TWIN Member Events

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Howard Behar: Culture, Purpose & Servant Leadership
This is a truly special opportunity. If you don’t know of Howard Behar, then you don’t know Starbucks. I’ve heard of Howard’s contributions for years as the “heart and soul” of Starbucks… and his essential role as “the other Howard” at Starbucks. Last week I emailed him out of the blue and he accepted.

Howard is one of the world’s leaders regarding culture, purpose and servant leadership. What it means to really LIVE these broad, nuanced, essential concepts, and to do so in the context of a rapidly scaling global enterprise. As Howard told me, “I’m 77 years old, and I want to share these ideas with as many people as possible.” We’re eager to learn from the master. And remember, at TWIN Tables, YOU’RE on the screen, too. This isn’t a webinar!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
TWIN Table: Hybrid Work, Hybrid Lives
Join us to explore the who, what and why of returning to “offices” and in-person gatherings– and when to remain at-home inside the Internet. The topic arose often during TWIN Virtual, which was itself emblematic of the transitions in our lives, which won’t stop after Covid fades.

So, we’ve asked two TRUE experts in this arena. Andrea and John spend most waking hours considering related topics… to open our TWIN Table with their insights. (Incidentally, John Bremen is one of my best friends from college and Andrea was one of our founding student leaders while she was at Kellogg. A true homecoming for all of us!)

John Bremen
Managing Director and Chief Innovation & Acceleration Officer
Willis Towers Watson

Andrea Hanson
VP, Experiences + Devices Strategy
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
TWIN Roundtable
Our TWIN Futures Team member Chris Gebhardt, founder of Stir Strategy & Story and former EVP of Participant Media, will host a roundtable about the rapidly expanding field of Impact Investing. It’s about far more than most realize. Be part of a group of TWINians eager to explore and advance the frontiers of profit + purpose.
Thursday, March 11 , 2021 – Saturday, March 13, 2021
Nowhere Fest
Jon and team are inviting TWINians to join the event with all proceeds supporting the charity Helping Hearts NYC… and the ticket price for the entire program ranges from $100 to … $5 (yes, that’s FIVE dollars).
You choose. Purchase tickets here:
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Opera Arts Table
For lovers, students and supporters of the performing arts, join us for The Future of Opera
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Better Elections, Better Democracy
Entrepreneur and non-profit leader Katherine Gehl, co-author with Michael Porter of The Politics Industry, will share her crusade to implement a new form
of voting state-by-state, nationwide, that recently passed into law in Alaska. The methodology has the potential
to dramatically improve the civility, effectiveness and quality of America’s public sphere, even with just a few more states signing on. I’m a huge fan of Gehl and her work… and Alaska has already adopted Gehl and Porter’s system. Gehl’s idea has a REAL chance to meaningfully enhance our nation’s political life— and our future.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Serendipity Table
SERENDIPITY CALLS!, Join us power our TWIN Serendipity Engine. Meet fellow TWINians in a facilitated format. It will be unexpected, fun… and it might change your life! If you do ONE thing with TWIN this month… do this. As we say, “Never leave serendipity to chance.”
Wednesday, May 12
2:00 pm CT – 3:15 pm CT
New Global ISO Innovation Standards— and what they mean for your business
If you lead innovation for a corporation, NGO or government organization, join this TWIN Table!

The international business standards body, ISO, recently launched a new worldwide set of standards for innovation management processes. Brett Trusko, Ph.D., played a significant leadership role for this global initiative, along with TWINians from Norway, Denmark, Japan and elsewhere. Brett will be joined by corporate innovation leaders from the International Association of Innovation Professionals– a group he leads and co-founded– in a roundtable format to explore what the new standards might mean for your business.
Wednesday, May 5
2:00 pm CT – 3:15 pm CT
The Art & Science of Cultivating Influence, with Jon Levy, Ph.D.
Jon Levy wrote a book, You’re Invited: The Art & Science of Cultivating Influence. Expect some unexpected turns, and a lot of fun with your fellow TWINians. Jon will help ensure we don’t leave serendipity to chance.
How Wellbeing Unlocks Innovation
In this session, TWINIAN Justin Milano will share Abroad’s 5+ years of global research on the wellbeing of leaders as a path to increased performance and innovation.

The session will include multiple breakout rooms where TWINIAN’s can connect and explore the exciting possibilities of a future where leaders can create outsized impact, and feel balanced and well while they do it.
Serendipity Table
SERENDIPITY CALLS!, Join us power our TWIN Serendipity Engine. Meet fellow TWINians in a facilitated format. It will be unexpected, fun… and it might change your life! If you do ONE thing with TWIN this month… do this. As we say, “Never leave serendipity to chance.”
July 28 at 2:00 pm CT
Accelerating the AI Journey with Responsible and Trusted AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have become the frontier for digital transformation. That said, many companies are struggling to get real business value and many ML projects have been stalled due to risk and compliance concerns. 96% of organizations run into problems with AI and ML projects due to a lack of trust in data and models across siloed functions, according to a Dimensional Research report. And, according to VentureBeat, 90% of ML models never even make it into production.

Join Board Advisor Suraj Madnani and Chairman Manoj Saxena of the Responsible AI Institute for our July TWIN Table event: “Accelerating the AI Journey with Responsible and Trusted AI.” During the session, we will discuss the important role of responsible AI in driving end-to-end transparency and trust. The event will include breakout rooms where TWINians can connect and discuss trust concerns with AI in their industries as well as approaches to making AI more responsible.

Suraj Madnani
Board Advisor, Responsible AI Institute

Manoj Saxena
Chairman, Responsible AI Institute

June 1 – 3
TWIN Global Beyond 2022
2022’s theme, BEYOND!, reflects our voyages beyond the pandemic as well as technology-driven change beyond the headlines: quantum computing, fusion & hydrogen energy, psychedelics, proximity strategy, commercialization of space and more.
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