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Luis Perez-Breva
Luis Perez-Breva

Director, Innovation Teams Program; Author of "Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto"
MIT
http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/profile/luis-perez-breva/

Luis Perez-Breva, PhD, is an expert in the process of technology innovation, an entrepreneur, and the the author of Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong. (MIT Press 2017).

Currently Perez-Breva directs the MIT Innovation Teams Program, MIT’s flagship hands-on innovation program jointly operated between the Schools of Engineering and Management. During his tenure, i-Teams has shepherded over 170 MIT technologies to discover a path to impact. He co-led the Innovation Pillar of the MIT Skoltech Initiative, and collaborates with MIT’s innovation initiatives in Portugal, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. He has taught innovating as a skill worldwide to professionals and students from all disciplines; and gotten them started innovating from pretty much anything: hunches, real-world problems, engineering problem sets, and research breakthroughs.

He is a serial innovator with successes in emergen(Show Full Bio)cy cell phone location technologies currently deployed worldwide, and a fully automated portfolio allocation and trading system; and numerous other stories to share from his trial and error adventures to conceive artificial intelligence technologies that tackle real-world problems and drive them to market.

Dr. Perez-Breva holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Business, and Artificial Intelligence from Spain (Institut Quimic de Sarrià), France (Ecole Normale Supérieure), and the US (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). As an innovator and entrepreneur he has worked on cell phone location for emergency response and national security, genetics, healthcare intelligence, automated portfolio allocation, and developed several non-profit organizations, including building a new university centered around innovation. In 2011, the government of Spain recognized his career achievements with the Order of Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W2MFZZN/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 10/31/2017 @9:00 AM


Hugh Molotsi
Hugh Molotsi

CEO; Entrepreneur and Advisor
Ujama
http://ujama.co

I'm the CEO of Ujama where we are building trusted pools for joyful parenting. I also advise and invest in startups and I am an active practitioner and teacher of Lean Startup Methodologies. In 2015, I concluded a 22-year career at Intuit where my last position was Engineering Fellow and Vice President. During my Intuit tenure, I worked on QuickBooks and several other small business offerings. I've been a serial innovator and helped launch several new businesses at Intuit including Intuit Payments. I'm passionate about grassroots innovation and “giving voice to good ideas” wherever those ideas may come from.

Personal Blog - http://blog.hughmolotsi.com/

Episode: 10/31/2017 @9:30 AM


Robbie Bach
Robbie Bach

Former Chief Xbox Officer; Civil Engineer; Lecturer; Author of "Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal"
http://www.RobbieBach.com

Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. He played an important role as a marketing leader in the successful development of the Microsoft Office business, and subsequently led the creation and development of the Xbox business where he served as the Chief Xbox Officer. Bach retired from Microsoft in 2010 as the company’s President of the Entertainment and Devices Division.

Robbie now works as a Civic Engineer with corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations who are driving positive change in our communities. He guest lectures extensively at schools such as UCLA, the University of North Carolina, Notre Dame, Santa Clara University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington. He also speaks to corporate, civic, and trade show audiences across the country. In 2015, he completed his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. For more(Show Full Bio) information, see www.robbiebach.com.

As part of his civic commitment, Robbie serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and for the local Boys and Girls Club chapter in Bellevue, WA. He has served as chairman of both of these boards. He is also a member of the United States Olympic Committee board of directors, the board of directors for the Puget Sound chapter of Year-Up, and the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. His corporate responsibilities include being co-owner of Manini’s, Inc., a gluten-free pasta and flour company, and serving on the board of directors for Sonos Inc.

He was an Arjay Miller Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA, and a Morehead Scholar at UNC where he earned his degree in economics and was also named an Academic All-American on the Tar Heel’s tennis team.

Episodes: 10/24/2017 @9:30 AM, 9/19/2017 @9:30 AM, 5/9/2017 @9:30 AM, 9/1/2015 @8:00 AM


Duff McDonald
Duff McDonald

Journalist; Author of "The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite"
https://www.duffmcdonald.com/

Duff McDonald is a New York-based journalist. Previously a contributing editor at New York, Fortune, & The New York Observer, he has also written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Business Week, Conde Nast Portfolio, GQ, WIRED, Time, Newsweek, and others.

