Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein

President & CEO · MaRS Innovation

Turning academic ideas into commercial realities

Corporate & Business Strategy Early-Stage Investing Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology Transfer Commercialization of Innovation

Henry Chesbrough

Adjunct Professor | Mike and Carol Meyer Fellow | Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Innovation thought leader who launched the "Open Innovation" paradigm

Open Innovation Open Innovation and Business Models Comparative Industry Evolution Innovation Innovation Strategy

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

Robert Coleman

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Coleman is both a research scientist and an entrepreneur. He is a founding member of Codagenix, a biotech start-up company.

Biotechnology Start Up Companies Infectious Diseases Vaccines Biology

Xiaoyun Yu

Associate Professor of Finance · Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Expert in theoretical and empirical corporate finance, focusing on the nuances of information economics and the politics of economy finance

Information Economics Security Design Initial Public Offering Financial Institutions and Systems Political Economy of Finance

Sarah Prevette

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Named by Inc Magazine as one of the top entrepreneurs in North America & recognized as a futurist/early-supporter of emerging technology

Failism: the Art of Strategic Evolution Tech Startups The Entrepreneur Journey Entrepreneurial Networking & Collaboration Setting Direction and Strategy for Companies

Goutama Bachtiar

Advisor · Global Innovations and Technology Platform

Advisor, Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Content Producer, Writer and Courseware Developer

It Audit It Service Management Technopreneurship

Craig Hunter

Leader · Y Combinator + Stanford University

CEO at Bitmaker Labs, Advisor @ Venture for Canada & Teach for Canada

Startups Technology Industry Technology Careers Hacking Education Career Hacking

David Stewart-Patterson

Vice-President, Public Policy · The Conference Board of Canada

No dragon in this den! Combining policy analysis & advocacy, the CBoC's VP of Public Policy enthusiastically supports young entrepreneurs

Public Policy

Andy Yang

Chief Innovation Hunter · Extreme Startups

Wheel, printing press, light bulb, Gummi Bears: Bring leading edge ideas to the foreground with Extreme Startups Chief Innovation Hunter

Startups Venture Capital Mobile Technologies Entrepreneurship Business Model Validation

Buck Goldstein, J.D., M.Ed.

Professor of the Practice, Department of Economics & University Entrepreneur in Residence, The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Expert in entrepreneurship, venture capital, research universities as agents of societal change, university governance & strategic planning.

Financial Service Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Leadership Entrepreneurial Education Business Planning

Krista Jones

Managing Director, Work & Learning · MaRS Discovery District

Bridging the gaps between people, technology and automation.

Product Marketing Technology Commercialization Technology Strategy Development Enterprise Software Future of Work

Molly Turner

Lecturer · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leading expert on urban technology

Urban Planning Tourism Policy Economic Development Startups Tech Policy

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD

Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD, is an expert in emerging technologies and business technology strategy

Emerging Technology Trends Technology Adoption Virtual & Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Social Media Analytics

Emily Walsh

Principal Consultant · Halloran Consulting Group, Inc.

Recovering Scientist

Personalized Medicine and Genetics Translational Medicine Transitioning From the Bench Project Management 101 Program Management 101

Maura O'Neill

Lecturer | Distinguished Teaching Fellow · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Expert in entrepreneurship, leadership, blockchain, and policy

Women and Racial/Ethnic Equity Breakthrough Innovation in Private & Private Sectors Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: Strategy, Regulatory Policy & Opportunity Identification Entrepreneurship & New Venture Finance Executive Leadership

Joan C. Williams

Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: williams@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4706 / Office 402-100

Property Law Feminist Legal Theory Work Life Balance Gender and Sexuality in the Law Work Conflict

Chris Hogg

CEO · Digital Journal Inc.

Don't just catch up on the latest developments. Let Digital Journal's technology-enabled citizen journalists breathe life into news content

User Generated Content Digital Media Citizen Journalism Online Journalism Content Management

Bernard Moon

Co-founder · SparkLabs

Co-founder of SparkLabs Global (global seed fund) & Co-founder SparkLabs (startup accelerator in Korea)

Strategic Planning Fundraising Business Planning Internet Wireless

Mark Carlson

Managing Partner · Verdex Capital, AVAC Ltd.

Managing Partner

Venture Capital Agricultural Technology Investments Finance