Dr. Nancy Roberts
Dr. Nancy Roberts is a Professor of Defense Analysis and Professor of Strategic Management in Monterey, California. In her writing, research, and consulting, Dr. Roberts uses Design Thinking to assist business and government leaders in becoming more creative and innovative problem solvers and decision makers. Her expertise lies in helping others navigate wicked problem territory with an open mind, a spirit of exploration and experimentation, and a conviction that collaborative, networked intelligence can make a difference in addressing our wicked problems.
An award winning broadcast journalist who was part of the team that launched CNN in June of 1980, Lee has spent the last twenty years advising towering names in corporations across the globe. Lee teaches executives how to improve and manage both internal and external communications. He is also a trusted crisis counselor who is frequently called upon to help corporations deal with the most wicked problems of all - protecting their reputation and brand.
Liam Fahey has 30 plus years of experience researching, consulting and leading projects in and around the domain of wicked problems. His work in marketplace intelligence, environmental scanning, scenarios and competitive gaming provides a variety of points of departure to diagnosing and resolving the business challenges inherent in wicked problems. He is the author/editor of eight books and over 50 articles and book chapters. He is the co-founder and executive director of Leadership Forum Inc and Clinical Professor of Management at Babson College.
Graduating with an Honours degree in French and Spanish, Nick began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising in London becoming Joint Managing Director nine years later. He was one of the founders of M&C Saatchi Worldwide in 1995 becoming Chairman, Europe in 2004. In 2007 he founded a new independent communications agency now called George & Dragon London.
Nick Greenstock is Managing Director at Gatehouse Advisory Partners, a company he founded in 2010 with Sir Jeremy Greenstock and Sir David Manning. Nick works with governments, business and civil society to identify and interpret critical geopolitical themes – and is the primary contact for the Gatehouse expert network (of over 500 contributors).
Nick has a broad corporate experience – he worked for RBS for eight years, and before that worked in management consulting and corporate affairs; in a previous incarnation Nick also played rugby professionally (Wasps, Quins and England).
Dr. Linton Wells II
Dr. Linton Wells II has more than twenty years of senior civilian leadership experience in national security affairs including service as acting Assistant Secretary of Defense and Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO). He has extensive experience in cybersecurity issues. He also led the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University which focused on emerging challenges, understanding wicked problems and innovative approaches in complex environments.
Captain Wayne Porter, U-S Navy Retired, is widely regarded as one of America’s foremost “strategic thinkers.” He holds a PhD in Information Sciences and Masters of Science degrees in both Computer Science and Joint C4I Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School. During a distinguished 28 year Military career, Wayne served as Director of Intelligence in the Persian Gulf/East Africa, and three tours on the personal staff of Admiral Mike Mullen, including Special Assistant for Strategy to both the Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Wayne retired from the Navy in July 2014.
Wayne is best known as co-author of “A National Strategic Narrative.” Published in April 2011, by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. (www.nationalstrategicnarrative.org).