VIRTUAL TWIN 2021

BEYOND!
Leading The Future

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VIRTUAL TWIN 2021

Let’s begin our ‘live’ experience dedicated to everyone joining us in cyberspace.

This segment won’t be about speakers, it will be about YOU. Meeting online, engaging, sharing questions and missions, building connective energy for our shared experience. Most of all ensuring that our TWINians in the Metaverse know they’re essential for us.

Co-hosted by TWIN’s resident spoken word artist and prolific inspiration and insight generator, Marshall Davis Jones.

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Topics

September 21
Reconnect to go BEYOND
Today is all about YOU and US.
Random networking, highlights from TWINs past brought up to date... and a jam session with Harold O'Neal around the piano at Rob's house
September 22
Corporate Imperatives: Digital & Industry-Wide Transformation
Engage with Corporate & Entrepreneurial leaders to explore how they're going 'beyond'. During special 'Lunch Tables', join one of four rooms to meet other TWINians with similar interests. No speakers, just TWINians engaging around: Food & Agriculture innovation; Digital, VR, AI; Wellness & Human Transformation; Storytelling. In the evening, we'll engage how current and past trends - from SciFi and NFTs - catalyze the arts to go Beyond.
September 23
Technology, Global Impact: Going BEYOND
How might the next waves
of technology - from DeFi and Quantum Computing to Funding Platforms and Oncology... transform our lives and address some of our world's biggest challenges? What can we learn from TWINians commercializing at the bleeding edge and operating in frontier markets around the world?
Inspire yourself and your organization to go beyond - and discover potential TWIN allies along the way.

"Met at TWIN"

Alisa EllisGlobal Head of Innovation & Emerging Products, Discover Financial Services
Jack PorterPresident and CEO at Cognizer
Dorit DonovelDirector, NASA Translational Institute for Space Health, Baylor College of Medicine
Sam GlassenbergFounder & CEO Levelex
Kristina LibbyFounder of The Floral Heart Project
Irwin KulaPresident at CLAL
Alisa EllisGlobal Head of Innovation & Emerging Products, Discover Financial Services
Jack PorterPresident and CEO at Cognizer
Dorit DonovelDirector, NASA Translational Institute for Space Health, Baylor College of Medicine
Sam GlassenbergFounder & CEO Levelex
Kristina LibbyFounder of The Floral Heart Project
Irwin KulaPresident at CLAL
When Jack and Alisa met at TWIN, Jack was giving a keynote speech focused on AI deep learning, which attracted Alisa’s attention. Alisa is an entrepreneur constantly working to integrate new technologies into the corporate world, and Jack is a brilliant developer. A partnership was inevitable. They worked together to integrate AI at Alisa’s company, Discover Financial Services, and since then, they’ve stayed in close contact, forming innovative solutions to transform business and the workplace.
Though Dorit and Sam met at TWIN Global 2018, they also had another connection, having been recognized by the media on the same day for their respective accomplishments, Dorit for her research to protect astronauts in space, and Sam having made the Medical Marketing & Media’s 40 under 40 list. Since their meeting, they have formed a partnership to foster breakthrough research and innovation.
Artist, writer, and technology executive Kristina Libby founded the COVID-19 public art movement Floral Heart Project to provide some help to creators and innovators all around the world. She and Irwin Kula, rabbi and president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and dedicated writer of books to provide people greater passion and purpose, will join Rob Wolcott on the panel “Mourning, Memorial, & Thriving Beyond the Pandemic” with the common goal of helping people make it through COVID with greater passion and spirituality.
When Jack and Alisa met at TWIN, Jack was giving a keynote speech focused on AI deep learning, which attracted Alisa’s attention. Alisa is an entrepreneur constantly working to integrate new technologies into the corporate world, and Jack is a brilliant developer. A partnership was inevitable. They worked together to integrate AI at Alisa’s company, Discover Financial Services, and since then, they’ve stayed in close contact, forming innovative solutions to transform business and the workplace.
Though Dorit and Sam met at TWIN Global 2018, they also had another connection, having been recognized by the media on the same day for their respective accomplishments, Dorit for her research to protect astronauts in space, and Sam having made the Medical Marketing & Media’s 40 under 40 list. Since their meeting, they have formed a partnership to foster breakthrough research and innovation.
Artist, writer, and technology executive Kristina Libby founded the COVID-19 public art movement Floral Heart Project to provide some help to creators and innovators all around the world. She and Irwin Kula, rabbi and president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and dedicated writer of books to provide people greater passion and purpose, will join Rob Wolcott on the panel “Mourning, Memorial, & Thriving Beyond the Pandemic” with the common goal of helping people make it through COVID with greater passion and spirituality.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (All times CT)
CONNECT & RECONNECT

Today isn’t about content… it’s about connection.
09:00 am – 09:15 am CT
Welcome and Reflections

Reflections on Where we are… and where we’re going.

Robert C. Wolcott
Co-Founder & Chair
TWIN Global
09:15 am – 10:15 am CT
From Past to Future

A few TWINians— new and longtime– gather at Rob’s house in New Jersey to reflect on a few of our favorite moments from TWINs past… and what they might tell us about the future. Join us for some surprises!

Nusrat Durrani
Media Strategist, Filmmaker
Founder & Ex-Head, MTV World

Bob Hendrickson
Serial Entrepreneur
TWIN Advisory Board & Patron

Marjorie Paillon
Host & Writer, Tech 24
France 24
10:45 am – 11:00 am CT
Random Networking

Transition to the Random Networking option within HopIn. Meet and share your mission objectives with other TWINians. You never know who you’ll meet or re-meet… and you’re all worth meeting!
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT
BREAK
12:00 pm – 01:15 pm CT
Ask a Scientist (or, three)
Just for fun. Your lunchtime (or Dinner… or mid-morning coffee…) opportunity to ask TWINians neuroscientist Moran Cerf and behavioral scientist Tamas David-Barrett anything you like about human behavior, how our brains work (or don’t) and just life on earth in general… or beyond. Chat in your questions at the mainstage.

Moran Cerf
Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Marketing
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Tamas David-Barrett
Evolutionary Behavioral Scientist
Trinity College
Oxford University

Kristina Libby
Chief Marketing Officer
Former Chief Science Officer
HyperGiant
07:00 pm – 08:15 pm CT
Jam Session!

We had planned to do this in person at the MCA, but we make do. Join us online for a while around the piano, and perhaps the dance floor, at Rob’s house with acclaimed composer, pianist and martial artist Harold O’Neal and “Waacking” dancing diva Princess Lockeroo.


Samara Cohen
“Princess Lockeroo”
International Waacking Champion

Nusrat Durrani
Media Strategist, Filmmaker
Founder & Ex-Head, MTV World

Harold O’Neal
Pianist, Composer, Martial Artist

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Corporate Imperatives: Digital and Industry-wide Transformation
This morning we’ll focus on corporate and entrepreneurial leadership through technology-enabled, covid-accelerated transformations. Professor Wolcott will open with foresight into where all industries are heading over the next few decades. Kaihan Krippendorff will then engage Chief Strategy Officers from two global corporations, followed by discussion by three TWINians from corporate and entrepreneurial perspectives.
09:00 am – 09:20 am CT
Proximity & Digital Leadership
Gain essential foresight into where digital technologies are taking us across all industries. Professor Wolcott will establish the concept of Proximity and why it is an absolute imperative to understand for long-term competitiveness.

Robert C. Wolcott
TWIN Co-Founder & Chair
Adjunct Professor of Innovation
Booth School of Business
University of Chicago
09:20 am – 10:00 am CT
Digital Leadership Beyond Covid
Professor Wolcott’s co-author and TWINian Kaihan Krippendorff follows our introduction of Proximity with a trialogue with two Chief Strategy Officers leading transformation at multi-billion dollar enterprises, one in manufacturing and industrial cloud services and the other in facilities services of all sizes and scales.

