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Anne Friberg, MBA

Business Development

Anne brings 20+ years of experience working in and with Fortune 500 companies to head up business development. She helped grow and build an innovative peer group company in New York City, introducing the novel idea to leading global companies, building enduring relationships, and facilitating the company’s core peer groups. Prior to that she worked in finance at Anheuser-Busch.

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Mads Lillelund, MBA

ADVISOR

Mads has over 20 years of C-suite experience in high-tech markets. As CEO, he has led companies through massive product transformations with a primary focus on disaggregated, virtualized, and cloud native software solutions. He has built high performance teams across multiple geographies, raised capital from venture funds, and led the exits for several firms.

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Shashonna Smith, BS

PRODUCT

Shonna is a former IBM software engineer, an entrepreneur, and an Agile Coach. She specializes in creating MVPs with a focus on developing SaaS web and mobile platform applications in the Future of Work space. Shonna applies her 16+ years of experience utilizing Agile engineering practices to build market-worthy technical products and high-performing product development teams.

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Julia Geer, MS

ADVISOR

Julia Geer is an executive specialized in commercialization and scaling of leading-edge technologies. She started her career in sales management and has progressed to leading sales, marketing, business strategy and product development in domestic and international markets. She has worked with startups and navigated multiple acquisitions.

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Barbara Boselli, MBA

CONTENT / FACILITATION

Barbara led teams in global 100 companies for 15 years. She now coaches and leads workshops that combine emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and neuroscience to empower individuals and corporations to relate in a healthy way to today’s accelerated pace of change and high stress environments, resulting in more fulfillment and productivity.

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Ravi Subramaniam, PhD

ADVISOR

Ravi is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Inc where he leads and develops new concepts for future (3+ years) products and services. His current focus is on Machine Learning (models, SW infrastructure and SW/HW architectures) for efficient deployment for inference and training at the edge and on PC, IOT and device ecosystems.

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Laura Isela Hazlett, MA

CONTENT

Laura is a PhD student in the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab at UCLA. She studies how positive social emotions affect our brains and bodies. Laura seeks to understand why these emotions, such as gratitude and social warmth, have a powerful effect on our health. She is also interested in studying and developing interventions that cultivate these emotions.

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Paul van der Laken, PhD

DATA SCIENCE

Paul’s PhD is in People Analytics, with a focus on the application, usage and deployment of statistical and algorithmic techniques in the Human Resources domain. He has been leading and managing innovation and data analytics teams at multinational companies, including Royal Dutch Shell and Achmea. Paul also teaches professionals in effective data science deployment.

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Luigi Maria Fierro, MBA

ADVISOR

Luigi, Head of ING HR Strategy and People Analytics, leads the HR strategic agenda globally with clear focus on developing advanced analytics solutions on the People analytic side. Prior to joining ING, Luigi worked with McKinsey & Co. for 10 years, where, among many other things, he contributed to the development of the Organizational Health Index.

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René Janssen, MSc

ADVISOR

René is Founder and Managing Director of Lepaya, an on-demand learning platform for corporations and individuals. Lepaya is based in Amsterdam, serves clients across Western Europe, and has grown rapidly since inception. Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief People Officer at Lazada, a Rocket Internet-founded business acquired by Alibaba.

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Laura C. Wells, MBA

Founder & CEO

Laura brings together 15 years of Fortune 100 brand development, cross-functional and cross-border project management, six years of nonprofit leadership, and a longtime meditation practice to affect positive change in the business world. Positive change in the human and environmental impact of organizations as well as the development of human potential within organizations.

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