Date: Sep 16, 2020Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL – Trampled by Unicorns: How to Thrive in Tech

Wed, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
General PublicMedia & Tech


Big Tech has brought significant improvements to humanity, but has created more damage than people think. Problems generated by Big Tech are the result of an entire ecosystem built without putting people at the center. Maëlle Gavet, former Chief Operating Office Compass, has spent her career in leadership roles at the forefront of next generation technology companies. She will give us the insider’s view on what it takes to build and scale pre-IPO companies to generate multi-billion dollar valuations, leading new tech enabled industries, as well as the empathetic cultural transformation that must happen in tech.

Participants must register by September 15th to receive details on joining the discussion.

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Maelle Gavet

One of the tech industry’s brightest stars, Maelle Gavet has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40, one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and was fifth among Time magazine’s List of the Top 25 ‘Female Techpreneurs’. After six years as a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group she went on to become CEO of, Russia’s largest e-commerce site, and executive VP of operations of the Priceline Group, the largest online and travel agency in the world which includes brands like OpenTable, Kayak, and

Most recently Gavet was Chief Operating Officer at real estate platform Compass, valued at over $6bn. She is also on the board of Edenred as well as other private company boards. Maelle Gavet was educated at Sorbonne University Institut d’études politiques de Paris.

She has spoken regularly at the leading technology industry events and her writing has appeared in Wired, the Harvard Business Review, the World Economic Forum, Fast Company and Fortune magazine. Trampled by Unicorns is her first book.


Chitra Nawbatt

Chitra Nawbatt is a versatile multi-industry and multidisciplinary executive with a track record of leading, innovating and collaborating to drive results in dynamic competitive environments. Ms. Nawbatt has spent most of her career as a strategic multidisciplinary growth and change agent, building collaborative teams, processes and systems to reinvent culture, go to market strategy to execution, business and risk management, brand and external relations.

Chitra was the Global Head of Market Solutions at Genpact, an artificial intelligence, digital transformation, analytics and design thinking consulting firm. In this inaugural enterprise wide function, Chitra was responsible for driving new customer acquisition, partnerships, innovation and operational improvement. Ms. Nawbatt delivered strategic solutions to clients focused on revenue discovery, and business performance and digital transformation, specializing in financial services, technology, media, hospitality, consumer / retail industries. Chitra provided thought leadership and co-created various digital transformation services such as in credit and financial crimes risk management, etc. She was also a strategic advisor to the CEO, leading several growth initiatives and external stakeholder management, to drive Genpact’s pivot to a new growth identity, service lines and markets.

Previously, Chitra was the New York based Anchor for Reuters International TV where her broadcasts were seen by millions of households across the world. Her reporting focused on companies, markets and consumers in the U.S., China, Canada, Australia, Middle East and Africa, as well as the global economy. Chitra’s coverage and reporting were differentiated, thorough and substantive due to her holistic diverse research discipline and in-depth business domain from Wall Street.

Before her media career, Chitra was a C-level executive at Deutsche Bank, as well as held leadership roles in the areas of Global Banking and Regional Management. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ms. Nawbatt established risk management functions at CIBC, and before that started her career at EY in Advisory and Assurance. Chitra has her Certified Public Accountant designation and was educated at Harvard Business School, Harvard University and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

You can reach her on twitter @chitranawbatt.

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Date: Sep 16, 2020Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
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Alexandra Aleskovsky, Ziyad Aljarboua, Lockie Andrews, Adora Asonye, Janet Balis, Francois Baudu, Gadi BenMark Markovitch, Savio Chan, Kendall Cheap, Christine Dagousset, Edith Dorsen, Mehak Dua, Danya Early, James Fahey, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Matthew Feinstein, Anne-Laure Garabedian, Maelle Gavet, Michele Golden, Fernando Gutierrez Eddy, Mary Hainsworth, Rainy Hake Austin, Kimberly Harris , Rammy Harwood, Philipp Hecker, Jeffrey Houle, David Hsia, Gabriela Januszewski, Christine Kim, Amanda Kirby, David Kirby, Sarah Lehman, Julio Marquez, Alain Martin, Barrie Moskowitz, Colin Mummert, Melville Mummert, Derek Murphy, Lakshmi Natarajan, Chitra Nawbatt, William Noe, Daniel Oppenheim, Kristen Ott, Stephen Pack, Andrew Piccolo, Jim Pojda, Gebhard Rainer, Sonia Ricord, Ana Rosenstein, Al Sharif, Jeffrey Sklar, Willard Somers, Leah Spiro, Carl Stanton, Molly Swagler, Earl Templeton, Shreesh Tiwari, Francesco Tronci, Igor Tsukerman, Teresa Uthurralt, Siby Vadakekkara, Bernardo Vogel, Clifton Wilson, Kwame van Leeuwen


Chitra Nawbatt

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