Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor is a professor, scholar, author, entrepreneur, and musician. Based in Nashville, TN, he serves as an Associate Professor and Design Faculty at Minerva Schools at KGI— a groundbreaking new university that provides an extraordinary liberal arts and sciences education to the brightest, most motivated students in the world. He’s authored Etunes (2014), a composition textbook reader themed on the digital age of music and multi-modal learning, various academic essays on modernist literature and education, and a host of popular press essays in a variety of music magazines. Alongside his work in literature and writing, Rod has long been involved in music, playing and recording with Victor Wooten, Krista Detor, Chuck Rainey, Artemis Robison, Steve Bailey, and a variety of other great musicians. He is also founder and CEO of Performance Learning Concepts, an education company that offers large-scale, music-centered, interactive programs at conferences and universities on a variety of subjects, as well as training for businesses on multimedia presentations.

Roman Yampolskiy

Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a computer scientist who is doing research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and security. An associate professor at the school of engineering at the University of Louisville, he is a founding director of the Cybersecurity laboratory in the department of computer engineering and computer science. Dr. Yampolskiy has published over a 100 research papers and multiple books.  


Todd Zipper

Todd Zipper
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Learning House, Inc.

Todd serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Learning House. He joined Learning House as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer during its 2011 acquisition by Weld North Holdings, LLC. In his role at Learning House, Todd oversees all operations and provides strategic management.

At Weld North, Todd served as Managing Director of Marketing and Media Services, seeking out investments in the marketing, media and education sectors. Previously, Todd cofounded and served as Chief Operating Officer of Education Connection. Before founding Education Connection, Todd held various positions with Kaplan, Inc., including strategic planning, new product and business development, finance, marketing and operations.