2021 Keynote Panel Speakers

Isabella Casillas GuzmanAdministrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Keynote Panel Speaker: Opening Keynote Panel

Isabella Casillas Guzman was sworn in as the 27th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on March 17, 2021. She serves as the voice for America’s 30 million small businesses and innovative startups in President Biden’s Cabinet.
Administrator Guzman grew up in a small business family and has been an entrepreneur herself. She has spent her entire career advising entrepreneurs, launching ventures, helping small businesses navigate government, and creating policies and programs to help advance entrepreneurship and innovation.
Most recently, she served as the Director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate where she helped small businesses and innovative startups in the world’s fifth largest economy start, expand and grow. She advocated fiercely for financial relief for small businesses and focused on expanding assistance to entrepreneurs in underserved communities. In addition, she served as the economic recovery support function coordinator for the state, where she spearheaded the small business recovery effort during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Isabella Casillas GuzmanAdministrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Keynote Panel Speaker: Opening Keynote Panel

Isabella Casillas Guzman was sworn in as the 27th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on March 17, 2021. She serves as the voice for America’s 30 million small businesses and innovative startups in President Biden’s Cabinet.
Administrator Guzman grew up in a small business family and has been an entrepreneur herself. She has spent her entire career advising entrepreneurs, launching ventures, helping small businesses navigate government, and creating policies and programs to help advance entrepreneurship and innovation.
Most recently, she served as the Director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate where she helped small businesses and innovative startups in the world’s fifth largest economy start, expand and grow. She advocated fiercely for financial relief for small businesses and focused on expanding assistance to entrepreneurs in underserved communities. In addition, she served as the economic recovery support function coordinator for the state, where she spearheaded the small business recovery effort during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alex IamsExecutive Vice President, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)

Keynote Panel Speaker: Opening Keynote Panel

Alex Iams is the Executive Vice President at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). Most recently, he has led FCEDA’s work on the Fairfax County Economic Recovery Strategy and a regional economic development strategy for the National Capital Region. His career experience includes the recruitment of Amazon HQ2 and development of the Crystal City Sector Plan in Arlington. Previously, Iams worked for the Council of Development Finance Agencies and the International Economic Development Council. Lams holds a graduate degree in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.

Alex IamsExecutive Vice President, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)

Keynote Panel Speaker: Opening Keynote Panel

Alex Iams is the Executive Vice President at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). Most recently, he has led FCEDA’s work on the Fairfax County Economic Recovery Strategy and a regional economic development strategy for the National Capital Region. His career experience includes the recruitment of Amazon HQ2 and development of the Crystal City Sector Plan in Arlington. Previously, Iams worked for the Council of Development Finance Agencies and the International Economic Development Council. Lams holds a graduate degree in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.

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Melissa KingDirector Office of Innovation and Engagement, U. S. Department of Transportation

Keynote Panel Speaker: Opening Keynote Panel & Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Melissa King serves as the Director of the Office of Innovation and Engagement in the Office of the Secretary for the Department of Transportation. The primary services for her office include management of the department-wide innovation program and engagement services offered to the organization to enrich the employee experience.

Before this assignment, Melissa served as the Executive Director of Talent Development and Chief Learning Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration where she led FAA Leadership and Learning Institution (FLLI). She and her team brought over 11,000 students through instructor-led management curriculum in over 30 courses with goal of driving a high-performance culture through learning. Her team implemented a leadership model with a focus on building transformational leaders who understood the responsibility of encouraging innovation.

Prior to joining the FAA, Melissa directed Intelsat Global University for the preeminent global fixed satellite services provider. In that position, she focused on the transformation needed to take the former International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) into an Initial Public Offering (IPO). She also led talent management functions with MeadWestvaco, a global Fortune 500 manufacturer, stabilizing the post-merger workforce by focusing on the 10 capabilities, including innovation, needed to enhance organizational performance.

Melissa’s strategic acumen is evident in her dedication to guiding people and organizations through change. Melissa holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the State University of New York at Plattsburg and a Master's degree in Human Resources Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is also nearing completion of a doctorate with a dissertation titled: Strategies for Safely Adopting Digital Transformation in Aviation.

Melissa KingDirector Office of Innovation and Engagement, U. S. Department of Transportation

Keynote Panel Speaker: Opening Keynote Panel & Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Melissa King serves as the Director of the Office of Innovation and Engagement in the Office of the Secretary for the Department of Transportation. The primary services for her office include management of the department-wide innovation program and engagement services offered to the organization to enrich the employee experience.

Before this assignment, Melissa served as the Executive Director of Talent Development and Chief Learning Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration where she led FAA Leadership and Learning Institution (FLLI). She and her team brought over 11,000 students through instructor-led management curriculum in over 30 courses with goal of driving a high-performance culture through learning. Her team implemented a leadership model with a focus on building transformational leaders who understood the responsibility of encouraging innovation.

Prior to joining the FAA, Melissa directed Intelsat Global University for the preeminent global fixed satellite services provider. In that position, she focused on the transformation needed to take the former International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) into an Initial Public Offering (IPO). She also led talent management functions with MeadWestvaco, a global Fortune 500 manufacturer, stabilizing the post-merger workforce by focusing on the 10 capabilities, including innovation, needed to enhance organizational performance.

Melissa’s strategic acumen is evident in her dedication to guiding people and organizations through change. Melissa holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the State University of New York at Plattsburg and a Master's degree in Human Resources Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is also nearing completion of a doctorate with a dissertation titled: Strategies for Safely Adopting Digital Transformation in Aviation.

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Stu SolomonPresident & CEO, Connected DMV

Keynote Panel Speaker + Moderator: Opening Keynote Panel & Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Stu Solomon is the CEO of Connected DMV, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and delivers initiatives together with government, industry, academia, and community interests to the benefit of the greater Washington D.C. region (DMV) and beyond. Connected DMV leads and collaborates across sectors with an emphasis on delivering long-term social, digital, and physical infrastructure projects to drive healthy economic growth and improved social equities.

Previously, Stu served as President of IP3 (International Peace, Power, and Prosperity), an international energy and security startup with the mission of enabling safe and secure nuclear power solutions for the world’s most critical markets amidst international competition.

Stu served 31 years at Accenture, where he led a variety of energy businesses, while also serving as Managing Director of the Washington DC office. In his practice responsibilities, Stu worked with leading power companies to advance business strategies and capabilities in areas such as digital technology, SmartGrid, revenue cycle, cyber security, deregulation, competitive markets, corporate organization, culture, and human performance. Stu led the Washington DC office in growth from 2300 professionals, to over 6200 professionals by the time he retired.

He has served on a variety of non-profit and civic boards including Economic Club of Washington DC (Officer), Greater Washington Board of Trade (Chair), Federal City Council, KIPP DC, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, and Baylor University Advisory Board of the Hankamer School of Business. He was also named one of the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100.

Stu graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems.

Stu SolomonPresident & CEO, Connected DMV

Keynote Panel Speaker + Moderator: Opening Keynote Panel & Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Stu Solomon is the CEO of Connected DMV, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and delivers initiatives together with government, industry, academia, and community interests to the benefit of the greater Washington D.C. region (DMV) and beyond. Connected DMV leads and collaborates across sectors with an emphasis on delivering long-term social, digital, and physical infrastructure projects to drive healthy economic growth and improved social equities.

Previously, Stu served as President of IP3 (International Peace, Power, and Prosperity), an international energy and security startup with the mission of enabling safe and secure nuclear power solutions for the world’s most critical markets amidst international competition.

Stu served 31 years at Accenture, where he led a variety of energy businesses, while also serving as Managing Director of the Washington DC office. In his practice responsibilities, Stu worked with leading power companies to advance business strategies and capabilities in areas such as digital technology, SmartGrid, revenue cycle, cyber security, deregulation, competitive markets, corporate organization, culture, and human performance. Stu led the Washington DC office in growth from 2300 professionals, to over 6200 professionals by the time he retired.

He has served on a variety of non-profit and civic boards including Economic Club of Washington DC (Officer), Greater Washington Board of Trade (Chair), Federal City Council, KIPP DC, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, and Baylor University Advisory Board of the Hankamer School of Business. He was also named one of the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100.

Stu graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems.

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2021 Keynote Speakers

Alan BrodyCEO, TECHmarketing, Convean: iBreakfast & Startupalooza

Keynote Speaker: Is Your Company Fundable? & Session Panelist: Future of Funding

Alan Brody is the "Dean" of Digital Startups and founder of Startupalooza, the pitching forum and Capital Raising Workshop, that runs in 8 cities and helped entrepreneurs raise millions. He is author of The Startup Funding Formula and Are You Fundable? books that help Entrepreneurs understand the mindset of investors and get them to write a check.
Brody is CEO of Convean, the business strategy and event company that produces Angel Week, Cannavest and Blockchain Breakthroughs, the leading roadshow for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Startups.
He is the founder of the iBreakfast, New York and L.A.’s longest running Digital Media Executive Networking Group. He created the Marcom Awards, the first awards program for online advertising & marketing (now ADWEEK's Icon Awards). He has been a columnist for divisions of Advertising Age and ADWEEK.
Brody is one of the leading personalities in a new Startup series on the worldwide ZeeTV network entitled, Break Through The Crowd.

Alan BrodyCEO, TECHmarketing, Convean: iBreakfast & Startupalooza

Keynote Speaker: Is Your Company Fundable? & Session Panelist: Future of Funding

Alan Brody is the "Dean" of Digital Startups and founder of Startupalooza, the pitching forum and Capital Raising Workshop, that runs in 8 cities and helped entrepreneurs raise millions. He is author of The Startup Funding Formula and Are You Fundable? books that help Entrepreneurs understand the mindset of investors and get them to write a check.
Brody is CEO of Convean, the business strategy and event company that produces Angel Week, Cannavest and Blockchain Breakthroughs, the leading roadshow for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Startups.
He is the founder of the iBreakfast, New York and L.A.’s longest running Digital Media Executive Networking Group. He created the Marcom Awards, the first awards program for online advertising & marketing (now ADWEEK's Icon Awards). He has been a columnist for divisions of Advertising Age and ADWEEK.
Brody is one of the leading personalities in a new Startup series on the worldwide ZeeTV network entitled, Break Through The Crowd.

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Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBAChief Medical Officer, Accolade

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nundy

Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBA, is a primary care physician; Chief Medical Officer at Accolade, which helps over 2 million people navigate the health system; and the author of Care After COVID: What the Pandemic Revealed is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It https://www.careaftercovid.org/.. Dr. Nundy practices primary care at a safety net clinic in the greater Washington, DC, area and serves as a senior advisor to the World Bank and a lecturer in health policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute for Public Health. He received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBAChief Medical Officer, Accolade

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nundy

Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBA, is a primary care physician; Chief Medical Officer at Accolade, which helps over 2 million people navigate the health system; and the author of Care After COVID: What the Pandemic Revealed is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It https://www.careaftercovid.org/.. Dr. Nundy practices primary care at a safety net clinic in the greater Washington, DC, area and serves as a senior advisor to the World Bank and a lecturer in health policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute for Public Health. He received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Gitanjali RaoForbes 30 Under 30, America's Top Young Scientist, TED Speaker, TIME Top Young Innovator

Keynote Speaker: Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America's Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device "Tethys"—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and "Kindly"—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and "TIME Kid of the Year" for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 48,000 students in the last two years across four continents and 25 countries. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

Gitanjali is the author of the book "Young Innovator's Guide to STEM", which guides students, educators, or teachers with a prescribed 5 step innovation process. She was honored as one of America's Top Youth Volunteers by Prudential in 2021 for her workshops.

Gitanjali RaoForbes 30 Under 30, America's Top Young Scientist, TED Speaker, TIME Top Young Innovator

Keynote Speaker: Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America's Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device "Tethys"—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and "Kindly"—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and "TIME Kid of the Year" for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 48,000 students in the last two years across four continents and 25 countries. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

Gitanjali is the author of the book "Young Innovator's Guide to STEM", which guides students, educators, or teachers with a prescribed 5 step innovation process. She was honored as one of America's Top Youth Volunteers by Prudential in 2021 for her workshops.

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2021 Session Panel Speakers

Robert W. BowcockFounder, Integrated Resource Management, Inc.

Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Robert W. Bowcock founded Integrated Resource Management, Inc. in 1997 after serving as a Water Utility Manager in Azusa (1991-97) and Huntington Park (1987-91), California. Prior to that, Mr. Bowcock worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (1982-87), and as a US Army Civil Affairs Team Leader designed and constructed water treatment and distribution systems for various federal branches of government in Southeast Asia and South America. Mr. Bowcock has been appointed to serve on several Watermaster Boards by California Superior Courts since 1990 He is a licensed California Grade V Water Treatment Operator and maintains various other water industry licenses. He routinely provides expert witness work to legal firms in the specific area of water resource management.

Robert W. BowcockFounder, Integrated Resource Management, Inc.

Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Robert W. Bowcock founded Integrated Resource Management, Inc. in 1997 after serving as a Water Utility Manager in Azusa (1991-97) and Huntington Park (1987-91), California. Prior to that, Mr. Bowcock worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (1982-87), and as a US Army Civil Affairs Team Leader designed and constructed water treatment and distribution systems for various federal branches of government in Southeast Asia and South America. Mr. Bowcock has been appointed to serve on several Watermaster Boards by California Superior Courts since 1990 He is a licensed California Grade V Water Treatment Operator and maintains various other water industry licenses. He routinely provides expert witness work to legal firms in the specific area of water resource management.

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Phillip W. Bracken, CMBManaging Director, VantageScore Solutions

Session Panelist: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit

Phil Bracken is Managing Director of VantageScore Solutions. He has responsibility for the Mortgage Marketplace and Government & Industry Relations with the primary responsibility of advancing VantageScore in the mortgage industry.
He was previously Chief Policy Officer and Head of Government & Industry Relations for Radian Guaranty Mortgage Insurance, the largest private mortgage insurance company in the U.S.
In addition, Mr. Bracken is Chairman and Founder of the America’s Homeowner Alliance – the advocacy and member benefits alliance for the 75 million existing (and aspiring) Homeowners of America.
For the past 13 years, Mr. Bracken has been Co-Chairman of the Consumer / Lender Roundtable in Washington, DC which includes the most influential Consumer Groups and many of the largest Lenders in America. Mr. Bracken helped form the Roundtable 13 years ago with the Consumer Federation of America.
Additionally, Mr. Bracken serves on the Advisory Board of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and on the Board of Directors of the largest African American owned housing counseling organization in the US – HomeFree USA.
He was formerly Executive Vice President and Head of Government & Industry Relations of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (WFHM) and was Managing Director of Prudential Home Mortgage prior to its purchase by Wells Fargo. Mr. Bracken was President and CEO of America’s Mortgage Company in Springfield, Illinois for 11 years before it was purchased by the Prudential Insurance Company.
In 1987, Mr. Bracken was named Boss of the Year by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, Bracken was awarded the “lifetime achievement award” – The Eagle Award - by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. In 2009, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) of America awarded Bracken their “lifetime achievement award” – the Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) also recognized Bracken in November 2009 with their “lifetime achievement award” – The NAHREP Founders Award. In October, 2015, he received the “lifetime achievement award” – The Trailblazer Award from the National Bankers Association, and in May 2019 he received the National Policy Champion Award from the Asian Real Estate Association of America.
He is Past President of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association; the St. Louis Mortgage Bankers Association; the Missouri Mortgage Bankers Association and served 10 years on the Board of Directors of the MBA of America. He earned his Certified Mortgage Banker Designation in 2009.
Bracken earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from Eastern Illinois University. He played professional baseball before his career in financial services and is in the Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown of Decatur, Illinois.

Phillip W. Bracken, CMBManaging Director, VantageScore Solutions

Session Panelist: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit

Phil Bracken is Managing Director of VantageScore Solutions. He has responsibility for the Mortgage Marketplace and Government & Industry Relations with the primary responsibility of advancing VantageScore in the mortgage industry.
He was previously Chief Policy Officer and Head of Government & Industry Relations for Radian Guaranty Mortgage Insurance, the largest private mortgage insurance company in the U.S.
In addition, Mr. Bracken is Chairman and Founder of the America’s Homeowner Alliance – the advocacy and member benefits alliance for the 75 million existing (and aspiring) Homeowners of America.
For the past 13 years, Mr. Bracken has been Co-Chairman of the Consumer / Lender Roundtable in Washington, DC which includes the most influential Consumer Groups and many of the largest Lenders in America. Mr. Bracken helped form the Roundtable 13 years ago with the Consumer Federation of America.
Additionally, Mr. Bracken serves on the Advisory Board of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and on the Board of Directors of the largest African American owned housing counseling organization in the US – HomeFree USA.
He was formerly Executive Vice President and Head of Government & Industry Relations of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (WFHM) and was Managing Director of Prudential Home Mortgage prior to its purchase by Wells Fargo. Mr. Bracken was President and CEO of America’s Mortgage Company in Springfield, Illinois for 11 years before it was purchased by the Prudential Insurance Company.
In 1987, Mr. Bracken was named Boss of the Year by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, Bracken was awarded the “lifetime achievement award” – The Eagle Award - by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. In 2009, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) of America awarded Bracken their “lifetime achievement award” – the Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) also recognized Bracken in November 2009 with their “lifetime achievement award” – The NAHREP Founders Award. In October, 2015, he received the “lifetime achievement award” – The Trailblazer Award from the National Bankers Association, and in May 2019 he received the National Policy Champion Award from the Asian Real Estate Association of America.
He is Past President of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association; the St. Louis Mortgage Bankers Association; the Missouri Mortgage Bankers Association and served 10 years on the Board of Directors of the MBA of America. He earned his Certified Mortgage Banker Designation in 2009.
Bracken earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from Eastern Illinois University. He played professional baseball before his career in financial services and is in the Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown of Decatur, Illinois.

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Linda Y. BrewerExecutive Advisor | Organizational Transformation

Session Panelist: The Circular Economy

Linda Y. Brewer has served as a board advisor, executive advisor, and management advisor specializing in translating strategies into implemented realities. Over the past decades she has lead the development and delivery of the sustainability practice within the boutique leader in sustainability consulting. As a consultant, she has worked extensively with Fortune 100 clients to develop their responses to the economic, social, and environmental forces that drive sustainability, optimizing the community impacts of development, and adapting strategies for our dynamic climate. Linda has worked with clients to:
• Leverage economic insights into creating profitable sustainability strategies;
• Develop competitive strategies in environmental and social governance (ESG);
• Improve existing assets through strategically addressing climate impacts;
• Implement emerging green technologies;
• Challenge the status quo in safety and non-technical risk performance; and
• Increase operational and business process efficiencies.

Linda focuses on removing the barriers that prevent decision-making, and that negatively impact efficient design of major operational and support functions. She is experienced with the use of best organizational change management and transformation techniques and multi-partnership alignments that assure enhancements in relationships, reputation, efficiencies, and profits. Her work has shifted company cultures towards the understanding and inclusion of sustainability impacts on profits, shareholders, and community stakeholders. She has actively engaged community stakeholders from various global and local industry development locations, including in-depth engagement with indigenous groups. She has worked with companies such as Anglo American, American Express, BP, Chevron, ESB Ireland, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, GSK, Newmont Goldcorp, Ontario Hydro, Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell, Sony, and others.

Linda Y. BrewerExecutive Advisor | Organizational Transformation

Session Panelist: The Circular Economy

Linda Y. Brewer has served as a board advisor, executive advisor, and management advisor specializing in translating strategies into implemented realities. Over the past decades she has lead the development and delivery of the sustainability practice within the boutique leader in sustainability consulting. As a consultant, she has worked extensively with Fortune 100 clients to develop their responses to the economic, social, and environmental forces that drive sustainability, optimizing the community impacts of development, and adapting strategies for our dynamic climate. Linda has worked with clients to:
• Leverage economic insights into creating profitable sustainability strategies;
• Develop competitive strategies in environmental and social governance (ESG);
• Improve existing assets through strategically addressing climate impacts;
• Implement emerging green technologies;
• Challenge the status quo in safety and non-technical risk performance; and
• Increase operational and business process efficiencies.

Linda focuses on removing the barriers that prevent decision-making, and that negatively impact efficient design of major operational and support functions. She is experienced with the use of best organizational change management and transformation techniques and multi-partnership alignments that assure enhancements in relationships, reputation, efficiencies, and profits. Her work has shifted company cultures towards the understanding and inclusion of sustainability impacts on profits, shareholders, and community stakeholders. She has actively engaged community stakeholders from various global and local industry development locations, including in-depth engagement with indigenous groups. She has worked with companies such as Anglo American, American Express, BP, Chevron, ESB Ireland, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, GSK, Newmont Goldcorp, Ontario Hydro, Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell, Sony, and others.

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Dan ChandlerCybersecurity Expert

Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Dan Chandler has over 27 years of hands-on professional experience with every aspect of the information technology industry including network and server administration, application development, user support, process engineering, project management -including both traditional and agile methodologies-, business intelligence and analytics, and information security. Dan carries many industry certifications including the ISC2 CISSP certification. Dan also maintains a blog to help parents understand how to help kids stay safe online called Cybersecurity for Parents (https://cybersecurityforparents.com)
Dan has extensive experience in both the Federal Government and the telecommunications industry. Before joining the Federal Government in 2008 Dan worked for Perot Systems for 7 years. Prior to that Dan worked for several IT Startups including over 5 years helping to stand up Verizon’s own ISP, Verizon Online.

Dan is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Office of Management and Budget where he is responsible for developing security policy for the agency as well as operational security for OMB owned information systems.

Dan ChandlerCybersecurity Expert

Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Dan Chandler has over 27 years of hands-on professional experience with every aspect of the information technology industry including network and server administration, application development, user support, process engineering, project management -including both traditional and agile methodologies-, business intelligence and analytics, and information security. Dan carries many industry certifications including the ISC2 CISSP certification. Dan also maintains a blog to help parents understand how to help kids stay safe online called Cybersecurity for Parents (https://cybersecurityforparents.com)
Dan has extensive experience in both the Federal Government and the telecommunications industry. Before joining the Federal Government in 2008 Dan worked for Perot Systems for 7 years. Prior to that Dan worked for several IT Startups including over 5 years helping to stand up Verizon’s own ISP, Verizon Online.

Dan is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Office of Management and Budget where he is responsible for developing security policy for the agency as well as operational security for OMB owned information systems.

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Daniel L. CohenCEO, PainScript and and President, Optimus Healthcare Services

Session Panelist: Future of Healthcare

Mr. Cohen is a highly experienced “crisis manager” and policy “fixer,” with years of service at the highest political levels globally. He is the Chief Executive Officer of PainScript, Inc., an investment stage “telehealth” technology company seeking to improve patient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) Pain Management and other chronic diseases, President of Optimus Healthcare Services (OTC PK:HOPS) and he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network, a 129 bed, $150m annual revenue specialty hospital and is a member of the Strategic Planning subcommittee of the MedStar Hospital Network Board of Directors.

He is the founder and former Chair of the US Abuse Deterrent Coalition, a “talk group” of over 30 Abuse Deterrence Formulations (ADF) “innovator” manufacturers, patient advocates and related organizations seeking to expand access to abuse deterrent/tamper resistant technologies in prescription opioids.

Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President, Government and Public Relations with KemPharm, Inc., a biopharmaceutical “Prodrug” company which develops and commercializes technology to create a diverse pipeline of therapeutics that target market opportunities in pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other central nervous system indications. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Health Policy with EnteroMedics, an early-stage medical device company, he was part of the senior management team that led the successful 2015 FDA approval of the first new obesity medical device for consumers since 2001.

As the Consulting Head of North American Government Relations, he was responsible for public policy and governmental regulatory relations in Washington, D.C. and Canada for Grünenthal USA, a biopharmaceutical company which develops and commercializes ADF for opioid analgesics.

Formerly, as Managing Director/Global Government Relations for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, he was responsible for leading government relation functions, including formulating the overall strategy, representing the DTCC before the U.S. Congress, European Parliament, Asian governments, and their respective regulatory bodies in a successful effort to harmonized trade derivative policy and establish global trade data repositories.

Cohen has served in Washington, D.C. since 1979 and has experience in various senior-level government relations positions. Prior to his current roles, Cohen served as a senior executive with several medical device and healthcare corporations, including US Oncology/McKesson, the largest U.S. national oncology physician provider network, and Inamed/Allergan, a medical device/aesthetics company. In those positions, he established Washington, D.C., and global government relations functions, led the companies’ legislative policy and governmental regulatory relations program and was also responsible for managing public policy, investor relations, and political functions at the state, national and global levels.

Cohen was a principal at Loeffler, Jonas & Tuggey, LLP, where he managed several clients in healthcare including Purdue Pharma and Inamed, as well as the financial services industry including Citibank and the Economic and Trade Office of Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, Cohen was the senior legislative liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an Alternate Delegate of the United States to the United Nations, US Chairman of an international NGO and earlier served as Legislative Director for two Congressmen on Capitol Hill and in various campaign positions at the Presidential, Congressional, State, and local levels.

Cohen has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Willamette University and earned a Master of Arts/Liberal Studies degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University.

Daniel L. CohenCEO, PainScript and and President, Optimus Healthcare Services

Session Panelist: Future of Healthcare

Mr. Cohen is a highly experienced “crisis manager” and policy “fixer,” with years of service at the highest political levels globally. He is the Chief Executive Officer of PainScript, Inc., an investment stage “telehealth” technology company seeking to improve patient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) Pain Management and other chronic diseases, President of Optimus Healthcare Services (OTC PK:HOPS) and he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network, a 129 bed, $150m annual revenue specialty hospital and is a member of the Strategic Planning subcommittee of the MedStar Hospital Network Board of Directors.

