Ben Hallen is currently Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business. Previously, Hallen was Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Hallen earned a PhD from Stanford University and its Stanford Technology Venture Program (STVP).
Jon Kolko is a designer and educator based in Austin, Texas. He is currently Vice President of Consumer Design at Blackboard, joining the company via its acquisition of myEdu, a startup focused on helping college students succeed and get jobs. Kolko is also the Founder and Director of the Austin Center for Design.
Hammans Stallings is an innovation strategist based in Shanghai, China, where he works as a Principal Strategist at frog design. He also teaches at the CEDIM Masters in Business Innovation program in Monterrey, Mexico. Stallings earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an MS from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from the University of Virginia.