Sherri Elliott-Yeary/You Can Have It All Just Not All at Once and Ties to Tattoos
Sherri Elliott-Yeary is known as the Generational Guru and a leading expert on the generational differences in the workplace. She consults with C-level leaders on organization-wide strategies to reduce attrition costs, increase profitability and create agile workforces able to adapt to ongoing change. Sherri’s clients gain a competitive advantage in attracting, retaining and managing top talent. Her strategic expertise as the generational expert helps her clients refine their business model and practices by integrating cross-generational market trends into the company strategy.
Sherri advises CEOs, executives, business owners and Boards of Directors, often serving as an external expert and coach to create cultures of agility and innovation. She consults to Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations from a variety of industries. Her expertise in the field of generational differences ensures her clients’ increased profitability, productivity and the ability to adapt in today’s changing market place.
Byron Reese/Infinite Progress: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty and War
A frequent traveler to destinations rooted in the past, such as Cuba and North Korea, Byron Reese speculates on and writes about what the future of the world will be like. As a regular speaker at international, leading-edge conferences, such as SXSW, NAB, Wolfram Data Summit, IAB, and PICNIC, he delivers talks with the art of a storyteller about history, technology, and the coming golden age of humanity.
Synthesizing history and the advances of technology, Reese makes an extremely compelling case that the future will soon see the end the five main plagues of human existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war. And while he is clearly an optimist, he considers himself a reasoned one and is quick to point out that over the entire span of human history, the optimists have been right virtually all the time.
With this in mind, Byron has outlined our inevitable future in Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War (Greenleaf Book Group, March 2013), one in which readers are sure to come away from inspired and excited about what awaits them.
A native Texan, Reese attained his BA in Economics at Rice University, and went on to create two technology-based businesses that he later sold. He now oversees R&D for Demand Media, a content and social media brand company that operates websites such as eHow and Cracked.com.
Reese currently resides in Austin with his wife and four children.
Dee Doanes/The Man With the Green Suitcase
Dee Doanes is the author of The Man With the Green Suitcase, her first fiction novel.
The book has gotten rave reviews from critics which include the Midwest Book Review. She has previously published short stories and poetry. She has a deep passion for writing and has been writing since the age of five.
Doanes has a background in copywriting, communications, and social media.
She’s active in several charities and conducts a youth poetry workshop for the Atlanta Writers Club Youth Writing Camp, and is the former co-chair of the Writing in the Schools Program for Georgia Writers.
Doanes lives in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys spending time with her daughter and parents. Doanes’ mother encouraged her to read and to be creative while growing up. In her spare time she enjoys attending writing events and workshops, fitness training, collecting art, world travel, and gourmet cooking.