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“Jugaad” is a unique Indian way of entrepreneurial problem-solving and cost effective innovation. For centuries, Jugaad has been put into practice by Indian entrepreneurs, from small street vendors to multi-billion dollar global businesses. Even today, it is being increasingly adopted by global firms. At the 2017 EO Hyderabad University, get ready to learn about this unique proposition that transcends adversities, converting them into opportunities, inspiring a nation of innovators and entrepreneurs across business verticals. Learn about the various tips and tricks of Jugaad to set your business on the fast track, from an impressive array of global, regional and local speakers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who have been there and done that.

Given below are details of some of the various learning sessions around Jugaad, India and you:

  • The Dynamics of Family Businesses
  • Digital India
  • The Future of Finance
  • Science and AI/Robotics
  • Energy and Biotech
  • Disruptive Technology of the Future
  • Social Entrepreneurship

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Peter Burwash

Peter Burwash

Breakout Speaker

International Entrepreneur, Service Leader, World-Traveler and Best-Selling Author

Speaker Biography

Peter Burwash, founder and Chairman of Peter Burwash International, the world’s largest tennis management company, operating in 32 countries, has been an icon in the tennis industry for over 40 years as a world-renowned coach, author, TV analyst and motivational speaker. Recognized for its innovative Tennis for Life® instruction and exceptional customer service, PBI directs tennis programs for 55 exclusive properties in the United States, Mexico, Hawaii, Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

For over 30 years, Peter Burwash has been a highly sought-after speaker for global and Fortune 500 companies, and has delivered over 100 speeches at various events across the world annually. An articulate and dynamic presenter, his unique mix of enthusiasm, wit and practical advice has enthralled conference attendees—he has consistently been rated one of the top three international speakers ever by Fortune 500 companies.  Whether he is speaking on tennis, leadership, health and fitness or service, Peter will captivate, entertain and educate the audience with his enthusiasm and commitment.

A former professional tennis player, Peter has coached and played in 134 countries, and was named “One of the One-Hundred Most Influential Forces in 20th Century Tennis.” He was also inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame and the Hawaii Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015.

Burwash is the author of eleven books on service, leadership, health and fitness and personal development. He has authored the following books: The Key to Great Leadership, Total Health, Improving the Landscape of Your Life, Dear Teenager, How to Navigate the Teenage Years, Tennis for Life, and Behind Every Lesson There is a Wonderful Journey.

A graduate of the Young Presidents’ Organization, as well as a member of the Urban Land Institute and Rotary Club, Peter currently resides in Carmel Valley, California, USA, with his wife and their two daughters, Kimberly and Skyler.

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Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan

Keynote Speaker

Inventor of Mind Maps

Speaker Biography

Tony Buzan is the inventor of Mind Maps. Described as the “Swiss Army Knife of the Brain” it is used by over 250 million people worldwide.

Tony Buzan is one of the world’s leading thinkers, communicators and media brain stars. From very average academic beginnings, he worked on developing his own traditional IQ level, raising it to that of genius. He is the originator and creator of what has been described as the ultimate Creative Thinking Tool – the Radiant Thinking Mind Map®, and is renowned world-wide for his talks on memory, creativity, learning, self-improvement and the brain. He regularly lectures to audiences of all nationalities, ages and educational levels. Tony Buzan has written and co-authored more than 84 books on the brain and

Tony Buzan has written and co-authored more than 84 books on the brain and learning and is a member of Mensa, the high IQ society. He edited Mensa’s International Journal, Intelligence, for three years, and has founded a number of organizations, such as The Brain Trust, and has started the World Memory Championships. He has been appointed Director of National Educational Initiatives by the governments and governing bodies for education in Scotland, Singapore, Mexico and Australia. He has published 22 books including Use Your Head, Use Your Memory, Make the Most of Your Mind, Speed Reading, and Brain Training. His books have now been published in fifty countries and translated into twenty languages.

Use Your Head has surpassed worldwide sales of a million dollars and is a standard introductory text for staff training within IBM, General Motors, EDS, Fluor Daniel, Digital Equipment Corporation and for students of the Open University.

His most recent publication is Embracing Change: Essential Steps to Make Your Future Today, published by BBC Books. Tony Buzan is in demand throughout the world as a speaker on creativity, the power of the mind, change and learning.

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Topic: Mind Mapping, Creative Thinking, Memory

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Kevin Eyres

Kevin Eyres

Keynote Speaker

Former Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe

Speaker Biography

Kevin Eyres is an experienced technology executive with extensive startup, hyper-growth, and international expansion experience.

