Matthew Breitfelder, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Talent Officer with global responsibilities for talent management, recruiting, learning and development, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and philanthropy.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Breitfelder was Vice President for Talent Management and Organizational Development at MasterCard Worldwide. Previously, he held talent management and strategy roles at MasterCard Worldwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siebel Systems, and the Corporate Executive Board. Earlier in his career, Breitfelder served as a senior international trade advisor with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Breitfelder earned a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California, an MS from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Gurinder Chadha is one of the UK’s most proven and respected film makers with a successful track record in directing films which are international box office successes.
Gurinder began her career as a BBC news reporter. She went on to direct award-winning documentaries for the British Film Institute, BBC and Channel Four. Her first feature, Bhaji on the Beach, won numerous international awards including a BAFTA Nomination for ‘Best British Film of 1994’ and the Evening Standard British Film Award for ‘Best Newcomer to British Cinema’.
Prof. Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in strategic marketing, innovation and new media. His research and teaching interests include marketing and media in the digital world, process-centric marketing, collaborative marketing, organic growth and network-centric innovation. He has been widely recognized as a thought leader. Business Week named him as one of the 25 most influential people in e-Business. Crain’s Chicago Business named him a member of “40 under 40”, a select group of young business leaders in the Chicago area. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum.
Gurvendra Suri is an entrepreneur, businessman, community leader and devoted father and husband.
Mr. Suri founded Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc., an enterprise technology consulting firm based in Irving, TX, in 1995, and today serves as the company’s chief executive officer. Optimal Solutions helps companies and public sector organizations of all sizes leverage the large building blocks of enterprise technology to plan, deploy and maintain sophisticated solutions that streamline business processes, fuel supply-chain efficiency, and turn raw data into pure competitive advantage. Optimal Solutions serves global clients from offices in Irving, Texas; Washington, DC; Munich, Germany; Toronto, Canada; and Bangalore, India.