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WTF Summit

The Information’s WTF Summit: What's Next

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Now in its fourth year, we are thrilled to be hosting WTF: What’s Next in person on September 14th at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park.

WTF is a community of women (over 1,000 strong) who are serious about shaping the future of their industries.

Join The Information founder Jessica Lessin and The Information team as they sit down with leaders in tech, media and finance to unpack the technologies upending business and figure out what is next.

From the metaverse to cryptocurrency to the shifting landscape of social media and streaming, WTF will help you make sense of the extraordinary and accelerating power technology companies have over our companies and lives.

Come spend the day with us (in person!) and you’ll leave with actionable tactics on how your organizations can stay ahead of all of this change and understand how you can advance your career in this quickly shifting landscape. Attendees will join a group of women leaders who are part of the overall WTF community and continue to build bridges—online and offline—through events and other forums.

Speakers to include:

  • Goli Sheikholeslami, CEO, POLITICO Media Group and Member of Patreon Board
  • Alicia Boler Davis, CEO, Alto Pharmacy (Former SVP of Global Customer Fulfillment, Amazon) and Member of General Mills Board
  • Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Vice President, AWS Tech
  • Agnes Chu, President, Condé Nast Entertainment
  • Christine Moy, Partner, Head of Digital Assets, Apollo Global Management
  • Peggy Alford, EVP, Global Sales, PayPal and Member of Meta and Macerich Boards
  • Jordan Taylor, CEO and Co-founder, Medley
  • Edith Cooper, Co-founder, Medley
  • Lakshmi Sharma, Chief Product and Chief Strategy Officer, Fastly
  • Sherri Haymond, EVP, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard
  • Lauren Wiener, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Cara Allamano, Chief People Officer, Lattice
  • Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey, Global Head of Inclusion for Women of Color, Google (and Founder, Parenting Backwards)
  • Megan Bazan , VP, People & Communities, ONEx, Cisco
  • Katelin Holloway, Founding Partner, 776
  • Stephanie Smith, Head of Talent Strategy, UTA IQ
  • Melinda Chung, VP Marketing, VSCO
  • Cassandra Johnson, VP of Customer Care & Vendor Management Office, Google Devices & Services

When you purchase a ticket, you’ll have access to:

  • An action-packed day of interviews 
  • A series of curated Masterclasses focusing on new business skills and the latest trends in your field 
  • A directory of all attendees, including contact information (with permission!) so you can network with each other once the event concludes.
  • Networking breakfast, lunch and breaks to connect and learn from fellow business leaders.

The Information’s WTF Summit – the most unique women’s business event of the year

This event has passed.
When
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
8:00 am - 5:30 pm PDT
Where
Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Who Can Attend

Individual tickets to this women-only event are open to subscribers and non-subscribers.

Purchase your ticket by clicking the blue "RSVP" button.

Discounted group tickets are available for companies interested in purchasing two or more tickets. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Speakers

Goli  Sheikholeslami
CEO,
POLITICO Media Group

Alicia Boler Davis
CEO,
Alto Pharmacy
Christine Moy
Partner, Head of Digital Assets,
Apollo Global Management

Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
Vice President,
AWS Tech

Jordan Taylor
CEO & Co-founder,
Medley

Agnes Chu
President,
Condé Nast Entertainment

Lakshmi Sharma
Chief Product & Chief Strategy Officer,
Fastly

Lauren Wiener
Managing Director & Partner,
Boston Consulting Group

Peggy Alford
EVP, Global Sales,
PayPal

Stephanie Smith
Head of Talent Strategy, 
UTA IQ

Sherri Haymond
EVP, Digital Partnerships, 
Mastercard
Jacqueline Poh
Managing Director,
Singapore Economic Development Board

Cara Allamano
Chief People Officer, 
Lattice

Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey
Global Head of Inclusion for Women of Color,
Google (and Founder, Parenting Backwards)

Megan Bazan
VP, People & Communities, ONEx, 
Cisco

Katelin Holloway
Founding Partner,
776

Melinda Chung
VP Marketing, 
VSCO


Cassandra Johnson
VP of Customer Care & Vendor Management Office,
Google Devices & Services

Edith Cooper
Co-founder,
Medley
 
Agenda

*All sessions will take place in the Rosewood Ballroom unless otherwise indicated.

7:45 am PT

Covid testing opens
Sycamore Courtyard

8:00 am PT Registration & Networking Breakfast
Rosewood Ballroom Foyer

8:30 am PT

Welcome & opening remarks

Jessica Lessin, Founder & CEO, The Information

8:40 am PT

Goli Sheikholeslami, CEO, POLITICO Media Group in conversation with Jessica Lessin, Founder & CEO, The Information

9:15 am PT

Agnes Chu, President, Condé Nast Entertainment in conversation with Jessica Lessin, Founder & CEO, The Information

9:50 am PT -
10:10 am PT
Networking Break
10:10 am PT

Panel Discussion: The Future of Talent Management & Career Pathing moderated by Jillian Goodman, Opinion Editor, The Information

  • Jordan Taylor, Co-founder & CEO, Medley
  • Edith Cooper, Co-founder, Medley
  • Cara Allamano, Chief People Officer, Lattice & Co-founder, PeopleTech Partners

11:00 am PT -
11:45 am PT

Masterclass Sessions - First Set

  • Reaching the Customers of the Future Using AI & Analytics
    • Lauren Wiener, Managing Director & Partner, BCG
    • Lakshmi Sharma, Chief Product & Chief Strategy Officer, Fastly
    • Cassandra Johnson, VP of Customer Care & Vendor Management Office, Google Devices & Services
    • Moderated by: Laura Mandaro, Managing Editor, News & Talent, The Information
    • Location: Rosewood Ballroom
  • Is Social Media Even Social Anymore?
    • Stephanie Smith, Head of Talent Strategy, UTA IQ
    • Melinda Chung, VP, Marketing, VSCO 
    • Katelin Holloway, Founding Partner, 776
    • Moderated by: Kaya Yurieff, Reporter, The Information
    • Location: Sycamore Room
12:00 pm PT -
12:45 pm PT

Masterclass Sessions - Second Set

  • Cashless Society: Digital Payments & Fintech
    • Peggy Alford, EVP, Global Sales, PayPal
    • Sherri Haymond, EVP, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard
    • Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
    • Moderated by: Erin Woo, Reporter, The Information
    • Location: Rosewood Ballroom
  • Workplace Trends – What's Next?
    • Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey, Global Head of Inclusion for Women of Color, Google
    • Megan Bazan, VP, People & Communities, ONEx, Cisco 
    • Moderated by: Annie Goldsmith, Reporter, The Information
    • Location: Sycamore Room
12:45 pm PT

Lunch Roundtable Conversations
Vista Lawn

2:00 pm PT Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Vice President, AWS Tech in conversation with Paris Martineau, Reporter, The Information
2:35 pm PT

Christine Moy, Partner, Head of Digital Assets, Apollo Global Management in conversation with Kate Clark, Senior Reporter, The Information

3:10 pm PT -
3:40 pm PT

Networking Break

3:40 pm PT

Alicia Boler Davis, CEO, Alto Pharmacy in conversation with Jessica Lessin, Founder & CEO, The Information

4:15 pm PT

Closing Remarks

Jessica Lessin, Founder & CEO, The Information

4:30 pm PT -
5:30 pm PT

Networking Reception
Vista Lawn