A visionary leader with an adept appreciation of the financial and business challenges facing the U.S. and the world, the Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. is one of the most prominent and powerful voices on today's political, environmental, and economic landscape. His sharp acuity and unparalleled skills in the global industry and finance have led Paulson to serve at the highest levels of the U.S. Government and the private sector.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak revolutionized the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer. With its first line of Apple products - Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II, Wozniak and Steve Jobs brought computers to the hands of the mass market.
An intellectual force and one of the world's most distinguished authorities on the global economy, international finance and foreign policy. Perhaps unrivaled in his depth and breadth of what makes global economies tic and how best to operate in an increasingly global market.
Often considered one of the top speakers for doing business in China. Spending more than three decades working with - and in - China, Gary Locke is one of the world's foremost authorities on U.S.-China relations, global expansion, and business growth.
Lauded as one the most influential American Latinos under 40 and as among the top Latinas in Government and Politics, Maria Teresa (Petersen) Kumar is the founding Executive Director of Voto Latino, a leading national civic engagement organization targeting acculturated American Latino youth.
Through his unique experience and access as a leading technology writer/prognosticator, venture capitalist, and Silicon Valley insider, Ben has coached dozens of young startups, as well as Fortune 500 corporations, on how to get attention for their products and services, and how to stay ahead of the curve. Ben was named one of the top ten tech journalists in the world by Say Media, and named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2012.
Since joining CNN in December 2004, Kaye has covered some of the top breaking news stories of the past decade, while at the same time providing in-depth investigative reports as a contributor to Anderson Cooper 360 and CNN.
With an impeccable 36-year public service career, the Honorable Ray LaHood emerged as a key thought leader on major national policy issues such as transportation, infrastructure and bipartisan leadership.
With over 25 years experience as the CIA's operations officer and as the President and Co-Founder of Diligence LLC, Michael Baker uses his experience in intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotic and counterinsurgency operations to speak to audiences about how they can maximize their use of intelligence to minimize risk and maximize opportunities globally.
A top CNN news anchor and the foreign affairs correspondent for CNN, Jill Dougherty provides an unparalleled perspective on international issues and U.S. foreign policy. She has reported from more than 50 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea.
A fierce advocate of conservative values, strong education, and public service, Allen West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country.
Mark Gordon knows the importance of patience, persistence and teamwork. He also knows the passion and thrill, and the success and failures, that can come with following your dreams. As one of the world's foremost deep-ocean explorers, he has utilized all of these tools, and experienced all of these emotions, to make startling discoveries underwater.