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

Diya Soubra

Managing Partner · SCH Consulting

A speaker that is able to communicate the connection between the underlying technology and the business case

Cloud Based Services Business Model Design Broadband Technology

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

Steven W. McLaughlin

Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Dr. McLaughlin's research interests are in the general area of communications and information theory

Telecommunications Student Entrepreneurship Student Mental Health

Lawrence Surtees

Research Vice President, Communications · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Over forty years experience following new technologies and trends and providing thought leadership on the Canadian communications market

Canadian Communications Policy and Regulatory Issues Canadian Communications Service Providers Wireless Communications Telecom Industry Structure and Trends Optical Network Technology

Sascha Meinrath

PALMER CHAIR IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS, Telecommunications · Pennsylvania State University

Meinrath is a renowned technology policy expert and is internationally recognized for his work as a social entrepreneur and angel investor

Open Technology Public Interest Sector Internet of Things Civil Liberties Distributed Communications

Andrew Ellis

Professor of Optical Communications/Deputy Director of the Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT) · Aston University

Currently researching optical superchannels and advanced passive optical networks for the delivery of Tbit/s class broadband.

5G Broadband Optical communications Photonics Signal Processing

Steve Palmer

Chair · CATAAlliance Public Safety Advisory Board

Steve Palmer is a Life Member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Strategic Communications Public Safety Strategy Strategic Planning Security

Pauline Barmby

Professor · University of Western Ontario

I use big data from the world's largest telescopes to figure out galaxies.

Space and Astrophysics Physics Astronomy Science Education Astroinformatics

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

Jonathan M. Lees, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Lees is an expert in fault zones, volcano imaging, explosive volcanism and geothermal imaging.

Geological Sciences Siesmology Volcanology Tomography of Fault Zones Regional Tomographic Inversion

Laura D. Tyson

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Influential scholar of economics and public policy; expert on trade and competitiveness

Disruption Global Economy U.S. Trade Policy High-Technology Competition Automation

Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Erdem Topsakal received multiple degrees in electronics and communication engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul

Microwave Early Cancer Detection and Monitoring Microwave Hyperthermia and Ablation Wireless Medical Telemetry (Implantable and Body-centric) and E-Health Medical Applications of Microfluidics (Microfluidic Antennas and Sensors) Novel Microwave Antennas and Arrays

David Bader

Distinguished Professor, Computer Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests lie at the intersection of data science & high-performance computing, with applications in cybersecurity

Computational Genomics Applications in Cybersecurity Data Science High-Performance Computing Massive-Scale Analytics

Ganesh Sitaraman

Associate Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in public law and policy, including presidential power, foreign relations, domestic regulation and institutional design.

Public Option Institutional design Regulation Foreign Relations Law Constitutional Law

Jon Arnold

Principal · J Arnold & Associates

VoIP and Beyond - Disruptive Communications Technology Perspectives

Voip Unified Communications Cloud Communications Smartphones Social Media

Grover Righter

Guerrilla Marketing Scientist · Lever10

Sheeple Antidote! At Lever10, developing creative and effective B2B marketing initiatives harness the evolving world of online media

Integrated Marketing Demand Generation Lead Generation Online Advertising Science-Based Marketing

Jennifer Kaiser

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Jennifer Kaiser examines the formation of air pollutants, with a focus on the emissions and chemistry of volatile organic compounds.

Development of Air Quality Monitoring Strategies Interactions of Biogenic and Anthropogenic Emissions Emissions and Chemistry of Air Pollutants Global Chemistry-Transport Modeling

Becky McCray

Expert for Small Towns · SaveYour.Town

Practical steps you can put into action right away to shape a better future for your community

Nonprofits Entrepreneurship Social Capital Community Development Small Town

John Volakis

Professor & Chope Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering · The Ohio State University

Electrical engineering expert, focusing on computational electromagnetics

Wireless Communication and Propagation Antennas and Arrays RF Materials and Packaging RF Matching and Tunable Circuits RFIDs