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Founders & Practitioners

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
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Transformational Sustainability Leader Empowering Organizations to Embed Purpose and Drive Growth; Award-Winning Co-Founder and CEO, Leaders on Purpose Who Spearheads the Renowned Annual CEO Study and Convenes the Influential CEO Summit with UN Leadership; Founding Member, Unilever North American FS Sustainability Council; Collaborator, Harvard’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership; Winner, 2023 Tribeca Disruptor Award; Named One of the Top 22 Women Globally Making a Positive Sustainable Impact, Forbes; Named 2014-2021 Harvard Professional of Excellence for Sustainability Leadership; Shortlisted for the 2023 Ideas into Action Award, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Change Management / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / 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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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 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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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
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Aerospace Pioneer and Multidisciplinary Authority on the Requirements of Human Performance On and Beyond Earth; Former NASA Deputy Administrator and Current Director, MIT Media Lab; Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, MIT

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

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; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Tulip Ventures; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded” (2020)

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

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

Persuasion & Negotiation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Executive Education

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

Future of Work / Education & Lifelong Learning / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution
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Authority on Calm, Confident Conflict Resolution, Healthy Communication and Positive Relationships at Work; Author, “Getting Along” (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
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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

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)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Wellness & Well-Being / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Moderators / Women Speakers & Advisors
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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
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 Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-Editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-Host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-Founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Energy & Renewables / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners
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Leading Expert on Invention and Innovation for Problem Solving in Government and Longstanding Institutions; Top Advisor Helping Leaders in All Sectors Elevate Their Knowledge of Generative AI and Explore How to Deploy it Within Their Organizations; Acclaimed Author, “We the Possibility;” Award-Winning Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Generative AI / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Education & Lifelong Learning / Navigating Uncertainty / Executive Education / Experiential Programs / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners / 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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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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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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Pioneering Practitioner of Modern Revenue Generation and Sales & Marketing Strategies in the Digital Era; Founding CRO, HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS); Bestselling Author, “The Sales Acceleration Formula”; Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School; Venture Capitalist Who Helps Businesses Scale While Leveraging Salesforce Culture and Maximizing Success

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Emerging Technology / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

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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Expert on Leadership, Disruptive Innovation and Transforming Organizations in the Digital Age; Foremost Authority on the Online Learning Revolution in Higher Education; Advocate for Using Data to Evaluate Performance and Improve Outcomes; President, Western Governors University

Leadership / Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Future of Work / 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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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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Master Innovator, Maker and Entrepreneur; Expert Investigator of Consumers’ Motivations and Decision-Making Processes; Co-Creator of the “Jobs-To-Be-Done” Theory; President, ReWired Group; Co-Author, “Job Moves” (2024)

Innovation & Design / Education & Lifelong Learning / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Visionary Leader and Serial Entrepreneur Who Teaches Organizations How to Exponentially Scale Business and Drive Disruptive Innovation; Co-founder and CEO, DVx Ventures; Board of Directors Member and Vice Chairman of the Cruise Board, General Motors; Former COO, Lyft; Former President, Tesla Motors; Successful Investor and Strategic Advisor on Risk Assessment; Expert on Leading Highly Effective Teams; Lecturer, Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners

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
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Authority on Integrating Firms into Dynamic Business Ecosystems; Innovation Strategy and Effectiveness Expert; Influential Designer; Co-Founder and Former President, Doblin; Author, “Ten Types of Innovation”

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education

Acclaimed Technology Pioneer in Virtual Reality, Consumer Electronics and Medical Devices; Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur Inspiring Others to Think Bigger and Use New Techniques to Tackle The World’s Toughest Problems; Pioneer in Medical Therapeutics and Diagnostics and Telepathic Technology; Founder, CEO and Chairman, Openwater; Co-Founder, One Laptop Per Child and Architect of the $100 Laptop; High-Level Tech Executive at Google, Facebook, Oculus and Intel; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World; Forbes 50 Over 50, 2022: Entrepreneurs; CNN Top 10 Thinker

Emerging Technology / Founders & Practitioners / Futurists / Health Care & Medicine / Neuroscience / Innovation & Design / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors

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

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Supply Chain Management / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education / Must-Read Books

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

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

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Financial Services / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Longevity & Aging / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners

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

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

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

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / STEAM / Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
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Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation in Business, Health Care, Education, and Economic Development; President, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Health Care & Medicine / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
Tim Brown

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

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Founders & Practitioners

Pioneering Bioscientist and Innovator; Expert on Leading Teams Where Few Rules or Precedents Exist; Neuroengineer Focused on Mapping the Brain to Cure Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders; Professor, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director, K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics; Co-Founder, Cognito Therapeutics

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Founders & Practitioners / Neuroscience
Raquel Bono

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

Health Care & Medicine / Leadership / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors
David Blake

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

Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Platform Revolution / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
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Health Care Futurist, Telehealth Pioneer and Primary Care Physician at the Forefront of Automating and Virtualizing Care; Leading Authority on Designing and Executing Innovative Tech-Based Care Redesign; Founder and CEO, KeyCare; Editor-in-Chief, Telehealth and Medicine Today

Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Must-Read Books / Wellness & Well-Being / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners
David Bell

Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Pioneer Who Helps Businesses Create Effective Go-To-Market Strategies for Today’s Online/Offline and Omnichannel World; Expert on Consumer Behavior and the Future of Retail; Disruptive Startup Mentor and Investor; Bestselling Author, “Location Is (Still) Everything”; Co-Founder, Idea Farm Ventures

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
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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