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Future of Work was last modified: December 21st, 2023 by Stern Strategy Group

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

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

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

AI, Robotics & Automation / Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Neuroscience / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / Wellness & Well-Being / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern

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

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

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

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

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Futurists / Future of Work / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Navigating Uncertainty / Must-Read Books / Strategy / New To Stern
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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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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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Globally Recognized Leader on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Intersectionality Expert Using Big Vision and Practical Takeaways to Build Safe, Healthy, Sustainable Work Culture; Journalist, Consultant and DEI Strategist; Founder, Global IDEA

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Future of Work / Experiential Programs
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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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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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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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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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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
Rana el Kaliouby

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

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

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

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

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
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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
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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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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Leading Expert on the Governance of Future Technology, Including Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity; Healthy Blockchain Skeptic; Exceptional Moderator; Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

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

The World’s Preeminent Authority on Reputation, Trust, Inequality and Successful Branding for People, Businesses, Governments and Other Institutions; Founding Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation; Co-Author of the Bestseller, “The Reputation Game”

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Leadership / Trust & Empathy / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Future of Work / Company Culture / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Executive Education
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Pioneering Authority on Digital Transformation Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage; Technology Futurist and Award-Winning Author of “Leading Digital”; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Office of Open Learning; Founder, The Global Opportunity Initiative

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Education & Lifelong Learning / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

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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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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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on How Technology Shapes Business, Political and Social Structures, Gender Roles, and Society; Senior Associate Dean of Business and Global Society, Harvard Business School; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Inspirational Speakers / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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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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Acclaimed Futurist, Computer Scientist and Pioneering AI Scholar Whose Ongoing Research Reveals How Emerging Technologies Will Impact Humans and Related Long-term Investments; Foremost Expert on the Future of Work, Human-Machine Collaboration and the Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles; Director, Center for Humans & Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Futurists / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Metaverse / Policy & Government / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers
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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
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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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Pioneering Social Scientist and Social Worker Whose Frameworks for Designing Ethical AI Ensure Well-Being for Diverse Communities and Organizational Cultures; Widely Cited Authority at the Intersection of Healthy Social Media Ecosystems, Empathy, Race and Society; Named a 2022 Top 50 in Digital Health, Equity Advocate; Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director, SAFELab; Chief Strategy Officer, Penn School of Social Policy & Practice

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Health Care & Medicine / Wellness & Well-Being / Education & Lifelong Learning / TED Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Metaverse / Financial Services / Moderators / Executive Education
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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
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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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Renowned Expert on the Future of Work and Organizational Visionary; Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Author, “Superminds” (2018); Founding Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Innovator, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Robotic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Health Care and Education; Co-Founder and Board Director, Zyrobotics; Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University; Bestselling Author, “Sex, Race and Robots”

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

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

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

Renowned Robotics and AI Expert Focused on Human-Robot Interaction; Leading AI Researcher & Innovator; Mechanical Engineering Professor, Cornell University; Former Co-Director, IDC Media Innovation Lab

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Future of Work
Jeffrey Hancock

Authority on Social Media Behavior & Psychology of Online Interaction; Expert on Technology’s Role in Deception and Trust; Founding Director, Stanford University Social Media Lab; Co-director, Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute; Professor of Communication, Stanford University

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

Globally Recognized Digital Marketing Expert Whose Frameworks Help Organizations Improve Customer Experiences by Leveraging AI and Behavioral Economics; Practitioner and Corporate Advisor on Brand Strategy, Customer Experience and Inclusive Leadership; Senior Lecturer in the Management Science Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE); Digital Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

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

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

Education & Lifelong Learning / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Innovation & Design / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Neuroscience / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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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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Acclaimed Education and Human Development Scholar Helping Educators, Parents, Trustees, Young People, K-12 Institutions and Institutions of Higher Learning Think About the Meaning and Role of Education in People’s Lives; Veteran Researcher (with Howard Gardner), Harvard Graduate School of Education; Lead Author, “The Real World of College” (2022); Lead Author, “Making Good” (2004); Project Director, Project Zero

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work
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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

Pioneer in Using Virtual Reality to Expose the Devastating Impact of Racism on Individuals, Organizations and Society; Expert on Understanding How Racism in the Media Affects Human Health; Transdisciplinary Scholar; Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Metaverse / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Experiential Programs
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Award-Winning Author, Sociologist and Researcher Who Offers Illuminating and Provocative Insights on Technology’s Effects on Our Thoughts, Skills and Lives; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Shallows” (Pulitzer Prize Finalist); Former Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review; Visiting Professor of Sociology, Williams College

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

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

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

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
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
Matt Beane

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

Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Generative AI / Health Care & Medicine
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Virtual Reality Pioneer and Leading Authority on Immersive Technologies That Are Reshaping Business and Society; Expert on VR and AR Tools That Improve Workplace Training and Culture and Prepare Companies for the Future of Work; Cognitive Psychologist; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University; Author, “Experience on Demand” (2018)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
BETH ALTRINGER

Award-Winning Designer and Expert on Combining Design, Technology and Behavioral Science to Create Innovative Products, Services and Experiences; Unrivaled Authority on Innovation Leadership, Product Desirability and Outside-the-Box Design Thinking; Founder, The Desirability Lab; Principal, Ames Studio; Professor of Practice and Executive Director, Joint Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE) Program, Brown University and RISD

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work

Pioneering Robotics Researcher Focused on Deconstructing Algorithms to Make Robot Processes Clear Through Explainable AI; Expert on Developing Socially and Physically Assistive Machines That Improve Lives; Foremost Expert on Human-Centered Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration; Director, Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab and the A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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