President & Chief Executive Officer, WDHB
Sunil is a corporate executive turned serial entrepreneur and passionate bridge-builder across geographies, cultures and industries.
Sunil holds degrees as certified accountant in multiple countries and looks back on a 25-year career working in controlling, M&A and process engineering for French, Japanese and American conglomerates across the world. He’s lived in and traveled to more than 75 countries, as a senior executive managing cross-functional teams worldwide.
Besides his personal achievements as a semi-professional soccer player, a caring family man and an avid bungee jumper and health junkie, his life includes meaningful moments such as cleaning up the world’s biggest corporate scam, piloting the most complex ERP launch to date and falling in love with a company he acquired as a sidekick.
Thanks to his international biography and the constant exposure to stories of innovation and transformation through his corporate career and work at WDHB, he has a profound understanding of latest business and organizational trends, a wide knowledge of diverse cultures and a deep respect for people from all walks of life.
His personal story, varied expertise and engaging style make him a perfect keynote speaker and facilitator for international leadership teams and communities in extraordinary situations of re-orientation.
When it’s time for personal and professional re-orientation
Ethics & Integrity
Building your castle between the lines in the sand
Fostering a culture of innovation through risk tolerance
Sense of Belonging and Purpose
To understand and sustain through all walks of life
Learning from Experience
The power of authenticity in corporate talent development
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Imane is a versatile professional and academic, whose interests lie at the intersection of research and innovation consulting.
She defines herself as an eternal student, holding degrees in business administration and a PhD in management innovation, and currently enrolled in a Masters Program in contemporary history. She has worked on topics as varied as enterprise collaborative technology, new approaches to Learning & Development, online communities of practice, and Learning Organizations. The common point between all these? She’s most skilled in addressing issues that bridge the organizational and the technical, the processes and the humans.
When preparing her speaking engagements, she builds upon her experiences as university lecturer, amateur theater director and actor, and learning experience designer. All these come together in a highly structured yet very engaging presentation style, mixing theoretical foundations with real-life examples and providing clear outputs grounded in research.
As the head of WDHB Lab, our in-house research team, she can provide deep insights on the latest trends in L&D and run custom keynote based on your learning & development challenges.
Learning & Development, Tomorrow
What’s in store for your L&D organization
Powering Learning Organizations
Frameworks, Practices and Behaviors for organizational learning
New models of collaboration
Can technology improve collaborative behavior?
The Out of Office Era
Leadership and collaboration in remote and hybrid setups
Chief Growth Officer, WDHB
Samuel is an enthusiastic change facilitator, gifted public speaker as well as a trend and pattern-seeker extraordinaire.
His professional career spans 25 years of working in the most diverse environments from manufacturing to service industries, public and academic institutions, non-profit and cultural organizations plus over 15 years of facilitation experience accompanying small and large groups during moments of inspiration, innovation and transformation.
Samuel has a background in social and political sciences, which he brought to life in his early twenties as an activist and board member in youth associations on a national and international level, in his research at the University of Lucerne and during his four-year stint working part-time for the Parliamentary Services of the Swiss Federal Assembly.
His passion and talent for the spoken word have developed early as a master of ceremony for cultural events, a moderator of innovation workshops at BrainStore, the world’s first idea factory, and a facilitator of Learning Expeditions for WDHB, allowing the avid traveler to work with clients at over 40 destinations on all continents.
Thanks to his intimate and highly customer-centric collaboration with partners across varied industries and the intense exchanges with the movers and shakers of tomorrow’s world, he has a unique grasp on topics of strategic and organizational importance. His powerful way to structure thoughts and lead conversations allow him to captivate audiences, transmit compelling messages and organize complex interactions with tangible outcomes.
Head of Ecosystem, WDHB
Aish is a digital marketer, growth hacker, social entrepreneur, and first generation millennial American of Indian descent.
Combining her unique experiences with her passion and comfortability for storytelling with music and spoken poetry, Aish is a keynote speaker on topics about cross-generational leadership, embracing discomfort to change, diversity & inclusion, social media for good, and more.
Having experienced 25 countries in 25 years, Aish’s status of a global citizen has instilled a constant yearning for exploration and discovery. It’s this constant desire to learn that keeps her keynotes and workshops relevant, timely and impactful. This experience combined with her engaging presentation style makes her a suited speaker for high-school students, C-suite executives, and anyone in between.
Prior to WDHB, Aish spent some time working for a big four accounting firm in the audit and advisory space before switching gears into marketing and brand development for Red Bull, one of the top ranked brands in the world. Discovering her passion for sharing unique experiences around a product or service, Aish now leads the digital marketing, content development, and cyber reach at WDHB.
Named the youngest keynote speaker at Future Business Leaders of America’s State Conference, Future Bright Mind for a Better World by Woomentum, recipient of the Colorado Governor’s Award for student job creation in the region, and awarded the Daniels College of Business Essence of Commitment Award, Aish’s go-getter spirit is spreading far and wide.
