West Point, NY, United States
West Point, NY, United States

The United States Military Academy at West Point , also known as West Point, Army, The Academy or simply, The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy, located in Orange County, sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a member of Congress. Other nomination sources include the President and Vice President of the United States. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as "cadets" or collectively as the "United States Corps of Cadets" . Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,300 cadets enter the Academy each July, with about 1,000 cadets graduating.The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets' performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that "a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." The academy bases a cadet's leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance: academics, physical, and military.Most graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. Foreign cadets are commissioned into the armies of their home countries. Since 1959, cadets have also been eligible to "cross-commission," or request a commission in one of the other armed services, provided they meet that service's eligibility standards. Every year, a very small number of cadets do this, usually in a one-for-one "trade" with a similarly inclined cadet or midshipman at one of the other service academies.Because of the academy's age and unique mission, its traditions have influenced other institutions. It was the first American college to have an accredited civil-engineering program, the first to have class rings, and its technical curriculum was a model for later engineering schools. West Point's student body has a unique rank structure and lexicon. All cadets reside on campus and dine together en masse on weekdays for breakfast and lunch. The academy fields fifteen men's and nine women's National Collegiate Athletic Association sports teams. Cadets compete in one sport every fall, winter, and spring season at the intramural, club, or intercollegiate level. Its football team was a national power in the early and mid-20th century, winning three national championships. Its alumni and students are collectively referred to as "The Long Gray Line," and its ranks include two Presidents of the United States , presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and of the Philippines, numerous famous generals, and seventy-five Medal of Honor recipients. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 4, 2017
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Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international hunger relief organization, announces two additions to senior management to support impact growth and global operations. Peggy Shriver has been named Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Larry Shepherd has been named as the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Both executives join Rise Against Hunger to help meet the goal of ending hunger by the year 2030 and to support the organization’s projected growth. Rod Brooks, President & CEO, said, “We’ve developed an ambitious goal for our growth, to implement a program framework that includes dramatically expanding our meal packaging program to produce 1 billion meals, undertaking projects that increase local food production and access to food, and addressing hunger and poverty from its root causes for a sustainable end to hunger in our lifetime.” Rise Against Hunger’s volunteer-based meal packaging program, which provided life-changing meals to partner organizations in more than 30 countries in 2016, has expanded to engage more than 376,000 volunteers in 20 cities throughout the United States, as well as in five countries internationally. In 2016, Rise Against Hunger meals nourished more than 1 million lives around the world. Peggy Shriver to Lead Fundraising Initiatives Peggy Shriver brings 25 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience to the organization. As Chief Development Officer, Shriver is responsible for overseeing fundraising operations to fund projects that increase food production and access to food for a sustainable end to hunger in our lifetime. Shriver was formerly Senior Director of the V Foundation, and has served in fundraising leadership positions at Easter Seals, Special Olympics and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has raised more than $650 million for people with special needs, life-threatening diseases and underserved populations. Brooks noted, “Peggy Shriver has tremendous expertise in individual giving, corporate sponsorships, special events and cause-marketing promotions – experience that is invaluable to our efforts to engage donors in our mission to end hunger.” She is credited for leading the design and development of Easter Seals’ signature event “Walk With Me,” now executed nationwide, as well as piloting the American Dental Association’s national Bone Marrow Drive in the fight against blood cancer. Working with Special Olympics on a global level, she was actively involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run coordinating fundraising campaigns with officers from 40 countries and culminating at the World Games. Shriver holds degrees in print journalism, broadcasting and marketing from Trinity University and is a certified fundraising executive. Retired Army Officer Larry Shepherd to Serve As Chief Operating Officer Larry Shepherd has been named Chief Operating Officer for Rise Against Hunger. Shepherd is responsible for leading global growth and managing operational and administrative aspects of the organization, including global operations, technology solutions and services, people operations, community engagement and process improvement. Shepherd is a retired Army Officer who brings 24 years of experience leading effective teams throughout the United States, Germany, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. During his military career, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service; led as many as 1,200 servicemen and women as a Deputy Brigade Commander; and was recognized as the #1 Deputy Director at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is passionate about leadership development and mentorship and has coached youth football and baseball programs in his community. Shepherd holds a M.A. in military arts & science (leadership & strategy) from the U.S. Army Command and General Officer Staff College and a B.A. in political science from Central Washington University. He is an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy (USMA) and completed the two-year Master Teacher Certification Program, also offered at USMA. Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international hunger relief organization based in Raleigh, N.C., works to implement immediate and long-term solutions to hunger worldwide. With program locations in 20 U.S. cities and five international offices, Rise Against Hunger has engaged volunteers to package more than 320 million nutrient-rich meals for distribution to 74 countries around the globe. To find out more about Rise Against Hunger’s efforts to end hunger worldwide, please visit http://www.riseagainsthunger.org.


