Summits

Upcoming & Past IdeagenĀ® Summits!

Ideagens Acceleration Summit

"Connecting the Globe by 2030"

July 20th - 22nd, 2021

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Ideagen has elected city and country "chairs" to represent Ideagen and our mission in communities around the globe. From cities across the US like Seattle, Houston, Miami, New York, and Los Angels... to counties of Greece, China, India, Qatar, and more! 

Our Mission is to highlight Ideagen Cities and Countries with a spotlight on the individuals and organizations leading to develop awareness and the roadmap to achieving the UN Global Goals by 2030 with a focus on relentless empathy, inclusion, resiliency, leadership, partnerships, and technology.

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Ideagens Cloud, A.I., & Innovation Summit

May 25th - 27th, 2021

Summit Mission: Our mission at this summit is to focus on global sustainability through the lens of Cloud technologies, AI, and Innovation. In order to achieve the UN Global goals innovation is essential to develop and harness technology for global good.


*Please note each day's worth of content will be accessible starting at midnight the day of and will remain up indefinitely thereafter*

Day 1

Name/Organization 
Topic
Speakers
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MicrosoftOpening Remarks
  • Gretchen O'Hara, Microsoft VP U.S. AI & Sustainability Strategy & Partnership

AARPProduct Innovation as it Relates to Disrupt Aging
  • Joseph Coughlin, AARP Board Member and Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab
UNCTADUNCTAD's 2021 Sustainability Report & More
  • Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief UNCTAD New York Office
Women-In-Cloud, Meylah, Chai Angels, Compt, Advocat AI
Disrupting Billion-Dollar Markets With Cloud Solutions
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder of Women-In-Cloud and Co-founder & CMO of Meylah
  • Rajiv Kapoor, CEO of Chai Angels
  • Amy Spurling, CEO & Co-Founder of Compt
  • Pradnya Desh, CEO of Advocat AI
The Ion Houston
Building Innovative Cities
  • Dr. Christine Galib, Senior Director of Programs at The Ion
Spatial, ELYXThe first UN Digital Ambassador ELYX and Spatial's Innovative Connected Technology 
  • Jake Steinerman, Director of Community at Spatial 
  • Yancine AIT KACI, Founder of ELYX

ACS Athens, Montclare Children's SchoolThe Future of Education
  • Dr. Peggy Pelonis, ACS Athens President 
  • Sophia Moros, Elementary School Principal at ACS Athens
  • Spyros Arsenikos, ACS Faculty
  • Vassilis Krassas, ACS Athens Student
  • Dimitrios Skikos, High School Student (10th Grade)
  • Cathy Makropoulos, Drector of Montclare Children's School
IBM
Creating Sustainable Leadership Through Lifetime Legacy
  • Kim Smith, IBM Global Vice President
  • Dr. Evaristus Mainsah, General Manager, Cloud, Cloud Pak & Edge Ecosystem at IBM
BoeingCreating a Culture of Innovation
  • Sheri Hashemi, Integrated Product Team Lead at Boeing and PhD Student
  • Steve Nordlund, Vice President and General Manager Phantom Works at Boeing
  • Amy Hopkins, Senior Director of Strategy, Phantom Works at Boeing
Hitachi Solutions
How Hitachi Solutions is Implementing Innovation to Help Bring Easy-to-Use and Affordable Industry Solutions

  • Sharan Hildenbrand, VP of Strategic Alliances, North America, Hitachi Solutions

