2019 Technical Executive Forum Program Agenda

The TEF Program Agenda will be announced summer 2019. Check out our previous TEF Themes below.

2018 TEF

Theme: “It’s Time to Step Up: Amplify. Empower. Innovate.”

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Distinguished Guest:

  • Professor Anita Hill, Senior Advisor to the Provost, Brandeis University; Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies, Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management

Featured Speakers: 

Panel Moderator & Roundtable Discussion Facilitator:

Lead TEF Facilitator:

Roundtable Discussion Facilitators: 

Lightning Talk Speakers: 

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2017 TEF

Theme: “Intersectionality in Tech”

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Keynote: “Why Tech Needs an Intersectional Approach to Build Truly Diverse Workforces and Inclusive Work Cultures”

Workshops: “Leave No Woman Behind: Understanding Intersectionality” and “Clearing the Path: Supporting Women of Color in Tech and Computing”

Panel: “Are You Ready to Advance Women of Color in Technology & Computing?”

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2016 TEF

Theme: “New Lenses for Driving Change: Innovative Levers for Advancing and Retaining Women Technologists”

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Keynote: “How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Transform How We Work, Lead, and Innovate”

  • Speaker: Susan Cain, Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking”

Keynote: “What’s in it for Men? Why Actively Engaging the Other 79% is Good for Women, Men, and Companies”

  • Speaker: Dr. Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities

Featured CEO Conversation: “Bold Goals: Changing the Landscape of the Tech Industry”

  • Speaker: Brian Krzanich, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Center of Open Science; C-founder of Project Implicit; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

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2015 TEF

Theme: “Fixing the Leak: Advancing and Retaining Women Technologists”

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Keynote: “Why Women Leave the Technology Profession”

  • Speaker: Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Keynote: “Implicit Bias and Barriers to Gender Diversity in STEM”

  • Speaker: Brian Nosek, Executive Director at Center for Open Science

Featured Executive Panel: “Strategies for Accelerating Gender Diversity”

  • Speakers:
    • Parker Harris, Co-founder, Salesforce.com
    • Pat McDonald, Vice President, Human Resources & Director, Talent Organization, Intel
    • Denise Menelly, Shared Service Operations Executive for Global Technology & Operations, Bank of America

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