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Featured Lunch Keynotes: Gary Bonilla and Tom Morris

Tom Morris, Gary Bonilla
Running Time:90:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:30 PM EST
Friday, November 10

Socrates in Silicon Valley: The Philosophy of Steve Jobs: Tom Morris:: What were his secrets? Philosopher Tom Morris digs deep into the myth, mess and magic of Steve to provide a practical look at what we can learn from this strange, charismatic and compelling character who invented the connected life we now live, from his parents’ garage to global impact. Come hear the deep story.


Planes, Hurricanes, and Automobiles: Gary Bonilla:: Transforming a social enterprise in real-time come hurricanes or come shine. Showcasing the real time case study of the Social Enterprise: ComPRmetidos –  and how it pivoted as a consequence of Hurricane Maria’s devastating hit and effect in the already battered Puerto Rican economy.


Tom Morris is a public philosopher. He was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC and has a double Ph.D. from Yale University. For fifteen years, he taught at Notre Dame as one of their most popular professors. Tom is the author of twenty-four books. His work has been covered by NBC, ABC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, and most major newspapers and news magazines. His latest nonfiction book is Socrates in Silicon Valley. His new novels, starting with The Oasis Within, have been described as “The Alchemist Meets Harry Potter Meets Indiana Jones and Aristotle.” Tom may be the world’s happiest philosopher.

Gary Bonilla is a strategist, team builder, speaker, coach and mentor: I sit by design, at the intersection of creative, technology and media, with results seeing by some of the world’s leading brands in the FMCG (CPG), beauty, fashion, luxury, entertainment and pharmaceutical categories – including P&G, J&J, Unilever, Nestle, Boots, Tous, Tiffany’s, Nickelodeon. I am obsessed with consumer behaviour and how it drives effective story telling. I began this journey two decades ago as a correspondent for ABC News. I transitioned into advertising to help launch first-to-market digital initiatives in the U.S. and Latin America on behalf of P&G and Toyota. And have spent the last decade leading strategy and content development teams on the creative agency, media agency and client side, in the U.S., Europe and Asia. My practice focuses on design thinking frameworks. Most recently I launched Ogilvy’s Makerspace: a cross functional team of “strategic makers”: strategists that output in the form tangible ideas and prototypes for speed to market. My approach benefits from the synergies built through my active investment in several start up accelerators and social enterprises.