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Lily Sarafan is CEO of Home Care Assistance (HCA), where she has led the company from startup to sector leader with nearly 10,000 employees. HCA is the largest premium provider of in-home care for seniors in North America. Lily is also a board member and investor for innovative companies, serving as a board director at Thumbtack and at Counsyl through its acquisition by Myriad Genetics.
Lily serves on the Stanford University Board of Trustees, the Freeman Spogli Institute Council, and the Stanford Undergraduate Cabinet. She is also Founding Partner of Project BIG: The Stanford Brain Immune Gut Initiative. An appointee to the California Governor's Alzheimer's Task Force, Lily serves in various other leadership roles to advance economic development, civic engagement, and precision health.
Lily holds an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University. She has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Health Care Executives Woman of the Year, and a Silicon Valley 40 Under 40. Lily is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Chief Commercial Officer of Pano, a purpose-driven business to address climate change-related disasters and infrastructure resilience using IoT and AI solutions & Venture Partner at Ozone Ventures. Previously, Managing Director, Global Public Sector at Cisco; led growth initiatives for $13Bn public sector business including critical infrastructure, cyber security strategy for state and national governments and public private partnerships with multinational institutions. Formerly, led telco service provider sales, strategic partnerships and venture investments for Cisco’s IOT & Smart City businesses. Undergraduate degree and Master’s in Computer Science and Finance, University of New South Wales; alumnus, Harvard Business School; studies, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina (UNC). Adams Advisor, UNC. Member: Advisory Board, World Sensing, EQITII and Urbanise; Governor of Illinois's Technology Advisory Board. Investor and advisor to several companies. Has contributed to articles for the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Finance, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Fortune, Harvard Business School Alumni Magazine and L’Atelier. Young Leader, World Cities Summit (2016); Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2018). Academy judge for $1M Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.
Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center’s International Policy Director, as well as an International Policy Fellow at the university’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. In addition to that, serves as President of the CyberPeace Institute. 2009 to 2019, Member of European Parliament for the Dutch Liberal Democratic Party, focussing on trade, foreign affairs and technology policies. Regularly speaks at conferences and in international media. Affiliated with a number of non-profits, including the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Observer Research Foundation in India, and writes a bi-weekly column for the Dutch NRC newspaper.
1990, BA in Physics, University of Chicago; 1996, PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley. 1996-2000, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology; 2000-06, Senior Physicist, National Security Agency; Since 2006, Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University. Since 2000, Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park; 2002, Visiting Professor, Centre for Quantum Computing Technology, University of New South Wales; 2006, Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell. 1997-2000, Affiliate Member, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; 2003, named one of 50 most influential men in America under 38 years old, Details Magazine and one of 10 most innovative in America under 40 years old, Fortune Magazine; 2002, named one of world's top 100 innovators in science and technology, MIT's Technology Review magazine.
Daniel Schwartz is CEO of Porticus, chairman of the board of Dynamica, co-creator
of Arbinet, and the former Executive Director of
the Elie Wiesel Foundation.
Daniel board service includes Synergos, Porticus,
GAVI Campaign, YPO, & CEO. He is a member
of CFR, the Synergos Global Philanthropist
Circle and is a Senior Advisor to the Synergos
Institute on Cuba.
Daniel received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
from Harvard University. He was named as one
of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the
World Economic Forum.
Aron is an Ecuadorian-American serial entrepreneur. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kushki, the leading payment infrastructure company in Latin America. Most recently he served as Founder and CEO of Leaf, a financial technology company based in Cambridge, MA. Leaf was purchased in 2014 by Heartland Payment Systems (now Global Payments NYSE: GPN).
Kabir Sehgal is a 12x Grammy Award Winning Artist/Producer/DJ.
He is the CEO of Tiger Turn, a multimedia company & record label that makes music and film.
He is also a New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 18 books such as “Coined” and “Carry On.” He is a CNBC, HBR, and Fortune contributor.
Sehgal is a US Navy veteran and reserve officer.
