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Award-Winning Authority on Digital Transformation and Organizational Communication; Expert on Using Technology to Foster Organizational Structures That Help People Collaborate Better at Work; Department Chair and Duca Family Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Santa Barbara; Co-Author, “The Digital Mindset” (2022)

New To Stern / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Technology / Strategy / Leadership
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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)

New To Stern / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Leadership / Strategy / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Must-Read Books / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors
Harvard Business School Professor Willy Shih

Global Authority on Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Technology Development; Expert on American-Asian Competition, Product Development Practices and Organizational Change; Veteran Practitioner Who Has Managed Manufacturing Processes in a Wide Range of Industries; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Co-author, “Producing Prosperity”

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Strategy / Technology / Supply Chain Management
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Renowned Researcher and Advisor Bridging Strategy, Organizational Design and Purpose-Driven Leadership to Drive Growth and Profitability; Top-Ten Cited Academic of Economics and Business Studying Resilient Organizations That Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies” (2022); Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor and Former Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School

New To Stern / Must-Read Books / Business Model Innovation / TED Speakers / Leadership / Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development
Modupe Akinola

Authority on Stress Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, Leadership Development, and Women’s Leadership within Organizational Environments; Award-Winning Management Professor 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 / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / New To Stern / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being
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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” (2021)

Company Culture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / International Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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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)

Company Culture / Education & Lifelong Learning / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Wellness & Well-Being

Award-Winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (March 2022)

Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Wellness & Well-Being / Founders & Practitioners
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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” (2018)

Future of Work / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Trust & Empathy / Company Culture
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

Policy & Government / Strategy / Futurists / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Energy & Renewables / Founders & Practitioners
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Leading Expert on Building Culturally Fluent, Change-Resilient Organizations; Global Advisor on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices; Global Media Executive and Creator, Blacklist100; Host, Ad Age’s System Overload Show; Lecturer, Columbia University; Author, “Follow the Feeling” (2019); Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Company Culture / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy
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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 Strategies / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / 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” (2014); Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Jameel World Education Laboratory; Executive Director, Global Opportunity Initiative

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Education & Lifelong Learning / Technology / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Platform Revolution

Leading Expert on Civic Innovation to Achieve Change in Government; Advisor and Champion of Public Entrepreneurship and “Possibility Government”; Author, “We the Possibility” (January 2021); Award-Winning Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Strategy / 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 / Technology / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Champion of Value-Based Health Care Delivery; Professor & Managing Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; Co-Creator of Experience Group Methodology

Health Care & Medicine / Business Model Innovation / Policy & Government / Strategy / Technology
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Leading Authority on the Revolution of Big Data in the Workplace; Expert on Using Analytics to Inform Strategy and Decision Making; Specialist in Creating and Sustaining Innovative, Data-Driven Corporate Cultures; President and CEO of Humanyze; Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Technology / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Founders & Practitioners
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Pioneering Authority on Platform Business Models Helping Organizations Better Compete in the Digital Economy; Expert on 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; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50; Professor of Information Economics, Boston University

Technology / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Platform Revolution
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Global Executive and Transformational Leader in the Food Retail Industry; Business Strategy and Growth Expert; Author, “The Challenge Culture” (2018); Chairman, Dunkin’ Brands

Strategy / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Founders & Practitioners
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Award-Winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Frameworks Satisfy Investors, Customers and Employees; Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy”

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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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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Preeminent Legal Scholar and Winner of the Holberg Prize; Former Administrator at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; New York Times Bestselling Co-author, “Nudge”; Co-Author, “Noise,” Winner of the 2021 getAbstract International Book Award; Author or Co-Author of Six Books Published in 2021; Professor, Harvard Law School

Policy & Government / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Internationally Recognized Expert on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / 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, Harvard Business School Online; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Women Speakers & Advisors / Leadership / Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy
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Pioneering Authority on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Implementation; Globally Recognized Corporate Investment Strategist, Researcher and Futurist; Award-winning Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Senior Partner, KKS Advisors; Author, “Purpose and Profit” (August 2022)

Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
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Globally-Recognized Futurist and Business Strategist; Scenario Planning Expert; Strategic Planning Executive, Salesforce.com

