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Speakers
   
       
  Sara Kumiko Abiusi
Managing Director, Accenture
  Kapila Kapur Anand
Senior Partner, Public Policy Business Initiatives, KPMG


  Mohammad (MO) Azam
Vice President, Corporate Internal Audit and Compliance & Ethics, UPS 
  Yogesh Bahl 
Managing Director, AlixPartners 


  Michael Balaoing 
Founder & CEO, Candlelion LLC 
  Rajiv Basu 
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP 


  Irene Chang Britt 
Director, Dunkin’ Brands Group 
  Christine Cadena 
Vice President, Multicultural Initiatives, The Walt Disney Company 


  Carl S. Carande (Keynote Speaker)
Vice Chair – Advisory, KPMG 
  Paul Cheung 
Director, Employment Tax Services, Grant Thornton 


  Larry Chang 
Executive Advisor, Ascend 
  Ai-Lynn Chee 
Director, Transaction Services, PwC 


  Connie Chen 
Manager, Global Marketing Strategy and Planning, The Walt Disney Company 
  Michael Chen 
General Partner & CEO, Chen & Associates; Former President & CEO, GE Capital Media 


  Robert Chen 
Consultant, Exec|Comm 
  Jackson Chin 
Senior Vice President, Head of Business Architecture Services, Wells Fargo Wealth Management 


  Jeff Chin 
President, Ascend 
  Yoon Chong 
Director, PwC 


  Jay Chopra 
Vice President, IT Procurement, Johnson & Johnson 
  Kelly Chow 
Former Corporate Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company 


  Christina Dearth 
Tax Manager, Grant Thornton 
  Christine Del Rosario 
Assurance Partner, PwC 


  Ajay Dhaul 
Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Consumer 
  Emmet C. Eckman 
Director, Cyber Engineering, Northrop Grumman 


  Mike Fucci (Keynote Speaker)
Chairman of the Board, Deloitte 
  Buck Gee 
Executive Advisor, Ascend 


  Tauseef Ghazi 
Director, Security and Privacy, McGladrey 
  Eve Guillergan 
Immigration Lawyer, Eve Guillergan PLLC 


  Sandeep Gupta 
Audit Partner, Deloitte
Vice President of Chapter Affairs, Ascend 
  S.K. Gupta 
Managing Director, Ascend Pinnacle 


  Hussain T. Hasan 
Board Member, Regional Risk Advisory Services Leader, McGladrey 
  April Holmes 
2004 and 2008 Paralympic Medalist, Track & Field 


  Wes Hom 
Former Vice President & Managing Director, IBM
Vice President of External Affairs, Ascend 
  Joyce Hsu 
Former Partner, EY 


  Mark Hug 
Executive Vice President, Product & Marketing, Individual Life Insurance, Prudential 
  Thad A. Huston 
Group Chief Financial Officer, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson 


  Bill Imada 
Chairman & Chief Collaboration Officer, IW Group 
  Kshama Jobanputra 
Vice President; Human Resources Manager, Bank of America 


  Joseph Jordan 
Inspirational Speaker, Author of “Living a Life of Significance” 
  Warren Kashiwagi 
Partner, Crowe Horwath 


  Tariq Khan 
CEO, Global Diversity Marketing & Adjunct Professor, Marketing, New York University 
  Kimo Kippen 
Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide 


  Ron Lai 
Senior Product Manager, Invoice2go 
  Melody E. Lee 
Director, Brand Strategy & Planning, Cadillac 


  Michael Leong 
Senior Vice President and Group Manager - Large Corporate Banking, PNC Bank 
  Dustin Ling 
Director, Global Public Sector Group, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi 


  Betty Liu 
Anchor/Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Market Day 
  Wade Loo 
Executive Advisor, Ascend 


  Richard Lui 
Journalist and News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News 
  Tess Martillano 
Managing Director, Information Risk Management Enterprise Services & Chief Information Risk Officer
(CIRO) for Latin America and Caribbean, BNY Mellon 


  Kunjan Mehta 
Partner, Grant Thornton 
  Anna Mok 
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP 


  Michael J. Monahan 
Principal-in-Charge, Compensation and Benefits Consulting, Northeast Region, Grant Thornton 
  Arun Nayar 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tyco 


  Amna Nawaz 
Managing Editor, NBC News Asian America 
  Kevin Negandhi 
SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN 


  Dr. Anthony James Newkirk 
Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, AICPA 
  Betty Ng 
Senior Vice President, Moody’s 


  Lisa Ong
National Talent Management Director, Office of Diversity, PwC
  Kevin O’Sullivan 
Partner, Risk Consulting Group, Crowe Horwath 


  Victor Pa 
Vice President, Multifamily Investments & Advisory, Freddie Mac 
  Steven Pae 
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, CIT Group 


  Denise Peck 
Executive Advisor, Ascend
Advisor to several startups and company founders in Silicon Valley 

  Dennis N. T. Perkins 
CEO, The Syncretics Group 


  Thomas Phelps IV 
CIO & Chief Corporate Strategist, Laserfiche
President, Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter 

  Kalpana Ramakrishnan 
Partner, KPMG 


  Jessica Robino 
Manager, People & Culture, Grant Thornton 
  Milan Shah (Keynote Speaker)
Audit Partner, PwC 


  Amy Shang 
Former EVP, Strategic Implementation (Regulation) for North America, HSBC 
  Taimur Sharih 
Director, Executive Staff, Praxair 


  Vivek Sharma 
Senior Vice President, Digital Guest Experience, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts 
  Sally Shin
Coordinating Producer, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” & “Squawk Alley” 


  Carolyn Slaski (Keynote Speaker)
Americas Vice Chair – Talent, EY 
  Chris Simmons 
CEO, Moments LLC; Retired Managing Partner and US Board Member, PwC 


  Diana Cruz Solash 
Director, Global and Americas Diversity & Inclusiveness, EY 
  Nathan Tan 
Associate Director, Brand Partnerships and Experiences, Global Cadillac 


  Marie Terezakis 
Human Resources Executive, Global Human Resources, Bank of America 
  Jim Tietjen 
Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor, Capital One 


  Alex Kandybin
Principal, Strategy & Innovation, PwC
  Amy Tsang
Tax Director, PwC


  Caroline Tsay 
Vice President and General Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company 
  Mammen G. Verghis 
Vice President, Multicultural Consumer Marketing, Prudential Financial 


  Ashvin P. Vibhakar 
Senior Advisor; formerly Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region, CFA Institute 
  Michael Wheeler 
Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategy & Business Insights, Merck 


  Janet S. Wong 
Executive Advisor, Ascend
Partner (Retired), KPMG 

  S. Shariq Yosufzai (Keynote Speaker)
Vice President, Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation 


  Alice Young 
Director, AXIS Capital Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE – “AXS”)
Director, Mizuho Trust & Banking (USA), Inc.
Founder, Alice Young Advisory