Co-Founder and Former CEO
Marcus Weldon: The President of the iconic Bell Labs and a luminary in the Information Communication Technology industry with a strong track record of picking the right technological disruptions and opportunities. He combines his vision with the power of Bell Labs to create a unique global innovation engine with the goal of ‘creating time’ for humankind.
President of Bell Labs and Corporate CTO
Chief Technology Officer
Procter & Gamble
Stefanie Tomkins: An innovation maestro at the U.S. DoD high-risk/high-reward advanced technology wing. Making the impossible possible – be it breakthrough materials, data, technologies, devices, or systems.
Acting Deputy Director
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Todd Bracher: Design strategist and industrial designer, guiding some of the world’s most prestigious brands to realize strategic differentiation through design that is expert-based, driven by science, nature, truth.
Todd Bracher Studio
Adam Foss: Former Prosecutor. Criminal Justice Advocate. Reinventing the role of the prosecutor with technology, data, and community based resources to make happier, healthier communities.
President and Founder
Founder and CEO
Rosalind L. Hudnell: Inspires and engages the world’s next generation of technology innovators, dedicated to corporate responsibility and social impact. Led President Obama’s US Council on Jobs 10k Engineers Initiative and Intel’s Diversity in Technology Initiative. President of the Intel Foundation and VP of Human Resources and Director of Corporate Affairs at Intel.
Vice President, Human Resources, Director, Corporate Affairs, and President
John Frankel: Founding Partner, ff Venture Capital: A leading early-stage venture capitalist since 1999. Has served on the boards of more than 35 companies and has led investments in more than 80 companies. Also sits on The NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Board of Overseers.
ff Venture Capital
Bhagwan Chowdhry, Ph.D., University of Chicago, B.Tech, IIT Kanpur, is Faculty Director, Impact@Anderson at UCLA where he teaches Finance, FinTech and Impact Investing. He proposed Financial Access at Birth (FAB) initiative in which every child born in the world is given a digital identity and $100 in an online account.
Professor of Finance
University of California
Laurie Olson: Responsible for overseeing the shaping of Pfizer’s longer-term strategy, supporting the execution for commercial objectives, and providing portfolio advisory functions to guide R&D investment decisions. Laurie is a member of Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team and its Portfolio Strategy Investment Committee, which oversees decisions regarding enterprise investment and advancement.
Executive Vice President, Pfizer Strategy & Commercial Operations
Christina Bechhold Russ: Principal, Samsung NEXT Ventures. Co-Founder and Managing Director, Empire Angels. WSJ and Inc.com contributor, TEDx speaker, 2016 New York Business Journal Woman of Influence.
Samsung NEXT Ventures
Mike Janke: One of the top cyber security innovators in the world. Founder of 7 companies. Former member of SEAL Team 6. Co-founder of the top cyber security startup-studio in the U.S -DataTribe.
Mahesh Lingareddy: Founder & Chairman of SMARTRON, building India’s first global technology OEM brand as well as a robust product ecosystem around TronX, its AI-IoT platform. Credited with co-founding and successfully exiting of Microprocessor (CPU) startup Soft Machines to Intel for $300M-$500M, a rare sighting in the semiconductor industry.
Founder and Chairman
Lila Tretikov: Acclaimed transformational leader by Forbes, Times, San Francisco Chronicle in harnessing innovations for global impact. Accelerator of global clean energy to deliver on promises of the Paris Agreement as CEO of Terrawatt. Former CEO of Wikipedia, democratizing knowledge in 300+ languages for billions. Author of numerous articles and inventions.
Sheldon Himelfarb: Founding CEO of PeaceTech Lab and recipient of Capitol Area Peace Maker award. Using tech/media/data and innovative “collabor-action” to prevent violence and accelerate peacebuilding. TEDx: PeaceTech, Inc.: The Most Important Industry You’ve Never Heard Of
President and CEO
Katherine Grass: At Amadeus, Katherine has founded the innovation program. In the past 3 years, the startups in her portfolio fund have reached a total valuation exceeding $1 Billion. She is now tackling data connectivity and launching Amadeus’s first Open API program. Katherine is also a frequent juror and key note speaker at many travel industry events.
