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Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, and Former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox

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Michael (Mike) Steep is the executive director of Stanford Engineering School's Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities and the former senior vice president of global business operations at innovation mega-hub, PARC Xerox. He draws on first-hand experience and anecdotes from time spent with the biggest names in Silicon Valley to instruct audiences on how to get ahead of disruptive innovation. Viewing new technology as opportunity, Mike highlights the importance of allowing innovation to trump company culture and legacies—and not the other way around.

Record-Breaking Explorer & Repeat TED Speaker

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Polar explorer, TED speaker, and record-breaking long-distance skier Ben Saunders fuses the spirit of adventure with impressive technical ingenuity. He has five North Pole expeditions under his belt and is best known for leading one of the most ambitious expeditions in a century. Humble and self-effacing, he is an explorer of limits and his message is one of inspiration, empowerment, and boundless potential. He explores the dichotomy between ideas and action and urges audiences to consider carefully how to spend the “tiny amount of time we each have on this planet.”

CEO of The Goal Acceleration Institute & NY Times Best-Selling Author – The Age of Speed

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Olympic skier, best-selling author and CEO of The Goal Acceleration Institute, Vince Poscente masters life in the fast lane with electrifying energy and entertaining style. Vince uses his signature wit and wisdom in telling his unforgettable story as a recreational skier turned Olympian in just four years. Vince teaches teams to sell more, lead better and produce more, and will help companies move past obstacles to achieve success.

Manager of Global Trends & Futuring, Ford Motor Company

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Sheryl Connelly, the manager of global trends and futuring at Ford Motor Company, is a leading global consumer trends expert, futurist, and a keynote speaker. In her role as the in-house futurist at Ford for over a decade, she tracks consumer trends and collaborates with people throughout the Ford system to see how that information may impact future products. Imagine being able to look into a crystal ball and predict the future. Metaphorically speaking, that’s what Sheryl does on a daily basis in her role at Ford. But instead of a soothsayer’s ball, she relies on an ever-expanding repertoire of knowledge, a keen ability to research and analyze information, and a natural gift for communicating with others. In her compelling talks, Sheryl reveals her secrets for how to think like a futurist, providing audiences with the expertise and strategies necessary for effectively anticipating change and managing uncertainty. She delivers the insights necessary for business leaders and organizations across industry sectors to thrive, innovate, and remain relevant in the new age of constant innovation and disruption.

World Champion Adventure Racer & San Diego Firefighter

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In her 15-year career as a professional adventure racer, Robyn Benincasa has competed in close to 40 expedition-length events, biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed Himalayan giants in Nepal, trekked across lava fields in Fiji, rafted rapids in Chile, and racked up multiple world championship titles along the way. In her spare time, Robyn, is a full-time firefighter in San Diego, on the nation's first all-female crew, and has been revered as one of “California’s Fittest Women”.

Founder and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

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An author of seventeen books on the economic and societal impact of scientific and technological changes, Jeremy Rifkin discusses the future of the workplace and outlines strategies for surviving an automated global economy.

First North American Woman to Summit Mount Everest

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Wood is the first North American Woman to reach the top of Mt. Everest. She is also a mentor and guide, who has led many people up to the summit of the world's largest mountain. Since climbing Mount Everest, Sharon has addressed hundreds of groups worldwide as a keynote speaker. Her presentation is a compelling, true story about beating the odds.

Author, Journalist, & Activist

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Fatima Bhutto, born and raised in Pakistan, is an acclaimed poet, writer, columnist, and journalist. With a steep family history in politics, she is also a renowned activist and has undertaken work for women’s rights and humanitarian issues, as well as broader world politics.
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