H. Kenny Cheng

Chair · University of Florida

H. Kenny Cheng’s research is focused on the impact of internet technology and software development.

Information Systems and Operations Management Internet Software Development and Marketing Information Technology Strategy Information Systems Policy Supply Chain Management

Zhifang Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Zhifang Wang specializes in electric power grid vulnerability analysis, synthetic grid modeling, and renewable integration.

Cascading Failures in Power Grids Energy System Modeling and Optimization Integration of Renewable Generation Voltage Stability and Controls Smart Grid Communication Architecture

Michel Boufadel

Distinguished Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Michel Boufadel focuses on water, water technology and energy, offering insights into oil spills and other environmental disasters.

Oil Spills Global Warming Sustainability Water Technology Environmental Disasters

Professor Nicholas Howden

Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering · University of Bristol

Investigating the changes in content of river banks and river area catchments

Precipitation Jet Stream Rain River Catchments Ground Water

Yanxiao Zhao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Zhao specializes in wireless networking, Internet of things and cyber security.

Wireless Communications and Networks Wireless Energy Harvesting Systems Wearable sensors for healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) Cyber Security

Heather Farley, M.D., MHCDS, FACEP

Chief Wellness Officer · ChristianaCare

Dr. Farley, an emergency physician by training, is one of the nation's foremost experts on healthcare worker wellbeing

Change Management Wellbeing Burnout Provider Wellbeing Wellbeing at Work

Miriam Capretz

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · Western University

Professor of Software Engineering at Western University who conducts research in energy management, smart buildings and online advertising.

Software Engineering – Architecture & Design Methodologies. Software Development Lifecycle. Software Research Graduate Education Teaching in Software Engineering Software Development

H. Shelton Weeks, Ph.D.

Expert in real estate and financial markets · Florida Gulf Coast University

H. Shelton Weeks has extensive industry experience in valuation of real property with an emphasis on senior living projects.

Economics Corporate Finance Real Estate Financial Markets Investments

Ken A. Carow

Executive Associate Dean of Faculty and Research – Indianapolis · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Ken Carow has expertise in a number of finance-related fields, including banking, insurance, financial institutions and debt design.

Insurance Debt Design Banking Financial Institutions,

Kerrie Sendall

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Sendall focuses on the effects of global climate change on plant traits such as photosynthetic rates, growth, and survival

Invasive Species Biodiversity Climate Change Biology Biology of Plants

Gustavo Vejarano

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Wireless Multihop Networks (Wmn) Cognitive Radios and Networking Cross-Layer Design Cyber-Physical Systems: adaptation mechanisms for WMNs to human activity and behavior Self-Organized Communication Networks

Beverley Thomas

Managing Director · IWise2 ebusiness ltd

Innovative and charasmatic speaker that connects people process and technology together to deliver change

Embedding Change Innovation Capital Stewardship

Prakash Kashwan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science · University of Connecticut

Expertise: Environmental and climate justice, planetary justice, global commons, climate governance, and climate geoengineering governance.

Environmental Human Rights International Development Climate Justice Climate Geoengineering Institutional Analysis

Professor Tim Thompson

Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology · University Alliance

His area of expertise is in the decomposition of human remains after death - with interest in what happens when a skeleton or body is burnt.

Burnt Bodies Skeletons Forensics Forensic Anthropology Human Remains

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida

Associate Professor/Associate Director · University of Florida

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida's research is focused on understanding age-related pain perception and pain management.

Chronic Pain Translational Pain Research Pain Pain related to age

Tony Ulwick

Founder & CEO · Strategyn

Tony is the pioneer of Jobs-to-be-Done Theory and the inventor of Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI).

Outcome-Driven Innovation Marketing Strategy Innovation Management Strategy Innovation Consulting

Ugochukwu 'Ugo' Etudo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management · University of Connecticut

Ugochukwu Etudo is an expert on using software to learn about the online activities of fringe groups.

Terrorist Propaganda Advanced Database Systems Data Analytics Online Activity of Terrorists Internet Dissemination of Ideologies

Lisa J. Merlo

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Lisa Merlo’s research focuses on mental health, well-being and professional fulfillment among healthcare professionals.

Motivational Interviewing Burnout of Health Professionals Well-being of Health Professionals Medical Student Wellness

Ryan Poissant

Senior Advisor: IT, Communications & Entertainment Practice · MaRS Discovery District

When it's time for your growth-oriented, technology-focused company to get in the game, you can rely on the Tech Start-up Coach from MaRS

Entrepreneurship Ecommerce Wireless Technologies Marketing and Business Development

Terry H. Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

A catalyst for students, leaders, teams, and organizations to reach their full potential through coaching, education, and facilitation.

Mediation and Conflict Management Diversity & Inclusion Meeting Design and Facilitation Innovation and Creativity Team Development and Effectiveness