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  • Disinformation the “Biggest Threat” From Russia: Anne-Marie Slaughter | Global Stage | GZERO Media
    Disinformation the “Biggest Threat” From Russia: Anne-Marie Slaughter | Global Stage | GZERO Media
  • 5 Things You've Got Wrong about Diversity and Inclusion with Author Ruchika Tulshyan
    5 Things You've Got Wrong about Diversity and Inclusion with Author Ruchika Tulshyan
  • Nicholas Bloom | Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Remote and Hybrid Workplaces
    Nicholas Bloom | Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Remote and Hybrid Workplaces
  • Jeremy Bailenson: Your Mind on the Metaverse
    Jeremy Bailenson: Your Mind on the Metaverse
  • Creating Good Jobs
    Creating Good Jobs
  • How Will Coronavirus Impact Us As a Society? | Amanpour and Company
    How Will Coronavirus Impact Us As a Society? | Amanpour and Company
  • Digital Transformation After the Pandemic
    Digital Transformation After the Pandemic
  • The Hybrid Workplace - Power | Fairness | Trust: Mark Mortensen on Starting Remote #88
    The Hybrid Workplace - Power | Fairness | Trust: Mark Mortensen on Starting Remote #88
  • Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity
    Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity
  • Nobel Laureate Economist Paul Romer’s Optimistic Outlook on the Future
    Nobel Laureate Economist Paul Romer’s Optimistic Outlook on the Future
  • Amy C Edmondson: How to lead in a crisis
    Amy C Edmondson: How to lead in a crisis
  • Isha Datar: How we could eat real meat without harming animals
    Isha Datar: How we could eat real meat without harming animals
  • George Serafeim: Reimagining Capitalism - performance, purpose, and ESG issues
    George Serafeim: Reimagining Capitalism - performance, purpose, and ESG issues
  • How to open up the next level of human performance | Steven Kotler | TEDxABQ
    How to open up the next level of human performance | Steven Kotler | TEDxABQ
  • Dr. Ayanna Howard Explains How Robots Can Learn Sexism And Racism | The View
    Dr. Ayanna Howard Explains How Robots Can Learn Sexism And Racism | The View
  • Virtual Book Tour Event #14: A Conversation with Amy Webb and Dr. Rana el Kaliouby
    Virtual Book Tour Event #14: A Conversation with Amy Webb and Dr. Rana el Kaliouby
  • Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like
    Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like
  • Becoming Interplanetary & Accelerating Positive Change for Spaceship Earth | Dava Newman | TEDxMIT
    Becoming Interplanetary & Accelerating Positive Change for Spaceship Earth | Dava Newman | TEDxMIT
  • Rebecca Henderson: To save the climate we have to reimagine capitalism
    Rebecca Henderson: To save the climate we have to reimagine capitalism
RAWI ABDELAL

Foremost Authority on Geopolitical Trends Affecting Businesses, Economies, Supply Chains and Social Structures; Transformative Strategist and Advisor Helping Leaders Position Their Organizations for a Sustainable Future; Former Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies: Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

Policy & Government / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Future of Work / Financial Services / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy
Henny Admoni

Pioneering Robotics Researcher Focused on Developing Socially and Physically Assistive Machines That Improve Lives; Foremost Expert on Human-Centered Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration; Director, Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab and A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

AI, Robotics & Automation / Health Care & Medicine / Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CHRISTINA ÅKERMAN, MD

World-Renowned Physician and Expert on Value-Based Health Care; Leading Authority on Creating Common Global Standards for Measuring Patient Outcomes; Senior Institute Associate, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School; Former President, ICHOM

Health Care & Medicine / Women Speakers & Advisors / International Speakers & Advisors
Modupe Akinola

Authority on Organizational Environments Who Advises Leaders on Managing Stress, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, and Women’s Leadership; Award-Winning Professor of Management and Leadership, Columbia Business School; Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

Company Culture / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / New To Stern / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being
BETH ALTRINGER

Award-winning Designer and Expert on Combining Design, Technology and Behavioral Science to Create Innovative Products, Services and Experiences; Unrivaled Authority on Innovation Leadership, Product Desirability and Outside-the-Box Design Thinking; Founder, The Desirability Lab; Principal, Ames Studio; Professor of Practice and Executive Director, Joint Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE) Program, Brown University and RISD

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work
TOMMY AMAKER Headshot

Transformative Leader and Educator Focused on Helping Organizations Build Collaborative, Inclusive and Purpose-Driven Teams That Consistently Achieve Goals; Multi-Award-Winning Harvard Men’s Basketball Coach; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Hauser Leader, Harvard Kennedy School

Leadership / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture
Bharat N. Anand

Leading Expert on Digital Strategy, Media and Entertainment Strategy, Corporate Strategy and Organizational Change; Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University; Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School Online; Author, “The Content Trap” (2016)

Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Global Authority on Business Analytics and How Information Spreads Through Social Networks; MIT Professor of Management, Marketing, IT and Data Science; Award-winning Scientist, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and MIT Social Analytics Lab; Founding Partner, Manifest Capital; Award-winning Author, “The Hype Machine” (2020); Winner, 2021 Thinkers50 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World

Technology / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Policy & Government / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics
Nava Ashraf

Pioneering Authority on the Concept of Altruistic Capital and How Organizations Can Make Work More Fulfilling; Director of Research, Marshall Institute; Co-Director, Psychology and Economics Program, STICERD; Co-Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre, Zambia; Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / New To Stern / Company Culture / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety
AZEEM AZHAR

Award-winning Technology Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur; Expert on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Economies and Society; Founder, Exponential View; Founder, PeerIndex; Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future’s Council on the Digital Economy; Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home
JEREMY BAILENSON

