Featured Speakers

Emily Chang

Emily Chang is the author of the bestseller Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley and anchor of Bloomberg Technology, a live daily show about technology, innovation, and the future of business at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. She is also the host of Studio 1.0, an in-depth interview show, where she speaks to influencers in tech and media. While Bloomberg Technology covers news of the day, Studio 1.0 brings newsmakers to life in long-form. Before joining Bloomberg, Emily was an international correspondent for CNN based in Beijing and London. She has won five regional Emmy awards for her reporting. She is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.


Sharon Steed

Sharon Steed is a corporate empathy and communications consultant as well as an international keynote speaker. Sharon is a subject matter expert on communicating with empathy. She has spoken at companies on improving team communication and collaboration and at tech conferences on vulnerability as an asset; and she’s given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities. A lifelong stutterer, she uses her speech impediment to teach both what empathy is and how to be empathetic. Sharon’s course Communicating With Empathy is available on both LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com. She lives in Pittsburgh.


Katie Tynan

Katy Tynan is a bestselling author and an internationally recognized expert on the evolution of work. In a world where 70 percent of employees are disengaged, she helps organizations ditch out-of-date management practices and create an inspiring, engaging culture. Throughout her 20-year career in IT and operations consulting, Katy has advised hundreds of organizations on how to find innovative solutions that leverage technology and human capital for competitive advantage. She has been part of multiple successful startups, including Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola in 2003) and Thrive Networks (acquired by Staples in 2007). Katy is managing director of Liteskip Consulting Group, a talent strategy consulting firm located in Boston. She is the author of the ATD Press book How Did I Not See This Coming? A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster and Survive Your Promotion! The 90 Day Success Plan for New Managers.