2019 General Session Speakers

Candy Chang

Urban Space Artist

Through the activation of public spaces around the world, artist Candy Chang creates work that examines the dynamics between society and the psyche, the threshold between isolation and community, and the role of public rituals in contemporary well-being. A leader in participatory public art, her work lies at the intersection of contemplative practice and the built environment.

James Clear

Author, Atomic Habits

James Clear is an American author, entrepreneur and photographer whose work on habits and human potential focuses on how we can live better. He believes the best way to change the world is in concentric circles: starting with yourself and working your way out from there. His newest book, Atomic Habits, was released in October 2018.

Barbara Coombs Lee

Author, Finish Strong

For the past 25 years, Barbara Coombs Lee has advocated for initiatives that allow individuals a full range of options and much greater agency in their healthcare decisions. Her latest book, Finish Strong, is for those of us who want an end-of-life experience to match the life we’ve enjoyed—defined by love, purpose and agency.

Jeff Desjardins

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Visual Capitalist

Jeff Desjardins is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VisualCapitalist.com, a digital media brand that publishes rich and intuitive visual content on business and investing. Jeff, a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum and Business Insider, believes the fusion of information and design can deliver new insights to investors on markets and the economy.

Michael Futterman

Assistant Vice President, Knowledge Lab™ Professional Development at Janus Henderson Investors U.S.

Michael Futterman is responsible for research and curriculum development for the professional development programs at Janus Henderson Investors. Michael leverages his experience with Outward Bound, management consulting firms and the financial services industry to bring innovative, engaging and thought-provoking content to his clients.

Jaimy Szymanski

Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights

Jaimy Szymanski is a research analyst, author, speaker and advisor, focused on organizational change brought by digital disruption. Zeroing in on the impact of technology on customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX), Jaimy advises corporate leaders and change agents in managing digital transformation and innovation efforts.