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07:15

Duration:

30

Registration & Networking

19 May

Networking

07:15

Duration:

30

Registration & Networking

19 May

Networking

08:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynotes

Welcome Remarks

Carrie Beckstrom

CEO @ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

19 May

Keynote

08:45

Duration:

30

Welcome Remarks

Carrie Beckstrom

CEO @ PowerSpeaking, Inc.

Track:

Keynotes

19 May

Keynote

09:00

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynotes

Headline Keynote Delivered by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Sandhya Sridharan

Head of Core Engineering @ JPMorgan Chase & Co.

19 May

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Transformation

Session details coming soon...

09:00

Duration:

30

Headline Keynote Delivered by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Sandhya Sridharan

Head of Core Engineering @ JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Track:

Keynotes

19 May

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Technical

Transformation

Session details coming soon...

 

09:30

Duration:

30

Track:

Keynotes

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautifully Ugly Journey to the Public Cloud

Lauren Woods

Vice President, Technology, Platforms & Architecture @ Southwest Airlines

Kathleen Merrill

SVP, Chief Information Officer @ Southwest Airlines

19 May

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Transformation

This session will cover key aspects of Southwest Airlines' multi-year journey to adopt and scale in the public cloud. We'll be sharing the truth about going to the cloud in a large, legacy heavy, enterprise such as Southwest Airlines that includes what to do (Good), what not to do (Bad), and how the biggest lessons come from taking on the toughest problems (the Beautifully Ugly).

The Why: Many participants may be looking to push their organization toward this exciting technology or be struggling mid-journey with their cloud transformation. Some participants may want to compare their own experiences with Southwest's journey and struggles.

Key Takeaways:

  • Knowing your WHY is an important part of your journey on any transformation.
  • How the success of the past may be getting in the way of your future
  • Doing what is hard - like taking a mission-critical app first - forces you and your team to answer the hard things up front and comes with the most valuable learnings.

This session is for... all levels that are interested in making major transformation changes, especially including public cloud technologies.

09:30

Duration:

30

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautifully Ugly Journey to the Public Cloud

Lauren Woods

Vice President, Technology, Platforms & Architecture @ Southwest Airlines

Kathleen Merrill

SVP, Chief Information Officer @ Southwest Airlines

Track:

Keynotes

19 May

Keynote

Not to be Missed

Transformation

This session will cover key aspects of Southwest Airlines' multi-year journey to adopt and scale in the public cloud. We'll be sharing the truth about going to the cloud in a large, legacy heavy, enterprise such as Southwest Airlines that includes what to do (Good), what not to do (Bad), and how the biggest lessons come from taking on the toughest problems (the Beautifully Ugly).

The Why: Many participants may be looking to push their organization toward this exciting technology or be struggling mid-journey with their cloud transformation. Some participants may want to compare their own experiences with Southwest's journey and struggles.

Key Takeaways:

  • Knowing your WHY is an important part of your journey on any transformation.
  • How the success of the past may be getting in the way of your future
  • Doing what is hard - like taking a mission-critical app first - forces you and your team to answer the hard things up front and comes with the most valuable learnings.

This session is for... all levels that are interested in making major transformation changes, especially including public cloud technologies.

 

10:00

Duration:

30

Networking Break

19 May

Networking

10:00

Duration:

30

Networking Break

19 May

Networking

10:00

Duration:

30

Meet the Speakers

19 May

Networking

Meet our fantastic speakers and their teams in the exhibition area. An opportunity for you to extend the Q&A, get to know the speakers and their company, quiz them on their presentation takeaways and network.

10:00

Duration:

30

Meet the Speakers

19 May

Networking

Meet our fantastic speakers and their teams in the exhibition area. An opportunity for you to extend the Q&A, get to know the speakers and their company, quiz them on their presentation takeaways and network.

 

10:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Deploying Future Tech for Today's Humans

Elizabeth Bieniek

Startup Founder and Co-Founder @ Webex Hologram, Cisco

19 May

Non-Technical

Digital

Transformation

Product

Adopting new technology is always seen as a huge undertaking at a great expense, and yet, it still often fails. Why? When embracing new tech, we often overlook the foundational structure of how humans interact. Join this presentation for the opportunity to learn how to define (and redefine) the value-add of technology adoption based on the fundamental human tenets of communication, security, and trust, as well as hear predictions on what behavioral shifts we can realistically expect as technological advancements continue to revolutionize how we work.

Key Takeaways:

  • Building technology that’s relevant to culture shifts and the human experience
  • Understanding what technology is right for your business and solving your most critical needs
  • Being aware of future disruptive technology and how it will impact the people interacting and experiencing the technology

This session is for... you if you build, sell, integrate, or adopt new technology solutions and want to get an edge in positioning.

10:35

Duration:

30

Deploying Future Tech for Today's Humans

Elizabeth Bieniek

Startup Founder and Co-Founder @ Webex Hologram, Cisco

Track:

Tech Resilience

19 May

Non-Technical

Digital

Transformation

Product

Adopting new technology is always seen as a huge undertaking at a great expense, and yet, it still often fails. Why? When embracing new tech, we often overlook the foundational structure of how humans interact. Join this presentation for the opportunity to learn how to define (and redefine) the value-add of technology adoption based on the fundamental human tenets of communication, security, and trust, as well as hear predictions on what behavioral shifts we can realistically expect as technological advancements continue to revolutionize how we work.

Key Takeaways:

  • Building technology that’s relevant to culture shifts and the human experience
  • Understanding what technology is right for your business and solving your most critical needs
  • Being aware of future disruptive technology and how it will impact the people interacting and experiencing the technology

This session is for... you if you build, sell, integrate, or adopt new technology solutions and want to get an edge in positioning.

 

10:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Communicating Trust and Transparency

Libby Firer

Senior Manager of Sales Development @ MongoDB

Misty Shafer Sterne

Managing Director, Flight Attendant Technology @ American Airlines

Catherine Copeland

Vice President of Global Finance @ McKesson

Kiley Salomon

Regional Director, Enterprise Sales @ MongoDB

Karen Sun

DevOps Manager @ Schlumberger

19 May

Not to be Missed

Non-Technical

Workforce

Transformation

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills needed to succeed in the workplace—whether managing a team of 100 or effectively speaking one-to-one with your boss. However, communication can be hindered if trust and transparency are not prioritized; employees who don’t feel supported by their leaders or empowered to express their personal and professional needs may be more likely to overwork, burn out, or resign from their company.

