Ross Smith really enjoys getting a paycheck to play with cool technology. He is an author of “The Practical Guide to Defect Prevention” and holds six patents. He is a blogger for WeKnowNext and publishes a newsletter on management and innovation.

In 2010, Ross was invited to the White House for a discussion on Women in STEM fields. He was recently welcomed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and is a member of the Anita Borg Institute Organizational Change Council. He also loves to cartoon, snowboard, and play video games. More at   Twitter and Facebook

Prem Kumar has held several roles in various spaces of the software industry, from customer facing to internal IT, and most recently product management. Prem currently works in the Dynamics Organization at Microsoft. In his spare time he loves to stay active, cheer on Seattle sports teams, and support his favorite charities. Follow Prem on twitter @premkumartweets.

Mark Horoszowski helps people volunteer their skills around the world. He is the co-founder at, a social enterprise that helps organizations catalyze leadership development programs with international, skills-based volunteering. Follow Mark on Twitter @markhoroszowski and @Experteering

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"Today’s world is enormously complex and more interdependent than at any time in history. Organizations are confronting global issues they have never faced before. To be effective, the leaders of tomorrow must be able to collaborate while navigating cultural, regional and political differences.”[1]

 - SHRM Foundation

December 11, 2014