Day 2

Name/OrganizationTopicSpeakers
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MicrosoftOpening Remarks
  • Gretchen O'Hara, VP US AI & Sustainability Strategy and Partnership
Ideagen TV
Microsoft, WoodThe Decarbonization Journey to Success: How to Deliver on Net-Zero and Carbon Reduction Targets
  • Ann Rosenberg, Senior VP for Sustainability at Wood
  • Matt Hellman, US Sustainability Strategy Leader at Microsoft
Boeing, VaitalCreating Innovative Cultures
  • Sheri Hashemi, Principal Engineer, Phantom Works at Boeing
  • David Yunger, CEO of Vaital
Ideagen TV
Ideagen Radio
Women-In-Cloud, Meylah, itracks, UNpkl, Lions + TigersDoubling Supplier Diversity Through Digital Innovation
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder of Women-In-Cloud and Co-Founder & CMO of Meylah
  • Garnette Weber, COO of itracks
  • Yuan Karppanen, CEO and Co-Founder of UNpkl
  • Brea Starmer, Founder and Executive Consultant of Lions + Tigers
Ideagen TV
IdeagenRadio
Disney Television AnimationHow Jay Francis of Disney Animation and Steven Tingus of Hollywood are Helping to Diversify Media
  • Jay Francis, VP, Current Series and Diversity at Disney Television Animation (TVA)
  • Steven Tingus, National Disability Policy and Diversity & Inclusion Expert/Actor and Executive Producer
Ideagen TV
Ideagen Radio
Opportunity International, Cisco Foundation, Chalkboard EducationA Blended Learning Model for School Teacher and Leader Training
  • Renee McAlpin, Manager of the EduQuality Programme at Opportunity EduFinance
  • Adrien Bouillot, Founder & CEO of Chalkboard Education
  • Kyle Thornton, Portfolio Manager at Cisco Foundation
  • Anne W. Njine, Education Specialist, Opportunity Edu-Finance, Kenya
IdeagenTV
Ideagen Radio
MicrosoftAI For Sustainable Change
  • Gretchen O'Hara, VP US AI & Sustainability Strategy and Partnership
Ideagen TV
Ideagen Radio
AdAstralImplementation of Innovation for Good
  • Maurizio Vecchione, Co-Founder and Co-General Partner of AdAstral
Ideagen TV
Ideagen Radio
United WayHow Non-Profits Can Innovate 
  • Suzanne McCormick, US President of United Way Worldwide
  • Edwin Goutier, VP of Innovation at United Way Worldwide
Ideagen TV
Ideagen Radio
WorkingNationInnovation in the Workforce & How We Can "Rethink Ready"
  • Jane Oates, President of WorkingNation
Ideagen TV
Ideagen Radio


Day 3

Name/Organization
Topic
Speaker
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MicrosoftOpening Remarks
  • Gretchen O'Hara, VP US AI & Sustainability Strategy and Partnership
Ideagen TV
Limbitless Solutions, Stratasys, UCF, AUTODESKThe Evolution of Design and Manufacturing
  • Dr. Albert Manero, President of Limbitless Solutions
  • Jesse Roitenberg, Americas Education Manager, Stratasys
  • Matt Dombrowski, Associate Professor UCF, Limbitless Solutions Creative Director
  • Jason Roth, Engineering Education Program Manager, AUTODESK
Ideagen TV
AARPInnovation By Necessity: Nutrition and the Pandemic
  • Robert Blancato, AARP Board Member
Ideagen TV
IdeagenRadio
USAFA look into Strategic Foresight and the Global Futures
  • Lt. Col. Jake Sotiriadis, PhD, Chief of Strategic Foresight and Futures Analytics at the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability
Ideagen TV
IdeagenRadio
Providence HealthProvidence Innovation in Healthcare: The Power of "AND"
  • BJ Moore, Executive VP and CIO at Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Wasif Rasheed, Chief Revenue and Growth Officer at Providence
  • Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, President and Chief Clinical Officer at Providence
Ideagen TV
IdeagenRadio
Summer Discovery, Summer Institute for the GiftedInnovation in Education
  • Esteban Olivares, Director of Educational Development & University Partnerships at Summer Discovery
  • Caroline Daniels, Director of Academics at the Summer Institute for the Gifted
  • Kathy Cheng, Business Development Manager at Summer Discovery
Ideagen TV
Versatile Venture CapitalTo University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear
  • David Teten, Founder of Versatile Venture Capital
Ideagen TV
ConsenSys Health/GHLFDebunking the Myth of Who Funds Biomedical Innovation
  • Dr. Robert Popovian, Founder of Conquest Advisors
Ideagen TV
IdeagenRadio
Just A SquiggleUncapping your Secret Superpower: 3 Creative Thinking Hacks
  • Camila Borda Kaul, Founder & CEO of Just A Squiggle
Ideagen TV
IdeagenRadio





Ideagens Annual Global Leadership Summit

March 23rd - 25th, 2021

Ideagen’s Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit is committed to finding systemic solutions via catalytic impact to solve the world’s most vexing issues.  Effective leadership is crucial now more than ever as we work to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Summit Mission: To showcase how global leaders are addressing some of the most vexing issues of today, highlighting their leadership qualities and capabilities, and bringing awareness to major causes!

