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These visionaries are overcoming society’s most daunting challenges with the right mix of technology and real-world insights. And they’re ready to tell you how to do the same.

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President, and CEO

Maya Leibman
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
American Airlines

Dr. Michio Kaku
Renowned Physicist, Futurist, and Popularizer of Science

Jensen Huang
Founder, President and CEO

Aaron Levie
Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder & Chairman

Dr. John E. Kelly III
Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research

Dr. Mae Jemison
Astronaut, Engineer, Physician, Lead, 100 Year Starship, Founder and President, The Jemison Group

Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer
American Cancer Society, Inc.

Arvind Krishna
Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, and Director of IBM Research

David Kenny
Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Dave McKay
President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael White
IBM-Maersk Joint Venture

Barbry McGann
Senior Vice President, Product Management

Walkiria Schirrmeister Marchetti

André Coisne
Chief Executive Officer
Orange Bank

Alice Keung
Senior Vice-President and Chief Transformation Officer
Economical Insurance

Lisa Ling
Executive Producer & Host of CNN's This is Life with Lisa Ling

Bob Picciano
Senior Vice President, IBM Cognitive Systems

Tom Rosamilia
Senior Vice President, IBM Systems

Sal Khan
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Khan Academy

Rob Thomas
General Manager, IBM Analytics

Kareem Yusuf
General Manager, Watson IoT

Martin Jetter
Senior Vice President, IBM Global Technology Services

Bettina Warburg
Co-Founder of Animal Ventures

Dr. D.J. Patil
Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist (2015-2017) at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Inhi Cho Suh
General Manager, Watson Customer Engagement

Mark Foster
Senior Vice President, Global Business Services

Marc Altshuller
General Manager, Business Analytics

Marc van Zadelhoff
General Manager, IBM Security

David Katz
Founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank

Jessica Pointing
Quantum Computing Researcher at MIT and Harvard, Founder of Optimize Guide

Tanmay Bakshi
Algorithmist, Neural Network Architect, and Author

Beth Smith
General Manager, Watson Data and AI

Geoffrey Moore
Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner of TCG Advisors

Dr. John Graham-Cumming
Chief Technical Officer, CloudFlare

Cindy Compert
CTO for Data Privacy and Security, IBM Security

Jeff Jonas
Founder and Chief Scientist, Senzing, Inc.

Ted Julian
VP of Product Management, and Co-Founder, IBM Resilient

Marie Wieck
General Manager, IBM Blockchain

Steve Robinson
General Manager, Client Technical Engagement, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Bruce Schneier
Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient and Special Advisor, IBM Security

Jason McGee
General Manager, IBM Cloud Integration

Sridhar Muppidi
IBM Fellow, CTO for Information Risk & Protection

Wendi Whitmore
Global Partner, IBM Security Services

Fletcher Previn
Chief Information Officer, IBM

Jennifer Ryan Crozier
President, IBM International Foundation & Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship

Koos Lodewijkx
Vice President, CTO at IBM Security

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History and Host of COSMOS: A Space Time Odyssey

Steve Smith
Veteran Astronaut and Spacewalker, MBA, Diplomat, Director, Venture Capital Adviser, and former IBM Product Manager

Bob Schultz
General Manager, Watson Talent and Collaboration Solutions

Hillery Hunter
IBM Fellow, Director Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure

Bryson Koehler
GM and CTO, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Mike Errity
Vice President IBM Resiliency Services, North America

Faiyaz Shahpurwala
General Manager, IBM Cloud Platform

Diane Gherson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Kohei Itoh
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
Keio University

Roe J. McFarlane
Chief Digital Product Development & Marketing Officer
Follett Higher Education Group

Wade Davis
Former NFL Player, Equality Advocate & Educator

Bridget van Kralingen
Senior Vice President, IBM Global Industry Platforms

Derek Schoettle
General Manager of Watson Data Platform for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Frank Yiannas
Vice President, Food Safety

Jen Zick
Vice President, Direct Marketing

Ajay Patel
SVP/GM, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit
VMware, Inc.

Craig B. Thompson, MD
President and CEO
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center