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Advisors and Experts


Bruce Epstein: Bruce Epstein is a Knowledge Transfer Wizard that can unblock the bottlenecks in any organization. Multilingual and multicultural, Bruce has worked with executives from around the world in pursuit of organizational performance and effectiveness, digital transformation, and satisfaction of all internal and external stakeholders.

Gail Michelsen: With over 20 years at Intel,  Gail had proven success in technical support and sales (~$40m annual quota), senior product management (flagship /multi-billion $ Xeon platforms) and B2B marketing of complex computer solutions.

Dana Stevens: Dana Stevens has a long record of success in delivering complex, high-quality applications, projects and services to global Fortune 100 companies. She loves discovering and reporting on new ideas and companies that change the way we think, act, or look. Big Data, Internet of Things, Social Media, Digital Media, and beyond.

Jabril Bensedrine: Jabril is the Managing Director at The Triana Group & SESA SYSTEMS INC and Adjunct Faculty teaching Technology Management and Innovation at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Jeff Paul: As Co-founder and CEO of Ziotag, an AI-powered video player that makes searching and navigating video content a seamless experience, Jeff has a proven ability to identify new business opportunities with FORTUNE 500 and other leading companies.

Vint Cerf: Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Vint Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Read his posts on Disruptive Technologists.


David Sorin: David Sorin is Partner, Chair – Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies Practice at McCarter & English, LLP and Board Member at TechUnited. Watch the Disruptive Technologists’ Interview with David Sorin.

Esther Dyson: With the experience of founder, tech analyst, patron, investor, journalist and even cosmonaut under her belt, you could say Esther Dyson is the epitome of a true renaissance person. Not being one to stand still for long, she is also the executive founder of Wellville, a 10-year nonprofit project dedicated to demonstrating the value of long-term investment in health and equity. “The best thing you can do for your health is to have purpose.”

Joe Ferino: Partner at McCarter & English, LLP, with specialties in venture capital, startups and emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, Joe Ferino is a leading voice in the venture capital ecosystem who guides entrepreneurs and investors on disruptive technologies and business strategies.

Ramona Wright: Ramona Wright is a serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, philanthropist, and author with more than 15 years of strategic communication expertise. She’s an early pioneer who taught public relations and social media marketing at her alma mater Loyola Marymount University from 2007 – 2011. Ramona is the Co-founder & CEO of WeUp, a gamification goal achievement platform for social good, and CEO of WrightOne Media Group.

General Advising

Alan Brody: Alan has helped start dozens of enterprises, groups and events. Alan runs the popular STARTUPALOOZA open pitching events in several cities. He is also the author of the indispensable book for Entrepreneurs, “Are You Fundable?” and holds mastermind workshops that interactively helps young companies find their investment or customer appeal.

Global Disruption Advising

Mark Mattingley-Scott: IBM Quantum and Ambassador Leader EMEA & AP at IBM for over 31 years, Mark is expert in all things quantum, AI, programming and pretty much everything else computer technology-related. You can also follow him @m0mms on Medium.

Team knowledge-sharing

Nina Knox: Co-Founder & CEO & cXo of Tokenplace where you can access the entire market through one Tokenplace account, Nina Knox is also the Founding Partner & Chief Growth Officer of LedgerScore whose suite of financial products makes it simple to start establishing a personal or business crypto credit profile. Nina’s passionate about disruptive innovation and deep tech, building authentic brands and hyper-growth ventures with a purpose and infrastructural/network effect. Learn more about Nina Knox.

Tameka Vasquez: As a futurist, Tameka has a passion for social innovation and I’ve shared multidimensional ideas of the future through various speaking engagements and facilitations in cities across North America, Africa, and Europe. She was a 2018 Innovators & Disruptors Awards Winner, and for the past decade, she has worked with technology organizations to stake their claim in the marketplace [disrupt], tell their stories in as many facets as possible [influence], and generate growth and long-standing influence [win]. Find out more about Tameka Vasquez.