AGENDA

MORNING WEBINAR 10:00am – 12:00pm EST

10:00am – WELCOME REMARKS

10:05am - KEYNOTE: Creating Opportunity out of Crisis
  • The doors that are opening for the tech industry in the wake of the pandemic 
  • How are tech giants shielded from current economic pressures? 
  • Which companies and industries are thriving? 
  • Is New York the new tech hub of the US? What does the future look like? 
11:00am - LIVE Q&A: Accelerate with Accessibility
  • While more of society is moving digital, what are the things we need to keep an eye on? 
  • 3.6 billion people worldwide still live offline – how can we ensure they’re not permanently left behind? 
  • Ensuring accessibility to hardware and software within your teams 
  • The universal need for broadband and connectivity, and how this can discriminate in personal and professional lives 

Tanya Woods, Chief Impact Officer, Project Kind

STREAM 1: THE CHALLENGES OF A NEW DECADE

10:20am - PANEL: The Evolution of AI vs Humans
  • Pre-pandemic, what did the future of artificial intelligence and automation in the workplace look like?
  • Which jobs are now the biggest victim to robots, AI & digitalization? Which demographics are most at risk? 
  • The need for employers in the US manage transitions, particularly at such a strained time for business
  • How has the conversation around the integration of AI into work and teams changed?

Moderator

Marie Wiese, Host, Women Talk Tech

Speakers

Radia Funna, Theorist and Futurist; Special Advisor, United Nations

Tasha Jones, President, Twenty39

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Research Affiliate, MIT Sloan School of Management

11:00am - LIVE Q&A: Accelerate with Digital Accessibility
  • While more of society is moving digital, what are the things we need to keep an eye on?
  • 6 billion people worldwide still live offline – how can we ensure they’re not permanently left behind?
  • Ensuring accessibility to hardware and software within your teams
  • The universal need for broadband and connectivity, and how this can discriminate in personal and professional lives

Tanya Woods, Chief Impact Officer, Project Kind

11:30am - CASE STUDY PRESENTATION: Managing Your Risks for the Unknown
  • What are leading companies doing around manage Cyber risks
  • How do the best of the best lead with Secure Innovation
  • What differentiates the most innovative companies: Value and Values
  • The new face of risk management, in an unpredictable world

STREAM 2: ETHICAL TECH FOR THE FUTURE

10:20am - PANEL: Make Responsible Mainstream
  • How can corporates embed social and sustainable values as they find their feet again?
  • Equality in education, diverse participation in sport and ethical sourcing: old priorities in a new world
  • Using the crisis as a channel to tackle problems within our environment
  • What can you do in your role, your team, your organization, and society to support tech for good in the coming months?

Moderator

Cheryl Neal, VP, Data & Networking, Tech Data

Speakers

Tina Finelli, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, SeeWhatSheCanDo

Kimberly Arcand, Visualization Lead, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian

 

11:00am - FIRESIDE CHAT: Digital & Wellbeing: It’s Complicated
  • The detrimental impact of a digital and ‘always online’ lifestyle on our mental health
  • How can technology professionals prioritize their wellbeing? What new pressures are there on our working environments?
  • What innovations are being developed to combat and cure mental illnesses? 
  • The fine line between using HealthTech for positive outcomes, and the abuse of certain technologies and platforms

Moderator

Faye Sahai, Managing Director, Telosity, Vinaj

Speakers

Sub Datta, Co-Founder & CEO, CompanionMx

11:30am - PRESENTATION: Reputation on the Internet: using the blockchain to fight misinformation
  • The internet’s role in elections and our democratic process
  • The role of tech companies in monitoring fake news and misinformation
  • Blockchain technology as a shared ledger of the truth – how does it impact you?
  • Strategies for tracing misinformation

Speaker

Jenna Pilgrim, Co-Founder & CEO, Streambed Media

11:50am – CLOSING REMARKS

 

AFTERNOON WEBINAR 2:00pm – 4:00pm EST

2:00pm – WELCOME REMARKS 

2:00pm - KEYNOTE: Making Statements that Count
  • As businesses from all industries make statements supporting diversity, how can you ensure yours is genuine?
  • What can your company do in improving workplace and industry equality?
  • Committing in the long-term: strategies, policies and targets that employees truly want and need
  • Holding your organisation to account whether you’re entry-level or C-Suite

STREAM 1: SCHOOLROOM TO BOARDROOM

2:20PM - THINK TANK: Diversity: It Starts with an Education
  • Let’s talk about girls in tech: a look at school & university statistics 
  • What are companies doing to encourage girls studying tech-related subjects? What’s working? 
  • What can you do to encourage open and equal education, particularly when it’s moving online?
  • What language changes can we implement to get young girls and women excited about careers in tech?

Speaker

Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founder, TechGirlz Charitable Foundation

2:50pm - PERSONAL INTROSPECTIVE: Discover Your Implicit Stereotypes
  • What is an implicit bias? How do they form?
  • How can internalised bias and stereotypes impact decisions in the workplace, and in the virtual workplace?
  • What role do diverse management teams and boards have in fighting unconscious bias?
  • The importance of challenging bias and surrounding yourself with teams that check you

Speaker

Anisha Asundi, Research Fellow: Gender Specialist, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

3:15pm - PANEL: Why Does Being an Ally Matter?
  • Being an ally…how do you do it and why does it matter? 
  • Diversity goes beyond gender – how can we support our underrepresented colleagues across the workplace?
  • Using your privilege to make a difference for someone else
  • What can employers do to ensure that employees are comfortable using their voice and fighting for colleagues?

Speakers

Ishita Majumdar, VP, Analytics Platform and Products, eBay Inc

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

D’Lovely Gibson, Senior Principal Consultant, Anteris Management Consulting

STREAM 2: PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOPING 101

2:20pm - LIVE Q&A: What Do We Mean By Mentorship?
  • Mentoring someone DIFFERENT – gender, racial and age diversity in mentor-mentee relationships 
  • How can we stretch our mentality about what the process means? 
  • Where do we find a mentor, in a post-pandemic space?
  • How can you be a good mentor? How can you be a good mentee? 

Interviewer

Rachana Kumar, Senior Director of Engineering, Etsy 

Speakers

Kathy McGroddy-Goetz, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Acorn AI Head of Strategy & Alliances, Medidata Solutions

Ana Oromendia, Director of Product, Value Discovery, Medidata Solutions

2:50pm - PERSONAL INTROSPECTIVE: How Do You Communicate?
  • Thinking of communicating less as delivering a message, and more as active listening
  • What are the main things you are expected to communicate in your life and work? And what methods do you use?
  • How can you structure your communications more efficiently and effectively, in digital platforms?
  • How do others in your life communicate with you?
3:15pm - MASTERCLASS: Network Behind the Screen
  • The importance of maintaining solid networking during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Channels through which to network, and tips on how to use them
  • How can we be productive about our networking and maintain long-term relationships physically and virtually?  
  • The faux-pas of networking in our current climate

Speaker

Amy Radin, C-Suite Advisor, Independent Executive

3:50pm – CLOSING REMARKS

3:55pm – END OF SUMMIT