Virtual Reality Pioneer and Leading Authority on Immersive Technologies That Are Reshaping Business and Society; Expert on VR and AR Tools That Improve Workplace Training and Culture and Prepare Companies for the Future of Work; Cognitive Psychologist; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University; Author, “Experience on Demand” (2018)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Technology / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Metaverse
WILLIAM BARNETT

Visionary Authority on Strategy, Leadership and Competition; Author, “The Red Queen;” Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Company Culture

Global Authority on Leadership, Power, and Organizational Behavior Helping Change Makers Successfully Initiate and Implement Business Transformation; Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School; Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder and Faculty Chair, Social Innovation + Change Initiative; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Power, for All: How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business” (2021) and “Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy” (May 2022)

Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Company Culture / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
Matt Beane

Leading Expert on the Future of Work Involving Intelligent Machines, Specializing in Robotics; Former Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer, Humatics; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Digital Fellow, MIT’s Institute for the Digital Economy

Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home
David Bell

Expert on Digital Transformation and its Impact on Consumer Behavior; Architect of Actionable Frameworks for Adapting to the Digital Revolution; Bestselling Author, “Location Is (Still) Everything”; Former Wharton Professor & Online Education Innovator (Coursera.org, EdX.org); Co-Founder, Idea Farm Ventures

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Technology / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Marketing, Branding & Sales
Lyle Berkowitz headshot

Health Care Futurist, Telehealth Pioneer and Primary Care Physician at the Forefront of Automating and Virtualizing Care; Leading Authority on Designing and Executing Innovative Tech-Based Care Redesign; Founder and CEO, KeyCare; Editor-in-Chief, Telehealth and Medicine Today

Health Care & Medicine / Technology / Futurists / Must-Read Books / Wellness & Well-Being
Marco Bertini

Foremost Authority on Strategies That Build and Sustain Revenue; Leading Expert on Creating and Sharing Value with Customers; Co-author, “The Ends Game: How Smart Companies Stop Selling Products and Start Delivering Value” (2020); Professor of Marketing, Esade; Visiting Professor in Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Former Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Business Model Innovation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Technology / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
Alexander Betts

Authority on Refugees and Human Migration; Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford; Director, Refugee Studies Centre and Refugee Economies; Author, “Refuge”

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
Reid Blackman Headshot

Renowned AI Ethicist and Philosopher Advising Leaders on Ethical AI Principles for Risk Mitigation; Founder and CEO, Virtue Ethics Consultancy; Founding Member, Ernst & Young’s Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board; Author, “Ethical Machines” (July 2022)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Innovation & Design / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation
David Blake

World’s Foremost Expert on Upskilling, the Future of Credentials and Equitable Workplace Learning Initiatives; Leading Authority on Future-proofing Companies and Their Employees; Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Degreed; Co-founder, Learn In; Co-author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Nick Bloom

Renowned Global Economist Who Guides Fiscal Decisions Around Management Practices and Workplace Models, Particularly in Times of Uncertainty; Authority on Remote and Hybrid Work Models and the Future of Work; Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Professor, by Courtesy, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-director, Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Bureau of Economic Research; Senior Fellow, Centre for Economic Performance

Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / TED Speakers
Raquel Bono

Changemaker and Trailblazer in Genuine Leadership, Medicine, and Public Health; Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; Chief Health Officer, Viking Cruises; Founder, Military Health Corps Female Physicians Leadership Course; Former CEO and Director, Defense Health Agency; Former Director, Washington State Covid-19 Health System Response Team; Retired Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

Health Care & Medicine / Leadership / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Pioneering Bioscientist and Innovator; Expert on Leading Teams Where Few Rules or Precedents Exist; Neuroengineer Focused on Mapping the Brain to Cure Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders; Professor, MIT Media Lab and MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research; Co-founder, Cognito Therapeutics

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging
Larry Brilliant

Pioneering Physician, Epidemiologist and Leading Public Health Expert; Highly Sought-After Strategy Consultant on Global Pandemics; Global Philanthropist and Senior Advisor, Skoll Foundation; Founder and CEO, Pandefense Advisory

Health Care & Medicine / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
Tim Brown

Leading Voice for Design Thinking to Innovate and Solve Problems; Expert on Creative Competitiveness and Design Collectivism; Global Solutions Activist; Executive Chair, IDEO

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation
Erik Brynjolfsson Headshot

Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity, Performance, Digital Commerce and Intangible Assets; New York Times Bestselling Co-Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd;” Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Technology / Policy & Government / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics

Leading Authority on the Future of Work in the Age of AI; Top 50 Influencer on Aging; Expert on Human Resource Management, Public Policy Related to Employment, and Talent and Performance Management; Professor, The Wharton School; Author, “The Future of the Office”

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Longevity & Aging / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety
Nicholas Carr Headshot

Award-winning Author, Sociologist and Researcher Who Offers Illuminating and Provocative Insights on Technology’s Effects on Our Thoughts, Skills and Lives; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Shallows” (Pulitzer Prize Finalist); Former Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review; Visiting Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Technology / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics

Expert on Persuasion and Decision-Making; Leverages Behavioral Economics to Help People & Do Business Better; Professor, Yale School of Management; Author, “Influence for Nice People” (2022)

Persuasion & Negotiation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Psychological Safety
Alta Charo Headshot

Acclaimed Bioethicist, Futurist, and Legal Scholar Who Advises Organizations and Governments on Issues Surrounding Genetic Engineering and Emerging Sciences; Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin; Former David A. Hamburg Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Lead Co-Chair, “BioMade”; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Committee on Emerging Science, Technology and Innovation

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Nicholas Christakis Headshot

