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Theme: Imagine

This event occurred on
May 9, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Los Gatos, California
United States

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20 High School Court
Los Gatos, California, 95030
United States
Event type:
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Analise Roland

Analise Roland is a slow food advocate and activist raised between an organic ranch in Montana and Southern California. After graduating from Brown University, she co-founded a start up in NYC creating organic meals from left over produce as a means of supporting the local network of farmers. When she realized her current business couldn't scale unless the physical food distribution system changed, she set out to do just that. Analise is currently a co-founder at, LocalHero, a San Francisco based start up creating tools to re-empower sustainable farmers to take back control of the supply chain.

Ariel Seidman

Ariel Seidman is the Founder and CEO of Hivemapper, a community-edited map for drones. Previously he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Gigwalk - a Fast Company 2013 Top 10 Most Innovative Mobile Company. He loves anything that flies.

Bob Baxley

Bob Baxley is Head of Product Design and Research at Pinterest. Previously, Bob spent 8+ years at Apple, where he served in senior leadership roles for both Apple’s retail and e-commerce teams. As a Director of Design, Bob led the creative team responsible for the Apple Online Store, the Apple Store app, and a variety of other commerce related products. Prior to Apple, Bob was Director of Design for Yahoo! Search where he led the design team for Yahoo! Answers and other search-centric properties. Bob began his career at Claris Corporation where we served as Lead UI Designer for the initial releases of ClarisWorks and MacProject Pro. He is also the author of "Making the Web Work", a detailed resource about the process and practice of interface design for Web applications.

Danielle Harlan

Danielle Harlan is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential. She received her doctorate in political science and M.A. in education from Stanford University, where she was a Jacob K. Javits National Fellow. Following her graduate studies, she was the Chief of Operations for the Carnegie Foundation, where she worked to harness the power of networks and quality improvement strategies in order to solve important educational problems. She has also worked as an instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and given guest lectures at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the “d.school”) and the Career Development Center at Stanford. Danielle started her career as a Teach For America corps member and later served as a mentor and advisor for Global Leadership Adventures, an international leadership development and service program. In addition to teaching in the U.S., she has taught in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, and South Africa.

Greg Henderson

Greg Henderson is the founder, CEO and chief visionary for Arx Pax. Greg began his career in the military as an Airborne Ranger, serving with the 101st Airborne and 7th Infantry. He graduated from West Point with a B.S in Engineering, and received a Master of Architecture degree from Berkeley. That said, what Greg succinctly envisioned with Arx Pax was a new way to employ an unexploited technology in applications that others did not see. He labeled this epiphany: Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA™). It’s a big dream on a one-of-a-kind technology that will change the way the world works, plays, builds and lives. All of us here at Arx Pax (and HENDO) passionately believe in its possibility, its potential—and its promise. Which is why the team Greg and Jill have assembled at Arx Pax matters so much.

Vanessa Thompson

Vanessa is a sophomore at Los Gatos High School. She left traditional schooling in fourth grade to travel to 37 countries and territories searching for global solutions for sustainability. This hands-on approach to learning afforded her many opportunities such as meeting with NASA scientists to discuss sustainable biofuel production, feeding the rare freshwater dolphins in the Amazon River, building hundreds of wheelchairs for disabled people in Belize and having dinner with the President of Cuba’s Congress to discuss international relations. She has received Special U.S. Congressional Commendation for STEM presented by Congressman George Miller, 11th District. And she is the first teen to receive the John F. Kennedy University Leadership Institute Sigma Nu Tau Award for "World Class Entrepreneurship. She also co-developed Storybook Math. Vanessa is passionate about creating sustainable solutions to global problems knowing that understanding math is core to solving these problems.

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