In this session, our panelists from MongoDB, Mckesson, American Airlines, and Schlumberger will discuss how building a culture of trust and transparency in the workplace leads to more effective communication, so that every employee feels confident in their leadership and empowered to meet both their personal and professional goals.

The Why: Workplaces that create a culture of trust and transparency through open communication help their employees thrive, both personally and professionally, because they are able to safely express what they want and need in order to best do their job.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear how these leaders navigate different communication styles in the workplace
  • Learn why open communication and expressing vulnerability is important to creating a culture of trust and transparency
  • Understand how trust and transparency within teams and companies can facilitate employee growth and empowerment

This session is for... you if you’re looking for insight on how to use effective communication to create an environment where every team member feels validated by their leadership team and assured that their goals and needs are supported.

10:35

Duration:

30

Communicating Trust and Transparency

Libby Firer

Senior Manager of Sales Development @ MongoDB

Misty Shafer Sterne

Managing Director, Flight Attendant Technology @ American Airlines

Catherine Copeland

Vice President of Global Finance @ McKesson

Kiley Salomon

Regional Director, Enterprise Sales @ MongoDB

Karen Sun

DevOps Manager @ Schlumberger

Track:

Business Resilience

19 May

Not to be Missed

Non-Technical

Workforce

Transformation

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills needed to succeed in the workplace—whether managing a team of 100 or effectively speaking one-to-one with your boss. However, communication can be hindered if trust and transparency are not prioritized; employees who don’t feel supported by their leaders or empowered to express their personal and professional needs may be more likely to overwork, burn out, or resign from their company.

In this session, our panelists from MongoDB, Mckesson, American Airlines, and Schlumberger will discuss how building a culture of trust and transparency in the workplace leads to more effective communication, so that every employee feels confident in their leadership and empowered to meet both their personal and professional goals.

The Why: Workplaces that create a culture of trust and transparency through open communication help their employees thrive, both personally and professionally, because they are able to safely express what they want and need in order to best do their job.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear how these leaders navigate different communication styles in the workplace
  • Learn why open communication and expressing vulnerability is important to creating a culture of trust and transparency
  • Understand how trust and transparency within teams and companies can facilitate employee growth and empowerment

This session is for... you if you’re looking for insight on how to use effective communication to create an environment where every team member feels validated by their leadership team and assured that their goals and needs are supported.

 

10:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Resilience

The Power of the Ask

Rocio Leon

Director, Digital Transformation @ HighRadius

19 May

D&I

Non-Technical

Career

Too many women are not asking for what they want whether it's professionally or at home, or in life. Sometimes it's due to the way we were raised (i.e. don't appear too aggressive or demanding) or imposter syndrome which makes us fearful or nervous to ask for what we want and deserve (i.e. a raise, promotion, job transfer to a new city, a better class for your kids). Sometimes we just didn't learn how to negotiate.

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." - Oprah

Key Takeaways:

  • Be your own advocate
  • Take control of your life path and live the life you want
  • Get the pay, promotions, and equal treatment you deserve

10:35

Duration:

30

The Power of the Ask

Rocio Leon

Director, Digital Transformation @ HighRadius

Track:

Career Resilience

19 May

D&I

Non-Technical

Career

Too many women are not asking for what they want whether it's professionally or at home, or in life. Sometimes it's due to the way we were raised (i.e. don't appear too aggressive or demanding) or imposter syndrome which makes us fearful or nervous to ask for what we want and deserve (i.e. a raise, promotion, job transfer to a new city, a better class for your kids). Sometimes we just didn't learn how to negotiate.

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." - Oprah

Key Takeaways:

  • Be your own advocate
  • Take control of your life path and live the life you want
  • Get the pay, promotions, and equal treatment you deserve
 

10:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Optimizing Latency to Improve Performance and User Experience

Andrea van den Haak

Senior Product Manager @ Amazon Web Services

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Skills

High user-perceived latency can contribute to a negative customer experience and lead to decreased engagement. Join this session for a strategy on managing and triaging latency across your organization's stack, understanding how to navigate the trade-offs for reducing latency, and for best practices on how to build an evergreen program for identifying and executing latency optimization opportunities. The workshop will include breakout sessions where participants will work together to triage typical latency increase scenarios.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the importance of measuring and tracking latency and how it impacts the bottom line
  • Learn how to effectively manage typical latency increase scenarios
  • Building an evergreen program for identifying latency optimization opportunities

This session is for…

  • You if you're working on latency optimizations in your organization
  • You if you care about users/customers and want them to have a fast experience on your platform

10:35

Duration:

30

Optimizing Latency to Improve Performance and User Experience

Andrea van den Haak

Senior Product Manager @ Amazon Web Services

Track:

Workshop

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Skills

High user-perceived latency can contribute to a negative customer experience and lead to decreased engagement. Join this session for a strategy on managing and triaging latency across your organization's stack, understanding how to navigate the trade-offs for reducing latency, and for best practices on how to build an evergreen program for identifying and executing latency optimization opportunities. The workshop will include breakout sessions where participants will work together to triage typical latency increase scenarios.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the importance of measuring and tracking latency and how it impacts the bottom line
  • Learn how to effectively manage typical latency increase scenarios
  • Building an evergreen program for identifying latency optimization opportunities

This session is for…

  • You if you're working on latency optimizations in your organization
  • You if you care about users/customers and want them to have a fast experience on your platform
 

10:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Lessons Learned In Design & Innovation from Long Distance Running

Margo Lunsford

Associate Design Director @ Credera

Kathryn Thompson

Senior Manager @ Credera

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

Skills

Transformation

Have you ever run an ultra-marathon? Neither have we! But we know it's impossible without training, rest, nutrition, coaching, and the right mindset. In a world where we run from meeting to meeting, task to task, project to project, and fire to fire, how do we build the stamina for sustained performance across teams? In this session, we'll discuss how design thinking and innovation play a critical part in providing the tools, space and psychological safety for teams to condition, perform and unlock potential for the milage ahead.

The Why: Sprinting through fundamental design thinking principles day to day can cause fatigue. Learn how white space can both nourish and provide the recovery teams need in order to win the innovation race.

Key Takeaways:

  • Brief Design Thinking and Innovation principles overview
  • Identify when its best to train, rest, and reflect during endurance tasks
  • Unlock new ways for your team to uncover and address unseen problems with confidence

This session is for... you if your teams are exhausted from running on a hamster wheel instead of making meaningful strides on the track to unlock your business's ambition.

