Keynote: The New Technology Employment Contract
Drew Brown - CIO Union Bank and Trust
Multiple trends were already applying pressure prior to the pandemic to historical employment norms,
yet years of habit and tradition had largely left them unbroken. The pandemic necessitated new ways of working, opening the doors to new
exercises of what work is and accelerating its evolution. The result is an era where technologists more than anyone face a historical
imbalance between their numbers and the number of opportunities -and incentives- for them to work. The assertion of newfound priorities by many
around work / life balance and arrangements, a flood of new cash looking for technology investments, the most expensive and constrained housing
market in living memory, and fundamental questions around the 9-5 model are some of the forces feeding into a subtle rewiring of what employer and
employees really mean to each other.
In his presentation, Drew will discuss evolving trends in technology employment and how they impact people differently, review the broader trends
at play, and share his thoughts on what this very bright future holds.
Drew Brown is the Chief Information Officer of Union Bank and Trust, where he leads enterprise-wide digital transformation and oversees data
engineering and analytics, information security, software engineering, infrastructure, and establishing and driving the technology strategy
throughout the bank. Prior to his work at UBT, Drew founded and led two consulting practices, one advising the CIO's of publicly traded companies
on IT strategy and turnaround, and the other leading a team of data scientists providing advanced analytics in the healthcare space. Drew's career
has spanned most industries and has focused heavily on maturing technology organizations and improving business' use of technology.
In the last two years UBT team has been recognized nationally for processing the second highest number of PPP loans on the program's opening
weekend by developing an automated processing pipeline in a week, developing the top-rated mobile banking app in our markets, and being recognized
in 2020 by Forbes as the #2 bank in America.
Drew is married with five children and spends his spare time with his family reading, building robots, and rock climbing.