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Adapting for Today, Transforming for Tomorrow

From changes in how and where we work, to critical innovation acceleration and product development, to evolving shifts in capital allocation, the road ahead looks very different from our pre-pandemic world. The landscape has changed, and it will take new ideas and agile management to lead your organization into the future.

Shaping a modern and resilient business in today’s economy requires close collaboration across finance, talent, and technology leadership. CNBC @Work provides a forum for senior executives to learn from each other and the world’s most influential voices defining all aspects of the future of work.

With the right tools and the right talent, great opportunity is within reach. Join us and examine how forward-looking and disruptive companies are finding and keeping the best workers, upending traditional roles, innovating, investing and developing creative solutions to shape the work – and the world – of tomorrow.

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 Summit is a complimentary virtual event


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SPEAKERS

Atish
Banerjea

Facebook

Atish Banerjea is Chief Information Officer at Facebook.

Atish Banerjea

Atish Banerjea is Chief Information Officer at Facebook.

Michael
Dell

Dell Technologies

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies.

Michael Dell

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information. He is the author of two books including the forthcoming book, Play Nice But Win: A CEO’s Journey from Founder to Leader. Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. In 1999, he and his wife, Susan Dell, established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which is dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty in the US, India, and South Africa.'

Patty
McCord

Fmr. Netflix

Patty McCord is Author and Fmr. Netflix Chief Talent Officer.

Patty McCord

Patty McCord brings the Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work. She challenges norms and invites us to reconsider the idea of “best practices.”

From her many years working with companies that range from very large global tech companies to small very small innovative start-ups, Patty saw first-hand how companies can become slow and complacent and employees become cynics and whiners. She spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there. From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, Patty believes people come to work as fully formed adults with a desire to make an impact and be proud of what they do and she’s on a mission to spread the word that we can do this differently. She is frequently in the media with interviews and articles from Harvard Business Review, NPR, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. She speaks at CEO Forums, Business schools and for large groups around the world.

Ray
Dalio

Bridgewater Associates

Ray Dalio is Co-Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates.

Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio is the founder, co-Chief Investment Officer and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, which is a global macro investment firm and is the world’s largest hedge fund. He's also the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Principles: Life and Work. He is known to have a very practical understanding of economics that is very different from conventional economic thinking that he spells out in his video series "How the Economic Machine Works".

He started Bridgewater in 1975 out of a two bedroom apartment in New York City and has been a global macro investor for more than 45 years.

While at Bridgewater his industry-changing approaches to investing -- which include the invention of risk parity, currency overlay, portable alpha and global inflation indexed bond management -- prompted Chief Investment Officer magazine to write an article entitled “Is Ray Dalio the Steve Jobs of Investing?,” which compared his industry-changing inventions to those of the Apple founder. According to an industry study, Bridgewater's hedge fund has made more money for its investors than any other hedge fund ever -- an estimated $49.7 billion. Bridgewater Associates has received numerous awards, including over twenty “Manager of the Year” awards from every major financial publication, and Ray has received three “Lifetime Achievement” awards. Additionally, a long list of economic policymakers actively seek his advice, which prompted Time Magazine in 2012 to name him “One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World”.

Ray is an active philanthropist with a particular interest in oceanographic research and conservation. He is a participant in The Giving Pledge, a commitment to give more than half of his wealth to charity.

Ray believes that reality works like a machine and that principles for dealing with reality are required to be successful.

Sandeep
Mathrani

WeWork

Sandeep Mathrani is Chief Executive Officer of WeWork.

Sandeep Mathrani

Sandeep Mathrani is Chief Executive Officer of WeWork.

Tracey
Travis

The Estée Lauder Companies

Tracey Travis is Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of The Estée Lauder Companies .

Tracey Travis

Tracey Travis was named executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer of The Estée Lauder Companies in 2012, with responsibilities for global finance, accounting, investor relations, information technology, and strategy and new business development.

Previously, Travis was senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation from January 2005 to July 2012, with responsibility for worldwide corporate finance, inclusive of accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and business development, as well as investor relations and information technology. During her tenure, Travis led work related to the acquisitions of licensed brands/geographies, capital structure efforts, strategic business plans, investor relations strategy and a major global systems transformation.

Travis was with Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio, first as chief financial officer of Intimate Brands from 2001 to 2002 and as senior vice president of finance for Limited Brands from 2002 to 2004, with responsibility for operational finance for all divisions, corporate capital planning, corporate forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning.

From 1999 to 2001, Travis was chief financial officer of the Americas Group of American National Can, where she led both the finance and information technology groups. Prior to this position, she held various management positions at Pepsico/Pepsi Bottling Group from 1989 to 1999, including group manager, new products, where she assisted in the development of the business plans for Pepsi's entrance into non–soft drink beverage categories; general manager, where she led the manufacturing, distribution and market development of beverages for the Howell, Michigan market unit; and chief financial officer, Michigan business unit.

She began her career at General Motors first as an engineer; then, after being awarded a GM Fellowship to pursue her MBA, returned to General Motors as a financial executive, where she worked in accounting and on various international product programs, joint ventures and divestitures.

Travis served on the board of Jo-Ann Stores for eight years until the company was sold to private-equity investors in March 2011, and chaired the JAS Audit Committee for four years. She currently serves on the boards of the Campbell Soup Company and the Lincoln Center Theater. She is also a trustee on the boards of the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University's graduate school of business.

Travis was recognized in 2005 by Treasury and Risk Management Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Women in Finance" and in 2012 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance."

In 2008 she was granted the "Best CFO" award by Institutional Investor. In 2009 she was named one of the "Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise magazine. That same year, Travis also received a distinguished alumni award from her alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh. In 2011 Travis was asked to serve as an inaugural member of the Wall Street Journal's CFO Forum.

Travis received a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in finance and operations management from Columbia University.

Gen. Dennis
Via

Booz Allen Hamilton

Dennis Via retired from the U.S. Army as a 4-Star General and is currently an Executive Vice President and Defense Fellow with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Gen. Dennis Via

Dennis Via retired from the U.S. Army as a 4-Star General and is currently an Executive Vice President and Defense Fellow with Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Virginia, where he leads Corporate Engagement within the Office of the CEO. Prior to this position, as a senior executive with the Global Defense Group, he led multi-year market-driven strategies, risk assessment and mitigation, and the Security Cooperation business for the firm. He is the Firm’s current Executive Sponsor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and serves as Chair of Global Ethics and Compliance. In his final assignment with the Army, he led the largest global logistics enterprise in the U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD), comprising 120,000 military and civilian employees in 38 countries and 41 states, with an annual budget of $50 Billion.

As the commander of Army Materiel Command (AMC), he was directly responsible for all Logistics, Information-Technology, Research and Development, Contracting, International Military Sales, and Industrial Base manufacturing and depot operations for the US Army. From 2004 to 2011, he held multiple senior executive positions across the DoD in the areas of C4, IT, network operations, cyber security, and global supply chain, including Director, J6, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Pentagon, where he was a direct report to the Chairman for all policies, plans, and programs for DoD communications, information-technology systems, and cyber security.

