The "Change the World" list panel discussion will feature:
Alan Murray, Editor of Fortune
Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President and President of Global Health and Development at BD
Stacy Gillen, Vice President of Enterprise Systems and Services Sales at Philips Lighting
Paul A. Heller, Managing Director at the Vanguard Group
Alex Laskey, President and Founder of Opower
Moderated by Ladan Manteghi, Executive Director of GSEI
Alan Murray is the editor of Fortune, overseeing the magazine, its conferences and its digital properties. Prior to assuming this post in August 2014, Murray was president of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. He was previously at The Wall Street Journal, where he served as Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online. Murray spent a decade as the Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief, during which the bureau won three Pulitzer Prizes; and he subsequently served as CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief, co-hosting “Capital Report with Alan Murray and Gloria Borger.” He is the author of four books, including The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Management, Revolt in the Boardroom, and Showdown at Gucci Gulch, coauthored with Jeffrey Birnbaum. Mr. Murray received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of North Carolina, where he was a John Motley Morehead scholar, a merit scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in economics at the London School of Economics. In 2005, he completed the Stanford Executive Program.
Gary Cohen is Executive Vice President and President, Global Health and Development at BD (Becton, Dickinson & Co), a global medical technology company. He is also acting CEO of GBCHealth, Vice Chair and board director of the US Fund for UNICEF and a board director of the CDC Foundation, Perrigo Company and Accordia Global Health Foundation. He further serves as a Vice Chair of the UN Special Envoy’s Office for Financing the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals and recently served on the UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities for Women and Children. He frequently serves as an advisor on topics associated with advancing health and human rights in various venues including the United Nations, World Bank, U.S. Department of State and World Economic Forum-Davos. Mr. Cohen is the founder of Together for Girls and a member of the UN Secretary General’s Network of Men Leaders to end violence against women and girls. He has been honored for his humanitarian work by MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks), B’nai B’rith International, the US Fund for UNICEF, the Nyumbani Home, the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation and the American Jewish Committee. Mr. Cohen holds a BA and MBA from Rutgers and previously served on the university’s board of trustees.
Stacy Gillen is the Vice President of Enterprise Systems and Services Sales for Lighting North America, part of Royal Philips. Prior to joining Philips Lighting in September, 2014, Stacy served in various roles within the Philips Healthcare Sector over the past 17 years. She most recently was the Vice President for Global Software Customer Service where she was responsible for all aspects of Customer Service for Clinical Informatics.
Previously, Stacy was the Southern Zone Vice President of Sales for Patient Care and Clinical Informatics focused on Patient Monitoring. She also has had a strong and diverse career, beginning as a biomedical engineer with a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a PACS planning consultant to numerous hospitals and healthcare organizations. She joined Hewlett-Packard in 1997 as an account manager and came to Philips by way of the Philips acquisition of Agilent Technologies in 2001.Stacy earned her Bachelors of Engineering from Vanderbilt University where her studies focused on Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science.
Paul A. Heller is a member of Vanguard's senior staff overseeing special projects. He was most recently a managing director of Vanguard's Retail Investor Group, the division responsible for our individual clients and for small businesses. Mr. Heller, who joined Vanguard in 1984, previously led the company's Information Technology Group. He has a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Alex Laskey is the President and Founder of Opower, the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry. Opower’s technology platform combines behavioral science, data management, and insightful analytics to transform the way utilities relate to their customers. Under Laskey's leadership, Opower has grown from a two-person startup to a publicly-traded company whose software is used by more than half of the largest electric and gas utilities in the world. Alex leads all external relations for Opower, frequently speaking on topics ranging from innovation in software to the evolving utility business model. Recently, Alex delivered a keynote presentation at TED's annual conference, was listed on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list and was a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Alex serves on the board of the Conservation Lands Foundation and received his B.A. from Harvard College.
Ladan Manteghi is Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, building cross-sector partnerships and programs that help train business leaders to create economic and social value. Before joining Georgetown University, she led AARP's international strategy, including leading the international policy team and helping create, launch, and serve as President of the AARP Global Network. Ladan served as advisor to the CEO of PowerUp, a former digital divide non-‐profit subsidiary of the Case Foundation, and was a political appointee in the Clinton-‐ Gore administration including at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Interior. She holds a B.A. in Political Science/Public Service from the University of California at Davis.