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LINDA MCMAHON BILLIONAIRE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE U.S. SBA JUDITH GLASER AUTHOR OF CONVERSATIONAL INTELLIGENCE BILL HOOGTERP AUTHOR OF YOUR PERFECT PRESENTATION Linda McMahon serves as the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As a member of President Trump’s cabinet, she advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses in America. She leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs have the support and tools they need to start, grow and succeed in business, specifically through access to capital and federal contracting opportunities; counseling and mentorship; and financial assistance following declared disasters. Judith E. Glaser is an organizational anthropologist. She is a consultant and executive coach and specialist on conversational intelligence. A bestselling business author, Glaser is an authority on We-Centric Leadership (, an approach focused on inclusion, and conversational intelligence. Through the application of neuroscience to business challenges, Glaser shows CEOs and their teams how to elevate levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation to positively impact the bottom line. Bill gave his first commencement speech while still in his 20s. As he built his career in the nonprofit and online world, he developed a niche: tips and tricks for teaching other people to become great speakers. This system evolved to become Own the Room. Before Own The Room, Bill co-founded CMI, the parent company of CafeMedia and CafeMom, and worked with Mountain Lakes International. He has done nonprofit work with Into the Streets, Do Something, and The LEAGUE, as well as America’s largest volunteer network, Points of Light/HandsOn Network. BERNIE BRENNER AUTHOR, CEO - ROLLICK OUTDOOR INC, CO-FOUNDER, CSO TRUECAR INC. In today’s fast-paced, tech driven environment, every company must take a position of either disrupting or being disrupted in an industry. Bernie Brenner has spent his career building companies to disrupt mature markets by leveraging partnerships with the Fortune 1000 to establish credibility and build scale into a business. His bestselling book, The Sumo Advantage, is based on proven methods for identifying, negotiating and managing hundreds of large scale strategic partnerships. DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT AUTHOR OF THE NEW RULES OF MARKETING & PR Our always-on, Web-driven world has new rules for competing and growing business. Advance planning is out – agile is IN! Those who embrace new ways will be far more successful than those who stay stuck and afraid to change. No one knows more about using the new Real-Time tools and strategies to spread ideas, influence minds and build business than David Meerman Scott. He’s a sales and marketing strategist who has spoken on all seven continents and in 40 countries to audiences of the most respected firms, organizations and associations. TAMSIN WOOLLEY-BARKER AUTHOR OF TEEMING Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker is an Evolutionary Biologist, Biological Innovation Consultant, and Professor at Arizona State University’s Biomimicry Center in the School of Life Sciences, and the author of the Amazon bestseller TEEMING: How Superorganisms Work to Build Infinite Wealth in a Finite World (and your company can too). TEEMING introduces simple, proven strategies that ancient societies like ants and honeybees have used for hundreds of millions of years to organize and make each generation more successful than the last, and shows how to leverage these strategies within our own organizations. AVI GOLDFARB AUTHOR OF PREDICTION MACHINES Avi Goldfarb is the Ellison Professor of Marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and coauthor of the forthcoming book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence. He is Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research on the economics of technology has been discussed in White House reports, Congressional testimony, European Commission documents, the Economist, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, CBC Radio.