Cross Cultural Management Summit - Going Beyond Global

MAR. 22–24, 2018
CARIBE ROYALE, ORLANDO, FL

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Appearing at the Summit

Buzz Aldrin

Lunar Pioneer, Global Space Statesman, Gemini XII, Apollo XI, Col USAF Ret.

Buzz Aldrin

Dr. Buzz Aldrin is an American pioneer and former astronaut on the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 missions, where he was one of the first humans to land on the Moon. He is a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. With his pioneering spirit, he has set a vision and mission to take humans to Mars by 2035.

Carolyn Fennell

is Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Greater Orlando Aviation Author

Carolyn Fennell

Carolyn Fennell as an experienced journalist and communicator is Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. She oversees all domestic and international media relations, including crisis communications, for Orlando International and Orlando Executive Airports. Previous professional experiences include a production assistant to former anchor Peter Jennings of ABC News in London, England and publicist at Walt Disney World. She is the recipient of a number of awards including Public Relations professional of the year by Florida Public Relations Associations, Orlando Business Journal Business Woman of the Year 2010 and the ACI Ted Bushel Man Legacy Award 2015.

Fons Trompenaars

Founder, THT Consulting

Fons Trompenaars

Fons has 25 years of experience helping Fortune 500 leaders solve cultural dilemmas and increase global effectiveness. Fons has authored thirteen books, including best seller and book of the year, Riding the Waves of Culture. Fons has been voted one of the top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers and is ranked in the Thinkers50 as one of the most influential management thinkers.

Huatong Sun

Associate Professor of Digital Media & Global Design

Huatong Sun

Dr. Huatong Sun is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Global Design at the University of Washington Tacoma. She researches how to design and innovate for usable, meaningful, and empowering technology in this increasingly globalized world to bridge cultural differences. Her book “Cross-Cultural Technology Design” (Oxford University Press, 2012) won a best technical communication book award from the National Council of Teachers of English and received endorsements from “Fast Company | CoDesign” and “User Experience Magazine.” She’s working with Oxford on a new book on global social media design.

Jill Tarter

Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research, SETI Institute

Jill Tarter

Jill Tarter has spent the majority of her professional career attempting to answer the old human question “Are we alone?” by searching for evidence of technological civilizations beyond Earth. She served as Project Scientist for NASA’s SETI program, the High Resolution Microwave Survey and has conducted numerous observational programs at radio observatories worldwide. She is a Fellow of the AAAS, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Explorers Club, she was named one of the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2004, and one of the Time 25 in Space in 2012, received a TED prize in 2009, two public service awards from NASA, multiple awards for communicating science to the public, and has been honored as a woman in technology.

Michele J. Gelfand

Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, Colleg

Michele J. Gelfand

Dr. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences. Her work has been published in top journals. Dr. Gelfand is the founding co-editor of the Advances in Culture and Psychology annual series and Frontiers of Culture and Psychology series. She is the Past President of the International Association for Conflict Management, Past Division Chair of the Conflict Division of the Academy of Management, and Past Treasurer of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. She received the 2017 Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association, the 2016 Diener award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Annaliese Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation which was given to 7 scientists worldwide for outstanding contributions in their fields. Her work that was published in Science was honored with the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Sonya Kaleel

Senior Consultant, Aperian Global

Sonya Kaleel

Sonya Kaleel designs and facilitates learning experiences to assist organizations work effectively within a global business context and foster inclusive environments. She has lived and worked in Belgium, Switzerland and Egypt. She represented Aperian Global in the Middle East and North Africa facilitating intercultural programs and leading the research efforts for GlobeSmart®, a web tool that provides information on conducting business effectively worldwide.

Vas Taras

Associate Professor of International Business, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Vas Taras

Dr. Vas Taras received his PhD in International Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics from the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the Founder of the X-Culture Project (www.X-Culture.org). His research and work revolves around cross-cultural and global virtual teams and experiential approaches to international business education and development. His research team is particularly interested in the potential of global crowds to solve complex problems. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management and Cross-Cultural Strategic Management, and Editorial Board Member of several other management journals. Vas has lived, worked and studied in half a dozen countries and has experience as an academic, manager, entrepreneur, and business consultant.

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