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Global Expert on Competitiveness, Strategy and Cluster-Based Economic Development; Director and Co-Chair, Innovation Fund Denmark; Senior Advisor, House of Governance and Affiliated Researcher, Center for Resilient Health at the Stockholm School of Economics; Chair, TCI Network Advisory Board; Special Advisor on Competitiveness, European Commission

Strategy / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Navigating Uncertainty / Innovation & Design / International Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

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
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Top-Cited Expert on China, its Technology Capabilities and How Quickly They’re Improving; Economics Researcher Studying U.S. Regulatory Actions on Export Controls and Multinational Investment Activities in China; Chief Technology Analyst, Gavekal Dragonomics; Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center

Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Supply Chain Management / New To Stern

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
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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

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 Authority on the Reform and Expansion of Chinese Capitalism and its Interaction with the Rest of the World; Expert on the Future of US-China Competition; Author, “Precarious Ties” (September 2023) and “Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism”; F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor in Business, Government and International Economy, Harvard Business School

Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Executive Education / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Policy & Government / Strategy / 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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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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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
Harvard Business School Professor Willy Shih

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

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

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers
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Globally Recognized Authority on U.S.-Russian Relations Who Advises Governments and the Private Sector on Challenges From Russia to Global Security in the Coming New Cold War; Former Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia; Award-winning Author, “The Limits of Partnership” and “Putin’s World”

Leadership / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Navigating Uncertainty / Energy & Renewables / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
DANIEL YERGIN

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

Energy & Renewables / Navigating Uncertainty / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Policy & Government / Strategy / Futurists / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Founders & Practitioners
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Renowned Foreign Policy Expert, Leadership Advisor, Gender Equality Advocate and Entrepreneur Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving; CEO, New America; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, “Renewal”

Leadership / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Trust & Empathy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Future of Work / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners / Inspirational Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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Pioneering Authority on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Implementation; Globally Recognized Corporate Investment Strategist, Researcher and Futurist; Award-winning Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Senior Partner, KKS Advisors; Author, “Purpose and Profit” (August 2022)

Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Executive Education
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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

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity Through Innovation; Leading Authority on Market-Creating Innovations; Co-Author, “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Director, Global Prosperity, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Adjunct Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Co-Founder & President, Poverty Stops Here

Innovation & Design / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Strategy
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Authority on Leadership; Lecturer in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management; Author, “Indispensable” and “Picking Presidents” (2022)

Leadership / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Change Management / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / 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

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

Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

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

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
Alexander Betts

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

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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
RAWI ABDELAL

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

Navigating Uncertainty / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Leadership / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Supply Chain Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Financial Services / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education