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Waldo Waldman


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Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman – The Wingman – is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo.  He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated F-16 fighter pilot and businessman.

He is a highly experienced combat veteran with over 2,650 flight hours and sixty-five real world combat missions, having flown both in Iraq enforcing the “No-Fly Zone” and in Yugoslavia during Operation Allied Force in 1999. Some of his military honors include five Air Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, and two Meritorious Service Medals.
Waldo believes that the key to growth and building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo!

 

Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. He is an inductee into the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame, a prestigious award that honors speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence, and has been bestowed on less than 190 speakers worldwide. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, American Express, Siemens, The Denver Broncos, and Johnson & Johnson.

In addition to his speaking business, Waldo is also founder and President of The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to build funds and awareness for soldiers, veterans and their families in need.

He’s been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Harvard Business Review, Success Magazine, INC. Magazine, and Business Week.

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Dr. Ben Sutter


DDS | TMD Expert
Topic: Digital Occlusion and Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR)

Digital occlusal analysis brings objective occlusal contact force measurement, and tooth contact time sequence display capability in 3/1000ths of a second, to clinical dentistry.  Over the last 33 years, the T-Scan computerized occlusal analysis technology has been evolving making today’s T-Scan 9 to be highly precise, repeatable, and accurate.  The T-Scan allows the clinician to “see” occlusion in ways analog occlusal indicators cannot.  This table clinic will illustrate advantages digital occlusion holds over analog occlusal indicators. Case presentations involving a splintless TMD therapy and reconstructive cases will be presented.

Biography

5305Ben A. Sutter, DMD has been studying and treating TMJ dysfunction since graduating dental school in 2005. In that time, he has sought advanced education and training in treating neuromuscular issues. His studies have taken him to the Las Vegas Institute, the Piper Education and Research Center, Perfect Bite Doctor (precursor to TruDenta), and Equilibration Seminars.  He is the author of several articles and abstracts, and has clinical, research, and teaching experience. He has been awarded Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute, and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics as well as the Center for Neural Occlusion.  He mainly lectures on objective digital occlusal measurement and Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR).


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Paul Vigario


Founder & President of SurfCT.com
TOPIC: Utilizing Technology in the 21st Century Dental Practice

Practice incorporating the right new technologies can improve your practice dramatically by getting more new patients, simplifying practice management, increasing patient understanding, allowing greater efficiency, saving time, developing better integration among your systems, significantly impressing your patients with your up-to-date approach to their oral care, while reducing overhead and providing a rapid and substantial return on your investment. Patients are much more likely to say “YES” when they are confident that their doctor is providing them with the best and most modern treatment available.

You Will Learn How with Applied Systematic Digital Strategies, Properly Designed & Integrated Computer Technology.

You Can
◆ Grow Your Practice Faster
◆ Get More New Patients In Your Practice
◆ Develop Systems That Inform Patients Of Treatment Options
◆ Increase Overall Treatment Acceptance
◆ Get Better ROI On Your Current Technology
◆ Achieve The Perfect Digital Workflow◆ Achieve Your Vision Faster
◆ Practice Smarter, Do More Of What You Enjoy, Create Your Bliss™

BIOGRAPHY

paul-vigarioVigario is the 35-year-old founder and president of  SurfCT.com – The Dental Information Technology Company. Paul and his company have helped expand the IT field by educating and supporting the dental community.  Technology development   is   escalating exponentially changing the landscape of the dental industry, and is sure to continue its fast-paced growth as its been proven to automate and drive practice growth. This allows Paul and SurfCT to continually offer exciting new means of providing modern, reliable, innovative, informative, and quality technology care for dentists and their patients.

Vigario started his company from the ground up  in  2003  after  graduating  from  the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree  in  Management  /  Computer Information Systems and a focus on healthcare technology.


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Randy Cohen


Partner at Alignvest, Harvard Senior Lecturer
TOPIC: The top three investment lessons from a Harvard MBA

Harvard Senior Lecturer Randy Cohen will share the three lessons that resonate most in his Harvard MBA investment class based on feedback from his 2000 former students.  This is an outstanding opportunity to learn from a globally-recognized academic and a very entertaining speaker.  Mr. Cohen’s research specializes in the identification of investment managers and strategies that are most likely to outperform.  Randy’s session will tie in to a workshop at this conference on how to implement some of his teachings within a world-class pension-style investment strategy to grow your long-term wealth.

BIOGRAPHY

Randolph B. (Randy) Cohen is the MBA Class of 1975 Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurial Management at Harvard Business School.  Mr. Cohen is also a Partner at Alignvest Investment Management.Cohen teaches finance and entrepreneurship at HBS, and has previously held positions as Associate Professor at HBS and Visiting Associate Professor at MIT Sloan.

Cohen’s main research interests are the identification and selection of money managers who are most likely to outperform, and the interface between the actions of institutional investors and price levels in financial markets. Cohen has studied the differential reactions of institutions and individuals to news about firms and the economy, as well as the effect of institutional trading on stock prices. He also has researched the market for municipal securities.

In addition to his academic work, Cohen has helped to start and grow a number of businesses, mostly but not exclusively in the area of investment management, and has served as a consultant to many other companies.

Cohen holds an AB in mathematics from Harvard College and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago.


Alignvest Breakout Session
TOPIC: Polishing up your investment portfolio

You work hard to grow your business but how hard and effectively is your money growing outside of your business?  Other professionals like teachers and healthcare workers benefit from world-class pension investment management.  If you and your staff could invest in strategies used by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan or Harvard Endowment, would you take it?  In this workshop, find out about what differentiates the most sophisticated institutional investors by listening to Don Raymond, former Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) Chief Investment Strategist; Marlene Puffer, current Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) Board Trustee; and Randy Cohen, Harvard MBA Senior Lecturer.  Don, Marlene and Randy will answer your investment questions, including:

  1. a)      Why do sophisticated pension plans outperform retail investors?
  2. b)      How do we know which investment strategies really add value?
  3. c)      Case study: What are the best practices used by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to manage $300 billion?

They will also present a real, investable option for dental professionals to emulate the sophisticated investment approach of world-class institutional investors.

Biographies

Randolph Cohen: PhD, Partner

Randolph B. (Randy) Cohen is the MBA Class of 1975 Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurial Management at Harvard Business School.  Mr. Cohen is also a Partner at Alignvest Investment Management. Cohen teaches finance and entrepreneurship at HBS, and has previously held positions as Associate Professor at HBS and Visiting Associate Professor at MIT Sloan.

Cohen’s main research interests are the identification and selection of money managers who are most likely to outperform, and the interface between the actions of institutional investors and price levels in financial markets. Cohen has studied the differential reactions of institutions and individuals to news about firms and the economy, as well as the effect of institutional trading on stock prices. He also has researched the market for municipal securities.

In addition to his academic work, Cohen has helped to start and grow a number of businesses, mostly but not exclusively in the area of investment management, and has served as a consultant to many other companies.

Cohen holds an AB in mathematics from Harvard College and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago.

Don Raymond, PhD:  Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Don Raymond is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Alignvest Management Corporation. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and past Chair of its Investment Committee. Don is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Chair Emeritus of the International Centre for Pension Management, both at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Don is also a member of the Investments and Risk Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Prior to joining Alignvest in 2014, Don was the Chief Investment Strategist for the $220 billion CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) where he devoted 12½ years of his career to helping build CPPIB into a leading global investment organization. Don built CPPIB’s Public Market Investments department from inception and was also its first Chief Investment Strategist. In this role, he chaired CPPIB’s Investment Planning Committee, responsible for overseeing the portfolio design and management of one of the fastest-growing pools of capital in the world. He was also the principal architect of CPPIB’s innovative Total Portfolio Approach, and was instrumental in the development of the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI), as well as their adoption by CPPIB in 2005.

Prior to joining CPPIB in 2001, Don worked for Goldman Sachs, first in Toronto as a top-ranked fixed-income strategist before moving into a global equity and fixed-income portfolio management role in New York. He began his investment career in the fixed-income derivatives department of Burns Fry, a predecessor of BMO Capital Markets. Prior to developing an interest in finance, Don worked for Schlumberger in China and trained as a pilot in the Canadian military. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a CFA charter.

Marlene Puffer, PhD:  CFA, Partner

Marlene Puffer is a Partner of Alignvest Investment Management. Ms. Puffer has more than 25 years’ experience in investments, pensions and capital markets at world-class financial institutions and in academia. Prior to joining Alignvest, Ms. Puffer was a Chief Strategist at BCA Research, a global leader in independent macro investment strategy, and she was the President and Founder of Twist Financial, an independent firm providing investment strategy and advice for institutional investors, boards, unions, government agencies, and other market participants. Ms. Puffer also serves as Board Trustee and Chair of the Asset-Liability Management Committee at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

Ms. Puffer’s previous experience includes roles as chief investment officer at NAV CANADA Pension Plan, in business development and fixed income portfolio management at PIMCO Canada and Legg Mason Canada, and in debt capital markets at BMO Capital Markets and as head of fixed income analytics at RBC Capital Markets. She began her career as Assistant Professor of finance at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Ms. Puffer holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Applied Statistics and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics from the University of Toronto. She holds a CFA charter and the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.


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