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Must-Read Books was last modified: September 16th, 2022 by Stern Strategy Group

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Management Expert and HR Executive Who Looks at Work from the Perspective of Employees, and Who Uses His Knowledge of Team Engagement, Strengths-Based Leadership and the Performance Feedback Process to Help People and Teams Thrive; Former Senior Vice President of HR, Cisco; Former Chief Learning Officer for Leadership and Professional Development, Deloitte; Author, “Nine Lies About Work” and “The Problem With Change” (May 2024)

Leadership / Strategy / Company Culture / Executive Education / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / 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; Author, “The AI Republic,” “The Great Remobilization” (2023) and “Digitizing the Emerging Economies” (2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Futurists / Future of Work / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Navigating Uncertainty / Must-Read Books / Strategy / New To Stern

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

Futurists / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / STEAM / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Metaverse / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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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
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Leading Happiness and Well-Being Researcher Who Helps Individuals and Organizations Build Social Connections at Work; Expert on Optimizing the Use of Time, Money, Technology and Carbon to Enhance Happiness; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia; 2019 TED Curator’s Pick; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Co-Author, “Happy Money”

Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Neuroscience / Leadership / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Psychological Safety / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Inspirational Speakers / 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 / New To Stern
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Top Advisor at the Intersection of Responsible Technology and Business Who Helps Companies Address Accelerating Change Due to AI-Enabled Technology, Shifting Social Dynamics and Heightened Global Competition; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kleiner Powell International; Co-Author, “The AI Dilemma” (August 2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Trust & Empathy / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / 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 Author Who Empowers Individuals to Regain Focus, Reconnect with Purpose at Work and Cope With Depression and Anxiety; Bestselling Author, “Stolen Focus” (2022), “Lost Connections” (2018) and “Chasing the Scream” (2015); Executive Producer, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” (2021) and “The Fix” (2022)

TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Wellness & Well-Being / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Renowned Data Architect and Legal Scholar Helping Executives Make Better, More Inclusive Decisions for Themselves and Their Organizations; Award-Winning Expert on Behavioral and Data Science, Big Data & AI, Race & Gender and Leadership Strategy; Chair, Leadership Research Initiative For Women and Minority Attorneys, Harvard Law School; Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Center on the Legal Profession; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program; Author, “Diversity Dividend” (September 2023)

Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Authority on Leadership and Organizational Behavior Helping Executives Foster Workplace Courage and Psychological Safety While Implementing Effective Communication Strategies; Professor, Darden School of Business and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia; Author, “Choosing Courage” (2021)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Navigating Uncertainty / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Social Psychologist Who Helps Individuals, Teams and Leaders Understand the Roots of Inequality in Society, Gain a Greater Sense of Self and Interact in Ways That are Constructive, Supportive and Purposeful; 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 / Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Retired Walt Disney World Chief Operations Officer/Senior Vice President With Over 4 Decades of Leadership Experience; Leadership, Culture and Experience Transformation Advisor Who Enables Operational Excellence and Transformational Leadership Through Engaged, Purpose-Driven Teams; Co-Inventor, Disney’s MyMagic+ Experience; Author, “Engage, Inspire, Lead” (2022)

Leadership / Business Model Innovation / Strategy / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Founders & Practitioners / Emerging Technology / Innovation & Design / Communication Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Global Authority on Choice and Decision-Making Who Leverages Neurological and Cognitive Science to Generate, Identify and Cultivate Innovation; Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; Top 10 Management Thinker in the World and Innovation Award Winner, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Art of Choosing” (2010), “Think Bigger” (2023)

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Persuasion & Negotiation / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs
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Leading Authority in Artificial Intelligence, Large Language Models and Deep Learning; Renowned AI Skeptic Voicing Policy and Safety Recommendations for ChatGPT, Google Gemini, and Other Models; Author of “Rebooting AI” (2019) and the New York Times Bestseller “Guitar Zero” (2012); Co-Founder, Center for the Advancement of Trustworthy AI; Founder and CEO, Geometric Intelligence; Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Neuroscience / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books / 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
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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 / New To Stern / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Futurists / Innovation & Design / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure

Foremost Authority on Leveraging Behavioral Economics Principles for Persuasion and Influence on Employees, Customers and Populations; Preeminent Legal Scholar and Winner of the Holberg Prize; New York Times Bestselling Co-Author, “Nudge”; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Noise”; Former Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Professor, Harvard Law School

Policy & Government / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Generative AI / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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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

