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Diana Tsai Convergence Servant Leadership Deborah Westphal

Convergence Conversation: Service Leadership Innovation with Diana Tsai

It was 2015 when Diana Tsai introduced herself to me. She was the co-founder of a startup called Veterati, which was launching to help connect military veterans to mentors to help them transition to the civilian workforce. Seeing my background on LinkedIn, she reached out to ask whether I would be interested in beta testing…

Melissa Flagg Global R&D Convergence Deborah Westphal

Convergence Conversation: Exploring Global R&D with Melissa Flagg

Melissa Flagg has a view of global R&D that is unique among even the most accomplished leaders. She has spent her career dedicated to the advancement of our nation’s research and science. She has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research (DDRE) where she was responsible for policy and oversight of the…

Convergence Conversation: Building Human-centric Business with Elizabeth Ross

It was a cold call that introduced me to Elizabeth (Liz) Ross. At the time, she was the CEO of Periscope, a full-service marketing agency, and was looking for a futurist to share the stage with her at a 2016 Advertising Week New York event. She was an avid reader of Alvin Toffler’s writings and…

Automotive Innovation and Transformation on Wheels

The modern automotive industry is in the midst of a revolution. Motivated initially by the passion, intelligence, and charisma of a few energetic individuals, sweeping disruptions have changed virtually every facet of this market. Automotive innovation has reshaped everything in the space, from relationships between companies to how parts are manufactured.  This shift in power…

Convergence Conversation: Asking What-if with Research Leader Dr. Bradley Hyman

Every now and again you cross paths with a rare leader who concurrently embraces the urgency of the day and the importance of peering into the future. My work with the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust created the wonderful opportunity to meet one such leader. Dr. Bradley Hyman (Brad, as he invited me to call him),…

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