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  • Gary Marcus | Humans vs. Machines - DLD 24
    Gary Marcus | Humans vs. Machines - DLD 24
  • Abigail Marsh | The Biology of Heroism and How to Become More Courageous
    Abigail Marsh | The Biology of Heroism and How to Become More Courageous
  • Amy Edmondson | How to Lead in a Crisis
    Amy Edmondson | How to Lead in a Crisis
  • Paul Romer | Urbanization's Future Requires Collective Decisions to Support Innovation and Progress
    Paul Romer | Urbanization's Future Requires Collective Decisions to Support Innovation and Progress
  • Rebecca Henderson | Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
    Rebecca Henderson | Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
  • Ranjay Gulati | What is the Job of a Team Leader?
    Ranjay Gulati | What is the Job of a Team Leader?
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter | Disinformation the “Biggest Threat” From Russia
    Anne-Marie Slaughter | Disinformation the “Biggest Threat” From Russia
  • Mark Mortensen | Is Remote Work Better Than Being in the Office? It's Complicated
    Mark Mortensen | Is Remote Work Better Than Being in the Office? It's Complicated
  • Amy Gallo | SXSW 2024 - How Teams Can Skip the Drama and Embrace Healthy Conflict
    Amy Gallo | SXSW 2024 - How Teams Can Skip the Drama and Embrace Healthy Conflict
  • Scott Wallace | Achieving Aspirational Health Outcomes For All
    Scott Wallace | Achieving Aspirational Health Outcomes For All
  • Zeynep Ton | The Case for Good Jobs
    Zeynep Ton | The Case for Good Jobs
  • Tom Davenport | How to Use Data to Make Better Decisions
    Tom Davenport | How to Use Data to Make Better Decisions
  • Ayanna Howard | Engineering the AI & Robots of Tomorrow
    Ayanna Howard | Engineering the AI & Robots of Tomorrow
  • Daniel Yergin | China's Economic Rebound Could Play a Big Factor in the Oil Market This Year
    Daniel Yergin | China's Economic Rebound Could Play a Big Factor in the Oil Market This Year
  • Dolly Chugh | SXSW 2023 Featured Speaker: Can We Love a Country with a Complicated Past?
    Dolly Chugh | SXSW 2023 Featured Speaker: Can We Love a Country with a Complicated Past?
  • Nicholas Bloom | Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Remote and Hybrid Workplaces
    Nicholas Bloom | Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Remote and Hybrid Workplaces
  • Linda Hill | How To Manage for Collective Creativity
    Linda Hill | How To Manage for Collective Creativity
  • Rawi Abdelal | Expert Strategies for Understanding 2024’s Election Uncertainties
    Rawi Abdelal | Expert Strategies for Understanding 2024’s Election Uncertainties
  • Rana el Kaliouby | Emotion AI, Social Robots, and Self-Driving Cars
    Rana el Kaliouby | Emotion AI, Social Robots, and Self-Driving Cars
  • William Green | How the Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life
    William Green | How the Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life
  • Ruchika Tulshyan | 5 Things You've Got Wrong about Diversity and Inclusion
    Ruchika Tulshyan | 5 Things You've Got Wrong about Diversity and Inclusion
  • Gary Hamel | To Create an Innovation Advantage, Create a Human Advantage First
    Gary Hamel | To Create an Innovation Advantage, Create a Human Advantage First
  • Azeem Azhar | Past, Present & Future of the Exponential Transition - DLD 24
    Azeem Azhar | Past, Present & Future of the Exponential Transition - DLD 24
  • Steven Kotler | 3 Key Steps to Unlock Social Flow and Build Deeper Relationships
    Steven Kotler | 3 Key Steps to Unlock Social Flow and Build Deeper Relationships
  • Jeremy Heimans | What New Power Looks Like
    Jeremy Heimans | What New Power Looks Like
RAWI ABDELAL

Foremost Authority on Geopolitical Trends Affecting Businesses, Economies, Supply Chains and Social Structures; Transformative Strategist and Advisor Helping Leaders Position Their Organizations for a Sustainable Future; Former Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

Navigating Uncertainty / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Leadership / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Supply Chain Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Financial Services / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education

Pioneering Robotics Researcher Focused on Deconstructing Algorithms to Make Robot Processes Clear Through Explainable AI; Expert 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 the A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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

Authority on Stress Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, Leadership Development, and Women’s Leadership within Organizational Environments; Award-Winning Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business 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 / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Future of Work / Leadership / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs / Executive Education / Moderators / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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
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Transformative, Inspirational Leader and Educator Focused on Helping Organizations Build Collaborative, Inclusive and Purpose-Driven Teams That Consistently Achieve Goals; Multi-Award-Winning Harvard Men’s Basketball Head Coach; Co-Chair, The John McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative; NCAA Champion for Diversity and Inclusion Honoree; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Hauser Leader, Harvard Kennedy School

Leadership / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture
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

Award-Winning Behavioral Scientist Helping Organizations Build Resilience, Trust and Deeper Connections with Employees, Customers and Teams; Marketing Expert Uncovering and Leveraging Underlying Psychological Insights to Translate Human Behavior into Business Strategy; Dean, MBA Program in International Business and Associate Professor of Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Persuasion & Negotiation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / International Speakers & Advisors / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Global Authority on Business Analytics and How Information Spreads Through Social Networks; MIT Professor of Management, Marketing, IT and Data Science; Award-Winning Scientist, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and MIT Social Analytics Lab; Founding Partner, Manifest Capital; Award-Winning Author, “The Hype Machine” (2020); Winner, Thinkers50 2021 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021

Emerging Technology / Marketing, Branding & Sales / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Policy & Government / Strategy / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics
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Global Corporate Communication Pioneer and Management Authority Who Helps Leaders Develop and Execute Strategy, Manage Crises, and Create Corporate Responsibility Initiatives; Professor of Corporate Communication and Leadership and Strategic Impact Program Faculty Director, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business; Author, “Corporate Communication” and “Corporate Responsibility”

Communication Strategy / Strategy / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Company Culture / Navigating Uncertainty / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education
Nava Ashraf

Evidence-Based Behavioral Economist and Field Researcher Helping Organizations Improve Workforce Performance and Employee Satisfaction by Evaluating the Impact of Policies, Practices and Incentives; Pioneering Authority on the Concept of Altruistic Capital; Expert on Gender Economics, Family Economics, Diversity and Inclusion, and Workplace Dynamics; Inaugural Director of Research, Marshall Institute; Co-Director, Psychology and Economics Program, STICERD; Founding Director of the Altruistic Capital Lab and Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Executive Education
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Global Futurist and Exponential Thinker Who Helps Leaders Break Down the Complexity of Emerging Technologies and Understand Their Impact on Economies and Society; Corporate Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur and Technology Investor; Founder, Exponential View; Host, “Exponentially” on Bloomberg TV; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, Oxford University; Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks, World Economic Forum; Award-Winning, Bestselling Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021); Named one of Vox’s 2023 Future Perfect 50 and to the Thinkers50 2022 Radar List

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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Virtual Reality Pioneer and Leading Authority on Immersive Technologies That Are Reshaping Business and Society; Expert on VR and AR Tools That Improve Workplace Training and Culture and Prepare Companies for the Future of Work; Cognitive Psychologist; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University; Author, “Experience on Demand” (2018)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs

Global Authority on Leadership, Power, and Organizational Behavior Helping Change Makers Successfully Initiate and Implement Business Transformation; Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School; Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder and Faculty Chair, Social Innovation + Change Initiative; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Power, for All: How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business” (2021) and “Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy” (May 2022)

Company Culture / Leadership / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education
Matt Beane

Human Robot Interaction Pioneer and Leading Expert on the Future of Work and Skill Development Involving Intelligent Machines; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Technology Management Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Digital Fellow, Stanford University Digital Economy Lab and MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy; Author, “The Skill Code” (June 2024)

Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Generative AI / Health Care & Medicine
David Bell

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

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
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Health Care Futurist, Telehealth Pioneer and Primary Care Physician at the Forefront of Automating and Virtualizing Care; Leading Authority on Designing and Executing Innovative Tech-Based Care Redesign; Founder and CEO, KeyCare; Editor-in-Chief, Telehealth and Medicine Today

Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Must-Read Books / Wellness & Well-Being / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners
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 and Director of Open Executive Programs, Esade; Senior Advisor, Globalpraxis; Former Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Business Model Innovation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Executive Education / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
Alexander Betts

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

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Renowned AI Ethicist and Philosopher Advising Leaders on Ethical AI Principles for Risk Mitigation; Founder and CEO, Virtue Ethics Consultancy; Founding Member, Ernst & Young’s Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board; Author, “Ethical Machines” (July 2022)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Quantum Computing / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books / Executive Education
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

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; Named to the 2022 Forbes Future of Work 50 list and 2022 Bloomberg 50 List

Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Navigating Uncertainty / TED Speakers / Executive Education

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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Policy & Government / Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
Raquel Bono

Changemaker and Trailblazer in Genuine Leadership, Medicine, and Public Health; Retired Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy; Chief Health Officer, Viking Cruises; Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; Founder, Military Health Corps Female Physicians Leadership Course; Former CEO and Director, Defense Health Agency; Former Director, Washington State Covid-19 Health System Response Team

Health Care & Medicine / Leadership / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors

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-Director, K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics; Co-Founder, Cognito Therapeutics

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

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

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Founders & Practitioners
Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Generative AI and the Future of Work; Leading Expert on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity, Performance, Digital Commerce and Intangible Assets; NY Times Bestselling Co-Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd”; Economist, Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Co-Founder, Workhelix, Inc; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021 and 2023, Thinkers50

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

Leading Authority on the Future of Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence; Recognized Expert on Remote and Hybrid Work; Trusted Advisor on Managing Older Workers Who Was Named a Top 50 Influencer on Aging; Executive Educator on Human Resource Management, Public Policy Related to Employment, and Talent and Performance Management; Award-Winning Author, “The Future of the Office” (2021) and “Our Least Important Asset” (2023); Professor and Director of the Wharton School’s Center for Human Resources, University of Pennsylvania

