Joel Fodrie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

F. Joel Fodrie is a fisheries ecologist at the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Science.

Mariculture Ecosystem services Oyster Reefs Coastal Ecosystems Oil Spills

Sean Wise

Professor · Ryerson University

Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

Social Network Enterprise Analytics

Emily Taylor

Consulting Manager · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Consulting Manager

Project Management Virtual Reality (VR) Consumer Tech Connected Life Wearables

Kevin Rose

Frederic R. Kolleck ’52 Career Development Chair in Freshwater Ecology · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Computational modeling of links between freshwater ecology and carbon cycling

Climate Change Aquatic Ecology Carbon Cycling Freshwater Ecosystems Biogeochemistry

Jean Philippe Bouchard

Vice-President, Future of Work and Mobility Research · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Leads the Future of Work & Mobility research group at IDC Canada

Canadian AR/VR Market Tablets Mobile Phones Wearables Forecasting & Modeling

Brendan Rouse

Research Analyst, Channels & Alliances · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Brendan Rouse is a Research Analyst for the Worldwide Channels and Alliances Group

Channels and Alliances Trends IDC Leadership Councils Product Management

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Solomon Darwin

Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation | Executive Director, Center for Growth Markets · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the “Father of the Smart Village Movement”

Open Innovation Smart Villages / Smart Cities Business Models Innovation Strategies for Emerging Economies Business Ecosystems

Dr. Patrick Dixon

Chairman · Global Cahange Ltd.

Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.

Connected Technologies Retirement Public Policy Work Active Ageing

Jennifer Burney

Associate Professor of Environmental Science · UC San Diego

Jennifer Burney's research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change.

Climate Impacts on Agriculture Science Energy Poverty Global Food Security Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Paul Edwards

Research Director, Software Channels · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Paul Edwards serves as Director of Software Channels research at IDC

Infrastructure Channel Strategy Partner Program Design Partner Transformation MSPs VARs SIs Software Channel Strategies

Professor Richard Wall

Professor of Zoology · University of Bristol

Researching the arthropod pests, parasites and vectors that cause animal diseases across the world

Mites Animal Disease Ectoparasites How To Manage Parasites Tick Borne Disease

Raja Roy

Assistant Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Raja Roy focuses on firm-level capabilities during tech disruptions of machine tools, industrial robotics & image sensors at high-tech firms

Innovation Ecosystems Entrepeneurship Disruptive Innovation Disruption Innovation

Todd BenDor, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Ph.D. Program, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences and Interim Director, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science · UNC-Chapel Hill

BenDor's research aims to better understand the impacts that human activities and development can have on sensitive ecological systems.

Human Impact on the Environment Ecology Environmental Planning Land Use Planning Urban Modeling

Mark A. Boyer, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Executive Director · University of Connecticut

Mark A. Boyer studies environmental policy and global-local linkages. His research focuses on climate adaptation from global to local.

Simulation and Experimental Methods Climate Change Global-Local Linkages Globalization Environmental Policy

Rattan Lal

Associate Professor, Soil Science | Environment and Natural Resources · The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal is a Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University .

Soil Science Environment Natural Resources

Jessica Smith Schwind

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology · Georgia Southern University

Jessica Smith Schwind researches emerging infectious diseases in global health settings

Coronavirus Global Health Emerging Infectious Diseases Disease Detection and Response COVID-19

Joyce Fassbender, Ph.D.

Expert in insect and spider biodiversity · Florida Gulf Coast University

Joyce Fassbender is an entomologist and arachnologist with research interests in general biology.

Beetles Spiders Insect Biodiversity Entomology Arachnology

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

Dr Jonathan Gander

Head of the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries · Kingston University

His research addresses the commercial aspects of self-employed professionals and creative arts companies.

Branding Fashion Industry Freelances Business of Creatives Creative Industries