Craig Wortmann is a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI) and Founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Sales Institute. In 2016, Craig was Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
Dana Coester is an associate professor at the WVU Reed College of Media and creative director for the College’s Media Innovation Center. Coester also serves as executive editor for the collaborative media outlet 100 Days in Appalachia. Coester’s work focuses on technology and community media with special interests in audience building and new economic models for sustaining journalism. Her research and creative work has included experiments in documentary storytelling using augmented reality and virtual reality, and she is currently producing a documentary on being Muslim in Appalachia and researching and reporting on white nationalism in the region. Coester earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Dana G. Hyde believes that strategy and change start and succeed with people: so working with executives and employees at all levels of the organization, and with implementation and the long-term horizon ever in mind, is fundamental to her approach. She is experienced and accomplished 'at the front' as a consultant, leader, and professor but she is particularly skilled at 'leading from behind': at helping leaders to capitalize on opportunities and challenges to build capacity in themselves, their teams, their organizations.
Daniella's true passion is helping others. As a counselor, she is fully committed to student success and engagement by providing supportive environments that foster emotional, mental and professional development. Daniella is also a critical thinker who loves to provide innovative solutions and develop strategic plans that will accomplish defined goals.
Danielle Poreh is a former PhD candidate in Mechanical Eng/Design at UC Berkeley and a medical device entrepreneur. She is bringing patient-centered solutions to drive meaningful healthcare system changes.
Danny is the CTO of Speek, a 500 Startups-funded company that lets users do conference calls with a simple link rather than using phone numbers and PINs. Danny founded his first company, Jaxara in the early 2000s (exited via acquisition), and co-founded Speek with John Bracken in 2012.
Dan Olsen is an entrepreneur, consultant, author, speaker, and expert in product management and Lean Startup. At Olsen Solutions, he works with CEOs and product leaders to help them build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of Product. Dan has worked with a range of businesses, from small, early-stage startups to large public companies, on a wide variety of web and mobile products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Microsoft, YouSendIt (now HighTail), Epocrates, Medallia, XING, Financial Engines, and One Medical Group. Prior to consulting, Dan worked at Intuit, where he led the Quicken product team to record sales and profit. He also led product management at social networking pioneer Friendster, and was the cofounder and CEO of YourVersion, a TechCrunch award-winning personalized news startup. Dan began his career designing nuclear-powered submarines. Dan earned a BS in electrical engineering from Northwestern and an MBA from Stanford. He also earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Virginia Tech, where he studied the Lean manufacturing principles that inspired Lean Startup. Dan wrote the bestseller The Lean Product Playbook, published by Wiley. He lives in Silicon Valley, where he hosts the monthly Lean Product & Lean UX Meetup. A frequent speaker at business and tech events, Dan enjoys sharing ideas and comparing notes with as many people as he can. He also gives public and private workshops.
Dave Shaw is a professor emeritus of finance at the Ivey Business School.
David Kelley is a founder of IDEO and the d.school at Stanford University. Together with his brother Tom Kelley, David wrote the book “Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All” in 2013. He has won the Sir Misha Black Medal for his “distinguished contribution to design education.” He has also won the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation, the Chrysler Design Award and National Design Award in Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineers.
David's academic research explores how companies can achieve competitive advantages through people. His consulting work helps companies to develop strategies to excel in their ever changing business environments and then align their internal organization and HR systems to execute those strategies.
David Dodson is a faculty member at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), and teaches Strategic Management 355 “Managing Growing Enterprises” and Strategic Management 543 “Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition”. Mr. Dodson is a graduate of Stanford University (Economics ’83, MBA ‘87), and a former case writer (1988).
David Miller is Founder and Executive Managing Director of CEVG. An engineer by training, he brings over twenty years of technology startup management experience and over fifteen years of seed stage investing experience. He has been on the board of directors or advisory board of several clean energy companies, including Next Step Living, MyEnergy, Azima DLI, and Cambrian Innovation and has mentored many others. He also has an appointment as Research Affiliate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
David Riemer is an Executive-in-Residence at the Berkeley Haas Business School. He is a former ad agency President and Internet marketing executive who now works with entrepreneurs, artists, and students to focus their ideas. In short, he helps them get their story straight. He created Box Out Industries to work with entrepreneurs and Spiral Staircase to collaborate with artists. David is a regular speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship, and storytelling throughout the Bay Area and internationally as well. David started his career as an Assistant Account Executive at J. Walter Thompson New York and eventually became President of JWT West. In 1998, he left advertising and brought his strategic and marketing leadership to two Internet start-ups – Quokka Sports and the FeedRoom. He later joined Yahoo! in 2002 as VP marketing. In various roles at Yahoo!, David led business-to-business and consumer marketing efforts across virtually all of Yahoo!’s products serving 500 million users globally. David holds an MBA from Columbia and BA from Brown University. He serves on the Board of the American Conservatory Theater and the Destiny Arts Center.
David Yang is an expert at leading cutting-edge digital transformation initiatives. He is passionate about enabling digital transformation in the public and private sector. He is currently a Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation at ITG (an ICF company) and has held leadership positions in industry organizations and the Federal Government, including the Library of Congress. David is an Executive-in-Residence at the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He serves on the Board of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Council (ATARC) and the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM). In 2020 David will be joining the Inc.Tank, as a co-host. The Inc.Tank is a podcast that features insights from the leaders in AI, Blockchain, Big Data, Synthetic Biology and Space Exploration and how these technologies will impact our world.
Dennis Hoffman is Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Programs at EMC. In this role, Mr. Hoffman is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s strategic planning process as well as leadership of select strategic programs.
Dennis L. Meadows is an American scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management, and former director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire. He is President of the Laboratory for Interactive Learning and widely known as a coauthor of The Limits to Growth.
We are a leading, densely international department offering innovative research and industry-led education in Vienna and Budapest. We have developed our master's, MBA and PhD programs to best prepare students – from young graduates to working senior executives – to thrive in today’s realities and prepare for tomorrow's leadership roles. Our research faculty have earned PhDs and worked at some of the best universities in the world. Our clinical faculty include industry veterans working for top institutions. Our graduates are in high demand from both the private and public sectors; many pursue successful academic careers later on.
Design Kit is IDEO.org's platform to learn human-centered design, a creative approach to solving the world's most difficult problems.
Donald E. Hatfield (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles) is an Associate Professor. His research has been published in the Journal of Industrial Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Journal of Product and Innovation Management, IEEE-Engineering Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and others. Dr. Hatfield has presented papers internationally for the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Southern Economic Association, and various universities’ seminar series. He has been active in the leadership of the Academy of Management, and Strategic Management Society. Dr. Hatfield has served as a reviewer for the Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Science, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management and the Annual Academy of Management–where he has been recognized as one of the top reviewers. Dr. Hatfield is currently on the Editorial Board of the Organization Science and has served on the editorial boards of both the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management.
Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management.
Dr. Doug Kaufman is the founder and CEO of Vertroos Health. Doug is also an experienced leader, entrepreneur, psychologist, prolific public speaker, angel investor, and most importantly, father to an amazing 16-year old.
EA Learning – formerly known as the Enterprise Architects Training Business – specialise in Architecture and Business Transformation training. We are passionate about equipping individuals with the knowledge, tools and capabilities to add tangible value to the businesses they work in. Specialising in architecture and business transformation we deliver tailored and integrated learning pathways to individual professionals, businesses and public sectors organisations. Our range of certification and applied learning courses give our attendees the credentials and toolkits to be successful in their careers.
Dr. de Bono is regarded by many as the leading authority in creative thinking and the teaching of thinking as a skill. His interest is in the use of thinking as an everyday necessity. Born in Malta, Dr. Edward de Bono received his initial education at St Edward’s College, Malta, and the Royal University of Malta, where he achieved a degree in medicine. Then as a Rhodes Scholar at Christchurch, Oxford, where he gained a degree in psychology and physiology and a D.Phil. in medicine. He holds a Phd from Cambridge, a DDes from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and a LLD from Dundee. He has had faculty appointments at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London and Harvard.
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in management. Skilled in Valuation, Due Diligence, Data Analysis, Business Strategy, and Strategy. Strong professional graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management.
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is Distinguished Professor of English and Co-director of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University. She teaches courses in the fields of early American literature, Atlantic theatre and performance, and transatlantic print culture. She is the author of New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849 (Duke University Press, 2014), which won the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History from the American Society for Theatre Research, andThe Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004), which won the Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication in the Humanities at Yale University. She is co-editor with Michael Drexler of The Haitian Revolution and the Early U.S.: Histories, Geographies, Textualities (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). She has published widely in journals on topics from aesthetics, to the novel and performance in the early Atlantic world, to Barbary pirates and zombies. She is the Co-director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College and the former the chair of the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association. She currently serves on the editorial boards of CA: Journal of Cultural Analytics and the Women Writers Project and has served on the editorial boards of Early American Literatureand American Literatureand the advisory board of PMLA. She is the founder of the award-winning crowd-sourced digital archive Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, and the co-founder and co-director of the Early Caribbean Digital Archive.
