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Mark Aesch

In the five years since Mark Aesch’s first best-selling business book Driving Excellence, he has guided hundreds of public organizations and their leaders to new levels of performance excellence with his revolutionary Seven Steps to Success management protocol. This groundbreaking work has saved taxpayers across the United States hundreds of millions of dollars. His work has been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, and he is a regular commentator on CBS, CNBC, Bloomberg Business News, and Fox National News.

Driven by the desire to make government organizations deliver great results for American taxpayers, Aesch launched TransPro Consulting, a management company that today works to produce breakthrough results for public organizations and their leaders across the nation.

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Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen is founder & chairman of Planet Jockey, which specializes in gamified leadership training, and re:kap, a business transformation company which counts Google, Burberry, Smythson, Swedbank and Verizon among its global clients. He is recognized as one of the world’s most accomplished growth professionals.

He is the bestselling author of The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Business and Create a Following (Bibliomotion, 2012), and also The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star (Bibliomotion, 2014), which has been featured on BBC Radio’s Four Thought leadership series.

With decades at the top of advertising giants McCann-WorldGroup, the Interpublic Group and Lowe and Partners Worldwide, Kevin worked with such brands as MasterCard—developing the globally famous “Priceless” campaign—Microsoft, Marriott, Smith Barney, Nestle, L’Oreal, Lufthansa and Johnson & Johnson, and was an early part of Rudy Giuliani’s team that prepared the way for the successful Mayoral election and turnaround strategies for the City of New York.

An academy instructor at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest Festival, and a visiting lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and the European Business School at Regents College London, Kevin is a featured speaker at companies like Google, Microsoft and has appeared on BBC.

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Erika Andersen

Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Over the past 30 years, Erika has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business building that are custom tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture. She and her colleagues at Proteus focus uniquely on supporting leaders at all levels to get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.

Much of Erika’s recent work has focused on organizational visioning and strategy, executive coaching, and management and leadership development. In these capacities she serves as consultant and advisor to the CEOs and top executives of a number of corporations, including NBC Universal, Gannett Company, Rockwell Automation, Turner Broadcasting, GE, Union Square Hospitality Group, and Madison Square Garden.

Erika also shares her insights about managing people and creating successful businesses by speaking to corporations, non-profit groups, and national associations. Her books and learning guides have been translated into Spanish, Turkish, German, French, Russian, and Chinese, and she has been quoted in a variety of national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and the New York Times.

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BeBadFirst
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Christine Bader

Christine Bader is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil (Bibliomotion 2014), and an eBook for The Atlantic, Who’s Responsible for Corporate Responsibility? (Atlantic Media Group, 2015). In August 2015, she joined Amazon as Director, Social Responsibility. From 2011-15 her posts included advisor to BSR and visiting scholar at Columbia University, where she co-taught human rights and business. Christine has also served as a corps member with City Year, a special assistant to the New York City Mayor’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor, and a teaching fellow in community service at Phillips Academy Andover. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Christine’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and numerous other publications. She has given talks to conferences, companies, and universities around the world, including a TED talk in July 2014.

After earning her MBA from Yale in 2000, Christine joined BP and proceeded to work in Indonesia, China, and the UK, managing the social impacts of some of the company’s largest projects in the developing world. In 2006 she created a part-time pro bono role as advisor to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for business and human rights, a role she took up full-time in 2008 until the UN mandate ended in 2011.

Christine was named to the 2012–13 class of the Donaldson Fellows Program, which recognizes Yale School of Management graduates “whose personal and professional accomplishments embody the school’s mission to educate leaders for business and society.”

Christine played squash and rugby at Amherst College and competed in the 2002 World Ultimate Frisbee Club Championships, but now finds her athletic glory running after her toddler twins.

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EvolutionOfACorporateIdealist
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John Baldoni

John Baldoni is chair of the leadership development practice of N2growth, a global leadership consultancy. Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and speaks throughout North America and Europe. Baldoni is the author of a dozen books, including Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss, and The Leader’s Pocket Guide. In 2014 Trust Across America named him to its list of top 100 most trustworthy business experts. Also, in 2014 Global Gurus ranked Baldoni No. 11 on its list of global leadership experts. He has authored more than 500 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and BusinessWeek. Baldoni was named to the Inc Top 50 Leadership Management List. His leadership resource website is johnbaldoni.com.

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Moxie
Jeremy Balkin - Bibliomotion, Inc.    

Jeremy Balkin

Described as the “Anti-Wolf of Wall Street” by the Huffington Post, Jeremy Balkin is regarded as an international expert on values in finance and impact investing. His popular TED talk, “The Noble Cause: Positively influencing the allocation of capital,” makes the case for impact investing and outlines the revolutionary framework he developed called The 6 E Paradigm. Jeremy Balkin is on record describing “Philanthropy as an asset class” and is regularly asked to share his views at international conferences, newspaper opinion editorials, and private boardroom events. He has been invited to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos, United Nations in New York, London School of Economics, Harvard, and Yale.

After surviving a life-changing extreme sports injury in 2008, Balkin has gone on to run the New York, Boston, Chicago, and London Marathons, and successfully returned from Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, raising funds for a range of causes in the process through his non-profit philanthropic fundraising platform, Give While You Live.

Balkin is a selected Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, member of the prestigious ROI Community, and has been nominated as a state finalist for the highest civilian honor in Australia, The Australian of the Year Award. In 2014, he was honored to receive the prestigious Alumni Award for Achievement, becoming the youngest recipient in the history of the University of New South Wales.

Jeremy Balkin has a bachelor of commerce degree and a master’s in applied finance, and studied at the University of New South Wales and Harvard Kennedy School. He resides in New York City.

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InvestingWithImpact
Jesse Berg - Bibliomotion, Inc.    

Jesse Berg

Jesse Berg, MSIT, MEd, is an accomplished teacher, professional coach, instructional technologist, and educational speaker. Berg’s mission is to improve teaching and learning through visual thinking strategies that make complex cognitive tasks, like reading, writing, and critical thinking, easier to do.

Throughout his career, Berg has explored how visual thinking—such as mapping ideas and modeling mathematics—helps learners to harness their creativity, gain deeper understanding, and reach their intellectual potential.

Berg’s experience consulting for public, private, suburban, urban, parochial, and charter schools around the country, and as a teacher and sports coach, informs his high-energy, hands-on approach to professional learning in instructional technology that focuses on co-learning, collaboration, and practicality.

He lives with his wife and two children in Philadelphia.

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Jonathan Berman

Jonathan Berman writes, speaks, and consults on global business and is a partner at Dalberg, a global consultancy. He advises global Fortune 500 companies on entry and operations in emerging and frontier markets worldwide, focusing on the political and economic dynamics that drive shareholder value. His clients include global leaders in oil, gas, mining, infrastructure, healthcare, and consumer goods, as well as governments and investors active in these sectors. Berman’s views have previously appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review, where he writes a monthly blog. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Berman holds a BA from Yale University and an MA from UC Berkeley. He is based in New York and Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife and son.

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SuccessInAfrica
Lisa Bodell - Bibliomotion, Inc.    

Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell believes in the power of simplification. She is the founder and CEO of futurethink, a company that uses simple techniques to help organizations embrace change and increase their capability for innovation. She brings her compelling message to over 100,000 people a year, showing them how to eliminate mundane and unnecessary tasks from their everyday routine so that they have more time for work that matters. Bodell has transformed teams within organizations like Google, Novartis, Accenture, and more. Drawing on her practical Midwestern upbringing and entrepreneurial background, she has used the power of simplification to launch three successful businesses, write two books (Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins), travel to over 40 countries and 48 states, and sit on boards such as Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board and the Global Advisory Council for the World Economic Forum.

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Leo Bottary - Bibliomotion, Inc.    

Leo Bottary

Leo Bottary is Vice President, Peer Advantage for Vistage International, where he directs a thought leadership initiative on the power of peer influence for business leaders. Leo also serves as an adjunct professor for Seton Hall University’s Master of Arts in Strategic Communication & Leadership program (MASCL), where he leads online learning teams. In April 2015, he was named adjunct teacher of the year for Seton Hall’s College of Communication and the Arts.

