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Company Culture was last modified: December 21st, 2023 by Stern Strategy Group

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Top Executive Who Rethinks Work from the Ground Up to Increase Performance and Engagement; Authority on Team Performance and Innovator of the Performance Feedback Process; Leadership Expert, Researcher and Advisor; Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Cisco; Former Chief Learning Officer for Leadership and Professional Development, Deloitte; Author, “Nine Lies About Work” and “The Problem With Change” (May 2024)

Change Management / Company Culture / Executive Education / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Leadership / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Psychological Safety / Strategy

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

Foremost Expert on Strategy and Culture Change Helping Organizations Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Executive Fellow, Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance; Certified Shadow Work Coach

Leadership / Strategy / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Cultural Anthropologist and Leading Voice on Questions of Race, History and Political Culture Across the Americas; Professor, Princeton University Effron Center for the Study of America; The New York Times Columnist; Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Producer; Author, “Non-Sovereign Futures” and “Aftershocks of Disaster”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Policy & Government / Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Organizational Learning Expert Who Helps Teams and Companies Innovate, Integrate and Perform Better With a Focus on Team Climates and Psychological Safety at Work; Professor of Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 2023 Thinkers50 Radar List

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Executive Education / 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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Leading Happiness and Well-Being Researcher Who Helps Individuals and Organizations Build Social Connections at Work; Expert on Optimizing the Use of Time, Money, Technology and Carbon to Enhance Happiness; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia; 2019 TED Curator’s Pick; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Co-Author, “Happy Money” and “The Joy of Climate Change”

Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Neuroscience / Leadership / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Psychological Safety / Generative AI / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern

Award-Winning Behavioral Scientist Helping Organizations Build Resilience, Trust and Deeper Connections with Employees, Customers and Teams; Marketing Expert Uncovering and Leveraging Underlying Psychological Insights to Translate Human Behavior into Business Strategy; Dean, MBA Program in International Business and Associate Professor of Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Persuasion & Negotiation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / International Speakers & Advisors / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Renowned Data Architect and Legal Scholar Helping Executives Make Better, More Inclusive Decisions for Themselves and Their Organizations; Award-Winning Expert on Behavioral and Data Science, Big Data & AI, Race & Gender and Leadership Strategy; Chair, Leadership Research Initiative For Women and Minority Attorneys, Harvard Law School; Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Center on the Legal Profession; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program; Author, “Diversity Dividend” (September 2023)

Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Authority on Leadership and Organizational Behavior Helping Executives Foster Workplace Courage and Psychological Safety While Implementing Effective Communication Strategies; Professor, Darden School of Business and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia; Author, “Choosing Courage” (2021)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Change Management / Navigating Uncertainty / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books
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Social Psychologist Who Helps Individuals, Teams and Leaders Understand What Provides Us Meaning in Life and at Work, How Relationships Define Us and Ways We Can Interact More Constructively, and the Nature of Inequality in Society; Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-Director, Stanford Institute On Race; Author, “Selfless” (2023)

Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Must-Read Books
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Global Authority on Choice and Decision-Making Who Leverages Neurological and Cognitive Science to Generate, Identify and Cultivate Innovation; Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; Top 10 Management Thinker in the World and Innovation Award Winner, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Art of Choosing” (2010), and the Award-Winning “Think Bigger” (2023)

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Persuasion & Negotiation / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs
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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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Renowned International Journalist Analyzing Culture, Economics and Global Policy; Writer, The New Yorker; Lecturer, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Author, “The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy” (January 2024)

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Strategy / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Energy & Renewables
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Global Corporate Communication Pioneer and Management Authority Who Helps Leaders Develop and Execute Strategy, Manage Crises, and Create Corporate Responsibility Initiatives; Professor of Corporate Communication and Leadership and Strategic Impact Program Faculty Director, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business; Author, “Corporate Communication” and “Corporate Responsibility”

Communication Strategy / Strategy / Leadership / Change Management / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Company Culture / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Navigating Uncertainty / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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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); Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, Oxford University; Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

