Virtual Event

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Event Date Wed Apr 14 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Virtual Event
Region Americas

If 2020 was a year of crisis, then 2021 will be a year of emergence. The emergence of companies and communities from health, economic, and social upheaval. The emergence of technologies and business models designed to support new ways of living and working. And, we believe, the emergence of a new generation of business leaders more attuned than ever to the human impact of the technology they wield and the decisions they make. The 2021 Kellogg Tech Conference is dedicated to taking a people-first approach in exploring the role of technology across three areas:

We will explore tech-enabled products and services that are poised to change the way people share information, get work done, and live their lives. We will highlight solutions that improve people’s well-being and promote equality.

We will deep dive into the role of technology in non-traditional and overlooked communities, geographies, and industries. We will debate the political and economic impact of technology as well as its unintended consequences.

We will highlight diverse voices in the tech community that span different backgrounds, skill sets, identities, and notably, levels of seniority. We will confront thorny challenges facing the next generation of tech leaders from the C-Suite to the front line.


2021 Speakers


Anthony Foxx
Chief Policy Officer & Senior Advisor to the President & CEO, Lyft

David Risher
CEO & Co-founder, Worldreader, Former SVP Retail, Amazon

Kirsten Wolberg
Board Director, Sallie Mae, CalAmp, Dynatrace and Duco


Mark Diaz
Research Scientist, Ethical AI, Google

Zach Supalla
Founder and CEO, Particle

Cynthia Cole
Partner, Baker Botts

Jeff Bennett
CEO, Higi

Co-Founder, Kheyti

Kimberly Marks
Enterprise IoT Portfolio Manager, Shell

Brian Hill
CEO and Founder, Edovo

Nadia Hewett
Data Policy and Blockchain Project Lead, World Economic Forum

Phoebe Faulkner
Founder, The Dream Haus

Aaron Matos
CEO and Founder, Paradox

Kiran Pande
Co-Founder, VMock

David Blaszkowsky
Head of Data Governance and Regulatory Affairs, Helios


Carter Cast
Venture Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Kenn So
Early-stage Investor, Shasta Ventures

Kristen Berman
CEO and Co-Founder, Irrational Labs

Mohanbir Sawhney
Associate Dean for Digital Innovation, McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology, Kellogg School of Management

Sally Blount
CEO, Catholic Charities Chicago

Meghan Busse
Associate Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

Jennifer Cutler
Associate Professor of Business and Computer Science, Kellogg School of Management

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

• Amazon