Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit – Virtual


#DiversityInclusionNC

Diversity is critical to the success of any workplace.  It provides a wide range of viewpoints, experiences and perspectives and improves the bottom line.  For NC TECH and its member companies, it is not just what we do, but who we are.  The theme for the 2021 Summit is Making DE+I Part of Your Organization’s DNA.

At this year’s Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit, leaders in tech helped us explore what we can do to help make diversity, equity and inclusion part of the technology culture, at our companies and in our communities. Regardless of where you or your company are on the D+I in Tech journey, this is the conversation for you.

Registration for Summit Recording (Now Available)

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Existing Summit Registrants: Please note that, once available, the summit recordings are included with your registration, so no additional purchase necessary.

Speakers

KEYNOTE

Gina Loften
CTO
Microsoft US

Tech Women Rising: Experiences and Advice from Gina Loften
Executive Conversation led by Sterling Ingui with Fidelity Investments


Facilitator

Sterling Ingui
VP, Business Information Security Officer
Fidelity Investments

KEYNOTE

Fara Palumbo
SVP, Chief People Officer
Blue Cross NC

Building a DEI Culture at Blue Cross NC: Agility, Responsiveness + Commitment
Executive Conversation led by Frine Carbonell with Fidelity Investments


Facilitator

Frine Carbonell
VP - Squad Leader of Real Time Integration Solutions
Fidelity Investments

Motivational Moment
Redefining A.L.L.I.E.S.

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Ayana Littlejohn
Sr. Associate Analytical Consultant
SAS

Motivational Moment
Tech Leadership Making a Difference

Raki McGregor
VP, New Business Growth - Chief Transformation + Digital Officer Channel
Novant Health

Motivational Moment
Different Abilities

Ronak Patel
Director of Operations & Partnerships
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Call to Action 


Shelley Willingham
VP of Business Strategy
The Diversity Movement

CXO Panel

Building Comfort Around Difficult Conversations

Tracy Doaks
President
MCNC

Tim Humphrey
VP, Chief Data Office
NC Senior State Executive
RTP Senior Location Executive
IBM

Anne Hungate
Head of Technology + Transformation
RTI International

Maurice Smith
Chief Executive Officer
LGFCU

Harold Zeishner
Director, Customer Experience
APC, Inc
Moderator

Breakout Segment Panel Discussion Topics + Speakers

How is Tech Doing? Measuring the Success of D+I

  • Whether you are new to building a D,E+I strategy or your organization has been focused on inclusion for years, this conversation with explore execution and accountability of your vision and plan.

Jeff Stovall
Director, Strategy + Business Development
Oracle

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Jennifer Rettig
VP Talent
Pendo

Thom Solomon
Director, Human Resources + Talent Management
ChannelAdvisor

Shantell Thomas
North American Diversity + Inclusion Partner
Lenovo

Bob Osmond
President
Racepoint Global
Moderator

Removing Bias in Data Analytics Sponsored by Retail Business Services

  • Bias, intentional or not, has always been a part of our data, processes, and procedures. This conversation will explore the collection, interpretation, analysis and design as well as the human element behind it all.

Sean Doherty
Chief Technology Officer
CrossComm

Gosia Gradowska
People Analytics Director
Red Hat

Erin Peace
Associate Design Director
Method

James Spangler
Director, Total Rewards Administration
Retail Business Services

 

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Kurt Merriweather
Head of Products + Partnerships
The Diversity Movement
Moderator

Finding Diverse Tech Talent for Today and Tomorrow Sponsored by Accenture

  • Is there enough diverse tech talent?  Where can we find them?  How can we position ourselves for the future?  During this discussion we will explore how to attract and retain more diverse tech workers and leaders, as well as how we can better position the next generation of under-represented populations for success in the tech workforce.

Walter Frye
Global Head of Diversity + Inclusion; Regional Leader, North America
Conduent

Aleta Howell
Join & Connect Global Inclusion Strategy Lead
Cisco

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Andy Igonor
Director, Academic Programs/Associate Dean
Western Governors University

Jillian Munro
Group Head, Data + Analytics Technology
Envestnet | Yodlee

Caroline Dudley
Managing Director
Accenture
Moderator

Agenda

Wednesday, March 24

9:15 am – 9:30 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Opening Keynote
Gina Loften, Chief Technology Officer - Microsoft US

10:15 am – 10:25 am
Motivational Moment #1
Allyship in Action

10:25 am – 10:45 am
Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Day One Breakout Sessions

11:45 pm – 12:00 pm
Motivational Moment #2
Tech Leadership Making a Difference

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm
Day One Wrap-up

Thursday, March 25

9:15 am – 9:30 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Opening Keynote
Fara Palumbo, Chief People Officer - BCBSNC

10:15 am – 10:30 am
Motivational Moment #3
Incorporating Different Abilities Into Your Workplace

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am
CXO Panel Discussion
Building Comfort Around Difficult Conversations
Sponsored by APC

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Call To Action
Sponsored by Walk West + The Diversity Movement

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Summit Wrap-up

Thank You Sponsors

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