Webinar: Business Transformation: Drive Change and Create a Culture of Innovation

June 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm


Mark Thompson is the World's #1 Leadership Coach for Transformational Growth, Team Engagement and Driving Change.  He will be joined by his clients,  Amir Faintuch (SVP and GM, Intel Corporation) and Keiko Honda (EVP and CEO of MIGA, World Bank Group).  Hear how he has inspired these leaders to manage their teams and drive innovative change.  Specific topics include:

  • Engaging leaders and teams not only to embrace change, but lead organizational transformation
  • Reducing the fear of failure for disruptive ideas
  • Creating incentive systems that reward those that challenge “business as usual”
  • Empowering employees at every level in an international organization to increase inclusivity.

This webinar is open to the public.

There will be a 45 minute discussion followed by 30 minutes of Q & A.

Presenters: Mark Thompson, Amir Faintuch, and Keiko Honda
Host: Carol Kauffman

Mark Thompson is the World’s #1 Leadership Coach for Transformational Growth, Team Engagement and Driving Change, according to the American Management Association.

Dr. Thompson is an expert on executive leadership, business strategy, and innovation who has spent over 25 years leading teams and building companies from the ground up. He delivers actionable, valuable and practical advice for leaders at all levels of an organization.

New York Times bestselling author Mark C. Thompson is a leadership coach for the world’s fastest growing, most innovative companies—from LYFT CEO & Cofounder Logan Green, Pinterest Cofounder Evan Sharp and World Bank CEO Dr. Jim Kim, to founders Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins and Charles Schwab, for whom he served as the world’s first CXO—Chief Customer Experience Officer. 

Forbes Magazine says Mark has the ‘Midas’ touch as a sought-after coach, speaker and venture investor.  His New York Times bestselling books include: ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value; Now Build a Great Business; and Success Built to Last - Creating a Life that Matters, Mark is also an Innovation Leadership columnist for Forbes.com, Inc.com and FastCompany.com. His most recent bestseller ADMIRED is a primer on how the world’s “Most Admired Companies” achieve long-term success and growth as well as the qualities that are common to “Most Admired Leaders”.

Mark was Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Experience Officer, and the Executive Producer of Schwab.com which today has assets over $3 Trillion. He is a co-founding advisor of Sir Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centres.

Mark is a founding advisor of the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab and served as a visiting scholar at his alma mater, Stanford University, and adjunct faculty at the World Economic Forum, World Business Forum, and John F. Kennedy University.

A successful venture capitalist over the last two decades, Mark was as an early investor in companies like Facebook, Netflix and founding board member of Esurance. He has been a Board Member for many well-known technology, biotech and retail companies, including: Best Buy, Korn Ferry, and Interwoven (now owned by HP). He was the Chairman of the Board for Rioport, which popularized the MP3 player prior to the iPod.

Among Mark’s passions are music and Broadway. Mark serves as a founding Board of Directors member for Smule, the top music app company on iTunes which has over 125 million users worldwide. As a Broadway producer, Mark’s plays have earned ten nominations and five Tony Awards.

Amir Faintuch joined Intel in 2014 and has led a major engineering transformation focused on increasing Intel’s product competitiveness and predictability and unleashing operational effectiveness across the organization. This transformation includes redefining critical core IPs, updating development methodologies, growing our talent, and introducing the Multi-Wave Product Development model that creates more opportunities within each manufacturing node to deliver performance improvements and architectural enhancements, leveraging Moore’s Law to strengthen Intel’s product roadmap.

Prior to joining Intel, Faintuch was president of Qualcomm Atheros, a large subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., where he managed the company’s networking, connectivity infrastructure and emerging Internet of Things semiconductor businesses. He also managed worldwide technical execution growing the business into a leadership position on a large scale, spanning multiple wireless and wired technologies across market segments.

Faintuch earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Haifa University in Israel. He also holds a dual MBA degree in high technology management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University.

Keiko Honda joined The World Bank in 2013 as Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Honda, a Japanese national, from McKinsey and Co where she was a Director. Honda has also served on a number of Japanese government committees including the Council of Regulatory Reform for Prime Minister Koizumi and several earlier administrations. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Committee on the Promotion of EPAs/FTAs of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and is also a board member of the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research. She holds a BA from Ochanomizu University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.