AREZU INGLE is founder and CEO of New Lantern, a business innovation consulting firm that leverages the creative power of art and design.
She has over 20 years of experience in people management, change management, compensation program design, and innovation programs at some of the top global corporations and management consulting firms, including Thomson Reuters, Marriott Corporation, and Towers Perrin.
At Thomson Reuters, she served as Senior Vice President for Change Management and Innovation, responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s innovation and executive compensation programs. In this role, she designed the company’s first-ever innovation social networking website, and introduced and managed off-site “Innovation Summits” to spur product/service/ process creativity and cross-group collaboration.
Arezu’s professional work has spanned numerous businesses involved in finance, information technology, commercial real estate, hospitality, health care, publishing, media and information services. She has worked extensively with corporate executive committee members and Boards of Directors.
Arezu is also a frequent blog contributor on Business Week’s Exchange website on Business Innovation.
The daughter of an accomplished Iranian artist, Arezu is a long-time supporter and enthusiast of the arts, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC; and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia.
Arezu is a University of Pennsylvania Wharton School executive program fellow and serves on its advisory board. She has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University.
SCOTT SECHSER brings over 15 years of cutting-edge innovation and crisis management experience to New Lantern, including his work at Linden Lab, the White House, and the Pentagon.
Prior to joining New Lantern, Scott worked for one of the world’s most innovative companies, San Francisco-based Linden Lab, a corporate leader in virtual simulation, gaming, and training. Scott served as Linden Lab’s chief liaison with the Federal Government, where he pioneered key collaboration strategies that resulted in an 89 percent increase in account revenue.
At the White House, Scott managed operations, technology utilization and deployment within the Executive Office of the President for five years, including the period around September 11, 2001 — one of the most mission critical periods for the White House in our nation’s history.
At the Pentagon, Scott served as a Public Relations Specialist in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, where he was responsible for internal collaboration and external communications with high-value audiences.
Scott also co-founded Room One Communications, a Washington D.C.-based technology and video streaming company, providing cutting-edge services for companies such as the Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, GE, and Toyota.
With a degree in arts history from the University of Nebraska, Scott brings a passion for the arts, design, and creativity to his work. His wife is a professional artist and oil painter, and has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in fine arts. They reside in the Georgetown area of Washington DC, along with their three sons.
TOM KLEIN is founder and CEO of
digital scientists, an Atlanta-based digital marketing firm.
Tom and his firm help companies grow by leveraging the power of cutting-edge technologies via transformational marketing, business innovation, and inventive online strategies. Specific areas of expertise include digital strategy (leveraging new media), website and social networking design, marketing metrics/marketing dashboards, brand architecture, and improved utilization of enterprise information and technologies.
Tom is former Executive Director for Strategy at the Chanel Group, a leading global brand in fashion and design; and he was SVP for Marketing Strategy and Solutions at Inforte, a 300-person, publicly traded strategy and business analytics consulting firm.
He holds an MBA in Marketing from The Wharton School, a Masters in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.B.A. in Accounting from The Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He also earned a Diploma of French Studies at the Universite de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France), as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar.
Tom is the co-author of EMM: The New Science of Marketing (Wiley: 2003) and the guiding spirit behind
feed growth!, the daily digital marketing idea.