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

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

Brand, Stewart

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

Brilliant, Larry

Pioneering Physician & Leading Public Health Expert; Global Philanthropist; Senior Advisor, 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 & Marketing Innovator; Definitive Voice on Disruptive Technology and Culture; Silicon Valley Executive

Horn, Michael

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"

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

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


Kanter, Rosabeth Moss

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

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

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; Expert on Emerging Economic, Social and Geopolitical Order & the Impact on Organizations; Deloitte Consulting CMO

Kelly, Kevin

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

Koehn, Nancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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