This year, FWD was centered around the moments that have intrinsically changed how we experience the world: breakthroughs.

FWD speakers shared their beyond-the-headlines breakthrough stories in rapid-fire TED-style format. They spoke about the origins of their personal breakthroughs, the obstacles, and the many opportunities that resulted.

Jim Ferolo
VP of Digital and CIO
Maui Jim
Julia C. Carreon
Managing Director of Digital & Fiduciary Operations
Wells Fargo
Sona Raziabeegum
Strategy Lead, Digital Solutions
John Deere
Jesse Clem
Head of Sales and Customer Engineering
Google
Pam Mayer
Director of Product
TIAA
Vivek Bedi
Head of Consumer Experience Digital Products
Northwestern Mutual
Justin Sessink
Director of E-Commerce
Meijer
Peter Cherecwich
President of Corporate & Institutional Services
Northern Trust
Bill DeWitt
Director, IT Infrastructure
Gordon Food Service
Paul Lundin
Director of Kubernetes Architecture
VMware
Julie Yurko
CEO and President
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Jeremy Groeteke
U.S. Digital Ag Lead
Corteva
Ying Zhe
Director
Discover
Yoni Solomon
Head of Product Marketing
G2
Phillip Swanson
Global Lead, Advanced Development and Innovation
Whirlpool
Caine Wanjau
CTO
Twiga Foods
Binoy Das
Partner Solutions Architect
AWS
Marisa Mann
COO
Solstice
Mike Koleno
VP of Technology, CTO - Cloud
Solstice
Jennifer Zimnowski
Managing Partner
AmazeRealise
Ryan Maguire
VP, Emerging Capabilities & AI
Solstice
Paul Heckel
Vice President of Customer Experience
Solstice