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Vice President and General Manager
Betsy Beaumon is the VP and General Manager of the Global Literacy Program at Benetech, a Silicon Valley nonprofit with a vision to serve humanity through technology. A social entrepreneur, Ms. Beaumon is an authority on digital accessible materials in education and coined the phrase “born accessible,” imagining a future in which all content, including mathematical formulas and other STEM graphics, are made accessible within the publishing process. She holds a BSEE from Northwestern University and has co-founded two online software companies. She is also a member of the DAISY Consortium and an Advisory Board Member for the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials.
Chief of Staff
Dalio Foundation, Inc
Former President Disney Regional Entertainment; CEO of Fandango, Inc; CEO of Hard Rock Cafe; Venutre Partner Jerusalem Venture Partners; Former CEO of Neilsen owned Media Sync
Director / Producer
Jehane Noujaim is an Egyptian-American filmmaker who has worked on countless award winning documentaries. Before graduating from Harvard, she was awarded the Gardiner Fellowship for Mokattam, an Arabic film she directed about a garbage-collecting village near Cairo, Egypt. She then produced StartUp.com, which won many awards including the DGA and IDA awards for best director. Jehane's 2004 film, Control Room, opened in theaters internationally and broke box office records for a documentary on Middle East Affairs. The Square, Jehane's Oscar nominated film chronicling the heart of the Egyptian revolution, is her 5th feature-length documentary. The Square was the recipient of several awards including the audience awards at Sundance, Toronto, and Dubai Film Festival and the IDA award for best documentary.
Director, Global mHealth Initiative
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Alain Labrique is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, a multi-disciplinary consortium registering over 82 faculty projects and 150 students engaged in mHealth innovation and research across the Johns Hopkins system. An infectious disease epidemiologist, with training in molecular biology and over a decade of field experience running large population-based research studies, Dr. Labrique serves on the faculty in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program of the Department of International Health. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Community-Public Health in the School of Nursing of the Johns Hopkins University. He is lead investigator in several research projects measuring the impact of mobile information and communications technologies on improving maternal, neonatal and infant outcomes in resource-limited settings, primarily in South Asia. Dr. Labrique was recognized as one of the Top 11 mHealth Innovators in 2011.
Co-Founder and CEO
Madhav Chavan, a PhD in Chemistry, began work in the social domain in 1989. He is now CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, one of the largest education NGOs in India. Pratham was founded to bring business, government, and civil society together to solve the problems of education. Over the years he and his organization have tried to work with governments on large scale. When working with governments is not possible, Pratham works independently on a massive scale with volunteers. Innovations that work on scale in unstructured environments is an important feature of Pratham (www.pratham.org) Madhav has worked on several government bodies in India and has served as an advisor to some business and industrial houses in their work, especially related to education and vocational training. He was recognized as a Skoll Entrepreneur in 2011. In 2012 he was given the WISE Prize by the Qatar Foundation's World Innovation Summit for Education, being called the Nobel for education.
Beijing Dalio Public Welfare Foundation
Mr. Wang is the Chairman of the Board of Beijing Dalio Public Welfare Foundation. Meanwhile, he is a board member of China Boyuan Foundation, a board member of China Development Research Foundation and a board member of Chunhui Boai Foundation. Mr. Wang has retired from his business career in June 2013. Befor his retirement he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and Chairman of Shenyin Wanguo Securities Co. Mr. Wang is also the Chairman of IMF External Audit Committe in 2014.
Engineers Without Borders
Megan is a portfolio manager with Engineers Without Borders Canada, making investments in social ventures in Canada and Africa that have the potential to transform development systems. She is passionate about changing the way innovation and improvement is incentivized in international development. With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Megan previously worked with EWB’s Water and Sanitation team in Malawi first as a staff member and then as Co-Director. Under Megan’s leadership, the team pioneered news ways of helping policy makers, funders, and local government work together on solutions to the fundamental problems surrounding sustainable services in Malawi. Megan now shares her experience creating change in complex systems as an Action Canada fellow, Trade School Toronto lecturer, and advisor to Admitting Failure.
Elisabeth Braw is the London-based Senior Reporter for Metro International newspapers, where she's in charge of interviews with global political and business leaders. Among her recent interviewees are Francois Hollande, Sepp Blatter, Christine Lagarde, Ban Ki-moon, Jose Manuel Barroso, Beppe Grillo, Tony Blair and H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson. She's also in charge of article series, most recently one about violence against women produced in partnership with UN Women. Elisabeth is a contributor to Newsweek and to The Economist, where she writes about music. As a contributing writer for The Guardian, she focuses on business and sustainability. Prior to her London posting, Elisabeth reported from San Francisco and Washington, DC. Elisabeth is Swedish, received her university education in Germany, from where she still reports, and has also lived in Rome, Italy. In her spare time, Elisabeth is an avid choral singer and is enthusiastically trying to improve her Latin skills. Elisabeth married to Jeffrey Smith, an organist, and has two children.
Author and Speaker
Co-Founder and CEO
Matt began developing Kiva in late 2004 as a side-project while working as a computer programmer at TiVo, Inc. In December 2005 Matt left his job to devote himself to Kiva full-time. As CEO, Matt has led Kiva's growth from a pilot project to an established online service with partnerships across the globe and hundreds of millions in dollars loaned to low income entrepreneurs. Matt is Skoll Awardee and Ashoka Fellow and was selected to FORTUNE magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list in 2009. In 2011, Matt was chosen for the The Economist "No Boundaries" Innovation Award. He graduated with a BS in Symbolic Systems and a Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University.