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Dr. Thomas Lago: Sweden
A creative, enthusiastic, high-achieving executive with almost thirty years of outstanding performance based on an M.Sc(EE) and Ph.D.(CE) from the University of Lund, Sweden, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), and MBA courses (from Sweden and the US). Formerly, President and Chief Scientist of a $9 million leading US sales company in the Sound & Vibration business. Currently, Chairman and Chief Scientist of an innovative and entrepreneurial company, Acticut International AB/LLC. He has more than 25 patents, and has received multiple industry awards for his outstanding work in effectively combining academia with industry. For more information please go to: www.thomaslago.com
Valdi Ivancic: Sweden
Valdi is a visionary, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and innovator. As founder, co-founder, president and speaker in several start-ups, educational organizations, research groups, university courses, and other non-profit organizations, Mr. Ivancic strives to inspire and improve peoples’ lives. His international background strengthens his understanding of different business cultures and perspectives. Mr. Ivancic has lived in several continents and speaks over seven languages. An academic at heart, he has attended more than 50 courses at different universities worldwide via MOOCs and is a key lecturer at many Swedish universities. Mr. Ivancic is also head of a venture partner company and crowd funding organization, having raised over $25 million for projects, enterprises, cities, and universities.
Donald Skinner was the 1994 Inc magazine Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year and in 1999 was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award of Pepperdine University. Donald is a successful entrepreneur and technologist. He was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Eltron International, a NASDAQ listed computer printer company that merged with Zebra Technologies, a global leader in computer printer technology with over a billion dollar NASDAQ market cap. Donald acted as Vice Chairman of Zebra Technologies and President of Zebra’s Plastic Card Business Unit until his retirement in 2000. During his tenure at Eltron, Donald formed the “Skinner Electronic Literacy Project” at Cal-State Northridge. Currently, Donald manages his real estate and development company, Skinner Development, LLC.
Cheryl Maletta Trujillo
Cheryl Maletta Trujillo teaches a “live” T.V. Multicultural Education course, develops English Learner material and mentors beginning bilingual credential candidates at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is co-creator of the English Language Development supplemental materials: The Learning Adventures of Bodo and Mimi, which is designed to promote language learning and character building through reading, music, writing and movement. Known for her dynamic, high energy and interactive presentations involving language theory and practical applications, Cheryl has been in-demand as a consultant throughout the country, and in 2008 traveled to China as a People-to-People delegate at the Sino-United States Education Forum.
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Khan is a co-founder and Executive Director of Zanbeel Art Inc. a non-profit organization that supports meaningful art programs in underserved communities of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Khan and Cheryl Trujillo (Retired Faculty CSUDH), initiated a South Asian Art and Literacy for Youth (SAALY) program in 2010 for Los Angeles underserved schools where art programs were removed due to budget cuts. With a focus on building bridges and highlighting commonalities for harmonious communities, the students are introduced to South Asian cultures, regions and people through art. Thoughtfully planned art classes, museum/gallery tours, Sufi rock concerts, poetry, writing, gardening, documentaries and films are introduced that help transform neighborhood kids to world citizens, hence inspiring them to explore and dream of opportunities beyond their reach.
Education: Bachelors in Economics and Mathematics, University of Karachi, Pakistan. AA in Museum and Retail Design FIDM, Los Angeles, Marketing & Management Certification from UCLA. Speaks Urdu, Arabic and English.
Andre Costa has extensive experience in e-commerce, video production, management and training, with a BS in Electronics Engineering earned at the University of Santa Ursula in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the belief that everyone should thrive to live with passion, Andre’s passion is teaching. Either live or electronically, he holds great pleasure in delivering information in a fun and entertaining way. Andre calls it “Enter-Training.” A strong believer in the idea that learning should be fun, engaging and exciting; something you actually want to do, not that you have to. With every piece of education created, be it video, live class or e-learning, he puts himself in the learners shoes and works hard, passionately, to deliver the best “Enter-Training” possible.
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Sultan Khan is a technologist and entrepreneur. He was on the “Who’s Who” list for business and technology accomplishments in 1989, 1993, and 1994. Mr. Khan was the 1989 Technology Award recipient by the Technology Corridor of San Fernando Valley, and the recipient of the Highest Achievement Award from Texas Instruments for sales and marketing in 1982. Mr. Khan owns patents in high speed peripheral architecture in computer peripherals applications. He holds a BS in Electronic Engineering, BSc in Mathematics and Physics and an MBA. Mr. Khan has a strong global network of technologists, institution investors, investment bankers and legal advisors throughout the US, Europe, Middle-East, South Asia and South East Asia.
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