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Junior Ballroom A, Third Floor [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 14

9:00am CDT

Crackin’ The Courage Code
All women need is courage to unleash the brilliance that lies within us. There is a courageous code that must be programmed in order to move the mission forward in our communities, corporations and within our little girls.

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Danyel Surrency Jones

Co-Founder & CEO, POWERHANDZ, Inc
Danyel Surrency Jones is a proclaimed “Vision Chaser”, creative strategist and philanthropist, with nearly two decades of executive leadership and sales & marketing experience. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of POWERHANDZ Inc., a global designer of innovative products that focuses on human performance, injury recovery and injury prevention in Athletic Training and Rehabilitation markets. In 4 years, its core athletic training products have been sold to consumers in >81 countries, established a digital... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Junior Ballroom A, Third Floor

10:30am CDT

Transforming Data into Dollars in a Mobility as a Service Ecosystem
Cars changed the world. Now the world is changing cars. The new mobility ecosystem is service-led and about extracting value and money from data. 
A key opportunity in the automotive industry is Mobility as a Service (MaaS), where mobility companies offer businesses and individuals the ability to buy mobility services tailored to their needs for a monthly fee. The S-Curve for MaaS is coming, and readiness must be achieved by 2025. While having a technology strategy is important, understanding how to monetize data will be key to the future success of MaaS.
The fireside chat will cover:
  • The radical shift in the automotive industry today, including the S-Curve 2025 projection for MaaS.
  • What revenue stream possibilities look like for various stakeholders including dealers, automotive companies, retail and financial services company.
  • How to prepare and strategize for short- and long-term MaaS revenue. This will cover the following questions:
    • How do we monetize data?
    • Where is the route to money in the services world?
    • As an early MaaS adopter, how do you generate revenue in the short term?
    • Where are there tipping points in revenue streams to start reaping a return on the investment?
  • Examples of how Fujitsu is making moves in the MaaS space with its partners and customers.

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Laura Ryan

Former Chief Executive Officer, Purdy Motor Group
Most recently Laura Ryan lead Purdy Mobility as Chief Executive Officer. Purdy Motor Group is Costa Rica’s exclusive Distributor for Toyota, Lexus, Hino, Ford and VW with operations in the U.S. including three franchised dealerships and the recently launched subscription-based mobility... Read More →
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Greta Cutulenco

CEO, Acerta Analytics Solutions
With a background in automated data analysis for testing and anomaly detection, Greta Cutulenco has worked on system testing, monitoring, and analysis for major OEMs and Tier1s, including Bombardier and Magna. In 2018, Greta won the Female Founders Competition, sponsored by Microsoft... Read More →
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DJ Rodriguez

Senior Client Engagement Partner, Fujitsu Americas
DJ Rodriguez is a Senior Client Engagement Partner with Fujitsu Americas responsible for the Global account strategy and leadership for one of Fujitsu’s most strategic accounts in the Automotive Industry.  His efforts and insight into the future of mobility services has resulted... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Junior Ballroom A, Third Floor

1:00pm CDT

Extinguishing Burnout: Managing the Wellness of Your Organization and Yourself
How are you managing the health and engagement level of your most valuable asset – your teams and yourself? Are you one of the companies keeping your employee engagement high and attrition low?
Employee burnout and Executive Burnout are a hot hot topic in tech as the World Health Organization identified burnout related to work stress as a diagnosis code in 2019. This dynamic panel of subject matter experts in wellness will bring a holistic perspective to the mental, emotional and physical impacts on our health and how to elevate our health and our effectiveness at home and the workplace.

Join us for an enlightening discussion on Extinguishing Burnout: Managing the Wellness of Your Organization and Yourself . The panel will include thought leaders in prevention not just treatment from the perspectives of Functional Medicine, Mental Wellness and a forward-thinking MarTech company that is getting it right. Garner valuable insights and practical tools from experts in the wellness field and an award-winning organization with an employee-centric culture and benefits that are designed to promote the mental, emotional and physical wellness of their employees. You’ll leave this session better equipped to mitigate stress and burnout for you and your teams.

