Aaron Dignan

Aaron Dignan

Culture is changing rapidly at the intersection of people and technology. Author and digital strategist Aaron Dignan translates disruptive innovations at the fringe of the digital space and the world of gaming into meaningful lessons for the mainstream.

Dignan dressed up as a super hero for 180 straight days of the first grade, which marked the beginning of his life as an iconoclast, observer, theorist, and performer. Now, as a founding partner of the digital strategy firm Undercurrent based in New York, he advises global brands and complex organizations like GE, PepsiCo, Ford, and Disney on their future in an increasingly technophilic world. Read more

Alexander Blass

Alexander Blass

One of today’s most acclaimed social entrepreneurs and innovators, Alexander Blass is a visionary who has improved and inspired countless lives across the globe. He invented and launched person-to-person charitable giving on the Internet, a revolutionary technology adopted in dozens of countries around the world. Blass is most famous for is leaving a high ranking position at a venture capital firm to make a real difference in our world and the lives of other people. After getting tired of seeing countless stories in the news of good people in need, he decided to do something about it. Read more

Andrew Winston

 

Andrew Winston is an accomplished, engaging speaker. He’s given keynotes and moderated panel discussions in front of audiences of all types and sizes, from small meetings of the top executives at a corporation to large conference keynotes in front of thousands of people.

Andrew is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Week, The New York Times, and CNBC. Read more

Barry Asmus

Barry Asmus

An unapologetic advocate of free enterprise and privatization, Barry Asmus is recognized as a revolutionary thinker who delivers his ideas in an energy-filled entertaining presentation. Asmus doesn’t just talk policy – he makes it happen. A senior economist for the National Center for Policy Analysis, Asmus has directly influenced how world leaders approach social security, health care, monetary and fiscal policy and other equally complex issues. With presentations customized to reflect your particular economic policy needs, Asmus helps audiences understand major policy issues – without all the jargon. Read more

Brett King

Brett King

Often referred to as The Disruptor, Brett King is known in financial circles as a Bank Futurist. Recently named Read more

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is president of Human Business Works, an online education and community company for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs. His first project there, 501 Mission Place, helps nonprofits and charities learn how to grow their capabilities. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence at CrossTech Ventures, where he’s working to develop New Marketing Labs and The Pulse Network, among other projects, and the co-founder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value. Read more

Clark Winter

Clark Winter

Clark Winter is an internationally known commentator on the world economy, global financial markets and geopolitics. He founded Winter Capital International, an independent advisory firm that structured multi-manager portfolios by harnessing the talents of independent investment managers working worldwide; the company was later acquired by Citigroup. Winter also served as the chief global investment strategist for Citigroup Global Wealth Mgmt, Citi Private Bank, Smith Barney and Goldman Sachs & Co as managing director and director of portfolio strategy. Read more

Cory Ondrejka

Cory Ondrejka

The world’s preeminent authority on the economic and technological impact of virtual worlds, Cory Ondrejka offers an exciting look at what’s ahead and how it will affect business and society. Currently the director of mobile engineering at Facebook and as co-founder and CTO of Linden Lab, Cory Ondrejka has long been an evangelist for the power of virtual worlds. A relentless innovator, he led the team that collaborated in unprecedented ways to solve impossible problems—taking the power of the virtual world to an extreme by co-opting the real and the virtual. Read more

Curt Hébert

 

Curt is one of very few people that has done extensive research, publication, speeches and interviews on both infrastructure and cyber security with a deep understanding and experience in the energy fields.

 

The smart technologies have to make the business case from a financial point of view, but also from a security point of view.Curt also happens to be a rare bird in that he has served and regulated at the local, state and federal levels and served as Chairman in all regulatory capacities and done work internationally as well as being an attorney and second in command for a Fortune 250 company for a decade.

His experiences (regulatory, regulated, atty) have given him a prism to look through which allows clients to see a perspective that allows them to deliver energy that can be compelling to regulators, customers and shareholders (corporate). Making all three happy is challenging, but Curt has been down all 3 roads.

 

Executive Profile & Biography

Mr. Curtis L. Hebert, Jr. served as an Executive Vice President of External Affairs of Entergy Gulf States Louisiana L.L.C. since 2001. Mr. Hebert served as an Executive Vice President of External Affairs of Entergy Louisiana LLC since 2001. Mr. Hebert served as an Executive Officer of Entergy Texas Inc., Entergy New Orleans Inc., and Entergy Louisiana Holdings Inc. (formerly, Entergy Louisiana Inc.). He served as an Executive Vice President of External Affairs of Entergy Corporation since September 1, 2001. He served as an Executive Officer and/or Director of various other wholly owned subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation and its operating companies. He served as Chairman and Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1997 to 2001. He served as Chairman and Commissioner of the Mississippi Public Service Commission from 1992 to 1997 and a leader of the Mississippi Legislature. Prior to becoming an Entergy executive, Mr. Hebert served four years as a presidential appointee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He was named to a Republican seat on FERC by President William J. Clinton in 1997 and was elevated to chairman by President George W. Bush in January, 2001. His public service began with his 1987 election to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1992. During that time he chaired both the House Oil and Gas Committee and the House Ways and Means Severance Subcommittee. In 1992, he was appointed by Governor Kirk Fordice to the Mississippi Public Service Commission. He served as President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He is a member of Mississippi Bar and the Energy Bar Association. Mr. Hébert has completed the Nuclear Reactor Technology Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Juris doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law.

 

Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus

Considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, over the past quarter century Read more