Prior to joining Vistage in 2010, Leo enjoyed a 25-year career counseling leaders in strategic communication. During that time, he served as a Senior Vice President (Corporate Practice) and Director of Client Service for the US at Hill & Knowlton. He also founded an award-winning public relations agency, which he sold in 2000.

Leo earned a BA from Jacksonville University, an MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University and is expected to receive his EdD from Northeastern University with a concentration in Organizational Leadership in 2016. Leo’s dissertation focuses on the power of peer influence for CEOs.

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PowerofPeers
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Tracy Brower

Tracy Brower, PhD, is an expert in organizational effectiveness and the sociology of work—how humans affect their work-life and how their work-life affects them. She has worked with hundreds of organizations over her career, as senior advisor to a who’s who list of companies and the executives who run them. Tracy is currently the Global VP of Workplace Vitality for Mars Drinks. Tracy’s career includes experience in a wide range of industries, non-profits, higher education institutions, and healthcare organizations. Her expertise spans HR, OD, real estate/facilities, workplace, change management, organizational culture, TPS, and organizational effectiveness.

Tracy is a three-time recipient of the Luminary Award for Speaking and recipient of the University of Houston award for innovative real estate solutions. Tracy’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Fortune.com, among others. She has also written for HR Executive, About.com, Area Development, The Drucker Institute, The Leader, Real Estate Review Journal, and more. Tracy has also taught university courses, and in addition to her PhD she holds a Master’s of management degree and a Master’s of corporate real estate. She is an executive advisor to the MSU graduate mathematics program.

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Paul B. Brown

Though Paul B. Brown received his law degree from Rutgers University, he has made a name for himself as a writer. Currently, Brown is a New York Times columnist and a columnist and blogger for Inc. magazine. He is a contributing editor to MIT Sloan Management Review, blogger at Harvard Business Review, and was a contributing editor to The Conference Board Review. He is an editorial consultant for several national and international firms.

Brown is the author, co-author, or ghostwriter of over four dozen books, which collectively have sold over three million copies worldwide.

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Entrepreneurship
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Liz Brown

Liz Brown is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at Bentley University and a frequent speaker and writer on alternative careers for lawyers. She is also the former Executive Director in Boston of Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel investor networks in the United States. Before joining Golden Seeds, Brown was a partner in a leading international law firm, specializing in intellectual property. She has practiced law in London, San Francisco, and Boston, advising senior executives at Fortune 500 companies on legal strategies and managing multi-million dollar cases from inception to successful resolution. As President of the Harvard Law School Association of Northern California, she developed an innovative series of programs and created a women’s network for Bay Area alumnae. Her writing has appeared in several books, including Shaping the Future of Business Education and Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts. Brown graduated with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School and lives in the Boston area with her family.


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LifeAfterLaw
Brian Burke - Bibliomotion, Inc.    

 

Brian Burke

Brian Burke

Brian Burke is a Research Vice President at Gartner, covering enterprise architecture for the past 15 years. He has also been leading research on the emerging gamification trend since 2010. As an expert in enterprise architecture, he has worked for decades on understanding disruptive technology trends and their implications for business. He currently leads research in business outcome-driven enterprise architecture and his groundbreaking work in the development of federated architectures has been implemented in hundreds of organizations in both the public and private sectors. He is also a prominent researcher and speaker in the areas of gamification, IT strategy, IT organizational structures and business/IT alignment.

Burke has a broad and diverse background in technology and strategy, having more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group, where he worked for the previous seven years. Prior to that, he held senior management positions with responsibility for the development of IT strategy and architecture and the implementation of emerging technologies, including Internet, knowledge management, data warehouse, groupware, client/server and LAN/desktop technology.

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Gamify
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Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to work with the people and companies that interested her team with the best service in the business. She also serves on the board of KQED Public Media and Grace Cathedral in key leadership positions. She is the previous Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, one of the largest nonprofits serving people with special needs in California, and the founding Chair of the Board of St. Paul’s Choir School. Caraher is also a member of Entrepreneurs Only, a YPO for entrepreneurs.

Previously she was EVP at Weber Shandwick, and President and Founder of Red Whistle, a Weber Shandwick company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Boston, New York and London. During her tenure at Weber Shandwick companies, Caraher managed multiple offices and upwards of 300 people, and was named in the 40 under 40 by industry publication PRWEEK. Prior to working at Weber Shandwick, Caraher was with SEGA of America where she was their youngest US vice president. There she led over 500 people in Communications, Customer Service, Sega.com, and Events.

She holds a BA in history (concentrating in Medieval History) from Carleton College, which she finds useful every day. Caraher lives on the San Francisco Peninsula with her husband Pete (the chief home officer of the family), two vastly different sons and Al the blind cat.

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MillennialsandManagement
Debby Carreau - Bibliomotion, Inc.

       

Debby Carreau

Recognized in 2013 and 2014 as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women™, Debby Carreau is a proven leader, helping businesses deliver superior results by making better decisions about human capital. As CEO and Founder of Inspired HR, she uses her experience as a senior leader in Operations and Human Resource Management to advise businesses on optimizing the workplace experience and becoming an employer of choice. She helps businesses implement strategies to get the most out of their most valuable resource: people. Through her firm, Debby provides Human Resources support for over 200,000 employees across North America, cutting across a variety of industries such as construction, real estate development, hospitality, health and wellness, IT services, marketing and communications, insurance, large not-for-profits, and many others.

Debby is often asked to speak and write about workplace issues and developing talent for organizations, and is frequently interviewed regarding career development, women in the workplace, and creating the best work environments. Debby’s recent coverage includes Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNBC, MSNBC, and BBC. She consults CEOs globally about the importance of human capital for business results and is a master moderator and platform partner for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation. She holds an MBA and a professional designation in Human Resources.

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The Mentor Myth by Debby Carreau
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Marlene Chism

Marlene Chism is a consultant, international speaker, and the author of two books: No-Drama Leadership: How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace (Bibliomotion, 2015), and Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley, 2011). Marlene’s passion is developing wise leaders and helping people discover, develop, and deliver their gifts to the world.

Marlene’s unique experience, from over two decades on the manufacturing floor to her personal transformation into a consultant, author, and international speaker, has positioned her as an expert in transformational change, interpersonal communication, employee engagement, personal development and aligned leadership.

Marlene says, “I speak three languages: the language of the owner, the language of the leader, and the language of the employee. The owner wants everyone to get to the treasure chest on the island, the leader wants everyone to row harder and faster, and the employee (rower) just wants a better seat cushion on the boat. And this is what creates the ‘Us Versus Them’ mentality.” Marlene works with organizations to build a bridge between all of these different interests.

Today, Marlene travels the globe, speaking, consulting, and working with her clients to increase personal effectiveness, gain clarity and alignment, and dramatically improve workplace culture. She is a dynamic storyteller with the ability to make the complex simple to increasingly diverse audiences, from corporate executives to entrepreneurs to frontline employees. She delivers her unique message on stopping drama and creating enlightened leaders at corporate retreats, association meetings, universities, and other special events.

Marlene has a communications degree from Drury University, and a Master’s degree from Webster University.

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NoDramaLeadership
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Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, pollinating ideas that reconnect investing with the real world.

Katherine has over twenty years of professional investment experience. At Fidelity Management & Research Company, she served as portfolio manager for a number of multi-billion dollar equity funds and as head of equity research, lead one of the largest buy-side research teams in the world. Every fund that Katherine managed outperformed its benchmark during her tenure.

As her interest in sustainable and regenerative finance grew, Katherine set out to re-integrate her investment philosophy with the broader world, traveling as a pilgrim and volunteer, earning her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and studying the natural world and biomimicry as guides for investing in a more integrated way, in service to our communities and our planet.

Katherine serves in numerous board and advisory positions with groups such as Wellesley College and its Business Leadership Council, Last Mile Health, the Biomimicry Group, Harvard Divinity School Dean’s Council, the Santa Fe Institute, the Omega Institute, Sustainable America, BELLE Capital USA, Terra Alpha Investments, and Criterion Institute.

She is an alumna of HDS and Wellesley College, and is a CFA charter holder. Her closest neighbors in Massachusetts are several thousand honeybees.

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NatureOfInvesting

Andrea Coville

Andrea Coville is the CEO of Brodeur Partners, a global public relations agency headquartered in Boston, Mass. She has managed the firm since 1999 and has led the agency’s emergence as a technology leader. A hands-on executive who had led several of the agency’s global accounts, Coville has guided strategic communications platforms for corporations and brands including Phillips, Toshiba, Mastercard, IBM, Fidelity Investments, and the American Cancer Society. Coville conceived Brodeur’s strategic planning platform of Relevance and led the agency’s transformation into an integrated communications firm built around behavioral change, digital strategy, and creative insight. She has a strong interest in women’s leadership issues and has presented at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Wharton School of Management on that subject. Coville graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Journalism and is the mother of four children.

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Relevance

    

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Dick Cross

Dick Cross has worked with underperforming companies for more than 25 years, helping mainstream businesses get “unstuck” to achieve their next level of success. Cross has been the Chairman, CEO, or President at nine of those companies, and has mentored more than 100 CEOs at others. Much of his career has been spent in private equity circles, including Fenway Partners, and he currently serves on the board of numerous corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations.

Early in his career, Cross worked with the management consulting firm The Cambridge Research Institute (CRI), and later joined the Berwick Group, a start-up, Boston-based general management consulting firm focusing on strategic planning. The focus of his work there was diagnosing and addressing companies’ shortfalls in strategic and financial business performance. The beginnings of his Just Run It! framework began to take shape.

At Fenway Partners, Cross continued to perfect his craft. The prospectus for Fenway was to acquire and fix under-performing businesses. Since that time, Cross has gone on to run eight companies and to help dozens more turn around. Most recently, as Chairman and CEO of CARSTAR, a business that he steered from insolvency to a hugely successful recapitalization valued at ten times earning, Cross once again proved the success of his Just Run It! approach. During that time he also served as a Chairman or Director of a number of other business and philanthropic organizations.

Cross is an enthusiastic, colorful, and engaging speaker, who greatly enjoys conveying the story behind every business. He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Science in Business from Columbia University. He and his wife split the year between Concord, Massachusetts, and Gloucester Point, Virginia.

Though this book and his Just Run It! Summits, Cross’s goal is to spread the word that running your business is easier than you think.

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JustRunIt
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Roger C. Davis - Bibliomotion, Inc.    

Roger C. Davis

Roger C. Davis is a founding partner of Woodridge Capital Portfolio Management, LLC (WCPM); Woodridge Wealth Management, LLC; and runs the operations of Woodridge Equity Partners, LP. He began his money management career at Dean Witter Reynolds in 1992. After working for JC Bradford & Co. and its successors, Roger was a Senior Vice President at UBS prior to the founding of WCPM. During his time at Wall Street firms he was a fixed income advisor to Deposit Guaranty National Bank and an equity manager for a large educational endowment. Roger received a BBA from the University of Mississippi in 1991. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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WallStreet
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Mason Donovan

Mason Donovan is Managing Partner at The Dagoba Group, a New England-based diversity and inclusion consultancy that specializes in leadership development, unconscious bias, and inclusion dynamics. Prior to that, Mason was Managing Director of Client Solutions for Personified, a human capital consulting firm. He has spent more than a decade consulting clients in the areas of talent acquisition, performance management, and leading inclusive teams. Mason holds a long list of sales achievement awards for direct sales and sales management. He believes diversity and inclusion is a marketplace differentiator. He has consulted with over half of Fortune 1000 global companies on talent acquisition and management initiatives. Mason has also represented the US Government and the State of Florida on a commercial and diplomatic basis in EMEA.

Mason is the co-author of The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off (Bibliomotion, 2012) and SET for Inclusion: An Underlying Methodology for Achieving Your Inclusion Dividend (Bibliomotion, 2015), and the author of DRIVEN: A Manager’s Field Guide to Sales Team Optimization. He frequently serves as a speaker and panelist on a wide range of topics, and is often interviewed for client engagement strategy. Mason earned a MA in International Business from Webster University in The Netherlands and a BA in International Relations from University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

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Asha Dornfest

Asha Dornfest is the founder of Parent Hacks, a blog devoted to sharing parents’ “forehead-smackingly smart” tips and practical wisdom. Since its launch in 2005, Parent Hacks has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Real Simple,and Parents, and has received a number of mentions and awards, including being named the “Most Useful” of Babble’s Top 50 Mom Blogs two years in a row.

Dornfest also writes for Babble Voices at The Accidental Expert, and was one of the original panelists for the video blog Momversation. She is a member of the ONEMoms Advisory Council. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, 12 year-old son, and 9 year-old daughter.

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MinimalistParenting
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Liana Downey

Liana Downey is a successful entrepreneur and dynamic presenter dedicated to creating social change. As Executive Director of Liana Downey & Associates, Downey leads a high performing global team that helps visionary social leaders and organizations increase focus and change lives. Clients include innovative social enterprises, global nonprofits and ground-breaking leaders from federal, state, and city governments—such as the Community Resources Exchange, Speak up Africa, Community Solutions, the Nature Conservancy, the NYC Education Department, Children’s Aid Society and the Administration for Children’s Services. Liana also advised large multinationals on growth strategy, and established and led the social and public practices while at McKinsey & Company for more than a decade.

Previously, Liana was an Expert Advisor to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, a commercial adviser on the Baku-Tblisi gas pipeline negotiations in Tblisi, Georgia, and Director of dstore.com.au.

Liana holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business (Arjay Miller Scholar), Bachelor degrees in Math and in Arts from the Australian National University, and serves on the National and New York Boards of Room to Grow, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of families living with poverty. She is currently lecturing at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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MissionControl_FINAL
Rose Fass - Bibliomotion, Inc.    

Rose Fass

Rose Fass is the founder and CEO of fassforward Consulting Group and does specialized coaching for leaders in the executive suite. She has over 35 years of corporate experience in technology and consumer-based industries. During her career she has opened new businesses, acted as a general manager with full P&L responsibility, and led major corporate transformations. As the Chief Transformation Officer at Xerox Corporation she enabled acquisitions, diverse cultures, and operating units to develop and execute the enterprise strategy. Prior to starting fassforward consulting group, Fass was a corporate SVP at Gartner where she was responsible for the operational business strategy and strategic management system. As a dynamic speaker, Fass is frequently invited to speak at private and public sector events and has been a guest on CNBC. Fass has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of Management and completed the Advanced Executive Studies Program at Harvard Business School.

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ChocolateConversation
William Ferguson - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

William Ferguson

William J. Ferguson serves as Chairman and CEO of Ferguson Partners Ltd. and as the Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of FPL Advisory Group. Ferguson conducts senior management recruiting assignments, with a specialization in president/chief executive officer searches and recruiting assignments for Boards of Trustees/Directors. He also conducts CEO succession planning assignments and facilitates public company Board assessments and senior management assessments. Ferguson is a widely respected author and speaker on the topic of leadership. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. in marketing from the Wharton Graduate School of Business.

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WisdomOfTitans
Mark Fidelman - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

Mark Fidelman

Mark Fidelman is the CEO for Evolve! Inc, a Digital Marketing Agency. He is a prominent speaker, writes the Socialized and Mobilized column for Forbes, and is the author of the book Socialized! (Bibliomotion 2013). His experience includes more than two decades of technology sales and marketing with organizations including A.T. Kearney, EDS, CT Space, and Autodesk. Mark draws upon his experience as a Chief Social Strategist where he led numerous social initiatives and programs while working in partnership with companies like Microsoft and IBM.

His latest book, Socialized!, is regarded as the playbook for building a social business. Fidelman uses his own experience plus interviews from hundreds of executives to create a highly acclaimed book considered by many to be required reading for their organizations. The book has been endorsed by top executives at IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and SAP.

Mark was named one of the 2013 Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CEOs and is a globally recognized thought leader on the subject of social business, mobile business, and mobile social networks. He’s interviewed hundreds of Global 3000 CXOs, and he speaks and writes regularly about how they are impacting today’s business.

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Socialized
Karen Firestone - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

Karen Firestone

Karen Firestone is president, CEO, and co-founder of Aureus Asset Management, an investment firm dedicated to providing contemporary asset management to families and individuals. She is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the Huffington Post. Karen also appears on CNBC’s popular Squawk Box.

