Younsung Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Environmental

Science and Policy
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

​​Sylvia Henderson

Springboard Training LLC


Idea Success Network ​and Author of "Hey, That's MY Idea!"

Olney, MD

Doug Williamson, author of Straight Talk on Leadership and President/CEO of the Beacon Group, is a Toronto-based global business leadership consultant and sought-after speaker on the issues of business leadership in the new economy.

Throughout the 1980's, Doug held several senior executive level positions with the Royal Bank of Canada. He served in senior executive level positions within the Canadian Government from 1990-1992. He also served as a Special Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister, and was a member of the Government's Commission on Economic Prosperity and one of the principal authors of their report- Financing the New Economy.

Both a scholar and practitioner in the field of entrepreneurship, Dr. Deborah Osgood has been referred to as "the Oprah of small business development" by IBM and a "powehouse in strategic management" by Tuft University.

As President and CEO of the Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development (KISBD), Deborah provides innovative small business training and development solutions for corporate clients and public business assistance agencies, and hosts the Small Business Champions Network, a public service online resource community. She holds a DA in Transformational Leadership with a focus in entrepreneurship, an MBA, and a BS in Marketing.

Innovation Leaders'15 Keynotes

Dr. Deborah Osgood 

President and CEO

Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development (KISBD)

Exeter, NH, USA

IL 2015 Honorary Guest Speakers Include:

Wayne Tucker 
Bio S.I. Technology LLC 
Justin, TX

​​Soumya Sivakumar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing

and Director, Bachelor of Business Administration program

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

​​Dr. Podishetti Krishnamachary 
Professor of Commerce and Business Management  
Kakatiya University 
Warangal, India

​​Sergey Ivanov, PhD
Associate Professor of Management
The School of Business and Public Administration

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC

R. Douglas Williamson 

President and CEO

The Beacon Group

Toronto, Canada

Daniel Garrie 

Senior Managing Partner

Law & Forensics

Founding Partner and General Counsel

Pulse Advisory

New York, NY

Prof. Ramesh Thatikonda
Professor of Sociology and Social Work

Kakatiya University

Warangal, India 

Innovation Leaders 2015 Forum

February 26  Washington DC

The conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Washington DC - Silver Spring