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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
February 25, 2021

TEC Member Town Hall

Technology Executive Council | Security & Data

Following the SolarWinds hack, we discuss the meaning of cybersecurity and whether it should be publicly disclosed when companies are breached. The future of technological advancement also brings China into the conversation regarding rapid tech innovation as well as how the United States must keep up.

Host

Deirdre Bosa, CNBC Technology Reporter Eamon Javers CNBC Washington Reporter

Speakers

Jim Breyer, Breyer Capital Founder & CEO

John Chambers, JC2 Ventures CEO and Cisco Systems Chairman Emeritus

Yvette Diane Clarke, U.S. Representative (NY)

February 25, 2021

TEC Member Town Hall

Technology Executive Council | Security & Data

Following the SolarWinds hack, we discuss the meaning of cybersecurity and whether it should be publicly disclosed when companies are breached. The future of technological advancement also brings China into the conversation regarding rapid tech innovation as well as how the United States must keep up.

Key Points

  • When companies have been breached, the need for public disclosure comes with security issues. Companies should carefully select who they are disclosing to and what the disclosure is.
  • China is currently in the lead for technological innovation, however the gap between China and the United States is shrinking.
Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
February 4, 2021

WEC Member Town Hall

Workforce Executive Council | Leadership & Management

Open discussion on the issues most important to council members.

Host

Jen Geller, CNBC Senior Councils Editor

Speakers

February 4, 2021

WEC Member Town Hall

Workforce Executive Council | Leadership & Management

Open discussion on the issues most important to council members.

Key Points

  • Everyone is working harder and smarter than ever before, making burnout a major concern for most organizations.
  • Workforce restructuring, working with those who remain, and integrating new employees in the virtual space are also challenging for organizations.
  • Guidance on mandating vaccines is a concern for employers considering HIPAA laws, state laws, return statuses, many other factors.
  • A consideration employers can make is to provide documentation to essential employees that helps them receive their vaccine smoothly. This includes incentives such as donations.
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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
December 10, 2020

Facts, Vax and Masks

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Future of Work | Leadership & Management

How to create an atmosphere of trust, transparency and safety for the next phase of the pandemic.

Host

Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Josh Michaud, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Associate Director for Global Health Policy

Dr. Guarav Suri, San Franciso State University Assistant Professor of Psychology

December 10, 2020

Facts, Vax and Masks

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Future of Work | Leadership & Management

How to create an atmosphere of trust, transparency and safety for the next phase of the pandemic.

Key Points

  • Every state is facing the challenge of identifying vaccination plans. Each state will prioritize differently.
  • The challenges the workforce is facing in setting policies around vaccines are meeting the demand. Until there is a supply there are slim chances for organizations to place mandates.
  • According to Josh Michaud, "getting the workforce psychologically ready or providing the information that they need to be assured that these vaccines are safe and effective, and it might be a good idea to get these vaccines may be an important role to play here."
  • Increase in confidence, increase in vaccination.
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Summit
Flagship member event with interactive sessions, panels, and marquee speakers.
November 12, 2020

1st Annual WEC Member Summit

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

The headlines on how global and national events impact how we work now and going forward.

Speakers

Jewel, Singer-Songwriter

Erika H. James, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Dean

Dan Schulman, PayPal President and CEO

Louise Pentland, PayPal Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer and WEC Member

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner & CNBC Contributor

November 12, 2020

1st Annual WEC Member Summit

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

The headlines on how global and national events impact how we work now and going forward.

Key Points

  • "It is important for every leader to create an environment and a culture where people are actually comfortable talking about difference," says Erika H. James, Dean of The Wharton School, when asked how companies can get diversity, equity and inclusion right.
  • Every remote work model won't compute for some industries or job functions that can’t operate in a permanent, asynchronous, radically transparent environment, but there are ways to meet the obstacle of adjusting to it.
  • Gottlieb lists establishing a lab, routinely testing employees, quick turnaround on testing, including symptomatic screening and contact tracing as elements of effective testing practices. This model helps notify community spread.
  • Communicating to employees how operations would work in an emergency and the need and execution for safety practices became a best practice for companies like Quest Diagnostics.
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Summit
Flagship member event with interactive sessions, panels, and marquee speakers.
October 29, 2020

2nd Annual TEC Summit

Technology Executive Council | Digital Transformation & Innovation | Leadership & Management | Security & Data

Digital transformation spurred by the global pandemic has had and will continue to have big implications across all aspects of society; summit sessions to cover the pandemic’s impact on: Government & Democracy, Economy, Public Health, Work, & Social Justice.

Host

Deirdre Bosa, CNBC Technology Reporter, Jon Fortt, CNBC "TechCheck" Co-Anchor

Speakers

Frank Slootman, Snowflake Chairman & CEO

Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies CEO & Co-Founder

Alex Stamos, Facebook Former Chief Security Officer at Facebook

Michael Ellison, CodePath.org Co-Founder & CEO

Alexis Wichowski, New York City Deputy CTO of Innovation

October 29, 2020

2nd Annual TEC Summit

Technology Executive Council | Digital Transformation & Innovation | Leadership & Management | Security & Data

Digital transformation spurred by the global pandemic has had and will continue to have big implications across all aspects of society; summit sessions to cover the pandemic’s impact on: Government & Democracy, Economy, Public Health, Work, & Social Justice.

Key Points

  • The pandemic created a need for companies to adapt to a new environment in record time, testing the limits of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cutting-edge computing and other emerging technologies.
  • Prior to Covid 19, telemedicine had already become a resource accessed by early adopters. Now, it's become a key resource for providing service to patients and will continue to grow in importance and impact.
  • The 2020 elections unveiled the "war on misinformation," while solutions emerged to protect against potential threats such as bots, hackers, foreign actors, and the spread of false information.
  • Technology’s role in the new future of retail and the consumer experience has influenced new safety protocols.
  • From closing the education gap to addressing socioeconomic disparities, tech firms big and small have made some loud promises. Now the task that must be faced is making good on those promises to become a leading force for social justice action.
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Forum
In this signature event series, expect peer-to-peer networking with themed breakout sessions.
October 1, 2020

The Role of CHROs on Boards

An interactive, inspiring, and tactical session on the role of HR leaders on corporate boards, and the path to get there. Covering: Interacting with your company’s board; pitching and advocating for key issues critical to your workforce, including diversity and inclusion solutions; and expectations for CHROs seeking outside board placement opportunities. In partnership with Korn Ferry.

Host

Seema Mody, CNBC Global Markets Reports & Host, “Trading Nation.”

Speakers

Tami Erwin, Verizon Business Group EVP & CEO

Gaby Toledano, Keystone COO

Kathy Waller, The Coca-Cola Company Former CFO & Board Member of Delta Airlines & Beyond Meat

Cali Williams Yost, Flex+Strategy Group CEO & Founder

Dan Kaplan, Korn Ferry Senior Client Partner

October 1, 2020

The Role of CHROs on Boards

An interactive, inspiring, and tactical session on the role of HR leaders on corporate boards, and the path to get there. Covering: Interacting with your company’s board; pitching and advocating for key issues critical to your workforce, including diversity and inclusion solutions; and expectations for CHROs seeking outside board placement opportunities. In partnership with Korn Ferry.

Key Points

  • Your peer network will be important to your ongoing career progression.
  • When joining a board, look for one with diverse members who can add new insight into ways of thinking.
  • "The opportunities that I've missed may have been less about somebody not giving me the shot and more about me declaring my intent and desire to have the role," said Tami Erwin, EVP & CEO, Verizon Business Group.
  • It's important to know your audience. "Not everyone is where you are at," said Gaby Toledano, COO, Keystone, now Chief Talent Officer at ServiceNow. "You want to know who you are working with; you want to understand that very well and do your homework."
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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
August 24, 2020

AI and Machine Learning – Dependency, Limitations and Bias during this Transformational Era

Technology Executive Council | AI & Machine Learning

As more companies adopt AI and Machine Learning technologies, what are the need to knows for addressing dependency, limitations, and bias? A breakdown and discussion of the latest TEC quarterly survey results.

Host

Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media & Technology Correspondent

Speakers

Miriam Vogel, EqualAI CEO

August 24, 2020

AI and Machine Learning – Dependency, Limitations and Bias during this Transformational Era

Technology Executive Council | AI & Machine Learning

As more companies adopt AI and Machine Learning technologies, what are the need to knows for addressing dependency, limitations, and bias? A breakdown and discussion of the latest TEC quarterly survey results.

Key Points

  • Implicit bias is human and may be negative or positive. Either way, it's critical that checks and balances are in place.
  • AI can develop bias over time — it does go through human touchpoints to be formed — but it can also be rectified by retraining models.

Past
Speakers

  • Valerie Jarrett

    Former Obama White House Sr. Advisor

    Eric Yuan

    CEO, Zoom

    Tiger Tyagarajan

    CEO, Genpact

    Erika H. James

    Dean, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Bill McDermott

    President and CEO, ServiceNow

    Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

    U.S. Representative (NY)

    Caryn Seidman-Becker

    Co-Founder & Chairman, CLEAR

    Tsedal Neeley

    Professor, Harvard Business School

  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb

    Fmr Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration

    Mary-Frances Winters

    President & CEO, The Winters Group

    Cassandra Hatton

    Sotheby's Global Head of Science & Popular Culture Dept.

    Fran Katsoudas

    CHRO, Cisco & WEC Member

    Katy Milkman

    Professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Kenneth Feinberg

    Attorney, Mediation & Dispute Resolution

    Jim McKelvey

    Co-Founder, Square

    John Chambers

    JC2 Ventures CEO and Cisco Systems Chairman Emeritus

  • Henrique Dubugras

    Brex Co-Founder & Co-CEO

    Sharon Epperson

    CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

    Andrew Ross Sorkin

    “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor

    Jon Fortt

    “TechCheck” Co-Anchor

    Deirdre Bosa

    “TechCheck” Co-Anchor

    Julia Boorstin

    CNBC Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent

    Meg Tirrell

    CNBC Senior Health & Science Reporter

    Seema Mody

    CNBC Global Markets Reporter and Host, “Trading Nation”