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Announcing the 2020 WTF Summit Breakouts

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We’re excited to see everyone on September 9 and 10 at The Information’s WTF Summit. Our breakout sessions are an important part of the Summit. At this year’s event, we’ll have two sets of 45-minute breakout sessions, one on each day. Here’s a preview of this year’s topics, which will feature small group discussions and a chance to meet fellow attendees. 

For more information about tickets. For sponsorship and group ticket information, please email events@theinformation.com.

Day 1 – September 9 

1/ Networking in a virtual world: How to form meaningful relationships and mentorship opportunities Post-COVID: Jackie Reses, Head of Capital, Square

2/ Driving women into leadership positions and keeping them there through mentorship and support networks: Carolyn Childers (Co-founder & CEO) and Lindsay Kaplan (Co-founder), Chief

3/ Getting on board: How to find your first role on a board of directors: Lorrie Norrington, Operating Partner, Lead Edge Capital (former President of eBay and Board Member: Asana, Colgate Palmolive, Hubspot, Signal Sciences) 

4/ Gender mainstreaming: How AI can identify and drive economic growth through intersectional gender equity: Katica Roy, CEO & Founder, Pipeline

5/ Universal lessons in writing from a NYTimes journalist. Leverage a pro’s tips to enhance the writing you do on a day to day basis: Candace Jackson, Journalist & regular contributor, The New York Times

6/ Equal Pay is About More Than Salaries: Tammy Sun, Co-founder & CEO, Carrot Fertility

7/ Career transitions: how to transition from an established financial services role to a leadership at a fintech company: Valerie Kay, Chief Capital Officer, LendingClub

8/ Topic to be announced: Michal Katz, Head of Investment & Corporate Banking, Mizuho Americas

9/ Topic to be announced: Aisha Stephenson, Chief People Officer, Emerson Collective 

Day 2 – September 10

1/ Leading teams in uncertain teams: Cintia Lima Gabilan, Head of Regional Industry Marketing, Facebook

2/ How to navigate working motherhood with entrepreneur life: Judy Goodwin, COO & Co-founder, TrueHoop

3/ The promise and challenge of personalized AI assistance: Nithya Thadani, CEO, RAIN

4/ How protests against systemic racism are changing things in corporate America: Caroline Fairchild, Managing Editor, LinkedIn

5/ Topic to be announced: Bridget Kimball, VP & Chief Architect, Intuit’s Consumer Group

6/ Leading with empathy in these unique times: Anneka Gupta, President & Head of Products and Platforms, LiveRamp

7/ How America was set up to succumb to a pandemic from the beginning — and how it can pull itself out: Julia Cheek, Founder & CEO, Everlywell

8/ Beyond the Bay: How remote work and international expansion are leading to more diverse tech talent pools: Peggy Van de Plassche, Managing Partner, Roar Growth

9/ The Tech Reset: The tension between the tech industry and government: Joy Tan, SVP, Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies

And a special thank you to our sponsors Roku, Canada and Tenfore Holdings. 

Source: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/announcing-the-the-informations-2020-wtf-summit-breakouts

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