Conference Track

Innovation For All

Diversity and inclusion are the bedrock of innovation. Hear examples of effective diversity and inclusion strategies that help tech companies innovate and thrive.

Tuesday, January 7

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Conference Session

Implementing Diversity from the Top

LOCATION LVCC Grand Lobby GL-5

Chief diversity officers (CDOs) from internationally-recognized tech brands share best practices for integrating diversity and inclusion initiatives that have created innovative cultures and resulted in positive changes in their organizations.

Wednesday, January 8

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Conference Session

Product Inclusion: Creating for All

LOCATION LVCC Grand Lobby GL-5

Diversity of background, experience, age, location, gender, ethnicity and ability in the workplace necessitates that teams create products that work for all walks of life. Learn how Google builds seamless products that celebrate the diversity of the human race.

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Conference Session

Women in Tech Power Break: Make Disruption Work

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4406

What bold steps can be taken today to accelerate technology for the creation of a better world over the coming decade, improving the lives of people and their surroundings? The Women in Tech Power break will bring together the smart minds of women to explore ten conversation starters to unlock the power of disruption by scaling transformational initiatives that are human-centric and sustainable by design.

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Conference Session

Contributing to the Bottom Line

LOCATION LVCC Grand Lobby GL-5

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) first launched in 1964 in response to racial strife in the U.S. Today, ERGs foster diverse and inclusive workplaces and help companies increase sales, launch new products and contribute to a positive bottom line.

Thursday, January 9

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session

Investing in Diversity

LOCATION Sands Hall G 50272

In 2018, U.S. companies raised $130B in venture capital funding, yet only 2.2% was invested in female-founded companies and less than 1% in businesses founded by women of color. Meet investors who are leveling the playing field for underrepresented founders.

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Conference Session

Beyond Capital: Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs

LOCATION Sands Hall G 50272

As they build their businesses, underrepresented startup founders often struggle to find support, especially beyond capital. Meet those who are supporting underrepresented founders through mentoring, education and networking.

11:15 – 12:00 PM

Conference Session

Building a Startup: Founders’ Stories

LOCATION Sands Hall G 50272

Launching a successful startup from a kernel of an idea takes perseverance, focus and grit. Learn from entrepreneurs as they share their personal stories and lessons.

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Conference Session

Moving from Inclusion to Belonging

LOCATION LVCC Grand Lobby GL-5

Diversity and inclusion drive innovation and profitability. Find out how adding belonging to the equation helped one company create a workplace culture of highly engaged and productive employees.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Conference Session

Culture Shifting and Hiring Differently

LOCATION LVCC Grand Lobby GL-5

Companies who keep a pulse on their customers’ needs and respond swiftly are the most successful. Hear how Panasonic strategically enhanced its workplace culture as the business shifted from a B2C to a B2B business model.

All CES conference sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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