August 13, 8:15 - 9:15 am| Opening Keynote Speaker & Breakfast | Law School Atrium
Investing in Climate and the Energy Transition
J. Drake Hamilton
Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy
J. Drake Hamilton is Fresh Energy’s science policy director. An expert in climate and energy policy at the state and national levels, her responsibilities include scientific analysis and policy development of clean energy solutions to global warming that will maximize economic opportunities. J. represents Fresh Energy at the global climate summits, and witnessed the historic 2015 Paris Agreement; she showcased Minnesota’s nation-leading deep carbon reductions at the 2017 Bonn Climate Summit. She gives more than 50 invited presentations each year to businesses and civic organizations. Her recent business audiences have included 3M, Medtronic, Target, and the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable. J.’s frequent media appearances include television, Minnesota Public Radio, and business press as well as the Washington Post and New York Times. J. earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in physical geography from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota, with an emphasis on climatology and water resources, and was formerly assistant professor at The George Washington University. Hamilton serves on the advisory board of the Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College. Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine named Hamilton “one of Minnesota’s 100 influential people who make things happen.” J. also grows organic peaches, pears, apples, and plums that have won blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair.
August 13, 3:15 - 4:00 pm | The Great Debate | Law School Atrium
Glenn Dogget, CFA
Director of Professional Standards, CFA Institute
Mr. Glenn Doggett is a director of professional standards for CFA Institute. His responsibilities include providing member guidance in applying the ethics and standards of practice policies, supporting related educational and public awareness activities, and working with the Standards of Practice Council of CFA Institute on its initiatives. He is co-host of the free, live, interactive webinars used by CFA Institute to promote ethical decision making and global best practices. Mr. Doggett is also a regular contributor to the CFA Institute Market Integrity Insights blog.
Previously, Mr. Doggett, as a member of the CFA Institute Financial Reporting Policy Group, represented membership interests regarding reporting and disclosures initiatives. Prior to joining CFA Institute, he worked in the financial information sector with SNL Financial. There his work focused on the real estate and energy industries, directing the development and maintenance of a financial data storage system. He regularly provided insights to the media on events and performance of the Real Estate Investment Trust industry.
Mr. Doggett holds a BA in economics from the University of Virginia. He was awarded the CFA designation in 2006 and is a member of CFA Virginia.
August 13, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Closing Keynote Speaker | Law School Atrium
A Fireside Chat with Gene Munster, interview by Reed Robinson of Beta.MNGene Munster, Loup Ventures
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Loup Ventures
Gene Munster is a managing partner and co-founder at Loup Ventures. Prior to Loup Ventures, Gene was a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray where he covered technology companies including Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. During his 21-year tenure, Gene received acknowledgements including: Best on the Street from The Wall Street Journal, Top Stock Picker from Forbes, and was widely recognized for his work on Apple. Gene holds a bachelor's degree in finance and entrepreneurship from University of St. Thomas.
Executive Director, Beta.MN
Reed has been a founder of a startup, has joined a founding team of a startup and has served on the management team of startup, in addition to co-founding BETA. Adjacent to these experiences, Reed has acted as a consultant to various Fortune 1000 marketing, innovation and product development teams. He is deeply committed to propelling the success of Minnesota-based founders, and is actively building the systems and support networks required to find and develop the area’s next great business leaders.
Reed lives in South Minneapolis, with his wife and daughter, and is regularly seen riding a tandem bike around Lake Harriet with the family.
August 14, 12 - 12:50 pm | Lunch Keynote Speaker | Law School Atrium
Optum Technical Fellow
Kerrie joined Optum as their first Technical Fellow because of the opportunity and challenge for to contribute to UHG’s mission to help people live healthier lives and make health care work better. At Optum, Kerrie is focused on advancing UHG in several strategic imperatives: Artificial Intelligence with a focus on machine learning and deep learning, IoT, Genomics, Blockchain and Cybersecurity. Kerrie leads the Optum’s Fellow and Distinguished Engineer program.
Previously as VP and CTO of Cisco’s Analytics and Automation Platform, Kerrie’s unwavering passion for learning new technologies and ability to reimagine products into solutions to bring greater customer value is why Cisco asked him to join to mature an analytics portfolio focused on machine learning and streaming analytics.
Kerrie joined IBM as an IT Architect and achieved the company’s highest technical distinctions, IBM Fellow, Master Inventor, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Some of his most rewarding assignments involved chaotic, high-pressure customer situations, wicked technical problems, where his calm temperament, technical prowess brought a team to agreement, provided a viable technical solution and a clear path forward to business outcomes that matter. He is fond of appearing on ABC News and a TED talk to discuss IBM’s Watson the day after its historic debut on Jeopardy! He is most proud of his work advancing IBM in SOA and his numerous technology projects, many first of a kind, creating customer products.
As a highly sought-after keynote speaker on technology and future trends throughout the world, c-suite executives seek his guidance on technology strategy and adoption. Kerrie is a strategist, consultant, author, inventor, multidisciplinary technologist, IT architect, and software engineer. He has mentored over a hundred people and is often asked to teach his course on, “How to Become a Technical Leader.”