ago, it would have seemed preposterous to think that computers might drive cars better than humans in our lifetime yet driverless cars are here already. Computers are making more and more decisions for us, and increasingly so in areas that require human judgment. How might we leverage the rapid advances in machine intelligence in areas such as finance, healthcare, and education?
Professor Dhar teaches courses on Trading Strategies, Prediction, Data Science, and Foundations of FinTech. He also writes on IT-driven transformation such as the one currently driving education, and implications for how firms talk to customers and partners and govern data responsibly.

He has written over 70 research articles, funded by grants from industry and the National Science Foundation. He pioneered the use of machine learning for predictive modeling on Wall Street across proprietary systematic trading, risk management, and customer and salesforce management. He is a frequent speaker in academic as well as industrial forums.

Professor Dhar received his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

Catherine
Bessant

Bank of America

Catherine Bessant is COO and CTO of Bank of America.

Catherine Bessant

Catherine Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, Bessant has led Global Technology and Operations (GT&O), delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries.

Bessant has held a number of senior leadership roles for the company. She was president, Global Corporate Banking; president, Global Product Solutions and Global Treasury Services; chief marketing officer; president, Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking; national Small Business Segment executive; and president of the Florida market. She joined the bank as a corporate banker in 1982.

Bessant represents our employees on a number of important topics serving as executive sponsor for the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride executive board, the LGBT Ally program, and the Disability Advisory Council. She is one of OUTstanding’s top 10 Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives.

Active in the community and region, Bessant received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, she was awarded the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine and was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal with the Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award. She chairs the North Tryon Vision Plan Advisory Committee.

Bessant recently led the formation of The Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Managed by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the council will convene the brightest minds from tech, business, academia and government.

Bessant serves on the board of directors of Zurich Insurance Group and the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is ranked No. 1 among the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker. She also appears on Working Mother magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Working Moms” list of 2018.

PAST SPEAKERS

  • GINNI ROMETTY

    IBM

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    GINNI ROMETTY

    Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty is chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM.

    Since becoming CEO in January 2012, Ginni has led IBM through the most significant transformation in its history, reinventing the company to lead in the new era of AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and quantum technologies, all delivered on IBM’s enterprise-strength cloud platform. Today, IBM is the world leader in AI and cloud computing for business, underpinned with trust and security.

    Throughout IBM’s reinvention, Ginni has worked to ensure that new technologies are developed and deployed in a way that is ethical and enduring. IBM was the first, for example, to publish long-held principles of trust for AI, data responsibility and data transparency.

    IBM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion also has advanced under Ginni’s leadership. This includes extending parental leave and making it easier for women to return to the workforce through a “returnships” program with hands-on work experience in emerging technologies. This pioneering work was recognized in 2018 by the prestigious Catalyst Award for advancing diversity and women’s initiatives. IBM is the only tech company to have earned this recognition in the last 20 years and the only company ever to be honored four times.

    IBM under Ginni’s leadership also has led the way on ensuring society is prepared for this new era of data. This includes equipping workers for “new collar” job roles in emerging technology fields that do not always require a bachelor’s degree. The IBM-created Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) education model is a six-year program that prepares students for career success by combining high-school with a community college degree, mentoring and internships – all within existing local education budgets. Today, there are more than 120 schools worldwide, bringing technology employment opportunities to more than 100,000 students.

    Beginning her career with IBM in 1981, Ginni held a series of leadership positions across the company and led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.

    Ginni has a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University, where she later was awarded an honorary degree. She also has an honorary degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University and the boards of overseers and managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cyber Group and is a member of the advisory board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

  • 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.

  • BO YOUNG LEE

    Uber

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    BO YOUNG LEE

    Bo leads Uber’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the company, with our stakeholders, and in the communities where we operate. Bo partners with senior leadership including its CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to build a work culture where radically diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation, accelerate growth, and build a work culture and systems were all employees have the opportunity to excel and grow to their highest potential. Prior to joining Uber, Bo was the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Risk and Insurance Services businesses for Marsh and McLennan Companies. Bo also launched and led Aon/Hewitt Associates’ Global Emerging Workforce Solutions consulting practice and held diversity leadership roles at Ernst & Young and National Grid. Bo also served as a Director of Advisory Services at Catalyst, the leading non-profit focused on the advancement of women in business. As a consultant and thought leader, Bo has enabled dozens of clients to achieve their diversity & inclusion goals. Past clients include Marriott International, Northern Trust, John Deere, Allstate, Booz & Co., Discover, Aon, Human Rights Campaign, and McKesson. Bo has an MBA with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA magna cum laude from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is a frequently sought after speaker and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, Business Insurance, and other media outlets and conferences. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughters, Annabelle and Beatrice, and Betty the dog.

