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Founder, Former CEO, and Board Co-Chair of Room to Read

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John Wood is the founder and board chair of Room to Read. He started Room to Read after a fast-paced and distinguished career with Microsoft from 1991 to 1999. John continues to bring Room to Read a vision for a scalable solution to developing global educational problems with an intense focus on results and an ability to attract a world-class group of employees, volunteers, and funders. Today, John focuses full-time on long-term strategy, capital acquisition, public speaking, and media opportunities for the organization. John also teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and New York University’s Stern School of Business and serves on the Advisory Board of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Author, The End of Cheap China

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Shaun Rein is the author of the best-selling book The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends That Will Disrupt the World and the managing director of the China Market Research Group. He is one of the preeminent thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. Millions read his regular column in Bloomberg Businessweek. In an engaging and informative presentation, he details the cultural and economic trends that affect doing business in China, the U.S.-China relationship, and the opportunities arising in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Beijing Bureau Chief, The Economist

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Currently, David has taken over as Beijing Bureau Chief for The Economist. David was the Washington bureau chief and "Lexington" columnist of The Economist from 2012 to 2018. Before that he was UK political editor and "Bagehot" columnist of The Economist and before that he was EU correspondent and "Charlemagne" columnist of The Economist. No other journalist at the magazine has written all three of those columns. The postings have given David a front-row seat as economic woes and populist political forces have upended the global world order that some had thought was settled. Over the years David has interviewed heads of state, heads of government, cabinet secretaries, and countless elected politicians and newsmakers, and reported from more than 50 countries.

Former Lead Solo Pilot of the US Navy's Blue Angels & Performance Expert

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John Foley creates an experience that transcends the traditional keynote. He has been recognized as one of the top ten most in demand speakers because of his high energy content and delivery. Using footage from inside the cockpit of the Blue Angels F-18 and behind the scenes documentary video, John creates an audio visual experience along with his deep knowledge of leadership and high performance.

Founder and CEO, Bit Discovery and CSS SentinelOne

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Jeremiah Grossman's career spans nearly 20 years and has lived a literal lifetime in computer security to become one of the industry's biggest names. He has received a number of industry awards, been publicly thanked by Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Facebook, and many others for his security research. Jeremiah has written hundreds of articles and white papers. As an industry veteran, he has been featured in hundreds of media outlets around the world. Jeremiah has been a guest speaker on six continents at hundreds of events including and many top universities. All of this was after Jeremiah served as an information security officer at Yahoo!

Leader of the 1st Singapore Everest Expedition

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David Lim led the first Singapore Mount Everest Expedition. He delivers unforgettable talks on leadership and bouncing back from setbacks, having battled a nerve disorder that left him partially disabled. Lim helps people believe they can be more than ordinary. He is on the adjunct faculty for INSEAD’s business school and the author of three books: Mountain to Climb, Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer, and How Leaders Lead: 71 Lessons in Leading Yourself and Others.
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Contemporary Pianist, Composer, and Author

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Kevin Asbjörnson is a composer, pianist, inspirational speaker, and author. He focuses on the areas of global leadership, creativity and innovation in the workplace, and coaching for performance and potential. With the idea that high-impact leaders have a lot in common with artists, he explores the artistry of leadership while demonstrating techniques through live piano performances. His presentations are fresh and entertaining, with solid content and messaging.

Best-Selling Author & CEO of Innovation Research Lab, Tomorrow

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Mike Walsh is the best-selling author of Futuretainment and is CEO of innovation research lab, Tomorrow, a leading authority on the digital future. Mike's expertise is explaining new patterns of consumer behaviour and disruptive technologies in emerging markets. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach—scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies. Constantly travelling the world for the best ideas, Mike spends more than 300 days a year on the road interviewing innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporate revolutionaries to provide his clients and audiences with a fresh and compelling vision of tomorrow’s opportunities. Mike's latest book, The Algorithmic Leader: How to be smart when machines are smarter than you, offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. Mike's other books include Futuretainment, published by Phaidon (winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York) and The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas.

CEO and Founder, Export Now

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Frank Lavin gives organizations the tools they need to succeed internationally and discusses the impact of geopolitics and regulation on international trade. He is the CEO and founder of Export Now, which helps companies sell online in China, and the chairman of Edelman Asia Pacific, where he works on regulatory and government relations issues. He previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Singapore and the under secretary for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he served as lead trade negotiator for China.

Winner of NBC's The Apprentice

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Personable and sincere speaker who brings the lessons he's learned through trial and error to life in each of his presentations.

INSEAD Economics Professor

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Ilian Mihov is the professor of economics at INSEAD Singapore and renowned for his expertise in monetary and fiscal policy and economic growth. Repeatedly named INSEAD’s best teacher, he is adept at explaining the current economic environment and what that means for businesses. Mihov is extensively published and frequently appears on networks like BBC and CNBC Asia. He discusses the rapid transformation of the world economy and the rise of emerging economies in Asia.

World-class Photojournalist and Academy Award Winner

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Dewitt Jones is one of America's top professional photographers who has earned himself a reputation as a world-class photojournalist. As a motion picture director, he had two films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty.