De-Mystifying DE&I: Diversity In Our Digital Infrastructure
Leading Allies Of... Data Centers & The Cloud: The Mission
8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM GMT
Shannon Hulbert, CEO, Opus Interactive
Fiona McKay, Courageous Leadership Expert & Founder of Leading Ladies Of… / Leading Allies Of...
Join us as we discuss the importance of this event, and how Leading Allies Of… , our sponsors, partners, and steering committee, are creating the waves of change in the industry.
8:10 AM PST / 11:10 AM EST / 4:10 PM GMT
Angel Henry, Author, Dents In The Ceiling
Since 2020, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have been in the spotlight like never before. This is a pivotal point in our history, but at times this can feel overwhelming. In this keynote we peel back the onion to what is at the heart of DE&I, and explore how we can each take manageable steps, so collectively we move the needle.
One Size Doesn't Fit All: Different Pathways to DE&I Success
8:30 AM PST / 11:30 AM EST / 4:30 PM GMT
Sureel Choksi, President & CEO, Vantage Data Centers
Jill Sweeney, Ecosystem & Interlocks Leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO, Aligned
Heather Dooley, Independent Consultant & Infrastructure Masons Advisory Council Member
Moderated By: Shannon Hulbert, CEO, Opus Interactive
There is no magic formula to solving a company’s DE&I challenges, and the journey to success can take many different paths. In this panel we explore how different companies are achieving their success, how their best practices could be embraced by other companies, and what they might do differently in hindsight.
stretches for hire: solving the talent shortage of today
9:10 AM PST / 12:10 PM EST / 5:10 PM GMT
Brian Cox, CEO, STACK Infrastructure
Beth Ciccone, Data Center Technician, Iron Mountain
Hazim Macky, VP Engineering, Coinme
Leena Patel, CEO, Sandbox2Boardroom
Moderated By: Bill Kleyman, EVP of Digital Solutions, Switch
The Data Center & Cloud talent crisis is well documented, and as demand for our services continues to grow, so does the problem. In Data Centers alone, it is estimated that another 300,000 staff need to be found by 2025. Diversity could play a huge part in resolving this, but requires us to start hiring ‘out of the box,’ and embracing different recruiting practices. This panel of leaders have all made bold moves in their hiring decisions and have taken risks that are ultimately paying off. Join us to hear their stories, that might just inspire your next move before writing the next job requisition.
Announcements / Break
9:45 AM PST / 12:45 PM EST / 5:45 PM GMT
Better Together: How Allyship Accelerates Change
09:55 AM PST / 12:55 PM EST / 05:55 PM GMT
Nancy Novak, CIO, Compass Data Centers
Meera Venkatesh, Leader, Global Partner Solutions, Microsoft
Dave Link, Founder & CEO, ScienceLogic
Roxy Stimpson, Acting VP Engineering, F5
Moderated By: Phillip Marangella, CMO, EdgeConnex
Allies are actively seeking ways to do more to support their colleagues. Hear from allies that are walking the talk and how we all become better leaders because of this. Featuring several perspectives from leading industry organizations, this panel will share their stories on how allyship helps grow D&I opportunity and why continued allyship is so important to secure seats at the table for women and minority groups.
Learning From Women In The C-Suite
10:35 AM PST / 01:35 PM EST / 6:35 PM GMT
Jezzibell Gilmore, CCO & Co-Founder, PacketFabric
Heather Paduck, CFO, STACK Infrastructure
Charisse Richards, CIO, Maricopa County Superior Court
Kathryn Brett Goldman, CEO & Founder, The Cybermaniacs
Moderated By: Fiona McKay, CEO & Founder, Leading Ladies Of... & Leading Allies Of...
In the past decade, women have been appearing in our C-suites at a significant pace. What has been the key to their success, and how have companies benefited as a result? Hearing from these remarkable women will exemplify why diversity is good for business.
From Talk To Action
11:15 AM PST / 02:15 PM EST / 07:15 PM GMT
Shalini Sharma, SVP & General Counsel, Vantage Data Centers
Fiona McKay, CEO & Founder, Leading Ladies Of... & Leading Allies Of...
It’s time to explore translating theory to action. Let’s discuss what it means to put things into practice, both within companies, and for the industry at large. A declaration can be powerful, and even more so when we join forces for change to fulfil them.