Our Speakers & Advisors

Business Ideas For Success in 21st Century

Anindya Ghose

Foremost Authority on the Mobile Economy; Digital Marketing & Big Data Expert; NYU Stern School of Business Professor; Author, “Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy”

Daniel Isenberg

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

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

Thomas A. Stewart & Patricia O’Connell

Authorities on Service Design, Strategy & Innovation; Customer Experience Experts; Authors of “Woo, Wow and Win: Service Design, Strategy and the Art of Customer Delight”

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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

Noam Wasserman

Noam Wasserman

Entrepreneurship Expert; Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of Founder Central at USC Marshall School of Business; Author, “The Founder’s Dilemmas”

New & Noteworthy

Rana el Kaliouby

Rana El Kaliouby

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

James E. Ryan

James E. Ryan

Bestselling Author of “Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions”; Dean of Harvard School of Education; Expert on Law and Education

Marco Bertini

Marco Bertini

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

Rosalind W. Picard

Rosalind W. Picard

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

Dr. Kenneth Pelletier

Kenneth Pelletier, MD

Expert on Integrative Medicine, Work Wellness, and Epigenetics; Author; Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health, University of Arizona School of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Authority on Storytelling and Building Characters; Directing Animator at Pixar; Animation and Story Instructor; Co-Founder of the Animation Collaborative

Amy Webb

Amy Webb

Futurist; Harvard Nieman Fellow; NYU Stern Futures Forecasting Professor; Bestselling Author of “The Signals Are Talking” and “Data, A Love Story”; Founder of the Future Today Institute

Terry Garcia

Leading Authority on Terrestrial, Underwater and Outer Space Exploration and Conservation; President of Exploration Ventures; Former Chief Science and Exploration Officer, National Geographic Society

Mark Roberge

Mark Roberge

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

Victor Cho

Victor Cho

CEO of Evite; Passionate Consumer Advocate; Expert in Online Product Reinvention; Silicon Valley Tech Expert

The Future of Healthcare

Leah Binder

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

Elizabeth Teisberg

Elizabeth Teisberg

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

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

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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 & Previously 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

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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”

Strategy Thinkers and Authorities

Alex Osterwalder

Alex Osterwalder

Business Model Innovator; Innovation & Entrepreneurship Expert; Inventor of Business Model Canvas; Founder of Strategyzer

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

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

Envisioning the Future

Bryant Walker Smith

Bryant Walker Smith

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

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Digital Visionary; Writer on Business and “Cool Tools”; Co-Founder and Senior Maverick, WIRED; Author NY Times best-seller of, “The Inevitable”

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

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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

Must-Read Authors

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Karen Dillon

Co-author of Best-sellers “How Will You Measure Your Life?” and “Competing Against Luck”; Former HBR Editor; Master Moderator

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”

Shaping the World Through Ideas

Moshe Safdie

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

Arun Sundararajan

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

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; Founder of RedRose Consulting; Chairman of CricHQ; Author of “64 Shots” and Creator of Groundbreaking Concept and Book: Lovemarks

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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Rachel Botsman

Global authority on a new era of trust; Author of “What’s Mine Is Yours” and “Who Can You Trust?” (Forthcoming, Penguin, 2017); Lecturer & Researcher, Oxford University.

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

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

David Duncan

Leading Thinker & Advisor on Innovation, Strategy & Transformation; Co-author with Clay Christensen, “Competing Against Luck”; Innosight Senior Partner

Taddy Hall

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

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”

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; Author of “Seizing the White Space” and “Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future”

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”

Ideas For A Better World

Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts

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

Caleb Harper

Pioneer in the Exploration & Development of the Future of Food; Innovator of Open-Source, Urban Agriculture; Founder & Director, OpenAG Initiative, MIT Media Lab

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

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

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;” Principal Consultant, Entangled Solutions

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; Chief Innovation Officer of Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University; Co-Author, “Hire Education”

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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

Lessons In Leadership

Zoë Chance

Expert on Persuasion & Decision-Making; Leverages Behavioral Economics to Help People & Business Do Better; Yale School of Management Professor

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

Sir Terry Leahy

Renowned Expert on Business Turnarounds; Authority on Management and Organizational Excellence; Chairman, B&M; Former Tesco CEO

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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”

Our Digital Lives

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

Clay Shirky

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

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

Sara Horowitz

Sara Horowitz

Freelance Economy Innovator, Future of Work Expert & Social Entrepreneur; Founder of Working Today and Freelancers Union; Attorney & Workers’ Rights Leader

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

Thomas Malone

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

Technology Visionaries

Guy Hoffman

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

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

Jjeremy Bailenson

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

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