General Via served 12 years as a general officer and is the first commissioned Signal Corps Officer in U.S. Army’s 244-year history to achieve the rank of 4-Star General.

Lisa
Lewin

General Assembly

Lisa Lewin is CEO of General Assembly.

Lisa Lewin

Lisa Lewin is a strategist and operating executive with 25 years of experience leading and advising private, public, and nonprofit sector organizations. She is CEO of General Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation offering dynamic courses in data, design, business, technology and other high-demand skills. Lewin leads GA’s growth, creating sustainable talent pipelines for businesses and building transparent career pathways to the most transformational work.

Prior to General Assembly, Ms. Lewin served as President of Pearson's teacher education group, and Managing Director of the publisher's global learning technology group; Vice President of McGraw-Hill's professional education group; management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group; and senior research project director with The NPD Group. She also co-founded Ethical Ventures, a New York City-based management consulting firm, where she advised some of the world’s most ambitious social enterprises and mission-driven companies.

Lisa serves on the boards of the Wikimedia Foundation, Bank Street College of Education, and the Leadership Now Project. She received a BS from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.
Originally from southern Illinois, Lisa lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

SPEAKERS

  • Atish Banerjea

    Facebook

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    Atish Banerjea

    Atish Banerjea is Chief Information Officer at Facebook.

  • Michael Dell

    Dell Technologies

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    Michael Dell

    Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information. He is the author of two books including the forthcoming book, Play Nice But Win: A CEO’s Journey from Founder to Leader. Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. In 1999, he and his wife, Susan Dell, established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which is dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty in the US, India, and South Africa.'

  • Patty McCord

    Fmr. Netflix

    Read Bio ⟶

    Patty McCord

    Patty McCord brings the Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work. She challenges norms and invites us to reconsider the idea of “best practices.”

    From her many years working with companies that range from very large global tech companies to small very small innovative start-ups, Patty saw first-hand how companies can become slow and complacent and employees become cynics and whiners. She spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there. From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, Patty believes people come to work as fully formed adults with a desire to make an impact and be proud of what they do and she’s on a mission to spread the word that we can do this differently. She is frequently in the media with interviews and articles from Harvard Business Review, NPR, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. She speaks at CEO Forums, Business schools and for large groups around the world.

  • Ray Dalio

    Bridgewater Associates

    Read Bio ⟶

    Ray Dalio

    Ray Dalio is the founder, co-Chief Investment Officer and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, which is a global macro investment firm and is the world’s largest hedge fund. He's also the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Principles: Life and Work. He is known to have a very practical understanding of economics that is very different from conventional economic thinking that he spells out in his video series "How the Economic Machine Works".

    He started Bridgewater in 1975 out of a two bedroom apartment in New York City and has been a global macro investor for more than 45 years.

    While at Bridgewater his industry-changing approaches to investing -- which include the invention of risk parity, currency overlay, portable alpha and global inflation indexed bond management -- prompted Chief Investment Officer magazine to write an article entitled “Is Ray Dalio the Steve Jobs of Investing?,” which compared his industry-changing inventions to those of the Apple founder. According to an industry study, Bridgewater's hedge fund has made more money for its investors than any other hedge fund ever -- an estimated $49.7 billion. Bridgewater Associates has received numerous awards, including over twenty “Manager of the Year” awards from every major financial publication, and Ray has received three “Lifetime Achievement” awards. Additionally, a long list of economic policymakers actively seek his advice, which prompted Time Magazine in 2012 to name him “One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World”.

    Ray is an active philanthropist with a particular interest in oceanographic research and conservation. He is a participant in The Giving Pledge, a commitment to give more than half of his wealth to charity.

    Ray believes that reality works like a machine and that principles for dealing with reality are required to be successful.

  • Sandeep Mathrani

    WeWork

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    Sandeep Mathrani

    Sandeep Mathrani is Chief Executive Officer of WeWork.

  • Tracey Travis

    The Estée Lauder Companies

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    Tracey Travis

    Tracey Travis was named executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer of The Estée Lauder Companies in 2012, with responsibilities for global finance, accounting, investor relations, information technology, and strategy and new business development.

    Previously, Travis was senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation from January 2005 to July 2012, with responsibility for worldwide corporate finance, inclusive of accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and business development, as well as investor relations and information technology. During her tenure, Travis led work related to the acquisitions of licensed brands/geographies, capital structure efforts, strategic business plans, investor relations strategy and a major global systems transformation.

    Travis was with Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio, first as chief financial officer of Intimate Brands from 2001 to 2002 and as senior vice president of finance for Limited Brands from 2002 to 2004, with responsibility for operational finance for all divisions, corporate capital planning, corporate forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning.

    From 1999 to 2001, Travis was chief financial officer of the Americas Group of American National Can, where she led both the finance and information technology groups. Prior to this position, she held various management positions at Pepsico/Pepsi Bottling Group from 1989 to 1999, including group manager, new products, where she assisted in the development of the business plans for Pepsi's entrance into non–soft drink beverage categories; general manager, where she led the manufacturing, distribution and market development of beverages for the Howell, Michigan market unit; and chief financial officer, Michigan business unit.

    She began her career at General Motors first as an engineer; then, after being awarded a GM Fellowship to pursue her MBA, returned to General Motors as a financial executive, where she worked in accounting and on various international product programs, joint ventures and divestitures.

    Travis served on the board of Jo-Ann Stores for eight years until the company was sold to private-equity investors in March 2011, and chaired the JAS Audit Committee for four years. She currently serves on the boards of the Campbell Soup Company and the Lincoln Center Theater. She is also a trustee on the boards of the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University's graduate school of business.

    Travis was recognized in 2005 by Treasury and Risk Management Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Women in Finance" and in 2012 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance."

    In 2008 she was granted the "Best CFO" award by Institutional Investor. In 2009 she was named one of the "Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise magazine. That same year, Travis also received a distinguished alumni award from her alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh. In 2011 Travis was asked to serve as an inaugural member of the Wall Street Journal's CFO Forum.

    Travis received a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in finance and operations management from Columbia University.

  • Gen. Dennis Via

    Booz Allen Hamilton

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    Gen. Dennis Via

    Dennis Via retired from the U.S. Army as a 4-Star General and is currently an Executive Vice President and Defense Fellow with Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Virginia, where he leads Corporate Engagement within the Office of the CEO. Prior to this position, as a senior executive with the Global Defense Group, he led multi-year market-driven strategies, risk assessment and mitigation, and the Security Cooperation business for the firm. He is the Firm’s current Executive Sponsor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and serves as Chair of Global Ethics and Compliance. In his final assignment with the Army, he led the largest global logistics enterprise in the U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD), comprising 120,000 military and civilian employees in 38 countries and 41 states, with an annual budget of $50 Billion.

    As the commander of Army Materiel Command (AMC), he was directly responsible for all Logistics, Information-Technology, Research and Development, Contracting, International Military Sales, and Industrial Base manufacturing and depot operations for the US Army. From 2004 to 2011, he held multiple senior executive positions across the DoD in the areas of C4, IT, network operations, cyber security, and global supply chain, including Director, J6, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Pentagon, where he was a direct report to the Chairman for all policies, plans, and programs for DoD communications, information-technology systems, and cyber security.