Futurists / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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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); Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 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
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Leading Expert on Corporate-Government Relations, Sustainable Capitalism and Corporate Reporting; Authority on Rebuilding Trust Within Both Private and Public Sector Organizations; Professor of Business & Public Policy, University of Oxford; Inaugural Director, Oxford’s Master of Public Policy Program

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Strategy / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
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Expert on Leadership, Disruptive Innovation and Transforming Organizations in the Digital Age; Foremost Authority on the Online Learning Revolution in Higher Education; Advocate for Using Data to Evaluate Performance and Improve Outcomes; President, Western Governors University

Leadership / Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Future of Work / Founders & Practitioners
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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 Strategies / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books

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

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, Thinkers50

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

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

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity Through Innovation; Leading Authority on Market-Creating Innovations; Co-Author, “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; 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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Expert on Remote Work and Solving the Challenges of Organizational Design, Company Culture, Social Psychology and Human Dynamics; Authority on the Impact of Technology on Employee Behavior, Coordination and the Future Design of Work; Professor, INSEAD

Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors
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Visionary Leader and Serial Entrepreneur Who Teaches Organizations How to Exponentially Scale Business and Drive Disruptive Innovation; Co-founder and CEO, DVx Ventures; Board of Directors, General Motors; Former COO, Lyft; Former President, Tesla Motors; Successful Investor and Strategic Advisor on Risk Assessment; Expert on Leading Highly Effective Teams; Lecturer, Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners
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Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation and Strategies for Conquering New Markets; Authority on Proactive Investment Opportunities; Best 40 Under 40 Professor (Poets & Quants); Professor, Harvard Business School

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Financial Services / Moderators
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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; 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 / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution

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 / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution
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Global Authority on Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Business Opportunities With Social and Environmental Impact; Co-Creator (With Michael Porter) of the Creating Shared Value (CSV) Concept; Acclaimed Scholar Who Introduced the Ideas of Impact Investing, Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, and Strategic Evaluation; Co-Founder, FSG; Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Financial Services / New To Stern / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
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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 / Technology / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners

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

Digital Transformation Pioneer and Expert on AI-First Operating Models That Exponentially Scale Business; Davis 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)

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

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

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / 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 / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-Winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy
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

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution
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 / New To Stern / Company Culture
Rana el Kaliouby

Pioneer and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur and Authority on Developing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded,” (April 2020); Named to the Entrepreneur List of 100 Women of Influence in 2022; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Technology / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Moderators / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners
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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 / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Authority on Leadership, Innovation and Problem-Solving; Faculty, Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute; Co-Author with the Late Clayton Christensen of Bestsellers “How Will You Measure Your Life?,” “Competing Against Luck” and “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Co-Author, “The Microstress Effect” (2023); Former Harvard Business Review Editor; Master Moderator

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators

Pioneering Authority on AI Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage; Visiting Professor, Oxford Saïd Business School; Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Senior Advisor, Deloitte AI Practice; Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College; Author, “Competing on Analytics” and “The AI Advantage”

Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Future of Work / Platform Revolution / Leadership / AI, Robotics & Automation / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Must-Read Books
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Leading Authority on Leveraging Disruptive Innovation to Enable the Continuous Creation of New Business Opportunities; Successful Investment Advisor; Co-Founder and CEO, Rose Park Advisors

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Financial Services
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Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity, Performance, Digital Commerce and Intangible Assets; New York Times Bestselling Co-Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd;” Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Technology / Policy & Government / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution
Tim Brown

Leading Voice for Design Thinking to Innovate and Solve Problems; Expert on Creative Competitiveness and Design Collectivism; Global Solutions Activist; Co-CEO, IDEO

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Founders & Practitioners
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 / Technology / Business Model Innovation / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution
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 / Technology / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Technology / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Founders & Practitioners
AZEEM AZHAR

Award-Winning Technology Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur; Expert on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Economies and Society; Founder, Exponential View; Founder, PeerIndex; Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future’s Council on the Digital Economy; Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021); Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / 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 / New To Stern / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners
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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, 2021 Thinkers50 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World

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

Leading Expert on Digital Strategy, Media and Entertainment Strategy, Corporate Strategy and Organizational Change; Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University; Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School Online; Author, “The Content Trap” (2016)

Strategy / Technology / TED Speakers / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
BETH ALTRINGER

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

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

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