The Global Innovation Summit features expert speakers across many fields of innovation: business, government, entrepreneurship, academia, social impact, the creative arts, and others.  However, unlike a typical conference, the format is hands-on, informal, and interactive. The vast majority of the sessions will take place without a formal stage, and none will involve tedious presentations. Instead, sessions will be unscripted, casual, and in-the-round, to foster a highly engaged discussion. Every single attendee at the Summit will have the opportunity to speak visibly, share ideas, and take action. We promise an eclectic, interesting, and vigorous mixture of dialogue and doing.

 Steve Blank   Author, Entrepreneur, and Founder of "Lean Startup" Movement   http://steveblank.com/about/

Steve Blank

Author, Entrepreneur, and
Founder of "Lean Startup" Movement

http://steveblank.com/about/

 AnnaLee Saxenian    Dean,   UC Berkeley School of Information ;  Author, Regional Advantage

AnnaLee Saxenian

Dean, UC Berkeley School of Information; Author, Regional Advantage

 You   The most important speaker of all.  Every Summit participant will be heard.

You

The most important speaker of all.  Every Summit participant will be heard.

 Danae Ringelmann   Founder & Chief Customer Officer,   Indiegogo

Danae Ringelmann

Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Indiegogo

 Wayne Silby   Founder,   Calvert Foundation

Wayne Silby

Founder, Calvert Foundation

 Nancy Pfund   Managing Partner,   DBL Investors

Nancy Pfund

Managing Partner, DBL Investors

 Dr. David Tennenhouse   Corporate Vice President Technology Policy,   Microsoft

Dr. David Tennenhouse

Corporate Vice President Technology Policy, Microsoft

 Eric Ball, Ph.D.   Senior Vice President of Finance,   Oracle

Eric Ball, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President of Finance, Oracle

 Joel Hodgson   Creator,   Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Joel Hodgson

Creator, Mystery Science Theatre 3000

 Stefan Weitz   Director of Search,   Microsoft (Bing)

Stefan Weitz

Director of Search, Microsoft (Bing)

 Maria A. Douglass   Acting Director, Technology Transfer & Innovation,   King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Maria A. Douglass

Acting Director, Technology Transfer & Innovation, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

 Ned Breslin   CEO,   Water for People

Ned Breslin

CEO, Water for People

 Renee Kaplan   Chief Strategy Officer,   Skoll Foundation

Renee Kaplan

Chief Strategy Officer,
Skoll Foundation

 Kumardev Chatterjee   Founder and President,   European Young Innovators Forum

Kumardev Chatterjee

Founder and President, European Young Innovators Forum

 Douglas Lawrence   Managing Principal ,  5 Stone Green Capital

Douglas Lawrence

Managing Principal,
5 Stone Green Capital

 Ade Mabogunje, Ph.D.   Stanford Center for Design Research and Advisor,   T2 Venture Creation

Ade Mabogunje, Ph.D.

Stanford Center for Design Research and Advisor, T2 Venture Creation

 Francisco Manrique   President,   CONNECT Bogata Region

Francisco Manrique

President, CONNECT Bogata Region

 Anula Jayasuriya, MD, PhD, MBA   Founder and Managing Director,   eXXclaim Capital

Anula Jayasuriya, MD, PhD, MBA

Founder and Managing Director, eXXclaim Capital

 Fran Seegull   Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director,   ImpactAssets

Fran Seegull

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, ImpactAssets

 Janet Crawford   Cascadance    Co-Creator of Rainforest Architects and Advisor,   T2 Venture Creation

Janet Crawford

Cascadance

Co-Creator of Rainforest Architects and Advisor, T2 Venture Creation

 Mark Newberg       Managing Director, Impact Investment Strategies     ,    5 Stone Green Capital     Advisor,   T2 Venture Creation

Mark Newberg

Managing Director, Impact Investment Strategies, 5 Stone Green Capital

Advisor, T2 Venture Creation

 Ann Badillo   Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, Mid Life & Career Transitions & Renewal,   Ann Badillo Leadership

Ann Badillo

Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, Mid Life & Career Transitions & Renewal, Ann Badillo Leadership

 Greg Horowitt   Co-Founder and Managing Director,   T2 Venture Creation     Kauffman Fellow    Co-Founder,   Global CONNECT, University of California, San Diego

Greg Horowitt

Co-Founder and Managing Director, T2 Venture Creation

Kauffman Fellow

Co-Founder, Global CONNECT, University of California, San Diego

 Jessica Lura   Educator,   Bullis Charter School

Jessica Lura

Educator, Bullis Charter School

 Alfred Watkins   Chair of Advisory Board,   Global Innovation Summit

Alfred Watkins

Chair of Advisory Board, Global Innovation Summit

 Victor Hwang   CEO, Co-Founder and Managing Director,   T2 Venture Creation

Victor Hwang

CEO, Co-Founder and Managing Director, T2 Venture Creation

 James D. Thompson, PhD   Co-Founder and Director,   Wharton Social Enterprise  Program