His new book, The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite will be published by HarperCollins in April 2017. McDonald is also the author of The Firm: The Story of McKinsey & Its Secret Influence on American Business (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and Last Man Standing, his biography of Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase (Simon & Schuster, 2009).

In 2004, he was the recipient of two Canadian National Magazine Awards—Best Business Story (gold) and Best Investigative Reporting (silver)—for Conrad’s Fall in National Post Business.

He is also the co-author, with Owen Burke, of The CEO, a satire.

Episodes: 10/24/2017 @9:00 AM, 9/19/2017 @9:00 AM, 5/9/2017 @9:00 AM


Blake Irving
Blake Irving

CEO & Board Director
GoDaddy
https://www.godaddy.com/

Blake Irving is the CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, the world's largest platform for small business and solopreneurs—helping millions of independent ventures to grow and thrive online by giving them the digital tools and insights to turn their ambitions into something real. Under Mr. Irving’s direction, GoDaddy has developed a global-scale cloud platform that powers their customer’s digital presence, communications, marketing, commerce, back-office administration and peer/community support. The platform now serves 17 million paying customers in 125 markets worldwide.

A technology pioneer for 35+ years, Blake has been at the forefront of innovation, playing a key role in many digital tools and services that are now internet staples, including digital communications, online advertising, and massive-scale service platforms known collectively today as “the cloud.” Before taking the helm at GoDaddy, Blake was Chief Product Officer at Yahoo! and prior to that, head of Global Cloud (Show Full Bio)Platforms at Microsoft.

Twitter - @blakei

Episode: 10/17/2017 @9:30 AM


Brian Blum
Brian Blum

Author
TOTALED: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, Big Oil and the World
http://www.brianblum.com

Business and technology journalist Brian Blum is the author of TOTALED: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, Big Oil and the World --- a real-life high-tech "whodunnit" where the mystery to be solved is who (or what) killed the Israeli electric car company Better Place, one of the most promising Israeli startups in history.

Brian Blum has covered all sides of the high-tech revolution. His articles about companies -- and the people, behavior and sometimes astonishing events that are behind them -- have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz and Israel21c. He is a senior analyst for the Advanced Interactive Media Group and its "Classified Intelligence Report."

Blum's own Internet publishing startup Neta4 raised $3.2 million, in 1998. He served as entrepreneur-in-residence for Jerusalem Global Ventures and was a vice president of marketing for telecommunications provider Comverse.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Blum lives in J(Show Full Bio)erusalem with his wife Jody and their three children. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and a master's in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University.

Episode: 10/17/2017 @9:00 AM


Tony Ulwick
Tony Ulwick

Founder and CEO
Strategyn
https://strategyn.com/jobs-to-be-done/

Tony is the pioneer of Jobs-to-be-Done Theory and the inventor of Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI), a powerful innovation process with an 86% success rate. Tony is the author of the Jobs-to-be-Done classic, What Customers Want, and more recently, JOBS TO BE DONE: Theory to Practice. Tony also hosts the publication site Jobs-to-be-Done.com.

Twitter - @ulwick

Episodes: 10/10/2017 @9:30 AM, 9/29/2015 @8:00 AM


Terrence Curtin
Terrence Curtin

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
TE Connectivity
http://www.te.com

Terrence Curtin is Chief Executive Officer of TE Connectivity, a $12 billion global technology leader in connectivity and sensor solutions that enable a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Each day more than 7,000 TE engineers across the globe collaborate with customers to solve their toughest problems and turn ideas into innovations that move the world forward – from autonomous vehicles, next generation aircraft and smart factories to advanced medical devices and connected homes.

Terrence views the convergence of technology, free trade, and diversity as a unique opportunity to build a more connected, sustainable, inclusive, and productive society. To create maximum value for TE’s stakeholders, he is focused on enhancing the experience for the company’s customers, optimizing TE’s operations, removing obstacles to unleash the potential of TE employees, and cultivating a diverse work environment where global collaboration and innovation thrive. Through this approa(Show Full Bio)ch, he believes TE will continue to be a partner of choice for customers looking to address their most critical challenges in the harshest of environments.

