May 4, 2021

 

Welcome to the Post-Industrial Transition

KEYNOTE | 09:00-09:30 PDT / 18:00-18:30 CET

The combination of decentralization and exponential progress in key technologies is propelling us into a post-industrial civilization and economy. The pandemic has accelerated this development, but there are also counter-forces. In this presentation, we will look at the inescapable logic transforming industries and whole economies, and discuss some of the more dramatic consequences for geopolitics, policymaking, corporate strategy, investors, and founders.

Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum

May 4, 2021

 

The Next Ten years:
Advanced Technologies in the Pipeline

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:30-10:00 PDT / 18:30-19:00 CET

Frode Odegard and SRI President Dr. Manish Kothari discuss the technologies in the pipeline now that will make a big impact over the next ten years. Founded seventy-five years ago as the Stanford Research Institute, SRI International has an enviable track record of developing new technologies with industry impact. Siri, micro satellites, and GPS are among SRI’s contribution. SRI also played an important role in developing the early Internet, and it is the birthplace of the mouse-windows user interface paradigm.

Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Dr. Manish Kothari

President
SRI International

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
President
SRI International

May 4, 2021

 

Decentralization in Energy

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Reliable and sufficient energy supply is essential for a modern economy. As demand for energy continues to increase, the sector is undergoing a metamorphosis. Government intervention is increasing. Producers are pursuing new local and on-site energy sources, while some grids struggle with reliable power delivery. There is also increasing interest in using distributed ledgers for trading energy, and in energy production and storage off the grid. In this session we will explore how the decentralization is impacting the energy sector, opportunities for further innovation, and obstacles to progress.
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
Àrmann Kojic

CEO
Nanom
Mark LaCour

Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
Alan Laubsch

CEO
Generation Blue
Andrew Bright

Managing Director
Woodside Capital

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
CEO
Nanom
Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
CEO
Generation Blue
Managing Director
Woodside Capital

May 4, 2021

 

Networking and breakout sessions (members only)

PANEL | 11:00-noon PDT / 20:00-21:00 CET

Your chance to mingle with speakers and other members to explore topics and opportunities of mutual interest.

May 11, 2021

 

Decentralization in Transportation

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

The transportation sector has been impacted by new business models and new technologies which promise to increase availability, speed, and autonomy. From autonomous navigation of huge cargo ships to autonomous cars and trucks to drones for package delivery, a plethora of new products and services are being developed that contribute to decentralization of asset ownership, service delivery, and governance. Better coordination between transportation services is also in the works.

We will discuss:

  • Investment trends
  • New technologies powering progress
  • Hot new startups and disruptive business models
  • Real-world capabilities we can expect in the next 5-10 years
  • Changes to the large-scale structure of the transportation sector
  • Obstacles to faster progress
Moderator:
Clay Phillips

Executive Advisor
SRI
Dr. Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director
Synapse Partners
Rimas Kapeskas

Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
Kumardev Chatterjee

Founder
Unmanned Life
John Suh

VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group
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Moderator:

Executive Advisor
SRI
Managing Director
Synapse Partners
Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
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Founder
Unmanned Life
VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group

May 11, 2021

 

Disrupting Financial Services

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

The Financial Services sector is facing disruption on many fronts. Challenges include regulatory uncertainty across multiple jurisdictions, tremendous business complexity, legacy systems, new digital startups with user-friendly services, and the emergence of crypto as a mainstream phenomenon.

We will discuss:

  • Why is there so much confusion about “money”?
  • The impact of crypto solutions and DeFi
  • Where are big financial services firms vulnerable to disruption?
  • Can big companies become disruptors too?
  • What will decentralized financial services look like?
Moderator:
Toby Lewis

CEO
Novum Insights
Keith Weiner

CEO
Monetary Metals
Fred Thiel

Chairman
Thiel Advisors
Dr. Amber Ghaddar

Founder
AllianceBlock
Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
Toby_Lewis_200x200

Moderator:

CEO
Novum Insights
Keith_Weiner
CEO
Monetary Metals
Fred_Thiel_200x200
Chairman
Thiel Advisors
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Founder
AllianceBlock
unnamed (6)
AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance

May 18, 2021

 

Post-Industrial Society:
Behaviors, Mindsets, and Conflicts

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

The pandemic accelerated many societal changes that have been brewing for a while. Education, careers, generational differences, how we trust, are all becoming more pronounced. There are clearly conflicting mindsets and worldviews. What kinds of ideas need to prevail for us to build a flourishing post-industrial culture? Join futurist Anne Boysen in conversation with Frode Odegard, Founder of the Post-Industrial Forum, and Dr. Yaron Brook, co-founder of Ingenuism, bestselling author, co-founder of hedge fund BHZ Capital Management, and Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute.
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Anne Boysen

CEO
After the Millennials
Dr. Yaron Brook

Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
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CEO
After the Millennials
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Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute

May 18, 2021

 

The New Space Industry

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Fifty years have passed since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Space is no longer the exclusive domain of governments. A new space industry is being born, with a broad range of applications. These include climate forecasting, asteroid mining, in-orbit construction, tourism, and high-speed internet connectivity.

We will discuss:

  • Investment trends
  • Decentralization and access to space
  • New technologies powering progress
  • The biggest areas of growth
  • Separating hype from reality
  • How the space industry will impact the world economy
  • Obstacles to faster progress
Moderator:
Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
Scott Williams

Program Director, Space
SRI
Rei Gofer

Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
Chris Kunstadter

Global Head of Space
AXA XL
peter

Moderator:

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
scott williams
Program Director, Space
SRI
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Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
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Global Head of Space
AXA XL

May 25, 2021

 

Decentralization in Manufacturing

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

Decentralization of production is a crucial aspect of the post-industrial transition. With progress in material science, 3D printing, robotics, and AI, we can see how we can move manufacturing to the edge. In this session, we will learn about how manufacturing is rapidly transforming.

We will discuss:

  • The pandemic’s effect on manufacturing globally
  • Automation challenges, trends
  • Software-defined manufacturing
  • The new Microfactories
  • Neighborhood Microfactories
  • Workforce challenges in manufacturing
  • Manufacturing in 2030
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Amar Hanspal

CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

May 25, 2021

 

Edge Computing:
From Hype to Disruption

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

It is not just production that is moving to the edge, computing is too. With increasing availability of high-speed Internet links, and exponential progress in storage and computing capacity, we can move applications to the edge for faster and more complex behaviors. Edge Computing is a distributed computing paradigm with many powerful applications that will affect virtually all industries.

We will discuss:

  • Industries that will be disrupted by Edge Computing
  • Next-generation Edge Computing Technology
  • Meeting Security Threats and Scalability Challenges
  • New Business Models enabled by Edge Computing
  • The relationship between Blockchain and Edge Computing
Moderator:
Blaine Mathieu

CEO
Pratexo
Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
Tim M. Crawford

CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Dr. Irene J. Petrick

Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
Sam Nagar

VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation
unnamed (2)

Moderator:

CEO
Pratexo
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Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
unnamed (4)
CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation

June 2, 2021

 

Organizational Renewal in the Post-Pandemic World

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

The pandemic accelerated decentralization in many industries, leading to further disruption. Hundreds of millions of people experienced work and schooling from home. More people bought more things online than ever before in human history, while conventional retail suffered and many firms went under. The tourism, hospitality, and airline industries were severely impacted. Other industries that were more asset-light managed the transition much better. What will this look like going forward? What will the post-pandemic enterprise look like?

Discussion:

  • Renewal strategies (e.g. organic v/s acquired innovation)
  • Smarter, more decentralized operating models
  • Reframing the employee relationship
  • Coping with new consumer expectations
  • Responding faster to emerging threats and opportunities
  • Building a culture that thrives on change
Moderator:
Rob Massoudi

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
Jill Nephew

CEO
Inqwire
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Dr. Yossi Feinberg

Professor
Stanford GSB
Peter Lofgren

SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap
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Moderator:

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
unnamed (3)
CEO
Inqwire
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Yossi_Feinberg_200x200
Professor
Stanford GSB
Peter_Lofgren_200x200
SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap

June 2, 2021

 

Building Transformative Boards

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Boards can play a crucial role in transforming companies facing industry disruption. In this session, we explore how boards can better meet this challenge.

We will discuss:

  • Transformation: Best practices for boards
  • Structure, activities, and meeting frequency
  • How hands-on should boards be now?
  • The role of the Board Chair
  • Do we need different directors?
  • What boards must ask from management
  • Short-term crisis versus long-term value creation
Moderator:
Eythor Ivar Jonsson

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi

Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
Dr. Hans van Ees

Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
David Ross Beatty

CEO
Beatinvest Ltd
Dr. Eythór Jónsson, VP of Research, Post-Lean Institute

Moderator:

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi 200x200
Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
Hans van Ees 200x200
Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
unnamed (6)
AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
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CEO
Beatinvest Ltd

June 8, 2021

 

Forces of Progress and Stagnation

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

While many technologies have been progressing exponentially, there is also a sense in which progress might be slowing down. Our culture is not uniformly welcoming of innovation of progress. In this discussion with Jason Crawford, we will look more closely at the stagnation hypothesis and explore the forces that work for and against human flourishing.

Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Jason Crawford

Author
The Roots of Progress

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
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Author
The Roots of Progress

June 8, 2021

 

Disrupting Education

FIRESIDE CHAT | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Fireside chat with Microsoft’s VP of Education, Barbara Holzapfel

Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Barbara Holzapfel

VP Education
Microsoft

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Barbara_Holzapfel_200x200
VP Education
Microsoft

June 15, 2021

 

Global Industrial Policy in the Pandemic and Beyond

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

Governments worldwide attempting to support industry innovation efforts have faced a variety of challenges during the pandemic. The pandemic accelerated digitalization and decentralization in most industries, induced funds to geographically broaden investments, and made working from home the new normal. We will discuss how the pandemic changed industrial policy and what innovation policy will look like in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Marten Kaevats

National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia
Kazuaki Osumi

Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry
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Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia

Director General

NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry

June 22, 2021

 

From DeepTech to Revenue

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

SRI is a global R&D enterprise with a track record of bringing disruptive technologies to the market. Peter will lead a discussion on how to build new ventures based on advanced technologies, from research to a profitable business model.

Note: More participants will be added to this session.