He is the founder and former Chair of the US Abuse Deterrent Coalition, a “talk group” of over 30 Abuse Deterrence Formulations (ADF) “innovator” manufacturers, patient advocates and related organizations seeking to expand access to abuse deterrent/tamper resistant technologies in prescription opioids.

Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President, Government and Public Relations with KemPharm, Inc., a biopharmaceutical “Prodrug” company which develops and commercializes technology to create a diverse pipeline of therapeutics that target market opportunities in pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other central nervous system indications. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Health Policy with EnteroMedics, an early-stage medical device company, he was part of the senior management team that led the successful 2015 FDA approval of the first new obesity medical device for consumers since 2001.

As the Consulting Head of North American Government Relations, he was responsible for public policy and governmental regulatory relations in Washington, D.C. and Canada for Grünenthal USA, a biopharmaceutical company which develops and commercializes ADF for opioid analgesics.

Formerly, as Managing Director/Global Government Relations for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, he was responsible for leading government relation functions, including formulating the overall strategy, representing the DTCC before the U.S. Congress, European Parliament, Asian governments, and their respective regulatory bodies in a successful effort to harmonized trade derivative policy and establish global trade data repositories.

Cohen has served in Washington, D.C. since 1979 and has experience in various senior-level government relations positions. Prior to his current roles, Cohen served as a senior executive with several medical device and healthcare corporations, including US Oncology/McKesson, the largest U.S. national oncology physician provider network, and Inamed/Allergan, a medical device/aesthetics company. In those positions, he established Washington, D.C., and global government relations functions, led the companies’ legislative policy and governmental regulatory relations program and was also responsible for managing public policy, investor relations, and political functions at the state, national and global levels.

Cohen was a principal at Loeffler, Jonas & Tuggey, LLP, where he managed several clients in healthcare including Purdue Pharma and Inamed, as well as the financial services industry including Citibank and the Economic and Trade Office of Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, Cohen was the senior legislative liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an Alternate Delegate of the United States to the United Nations, US Chairman of an international NGO and earlier served as Legislative Director for two Congressmen on Capitol Hill and in various campaign positions at the Presidential, Congressional, State, and local levels.

Cohen has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Willamette University and earned a Master of Arts/Liberal Studies degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University.

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Michael R. Crawford, MBA, MHLADSOI, Howard University College of Medicine

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

Mr. Michael Crawford is the Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation (ADSOI) at the Howard University College of Medicine and Executive Director
of Howard University’s 1867 Health Innovation Project. Prior to Howard University, Mr. Crawford served as the Chief of Staff at Unity Health Care, Inc., one of the largest health center networks in the United States. Prior to Unity, Mr. Crawford held domestic and international leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and Gannett Company. Mr. Crawford brings expertise at the intersection of operations, strategy, digital health, data, innovation, product development, and policy. Mr. Crawford’s work focuses on developing scalable digital health and data models to help enhance health access, outcomes, and affordability for medically underserved and vulnerable populations.

Mr. Crawford serves on numerous national and local committees, including a member of the Academy of Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Service Research Learning Community, Member of Robert Wood Johnson National Commission To Transform Public Health Data Systems, Member of the District of Columbia Complete Count Committee, Member of New York eHealth Innovation Advisory Group, Member of American Essential Hospitals Education Committee, Advisory Board Member of National Minority Quality Forum, and Board Member of Boys and Girls Clubs Greater Washington.

Mr. Crawford holds a Master of Healthcare Leadership (MHL) with a concentration in healthcare administration and management from Brown University, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The George Washington University with a concentration in Strategic Management and Finance, and a Bachelor of Science from Rider University with a concentration in Marketing Strategy.

Michael R. Crawford, MBA, MHLADSOI, Howard University College of Medicine

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

Mr. Michael Crawford is the Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation (ADSOI) at the Howard University College of Medicine and Executive Director
of Howard University’s 1867 Health Innovation Project. Prior to Howard University, Mr. Crawford served as the Chief of Staff at Unity Health Care, Inc., one of the largest health center networks in the United States. Prior to Unity, Mr. Crawford held domestic and international leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and Gannett Company. Mr. Crawford brings expertise at the intersection of operations, strategy, digital health, data, innovation, product development, and policy. Mr. Crawford’s work focuses on developing scalable digital health and data models to help enhance health access, outcomes, and affordability for medically underserved and vulnerable populations.

Mr. Crawford serves on numerous national and local committees, including a member of the Academy of Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Service Research Learning Community, Member of Robert Wood Johnson National Commission To Transform Public Health Data Systems, Member of the District of Columbia Complete Count Committee, Member of New York eHealth Innovation Advisory Group, Member of American Essential Hospitals Education Committee, Advisory Board Member of National Minority Quality Forum, and Board Member of Boys and Girls Clubs Greater Washington.

Mr. Crawford holds a Master of Healthcare Leadership (MHL) with a concentration in healthcare administration and management from Brown University, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The George Washington University with a concentration in Strategic Management and Finance, and a Bachelor of Science from Rider University with a concentration in Marketing Strategy.

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Steve Douglas-CraigSenior Executive, Sony Pictures

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment

Steve is a Senior Executive at Sony Pictures in charge of creative development. At Sony, he has financed dozens of movies streaming and has worked with leading producers, studio executives, agents for leading stars and screenwriters. He has read thousands of scripts and moved many to creation and distribution. Steve began his career as a journalist, theater performer and educator, and has recently moved to Washington, DC, to create a media company focused on film financing. He is also an adjunct professor of film for American University.

Steve Douglas-CraigSenior Executive, Sony Pictures

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment

Steve is a Senior Executive at Sony Pictures in charge of creative development. At Sony, he has financed dozens of movies streaming and has worked with leading producers, studio executives, agents for leading stars and screenwriters. He has read thousands of scripts and moved many to creation and distribution. Steve began his career as a journalist, theater performer and educator, and has recently moved to Washington, DC, to create a media company focused on film financing. He is also an adjunct professor of film for American University.

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John ElkingtonFounder and Chief-pollinator, Volans Ventures

Session Panelist: Sustainability

John Elkington is an award winning world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, a bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. John is the founder and chief-pollinator of Volans, which works with leaders to make sense of the emergent future to unlock the potential of their organisation.

Volans tackles some of the world's most challenging problems, helping key actors move from the responsibility agenda through resilience to regeneration through strategic advisory work. John's thought leadership is brought to bear in Volans Inquiries including Project Breakthrough, Tomorrow’s Capitalism Inquiry and the Green Swans Observatory.

John has helped create and incubate movements including the B Team, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK and he was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008, In 2009 John was named 4th in an international survey Top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama and Anita Roddick.

John has addressed over 1,000 conferences globally and has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, the latest being Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.

John ElkingtonFounder and Chief-pollinator, Volans Ventures

Session Panelist: Sustainability

John Elkington is an award winning world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, a bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. John is the founder and chief-pollinator of Volans, which works with leaders to make sense of the emergent future to unlock the potential of their organisation.

Volans tackles some of the world's most challenging problems, helping key actors move from the responsibility agenda through resilience to regeneration through strategic advisory work. John's thought leadership is brought to bear in Volans Inquiries including Project Breakthrough, Tomorrow’s Capitalism Inquiry and the Green Swans Observatory.

John has helped create and incubate movements including the B Team, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK and he was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008, In 2009 John was named 4th in an international survey Top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama and Anita Roddick.

John has addressed over 1,000 conferences globally and has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, the latest being Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.

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Susie EllisCo-Founder, Chair & CEO, Global Wellness Institute and Global Wellness Summit

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

Susie Ellis is the chair and CEO of the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute, considered the industry’s leading global research and educational resource. She is also co-founder, chair and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit, an organization at the heart of the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy focused on facilitating collaboration amongst industry thought leaders. Recognized as a leading authority on wellness trends, Ellis is a popular speaker at industry events. She sits on numerous academic and industry boards, including the EHL – Swiss Hospitality Management School in Lausanne, the Aspen Brain Institute, the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, and was also a member of the World Economic Forum’s “Accelerating Health and Well-being Initiative.” She holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Susie EllisCo-Founder, Chair & CEO, Global Wellness Institute and Global Wellness Summit

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

Susie Ellis is the chair and CEO of the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute, considered the industry’s leading global research and educational resource. She is also co-founder, chair and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit, an organization at the heart of the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy focused on facilitating collaboration amongst industry thought leaders. Recognized as a leading authority on wellness trends, Ellis is a popular speaker at industry events. She sits on numerous academic and industry boards, including the EHL – Swiss Hospitality Management School in Lausanne, the Aspen Brain Institute, the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, and was also a member of the World Economic Forum’s “Accelerating Health and Well-being Initiative.” She holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Kathleen GalvinVice President, CGI

Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Kathleen Galvin is a Vice President with CGI, a global consultancy with the scale, reach, and capabilities to meet clients’ digital transformation needs. Responsible for CGI’s commercial business in the Greater Washington Area, she leads a diverse, multi-industry portfolio, providing end-to-end information technology and business consulting services. Working side-by-side with clients, she draws on CGI’s global capabilities to help identify, develop, implement, and operate innovative strategies and solutions. Ms. Galvin holds a Master of Fine Arts, with a focus on creative thinking and writing.

Kathleen GalvinVice President, CGI

Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Kathleen Galvin is a Vice President with CGI, a global consultancy with the scale, reach, and capabilities to meet clients’ digital transformation needs. Responsible for CGI’s commercial business in the Greater Washington Area, she leads a diverse, multi-industry portfolio, providing end-to-end information technology and business consulting services. Working side-by-side with clients, she draws on CGI’s global capabilities to help identify, develop, implement, and operate innovative strategies and solutions. Ms. Galvin holds a Master of Fine Arts, with a focus on creative thinking and writing.

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Dr. Jeremy GartnerFounder, Career Propulsion

Career Reinvention & Propulsion Workshop

Dr. Jeremy Gartner is the founder of Career Propulsion. He is on a mission to help 100,000 job seekers land their dream job by 2024 by leveraging the power of a community and reinventing the rules of the game. He has submitted 13 patents, obtained a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, conducted research in Particle Physics at CERN in Switzerland, and is currently pursuing his MBA at Wharton.

Jeremy also worked as a Lead Recruiter in the Med-Tech industry, and he has now developed a proprietary methodology that already guided hundreds of job seekers to land their dream job without applying online. This methodology is the basis of the "Career Reinvention & Propulsion Workshop" he will be conducting at the Wharton DC Innovation from 5:30 to 6:10 pm on June 15, 2021.

Jeremy lived in France and Israel before immigrating to the US in 2012.

Dr. Jeremy GartnerFounder, Career Propulsion

Career Reinvention & Propulsion Workshop

Dr. Jeremy Gartner is the founder of Career Propulsion. He is on a mission to help 100,000 job seekers land their dream job by 2024 by leveraging the power of a community and reinventing the rules of the game. He has submitted 13 patents, obtained a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, conducted research in Particle Physics at CERN in Switzerland, and is currently pursuing his MBA at Wharton.

Jeremy also worked as a Lead Recruiter in the Med-Tech industry, and he has now developed a proprietary methodology that already guided hundreds of job seekers to land their dream job without applying online. This methodology is the basis of the "Career Reinvention & Propulsion Workshop" he will be conducting at the Wharton DC Innovation from 5:30 to 6:10 pm on June 15, 2021.

Jeremy lived in France and Israel before immigrating to the US in 2012.

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Betsy GlickFederal Bureau of Investigation

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment

Betsy Glick is a public affairs specialist for the FBI. In her role as a media advisor, she assists productions developing motion pictures, television dramas, documentaries, podcasts and vodcasts. In addition to serving as a technical consultant to writers, directors and producers, she hosts Hollywood workshops and produces FBI’s public service campaigns on topics such as cybercrime awareness, child safety, and general crime prevention.
Glick came to the FBI as the former director of communications at the American Battle Monuments Commission National World War II Memorial Campaign, where she served as its spokeswoman and spearheaded publicity efforts.
Glick has a long career in storytelling and communications, having overseen national anti-drug communications; directing the creation of an educational campaign teaching the importance of life insurance (based on her own personal tragedy); writing features for AAA World Magazine, and creating ads and jingles as an advertising copywriter at two South Florida advertising agencies.
Glick is a 2019 Ragan Communications/PR Daily “Top Women In Communications” and a 2020 Joseph Wharton Award recipient. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing custom color pet portraits for friends, celebrities and charity causes.

Betsy GlickFederal Bureau of Investigation

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment

Betsy Glick is a public affairs specialist for the FBI. In her role as a media advisor, she assists productions developing motion pictures, television dramas, documentaries, podcasts and vodcasts. In addition to serving as a technical consultant to writers, directors and producers, she hosts Hollywood workshops and produces FBI’s public service campaigns on topics such as cybercrime awareness, child safety, and general crime prevention.
Glick came to the FBI as the former director of communications at the American Battle Monuments Commission National World War II Memorial Campaign, where she served as its spokeswoman and spearheaded publicity efforts.
Glick has a long career in storytelling and communications, having overseen national anti-drug communications; directing the creation of an educational campaign teaching the importance of life insurance (based on her own personal tragedy); writing features for AAA World Magazine, and creating ads and jingles as an advertising copywriter at two South Florida advertising agencies.
Glick is a 2019 Ragan Communications/PR Daily “Top Women In Communications” and a 2020 Joseph Wharton Award recipient. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing custom color pet portraits for friends, celebrities and charity causes.

