Presenters Line-Up:

Ben Brautigam

Ben Brautigam is the Head of Design at Measure, a leading aerial intelligence company in the commercial drone industry. Prior to joining Measure, Ben co-founded Airnest, a startup dedicated to providing simple and approachable tools for drone flight planning. Ben is a seasoned UX and UI designer and attained his Master's degree from The George Washington University with a focus on technology leadership.

TEDTalk: The Role of Design in our Autonomous Future

Alison Dagnes

Alison Dagnes is Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University. She is the author of A Conservative Walks Into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24 Hour News on American Politics. She is a former C-SPAN producer and is frequently interviewed in the national and international press about American politics and political media.

TEDTalk: The Chaos of Our Political Media: How We Got Here & How to Find Relief

Alan Samuel Cohen

Alan Samuel Cohen is a leadership coach, team consultant, and professional speaker, who has built a 35+ year career around the idea that no matter the industry or challenge, breakthroughs come from mastering effective communication and human connection. Spending decades as both a marketing expert and Human Resources consultant, he is the author of “Those Difficult Talks for PR Pros” and “The Connection Challenge: How Executives Create Power and Possibility in the Age of Distraction.” ®. Alan is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), working with Fortune 500 company leaders and teams who want to increase their impact through improved connection and engagement. He holds a BA, Connecticut College and MBA, Gabelli School of Business - Fordham University.

TEDTalk: THE MAGICAL POWER OF SHARED PURPOSE

Jayaram Thimmapuram

Dr. Jayaram Thimmapuram is an academic hospitalist at Wellspan York hospital where he primarily focuses on educating and mentoring internal medicine residents. After obtaining Membership of Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom, he moved to the United States and completed his internal medicine residency training at York hospital, Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of “Outstanding teacher of the year” and “Resident of the year” awards. Dr. Thimmapuram has completed various research projects on Heartfulness meditation and its effect in lowering stress levels, burnout and improving sleep. He is an international speaker on the benefits of meditation.

TEDTalk: Outer Chaos is a Reflection of Inner Chaos

Stephanie Morrow

Dr. Stephanie Morrow holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from Temple University, an Master’s in Journalism, also from Temple, and an Bachelor of Arts in Communications from West Chester University. She is a professor in the Humanities Department at Penn State University’s Harrisburg campus and currently serves as the Program Chair of the undergraduate Communications program. At the graduate level, she has taught both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In 2017, Dr. Morrow was nominated for the James Jordan Award for teaching excellence.

TEDTalk: The Media: Covering Chaos or Causing Chaos

Mohammad Ali

Mohammad Ali came to the U.S from Pakistan in 2002. He has been an academic since finishing his Ph.D. from School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University in 2011. Mohammad is currently working as an Associate Professor of Management at the School of Business Administration, Penn State University (Harrisburg). His academic interests include Business Ethics, Stakeholder Management, Employment Relations, Human Resource Management, and Corporate Governance. Mohammad is an avid reader of philosophy and history and loves to watch movies and workout.

TEDTalk: Is Business Ethics an Oxymoron?

Mark Kandrysawtz

Mark Kandrysawtz is CEO, founder, partner and a principal consultant at Benjamin & Bond. He is a Cultural Anthropologist by training, but apply those skills as a human-centered designer. He has a proven track record for creating and improving healthcare services and products through innovation.

TEDTalk: Healthcare is Ripe for Disruption. That’s a Great Thing.