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Theme: Forward

This event occurred on
July 12, 2016
6:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Tarrytown, New York
United States

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Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tarrytown, New York, 10591
United States
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Brad Szollose

Global business adviser, Web pioneer, Generation Y Millennial expert and Keynote speaker
Brad Szollose (pronounced zolis), is a globally recognized business consultant, Web pioneer and the foremost authority on Millennials, cross-generational leadership development and workforce performance strategies. Author of the award-winning, bestseller Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia, Brad is a former C-level executive of a publicly traded company that he cofounded that went from a bootstrapped entrepreneurial start-up to IPO in three years; the first Dot Com Agency to go public on NASDAQ in an IPO. His company K2 Design, experienced 425% hyper-growth, due in part to a unique management style that won his company the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation amongst his workforce. Brad's programs have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maximize their cross-generational company culture, expectations, productivity, and sales growth in The Information Age.

Chris Dessi

Founder & CEO, personal branding expert, author and keynote speaker
Chris Dessi, MS., Founder & CEO of Silverback Social, is a personal branding expert, author and keynote speaker. In addition to his latest book, "Remarkable You: Build a Personal Brand, and Take Charge of Your Career," he has written two other books. A book about success titled, "Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who Have Achieved Extraordinary Success." In 2012, Chris ‘s debut book titled "Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything and How You Need to Change with It" shot to #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, & FOX BUSINESS’s Varney & Co. He has been quoted in Mashable, & has delivered a keynote to the United States Marines aboard the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum. His event, the Westchester Digital Summit, has been featured in Forbes Magazine. His creative personal branding has been featured in Fortune Magazine. He’s an editorial contributor on Inc.com.

Daniel Newman

CEO Broadsuite, Inc.
Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. From Big Data to IoT to Cloud Computing, Newman makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology projects, which leads to his ideas regularly being cited in CIO.Com, CIO Review and hundreds of other sites across the world. A 5x Best Selling Author including his most recent “Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy,” Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago Native and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future.

Kimberly Marcus

Kimberly Marcus has been creating her entire life. The desire to create and what drives people to create has been something that she has given a lot of thought to in the wee hours of the night. First published in Jughead Comics when she was 12 years old, she put writing on hold to pursue other creative endeavors. She was educated at Brooks Institute School of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA and worked as a freelance photographer in New York City and received a Masters in Teaching from Fordham University. After many years, she has returned to her love of writing for children. She has been published in Highlights Magazine.

Rena DeLevie

Chief Compassion Officer, corporate business coach, speaker, writer and management consultant
Rena DeLevie is the Chief Compassionate Officer. She is a business coach, speaker, writer and management consultant with 30 years of corporate leadership experience. She is dedicated to bringing compassion into the workplace by connecting it to accountability and sharing this approach with as many people as possible. Rena approaches business with a warm heart towards people, creativity and the process, and with a cold eye on the bottom line.

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Tarrytown, NY, United States