News Article | April 27, 2017
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The University of San Francisco (USF) today announced the lineup of speakers and honorary degree recipients at the university’s eight commencement ceremonies, taking place Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20. Over 2300 graduate and undergraduate students will participate in the ceremonies at St. Ignatius Church on USF’s main campus. Events will also be live-streamed via the university website (http://www.usfca.edu). Hailing from the front lines of real estate, medicine, academia, politics and the Catholic Church, commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients include: Renowned director and playwright Carey Perloff from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Maureen Orth, an award-winning journalist and education leader, will receive honorary degrees and address USF’s College of Arts and Sciences. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will speak to USF School of Law graduates. All ceremonies are invitation only. Journalists interested in covering the commencement events at USF must register by contacting Jennifer Kriz at (415) 422-2697 or jkriz(at)usfca(dot)edu. Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: The Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy, Catholic Bishop of San Diego Named the sixth bishop of San Diego in 2015, Bishop Robert McElroy has served in parishes throughout California, and was appointed auxiliary bishop of San Francisco (2010-2015) by Pope Benedict XVI. In 2008, he served as the Lo Schiavo Chair in Catholic Social Thought at USF. McElroy is now the vice president of the California Catholic Conference and serves at the national conference of bishops. He is the author of two books: “The Search for an American Public Theology” and “Morality and American Foreign Policy.” A native San Franciscan, McElroy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, and his master’s degree from Stanford University, both in American history. He also holds a licentiate in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, a doctorate in moral theology from the Gregorian University Rome, and a doctorate in political science from Stanford. Friday, May 19, 9 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate students for humanities and sciences Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Karl W. Eikenberry, Ambassador and Lieutenant General, Retired, U.S. Army Karl W. Eikenberry, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from April 2009 to July 2011, is currently the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow and director of the U.S. Asia Security Initiative at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. He is also a professor and faculty member at Stanford University’s FSI Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and The Europe Center. In addition to his work at Stanford, Eikenberry is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he co-directs the academy's multi-year project on civil wars, violence and international responses. He serves on multiple boards, including The Asia Foundation, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for International Relations and Politics, and the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, which aims to regenerate Afghanistan's traditional arts and historic areas. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Council of American Ambassadors. Eikenberry is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and received master’s degrees from Harvard and Stanford universities. Friday, May 19, noon College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate students for arts and social sciences Carey Perloff, an award-winning director and playwright, is celebrating her 25th and final year as artistic director of A.C.T., San Francisco’s largest theater company. Known for her innovative productions of classics and new works, Perloff has directed more than 50 productions at A.C.T. Perloff’s play Kinship premiered at the Théâtre de Paris in October 2014. Prior to A.C.T., Perloff was the artistic director of Classic Stage Company in New York and served on the faculty of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her memoir, “Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater,” about her time at A.C.T., was published in 2015 and was excerpted by American Theatre Magazine. A recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the National Corporate Theatre Fund’s 2007 Artistic Achievement Award, Perloff received a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in classics and comparative literature from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Oxford. Friday, May 19, 3 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences, graduate students Maureen Orth is an award-winning journalist, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, and the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that promotes advanced learning in technology, English and leadership for more than 8,000 students in Colombia. As one of the first female writers at Newsweek in the early 1970s, Orth went on to publish profiles in Vanity Fair on heads of state, business leaders and celebrities, as well as acclaimed investigative reports. She has been a contributing editor at Vogue, a network correspondent for NBC News, a senior editor for New York and New West magazines and a columnist for New York Woman. She is also a contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. For her commitment to the education and success of the youth of Colombia, Orth received the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award from Refugees International in 2015. Orth has also published two books, the best selling “Vulgar Favors” about the murder of Gianni Versace and “The Importance of Being Famous: Behind the Scenes of the Celebrity Industrial Complex.” Orth attended San Francisco College for Women/Lone Mountain for two years and completed her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a master’s degree in journalism and documentary film at the University of California, Los Angeles. Orth’s late husband, Tim Russert, received an honorary degree from USF in 2001. Friday, May 19, 6 p.m. School of Nursing and Health Professions Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Rev. Jon D. Fuller, M.D., S.J., Physician, Center for Infectious Diseases and Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine Founding president of the National Catholic AIDS Network, Rev. Dr. Jon Fuller is the attending physician for the Center for Infectious Diseases in Boston and manages Boston Medical Center’s program for HIV/AIDS care. He also coordinates the Research Thursday AIDS Conference series. As a Jesuit priest, Fuller has focused on how HIV prevention approaches can be analyzed and supported from the context of Catholic moral theology and serves as a consultant to international Catholic development and relief agencies on HIV-related policies. He teaches at Boston University School of Medicine, Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Harvard Divinity School. Fuller attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego, and completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He served on the University of San Francisco Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2010. Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. School of Law Prior to being elected as California’s attorney general this year, Xavier Becerra was a member of the United States House of Representatives for California's 34th congressional district, representing downtown Los Angeles in Congress from 1993 to 2017. Becerra also served as a deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice from 1987 to 1990, and the California State Assembly from 1990 to 1992. Born in Sacramento, Becerra is the son of working-class immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico. He attended the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain from 1978 to 1979, and earned his B.A. in economics from Stanford University. He was the first in his family to graduate from college. Becerra received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1980. Saturday, May 20, noon School of Management, undergraduate students in business administration Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin served as the 18th United States surgeon general, appointed by President Barack Obama in July 2009. As surgeon general, Benjamin oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers who promote and protect the health of Americans in locations around the world. She is the first chair of the National Prevention Council and a former associate dean for rural health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She is also the past chair of the U.S. Federation of State Medical Boards. In 1995, Benjamin was the first physician under age 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. Prior to becoming surgeon general, Benjamin served patients at the rural health clinic she founded in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, keeping the clinic in operation despite damage inflicted by hurricanes George (1998) and Katrina (2005) and a devastating fire (2006). Benjamin earned a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, an M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency in Macon, Georgia. Saturday, May 20, 3 p.m. School of Management, graduate and professional students, Masagung Graduate School of Management Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Mark Buell, President, San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission, Class of 1964 Mark Buell is a graduate of USF, a native San Franciscan and a decorated Vietnam veteran. Intrepid in the world of politics and philanthropy, Buell has spent 35 years in public and private real estate development. Buell was San Francisco’s first director of economic development under Joseph Alioto and later served as the first director of the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency from 1977 to 1985. He was a founding member and first president of the California Association for Local Economic Development and has served on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission under Dianne Feinstein. Buell is active on the boards of many nonprofit organizations including the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the San Francisco Conservation Corps, the Bolinas Museum and the Chez Panisse Foundation. About the University of San Francisco The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit usfca.edu


News Article | April 20, 2017