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Company Culture / Future of Work / Education & Lifelong Learning / Longevity & Aging / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Executive Education
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Award-Winning Author, Sociologist and Researcher Who Offers Illuminating and Provocative Insights on Technology’s Effects on Our Thoughts, Skills and Lives; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Shallows” (Pulitzer Prize Finalist); Former Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review; Visiting Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Moderators / Must-Read Books
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Renowned Data Architect and Legal Scholar Helping Executives Make Better, More Inclusive Decisions for Themselves and Their Organizations; Award-Winning Expert on Behavioral and Data Science, Big Data & AI, Race & Gender and Leadership Strategy; Chair, Leadership Research Initiative For Women and Minority Attorneys, Harvard Law School; Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Center on the Legal Profession; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program; Author, “Diversity Dividend” (September 2023)

Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

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

Persuasion & Negotiation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Executive Education
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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 Solutions / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors
Jennifer Chatman - Organizational Culture Professor

International Authority on Corporate Culture Who Helps Leaders Identify and Quantify Gaps Between Current and Strategically Ideal Culture to Drive High Performance; Expert on Building Effective Culture in the Context of Remote and Hybrid Work; Co-Creator of the Organizational Culture Profile; Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Workplace Culture and Innovation

Company Culture / Strategy / Leadership / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation in Business, Health Care, Education, and Economic Development; President, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Health Care & Medicine / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Being a Great Boss, and Inclusion; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Psychology of Good People; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Professor of Management and Organizations; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” and “A More Just Future”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Experiential Programs / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Women Speakers & Advisors

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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Metaverse / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Experiential Programs
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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 Solutions / Futurists / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners

Pioneering Authority on AI Strategies that Drive Competitive Advantage; Esteemed Consultant and Advisor Who Helps Organizations Implement and Augment New and Existing Technology Systems; Author of 23 Books at the Intersection of Company Culture and IT; Co-Founder, International Institute for Analytics; Professor, Babson College; Visiting Professor, Oxford Saïd Business School; Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Author, “Competing on Analytics,” “Working With AI” (2022) and “All-In On AI” (2023)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Company Culture / Future of Work / Platform Revolution / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Must-Read Books

Renowned Leadership Advisor, Digital Transformation Strategist and Behavioral Scientist Empowering Organizations to Realize AI As a Value Creator and Leadership Collaborator; Dean, Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business; Director and Founder, Centre on AI Technology for Humankind; Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School and St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University; Research Fellow, Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT; Advisory Board Member, EY; Author, “Leadership by Algorithm” (2020), “The Year in Tech, 2024” (October 2023), and “The AI-Savvy Leader” (June 2024); Thinkers50’s Radar Class of 2021

Leadership / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Persuasion & Negotiation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Future of Work / Futurists / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books
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Leading Behavioral Scientist Who Helps Organizations Effectively Leverage Data and Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making by Prioritizing Human Intelligence; Psychology of Marketing Expert Helping Companies Optimize Data to Drive Growth and Build Customer Loyalty; 2021 Best 40-Under-40 Professor, Poets & Quants; Professor of Marketing, KU Leuven and Vlerick Business School; Author, “Decision-Driven Analytics” (May 2024)

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors
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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 Solutions / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics

Renowned International Finance and Tax Policy Expert; Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Law Professor, Harvard Law School; Bestselling Author, “The Wisdom of Finance” (2017) and “How Finance Works” (2019)

Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
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Award-Winning Authority on Leadership and Organizational Behavior Helping Executives Foster Workplace Courage and Psychological Safety While Implementing Effective Communication Strategies; Professor, Darden School of Business and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia; Author, “Choosing Courage” (2021)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Navigating Uncertainty / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books
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Leading Happiness and Well-Being Researcher Who Helps Individuals and Organizations Build Social Connections at Work; Expert on Optimizing the Use of Time, Money, Technology and Carbon to Enhance Happiness; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia; 2019 TED Curator’s Pick; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Co-Author, “Happy Money” and “The Joy of Climate Change”

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

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

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Emerging Technology / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Generative AI / International Speakers & Advisors / Policy & Government / Strategy / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Platform Revolution / New To Stern
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Expert on Strategically Designing Innovative Business Models, Corporate Cultures and Leadership Styles; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA,” “The Innovator’s Method” and “Innovation Capital” (2019); Executive MBA Professor, Wharton School; Professor of Strategy, Brigham Young University

Innovation & Design / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” and “Right Kind of Wrong” (September 2023)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Future of Work / Navigating Uncertainty / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Communication Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
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; AI Advisor and Former Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded” (2020); Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Futurists / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Executive Education / Moderators / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Authority on Stress, Well-Being and Optimal Aging; Corporate Advisor Who Teaches Leaders How to Apply Research-Backed Science to Scalable Interventions that Bolster Organizational Resilience; Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vice-Chair for Adult Psychology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center; Author, New York Times Bestseller “The Telomere Effect” (2017) and “The Stress Prescription” (2022)

Company Culture / Health Care & Medicine / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
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McKinsey Award-Winning Author, Engaging Speaker and Renowned Executive Educator Who Shows Leaders New Ways to Shape Successful Organizations Today; Named Among the Most Influential Living Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 Five Times; Director of London Business School’s Leadership Program for Senior-most Executives