Renowned Physician, Epidemiologist, Public Health Expert, and Social Scientist Whose Work Helps Organizations Positively Influence Group Behaviors; Authority on Pandemics and the Future Effects of Covid-19; Professor and Director, The Human Nature Lab, Yale University; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Blueprint” (2019); Author, “Apollo’s Arrow” (2020)

Health Care & Medicine / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Technology / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being
Ann Christensen Headshot

Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation in Business, Health Care, Education, and Economic Development; President, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Health Care & Medicine / Women Speakers & Advisors
Matthew Christensen Headshot

Leading Authority on Leveraging Disruptive Innovation to Enable the Continuous Creation of New Business Opportunities; Successful Investment Advisor; Co-Founder and CEO, Rose Park Advisors

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Financial Services
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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Inclusivity and the Psychology of Good People; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Unethical Behavior; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” (2018) and “A More Just Future” (October 2022)

TED Speakers / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Pioneer in Using Virtual Reality to Expose the Devastating Impact of Racism on Individuals, Organizations and Society; Expert on Understanding How Racism in the Media Affects Human Health; Transdisciplinary Scholar; Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Health Care & Medicine / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being
Isha Datar Headshot

Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (formerly Muufri) and Clara Foods

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors

Pioneering Authority on AI Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage; Visiting Professor, Oxford Saïd Business School; Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Senior Advisor, Deloitte AI Practice; Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College; Author, “Competing on Analytics” and “The AI Advantage”

Leadership / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home

Renowned Behavioral Scientist, Digital Transformation Strategist and Leadership Advisor Helping Organizations Balance the Human + AI Equation; Provost Chair and Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School; Director and Founder, Centre on AI Technology for Humankind; Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School and St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University; Research Member, The Justice Collaboratory, Yale Law School

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Leadership / Policy & Government / AI, Robotics & Automation / Persuasion & Negotiation / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Trust & Empathy
Bart De Langhe

Leading Behavioral Economist with Alternative Models for Building Customer Loyalty; Data Scientist at the Intersection of AI and Human Decision Making; Marketing Thought Leader Helping Companies Optimize Data to Drive Growth; 2021 Best 40-Under-40 Professor, Poets and Quants; Marketing Professor, Esade Business School

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors
Horace Dediu - Micromobility

Leading Global Authority on Micromobility; Expert on the Future of Mobility and Smart Transportation; World-Renowned Mobile Industry Analyst and Visionary on Digital Business Disruption; Partner and Chief Market Strategist, Relay Ventures; Founder, Asymco

Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics

Renowned International Finance and Tax Policy Expert; Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Law Professor, Harvard Law School; Bestselling Author, “The Wisdom of Finance” (2017) and “How Finance Works” (2019)

Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
Karen Dillon Headshot

Authority on Leadership, Innovation and Problem-solving; Co-author with the late Clayton Christensen of Bestsellers “How Will You Measure Your Life?,” “Competing Against Luck” and the “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Former Harvard Business Review Editor; Master Moderator

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators
Jeff Dyer Headshot

Expert on Strategically Designing Innovative Business Models, Corporate Cultures and Leadership Styles; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA,” “The Innovator’s Method” and “Innovation Capital” (2019); Executive MBA Professor, Wharton School; Professor of Strategy, Brigham Young University

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” (2018); Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy

Pioneering Authority on Innovative Space Architecture, the Future of Living in Space and Its Implications for Improving Life on Earth; Founder and Director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative; Editor, “Into the Anthropocosmos” (October 19, 2021); Former Graduate Fellow, Mars 2020 Rover Hardware Systems Engineering, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

AI, Robotics & Automation / Technology / Futurists / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Space Exploration & Interplanetary Life
Rana el Kaliouby

Pioneer and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur and Authority on Developing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded,” (April 2020); Named to the Entrepreneur List of 100 Women of Influence in 2022; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Technology / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Moderators / Trust & Empathy
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McKinsey Award-winning Author, Engaging Speaker and Renowned Executive Educator Who Shows Leaders New Ways to Shape Successful Organizations Today; Named Among the Most Influential Living Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 Five Times; Director of London Business School’s Leadership Program for Senior-most Executives

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Company Culture / Psychological Safety
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Acclaimed Education and Human Development Scholar Helping Educators, Parents, Trustees, Young People, K-12 Institutions and Institutions of Higher Learning Think About the Meaning and Role of Education in People’s Lives; Veteran Researcher (with Howard Gardner), Harvard Graduate School of Education; Lead Author, “The Real World of College” (2022); Lead Author, “Making Good” (2004); Project Director, Project Zero

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / New To Stern

Expert on the Future of Education, Focused on Building Students’ Social Capital, Competency-Based Education and Blending Learning; Director, Education at Clayton Christensen Institute; Co-Author, “Who You Know” (2018)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
Stew Friedman Headshot

World’s Top Expert on Leadership and Performance in All Parts of Life; Influential Innovator in Leadership Education; Award-winning Wharton Professor; Host of Wharton’s “Work and Life” Podcast; Former Senior Executive, Ford Motor Company; Bestselling Author, “Total Leadership” and “Parents Who Lead” (March 2020)

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy
David Fubini

Global Authority on Organizational Behavior and Mergers & Acquisitions Who Specializes in Helping Leaders Architect and Execute Organizational Turnarounds; Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior Unit and Co-leader, Leading Professional Services Firm and Mergers & Acquisitions Programs for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education; Former Senior Director, McKinsey & Company; Author, “Hidden Truths” (2020)

Must-Read Books / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Financial Services / New To Stern / Company Culture
Nathan Furr

Foremost Expert on Managing Uncertainty with Frameworks to Build Resilience, Uncover New Possibilities, and Strategically Adapt to Change; Recognized Authority on Technology Strategy, Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation; Co-author of Five Books on Innovation Including “Innovation Capital” (2019) and “The Upside of Uncertainty” (2022); Professor, INSEAD

