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The ZEV Future – How to Prepare and Adapt.

Tim Higgins
WSJ Reporter
Author of Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla and the Bet of the Century

Tim Higgins is an award-winning reporter and author. He’s written extensively about the tech and auto industries for The Wall Street Journal, and appeared on CNBC as a contributor. He’s the author of the WSJ-bestselling book POWER PLAY, which traced the rise of Tesla.


The Future-Ready Seller: Elevating Influence and Impacting the Client Experience of the Future to Scale and Grow the Business

Seth Mattison
Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

Seth is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, and top-rated keynote speaker on talent management, change and innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and the future of work. His research, case studies, and thought leadership focus on inspiring audiences while sharing actionable strategies to drive meaningful outcomes for individuals and their organizations. He also coaches high-performing leaders with practical, life-tested ideas, concepts, and frameworks to elevate their impact and create lasting legacies.

Curves on the Road Ahead – The outlook for the vehicle market in California and the US

Charles Chesbrough
Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights
Cox Automotive

Charles is a seasoned quantitative analyst and researcher with over 25 years of experience utilizing data to identify industry trends and opportunities.

Charles joined Cox Automotive in 2017 and has focused on expanding the organization’s research and analysis initiatives, and on the economic and industry outlook for vehicle sales.

Charles has won many economic forecasting accuracy awards and is a board member and former President of the Detroit Association for Business Economics and a member of the National Association for Business Economics, the Federal Reserve Bank Automotive Roundtable, and the Society of Automotive Analysts.


The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

Lindsey Pollack
New York Times Bestselling Author and One of the World’s Leading Career and Workplace Experts

Lindsey was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, which honors the top global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led.

Her latest book is a response to the Covid crisis: Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work was published by HarperCollins on March 23, 2021.

Lindsey’s speaking audiences and consulting clients have included more than 250 corporations, law firms, conferences and universities, including Aetna, Citi, Estée Lauder Companies, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google, Pfizer, Verizon, Yale, Harvard, Wharton and Stanford.

Her advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The TODAY Show, The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR.

Spark Next Level Leadership

Simon T. Bailey
CEO of Simon T. Bailey International, Inc. & Author

Simon’s purpose is to Spark listeners to lead countries, companies, and communities differently.

His framework is based on his 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, based at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. He is a prolific author and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker that has worked with Signet Jewelers, SalesForce, T-Mobile, Stanford Healthcare, General Mills and Hilton Hotels just to name a few.

An experience with Simon goes beyond feel-good content. He delivers practical strategies and impacts real lives. He connects with any audience on many levels with a relevant message that resonates beyond the stage.


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