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Robert Tucker

Robert Tucker

President, Innovation Resource Group

Keynote Address: Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms are Transforming Their Futures. 
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General Session Moderator: SnowSports Industry Innovation Power Hour.


Robert B. Tucker is president of The Innovation Resource, and an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Tucker has been a consultant and keynote speaker since 1986.

As one of the thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as the Journal of Business Strategy, Strategy & Leadership, and Harvard Management Update. He has appeared on PBS, Bloomberg, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation

The Innovation Resource, based in Santa Barbara, California, is a consulting firm devoted exclusively to assisting organizations seeking to improve top and bottom line performance via systematic innovation.

Tucker is a much sought after keynote speaker at conventions, company management meetings, and industry conferences. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies as well as clients in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Australia.

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Leonard Brody

Founder, GrowLab
& President, Clarity Digital

Keynote Address: 730 Days from Now
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Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order” and was recently named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40.  He is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best- selling author, and a 2 time Emmy nominated media visionary.  He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history, and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date.

In 2004, Mr. Brody co-founded, and was CEO of,, which is a pioneer in the field of citizen journalism.  The company was named by Time Magazine as one of the top 50 websites in the world, was inducted into the Newseum in Washington, and was recently acquired by the Anschutz Corporation.  Currently he sits as the President of the Clarity Digital Group responsible for overseeing one of the largest online news conglomerates in the world including and NowPublic.  They share over 25 million unique visitors a month and over 300,000 contributors.  He is also one of the proud owners of Coventry City Football Club in England.

Leonard Brody holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queens University, a law degree from Osgoode Hall, and is a graduate of the Private Equity Course at the Harvard Business School.

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Honorable Alex Kozinski

Chief Judge of the United States Ninth
Circuit Court of Appeals

General Session Address: Perspectives on Technology and Privacy and the Changing Legal Landscape
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Alex Kozinski was appointed by Ronald Reagan to be Chief Judge of the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals covers nine western ski states, by far the largest of the court of the appeals in the U.S.  The son of Holocaust survivors, Judge Kozinski is a brilliant legal mind, sharply opinionated, at times, controversial, but always fascinating.