Fall Summit Keynote Speaker

Connecting the Dots: The Story of Great Work

Everyone wants to change the world, but few of us are lucky enough to have
the opportunity to do it. The trick is to make the most of every
opportunity and believing that by the end, through these experiences you
will have changed the world. Growing up, Adnan never thought he would be
leading a US company that sells to governments. He will share his personal
journey and how each experience led him to founding LiveStories.

Adnan Mahmud is the founder and CEO of LiveStories - a Seattle-based startup building data tools for non-data people, simplifying data analysis, visualization, and presentation for everyone. LiveStories is being used by governments and large nonprofits,  like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, government of Nigeria, and county health departments in California, to make smarter decisions. Prior to LiveStories, he founded and grew Jolkona.org, a non-profit focused on supporting up-and-coming social entrepreneurs around the world. He also worked 8 years in Microsoft where he managed the two biggest data pipeliness for the company, obtaining few patents around data analysis and visualization, and ran incubation projects in Microsoft Research, contributing technologies to major Microsoft products like Office, Windows, XBOX Kinect, and Bing. Adnan is an envoy for US State Department for social entrepreneurship and youth leadership, speaking at university campuses around the world.  Adnan has been featured on TEDx, CNN, NPR, and Huffington Post.