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 will help 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.

Speakers

Making DE+I Part of
Your Organization’s DNA

Gina Loften
CTO
Microsoft

Motivational Moment:
Allyship in Action

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Ayana Littlejohn
Sr. Associate Analytical Consultant
SAS

Motivational Moment:
Different Abilities

Ronak Patel
Director of Operations & Partnerships
Ablr

Call to Action 

Shelley Willingham
VP of Business Strategy
The Diversity Movement

Breakouts

Topics

  • 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.
  • 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, and analysis as well as the human element behind it all.
  • 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.

Panelists + Moderators

Tracy Doaks
President
MCNC

Caroline Dudley
Managing Director
Accenture

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

Aleta Howell
Join & Connect Global Inclusion Strategy Lead
Cisco

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

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

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Jennifer Rettig
VP Talent
Pendo

Maurice Smith
Chief Executive Officer
LGFCU

Jeff Stovall
Director, Strategy + Business Development
Oracle

Harold Zeishner
Director, Customer Experience
APC, Inc

Agenda

Wednesday, March 24

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

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Opening Keynote
Making DE+I Part of Your Organization’s DNA

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
Day One Wrap-up

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Roundtable Discussions (optional)

Thursday, March 25

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

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Opening Keynote
Topic to be Announced

10:15 am – 10:30 am
Motivational Moment #2
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, Inc

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Call To Action

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Summit Wrap-up

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Roundtable Discussions (optional)

WHEN

Wednesday, March 24 +
Thursday, March 25

WHERE (VIRTUAL)

The Summit will be a virtual event.

SPONSORSHIP

Interested in sponsoring? View the Sponsor Menu and contact Tracy Sternberg.

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REGISTRATION

Registration is open to members and non-members. Participants will receive virtual access prior to the event.

Member Rate: $99
Non-Member Rate: $149

Member Group Rate (3+2 free): $297
Non-Member Group Rate (3+2 free): $447

 Register

PLEASE NOTE:  New members who join are eligible for (2) complimentary registrations for this event.

Interested in joining? Join today or contact our Membership Team at 919.856.0393 or email membership@nctech.org. To see if your employer is a member, view our member directory. 

All registrations to NC TECH events are final and non-refundable.  Refunds will only be offered if the event is canceled.  Registrations are transferable to another qualified guest.  Please contact NC TECH at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.

 

Thank You Sponsors

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