    General Via served 12 years as a general officer and is the first commissioned Signal Corps Officer in U.S. Army’s 244-year history to achieve the rank of 4-Star General.

  • Lisa Lewin

    General Assembly

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    Lisa Lewin

    Lisa Lewin is a strategist and operating executive with 25 years of experience leading and advising private, public, and nonprofit sector organizations. She is CEO of General Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation offering dynamic courses in data, design, business, technology and other high-demand skills. Lewin leads GA’s growth, creating sustainable talent pipelines for businesses and building transparent career pathways to the most transformational work.

    Prior to General Assembly, Ms. Lewin served as President of Pearson's teacher education group, and Managing Director of the publisher's global learning technology group; Vice President of McGraw-Hill's professional education group; management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group; and senior research project director with The NPD Group. She also co-founded Ethical Ventures, a New York City-based management consulting firm, where she advised some of the world’s most ambitious social enterprises and mission-driven companies.

    Lisa serves on the boards of the Wikimedia Foundation, Bank Street College of Education, and the Leadership Now Project. She received a BS from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.
    Originally from southern Illinois, Lisa lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

  • Victor Coleman

    Hudson Pacific Properties

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    Victor Coleman

    Victor Coleman serves as Chief Executive Officer for Hudson Pacific, and Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. He has been a Board member since the company’s IPO in 2010. Prior to his current roles, Coleman founded and served as Managing Partner of Hudson Pacific’s predecessor company, Hudson Capital.

    Previously, Coleman co-founded and led Arden Realty as its President and Chief Operating Officer and as a Director and sold that public company in 2006.

    Coleman serves on the boards of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, Young Presidents’ Organization Gold Los Angeles, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, as well as its philanthropic initiative, ChampionLA. He also currently serves on the board of Kite Realty Group Trust, and is a former board member for several other public companies, including Douglas Emmett.

    Coleman received the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award from the Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council, the Real Star of Hollywood Award from the Friends of the Hollywood Central Park, and was recognized as a Treasure of Los Angeles by Central City Association. He is an investor in the NHL team, Vegas Golden Knights.

    He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • John Chuang

    Aquent

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    John Chuang

    John co-founded Aquent in 1986 while an undergraduate at Harvard University. Within five years, he grew the company from dorm-room startup to the 12th fastest-growing private company in America. He has served as CEO from the beginning.

    Over the course of his career, John has been widely recognized for his entrepreneurial leadership and accomplishments. Accolades include Boston Business Journal’s, “40 Under 40,” Mass High Tech’s “High Tech All-Star,” finalist for the Harvard Business School Club of New York’s “America’s Entrepreneur Award,” and Ernst and Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” for New England. Additionally, he was the subject of a Fast Company cover story and was the protagonist in a Harvard Business School case study.

    John has been featured in a number of national media outlets and trade publications, including NPR, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Financial Times, Business Insider, and Quartz. He is also a frequent guest on Fox, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Yahoo Finance and Cheddar TV.

    John currently sits on the board of Masonite (NYSE:DOOR). He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) and as President of the Massachusetts Staffing Association . He has also served as a board member for the American Staffing Association, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Recycling Advisory Committee for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    John earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Harvard College and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

  • 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.

  • Jack Hartung

    Chipotle

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    Jack Hartung

    John R. (Jack) Hartung is Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hartung joined Chipotle in 2002 after spending 18 years at McDonald's where he held a variety of management positions, most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Partner Brands Group. Mr. Hartung has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics as well as an MBA from Illinois State University.

  • Marissa Andrada

    Chipotle

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    Marissa Andrada

    Marissa Andrada joined Chipotle Mexican Grill in April 2018 as the brand’s first Chief People Officer. The role has since been formalized and evolved into the Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer for Chipotle, bringing the brand’s purpose, To Cultivate a Better World, to life through its people. Ms. Andrada’ s initiatives and passion points include driving a diversity strategy across all levels of the company and fostering a culture of well-being to inspire mutual learning, development, personal and career growth. Ms. Andrada has been instrumental in redefining Chipotle’s benefits, launching a new tuition assistance program including the option to earn a Debt Free College Degree, access to mental healthcare and a quarterly bonus option open to Chipotle’s 85,000+ Chipotle employees. Prior to joining Chipotle, she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Resources Officer at Kate Spade & Company and Senior Vice President of Partner Resources for Starbucks Coffee Company. Prior to Starbucks, she served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at GameStop Corporation and Head of Human Resources at Red Bull North America. Ms. Andrada has an MBA from Pepperdine University and completed her undergraduate education at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Ms. Andrada is a founding member of the CNBC Workforce Executive Council and a 2020 American Business Award Gold Stevie® winner in the HR Executive of the Year category.

  • Harmit Singh

    Levi Strauss & Co.

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    Harmit Singh

    Harmit Singh is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Levi Strauss & Co. He is responsible for managing the company’s finance, information technology, strategic sourcing and global business services functions globally. This includes: financial planning and analysis, strategic planning and corporate development, accounting and controls, tax, enterprise risk management, treasury, internal audit, and investor relations.

    Harmit is a seasoned financial executive with more than 30 years of experience in driving growth for global consumer brands. Throughout his career, he has worked at companies that serve consumers in the hospitality, restaurant, travel and financial industries.

    Prior to joining LS&Co. in January 2013, Harmit served as chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he successfully established a global financial structure, took the company public, built a strong balance sheet, and drove growth by supporting capital deployment for acquisitions and investments.

    Before Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Harmit held various global leadership roles at Yum! Brand foods, the world’s largest restaurant company, including CFO of Pizza Hut U.S. and CFO of Yum Restaurants International. Early in his career, Harmit also worked at American Express India and Price Waterhouse in India.

    Harmit holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, and is a chartered accountant from India. In 2019, he joined the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) project, helping to establish the U.S. Chapter of the organization and mobilize other prominent financial leaders to promote the business case for sustainability. He is also a proud member of the CNBC Global CFO Council and the Wall Street Journal CFO Network and World 50 (a private community for C-level executives at globally respected organizations). In 2018, Harmit was named to the board of OpenText, a global enterprise information management software company. He previously served on the board of directors for Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

  • Vin Gupta

    Amazon

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    Vin Gupta

  • Aileen Lee

    Cowboy Ventures

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    Aileen Lee

    Aileen is the founder of Cowboy Ventures. She loves partnering at the earliest stage with startup teams to build products customers love, and to help them scale to build aspirational companies. She works with both enterprise and consumer oriented tech startups, starting at seed stage and staying involved for many years beyond.

  • Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury

    Harvard Business School

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    Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury

    Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury is the Lumry Family Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. He was an Assistant Professor at Wharton prior to joining Harvard. His research is focused on studying the Future of Work, especially the changing Geography of Work. In particular, he studies the productivity effects of geographic mobility of workers, causes of geographic immobility and productivity effects of remote work practices such as ‘Work from anywhere’ and ‘All-remote’.