Elizabeth Grasby is a Professor Emeritus of the pre-business program at the Ivey Business School.
Elizabeth Mays teaches and has developed curriculum for the Cronkite School’s Digital Audiences courses. She has done digital marketing for a variety of organizations including the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism and the Cronkite School. Mays is an active participant in the open education movement, having worked with Rebus Foundation and Pressbooks. She is the editor of the collaboratively built open textbook, A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students, which won a 2018 Open Education Award for Excellence from the Open Education Consortium. She also is co-editor of the collaboratively built open textbook, Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Beth is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive. Beth is an expert on solutions that address climate change while also improving health, well-being, equity, and economic vitality, and she is the originator of the term ‘multisolving’ to describe such win-win-win solutions. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Beth has been writing and speaking about connections between climate change, inequity, and the pandemic, including opinion pieces in U.S. News, The Daily Climate, and Resilience.org. Additionally, she has conducted interviews in print, radio, and for podcasts, as well as online presentations to groups of funders, community-based activists, investors, and policy makers. To explore a full list of COVI-19 related articles and interviews.
Ellie leads Climate Interactive’s global climate and energy efforts. She has built up Climate Interactive’s engagement programs to extend to thousands worldwide from top journalists to leading decision-makers to school children. Through all this, Ellie is working to deepen and expand global understanding on how to act on climate change and related systemic challenges by bridging the gaps between science and policy. Ellie has been a speaker at UN meetings, the White House, the African Union, and many universities; and her work has been cited in publications like the New York Times, Associated Press, and Washington Post.
Founded 20 years ago, EmcArts has evolved in three phases that resemble the stages of innovation we see in cultural organizations. In 1999, Richard Evans and John McCann founded Emc.Arts LLC as a consulting firm focused on organizational change. In 2005 we reincorporated as a nonprofit with the aim of systematizing innovation and adaptive change in the arts and culture field. In 2014, EmcArts turned its attention to the social sector, creating the Community Innovation Labs to advance innovative responses to community challenges through the arts.
Emi Kolawole is Editor-in-Residence at the d.school at Stanford University. She has covered innovation and politics for the Washington Post, been the associate producer for “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill,” and was named a Global Shaper by The World Economic Forum and a Young Leader by the French American Foundation.
Emily Ma has led a number of early stage moonshots at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. X creates radical new technologies designed to solve some of the world's biggest problems. In the last few years Emily’s focus has been on developing radical new approaches to the problem of food waste. During her time at X, Emily helped bring a range of breakthrough technologies into the world including Loon internet balloons, Glass smart glasses and Makani’s energy kites. Emily started her career as a mechanical engineer and roboticist. In her time with IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy, Emily worked on end-to-end innovation programs with clients ranging from Eli Lilly to Procter & Gamble, during which she came to understand the equal importance of human-centered design, engineering and business. With this, she returned to Stanford University to pursue her MBA and continues to teach entrepreneurship at the School of Engineering. She is the holder of seven patents spanning medical devices to consumer electronics.
Emily Sporl is a co-author of Mercy Corps and KeBal Healthy Food Carts: Sustaining and Scaling Up. She is a graduate of MIT, Sloan School of Management and currently works in audience marketing at Cisco Meraki.
Emily Thompson is the co-host of Being Boss Podcast, helping creative entrepreneurs learn how to run their own creative business with the tough love they need to hear to do the work. She also owns Almanac Supply Co., a maker, and retail business focused on creating and curating items to help you live closely with nature, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Our mission is simple. EntreLeadership empowers small-business owners to grow themselves, their teams and their profits using practical wisdom from the trenches. It is based on the playbook that best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey used to grow his company from a card table in his living room to a major national brand with more than 400 team members. If you want to learn how to create a winning company culture, grow a team of passionate and loyal workers who will help you win, keep the crazies from the door, and compensate your people in a way that fires them up, then EntreLeadership is for you. It’s practical, applicable advice that can transform your business and help you become an incredible leader who others will gladly follow.