AGENDA

MORNING WEBINAR 10:00am – 12:15pm EST

10:00am – WELCOME REMARKS

Jenna Kelly, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group plc

Cheryl O’Donoghue, CEO, Emotional Intelligence Leadership Resources / Founder, Aspire2STEAM.org

Aly Wood, Customer Success Rep, Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Committee, Articulate

10:10am KEYNOTE: Gender Equality – If Not Now, When?
  • How far have we come?
  • Women in IT / STEM / Cyber, issues and impediments
  • Value of diversity in the Boardroom and beyond
  • Being a Global Citizen, women’s empowerment and our economy

Speaker

Salwa Rafee, Global Managing Director, Healthcare & Public Sector Security, Accenture

STREAM 1: ACCELERATED TECH

10:30am PANEL: Digital Adoption: Lessons from COVID-19
  • The need to be able to ‘pivot’ and digitally transform, reshaping a post-2020 world of business
  • Have we seen the back of long-term adoption strategies? Or do they still hold value?
  • How to continue to accelerate your business’ digital adoption post-pandemic, in recovery
  • The As-A-Service Revolution, and future habits of consumers

Moderator

Stacey Turmel, Managing Director, The Internet is for Everyone

Speakers

Tasha Jones, President, Twenty39

Kelly Nuckolls, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances, InfoSystems

Jennifer Flynn, Chief Information Officer, Military Sytems Operations, GE Aviation

11:15am IN CONVERSATION: Keeping Up Regulations
  • With a new political party in power, what can the US expect in the realm of tech regulation?
  • The rules against Big Tech in Europe, and what can be learnt from international practices
  • Are tech firms going in the same direction as financial services, with complex layers of regulation?
  • How you can play a part in actively eradicating the spread of misinformation?

Speaker

David Ryan Polgar, Content Advisory Council Member, Tik Tok / Founder, All Tech is Human

Allie Brandenburger, Co-Founder & CEO, TheBridge

STREAM 2: GETTING TO EQUITY

10:30am PANEL: Let’s Talk About… Multi-Generational Workforces
  • What are the benefits of cultivating and retaining cross-generational collaboration in work?
  • With millennials planning to work longer…the need to maintain a multigenerational lens
  • How to manage and, importantly, engage a workforce spanning 4-5 generations?
  • How can you thrive in a multigenerational workplace, and support skills sharing?

Moderator

Nasheen Liu, Partner & SVP, CIO Program Strategy, The IT Media Group

Speakers

Chriss Nelson, President, Trans Minors Rights

Marley Melbourne, Student, Havergal College

John Comacchio, Senior Vice President & CIO, Teknion

Paula Hunter, Executive Director, Mojaloop Foundation

11:15am CASE STUDY PRESENTATION: Insights from Inclusivity Trailblazers
  • The steps taken to build an equity-first workplace culture
  • Learn from the best: how to introduce policies & practices, proven to make positive change
  • Where might the biggest challenges in inclusion work be found, and how to overcome these?
  • How can you find out what your employees need and want, and lead from the bottom up?

Speaker

Priyanka Brahmbhatt, Executive Director, Panamax Inc.

11:45am CLOSING KEYNOTE: Steering Clear of Performative Allyship
  • What have we learnt in the last year about allyship, and what is performative allyship?
  • How to set up a workplace culture which supports active allyship
  • Constantly educating ourselves to be genuine allies
  • The role of social media in performative gestures, and helpful ways to respond online

Moderator

Trish Foster, Executive Director, The Center for Women and Business, Bentley University

Speaker

Madison Butler, VP People & Impact, GRAV

12:10pm – CLOSING REMARKS

12:15pm – LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

 

AFTERNOON WEBINAR 2:00pm – 4:15pm EST

2:00pm – WELCOME REMARKS

Jenna Kelly, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group  plc

Cheryl O’Donoghue, CEO, Emotional Intelligence Leadership Resources / Founder, Aspire2STEAM.org

Aly Wood, Customer Success Rep, Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Committee, Articulate

2:10pm - KEYNOTE: Bringing Disability Representation to the Forefront
  • In a time when diversity, equity & inclusion conversations are a priority; what has been happening within disability spaces?
  • How can – and should – technology be designed better to address the needs of users with disabilities?
  • How can technology actively be working to make the world a more accessible place?
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 30 years old in 2020 – what progress has been made, and what role can businesses play in making more change for the better?

Speaker

Tiffany Yu, CEO, Diversability

STREAM 1: TECH, PEOPLE, PLANET

2:30pm PRESENTATION: Climate Tech: What You Need to Know
  • To reach 70% renewable energy by 2030, how is New York going to get there with tech?
  • The recent $10m climate tech program launched by NYSERDA
  • What role do start-ups have to play in commercialising the innovations for a net zero future
  • VC investment in climate tech has accelerated rapidly; where is it going from here?

Speaker

Yuchen Han, VP of Engineering Products, BlocPower

2:55pm IN CONVERSATION: Growing & Measuring Social Impact
  • The ways you can use social media to create social impact from your content
  • In a city of art, innovation, culture, and technology; what impact is already being made?
  • What can we learn from the Big Techs in their battle to be the most socially impactful?
  • How to build a product of service which is for good at its core

Speakers

Stephanie Benedetto, CEO & Co-Founder, Queen of Raw

Keesa Schreane, Host, Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives / Author, Corporations Compassion Culture (Wiley)

STREAM 2: PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL UPSKILLING

2:30pm PERSONAL INTROSPECTIVE: Rethinking Your B2B Social Media Strategy
  • We’ll take time to reflect on the state of your current B2B marketing content and explore how you can make it more engaging and less dry
  • How often are you featuring human stories – customers, partners, employees?
  • We’ll provide 3 ideas for new ways, at all budgets, to build social proof and evolve your social content past the stereotype of “B2B”
  • We’ll also share a few things to stop doing with your social media content!
  • You’ll leave with at least one action item to start or stop doing when it comes to your company’s social media

Speaker

Angela Ferrante, CEO & Founder, Laudable

2:55pm MASTERCLASS: Embracing Adaptability for Lasting Change
  • New routines and working styles have been thrust upon us – what has changed?
  • How can we, as leaders, employees and individuals, become better at adapting to shifts?
  • What mindsets can help in attempting to be more flexible, openminded and adaptable?
  • The know-how needed to prepare for another year of unpredictability and change

Speaker

Mike Raven, Co-Founder, AQai

3:30pm CLOSING PANEL: Open Your Doors to the Future Innovators
  • Young people in tech and the innovators we can expect in the coming years
  • How to open up talent processes and ensure you’re offering equitable opportunities
  • What innovations and emerging tech use will we see from incoming generations?
  • What does the future talent want, and need, from tech employers?

Moderator

Ashley Miller, Managing Director, Accenture

Speakers

Kyra-Lee Harry, Founder & CEO, Future Change Makers Academy

Evelyn Nomayo, Leader & Founder, Phase Innovate

Lawrence Fauntleroy, Director, CUNY 2X/Tech Talent Pipeline

B. Pagels-Minor, Senior Data Product Manager, Netflix

4:10pm – CLOSING REMARKS

4:15pm – END OF SUMMIT