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

Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri

In the 20 years Anthony Melchiorri has been in the hospitality business, he has a proven track record of understanding a company’s vision, its individual parts, and how to make those parts work together to complete the whole picture. Knowing that attention to detail and making each part of the operation functional and strong are key to profitability, Anthony has developed and repositioned some of the finest and most high profile properties in the United States including the first Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort and the landmark Algonquin Hotel. Read more

Bob Shrum

Bob Shrum

Bob Shrum has advised nearly every major Democratic candidate from Edmund Muskie and Ted Kennedy to Al Gore and John Kerry, because he understands how political campaigns are fought and won.

 

A complete list of Shrum’s clients would be a “Who’s Who” of American politics. As chairman of Shrum, Devine & Donilon, a political media consulting firm, he has created and produced advertising that resulted in winning campaigns for over 20 U.S. Senators, six Governors, mayors of many major cities and several Congressmen. 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

Chip Bell

Chip Bell

Chip Bell has helped many Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines and marketplace reputation through innovative customer-centric strategies that address the needs of today’s picky, fickle, vocal and “all about me” customers. Dr. Bell reveals the best practices from the organizations leading the customer loyalty charge, giving audiences powerful cutting-edge ideas and unique strategies they can put into practice the minute they leave his keynote. Bell’s impact on audiences is nothing short of extraordinary: over 80% of the groups who hear him bring him back. 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

Christine Dumas

Christine Dumas

Christine Dumas is a medical and lifestyle reporter as well as accomplished author. As a seasoned TV news reporter, Dumas is one of America’s most trusted personalities. She shows audiences how to live more successful, happier and engaging lives. Never far from the leading edge of what is affecting our world today, she offers audiences the information necessary to gain control of their happiness, career, health and future in an entertaining and engaging way. Dumas covers a wide range of topics from athletes in the Olympics to the legal issues of drugs that are unsafe for children. 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

Dan Abrams

Dan Abrams

Legal analyst for ABC News and substitute anchor for Good Morning America, social media entrepreneur Dan Abrams offers his trusted perspectives on today’s legal headlines and how the business world can use social media to reach their customers. Dan Abrams is CEO of Abrams Research, which connects business and the media with a specialization in social media strategy and founder/publisher of Mediaite.com, a website for news, information and opinions about print, online and broadcast media, offering original and immediate assessments of the latest news as it breaks. He is also one of the most trusted and influential legal analysts in the country who has covered the highest profile trials of the past two decades as an attorney and reporter. Former legal analyst and longtime anchor for NBC News and MSNBC, he served as the Chief Legal Analyst for NBC News prior to joining ABC. Abrams provides unique insight on the biggest legal issues of the day: from the Supreme Court to the criminal trials everyone is talking about, to President Obama’s decisions on the most significant legal matters of the day. Read more

Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus

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