Ms. Mitzi Perdue

Mitzi Perdue is the daughter of one family business titan (her father founded the Sheraton Hotel Chain) and the widow of another, (her late husband was the family business poultry magnate, Frank Perdue), and she is also a businesswoman in her own right. She started the family wine grape business, now one of the larger suppliers of wine grapes in California. Mitzi likes nothing better than to share insider tips for successful family businesses. Her family of origin (the one that started the Sheraton Hotels) began with the family business, Henderson Estate Company, in 1840, and her Perdue family started in 1920 in the poultry business. These two families have a combined tradition of 276 years of staying together as a family. Mitzi is happy to share actionable advice on how they created and maintained their family businesses.

Mitzi speaks on how to make your family business last across the generations, and she also talks about success tips from mega-successful people.

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Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici

Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici was born in Catanzaro, Italy in the region of Calabria on November 17, 1975. His father is Alessandro de’ Medici who is descended from the famous Florentine Family. His mother is Kristina Kuharska , a descendant of Polish princes, who gave him a catholic education and inspired the young Lorenzo to apply himself to charitable causes.

He graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Salerno and argued his Thesis on the History of the Church.

At a young age, Prince Lorenzo involved himself in humanitarian organizations in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia where he saw much human suffering caused by diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and AIDS.

He funded the Polish Cemetery in Cassino, building its little Chapel. His family has also restored the Martirano Lombardo Church in Italy.  He is a Knight of the Martirano Order and General Prior of the St. Martin of Beatitudes Order.

Prince Lorenzo’s family, well-known for its philanthropy and efforts to help Polish Catholics, had the honor to welcome Pope John Paul II during his visit to Calabria.

Among its ancestors, the de’ Medici Family has three Popes: Leo X, Clemente II and Pius IV and two French queens: Mary and Catherine de’ Medici.

Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici has lived in many American and Russian cities where he opened his mind to an international vision of existence and a practical living sense and approach to relationships and culture.

His Maxim is: Let’s make the Nobility a useful service to the less fortunate.

Prince Lorenzo resides in both Rome and Los Angeles with his wife, Rosemary, and baby girl, Maddalena.

PROFESSIONAL, CULTURAL, AND HUMANITARIAN ACTIVITIES

Trade business models for Italian Companies: tourism “European Beach Resort” (Italy).

European Sales Manager of DREAMHUMMER advanced technologies for the defense industry. (Washington – USA)

Business Intelligence Manager: opening new markets, Ferrari Shop, Ferrari (Maranello)

Marketing Manager of the Hotel Caposuvero Congress Center (Calabria).

“Tribeca Film Festival” cultural section’s marketing manager and sponsor (NY-USA).

Business Developer : “Ortas Group” big buildings and logistics (Istanbul – Turkey)

Luxury trademarks development: Massimo TRULLI (Rome).

“Labortas and Karcova” – Jewelry industry’s global sales Responsible . (Kiev – USA)

“Northern Arts Entertainment” for film distribution’s Responsible .(USA).

Promoter /Organizer of Art and Culture – Made in Italy international events.

Organization of “Italian week in Moscow” (Country Club Mohabina).

Italian fashion week in Kiev-Italian promotion.

Contact point for Hungarian and Province of Nograd (Hungary) Art and Culture’s development in Italy.

MIFF, Milan International Film Festival marketing planning and consulting.

EDUCATION

MBA: in Fashion Design and Luxury Goods.

Master in Finance, specifically applied to the “made in Italy”. Alma Graduate School, Bologna.

Master in Company’s International Business Communication and media Management applied to international marketing.(Trent University of Nottingham, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Communications Academy in Milan).

Political Sciences Degree, international applicability (Salerno University). Degree’s Thesis on the History of the Church and Monastic Orders. Thesis on Argentine politics and studies on Renaissance History.

Movie Directing Academic Diploma (Rome Academy free University).

Movie Performances Academic Diploma at New York Film Academy (USA).

Hospitality Management Course (how to manage the attention to the customer) – MURREL (SOUTH AFRICA).

Voluntary and charitable activities in Zimbabwe with non-profit projects. (AFRICA)

Organization of campaigns to bring awareness of AIDS. (Amfar) CANNES-CALABRIA

Funds collecting for “Cold Harbor Laboratory and DNA Stuff” (scientific research on epilepsy and cancer). (NY-USA)

Knight of Catholic Order of Martirano (Calabria).

Gran Prior of St. Martin of Mount of the Beatitudes Order. (Rome)

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Mr. Uri Levin

Uri Levine (http://urilevine.com/) is a passionate serial entrepreneur and disruptor. He co-founded Waze, the world’s largest community based driving traffic and navigation app, with more than 250M drivers around the globe, which was acquired by Google on June 2013 for more than $1.1 billion.

Since then, he pursues his dream to create great value for large audiences, through the series of startups he founded. His vision is specifically intended to disrupt inefficient markets and improve under-functioning services with a focus on solving “BIG problems” and saving consumers time and money, while empowering them and changing the world for the better.

Levine is Co-Founder, Chairman or Board Member in several startups with the agenda of ‘doing good and doing well’:  FeeX, Moovit, HERE, Engie, FairFly, ZeeK, Roomer, WeTrip, Seetree, Refundit & Lifecare and always working on his next idea.

Uri has been in the high-tech business for the last 30 years, half of them in the startup scene, and has seen everything ranging from failure, middle success and extreme success.

He is also a world-class speaker on entrepreneurship, disruption, evolution vs. revolutions of markets, mobility and startups. Motivated to encourage the next generation of thinkers and innovators he also leads an academic workshop entitled “How to Build a Startup”, aimed at undergraduate and graduate level business students.

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Dr. Kira Radinsky

My passion has always been, and always will be, predictions. During my PhD and my work in Microsoft Research I was leading research in the field of Web Dynamics and Temporal Information Retrieval. I developed algorithms that leverage web knowledge and dynamics to predict future events, that enable early warning of globally impactful events (e.g. riots or diseases) by spotting clues in past and present news reports.

Currently, I am thrilled to be the director of data science of eBay, where we are building the next generation predictive data mining, deep learning and natural language processing solutions that will transform eCommerce. Previously, I co-founded SalesPredict, one of the fast-growing companies in Israel, with global presence and sales, which was acquired by eBay in 2016. We lead in the field of predictive marketing by building solutions leveraging large-scale data mining to predict sales conversions.

I write about the application of Predictive Analytics both for general good (Predictive Analytics Blog) and in business (HBR articles). I remain involved in research activities including: publishing work, organizing workshops and tutorials, and speaking at the world’s leading data mining conferences, WWW, SIGIR, AAAI and WSDM among others, and serve as a visiting Professor at the Technion.

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