Previously, she spent 22 years at Fidelity Investments, most recently as a diversified fund manager in the Growth Group with oversight of the Large Cap Fund, Advisor Large Cap Fund, Destiny 1 Fund, and several institutional nonprofit and pension funds.

Karen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1977 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983. She is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Commonwealth School and has served on various committees and Task Forces for Harvard University. Karen is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.

She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband, David. They have four grown children, two grandchildren, and two Springer Spaniels. Karen is an avid runner and tennis, golf, and bridge player.

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EvenTheOdds
Judith E. Glaser - Bibliomotion, Inc.

  

Judith E. Glaser

Judith E. Glaser is the CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc., and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute, whose clients include American Airlines, American Express, Cisco, Coach, Exxon, and IBM. Glaser has served as an Adjunct Professor at Wharton and a visiting guest speaker at Harvard, Kellogg, Loyola, University of Chicago, NYU, and various other institutions. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC World News, The Fox News Channel, and CBS Morning News. Judith has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, AMA World, blogs for Harvard Business Review, and was named one of Leadership Excellence’s Top 20 Thought Leaders of Leadership and Culture in 2012. Glaser earned a B.A. from Temple University in Interdisciplinary Studies, and an M.S. in Human Behavior & Development from Drexel University. She earned a Master’s Certificate in Corporate and Political Communications from Fairfield University.

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ConversationalIntelligence
Mike Gluck - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Mike Gluck

Mike Gluck is an award-winning journalist and marketer who has written for leading organizations and newspapers nationwide. He has led the creation of multi-million dollar advertising campaigns and has worked with Time Warner Cable, Fisher-Price, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Riverside Health System, among others.

As President of Gluckworks—a copywriting and marketing firm in Buffalo, NY—Mike’s expertise is making complex topics easy to understand. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University.

Photo by Cameron Davidson

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Everydata by John H. Johnson, PhD, and Mike Gluck
Frank Guglielmo - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Frank Guglielmo

Frank Guglielmo is an award-winning educator, consultant and coach. He has created and led executive development programs around the world for over two decades. Currently he is Managing Director of Park Consulting, specializing in executive development and organizational change. Prior to this, Guglielmo was Senior Vice President, Leadership and Organizational Development at the Interpublic Group of Companies, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s leading marketing and advertising firms. Guglielmo has also been Director, Management and Organizational Development at Altria Corporate Services Inc. and Vice President, Branch Management Selection and Development at Prudential Securities. Guglielmo holds both an MS and Ph.D. in organizational psychology. He has conducted training programs and organizational interventions in Europe and Latin America as well as the U.S. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology.

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SocialLeader
Alton B. Harris - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Alton B. Harris

Alton B. Harris was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris and chaired the firm’s financial services group. In February of 2015, Ungaretti & Harris merged with the international law firm Nixon Peabody. Al is a frequent writer and lecturer on the financial markets, financial regulation, and corporate governance. As an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University Law School, he teaches courses on the regulation of derivative products and the financial markets.

As Andie Kramer’s husband and former law partner, Al is a sounding board and mentor to Andie. Although they share similar views on the issues of gender communication, their perspectives are not identical. Andie and Al have collaborated for decades, most recently on the article “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes, and Impression Management.”

Photo by Darren Calhoun

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BreakingThroughBias
Paul Heagen - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Paul Heagen

Paul Heagen, president and founder of Defining Moments Consulting, is an executive coach who guides executives through crucial events and phases of their careers and personal lives. His belief that reputations, purpose and even destiny are shaped by how leaders capitalize on such “defining moments” has distinguished his work for more than 30 years with clients ranging from Disney to Cisco to Fidelity Investments. He is an instructor with the Cincinnati-based Goering Institute and is a high-ranked presenter at conferences and workshops on topics ranging from personal branding to the role of storytelling in propelling business growth.

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LeadersClimb
Devorah Heitner, PhD - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Devorah Heitner, PhD

Devorah Heitner, PhD, is the founder and director of Raising Digital Natives, a resource for parents and schools seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness. An experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Dr. Heitner serves as a professional development resource for schools wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. In addition to Screenwise, she is the author of Connecting Wisely in the Digital Age, a curriculum used widely by students across the country to help them navigate the common social and emotional challenges of the digital age. Heitner has a PhD in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul University, Street Level Youth Media, and Northwestern University. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native, too.

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Screenwise
Martha Heller - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Martha Heller

Martha Heller is president of Heller Search Associates, a Boston-based executive search firm that specializes in IT leadership positions. Prior to founding Heller Search, Heller was Managing Director of the IT Leadership Practice at ZRG Partners, a global executive search firm. Before establishing her career in executive search, Heller was Founder and Managing Director of CIO magazine’s CIO Executive Council, a professional organization for CIOs. She continues to engage with CIO audiences through her monthly column in CIO magazine, as author of CIO.com’s Movers & Shakers blog, and as author of You and Your CIO, a blog on CFO.com. Heller has presented on “the CIO career” at CIO events, the CIO Executive Summit, MIT’s emerging technology conference, SIM, the United Nations Forum on Women and Technology, and numerous academic executive programs. Heller is also on the judging panel for CIO’s prestigious CIO 100 award. She received her BA in English from Hamilton College and her MA in English from SUNY Stony Brook.


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BetheBusiness
Vicki Hoefle - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Vicki Hoefle

Vicki Hoefle is a professional parent educator, author, parent coach, and national speaker with over twenty years of experience teaching parents, educators, and caregivers how to raise respectful, responsible, and resilient children. Hoefle combines her expertise in Adlerian psychology and as an International Coaching Federation certified coach to bring parents sustainable and proactive parenting strategies that provide time-tested tools for harvesting a happy and peaceful family life. The Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a Grown-Up (Bibliomotion, 2015) is Hoefle’s second book; she is also the author of Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Children (Bibliomotion, 2012.) Her informative and highly engaging presentation style keeps her in demand as a speaker, facilitator and educator. Hoefle is a mother of six and lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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StraightTalkOnParenting
DuctTapeParenting
G. Shawn Hunter - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

G. Shawn Hunter

Shawn Hunter is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, former executive, and the founder and president of Mindscaling, a company dedicated to creating beautiful and intelligent online learning products.

Hunter started his professional journey as an entrepreneur when he co-founded Targeted Learning Corporation with his father, Hal Hunter, PhD. Targeted Learning was acquired in February 2007 by Skillsoft, where Hunter then worked as executive producer & vice president for Leadership Solutions until July 2015. In these positions, Hunter spent more than a decade interviewing, collaborating with, and filming hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty in an effort to assemble video learning solutions.

The author of Out*Think, his latest book shows how a new style of leadership is emerging from those who start small and adopt incremental change into their everyday lives for big impact.

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SmallActs
Michelle Icard - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

Michelle Icard

Michelle Icard is a speaker, author, and educator who helps kids, parents and teachers navigate the tricky middle school social world. Her book Middle School Makeover: Improving The Way You And Your Child Experience The Middle School Years (Bibliomotion, 2014) received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly for being outstanding in its genre. Her social leadership curricula, Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit, have been implemented in thirty schools, in five states, and have impacted over 10,000 students.

Michelle is a contributor to The Washington Post, Your Teen Magazine, and Today.com and has been featured by Parents.com, A Mighty Girl, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Fox News’ Good Day Carolinas, The Charlotte Today Show, and Huffington Post.

Michelle regularly speaks at schools and parenting events around the country as well as internationally. She hosts Right in the Middle, a popular conference for girls headed to middle school and their moms. She has also written curriculum for other national programs for adolescents, including Girlology and Girls Rock the House. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, 15-year-old daughter, and 13-year-old son.

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MiddleSchoolMakeover
John H. Johnson, PhD - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

John H. Johnson, PhD

John H. Johnson, PhD, is an expert witness who has testified and consulted in cases involving how one uses and interprets data in a wide range of settings. As CEO and co-founder of Edgeworth Economics—a leading consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Pasadena—John heads a data-driven company that has been featured on NPR, the Washington Post, USA Today, and HuffPost Live.

