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Global Conference 2023 - Speaker Hype Songs

Global Conference 2023
Speaker Hype Songs 

Looking for inspiration to advance a thriving world? Look no further than our 2023 Global Speakers and their hand-picked hype songs! Sometimes, all it takes is a great tune to get you in the right mindset. Our Spotify playlist features songs recommended by some of our most inspiring speakers.

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2023 Global Conference Hype Playlist Submissions:

Wemimo Abbey
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Esusu
Just Want to Praise You; Maurette Brown Clark

Mara Abbott
Senior Manager, Oil and Gas, CERES
Get Along; Kenny Chesney

Gbemisola Abudu
Vice President, NBA Africa; Country Head, NBA Nigeria
Kobe Bryant; Lil Wayne

Mo Abudu
CEO, EbonyLife Group
Bandana; Fireboy DML, Asake

Jean Accius
President and CEO, CHC: Creating Healthier Communities
Unstoppable; Sia

Andy Adler
Sports Anchor, CBS 11; Co-Host of the Cowboys Pre and Post Game Show, CBS
I'm on Fire; Bruce Springsteen

Osh Agabi
Founder, CEO, and Chief Technology Officer, Koniku Inc.
Water No Get Enemy; Fela Kuti

Christopher Ailman
Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers'
Retirement System
Bicycle Race; Queen

Oluwatosin Ajibade
Grammy-Winning Artist and CEO, emPawa Africa and Choplife Ministries
WENA; Choplife Soundsystem

Clare Akamanzi
CEO, Rwanda Development Board
You Raise Me Up; Josh Groban

Mimi Alemayehou
Managing Partner, Semai Ventures; Senior Advisor, Three Cairns Group
Miss Independent; Ne-Yo

Jeff Allen
President and CEO, Friends of Cancer Research
Work; Rihanna, Drake

Mike Allen
Co-Founder, Axios
Believer; Imagine Dragons

Margaret Anderson
Managing Director, Deloitte, Board Member, FasterCures
Shakedown Street - 2013 Remaster; Grateful Dead

Jordan Andino
Chef and TV Personality, Fork Knife LLC
Rapper's Delight; The Sugarhill Gang

Betsy Atkins
Board Member, Wynn Resorts and GoPuff;
Chair, Google Cloud
Happy; Pharrell Williams

J. Kyle Bass
Founder and CEO, Conservation Equity Management, LP
Hey Baby (Uhh, Ahh); Anton, Dj Otzi

Willow Bay
Dean, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
If I Were a Boy; Beyonce

Jeffrey Bland
Founder and President, Big Bold Health
Peter Gunn; Henry Mancini

Darrell Blocker
Chief Operating Officer, Mosaic Security
Live Like You Were Dying; Tim McGraw

Romaine Bostick
TV Anchor, Bloomberg News
I'm Chillin; Kurtis Blow

Erin Brodwin
Health Tech Reporter, Axios
Do You believe in Magic?; The Lovin' Spoonful

Brian Brooks
Partner, Valor Capital Group
Hang Fire; The Rolling Stones

Greg Brown
Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions
24K Magic; Bruno Mars

Laura Brunner
President and CEO, The Port
The Best; Tina Turner

John Hope Bryant
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing); Duke Ellington

Scott Z. Burns
Filmmaker, Creator of Extrapolations
Volunteers; Jefferson Airplane

Marcus Capone
Founder and CEO, TARA MIND
Govinda Hare; Sangeet

Jill Carnahan
Founder and Medical Director, Flatiron Functional Medicine;
Author, "Unexpected Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith"
Dancing Queen; ABBA

Diana Fox Carney
Chair, CLEAR Climate Fund, Helios Investment Partners
Rose Garden; Lynn Anderson

Tracy Chadwell
Founding Partner, 1843 Capital
Lovely Day; Bill Withers

Manish Chandra
Founder and CEO, Poshmark
God's Plan; Drake

Bing Chen
Founder and CEO, Gold House and AU Holdings
Starboy; The Weeknd

Tendai Chitapi
Co-Founder and CEO, Kuronga; Milken-Motsepe Prize Winner
All The Stars; Kendrick Lamar, SZA

Matt Christensen
Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing,
Allianz Global Investors
One; U2

Gillian Cilibrasi
Co-Founder, Aligned and at Ease
Happy; Pharrell Williams

Kathleen Cohen
Tech Humanist, XR Immersive Strategist
Move On Up; Curtis Mayfield