James D. Thompson, PhD

Co-Founder and Director, Wharton Social Enterprise Program

 P.K. Agarwal   CEO,   TiE Global ; former  Chief Technology Officer,  State of California

P.K. Agarwal

CEO, TiE Global; former Chief Technology Officer, State of California

 Leonardo Maldonado   Executive Director,   Region Fertil  (Antofagasta, Chile)

Leonardo Maldonado

Executive Director, Region Fertil (Antofagasta, Chile)

 Rohit Shukla   CEO,   Larta Institute

Rohit Shukla

CEO, Larta Institute

 Michael Hawes   CEO and Co-Founder,   Liquidity

Michael Hawes

CEO and Co-Founder, Liquidity

 David Green   Ashoka

David Green

Ashoka

 Mark Levy   Author,   Accidental Genius

Mark Levy

Author, Accidental Genius

 Cynthia Muller   Director of Impact Investing,   Arabella Advisors

Cynthia Muller

Director of Impact Investing, Arabella Advisors

 Adiba Barney   CEO,   SVForum

Adiba Barney

CEO, SVForum

 Phil Wickham   CEO  ,   Kauffman Fellows Program

Phil Wickham

CEO, Kauffman Fellows Program

 Arjan Schutte   Managing Partner,   Core Innovation Capital

Arjan Schutte

Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital

 Thomas Guevara   Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, Economic Development Administration,    US Department of Commerce

Thomas Guevara

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce

 Nathan Fletcher   Former California Legislator and Senior Director at   Qualcomm

Nathan Fletcher

Former California Legislator and Senior Director at Qualcomm

 Miriam Rivera   Ulu Ventures

Miriam Rivera

Ulu Ventures

 Ben Thornley   Director of Insight,   Pacific Community Ventures

Ben Thornley

Director of Insight, Pacific Community Ventures

 Zak Ringelstein   Founder and CEO,   UClass

Zak Ringelstein

Founder and CEO, UClass

 Sean Gourley   seangourley.com

Sean Gourley

seangourley.com

 Bonny Moellenbrock   Executive Director,   Investor's Circle  and  SJF Institute

Bonny Moellenbrock

Executive Director, Investor's Circle and SJF Institute

 Javier Saade    Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation    ,   U.S. Small Business Administration     

Javier Saade

Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

 

 Brad Stuart   CEO,   ACIStrategies

Brad Stuart

CEO, ACIStrategies

 Elizabeth Dreicer   CEO + Founder,   Posiba

Elizabeth Dreicer

CEO + Founder, Posiba

 Jure Leskovec   Professor ,  Stanford University

Jure Leskovec

Professor, Stanford University

 Jordan Novet   Staff Writer,   VentureBeat

Jordan Novet

Staff Writer, VentureBeat

 Jacques Bernier   Associé principal | Managing Partner,   Teralys Capital

Jacques Bernier

Associé principal | Managing Partner, Teralys Capital

 Julia Sze   Managing Director,   Sonen Capital

Julia Sze

Managing Director, Sonen Capital

 Rob Lalka   Director of Strategy and Partnerships,   Village Capital

Rob Lalka

Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Village Capital

 Margarita Quihuis   Co-Director,   Stanford Peace Innovation Lab     Researcher,   Persuasive Technology Lab

Margarita Quihuis

Co-Director, Stanford Peace Innovation Lab

Researcher, Persuasive Technology Lab

 Carola Fellenz Thompson   Chief Design Officer,   zSpace

Carola Fellenz Thompson

Chief Design Officer, zSpace

 Sharon Vosmek   Chief Executive Officer,   Astia

Sharon Vosmek

Chief Executive Officer,
Astia

 Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu   Managing Director/CEO,   InfoGraphics Nigeria

Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu

Managing Director/CEO, InfoGraphics Nigeria

 Jonas Klevhag   Business Advisor,   teknopol.se    Senior Innovation Strategist,   skane.se

Jonas Klevhag

Business Advisor, teknopol.se

Senior Innovation Strategist, skane.se

 Tim Williamson   Co-founder & CEO,   The Idea Village

Tim Williamson

Co-founder & CEO, The Idea Village

 Ted Lai   Co-founder,   Angelvest

Ted Lai

Co-founder, Angelvest

 Lea Bajc   Northzone

Lea Bajc

Northzone

 Ryan Smith   Director, Customized Funds Group,   Grosvenor Capital Management

Ryan Smith

Director, Customized Funds Group, Grosvenor Capital Management

 John Roberts   Co-Founder/President (pro tempore),   Open University of West Africa

John Roberts

Co-Founder/President (pro tempore), Open University of West Africa

 Mitchell Strauss   Special Advisor,   Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Mitchell Strauss

Special Advisor, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

 Brad Feld   TechStars , Author of  Startup Communities  (via video)

Brad Feld

TechStars, Author of Startup Communities (via video)

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