10:35

Duration:

30

Lessons Learned In Design & Innovation from Long Distance Running

Margo Lunsford

Associate Design Director @ Credera

Kathryn Thompson

Senior Manager @ Credera

Track:

Workshop

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

Skills

Transformation

Have you ever run an ultra-marathon? Neither have we! But we know it's impossible without training, rest, nutrition, coaching, and the right mindset. In a world where we run from meeting to meeting, task to task, project to project, and fire to fire, how do we build the stamina for sustained performance across teams? In this session, we'll discuss how design thinking and innovation play a critical part in providing the tools, space and psychological safety for teams to condition, perform and unlock potential for the milage ahead.

The Why: Sprinting through fundamental design thinking principles day to day can cause fatigue. Learn how white space can both nourish and provide the recovery teams need in order to win the innovation race.

Key Takeaways:

  • Brief Design Thinking and Innovation principles overview
  • Identify when its best to train, rest, and reflect during endurance tasks
  • Unlock new ways for your team to uncover and address unseen problems with confidence

This session is for... you if your teams are exhausted from running on a hamster wheel instead of making meaningful strides on the track to unlock your business's ambition.

 

10:35

Duration:

30

Track:

Deep Dives

Security Enhancement in Data Engineering Pipelines

Becky Crawford

Data Science and Engineering Senior Consulant @ CGI

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Digital

Transformation

Join Becky Crawford in this interaction session focused on data privacy. Starting at the basics, topics like role-based access control and internal versus external security will be discussed. The focus of this workshop is data engineering pipelines and how the end-users interact with the final semantic layer of data. We will explore tools and examples in the Microsoft Azure Cloud and Snowflake Data Warehouse. Participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the importance and implementation details of data privacy.

Activity: "Find the Breaking Point" is an interactive activity where audience members will break down and discuss timelines of potential data privacy and security breaches. This activity will illustrate how small habits can have a real impact on data privacy, even from within the organization.

The Why: Organizations are producing and consuming more data than ever, and complying with rules, regulations and securing sensitive data is necessary. Compliance is the bar of data privacy, but organizations can go a step above and beyond in implementing data privacy across their organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to use restrictive methods for securing data
  • Dynamic data masking in Snowflake
  • Learn why internal data privacy is as important as external

This session is for... you if you are an end-user of data for reporting and data visualization, you are a business leader in a data-centric organization, you are an architect or engineer dealing with large amounts of raw data.

10:35

Duration:

30

Security Enhancement in Data Engineering Pipelines

Becky Crawford

Data Science and Engineering Senior Consulant @ CGI

Track:

Deep Dives

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Digital

Transformation

Join Becky Crawford in this interaction session focused on data privacy. Starting at the basics, topics like role-based access control and internal versus external security will be discussed. The focus of this workshop is data engineering pipelines and how the end-users interact with the final semantic layer of data. We will explore tools and examples in the Microsoft Azure Cloud and Snowflake Data Warehouse. Participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the importance and implementation details of data privacy.

Activity: "Find the Breaking Point" is an interactive activity where audience members will break down and discuss timelines of potential data privacy and security breaches. This activity will illustrate how small habits can have a real impact on data privacy, even from within the organization.

The Why: Organizations are producing and consuming more data than ever, and complying with rules, regulations and securing sensitive data is necessary. Compliance is the bar of data privacy, but organizations can go a step above and beyond in implementing data privacy across their organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to use restrictive methods for securing data
  • Dynamic data masking in Snowflake
  • Learn why internal data privacy is as important as external

This session is for... you if you are an end-user of data for reporting and data visualization, you are a business leader in a data-centric organization, you are an architect or engineer dealing with large amounts of raw data.

 

10:35

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Boosting Self Confidence

Meshell Baker

Co-Founder @ ShiftCo

19 May

Networking

Career

Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

A Confidence and Imposter Syndrome Watercooler session facilitated by Meshell Baker who is an enigmatic confidence coach. Ideally suited for those looking to transform and move the needle in their confidence.

Key Takeaways:

  • Walk away emboldened and empowered, Mindset shift with confidence
  • Understand and apply the strategies that lead to influential communication skills
  • Learn how to motivate and inspire people and be confident in any situation

10:35

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Boosting Self Confidence

Meshell Baker

Co-Founder @ ShiftCo

19 May

Networking

Career

Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

A Confidence and Imposter Syndrome Watercooler session facilitated by Meshell Baker who is an enigmatic confidence coach. Ideally suited for those looking to transform and move the needle in their confidence.

Key Takeaways:

  • Walk away emboldened and empowered, Mindset shift with confidence
  • Understand and apply the strategies that lead to influential communication skills
  • Learn how to motivate and inspire people and be confident in any situation
 

11:10

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Cyber Threat Trends and How To Respond

Evelyn Anderson

Distinguished Engineer @ IBM

19 May

Technical

Digital

Data

Software Engineer

Career

Join this session to hear about the latest cybersecurity threats emerging from the pandemic and how you can prepare your organization to be protected against malicious attacks. We will also look ahead to the skills that will be required from your team so you can address the skills gap in your organization and how you can begin upskilling your employees.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the key trends in cyber and how to protect your organization from malicious attacks
  • Identifying the weak points in your tech stack which may leave you vulnerable
  • Identifying the key skills required from your workforce

11:10

Duration:

30

Cyber Threat Trends and How To Respond

Evelyn Anderson

Distinguished Engineer @ IBM

Track:

Tech Resilience

19 May

Technical

Digital

Data

Software Engineer

Career

Join this session to hear about the latest cybersecurity threats emerging from the pandemic and how you can prepare your organization to be protected against malicious attacks. We will also look ahead to the skills that will be required from your team so you can address the skills gap in your organization and how you can begin upskilling your employees.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the key trends in cyber and how to protect your organization from malicious attacks
  • Identifying the weak points in your tech stack which may leave you vulnerable
  • Identifying the key skills required from your workforce
 

11:10

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Resilience

Now, Next, and Future-Proofing Your Success

Nickoria Johnson

Chief Diversity Officer and Partner @ Credera

19 May

Non-Technical

Career

Skills

An exploration of how to future proof your success, using a strategic framework to emerge from a crisis or a life season ready to deal with the Now, plan for the Next, and invest in the Future. Problem solved: Being stuck in short-term or survival thinking and shifting towards addressing the net new thinking to protect your future, for both companies and individuals

The Why: The pandemic has been one of the biggest disruptors of our time; all of us were unprepared for that crisis, so it’s important to use this time to reflect, prepare ourselves and utilize a framework to help us quickly recover from crisis and emerge even better than we were before.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why thinking about disruption isn’t enough to future proof your success
  • What is the Now, Next and Future framework
  • How to start thinking about various dimensions impacted by a current crisis
  • How to start the journey of future-proofing your success

This session is for... you if you/your company looking to adapt to a crisis or change quickly or if feel stuck trying to just get through today/tomorrow/this week. This session is also for you if you want to explore the intersection of strategic planning with real-world scenarios and outcomes.