As an economist and statistician, John specializes in teaching people how to be informed data consumers. He has spoken to audiences at the American Bar Association and the Federal Trade Commission, has taught at Georgetown University, and has been published in numerous books, journals, and magazines. His PhD in econometrics is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Photo by Cameron Davidson

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Everydata by John H. Johnson, PhD, and Mike Gluck
Patti Johnson - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson is the CEO of PeopleResults, a change and organizational development consultancy. She has advised and partnered with many Fortune 500 executives and professionals on leading change across all business situations and industries. She and her team have also worked closely with start-ups and non-profits. PeopleResults clients include organizations such as: PepsiCo, Microsoft, Frito-Lay, Hitachi Consulting, McKesson, Mars, 7-Eleven, Accenture, and many others.

Johnson was previously a Senior Executive at Accenture and the CHRO of Accenture HR Services. She played an essential role in creating new change service offerings and provided expertise on complex changes with numerous clients. She is now an instructor at the SMU Cox School of Business on Leading Change for Executive Education and a frequent speaker at conferences. She is also an Executive Coach and works with leaders one-on-one to develop their individual leadership and change capabilities. At SUCCESS magazine, she is an Expert panel member and featured blogger. She has been featured as an expert for media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC.com, Today Money, Working Mother Magazine, Yahoo Finance, The Society for Human Resources Management, HR Executive Magazine and many others.

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MakeWaves
W. Brad Johnson, PhD - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

 

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W. Brad Johnson, PhD

W. Brad Johnson, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and as president of the Society for Military Psychology. Dr. Johnson is the author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of mentoring—and 12 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. Books of related interest include: On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty (2nd Ed.) (2015), The Elements of Mentoring (Revised Ed.) (2008, with Charles Ridley), The Elements of Ethics for Professionals (2008, with Charles Ridley), and Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way (2006, with Greg Harper).

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AthenaRising
Whitney Johnson - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She cofounded Rose Park Advisors, a boutique investment firm, with Clayton Christensen, and was an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst for eight consecutive years, including at Merrill Lynch. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and has contributed to Sheryl Sandburg’s Lean In blog, Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Inc., among others. Johnson is also the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (Bibliomotion, 2015), and Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream (Bibliomotion, 2012). She was ranked on the Thinkers50 list of Management Thinkers in 2015, named one of Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter in 2014, and named a Future Thinker Finalist by Management Thinkers50 in 2013. Johnson is cofounder of the Forty Over 40 List, recognizing women who are reinventing, disrupting, and making an impact. She is represented by the New Leaf Speakers bureau, along with other key thought leaders in innovation and business.

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DisruptYourself
DareDreamDo
Heather Pemberton Levy - Bibliomotion, Inc.

    

 

Heather Pemberton Levy

Heather Pemberton Levy

Heather Pemberton Levy is a strategic content marketing expert who has written hundreds of articles and produced over twenty books for major business publishers including Harvard Business Review Press, Bibliomotion, McGraw-Hill, and John Wiley & Sons. Her work has appeared in Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal, HBR.org, Financial Times, Smarter With Gartner, and her own blogs, Mommy Truths and Story Comes First.

She is currently Vice President, Content Publishing at Gartner, the global IT research and advisory firm, where she leads editorial creation and publishing for the company’s branded content platform, Smarter With Gartner, as well as trade books and internal communications. Prior to this role, Heather was cofounder of The Levy Group and Story Comes First, where she led content marketing programs and content development for large, mid-size, and startup B2B and B2C clients.

Heather began her career as a technology journalist and appeared on CBS News Up to the Minute as a regular on-air contributor on technology trends. She lives in Connecticut with her family and is actively involved in the community where she uses stories in programs at her children’s schools and to promote the local farmers market and charitable organizations.

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Brand Meet Story by Heather Pemberton Levy
Mark Kaplan - Bibliomotion, Inc.  

Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan was the CEO of MGK Consulting before becoming a principal for The Dagoba Group. He has been consulting since 1986 and has advised organizations in the areas of management development, executive coaching, team building and group dynamics, organizational assessment, and diversity management, assessment and strategy development. Mark has worked with global Fortune 1000 corporations, non-profits and small business organizations. He has worked on five continents, in many environments, and with all levels of management.

Mark is the co-author of The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity and Inclusion Pays Off and has been published in leading Diversity publications. He is a guest speaker at globally focused conferences and is often quoted in international business and industry trade publications.

Mark earned his Masters in HR Development from Villanova University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. He holds many certifications including Organization and Systems Development from the Gestalt Institute.

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SetForInclusion
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Dan Keldsen - Bibliomotion, Inc.  
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Dan Keldsen

Dan Keldsen is a Senior Business Strategist at NFP Health, where he leads the company’s outreach and engagement with the market, and serves as an internal business and technology strategist. He has over 20 years of experience working as a technologist, consultant, and analyst with clients in health insurance, financial services, pharmaceuticals, big box retail, loyalty marketing, mobile commerce, life insurance, with companies from the Fortune 50 to federal and state government agencies. Keldsen co-led groundbreaking research on attitudinal differences and alignment between boomers and millennials in one of the earliest Enterprise 2.0 research projects (2007-2008) and was noted as one of the Most Influential Enterprise 2.0 Writers of 2009 by SeekOmega. He is a frequent speaker and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, InformationWeek, CMSWire and FierceContentManagement, among other publications.

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GenZEffect
Brian Klapper - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Brian Klapper

Brian Klapper is the President and Founding Partner of The Klapper Institute. He is an internationally recognized expert in business process transformation who has worked with many global companies in a variety of industry sectors including: financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, food service, utilities, retail, and healthcare. Klapper’s experience spans all elements of the value chain and all customer touch points. He is a recognized thought leader and a highly sought-after speaker for company events and an occasional contributor to business and trade publications. He has co-authored a chapter in Redesigning Healthcare Delivery, “Applying Performance Engineering to Medical Care” which has become an industry standard.

Prior to founding The Klapper Institute, Klapper served as the President of The Tatham Group, a boutique strategy implementation firm. Before joining Tatham, Klapper was a Partner in the Financial Services practice of Oliver Wyman/Mercer Management Consulting, focusing primarily on strategy development and optimizing the touch points between companies and their customers. He holds an MBA from The Wharton Graduate School of Business. He has a bachelor’s degree in nutritional science from Cornell University.

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QLoop
Tom Koulopoulos - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Tom Koulopoulos

Thomas Koulopoulos is the founder of the Delphi Group, which for 20 years has been providing thought leadership to global organizations on the intersection of business and technology. Named one of the industry’s most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine, he is a recognized author on the subject, frequently appearing in national and international print and broadcast media, including BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN, and NPR. Koulopoulos is the author of eight previous books, including The Innovation Zone and Smartsourcing. Said the late Peter Drucker, “Tom’s writing makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.” For the past two decades, his works have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks, and vernacular, such as the Single Point of Access, Touch Points, Digital Control Rooms, Corporate IQ, and Smartsourcing, all of which are widely used today. He expects Cloud Surfing to join the ranks.

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CloudSurfing
GenZEffect
Andrea S. Kramer - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Andrea S. Kramer

Andrea S. Kramer is a partner in the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She is based in its Chicago office and is head of McDermott’s Financial Products, Trading and Derivatives Group and a member of its Global Renewable Energy, Emissions and New Products Group and its International Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Group. She is a founding member of the Diversity Committee, and chair of the Gender Diversity Sub-committee.

Andie is nationally recognized as an advocate for women’s equality and an expert on gender communication. For almost 30 years, she has helped women navigate the turbulent waters of career advancement in speeches, workshops, articles, mentoring, problem solving, and one-on-one coaching. Andie founded and serves as board chair of WLMA (the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance). WLMA is a nationwide organization that provides professional women of all ages and stages in their careers with leadership development and mentoring opportunities (www.wlmaconnect.org).

In 2011, Andie contributed four articles to the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois that have been widely distributed and are extremely influential. She co-authored the ABA’s 2013 guide, What You Need to Know About Negotiating Your Compensation, which provides valuable advice to women lawyers across the country.

She was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal and received the prestigious Founder’s Award of the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women. The Chicago Tribune featured her as a “Remarkable Woman” and Chicago Lawyer magazine recognized her as an “Inspiring Innovator” for her efforts to promote gender equality.

