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Emerging Technology Experts

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Nobel Laureate Economist and World-Renowned Authority on Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Drive Long-Term Growth; Pioneer of Endogenous Growth Theory and Leading Advocate for Charter Cities; Senior Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management; Covid-19 Economic Policy Advisor; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Professor of Economics and Law, New York University

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Navigating Uncertainty
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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 / 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 / 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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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

Emerging 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
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Aerospace Pioneer and Multidisciplinary Authority on the Requirements of Human Performance On and Beyond Earth; Former NASA Deputy Administrator and Current Director, MIT Media Lab; Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, MIT

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Space Exploration & Interplanetary Life / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Founders & Practitioners
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Globally Acclaimed Researcher, Writer and Thinker About Technological Progress and the Changes It Brings; Expert Helping Organizations Build Businesses That Are Simultaneously Agile, Innovative and Robust; Evidence-Driven Optimist and Practical Theorist Investigating Sources of Growth and Competitive Differentiation; 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 / Emerging 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 / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution
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 / 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 / Moderators / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners
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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)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Emerging Technology / Strategy / Leadership / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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 / Emerging Technology / Supply Chain Management / Navigating Uncertainty
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Caltech Mathematical Physicist Who Helps Organizations Innovate and Solve Big Problems by Applying Quantum Principles to Their Thinking; Outreach Manager, Caltech Institute for Quantum Information and Matter; Professor-in-Residence, Relay Ventures; Faculty Advisor, Caltech Science Olympiad Chapter, Hollywood Film Consultant and Science Advisor, “Ant-Man,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music”

Futurists / Quantum Computing / Emerging Technology / New To Stern
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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)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Innovation & Design / Quantum Computing / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Founders & Practitioners
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Trailblazing Journalist, Tech Guru, and Futurist Helping Organizations Anticipate Technology Trends That Are Poised to Disrupt Business and Society; Global Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine; Former Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review; Co-founding Editor, Quartz Magazine

Emerging Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / New To Stern / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Trust & Empathy / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners
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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)

Emerging Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / 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 / Leadership / Policy & Government / Emerging Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Moderators
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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 / Emerging 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 / 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” (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 / Emerging 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 / Emerging Technology / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners

Leading Expert on Designing the Future of Learning and Work in the Age of Longevity; Founder, Rise and Design; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Author, “Long Life Learning” (2020)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Longevity & Aging / STEAM

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
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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 / Emerging 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 / Emerging 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 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; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50; Herbert Simon Award Winner for Research With Impact; Professor of Information Economics, Boston University

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

Globally Recognized Authority on Building Empathy and Improving Relationships Offscreen in an Era Dominated by Technology; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Strengthen Collaboration and Communication Within Groups; Sociologist and Professor, MIT; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Reclaiming Conversation;” Acclaimed Author, “The Empathy Diaries” (March 2021)

Emerging Technology / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy
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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 / Emerging 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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Globally-Recognized Futurist and Business Strategist; Scenario Planning Expert; Strategic Planning Executive, Salesforce.com

Futurists / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

Foremost Authority on Modern Revenue Generation, Sales and Marketing Strategy in the Digital Era; Founding CRO at HubSpot; Best Selling Author of “The Sales Acceleration Formula”; Professor at Harvard Business School; Venture Capitalist and Startup Board Member; Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Emerging Technology / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Acclaimed Sci-Fi Author, Entrepreneur and Scientist; Visionary & Futurist Whose Proven Framework Uses Fiction to Solve Real Problems and Inspire Future Innovation; Co-Founder, Helix Nanotechnologies

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Acclaimed Futurist, Computer Scientist and Pioneering AI Scholar Whose Ongoing Research Reveals How Emerging Technologies Will Impact Humans and Related Long-term Investments; Foremost Expert on the Future of Work, Human-Machine Collaboration and the Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles; Director, Center for Humans & Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

TED Speakers / Policy & Government / Emerging Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy

Successful Hedge Fund Entrepreneur with Vast Expertise in Investing, Emerging Technologies and Corporate Leadership; Visiting Lecturer at MIT and Harvard Business School; Contributor to World Economic Forum Research; Founding Partner, Domeyard LP and CEO, Databento; Author, “The Finance Snake” (2021)

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Founders & Practitioners
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Visionary Futurist and Venture Capitalist Funding Dynamic Breakthrough Technologies in Computing, Energy, Life Sciences and Health Care; Leading Expert on New Technology, Innovation and the Future of Work; Renowned Journalist, Speaker and Moderator; Partner, DCVC; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Strateos

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Energy & Renewables / Founders & Practitioners

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 / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

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 / Emerging 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 / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution
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Award-winning Architect, Designer and Inventor; Pioneer of the Field of Material Ecology; Leading Authority on “Hacking” Nature for the Purposes of Speculative and Practical Design; Founder, Mediated Matter Research Group at the MIT Media Lab; Founder and CEO, OXMAN

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners
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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 / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Foremost Expert on Digital Currencies and Blockchains; Financial Democratization Enthusiast; Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab

Emerging Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Platform Revolution
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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

Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Emerging 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 / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners
Rory McDonald Headshot

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

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Authority on Human-Computer Interaction, AI and Human Augmentation; Entrepreneur; Director, MIT Program in Media Arts and Sciences; Professor, MIT

Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors

Foremost Authority on Generating Peak Organizational and Individual Performance; Leading Expert on the Future of Technology; Award-Winning Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Art of Impossible”; Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

Must-Read Books / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Founders & Practitioners / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies
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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 Strategies / Emerging Technology / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Energy & Renewables
Kevin Kelly Headshot

