Day 2

Becky Frankiewicz

Becky is a global leader experienced in consumer and customer centered businesses. She has demonstrated business results in consumables and non consumables in both developed (US, CA) and emerging (AMEA) economies.. Becky is an effective people developer and is sought after as a manager, mentor and speaker. 

Elisabeth B. Reynolds

Elisabeth B. Reynolds works on issues related to systems of innovation, regional economic development and industrial competitiveness. She has focused in particular on the theory and practice of cluster development and regional innovation systems and advises several organizations in this area. Her current research focuses on the pathways that U.S. entrepreneurial firms take in scaling production-related technologies, as well as advanced manufacturing, including the globalization of the biomanufacturing industry.

Christopher White

Chris joined Bell Labs in 1997 after graduating with a Ph.D. in theoretical quantum chemistry from the University of California in Berkeley, California. His research interests include the development of computational models and methods for the simulation and control of interesting physical systems. This has included work in areas ranging from linear scaling quantum chemistry simulations, to the design of new optical devices, to the global control of transparent optical mesh networks and to understanding and facilitating the propagation of ideas in organizations.

Fred Goff

Fred Goff is a vocal advocate of worker empowerment and is the founder and CEO of Jobcase, Inc – the only social media platform dedicated to empowering America’s workforce.  Jobcase, an affiliate of MIT’s Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab, serves over 75 million registered members – 2 million of which visit the Jobcase network each day.   Jobcase’s core competency lies in machine learning based predictive modeling and high dimension optimization.  Jobcase evolved from a machine learning based hedge fund Fred co-founded and has grown solely on organic profits to now numbering 115

Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon is a macroeconomist with a particular interest in unemployment, inflation, and both the long-run and cyclical aspects of labor productivity. He is the author of a textbook in intermediate macroeconomics, now in its 12th edition, and has completed a new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, published by the Princeton University Press in January, 2016. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Barbara Dyer

Barbara Dyer is President & CEO of The Hitachi Foundation, a senior advisor in the formulation and implementation of Hitachi’s North American CSR strategy. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is Executive Director of the Good Companies Good Jobs Initiative.

Devin Cook

Devin Cook is the Executive Producer of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). Launched under Devin’s leadership at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, the IIC awards over $1 million to global technology-driven organizations that are reinventing the future of work and creating a more equitable economy in the digital age. Devin is a Fulbright Scholar, whose research explored entrepreneurship as a driver of economic development among textile artisans in India. She is a Jurist for the INDEX: Award, the world’s largest design prize.

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project.