2015 U.S. Retreat Presenter Biographies
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Employment Law Professor, Award-Winning Author
Orly Lobel is the author of Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids and Free Riding (Yale University Press 2013), which won many prestigious awards, including Gold Medal Axiom Best Business Books 2014, Gold Medal Independent Publisher’s Award 2014, the 2015 Gold Medal of Next Generation Indie Books and Winner of the International Book Awards for Best Business Book, as well as two earlier books about employment and labor law and economics and numerous articles on behavioral law and economics, innovation policy, human capital, regulation and governance. Lobel is the Don Weckstein Professor of Law and founding member of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Markets at the University of San Diego. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Lobel’s interdisciplinary research is published widely in the top journals in law, economics, and psychology.
Best Selling Author, “Shareology,” Top Social Media Influencer
Bryan Kramer is one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with shaping the #H2H human business movement in marketing and social. He’s also a global keynote speaker, bestselling author and strategist who consults Fortune 500 clients such as IBM, Cisco and Pitney Bowes on humanizing business through social media. Bryan has been named a “Top 25 Social Influencer to Follow” by Forbes , one of the “100 Most Influential Tech People On Twitter” by Business Insider, and one of the “Top 50 Social CEOs on Twitter Globally” by The Huffington Post . Bryan’s latest book, Shareology, made the USA Today’s Top 150 Book List the week of its release, as well as #1 on Amazon in four categories including Business & Planning. The book explores the history, art and science of sharing, and illustrates why sharing is what gives us a unique competitive advantage as individuals and brands.
Internationally Recognized Leader In the Field of Computer-Human Interactions
Joy is a designer of experiences and hopes in doing so that people will gain delightful insights. During decades of being an executive in Silicon Valley she has managed many interdisciplinary teams focusing on interface experiences, design thinking, customer research and new product innovation and development. She is internationally recognized leader who has built and led world-class design and innovation teams at Apple, Interval Research, Yahoo and Akamai. Joy received the SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award, elected to CHI Academy in 2012, and was an Osher Fellow at the SF Exploratorium. She has a 20+ year legacy of supporting the international Design Expo, with sponsors ranging from Apple, Yahoo, Intel, Microsoft and Mattel, which has now reached over 4000 students, many holding highly influential positions both in education and industry. She also uses her skills to champion diversity and address retention of creative women in leadership positions. She uses observation and humor to offer technology therapy insights for the every person still inside us.
Senior Manager for Transformation Planning and Analysis for Human Resources at Cisco Systems
Dart Lindsley leads the teams responsible for assuring that HR responds in a coordinated way to changes in business need, and that process improvements are customer focused and evidence-based. Dart’s broad interests have resulted in a variety of publications: his literary fiction has appeared in domestic and international journals; he has two Cisco patents pending – one regarding the use of big data for skills identification and ontology management, and the other regarding a system and method for the exchange of Internet of Everything data; a paper he co-authored regarding the distribution of mutations during embryonic development will appear in the January 2016 issue of the journal Genetics; Dart routinely writes and speaks on the topics of innovation, collaboration, talent operations, strategic planning, and virtual facilitation, including two articles in the Journal of Corporate Recruiting and a handful of speaking engagements at ERE.