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CEC Webinar | Room for a New View: The Need for Diversity in Product and Technology Solutions Development
There is no question that a diverse and inclusive workforce has a direct correlation on a company's innovation activities, competitive standing, and bottom-line revenue. In fact, the D&I measures taken by companies – those real initiatives that go well beyond marketing and public relations hype – will have a profound effect on the strategic and tactical operations of businesses, as well as on partner and supplier relations, according to research conducted by IDC.

Diversity is also important when it comes to product and technology solutions development. The different perspectives and views brought to the table by a diverse and inclusive product development team can not only fuel innovation and help to better understand the needs of current and future customers but can also avoid unintentional biases that often creep into technology solutions. This can include hardware products that exclude use by specific groups by their inherent design, or software that employs programming logic or cognitive technology that marginalizes individuals or geographic areas by race or economic standing.

IT leaders in this session will explore the issue of diversity in technology product and solutions development, highlighting examples and offering guidance on how IT departments and companies can establish and nurture more diverse teams. IT leaders will provide insights around creating and supporting a more diverse culture of innovation. We will be joined by Bess Healy, SVP, Chief Information Officer at Synchrony.

Nov 4, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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