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August 2018

Stephen Denning with The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done

August 21
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Stephen Denning is a renowned management innovator and popular Forbes.com columnist. A former World Bank executive, he serves on the advisory board for the Drucker Forum and is the author of several books including The Leader's Guide to Radical Management. About The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done  Watch the Age of Agile video: vimeo.com/269757810   More value from less work.  An unstoppable business revolution is under way—and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management…

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September 2018

Mary Abbajay with Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss

September 11

Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions. She helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. In short, she is committed to creating workplaces where…

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Amy Zalman with Strategic Narrative: A Framework for Accelerating Innovation

September 11

Amy Zalman is a global security futurist who helps leaders and organizations explore the implications of future trends and prepare their organizations for transformative change. She founded the Strategic Narrative Institute in 2016 after over a decade of hands-on experience successfully accelerating change in public, private and non-profit organizations to keep them on the vanguard of emerging global realities. About Strategic Narrative: A Framework for Accelerating Innovation All organizations tell stories about themselves, through public communications, company lore, policies and daily interactions, modeling…

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Beth Comstock with Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change

September 12

Beth Comstock is the former Vice Chair of GE, where for twenty-five years she led GE's efforts to accelerate new growth. She built GE's Business Innovations and GE Ventures, which develops new businesses, and oversaw the reinvention of GE Lighting. She was named GE’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2003. She served as President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, from 2006-08, overseeing the company's digital efforts, including the early formation of Hulu. She is a corporate director of Nike. Written about…

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Aaron Wright with Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code

September 12

Aaron Wright is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Blockchain Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA/CNRS/Université Paris II and a faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. About Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code  Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred…

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Aaron Wright with Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code

September 13

Aaron Wright is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Blockchain Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA/CNRS/Université Paris II and a faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. About Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code  Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred…

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Peter Georgescu with Capitalists, Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation (A Bridge Builder Event)

September 14

Please join us for this event! Register here: http://www.lgwdc.org/events/programs-purpose-peter-georgescu-capitalists-arise Peter Georgescu is chairman emeritus of Young & Rubicam. He served as the company’s chairman and CEO from 1994 until January 2000. In recognition of his contributions to the marketing and advertising industry, he was elected to the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2001. Georgescu has been the director of the board for eight public companies, among them Levi Strauss, IFF, Toys“R”Us, and EMI Recorded Music. He is currently vice chairman of…

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Jeff Thompson with Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community

September 17

Jeff Thompson, MD, is executive advisor and chief executive officer emeritus at Gundersen Health System, pediatrician, author, and speaker on values-based leadership. Jeff’s experience in leadership is far-reaching, having led diverse teams, projects, and divisions, before holding multiple senior executive roles, including fourteen years as a CEO responsible for a staff of seven thousand, hundreds of thousands of patients, and a billion dollars of the community’s money within the Gundersen Health System. His long experience as intensive care pediatrician and…

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Carol Anderson with One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (A Bridge Builder Event)

September 18

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of White Rage, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bourgeois Radicals, and Eyes off the Prize. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. About One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy  From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter…

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Bertrand Badre with: Can Finance Save the World?: Regaining Power over Money to Serve the Common Good

September 20

Bertrand Badré is CEO and founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, he was managing director of the World Bank; chief financial officer of the World Bank Group; CFO at two of the world’s largest banks, Crédit Agricole and Société Générale Group; and a partner of Lazard. About Can Finance Save the World?: Regaining Power over Money to Serve the Common Good  How to Make Finance a Force for Good Just as Thomas Piketty offered a sweeping critique and progressive…

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