Moderator:
Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
peter

Moderator:

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International

June 22, 2021

 

Venture investing in the Post-Pandemic World

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

In this session, we will look at the VC landscape and how it has been impacted by the pandemic. Capital deployed increased by 14% last year, even though the number of deals went down. The landscape did change, slowing down for some accelerating for others, and decentralization seems to have impacted venture capital as well. What adjustments are investors making? What are the hottest new opportunities?
Moderator:
Ken Gatz

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
Alexandra Johnson

Managing Director
HEED Capital
Grant Allen

General Partner
SE Ventures
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Moderator:

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
Managing Director
HEED Capital
Grant Allen_200x200
General Partner
SE Ventures

June 22, 2021

 

Building the Post-Industrial Future

FIRESIDE CHAT | 11:00-12:00 PDT / 20:00-21:00 CET

We will connect the dots and review what we learned in this Summit Series. What are the greatest challenges and opportunities? What are the biggest blind spots? What new projects and initiatives should be started next?
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Keynote Speakers
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum

 

Dr. Manish Kothari

President
SRI International

 

Amar Hanspal

CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

 

Jason Crawford

Author
The Roots of Progress

 

Barbara Holzapfel

VP Education
Microsoft
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
President
SRI International
CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines
Jason_Crawford_200x200
Author
The Roots of Progress
Barbara_Holzapfel_200x200
VP Education
Microsoft
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Alan Laubsch

CEO
Generation Blue
Alexandra Johnson

Managing Director
HEED Capital
Dr. Amber Ghaddar

Founder
AllianceBlock
Andrew Bright

Managing Director
Woodside Capital
Anne Boysen

CEO
After the Millennials
CEO
Generation Blue
Managing Director
HEED Capital
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Founder
AllianceBlock
Managing Director
Woodside Capital
unnamed
CEO
After the Millennials
Àrmann Kojic

CEO
Nanom
Blaine Mathieu

CEO
Pratexo
Chris Kunstadter

Global Head of Space
AXA XL
Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
Clay Phillips

Executive Advisor
SRI
CEO
Nanom
unnamed (2)
CEO
Pratexo
Christopher Kunstadter square (1)
Global Head of Space
AXA XL
unnamed (6)
AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
Clay_Phillips_200x200
Executive Advisor
SRI
Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi

Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
David Ross Beatty

CEO
Beatinvest Ltd
Dr. Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director
Synapse Partners
Eythor Ivar Jonsson

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
Fred Thiel

Chairman
Thiel Advisors
Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi 200x200
Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
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CEO
Beatinvest Ltd
Managing Director
Synapse Partners
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VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
Fred_Thiel_200x200
Chairman
Thiel Advisors
Grant Allen

General Partner
SE Ventures
Dr. Hans van Ees

Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
Dr. Irene J. Petrick

Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
Jill Nephew

CEO
Inqwire
Sam Nagar

VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation
Grant Allen_200x200
General Partner
SE Ventures
Hans van Ees 200x200
Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
unnamed (3)
CEO
Inqwire
VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation
John Suh

VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group
Kazuaki Osumi

Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry
Keith Weiner

CEO
Monetary Metals
Ken Gatz

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
Kumardev Chatterjee

Founder
Unmanned Life
VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group
Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry
Keith_Weiner
CEO
Monetary Metals
Ken_Gatz_200x200
Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
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Founder
Unmanned Life
Mark LaCour

Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
Marten Kaevats

National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia
Peter Lofgren

SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap
Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
Rei Gofer

Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia
Peter_Lofgren_200x200
SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap
peter
VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
Rei_Goffer_200x200
Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
Rimas Kapeskas

Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
Rob Massoudi

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
Scott Williams

Program Director, Space
SRI
Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
Tim M. Crawford

CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
Rob_Massoudi_200x200
Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
scott williams
Program Director, Space
SRI
Shawn_Fitzgerald_200x200
Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
unnamed (4)
CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Toby Lewis

CEO
Novum Insights
Dr. Yaron Brook

Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute
Dr. Yossi Feinberg

Professor
Stanford GSB
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CEO
Novum Insights
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Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute
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Professor
Stanford GSB
Biographies
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum

Frode Odegard is the Founder of the Post-Lean Institute as well as the Post-Industrial Forum. He studies how corporates, investors and policymakers can best navigate humanity’s transition to a post-industrial civilization and economy. Frode’s mission is to develop a new post-industrial management science. The Post-Lean Institute provides educational, advisory, and strategic services to corporates and investors to help them turn disruption into opportunity.

Frode is the author of a forthcoming book on the post-industrial transition and regularly speaks to international corporate and investor audiences. His last keynote before the pandemic was in front of a PE audience with a total AUM of $4.3 trillion.

A serial entrepreneur since his high school years, Frode’s multi-disciplinary background stretches from theoretical computer science to the boardroom. He has a passion for history, linguistics, disruptive technologies, philosophy, and traditional (Iwama) Aikido.

Dr. Manish Kothari

President
SRI International

Manish jointly develops SRI strategy with the CEO and ensures that corporate resources and talent are aligned with supporting SRI’s research needs. He also directly oversees SRI Ventures, Global Partnerships, Marketing and Communications, and SRI’s International offices.

Prior to joining SRI, Manish co-founded and was CEO of Mytrus (successfully acquired by Medidata), which utilized NLP and ML in a SaaS platform for the direct-to-participant clinical trials. He has also held a series of executive roles in a number of successfully exited startups, including Sales & Marketing as well as in R&D.

Manish received his M.S. degree and Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering from Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the UCSF.. His B.s. in aerospace engineering (summa cum laude) is from the IIT. He holds multiple patents and is the author or co-author of several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Manish has also served on the boards of a number of startups.

Amar Hanspal

CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

Amar Hanspal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Machines, where he leads a team focused on changing the resiliency, flexibility and economics of manufacturing through intelligent, software-based automation. He is a senior business leader with 30+ years of experience driving business and technology transformation.

Before joining Bright Machines, Amar was co-CEO and chief product officer at Autodesk, where he oversaw the company’s move to the cloud and the development of its innovative manufacturing and construction applications. In addition to sitting on Bright Machines’ board, he sits on the boards of Aspentech and BeyondTrust and advises early-stage companies.

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Jason Crawford

Author
The Roots of Progress

Jason Crawford is the author of The Roots of Progress, where he writes about the history of technology and the philosophy of progress. He is also the creator of Progress Studies for Young Scholars, an online learning program for high schoolers; and a part-time adviser and technical consultant to Our World in Data, an Oxford-based non-profit for research and data on global development.

Previously, he spent 18 years as a software engineer, engineering manager, and startup founder. From 2013–2018, he was co-founder & CEO of Fieldbook, a hybrid spreadsheet-database. He has also been an engineering manager at Flexport, Amazon and Groupon, and a co-founder or early employee at other startups. Before that, he was a research engineer at D. E. Shaw Research, working on a new supercomputing architecture for computational biochemistry.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Barbara Holzapfel

VP Education
Microsoft

Barbara is passionate about empowering every one of the more than 1.5 billion students on the planet to gain the future-ready skills they will need to achieve their goals and become productive global citizens. Since joining MS Education in 2017, she’s championed understanding the needs of students and educators, and her team has produced thought leadership such as the Class of 2030 and life-ready learning, Emotion & Cognition in the Age of AI, The Staff of 2030: Future-ready teaching, and most recently, Education Reimagined, which presents information and data to help schools and systems learn from the recent disruptions and reimagine education for the future.

Alan Laubsch

CEO
Generation Blue

Alan is an internationally recognized risk management thought-leader and impact investor. His mission is to protect life and regenerate Earth’s ecosystems by growing an Earth Positive economy that includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is a co-founder of EarthPulse, a super brain (and heart) to empower protectors of Mother Earth with exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Swiss-based Lykke AG, where he pioneered blockchain-based forestry and carbon-backed tokens. Alan is a co-founder & CEO of Generation Blue, a venture studio for nature, and is an advisor to several impact ventures. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising the world’s leading financial institutions and was one of 25 founding members of the RiskMetrics Group.

Alan is especially inspired by the world’s most adaptive, innovative, and resilient system: nature.

Alexandra Johnson

Managing Director
HEED Capital

Alexandra “Sasha” Johnson is a co-Founder of HEED Capital, an SF-based venture fund catalyzing sustainable innovations. She is also the President of the Global Technology Symposium (GTS), a premier investor conference on global emerging markets.

A prominent Silicon Valley investor, Alexandra joined forces with Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson, managing the joint venture fund DFJ VTB Capital Aurora. DFJ was one of the top three funds in the world, an investor in Skype, Box, Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City, as well as Grid Dynamics, which went public on NASDAQ in 2020.

Alexandra has served as a board member of multiple tech startups, angel investing, and syndicating venture deals in Silicon Valley. She is an ultimate connector due to her large co-investment network and the GTS conference. Alexandra received an M.A. with honors from the Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok, a Ph.D. from the University of St. Petersburg, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dr. Amber Ghaddar

Founder
AllianceBlock

Amber is one of the masterminds behind participative capitalism and calibrocracy, and has been invited to world class events (Davos, TEDx, UN Women, Money2020 …) to give talks on the subject. She is a guest lecturer at EDHEC in Nice.

Prior to Allianceblock, Amber was a bond trader at JP Morgan London where she held various leadership positions. She started her career in Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs London, and moved from there to the Cross Asset Solution team at JP Morgan London in 2012, where she worked on structured and exotic products across Equities, FX, Rates, Credit and Commodities. She then, spearheaded the Macro Systematic Trading Strategies effort at JP Morgan London, focusing on fixed income dynamic risk premia trading strategies.

Amber holds a B.Sc in Science & Technology, Three Masters (Neurosciences, Microelectronics & Nanotechnologies, and International Business) and a PhD in Molecular Medicine. She is a graduate of McGill Canada and HEC Paris.

Andrew Bright

Managing Director
Woodside Capital

Andrew advises Industrial, Power & Transport technology companies on M&A and strategic financing transactions. He brings 25 years of experience in industrial automation, sustainable energy, and transport. Prior to joining WCP, Andrew spent 12 years as a Group VP at ABB where he became an expert in M&A, start-up investing, industrial IoT, strategy development & implementation, and digital transformation. Most recently he was Head of Corporate Development at ABB Power Grids, where he played a leading role in the division’s $11Bn sale to Hitachi.