A global-minded leader, Terrence’s advocacy for free trade and technology, and his appreciation of a broad spectrum of ideas and cultures, stems from his years of previous experience at TE and Arthur Andersen.

Prior to assuming the role of Chief Executive O cer of the company in March 2017, Terrence served as TE’s President, where he was responsible for all of the company’s connectivity and sensor businesses, as well as mergers and acquisition activities. In March 2016, he was elected to the Board of Directors.

Terrence also previously led TE’s Industrial Solutions segment, which includes the company’s Energy, Industrial, Medical, and Aerospace, Defense, and Marine business units. Prior to his role as leader of Industrial Solutions, Terrence served as TE’s Chief Financial O cer, and as the company’s Corporate Controller. Before joining TE Connectivity, Terrence was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP.

Terrence holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Albright College and is also a member of its Board of Trustees.

Episode: 10/10/2017 @9:00 AM


Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Author of "EXTREME YOU: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass. Repeat."
http://www.extremeyou.com/sarah-robb-ohagan/

Sarah Robb O’Hagan was born in New Zealand – the first country in the world to give women the vote and home to the first man to climb Mt Everest. The pioneering spirit of her country cultivated Sarah’s drive and imagination for “what’s possible” enabling her to found a movement she currently leads called “Extreme Living” - helping individuals, teams and businesses unlock their potential by discovering their own uniquely exploitable traits. Her book EXTREMEYOU will be published by HarperCollins early 2017.

Sarah’s career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands – including Virgin, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox the world’s premier fitness lifestyle company, where as President she led the transformation of the business from bricks and mortar health club to an “always on” fitness lifestyle partner heavily enabled by technology and proprietary content through the creation and launch of the editorial content platform “Furthermore from Equinox”.

Prior to(Show Full Bio) Equinox Sarah served as Global President of Gatorade where she was widely known for transforming the business from a declining sports drink into a sports performance innovation company serving nutrition solutions to athletes of all levels. As described by Fast Company magazine, Sarah inherited a “flaming mess” when she took over the legendary Sports Drink in 2008, but through a courageous transformation that involved flying in the face of a deeply ingrained PepsiCo culture that had watered down the brand’s true positioning, Sarah and her team took the Gatorade brand back to its roots, and then reimagined its future for a new audience of young, digitally savvy athletic teens.

Sarah’s career in the sports industry began at Nike where she was a key member of the team that launched the game changing innovation called Nike Plus, in collaboration with Apple. This was the world’s first digital-tracking device for runners that created a global social collaboration platform for fitness enthusiasts and in many ways birthed the fast- growing technology movement now known as the “Quantified Self.”

Sarah started her career in the airline industry as a marketing executive at her country’s national airline, Air New Zealand. In the early 90s she moved to Virgin Atlantic Airways where she became known for her breakthrough marketing campaign in collaboration with the Austin Powers movie where she rebranded the airline “Virgin Shaglantic” for a number of weeks, launched the world’s largest internet “event” for its time, and turned a 747 into a flying showcase of the entire initiative.

Sarah has served on Hillary Clinton’s US State Department Council to Empower Women and Girls through Sports, and is a trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation. She is also an active member of the World Class New Zealand Network, as she remains committed to helping the country’s development, international competitiveness and economic growth.

Throughout her career Sarah has been recognized for her many achievements. Recent honors include being named among Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” (2015 and 2009), being designated one of the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company (2012), and being named to the top 40 Under 40 lists by the Sports Business Journal (2009, 2011, and 2012), Sports Goods Business (2010), and Crain’s Chicago Business (2010), and Ad Age magazine’s “Women to Watch” (2010). In 2014 Sarah was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Trust Award for outstanding leadership.

Twitter - @ExtremeSRO
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-You-Step-Stand-Repeat/dp/0062456156

Episodes: 10/3/2017 @9:00 PM, 4/25/2017 @9:00 AM


Erik Wahl
Erik Wahl

Author of "The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity"
http://www.theartofvision.com/

ERIK WAHL is an artist, author, and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit to audiences as diverse as companies like Disney, Microsoft, Toyota, government institutions, and university students.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Spark-Grind-Ignite-Disciplined-Creativity/dp/0399564209

Episodes: 9/26/2017 @9:30 AM, 3/7/2017 @9:30 AM


Larry Haines
Larry Haines

Foudner
Sunconomy.com
http://www.sunconomy.com

Larry Haines is the founder of Sunconomy.com and entrepreneur behind bringing 3D printed affordable housing to the USA. Mr. Haines has 38 years of experience as a builder, real estate developer, entrepreneur and is now building a social enterprise to produce affordable housing using 3D printing and advances in material science. Recognizing the need for better job training and employment opportunities for veterans, parolees, and people needing a hand up, not a hand out, Mr. Haines will be working with contractors and real estate developers across the USA to build affordable housing while training people for the future and paying living wages not minimum wages.

Episodes: 9/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 3/7/2017 @9:00 AM


Robbie Bach
Robbie Bach

Former Chief Xbox Officer; Civil Engineer; Lecturer; Author of "Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal"
http://www.RobbieBach.com

Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. He played an important role as a marketing leader in the successful development of the Microsoft Office business, and subsequently led the creation and development of the Xbox business where he served as the Chief Xbox Officer. Bach retired from Microsoft in 2010 as the company’s President of the Entertainment and Devices Division.

Robbie now works as a Civic Engineer with corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations who are driving positive change in our communities. He guest lectures extensively at schools such as UCLA, the University of North Carolina, Notre Dame, Santa Clara University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington. He also speaks to corporate, civic, and trade show audiences across the country. In 2015, he completed his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. For more(Show Full Bio) information, see www.robbiebach.com.

As part of his civic commitment, Robbie serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and for the local Boys and Girls Club chapter in Bellevue, WA. He has served as chairman of both of these boards. He is also a member of the United States Olympic Committee board of directors, the board of directors for the Puget Sound chapter of Year-Up, and the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. His corporate responsibilities include being co-owner of Manini’s, Inc., a gluten-free pasta and flour company, and serving on the board of directors for Sonos Inc.

He was an Arjay Miller Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA, and a Morehead Scholar at UNC where he earned his degree in economics and was also named an Academic All-American on the Tar Heel’s tennis team.

Episodes: 10/24/2017 @9:30 AM, 9/19/2017 @9:30 AM, 5/9/2017 @9:30 AM, 9/1/2015 @8:00 AM


Duff McDonald
Duff McDonald

Journalist; Author of "The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite"
https://www.duffmcdonald.com/

Duff McDonald is a New York-based journalist. Previously a contributing editor at New York, Fortune, & The New York Observer, he has also written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Business Week, Conde Nast Portfolio, GQ, WIRED, Time, Newsweek, and others.

His new book, The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite will be published by HarperCollins in April 2017. McDonald is also the author of The Firm: The Story of McKinsey & Its Secret Influence on American Business (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and Last Man Standing, his biography of Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase (Simon & Schuster, 2009).

In 2004, he was the recipient of two Canadian National Magazine Awards—Best Business Story (gold) and Best Investigative Reporting (silver)—for Conrad’s Fall in National Post Business.

He is also the co-author, with Owen Burke, of The CEO, a satire.

Episodes: 10/24/2017 @9:00 AM, 9/19/2017 @9:00 AM, 5/9/2017 @9:00 AM


Richard Milne
Richard Milne

Nordic and Baltic Correspondent
Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/stream/3054317f-3611-3626-a93c-1ceec581b2c6

Richard Milne is the Financial Times' Nordic and Baltic correspondent, the sole journalist responsible for covering Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. He has been based in Oslo since August 2012. Prior to that at the FT he has been capital markets editor (2010-12), and a correspondent covering European business (2008-10), German industry (2004-08), and French business (2004) after joining as a graduate trainee in 2003. He has a degree in English and French law from King's College London and Université de Paris I.

Episodes: 9/12/2017 @9:00 AM, 10/20/2015 @8:00 AM


Jay Peters
Jay Peters

Managing Director
PARK USA
http://parkusa.com/

Jay is responsible for all activities in N. America, including: business development, public relations, client relations, project leadership and employee development for PARK USA.