Photo by Darren Calhoun

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BreakingThroughBias
Pamela Meyer - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Pamela Meyer

Pamela Meyer, PhD, is the President of Meyer Creativity Associates where she works with organizations internationally who want to be more innovative and agile. Meyer is the author of three books on innovation, learning and change, including From Workspace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010). In addition to her speaking and consulting practice, Meyer teaches courses in business creativity, organizational change, and adult learning at DePaul University, School for New Learning in Chicago, where she is also the Director of the Center to Advance Education for Adults.

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Agility Shift by Pamela Meyer
Daina Middleton - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Daina Middleton

Digital marketing expert and marketing professional with more than 25 years in the industry with experience in the client, agency, and publisher domains, Daina Middleton has had an incredible career that included running Global Business Marketing for Twitter and CEO of Performics, one of the largest search and performance media agencies in the world. She also headed-up innovation, research and analytics for the pioneering digital agency Moxie Interactive, and spent 16 years working in marketing for Hewlett-Packard.

Throughout her career, Middleton has been an advocate for women believing in a need for women and men to have a more inclusive and practical approach to working together. Her new book, Grace Meets Grit: How to Bring Out the Remarkable, Courageous Leader Within, addresses this topic. She recognized the transformational change to the marketing industry nearly a decade ago and began to develop ground-breaking techniques, including the Participation Way and innovative values for “Nurturist” organizations seeking thrive in the Participation Age. She published a book in 2012 called Marketing in the Participation Age: A Guide to Motivating People to Join, Share, Take Part, Connect, and Engage.

Middleton serves as a director on the boards of Healthwise, the Teton Valley Community Foundation, and Marin Software. She is a member of the ad:tech Board of Advisors, and a regular international speaker with appearances at Social Media Week, ad:tech, WOMMA, Google, 3% Conference, VideoNuze, and iMedia. She has been named one of Mobile Marketer’s Mobile Women to Watch, and in 2013 received the Gold Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year—Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations category, in the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

She loves the outdoors, fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding and chooses to live near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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GraceMeetsGrit
Richard Moran - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Richard Moran

Richard Moran’s career includes serving as venture capitalist and consultant to Fortune 500 companies as well as being active in the education community in the Silicon Valley and beyond. As an evangelist for organizational effectiveness, he has authored seven best-selling books and is credited with starting the genre of “Business Bullet Books” with Never Confuse a Memo with Reality. His clients have ranged from Apple Computer and News Corporation to Silicon Valley Startups, and he derived lessons and humor from all. He is a frequent speaker on workplace issues and hosts a weekend radio show on KCBS called “In the Workplace.”

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ThingAboutWork
Tina Nunno - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

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Tina Nunno

Tina Nunno is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner’s CIO Research group based in Stamford, Connecticut. She is responsible for conducting research and developing publications aimed at helping CIOs and their organizations around the world improve their performance and contribution. Tina specializes in CIO-related leadership issues, including working with the board of directors, executive communications, change management and governance strategies. She is the Analyst Sponsor of the Gartner Women’s CIO Community, has co-authored Gartner’s Annual CIO Agenda report, and is a sought-after speaker. Tina’s most recent research deals with navigating organizational politics. She focuses on helping CIOs and other IT executives analyze sensitive political situations and apply strategies and tactics to deal with political land mines and power struggles. She also explores the use of extreme political tactics in her book The Wolf in CIO’s Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership.

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WolfInCIOClothing
Liz O'Donnell - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Liz O’Donnell

Liz O’Donnell is a want-to-be mogul, busy working mother and sometimes maid. A public relations executive by day, O’Donnell counsels clients ranging from large financial institutions to early-stage technology startups on traditional and social media communications strategies.

O’Donnell is also the founder of Hello Ladies, an award-winning website for smart, busy women and named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes magazine. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Momsrising.org and her commentary on women’s issues has appeared in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, Gatehouse Media and The Glass Hammer.

O’Donnell lives in Dedham, Mass. with her husband and two children. She is a recovering PTO president, a long-serving Town Meeting Member and co-founder of Women in Democracy-Dedham, a non-partisan organization committed to encouraging and supporting women’s involvement in local politics.

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MogulMomMaid
Steven Overman - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Steven Overman

Steven Overman has built his career as a pioneer at the intersection of media communication and technology innovation for over two decades. He works on the front line of business and culture transformation, helping teams expand new ideas into massive international phenomena that generate billions of dollars of economic value, but even more importantly, new ideas that positively change the lives of people everywhere.

Overman recently joined Kodak as Chief Marketing Officer, where he will lead the renewal of one of the world’s biggest brands. As a strategy and innovation consultant for startups as well as Fortune 100 companies, and during his tenure as Vice President of Global Brand and Marketing Creation for Nokia Corporation, Overman has directly engaged with a broad range of leaders from the C-suite to the product and software design studio. He has collaborated with the world’s leading creative studios and advertising agencies, imagined and evangelized concepts for sustainable hospitality and sustainability infrastructure for international brands and co-created award-winning youth marketing in countries and cultures around.

Overman was one of the earliest members of the group that created and spread the message of the Digital Revolution at Wired magazine, and collaborated on the invention of the ad banner for the world’s first commercial website Hotwired (an early offshoot of Wired). He helped create the Academy Award-winning movie Philadelphia, which transformed the global conversation about HIV/AIDS. He led the international launch of the world’s first smartphone, the blockbuster Nokia N95, and went on to lead the creation of innovative marketing for a whole new category of affordable mobile technology that connected a billion new consumers to the Internet, from India to Indonesia to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Overman is a frequent public speaker at industry events such as NorthZone Ventures CEO Summit, Cannes Lions, EuroBest Festival of Creativity, Yahoo Mobile Senior Leaders Summit, and Nokia World. He has also spoken at the Conference Board, SIME Technology Conferences, PSFK and other international thought leadership events. He has been quoted in Wired, Marketing Week, Fast Company, and Business 2.0.

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ConscienceEconomy
Mark Settle - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Mark Settle

Mark Settle

Mark Settle is a six-time CIO with broad experience in the information services, enterprise software, consumer product, high tech distribution, financial services, and oil and gas industries. He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies, maintained R&D labs for software product development, and hosted delivery systems for commercial products and services. Settle is personally familiar with both the selling and buying sides of the IT industry, having worked for firms that supply IT products and services to large enterprises as well as for enterprises that consume such offerings.

Settle serves on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley venture capital firms and has persistently championed the early adoption of emerging technologies within the IT organizations he has led. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious CIO 100 award bestowed annually by CIO magazine and has been recognized for his leadership accomplishments by ComputerWorld, InformationWeek, and InfoWorld as well.

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Truth From the Trenches by Mark Settle
Sudhanshu Palsule - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Sudhanshu Palsule

Sudhanshu Palsule is an award-winning educator, CEO Advisor and leadership coach, regarded as one of the leading thinkers in the field of Transformative Leadership. He teaches at Duke CE and is an Associate Professor in the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD. His globally run leadership workshops are renowned for their transformative impact. His clients include several Fortune 100 companies, governments, and the U.N.
The key to Palsule’s work in leadership is his deep understanding of what drives us to do what we do. His notion of “self-ware”—the internal program of thoughts, emotions and assumptions—has helped thousands of leaders understand themselves better and develop strategies for performance and well being. Palsule has written several books spanning many areas, including Science, Technology, and Social Change, Managing in Four Worlds, The Ecology of Organizations, and Personal Growth. His work on leadership draws upon new research from neurology and psychology, his background in quantum physics, and his own exploration of the human mind.

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SocialLeader
Bob Parsanko - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Bob Parsanko

Bob Parsanko, president and founder of Executive Insights, is a personal coach, confidant and advisor to presidents, CEOs, senior executives and executive teams throughout the United States, Asia, Europe and South America. His intimate understanding of senior executives and executive teams serves as his platform for global leadership development and drive for improvements in organizational effectiveness. Parsanko is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and has presented leadership topics to the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and other executive audiences. He earned his bachelor’s in psychology from Miami University of Ohio and an MBA from Xavier University.

