Nicholas J. Webb is a world-renowned business, healthcare futurist and innovation thought leader. Webb is the author of The Innovation Playbook and The Digital Innovation Playbook. He is also a successful inventor with a wide range of patented technologies ranging from one of the world’s smallest medical implants to consumer and industrial products.
Wharton and Oxford-educated, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator. He has traveled to over 50 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets. He is the grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s “Top Innovator of the Year” Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving” for inventing person-to-person “crowd” fundraising technology, which rapidly spread worldwide on the Internet and has helped countless people. He presently serves as CEO of the Innovation Institute of America, based near Washington, DC.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is the man who turned around Kodak. He is a global business celebrity and primetime television show host on Bloomberg Television. From small businesses to international corporations, he puts his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional development, mass marketing prowess, and affinity for social media.
Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. With London’s famed Philharmonia Orchestra, he is recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies for Telarc, recordings which have been received with extraordinary critical acclaim and several awards.
From 2001 to 2011, Conant served as CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company. Douglas R. Conant is also a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 35 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. Deeply committed to leadership, he also serves as Chairman of Avon Products as well as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University.
Joe Torre ranks fifth in all-time managerial wins, with 2,326. The Associated Press named him Manager of the Year in 1982 and 1998. In 1996 and 1998, the Baseball Writers Association of America named him American League Manager of the Year and, in 1996, The Sporting News named him Sportsman of the Year. He won ESPN’s ESPY Award for Best Manager/Coach of the Year in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Professor Clayton received his B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University and an M.Phil. in applied econometrics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He subsequently received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1979, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar.
John Mackey is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. Mackey built Whole Foods into an international organization, with outlets in major markets across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. Along the way he bought out smaller competitors. In 2007 Whole Foods purchased a major natural foods supermarket competitor, Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. He has written or co-authored eight books and is the creator of more than two dozen videos and audio training programs on leadership, change and customer service.