Technology Module and Integration Yield Engineer
Dr. Idemudia J. Airuoyo (JJ) holds a bachelor’s in physics from Fisk University and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Colorado School of Mines. Currently, Dr. Airuoyo is a Technology Development Module & Integration Yield Engineer at Intel in Portland, Oregon. In this role, he is responsible for first-of-a-kind (FOK) tool installations and qualification, defect reduction, and factory operational development via automated solutions.
Outside of work, Dr. Airuoyo enjoys playing golf, tennis, and table tennis. He’s also a dedicated Arsenal fan. He is passionate about mentoring young people of color and climate activism. JJ is invested in the fight against climate change, especially the looming climate crisis in the sub-Saharan African region.
Chief Executive Officer
Patrice Barber is a recovering engineer, digital marketing tech leader, serial entrepreneur and international speaker. She is Founder/ CEO of Career Con-X, a SaaS Personal Branding Platform that connects business leaders to their Top 100 influencers for mission driven opportunities taking 87% of executives from “looking” to “landed” in under 90 days. Career Con-X platform provides a contact management app, online accelerator program and personal branding services to build a powerful sphere of influence with 20-50% more engagement in 15 minutes a day, attracting hidden opportunities, starting and scaling new business ventures driven by personal brand. Patrice has been featured in CoBiz Magazine, Denver Business Journal, Denver Post, Prospector, KNUS radio, is a frequent speaker at international entrepreneurial events, and guest lecturer at University of Denver and Regis University's MBA programs. Over 25 years’ experience in both corporate leadership for teams from 3 to 300 and building multiple startups with clients spanning five countries. Successfully sold three firms with one generating over $5M in gross revenue in 18 months. Her high-energy, actionable presentations bring audiences to action. Over 25 years’ experience in both corporate leadership for teams from 3 to 300 and building multiple startups with clients spanning five countries. Successfully sold three firms with one generating over $5M in gross revenue in 18 months. Keynote presenter, frequently sharing proven strategies and cutting edge tactics for digital marketing, CRM implementations, entrepreneurship, and personal branding with people all over the world. Board Chair for TiE Denver, Pitch coach and mentor for TechStars, Rockies Venture Club, State Director Clean Tech Open, guest lecturer at Regis and Denver University’s MBA programs. Developed the entrepreneurship program in 2008 selected by the U.S. government for the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for veterans transitioning into the civilian work force. Fun facts, Patrice has climbed 10 of the 14,000 ft mountains in Colorado, grew up in 7 different countries, conversationally speaks 5 languages, enjoys single track biking and exotic beaches with scuba sites nearby to toast the sunset with family and friends.
Chief Executive Officer
Global Energy Options
John Dee is Managing Partner of the Board of Directors - Global Energy Options Holding S.A. (EU) and is CEO of Global Energy Options (US) Inc. These two companies hold diverse patents in energy and currently their operations are managed by legal and accounting companies in Luxembourg. John’s life is about his values and passion – all of which inspire his vision for making the world more habitable, as well as influencing his way of doing business. His dedication and singularity of purpose motivate his teams. As an engineer and inventor, his work has been about bringing collaborative development of projects and products for environmental sustainability in the fields of Agriculture, Industrial, Transport, Energy, Hydrogen
and Environment. After a career working as an engineer and Marketing Manager for Toshiba Medical, and establishing, as Managing Director, a Subsidiary of Fisher Imaging Inc., Northglenn CO. John launched several technologies in the Asia Pacific Region, including the foundation of Australia’s leading biological farming company, Geoflora Life Science. John was founding managing director of Soil Foodweb in Asia for Elaine Ingham the world-famous soil biologist of the USA.
President and Owner
Maggie Fouquet is an international businesswoman and entrepreneur. She has have founded and run several companies over the past 20 years. Maggie has lived in five countries, speaks four languages, and enjoys working across the world. Currently, she is the President/Owner of IBCircle, Inc. (since 2010) and involved in many international projects in Colorado, USA. Over the past few years, she was also a director of a global commercial investment company.
Her areas of expertise include:
• Product commercialization (locally & internationally);
• Sales, marketing & business development;
• B2B marketing & sales;
• Building strong teams & leadership teams;
• Thought leadership;
• Editorial themes & topics development;
• Business connecting (locally & internationally);
• Introducing companies to Colorado, USA;
• Connecting internationally-minded people & international companies;
• Sponsorship & membership development;
• Event planning from concept through to speaker selection & invitations, through to event logistics & event management, event marketing and event fundraising with sponsors;
• Working closely with HR on hiring/interviewing (locally and internationally);
• Staff development & training;
• Generating creative ideas for memorable programs & events, taking them from concept through to completion (both locally & internationally);
• Building community & engagement;
• StrengthsFinder 2.0: Strategic, Positivity, Includer, Empathy, Developer.
Founder and Marketing Generalist
Founder and Marketing Generalist at PostingBee, Adriana is a Content Marketing professional leveraging multilingual capabilities with finely tuned business acumen and a passion for digital marketing execution. Adriana lives in Colorado but is originally from Brazil; she is also a mental health advocate, mom of two, and athlete.
Development and Communications Director
Posner Center for International Development
Julia Kennedy is currently the Development & Communications Director at the Posner Center for International Development in Denver, CO. She joined the Posner Center after returning home from a Peace Corps Response assignment with the UN’s World Food Programme improving local capacity and field operations for food security, nutrition, and gender equity programs in Kankan, Guinea. Julia comes to the global development sector from twenty years at IBM where she led strategic development and organizational change across a wide range of business domains from marketing to supply chain, business intelligence, human resources, and information technology. Among various IBM leadership roles building global and emerging market capabilities, she was a VP of Business Transformation and IT, based in India where she rolled out global programs in China, Eastern Europe, and Africa, developed local talent, and promoted the advancement of women. She holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics and French from Macalester College, studying in France at the University of Toulon and University of Rennes, Business School.
Mr. Victor Ngoma is a seasoned Strategic Marketing and Business Development
Professional in the Oil and Gas/ Energy and Manufacturing sectors. He has spent 16
years in the oil and gas industry as an Engineer, Technical Sales Executive, and in
Strategic Marketing, Business Development & Project Management for major US corporations including Halliburton Energy Services, BJ Services
Company, Baker Hughes Inc., a GE Company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and Emerson Electric. He has a vast knowledge of the upstream phase of the industry having worked in various basins in North America, Alaska, and other locations around the world in conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources.
Mr. Ngoma is a Senior Partner and Co-Founder of North American Development Group (www.northamericandevelopmentgroupllc.com) and is on the organizing committee of the Energy Africa Conference.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering from The
University of Arizona, a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Regis University, an Executive Certificate in Global Marketing
from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.
He consults in the oil and gas/energy industry.