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
Amy Gallo headshot

Leading Expert in Conflict, Communication and Workplace Dynamics Delivering Evidence-Based Ideas that Improve Relationships and Drive Excellence at Work; Author, “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” (2017) and “Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People)” (September 2022); Co-Host, HBR’s “Women at Work” Podcast; Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

New To Stern / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture
Heidi Gardner headshot

Pioneering Collaboration Expert & Advisor Embedding Smarter Agile Principles and Practices Across Organizations; Bestselling Author of More Than 80 Books, Articles, Case Studies and Other Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022); Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School; Faculty Chair, Harvard Accelerated Leadership Program & Smart Collaboration Masterclass

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / New To Stern / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Business Model Innovation

Renowned Developmental and Cognitive Psychologist; Father of Multiple Intelligences Theory; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 2021 Recipient, United Sigma Intelligence Association Award; Co-Director, The Good Project; Author, “A Synthesizing Mind” (2020); Co-Author, “The Real World of College” (2022)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Technology / Future of Work / Must-Read Books
Renee Richardson Gosline

Globally Recognized Digital Marketing Expert Whose Frameworks Help Organizations Improve Customer Experiences by Leveraging AI and Behavioral Economics; Practitioner and Corporate Advisor on Brand Strategy, Customer Experience and Inclusive Leadership; Senior Lecturer in the Management Science Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE); Digital Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics
William Green headshot

Award-winning Financial Journalist Helping Individuals Think Strategically and Make Better Decisions by Sharing the Wisdom and Habits of the World’s Most Successful Investors; New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Co-Author; Author, “Richer, Wiser, Happier” (2021)

Financial Services / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Must-Read Books

Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-Winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy
Headshot of Ranjay Gulati in a dark blue shirt against a leafy green background

Renowned Researcher and Advisor Bridging Strategy, Organizational Design and Purpose-Driven Leadership to Drive Growth and Profitability; Top-Ten Cited Academic of Economics and Business Studying Resilient Organizations That Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies” (2022); Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor and Former Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School

New To Stern / Must-Read Books / Business Model Innovation / TED Speakers / Leadership / Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development

Acclaimed Journalist, Researcher and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021); Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department

Must-Read Books / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy
Constance Hadley

Authority on Team Dynamics Who Helps Leaders Foster a Culture of Psychological Safety and Well-Being in the Workplace; Expert on Leadership Strategies and Processes for Building Collaborative, Resilient Organizations in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments; Management and Organizations Lecturer, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Persuasion & Negotiation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy

Expert Implementer of Innovation, Marketing & Growth Strategies; Authority on Elevating the Consumer Experience for Maximum Growth; Senior Partner, Lippincott; Co-Author, “Competing Against Luck” (2016)

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Financial Services / Must-Read Books

Authority on Social Media Behavior & Psychology of Online Interaction; Expert on Technology’s Role in Deception and Trust; Founding Director, Stanford University Social Media Lab; Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Technology / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy

Leader of the Bionic Age; Champion for Creating Technology to Improve the Human Body and Redefine Human Potential; Professor & Leader, MIT Center for Extreme Bionics

Technology / Innovation & Design / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Longevity & Aging

Biotech and Life Sciences Visionary Helping Organizations and Society Understand How Synthetic Biology Will Positively Impact Human Life, Change Industries and Create Investment Opportunities; Cell Biologist, Futurist, Entrepreneur and Global Authority on Synthetically Engineering Life; Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Genome Project-write; Founder and Past President, Humane Genomics, Inc.; Co-Author, “The Genesis Machine” (February 2022)

Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging

World-Renowned Expert on Leadership and Diversity-Driven Innovation; Award-Winning Co-Author of Bestseller “Collective Genius;” Co-Founder, Paradox Strategies Leadership Advisory Firm; Chair of the Leadership Initiative and Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Top Ten Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture

Renowned Robotics and AI Expert Focused on Human-Robot Interaction; Leading AI Researcher & Innovator; Mechanical Engineering Professor, Cornell University; Former Co-Director, IDC Media Innovation Lab

AI, Robotics & Automation / Technology / TED Speakers / Future of Work

Pioneering Digital Learning Strategist Focused on Securing the Future of Businesses and Workers Through Upskilling and Reskilling Initiatives and New Approaches to K-12 and Higher Education; Award-winning Author of Five Books on the Future of Learning, Including “Choosing College” (2019); Co-founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Senior Strategist, Guild Education; Co-host, “Class Disrupted” Podcast; Co-host, “Future U” Podcast; Author, “From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child” (Summer 2022)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Technology / Future of Work / Must-Read Books

Renowned Geneticist Specializing in Aging; “Godfather of Epigenetic Clocks” and Inventor of the Horvath Clock and Lifespan Predictors; Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Futurists / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging
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Pioneering Innovator, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Robotic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Health Care and Education; Founder and Board Directors, Zyrobotics; Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University; Bestselling Author, “Sex, Race and Robots” (2020)

Technology / Education & Lifelong Learning / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Digital Transformation Pioneer and Expert on AI-First Operating Models That Exponentially Scale Business; Davis Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Information Science, Harvard Business School; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Harvard Business Review Editor-in-Chief; Renowned Journalist; Insightful Expert on New Ideas in Business and Management; Master Moderator

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Moderators

Leading Authority on Economic Revival and Growth; Founder, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Platform; Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson Executive and Enterprise Education; Author of “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid”; Entrepreneur and Angel Investor; Professor, Harvard Business School

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure

Acclaimed Futurist, Inventor, Entrepreneur & Technology Thought Leader; Pioneer in Medical Imaging and Telepathic Technology; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Founder, Openwater

