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Thought Leader Summit 2021
Workforce Global Evolution

Topic Summary: Factors driving change in the workplace including technology, workplace environment, employee satisfaction, and employee wellness. 

    Panelists: 

    • Bob Daugherty, former Dean of the Forbes School of Business & Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus and Professor of Strategy and Finance 
    • Monique Cook, Vice President of Human Resources at the University of Arizona Global Campus 

    Moderator: 

    • Dr. Margie Warrell, CEO of Global Courage and bestselling author 
    Thought Leader Summit 2021
    Paradigm Shift in the Workplace

    Topic Summary: Exponential organizations driven by big data and generational evolution, an unleashed workforce powered by mobility, freelancing, gamification, and automation, the necessity for life-long reinvention as people are working longer, and continuing challenges managing the technology, talent, and transformation. 

     Panelists: 

    • Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and decorated combat pilot 
    • Samantha Ettus, founder and CEO of Park Place Payments, best-selling author, and frequent media personality 

    Moderator:  

    • John Tamny, editor of RealClearMarkets and Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks 
    Thought Leader Summit 2021
    Re-equipping and Re-tooling talent for the future

    Topic Summary: The shift in the global workforce, associated challenges, and how companies can manage their reactions to these changes to promote long-term success 

    Panelists: 

    • Dr. Dennis Baltzley, global head of leadership, development, and senior partner with Korn Ferry 
    • Larry Burke, Executive Editor for the Society for Human Resource Management 
    • Darryl Hawkins, Vice President of Operations for Comcast/NBC Universal 
    • Linda Reid, Head of security, global intelligence, and threat analysis for Walt Disney World 

    Moderator:  

    • Rich Karlgaard, successful journalist, former publisher of Forbes magazine and frequent commentator on popular business television shows 

     

    Thought Leader Summit 2021
    Digital Revolutions Impact on the Workforce

    Topic Summary: How emerging market trends, accelerated rates of digital revolution, and COVID-induced digital changes are re-shaping the workforce and how companies and industries must respond to those changes in order to remain competitive.

    Panelists: 

    • Dr. Tamar Elkeles, Chief Human Resources Officer at XCOM 
    • Jayne Johnson, Vice President of Enterprise Learning & Development at Alkermes, a global biopharmaceutical company 
    • Dr. Olin Oedekoven, co-founder, President, and CEO of Peregrine Leadership Institute and Peregrine Academic Services 

    Moderator:  

    • Rich Karlgaard, successful journalist, former publisher of Forbes magazine and frequent commentator on popular business television shows. 
    Thought Leader Summit 2021
    An Evolution of Socioeconomic and Political Change

    Topic Summary: How digitally enabled productivity gains have accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how heightened awareness of social justice and equity will influence diversity and inclusion priorities in organizations moving forward 

    Panelists: 

    • Ken Bouyer, Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting for Ernst & Young 
    • Jeffrey Hayzlett, global business celebrity, television host, and Chairman of the C-Suite Network 
    • Kristi Piehl, Emmy Award-winning television news reporter and CEO of Media Minefield 
    • Moderator:  
    • Dr. Maja Zelihic, Dean of the Forbes School of Business & Technology. 
    Thought Leader Summit 2021
    Reimagining Education through the Creation of a Job Ready Workforce

    Topic Summary: How we can use innovation to change the way that we educate students and prepare them for meaningful and fulfilling careers in an ever-changing workplace 
    Panelists: 

    • Dr. Helen Williams, Dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University  
    • Dr. Joe Carella, Assistant Dean, Eller Executive Education, at the University of Arizona 
    • Todd Deal, Senior Faculty and Director of the Higher Education practice in the Societal Advancement group at the Center for Creative Leadership 
    • Dr. Oleg Konovalov, author, business educator, consultant, and coach with over 25 years of experience operating businesses and consulting Fortune 500 companies 

    Moderator:  

    • Don Frey, lead faculty in accounting at the Forbes School of Business & Technology 
    Thought Leader Summit 2021
    Industry Specific Future of Work

    Topic Summary: Evolving workforce and expectations in a variety of industries.  

