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JB Straubel Speaker Biography

JB Straubel is a Senior Advisor and Co-founder of Tesla, Inc., “the #1 Most Innovative Company in the World,” according to Forbes. JB was also the founding CTO (Chief Technical Officer) of the company since its beginnings until mid 2019 and managed the technical direction and engineering design of the Tesla products including Tesla battery technology, power electronics, Tesla motors, software, firmware and controls. Above all, JB also managed many important Tesla´s initiatives: the Tesla Energy business providing grid storage for commercial utilities and residential consumers; the worldwide Tesla Supercharger network of fast DC chargers; and the Tesla Gigafactory, which is leading the way toward increasing worldwide battery production and lowering the cost per kWh. Furthermore, he also was has responsible for new technology evaluation, R&D, technical diligence review of key vendors, and building partner relationships.As of 2019, after announcing he decided to step down as CTO of the company, Tesla announced that JB will keep actively involved in some of the core technologies and help as much as possible. To stress the importance and vital role that JB had in the creation and company growth of Tesla, Elon Musk said "If I hadn’t had lunch with him in 2003, Tesla wouldn’t exist, basically”.In addition to his work at Tesla, JB has also served on the Board of Directors for Solar City, the leading US residential solar company, since their founding. He is also a lecturer at his alma mater, Stanford University, where he created and taught an engineering class and lab focused on energy storage integration in the Engineering Department.In 2017, JB has also co-founded and is the CEO of Redwood Materials, a circular economy startup focusing on advanced technology and process development for materials recycling, remanufacturing, and reuse. JB believes the supply chain for batteries and metals alone is going to be one of the largest industrial growth areas in the next decade as the world shifts to renewable energy and electric transport.JB has had a lifelong passion for electric vehicles that had him rebuild an electric golf cart at the age of 14. While at University, he did the same with a Porsche 944 and made it electric. And more impressively, it made it held a world EV racing record. He has also done solar car racing and has built a hybrid trailer system that he designed while in college. Consequently, in 2008, the MIT Technology Review chose JB as “#1 Innovator of 35 under 35 for the year”. In 2009, DesignNews named him “Engineer of the Year”. And finally, in 2015 he was listed as #2 on Fortune’s 40 under 40 most influential business and innovation leaders. JB is an inventor on over 30 patents covering most areas of Tesla’s core battery, motor and controls systems.He received a BS in Energy Systems Engineering and also an MS in Energy Engineering, emphasis on energy conversion, both from Stanford University. Outside of Tesla Motors, Straubel is also an active cyclist and pilot and holds private pilot, instrument, glider and multi-engine ratings. 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Adding speaking engagements to his impressive portfolio of expertise, Carter recounts stories of his humble beginnings and business successes in multiple fields.Carter rose to prominence as concert promoter and talent manager whose early employers included Will Smith and P. Diddy. He broke into artist management nurturing the career of hip-hip sensation Eve before transforming Lady Gaga into a global pop phenomenon through the nascent innovation of social media. His forays into the tech world resulted in the formation of Atom Factory, which includes his Cross Culture investment fund.In his forthright, future-forward speeches and keynotes, Carter lays out the finer points of beats, bytes and big ideas, among which are the most compelling in business today. 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Gilmore wrote the best-selling book The Experience Economy: Work is a Theatre & Every Business a Stage, which demonstrates how goods and services are no longer enough; what companies must offer today are experiences – memorable events that engage each customer in an inherently personal way.In 2011, The Experience Economy came out for the first time in paperback as an Updated Edition with new ideas, new frameworks, and many, many new exemplars. Each of Mr. Pine's publications add a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business world, but The Experience Economy has become a quintessential read.Mr. Pine also co-wrote Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier with Kim Korn, Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want with Mr. Gilmore, and in 1993 published his first book, the award-winning Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition. Each book details Mr. Pine's breakthrough thinking as he has accurately charted many structural shifts - from individualizing goods to today’s focus on customer experiences and many other changes in the economy and consumer sensibility.The economic competitive reality of the future is fast-paced change. Mr. Pine helps clients design strategies to leverage these new economic opportunities and create experiences that drive revenue.Since revolutionizing the way we should approach and think about business with The Experience Economy, Joseph Pine has continued to be at the forefront as a thought leader. In his speaking and teaching activities, Mr. Pine has addressed the World Economic Forum, the original TED conference, and the Consumer Electronics Show. A former Visiting Scholar with the MIT Design Lab, he is currently a Lecturer with the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, and has also taught at Penn State, Duke Corporate Education, the University of Minnesota, UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and the Harvard Design School. He serves on the editorial boards of Strategy & Leadership and Strategic Direction and is a Senior Fellow with both the Design Futures Council and the European Centre for the Experience Economy, which he co-founded.Mr. Pine's experiences prior to co-founding Strategic Horizons include holding a variety of technical and managerial positions with IBM. 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In the process, he has started an important conversation about how companies can stick to their ideals, resist conformity, and contribute to the public good. “I think there are other entrepreneurs and people like us that want to do something more than just survive or get rich,” he says.Strickler is co-founder and the former CEO of Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, raising nearly $2.5 billion in its short history. Under Strickler’s leadership, Kickstarter has become a Public Benefit Corporation, a designation which means the company must consider not only its financial obligations to shareholders, but also its impact on society. As part of its corporate charter as a PBC, Kickstarter donates 5%t of its after-tax profits to arts education groups and organizations fighting systemic inequality.Strickler also serves on the board of New Inc., the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology. He has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People, listed among Vanity Fair’s New Establishment. Yancey also received a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Prior to Kickstarter, Strickler worked as Editor-in-Chief of eMusic and has written for The Village Voice, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, and other publications.Here’s what you can expect from a Yancey Strickler keynote:¨Don’t sell out your values. Stick to your ideals. Help spread new ideas. Sustain yourself, but don’t let profits alone dictate why you do what you do. This is the story of Kickstarter. It’s also a rallying cry for a growing group of people weary of the aggressive money-first ethos dominating start-up culture and the economy.¨In this talk, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler offers a hopeful rebuke to a quickly calcifying status quo. What happens when society champions maximizing profits above all else? Innovation wilts, small businesses suffer, and people with great ideas struggle to realize their vision. How did we all agree on this model? And how can we cross over into other, better, paths? “It’s important that there’s a diversity of concepts and models about how an entrepreneur, how a business, how an artist or creator can operate,” Strickler says. In this keynote, he draws on Kickstarter and a plethora of independent-minded companies to show us how a more meaningful, sustainable concept of success can benefit us all. 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His books, audio packages and seminars provide people of all professional backgrounds with the practical tools necessary to build their own economies towards the path to true freedom.Grant urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, obligation, and to rise above out-dated, unworkable middle class myths and limitations in order to achieve true freedom for themselves and their families.His straight-shooting viewpoints on leadership, the economy, small business, retail sales, employment, and headlines have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter.The author of 7 sales and business books, including New York Times best seller If You’re Not First, You’re Last and Axiom Award Winner Sell or Be Sold, creator of customized sales training programs for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, success-minded individuals and entrepreneurs.Grant Cardon is a dynamic, highly sought after international speaker who captivates and motivates audiences with his engaging, entertaining and informative speaking style. Offers practical insights on sales, marketing, branding and entrepreneurship via print, digital, TV and radio media. Regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC, and contributes to Entrepreneur.com, and Huffington Post.Cardone and his team of certified sales trainers have worked with companies like; Google, Morgan Stanley, Afflac, AutoTrader, Camping World, Web Filings, NOVA University, Wayne Huizenga School of Business, Kawasaki, Cenegenics, Reinhardt Food Service, Carrier HVAC, and more. 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Launched following the successful rescue effort of healthcare.gov, USDS is bringing the country’s top technology talent into government to fix the highest impact services and reform how our government operates in the digital era.Haley has a passion and track record of using technology to disrupt “business as usual” and democratize problem solving. She has been a key thought leader on President Obama’s technology team since the 2008 campaign, where she helped develop the mobile strategy for the first Presidential campaign in history to use mobile and text messaging to connect with voters. Four days after the election she moved to Washington, D.C. to serve on the Presidential Transition Team with a small group of individuals who set the course for the Administration’s technology strategy, including writing the Open Government Directive and creating the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer position.At the White House, Haley built many of the President’s major technology initiatives including the U.S. Open Data Policy and Executive Order, the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, the Digital Government Strategy, and the United States Digital Service. She is also responsible for the first-ever government policy being developed in the open and online through Github—an effort that WIRED magazine called “remarkable” for giving geeks a seat at the policy table.In 2011 as Director of Digital Strategy at USAID, Haley used innovative technology to engage Americans at home to fight famine in the Horn of Africa through the award-winning FWD campaign. At the Federal Communications Commission in 2009 she worked to disrupt the archaic rulemaking processes, and as part of the landmark Net Neutrality proceedings comments from citizens via social media and other online channels were accepted with the same legal standing as those filed by large corporations such as AT&T and Verizon for the first time.Van Dyck is a native of San Francisco and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 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She eventually decided to go it alone. She successfully raised the finance to buy The Bombay Bicycle Club, and turned a heavily loss making business of 6 restaurants into a profitable group of 17, establishing the largest chain of Indian restaurants in the UK. She sold the business successfully.In 2004, Sarah also co-established her own AIM listed company, Neutrahealth plc which has since acquired six businesses. She continued as plc board director of The Clapham House Group where she was responsible for Tootsies, The Real Greek and The Bombay Bicycle Club, over 50 restaurants and more than 1500 employees. In 2008, Sarah returned to her entrepreneurial roots and set up a private equity firm in the UK where her focus remains in high street consumer facing businesses. She is also patron for “The Taste of Staffordshire” – promoting food from her home town.Sarah appeared on The Apprentice ‘You’re Fired’ and ‘You’re Hired’ as a panellist. She established herself as a presenter and business expert for the BBC, and was acknowledged by Management Today and The Times as one of the ‘35 most successful women under 35’. Sarah was voted Business Weekly’s ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2007, one of the ‘Courvoisier Top 500’, ‘Who’s Who in British Business Leaders 2007’ and British Telecom’s Spokesperson for Small Business Growth.Former owner of the Bombay Bicycle Club Restaurant chain and responsible for Tootsies and The Real Greek, Sarah is held up as one of Britain’s leading young entrepreneurs. 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Throughout his distinguished career, Rob has worked on the core executive leadership team at all three levels of government and privately on Cal Ripken Jr.’s core executive team in Baltimore, Maryland where he oversaw all aspects of Cal’s core business. It was in this role that Rob was responsible for sales, public relations and marketing, business development, sponsorships, customer experience, design/build and operations.During his public service career, Rob most notably served in a sworn capacity for the Baltimore Police Department and was ultimately promoted to Public Affairs Director. He also served as Chief of Staff for the United States Department of Justice and senior executive within Maryland’s Governor’s Office. While in these roles, Rob also served as chief spokesperson for the entities he represented; he has conducted thousands of media interviews and is thought of as an expert communications strategist. He has provided formal media training to countless executives and spokespeople.Rob Weinhold maintains extensive experience in the areas of executive leadership, organizational strategy, crisis management and communications, marketing, business management and operations. His clients often refer to Rob as their CRO—Chief Reputation Officer—as he operates at the critical intersection of leadership, strategy and communications. Rob has been routinely recognized for his unique ability to lead by creating vision and building consensus across diverse stakeholder bases, even during the most sensitive of times. This skill-set has allowed him to grow and develop brands while creating heightened levels of awareness for both individuals and organizations while advancing their business goals. He is routinely called upon by members of the national and local news media to provide perspective on crisis leadership, public safety and communications.Rob has provided business and leadership guidance to corporate executives, high-profile professional athletes, the U.S. Attorney General, White House domestic policy staff, U.S. Congresspersons, state governors, public safety experts and other high-ranking public service officials. Rob earned his graduate degree (MSM) from The Johns Hopkins University and undergraduate degree from the University of Baltimore. He is nationally published and has trained and lectured in a variety of professional and academic settings on the topics of crisis leadership, communications, media relations, and public safety and security. 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He earned his MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School. After receiving his doctorate degree, he served on the Harvard Business School faculty.He is known for providing advice that is relevant and that takes into account the real-world complexities of business. Identified by Fortune as a leading expert in corporate governance, Ram helps boards go beyond the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and the New York Stock Exchange by providing practical ways to improve their group dynamics.Many people have come to know Ram through his in-house executive education programs. His energetic and interactive teaching style has won him several awards. He won the Bell Ringer award at GE's famous Crotonville Institute and best teacher award at Northwestern. He was among BusinessWeek's top ten resources for in-house executive development programs.In the past five years, Ram's books have sold more than 2 million copies. These include the bestseller Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and Confronting Reality, both co-authored with Larry Bossidy. His newest book, Global Tilt, is a guide to leading your business through the radical shift in economic power currently underway.A frequent contributor to Fortune, Ram has written two cover stories, "Why CEOs Fail" and "Why Companies Fail." Other articles have appeared in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Director's Monthly, and Strategy and Business.Ram has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance and was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He is on the board of Austin Industries and Tyco Electronics. 