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So many ideas, so little funding! Some of the biggest business success stories were the product of dollar coffees and a loving parent’s garage—including Johnny Cupcakes. So if you have the drive then this presentation will show you how to get behind the wheel and steer!

With utter conviction and complete passion Johnny will talk budding entrepreneurs through the lessons he has learnt on his journey to global domination – and arm them with easy to apply strategies for making their dreams a reality.

Key takeaways include:

  • DEFINING YOUR BRAND – creating a product that people can believe in
  • MONEY TALKS – how you can generate cash to get up and running
  • GETTING BACK UP – how to fail in style, and get back up for more
  • KEEPING THE FOCUS –simple tricks for keeping your head in the game

Artificial Intelligence has been a perpetual trending topic for the past several years. It's the subject of some 50 TED talks, hundreds of industry white papers, and enough speculative chatter to fill a data center. Most of the speculation vacillates between sunny optimism about product development and dire warnings accompanied by prescriptions for safeguards and constraints. Into the center of this rhetorical dualism steps Mick Ebeling, founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs. His presentation has immediate implications and applications for business, education, government, medicine, the arts, and nearly any discipline where technology can extend human capability.

Built on real-world experience in creating access technologies to help individuals transcend physical limitations, Mick's talk defies current paradigms of hype and sci-fi fantasy with a practical, human-centered approach to AI and machine learning. By focusing on underserved communities and overlooked individuals, and by using open-source technology to solve their problems, Mick's company has opened the door to more universal human needs. This flips the script on closed systems and tech for the 1%, pushing AI development ahead through wider dispersal and a hacker's DIY mentality.

Using compelling case studies, Mick explores three levels of technological enhancement to human life, with a particular emphasis on exploiting neuro-plasticity and networks for the greater good. The intent behind innovation and the experience it makes possible, he suggests, are both more important than the technological means by which we achieve it. Always more inspiring and provocative than merely informative or reassuring, Mick connects with audiences where they are and takes them places they've never been. With compassion, humor, and deep insight, he dismantles a tangle of A.I. theory and opinioneering to illuminate Defiant Intelligence as a personal, useful reality, here and now.

Mickey Edwards has been a part of—and a student of—America’s political system, first from the outside, as a partisan party leader and conservative political activist; then, from deep within the system itself, as a senior member of Congress, a member of the congressional leadership and an advisor to Presidents, and then from the outside again, as an award-winning lecturer at Harvard and Princeton, a political columnist and broadcaster, and a mentor to a new generation of public officeholders. It has been a unique vantage point, one matched by no other observer of American politics, and that combination of perspectives has led to a series of breathtaking proposals not to replace one party with another, or replace some officials with others, but to change the entire political system from top to bottom, creating a system that recaptures what America’s founders intended: a government in which the voice of the people is actually heard; a system in which, within the bounds of the Constitution, the people themselves control the levers of government.

What Edwards proposes is a far-reaching change in how campaigns are funded, eradicating the ability of political insiders to limit voters’ choices by controlling who can be on the ballot, and depriving parties of the right to shape congressional districts for their own advantage, undermining the Founders’ vision of truly representative government.

Edwards’ proposals have stirred a national political movement through his book, The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, a movement that has been fueled by groundbreaking articles in The Atlantic, Daedalus, The New York Times, and other major publications. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote in an editorial: “The man widely credited with helping the open primary proposal gain steam nationally is former Rep. Mickey Edwards ... who advocated for both redistricting and primary reform in his 2012 book ... This should be Missouri’s future ... Neither major political party likes these ideas. Why? It takes the primaries out of their hands and puts the power where it belongs, with the people.”  

Edwards’ arguments have changed the national debate about the extreme control political parties exercise over our political system—arguments heard on television broadcasts as diverse as Charlie Rose, the PBS NewsHour and Bill Moyers, and on outlets ranging from CNN and NPR to MSNBC and Al Jazeera, and before audiences ranging from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to trade associations and from labor unions to college campuses.  

Nicholas Epley (Exclusively WSB)

You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want and know. It’s a sixth sense you use each day in every professional and personal relationship—but how well do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors or customers want or are thinking? In this high-energy, illuminating presentation, Nicholas Epley takes the audience on an exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind. How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you or tell when others are lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you at work or at home? Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel and want what we do, when in fact they do not? And, why we do we believe we understand our fellow workers, customers, competitors, spouses, family and friends so much better than we actually do? While Epley’s presentation will not turn others into open books, it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.

Nicholas Epley (Exclusively WSB)

Understanding why people buy what they buy, think what they think, and act as they do requires understanding how those people evaluate the world through their own eyes and from their own inside perspective.  One reason companies misunderstand their consumers, leaders misunderstand their followers, and managers misunderstand their clients is because they inherently evaluate other people from an outside perspective. In this presentation, Epley addresses what behavioral scientists have learned about these two differing perspectives, describes how they create systematic misunderstanding between people, and shares with audiences how you can align your perspective with others to understand them better in both your professional as well as personal life.

On the mountains, successful expedition leaders think like guides, not climbers. In the business world, the most successful sales leaders think like CEOs. They inspire and lead by example.

Susan is an expert practitioner in the art of sales leadership. Throughout her career, she has excelled at building and leading teams that achieve exceptional, sometimes life-changing results. In this inspiring presentation, Susan shares the Project • Prepare • Persevere® methodology that enabled her to lead her sales team to achieve a seemingly impossible $300M revenue goal while simultaneously climbing the Seven Summits; the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Susan shows why the best leaders are much more than top performers themselves. They enable every member of their team to overcome their perceived limitations by learning to commit to their team’s shared vision of success. Attendees will walk away with the leadership skills they need to help their teams win the recognition and rewards that accrue to top performers.

The Future of Work and Human Resources

Learning objectives:

  • Examine evolving workforce insights and trends.

  • Define Rock Star HR. What does it take to deliver impact today?

  • Learn how HR can act from a position of influence to develop high-trust, high-value relationships with business partners.

  • Rethink the HR value proposition.

  • Address the impact of emerging technology and the next generation of workers

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