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

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

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” and “Right Kind of Wrong” (September 2023)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Future of Work / Navigating Uncertainty / Change Management / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Communication Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Authority on Stress, Well-Being and Optimal Aging; Corporate Advisor Who Teaches Leaders How to Apply Research-Backed Science to Scalable Interventions that Bolster Organizational Resilience; Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vice-Chair for Adult Psychology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center; Author, New York Times Bestseller “The Telomere Effect” (2017) and “The Stress Prescription” (2022)

Company Culture / Health Care & Medicine / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

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
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One of the World’s Leading Experts in Leadership, Strategy, Change and Innovation Who Helps Organizations Build Breakout Strategies, Bust Bureaucracy, Unleash Innovation and Accelerate Change; Wall Street Journal World’s #1 Business Thinker; Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School; Director, The Management Lab; Fellow, The Strategic Management Society; Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Humanocracy”

Strategy / Leadership / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Change Management / Future of Work / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books
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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

Foremost Expert on the Psychology of Harnessing Fear and Cultivating Courage; Award-Winning Neuroscientist Uncovering Mechanisms for Increasing Empathy and Altruism; Director, Georgetown University’s Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience; Award-Winning Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Health Care & Medicine / Neuroscience / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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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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Pioneering Collaboration Expert and Advisor Who Uses Data-Driven Principles and Practices to Achieve Cross-Silo Teamwork; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Executive Education Professor at Harvard Business School; Former McKinsey Strategy Consultant; Bestselling Author of More Than 100 Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Leadership / Strategy / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Executive Education / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Authority on Calm, Confident Conflict Resolution, Healthy Communication and Positive Relationships at Work; Author, “Getting Along” (September 2022) and “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” (2017); Co-Host, Women at Work Podcast; Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Executive Education
Modupe Akinola

Authority on Stress Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, Leadership Development, and Women’s Leadership within Organizational Environments; Award-Winning Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business and Faculty Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School; Host, TED Business Podcast; Thinkers50 Radar List 2022

Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Future of Work / Leadership / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs / Executive Education / Moderators / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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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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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)

Leadership / Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Navigating Uncertainty / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors

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

Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Wellness & Well-Being / Founders & Practitioners / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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Renowned Authority on Group Dynamics Across Differences in Classes, Generations and Racial Groups Who Helps Leaders Create Workplaces Based on Recognition and Dignity; Professor of European Studies, Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Winner, 2024 Kohli Prize for Sociology; Co-Chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report, “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives”; Author, “Seeing Others” (2023)

Company Culture / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Wellness & Well-Being / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

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)

Company Culture / Leadership / Change Management / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Being a Great Boss, and Inclusion; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Psychology of Good People; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Professor of Management and Organizations; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” and “A More Just Future”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Experiential Programs / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Women Speakers & Advisors

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 / Generative AI / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Executive Education

Authority on Designing the Future of Earning and Learning in the Age of Longevity; Upskilling and Reskilling Visionary Helping Organizations Build Talent, Not Just Buy It; Founder, Rise & Design; Author, “Long Life Learning” (2020); Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021

Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Longevity & Aging / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Company Culture / Change Management / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / 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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Innovative Global Executive Who Helps Leaders Leverage Emerging Technology to Accelerate Organizational Growth; Business Strategy and Human Resources Expert; Chairman, Abercrombie & Fitch; Senior Advisor, Blackstone; Chairman and Co-Owner, Leyton Orient Football Club; Bestselling Author, “The Challenge Culture”

Company Culture / Strategy / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Award-Winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Good Jobs Framework Improves Investor, Customer and Employee Lives; Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named One of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy” and “The Case for Good Jobs” (June 2023); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and Winner, 2023 Talent Award, Thinkers50

Strategy / Supply Chain Management / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Change Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Wellness & Well-Being / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / 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”; Co-Founder #GivingTuesday; Hauser Visiting Leader, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Fellow, Stanford University; President and CEO, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Incoming CEO, Brunswick Group (Summer 2024)

