AGENDA

December 1
Buckhead Marriott
Atlanta, GA

December 1, 2022

12:00 PM

Registration and Networking Opens

1:00 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:15 PM

Keynote Speaker

1:40 PM

2022 TAG Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

DE&I Tech Impact Leader (Individual)
DE&I Emerging Tech Leaders of the Year (Individuals)
Inclusive Technology Leadership Award (Company)

2:10 PM

Fireside Chat

2:40 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM

Transform Sessions:

Inclusive Workplace – Does your workplace embrace cooperation, collaboration, and accountability? Is your organization committed to including many different points of view including race, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation, and others? Meeting Room: Buckhead A

Taking a Stand on DE&I – We hear the hype, but is DE&I really important to your organization? What is your organization doing to advance DE&I +B (Belonging) principles and practices? This engaging session will provide audience members the chance to share best practices that will provide insightful ideas that you can bring back to your company. Meeting Room: Buckhead B

Belonging Equals Reducing Attrition and Increasing Retention – We all need to feel that we are an accepted member of the group, whether the group is family, co-workers, or the neighborhood. How can you determine if your workplace is one where employees feel they belong? Meeting Room: Heritage C

3:40 PM

Networking Break

3:50 PM

Advance Sessions:

Purpose-Driven Leadership – Does your organizational purpose and value system prevail over anything else when making strategic business decisions in the context of organizational culture? Meeting Room: Buckhead A

AI: Awareness and Prevention of Bias in Technology -Garbage In – Garbage Out! The role of data and algorithms in technology and its impact on people of color. Meeting Room: Buckhead B

Training and Technology Trend Needs Affecting the Workforce – The World Has Changed! Is your workforce prepared to meet new challenges and opportunities as we exit covid isolation and look to the future? Meeting Room: Heritage C

4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:40 PM

Grow Sessions:

Driving DEI with Data – There’s an old saying: You can’t manage what you can’t measure. How is your organization using data to assess current DE&I status and determine if changes are needed? Meeting Room: Buckhead A

What’s Next for DE&I and how to get ready for it -Increasing accountability and ensuring the organization’s values have reached all corners of the organization. Let’s explore some tools and techniques you can use to drive DE&I in your organization. Meeting Room: Buckhead B

Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy – Fish Where the Fish Are! How are you finding the talent you need for a sustainable diverse workforce? Meeting Room: Heritage C

5:20

Reception

7:00

Closing

Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Stuckey

Stephanie Stuckey is CEO of Stuckey’s, known for generations as a highway oasis serving up pecan log rolls and kitschy souvenirs. Founded in 1937 by her grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr. in Eastman, Georgia, Stuckey’s grew into over 350 stores nationwide by its peak in the 1970’s. The company was sold in 1964 and sadly declined for decades under a series of corporate owners. Fortunately, Stuckey’s is now in family hands again and making a comeback thanks to acquisition of a pecan shelling and candy plant.

Stephanie received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. She worked as a trial lawyer, was elected to seven terms as a state representative, ran an environmental law firm, served as Director of Sustainability for Atlanta, and taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. Stephanie purchased Stuckey’s in November of 2019 and assumed the role of CEO. Stephanie’s achievements include being named one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2022 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. She serves on the corporate board for Bealls, a Florida-based retailer with more than 550 stores.

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Fireside Chat

• Larry Williams; Technology Association of Georgia; President & CEO

• Kamau Bobb; Google; Director, Stem Education Strategy

• Erika Smith; Microsoft (Techspark); Manager, Techspark Metro (ATL, CHI, LA) – Digital E&I & U.S. Engagement

Content Sessions

Transform

Inclusive Workplace

Does your workplace embrace cooperation, collaboration, and accountability? Is your organization committed to including many different points of view including race, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation, and others?

Moderator: Nadine Bent-Russell; Honeywell Connected Enterprise; UX Global Program Manager, Connected Enterprise

• Dr. Gregory Charlop; From Soccer to C-Suite & Women’s Sports Forum; Physician, Author, Founder

• Cherie Norman; Scientific Games; Senior Director, Product Management – Instant Products

• Rachel Hodgson; VMware; Sr. Program Manager

Belonging Equals Reducing Attrition and Increasing Retention

We all need to feel that we are an accecpted member of the group, whether the group is family, co-workers, or the neighborhood. How can you determine if your workplace is one where employees feel they belong?

Moderator: John Wilson; Spelman College; VP for Technology Services & CIO

• Kwame Johnson; Big Brothers Big Sisters; President & CEO

• Lydia Thacker; Agosto Associates; President

• Develle Turner; Deluxe; Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Leader

• Bria Griffith; Honeywell Connected Enterprise; Director, Inclusion & Diversity

Taking a Stand on DE&I

We hear the hype, but is DE&I really important to your organization? Prove it! What is your organization doing to advance DE&I principles and practices?

Co-Moderator: Dr. Loretta Daniels; TAG Bridge Builders; Director

• Co-Moderator: Sonia Toson; Kennesaw State University; Interim Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

 

Advance

Purpose-Driven Leadership

Does your organizational purpose and value system prevail over anything else when making strategic business decisions in the context of organizational culture?

• Moderator: Tiffany Gilbert; Accenture; Director of Innovation Hub

• Dywight Foster; Comcast Business; VP, Engineering

• Anoop Sinha; Pyramid Consulting; Global Head of HR

• AD Slaton; Senior Director of Architecture; Warner Bros. Discovery

• Richard Smith; Benton & Bradford; Managing Partner

AI: Awareness and Prevention of Bias in Technology

Garbage In – Garbage Out! The role of data and algorithms in technology and its impact on people of color.

• Moderator: Donna Ennis; Georgia Tech; Director, Diversity Engagement and Program Development

• Tonia Morris; SimplyHR; CEO & Founder

• Ken Viciana; TSYS; VP Global Data & Analytics Products

• Dr. Beverly Wright; Burtch Works; Head of Data Science Solutions

Training and Technology Trend Needs Affecting the Workforce

The World Has Changed! Is your workforce prepared to meet new challenges and opportunities as we exit covid isolation and look to the future?

Moderator: Steven Ferguson; Technical College System of Georgia; CIO

• LaShaun Solomon; Pyramid Consulting; Global Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy

• Tiffany Spencer; Tech Forward; CEO

• Terra Wallace; Elavon; SVP of Education + Engagement

 

 

Grow

Driving DEI with Data

There’s an old saying: You can’t manage what you can’t measure. How is your organization using data to assess current DE&I status and determine if changes are needed?

Moderator: Jason Sankey; City of Atlanta; CIO

• Noelle London; Illoominus; CEO & Founder

• Sam Yehya; Six Consulting; COO

• Keith Scott; K.L. Scott & Associates; CEO

What’s Next for DE&I and how to get ready for it

Increasing accountability and ensuring the organizations’s values have reached all corners of the organization. Let’s explore some tools and techniques you can use to drive DE&I in your organization.

• Moderator: Teresa Edwards; Warner Bros. Discovery; Business Consultant

• Nia Darville; Greenhouse Software; DE&I Program Manager

• Michael Patellis; Blind Institute of Technology; VP of Corporate Engagement

• Keita Young; FanDuel; Senior Director, DE&I

Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy

Fish Where the Fish Are! How are you finding the talent you need for a sustainable diverse workforce?

Moderator: Stacie Hagan; Human Resources and Operations Executive

• Rachel Daniel; Inclusive Diversity; Founder & CEO

• Michele Heyward; PositiveHire; Founder

• Marya Calhoun; Atlanta Housing Authority; SVP, Human Resources