Prior to ABB, Andrew was a Principal Consultant for 7 years, deploying high-tech solutions into a broad range of industries. Before returning to Switzerland to set up WCP’s Zurich office, Andrew was based in Silicon Valley for 3 years. He is well connected to the start-up VC & Accelerator eco-system and advises a number of start-ups. He earned an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an M.Eng. from the University of Oxford.

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Anne Boysen

CEO
After the Millennials

Anne is a professional futurist and thought leader recognized for her decade-long work on generational change. When interest mostly revolved around Millennials, Anne sensed that the very young post-millennials would bring their own impact on the future. In 2011 she started the first blog and consulting firm dedicated to understand the future through the lens of Generation Z. Since the inception of her firm After the Millennials, Anne has been hired on consulting projects and as a Keynote Speaker for a number of events in several countries and on consulting projects for large clients.

Anne enjoys helping her clients derive bold images of the future based on asking the right questions, examining our assumptions and applying new insights. Straddling the disciplines of foresight and data analytics, she ensures that her insights are founded on well-documented, data-intensive research and cutting-edge methods, including custom AI. Using a unique, rigorous methodology and cross-disciplinary

Àrmann Kojic

CEO
Nanom

Àrmann Kojic is the CEO and founder of Nanom. Nanom develops unique nanotechnology materials, designs, and techniques which dramatically transform the battery market. Their high surface area nanoparticles greatly increase the size and surface of batteries´ electrodes creating more efficient energy storage. Think of doubling the capacity of the giga battery factory at half the cost by using nano-enhanced materials.

Previously Àrmann was the VP of Marketing at DeCODE Genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN, acquired by Amgen for $415M). As an Account Executive at McCann Erickson, Àrmann developed and managed campaigns for Coca-Cola, Domino’s, and other major brands. Àrmann also took part in Stanford´s StartX Mentor Labs for outstanding entrepreneurs.

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Blaine Mathieu

CEO
Pratexo

As a CEO, CMO, Chief Products Officer, and Founder at both private software and IIoT startups and public tech giants, Blaine has helped build numerous high-growth, high-margin businesses. Over the course of his career, he has worked with companies across North America, Europe, and Asia and his passion for AI, IoT, and edge computing has also made him a sought-after speaker at dozens of global industry events. Blaine is based out of the SF Bay area and is CEO of Intelligent Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud Platform company Praetexo.

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Chris Kunstadter

Global Head of Space
AXA XL

Chris Kunstadter is Global Head of Space at AXA XL, a leading international insurance provider. He manages the space underwriting team and is actively involved in all aspects of AXA XL’s space activity, including technical, financial, and actuarial analysis, coverage design, claims handling, industry outreach, and business development.

Chris is a recognized leader in space risk management issues. For over three decades, he has worked closely with global satellite operators and manufacturers, launch providers, industry groups, governments, and others to enhance space safety and promote responsible space activity.

Chris received a BA degree in Literature and an MS degree in Engineering, both from the University of California. He holds a Commercial Pilot license with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings and is a Certified Flight Instructor. Chris is an avid musician and serves on the boards of several music-oriented not-for-profit organizations.

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Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance

Clara Durodié is a top AI keynote speaker and technology strategist specializing in applied artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services, with a focus on AI & Ethics and the strategic adoption of AI for business profitability. She is internationally recognized for her expertise, advising Boards of leading financial institutions, think-tanks, governments, and academia. She also mentors AI startups on funding and growth strategy.

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Clay Phillips

Executive Advisor
SRI

Clay is an experienced executive in the fields of open innovation, intelligence, business development, and strategy. Since 2014 he has been an advisor for numerous startups, large companies, and non-profits. He has worked with clients in the automotive, mobility, energy, IT, health care, materials, financial services, and specialty chemicals industries.

Clay is the Mobility Technology Lead for the Michigan Small Business Development Center where he supports the entrepreneur ecosystem and advises startups in the mobility sector. He also advises the NSF’s Midwest Innovation Corps program, TechStars, and other mobility-focused accelerator programs.

Prior to 2014 Clay was an executive at General Motors R&D, where Clay was a founding member and VP of GM Ventures. He holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Columbia University. In between degrees, Clay served as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Navy.

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Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi

Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras


Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi has been engaged in the training of board directors and chairpersons for more than fifteen years. He has served in different top-tier positions in organizations and enterprises and has been involved in the practice of governance at different levels. These include positions such as chairperson, director, CEO, owner, independent evaluator, nomination committee, advisory boards. Dr. Yar Hamidi is currently the chair of the Swedish Chapter of Marie Curie Alumni Association and a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Design at the University of Borås in Sweden.

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David Ross Beatty

CEO
Beatinvest Ltd

David Ross Beatty, C.M., OBE, MA, CFA is a Canadian businessman and academic. He serves as a Director of FirstService, Walter Energy, and Canada Steamship Lines. He is currently the Conway Director at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Over his career, he has served on over 35 Boards of directors and been Chair of 8 publicly traded companies.

Dr. Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director
Synapse Partners

With 30+ years of Silicon Valley experience, Evangelos is a seasoned venture investor, advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in new mobility, digital platforms, and corporate innovation. Prior to his 20-year investing work, Evangelos had 20 years of experience in high-tech industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He is the author of “The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future” and “Transportation Transformation.”

Evangelos is a member of Caltech’s advisory board, the advisory board of Brandeis International School of Business, the advisory board of the US Department of Transportation’s Connected Cities for Smart Mobility Center, and the advisory board of Securing America’s Future Energy. He has served on several commissions and task forces focusing on AI, autonomous mobility, and corporate innovation. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science (machine learning) from Brandeis and a B.S. in E.E. from Caltech.

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Eythor Ivar Jonsson

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute

Eythor is the VP of Research at the Post-Lean Institute. He is also the President of Akademias and the Center for Corporate Governance in Iceland. Eythor is furthermore the VP of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).

In 2006 Eythor founded an advisory board program in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School, which has spawned advisory boards for more than 100 fast-growing Nordic companies.

Eythor has created programs for Icelandic companies to improve corporate governance in association with NASDAQ OMX, Chamber of Commerce, and the Federation of industries and accounting firms like KPMG PWC and Deloitte. He has published more than 700 articles for specialized journals and magazines about business and economics.

Eythor earned his doctorate in business administration from the Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

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Fred Thiel

Chairman
Thiel Advisors

Fred is a senior trusted advisor to management teams, boards of directors, private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies. Fred sits on a number private and public company boards, including Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA), OptConnect, GateKeeper Systems, Oden Technologies, NoCell Technologies, Sequent Software, and Dorner Manufacturing.

Fred has over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, IoT, AI, automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. As a CEO, he has led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turn-arounds and wind downs. Fred has repeatedly driven rapid growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value.

Fred is a respected expert and frequent speaker on the digital transformation of companies an

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Grant Allen

General Partner
SE Ventures

Grant Allen is an investment partner at SE Ventures, a $600M venture capital fund launched in partnership with Schneider Electric. Grant’s focus is on emerging technologies and their role in the digital transformation and climate implications of industry, mobility and the built environment, leading to investments in AutoGrid, BedRock Systems, eIQ Mobility, Element, Poka, Scandit, Station A, Titan Advanced Energy Systems and Volta. His current investment interests include energy management, deskless worker, cybersecurity, datacenter automation, robotics, and any scale-up where Schneider can be a revenue catalyst. At the intersection of venture capital and corporate innovation for over a decade, Grant was previously with Core Capital Partners, Microsoft, First Round Capital-backed Jingle Networks, and most recently the global head of venture capital for Zurich-based ABB. He received his engineering degree from Duke and MBA from Wharton.

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Dr. Hans van Ees

Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen

Hans van Ees is a full professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His research deals with corporate governance, the theory of business groups, the board of directors, sustainable corporate performance, and building trust within and between organizations. He is regularly involved in executive teaching, training, consultancy, and contract research for private companies and the Dutch government on issues related to good governance, executive compensation, and industrial democracy

Dr. Irene J. Petrick

Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel

Irene joined Intel in 2015 and is Senior Director of Industrial Innovation in the Internet of Things Group. She focuses on emerging technology, social, and global trends and their combined impact on the industrial space. Irene’s work highlights the industrial internet of things, edge computing, the transition to intelligent manufacturing and the needs of the future workforce, 3D printing and distributed manufacturing, and the new business models enabled by intelligent manufacturing.

Before joining Intel, Irene was a professor at Penn State and has been actively engaged with companies in their innovation and technology strategies for over 25 years, including work with twelve Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. military, and a wide variety of small to medium-sized enterprises. Petrick is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications and presentations.

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Jill Nephew

CEO
Inqwire

Jill Nephew is the founder of Inqwire, PBC a company on a mission to help the world make sense. Inqwire provides tools and models to help people think about complex systems and applies them to the mother of all complex systems – the human mind.

Jill has a diverse science and engineering background. She has worked as an engineer developing tools to help people find solutions to complex, real-world problems. Her broad experience includes drug binding, motion control, disease kinetics, protein folding, and drug binding dynamics, atmospheric pollution, human articulated movement, complex fluids, and sensemaking. Her work also includes constraint-based optimization (a subset of A.I.) to help people schedule, plan, and forecast across large enterprises.

Jill received a B.S. in Physics with honors from UCSC, completed Ph.D. coursework in Biophysics at USCF, and earned a M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD.

John Suh

VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group

John Suh is the VP and Founding Director of New Horizons Studio, which is focused on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs). New Horizons Studio is expected to push the extreme limits of vehicle development, building vehicles to traverse off-road with unprecedented mobility.

John has held several leadership roles at Hyundai Motor Group since 2011, serving as founding director of Hyundai Ventures, and then led Hyundai CRADLE (Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experiences) as its founding director based in Silicon Valley. He brings over 35 years of expertise in the automotive and emerging technology sectors, including roles at Stanford University, Xerox PARC, and General Motors.

John has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MS and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He has six patents and patents pending in the fields of robotics, artificial nose technology, and location-based services.

Kazuaki Osumi

Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry

Kazuaki Osumi is the Director General of NEDO in Silicon Valley Office. NEDO is part of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). It funds and manages R&D projects in the areas of new energy, energy efficiency, smart grid and other industrial technologies including IT, robotics and materials.