Day 1 

Name/OrganizationTopicSpeakers
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MicrosoftWelcome to the Global Leadership Summit
  • Gretchen O'Hara, Microsoft VP US AI and Sustainability Strategy and Partnership
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Global Institute for Disease Elimination
  • Simon Bland, CEO Global Institute for Disease Elimination, Abu Dhabi
The Ion Houston, Mercury Fund, Greater Houston Partnerships, Rice UniversityBuilding Equitable Cities
  • Dr. Christine Galib, Senior Director of Programs at The Ion
  • Heath Butler, Managing Director at Mercury Fund
  • LaTanya Flix, SVP of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Greater Houston Partnership
  • Sam Dike from Rice University
UNCTADFostering Resilient Sustainable Economies
  • Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief UNCTAD New York Office
Making Conversation LLCMaking Conversations
  • Fred Dust, Founder of Making Conversations LLC
United Way Worldwide & Independent Sector
  • Suzanne McCormick, US President of United Way Worldwide
  • Eduardo Queiroz, VP of Latam and Caribbean for United Way Worldwide
  • Rosie Allen-Herring, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide of the National Capital Area
  • Daniel Cardinalli, President and CEO of Independent Sector
The Zone Lab, LLC
  • Sheryl Kline, CEO and Founder of The Zone Lab, LLC
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Women In Cloud, AlohaCloud Digital Networks,
Seam Social Labs, PUG Interactive, Stylyze
#EmpowHERAccess
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder of Women-In-Cloud and Meylah
  • Ellen Feaheny, CEO and Founder, AlohaCloud Digital Networks
  • Tiasia O'Brien, Founder and Head of Strategy at Seam Social Labs
  • Lisa Brown, Chief Revenue Officer at PUG Interactive
  • Krissten Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of stylyze
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International Monetary Fund



  • Roger Nord, Deputy Director of the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development
American Hellenic Institute, Minister for National Defence of Greece
  • Nick Larigakis, President of the American Hellenic Institute
  • Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Minister for National Defence of Greece
Ideagen GlobalWrapping up day 1Ideagen Leadership Team


Day 2

Name/OrganizationTopicSpeakers
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MicrosoftWelcome to Day 2 of the Global Leadership Summit
  • Gretchen O'Hara, Microsoft VP US AI and Sustainability Strategy and Partnerships
CVS Health
  • Ernie Dupont, Senior Director of Workforce Initiatives at CVS Health
  • Olivia Lang, Senior Advisor at CVS Health
  • David Lee, Military, Operations, and Support Team Leader at CVS Health
Theros and Theros LLP
  • Patrick Theros, General Partner, Theros and Theros LLP
ACS AthensHow ACS Athens teaches the UN SDG's at all levels of learning
  • Peggy Pelonis, ACS Athens President
  • Valeria Laitinen, ACS Athens Elementary Vice Principal
  • David Nelson, ACS Athens Academy Principal
  • Christina Bakoyannis, ACS Athens Faculty
  • Julia Tokatlidou, ACS Athens Dean of Academics
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
  • Sharon John, President and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
GRUBBRR
  • Sam Zietz, CEO of GRUBBRR
Boeing, Vaital
  • Sheri Hashemi, Integrated Product Team Lead at Boeing
  • David Yunger, CEO of Vaital
Women-In-Cloud, Meylah, Hitachi Solutions, WIT Network, AccelaCloud Innovation
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder of Women-In-Cloud and Meylah
  • Sharan Hildenbrand, VP of Stratiegic Alliances, North America, Hitachi Solutions
  • Christine Bongard, President of the WIT Network
  • Heidi Lorenzen, SVP of marketing at Accela
INK, MRS Group, Eos Energy Enterprises
  • Lakshmi Pratury, CEO of INK 
  • Manvendra Shekhawat, Managing Director of the MRS Group
  • Balki Iyer, Chief Commerical Officer for Eos Energy Enterprises

Bright Focus Foundation, Duke University, Washington State University, & Emory University
  • Leon Herndon Jr. MD, Glaucoma Specialist, Ophthalmologist; Duke University
  • Nancy Lynn, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, BrightFocus Foundation 
  • Ka'imi Sinclair, Associate Professor, Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), College of Nursing, Washington State University 
  • Cornelya Dorbin, Project Director for Outreach, Cognitive Neurology and Movement Disorders Programs, Emory University 
Ideagen Global Wrapping up day 2Ideagen Leadership Team


