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57th Wing Commander
Brigadier General Robert G. Novotny is the 57th Wing Commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. He is responsible for 38 squadrons at 13 installations constituting the Air Force’s most diverse flying wing. General Novotny is responsible for four groups: 57th Adversary Tactics Group, 57th Operations Group, 57th Maintenance Group and the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. Brigadier General Novotny was commissioned in 1992 upon graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned his wings at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Brigadier General Novotny is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flight hours in 11 different aircrafts with more than 540 combat hours.
Christophe is the Executive Chef of the world famous Joël Robuchon restaurant based in Las Vegas. Alongside the accolade of 3 Michelin Stars, the restaurant has also been the recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Five Star. Christophe first joined Joël Robuchon as a Sous Chef where he remained in the role for four years, becoming one of the leaders in the kitchen as he trained the next generation of cooks in the kitchen. In 2014, Christophe left the kitchen to become Chef de Cuisine at the James Beard award winning restaurant SAGE. Within a year, he returned to Joël Robuchon as Chef de Cuisine, a move predetermined to position him as the Executive Chef of the celebrated restaurant only a few short months later, at the ripe age of 27.
Former Program Manager
Dr. Amy Kruse is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Platypus Institute. Before joining the Platypus Institute, she served as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cubic Global Defense, where she oversaw the company’s research and development (R&D) programs. Prior to her work at Cubic, Amy served as a government civilian program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where she created and oversaw the Agency’s first performance-oriented neuroscience program. Her efforts at DARPA generated scientific breakthroughs in areas including augmented cognition, accelerated learning, cognitive enhancement, team neurodynamics, and brain stimulation.
Jay holds the position of Director of Sports Performance and Head Athletic Trainer for the Vegas Golden Knights. In his directorship role, Jay oversees the governance, practices, orientations and quality assurance related to player healthcare and performance management services. Jay came to the Golden Knights with 17 years of experience working with international athletes and international coaches.
In his role with Cirque du Soleil, as the Director of Performance Medicine, Jay held the responsibility to oversee the care, prevention, and rehabilitation services for over 1300 athletes and 45 staff. Before becoming a sports medicine professional Jay was an active duty member of the United States Air Force where he was the recipient of the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the National Defence Service Medal.
William is a Professor in the Counseling Program, Interim Associate Dean of Faculty and Past-President of the Loyola Marymount University Faculty Senate, as well as currently serving currently as the inaugural Director of the National Basketball Players Association Mental Health and Wellness program. For most of his professional career, Dr. Parham has focused on working with athletes across organisations including the NBA, National Football League, Major League Baseball, United States Olympic Committee, as well as performance artists in drama, theatre and music. He is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified in Counseling Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and Past-President of the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Senior Artistic Director
As protector of the creative concept, it is Pierre Parisien’s responsibility to ensure that the artistic creation of Cirque du Soleil resident shows under his authority stay true to their form. Before joining Cirque du Soleil in 1994, he worked as a director, artistic director, stage manager, production manager and coach for different theatre companies. In 2005 to 2011, Pierre was promoted to Senior Artistic Director for the Resident Shows of Cirque du Soleil. He actually works with many performers, as well as the artistic, coaching and medical staff to preserve the creativity and artistic integrity for which Cirque du Soleil is known.
Author, Where Others Won’t
Cody is a best-selling author of ‘Where Others Won’t’ where he focused on the high performance lessons from sports to business. Alongside his reputation as a top author, Cody is also the Head Coach of AFL Team Canada, where he has held the position as Head Coach since 2012.
Vice President of Performance
Duncan has over 20 years of experience working with elite professional and Olympic athletes. Prior to joining the UFC, he was the Director of Performance Science at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Before residing in the US, Duncan was a Technical Lead for Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport. He has worked three full Olympic cycles, and has been the national lead for strength and conditioning to both Great Britain Basketball and more recently Great Britain Taekwondo’s Olympic program. For 3 seasons he served as the Head of Strength & Conditioning at Newcastle United Football Club. French has authored or co-authored 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and seven book chapters.
Learn from the most senior and knowledgeable global performance practitioners and gain valuable intelligence that is applicable
Engage in discussions around peak performance, showcasing ideas and uncovering hidden opportunities
Hear innovative new ideas and strategies to enhance your results on the field of play
Meet with 140 of sports most elite coaches, managers, sporting directors, technical directors and performance directors
Each attendee is vetted to ensure they are the right level, with the right knowledge and relevant to each other
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