  • April Rinne

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    April Rinne

    A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and ranked one of the 50 leading female futurists in the world by Forbes, April Rinne is a change navigator: she helps individuals and organizations rethink and reshape their relationship with change, uncertainty, and a world in flux. She is a trusted advisor to well-known startups, companies, financial institutions, nonprofits, and think tanks worldwide, including Airbnb, Nike, Intuit, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, NESTA, Trōv, AnyRoad, and Unsettled, as well as governments ranging from Singapore to South Africa, Canada to Colombia, Italy to India. April is the author of Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change.

    A graduate of Harvard Law School, April has been weaving a story about how to thrive amid flux for as long as she can remember, drawing on her history as a futurist, advisor, global development executive, microfinance lawyer, investor, mental health advocate, certified yoga teacher, globetrotter (100+ countries), and insatiable handstander. April also harnesses her very personal experiences with flux, including the death of both of her parents in a car accident when she was 20. Through her travels and tragedy, vision and values, global perspective and grounded sense of purpose, April helps others better understand how we see, think about, struggle with, and ultimately forge positive relationships with change.

AGENDA

*Subject to change. Additional speakers to be announced.

10 AM ET - 12 PM ET

MAIN STAGE PROGRAMMING BEGINS

The Big Picture: The Work Doesn’t Matter, Results Do 

How has work evolved as a result of the pandemic and our global work-from-home “experiment”? What are the changes that should stick? What are the changes that will? In this dynamic discussion we’ll dig into habits of our pre-Covid “normal”, how we defined work then and now, and explore ways to adopt a mindset and process to thrive in the weeks, months and years ahead.

Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates Founder, “Principles” Author
Patty McCordAuthor; Fmr. Netflix Chief Talent Officer 

Beyond Flexibility: What Workers Want

A clear learning since March 2020 has been that workers embrace increased flexibility. But what else? What will keep employees engaged, productive and thriving as the what, where, and how of work evolves? Futurist and author April Rinne advocates a mindset shift around how we think about skills and career building: Our individual journeys – much like our collective experience over the last 18+ months – are no longer linear, and embracing this transformation might just unlock new paths to success.

April Rinne, “Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change” Author and Futurist

Team Effort: Paving the Path Forward Together  

The business disruptions brought on by the global pandemic demanded swift and close collaboration across functions.  Hear how one company aligned its talent and finance priorities to develop strategies to both meet the moment and pave a competitive, positive path forward.

Marissa Andrada, Chipotle Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and People Officer
Jack Hartung, Chipotle Chief Financial Officer

Where We Work: The Workplace Evolution  

If the daily commute to a shared workspace evolves to a just a few days a week… or even a month, what is the vision for a shared physical space for work? In this session, we’ll dive into what the future holds for commercial real estate as we’ve known it and how companies are balancing investments for a world of hybrid work.

Victor Coleman, Hudson Pacific Properties CEO
Sandeep 
MathraniWeWork CEO

A Conversation with Michael Dell

Since founding Dell (then PC’s Limited) from his freshman dorm room in 1984, Michael Dell has led his namesake company through economies good and bad; steered teams amid rapid technology advancement and sector shifts; and brought the organization public, then private, and public again. Dell joins us to share advice on managing through change and answers your questions in this @Work Summit Event Exclusive.

Michael Dell, Dell Chairman & CEO, “Play Nice but Win: A CEO’s Journey from Founder to Leader” Author

Pre-registered attendees have the ability to submit questions by September 27th.
This session will ONLY be available to view during the event livestream on October 13th.

1:30 PM ET - 2 PM ET

THE @WORK FUTURE FORUM

Leadership in Action: Knowing How to Plan for an Unknown Future

One constant since the onset of the pandemic is change. Great plans — rooted in data, research and a dash of gut instinct — are made, and then new information surfaces and it’s time to pivot… again. In this townhall-style forum, retired 4-star General Dennis Via will share key leadership tenets acquired through years of esteemed military service and offer advice on leading with confidence, while remaining flexible enough to adapt when needed. Featured guests will include futurist and author April Rinne and members of CNBC’s Executive Councils.

Limited attendance. Pre-registration required.

 

12 PM ET - 2 PM ET

PROGRAMMING BREAK

2 PM ET - 3:30 PM ET

MAIN STAGE PROGRAMMING RETURNS

Transformative Innovation: Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World  

Responding to the grueling demands of an economy in flux has required technology leaders to reprioritize and fast-track projects to meet new business and workforce needs. As we look toward the year 2022, two top tech execs share their strategies for success in the year – and years – to come.

Atish Banerjea, Facebook CIO
Cathy Bessant, Bank of America Chief Operations and Technology Officer
 

Future Investment: Tomorrow’s Technology Today  

The technologies shaping the future of how we work are being built now. What are the innovations that will most impact efficiency and productivity? One leading venture capitalist shares her outlook on the investment bets of today that will influence the work of tomorrow.

Aileen Lee, Cowboy Ventures, Founder and Managing Partner 

The Touchless Economy: CFOs and Digital Transformation 

What the customer wants, the customer gets. The impacts of Covid-19 forced many organizations to place a necessary focus on aggressive investment in digitization.  In this session, two CFOs on the front lines of shifting consumer trends discuss their strategies for being proactive in the face of uncertainty, identifying the ‘north star’ of our new normal, and responding to the impacts of rapid change on the workforce.

Tracey Travis, Estee Lauder CFO
Harmit Singh, Levi Strauss & Co. CFO
 

The Next Global Threat: Climate Change and The Future of Work  

With Covid-19, we’ve experienced the devastation of one major global threat, but are we prepared for the disruptions of a rapidly evolving climate?  The effects of climate change have real consequences for businesses, impacting the health and safety of workers, resource scarcity, supply chain disruptions… even how and where we work. We’ll discuss how weaving climate change response into the core of strategic planning can reap the benefits of reduced costs, increased efficiencies, new ‘green collar’ job creation… and a brighter future for the next workforce generation.

 

3:30 PM ET

EVENT CONCLUDES

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PAST SPEAKERS

Reid
Hoffman

Greylock

Reid Hoffman is Partner of Greylock and Co-founder of LinkedIn.

Reid Hoffman

Reid is a Silicon Valley stalwart in the modern technology world. An accomplished entrepreneur and executive, he played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. As an investor, he has been instrumental in the success of iconic companies such as Facebook and Airbnb and has helped fast-growing newcomers like Aurora and Convoy get to scale.

Reid joined Greylock in 2009 and focuses on early-stage investing in products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants. His unique understanding of consumer behavior and a clear-eyed ability to guide startups from inception through ramped-up “blitzscaling” has made him one of the most sought-after advisors, partners, and investors today. Reid was a board observer for Airbnb and currently serves as a board director for Apollo Fusion, Aurora, Blockstream, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Microsoft, Nauto, Neeva, Xapo, and a few early-stage companies still in stealth.

Reid’s core focus is on businesses with network effects. In 2003, he co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network that today has more than 650 million members and a diversified revenue model that includes subscriptions, advertising, and software licensing. Before LinkedIn, Reid served as executive vice president at PayPal, where he was a founding board member and responsible for all of the company’s external relationships.

