Our Speakers & Advisors

Shaping the World Through Ideas


Hal Gregersen

Global Authority on Building Innovative Leaders and Companies; Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA”


Kevin Roberts

Authority on Brands and the Future of Marketing; Executive Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi; Creator of Groundbreaking Concept and Book: Lovemarks


Peter Attia, MD

Leading Health Expert Focused on Applied Science of Longevity & Performance; Former President, Nutrition Science Initiative; Former Surgeon and McKinsey Consultant


Bent Flyvbjerg

Foremost Authority on Megaprojects; Strategy and Planning Expert; Author of “Megaprojects and Risk”; Professor, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

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Adi Ignatius

Harvard Business Review Editor-in-Chief; Renowned Journalist; Insightful Expert on New Ideas in Business and Management; Master Moderator

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Rachel Botsman

Global Authority on the Collaborative Economy; Author of “What’s Mine Is Yours”; Visiting Lecturer, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Envisioning the Future

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Digital Visionary; Writer on Business and “Cool Tools”; Co-Founder and Senior Maverick, WIRED; Author of Forthcoming Book, “The Inevitable”

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Peter Schwartz

Global Futurist and Business Strategist; Salesforce.com Executive Focused on Strategic Planning; Scenario Planning Expert

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Stewart Brand

Futurist, Technology Visionary and Pioneering Environmentalist; Former Editor, Whole Earth Catalog; President, The Long Now Foundation


Eamonn Kelly

Futurist and Change Agent; Expert on Emerging Economic, Social and Geopolitical Order and the Impact on Organizations; Deloitte Consulting Director

Strategy Thinkers and Authorities


Pankaj Ghemawat

Leading Economist and Globalization Guru; Expert on Competitive Business Strategy; Author of “World 3.0”; Professor, Stern School of Business and IESE Business School


Michael Raynor

Expert on Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Performance; Author of “The Three Rules” and “The Innovator’s Solution” with Clay Christensen; Director, Deloitte Services LP

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Nathan Furr

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Change Expert; Co-Author of “The Innovator’s Method”; Professor, INSEAD

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Michael E. Porter

Foremost Authority on Strategy, Competition and Competitive Advantage; Creator of Shared Value Concept; Harvard Business School Professor

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Robert S. Kaplan

Creator of the Revolutionary Balanced Scorecard; Foremost Authority on Performance Management and Strategy Execution in Business and Health Care

Fueling Innovation


Gary Pisano

Innovation and Competitive Strategy Expert; Harvard Business School Professor; Author of “Producing Prosperity” and “Science Business”


Bran Ferren

Expert on Leveraging Curiosity & Creativity for Innovation; Designer, Technologist, Inventor; Co-Founder of Applied Minds; Former Disney Imagineering Executive


Larry Keeley

Innovation Strategy and Effectiveness Guru; Influential Designer; Co-Founder and President, Doblin; Author of “Ten Types of Innovation”

Rory McDonald

Rory McDonald

Harvard Business School Professor; Disruptive Innovation Expert; Authority on Competition and Innovation in Technology-Enabled Markets

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Business Model Innovation Expert; Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Innosight; “Seizing the White Space” Author


Matthew Christensen

Disruptive Innovation Expert; Founder, with Clayton Christensen, of Rose Park Advisors

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Clay Christensen

Foremost Authority on Innovation and Father of Disruptive Innovation Theory; Author of Revolutionary Book “The Innovator’s Dilemma”

Technology Visionaries

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Jeremy Bailenson

Virtual Reality Expert and Authority on Its Impact on Business and Society; Cognitive Psychologist; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Technology Guru & Digital Futurist; Renowned Cybersecurity Expert; Harvard Professor of International Law, Policy & Computer Science; Master Moderator


Clay Shirky

Expert on New Technology and Social Media, and How They Shape Culture; Professor and Distinguished Writer in Residence, NYU


Horace Dediu

Foremost Mobile Industry Analyst and Visionary on Digital Business Disruption; Founder and Author of Market Intelligence Site Asymco.com


