Arun is the founder of Quartet Health, a NY-based health IT company improving access, quality, and outcomes in behavioral health. Arun has experience working for the World Bank, McKinsey, and as a General Partner at Accretive where he drove the firm’s company launch efforts – founding companies like Accolade, a pioneering company simplifying healthcare for large employers. Arun’s interests include entrepreneurial activities targeted towards social causes and has launched an enterprise for farmers in Rajasthan and has worked with the Government of India and The World Bank on public sector reform. Arun received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School where he was a Reynolds Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship and graduated with honors from Duke University.
Katie Laidlaw, Business Development, Palantir Technologies
Katie currently works with Palantir Technologies as a leader in their government business, with previous experience working with the Boston Consulting Group and The Parthenon Group. She worked with TechnoServe in Tanzania and Nigeria, and served as the Executive Director of Inspire!, a non-profit advisory organization. Katie earned a B.A. from Duke University and holds a joint MBA/MPA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
Matt Forti, Managing Director, One Acre Fund
Matt serves as Managing Director for One Acre Fund, an organization that provides inputs, finance, training, and post-harvest support to over 280,000 farm families. Previously, Matt was a Manager and Co-head of the Performance Measurement Practice at the Bridgespan Group, a strategic advisory firm to mission-driven leaders and organizations. He writes extensively on the topic of performance measurement, including through a blog series for SSIR and Bridgespan.org called Measuring to Improve. Matt received an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management and graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a BA in economics and sociology.
Neil Buddy Shah, CEO, IDinsight
Oliver Sabot, Founder & Managing Director, Spire
Oliver Sabot is the founder and Managing Director of Spire, a rapidly growing social enterprise focused on dramatically improving the quality, cost, and accessibility of education in the developing world. Sabot is also the founder and Director of Kepler, which provides new model for quality, affordable university education. Previously Oliver served as the Executive Vice President for Global Programs at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) where he worked in the treatment and control of malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis. He currently advises a range of non profit and for profit organizations applying new technologies and models in the developing world, including serving on the boards of Generation Rwanda and the Global Health Group of UCSF.