His foundational thesis of the power of networks extends beyond marketplaces and social ecosystems. Recently, it has led to his investments in autonomous driving technology startup Nauto, cryptocurrency startup Xapo, and shipping logistics provider Convoy.

Reid is a frequent public speaker, known for his approachability and skill at explaining complex topics with lucidity. He is the co-author of Blitzscaling and two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. He also hosts the podcast Masters of Scale.

A California native, Reid spent most of his life in the Bay Area. He earned a B.S. with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University and then earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University. He has honorary doctorate degrees from Babson University and the University of Oulu.

Beyond startups and technology, Reid has a wide range of interests, including politics, board games, science fiction, philosophy, and philanthropy. He serves on several not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, Do Something, New America, the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change. Reid has received various awards for his philanthropic work, including CBE from the Queen of England and Salute to Greatness Award from the Martin Luther King Center.

Caroline
Wanga

Essence Communications, Inc.

Caroline Wanga is CEO of Essence Communications, Inc.

Caroline Wanga

Caroline A. Wanga is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Essence Communications Inc. the independent Black-owned consumer technology company focused on merging content, community, and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color.

Most recently, Wanga led Target’s strategic intent to champion an inclusive society with accountability for inclusive guest experiences, a diverse and inclusive work environment and societal impact. As a cultural catalyst, she helped fuel Target’s business objectives through the company’s first-ever performance-based D&I goals, significantly improving areas including Supplier Diversity, Marketing, Philanthropy, Retention, Hiring, Representation and Engagement. She also had responsibility for reshaping Target’s organizational culture.

Wanga began her Target career in supply chain, serving in a variety of transformational leadership roles, including modernizing Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Digital and Strategy capabilities. Prior to that, she held several leadership roles in the non-profit sector.

Wanga earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HBCU Texas College and is an inspirational thought leader and public speaker. She has been named a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise and one of Savoy’s Most Powerful Women in Corporate America; is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the Talladega College Board of Trustees, and the Intersectionality, Culture, and Diversity Advisory Board for Twitter; and is former co-chair of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. Her greatest life accomplishment is her daughter, Cadence.

Matthew
McConaughey

Actor and Author of Greenlights

Matthew McConaughey is an Actor and Author of Greenlights.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey is an Actor and Author of Greenlights.

Yun
Lingner

Shark Tank

Yun Lingner is Executive Producer of Shark Tank.

Yun Lingner

YUN LINGNER Executive Producer on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Yun Lingner has been a pivotal part of the creative producing team of the multiple Emmy Award-winning, seminal business program ”Shark Tank” since it’s pilot episode. She began her career producing several television documentary series such as “Biography,” “Ancient Mysteries” and ”In Search of History” for A&E and The History Channel. She has since produced numerous hit reality television shows, including “The Mole” (ABC), “The Shot” (VH1), “American Inventor” (ABC), “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox) and “Big Brother” (CBS). For “Shark Tank,” she has earned nine Emmy nominations with four wins, seven Critics Choice nominations with five wins, three TCA nominations with one win, and four Producer’s Guild Award nominations. She is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts.

Kathleen
Hogan

Microsoft

Kathleen Hogan is Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, Human Resources

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.

Hugh
Johnston

PepsiCo

Hugh Johnston is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo.

Hugh Johnston

Hugh Johnston is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Hugh assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2010, and is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership for PepsiCo, including ensuring the company’s strategy creates shareholder value, communicating the company’s strategies and performance to investors, and implementing a capital structure, financial processes and controls to support the company's growth and return on investment goals.

In addition, Hugh’s portfolio has included a variety of responsibilities, including leadership of PepsiCo’s information technology function since 2015, the company’s global e-commerce business from 2015 to 2019 and the Quaker Foods North America division from 2014 to 2016. In these roles, Hugh has focused on addressing global trends that are reshaping the food and beverage industry, including health and wellness, the rise of the digitally connected consumer and the emergence of e-commerce as a new distribution channel.

Hugh joined PepsiCo in 1987, and has served in a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President, Global Operations, PepsiCo; President, Pepsi-Cola North America; Senior Vice President, Transformation, PepsiCo; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCo Beverages and Foods; and Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, PepsiCo.

Hugh is active with a number of corporate, NGO and academic organizations, and currently serves as a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of Microsoft Corporation. Other organizations in which Hugh serves include: a director for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the leading global economic think tank; the University of Chicago’s Booth School CFO Forum Advisory Board; Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Advisory Council. Additionally, he is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Second District Advisory Council and the CNBC Global CFO Council. Previously, he served as a director of AOL, Inc., where he chaired the audit and finance committee, and a director of Twitter, Inc., where he served as a member of the audit committee.

Hugh holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Hugh is based in Purchase, N.Y.

Arianna
Huffington

Thrive Global

Arianna Huffington is Founder of Huffington Post, and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.

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.

PAST SPEAKERS

  • REID HOFFMAN

    Greylock

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    REID HOFFMAN

    Reid is a Silicon Valley stalwart in the modern technology world. An accomplished entrepreneur and executive, he played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. As an investor, he has been instrumental in the success of iconic companies such as Facebook and Airbnb and has helped fast-growing newcomers like Aurora and Convoy get to scale.

    Reid joined Greylock in 2009 and focuses on early-stage investing in products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants. His unique understanding of consumer behavior and a clear-eyed ability to guide startups from inception through ramped-up “blitzscaling” has made him one of the most sought-after advisors, partners, and investors today. Reid was a board observer for Airbnb and currently serves as a board director for Apollo Fusion, Aurora, Blockstream, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Microsoft, Nauto, Neeva, Xapo, and a few early-stage companies still in stealth.

    Reid’s core focus is on businesses with network effects. In 2003, he co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network that today has more than 650 million members and a diversified revenue model that includes subscriptions, advertising, and software licensing. Before LinkedIn, Reid served as executive vice president at PayPal, where he was a founding board member and responsible for all of the company’s external relationships.

    His foundational thesis of the power of networks extends beyond marketplaces and social ecosystems. Recently, it has led to his investments in autonomous driving technology startup Nauto, cryptocurrency startup Xapo, and shipping logistics provider Convoy.

    Reid is a frequent public speaker, known for his approachability and skill at explaining complex topics with lucidity. He is the co-author of Blitzscaling and two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. He also hosts the podcast Masters of Scale.

    A California native, Reid spent most of his life in the Bay Area. He earned a B.S. with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University and then earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University. He has honorary doctorate degrees from Babson University and the University of Oulu.

    Beyond startups and technology, Reid has a wide range of interests, including politics, board games, science fiction, philosophy, and philanthropy. He serves on several not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, Do Something, New America, the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change. Reid has received various awards for his philanthropic work, including CBE from the Queen of England and Salute to Greatness Award from the Martin Luther King Center.

  • CAROLINE WANGA

    Essence Communications, Inc.

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    CAROLINE WANGA

    Caroline A. Wanga is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Essence Communications Inc. the independent Black-owned consumer technology company focused on merging content, community, and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color.

