David Arkless, Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Manpower
This function includes responsibility for Governmental and International Affairs as well as various strategic relationships with high-profile organizations
Nikesh Arora, Vice President European Operations, Google
He is responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in Europe.
Dr. Boaz Barack, Member of Senior Management, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
Barack is active on issues of Global Wealth Management for High-Net-Worth private clients and is involved in the development of investment products.
He has published a large number of articles and books on issues of Global Trading Practices.
Dr. David Bradford, Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Graduate School of Business Stanford University
Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior. Dean of the Stanford Executive Program on Leadership and Power.
He developed new approaches to leadership that release the potential within organizations. Dr. Bradford has been a leader in the field of innovative approaches to the teaching of management and organizational behavior.
Matthew Bronfman, Chairman, BHB Holdings
In addition to being the Chairman of BHB Holdings, the Chairman of Discount Bancorp Inc. and a managing director at ACI Capital, a NY-based private investment firm, Matthew Bronfman owns many interests in Israel. He is a controlling shareholder of Israel Discount Bank, Israel’s third largest bank and Blue Square Israel, the country’s second largest supermarket chain. He also owns the local IKEA franchise
Sir George Cox, Chairman, Design Council - UK
In 2005 he carried out the Cox Review for the British government, looking at ways of getting greater creativity into British business. The recommendations were accepted and are currently being progressed.
Sir George was knighted for his services to business in 2005.
Philippe Davy, Vice President Strategic Alliances, Lenovo
Responsible for developing alliances with partners, customers and suppliers in areas that range from technology exchange to product development and joint marketing.
Prior to that he was Vice-President responsible for the marketing activities associated with Lenovo sponsorship of the Olympic Games. He has also been the VP of strategy, market intelligence, brand management and design for IBM PC Division.
Ali Faramawi, Vice President Europe Middle East & Africa, Microsoft
Ali is responsible for Microsoft’s operation in the Middle East & Africa region. Throughout his 18 years career in the IT industry, Ali held different Technical, Sales and Managerial roles in different parts of the Middle East and in Europe.
Martin Fletcher, NBC News' Tel Aviv Bureau Chief and Correspondent
Fletcher has covered every event of consequence in the Middle East region including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the crisis in the Persian Gulf. He began his Tel Aviv assignment in 1982 and took on the additional role of bureau chief in November 1990. Fletcher has received numerous awards including four Emmys.
Robert Friedman, International Editor, Fortune
He oversees the Europe and Asia editions of the global business magazine. He also coordinates international coverage for the U.S. edition.
Speech: Jobs of the Future. China and India - affecting the rest of the world on competition for energy resources, outsourcing of jobs, etc.
Robert Gehorsam, President, Forterra Systems Inc.
Robert Gehorsam has more than 20 years of management experience in the online games and entertainment world. In recent years, he has applied that experience to leveraging commercial game technology for national security applications, and has participated in several government studies on this subject. He is a member of the board of Forterra, as well as of Makena Technologies, which operates the virtual world There.com.
Tom Glocer, CEO, Reuters
Tom Glocer joined Reuters Group in New York in 1993 as Vice President and Deputy Counsel, Reuters America. and was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Reuters America Holdings in 1995. In 1997 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Reuters Latin America, with responsibility for Reuters operations in Central and South America. In February 2000 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Reuters Information.
Dr. Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board (1987-2006)
For five terms encompassing 18 years, Alan Greenspan served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He also served as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body. From 1974 to 1977, he served as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under President Ford, and from 1981 to 1983, as Chairman of the National Commission on Social Security Reform. Before his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board, Dr. Greenspan served as a director of numerous corporations, including J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.; Mobil Corporation; Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa); and Capital Cities/ ABC, Inc. Dr. Greenspan heads Greenspan Associates, a consulting firm in Washington, DC.
Robert Markham, Jetix Europe NV, Executive Producer ETV & Emerging Platforms
Robert Markham joined Jetix Europe in May 2005. He is responsible for the development of the company’s ETV and emerging platforms and oversees all technological trials across Europe. Since joining the company, he has managed the launch of interactive services in both the UK and Nordic countries. His “Star Ticket Active” won the Best Interactive category at Children’s BAFTA in 2003.
Gerd Leonhard, Media Futurist and CEO of Sonific.com
A respected digital music and media expert, futurist and often-quoted visionary and thought-leader. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music. Leonhard’s latest role is as Founder and CEO of Sonific.com.
Leenong Li, Managing Director, JVP China
Leenong heads Jerusalem Venture Partner’s China efforts and advises JVP portfolio companies on their China strategy. He focuses on media technologies and enterprise software, semiconductors, innovative materials, and communications and mobile infrastructure. He brings 17 years of hands-on experience in high-tech start-ups, R&D, marketing and international operations to JVP and its portfolio companies. Before joining JVP, Leenong founded and spent six years leading Shenzhen Prosperity Systems, China's first online stock trading platform company, and one of the first venture-backed start-up's in the region.
Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, Editor, Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007, World Economic Forum
Former Chief Economist of Global Competitiveness Programme at World Economic Forum. From 1992-1995 Resident Representative of International Monetary Fund in Russian Federation, Executive Director and Senior International Economist at Lehman Brothers in London. Author of numerous articles on international economic issues.
Richard Quest, Senior Reporter and Anchor, CNN
One of CNN's most high profile news and business anchors and correspondents based in London. In addition to anchoring CNN's European morning editions of "Business International", he also has his own monthly interview show, "Quest", and the monthly feature programme "CNN Business Traveler".
Prof. Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, NYU
Co-Founder and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics LLC (www.rgemonitor.com), a web-based economic and geo-strategic information service and economic consultancy. He is a senior academic researcher in the field of international macroeconomics. He was the Senior Economist for International Affairs at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and then the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs and the Director of the Office of Policy Development and Review at the U.S. Treasury Department. He's been a regular consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Bill Rosenblatt, President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies
GiantSteps Media a consulting firm whose clients include content providers and digital media technology companies.
Rosenblatt brings content providers expertise in areas such as digital rights management, content management and distribution, cross-media strategy, and digital product strategy. Rosenblatt served as manager of strategic marketing for media and publishing at Sun Microsystems and was also one of the architects of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a standard for online intellectual property identification.
Eric Salama, Chairman & CEO, Kantar Group
Kantar Group is WPP's information, insight and consulting division (WPP is the world's second largest advertising agency and media planning and buying group in the world). Kantar clients include most of the FTSE and Fortune 100 companies. Salama is an advisor to the UK Government on a variety of issues.
Nelson Schwartz, Europe Editor, Fortune
Schwartz covers the Middle East often, having filed stories from Israel, Kuwait, Iraq and Libya. He last wrote about Israel in the spring of May 2005, covering the economic rebound, and also looked at what the U.S. could learn from Israel in 2001 in terms of security, following the Sept. 11 attacks.
Stefan Stern, Management Columnist, Financial Times
Stern writes a weekly column on management for the Financial Times. He has been writing about business, finance and management for the past 15 years, starting out at Euromoney and including time at the BBC and Management Today magazine. In the UK he has won awards for his work from the Work Foundation and the Management Consultancies Association.
Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President, The Trump Organization
Donald J. Trump is the quintessential American success story with interests in real estate, gaming, sports and entertainment. He is stars and co-produces the reality television series, “The Apprentice,” and co-owns with NBC the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants. He owns New York City landmarks such as Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Trump World Tower, 40 Wall Street and Trump Park Avenue. He has authored ten bestselling books, launched Trump Magazine, Trump University Online, online travel agency GoTrump.com, Trump Vodka, and a line of menswear, and Trump Productions.
Donald Trump Jr.,Executive VP Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization
After joining The Trump Organization in 2001, he has been in charge of overseeing the construction of the Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago and the Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas. He is also working on the development of Trump International Hotel & Tower, Fort Lauderdale, and will handle the sales, marketing, and management responsibilities for The Palm Trump International Hotel and Tower on the Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai, UAE.
Ivanka Trump, VP Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization
Ivanka M. Trump joined The Trump Organization in 2005 as a member of the development team. Ms. Trump actively participates in all aspects of real estate development from deal evaluation, analysis and pre-development planning to construction, marketing, operations, sales and leasing
Eric Young, General Partner, Canaan Partners
Eric has been a General Partner since he co-founded Canaan Partners in 1987. Canaan is a leading early stage venture capital investment firm that has invested in over 225 technology-driven startup companies. Canaan is a leading early stage venture capital investment firm. Prior to Canaan, Eric was a Senior Vice President of GE Venture Capital.
Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan (Dr.Y.S. RAJAN)
Dr. Rajan is Principal Adviser to the Confederation of Indian Industry, Adjunct Professor, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Vice President of DAV College Managing Committee (All India), and is a member of the governing bodies of three Indian universities. He has held many senior positions, including Secretary to the Government of India, has wide experience in cooperative projects between countries, and has led the Indian delegation to the UN. He is the author of several books.
Umberto Vattani, President of ICE Italian Institute for Foreign TradeAmbassador Umberto Vattani was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1938. After studies in France, the UK and the US with a Fulbright Scholarship - he graduated cum laude from Rome University in Law and Political Sciences. After work at Banca d’Italia, he began his career in diplomacy in 1962. He was Ambassador to Germany between 1992 and 1996, and was appointed for the second time Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January 2004. He has been President of the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade-ICE since 2005. Ambassador Vattani has held several academic posts, and has been President of Venice International University since 2000.