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Patricia M. Danzon Ph.D.
Patricia M. Danzon Ph.D.

Professor, Health Care Management and Insurance and Risk Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
https://hcmg.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/danzon/

Patricia Danzon is the Celia Moh Professor at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Danzon received a B.A. from Oxford University, England, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. She has held faculty positions at Duke University and the University of Chicago.

Professor Danzon is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of economics of health care, the biopharmaceutical industry, and insurance. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

She has served as a consultant to many governmental agencies, NGOs and private corporations in the US and internationally. Professor Danzon has served on the Board of Directors of Medarex, Inc., the Policy and Global Affairs Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Policy Board of the Office of Health Economics in London.

Professor Danzon has been an Associa(Show Full Bio)te Editor of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Health Economics and the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. She has published widely in scholarly journals on a broad range of subjects related to health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, insurance, and the economics of law. She co-edited the Handbook on the Economics of the Biopharmaceutical Industry (2012), for Oxford University Press. Selected publications include: “Exits from Vaccine Markets in the US: The Role of Competition vs. Regulation” (with N. Pereira), International J. of the Economics of Business 2011; “Setting Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds As A Means To Achieve Appropriate Drug Prices In Rich And Poor Countries” (with A. Towse and A. Mulcahy) Health Affairs 2011; “Drug Pricing and Value in Oncology” (with E. Taylor) The Oncologist 2010; "Productivity in Pharmaceutical-Biotechnology R&D: The Role of Experience and Alliances" (with S.Nicholson and N.Pereira) J. of Health Economics 2005; “Biotech-Pharma Alliances as a Signal of Asset and Firm Quality” (with S. Nicholson and J. McCulloch, J. of Business 2005.

Episodes: 10/11/2017 @11:30 AM, 5/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 2/9/2016 @10:30 AM, 9/23/2015 @11:30 AM


Paul Starr
Paul Starr

Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Co-Editor of "The American Prospect" Magazine
Princeton University
https://www.princeton.edu/~starr/

Paul Starr is professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and Stuart Professor of communications and public affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. He also serves as co-editor of The American Prospect, a liberal magazine that he co-founded in 1990 with Robert Kuttner and Robert Reich.

Professor Starr's work addresses a wide range of questions in politics, public policy, and social theory. Within sociology, his current interests include institutional analysis, political sociology, and the sociology of knowledge, technology, and information, especially as they bear on democracy, equality, and freedom. During 1993 he served as a senior health policy advisor at the White House.

Professor Starr has written three books about health care institutions and policies. The Social Transformation of American Medicine (1983) won the Bancroft Prize (American History), C. Wright Mills Award (Sociology), and Pulitzer Prize (General Nonfiction). The Logic of Heal(Show Full Bio)th Care Reform (1992) laid out the case for a system of universal health insurance provided through a choice of private plans in what are now called insurance exchanges. His most recent book on health-care history and politics is Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health-Care Reform (2011, revised ed. 2013).

Professor Starr has also written extensively on media, the public, and liberalism. His 2004 book The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications received the Goldsmith Book Prize. Freedom's Power (2007) is an account of both the philosophical and institutional development of liberalism from its classical to modern phases. He is currently working on a project on the entrenchment of power, law, and social structure, as well as a book about unanticipated changes in the development of post-industrial societies.

EDUCATION

BA, Columbia University (1970)
Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University (1978)

The American Prospect - http://prospect.org/

Episode: 10/11/2017 @10:00 AM


Jeff Marrazzo
Jeff Marrazzo

Co-Founder, CEO
Spark Therapeutics
http://sparktx.com/

Jeffrey D. Marrazzo is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) and serves on the board of directors. Jeff has led the creation and growth of Spark from a research center within The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to a publicly-traded, integrated gene therapy company developing one-time, life-altering treatments to transform the lives of patients and reimagine the treatment of debilitating diseases. Under Jeff's leadership, Spark has raised more than $265 million in capital, established a global collaboration with Pfizer for the development and commercialization of a gene therapy for hemophilia B, recruited some of the world's pioneers in gene therapy together with a team of biotechnology industry executives, and advanced the company's lead product candidate for the treatment of rare, blinding conditions to a fully-enrolled Phase 3 clinical trial. Jeff is an experienced entrepreneur dedicated to curing disease through precision medicine,(Show Full Bio) having helped build and sell the first genetic testing benefit management and pharmacogenomics medicines company to CVS Caremark.