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Communication Strategy / Neuroscience / Executive Education
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Global Futurist and Exponential Thinker Who Helps Leaders Break Down the Complexity of Emerging Technologies and Understand Their Impact on Economies and Society; Corporate Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur and Technology Investor; Founder, Exponential View; Host, “Exponentially” on Bloomberg TV; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, Oxford University; Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks, World Economic Forum; Award-Winning, Bestselling Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021); Named one of Vox’s 2023 Future Perfect 50 and to the Thinkers50 2022 Radar List

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; 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; Author, “Creative Construction” (2019); 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
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

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 / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Communication Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

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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Captivating, Powerful Storyteller and One of the Youngest Living Survivors of the Holocaust Sharing Her Vivid Memories to Speak Out Against Extremism and Violence; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Daughter of Auschwitz” (September 2022); Clinical Therapist, Social Worker and Former Executive Director, Jewish Family Center of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, New Jersey; Board Member, Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Raritan Valley Community College; Former Educator, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors

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

Future of Work / Education & Lifelong Learning / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution
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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
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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 of The Management Lab; Fellow of The Strategic Management Society; Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Humanocracy.”

Strategy / Leadership / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books

Foremost Expert on the Psychology of Harnessing Fear and Cultivating Courage; Award-Winning Neuroscientist Uncovering Mechanisms for Increasing Empathy and Altruism; Director, Georgetown University’s Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience; Award-Winning Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Health Care & Medicine / Neuroscience / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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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; 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
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Pioneering Collaboration Expert and Advisor Who Uses Data-Driven Principles and Practices to Achieve Cross-Silo Teamwork; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Executive Education Professor at Harvard Business School; Former McKinsey Strategy Consultant; Bestselling Author of More Than 100 Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Leadership / Strategy / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Executive Education / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Top-Rated Harvard Business School Professor Teaching How Resilient Organizations Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Renowned Strategy Advisor and Highly Cited Academic Studying How to Use Deep Purpose to Drive Organizational Growth and Profitability; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose” (2022) and “Reorganize for Resilience” (2009), As Well As Over 20 Articles in Harvard Business Review; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers
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Authority on Calm, Confident Conflict Resolution, Healthy Communication and Positive Relationships at Work; Author, “Getting Along” (September 2022) and “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” (2017); Co-Host, Women at Work Podcast; Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Executive Education
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Internationally Renowned Strategy and Leadership Expert Whose Practical Frameworks Help Organizations Leverage Input From All Levels of Their Business To Create Successful Long-Term Strategies; Skilled Facilitator of Interactive Scenario Planning Workshops; Strategic Management Professor, Warwick Business School; Forbes Contributor; Bestselling Co-Author, “Open Strategy”

Leadership / Strategy / Generative AI / Company Culture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / International Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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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
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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)

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; 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 / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education

Renowned Climate and Energy Policy Expert, Policy Strategist and Researcher Helping Leaders Build Clean Energy Practices into Their Long-Term Plans to Secure the Future; Award-Winning Author, “Short Circuiting Policy”; Co-Host of Top Climate Podcast “A Matter of Degrees”; Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Senior Policy Counsel, Rewiring America; Senior Policy Advisor, Evergreen Action; Named to 2022 TIME100 Next and Business Insider 2022 Climate Action 30 Lists

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Energy & Renewables
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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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Globally Recognized Authority on U.S.-Russian Relations Who Advises Governments and the Private Sector on Challenges From Russia to Global Security in the Coming New Cold War; Former Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia; Award-winning Author, “The Limits of Partnership” and “Putin’s World”

Leadership / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Navigating Uncertainty / Energy & Renewables / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Leading Expert on the Business, Legal and Public Policy Implications of Emerging Technologies; Authority on the Future of Blockchain and its Implications for Trust in Business and Society; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School; 2021 Recipient of the Aspen Institute‘s Ideas Worth Teaching Award; Author, “For the Win” (Revised, November 2020)

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Metaverse / Emerging Technology / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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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
DANIEL YERGIN

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

Energy & Renewables / Navigating Uncertainty / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Policy & Government / Strategy / Futurists / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Founders & Practitioners
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Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-Editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-Host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-Founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Energy & Renewables / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners
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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

Leading Expert on Civic Innovation to Achieve Change in Government; Advisor and Champion of Public Entrepreneurship and “Possibility Government”; Author, “We the Possibility”; Award-Winning Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners

Renowned IT and Digital Strategist Helping Organizations Optimize the Role, Value and Governance of Digitization Within Enterprises and Their Ecosystems; Board and Executive Committee Workshop Facilitator; Award-Winning Author and Sought-After Speaker and Advisor; Co-Author, “Future Ready” (2022); Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