Head of Innovation & Ventures
Amadeus IT Group SA
Paolo Gaudiano: Paolo is Executive Director of the CUNY Quantitative Studies of Diversity and Inclusion initiative, Founder of the “diversity tech” company Aleria, and board member of Icosystem and Concentric. Paolo’s career began at Boston University, where he reached the rank of tenured associate professor. He contributes regularly to Forbes and CIO.com.
Executive Director, CUNY Quantitative Studies of Diversity & Inclusion initiative
Jon Oringer: Founder, chairman and CEO of Shutterstock. Jon launched the company in 2003 with thousands of his own digital photographs. In October 2012, Oringer took Shutterstock public on the NYSE and has since grown the company to 800+ employees and more than $494 million in annual revenue. Jon is a serial entrepreneur and certified commercial helicopter pilot.
Founder, Chairman and CEO/em>
Jeff Gomez: One of the world’s leading experts in story. He has innovated and extended the brand narratives of global blockbuster films (Avatar, Spider-Man), brands (Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm), and organizations (World Vision). Jeff’s unique transmedia methods have also accelerated positive change in Mexico, Colombia, and Australia.
Starlight Runner Entertainment
Yael Eisenstat: Former CIA officer, diplomat and VP Biden advisor turned public advocate, Yael speaks and works on whole-of-society approaches to complex global challenges. Motivating tech leaders to play a role in tackling world’s greatest social issues, such as countering extremism. Passionate about bringing civil discourse back to our world
Ioana Cozmuta: The most knowledgeable expert on microgravity and space applications and commercialization in the world today. Strategic thinker and leader focused on creating much needed solid success stories in support of the New Space move and the establishment of a robust economy in Earth’s orbit.
@IoanaNASA and @LEOeconomy
Lisa Rometty: Lisa joined the IBM Watson Health leadership team as Vice President, Global Markets. With 25 years of strong leadership experience, Lisa has global responsibility for all go-to-market strategy, marketing / public relations, business development, strategic partnerships, and client engagement.
Vice President, Global Markets, Watson Health
IBM Corporation – Watson Health
Kenneth Church: President and CEO of nScrypt, an innovative company that develops and sells advanced 3D digital manufacturing equipment. He is a pioneer in Direct Printing of Electronics and more specifically was one of the first to exploit 3D Printed Electronics for next generation printed circuits.
President and CEO
Amy Shi-Nash: Inventor and Author. Chief Data Scientist. Leading Big Data Innovations to transform business and produce differentiated customer experiences.
Head of Data Science
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Jonathan Levine: Dr. Levine is a celebrated oral health expert, aesthetic dentist specializing in prosthodontics, GLO Science founder, NYU professor, noted author, and visionary inventor holding 18 patents and 8 patents pending. He has applied his 30+ years of clinical practice expertise to developing groundbreaking innovations in the field of dentistry and oral health care. Dr. Levine, alongside wife and business partner Stacey Levine, started the GLO Good Foundation to bring oral health care to those in need around the globe.
Laszlo Kishonti: Founder and CEO of AImotive. AImotive develops artificial intelligence-based software for self-driving cars to make automated driving safe and affordable.
Founder and CEO
Despina Papadopoulos: Named one of New York City’s “Six most interesting women in tech” by the New York Observer, an innovator, teacher and entrepreneur combining systems thinking and introducing innovation at the intersection of social structure, technological possibility and being human
Jason Siegel: An accomplished entrepreneur, creative director and digital strategist. His work is diverse and spans working with General Electric strategic branding efforts to leading the redesign of the WashingtonPost. Jason’s success and recognition started with being named by Yahoo as the nation’s best college web designer, and since has won countless national awards, was selected twice to the 40 Under 40 by the Direct Marketing Association.
Cofounder and Chief Digital Officer
David Garrity: Technology Analyst on CNBC and Bloomberg. Mobile Money and ICT expert consultant for The World Bank Group. Former CFO of two publicly traded companies.
Ryan Rzepecki: Founder and CEO of Brooklyn-based Social Bicycles (SoBi), a technology company focused on developing innovative solutions for urban transportation. Rzepecki founded the company in 2010 after identifying a need for smarter ways to publicly share bicycles. Social Bicycles is the fastest growing bike share company in the U.S., and pioneered the use of smartbike technology for bike sharing.
Founder and CEO
SOBI Social Bicycles
Nazareth Ekmekjian: A trained architect and maker from Los Angeles and recent MIT graduate, Nazareth currently designs and develops lightweight robotic platforms for personal mobility with Piaggio Fast Forward in Boston, MA. Previously, he managed the Robot House at SCI-Arc, where he also received his Bachelors of Architecture.
Mobility Prototyping Designer
Piaggio Fast Forward
Co-Founder and CEO
Mary Alice Stephenson: Renowned fashion and beauty expert, style commentator, humanitarian and the founder and force behind GLAM4GOOD. Her resume includes the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines as well as Hollywood’s elite. In addition, she is consultant and spokesperson for a number of pop culture’s influential brands. GLAM4GOOD is an empowerment platform and non-profit dedicated to igniting positive social change and impact through beauty and style.
Chris Wolf: CTO for Global Field & Industry, representing VMware’s technical vision to customers, partners and analysts. Previously advised CIOs, architects and directors on private and hybrid cloud computing, server virtualization, and desktop transformation strategies. Earlier in his career, a nationally recognized independent virtualization consultant. Started his IT and technology career in the US Marines.
CTO, Global Field and Industry
Peter Y. Lee: CEO of RapidMiner, the #1-ranked Data Science Platform, and Executive Chairman of the Board of Attivio, undisputed leader in Cognitive Search & Insights. Obsessed with transformational entrepreneurs. Board advisor to pioneers capitalizing on AI. Deploying $250M+ of growth capital in Africa through the Advanced Finance & Investment Group.
President and CEO
Ron Gutman: Health and Technology Visionary. Serial Entrepreneur and Innovator. The inspirational Founder and CEO of HealthTap with the mission to help billions live healthier, happier, longer lives. Builder of the world’s first Global Health Practice.
Founder and CEO
Robbee Minicola: Demonstrated experience across media & technology delivering Big Data solutions impacting EBITDA performance. As President of Wunderman Seattle and Global Lead of Wunderman AI Services, Robbee and her team convert traditional communications in a typing and reading world to conversational technologies in a speaking and listening world.
Jonathan Marvel: An architect with over 30 years of experience providing architectural, planning, community economic development and sustainable development of public spaces, educational institutions, single and multi-family housing, libraries, museums and large-scale mixed-use developments. With offices in New York City and Puerto Rico, Jonathan Marvel, founding Principal at Marvel Architects, teaches, writes, lectures and leads discussion on urban design and architecture in both academic and civic contexts. Jonathan is the recipient of numerous awards and he sits on several boards of local and national organizations committed to equitable and sustainable planning and development efforts.
Colin Langan: Director in the General Industrials group at UBS covering the US Automotive sector. He joined UBS in 2005 as an Associate Analyst in this sector. Earlier in his career, Colin was a Senior Associate at Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BS in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Colin is a CFA charterholder and a certified public accountant.
Gabrielle Haddad: Visionary entrepreneur, lawyer and fellow at MIT. Committed to making the world more transparent by using cutting edge technology to highlight and incentivize good and ethical corporate behavior.
Co-Founder and COO
Bill Ogle: Extraordinary and dynamic leader. CEO of industry leading mobile offer platform and redemption network. Former Global CMO of Motorola Mobility, CMO of Samsung Telecommunications America and CMO of Pizza Hut. Compelling Brand builder and team builder in multiple categories and countries.
Eric Vezzoli: The youngest entrepreneur at 28 awarded by the European Commission for outstanding research applied to entrepreneurship in at the MSCA 2017 prizes. Co-Funder and CEO of Go Touch VR. He is one of the most cited young Haptic Scientist in the world, and he published 23 scientific papers and deposed 5 patents.
CEO and Co-Founder
Go Touch VR
Fady Saad: Fady Saad is the co-founder and partnerships director of MassRobotics, the largest robotics/automation innovation hub. He is a technology strategist, MIT Fellow and a passionate entrepreneur.
Co-Founder and Partnerships Director
Hong Z Tan: A haptics educator, researcher and evangelist. One of the world’s top haptics experts. Best known for perception-based engineering approach. Solving real problems in the haptics space for Fortune 500 and other companies. Passionate about a future where interfaces touch us back.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nicole Eagan: CEO of AI cyber defense company Darktrace. Applies human immune system principles to create digital antibodies that autonomously respond to cyber-attacks. Skilled at introducing disruptive technology into the global market. Studies how people adapt to AI technology. “Woman of the Year” at the Cyber Security Awards.”
