2015 Business Speakers

2015 Business Summit Speakers and Honorable Guests

MR. RANSEL N. POTTER

FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

C3 SUMMIT, LLC

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Mr. Ransel N. Potter has been a guest speaker at financial events in t ...

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MR. MUNEER A. BAIG

FOUNDER & CEO

SYSUSA, INC

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Muneer Baig, founder & CEO of SYSUSA Inc., has over two decades of exp ...

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MS. ANA C. ROLD

FOUNDER & PUBLISHER

DIPLOMATIC COURIER

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Ms. Ana Carcani Rold is the Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief o ...

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MR. THOMAS A.W. MILLER

DIPLOMATIC & GLOBAL BUSINESS LEAD

BLOOMBERG BNA

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Mr. Thomas Miller oversees client relations with the international dip ...

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MR. MOHAMMED BARAKAT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

US-QATAR BUSINESS COUNCIL

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Mr. Mohammed Barakat assumed his position as Director at the US-Qatar ...

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MR. ROBERT J CASTRO

FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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Mr. Robert Castro served at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of O ...

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MR. ERFAN IBRAHIM

CENTER DIRECTOR

NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB

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Dr. Erfan Ibrahim is the Center Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Se ...

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MS. LAURA LOMBARD

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION

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Ms. Laura Lombard is the founding President and Executive Director of ...

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MR. PAUL DOHERTY

PRESIDENT & CEO

THE DIGIT GROUP

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Mr. Paul Doherty is a Registered Architect (AIA) and one of the global ...

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MR. KHUSH CHOKSY

VICE PRESIDENT FOR TURKEY

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Mr. Khush Choksy is vice president for Turkey, Middle East, and North ...

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MR. KEN DORPH

PRESIDENT & CEO

SAG HARBOR CONSULTING

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Mr. Ken Dorph is a leading global expert in financial institution and ...

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MR. ROBERT MICHAEL

CHAIRMAN

NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION

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Mr. Robert E. Michael, a globally recognized expert on Islamic Finance ...

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MR. GEORGE LIKOUREZOS

PARTNER

CARTER, DELUCA, FARRELL & SCHMIDT LLP

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Mr. George Likourezos is a patent attorney and partner at the intellec ...

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MR. JOTHY ROSENBERG

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

DRAPER LABORATORY

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Mr. Rosenberg currently is Associate Director of the Cyber Systems Gro ...

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DR. JOHN DUKE ANTHONY

FOUNDING PRESIDENT & CEO

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON U.S.-ARAB RELATIONS

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Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and Chief Executive Of ...

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MR. KARIM BABAY

FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER AND CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

IVIP CAPITAL

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Mr. Babay founded Intrinsic Value Investment Partners (IVIP) in 2009 a ...

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MR. PETER GISH

PARTNER

UPC RENEWABLES

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Peter Gish has served on the Board of Directors of First Wind (formerl ...

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Dr. MUHAMMAD MUNIR CHAUDRY

Ph.D. PRESIDENT

IFANCA

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Dr. Muhammad Chaudry a career food technologist received his academic ...

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MR. MICHAEL R. BREW

PARTNER, CARTER, DELUCA

FARRELL & SCHMIDT LLP

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Michael Brew received a B.S., Biology, Cornell University, 1988; J.D., ...

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MR. FAREED OSMAN

CHAIRMAN

ANTIGRAVITY GROUP

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Fareed Osman is Chairman of the Antigravity Group, a holdings firm wit ...

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MR. STEVE LUTES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Steve Lutes is Director of Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the ...

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MR. MOHAMMED ELKHASHAB

CEO & PRESIDENT

REACH MEDIA INC

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Mohamed Elkhashab has been the CEO and President of Reach Media Inc. ...

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MR. MOHAMED MALOUCHE

CHAIRMAN

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Mohamed Malouche is the board chairman of the largest Tunisian profess ...

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General WESLEY K. CLARK (ret.)

CEO

WESLEY K. CLARK & ASSOCIATES, LLC

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General Wesley K. Clark, (ret.) rose to the rank of four-star general ...

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MR. ROBERT D. ("BOB") HORMATS

VICE CHAIRMAN

KISSINGER ASSOCIATES, Inc.