In 2007, Eyres became Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe and the company’s first employee outside of the U.S. His primary job was to expand LinkedIn into Europe. For the next four years, he was one of the leaders who crafted and executed the hyper-growth strategy that helped LinkedIn expand into five countries, hire 200+ new team members in Europe, and sustain over 150% YOY growth. Although he had led high growth international strategy for SideStep (now Kayak) and AltaVista International, his time at LinkedIn provided tremendous insight into the new world of hyper-growth.

Eyres was also the founding mentor to the UK government’s Tech City UK initiative support UK digital entrepreneurship by lowering barriers to success and building a thriving ecosystem. He is active in youth education technology charities as a board member of Apps for Good, a social enterprise focused on changing the way young people are exposed to and learn about technology. Eyres is an advisor to high growth companies on conscious leadership for hyper-growth and international expansion as well as a board member to Essentia Analytics and active angel investor.

 

Eyres is an advisor to high growth companies on conscious leadership for hyper-growth and international expansion as well as a board member to Essentia Analytics and active angel investor.

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Topic: Conscious Leadership, Technology, Hyper-Growth, International Expansion

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Jen Groover

Jen Groover

Breakout Speaker

Serial Entrepreneur, UN Delegate, Author

Speaker Biography

Jen Groover’s name is synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and transformation. She has been tagged by Success magazine as a “One-Woman Brand,” named by Entrepreneur magazine a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur,” and ranked by SAP as number eight on the Top 51 Human Potential Influencers list.

She was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first-ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. She also made history at the NYSE as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, made a Forbes list of 50 Startup Founders You Need to Follow On Twitter and was a finalist in Savor the Success’s TV Expert Personality of the Year Award.

Jen’s success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag. The bag became a multi-million-dollar brand, and Jen spring boarded its success into an entire lifestyle brand, available at a variety of price points and found at well-known retailers, as well as two additional brands, Leader Girlz and Empowered by Jen Groover. Leader Girlz teaches young girls empowerment through play by fostering their inner-entrepreneur. The recently launched Empowered by Jen Groover includes her 90-minute PBS special and forthcoming books, and comprises a variety of consumer products that inspire people to live life with passion and purpose.

Jen’s energy and diverse wisdom make her a highly sought after international speaker for Fortune 500 companies, top universities, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, business conferences, and more. She speaks on topics ranging from business to leadership, emotional intelligence to healthy living and empowerment to enhancing productivity.

Jen also serves as a board member for organizations such as Career Wardrobe, Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, ZeeMee and the CNN Hero award-winning non-profit Back on My Feet. She is also an advisor/partner for Thuzio, started by Tiki Barber and Mark Gerson, which has quickly become a leading company in influencer marketing and has approximately 40,000 athletes and influencers on its platform.

 

Tapping into over two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Jen recently launched the innovative economic movement for entrepreneurs and small business owners called Jumpstart StartUp, a first-of-its-kind pop-up shop that kicked off in Philadelphia in October 2016, and is currently scaling to cities nationwide. This groundbreaking venture curates many required business services under one roof as a way to accelerate business growth. The concierged “matchmaking” model initiates relationships for brands and entrepreneurs, supporting small business growth and expanding brand messaging. An online platform replicates the store’s live experience. JumpStart StartUp has partnered with major brands, including TD Bank, Comcast Business, UPS and My Top Bookkeeper.

Jen has been a business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News and The CW. Jen also contributes editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, Positively Positive, The Daily Love and HealthyStyle NY. Her products and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, Success and Forbes.

In fall 2017, Jen will be releasing three books with Make this Matter & CO Publishing: a relaunch of her best-selling What If? & Why Not?, with updated resources, The Operators Manual for Life and #Empowered (based on her PBS Special).

Jen’s passion for inspiring others to realize their greatest potential was first apparent in her work immediately following college as a national-level fitness competitor and continues as the driving force behind her many successful initiatives. She regularly motivates and inspires through her keynote speaking engagements for corporations, universities and organizations all over the world. Jen continues to strive toward her ultimate goal, which is to innovate in every industry she is inspired to play in while empowering others to achieve their goals.

Jen is more than a multifaceted, multitalented individual: She is, undoubtedly, a force to be reckoned with. She believes in active participation and lives by the belief, “If you are going to complain about something you better be willing to inspire change.”

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Gerard Houllier

Gerard Houllier

Keynote Speaker

Former Football Manager of France, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain (PSG)

Speaker Biography

Gerard Houllier is one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the world of football. He has managed leading clubs in France and the UK.

Since July 2012, Houllier has served as the Head of Global Football for Red Bull. He is responsible for the Austrian side FC Red Bull Salzburg, Germany’s RB Leipzig and the New York Red Bulls from the United States as well as the Red Bull Brasil and Red Bull Ghana academies. He has most recently been Technical Director at the French Football Federation.

Houllier is well known to British fans due to his successes at Liverpool FC. His relationship with the Reds stems from his time in the city in the ‘60’s working as a language assistant at a local school. His career then took him back to France, where, as a 26-year-old, became player-coach at Le Touquet. Houllier became the youth coach at Arras before becoming head coach at Noeux Les Mines, a team he guided into the French Second Division courtesy of two consecutive promotions. His success continued when he took over at Lens. He helped the club to promotion as well as earning them qualification for the UEFA Cup. He secured the French title for Paris St. Germain in 1986 before entering the realms of international management.

He became technical director of the French team as well as assistant to national team coach Michel Platini. Houllier was then promoted to national team manager only for his reign to come to a premature end when France failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. He continued as technical director and masterminded France’s European under- 18’s championship success in 1996 before playing a key role in France’s 1998 World Cup victory. In 1998 Houllier returned to Liverpool, where on occasion he had stood in the stands reveling in the atmosphere and passion of the fans. In 2001 Houllier’s Liverpool won the unique treble, still considered the finest moment in the club’s illustrious history. In October 2001 Gerard fell ill during a match and was rushed to the hospital for an emergency heart operation. The resilient Gerard returned five months later remaining at the club through to 2004 when Rafa Benitez took over.

Speaker Session

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Topic: Performance, Strategy, Teamwork, Decision Making

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Zev Siegl

Zev Siegl

Keynote Speaker

Co-Founder of Starbucks

Speaker Biography

Zev Siegl was the co-founder of Starbuck’s Coffee Company that has now become one one of the world’s most recognized brands. In 1971

In 1971, Siegl, fellow teacher Jerry Baldwin, and writer Gordon Bowker realized their passion for coffee and established Starbucks Coffee Company. The name, inspired by the novel Moby Dick, evoked the romance of the high seas and the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders. Their mission was simple, from their first storefront in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, they were going to offer some of the world’s finest, fresh-roasted, whole bean coffees. It was going to celebrate the rich tradition of coffee and to create a feeling of connection in the coffee shop.

Their mission was simple; from their first storefront in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, they were going to offer some of the world’s finest, fresh-roasted, whole bean coffees. It was going to celebrate the rich tradition of coffee and to create a feeling of connection in the coffee shop. Siegl, a former history teacher, was the only paid employee in the early days of Starbucks Coffee Company. In 1980, after ten years as Vice President, Siegl exited Starbucks, which by then had expanded to six Seattle-area stores and a substantial wholesale business.

Following his departure from Starbucks, Siegl became a serial entrepreneur, founding Quartermaine Coffee Roasters in Washington D.C., Peerless Pie in Seattle, and more recently, BuckleUp. He also started his own consulting company that serves owners of small business enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs with advice regarding funding new companies’ growth needs, financial forecasting, planning, private equity offerings, and applying for bank loans.

From 2004-2012, Siegl served as the Lead Advisor of the Small Business Development Center [SBDC] for Southwest King County (Seattle). During those eight years, he advised more than 500 entrepreneurs and owners of small business enterprises. Siegl is passionate about his mission to inspire and develop young entrepreneurs. He brings practical insights regarding how to start-up a successful business as he shares stories about his own experiences as co-founder of Starbucks and his numerous other start-up experiences.

From setting a vision, identifying mentors and partners, securing funding, setting up operations, product development and launch, Siegl helps entrepreneurs navigate their way to becoming successful business owners.

”One key to inspiring, is energetically promoting the company’s social initiatives. Starbucks utilizes sophisticated public relations, social media, in-store signage and conventional advertising to make sure that the world knows it is active in social causes. Promotion of social involvement is intrinsic to effective inspiring.” – Zev Siegl on Inspirational Leadership

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Topic: Entrepreneurship, Perseverance, Motivation

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Daniel Weiss

Daniel Weiss

Breakout Speaker

Managing Partner McCann Global Investigations

Speaker Biography

Daniel Weiss is the General Partner of McCann Global Investigations and his work is focused on global cyber risk and digital forensics. Weiss has been interviewed on NBC, CBS and is the author of Handling Bad: Inside A Cyber Era Private Investigative Firm. Weiss has been an EO member for over 20 Years out of the Houston chapter.

Speaker Session

Coming From The Darkness: Bitcoin and the Darknet

Session Abstract:

In Daniel’s session, prepare to examine in detail the story of the Silk Road and how it went from zero to a billion dollars in less then two years with no outside capital, no inventory, no cash and one employee.

In this session, you’ll learn:
  • Understand what a bitcoin is and why it matters for your business.
  • Learn what the darknet is and what goods, services and information are bought and sold on the darknet.
  • Understand how radical technology goes from military to criminals to normalized business.

Dr. Adair White-Johnson

Dr. Adair White-Johnson

Breakout Speaker

Author, Publisher, Motivational Speaker

Speaker Biography

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