Georgia - Climate Change: From Paris to Peachtree

Georgia - Climate Change: From Paris to Peachtree

Atlanta, Georgia (map)

GUEST SPEAKER

Daniel Rochberg
Chief Strategy Officer, Climate@Emory

Daniel Rochberg is Chief Strategy Officer of Emory University's Climate@Emory initiative and an Instructor in Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and Department of Environmental Science, where he focuses primarily on climate change and sustainable development and is a founding member of the Georgia Climate Project.

Daniel spent seventeen years working with the U.S. Department of State, where he served as Special Assistant to the lead U.S. climate negotiators under both the Bush and Obama Administrations and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN climate conferences in Bali, Poznan, and Copenhagen. During that time, he played an active role in shaping the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Greening Diplomacy Initiative, and the President’s Global Climate Change Initiative.

Following that assignment, he served as Strategic Coordinator of Climate Change Initiatives, focusing in particular on the U.S.-India bilateral relationship, a 25-country program to build capacity for low emission development strategies, and the U.S. government’s overall approach to climate change assistance.

Daniel entered the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2000, and helped coordinate U.S. preparations for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. He took a 5-month leave of absence in 2003 to work as a consultant with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and in 2006 served a 3-month tour as the regional environmental officer at the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.

Daniel was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and Meritorious Honor Award for his efforts on climate change and sustainable development, and Emory’s Sustainability Innovator Award for his efforts on the Climate@Emory initiative. Daniel holds a B.A. in Human Biology with honors in environmental science, technology, and policy and an M.S. in Earth Systems, both from Stanford University.

Georgia - February Breakfast

Georgia - February Breakfast

Atlanta, Georgia (map)

Local breakfasts provide another opportunity for everyone to connect on an informal basis. Because space is limited, it is critical that you let us know if you are planning to attend by clicking the registration link below.

UPCOMING DATES

Tuesday, February 19
Tuesday, May 14
Thursday, July 25
Wednesday, September 25
Wednesday, November 20

Band of SIBF Sisters

Band of SIBF Sisters

Charleston, South Carolina (map)

The 3rd Annual BOSS program is set for the beautiful, historic city of Charleston, SC.  Indulge in Charleston’s southern culture, numerous boutiques and culinary delights during this engaging two-day program. This year’s theme centers around women taking care of themselves, from wellness to laughter to the SIBF sisterhood. Susan Simons (SC) will host BOSS attendees at her wonderful home for a memorable evening of Southern hospitality and food.

Program speakers include a presentation by Dr. Marcela Young (SC, '18), Metta Murdaya (NY, '18) discussing her beauty products business, and Lyda Lindell (FL) discussing age management medicine.

BOSS is open to all SIBF female members and spouses/partners. This program presents an excellent opportunity to introduce potential female members to SIBF. 

MELA Masterclass

MELA Masterclass

Muscat, Oman (map)

Facilitators arrive any time Feb 25 and depart any time March 10 

The Masterclass is an intensive 10-day immersion leadership program that inspires purpose, authenticity, character and values. The framework of the program is neither fixed. Learning sessions alternate with breakout groups facilitated by experienced business people and seasoned practitioners from around the world. The Masterclass focuses on the real-life applications of leadership skills as well as a gateway to build a global profile.

For every Masterclass, approximately 40 upcoming leaders from business, education and civil society sectors are selected from all around the MENA region from: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Candidates can apply online and go through the interview process that examines their outlook and commitment to their prospect.

During the Masterclass, participants will experience hours of extensive breakout sessions where they will explore their leadership needs and find common interests in making a positive impact in their respective countries and communities in the Middle East and North Africa.

The exchanges within the Masterclass lead to a discovery of new ideas and long-lasting professional relationships. It is also an opportunity to engage with international business innovators, instructors, and public figures.

MELA 10th Anniversary

MELA 10th Anniversary

Muscat, Oman (map)

Network reunions offer the educational opportunities to improve upon the foundation of your membership, but more importantly they offer the environment to meet and become friends with great people and refresh already existing relationships. From these friendships come personal and professional connections. Membership in the global network has always been about an opportunity to meet others and actively pursue those connections.

Post-Reunion: March 10-12, 2019 

Silicon Valley Business Forum

Silicon Valley Business Forum

Palo Alto, California (map)

Age of the Machines: Demystifying Machine Learning

Machine learning and AI is the latest buzzword that has captured Silicon Valley’s imagination. What is the impact this technology will have on the economy, jobs, life-style and our humanity? Leading investors, entrepreneurs and experts who are at the cutting edge of this field will engage in a compelling discussion. Topics would include applications of AI such as autonomous cars, the next conceptual leaps in this field such as unlabeled learning and the ethical implications of AI.


3D: Diagnostics, Data and Digital: Healthcare’s New Future

As America and the world struggles with healthcare costs and an ageing demographics, technologies that are revolutionizing health care are coming of age. From Point of care diagnostics that brings the lab to your friendly retail store or even to your cellphone to discoveries in genomic therapies that are seeking a breakthrough to deadly diseases by cracking the code of life, technology is an ally - bringing down costs while delivering superior value. An expert panel shares some of the exciting trends in healthcare.


Making Disruptive Innovation work for Corporate America

The valley has long been an island. Innovation happened in garage start-ups with maverick founders in the virtual world. Corporate America recognized innovators by buying them out. Efforts to repeat the valley magic in the corporate offices have invariably failed. New technologies have increasingly linked the real world to the virtual world. Corporates have reached out to work with innovative start-ups to engage with disruptive technologies at their inception. Corporate venturing is a new trend in the valley. The pioneers of corporate venturing talk about examples how corporate America is leveraging the valley.

Washington Briefing

Washington Briefing

Washington, District of Columbia (map)

SIBF will again host the highly rated Washington Briefing, May 5-7, 2019. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in Washington on domestic and international policy issues and hear perspectives from all sides of the political spectrum. The Washington Briefing has a tradition and established track record for introducing SIBF members to unique venues and exclusive programs and speakers that go far beyond the typical business group Washington fly-in. In addition, springtime is one of the most beautiful times of year in our nation’s capital.

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan (map)

Session 1:  June 9-14, 2019 (Bishkek & Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan)

Session 2:    June 14-17, 2019 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Post-GNS optional tour: June 17-18, 2019 (Samarkand & Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

CELA teams from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are honored to host their friends and peers from SIBF, CELA, MELA, and SEALA at the 2019 Global Network Summit (GNS) – a moveable feast of learning, sharing, and connecting leaders from across the world. Your hosts are waiting with open arms to introduce you to fascinating people and places, ideas and unique experiences which ordinary visitors could never access, and which you will remember with pleasure for the rest of your life!

CELA is here to be your guide to the Great Silk Road, one of the most significant achievements in the history of World civilization, by welcoming you in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and introducing you to fascinating people and places, ideas and unique experiences which ordinary visitors could never access, and which you will remember with pleasure and profit for the rest of your life!

GNS Kyrgyzstan

The Global Network Summit in Kyrgyzstan will include a special 3-day Post-graduate Executive Leadership Program designed to equip experienced professionals across industries and cultures to take their leadership to the next level within their company, country and around the world. This transformational leadership experience will be accompanied by outstanding speakers and trainers from around the world at the picturesque and breathtaking alpine lake Issyk-Kul and gorgeous stately mountains and enveloped by the exposure to enigmatic nomadic experience surrounded by old and new friends.

 

GNS Uzbekistan

The capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent will introduce our guests to ongoing large-scale business development reforms in the country and key members of business industries for future cooperation and specific B2B matching opportunities through a special Business Forum platform specially designed for GNS participants. Samarkand and Bukhara, Uzbekistan’s main cultural cities will charm our guests with their history, oldest architectural monuments, turquoise domes, vast deserts, and bazaars full of textiles and ceramics as part of the post-GNS cultural program.

Cambridge Money & Responsibility

Cambridge Money & Responsibility

Cambridge, United Kingdom (map)

SIBF’s annual summer program, targeted to young adults age 17 to 24, is held at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. This highly rated program offers students the chance to discover the mathematics of money, the importance of philanthropy and entrepreneurialism, and the significance of financial planning. Led by global finance and business experts, along with Cambridge scholars, the Money & Responsibility program is a life-changing experience for young people as they plot their courses for the future.

FIC South Africa

FIC South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (map)

South Africa is a country rich in natural resources. It boasts some of the planet’s most extraordinary scenery and wildlife. South Africans are known for their hospitality, and living standards are, for some, much higher than those elsewhere in Africa. At the same time, political events are moving rapidly, and major economic and social problems pose complex challenges.

Our itinerary allows you to see South Africa through a variety of lenses: historic, economic, cultural and scenic. Our aim, as always, is a unique SIBF blend of high-level content, person-to-person contact with local business and community leaders, unparalleled cultural experiences—and a few surprises.

SIBF Annual Summit

SIBF Annual Summit

Cape Neddick, Maine (map)

New ideas. Trusted business partners. Thought leaders. Lifelong learning. Global family. Find your SIBF experience.

SIBF Leadership Academy

SIBF Leadership Academy

Atlanta, Georgia (map)

The individual curriculum for both sessions of the SIBF Leadership Academy has been thoughtfully developed to offer a broad spectrum of opportunities to investigate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. World-class business coaches and global business executives with proven expertise serve as session instructors for the plenary sessions. In addition, a select group of experienced international business professionals serve as facilitators; two or three facilitators manage participant Learning Groups and lead the conversations that deepen and extend learning and personal growth. The underlying credo for the Academy is that everyone is a teacher; each participant is expected to share personal knowledge and experiences as they assimilate each session’s lessons.
 

Session 1:  Dallas, Texas  -  November 10-15, 2019

Session 2:  Atlanta, Georgia  -  February 16-20, 2020


Both sessions are required and participants will remain in contact to work on individual business projects between sessions 1 and 2.