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Kimberly D. HartManagement & Program Analyst

Session Moderator: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Kimberly D. Hart is an inspiring speaker, entrepreneur, success strategist, and teacher.

She is a Management and Program Analyst serving on a detail to the Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary’s Office of Innovation and Engagement. Kimberly has over 18 years of federal service. At her home office, the FAA, she is the Corporate Learning and Development Liaison for the Air Traffic Organization (ATO)’s 45,000+ workforce. There she manages the selection and ongoing progress of the agency’s top leadership development programs such as the Program for Emerging Leaders, Senior Leadership Development Program, and Federal Executive Institute. Kimberly has led several national initiatives that impacted the ATO and allowed her to be recognized as an expert on corporate leadership development programs and succession planning opportunities.

Kimberly is a graduate of the Program for Emerging Leaders and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

She is the Author of Permission To Win: A Daughters Guide To Winning From The Inside Out where nearly 40 high achieving women and girls provided lessons learned and winning strategies to the next generation of leading ladies. She is also the founder of Queens 2 Bee Leadership Academy where they support the beauty and brilliance of girls ages 7-18 through education, empowering opportunities, and exposure. In January, Queens 2 Bee launched their 202WON campaign with a commitment to provide free leadership development coaching to 1,000 girls by the year’s end. Kimberly successfully leverages the experience and expertise of professional women, entrepreneurs, CEOs and industry leaders in facilitating the coaching events to meet this aggressive goal.

Kimberly is looking forward to even greater opportunities with the Department and has resolved that Quitting Is Not An Option!

Kimberly D. HartManagement & Program Analyst

Session Moderator: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Kimberly D. Hart is an inspiring speaker, entrepreneur, success strategist, and teacher.

She is a Management and Program Analyst serving on a detail to the Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary’s Office of Innovation and Engagement. Kimberly has over 18 years of federal service. At her home office, the FAA, she is the Corporate Learning and Development Liaison for the Air Traffic Organization (ATO)’s 45,000+ workforce. There she manages the selection and ongoing progress of the agency’s top leadership development programs such as the Program for Emerging Leaders, Senior Leadership Development Program, and Federal Executive Institute. Kimberly has led several national initiatives that impacted the ATO and allowed her to be recognized as an expert on corporate leadership development programs and succession planning opportunities.

Kimberly is a graduate of the Program for Emerging Leaders and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

She is the Author of Permission To Win: A Daughters Guide To Winning From The Inside Out where nearly 40 high achieving women and girls provided lessons learned and winning strategies to the next generation of leading ladies. She is also the founder of Queens 2 Bee Leadership Academy where they support the beauty and brilliance of girls ages 7-18 through education, empowering opportunities, and exposure. In January, Queens 2 Bee launched their 202WON campaign with a commitment to provide free leadership development coaching to 1,000 girls by the year’s end. Kimberly successfully leverages the experience and expertise of professional women, entrepreneurs, CEOs and industry leaders in facilitating the coaching events to meet this aggressive goal.

Kimberly is looking forward to even greater opportunities with the Department and has resolved that Quitting Is Not An Option!

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Justin HulseCo-Founder & COO, MWM Systems

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment

Justin Hulse is the Cofounder and COO of MWM Systems, with over 10 years of experience in business operations, property management and team leadership. Justin brings tremendous value to any project or team by identifying bottlenecks in their operations and implementing systems to streamline processes to increase productivity. Justin has been recognized on numerous occasions as a top performer by those he has worked with.

Justin’s journey into business started in college as a scholarship D1 athlete in baseball. His athletic background prepared him to be a high performance leader who takes teams to their “World Series”. In his transition into the corporate world over the past 15 years he has managed teams of over 200 employees. Currently, one of the projects that Justin is leading is focused on former athletes and their transition from sports into the world of business.

Justin HulseCo-Founder & COO, MWM Systems

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment

Justin Hulse is the Cofounder and COO of MWM Systems, with over 10 years of experience in business operations, property management and team leadership. Justin brings tremendous value to any project or team by identifying bottlenecks in their operations and implementing systems to streamline processes to increase productivity. Justin has been recognized on numerous occasions as a top performer by those he has worked with.

Justin’s journey into business started in college as a scholarship D1 athlete in baseball. His athletic background prepared him to be a high performance leader who takes teams to their “World Series”. In his transition into the corporate world over the past 15 years he has managed teams of over 200 employees. Currently, one of the projects that Justin is leading is focused on former athletes and their transition from sports into the world of business.

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Angelina JaoCo-Founder & CEO, van der Becq Holdings, LLC

Session Panelist: Future of Leisure

Angelina Jao is the Co-Founder and CEO of van der Becq Holdings, LLC, a social impact investment firm, and has been a serial entrepreneur since college. She is the former Chief Development Officer of the New York Software Industry Association, the high-tech trade association founded by David Rockefeller’s NYC Partnership, supported by New York State’s Empire State Development Corp., the U.S. Small Business Administration, IBM, Google, Microsoft, JPMorganChase, PwC, and other Fortune 1000 companies. Angelina also served as the Managing Director and Creative Director of “The Incubator at 55 Broad”, a 23,000 s/f co-working space in the iconic high-rise building housing The Digital Sandbox. As Managing Director of this first-of-its-kind space, $21 million was successfully raised for graduates of The Incubator. Concurrently, Angelina founded The International Council (later spun off as The International Council on Sustainable Development, or ICSD), and led production of over 60 events annually, including overseas trade missions, working with foreign government economic development agencies and delegations. Angelina served as the NY Delegate to the World Congress on Information Technology for multiple terms. She has produced events hosting Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and thousands of B2B stakeholders at the annual NY Software Summits. She has produced white-glove convenings for foreign government presidents, and other government officials, on ICT development and innovation. Angelina has a BA in International Relations and English from Univ. of WI-Madison, and a master’s in marketing from Univ. of MD. She was Instructor of the most popular course at City Univ. of NY Graduate Center, “Marketing and the Internet”. While at Harvard, one of Angelina’s master theses addressing e-waste and human rights, “Maximizing High Btu Bioenergy Feedstock Developments for NY State Economic Development” won an international prize at the Annual Advanced Energy Conference at Javits Convention Center. Her team also won First Place at Google Techstars, SATELLITE2019. Angelina has served annually as a state-level judge for FIRST Foundation's LEGO Robotics League, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, various 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 entities in education and economic development, and Founder/ex-officio head of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs – Greater DC.

Angelina JaoCo-Founder & CEO, van der Becq Holdings, LLC

Session Panelist: Future of Leisure

Angelina Jao is the Co-Founder and CEO of van der Becq Holdings, LLC, a social impact investment firm, and has been a serial entrepreneur since college. She is the former Chief Development Officer of the New York Software Industry Association, the high-tech trade association founded by David Rockefeller’s NYC Partnership, supported by New York State’s Empire State Development Corp., the U.S. Small Business Administration, IBM, Google, Microsoft, JPMorganChase, PwC, and other Fortune 1000 companies. Angelina also served as the Managing Director and Creative Director of “The Incubator at 55 Broad”, a 23,000 s/f co-working space in the iconic high-rise building housing The Digital Sandbox. As Managing Director of this first-of-its-kind space, $21 million was successfully raised for graduates of The Incubator. Concurrently, Angelina founded The International Council (later spun off as The International Council on Sustainable Development, or ICSD), and led production of over 60 events annually, including overseas trade missions, working with foreign government economic development agencies and delegations. Angelina served as the NY Delegate to the World Congress on Information Technology for multiple terms. She has produced events hosting Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and thousands of B2B stakeholders at the annual NY Software Summits. She has produced white-glove convenings for foreign government presidents, and other government officials, on ICT development and innovation. Angelina has a BA in International Relations and English from Univ. of WI-Madison, and a master’s in marketing from Univ. of MD. She was Instructor of the most popular course at City Univ. of NY Graduate Center, “Marketing and the Internet”. While at Harvard, one of Angelina’s master theses addressing e-waste and human rights, “Maximizing High Btu Bioenergy Feedstock Developments for NY State Economic Development” won an international prize at the Annual Advanced Energy Conference at Javits Convention Center. Her team also won First Place at Google Techstars, SATELLITE2019. Angelina has served annually as a state-level judge for FIRST Foundation's LEGO Robotics League, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, various 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 entities in education and economic development, and Founder/ex-officio head of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs – Greater DC.

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Henrik JeppesenHead of Investor Outreach, North America, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Session Panelist: Sustainability

As Carbon Tracker's Head of Investor Outreach for North America, Henrik has advised many of the world's largest and most influential investment managers, public pension funds, insurance companies, faith-based investors, endowments and foundations on portfolio decarbonization, ESG integration and investment stewardship strategies. Henrik works to build awareness and understanding of carbon and stranded asset risk, broadening the distribution and usage of CTI's proprietary research amongst institutional investors. Henrik serves as a member of the Climate Action 100+ Initiative’s Technical Advisory Group tasked to develop metrics and benchmark to track companies’ progress and performance.

Prior to Carbon Tracker, Henrik spent more than 20 years in equity research sales and sell-side equity research covering traditional and renewable energy, consumer goods, transportation, materials and healthcare for SEB Enskilda in their London, Copenhagen and New York offices, where he also helped pioneer the first green bond issuances. Henrik began his career as a buy-side equity portfolio manager for Nykredit Asset Management in Copenhagen.

Henrik holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, where he also lectured on capital markets and the IPO process. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certificate of Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations as well as SASB’s Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential. Henrik is co-chair of the CFA Society New York’s Sustainable Investing Group.

Henrik JeppesenHead of Investor Outreach, North America, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Session Panelist: Sustainability

As Carbon Tracker's Head of Investor Outreach for North America, Henrik has advised many of the world's largest and most influential investment managers, public pension funds, insurance companies, faith-based investors, endowments and foundations on portfolio decarbonization, ESG integration and investment stewardship strategies. Henrik works to build awareness and understanding of carbon and stranded asset risk, broadening the distribution and usage of CTI's proprietary research amongst institutional investors. Henrik serves as a member of the Climate Action 100+ Initiative’s Technical Advisory Group tasked to develop metrics and benchmark to track companies’ progress and performance.

Prior to Carbon Tracker, Henrik spent more than 20 years in equity research sales and sell-side equity research covering traditional and renewable energy, consumer goods, transportation, materials and healthcare for SEB Enskilda in their London, Copenhagen and New York offices, where he also helped pioneer the first green bond issuances. Henrik began his career as a buy-side equity portfolio manager for Nykredit Asset Management in Copenhagen.

Henrik holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, where he also lectured on capital markets and the IPO process. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certificate of Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations as well as SASB’s Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential. Henrik is co-chair of the CFA Society New York’s Sustainable Investing Group.

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Anthony LevyCEO, Cistor

Session Panelist: The Circular Economy

Leading the promotion of sustainability and the Circular Economy in the IT industry. Anthony is the CEO of Cistor,a specialist in network infrastructure transformation and leading Cisco Premier Partner. The Cistor group has a turnover (revenue) of >£20m and operates in Europe, US, and Asia. For more than a decade, Anthony has specialized in promoting the importance of the Circular Economy and its role in the IT industry, devoting his time to ensuring the rapid process of technological change can be supported in a sustainable way through reused and remanufactured technology. With years of experience building sustainable solutions, Anthony is a highly credible speaker and an active advocate for green IT, offering an informed, independent view of the IT trends surrounding this topic.

Anthony LevyCEO, Cistor

Session Panelist: The Circular Economy

Leading the promotion of sustainability and the Circular Economy in the IT industry. Anthony is the CEO of Cistor,a specialist in network infrastructure transformation and leading Cisco Premier Partner. The Cistor group has a turnover (revenue) of >£20m and operates in Europe, US, and Asia. For more than a decade, Anthony has specialized in promoting the importance of the Circular Economy and its role in the IT industry, devoting his time to ensuring the rapid process of technological change can be supported in a sustainable way through reused and remanufactured technology. With years of experience building sustainable solutions, Anthony is a highly credible speaker and an active advocate for green IT, offering an informed, independent view of the IT trends surrounding this topic.

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David LightonFounder & CEO, SendFriend

Session Panelist: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit

David Lighton, Founder/ CEO of SendFriend, is a serial entrepreneur focused on blockchain technology, payments, and financial inclusion. He created SendFriend to enable lower-cost, cross-border payments following his experience working for the World Bank in Haiti, after the devastating earthquake of 2010. David is also a co-founder of Lithium Finance, a DeFi protocol to price illiquid assets, backed by leading investors. He is also a Fellow in Yale University's Global Justice Program. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and MA and BA degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

David LightonFounder & CEO, SendFriend

Session Panelist: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit

David Lighton, Founder/ CEO of SendFriend, is a serial entrepreneur focused on blockchain technology, payments, and financial inclusion. He created SendFriend to enable lower-cost, cross-border payments following his experience working for the World Bank in Haiti, after the devastating earthquake of 2010. David is also a co-founder of Lithium Finance, a DeFi protocol to price illiquid assets, backed by leading investors. He is also a Fellow in Yale University's Global Justice Program. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and MA and BA degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Dan LoaguePresident, Washington DC ArchAngels

Keynote Moderator: Is Your Company Fundable?

