8:00AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks, Governor Asa Hutchinson

8:05AM | Opening Remarks | Karen Minkel, Home Region Program Director, Walton Family Foundation and Graham Cobb, President and CEO, Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce

8:15AM | Thinking 3 Steps Ahead | Kevin Hart, Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Cox Communications

8:45AM | Break

9:00AM | Smart Home + Connected Consumer: Modern Marketing | Ryan Manchee, VP, Media Innovations + Technology, Centro

9:30AM | Britt Fogg, Founder and CEO, Shiloh Technologies

10:00AM | Amplifying the Voice of Women in Technology Leadership | Panel led by Shelley Simpson, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

10:45AM | Break

11:00AM | How Walmart Uses a Product Mindset to put Customer and Associate Needs First | Meng Chee, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Walmart

11:30AM | Accelerating to a Digital-First Future | Jason Hinds, Director, Google Cloud Customer Engineering, Google

12:00PM | Startup Awards Ceremony | Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation and Dr. Cody Locke, Chief Innovation Officer, The Center for Advancing Innovation

12:30PM | Women in Tech | Panel led by Summer Glass, Senior Technical Project Manager, Walmart

1:00PM | Award Presentation, Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

1:30PM | Lessons Learned about Digital Transformation During a Pandemic | Hari Gopalkrishnan, Managing Director, Client Facing Platforms Technology, Bank of America

2:15PM | Break

2:30PM | Digital Citizenship: The Ethical Use of Data and Responsible Use of Technology | Nuala O'Connor, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Digital Citizenship, Walmart

3:15PM | Break

3:30PM | A Path to Recovery: Work Transformed; Opportunity and Resilience in the Accelerated Future of Work | Art Mazor, Principal, Deloitte Consulting

4:00PM | Speed, Agility and Transformation are the Path Forward | Simon Mulcahy, Chief Innovation Officer, Salesforce

4:30PM | Virtual Concert, featuring Willi Carlisle and Pat Ryan Key 

4:30PM | Chatroom – DevOps

4:30PM | Chatroom – AI/AR

4:30 PM | Northwest Arkansas Product Management Guild | Featuring Ayse Birsel, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Birsel & Seck, Arnie Katz, CEO, Stealth Startup, and Courtney N. Naudo, Vice President, Enterprise Leverage, International Technology, Walmart

Join us each evening as we go "off-trail," with programming designed to explore how technology intersects with art, culture, wellness, and community. And, check-in at 5:00 PM to be among the first to access exclusive pre-recorded content, added each day!

On-Demand | WeWork Labs | Featuring Kofi Ampadu, Partner, SKU'D Ventures

5:00PM | Untapped Potential: Innovating in the Heartland | Panel led by Nicholas Lalla, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Tulsa Innovation Labs

5:30PM | Exploring Art & Code with NEW INC | Led by Stephanie Pereira, Director, NEW INC

6:00PM | Creativity's Value to Innovation | Dayton Castleman, Artist and Landon Perkins, Artist

6:30PM | How To Start A Business Using Someone Else's Idea (And Yes, It's Perfectly Legal) | Angela Grayson, CIPP/US, Founder and Principal Member, PRECIPICE IP PLLC


8:00AM | Inclusive Innovation & Cultural IP | Panel led by Emma Willis, Director, Venture Noire 

8:30AM | Break

9:00AM | Optimizing Health and Well-Being in the Workforce | Tracy Gaudet, MD, Executive Director, Whole Health Institute and Chopra Library

9:30AM | The Future Consumer Index | Kristina Rogers, Global Consumer Leader, EY and Andrew Cosgrove, Global Consumer Knowledge Leader & Lead Analyst, EY

10:00AM | Fireside Chat | Dean Banks, President and CEO, Tyson Foods and Scott Spradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tyson Foods

10:45AM | Break

11:00AM | Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage | Adam Compain, CEO, ClearMetal

11:45AM | Fireside Chat | LeMia Jenkins, Global Head of Communications, Pinterest and Yasmin El Baily, Product Manager, Pinterest

12:30PM | James Hobson, The Hacksmith, in conversation with Joel Gordon, Making & Tinkering Manager, Scott Family Amazeum, and Bentonville Public School Students

1:00PM | Award Presentation, Sponsored by EY

1:30PM | Sravana Karnati, Senior Vice President, International Technology, Walmart International

2:15PM | Break

2:30PM | From Connectivity to Community: How Technology is Helping Walmart’s Associates Feel Less Distant during Social Distancing | John Damalas, Walmart, VP Associate Digital Experience

3:15PM | Break

3:30PM | Communication, Collaboration, and Security for a Sustained Work-From-Home World | Panel led by V3 Technology, with guests from Fuze, 8x8, Trustwave, and Masergy

4:30PM | Virtual Concert, featuring Shannon Wurst  and Randall Shreve

4:30PM | Chatroom – IoT

4:30PM | Chatroom – Summiteer's Choice

5:00PM | Art + Technology + Business: An Open Conversation with Q&A | Stacey Mason, Founder, The Improv Lab and David Kersey, Executive Director of PIXEL, a School for Media Arts, and freelance digital media specialist

5:30PM | Communication, Collaboration, and Security for a Sustained Work-From-Home World | Panel led by V3 Technology, with guests from Fuze, 8x8, Trustwave, and Masergy (Conclusion)

6:00PM | The ROI of Investing in Underrepresented Entrepreneurs | Panel Led by Canem Arkan, Managing Director, Endeavor Northwest Arkansas

6:30PM |A Brave New Digital World | Meredith Lowry, Patent Attorney, Wright Lindsey Jennings


8:00AM | Applying Technology to the Covid Response | Michael McManus, PhD, Director, Precision Medicine & Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

8:30AM | Pivoting from Arena to Online Events: The Story of Esports in 2020 through the Eyes of BLAST | Robbie Douek, CEO, BLAST

9:00AM | Edwin Ortiz, Founder and CEO, Luncher

9:30AM | Reshaping Retail with Location Intelligence: Using Spatial Analysis To Navigate The New Normal | Javier de la Torre, CSO, CARTO

10:00AM | Advancing Black Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy | Panel Led by Antwan Phillips, Partner, Wright Lindsey Jennings

10:30AM | Rodney Williams, Co-Founder + Chief Commercial Officer, LISNR 

11:00AM | Startup Successes in a Time of Crisis | Panel Led by Christine Pummill, Program Manager, Plug and Play Northwest Arkansas

11:30AM | Break

12:00PM | Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Environment  | Panel led by Lori McKleskey, Director, Sam's Club Technology

12:30PM | Opportunities and Strategies for Virtual Health Innovation in the Heartland | Shawna Khouri, Virtual Health Manager, Tulsa Innovation Labs

1:00PM | Michael Suswal, Founder and COO, Standard

1:30PM | Making Food Simple from Very Complex Data | Matias Muchnick, CEO and Founder, NotCo

2:00PM | Break

2:15PM | The Value of Investing in Women | Panel Led by Kerry Rupp, General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

2:45PM | Break

3:00PM | The Immigration A-B-C's: How to make U.S. Immigration Policies Work for Your Company's Recruitment and Retention | Karen Gillespie,  Corporate Counsel, Kitestring Technical Services

3:30PM | A Lab at The Tip of Your Fingers | Kevin Clark, CEO, Now Diagnostics | NowDx

4:00PM | Trends and Transformation: Women Hold up Half the Sky | Rachel Mushahwar, Vice President & General Manager: US Sales Enterprise, Government, Next Wave Cloud Providers, Intel Corporation

4:30PM | Healthcare “On-Demand”: Re-thinking Healthcare Business Models for the New Normal | Patricia (Trish) Birch, Senior Vice President & Practice Leader, Healthcare Consulting, Cognizant and Sashi Padarthy, AVP, Healthcare Consulting, Cognizant

5:00PM | Closing Remarks | Graham Cobb, President and CEO, Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21   |   DevOps Track

8:00AM | Kubernetes | Phillip Crippen, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

8:30AM | Digital Transformation - This time it’ll be different! | Nigel Thurlow, CEO, The Flow Consortium

9:30AM | Why Can't We CD? | Bryan Finster, Developer, Walmart

10:00AM | Growing Team Culture through Continuous Improvement | Dana Finster, Principal Software Engineer, Cybersecurity, Walmart

10:30AM | Modern CI/CD with Anthos | Ben Good, Solutions Architect, Google Cloud and Brandon Royal, Solutions Manager, Google

11:00AM | Thinking Outside the Box, An IoT Conversation | Panel led by Becca Shaddox, Partner & COO, i2i Labs

11:30AM | "The Users are Doing It Wrong” and Other Reasons You Should Consider Incorporating Human Centered Design | Erin Tilley, Human Centered Design Lead, Tyson Foods


12:00PM | Modern DevSecOps Practices with GitHub and Azure | Nick Patterson, Enterprise Solutions Lead - Canada/Central US/LATAM, GitHub

12:30PM | Break (excluding those participating in 11:30 AM session led by Erin Tilley, Human Centered Design Lead, Tyson Foods)

1:00PM | New Tools for Change - Practical tools you can use now. | Nigel Thurlow, CEO, The Flow Consortium
2:00PM | Building in Quality | Gary Gruver, President, Gruver Consulting

3:00PM | Automated Governance | John Willis, Senior Director Global Transformation Office, Red Hat 

4:00PM | The 5 Practices of Edge Computing: Understanding the Changes Required to Succeed with Edge Adoption | Brad Corrion, Director, Strategic Architecture, Retail, Banking Hospitality and Education, Intel Corporation

4:30PM | DevOps for Data Science | Damian Brady, Cloud DevOps Advocate, Microsoft

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