Keynotes

Keynote Presentation

Thursday, April 30
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Carla O'Dell, CEO, APQC

About Carla O'Dell

As one of the chief gurus in knowledge management, celebrated author of three best-selling books, Carla O’Dell is at the epicenter of the best and brightest in KM. As CEO of APQC, Carla has a unique perspective about what really matters in KM and how to make it work for your organization. Renowned for her thought provoking and interactive presentations, Carla is consistently among the highest-rated speakers at conferences.


Keynote Presentation

Thursday, April 30
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
David Eagleman, Renowned Neuroscientist and International Best-Selling Author

About David Eagleman

David Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. His most recent book, the New York Times best-seller Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, explores the neuroscience “under the hood” of the conscious mind — in other words, all the aspects of neural function to which we have no awareness or access.


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Friday, May 1
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Alex Pentland, Leading IT Scientist and Author

About Alex "Sandy" Pentland

If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Dr. Pentland is revered as a pioneer in organizational engineering, mobile information systems, and computational social science. Forbes named him one of the “seven most powerful data scientists in the world.” He is among the most-cited computational scientists and a pioneer in computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (GoogleGlass), image understanding, and modern biometrics.


Keynote Presentation

Friday, May 1
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Andy Hines, Futurist and Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Univeristy of Houston Foresight Program

About Andy Hines

Dr. Andy Hines is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight, bringing together his experience as an organizational, consulting, and academic futurist. He is motivated by a professional hunger to make foresight practical and useful, and he believes that it can help deliver the insight that is so needed in today’s organizations and the world. His goal, he says, is to infect as many change agents as possible with this message.