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Leading Entrepreneurs of the World

2021 LEW Conference Program
Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25

9:40 AM
The future of AI
Matt Griffin, Founder & CEO, 311 Institute

10:00 AM
AI for Intelligent Contract Analytics
Ned Gannon, Founder & President, ebrevia

10:20 AM
The Ten Commandments of Raising Venture Capital
Steven Hoffman, Founder & CEO, Founders Space

10:40 AM
Fintech Developments in Venture Capital
Steven Lord, Fintech Practice Lead, CFO and Chief Learning Officer, Burkland

11:00 AM
Reinventing Finance to Support Transformative Business Models
Guillaume Taylor, Founding Partner, Quadia

11:20 AM
The Transformation of Banking: How CBDCs and Tokenized Money are Revolutionizing the Financial Industry
Julio Faura, CEO, Adhara

11:40 AM
Getting Capital into the Hands of Small Businesses
Jorge Sun, CEO, LendingFront

12:00 PM
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)
Thomas Moser, Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

12:20 PM
The Venture Capital Landscape in Europe
François Paulus, Founding Partner, Breega

12:40 PM
Pros and Cons of Corporate Accelerator Programs
David Gardner, Managing Partner, Cofounders Capital

1:00 PM
Outsmarting Competitors through Alternative Data
Justin Zhen, Co-founder, Thinknum

1:20 PM
Digitizing Insurance for the Entrepreneurial Renaissance
Jeff McCann, Founder & CEO, APOLLO Insurance

1:40 PM
Investing In The Growth Engine Of America
Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital

2:00 PM
The Four Pillars of Organizational Agility
Julien Bellanger, CMO and SVP of Business Development, Imperva

2:20 PM
Remote Work and Cybersecurity Challenges
Patrick Kelley, Critical Path Security

2:40 PM
Managed Phishing Detection and Response: Tech and Human Insights into Removing Phishing Attacks from the Mailbox

Mark Zigadlo, VP of Technology, Cofense

3:00 PM
Leading a Hybrid Team
Chris Dyer, Founder & CEO, peopleG2

3:20 PM
Equity 101: Cap Table Basics for Founders

Jeff Erickson, Business Development Director, Carta

3:40 PM
Experiential Learning
Jordan Levy, Founder & CEO, CapSource

4:00 PM
Scaling EdTech in a Sustainable Way
Katie Nielson, Co-founder & Chief Education Officer, Voxy EnGen

4:20 PM
Distributed/Hybrid Law Firms
Michael Moradzadeh, Founding Partner, Rimon

Leveraging AI to Democratize Access to Financial Services for Underserved Communities
Samuel Ulloa, Co-founder & CEO, Listo!

9:40 AM
The Future of Deepfakes & Synthetic Media
Matt Griffin, Founder & CEO, 311 Institute

10:00 AM
Branding vs Marketing

Taylor Shanklin, Founder & CEO, Barlele

10:20 AM
Brain Hacking and Mind Tech
Steven Hoffman, founder & CEO, Founders Space

10:40 AM
Post-Purpose
Alain Sylvain, Founder & CEO, SYLVAIN

11:00 AM
Predicting Trends: Consumer Research and Business Data Enabling for Educated Corporate Decisions
Robert Granader, CEO, MarketResearch.com

11:20 AM
Achieving Digital Growth in the Age of Fading Media Platforms
Nick Petros, Founder & CEO, PinchForth & MyDash

11:40 AM
The Changing Landscape of Collegiate Athletics
Michael Schreck, Co-founder & CEO, Collegiate Sports Management Group

12:00 PM
Courageously Authentic Leadership: The Key to Gaining a Competitive Advantage
Tina Parker, CMO, The Mentor Project

12:20 PM
Getting Your Story Out There and Positioning Yourself in the Business World
Hara Estroff Marano, Editor at Large, Psychology Today

12:40 PM
The Many Roles of the Entrepreneur
David Gardner, Managing Partner, Cofounders Capital

1:00 PM
The Digital Tech VC Ecosystem in Latin America
José Luis Silva, Founder & Managing Partner, DUX Capital

1:20 PM
The Power of Community for Entrepreneurs
Sam White, CBO, Emrod & Co-founder, Director Greetown Labs

1:40 PM
Building a Community Around AI
Marcus Jecklin, co-founder & CMO, Ai4

2:00 PM
Funding Sources for Growth
Tara Spalding, Managing Director, BoomStartup

2:20 PM
Unlocking the Customer Value Chain
Thales Teixeira, co-founder, Decoupling.co

