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", Visiting Lecturer, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

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


Chakravorti, Bhaskar

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

Christensen, Ann

Disruptive Innovation Expert; President, 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”


Darling, Kate

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

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

Flyvbjerg, Bent

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

Frei, Frances

Leading Authority in Organizational Excellence & Service Management; Author of Best-Selling “Uncommon Service”; Professor, Harvard Business School

Furr, Nathan

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


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"; President of Ready to Blend; Adjunct Researcher, Clayton Christensen Institute

Stewart, Thomas

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


Teisberg, Elizabeth

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

Tercek, Robert

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

Tichy, Noel

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

Trimble, Chris

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

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; 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”

Walker, Russell

Authority on Risk Management and Business Analytics; Global Strategy Expert; Professor, Kellogg School of Management; Author, “From Big Data to Big Profits”

Wallace, Scott

Authority on Value-Based Care Delivery and Leading Health Care IT Expert; Distinguished Fellow, 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 Sandbox Collaborative, 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