Focus Fridays

CTA’s Focus Friday series are informal and interactive sessions bringing together CTA member companies and industry experts to discuss and share challenges, insights and advice on specific issues technology companies are facing. Registration is free for CTA members. 

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Focus Fridays are an exclusive CTA Members benefit.

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Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment

Friday, May 7, 12-1 PM EST

CTA's Focus Fridays series brings together CTA member companies to hear from industry experts and share challenges, insights, and advice with fellow members covering a myriad of issues companies are currently facing. This week, we will discuss the role of technology in addressing mental health, the opportunities and challenges it presents and the tremendous promise for patient care. Come ready to share your company's solutions, challenges, and questions.

Discussion Moderator:

  • Riya Anandwala, Director, Industry Communications, CTA

Discussion Guides: 

  • Brad Lerner, J.D., Director, Public Policy; Manager, Behavioral Health and Enterprise Issues, Anthem, Inc.
  • Rory Channer, Chief Commercial Officer, BehaVR
  • Sarah Hill, CEO and Chief Storyteller, Healium
  • Jon Shimp, EVP Commercial, Cerebral

Register now and please share with any of your colleagues who would be interested in joining the discussion. Be sure to submit your questions in advance through the registration process.

When the [Semiconductor] Chips are Down….

Friday, May 14, 12-1 PM EST

Who knew how far reaching COVID-19’s impact would be? Impacts to sectors like travel and hospitality were obvious, but who could predict that basic computing technology spending would intensify or that changes in consumer purchasing would wreak havoc with the global supply chain, including the demand for semiconductor chips?

Join us on May 14 for a Focus Friday conversation on the global chip shortage. We’ll share details from CTA’s recently published white paper exploring the issues, fueled by the health crisis, that contributed to the current scarcity. We’ll also identify the technological innovations that are driving the need for greater chip production and share U.S. policy activities affecting the future of the chip manufacturing industry in the United States.

Discussion Moderator:

  • Deb Kassoff, Director, Member Programs, CTA Membership

Discussion Guides:

  • Sage Chandler, VP, International Trade, CTA Government & Legal Affairs
  • Prabhat Agarwal, Sr. Director, Research & Trends, CTA Market Research

Register now and please share with any of your colleagues who would be interested in joining the discussion. Be sure to submit your questions in advance through the registration process.

CTA Member “Ask-Me-Anything” with Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles

Friday, May 21, 12-1 PM EST

It’s no secret that one of the far-reaching impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a global increase in shipping traffic. The doubling of volume at U.S. west coast shipping ports has led to unpredictable delays, forcing many companies to rethink their long-term strategies to secure products and deliver to customers. As the technology industry grapples with these myriad challenges, a source of truth is critical.

Join us on May 21 for a CTA Focus Friday “Ask-Me-Anything” conversation with Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. As chief executive of the busiest container port in North America, Seroka interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including port customers around the globe, industry partners, elected officials and business leaders, and has been appointed to serve on four federal committees to enhance the speed and efficiency of cargo movement and supply chain optimization.

Discussion Moderator:

  • Sage Chandler, VP, International Trade, CTA Government & Legal Affairs

Discussion Guides, Port of Los Angeles:

  • Gene Seroka, Executive Director
  • David Libatique, Deputy Executive Director
  • Michael DiBernardo, Deputy Executive Director
  • Arley Baker, Senior Communications Director

Register now and please share with any of your colleagues who would be interested in joining the discussion. Be sure to submit your questions in advance through the registration process.