Younsung Kim, PhD
Department of Environmental
Science and Policy
George Mason University
Springboard Training LLC
Idea Success Network and Author of "Hey, That's MY Idea!"
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.
Dr. Deborah Osgood
President and CEO
Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development (KISBD)
Exeter, NH, USA
Bio S.I. Technology LLC
Soumya Sivakumar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing
and Director, Bachelor of Business Administration program
Dr. Podishetti Krishnamachary
Professor of Commerce and Business Management
Sergey Ivanov, PhD
Associate Professor of Management
The School of Business and Public Administration
University of the District of Columbia
R. Douglas Williamson
President and CEO
Senior Managing Partner
Law & Forensics
Founding Partner and General Counsel
New York, NY
Prof. Ramesh Thatikonda
Professor of Sociology and Social Work
February 26 Washington DC
The conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Washington DC - Silver Spring