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Responsibility in a digitalized world

“Our promised digital utopia has minefields” — Sen. John Neely Kennedy at the Facebook Senate hearing.

Keynotes

For the 2018 opening keynotes, CEOs, investors and senior business leaders will share strategic insights and vision on the need to advance ethical leadership in an age of digital disruption.

Reputation Keynote: Lessons learnt from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and beyond

Customer trust matters. The scalability to data harvest, impact personal privacy and sell customer data since the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica investigation is a very real threat. This keynote explores business responsibility to use data ethically, why trust matters and how to contract for the services you want to ensure reputation stays intact.

Forgerock Steve White Chief Security Officer Forgerock

New Models Keynote: Privacy over Profits?

The ethics and social responsibility of informational technology and IT risk is being called into question. Maximizing profits over privacy is no longer good enough. What steps should the information security industry take to move beyond detection and instead prevent privacy risks once and for all? Hear about innovative privacy-based models that exist to ensure profitability in the long term.

Black Rifle Coffee Conan Higgins General Counsel Black Rifle Coffee

Progressive leadership Keynote: The need for leadership on free speech and responsible content online

What obligations should companies fulfil for the benefit of society? Should companies be policing free speech? This keynote explores brands that are leading the way on curating responsible online content with democratic free speech principles in mind.

Modsquad Mike Pinkerton Chief Operating Officer Modsquad

Technology and human rights Keynote: Understanding expected human rights impacts

By 2030, as many as 800 million jobs could be lost worldwide to automation. The time for governments and business to take responsibility for the digital labor force is now. What are the human rights implications of big data, algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence? How can big data and AI help create practical solutions to human rights challenges?

Government and AI Keynote: the new arms race?

China’s desire to be a hub of AI innovation by 2030 has been publicly announced. As governments race to be destination of AI innovation, how is US policy being developed to ensure the impact on society is positive while being competitive? This keynote explores frameworks to address fast tech in the contexts of the slow society.

Ambitious collaborations to deliver large-scale social impacts

To create long term social impact, businesses must work together on the difficult common issues. Only then will their operations and industry deliver truly responsible and positive impacts. Hear how to drive transformational change for society through ambitious collaboration with Government, NGOs and competitors.

Moderator: CECP Mark Tulay Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

PEPSICO Michele Thatcher SVP, Chief Counsel Global Human Resources PEPSICO

Barrick Gold Jon Drimmer Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel Barrick Gold

Diversity and Inclusion in Silicon Valley Keynote: Is this still a fraternity club?

Despite almost every major tech company having a “diversity program,” how many are making meaningful progress? 76% tech jobs are still held by men. Can lessons be learned from other sectors? Can veterans and military spouses be a solution? Learn how to walk the talk and approach the diversity challenge with solid plans to build a pipeline and target skills-based programs for women and minority empowerment.

Future City Keynote: Building the connected, clean and smart city

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Hear how local Governments, cities, investors and companies are using tech to deliver the connected, clean and sustainable cities of the future.

Climate Keynote: Leveraging technology, innovation and investment to transition to a low-carbon economy

To meet the 2-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in new technologies. Hear about the latest technologies that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy. Discover where investors are looking to help accelerate this change

Trust in digital track

Reputations take years to establish but are, these days, often only a single oversight or breach away from ruination…and in hours rather than months or years. Now is the time for auditing how data is being used and importantly, to prevent the improper use of data. Understand the foundations for what it takes to be a privacy conscious company when it comes to data handling.

Build a privacy led business model

Prove that going beyond data protection can deliver business profits and operational success whether this be customer loyalty, brand reputation or profitability. Learn how to build a global privacy program and run this in a localized way. Understand which KPIs, metrics and incentives resonate with different teams from boards to developers to make your engagement stick.

Concerto RS Kyle Stone General Counsel Concerto RS

Atlassian Erika Fisher Head of Privacy Atlassian

Rethink and rewrite privacy user agreements to be consumer friendly

Online contracts, license agreements, terms of service, privacy policies and other agreements – how consumer friendly are these? This open debate explores what it means to be ethical when it comes to data policy. As is stands, current user agreements are long and confusing leading to them being poorly understood by consumers and create a myriad of open-ended possibilities to share data. Learn how to take a braver approach to stating policies and principles clearly at the time of the customer’s decision making.

