If you\u2019ve been struggling to adapt to our new era of work, you\u2019re not alone. The strategic and practical challenges of our new era of work \u2013 from inflation and supply chain headaches to finding and retaining talent, and more \u2013 have required much of information technology leaders.\n\nHere\u2019s your chance to get up to speed.\n\nAt CIO\u2019s Future of Work Summit North America, taking place virtually September 28, leading technology thinkers and practitioners will offer insights and strategies for leading through disruptive times.\n\nKicking off the event will be the futurist and innovation expert Kian Gohar, who wrote the bestselling book Competing in the New World of Work. He will share research-based strategies on retaining talent, giving purpose to work, and rethinking assumptions about how and where work should take place. He will also answer questions in a live discussion.\n\n\u201cWe know that the future of work is going to require having teams that are able to work really well together regardless of what disruption or what opportunity brings,\u201d Gohar says.\n\nThe summit will examine what innovation looks like at various high-performing companies. Jeanine Charlton, chief technology and digital officer at Merchants Fleet, will discuss IT\u2019s role in co-creating key digital business initiatives. Kathy Kay, executive vice president and CIO of Principal Financial Group, will talk about how she established herself as a leader during a remote era and has executed a strategy to modernize and simplify technology throughout the organization.\n\nInnovation incubators are another strategy for purposeful ideation. Katie Webb, director of U.S. Innovation at Aflac, will share how she built the insurance giant\u2019s internal incubator and how to organize, structure and approach teams and projects, create momentum and build trust.\n\nCarrie Rasmussen, CIO at Ceridian, will talk about the CIO\u2019s role in the next generation of work. And Brad Stone, CIO at Booz Allen Hamilton, will explain the firm\u2019s five organizational principles that serve to inspire and retain talent but also accelerate growth.\n\nGiving an inside look at the latest global research, Amy Loomis, IDC\u2019s research vice president for the future of work, will explore key technology deployments as well as empathic leadership and governance strategies.\n\nOne model of leadership that is servant leadership. Discussing how they implement servant leadership \u2013 with results \u2013 will be Lisa Davis, senior vice president and CIO at Blue Shield of California; Nicole Raimundo Coughlin, CIO of the Town of Cary, North Carolina; and Dr. David Reis, CIO of the University of Miami Health System.\n\nLooking to get ahead in your own career? Myrna Soto, a longtime IT leader and corporate director or board member of CMS Energy, Spirit Airlines, Popular Inc., and Trinet, will share tips and other best practices for how to prepare for board meetings and build relationships with board members. She will also offer advice for how to join corporate boards yourself.\n\nThroughout the summit, sponsors including Freshworks will share innovative solutions for the hybrid workplace.\n\nCheck out the full summit agenda here. The event is free to attend for qualified attendees. Anything you miss will be available on demand for a period after the event. Don\u2019t miss out \u2013 register today.