• Event Date
  • 2018-10-23   8 am to 4 pm
  • Torrey Pines Lodge, La Jolla, CA

A collaborative discussion with thought leaders to explore future vision strategies that become the foundation for innovation and growth within a volatile environment of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Thought Leader Summit Featured Speakers for 2018

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

Steve Forbes is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. He writes the “Fact and Comment” editorial columns for each issue of Forbes magazine. He is a four-time recipient of the Crystal Owl Award and has authored several books on economics and leadership. In 1996 and 2000, Mr. Forbes was a candidate for the presidency of the United States.

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher of Forbes Magazine
Rich Karlgaard

Publisher of Forbes Magazine

Rich Karlgaard is the Publisher of Forbes Magazine, and writes a biweekly column, Innovation Rules, known for its witty and honest assessment of technology trends and current business issues. He is a best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur, and speaker. He’s a regular panelist on cable news’ most popular business show, Forbes on FOX, and is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page. In 1992, he started Forbes ASAP along with Steve Forbes and George Gilder.

John Tamny

Writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy
John Tamny

Writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy

Mr. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s business daily, Financial Times, National Review, and London’s Daily Telegraph. His new book titled "The End of Work: Why Your Passion Can Become Your Job", has been released in May 2018. Prior to his present work, Mr. Tamny worked in private wealth management for Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

Bruce Rogers

Founding Managing Director, SITO Institute for Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences
Bruce Rogers

Founding Managing Director, SITO Institute for Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences

Mr. Bruce Rogers is the Founding Managing Director, SITO Institute for Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences.  Bruce is a veteran of Forbes Media, having run marketing and founding its Insights research arm and CMO Practice, incorporating editorial, research and events for marketing leaders. He was part of the leadership team that grew Forbes.com into the world’s leading business site, and has served as Chief Brand Officer, Chief Insights Officer and Head of the CMO Practice.

Mark Mills

Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, partner in Cotton Venture Partners
Mark Mills

Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, partner in Cotton Venture Partners

Mr. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, partner in Cotton Venture Partners, a digital oilfield venture fund, and is a Faculty Fellow at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He writes the Energy Intelligence column for Forbes.com, and co-authored the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science. Mr. Mills was earlier a technology advisor for Bank of America Securities, a co-author of an energy-tech investment newsletter, served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan, and worked in his early career as a semiconductor development engineer and scientist.

Dr. Olin Oedekoven

President and CEO of Peregrine Academic Services
Dr. Olin Oedekoven

President and CEO of Peregrine Academic Services

Dr. Olin Oedekoven is the President and CEO of Peregrine Academic Services and Peregrine Leadership Institute. He served 33 years in the U.S. Army Reserves and U.S. Army National Guard, retiring in 2011 at the rank of Brigadier General.  Dr. Oedekoven founded Peregrine Leadership Institute in 2003 and Peregrine Academic Services in 2009. As a thought-partner in higher education and leadership, his companies provide online education and assessment services used to improve the quality of higher education and leadership services aimed to promote values-based leaders ready to make a difference in the world. He has authored or co-authored five books and several journal articles on leadership and human resource management.

        Steve Forbes Key Note speeches (2017 and 2018)

Testimonials

  • Members of the leadership panels were exceptional.  Their depth, range, and variety of experience provided me many innovative methods to influence and lead.  Highly recommend attendance for all leaders that strive to lead better.

    – Brigadier General Gregory C. Porter, Director, Joint Staff – (WY) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) Cheyenne, WY
  • The Thought-leader Summit provided me with several new and innovative ideas related to workforce development, marketing, and strategic management that I subsequently incorporated into my organization. Learning from the experts helped me improve our operations, which has translated into real business development. With a continued focus on real-world application, I look forward to this year’s Summit to help take us to the next higher level.

    Dr. Olin Oedekoven, President and CEO of Peregrine Academic Services
  • “The Forbes Leadership Summit is simply awesome! The event brings together the brightest minds and most celebrated thought leaders with an engaged business community eager to grow and accelerate their organizations. I personally found the experience energizing, inspiring and enlightening.”

    Louis Efron, Globally recognized thought leader, speaker, writer and Fortune 200 HR Executive