As NEDO’s representative for the Western US, he is closely involved in the EV and storage demonstration projects implemented in California. He also manages initiatives to strengthen Japanese competitiveness, such as introducing Japanese startups to Silicon Valley and hosting events.

Since joining METI in 2002, his career has covered many policy fields such as industrial, energy and Fukushima restoration policies. From 2008 to 2011, he was a director of an industrial related division in Nara Prefecture.

Kazuaki earned a master’s degree in Advanced Materials Science from The University of Tokyo. He was a visiting fellow at the APARC program at Stanford University, 2012-2013.

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Keith Weiner

CEO
Monetary Metals

Keith Weiner is an economist who is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to monetary theory. He is also an entrepreneur who specializes in businesses that solve hard problems. Before Monetary Metals, he founded DiamondWare, a software company that developed 3D voice technology, sold to Nortel in 2008. He is the President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. He earned his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics.

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Ken Gatz

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies

Proceeder is an enterprise platform for Corporate Venture and Innovation. A serial entrepreneur, Ken previously co-founded BioIVT, a life science tools and bioinformatics company which exited to a private equity firm in 2013. Ken is skilled in Technology, Law, Life Sciences, Capital Markets, Corporate Venture and Innovation. He has a JD focused in International Business Law from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Ken has completed the Stanford GSB LEAD program in Corporate Innovation 2019.

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Kumardev Chatterjee

Founder
Unmanned Life

Kumardev is a serial Innovator and Entrepreneurial Leader. He is an expert on the Autonomous Economy, AI, Drones and Robotics, 5G, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and Mobility. Kumardev has more than 25 years of strategy, DeepTech, and executive leadership experience at startups and Fortune 500s across Europe, the US, and Asia. He is a well-known keynote speaker, featured by Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, and the New York Times. Kumardev’s most recent company is Unmanned Life, focused on Autonomous Drones and Robots. It is now a global company partnered with leading telcos.

Kumvardev is a British Chevening Science Scholar and Computer Scientist from University College London, INTEL and EU awarded Young Innovation Luminary, and European Commission appointed expert on Technology and Innovation. He is a World Economic Forum appointed Expert on Entrepreneurship, Forbes Technology Council Member, and a co-author of ‘Digital Minds for a New Europe’ alongside Vint Cerf and Eric Schmidt.

Mark LaCour

Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network

Mark has lived and worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 25 years. Later he started his own market research company and has a well-earned reputation as an industry “insider” and independent 3rd party researcher. This led to him becoming a part of the new media, where he has the top Oil and Gas podcasts in the world. He is a sought-after public speaker, author, sits on several oil & gas boards, and has one of the top oil & gas presences in social media.

Marten Kaevats

National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia

Marten Kaevats is the National Digital Advisor in the Government Office of Estonia or unofficially the Chief Innovation Officer of Estonia. He, being responsible for information society and innovation in Estonia, is working on upgrading the interoperability system architecture of his country. The goal of all his work is to build adaptable and future-proof governance architecture while acknowledging well that predicting the future in its complexity is impossible. Estonia, being a prime example of distributed governance architecture based on human-scale values where every end-user is in control of their data, is perfect in testing out new forms of governance suitable for the 21st century.

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Peter Lofgren

SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap

Peter is currently the CEO (and Founder) of SynerLeap powered by ABB, ABB’s Global Innovation Growth Hub, where innovation is accelerated together with ABB, partners, customers and startups.

To date more than 135 collaborations have been started with startup members from 19 countries in all parts of the world. ABB has invested in five of the startups and reached partnerships with four. Member companies can accelerate by accessing unique industrial knowledge and ABB Industry knowledge.

Peter has extensive industry and business experience from several leading positions within ABB and several Board member positions. During his career, Innovation and Value creation have always been key.

Peter holds an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics, MSc from Chalmers University, and a Licentiate of Technology Degree (Swedish intermediate Ph.D. degree) from Royal Institute of Technology. He holds eight patents.

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Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International

SRI International is a Silicon Valley-based independent research institute. At SRI, Peter directs commercial sector business development focusing on strategic, long-term partnerships with Global 2000 companies and emerging startups. His role includes market analysis and outreach, intellectual property, commercialization, and business strategy to transition SRI’s large technology portfolio from lab-to-market to maximize both value and societal impact.

Peter’s prior management experience includes corporate venture capital, corporate development, and product management with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Olin Corporation. Peter has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and executive programs from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University.

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Rei Gofer

Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io

Rei Goffer is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Tomorrow.io. Prior to ClimaCell Rei served in the Israeli Air Force for 10 years as a combat aviator and senior program manager in the department of R&D. Rei holds a BA in Economics from the University of Ben Gurion, and MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Rimas Kapeskas

Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital

Rimas is an operating partner at Cambridge Capital, specializing in transportation and logistics technology solutions that streamline and enhance supply chains. Previously Rimas was VP of Strategy at UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Managing Director of the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, investing in early to mid-stage startup companies strategically relevant to UPS. Previous roles at UPS included directing UR&D efforts for launching new business units, diversified service offerings, and new support technologies.

Rimas received an MBA from The Goizueta Business School of Emory University and a B.S.from the University of Connecticut. He has completed executive education programs at Stanford Law School – Directors College and at the Venture Capital Institute where he is now on the faculty. Rimas served as director or observer at several portfolio companies during his time at UPS, is on the Corporate Venture Advisory Board of the NVCA. He is also active as board director on non-profits.

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Rob Massoudi

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom

Prior to founding Nu Axiom this summer, Rob was Group SVP and Global Head of Digital Transformation at ABB. At ABB, Rob lead a team responsible for acceleration of the digital adoption with customers, ABB’s digital businesses, and incubation of strategic group-wide digital businesses. ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, servicing customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. The company operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

Rob joined ABB from SpaceTime Insight (acquired by Nokia in 2018) where he served as the Corporate Development Officer and MD for APAC. SpaceTime Insight was a Silicon Valley IoT and Machine Learning startup based providing predictive monitoring and optimization solutions for Asset Intensive Industries.

With over 30 years in information technology (hardware, systems, enterprise software, networking

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Scott Williams

Program Director, Space
SRI

Dr. Scott D. Williams has expertise in a broad range of space systems including satellite design; mission operations planning; space particle sources; multi-satellite constellations; and space-based sensors. Scott joined SRI in 2005 to manage pico and cube satellite missions. In 2011, he was named SRI’s Director of the Space Technology Integration Program, which focused on innovation in space systems.

Before joining SRI, Scott held research roles at leading space technology organizations. He was a senior research engineer at Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford; a project manager for NASA Gravitational Reference Sensor technology development; a manager and co-investigator for NASA Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Instrument Operations Center and GLAST instrument technology development; and a research engineer at Lockheed (LMSC). Scott has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in ocean engineering from MIT. His Ph.D. in aeronautics is from Stanford.

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Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC

Shawn has been quoted in numerous articles and reports, including both The Economist and Forbes. He is a business practitioner, digital transformation (DX) thought leader, researcher, and public speaker with extensive global business and technology experiences. As a Lean Sigma certified Black Belt practitioner, he’s led enterprise change management initiatives at Dow 30 and Fortune 1000 companies across industry verticals including clinical research, life sciences, medical device, manufacturing, and multi-modal transportation sectors.

Shawn’s research coverage is centered on digital economies and societies; how companies are developing and leveraging new business, technology, and operating models for the benefit of businesses, markets, and customers that include sustainable business performance, growth, and profitability. Mr. Fitzgerald’s research also includes helping companies realize competitively differentiated digital visions and strategies through transformative leadership, r

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Tim M. Crawford

CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA

Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the topmost influential CIOs. Tim is a transformational CIO with broad experience that takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology. Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT leadership roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics, and National Semiconductor. Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know podcast.

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Toby Lewis

CEO
Novum Insights

Toby Lewis, frontier technology market monitoring company Novum Insights’ founder and CEO, is a repeat entrepreneur, and well-known analyst in the fields of blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, fintech, and venture capital. Novum Insights has a sophisticated analytics tool that can help identify the fastest growing crypto projects and other signals linked to decentralized finance.

Toby was one of the co-founders of venture capital analyst company Global Corporate Venturing, where he led both the analytics team and its editorial efforts. Lewis has written regularly for the Wall Street Journal. Toby has spoken at numerous international technology conferences including Blockchain for Humanity, which took place during the World Economic Forum, Global Technology Symposium, South Summit, White Bull, Tech Tour, and Global Corporate Venturing.

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Dr. Yaron Brook

Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute

Yaron Brook is a co-founder and Managing Partner of BHZ Capital Management LP, a hedge fund focused on the consolidation trend in American banking. Brook has been involved in managing funds in this space since 1998. Brook is also one of the founders of Ingenuism (Ingenuism.com), a project dedicated to understanding and capitalizing on the prerequisites of human progress.

Brook is Chairman of the Board of The Ayn Rand Institute, a 501(c) (3) non-profit. He is the host of the Yaron Brook Show, a best-selling author, and an internationally sought speaker focusing on the value of business and the morality of capitalism.

Brook was born and raised in Israel, served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence, and earned a BSc in Civil Engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Brook moved to the United States, received his MBA and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, and was a Finance Professor at Santa Clara University from 1993-2000.

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Dr. Yossi Feinberg

Professor
Stanford GSB

Yossi Feinberg received his PhD in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. His thesis studied how differing prior beliefs of decision makers can be expressed by their disagreement on current (posterior) events. After completing his dissertation under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Robert J. Aumann, Yossi began teaching economics at Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Yossi joined Stanford GSB in 1998. His teaching interests include Economics of Organization, Strategy, Information Markets, Game Theory, and Applied Decision Making. In 2003 he received the MBA distinguished teaching award.

Yossi has been consulting in a wide range of industries including hi-tech, media and healthcare as well as giving invited talks on topics such as pricing, in-house vs. outsourcing, allocating decision power in organizations and strategic interactions. He is the faculty director of Stanford Ignite, a global innovation program running on the Stanford Campus.

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Sessions

May 4, 2021

 

Welcome to the Post-Industrial Transition

KEYNOTE | 09:00-09:30 PDT / 18:00-18:30 CET

The combination of decentralization and exponential progress in key technologies is propelling us into a post-industrial civilization and economy. The pandemic has accelerated this development, but there are also counter-forces. In this presentation, we will look at the inescapable logic transforming industries and whole economies, and discuss some of the more dramatic consequences for geopolitics, policymaking, corporate strategy, investors, and founders.

Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum

May 4, 2021

 

The Next Ten years:
Advanced Technologies in the Pipeline

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:30-10:00 PDT / 18:30-19:00 CET

Frode Odegard and SRI President Dr. Manish Kothari discuss the technologies in the pipeline now that will make a big impact over the next ten years. Founded seventy-five years ago as the Stanford Research Institute, SRI International has an enviable track record of developing new technologies with industry impact. Siri, micro satellites, and GPS are among SRI’s contribution. SRI also played an important role in developing the early Internet, and it is the birthplace of the mouse-windows user interface paradigm.

Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Dr. Manish Kothari

President
SRI International

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
President
SRI International

May 4, 2021

 

Decentralization in Energy

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Reliable and sufficient energy supply is essential for a modern economy. As demand for energy continues to increase, the sector is undergoing a metamorphosis. Government intervention is increasing. Producers are pursuing new local and on-site energy sources, while some grids struggle with reliable power delivery. There is also increasing interest in using distributed ledgers for trading energy, and in energy production and storage off the grid. In this session we will explore how the decentralization is impacting the energy sector, opportunities for further innovation, and obstacles to progress.
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
Àrmann Kojic

CEO
Nanom
Mark LaCour

Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
Alan Laubsch

CEO
Generation Blue
Andrew Bright

Managing Director
Woodside Capital

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
CEO
Nanom
Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
CEO
Generation Blue
Managing Director
Woodside Capital

May 4, 2021

 

Networking and breakout sessions (members only)

PANEL | 11:00-noon PDT / 20:00-21:00 CET

Your chance to mingle with speakers and other members to explore topics and opportunities of mutual interest.

May 11, 2021

 

Decentralization in Transportation

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

The transportation sector has been impacted by new business models and new technologies which promise to increase availability, speed, and autonomy. From autonomous navigation of huge cargo ships to autonomous cars and trucks to drones for package delivery, a plethora of new products and services are being developed that contribute to decentralization of asset ownership, service delivery, and governance. Better coordination between transportation services is also in the works.

We will discuss:

  • Investment trends
  • New technologies powering progress
  • Hot new startups and disruptive business models
  • Real-world capabilities we can expect in the next 5-10 years
  • Changes to the large-scale structure of the transportation sector
  • Obstacles to faster progress
Moderator:
Clay Phillips

Executive Advisor
SRI
Dr. Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director
Synapse Partners
Rimas Kapeskas

Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
Kumardev Chatterjee

Founder
Unmanned Life
John Suh

VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group
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Moderator:

Executive Advisor
SRI
Managing Director
Synapse Partners
Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
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Founder
Unmanned Life
VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group

May 11, 2021

 

Disrupting Financial Services

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

The Financial Services sector is facing disruption on many fronts. Challenges include regulatory uncertainty across multiple jurisdictions, tremendous business complexity, legacy systems, new digital startups with user-friendly services, and the emergence of crypto as a mainstream phenomenon.

We will discuss:

  • Why is there so much confusion about “money”?
  • The impact of crypto solutions and DeFi
  • Where are big financial services firms vulnerable to disruption?
  • Can big companies become disruptors too?
  • What will decentralized financial services look like?
Moderator:
Toby Lewis

CEO
Novum Insights
Keith Weiner

CEO
Monetary Metals
Fred Thiel

Chairman
Thiel Advisors
Dr. Amber Ghaddar

Founder
AllianceBlock
Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
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Moderator:

CEO
Novum Insights
Keith_Weiner
CEO
Monetary Metals
Fred_Thiel_200x200
Chairman
Thiel Advisors
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Founder
AllianceBlock
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AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance

May 18, 2021

 

Post-Industrial Society:
Behaviors, Mindsets, and Conflicts

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

The pandemic accelerated many societal changes that have been brewing for a while. Education, careers, generational differences, how we trust, are all becoming more pronounced. There are clearly conflicting mindsets and worldviews. What kinds of ideas need to prevail for us to build a flourishing post-industrial culture? Join futurist Anne Boysen in conversation with Frode Odegard, Founder of the Post-Industrial Forum, and Dr. Yaron Brook, co-founder of Ingenuism, bestselling author, co-founder of hedge fund BHZ Capital Management, and Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute.
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Anne Boysen

CEO
After the Millennials
Dr. Yaron Brook

Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
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CEO
After the Millennials
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Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute

May 18, 2021

 

The New Space Industry

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Fifty years have passed since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Space is no longer the exclusive domain of governments. A new space industry is being born, with a broad range of applications. These include climate forecasting, asteroid mining, in-orbit construction, tourism, and high-speed internet connectivity.

We will discuss:

  • Investment trends
  • Decentralization and access to space
  • New technologies powering progress
  • The biggest areas of growth
  • Separating hype from reality
  • How the space industry will impact the world economy
  • Obstacles to faster progress
Moderator:
Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
Scott Williams

Program Director, Space
SRI
Rei Gofer

Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
Chris Kunstadter

Global Head of Space
AXA XL
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Moderator:

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
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Program Director, Space
SRI
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Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
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Global Head of Space
AXA XL

May 25, 2021

 

Decentralization in Manufacturing

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

Decentralization of production is a crucial aspect of the post-industrial transition. With progress in material science, 3D printing, robotics, and AI, we can see how we can move manufacturing to the edge. In this session, we will learn about how manufacturing is rapidly transforming.

We will discuss:

  • The pandemic’s effect on manufacturing globally
  • Automation challenges, trends
  • Software-defined manufacturing
  • The new Microfactories
  • Neighborhood Microfactories
  • Workforce challenges in manufacturing
  • Manufacturing in 2030
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Amar Hanspal

CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

May 25, 2021

 

Edge Computing:
From Hype to Disruption

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

It is not just production that is moving to the edge, computing is too. With increasing availability of high-speed Internet links, and exponential progress in storage and computing capacity, we can move applications to the edge for faster and more complex behaviors. Edge Computing is a distributed computing paradigm with many powerful applications that will affect virtually all industries.

We will discuss:

  • Industries that will be disrupted by Edge Computing
  • Next-generation Edge Computing Technology
  • Meeting Security Threats and Scalability Challenges
  • New Business Models enabled by Edge Computing
  • The relationship between Blockchain and Edge Computing
Moderator:
Blaine Mathieu

CEO
Pratexo
Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
Tim M. Crawford

CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Dr. Irene J. Petrick

Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
Sam Nagar

VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation
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Moderator:

CEO
Pratexo
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Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
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CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation

June 2, 2021

 

Organizational Renewal in the Post-Pandemic World

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

The pandemic accelerated decentralization in many industries, leading to further disruption. Hundreds of millions of people experienced work and schooling from home. More people bought more things online than ever before in human history, while conventional retail suffered and many firms went under. The tourism, hospitality, and airline industries were severely impacted. Other industries that were more asset-light managed the transition much better. What will this look like going forward? What will the post-pandemic enterprise look like?

Discussion:

  • Renewal strategies (e.g. organic v/s acquired innovation)
  • Smarter, more decentralized operating models
  • Reframing the employee relationship
  • Coping with new consumer expectations
  • Responding faster to emerging threats and opportunities
  • Building a culture that thrives on change
Moderator:
Rob Massoudi

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
Jill Nephew

CEO
Inqwire
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Dr. Yossi Feinberg

Professor
Stanford GSB
Peter Lofgren

SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap
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Moderator:

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
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CEO
Inqwire
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
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Professor
Stanford GSB
Peter_Lofgren_200x200
SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap

June 2, 2021

 

Building Transformative Boards

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Boards can play a crucial role in transforming companies facing industry disruption. In this session, we explore how boards can better meet this challenge.

We will discuss:

  • Transformation: Best practices for boards
  • Structure, activities, and meeting frequency
  • How hands-on should boards be now?
  • The role of the Board Chair
  • Do we need different directors?
  • What boards must ask from management
  • Short-term crisis versus long-term value creation
Moderator:
Eythor Ivar Jonsson

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi

Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
Dr. Hans van Ees

Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
David Ross Beatty

CEO
Beatinvest Ltd
Dr. Eythór Jónsson, VP of Research, Post-Lean Institute

Moderator:

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
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Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
Hans van Ees 200x200
Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
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AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
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CEO
Beatinvest Ltd

June 8, 2021

 

Forces of Progress and Stagnation

FIRESIDE CHAT | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

While many technologies have been progressing exponentially, there is also a sense in which progress might be slowing down. Our culture is not uniformly welcoming of innovation of progress. In this discussion with Jason Crawford, we will look more closely at the stagnation hypothesis and explore the forces that work for and against human flourishing.

Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Jason Crawford

Author
The Roots of Progress

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
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Author
The Roots of Progress

June 8, 2021

 

Disrupting Education

FIRESIDE CHAT | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

Fireside chat with Microsoft’s VP of Education, Barbara Holzapfel

Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Barbara Holzapfel

VP Education
Microsoft

Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
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VP Education
Microsoft

June 15, 2021

 

Global Industrial Policy in the Pandemic and Beyond

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

Governments worldwide attempting to support industry innovation efforts have faced a variety of challenges during the pandemic. The pandemic accelerated digitalization and decentralization in most industries, induced funds to geographically broaden investments, and made working from home the new normal. We will discuss how the pandemic changed industrial policy and what innovation policy will look like in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Moderator:
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Marten Kaevats

National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia
Kazuaki Osumi

Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry
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Moderator:

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia

Director General

NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry

June 22, 2021

 

From DeepTech to Revenue

PANEL | 09:00-09:50 PDT / 18:00-18:50 CET

SRI is a global R&D enterprise with a track record of bringing disruptive technologies to the market. Peter will lead a discussion on how to build new ventures based on advanced technologies, from research to a profitable business model.

Note: More participants will be added to this session.