Digicert Mike Johnson General Counsel Digicert

Qubit Jack Carvel General Counsel Qubit

Tala Robert Irwin General Counsel Tala

New revenue streams for customer data monetization

The current business model for accessing customer data is unsustainable. We explore future revenue streams to rethink how the ad market can profit from customer data being monetized and understand if this is Ethical

Blitzmertrics Dennis Yu Chief Technology Officer Blitzmertrics

Tech Hub 1: Use ethical data technologies to eliminate AI bias

Demand for AI accountability is on the rise. Understand how data and process mapping can reveal biases in machine-learning algorithms. Target processes and security systems to better manage how machines affect our behavior and interaction.

Tech Hub 2: Ensure policy enables free speech but tackles Fake News, accountability and extreme content

Technological innovation provides society with endless opportunities but has also brought the rise of fake news, a lack of accountability and extreme content. Curate policy to ensure how a business could and should legally block certain speech because that speech fails to align to business values.

Compassionate Technologies Olivia Jeffers CEO Compassionate Technologies

Tech Hub 3: Lead the way in processing data mapping to improve transparency

Controlling and tracing data is a perennial challenge for digital companies. Breaches can impact organization’s reputation, result in fines and ultimately impact on shareholder value. Understand which technologies exist to better control data to mitigate future breaches

Use privacy for competitive advantage

Prove that privacy can be used beyond just managing business risk and as a form of competitive advantage. Understand how to build processes and create metrics for privacy to be fully integrated into business operations and be used in the sales process.

Human API Megan Bell Chief Privacy Officer Human API

Climate leadership track

California isn’t only one of the world’s major economies, a state where sustainability matters to people…it’s also home to many of the companies reinventing commerce – technology first. Learn how technology can deliver cleaner and more long-term impacts in cities, supply chains and new product innovations. Drive climate goals with ambitious leadership to be a change agent for your industry.

Data centers: Reduce impacts and deliver savings through new technological innovations

By 2020, emissions from data centers are projected to reach more than 320 metric tons CO2-equivalent per year, more than quadruple what they were in 2007. The transition to a digital, cloud-based business world require large-scale innovations and collaborations to minimize environmental impacts. Hear the latest innovations in renewable and clean energy solutions to address the impacts of data centers.

Climate action in supply chains: Cascade targets and build climate-resilience

For the majority of businesses, the supply chain is where they can have the largest impacts on climate change and greatest risks to business occur. Build climate resilience by:

  • Creating Science-Based Targets across Scope 1, 2 and 3 of the business
  • Engage with suppliers to adopt responsibilities and actions
  • Collaborate across industries to accelerate impacts
  • Source technology that helps identify areas of your supply chain that are at the greatest risk to climate impacts

HP Annukka Dickens Director, Human Rights and Supply Chain Responsibility HP

TRANSWESTERN John Gledhill Senior Vice President TRANSWESTERN

Caesers Entertainment Gwen Migita Social Impact & Inclusion Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer Caesars Entertainment

Fully Circular Models – New thinking, New innovations, New systems

Resources are finite which is driving increasing expectations on businesses to move from linear models to circular models. This requires a whole shift in thinking from R&D, procurement, marketing and operations.

MER Group Lawrence Kahn General Counsel MER Group

A circular approach to rare earth metals

Rare earth metals are the crucial ingredient in many of our tech products. With demand for rare earths growing to keep pace with the current rate of technological innovation and avoiding waste-to-landfill, the industry is in need for solutions. Hear solutions for manufacturers to take a more responsible approach to their production processes.

Turning plastic pollution into profitability solutions

Unprecedented attention is now focused on the mountains of waste plastics accumulating in our oceans and the environmental damage they wreak. Discover innovative and futuristic ideas to turn plastic waste into a valuable resource in a way that can be scalable.

The future of mass transit – delivering cheap, low-emission solutions

The first flying car could arrive in LA by 2020. Hear what the new mobility models look like in the future and how cities can support this infrastructure. Learn what new technologies and digitally-connected systems are delivering cheap, low-emission solutions for long-haul trucking, airline travel, and other modes of transportation that are difficult to decarbonize.

How technology is delivering smart, clean and mobile cities of the future

It is projected that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be urban. There are increasingly innovative new systems, technologies and collaborations that are delivering significant climate reductions within urban environments. Hear ambitious case studies and understand new solutions and opportunities for your company

Social purpose track

The ethical and social implications that businesses have on society has reached a watershed moment. With a widening gap of wealth distribution in Silicon Valley and fears around automation and the labor market, the time for business to set a precedent is now. Learn how to increase visibility in supply chains and how technology can be applied for social good and impact.