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WEST POINT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG) released a 13-minute video that helps companies learn how to support veterans and their families, beyond hiring policies. As a company founded by veterans and teaching the principles of military leadership to corporate America, TLDG consistently sees a high demand from corporate executives seeking information about how to support our military and veterans. This includes helping transition from a military to civilian career, as well as honoring and supporting the military, veterans and their family through philanthropic efforts and discount programs, as a few examples. TLDG released the video to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the start of the American Revolutionary War, on April 19, 1775, with the “shot heard round the world;” the day America’s military first started fighting for our liberty. This video distills the best practices shared by Fortune 500 executives at the Veterans Support Symposium hosted by TLDG and Nasdaq in November 2016. It recommends both simple and creative ideas for how corporations, large and small, can offer support by creating their own set of veterans initiatives, based on 13 categories of support. One of the executives at the Symposium, Roland Smith, CEO of Office Depot, said, “As we went through those 13 categories, we defined seven that we thought we could do well and would be meaningful both to our organization, veterans in our organization, and veterans that we wanted to assimilate into our organization. We put resources against them so that we can start to execute them in 2017, and then we’ll review these each year. Hopefully, as you look 3 to 5 years into the future, we’ll be a company that does a much better job of supporting our veterans.” The video includes best practices, shared by a variety of companies, including Office Depot, Virtu Financial, Wyndham Worldwide, Citi, IAP, and Ironsword. “In our experience, the greatest companies in the country honor veterans and the military. They also teach military leadership principles to their corporate executives,” said Dan Rice, President of TLDG. “We hope this video will jumpstart every CEO in the United States to adopt the ‘CEO Challenge’. This is a simple challenge to create and share their own Veterans’ Initiatives on their corporate websites. By this simple act, the needle can be moved dramatically on supporting veterans in corporate America.” This video is released on the heels of numerous initiatives by TLDG over the past two years to garner attention for veterans support, including announcing the CEO Challenge on Fox & Friends. TLDG has partnered with the Association for Talent Development (ATD) to publish a special magazine sent to 40,000 HR professionals, highlighting best practices from 16 organizations that are trailblazers in recruiting, developing, and supporting veterans and active duty military. TLDG also hosted the Opening and Closing Bells at Nasdaq on Veteran’s Day, with companies raising their hands to pledge to hire more veterans. TLDG is a premier executive leader development program, based at West Point, NY, on the grounds of the United States Military Academy. Founded in 2010 by U.S. Army veterans, TLDG has trained more than 31,500 executives and front-line leaders from over 500 companies across a variety of industries including automotive, financial services, medical, pharmaceutical, professional sports franchises, and more with customized, open enrollment, and online learning programs. Its mission is to help build leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in the U.S. Army leadership philosophy of “Be, Know, Do” and the U.S. Military Academy values of “Duty, Honor, Country”. Learn more at www.thayerleaderdevelopment.com


Techonomy Returns to New York for Two Days of Intense Conversation About Technology’s Impact on Business and Society Techonomy, a leading events and media company focused on helping organizations and executives prepare for the rapid pace of tech-enabled transformation, will hold two consecutive events, Techonomy Health & Techonomy NYC, in New York City on May 16th & 17th. Techonomy, a leading events and media company focused on helping organizations and executives prepare for the rapid pace of tech-enabled transformation, will hold two consecutive events, Techonomy Health & Techonomy NYC, in New York City on May 16th & 17th. “We love our home city in New York and we love helping leaders engage with ideas about tech-driven change, so we are especially proud to be doing that here for the second year in a row,” said David Kirkpatrick, CEO and Chief Techonomist and author of the bestselling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World. "We're inviting techonomic thinkers to join us for either one or both of two days – Techonomy Health first, and then Techonomy NYC on May 17." Techonomy Health explores the vast potential tech holds to remake this $3 trillion U.S. industry. The program includes healthcare experts, technologists, policy makers and entrepreneurs for a high-energy discussion around topics including how AI and CRISPR will change the war on cancer, the future of consumer health information and media, the ethical and moral quandaries of enhancing the human genome, and what Trumpcare and Obamacare mean for health innovation. Speakers include Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; celebrated author and holistic medicine expert Dean Ornish; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser; Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America; and Steven Zatz, CEO of WebMD. (Full list below.) The following day, Techonomy NYC will be a New York-style version of Techonomy’s longstanding retreat in California, where last fall Mark Zuckerberg famously spoke about fake news. Techonomy NYC will ignite invigorating discourse around ongoing challenges relating to what a government led by Trump means for technology; the future of work in an on-demand gig economy; the digital and social fight against terrorism; and tough-to-answer questions about decision making power in an AI world, among many other topics. Speakers include Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities at VC firm Bloomberg Beta; Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp; Turner CEO John Martin; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeWork; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Upworthy; and