Dr. David Albert: Saving lives through invention, secured his first patent while a medical student at Duke University, now holds 36 patents and counting. Founder, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer of AliveCor. World-class med-tech developer. Over thirty years of experience changing medicine.
Founder, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer
Mark Michalski: Executive Director of the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science, which is focused on the application and translation of novel machine learning techniques into clinical practice.
MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science
Ganesh Bell: GE’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer and current CDO of GE Power. One of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2017 for “redefining the grid.” Leading the global energy industry through its transition to digital, working with 60+ utilities. Key architect of GE’s own Digital Transformation.
Chief Digital Officer
Colleen Costello: Co-founder & CEO of healthcare company Vital Vio, this innovative entrepreneur introduced WhiteLightDisinfection™ technology to combat the pervasive and costly challenge of germs. Reinventing disinfection, along with previous clinical research at Mount Sinai and Weill Cornell, has put this biomedical engineer on elite lists including Forbes 30Under30, and Inc’s 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs.
Co-Founder and CEO
CNS Global Advisors and former Undersecretary of Trade for the Obama Administration
Jason Yuan: Maker behind viral Apple Music redesign. Current RISD graphic design student, former Northwestern thespian. Witnessing stories and designing for better endings
Jason Yuan Design
Suchit Jain: Strategist and an engineer with a passion to help entrepreneurs turn ideas into products. Vice President of Strategy at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks leading the expansion of SOLIDWORKS design software into the hardware startups, makerspaces and Fab Labs. Evaluating emerging technologies, including IOT, 3D Printing, and AI to integrate within design software to help customers design better product, faster.
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development
Satya Nitta: Innovator and technologist. AI and Nanotechnology. 150 patents, IEEE ACE Innovator of Year, IEEE Spectrum Technology of the year winner. Top 50 Makers and Shakers of Education Technology Worldwide.
Global Head of Cognitive Science, Immersive Reality and Education Technology, IBM Research
Co-Founder & CEO
Director, Producer, Writer and Editor
Chairman and CEO
Guy Caspi: Leading mathematician and a data science global expert. With over 20 years of extensive experience in applying mathematics and AI in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), financial institutions and intelligence organizations around the world. he has led some of the largest government cyber and big data projects in Israel and other countries.
Kevin Bolen: Architect of disruption – able to see the dots others miss, connect them in creative ways, and invent new ones to complete the vision. Has a passion for teaching these skills to others. Operating as a strategic advisor and executive leader in a variety of Fortune 500 organizations, Kevin has helped these firms generate over $3B in growth through innovation.
Managing Director, Strategic Investments & Growth Initiatives KPMG
Amy baxter: As a practicing pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Amy Baxter invented the neuromodulation pain relief platform behind Buzzy for shots and VibraCool vibrational cryotherapy. Now full time, she advocates for needle phobia awareness and seeks to uncouple fear from pain. She has spoken at TEDMED and Exponential Medicine, and is a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person” and “Top Women in Tech to Watch”, and 2017 “Top 40 Healthcare Transformer”.
Founder & CEO
MMJ Labs Pain Relief
Gary Davis: Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee, and a foremost authority on digital security trends including the evolving threat landscape, privacy and securing the Internet of Things. A sought-after speaker and frequent broadcast commentator, Gary provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice.
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist
Apurva Mehta: CTO @ UBS Wealth Management – Americas. 20 years in financial services. Passionate about technology, transformation and innovation.
CTO, Head of Architecture, UBS Wealth Management Americas UBS
Francisco Melo: As a leader of global RFID, Francisco directs and guides in-store, supply chain, and manufacturing information solutions using radio frequency identification (RFID) to help retailers and brand owners across the globe to accelerate performance and improve efficiencies.
Vice President and General Manager, Global RFID
Yana Kakar: Passionate about innovation and inclusive business. Global Managing Partner of Dalberg, the premier advisory firm on inclusive growth in emerging markets. Managing and growing a mission-oriented firm across more than 18 countries worldwide.
