Envisioning The Future of Work

Panel (Moderated by Wayne Sutton): 9:35 AM – 10:35 AM PT

"Envisioning the Future of Work" Image Description: Headshots of Andre Ben Hamou, Sheri Byrne-Haber, Will Abbey, Sheri Byrne-Haber, Brandon Sammut, Wayne Sutton with colored overlay. Tech Inclusion Global Summit. Text: "Join us May 12, summit.techinclusion.co, #TechInclusion"

The panel will explore what work currently looks like, what it might look like post-COVID, how #futuretech and accessibility integrate, and what’s next for the future.



Andre Ben Hamou

Andre Ben Hamou
Director of Engineering

“Helping people and teams grow and deliver amazing things is the most rewarding thing in my professional life.

Technology will always be my first love but helping others build enduring things with it has proven to be an endlessly rich banquet of amazing experiences.

Give me some games to play, some people to help and a thorny distributed systems problem to solve and you will find me a very happy human being.

Previous roles include CTO for a startup, Director of Engineering at Riot Games and Facebook.

Currently, I spend my time leading technical teams at LinkedIn and providing coaching and facilitation services through PeopleStorming.”



Sheri Byrne-Haber

Sheri Byrne-Haber
Head of Accessibility

Sheri Byrne-Haber is a prominent global subject matter expert in the fields of disability and accessibility in the business and educational settings.  She is best known for launching digital accessibility programs at multiple Fortune 200 companies, including McDonald’s, Albertsons, and VMware, as well as consulting on government accessibility.  Her programs have positively impacted millions of the more than 1 billion global people with disabilities.

Sheri is the author of a popular Medium blog called “This Week in Accessibility,” where she summarizes legal cases and issues facing people implementing accessibility programs.  This Week in Accessibility has had over 100,000 readers since its launch.  Sheri is a frequent panelist and speaker at accessibility related conferences and an active member of several accessibility committees and non-profits, helping drive and communicate the evolution of accessibility standards.

Sheri’s book on strategic accessibility and establishing accessibility programs titled “Find Your Accessibility Compass” will be published in February 2021



Will Abbey

Will Abbey
SVP Partner Enablement

In his current role, Will has unique insight into how companies are leveraging the newest AI technologies to transform their products and operations. From everyday consumer goods to industrial applications, Will helps to guide some of the world’s most innovative organizations through technical decisions as they ready themselves for the next wave of AI-driven digital transformation.

Will joined Arm in 2004 and has held a number of roles including general manager of Arm’s Physical Design Group. Before joining Arm, he worked in various product management positions at Celoxica, Infineon Technologies and Loughborough Sound Images. Originally from Ghana, Will is based at Arm’s US headquarters in San Jose, California. He holds a BEng from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.



Brandon Sammut

Brandon Sammut
Chief People & Culture Officer

Under Brandon’s leadership, LiveRamp’s People and Culture team attracts and develops dynamic, curious problem-solvers—and empowers them to do the best work of their lives. Brandon is responsible for the company’s global talent strategy, drawing from prior experience in talent acquisition, talent development, strategy consulting, and venture capital. He holds a BA from The University of Michigan, an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and a Masters in Education from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.


Wayne Sutton

Wayne Sutton
Co-Founder, CTO
Change Catalyst

Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs. Change Catalyst is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion in tech through the Tech Inclusion Conference, training, workshops and the Change Catalyst Startup Fellows Program. Sutton’s experience includes years of establishing partnerships with large brands to early stage startups. As a leading voice in diversity and inclusion in tech, Sutton shares his thoughts on solutions and culture in various media outlets where he has been featured in TechCrunch, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to mentoring and advising early stage startups, Sutton’s life goal is to educate entrepreneurs who are passionate about using technology to change the world.

Wayne has over 14 years experience in technology, design and business development. Wayne has been recognized as one of the Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech, one of the 52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley, one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by Business Insider and one of the Top 100 most influential black people on social media in 2014.


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