The impressive speaker lineup included twelve individuals of various backgrounds and professions speaking on diverse topics within technology, healthcare, business, and the arts. We were especially proud to welcome an experienced TED speaker, Dr. Alan Russell, who spoke at the flagship TED Conference in 2006. Dr. Russell, the Executive Vice President and CIO at Allegheny Health Network, spoke on his work with regenerative medicine at this event. Joining Dr. Russell in healthcare topics was Dr. Srinivasan Suresh, the current CMIO at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who spoke on his work with data analytics aimed at healthcare improvements. Representing the crossroads of the technology and entrepreneurship sectors were Matthew Stanton, Priya Narasimhan, and Lani Lazzari. Mr. Stanton is the CEO and Co-Founder of SolePower, a startup pioneering in harvesting reusable energy from walking. Ms. Narasimhan is the CEO and Founder of Yinzcam, Inc., a company that provides the algorithms and technologies behind the mobile apps for 140+ professional sports teams and venues. Ms. Lazzari is the CEO and Founder of Simple Sugars, an all-natural skincare company, which she founded at 11 years old. All three startup leaders spoke on their companies and innovations. Coming at the business sector from another direction, Rick Bullotta, an experienced leader in the software and startup world as the Co-Founder and CTO at ThingWorx, spoke on startups in relation to the “internet of things.” Bridging entrepreneurship and technology, Henry Thorne, the Co-Founder and CTO of 4moms, spoke on his work merging robotics with a user experience. A few speakers approached the arts from multiple angles: Harish Saluja, the Founder of the Silk Screen Festival and owner of local company New Ray Films, spoke on his involvement in the local arts scene, and Dervla McDonnell, representing the non-profit organization Future Tenant, spoke on Future Tenant’s visions for Pittsburgh artists and exhibitions. Rob Furman, an educator and contributor for the Huffington Post, focused on his talk on necessary education improvements and his national advocacy. Dr. Jacquelyn Core, recently named Provost of Waynesburg University, joined him to speak on higher level education. Finally, Heather Arnet, the CEO of the Pittsburgh-based Women and Girls Foundation, closed the event by sharing her experience and work with the non-profit organization.