Wednesday Keynotes

Speakers:

Aubrey Blanche (Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian)

Beth Niblock (CIO, City of Detroit)

Brigid Tabour (Principal, IT Advisory, Digital and Emerging Technology, Ernst & Young)

Heather Doshay (VP, People, Rainforest QA)

Jennifer Pahlka (Founder and Executive Director, Code for America)

Nicole Sanchez (CEO and Founder, Vaya)

Peyton Maynard-Koran (Senior Director - Worldwide Infrastructure, Whole Foods/Amazon)

Location: Mirage Events Center C

Date: Wednesday, May 2

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Pass Type: All Access, Business Hall, Conference, Summits & Workshops

Format: Keynote

Vault Recording: TBD

Hear from industry luminaries in this opening keynote session.

The State of Enterprise IT
Peyton Maynard-Koran
The pace of change in business over the past 5 years has been felt most keenly in IT, with even more acceleration during the past two as increased demands and expectations emerge. IT has evolved from a back-office, supporting function to an operational hub that’s in the spotlight for enabling innovation and efficiencies in the enterprise. The challenges that arise from this shift are enormous, but so are the opportunities. Having led technology teams ranging from 5 to 200+ members through projects both tactical and transformative, Peyton will share his view on the State of Enterprise IT and give a glimpse into where it’s heading.

Fireside Chat
Beth Niblock and Jennifer Pahlka

Building an Equitable Workplace
Aubrey Blanche, Brigid Tabour, Heather Doshay and Nicole Sanchez
No company sets out to create a culture where people aren’t valued, where people of all backgrounds aren’t provided equal opportunity, and employees are disengaged and disenfranchised. But, increasingly, we hear horror stories of where that is happening and people are routinely marginalized. Not only does this take a toll on employees, it prevents them from doing their best work in your organization, often leading to attrition. Our speakers in this keynote segment will provide tactics and practices that they use in their organizations to build an equitable workplace where employees and companies can thrive.