2018 Agenda Overview


Monday, June 25, 2018

6:00 PM
WELCOME

Alan Murray, President, Fortune

6:05 PM
CEO LEADERSHIP

Apple has topped Fortune’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 11th consecutive year. A conversation with Apple’s CEO on championing innovation and promoting inclusive, responsible stewardship in an age of digital transformation.
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
In conversation with: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

6:35 PM
RECEPTION
7:30 PM
DINNER AND PROGRAM

Steven Pinker, Professor, Harvard University; Author, Enlightenment Now
In conversation with: Alan Murray, Fortune

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8:30 AM
SETTING THE AGENDA

Alan Murray, President, Fortune

8:35 AM
CEO LEADERSHIP

In the era of social media, highly public moments of truth that define who you are and what your company stands for arise suddenly and without warning. What role should CEOs be playing as champions of business and promoters of social progress? How can CEOs take a stand (and still be left standing) when there is so much at stake?
Ed Bastian, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines
In conversation with: Alan Murray, Fortune

9:05 AM
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS

Venture capitalist John Doerr has backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs (Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, to name a few) and has always had a passion for supporting innovators as they work to create the “next big thing.” His mantra: “Ideas are easy, but execution is everything.” A discussion on how companies can fulfill their mission and deliver results while staying aligned with their vision and values.
John Doerr, Chair, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; Author, Measure What Matters
In conversation with: Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, Fortune

9:30 AM
CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP: UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITY IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

How are economic mobility, dignified work, and automation playing a role in the development of global workforces? Hear from leaders on the front lines of job training and development on what the private sector can do to help communities close the skills gap and strengthen their future workforces.
Byron Auguste, CEO and Co-founder, Opportunity@Work
Maria Flynn, President and CEO, Jobs for the Future
Garrett Moran, President, Year Up
In conversation with: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

10:05 AM
INVESTING IN SOLUTIONS

Three decades ago, Jacqueline Novogratz left a successful career on Wall Street for Rwanda, with the aim of starting a microfinance institution that would serve borrowers at the base of the pyramid. Since then, Acumen has invested $113 million in 108 companies impacting 232 million people worldwide. Along the way, they have supported legions of young leaders through their fellowship and online moral leadership platform. A discussion on making sustainability profitable.
Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen

10:20 AM
CEO INITIATIVE: ACTION REPORTS

We’ll highlight members’ recent work and collaboration around the Initiative’s core focus areas.
Host: Clifton Leaf, Fortune
Reports From:
Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY

10:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 AM
WORKING GROUPS

Choose 1 of 4

Promoting Digital Inclusion: Technology that Empowers, Not Displaces
How do we deploy technology in a way that maximizes its positive social effects and minimizes the negative? What can CEOs do to help communities access technology innovations and place advanced tools in the hands of the people who need them the most? From data and the cloud to AI and digital platforms, how can companies harness their technology resources to focus on empowering workers, adding long-term value and promoting global advancement?
Co-chairs:
Jeff Lawson, Founder & CEO, Twilio
Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact
Subject Expert: Venkat Srinivasan, Managing Director, Innospark Ventures
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune
Rapporteur: Kristen Bellstrom, Deputy Digital Editor, Fortune
Hosted by Genpact

Meeting the 21st-century Training Challenge
How can CEOs address the greatest challenge of our time: training workers for the challenges of accelerating technological change? Possible solutions include shifting HR focus from degrees to credentials; adopting apprenticeship programs; training “out” as well as in; and working with local community colleges. How can some of these solutions be brought to scale? What’s working and what’s not?
Co-chairs:
Ebony Frelix, EVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Salesforce
Michael Gregoire, Chief Executive Officer, CA Technologies
Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner-Elect, McKinsey & Company
Subject Expert: Kristin Sharp, Director, Initiative on Work, Workers, and Technology, New America
Moderator: Matt Heimer, Features Editor, Fortune
Rapporteur: Brian O’Keefe, Deputy Editor, Fortune
Hosted by CA Technologies

Building a New Model for Workplace Health
It’s a puzzle companies are desperate to solve: how to contain the soaring cost of employee health care—now topping $14,000 a year per worker—while keeping colleagues healthy and engaged. Companies are exploring bold new venture models (think: J.P. Morgan Chase, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway), breakthrough digital health technologies (Apple, Google), and revolutionary wellness programs that rewrite the rules of prevention and well-being. We’ll explore the best ideas for creating a culture of workplace and community health.
Co-chairs:
Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
Cathy Engelbert, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte US
Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Subject Expert: Lloyd Minor, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Fortune
Rapporteur: Beth Kowitt, Senior Writer, Fortune

