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Founder and CEO, Swaniti Initiative, social enterprise that delivers development solutions by working with government officials. Role focuses on issues around good governance, data-driven delivery and public services. Former Labour Economist, World Bank, focusing on issues of job creation. Has also worked for organizations such as UNFPA and FICCI. Master's in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; graduate in Political Science, Wake Forest University. Author of publications including: Frontiers in Development Policy (World Bank); A Primer on Labor Policies (World Bank); Global Business School Network (Harvard Business School).
Justin Morris Bibb is the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio - the citys first millennial mayor. Hes an American politician and former non-profit leader. Prior to serving as mayor, Bibb was the Co-Chair of Teach for America Ohio, and a board member for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Destination Cleveland, and LAND Studio. Mayor Bibb was born and raised on Clevelands southeast side in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Over the past 15 years, Mayor Bibb has worked in government, business and the nonprofit sector as an executive and nonprofit leader. He started his career in public service working for President Obama when he was in the U.S. Senate and later at Cuyahoga County as a Special Assistant advising on education and economic development policies. He led the Global Cities Practice at global research firm Gallup, served as Vice President at KeyBank and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer at Urbanova, a startup focused on improving cities. Prior to serving as mayor, Bibb was the Co-Chair of Teach for America – Ohio, and a board member for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Destination Cleveland, and LAND Studio. Mayor Bibb was born and raised on Cleveland’s southeast side in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Over the past 15 years, Mayor Bibb has worked in government, business and the nonprofit sector as an executive and nonprofit leader. He started his career in public service working for President Obama when he was in the U.S. Senate and later at Cuyahoga County as a Special Assistant advising on education and economic development policies. He led the Global Cities Practice at global research firm Gallup, served as Vice President at KeyBank and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer at Urbanova, a startup focused on improving cities. Mayor Bibb’s vision for Cleveland is to become a national model for city management, police reform, and neighborhood revitalization.
Peter Bisanz is a social entrepreneur, filmmaker and pioneer in the emerging field of Social Impact Entertainment (SIE), which leverages the power of entertainment to catalyze change on some of the world’s toughest challenges. He has also spearheaded social impact campaigns while Head of Communications and Development for the World Economic Forum’s think-and-do tank (the Global Agenda Councils), which is charged with tackling the world’s most pressing environmental, social and geopolitical issues.
Peter was the founding Executive Director for the Skoll Center for SIE in Hollywood — the first center of its kind — where he partnered with Participant Media in publishing The State of SIE, the first book on the topic. He also previously served as Head of Development for Paramount Pictures’ The Ladd Company, directed Entropy Films’ feature length documentary Beyond our Differences and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007.
Peter currently leads The Power of Story, a new SIE consultancy and production company. The Power of Story's current project is a documentary series and integrated social impact campaign based on The Conversation, Harvard Professor Robert Livingston’s eponymous book about a radically non-judgmental and scientific approach to ending systemic racism.
Peter earned his MBA from the University of Oxford, an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BFA in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of Arts.
Zack co-founded DCVC twelve years ago based on his belief that Deep Tech, coupled with the systems-level thinking integral to environmental science, can help solve some of our most pernicious real-world challenges. DCVC is a multi-billion AUM Deep Tech venture capital firm that backs entrepreneurs solving trillion-dollar problems, computationally. As Managing Partner at DCVC, Zack’s investments focus on AI-enabled climate tech and life sciences platforms, and he sits on the boards of Twelve PBC, Kairos Aerospace, CH4 Global, Oklo and Recursion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: RXRX). He serves on the non-profit boards of the East Palo Alto Charter School and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Zack graduated with honors from Harvard University with an AB in Environmental Science & Public Policy and earned his JD with honors from Georgetown Law School. Zack is passionate about promoting nuclear energy.
Former: Editor-in-Chief and Director, Online, WAZ Media Group, which owns daily papers, magazines and TV stations across Germany and Eastern Europe; Chief Executive Officer, SPIEGEL ONLINE, the leading German news site. Former Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla, the maker of Firefox and advocate for the open web as a public resource. Recipient of several awards; named Young Journalist of the Year (2006).
Ruba Borno is the senior vice president and general manager of Global CX Centers. Global CX Centers delivers the full portfolio of Cisco support and professional services, including technical support, professional services, managed services, customer success, and global spare parts and repair logistics. Ruba is also non-executive director on the board of Experian.
Caroline Boudreaux is the founder of Miracle Foundation.org where for the past 20 years they have been empowering orphans and vulnerable children to reach their full potential. Miracle Foundation’s revolutionary Thrive Scale™ methodology is based on the UN Rights of the Child and leverages data and technology to create a family for every child in our lifetime. To date Miracle Foundation has impacted 15,000+ children’s lives.
Their latest project is FosterShare™ a phone and desktop app that prevents foster children from bouncing from home to home, decreases the drop-out rate of foster parents, and brings greater stability to the foster care ecosystem.
Devry Boughner Vorwerk
Devry Boughner Vorwerk is CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies, a global-to-local ESG-advisory and strategy firm that supports C-suite leaders and their broader organization in their quest to build profitable and sustainable businesses.
Devry believes that in a world where geopolitical volatility, climate change, population growth and societal expectations are placing immense pressure on traditional business models, companies can succeed in balancing shareholder and stakeholder expectations. Devry offers informed judgment and insightful advice to support business leaders across the globe in their quest to harmonize purpose and profitability. DevryBV Sustainable Strategies developed the Integrated Sustainability Framework® to position companies to lead on ESG by unifying the business strategy with stakeholder expectations.
Before starting her company, Devry had a nearly 15-year career at Cargill and most recently served as Corporate VP of Global Corporate Affairs. In 2021, Devry served on the executive team of Grubhub, a mobile food delivery company. Devry spent time as a senior policy advisor at Akin Gump and worked as Chief Economist for the Chairwoman of the USITC and as a Senior Economist in ag affairs at USTR.
A passionate advocate for change, Devry serves on the board of Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, The Caux Roundtable for Moral Capitalism, U.S. Mexico Foundation, Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and is involved in the social gastronomy movement. In 2014, she was named a Young Global Leader by the WEF and named to the Holmes Report’s Influence 100 list in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She is a member of the Arthur Page Society.
Devry holds a dual bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and managerial economics from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s in agricultural economics, with a specialization in public policy and international trade, from Cornell University.
Anu Bradford is a Professor of Law at the Columbia Law School. Before joining the faculty, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. She has also taught at Harvard College, Brandeis University and the University of Helsinki Law School. Her research and teaching interests include international trade law and international political economy, international antitrust law, and EU law. Bradford earned her SJD and LLM from Harvard Law School, and holds a law degree from the University of Helsinki. After completing her LLM studies as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard, she practiced anti-trust law and EU law with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Brussels before returning to Harvard for her doctoral studies. She has also served as an Adviser and Expert Assistant in the European Parliament and the Parliament of Finland, and on the Board of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.
MBA, Harvard Business School (Fulbright Platinum Fellow); PhD in Neuroscience, University of Auckland. Formerly: Management Consultant, BCG; Faculty Adviser, Singularity University; founding Chief Executive Officer, Spark, an initiative that promotes entrepreneurship in New Zealand and has successfully helped start over 110 companies in the last 15 years; led business development at cleantech start-ups, including LanzaTech. Passionate about #FutureOfWork, #CircularEconomy, #Entrepreneurship. Previously, co-founder and CEO of BlueOak, a circular economy company focused on recycling high-value metals from e-waste. Currently, Co-Founder & CEO of StriveLabs, a company focused on #FutureOfWork in the wake of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Recipient of honours and awards, including: World Class New Zealander Award 2017; named one of New Zealand's top 10 business influencers; Distinguished Young Alumni Award, University of Auckland; Harvard Alumni New Venture Award; recognized at White House Demo Day in 2015.
Kate Brandt credits her time in government for shaping her perspective that partnerships between the public and private sector are key to solving broad, systemic challenges like clean energy and climate change. Kate currently serves as Google's Chief Sustainability Officer, leading sustainability across Google's worldwide operations, products and supply chain. Previously, she served in the White House as the country's first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer where she helped create an executive order that will cut greenhouse-gas emissions by over 40% in the next decade.
BCom in Finance, Dalhousie University; Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education programme, Harvard University. Private sector experience as entrepreneur and investment banker. Former: Chairman, SeaFort Capital; Director, Norvista Capital Corporation; Minister of Public Works and Government Services; Receiver General of Canada; Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Canada-US relations; Shadow Minister for Finance and Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Finance Committee; Member, Trilateral Commission. Currently, Canadian Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament. Recipient: Colombia's Order of San Carlos.