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Apr 14


April 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 16, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Proximity is a three-day digital experience exploring global trends, people and culture, and innovation in technology. In the midst of social distancing, we have created a digital space to build community around a shared interest in tech.

Register on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vqV4MhWfR4uFMhUoUgwWfw

April 14th | Global Trends •

Pandemic Planning – 6:05pm EST
• Cliff Barbier, Senior Security Architect at Equifax

The Future of Health Panel – 6:45pm EST
• Karl Hightower, Chief Data Officer – SVP Data Products and Services at Novant Health
• Parker N. Smith, CIPP/US, Legal Counsel – Information Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions at Ochsner Health System
• Amy Domangue, Co-Founder & CEO at Jessie Health

Big Data, Great Responsibility – 7:40pm EST
• Whitney Soenksen, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Information Technology & Innovation at the City of New Orleans

Tech For Good: Social Enterprise in the Digital Age – 8:20pm EST
• Jason Hibbets, Senior Community Architect at RedHat

April 15th | People & Culture •

Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Tech – 6:05pm EST
• Featured speaker TBA!

Averting the Talent Crisis: The CIO’s Guide to Tech Talent Acquisition & Retention – 6:45pm EST
• Betsy Hauser, CEO of Tech Talent South
• Kimberly Daroca, CoE Learning and Development Adviser at DXC
• Additional panelists TBA!

Community Matters: Building Authentic Culture Panel – 7:25pm EST
• Joshua Krammes, VP of Community at StackPath
• Emily (Nybo) Thomas, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant (ERGs) at Southern Company Gas
• Sabrina Short, Founder of NOLAVATE Black

Leading A Global Remote Workforce – 8:20pm EST
• Gant Laborde, Chief Innovation Officer at Infinite Red

April 16th | Innovation •

Reimagining Industry: Transformative Tech Panel – 6:05pm EST
• Niema Alimohammadi, BE Digital Lead, Digital Strategy and Transformation at EY
• Valerie A Lowe, President of Optimus Change Management and Business Transformation Consultant
• Additional panelists TBA!

The Bleeding Edge: Anticipating The Future of Tech – 7pm EST
• Nitin Vengurlekar, Chief Technology Strategist at Oracle

Predictive Cybersecurity – 7:40pm EST
• John Britton, Director of Security Operations, Corvid Cyberdefense

Immutable IP: Authenticating Ownership – 8:20pm EST
• Gary Jackson, Founder of Blockstamped

***Stay tuned for our featured speakers!


April 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
April 16, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


Online event