Our Speakers & Advisors

Rawi Abdelal

Foremost Authority on How Globalization and Geopolitics Shape Contemporary Business; Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

Henny Admoni

Leading Authority on Human-robot Interaction; Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Christina Åkerman, MD

World-Renowned Physician and Expert on Value-Based Health Care; Leading Authority on Creating Common Global Standards for Measuring Patient Outcomes; Senior Institute Associate, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School; Former President, ICHOM

Beth Altringer

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

Tommy Amaker

Transformational Educator and Coach Focused on Integrating Social Justice, Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion Strategies into Teams and Organizations; Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Basketball; Former Head Coach, University of Michigan and Seton Hall University

Bharat Anand

Leading Expert on Digital Strategy, Media and Entertainment Strategy, Corporate Strategy and Organizational Change; Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University; Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School Online; Author, “The Content Trap” (2016)

Sinan Aral

Global Authority on Business Analytics and How Information Spreads Through Social Networks; Award-winning Researcher; Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy and Social Analytics Lab; Author, “The Hype Machine” (2020)

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Jeremy Bailenson

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

William Barnett

Visionary Authority on Strategy, Leadership and Competition; Author, “The Red Queen;” Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Matt Beane

Leading Expert on the Future of Work Involving Intelligent Machines, Specializing in Robotics; Former Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer, Humatics; Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Digital Fellow, MIT’s Institute for the Digital Economy

David Bell

Expert on Digital Transformation and its Impact on Consumer Behavior; Architect of Actionable Frameworks for Adapting to the Digital Revolution; Best-Selling Author, “Location Is (Still) Everything”; Former Wharton Professor & Online Education Innovator (Coursera.org, EdX.org); Co-Founder, Idea Farm Ventures

Lyle Berkowitz, MD

Health Care Futurist, Telehealth Pioneer and Primary Care Physician at the Forefront of Automating and Virtualizing Care; Leading Authority on Designing and Executing Innovative Tech-Based Care Redesign; CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting

Marco Bertini

Marco Bertini

Foremost Authority on Strategies that Build and Sustain Revenue; Leading Expert on Creating and Sharing Value with Customers; Co-Author, “The Ends Game: How Smart Companies Stop Selling Products and Start Delivering Value” (MIT Press, September 2020); Professor of Marketing, Esade

Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts

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

David Blake

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

Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, MD

Changemaker and Trailblazer in Leadership and Medicine; Former CEO and Director, Defense Health Agency; Retired Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy; Director, COVID-19 Health System Response Management, Washington State; Chief Health Officer, Viking

Ed Boyden

Pioneering Bioscientist and Innovator; Expert on Leading Teams Where Few Rules or Precedents Exist; Neuroengineer Focused on Mapping the Brain to Cure Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders; Professor, MIT Media Lab and MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research

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Stewart Brand

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

Larry Brilliant, MD

Pioneering Physician, Epidemiologist and Leading Public Health Expert; Highly Sought-After Strategy Consultant on Global Pandemics; Global Philanthropist and Senior Advisor, Skoll Foundation; Founder and CEO of Pandefense Advisory

Tim Brown

Leading Voice for Design Thinking to Innovate and Solve Problems; Expert on Creative Competitiveness and Design Collectivism; Global Solutions Activist; Executive Chair of IDEO

Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity and Performance; New York Times Best-selling Co-Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd”; Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab at the Institute for Human-Centered AI

Peter Cappelli

Leading Authority on the Future of Work in the Age of AI; Top 50 Influencer on Aging; Expert on Human Resource Management, Public Policy Related to Employment, and Talent and Performance Management; Professor, The Wharton School

Nicholas Carr

Acclaimed Writer on Digital Technologies and Their Impact on Society; New York Times Best-selling Author, “The Shallows” (Pulitzer Prize Finalist); Visiting Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Moran Cerf

Leading Neuroscientist and Expert on Hacking the Human Brain to Make Better Decisions; Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Zoë Chance

Expert on Persuasion and Decision-Making; Leverages Behavioral Economics to Help People & Business Do Better; Professor, Yale School of Management; Author, “Influence for Nice People” (2021)

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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

Matthew Christensen

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

Courtney D. Cogburn

Pioneer in Using Virtual Reality to Expose the Devastating Impact of Racism on Individuals, Organizations and Society; Expert on Understanding How Racism in the Media Affects Human Health; Transdisciplinary Scholar; Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Isha Datar

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

Tom Davenport

Pioneer of the Concept of “Competing on Analytics;” Leading Expert on Using Artificial Technologies in Business; Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College; Co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics; Fellow of the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy; Senior Advisor, Deloitte Analytics

Bart De Langhe

Leading Behavioral Economist with Alternative Models for Building Customer Loyalty; Data Scientist at the Intersection of AI and Human Decision Making; Marketing Thought Leader Helping Companies Optimize Data to Drive Growth; Professor, ESADE

Horace Dediu

Leading Global Authority on Micromobility; Expert on the Future of Mobility and Smart Transportation; World-Renowned Mobile Industry Analyst and Visionary on Digital Business Disruption; Founder and Author, Market Intelligence Site Asymco.com

Mihir Desai

Renowned International Finance and Tax Policy Expert; Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Law Professor, Harvard Law School; Author, “How Finance Works” (2019)

Karen Dillon

Authority on Leadership, Innovation and Problem-solving; Co-author with the late Clayton Christensen of Bestsellers “How Will You Measure Your Life?,” “Competing Against Luck” and the “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Former Harvard Business Review Editor; Master Moderator

Jeff Dyer

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

Amy Edmondson

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Best-selling Author, “The Fearless Organization” (2018); Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Ariel Ekblaw

Founder and Director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative; Authority on Blockchain, Decentralized Networks, and Distributed Systems Technologies Exploring Digital Currencies; Leading Expert on the TESSERAE Platform, Supersymmetry and Big Data Programming; Researcher, Mars2020 Rover Hardware Systems Engineering at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rana el Kaliouby

Rana El Kaliouby

Pioneer and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur and Authority on Developing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; Co-Founder and CEO, Affectiva; Author, “Girl Decoded” (April 2020)

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

Wendy Fischman

Leading Expert on Learning, Education and Human Development; Project Director at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author, “Making Good”

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; Co-Author, “Who You Know” (2018)

Stewart Friedman

Stew Friedman

World’s Top Expert on Leadership and 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” and “Parents Who Lead” (March 2020)

Nathan Furr

Renowned Expert on Managing in Times of Disruption and Uncertainty; Recognized Authority on Technology Strategy, Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation; Co-Author, “Innovation Capital” (2019), “Leading Transformation” (2018) and “Innovator’s Method” (2014); Associate Professor, INSEAD

Howard Gardner

Renowned Developmental and Cognitive Psychologist; Father of Multiple Intelligences Theory; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education;
Co-director, The Good Project; Author, “A Synthesizing Mind”

Katherine Gehl

Foremost Authority on Political Innovation; Leading Expert on Applying the Lessons of Competition in Business to U.S. Politics; Activist and Champion of Systemic Political Change; President & CEO, Gehl Foods Holding Corporation; Co-author, “The Politics Industry” (2020)

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

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

Renee Richardson Gosline

Leading Marketing Expert Specializing in the Intersection of Behavioral Economics and Technology; Authority and Practitioner on Brand Strategy, Customer Experience and Inclusive Leadership; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Senior Lecturer in the Management Science Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy; Digital Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Michael Green

Renowned Global Economist and Pioneer in Measuring Social Progress; Expert on Quantifying and Implementing Socially Responsible Business Practices and Investments; CEO, Social Progress Imperative; Former Senior Official in the U.K. Government’s Department for International Development

Hal Gregersen

Global Authority on Working with Leaders to Build Innovative Companies; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT’s Sloan School of Management; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA”; Award-winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018)

Taddy Hall

Expert Implementer of Innovation, Marketing & Growth Strategies; Authority on Elevating the Consumer Experience for Maximum Growth; Senior Partner, Lippincott; Co-Author, “Competing Against Luck” (2016)

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

Jeremy Heimans

World-Renowned Expert on Building Social Movements; Pioneer of Purpose-driven Marketing and Business Models; Lifelong Activist; Co-author of the International Best-seller, “New Power” (2019); Co-founder & CEO, Purpose

Rebecca Henderson

Global Authority on Sustainable Business Growth; Economist, Organizational Change Strategist and Researcher; Author, “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” (2020); Professor, Harvard Business School

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

Andrew Hessel

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

Linda A. Hill

World-renowned Expert on Leadership and Diversity-Driven Innovation; Award-winning Co-author of Bestseller “Collective Genius;” Co-founder, Paradox Strategies Leadership Advisory Firm; Chair of the Leadership Initiative and Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Guy Hoffman

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

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Michael B. Horn

Leading Authority on the Future of K-12 and Higher Education; Expert in Transforming Education Through Digital Learning; Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Senior Strategist, Guild Education; Award-Winning Author of Five Books on the Future of Learning, including “Choosing College” (2019)

Steve Horvath

Renowned Geneticist Specializing in Aging; “Godfather of Epigenetic Clocks” and Inventor of the Horvath Clock and Lifespan Predictors; Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

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 and CTO, Zyrobotics; Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Best-selling Author, “Sex, Race and Robots” (2020)

Marco Iansiti

Leading Authority on Digital Transformation, AI-enabled Business and Operating Models and Driving Growth in the Digital Age; David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

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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

Daniel Isenberg

Leading Authority on Economic Revival and Growth; Founder, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Platform; Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson Executive and Enterprise Education; Author of “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid”; Entrepreneur and Angel Investor; Professor, Harvard Business School

Mary Lou Jepsen

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

Kristin Judge

Leading Authority on Cybersecurity; CEO & Founder, Cybercrime Support Network; Sought-after Expert on IT Security and Consumer Education in Both Public and Private Sectors

Barbara Kahn

Leading Authority on Retailing, Marketing and Branding in an Age of Uncertainty; Expert on Brand Loyalty and Management and Consumer Decision-Making; Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School; Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Distinguished Expert on Strategy, Innovation and Leadership for Corporate Change; Social Scientist and Harvard Business School Professor; New York Times Best-Selling Author, “Think Outside the Building” (January 2020)

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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

Arnav Kapur

Leading Authority on Extended Intelligence, Closely Coupling Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Inventor and Lead Innovator Behind AlterEgo; Rising Tech Star and 2019 TED Fellow; Researcher, MIT Media Lab

Larry Keeley

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

Manfred Kets de Vries

Global Authority on Leadership Development and Organizational Change; Award-winning Academic and Best-selling Author/Editor of over 50 Books; Professor, Psychoanalyst, INSEAD

Kevin Kelly

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

Steven Kotler

Foremost Authority on Generating Peak Organizational and Individual Performance; Leading Expert on the Future of Technology; New York Times Bestselling Author; Award-Winning Journalist; Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

Karim Lakhani

Architect of Digital Transformation and AI-enabled Business and Operating Models; Leading Scholar of Technology Management and Innovation Experiments; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-founder and Co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) and the Harvard Business Analytics Program; Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Paul LeBlanc

Leading Authority on Business Model Innovation, the Future of Work and Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education; One of Forbes’ 15 “Classroom Revolutionaries” and “Most Influential People in Higher Education;” President, Southern New Hampshire University

Pattie Maes

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

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

Roger Martin

Foremost Authority on Business Strategy and Management; Currently #2 Ranked Management Thinker in World; Author, “When More is Not Better (2020); Director, The Martin Prosperity Institute and Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Mariana Mazzucato

Global Expert on Economic and Innovation Policy; Esteemed Public Sector Consultant Focused on Developing Government-led, Mission-oriented Investments; Chair, WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All; Professor, University College London; Author, “Mission Economy” (January 2021)

