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@Work Spotlight: Our Faster Future: Powering the Work of Tomorrow, Today

Our Faster Future: Powering the Work of Tomorrow, Today

This year has proven that work can be done from anywhere at any time, and connectivity has proven most critical for the success of any organization. Now, realization of 5G will not only provide higher speeds, but offers opportunities to enhance communication and collaboration, advance technologies and revolutionize work across entire industries.

In this @Work Spotlight event, hear from and interact with the business leaders prepared to propel into this new, transformative era of work and innovation.

Who should join: CHROs, CIOs, CTOs, CFOs and other senior executives who have a major role to play in leveraging the right technologies at the right scale, with the right people running them.

@WORK | 2020 VIRTUAL SPOTLIGHT | 2019 EVENTS | 2018 EVENTS

Speakers

Paul E. Jacobs

Paul E. Jacobs, Ph.D., founded XCOM in 2018 to #keepinventing and to invest with the world’s most creative engineers and businesspeople.

As former chief executive officer and executive chairman of Qualcomm Incorporated, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded its efforts to develop and commercialize fundamental mobile technology breakthroughs that fueled the wireless internet and smartphone revolutions. During his tenure as CEO, Qualcomm’s revenues quadrupled and its market capitalization doubled. Dr. Jacobs is a prolific inventor with over 80 U.S. patents granted or pending in the field of wireless technology and devices.

He served as a director of Qualcomm Incorporated from June 2005 to March 2018, including as chairman of the board of directors from March 2009 to March 2018, and as executive chairman from March 2014 to March 2018. He served as chief executive officer from July 2005 to March 2014, and as group president of Qualcomm Wireless & Internet from July 2001 to July 2005. In addition, he served as an executive vice president of Qualcomm Incorporated from February 2000 to June 2005.

Dr. Jacobs is a director of Dropbox, Inc. and FIRST, and Chairman of Heal, a private technology enabled medical care company. He is an owner and vice chairman of the Sacramento Kings, who compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science, M.S. in electrical engineering, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science. He founded Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and was the university’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Jacobs is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Diane Rinaldo

Ms. Rinaldo is one of the country’s leading authorities on 5G, telecommunications supply chain security, privacy, and Internet governance. Prior to joining BGS, Ms. Rinaldo served as Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. During her time at NTIA, Ms. Rinaldo directed the Administration’s efforts on privacy; testified in the House of Representatives and Senate on 5G and Internet security issues; served as a principal advising the White House and Congress on 5G and supply chain; as well as other successes in education and deployment of Internet access around the world.

Prior to her Executive Branch service, Ms. Rinaldo served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where she focused on Congress’ landmark cybersecurity legislation, the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. She also served as Congress’ oversight and budget monitor for the National Security Agency and the defense network systems, and as Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Rogers as his top technology policy staffer.

Ms. Rinaldo also spent time in the private sector as the Director of Government Affairs and cyber policy for SAP, and as a Vice President at a top consulting firm in Washington, DC.

Recognized for her work on cybersecurity, Rinaldo was awarded the Executive Women’s Forum’s 2016 Influencer of the Year award; was named one of the top ten people in Washington, D.C. impacting cyber legislation; and has consulted on movies and television.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maine and an Executive Certificate from Harvard University for Cyber Studies.

Debra Lam

Debra Lam is Managing Director for Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology. She has over a decade of experience in urban innovation and resilience, strategy and management, and previously served as Chief Innovation and Performance Officer for the City of Pittsburgh. Lam is a founding leader of the MetroLab Network and serves on their executive steering committee. She’s also a World Cities Summit Young Leader, a Leadership Pittsburgh alumni, and has spoken nationally and internationally on inclusive innovation, performance management, data-driven decision-making, and cultural change. Management Today named Lam to its “35 Women Under 35” list, and she was also a finalist for Women of the Future, Science and Technology.

David J. Grain

David J. Grain is the Founder and CEO of Grain Management. He brings over 25 years of experience in industry and 15 years in private equity. David founded Grain in 2007, having formerly worked as a Communications industry operator, private equity operating partner, and investment banking executive.

Prior to Grain, David served from 2002 to 2006 as President of Global Signal, Inc. (formerly NYSE: GSL), the largest communication tower owner/operator at the time. David has also served as Senior Vice President at AT&T Broadband’s New England Region and was an Executive Director in the High Yield Finance department at Morgan Stanley, where his focus was TMT. He also served as an Operating Advisor to General Catalyst.

David received a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross and M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Company and on the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution.

Barbara Humpton

Barbara Humpton is CEO of Siemens USA, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market in the world, with more than 50,000 employees and over $23 billion in revenues and $5 billion in annual exports.

Most recently, Humpton served as president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a leading integrator of Siemens’ products and services for federal government agencies and departments. In this role, Humpton also served as an officer/director member of the board of directors of SGT.