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LeadersClimb
Cindy Pierce - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Cindy Pierce

Cindy Pierce, comic storyteller and sex educator, engages audiences with her message about making healthy choices and navigating cultural pressures amidst a world with confusing messages on sex. She frequently speaks to groups of parents, educators, and students at colleges, high schools, and middle schools. Her insights on sex education have been featured on NPR’s Here & Now. Recently, Cindy has been performing her newest shows, Comfort in the Stumble and Are We There Yet around New England and the Pacific Northwest. She is the co-author of Finding the Doorbell: Sexual Satisfaction for the Long Haul. Cindy and her husband Bruce live with their three teenage kids in Etna, NH, near Dartmouth College, where they own and run Pierce’s Inn.

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Sexploitation
Linda J. Popky - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Linda J. Popky

Linda J. Popky is the president of Leverage2Market Associates, a Redwood Shores-based strategic marketing company that helps transform organizations through powerful marketing performance.

In 2009, Linda was named one of the top women of influence in Silicon Valley and inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame. She is the first marketing expert worldwide certified to offer the Private Roster™ Mentoring Program for consultants and entrepreneurs, and the first licensee of Alan Weiss’s workshops and seminars. Linda is the past president of WIC, and she served as VP of marketing for the Northern California chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA). She is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) and Watermark, the organization for exceptional executive women who have made their mark, where she serves on the Strategic Development Board.

Linda has served as program advisor for the Integrated Marketing Program at San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning, and she is a member of the Advisory Board of University of California Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley. A classically trained pianist, Linda recently released Night Songs, a CD of classical piano music. She resides in the San Francisco Bay area.

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MarketingAboveTheNoise
Mark Raskino - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Mark Raskino

Mark Raskino is a Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Executive Leadership and Innovation research. Mr. Raskino works primarily with CIOs and CEOs. He covers business and technology trends and their implications for business strategy and IT management. Mr. Raskino’s research includes Gartner’s Annual CEO Survey, Annual CIO Resolutions and Annual CEO Resolution. He is co-author with Jackie Fenn of Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time and is an accomplished and frequent keynote speaker. Current key research topics include CEO perspectives on business and technology, new trends in IT-enabled business growth, innovation management Hype Cycle, and information innovation in business strategy.

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DigitalToTheCore
Michael R. Reich - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

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Michael R. Reich

Michael R. Reich is the Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. He received his PhD in political science from Yale University in 1981. Dr. Reich has written extensively about the political dimensions of public health policy, health reform, and pharmaceutical policy. He previously served as chair and acting chair of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Population and International Health (1997–2001) and as director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (2001-05), and continues as Director of the Takemi Program in International Health.

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GoverningHealthSystems
Allison Rimm - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Allison Rimm

Allison Rimm is a strategic planning and management consultant, coach, and award-winning educator who inspires individuals and organizational leaders to create breathtaking visions and plans to make them come to life. She has merged her passion for teaching and mentoring with her strong executive skills to create her professional development programs and the popular Business of Life™ workshops. Rimm is the former Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, a multi-billion dollar organization renowned for excellence and innovation. Now at the helm of Allison Rimm & Associates, she helps clients benefit from the leadership, governance, and complex project management expertise she has developed in over 20 years as a senior executive and management consultant across a variety of industries. Rimm blogs for the Harvard Business Review.

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Lauren A. Rothman - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Lauren A. Rothman

Lauren A. Rothman, also known as “the Styleauteur,” is a fashion, style, and trend expert. Her wide-ranging experience includes working at Elle Magazine, MTV Networks Latin America, on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Peter Deutch, and as a wardrobe consultant for both Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her tips on wardrobe management have been featured in Glamour, Real Simple, People StyleWatch, and Washingtonian magazines, as well as in Politico, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Financial Times, MSNBC, Niche Media, on NPR, and on XM/Sirius radio. She has discussed politics and style on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, CNN, and in her in column – The Fashion Whip – on The Huffington Post. Rothman studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a major in English literature. Rothman lives with her husband, son, and pink toenail polished Dogue de Bordeaux in McLean, VA.

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StyleBible
Nancy M. Schlichting - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Nancy M. Schlichting

Nancy M. Schlichting is Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System, a nationally recognized $4 billion health care organization with 23,000 employees. She is credited with leading the health system through a dramatic financial turnaround and for award-winning patient safety, customer service and diversity initiatives.

Schlichting joined Henry Ford Health System in 1998 and in 2003 was named President and CEO. Her vision is to create tremendous clinical excellence, a fabulous patient experience, and a great environment for all health care professionals to advance their careers. Schlichting believes that great people are the key to providing great health care, and therefore, is committed to giving her employees everything they need to become the best possible health care professionals.

A hallmark of Schlichting’s career is working with community, legislative and business leaders to improve health services while providing affordable care. Nancy serves on numerous community, professional, and corporate boards that reflect both her professional and personal interests. She is a member of The Kresge Foundation Board, Walgreen Company Board, Federal Bank of Chicago Board – Detroit Branch, Detroit Regional Chamber Board, Greater Detroit Area Health Council Board, Citizen’s Research Council of Michigan, Detroit Economic Club Board, Downtown Detroit Partnership Board and United Way of Southeastern Michigan Board. Nancy is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Michigan Women’s Forum.

Nancy has an exceptional ability to balance her service to the community with her own exemplary career that has resulted in many forms of recognition over the years. Among her most recent honors, Nancy was named for the second time one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare“ by Modern Healthcare magazine, Becker’s Hospital Review named Nancy one of its “Women to Know in Health Care,” and Crain’s Detroit business named her one of 16 “Women to Watch.”

Schlichting received her AB from Duke University and her MBA from Cornell University. She and her family reside in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

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UnconventionalLeadership
Leon Shapiro - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

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Leon Shapiro

From 2013 to 2016, Leon Shapiro served as the CEO of Vistage Worldwide, the world’s leading peer advisory membership organization for CEOs, business owners, and their key executives. He is a member of the Vistage Board of Directors and a director at The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO). Between 2007 and 2011, Leon served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations, at Warner Music Group. From 2005–06, he served as Group President of The NPD Group, Inc., a global provider of consumer and retail information, where he led all of their entertainment and technology related businesses. Leon earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Most recently, Leon has written for Fast Company and Vistage’s Executive Street blog.

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PowerofPeers
Robert Sher - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Robert Sher

For more than two decades, Robert Sher was the CEO of a midsized company. Since 2007, he’s been a personal advisor to more than 90 mid-market company CEOs and their leadership teams, helping them identify growth killers and helping the company recover. Since 2011, he’s been researching the vulnerabilities of the middle market, and has interviewed over 100 middle market executives.

A frequent speaker on the successful leadership traits and skills of CEOs of midsized companies, Sher has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CFO and other leading publications. He is a regular columnist on Forbes.com, and HBR.org published a multipart series based on the 7 Silent Growth Killers in Mighty Midsized Companies.

Since the release of Mighty Midsized Companies, Sher has transformed the concepts in the book into a powerful presentation and has delivered the topic to more than sixty groups through live webinars and presentations from Southern California to Toron

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MightyMidsizedCompanies
Jen Shirkani - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Jen Shirkani

Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies, and at business organizations around the world. She is the author of Ego vs EQ, a leader’s guide to leveraging the power of emotional intelligence. She has spent over 25 years working with organizations—from the Fortune 50 to family-owned entities—as a business consultant and executive coach. In addition to emotional intelligence, she frequently speaks and writes about workplace challenges, including interviewing and selection, employee engagement and motivation, generational differences, and coachability. Her message is perfect for leadership, sales, business professionals, and entrepreneur audiences. She has a specialty in speaking to senior living/property managers, financial services/insurance, technology and retail organizations and provides practical strategies and immediately useable tips in a humorous and entertaining way.

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EgoVsEQ
David Smith, PhD - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

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David Smith, PhD

David Smith, PhD, is an active duty U.S. Navy Captain and permanent military professor in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, having served four years as the chair. A former Navy pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 19 years including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work, and family issues including dual career families, military families, women in the military, and retention of women. Dr. Smith is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of gender and the workplace. His most recent publications include: “On the Fast Track: Dual Military Couples Navigating Institutional Structures” in Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (2013), “Dual Military Families: Confronting a Stubborn Military Institution” in Military Families and War in the 21st Century, Comparative Perspectives (2015), “Leadership and Peer Behaviors: Women in Combat” in Military Medicine (2016) and “Gender and the Military Profession: Early Career Influences, Attitudes and Intentions.” in Armed Forces & Society.