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 / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Metaverse
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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
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Leading Authority on Extended Intelligence, Closely Coupling Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Inventor and Lead Innovator Behind AlterEgo; Rising Tech Star and 2019 TED Fellow; Researcher, MIT Media Lab

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

Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

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

Acclaimed Futurist, Inventor, Entrepreneur & Technology Thought Leader; Pioneer in Medical Imaging and Telepathic Technology; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Founder, Openwater; Forbes 50 Over 50, 2022: Entrepreneurs

Emerging Technology / Founders & Practitioners / Futurists / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors

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)

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
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Pioneering Innovator, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Robotic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Health Care and Education; Co-Founder and Board Director, Zyrobotics; Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University; Bestselling Author, “Sex, Race and Robots” (2020)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Education & Lifelong Learning / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Founders & Practitioners

Pioneering Digital Learning Strategist Focused on Securing the Future of Businesses and Workers Through Upskilling and Reskilling Initiatives and New Approaches to K-12 and Higher Education; Award-winning Author of Five Books on the Future of Learning, Including “Choosing College” (2019); Co-founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Senior Strategist, Guild Education; Co-host, “Class Disrupted” Podcast; Co-host, “Future U” Podcast; Author, “From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child” (Summer 2022)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

Renowned Robotics and AI Expert Focused on Human-Robot Interaction; Leading AI Researcher & Innovator; Mechanical Engineering Professor, Cornell University; Former Co-Director, IDC Media Innovation Lab

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Future of Work

Biotech and Life Sciences Visionary Helping Organizations and Society Understand How Synthetic Biology Will Positively Impact Human Life, Change Industries and Create Investment Opportunities; Cell Biologist, Futurist, Entrepreneur and Global Authority on Synthetically Engineering Life; Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Genome Project-write; Founder and Past President, Humane Genomics, Inc.; Co-Author, “The Genesis Machine” (February 2022)

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Founders & Practitioners

Leader of the Bionic Age; Champion for Creating Technology to Improve the Human Body and Redefine Human Potential; Professor & Leader, MIT Center for Extreme Bionics

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

Authority on Social Media Behavior & Psychology of Online Interaction; Expert on Technology’s Role in Deception and Trust; Founding Director, Stanford University Social Media Lab; Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Emerging Technology / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy

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
Renee Richardson Gosline

Globally Recognized Digital Marketing Expert Whose Frameworks Help Organizations Improve Customer Experiences by Leveraging AI and Behavioral Economics; Practitioner and Corporate Advisor on Brand Strategy, Customer Experience and Inclusive Leadership; Senior Lecturer in the Management Science Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE); Digital Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics

Renowned Developmental and Cognitive Psychologist; Father of Multiple Intelligences Theory; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 2021 Recipient, United Sigma Intelligence Association Award; 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 / 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 / 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

Pioneering Authority on Innovative Space Architecture, the Future of Living in Space and Its Implications for Improving Life on Earth; Founder and Director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative; Editor, “Into the Anthropocosmos” (October 19, 2021); Former Graduate Fellow, Mars 2020 Rover Hardware Systems Engineering, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

AI, Robotics & Automation / Space Exploration & Interplanetary Life / STEAM / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Founders & Practitioners
Horace Dediu - Micromobility

Leading Global Authority on Micromobility; Expert on the Future of Mobility and Smart Transportation; World-Renowned Mobile Industry Analyst and Visionary on Digital Business Disruption; Partner and Chief Market Strategist, Relay Ventures; Founder, Asymco

Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
Bart De Langhe

Leading Behavioral Economist with Alternative Models for Building Customer Loyalty; Data Scientist at the Intersection of AI and Human Decision Making; Marketing Thought Leader Helping Companies Optimize Data to Drive Growth; 2021 Best 40-Under-40 Professor, Poets and Quants; Marketing Professor, Esade Business School

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors

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”

Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Company Culture / 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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Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (formerly Muufri) and Clara Foods

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / STEAM / Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Futurists / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners

Pioneer in Using Virtual Reality to Expose the Devastating Impact of Racism on Individuals, Organizations and Society; Expert on Understanding How Racism in the Media Affects Human Health; Transdisciplinary Scholar; Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Trust & Empathy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Health Care & Medicine / AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Emerging Technology / Wellness & Well-Being / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Pioneering Social Scientist Who Helps Leaders Positively Influence and Leverage Group Behaviors in the Workplace and in the Market; Physician, Public Health Expert and Authority on the Future Effects of Pandemics; Professor and Director, The Human Nature Lab, Yale University; Author “Blueprint” (2019) and “Apollo’s Arrow” (2020)

Future of Work / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / Inspirational Speakers / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Wellness & Well-Being / Health Care & Medicine / Longevity & Aging / Trust & Empathy
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Acclaimed Bioethicist, Futurist, and Legal Scholar Who Advises Organizations and Governments on Issues Surrounding Genetic Engineering and Emerging Sciences; Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin; Former David A. Hamburg Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Lead Co-Chair, “BioMade”; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Committee on Emerging Science, Technology and Innovation

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors
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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 / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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
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 / 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

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

Leading Expert on the Future of Work Involving Intelligent Machines, Specializing in Robotics; Former Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer, Humatics; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Digital Fellow, MIT’s Institute for the Digital Economy

Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home
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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 / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Metaverse / 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

Emerging 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 / Emerging 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 / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work
Henny Admoni

Pioneering Robotics Researcher Focused on Developing Socially and Physically Assistive Machines That Improve Lives; Foremost Expert on Human-Centered Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration; Director, Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab and A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Health Care & Medicine / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors

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