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Jonathon Brown Headshot


Chief Sales Officer, Trend Hunter

In the last decade, Dubai Future Foundation, Walmart, Coca-Cola, and others have called on Jonathon to maximize their innovation potential. With over 75 keynotes under his belt, the through-line of his keynote work derives from his decade-long research project interviewing hundreds of innovation leaders globally to uncover methods for sparking systematic innovation. In his day-to-day, Jonathon guides the vision of Trend Hunter, the world's largest trend-spotting platform. Helping global Fortune 500s to build research and training programs, he's driven his own "crash course" in corporate innovation and plucked the best practices for the benefit of the audiences he speaks to. As an event emcee and international business keynote speaker, Jonathon is renowned for his magnetic delivery, executive presence, and divergent storytelling style. His best-known keynotes include "How to Innovate like a Rap Star," "Top Innovators in Business" and "Innovation Tactics from Fortune 500s."

Molly Kawahata Headshot


Founder, Systemic Impact Strategies

Former Climate Advisor to the Obama White House

Molly Kawahata is a strategist, public speaker, advocate, and former Climate Advisor at the Obama White House. She is the Founder of

Systemic Impact Strategies, a consultancy specializing in organizational development, climate strategy, and communications. Her life story, depicted in Patagonia's film, THE SCALE OF HOPE (2022), intimately explores her pursuit of climbing steep ice faces in Alaska, her personal struggle

with mental health, and her work to transform societal narratives by infusing them with hope and empowerment. The film has resonated

with audiences worldwide, amassing over one million views on YouTube, streaming on Delta Airlines, and being inducted into the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Molly has been asked

to speak at institutions such as Google, Nike, Harvard, the U.S. Congress, global IMAX audiences, and the Kennedy Center presidential monument. She is an Advisory Board Member to the Environmental Voter Project and an Advisory Council Member to the AAPI Victory Fund. In her free time, Molly is an avid ice climber, with a particular passion for scaling technical ice routes in Montana and the Central Alaska Range. An introduction to the film can be viewed here.

Scott Kuzdzal Headshot


Executive Vice President of New Strategy Development, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Dr. Scott Kuzdzal received a Ph.D. from the University of California at Riverside. Scott served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he co-founded the Center for Biomarker Discovery & Translation. In addition to extensive industrial research experience, Dr. Kuzdzal has a strong medicinal and clinical chemistry background and he has directed Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Labs at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He has
published protein and peptide biomarkers for pancreatic cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and ovarian cancer. Scott currently serves as the

Vice President of New Strategy and the Lab Director of the Amyloid MS Service Lab at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.


Dr. Kuzdzal presents on clinical and quality control testing topics internationally. He has over 300 scientific manuscripts, book chapters

and presentations. His passion is improving clinical laboratory testing, commercializing new technologies and developing emerging markets.

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