Meet Our Speakers

Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll

The Jetsons Arrive 50 Years Early: What Are the Economic Development Implications?

Jim Carroll is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. He has a 20 year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm. He is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: global trends; rapid business model change; business model disruption in a period of economic uncertainty; and the necessity for fast paced innovation. He is an authority recognized for his deep insight into the cutting edge trends of our time, including autonomous vehicle technology, sensors and the Internet of Things, 3D printing, virtual reality, alternative energy generation and storage technologies, genomic medicine and healthcare virtualization, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual cash, machine learning and robotics, crowdthinking and next generation R&D.

Brett Kelsey - McAfee

Brett Kelsey - McAfee

Cyber Security Trends & Innovations 2.0

Brett Kelsey is the Vice President & Chief Technology Strategist for the Americas for McAfee. In this role, he has leveraged his business and practice development, technical expertise and innovative thought leadership to evangelize McAfee’s go-to-market strategy across key customer segments in the Americas. In addition, he drives strategic customer engagements and provides customer input back to product engineering to help shape the direction of McAfee’s technology.

Mr. Kelsey is a well-respected executive in the information security field with a successful career spanning more than 25 years. An internationally recognized expert, he is renowned for his exceptional ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement technology strategies for government and private sector clients across the healthcare, financial, education, telecommunications and power industries. He offers in-depth knowledge of information security practices, including complying with state, federal, and industry regulations, standards, and laws.

Additionally, he has served as Chief Security Officer in several government departments and financial organizations. While serving as CSO, he led the corporate security program, which is focused on ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical information and computing assets, as well as managing risk to enable positive growth for the company’s business. Brett also oversaw security in development practices, research in critical infrastructure assurance, electronic discovery, physical security and Internet security research.

Dr. Len Jessup, President, UNLV

Dr. Len Jessup, President, UNLV

The Renaissance of UNLV

Dr. Len Jessup joined UNLV as its 10th president in January 2015. An accomplished leader in higher education, Jessup brings experience as a university professor, administrator, entrepreneur and fundraiser. He will lead UNLV on its path to become a high-performing, community-engaged Tier One research university. Among his top priorities is the development of the UNLV School of Medicine.

Like many of UNLV’s students, Jessup was the first in his family to graduate from college. This experience informs his understanding of the crucial role universities play in transforming families and communities, and it has been a motivating factor in his career in higher education leadership.

Kim Lear

Kim Lear

The Age of the Multigenerational Workforce

Study after study has shown us that multigenerational teams outperform more
homogeneous groups by almost every measure. This can be attributed to their unique and
diverse experiences– the more seasoned employees offer wisdom and expertise while those
on the younger end offer a fresh and innovative perspective. While the advantages are
numerous, it turns out, managing multigenerational teams is easier said than done. Today’s
teams are often plagued by issues regarding everything from work ethic and retention to
succession and fairness.

Today , each generation is taking on new roles in the workplace. Millennials are no longer
entry-level employees – they are managers who may oversee older, more seasoned
employees. Gen Xers have stepped up to the C Suite, reinventing and redefining what it
means to be a leader. Boomers are transitioning and taking their careers in new directions
and Gen Zers are now on the scene, ready to shake up the work world and present a whole
new challenge to their Millennial supervisors. The key to understanding and leveraging
these generational trends is to recognize that it’s not about “out with the old, in with the
new.” Every generation brings value to the workforce.

On top of these new roles, global changes impact all of us, from technology, to increased
competition, to the rapid rate of change. But when faced with these changes, each
generation learns to adapts differently.

Kim Lear will give you a closer look into who these generations are and the trends
emerging as they adapt to each new career stage. Her research, insights and original
concepts will help you better understand each generation. You’ll leave with a new
appreciation for their unique perspective as they navigate the challenges of building
effective teams in this brave new multigenerational workforce.

Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. For the past four years, she has worked with a research and consulting firm studying Millennial trends and generational dynamics. Now, as the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim is at the forefront of cutting edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. She is known for her ability to use a mix of data, storytelling, humor and actionable takeaways to discuss the trends that most impact the bottom line of organizations.

Kerry Bubolz, President

Kerry Bubolz, President

Vegas Golden Knights

Kerry Bubolz joined the Vegas Golden Knights as the franchise’s President on November 1, 2016. In this role, Bubolz will oversee all of the business ventures for Las Vegas’ first major league professional sports franchise.

Bubolz joined the Golden Knights after spending 13 years with the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization. Since 2013, Bubolz was the franchise’s president of business operations, where he was responsible for the oversight of ticket and suite sales; corporate sponsorship revenue; broadcasting, marketing and communications; fan and community engagement; digital and social engagement; and box office operations. Bubolz also served as president and alternate governor for all franchise property teams owned by the Cavaliers Operating Company, including the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL), the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League and the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.

Prior to his tenure in Cleveland, Bubolz enjoyed successful runs with multiple teams in various leagues around the country. He spent time as the Vice President of Sales for both the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and Southwest Sports Group, which includes the Dallas Stars of the NHL and Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. Before that, he held a variety of roles during a six-year run with the International Hockey League’s Cleveland Lumberjacks, including: team president, chief operating officer and senior vice president of business operations.

Bubolz is a 1989 graduate of Oklahoma State University. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Melissa, and daughters, Madison and Emma.


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