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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