Atul Butte

Atul Butte, MD, PhD is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Butte is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System, with 18 health professional schools, 6 medical centers, 10 hospitals, and over 1000 care delivery sites. Dr. Butte has been continually funded by NIH for 20 years, is an inventor on 24 patents, and has authored over 200 publications, with research repeatedly featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine. Dr. Butte was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, and in 2013, he was recognized by the Obama Administration as a White House Champion of Change in Open Science for promoting science through publicly available data.

Dr. Butte is also a founder of three investor-backed data-driven companies: Personalis (IPO, 2019), providing medical genome sequencing services, Carmenta (acquired by Progenity, 2015), discovering diagnostics for pregnancy complications, and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs through open molecular data. Dr. Butte trained in Computer Science at Brown University, worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft, received his MD at Brown University, trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Boston, then received his PhD from Harvard Medical School and MIT.

Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg is Co-Founder of Animal Ventures, an  agency of innovation that partners other “Animals” to create, implement, and invest in some of the most exciting and transformative technologies. AV educates the world’s leading executives and together they rapidly design, prototype,and build new ideas. They live to nurture, from the ground up, some of the greatest companies on earth. Animal Ventures focuses on verticals such as Blockchain, Digital Media, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, Supply Chain Technologies, and Connected Devices.

Bettina is passionate about the convergence of technology and politics and the impact it will have on our future.   She is the Executive Producer of a new tech show called Tech on Politics,  interviewing some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and government about the convergence of technology and politics.

In 2016, Bettina was invited by TED to be one the first speakers ever to unpack the topic of blockchain to a global audience. Her TED Talk has been viewed by over 2 Million people. She has given talks at and curated for conferences such as TED, Credit Suisse Latin American Investment Conference, Smart Cities, Merck & Co’s Annual Technology Innovation Conference, The Skoll World Forum, Salzburg Global Seminar, San Francisco’s City Innovate Summit, and numerous other conferences and universities around the world. Bettina’s work has been cited in publications such as Wired Magazine, BBC News, The Atlantic, Center for Public Impact,, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Prior to Animal Ventures, Bettina received her MSc from Oxford University and BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and developed a keen interest in global governance and cultural diplomacy. As a Public Foresight Strategist at the Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank, Bettina brought a futures lens to a variety of strategic initiatives with top corporations, foundations, education institutions, and city governments. While at IFTF, she also developed its future of philanthropy and future of governance research practices, looking to reimagine society for an age of planetary challenges and human responsibility.

Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll is a frequent keynote speaker at major events and conferences, dinner awards presentations and PR launch events. And the bottom line about Jim is simple -- he is funny, unique, and full of fascinating, quirky, yet serious insight.

Jim has a passion for effecting compelling change with lasting results. As a frequent keynote speaker with some 1,000 high profile presentations to his credit over the last 10 years, he is recognized as someone who provides presentations that deliver relevant, unique insight. Jim is recognized worldwide for presentations that involve his signature humor, high-level energy, deep insight and challenging observations, and which are based on extensive research and customization.

Jim has presented to tens of thousands of people in audiences in London, Dallas, Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Budapest, Costa Rica, Palm Springs, Nassau and Vancouver -- to name but a few. His clients include DaimlerChrysler, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Caterpillar, Nestle, Motorola, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Playtex, the American Academy of Ophthalmologists, Verizon, KPMG, American Express, the US Department of Defense, CBS/Infinity Broadcasting, Microsoft, SAP, and many more.

He is also a prolific author, media commentator and award winning columnist. His latest book is entitled, "What I Learned From Frogs In Texas: Saving Your Skin Through Forward-Thinking Innovation." As a media commentator, he has provided his insight in over 3,000 interviews on radio, television and in print, with organizations such as the ABC News, CNN, the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), INC, CEO Magazine Hungary, Texas Meetings & Events, American Way Magazine, Meeting News, Association LEADERSHIP, the National Post and PROFIT. As a columnist, he has written over 600 articles for a wide variety of national and international publications. He is an award winning columnist, has been listed as -- One of 50 International Names to Know" by the Online Journalism Review published by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by a major national new media organization.

Jim Carroll lives five years in the future, and dedicates his time to helping people and organizations understand how they can aggressively adopt tomorrow, today.

Jim wakes people up to the trends that will affect them, and challenges them to cope with a world that continues to witness constant, relentless, and dramatic change.

As a frequent keynote speaker with some 1,000 high profile presentations to his credit over the last 10 years, he is recognized as someone who provides presentations that deliver relevant, unique insight.