Summits

Ideagen's 2020 Digital Summits


Global Partnerships Summit: October 9th, 2020 

The Global Partnerships Summits on October 9th will conclude the 17 days of sustainability and will correspond to goal number 17, "Partnerships for the Goals" Our mission at this summit is to highlight and emphasize the importance of global partnerships in achieving the SDG's by 2030.

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Annual Empowering Women and Girls Summit 

The Empowering Women and Girls Summit on October 8th will correspond to goal number 5, "Gender Equality" during our 17 Days of Sustainability. Our mission at this summit is to bring together and empower women leaders around the globe.


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Kate Johnson, President of Microsoft US



17 Days of Sustainability

September 17th - October 9th, 2020  

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This summit Reached over 57 Million People 

During Ideagen's “17 Days of Sustainability”, highlighting one goal per day, Ideagen will showcase how the world’s leading organizations are addressing these goals. Achieving the Global Goals is only possible through the education, awareness, and collaboration of individuals and organizations who strive for a better society and planet. A key highlight during the 17 Days of Sustainability will include a spotlight on Global Goal 5, Gender Equality, during Ideagen's Annual Empowering Women & Girls Summit on October 8, and Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals, during our Annual Ideagen Global Partnerships Summit on October 9. 

Ideagen's 17 Days of Sustainability, 17 Global Goals including over 100 Speakers, Leaders, and Luminaries, from across sectors sharing insights, perspectives and partnerships to achieve the Global Goals by 2030.


September 17th - SDG #1: No Poverty  

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Speakers: Day 1

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Nancy Youssef: Chief Business Development Officer, Soles 4 Souls 
  • Connie Hu: Head of Operations and Logistics, ThirdLove
  • Atul Tandon: CEO of Opportunity International



September 18th - SDG #2: Zero Hunger

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Speakers: Day 2

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Cristina Shapiro: President, Impact Fund for Children at UNICEF USA
  • Kari Armbruster: Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Project Manager at Kroger
  • Andrew Rzepa: Partner at Gallup’s London Office 
  • Luq Niazi: IBM Global Managing Director, Consumer Industries
  • Stefan Fürnsinn: Senior Vice President, Crop & Digital Solutions at Yara International



September 21st - SDG #3: Good Health & Well-Being

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Speakers: Day 3

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Dr. Michael J. Manyak: Global Medical Affairs Executive Director for GlaxoSmithKline
  • Jane Adams: Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Canada for J&J
  • Tim Paydos: Vice President & General Manager, IBM Government
  • Dr. Rhonda Medows: President, population health management and CEO, Ayin Health Solutions
  • David L. Casey: Vice President of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer for CVS Health
  • Cristina Shapiro: President, Impact Fund for Children at UNICEF USA.
  • Dr. Kyu Rhee: Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation



September 22nd - SDG #4: Quality Education

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Speakers: Day 4

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S AI and Sustainability Strategy
  • Dr. Peggy Pelonis: ACS Athens President 
  • Annie Constantinides: Athletic Director at ACS Athens 
  • Julie Wolman: President of Widener University PA
  • David Gleason: Clinical Psychologist and author
  • Ann Marie Martinou: student at ACS
  • Kam Chohan: COO of The Educational Collaborative for International Schools
  • Ornella Muca: Student at Berkeley
  • Jane Oates: President of WorkingNation
  • Eric Bing: CEO, College of Health Care Professions
  • Jeanne Contardo: VP and  Managing Director, Capital CoLAB
  • Scott Pulsipher: President Western Governors University
  • Lynn Pasquerella: President Association of
  • American Colleges and Universities
  • Pascale Charlot: President of the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade Community College
  • Aleschia Velasquez: Director of Barnard Pre-College Programs
  • Casey Near: Executive Director of Counseling at College Wise 
  • Mahveen Azam: Manager Programs and Partnerships at the American University’s School of International Service
  • Atul Tandon: CEO of Opportunity International
  • Kim Smith: IBM Global Vice President
  • Neal Vedullapalli: Lead Organizer of Creative Children for Charity
  • Harvin Park: Organizer for Creative Children for Charity Mireya: Founder of Kids for America
  • Dr. Valerie J. Calderon: Senior Consultant at Gallup
  • Diana Birkett Rakow: Vice President, External Relations Alaska Airlines
  • Charu Jain: Vice President Merchandising & Innovation, Alaska Airlines 
  • Candice M. Smith: Director, Engineering Strategy & Operations, The Boeing Company 
  • Sheri Hashemi: Integrated Product Team Lead at Boeing



September 23rd - SDG #6: Clean Water & Sanitation

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Speakers: Day 5

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S AI and Sustainability Strategy
  • Mary Millben: Award-Winning Actress & Singer
  • Ideagen Leadership Team



September 24th - SDG #7: Affordable and Clean Energy

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Speakers: Day 6

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S AI and Sustainability Strategy
  • Brad Gammons: Global Managing Director, IBM Energy, Environment and Utilities
  • Jigar Shah: President & Co-Founder of Generate Capital
  • Neil Gerber: Director of New Energy & Blockchain in IBM’s Energy, Environment & Utilities Industry
  • Katherine Neebe: VP of national engagement and strategy and chief sustainability officer for Duke Energy
  • Heather Lux: Strategic Director at Microsoft
  • Dr. Sonia Van Ballaert: Global Client Director at IBM Global Markets
  • Jeff Welser: VP of Exploratory Science and University Partnerships, IBM Research



September 25th - SDG #8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

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Speakers: Day 7

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S AI and Sustainability Strategy
  • John P. Calamos, Sr: Founder, Chairman, and Global Chief Investment Officer Calamos Investments
  • Paula Tavares: Senior Legal and Gender Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Jane Oates: President of WorkingNation
  • Matthew Sigelman: CEO of Burning Glass Technologies
  • Robert Reiss: Founder and CEO, The CEO Forum Group
  • M.R. Rangaswami: Founder at Indiaspora Forum, Co-Founder Sand Hill Group, Founder at Corporate Eco Forum
  • Charlotte Keenan: Head of the Office Corporate Engagement International and Global Head of 10,000 Women at Goldman Sachs
  • Seanice Lojede: C.E.O Blu Flamingo Digital Africa



September 28th - SDG #9: Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure 

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Speakers: Day 8

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S AI and Sustainability Strategy
  • Jane Adams: Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Canada for J&J
  • Camila Borda Kaul: Founder & CEO of Just a Squiggle Head of Sales Development and Strategy at Google
  • Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink: Head of Product Impact at Google.org
  • Scott Leher: CEO & Founding Partner The Underground Group
  • Harley Tat: Chief Creative Officer The Underground Group
  • Sharon Price John: President and Chief Executive Officer of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc



September 29th - SDG #10: Reduced Inequalities

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Speakers: Day 9

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S AI and Sustainability Strategy
  • Kurt Yaeger: Actor, Producer, & an Advocate for Performers with Disability
  • Steven James Tingus: Actor, Executive Producer, & Disability Inclusion Expert 
  • Dr. Robert J. Brown: CEO & Founder of B&C International Former advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
  • Viola Davis: American Actress and Producer, Academy Award, Emmy Award, and two Tony Award winner
  • Julius Tennon: Actor and Producer
  • Lindsay Torrico: Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, United Way Worldwide
  • Candice M. Smith: Director, Engineering Strategy & Operations, The Boeing Company
  • Sheri Hashemi: Integrated Product Team Lead at Boeing & PhD Student
  • Simon Bland: Chief Executive Officer Global Institute for Disease Elimination, Abu Dhabi
  • David L. Casey: Vice President of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer for CVS Health



September 30th - SDG #11: Sustainable Cities & Communities 

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Speakers: Day 10

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S AI and Sustainability Strategy
  • Gerton Van Den Akker: Diplomat, Head of Health, Labour & Social Affairs, EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva
  • Donovan Guin: US Lead, Tolling, and Congestion Pricing, and SAP Lead for State, Local, and Education Accounts at IBM
  • Miroslav Holecy: Government Industry Leader and CTO at IBM
  • Scott Frisch: EVP and Chief Operating Officer at AARP
  • Dr. Christine Galib: Senior Director of Programs at The Ion
  • Deanea LeFlore: Senior Director, Partnerships at The Ion
  • Joshua Leonard: Character Designer - Creator of Team Supreme
  • Steven James Tingus: Actor, Executive Producer, & Disability Inclusion Expert



