Future of Work: Collaborate

Virtual Conference


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Collaborate Track

Hear how collaborative solutions are being adopted in financial services

How to Accelerate Transformation in FinServ through Teamwork and Collaboration

Join a panel of experts from the financial services industry and Microsoft to learn:

  • Best practices for accelerating the pace of transformation by harnessing the newest and best cloud-based transformation tools
  • How Smarsh, Microsoft and The Hartford worked together to enable rapid gains in collaboration and teamwork in both the remote work and return-to-office scenarios

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Panelists in this Session

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Jocelyn DeMaio

Director of Collaboration Services,
The Hartford

Jocelyn DeMaio works as Director of Collaboration at The Hartford Financial Group, leading collaboration and productivity services such as Teams, Skype, SharePoint, Email, Voice, and Conference Room technologies. Additionally, she leads end-to-end consulting, engineering and audio-visual event execution for town halls, employee resource group events, and other multi-channel meetings. Jocelyn is an engaged member of The Hartford’s Professional Women’s Network and served for three years on its leadership team. She also co-leads the Health & Wellness pillar of The Hartford’s Women in Technology resource group. She is a leadership member of United Way Women United and is a member of their Women’s Leadership Council. On top of it all, Jocelyn is a small business owner of a fitness studio, Empowered Indoor Cycling & Strength in Glastonbury, CT. She holds a Master of Science from Eastern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.

John Gilles 300

John Gilles

Director, Partner Development,

John Gilles is Director, One Commercial Partner at Microsoft. John manages C-Suite relationships for Microsoft's largest commercial independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprise accounts driving SaaS/Cloud solutions on Azure.

Doug Groncki 300

Doug Groncki

Managing Director,

Doug Groncki is a business leader with 25 years of experience in building exceptional value for Fortune 500 companies, startups and Microsoft. Most recently Doug has helped his clients transform their business by partnering with Microsoft around the cloud. Doug currently leads a team of 60 Technical and Solutions Sales Professionals responsible for the Microsoft 365 and Surface businesses for the Financial Services industry.

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Blane Warrene

VP, Product Management,

Blane Warrene serves as Vice President of Product Management at Smarsh, responsible for the delivery of the Connected Capture portfolio of products. He joined Smarsh in 2016 via the acquisition of MobileGuard. Blane has spent his career in financial services at the intersection of compliance and technology, working in progressive technical and management roles for CBIZ, ING, Pacific Life and others. Blane lives and works in the Research Triangle in North Carolina as well as serving as a Board Member for the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.





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Secure Collaboration with Slack

Join a panel of experts from Slack and Smarsh to learn:

  • How Slack’s enterprise-grade security and compliance features allow financial services organizations to accelerate digital transformation
  • How to promote innovation within financial services while still meeting specific industry regulations and data privacy standards, including FINRA, data residency and GDPR

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Panelists in this Session

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Heejin Cho

Senior Solutions Engineer,

Heejin Cho is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Slack, helping customers in regulated industries craft internal collaboration strategies to accelerate digital transformation. Her prior experiences include 8+ years of implementing and selling ERP/financials for large enterprises in the US and Europe. A former art curator, she enjoys explaining the importance of preservation for both art and data.

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Max Baez

Product Manager,

Max Baez is a Product Manager at Slack based in San Francisco, working on compliance features for enterprise customers. Areas that he works on in Slack include retention, e-discovery, information barriers, and legal holds. Before working at Slack, Max was a Product Manager at Workday and various start-ups focusing on business customers.

Robert Cruz 19 300

Robert Cruz

VP, Information Governance,

Robert Cruz is Vice President of Information Governance at Smarsh. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including cloud computing, information governance, and Discovery cost and risk reduction.

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