Technology / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors

Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

Technology / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy

Renowned Brand Marketing Strategist Whose Retailing Success Matrix Offers Companies Winning Strategies for Surviving Disruption; Expert on Brand Loyalty, Management and Consumer Decision-Making; Bestselling, Award-Winning Author, “The Shopping Revolution” (2021); Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School; Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Metaverse
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Leading Authority on Extended Intelligence, Closely Coupling Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Inventor and Lead Innovator Behind AlterEgo; Rising Tech Star and 2019 TED Fellow; Researcher, MIT Media Lab

AI, Robotics & Automation / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Technology / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging
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Authority on Integrating Firms into Dynamic Business Ecosystems; Innovation Strategy and Effectiveness Expert; Influential Designer; Co-Founder and Former President, Doblin; Author, “Ten Types of Innovation”

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure
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Digital Visionary; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Inevitable”; Writer on Business and “Cool Tools”; Co-Founder and Senior Maverick, WIRED

Futurists / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Metaverse
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Global Authority on Leadership Development and Organizational Change; Award-Winning Academic and Bestselling Author/Editor of over 50 Books; Professor, Psychoanalyst, INSEAD

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Company Culture
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Renowned Authority on Climate Science and Energy Technologies; Former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; University Professor, New York University, with Appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering and the Department of Physics; Former Professor of Theoretical Physics and Vice President and Provost, Caltech; Former Chief Scientist, BP; Founding Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP); Long-time Member and Former Chair of the JASON Group of Government Advisors; Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (May 2021)

Must-Read Books / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Energy & Renewables

Foremost Authority on Generating Peak Organizational and Individual Performance; Leading Expert on the Future of Technology; Award-Winning Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Art of Impossible”; Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Technology / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Human Resource Management & Talent Development
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Global Authority on Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Business Opportunities With Social and Environmental Impact; Co-Creator (With Michael Porter) of the Creating Shared Value (CSV) Concept; Acclaimed Scholar Who Introduced the Ideas of Impact Investing, Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, and Strategic Evaluation; Co-Founder, FSG; Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Financial Services / New To Stern / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues

Architect of Digital Transformation and AI-Enabled Business and Operating Models; Leading Scholar of Technology Management and Innovation Experiments; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) and the Harvard Business Analytics Program; Award-Winning Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Renowned Authority on Culture and Individual and Group Transformation Helping Leaders Create Conditions Where Dignity and Equality Are Actively Promoted and Ensured; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a World in Transformation”; Author, “From Having to Being” (2023)

Company Culture / TED Speakers / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Wellness & Well-Being
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Digital Transformation, Remote Work, and Social Network Expert Who Helps Organizations and Their Employees to Succeed in the Rapid Transition Into the New Era of Data-Intensive and Technology-Supported Work; Technology Management Department Chair and Professor, University of California Santa Barbara; Author, “The Digital Mindset” (2022)

New To Stern / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Technology / Strategy / Leadership
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Trailblazing Journalist, Tech Guru, and Futurist Helping Organizations Anticipate Technology Trends That Are Poised to Disrupt Business and Society; Global Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine; Former Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review; Co-founding Editor, Quartz Magazine

Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / New To Stern / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Trust & Empathy / Metaverse
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World-renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
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Pioneering Authority on Human-Computer Interaction, AI and Human Augmentation; Entrepreneur; Director, MIT Program in Media Arts and Sciences; Professor, MIT

Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Renowned Expert on the Future of Work and Organizational Visionary; Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Author, “Superminds” (2018); Founding Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books

Award-Winning Georgetown Professor and Researcher Focused on Social and Emotional Processes, Centering on Empathy, Altruism, Psychopathy and the Nonverbal Communication of Emotion; Director, Georgetown Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience; Winner of Wyatt Memorial Award and the Cozzarelli Prize; Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

New To Stern / Wellness & Well-Being / Health Care & Medicine / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Globally Acclaimed Researcher, Writer and Thinker About Technological Progress and the Changes It Brings; Expert Helping Organizations Build Businesses That Are Simultaneously Agile, Innovative and Robust; Evidence-driven Optimist and Practical Theorist Investigating Sources of Growth and Competitive Differentiation; New York Times Bestselling Author; Co-founder and Co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World and the 50 People Reshaping American Politics; TED Talker; Thinkers 50 Digital Thinking Award Winner; Author, “The Geek Way” (2023) and “More From Less” (2019); Coauthor, “Machine | Platform | Crowd” (2017) and “The Second Machine Age” (2014)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation and Strategies for Conquering New Markets; Authority on Proactive Investment Opportunities; Best 40 Under 40 Professor (Poets & Quants); Professor, Harvard Business School

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Financial Services / Moderators
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Visionary Leader and Serial Entrepreneur Who Teaches Organizations How to Exponentially Scale Business and Drive Disruptive Innovation; Co-founder and CEO, DVx Ventures; Former COO, Lyft; Former President, Tesla Motors; Successful Investor and Strategic Advisor on Risk Assessment; Expert on Leading Highly Effective Teams; Lecturer, Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers
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Groundbreaking Quantum Physicist and Hollywood Science Consultant Who Strives to Make Quantum Accessible to All, Mathematical Physicist, Caltech; Staff Advisor, InnoWorks Caltech Chapter; Manager of Outreach, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter; Professor in Residence, Relay Ventures; Science Advisor, Ant-Man, The Wasp, Bill & Ted Face the Music

Futurists / Technology / New To Stern
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Master Innovator, Maker and Entrepreneur; Expert Investigator of Consumers’ Motivations and Decision-Making Processes; Co-Creator of the “Jobs-To-Be-Done” Theory; President, ReWired Group; Co-author, “Choosing College” (2019)