Previously, Jeff served as an advisor to former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell. Jeff received his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, and B.S.E. in systems science and engineering, magna cum
laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a dual M.B.A. / M.P.A. from The Wharton School
and Harvard University, a program which he founded.

Episode: 10/11/2017 @10:30 AM


Jessica Altman
Jessica Altman

Acting Commissioner
Pennsylvania Insurance Department
http://www.insurance.pa.gov

Jessica Altman was appointed Acting Insurance Commissioner on August 19, 2017. Prior to this, Ms. Altman served as Chief of Staff for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department alongside former Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller beginning in June 2015. In this position, Ms. Altman served as the top aide to former Commissioner Miller, oversaw policy initiatives for the agency, and coordinated policy with other state government agencies and external groups.

Ms. Altman represented the department in a number of statewide initiatives including coordinating aspects of Health Innovation in Pennsylvania, which leverages funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ State Innovation Model Initiative and sitting as a board member for ABC-MAP, the Commonwealth’s initiative to implement a prescription drug monitoring program. She is also an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and is vice-chair of the NAIC’s subgroup evaluating the definitio(Show Full Bio)n of quality improvement activities for the medical loss ratio.

Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, Ms. Altman worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, where she developed policy and facilitated implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, she served as a policy analyst for the health division of the White House Office of Management and Budget while completing her master’s degree.

Ms. Altman has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science in Policy Analysis and Management, with a concentration in Health Care Policy, from Cornell University.

Episode: 10/11/2017 @10:45 AM


Lawton Robert Burns
Lawton Robert Burns

Professor of Health Care Management
the Wharton School
https://hcmg.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/burnsl/

Lawton Robert Burns, Ph.D., MBA, is the Chair of the Health Care Management Department, the James Joo-Jin Kim Professor, a Professor of Health Care Management, and a Professor of Management in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Director of the Wharton Center for Health Management & Economics, and Co-Director of the Roy & Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management. He received his doctorate in Sociology and his MBA in Health Administration from the University of Chicago. Dr. Burns taught previously in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and the College of Business Administration at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Burns has analyzed physician-hospital integration over the past 25 years. In recognition of this research, Dr. Burns was named the Edwin L. Crosby Memorial Fellow by the Hospital Research and Educational Trust in 1992. Dr. Burns has also published several papers on hospital systems and physician group prac(Show Full Bio)tices. The last 13 years he spent studying the healthcare supply chain. He completed a book on supply chain management in the healthcare industry, The Health Care Value Chain (Jossey-Bass, 2002), and a recent analysis of alliances between imaging equipment makers and hospital systems. These studies focus on the strategic alliances and partnerships developing between pharmaceutical firms/distributors, disposable manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, and organized delivery systems. He has also edited The Business of Healthcare Innovation (Cambridge University Press, 2012) which analyzes the healthcare technology sectors globally: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and information technology. Most recently, he has served as lead editor of the 6th Edition of the major text, Healthcare Management: Organization Design & Behavior (Delmar, 2011). His latest book, India’s Healthcare Industry, was just published in 2014 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Dr. Burns teaches courses on healthcare strategy, strategic change, strategic implementation, organization and management, managed care, and integrated delivery networks. From 1998-2002, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, where he taught corporate strategy to physicians. Dr. Burns also received an Investigator Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the reasons for failure in organizational change efforts by healthcare providers. He is a past member of the Grant Review Study Section for the Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, and a past board member of the Health Services Section of the Institute of Medicine. He is also a Life Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge.

Education
PhD, University of Chicago, 1981
MBA, University of Chicago, 1984
MA, University of Chicago, 1976
BA, Haverford College, 1973

Episode: 10/11/2017 @11:00 AM


Brian Corvino
Brian Corvino

Senior Vice President & Managing Partner
Decisions Resource Group
https://decisionresourcesgroup.com

Brian Corvino serves as the SVP and Managing Partner for DRG Consulting. Over the past 5 years, Brian has been responsible for ensuring that our clients receive best in class insight and collaborative thought partnership. In addition, he has a focus on building a best in class talent organization, having been recognized by PharmaVoice as one of the most inspiring leaders within the Life Sciences Industry.

Brian brings over 15 years of experience in the areas of market access, pricing and commercial strategy, as well as health policy. Over the past few years, Brian’s practice has focused on addressing challenging issues related to the balance of access and innovation for transformational therapeutic advances. In particular, he has focused on unique market access issues in the areas of oncology, rare diseases, specialty diseases and drug-device-digital interventions. He continues to progress industry thinking on these important areas, through frequent publication and engageme(Show Full Bio)nt with leading policy/trade organizations, industry forums and leading graduate universities.

Prior to DRGC, Brian served as the Managing Partner for PharmaStrat, a market access and pricing consulting firm, subsequently acquired by DRG. Prior consulting, Brian worked in industry, at Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) where he participated in J&J’s leadership development program, in roles varying from specialty sales, business information/analytics and strategic planning.

Brian has a BA, with Honors distinction on Competitive Advantage in the Pharmaceutical Industry, from Moravian College. In addition, Brian has completed graduate executive coursework at the Harvard Business School and received his MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Episode: 10/11/2017 @11:30 AM


Lara Ayoub
Lara Ayoub

Digital Director; Eisenhower Fellow
Al Mamlaka
https://www.efworld.org/meet-our-fellows/lara-ayoub

Establishing the digital and social media department of Jordan’s first 24/7 news station, Al Mamlaka TV, Lara Ayoub is committed to offering fact-based professional news content and personal impact stories to engage her audience and build a well-informed online community. Passionate about restoring professional and credible journalism in Jordan, Ayoub strives to combat unverified news through multiple online platforms and capitalizing on citizen journalists. Ayoub, in addition to her role at Al Mamlaka, co-founded SADAQA in 2011, an NGO which raises awareness on the importance of a family friendly work environment by enforcing existing labor laws on the provision of daycares to increase women economic participation in Jordan. While on fellowship, Ayoub will seek to learn best practices in social media and digital journalism so that she can not only create a set of guidelines for her digital news room, but offer quick, fact-based news content in order to keep up with the fast pace of te(Show Full Bio)chnology. Her goal is to design online engaging programs and series which can educate and enable digital news consumers to lead a healthier, more informed lifestyle.

Episode: 10/6/2017 @10:00 AM


Sanjay Podder
Sanjay Podder

Managing Director; Eisenhower Fellow
Accenture
https://www.efworld.org/meet-our-fellows/2017-middle-east-and-south-asia-fellows/sanjay-podder

Sanjay Podder leads R&D for social good and software engineering at Accenture Labs in Mumbai. He is passionate about using data science to accelerate social transformation in areas such as gender equity, nutrition, empowering people with disabilities, and conservation. A mentor for social entrepreneurs and tech startups, Podder has also been instrumental in building an open innovation ecosystem for joint R&D with leading academics and institutions in India and abroad. On fellowship, Podder will connect with innovators using technology to solve social problems, and explore how data and analytics are being utilized to effectively and ethically help social innovators scale their impact. Podder’s objective is to position Accenture Labs as a leading platform for “technology for good” in India which enables innovators to leverage the power of a connected world to improve lives.

Episode: 10/6/2017 @10:20 AM


Sammy Samuels
Sammy Samuels

Founder, Managing Director; Eisenhower Fellow
Shalom Travels Myanmar
https://www.efworld.org/meet-our-fellows/2017-middle-east-and-south-asia-fellows/sammy-samuels

Sammy Samuels is committed to connecting the Jewish people from around the world to Myanmar through tourism, seeking to highlight the heritage and contributions of the Jewish community in Myanmar. Samuels creates travel programs, products and services that include local communities of all religions and ethnicities to improve the lives of those in the remote areas of Myanmar. As leader of the smallest religious minority in the country, estimated at some 20 people, Samuels is dedicated to advancing religious freedom and tolerance. During his fellowship, his objective is to develop best practices that enable social cohesion between local communities in conflict in order to reduce prejudice and violence. Through developing a network of organizations and ethnically diverse community leaders, Samuels’ goal is to provide a program called “Peace through Tourism,” which involves bringing tourists to areas once affected by conflict in order to revitalize the local community while showing visitor(Show Full Bio)s a side of Myanmar that is not found in the guidebooks.