Moderator:
Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
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Moderator:

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International

June 22, 2021

 

Venture investing in the Post-Pandemic World

PANEL | 10:00-11:00 PDT / 19:00-20:00 CET

In this session, we will look at the VC landscape and how it has been impacted by the pandemic. Capital deployed increased by 14% last year, even though the number of deals went down. The landscape did change, slowing down for some accelerating for others, and decentralization seems to have impacted venture capital as well. What adjustments are investors making? What are the hottest new opportunities?
Moderator:
Ken Gatz

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
Alexandra Johnson

Managing Director
HEED Capital
Grant Allen

General Partner
SE Ventures
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Moderator:

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
Managing Director
HEED Capital
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General Partner
SE Ventures

June 22, 2021

 

Building the Post-Industrial Future

FIRESIDE CHAT | 11:00-12:00 PDT / 20:00-21:00 CET

We will connect the dots and review what we learned in this Summit Series. What are the greatest challenges and opportunities? What are the biggest blind spots? What new projects and initiatives should be started next?
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder, Post-Industrial Forum
Speakers
Keynote Speakers
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum

 

Dr. Manish Kothari

President
SRI International

 

Amar Hanspal

CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

 

Jason Crawford

Author
The Roots of Progress

 

Barbara Holzapfel

VP Education
Microsoft
Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum
President
SRI International
CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines
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Author
The Roots of Progress
Barbara_Holzapfel_200x200
VP Education
Microsoft
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Alan Laubsch

CEO
Generation Blue
Alexandra Johnson

Managing Director
HEED Capital
Dr. Amber Ghaddar

Founder
AllianceBlock
Andrew Bright

Managing Director
Woodside Capital
Anne Boysen

CEO
After the Millennials
CEO
Generation Blue
Managing Director
HEED Capital
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Founder
AllianceBlock
Managing Director
Woodside Capital
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CEO
After the Millennials
Àrmann Kojic

CEO
Nanom
Blaine Mathieu

CEO
Pratexo
Chris Kunstadter

Global Head of Space
AXA XL
Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
Clay Phillips

Executive Advisor
SRI
CEO
Nanom
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CEO
Pratexo
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Global Head of Space
AXA XL
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AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance
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Executive Advisor
SRI
Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi

Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
David Ross Beatty

CEO
Beatinvest Ltd
Dr. Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director
Synapse Partners
Eythor Ivar Jonsson

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
Fred Thiel

Chairman
Thiel Advisors
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Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras
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CEO
Beatinvest Ltd
Managing Director
Synapse Partners
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VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute
Fred_Thiel_200x200
Chairman
Thiel Advisors
Grant Allen

General Partner
SE Ventures
Dr. Hans van Ees

Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
Dr. Irene J. Petrick

Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
Jill Nephew

CEO
Inqwire
Sam Nagar

VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation
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General Partner
SE Ventures
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Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen
Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel
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CEO
Inqwire
VP of Corporate Strategy, R&D
Siemens Factory Automation
John Suh

VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group
Kazuaki Osumi

Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry
Keith Weiner

CEO
Monetary Metals
Ken Gatz

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
Kumardev Chatterjee

Founder
Unmanned Life
VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group
Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry
Keith_Weiner
CEO
Monetary Metals
Ken_Gatz_200x200
Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies
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Founder
Unmanned Life
Mark LaCour

Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
Marten Kaevats

National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia
Peter Lofgren

SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap
Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
Rei Gofer

Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network
National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia
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SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap
peter
VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International
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Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io
Rimas Kapeskas

Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
Rob Massoudi

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
Scott Williams

Program Director, Space
SRI
Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
Tim M. Crawford

CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital
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Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom
scott williams
Program Director, Space
SRI
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Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC
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CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA
Toby Lewis

CEO
Novum Insights
Dr. Yaron Brook

Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute
Dr. Yossi Feinberg

Professor
Stanford GSB
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CEO
Novum Insights
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Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute
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Professor
Stanford GSB
Biographies
Frode Odegard

Founder and CEO
Post-Lean Institute
Founder
Post-Industrial Forum

Frode Odegard is the Founder of the Post-Lean Institute as well as the Post-Industrial Forum. He studies how corporates, investors and policymakers can best navigate humanity’s transition to a post-industrial civilization and economy. Frode’s mission is to develop a new post-industrial management science. The Post-Lean Institute provides educational, advisory, and strategic services to corporates and investors to help them turn disruption into opportunity.

Frode is the author of a forthcoming book on the post-industrial transition and regularly speaks to international corporate and investor audiences. His last keynote before the pandemic was in front of a PE audience with a total AUM of $4.3 trillion.

A serial entrepreneur since his high school years, Frode’s multi-disciplinary background stretches from theoretical computer science to the boardroom. He has a passion for history, linguistics, disruptive technologies, philosophy, and traditional (Iwama) Aikido.

Dr. Manish Kothari

President
SRI International

Manish jointly develops SRI strategy with the CEO and ensures that corporate resources and talent are aligned with supporting SRI’s research needs. He also directly oversees SRI Ventures, Global Partnerships, Marketing and Communications, and SRI’s International offices.

Prior to joining SRI, Manish co-founded and was CEO of Mytrus (successfully acquired by Medidata), which utilized NLP and ML in a SaaS platform for the direct-to-participant clinical trials. He has also held a series of executive roles in a number of successfully exited startups, including Sales & Marketing as well as in R&D.

Manish received his M.S. degree and Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering from Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the UCSF.. His B.s. in aerospace engineering (summa cum laude) is from the IIT. He holds multiple patents and is the author or co-author of several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Manish has also served on the boards of a number of startups.

Amar Hanspal

CEO and Co-Founder
Bright Machines

Amar Hanspal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Machines, where he leads a team focused on changing the resiliency, flexibility and economics of manufacturing through intelligent, software-based automation. He is a senior business leader with 30+ years of experience driving business and technology transformation.

Before joining Bright Machines, Amar was co-CEO and chief product officer at Autodesk, where he oversaw the company’s move to the cloud and the development of its innovative manufacturing and construction applications. In addition to sitting on Bright Machines’ board, he sits on the boards of Aspentech and BeyondTrust and advises early-stage companies.

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Jason Crawford

Author
The Roots of Progress

Jason Crawford is the author of The Roots of Progress, where he writes about the history of technology and the philosophy of progress. He is also the creator of Progress Studies for Young Scholars, an online learning program for high schoolers; and a part-time adviser and technical consultant to Our World in Data, an Oxford-based non-profit for research and data on global development.

Previously, he spent 18 years as a software engineer, engineering manager, and startup founder. From 2013–2018, he was co-founder & CEO of Fieldbook, a hybrid spreadsheet-database. He has also been an engineering manager at Flexport, Amazon and Groupon, and a co-founder or early employee at other startups. Before that, he was a research engineer at D. E. Shaw Research, working on a new supercomputing architecture for computational biochemistry.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Barbara Holzapfel

VP Education
Microsoft

Barbara is passionate about empowering every one of the more than 1.5 billion students on the planet to gain the future-ready skills they will need to achieve their goals and become productive global citizens. Since joining MS Education in 2017, she’s championed understanding the needs of students and educators, and her team has produced thought leadership such as the Class of 2030 and life-ready learning, Emotion & Cognition in the Age of AI, The Staff of 2030: Future-ready teaching, and most recently, Education Reimagined, which presents information and data to help schools and systems learn from the recent disruptions and reimagine education for the future.

Alan Laubsch

CEO
Generation Blue

Alan is an internationally recognized risk management thought-leader and impact investor. His mission is to protect life and regenerate Earth’s ecosystems by growing an Earth Positive economy that includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is a co-founder of EarthPulse, a super brain (and heart) to empower protectors of Mother Earth with exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Swiss-based Lykke AG, where he pioneered blockchain-based forestry and carbon-backed tokens. Alan is a co-founder & CEO of Generation Blue, a venture studio for nature, and is an advisor to several impact ventures. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising the world’s leading financial institutions and was one of 25 founding members of the RiskMetrics Group.

Alan is especially inspired by the world’s most adaptive, innovative, and resilient system: nature.

Alexandra Johnson

Managing Director
HEED Capital

Alexandra “Sasha” Johnson is a co-Founder of HEED Capital, an SF-based venture fund catalyzing sustainable innovations. She is also the President of the Global Technology Symposium (GTS), a premier investor conference on global emerging markets.

A prominent Silicon Valley investor, Alexandra joined forces with Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson, managing the joint venture fund DFJ VTB Capital Aurora. DFJ was one of the top three funds in the world, an investor in Skype, Box, Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City, as well as Grid Dynamics, which went public on NASDAQ in 2020.

Alexandra has served as a board member of multiple tech startups, angel investing, and syndicating venture deals in Silicon Valley. She is an ultimate connector due to her large co-investment network and the GTS conference. Alexandra received an M.A. with honors from the Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok, a Ph.D. from the University of St. Petersburg, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dr. Amber Ghaddar

Founder
AllianceBlock

Amber is one of the masterminds behind participative capitalism and calibrocracy, and has been invited to world class events (Davos, TEDx, UN Women, Money2020 …) to give talks on the subject. She is a guest lecturer at EDHEC in Nice.

Prior to Allianceblock, Amber was a bond trader at JP Morgan London where she held various leadership positions. She started her career in Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs London, and moved from there to the Cross Asset Solution team at JP Morgan London in 2012, where she worked on structured and exotic products across Equities, FX, Rates, Credit and Commodities. She then, spearheaded the Macro Systematic Trading Strategies effort at JP Morgan London, focusing on fixed income dynamic risk premia trading strategies.

Amber holds a B.Sc in Science & Technology, Three Masters (Neurosciences, Microelectronics & Nanotechnologies, and International Business) and a PhD in Molecular Medicine. She is a graduate of McGill Canada and HEC Paris.

Andrew Bright

Managing Director
Woodside Capital

Andrew advises Industrial, Power & Transport technology companies on M&A and strategic financing transactions. He brings 25 years of experience in industrial automation, sustainable energy, and transport. Prior to joining WCP, Andrew spent 12 years as a Group VP at ABB where he became an expert in M&A, start-up investing, industrial IoT, strategy development & implementation, and digital transformation. Most recently he was Head of Corporate Development at ABB Power Grids, where he played a leading role in the division’s $11Bn sale to Hitachi.

Prior to ABB, Andrew was a Principal Consultant for 7 years, deploying high-tech solutions into a broad range of industries. Before returning to Switzerland to set up WCP’s Zurich office, Andrew was based in Silicon Valley for 3 years. He is well connected to the start-up VC & Accelerator eco-system and advises a number of start-ups. He earned an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an M.Eng. from the University of Oxford.