Prior to joining Siemens in 2011, Humpton served as a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton where she was responsible for program performance and new business development for technology consulting in the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. Earlier, Humpton was a vice president at Lockheed Martin Corporation with responsibility for Biometrics Programs, Border and Transportation Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, including such critical programs as the FBI’s Next Generation Identification and the TSA’s Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential.

Humpton is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She serves on the board of directors of MorganFranklin, the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), and The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Advisory Board. She resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband David.

Jahmy Hindman

Jahmy Hindman is Chief Technology Officer of Deere & Company, a position he has held since July 2020. Hindman is responsible for building Deere’s “tech stack,” the company’s intuitive end-to-end equipment solution made up of hardware and devices, embedded software, connectivity, data platforms, and applications. He will lead the company’s Intelligent Solutions Group, the global network of technology/innovations centers, and the shared engineering function.

Working in both the Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry divisions, Hindman brings more than 20 years of advance technology, artificial intelligence, product engineering, and manufacturing experience to the role. Most recently, he led the engineering team for Deere’s flagship tractor product line.

Hindman joined John Deere in 1996 as a test engineer, working on backhoes and crawlers. Since then, he’s been in leadership roles such as Global Manager, Architectures, Systems and Modules; platform architect for the tractor product lines; Manager, Large Tractor Chassis; general manager and engineering manager at Deere’s construction-equipment factory in Tianjin, China; and product marketing manager and engineering supervisor for four-wheel-drive construction loaders.

Hindman holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. His doctorate focused on the application of artificial neural networks in heavy-equipment applications. He currently sits on the Industrial Advisory Council for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering.

Nicole Raimundo

Nicole Raimundo is an award-winning technology executive who serves as the chief information officer for Cary, North Carolina. She is the principal strategist and architect for information technology and digital marketing across the organization. Raimundo is at the forefront of the smart cities movement, creating a connected community through piloting and implementing IoT technologies in the public sector. By fostering partnerships both locally and nationally, she leverages her private-sector background to fuel civic innovation in ways not previously seen in local government.

A self-described government rebel, Raimundo participates in numerous conferences and summits as a keynote speaker and panelist, and her work has been profiled in case studies as she continuously pursues new models of digital transformation for collaborative citizen-facing projects. Prior to her work in government, she spent more than 15 years in various IT leadership positions in the private sector, leading development teams in the U.S. and internationally.

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference.

Swisher co-founded former Recode and Code owner Revere Digital and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” with Walt Mossberg. It was the major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering was considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.

She and Mossberg were also the co-executive editors of a tech and media website, AllThingsD.com.

Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau. For many years, she wrote the column, “BoomTown,” which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also on The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com. Previously, Swisher covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home issues called “Home Economics.”

Previously, Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Swisher is also the author of “aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web,” published by Times Business Books in July 1998. The sequel, “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future,” was published in the fall of 2003 by Crown Business Books.

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.

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He is also Senior National Correspondent for the network, covering some of the nation’s biggest stories.

Most recently, Sullivan was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch”(M-F, 1PM-3PM ET).

In his 20 years of financial journalism and television experience, Sullivan has reported from five continents. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award; one for being recognized as among the first financial journalists to highlight the risks of the housing bubble in 2007, and the other for the 2013 CNBC documentary “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15.”

Prior to CNBC, Sullivan served as an anchor at Fox Business News as well as a producer, reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television.

Sullivan has a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he serves on the Alumni Board, as well as a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. In his free time, he is an avid race car driver with two SCCA divisional championships.

Dominic Chu

Dominic Chu is a senior markets correspondent for CNBC, located at the network’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He appears during CNBC’s Business Day programming and contributes to CNBC.com.

Previously, Chu was a New York-based markets correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where he covered the stock, bond, currency and commodities markets. During that time, he interviewed some of the world’s top money managers and business executives, and he also was part of the team that covered Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombings. In addition, Chu handled sports business reporting for the network.

Chu brings extensive knowledge of the financial markets, having worked in sales and trading for UBS Investment Bank, mutual fund management for Hennessy Advisors and investment management for Seascape Capital.

He has spoken at numerous industry conferences and was a regular contributor to radio and television outlets across the country.

Chu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from Cornell University.

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.

Mishka Dehghan

Mishka Dehghan is vice president, strategy, product, IoT & solutions engineering for T-Mobile for Business. Mishka is instrumental in helping to define how the company brings next-gen propositions to the market that meet the unique needs of the business segment and poise T-Mobile for Business for long-term success. Her scope includes, product development centered on mobile connectivity, adjacent solutions and wireline services; along with development of 5G-enabled solutions across all segments of enterprise. Mishka also works closely with the Emerging Business group to bring the complementary strengths of T-Mobile’s transformative 5G network and other emerging technologies such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT) to create applications that will become tomorrow’s standards.

