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September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, D.C., USA

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September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, D.C., USA

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I: Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Brigid_SchulteBrigid Schulte, Director of the Better Life Lab and The Good Life Initiative at New America, and author of the NY Times bestseller, Overwhelmed

Brigid Schulte is the Director of the Better Life Lab and The Good Life Initiative at New America, a nonpartisan think tank, and author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time, which was named a notable book of the year by the Washington Post and NPR. She was an award-winning journalist at the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine, where she was part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including Time, the Boston Globe, the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Guardian, and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has been quoted as an expert or featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, Fortune, the Atlantic, The Times of London, Macleans, the Irish Times, The Financial Times and Fast Company, and has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Katie Couric Show, MSNBC, CNN, Morning Joe, the BBC, CBC, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NPR’s Morning Edition, Tell Me More, On Point, the Diane Rehm Show, the Leonard Lopate Show, the Bob Edwards Show, Efecto Naim with Moises Naim, the Australian Broadcast Company, and other television and radio programs.

Plenary II: FinTech and Business School - What it is and why it matters

JohnJacobsJohn L. Jacobs, Founder and CEO, Q3 Advisors, LLC and Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown University

John Jacobs is a New York City/Washington, D.C. based senior business leader and the former EVP and CMO of Nasdaq, an S&P 500 company. Mr. Jacobs currently serves as Founder and CEO of Q3 Advisors, LLC and as the Distinguished Policy Fellow and Executive Director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy, and as Adjunct Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He most recently served as Senior Advisor and principal consultant to Nasdaq’s CEO and President. In this role, he was responsible for reviewing potential opportunities in the index and data business, and supporting product and business development efforts. Mr. Jacobs will discuss Fintech and its current and future impacts for business education.