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Anne Boysen

CEO
After the Millennials

Anne is a professional futurist and thought leader recognized for her decade-long work on generational change. When interest mostly revolved around Millennials, Anne sensed that the very young post-millennials would bring their own impact on the future. In 2011 she started the first blog and consulting firm dedicated to understand the future through the lens of Generation Z. Since the inception of her firm After the Millennials, Anne has been hired on consulting projects and as a Keynote Speaker for a number of events in several countries and on consulting projects for large clients.

Anne enjoys helping her clients derive bold images of the future based on asking the right questions, examining our assumptions and applying new insights. Straddling the disciplines of foresight and data analytics, she ensures that her insights are founded on well-documented, data-intensive research and cutting-edge methods, including custom AI. Using a unique, rigorous methodology and cross-disciplinary

Àrmann Kojic

CEO
Nanom

Àrmann Kojic is the CEO and founder of Nanom. Nanom develops unique nanotechnology materials, designs, and techniques which dramatically transform the battery market. Their high surface area nanoparticles greatly increase the size and surface of batteries´ electrodes creating more efficient energy storage. Think of doubling the capacity of the giga battery factory at half the cost by using nano-enhanced materials.

Previously Àrmann was the VP of Marketing at DeCODE Genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN, acquired by Amgen for $415M). As an Account Executive at McCann Erickson, Àrmann developed and managed campaigns for Coca-Cola, Domino’s, and other major brands. Àrmann also took part in Stanford´s StartX Mentor Labs for outstanding entrepreneurs.

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Blaine Mathieu

CEO
Pratexo

As a CEO, CMO, Chief Products Officer, and Founder at both private software and IIoT startups and public tech giants, Blaine has helped build numerous high-growth, high-margin businesses. Over the course of his career, he has worked with companies across North America, Europe, and Asia and his passion for AI, IoT, and edge computing has also made him a sought-after speaker at dozens of global industry events. Blaine is based out of the SF Bay area and is CEO of Intelligent Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud Platform company Praetexo.

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Chris Kunstadter

Global Head of Space
AXA XL

Chris Kunstadter is Global Head of Space at AXA XL, a leading international insurance provider. He manages the space underwriting team and is actively involved in all aspects of AXA XL’s space activity, including technical, financial, and actuarial analysis, coverage design, claims handling, industry outreach, and business development.

Chris is a recognized leader in space risk management issues. For over three decades, he has worked closely with global satellite operators and manufacturers, launch providers, industry groups, governments, and others to enhance space safety and promote responsible space activity.

Chris received a BA degree in Literature and an MS degree in Engineering, both from the University of California. He holds a Commercial Pilot license with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings and is a Certified Flight Instructor. Chris is an avid musician and serves on the boards of several music-oriented not-for-profit organizations.

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Clara Durodié

AI Strategist &
Board Director
Cognitive Finance

Clara Durodié is a top AI keynote speaker and technology strategist specializing in applied artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services, with a focus on AI & Ethics and the strategic adoption of AI for business profitability. She is internationally recognized for her expertise, advising Boards of leading financial institutions, think-tanks, governments, and academia. She also mentors AI startups on funding and growth strategy.

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Clay Phillips

Executive Advisor
SRI

Clay is an experienced executive in the fields of open innovation, intelligence, business development, and strategy. Since 2014 he has been an advisor for numerous startups, large companies, and non-profits. He has worked with clients in the automotive, mobility, energy, IT, health care, materials, financial services, and specialty chemicals industries.

Clay is the Mobility Technology Lead for the Michigan Small Business Development Center where he supports the entrepreneur ecosystem and advises startups in the mobility sector. He also advises the NSF’s Midwest Innovation Corps program, TechStars, and other mobility-focused accelerator programs.

Prior to 2014 Clay was an executive at General Motors R&D, where Clay was a founding member and VP of GM Ventures. He holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Columbia University. In between degrees, Clay served as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Navy.

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Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi

Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Boras


Dr. Daniel Yar Hamidi has been engaged in the training of board directors and chairpersons for more than fifteen years. He has served in different top-tier positions in organizations and enterprises and has been involved in the practice of governance at different levels. These include positions such as chairperson, director, CEO, owner, independent evaluator, nomination committee, advisory boards. Dr. Yar Hamidi is currently the chair of the Swedish Chapter of Marie Curie Alumni Association and a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Design at the University of Borås in Sweden.

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David Ross Beatty

CEO
Beatinvest Ltd

David Ross Beatty, C.M., OBE, MA, CFA is a Canadian businessman and academic. He serves as a Director of FirstService, Walter Energy, and Canada Steamship Lines. He is currently the Conway Director at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Over his career, he has served on over 35 Boards of directors and been Chair of 8 publicly traded companies.

Dr. Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director
Synapse Partners

With 30+ years of Silicon Valley experience, Evangelos is a seasoned venture investor, advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in new mobility, digital platforms, and corporate innovation. Prior to his 20-year investing work, Evangelos had 20 years of experience in high-tech industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He is the author of “The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future” and “Transportation Transformation.”

Evangelos is a member of Caltech’s advisory board, the advisory board of Brandeis International School of Business, the advisory board of the US Department of Transportation’s Connected Cities for Smart Mobility Center, and the advisory board of Securing America’s Future Energy. He has served on several commissions and task forces focusing on AI, autonomous mobility, and corporate innovation. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science (machine learning) from Brandeis and a B.S. in E.E. from Caltech.

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Eythor Ivar Jonsson

VP of Research
Post-Lean Institute

Eythor is the VP of Research at the Post-Lean Institute. He is also the President of Akademias and the Center for Corporate Governance in Iceland. Eythor is furthermore the VP of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).

In 2006 Eythor founded an advisory board program in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School, which has spawned advisory boards for more than 100 fast-growing Nordic companies.

Eythor has created programs for Icelandic companies to improve corporate governance in association with NASDAQ OMX, Chamber of Commerce, and the Federation of industries and accounting firms like KPMG PWC and Deloitte. He has published more than 700 articles for specialized journals and magazines about business and economics.

Eythor earned his doctorate in business administration from the Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

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Fred Thiel

Chairman
Thiel Advisors

Fred is a senior trusted advisor to management teams, boards of directors, private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies. Fred sits on a number private and public company boards, including Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA), OptConnect, GateKeeper Systems, Oden Technologies, NoCell Technologies, Sequent Software, and Dorner Manufacturing.

Fred has over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, IoT, AI, automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. As a CEO, he has led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turn-arounds and wind downs. Fred has repeatedly driven rapid growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value.

Fred is a respected expert and frequent speaker on the digital transformation of companies an

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Grant Allen

General Partner
SE Ventures

Grant Allen is an investment partner at SE Ventures, a $600M venture capital fund launched in partnership with Schneider Electric. Grant’s focus is on emerging technologies and their role in the digital transformation and climate implications of industry, mobility and the built environment, leading to investments in AutoGrid, BedRock Systems, eIQ Mobility, Element, Poka, Scandit, Station A, Titan Advanced Energy Systems and Volta. His current investment interests include energy management, deskless worker, cybersecurity, datacenter automation, robotics, and any scale-up where Schneider can be a revenue catalyst. At the intersection of venture capital and corporate innovation for over a decade, Grant was previously with Core Capital Partners, Microsoft, First Round Capital-backed Jingle Networks, and most recently the global head of venture capital for Zurich-based ABB. He received his engineering degree from Duke and MBA from Wharton.

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Dr. Hans van Ees

Professor
Corporate Governance and Institutions
University of Groningen

Hans van Ees is a full professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His research deals with corporate governance, the theory of business groups, the board of directors, sustainable corporate performance, and building trust within and between organizations. He is regularly involved in executive teaching, training, consultancy, and contract research for private companies and the Dutch government on issues related to good governance, executive compensation, and industrial democracy

Dr. Irene J. Petrick

Sr. Director of Industrial Innovation
IoT Group, Intel

Irene joined Intel in 2015 and is Senior Director of Industrial Innovation in the Internet of Things Group. She focuses on emerging technology, social, and global trends and their combined impact on the industrial space. Irene’s work highlights the industrial internet of things, edge computing, the transition to intelligent manufacturing and the needs of the future workforce, 3D printing and distributed manufacturing, and the new business models enabled by intelligent manufacturing.

Before joining Intel, Irene was a professor at Penn State and has been actively engaged with companies in their innovation and technology strategies for over 25 years, including work with twelve Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. military, and a wide variety of small to medium-sized enterprises. Petrick is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications and presentations.

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Jill Nephew

CEO
Inqwire

Jill Nephew is the founder of Inqwire, PBC a company on a mission to help the world make sense. Inqwire provides tools and models to help people think about complex systems and applies them to the mother of all complex systems – the human mind.

Jill has a diverse science and engineering background. She has worked as an engineer developing tools to help people find solutions to complex, real-world problems. Her broad experience includes drug binding, motion control, disease kinetics, protein folding, and drug binding dynamics, atmospheric pollution, human articulated movement, complex fluids, and sensemaking. Her work also includes constraint-based optimization (a subset of A.I.) to help people schedule, plan, and forecast across large enterprises.

Jill received a B.S. in Physics with honors from UCSC, completed Ph.D. coursework in Biophysics at USCF, and earned a M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD.

John Suh

VP & Founding Director
New Horizons Studio
Hyundai Motor Group

John Suh is the VP and Founding Director of New Horizons Studio, which is focused on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs). New Horizons Studio is expected to push the extreme limits of vehicle development, building vehicles to traverse off-road with unprecedented mobility.

John has held several leadership roles at Hyundai Motor Group since 2011, serving as founding director of Hyundai Ventures, and then led Hyundai CRADLE (Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experiences) as its founding director based in Silicon Valley. He brings over 35 years of expertise in the automotive and emerging technology sectors, including roles at Stanford University, Xerox PARC, and General Motors.

John has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MS and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He has six patents and patents pending in the fields of robotics, artificial nose technology, and location-based services.

Kazuaki Osumi

Director General
NEDO Silicon Valley
Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry

Kazuaki Osumi is the Director General of NEDO in Silicon Valley Office. NEDO is part of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). It funds and manages R&D projects in the areas of new energy, energy efficiency, smart grid and other industrial technologies including IT, robotics and materials.

As NEDO’s representative for the Western US, he is closely involved in the EV and storage demonstration projects implemented in California. He also manages initiatives to strengthen Japanese competitiveness, such as introducing Japanese startups to Silicon Valley and hosting events.

