Higher Resolutions: Leadership for a Changing Social Contract ———
14-15 June 2019 Seattle
#TPT2019 #ILA2019 #ThePerformanceTheatre #InspiredLeadershipAwards #TPTLibrary Please read our ‘Code of Conduct’ at the back of the programme for guidance on social media.
I am told by many of you that I must forgive and so I shall after we Indians have gathered around the fire with that salmon who has three stories it must tell before sunrise: one story will teach us how to pray; another story will make us laugh for hours; the third story will give us reason to dance. I am told by many of you that I must forgive and so I shall when I am dancing with my tribe during the powwow at the end of the world. Sherman Alexie â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Powwow at the End of the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (excerpt)
Contents —— 06 About The Performance Theatre — 08 Foreword — 10 Programme Day One: — 12 Prologue — 14 Act One: The Best and Worst of Times — 16 Act Two: Acknowledgement and Resolution — 18 The Inspired Leadership Awards Dinner — 20 Inspired Leadership Awards
Day Two: — 24 Act Three: Notes from the Field — 26 Act Four: The New World — 28 Act Five: Finale — 30 Closing Dinner
32 Speakers — 42 Participants — 50 Our Advisory Board — 52 Map + Venues — 54 Closing Credits — 56 The Performance Theatre Code of Conduct
About TPT —— The Performance Theatre is an annual meeting of leaders, thinkers, influencers and doers from around the world. We gather under a shared conviction
Each year we go to a different location;
that we need to ‘reinvent growth’ – be it
some of our previous host cities include
personal, commercial or economic – so that
Singapore, London, Oslo, Lisbon, Istanbul,
it: works with rather than against nature;
Beijing and Mumbai.
benefits the many rather than a small elite; and delivers value over the long term as
At a time of uncertainty and disruption, we try
well as the short.
to provide a 36-hour safe space for leaders from different sectors to learn, explore, reflect, and question accepted wisdom. We draw inspiration from the arts – especially but not exclusively the performing arts – to catalyse introspection and inspire the leadership we need to ‘reinvent growth’.
Welcome to The Performance Theatre 2019.
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Human / Nature Growth that works with and not against nature
Short / Long Growth that maintains the dynamism of short-term action while delivering value
Few / Many Growth that benefits larger numbers of people
over the longer term
Foreword —— From the rise of populism to the ‘techlash’
This year, we will draw inspiration from
businesses are experiencing, fault-lines are
Seattle, to investigate questions fundamental
opening in our social contracts. Our theme
to our theme – the role of cities and
– Higher Resolutions – is an invitation to
neighbourhoods in a globalising world,
consider what it means to lead in this time of
the role of digital technology in supporting
widespread social transformation.
different social contracts, and the future of our capital model.
Against the backdrop of transitions that some feel have created ‘winners’ and ‘losers’, how
Our 2019 programme represents the
can we resolve our very real differences and
conclusion of a trilogy we began in 2017, fresh
build the next social contracts to leave fewer
from the experience of the Brexit referendum,
behind? And what kind of leadership will
to examine the changing leadership demands
these ‘higher resolutions’ require? We must
of a global society characterised by filter
be ready to reflect on our own roles – as
bubbles and blind spots.
sectors, organisations, and leaders – in the challenges we face.
RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD
DR OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER AND VICE-CHAIR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO
Ten years ago, in 2009, The Performance
acknowledgement and resolution.
Theatre met in Washington, DC to tackle
We’ll be learning from mayors and
the theme of ‘Leadership at a Time of
business leaders, inventors and educators,
Transition and Turbulence’. Although a lot
entrepreneurs and activists, storytellers
has changed since then – and not just in DC
and, of course, each other.
– much remains the same. A decade after the Copenhagen climate summit, scientists
I want to extend particular thanks to Dr Nathan
are still sounding the alarm about climate
Myhrvold, Maurizio Vecchione and the teams
change, and governments around the world
at Intellectual Ventures and Global Good for
are still trying to repair the trust lost in the
their support. Their relentless curiosity about
wake of the global financial crisis.
the world has been a powerful source of inspiration for this year’s programme.
As we come together in Seattle, the leadership imperative is clear: achieving a
Thank you for being with us for our 19th
better growth model depends on our ability
Theatre – I look forward to spending the next
to escape from the feedback loops that are
two days together!
polarising our politics, raising our sea levels and reinforcing inequality. How can we, to borrow a phrase from Game of Thrones, ‘break the wheel’ in ways that make our social contracts stronger? What would have to happen for us to move from revolution to resolution? Our programme this year will examine our changing social contracts at the intersection of our global and local systems, and explore leadership practices around SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE
Programme â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Day One: Friday 14 June Plenary venue Nordic Museum 09:30 Bus transfer from Seattle Thompson Hotel
Acknowledgement and Resolution
An interactive session exploring
leadership practices related to
and welcome coffee 10:30 Prologue Overture and welcome
resolution and reconciliation. 17:30 Close and bus transfer to dinner Dinner venue Intellectual
12:00 Lunch 13:00 Act One:
Dinner and Inspired Leadership
and manage the unintended
Bus transfer to Seattle
consequences of growth?
The Best and Worst of Times
How can we understand
Perspectives from the city and regional level. 15:00 Break
Day Two: Saturday 15 June Plenary venue Seattle Opera 08:20 Bus transfer from Seattle Thompson Hotel
Performance and closing remarks
and welcome coffee 18:45 09:00 Act Three:
Close and walk to dinner
Notes from the Field
Examining the impact of
Chihuly Garden and Glass
systems interventions at the neighbourhood level. 13:00 Lunch
22:00 Bus transfer to Seattle Thompson Hotel
14:00 Act Four: The New World The ‘new world’ will demand new kinds of social contract. What might they look like? 17:15 Break
*All timings subject to slight change.
Higher Resolutions: Leadership for a Changing Social Contract ———
Prologue —— Overture — Welcome — RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE
I am I plus my surroundings; and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
An introduction to Seattle — DR NATHAN MYHRVOLD CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES
José Ortega y Gasset ‘Meditations on Quixote’
in conversation with — DR OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CEO AND CHAIRMAN, XYNTEO
Day One: Friday 14 June
Act One —— The Best and Worst of Times Rapid growth brings investment, jobs and opportunity, but it can also strain physical infrastructure and bypass, or even rupture, community networks that have developed over years. How do we better translate financial capital into social capital? And how do we manage the social contract when the ‘future’ is not evenly distributed? Introduction — Boom and bust Perspectives from the city and regional level — DAVID MILLER PRESIDENT AND CEO, WWF CANADA, AND 63RD MAYOR OF TORONTO, CANADA MICHAEL NUTTER FORMER MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES CHHAVI RAJAWAT VILLAGE HEAD, SODA, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
in conversation with — VERONICA LIE EVP, STRATEGY AND SYSTEMS, XYNTEO
The longer I live the more convinced I become that one of the greatest honors we can confer on other people is to see them as they are, to recognize not only that they exist, but that they exist in specific ways and have specific realities.
Table discussions All participants
V S Naipaul
Act One: The Best and Worst of Times ——
Act Two —— Acknowledgement and Resolution Transition and transformation can be divisive. How can our next social contracts unite people across social, political and economic rifts? And what kind of leadership will we need to resolve the conflicts that have opened up in the meantime? Acknowledgement — NORM STAMPER INDEPENDENT AUTHOR AND FORMER CHIEF, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Activity — facilitated by — STAND & DELIVER
Act Two: Acknowledgement and Resolution ——
Day One: Friday 14 June
And so castles made of sand, Fall in the sea, eventually. Jimi Hendrix ‘Castles Made of Sand’
— ELMER DIXON PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE DIVERSITY SERVICES LINDSAY DORAN MOVIE PRODUCER, THREE STRANGE ANGELS PRODUCTIONS COLLEEN ECHOHAWK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB
in conversation with — JUDE KELLY CBE FOUNDER, WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Day One: Friday 14 June
The Inspired Leadership Awards Dinner —— Hosted by Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good Fund We are delighted to welcome you to
in a lab. The most impactful inventions are
Intellectual Ventures Laboratory for a dinner
designed for scale from the beginning and are
to celebrate the winners of the 2019 Inspired
adaptable across very different local contexts.
Leadership Awards (ILA) – four impactoriented leaders developing solutions for
But success also means thinking about the
unmet social needs.
inventor. Turning promising inventions into high-impact innovations requires leadership.
Impact is also at the heart of Global Good’s
It requires people who can think about the wider
mission. Funded by Bill Gates and focused on
system, who are able to place themselves in the
a shared vision with Nathan Myhrvold, Global
shoes of end-users, and who can forge alliances
Good invents technology to solve some of
with new stakeholders. We are delighted to
humanity’s most daunting problems.
bring the ILA dinner to Intellectual Ventures Laboratory this evening and wish this year’s
This evening we will reflect on how to take
ILA recipients every success in the future.
promising innovations to scale. Inventing for impact is not just about building new things
DR NATHAN MYHRVOLD FOUNDER AND CEO, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES
MAURIZIO VECCHIONE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL GOOD AND RESEARCH, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES
The Inspired Leadership Awards Dinner ——
Day One: Friday 14 June
Inspired Leadership Awards —— The Inspired Leadership Awards (ILA) recognise young leaders who embody the spirit of TPT’s mission to ‘reinvent growth’, and who demonstrate the potential to achieve large-scale impact. This year, rather than announcing a single
relationships with each other and the TPT
winner, we are recognising the nominee
community. As an ILA committee, one of
group as a whole. The ILA is a moment
our key focuses this year will be on how
when we as a community express our
we can better support this network and
appreciation to the nominees, not only for
deepen that collaboration.
the impact they are having as leaders of young organisations, but also as valued new
This dinner is dedicated to our 2019
members of the TPT community. It seems right
awardees. I’m looking forward to learning
to celebrate them all.
from them, and invite us all to support their leadership journeys by sharing our own
I am delighted that so many of our previous ILA nominees have become regulars at TPT, contributing their unique perspectives on the themes we address as well as nurturing their
JEREMY HILLMAN CHAIR, INSPIRED LEADERSHIP AWARD, AND DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD BANK GROUP
stories and opening up our networks.
Inspired Leadership Awards ——
2019 Awardees —— CATHERINE BERMAN CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, CNOTE Catherine is the CEO and co-founder of CNote, an impact investment platform delivering competitive returns by investing in women, minorities and low-income communities across America. CNote was named ‘Top Innovation in Fintech’ by South by Southwest and has won accolades across the United States for reimagining what finance can do and who finance can serve. Prior to CNote, Catherine served as managing director at financial services firm Charles Schwab and senior vice president at venture capital firm Astia. Her last start-up, Global Brigades, grew to a multimillion-dollar enterprise in a few years and is now the global category leader. Catherine has worked with impact investments for over a decade, speaking at Google, Stanford University, Oxford University, SoCap, Coinbase and others to challenge conventional thinking about money and meaning.
RYAN GERSAVA FOUNDER AND ‘DOER’, VIRTUALAHAN Ryan is the founder of Virtualahan, a leading tech social enterprise in the Philippines that trains and employs people who experience employment discrimination because of a health condition, disability or former life condition. Ryan was denied employment as a licensed medical lab scientist because of his medical diagnosis and this inspired him to start Virtualahan. Today, Virtualahan is an internationally recognised and multi-awarded social enterprise serving not only persons with disabilities, but also former drug dependents, sex workers, solo parents, indigenous people, and out-of-school youths. Ryan is a Professional Fellow of the US State Department, the Global Good Fund, and The DO School. He has won multiple awards including the Google Business Stories Award, Asia-Pacific Future Maker, and Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Award. Ryan has spoken at the World Economic Forum, debated at the United Nations HQ, and has been featured in Bloomberg TV, CNN Philippines, Pioneer’s Post, Business Mirror, San Francisco Star, and other international media.
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, SAVANNAH INFORMATICS John is the co-founder of Savannah Informatics based in Nairobi, where he also serves as CEO. Founded in 2013 by a team of clinicians, the organisation automates healthcare transactions, thus reducing administrative costs and increasing the use of data for clinical and operational decision-making. To date, Savannah Informatics’ technology supports over 1,200 medical services providers, six medical insurers, Nairobi’s National Ministry of Health, multiple development agencies and pharmaceutical companies. John aspires to transform Africa into a source of global technologies and software talent. He is a medical doctor who gained healthcare management training at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Inspired Leadership Awards 2019 Awardees ——
DR JOHN MUTHEE
PRUKALPA SANKAR CO-FOUNDER, SOCIALCOPS Through SocialCops, a data intelligence company, Prukalpa is helping organisations of all kinds use data for better decisions – from helping non-profits measure the impact of their programmes and enabling SMEs to go digital for the very first time, to becoming the choice external data partner for large enterprises and powering India’s national data platform. SocialCops works with over 200 organisations in more than 50 countries, such as the United Nations, Government of India, Unilever, Pepsi, WPP, Gates Foundation and more. Prukalpa has been recognised by Forbes in its ‘30 Under 30’ Asia and India lists of the promising young leaders in technology, entrepreneurs and game-changers. SocialCops has also been recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer 2018’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and was featured in the New York Times’ list of 30 global visionaries.
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Act Three —— Notes from the Field
Act Three: Notes from the Field ——
Day Two: Saturday 15 June
Problems look different depending on the level of resolution we apply to them. How can systems challenges such as homelessness, gentrification, pollution and migration be solved at the neighbourhood level, and what role can global organisations play in helping these solutions scale? Introduction
YVES DACCORD DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
TAREK ALSALEH FOUNDER, FRONTLINEAID, AND FOUNDER, CAPOEIRA4REFUGEES
TERESA MOORE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SEATTLE CITYCLUB
JOANNA BICHSEL CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, KASHA
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DR CHRISTOPHER ELIAS PRESIDENT, GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION MICHAEL FROMAN VICE CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC GROWTH, MASTERCARD H CUNEYD ZAPSU CHAIRMAN, CUNEYD ZAPSU DANISMANLIK
in conversation with — LOIS QUAM PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL
You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here, I believe that much unseen is also here. Walt Whitman ‘Song of the Open Road’
Day Two: Saturday 15 June
Act Four —— The New World The rapid pace of the technological, environmental and social change we are experiencing will provoke and demand new forms of social contract. Will new digital technology eliminate our jobs and isolate us from our neighbours, or enable more participatory decision-making for businesses and governments? Can our economic model work more like nature, regenerating the systems that power its growth? Group exercise
Can economic growth work
more like nature?
