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WORLD-CLASS SPEAKERS

Francis
Ford Coppola

Creativity

Gen. David
Petraeus

Leadership

Amy
Edmondson

Organizational Change

Anne
Chow

High

Performance Teams

Gary
Hamel

Strategy

Jon McNeill

Innovation

Modupe
Akinola

Diversity & Inclusion

Felipe
Gomez

Self-Managment

Angela
Ahrendts DBE

Business Transformation

One of the greatest directors and filmmakers of all time

Francis Ford Coppola is a highly renowned film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has won multiple prestigious awards, including five Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Palmes d’Or, and a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA). Coppola’s most notable films, such as The Godfather trilogy – which transformed the gangster genre – and Apocalypse Now, have established him as one of the most significant filmmakers in American history.

His latest film, Megalopolis, is due to be released in 2024.  Apart from his filmmaking career, Coppola has expanded his horizons into the wine and hospitality industry, establishing the Francis Ford Coppola Presents brand, which offers various resorts, cafes, and wineries located in California, Guatemala, and Belize. 

Former Director of the CIA and United States Army General

A highly decorated general and one of the most prominent combat commanders in American history, Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.) has dedicated his life to public service, leading military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan and then serving as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  His illustrious military career spanned over 37 years and included six command roles, five of which were during combat. General Petraeus is the only person in U.S. Army history to be the top graduate in both the U.S. Army’s challenging Ranger School and the year-long U.S. Army Command and General Staff College course. 

Post-military, he steered the CIA, amplifying global counterterrorism efforts and expanding intelligence outreach, before transitioning to the private sector, where he currently holds positions as a Partner at KKR, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, and a Kissinger Fellow at Yale University.

Authority on Psychological Safety at Harvard Business School

A renowned expert on organizational learning and leadership and the world’s #1 ranked management thinker, Amy Edmondson has been studying psychological safety and workplace behaviors for more than 20 years.  The Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, Edmondson helps organizations identify barriers to success that are often hidden inside a workplace culture. Her work has helped major firms vastly improve performance by building an environment of psychological safety, transparency and collaborative teaming.

She is the bestselling author of The Fearless Organization, and the recently published Right Kind of Wrong, which won the Financial Times Business Book of the Year 2023.

Groundbreaking leader and former CEO at AT&T Business

With a remarkable career spanning more than 30 years, Anne Chow is a pioneering figure in the enterprise world. She was the first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s 140+ year history, overseeing AT&T Business, a global operating unit with a workforce of 35,000 and a value of $35 billion. She has been widely recognized as a role model for inclusive leadership, driving success at the intersection of people, culture, and technology. Twice named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Chow is currently Lead Director on the Board of Directors of FranklinCovey and also serves on the Board of Directors of 3M. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Professor of Executive Education at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

World-renowned business thinker and management innovator

Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers who has led transformational efforts in some of the world’s most notable companies helping to create billions of dollars in shareholder value. For over four decades, Hamel has served on the faculty of the London Business School and he is the director of the Management Lab. Hamel is an author of landmark books such as Competing for the Future, The Future of Management and Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them. The Wall Street Journal has ranked Hamel as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy.”

Innovator and former President of Tesla Motors

A visionary leader and serial entrepreneur, Jon McNeill teaches organizations how to exponentially scale businesses and drive disruptive innovation. As former President of Tesla, he oversaw a 10-fold increase in sales from $2 billion to $20 billion in just three years. In 2018, he became COO at ride-hailing app Lyft, where he helped prepare the company to go public, growing revenue from $800 million to $2 billion in the process. 

Currently, McNeill is a Managing Director at DVx Ventures, a growth-stage venture platform, and serves on several boards of companies including General Motors, Lululemon and Stash Financial.

Authority on organizational performance and diversity at Columbia Business School

Modupe Akinola is a leading authority on organizational performance and diversity, and an Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School. She advises leaders on managing stress, diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives and women’s leadership and her research on stress and discrimination has been published in numerous academic journals and media outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, and The Economist.

Before becoming an academic, Akinola was the head of diversity at Bain & Co., where she contributed to the organization’s recruitment and retention framework for people of color.  She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard.

World’s leading expert on organizational trust

Stephen M. R. Covey is the bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust and Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine.

Musician and expert in entrepreneurship, innovation and virtuosity

With more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and senior management experience, Felipe Gómez has developed a powerful set of proven tools that helps leaders, teams and organizations to reach extraordinary performance. Leveraging his passion for music and with a grand piano on stage, Felipe will inspire his audience and provide tools to consistently aim for operational excellence, create meaningful connections and build effective cultures of innovation. Gómez is the author of the best-selling book, Attitude-E: The Method for Being Entrepreneurial and Fulfilling your Dreams.

Former SVP, Apple Retail and CEO at Burberry

Consistently recognized over the past decade as one of the world’s top global executives, Angela Ahrendts DBE is best known for her tenure as Senior Vice President at Apple Retail and for her nine years as CEO at Burberry.  At Apple, Ahrendts was responsible for integrating Apple’s physical and digital businesses, creating a seamless customer journey for over a billion visitors a year and re-crafting roles for 70,000 employees globally.  At Burberry she transformed the fortunes of the brand, tripling the business and quadrupling the share price with a focus on culture and values.  Ahrendts is currently Chair of the Board of Save the Children and a member of the Board of Directors of Ralph Lauren Corp., Airbnb, WPP, and charity: water.


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In 2023, the World Business Forum provided a spotlight on how purpose in business can help navigate these uncharted waters of change. However, we only scratched the surface. As we look even deeper it becomes clear just how profound the topic is for organizations today. Great leadership is, in many ways, synonymous with purpose.

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 2024 AGENDA

WEDNESDAY

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October
2024

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

GARY HAMEL

Strategy
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

ANGELA AHRENDTS

Business Transformation
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

JON MCNEIL

Innovation: Tesla Case
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MODUPE AKINOLA

Diversity & Inclusion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Coffee Break

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

FELIPE GOMEZ

Self-Management
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Networking Cocktail Hour

THURSDAY

24

October
2024

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

AMY EDMONDSON

Organizational Change
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Coffee Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

ANNE CHOW

High Performance Teams
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Lunch

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STEPHEN M.R. COVEY

Talent
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GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS

Leadership
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Coffee Break

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FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA

Creativity

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