Innovation & Design / Education & Lifelong Learning / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Must-Read Books
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Expert on Remote Work and Solving the Challenges of Organizational Design, Company Culture, Social Psychology and Human Dynamics; Authority on the Impact of Technology on Employee Behavior, Coordination and the Future Design of Work; Professor, INSEAD

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Wellness & Well-Being
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Pioneering Authority on Brain Health, Women’s Brains, and Brain Nutrition; Director, Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC); Associate Director, WCMC/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic; New York Times Bestselling Author of “The XX Brain” (2020)

Health Care & Medicine / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Wellness & Well-Being
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Authority on Leadership; Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, “Indispensable” and “Picking Presidents” (October 2022)

Leadership / Must-Read Books
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Foremost Expert on Digital Currencies and Blockchains; Financial Democratization Enthusiast; Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab

Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services
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Visionary on Technology and its Impact on Business and Society; Founding Chairman, MIT Media Lab; Founder, One Laptop per Child

Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Acclaimed Psychological Safety, Organizational Learning, and Health Care Management Scholar Focused on Helping Leaders Foster an Agile Culture of Innovation, Problem-Solving and Teamwork; Qualitative and Quantitative Field Researcher Who Studies the Dynamics of People Working Together Primarily in Health Care Settings but Also in Other Settings; Associate Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / New To Stern / Wellness & Well-Being
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Aerospace Pioneer and Multidisciplinary Authority on the Requirements of Human Performance On and Beyond Earth; Former NASA Deputy Administrator and Current Director, MIT Media Lab; Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, MIT

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Technology / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Space Exploration & Interplanetary Life

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity Through Innovation; Leading Authority on Market-Creating Innovations; Co-Author, “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Co-Founder & President, Poverty Stops Here

Innovation & Design / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Strategy
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Award-winning Architect, Designer and Inventor; Pioneer of the Field of Material Ecology; Leading Authority on “Hacking” Nature for the Purposes of Speculative and Practical Design; Founder, Mediated Matter Research Group at the MIT Media Lab; Founder and CEO, OXMAN

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers

Award-winning, Globally Recognized Expert on Cybersecurity, Helping Organizations Understand Cyber Threats, Assess Cyber Risks and Establish Cyber Policies; President, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation; Board Member and Chair of the Risk Committee at the Center for Internet Security; Non-resident Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Co-Chair of the Institute of Security and Technology’s Ransomware Task Force; Former Senior Official at the Department of Justice, F.B.I.; Former White House Senior Director for Cyber Policy and Acting Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Council; Former (and First) Top Cyber Diplomat at the U.S. State Department

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / New To Stern

Cutting-Edge Thought Leader on the Future of Work, the Future of Learning, and the Challenge of Upskilling and Reskilling the Workforce; Chief Learning Officer, Degreed; Co-Author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books
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Leading Authority on Social Norms and Norm Change, Individual and Social Network-wide Behavioral Change, and the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict; 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Professor, Princeton University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy

Leading Expert on Network Economics and Platform Business Strategies; Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College; Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy; Co-chair of MIT’s Annual Platform Strategy Summit; Winner, 2019 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

AI, Robotics & Automation / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Pioneering Social Worker at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Empathy, Race and Society; Founding Director, SAFE Lab; Co-director, Justice, Equity and Technology Lab, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Data Science Institute (DSI); Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Moderators / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy / Metaverse
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Behavioral Economics Expert and Leader in Applying Human Insights to Business Strategy, Marketing and Operations; Co-Founder, BEworks; Founder and CEO, Trial Run; Lifetime Achievement Award, Consulting Magazine

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Leadership Development Authority with Expertise in Crisis Management, Dual-Career Couples and Gender Balance in the Workplace; Award-winning Researcher and Organizational Performance Expert; Professor and Director of the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, INSEAD; Author, “Couples That Work” (2019)

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety
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Expert on Leadership and Learning in the Age of “Nomadic Professionalism;” Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World, Thinkers50; Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being / Psychological Safety

Renowned Authority on Power and Influence, Turning Knowledge into Action, Evidence-Based Management, and Building Cultures that Achieve Competitive Advantage Through People; Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Author, “7 Rules of Power” (2022) and “Dying for a Paycheck” (2018)

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home

Digital Health Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Mobile & Wearable Technology for Emotional Intelligence and Wellbeing; Expert on Emotion AI and the Ethics of Its Use; Top Cited Scholar in the Areas of Digital Health and Affective Computing; Co-founder, Affectiva; Co-founder and Chairman, Empatica; Director, Affective Computing Research, MIT Media Lab; Professor, MIT; Faculty Chair MindHandHeart

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

Foremost Authority on Growth and Innovation Strategy for Large Firms and Startups; Expert on Commercializing Science, Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness; Professor, Harvard Business School; Author, “Creative Construction” (2019); Winner, 2019 McKinsey Award and 2020 Clayton M. Christensen Prize

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Financial Services / Must-Read Books
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Visionary Futurist and Venture Capitalist Funding Dynamic Breakthrough Technologies in Computing, Energy, Life Sciences and Health Care; Leading Expert on New Technology, Innovation and the Future of Work; Renowned Journalist, Speaker and Moderator; Partner, DCVC; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Strateos

Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Energy & Renewables
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Foremost Authority on Strategy, Competition and Competitive Advantage; Co-Creator of the Shared Value Concept; Professor, Harvard Business School

Strategy / Health Care & Medicine / Leadership / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books

Globally Recognized Executive Who Transformed the Field of Management and Fueled the Success of the World’s Most Powerful Financial Services Firms; Productivity Expert Who Helps Organizations Streamline Systems and Drive Growth; Former Executive Chairman of MFS Investment Management and Vice Chairman of Fidelity Investments; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Bestselling Author, “Extreme Productivity”; Co-author, “Remote, Inc.” (April 2021)

