Diane Tucker is an expert in designing, launching, and scaling business ventures across various industries and currently serves as the CEO of two SAAS global EdTech corporations and the COO of four corporations in the entertainment, regenerative agricultural, renewable energy, and technology industries.
Diane has over 15 years of senior executive management, operations development, and information system development. Her knowledge is paramount in creating the necessary business structures and work platforms that ensures an automated and seamless online environment for the tracking, operations management, and customer relationship building of any business venture.
Advisory Council Chair
Amy Valentine has been called a social rabble rouser, a turnaround strategist and a fighter of the status quo in K-12 education. She has served as a teacher, school leader and executive director.
Amy is a staunch supporter of educators, a believer in the promise of new technologies, and remains above all an irrepressible optimist on system-level change. She leads Future of School, the first-ever public charity dedicated to bringing all kids’ learning opportunities into the 21st century.
Amy has appeared onstage at DLAC and iNACOL and in dozens of panels, sharing insights on digital learning, equity and access.
Areas of Expertise:
START UP – Investment, Operations, HR, & Sales
Dave Pierce is a serial start up entrepreneur and advisor where he has facilitated multiple investment raise activities in renewable energy ranging from $12-70MM (solar, carbon capture, ceramic batteries, geothermal voltaic, waste-to-energy) digital technology, education - $100MM and was key in establishing corporate operational functions within the various companies.
CLIMATE CHANGE – Renewables,
TECHNOLOGY – Software & Applications,
Program Committee Chair
Jasmin Johnson is an educational leader who strives to make learning innovative, engaging, and cutting edge for students. Jasmin believes that all students are capable of learning and can be successful despite the color of their skin, income level, religion, and gender. With over 11 years of teaching experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, she holds a Masters of Science in Educational Administration from National University, California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Certificate of Eligibility for her Preliminary Administrative Credential. She is the founder of All Aspects Education and All Aspects Academy.
Phil Kasiecki is a software engineer and technology industry champion. After graduating with a degree in electrical and computer engineering from Northeastern University, he began a career that has spanned multiple industries and software technologies, most recently at Raytheon Technologies. He has developed a wide variety of software and is working to leave the world of technology better than it was when he entered it.
Phil serves on the Workforce Development Committee of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance and is part of the event committee for the Granite State Code Camp, is an industry mentor for a senior programming course at MIT and the Black Technology Mentorship Program, and frequently works with students looking to enter software engineering either at an early age or later in life by way of a career change. He is also a mentor in the Hack Diversity Program and an active networker who has written and spoken about the subject and was also part of the committee behind LinkedIn Local Manchester in New Hampshire, a chapter of a game-changing networking event movement in recent years.
Chet W. Sisk
Chet W. Sisk -- Is a Futurist, author and visionary. Chet’s focus is on developing organizations and individuals that can thrive and succeed in a time of massive change affected by climate change, technological evolution and social/political disruption.
Chet has spoken on these subjects at the United Nations in 2015 and 2017. He has presented in almost 30 different countries, including South Africa, Albania, Malaysia, Nigeria, The Netherlands and Bahrain. As a Futurist, Chet’s push is to merge Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into our re-imagination of society and the future. All of the challenges and opportunities facing our community right now are intimately related to our DEI position.
Chet is the founder of The UBR climate strong initiative, an organization created to fund and counsel businesses that bring climate resilience and adaptation to communities of color specifically and our overall community in general. He’s written several books on personal and corporate change, he was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa and considers popcorn one of the important food groups.