Dale Cook
CEO, Learn to Live
Beautiful Day; U2

Tim Crosby
Principal, Thread Fund
Mercy; Dave Matthews Band

Cliff Crown
Chairman, Brentford FC and FC Midtjylland
You've Got a Friend; James Taylor

Nancy Dalton
Head of Marketing and Community Partnerships, Amazon Access, Amazon
Girl on Fire; Alicia Keys

Kent Dauten
Chair, Dauten Family Foundation
Hawaii Five-O; The Ventures

Nina Davuluri
Filmmaker, Activist, Speaker, and Former Miss America
Girl on Fire; Alicia Keys

Ralph de la Torre
Founding Chairman and CEO, Steward Health Care
Cancion del Mariachi; Antonio Banderas, Los Lobos

Patrick de Picciotto
Co-Founder and Partner, Canary
Don't Stop Believin'; Journey

Xavier de Souza Briggs
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction; Otis Redding

Louis DeGennaro
President and CEO, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Taking Care of Business; Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Fabianna del Canto
Co-Head, EMEA Capital Markets, MUFG
Lovely Day; Bill Withers

Carmine Di Sibio
Global Chairman and CEO, EY
Narco; Blasterjaxx, Timmy Trumpet

Hillary Dixler Canavan
Restaurant Editor, Eater
Sir Duke; Stevie Wonder

Rick Doblin
Founder and President, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Laughing; David Crosby

Ronan Donovan
National Geographic Storytelling Fellow, National Geographic Society
Coffee; Sylvan Esso

Dan Doonan
Executive Director, National Institute of Retirement Security
Summertime Is In Our Hands; Michael Franti & Spearhead

Doug Drysdale
CEO, Cybin
Titanium; David Guetta, Sia

Mei Sheng Duh
Managing Principal and Chief Epidemiologist, Analysis Group, Inc.
Happy; Pharrell Williams

Amanda Eilian
Founding Partner, Able Partners
Estoy Aqui; Shakira

Oren Eisner
President of Family Office, Element Capital; President, Jeffrey M. Talpins Foundation
Sweet Child 'O Mine; Guns N' Roses

Jorge Familiar
Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank and Pension
Finance Administrator, World Bank Group
Viva La Vida; Coldplay

Niall Ferguson
Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
If I Were a Carpenter; Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash

Clive Fields
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, VillageMD
Beautiful Day; U2

Patrick Fleming
Chief Investment Officer, State of Wyoming
Knee Deep; Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett

Halim Flowers
Artist, Activist, and Author, "Mind Over Matter"
Love Theme From Spartacus; Yusef Lateef

Kristen Fortney
CEO, BioAge Labs
Princes of the Universe; Queen

Benedikt Franke
Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Munich Security Conference
Highway to Hell; ACDC

Anna Frankowska
Founder and CEO, Graceful Finance
Adventure of a Lifetime; Coldplay

Joshua Friedman
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC
Truckin'; Grateful Dead

Marlene Garayzar
Co-Founder and Chief Governance Officer, Stori
Awake My Soul; Mumford & Sons

Samuel García Sepúlveda
Governor of Nuevo León
September; Earth, Wind & Fire

Nikhil Garg
Co-Founder, Spring Lane Capital
I Won't Back Down; Tom Petty

Gregory Geiling
Co-Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Bayview Asset Management
Alphabet Aerobics; Blackalicious

Maya Georgieva
Senior Director, Innovation Center and XR, AI and Quantum Labs, The New School
Girl on Fire; Alicia Keys

John Gerzema
CEO, The Harris Poll
Move on Up; Curtis Mayfield

Jack Gilbert
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
University of California, San Diego
Walk Like an Egyptian; The Bangles

Rob Gillam
CEO and Chief Investment Officer, McKinley Capital Management, LLC
North to Alaska; Johnny Horton

Yasmin Green
CEO, Jigsaw
Anyone Else But You; The Moldy Peaches

Rini Greenfield
Founding Managing Partner, Rethink Food
Such Great Heights; The Postal Service

Nadine Hachach-Haram
Founder and CEO, Proximie
Don't Stop Me Now; Queen

Matt Halstead
Director, Real Estate Investments and Digital Assets, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Just Got Paid; ZZ Top

Dan Harris
Author, Journalist and Podcast Host, "Ten Percent Happier"
Where Is My Mind; Pixies

