DisrupTV is a weekly Web series with hosts R "Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. The audience can expect A-list guests, the latest enterprise news, hot startups, insight from influencers, and much more. Tweet questions to #DisrupTV or @DisrupTVShow. We broadcast live on Zoom.
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Founder and CEO
Whitney Johnson is the CEO of human capital consultancy Disruption Advisors, an Inc. 5000 2020 fastest-growing private company in America. One of the fifty leading business thinkers in the world (#14) as named by Thinkers50, Whitney and her team are expert at helping people grow their people to grow their organization.
Having worked at Fortune 100 companies, been an award-winning equity analyst on Wall Street, invested with Harvard’s Clayton Christensen, and coached alongside the renowned Marshall Goldsmith, Whitney understands how companies work, how investors think, and how the best coaches coach–––all of which she brings to her work in coaching CEOs and C-Suite executives. Whitney works with high growth venture-backed start-ups and Fortune 100 companies across a variety of sectors including consumer goods, technology, higher education and financial services. In 2017, she was selected from more than 16,000 candidates as a “Top 15 Coach” by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.
She is the award-winning author of Disrupt Yourself (Harvard Business Press, 2019), a world-class keynote speaker, and frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning. She is a popular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, has 1.8 million followers on LinkedIn, where she was selected as a Top Voice in 2020, and her course on Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship has been viewed more than 1 million times.
Whitney was the cofounder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, through which they invested in and led the $8 million seed round for South Korea’s Coupang (NASDAQ: CPNG), currently valued at more than $70 billion. She was involved in fund formation, capital raising, and the development of the fund’s strategy.
As a former award-winning Wall Street stock analyst, Whitney understands momentum and growth. She was an Institutional Investor–ranked equity research analyst for eight consecutive years, rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker. As an equity analyst, stocks under coverage included America Movil (NYSE: AMX), Televisa (NYSE: TV) and Telmex (NYSE: TMX), which accounted for roughly 40% of Mexico’s market capitalization. She hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast (guests have included Simon Sinek, Brené Brown, and Zaza Pachulia).
She hosts the weekly LinkedIn Live Calm Amidst Chaos and publishes a popular weekly newsletter. Whitney is married, has two children, and lives in Lexington, VA. For more information, please visit www.whitneyjohnson.com
Follow her on Twitter: @johnsonwhitney
Pat is currently Co-founder and CEO of Bitwave, the world's first Enterprise Digital Assets Platform bringing cryptocurrencies, tokens, and other digital assets to the worlds largest companies. They help with accounting, taxes, AR / AP, secure DApps, and more.
Pat was formerly a principal engineer and chief architect on Cisco Spark. Formerly, he was the CEO of Synata, a San Francisco startup that provides enterprise search software to cloud-enabled businesses. He has spent the last decade building software at companies such as Intuit, Microsoft, Ally Software, VistaConnect, S3/Diamond Multimedia, Fortify Software (now HP Security), and CyberArts.
Pat has extensive experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, Exchange, .NET / ASP.NET, Salesforce.com, and Google Apps, as well as expertise in enterprise search products such as FAST, Autonomy, and Google Search Appliance.
His passion has always been for start-ups, so growing a successful software company with an incredible team is a dream come true.
Follow him on Twitter: @patwhite
Sarah Stein Greenberg
Author of CREATIVE ACTS FOR CURIOUS PEOPLE: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways
For over a decade, Executive Director Sarah Stein Greenberg has helped lead the d.school, an interdisciplinary institute at Stanford that nurtures creative thinkers and doers and helps spread the methods of design. Today the d.school reaches undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty at universities around the world, social sector & corporate leaders, and K12 educators. Sarah is the author of Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways(September 2021, Ten Speed Press).In the classroom Sarah likes to teach at the intersection of design and social impact. She has taught the d.school’s foundational class Design Thinking Bootcamp, an experimental course called Design Thinking for Public Policy Innovators, and the long-running, high impact Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, whose students have gone on to design products and services that have helped over 100 million people worldwide. Sarah likes to tinker with old educational formats and adapt them to today’s learners; one of those experiments launched the d.school’s short-format Pop-Up / Pop-Out course series.Sarah shepherded the d.school’s 2014 exploration of the future of undergraduate learning at Stanford, resulting in innovative and radical ideas about the form and nature of college entitled “Stanford 2025.” This project exploredspeculative futures in which schools offer “missions, not majors,” and higher education is based on an “open-loop university” model in which the norm is for people to weave higher education into their lives over the course of many decades.Sarah holds anMBA from Stanford University and a BA in History from Oberlin College, and the foundations of her humanistic worldview comes from the years she spent at a Quaker school, Germantown Friends. Among other creative pursuits she spends her free time scuba diving and taking photographs underwater. Her obsession with marine invertebrates continues to grow.
Follow her on Twitter: @steingreenberg