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New To Stern was last modified: December 21st, 2023 by Stern Strategy Group

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“Everyday Leadership” Pioneer Centered Around Fostering Courageous and Effective Organizational Communities;  Global Authority in Large-Scale Cultural Change Focused on Individual and Collective Leadership Effectiveness; Top-Rated Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior and Former Director, Leadership Development Program, Yale School of Management; Lecturer, Yale Law School

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Transformative Executive Leadership Consultant Using Practical Roadmaps to Create “Speak Up” Cultures that Improve Innovation and Teamwork; Globally Recognized Facilitator Helping Leaders and Teams Build Their Communication, Collaboration and Conflict Management Skills; Former Managing Partner, Triad Consulting Group; Former Advanced Training Director, Harvard Mediation Program and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Bestselling Author, “Unlearning Silence” (March 2024)

Communication Strategy / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Persuasion & Negotiation / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Safe, Secure, and Responsible AI Pioneer; First United States Science Envoy for Artificial Intelligence;  Member, Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security Board, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; CEO and Founder, Humane Intelligence; Responsible AI Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

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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

Leading Economist and Digital Strategist Who Helps Organizations Understand AI’s Impacts on Business Economics, the Future of Work and Competitive Strategy; Assistant Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Founder and Director of Research, Workhelix, Inc.; Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Digital Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; AI2050 Early Career Fellow, Schmidt Sciences

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

Award-Winning Behavioral Scientist Tackling Critical Social and Environmental Challenges with Solutions That Promote Climate and Financial Sustainability; Associate Professor, Psychology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), University of British Columbia (UBC); Principal Investigator, UBC Behavioral Sustainability Lab; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Editor, “Cash Transfers for Inclusive Societies” (2023)

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Wellness & Well-Being / Energy & Renewables / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Financial Services / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern
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Top-Cited Expert on China, its Technology Capabilities Today and How They Will Evolve in the Future; Economics Researcher Studying US and China Innovation, Sustainability and Regulatory Actions With a Focus on Export Controls and Multinational Investment Activities; Chief Technology Analyst, Gavekal Dragonomics; Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center

Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Supply Chain Management / New To Stern

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

AI, Robotics & Automation / Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Neuroscience / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / Wellness & Well-Being / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Visionary Gaming Entrepreneur and Innovator Bringing About the Future of Technology at the Intersection of AI, Entertainment and Social Platforms; Machine Learning Expert Exploring the Social Impacts of AI and Ethical Technology; Former President and Chief Strategy Officer, NCSOFT; Board Member, Center for Asia Pacific Policy; Member of the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Visiting Innovation Scholar, MIT School of Engineering; Author, “Push Play” (March 2024) and “Mosaic of Minds” (May 2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Women Speakers & Advisors

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

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

Top Executive Who Rethinks Work from the Ground Up to Increase Performance and Engagement; Authority on Team Performance and Innovator of the Performance Feedback Process; Leadership Expert, Researcher and Advisor; Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Cisco; Former Chief Learning Officer for Leadership and Professional Development, Deloitte; Author, “Nine Lies About Work” and “The Problem With Change” (May 2024)

Change Management / Company Culture / Executive Education / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Leadership / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Psychological Safety / Strategy

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

AI, Robotics & Automation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Generative AI / Future of Work / Strategy / Leadership / Company Culture / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Moderators / New To Stern
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Transformational Sustainability Leader Empowering Organizations to Embed Purpose and Drive Growth; Award-Winning Co-Founder and CEO, Leaders on Purpose Who Spearheads the Renowned Annual CEO Study and Convenes the Influential CEO Summit with UN Leadership; Founding Member, Unilever North American FS Sustainability Council; Collaborator, Harvard’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership; Winner, 2023 Tribeca Disruptor Award; Named One of the Top 22 Women Globally Making a Positive Sustainable Impact, Forbes; Named 2014-2021 Harvard Professional of Excellence for Sustainability Leadership; Shortlisted for the 2023 Ideas into Action Award, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Change Management / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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International Authority on Strategy and Economics Helping Leaders Compete While Capitalizing on Current and Future Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Resilient Business Models and Sustainability; Director, Hult International Business School Futures Impact Lab; Harvard Social Scientist Affiliated with the Kennedy School CID, IQSS and Davis Center; Global Expert, World Economic Forum; Co-Founder, Nexus FrontierTech; Co-Author, “The AI Republic” and the Award-Winning “The Great Remobilization” (2023), and Author, “Digitizing the Emerging Economies” (2024)

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

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

Global Authority on Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Leadership Who Helps Organizations Create Value and Long-term Positive Impact for Stakeholders and Society; Award-Winning ESG Integration Researcher and Advisor on Strategically Navigating Sustainability Disruption; ESG and Sustainability Advisory Board Member, Merck KGaA, DWS Group and more; Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Policy & Government / Navigating Uncertainty / Leadership / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Cultural Anthropologist and Leading Voice on Questions of Race, History and Political Culture Across the Americas; Professor, Princeton University Effron Center for the Study of America; The New York Times Columnist; Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Producer; Author, “Non-Sovereign Futures” and “Aftershocks of Disaster”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Policy & Government / Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Organizational Learning Expert Who Helps Teams and Companies Innovate, Integrate and Perform Better With a Focus on Team Climates and Psychological Safety at Work; Professor of Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 2023 Thinkers50 Radar List

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Executive Education / 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

Global Authority on AI Strategy and Digital Transformation Who Teaches Leaders How to Combine People and Technology to Catalyze Innovation and Growth; Dean, Saïd Business School and Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford; Founding Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Co-Founder and President, Portulans Institute; Chair, Global Business School Network; Founding Advisor, Green Frontier Capital; Chair, OECD Taskforce of Experts on AI; Author, “Global Innovation Index”, “Network Readiness Index”, “Ask, Measure, Learn” and “Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom”

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Emerging Technology / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Generative AI / International Speakers & Advisors / Policy & Government / Strategy / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Platform Revolution / New To Stern
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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” and “The Joy of Climate Change”

Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Neuroscience / Leadership / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Psychological Safety / Generative AI / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern