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Reshma SaujaniExclusively WSB

Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author

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Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech that has already reached 90,000 girls nationwide. Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for Congress. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming Brave, Not Perfect, Women Who Don't Wait In Line and the New York Times Bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma Saujani is the proud daughter of refugees.

Tony ScottExclusively WSB

Chief Information Officer of the United States (2015-2017); Chief Information Officer, VMWare, Microsoft, General Motors, and The Walt Disney Company

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An innovative leader who has transformed information technology for global brands and the federal government, Tony Scott shares leading approaches to digital modernization and enterprise cybersecurity.

Joel Selanikio, M.D.

Co-Founder and CEO of Magpi and Physician at Georgetown University

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A practicing physician, technologist, emergency responder, and entrepreneur, Joel Selanikio bridges the worlds of healthcare, global health and technology to illustrate opportunities in the application of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and mobile technology to health, healthcare, and social challenges.

Frank SesnoExclusively WSB

Anchor and Washington Bureau Chief, CNN (1984-2009) and Director, The George Washington University's School of Media & Public Affairs

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A renowned journalist who has covered some of the world’s biggest events and most consequential leaders, Frank Sesno has a reputation for fairness and integrity that few can match.

Rajiv Shah, M.D.Exclusively WSB

President, The Rockefeller Foundation; Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (2010-2015); Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics and Chief Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture (2009-2010); Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2001-2009)

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Dr. Rajiv Shah has been a tireless and dedicated leader, committed to advancing the missions of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture. Serving alongside some of the most innovative leaders in the world, navigating major natural disasters and man-made crises, Dr. Shah has successfully delivered results and lived up to USAID’s goal of partnering to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity. From developing infrastructure to igniting power in Africa, to empowering people around the world with skills and opportunities, Dr. Shah has reshaped and re-envisioned a government agency to tackle even the most intractable challenges.

Daniel ShapiroExclusively WSB

World-Renowned Harvard Expert and Best-Selling Author on Collaboration, Communication, and Teamwork; Author, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable; Co-Author, Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate

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One of the world’s most highly sought-after experts on human relationships, Harvard professor Daniel L. Shapiro empowers us with crucial tools to more effectively collaborate, communicate, and innovate.

 

Tali Sharot

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and Current Visiting Professor at MIT

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Professor Tali Sharot is a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. She combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and expectations of the future.

Claire ShipmanExclusively WSB

Women's Leadership Expert; Longtime Television News Reporter; and New York Times Best-Selling Author, The Confidence Code and Womenomics

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A newswoman with over a decade of experience covering the world’s biggest stories, Claire Shipman takes audiences to the front lines of global events.

Marc Short

White House Director of Legislative Affairs (2017-2018); Senior Fellow, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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Whether he is speaking from the White House podium or on a Sunday morning talk show, Marc Short is a straight shooter.  His political and business insights help audiences make sense of the most complicated issues facing our country. Quick on his feet and willing to engage a broad range of questions, Marc is both winsome and informative. The former chief of staff to Mike Pence and Director of Legislative Affairs in Donald Trump’s White House, Marc helped advance the most significant achievements of the current Administration.

Peter Sims

Best-Selling Author, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

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A best-selling author and entrepreneur, Peter Sims shatters conventional thinking on innovation and creativity by proving that it is small, methodical steps—rather than conventional planning, analytical thinking and linear problem solving—that lead to game changing outcomes.

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