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700+ C-suite executives and other senior leaders attended virtually in 2021 with the following titles:
President & CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, CHRO, Chief People Officer, SVP & VP Operations, SVP Digital Business Services, VP Finance, VP Claims, VP Human Resources, AVP Marketing, VP Technology, AVP Business Intelligence, Director Marketing, Director & Manager Leadership Development and leaders from other departments at the director and manager level.

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Who Attended in 2021?

Top 3 Reasons To Attend
The World's Most Futuristic Leadership Summit Online

Reason #1: get futuristic leadership ideas, insights and practical how-to’s from the world's most respected business schools and organizations including Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, Stanford University, McKinsey & Company, and Gallup at a ridiculously affordable registration price (group rates also available). 

Reason #2: join 1,000+ C-Suite executives and other senior leaders online to solve the leadership crisis of our time. Most recent registrations included the following titles: President & CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, CHRO, Chief People Officer, SVP Operations, SVP Digital Business Services, VP Finance, VP Claims, VP Human Resources, AVP Marketing, VP Technology, AVP Business Intelligence, Director Marketing, Director & Manager Talent & Leadership Development and leaders from other departments at the director and manager level.

Reason #3: invest just 1 day to get a 10x return on your investment for the entire 2021. “Failing to plan is planning to fail” - Alan Lakein. So, get your virtual tickets today, let’s plan for a bright 2021.

Last but not least, just fyi, each organization is registering 10 or more leaders on average for this (virtual) futuristic leadership summit.

World-Renowned Futuristic Leadership Speakers


Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School 
Former Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic
Author of Discover Your True North

How World-Class Leaders Lead In a Crisis

Bill George is a senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of: Discover Your True North and The Discover Your True North Fieldbook, Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your True North, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis and True North Groups.

Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer, was chief executive officer from 1991-2001, and board chair from 1996-2002. Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. George has served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target Corporation, and the World Economic Forum USA. He recently concluded his term as a trustee of the Mayo Clinic, and has been board chair for Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and Advamed.  

In 2014, the Franklin Institute awarded him the Bower Award for Business Leadership. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012, and was named one of the "Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years" by PBS; "Executive of the Year-2001" by the Academy of Management; and "Director of the Year-2001-02" by the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2018, Bill was presented with the Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication by the Arthur W. Page Center. Mr. George is a CNBC Contributor and makes frequent appearances on television and radio.

He received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar, and honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Mayo Medical School, University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College and Bryant University. During 2002-03 he was professor at IMD International and Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland, and executive-in-residence at Yale School of Management.  
He and his wife Penny reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Head of Learning Experience Design
Stanford University

The Power of Design Thinking for Executives

Kathryn Segovia is the Head of Learning Experience Design at the at Stanford University. 

She also brings a wealth of industry experience, having worked on fast-paced internal, external, strategic and retail design challenges. Her past clients include Steelcase and VF Corporation.

Kathryn brings a keen awareness and understanding of the unique challenges faced by internal design teams as well as those faced by intact teams working to apply design thinking. 

Kathryn enjoys helping people whittle down the layers of their work lives to reveal who they really are while supporting them through moments of doubt and fear as they embark on their life-long process of leadership development. 

She holds a Ph.D. (2012), Master’s degree (2010) and B.A. (2007) in Communication as well as a Master’s degree in Psychology (2007) — all from Stanford University.

Co-Founder and CEO of Soul Machines
Director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies,
Auckland Bioengineering Institute 

Creating Virtual Humans: The Future of AI

Double Academy Award winner Dr. Mark Sagar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Soul Machines and director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

Mark and his team are bringing technology to life, pioneering the creation of autonomously animated virtual humans with virtual brains and nervous systems, capable of highly expressive face to face interaction and real-time learning and emotional response, to create the next generation of human interaction with artificial intelligence.

Mark has a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Auckland, and was a post-doctoral fellow at M.I.T. 

He previously worked as the Special Projects Supervisor at Weta Digital and Sony Pictures Imageworks and developed technology for digital characters in blockbusters including Avatar, King Kong, and Spiderman 2. His pioneering work in computer-generated faces was recognized with two consecutive Scientific and Engineering Oscars in 2010 and 2011.

Mark was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2019.

Futurist & Author of Reinventing Jobs
Global Leader of Transformation at Mercer

Leading In The New World of Work

Ravin Jesuthasan is a recognized futurist, global thought leader and author on the future of work and human capital. He has led multiple research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence and the transformation of work.

Ravin is the Global leader of Willis Towers Watson’s Talent and Rewards portfolio of data, software and advisory assets and Managing Director of the firm based in the Chicago office.