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Laura DeFina, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Cooper Institute
Laura DeFina, MD has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Institute since 2014. She joined The Cooper Institute Research Division in 2009 and has served as Chief Science Officer since 2013, where she has authored manuscripts on a variety of prevention topics... Read More →
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Linda Mullins

Executive Director, DFW Alliance of Technology and Women COO Inspired Leadership Group
Linda Mullins is the Executive Director of DFW Alliance of Women in Technology and an entrepreneur.   She brings a rich background of 25 plus years in progressive leadership roles for both Fortune 200 ranked and Inc. 50 ranked companies in the male-dominated automotive space as well... Read More →
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Dr. Jennifer Kessmann

Dr. Kessmann is a Functional Medicine Physician passionate about finding solutions to improve health and well being.  Currently she is practicing Functional Concierge Medicine with her companies Kessmann Clinics and Kessmann Functional Medicine.  Graduating Magna Cum Laude from... Read More →
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Kandi Gongora

VP People & Organizational Development, Goodway Group
Kandi Gongora is the Vice President of People and Organizational Excellence at Goodway Group, where she leads people experience, center of excellence, strategic and organizational development. Kandi is focused on the employee experience and the human aspect of work, spearheading initiatives... Read More →
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Dr. Lawana Gladney

Dr. Lawana Gladney, PhD, speaker, trainer, author, and media personality is the premiere emotional wellness doctor.  Her PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology focuses on emotional wellness and the science of the mind. This degree not only focuses on human behavior, but how... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A, Third Floor

2:00pm CDT

Trailblazer Panel: What Happened on the Way to the C-Suite and What’s Next
Hear the stories of three women in tech trailblazers, what they are doing now, and what they see for their futures.  Don't miss this panel of CIO's and CDO's.

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Gertrude G. Van Horn

SVP & CIO, NCH Corporation
Gertrude G. Van Horn is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Information Officer at NCH Corporation - a $1 B, privately held, global leader in industrial, commercial, and institutional maintenance products and services with locations in more than 50 countries... Read More →
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Chandra Dhandapani

Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Global Group President, Valuations & Advisory Services, CBRE
As Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ms. Dhandapani leads the company’s digital strategy and all aspects of technology globally. Ms. Dhandapani and her team provide the technology capabilities and infrastructure to support CBRE’s clients and professionals across the globe. Since... Read More →
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Valerie Freeman

CEO, BravoTech
Valerie Freeman is the Founder and CEO of a group of specialized companies whose services include staffing, search outsourcing and consulting, operating under the names, Imprimis Group, BravoTech, Freeman+Leonard and ANSERteam. Over the years, the companies have been named to the... Read More →
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Rashmi Jain

Careington International Corporation, CIO
Rashmi Jain joined Careington International Corporation in 1999 and has served as Chief Information Officer since April 2019. Ms. Jain currently oversees information systems & information technology departments for Careington and affiliate companies, DialCare, Careington Benefit Solutions... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A, Third Floor

3:30pm CDT

Career Advocates: Shaping Your Career
Wisdom tells us that no one is going to direct your career but you.
However, having both men and women advocates helping throughout your career journey is critical. Women who feel supported and authentically valued at their work will contribute more to their teams, instill a positive company culture and improve overall business results.

Advocates are dedicated to connecting and inspiring women for the purpose of advancing their careers from the beginning of their career, to mid-career and all the way to the senior level. Advocates make a “space at the table” and not only advocate for the women they are helping, but they also push to hire, retain and advance more diverse talent.

Michelle Morris from Verizon Business Group will be speaking on how advocates and fierce allies helped her:
  • Transition from a career in engineering to customer experience
  • Provide an “engineering” voice and speak up within a marketing organization to promote better ideas
  • Make solid career decisions throughout her lifetime
Join us and discover:
  • What compels someone to fiercely advocate for an employee
  • How to identify your advocates regardless of where you are in your career
  • How to use social media and your network to find hidden advocates and influencers

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Michelle Morris

Customer Experience Designer Partner, Verizon Business Group
Michelle is a Customer Experience Design Partner with Verizon Business Group. In this role, she helps Verizon's business customers create better customer experiences for their customers. She is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Junior Ballroom A, Third Floor
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