2:40 PM
Hiring A Valuable Virtual Assistant
Melissa Smith, Founder, The PVA

3:00 PM
Video Games: Connecting Brands, Creators, and Fans Through Play
Dan Butchko, Founder & CEO, Playcrafting

3:20 PM
Get What you Want in Business and Life. Now that’s Momentum.
Dylan Gambardella, Co-founder & CEO, Next Gen HQ

3:40 PM
The Changing Face of Combat Sport
Kim Hurwitz, CMO, FITE

4:00 PM
Product-led Growth: Getting the User to an Aha Moment
Esben Friis-Jensen, Co-founder & Chief Growth Officer, Userflow

4:20 PM
Collaborating Globally in the Innovation Ecosystem
Marc Alessi, Executive Director, Business Incubator Association of New York State

4:40pm
The Role of Corporate Partnerships for the Commercialization of Hard Tech

Melissa Lederer, Chief Experience Officer, mHUB

9:40 AM
The future of Collaboration
Matt Griffin, Founder & CEO, 311 Institute

10:00 AM
Unlock Your Potential
Beri Meric, Founder & CEO, IVY

10:20 AM
Towards Smart & Sustainable Cities
Dr. Henning Stein, Global Head of Thought Leadership, Invesco

10:40 AM
Emerging Building Technologies
Jeff Perlman, Founder & CEO, Bright Power

11:00 AM
Accelerating the Transition to Smart Buildings
Nik Patel, Co-founder & CTO, Cohesion

11:20 AM
Urban AgTech & Resilient Cities
Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder & CEO, Agritecture

11:40 AM
Brand intelligence Driving Consumer Engagement
Jon Harari, co-founder & CEO, WindowsWear

12:00 PM
Moving to Flex: CRE Trends and the Future of the Workspace
Josh Freed, CEO, Proximity

12:20 PM
The Digitization of Commercial Real Estate
Abby Murray, Co-founder & CEO, Mortarr

12:40 PM
Event Technology Going Hybrid
Pedro Góes, CEO, InEvent

1:00 PM
The Innovator's Secret Formula: Innovation, Disruption & Market Leadership in Consumer Products
Neil Kane, President, Illinois Partners

1:20 PM
The Future Is A Luxury: Translating Technology into Consumer Interest
Robert Hagemann, CMO, Aether Diamonds

1:40 PM
Smart Homes and the Digital Art Revolution
Rahul Ranjan, co-founder & CEO, Canvia

2:00 PM
The Last Mile in Real Estate: Unlocking Space and Time in the Hotel Industry
Yannis Moati, Founder & CEO, of Hotels By Day

2:20 PM
Following your Passion and Building a Wine Company
David Noto, Founder & CEO, Altaneve

2:40 PM
The Future of FoodTech: AI and Robotics Transforming the Food Industry
Massimo Noja De Marco, Founder & CEO, Piestro

3:00 PM
ECOrenaissance: Co-creating A Stylish, Sexy and Sustainable World
Marci Zaroff, Founder & CEO, ECOfashion Corp

3:20 PM
The Power of Storytelling: Why Brands Need to Tell a Story to Win
Jake Karls, Co-founder & Chief Rainmaker, Mid-Day Squares

3:40 PM
All the Rooms for Everyone: Market Intelligence and Smart Analytics Disrupting Short-Term Rentals
Joseph DiTomaso, Founder & CEO, Alltherooms

4:00 PM
Transforming the Construction Industry: Sustainable Homes for Everyone

Bec Chapin, Co-founder & CEO, NODE

4:20 PM
Culture as a Defining Factor of Brand Success and a Great Customer Experience
Shane Green, Co-founder & CEO, SGEi

9:30 AM
Lifespan
David A. Sinclair Ph.D., A.O, professor, Genetics Department, Harvard Medical School

10:00 AM
Precision Health
Ali Mostashari, CEO, LifeNome

10:20 AM
Tackling the Biodiversity Crisis
Dr. Henning Stein, Global Head of Thought Leadership, Invesco

10:40 AM
The Success Factor: Developing the mindset and skillset for peak performance
Ruth Gotian, EdD, MS, Chief Learning Officer, Weill Cornell Medicine

11:00 AM
Improving the Quality of Life: Innovating for Health & Fitness
Dr. Scott Bertrand, Founder & CEO, AllCore360

11:20 AM
Mass Customization in Medicine
Diana Hall, President & CEO, ActivArmor

11:40 AM
Driving efficiency and improving patient care: Optimizing the surgical process
Derek Donegan, Co-founder, Ortelligence

12:00 PM
Master Your Triggers: Apply Process Optimization to Your own Body
Mette Dyhrberg, Mymee

12:20 PM
Mixed Reality Transforming Healthcare Training
David King Lassman, CEO, GIGXR

