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Our Mission

We are dedicated to empowering the innovators combating our planet's most challenging problems.

We Believe

We are only as safe as our most vulnerable population.

Accessible and effective healthcare is the foundation for a prosperous world for everyone.

We believe in protecting healthcare workers and empowering scientists to create positive change.

We are all in this together.


Renee Kaswan

Founding Sponsor
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO
Founder, IP Advocate Foundation
Founder, Georgia Veterinary Specialists / Blue Pearl
Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Renee Kaswan is a serial entrepreneur, professor, and social rights activist. Dr. Kaswan is the inventor of the multibillion breakthrough dry-eye drug, Restasis®, founder of Atlanta-based Georgia Veterinary Specialists (a multi-specialty referral practice and 24-hour emergency facility), and a former professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Renee Kaswan is founder of the IP Advocate Foundation, which is dedicated to equipping the academic research community with critical information needed to understand and traverse the complex flow of policy, law and procedure from innovation through technology transfer and commercialization of intellectual property. Her goal with IP Advocate is to achieve maximum potential benefit for society at large.

Renee Kaswan currently devotes her time to enabling innovative solutions for pressing global health care issues. Dr. Kaswan received her Bachelors in Chemistry from Emory University and her DVM and a post-doctoral MS in Immunology from The University of Georgia.

Benjamin B. LaBrot

MD, Founder & CEO, Floating Doctors

Dr. Ben LaBrot is the Founder & CEO of Floating Doctors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the present and future burden of disease in the developing world by promoting the improvement of health care delivery. Founded in 2009, floating Doctors travels by sea to provide free health care to people in remote coastal areas. In the last few years, LaBrot and his volunteer team have treated nearly 13,000 patients in Haiti, Honduras and Panama. Dr. Ben LaBrot is a clinical professor teaching Palliative Care, Malaria, and International Aid Work at USC Keck School of Medicine, and a Research Faculty Supervisor at the University of California, Irvine Medical School.

David Ryan Brody

Counsel & Senior Fellow for Privacy and Technology,
Lawyers’ Committee for Civic Rights Under Law

David Brody is Counsel & Senior Fellow for Privacy and Technology for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civic Rights Under Law. He focuses on issues related to the intersection of technology and consumer privacy, free speech, hate group activity, government surveillance, and racial discrimination.

David previously served in the Wireline Competition Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, where he helped write federal regulations protecting broadband Internet consumer privacy and conducted antitrust reviews of telecommunications mergers. He clerked for the Honorable Stephen H. Glickman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Honorable Frederick H. Weisberg of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He also practiced appellate litigation as a fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. David is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Gerard McMahon

Aka. G Tom Mac
Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Gerard McMahon, G Tom Mac, is an English songwriter, singer, and producer known for his hit song "Cry Little Sister" in the classic film "The Lost Boys." G Tom Mac went on to write songs for legendary singers such as Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Roger Daltrey of The Who, and rapper Ice Cube. His work is in over 100 television shows and 50 feature films internationally and won his first Grammy for Eminem’s "Recovery" album in which he was sampled in “You’re Never Over."

Roger Daltrey

Founder & Lead Singer of the The Who

Roger Daltrey is an English singer, actor and film producer. He is a co-founder, and the lead singer, of the rock band the Who. He is known for his powerful voice and energetic stage presence.