Traceability and Transparency – Putting collaboration and technology at the heart

From FMCG to Apparel and ITC to Extractives there is increasing pressure on companies to get full visibility of their supply chains and understand the source of all materials that go into their products. Without doing so opens the business to potentially damaging risks to reputations and the bottom line. Hear how leading companies are building ambitious collaborations and digital-first systems that give greater visibility across all tiers of the supply chain

Blockchain – The sustainable sourcing silver-bullet?

For a couple of years Blockchain has been widely touted as the solution to ensuring fully transparent and traceable supply chains. However, the majority of companies are still trying to understand its potential impacts on their supply chain. Hear from innovative companies that are trialing this new technology and understand how it could help your business.

DigitalTown Mike Cartwright Chief Technology Officer DigitalTown

Technology solutions for the future labor market

“Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake” – Elon Musk. What are businesses doing today to ensure the right mix of robots and human capital to ensure a fair workforce? Learn what technology solutions exist to help mitigate risks and maximize opportunities related to the expected disruptions of the labor market. Understand how business can upskill the workforce & the evolution of education to deliver workers fit for the digital future

Hackerbay Marc Seitz Chief Technology Officer Hackerbay

Digital and social inclusion – the responsibility of Silicon Valley

The skewed wealth distribution is highly visible in and around Silicon Valley. What responsibility does Silicon Valley have to address this inequality and what more can they do? Learn how to empower the youth with skills to participate and lead on community investment.

Verlocal Luis F. Gil Chief Operations Officer Verlocal

Systems to prove that social purpose drives sales

Are customers buying in to the values of being a purpose driven company? Understand which systems and data demonstrate that sustainability marketing can link to direct sales.

World Economic Forum Rodrigo Arias Global Leadership Fellow World Economic Forum

Communicate social impact successes to different key stakeholder groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media.

Comerica Scott Beckerman Senior Vice President & Director of Corporate Sustainability Comerica

Shire Elaine Salewske Responsibility Lead, Corporate Affairs Shire

Keynotes

For the 2018 opening keynotes, CEOs, investors and senior business leaders will share strategic insights and vision on the need to advance ethical leadership in an age of digital disruption.

Reputation Keynote: Lessons learnt from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and beyond

Customer trust matters. The scalability to data harvest, impact personal privacy and sell customer data since the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica investigation is a very real threat. This keynote explores business responsibility to use data ethically, why trust matters and how to contract for the services you want to ensure reputation stays intact.

Forgerock Steve White Chief Security Officer Forgerock

New Models Keynote: Privacy over Profits?

The ethics and social responsibility of informational technology and IT risk is being called into question. Maximizing profits over privacy is no longer good enough. What steps should the information security industry take to move beyond detection and instead prevent privacy risks once and for all? Hear about innovative privacy-based models that exist to ensure profitability in the long term.

Black Rifle Coffee Conan Higgins General Counsel Black Rifle Coffee

Progressive leadership Keynote: The need for leadership on free speech and responsible content online

What obligations should companies fulfil for the benefit of society? Should companies be policing free speech? This keynote explores brands that are leading the way on curating responsible online content with democratic free speech principles in mind.

Modsquad Mike Pinkerton Chief Operating Officer Modsquad

Technology and human rights Keynote: Understanding expected human rights impacts

By 2030, as many as 800 million jobs could be lost worldwide to automation. The time for governments and business to take responsibility for the digital labor force is now. What are the human rights implications of big data, algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence? How can big data and AI help create practical solutions to human rights challenges?

Government and AI Keynote: the new arms race?

China’s desire to be a hub of AI innovation by 2030 has been publicly announced. As governments race to be destination of AI innovation, how is US policy being developed to ensure the impact on society is positive while being competitive? This keynote explores frameworks to address fast tech in the contexts of the slow society.

Ambitious collaborations to deliver large-scale social impacts

To create long term social impact, businesses must work together on the difficult common issues. Only then will their operations and industry deliver truly responsible and positive impacts. Hear how to drive transformational change for society through ambitious collaboration with Government, NGOs and competitors.

