Expert Panelists

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Greg Brown, Chair of Motorola Solutions
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Mr. Brown is Chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions where he has led the company for a decade.  Under his leadership, this 90-year old company has been completely transformed. Since the company split on January 1, 2011, annualized total shareholder return has averaged 25% a year.

He serves as chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors, chair of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and chair of the committee on Immigration Reform of the Business Roundtable. 

He also was a member of President Obama’s Management Advisory Board and served on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee under President George W. Bush. 

Sarah Feinberg, Former Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
Sarah Feinberg, Former Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
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Ms. Feinberg led the Federal Railroad Administration from January 2015 to January 2017. She previously served as Chief of Staff to United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, managing DOT’s ten modal organizations, and spearheading its legislative, policy and communications efforts.

Prior to her service at USDOT, Ms. Feinberg served in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and worked in the tech industry. 

Nick Grossman, General Manager of Union Square Ventures
Nick Grossman, General Manager of Union Square Ventures
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Mr. Grossman is General Manager at Union Square Ventures, where he explores new investments, works with USV's portfolio companies on trust, safety and security issues, and leads USV's efforts on public policy, regulatory and civic issues. Previously, he led an incubator for startups at the intersection of cities and data at OpenPlans. Nick has a degree in Urban Studies from Stanford University, and learned everything he knows about technology from people on the internet and by using view:source.

Eliot Horowitz, Co-founder and CTO, MongoDB
Eliot Horowitz, Co-founder and CTO, MongoDB
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Mr. Horowitz is the CTO and Co-Founder of MongoDB. He wrote the core code base for MongoDB starting in 2007, and subsequently built the engineering and product teams.

Prior to MongoDB, he co-founded and built ShopWiki, a groundbreaking online retail search engine. He built its technology, it's team, and presided over its private sale in 2010. Before that, he was a software developer in the R&D group at DoubleClick.

Mr. Horowitz is on the board of the NY Tech Talent Pipeline. In 2006, he was selected as one of BusinessWeek's Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under Age 25, and in 2015 was named to the Business Insider “Under 35 and Crushing it” list.

Dan Huttenlocher, Founding Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech
Dan Huttenlocher, Founding Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech
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As Dean, Mr. Huttenlocher has overall responsibility for the new campus, including the academic quality and direction of the campus’ degree programs and research. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, he is developing approaches for working with companies, nonprofits, government agencies and early stage investors, as well as overseeing the faculty recruitment and entrepreneurial initiatives of the campus.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and both his Master’s and Doctorate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He currently serves as a Director of Amazon, Inc., Corning, Inc. and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Kristina Johnson, Chancellor-elect, SUNY
Kristina Johnson, Chancellor-elect, SUNY
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Dr. Kristina M. Johnson is the 13th chancellor of SUNY, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States.

She is the current founder and chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities that provide clean energy to communities and businesses throughout the country. She was appointed by President Obama as U.S. Under Secretary of Energy and served as Johns Hopkins University provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, and professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Dr. Johnson is an inventor and entrepreneur who holds 118 U.S. and international patents. 

Charles Phillips, CEO, Infor
Charles Phillips, CEO, Infor
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Prior to Infor, Mr. Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year-tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies.  Prior to Oracle, he was a Managing Director in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was an Institutional Investor All Star for ten consecutive years.

Before his 18-year career on Wall Street, Mr. Phillips was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit. 

Balaji Prabakhar, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
Balaji Prabakhar, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
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Mr. Prabhakar is a professor in the departments of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University. His research interest is probability theory and its applications, notably in developing algorithms for use in large-scale distributed systems like the Internet and data centers.

He has led the development of industry standards for computer network congestion management. Recently, he has focused on societal networks including transportation, electricity grids, health-care systems, and recycling; and is leading projects in Bangalore, Singapore, and at Stanford to reduce traffic congestion, fuel, and pollution costs.