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Steven Levy

Known as “America’s premier technology journalist” (Washington Post), Steven Levy has been covering the digital revolution since the early 1980s, reporting every major trend and profiling its key figures. He is currently Editor at Large at WIRED magazine, where he was one of its founding writers. During the height of the internet boom, he was the columnist and chief technology correspondent for Newsweek. He also wrote columns for Rolling Stone and Macworld.

His first book, Hackers (1984) would become known as the iconic story of computer culture and an inspiration to generations of coders and makers. His unparalleled coverage of Apple includes Insanely Great (1994), the history of Apple’s Macintosh computer; and The Perfect Thing (2006), the story of the iPod. He also wrote the Britannica entry on Steve Jobs, and his Wired.com obituary on Jobs drew over a million readers.

Years before Bitcoin and the crypto explosion, Levy wrote Crypto (2001), the story behind that transformative technology. It won the Frankfurt Digital book prize for best nonfiction of the year. His definitive book on Google, In the Plex (2011), was a New York Times bestseller and Amazon’s business book of the year. He also wrote a true-crime book, The Unicorn’s Secret (1988), which was adapted into an NBC mini-series. Levy’s most recent book, Facebook: The Inside Story, is the definitive story—written with
unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and other insiders– of the company that connected the world and reaped the consequences.

Earlier in his career, Levy interviewed Bob Marley and found Einstein’s brain, but not for the same story. He lives in New York City with his wife, Pulitzer prize-winning writer Teresa Carpenter.

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Yoram Solomon

Dr. Yoram Solomon is the Author of The Book of Trust and 12 more books, 9 patents, and was one of the creators of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 technologies, for which he was dubbed “TI’s Great Innovator.” Dr. Solomon was named by Innovation Excellence as one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers from 2015 to 2019, and by Thinkers 360 as one of the top 20 Global Thought Leaders on
Culture. He was a columnist at Inc. Magazine, Innovation Excellence, and other publications, where he published 300+ articles.

Dr. Solomon holds a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, an LLB from the Tel-Aviv University Law School, and an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ort Singalovski. He completed the executive Marketing Management Program at Stanford University and the Developing the Strategic Leader program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Colorado Springs. Dr. Solomon is certified by CCL to administer
the KEYS and SKILLSCOPE assessments and is an authorized provider of school board training by the Texas Education Agency.

He has founded several startups and sold a startup company in Silicon Valley. He has held various positions from General Manager of a $100m business unit in a Fortune 200 company to a Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Innovation, and to CEO.

Dr. Solomon held (and still holds) positions as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

A National Speakers Association Professional Speaker, he spoke in several different national and regional conferences, including the Human Resources Southwest Annual Conference, the Association for Strategic Planning National Conference, CDX Annual Conference, and many more.

Yoram was the host of the first TEDxPlano in 2014 and spoke at TEDxOakLawn in 2018. His customers include a wide range of Fortune 500 companies as well as startups, for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations, in a broad spectrum of industries from technology to retail, healthcare, defense, and education. He served companies such as AT&T, Dannon, Amway, Texas Instruments, and many more, who described his keynotes and workshops as transformative.

In 2015, he was elected to the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees. Yoram served in the IDF 35th Airborne Paratrooper brigade and as a USAF CAP pilot and Aerospace Education Officer.

Dr. Solomon is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business since 2018.

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Bill Chinn

Leading the DEC Network is the realization of a life long dream to be a non-profit executive. I have been lucky enough to pursue a career devoted to areas of personal passion. Twenty years at GameStop, successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurial adventures, and running non-profits left me with a rather meandering resume that only makes sense in the context of CEO of the DEC Network’s job description. The DEC Network is a non-profit designed to support entrepreneurs in the DFW Area with a particular focus on women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color. I found my home!

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Mobolaji Sokunbi

Mobolaji Sokunbi is the Director, Alternative Routes to Market (ARM) for Dell Technologies Small Business in North America. Over the course of his career at Dell he has held key Sales, Digital Marketing and Merchandising roles across the Consumer, Commercial and Small Business divisions. In his current role, Mobolaji is focused on helping MSPs, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses thrive by identifying and equipping them with the right technology that will meet their business needs. Mobolaji has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a BA in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of work, he is an author (co-authored The Nigerian Time Machine Activity Book), serves on the board of a couple of non-profit foundations and enjoys spending time with his family.

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Claire Siegel

Claire Siegel is the CEO of Flourish. Flourish helps women heal their relationship with food and their bodies so they can create healthy habits that last. After dieting for over a decade, Claire has made it her life’s mission to help women ditch diets in favor of a sustainable approach to both their physical and mental well-being.

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Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell, President and CEO Spark Biomedical

Daniel Powell has over 20 years in developing and selling technology-based products. He has served in multiple leadership roles including software engineering, program management, marketing & business development. Over his career, Mr. Powell launched over 18 medical device products including those for Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders and Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy. Most recently he co-founded and serves as CEO of Spark Biomedical, developing a novel, wearable neurostimulation solution to address opioid withdrawal and addiction.

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Tom Woolsey

Thomas Woolsey has deep experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, financings, and debt and equity offerings. Thomas advises clients in transactions that involve a broad range of industries, including manufacturing and construction, energy, software and technology, real estate, and food and beverage. He is known by his clients for his responsiveness and practical approach. His clients include private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, operating companies, and management teams. Thomas is often asked to serve as outside general counsel by many of his clients and he counsels them in their most complex business transactions and strategic objectives.

Thomas also represents a large number of clients in connection with cross border transactions. He provides counsel to clients that seek to enter domestic markets as well as domestic clients that desire to expand their operations throughout the world. He has represented clients in cross-border transactions with parties located in India, China, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France, as well as nations on the African and South American continents.