Moderator: CECP Mark Tulay Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

PEPSICO Michele Thatcher SVP, Chief Counsel Global Human Resources PEPSICO

Barrick Gold Jon Drimmer Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel Barrick Gold

Diversity and Inclusion in Silicon Valley Keynote: Is this still a fraternity club?

Despite almost every major tech company having a “diversity program,” how many are making meaningful progress? 76% tech jobs are still held by men. Can lessons be learned from other sectors? Can veterans and military spouses be a solution? Learn how to walk the talk and approach the diversity challenge with solid plans to build a pipeline and target skills-based programs for women and minority empowerment.

Future City Keynote: Building the connected, clean and smart city

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Hear how local Governments, cities, investors and companies are using tech to deliver the connected, clean and sustainable cities of the future.

Climate Keynote: Leveraging technology, innovation and investment to transition to a low-carbon economy

To meet the 2-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in new technologies. Hear about the latest technologies that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy. Discover where investors are looking to help accelerate this change

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Trust in digital track

Reputations take years to establish but are, these days, often only a single oversight or breach away from ruination…and in hours rather than months or years. Now is the time for auditing how data is being used and importantly, to prevent the improper use of data. Understand the foundations for what it takes to be a privacy conscious company when it comes to data handling.

Build a privacy led business model

Prove that going beyond data protection can deliver business profits and operational success whether this be customer loyalty, brand reputation or profitability. Learn how to build a global privacy program and run this in a localized way. Understand which KPIs, metrics and incentives resonate with different teams from boards to developers to make your engagement stick.

Concerto RS Kyle Stone General Counsel Concerto RS

Atlassian Erika Fisher Head of Privacy Atlassian

Rethink and rewrite privacy user agreements to be consumer friendly

Online contracts, license agreements, terms of service, privacy policies and other agreements – how consumer friendly are these? This open debate explores what it means to be ethical when it comes to data policy. As is stands, current user agreements are long and confusing leading to them being poorly understood by consumers and create a myriad of open-ended possibilities to share data. Learn how to take a braver approach to stating policies and principles clearly at the time of the customer’s decision making.

Digicert Mike Johnson General Counsel Digicert

Qubit Jack Carvel General Counsel Qubit

Tala Robert Irwin General Counsel Tala

New revenue streams for customer data monetization

The current business model for accessing customer data is unsustainable. We explore future revenue streams to rethink how the ad market can profit from customer data being monetized and understand if this is Ethical

Blitzmertrics Dennis Yu Chief Technology Officer Blitzmertrics

Tech Hub 1: Use ethical data technologies to eliminate AI bias

Demand for AI accountability is on the rise. Understand how data and process mapping can reveal biases in machine-learning algorithms. Target processes and security systems to better manage how machines affect our behavior and interaction.

Tech Hub 2: Ensure policy enables free speech but tackles Fake News, accountability and extreme content

Technological innovation provides society with endless opportunities but has also brought the rise of fake news, a lack of accountability and extreme content. Curate policy to ensure how a business could and should legally block certain speech because that speech fails to align to business values.

Compassionate Technologies Olivia Jeffers CEO Compassionate Technologies

Tech Hub 3: Lead the way in processing data mapping to improve transparency

Controlling and tracing data is a perennial challenge for digital companies. Breaches can impact organization’s reputation, result in fines and ultimately impact on shareholder value. Understand which technologies exist to better control data to mitigate future breaches

Use privacy for competitive advantage

Prove that privacy can be used beyond just managing business risk and as a form of competitive advantage. Understand how to build processes and create metrics for privacy to be fully integrated into business operations and be used in the sales process.

Human API Megan Bell Chief Privacy Officer Human API

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Climate leadership track

California isn’t only one of the world’s major economies, a state where sustainability matters to people…it’s also home to many of the companies reinventing commerce – technology first. Learn how technology can deliver cleaner and more long-term impacts in cities, supply chains and new product innovations. Drive climate goals with ambitious leadership to be a change agent for your industry.

Data centers: Reduce impacts and deliver savings through new technological innovations

By 2020, emissions from data centers are projected to reach more than 320 metric tons CO2-equivalent per year, more than quadruple what they were in 2007. The transition to a digital, cloud-based business world require large-scale innovations and collaborations to minimize environmental impacts. Hear the latest innovations in renewable and clean energy solutions to address the impacts of data centers.

Climate action in supply chains: Cascade targets and build climate-resilience

For the majority of businesses, the supply chain is where they can have the largest impacts on climate change and greatest risks to business occur. Build climate resilience by:

  • Creating Science-Based Targets across Scope 1, 2 and 3 of the business
  • Engage with suppliers to adopt responsibilities and actions
  • Collaborate across industries to accelerate impacts
  • Source technology that helps identify areas of your supply chain that are at the greatest risk to climate impacts

HP Annukka Dickens Director, Human Rights and Supply Chain Responsibility HP

TRANSWESTERN John Gledhill Senior Vice President TRANSWESTERN

Caesers Entertainment Gwen Migita Social Impact & Inclusion Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer Caesars Entertainment

Fully Circular Models – New thinking, New innovations, New systems

Resources are finite which is driving increasing expectations on businesses to move from linear models to circular models. This requires a whole shift in thinking from R&D, procurement, marketing and operations.

MER Group Lawrence Kahn General Counsel MER Group

A circular approach to rare earth metals

Rare earth metals are the crucial ingredient in many of our tech products. With demand for rare earths growing to keep pace with the current rate of technological innovation and avoiding waste-to-landfill, the industry is in need for solutions. Hear solutions for manufacturers to take a more responsible approach to their production processes.

Turning plastic pollution into profitability solutions

Unprecedented attention is now focused on the mountains of waste plastics accumulating in our oceans and the environmental damage they wreak. Discover innovative and futuristic ideas to turn plastic waste into a valuable resource in a way that can be scalable.

The future of mass transit – delivering cheap, low-emission solutions

The first flying car could arrive in LA by 2020. Hear what the new mobility models look like in the future and how cities can support this infrastructure. Learn what new technologies and digitally-connected systems are delivering cheap, low-emission solutions for long-haul trucking, airline travel, and other modes of transportation that are difficult to decarbonize.

How technology is delivering smart, clean and mobile cities of the future

It is projected that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be urban. There are increasingly innovative new systems, technologies and collaborations that are delivering significant climate reductions within urban environments. Hear ambitious case studies and understand new solutions and opportunities for your company

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Social purpose track

The ethical and social implications that businesses have on society has reached a watershed moment. With a widening gap of wealth distribution in Silicon Valley and fears around automation and the labor market, the time for business to set a precedent is now. Learn how to increase visibility in supply chains and how technology can be applied for social good and impact.

Traceability and Transparency – Putting collaboration and technology at the heart

From FMCG to Apparel and ITC to Extractives there is increasing pressure on companies to get full visibility of their supply chains and understand the source of all materials that go into their products. Without doing so opens the business to potentially damaging risks to reputations and the bottom line. Hear how leading companies are building ambitious collaborations and digital-first systems that give greater visibility across all tiers of the supply chain

Blockchain – The sustainable sourcing silver-bullet?

For a couple of years Blockchain has been widely touted as the solution to ensuring fully transparent and traceable supply chains. However, the majority of companies are still trying to understand its potential impacts on their supply chain. Hear from innovative companies that are trialing this new technology and understand how it could help your business.

DigitalTown Mike Cartwright Chief Technology Officer DigitalTown

Technology solutions for the future labor market

“Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake” – Elon Musk. What are businesses doing today to ensure the right mix of robots and human capital to ensure a fair workforce? Learn what technology solutions exist to help mitigate risks and maximize opportunities related to the expected disruptions of the labor market. Understand how business can upskill the workforce & the evolution of education to deliver workers fit for the digital future

Hackerbay Marc Seitz Chief Technology Officer Hackerbay

Digital and social inclusion – the responsibility of Silicon Valley

The skewed wealth distribution is highly visible in and around Silicon Valley. What responsibility does Silicon Valley have to address this inequality and what more can they do? Learn how to empower the youth with skills to participate and lead on community investment.

Verlocal Luis F. Gil Chief Operations Officer Verlocal

Systems to prove that social purpose drives sales

Are customers buying in to the values of being a purpose driven company? Understand which systems and data demonstrate that sustainability marketing can link to direct sales.

World Economic Forum Rodrigo Arias Global Leadership Fellow World Economic Forum

Communicate social impact successes to different key stakeholder groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media.

Comerica Scott Beckerman Senior Vice President & Director of Corporate Sustainability Comerica

Shire Elaine Salewske Responsibility Lead, Corporate Affairs Shire


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Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown