BIF2016 Storytellers (So Far)
Distinguished Research Scientist
There was a time when Whitney Johnson was an Institutional Investor-ranked equity research analyst for eight consecutive years, and rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker. Despite the allure of being so highly regarded in the world of Wall Street, Whitney is perhaps best known for her work...
The Good Life Alliance, PBC
Chief Marketing Officer
In 2011, ten years after Pandora originated, the company created the position of Chief Marketing Officer a role filled by Simon Fleming-Wood. As Pandora’s first ever CMO Simon assumes responsiblity for overseeing the marketing, business development, and communication functions, as well as...
Author, Executive Coach, and Consultant
Naam Life Coaching/ConsultingKelley Black intertwines her work as a strategic trusted advisor, change management consultant, and executive coach with her practices as a level 1-3 Naam Yoga Teacher and Harmonyum Healing Practitioner. This unlikely combination of practices help her to create and deliver the message of...
Charter Member and Head of Innovation and Engagement
Sanofi Pasteur & Quality Change Agents Worldwide LLC
VP, General Manager Intel Global Brand Management & Reputation
Penny Baldwin is a Vice President in the Global Marketing and Communications Group and General Manager of Brand, Reputation and Partner Marketing at Intel Corporation.
In this role, Baldwin is responsible for managing all facets of Intel’s global brand strategy. This includes...
Founder & Chief Design Officer
Matt Cottam is an Advanced Life Support Paramedic and served on the United States’ federal disaster medical team and National Ski Patrol. He is also an Ocean Yachtmaster (RYA) and Rescue Diver (PADI), but that’s just what he does in his spare time. Matt is co-founder and Chief Design Officer at Tellart
Founder and Director
Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D. is one of “12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and how we will all live, work and play tomorrow” according to the Wall Street Journal. As Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab his research provides insights on how demographic change, technology, social trends and consumer behavior will converge to drive future innovations in business and government.
The New Yorker Magazine
Liza Donnelly is a writer and award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years. She wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times about the Charlie Hebdo killings in France, and is a columnist and cartoonist for Forbes.com, specializing in politics and women’s rights.
Senior Vice President
Dave Gray is the Founder of XPLANE, the visual thinking company, and a Partner in the Dachis Group, a social business consultancy. Dave’s time is spent researching, sketching and writing on innovation, design, systems thinking, and creativity in business, as well as speaking, coaching and delivering workshops to educators, corporate clients and the public. He is also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of Visual Thinkers.
Deloitte Center for The Edge
John Hagel III has nearly 30 years’ experience as a management consultant, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, and has helped companies improve their performance by effectively applying information technology to reshape business strategies.
John currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge, which conducts original research and develops substantive points of view regarding promising emerging business opportunities.
Olin College of Engineering
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Brookings InstitutionDr. Patel is a practicing primary care internist at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She has served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House and played a critical role in policy development and evaluation of policy initiatives connected to health reform, financial regulatory reform, and economic recovery issues.
Songwriter, Musician, Innovator
Darden Smith is an Austin-based singer-songwriter whose thirty-year career redefines what it means to be a musician. In addition to fourteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship, and in service to others. He is the founder and creative director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers.
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