He has led numerous research projects for the World Economic Forum including its ground-breaking studies; Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Society, Creating a Shared Vision for Talent in the 4th Industrial Revolution and HR 4.0: Shaping People Strategies in the 4th Industrial Revolution. He is a regular participant and presenter at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos and Dalian/Tianjin and is a member of the forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment.

He has been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine, one of the top 8 future of work influencers by Tech News, one of the top 100 HR influencers by HR Executive and was named to the Thinkers 50 Radar Class of 2020.

Ravin is the author of Transformative HR, Lead The Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment and Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach to Applying Automation to Work. Transformative HR and Reinventing Jobs were winners of the Axiom silver and gold awards for business book of the year in 2012 and 2018 respectively.

He has authored over 100 articles including 12 for the Harvard Business Review and his article in the HR People and Strategy Journal entitled Performance Management as a Business Discipline received the Walker Award for the most original and valuable contribution to the HR profession. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes Magazine.

Ravin is a frequent guest lecturer at universities around the world including Oxford University, Northwestern University and the University of Southern California.

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Author of Influencing Virtual Teams
Director of Program Management Office (PMO),
Cisco Systems

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Hassan Osman is a Program Management Office (PMO) Director at Cisco Systems* where he leads global virtual teams on delivering large and complex programs.

He is the author of several Amazon Bestselling books, including “Influencing Virtual Teams” and “Don’t Reply All.”

Before joining Cisco, Hassan was a manager at EY, where he analyzed failing programs at Fortune 100 companies and recommended strategic plans to fix them.

He is a certified PMP, CSM, and ITIL, and blogs about managing remote teams on

*Views are his own and not those of Cisco

Author of It's The Manager
Chief Scientist of Workplace Management, Gallup 

Moving From Boss To Coach

Jim Harter, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist for Gallup's workplace management and wellbeing practices. 

He is coauthor of the No. 1 Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller, It’s the Manager, released in 2019. He is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, an exploration of the 12 crucial elements for creating and harnessing employee engagement. 

Dr. Harter's book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not. His research is featured in First, Break All the Rules, and he contributed the foreword to Gallup's updated edition of this groundbreaking bestseller.

Dr. Harter is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationships between work-unit employee engagement and business results. Updated periodically, this study currently covers 82,000 business units and includes 1.8 million employees in 230 organizations, across 49 industries and in 73 countries. His work has appeared in many publications, including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Time Magazine, and in academic articles and book chapters.

Dr. Harter received his doctorate in psychological and cultural studies in quantitative and qualitative methods from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

Executive Director
CAMS, Cybersecurity 
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Building a Culture of Cybersecurity

Dr. Keri Pearlson is the Executive Director of the research group Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS)

Dr. Pearlson has held positions in academia and industry including Babson College, UTexas-Austin, Gartner’s Research Board, CSC, Hughes Aircraft Company, and AT&T. Her research studies topics at the intersection of MIS, business strategy and organizational design. 

Her current research projects focus on how organizations build a culture of cybersecurity, how to manage the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of AI/ML systems and how organizations build trust to share mitigations for cyber breaches. 

She’s the lead author of the popular MIT textbook: Managing and Using Information: A Strategic Approach (7th edition published Jan.2020) and co-author of Zero Time: Providing Instant Customer Value. 

She has written dozens of papers and case studies, many of which included ground-breaking work which has influenced how managers and leaders think about, and manage, information

Dr. Pearlson holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in MIS from Harvard Business School and a Masters (MS) in Industrial Engineering and Bachelors (BS) in Mathematics from Stanford.

Author of Intelligent Automation
Former Head of AI, Automation and Digital Innovation,
McKinsey & Company 

Master the Art of Intelligent Automation
to Improve Your Bottom Line

Pascal Bornet is an industry veteran and a recognized global expert in intelligent automation. He is passionate about the capacity of artificial intelligence and automation to make our society more human. 

Bornet is a senior executive with 20+ years of experience leading digital business transformations and creations. Over the last 10 years, he has founded and led the “Intelligent Automation” practices, first for EY and then for McKinsey & Company

These lines of business aimed at delivering high impact to corporate clients across industries through innovation, Research, strategic investments, and cutting-edge technology developments. 

In these contexts, he has successfully led hundreds of intelligent automation transformations at scale across industries and functions. Besides, he has created and managed a proven track record of distinctive, innovative solutions, technologies, and IP portfolios. 

Pascal is a recognized author, thought leader, lecturer, and speaker on artificial intelligence, automation, and the future of work. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and Senior Advisor for the Institute of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (IRPAAI).

He is also an influencer on the same topics, elected Top Voice in Technology 2019; he has more than 300,000 followers on LinkedIn and Tweeter.

