2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Esther L. George

President and Chief Executive Officer – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Esther L. George

Esther L. George is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She is a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets U.S. monetary policy, and chairs the Federal Reserve’s Financial Services Policy Committee. She has more than 30 years of experience at the Kansas City Fed, primarily focused on regulatory oversight of nearly 200 state-chartered banks and 1,000 bank and financial holding companies in seven states.

Rita Gunther McGrath

Best-selling Author, Columbia Business School Professor, Innovation Expert

Rita Gunther McGrath

Rita Gunther McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and is one of the most regularly published authors in the Harvard Business Review. Her new book Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen will be published in September.

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