11:10

Duration:

30

Now, Next, and Future-Proofing Your Success

Nickoria Johnson

Chief Diversity Officer and Partner @ Credera

Track:

Career Resilience

19 May

Non-Technical

Career

Skills

An exploration of how to future proof your success, using a strategic framework to emerge from a crisis or a life season ready to deal with the Now, plan for the Next, and invest in the Future. Problem solved: Being stuck in short-term or survival thinking and shifting towards addressing the net new thinking to protect your future, for both companies and individuals

The Why: The pandemic has been one of the biggest disruptors of our time; all of us were unprepared for that crisis, so it’s important to use this time to reflect, prepare ourselves and utilize a framework to help us quickly recover from crisis and emerge even better than we were before.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why thinking about disruption isn’t enough to future proof your success
  • What is the Now, Next and Future framework
  • How to start thinking about various dimensions impacted by a current crisis
  • How to start the journey of future-proofing your success

This session is for... you if you/your company looking to adapt to a crisis or change quickly or if feel stuck trying to just get through today/tomorrow/this week. This session is also for you if you want to explore the intersection of strategic planning with real-world scenarios and outcomes.

 

11:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Our DevOps journey towards "Elite" Software Delivery and Operational Excellence

Sujaa Deepak

Global Practices and Competency Manager @ Schlumberger

19 May

Technical

Transformation

Skills

What does it take for globally distributed product teams to efficiently build, deliver and operate SAAS solutions? If you are curious, come listen to Schlumberger's journey of adopting DevOps practices, lean software governance and building the tooling ecosystem that has enabled continuous delivery and continuous compliance for all our cloud-hosted products and services. I will also talk about how we leveraged DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) to drive our software delivery and operational performance capabilities. And finally, I will describe how we are upskilling the organization and discuss what organizational culture has to do with all of it!

The Why: Learn more about accelerating your DevOps journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Improving your DevOps capabilities is as much about your organizational culture as it is about your technical and process capabilities
  • Understand how you can identify which capabilities you need to build on to have a positive impact to your software delivery and operational performance
  • Learn why a growth mindset is fundamental for your DevOps Transformation

This session is for...

  • You if you are starting on your DevOps journey
  • You if you are looking for ways to identify what capabilities to build to see the most impact
  • You if you want to understand how culture plays a role in becoming an 'Elite' organization

11:45

Duration:

30

Our DevOps journey towards "Elite" Software Delivery and Operational Excellence

Sujaa Deepak

Global Practices and Competency Manager @ Schlumberger

Track:

Tech Resilience

19 May

Technical

Transformation

Skills

What does it take for globally distributed product teams to efficiently build, deliver and operate SAAS solutions? If you are curious, come listen to Schlumberger's journey of adopting DevOps practices, lean software governance and building the tooling ecosystem that has enabled continuous delivery and continuous compliance for all our cloud-hosted products and services. I will also talk about how we leveraged DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) to drive our software delivery and operational performance capabilities. And finally, I will describe how we are upskilling the organization and discuss what organizational culture has to do with all of it!

The Why: Learn more about accelerating your DevOps journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Improving your DevOps capabilities is as much about your organizational culture as it is about your technical and process capabilities
  • Understand how you can identify which capabilities you need to build on to have a positive impact to your software delivery and operational performance
  • Learn why a growth mindset is fundamental for your DevOps Transformation

This session is for...

  • You if you are starting on your DevOps journey
  • You if you are looking for ways to identify what capabilities to build to see the most impact
  • You if you want to understand how culture plays a role in becoming an 'Elite' organization
 

11:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

TMRG What?! How Resource Groups Amplify Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace

Camille Rodriguez

Field Engineering Manager, Leader of the Women’s Resource Group and Hiring Lead @ Canonical

Sierra Fredenrich

Global IoT Account Development, Leader of Culture & Identity Resource Group @ Canonical

19 May

Not to be Missed

Workforce

Non-Technical

D&I

Resource groups are distributed teams within an organization that work together to build out shared communities for marginalized folks to feel empowered regardless of their race, creed, ethnicity or gender.

Sierra & Camille have been leading such groups in their company for over a year and a half. They'll share their experience on how to get resource groups started, what value comes out of it at a business and a personal level, what challenges are ahead and what kind of outcome you can wish for.

The Why: These initiatives can benefit immensely the business itself, employee retention and overall job satisfaction. On a personal level, participating in such groups are great for developing relationships with colleagues, leadership skills and boosting confidence for building your career.

Key Takeaways:

  • Benefits of TMRGs for organizations and employees
  • Examples of cross-team collaboration with successes and obstacles to overcome
  • How one might adopt this in their company

This session is for...

  • You if you feel strongly about making your workplace more inclusive and accepting
  • You if you're the only woman in your team/department
  • You if you want to connect with people like you in your company but don't know where to start

11:45

Duration:

30

TMRG What?! How Resource Groups Amplify Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace

Camille Rodriguez

Field Engineering Manager, Leader of the Women’s Resource Group and Hiring Lead @ Canonical

Sierra Fredenrich

Global IoT Account Development, Leader of Culture & Identity Resource Group @ Canonical

Track:

Business Resilience

19 May

Not to be Missed

Workforce

Non-Technical

D&I

Resource groups are distributed teams within an organization that work together to build out shared communities for marginalized folks to feel empowered regardless of their race, creed, ethnicity or gender.

Sierra & Camille have been leading such groups in their company for over a year and a half. They'll share their experience on how to get resource groups started, what value comes out of it at a business and a personal level, what challenges are ahead and what kind of outcome you can wish for.

The Why: These initiatives can benefit immensely the business itself, employee retention and overall job satisfaction. On a personal level, participating in such groups are great for developing relationships with colleagues, leadership skills and boosting confidence for building your career.

Key Takeaways:

  • Benefits of TMRGs for organizations and employees
  • Examples of cross-team collaboration with successes and obstacles to overcome
  • How one might adopt this in their company

This session is for...

  • You if you feel strongly about making your workplace more inclusive and accepting
  • You if you're the only woman in your team/department
  • You if you want to connect with people like you in your company but don't know where to start
 

11:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Resilience

Resilient Transformation in Tech: Advancing Purposeful Change

Jo Justice

Senior Manager, Cyber Engineering & Operations @ Leidos

19 May

Non-Technical

Career

D&I

Despite the needle movement for women in tech, we must continue to advance transformational & purposeful change. For us to continue to change the landscape, we must continue to evolve, innovate, and harness the power of our community. As the resilient women that we must be bold and authentic in our vision. More importantly, we must be comfortable with being uncomfortable. The time to experience the power of resilience in transforming this landscape is NOW.

Key Takeaways:

  • Resilient Transformation in Tech - The What, Who, Why & How
  • Advancing purpose change from anywhere through strategic execution
  • Discover & understand your purpose, passion and vision

This session is for... you if you are a change champion willing to challenge the status quo by leading through change.

11:45

Duration:

30

Resilient Transformation in Tech: Advancing Purposeful Change

Jo Justice

Senior Manager, Cyber Engineering & Operations @ Leidos

Track:

Career Resilience

19 May

Non-Technical

Career

D&I

Despite the needle movement for women in tech, we must continue to advance transformational & purposeful change. For us to continue to change the landscape, we must continue to evolve, innovate, and harness the power of our community. As the resilient women that we must be bold and authentic in our vision. More importantly, we must be comfortable with being uncomfortable. The time to experience the power of resilience in transforming this landscape is NOW.

Key Takeaways:

  • Resilient Transformation in Tech - The What, Who, Why & How
  • Advancing purpose change from anywhere through strategic execution
  • Discover & understand your purpose, passion and vision

This session is for... you if you are a change champion willing to challenge the status quo by leading through change.

 

11:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Innovation in Datacenter Infrastructure

Tina Mathews

Senior RD Engineer @ AOI

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Data

With 5G, AI, VR, IoT and autonomous driving technologies becoming a reality in the near future, the data center industry will grow exponentially in the future. We are looking at the infrastructure in this industry and also the growing opportunities that will help our systems and businesses thrive. This session will focus on offering several solutions in the OSI layers and seek the demands and resilience needed in these areas. This requires peering into the hardware and software paths available on saving space, weight and power. We will also parse the trends in related industries like optics, climate control which support datacenter infrastructure.

The Why: Our near future is going to continue expanding with the applications on datacenters helping us in digital transformation. Most of our attendees will develop, use or build systems and hence understanding the infrastructure helps in pricing, robustness and feasibility. This would help inspect their IT architecture and enterprise business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the requirements and the growing involvement of datacenters in technology
  • Learn about datacenter infrastructure, novel architecture and innovations in the growing industry
  • Gain insight into the business and social challenges of running datacenters including climate control

This session is for... you if you are an experienced developer, technical leader trying to expand the resources in your business.

11:45

Duration:

30

Innovation in Datacenter Infrastructure

Tina Mathews

Senior RD Engineer @ AOI

Track:

Workshop

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Technical

Data

With 5G, AI, VR, IoT and autonomous driving technologies becoming a reality in the near future, the data center industry will grow exponentially in the future. We are looking at the infrastructure in this industry and also the growing opportunities that will help our systems and businesses thrive. This session will focus on offering several solutions in the OSI layers and seek the demands and resilience needed in these areas. This requires peering into the hardware and software paths available on saving space, weight and power. We will also parse the trends in related industries like optics, climate control which support datacenter infrastructure.

The Why: Our near future is going to continue expanding with the applications on datacenters helping us in digital transformation. Most of our attendees will develop, use or build systems and hence understanding the infrastructure helps in pricing, robustness and feasibility. This would help inspect their IT architecture and enterprise business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the requirements and the growing involvement of datacenters in technology
  • Learn about datacenter infrastructure, novel architecture and innovations in the growing industry
  • Gain insight into the business and social challenges of running datacenters including climate control

This session is for... you if you are an experienced developer, technical leader trying to expand the resources in your business.

 

11:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Building a Program that Delivers Actionable Customer Satisfaction Ratings

Susan Vincent

Managing Director @ Baker Tilly Digital

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

Transformation

To thrive in today's landscape, and in the future, your organization needs to adapt and act. Digital transformation isn't easy, but it needs to be done to be propel your organization successfully into the future. ​Strategic leaders must think beyond just implementing new tools & technologies to drive growth and improve the customer experience.

The Why: We live in an influencer-led world. Taking on a digital transformation effort represents a major milestone in a company's history and a giant leap forward in how you operate, innovate and go-to-market while building a company that customers love. Going deeper means getting past the tools, transformation and solution sold

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why the customer experience is pivotal to the long-term success of an organization.
  • Why should you care what your customer's really think and how can you measure it long-team?
  • Discover how leadership can take meaningful action to drive impactful change.

This session is for... you if your organization wants to drive consistent customer engagement across a constant set of questions to identify unsatisfied and at-risk customers (and partners and colleagues) early while simultaneously monitoring/improving products or services across the entire customer journey.

11:45

Duration:

30

Building a Program that Delivers Actionable Customer Satisfaction Ratings

Susan Vincent

Managing Director @ Baker Tilly Digital

Track:

Workshop

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Not to be Missed

Transformation

To thrive in today's landscape, and in the future, your organization needs to adapt and act. Digital transformation isn't easy, but it needs to be done to be propel your organization successfully into the future. ​Strategic leaders must think beyond just implementing new tools & technologies to drive growth and improve the customer experience.

The Why: We live in an influencer-led world. Taking on a digital transformation effort represents a major milestone in a company's history and a giant leap forward in how you operate, innovate and go-to-market while building a company that customers love. Going deeper means getting past the tools, transformation and solution sold

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why the customer experience is pivotal to the long-term success of an organization.
  • Why should you care what your customer's really think and how can you measure it long-team?
  • Discover how leadership can take meaningful action to drive impactful change.