Outside of work, you will find Aish serving on a young professional board for a pediatric cancer research foundation, walking the streets of new cities or hiking Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
How the intermix of generations in the workplace can be leveraged to advance business strategy
Social Media for Social Good
Employing the power of social media to solve some of the greatest global and societal issues
Accepting the change, embracing the adaption and churning success within your organization
New Kid on the Block
Humble learning lessons by stepping foot into someone else’s shoes to become an ethical and people-driven leader
Co-Founder, be radical. Chair of Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation, SingularityU, VC at BOLD Capital Partners
Pascal Finette is a globally-renowned public speaker, covering topics from disruption, digitization, technology trends, organizational and cultural transformation, new business models, decentralized innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, in formats ranging from high-profile keynotes, live and online next level learning experiences to workshops.
Anchored in his experience as a trained economist and with more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry, he has helped thousands of clients see the future of exponential technology, how economic models are shifting to identify new opportunities and develop successful disruptive business strategies.
Pascal is a master at drawing audiences into a spellbinding future where artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, and other exponential technologies solve humanity’s greatest challenges. His presentations make sense of our rapidly accelerating, changing and converging world — cutting through the noise, synthesizing essentials and connecting the dots to prepare an audience for the exciting opportunities ahead.
Called a “prophet” by Germany’s leading TV station ARD, featured in a primetime documentary about Silicon Valley, on the cover of Brazil's leading business magazine Epoca Negócios, and voted one of the top 100 Internet influencers by Wirtschaftswoche, Pascal’s work is on the edge of technology, entrepreneurship and global impact.
Pascal is a frequent speaker and lecturer at several acclaimed universities and businesses schools around the world, the author of the book “The Heretic - Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs” and is currently working on a new book about the future of organizations and business models.
Thriving in Exponential Times
Understanding how tomorrow will be different than today and why that matters more than you know
Adapt and Thrive as the Hourglass Economy Expands
New Paradigms for an Exponential World
The Future (of) Organization(s)
A Radical Toolbox for an Exponential Future
Disruption, Dystopia and Decisions
From Exponential Disruption to Global Impact
Decipher the Secret Code Giving Companies Like Apple, Google or Uber Their Edge
CEO of Tigerhall
Nellie Wartoft is the CEO and founder of Tigerhall, a mentor media platform that helps professionals — regardless of their backgrounds and circumstances — achieve their career and life goals by learning directly from Asia’s most successful people.
Education and learning has been a key interest for Nellie since her younger days. At the age of 16, she set up her first business in Sweden providing senior citizens with a platform to enhance their digital literacy. At the age of 18, Nellie moved to Singapore and has called the Lion City her home since then. Upon completing her university studies, she joined Michael Page International where she rose through the ranks to lead the sales and marketing recruitment practice in Singapore.
It was during her time at Michael Page International that Nellie saw pressing skills gaps between what employers wanted to hire and the skills the candidates had – especially in areas such as leadership, commercial, and influential skills. She therefore thought of the idea to help today’s professionals upskill and learn directly from Asia’s most successful experts. She founded Tigerhall after her four-year stint at Michael Page International.
Nellie has also spoken at a variety of HR and learning conventions, including the HR and Learning Show Asia and HR Festival Asia. She has also been invited to share her insights on learning and development with organisations such as Mercer, S&P Global and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Disruptive Tech & Corporate Innovation Expert, Founder, Kaleido Insights & Catalyst Companies
Jeremiah is a founding partner at Kaleido Insights; a research and advisory firm based in San Francisco. Their mission is to enable organizations to act on technological disruption based on original research resulting in pragmatic recommendations. Jeremiah is also the founder at Catalyst Companies, which focuses on advising and supporting corporate innovation leaders.
Jeremiah is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving insights through rigorous research. From corporate innovation, autonomous technology or modern wellbeing, he views every aspect of emerging technologies through the lens of growth, opportunity and constantly shifting consumer behaviors and expectations. Forever at the forefront, he identifies trends and advises major companies to adapt their business models to better connect with customers. His clients include Adobe, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Nestle, Esurance, Johnson & Johnson, Visa, and Colgate among others.
An acknowledged thought leader and widely read publisher, Owyang has appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Fast Company. He also publishes numerous research reports, playbooks and frameworks to help businesses navigate change, improve customer experiences and identify trends before they happen.
Owyang's career took shape as an analyst with Forrester Research, advising on social strategy for the interactive marketer. He was a Founding Partner and Research Director at Altimeter Group, specializing in customer strategy and emerging technologies. He formed Catalyst Companies in 2013 to focus on the emerging collaborative economy and the maker movement.
Owyang is recognized as the definitive authority on corporate innovation programs, ready to translate the next wave of powerful technologies and transform the way you do business.
A popular speaker and presenter at conferences and events around the world, from global conferences, corporate kickoffs, or on a TED stage, Jeremiah is ready to translate the next wave of powerful technologies and transform the way you do business.
How Tech Changes Our Minds, Bodies, Communities, and Spaces
The Corporate Innovation Imperative
Counter Disruption by Strengthening Your Ecosystem
Adapting Your Business Model
Proactively Examine the Impact of Evolving Customers & Emerging Tech
Prepare for the Future of Business
The Collaborative Economy
How the Crowd Becomes Your Company
Bringing Abstract Concepts to Life
From the disruption trap to customer obsession and exponential mindset, our speakers cover many issues with their keynotes and workshops. Explore the variety of WDHB's universe of themes we create bespoke learning experiences for.