Our Speakers & Advisors

Business Ideas For Success in 21st Century

Marco Bertini

Marco Bertini

Monetization & Revenue Strategy Expert; Authority on Psychology of Pricing & How It’s Used to Create and Grow Value; Professor of Marketing, ESADE

Mark Roberge

Mark Roberge

Startup Sales Expert; Founding CRO, HubSpot; Author, “The Sales Acceleration Formula”; Professor, Harvard Business School; Angel Investor, Active Startup Board Member

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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

David Bell

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

Daniel Isenberg

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

Strategy Thinkers and Authorities

Roger Martin

Foremost Authority on Business Strategy and Management, Currently #1 Ranked Management Thinker in World; Author, “Creating Great Choices” (2017); Director, The Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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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

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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”

Michael E. Porter

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

Fueling Innovation

Bob Moesta

Co-Architect of Jobs To Be Done Theory; Lean Innovation Expert Focused on Creation, Development & Launching of New Products & Services; President, ReWired Group

Taddy Hall

Global Authority on Innovation, Marketing & Growth Strategy; Senior Partner, Lippincott; Co-Author with Clay Christensen, “Competing Against Luck”

Gary Pisano

Foremost Authority on Growth & Innovation Strategy for Large Firms & Startups; Expert on Commercializing Science, Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness; Professor, Harvard Business School; Author of Forthcoming “Creative Construction” (PublicAffairs, 2019)

Rory McDonald

Rory McDonald

Expert on Disruptive Innovation and Technological Change; Authority on Developing Proactive Investment Strategies for Long-Term Growth; Professor, Harvard Business School

Larry Keeley

Authority on Integrating Firms into Dynamic Business Ecosystems; Innovation Strategy and Effectiveness Expert; Influential Designer; Co-Founder and President, Doblin; Author, “Ten Types of Innovation”

Jeff Dyer

Expert on Designing Innovative Business Models, Corporate Cultures and Leadership Styles; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA,” “The Innovator’s Method” and Forthcoming “Innovation Capital” (2019); Executive MBA Professor, Wharton School; Professor of Strategy, Brigham Young University

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”; Co-Author of the Forthcoming “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019)

Technology Visionaries

Ayanna Howard

Renowned Educator, Researcher and Innovator in the Cutting-Edge Fields of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Developer of Robotic Technology for Pediatric Health Care; Founder & CTO, Zyrobotics; Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity and Performance; Best-selling Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd”; Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Pattie Maes

Pioneering Authority on Human-Computer Interaction, AI and Human Augmentation; Entrepreneur; Director, MIT Program in Media Arts and Sciences; Professor, MIT

Hugh Herr

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

Rosalind W. Picard

Affective Computing Authority and Expert on Emotional Machines Impact on Marketing and Medicine; MIT Media Lab’s Affective Computing Research Group Director; Co-Founder, Affectiva & Empatica

Guy Hoffman

Renowned Robotics Expert, Focused on Human-Robot Interaction; AI Researcher & Innovator; Mechanical Engineering Professor, Cornell University; Co-Director, IDC Media Innovation Lab

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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

Horace Dediu

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

Agriculture & Life Sciences

Isha Datar

Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (fka Muufri) and Clara Foods

Caleb Harper

Digital Farming Pioneer; Leading Authority on Using Technology and Democratization to Solve Global Food Crises; Founder & Director, OpenAG Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Lessons In Leadership

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Noel Tichy

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

Gautam Mukunda

Authority on Leadership; Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, “Indispensable”

Sir Terry Leahy

Renowned Expert on Business Turnarounds; Authority on Management and Organizational Excellence; Senior Advisor, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Chairman, B&M; Former CEO, Tesco

Learning in the 21st Century

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; Best-selling, Award-Winning Co-Author, “Disrupting Class”, “Blended” & the Forthcoming ” Choosing College” (2019); Principal Consultant, Entangled Solutions

Envisioning the Future

Amy Webb

Amy Webb

Leading Authority on Forecasting & Strategy for Business and Society; Founder, Future Today Institute; NYU Stern Professor, Strategic Foresight; Futures Forecasting; Best-selling Author, “The Signals Are Talking”

Peter Schwartz

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

Kevin Kelly

Digital Visionary; New York Times Best-Selling Author, “The Inevitable”; Writer on Business and “Cool Tools”; Co-Founder and Senior Maverick, WIRED

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Robert Tercek

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

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Stewart Brand

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

Trust in the Digital Age

Jeff Hancock

Jeff Hancock

Authority on Social Media Behavior & Psychology of Online Interaction; Expert on Technology’s Role in Deception and Trust; Founder, Stanford University Social Media Lab

Creative Thinking

Beth Altringer

Unrivaled Authority on Design Thinking; Expert on Combining Design, Behavioral Science and Innovation to Create Better Products; Harvard University Professor and Desirability Lab Founder

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Master Storyteller & Champion for Creative Company Cultures; Award-winning Animator and Film Director; Co-Founder, The Animation Collaborative

Moshe Safdie

Renowned Architect & Urban Planner; Visionary on the Future of City Living; Influential Theorist, Author, Educator on Social-Activist Architecture

TED Speakers

Andrew Hessel

Futurist and Trailblazer in Biological Technologies; Co-founder, Genome Project-write; Founder, Humane Genomics Inc.