Business Model Innovation / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Executive Education
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Pioneering Authority on Platform Business Models Helping Organizations Better Compete in the Digital Economy; Expert on Digital Transformation, IT Strategy and Leveraging Network Effects and Third-Party Users; Information Economist, Digital Scientist and Researcher; Co-Author of the International Bestseller, “Platform Revolution” (2016); Winner, 2019 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50; Herbert Simon Award Winner for Research With Impact; Professor of Information Economics, Boston University

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Platform Revolution / 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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Innovative Global Executive Who Helps Leaders Leverage Emerging Technology to Accelerate Organizational Growth; Business Strategy and Human Resources Expert; Chairman, Abercrombie & Fitch; Senior Advisor, Blackstone; Chairman and Co-Owner, Leyton Orient Football Club; Bestselling Author, “The Challenge Culture”

Company Culture / Strategy / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Award-Winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Good Jobs Framework Improves Investor, Customer and Employee Lives; Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named One of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy” and “The Case for Good Jobs” (June 2023); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and Winner, 2023 Talent Award, Thinkers50

Strategy / Supply Chain Management / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / 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

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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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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Globally-Recognized Futurist, Business Strategist, Scenario Planning Expert and Strategic Planning Executive

Futurists / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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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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Foremost Authority on Strategy, Competition and Competitive Advantage; Co-Creator of the Shared Value Concept; Professor, Harvard Business School

Strategy / Health Care & Medicine / Leadership / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books

Digital Health Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Mobile & Wearable Technology for Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being; Expert on Emotion AI and the Ethics of Its Use; Top Cited Scholar in the Areas of Digital Health and Affective Computing; Co-Founder, Affectiva; Co-Founder and Chairman, Empatica; Director, Affective Computing Research, MIT Media Lab; Professor, MIT; Faculty Chair MindHandHeart

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

Renowned Authority on Power and Influence, Turning Knowledge into Action, Evidence-Based Management, and Building Cultures that Achieve Competitive Advantage Through People; Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Author, “7 Rules of Power” (2022) and “Dying for a Paycheck” (2018)

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Persuasion & Negotiation
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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 / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Executive Education

Leading Expert on Network Economics and Platform Business Strategies Who Helps Leaders Digitally Transform Organizations by Leveraging Data and High-Growth Business Models; Professor of Engineering Innovation and Executive Director, Master of Engineering Management Program, Dartmouth College; Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy; Co-Chair of MIT’s Annual Platform Strategy Summit; Winner, 2019 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021 and 2023, Thinkers50

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Supply Chain Management / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books

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 on Technology and its Impact on Business and Society; Founding Chairman, MIT Media Lab; Founder, One Laptop per Child

Emerging Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Authority on Leadership; Lecturer in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management; Author, “Indispensable” and “Picking Presidents” (2022)

Leadership / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Authority on Brain Health, Women’s Brains, and Brain Nutrition; Director, Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC); Associate Director, WCMC/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic; New York Times Bestselling Author of “The XX Brain” (2020)

Health Care & Medicine / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Wellness & Well-Being / Neuroscience
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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, “Choosing College” (2019)

Innovation & Design / Education & Lifelong Learning / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / 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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World-Renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-Based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Principal Investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-Winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Financial Services / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Neuroscience / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books

New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Human Performance; Foremost Authority on Harnessing Flow to Amplify Focus, Decision-Making and Productivity; Visionary Thinker on the Future of Technology; Award-Winning Journalist; Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Nominee; Author, “Gnar Country” (2023) and Bestseller “The Art of Impossible” (2021); Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

Must-Read Books / Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
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Renowned Authority on Climate Science and Energy Technologies; Former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; University Professor, New York University, with Appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering and the Department of Physics; Former Professor of Theoretical Physics and Vice President and Provost, Caltech; Former Chief Scientist, BP; Founding Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP); Long-time Member and Former Chair of the JASON Group of Government Advisors; Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (May 2021)

Must-Read Books / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Energy & Renewables
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Global Authority on Leadership Development and Organizational Change; Award-Winning Academic and Bestselling Author/Editor of over 50 Books; Professor, Psychoanalyst, INSEAD

Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Neuroscience / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Digital Visionary; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Inevitable”; Writer on Business and “Cool Tools”; Co-Founder and Senior Maverick, WIRED

Futurists / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Metaverse / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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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

Renowned Brand Marketing Strategist Whose Retailing Success Matrix Offers Companies Winning Strategies for Surviving Disruption; Expert on Brand Loyalty, Management and Consumer Decision-Making; Bestselling, Award-Winning Author, “The Shopping Revolution” (2021); Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School; Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Metaverse

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

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

Digital Transformation Pioneer and Expert on AI-First Operating Models That Exponentially Scale Business; David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Information Science, Harvard Business School; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners

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 Five Books on the Future of Learning, Including “Choosing College” (2019); Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Advisor, Guild; Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Co-Host, “Class Disrupted” Podcast; Co-Host, “Future U” Podcast; Author, “From Reopen to Reinvent” (2022)

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

Expert Implementer of Innovation, Marketing & Growth Strategies; Authority on Elevating the Consumer Experience for Maximum Growth; Senior Partner, Lippincott; Co-Author, “Competing Against Luck” (2016)

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

Acclaimed Journalist and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Groundbreaking Researcher Revealing How to Unlock Value By Empowering Employees to Be Their Whole Selves at Work; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021) and Author, “The Cycle” (2024); Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department; Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Future of Work / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

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
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Award-Winning Financial Journalist Helping Individuals Think Strategically and Make Better Decisions by Sharing the Wisdom and Habits of the World’s Most Successful Investors; New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Co-Author; Author, “Richer, Wiser, Happier” (2021)

Financial Services / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Must-Read Books

Renowned Developmental and Cognitive Psychologist Exploring Synthesis Thinking for Greater Innovation; Pioneering Researcher Studying Human-AI Collaboration and What It Means to Be Smart in the 21st Century; Father of Multiple Intelligences Theory; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Co-Director, The Good Project; Author, “A Synthesizing Mind” (2020); Co-Author, “The Real World of College” (2022)

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, 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
David Fubini

Global Authority on Organizational Behavior and Mergers & Acquisitions Who Specializes in Helping Leaders Architect and Execute Organizational Turnarounds; Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior Unit and Co-leader, Leading Professional Services Firm and Mergers & Acquisitions Programs for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education; Former Senior Director, McKinsey & Company; Author, “Hidden Truths” (2020)

Must-Read Books / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Financial Services / Company Culture / Executive Education
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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, Education at 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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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

Visionary Futurist, Tech Investor and Space Architecture Pioneer Helping Organizations Leverage High-Tech Solutions and Cutting-Edge Artificial Intelligence for Earth-Based Sustainability Challenges; Groundbreaking Entrepreneur Dedicated to Inspiring Women’s Tech Leadership; CEO, Aurelia Institute; Founder and General Partner, Aurelia Foundry; Founding Director, MIT Space Exploration Initiative; Editor, “Into the Anthropocosmos” (2021); Author, “Space at Scale” (Upcoming)

Space Exploration & Interplanetary Life / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Emerging Technology / Inspirational Speakers / STEAM / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors
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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 International Finance and Tax Policy Expert; Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Law Professor, Harvard Law School; Bestselling Author, “The Wisdom of Finance” (2017) and “How Finance Works” (2019)

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

Renowned Behavioral Scientist, Digital Transformation Strategist and Leadership Advisor Helping Organizations Balance the Human + AI Equation; 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 Member, The Justice Collaboratory, Yale Law School; 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
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Pioneering Social Scientist Who Illuminates AI’s Profound Impact on Human Behavior and Decision-Making; Physician and Renowned Yale Professor Exploring the Interplay Between Technology and Social Dynamics; Author of “Blueprint” and “Apollo’s Arrow”

Future of Work / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / Wellness & Well-Being / Health Care & Medicine / Longevity & Aging / Trust & Empathy / Communication Strategy / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Inspirational Speakers
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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
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 / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution
Alexander Betts

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

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

Foremost Authority on Strategies That Build and Sustain Revenue; Leading Expert on Creating and Sharing Value with Customers; Co-Author, “The Ends Game: How Smart Companies Stop Selling Products and Start Delivering Value” (2020); Professor of Marketing, Esade; Visiting Professor in Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Former Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Business Model Innovation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Health Care Futurist, Telehealth Pioneer and Primary Care Physician at the Forefront of Automating and Virtualizing Care; Leading Authority on Designing and Executing Innovative Tech-Based Care Redesign; Founder and CEO, KeyCare; Editor-in-Chief, Telehealth and Medicine Today

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

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

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
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Virtual Reality Pioneer and Leading Authority on Immersive Technologies That Are Reshaping Business and Society; Expert on VR and AR Tools That Improve Workplace Training and Culture and Prepare Companies for the Future of Work; Cognitive Psychologist; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University; Author, “Experience on Demand” (2018)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
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Global Authority on Business Analytics and How Information Spreads Through Social Networks; MIT Professor of Management, Marketing, IT and Data Science; Award-Winning Scientist, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and MIT Social Analytics Lab; Founding Partner, Manifest Capital; Award-Winning Author, “The Hype Machine” (2020); Winner, Thinkers50 2021 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021

Emerging Technology / Marketing, Branding & Sales / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Policy & Government / Strategy / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics