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The National Political Conventions Event Series was hosted in August 2020 by ITI in partnership with Protocol.

Enabling a Diverse Future Workforce — Aug. 19

On Protocol: What are the most pressing policies that will help ensure the growth of a talented, diverse workforce in 2021 and beyond?

As the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders are looking to technology for answers to how to get people back to work and get our economy back on track. As we begin to build the economy of the future, how can technology enable more inclusive opportunity? How do we ensure that the US has a robust, diverse pipeline of STEM talent into the next decade? What skills and educational programs are needed?

And how can these solutions start at the local community level? Protocol's Issie Lapowsky and Emily Birnbaum lead a two-event series on the tech and policy needed to enable a diverse future workforce and a strong economy. This event series is hosted in partnership with ITI.

Featuring an ITI member panel including:

  • Danny Guillory, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Dropbox
  • Kristen Titus, Executive Director, Cognizant US Foundation
  • Obed Louissaint, VP, HR, IBM
  • Tacy Trowbridge, Head of Global Education Programs, Adobe

Enabling the Technology of the Future — Aug. 26

On Protocol: How can the next Administration ensure the U.S. Tech Sector Maintains its Innovative Leadership Around the Globe?

In 2020, it feels like the world is changing faster than ever before. Offices are reopening, but the remote workforce is growing. Students are going back to school, but many institutions have gone virtual. And technologies like 5G promise a wave of new innovation in industries across the country.

What needs to happen now to build the economy of the future. How do we lay the infrastructure for smarter cities, factories and schools? What connectivity challenges will the future hold, from 5G to closing the digital divide? And in this future, how do we ensure that we are working, living and learning safely and securely? Protocol's Issie Lapowsky and Emily Birnbaum lead a two-event series on the tech and policy needed to enable a diverse future workforce and a strong economy. This event series is hosted in partnership with ITI.

Featuring an ITI member panel including:

  • Mike Bell, SVP & GM of Optical Communications, Corning
  • Brian Roach, Managing Director of U.S. Regulated Industries, SAP
  • Carlen Herzog, EVP & General Counsel, Softbank's ARM
  • Glen Rowe, Director of Science and Technology, HPE