This session is for... you if your organization wants to drive consistent customer engagement across a constant set of questions to identify unsatisfied and at-risk customers (and partners and colleagues) early while simultaneously monitoring/improving products or services across the entire customer journey.

 

11:45

Duration:

30

Track:

Deep Dives

Executive Leadership Skills Workshop

Monique Montanino

Executive Career Coach @ Resume Tech Guru

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

Career

Skills

As you climb higher up the organizational chart, you'll be gaining greater exposure and access to your executive leadership team. Communicating and collaborating with executives is often a unique skill set within itself. This workshop provides you with the tools to do so. You'll identify leadership skills to communicate, collaborate, and influence your employees, peers, management team, and the C-Suite. Monique Montanino will facilitate this highly interactive workshop by highlighting industry research, sharing client stories of female powerhouse executives at AWS and IBM, and providing resources for you to fine-tune your executive presence.

The Why: Women hold only 26.5 percent of executive, senior-level, and management positions in S&P 500 companies—a percentage many tech companies match or exceed, but one that is still far from parity. How can you best ascend to the executive ranks with few female role models in tech? And once there, how do you become an admirable tech leader? But wait, there's more to it. The pandemic has brought about personal changes and the transformation of leaders while working remotely or in hybrid situations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn 4 behaviors critical to CEO’s performance success that you can “clone and own”
  • Take a quiz to see how you stack up against Gartner’s C-Suite Top Emerging Soft Skills report
  • Identify your differentiating tech leadership skills and gaps
  • Uncover ideas on how to lead or influence in our new virtual reality world

This session is for... you whether you're an individual contributor, were recently promoted to manage people, or are an experienced tech executive, learn about skills in leadership and influence so you too can ascend to the C-Suite. If indeed that's your plan.

11:45

Duration:

30

Executive Leadership Skills Workshop

Monique Montanino

Executive Career Coach @ Resume Tech Guru

Track:

Deep Dives

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Non-Technical

Career

Skills

As you climb higher up the organizational chart, you'll be gaining greater exposure and access to your executive leadership team. Communicating and collaborating with executives is often a unique skill set within itself. This workshop provides you with the tools to do so. You'll identify leadership skills to communicate, collaborate, and influence your employees, peers, management team, and the C-Suite. Monique Montanino will facilitate this highly interactive workshop by highlighting industry research, sharing client stories of female powerhouse executives at AWS and IBM, and providing resources for you to fine-tune your executive presence.

The Why: Women hold only 26.5 percent of executive, senior-level, and management positions in S&P 500 companies—a percentage many tech companies match or exceed, but one that is still far from parity. How can you best ascend to the executive ranks with few female role models in tech? And once there, how do you become an admirable tech leader? But wait, there's more to it. The pandemic has brought about personal changes and the transformation of leaders while working remotely or in hybrid situations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn 4 behaviors critical to CEO’s performance success that you can “clone and own”
  • Take a quiz to see how you stack up against Gartner’s C-Suite Top Emerging Soft Skills report
  • Identify your differentiating tech leadership skills and gaps
  • Uncover ideas on how to lead or influence in our new virtual reality world

This session is for... you whether you're an individual contributor, were recently promoted to manage people, or are an experienced tech executive, learn about skills in leadership and influence so you too can ascend to the C-Suite. If indeed that's your plan.

 

12:20

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

The Science Behind Solid Artificial Intelligence

Claire Vishik

Fellow & Global Government Relations, Chief Technology Officer @ Intel

19 May

Technical

Digital

Data

Artificial Intelligence captured the imagination of everyone, from technologists to regulators to technology users. It has changed our approaches in many areas, from weather forecasting to education. But, frequently, the views on what AI is vary. And this leads to many misconceptions about the field.

The Why: AI is changing the way we approach many processes, at work and in everyday life. In order to take advantage of AI, everyone needs to understand, at a high level, how it works.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what AI is
  • Learn how AI works, in different contexts
  • Identify where it makes the most difference for your organization and for you
  • The science behind artificial intelligence

This session is for…

  • You if you work in technology, but not directly in AI
  • You if you are considering AI as your future career, not only in technology, but in law, policy, and other areas
  • You if you would like to understand the future of this field and the essential trends that are visible today

12:20

Duration:

30

The Science Behind Solid Artificial Intelligence

Claire Vishik

Fellow & Global Government Relations, Chief Technology Officer @ Intel

Track:

Tech Resilience

19 May

Technical

Digital

Data

Artificial Intelligence captured the imagination of everyone, from technologists to regulators to technology users. It has changed our approaches in many areas, from weather forecasting to education. But, frequently, the views on what AI is vary. And this leads to many misconceptions about the field.

The Why: AI is changing the way we approach many processes, at work and in everyday life. In order to take advantage of AI, everyone needs to understand, at a high level, how it works.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what AI is
  • Learn how AI works, in different contexts
  • Identify where it makes the most difference for your organization and for you
  • The science behind artificial intelligence

This session is for…

  • You if you work in technology, but not directly in AI
  • You if you are considering AI as your future career, not only in technology, but in law, policy, and other areas
  • You if you would like to understand the future of this field and the essential trends that are visible today
 

12:20

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Minimizing Team Disruption During The Great Resignation

Sara Eaton

Managing Director @ Slalom

19 May

Not to be Missed

Non-Technical

Workforce

Strategies to retain talent is crucial to any departmental objective, but a member of your team will inevitably leave at one point, creating a gap in your workforce and outstanding work distributed amongst the remaining team. As we navigate through "The Great Resignation" greater focus needs to be put on creating processes and strategies to minimize disruption to your remaining team to ensure business operations continue while keeping productivity and your team's satisfaction at a high.

Key Takeaways:

  • Processes to minimize disruption to your team in the inevitability that someone leaves
  • Ensuring that business operations continue running during times when resources are stretched

12:20

Duration:

30

Minimizing Team Disruption During The Great Resignation

Sara Eaton

Managing Director @ Slalom

Track:

Business Resilience

19 May

Not to be Missed

Non-Technical

Workforce

Strategies to retain talent is crucial to any departmental objective, but a member of your team will inevitably leave at one point, creating a gap in your workforce and outstanding work distributed amongst the remaining team. As we navigate through "The Great Resignation" greater focus needs to be put on creating processes and strategies to minimize disruption to your remaining team to ensure business operations continue while keeping productivity and your team's satisfaction at a high.

Key Takeaways:

  • Processes to minimize disruption to your team in the inevitability that someone leaves
  • Ensuring that business operations continue running during times when resources are stretched
 

12:20

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Resilience

Setting Your Intentions For Your Career

Sireesha Chilakamarri

Chief Technology Officer @ AdMedia

19 May

Non-Technical

Career

D&I

In technology, it may seem like your career is destined to lead to a direct path, but as a woman, you're likely to peak before you've even reached the top. When left with no options and no one to support you, there's only one route to take - your own. Join this session to hear my personal story of my career in tech and how I've been able to build a dynamic career; one that has allowed me to take back control of my destiny.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to build a dynamic career that not only enriches your skills but life experience
  • Setting yourself up to take the leap of faith
  • Moving your perception from 'stuck' to 'stuck in a mindset'
  • Come out of this session feeling "I AM MORE THAN CAPABLE"

12:20

Duration:

30

Setting Your Intentions For Your Career

Sireesha Chilakamarri

Chief Technology Officer @ AdMedia

Track:

Career Resilience

19 May

Non-Technical

Career

D&I

In technology, it may seem like your career is destined to lead to a direct path, but as a woman, you're likely to peak before you've even reached the top. When left with no options and no one to support you, there's only one route to take - your own. Join this session to hear my personal story of my career in tech and how I've been able to build a dynamic career; one that has allowed me to take back control of my destiny.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to build a dynamic career that not only enriches your skills but life experience
  • Setting yourself up to take the leap of faith
  • Moving your perception from 'stuck' to 'stuck in a mindset'
  • Come out of this session feeling "I AM MORE THAN CAPABLE"
 

12:50

Duration:

30

Lunch

19 May

Networking

12:50

Duration:

30

Lunch

19 May

Networking

13:00

Duration:

30

Resume Review & Feedback

19 May

Career

Skills

Join our speakers at the Careers Advice Clinic and gain 1-2-1 advice on your CV to help you land your next dream role!

Key Takeaways:

  • Get some crucial feedback on the layout and content of your resume
  • Learn how to better reflect your amazing experience on your resume
  • How to truly highlight all your qualities and attributes

13:00

Duration:

30

Resume Review & Feedback

19 May

Career

Skills

Join our speakers at the Careers Advice Clinic and gain 1-2-1 advice on your CV to help you land your next dream role!

Key Takeaways:

  • Get some crucial feedback on the layout and content of your resume
  • Learn how to better reflect your amazing experience on your resume
  • How to truly highlight all your qualities and attributes
 

13:10

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Selling Ideas To Your Boss

Meshell Baker

Co-Founder @ ShiftCo

19 May

Career

Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

A powerful, transformative workshop that will help you understand the power of influence and win more advocates and supporters, learn the confident language of critical conversations to drive more results and save valuable time each week by resigning your role as Chief Problem Solver.

Key Takeaways:

  • Help you understand the power of influence
  • Win more advocates and supporters
  • Learn the confident language of critical conversations to drive more results

13:10

Duration:

30

Selling Ideas To Your Boss

Meshell Baker

Co-Founder @ ShiftCo

Track:

Workshop

19 May

Career

Skills

Premium Ticket Holders Only

A powerful, transformative workshop that will help you understand the power of influence and win more advocates and supporters, learn the confident language of critical conversations to drive more results and save valuable time each week by resigning your role as Chief Problem Solver.

Key Takeaways:

  • Help you understand the power of influence
  • Win more advocates and supporters
  • Learn the confident language of critical conversations to drive more results
 

13:10

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Closing the Skills Shortage: Data Science

Abhinaya Ananthakrishnan

Data Analytics Manager @ Meta

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Often I meet people who want to learn more about shifting careers to data. But when I ask them which part of "data" excites them, they are confused because there is SO much information out there. This session will highlight all the different data roles out there and what they mean. If you're interested in pursuing a career in data but unsure how/where to start, this session is for you! Join our Closing the Skills Gap workshop lunch 'n' learn as we look into the growing skills gap and how you can develop your skills in the hottest areas impacting technology. In this session we will introduce you to a Data Science 101 looking at the key skills to succeed in Data Science, the different routes your career can take and how you can develop yourself to be a leading Data Scientist.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the different fields within Data and the skills required
  • How to start and progress your career within Data
  • Understand where the talent shortages are and where you can progress to fill

This session is for… you if you're interested in pursuing a career in data but unsure how/where to start, this session is for you! If you want to learn more about how a Data Analyst is different to Data Scientist, Data Engineer, ML Engineer etc. this is the session for you.

13:10

Duration:

30

Closing the Skills Shortage: Data Science

Abhinaya Ananthakrishnan

Data Analytics Manager @ Meta

Track:

Workshop

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Often I meet people who want to learn more about shifting careers to data. But when I ask them which part of "data" excites them, they are confused because there is SO much information out there. This session will highlight all the different data roles out there and what they mean. If you're interested in pursuing a career in data but unsure how/where to start, this session is for you! Join our Closing the Skills Gap workshop lunch 'n' learn as we look into the growing skills gap and how you can develop your skills in the hottest areas impacting technology. In this session we will introduce you to a Data Science 101 looking at the key skills to succeed in Data Science, the different routes your career can take and how you can develop yourself to be a leading Data Scientist.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the different fields within Data and the skills required
  • How to start and progress your career within Data
  • Understand where the talent shortages are and where you can progress to fill

This session is for… you if you're interested in pursuing a career in data but unsure how/where to start, this session is for you! If you want to learn more about how a Data Analyst is different to Data Scientist, Data Engineer, ML Engineer etc. this is the session for you.

 

13:10

Duration:

30

Track:

Workshop

Closing the Skills Shortage: Security

Jennifer Danielowicz

Security Solution Architect @ ExxonMobil

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Join our Closing the Skills Shortage workshop lunch 'n' learn as we look into the growing skills gap and how you can develop your skills in the hottest areas impacting technology. In this session, we will look at the future of Security and the frameworks you need to learn to succeed.

13:10

Duration:

30

Closing the Skills Shortage: Security

Jennifer Danielowicz

Security Solution Architect @ ExxonMobil

Track:

Workshop

19 May

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Career

Skills

Join our Closing the Skills Shortage workshop lunch 'n' learn as we look into the growing skills gap and how you can develop your skills in the hottest areas impacting technology. In this session, we will look at the future of Security and the frameworks you need to learn to succeed.