  • JASON FRIED

    Basecamp

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    JASON FRIED

    Jason Fried is co-founder & CEO of Basecamp, makers of a leading web-based project management and communication platform. A self-described “non-serial entrepreneur”, he created and sold his first software product while a student at the University of Arizona, and has been running Basecamp (formerly 37signals) since its founding in 1999. Fried is also the New York Times bestselling co-author of the books “Getting Real”, “REWORK”, “Remote”, and the recent “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”, released in 2018. Follow him on Twitter @JasonFried.

  • JAYNE PARKER

    THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

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    JAYNE PARKER

    Jayne Parker serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for The Walt Disney Company. In her current role, Ms. Parker is responsible for leading Disney's overall human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, employee relations, and security. As CHRO, she has changed the function, culture, and impact of HR across the Company to support its business goals and strategies as well as the needs and aspirations of its 195,000 employees around the world. She has worked with leaders across Disney’s many lines of business to build and manage an HR organization that reflects and supports their dynamic needs. While Ms. Parker has been CHRO, Disney has acquired Marvel, Lucasfilm, and a controlling interest in BAMTech, and has grown its global employee population by more than 30,000 people. Ms. Parker was named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Walt Disney Company in September 2009.

    As CHRO, Ms. Parker has overseen efforts that have resulted in: more effective and streamlined companywide talent acquisition practices that better utilize technology; a companywide diversity and inclusion strategy, including initiatives to improve diversity at the executive level, expanded hiring of veterans, launch of a global workplace and women’s initiative, and launch of a companywide Hispanic initiative; a redesigned retirement program; an initiative to harmonize compensation and benefit programs across the Company to promote efficient internal movement of talent; and more thoughtful, comprehensive talent management and talent development programs. One of Ms. Parker’s major contributions as CHRO has been opening an important dialogue between Disney and its employees through a comprehensive bi-annual survey that engages employees at all levels and serves as the foundation for future change and progress. In addition, Ms. Parker has transformed Disney’s HR structure to include centers of excellence and shared services, as well as segment-specific support. In this model, HR leaders oversee both company and segment HR efforts, and the connectedness established has resulted in greater accountability, stronger collaboration among businesses, improved efficiency, and increased effectiveness in meeting both business and companywide priorities and needs.

    Previously, Ms. Parker served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. In this position, she had responsibility for all human resources-related services for nearly 100,000 Cast Members, Crew Members, and Imagineers globally, including: employee/labor relations, diversity and inclusion, compliance, recruitment, talent planning, learning and development, organizational development, compensation, benefits, and workforce planning. She led a team focused on developing and implementing strategies that drove business results, created a positive work environment and experience for Cast, Crew and Imagineers and increased levels of employee engagement. She also served as a member of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Executive Committee.

    Ms. Parker began her Disney career in 1988, developing the programs that became a part of the Disney Institute. Over the next 20 years, she took on positions of increasing responsibility at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, including Manager and Director of Disney University, Director and Vice President of Organization Improvement, and Vice President of Organization and Professional Development.

    Prior to joining Disney, Ms. Parker was a consultant with Wilson Learning Corporation, where she was responsible for designing and developing media-based programs and management development seminars for education and assessment. During that time, products she developed were awarded first- and second-place by the International Television & Video Association.

    Ms. Parker holds degrees in communications and education, a master's in instruction design and technology, and an M.B.A. − all from the University of Central Florida.

  • VASANT DHAR

    NYU Stern School of Business

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    VASANT DHAR

    Vasant Dhar is a Data Scientist whose research addresses the following question: when do computers make better decisions than humans?

    The research is grounded in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and data big and small. The major problem areas addressed in the research are finance, healthcare, education, business, and sports. In the financial arena, for example, his major question asks whether you should trust your money to a robot.

    Similar questions apply in the other arenas. For example, could computers make better teachers than humans? Could they offer valuable healthcare advice to us that experts aren’t able to provide? Could they become valuable assistant coaches?

    As recently as five years ago, it would have seemed preposterous to think that computers might drive cars better than humans in our lifetime yet driverless cars are here already. Computers are making more and more decisions for us, and increasingly so in areas that require human judgment. How might we leverage the rapid advances in machine intelligence in areas such as finance, healthcare, and education?
    Professor Dhar teaches courses on Trading Strategies, Prediction, Data Science, and Foundations of FinTech. He also writes on IT-driven transformation such as the one currently driving education, and implications for how firms talk to customers and partners and govern data responsibly.

    He has written over 70 research articles, funded by grants from industry and the National Science Foundation. He pioneered the use of machine learning for predictive modeling on Wall Street across proprietary systematic trading, risk management, and customer and salesforce management. He is a frequent speaker in academic as well as industrial forums.

    Professor Dhar received his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

  • 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.

  • CATHERINE BESSANT

    Bank of America

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    CATHERINE BESSANT

    Catherine Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, Bessant has led Global Technology and Operations (GT&O), delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries.

