Co-author with C.K.Prahalad of the bestselling book, The New Age of Innovation, M.S. Krishnan is Professsor of Business Information Technology at the University of Michigan Business School. He is also a Co-Director of the Center for Global Resource Leverage: India at the Michigan Business School.
Dr. Krishnan’s research articles have appeared in several journals including Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review. He has also consulted with leading companies including Ford, NBC, Marketics and IBM.
A champion of design and integrative thinking, Roger Martin is Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches Strategic Management. The Times (of London) and Forbes.com have included him among the 50 top management thinkers in the world, and in 2010 Bloomberg BusinessWeek named him as one of the world’s 27 most inﬂuential designers. He was also named by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a 'B-School All-Star' for being one of the 10 most inﬂuential business professors in the world and one of its seven 'Innovation Gurus.'
He has published several books, including The Opposable Mind and The Design of Business.
SESSION(S): Design Thinking: The Next Competitive Advantage
Jeanne Meister is acknowledged as one of today’s most inﬂuential training professionals. She is the co-author of The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today and a founding partner of Future Workplace, a consulting ﬁrm dedicated to assisting organizations in rethinking, re-imagining and reinventing the workplace.
A visionary thought leader, Meister has worked as an executive coach with Chief Learning Ofﬁcers and Presidents of more than 200 different organizations in their quest to create or re-create corporate universities, learning and development solutions, and customized certiﬁcate programs.
As Innovation Ofﬁcer at P&G Larry Huston was responsible for creating and leading the company’s renowned Connect + Develop strategy. Currently Managing Director of 4iNNO, Huston is widely recognized as a thought leader in Open Innovation. His model is being adopted by hundreds of companies around the world and has been extensively analyzed by business press, from Harvard Business Review to CNBC. He has assisted CEOs from over 100 companies around the world to reinvent growth and proﬁtability through his innovation model.
A Wharton Fellow, Huston teaches innovation at the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania.
SESSION(S): Open Innovation: Turbocharging Innovation Output
In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazine’s annual "Best Companies to Work For" list.
Zappos was acquired by Amazon in November 2009 in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing. Tony's ﬁrst book, Delivering Happiness, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and has remained on the list every week since June 2010.
Paola Antonelli is senior curator in the Department of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked since 1994. Through her exhibitions, teachings and writing, she strives to promote a deeper understanding of design’s transformative and constructive inﬂuence on the world. Named one of the 25 most incisive design visionaries by Time magazine, Antonelli has curated well-received shows such as "Design and the Elastic Mind."
She has taught design history and theory at UCLA and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of Humble Masterpieces: Everyday Marvels of Design, and co-author of the 2008 book, Design and the Elastic Mind.
Greg Hall, CEO and Owner of Drillers Supply S.A., developed the drilling plan that freed 33 Chilean miners trapped underground after a copper-gold mine caved in the Atacama Desert, Chile on August 5th, 2010. Hall worked on the complex rescue plan for months before putting the plan into action on October 12, 2010. All 33 miners were brought to the surface safely.
Greg Hall is also the owner and CEO of Drillers Supply International (DSI). Hall started DSI in 1986 in Houston, Texas. Seven years later he opened the branch, Drillers Supply S.A, in Chile and another branch of DSI in Minnesota in 2000.
Hall has received many accolades and awards, such as the 1991 Presidential "E" Award for export excellence from President H.W. Bush and the Aggie 100 award for his company being one of the 100 fastest growing companies owned by a Texas A&M alumni in 2008.
He received his degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M. He and his wife live in Houston, Texas, and have three children.
Paddy Miller is Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE, a top-ranked European business school with campuses in Barcelona, Madrid and New York. Working closely with senior executives in the US, Europe, China, Russia, India and Australia, Miller has a truly global perspective on the challenges and complexities facing today’s leaders. He has helped companies such as the World Bank, Abbott Laboratories, Nike, Bacardi, Henkel, and Lufthansa drive innovation into their daily business. 'The Innovation Architect,' Paddy Miller’s new book on innovation, co-authored with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, is coming out later this year.
Johan de Nysschen is the President in charge of Audi of America, Inc. As such he is responsible for all aspects of the Audi business in the United States. de Nysschen assumed the responsibilities of the top Audi executive in the U.S. in December, 2004.
Joining Audi of America after many successful international assignments for the Audi brand, de Nysschen most recently served as the President of Audi Japan. During that assignment, he oversaw significant development of the Audi business, establishing an exclusive Audi dealer network and reconfiguring the product line-up. Audi sales in Japan more than doubled during this period.
Prior to joining Audi Japan in 1999, de Nysschen held various management positions in the automotive industry for a total of over 15 years of automotive experience. During this time he earned his MBA from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Between 1981 and 1990 Johan de Nysschen occupied positions in the Plastics/Automotive components industry, and in government service.
SESSION(S): Crisis Happens
Clayton Christensen, world-renowned for his work on innovation and disruption, is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. A highly sought-after business consultant, some of America's biggest companies invite him to advise them on their policy and implementation of innovation within their organizations. He has been featured together with Intel’s Andy Grove on the cover of Forbes under the title "Andy Grove’s big thinker: Clayton Christensen tells how to survive disruptive technologies."
A seasoned entrepreneur, Christensen has founded three successful companies: CPS Corporation, an advanced materials manufacturing company, Innosight, a consulting and training company focused on problems of strategy, innovation, and growth, and Innosight Capital.
Professor Christensen is the author of the bestselling books, Seeing What’s Next, The Innovator’s Dilemma, which received the Global Business Book Award for the best business book published in 1997, and The Innovator’s Solution, a New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek bestseller.
Christensen received an MBA with High Distinction in 1979 and his Doctorate of Business Administration in 1992 from Harvard Business School.
SESSION(S): Dominating markets through disruptive innovation
Author of the business bestseller A Whole New Mind, Pink's vast range of knowledge and expertise in the business arena have helped him become an in-demand speaker and business consultant. A sought-after lecturer, Daniel Pink has become an influential voice in topics like creativity and business, and technology and economic transformation.
He is the author of two business best sellers: A Whole New Mind, a revolutionary work exploring the principles of “right brain” thinking, considered “a miracle” by Tom Peters, and Free Agent Nation. He is a contributing editor at WIRED and his articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company, among other publications.
Pink received a BA with Honors in Linguistics from Northwestern University, and a JD from Yale Law School. A free agent himself, Dan held his last traditional job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997.
SESSION(S): Creativity & Motivation: What Fuels Talent Today
Interactive Panel Moderator (The Next Big Thing in CleanTech) - The Wall Street Journal Deputy Managing Editor and bestselling author, Alan Murray, will interview select winners, focusing on how environmental concerns are driving cutting-edge innovation.
SESSION(S): The Next Big Think in Clean Tech
Interactive Panel Speaker (The Next Big Thing in CleanTech) - Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Boston-Power.
Interactive Panel Speaker (The Next Big Thing in CleanTech) - Jonathan K. Hsu: Chief Executive Officer of Recyclebank.
Interactive Panel (Healthcare Reform) - Join Louis Burns (CEO, Care Innovations) and Mike McCallister (CEO, Humana) as they discuss their innovative partnership in response to the new healthcare environment created as a result of the 2010 federal healthcare reform legislation. Burns and McCallister will explore how Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations have learned to collaborate and innovate in an effort to transform models of care.
Interactive Panel (Healthcare Reform) - Join Mike McCallister (CEO, Humana) and Louis Burns (CEO, Care Innovations) as they discuss their innovative partnership in response to the new healthcare environment created as a result of the 2010 federal healthcare reform legislation. Burns and McCallister will explore how Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations have learned to collaborate and innovate in an effort to transform models of care.
MIX Session Moderator - Bestselling author and Editorial Director of the Management Innovation eXchange, Polly LaBarre, leads an inspirational panel focused on reinventing management.