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AthenaRising
Keizo Takemi - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

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Keizo Takemi

Keizo Takemi is a Member of the House of Councilors of Japan’s National Diet and a Senior Fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE). He served as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1998-99 and Senior Vice-Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan in 2006-07. He is an internationally recognized advocate for global health and development, and played an important role in placing health system strengthening at the center of the 2008 G8 summit in Japan. He also was a Takemi Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from 2007 to 2009.

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GoverningHealthSystems
Yalda T. Uhls - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Yalda T. Uhls

Yalda T. Uhls, MBA, PhD, is an award winning child psychologist researcher and leading expert in how media affects children. She is an unequaled and balanced voice in helping parents and educators navigate the overwhelming landscape of opinions, research, facts, conversation, and misinformation surrounding the impact of media on children. In addition to her consulting and other work, Dr. Uhls works with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit, as their Director of Creative Community Partnerships, and is an assistant adjunct professor at UCLA. Prior to her academic career, Yalda spent over fifteen years as a senior entertainment executive and producer at studios such as Sony and MGM. Most importantly, she is a mom of two digital teens (a boy and a girl).

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MediaMomsDigitalDads
Sara Villanueva - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Sara Villanueva

Sara Villanueva, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. As a developmental psychologist and a mother of four children (three in adolescence), she shares first-hand, real-life experiences of the perilous joys of raising teens. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and then went on to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she earned her MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology. Her area of specialization is in Adolescent Development with a specific focus on parent-adolescent relationships and parenting from various cultural perspectives. She teaches a range of courses such as Adolescent Psychology, Child Development, Cross Cultural Lifespan Development, Developmental Psychopathology, and Human Sexuality. She also conducts research and has studied teens and their families for years. In addition, she has published many articles and given a significant number of presentations to both academic and professional organizations around the globe.

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AngstOfAdolescence
Chuck Wall - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Chuck Wall

Chuck Wall is the founder of MarketPower Group, a business performance advisory firm. In his work, Chuck has interviewed over 100,000 of his clients’ customers to understand their unmet needs in today’s market. As a lifelong entrepreneur, he has a deep understanding of customer insight, business strategy, branding, marketing, and team building. He has also successfully launched six other companies in multiple industries including manufacturing, broadcasting, technology, research, insurance, and advertising. As a trusted advisor, Chuck has helped hundreds of companies, from the Fortune 100 to startups, acquire hundreds of thousands of new customers. He is also the author of Customer CEO: How to Profit from the Power of Your Customers (Bibliomotion 2013). He is a contributor to Forbes and Fast Company to build a better business future. Chuck lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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StopLookListen
CustomerCEO
Wendy Wallbridge - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Wendy Wallbridge

Wendy Wallbridge is a strategic and intuitive advisor and pioneer in the coaching field. Wendy is the founder and principal of On Your Mark Corporate Coaching, working with Fortune 100 leaders and teams seeking breakthrough outcomes in the face of significant, accelerating change. On Your Mark’s clients have included Intel, Hewlett Packard, Apple, ABC-Disney, Wells Fargo, Oracle, Texas Instruments, Symantec, Genentech, Dolby, and McAfee Security, among others.

Wendy has taught the principles from her book Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise for the past decade to groups of entrepreneurs, middle managers, individual contributors, and executives. She also speaks at such organizations as UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the Professional Business Women’s Conference, The Commonwealth Club, Women in Technology International, The Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Three Percent Conference. Wendy is the producer of the TEDxSandHillRdWomen conference and founder of Women’s Evolutionary Leadership Forum. She also teaches an annual “Leading with Power & Grace” six-month group coaching series for women.

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SpiralingUpward
Graham Waller - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Graham Waller

Graham Waller is a vice president and analyst in Gartner’s Digital Business Leadership research team. Mr. Waller works primarily with CIOs and executive-level digital leaders with emphasis on contemporary leadership and realizing business value via technology. He is a coauthor of the The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010). Waller is also coauthor of Gartner’s 2014 CIO Agenda: “Taming the Digital Dragon” and the 2015 CIO Agenda: “Flipping to Digital Leadership.” Additionally, he serves as faculty member on Gartner’s CIO Academy and is a sought after speaker.

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DigitalToTheCore
Alan Weiss, PhD - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Alan Weiss, PhD

Alan Weiss, PhD, is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker, and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times Corporation, and over 500 other leading organizations.

His speaking typically includes thirty keynotes a year at major conferences, and he has been a visiting faculty member at seven different universities. He additionally served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rhode Island where he taught courses on advanced management and consulting skills.

His PhD is in psychology and he has been a member of numerous major psychological associations, and served on the Board of Governors of Harvard University’s Center for Mental Health and the Media.

He is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame® and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence, representing the top 1% of professional speakers in the world. He has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of only two people in history holding both those designations.

His prolific publishing includes over 500 articles and 60 books, including his bestseller, Million Dollar Consulting (McGraw-Hill), currently in its 25th year and fifth edition. His books have been on the curricula at a number of major universities, and have been translated into twelve languages.

He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Press Institute, the first-ever for a non-journalist, and one of only seven awarded in the sixty-five-year history of the association.

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MillionDollarMaverick
Stefan Weitz - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Stefan Weitz

Stefan Weitz is a Senior Director of Search at Microsoft and charged with working with people and organizations across the industry to promote and improve search technologies. While focused on Microsoft’s product line, he works across the industry to understand searcher behavior, academic developments, and innovations from all over and, in his role as an evangelist for Search, gathers and distills feedback to drive fundamental search improvements.

Prior to Search, Stefan led the strategy to develop Microsoft’s next generation online platforms and developed Microsoft’s muni WiFi strategy and implementation, leading the effort to blanket free WiFi access across metropolitan cities. Stefan has been writing code since he was 8 years old and is fluent in both hardware and software architecture, trends, and potentials. A 16-year Microsoft veteran, he has led various groups in Windows, hardware, Informatics Security, and global business strategy in roles ranging from development to program management, business development to marketing. Stefan holds a half-dozen patents in various disciplines and is a frequent lecturer to industry and academic groups on the future of information storage, retrieval, and usage.

Stefan is a huge gadget “junkie” and can often be found in electronics shops across the world looking for the elusive perfect piece of tech. Stefan also serves on advisory boards for many startups ranging from biometrics to advertising to virtualization and is an active Angel investor. In his spare cycles, he is working with national educational reinvention groups to reboot K-12 education and is actively advising startups focused on boosting student achievement through technology and big data. He is on the GenCon Board for Conservation International and active in Endeavor Global, a non-profit dedicated to incubating high-impact startups in developing markets.

An Insight Labs alumnus, Stefan is the first author to pen a book for the Insight Labs Library.

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Search
Karen Wright - Bibliomotion, Inc.

   

Karen Wright

Karen Wright has coached top business leaders from Fortune 500 companies to develop executive presence, manage change, integrate their personal and professional lives, and achieve their own definitions of success. Wright founded Parachute Executive Coaching in 1996. She is frequently in the media, including CTV News, CBC Radio One, The Globe & Mail, CFRA Radio Ottawa, TalkRadio UK, The Toronto Star, Kiplinger’s, and Computer World Magazine. Wright has an MBA from the Ivey School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Western University. The first Professional Certified Coach in Canada and now one of the an elite group of Master Certified coaches, Wright is a leader in the field of corporate coaching. Core to her coaching philosophy is the belief that the truly successful leader is able to achieve business success, physical health, and personal happiness all at once. Wright resides in Toronto, Canada.

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CompleteExecutive

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Christine Koh

Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned writer, editor, designer, consultant, and impassioned conversationalist. She spent a decade in academia – during which time she was awarded prestigious fellowships from the National Institutes of Health to fund her Ph.D. research at Queen’s University and joint-appointment postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. She was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more independent ventures. Christine is the founder and editor of BostonMamas.com, a stylish resource portal for families in Boston and beyond, and created the graphic design firm PoshPeacock.com. Christine also is digital strategist at Women Online, a freelance writer and editor, and pens the personal blog – PopDiscourse.com – where she gives voice to her fascination with pop culture, the intellectually interesting or absurd, Boston life, and parenthood.

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