Creating New Metrics for Long-term Value Creation
What gets measured gets managed. So how do we create and communicate new metrics, milestones, and high-level accountabilities that help focus managers as well as investors on long-term value creation?
Co-chairs:
Margaret Keane, President and CEO, Synchrony Financial
Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
Subject Expert: Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group; Director, BCG Henderson Institute
Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune
Rapporteur: Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

12:30 PM
SWITCH BREAK
12:45 PM
LUNCH AND TOWN HALL DISCUSSION

The CEO’s New Imperative: How Corporate Culture Drives Innovation and Lasting Business Success
In an age of digital transformation and societal change, it has become clear that instilling the right culture is the new touchstone for business success. As you strive to make your company more innovative, new approaches are required to attract and retain talent. For CEOs, this means embracing a role as champion of company culture and values and better understanding the needs of existing and future workforces—from pay equity and LGBTQ inclusion to flexible work options and allyship. Join top representatives from companies on Fortune’s Best Places to Work and Future 50 lists to discuss how values based leadership can translate into better business outcomes—from hiring and retention to growth and innovation.
Host: Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune
Discussion Leaders:
Michael Bush, Chief Executive Officer, Great Place to Work
Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group; Director, BCG Henderson Institute
Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer, Salesforce
Firestarters:
Aneel Bhusri, Chief Executive Officer, Workday
Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and CEO, WP Engine
Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte US
Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Margaret Keane, President and CEO, Synchrony Financial
Patrick Quinlan, Co-founder and CEO, Convercent
Hosted by Salesforce

2:15 PM
SWITCH BREAK
2:30 PM
CEO LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLES

(Choose 1 of 4)

Social Impact by Design
As technology and society are coming together in new ways, finding meaningful, scalable solutions to big global problems will require reaching across the boundaries of organizations and disciplines. How can design help maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of change? How can we design systems to give us the benefits of storing and crunching our data without risking privacy and security concerns? How can systems innovation help companies collaborate better with the public sector? And how can we design our business model and our company culture to improve its positive impact on society and help communities achieve inclusive growth and equitable progress?
Discussion Leader: Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO
Firestarters:
Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer, Weight Watchers International Dr. George Savage, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Proteus Digital Health
Host: Brian O’Keefe, Fortune

CEO Activism and Modern Leadership
At a time when employees and customers want to engage with businesses that are not just doing well, but doing “good,” CEOs face pressure to speak out on social issues. Choosing the right battles, and fighting them effectively, has never been more important. We’ll explore the risks and the opportunities.
Firestarters:
Stanley Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein
Mikkel Svane, Founder and CEO, Zendesk
Host: Alan Murray, Fortune

Finding Your Organization’s Inner Startup
As companies grow and scale, they all too often become bureaucratic, process-oriented, and risk-averse. How can CEOs advance entrepreneurship as a corporate capability and better gauge the success of innovation and its impacts?
Discussion Leader: Eric Ries, Author, The Lean Startup; Founder and CEO, The Long-Term Stock Exchange
Firestarter:
Tien Tzuo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zuora
Host: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

The Real Deal on Building an Inclusive Company
Companies today spend millions of dollars on programs designed to make their workplaces more equitable, diverse, and collaborative and their employees happier and more engaged. What tools and strategies work, and which should be abandoned? Which metrics matter?
Discussion Leaders:
Joelle Emerson, Founder and CEO, Paradigm
Dnika Travis, Vice President, Research, Catalyst
Firestarters:
Mitch Barns, Chief Executive Officer, Nielsen
Art Peck, President and CEO, Gap Inc
Host: Ellen McGirt, Fortune

3:45 PM
SWITCH BREAK
4:00 PM
WORKING GROUP REPORT BACKS

Hosted by: Alan Murray, Fortune

4:40 PM
INVESTING FOR THE LONG TERM

Management teams are often pressured to make decisions based on short-term interests and not the long-term potential for their business. Can the public marketplace create better incentives to rid us of our need for fast results in favor of governance that benefits companies, investors, and our communities?
Eric Ries, Author, The Lean Startup; Founder and CEO, The Long-Term Stock Exchange
In conversation with: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

5:00 PM
THE POWER OF PROXIMITY

With leadership comes responsibility. A heartfelt challenge to turn the narrative of racial indifference and create a more just world – from a preeminent champion of the poor, marginalized, and discluded.
Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

5:25 PM
CLOSING REMARKS

Clifton Leaf, Fortune

5:30 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION