Hong-Sheng Zhou, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Hong-Sheng Zhou's main research area is Cryptography, spanning the full spectrum from theory to practice

Cryptography Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Techniques Information Security Distributed Computing

Benjamin Henwood

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert on housing and integrative support for homeless individuals

Serious Mental Illness Housing First, homelessness, permanent supportive housing Integrated behavioral and primary healthcare

Homa Bahrami

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

Expert on organizational flexibility and dynamic leadership

Dynamic Leadership Organizational Flexibility Leading Multi-cultural Knowledge Workers Orchestrating Geo-distributed Teams Impact of Technology on Organizational Design

Sameer Srivastava

Associate Professor | Ewald T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and Public Policy | Co-Director, Computational Culture Lab | Co-Director, Berkeley Culture Initiative · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Pioneering the use of computational methods to study culture and cognition

Culture and Cognition Organizational Sociology Organizational Theory Network Analysis Economic Sociology

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Prinstein is an expert on children’s and adolescents’ peer relationships.

Clinical Psychology Adolescent Psychology Self-Injury Peer Influence and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors Suicide Prevention

Patricia Elliot

Founder · MindCircles

Author, Inspirational, Motivational Speaker, Broadcaster, Blogger, Vlogger, Academic Examiner

Inner Success & Happiness Personal Development Stress Prevention/Management Realising Your Potential

Michael Thomashow

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Is an expert on the regulation of abiotic & biotic stress tolerance pathways in plants with an emphasis on plant freezing tolerance

Biochemistry Soil and Microbial Sciences Plant Biology Molecular Biology Plants

Peter G. Klein, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurship · Baylor University

Peter G. Klein is an economist who studies managerial and organizational issues, with a special interest in entrepreneurship and innovation

Entrepreneurship Innovation Diversification Vertical Coordination Public Policy

Allyson Hewitt

Director, SiG@MaRS and Director, Social Entrepreneurship · MaRS Discovery District

Creating the conditions that expand the realm of entrepreneurship so it incorporates a strong social component is what SiG@MaRS achieves

Social Innovation Social Finance Nonprofit Management Fundraising Social Enterprise

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D.

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

Professor Bandyopadhyay has authored and co-authored nearly 400 research publications

Self-assembly of Regimented Nanostructure Arrays Spintronics Quantum Devices Hot Carrier Transport in Nanostructures Nanoelectronics

Bijan Zakeri

Global Technical Marketing Manager · BASF

Bijan Zakeri is a pharmaceutical industry professional with a strong business acumen, scientific expertise and technical marketing.

Drug Discovery Pharmaceutical Industry Biochemistry Protein Chemistry Biotechnology

Philip Hannah

Director · Seven Questions

An evangelist for the improvement of decision making and planning through the application of tested techniques and wargaming tools

Decision Making in High Reliability Organisations Challenges of Nuclear and Cni Security Military Planning & Decision Making Techniques in Corporate Environments Business Wargaming Veille Economique

Anjana Susarla

Omura-Saxena Professor in Responsible AI · Michigan State University

Anjana Susarla's research includes the economics of information systems, social media analytics and economics of artificial intelligence.

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) Digital Transformation Social Media Analytics Machine Learning Causal Inference

Samantha Chapman, PhD

Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Samantha Chapman, PhD is an Associate Professor with expertise in global change in coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species.

Carbon Storage and Sequestration Invasive Species Biodiversity Loss Climate change effects on coastal wetlands

Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology · University of Connecticut

Professor Chafouleas is an expert on whole child, school mental health, behavioral assessment, and K12 tiered systems of support.

Multi-Tiered Frameworks Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Social-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment School Mental Health Trauma-Informed Schools

Liette Vasseur

Professor and UNESCO Chair · Brock University

Working in Environmental sustainability, mainly sustainable agriculture and conservation

Plant biologist Pest management Ecosystem Management Ecosystem services Conservation Biology

Dave Pearson

Research Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Research VP for IDC Canada's Infrastructure Solutions Research Group

Platform as a Service Enterprise Storage Datacentre Networking Big Data and Analytics Infrastructure

Aparna Gupta

Professor, Lally School of Management; Director, Center for Financial Studies · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Leading quantitative finance and risk management expert advancing cutting-edge solutions to address risk challenges of the 21st century.

Networked Systems Analytical Methods Financial Engineering Risk Management Quantitative Finance

Jennifer Lewis

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Integrated health and mental health expert, focusing on HIV, suicide prevention, stress, trauma and resilience.

Psychotherapy Mental Health Adults and Healthy Aging Health

Doug Williamson

President and Chief Executive Officer · The Beacon Group

A bold thinker and dynamic speaker, with extensive global experience, who can provide unique insights into today's business challenges.

Megatrends & Seismic Shifts - Coping With the New Reality Leading Through Chaos & Disruption Innovation & Design Thinking Global Leadership in A Modern World Science of Strategic Thinking