The world-famous keynote and business speaker, Ben Stein, graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates. Ben Stein also studied in the graduate school of economics at Yale.
Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is chairman and ceo of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Andrew McAfee studies how IT changes how companies perform, organize themselves, compete at higher levels, and how computerization affects competition, society, economy, & workforce.
Brene Brown is a research professor at University of Houston Grad College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Author of three #1 NYT Bestsellers.
Bob speaks about leadership, creativity, culture, and organizational agility. His talks all center around a larger mission of building better organizations for a better world.
Andrew, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is a globally recognized expert on green business strategy, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. He has advised some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, Bridgestone, HP, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepsi.
David Stillman has been called on by business executives, politicians and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps for over twenty years. David has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
Known for his legendary turn as “Michael Corleone” in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic The Godfather, Al Pacino is a household name whose performances have captured audiences around the globe. Through his uncanny ability to inhabit characters on either side of the law – from gangsters to law-abiding citizens – Pacino reveals absolute devotion to the craft of acting.
Scott Harrison, Founder & CEO, charity: water, shares his story about why access to clean water is the first step to changing the world.
Clinical psychologist and leadership consultant with a unique ability to connect with audiences, simplifying all of life’s issues.
First female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy. Used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution generates catastrophic results, she now lectures at businesses.
Alex Sheen, CEO of Because I Said I Would, makes charitable promises: 245 miles walks for victims of sexual violence; volunteering each week at charities in 2014; delivering relief aid to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Aaron Dignan brings deep insights about the digital forces disrupting decades of tradition, changing the game for corporations. Consulting clients include GE, Pepsico, Ford, Virgin, Inbev.
Not just a brilliant political speaker and current affairs speaker. Anderson Cooper anchors CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, and AC360° Later. He is also an 8-time Emmy Amard Winner.
Doc Hendley provides clean water and education in the world’s worst locations, like refugee camps for genocide victims in Darfur, or inside UN “no-go” zones, helping war-ravaged populations. He is a remarkable speaker.
Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the Gamification Summit where top thought leaders in this burgeoning industry gather to share knowledge and insight. Gabe’s next book contains the most cutting-edge strategies about how the mechanics of games will start to affect how businesses will engage audiences, with a section dedicated to customer service.
Bob Parsons is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Go Daddy group of companies, including domain name registrar GoDaddy.com, reseller registrar Wild West Domains and Blue Razor Domains. Other affiliated companies include Domains by Proxy, a domain privacy company, and Starfield Technologies, the business’s technology development arm. As of September 2013, he has an estimated worth of $1.9 billion. Parsons is also the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide, which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of powersports, golf, real estate and marketing.
Aimee Mullins is a truly remarkable lady. A record-breaker at the Paralympic Games in 1996, Aimee Mullins has built a career as a model, actor and advocate for women, sports and the next generation of prosthetics.
Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can choose the projects they want to support.