Jorge M. Torres

Vice President · Silas Capital

VC at Silas Capital & Intellectual Property Attorney in New York

Venture Capital Investing Intellectual Property & Venture Capital Patent Infringement Law Technology and Healthcare Startup Investing Trademark Law

Neil Leyden

Founder/ Project Director · International DIgital Services Centre

International Digital Services Centre, Founder

Digital Strategist Future of Media Intellectual Property for Media

Carl Shapiro

Professor of the Graduate School | Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy Emeritus · University of California, Berkeley

Anti-trust Economics Design and Use of Patents Economics of Networks and Interconnection Industrial Organization Economics

Julie Manning Magid

Professor of Business Law · Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Leadership and business law expert focusing on social impact, innovation, and inclusion.

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants Workplace Gender and Inclusion Issues Innovation and Privacy Law Privacy and Ethics Executive and Board Leadership

Heidi Tworek

Assistant Professor of History · University of British Columbia

Professor Tworek's current research focuses on communications, international organizations, history, and transatlantic relations.

News and Media International Relations International Organizations Legal History Germany and Europe

Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Connecticut; Senior Research Fellow, US Census Bureau · University of Connecticut

Extensive research consulting experience with Fortune 100 and US govt on “Big Data” driven decision making in IT and operations.

Energy INformatics Operations Research Information Systems Economics Machine Learning Big Data

Johannes M. Bauer

Quello Chair in Media and Information Policy and Director, James H. and Mary B. Quello Center · Michigan State University

Expert in the digital economy, including digital innovation, information and media policy, Internet governance including net neutrality

Media Economics Media Policy Net Neutrality Information Policy Digital Economy

Nigel Collin

CEO · Thinkativity

Nigel Collin CSP - Helping businesses generate profitable ideas

Leading Innovators

Don Duval

Chief Executive Officer · NORCAT

Experienced, dynamic, and engaging speaker on an array of topics related to innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship

Turnaround Strategies Entrepreneurship Academic Research Commercialization

Lewis Franklin Bost, MBA, IDSA, FAIMBE

Professor | Co-director, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine | Bachelor Product Design, NCSU l Masters of Business Administration, UNC · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Bost's research focuses on innovation, device design and development processes

Innovation Device Design Development Processes Entrepreneurial Business Strategy Commercialization

Russ Roberts

Innovation Leadership Council, Innovation Policy and SR&ED · Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance)

29 years of experience with Canada’s SR&ED Tax Incentive Program, from the perspective of both the public and private sectors

Change Management Entrepreneurship SR&ED Tax Credits Management Consulting

Lisa D. Cook

Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations · Michigan State University

Expert in global economic growth and development, financial institutions and markets, innovation and economic history

International Finance Innovation Macroeconomics Development Economic History

Michael Fabiano

Vice President, Revenue-Local Media · THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

An established leader in the media industry with an extensive understanding of digital, broadcast and print.

Publishing Financial Planning Business & Strategic Planning Negotiating Agreements Business Process Engineering

Mohamed Dekkak

Founder and Chairman of Adgeco Group, UAE · Adgeco Group

JOIN THE ULTIMATE AND INCOMPARABLE EXPERIENCE WITH ADGECO GROUP

Oil and Gas Industry Seminar Speaker aducation abroad Education and Counseling Public Speaking & Debate

Julia Chung, CFP, CLU, FEA

Senior Financial Planner, Entrepreneur · Spring Financial Planning & Admin Slayer Services

Personal Finance & Family Enterprise professional leading Spring Financial Planning & Admin Slayer Services

Personal Finance Financial Planning Entrepreneur Family Business Planning Estate Planning

Dr Claire Farrow

Professor and Director of Applied Health Research Group · Aston University

Dr. Claire Farrow's interests concern the factors influencing eating behaviour and weight gain or loss, particularly in children.

Observational Research Child Obesity Child Eating Behaviour Fussy Eating Digital Health Interventions

Kathleen Greenler Sexton

Vice President and General Manager, Content Division · Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

Entrepreneurial executive helping companies navigate the dramatic changes in digital publishing & technology impacting the content industry

Brand and Market Strategy Demand Generation Revenue Generation Ecommerce Content Marketing

Rhianna Collier

Vice President, Software Division · Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

Stay above the Cloud and on top of new tech trends with strategic market research & analysis from SIIA's voice in the software industry

Program Management Business Intelligence Strategic Business Alliances Mobile Marketing Integrating Enterprise Saas With Mobile

Joanne Thomsen

VP, Talent · MaRS Discovery District

The MaRS Chiropractor: Gifted in aligning people strategy with business strategy while charming the organization with a can-do attitude!

Human Resources Best Practices Human Resource Management Organizational Change Employee Development and Leadership

Karen Billings

Vice President, Education Division · Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

Enabling the Wired Teacher! SIIA's industry thought leader helps educators utilize 21st Century tools for teaching tech-savvy students

Techtools for the Classroom Emerging Tech for School Librarians Mobile Learning Technology and Schools Technology-Based Assessment Tools