Keynote Speakers 2020
THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 5 | 8:30AM
ROGER L. MARTIN
Professor Emeritus, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Roger L. Martin, Inc.
In 2017, ROGER MARTIN was named the world’s #1 management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. In previous years, he was ranked 3rd, 6th and 7th.
Roger Martin is a Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto where he served as Dean from 1998-2013, Academic Director of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship from 2004-2019 and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute from 2013-2019. In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants.
Prior to his time at Rotman, he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as co-head of the firm for two years.
His research work is in Integrative Thinking, Design of Business, Strategy, Incentives & Governance, Democratic Capitalism, and Social Innovation. He writes extensively and is a regular contributor to: Harvard Business Review’s The Conversation blog, the Financial Times’ Judgment Call column, and the Guardian Sustainable Business. He has written 26 Harvard Business Review articles and published 11 books: Creating Great Choices written with Jennifer Riel (Harvard Business Review Press (HBRP), 2017) Getting Beyond Better written with Sally Osberg (HBRP, 2015) and Playing to Win written with A.G. Lafley (HBRP, 2013); Fixing the Game (HBRP, 2011); The Design of Business (HBRP, 2009); The Opposable Mind (HBRP, 2007); The Responsibility Virus (Basic Books, 2002); Canada: What It Is, What It Can Be (with Jim Milway, Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2012); and Diaminds (with Mihnea Moldoveanu, University of Toronto Press, 2009), and The Future of the MBA (with Mihnea Moldoveanu, Oxford University Press, 2008). In addition, he co-edited Rotman on Design (with Karen Christensen, Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2013).
In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week. In 2007 he was named a Business Week 'B-School All-Star' for being one of the 10 most influential business professors in the world. Business Week also named him one of seven 'Innovation Gurus' in 2005.
Roger is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Lego and Ford.
He serves as Chair of The Good Jobs Institute and the I-Think Initiative, and on the Board of The Nine Dots Prize.
A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Roger received his BA from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics, in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981. in 2018, he was awarded a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by the Royal Military College of Canada.
FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 6 | 8:30AM
All Time Winningest Coach in U.S. Soccer History,
Former Head Coach,
U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
JILL ELLIS is a In 2015 and 2019, the United States Women's National Soccer Team won the World Cup Championship under the leadership of Jill Ellis, making her the second coach ever to win back to back World Cup Championships, and the first female coach to do so. After being named head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on May 16, 2014, Ellis had to largely rebuild the team while modernizing the way it played soccer. Just a little under 13 months later, she led the team to their 2015 World Championship.
At the end of 2015, along with a number of other honors, Jill was named the FIFA Women’s World Coach of the Year for Women’s Soccer, marking the first time an American had been bestowed with that honor. She was also named the CONCACAF Female Coach of the Year, and the USA team won the ESPY for Team of the Year, 2015.
Jill assumed the position as head coach of the U.S. National Team after serving as Director of Development for the U.S. Women’s National Youth Teams since January of 2011. Prior to that, Jill was Head Coach of the UCLA Women’s Soccer team and led the Bruins to eight NCAA Final Fours, including seven in a row from 2003-2009, and won six straight conference titles from 2003-2008. She finished her time at UCLA with a record of 229-45-14. Ellis, who was also head coach at the University of Illinois, has an all-time collegiate coaching record of 248-63-14 and is currently the only female to hold the United States Soccer Federation Professional License for coaching.
Jill was an All-American soccer player at the College of William and Mary where she earned her B.A. in English Literature and Composition in 1988. In 2016 Jill was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from her Alma Mater. Ellis grew up in Portsmouth, England and came to the United States in 1981 at the age of 15 and currently resides in Palmetto Bay, Florida.