Welcome & Introductions

Opening Keynote Enabling the Remote Workforce

The Coronavirus pandemic has created urgency for many organizations to shift most levels of workers to virtual workers. In order to keep organizations functional during the rapid change, technology leaders were forced to deploy solutions that allow virtual workers to be productive and secure.

Join your CIO community as they discuss:
· How they enabled this rapid change and how they are supporting their virtual workers
· How they overcame traditional security barriers
· The ways they are still learning and adapting to this new way of working

General Session When Community Goes Virtual

  • Cara Snow, Chief Community Engagement Officer & Chief of Staff, Technology Association of Oregon
When the world was ordered to stay home to stay safe, organizations like TAO, which thrive by connecting others, woke up to an entirely new reality of how to build and maintain community. Through a quick pivot, TAO was able to leverage existing technology tools and partners to continue being an organization that fosters and grows relationships and incubates and implements programs that serve the tech community. The ability to connect and build community through creativity and innovation is allowing TAO to advocate and promote the technology ecosystem through a global pandemic, an economic crisis and tackle racial equity as an industry.

General Session Economic Outlook Post Pandemic

The economic activity of the US has plummeted in the wake of COVID-19, businesses closed and unemployment soared largely as a result of social distancing policies designed to slow the spread of the virus. Join City Economist, Josh Harwood for a first hand look as he discusses trends and early indicators of the economic outlook for the Portland Metro and beyond.

General Session Humanizing Your Company Through Empathy, Resiliency, and Optimism

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting life as we once knew it. Now more than ever, individuals are seeking comfort in what is arguably the most unsettling crisis of the past decade. Regardless of your company’s size, scope, mission, or culture, there’s an opportunity for each of us to play a role in being of service to those around us, be they our family members, colleagues, or community members. When optimism is balanced with realism, and vulnerability is balanced with a steady hand, we can each make a difference. In this session, I’ll share how I’ve witnessed individuals making a difference at an organization that operates on the global stage.

Closing Remarks


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This event is a virtual event, Portland, OR 6-10-2020