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AI, Robotics & Automation

Digital Technology Expert Helping Organizations Understand the Economics of Artificial Intelligence in Relation to Business, Competition and the Future of Work; Assistant Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions, University of Pennsylvania; Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Digital Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; AI2050 Early Career Fellow, Schmidt Sciences; Co-Founder and Director of Research, Workhelix, Inc.

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Future of Work / Financial Services / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / Strategy / New To Stern

Lifelong Learning and Time Management Expert Who Helps Individuals and Teams Close Skills Gaps and Reclaim Life By Optimizing Tasks, Schedules and Productivity; CEO, Filtered Technologies; Author, “Timeboxing: The Power of Doing One Thing at a Time” (March 2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Neuroscience / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / Wellness & Well-Being / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Visionary Gaming Entrepreneur and Innovator Bringing About the Future of Technology at the Intersection of AI, Entertainment and Social Platforms; Machine Learning Expert Exploring the Social Impacts of AI and Ethical Technology; Former President and Chief Strategy Officer, NCSOFT; Board Member, Center for Asia Pacific Policy; Member of the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Visiting Innovation Scholar, MIT School of Engineering; Author, “Push Play” (March 2024) and “Mosaic of Minds” (May 2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Women Speakers & Advisors

Global Economist and Computer Scientist Helping Organizations Predict AI’s Future and How New Technology Fits Into Strategic Planning; Authority on the Economics of Generative AI, the Impact of Technology on the Future of Work, Quantum Computing and Competitive Strategy; Director, MIT Computer Science & A.I. Lab FutureTech Research Project; Principal Investigator, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Business Model Innovation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / Quantum Computing / Policy & Government / Future of Work / Futurists / Strategy / New To Stern

Global Technology Ethnographer, Social Scientist and Consultant Working to Ensure Technology Serves Humanity to Foster Social Impact at the Intersection of Data and Humanity; Helps Companies Unearth Pivotal Customer Behavior Insights to Unlock Growth; Co-Founder, Sudden Compass; Member, World Economic Forum Global Futures Data Council; Fulbright Fellow and National Science Foundation Fellow; Advisor, Dangerous Ventures, ReSeed.Farm, SKU

AI, Robotics & Automation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Generative AI / Future of Work / Strategy / Leadership / Company Culture / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Moderators / New To Stern
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International Authority on Strategy and Economics Helping Leaders Compete While Capitalizing on Current and Future Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Resilient Business Models and Sustainability; Director, Hult International Business School Futures Impact Lab; Harvard Social Scientist Affiliated with the Kennedy School CID, IQSS and Davis Center; Global Expert, World Economic Forum; Co-Founder, Nexus FrontierTech; Co-Author, “The AI Republic” and the Award-Winning “The Great Remobilization” (2023), and Author, “Digitizing the Emerging Economies” (2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Futurists / Future of Work / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Navigating Uncertainty / Must-Read Books / Strategy / New To Stern

Acclaimed Author, Journalist and Leading Thinker on the Future Who Explores Advancements in Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Climate Change; Policy Practitioner Forging Partnerships Across the Private and Public Sectors to Advance the Health of People and the Planet; Columnist, The Washington Post; Senior Lecturer, MIT Program on Science, Technology, and Society; Former Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, Obama White House; Author, “The Optimist’s Telescope”

Futurists / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / STEAM / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Metaverse / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Global Authority on AI Strategy and Digital Transformation Who Teaches Leaders How to Combine People and Technology to Catalyze Innovation and Growth; Dean, Saïd Business School and Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford; Founding Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Co-Founder and President, Portulans Institute; Chair, Global Business School Network; Founding Advisor, Green Frontier Capital; Chair, OECD Taskforce of Experts on AI; Author, “Global Innovation Index”, “Network Readiness Index”, “Ask, Measure, Learn” and “Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom”

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Emerging Technology / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Generative AI / International Speakers & Advisors / Policy & Government / Strategy / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Platform Revolution / New To Stern
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Highly Respected Writer, Editor, Entrepreneur and Management Thinker Who Helps Leaders Build Trust, Scenario Plan and Responsibly Leverage AI Technology; Principal and Editor-in-Chief, Kleiner Powell International; Partner, Wise Advocate Enterprises; Faculty Member, New York University; Former Editor-in-Chief, strategy+business; Former Managing Director, PwC; Co-Author, “The AI Dilemma” (August 2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Strategy / Leadership / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Neuroscience / Must-Read Books / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education
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Top Advisor at the Intersection of Responsible Technology and Business Who Helps Companies Address Accelerating Change Due to AI-Enabled Technology, Shifting Social Dynamics and Heightened Global Competition; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kleiner Powell International; Co-Author, “The AI Dilemma” (August 2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Trust & Empathy / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Award-Winning Professor, Case Writer, and Thought Leader Whose Three Decades of Data Monetization Research Includes Topics Ranging From Data Monetization Strategy and Scaling AI to Data Sharing and Acceptable Data Use; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR); Award-Winning Author, “Data is Everybody’s Business” (2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Organizational Economist Who Identifies Key Growth and Productivity Drivers by Measuring Management Practices and Leadership Behavior in Organizations Worldwide; Top Global Researcher Aligning Employee Reskilling Efforts with Business Strategy; Professor of Business Administration and Co-Chair, Project on Managing the Future of Work, Senior Associate Dean of Publishing, Harvard Business School; Co-Leader, Digital Reskilling Lab, Harvard Business School; Thinkers50 Radar, 2023; Co-Editor, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization

Strategy / Leadership / Change Management / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Company Culture / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Leading Authority in Artificial Intelligence, Large Language Models and Deep Learning; Renowned AI Skeptic Voicing Policy and Safety Recommendations for ChatGPT, Google Gemini, and Other Models; Author of “Rebooting AI” (2019) and the New York Times Bestseller “Guitar Zero” (2012); Co-Founder, Center for the Advancement of Trustworthy AI; Founder and CEO, Geometric Intelligence; Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Neuroscience / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Growth and Strategy Executive Helping Companies Innovate and Transform Into Ethical and Responsible Customer-Centric Organizations; Worldwide Digital Transformation and Value Proposition Design Expert Who Helps Create Great Brands; Former Vice President, CEO Co-Innovation and Customer Engagement, Microsoft; Investor/Entrepreneur in Residence, Goizueta Business School, Emory University; Upcoming Co-Author, “Scaling Genius” with Linda A. Hill

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Innovation & Design / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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Award-Winning Educator and Marketing and Sales Executive Who Helps Leaders Drive Successful Business Results Through Integrated, Omnichannel Digital Marketing Programs; Authority on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Marketing; Database Marketing and Analytics Expert; Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management MBA Program; Former VP, US Sales & Service, Google; Author, “The AI Marketing Canvas” (2021) and Bestseller “Winning the Zero Moment of Truth”

Marketing, Branding & Sales / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Business Model Innovation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Moderators / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Strategy / Executive Education / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Roboticist and Entrepreneur Who Educates Leaders on Emerging AI and Robotics Technologies and Their Coming Impacts on Business and Society; Professor of Engineering and Data Science, Columbia University; Director, Creative Machines Lab, “25 Most Awesome Labs in the U.S.,” Popular Science; Co-Author, “Fabricated” and “Driverless” (Translated Into 7 Languages); One of the “World’s 7 Most Powerful Data Scientists,” Forbes

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Futurists / Innovation & Design / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure
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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; Seidner University Professor and Leader, Center for the Economics of Ideas, Carroll School of Management, Boston College; Senior Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management; Covid-19 Economic Policy Advisor; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Navigating Uncertainty / Trust & Empathy
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Global Futurist, Exponential Thinker and Expert Investor; Founder, Exponential View; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Host, “Exponentially,” Bloomberg TV; Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks, World Economic Forum; Award-Winning, Bestselling Author, “The Exponential Age”; Named one of Vox’s 2023 Future Perfect 50

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging 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 / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Generative AI and the Future of Work; Leading Expert on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity, Performance, Digital Commerce and Intangible Assets; NY Times Bestselling Co-Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd”; Economist, Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Co-Founder, Workhelix, Inc; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021 and 2023, Thinkers50

Emerging Technology / Policy & Government / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution
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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; Inaugural Visiting Fellow, Google Technology and Society; 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; Co-Founder, Workhelix, Inc.; 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 / Generative AI / Platform Revolution / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Quantum Computing / Financial Services / Company Culture / Must-Read Books / Executive Education / TED Speakers

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 / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Executive Education

World-Renowned Expert on Leadership and Diversity-Driven Innovation; Award-Winning Co-Author of Bestseller “Collective Genius;” Co-Founder, Paradox Strategies Leadership Advisory Firm; Co-Founder, InnovationForce; Chair of the Leadership Initiative and Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Named a Top 50 Management Thinker in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors
Rana el Kaliouby

Pioneering AI Scientist and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur, Investor and Authority on Developing an AI Mindset for Competitive Advantage; Expert on Designing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; AI Advisor and Former Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded” (2020); Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Futurists / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Executive Education / Moderators / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners

Award-Winning Global Researcher Identifying Winning Innovation Strategies for Organizations That Leverage Digitization and Artificial Intelligence; Renowned Scholar Investigating the Intersection of Technological and Scientific Innovation and the Future of Work; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Lab for Innovation Science; Professor of Management and Head of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network Research Center, Warwick Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Women Speakers & Advisors / International Speakers & Advisors
Jennifer Chatman - Organizational Culture Professor

International Authority on Corporate Culture Who Helps Leaders Identify and Quantify Gaps Between Current and Strategically Ideal Culture to Drive High Performance; Expert on Building Effective Culture in the Context of Remote and Hybrid Work; Co-Creator of the Organizational Culture Profile; Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Workplace Culture and Innovation

Company Culture / Strategy / Leadership / Future of Work / Change Management / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Award-Winning Authority on Leading Organizational Change and the Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Company Culture; AI Strategy and Digital Transformation Expert Who Helps Leaders and Employees Evolve With Technology and Collaborate Better at Work; Department Chair and Duca Family Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Santa Barbara; Award-Winning Co-Author, “The Digital Mindset” (2022)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Future of Work / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Emerging Technology / Strategy / Leadership / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books
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Top-Rated Harvard Business School Professor Teaching How Resilient Organizations Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Renowned Strategy Advisor and Highly Cited Academic Studying How to Use Deep Purpose to Drive Organizational Growth and Profitability; Expert on Achieving Competitive Performance in the Age of AI; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose” (2022) and “Reorganize for Resilience” As Well As Over 20 Articles in Harvard Business Review; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Change Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Executive Education / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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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; Groundbreaking Researcher Demonstrating How to Leverage Generative AI for Competitive Advantage; Skilled Facilitator of Interactive Scenario Planning Workshops; Strategic Management Professor, Warwick Business School; Forbes Contributor; Bestselling Co-Author, “Open Strategy”

Leadership / Strategy / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Company Culture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / International Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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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)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Quantum Computing / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books / Executive Education
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Trailblazing Journalist, Tech Guru, and Futurist Helping Organizations Anticipate Technology Trends That Are Poised to Disrupt Business and Society; Former Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine and MIT Technology Review; Co-founding Editor, Quartz Magazine

Emerging Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Quantum Computing / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Trust & Empathy / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners / Moderators
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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)

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Metaverse / Emerging Technology / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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Leading Expert on the Governance of Future Technology, Including Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity; Healthy Blockchain Skeptic; Exceptional Moderator; Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Futurists / Moderators / Metaverse / Policy & Government / Future of Work / Emerging Technology / Leadership / TED Speakers / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books

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”

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Leadership / Trust & Empathy / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Future of Work / Company Culture / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / AI, Robotics & Automation / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors / 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”; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Office of Open Learning; Founder, The Global Opportunity Initiative

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Education & Lifelong Learning / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
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Pioneering Authority on Platform Business Models Helping Organizations Better Compete in the Digital Economy; Expert on Digital Transformation, 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 and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50; Herbert Simon Award Winner for Research With Impact; Professor of Information Economics, Boston University

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Platform Revolution / Executive Education
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Globally Recognized Authority on the Emotional and Social Impact of Technology, With a Focus on How Individuals and Organizations Can Improve Their Capacities for Empathy and Communication in a World Dominated By Screens; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Make Technology Work for Them; Researcher on the Emotional and Sociological Effect of Generative AI; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Chaired Professor, Sociology of Science and Technology, MIT; Author of Pathbreaking Books on the Human Side of Technology, Including “The Second Self” and “Life on the Screen,” The New York Times Bestseller “Reclaiming Conversation,” and The New York Times Editor’s Pick Best Book of the Year “The Empathy Diaries”

Trust & Empathy / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Wellness & Well-Being / Future of Work / Company Culture / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Communication Strategy / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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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 of Business and Global Society, Harvard Business School; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Inspirational Speakers / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Globally-Recognized Futurist, Business Strategist, Scenario Planning Expert and Strategic Planning Executive; Chief Futures Officer and Advisor to the Office of the CEO, Salesforce

Futurists / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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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

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Futurists / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Metaverse / Policy & Government / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers

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”

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Financial Services / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
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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

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / 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 / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Pioneering Social Scientist and Social Worker Whose Frameworks for Designing Ethical AI Ensure Well-Being for Diverse Communities and Organizational Cultures; Widely Cited Authority at the Intersection of Healthy Social Media Ecosystems, Empathy, Race and Society; Named a 2022 Top 50 in Digital Health, Equity Advocate; Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director, SAFELab; Chief Strategy Officer, Penn School of Social Policy & Practice

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Health Care & Medicine / Wellness & Well-Being / Education & Lifelong Learning / TED Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Metaverse / Financial Services / Moderators / Executive Education

Leading Expert on Network Economics and Platform Business Strategies Who Helps Leaders Weave AI Into Digital Transformation to Leverage 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 & 2023, Thinkers50

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Supply Chain Management / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books
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Visionary on Technology and its Impact on Business and Society; Founding Chairman, MIT Media Lab; Founder, One Laptop per Child

Emerging Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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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 / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Financial Services / Moderators
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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 / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books
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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, Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Principal Investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 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

Financial Services / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Neuroscience / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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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 / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Metaverse / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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Leading Authority on Extended Intelligence, Closely Coupling Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Inventor and Innovator; 2019 TED Fellow; 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Longevity & Aging / Neuroscience / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs

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; Professor of Engineering and Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northeastern University; Researcher, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

Neuroscience / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / STEAM / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Innovation & Design / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors

Digital Transformation Pioneer and Expert on AI-First Operating Models That Exponentially Scale Business; David 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)

Emerging 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
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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”

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

Pioneering Digital Learning Strategist Helping Leaders Attract and Retain Elite Talent With Improved Hiring Processes; Upskilling and Reskilling Expert Reframing the Career Progression Model; Award-Winning Author of Six Books on the Future of Work and Learning, Including “Job Moves” (2024); Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Advisor, Guild; Co-Host, “Future U” Podcast and Future of Education Podcast

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / 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 / Emerging 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 of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT; Co-Director, K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics

Emerging Technology / Innovation & Design / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Health Care & Medicine / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Longevity & Aging
Jeffrey Hancock

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; Co-director, Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute; Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Metaverse / Communication Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Future of Work / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Trust & Empathy / TED Speakers

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 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Navigating Uncertainty / Change Management / Strategy / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Moderators / Inspirational Speakers / Experiential Programs / Executive Education / 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; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

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

Most Cited Educational Thinker and Expert on Multiple Intelligences, Five Minds for the Future, The Synthesizing Mind, and Ethics in the Classroom and at Work; Pioneering Researcher Studying What It Means to Be Smart in the 21st Century; Expert on Education, from Pre-School through Higher Education; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Co-Director, The Good Project; Author of Over 30 Influential Books including “A Synthesizing Mind”

Education & Lifelong Learning / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Innovation & Design / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Neuroscience / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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

Navigating Uncertainty / Innovation & Design / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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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

Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Leading Behavioral Scientist Who Helps Organizations Effectively Leverage Data and Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making by Prioritizing Human Intelligence; Psychology of Marketing Expert Helping Companies Optimize Data to Drive Growth and Build Customer Loyalty; 2021 Best 40-Under-40 Professor, Poets & Quants; Professor of Marketing, KU Leuven and Vlerick Business School; Author, “Decision-Driven Analytics” (2024)

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors

Renowned Leadership Advisor, Digital Transformation Strategist and Behavioral Scientist Empowering Organizations to Realize AI As a Value Creator and Leadership Collaborator; Dean, Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business; Director and Founder, Centre on AI Technology for Humankind; Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School and St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University; Research Fellow, Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT; Advisory Board Member, EY; Author, “Leadership by Algorithm” (2020), “The Year in Tech, 2024” (October 2023), and “The AI-Savvy Leader” (June 2024); Thinkers50’s Radar Class of 2021

Leadership / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Persuasion & Negotiation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Future of Work / Futurists / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books

Pioneering Authority on AI Strategies that Drive Competitive Advantage; Esteemed Consultant and Advisor Who Helps Organizations Implement and Augment New and Existing Technology Systems; Author of 23 Books at the Intersection of Company Culture and IT; Co-Founder, International Institute for Analytics; Professor, Babson College; Visiting Professor, Oxford Saïd Business School; Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Author, “Competing on Analytics,” “Working With AI” (2022) and “All-In On AI” (2023)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Company Culture / Future of Work / Platform Revolution / Leadership / 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

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

Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Moderators / Must-Read Books
Peter Cappelli

Leading Authority on the Future of Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence; Recognized Expert on Remote and Hybrid Work; Trusted Advisor on Managing Older Workers Who Was Named a Top 50 Influencer on Aging; Executive Educator on Human Resource Management, Public Policy Related to Employment, and Talent and Performance Management; Award-Winning Author, “The Future of the Office” (2021) and “Our Least Important Asset” (2023); Professor and Director of the Wharton School’s Center for Human Resources, University of Pennsylvania

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Company Culture / Future of Work / Education & Lifelong Learning / Longevity & Aging / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Executive Education
Matt Beane

Human Robot Interaction Pioneer and Leading Expert on the Future of Work and Skill Development Involving Intelligent Machines; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Technology Management Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Digital Fellow, Stanford University Digital Economy Lab and MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy; Author, “The Skill Code” (June 2024)

Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Generative AI / Health Care & Medicine
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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 / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
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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, Thinkers50 2021 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021

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

Pioneering Robotics Researcher Focused on Deconstructing Algorithms to Make Robot Processes Clear Through Explainable AI; Expert 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 the A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Health Care & Medicine / Generative AI / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors