Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers of Fortune 1000 Corporations will gather at the CTO & CIO Forum to share their thoughts and expertise on innovative and disruptive technology, how these developments affect business growth across industries, and how small and minority businesses could better position themselves and assist major corporations to fulfill technology goals.
Confirmed speakers include: Scott Dillon, Head of Enterprise IT & CTO, Wells Fargo; Steve Hagood, Global Director IT & Chief Contracting Officer, Ingersoll Rand; and Guru Vasudeva, SVP, CIO Program and App Services, Nationwide.
The Forum will be held May 31, Thursday, from 9:00 AM, as part of CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference, “Smart World,” at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The CTOs and CIOs will then network with Asian American and other diverse business owners after the Forum. There will also be an evening reception when they would connect with their peers, CPOs, and select Conference participants.
PepsiCo Chairman & CEO Indra K. Nooyi is Conference Chair. She will hold a fireside chat to share her journey from India to Fortune magazine’s #2 “Most Powerful Woman in Business” at the Excellence Awards Dinner. Leading the roster of corporate co-chairs is PepsiCo, whose continued partnership with USPAACC helps to advance growth among Pan Asian American and diverse businesses.
Strong support from the financial industry – Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo – and automotive company Nissan – show the value and ROI they place in their commitment to USPAACC.
Similarly, co-chairing the Conference are established Pan Asian American businesses – Ampcus, Indotronix Avani, and Pyramid Consulting – who appreciate what USPAACC does for the Pan Asian American business community nationwide.
CelebrAsian is the national flagship event of the USPAACC (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation) and runs from May 29 to June 1, 2018.
As the country’s largest and most established B2B conference convened by Pan Asian Americans, CelebrAsian is the nation’s premier venue for procurement and other business opportunities, innovation and job growth for the more than 2 million Pan Asian American-owned businesses nationwide. Their annual revenue surpass $700 billion and continue to grow.
Founded in 1984 in the nation’s Capital, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the most established and effective national nonprofit nonpartisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. Our mission is to promote and propel economic growth and job creation by opening doors to business and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their partners in corporations, government at the federal, state and local levels, and the small, minority and diverse business communities. For 35 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the unified voice for equal opportunity in business for Asian Americans, as the gateway to corporate and government contracts, to Asian American suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets.
Our signature annual thought-leadership programs include: College Hallmark Scholarship Program that began in 1989, One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings in 1998, Supplier Diversity & Procurement Leadership Caucus in 2004, Federal Contracting Town Hall Meetings in 2005, Fast 100 Asian American Businesses in 2008, Business Executive Coaching: ReadySetGrow in 2011, Chief Procurement Officers Forum in 2011, What’s Your Pitch Innovation Competitions in 2015, Chief Technology & Information Officers Forum in 2017, and Corporate Employee Business Resource Group Leadership Caucus in 2017.
Headquartered in Washington DC, USPAACC reaches Asian American businesses nationwide through regional chapters in California, Texas, New York, Georgia, Illinois and the Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia National Capital Area.
Businesses can be nominated or apply for the innovative national award program that recognizes the robust growth of 100 leading Asian American-owned businesses“We celebrate the fastest-growing difference makers, risk takers, and boundary breakers powering America’s economy,” says USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen
SD Champions provides tools to nurture corporate, government, and large nonprofit supplier diversity programs, while also encouraging and supporting the certification and development of the small and diverse businesses that make these programs a reality.
The SD Champions program advanced by USPAACC represents a purposeful shift away from awards solely based on a corporation's ability to spend and moves toward a new emphasis that encourages transparency, innovation, inclusion, impact on the community, and integration in supplier diversity programs.