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Breaking Barriers: How CIOs are Shaping the Future of Work, Sponsored by Fuze
April 13, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
The future is now. The workforce has never been so varied. Over the last 50 years, wave upon wave of new workers has entered employment, each one bringing its own set of expectations and attitudes towards technology. Hear new research based on 9,000 participants on key initiatives and issues shaping innovation. In this session, you will learn about the evolving workplace, the changing role of the CIO, and get ideas on how to prepare your business and shape your communications strategy.
Michael Affronti, VP of Product, Fuze
Michael Affronti is the VP of product at Fuze in New York City, a tech company that builds unified collaboration apps and services for large enterprises. Affronti joined Fuze in January 2015 via the acquisition of Contactive, a big-data startup in NYC, where he ran the product and design team for the previous two years. Prior to Contactive and Fuze, Affronti spent 10 years at Microsoft in Seattle, working in product development to build social collaboration experiences in Lync, Office365, Outlook, Exchange, and Yammer. Affronti is also an instructor at General Assembly, advises several startups in NYC and Seattle, and regularly blogs about product management, leadership, and productivity. He holds two U.S. patents and has 13 more pending for innovations in the enterprise productivity space. In past lives, Affronti was a DJ (who looked like Vanilla Ice) and a personal trainer, and he still wakes at up 4:22 a.m. every day to CrossFit and vacuum. He lives in Brooklyn, across the street from his family’s butcher shop, and remains in constant conflict about whether to adopt a third cat.