    Bessant has held a number of senior leadership roles for the company. She was president, Global Corporate Banking; president, Global Product Solutions and Global Treasury Services; chief marketing officer; president, Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking; national Small Business Segment executive; and president of the Florida market. She joined the bank as a corporate banker in 1982.

    Bessant represents our employees on a number of important topics serving as executive sponsor for the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride executive board, the LGBT Ally program, and the Disability Advisory Council. She is one of OUTstanding’s top 10 Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives.

    Active in the community and region, Bessant received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, she was awarded the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine and was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal with the Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award. She chairs the North Tryon Vision Plan Advisory Committee.

    Bessant recently led the formation of The Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Managed by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the council will convene the brightest minds from tech, business, academia and government.

    Bessant serves on the board of directors of Zurich Insurance Group and the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is ranked No. 1 among the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker. She also appears on Working Mother magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Working Moms” list of 2018.

  • BASTIAN LEHMANN

    Postmates

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    BASTIAN LEHMANN

    Bastian is CEO of Postmates, the on-demand delivery company he co-founded in 2011. The idea for Postmates was originally conceived in 2005 when Bastian was relocating from Munich to London and he struggled with finding a simple solution for moving goods around a city. He later pursued this notion of “ride-sharing for stuff” through AngelPad in San Francisco, where he met his co-founders Sean Plaice and Sam Street. Postmates now operates in over 550 US cities and Mexico and has a fleet of 170,000+ Postmates making deliveries on the platform.

    Prior to Postmates, Bastian co-founded Curated.by, a real-time tweet curation platform based in London. Before that, at 12snap, he managed marketing budgets for Adidas and Lufthansa and helped many European startups in product related roles. A native of Germany, Bastian now lives in San Francisco.

  • NANCY REYES

    TBWA\Chiat\Day New York

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    NANCY REYES

    Nancy Reyes is an industry veteran with over 20 years combined agency and client-side experience. She joined TBWA’s New York headquarters in 2016 and serves as the day-to-day operational lead for the agency, as well as the principal liaison across all roster clients, which include Accenture, TD Bank and Hilton Hotels.

    Prior to TBWA, Nancy was VP of Marketing Creative for Verizon, responsible for 360-degree creative product for the brand’s wireless business, which included advertising, retail and social marketing under the “Better Matters” brand platform. Most of Reyes’ advertising career was spent in Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ San Francisco office, where she worked for 11 years on accounts like Adobe, Frito-Lay, Google, Comcast and HP.

    A graduate of Harvard University, Reyes began her career in New York City at Ogilvy & Mather and D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles working on IBM, along with Procter & Gamble brands including Folgers, Pampers and Crest.

  • KATHLEEN HOGAN

    Microsoft

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    KATHLEEN HOGAN

    As Chief People Officer at Microsoft, Kathleen Hogan empowers 130,000+ global employees to achieve Microsoft’s mission. In her role, she focuses on making Microsoft an exceptional place for employees to work and ensures that the company is creating a culture that attracts and inspires the world’s most passionate talent.

    Hogan previously served as corporate vice president of Microsoft Services, a team dedicated to helping businesses and consumers maximize the value of their investment in Microsoft technologies. She has also served as corporate vice president of Customer Service and Support. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, Hogan worked at McKinsey & Co. and Oracle Corp.

    She earned her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. In addition, Hogan holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

    As a breast cancer survivor, she lends her personal and business perspective to the board of directors of the Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She’s also actively involved in helping young girls cultivate an interest in technology careers, and currently serves on the board of the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

  • 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.

  • AARON LEVIE

    Box

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    AARON LEVIE

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

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

  • ADAM BRYANT

    Merryck & Co.

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    ADAM BRYANT

    Adam Bryant is managing director of Merryck & Co., a senior leadership development and executive mentoring firm, and a contributor to CNBC, conducting CEO interviews for the ""Art of Leading"" series on CNBC.com.
    Prior to joining Merryck in 2017, Bryant worked for 30 years as a journalist, including 18 years as a reporter, editor and columnist at The New York Times. He interviewed more than 500 CEOs for ""Corner Office,"" a weekly series on leadership and management that he launched in 2009.

    He is the author of two books based on themes that emerged from those interviews, ""Quick and Nimble; Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation,"" and ""The Corner Office; Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed."" Bryant is a frequent speaker at business schools, industry events and corporate off-sites. Follow him on Twitter @AdamBBryant

  • 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.

  • CHRIS YOUNG

    McAfee

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    CHRIS YOUNG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • DONNA MORRIS

    Adobe

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    DONNA MORRIS

    Donna Morris is Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President of Employee Experience at Adobe.