Episode: 10/6/2017 @10:40 AM


Alison Young
Alison Young

Executive Director; Eisenhower Fellow
Institute for Strategic Leadership, Drexel University
https://www.efworld.org/meet-our-fellows/2017-zhi-xing-china-eisenhower-fellows/alison-young

A nationally recognized expert on international civic engagement and public service leadership, Alison Young directs academic research, strategy, analysis, operations and programming to position Drexel University as a global leader in the study and practice of collaboration and leadership. Young leads a new fellowship program that combines business education and leadership development to create stronger public sector leaders making a measurable impact on the communities they serve. While on fellowship, she explored the political environments and cultural norms that impede gender equity in the public sector. Young’s goal is to identify policies, role models, and strategies to create a program that addresses the underrepresentation of women in public sector leadership positions.

Episode: 10/6/2017 @11:00 AM


Kelly Davenport
Kelly Davenport

Executive Director
Build the Future
https://www.efworld.org/meet-our-fellows/2017-zhi-xing-china-eisenhower-fellows/kelly-davenport

Kelly Davenport helps educate Philadelphia’s underserved youth through the Freire Charter Schools, which serve over 1,500 students in Pennsylvania and Delaware in grades 5 through 12. Under her leadership, the Pennsylvania Department of Education identified Freire Charter School as one of the top five highest-performing schools in Philadelphia in 2015. Davenport has headed the Freire network for 17 years, and is currently the executive director of the network’s nonprofit organization. On fellowship, Davenport examined how parents, students, and education and government officials understand the concept of educational equity and how reforms at the national and local level have affected access to education for Chinese citizens. She will also explore how secondary education ensures students are equipped with skills that are well-matched to current jobs. Informed by her experience in China, Davenport will create a proposal for how to restructure the Philadelphia School District so that all (Show Full Bio)students have access to educational excellence.

Episode: 10/6/2017 @11:00 AM


Ahmad Jalal
Ahmad Jalal

CEO
The Aman Foundation
https://www.efworld.org/meet-our-fellows/2017-middle-east-and-south-asia-fellows/ahmad-jalal

Ahmad Jalal directs Pakistan’s leading social enterprise, which provides strategic grants to improve the quality of life for the 25 million urban and rural residents of Karachi. The Aman Foundation engages in venture philanthropy and trains the next generation of leaders to be active and engaged in society. With a focus on health and education, Jalal and his team of 1,400 employees have supported the creation of lifesaving health initiatives, including the Aman Ambulance Service. Under Jalal’s leadership, the Foundation launched the Aman Institute of Vocational Training, which provides training in 12 trades and has graduated more than 6,700 students with a 74% job placement rate. Prior to Aman Foundation, Jalal was Managing Director with the Abraaj Group in Dubai, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, and an Executive Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in London. On fellowship, Jalal will examine models of public-private partnerships in educat(Show Full Bio)ion and healthcare. With these experiences, Jalal hopes to leverage private sector expertise and capital with government facilitation and capacity building to further scale and replicate Aman’s success across Pakistan.

Episode: 10/6/2017 @11:30 AM


Tristan Donovan
Tristan Donovan

Author of "The History of Board Games, from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan"; Journalist
http://www.tristandonovan.com

Tristan is the author of the acclaimed Replay: The History of Video Games and writes about games for The Times, Stuff, Eurogamer and Gamasutra.

His writing has also appeared in/on BBC News, Stuff, The Times, Eurogamer, Community Care, Farmers Weekly, The Telegraph, Edge, Gamasutra, ADASS, The Guardian, Third Sector, GamesTM, Kotaku, The Gadget Show and Game Developer and more.

He also writes about social affairs for titles such as Community Care, produces events for Community Care and Farmers Weekly.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Game-Monopoly-Settlers/dp/1250082722

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @10:40 AM, 6/5/2017 @10:30 PM


Lawrence Goldstone
Lawrence Goldstone

Author of "Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine"
http://www.lawrencegoldstone.com

Lawrence Goldstone is the author of more than a dozen books of both fiction and non-fiction. Six of those books were co-authored with his wife, Nancy, but they now write separately to save what is left of their dishes.