Neha Narula

Foremost Expert on Digital Currencies and Blockchains; Financial Democratization Enthusiast; Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab

Ed Boyden

Leading Neuroengineer Focused on Mapping the Brain to Cure Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders; Professor, MIT Media Lab and MIT McGovern Institute; Strategic Innovation Thinker & Expert on Leading Teams Where There Are No Rules

Rana el Kaliouby

Rana El Kaliouby

Pioneer of Artificial Emotional Intelligence; Technology Evangelist, Inventor & Research Scientist; Co-Founder & CEO, Affectiva

Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts

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

Zoë Chance

Expert on Persuasion & Decision-Making; Leverages Behavioral Economics to Help People & Business Do Better; Yale School of Management Professor; Author of the Upcoming Book on Gaining Influence Within Organizations, “Influence for Nice People: A New Science of Getting Your Way”

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; Professor, Harvard

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Ethan Zuckerman

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

Michael Raynor

Foremost Authority on How Companies Capture and Create Value; Expert on Breaking Constraints Through Innovation; Author, “The Three Rules” and “The Innovator’s Solution” with Clayton Christensen; Director, Deloitte Services LP

New to Stern

Michael Green

Leading Economist; CEO, Social Progress Imperative; Former Senior Official in the U.K. Government’s Department for International Development

Dan Barasch

Leading Expert on Design and Innovation for the Future of Cities; Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Lowline

Ben Waber

President and CEO of Humanyze; Visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab; Former Researcher, Harvard Business School

Katherine Gehl

Champion of Systemic Political Change; Former Special Assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley; Chairman, Gehl Foods

M. Ehsan Hoque

Renowned Computer Scientist and Leading Authority on AI-Driven Skills Training, Accessibility and Health; Expert in Human-Machine Symbiosis, Ethics and Future of Work; Professor, University of Rochester

Joi Ito

Foremost Authority on Designing Innovative Technologies to Transform Business and Society; Advocate of Emergent Democracy, Privacy and Internet Freedom; Co-Author, “Whiplash;” Director and Professor, MIT Media Lab

David Blake

World’s Foremost Expert on the Future of Credentials, Skills, and the Future of Work; Leading Authority on Future-Proofing Companies and Their Employees; Co-Founder & Executive Director, Degreed; Co-Author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Kelly Palmer

Cutting-Edge Thought Leader on the Future of Learning, Career Development and Competitiveness in the New Economy; Chief Learning Officer, Degreed; Co-Author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Henry Timms

Leading Expert on Building Movements and Transforming Organizations; Co-Author, “New Power” – shortlisted for the 2018 FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year; President and CEO, 92nd Street Y; Co-founder #GivingTuesday; Visiting Fellow, Stanford University

Jeremy Heimans

World-Renowned Expert on Building Social Movements; Pioneer of Purpose-driven Marketing and Business Models; Lifelong Activist; Co-Founder & CEO, Purpose; Co-Author, “New Power” – shortlisted for the 2018 FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year

Amy Wilkinson

Leading Business Innovation Guru and Entrepreneurial Leadership Expert; Author, “The Creator’s Code;” Founder & CEO, Ingenuity; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Gil Weinberg

Leading Pioneer in Creative AI; Authority on Robotics and Music Technology; Bionics Expert Focused on Improving Human Capabilities and Creativity; Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mary Lou Jepsen

Acclaimed Futurist, Inventor, Entrepreneur & Technology Thought Leader; Pioneer in Medical Imaging and Telepathic Technology; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Founder, Openwater

Betsy Cooper

Expert on the Intersection of Security and Technology; Analyst of High Tech Threats and Organizations’ Preparedness; Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Director, Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology Program

Must-Read Authors

Nigel Travis

Global Executive and Transformational Leader in the Food Retail Industry; Business Strategy and Growth Expert; Author, Forthcoming “The Challenge Culture;” Executive Chairman, Dunkin’ Brands

Mariana Mazzucato

Global Expert on Economic and Innovation Policy; Esteemed Public Sector Consultant Focused on Developing Government-led, Mission-oriented Investments; Professor, University College London; Author, “The Entrepreneurial State” (2013) and “The Value of Everything” (September 2018); Recipient of the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought

Mihir Desai

Renowned International Finance and Tax Policy Expert; Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Law Professor, Harvard Law School; Author, “The Wisdom of Finance”

Stewart Friedman

Stew Friedman

World’s Top Expert on Leadership & Performance in All Parts of Life; Influential Innovator in Leadership Education; Award-Winning Wharton Professor; Former Senior Executive at Ford Motor; Best-selling Author, “Total Leadership” & “Leading the Life You Want”

Julia Freeland Fisher

Expert on the Future of Education, Focused on Building Students’ Social Capital, Competency-Based Education and Blending Learning; Director, Education at Clayton Christensen Institute; Author, “Who You Know” (August, 2018)

Michael A. Wheeler

Michael Wheeler

Leading Authority on Negotiation Theory and Practice; Master of Establishing and Building Trust and Conflict Resolution; Author, Ground-Breaking Book “Art of Negotiation”; Professor, Harvard Business School

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle

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

Jjeremy Bailenson

Jeremy Bailenson

Virtual Reality Pioneer and Authority on Its Impact on Business and Society; Cognitive Psychologist; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University; Author, “Experience on Demand” (Norton, 2018)

Thomas A. Stewart & Patricia O’Connell

Authorities on Innovation in Customer Experience; Experts on Connecting Strategy, Value Proposition, and Customer Experience; Pioneers in Measuring and Assessing Customer Satisfaction; Best-selling Authors of “Woo, Wow and Win: Service Design, Strategy and the Art of Customer Delight” (2016)

Hal Gregersen

Global Authority on Working with Leaders to Build Innovative Companies; Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA”; Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (Harper Collins, November 2018)

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Karen Dillon

Acclaimed Writer; Co-author with Clay Christensen of Best-sellers “How Will You Measure Your Life?”, “Competing Against Luck” and the Forthcoming “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Former HBR Editor; Master Moderator

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Leading Expert on Reinventing Business Models and Pursuing Sustainable Innovation; Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Innosight; Author, “Reinvent Your Business Model” (2018) and “Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future”

Nathan Furr

Digital Transformation and Innovation Guru; Leadership and Entrepreneurship Expert; Co-Author, “Leading Transformation” (2018) and “Innovation Capital” (2019); Professor, INSEAD

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Rachel Botsman

Global Authority on a New Era of Trust; Best-selling Author, “Who Can You Trust?” (Hachette, November 2017); Visiting Lecturer & Researcher, Oxford University

The Future of Healthcare

Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace

Champion of Value-Based Health Care Delivery; Professor & Managing Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; Co-Creator of Experience Group Methodology

Jason Hwang, MD

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

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Robert Wachter, MD

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

Elizabeth Teisberg

Elizabeth Teisberg

Health Care Transformation Visionary & Pioneer in Value-Based Care Delivery; Dell Medical School Professor; Harvard Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

Lyle Berkowitz, MD

Digital Health Innovator and Virtual Care Pioneer; Practicing Physician at the Forefront of High Tech, Telehealth; Chief Medical Officer, MDLIVE

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Ann Christensen

Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation in Business, Health Care, Education, and Economic Development; President, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Ideas For A Better World

Efosa Ojomo

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity through Disruptive Innovation; Co-Author with Clay Christensen, the Forthcoming “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Founder & President, Poverty Stops Here

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

Rebecca Henderson

Foremost Authority on Sustainable Business, Technology and Innovation; Author, “Reimagining Capitalism” (Hachette, 2019); Professor, Harvard Business School

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Larry Brilliant

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

The Future of Work

Iyad Rahwan

Renowned Computer Scientist and Developer of AI Technology; Expert on the Ethics and Impact of AI and Social Media on Society, Government and Future of Work; Professor, MIT Media Lab

Arun Sundararajan

Global Authority on How Artificial Intelligence, Platforms and Digital Trust Will Revolutionize Business Practices, Government, Employment and Public Policy; Best-Selling Author, “The Sharing Economy”; Economist and Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Leading Expert in the Governance of Future Technology, Including Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity; Healthy Blockchain Skeptic; Master Moderator; Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

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Michelle R. Weise

Leading Authority on the Future of the Workforce and Innovative Employment Pathways; Expert on How Disruptive Innovation is Transforming Higher Education; Senior VP, Strada Education Network; Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Institute for the Future of Work; Co-Author with Clayton Christensen, “Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution”

Jason Pontin

Leading Expert on the Future of Technology and Innovation; Senior Partner, Flagship Pioneering; Renowned Journalist, Speaker and Moderator

Thomas Malone

Renowned Expert on the Future of Work and Organizational Visionary; Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Author, “Superminds” (May 2018); Founding Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Tammy Erickson

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