THOUGHT LEADER SERIES

The goal of the Thought Leader Series is to broaden our collective imagination for how we can shape the future of happiness through our ideas and actions.

Anil Sipahimalani

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Anil Sipahimalani Medical Director, Cigna Health Dr. Anil Sipahimalani is a Medical Director at Cigna and has been with the company since 2008. He is involved in clinical and operational oversight for disease management and health and wellness programs, on both the medical and behavioral sides. He is passionate about using technology…

Bjorn Lee

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Bjorn Lee Founder, Mind Fi Bjorn Lee is a serial entrepreneur of tech startups in Singapore and Silicon Valley and also a keen student of mindfulness. He doesn’t consider that a paradox. During his 2nd startup in 2011, Bjorn attended his 1st 10-day meditation retreat in northern India. Since then, he has…

Jonathan Palley

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Jonathan Palley Co-founder and CEO, Spire Inc. For the past 17 years, Jonathan Palley has been leading teams to develop products that leverage data and analytics to transform complex industries and problems. For example, he co-founded the first on-demand learning platform in Asia, built one of the largest data sharing platforms in…

Pooja Devendran

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Pooja Devendran Founder and CEO, Novolux Pooja Devendran is the Founder of Novolux. She has a passion for integrating science, technology, and management and she has decades of experience in disrupting healthcare delivery through innovation. Pooja is a hospital executive with 19 years of experience in healthcare management. She has managed over…

Jen Moss

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Jen Moss Co-founder, Plasticity Labs Honored as the 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year, Jennifer Moss and her groundbreaking work on the power of happiness are transforming hundreds of schools and companies. Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into…

Michelle Gielan

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Michelle Gielan Best-selling Author, Broadcasting Happiness Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Executive Producer…

Mikey Siegel

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Mikey Siegel Stanford Lecturer and Co-founder of Consciousness Hacking After working at NASA and MIT, Consciousness Technologist Mikey Siegel began to ponder another use for technology: facilitating extraordinary states of wellbeing by helping to reduce stress and increase joy. So how DO we "hack" consciousness? He has some thoughts about that. Mikey…

Paula Felps

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Paula Felps Live Happy Science Editor Live Happy Science Editor Paula Felps has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 1998. Covering topics ranging from health and fitness to luxury cars and travel to business and technology, she has written for such publications as Executive Travel, American Driver, Self, HI Luxury, Forbes and…

Shawn Achor

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Shawn Achor NYT Best-selling Author, The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of…

Laura Sniderman

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Laura Sniderman Major Accounts Manager, Muse: The Brain-Sensing Headband Laura is a part of Muse’s Wellness and Performance team, devoted to working with practitioners and organizations to help individuals learn how to meditate and cultivate healthy lifestyles. Laura is trained in Humanistic Studies at McGill University with a specialization in the psychology…

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr

THOUGHT LEADER SERIES Dr. Aisha Bin Butti Bishr Director General, Smart Dubai Initiative In just under 30 years, Dubai has become a world leader in technology and innovation.  Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai’s citywide smart city transformation. She believes strongly…