Welcome & Introductions

Opening Keynote Enabling the Remote Workforce

  • Moderator
    Gary Sorrentino, CIO Advisor, Zoom Video Communications
  • Panelist
    Harry Moseley, Global CIO, Zoom Video Communications
  • Panelist
    Scott Clark, Executive Director for Technology and CIO, Town of Chapel Hill, NC
  • Panelist
    Karen Davis, VP, Research Computing, RTI International
  • Panelist
    Nelson Moe, CIO, Commonwealth of Virginia
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 Humanizing Your Company Through Empathy, Resiliency, and Optimism

  • Rae Williams, Head of Enterprise Customer Engineering - Southeast US, Google
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.

General Session Prepare for Business Model Distribution: How Automation Will Change the World Post COVID-19

The current pandemic is a Black Swan event that most companies never considered in any of their strategic planning. After years of focused efforts to make businesses more efficient including outsourcing supply chains far offshore, leaders are now tasked with effectively responding and executing major changes with little preparation just to keep their business alive. Fred will present a framework to drive innovation, resilience and agility in all of your business processes to support the need for flawless execution of rapid process changes in times of crisis or in response to competitive disruptions.

General Session How to go from surviving to thriving?

-The CIO role and technology role is drastically changing in this new environment, how to pivot to support the
businesses mobile work force.
-How can you move resources around to support business needs short-term and long term?
-Do you have a red and blue team concept? If not, now is the time.
-You can sleep better if your networks are secure.
-Tips and tricks to keep your workforce engaged.

Closing Remarks


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