Andrew McAfee

Innovation and Technology Expert; Scientist Investigating the Sources of Progress and Competitive Differentiation; Evidence-driven Optimist; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Co-founder and Co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

Rory McDonald

Rory McDonald

Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation and Strategies for Conquering New Markets; Authority on Proactive Investment Opportunities; Best 40 Under 40 Professor (Poets & Quants); Professor, Harvard Business School

Jon McNeill

Visionary Leader and Entrepreneur; Expert on Scaling Organizations and Driving Innovation; Former COO, Lyft; Former President, Tesla Motors; Six-time Founder/CEO

Pamela Meyer

Leading Expert on Trust in a Post-truth World; Nation’s Leading Expert on Spotting Lies, Inside Threats and the Science of Deception; Top 20 TED Speaker, “How to Spot a Liar”; Best-selling Author, “Liespotting”; CEO, Calibrate

Bob Moesta

Master Innovator, Maker and Entrepreneur; Expert Investigator of Consumers’ Motivations and Decision-Making Processes; Co-Creator of the “Jobs-To-Be-Done” Theory; President, ReWired Group; Co-author, “Choosing College” (2019)

Mark Mortensen

Expert on Remote Work and Solving the Challenges of Organizational Design, Company Culture, Social Psychology and Human Dynamics; Authority on the Impact of Technology on Employee Behavior, Coordination and the Future Design of Work; Professor, INSEAD

Lisa Mosconi

Renowned Authority on Health and Nutrition for Brain Health; Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative; Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College; New York Times Best-selling Author of “Brain Food” (2018) and “The XX Brain” (2020)

Gautam Mukunda

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

Neha Narula

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

Efosa Ojomo

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity Through Innovation; Leading Authority on Market-Creating Innovations; Co-Author, “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Co-Founder & President, Poverty Stops Here

Neri Oxman

Award-winning Architect, Designer and Inventor; Pioneer of the Field of Material Ecology; Leading Authority on “Hacking” Nature for the Purposes of Speculative and Practical Design; Founder, Mediated Matter Research Group; Professor, MIT Media Lab

Kelly Palmer

Cutting-Edge Thought Leader on the Future of Work, the Future of Learning, and the Challenge of Upskilling and Reskilling the Workforce; Chief Learning Officer, Degreed; Co-Author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Meggie Palmer

Leading Expert on Increasing Diversity in the Workplace; Innovative Entrepreneur Focused on Closing the Gender Pay Gap; Award-winning Journalist and Foreign Correspondent; Founder, PepTalkHer

Geoff Parker

Leading Expert on Network Economics and Platform Business Strategies; Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College; Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at MIT’s Initiative for the Digital Economy; Co-Chair of MIT’s Annual Platform Strategy Summit

Desmond U. Patton

Pioneering Social Worker at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Empathy, Race and Society; Founding Director, SAFE Lab; Co-director, Justice, Equity and Technology Lab; Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs, Columbia University; Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights

Kelly Peters

Behavioral Economics Expert and Leader in Applying Human Insights to Business Strategy, Marketing and Operations; Faculty Lecturer, Rotman Business School of Management; Co-founder and CEO, BEworks

Gianpiero Petriglieri

Expert on Leadership and Learning in the Age of “Nomadic Professionalism”; Named to Thinkers 50 Most Influential Management Thinkers; Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD

Jennifer Petriglieri

Leadership Development Authority with Expertise in Crisis Management, Dual-Career Couples and Gender Balance in the Workplace; Award-winning Researcher and Organizational Performance Expert; Associate Professor and Director of the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, INSEAD; Author, “Couples That Work” (2019)

Jeffrey Pfeffer

Authority on Modern Human Resources and Leadership Practices; Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

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 and Empatica

Gary Pisano

Foremost Authority on Growth and Innovation Strategy for Large Firms and Startups; Expert on Commercializing Science, Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness; Professor, Harvard Business School; Author, “Creative Construction” (2019); Winner, 2019 McKinsey Award and 2020 Clayton M. Christensen Prize

