25 May May 25, 2018 – Innovation Economy Dr. William H. Janeway and EPIK Deliberate Digital Michelle Linford
Dr. William H. Janeway – Manager Director of the Warburg Pincus Tech Investment Team and Author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators and the State
Dr. William H. Janeway is Senior Advisor and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus. He is a Director of Magnet Systems and Nuance Communications and author of “Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators, and the State.” William has lived the double life of “theorist-practitioner,” according to the legendary economist Hyman Minsky who first applied that term to him twenty-five years ago. In his role as “practitioner,” he has been an active venture capital investor for more than 40 years. During that time he built and led the Warburg Pincus Technology Investment team that provided financial backing to a series of companies making critical contributions to the internet economy, including BEA Systems, Veritas Software and, more recently, Nuance Communications, the speech recognition company. He remains actively engaged as a Senior Advisor and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus a “theorist.” William received a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar. His doctoral study on the formulation of economic policy following the Great Crash of 1929 was supervised by Keynes’ leading student, Richard Kahn (author of the foundational paper on “the multiplier”). Dr. Janeway went on to found the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance. Currently, he serves as a Teaching Visitor at the Princeton University Economics Department and Visiting Scholar in the Economics Faculty of Cambridge University. He is a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council, and a co-founder and member of the Governing Board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). In September 2012, he was granted the honorary honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by HM the Queen “for services to education in support of Cambridge University and to UK/US relations.”
Michelle Linford – Executive Director at EPIK Deliberate Digital
Michelle Linford is the Executive Director of EPIK Deliberate Digital. EPIK was created in 2014 to facilitate cross-sector collaboration around positive digital citizenship for youth. This year, EPIK’s work is dedicated to hosting the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit (see DigCitSummit.com), which will be focused on building a global Positive Digital Citizenship Movement. In her role at EPIK, Michelle has been invited to speak on local, national, and international panels, addressing topics such as education, civic engagement, digital citizenship, and collective impact (collaborative community change). She is thrilled to join with others at GlobalMindED to talk about one of her passions: leveraging technology to build meaningful human connections. Michelle also has a passion for mentoring and working with college students. She spent a decade on an advisory board for the undergraduate business program at her alma mater, Brigham Young University. Her focus was on student internships and women in business.