Pascal holds an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles, an MBA from the National University of Singapore, a Master of Science in Management from EM-Lyon/Saint-Etienne, as well as several certifications in Data Science and Finance (US CPA).

Associate Partner,
McKinsey & Company

Reimagining the Post-Pandemic Workforce:
Common Pitfalls Leaders Should Avoid

Andrea Alexander is an Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Houston Office and a leader in the Organization practice. She specializes in transforming large institutions to deliver lasting performance improvements in our ever changing world. She has significant expertise in org. design, culture, leadership team effectiveness, capability building, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, change management and communications. Ultimately, she enjoys helping individuals, teams and organizations accomplish what they never thought possible. 

Andrea is leading McKinsey & Company’s thinking on Reimagining the Workforce (with a specific focus on hybrid-virtual models). She is counseling senior leaders as they rethink the way their workforce interacts and engages as a result of the trends that have been accelerated due to the pandemic. She has served clients in various industries, including Oil & Gas, Pharma/ Med Device, Telecom, and Tech. 

Andrea earned a Bachelor’s degree in strategic management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She also has an MBA from Harvard Business School.  

Andrea enjoys a hectic life as a mother of 3 young girls and always reminds her husband that he is lucky to be surrounded by fun, strong willed women. She enjoys running marathons in her very limited free time. 

Vice President,
Cognizant Center for the Future of Work
Lead Analyst,
Cognizant's Jobs of the Future Index (2020)

After The Virus:
Preparing For The New Future of Work

Robert Hoyle Brown is a Vice President in Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Since joining Cognizant in 2014, and has specialized on the topics of robotics, automation and augmented reality and their impact on business processes. He has worked extensively with the Cognizant Digital Operations Practice as head of market strategy, and also with Cognizant’s Accelerator leadership to drive the development of its intelligent automation strategy, messaging and go-to-market outreach.

He was the lead author on the Center for the Future of Work whitepapers “21 HR Jobs of the Future: Getting – and Staying – Employed in HR by Helping Employees Find the Future of Work” (2020), “The REAL Reality of Augmented Reality” (2019) and “Every Move You Make: The Future of Privacy in the Age of the Algorithm” (2018). He is also lead analyst for Cognizant’s Jobs of the Future Index (2020). As a co-author, he helped produce “After the Virus” (2020) as well as “Making Room: Reflections on Diversity & Inclusion in the Future of Work” (2018). He is also a frequent blogger at 

Prior to joining Cognizant, Robert served as a Managing Vice President of Research at Gartner, Inc. both in the US and London. In addition to his career as a strategist and research analyst, his work experience has included positions at Hewlett-Packard as well as the British House of Commons.  

Robert is a fellow at the Fisher Center for Business Analytics at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Through Berkeley, is a member of the advisory board for the Alliance for Inclusion in AI, to support the inclusion of more women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of analytics and AI. He also sits on the board of directors for Big Skills, Tiny Homes, a nonprofit tiny homes vocational initiative in local high schools. In 2018, Robert was an Action Forum participant at the Aspen Institute. 

His work has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, Axios, The London Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Daily Telegraph. 
He holds a BA in History from UC Berkeley and, prior to his graduation, attended the London School of Economics as a Hansard Scholar. He resides in Marin County, California. 

Vice President,
Talent & Transformation,

The Future of HR in Re-skilling, Trust and Automation

Andi Britt leads IBM’s European Talent & Transformation practice, providing human capital management, HR and recruitment Outsourcing and organizational change management advisory services for clients. 

Andi specialises in HR & Learning, and Enterprise transformation and has worked with IBM’s largest global clients in public and private sectors on HR Outsourcing, Cloud SaaS, ERP and enterprise wide change management engagements. He is a thought leader on AI, Automation and Digital HR and how organisations can transform their Talent practices with Cognitive, Cloud, Robotics and Mobile solutions.

He is a regular speaker and presenter on IBM’s Research on AI, HR Reinvention, Culture Change, Change Management and Employee Engagement.

Having started his career at PwC, Andi is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and was featured in the Financial Times inaugural ‘Power Part Time’ list in 2012. Outside work he runs a Foodbank and Youth Employment charity in South London.

Author of The Invisible Brand (McGraw-Hill) 

The Future of Marketing is Voice

William Ammerman won the 2019 Marketing & Sales Book of the Year for his new book, The Invisible Brand (McGraw-Hill), which explores marketing in the age of artificial intelligence

With over 20 years of experience in digital marketing and advertising, he advises CEOs and corporate boards on AI technology including machine learning and natural language processing. 

As a public speaker he regularly keynotes major industry events and is a popular guest lecturer for universities including UNC-Chapel Hill, Auburn, Michigan State, and Long Island University. 