Dan Loague has an extensive background in venture capital and early stage investments. Over the past twenty-five years he has built, and now works with a national network of exceptionally active angels, professional investors, corporate, business development professionals, technology enterprise executives and government officials. He is currently President, Washington DC ArchAngels, and formerly the DC representative of Ventana Capital, Irvine CA, and Executive Director, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds.

In addition, he is Executive Director, Capital Formation Institute, Inc., a non-profit serving a national network of leading startup investors, licensees and commercialization professionals. In past positions, Mr. Loague has worked extensively as a state-level economic development professional, serving six consecutive governors of the state of Oklahoma. He is also a former university professor and instructor, and during 1963-67, served in the U.S. Air Force Systems Command as an Avionics Officer in RF-4C aircraft test program.

Dan LoaguePresident, Washington DC ArchAngels

Keynote Moderator: Is Your Company Fundable?

Dan Loague has an extensive background in venture capital and early stage investments. Over the past twenty-five years he has built, and now works with a national network of exceptionally active angels, professional investors, corporate, business development professionals, technology enterprise executives and government officials. He is currently President, Washington DC ArchAngels, and formerly the DC representative of Ventana Capital, Irvine CA, and Executive Director, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds.

In addition, he is Executive Director, Capital Formation Institute, Inc., a non-profit serving a national network of leading startup investors, licensees and commercialization professionals. In past positions, Mr. Loague has worked extensively as a state-level economic development professional, serving six consecutive governors of the state of Oklahoma. He is also a former university professor and instructor, and during 1963-67, served in the U.S. Air Force Systems Command as an Avionics Officer in RF-4C aircraft test program.

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Sean KidneyCEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Session Panelist: Sustainability

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is an international NGO working to mobilize global capital to finance a rapid, global transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. Sean Kidney co-founded CBI in 2009, with a launch at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and has served as CEO ever since.
CBI develops policies and programmes that will support private sector investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. It also educates investors and prospective bond issuers about opportunities with environmental solutions related to addressing climate change.
Working with Climate Bond Partners in the investment and banking community in 30 countries around the world, it aims to reduce market friction and improve risk differentiation for green investments. That includes advocacy around standards; issuer support for bond market development; and policy interventions that promote green finance solutions. Partners include major investors such as BlackRock, Allianz GI and PGGM; major banks such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, Citi, Barclays, BNP Paribas and RBC; and Government Ministries in Switzerland and France.
Climate Bonds Initiative projects include:
- A green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and some 200 organizations involved in its development and governance. The Board includes the Treasurer of California, Bill Lockyer; the US Investor Network on Climate Risk; the EU Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change; CalSTRS, the USA’s second largest pension fund; Australia’s Investor Group on Climate Change; the Natural Resources Defense Council; and the International Cooperative Mutual Insurers Federation;
- Working with China’s central bank on how to grow green bonds in China;
- Green bond market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, India, ASEAN and East Africa;
- Providing comprehensive market data and analysis.
Sean is a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.

Sean is a member of the:
- European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance
- French government’s Green Sovereign Bond Evaluation Council
- Sustainability Fellow at the Nordic Institute for Finance, Technology and Sustainability.
- Astana International Finance Centre’s Green Advisory Committee
- Advisory Network to the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, which aims to accelerate progress towards a healthy ocean.
- European Advisory Board of the SMARTER Finance for Families (energy efficiency) initiative
- International Advisory Board of the Romanian Sustainable Investment Finance Association (ROSIF)
- International Advisory Panel of the International Sustainable Finance Centre in Prague

He is the Climate Bonds representative at the:
- Future of Sustainable Data Alliance
- Mexico Climate Finance Consultative Board
- DRC Congo Green Finance Task Force
- Board of the UNDP-GEF Climate Aggregation Platform

He has previously been a:
- Consultant on green bonds to the United Nations Secretary General
- Member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
- Member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
- Member of the Peoples Bank of China Green Finance Task Force
- Member of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Expert Committee on Climate Finance.
- Member of the Blended Finance Task Force

In 2016 he was named Environmental Finance magazine’s “Personality of the Year” and for the past three years he has been voted GlobalCapital magazine’s “Most Influential Champion” of the sustainable finance market.

A regular speaker on climate change and finance, Sean has over the past year spoken at conferences and seminars on six continents.

Sean is an Irish national. He has four daughters and lives in London with his partner.

Sean KidneyCEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Session Panelist: Sustainability

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is an international NGO working to mobilize global capital to finance a rapid, global transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. Sean Kidney co-founded CBI in 2009, with a launch at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and has served as CEO ever since.
CBI develops policies and programmes that will support private sector investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. It also educates investors and prospective bond issuers about opportunities with environmental solutions related to addressing climate change.
Working with Climate Bond Partners in the investment and banking community in 30 countries around the world, it aims to reduce market friction and improve risk differentiation for green investments. That includes advocacy around standards; issuer support for bond market development; and policy interventions that promote green finance solutions. Partners include major investors such as BlackRock, Allianz GI and PGGM; major banks such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, Citi, Barclays, BNP Paribas and RBC; and Government Ministries in Switzerland and France.
Climate Bonds Initiative projects include:
- A green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and some 200 organizations involved in its development and governance. The Board includes the Treasurer of California, Bill Lockyer; the US Investor Network on Climate Risk; the EU Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change; CalSTRS, the USA’s second largest pension fund; Australia’s Investor Group on Climate Change; the Natural Resources Defense Council; and the International Cooperative Mutual Insurers Federation;
- Working with China’s central bank on how to grow green bonds in China;
- Green bond market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, India, ASEAN and East Africa;
- Providing comprehensive market data and analysis.
Sean is a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.

Sean is a member of the:
- European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance
- French government’s Green Sovereign Bond Evaluation Council
- Sustainability Fellow at the Nordic Institute for Finance, Technology and Sustainability.
- Astana International Finance Centre’s Green Advisory Committee
- Advisory Network to the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, which aims to accelerate progress towards a healthy ocean.
- European Advisory Board of the SMARTER Finance for Families (energy efficiency) initiative
- International Advisory Board of the Romanian Sustainable Investment Finance Association (ROSIF)
- International Advisory Panel of the International Sustainable Finance Centre in Prague

He is the Climate Bonds representative at the:
- Future of Sustainable Data Alliance
- Mexico Climate Finance Consultative Board
- DRC Congo Green Finance Task Force
- Board of the UNDP-GEF Climate Aggregation Platform

He has previously been a:
- Consultant on green bonds to the United Nations Secretary General
- Member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
- Member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
- Member of the Peoples Bank of China Green Finance Task Force
- Member of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Expert Committee on Climate Finance.
- Member of the Blended Finance Task Force

In 2016 he was named Environmental Finance magazine’s “Personality of the Year” and for the past three years he has been voted GlobalCapital magazine’s “Most Influential Champion” of the sustainable finance market.

A regular speaker on climate change and finance, Sean has over the past year spoken at conferences and seminars on six continents.

Sean is an Irish national. He has four daughters and lives in London with his partner.

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Robert LongyearVice President, Digital Health and Innovation at Avenue & Wanderly

Session Moderator + Panelist: Future of Healthcare

Robert Longyear is VP of Digital Health and Innovation at Wanderly and Avenue Health, a Wanderly company. He is the author of Innovating for Wellness, a book that explores the intersection of health policy and health technology innovation. His second book on remote-patient monitoring and virtual care will be published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis in August 2021.

Robert has worked across the healthcare industry for a number of organizations including Medicaid Health Plans of America in policy analysis, Wellcare Health Plans in clinical quality improvement, and the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI). At the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, he led two projects in conjunction with major Medicaid health plans looking at national best practices in high-risk care coordination and social determinants of health data collection at the point of Medicaid enrollment. In his career in health technology, Robert was Director of Product at a pharmacy-focused mHealth technology company where he took the company to a contract with the United States Air Force and lead the submission of three NIH SBIR grant proposals. Robert has consulted for several innovative biotechnology and digital health companies from start-ups to market leaders.

His research work has been published by the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, NEJM Catalyst, and the American Psychological Association’s Practice Innovations. His main focus is on innovations for healthcare delivery and care management as well as the application of digital health technologies to healthcare services, broadly. Specifically, Robert has expertise in remote-patient monitoring, virtual care, and the use of digital experiences to solve problems in healthcare services.

He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Healthcare Management and Policy, where he completed his thesis on innovative payment and care delivery system reform efforts in state Medicaid programs. At Georgetown, Robert also received his national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. At age 20, his mom's chronic myeloid leukemia spiraled out of control and he became a caregiver for a high-risk patient with multiple chronic conditions as she fought for her life.

For more information, you can connect with Robert L. Longyear III on LinkedIn and @RLLongyear on Twitter.

Robert LongyearVice President, Digital Health and Innovation at Avenue & Wanderly

Session Moderator + Panelist: Future of Healthcare

Robert Longyear is VP of Digital Health and Innovation at Wanderly and Avenue Health, a Wanderly company. He is the author of Innovating for Wellness, a book that explores the intersection of health policy and health technology innovation. His second book on remote-patient monitoring and virtual care will be published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis in August 2021.

Robert has worked across the healthcare industry for a number of organizations including Medicaid Health Plans of America in policy analysis, Wellcare Health Plans in clinical quality improvement, and the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI). At the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, he led two projects in conjunction with major Medicaid health plans looking at national best practices in high-risk care coordination and social determinants of health data collection at the point of Medicaid enrollment. In his career in health technology, Robert was Director of Product at a pharmacy-focused mHealth technology company where he took the company to a contract with the United States Air Force and lead the submission of three NIH SBIR grant proposals. Robert has consulted for several innovative biotechnology and digital health companies from start-ups to market leaders.

His research work has been published by the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, NEJM Catalyst, and the American Psychological Association’s Practice Innovations. His main focus is on innovations for healthcare delivery and care management as well as the application of digital health technologies to healthcare services, broadly. Specifically, Robert has expertise in remote-patient monitoring, virtual care, and the use of digital experiences to solve problems in healthcare services.

He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Healthcare Management and Policy, where he completed his thesis on innovative payment and care delivery system reform efforts in state Medicaid programs. At Georgetown, Robert also received his national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. At age 20, his mom's chronic myeloid leukemia spiraled out of control and he became a caregiver for a high-risk patient with multiple chronic conditions as she fought for her life.

For more information, you can connect with Robert L. Longyear III on LinkedIn and @RLLongyear on Twitter.

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Eric LundgrenFounder & CEO, BigBattery, Inc.

Session Panelist: The Circular Economy

Eric Lundgren is an American social entrepreneur, innovator, and advocate best known for recycling electronic waste. He is the CEO of BigBattery, Inc. and Founder of IT Asset Partners (ITAP, Inc.), Both electronics reuse, and Hybrid Recycling companies. As a social entrepreneur, Lundgren's life purpose is to create sustainable energy and recycling solutions for the world.

• In 2002, Lundgren moved to Los Angeles and started his first electronics recycling company, Environmental Computer Associates (ECA), where he worked with a number of large companies including American Airlines. (2006-2011), Lundgren traveled to China for five years to learn about electronic recycling while providing repair parts to OEM's in the USA to prolong the lifecycle of electronics. (2012), Lundgren launched IT Asset Partners (ITAP, Inc.), the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cell phones, tablets and computers into new functional devices, slowing the stream of harmful chemicals and metals into landfills and the environment. The company repurposes enterprise and consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries, harvests generic parts & components and recycles electronic waste streams for Fortune 50/500 Companies on a global scale. (2015), Lundgren worked with the President of Ghana to solve the country's eWaste epidemic, providing new tools and solutions for eWaste processing in places like Agbogbloshie, Accra. Receiving awards from the GIPC and Ghanaian EPA for his work. (2017), Lundgren became a "Guinness World Record Holder" by building the "Worlds Longest Range Electric Vehicle" out of Recycled consumer eWaste and driving the car 999.5 Miles on a single charge to demonstrate the power of Hybrid Recycling and Electric Vehicles. (2019), Lundgren built BigBattery.com, To provide cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions for America. BigBattery.com has provided 47,000 Battery ESS Systems to date disrupting the battery industry by manufacturing these batteries in California, lowering the cost of energy storage solutions in the USA by over 40%, ending the era of inefficient lead-acid batteries in the USA.

As a leader in the Circular Economy and the RightToRepair movement, Lundgren continues to fight wasteful practices by converting toxic waste streams into reusable products for the benefit of mankind.

Eric LundgrenFounder & CEO, BigBattery, Inc.