Jason Pontin

Innovation Expert; Renowned Journalist; Influential Editor and Publisher of MIT Technology Review


Kate Darling

Leading Expert in Robot Ethics, Focusing on Intersection of Technology and Society; Researcher, MIT Media Lab; Fellow, Harvard Berkman Center

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Nicholas Negroponte

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

Business Ideas For Success in 21st Century


David Bell

Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Guru; Authority on Retailing and Shopping Behavior; “Location Is (Still) Everything” Author; Wharton Professor & Online Education Innovator (Coursera.org, EdX.org)


Jeff Dyer

Innovation and Culture Expert; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA” and “The Innovator’s Method”; Executive MBA Professor, Wharton School; Professor of Strategy, BYU


Len Schlesinger

Entrepreneurship Expert and Services Industry Authority; Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Former President, Babson College; Former COO, Limited Brands and Au Bon Pain

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Bhaskar Chakravorti

Renowned Author and Expert on Global Innovation and Opportunities in Emerging Markets, Adversity and Crises


Chris Meyer

Futurist, Innovator and Business Builder; Expert on the Future of the Global Economy; Innovation Advisory Firm CEO

Noam Wasserman

Noam Wasserman

Entrepreneurship Expert; Associate Professor, Harvard Business School; Author, “The Founder’s Dilemmas”

Lessons In Leadership

Stewart Friedman

Stew Friedman

World’s Leading Work/Life Integration Expert; Influential Innovator in Leadership Development; Renowned Wharton Professor; Best-selling Author, “Total Leadership” & “Leading the Life You Want”


Ronald Heifetz, MD

Foremost Authority on Leadership & Organizational Adaptability; Founder, Center for Public Leadership; Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Founder, Cambridge Leadership Associates


Nancy Koehn

Noted Historian; Premier Authority on Leadership in Turbulent Times; Expert on Social and Economic Impact of Entrepreneurship; Harvard Business School Professor

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Sir Terry Leahy

Renowned Expert on Business Turnarounds; Authority on Management and Organizational Excellence; Former Tesco CEO


Richard Hytner

Authority on Leadership in Business, Sports, Entertainment and Politics; Deputy Chairman Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi; Author, “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows”

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Noel Tichy

Transformational Leadership and Judgment Guru; Professor, University of Michigan; Former Head of Executive Education and Managing Director at GE – Crotonville


Gautam Mukunda

Authority on Leadership; Professor of Business Administration, Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School; Author of “Indispensable”

The Future of Healthcare


Elizabeth Teisberg

Health Care and Service Delivery Expert; Dartmouth School of Medicine Professor; Harvard Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace

Authority on Value-Based Care Delivery and Leading Health Care IT Expert; Distinguished Fellow, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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Ann Christensen

Disruptive Innovation Expert; President, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation


Jason Hwang, MD

Authority on Health Care Innovation; Co-Founder & CMO of Telehealth Startup Lemonaid Health; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s Prescription”


Lyle Berkowitz, MD

Health Care Change Agent; Physician; Informatics Expert and Entrepreneur; Associate Chief Medical Officer of Innovation, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chris Trimble

Chris Trimble

Health Care Innovation Expert; Author of “How Physicians Can Fix Health Care”; Adjunct Professor, Dartmouth College

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Robert Wachter, MD

Global Leader in Healthcare Safety, Quality, Policy, IT; Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Author, “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age”

Must-Read Authors

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Robert Tercek

Business Futurist and Digital Media Pioneer; Former President of Digital Media, Oprah Winfrey Network; Adjunct Professor and Lecturer, University of Southern California

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Karen Dillon

Co-author of Current Best-seller “How Will You Measure Your Life?” and Forthcoming Landmark Book “Competing Against Luck”; Former HBR Editor

Michael A. Wheeler

Michael Wheeler

Leading Authority on Negotiation Theory and Practice; Author of Ground-Breaking Book “Art of Negotiation”; Harvard Business School Professor

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Distinguished Expert on Strategy, Innovation and Leadership for Corporate Change; Social Scientist and Harvard Business School Professor; Best-Selling Author, “MOVE” and “SuperCorp”

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle

Best-Selling Author of “Reclaiming Conversation™”; Expert on Technology and Its Role in Transforming Relationships in a Digital Society; Sociologist and MIT Professor

Transforming Work - And The Workplace


Tammy Erickson

Adjunct Professor, Organisational Behaviour at the London Business School; Award-Winning Author and Expert on the Changing Workforce, Generations at Work, and Organizational Collaboration


Thomas Malone

Renowned Organizational Visionary; Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Founding Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

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Thomas Stewart

Middle Market Expert; Authority on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management; Best-Selling Author; Strategy + Business and HBR Former Editor

Ideas For A Better World

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson

Foremost Authority on Sustainable Business, Technology and Innovation; Harvard Business School Professor


Mark Kramer

Co-Creator, Shared Value Concept with Michael Porter; Authority on Strategy and Leadership for Social Impact; Senior Fellow, CSR Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School


Maya Adam, MD

Expert on Child Nutrition; Lecturer at Stanford School of Medicine and the Program in Human Biology; Innovator in Online Learning


Dov Seidman

Expert on Values-Based Leadership; Author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything… in Business (and in Life)”


Daniel Isenberg

Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson Executive and Enterprise Education; Author of “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid”; Former Entrepreneur and Harvard Business School Professor

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Larry Brilliant

Pioneering Physician and Leading Public Health Expert; Global Philanthropist; Senior Advisor, Skoll Global Threats Fund

New & Noteworthy


Efosa Ojomo

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity through Disruptive Innovation; Research Fellow, Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School; Founder & President, Poverty Stops Here


Arun Sundararajan

Global Authority on the Sharing Economy and Crowd-Based Capitalism; Economist and NYU Stern Professor; Author of “The Sharing Economy”

Leah Binder

Leah Binder

Expert on Health Care Transparency & the Business of Health Care; President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group; Architect of Hospital Safety Score

Gabor George Burt

Gabor George Burt

Global Authority on Re-Imagining Boundaries; Pioneer on Innovation & Linking Creativity with Strategy; Blue Ocean Strategy Expert; Author of “Slingshot”

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Taddy Hall

Global Authority on Innovation, Marketing & Growth Strategy; Principal at The Cambridge Group & The Nielsen Company Executive; Co-Author with Clay Christensen, “Competing Against Luck”

Jeffrey Schnapp

Jeffrey Schnapp

Cultural Historian & Expert on Future of Innovation and Technology; Autonomous Vehicles Authority & CEO, Piaggio Fast Forward; Catalyzing Force in Digital Humanities; Harvard Professor

Bryant Walker Smith

Bryant Walker Smith

Expert on Legal Aspects of Emerging Technologies; Leading Authority on the Law of Self-Driving Vehicles; University of South Carolina Law Professor

Learning in the 21st Century

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Howard Gardner

Renowned Developmental & Cognitive Psychologist; Father of Multiple Intelligences Theory; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Michael Horn

Authority on the Future of Education and Blended Learning Expert; Co-Founder and Distinguished Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Author of “Disrupting Class” and “Blended”


Heather Staker

Thought Leader on Blended Learning and Author of “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”; President of Ready to Blend; Adjunct Researcher, Clayton Christensen Institute

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Michelle R. Weise

Expert on Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education; Executive Director of Sandbox Collaborative, SNHU; Co-Author, “Hire Education”

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Julia Freeland Fisher

Expert on the Future of Education, Focused on Personalized, Competency-Based & Blending Learning; Director of Research, Clayton Christensen Institute

Our Digital Lives

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

Authoritative Voice on the Digital Revolution and Its Impact on Business and Culture; Entrepreneur, Agitator and Author of “The Internet Is Not the Answer”

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Ethan Zuckerman

Acclaimed Digital Media Expert; Author; Director, MIT Center for Civic Media; Co-Founder, Global Voices


Peter Hirshberg

Pioneering Entrepreneur and Marketing Innovator; Definitive Voice on Disruptive Technology and Culture; Silicon Valley Executive