Yanis Varoufakis describes himself as a “libertarian Marxist,” although, he says, “It is not something that I volunteer to talk about much, because the very mention of Marx switches audiences off.” He teaches economic theory at the University of Athens, where he challenges mainstream notions — arguing that after the financial crash of 2008 we need a radically new way of thinking about the economy, finance and capitalism.
Alexis Maybank is a savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur that has had a hand in building some of the largest online shopping experiences in the world today. She is lauded for her position as the co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer of the Gilt Groupe. Gilt’s exciting online shopping space was the first to feature flash sales of today’s top designs for men, women, children while also featuring a home goods and travel section.
Jonas Kjellberg is an engaging digital transformation speaker, co-creator of Skype, author, and investor. As co-creator of Skype, Kjellberg worked as Managing Director (equivalent to a CEO in the U.S.), helping generate 90 percent of their revenue stream.
Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years.
Len Berman is an Emmy-Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Best Selling Author who has covered just about every major sports event including multiple Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympics during his 40-year career in broadcasting.
Liz Wiseman is a respected executive leadership strategist who teaches leaders the tools to make everyone around them smarter. She challenges audiences and organizations to imagine what they could accomplish by harnessing the energy and intelligence surrounding them.
Dr. Gregory Stock, a biotech entrepreneur, bioethicist, best-selling author and public communicator is a leading authority on the broad impacts of genomic and other advanced technologies in the life sciences.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books.
Mitch Lowe is a top business speaker and entertainment industry speaker, CEO of MoviePass, co-founding executive of Netflix, and former President of Redbox.
John Gretton “Jocko” Willink is an American podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War.
Dr. Sampson Davis has had a true rags-to-riches journey, leaving audiences inspired and filled with motivation. Growing up in one of America’s toughest cities, he made the transition from life-threatening quarters to a highly sought-after professional speaker, best-selling author and specially skilled, life-saving physician.
Named one of Newsweek’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” and selected by the Albert Einstein Foundation for their new book: Genius: 100 Visions for the Future, Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and dynamic speaker known for her visually stimulating, big picture, provocative, inspiring, and engaging keynotes.
New Yorker staff writer and National Book Award-winning author Evan Osnos specializes in politics and foreign affairs, spanning the U.S., the Middle East, East Asia and China. He won the National Book Award in 2014 for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China.
Daniel Gregory Amen is an American celebrity doctor who practices as a psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist as director of the Amen Clinics. He is a ten-times New York Times bestselling author.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman is a renowned surgeon, Stanford University professor, and corporate director. Her career includes fifteen years working on innovative medical programs and products for General Electric and Johnson & Johnson, and more than thirty years as a Senior Medical Editor at NBC News and ABC News.
Joan Lunden is an American journalist, author, and television host. She was co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America from 1980 through 1997 and is the author of 12 books.
Considered one of the most successful internet entrepreneurs, Niklas Zennström is best known for co-founding Skype, an online communications platform which was designed to reduce the cost of telephone calls to businesses and individuals in an increasingly global community.
Jack Dorsey is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
In July of 2012, Marissa Mayer was appointed president and CEO of Yahoo, a company besieged by declining stock prices, layoffs and slowing ad revenue. Tasked with course-correcting the company, Mayer is the fifth CEO hired by Yahoo in the past five years. She is also one of only 20 women running a Fortune 500 company.
As depicted in the film, 127 Hours, this courageous adventurer’s compelling story of survival against all odds inspires others to harness their inner strength to overcome life’s adversities.