About the Speakers
CEO & Founder, Women in the Boardroom
Sheila Ronning is CEO & Founder of Women in the Boardroom, a professional membership organization providing senior-level executive women with the tools, knowledge, and connections for corporate board service.
Considered a pioneer in the industry and by her peers, Sheila broke the mold in 2002 with the launch of Women in the Boardroom, by being the first to form such an organization with customized executive training programs and networking opportunities, creating a proven program and process for women to enter board service.
Since its founding, Sheila has grown Women in the Boardroom into an organization with international outreach across multiple industries and countless private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies.
President and Chief Executive Officer, The DCRO Institute
David R. Koenig is the award-winning author of Governance Reimagined:
Organizational Design, Risk, and Value Creation and The Board Member’s Guide
to Risk. He has served on both for-profit and non-profit boards and as a chief
executive officer. He created corporate risk management programs at three
different companies and has managed complex financial portfolios in excess of
tens of billions of dollars in size. He is the President and CEO of The DCRO
Institute, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Risk Management in
Financial Institutions, is the founder of the Directors and Chief Risk Officers group
(the DCRO), and is a co-founder of the Professional Risk Managers International
Author,Digital Transformation Catalyst & Innovation Coach, Inspiring Next
Ripi Singh is an innovation coach focused on digital transformation for a purpose. A former Professor of engineering, former R&D executive from fortune 500, author of 19 books, advisor to 7 institutes, editor for 2 international journals, Ripi has delivered over 30 keynote lectures around digital transformation in 10 countries since Covid. He serves as US expert for ISO 56000 on innovation management and Vice Chair for Global Interest Group on Industry 4.0 for infrastructure safety.
For this 4.0 work, American Society for NDT just awarded him the 2022 Robert McMaster Gold Medal. In addition, he has won President of Indian Cash Prize for outstanding research, Calcutta convention award for Excellence in Technical Education, and was awarded US Citizenship for outstanding abilities in 2007. He holds a PhD in Engineering and MS in Business Strategy, being a university valedictorian throughout.
He has failed to deliver on more than a dozen occasions, and yet that does not discourage him to venture into the unknown, every now and then. A creative artist at heart, an engineer by training, with courage to fail (stupidity) is what makes him an innovator.