Perspectives How is digital technology changing the social contract? PRUKALPA SANKAR CO-FOUNDER, SOCIALCOPS HANS VESTBERG CHAIRMAN AND CEO, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
in conversation with — JEREMY HEIMANS CO-AUTHOR, ‘NEW POWER’, AND CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PURPOSE
SALLIE CALHOUN FOUNDER, #NOREGRETS INITIATIVE DEBORAH FRIEZE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE ANTÓNIO SIMÕES CEO, GLOBAL PRIVATE BANKING, HSBC
in conversation with — SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE
— Walk and talk All participants
— Table discussions and synthesis All participants
We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over.
James Baldwin ‘Notes for a Hypothetical Novel’
Act Four: The New World ——
Act Five: Finale ——
Day Two: Saturday 15 June
Act Five —— Finale As we conclude our 2019 programme – and the thematic trilogy we began two years ago in Singapore, where Anna Deavere Smith opened our programme – what personal resolutions do we take with us into the new year? Group Performance — Apostrophe ANNA DEAVERE SMITH PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR AND PROFESSOR
— Reflection — Close RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD DR OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CEO AND CHAIRMAN, XYNTEO
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie
Day Two: Saturday 15 June
Closing Dinner —— Our closing dinner and celebration takes place at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum – a space dedicated to the expression of silicon in art and sculpture, rather than digital circuitry. Together we will celebrate Seattle – a city built among the reflections of the Pacific and Mount Rainier, and a crucible for cultural and artistic creation as much as technological invention. We will be treated to a performance by Kuinka, a local four-member band carrying on the city’s heritage of musical innovation with an electronic twist on folk tradition. Kuinka is – Nathan Hamer: ukulele, vocals and mandolin Miranda Zickler: vocals, synthesizer, banjo, rhythm guitar and percussion Jillian Walker: cello, synthesizer and vocals Zach Hamer: lead guitar, vocals and harmonica www.kuinkatheband.com
Closing Dinner ——
TAREK ALSALEH FOUNDER, FRONTLINEAID, AND FOUNDER, CAPOEIRA4REFUGEES Half Syrian and half German entrepreneur, Tarek has won lots of international awards for his initiatives. He changed the law in Syria to set up his own sports projects across the Middle East and beyond. Uniquely, the projects he started are now locally owned, creating new jobs and youth leadership, and have helped more than 70,000 refugees, abused women and kids with cancer. He now wants to change the aid system to ensure that local people get more funds through FrontlineAid, which uses innovation, tech and sustainable development thinking to realise a power shift from international to local. Using his decade of experience working directly with people in war and conflict zones, Tarek aims to truly localise aid. Recognitions include: the Inspired Leadership Award 2018 by The Performance Theatre; Charity of the Year 2018 by Charity Times, UK; BMW Foundation Award for Responsible Leaders 2015; and Anna Lindh Euro-Med Dialogue Award in 2015 for Sport for Conflict Resolution.
JOANNA BICHSEL CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, KASHA Joanna was born in Poland, grew up in Canada and now lives in Kenya. She has a bachelor’s in computer science and spent the early part of her career at Microsoft, first as an engineer and later as a business leader. Three years ago, Joanna founded a social business called Kasha, named after her daughter, which now operates across Rwanda and Kenya. Kasha is an e-commerce company for women’s health and personal care products, which enables women across all socio-economic levels, in urban and rural areas, to get products such as menstrual care, contraceptives, HIV self-tests and personal care products confidentially and conveniently. Prior to starting Kasha, Joanna was at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working across East and West Africa and South Asia on technology strategies and solutions to optimise the supply-chain of vaccines, family planning and other public health commodities, as well as on health services delivery, agriculture and fintech.
DR OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CEO AND CHAIRMAN, XYNTEO Osvald is chairman and CEO of Xynteo, a change-leading organisation that galvanises leaders, catalyses ideas, and fuses them into new growth. He is also the founder of The Performance Theatre. Osvald holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, where his thesis focused on leading organisational transformation by deploying information technology. He has an MBA from Brunel University, a BA from the Norwegian School of Management and is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University. In addition to heading Xynteo, Osvald currently serves as senior expert in the technical committee of the Global Energy Interconnection Development Cooperation Organisation. Through his career, which has spanned multiple industries and included a successful stint building Henley and City Bank Venture Capital in London, Osvald has written for and been featured in publications including Fortune, the Financial Times, the MIT Sloan Management Review and Strategy & Leadership. He also served as an expert commentator for the Harvard Business Review Green initiative.
SALLIE CALHOUN FOUNDER, #NOREGRETS INITIATIVE Sallie owns and manages the Paicines Ranch, a 7600-acre ranch, in central California. She is also an impact investor, activist and philanthropic funder in regenerative agriculture. Her work focuses on improving the health of agricultural soils mitigating climate change, while creating thriving rural communities. She is the founder of the #NoRegrets Initiative, which uses a wide variety of forms of capital – human, natural, investment and philanthropic – to affect change in the agricultural system. Prior to becoming a rancher and farmer, Sallie spent almost 25 years as an engineer and high-tech entrepreneur. Sallie was born in Knoxville, state of Tennessee and received a BSEE degree from Rice University. She worked in engineering and engineering management prior to joining her husband in founding Globetrotter Software where she served as both chief operating and finance officers. She is the managing member of Cienega Capital, an impact investing firm, and the president of the Globetrotter Foundation.
YVES DACCORD DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS Yves is director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, a post he has held since 2010. A former journalist, TV producer and international relations expert, his ICRC career has spanned more than two decades in a variety of posts and challenging contexts including Israel and the Occupied Territories, Sudan, Yemen, Chechnya and Georgia. Prior to his appointment as director-general, he held the posts of head of communication division and director of communications. He has been the chair of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) since January 2015 and he is also member of the board of trustees of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He holds a degree in political science and an honorary doctorate in social sciences from the University of St Gallen, awarded in 2017.
ELMER DIXON PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE DIVERSITY SERVICES Elmer is an activist involved in social change since the Black Power Movement of the 1960s. He grew up in Seattle’s Central District, a melting-pot neighbourhood, and it was there that he and his siblings learned to judge a person by their character and not by the colour of their skin. After meeting Bobby Seale, in 1968, he co-founded the Seattle Black Panther Party where he helped organise Police Alert Patrols to monitor and halt police abuse. His other initiatives include the Children’s Free Breakfast Program, free medical clinics and food programmes. He served as EEO Officer for Seattle Parks and the Mayor’s Cabinet before joining Executive Diversity Services (EDS). Continuing his passion for social justice, Elmer has worked in the field of human rights, multiculturalism and inclusion for the past 35 years and now serves as president of EDS.
LINDSAY DORAN MOVIE PRODUCER, THREE STRANGE ANGELS PRODUCTIONS Lindsay has worked in the movie business for more than 30 years as a studio executive and producer. She has served as the president of United Artists Pictures and president of Sydney Pollack’s Mirage Productions. She currently divides her time between her producing duties and her work as ‘The Script Whisperer’ – story consultation on high-priority projects including the Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’. Lindsay’s first film credit was ‘executive-in-charge of production’ on the mock-documentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’. Her producing credits include ‘Dead Again’, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Nanny McPhee’ and ‘Stranger Than Fiction’. She is an Oscar nominee and the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture and the British Academy Award for Best Film, all for ‘Sense and Sensibility’. Lindsay is also known for her talk ‘The Psychology of Storytelling’, which investigates a correlation between the principles of positive psychology and the elements of popular films.
COLLEEN ECHOHAWK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB Colleen is the executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, a non-profit dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and low-income urban Native people in Seattle. She is also founder of the Coalition to End Urban Native Homelessness and co-founder of Headwater People Consulting Group, as well as a member of the Kithehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation and of the Upper Ahtna Athabascan people of Mentasta Lake. Colleen is interested in working with communities to create systems and structures that help facilitate wellness and encourage kindness and courage. Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree from Antioch University and a certificate in organisational development and leadership. She serves on several boards including KUOW (National Public Radio member station), All Home Coordinating Board, Metropolitan Improvement District and Pioneer Square Preservation Board, and is the board chair at Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre.
DR CHRISTOPHER ELIAS PRESIDENT, GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION As president of the Global Development division, Chris leads the foundation’s efforts in diverse programme areas aimed at finding creative new ways to ensure solutions and products get into the hands of people in poor countries who need them most. Focusing on areas with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions that can reach millions of people, Chris oversees Global Development’s portfolio in: emergency response; family planning; maternal, new-born and child health; nutrition; polio eradication; and vaccine delivery. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in 2012, he worked in various positions and countries for international non-profit organisations, most recently serving as the president and CEO of PATH, an international, non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviours. Chris holds an MD from Creighton University and an MPH from the University of Washington, where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.
DEBORAH FRIEZE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE Deborah is founder and president of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund working to close the racial wealth divide in Eastern Massachusetts. The fund takes an integrated capital approach, combining investing, lending and giving to build a resilient and inclusive local economy. Deborah is co-author (with Margaret Wheatley) of ‘Walk Out Walk On’, an award-winning book that profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organisations failing to contribute to the common good and walked on to build resilient communities. She is also founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning centre where neighbours gather to rediscover how to create healthy and resilient communities.
MICHAEL FROMAN VICE CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC GROWTH, MASTERCARD Mike serves as vice chairman and president of strategic growth for Mastercard. He also oversees the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and is a member of the company’s management committee. Prior to this, from 2013 to 2017, Mike served as the US trade representative – President Barack Obama’s principal advisor and negotiator on international trade and investment issues. During his tenure, Mike worked to open foreign markets for US goods and services, reach landmark trade agreements and enforce the rights of American workers, farmers and firms. From 2009 to 2013, he served at the White House as assistant to the President and deputy national security advisor for international economic affairs. Mike received a bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University, a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD, AND CHAIRMAN, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE Rick is the global chairman of the NYSE-listed Mastercard and an advisory partner to Moelis & Co. He is a co-founder and chairman of QIO Technologies, an industrial artificial intelligence company, and director of the digital consultancy, Globant. He is also an investor in and chairman of ARC International, the global glass tableware manufacturer. He was previously the CEO of Invensys from 2001 to 2005, and Blue Circle Industries from 1999 to 2001, having joined as director of Asia and Europe in 1997. He spent his early career in BP from 1978 to 1995 before moving to Premier Oil as commercial director from 1995 to 1997. He has served on the boards of Network Rail as chairman and as non-executive director of Cookson, Lafarge, ICI and Land Securities. In the UK not-for-profit sector, he is the current chair of the Creative Industries Federation and former chair of the Southbank Centre and Almeida Theatre. He was educated at MIT (Sloan Fellow) and The Queen’s College, Oxford (MA Geology).
JEREMY HEIMANS CO-AUTHOR, ‘NEW POWER’, AND CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PURPOSE Jeremy is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, an organisation headquartered in New York that builds and supports social movements for a more open, just and habitable world. He is the co-founder of GetUp!, an Australian political organisation with more members than all of Australia’s political parties combined. He has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and received the Ford Foundation’s 75th anniversary Visionary Award. With Henry Timms, Jeremy is co-author of the book ‘New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make It Work for You’, published April 2018 from Doubleday. Their thinking on ‘new power’ was featured as the ‘Big Idea’ in Harvard Business Review, as one of 2014’s top TED Talks with over 1.25 million views, and by CNN as one of the ‘Top Ten Ideas to Change the World’ in 2015.
JEREMY HILLMAN DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD BANK GROUP Jeremy is the World Bank Group’s director of corporate communications based in Washington DC, where he directs external and internal strategic communications in support of the Bank’s mission to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity. Previously, Jeremy was director of external communications at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, after a long career in journalism and as a senior leader at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Jeremy is chair of The Performance Theatre’s Inspired Leadership Awards and is a board member of the Little Free Library supporting literacy and community building. He has a passion for creative and innovative storytelling in the rapidly transforming digital communications landscape.
JUDE KELLY CBE FOUNDER, WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL Jude is one of Britain’s most renowned arts practitioners and creative activists. She is a multi-award-winning theatre and arts director and in 2015 was awarded a CBE for services to the arts. She has founded and run some of the UK’s most prestigious arts organisations. Throughout her career she has advised governments on arts, education and social mobility; she led the cultural and educational teams for the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid and then served on the board of the Cultural Olympiad. In 2010 she created the WOW – Women of the World Festival celebrating the achievement of women and girls, and to date has held over 70 festivals in 20 countries across five continents. Jude has been nominated for UN Women UK’s HeForShe Awards 2019 and other recent awards include Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award, First Women Awards – Tourism and Leisure, Red Magazine Creative Woman of the Year and BASCA Gold Badge Award.
SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE Saya is director of The Performance Theatre, on behalf of Xynteo. She is also a member of Xynteo’s executive committee and has previously held roles as head of energy and head of resilience, and as programme director for the 2015 Global Projects Exchange in New York. Prior to joining Xynteo in 2012, Saya led the Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, DC. Saya holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth Systems and a master’s degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University.
VERONICA LIE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY AND SYSTEMS, XYNTEO Veronica leads strategy and business development for Xynteo and sits on the management team. She plays a key role in designing and launching new initiatives, from the Leadership Vanguard to the Xynteo Exchange/Norway. She also leads major engagements with Xynteo’s partners, most recently a largescale leadership and culture programme for DB Schenker. Before joining Xynteo, Veronica was deputy executive director and head of policy and advocacy at the United Nations Association of the UK, a policy think-tank-cum-campaigning NGO active in international security, human rights and sustainable development. Veronica has a BA in international relations from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in international politics from the University of Edinburgh.
DAVID MILLER PRESIDENT AND CEO, WWF CANADA, AND 63RD MAYOR OF TORONTO, CANADA David is president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Canada, Canada’s foremost conservation organisation. David was the mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 to 2010. Under his leadership, Toronto came to be admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration. He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability. David continues to be associated with a variety of public and private boards and is the Future of Cities Global Fellow at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. In his former capacity as counsel of international business and sustainability at Aird & Berlis LLP, he advised companies and international organisations on issues surrounding the creation of sustainable urban economies. David is a Harvard trained economist and professionally a lawyer.
TERESA MOORE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SEATTLE CITYCLUB Teresa joined Seattle CityClub in March 2019 as executive director, leading the nearly 40-year-old non-partisan, non-profit, mission-driven organisation as it informs and inspires civic engagement in the Puget Sound region. She previously spent 20 years as the founder and president of Moore Ink PR & Fundraising Communications, a consulting firm that helped more than 200 non-profits tell their story. After beginning her career as a newspaper reporter, Teresa’s experience also includes executive positions with Premera Blue Cross, the Washington Education Association and the Texas Education Agency. She earned a degree in political science from the University of Texas at Dallas.
DR NATHAN MYHRVOLD FOUNDER AND CEO, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES Nathan founded Intellectual Ventures in 2000 after retiring as chief technology officer at Microsoft, where he founded Microsoft Research. Along with Bill Gates, he created and oversees Global Good, which invents technologies for global health and development, as well as The Institute for Disease Modeling, a world leader in computational epidemiology. Nathan is a prolific inventor with more than 800 US patents awarded. Prior to Microsoft, he did postdoctoral research in cosmology with Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University and earned a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics from Princeton University. Nathan founded The Cooking Lab in 2010 and has authored and published a series of cookbooks, including ‘Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking’ (2011) and ‘Modernist Bread’ (2017).
After serving almost 15 years in the Philadelphia City Council, Michael was elected the 98th mayor of his hometown in November 2007 and took office in January 2008. In affiliation with the National League of Cities and New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, Michael launched Cities United, an initiative aimed at creating partnerships between cities, non-profits and other stakeholders to combat violence and crime among African-American men and boys. He also serves on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper advisory council. In 2011, Esquire magazine added him to its Americans of the Year list and, in 2014, he was named Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine. Since leaving public service in 2016, Michael has remained active in public policy, government and civic life. He maintains active involvement in critical areas of education, media, public policy, political campaigns, the corporate community, and academic institutions across the country.
MICHAEL NUTTER FORMER MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES
LOIS QUAM PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL Named three times to Fortune magazine’s list of the most influential women leaders in business, Lois currently serves as Pathfinder International’s president and CEO. Lois is positioning Pathfinder to continue its innovative leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights in a rapidly changing global environment. She previously served as CEO of The Nature Conservancy and as executive director of the Global Health Initiative at the US State Department, reporting to Secretary Hillary Clinton, and then as special advisor to Secretary John Kerry with a focus on global health and public-private partnerships. Lois had a distinguished 17-year career at UnitedHealth Group, heading efforts serving older and low-income Americans. Her leadership roles included launching the company’s international operations and overseeing Medicare and Medicaid-based businesses serving more than 10 million Americans. Lois is on the faculty at Columbia University’s Mailman School in the Department of Health Policy and Management. A Rhodes Scholar, she speaks English and Norwegian.
CHHAVI RAJAWAT VILLAGE HEAD, SODA, RAJASTHAN, INDIA Chhavi is the sarpanch (elected head) of the village council of Soda in the district of Tonk, Rajasthan, India. She was first elected in 2010 and re-elected for a second term in 2015. Her aim is to make Soda a model village by pursuing an integrated, sustainable, gender-balanced development that can be replicated. Following a degree in business management from Pune, Chhavi worked in the corporate sector for about seven years during which she undertook myriad roles in media, hospitality and the telecom industry. Chhavi is an Aspen fellow and a Young Global Leader with World Economic Forum (WEF). She co-chaired the WEF on India and was recently invited to the first Obama Summit. She was awarded Reebok’s Fit-To-Fight award and has received many others including the Young Indian Leader award by CNN/IBN, Grassroots Women of the Decade Achievers award, Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti National award and another for Changing Face of Indian Politics.
PRUKALPA SANKAR CO-FOUNDER, SOCIALCOPS Through SocialCops, a data intelligence company, Prukalpa is helping organisations of all kinds use data for better decisions – from helping nonprofits measure the impact of their programmes and enabling SMEs to go digital for the very first time, to becoming the choice external data partner for large enterprises and powering India’s national data platform. SocialCops works with over 200 organisations in more than 50 countries, such as the United Nations, Government of India, Unilever, Pepsi, WPP, Gates Foundation and more. Prukalpa has been recognised by Forbes in its ‘30 Under 30’ Asia and India lists of the promising young leaders in technology, entrepreneurs and game-changers. SocialCops has also been recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer 2018’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and was featured in the New York Times’ list of 30 global visionaries.
ANTÓNIO SIMÕES CEO, GLOBAL PRIVATE BANKING, HSBC António is CEO of Global Private Banking at HSBC since January 2019. He is also a member of the Group Management Board, HSBC’s Group Executive Committee. Prior to this, he was the chief executive of HSBC Bank, responsible for the UK and continental Europe. António joined HSBC in 2007 in London as the group head of strategy and planning, and chief of staff to the Group CEO, subsequently spending two years in Hong Kong. In 2012, he relocated back to London to lead retail banking and wealth management for Europe. Before joining HSBC, António was a partner at McKinsey & Company where he worked in financial services across several geographies. He was also an associate at Goldman Sachs. António holds an MBA with honours from Columbia University and was appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2009. He is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion.
ANNA DEAVERE SMITH PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR AND PROFESSOR Anna Deavere Smith is a versatile artist who explores issues of community, character, and diversity in America through her work. The MacArthur Foundation honoured her with the ‘Genius’ Fellowship for creating “a new form of theatre – a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie”. She is best known for crafting more than 15 one-woman shows, based on hundreds of conversations, turning interviews into scripts. In 2012, she received the National Humanities Medal, presented by President Obama. In 2015, Anna was named Jefferson Lecturer, the USA’s highest honour in the humanities. She also is the recipient of the 2017 Ridenhour Courage Prize and the George Polk Career Award for authentic journalism. Anna is the founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue housed at New York University. Her books include ‘Letters to a Young Artist’ and ‘Talk to Me: Listening Between the Lines’.
NORM STAMPER INDEPENDENT AUTHOR AND FORMER CHIEF, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT Norm was a police officer for 34 years, the first 28 in San Diego, the last six (1994-2000) as Seattle’s police chief. He has a doctorate in leadership and human behaviour – his dissertation addressed the ‘professed values versus the observed behaviour’ of American big-city police chiefs – and is the author of ‘Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of Policing’ (2005) and ‘To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police’ (2016). He is currently at work on a novel, a trilogy.
HANS VESTBERG CHAIRMAN AND CEO, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS Hans is chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, a leading provider and innovator of world-class technology networks and platforms. With his leadership, Verizon is focused on delivering seamless experiences for consumers and businesses over the country’s leading 4G LTE network and biggest residential fiber network, the world’s first commercial 5G home service and largest 5G test-bed. In addition, the company’s media group serves trusted premium content through brands like Yahoo!, TechCrunch and HuffPost while creating trusted ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Hans joined Verizon in 2017 as chief technology officer. Previously, he served for six years as president and CEO of Ericsson. He is a board member of the UN Foundation, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, and Childhood US (part of the Queen of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation).
H CUNEYD ZAPSU CHAIRMAN, CUNEYD ZAPSU DANISMANLIK Cuneyd was born in Istanbul in 1956. He studied business administration at the Istanbul University and economics at the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich, Germany. Cuneyd’s business life began in 1977 at the various companies of his family-owned holding. In 2001, he decided to pause his long business career in favour of becoming one of the founders of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), serving as special assistant and information coordinator to Party Chairman R T Erdogan, as well as serving in The Central Decision Board. In 2008, Cuneyd resigned from the party and founded Cuneyd Zapsu Consultancy. Additionally, he is the owner or main shareholder of several companies, including Balsu Gıda, one of the leading hazelnut processors and exporters in the world. He is also on the board of various NGOs and foundations in Turkey and overseas.
Participants —— PEKKA ALA-PIETILÄ CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, HUHTAMAKI OYJ DR CLIVE ALLISON GLOBAL DIRECTOR, INNOVATION AND NEW BUSINESS MODELS, UNILEVER TAREK ALSALEH FOUNDER, FRONTLINEAID, AND FOUNDER, CAPOEIRA4REFUGEES DAVID ALTSHULER FOUNDER/CEO, EINSTOK BEER COMPANY ALKA BADSHAH BOARD OF DIRECTORS, PERFORMING ARTS CENTER EASTSIDE DR AKHTAR BADSHAH CHIEF CATALYST, CATALYTIC INNOVATORS GROUP – FACULTY AND CURATOR OF ACCELERATING SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ROB BAEDEKER VICE PRESIDENT, STAND & DELIVER GROUP
DR DAVID BAKER DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR PROTEIN DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON KATE BAXTER CEO, FIVE FIFTY FIVE FILMS DR WESTON BAXTER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, THE DYSON SCHOOL OF DESIGN ENGINEERING, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON ROSE BEAUMONT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS ENABLEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS, MASTERCARD MARTHA BEJAR CO-FOUNDER, RED BISON ADVISORY GROUP MARY BENTHAM ARTIST AND BOARD MEMBER OF THE MAURITSHUIS, INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS OF THE MAURITSHUIS JEREMY BENTHAM VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL JAMES BERESFORD PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO
CATHERINE BERMAN CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, CNOTE MEGAN BETTILYON DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SPECIAL PROJECTS, GLOBAL GOOD, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES JOANNA BICHSEL CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, KASHA DR OSVALD BJELLAND FOUNDER, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE, AND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO CHRISTOPH BORNSCHEIN CEO, TORBEN, LUCIE UND DIE GELBE GEFAHR (TLGG) CHARLES BOULTON CEO, HSBC PRIVATE BANK UK KATY BRIGGS SERVICE AREA LEADER, RENEWABLES ADVISORY, DNV GL ENERGY MITA BROCA PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO DR BARRETT BROWN MANAGING DIRECTOR, APHENO ADVISORY
VÂNIA BUENO CURY OWNER AND CEO, ANIMA PRODUCTIVE INTERACTION PAUL CABELLON GLOBAL GOOD STORYTELLER, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES SALLIE CALHOUN FOUNDER, #NOREGRETS INITIATIVE THERESE CAOUETTE SENIOR ADVISOR, PARTNERS ASIA SHARON CHAN VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION, PRODUCT AND DEVELOPMENT, THE SEATTLE TIMES SUBHASHINI CHANDRAN MANAGING DIRECTOR - INDIA, XYNTEO UMMUL CHOUDHURY CO-FOUNDER, FRONTLINEAID, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, CAPOEIRA4REFUGEES JO CONFINO EXECUTIVE EDITOR, IMPACT AND INNOVATION DEPARTMENT, HUFFPOST
MICHELLE CONNOR PRESIDENT AND CEO, FORTERRA CHESTER CUNNINGHAM DIRECTOR, XYNTEO EXCHANGE NORWAY, XYNTEO KALIL CURY FILHO FOUNDER AND CEO, PARTNER DESENVOLVIMENTO YVES DACCORD DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS KEVIN DALLAS CORPORATE VICE PRESIDENT, MICROSOFT MARTIJN DEKKER VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY AND PORTFOLIO, PROJECTS AND TECHNOLOGY, SHELL MANJULA M DISSANAYAKE FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATE LANKA FOUNDATION ELMER DIXON PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE DIVERSITY SERVICES LINDSAY DORAN MOVIE PRODUCER, THREE STRANGE ANGELS PRODUCTIONS
PAUL DUNN CHAIRMAN, B1G1 (BUY1GIVE1) COLLEEN ECHOHAWK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB DR CHRISTOPHER ELIAS PRESIDENT, GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION MICHAEL ELLIOTT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MASTERCARD LABS, MASTERCARD ANTON ESER CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FRANS EVERTS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL RELATIONS, SHELL GABRIELLE FITZGERALD CEO, PANORAMA BROCK FORSBLOM INTERIOR DESIGNER DEBORAH FRIEZE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE
MICHAEL FROMAN VICE CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC GROWTH, MASTERCARD MICHAEL GEORGE PRESIDENT, BEZOS DAY 1 ACADEMIES FUND RYAN GERSAVA FOUNDER AND ‘DOER’, VIRTUALAHAN SKYE GILBERT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIGITAL SQUARE, PATH MURRAY GRANT PRIVATE EQUITY ADVISER, TIME PARTNERS MONICA GUZMAN CO-FOUNDER, THE EVERGREY TIINA HAKALA-ALA-PIETILÄ SPECIALIST IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, FELICITAS INFERTILITY CLINIC, HELSINKI ULRIKE HAUGEN CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, DNV GL GROUP MATT HAYASHI SYSTEMS CHANGE CONSULTANT, HEADWATER PEOPLE CONSULTING JANEEN HAYTHORNTHWAITE CO-FOUNDER, JAGGEDART
RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD JEREMY HEIMANS CO-AUTHOR, ‘NEW POWER’, AND CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PURPOSE DARRELL HILLAIRE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SETTING SUN PRODUCTIONS ZOE HILLMAN DIRECTOR, ST STEPHENS AND ST AGNES SCHOOL JEREMY HILLMAN DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD BANK GROUP TRUUS HUISMAN CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, IKEA FOUNDATION PROFESSOR MERIT E JANOW DEAN, SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY DD JOHNICE SR DIRECTOR, NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH & SOCIAL INNOVATION, KAISER PERMANENTE JUDE KELLY CBE FOUNDER, WOW - WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL NYLA KHAN DIRECTOR - INSIGHTS, XYNTEO
ZAHIR KHOJA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL ACCEPTANCE AND SOLUTIONS, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION, MASTERCARD SAYA SNOW KITASEI DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE BEN KNELMAN CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, JUNTOS MOHINI GHAI KRAMER CHIEF OF STAFF, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS VIPUL KUMAR PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO RAJ KUMAR FOUNDING PRESIDENT AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, DEVEX MARIA TERESA KUMAR PRESIDENT AND CEO, VOTO LATINO CYNTHIA LEE MANAGING DIRECTOR, HSBC DR NTHABISENG LEGOETE FOUNDER, QUALI HEALTH THABISO LEGOETE MANAGING EXECUTIVE: TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE, ABSA GROUP
DR ESPERANZA MARTINEZ HEAD OF HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS PROFESSOR TATSUO MASUDA VISITING PROFESSOR, NAGOYA UNIVERSITY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS PETER MEYERS FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, STAND & DELIVER GROUP EMMA MICKLEM MANAGING DIRECTOR, XYNTEO ANDERS MIKKELSEN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - WEST COAST NORTH AMERICA, DNV GL MARITIME LENKA MÍKOVCOVÁ ASSISTANT TEACHER, THE INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF PRAGUE
PETR MÍKOVEC MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, INVEN CAPITAL SETH MILLER CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER, FEARLESS VENTURES DAVID MILLER PRESIDENT AND CEO, WWF CANADA, AND 63RD MAYOR OF TORONTO, CANADA ARCHISH MITTAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, R VENTURES FOUNDATION TERESA MOORE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SEATTLE CITYCLUB DENA MORRIS PRESIDENT, WASHINGTON GLOBAL HEALTH ALLIANCE NICK MOSS PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO DR JOHN MUTHEE CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, SAVANNAH INFORMATICS DR NATHAN MYHRVOLD FOUNDER AND CEO, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES DR CATHERINE NDOSI MEDICAL SPECIALIST, THE NAIROBI HOSPITAL
PAUL NEEDHAM CHAIRMAN, SIMPA NETWORKS
VERONICA LIE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY AND SYSTEMS, XYNTEO PAULO MIGUEL LOPES STAKEHOLDERS AND INSTITUTIONS RELATIONS DIRECTOR, EDP - ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL
LISA NESTOR DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS, STELLAR.ORG JORGE NOGUERA DIVISION PRESIDENT MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA, MASTERCARD MICHAEL NUTTER FORMER MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES MONISOLA OLAREWAJU HEAD OF ENERGY ACCESS, SHELL ADO OSERAGBAJE PRESIDENT SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY GUY OUTEN FORMER EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGY AND PORTFOLIO, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL SALLY OUTEN VIVEK PATHAK REGIONAL DIRECTOR - EAST ASIA/PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION PAZ PERLMAN ARTIST
DALE NIRVANI PFEIFER CEO AND FOUNDER, GOODWORLD FRANZ PFUISI BATTERY AND FUEL-CELL SOLUTIONS ENGINEER, AND CO-FOUNDER, FIVESTONES SAM PITRODA ENTREPRENEUR, DEVELOPMENT THINKER, POLICY MAKER AND FORMER ADVISOR TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA HENRI PROGLIO FORMER CEO, EDF BEN QUAM STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LOIS QUAM PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL CHHAVI RAJAWAT VILLAGE HEAD, SODA, RAJASTHAN, INDIA DIANE RAMIREZ HEAD OF GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, SCHENKER AG MASOMAH REGL FOUNDER, FIVESTONES DAVE RICHARDS MANAGING PARTNER, CAPRIA VENTURES
MEGAN ROCK STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS PETER ROGOFF CEO, SOUND TRANSIT JONATHAN ROSOFF FOUNDER AND CEO, FORMATIVE PAUL RUSH FOUNDER, SUBSTANTIAL PRUKALPA SANKAR CO-FOUNDER, SOCIALCOPS MASAMI SATO FOUNDER AND CEO, B1G1 (BUY1GIVE1) ADAM SAVITZ PRINCIPAL, XYNTEO BARBARA SCALA GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR HAIR - SUNSILK, UNILEVER TOM SCHMITT CEO, FORWARD AIR ANITA SCHMITT INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL JON SHEPARD DIRECTOR, GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT INCUBATOR
LINDA SHERMAN DIRECTOR, LEGG MASON GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT ANTÓNIO SIMÕES CEO, GLOBAL PRIVATE BANKING, HSBC DARCI SINCLAIR PROJECT MANAGER, SHELL SCENARIOS TEAM, SHELL PHILIP SMITH COO AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – EUROPE DELIVERS, XYNTEO ANNA DEAVERE SMITH PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR AND PROFESSOR NORM STAMPER AUTHOR AND FORMER CHIEF, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RILEY STARKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SALISHCENTER.ORG BIRGER STEEN MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NORDEA BANK DAVID STONE CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, XYNTEO JOCHEN THEWES CEO, SCHENKER AG
HANS VESTBERG CHAIRMAN AND CEO, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
H CUNEYD ZAPSU CHAIRMAN, CUNEYD ZAPSU DANISMANLIK
MUDITA TIWARI DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND ANALYTICS, CHIEF OF STAFF - GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, PAYPAL PABLO TUÑON TECHNICAL-ECONOMIC AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATION DIRECTOR, EDP SPAIN
DR JUDITH WASSERHEIT CHAIR, GLOBAL HEALTH AND PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
CHLOE ZHANG MANAGING PARTNER, UPHONEST CAPITAL
DR JISKA VAN DER REEST RESEARCH FELLOW, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL GERARDUS VAN DER ZANDEN MANAGING DIRECTOR, XYNTEO MAURIZIO VECCHIONE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL GOOD AND RESEARCH, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES DYLAN VECCHIONE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER, REEFQUEST.ORG PARAG VED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD – CONSUMER LINES, TATA AIG GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY
RACHEL WEI MANAGING DIRECTOR, CO-MARKET HEAD, GLOBAL PRIVATE BANKING HSBC
LAUREN TILSTRA DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, VERIZON
KATRIN ZIMMERMANN MANAGING DIRECTOR THE AMERICAS, TORBEN, LUCIE UND DIE GELBE GEFAHR (TLGG)
RICK WHEATLEY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NEW GROWTH, XYNTEO THORHILD WIDVEY CHAIR, STATKRAFT, FORMER MINISTER OF ENERGY AND FORMER MINISTER OF CULTURE, NORWAY, AND MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, KVÆRNER PROFESSOR PAUL YAGER PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING PETER YOUNG PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, YOUNG & PARTNERS
The Advisory Board provides strategic direction to The Performance Theatre. Our thanks to the board for their invaluable input on this year’s Theatre. TPT CHAIRMAN —
RICK HAYTHORNTHWAITE CHAIRMAN, MASTERCARD
TPT VICE CHAIRMAN —
PEKKA ALA-PIETILÄ CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, HUHTAMAKI OYJ AJAY BANGA PRESIDENT AND CEO, MASTERCARD JEREMY BENTHAM VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL N CHANDRASEKARAN CHAIRMAN, TATA SONS REMI ERIKSEN GROUP PRESIDENT AND CEO, DNV GL JEREMY HILLMAN DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD BANK GROUP
YVES DACCORD DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
PROFESSOR MERIT E JANOW DEAN, SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
TPT VICE CHAIRMAN
JUDE KELLY CBE FOUNDER, WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
LOIS QUAM PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL
TPT FOUNDER & VICE CHAIRMAN —
DR OSVALD BJELLAND CHAIRMAN AND CEO, XYNTEO
The Performance Theatre Advisory Board ——
Our Advisory Board ——
ANTÓNIO MEXIA CEO, EDP – ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL, SA PAUL POLMAN CHAIR, INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAURIZIO VECCHIONE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL GOOD AND RESEARCH, INTELLECTUAL VENTURES HANS VESTBERG CHAIRMAN AND CEO, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS RICK WHEATLEY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NEW GROWTH, XYNTEO H CUNEYD ZAPSU CHAIRMAN, CUNEYD ZAPSU DANISMANLIK
Map + Venues —— 01 Hotel — Thompson Seattle
02 Day One Plenary venue
04 Day Two Plenary venue
Conceived by the city’s
award-winning Olson Kundig
The Nordic Museum is the
Founded in 1963, the Seattle
Architects and located near
largest museum in the United
Opera is a cultural icon
the Puget Sound waterfront,
States to honour the legacy
committed to advancing the
Thompson Seattle is a stylish
of immigrants from the five
cultural life in the Pacific
hotel conveniently located
Nordic countries: Denmark,
Northwest with performances
for our time together at TPT.
Finland, Iceland, Norway
of the highest calibre, and
through innovative education and community programmes.
03 Day One Dinner
05 Day Two Dinner
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Through the work of artist
The IV Lab is where
Dale Chihuly, the museum
celebrates the region’s
and inventors translate
creative energy and inspires
scientific research into bold
visitors to engage with the
technological solutions for
region’s cultural community.
some of the world’s toughest problems.
Map + Venues ——
04 05 01
Closing Credits —— The Performance Theatre Director:
Saya Snow Kitasei
The Production Network, with special thanks to Amber Brown, Roberta Christensen
Project Management and Community
and Jacqueline Wade
Sessions: Dr Tim Steinecke
Experience Design: Louise Lilja
Tiller, with special thanks to Todd Dennett, Jill Culver, Suzanne Allbee and Francesca
Communications: Stefan Chojnicki &
O’Malley / www.tillerglobal.com
Ruhi Jhunjhunwala Creative and programme design: Guest Management: Toril Helsem
OneAgency, with special thanks to
Schaumburg & Guro Alise Bottolfsen
Liz Cooper and Paul Slack www.oneagency.co
Secret Dinners: Jørgen Krog Tveitan Creative Consultant: Amy Ellingham Inspired Leadership Awards: Masarat Daud Overture: Pop-up Library: Emma Coulshaw
Jered Sorkin / www.jeredsorkin.com
Xynteo Arenas Team support:
Rollo Sparkes, Jade Comely, Victoria Prøitz
Christopher Nelson, Salinas Holcomb,
and Martin Warnig
Matt Krzycki and Johannes Bjelland
Xynteo Communications Team support:
Ryan Horner, Douglas Irvine, Matt McComb and Shelli Gonshorowski
+ Xynteo Team / www.xynteo.com
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Closing Credits ——
Special thanks to TPT partners: • Shell International
• Energias de Portugal
• Cuneyd Zapsu Danismanlik
• DNV GL
• Kibar Holding
We would also like to thank: Autumn Lerner and Leigh Tucker
Little Free Library;
from Weber Shandwick;
Michelle Connor and Ilays Aden
David Baker, Chris Thompson and Damien
Chapman from University of Washington;
Estela Ortega and Miguel Maestas from
Darrell Hillaire and members
El Centro de la Raza;
of the Lummi Nation;
Shawna McMahon from Immanuel
David Coffey from Recovery Café;
Emily Lieb from Seattle University;
Wyking Garrett from Africatown Landtrust;
Evelyn Allen from CCS – Village
Riley Starks from Lummi Wildzz;
Sharon Chan from The Seattle Times;
Elayne Wylie from Gender Justice League;
The Intellectual Ventures / Global Good
Fred Swanson from Gay City;
team, including Maya Hamda, Paul Cabellon
From Seattle Opera: Aidan Lang, Alejandra
and Megan Bettilyon;
Valarino Boyer, Rachelle Adams, Sara
Superflux, with special thanks to Anab Jain,
Litchfield, and teaching artists Debra
Jon Ardern and Danielle Knight;
McKinney, Liz Frazer and Melissa
Our ‘white rabbits’: Andy Fife, Ben Hunter,
Sarah Lewis, Dena Morris, Lisa Howe
Jeff Carter and Danielle Gonzalez from
Verhovek, Jeremy Derfner and
Kathleen Warren and Mari Shibuya from Urban Artworks; Kim Clark from Legal Voice;
Code of Conduct —— The Performance Theatre provides a 36-hour safe space for you – our participants – to learn, explore, reflect, and question accepted wisdom. We follow our own version of the
We believe that members of the media are
‘Chatham House Rule’; a traditional code
valuable stakeholders in our discussions
of meeting conduct that encourages
and in achieving our shared mission. Select
transparency and openness ‘in the room’,
members of the media are sometimes invited
but discourages public-domain sharing.
to the Theatre as fellow participants; they are
The rule is that participants are free to use
not there to report on the event unless we
the information received, but neither the
make an explicit announcement to that effect.
identity nor the affiliation of the speaker/s, nor that of any other participant, may be
Our abiding principle is: honour the safe
revealed without their express permission.
space and treat others as you would like them to treat you.
Please therefore be considerate when using social media. Quoting speakers or posting images of a person who is unaware they’ve been photographed would not be in the spirit of the Theatre. But we encourage you to share and celebrate your personal experiences and reflections.
For your reference – Chatham House Rule: https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule We capture photos and some film. If you would prefer not to appear in general images/footage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct ——
The child in each of us Knows paradise. Paradise is home. Home as it was Or home as it should have been. Paradise is one’s own place, One’s own people, One’s own world, Knowing and known, Perhaps even Loving and loved. Yet every child Is cast from paradise Into growth and new community, Into vast, ongoing Change. Octavia E Butler ‘Parable of the Sower’
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