Michela O’Connor Abrams
Michela O’Connor Abrams is president and CEO of Dwell, the award-winning design brand founded in 2000 by Lara Deam. Michela’s fourteen years of leadership at Dwell has led to General Excellence at the National Magazine Awards, top sponsored event honors at Folio’s Marketing Awards, finalist in the corporate category for the prestigious National Design Awards, finalist for Folio’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards, and national recognition for both circulation growth and newsstand sales. In 2005, she conceived and launched Dwell on Design. Now in its eleventh year, it was recently designated Folio’s best overall B2C event and is the largest design show in the U.S.
Hinaleimoana is a leader, teacher, kumu hula and cultural practitioner. Her roots are found on Oʻahu yet she has family ties throughout Hawaiʻi. She currently teaches incarcerated men within the prison system and can often be found helping many in her family and social circles. Hinaleimoana became a highly recognized face amongst other Kanaka Maoli pro-independence advocates after the continued success of her documentary film “Kumu Hina” and the youth friendly rendering entitled “A Place In The Middle”. Among her highest accolades are the White House Challenge Award for Social Change given by Hawaiʻiʻs own President Barack Obama and the Nat'l Education award for social justice in Hawaiʻi.
Rosa Say is a workplace culture coach determined to reinvent our workplaces value by value, making them healthier and more rewarding for us all. As founder of Say Leadership Coaching, Rosa is hired as an expert coach on values-based management, and as a change agent leading business in organizational culture design. She is widely known for her work leading the Managing with Aloha movement within Hawai‘i and internationally, work which draws from her 30-year career in the resort hospitality industry and residential resort development.
Jordan is the cofounder of The Art of Charm and host of The Art of Charm Podcast. The Art of Charm has been covered by Forbes, NPR, the Today Show, Esquire Magazine, Saturday Night Live and MSNBC. A former Wall Street attorney, Jordan has spent several years abroad including Europe, South America, and the Middle East, and speaks 5 languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through warzones and been kidnapped twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.
Award-winning journalist and publisher. Entrepreneur and leader of successful companies. Innovator and thought leader. Brad Inman is all of these – and more.
He is founder and sole owner of Inman, real estate’s leading name in news, information and innovation since 1983. In addition, his Inman-branded real estate business and technology conferences bring thousands of thought leaders together each year to share best practices and promote innovation. Countless new products and companies – and successful real estate professionals – have been launched as a result of their attendance at Inman conferences.
Errol is the chief industry development officer for Zillow Group and is responsible for industry relations strategy and business-to-business product development and tools in the Zillow Group brand portfolio. He joined Zillow in 2014.
Errol has more than 20 years of experience in technology and the real estate industry. He has been named one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the U.S. for seven consecutive years. Previously, Errol held the roles of chief strategy officer and chief revenue officer at Move, Inc. While at Move, he was also president of Realtor.com from 2007 to 2014, and president of Top Producer Systems from 2003 to 2007.
With over 30 books and reports analyzing the changes impacting the residential real estate industry, Stefan is widely recognized as the leading visionary on real estate trends. He is Chairman of the Swanepoel T3 Group, Editor-in-Chief of the SP200, Host of the T3 Summit and CEO of T3 Sixty, a sought-after management consulting company. His academic accomplishments include a: bachelor’s in science, a master’s in business economics and diplomas in arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, computer science and marketing. Stefan has been featured on over 18 bestseller lists including the: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Huffington Post.
Dogan Cuceloglu, Ph.D.
After graduating from the University of Istanbul, Dogan obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Illinois in 1967. Since then, Dr. Cuceloglu held positions at a number of academic institutions both in Turkey and in the U.S. His primary interest is in the area of Interpersonal Communications. He has over forty research articles published both in Turkish and in English. Dr. Cuceloglu conducts workshops, gives seminars and lectures in the area of interpersonal communication and effective leadership in family, education and business. He is also active in social media with over one million followers and frequently appears on tv programs on social-psychological issues in Turkey.
Matthew Ferrara has been speaking to audiences around the world since 1991. As a keynote speaker, Matthew speak to groups in real estate, technology, marketing, management, leadership and finance around the world. As a writer and photographer, his work focuses on creative techniques and noble strategies to envision new ways of delivering the finest experiences for any organization. His commitment is to deliver results, so each event is a self-contained growth experience of good ideas and inspiration, with no sales pitch.
Every Four Seasons has its unique features, says Sanjiv Hulugalle – and he ought to know. Over nearly two decades with the company, Hulugalle has held management positions at more than a dozen properties, from city hotels to island resorts. But even looking back fondly, he can’t recall another destination quite like the one he is managing now. “You’re not living the dream unless you’ve been here,” he says of Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, where he stepped in as General Manager in January 2015 to lead the resort’s reflagging. “What is different and significant to me now is I have never in my life seen the sheer beauty of a coastal location where it’s, like…” He pauses. “Heavenly.”
John Picard is a visionary and design innovator who understood the “internet of things” long before connectivity became the driver that it is today. Celebrated for his keen understanding of the innovative principles of natural systems designs, John connects visionary thinking with emerging technologies to drive successful projects for corporations, commercial buildings, college campuses, and even entire towns. Amongst his many noteworthy design projects are the City Center Hotel Las Vegas; the elegant Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii (the first greening of a world-renowned resort); and a 20-million-square-foot mixed-use development called Atlantic Station in Atlanta. He also conceived and built out the first LEED Platinum private jet facility called Hangar 25 in Burbank, California.