As founder and CEO of Mindset Digital, Debra Jasper, PhD, applies her deep passion for powerful storytelling to helping professionals capture attention in a digital age. Debra has given talks to more than 50,000 professionals around the world, from the Australian Global Internet Conference to Sweden’s Schibsted Academy and the Ukrainian Council of Ministers.
Today, tens of thousands of professionals are enrolled in her firm's highly visual online training courses, where they earn certifications in the Social Selling Habit and Marketing in a Social World.
Before launching her digital transformation firm, Debra directed Ohio State's Kiplinger Program in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, where she launched the first social media fellowship for journalists in the world—working with CNN, 60 Minutes, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other top newsrooms. Debra spent more than a decade as an award-winning journalist, covering presidential campaigns and state politics and producing in-depth, investigative projects. She earned two degrees in journalism, along with a PhD in Educational Policy and Leadership from Ohio State (she wrote her dissertation on the art of powerful storytelling in Appalachia).
As part of her work, Debra is immersed in studying mega trends, micro trends, and culture shifts, as well as leading digital transformations that move legacy workforces from reluctance to relevance. In this time of short attention spans and hyper-distraction, she also teaches leaders how to write and present with clarity and impact.
Pulitzer Prize–Winning Investigative Reporter
Conference Finale | Wednesday, May 6 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ronan Farrow is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, where his investigative reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the National Magazine Award, and the George Polk Award, among other honors. His latest book, Catch and Kill is a New York Times bestseller, and the companion podcast has topped the Apple Podcast charts. Ronan is also currently producing documentaries for HBO. He previously worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at MSNBC and NBC News with his print commentary and reporting appearing in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Before his career in journalism, he served as a State Department official in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence. Farrow has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People and one of GQ's Men of the Year. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a member of the New York Bar. He recently completed a Ph.D. in political science at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.