Ken Gronbach

An internationally respected demographer, Ken Gronbach has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural, and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. The author of The Age Curve: How To Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm, as well as Common Census, the Counter-Intuitive Guide to Generational Marketing, Decades of Differences: Making it Work, and Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead, Ken applies his unusual blend of marketing savvy and common-sense demography to deliver insights into our complex world. In his remarks, Ken will share how his world of counting people answers questions like, how will the workforces change? What is the future of communications? How will our children’s children get their education? Will big data change marketing and branding forever? What countries and continents are demographically positioned to excel?

 

Jessica Cox

As the first armless pilot in aviation history, Jessica Cox earned a Guinness World Record medal and has continued to push beyond perceived barriers by becoming the first armless black belt, a state champion in ATA Martial arts, a certified scuba instructor, and the author of Disarm Your Limits. By utilizing dormant physical traits to adapt and use her feet in the way that others use their hands, Jessica has learned to conquer physical barriers. In doing so, she developed mental skills that allow her to achieve the seemingly impossible, in her unique way. She is fascinated by the way assumptions prevent people from achieving their dreams and continues to challenge herself with new accomplishments such as slacklining and rock climbing. Through her remarks, Jessica will widen the lens and share her unconventional views on how to achieve impossible feats.

 

Matthew Griffin

After graduating from West Point, Matthew Griffin served four tours of duty as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq. After leaving the Army, he used his experience and knowledge to co-found Combat Flip Flops where he currently serves as CEO. Selling goods manufactured in conflict and post-conflict zones since 2006, the company encourages peace through trade and “business over bullets”. Today, they operate in Afghanistan, Laos, and Columbia where their profits are used to help local populations pull themselves out of poverty. In addition to his work at Combat Flip Flops, Matthew also serves as a logistics officer for Team 5 Foundation, an organization comprised of veteran and medical volunteers providing medical assistance in remote areas across the globe. A firm believer that “anything worth doing is worth overdoing”, Matthew shares his inspiring and motivating story of chasing big goals and creating positive change.