Jason Pontin

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

Michael E. Porter

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

Scott Pulsipher

Expert on Leadership, Disruptive Innovation and Transforming Organizations in the Digital Age; Foremost Authority on the Online Learning Revolution in Higher Education; Advocate of Using Data to Evaluate Performance and Improve Outcomes; President, Western Governors University

Christina Qi

Financial Technology Expert; Founding Partner, Domeyard LP; CEO, Databento; Contributor to World Economic Forum’s Research on AI in Finance; Visiting Lecturer at MIT and MIT Board Member

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; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Professor, MIT Media Lab

Hannu Rajaniemi

Acclaimed Sci-Fi Author, Entrepreneur and Scientist; Visionary & Futurist Whose Proven Framework Uses Fiction to Solve Real Problems and Inspire Future Innovation; Co-Founder, Helix Nanotechnologies

Karthik Ramanna

Leading Expert on Corporate-Government Relations, Sustainable Capitalism and Corporate Reporting; Authority on Rebuilding Trust Within Both Private and Public Sector Organizations; Professor of Business & Public Policy, University of Oxford; Inaugural Director, Oxford’s Master of Public Policy Program

Mark Roberge

Mark Roberge

Foremost Authority on Modern Revenue Generation, Sales and Marketing Strategy in the Digital Era; Founding CRO at HubSpot; Best Selling Author of “The Sales Acceleration Formula”; Professor at Harvard Business School; Venture Capitalist and Startup Board Member; Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group

Paul Romer

Nobel Laureate Economist and World-renowned Authority on Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Drive Long-Term Growth; Pioneer of Endogenous Growth Theory and Leading Advocate for Charter Cities; Senior Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management; COVID-19 Economic Policy Advisor; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Professor of Economics and Law, New York University

Deb Roy

Leading Expert in Media Analytics and its Impact on Culture, Journalism, and Development; Executive Director, MIT Media Lab and Director, MIT Laboratory for Social Machines; Co-Founder and Chairman Cortico

Moshe Safdie

Renowned Architect and Urban Planner; Visionary on the Future of City Living; Influential Theorist, Author, Educator on Social-Activist Architecture; Recipient of Israel’s 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture

Carol Sanford

Global Authority on System Design Changes That Create Sustainable Growth and Root Out Biases; High Impact Change Agent and Long-Time Leadership Advisor to Fortune 500 Executives; Founder and Leader of The Regenerative Business Development Community; Best-Selling, Award-Winning Author, “The Regenerative Life” (2020)

Peter Schwartz

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

Andrew J Scott

World’s Leading Expert on the Economics of Longevity; Award-Winning Author of Global Best Seller “The 100 Year Life;” Award-Winning Professor of Economics, London Business School; Experienced NED and Policy Advisor; Co-Founder, The Longevity Forum

George Serafeim

Leading Authority on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues and How They Can Meet the Challenges of Growing Income Inequality and Environmental Damage; Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, Harvard Business School; Co-founder and Senior Partner, KKS Advisors

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Global Authority on Foreign Affairs, Leadership, and Gender Equality; CEO of New America; University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Debora Spar

New York Times Bestselling Author; Leading Expert on How Technology Shapes Business, Political and Social Structures, Gender Roles and Society; Senior Associate Dean, HBS Online; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Cass Sunstein

Preeminent Legal Scholar and Winner of the Holberg Prize; Former Administrator at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; New York Times Best-selling Co-author, “Nudge” and Author, “Too Much Information” (2020); Professor, Harvard Law School

Elizabeth Teisberg

Elizabeth Teisberg

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

Robert Tercek

Business Futurist, Technology Strategist and Digital Media Pioneer; Award-winning Author, “Vaporized” (2015); Former President of Digital Media, Oprah Winfrey Network

Henry Timms

Leading Expert on Building Movements and Transforming Organizations; Co-author of the International Best-seller, “New Power” (2019); Co-founder #GivingTuesday; Hauser Visiting Leader, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Fellow, Stanford University; President and CEO, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Zeynep Ton

