Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Thought Leader Forum presented by Salt River Project.

We were honored to present Mark Bonsall, of Salt River Project, with the Dwight Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award and Southwest Airlines with the Kerry Dunne Sustaining Leadership Award for their commitment to the #PHXEastValley.

It was a pleasure hearing from all of our speakers. Starting with the intro into the economic forecast from Rhonda Curtis, of Wells Fargo, and the economic forecast provided by Gary Schlossberg of Wells Capital Management.

It was an honor to have Dr. Panch, of Arizona State University, as our keynote speaker addressing Innovation Through Disruption. “You have to have an innovative culture, and an innovative mindset; in order to create an innovative skill set,” said Dr. Panch.

And finally, thank you to Ellie Casson, of Waymo, for discussing how innovation is driving our region to become a hub for autonomous vehicles and more.

This event would not have been possible without all of our wonderful event sponsors;