Session Panelist: The Circular Economy

Eric Lundgren is an American social entrepreneur, innovator, and advocate best known for recycling electronic waste. He is the CEO of BigBattery, Inc. and Founder of IT Asset Partners (ITAP, Inc.), Both electronics reuse, and Hybrid Recycling companies. As a social entrepreneur, Lundgren's life purpose is to create sustainable energy and recycling solutions for the world.

• In 2002, Lundgren moved to Los Angeles and started his first electronics recycling company, Environmental Computer Associates (ECA), where he worked with a number of large companies including American Airlines. (2006-2011), Lundgren traveled to China for five years to learn about electronic recycling while providing repair parts to OEM's in the USA to prolong the lifecycle of electronics. (2012), Lundgren launched IT Asset Partners (ITAP, Inc.), the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cell phones, tablets and computers into new functional devices, slowing the stream of harmful chemicals and metals into landfills and the environment. The company repurposes enterprise and consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries, harvests generic parts & components and recycles electronic waste streams for Fortune 50/500 Companies on a global scale. (2015), Lundgren worked with the President of Ghana to solve the country's eWaste epidemic, providing new tools and solutions for eWaste processing in places like Agbogbloshie, Accra. Receiving awards from the GIPC and Ghanaian EPA for his work. (2017), Lundgren became a "Guinness World Record Holder" by building the "Worlds Longest Range Electric Vehicle" out of Recycled consumer eWaste and driving the car 999.5 Miles on a single charge to demonstrate the power of Hybrid Recycling and Electric Vehicles. (2019), Lundgren built BigBattery.com, To provide cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions for America. BigBattery.com has provided 47,000 Battery ESS Systems to date disrupting the battery industry by manufacturing these batteries in California, lowering the cost of energy storage solutions in the USA by over 40%, ending the era of inefficient lead-acid batteries in the USA.

As a leader in the Circular Economy and the RightToRepair movement, Lundgren continues to fight wasteful practices by converting toxic waste streams into reusable products for the benefit of mankind.

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Kristine Martin AndersonExecutive Vice President & Civilian Services Lead, Booz Allen Hamilton

Session Panelist: Future of Healthcare

Kristine Martin Anderson is an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton based in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a recognized leader in federal policy and information technology with extensive experience implementing new government programs.
Ms. Anderson currently leads Booz Allen’s Civilian Services Group which includes all contracts supporting the Departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Justice, Treasury, Labor, Commerce, Transportation and Energy. Prior to that, she led Booz Allen’s work in Health. She personally led work focused on implementing legislation, most recently the Affordable Care Act and ARRA/HITECH. Before joining Booz Allen, she was the Vice President for Operations and Strategy at CareScience, a software solutions company that she helped to launch in 1992 and take public in 2000.

Ms. Anderson holds an M.B.A from The Wharton School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kristine Martin AndersonExecutive Vice President & Civilian Services Lead, Booz Allen Hamilton

Session Panelist: Future of Healthcare

Kristine Martin Anderson is an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton based in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a recognized leader in federal policy and information technology with extensive experience implementing new government programs.
Ms. Anderson currently leads Booz Allen’s Civilian Services Group which includes all contracts supporting the Departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Justice, Treasury, Labor, Commerce, Transportation and Energy. Prior to that, she led Booz Allen’s work in Health. She personally led work focused on implementing legislation, most recently the Affordable Care Act and ARRA/HITECH. Before joining Booz Allen, she was the Vice President for Operations and Strategy at CareScience, a software solutions company that she helped to launch in 1992 and take public in 2000.

Ms. Anderson holds an M.B.A from The Wharton School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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David MoreyWharton Alum & Joseph Wharton Award Recipient & Chairman, DMG Global

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David Morey, founder and Chairman of DMG Global, is one of America’s leading strategic consultants and speakers. He is the best-selling author of the The Underdog Advantage, The Leadership Campaign, Creating Business Magic, the #1 New Release on Amazon, and most recently Innovating Innovation. For many years, Mr. Morey served as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years, he has worked with a who’s who of Fortune 500 leaders—and advised five Nobel Peace Prize winners and nineteen winning global presidential campaigns. Mr. Morey’s corporate clients include GE, Verizon, Pepsi, Mars, KPMG, McDonald's, Microsoft, News Corp., Nike, P&G, Disney, Visa, The Coca-Cola Company, Linkedin, TPG, American Express, NBC, Samsung, Deloitte, CVS, and many others.

David MoreyWharton Alum & Joseph Wharton Award Recipient & Chairman, DMG Global

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David Morey, founder and Chairman of DMG Global, is one of America’s leading strategic consultants and speakers. He is the best-selling author of the The Underdog Advantage, The Leadership Campaign, Creating Business Magic, the #1 New Release on Amazon, and most recently Innovating Innovation. For many years, Mr. Morey served as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years, he has worked with a who’s who of Fortune 500 leaders—and advised five Nobel Peace Prize winners and nineteen winning global presidential campaigns. Mr. Morey’s corporate clients include GE, Verizon, Pepsi, Mars, KPMG, McDonald's, Microsoft, News Corp., Nike, P&G, Disney, Visa, The Coca-Cola Company, Linkedin, TPG, American Express, NBC, Samsung, Deloitte, CVS, and many others.

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Dr. Hans C. MummSenior Intelligence Officer & Cybersecurity Professional

Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Dr. Hans C. Mumm is senior intelligence officer/cybersecurity professional with over 27 years of progressively challenging positions within the advanced (emerging and disruptive) technology fields and information technology arenas. Dr. Mumm has led highly-visible, high-pressure projects in autonomous systems research, artificial intelligence (A.I.) 5G initiatives, and cybersecurity/risk management programs for the intelligence community, including the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) the National Security Council (NSC), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Dr. Mumm's research extends into emerging and disruptive technology for offensive and defensive missions supporting U.S. and coalition operations. His expertise focuses on determining the specific uses, exceptions, and allowances for robotics operations, including studying the unintended consequences, future applications, and misuse of such technologies. Dr. Mumm has created solutions to the U.S.'s need to adopt an integrated autonomous infrastructure that would allow a dynamic, cross-sector risk management process through private-public partnerships to transform the outdated U.S. transportation infrastructure.

Dr. Hans C. MummSenior Intelligence Officer & Cybersecurity Professional

Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Dr. Hans C. Mumm is senior intelligence officer/cybersecurity professional with over 27 years of progressively challenging positions within the advanced (emerging and disruptive) technology fields and information technology arenas. Dr. Mumm has led highly-visible, high-pressure projects in autonomous systems research, artificial intelligence (A.I.) 5G initiatives, and cybersecurity/risk management programs for the intelligence community, including the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) the National Security Council (NSC), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Dr. Mumm's research extends into emerging and disruptive technology for offensive and defensive missions supporting U.S. and coalition operations. His expertise focuses on determining the specific uses, exceptions, and allowances for robotics operations, including studying the unintended consequences, future applications, and misuse of such technologies. Dr. Mumm has created solutions to the U.S.'s need to adopt an integrated autonomous infrastructure that would allow a dynamic, cross-sector risk management process through private-public partnerships to transform the outdated U.S. transportation infrastructure.

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Ron NewcombPresident, The Forge Studios

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment & Session Moderator: Future of Leisure

Ron Newcomb created The Forge Studios, and has written and directed award-winning short and feature length independent films. He founded FCF, a faith based film and filmmakers network with over 1800 enthusiasts, and also co-leads the DMV Producers Association, and is a founder of The Fantasy Network. Ron launched two film summits in the Washington region, bringing in leading Hollywood and industry experts to educate filmmakers on the business of making movies. His experience extends to the gaming industry and how it has developed over the past few years.

Ron NewcombPresident, The Forge Studios

Session Panelist: Future of Entertainment & Session Moderator: Future of Leisure

Ron Newcomb created The Forge Studios, and has written and directed award-winning short and feature length independent films. He founded FCF, a faith based film and filmmakers network with over 1800 enthusiasts, and also co-leads the DMV Producers Association, and is a founder of The Fantasy Network. Ron launched two film summits in the Washington region, bringing in leading Hollywood and industry experts to educate filmmakers on the business of making movies. His experience extends to the gaming industry and how it has developed over the past few years.

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Natalia Olson-UrtechoChief Operating Officer, Entrepreneur, Obama Appointee @SBA. Speaker, Advisor

Session Panelist: Future of Funding & Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Natalia Olson-Urtecho is a serial entrepreneur and recognized expert in finance, government, smart cities, commercialization of technologies. Prior to cofounding The Disruptive Factory, she was appointed by President Obama as the SBA Regional Administrator managing yearly 35 billion dollars in government contracts and 8 billion in loans for SMEs. Natalia was appointed to Philadelphia’s Planning Commission and served as the Vice Chair of the Zoning Code Commission. She was appointed to the U.S. Innovation Advisory Board to advise Congress and the White House on competitiveness and innovation. She has been honored with numerous prestigious awards such as Woman of Distinction for her work in sustainable infrastructure & the green economy.

Natalia Olson-UrtechoChief Operating Officer, Entrepreneur, Obama Appointee @SBA. Speaker, Advisor

Session Panelist: Future of Funding & Session Panelist: Future of Infrastructure

Natalia Olson-Urtecho is a serial entrepreneur and recognized expert in finance, government, smart cities, commercialization of technologies. Prior to cofounding The Disruptive Factory, she was appointed by President Obama as the SBA Regional Administrator managing yearly 35 billion dollars in government contracts and 8 billion in loans for SMEs. Natalia was appointed to Philadelphia’s Planning Commission and served as the Vice Chair of the Zoning Code Commission. She was appointed to the U.S. Innovation Advisory Board to advise Congress and the White House on competitiveness and innovation. She has been honored with numerous prestigious awards such as Woman of Distinction for her work in sustainable infrastructure & the green economy.

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Alison O'Neil, B.S.M.E., A.R.S.Founder & President, Senior Select Seal and Beauty Becomes You Foundation

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

Leading with a strong interest in people and what it takes to age well, the impact of products and technology supports Ms. O’Neil’s expertise in the Aging Industry.

Alison was aging technology leader, Aging2.0’s Atlanta Ambassador for 3 years. Recognized speaker and author to several published articles of note, she works closely with and has been recognized by numerous institutions like Georgia Tech Research Institute and organizations including AARP, American Society on Aging and Geriatric Educators Association who focus on the growing longevity market.

Awarded by Atlanta Magazine for her unique Certification Mark, Alison is the Founder and President of Senior Select Seal a unique certification that identifies, tests and certifies packages and products for Easy Open and Ease of Use for Senior adults and Any One at Any Age with a disability that threatens independence.

She is Founder of the Beauty Becomes You™ Charitable 501(c)(3) Foundation whose mission to Prevent Failure to Thrive Syndrome is accomplished through serving the Aesthetic Health and Hygiene needs of senior adults. Among other esteemed recognitions, she was selected out of more than 6300 Charity Founders and is a L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth. She is a Point of Light honoree and recipient of the highly coveted, Presidential Service Award.

Focused on a well-rounded approach to Living Well Life Long, Ms. O’Neil led the podcast path by hosting Aging Beautifully Today on The Better You Project.com. introducing leaders devoted to health, wealth and Quality of Life~ lifelong.

Alison O'Neil, B.S.M.E., A.R.S.Founder & President, Senior Select Seal and Beauty Becomes You Foundation

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

Leading with a strong interest in people and what it takes to age well, the impact of products and technology supports Ms. O’Neil’s expertise in the Aging Industry.

Alison was aging technology leader, Aging2.0’s Atlanta Ambassador for 3 years. Recognized speaker and author to several published articles of note, she works closely with and has been recognized by numerous institutions like Georgia Tech Research Institute and organizations including AARP, American Society on Aging and Geriatric Educators Association who focus on the growing longevity market.

Awarded by Atlanta Magazine for her unique Certification Mark, Alison is the Founder and President of Senior Select Seal a unique certification that identifies, tests and certifies packages and products for Easy Open and Ease of Use for Senior adults and Any One at Any Age with a disability that threatens independence.

She is Founder of the Beauty Becomes You™ Charitable 501(c)(3) Foundation whose mission to Prevent Failure to Thrive Syndrome is accomplished through serving the Aesthetic Health and Hygiene needs of senior adults. Among other esteemed recognitions, she was selected out of more than 6300 Charity Founders and is a L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth. She is a Point of Light honoree and recipient of the highly coveted, Presidential Service Award.

Focused on a well-rounded approach to Living Well Life Long, Ms. O’Neil led the podcast path by hosting Aging Beautifully Today on The Better You Project.com. introducing leaders devoted to health, wealth and Quality of Life~ lifelong.

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Brian ParkManaging Partner, SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain

Keynote Moderator: Gitanjali Rao

Brian is a startup evangelist, advisor, and angel investor. He is also the Managing Partner at the SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain (Formerly AOL Fishbowl Labs), which is the premiere startup accelerator in the Washington DC area and he has helped raised more than $150M in funding for their portfolio companies (MHelpDesk, ThreatQuotient, Xmode, Urgent.ly, Curator, Airside Mobile).
He is the DC Chapter Director of Startup Grind, which is one of the largest hi-tech startup communities in the world with over 2,000,000 startup entrepreneurs in 600 cities.
Prior to Startup Grind, he has over 20 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development from AOL, Merrill Lynch and has started three previous startups. He is on the board of Monte Jade DC and is the chapter director for Startup Grind DC.
He has been featured in Forbes as “17 Top Business Gurus to Follow” and other publications such as Washington Post, Huffington Post, Politico, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Washington Business Journal, and DCInno “50 on Fire” 2017 and 2018.
He has a BS in Information Systems/Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Brian ParkManaging Partner, SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain

Keynote Moderator: Gitanjali Rao

Brian is a startup evangelist, advisor, and angel investor. He is also the Managing Partner at the SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain (Formerly AOL Fishbowl Labs), which is the premiere startup accelerator in the Washington DC area and he has helped raised more than $150M in funding for their portfolio companies (MHelpDesk, ThreatQuotient, Xmode, Urgent.ly, Curator, Airside Mobile).
He is the DC Chapter Director of Startup Grind, which is one of the largest hi-tech startup communities in the world with over 2,000,000 startup entrepreneurs in 600 cities.
Prior to Startup Grind, he has over 20 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development from AOL, Merrill Lynch and has started three previous startups. He is on the board of Monte Jade DC and is the chapter director for Startup Grind DC.
He has been featured in Forbes as “17 Top Business Gurus to Follow” and other publications such as Washington Post, Huffington Post, Politico, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Washington Business Journal, and DCInno “50 on Fire” 2017 and 2018.
He has a BS in Information Systems/Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Drew PetrushkaGovernment & Industry Relations Manager at U.S. Mortgage Insurers

Session Moderator: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit & Session Moderator: Future of Infrastructure

Drew is a government relations professional with a background in financial services and foreign policy. He is currently Government & Industry Relations Manager at U.S. Mortgage Insurers, where he has implemented legislative and member-focused strategies to support record-setting levels of new originations and address the impacts of COVID-19 on homeowners throughout the nation. He is also a consultant for the Korea Risk Group, publishing analysis on U.S.-China and China-Korean Peninsula relations. Previously, he was Associate Director of Business Development & Communications at the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, where he supported corporate partnerships and fundraising. He holds a BA from George Washington University and an MA and MBA from Georgetown University.

Drew PetrushkaGovernment & Industry Relations Manager at U.S. Mortgage Insurers

Session Moderator: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit & Session Moderator: Future of Infrastructure

Drew is a government relations professional with a background in financial services and foreign policy. He is currently Government & Industry Relations Manager at U.S. Mortgage Insurers, where he has implemented legislative and member-focused strategies to support record-setting levels of new originations and address the impacts of COVID-19 on homeowners throughout the nation. He is also a consultant for the Korea Risk Group, publishing analysis on U.S.-China and China-Korean Peninsula relations. Previously, he was Associate Director of Business Development & Communications at the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, where he supported corporate partnerships and fundraising. He holds a BA from George Washington University and an MA and MBA from Georgetown University.

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Sat PillaiCEO, CircledUp

Session Moderator: Sustainability & Session Moderator: The Circular Economy

Sat Pillai had an epiphany after 25 years working globally in strategy and policy, finance and technology, and people and operations, with firms such as Procter & Gamble, Capgemini Consulting, and Bank of America: the root cause of many business problems and global challenges arise from our ineffective and inefficient ways of working in groups. To fix that, he founded CircledUp, an analytics firm that reinvents the way stakeholders work together to build successful, inclusive, and sustainable initiatives. In his spare time, he is an advisor on Environment Policy at the Federation of Small Businesses, an evangelist of the Circular Economy, and a practitioner of lighthouse parenting. Sat is a graduate of Imperial College (Chemical Engineering) and The Wharton School (MBA).

Sat PillaiCEO, CircledUp

Session Moderator: Sustainability & Session Moderator: The Circular Economy

Sat Pillai had an epiphany after 25 years working globally in strategy and policy, finance and technology, and people and operations, with firms such as Procter & Gamble, Capgemini Consulting, and Bank of America: the root cause of many business problems and global challenges arise from our ineffective and inefficient ways of working in groups. To fix that, he founded CircledUp, an analytics firm that reinvents the way stakeholders work together to build successful, inclusive, and sustainable initiatives. In his spare time, he is an advisor on Environment Policy at the Federation of Small Businesses, an evangelist of the Circular Economy, and a practitioner of lighthouse parenting. Sat is a graduate of Imperial College (Chemical Engineering) and The Wharton School (MBA).

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Dr. Stephen M. PopkinDeputy Director for Research and Innovation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Dr. Stephen Popkin, a recognized authority in transportation fatigue and human factors, has served as the Deputy Director for Research and Innovation at the US DOT’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA since 2017. Popkin helps build and monitor the Volpe Center’s research, innovation, and demonstration portfolio of hundreds of projects across the government, private, and non-profit entities that sponsor Volpe work. He supports the Volpe Center Director and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to carry out Secretarial priorities and major DOT initiatives, particularly in key areas such as automation, safety, data analytics, and operator impairment, achieving revenue levels and cost efficiencies. Dr. Popkin guides the Volpe Center’s technical workforce of more than 460 professionals to successfully carry out the organization’s mission.

Dr. Stephen M. PopkinDeputy Director for Research and Innovation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Session Panelist: Future of Transportation & Logistics

Dr. Stephen Popkin, a recognized authority in transportation fatigue and human factors, has served as the Deputy Director for Research and Innovation at the US DOT’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA since 2017. Popkin helps build and monitor the Volpe Center’s research, innovation, and demonstration portfolio of hundreds of projects across the government, private, and non-profit entities that sponsor Volpe work. He supports the Volpe Center Director and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to carry out Secretarial priorities and major DOT initiatives, particularly in key areas such as automation, safety, data analytics, and operator impairment, achieving revenue levels and cost efficiencies. Dr. Popkin guides the Volpe Center’s technical workforce of more than 460 professionals to successfully carry out the organization’s mission.

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Randall ReadeExecutive Vice President, Washington DC ArchAngels

Session Moderator: Future of Funding & Session Moderator: Future of Entertainment

Randall Reade is the co-founder of the Washington DC ArchAngels, an angel investment group that finds, vets, and presents early stage companies to hundreds of investors. Founded in 2011, The ArchAngels has presented over 800 companies from clean tech, biotech, medical devices, AI and blockchain, energy, apps, games, and even cookies. Mr. Reade has developed an extensive network of investors around the US, and taken companies to China and Poland for investment and access to markets in Asia and the EU.

Recently, Mr. Reade has become a popular speaker for webinars and podcasts on what investors are looking for when they hear a company pitch. He has also develop a Training Program for investors and entrepreneurs on how become an investor and an entrepreneur at dcarchangels.org.

Randall ReadeExecutive Vice President, Washington DC ArchAngels

Session Moderator: Future of Funding & Session Moderator: Future of Entertainment

Randall Reade is the co-founder of the Washington DC ArchAngels, an angel investment group that finds, vets, and presents early stage companies to hundreds of investors. Founded in 2011, The ArchAngels has presented over 800 companies from clean tech, biotech, medical devices, AI and blockchain, energy, apps, games, and even cookies. Mr. Reade has developed an extensive network of investors around the US, and taken companies to China and Poland for investment and access to markets in Asia and the EU.

Recently, Mr. Reade has become a popular speaker for webinars and podcasts on what investors are looking for when they hear a company pitch. He has also develop a Training Program for investors and entrepreneurs on how become an investor and an entrepreneur at dcarchangels.org.

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Chinmai SharmaPresident-Americas, RateGain

Session Panelist: Future of Leisure

Chinmai is a seasoned travel industry professional with more than two decades of global experience in the fields of Commercial optimization, Distribution, Strategic Marketing and Technology. Chinmai is currently President-Americas for RateGain based out of their Dallas, TX office. RateGain is a leading provider of SaaS products, which help travel and hospitality companies with cognitive revenue management, smart e-distribution, and brand engagement with the goal of maximizing revenue every day.
Before joining RateGain, Chinmai was the Chief Revenue Officer of Taj Hotel Group (IHCL) where he held group level responsibility for global sales, marketing, revenue management, distribution, digital, loyalty & analytics. He has also held leadership roles with companies like Starwood Capital Group based in Paris, Wyndham Hotel Group in New Jersey, Joie de Vivre Hotels (now part of Hyatt) in San Francisco and with Expedia Inc. in Bellevue, WA.
Chinmai is a Hotel Management graduate along with a B.A. with Math and holds a joint MBA from IMHI/ESSEC Business School, Paris and Cornell Hotel School (M.M.H), New York. Chinmai has held advisory board roles with travel technology companies like Sabre (https://www.sabre.com/) as well as with some Travel Tech start-ups. He is a current board member of non-profit hospitality associations HSMAI and HEDNA. He has been named as one of the 'Top 20 Extraordinary minds within Sales, Marketing and Technology' by HSMAI Europe.
Chinmai speaks regularly at industry events and contributes to educational institutions. He has been a visiting fellow to the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University in United Kingdom and is a regular speaker at Les Roches Hospitality School Switzerland, ESSEC Business School Paris, New York University and Cornell University.

Chinmai SharmaPresident-Americas, RateGain

Session Panelist: Future of Leisure

Chinmai is a seasoned travel industry professional with more than two decades of global experience in the fields of Commercial optimization, Distribution, Strategic Marketing and Technology. Chinmai is currently President-Americas for RateGain based out of their Dallas, TX office. RateGain is a leading provider of SaaS products, which help travel and hospitality companies with cognitive revenue management, smart e-distribution, and brand engagement with the goal of maximizing revenue every day.
Before joining RateGain, Chinmai was the Chief Revenue Officer of Taj Hotel Group (IHCL) where he held group level responsibility for global sales, marketing, revenue management, distribution, digital, loyalty & analytics. He has also held leadership roles with companies like Starwood Capital Group based in Paris, Wyndham Hotel Group in New Jersey, Joie de Vivre Hotels (now part of Hyatt) in San Francisco and with Expedia Inc. in Bellevue, WA.
Chinmai is a Hotel Management graduate along with a B.A. with Math and holds a joint MBA from IMHI/ESSEC Business School, Paris and Cornell Hotel School (M.M.H), New York. Chinmai has held advisory board roles with travel technology companies like Sabre (https://www.sabre.com/) as well as with some Travel Tech start-ups. He is a current board member of non-profit hospitality associations HSMAI and HEDNA. He has been named as one of the 'Top 20 Extraordinary minds within Sales, Marketing and Technology' by HSMAI Europe.
Chinmai speaks regularly at industry events and contributes to educational institutions. He has been a visiting fellow to the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University in United Kingdom and is a regular speaker at Les Roches Hospitality School Switzerland, ESSEC Business School Paris, New York University and Cornell University.

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Ruwan SalgadoPrincipal of Strat8gy International, LLC & Program Chair, Wharton Innovation Summit Principal, Strat8gy International, LLC

Ruwan Salgado is Principal of Strat8gy International, LLC, an international management consultancy, and was a Partner at Sino America Investment Partners, a venture seeking to assist Chinese companies with investing in the United States. He has expertise in business development, project management, operations, financial management and analysis, and strategic planning. As a management consultant in and outside of the U.S., Ruwan has worked with senior government officials and corporate executives in a wide range of industries including oil, mining, healthcare, finance/capital markets, education and agribusiness. He has served in general management, strategic planning, business development, operations and finance roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Early in his career, he gained experience in venture capital at Calvert Ventures, which established the first socially responsible venture capital fund, helping to manage its portfolio companies and identify and assess new investment opportunities. More recently, Ruwan served as the Executive Director of World Links, an internationally award winning (e.g., from the World Economic Forum etc.) and innovative spin-off from The World Bank that focused on leveraging information and communications technology to improve global education. While at World Links, he spoke on educational technology at international conferences in Africa, Asia and the U.S.A. Ruwan served for over a decade as the President of the University of Chicago Booth School’s alumni club in the Washington, D.C. area and was co-founder and co-Chair of its Entrepreneurs’ Advisory Group, which provided monthly pro bono advise to Washington, DC area entrepreneurs. He serves on the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee tasked to advise Montgomery County, Maryland’s Planning Board on the implementation of the County’s multi-billion dollar White Flint Sector Plan. Ruwan has an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University. He received both a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College.

