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The post-pandemic world will not return to the reality we knew before COVID-19. We explore what exactly this means for leaders and how we can lead our society and economy through this transition.

'Coronomics: Life and Leadership Beyond the Pandemic'  brought together a diverse array of top global experts to discuss the transformational leadership, visioning, planning and enterprising skills we need to thrive in this uncertain environment. Building on Cambrian’s FLP-IT framework for building greater resilience, this virtual thought leaders summit provided foresight into future risks and opportunities and identified the steps you can take to prepare for the new structures and patterns that lie beyond the pandemic.


The Hosts

Olaf Groth Ph.D.

Professor & CEO Cambrian

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Olaf is CEO of Cambrian, co-author of Solomon's Code, professor of practice at UC Berkeley Haas and Hult Int'l Business School and a Global Network Member at the World Economic Forum. He has helped build new innovation ventures in 35+ countries, publishes, speaks and comments in the media on disruption in the global economy frequently. 

Mark Esposito Ph.D.

Professor & Sr. Advisor Cambrian

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Mark Esposito, Ph.D, is a senior advisor to Cambrian and recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters of The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to industry. He co-founded Nexus FrontierTech and was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent business thinkers.

Terence Tse Ph.D

Professor & Sr. Advisor Cambrian

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Terence is a senior advisor to Cambrian and co-founder/ Exec. Director of Nexus FrontierTech, a firm that uses AI to make data machine-usable and provides a robust infrastructure for process automation. He is also a Professor of Entrepreneurship at ESCP Business School. A well-sought speaker around the world, Terence is also the author of three books.

The Speakers

Gen. George Casey

Former Chief of Staff U.S. Army

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Gen. George W. Casey Jr. served 41 years in the U.S. Army, including four years as chief of staff and as commander of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. Casey is a widely respected authority and lecturer on strategic leadership, including at Cornell University and the University of Virginia.

Helena Antoni MP

Member of Parliament, Sweden

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Helena is a Member of Parliament in Sweden since July 2019 representing the liberal/conservative party ”Moderaterna.” She is on the committees of infrastructure and enterprise. Her focus is on climate policy.

Nicholas Davis

MD at SWIFT Partners & Prof.

of Practice at Thunderbird

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Nicholas Davis is a Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management and Managing Partner at SWIFT Partners, which helps companies harness emerging technologies to create sustainable value. He is a Visiting Professor at UCL and co-authored Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Klaus Schwab, founder of the WEF. 

Hon. Erin Conaton

Former Undersecretary Readiness US Department of Defense

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The Honorable Erin C. Conaton is President of Conaton Strategies, advising companies that seek business with the U.S. government. During the Obama Administration, Erin was Under Secretary of the Air Force and Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. She previously served on the House Armed Services Committee staff.

Eleni Kitra

Head of MENA Fin Services & Auto

at Facebook

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Eleni Kitra is Regional Head of Automotive at Facebook for MENA, running Strategic Business Development for Automotive and Automotive as a Service. She is also the MENA Culture Lead, building a culture of trust, belonging, and high performance. She previously led Facebook’s Strategic Business Development for Financial Services and Global Agencies.

Chenyang Xu Ph.D.

Co-Founder Silicon Valley Future Academy & IEEE Fellow

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Chenyang Xu, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader and speaker on technology and innovation, especially on artificial intelligence, healthcare technologies, entrepreneurship and investment. He co-founded the Silicon Valley Future Academy, is a Managing Partner at PVmed Technologies Ltd. and previously worked as CTO of Siemens Technology to Business.

Martin Fleming Ph.D

Chief Economist IBM

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Martin Fleming is VP and Chief Economist at IBM, where he provides macroeconomic insight and analysis to company leaders and select clients. An expert in data science, he leads IBM’s data science profession, advises the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and works with initiatives at Columbia University and MIT.

Ayesha Khalid, MD

Surgeon Innovator

Harvard Medical School

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Ayesha Khalid is a Board Certified ENT surgeon, Chief of Division of Otolaryngology at Cambridge Health Alliance, and Clinical Director of the Yale School of Medicine Center for Biomedical Innovation. She completed an MBA at MIT’s Sloan Fellows Program, where she joined MIT H@cking Medicine to promote disruptive thinking in healthcare.

Amit Kapoor Ph.D.

Honorary Chairman, Institute of Competitiveness India

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Amit Kapoor, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on competitiveness. He is Honorary Chairman of the Institute for Competitiveness, India, and President of the India Council on Competitiveness, as well as an affiliate faculty member at Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Michael Schwarz Ph.D.

Chief Economist & Corporate Vice President Microsoft

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Michael Schwarz, PhD, is Chief Economist and VP at Microsoft, the latest in a series of economics and science leadership roles at major high-tech companies. Schwarz previously served as Chief Economist for Google Cloud, Chief Scientist for Waze, and head of the economics research unit at Yahoo!

Lake Dai

Partner LDV Partners & Adjunct

Professor Carnegie Mellon

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Lake Dai is an entrepreneur, partner at LDV Partners and Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, she spent 20 years leading product and engineering teams at Apple, Yahoo!, Alibaba and tech startups. She holds five U.S. patents in search algorithms, search tokenization, mobile data analytics and mobile monetization.


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