Conference Track

Innovation For All

The Innovation for All Track will highlight case studies and best practices of how diversity and inclusion helps create a productive and innovative tech sector.

Tuesday, January 7

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Conference Session

Implementing Diversity from the Top

LOCATION LVCC Central Hall CTA Stage

Join Chief Diversity Officers from internationally-recognized tech brands as they share best practices for integrating diversity and inclusion initiatives that have created innovative cultures and a positive impact on their organizations.

Wednesday, January 8

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Conference Session

Product Inclusion: Creating for All

LOCATION LVCC Central Hall CTA Stage

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.

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Conference Session

Contributing to the Bottom Line

LOCATION LVCC Central Hall CTA Stage

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

Thursday, January 9

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session

Investing in Diversity

LOCATION Sands Hall G Startup Stage

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 Startup Stage

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

11:15 – 12:00 PM

Conference Session

Building a Startup: Founders’ Stories

LOCATION Sands Hall G Startup Stage

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.

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Conference Session

Culture Shifting and Hiring Differently

LOCATION LVCC Central Hall CTA Stage

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.

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Conference Session

Moving from Inclusion to Belonging

LOCATION LVCC Central Hall CTA Stage

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

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