    Panelists: 

    • Tanya Blackshear, Area Manager for Network Transition at AT&T 
    • Dr. Cindy Gordon, author, business advisor, venture capitalist, and Founder and CEO of SalesChoice, a sales analytics platform 
    • Enrique Rubio, founder of Hacking HR, and a Top 100 HR global influencer 
    • Dr. Cindy Pace, Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer with Met Life

    Moderator:  

    • Dr. Jennie Walker, former lead faculty in business leadership at the Forbes School of Business & Technology and former Chair of the Center for Women’s Leadership. 

    2020 Forbes School of Business & Technology Thought Leader Summit - Steve Forbes

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    Thought Leader Summit 2020
    Education in the Age of Covid and Beyond

    Topic Summary: This esteemed panel of industry thought leaders will emphasize how we as a global society must adapt to be successful. 

    Panelists: 

    • Prof. Hellicy C. Ng’ambi, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Full Professor,Mulungushi University,
    • Dr. Olin O. Oedekoven, President & CEO Peregrine Leadership Institute
    • Dr. Jeanette Patterson, Executive Director Learning Services Colorado Adams County School District 14
    • Mark Mills, President  Digital Power Group
    • Aubrey Carruth, K-12 and Higher Education Instructor

    Moderator:  

    • Dr. Karen Ivy, Department Chair, Full Professor, Forbes School of Business &  Technology
    Thought Leader Summit 2020
    Sports- Understanding An Uncertain Business Model

    Topic Summary: The panel will provide their predictions and answers to understanding a changing and uncertain sports business model.

    Panelists: 

    • Randy Freer, Former CEO – HULU
    • Amy Brooks, Chief Innovation Officer – NBA
    • David Katz, Executive Vice President – Digital Fox Sports
    • Christopher Dempsey, Denver Nuggets Media/Altitude Television Sports Reporter And Analyst
    • Ed Desser, President  Desser Media, Inc. (“DMI”) Former Head of NBA Media and Sports Media Consultant
    • John Kosner, President  Kosner Media, Previous Executive VP Digital and Print Media for ESPN

    Moderator:  

    • Leanard Armato, Founder & CEO Management Plus Enterprises
    Thought Leader Summit 2020
    Personal Growth & Development

    Topic Summary: Employees at all levels across organizations will need to upskill to successfully manage and operate. 

    Panelists: 

    • Vernice  “Flygirl” Armour, Founder, Advisor, Inspirational Leadership Keynote Speaker and Author
    • Margie Worrell, Founder Global Courage
    • Dr. Steve Kerr, Author, Speaker, Consultant
    • Eddie Turner, LLC – Executive Leadership Coach

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Katie Thiry, Department Chair,  Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology
    Thought Leader Summit 2020
    Entrepreneurship & Wealth Management

    Topic Summary: This panel will enlighten innovative instincts in discussing the new wave of entrepreneurship and wealth management.

    Panelists: 

    • Michael Moe, Business Co-Founder, Investor, Entrepreneur and Author
    • Russ Alan Prince, Executive Director of the Family Office Association Research Institute
    • Carl Schramm, University Professor –  Syracuse University
    • John Tamny, Vice President  FreedomWorks, Editor, Senior Economic Advisor

    Moderator:

    • Bob Daugherty, Dean – Forbes School of Business & Technology
    Thought Leader Summit 2020
    Transformation Through Technology Panel Discussion

    Topic Summary: This panel of esteemed technologists will help you to anticipate your next move, and effectively plan for The Triple TTT: Transformation Through Technology.

    Panelists: 

    • Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO Zoom
    • Cindy Gordon, Founder and CEO of SalesChoice
    • Rich Karlgard, American Journalist, Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker
    • Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Founder and CEO, Human Future, Forbes Contributor

    Moderator:

    • Lisa Sims, Web Developer Internet Marketer, Educator, Entrepreneur, Author BlogTalkRadio Host
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