Since joining METI in 2002, his career has covered many policy fields such as industrial, energy and Fukushima restoration policies. From 2008 to 2011, he was a director of an industrial related division in Nara Prefecture.

Kazuaki earned a master’s degree in Advanced Materials Science from The University of Tokyo. He was a visiting fellow at the APARC program at Stanford University, 2012-2013.

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Keith Weiner

CEO
Monetary Metals

Keith Weiner is an economist who is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to monetary theory. He is also an entrepreneur who specializes in businesses that solve hard problems. Before Monetary Metals, he founded DiamondWare, a software company that developed 3D voice technology, sold to Nortel in 2008. He is the President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. He earned his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics.

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Ken Gatz

Founder & CEO
Proseeder Technologies

Proceeder is an enterprise platform for Corporate Venture and Innovation. A serial entrepreneur, Ken previously co-founded BioIVT, a life science tools and bioinformatics company which exited to a private equity firm in 2013. Ken is skilled in Technology, Law, Life Sciences, Capital Markets, Corporate Venture and Innovation. He has a JD focused in International Business Law from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Ken has completed the Stanford GSB LEAD program in Corporate Innovation 2019.

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Kumardev Chatterjee

Founder
Unmanned Life

Kumardev is a serial Innovator and Entrepreneurial Leader. He is an expert on the Autonomous Economy, AI, Drones and Robotics, 5G, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and Mobility. Kumardev has more than 25 years of strategy, DeepTech, and executive leadership experience at startups and Fortune 500s across Europe, the US, and Asia. He is a well-known keynote speaker, featured by Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, and the New York Times. Kumardev’s most recent company is Unmanned Life, focused on Autonomous Drones and Robots. It is now a global company partnered with leading telcos.

Kumvardev is a British Chevening Science Scholar and Computer Scientist from University College London, INTEL and EU awarded Young Innovation Luminary, and European Commission appointed expert on Technology and Innovation. He is a World Economic Forum appointed Expert on Entrepreneurship, Forbes Technology Council Member, and a co-author of ‘Digital Minds for a New Europe’ alongside Vint Cerf and Eric Schmidt.

Mark LaCour

Editor-in-Chief
Oil and Gas Global Network

Mark has lived and worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 25 years. Later he started his own market research company and has a well-earned reputation as an industry “insider” and independent 3rd party researcher. This led to him becoming a part of the new media, where he has the top Oil and Gas podcasts in the world. He is a sought-after public speaker, author, sits on several oil & gas boards, and has one of the top oil & gas presences in social media.

Marten Kaevats

National Digital Advisor
Government of Estonia

Marten Kaevats is the National Digital Advisor in the Government Office of Estonia or unofficially the Chief Innovation Officer of Estonia. He, being responsible for information society and innovation in Estonia, is working on upgrading the interoperability system architecture of his country. The goal of all his work is to build adaptable and future-proof governance architecture while acknowledging well that predicting the future in its complexity is impossible. Estonia, being a prime example of distributed governance architecture based on human-scale values where every end-user is in control of their data, is perfect in testing out new forms of governance suitable for the 21st century.

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Peter Lofgren

SVP
ABB Global Startup Collaborations
SynerLeap

Peter is currently the CEO (and Founder) of SynerLeap powered by ABB, ABB’s Global Innovation Growth Hub, where innovation is accelerated together with ABB, partners, customers and startups.

To date more than 135 collaborations have been started with startup members from 19 countries in all parts of the world. ABB has invested in five of the startups and reached partnerships with four. Member companies can accelerate by accessing unique industrial knowledge and ABB Industry knowledge.

Peter has extensive industry and business experience from several leading positions within ABB and several Board member positions. During his career, Innovation and Value creation have always been key.

Peter holds an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics, MSc from Chalmers University, and a Licentiate of Technology Degree (Swedish intermediate Ph.D. degree) from Royal Institute of Technology. He holds eight patents.

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Peter Marcotullio

VP, Commercial R&D
SRI International

SRI International is a Silicon Valley-based independent research institute. At SRI, Peter directs commercial sector business development focusing on strategic, long-term partnerships with Global 2000 companies and emerging startups. His role includes market analysis and outreach, intellectual property, commercialization, and business strategy to transition SRI’s large technology portfolio from lab-to-market to maximize both value and societal impact.

Peter’s prior management experience includes corporate venture capital, corporate development, and product management with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Olin Corporation. Peter has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and executive programs from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University.

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Rei Gofer

Co-Founder/CSO
Tomorrow.io

Rei Goffer is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Tomorrow.io. Prior to ClimaCell Rei served in the Israeli Air Force for 10 years as a combat aviator and senior program manager in the department of R&D. Rei holds a BA in Economics from the University of Ben Gurion, and MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Rimas Kapeskas

Operating Partner
Cambridge Capital

Rimas is an operating partner at Cambridge Capital, specializing in transportation and logistics technology solutions that streamline and enhance supply chains. Previously Rimas was VP of Strategy at UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Managing Director of the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, investing in early to mid-stage startup companies strategically relevant to UPS. Previous roles at UPS included directing UR&D efforts for launching new business units, diversified service offerings, and new support technologies.

Rimas received an MBA from The Goizueta Business School of Emory University and a B.S.from the University of Connecticut. He has completed executive education programs at Stanford Law School – Directors College and at the Venture Capital Institute where he is now on the faculty. Rimas served as director or observer at several portfolio companies during his time at UPS, is on the Corporate Venture Advisory Board of the NVCA. He is also active as board director on non-profits.

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Rob Massoudi

Founder/CEO
Nu Axiom

Prior to founding Nu Axiom this summer, Rob was Group SVP and Global Head of Digital Transformation at ABB. At ABB, Rob lead a team responsible for acceleration of the digital adoption with customers, ABB’s digital businesses, and incubation of strategic group-wide digital businesses. ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, servicing customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. The company operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

Rob joined ABB from SpaceTime Insight (acquired by Nokia in 2018) where he served as the Corporate Development Officer and MD for APAC. SpaceTime Insight was a Silicon Valley IoT and Machine Learning startup based providing predictive monitoring and optimization solutions for Asset Intensive Industries.

With over 30 years in information technology (hardware, systems, enterprise software, networking

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Scott Williams

Program Director, Space
SRI

Dr. Scott D. Williams has expertise in a broad range of space systems including satellite design; mission operations planning; space particle sources; multi-satellite constellations; and space-based sensors. Scott joined SRI in 2005 to manage pico and cube satellite missions. In 2011, he was named SRI’s Director of the Space Technology Integration Program, which focused on innovation in space systems.

Before joining SRI, Scott held research roles at leading space technology organizations. He was a senior research engineer at Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford; a project manager for NASA Gravitational Reference Sensor technology development; a manager and co-investigator for NASA Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Instrument Operations Center and GLAST instrument technology development; and a research engineer at Lockheed (LMSC). Scott has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in ocean engineering from MIT. His Ph.D. in aeronautics is from Stanford.

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Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director
Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies
IDC

Shawn has been quoted in numerous articles and reports, including both The Economist and Forbes. He is a business practitioner, digital transformation (DX) thought leader, researcher, and public speaker with extensive global business and technology experiences. As a Lean Sigma certified Black Belt practitioner, he’s led enterprise change management initiatives at Dow 30 and Fortune 1000 companies across industry verticals including clinical research, life sciences, medical device, manufacturing, and multi-modal transportation sectors.

Shawn’s research coverage is centered on digital economies and societies; how companies are developing and leveraging new business, technology, and operating models for the benefit of businesses, markets, and customers that include sustainable business performance, growth, and profitability. Mr. Fitzgerald’s research also includes helping companies realize competitively differentiated digital visions and strategies through transformative leadership, r

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Tim M. Crawford

CIO Strategy Advisor
AVOA

Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the topmost influential CIOs. Tim is a transformational CIO with broad experience that takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology. Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT leadership roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics, and National Semiconductor. Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know podcast.

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Toby Lewis

CEO
Novum Insights

Toby Lewis, frontier technology market monitoring company Novum Insights’ founder and CEO, is a repeat entrepreneur, and well-known analyst in the fields of blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, fintech, and venture capital. Novum Insights has a sophisticated analytics tool that can help identify the fastest growing crypto projects and other signals linked to decentralized finance.

Toby was one of the co-founders of venture capital analyst company Global Corporate Venturing, where he led both the analytics team and its editorial efforts. Lewis has written regularly for the Wall Street Journal. Toby has spoken at numerous international technology conferences including Blockchain for Humanity, which took place during the World Economic Forum, Global Technology Symposium, South Summit, White Bull, Tech Tour, and Global Corporate Venturing.

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Dr. Yaron Brook

Managing Director
BHZ Capital Management
Chairman, Ayn Rand Institute

Yaron Brook is a co-founder and Managing Partner of BHZ Capital Management LP, a hedge fund focused on the consolidation trend in American banking. Brook has been involved in managing funds in this space since 1998. Brook is also one of the founders of Ingenuism (Ingenuism.com), a project dedicated to understanding and capitalizing on the prerequisites of human progress.

Brook is Chairman of the Board of The Ayn Rand Institute, a 501(c) (3) non-profit. He is the host of the Yaron Brook Show, a best-selling author, and an internationally sought speaker focusing on the value of business and the morality of capitalism.

Brook was born and raised in Israel, served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence, and earned a BSc in Civil Engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Brook moved to the United States, received his MBA and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, and was a Finance Professor at Santa Clara University from 1993-2000.

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Dr. Yossi Feinberg

Professor
Stanford GSB

Yossi Feinberg received his PhD in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. His thesis studied how differing prior beliefs of decision makers can be expressed by their disagreement on current (posterior) events. After completing his dissertation under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Robert J. Aumann, Yossi began teaching economics at Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Yossi joined Stanford GSB in 1998. His teaching interests include Economics of Organization, Strategy, Information Markets, Game Theory, and Applied Decision Making. In 2003 he received the MBA distinguished teaching award.

Yossi has been consulting in a wide range of industries including hi-tech, media and healthcare as well as giving invited talks on topics such as pricing, in-house vs. outsourcing, allocating decision power in organizations and strategic interactions. He is the faculty director of Stanford Ignite, a global innovation program running on the Stanford Campus.

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