Hal Hershfield
Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making, University of California, Los Angeles
Halah; Mazzy Star

Paul Hinks
Chairman and CEO, Symbion Power; Chairman, Invest Africa US
Cold Heart; Elton John, Dua Lipa, PNAU

Ken Hokugo
Director, Head of Corporate Governance, Pension Fund Association
The Perfect Kiss; New Order

Fabrice Houdart
Founder and Executive Director, Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors
Girl from the North Country; Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash

Jingdong Hua
Vice Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board
My Way; Frank Sinatra

Caesar Indra
President, Traveloka
Immigrant Song; Led Zeppelin

Murphy Jensen
Founder and Executive Vice President of Business Development, WEconnect Health
Beautiful Day; U2

Debra Kahn
Deputy Sustainability Editor, Politico
The Sign; Ace of Base

Paul Kedrosky
Managing Partner, SK Ventures
Yeah!; Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris

Elle Key
Partner, Bigger Picture Media Group
Shut Up and Dance; Walk the Moon

Shazzia Khan
Global Chief Talent and Innovation Officer,
Havas Creative Group and Havas Health & You
Diamonds; Rihanna

Conrad Kiechel
Executive Director, Events and Global Programming, Milken Institute
(More Bounce In) California; Soulkid #1

Daphne Kis
CEO, WorldQuant University
Fame; Irene Cara

Chase Koch
Founder and CEO, Koch Disruptive Technologies;
Founder, Stand Together Ventures and Stand Together Music
No Place; Rufus Du Sol

Gary Koenig
Vice President, Financial Security, AARP
Something Just Like This; The Chainsmokers, Coldplay

Nicholas Kristof
Columnist, The New York Times
Chariots of Fire; Vangelis

Padma Lakshmi
Producer, Television Host and Best-selling Author
Ain't Nobody; Chaka Khan

David Layton
CEO, Partners Group
American Girl; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Scott Lazerson
Chairman of the Board, The Freedom Child Foundation
Ain't No Mountain High Enough; Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

Pablo Legorreta
Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma
Move on Up; Curtis Mayfield

Jake Levine
Chief Climate Officer, US International Development Finance Corporation
World Service; Gilligan Moss, Betsy

Morgan Levine
Founding Principal Investigator, San Diego Institute of Science, Altos Labs
Confident; Demi Lovato

Kim Lew
CEO, Columbia Investment Management Company

Arthur Lewis
Partner and Creative Director of UTA Fine Arts, Artist Space, United Talent Agency
Golden, Jill Scott

Yong-Bee Lim
Deputy Director of The Converging Risks Lab, Council on Strategic Risks
The Feels; TWICE

Eunice Lin Nichols
Managing Director and Head of Americas Region, CICC
Hurricane Season; Trombone Shorty

Lindsay Lin
Co-CEO, CoGenerate
Lose Yourself; Eminem

Ida Liu
Global Head, Citi Private Bank
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now; Starship

Jay Livingston
Chief Marketing Officer, Shake Shack
Can't Stop; Red Hot Chili Peppers

Orysia Lutsevych
Research Fellow, Head of Ukraine Forum, Chatham House
Feeling Good, Nina Simone

Tim Lyne
CEO, Antares Capital
Sweet Caroline; Neil Diamond

Carolyn Magill
CEO, Aetion
Walking on Sunshine; Katrina & The Waves

Saira Malik
Chief Investment Officer, Nuveen
I Ain't Worried; One Republic

Alisa Mall
Chief Investment Officer, DFO Management, LLC
Glory Days; Bruce Springsteen

Pamela Mar
Managing Director, Digital Standards Initiative, International Chamber of Commerce
Mahler: Symphony No. 5; Gustav Mahler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Carol Massar
TV and Radio Anchor, Bloomberg Media
Electricity; Silk City, Dua Lipa, Diplo, Mark Ronson

Charmel Maynard
Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, University of Miami
Could You Be Loved; Bob Marley & The Wailers

Jeffrey McDermott
Global Co-Head, Investment Banking, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
You Get What You Give; New Radicals

Ivy McGregor
Executive Director, BeyGOOD
CUFF IT; Beyonce

Susan McPherson
Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies
Central Reservation; Beth Orton

Johanna Mercier
Chief Commercial Officer, Gilead Sciences
Don't Stop Me Now; Queen

Cheryl Mills
CEO and Founder, BlackIvy Group
Brave; Sara Bareilles

DeAnna Minus-Vincent
Managing Director, The Outcomes Architect
Defying Gravity; Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel

Jamie Montgomery
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, March Capital
American Pie; Don McLean

Chris Moose
Partner, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM
Running Up That Hill; Kate Bush

Seth Moulton
United States House of Representatives, Massachusetts
Wave on Wave; Pat Green

Mick Mulvaney
Former White House Chief of Staff; Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget;
Co-Chair, Actum Global Advisers
Stuck in the Middle with You; Stealers Wheel

Molly Murphy
Chief Investment Officer, Orange County Employees Retirement System
Run the World (Girls); Beyonce

Kristin Neff
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Let It Be; The Beatles

Rick Newman
Senior Columnist, Yahoo Finance
What's My Age Again?; Blink-182

Hannah O'Leary
Senior Vice President, Head of Modern and Contemporary African Art, Sotheby's
Water No Get Enemy; Fela Kuti

Artist and Co-Founder, AfrofutureDAO
Game Changer (Dike); Flavour

Hon Pak
Head of Digital Health, Samsung
I Give You My Heart; Hillsong Worship

Zohar Palti
International Fellow, The Washington Institute; Former Director, Mossad Intelligence Directorate
Every Breaking Wave; U2

Sugar Panbehchi
Founder, Be Crystal Clear Wellness and Sound Healing Center
Lovely Day; Bill Withers

Dan Pathomvanich
CEO, NRF Public Company Limited
Build Me Up Buttercup; The Foundations

Tingting Peng
Chief Capital, Strategy, and Impact Officer, Moove
Titanium; David Guetta

Christopher Po
Executive Chairman, Century Pacific Group
What's Going On; Marvin Gaye

Patrick Porter
Founder and CEO, BrainTap
Change Your Mind; Sister Hazel

Michael Preston
Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Sesame Workshop
Sir Duke; Stevie Wonder

Marlene Puffer
Chief Investment Officer, Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Respect; Aretha Franklin

Bryan Quinan
Senior Director, Events, Milken Institute
You Can't Always Get What You Want; The Rolling Stones

Nayeema Raza
Journalist, New York Magazine
Dela; Jonny Clegg, Savuka

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
President and Co-Founder, Known Holdings
Amazing Grace - Cherokee Version; American Native Band, Walela

Tim Reese
CEO, Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System
Master Blaster (Jammin'); Stevie Wonder

Richard Reeves
John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution; Author, "Of Boys and Men"
It's Raining Men; The Weather Girls

Rob Reich
Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Wake Up; Arcade Fire

Soultana Reigle
Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, PGIM Real Estate
Mr. Brightside; The Killers

Sarah Richardson
Chief Digital and Information Officer, Tivity Health
Jump in the Line; Harry Belafonte

Talia Rivera
Executive Director, Fund for a Safer Future
GOD DID; DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY- Z

Yolo Akili Robinson
Founder and Executive Director, Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
Juice; Lizzo

Geena Rocero
Author, Producer, Director and Trans Rights Advocate
CUFF IT; Beyonce

Satya Rocha
Consciousness Activist; Founder, Working With Satya, Ancient Wisdom and Modern Therapy
Innerbloom; Rufus Du Sol

Libby Rodney
Chief Strategy Officer, The Harris Poll
Keep Rising- The Woman King; Jessy Wilson, Angelique Kidjo

Alex Rodriguez
Chairman and CEO, A-Rod Corp; 2009 World Series Champion, New York Yankees
Empire State of Mind; Alicia Keys, JAY-Z

Dominique Roy
Chef de Cuisine, Eleven Madison Park
I Can See Clearly Now; Johnny Nash

Chuck Ryan
President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation
Once in a Lifetime; Talking Heads

Tim Ryan
Chief Global Business Development Officer, Zoetic Global; Former US Representative, Ohio
Starting Over; Chris Stapleton

Raymond Sagayam
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Equity Partner Pictet Group, Pictet Asset Management
Moth Into Flame; Metallica

Richard Sandler
Executive Vice President, Milken Family Foundation
If I Can Dream; Elvis Presley

Chethan Sathya
Pediatric Trauma Surgeon, Director Center for Gun Violence Prevention, Northwell Health
Headlines; Drake

Wolfgang Schwerdtle
Head, Direct Investment Group, Latam; Co-Head, Sustainability Solutions Group, Private Equity, GIC
Try Everything; Shakira

Caryn Seidman-Becker
Chairman and CEO, CLEAR
Sweet Caroline; Neil Diamond

Richard Seshie
Founder, COOL LION; Milken-Motsepe Prize Winner
All of Me; John Legend

Deena Shakir
General Partner, Lux Capital
Unstoppable; Sia

Greg Shell
Board Vice Chair and Partner, Goldman Sachs
family ties (with Kendrick Lamar); Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar

Ben Shenglin
Professor and Dean, Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)
万疆 - 李玉刚 A Great Distance Territory; Yi Lu Gang

Sophie Shulman
CEO, Queers Uplifting Queers
Don't Stop Me Now; Queen

David Siemer
CEO, Wave Digital Assets
I'm Still Standing; Elton John

Priscilla Sims Brown
President and CEO, Amalgamated Bank
Empire State of Mind; JAY-Z, Alicia Keys

John Skjervem
Chief Investment Officer, Utah Retirement Systems
Tom Sawyer; Rush

Elizabeth Small
General Counsel and Head of Policy, North America, CDP
Flawless Remix; Beyonce, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Judy Smith
Founder, President and CEO, Smith & Company
Rise Up; Andra Day

Byungdoo Sohn
Chairman and CEO, Korea Exchange
Event Horizon; Younha

Samuel Sokol
Inventor, Graticube
Happy; Pharrell Williams

Justin Steele
Director, Americas
Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang; Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

Michelle Stevenson
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Milken Institute
Fight Song; Rachel Platten

Gunhild A. Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT
Ha ha he he ho; Prima Vera Herodes Falsk, Tom Mathisen

Francis Suarez
Mayor, City of Miami
Feel This Moment; Pitbull, Christina Aguilera

Lisa Suennen
CEO, Venture Valkyrie Consulting
Bad To The Bone; George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Simmone Taitt
Founder and CEO, Poppy Seed Health
Turntables; Janelle Monae

F. Chapman Taylor
Partner, Capital Group
For Every Mountain; The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Paula Throckmorton
Writer and Meditation Teacher
Southern Cross; Crosby, Stills & Nash

Najoh Tita-Reid
Global Chief Marketing Officer, Logitech
I'm Coming Out; Diana Ross

Nadya Tolokonnikova
Creator, Pussy Riot
Секрет (Secret); The Limba

Terry Torok
Co-Founder, Creative Intelligence Agency and Graticube
Walk On the Wild Side; Lou Reed

Gary Tsai
Director, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Eye of the Tiger; Survivor

Jenny Tsang-Quinn
Chief Medical Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Population Health, Rendr
Beautiful Day; U2

Chidozie Ugwumba
Managing Partner, SymBiosis Capital Management
Raid; Madvillain, Madlib, MF DOOM, MED

Rekha Unnithan
Global Head of Impact Private Equity, Nuveen
Heat Waves; Glass animals

Nicole Valentine
FinTech Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Piano Man; Billy Joel

Shivangi Van Gogh
Founder, 8O Ayurveda
More Than A Woman; Bee Gees

Huw van Steenis
Vice Chair, Oliver Wyman
The Gasman Cometh; Flanders and Swann

Jari Vilén
Ambassador for Barents and Northern Dimension, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
The Windmills of Your Mind; Noel Harrison

Staci Warden
CEO, Algorand Foundation
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding; Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Josh Weinstein
President, CEO, and Chief Climate Officer, Carnival Corporation & PLC
No Rain; Blind Melon

Tina Wells
CEO and Founder, RLVNT Media; Author, "The Elevation Approach"
Spotlight; Jennifer Hudson

Nancy Wheeler
Strategic Partner and Instructor, ViableEdu
Ready or Not; Fugees, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean

John Wigneswaran
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Health and Wellness, Walmart
Man in the Mirror; Michael Jackson

Andrea Willis
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee
Special; Lizzo

Simon Winter
Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Teenage Kicks; The Undertones

Alex Witt
Anchor, "MSNBC Reports with Alex Witt"
Blinding Lights; The Weeknd

Anne Wojcicki
Co-Founder and CEO, 23andMe
Me; Taylor Swift

Graeme Woodworth
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery, University of Maryland
Believe; CAAMP

Zhen Xu
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
The Victors; The University of Michigan Marching Band

Marie Yovanovitch
Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine
Happy; Pharrell Williams