Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, PhD

Wayne State University

Best selling author, speaker, researcher and consultant. Dr. Guerra-Lopez is Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Needs Assessment & Evaluation (IFNAE), and works with organizations to improve performance by aligning initiatives, programs, and processes to strategic objectives. She is internationally recognized for her participatory approaches to needs assessment and performance analysis, and her track record for designing innovative solutions and effective implementation strategies.

She has also worked with clients in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe to develop strategic monitoring and evaluation systems to drive strategy implementation, support management decision-making, learning, continuous performance improvement and accountability

Gonzalo Rodrigez Villanueva, Roger Kaufman Award 2015


Gonzalo presentara la experiencia de desarrollo de la Megarregion Arizona-Sonora (Ari-Son) conectando 6 ciudades en Sonora, Mexico, con otras 4 ciudades en Arizona, y creando mas de 15,000 nuevos empleos y cientos de nuevas empresas a traves de la iniciativa gestada en el Performance Improvement Institute.

Gonzalo es el director del capitulo ISPI Mexico creado en 2009 y director ejecutivo del ecosistema Yaqui Valley en Ari-Son.

Diego Fernandez, Secretario de Integracion Social y Urbana de Bs As


Diego Fernandez is the leader of a innovative transformation of the slums of Villa 31 in Buenos Aires into a new integrated neighborhood, Barrio 31. Diego was awarded the RKA for social innovation and will share his experience with all participants in a special session.

Gulllermo Mazier

Design Thinking expert

Guillermo is a global consulting executive and keynote speaker who has had the privilege to teach and work with over 12,700 government, corporate and university leaders such as the European Union, The Inter-American Development Bank, US Travel Association, University of Waterloo, Tennessee Valley Authority and some of the most notable cities and companies in the world.

He help cities and companies community organizations unlock innovation to feel more confident about their growth/impact/future. 

Surse Pierpoint

Colon Panama

Surse Pierpoint, CEO and director of the Colon Free Zone and ISPI Panama chapter will present and discuss the experience of Colon City transformation currently in its third year. Surse will bring his unique perspective as both a sponsor and champion of Colon's transformation and a critical and committed member of Colon's community.

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Roger Kaufman, PhD., CPT

Presenter, US

Roger Kaufman is a world authority and pioneer in strategic planning for social impact. Dr. Kaufman will present his unique experiences from US to Australia to Latin America in developing Megaplanning, a methodology for aligning organizations goals with measurable social impact.

Roger is founder of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), author of 32 books and professor Emeritus of the Florida State University and Research Professor at the Performance Improvement institute, first PhD, MBI and MSI of ISPI on social and organizational performance improvement.

Mariano Bernardez, PhD., CPT

Executive Director, Performance Improvement Institute, US

Mariano Bernardez will present his experiences and methodology for urban transformation and organizational social impact in US, Mexico, Panama, Argentina and Europe.

Bernardez is the author of six books in social and organizational performance and will discuss and apply his methodology for measuring and increasing social ROI for organizations.

Klaus Wittkhun


Klaus Wittkuhn is an expert in system thinking and models with vast experience in all the world. Klaus will help participants develop systemic models to address city challenges

Lynn Kearny

US, California

An expert in collaborative visual design, Lynn will conduct an application workshop with the participants

John B. Lazar

Community Coaching and faccilitation

John has been a human performance improvement consultant and coach since 1983, and an executive coach to CEOs, executives and senior managers since 1995. Through his customized, blended solutions, individual leaders and their teams develop effective leadership and management practices, improve their communications and coordination of action, develop and align their teams, and produce breakthrough results

Joe Slatter

Design Thinking expert

An engaging and dynamic speaker, Joe is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations of all kinds achieve and maintain high performance through self-leadership, collaboration and design thinking. His practical and personable style inspires people to activate their best self and to collaborate to drive organizational growth.

Roger Addison


Roger Addison is an expert in Performance Architecture, a methodology to bring social systems and cities to sustainable change. Roger will help participants identify and develop opportunities.

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