Ruwan SalgadoPrincipal of Strat8gy International, LLC & Program Chair, Wharton Innovation Summit Principal, Strat8gy International, LLC

Ruwan Salgado is Principal of Strat8gy International, LLC, an international management consultancy, and was a Partner at Sino America Investment Partners, a venture seeking to assist Chinese companies with investing in the United States. He has expertise in business development, project management, operations, financial management and analysis, and strategic planning. As a management consultant in and outside of the U.S., Ruwan has worked with senior government officials and corporate executives in a wide range of industries including oil, mining, healthcare, finance/capital markets, education and agribusiness. He has served in general management, strategic planning, business development, operations and finance roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Early in his career, he gained experience in venture capital at Calvert Ventures, which established the first socially responsible venture capital fund, helping to manage its portfolio companies and identify and assess new investment opportunities. More recently, Ruwan served as the Executive Director of World Links, an internationally award winning (e.g., from the World Economic Forum etc.) and innovative spin-off from The World Bank that focused on leveraging information and communications technology to improve global education. While at World Links, he spoke on educational technology at international conferences in Africa, Asia and the U.S.A. Ruwan served for over a decade as the President of the University of Chicago Booth School’s alumni club in the Washington, D.C. area and was co-founder and co-Chair of its Entrepreneurs’ Advisory Group, which provided monthly pro bono advise to Washington, DC area entrepreneurs. He serves on the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee tasked to advise Montgomery County, Maryland’s Planning Board on the implementation of the County’s multi-billion dollar White Flint Sector Plan. Ruwan has an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University. He received both a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College.

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Alan N. SchlaiferChairman, Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit; President, Wharton School Club of DC

Alan is the Summit Chair and President of the Wharton Club of Washington, DC. His dedication to the School and the Club resulted in his becoming a recipient of the Club’s Joseph Wharton Award and Wharton’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. During his tenure, the Club has had 15 successful conferences, including the five Innovation Summits that have stimulated, connected and empowered a diverse group of innovators and entrepreneurs within and well beyond the Wharton alumni network.

An accomplished business attorney with the highest rating, “a v,” from Martindale-Hubbell, Alan’s career has been split between private practice (now in business and general practice) and public service. He received a Distinguished Service Award for his decade of service as a Senior Trial Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission after two years at the Justice Department. Alan earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School following his undergraduate work at the Wharton School.

Alan N. SchlaiferChairman, Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit; President, Wharton School Club of DC

Alan is the Summit Chair and President of the Wharton Club of Washington, DC. His dedication to the School and the Club resulted in his becoming a recipient of the Club’s Joseph Wharton Award and Wharton’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. During his tenure, the Club has had 15 successful conferences, including the five Innovation Summits that have stimulated, connected and empowered a diverse group of innovators and entrepreneurs within and well beyond the Wharton alumni network.

An accomplished business attorney with the highest rating, “a v,” from Martindale-Hubbell, Alan’s career has been split between private practice (now in business and general practice) and public service. He received a Distinguished Service Award for his decade of service as a Senior Trial Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission after two years at the Justice Department. Alan earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School following his undergraduate work at the Wharton School.

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Nigel SmithPresident, Zurena LLC

Session Moderator: Future of the Longevity Economy

Nigel Smith is a passionate and visionary leader with expertise in entrepreneurship, strategy development, business development and innovation in a wide variety of industry sectors, and in particular age-tech, insurance and beverages.

He is the Founder and President of Zurena LLC, a Silver Spring MD based startup that produces, markets and distributes innovative award-winning cocktail and mocktail drink mixers. In this role he leads
strategy development, innovation, business development, operations and general management.

Nigel also sits on the Board of Directors of TATIL and Tatil Life Assurance Limited, international P&C and life insurance companies, where he provides strategy and innovation guidance to Executive Management.

In the past, he has held a variety of primarily strategy and innovation roles at some of the most admired
companies in the world, including AARP, Visa USA, McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs and KPMG. In his last role as Director of AARP Innovation Labs, he was responsible for discovering, shaping and scaling disruptive age-tech startups.

Nigel holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a BBA from Howard University, a Certification in Leading Innovation Change from UC Berkeley and he is a graduate of Leadership Maryland. His life purpose is to uplift Davids in a land of Goliaths, and he volunteers with multiple organizations aligned with this purpose, including Google Vitality Lab, Washington DC ArchAngels, The Trinidad & Tobago Diaspora Association Network, Stanford GSB Alumni Association and St. Mary’s College Alumni Association – all of which he holds core advisory and/or leadership positions. Zurena LLC also sponsors numerous health and wellness initiatives each year.

Nigel resides in Silver Spring, MD with his wife, two daughters, Mom and Mother-in-Law.

Nigel SmithPresident, Zurena LLC

Session Moderator: Future of the Longevity Economy

Nigel Smith is a passionate and visionary leader with expertise in entrepreneurship, strategy development, business development and innovation in a wide variety of industry sectors, and in particular age-tech, insurance and beverages.

He is the Founder and President of Zurena LLC, a Silver Spring MD based startup that produces, markets and distributes innovative award-winning cocktail and mocktail drink mixers. In this role he leads
strategy development, innovation, business development, operations and general management.

Nigel also sits on the Board of Directors of TATIL and Tatil Life Assurance Limited, international P&C and life insurance companies, where he provides strategy and innovation guidance to Executive Management.

In the past, he has held a variety of primarily strategy and innovation roles at some of the most admired
companies in the world, including AARP, Visa USA, McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs and KPMG. In his last role as Director of AARP Innovation Labs, he was responsible for discovering, shaping and scaling disruptive age-tech startups.

Nigel holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a BBA from Howard University, a Certification in Leading Innovation Change from UC Berkeley and he is a graduate of Leadership Maryland. His life purpose is to uplift Davids in a land of Goliaths, and he volunteers with multiple organizations aligned with this purpose, including Google Vitality Lab, Washington DC ArchAngels, The Trinidad & Tobago Diaspora Association Network, Stanford GSB Alumni Association and St. Mary’s College Alumni Association – all of which he holds core advisory and/or leadership positions. Zurena LLC also sponsors numerous health and wellness initiatives each year.

Nigel resides in Silver Spring, MD with his wife, two daughters, Mom and Mother-in-Law.

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Andrew TingGeneral Counsel, West Creek

Session Panelist: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit

Andrew Ting leads legal and compliance teams at financial services companies, technology companies, and venture capital funds. Andrew is currently General Counsel at West Creek, a fintech applying machine learning and big data analytics to point-of-sale finance. Andrew teaches Startup Law at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and Business Planning at George Washington University Law School.

Andrew TingGeneral Counsel, West Creek

Session Panelist: Fintech Panel - Access to Credit

Andrew Ting leads legal and compliance teams at financial services companies, technology companies, and venture capital funds. Andrew is currently General Counsel at West Creek, a fintech applying machine learning and big data analytics to point-of-sale finance. Andrew teaches Startup Law at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and Business Planning at George Washington University Law School.

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Andy TuckerPartner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Session Panelist: Future of Funding

Andy Tucker is a corporate and securities attorney at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP, and is an advisor to growing companies. The companies are in various industries such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, government services and contracting, telecommunications, renewable energy, oil and gas, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, aviation, consumer products, and financial technology companies. In addition, Mr. Tucker He advises SPACs on their initial formation and sponsor capital raise, through the IPO process and their initial business combination.

In addition to providing general corporate guidance, Mr. Tucker also assists his clients with a broad variety of transactional support, including venture capital and private equity transactions, negotiating term sheets, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private securities offerings. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and is a partner with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP.

Andy TuckerPartner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Session Panelist: Future of Funding

Andy Tucker is a corporate and securities attorney at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP, and is an advisor to growing companies. The companies are in various industries such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, government services and contracting, telecommunications, renewable energy, oil and gas, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, aviation, consumer products, and financial technology companies. In addition, Mr. Tucker He advises SPACs on their initial formation and sponsor capital raise, through the IPO process and their initial business combination.

In addition to providing general corporate guidance, Mr. Tucker also assists his clients with a broad variety of transactional support, including venture capital and private equity transactions, negotiating term sheets, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private securities offerings. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and is a partner with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP.

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Nithi VivatratChief Product Officer, Socially Determined

Keynote Moderator: Dr. Nundy

Nithi Vivatrat is the Chief Product Officer of Socially Determined, a provider of risk intelligence on social determinants of health (SDOH) to healthcare and life sciences companies. Before joining Socially Determined, Nithi was founder and CEO of Intellei, a platform for AI-powered conversations via web and mobile. He was previously the Chief Product Officer of Clarabridge, a SaaS provider of text analytics for customer experience management. Prior to Clarabridge, he was the Chief Operating Officer of a technology firm serving the defense and intelligence sector. He was co-founder and Managing Partner of Claraview, a strategy and technology consulting firm, which was acquired by Teradata Corporation in March 2008. Prior to Claraview, Mr. Vivatrat had leadership roles in technology and marketing at MicroStrategy. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Economics. He chairs the board of the Project on Government Oversight and serves on the Mid-Atlantic board of UNICEF USA.

Nithi VivatratChief Product Officer, Socially Determined

Keynote Moderator: Dr. Nundy

Nithi Vivatrat is the Chief Product Officer of Socially Determined, a provider of risk intelligence on social determinants of health (SDOH) to healthcare and life sciences companies. Before joining Socially Determined, Nithi was founder and CEO of Intellei, a platform for AI-powered conversations via web and mobile. He was previously the Chief Product Officer of Clarabridge, a SaaS provider of text analytics for customer experience management. Prior to Clarabridge, he was the Chief Operating Officer of a technology firm serving the defense and intelligence sector. He was co-founder and Managing Partner of Claraview, a strategy and technology consulting firm, which was acquired by Teradata Corporation in March 2008. Prior to Claraview, Mr. Vivatrat had leadership roles in technology and marketing at MicroStrategy. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Economics. He chairs the board of the Project on Government Oversight and serves on the Mid-Atlantic board of UNICEF USA.

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Brad Alan WallerFounder, The Historical Movement Archive

Session Panelist: Future of Leisure

Brad Alan Waller is the founder of The Historical Movement Archive, a company that is currently developing cutting edge stop motion capture that will advance the technology for the gaming industry. Once completed, he will be able to use the technology to create a series of games based on historical martial arts. Brad is also gathering all sources of the historical martial arts, including ancient texts, books, and secret passed-down techniques taught only to the initiated. Brad is one of the world’s leading experts on staged combat and the various forms it takes for films, games, theater, and tv, and has created the fight choreography for all the leading theaters, opera and ballet in the Washington area.

Brad Alan WallerFounder, The Historical Movement Archive

Session Panelist: Future of Leisure

Brad Alan Waller is the founder of The Historical Movement Archive, a company that is currently developing cutting edge stop motion capture that will advance the technology for the gaming industry. Once completed, he will be able to use the technology to create a series of games based on historical martial arts. Brad is also gathering all sources of the historical martial arts, including ancient texts, books, and secret passed-down techniques taught only to the initiated. Brad is one of the world’s leading experts on staged combat and the various forms it takes for films, games, theater, and tv, and has created the fight choreography for all the leading theaters, opera and ballet in the Washington area.

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Jon WarnerCEO and Board Chair Decision-support Architect for Innovation, Technology, DigitalHealth, Aging populations

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

5-time company CEO, Jon Warner is an entrepreneurship expert (particularly in the health, wellness and Healthcare sectors) having founded and led 3 startups (with 2 successful exits). Jon’s career started in the corporate world with Air Products and Chemicals, working in the US and across Europe before joining Exxon-Mobil. At Exxon, Jon worked in the UK, the US, Australia, and Nigeria, ending his career there as Deputy CEO.

Today, after a long career in business consulting in the Healthcare world, Warner manages the deal flow into a Los Angeles based Healthcare investment fund-Adaptive Health Capital and is CEO of Silver Moonshots-a research organization and “virtual accelerator” for startups focused on the 50+ population.

Warner is a noted speaker at businesses and colleges across the world. He is also a prolific author having published 40 books, all concerning business, management, leadership, innovation and technology.

Jon WarnerCEO and Board Chair Decision-support Architect for Innovation, Technology, DigitalHealth, Aging populations

Session Panelist: Future of the Longevity Economy

5-time company CEO, Jon Warner is an entrepreneurship expert (particularly in the health, wellness and Healthcare sectors) having founded and led 3 startups (with 2 successful exits). Jon’s career started in the corporate world with Air Products and Chemicals, working in the US and across Europe before joining Exxon-Mobil. At Exxon, Jon worked in the UK, the US, Australia, and Nigeria, ending his career there as Deputy CEO.

Today, after a long career in business consulting in the Healthcare world, Warner manages the deal flow into a Los Angeles based Healthcare investment fund-Adaptive Health Capital and is CEO of Silver Moonshots-a research organization and “virtual accelerator” for startups focused on the 50+ population.

Warner is a noted speaker at businesses and colleges across the world. He is also a prolific author having published 40 books, all concerning business, management, leadership, innovation and technology.

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Scott WylerProfessional Comedian

Live Comedy

Scott Wyler has appeared as a headline act on over 30 cruise ships and in comedy clubs across the country. He's appeared on TV on comedy on central and "Evening At The Improv." He was the winner of a last comic standing competition in Atlantic City. He's known for hilarious fast-paced dry humor.

Scott WylerProfessional Comedian

Live Comedy

Scott Wyler has appeared as a headline act on over 30 cruise ships and in comedy clubs across the country. He's appeared on TV on comedy on central and "Evening At The Improv." He was the winner of a last comic standing competition in Atlantic City. He's known for hilarious fast-paced dry humor.

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