Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes is a healthcare executive, futurist and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy. She is a passionate educator and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board adviser and consultant. Throughout her career she has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching or leadership. In 2019, she has been named one of the Top 100 Global Healthcare Leaders and Top 100 Global Finance Leaders. Currently she serves as Chief Ethics Officer for GBA Global, Senator and Secretary General for WBAF and as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at Pediatrix, MEDNAX Health Solutions Partner. In this capacity she provides oversight for all quality and innovation initiatives across the enterprise, such as Telehealth, Blockchain, AI, Genomics, Precision Medicine, Population Health, Medical Simulation, and Value Based Care. Additionally, she provides leadership to the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is currently a Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School, Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School. Additionally, Dr. Va-siliu-Feltes is an Honorary Advisory Board Member of IOGA, Amicus, as well as an Editorial Board Member for Frontiers In Blockchain, a Member of the Fintech Xpertsleague, as well as the Ambassador for several international not for profit organizations , most notably Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Women in AI. Throughout her career, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes held several leadership positions within the aca-demic, corporate and not-for-profit healthcare arena, most notably serving as VP-Education, Quality and Safety, Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer, Chief of Compli-ance and Quality Assurance, Medical Director of Clinical Research Trials, and Medical Di-rector-Managed Care. Her consulting engagements have included healthcare systems, VC funds, angel investment funds, not for profit entities and corporations. After completing her post-graduate residency and fellowship training at Columbia Univer-sity College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003, she earned her Executive Masters of Business Administration degree in 2011 from the University of Miami Herbert Business School. During her academic tenure at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine she taught several courses within the Medical School, as well as the combined MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes was a highly active member or chaired several committees within the UHealth System. She was also a member of the UM Faculty Senate, UMMG Faculty Council, and an avid advocate of several initiatives lead by the UM Institute of Bio-ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is also a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations and holds several certifications, such as Bioethics from Harvard, Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT Sloan, Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation from MIT Sloan, Finance from Harvard Business School, Negotiation from Harvard Law School, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Patient Safety Officer by the International Board Federation of Safety Manag-ers, Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma Management, Professional in Healthcare Quality by the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Manager for Quality and Organ-izational Excellence, by the American Society for Quality, and Certified Risk Management Professional by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Residency & Fellowship (1997 – 2003) University of Miami Business School Executive MBA, Healthcare Management and Policy (2010 – 2011)
Judy Ryan is founder and CEO of LifeWork Systems, an award-winning performance management company specializing in culture transformation frameworks since 2002. Her organization received the Vanguard Award for Innovation from the St. Louis Mental Health Board for her unconventional model and the measurable results she achieved when applying it to large scale projects. She is a recognized thought leader in applied behavioral science systems that impact deep culture change for exceptional outcomes. Her culture models are consistent with today's rapid speed of change, diversity and complexity and trends towards agile principles and practices in business and technology. Judy is the author of “What’s the Deal with Workplace Culture Change?” (Published by People Tested Media in 2015), a columnist on 'Emotional Intelligence' in The Women’s Journals nationally since 2005, a columnist on 'The Extraordinary Workplace' in St. Louis Small Business Monthly since 2012 and a columnist for 'Hispanic Leadership' for Autentico since 2019. She has approximately 200 published articles to date. She is also a systems developer and integrator, consultant, trainer, coach, and keynote presenter, with guest appearances on podcasts, radio and television. Judy is responsible for creating a fully scalable, digital platform and support processes within her framework, for distributing Teal organizational development skills to all people and sustaining them within an organization, for greater emotional intelligence, as it is highly needed in this period of globalization and digital transformation, when many people are seeking to successfully navigate 21st century techno-human ecosystems. She understands that to keep current with the agility of business, people must be equally agile in every way, including within heuristic, cross-functioning teamwork. Judy Ryan’s purpose is to create a world in which all people love their lives. When Beethoven saw a piano, he saw a symphony. When Judy Ryan meets people, she sees the unseen beauty and truth beneath the surface and uncovers it. And that truth – the one that’s really happening under the surface – is what we all need to see. The old ways of understanding human systems are not working anymore – the way of superior versus inferior or management versus employee or parent versus child. They never did (not without lasting, serious, negative side effects). And our world is suffering because of this; we need a powerful, positive and sustainable transformation.
