In honor of Father’s day, we are thrilled to present a segment on Conscious Dad Leaders. Inspirational male executives have paved the way for conscious parenting, which is a parent-centric parenting philosophy that is based on the idea of its focus on the parents, rather than the child’s behaviour. Let’s learn how to strike this delicate work life balance.
KEYNOTE VARUN BADHWAR: Executive at Palo Alto Networks + Former CEO & Co-Founder of Redlock & Ciphercloud
Varun Badhwar is a serial entrepreneur and currently the SVP and GM of Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, where he brings over 14 years of experience helping organizations address their information security challenges. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he was the founder and CEO of RedLock, a leader in cloud threat defense that Palo Alto Networks acquired in October 2018. Prior to that, Varun’s experience included founding a CASB company (CipherCloud) and spending 4 years leading the Force.com security team at Salesforce.com. Prior to salesforce.com, he was a Consultant within the Risk Advisory Services group at KPMG, where he advised Fortune 500 Clients on managing IT security and privacy, operational risks, and alignment with overall business strategy. Varun earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
KEYNOTE BURGES KARKARIA: CMO of Censia + Founder of Robocuisine + Former CTO of Intel
Burges is a transformation expert and entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in enterprise and consumer technologies. From founding RoboCuisine (an exciting food tech robotics company that’s fully bootstrapped) , to CTO for Censia (one of the most innovative AI based HR Tech startups); he has learnt to be a master juggler of work and personal priorities. He advises several startups and has been the CTO of Enterprise for Intel in the past. His greatest joys include (in prioritized order) being a dad to an adorable new born baby girl; innovating and launching new products (from concept to market), transforming human lives.
KEYNOTE CARRIE WEAVER: CEO of Silver Branch Consulting, LLC
Carrie started her career as a Geologist working for the USGS. After studying rocks for a few years, she shifted into the Human Resources profession after answering a calling to help people unlock their full potential. Carrie spent 15 years in corporate HR in a variety of industries and roles where she leveraged her strategic vision for aligning people’s top strengths to achieve organizational outcomes. Carrie is a passionate leader of teams and advocates for creating an engaging workforce. She knows that organizations thrive with quality managers and visionary leadership. In 2017, Carrie became a certified coach and launched Silver Branch Consulting. In her business, she has created leadership development content and unique coaching experiences for teams and executives at Airbnb, Barclays, Braze, CHIEF, Fidelity, JP Morgan, NYCEDC, NYU Stern, Paul Hastings, Pinterest, Silverline, Sisense, Women Deliver and more. Carrie is an engaging, enthusiastic and informational coach and trainer. Her coaching and training programs emphasize growth mindset, emotional intelligence, strengths-based leadership, and resilience. Carrie flexes her style to maximize the benefit to the individual’s performance and their professional goals. Carrie’s ideal clients are high-performing, women executives who find themselves at an inflection point of growth. Carrie helps her clients unlock their next-level skills and behaviors so they can grow and scale both personally and professionally.