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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

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; Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia 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

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

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; Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Professor, MIT Media Lab

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

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

Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity and Performance; Best-selling Co-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

Rana el Kaliouby

Rana El Kaliouby

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

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

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

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

Amy Webb

Leading Authority on Forecasting and Strategy for Business and Society; Founder, Future Today Institute; NYU Stern Professor, Strategic Foresight; Futures Forecasting; Best-selling Author, “The Signals Are Talking” and “The Big Nine” (2019)

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

Caleb Harper

Digital Farming Pioneer; Leading Authority on Using Technology and Democratization to Solve Global Food Crises; Founder & Director, OpenAG Initiative, 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” (2016); Economist and Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

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

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

Peter Schwartz

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

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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

Jason Pontin

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

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)

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

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

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

Nathan Furr

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

Michael E. Porter

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