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 / Founders & Practitioners
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Internationally Recognized Authority on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Expert Who Helps Leaders Understand the Impacts of Layoffs on Individuals and Organizations; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (July 2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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HBR McKinsey Award-Winning Expert on Capitalism, Climate Change, and Corporate Reporting; Bestselling Authority on Rebuilding Trust Within Both Private and Public Sector Organizations; Oxford Professor and Inaugural Director, Master of Public Policy Program; Co-Founder and Principal Investigator, E-Liability Institute; Former Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School; Author, “The Age of Outrage: How to Lead in a Polarized World” (October 2024)

Leadership / Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Policy & Government / Strategy / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Executive Education
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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 / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Authority on Value-Based Leadership and Experiential Learning Who Helps Managers Craft Workplaces That Foster Sustainable Performance, Vital Culture and Well Being; Award-Winning Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50; Past Chair Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, World Economic Forum

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Navigating Uncertainty / Change Management / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being / Psychological Safety / Inspirational Speakers / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors
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Visionary Authority on the Future of Work and Company Culture Who Helps Leaders Navigate the Evolving Labor Landscape and Evaluate Organizational and Individual Value In the Age of AI; Pioneering Researcher and Expert on Remote and Hybrid Work, Designing Effective Jobs, Social Psychology and Human Dynamics; INSEAD Professor and Former Area Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Unit

Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers

New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Human Performance; Foremost Authority on Harnessing Flow to Amplify Focus, Decision-Making and Productivity; Visionary Thinker on the Future of Technology; Award-Winning Journalist; Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Nominee; Author, “Gnar Country” (2023) and Bestseller “The Art of Impossible” (2021); Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

Must-Read Books / Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
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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 / Company Culture / Change Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Neuroscience / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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; Founder and Chief Scientist, The Institute for Life at Work; Former Consulting Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab; Management and Organizations Research Associate Professor, Questrom School of Business, Boston University; Board Member, Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Wellness & Well-Being / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Change Management / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Trust & Empathy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Experiential Programs / Executive Education / Women Speakers & Advisors

Acclaimed Journalist and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Groundbreaking Researcher Revealing How to Unlock Value By Empowering Employees to Be Their Whole Selves at Work; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021) and Author, “The Cycle” (2024); Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department; Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Future of Work / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / 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 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
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

Global Authority on Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Change Management; Veteran Corporate Advisor Who Specializes in Helping Leaders Plan and Execute Organizational Turnarounds, Optimize CEO-Board Relationships and Prepare for the Impacts of AI; Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior Unit, and Co-leader, Leading Professional Services Firm and Mergers & Acquisitions Programs for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education; Senior Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Author, “Hidden Truths”

Leadership / Financial Services / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Company Culture / Change Management / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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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; 2023 Inductee, Thinkers50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Total Leadership” and “Parents Who Lead” (March 2020)

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Wellness & Well-Being / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
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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 / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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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 / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies

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
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

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; Named to the 2022 Forbes Future of Work 50 list and 2022 Bloomberg 50 List

Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Navigating Uncertainty / TED Speakers / Executive Education
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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
Nava Ashraf

Evidence-Based Behavioral Economist and Field Researcher Helping Organizations Improve Workforce Performance and Employee Satisfaction by Evaluating the Impact of Policies, Practices and Incentives; Pioneering Authority on the Concept of Altruistic Capital; Expert on Gender Economics, Family Economics, Diversity and Inclusion, and Workplace Dynamics; Inaugural Director of Research, Marshall Institute; Co-Director, Psychology and Economics Program, STICERD; Founding Director of the Altruistic Capital Lab and Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Executive Education
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Transformative, Inspirational 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 Head Coach; Co-Chair, The John McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative; NCAA Champion for Diversity and Inclusion Honoree; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Hauser Leader, Harvard Kennedy School

Leadership / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture