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Participants

Said Al-Hallaj, Ph.D.
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
All Cell Technologies LLC
Maryam Alavi
Interim Dean
Goizueta Business School/Emory University
Vince Alessi
Founder & Chief Science Officer
Covaron Advanced Materials
A. Paul Alivisatos, Ph.D.
Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Thomas Apostolos
President
Ricardo Inc.
Pamela Atkinson, CFP, CLU
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Michael Baker
Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer
MBAs Across America
Steven Ballantyne
Program Director
Project Realize
MarySue Barrett
President
Metropolitan Planning Council
Dr. Dean Bartles
Executive Director, Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute
UI LABS
Jonathan Salem Baskin
Managing Director
TechNexus
Frank H. Beal
Executive Director
Metropolis Strategies
The Honorable William Bell
Mayor
City of Durham, NC
Raghu Belur
Vice President of Products & Strategic Initiatives
Enphase Energy
Dan Bigman
Managing Editor
Forbes Media
John Bissell
Chief Executive Officer
Micromidas
James Borel
Executive Vice President
DuPont
Alex Bratton
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Geek
Lextech Global Services
Steven Braun, CLU
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
John Buck
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The John Buck Company
Aragon Burlingham
President
We Teach Science Foundation
Annie Burtoff
Student
Tufts University
Matt Camp
President
ICIC
Thomas Canale, CFP, ChFC, CLU
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Amy Cell
Senior Vice President, Talent Enhancement
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Sujeet Chand
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Rockwell Automation
Leon Chism
Chief Technology Officer
Christopher Chung
Chief Executive Officer
Missouri Partnership
Keith Chyla
General Manager - Kenosha, WI Office
C.H. Robinson
Thomas Coke
Small Business Specialist
VerifyValid
Steven Collens
Senior Vice President
Pritzker Group
Brandon Corley
School Design Fellow
New York City Department of Education
David Cote
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Honeywell
Lee Crume
Director of Sales
JobsOhio
Tom Cullen
Founder
LaunchPad Lab
Ron Culp
Professional Director, Graduate PRAD Program
DePaul University
William F. Dagley
President
Private Wealth Partners, LLC
The Honorable Jack Dalrymple
Governor
State of North Dakota
Dr. Marcelo DaSilva
Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center & Professor of Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine Chicago
James Day
Project Analyst
Project Realize/Vista Equity Partners
Biz Debnath
Chief Operating Officer
Give Back Box
Jonathan DeFreytas
Vice President
Morgan Stanley
Chris Deveny
Chairman, Midwest Private Bank
J.P. Morgan
Chad Dickerson
Chief Executive Officer
Etsy
Matthew DiPilato
Senior Sales Executive
C.H. Robinson
Mark Edwards
Executive Director
Opportunity Nation
The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Mayor
City of Chicago
Jonathan Evans
Senior Vice President of Communications
ThyssenKrupp North America, Inc.
Scott Faris
Chief Executive Officer
Nanozyme, Inc.
Mike Federle
Chief Operating Officer
Forbes Media
Michael Finney
President & Chief Executive Officer
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Steve Forbes
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
Forbes Media
Marla Forbes
Deputy Director of Marketing
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Moira Forbes
President & Publisher
ForbesWoman
Bill Ford
Executive Chairman
Ford Motor Company
Tammi Franke
Partner
Fitzgerald, Franke & Hewes, LLP
Robert Fudickar
Director, Business Development
NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility
David Gagliano
Financial Advisor
Oppenheimer & Co
Steve Gary
Vice President, Business Development
Nottingham Spirk
Margaret Georgiadis
President, Americas
Google Inc.
Casey Gerald
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
MBAs Across America
Eric Gertler
Managing Director
New York City Economic Development Corporation
Torsten Gessner
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
ThyssenKrupp North America, Inc.
The Honorable James Gilmore, III
President & Chief Executive Officer
American Opportunity; Governor, State of Virginia 1998-2002
Richard Giromini
President & Chief Executive Officer
Wabash National Corporation
Ross Glickman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
URP HOLDINGS, LLC
Michelle Gloeckler
Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager, Home
Walmart
Randall Gorham, Jr.
Deputy Director of Technology Development
America Makes
Glenn Gottfried
Board Member & Operating Partner
Multiple
Dr. Steven Gould
Founder & Principle
The Gould Consulting Group, LLC
Karl Gouverneur
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Northwestern Mutual
Graham Grady
Partner
Taft, Srettinius & Hollister
Doug Gray
President & Chief Executive Officer
Everett Smith Group, Ltd
Karen Greenbaum
Partner
Pierce Consulting Partners
Ian Greenblatt
Vice President Strategy & Business Development
ARRIS
Joseph Guin
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Justin Hage
Director, Strategic Planning
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
George Haitsch
Executive Vice President, North American Practice Leader
Willis
John Hall
Chief Executive Officer
Influence & Co
Harold Hamm
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Continental Resources
Mark Harris
President & Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
Robyne Hart
Director, Chicago Program
Associated Colleges of The Midwest
Adam Hartung
Chief Executive Officer
Soparfilm Energy Corporation
Mark Hatch
Chief Executive Officer
TechShop
Mike Hatcliffe
Managing Director
Ogilvy
Larry Hayes
Secretary
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Jeff Haynie
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Appcelerator Inc.
Lori Healey
Chief Executive Officer
Tur Partners LLC
Chris Helman
Southwest Bureau Chief
Forbes Media
Veronica Herrero
Director of Strategic Partnerships
One Million Degrees
Fred Hoch
Founder
TechNexus
Linda Hofflander
Director of Vertical Marketing
Samsung Electronics America, EBD
Dan Hogan
Vice President - Producer
Lockton Companies
Mark Howard
Chief Revenue Officer
Forbes Media
Terry Howerton
Chief Executive Officer
TechNexus
Jarrod Hunt
Senior Vice President
Coldwell Banker Commercial
Keith Huntoon
Co-Founder & President
Liftengine
Michael J. Huthwaite
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
FinanceSeer LLC
Cheryl Hyman
Chancellor
City Colleges of Chicago
Rich Karlgaard
Publisher
Forbes Media
Tony Karman
President & Director
Expo Chicago
Rick Kash
Vice Chairman
Nielsen
Brian Kearns
Wealth Management
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Kris Kent
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Bi-Link
Kevin Kerrigan
Vice President, Automotive
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Shahid Khan
Owner & Chief Executive Officer
Flex-N-Gate, Jacksonville Jaguars, Fulham Football Club
Spencer Kier
Student
University of Southern California
Steve Koch
Deputy Mayor
Chicago
Claire Koeneman
Executive Vice President & General Manager
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Theodore L. Koenig
President, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Monroe Capital LLC
Stacie Kuhlman
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Karen Kurek
Partner & National Manufacturing Practice Leader
McGladrey
Mark Kvamme
Co-Founder & Partner
Drive Capital
Randall Lane
Editor
Forbes Magazine
Jamail Larkins
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ascension Air Management
Kathy Larson
Advisor
Lexidyne
Jack Laschever
President of Conferences
Forbes Media
William Laubernds
Executive Director
Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority
Blake Layda
Managing Director
JLL
Josh Linkner
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
Detroit Venture Partners
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, Ph. D.
Isaacson Professor
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Walter Liptak
Industrials Analyst
Global Hunter
Ross Lohr
Chief Executive Officer
Project Repat
Mac Love
Director of New Business
STERN Advertising
Kevin Lynch
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Marie Trzupek Lynch
President & Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Maher
Managing Director
SPR/nAblement
James Malackowski
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Ocean Tomo, LLC
Jeff Malehorn
President & Chief Executive Officer
World Business Chicago
Ross W. Manire
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
ExteNet Systems, Inc
Scott Markowitz
Executive Vice President & CoFounder
LiftEngine
Tom Masino, Ph.D.
Director of Engineering
Groupon
Thomas McBreen, CFP,CLU
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Kenny McDonald
Chief Economic Officer
Columbus2020
Dr. Robert K. McMahan
President
Kettering University
Ronald D. McNeil
Chief Executive Officer
Great Ball of Light, Inc.
Corey McQuade, CLU
Managing Director & Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Richard Meeusen
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Badger Meter, Inc.
Barry Merkin
Retired Professor
Kellogg School of Management
Kim Metcalf-Kupres
Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Johnson Controls Inc.
Mike Miller
Chief Executive Officer
American Utility Management
Scott Miller
Interim Executive Director
Illinois Manufacturing Lab
Steve Miller
Principal
Origin Ventures
Theresa Mintle
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Alex Molinaroli
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Johnson Controls
Wick Moorman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Andrew Moyer
Chief of Staff
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Joann Muller
Detroit Bureau Chief
Forbes Media
Matthew J. Mullins
Program Manager
America Makes
Rao Mulpuri, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
View
Wendi Taylor Nations
Chief Marketing Officer
World Business Chicago
Marc Neri
Vice President
Silicon Valley Bank
Kelly Nicholl
Vice President
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Paul Noglows
Executive Producer
Forbes Conferences
Janis Nordstrom
Global Chief Business Strategies Officer
Foley & Lardner LLP
Bill Nottingham
Principal
Nottingham Spirk
John Nottingham
Co-President
Nottingham Spirk
Caralynn Nowinski, M.D.
Chief Operating Officer
UI LABS
Vince Nystrom
Vice President - Strategic Accounts
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
John Oskin
Chief Executive Officer
Sage Clarity
Kirsten Osolind
President
RE:INVENTION, Inc.
Mark Papa
Director
EOG Resources, Inc.
Brett Penager
Chief Marketing Officer
Chiro One
The Honorable Michael Pence
Governor
State of Indiana
Mike Perlis
President & Chief Executive Officer
Forbes Media
Mark T. Peters, Ph.D.
Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs
Argonne National Library
Charles Peters
Senior Executive Vice President
Emerson
Aldo Peterson
Chairman
Liqtech International
Bre Pettis
Chief Executive Officer
MakerBot
James Pettit
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Navitas Capital
Jack Philbin
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Vibes
Tiana Pires
Client Services Manager
Skills for Chicagoland's Future
Adam Pollet
Director
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Diane Primo
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
IntraLink Global
Bill Pulte
Chief Executive Officer
Pulte Capital Partners LLC; Chairman, Detroit Blight Authority
Deborah Quazzo
Founder and Managing Partner
GSV Advisors LLC
Trevor Ragsdale
Managing Director & Head of Chicago Industrial
JLL
Sugar Rautbord
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sugar Rautbord Public Relations, Inc.
Jean Redfield
President & Chief Executive Officer
NextEnergy
Ogi Redzic
Vice President, Connected Driving
HERE
Bob Rickert
Chief Executive Officer
PCS Strategies
Jan Rivkin
Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Thomas Rodak
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Wabash National Corporation
Bethany Rodenhuis
Senior Vice President
Northwestern Mutual
Lou Romano
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Nathan Rothstein
President
Project Repat
Lynn Rowland
Student
Oklahoma State University
Ronald Rydell
Chief Executive Officer
Rydell Financial,LLC
Dr. Darius Sankey
Managing Director
Ocean Tomo
Allison Lami Sawyer
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Rebellion Photonics
Jack Schultz
Chief Executive Officer
Agracel
Dan Seals
Assistant Director
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Kalpit Shah
Student
University of Illinois - Chicago
Wendy Berger Shapiro
Principal
WBS Equities, LLC
Jonathan Shean
President
Continuum
Adele Simmons
President
Global Philanthropy Partnership
John Simmons, CFA
Senior Strategist
William Blair
Lou Anna Simon, Ph.D.
President
Michigan State University
Eric Singer
Consultant
Permanens Capital, Lp
Rajiv Singh
Managing Director
Rabobank
Victor Smith
Secretary of Commerce
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
The Honorable Rick Snyder
Governor
State of Michigan
Keith Spengel, CFP, CLTC, CLU
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
John Spirk
Co-President
Nottingham Spirk
David Steel, Ph.D
Executive Vice President
Samsung Electronics North America
Russell Stokes
President & Chief Executive Officer
GE Transportation
Ryan Streeter
Senior Policy Director
State of Indiana
Dr. Joseph Sullivan
Professor
Greg Sutton
Director
TEC Services
Sri Swaminathan
Vice President, International
New York City Economic Development Corporation
Dan Swinney
Executive Director
Manufacturing Renaissance
Chuck Swoboda
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Cree, Inc.
Jed Taylor
Assistant Director
University of Illinois
Tim Theriault
Senior Vice President, Chief Information, Innovation & Improvement Officer
Walgreens
Scott C. Thompson, Esq.
Director, Government Relations
Samsung Electronics America
Kevin Tobin
President
Tobin Development Corporation
Kiira Toepper
Senior Digital Marketing Analyst
Acquity Group, Part of Accenture Interactive
Howard A. Tullman
Chief Executive Officer
1871
Bruce Upbin
Managing Editor
Forbes Media
Chad Vander Veen
Editor
FutureStructure.com
Darius Vaskelis
Chief Executive Officer
Sakonent
The Honorable Thomas Vilsack
Secretary
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dr. Ina von Ber
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ambassadorial Roundtable
Rod von Lipsey
Managing Director
UBS Private Wealth Management
Bahar Wadia
Chief Executive Officer
UICO
Daniel Wagner
Chief Executive Officer
Civis Analytics
LaVar Wagner
Philanthropic Projects
Project Realize/Vista Equity Partners
Michael Walker
President
SpaceLogik, LLC
John Weaver
Principal
Weaver Boos Consultants
Don Welsh
President & Chief Executive Officer
Choose Chicago
David Whiston
Senior Equity Analyst
Morningstar
Monika Wiela
Chief Executive Officer
GiveBackBox
Dr. Greg Wolniak
Clinical Associate Professor of Higher Education; Director of the Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes (CRHEO), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York University
Micky Wright, CPA, CFP, ChFC, CLU
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Kathleen Yosko
President & Chief Executive Officer
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Michael Zacka
President & Chief Executive Officer
Tetra Pak North America
Donna Zarcone
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Economic Club of Chicago
Sam Zell
Chairman
Equity Group Investments
Ray Ziganto
President
Bi-Link
Karl Zimmerman
President
Steadfast
Andrea Zopp
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Urban League