Formerly, he was Tribune Broadcasting’s Vice President of Programmatic and Data-Driven Revenue and held senior marketing and advertising positions with Hearst Television and Capitol Broadcasting. 

He holds a master’s from UNC’s School of Media & Journalism and earned an executive certificate in artificial intelligence at MIT. 

MD Global Life Sciences & Industrials, ISTARI
Former Head of IT and Digital Transformation,
Bayer Pharma

The Ultimate Digital Transformation Blueprint
for IT Executives

Abel Archundia-Pineda is the Managing Director of Global Life Sciences & Industrials at ISTARI. Before joining ISTARI, he was the head of IT and Digital Transformation for Bayer Pharma, and member of Bayer Group IT Board. Before joining Bayer, Abel was Global CIO, Sandoz Division (Generics, 2012-) as well as head of IT for Novartis Technical Operations (~85 plants) looking after manufacturing, supply chain and quality (2015-) and member of the Novartis IT and Business Services Board. 

Past positions include Cemex (CIO Europe-Asia from Madrid), Dell (General Manager, Mexico, and Supply Chain, Latin America) and Boston Consulting Group (Principal, Monterrey and Dallas offices). He holds a degree in electronics engineering from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA and Public Management degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Abel is married and has two children, young men who keep him on his toes. He enjoys sports like competitive rowing and swimming, loves the outdoors and is a lousy golfer.


Senior Vice President, Global Talent
Sun Life Financial, Inc. 

How To Build A Flexible Workforce

Emily Schur is Senior Vice President, Global Talent, for Sun Life Financial, Inc. She is responsible for directing the global strategy in organizational design, talent management, workforce analytics, talent sourcing, leadership & employee development and diversity and inclusion.

Previously, Emily was Vice President, Human Resources, for Sun Life Financial, U.S., where she oversaw the operations of the U.S. Human Resources division, including talent management, recruitment, employee relations, benefits, training, and compensation. 

Prior to Sun Life, Emily was Vice President of Human Resources for Travelers Companies, Inc.

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. She is Chair of the Simmons School of Business Advisory Council and a member of the Boston Club, an executive women’s professional network.

Author of Leadership Lessons from Silicon Valley
Retained as Microsoft's workplace effectiveness spokesperson

Leadership Lessons from Silicon Valley: What Google and Others Learned About Leading Stellar WFH Teams

Rebecca L. Morgan, CSP, CMC, CVP*, is an international speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in helping managers create stellar teams — even WFH (Work From Home) or blended teams. 

She's appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and USA Today as well as international media such as the Straits Times, Brunei Times, and the Malaysian Star. 

A decades-long Silicon Valley resident with a multitude of innovative clients, she’s studied the best practices of companies who’ve created, survived and/or thrived with disruption. 

Her clients include Apple, Airbnb, Adobe, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Stanford, Applied Materials, IBM, Sony, Seagate Technology, SunDisk, Varian, LSI Logic, Plantronics, Singapore Airlines, ING, Wells Fargo Bank, New York Life, Hyatt Hotels, Lockheed Martin, Amgen, and many others worldwide.
Rebecca is the bestselling author of 28 books, including Leadership Lessons from Silicon Valley: How to Survive and Thrive in Disruptive Times and Grow Your Key Talent: Thought-Provoking Essays for Business Owners, Executives and Managers on Developing Star Staff.

Her customized presentations are thought provoking, highly interactive, and full of immediately usable ideas. She knows what works. Since 1980 she's transformed executives, managers, salespeople and customer support staff into much more effective workplace contributors.

* CSP = Certified Speaking Professional
CMC = Certified Management Consultant
CVP = Certified Virtual Presenter
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Is there a recording pass?

Yes, there is.
If your schedule won't allow you to attend the virtual summit on Feb. 11, 2021, you can get the recording pass.
Also, we're seeing companies buying the recording pass for their global teams in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and India. 
Lastly, we've also seen executives buying the recording pass for their extended team along with virtual tickets.
If you have any questions, please email Cherry White, our event director at , thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there any group discount?

Yes, there is. Pick between the two discounted ticket packages: 3-6 tickets package OR 7 or more tickets package to get massive discount per ticket. 

Can I buy group tickets if I don't have all the attendee details at the time of registration?

Yes, you can. You can buy group tickets right away to secure the discounted rate and update attendee details later on.

Can I change delegate names after I purchase my ticket(s)?

Yes, you can. If you have any trouble doing that at all, just email Cherry at

Can I get the recording of all virtual sessions?

Yes, you can add the recordings to your online registration for some of your leaders who can't attend the virtual summit live.

I have other questions or a larger group to register, who can I reach out to?

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