Goldstone's articles, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared in, among other publications, the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Hartford Courant, and Berkshire Eagle. He has also written for a number of magazines that have gone bust, although he denies any cause and effect.
His first novel, Rights, won a New American Writing Award but he now cringes at its awkward prose. (Anatomy of Deception, The Astronomer, and Murtro's Niche are much better.)
Despite a seemingly incurable tendency to say what's on his mind (thus mortifying Nancy), Goldstone has been widely interviewed on both radio and television, with appearances on, among others, Diane Rehm (NPR), "Fresh Air" (NPR), "To the Best of Our Knowledge" (Show Full Bio)(NPR), "The Faith Middleton Show" (NPR), "Tavis Smiley" (PBS), and Leonard Lopate (WNYC). His work has also been profiled in The New York Times, The Toronto Star, numerous regional newspapers, Salon, and Slate.

Goldstone holds a PhD in American Constitutional Studies from the New School. His friends thus call him DrG, although he can barely touch the rim. (Sigh. Can't make a layup anymore either.) He and his beloved bride founded and ran an innovative series of parent-child book groups, which they documented in Deconstructing Penguins. He has also been a teacher, lecturer, senior member of a Wall Street trading firm, taxi driver, actor, quiz show contestant, and policy analyst at the Hudson Institute.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Going-Deep-Holland-Invention-Submarine/dp/1681774291

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @11:40 AM, 6/6/2017 @10:30 AM


Scott Nations
Scott Nations

Author of "A History of the United States in Five Crashes"
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062467270/a-history-of-the-united-states-in-five-crashes

Scott Nations is the president of NationsShares, a financial engineering firm. He is a regular contributor to CNBC, where he frequently appears on-air to discuss markets, derivatives, and other investment topics. He is the author of two technical books for option traders, Options Math for Traders and The Complete Book of Option Spreads and Combinations. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/History-United-States-Five-Crashes/dp/0062467271/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @10:20 AM, 6/13/2017 @10:30 AM


Diego Echeverri
Diego Echeverri

Florida Coalitions Director
Concerned Veterans for America
https://cv4a.org

Diego is a Coalitions Director for the state of Florida. He enlisted in the Army shortly after 9/11 and became a 27D Paralegal Specialist assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. He also deployed to Afghanistan from 2003-2004.

After leaving the Army, Diego went on to earn a Bachelor’s and MBA at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Diego has served as a Special Assistant to the Governor of Florida, Director of Political and Economic Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, and as an aide to the Chief Financial Officer of Florida. He is also the co-founder of a successful menswear startup called Bull and Moose.

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/15/2017 @10:30 AM


Robert M. Tobias
Robert M. Tobias

Director Business Development and Key Executive Leadership Programs
American University
http://www.american.edu/spa/

Robert Tobias teaches courses in public sector leadership in the Key Executive Leadership Programs. He also teaches facilitation and team development, conflict management and alternative dispute resolution, and managing labor management relations. Finally,, he is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation which brings together members of Congress, political appointees, career federal executives, union leaders, consultants, and academics for the purpose of resolving difficult public policy implementation issues. President Clinton nominated and the Senate confirmed him for a five-year term as a member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. Tobias received the Paul P. Van Riper Award from the American Society for Public Administration “In recognition of his outstanding contributions to both the theory and practice of public administration” and the Warner Stockberger award from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources fo(Show Full Bio)r “outstanding contributions in the field of public sector personnel management at the federal level.” He has also been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Tobias was selected by Thomas Ridge, secretary, Department of Homeland Security, and Kay Coles James, director, Office of Personnel Management to the Human Resource Management System Senior Review Advisory Committee. In addition, Comptroller General David Walker appointed Tobias to the congressionally created Commercial Activities Panel. Tobias is a frequent contributor to Federal Times, Government Employees Relations Report, and Government Executive magazine on current federal sector public policy implementation issues.

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/15/2017 @10:30 AM


Alexandre Wayenberg
Alexandre Wayenberg

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Shape
https://shapescale.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwg47KBRDk7LSu4LTD8eEBEiQAO4O6r5tgydWzP7OW2jm5eYOadoM0AbSQ8pzqos-k--c3p-IaAju48P8HAQ

Alexandre Wayenberg is the CEO of Shape, a startup developing the ShapeScale, a scale that scans your body in 3D and allow users to visualize how their body shape change. Shape has been funded and been part of the Summer 2015 batch of Y Combinator. He is also the co-founder of Wave Music - a startup that provides an innovative way to manage music for hotels, shops and restaurants - and Doll Memories - a fashion brand that creates colorful clothes for women.

