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Speakers:

Rena DeLevie​:  Compassionate Management

Kimberly Marcus:  I Create, Therefore I Am

Brad Szollose: The Age of Radical Disruption: How Millennials and Serious Gaming Will

                                                                         Transform the Future of Everything

THEME: FORWARD

Daniel Newman:  Creating More Meaningful Relationships in the Age of Emoji

After 12 years of running technology companies including a CEO appointment at the age of 28, Newman traded the corner office for a chance to drive the discussion on how the digital economy is going to forever change how business is done. He is an MBA, adjunct business professor, 5x author of best-selling business books including "The Millennial CEO" and "Building Dragons," pianist, soccer fan, husband, and father, not in that order. Oh and for work...he is the president of V3B and CEO of Broadsuite Media group, a family of marketing and media agencies that help companies be found, seen, and heard in a cluttered digital world. He also gives keynote speeches around the world on the topics such as marketing and technology.

Rena DeLevie is a Creative Operations Business Coach and Management Consultant. She approaches business with a warm heart towards people, creativity and process, and with a cold eye on the bottom line. Her services include individual business coaching, management skills workshops, public speaking and creative operations analyses where she delivers streamlined processes, best practices organizational structure and financial accountability.  Rena has over 30 years with Fortune 500 companies; first as an art director for 8 years, then in Creative Operations/Management and consulting. Her empathetic and business-focused approach has led to her being given a few nicknames including, “Hippie MBA,” “COO of the Creative Process”, “The Vault,” and “How may I help you?” Rena has a weekly column in The Huffington Post

​Chris Dessi:  Vulnerablility: Removing the Mask

Brad Szollose is a globally recognized business adviser, former C-Level Executive of a publicly traded dot com agency, and the foremost authority on Generational Leadership and Workforce Performance Strategies. Brad discovered during the dot com boom how much technology has transformed corporate culture and behavior—especially the behavior of Millennials, and how that impacts management, interaction and expectations in today's Information Age.  Brad is the award-winning author of "Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia" which explores the subject of new leadership styles; mainly how to get the tech-dependent Millennials and analog driven Baby Boomers working together.  His insights on understanding and managing Millennials/Digital Natives has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Inc., Advertising Age, The International Business Times, and The Hindu Business Line to name a few, along with television, radio and other media appearances.  Brad's keynotes and workshops have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maxim ize their corporate culture, expectations, productivity, and sales growth in The Information Age.

Kimberly Marcus has been creating her entire life.  The desire to create and what drives people to create has been something that she has given a lot of thought to in the wee hours of the night.  First published in Jughead Comics when she was 12 years old, she put writing on hold to pursue other creative endeavors.  She was educated at Brooks Institute School of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA and worked as a freelance photographer in New York City and received a Masters in Teaching from Fordham University.  After many years, she has returned to her love of writing for children.  She has been published in Highlights Magazine.  

An award winning digital thinker, author, television & radio commentator, public speaker and educator, Chris Dessi is the CEO and Founder of Silverback Social. Silverback is an award winning digital marketing agency.  Chris has worked with a wide array of businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as notable personalities, products and brands. Chris travels the country coaching executives and college students how to leverage social media to benefit their personal brand message and their career.  Chris regularly appears on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, & FOX BUSINESS's Varney & Co. He has lectured to the United States and is a contributor on INC.com.  Chris has written three books: "Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything – and How you Need to Change with it;" "Remarkable You: Build a Personal Brand and Take Charge of Your Career;" and "Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who've Achieved Extraordinary Success."  In 2012, Chris was selected by the Business Council of Westchester's 40Under 40 for exemplifying leadership, foresight and a vision for the future of Westchester County, where he currently resides with his wife Laura and two daughters Talia & Olivia.