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It’s Time to be All In at ALTA ONE

ALTA ONE provides the opportunity for title professionals to dive into trends and policies shaping the industry. It’s also the optimal event to reconnect with colleagues from across the country and prepare for upcoming opportunities and challenges. It’s time to be ALL In for your customers, your business, your team and your future.

Here’s a quick rundown of key presentations during the featured Omni Sessions this week at ALTA ONE, which is being held Oct. 12-15 in New Orleans.

Power of Perception

How can we adapt and thrive when the ground beneath us is shifting? Neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto has spent decades studying the way we see—and in this Oct. 13 opening Omni Session (sponsored by First American)—he will illuminate these principles of perception, helping you overcome biases, embrace uncertainty, transform your approach to creativity and unlock innovation. Lotto will use hard science to open your mind and help you see the world—and yourself—differently.

The founder and CEO of The Lab of Misfits, a neuro-design studio that seeks to “break down the walls of the traditional laboratory” and study humans in their natural habitats, Lotto also is a professor of neuroscience at the University of London and a visiting scholar at New York University. He is the author of “Why We See What We Do” and “Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently,” which explores the surprising science of creativity and unveils the unexpected relationship between perception, reality and innovation.

Technology Innovation and Hope

From a worldwide health pandemic to hurricanes and wildfires to unrelenting cyberattacks: Where you may see uncertainty, former White House CIO Theresa Payton sees a future of technology innovation and hope. Payton knows how to transform people and technology to meet shifting and often conflicting priorities. In this “little something extra” Omni Session on Oct. 13, she will discuss her unique perspective on accelerating and reimagining your technology while also keeping your employees, customers and data secure.


What you see on her hit CBS show, “Hunted,” is what she does in real life: follow the digital tracks of the criminal adversary. Payton will provide a sneak preview into the inner workings of cybercriminal syndicates that are behind some of the largest cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware. Through real life stories, she’ll share how criminals leverage the cloud, blockchain, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, open-source intelligence, 5G, the internet of things and even deep fakes to conduct their tradecraft.

You will walk away from her Omni Session with a list of things you can implement immediately, a blueprint for guarding your work life and personal life against attack. Payton also will give her cybercrime predictions for 2022 and beyond and tell you how to prepare.

Diversity in Leadership

“You don’t have a diversity problem—you have a leadership problem.” During the Oct. 14 Omni Session (sponsored by the FNF Family of Companies), Ginny Clarke, a former director of executive recruiting at Google, will share her expertise in driving diverse leadership. Clarke will deliver a “no-holds-barred” discussion on the causes that lead to a lack of diversity in organizations and provide thoughtful, integrated solutions you can use to affect change. She will share the provocative view that leaders can be the ailment or the remedy for Corporate America’s “Diversity Problem.”

A published author, podcast host and entrepreneur, Clarke is the CEO of Ginny Clarke LLC, her own talent and leadership consulting business. Previously, she was a partner at Spencer Stuart, a global executive search firm based in Chicago. She has been in corporate boardrooms assessing and advising leaders for nearly 25 years and has a deep understanding of how to fairly assess talent as well as build that capability in your organization.

Playing the Game

To kick off the closing Omni Session sponsored by AccuTitle, Immediate Past President Mary O’Donnell and ALTA CEO Diane Tomb will present the next round of ALTA Good Deeds Foundation grants.

Following that, ALTA President Bill Burding NTP will interview former football star Archie Manning.

The conversation will address football, but Manning will share his four principles: leadership, dependability, flexibility and “playing the game.” Manning will offer advice on how to apply the principles to community, business and day-to-day life—ultimately helping achieve success.

As the New Orleans Saints’ No. 1 draft pick in 1971, Manning has been recognized as one of the top 50 players in the franchise’s history, inducted into multiple Halls of Fame and won awards for everything from coaching to humanitarianism and, yes, even Father of the Year. His permanent record features a laundry list of activities that better his community, including the Louisiana Special Olympics, the New Orleans Area Boy Scout Council, the United Way Speakers Bureau and the Salvation Army. He also is the chair of the board of the National Football Foundation.

Following the interview with Manning, ALTA’s 2021-2022 Board of Governors will be installed followed by incoming ALTA President Dan Wold.


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