ROBERT A. BOWMAN
President and CEO, Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP (MLBAM)
Bob Bowman joined MLBAM, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, as its
first president and CEO in 2000 following two years of work in the Internet space. MLBAM was created in 2000
when the owners of the 30 professional baseball teams voted to centralize all Internet operations under one
roof. MLBAM operates the official League site, www.MLB.com, as well as each of the 30 individual team sites.
Before joining MLBAM, Mr. Bowman was president and COO of ITT Corp., where he held a series of senior
management positions. Before joining IT T he served as treasurer for the State of Michigan from 1983 to 1991.
Before that appointment, Mr. Bowman was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, and from 1979 to 1981
he served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Mr. Bowman is also president of the Michigan Education Trust
and a director of Take-Two Interactive Corp., Warnaco Corp., and Geeknet, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Personal Systems Group (PSG), Hewlett-Packard Co.
Todd Bradley is executive vice president of HP’s Personal Systems Group, a $35 billion annual revenue business
that includes personal computers, mobile devices, workstations, personal storage solutions, and Internet
services. He is also a member of HP’s executive council. Under Mr. Bradley’s leadership, PSG has accelerated
profitable growth, firmly establishing HP as the world’s No. 1 PC vendor. During his tenure, the business has
added more than $10 billion in revenues and increased profitability threefold. His organization reset the
global PC industry with its “The Computer Is Personal Again” campaign, setting a new standard for design, user
interface, and the overall customer experience. At the helm of the largest global supply chain in the IT industry,
Mr. Bradley has promoted environmental and social responsibility across thousands of suppliers and channel
partners and millions of customers whose lives and businesses HP touches.
STEVE BRAT T
Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Web Foundation
Steve Bratt was named in 2008 as the first CEO of the Web Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded
by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Mr. Bratt is leading the foundation’s launch and working to fund and
start high-impact initiatives to advance both the web and its ability to empower everyone. Mr. Bratt has
held leadership and research positions within for-profit and not-for-profit international organizations. His
previous position was as CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium, the standards organization responsible for
the technologies that make the web work. From 1997 through 2001, he served as the first coordinator of the
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty International Data Center in Vienna, Austria. From 1984 to 1997, Mr.
Bratt led research initiatives at Science Applications International Corp. and the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency to develop advanced concepts for real-time sensor monitoring, intelligent analysis, and
international data communications.
Founder and President, Eurasia Group
Ian Bremmer, Ph.D., heads Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm.
The company provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how
political developments move markets. Dr. Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index and
has authored several books, including The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall (2006)
and The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing (2009). His most recent book, The End
of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? (2010), details the phenomenon of
state capitalism and its geopolitical implications. A contributor for the Wall Street Journal, he writes The Call
blog on ForeignPolicy.com, and is a panelist for CNN International’s Connect the World. Dr. Bremmer teaches
at Columbia University. His analysis focuses on global macro political trends and emerging markets, which he
defines as “those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes.”