General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz. (Full list below.) Techonomy's partners for the conferences include Accenture, Celestica, Cognizant, Johnson & Johnson, Paypal, Philips, Pitney-Bowes, and Turner Broadcasting. Techonomy Health confirmed speakers include: Yonatan Adiri, Founder and CEO, Healthy.io and Founder, DisruptionLabs; Agnes Binagwaho Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; Jef Boeke, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center; Walter De Brouwer, Founder and CEO, doc.ai; Brian Donley, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic; David Ewing Duncan, Co-Founder, Curator and CEO, Arc Fusion; Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings; Katelyn Gleason, CEO & Cofounder, Eligible; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO, HealthTap; Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer, Color Genomics; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Nancy J. Kelley, President and CEO, Nancy J. Kelley & Associates and Former Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center; Robert Klitzman, Director, Masters of Bioethics Program, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Tom Kottler, CEO, Co-Founder, HealthPrize Technologies; Steven Krein, Co-founder and CEO, StartUp Health; Andrew Kung, Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan Chase; Christian Madsbjerg, Senior Partner, ReD Associates; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; Dan Munro, Author; Alexi Nazem, Co-founder and CEO, Nomad Health; Lynn O'Connor Vos, Chief Executive Officer, Grey Healthcare Group (ghg); Dean Ornish, President and Director, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Meredith Salisbury, Editorial Director, Bioscribe; Mario Schlosser, Co-founder and CEO, Oscar; Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips North America; Seth Sternberg, Co-founder and CEO, Honor; Andrew Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Proteus Digital Health, Inc.; and Steven Zatz, CEO, WebMD. Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/health Techonomy NYC confirmed speakers include: Daniel Buchner, Senior PM - Head of Decentralized Identity at Microsoft, Microsoft; Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE; Meltem Demirors, Director, Development, Digital Currency Group; Diana Farrell, President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute; Max Furmanov, Managing Director & Partner, Accenture; Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the USA; COL John Graham, Associate Dean for Research and Chief Scientist, United States Military Academy; Subramaniam Hariharan, VP Global Quality, Technology Innovation & Operational Excellence, Celestica; Jessi Hempel, Head of Editorial, Backchannel; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities, Bloomberg Beta; Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund; Doreen Lorenzo, Co-founder, Vidlet Inc.; Director for the Center of Integrated Design, The University of Texas; Rachel Maguire, Research Director, Health Horizons Program, Institute for the Future; Gary Marcus, Professor, NYU; Founder, Geometric Intelligence (acquired by Uber); John Martin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork; Gregory McNeal, Co-Founder, AirMap; John Melkon, Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations, United States Military Academy; Michael Monahan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pitney Bowes; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Upworthy; Bre Pettis, Founder, Bre & Co.; Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Andrew Rasiej, Founder and Publisher, Personal Democracy Forum; Founder and CEO, Civic Hall; Slava Rubin, Chief Business Officer, Indiegogo; Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC; Jake Schwartz, Co-founder and CEO, General Assembly; Melanie Shapiro, Founder and CEO, Case; Oz Sultan, CEO, Sultan Interactive Group; Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Business, New York University; Author, "The Sharing Economy"; David Treat, Managing Director, Accenture; Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO, Tusk Ventures; Michael J. Wolf, Co-founder and Managing Director, Activate, Inc.; and Tracy Young, CEO and Co-founder, PlanGrid. Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/nyc Contacts: Techonomy Josh Kampel 617.233.7722 josh@techonomy.com Grayling Crystal Yang 415.593.1188 techonomy@grayling.com New York, NY, April 25, 2017 --( PR.com )-- GE’s Beth Comstock, Arianna Huffington of Thrive Global, and John Martin of Turner are among 60 speakers dissecting the role of tech on social and economic progress, and especially in health.Techonomy, a leading events and media company focused on helping organizations and executives prepare for the rapid pace of tech-enabled transformation, will hold two consecutive events, Techonomy Health & Techonomy NYC, in New York City on May 16th & 17th.