Convention Info

Speakers & Presenters

Robert C. Wolcott, Ph.D.

  • Founder & Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)

  • Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Center for Research in Technology & Innovation (CRTI)

  • Kellogg School of Management

  • Co-Founder & Partner: Clareo Partners LLC
  • Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a network of senior executives dedicated to driving sustainable innovation, and a member of the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Teaches corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. Formerly Visiting Professor at the Keio Business School (Tokyo, Japan). Advisor to NORDEN, the Nordic Innovation Center, Nordic Council of Ministers, Oslo, Norway, and a member of the Global Technology Council of Kraft Foods, Inc. Wolcott also co-founded Clareo Partners LLC, a corporate strategy and innovation management consultancy specializing in new business creation and growth. Wolcott received a BA, European and Chinese History; and an MS and Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

    James Burkhard
    Managing Director, Global Oil Group HIS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)
    James Burkhard, Managing Director of IHS CERA's Global Oil Group, leads the team of IHS CERA experts that analyze and assess upstream and downstream market conditions and changes in the oil and gas industry's competitive environment. A foundation of this work is detailed short- and long-term outlooks for global crude oil and refined products markets that are integrated with outlooks for other energy sources, economic growth, geopolitics, and security. Mr. Burkhard's expertise covers geopolitics, industry dynamics, and global oil demand and supply trends.