Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as Global Markets Editor in January 2014. She is the anchor of Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo (weekdays, 9-11 AM/ET) on FBN and hosts Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo (10-11 AM/ET) on FOX News Channel (FNC). Bartiromo has covered business and the economy for more than 25 years and was one of the building blocks of business cable network CNBC.
Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal and author of “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters,” a national bestseller published November 2013 by Portfolio/Penguin Press describing how a few unlikely individuals created an American energy resurgence.
Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions.
Julie Meyer is a leading investor and entrepreneur in digital, highgrowth, early stage businesses around the world. She has driven many continent-wide initiatives for creating wealth and growth in the European economy. Julie believes that ‘Individual Capitalism’ is the force of the 21st century. She trusts people’s ingenuity to solve the world’s problems at both the macro and micro levels – and to expand prosperity.
Tony Schwartz, master of electronic media, created more than 20,000 radio and television spots for products, political candidates and non-profit public interest groups. Featured on programs by Bill Moyers, Phil Donahue and Sixty Minutes, among others, Schwartz has been described as a “media guru,” a “media genius” and a “media muscleman.” The tobacco industry even voluntarily stopped their advertising on radio and television after Schwartz’s produced the first anti-smoking ad to ever appear (children dressing in their parents’ clothing, in front of a mirror).
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.
Tali Sharot’s keynote career centers around sharing the research she has completed regarding human thought processes and interaction. The cognitive neuroscientist and author is a Faculty Member at the University College London and graduated from New York University with both a B.A in psychology and economics as well as a Ph.D in psychology and neuroscience. Her findings in the field of human memory, optimism and the decision-making process have been published in numerous scholarly journals and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine.
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.