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Moderators was last modified: September 16th, 2022 by Stern Strategy Group

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Acclaimed Author, Journalist and Leading Thinker on the Future Who Explores Advancements in Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Climate Change; Policy Practitioner Forging Partnerships Across the Private and Public Sectors to Advance the Health of People and the Planet; Columnist, The Washington Post; Senior Lecturer, MIT Program on Science, Technology, and Society; Former Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, Obama White House; Author, “The Optimist’s Telescope”

Futurists / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / STEAM / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Metaverse / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Professor, Case Writer, and Thought Leader Whose Three Decades of Data Monetization Research Includes Topics Ranging From Data Monetization Strategy and Scaling AI to Data Sharing and Acceptable Data Use; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR); Author, “Data is Everybody’s Business” (2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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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 Associate 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 / New To Stern
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; 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

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
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Authority on Stress, Well-Being and Optimal Aging; Corporate Advisor Who Teaches Leaders How to Apply Research-Backed Science to Scalable Interventions that Bolster Organizational Resilience; Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vice-Chair for Adult Psychology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center; Author, New York Times Bestseller “The Telomere Effect” (2017) and “The Stress Prescription” (2022)

Company Culture / Health Care & Medicine / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
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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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Being a Great Boss, and Inclusion; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Psychology of Good People; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Professor of Management and Organizations; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” and “A More Just Future”

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

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 / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Navigating Uncertainty / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
Nathan Furr

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

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