Michelle Pelino, Forester Research
Michele advises tech industry Vendor Strategy professionals, predicting and quantifying growth and disruption in the technology industry.
Her expertise and research focus is on new opportunities in enterprise mobility for the telecom and networking industries. Michele identifies overall enterprise mobility trends, adoption factors, and the evolution of mobile application usage among SMB and enterprise users. In addition, Michele helps vendors and service providers in the enterprise mobility ecosystem position their products and services to address the needs of companies that are adopting and deploying mobility solutions.
Dr. David Nash,
founding Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. David Nash is the Founding Dean and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development, and quality-of-care improvement.
In December 2009, he was elected to the Board of Directors for Humana Inc., one of the nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies. Dr. Nash received his B.A. in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College; his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he was recently named to the Alumni Council; and his M.B.A. in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. David Laibson,
Robert I. Goldman, Professor of Economics at Harvard University
David Laibson is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Laibson's research focuses on the topic of psychology and economics and his work is frequently discussed in leading publications. In 2005, Fortune named Laibson one of 10 people to watch. In 2008 Wired Magazine included Laibson on the "2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To."
Laibson holds degrees from Harvard University (B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude), the London School of Economic (M.S. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Economics).
Dr. Ronald C. Kessler,
Professor of Health Care Policy at Havard University
Dr. Kessler is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the Institute of Medicine. He has been rated by the ISI as the single most widely cited researcher in the world in the fields of psychology/psychiatry for the past decade. Dr. Kessler has been involved in the design and implementation of several experimental workplace interventions in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, aimed at determining the cost-effectiveness of diverse workplace disease management programs from the employer perspective. In addition, he directs the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey Consortium, an international group of researchers that carries out mental health needs assessment surveys throughout the world and consults with national governments about unmet needs for treatment of mental disorders in their populations.
The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is a nonpartisan national nonprofit membership organization founded in 1937, representing America's Small Business Companies and Entrepreneurs. Reaching more than 150,000 small businesses, NSBA is proud to be the first and oldest national small-business advocacy organization in the United States.