ABOUT THE FRONTIER

The Frontier is a conference about the future leaders of the industrial world, brought to you by a team of professionals and organizations who are passionate about improving our future.



THE FOUNDERS

Leading the momentum

  • Kalisa Moore

    Chief Execution Officer
    The Frontier
  • Hank Torbert

    Founder & Host
    The Frontier
  • Kirk Coburn

    Shell Technology Ventures
    Shell
  • Tim DeSilva

    Founder & CEO
    Culture Pilot

The Frontier was concepted by Hank Torbert, Kirk Coburn and Tim DeSilva. Hank is an executive and private investor focused on identifying and supporting emerging technologies for industrials. Kirk is a serial entrepreneur, active investor, and team member of Shell's corporate venture capital fund at Shell Technology Ventures (STV), focused on investing in "new energies" in both traditional oil-and-gas technologies and future (clean/green tech) markets, as well as IT and mobile technologies that support them.  Tim DeSilva is a brand architect and creative strategist, a co-founder of Culture Pilot, and helps co-curate human-centered event experiences such as TEDxHouston and Visualized NYC.


EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Tom Meredith

    Partner
    Brightstar Capital Partners
  • Jonathan Quigley

    Managing Director
    Brightstar Capital Partners
  • Kirk Coburn

    Shell Technology Ventures
    Shell
  • Josh Girvin

    CEO
    O3 Solutions
  • John Smola

    Director of New Development & Growth
    Alabama Power
  • Hiren Patel

    Analyst of New Development & Growth
    Alabama Power
  • Laurence Hayward

    Founder
    Independence Equity
  • Jodi Hansell

    General Counsel
    MalarVx
  • Whitney Wright

    Founder & Co-Founder
    Elia Fulman Jewelry Collection – Athena Collective
  • Gordon Feller

    Global Fellow
    Smithsonian Institution’s Wilson Center
  • Chris Jenkins

    Chief Digital Officer
    The Symphony Agency

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