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

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Award-Winning Georgetown Professor and Researcher Focused on Social and Emotional Processes, Centering on Empathy, Altruism, Psychopathy and the Nonverbal Communication of Emotion; Director, Georgetown Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience; Winner of Wyatt Memorial Award and the Cozzarelli Prize; Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

New To Stern / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Health Care & Medicine / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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
Headshot of Ranjay Gulati in a dark blue shirt against a leafy green background

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
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Renowned Authority on Culture and Individual and Group Transformation Helping Leaders Create Conditions Where Dignity and Equality Are Actively Promoted and Ensured; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a World in Transformation”; Author, “From Having to Being” (2023)

Company Culture / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Wellness & Well-Being / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern

Award-winning, Globally Recognized Expert on Cybersecurity, Helping Organizations Understand Cyber Threats, Assess Cyber Risks and Establish Cyber Policies; President, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation; Board Member and Chair of the Risk Committee at the Center for Internet Security; Non-resident Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Co-Chair of the Institute of Security and Technology’s Ransomware Task Force; Former Senior Official at the Department of Justice, F.B.I.; Former White House Senior Director for Cyber Policy and Acting Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Council; Former (and First) Top Cyber Diplomat at the U.S. State Department

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Inclusivity and the Psychology of Good People; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Unethical Behavior; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” (2018) and “A More Just Future” (October 2022)

New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Leading Expert on the Governance of Future Technology, Including Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity; Healthy Blockchain Skeptic; Master Moderator; Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

AI, Robotics & Automation / Leadership / Policy & Government / Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Moderators
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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

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 / Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Longevity & Aging

Applied Futurist and Social Systems Expert Who Teaches Leaders How to Understand, Create and Execute Strategies That Ensure Positive Long-Term Generational and Environmental Impacts; Founder and Executive Director, Longpath Labs; Founder and CEO, Synthesis Corp.; Former Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Futurists / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern

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)

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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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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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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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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Renowned Architect and Urban Planner; Visionary on the Future of City Living; Influential Theorist, Author, Educator on Social-Activist Architecture; Recipient of Israel’s 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture

Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Expert on Using Media Analytics to Drive Audience Engagement and Create Social Impact; Director, MIT Laboratory for Social Machines and the Center for Constructive Communication; Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School; Former Chief Media Scientist for Twitter; Co-Founder and Chairman, Cortico

Innovation & Design / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Founders & Practitioners
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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 / Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure
Megan Reitz headshot

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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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 / 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 / Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy
Michael E. Porter Headshot

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
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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

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 / Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
Jennifer Petriglieri headshot

Leadership Development Authority with Expertise in Crisis Management, Dual-Career Couples and Gender Balance in the Workplace; Award-Winning Researcher and Organizational Performance Expert; Professor and Director of the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, INSEAD; Author, “Couples That Work” (2019)

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety
Kelly Peters Headshot

Behavioral Economics Expert and Leader in Applying Human Insights to Business Strategy, Marketing and Operations; Co-Founder, BEworks; Founder and CEO, Trial Run; Lifetime Achievement Award, Consulting Magazine

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Pioneering Social Worker at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Empathy, Race and Society; Founding Director, SAFE Lab; Co-director, Justice, Equity and Technology Lab, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Data Science Institute (DSI); Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Moderators / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy / Metaverse
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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 / Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners

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
Dava Newman Headshot

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 / Technology / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Space Exploration & Interplanetary Life / Founders & Practitioners
Nicholas Negroponte Headshot

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

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

Technology / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Platform Revolution
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Pioneering Authority on Brain Health, Women’s Brains, and Brain Nutrition; Director, Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC); Associate Director, WCMC/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic; New York Times Bestselling Author of “The XX Brain” (2020)

Health Care & Medicine / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Wellness & Well-Being
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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
Andrew McAfee Headshot

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
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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

Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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World-renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

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

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

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Technology / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Founders & Practitioners
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Global Authority on Leadership Development and Organizational Change; Award-Winning Academic and Bestselling Author/Editor of over 50 Books; Professor, Psychoanalyst, INSEAD

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Founders & Practitioners
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 / 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 / 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 / Technology / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging

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

Technology / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
Ayanna Howard Headshot

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)

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

Renowned Geneticist Specializing in Aging; “Godfather of Epigenetic Clocks” and Inventor of the Horvath Clock and Lifespan Predictors; Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Futurists / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging

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 / Technology / TED Speakers / Future of Work

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

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)

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

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

Technology / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Trust & Empathy
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 / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics
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

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” (2018); Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy
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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
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 / Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors
Isha Datar Headshot

Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (formerly Muufri) and Clara Foods

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Futurists / 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 / Technology / Wellness & Well-Being / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
Nicholas Christakis Headshot

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 / 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 / Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Expert on Persuasion and Decision-Making; Leverages Behavioral Economics to Help People & Do Business Better; Professor, Yale School of Management; Author, “Influence is Your Superpower” (2022)

Persuasion & Negotiation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Psychological Safety
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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

Pioneering Bioscientist and Innovator; Expert on Leading Teams Where Few Rules or Precedents Exist; Neuroengineer Focused on Mapping the Brain to Cure Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders; Professor, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Founder, Cognito Therapeutics

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Founders & Practitioners
Nick Bloom

Renowned Global Economist Who Guides Fiscal Decisions Around Management Practices and Workplace Models, Particularly in Times of Uncertainty; Authority on Remote and Hybrid Work Models and the Future of Work; Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Professor, by Courtesy, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-director, Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Bureau of Economic Research; Senior Fellow, Centre for Economic Performance

Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / TED Speakers
Alexander Betts

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

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

Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home
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

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