“We love our home city in New York and we love helping leaders engage with ideas about tech-driven change, so we are especially proud to be doing that here for the second year in a row,” said David Kirkpatrick, CEO and Chief Techonomist and author of the bestselling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World. "We're inviting techonomic thinkers to join us for either one or both of two days – Techonomy Health first, and then Techonomy NYC on May 17."Techonomy Health explores the vast potential tech holds to remake this $3 trillion U.S. industry. The program includes healthcare experts, technologists, policy makers and entrepreneurs for a high-energy discussion around topics including how AI and CRISPR will change the war on cancer, the future of consumer health information and media, the ethical and moral quandaries of enhancing the human genome, and what Trumpcare and Obamacare mean for health innovation. Speakers include Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; celebrated author and holistic medicine expert Dean Ornish; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser; Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America; and Steven Zatz, CEO of WebMD. (Full list below.)The following day, Techonomy NYC will be a New York-style version of Techonomy’s longstanding retreat in California, where last fall Mark Zuckerberg famously spoke about fake news. Techonomy NYC will ignite invigorating discourse around ongoing challenges relating to what a government led by Trump means for technology; the future of work in an on-demand gig economy; the digital and social fight against terrorism; and tough-to-answer questions about decision making power in an AI world, among many other topics. Speakers include Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities at VC firm Bloomberg Beta; Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp; Turner CEO John Martin; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeWork; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Upworthy; and General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz. (Full list below.)Techonomy's partners for the conferences include Accenture, Celestica, Cognizant, Johnson & Johnson, Paypal, Philips, Pitney-Bowes, and Turner Broadcasting.Techonomy Health confirmed speakers include:Yonatan Adiri, Founder and CEO, Healthy.io and Founder, DisruptionLabs; Agnes Binagwaho Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; Jef Boeke, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center; Walter De Brouwer, Founder and CEO, doc.ai; Brian Donley, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic; David Ewing Duncan, Co-Founder, Curator and CEO, Arc Fusion; Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings; Katelyn Gleason, CEO & Cofounder, Eligible; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO, HealthTap; Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer, Color Genomics; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Nancy J. Kelley, President and CEO, Nancy J. Kelley & Associates and Former Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center; Robert Klitzman, Director, Masters of Bioethics Program, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Tom Kottler, CEO, Co-Founder, HealthPrize Technologies; Steven Krein, Co-founder and CEO, StartUp Health; Andrew Kung, Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan Chase; Christian Madsbjerg, Senior Partner, ReD Associates; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; Dan Munro, Author; Alexi Nazem, Co-founder and CEO, Nomad Health; Lynn O'Connor Vos, Chief Executive Officer, Grey Healthcare Group (ghg); Dean Ornish, President and Director, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Meredith Salisbury, Editorial Director, Bioscribe; Mario Schlosser, Co-founder and CEO, Oscar; Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips North America; Seth Sternberg, Co-founder and CEO, Honor; Andrew Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Proteus Digital Health, Inc.; and Steven Zatz, CEO, WebMD.Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/healthTechonomy NYC confirmed speakers include:Daniel Buchner, Senior PM - Head of Decentralized Identity at Microsoft, Microsoft; Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE; Meltem Demirors, Director, Development, Digital Currency Group; Diana Farrell, President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute; Max Furmanov, Managing Director & Partner, Accenture; Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the USA; COL John Graham, Associate Dean for Research and Chief Scientist, United States Military Academy; Subramaniam Hariharan, VP Global Quality, Technology Innovation & Operational Excellence, Celestica; Jessi Hempel, Head of Editorial, Backchannel; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities, Bloomberg Beta; Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund; Doreen Lorenzo, Co-founder, Vidlet Inc.; Director for the Center of Integrated Design, The University of Texas; Rachel Maguire, Research Director, Health Horizons Program, Institute for the Future; Gary Marcus, Professor, NYU; Founder, Geometric Intelligence (acquired by Uber); John Martin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork; Gregory McNeal, Co-Founder, AirMap; John Melkon, Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations, United States Military Academy; Michael Monahan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pitney Bowes; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Upworthy; Bre Pettis, Founder, Bre & Co.; Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Andrew Rasiej, Founder and Publisher, Personal Democracy Forum; Founder and CEO, Civic Hall; Slava Rubin, Chief Business Officer, Indiegogo; Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC; Jake Schwartz, Co-founder and CEO, General Assembly; Melanie Shapiro, Founder and CEO, Case; Oz Sultan, CEO, Sultan Interactive Group; Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Business, New York University; Author, "The Sharing Economy"; David Treat, Managing Director, Accenture; Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO, Tusk Ventures; Michael J. Wolf, Co-founder and Managing Director, Activate, Inc.; and Tracy Young, CEO and Co-founder, PlanGrid.Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/nycContacts:TechonomyJosh Kampel617.233.7722josh@techonomy.comGraylingCrystal Yang415.593.1188techonomy@grayling.com

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