During his studies he co-founded a spin-off of the EPFL – Agorabee where he developed his first connected devices and honed his entrepreneurship skills. Agorabee went on to win the 2009 IMD Startup competition and Alexandre was awarded the Venture Leaders prize in 2009.

He is the former founder of Capsule, a one stop design and engineering consultancy that helped Startup and SMEs to transform their ideas into products. He has been involved in the design and development more than 15 connected products and has lived 5 y(Show Full Bio)ears in South China where he acquired hands-on manufacturing and industrialization experience.

He has experience with Design, Hardware and Software Engineering, Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about bringing game changing innovation to the world and inspiring and helping others to do so. He has been animating workshops and been a mentor for the last 2 years at the Startup Weekend Hong Kong, RISE Startup program, the Founder Institute Hong Kong Chapter and at Paperclip Hong Kong.

Alexandre is a graduate from the EPFL in Micro Engineering with a Master in Micro and Nano Systems and a Minor in Biomedical Engineering. During his time at EPFL, he has been the assistant of Prof. Renaud (BioMEMS) and Schmid (Introduction to Microcontrollers). He has more than a decade of experience designing PCBs and is a certified PCB designer from the IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries.

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @11:20 AM, 6/15/2017 @11:30 AM


Susan Ashdown
Susan Ashdown

Professor in the College of Human Ecology
Cornell University
http://www.human.cornell.edu

Susan Ashdown joined the Cornell faculty in 1991 on completion of her Ph.D research in perception of apparel fit at the University of Minnesota. Previous to this she completed her MA degree at Cornell, where her research was in functional apparel design. Overall the questions that inform her research and teaching focus on the interactions between apparel design and technology, and the changes that are occurring in the way that apparel is designed, produced, and distributed using new and developing technologies.

More specifically, her research and teaching are in the field of technical apparel design, with a concentration on sizing and fit of both fashion and functional apparel, and the use of full body three-dimensional scanning in the apparel industry. Issues in patternmaking, automated custom fit, judging apparel fit in research and industry settings, anthropometric measures, anthropometry of the active body, mass customization, interactions of materials and design, and func(Show Full Bio)tional apparel design are addressed in her research program. She is also investigating the use of half scale dress forms developed from body scans in academia and the apparel industry.

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @11:20 AM, 6/15/2017 @11:30 AM


Sheelah Kolhatkar
Sheelah Kolhatkar

Staff Writer; Former Hedge Fund Analyst; Author of "Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street"
The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/sheelah-kolhatkar

Sheelah Kolhatkar joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2016. Previously, she was a features editor and national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, where she wrote about Wall Street, hedge funds, financial crime, Silicon Valley, women’s issues, and national politics. She has profiled characters as diverse as the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, pimco founder Bill Gross, hedge-fund mogul John Paulson, and President Trump. In 2010, her work was honored with a New York Press Club award. She has appeared as a commentator on business and economic issues on CNBC, PBS, CBS, NPR, and Bloomberg Television. Her features and reviews have also appeared in New York magazine, The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Times Book Review, Time, and other publications. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as an analyst at a hedge fund. She is the author of “Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street,” which was published b(Show Full Bio)y Random House.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0T8H53/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 10/5/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/16/2017 @11:30 AM


Gina McCarthy
Gina McCarthy

Former Administrator, Obama Administration; Winner of the Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy (2017)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_McCarthy

Gina McCarthy was EPA Administrator from July 2013 to January 2017. Originally appointed by President Obama in 2009 as Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment.

Previously, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. During her career, which spans over 30 years, she has worked at both the state and local levels on critical environmental issues and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment.

McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.

While in office, McCarthy's priorities were: making a visible difference in communities across the country; addressing climate change (Show Full Bio)and improving air quality; taking action on toxics and chemical safety; protecting water; launching a new era of state, tribal and local partnerships; embracing EPA as a high-performing organization; and working toward a sustainable future. You can read more about these priorities on the EPA's Seven Themes - Meeting the Challenge Ahead page.