Previously, he was a vice president at J.P. Morgan and First Data.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics.
Emily Serazin is a Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Emily is a core member of BCG’s Health Care and Social Impact practices. Within health care, Emily’s focus is on vaccines and global health across the value chain. She also has expertise in digital health and in the formation and optimization of public-private partnerships. Examples of Emily's experience in the commercial health care sector include developing growth and product launch strategies for players in the global vaccines market, leading due diligences, and supporting post-merger integrations. In the realm of global public health, Emily has worked across leading global health institutions such as Gavi, UNICEF, WHO, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to define investment strategies, coordinate multi-stakeholder efforts, prioritize portfolios, and identify key levers to drive uptake in low- and middle-income countries. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Emily has worked extensively with public, private and social sector actors to accelerate the development and deployment of Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics.
Premal co-founded Kiva.org — a crowdfunding non-profit that’s raised over $1 billion in 0% interest capital for microfinance entrepreneurs in +70 countries. Premal started Kiva after volunteering at the Gandhi Ashram in India, where he developed a deeper appreciation of Gandhi’s teachings on compassion and truth. Today, Premal is launching Renewables.org — a ‘Kiva for climate change’ crowdfunding site which aims to accelerate clean energy across India and Africa. Premal also serves on the boards of Change.org and the Center For Humane Technology (the non-profit behind Netflix’s most watched documentary ‘The Social Dilemna’). Premal began his career as one of PayPal’s first product managers and graduated from Stanford University. For his work as a social entrepreneur, he has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Obama White House Champion of Change and selected to FORTUNE magazine’s “40 under 40″ list.
Dr. Shah serves as President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a global institution with a mission to promote the well-being of humanity around the world. The Foundation applies data, science, and innovation to improve health for women and children, create nutritious and sustainable food systems, end energy poverty for more than a billion people worldwide, and enable meaningful economic mobility in the United States and worldwide.
In 2009, he was appointed USAID Administrator by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Dr. Shah reshaped the $20 billion agency’s operations in more than 70 countries around the world by elevating the role of innovation, creating high-impact public-private partnerships, and focusing US investments to deliver stronger results. Shah secured bipartisan support that included the passage of two significant laws – the Global Food Security Act and the Electrify Africa Act. He led the U.S. response to the Haiti earthquake and the West African Ebola pandemic, served on the National Security Council, and elevated the role of development as part of our nation’s foreign policy. Prior to his appointment at USAID, Shah served as Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics at the United States Department of Agriculture, where he created the National Institute for Food and Agriculture.
Shah founded Latitude Capital, a private equity firm focused on power and infrastructure projects in Africa and Asia, and served as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University. Previously, he served at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created the International Financing Facility for Immunization which helped reshape the global vaccine industry and save millions of lives.
Raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Wharton School of Business. He has received several honorary degrees, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, and the U.S. Global Leadership Award.
PhD. Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program and Associate Director, Harvard Negotiation Project. Affiliate Faculty, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School; Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. President, Integrative Dynamics. Former Chair, Global Agenda Council on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, World Economic Forum. Co-Author (with Roger Fisher), Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate.
Daniel M. Shin
Daniel M. Shin is a venture capitalist, executive scholar, and luxury executive. Daniel has run KingsBay Capital, a cross-border venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Daniel also oversees corporate development at MCM, a German luxury brand, that operates in 40+ counties, and has taught at Korea University on adjunct basis. Daniel has served in various executive and board positions at private and public companies such as KT, Hanwha, CJ and Daesung Group. He also worked at Accenture as a summer business analyst. Daniel has published several books and is a frequent speaker on the subjects related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Daniel was nominated as Young Global Leader in 2016 by the World Economic Forum. He was also honored to become Yale World Fellow under the former president Richard Levin's legacy at Yale. Daniel received DBA from l'Université de Paris(IX)-Dauphine, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), MSc from Stern School of Business, New York University and BSc from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington. He completed post-graduate studies at Harvard, Oxford and Princeton University. Daniel resides in Seoul, Korea.