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Virgin Records went on to sign household names from the Sex Pistols to The Rolling Stones, becoming the biggest independent label in the world.Since Branson founded Virgin Atlantic in 1984, it has established itself as a leading global airline after overcoming BA’s Dirty Tricks campaign. Virgin Australia, Virgin America, Virgin Holidays, Virgin Limited Edition, Virgin Trains, Virgin Hotels and Virgin Galactic have followed in travel, while expansion elsewhere has seen Branson become the only person to build eight billion dollar companies in eight different sectors.Branson has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon adventures and kitesurfing across the English Channel. He has described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, as being “the greatest adventure of all”. Space travel has been a dream for Branson since he watched the moon landings on TV, and he registered the Virgin Galactic name in 1999. Testing for commercial service is underway, with Branson planning to join his family on the first space flight.He is also a record breaker online, voted the UK’s number one Twitter user, the world’s most social CEO and the world’s most followed person on LinkedIn. Branson maintains a daily blog on http://virgin.com discussing everything from entrepreneurship, conservation and sustainability to travel, music and humour. He has more than 11.5 million followers across five social networks. He has also written six books, including autobiography Losing My Virginity.Since starting youth culture magazine Student aged, Branson has found entrepreneurial ways to provoke positive change in the world. He started a Student Advisory Centre aged 17 to help young people overcome issues ranging from abortion to sexuality. He set up the Virgin Earth Challenge in 2007 – a $25 million prize for scalable and sustainable ways of removing greenhouse gases from the air.In 2004 he established non-profit foundation Virgin Unite to tackle tough social and environmental problems and strives to make business a force for good. Most of his time is now spent working with Virgin Unite and organisations it has incubated, such as The Elders, Carbon War Room, B Team and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders and Ocean Unite.Branson was awarded a knighthood in 1999 for services to entrepreneurship. He lives on Necker Island with his wife Joan, and has two children, Holly and Sam. 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To date, A-Grade has invested in multiple tech companies including Airnbnb, Spotify, Uber, Flipboard, SoundCloud, Foursquare and Shazam.Currently Kutcher starred in the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men. The show was ranked the second most-watched comedy on all of network television. Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox series That 70’s Show, which aired for eight seasons. Kutcher went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen – including What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz, The Guardian with Kevin Costner, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and the cult hit Dude, Where’s My Car.What is more, Kutcher has served as co-creator and producer of MTV’s hit series, Punk’d, and The CW’s reality series Beauty and the Geek and True Beauty. He has also produced films such as No Strings Attached, Killers and The Butterfly Effect.In 2010, Kutcher was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” In that same year, his production company, Katalyst, was named one of the year’s “Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators” by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.”In 2009, Kutcher co-created Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. Thorn drives technology innovation to fight the sexual exploitation of children. 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Joseph’s work has been translated into 28 languages, is available in 36 countries, and has generated results for 300 of the Fortune 500.For the past thirty years, Joseph has conducted social science research with the goal to help leaders and organizations achieve new levels of performance. Specifically, he has focused on human behavior—the underlying written and unwritten rules that shape what employees do every day.A protégé of Albert Bandura, the world’s most influential and greatest living psychologist, Joseph’s internationally published research led to the development of his four books as well as four award-winning training solutions of the same titles, which have helped more than 1.5 million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies in 36 countries change human behavior.Joseph is the coauthor of four immediate New York Times bestsellers with more than three million copies in print: Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Crucial Accountability, and Change Anything.He contributes regularly to Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn. He has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News; and been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. 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JB Straubel Speaker Biography

