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Raj Sisodia

Raj Sisodia

Conscious Capitalism

Raj Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc. Previously, he was Trustee Professor of Marketing, Founder of the Center for Marketing Technology and Chairman of the Marketing Department at Bentley University. Raj has a Ph. D. in Marketing and Business Policy from Columbia University.

Raj has received national and international recognition and awards for his works such as the Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Innovation in Teaching Award (Bentley University). He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010”, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior.” In 2013 and 2015, Raj was named to the Thinkers 50 list of business and management thinkers from India.

Raj has published over one hundred articles in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and many more. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, and numerous other publications, and has been featured on various radio and television shows. Additionally, he has written 10 books including: Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business, and The Conscious Capitalism Field Guide. In 2016, Raj was awarded an honorary doctorate by Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.

Raj serves on the Board of Directors of The Container Store, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Mastek Ltd. He is a Trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Michael Tchong

Michael Tchong

Ubertrends: How Trends and Innovation are Transforming Our Future

Michael Tchong is a high-energy, passionate speaker who devotes himself to driving trends that reinvent markets. His trademark motto is, “I help you catch the next wave before it catches you.”

An innovation catalyst, Michael inspires attendees by dissecting opportunities that exploit market shifts, in particular massive “Ubertrend” waves. His talks showcase brands and individuals who are leading the charge to reinvent industry sectors by harnessing emerging societal and technology trends, with an emphasis on the trajectory shift innovation provides.

Michael is the founder ofUbercool Innovation — a consulting agency and incubator — and an adjunct professor of innovation at the University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley. He’s currently writing his third book, Ubertrends, which will be published in early 2018. His trend and innovation analysis resides at

Peter Kageyama

Peter Kageyama

The Renaissance of UNLV

Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places. He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city.’

Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders and a special advisor to America In Bloom. He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

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