Tom Gallo
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation
ABM Industries

Kaihan Krippendorff
Founder
Outthinker Network

Roopa Unnikrishnan
Former Chief Strategy Officer
Vontier
Former CSO, HARMAN International
10:00 am – 10:30 am CT
Debrief with TWINians

Professor Wolcott and a few of our entrepreneurial leaders will react to Kaihan’s trialogue and advance our Proximity conversation from the Corporate Leader & Entrepreneur’s perspective.

Cindy Chin
Founder & CEO
Clipr.ai
Datanaut, NASA

Slava Rubin
Managing Director
Humbition
Co-Founder, Indiegogo

Toby Redshaw
CEO
Verus Advisory
Former SVP, 5G Strategy & Innovation, Verizon


HOST
Robert C. Wolcott
TWIN Co-Founder & Chair
10:30 am - 10:45 am CT
Technology– and our Lives– BEYOND

Tune in to witness technology history. You’ll hear it here FIRST.

Robert Edward Grant
Founder and Chairman
Crown Sterling
10:45 am – 11:00 am CT
RANDOM NETWORKING

Join for our second round of randomness… and synchronicity!… at the Random Networking option within HopIn. You never know whom you’ll meet or re-meet… and you’re all worth meeting!
11:00 am – 11:50 am CT
Human Health through Food – Four Visions for the Future

We must look beyond feeding the world to nourishing the world. Empowering human health and resilience through more nutritious, sustainable, accessible foods. We’ll require new paradigms and a new kinds of multi-stakeholder collaboration. In this segment four leading players will share their visions for transforming food, healthcare and food behavior change at scale.

You’ll also see the NOURISH Movement at work, which emerged from our TWIN Catalyst for Food & Agriculture Innovation.

TC Chatterjee
CEO
Griffith Foods

Kristin Heron Rubin, PhD
Global Director of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs
KIND International, Mars

Kelly Morse Nowicki
Senior Operations Administrator (SVP)
Mayo Clinic

Ennis Olson
Global Innovation and Portfolio
Food@Google


HOST
Scott Bowman
Managing Director
Clareo
Nourish Movement Co-Founder
12:00 pm – 01:00 pm CT
Innovation Lunch (or coffee, or dinner, or nightcap) Tables
No speakers, no panelists, no agenda… just hosts with major presence in each arena, fellow TWINians and you sharing a common interest. Discover TWIN colleagues with interests similar to your own. Where can we go, together?

Select one Session room to join on HopIn. Each session is limited to 20 people on the screen. You’re welcome to just listen, but we recommend finding a room where you can connect directly on-screen. (That’s the point.)

Food & Agriculture Innovation

Digital, VR, AI and Beyond

Wellness & Human Transformation

Story Telling
01:00 pm – 07:00 pm CT
BREAK
07:00 pm – 08:15 pm CT
The Arts Beyond: NFTs, Sci-Fi and “Scaling Joy”
Because the arts uniquely help us find meaning in our lives, they will always be an essential part of TWIN. What might Beyond mean in this context? For insights and inspiration, we’ll explore NFTs, sci-fi and fresh impressions of 12-tone—and “scaling joy”. Designed by TWIN Creative Director Jeffrey Ernstoff.


Sonia Coman
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Asian Art
TWIN Visual Arts Advisor
+Huge Sci-Fi Fan!

Sorah Seong
NFT Entrepreneur & Thought Leader
Assistant Professor of Management & Organization
Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Natasha Tsakos
Performer, Showmaker, Writer, Futurist
All-around “Out There” Visionary


HOSTS
Jeffrey Ernstoff
CEO, Ernstoff Creative
TWIN Creative Director

Robert C. Wolcott
Co-Founder & Chair
TWIN Global

TWIN Virtual
Thursday, September 23

LOCATION: COLLINS HQ in Brooklyn

BEYOND!
09:00 am – 09:20 am CT
Welcome to COLLINS… Beyond the Final Frontier
We’re joining you live from COLLINS’s new offices in Brooklyn and their founder’s personal library of design, hope and the future. Visionary Brand Experience designer Brian Collins will share his thoughts about “What’s Beyond?”

Brian Collins
Chief Creative Office & Co-Founder
COLLINS
09:20 am – 09:30 am CT
On Mars Time
What happens when you live and think in different planets? Brendan Chamberlin-Simon has been working on “Mars Time” for a few years now, guiding the Curiosity Rover and Helicopter on Mars. He’s also a recording artist when he’s here on Earth time.

Brendan Chamberlain-Simon (aka, “Proud Father”)
Robotics Technologist, Curiosity Rover & Helicopter on Mars
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Recording Artist, The View of Earth from Mars
09:30 am – 10:10 am CT
What’s Beyond… and Why Should we Care?
Kellogg Professor Mohan Sawhney will share his perspective on what’s BEYOND in the realm of technology, and why we should care.

Kristina Libby
Chief Marketing Office
HyperGiant

Marjorie Paillon
Host & Writer, Tech 24
France 24

Toby Redshaw
CEO
Verus Advisory
Former SVP, 5G Strategy & Innovation, Verizon

Mohan Sawhney
McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology
Associate Dean for Digital Innovation
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
10:10 am – 10:30 am CT
Taming Schrödinger’s Cat: Quantum Computing

Michael Brett
Principal Specialist, WW Business Development
Amazon Braket

Nicholas Farina
CEO
EeroQ
Partner, Scholar Ventures
Founding Member, US Quantum Industry Coalition


INTERLOCUTOR
Marjorie Paillon
Host & Writer, Tech 24
France 24
10:30 am – 10:35 am CT
A TWIN Foreshadow: Distributed Economy
Blockchain, distributed ledgers and a range of technologies open entirely new possibilities for finance, economic organization and governance. Blockchain legal expert and entrepreneur Amy ter Haar will foreshadow a major discussion we’ll have via TWIN Tables over the next few months… and which we’ll reprise at TWIN Global 2022.

Chris Autry
Founder & CEO
iothic

Amy ter Haar
Board Member
Blockchain Canada
Lawyer & Entrepreneur
10:35 am – 11:00 am CT
BREAK (go network!)
11:00 am – 11:30 am CT
Global Impact BEYOND
Long-time TWINian and Silicon Valley pundit Vivek Wadhwa shares insights from his work, and others, in India and beyond bringing transformative technology to the world— with an ever-present ethical compass.

TWIN Co-Founder Stephanie Wolcott then interviews Jim Chu, founder of Untapped Global, about his company’s efforts to bring capital to entrepreneurs in Africa who are seeking impact from grassroots to scale. They’re joined by Novus Founder and UN outreach ambassador Kunal Sood.

Jim Chu
Founder & CEO
Untapped Global

Kunal Sood
Founder & CEO
Novus

Vivek Wadhwa
Author, Technology Pundit
Distinguished Fellow
Harvard Law School
Silicon Valley Forum’s Visionary Award, 2018

HOST
Stephanie Wolcott
Advisory Board Member & Co-Founder
TWIN Global
11:30 am – 11:50 am CT
In Search of Genius, Chapter 1: Panama

TWINian Gina Otto’s purpose is to discover and tell stories of people from around the world solving some of our world’s biggest challenges. With In Search of Genius, she and her team seek insights into how we can lead for the future while generating widespread, sustainable prosperity.

Their first episode explores efforts underway in Panama scale back better post-Covid— considering local stakeholders and the environment as well as tourists dollars.