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Hybrid Work & Work From Home
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Globally Recognized Expert on Technology and Its Impact on Business and Society; Pioneering Authority on Cloud Computing, Global Sourcing, IT Strategies and the Future of Work; Veteran Industry Analyst and Futurist; Former Co-leader, Cognizant’s Future of Work Center; Co-author, “Monster” (March 2021)

Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics
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Expert on Leadership, Disruptive Innovation and Transforming Organizations in the Digital Age; Foremost Authority on the Online Learning Revolution in Higher Education; Advocate for Using Data to Evaluate Performance and Improve Outcomes; President, Western Governors University

Leadership / Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Future of Work

Successful Hedge Fund Entrepreneur with Vast Expertise in Investing, Emerging Technologies and Corporate Leadership; Visiting Lecturer at MIT and Harvard Business School; Contributor to World Economic Forum Research; Founding Partner, Domeyard LP and CEO, Databento; Author, “The Finance Snake” (2021)

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Acclaimed Futurist, Computer Scientist and Pioneering AI Scholar Whose Ongoing Research Reveals How Emerging Technologies Will Impact Humans and Related Long-term Investments; Foremost Expert on the Future of Work, Human-Machine Collaboration and the Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles; Director, Center for Humans & Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

TED Speakers / Policy & Government / Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy
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Acclaimed Sci-Fi Author, Entrepreneur and Scientist; Visionary & Futurist Whose Proven Framework Uses Fiction to Solve Real Problems and Inspire Future Innovation; Co-Founder, Helix Nanotechnologies

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Leading Expert on Corporate-Government Relations, Sustainable Capitalism and Corporate Reporting; Authority on Rebuilding Trust Within Both Private and Public Sector Organizations; Professor of Business & Public Policy, University of Oxford; Inaugural Director, Oxford’s Master of Public Policy Program

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Strategy / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
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Leadership Coach and Authority on Psychological Safety and Empowering Employees to Speak Truth to Power; Renowned Educator, Researcher and Consultant on Mindfulness and Diversity in the Workplace; Author, “Speak Up” (2019) and “Mind Time” (2018); Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy

Foremost Authority on Modern Revenue Generation, Sales and Marketing Strategy in the Digital Era; Founding CRO at HubSpot; Best Selling Author of “The Sales Acceleration Formula”; Professor at Harvard Business School; Venture Capitalist and Startup Board Member; Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Technology / Must-Read Books
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Nobel Laureate Economist and World-renowned Authority on Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Drive Long-Term Growth; Pioneer of Endogenous Growth Theory and Leading Advocate for Charter Cities; Senior Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management; COVID-19 Economic Policy Advisor; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Professor of Economics and Law, New York University

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure
Deb Roy Headshot

Pioneering Expert on Using Media Analytics to Drive Audience Engagement and Create Social Impact; Director, MIT Laboratory for Social Machines and the Center for Constructive Communication; Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School; Former Chief Media Scientist for Twitter; Co-Founder and Chairman, Cortico

Innovation & Design / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics
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Renowned Architect and Urban Planner; Visionary on the Future of City Living; Influential Theorist, Author, Educator on Social-Activist Architecture; Recipient of Israel’s 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture

Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Globally-Recognized Futurist and Business Strategist; Scenario Planning Expert; Strategic Planning Executive, Salesforce.com

Futurists / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Must-Read Books
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World’s Leading Expert on the Economics of Longevity; Award-Winning Author of Global Bestseller “The 100 Year Life;” Award-Winning Professor of Economics, London Business School; Experienced NED and Policy Advisor; Co-founder, The Longevity Forum

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Education & Lifelong Learning / International Speakers & Advisors / Longevity & Aging
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Pioneering Authority on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Implementation; Globally Recognized Corporate Investment Strategist, Researcher and Futurist; Award-winning Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Senior Partner, KKS Advisors; Author, “Purpose and Profit” (August 2022)

Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
Harvard Business School Professor Willy Shih

Global Authority on Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Technology Development; Expert on American-Asian Competition, Product Development Practices and Organizational Change; Veteran Practitioner Who Has Managed Manufacturing Processes in a Wide Range of Industries; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Co-author, “Producing Prosperity”

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Strategy / Technology
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Renowned Foreign Policy Expert, Leadership Advisor, Gender Equality Advocate and Entrepreneur Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving; CEO, New America; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, “Renewal” (September 2021)

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Moderators / Trust & Empathy / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on How Technology Shapes Business, Political and Social Structures, Gender Roles, and Society; Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School Online; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Women Speakers & Advisors / Leadership / Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy
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Internationally Renowned Strategy and Leadership Expert Whose Practical Frameworks Help Organizations Leverage Input From All Levels of Their Business To Create Successful Long-Term Strategies; Skilled Facilitator of Interactive Scenario Planning Workshops; Strategic Management Professor, Warwick Business School; Forbes Contributor; Bestselling Author, “Open Strategy” (2021)

Company Culture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / International Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Globally Recognized Authority on U.S.-Russian Relations Who Advises Governments and the Private Sector on Challenges From Russia to Global Security in the Coming New Cold War; Former Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia; Award-winning Author, “The Limits of Partnership” and “Putin’s World”

Leadership / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Energy & Renewables
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Renowned Climate and Energy Policy Expert, Policy Strategist and Researcher Helping Leaders Build Clean Energy Practices into Their Long-Term Plans to Secure the Future; Award-Winning Author, “Short Circuiting Policy” (2020); Co-Host of Top Climate Podcast “A Matter of Degrees”; Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Senior Policy Counsel, Rewiring America; Senior Policy Advisor, Evergreen Action; Named to 2022 TIME100 Next and Business Insider 2022 Climate Action 30 Lists