Speeches by Administrator McCarthy from 2015 and 2016 are located at epa.gov/speeches. Speeches from 2013 and 2014 are located in this archive; please use the search page to find them. Administrator McCarthy's testimony in front of Congress is available in the Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations website.

Twitter - @GinaEPA
EPA Archive - https://archive.epa.gov/epa/history/administrator-gina-mccarthy-2013-2017.html

Episode: 10/4/2017 @10:00 AM


Josselyn Simpson
Josselyn Simpson

Americas Editorial Director for Thought Leadership
The Economist Intelligence Unit
https://www.eiuperspectives.economist.com

Josselyn is the Americas Editorial Director for thought leadership at The Economist Intelligence Unit. She has worked in thought leadership and quantitative research for more than 15 years. She is an expert in creating engaging content for C-level and other senior executives. Among her areas of interest are organisation, governance, and the effects of technology on the workplace.

Before joining the EIU, she was a Senior Campaign Manager at Booz & Company and a Senior Editor at McKinsey & Company. Through those roles she developed significant expertise in global thought leadership development and programme management. She began her career at The New Yorker. She is based in New York and holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard College.

Episode: 10/4/2017 @10:30 AM


Ricardo Vargas
Ricardo Vargas

Executive Director
Brightline Initiative
https://www.brightline.org

I am Executive Director of the Brightline Initiative™, a coalition of leading global organizations from business, government and not for profit sectors, including the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Agile Alliance. Brightline mission is to provide a knowledge and networking platform that delivers insights and solutions to successfully bridge the gap between strategy development and strategy implementation, helping enterprises to reduce the failure rate of large-scale strategic initiatives and the resulting loss of competitive advantage.

In 2009, I was the first Latin American to be elected Chairman of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and I had the opportunity to write fifteen books and a dozen or technical articles on project management, published in several languages, which have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.

Between 2012 and 2016, I was the first director of Infrastructure and Project Management at the United Nati(Show Full Bio)ons (UNOPS). My work focused on strengthening the support of humanitarian, peace-building and infrastructure projects in dozens of fragile countries, such as Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq and South Sudan.

I am a chemical engineer with a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from UFMG. I am also a Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering by the UFF.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accepted my membership as MRICS in 2015, and I was accredited with the most prestigious certifications in the project, portfolio and risk management worldwide.

Twitter - @BrightlineOrg

Episode: 10/4/2017 @10:30 AM


Djordjija Petkoski
Djordjija Petkoski

Lecturer; Senior Fellow, Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research
The Wharton School
https://lgst.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/petkoski/#teaching

Dr. Djordjija Petkoski was Lead Specialist at the World Bank and the head of the Business, Competitiveness and Development team at the WBI until April 2011. He is currently consultant/adviser to the World Bank and a Senior Fellow at the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, and a Lecturer in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the World Bank in 1992, Dr. Petkoski has focused on business and development issues, competitiveness and sustainable development, anti-corruption, governance, corporate responsibility, climate change, ethics, leadership and leading change, with work experience in Asia, Latin America, the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

He has managed over 340 projects; lead the design, delivery, and lectured at over 20 executive development programs; and engaged with over 100 leading companies worldwide.

Dr. Petkoski co-teaches two courses on Corp(Show Full Bio)orate Responsibility and Ethics at Wharton. He has delivered around 200 lectures at leading universities, international conferences and organizations around the world. He has published extensively on issues of strategic management of complex technical, economic and social systems. He is author or co-author of 15 books and over 180 articles and reports.

Dr. Petkoski was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in the early 1990's and a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979-80. He received his Master's degree in Public Administration at Kennedy School of Governance, Harvard University, Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Zagreb, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade.

Zicklin Center - https://www.zicklincenter.org/fellows

Episode: 10/4/2017 @11:00 AM


Nancy Koehn
Nancy Koehn

Professor; Author of "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times"
Harvard Business School
http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6493

Nancy F. Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Koehn's research focuses on effective leadership and how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact. Her forthcoming book, Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times spotlights how five of history’s greatest leaders managed crises and what we can each learn from their experience.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071CJZX41/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 10/4/2017 @11:30 AM