Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker

John Boehner

A former small businessman, John Boehner served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for nearly five years (January 2011-October 2015), during which he led the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable federal government. Boehner represented the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House from 1991 to 2015. He now serves as Senior Strategic Advisor for Squire Patton Boggs LLP, one of the world’s foremost law and public policy firms.


Featured Speaker

Rich Karlgaard

One of the most influential and respected figures in the technology, economic and business worlds, Rich Karlgaard advises audiences on how to harness an organization’s disruptive spirits to maximize business opportunities in the global marketplace. As an expert in artificial intelligence, blockchain and the internet of things Rich is also a regular panelist on one of cable news’ most popular business shows, Forbes on FOX. Karlgaard’s book on innovation culture, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success, rapidly became Amazon’s top seller in the category of Strategy and Competition.


Featured Presentation: OEM Panel

Jason Daly, Global Director, Marketing & Support, John Deere Construction & Forestry Company

Michael Ballweber, Senior Vice President-Commercial Business, Doosan Bobcat, Inc.

Philip Kelliher, Vice President, Americas Distribution Services Division Caterpillar Inc.

Moderator: J. Michael Marks, Indian River Consulting Group

Peter Mayr, President, Liebherr Construction Equipment Company

Stephen Roy, President, Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment