Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference

Grow Your G.R.I.T.

(Generous, Resilient, Impactful, Together)

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Event Details:

Date: November 5, 6 and 13, 2020

Via Zoom


Join us for the 2020 IAG featuring keynote speaker Jim Kwik, world renowned brain coach, CEO of Kwik Learning, host of the acclaimed “Kwik Brain” podcast and #1 NYT & WSJ bestselling author of “LIMITLESS”


Be one of the first 25 to register and get the book “LIMITLESS” for free.


  • $50 Individual Member ticket

  • $75 Individual Non-member ticket

  • $150 Ascend Membership + IAG ticket

Event Agenda:

Thursday, November 5, 2020

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM ET: 

Welcome by Kenneth Wong, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army –Pennsylvania East and Advisor to Ascend Greater Philadelphia Chapter

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM ET: 

Introduction by Elaine Cheong, President, Ascend Greater Philadelphia; SVP, Bank of America

“Put down your blankee and get out of your comfort zone”

Anurag Arora, Head, TD Bank Strategy and Finance Innovation (Moderator)

Angela Conti, Head of Consumer Payments,  TD Bank

James Lee, Director of Operations, WaWa Sandy Pfeffer, Managing Director, Deloitte

Sponsored by TD Bank

Closing Remarks: Anurag Arora, EVP, Ascend Greater Philadelphia; Head of Finance Innovation US Region, TD Bank

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET:

“Leadership Traits for Creating a Growth Mindset”

Jay Persaud, Senior Partner, EY

Dr. Patty Chang-Chien, Senior Director of Mission Systems & Cyber Technologies,The Boeing Company

HP Nanda, Global Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions

Lynn Charytan,  Executive Vice President & Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Corporation

Sponsored by EY

Opening/Closing Remarks: Simon Wong, EY

Friday, November 6, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET: 

“Resilience in the Workplace: How to stand out?”

Daniel Lee, Senior Manager, Accenture

Amanda Szbanz, Director, PwC

Derek Ong, Managing Director, Accenture

Divya Gupta, Senior Auditor, Wells Fargo

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Open/Closing Remarks: Daniel Tucci, Wells Fargo

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET:

Wine-ing Down Social Networking Hour

Sponsored by Kreischer Miller

Opening Remarks: Kristin Seeger, Kreischer Miller

Friday, November 13, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET: 


Jim Kwik - Founder and CEO, Kwik Learning

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET:

Workshop – post discussion with Breakout rooms

Led by Sudhir Kondisetty, RSM

Sponsored by RSM

Keynote Speaker


Jim Kwik

Founder and CEO, Kwik Learning

Jim Kwik, his real name, is the widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain optimization and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower.

For over two decades, he has served as a brain coach to students, seniors, entrepreneurs, and educators. His work has touched a who’s who of Hollywood’s elite, professional athletes, political leaders, and business magnates, with corporate clients that include Google, Virgin, Nike, Zappos, SpaceX, GE, 20th Century Fox, Cleveland Clinic, Wordpress, and institutions like the United Nations, Caltech, Harvard and Singularity University.


Kwik is the instant NY Times bestselling author of “Limitless - Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life.”


Through keynote speeches, he reaches in-person audiences totaling more than 200,000 every year, as well as online videos totaling hundreds of millions of views.

Kwik is regularly featured in media, including Forbes, HuffPost, Fast Company, Inc., and CNBC. He is the host of the acclaimed “Kwik Brain” podcast, which is consistently the top educational training show on iTunes.’s online courses are used by students in 195 countries.

Kwik is an advocate for brain health and global education, with philanthropy ranging from Alzheimer’s research to funding the creation of schools from Guatemala to Kenya, providing health care, clean water and learning for children in need. His mission: No brain left behind.

Other Speakers and Presenters

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Anurag Arora

EVP, Ascend Greater Philadelphia; Head of Finance Innovation US Region, TD Bank

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Patty Chang-Chien

Senior Director of Mission Systems & Cyber Technologies

The Boeing Company


Lynn R. Charytan

Executive Vice President & Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Corporation

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Elaine Cheong

President, Ascend

Greater Philadelphia

SVP, Bank of America

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Angela Conti

Head of Consumer Payments, TD Bank


Divya Gupta

Senior Auditor, Corporate Risk and Capital Management

Wells Fargo & Company


Sudhir Kondisetty

Principal, Risk

Consulting Services


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Daniel Lee

Technology Consulting Senior Manager



Jim Lee

Director of Operations

Wawa, Inc.


HP Nanda

Global Vice President and General Manager

DuPont Water Solutions


Derek Ong

Managing Director



Jay Persaud

Vice Chair Risk Management

EY Americas


Sandy Pfeffer

Managing Director

Deloitte & Touche LLP

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Kristin Seeger

 Director Talent Acquisition

Kreischer Miller

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Amanda Szbanz

Director Assurance Practice, PwC

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Daniel Tucci

Audit Director,

Senior Vice President

Wells Fargo

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Kenneth Wong

Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army – Pennsylvania East

Watch our keynote speaker session recording below