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Innovation & Design was last modified: January 17th, 2023 by Stern Strategy Group

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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 / Financial Services / Navigating Uncertainty / Innovation & Design / International Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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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
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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

Foremost Authority on Growth and Innovation Strategy for Large Firms and Startups; Expert on Commercializing Science, Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness; Professor, Harvard Business School; Executive Partner and Chief Strategist, Flagship Pioneering; Author, “Creative Construction”; Winner, 2019 McKinsey Award and 2020 Clayton M. Christensen Prize

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Supply Chain Management

Architect of Digital Transformation and AI-Enabled Business and Operating Models; Leading Scholar of Technology Management and Innovation Experiments; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) and the Harvard Business Analytics Program; Award-Winning Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

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

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

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

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” (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 / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

Award-Winning Global Researcher Identifying Innovation Strategies 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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Acclaimed Psychological Safety, Organizational Learning, and Health Care Management Scholar Focused on Helping Leaders Foster an Agile Culture of Innovation, Problem-Solving and Teamwork; Qualitative and Quantitative Field Researcher Who Studies the Dynamics of People Working Together Primarily in Health Care Settings but Also in Other Settings; Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being
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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), “Uncompete” (2025)

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

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”

Education & Lifelong Learning / Longevity & Aging / Future of Work / Generative AI / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Company Culture / Change Management / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Executive Education
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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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Health Care Transformation Visionary and Pioneer in Value-Based Care Delivery; Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care; Professor, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin; Harvard Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Renowned Architect and Urban Planner; Visionary on the Future of City Living; Influential Theorist, Author, Educator on Social-Activist Architecture; Recipient of Israel’s 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture

Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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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
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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

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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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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Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation and Strategies for Conquering New Markets; Authority on Proactive Investment Opportunities; Best 40 Under 40 Professor (Poets & Quants); Professor, Harvard Business School

Innovation & Design / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Financial Services / Moderators
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Renowned Expert on the Future of Work and Organizational Visionary; Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Author, “Superminds” (2018); Founding Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books

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

Neuroscience / Leadership / Longevity & Aging / Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
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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
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Leading Authority on Extended Intelligence, Closely Coupling Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Inventor and Innovator; 2019 TED Fellow; 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner

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

Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Professor of Engineering and Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northeastern University; Researcher, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

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

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
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Harvard Business Review Editor-in-Chief; Renowned Journalist; Insightful Expert on New Ideas in Business and Management; Master Moderator

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Moderators
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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

Leader of the Bionic Age; Champion for Creating Technology to Improve the Human Body and Redefine Human Potential; Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT; Co-Director, K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics

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

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

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

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

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

Foremost Expert on Managing Uncertainty with Frameworks to Build Resilience, Uncover New Possibilities, and Strategically Adapt to Change; Recognized Authority on Technology Strategy, Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation; Co-Author of Five Books on Innovation Including “Innovation Capital” (2019) and “The Upside of Uncertainty” (2022); Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

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

Expert on the Future of Education Focused on Building Students’ Social Capital, Competency-Based Education and Blending Learning; Director of Education, Clayton Christensen Institute; Co-Author, “Who You Know” (2018)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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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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Acclaimed Bioethicist, Futurist, and Legal Scholar Who Advises Organizations and Governments on Issues Surrounding Genetic Engineering and Emerging Sciences; Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin; Former David A. Hamburg Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Lead Co-Chair, “BioMade”; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Committee on Emerging Science, Technology and Innovation

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors
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
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 / Generative AI / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Women Speakers & Advisors