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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International Authority on Strategy and Economics Helping Leaders Compete While Capitalizing on Current and Future Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Resilient Business Models and Sustainability; Director, Hult International Business School Futures Impact Lab; Harvard Social Scientist Affiliated with the Kennedy School CID, IQSS and Davis Center; Global Expert, World Economic Forum; Co-Founder, Nexus FrontierTech; Co-Author, “The AI Republic” and the Award-Winning “The Great Remobilization” (2023), and Author, “Digitizing the Emerging Economies” (2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Futurists / Future of Work / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Navigating Uncertainty / Must-Read Books / Strategy / New To Stern
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Acclaimed Education and Human Development Scholar Helping Educators, Parents, Trustees, Young People, K-12 Institutions and Institutions of Higher Learning Think About the Meaning and Role of Education in People’s Lives; Veteran Researcher (with Howard Gardner), Harvard Graduate School of Education; Lead Author, “The Real World of College” (2022); Lead Author, “Making Good” (2004); Project Director, Project Zero

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work

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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World’s Top Expert on Leadership and Performance in All Parts of Life; Influential Innovator in Leadership Education; Award-winning Wharton Professor; Host of Wharton’s “Work and Life” Podcast; Former Senior Executive, Ford Motor Company; 2023 Inductee, Thinkers50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Total Leadership” and “Parents Who Lead” (March 2020)

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Wellness & Well-Being / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
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Captivating, Powerful Storyteller and One of the Youngest Living Survivors of the Holocaust Sharing Her Vivid Memories to Speak Out Against Extremism and Violence; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Daughter of Auschwitz” (September 2022); Clinical Therapist, Social Worker and Former Executive Director, Jewish Family Center of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, New Jersey; Board Member, Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Raritan Valley Community College; Former Educator, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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

Global Authority on Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Change Management; Veteran Corporate Advisor Who Specializes in Helping Leaders Plan and Execute Organizational Turnarounds, Optimize CEO-Board Relationships and Prepare for the Impacts of AI; Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior Unit, and Co-leader, Leading Professional Services Firm and Mergers & Acquisitions Programs for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education; Senior Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Author, “Hidden Truths”

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

Foremost Expert on Managing Uncertainty with Frameworks to Build Resilience, Uncover New Possibilities, and Strategically Adapt to Change; Recognized Authority on Technology Strategy, Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation; Co-Author of Five Books on Innovation Including “Innovation Capital” (2019) and “The Upside of Uncertainty” (2022); Professor, INSEAD

Navigating Uncertainty / Innovation & Design / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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Authority on Calm, Confident Conflict Resolution, Healthy Communication and Positive Relationships at Work; Author, “Getting Along” (September 2022) and “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” (2017); Co-Host, Women at Work Podcast; Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Executive Education

Most Cited Educational Thinker and Expert on Multiple Intelligences, Five Minds for the Future, The Synthesizing Mind, and Ethics in the Classroom and at Work; Pioneering Researcher Studying What It Means to Be Smart in the 21st Century; Expert on Education, from Pre-School through Higher Education; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Co-Director, The Good Project; Author of Over 30 Influential Books including “A Synthesizing Mind”

Education & Lifelong Learning / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Innovation & Design / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Neuroscience / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Collaboration Expert and Advisor Who Uses Data-Driven Principles and Practices to Achieve Cross-Silo Teamwork; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Executive Education Professor at Harvard Business School; Former McKinsey Strategy Consultant; Bestselling Author of More Than 100 Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Leadership / Strategy / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Executive Education / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

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

Leadership / Strategy / Company Culture / Executive Education / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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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 / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Executive Education
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Award-Winning Financial Journalist Helping Individuals Think Strategically and Make Better Decisions by Sharing the Wisdom and Habits of the World’s Most Successful Investors; New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Co-Author; Author, “Richer, Wiser, Happier” (2021)

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

Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-Winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

Leadership / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Navigating Uncertainty / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Experiential Programs / Executive Education
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Top-Rated Harvard Business School Professor Teaching How Resilient Organizations Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Renowned Strategy Advisor and Highly Cited Academic Studying How to Use Deep Purpose to Drive Organizational Growth and Profitability; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose” (2022) and “Reorganize for Resilience” (2009), As Well As Over 20 Articles in Harvard Business Review; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Executive Education / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books

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

Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Future of Work / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Leadership and Sustainability Expert Who Helps Multinational Organizations Transition to Become More Sustainable Enterprises; Co-Founder and CEO, Leaders on Purpose; Founding Member, Unilever North American FS Sustainability Council; Co-Founder, SysMeta; Board Member, Space4Girls

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
Constance Hadley

Authority on Team Dynamics Who Helps Leaders Foster a Culture of Psychological Safety and Well-Being in the Workplace; Expert on Leadership Strategies and Processes for Building Collaborative, Resilient Organizations in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments; Founder and Chief Scientist, The Institute for Life at Work; Former Consulting Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab; Management and Organizations Research Associate Professor, Questrom School of Business, Boston University; Board Member, Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Wellness & Well-Being / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Trust & Empathy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

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
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One of the World’s Leading Experts in Leadership, Strategy, Change and Innovation Who Helps Organizations Build Breakout Strategies, Bust Bureaucracy, Unleash Innovation and Accelerate Change; Wall Street Journal World’s #1 Business Thinker; Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School; Director of The Management Lab; Fellow of The Strategic Management Society; Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Humanocracy.”

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

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; Co-director, Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute; Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Metaverse / Communication Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Future of Work / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Trust & Empathy / TED Speakers
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Award-Winning Writer Who Empowers Individuals to Regain Focus, Reconnect with Purpose at Work and Cope With Depression and Anxiety; Bestselling Author, “Stolen Focus” (2022), “Lost Connections” (2018) and “Chasing the Scream” (2015); Executive Producer, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” (2021) and “The Fix” (2022); Author, “Magic Pill” (May 2024)

TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Wellness & Well-Being / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

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; Co-Director, K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics

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

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 / Financial Services / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Longevity & Aging / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / 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; Co-Founder, InnovationForce; Chair of the Leadership Initiative and Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Named a Top 50 Management Thinker in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors

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

Pioneering Digital Learning Strategist Helping Leaders Attract and Retain Elite Talent With Improved Hiring Processes; Upskilling and Reskilling Expert Reframing the Career Progression Model; Award-Winning Author of Five Books on the Future of Learning, Including “Choosing College” (2019); Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Advisor, Guild; Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Co-Host, “Class Disrupted” Podcast; Co-Host, “Future U” Podcast; Author, “From Reopen to Reinvent” (2022)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / 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 / Neuroscience
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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”

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

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

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners
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Harvard Business Review Editor-in-Chief; Renowned Journalist; Insightful Expert on New Ideas in Business and Management; Master Moderator

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Moderators

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

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

Foremost Expert on Strategy and Culture Change Helping Organizations Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Executive Fellow, Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance; Certified Shadow Work Coach

Leadership / Strategy / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

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

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Supply Chain Management / Executive Education
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Global Authority on Choice and Decision-Making Who Leverages Neurological and Cognitive Science to Generate, Identify and Cultivate Innovation; Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; Top 10 Management Thinker in the World and Innovation Award Winner, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Art of Choosing” (2010), and the Award-Winning “Think Bigger” (2023)

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Persuasion & Negotiation / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs

Acclaimed Technology Pioneer in Virtual Reality, Consumer Electronics and Medical Devices; Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur Inspiring Others to Think Bigger and Use New Techniques to Tackle The World’s Toughest Problems; Pioneer in Medical Therapeutics and Diagnostics and Telepathic Technology; Founder, CEO and Chairman, Openwater; Co-Founder, One Laptop Per Child and Architect of the $100 Laptop; High-Level Tech Executive at Google, Facebook, Oculus and Intel; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World; Forbes 50 Over 50, 2022: Entrepreneurs; CNN Top 10 Thinker

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

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; Professor of Engineering and Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northeastern University; Researcher, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

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

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
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Leading Authority on Extended Intelligence, Closely Coupling Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Inventor and Innovator; 2019 TED Fellow; 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winner

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Longevity & Aging / Neuroscience / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs
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Authority on Integrating Firms into Dynamic Business Ecosystems; Innovation Strategy and Effectiveness Expert; Influential Designer; Co-Founder and Former President, Doblin; Author, “Ten Types of Innovation”

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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Digital Visionary; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Inevitable”; Writer on Business and “Cool Tools”; Co-Founder and Senior Maverick, WIRED

Futurists / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Metaverse / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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Organizational Learning Expert Who Helps Teams and Companies Innovate, Integrate and Perform Better With a Focus on Team Climates and Psychological Experiences at Work; Professor of Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 2023 Thinkers50 Radar Shortlist

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Global Authority on Leadership Development and Organizational Change; Award-Winning Academic and Bestselling Author/Editor of over 50 Books; Professor, Psychoanalyst, INSEAD

Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Policy & Government / Neuroscience / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Globally Recognized Leader on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Intersectionality Expert Using Big Vision and Practical Takeaways to Build Safe, Healthy, Sustainable Work Culture; Journalist, Consultant and DEI Strategist; Founder, Global IDEA

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Future of Work / Experiential Programs
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Highly Respected Writer, Editor, Entrepreneur and Management Thinker Who Helps Leaders Build Trust, Scenario Plan and Responsibly Leverage AI Technology; Principal and Editor-in-Chief, Kleiner Powell International; Partner, Wise Advocate Enterprises; Faculty Member, New York University; Former Editor-in-Chief, strategy+business; Former Managing Director, PwC; Co-Author, “The AI Dilemma” (August 2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Strategy / Leadership / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Neuroscience / Must-Read Books / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education
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Renowned Authority on Climate Science and Energy Technologies; Former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; University Professor, New York University, with Appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering and the Department of Physics; Former Professor of Theoretical Physics and Vice President and Provost, Caltech; Former Chief Scientist, BP; Founding Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP); Long-time Member and Former Chair of the JASON Group of Government Advisors; Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (May 2021)

Must-Read Books / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Energy & Renewables

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

Must-Read Books / Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
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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 Fellow, CSR Initiative of the Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Financial Services / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues

Architect of Digital Transformation and AI-Enabled Business and Operating Models; Leading Scholar of Technology Management and Innovation Experiments; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) and the Harvard Business Analytics Program; Award-Winning Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Executive Education
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Renowned Authority on Group Dynamics Across Differences in Classes, Generations and Racial Groups Who Helps Leaders Create Workplaces Based on Recognition and Dignity; Professor of European Studies, Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report, “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives”; Author, “Seeing Others” (2023)

Company Culture / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Wellness & Well-Being / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Educator and Marketing and Sales Executive Who Helps Leaders Drive Successful Business Results Through Integrated, Omnichannel Digital Marketing Programs; Authority on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Marketing; Database Marketing and Analytics Expert; Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management MBA Program; Former VP, US Sales & Service, Google; Author, “The AI Marketing Canvas” (2021) and Bestseller “Winning the Zero Moment of Truth”

Marketing, Branding & Sales / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Business Model Innovation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Moderators / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Strategy / Executive Education / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Authority on Leading Organizational Change and the Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Company Culture; AI Strategy and Digital Transformation Expert Who Helps Leaders and Employees Evolve With Technology and Collaborate Better at Work; Department Chair and Duca Family Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Santa Barbara; Award-Winning Co-Author, “The Digital Mindset” (2022)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Future of Work / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Emerging Technology / Strategy / Leadership / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books
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Trailblazing Journalist, Tech Guru, and Futurist Helping Organizations Anticipate Technology Trends That Are Poised to Disrupt Business and Society; Former Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine and MIT Technology Review; Co-founding Editor, Quartz Magazine

Emerging Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Quantum Computing / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Trust & Empathy / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners / Moderators

Award-Winning Global Researcher Identifying Winning Innovation Strategies for Organizations That Leverage Digitization and Artificial Intelligence; Renowned Scholar Investigating the Intersection of Technological and Scientific Innovation and the Future of Work; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Lab for Innovation Science; Professor of Management and Head of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network Research Center, Warwick Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Women Speakers & Advisors / International Speakers & Advisors
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Award-Winning Roboticist and Entrepreneur Who Educates Leaders on Emerging AI and Robotics Technologies and Their Coming Impacts on Business and Society; Professor of Engineering and Data Science, Columbia University; Director, Creative Machines Lab, “25 Most Awesome Labs in the U.S.,” Popular Science; Co-Author, “Fabricated” and “Driverless” (Translated Into 7 Languages); One of the “World’s 7 Most Powerful Data Scientists,” Forbes

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Futurists / Innovation & Design / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure
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World-Renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-Based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Principal Investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-Winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Financial Services / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Neuroscience / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Social Psychologist Who Helps Individuals, Teams and Leaders Understand What Provides Us Meaning in Life and at Work, How Relationships Define Us and Ways We Can Interact More Constructively, and the Nature of Inequality in Society; Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-Director, Stanford Institute On Race; Author, “Selfless” (2023)

Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Must-Read Books
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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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Leading Authority in Artificial Intelligence, Large Language Models and Deep Learning; Renowned AI Skeptic Voicing Policy and Safety Recommendations for ChatGPT, Google Gemini, and Other Models; Author of “Rebooting AI” (2019) and the New York Times Bestseller “Guitar Zero” (2012); Co-Founder, Center for the Advancement of Trustworthy AI; Founder and CEO, Geometric Intelligence; Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Neuroscience / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books

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

Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Health Care & Medicine / Neuroscience / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Globally Acclaimed Researcher, Writer and Thinker About Technological Progress and the Changes It Brings; Expert Helping Organizations Build Businesses That Are Simultaneously Agile, Innovative and Robust; Evidence-Driven Optimist and Practical Theorist Investigating Sources of Growth and Competitive Differentiation; Inaugural Visiting Fellow, Google Technology and Society; New York Times Bestselling Author; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World and the 50 People Reshaping American Politics; TED Talker; Thinkers 50 Digital Thinking Award Winner; Author, “The Geek Way” (2023) and “More From Less” (2019); Co-Author, “Machine, Platform, Crowd” (2017) and “The Second Machine Age” (2014)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Platform Revolution / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Quantum Computing / Financial Services / Company Culture / Must-Read Books / Executive Education / TED Speakers
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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 / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Financial Services / Moderators
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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 Member and Vice Chairman of the Cruise Board, 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
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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 / Trust & Empathy
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Master Innovator, Maker and Entrepreneur; Expert Investigator of Consumers’ Motivations and Decision-Making Processes; Co-Creator of the “Jobs-To-Be-Done” Theory; President, ReWired Group; Co-author, “Choosing College” (2019)

Innovation & Design / Education & Lifelong Learning / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Visionary Authority on the Future of Work and Company Culture Who Helps Leaders Navigate the Evolving Labor Landscape and Evaluate Organizational and Individual Value In the Age of AI; Pioneering Researcher and Expert on Remote and Hybrid Work, Designing Effective Jobs, Social Psychology and Human Dynamics; INSEAD Professor and Former Area Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Unit

Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers
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Pioneering Authority on Brain Health, Women’s Brains, and Brain Nutrition; Director, Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC); Associate Director, WCMC/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic; New York Times Bestselling Author of “The XX Brain” (2020)

Health Care & Medicine / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Wellness & Well-Being / Neuroscience
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Authority on Leadership; Lecturer in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management; Author, “Indispensable” and “Picking Presidents” (2022)

Leadership / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Quantum Technology Expert Working to Unleash the Power of High-Performance Computing at Scale; Pioneering Deep Technology Inventor Bringing About the Future of Quantum Security, Materials and Sensing; Principal Investigator, Narang Lab and Professor in Physical Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aliro; 2023 US Science Envoy; Winner of the 2023 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, American Physical Society; 2023 Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Top Innovator, MIT Tech Review; Forbes “30 Under 30”

Quantum Computing / Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / STEAM / Futurists / Women Speakers & Advisors
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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

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Trust & Empathy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Platform Revolution
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Visionary on Technology and its Impact on Business and Society; Founding Chairman, MIT Media Lab; Founder, One Laptop per Child

Emerging Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Acclaimed Psychological Safety, Organizational Learning, and Health Care Management Scholar Focused on Helping Leaders Foster an Agile Culture of Innovation, Problem-Solving and Teamwork; Qualitative and Quantitative Field Researcher Who Studies the Dynamics of People Working Together Primarily in Health Care Settings but Also in Other Settings; Associate Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being
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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

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity Through Innovation; Leading Authority on Market-Creating Innovations; Co-Author, “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Director, Global Prosperity, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Adjunct Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Co-Founder & President, Poverty Stops Here

Innovation & Design / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Strategy
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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 / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers

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

Future of Work / Education & Lifelong Learning / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution
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Leading Authority on Social Norms and Norm Change, Individual and Social Network-Wide Behavioral Change, and the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict; 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Professor, Princeton University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy

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

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Supply Chain Management / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Social Scientist and Social Worker Whose Frameworks for Designing Ethical AI Ensure Well-Being for Diverse Communities and Organizational Cultures; Widely Cited Authority at the Intersection of Healthy Social Media Ecosystems, Empathy, Race and Society; Named a 2022 Top 50 in Digital Health, Equity Advocate; Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director, SAFELab; Chief Strategy Officer, Penn School of Social Policy & Practice

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Education & Lifelong Learning / TED Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Metaverse / Financial Services / Moderators / Executive Education
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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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Leadership Development Authority with Expertise in Crisis Management, Dual-Career Couples and Gender Balance in the Workplace; Award-Winning Researcher and Organizational Performance Expert; Professor and Director of the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, INSEAD; Author, “Couples That Work” (2019)

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Executive Education
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Authority on Value-Based Leadership and Experiential Learning Who Helps Managers Craft Workplaces That Foster Sustainable Performance, Vital Culture and Well Being; Award-Winning Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50; Past Chair Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, World Economic Forum

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Navigating Uncertainty / Inspirational Speakers / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being / Psychological Safety / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors

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

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Persuasion & Negotiation

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

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

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
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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 Solutions / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / 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
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Foremost Authority on Strategy, Competition and Competitive Advantage; Co-Creator of the Shared Value Concept; Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Strategy
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Top Advisor at the Intersection of Responsible Technology and Business Who Helps Companies Address Accelerating Change Due to AI-Enabled Technology, Shifting Social Dynamics and Heightened Global Competition; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kleiner Powell International; Co-Author, “The AI Dilemma” (August 2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Trust & Empathy / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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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

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”

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Financial Services / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
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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

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Futurists / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Metaverse / Policy & Government / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers
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HBR McKinsey Award-Winning Expert on Capitalism, Climate Change, and Corporate Reporting; Bestselling Authority on Rebuilding Trust Within Both Private and Public Sector Organizations; Oxford Professor and Inaugural Director, Master of Public Policy Program; Co-Founder and Principal Investigator, E-Liability Institute; Former Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School; Author, “The Age of Outrage: How to Lead in a Polarized World” (October 2024)

Leadership / Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Policy & Government / Strategy / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Executive Education
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Leadership Coach and Authority on Psychological Safety and Empowering Employees to Speak Truth to Power; Renowned Educator, Researcher and Consultant on Mindfulness and Diversity in the Workplace; Author, “Speak Up” (2019) and “Mind Time” (2018); Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, Oxford University; Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Communication Strategy / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Generative AI / Neuroscience / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Award-Winning Authority on the Reform and Expansion of Chinese Capitalism and its Interaction with the Rest of the World; Expert on the Future of US-China Competition; Author, “Precarious Ties” (September 2023) and “Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism”; F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor in Business, Government and International Economy, Harvard Business School

Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Executive Education / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Policy & Government / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Pioneering Practitioner of Modern Revenue Generation and Sales & Marketing Strategies in the Digital Era; Founding CRO, HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS); Bestselling Author, “The Sales Acceleration Formula”; Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School; Venture Capitalist Who Helps Businesses Scale While Leveraging Salesforce Culture and Maximizing Success

Innovation & Design / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Emerging Technology / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Renowned International Journalist Analyzing Culture, Economics and Global Policy; Writer, The New Yorker; Lecturer, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Author, “The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy” (January 2024)

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Strategy / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Energy & Renewables
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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; Seidner University Professor and Leader, Center for the Economics of Ideas, Carroll School of Management, Boston College; Senior Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management; Covid-19 Economic Policy Advisor; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Navigating Uncertainty / Trust & Empathy
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Award-Winning Organizational Economist Who Identifies Key Growth and Productivity Drivers by Measuring Management Practices and Leadership Behavior in Organizations Worldwide; Top Global Researcher Aligning Employee Reskilling Efforts with Business Strategy; Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair, Strategy Unit Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School; Chair of the Board, Harvard Business School Publishing; Co-Leader, Digital Reskilling Lab, Harvard Business School; Thinkers50 Radar, 2023; Co-Editor, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization

Strategy / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Company Culture / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Renowned Architect and Urban Planner; Visionary on the Future of City Living; Influential Theorist, Author, Educator on Social-Activist Architecture; Recipient of Israel’s 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture

Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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Globally-Recognized Futurist, Business Strategist, Scenario Planning Expert and Strategic Planning Executive

Futurists / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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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 Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Executive Education
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”

Supply Chain Management / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Navigating Uncertainty / TED Speakers
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Renowned Foreign Policy Expert, Leadership Advisor, Gender Equality Advocate and Entrepreneur Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving; CEO, New America; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, “Renewal”

Leadership / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Trust & Empathy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Future of Work / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners / Inspirational Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on How Technology Shapes Business, Political and Social Structures, Gender Roles, and Society; Senior Associate Dean of Business and Global Society, Harvard Business School; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Inspirational Speakers / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Internationally Renowned Strategy and Leadership Expert Whose Practical Frameworks Help Organizations Leverage Input From All Levels of Their Business To Create Successful Long-Term Strategies; Skilled Facilitator of Interactive Scenario Planning Workshops; Strategic Management Professor, Warwick Business School; Forbes Contributor; Bestselling Co-Author, “Open Strategy”

Leadership / Strategy / Generative AI / Company Culture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / International Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
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Globally Recognized Authority on U.S.-Russian Relations Who Advises Governments and the Private Sector on Challenges From Russia to Global Security in the Coming New Cold War; Former Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia; Award-winning Author, “The Limits of Partnership” and “Putin’s World”

Leadership / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Navigating Uncertainty / Energy & Renewables / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors

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

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Energy & Renewables
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Internationally Recognized Authority on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Expert Who Helps Leaders Understand the Impacts of Layoffs on Individuals and Organizations; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (July 2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

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

Foremost Authority on Leveraging Behavioral Economics Principles for Persuasion and Influence on Employees, Customers and Populations; Preeminent Legal Scholar and Winner of the Holberg Prize; New York Times Bestselling Co-Author, “Nudge”; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Noise”; Co-Author, “Look Again” (2024); Former Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Professor, Harvard Law School

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

Expert on Trends Driving AI, the Economics of Generative AI and the Future of Moore’s Law and Quantum Computing Helping Organizations Predict AI’s Future and How New Technology Fits Into Strategic Planning; Director, MIT Computer Science & A.I. Lab FutureTech Research Project; Principal Investigator, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Business Model Innovation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Quantum Computing / Futurists / Strategy / New To Stern
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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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Award-Winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Good Jobs Framework Improves Investor, Customer and Employee Lives; Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named One of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy” and “The Case for Good Jobs” (June 2023); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and Winner, 2023 Talent Award, Thinkers50

Strategy / Supply Chain Management / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Wellness & Well-Being / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Innovative Global Executive Who Helps Leaders Leverage Emerging Technology to Accelerate Organizational Growth; Business Strategy and Human Resources Expert; Chairman, Abercrombie & Fitch; Senior Advisor, Blackstone; Chairman and Co-Owner, Leyton Orient Football Club; Bestselling Author, “The Challenge Culture”

Company Culture / Strategy / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners

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

Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Wellness & Well-Being / Founders & Practitioners / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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Globally Recognized Authority on the Emotional and Social Impact of Technology, With a Focus on How Individuals and Organizations Can Improve Their Capacities for Empathy and Communication in a World Dominated By Screens; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Make Technology Work for Them; Researcher on the Emotional and Sociological Effect of Generative AI; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Chaired Professor, Sociology of Science and Technology, MIT; Author of Pathbreaking Books on the Human Side of Technology, Including “The Second Self” and “Life on the Screen,” The New York Times Bestseller “Reclaiming Conversation,” and The New York Times Editor’s Pick Best Book of the Year “The Empathy Diaries”

Trust & Empathy / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Wellness & Well-Being / Future of Work / Company Culture / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Communication Strategy / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Authority on Platform Business Models Helping Organizations Better Compete in the Digital Economy; Expert on Digital Transformation, IT Strategy and Leveraging Network Effects and Third-Party Users; Information Economist, Digital Scientist and Researcher; Co-Author of the International Bestseller, “Platform Revolution” (2016); Winner, 2019 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50; Herbert Simon Award Winner for Research With Impact; Professor of Information Economics, Boston University

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

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

Futurists / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / STEAM / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Metaverse / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Pioneering Health Care Reform Expert Helping Organizations Transform the Patient Experience and Focus on Measuring Outcomes; Champion of Value-Based Health Care Delivery; Former Technology CEO; Presidentially-Appointed Chair of Commission on Systemic Interoperability; Co-Founder, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology; Associate Professor & Managing Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business; Co-Creator of Experience Group Research Methodology

Health Care & Medicine / Business Model Innovation / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Executive Education

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; Host, PBS’s “A Brief History of the Future” (2024)

Futurists / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers