NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Synergy Global Forum (Official Website) announced today that it has further enhanced its list of keynote speakers by adding Naveen Jain, founder of Moon Express, the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon.
Jain adds to the conference's already out-of-this-world line-up, which includes Sir Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Welch, Robin Wright, Steve Forbes, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Simon Sinek, Malcolm Gladwell, Ray Kurzweil, Jimmy Wales, Guy Kawasaki, and Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspires others to follow what feels impossible. In addition to Moon Express, he is the founder of World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace. Naveen sees beyond the current business and technological landscape, creating companies that make a true impact.
He has been repeatedly honored for his successes with awards that include Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon India's "Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur," and the "Albert Einstein Technology Medal" for his pioneers in technology. Red Herring also recognized him as one of the "Top 20 Serial Entrepreneurs" and with the "Lifetime Achievement Award."
Additionally, Synergy Global Forum has added new speakers to join its panel, "The Future of The Tech Revolution," which will be moderated by prolific producer Maneet Ahuja. Ahija is a CNBC's Hedge Fund Specialist and "Squawk Box" Producer.
Ahija will sit down with some of the country's most well-known money managers and venture capitalists to discuss their biggest bets in tech, the never-ending quest for innovation and what insurmountable problem the next multi-billion dollar start-up will solve.
Panelists will include:
David Tisch, Managing Partner, BoxGroup, a New York City-based early stage investment fund. BoxGroup is an investor in over 200 seed-stage companies, including Blue Apron, Flatiron Health, Harry's, Warby Parker, DataMinr, ClassPass, GroupMe, SmartThings, Trello and more. Tisch is also the co-founder and Chairman of Spring, a mobile marketplace where customers shop directly within the app from a curated community of brands and he is the Head Startup Studio at Cornell Tech. He also has served on numerous boards, including Mayor Bloomberg's Advisory Council on Technology, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU.
Jennifer Fonstad is a serial entrepreneur and veteran venture investor with over two decades of experience in Mobile and Enterprise technology, including Healthcare IT. She co-founded Aspect Ventures in 2014, an early stage, mobile focused investment firm with $150MM under management. Prior to Aspect, Fonstad was a Managing Director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 17 years where she helped grow the firm from $150MM under management to over $3.5 Billion. She is also a co-founder of Broadway Angels, a San Francisco-based angel network with over 40 investments and 50 women members drawing from the VC and technology communities. Fonstad's success as an investor has landed her on the Forbes Midas List twice and in 2016 she was named Deloitte's "Venture Capitalist of the Year." In 2017, Working Mother named her one of "The 50 Most Powerful Moms."
Brett Thomas, Co-Founder & Managing Partner CAVU. Prior to CAVU Thomas founded and ran Thematic Capital Partners, a private investment vehicle focused on equity investments in the consumer sector. Thomas has invested in and provided media services to some of the biggest brands in the consumer space, including Suja, Bai, Lyft, and Popchips. For many of these brands, Thomas helped execute national ad campaigns that led to accelerated company growth and helped build brand equity and recognition. Previously, Thomas was a partner in GG Brands, a CPG fund led by food and beverage attorney Nick Giannuzzi. Before entering into the consumer investing space, Thomas worked at Scout Capital Management for 5 years, a long-short hedge fund with $7B in AUM based in NYC.
Known as one of the world's premier business events, Synergy Global Forum's goal is to offer professionals and entrepreneurs in Europe, Asia and North America an unforgettable experience where they have a chance to learn, network, share, grow and have fun with the brightest minds alive. During the event, 11 global icons will gather on one stage to discuss today's most cutting edge topics related to leadership, innovation, strategy, technology, social networks and "fake news," entrepreneurship, performance, efficiency, social responsibility, intellect and growth. A program can be downloaded by visiting www.synergyglobalforum.com.
Event partners include: MIT Management Executive Education, NYU Stern, Ivy, Shapr, Ithaca College School of Business, WeWork, Entrepreneur, Influencive and Haute Living.
Registration is open for the Forum on October 27-28, which will include the most recognizable and diverse lineup of speakers. For over two days 5,500 participants will be able to network with the best professionals and influencers in numerous industries.
Opportunities for discounted group rates, student rates and hotel fairs are also available.
About Synergy Global Forum
"A Master Class in Disruption" presented by Synergy Global Forum 2017 dedicates itself to offering professionals and entrepreneurs in Europe, Asia and North America an unforgettable experience where they have a chance to learn, network, share, grow and have fun with the brightest minds alive. Synergy Global Forum will take place October 27-28 in New York City's iconic Madison Square Garden. For more information and to register, please visit www.synergyglobalforum.com.
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