December 6, 2017

2018 Global Business Summit Speakers

Read more about the experts who will speak at ReadyNation's 2018 Global Business Summit on Early Childhood

Current Speakers

  • Keith Hansen, Vice President for Human Development, the World Bank Group
  • David Abney, Chairman & CEO, UPS
  • Michael Petters, President & CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries (Fortune 500 company and the largest military shipbuilder in the U.S.)
  • Jim Sorenson, Founder & Chairman, Sorenson Media (global software company specializing in digital video and TV coding technology based in Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Rob Arning, Vice Chair, Market Development, KPMG
  • Ian Gourley, Creative Director, Barrows Design and Manufacturing (PTY) Ltd. (global communications firm based in South Africa)
  • Sumitra Mishra, Executive Director, Mobile Creches, India (a social enterprise that works with real estate developers and construction firms to provide child care at work sites)
  • Gabriel Biris, Founding Partner, Biris Goran; former Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Finance, Romania
  • General John R. Allen, United States Marine Corps, Retired. President, The Brookings Institution; Member, Mission: Readiness
  • Sasha Cohen, U.S. champion figure skater (2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, Three-time World Championship Medalist, 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, and 2006 U.S. Champion)
  • The Honorable Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester, New York
  • Mayor Teresa Surita, Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
  • Ellis Rubinstein, President & CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences
  • Rob Hutter, Founder & Managing Partner, LearnCapital
  • Arthur Rolnick, Senior Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota & Former Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Dr. Laura Jana, Pediatrician, Educator, Author of The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today That Will Shape Your Child’s Tomorrow
  • Brian Wallace, President/CEO, Coin Laundry Association and Executive Director of LaundryCares Foundation
  • Jeff Gardner, Chairman of LaundryCares Foundation, President of The Laundry Doctor
  • Prof. Kenneth Dodge, Pritzker Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University; co-author, Puzzling It Out: The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects - A Consensus Statement
  • Jane Hunt, CEO, The Front Project, Australia
  • Carmen Lica, Founder, ReadyNation RO
  • Carmen Niethammer, Program Manager - Women in Work, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
  • Steffanie Clothier, Investment Director, Gary Community Investments

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