Countdown to Symposium 2024:

March 12-142024


Ritz-Carlton Orlando,Grande Lakes


March 12-142024

Ritz-Carlton Orlando,Grande Lakes

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Jim Carroll

Global Futurist

Jim Carroll is recognized as the world’s leading futurist, trends and innovation experts, with a massive global blue-chip client list. Over the last 30 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight at his events. Jim’s global client list gives him a front-row seat to the high-velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization.

With that insight, and the customized research that he undertakes for every engagement, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes!

Jim provides high energy keynotes for audiences of 50 to 5,000, as well as intimate, customized strategic planning sessions for CEO/CxO, board, and senior management meetings. He has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of organizations and industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking and countless others.

He has been invited in by NASA (twice) to share his insight on the future of the space industry; by Disney, to advise on new strategies for creativity and innovation; by the PGA of America for his thoughts on how to accelerate the golf industry; by Pfizer for insight on the future of medical science; by the World Bank for his thoughts on opportunities for economic development; and by the Wall Street Journal for his perspective on disruptive trends. Among countless others…

Jim Carroll is an author, with numerous books including Now What?, Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast;, Surviving the Information Age, The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast, Ready, Set, Done, and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas.

Douglas W. Clark

Executive chairman of corcentric

Doug Clark has served as Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Corcentric (formerly AmeriQuest) since 1996. His professional experience includes stints in public accounting, investment banking, and as a technology and transportation entrepreneur.

Doug was instrumental in growing Corcentric into one of the leading tech-enabled business services companies with more than 2,000 customers throughout North America. During his tenure, he has led the company to be named nine times to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies.”

Prior to founding AmeriQuest, Doug was President of Amtralease, a national association of independent full service truck leasing companies. A Certified Public Accountant, Clark was a Vice President and Director of Drexel Firestone Inc., an investment banking firm. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) and is a Board member of AAA South Jersey and ACP. Clark also serves on the Executive Advisory Council of Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business. He received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Miami and his M.B.A. in finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Matt Clark

President and chief executive officer of corcentric

Matt Clark is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Corcentric. He is responsible for setting and steering Corcentric’s strategic vision along with its mission of empowering businesses to do more. His leadership has led to a substantial increase in employees, revenue, and the company’s growing presence in the B2B FinTech space. Since the beginning of 2018, Matt has guided the company through three acquisitions that position Corcentric as a global leader in Source-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash solutions.

Matt is an adviser and guest lecturer for the University of Maryland’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, and is an active member of Vistage Chief Executive Group, which provides peer-to-peer mentoring for DC area business leaders. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

James P. Connolly

Master of ceremonies

James P. Connolly is a stand-up comedian and radio/TV host known for his playful, confident style and quick wit. He attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship. While serving in Desert Storm, he was ordered to write jokes for a Colonel. Arriving in Hollywood, he began to perform at LA’s major comedy venues and soon popped up on television, commercials and in small films.

James has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, HBO, in the new Netflix series, “Larry Charles: Dangerous World of Comedy”, and on the Audible Audio Documentary, “Strong Ending”. James can be heard daily on SiriusXM Comedy Channels, has hosted “Live From Here” for National Lampoon XM Radio, and recorded a “Blue Collar Radio Comedy Concert” for SiriusXM, He produces an annual Veterans Day Comedy Show benefiting the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP).

Dominique Dawes

Olympic Gold Medalist, Healthy Lifestyle Advocate

Owner of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academies, Dominique opened the gyms to continue her commitment to developing a healthy and compassionate culture in the sport of gymnastics. Her first academy opened in the midst of a global pandemic, July 2020 and her second location opened in 2023. Dawes also holds minority ownership of the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, and served as the co-chair of the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition under the Obama administration alongside Drew Brees. Alongside LeBron James and Maverick Carter, she recently served as Executive Producer of the Peacock docu-series “Golden”, the journey of USA’s elite gymnasts on the road to the Tokyo Olympics, which has been nominated for a Sports Emmy.

Dawes holds her degree from the University of Maryland and was inducted into UMD’s prestigious Hall of Fame in 2022. In 2023, her hometown of Montgomery County, Maryland will honor her career and legacy with a life size statue to continue inspiring the next generation to follow in her footsteps.

As a wife, mother of four, Olympian, and business owner, Dominique Dawes has transcended the world of sports, politics, entertainment, and culture.

Jason Dorsey

Jason Dorsey

Generations and behavioral researcher and speaker

Jason Dorsey’s passion is solving generational challenges for leaders through his unique research discoveries. He delivers results through his unforgettable keynote presentations and custom behavioral research around the world. His talent is applying unexpected discoveries from his 100+ research studies—along with his frontline experience working with over 700 clients—to deliver new solutions and inspiration that drives measurable results. He’s funny, too.

Jason has been featured on 200+ TV shows, including 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, and The Early Show. Adweek calls Jason a “research guru” and The New York Times featured him in its cover story on marketing to Millennials. Jason is known for discovering Millennials are breaking into two generations: Mega-llennials and Me-llennials. He’s also acclaimed for his discovery that “Technology is only new if you remember it the way it was before.” Jason was the first to share with the media that COVID-19 was Gen Z’s generation-defining moment.

Shuya Gong

Interaction Designer

Shuya Gong is an interaction designer with a background in mechanical engineering and expertise in systems and ventures. Formerly a design director at IDEO, Shuya started her work in collaborative innovation through exploring blockchain technologies with an ecosystem of financial institutions including Nasdaq, Fidelity, and Citibank to understand how emergent technologies would change every day experiences. Throughout her career, Shuya has worked across industries spanning food, fashion, and fertility with Fortune 50 companies on shaping their future strategies at the intersection of new cultural trends and technologies. Recently, her work explores the new emotions that cyberphysical interactions and novel digital mediums introduce into products and services and is an investor at IDEO CoLab Ventures. Her work can be found on shelves at Target through the initial concepting of Good and Gather, a $2B+ flagship label, and in circular return systems at select Starbucks locations. Shuya is also an innovation fellow and lecturer at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a founder and partner of the regenerative design collective Maybe Ventures, and an herbal apprentice at Agape Healing, a traditional Chinese medicine practice founded by her father.

David Horsager

David Horsager

CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute

David Horsager is bestselling author of The Trust Edge and CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute. With clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to professional sports teams and global governments, David has taken the platform across the United States and on 6 continents. He invented The Enterprise Trust Index™️ and leads the charge in the nation’s foremost trust study—The Trust Outlook™️.

Jonathan Kozy

Jonathan Kozy

Managing Director – Senior Macro Strategist | Chief Investment Office, Bank of America

Jonathan Kozy is a Director and Senior Macro Strategy Analyst supporting Bank of America Private Bank and Merrill for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Bank of America Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the analysis of global economic trends, market research and financial developments in support of economic forecasts, strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions across the wealth management businesses. He is a major contributor to thought leadership on economic market developments and forecasts and is an active member of the GWIM Investment Strategy Committee.

Harris III

Award-Winning Illusionist and Best-Selling Author

Harris III (“the third”) is a top-rated speaker, award-winning illusionist and #1 bestselling author. As one of the most seasoned speakers in the world, he has performed and spoken live at over 2,000 events to more than 2 million people in all 50 states and more than 30 countries on 6 continents. On the heels of over 20 years of experience as a creative entrepreneur, Harris is now the Founder of Istoria Collective and the Poetics Guild, creator of the storyOS™️, host of a top 1% podcast in the world, and an in-demand coach and consultant to leaders of both small businesses and global brands. He’s on a relentless mission to help leaders and entrepreneurs 10x their growth, so we can solve our current leadership crisis with wonder, curiosity and creativity. The objective is simple: So you can win, both in leadership and in life, and create a better future for yourself, your organization and our world.

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