DISTRIBUTECH International® Announces Impressive Keynote Lineup for 2024 Event Featuring Former and Current Executives from Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Salesforce.


DISTRIBUTECH International®, the premier event for the transmission and distribution industry, is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated keynote lineup for the upcoming conference, taking place February 26-29, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. The event promises to be a dynamic and educational experience with an exceptional roster of speakers and thought leaders. This year’s keynotes will encompass “The Art of What’s Possible”.

Among the featured keynotes is Zack Kass, who helped launch OpenAI, kicking off on Tuesday, February 27 with “The Innovator’s Dilemma: Navigating Our AI Future”.

“I am thrilled to be taking the stage at DISTRIBUTECH to navigate the challenges and opportunities at the forefront of AI innovation. In my keynote address, I will highlight how innovators can transform these challenges into stepping-stones to success in an AI-driven era,” stated Kass, former head of go-to-market at OpenAI.

Drawing on his vast experience in AI strategy and implementation, Kass offers a pragmatic approach to future-proofing your business. He provides a forward-thinking perspective, sharing lessons learned, strategies adopted, and the transformative power of resilience in the face of relentless technological progression. Kass will also be available for a meet and greet session following his keynote speech.

In addition to Kass, DISTRIBUTECH International® is thrilled to present an outstanding lineup of keynotes to provide inspiration on the main stage throughout the week.

Tuesday’s program also includes a keynote speech by Steve Clayton, Vice President of Communications Strategy at Microsoft speaking on “Transforming Communications with AI”.

In his current role, Steve leads the newly formed Microsoft Communications Strategy Team with his primary focus to reinvent how Microsoft operates its communications business-using AI.

“During my keynote at DISTRIBUTECH International®, I’m excited to share how with the power of AI we are helping reshape all aspects of our communications discipline – from PR, to measurement, social media communications and much more.” added Cayton.

The Keynote on Wednesday, February 28 features Tiffany Bova, former Salesforce executive speaking on “The Experience Mindset: The Flywheel of Growth”. Bova is the former global growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce and the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, The Experience Mindset: Changing the Way You Think About Growth.

Bova stated, “In my keynote at DISTRIBUTECH, I am pleased to share my best-kept tactics and tools that have helped prominent companies, such as Microsoft, Cisco, Salesforce, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle, SAP, AT&T, Dell, and Amazon Web Services, expand their market share and grow their revenues through customer centricity.”

The event will close out on Thursday, February 29 with a final keynote from Abigail Posner, director of creative works at Google, speaking on “Cracking Creativity: Reimagining AI and Creativity for Greater Personal & Team Growth”.

“There’s more to this world than you see at first glance. And it can change everything. My passion is to spark your curiosity, stimulate thinking, and foster wonder in our daily lives. Opening our minds to this can have a profound effect on our personal and professional lives and I’m excited to share that with the energy professionals at DISTRIBUTECH International®,” added Posner.

Posner’s keynote will spark novel thinking by leveraging case studies as well as her experience in brand development, creative advertising, neuroscience, technology, and anthropology. She will deliver impact and actionable takeaways with a humanistic lends and high energy.

DISTRIBUTECH International® is excited to welcome utilities; engineering, procurement, and construction firms; government entities; consultants; and solution providers to this exceptional gathering of energy professionals, and the diverse keynote lineup promises an enriching experience. For more information on the keynote headliners and sponsors, visit distributech.com/keynotes.

For further information on education, networking, and sourcing or registration for the event, please visit the official DISTRIBUTECH International® website at distributech.com.


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