Chief Technology & Platform Officer, McKinsey & Company

Jacky Wright is the first-ever Chief Technology and Platform Officer (CTPO) at McKinsey and Company where she leads the firm's overall technology portfolio and strategy. Most recently, she served as Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft US. She inspires and leads teams to help businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform. Wright rejoined Microsoft in 2019 after completing a two-year secondment as Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for HMRC, the British Government tax department.

Jacky has over 20 years of experience leading large-scale organizations driving digital transformation and market-making solutions. Some of her previous roles include CIO roles at BP and GE. Wright is widely recognized as a transformational global leader, innovative technologist, and recognized STEM advocate. She uses her broad platform to drive thought leadership not just for the positive impact of digital transformation for business but also for social, economic, and environmental change. As a woman of color, her passion, advocacy, and influence to create a truly inclusive world is demonstrated in the various forums where she regularly speaks on diversity, digital inclusion, and the power of inclusive leadership.

Jacky holds honorary doctorates from Aston University and the University of Bath, and was recently named as the UK's most powerful Black Briton in the Powerlist 2022. She is a Women In Science and Engineering Ambassador, a member of the World Economic Forum Chief Digital Officer Community, and sits on the advisory board for the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics at Baruch College, City University of New York, where she received her B.B.A.

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President & COO, The SpringHill Company

Devin Johnson is the President of The SpringHill Company (TSHC), the Sports Emmy winning media conglomerate founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter. Here, he has P&L responsibility for all business lines including studio, brand partnerships, e-commerce and experiences. His prior role within the company included Chief Operating Officer of TSHC as well as President of UNINTERRUPTED, where he led the launch and growth of the athlete empowerment brand.

Devin also plays a vital role in original content development as an executive producer for The Shop, More Than an Athlete, Elite Youth, and many other UNINTERRUPTED original productions that reside on networks such as HBO, Fox, Netflix, and ESPN Networks.

Previously, Devin was the SVP of digital media for Tribune Media ($1B revenue) where he led all digital efforts helping transform a legacy media business into a leading digital player, and prior to that, Devin held several digital executive roles at NBCUniversal where he was instrumental in developing the global company's digital innovation efforts. Devin began his career working in finance working for media and consumer product companies. A Chicago native, Devin holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. In addition, Devin is the former board chair of USA Taekwondo, the national governing body recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and serves on the boards of University of Michigan Sport Management and the Boys and Girls Club of Metro LA.

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Founding Director, U-M Center for Social Solutions

Earl Lewis is the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of history, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy and director of the Center for Social Solutions. From March 2013-2018, he served as President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. An author and esteemed social historian, he is past President of the Organization of American Historians. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2008) and the recipient of eleven honorary degrees, he has held faculty and administrative appointments at Michigan (1989-2004) and the University of California, Berkeley (1984-89). From 2004-2012, he served as Emory University's Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History and African American Studies. In addition to prior service on a number of nonprofit and governmental boards, Lewis chairs the board of Regents at Concordia College, is a trustee of ETS and a director of 2U and the Capital Group, American Funds.

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The purpose of M-Talks is for the audience to hear stories from alumni on their Ross experience and how their Michigan Ross network has influenced their professional journey since graduation.

Tamika Curry Smith

Senior Vice President, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Arm

Chekesha Kidd

Founder & CEO, Kinumi

Edward Hightower

CEO & President, Lordstown Motors Corp.

Robert Turner III

McOpCo Southeast Officer, McDonald's

Latrece Williams, MBA1


Managing Your Power Grid

As you step into your post-MBA role, prepare for a promotion, or start your new career search, learn tips for how to manage team dynamics and leverage your network to help you accelerate your career.

Christina Strong

Senior Manager Bain Career Advisor, Bain & Company

LaTresha Howland

Co-Founder & CCO, Breadless

Latrece Williams, MBA1

Flip the Switch: Entrepreneurship in Turbulent Times

Hear from these entrepreneurs innovating in industries undergoing transformation and overdue for disruption. The panelists will share the highs and lows and being an entrepreneur and why it is still worth it.


CEO & Founder, Poppy Seed Health


CEO & Founder, Deposits


CEO & Co-Founder, Livegistics

George Okpamen, MBA2

Supercharge Your Brand with Style - "I am the CEO of ME"

Take stock of how you are showing up. This workshop will help you think critically about who you are, your personal and professional strengths, and the value you bring to the table.

sheri collins

Director of Sales & Marketing, The Shark Group

Private Equity + Venture Capital : Diverse Fund Managers

Join these fund managers to learn why investing in minority-owned businesses is a wise financial decision and learn how we can accelerate opportunities in the private sector.


Managing Director, Morgan Stanley


Partner, The Vistria Group

Kiana Washington, MBA2

Amplifying Your Community

How do business leaders leverage their skills to make an impact at work? Hear from a distinguished group of public and private sector panelists to learn how they empower and uplift our communities.

LesLeigh Ford

Associate Director, The Urban Institute

Lauren Shaughnessy

Principal, The Bridgespan Group

Benjamin Kennedy

VP of Programs, The Kresge Foundation

Joi James, MBA2

How to Super Charge Your Earnings

Join us as we discuss personal wealth creation during precarious economic times and learn strategies to leverage our future earnings to build generational wealth.

William Platt

Head of Wealth Management & Financial Planning, Momentum Advisors

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