JB Straubel is a Senior Advisor and Co-founder of Tesla, Inc., “the #1 Most Innovative Company in the World,” according to Forbes. JB was also the founding CTO (Chief Technical Officer) of the company since its beginnings until mid 2019 and managed the technical direction and engineering design of the Tesla products including Tesla battery technology, power electronics, Tesla motors, software, firmware and controls. Above all, JB also managed many important Tesla´s initiatives: the Tesla Energy business providing grid storage for commercial utilities and residential consumers; the worldwide Tesla Supercharger network of fast DC chargers; and the Tesla Gigafactory, which is leading the way toward increasing worldwide battery production and lowering the cost per kWh. Furthermore, he also was has responsible for new technology evaluation, R&D, technical diligence review of key vendors, and building partner relationships.As of 2019, after announcing he decided to step down as CTO of the company, Tesla announced that JB will keep actively involved in some of the core technologies and help as much as possible. To stress the importance and vital role that JB had in the creation and company growth of Tesla, Elon Musk said "If I hadn’t had lunch with him in 2003, Tesla wouldn’t exist, basically”.In addition to his work at Tesla, JB has also served on the Board of Directors for Solar City, the leading US residential solar company, since their founding. He is also a lecturer at his alma mater, Stanford University, where he created and taught an engineering class and lab focused on energy storage integration in the Engineering Department.In 2017, JB has also co-founded and is the CEO of Redwood Materials, a circular economy startup focusing on advanced technology and process development for materials recycling, remanufacturing, and reuse. JB believes the supply chain for batteries and metals alone is going to be one of the largest industrial growth areas in the next decade as the world shifts to renewable energy and electric transport.JB has had a lifelong passion for electric vehicles that had him rebuild an electric golf cart at the age of 14. While at University, he did the same with a Porsche 944 and made it electric. And more impressively, it made it held a world EV racing record. He has also done solar car racing and has built a hybrid trailer system that he designed while in college. Consequently, in 2008, the MIT Technology Review chose JB as “#1 Innovator of 35 under 35 for the year”. In 2009, DesignNews named him “Engineer of the Year”. And finally, in 2015 he was listed as #2 on Fortune’s 40 under 40 most influential business and innovation leaders. JB is an inventor on over 30 patents covering most areas of Tesla’s core battery, motor and controls systems.He received a BS in Energy Systems Engineering and also an MS in Energy Engineering, emphasis on energy conversion, both from Stanford University. Outside of Tesla Motors, Straubel is also an active cyclist and pilot and holds private pilot, instrument, glider and multi-engine ratings. [post_title] => JB Straubel [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => jb-straubel [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-09 10:09:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-09 08:09:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12529 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 60 [max_num_pages] => 5 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => 1 [is_search] => 1 [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => b8b59f81bec3ce5f9b6d553fa451e170 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed )[compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ))
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JB Straubel

Co-founder and Senior Advisor of Tesla, Inc and former Chief Technology Officer (2003 - 2019)

TROY CARTER

Tech Venture Capitalist, Founder of The Atom Factory, Entertainment Mogul

Joe Pine

Expert on Experience Staging and Mass Customization

Yancey Strickler

Former CEO & Co-founder, Kickstarter

GRANT CARDONE

International Sales Training Expert; Author, Sold or Be Sold

HALEY VAN DYCK

Co-Founder, United States Digital Service (USDS), E-Government guru and disruptor

SARAH WILLINGHAM

Dragon’s Den Star. UK’s Money Saving Expert & Consumer Champion

ROB WEINHOLD

CEO of Fallston Group, Crisis Leadership Expert, Author of “The Art of Crisis Management”

Ram Charan

Coach to some of the world's most successful CEOs

Richard Branson

Entrepreneur, Founder and President, Virgin Group, Philanthropist, Adventurer

Ashton Kutcher

Actor, Producer & Entrepreneur

JOSEPH GRENNY

Business Communication Expert & NYT Best-Selling Author

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