Jay works with global leading clients such as Nestle, LEGO, Roche, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Kimberly Clark to help professionalize & infuse design into the corporate culture working directly with stakeholders across design & innovation roles. Jay’s involvement ranges from STRATEGIC fuzzy front end initiatives to TACTICAL management coaching & sparring down to providing OPERATIONAL tools & best practices.

Prior to establishing and managing PARK USA (1 Sept 2015) Jay was a Sr. Consultant working in both of our Dutch and German offices supporting clients and leading projects throughout Western Europe.

Episode: 9/12/2017 @9:30 AM


Jeff Degraff
Jeff Degraff

The Dean of Innovation; Author of the "Innovation Code"
The Innovatrium
http://www.jeffdegraff.com

Jeff DeGraff’s life reads like an innovation playbook. The pages are speckled with failures followed by great successes all because of the mantra adopted at an early age from icon Walt Disney: “Keep moving forward.” Jeff knows how to innovate because he has been through the wringer and rolled with the punches, each time adding a new, better, and cleverer play than the last to his dossier. Jeff’s creative and direct take on making innovation really happen have made him a world renowned thought leader and have prompted his clients and colleagues to dub him as The Dean of Innovation.

Jeff has advised many of the world’s leading corporations, using the Competing Values Framework that he co-created, on how to grow, change and ultimately move forward to see positive results. Jeff’s clientele list reads as a ‘who’s who’ of the business world, boasting Eaton, American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, General Electric, Prudential and Pfizer, all as happy customers.

Clients call Jef(Show Full Bio)f when they want to achieve a cultural change that leads to sustainable innovation and growth. Time and time again, clients have been enthralled and inspired by Jeff’s speaking abilities and unorthodox view of innovation. He commands the room as he combines theory and practice to instill the mindset needed to make innovation truly happen. Jeff’s ideas have gained such a following that he created the Innovatrium, an innovation institute in the heart of the University of Michigan’s campus.

The Innovatrium: A Laboratory of Organic Inspiration

The Innovatrium is what every great innovator in the past has had: a laboratory for experimenting with new ideas and creating tangible prototypes to prove the concepts. Throw in the fact that you can write or draw on every surface while looking out the large bay windows at one of the most prestigious schools in the world and the energy will infect you; the inspiration simply becomes organic.

A Well Known Author

Not to be pigeon-holed; Jeff is also well known as an author whose witty and insightful prose have landed him regular columns with The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Management Innovation Exchange. His talent for breaking down the steps needed to innovate effectively also prompted him to write a slew of successful books on innovation including Creativity at Work, Leading Innovation, and Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved. Other publications that showcase Jeff’s innovation principles are Business Week, Fortune, USA Today, Training+Development and the Wall Street Journal. He also has video learning modules with Big Think.

An Energetic Professor

For the past 25 years Jeff has also spent his time as a Clinical Professor of Management and Organization for the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross Business school. His energetic personality and practical business experience have made his classes some of the highest rated and hardest to get into at Ross, and he enjoys discussing the changing face of innovation with the next generation.

Taking into account Jeff’s extensive experience and mixing it with the creative streak and competitive edge he’s known for, it is not hard to see why he is called ‘the guru to the innovation gurus’ of Fortune 500 Companies.

Twitter - @JeffDeGraff

Episode: 9/5/2017 @9:00 AM


Walter DeBrouwer
Walter DeBrouwer

CEO & Co-Founder
doc.ai
https://doc.ai/

A successful serial entrepreneur with over 27 years of experience, Walter De Brouwer is the founder and CEO of doc.ai - an AI-powered, conversational platform for on-demand, quantified biology.

The company’s mission is to help medical professionals decrease their educational burden and expand their decision-making tools to better inform and engage with patients, providing more personalized and intelligent healthcare.

DOC.AI ‘s natural language processing platform is able to analyze medical data, develop insights and provide answers to patient’s questions, making it possible for lab tests to converse directly with patients.

Mr. De Brouwer has 7 U.S. patents published and 21 submitted. He is also an author of 3 textbooks.

Prior to doc.ai De Brouwer was the Founder and CEO Scanadu Inc., a $57m venture-backed mobile health company.

Twitter - @_doc_ai ?| @walterdebrouwer ?

