DAVID KYLE, EX-CEO, INDIAN SOCIAL FINANCE CO., START-up ADVISER, PREVIOUSLY COO, CALVERT AND CIO, ACUMEN
A serial entrepreneur and business leader with 37 years of international experience building and managing start-ups and new ventures in the US and Emerging Markets. Extensive mentoring experience with new business leaders and start-ups.
BRIGIT HELMS, VP of TECHNICAL SERVICES, DAI, AUTHOR
Nearly 30 years experience finding innovative private sector solutions to development problems in over 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Brigit Helms is also Author of Access for All: Building Inclusive Economic Systems where she discusses a decade worth of practical learnings and opportunities in building truly inclusive financial systems.
AUTUMN GORMAN, ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPECIALIST
An entrepreneurship, impact investing and private sector engagement expert with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong systems thinking skills. Extensive knowledge of enterprise development, finance and investing in emerging markets. 15+ years of experience of which 7+ is in emerging markets.
DIpa SHARIF, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, GRAMEEN FOUNDATION AND RESONANCE, EX-QUANTIFIED VENTURES
Impact investment consultant with finance expertise in the project finance, project management and environmental sectors in both the domestic and international space. Dipa works closely with impact investors to design innovative financial solutions to support their investment goals.
BRENDA LOYA, CEO-TELLOR and FORMER ECONOMIST FOR US GOVERNMENT
Brenda is CEO and Co-Founder of blockchain startup, Tellor. Former Economist for the US Government. Tellor has developed a Decentralized Oracle that uses Poof-of-Work and staking to provide a secure and trustless option to input high-value data into smart contracts on the Ethereum network.
ALISON HARWOOD, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, PREVIOUSLY GLOBAL HEAD, CAPITAL MARKETS, THE WORLD BANK GROUP
Recognized leader in building financial markets and sustainable finance to mobilize investment for positive purpose. Alison provides strategic guidance and leadership based on extensive experience in finance, building markets, and investing for impact.
FIONA MACAULAY,CEO, WILD NETWORK, INC.COM COLUMNiST
Fiona works at the intersection of innovation, leadership and global development. Fiona is CEO of Women Innovators and Leaders Development (WILD) Network to support social innovators to scale their impact, and thrive personally. Fiona also serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence to mentor and coach emerging social innovators and leaders at Georgetown University.
DIANE SCHRADER, CEO, THIRDACT
Diane is CEO of thirdACT, a venture that seeks to drive resiliency in cities, one project at a time. Diane works at the intersection of real estate, finance, and blockchain. She advises startups, sits on a couple boards and you can even find her from time to time on a rooftop installing solar.
ILLIRIANA KACANIKU, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, EX-IDEO AND OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS
Social impact and philanthropy intrapreneur with 15+ years track record of leading programs that developed human potential for empowered performance in developing settings. Systems-thinker who swiftly translates social impact visions into detailed project roadmaps and an avid implementer of design-thinking methods.
SUSAN CAREVIC, IT OFFICER, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION, BLOCKCHAIN LAB, WORLD BANK GROUP
Senior systems manager offering more than 15 years of experience defining complex system requirements, implementing interfaces, and applications. Perceptive in developing creative solutions in support of big-picture vision. Lead understanding of blockchain innovations as applicable to development projects.