October 1st - SDG #12: Responsible Consumption & Production

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Speakers: Day 11

  • Lisa Zwack: Head of Sustainability at Kroger
  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink: Head of Product Impact at Google.org
  • Chef Maria Loi: Founder and Corporate Executive Chef of Loi Brand
  • Paul Surin: Global Lead Built Environment at IBM



October 2nd - SDG #13: Climate Action

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Speakers: Day 12

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier: Chief UNCTAD New York Office
  • James Keach: Actor, Director, Producer
  • Peter Fatelnig: Delegation of the EU to the United States of America
  • Mike Hayes: Global Renewables Leader, KPMG
  • Mark Fitzgerald: Principal in KPMG's International Development Services
  • Dr. Sidhant Gupta: Strategy advisor at Microsoft
  • Dan Morris: Principal Scientist at Microsoft 
  • Elle Carberry: Director, Strategy & Sustainability, IBM Energy, Environment and Utility Industries
  • Kathryn W. Guarini: Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research and Vice President for Impact Science
  • Neil Gerber: Director of New Energy & Blockchain in IBM’s Energy, Environment & Utilities Industry
  • Dr. Murray Simpson: IBM GBS Climate, Sustainability, and Transition Services



October 5th - SDG #14: Life Below Water

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Speakers: Day 13

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Ambassador Paolo ZampolliUnited Nations Ambassador of The Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Alf-Gøran Knutsen: CEO, Kvarøy Salmon
  • Luq Niazi: IBM Global Managing Director, Consumer Industries
  • Diana Birkett Rakow: Vice President, External Relations Alaska Airlines
  • Charu Jain: Vice President Merchandising & Innovation, Alaska Airlines



October 6th - SDG #15: Life On Land

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Speakers: Day 14

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Jason Kelley: General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services
  • Dr. Sidhant Gupta: Strategy advisor at Microsoft
  • Dan Morris: Principal Scientist at Microsoft
  • Minister Harry Theoharis: Minister of Tourism Hellenic Republic



October 7th - SDG #16: Peace Justice & Strong Institutions 

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Speakers: Day 15

  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI, and Sustainability Strategy
  • Alexandra Mitsotakis: Co-founder & President of World Human Forum
  • Khalil Osiris: Founder, Reflecting Freedom Network
  • Jochen Sandig: Co-founder, Vice-president World Human Forum
  • Nick Larigakis: President American Hellenic Institute
  • Evangelos Apostolakis: Former Minister of Defense Greece
  • Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis: Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
  • General Craig Nixon: Founder and CEO Nixon Six Solutions
  • JD Crouch: CEO of United Service Organization
  • Richard Haass: President, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ambassador John Negroponte: Vice Chairman McLarty Associates




 EU Global Goals Digital Summit

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July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th  

Our mission at this Summit was to focus on the progress of the European Union to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As we are on the runway to 2030 it is essential, now more than ever, to ensure a sustainable future!

Speakers Include: 

  • Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis: EU Ambassador to the US
  • Gretchen O’Hara: Microsoft VP US AI & Sustainability Strategy & Partnership 
  • Simon Bland: Chief Executive Officer Global Institute for Disease Elimination, Abu Dhabi
  • Minister Harry Theoharis: Minister of Tourism Hellenic Republic
  • John P. Calamos, Sr: Founder, Chairman and Global CIO Calamos Investments
  • Luq Niazi: IBM Global Managing Director, Consumer Industries
  • Dr. Peggy Pelonis: ACS Athens President
  • Gerton van den Akker: EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva
  • Vangelis Morfis: Marketing & Operations Director for Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli: President & Co-Founder, WIC; Co-Founder & CMO, Meylah
  • Maria Gabriella Anagnostopoulos: Project Manager & Financial Analyst, Envolve Entrepreneurship, Greece
  • Effie Tsiotsiou: Executive Director & Director of Education, Onassis Foundation
  • Jimmy Athanasopoulos: Libra Social Programs and Chair of Envolve Entrepreneurship
  • Kiran Bir Sethi: founder The Riverside School and Design For Change
  • Kam Chohan: COO at ECIS
  • Mark Wolper: President and Executive producer - The Wolper Organization
  • Lydia Pinirou: Student Royal Holloway Uni UK
  • Hanne Dalmut: Sr. Director, Partnership Development at Concordia
  • Melina Taprantzi: Founder of Wise Greece
  • Michalis Stangos: Co-Founder ID-GC
  • Vassilis Michailidis: Chief of Staff at The HOME Project
  • Yanna Darili: Media Executive
  • Elina Pipa: Athens (ACS) Student
  • Nick Larigakis:  President, American Hellenic Institute
  • Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis: Former Greece Minister of National Defense
  • Ioannis Vrailas: Greek Ambassador to the European Union - Brussels
  • Chef Maria Loi: Founder and Corporate Executive Chef of Loi Brand
  • Archika Dogra: Founder and Executive Director of Innoverge
  • Christina Venos: ACS Athens Faculty


Annual Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Digital Summit

This Summit reached over 18 million people worldwide!

June 4th & 5th 

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Our mission at this summit was to focus on global innovation with topics including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence for Good, Cloud for Good, Disruption of Aging, and more as well as maintaining a drive to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers include: 

  • Richard Haass: President, Council on Foreign Relations 
  • Gretchen O’Hara: Microsoft VP US AI & Sustainability Strategy & Partnership 
  • BJ Moore: Executive Vice President and CIO at Providence St. Joseph Health
  •  Mary Millben: Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Actress
  •  Atul Tandon: CEO of Opportunity International
  • Scott Frisch: EVP & COO, AARP
  •  Sharon Price John: President & CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Jean Accius: Senior VP for AARP Global Thought Leadership
  • Peter Fatelnig: Minister-Counsellor of Digital Economy Policy of the EU to the US
  • Chantal Line Carpentier: Chief of New York Office UNCTAD
  • M.R. Rangaswami: Founder at Indiaspora Forum, co-founded Sand Hill Group, a founder at Corporate Eco Forum
  • Mark Fitzgerald: Principal in KPMG's International Development Services
  • Steven James Tingus: National Disability Policy and Diversity & Inclusion Expert / Actor & Executive Producer
  • Mike Hayes: Global Renewables Leader, KPMG
  • Sidhant Gupta: Strategy Advisor at Microsoft, Ideagen Board Member
  • Anita Whitehead: Principal, Development and Exempt Organizations at KPMG 
  • Estaban Olivares: Director of Educational Development & University Partnerships
  • Kevin Donnellan: Ideagen Advisory Board Chairman and Chief of Staff AARP
  • Karolyn Hart: Founder & CEO of Inspire Hub
  • Renee McAlpin: Manager of the EduQuality Programme, Opportunity EduFinance
  • Stacy Haller: CEO at Brightfocus Foundation
  • Cecilia Arradaza: Executive Director, Strategy at wondrous
  • Phyllis Barkman Ferrell: Global Lead, External Engagement, Alzheimer’s and Neurodegeneration at Eli Lily and Company
  • Scott Kaiser: MD Family Physician and Geriatrician, Chief Innovation Officer at Motion Picture and Television Fund
  • Dr. Clark Lagarias: Distinguished Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of California Davis
  • George Sifakis: Founder & CEO Ideagen
  • Todd Lohr: Principal, U.S. Practice Leader for Digital Consulting at KPMG
  • Mohammed Younis: Senior Software Engineer at Blueprint Technologies
  • Sarah Muckler-Visser: Global Director, Microsoft Partner Network Go-To-Market
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli: Business Leader, Cloud Thought Leader, Smart Cities, Women In Cloud, TEDx & UN Speaker Board Member, Entrepreneur
  • James Keach: Award-Winning Actor, Director, Writer, and Producer
  • Charlotte Keenan: Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
  • Seanice Lojede: Group CEO at Blu Flamingo Digital Africa
  • Cristina Shapiro: President of the Impact Fund for Children and the Bridge Fund at UNICEF USA
  • Sreeram Visvanathan: IBM's Global Managing Director for Government, Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Vasiliki Argeroplos: Social Entrepreneur
  • Jackie O’Hara: Pre-medical student at UC Berkeley


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