Global Managing Partner
François Pétavy: One of the world’s leading experts on crowdsourcing, and with a 20 year digital (eBay), marketing (AGENCY.COM), and content (Ubi Soft) experience, François leads eYeka, a global creative community that enables the world’s largest brand to reinvent their innovation and marketing in the age of disruption.
Al Bunshaft: Senior Vice President of Global Affairs, Americas, for Dassault Systèmes. Responsible for strategic business development, academic sales and relationships, and coordination of the company’s involvement in institutes and consortia. Expert in 3D visualization, computer graphics and engineering-related software tools. Dassault Systèmes’ leading voice for STEM education in the United States.
SVP, Global Affairs, Americas
James A. Warren: A computational physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is Director of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Program. He crafted the MGI with government partners led by the Office of Science Technology Policy, and now coordinates inter-agency efforts accelerating discovery and design of new materials.
Director of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Program
Prashant Yadav: One of the world’s leading supply chain scientists. Advises dozens of country governments and global agencies on how to improve supply chains for better economic development and population health. A Scholar at Harvard Medical School and Supply Chain Strategy Leader at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Strategy Leader-Supply Chain, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholar, Harvard Medical School
Lisa La Bonte: Lisa has envisioned and delivered socio-economic results in emerging markets having created hundreds of programs, forums, competitions, and venture models for entrepreneurs, investors, and youth under Executive Order of the White House and through financial support of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, World Bank, U.S. Dept. of State, Royal families, and MNCs.
Bernard Luthi: CEO of Monoprice, Bernard Luthi brings over 20 years of experience to the company with a proven track record of transforming ecommerce and multi–channel organizations. Luthi is an effective leader, innovator and contributor who drives revenue by leveraging technology, sales, marketing, branding and exemplary customer experience talent.
Alex Jaimes: Scientist (AI, Machine Learning), innovator, speaker, engineering executive, and startup advisor (Columbia Ph.D., 100+ publications, patents, 4k+ citations), worked in 8 cities in 6 continents (DigitalOcean, Yahoo, Telefónica, IDIAP-EPFL, FujiXerox, IBM TJ Watson, Siemens, and AT&T Bell Labs), avid traveler (80+ countries), artist (photo, performance, new media).
Head of R&D
James Fuller: A seasoned and charismatic communications executive, James possesses public relations and public policy experience spanning a broad spectrum of consultative services. James advises C-suite leaders on effective media engagement, positioning strategy and public speaking. He has designed complex communications programs for multinationals and Fortune 500 companies to manage corporate campaigns and transformation initiatives.
Executive Vice President
Lorraine Hariton: Lorraine has 25 years in senior level positions in Silicon Valley including CEO of two start-ups before being appointed by President Obama as Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the US Department of State. Currently she is SVP of Global Partnerships for the New York Academy of Sciences working on STEM education and sustainability.
SVP Global Partnerships
New York Academy of Sciences
Julian Reyes: Julian is currently the project lead on Mars 2030, a collaboration between NASA, MIT, and Fusion to develop a scientifically accurate VR simulation of a future human mission to Mars. Julian is also Director of Technology at III Points Music and Technology Festival in Miami. His focus is on developing educational and informative virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences that utilize physical and digital means to push the medium forward.
Director of VR/AR
Fusion Media Group
Chief Scientist, MIT Media Lab
Co-Founder, Institute for Data Driven Design & Director, MIT Media Lab, Entrepreneurship Programr
David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Langer Lab
Particle Physicist, University of California;
Fellow Scientist and Ex-Spokesperson of the CMS Experiment, CERN
SVP of Research & Development
3M International and APAC
Co-Founder & VP of Engineering
Astrophysicist and Director, Hayden Planetarium
Rose Center for Earth and Space
Chairman & CEO
Chairman & CEO
Charles Bombardier Engineer, Innovator & Angel Investor
Direct Energy Residential
Executive VP, Oil Sands
Founder and CEO
Chairman of Segovia, Co-Founder of Facebook and
Founder of Jumo
Chief Scientist, Baidu,
Co-Founder, Coursera and Faculty of Stanford University
Founder & CEO
The Minerva Project
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer
SVP, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer, and Chief Architect of Innovation
Director of Educational Programs and Founder
The Chopra Center
Royal Hashemite Court
Kingdom of Jordan
Chairman & CEO
Norwegian Air Shuttle