Storyteller, Activist, and Politician
An internationally recognized author, Grisham has won several bestsellers for his novels including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, etc. Nine of his books have been adapted into successful films. Prior to his career as a writer, Grisham practiced criminal law for nearly a decade and served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1984 until 1990. Grisham also serves on board for the Innocence Project, which campaigns against the unjust conviction of people on the basis of DNA evidence.
Inventor, Robotics, and Entrepreneur
Paul Perrone is an inventor and pioneer of software for self-driving cars and mobile robots. He is the inventor of “MAX,” the world’s first and only general purpose robotics operating system for autonomous vehicles. He has been leading the development of fully autonomous vehicles, integrating the MAX technology and the construction of robots with customers for both fun and commercial purposes. As the founder & CEO of Perrone Robotics, he helps push robotics into the mainstream and brought the term “popular robotics” into the public.
Author, Former Defense Attorney, and Stockbroker
John Hart is the author of five New York Times bestsellers and the only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels. A former banker, stockbroker, and criminal defense attorney, Hart now writes full-time. His novels have been translated into thirty languages and can be found in over seventy countries. Hart has now started his sixth novel, The Hush, a sequel to The Last Child.
Neurologists, Consultant, and Sleep Medicine Specialist
Dr. Christopher Winter has been involved in sleep medicine and research since 1993. He currently owns Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and was former Medical Director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center. Dr. Winter’s current research focuses on sleep and athletic performance. He has served as a consultant for many MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL teams. He enjoys not only studying athletics but is an avid triathlete himself.