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Peter Adams
Vice President, Business Strategy, Aldrich Technology LP

Peter Adams leads business strategy for Aldrich Technology. Prior to Aldrich, Peter founded and ran Lighthouse Information Systems, a West Coast technology consultancy focused on leading clients through technological and operational challenges in order to promote growth and facilitate successful systems. While running Lighthouse for more than 35 years, Peter served clients across countless industries, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, medical device production and technology. Before Lighthouse, he worked as a deployment specialist in the healthcare information systems arena. His approach to IT work lies in consulting clients through complex projects to achieve their ultimate business objectives.

Peter is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz in Biology and Chemistry and of Oxford University’s Advanced Management Program (AMP). Outside of work, he is a sailor, a Coxswain in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and a Black Belt martial arts instructor.

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Christopher Argent
Editor in Chief, Generation CFO

Chris champions the “yin yang” of holistic finance business partnering enabled by digital finance transformation. He calls his work the “Digital Finance Core”. It’s a set of models and methods he has created over the last 15 years. He explains more in his upcoming book: The Good Mixer - The Digital CFO Opportunity.

Chris’s earlier career focused on business partnering, performance and growth strategy, then finance transformation and technology.

Technology is part of his expertise, but it’s not the focus, as talent and change strategy is required before successful implementation and sustained performance.

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Robert Baker
Operations Manager at Bagcraft

Robert is currently the Operations Manager at Novolex, Inc. and is responsible for the Bagcraft – Vancouver manufacturing and supply chain operations. Bagcraft produces food service and industrial papers.

From 2006-2013 Robert was the Factory Manager at the Tetra Pak facility in Vancouver, Washington

U of O (Oklahoma) undergrad U of O (Oregon) MBA

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Gianluca Bisceglie
Founder & CEO, Visyond

Technologist, strategist, private equity executive and entrepreneur with broad international experience across both mature and emerging markets.

Gianluca is the Founder and Chief Executive of Visyond, an Excel-compatible collaborative spreadsheet, analysis, presentation and reporting platform that connects, automates and tracks everything whilst safeguarding sensitive information.Gianluca holds an MEng in Electronics Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) and an MBA with Distinction from London Business School. To learn more visit

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Dave Bookbinder
Managing Director at B. Riley Financial

Known as a collaborative consultant, Dave serves client companies of all sizes and industries in the area of valuation advisory. Working closely with business owners, CFOs, Controllers, CEOs and their trusted advisers, Dave strives to build relationships that add value for the long term.

Dave has conducted valuations of the securities and intangible assets of public and private companies for various purposes including M&A, financial reporting, stock-based compensation, exit strategy, and strategic planning. Among the many types of intellectual property and intangible assets that Dave has valued are human capital assets (people!).

Dave believes that people really are an organization’s most valuable asset and is the author of a #1 best-selling book called The NEW ROI: Return on Individuals, which explores the impact that people have on the value of a business.

It’s an axiom in business that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Business performance, business valuation - it’s all managed by the numbers. While Dave has spent a great deal of time ‘inside’ the numbers, he has learned that the real stories and lessons-learned occur ‘behind the numbers.’ Dave hosts a talk show called Behind The Numbers where he and his guests discuss what matters most in business.

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Kip Boyle
CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities

Cyber Risk Opportunities company focuses on enabling executives to become more proficient cyber risk managers so their organizations can thrive. Kip and his team provide access to the people, expertise and tools their clients need to manage the risks to the digital assets of their companies—whether those assets are cash, intellectual property, identities or confidential client information.

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