Iván Eskildsen
Minister of Tourism
Government of Panama

Dario Jhangimal V
Advisor to the Minister of Tourism
Government of Panama

Gina Otto
Executive Producer & Series Host
In Search of Genius
Author, Cassandra’s Angel
11:50 am – 12:15 pm CT
Truly Conquering Cancer
Overcoming cancer requires new paradigms. Dr. Rosenberg has been creating, piloting and applying them. Meanwhile, Jesus Mantas has taken his own journey toward wellness, facing– and overcoming!– Stage 4 Lymphoma over the past 18 months. We’ll hear from two of the most inspiring people we know.

Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Integrative Oncologist
Founder & CEO
Rosenberg Integrative Cancer Treatment & Research Institute
Co-founder, Hillstream BioPharma, Inc.


Special Check-in with:
Jesus Mantas
Senior Managing Partner
IBM
Board Member, Biogen
Stage 4 Lymphoma survivor
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm CT
To the Future… BEYOND
Professor Wolcott and TWIN’s resident poet laureate, Marshall Davis Jones, share concluding insights and our call to go BEYOND.

Marshall Davis Jones
Spoken Word Artist

Robert C. Wolcott
TWIN Global
Co-Founder & Chair

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I am so grateful to @Rob Wolcott for introducing me to this community. I have learned so much from you over the past two days. Thank you! Love, love, and love.
I am so grateful to @Rob Wolcott for introducing me to this community. I have learned so much from you over the past two days. Thank you! Love, love, and love.
David Delgado
Visual Strategist, The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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TWIN ADVISORY BOARD AND GLOBAL COUNCIL

Our members represent 30 innovation ecosystems.
Europe
Closex
Howard Tullman
Venture Investor & Serial Entrepreneur
TWIN Co-Founder & Board Member
Marjorie Pallion France
Host & Writer, Tech 24
France 24
Sethi Anil Switzerland
ETH
John Power Ireland
LSC International
Marc Goldberg France
Kinnernet Europe
Karim Shariff Dubai & Gulf States
CEO and Founder
Majlis Investment Management
Martin Wezowski Germany
SAP
Sridhar Iyengar Boston
Elemental Machines
Shariful Islam Bangladesh
Bangladesh Brand Forum
Maysoon Zayed Qatar
Qatar Stock Exchange
Njideka Harry
Youth for Technology Foundation
Kunal Sood India
Founder & CEO
Novus
Stephanie Wolcott Colombia
Corporate Philanthropy and Social Impact
Co-Founder, TWIN Global
Luis Garcia de Paredes Panama
Banco General
Carlos Arruda Brazil
Fundação Dom Cabral
Pablo Restrepo Colombia
Aluna Catalyst
Hiro Nishiguchi Japan
Japan Innovation Network (JIN)
Rosario Casas Columbia
XR Americas | BC Partners Tech
Guido van Nispen Netherlands
World Press Photo Foundation
Haisong Tang China
BCG Digital Ventures
Yitz Applbaum Israel
MizMaa Ventures, Ltd.
Debu Purkayastha UK
Managing Director, 3rd Eye
Board Member
University of Cambridge and NHS Foundation Trust
Euler Bropleh
VestedWorld
Sam Potolicchio Russia
Russian Presidential Academy
Juhani Talvia Finland
Talvia Consulting
Jorn Bang Anderson Denmark
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark Trade Commissioner, Southern Europe
João Ribeiro da Costa Portugal
Catolica Lisbon School of Business & Economics
Sten-Kristian Saluveer Estonia
Marche de Film, Festival de Cannes | Head of NEXT
Truls Berg Norway
Open Innovation Lab of Norway
Kristen Davis France
CinqC
Plamen Russev Bulgaria
Webit Foundation
Teddy Zmrhal San Franscisco, California
Salesforce
Hermawan Kartajaya Indonesia
MarkPlus, Inc
Tomas Barraza Italy
H-FARM
Dr. Rafael Salmi
President
Richardson RFPD
Bob Castro Washington D.C.
Hamilton Advisors and Former US Government Official
Chris Tun Myanmar
Chief Digital Officer
AYA Bank
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