    “Disrupt or be disrupted” is Donna Morris’ rallying cry. From abolishing Adobe’s annual performance reviews, to dramatically expanding its family leave policy and, most recently, achieving global gender pay parity across all 32 countries where Adobe has employees, she has set the industry agenda making Adobe a great place to work. Donna believes that people strategies empower successful business outcomes, and with Adobe being an IP-based company, people are its most important asset. In her role as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) & Executive Vice President of Employee Experience, she leads all aspects of human resources, real estate and security operations globally. Under her leadership, Adobe’s workforce has increased 226% to more than 20,000 employees and its real estate/facilities presence has grown to more than 75 locations around the globe.

    During one of Adobe’s largest growth periods, between 2015-2018, Donna built an innovative combined organization focused on improving the experience for the people responsible for Adobe’s success—customers and employees. As then EVP, Customer & Employee Experience, her focus was driving customer centricity across the organization and providing leadership to the global customer service and technical support organization across all products. Her passion and commitment resulted in strengthened customer empathy and accountability across the company and improved customer response practices and results.

    Donna’s “north of the border” accent gives her away as a native of Ottawa, Canada. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Carleton University, she went into human resources and at age 25, established a goal of one day running a large human resources organization. She originally joined Adobe in 2002 with the acquisition of Accelio and was promoted to senior vice president of Human Resources in 2007. She is a frequent commentator on people practices in media outlets such as CNN, NPR, CNBC, Fast Company and Fortune.

    Donna sits on the board of directors of Marvell Technology and the Adobe Foundation.
    Donna holds the Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior HR Professional (SHRP) and Canadian Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designations.

    If Donna were not at Adobe, she would have a home decorating show on HGTV. Follow Donna on Twitter @DonnaCMorris and Instagram @dcmorrishr.

  • BONNIE BERNSTEIN

    Walk Swiftly Productions

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    BONNIE BERNSTEIN

    Bonnie Bernstein is recognized by the American Sportscasters Association as one of the most accomplished female journalists in her field. Bernstein is the founder of Walk Swiftly Productions, her latest endeavor in a career that has spanned 17 years on-air with ESPN and CBS covering the NFL, NBA, MLB and college football and basketball. Country on Campus, a series Bernstein hosts and executive produces for CMT, is a finalist in three categories for the 2018 Cynopsis Short Form Video Awards. Bernstein is a seasoned corporate speaker, a coveted panel moderator at industry events, and has served as a guest commentator for several news networks, including NBC, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. Additionally, she is the only female to solo-host the award-winning radio program, The Dan Patrick Show.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

    CNBC

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    ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

    Andrew Ross Sorkin is co-anchor of "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), CNBC's signature morning program. Sorkin is also a financial columnist for The New York Times and the editor-at-large of DealBook, a news site he founded that is published by The Times.
    Sorkin is the author of the best-selling book, "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves," which chronicled the events of the 2008 financial crisis. The book won the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize and the 2010 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. The book was adapted as a movie by HBO Films in 2011. Sorkin was a co-producer of the film, which was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards.

    Sorkin is also co-creator of the drama series "Billions" on Showtime starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis.

    Over the years, Sorkin has broken news on many major mergers and acquisitions, including Chase's acquisition of JPMorgan and Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Compaq. He also led The Times's coverage of Vodafone's $183 billion hostile bid for Mannesmann, resulting in the world's largest takeover ever.

    He won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2004 for breaking the news of IBM's historic sale of its PC business to Lenovo. He was also a finalist in the commentary category for his DealBook column. He won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news in 2005 and again in 2006. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. In 2008 and 2009, Vanity Fair named him to its "Next Establishment" list. He was also named to the "Directorship 100," a list of the most influential people on the nation's board of directors. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Sorkin began writing for The New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: He hadn't yet graduated from high school.

    He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in May 1999.

  • BECKY QUICK

    CNBC

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    BECKY QUICK

    Becky Quick is co-anchor of "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET). Quick is also anchor of the nationally syndicated "On the Money."

    Quick is known for her hard-hitting interviews and profiles of some of the world's richest and most influential investors, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, T. Boone Pickens, Jamie Dimon, Charlie Munger and many others. She also has interviewed three U.S. presidents and has hosted panels at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world such as the Microsoft CEO Conference, Fortune's Most Powerful Women's Conference and the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference. Quick also authors a regular column for Fortune magazine as well as contributes to CNBC.com.

    Previously, Quick, a seven-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, covered the Wall Street beat for CNBC as part of the network's partnership with Dow Jones.

    Prior to joining CNBC in February 2001, Quick covered various beats for The Wall Street Journal, including retail, e-commerce and the Internet. She also played a crucial role in the launch of The Wall Street Journal Online, while serving as the site's International news editor.

    She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and previously served on the board of The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

AGENDA

8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00am

Programming Begins

12:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Programming Continues

5:00pm

Cocktail Reception

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    What does the workplace of the future look like?

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COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE

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