Our Speakers


Adam, MD, Maya

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

Allworth, James

Co-Author of Best-Seller “How Will You Measure Your Life?” with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen

Attia, MD, Peter

Leader in Fight Against Diabetes and Obesity; Co-Founder, Nutrition Science Initiative; Former Surgeon and McKinsey Consultant


Bailenson, Jeremy

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

Bell, David

Marketing Guru and E-Commerce Expert; Author, “Location Is (Still) Everything”; Authority on Consumer Shopping Behavior; Wharton Professor

Berkowitz, M.D., Lyle

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

Botsman, Rachel

Global Authority on the Collaborative Economy; Author of "What's Mine Is Yours"

Bradt, George

Executive Onboarding & Transition Acceleration Expert; Author of "New Leader’s 100 Day Action Plan" and "First Time Leader"

Brand, Stewart

Author, Futurist, Activist, and Visionary

Brilliant, Larry

Pioneering Physician and Philanthropist; President, Skoll Global Threats Fund


Capelin, Lauren

Leading Expert on Development of the Global Collaboration Consumption Community and Emerging Trends in the Start-up Space

Chakravorti, Bhaskar

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

Christensen, Ann

Disruptive Innovation Expert and President of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Christensen, Clay

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

Christensen, Matthew

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

Cramer, Aron

Authority on Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategy; CEO, BSR; Co-Author, “Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World”


Dediu, Horace

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

Dillon, Karen

Co-author of Current Best-seller “How Will You Measure Your Life?” and Former Harvard Business Review Editor

Dyer, Jeff

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


Erickson, Tammy

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


Ferren, Bran

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

Frei, Frances

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Service Management, Harvard Business School; Author of Best-Seller "Uncommon Service"

Furr, Nathan

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


Gardner, Howard

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

Ghemawat, Pankaj

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

Gregersen, Hal

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


Heifetz, MD, Ronald

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

Henderson, Rebecca

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

Hirshberg, Peter

Pioneering Entrepreneur and Voice on Disruptive Culture and Technology

Horn, Michael

Authority on the Future of Education and Blended Learning Expert; Executive Director, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Author of "Disrupting Class" and "Blended"

Hwang, MD, Jason

Authority on Innovative Health Care Reform and Co-Author of “The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care”

Hytner, Richard

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


Ignatius, Adi

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

Isenberg, Daniel

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


Johnson, Mark

Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Innosight; Author of “Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal”


Kanter, Rosabeth Moss

Distinguished Expert on Strategy, Innovation and Leadership for Corporate Change; Harvard Business School Professor; Author of "Confidence" & "SuperCorp"

Kaplan, Robert S.

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

Keeley, Larry

Leading Innovation and Strategy Expert; Author of "Ten Types of Innovation"; President, Doblin Inc.

Keen, Andrew

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

Kelly, Eamonn

Futurist, Change Agent, and Strategic Thought Partner

Kelly, Kevin

Technology Visionary; Author; Founding Executive Editor, WIRED

Koehn, Nancy

Harvard Historian and Brand Expert

Kramer, Mark

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


Langer, Ellen

Mother of Mindfulness Theory; Social Psychologist; Authority on Leading and Living Boldly; Harvard University Professor

Leahy, Sir Terry

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

Lessig, Lawrence

Leading Figure in Fight to Restore Integrity to America’s Institutions; Authority on Internet Law and Intellectual Property; Harvard Law School Professor


Malone, Thomas

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

McDonald, Rory

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

Meyer, Chris

Innovator; Business Builder; Author on the Future of the Global Economy

Mukunda, Gautam

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


Negroponte, Nicholas

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


Pisano, Gary

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

Pontin, Jason

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

Porter, Michael E.

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


Raynor, Michael

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

Roberts, Kevin

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

Rosen, Bob

Expert on Leadership and Organizational Performance; Founder and CEO, Healthy Companies; Author of New York Times Best-seller “Grounded”


Schlesinger, Len

Entrepreneurship Expert and Services Industry Authority; Former President, Babson College; Former COO, Limited Brands and Au Bon Pain

Schwartz, Peter

World-Renowned Futurist and Strategist

Seidman, Dov

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

Shirky, Clay

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

Staker, Heather

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


Teisberg, Elizabeth

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

Tichy, Noel

Transformational Leadership and Judgment Guru, Professor University of Michigan, formerly Head of Executive Education at Managing Director at GE - Crotonville

Turkle, Sherry

Acclaimed Author and Expert on Technology and Its Role in Transforming Relationships in a Digital Society; Sociologist and Professor, MIT


Wachter, MD, Robert

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

Wallace, Scott

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

Wasserman, Noam

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

Weise, Michelle R.

Expert on Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education; Executive Director of the Innovation Lab, SNHU; Co-author, “Hire Education”

Wheeler, Michael

Leading Authority on Negotiation Theory and Practice; Author of Ground-breaking Book "Art of Negotiation"; Harvard Business School Professor


Zittrain, Jonathan

Renowned Authority on Future of the Internet; Harvard Computer Science & Law Professor; Co-Founder & Chairman, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Zuckerman, Ethan

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