Speakers and Moderators

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Dipender Saluja
Dipender Saluja

Managing Director, Capricorn Investment Group

Judith Samuelson
Judith Samuelson

Vice President, Executive Director, Business and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Will Sarni
Will Sarni

Founder and CEO, Water Foundry

Smita Satiani
Smita Satiani

Innovation Policy Designer, X, Alphabet

Erik Schatzker
Erik Schatzker

Anchor, Editor at Large, Bloomberg TV

Robert Schenkkan
Robert Schenkkan

Playwright; Screenwriter

Nick Schulz
Nick Schulz

Director of Stakeholder Relations, ExxonMobil

Tina Seelig
Tina Seelig

Professor of the Practice, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Jeffrey Seller
Jeffrey Seller

Owner and Producer, Adventureland

George Serafeim
George Serafeim

Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Josh Shapiro
Josh Shapiro

Attorney General, State of Pennsylvania

Azim Shariff
Azim Shariff

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Director, Culture and Morality Lab, University of California, Irvine

David Shaw
David Shaw

Managing Partner, Black Point Group

Jeff Shell
Jeff Shell

Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (Festival Underwriter)

Jon Shenk
Jon Shenk

Filmmaker; Co-Founder, Actual Films

Wendy Sherman
Wendy Sherman

Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group

Howard Shrobe
Howard Shrobe

Principal Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT

Hiren Shukla
Hiren Shukla

Neuro-Diversity Center of Excellence Leader, EY (Festival Underwriter)

Bobbi Silten
Bobbi Silten

Former EVP, Global Talent and Sustainability, Gap Inc.

Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek

Optimist and Best Selling Author; Author, Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Find Your Why

Paul Singer
Paul Singer

President, Elliott Management Corporation

Esau Sinnok
Esau Sinnok

Alaska Native Studies Student, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Former Arctic Youth Ambassador

Varun Sivaram
Varun Sivaram

Douglas Dillon Fellow and Acting Director, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Bradford Smith
Bradford Smith

President, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer, Microsoft Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Andrew Ross Sorkin
Andrew Ross Sorkin

Co-Anchor, "Squawk Box," CNBC; Financial Columnist, Editor at Large, DealBook, The New York Times

Michael Specter
Michael Specter

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

KR Sridhar
KR Sridhar

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Bloom Energy

Geoffrey Stone
Geoffrey Stone

Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Keith Stout
Keith Stout

Executive Vice President, Ace Metal Crafts Company

Nancy Sullivan
Nancy Sullivan

Senior Investigator, Biodefense Research Section, NIAID/VRC

Cass Sunstein
Cass Sunstein

Robert Walmsley University Professor, Founder and Director, Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, Harvard Law School

Ashley Swearengin
Ashley Swearengin

President and CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation

Nelson Switzer
Nelson Switzer

Chief Sustainability Officer, Nestlé Waters (Festival Underwriter)

Charles Sykes
Charles Sykes

Commentator, MSNBC; Co-Host, "Indivisible," WNYC and NPR; Author