Mishka joined T-Mobile for Business upon the merger close with Sprint in April 2020. In the two years prior, Mishka led the B2B merger integration efforts on behalf of Sprint Business where she was instrumental in guiding the strategy of how two of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies would come together to truly compete in the industry.
At the same time, Mishka served as vice president, 5G development for Sprint Business where she drove 5G strategy for enterprises, including identifying, developing, and delivering innovative solutions that will bring the power of 5G advancements to business customers and transform society.

Mishka has 18 years of diverse technology management experience with roles that span leadership of product development and global solutions across wireless and wireline, serving all business segments.

Mishka prides herself in challenging the status-quo and driving Mishka was awarded her MBA from the George Washington University and earned her Bachelor’s degree from INSEEC Paris, France. Mishka resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and their three children.

Shibani Joshi

Shibani Joshi is an experienced journalist who has covered business, technology and general news for global media outlets including ABC News, Fox News Channel, Yahoo! Finance and Huffington Post. She provides commentary on business, technology and lifestyle topics and hosts events for leading corporations.

Previously, Shibani anchored a daily markets show and had her own dedicated segment on TV called “Joshi on Tech” on the Fox Business Network in New York City. In her almost 6-year tenure, she evolved into the dedicated on-air tech reporter at both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Shibani also reported extensively live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and NYMex exchanges, covering the 2008 market crash, historic interest rate cuts, record oil prices and the biggest point drop in Dow history (at the time).

Throughout her career, Shibani has interviewed large-cap tech CEOs and executives from companies including Apple, Qualcomm, Google, Sony and Ebay. She has also interviewed execs from Uber, Dropbox, Rent the Runway and Angie’s List in their early stages.

Her unique business perspective stems from real-world corporate experience and a distinguished business education. After double majoring in finance and accounting, she worked as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York City, where she focused on corporate finance and M&A projects.

Joshi later moved on to Disney/ABC Media Networks, where she was the firm’s Senior Manager of Digital Strategy. In 2014, she created ShibanionTech.com, a blog focused on stories at the intersection of lifestyle and technology.
Shibani teaches at the University of Oklahoma, sits on the Board of Advisors for the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma, and served as a Trustee to The Children’s School in La Jolla, California.

Shibani is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her 3 children.

AGENDA

1:00p ET

Program Start

1:05p ET

Main Stage Sessions

Opportunity Overview
From smart cities to autonomous vehicles, the fourth industrial revolution promises to usher in waves of new innovations and advanced technologies. Two experts weigh in on the opportunities for businesses across industries in our 5G future.
David J. Grain, Founder and CEO, Grain Management
Diane Rinaldo, SVP, Beacon Global Strategies
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, “Squawk Alley” Co-Anchor, CNBC

Watch the full interview

 

Innovation Spotlight: Siemens USA
Siemens USA CEO shares the latest on smart factory innovation and her optimism on the integration of the physical and virtual worlds in this next phase of Industry 4.0.
Barbara Humpton, President and CEO, Siemens USA
Interviewer: Brian Sullivan, “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor & Senior National Correspondent, CNBC

Watch the full interview

1:35p ET

Concurrent Sessions

Smart Cities Post-COVID
What is the pandemic’s impact on Smart City efforts and priorities? Join two innovators to discuss what the future holds for our nation’s urban centers and the businesses they rely on.
Debra Lam, Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Tech
Nicole Raimundo
, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, North Carolina
Interviewer: Dom Chu, Senior Correspondent, CNBC

Watch the full interview

 

5G: Revolutionizing the Way We Work
Sponsored and Programmed by T-Mobile for Business
With increased speed and high bandwidth, the trend toward 5G will change the workplace and the way people do their jobs. As companies embrace the new technology, there are many considerations for employers and employees. Learn about the shifting mobile landscape, the need for a mobile first mindset, and the role of 5G on the future of work.
Mishka Dehghan, VP, Strategy, Product, IoT & Solutions Engineering, T-Mobile for Business
Moderator: Shibani Joshi, Technology Journalist

Watch the full interview

2:00p ET

Main Stage Sessions

Innovation Spotlight: John Deere
The intersection of agriculture and technology is where Deere & Company lives. The company’s chief technology officer will highlight their most forward-looking innovations and his mission to keep rural America connected.
Jahmy Hindman, Chief Technology Officer, Deere & Company
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, “Squawk Alley” Co-Anchor, CNBC

Watch the full interview

 

The Cutting Edge
Now that the capabilities of 5G are coming into full focus, get a glimpse into the future with technology pioneer Paul Jacobs. From what’s possible to what are pipedreams, join Jacobs for a look at the ideas and technologies that will shape work in the years ahead.
Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, XCOM
Interviewer: Kara Swisher, Contributor, CNBC; Contributing Opinion Editor, The New York Times

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2:30p ET

Program End

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