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Mr. Robert D. "Bob" Hormats is Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates. ...

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MR. ORVILLE SCHELL

ARTHUR ROSS DIRECTOR

CENTER ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS, ASIA SOCIETY

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Mr. Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-C ...

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Dr. FRED MOAVENZADEH

FORMER PRESIDENT

MASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh served as the President of Masdar Institute of Sc ...

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MR. MAURICE SONNENBERG

SENIOR, INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR

GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC

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Mr. Maurice Sonnenberg is the Senior International Advisor to Guggenhe ...

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MR. V. JAMES ONALFO

FORMER CIO & DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Mr. James ("Jim") Onalfo was coaxed out of retirement by Police Commis ...

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MR. KEITH GENTILE

DIRECTOR, AIR FORCE & SPECIAL PROGRAMMES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WEST

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Mr. Keith ("Spike") Gentile is an experienced military and business de ...

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MR. JOSEPH M. CARRIERE

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC, PURSUITS & ACTING DIRECTOR

Ew/CYBER, L-3 COMMUNICATIONS, ADVANCE PROGRAMS DIVISIONS

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Mr. Joseph M. Carriere provides senior leadership and expertise to L-3 ...

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MR. RUSS QUINN

DIRECTOR, AIR FORCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS EAST

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Mr. Russ Quinn is an experienced military, diplomatic and business dev ...

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MR. PAT HOLUB

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS EAST

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Mr. Pat Holub is an experienced warrior diplomat and business developm ...

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MR. BRYAN BERTHY

DIRECTOR, MISSION SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

LOCKHEED MARTIN AERONAUTICS

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Mr. Bryan Berthy is the Director of Mission Systems for Engineering an ...

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MR. MICHAEL G. DINNING

DIRECTOR, MULTIMODAL PROGRAMME AND PARTNERSHIPS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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Mr. Michael G. Dinning is Director of Multimodal Programs and Partners ...

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Dr. RAHMAT SHOURESHI

PROVOST & VICE PRESIDENT

NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi joined NYIT as provost and vice president for aca ...

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Dr. RAE ZIMMERMAN

PROFESSOR OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

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Dr. Rae Zimmerman is Professor of Planning and Public Administration a ...

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MR. TIM BAKER

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

NEW YORK CITY

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Mr. Tim Baker is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at MTA Bridges ...

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MS. PRACHI VAKHARIA

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & EXPANSION

RIDEAMIGOS

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Ms. Prachi Vakharia leads Business Development and Expansion at RideAm ...

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MR. MYSORE NAGARAJA

CHAIRMAN & CO-FOUNDER

SPARTAN SOLUTIONS, LLC

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Mr. Mysore Nagaraja is Chairman and Co-founder of Spartan Solutions, L ...

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MR. FENIOSKY PENA-MORA

COMMISSIONER

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

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Mr. Feniosky Peña-Mora is a leading engineer with vast experience mana ...

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MR. STEVE FLEISCHLI

DIRECTOR & SENIOR ATTORNEY, WATER PROGRAM

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENCE COUNCIL

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Mr. Steve Fleischli is a Senior Attorney* and Director of the Water Pr ...

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Dr. TARIQ SAMAD

CORPORATE FELLOW & GLOBAL INNOVATION LEADER

HONEYWELL AUTOMATION & CONTROLSOLUTIONS

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Dr. Tariq Samad is a Corporate Fellow with Honeywell Automation and Co ...

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MR. MICHAEL SONNENFELDT

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

TIGER 21

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Mr. Michael Sonnenfeldt is the founder of TIGER 21, the nation's premi ...

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MR. JAMES KAPLAN

PARTNER

MCKINSEY & COMPANY

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Mr. James Kaplan is a Partner in McKinsey & Company's Business Technol ...

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MS. ANA C. ROLD

FOUNDER & PUBLISHER

DIPLOMATIC COURIER

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Ms. Ana Carcani Rold is the Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of ...

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Dr. MASSOUD AMIN

PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

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Dr. Massoud Amin is Chairman of the IEEE Smart Grid and Chairman of th ...

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MR. ANDREAS SANDRE

PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, EMBASSY OF ITALY

WASHINGTON, DC

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Mr. Andreas Sandre is a Press and Public Affairs Officer at the Embass ...

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MR. SETH M. CANNON

PARTNER

CARTER, DELUCA, FARRELL & SCHMIDT, LLP

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Mr. Seth Cannon, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young Universit ...

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MR. LOUIS ("LOU") ZACHARILLA

CO FOUNDER

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY FORUM

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Mr. Louis ("Lou") Zacharilla is a social entrepreneur who is credited ...

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MR.SUNEET SINGH TULI

FOUNDER & CEO

DATAWIND LTD

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Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli is the founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd., and res ...

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MR. RAJ PANDE

PARTNER

HUTTON & WILLIAMS

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Mr. Raj Pande has more than 20 years extensive experience advising cli ...

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MR. WILLIAM R. GREGORY

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM SERVICES

ULTISAT

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Mr. William R. Gregory is a seasoned emerging markets business leader, ...

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MR. M.G. ("MOE") ABUTALEB

CEO

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Mr. M. G. ("Moe") Abutaleb is a seasoned executive who has been involv ...

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MR. HAMPTON DOWLING

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

HCB GROUP LLC

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Mr. Hampton Dowling is the Managing Partner of his own international p ...

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MR. MOHAMMAD ADIL “MAK” KHAN-QASMI

PRESIDENT

US HALAL ASSOCIATION

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Mr. Mohammad Adil "Mak" Khan-Qasmi is an expert on South Asian and Mid ...

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MR. JOHN P. DESROCHER

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE

EGYPT AND MAGHREB AFFAIRS

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Mr. John Desrocher took up his current position in September 2014. Dur ...

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MR.PAUL C. HOMSY

PARTNER

EATON & VAN WINKLE

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Mr. Paul C. Homsy has more than 30 years of experience in the Middle E ...

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MR. STEVE CURREN

ACTING CHEIF

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION BRANCH, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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Mr. Steve Curren is Acting Director of the Division of Resilience and ...

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MR. LUKE RITTER

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

RIDGE GLOBAL

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Mr. Luke Ritter is Executive Vice President at Ridge Global, the strat ...

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MR. DAVID BATSFORD

CHAIRMAN AND CEO

SMARTPOINTS TECHNOLOGY

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Mr. David Batsford is a seasoned international executive and a success ...

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MR. JOHN OLDFIELD

CEO

WASH ADVOCATES

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Mr. John Oldfield leads the efforts of WASH Advocates to increase awar ...

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MR. CHUCK MITMAN

MANAGING PARTNER

RAINMAKER WORLDWIDE, INC

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Mr. Chuck Mitman is the Managing Partner at Rainmaker Worldwide, a fir ...

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Dr. MARK MCGRANAGHAN

VICE PRESIDENT

ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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Dr. Mark McGranaghan is Vice President of the Power Delivery and Utili ...

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Dr. ERFAN IBRAHIM

CENTER DIRECTOR

CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS SECURITY & RESILIENCE R&D, NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB

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Dr. Erfan Ibrahim is the Center Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Se ...

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Dr. KEITH MCNEIL

CEO

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS ENGLAND

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Dr. Keith McNeil is an internationally recognized expert in the fields ...

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Dr. FADI BITAR

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EXTERNAL MEDICAL AFFAIRS AND CO-FOUNDER, BRAVE HEART FOUNDATION, )

DIRECTOR OF THE CHILDREN'S HEART CENTER AT AUBMC;

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Dr. Fadi Bitar is the Associate Dean for External Medical Affairs, the ...

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Dr. JOHN P. ENTELIS

PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

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Dr. John P. Entelis is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the ...

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MR. JASON SCHER

ASSOCIATE

CARTER, DELUCA, FARRELL & SCHMIDT LLP

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Mr. Jason B. Scher received a B.S., Mechanical Engineering with a Mino ...

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MR. ROBERT J. CASTRO

FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATES

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Mr. Robert Castro serves at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of O ...

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Dr. SHARRI R. CLARK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICER

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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Dr. Sharri Clark is a Foreign Affairs officer in the Bureau of Counter ...

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