Alicia Jeffreys

Senior Vice President of Marketing at the Detroit Pistons


9:30 am | Keynote Address: 2020 - What Did We Learn and How Do We Move Forward?

10:30 am | Executive Roundtable Across Industries: Navigating Constant Change

11:30 am | Breakout Sessions: Learning Across Industries in Detroit

12:30 pm | Break/Lunch

1:00 pm | Impact Projects Panel

2:00 pm | Closing Panel: Investing in the Future of Detroit

2:45 pm | Closing Remarks from Conference Organizers

All speakers

Executive roundtable: managing through constant change

  • Sandy Pierce: Senior Executive Vice President and Chairman, Huntington (Moderator)
  • Richard DeVore: Regional President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan, PNC
  • Mike Malloy: Chief Amazement Officer, Rock Central
  • Kristin Welch: Venture Pipeline, Ford X

Accelerating accessibility and inclsuvity of tech in detroit

  • Joshua Edmonds: Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit (Moderator)
  • Neal Hamilton: Executive Vice President of Growth, Benzinga
  • Peter Dzuby: Lead Program Manager, Great Lakes, TEALS, Microsoft Philanthropies
  • Marlo Rencher: Director of Technology-based Programs, Tech Town

Building the future of health in detroit

  • Diane Bouis: Innovation Manager, Venture Accelerator, University of Michigan Office of Tech Transfer (Moderator)
  • Denise Brooks-Williams: Senior Vice President and CEO North Market at Henry Ford Health System
  • Denise Fair: Chief Public Health Officer at Detroit Health Department at City of Detroit
  • Dr. Phillip Ola: CEO, Audacia Bioscience

Driving Detroit's Entrepreneurial Growth

  • W. David Tarver: Founder and President of Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative (Moderator)
  • Cory Tincher: Investor at Detroit Venture Partners
  • Kate Hernandez: Partner, Detroit Venture Partners
  • David Merrit: Founder, CEO, & Board Chair at Give Merit, Merit Goodness Inc.
  • Tarun Kajeepeta: Founder, Coffee Down Under & Shelby

Investing in the future of detroit

  • Bryan Johnson: Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion (Moderator)
  • Seema Chaturvedi: Chairwoman, AWE Foundation
  • Anika Goss-Foster: Executive Director, Detroit Future City
  • Elizabeth Luther: Director, Detroit Program, Capital Impact Partners

After the conference, please join us on Saturday, April 10 for Detroit Day for a safe, self-paced scavenger hunt throughout the city's best landmarks!

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