12:40 PM
The Next Generation of Lifesaving Infrastructure
Gordon Folkes, Founder & CEO, Archer First Response Systems

1:00 PM
A Healthy Smile is a Healthy Body: Taking Wellness to a Whole New Level
Cody Levine, co-founder & Chief Brand Officer, Twice

1:20 PM
The Digitalization of Fitness
Nathan Forster, Co-founder & CEO, NEOU

1:40 PM
Be Game Changing! Lessons of How Challenger Brands Can Win Today Against Industry Leaders
Steve Wasik, Founder & CEO, VKTRY Gear

2:00 PM
Make Waves - What It Really Takes to Build A Company (and Be A Leader) from Startup to Series A
Helaine Knapp, CEO, CityRow

2:20 PM
Growth of the Cannabis Industry
Matthew Nordgren, Arcadian Capital

2:40 PM
Cannabis Consumer Intelligence and Market Dynamics
Gary Allen, CEO, New Frontier Data

3:00 PM
Responsible Investing Across the Cannabis Ecosystem
Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner, Merida Capital Holdings 

3:20 PM
Antimicrobial Resistance
Marilyn Bruno, Founder & CEO, Aequor

3:40 PM
Investing in Meaningful Companies Transforming Healthcare in Developing Countries
Marissa Fayer, Founder and CEO, HERhealthEQ

4:00 PM
The Metamorphosis of the Medical Practice
Eileen Comia MD, Founder & Medical Director, Advance Biomedical Treatment Center

4:20 PM
Fund Raising Strategies for Life Sciences
John Pennett, Partner, EisnerAmper

4:40 PM
The Emerging Use of Data in Personalized Medicine
Marc Alessi, Founder & CEO, SynchroPET

9:40 AM
The future of Space
Matt Griffin, Founder & CEO, 311 Institute

10:00 AM
Space: Advanced Earth Intelligence for Sustainable Growth
Peter Platzer, Founder & CEO, Spire Global

10:20 AM
AI, Robotics and the Future of Humanity
Steven Hoffman, Founder & CEO, Founders Space

10:40 AM
Space Manufacturing: Designing the Next Generation of Materials
Ioana Cozmuta, Co-Founder and CEO, G-Space, Inc.

11:00 AM
Reusable Satellites Making Space Safe
Scott Weintraub, Founder & CEO, Modularity Space

11:20 AM
Making Spaceflight Safer
Siamak Hesar, Co-founder & CEO, Kayhan Space

11:40 AM
High-Power Innovation: The Methodology Behind Product Development and Commercialization
John Cooley, Founder, Chief of Products & Innovation, Nanoramic Laboratories

12:00 PM
Here to Anywhere: Closing the Digital Divide Right Now
Daniel Turner, Founder & CEO, TRAXyl

12:20 PM
Making Roads Safer
Marcus Newbury, Co-founder & COO, Driver Technologies

12:40 PM
Fair Insurance For All: Community-Powered Car Insurance
Carey Anne Nadeau, Co-CEO, Loop Insurance

1:00 PM
Bringing Consumers Directly Into The Innovation And Research & Development Process
Michael Georgakopoulos, Founder & CEO, Satori Analytics

1:20 PM
Power Anywhere: The Future of Wireless Power Distribution
Sam White, CBO, Emrod & Co-founder, Director Greentown Labs

1:40 PM
Solar Shines: The Key To Sustainable Success
Carlos Barreta, Co-Founder and CEO, Atlas Renewable Energy

2:00 PM
Digitizing Last Mile in the Big & Bulky
Yosh Rozen, Founder & CEO, PartRunner

2:20 PM
Disruptive Life Support Tech for Professionals Operating in Extreme Environments
William Messner, Founder & CEO, PonyPak Systems Inc.

2:40 PM
New Business Models to Solve Complex Environmental Issues
Hunter Swisher, Founder & CEO, Phospholutions, Inc.

3:00 PM
Photos are Data: Extracting Useful Information from Imagery
Don Cummins, Founder & President, Air Data Solutions

3:20 PM
Fund Raising Strategies for Technology
John Pennett, Partner, EisnerAmper

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June 21

Business Solutions
Finance, Legal
Technology & AI
IT & Cybersecurity

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June 22

Communications
Marketing
Media & Entertainment
Digital & E-Commerce

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June 23

Real Estate
Hybrid Solutions
Lifestyle & Retail
Tourism & Hospitality

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June 24

Healthcare
Biotech & Life Sciences
Wellness, Nutrition
Fitness

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June 25

Infrastructure & Energy
Space & Robotics
Manufacturing
Transportation

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