Isabella has 30 years of advising leaders, and as a senior leader herself, on award winning ESG green field projects for global organisations. An expert in behavioural change with a PhD from the USA in Organisational Development and Change, she was originally an urban/regional planner. This means she brings a unique perspective to transformational leadership and organisational change. As a scholar-practitioner she focuses on the ability of leaders to pivot around problems created by disruption, along with harnessing the optimism and energy it takes to influence others to collectively align behind projects that deliver results. A sought-after keynote speaker, educator, and best-selling author, she works with clients in Europe, the Asia-Pacific Region, and USA
Sarah Luyele Njamu is the CEO and founder of Compu-Connect Education, a Johannesburg (South Africa) based Digital Transformation and IT Innovation Services Company that focuses on, Bespoke software development, E-learning and LMS Development, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chatbots, Cyber Security solutions, IT infrastructure management, Future skills and 4IR Leadership Training. She is also a keynote speaker at international conferences, a Digital Transformation Specialist, a facilitator, a trainer, a business coach, and a mentor for tech start-ups. Her professional background includes a 22-year career, an MBA, and teaching credentials. Sarah L. Njamu has extensive experience in sales, customer service, user experience (UX), customer experience (CX), marketing, change management, project management, leadership training, Robotic Process Automation (RPAi), Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementation, and Learning Management System (LMS) implementation with e-learning content development. Sarah and her team have created an inclusive Coding and Robotics solution that allows instructors to teach Coding and Robotics at the foundation level in any child's mother tongue in Africa. Working in many African markets has given Sarah a tremendous deal of expertise and exposure. On SABC Channel Africa Radio, Sarah was interviewed. She is also a WomenTech Network Global Ambassador. Sarah Luyele Njamu was chosen one of the 100 faces of women role models in technology by a German digital Blog Media in 2020. Sarah was chosen by Deloitte Africa to mentor Women Tech Startups in 2021, as part of a program conducted by Women in Africa (WIA). Sarah Luyele Njamu was nominated for the following global honors by WomenTech Networks in 2021: Global Technology Leadership Award, Digital Transformation Leader of the Year, and Women Tech Ambassador of the Year.
BEA HACKULA, is the founder and President of Africa for Africa Women Empowerment NPC, founder of Women Building our Africa (WBoA) Primary Cooperative Financial Services, which was officially licensed by the Reserve Bank of South Africa in July 2020, she is the founder of ASSERT media which offer an online magazine and virtual coaching and mentorship sessions to empower women leaders and entrepreneurs and she is the co-founder Chair of Women of Africa Arise Forum which unites women’s organizations and professionals across Africa. Bea is a globally respected leader, strategist and public speaker especially, on leadership and women empowerment related topics. Bea has extensive executive leadership experience from both Public and Private Sectors. She is a transformational leader in action, and a champion of women and youth empowerment- a life coach and a mentor to many. Bea in her capacity as President of Africa for Africa Women is a member of BRICS Feminists Watch, a member of UN Women NGOCSW Generation Equality International Advisory Women Committee and a member of GBVF National Strategic Plan Working Committee, South Africa. A former Supply Chain Manager for Mercedes Benz of South Africa (MBSA), Bea championed the development and implementation of BEE policy within MBSA which was later adopted by the automotive industry where OEMs were obliged to develop and mentor the second-tier suppliers. Through implementation of this policy, most East London based companies including black owned SMEs grew to be global suppliers. Under her consulting company Transformation Africa, she also championed a program for SME development called Young Entrepreneurs Network which facilitated establishment and growth of Small Businesses in and around the Eastern Cape Province. In the advent of COVID 19 in 2020 Bea established a women’s forum called Women of Africa Arise which saw women entrepreneurs from across Africa coming together to support one another through virtual engagements, this has grown to be a powerful network of women in business opening trade opportunities amongst themselves. In recognition of her transformational leadership Bea became the first recipient of the prestigious BWASA Business Women of the Year Award in Government Category in 2014 as HOD of Social Development Department in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and in 2019 alone, Bea was awarded the Women Super Achievers Award at the 26th World HRD Congress in India as a thought leader and a contributor of value on Women in Leadership, the Inspiring Woman Leadership Award at the Africa Economy Builders Forum in Abidjan, Cote’ D’Ivoire and Inspired Leader Award by Enspire Magazine in South Africa. She is the recipient of the GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - TOP 40 FEMALE LEADERS OF THE YEAR 2021 Bea is a Harvard alumnus and studied in various Universities in South Africa including the famous African Leaders University, Fort Hare. She is certified John Maxwell Coach and accredited European Foundation Quality Model (EFQM) Facilitator and Assessor, and an Independent training consultant to the National School of Government in South Africa, specializing in Executive Leadership Development program for both parliamentarians, political leadership and administration executives.