Episode: 9/5/2017 @9:30 AM


Dr. Dan Skovronsky
Dr. Dan Skovronsky

SVP of Clinical and Product Development
Lilly
https://openinnovation.lilly.com/dd/

Dan Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D. is the senior vice president of clinical and product development at Lilly, a global leader in biopharmaceuticals. He oversees several thousand scientists who are using innovation to tackle the most complex diseases. One of the interesting innovation angles that he can speak to the role failure plays in contributing to the advancements of science. Innovation in medicine comes on the backs of many, many years of failures. Failure drives Dr. Skovronsky and his team to continue to innovate and find that successful treatment for patients. His main focus area is Alzheimer's -- and he can speak to what the future holds for innovation to help treat that disease.

About Lilly: Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. It was founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our w(Show Full Bio)ork. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Title: Lilly's senior vice president of clinical and product development where he oversees several thousand scientists using innovation to tackle the most complex diseases.

Education: Dr. Skovronsky trained as a resident in Pathology and completed a fellowship in Neuropathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Skovronsky received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate training in molecular biochemistry at Yale University.

Background: Dr. Skovronsky founded Avid Radiopharmaceuticals in late 2004, which was then acquired by Lilly. Dr. Skovronsky has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and two NIH-funded grants on Alzheimer’s disease research. Prior to establishing Avid, Dr. Skovronsky served as Scientific Director of High Throughput Screening and Drug Discovery at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Skovronsky trained as a resident in Pathology and completed a fellowship in Neuropathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Skovronsky received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate training in molecular biochemistry at Yale University. Dr. Skovronsky is the recipient of numerous scientific and business awards and was recently named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their “Forty under Forty” business leaders in the region. Dr. Skovronsky recently received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the Emerging Company category in Greater Philadelphia, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.

Episodes: 8/29/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/25/2017 @9:00 AM, 2/28/2017 @9:00 AM


Dr. Stanley Burns
Dr. Stanley Burns

Opthalmologist, Historian, and TV Consultant
http://www.burnsarchive.com/

Stanley B. Burns, MD, FACS, a New York City ophthalmologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, New York University: Langone Medical Center, is an internationally distinguished author, curator, historian, collector, archivist and TV consultant. His collection of over one million historic photographs is recognized as the most important private comprehensive collection of early photography and was rated as “One of America’s Top 100 Collections”. The emphasis is on unique photographs not available anywhere else. In 1977, he founded The Burns Archive www.burnsarchive.com to share his discoveries. He has authored 46 books, over 1100 articles, curated over one hundreds of exhibitions, and consulted on dozens of documentaries and feature films. His latest publication is Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism. He is the Medical, Historical & Technical Advisor to HBO/Cinemax’s THE KNICK and PBS’ MERCY STREET.

Episodes: 8/29/2017 @9:30 AM, 7/25/2017 @9:30 AM, 2/28/2017 @9:30 AM


Macon Brock
Macon Brock

Co-Founder; Chairman, Board of Directors; Author of "One Buck at a Time: An Insider's Account of How Dollar Tree Remade American Retail"
Dollar Tree
https://www.dollartree.com

Book - https://www.amazon.com/One-Buck-Time-Insiders-American/dp/0895876817

Episodes: 8/22/2017 @9:30 AM, 4/11/2017 @9:30 AM


Luke Dormehl
Luke Dormehl

Tech Journalist and Author of "Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence—and Where It’s Taking Us Next"
http://www.lukedormehl.com/

Luke Dormehl is a freelance journalist and author, based in the U.K. He writes primarily on the subject of technology, particularly emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, VR and 3D printing.

"I have written four books including:

Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence and Where It's Taking Us Next
The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems... And Create More
The Apple Revolution: Steve Jobs, The Counterculture, & How The Crazy Ones Took Over The World
A Journey Through Documentary Film
They have been reviewed in places like the New York Times, Kirkus Review of Books, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Reviewing my latest book Thinking Machines, Ray Kurzweil was kind enough to write the following in the NYT:

"Luke Dormehl is the rare lay person — a journalist and filmmaker — who actually understands the science (and even the math) and is able to parse it in an edifying and exciting way. He is also a gifted (Show Full Bio)storyteller who interweaves the personal stories with the broad history of artificial intelligence. I found myself turning the pages of Thinking Machines to find out what happens, even though I was there for much of it, and often in the very room."

