Leadership and Innovation Summit to Discuss How New Innovations are Changing Life and Business

The inaugural, free, community-wide event will feature keynote speaker R. David Edelman, Director of the Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security (TENS), part of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) and a moderated panel from the University of Memphis and FedEx Freight

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 26, 2019 – Leadership Memphis, Leadership Tennessee, and the University of Memphis will host the first-ever Leadership and Innovation Summit, Friday, October 4, 2019, at the University of Memphis UC Ballroom, 499 University Street. Presented by Sedgwick, the Leadership and Innovation Summit is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so guests should RSVP to the event on the University of Memphis website at the following link: http://bit.ly/L-ISummit19.

The theme of the event is “How New Innovations are Changing Life and Business Around the Globe: A Wake-Up Call to Community Challenges Created by Technological Disruption.” Registration, networking, and coffee start at 8:00 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 11:30 a.m.

“Leadership Memphis is excited to partner with Leadership Tennessee and the University of Memphis to bring together such a distinguished group of experts for the inaugural Leadership and Innovation Summit,” said David Williams, Leadership Memphis President/CEO. “These days, innovations happen at lightning speed in all areas of our lives. We need to better understand how this is impacting our day-to-day activities, businesses, and communities.”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

R. David Edelman, Director of the Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security (TENS), part of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERATOR:

Joanna Crangle, Market President & Publisher, Memphis Business Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL:

Dr. Arthur Graesser, Professor, Experimental (Cognitive) Psychology, University of Memphis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Santosh Kumar, Professor and Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Computer Science, University of Memphis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracci Schultz, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Engineering & Operational Solutions, FedEx Freight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1979, Leadership Memphis has continually developed new ways to prepare and mobilize effective community leaders. Leadership Memphis develops community change agents, connects them with others who have a passion for serving, and empowers them with information and opportunities to make a difference.