About The Council

The Technology Executive Council (TEC) is the premiere council of technology executives assembled exclusively by CNBC. The council, in conjunction with CNBC, leads ongoing high-priority discussions about employing breakthrough technologies to solve problems and power growth while addressing the challenges presented by these innovations. Members have the opportunity to contribute to the TEC program in a variety of ways on CNBC TV, on CNBC’s digital platforms and at live CNBC events. Members of the TEC also have ongoing opportunities to meet other leading technology executives (CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CISOs, etc.) and have deep, impactful conversations around topics such as employing new technologies, their impact on consumers and society, and the ethical challenges that arise amidst digital transformation.

TEC Member Benefits

Annual member summit

Private dinners with CNBC editors

Breaking news calls, digital networking, and tailored industry news coverage

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News

April 1, 2020

Next frontier in Microsoft, Google, Amazon cloud battle is over a world without code

No code? No problem. Apps can now be created without it. The tech revolution, which is playing a major role in the coronavirus crisis, is an intense area of competition between cloud giants Microsoft, Google and Amazon.

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March 29, 2020

News sites ask ad industry to get comfortable alongside coronavirus-related content

Brands have been using ad-tech companies to prevent their ads from showing up on news sites for fear of being associated with COVID-19.

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March 28, 2020

The century-old company that invented the checkbook may be a key coronavirus economic player

Deluxe invented the checkbook 100 years ago, but today it is operating at the center of the coronavirus crisis as a small business ally and potential government stimulus check distributor.

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March 27, 2020

This map shows how millions of Americans are isolated with no internet during coronavirus pandemic

While much of the U.S. hunkers down to work and shop online, large swaths of the country are trying to cope without a connection to the internet. Before the coronavirus hit the U.S, only about 7% of American employees had jobs that allowed them to work remotely, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lack of internet access has also left millions of households cut off from vital services and information during the pandemic.

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March 26, 2020

Udacity offers free tech training to laid-off workers due to the coronavirus pandemic

Online learning platform Udacity is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free tech training to workers laid off as a result of the pandemic.

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March 25, 2020

The Tim Cook Apple iPad prediction that’s looking increasingly blurry

As the market for portable computers that possess features of both tablets and laptops takes off, Apple’s new iPad Pro is leading a pack that looks more like a winning compromise in a weakened tablet market.

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March 22, 2020

How wearable robots are helping people with paralysis walk again

Many in the U.S. live with some form of paralysis. Now wearable robots, or exoskeletons, are giving hope to people with spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders and strokes.

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March 21, 2020

I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here’s what it tasted like

The fine-dining sector is beginning to experiment with eating in virtual reality. Will food taste better in a VR mask?

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March 21, 2020

In the coronavirus sports void, these are the desperate bets gamblers are making

Coronavirus closed casinos and made sportsbooks silent just as NCAA March Madness, second only to the Super Bowl, was coming. Gamblers are finding novel bets in the sports shutdown.

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March 20, 2020

Phishing scams, spam spike as hackers use coronavirus to prey on remote workers, stressed IT systems

Cyber risks are spiking as online criminals take advantage of the coronavirus and the sudden shift to remote work to attack corporate systems, a CNBC survey finds.

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March 15, 2020

How to think like Jeff Bezos and become a digital powerhouse, from a former Amazon exec

A former Amazon executive reveals some of Jeff Bezos’ out-of-the-box strategies that led to the tech giant’s historic success.

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March 12, 2020

What can happen to a company if coronavirus sends every employee home

What if, without warning, your entire company needs to go home? The seismic shift to remote work occurring due to the coronavirus is making this question a big one for business and IT leaders.

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March 6, 2020

How Reader’s Digest went from life support to modern, digital-first multimedia brand

In 2013 Reader’s Digest, which began as a magazine in 1922 and grew into a direct-marketing powerhouse, was on life support, having failed to adapt to the digital age. A year later Bonnie Kintzer stepped in as CEO, bringing the stodgy behemoth back from the brink and transforming it into a digital-first, multiplatform media brand.

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March 5, 2020

Tech survey shows surging demand for cloud computing

CNBC’s Jon Fortt details the latest from CNBC’s Technology Executive Council which looked at the strategy of some of tech’s biggest players in 2020.

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March 4, 2020

Hackers’ delight: Small businesses investing more in Internet of Things, less on cybersecurity

Forty-four percent of small business owners say they plan to invest in resources related to the Internet of Things, reveals the Q1 2020 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. Yet only 20% of respondents say they plan to invest in cybersecurity software.

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March 3, 2020

The ‘stranded employee’ is a coronavirus problem the work world has never seen

Many U.S. workers fear that taking time off or working from home, even when sick, can damage a career. Can the coronavirus COVID-19 permanently change workplace norms?

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March 2, 2020

On Super Tuesday, America’s voting technology will be under intense scrutiny

As Americans in 14 states head to the polls for Super Tuesday primaries, the election process and voting technology will be under as much scrutiny as the presidential candidates.

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January 10, 2020

6 ways to protect yourself from an Iranian cyberattack

A top cybersecurity expert offers tips on what companies and local governments can do to help protect themselves against an Iranian cyberattack now that tensions are high in the Middle East.

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Council
Members

Vanessa
Colella

Citi Ventures

Vanessa Colella is Chief Innovation Officer & Head for Citi Ventures.

Dr. Jason
Ruckert

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. Jason Ruckert is Vice Chancellor & Chief Digital Learning Officer for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Sally
Gilligan

Gap

Sally Gilligan is Chief Information Officer for Gap.

Sanjay
Srivastava

Genpact

Sanjay Srivastava is Chief Digital Officer for Genpact.

George
Turner

IHG

George Turner is Chief Commercial & Technology Officer for IHG.

Ed
McLaughlin

Mastercard

Ed McLaughlin is President, Operations & Technology for Mastercard.

Naveen
Agarwal

Prudential

Naveen Agarwal is Chief Marketing Officer for Prudential.

Arnie
Katz

StubHub

Arnie Katz is Chief Product & Technology Officer for StubHub.

Nicole
Raimundo

Town of Cary

Nicole Raimundo is Chief Information & Marketing Officer for Town of Cary.

Harry
Moseley

Zoom Video Communications

Harry Moseley is Chief Information Officer for Zoom Video Communications.

Preferred Access to CNBC Events

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    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers.

    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers, featuring:

    • Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Founder, Huffington Post
    • Lazlo Bock, Co-founder and CEO, Humu
    • Carmine di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
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    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor. Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

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    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

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    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    The Disruptor 50 is CNBC’s annual list of breakthrough venture-backed startups developing revolutionary new technology into scalable business models to build the next generation of great public companies.

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    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve features iconic global companies and executives who are embracing change and transforming for the future.

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    Healthy Returns

    Healthy Returns

    Investing in health care innovation.

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    @WORK SUMMIT

    @WORK SUMMIT

    Building and empowering the workforce of the future.

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