My journalism has also appeared in Digital Trends (check out a list of my latest articles here), Fast Company, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Wired, Politico, Huffington Post, Empire, SFX, and on the Apple blog Cult of Mac. I've spoken at events like WebSummit and at the London School of Economics, and on BBC Radio, where I was praised as a "technology expert" and will continue using this quote until something better comes along."

Twitter - @lukedormehl
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Machines-Artificial-Intelligence-Taking/dp/0143130587

Episodes: 8/22/2017 @9:00 AM, 4/11/2017 @9:00 AM


Nelo Lucich
Nelo Lucich

CEO
Skyrocket
http://www.skyrocketon.com/

Nelo Lucich is the founder and CEO of Skyrocket. A self-proclaimed “anti-establishment” executive, Lucich brings more than 20 years of experience working in every aspect of business. His career as an innovator has paralleled the rise of the Internet and the onslaught of technological complexity in toys.

Since founding Skyrocket in 2010, Lucich has guided the company’s evolution from a toy company to a disruptive technology force poised to create a new category by bringing together retail, technology, and entertainment in ways that haven’t been seen before.

Prior to founding Skyrocket, Lucich held a variety of senior roles in a 10-year tenure at Jakks Pacific. There he helped lead process and product development as part of a team that created one of the fastest-growing technology companies.

Lucich began his career in the late 1990s as an interactive producer at Mattel, where he helped establish the company’s Internet footprint through the development of the Hot Wh(Show Full Bio)eels website. Lucich earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Twitter - @OffclSkyrocket
RECOIL: The World Is Now Game - http://www.theworldisnowgame.com/

Episode: 8/15/2017 @9:00 AM


Derek Belch
Derek Belch

CEO
STRIVR
http://www.strivrlabs.com

Derek Belch is the founder and CEO of STRIVR Labs, Inc., a Palo Alto based company that uses immersive technology to improve human performance. Belch laid the foundation for STRIVR during the 2014 season with the Stanford Cardinal football team, when he was an assistant coach for the team while completing a masters degree in VR. His thesis project was exploring virtual reality applied to sports training and he worked with the Cardinal during the season to build and test the technology that is now STRIVR. STRIVR currently works with over 25 professional and collegiate sports teams, Walmart, United Rentals, and several other Fortune 100 companies, all of whom use VR to improve the performance of their players and employees. Belch holds three degrees from Stanford (BA Communication, MA Journalism, MA Media Studies), as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Twitter - @strivrlabs

Episode: 8/15/2017 @9:30 AM


Adam Lashinsky
Adam Lashinsky

Executive Editor
FORTUNE Magazine
http://fortune.com/author/adam-lashinsky/

Adam Lashinsky is executive editor of FORTUNE, where he oversees all live events and technology-industry coverage. In addition to writing features for the magazine, Lashinsky is editorial director of FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech, an annual conference in Aspen, Colo.; co-chair of the annual FORTUNE Global Forum; and columnist for the daily newsletter Data Sheet. Having joined FORTUNE in 2001, his coverage has ranged from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, including feature stories on diverse topics including venture capital, private equity, oil exploration and the economic recovery of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The subjects of his multiple cover stories have included Apple, Google, Amazon, Nike, Dell, Facebook and Alibaba.

Lashinsky is the author of Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination, released in May, 2017, as well as the 2012 New York Times bestseller Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works. He is a regular commentator o(Show Full Bio)n the Fox News Channel. A native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lashinsky was based in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Tokyo before moving to California 20 years ago.

Twitter - @adamlashinsky

Episode: 8/8/2017 @9:30 AM


Andy Cruz
Andy Cruz

Co-Founder, Art Director
House Industries
https://houseind.com

Known throughout the world for its eclectic font collections and far-reaching creative exploits, House Industries has been a standard bearer for American graphic design for 25 years. House’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and will be the subject of a major exhibition at the Henry Ford Museum in the summer of 2017.

Episode: 8/8/2017 @9:00 AM