Given the rapid evolution of technology, seismic social challenges and changing employee expectations, leaders are seeking new insights and practices to up their game and help their organizations compete and continue to innovate.
Join us on at our San Francisco Center as we welcome four fantastic thought leaders and seasoned innovation experts from Amazon, Deloitte, Netflix and Ujama Inc. who will share their perspective on the skills, competencies and mindset that leaders need to have to drive innovation and thrive in the shifting future of work.
6:30-7 pm: Registration and networking
7-7:10 pm: Welcome by Dr. Frederick Wehrle, UC Berkeley Extension Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Jill Finlayson, Director, Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in Tech) Initiative at UC and UC Berkeley Extension lead instructor
7:10-7:30 pm: Keynote by Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of the Global Deloitte AI Institute and lead Trustworthy AI & Ethical Tech at Deloitte
7:30-8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
8:30-9 pm: Networking
Meet the Panelists
Beena Ammanath, Executive Director at Deloitte Global AI Institute
Beena leads Trustworthy AI and Ethical Tech at Deloitte. She is the author of the upcoming book Trustworthy AI, which aims to help businesses navigate trust and ethics in AI. An award-winning senior executive with extensive global experience in AI and digital transformation—spanning across e-commerce, finance, marketing, telecom, retail, software products, services and industrial domains with companies such as GE, HPE, Thomson Reuters, British Telecom, Bank of America, e*trade and a number of Silicon Valley startups—Beena is also the founder of non-profit Humans for AI, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in AI. Beena also serves on the Board of AnitaB.org and the Advisory Board at Cal Poly College of Engineering. She has been a board member and advisdr to several technology startups.
Richard Hua, WW Head of EPIC Leadership and Founder of EQ @ Amazon
Rich is a technology strategist and innovation evangelist. His mission is to upskill Amazon’s leaders in emotional intelligence and interpersonal dynamics, enabling them to lead with greater empathy, purpose, inspiration and connection (EPIC). Rich has spent decades training and mentoring people in leadership and interpersonal skills—from CEOs to aspiring managers to early career professionals. He launched the Emotional Intelligence and Success initiative at Amazon, and his team has trained more than 150,000 Amazonians in emotional and social intelligence. His training is now an integral part of onboarding, leadership development and transformation programs across Amazon globally.
Hugh Molotsi, Founder of Ujama Inc.
Hugh is the founder and CEO of Ujama Inc., the makers of Soko, the farmers’ market app that makes it easy to discover farmers’ markets near you and connect with their sellers. Hugh is a seasoned product and technology leader with more than 30 years of experience developing global solutions for small businesses and consumers. Hugh is an accomplished innovator and has helped launch several disruptive products. He has expertise in leadership development and digital transformation and has led diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hugh had a 22-year career at Intuit where his last position was Engineering Fellow and Vice President of Innovation. In 2011, Hugh became the first recipient of Intuit’s Founders Innovation Award for his contributions in helping launch Intuit’s payments business. Hugh serves on the boards of Barloworld (BAW:SJ) and the Mozilla Corporation. Hugh is the co-author of The Intrapreneur’s Journey, a book on how to develop a culture of innovation at large companies. He is passionate about fostering grassroots innovation and giving voice to good ideas wherever those ideas may come from..
Michael Spiegelman, Vice President, Studio Product Innovation at Netflix
At Netflix, Michael leads a team that uses technology and data to optimize the production of content, from the time when an idea is pitched to distributing a finished title on the Netflix service. Previously, Michael was Vice President of Global Product Innovation for Growth and Acquisition at Netflix, responsible for acquiring new subscribers in 190 countries around the world through business model innovation, new product features and programmatic marketing channels. He originally joined Netflix in 2010 as Director of Product Innovation and led product management for the streaming website and tablet experiences. Before joining Netflix, Michael was Senior Director of Entertainment and Lifestyle Products at Yahoo!, responsible for the music, movies, television, celebrity, video and lifestyles websites around the world. Prior to that, he was General Manager of Yahoo! Music, running product development, label relations and editorial for the company's music business, including personalized radio, music videos and artist information.
Wednesday, June 29
6:30-9 pm (PT)
UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus