As a computer wiz kid with a strong interest in business,
Michael at the age of…
7 reassembled his first computer

9 wrote his first program

17 started working in his family’s consulting firm

19 opened his own business

Since 1999, Michael has actively been practicing as a business management and strategy consultant. Though he handles standard business essentials like setup, infrastructure and management issues his IT specialty spans data warehousing, enterprise systems engineering, electronic medical systems, cloud computing, and business process automation.Combining a holistic perspective of people and business with a reductionist view toward complex business and technology problems, Michael’s passion is creating simple
technology solutions.

With an ever-inquiring mind and a strong desire to help people in the most meaningful ways possible, Michael earned his master’s degree from Touro College Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine (GPOM). During this time and forward, he has done extensive work in Chinese medical text translation and acupuncture research.

Michael is an active international speaker on issues pertaining to technology, politics, acupuncture research, and Oriental medicine.

Michael currently lives with his wife and two young children in Queens, NY, where he is the Chief Executive Officer of Soft Illuminations consulting firm and directs select high-profile initiatives for NYC’s Department of Health. Michael also maintains a small but active practice in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is the president of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).


Avi Werde

Head Quarters , 231 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11225, United States

Avi started his business life at a very young age, which has allowed him to explore many industries. After finishing his studies as a music student he went on to other areas in the hospitality industry expanding his knowledge and experience to the point that he felt unsatisfied by the restraints and slow progressions of working for another leading him to create his company Werde Productions.

This new venture brought Avi national and international attention as the world was to experience their first large scale Jewish wedding expo, opening doors that he has been yearning to open. He has since been involved with projects such as Concerts, Galas, Art Shows, Art installations, Fashion shows, managing event spaces, birthdays, product launches, corporate events, Festival management, parties, event marketing, PR, the works.