Award-winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Frameworks Satisfy Investors, Customers and Employees; Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy”

Nigel Travis

Global Executive and Transformational Leader in the Food Retail Industry; Business Strategy and Growth Expert; Author, “The Challenge Culture” (2018); Chairman, Dunkin’ Brands

Sherry Turkle

New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The Empathy Diaries” (March 2021); Expert on Technology and Its Role in Transforming Relationships in a Digital Society; Sociologist and MIT Professor

Marshall Van Alstyne

Leading Authority on Two-Sided Markets, Focused on Helping Organizations Thrive in the “Platform Economy;” Business Strategist, Scientist and Economist; Co-author of the International Best-seller, “Platform Revolution” (2016); Winner, Thinkers50 2019 Digital Thinking Award; Professor of Management, Boston University

Ben Waber

Leading Authority on the Revolution of Big Data in the Workplace; Expert on Using Analytics to Inform Strategy and Decision Making; Specialist in Creating and Sustaining Innovative, Data-Driven Corporate Cultures; President and CEO of Humanyze; Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Robert Wachter, MD

Futurist and Global Leader in Health Care Safety, Quality, Policy and Digital Technologies That Improve Delivery of Care; Father of the Hospitalist Field; Chair of the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Digital Doctor”

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

Ari Wallach

Futurist and Social Systems Strategist; Founder and Executive Director, Longpath Labs; Founder and CEO, Synthesis Corp.; Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Amy Webb

World-Renowned Futurist and Leading Authority on Forecasting and Strategic Foresight for Business; Founder, Future Today Institute; NYU Stern School of Business Professor; Nonresident Senior Fellow Atlantic Council; Visiting Fellow, Oxford University Säid School of Business; Fellow, US-Japan Leadership Program; 3x Bestselling Author, “The Signals Are Talking,” “The Big Nine” and “Data, A Love Story”

Peter Weill

Renowned Expert on the Role and Value of Digitization in Enterprises; Award-winning Author and Highly Sought-after Advisor to Major Corporations; Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

Michelle R. Weise

Leading Expert on Designing the Future of Learning and Work in the Age of Longevity; Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Senior Advisor at Imaginable Futures; Author, “Long Life Learning” (November 2020)

Mitchell Weiss

Champion of Public Entrepreneurship and Possibility Government for Leading Change and Innovation; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Author, “We the Possibility” (2020)

Kevin Werbach

Leading Expert on the Business, Legal and Public Policy Implications of Emerging Technologies; Authority on the Future of Blockchain and its Implications for Trust in Business and Society; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School; Author, “For the Win” (Revised, November 2020)

George Westerman

Leading Authority on Digital Transformation, Innovation, IT Leadership and Cybersecurity; Expert on Driving Advantage Through Technology; Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

Katharine Wilkinson

Renowned Strategist, Expert and Author on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Address the Climate Crisis; Advisor on Advancing and Communicating Proactive Climate Solutions; Senior Writer, New York Times Best-Seller “Drawdown” (2017) and “Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-editor, “All We Can Save” (2020)

E. Freya Williams

Leading Expert on Implementing Sustainable Business Practices Within Large Companies and Emerging Startups; Branding and Communications Strategist Specializing in the Opportunities in Purpose- and Sustainability-led Transformation; Consultant to Leading Global Brands and Architect of Highly Successful Campaigns and Initiatives; Author, “Green Giants;” North American CEO, Futerra

Kai D. Wright

Leading Expert on Building Culturally Fluent, Change-Resilient Organizations; Global Advisor on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices; Global Media Executive; Lecturer, Columbia University; Author, “Follow the Feeling” (2019)

Rupert Younger

The World’s Preeminent Authority on Reputation, Trust, Inequality and Successful Branding for People, Businesses, Governments and Other Institutions; Founding Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation; Co-Author of the Best-seller, “The Reputation Game” (2018)

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Leading Expert on 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