Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), is a leading voice for spreading freedom and promoting human rights across the globe. As First Lady, Mrs. Bush advocated the importance of literacy and education to advance opportunity for America’s young people and to foster healthy families and communities. Today, Mrs. Bush pursues her work on global healthcare innovations and empowering women in emerging democracies through the George W. Bush Institute.
Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer, Leslie Odom Jr., has taken the entertainment world by storm across a variety of media – spanning Broadway, television, film, and music.
Entering the Hollywood film industry from Singapore with no connections, Vicki Lau landed portfolio blockbuster movies and shows such as “The Walking Dead” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” becoming a sought-after VFX freelancer in under 2 years, whilst working at mobile and VR early-stage startups in Silicon Valley and Beach.
Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging and entertaining futurist, analyst and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology.
He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2018.
Based out of the Amsterdam office, Nick van Dam is partner, global chief learning officer & client advisor at McKinsey. He is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, researcher, author and speaker on Corporate Learning & Leadership Development.
Rebecca Stromeyer (née Badde) is the Managing Director and Founder of the media company ICWE GmbH, as well as a co-founder and co-owner of ICEF GmbH (since 1991), the recognized global leader in international student recruitment. She is the Founder of eLearning Africa and Chair of the charity East Trust, which focuses on technology enhanced learning and training in Africa. She is Founder and the Conference Chair of OEB Global, the leading global cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training.
Bob Mosher has been the Learning Advocate for the Masie Center for the past 4 years. Bob’s role is to keep his eye on the pulse of the industry, as well as the needs of the Masie Consortium’s members. He is an advocate for innovative and new learning approaches.
Serene Wang is a passionate educator, entrepreneur, curriculum developer, media influencer, and innovator. She is the founder and CEO of EliteLink Education, LLC in China, an education technology company that aims to help Chinese students with their English language skill development, test preparation and study abroad planning.
Kathy joined Guardian Life in May 2015. Rooted in her passionate belief that learning is a strategic asset that drives business results, Kathy and her team are responsible for establishing a learning strategy for new financial advisors to build and grow their businesses and to provide the programs, tools and resources to support its implementation in firms nationwide. Kathy is a results-driven talent development leader with a proven track record of applying learning strategy to solve business challenges.
Rob is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Learning Officer at McDonald’s Corporation. Since joining McDonald’s in July 2014, he has been charged with transforming the way McDonald’s enables learning across all 35,000 restaurants owned by over 2,500 franchisees with nearly 2 million people around the world.
Tara joined TD Bank Group in January 2016 as Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer. As the lead for TD's enterprise talent and organization development strategy,
Richard Culatta is an internationally recognized leader in innovation and learning. His work has centered around using technology to accelerate innovation in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning. Culatta is known for his work around the AI in the workplace, design thinking, and innovating in large organizations.
It is amazing to watch the Norfolk Police Department show its diversity, creativity, humor, and engagement as its staff performs a lip sync rendition of Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk. Their video, which has been viewed over 50 million times, was created in response to a challenge from another department.