Advances in technology present exciting opportunities to increase productivity, efficiency and innovation, especially when coupled with the brains, EQ and interpersonal skills of a highly talented workforce. CNBC’s @Work is an exclusive three-part event series examining the impact new technology has on three different disciplines— human resources, IT and finance.

The second event in the series, Productivity@Work, will reassess how human capital is best deployed in the fourth industrial revolution, providing an unparalleled lens into the future for the technology leaders tasked with guiding this transition.

Who should attend: CIOs, CTOs and senior technology executives who have a major role to play in leveraging the right technologies at the right scale, with the right people running them.


More speakers will be announced soon.

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Catherine Bessant
Catherine P. Bessant is Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Bank of America.

Catherine P. Bessant
COO & CTO, Bank of America
Juliet de Baubigny
Juliet de Baubigny is a Senior Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Juliet de Baubigny
Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Blaine Hurst
Blaine Hurst is President and Chief Executive Officer of Panera.

Blaine Hurst
President & CEO, Panera Bread

Aaron Levie
Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman at Box.

Aaron Levie
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Box
Hila Lifshitz-Assaf
Hila Lifshitz-Assaf is an Assistant Professor at NYU Stern and Associate Faculty at Harvard University.

Hila Lifshitz-Assaf
Assistant Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
Rahul Samant
Rahul Samant is EVP and CIO of Delta

Rahul Samant
EVP & CIO, Delta
Lisa Su
Lisa Su is President and CEO of AMD.

Lisa Su
President & CEO, AMD
Chris Young
Chris Young is CEO of McAfee.

Chris Young
CEO, McAfee
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LEVEL UP: Think Like a CEO

How do you translate your technology vision into terms CEOs and boards can understand? Get advice from two technologists – who are also CEOs – on how to convey the value of complex technology in straightforward business terms, match digitalization priorities across the organization, and be the kind of strategic partner that drives real progress.

Blaine Hurst, President and CEO, Panera
Lisa Su, President and CEO, AMD
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC

TALENT WARS: Fighting the FANGs … and Winning

Finding – and keeping – top tech talent is critical to success in the digital age. Learn strategies from two industry leaders who know what it takes to compete and win.

Juliet de Baubigny, Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Rahul Samant, EVP and CIO, Delta
Interviewer: Morgan Brennan, Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC

PROBLEM SOLVED: Can You Crowdsource Genius?

When NASA faced a series of complex problems, they turned to open-source innovation, which led to rapid breakthroughs. But there were big challenges in capitalizing on these solutions. Discover the lessons learned when teams must evolve to embrace new processes in innovation.

Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Assistant Professor, NYU Stern School of Business; Associate Faculty, Harvard University

RISKS & REWARDS: A.I. in the Enterprise

Artificial intelligence promises transformational advances, but with innovation comes risk. Learn about new ways AI is driving productivity and how your company can reap these rewards while minimizing vulnerabilities.

Aaron Levie, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Box
Chris Young, CEO, McAfee
Interviewer: Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC

DEEP IMPACT: The Ripple Effects of a Digital Evolution

Turning an organization – inside and out – into a truly digital enterprise often has underestimated impacts on its basic operations. Hear how two top leaders are managing the digital revolution in their companies.

Catherine Bessant, COO and CTO, Bank of America
Interviewer: To be announced




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