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AI, Robotics & Automation was last modified: September 16th, 2022 by Stern Strategy Group

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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 / Founders & Practitioners
Gideon Lichfield Headshot

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 / Founders & Practitioners
Jonathan Zittrain headshot

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
Marshall Van Alstyne Headshot

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 / Platform Revolution

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
Peter Schwartz Headshot

Globally-Recognized Futurist and Business Strategist; Scenario Planning Expert; Strategic Planning Executive, Salesforce.com

Futurists / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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 / Founders & Practitioners
Iyad Rahwan Headshot

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
Michael E. Porter Headshot

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
Jason Pontin Headshot

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 / Founders & Practitioners

Digital Health Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Mobile & Wearable Technology for Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being; 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 / Founders & Practitioners
Desmond U. Patton Headshot

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

Leading Expert on Network Economics and Platform Business Strategies Who Helps Leaders Digitally Transform Organizations by Leveraging Data and High-Growth Business Models; Professor of Engineering Innovation and Executive Director, Master of Engineering Management Program, 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

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Supply Chain Management / AI, Robotics & Automation / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books
Nicholas Negroponte Headshot

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 / Founders & Practitioners
Rory McDonald Headshot

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
Andrew McAfee Headshot

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); Co-Author, “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 / Platform Revolution
Thomas Malone Headshot

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
Pattie Maes Headshot

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

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 / Platform Revolution
Kevin Kelly Headshot

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
Arnav Kapur Headshot

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

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

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 / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners
Ayanna Howard Headshot

Pioneering Innovator, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Robotic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Health Care and Education; Co-Founder and Board Director, 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 / Founders & Practitioners

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

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
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; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

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
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 / Platform Revolution
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 / Founders & Practitioners

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 / Founders & Practitioners
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 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; Author, “Leadership by Algorithm”; Thinkers50’s Radar Class of 2021

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 / Human Resource Management & Talent Development

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”

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

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

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

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 / Founders & Practitioners
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); Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

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 / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners
Sinan Aral Headshot

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
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

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