 

13:10

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Empowering the Next Generation of Women in Tech

Ashton Johnson

Growth & Go- To-Market Consultant @ GJW Marketing

19 May

Networking

D&I

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Sister Circle discussions are an opportunity for you to connect with attendees on a deeper level through non-tech related topics. The purpose of this session is to share how some women have been empowered to have a seat at the table of tech companies and how we can empower the next generation of women to close the gap of female leadership in technology.

13:10

Duration:

30

Sister Circle: Empowering the Next Generation of Women in Tech

Ashton Johnson

Growth & Go- To-Market Consultant @ GJW Marketing

19 May

Networking

D&I

Premium Ticket Holders Only

Sister Circle discussions are an opportunity for you to connect with attendees on a deeper level through non-tech related topics. The purpose of this session is to share how some women have been empowered to have a seat at the table of tech companies and how we can empower the next generation of women to close the gap of female leadership in technology.

 

14:05

Duration:

30

Track:

Tech Resilience

Data, Data Everywhere: Bringing It All Together in Non-Data Driven Companies

Kim Padeletti

Global Head of Energy Data Platforms Business Development @ Amazon Web Services

19 May

Technical

Data

Transformation

Product

Over the years, enterprise customers have accumulated a lot of data that lives in a number of different systems, is locked in a proprietary format, or resides on-premises. Organizations of all sizes, in all industries, are using data lakes to transform data from a cost that must be managed, to a valuable business asset. Data lakes are foundational for making sense of data at an organizational level. Data lakes remove data silos, making it easier to analyze diverse datasets, while keeping data secure, and incorporating machine learning. AWS hosts tens of thousands of data lakes for household brands such as Netflix, Airbnb, Sysco, Expedia, GE, and FINRA. This session covers how to transform your cultural and technology strategies to build a modern data lake with purpose-built analytics services (including AI/ML) in a matter of weeks for a range of use cases.

The Why: How to build an innovative culture to get closer to your customers, democratize data and technology, and create a 10x value.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn to scale an enterprise-wide digital cultural transformation, even in a non-data driven organization
  • Create a technology strategy to leverage data from multiple sources, in an easy and cost-effective way
  • Accelerate time to value for new business models and products leveraging advanced cloud technologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence

This session is for... Non-digital native organizations, Digital executives, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CXOs, Technologists, Product Leaders, product managers, product owners, digital transformation leads, SDEs, Cultural transformation, Consulting

14:05

Duration:

30

Data, Data Everywhere: Bringing It All Together in Non-Data Driven Companies

Kim Padeletti

Global Head of Energy Data Platforms Business Development @ Amazon Web Services

Track:

Tech Resilience

19 May

Technical

Data

Transformation

Product

Over the years, enterprise customers have accumulated a lot of data that lives in a number of different systems, is locked in a proprietary format, or resides on-premises. Organizations of all sizes, in all industries, are using data lakes to transform data from a cost that must be managed, to a valuable business asset. Data lakes are foundational for making sense of data at an organizational level. Data lakes remove data silos, making it easier to analyze diverse datasets, while keeping data secure, and incorporating machine learning. AWS hosts tens of thousands of data lakes for household brands such as Netflix, Airbnb, Sysco, Expedia, GE, and FINRA. This session covers how to transform your cultural and technology strategies to build a modern data lake with purpose-built analytics services (including AI/ML) in a matter of weeks for a range of use cases.

The Why: How to build an innovative culture to get closer to your customers, democratize data and technology, and create a 10x value.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn to scale an enterprise-wide digital cultural transformation, even in a non-data driven organization
  • Create a technology strategy to leverage data from multiple sources, in an easy and cost-effective way
  • Accelerate time to value for new business models and products leveraging advanced cloud technologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence

This session is for... Non-digital native organizations, Digital executives, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CXOs, Technologists, Product Leaders, product managers, product owners, digital transformation leads, SDEs, Cultural transformation, Consulting

 

14:05

Duration:

30

Track:

Business Resilience

Driving Sustainability Initiatives in Business

Munira Gandhi

Associate Director @ Accenture

19 May

Non-Technical

Transformation

You've probably come across the word "sustainable" at some point in your life. Most folks when they hear "sustainable," they think of climate change, environment, ESG, etc. These are the key components of Sustainability, but let me point out some other components such as Poverty, Inequality, etc. In fact, UN has identified 17 goals for Global Sustainability and each goal referred to by the UN is interconnected to bring stability and sustainability.

If all businesses and corporations join hands then we can fast track to achieve these goals. My topic for today is what initiatives should businesses take to drive sustainability and achieve these goals, how do we measure these, and what more can be done.

The Why: This topic can bring awareness for individuals to understand the different components of sustainability. What steps can be taken by each person, and more at a corporate level. Provides some creative ideas to discuss with your management. Discusses technology advancement in the field of sustainability that help build and analyze the key ESG metrics and reports.

Key Takeaways:

  • The 17 components/goals that UN have set for sustainability
  • Business initiatives towards sustainability
  • How technology can be used to drive these initiatives

This session is for… each individual, and is helpful at every range from entry to mid-level to senior management.

14:05

Duration:

30

Driving Sustainability Initiatives in Business

Munira Gandhi

Associate Director @ Accenture

Track:

Business Resilience

19 May

Non-Technical

Transformation

You've probably come across the word "sustainable" at some point in your life. Most folks when they hear "sustainable," they think of climate change, environment, ESG, etc. These are the key components of Sustainability, but let me point out some other components such as Poverty, Inequality, etc. In fact, UN has identified 17 goals for Global Sustainability and each goal referred to by the UN is interconnected to bring stability and sustainability.

If all businesses and corporations join hands then we can fast track to achieve these goals. My topic for today is what initiatives should businesses take to drive sustainability and achieve these goals, how do we measure these, and what more can be done.

The Why: This topic can bring awareness for individuals to understand the different components of sustainability. What steps can be taken by each person, and more at a corporate level. Provides some creative ideas to discuss with your management. Discusses technology advancement in the field of sustainability that help build and analyze the key ESG metrics and reports.

Key Takeaways:

  • The 17 components/goals that UN have set for sustainability
  • Business initiatives towards sustainability
  • How technology can be used to drive these initiatives

This session is for… each individual, and is helpful at every range from entry to mid-level to senior management.

 

14:05

Duration:

30

Track:

Career Resilience

Navigating Your Career Journey With Resilience