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Energy & Renewables
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Internationally Recognized Expert on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Co-author, “The Power of Trust” (July 2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy
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Preeminent Legal Scholar and Winner of the Holberg Prize; Former Administrator at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; New York Times Bestselling Co-author, “Nudge”; Co-Author, “Noise,” Winner of the 2021 getAbstract International Book Award; Author or Co-Author of Six Books Published in 2021; Professor, Harvard Law School

Policy & Government / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Health Care Transformation Visionary and Pioneer in Value-Based Care Delivery; Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care; Professor, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin; Harvard Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Leading Expert on Building Movements and Transforming Organizations; Co-author of the International Bestseller, “New Power” (2019); Co-founder #GivingTuesday; Hauser Visiting Leader, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Fellow, Stanford University; President and CEO, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Future of Work / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics
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Award-winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Frameworks Satisfy Investors, Customers and Employees; Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy” (2014)

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Global Executive and Transformational Leader in the Food Retail Industry; Business Strategy and Growth Expert; Author, “The Challenge Culture” (2018); Chairman, Dunkin’ Brands

Strategy / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Company Culture

Award-Winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (March 2022)

Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Wellness & Well-Being

Globally Recognized Authority on Building Empathy and Improving Relationships Offscreen in an Era Dominated by Technology; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Strengthen Collaboration and Communication Within Groups; Sociologist and Professor, MIT; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Reclaiming Conversation;” Acclaimed Author, “The Empathy Diaries” (March 2021)

Technology / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy
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Pioneering Authority on Platform Business Models Helping Organizations Better Compete in the Digital Economy; Expert on IT Strategy and Leveraging Network Effects and Third-Party Users; Information Economist, Digital Scientist and Researcher; Co-author of the International Bestseller, “Platform Revolution” (2016); Winner, 2019 Digital Thinking Award; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50; Professor of Information Economics, Boston University

Technology / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books
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Leading Authority on the Revolution of Big Data in the Workplace; Expert on Using Analytics to Inform Strategy and Decision Making; Specialist in Creating and Sustaining Innovative, Data-Driven Corporate Cultures; President and CEO of Humanyze; Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Technology / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home
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Champion of Value-Based Health Care Delivery; Professor & Managing Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; Co-Creator of Experience Group Methodology

Health Care & Medicine / Business Model Innovation / Policy & Government / Strategy / Technology

Applied Futurist and Social Systems Expert Who Teaches Leaders How to Understand, Create and Execute Strategies That Ensure Positive Long-Term Generational and Environmental Impacts; Founder and Executive Director, Longpath Labs; Founder and CEO, Synthesis Corp.; Former Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Futurists / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern

Renowned IT and Digital Strategist Helping Organizations Optimize the Role, Value and Governance of Digitization Within Enterprises and Their Ecosystems; Board and Executive Committee Workshop Facilitator; Award-winning Author and Sought-After Speaker and Advisor; Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

Business Model Innovation / Strategy / Technology / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics

Leading Expert on Designing the Future of Learning and Work in the Age of Longevity; Vice Chancellor, Strategy and Innovation, National University System; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Author, “Long Life Learning” (November 2020)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Longevity & Aging

Leading Expert on Civic Innovation to Achieve Change in Government; Advisor and Champion of Public Entrepreneurship and “Possibility Government”; Author, “We the Possibility” (January 2021); Award-Winning Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Strategy / Technology / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure
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Leading Expert on the Business, Legal and Public Policy Implications of Emerging Technologies; Authority on the Future of Blockchain and its Implications for Trust in Business and Society; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School; 2021 Recipient of the Aspen Institute‘s Ideas Worth Teaching Award; Author, “For the Win” (Revised, November 2020)

Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Authority on Digital Transformation Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage; Technology Futurist and Award-winning Author of “Leading Digital” (2014); Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Jameel World Education Laboratory; Executive Director, Global Opportunity Initiative

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Education & Lifelong Learning / Technology / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Moderators
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Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Energy & Renewables / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
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Pioneering Organizational Strategy Scholar and Practitioner Helping Leaders Build Inclusive, Positive and Resilient Cultures; Award-winning Authority on Crisis Leadership, Women’s Leadership and Management Strategies That Nurture the Highest Level of Human Potential; President, Simmons University; Named “Next Generation Business Thinker” by Financial Times; Co-author of Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestseller “Arrive and Thrive” (April 2022) and “The Prepared Leader” (September 2022)

Company Culture / Education & Lifelong Learning / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Wellness & Well-Being
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Leading Expert on Building Culturally Fluent, Change-Resilient Organizations; Global Advisor on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices; Global Media Executive and Creator, Blacklist100; Lecturer, Columbia University; Author, “Follow the Feeling” (2019)

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Company Culture / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy
DANIEL YERGIN

Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Business, Economic and Societal Impacts of the Changing Energy World; Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author; Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Chairman, CERAWeek; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, Brookings Institution; Author, “The New Map” (2020), “The Prize” (2011, Pulitzer Prize Winner), “The Quest” (2011) and “The Commanding Heights” (2002); 2020 Energy Writer of the Year

Policy & Government / Strategy / Futurists / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Energy & Renewables
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The World’s Preeminent Authority on Reputation, Trust, Inequality and Successful Branding for People, Businesses, Governments and Other Institutions; Founding Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation; Co-Author of the Bestseller, “The Reputation Game” (2018)

Future of Work / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Trust & Empathy / Company Culture
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Leading Expert on the Governance of Future Technology, Including Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity; Healthy Blockchain Skeptic; Master Moderator; Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

AI, Robotics & Automation / Leadership / Policy & Government / Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Moderators