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Diversity and Inclusion

About This Track

The Diversity & Inclusion track will focus on generating best practices for harnessing diversity and inclusion to drive innovation today and for the future.
Through facilitated exercise, fireside chat and panel discussion we will examine the topics of defining diversity and inclusion, driving innovation, and diversity on boards. The track will close with a keynote address on the topic of Asian Leadership, global cultural fluency and the broader Asian diaspora.

Track Agenda

  • 05/07/2021 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
  • 05/07/2021 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am PDT
    • 45 mins
      Archie Deskus
      senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO)
      Intel Corporation
      Jyothi Gorti
      Vice President and CIO
      Maxim Integrated
      Monique Edmondson
      Executive Director IT Digital Marketing, Industry & Community Speaker, Diversity Advocate, Talent Development
  • 05/07/2021 | 10:00 am - 10:15 am PDT
    • 15 mins
      Sandy Carter
      AWS Vice President of WWPS Partners and Programs
      Amazon Web Services
  • 05/07/2021 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am PDT
    • 15 mins
      Tina Shah Paikeday
      Global Head of DE&I Advisory Services
      Russell Reynolds Associates
  • 05/07/2021 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am PDT
    • 30 mins
      Deepa Prasad
      Managing Director
      WestRiver Group
      Alicia Sontag
      Co-Founder and Managing Partner
      Prelude Growth Partners
      Garheng Kong
      Founder and Managing Partner
      HealthQuest Capital
      David ibnAle
      Founder and Managing Partner
      Advance Venture Partners
  • 05/07/2021 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
    • 30 mins
      Denise Evans
      Vice President, Diverse Partner Development
      IBM Corporation

Track Chair

Rajani R Shailender
VP and Business Unit Head
Tech Mahindra

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