In 2020, more employees than ever are working unexpectedly in new remote environments. Their productivity outside a traditional office is supported by innovations in videoconferencing. Unfortunately, research finds that people are more stressed out over videoconferencing than over other types of remote work—in part due to technological challenges and the awkwardness of still-developing social norms. This transition has also ushered in new levels of potential data collection and data security concerns that elevate the need to protect workers’ data privacy. At the same time, videoconferencing can help improve mental health by alleviating lockdown isolation, enabling better collaboration among teams, and increasing social connectivity with colleagues. In fact, employees who reported satisfaction with social connectivity with their colleagues were two to three times more likely to have improved their productivity during this time. As the pandemic continues to reshape office work, join us to discuss the opportunities and challenges of videoconferencing and how our work lives may have been changed for good.
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Global Chief Information Officer
Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO and managing director for KPMG, Moseley was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firm's competitive growth. Over five years, he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Moseley served as CIO and senior managing director - partner for Blackstone, where he led the company's transformation to the world's best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Moseley was a managing director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of global investment banking and global co-head of application development/Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Moseley served as CTO and managing director for UBS Americas.
Vice President of Product, Microsoft Teams
Graham Sheldon is the vice president of product for Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365. His team drives innovation for core collaboration across multiple form factors used by millions of people at work, home, and school. Over the last 18 years, Sheldon has managed other products across Microsoft including Dynamics, Bing, Bing Ads, and MSN.
With a focus on climate change and women’s empowerment, Kelly helps information and communications technology companies achieve their sustainability goals, working to address their growing energy demands while also fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
Kelly supported programming and encouraged business climate commitments for the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit and is closely involved in renewable energy initiatives, such as the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. She also helped launch and manage Business Action for Women, a working group that supports women’s empowerment efforts in the workplace and supply chain.
Prior to BSR, Kelly spent more than six years consulting on energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy for California’s utilities and public-sector clients. She is also a member of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
Kelly holds an M.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.