    Most recently, Wanga led Target’s strategic intent to champion an inclusive society with accountability for inclusive guest experiences, a diverse and inclusive work environment and societal impact. As a cultural catalyst, she helped fuel Target’s business objectives through the company’s first-ever performance-based D&I goals, significantly improving areas including Supplier Diversity, Marketing, Philanthropy, Retention, Hiring, Representation and Engagement. She also had responsibility for reshaping Target’s organizational culture.

    Wanga began her Target career in supply chain, serving in a variety of transformational leadership roles, including modernizing Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Digital and Strategy capabilities. Prior to that, she held several leadership roles in the non-profit sector.

    Wanga earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HBCU Texas College and is an inspirational thought leader and public speaker. She has been named a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise and one of Savoy’s Most Powerful Women in Corporate America; is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the Talladega College Board of Trustees, and the Intersectionality, Culture, and Diversity Advisory Board for Twitter; and is former co-chair of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. Her greatest life accomplishment is her daughter, Cadence.

  • MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

    Actor and Author of Greenlights

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    MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

    Matthew McConaughey is an Actor and Author of Greenlights.

  • YUN LINGNER

    Shark Tank

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    YUN LINGNER

    YUN LINGNER Executive Producer on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Yun Lingner has been a pivotal part of the creative producing team of the multiple Emmy Award-winning, seminal business program ”Shark Tank” since it’s pilot episode. She began her career producing several television documentary series such as “Biography,” “Ancient Mysteries” and ”In Search of History” for A&E and The History Channel. She has since produced numerous hit reality television shows, including “The Mole” (ABC), “The Shot” (VH1), “American Inventor” (ABC), “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox) and “Big Brother” (CBS). For “Shark Tank,” she has earned nine Emmy nominations with four wins, seven Critics Choice nominations with five wins, three TCA nominations with one win, and four Producer’s Guild Award nominations. She is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts.

  • 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.

  • HUGH JOHNSTON

    PepsiCo

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    HUGH JOHNSTON

    Hugh Johnston is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

    Hugh assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2010, and is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership for PepsiCo, including ensuring the company’s strategy creates shareholder value, communicating the company’s strategies and performance to investors, and implementing a capital structure, financial processes and controls to support the company's growth and return on investment goals.

    In addition, Hugh’s portfolio has included a variety of responsibilities, including leadership of PepsiCo’s information technology function since 2015, the company’s global e-commerce business from 2015 to 2019 and the Quaker Foods North America division from 2014 to 2016. In these roles, Hugh has focused on addressing global trends that are reshaping the food and beverage industry, including health and wellness, the rise of the digitally connected consumer and the emergence of e-commerce as a new distribution channel.

    Hugh joined PepsiCo in 1987, and has served in a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President, Global Operations, PepsiCo; President, Pepsi-Cola North America; Senior Vice President, Transformation, PepsiCo; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCo Beverages and Foods; and Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, PepsiCo.

    Hugh is active with a number of corporate, NGO and academic organizations, and currently serves as a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of Microsoft Corporation. Other organizations in which Hugh serves include: a director for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the leading global economic think tank; the University of Chicago’s Booth School CFO Forum Advisory Board; Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Advisory Council. Additionally, he is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Second District Advisory Council and the CNBC Global CFO Council. Previously, he served as a director of AOL, Inc., where he chaired the audit and finance committee, and a director of Twitter, Inc., where he served as a member of the audit committee.

    Hugh holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

    Hugh is based in Purchase, N.Y.

  • ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

    Thrive Global

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    ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

    Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GINNI ROMETTY

    IBM

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    GINNI ROMETTY

    Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty is Executive Chairman of IBM. She was previously Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

    Ginni became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM in 2012. During her tenure she made bold changes to reposition IBM for the future, investing in high value segments of the IT market and optimizing the company’s portfolio. Under Ginni’s leadership, IBM built out key capabilities in hybrid cloud, security, quantum computing, industry expertise, and data and AI, both organically and through acquisition. IBM acquired 64 companies during Ginni’s tenure as CEO, including Red Hat, the largest acquisition in the company’s history. She reinvented more than 50 percent of IBM’s portfolio, built a $21 billion hybrid cloud business and established IBM’s leadership in AI, quantum computing and blockchain, while divesting nearly $10 billion in annual revenue to focus the portfolio on IBM’s high-value, integrated offerings.

    Ginni also established IBM as the model of responsible stewardship in the digital age. She was the industry’s leading voice on technology ethics and data stewardship, working relentlessly to safely usher new technologies into society. She enabled people of diverse backgrounds and education levels to participate in the digital economy by building talent, skills and opportunity for disadvantaged populations. Under her leadership, IBM created thousands of New Collar jobs and championed the reinvention of education around the world, including the explosive growth of the six-year Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, or P‑TECHs, which are helping prepare the workforce of the future, serving hundreds of thousands of students in over 200 schools and 24 countries. She also helped to redefine the purpose of the corporation through her work with the Business Roundtable, expanding corporate commitments to include a wide range of stakeholders, from customers to communities.

    IBM also achieved record results in diversity and inclusion under Ginni’s leadership. This included 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 past 20 years and the only company ever to be honored four times.

    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 honorary degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and North Carolina State University.

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

  • LASZLO BOCK

    Humu

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    LASZLO BOCK

    Laszlo is CEO of Humu, a company making work better through science, machine learning, and a little bit of love. His New York Times bestseller, WORK RULES!, has been published in more than 25 languages. From 2006 to 2016, Laszlo was S.V.P of People Operations and a member of Google’s management team, growing the company to over 70,000 employees while ensuring the culture remained innovative and robust. During his tenure, Google was recognized over 150 times as an exceptional employer, and was named the #1 Best Company to Work For in the United States seven times. Laszlo is credited with creating the field of “People Analytics”, the application of academic-quality rigor and Google-paced innovation to people management.

  • FRAN KATSOUDAS

    Cisco

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    FRAN KATSOUDAS

    Fran Katsoudas is Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer of Cisco. In this role, Fran oversees critical functions that instill Cisco’s conscious culture, contribute to the company’s overall performance, and advance Cisco’s purpose to Power an Inclusive Future For All.

    As head of the People, Policy & Purpose Organization, Fran leads an ecosystem comprised of People & Communities, Corporate Affairs, Workplace Resources, and Government Affairs & Country Digital Acceleration. This strategic alignment of functions and expertise ensures holistic care for the well-being of Cisco’s people, establishes Cisco as a trusted and valued partner to governments and global leaders, and extends Cisco’s reach to positively impact communities everywhere in alignment with the company purpose.

    A 25-year veteran of Cisco, Fran has extensive experience leading organizational transformations, driving large scale growth, cultivating successful leaders and teams, and constructing an employee-first culture. Prior to her current role, she served as HR business partner to the Engineering leadership team, and held positions in the Service Provider, HR Operations, Customer Service, Acquisition Integration and Services groups. Prior to Cisco, Fran worked in both the financial and professional services industries with a focus on customer service and operations.

    Fran currently serves on the Board of Directors for Americares, Global Citizen, and ADP.

    Passionate about social justice, Fran is an activist and advocate for a variety of causes close to her heart, particularly women’s leadership, homeless youth, and the Latino community. A graduate of the University of California Berkeley, Fran lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RITA MCGRATH

    Columbia Business School

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    RITA MCGRATH

    Rita Gunther McGrath is a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. Her work and ideas help CEOs and senior executives chart a pathway to success in today’s rapidly changing and volatile environments. McGrath is highly valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems and in 2016 received the “Theory to Practice” award at the Vienna Strategy Forum.

    Recognized consistently as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50, McGrath also received the award for outstanding achievement in the Strategy category. She is a highly sought after speaker at corporate events, such as the Yale CEO Summit, the Innosight CEO Summit and at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. McGrath has also been inducted into the Strategic Management Society “Fellows” in recognition of her impact on the field.

    McGrath is often cited in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and NPR’s Marketplace. She maintains an active social media presence, and has been rated one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company Magazine. She consistently appears in rankings of the top business school professors to follow on Twitter. McGrath was voted HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinker, writes regularly for Fortune magazine’s online edition, is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s Experts column and blogs regularly at HBR.org.

    McGrath is one of the most widely published authors in the Harvard Business Review, including the best-selling “Discovery Driven Planning” (1995), which was recognized as an early articulation of today’s “lean” startup philosophy and has been praised by Clayton Christensen as ‘one of the most important ideas in management – ever.’ Her related book, Discovery Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity (2009) is a deep dive into how to put the technique to work. Her next project, tentatively entitled Discovery Driven Advantage examines how companies can build true proficiency in innovation.

    McGrath’s best-selling book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business, was recognized by Strategy+Business as the #1 business book of the year. She has co-authored two more books: MarketBusters: 40 Strategic Moves that Drive Exceptional Business Growth (2005); and The Entrepreneurial Mindset (2000), all published by Harvard Business Review Press. MarketBusters has been translated into ten languages and was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Strategy+Business.

    Rita joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in 1993. Prior to life in academia, she was an IT director, worked in the political arena, and founded two startups. She received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has degrees with honors from Barnard College and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. She is married and is proud to be the mother of two delightful grownups. Follow her on Twitter @rgmcgrath

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NICK PINCHUK

    Snap-on

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    NICK PINCHUK

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

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

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

  • JARED SPATARO

    Microsoft

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    JARED SPATARO

    In his current role at Microsoft, Jared is responsible for Microsoft 365, including business management, product and partner marketing, and go-to-market programs. He joined Microsoft in 2006 and has focused on productivity in various marketing, product management, and business roles at the company over the last 13 years. Prior to Microsoft, Jared worked in a number of small- and mid-sized technology companies in a variety of roles, including engineering, product management, product marketing, business management, and sales.  

  • SARAH GUO

    Greylock

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    SARAH GUO

    Sarah is interested in almost everything where technology can be used as a weapon to get us to the future, faster. She spends a lot of her time thinking about opportunities in B2B applications and infrastructure, cyber security, artificial intelligence, and the future of work and communications.

    Sarah joined Greylock as an investor in 2013. She led Greylock’s investment in Cleo, Clubhouse, Demisto (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Remotion, Sqreen and Utmost and is on the board of Cleo, Clubhouse, Obsidian, Remotion, Sqreen and Utmost. She also works with Awake, Coda, Figma, and previously SkyHigh (acquired by McAfee). Prior to joining Greylock, Sarah was at Goldman Sachs, where she invested in growth-stage technology startups such as Dropbox, and advised pre-IPO technology companies such as Workday (as well as public clients including Zynga, Netflix and Nvidia). Previously, Sarah worked with Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA), a publicly traded technology company that develops a software-centric networking platform for cable and mobile service providers.

    She is an advocate for STEM education for women and the underserved. She has taught Marketing in the Wharton Undergraduate Program and served as a teaching fellow in lower-income high schools for the Philadelphia World Affairs Council. Sarah has four degrees from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. She is part of Linkedin’s Next Wave and the Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

  • PRITHWIRAJ (RAJ) CHOUDHURY

    Harvard Business School

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    PRITHWIRAJ (RAJ) CHOUDHURY

    Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury is the Lumry Family Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. He was an Assistant Professor at Wharton prior to joining Harvard. His research is focused on studying the Future of Work, especially the changing Geography of Work. In particular, he studies the productivity effects of geographic mobility of workers, causes of geographic immobility and productivity effects of remote work practices such as ‘Work from anywhere’ and ‘All-remote’.

  • KATIE PORTER

    Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif.

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    KATIE PORTER

    Congresswoman Katie Porter represents California’s 45th Congressional District.

    In Washington, Congresswoman Porter has remained committed to putting Orange County families first. As a member of House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Reform Committee, she’s asked tough questions of bank CEOs and administration officials to hold them accountable to the American people. She has also been a key supporter of legislation to reduce the influence of dark money in politics and restore ethics to Washington.

    As a single working mom, Rep. Porter knows firsthand about the challenges faced by working families. She’s introduced bipartisan legislation to allow families to set aside more pre-tax income for dependent care. She’s continued to press for a repeal of the limits on the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, which has hit California’s middle-class families especially hard.

    Before coming to Congress, Porter spent nearly two decades taking on the special interests that dominate American politics and drown out the voices of working families. As California’s independent watchdog against the banks, she made sure the big banks that had cheated Orange County homeowners followed through on their promise to help affected families get back on their feet. As a consumer finance expert, Congresswoman Porter also helped Congress pass the original Credit CARD Act in 2009, which enacted federal protections from abusive credit card fees.

  • NEAL BAER

    ER, Law & Order: SVU, Designated Survivor

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    NEAL BAER

    Neal Baer, MD, is an award-winning showrunner, television writer/producer, physician, author, Harvard Medical School graduate, and a public health advocate and expert.

    Dr. Baer’s current television slate includes The Edit, a drama for Sony TV; Bluford, a young-adult series for Warner Brothers; and Futurus, a drama for Japan’s NTT.

    Dr. Baer recently served as Executive Producer and Showrunner of the third season of Designated Survivor, which premiered globally on Netflix in the summer of 2019. Prior to Designated Survivor, Dr. Baer was Executive Producer and Showrunner of the hit CBS television series Under the Dome.

    Previously, he was Executive Producer and Showrunner of the CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, as well as the Executive Producer and Showrunner of the hit NBC television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 2000-2011, where he oversaw all aspects of producing and writing the show. During his tenure, the series won multiple awards, including the Shine Award, People’s Choice Award, the Prism Award, Edgar Award, Sentinel for Health Award, and the Media Access Award. Actors on the show won six Emmys and the Golden Globe. The series regularly appeared among the top ten television dramas in national ratings.

    Prior to his work on SVU, Dr. Baer was Executive Producer of the NBC series ER. A member of the show’s original staff and a writer and producer on the series for seven seasons, he was nominated for five Emmys as a producer. He also received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for the episodes “Hell and High Water” and “Whose Appy Now?” For the latter, he also received a Writers Guild of America nomination. He is also executive producer of the new documentary feature film Welcome to Chechnya, which won a Special Jury Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, best documentary at the Berlin Film Festival, and is nominated for best documentary feature by the International Documentary Association. The film premiered on HBO in June 2020.

    Dr. Baer’s first novel, Kill Switch, co-written with Jonathan Greene, was published in January 2012, and his second novel, Kill Again, also with Jonathan Greene, was published in 2015. Dr. Baer also produced the documentary short, Home Is Where You Find It, directed by Alcides Soares, a seventeen-year-old Mozambican AIDS orphan, which chronicles one young man’s search to find a family after his parents have died of AIDS. The film has screened internationally at sixty festivals and has won four awards for best documentary.

    Dr. Baer is a Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he created a Post-Graduate Intensive Program, Media, Media, and Health, and is also a Lecturer at Yale’s School of Public Health. Previously, he was an Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy, where he taught the course “Soda Politics” in 2020. He established The Global Media Center for Social Impact at ULCA’s Fielding School of Public Health, where he was an Adjunct Professor of Community Health from 2014-2020. He was Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California from 2011-2013. Dr. Baer is also a Senior Fellow at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

    Dr. Baer has served on the boards of many organizations related to health care, including the Venice Family Clinic (the largest free clinic in the U.S.; 2000-2010) and RAND Health (2000-2011). He was a trustee of the Writers Guild of America Health and Pension Fund (2000-2012), was a trustee of the American Film Institute, and served as a trustee of Colorado College from 2006-2019. He also served as an elected member to Harvard University’s alumni board (2006-2011) and was Co-Chair of the CDC and Gates Foundation-supported, Hollywood, Health, and Society. Dr. Baer serves on the Board of Fellows at Harvard Medical School. He currently serves on the board of the One Archives, which houses the largest collection of LGBTQ-related writings and other materials. He is also a member of the editorial board of Perspectives in Biology Medicine, for which he recently edited a special issue on CRISPR, and is publishing a book of essays, Reshaping Human Nature: The Promise and Peril of CRISPR, Johns Hopkins Press, 2022.

    Dr. Baer received the Valentine Davies Award in 2004 from the Writers Guild of America for “public service efforts in both the entertainment industry and the community at large, bringing dignity to and raising the standard for writers everywhere.” He has received the Special Individual Achievement Award from the Media Project; the Leadership Award from NOFAS; the Loop Award from Lupus LA for educating the public about lupus and autoimmune diseases; the Socially Responsible Medicine Award from Physicians for Social Responsibility for “accomplishment in crafting compelling health messages;” and the Feminist Majority Foundation Award for promoting global women’s rights on television. In 2012, he received the John P. McGovern Medal from the American Medical Writers Association. Since then, he has received the Point Foundation Honors Leadership Award, the American Pediatric Association George Armstrong Lecturer Award, and the TV & Cable Christopher Award for the documentary, If You Build It. He has also received an Honorable Mention for the Hilton-Sundance Light Stay Sustainability Award and has been honored by the Children’s Hospital Champion Fund, Denver City Year Red Jacket Society, The Creative Coalition’s Television Industry Advocacy Awards, and Cynopsis Social Good Awards.

    Dr. Baer lives in New York City. His son, Caleb, is a recent graduate of Williams College.

  • GREG CUNNINGHAM

    U.S. Bank

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    GREG CUNNINGHAM

    Greg Cunningham is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for U.S. Bank.

  • SUSAN LUND

    McKinsey Global Institute

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    SUSAN LUND

    Susan Lund is Partner at McKinsey Global Institute.

  • INAMARIE JOHNSON

    Zendesk

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    INAMARIE JOHNSON

    As Zendesk’s chief people and diversity officer, InaMarie Johnson leads the company's vision for delivering a great employee experience. Day-to-day, she is responsible for overseeing multiple functions, including diversity equity and inclusion, workplace experience functions, and talent acquisition and development.

    Before joining Zendesk, InaMarie was senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Plantronics, Inc., an audio communications company. Prior to that, she was the chief human resources officer at UTi Worldwide Inc., a supply-chain management company, and held various senior leadership roles at Honeywell International Inc., an international technology and manufacturing company.

    As an active member in the community, InaMarie serves as an advisory board member for the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and is an advisory board member for EmpowHer, a non-profit focused on the eradication of the dropout epidemic among Los Angeles high school students. She is also a chairperson for St. Peter’s by the Sea, an organization which engages the community in addressing human need by bringing hope and tangible help to local, U.S., and international communities. Most recently, InaMarie was invited to join CNBC's Workforce Executive Council, a community of top HR, talent, diversity, and human capital management professionals across various industries, and was recognized as one of San Francisco Business Times' Most Influential Women in Business. She was also recognized as one of Northern California’s Most Powerful & Influential Women by the California Diversity Council.

    InaMarie holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, with an emphasis in human resource management, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in organizational development and management from John F. Kennedy University.

    When she's not at the office, InaMarie enjoys spending her time gardening and is an avid yogi.

  • RACHEL GLASER

    Etsy

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    RACHEL GLASER

    Rachel is Etsy's CFO, bringing more than 30 years of senior financial experience to Etsy. She's responsible for overseeing our global financial operations.

    Rachel joins Etsy from Leaf Group, where she served as CFO since 2015. While at Leaf Group, she led efforts that strengthened operating efficiency and helped the company through a transformative period and a return to growth.

    Prior to joining Leaf, Rachel was CFO at Move, Inc. and helped lead a successful sale of the company to News Corporation. Rachel has also held roles as Senior Vice President, Operations Finance at Yahoo! and at The Walt Disney Company, where she spent nearly 20 years in leadership positions in finance, operations, and technology teams. Rachel Glaser was elected to the Board of Directors of The New York Times Company in 2018.

  • KARYN TWARONITE

    EY

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    KARYN TWARONITE

    As EY Global Vice Chair – Diversity & Inclusiveness, Karyn drives innovations that maximize the strength and effectiveness of EY personnel by embracing diversity. She oversees EY’s integrated approach to diversity and inclusiveness (D&I) - the EY Culture Change Continuum: a roadmap for success, which enables leaders to foster an inclusive environment, where people can better leverage their diverse skills, experiences and cultural backgrounds.

    A member of the Ernst & Young LLP Executive Committee, Karyn co-chairs the EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Steering Committee and the EY Americas Inclusiveness Consulting Council. She began her EY career as a tax professional more than 20 years ago before shifting her focus to help shape the organization’s talent, human resources and D&I leadership culture. Karyn works with clients and stakeholders in these efforts around the world.

    Karyn earned a BSc in Accounting from Miami University (Ohio) and an MSc in Taxation from Fordham University. She is certified in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard University Graduate School of Business and a licensed CPA in New York.

  • JACK HARTUNG

    Chipotle

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    JACK HARTUNG

    John R. (Jack) Hartung is Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hartung joined Chipotle in 2002 after spending 18 years at McDonald's where he held a variety of management positions, most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Partner Brands Group. Mr. Hartung has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics as well as an MBA from Illinois State University.

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