Featured Speakers

Confirmed featured speakers at TGIF 2024 - check back often for updates.

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Mike Abbott

  • Stanford CS Lecturer/GM/Apple/KPCB/Twitter
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Roozbeh Aliabadi

  • Co-Founder, ReadyAI & WAICY
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Sara Allan

  • President, Valhalla Foundation
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Gregg Behr

  • Executive Director, The Grable Foundation; Founder and Chair, Remake Learning
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Neeli Bendapudi

  • President, Penn State
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Joseph Besecker

  • Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Emerald Asset Management PA, LLC
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Aaron Brill

  • Director of Innovation Technology, AIM Academy
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Jean-Claude Brizard

  • President and CEO at Digital Promise
Headshot of Michael Carter

Michael Carter

  • CEO, Biz Equity
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Linsey Covert

  • Teamology, CEO & Founder
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John Denniston

  • Executive Chairman, Shared-X
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Devon Diaz

  • AI Ethics Officer, Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center (AI2C)
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Robert Dillon

  • School Designer, Intentional School Designs
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Charlotte Dungan

  • Program Architect, Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamps
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Paul Foster

  • CEO, Global Esports Federation
Headshot of Roger Hamilton

Roger Hamilton

  • Founder of Genius Group, GeniusU & Entrepreneur Resorts
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Salim Ismail

  • Founder OpenExO, Board Member at X Prize; Founding Executive Director Singularity University
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Laura McBain

  • Managing Director, Stanford d.school
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Michael Moe

  • Founder and CEO of GSV
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Al Motley

  • Founder and CEO, TECHADEMICS
Headshot of Philip Moyer

Philip Moyer

  • CEO, Vimeo
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Thomas Murray

  • Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, All4Ed
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John New

  • CEO/Founder, WorkMerk and98 Octane
Headshot of Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi

  • Founder and CEO, Code.org
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Alka Patel

  • Director, Technology Security Policy, US State Department
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Eric Pulier

  • Founder & CEO, Vatom
Headshot of Michael Roth

Michael Roth

  • Director of Conservation and Innovation, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
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Audrey Russo

  • President and CEO Pittsburgh Technology Council & Fortyx80
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Ryan Rydzewski

  • Co-author, "When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids"
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Ken Shelton

  • Founder and CEO of Elevate Education
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Kim Smith

  • Chief Inclusive Innovation Officer, Digital Promise
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Alan Todd

  • Founder, Udemy Leadership Academy
Headshot of Vic Vuchic

Vic Vuchic

  • Advisor to President of US Programs (AI and Digital Initiatives), The Gates Foundation
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Esther Wojcicki

  • Journalist, Educator, and "Godmother of Silicon Valley"
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Chris Wood

  • Executive Director & Co-Founder, LGBT TECH
Headshot of Nesra Yannier

Nesra Yannier

  • Special Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University & Founder, NoRILLA

Past Featured Speakers

Speakers from previous Global Silicon Valley affiliated events.

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Nikesh Arora

  • CEO & Chairman, Palo Alto Networks
Headshot of George Bush

George Bush

  • 43rd President of the United States
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Marian Edelman

  • Founder & President, Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
Headshot of Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale

  • Partner, Formation 8
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Andrew Ng

  • Founder and CEO, Landing AI
Headshot of Barack Obama

Barack Obama

  • 44th President of the United States
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Condoleezza Rice

  • Former United States Secretary of State
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Gloria Steinem

  • Writer, Lecturer, Political Activist, and Feminist Organizer
Headshot of Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki

  • Co-founder & CEO, 23andMe