Robert P. Miles
Keynote Speaker, Opening Plenary Session, Friday, October 9
Robert P. Miles, Warren Buffett Scholar and Berkshire Hathaway Authority
Robert P. Miles is an internationally acclaimed keynote presenter, author and distinguished authority on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway.
Pursued by journalists and media moguls on just about each and every move that Mr. Buffett makes, Robert is not only a long term shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway [nyse: BRKa/BRKb], he has had the great honor of getting to know Warren Buffett, the man and the remarkable wealth-building strategist.
He is the author of 3 books, has created assorted audio and video programs, and has appeared on many radio and television programs on five continents, including NPR, CNN, CNN International, CNBC, FOX Business, Channel News Asia, Sky Business News, Shanghai Today, CNBC Asia, CNBC Africa and Bloomberg TV. His Buffett CEO book was featured as a special on National Public Television’s Nightly Business Report.
As the writer of the top-selling books The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets From the Berkshire Hathaway Managers and 101 Reasons To Own the World’s Greatest Investment: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway [Wiley], Robert has relentlessly followed his passion and found great success in doing so.
He is the author and presenter of Warren Buffett Wealth: Principles and Practical Methods Used by the World’s Greatest Investor [Wiley (book) and Nightingale (audio)]. He is host of the Buffett CEO Talk video series, conversations with the Berkshire Hathaway managers filmed before live studio audiences and broadcast on public television.
Many of his live keynotes, along with his hardcover and paperback books have been translated into assorted foreign languages, including Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese.
Known for his subtle wit and entertaining stories, this author without borders has shared his valuable insights, strategies, philosophies, and anecdotes with enthusiastic audiences throughout the world.
For more than a decade, Miles has given hundreds of live presentations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia in 15 countries, over 45 cities and 12 universities.
Miles is the founder and host of the original Value Investor Conference held each year immediately preceding the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Attendees from all 6 continents enjoy this unique retreat style forum featuring presentations from Warren Buffett CEOs, global investment managers and best-selling authors.
In the fall of 2011, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Robert Miles created the curriculum and began teaching a graduate Executive MBA course based on his worldwide lectures and titled The Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and the Art of Managing. This one of a kind program includes a distinguished speaker series, multiple valuation case studies of actual businesses and stocks purchased by Warren Buffett, and for the final exam, student presentations of businesses they think would best fit into the Berkshire family of businesses.
Miles is an avid tennis player, an adventurist and world traveler. He has visited over 70 countries, with a goal to explore 5 new countries each year. Having circumnavigated the world three times, he enjoys presenting interactive multimedia travelogues, highlighting the people, their culture and local customs. While each of his published books require 2,000 hours of research, writing and editing, his professional and travel presentations take a minimum of 40 hours of preparation for each hour of lecture.
Miles is a graduate of the University of Michigan Business School and resides in Tampa, Florida.
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Teacher’s Luncheon Speaker, Friday, October 9
Michael Bryan is a vice president and senior economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for organizing the Atlanta Fed’s monetary policy process.
Mr. Bryan previously served as vice president in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he specialized in business analysis with an emphasis on measuring and tracking inflation trends. He joined the Cleveland Fed as a bank examiner in 1978 and transferred to the research department the next year. In 1986, Mr. Bryan served as an economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. He was promoted to the position of economic adviser in 1991 and appointed as a bank officer in 1995. In 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies in Tokyo, and in 2000, he was a visiting economist at the Swedish Riksbank in Stockholm. Mr. Bryan has served on the faculties of the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Case Western Reserve University, all in Cleveland. He joined the Atlanta Fed in 2008.
A native of Cleveland, Mr. Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master’s degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University.