Day 3

Name/OrganizationSpeakersWatch HERE
Microsoft
  • Gretchen O'Hara, Microsoft VP US AI and Sustainability Strategy and Partnership
Watch
The Cavu Group
  • Leslie Short, Founder and CEO of The Cavu Group
Watch
The Vision Council & International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
  • Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council
  • Peter Holland, CEO of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
Watch
Steven James Tingus
  • Steven Tingus, National Disability Policy and Diversity & Inclusion Expert / Actor and Executive Producer
Watch
Providence
  • Ali Santore, SVP Government and Public Affairs at Providence
  • Elizabeth Schenk, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship at Providence
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Burning Glass Technologies & Mercer
  • Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies
  • Jean Martin, Global Head of Product at Mercer
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UsAgainstAlzheimers
  • George Vradenburg, President of UsAgainstAlzheimers
  • Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum
  • Meryl Comer, Co-Founder of UsAgainstAlzheimers
Watch
Microsoft, Women of Color in Pharma, Bristol Myers Squibb, Caterpillar Foundation, Caterpillar Inc, UNICEF, Just a Squiggle
  • Dr Sidhant Gupta, Director of Product Incubation at Microsoft
  • Patricia Cornet, MA, Co-Founder of Women of Color in Pharma / Group Director of Community Partnerships at Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Michele Sullivan, Former President of Caterpillar Foundation and Director of Corporate Social Innovation at Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Cristina Shapiro, President of the Impact Fund for Children at UNICEF, USA
  • Camila Kaul, Founder and CEO of Just a Squiggle
Watch
Summer Discovery, Summer Institute for the Gifted
  • Esteban Olivares, Director of Educational Development and University Partnerships at Summer Discovery
  • Halley Campbell, Relationship Manager, Schools and Associations at Summer Discovery
  • Adriane Thorpe, CEO of Summer Discovery
  • Caroline Daniel, Director of Academics at the Summer Institute for the Gifted
  • Liz Ringel, Chief Marketing Officer at Summer Discovery
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Healing Fields Foundation
  • Mukti Bosco, Founder and Secretary General at Healing Fields Foundation
  • Laura Hemrika, Global Head Corporate Citizenship & Foundations at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) 
  • Katey Assem, Chairman of the Board at Opportunity Savings & Loan (Ghana)
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Platinum Auto Finance
  • Michael Kaplanis, CEO of Platinum Auto Finance
Watch

 




Ideagens Dynamic Resiliency Summit

This Summit reached over 10.8 Million People!

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Dynamic Resiliency:  An organization with a demonstrated, dedicated ethos focused on fostering partnerships across sectors resulting in surviving, recovering, and reimagining operations after the most challenging circumstances. : The ability to see around corners, to reimagine. – Ideagen® 2020


Recap of Day 1

Name/OrganizationTopicSpeakers
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Open Remarks Welcome to DR21
  • Gretchen O'Hara
The Vision Council
Connection & Character
  • Ashley Mills: CEO of The Vision Council
  • Tarrence Lackran: The Vision Council’s Director of Partnerships and Programs
Gallup
What the Best Do Differently: Basic Concepts in Dynamic Resilience
  • Mohamed Younis: Editor in Chief at Gallup
Delegation of the European Union
A Resilient EU-US Partnership (Part 1)


  • Peter Fatelnig: Minister-Counsellor for digital economy policies at the Delegation of the European Union
ACS Athens 
Importance of Teaching AI/Tech and Conscious Citizenship to our youth


  • Dr. Peggy Pelonis: ACS Athens President
  • Carlos Carpizo: co-founder Kosmos                
  • Evangelos Botsios: Innovator & Creator of Green Team
  • Jason Somoglou: ACS Athens Highschool Student
  • Raneem Ghoneim: ACS Athens Highschool Student
AARP
Coming Together in the Face of Crisis 


  • Annette Franqui: Chair, Board of Directors AARP
Microsoft 
Doing Business with a Purpose-Driven Mission for Societal Impact 


  • Toni Townes-WhitleyPresident, US Regulated Industries at Microsoft

Microsoft 
Elevating Humankind Through Technology: How Nic Villar of Microsoft is applying AI to Humanitarian Problems
(Part 1)


  • Dr. Sidhant Gupta: Strategy advisor at Microsoft
  • Nicolas Villar: Principal Hardware Architect At Microsoft
Ideagen Chairman Emeritus
Importance of Community, COVID-19, & Current Circumstances 


  • Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu: Chairman Emeritus of Ideagen, Former Surgeon General of the United States
Boeing Panel
Making it through academic programs while working & Going through a pandemic 


  • Sheri Hashemi: Integrated Product Team Lead at Boeing & Ph.D. Student
  • Danita Baghdasarin: Engineer in Boeing’s Space and Launch organization
  • Dr. Fariba Alamdari: Former Corporate Vice President for The Boeing Company
ProvidenceResiliency for Health Care Workers on the Front Lines
(Part 1)


  • Dr. Rod Hochman: President and CEO at Providence, Chair-Elect American Hospital Association 
  • BJ Moore: Executive Vice President and CIO at Providence Health
Summer Discovery Panel The New Future of Pre-College 


  • Esteban Olivares: Director of Educational Development & University Partnerships Summer Discovery
  • Michael Chen: China Country Director Summer Discovery
  • Halley Campbell: Relationship Manager, Schools and Associations Summer Discovery
Women in STEM LeadershipHow did you not Quit?


  • Sheri Hashemi: Integrated Product Team Lead at Boeing & Ph.D. Student
  • Kim Smith: IBM Global Vice President
  • Charu Jain: Vice President Merchandising & Innovation, Alaska Airlines
UNCATD NYC


  • Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier: Chief UNCTAD New York Office
Catalytic Innovators GroupFinding a purpose mindset and changing the business ideology to "We, Instead of me"


  • Akhtar Badshah: Founder of Catalytic Innovators Group. Author of Purpose Mindset
Closing Remarks Recap of Day 1 
Ideagen Leadership Team


Schedule For Day 2

Time Name/Organization Topic Speakers
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10:00 AM ET Opening Remarks Welcome to day 2 of DR 21
  • Gretchen O'Hara
10:05 AM ET Microsoft Accelerate: The Power of Dynamic Resilient Partnerships in Unprecedented Times 


  • Gretchen O'Hara: Microsoft VP U.S. AI & Sustainability Strategy & Partnership
10:30 AM ET Women In Cloud Women In Cloud: A Year Ahead 2021


  • Chaitra Vedullapalli: Co-Founder of Women-In-Cloud, Co-Founder & CMO of Meylah
10:50 AM ET 
Delegation of the European Union

A Resilient EU-US Partnership (Part 2)


  • Peter Fatelnig: Minister-Counsellor for digital economy policies at the Delegation of the European Union

11:15 AM ET Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute


  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Former Member of Congress
  • Mary Ann Gomez Orta: President & CEO Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (Chli)
12:00 PM ET - KeynoteAdAstral 


  • Maurizio Vecchione: co-founder and co-General partner of AdAstral
12:25 PM ET Microsoft Elevating Humankind Through Technology: How Nic Villar of Microsoft is applying AI to Humanitarian Problems
(Part 2)


  • Dr. Sidhant Gupta: Strategy advisor at Microsoft
  • Nicolas Villar: Principal Hardware Architect At Microsoft

12:50 PM ETLoi Brand The Resiliency of the Restaurant Industry in 2020


  • Chef Maria Loi: Founder and Corporate Executive Chef of Loi Brand
1:00 PM ET Authentifi Inc.Building for Resiliency: Philanthropy & The Technology Imperative - How Philanthropic Organizations can Modernize to meet future challenges 
  • Kerstin Recker: Co-founder and COO Authentifi
1:15 PM ET WorkingNationCreating an Ecosystem for Resiliency 


  • Jane Oates: President of WorkingNation
  • Alison Lands
1:35 PM ET The Mary Millben ExperienceLet's Heal the World - Together!


  • Mary Millben: Actress/Singer & Host of Ideagen TV’s Series – “IMPACT NOW" 
1:45 PM ET ProvidenceResiliency for Health Care Workers on the Front Lines
(Part 2)


  • Dr. Rod Hochman: President and CEO at Providence, Chair-Elect American Hospital Association 
  • BJ Moore: Executive Vice President and CIO at Providence Health

2:10 PM ET US Air ForceStrategic Foresight and Future Heading into 2021 & Beyond


  • Jake Sotiriadis: Global Futurist, Intelligence & Geopolitical risk expert, Policy Advisor, Public & Private Sector Partnerships, Leading & Transforming Futures Thinking in Defence Tech, & government
2:30 PM ET The Ion Houston Building Resilient Cities in a Brave New World 


  • Dr. Christine Galib: Senior Director of Programs at The Ion
  • Richard Johnson: Director, Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management at Rice University
  • Laura Edell: Chief Data Scientist, AI Strategy & Sustainability
  • Marissa Aho: Chief Resilience Officer, The City of Houston
3:10 PM ET Steven James Tingus The resiliency of the Entertainment industry in 2020


  • Steven James Tingus: National Disability Policy and Diversity & Inclusion Expert / Actor & Executive Producer

3:25 PM ET Opportunity International & Global Mentor Network Resilience in the Midst of Catastrophe


  • Atul Tandon: CEO of Opportunity International
  • Thuy Vu: Co-Founder and President of Global Mentor Network
4:00 PM ET Closing Remarks Recap of the day
Ideagen Leadership Team





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.

Watch HERE    




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.


Click HERE to watch the Keynote

Kate Johnson, President of Microsoft US



17 Days of Sustainability

September 17th - October 9th, 2020  

Watch HERE        

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  

Click HERE for a recap

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

Click HERE for a recap

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

Click HERE for a recap

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

Click HERE for a recap

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

Click HERE for a recap

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

Click HERE for a recap

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

Click HERE for a recap

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 Zampolli: United 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




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