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Wendy Fischman

Acclaimed Education and Human Development Scholar Helping Educators, Parents, Trustees, Young People, K-12 Institutions and Institutions of Higher Learning Think About the Meaning and Role of Education in People’s Lives; Veteran Researcher (with Howard Gardner), Harvard Graduate School of Education; Lead Author, “The Real World of College” (2022); Lead Author, “Making Good” (2004); Project Director, Project Zero

George Westerman

Pioneering Authority on Digital Transformation Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage; Technology Futurist and Award-winning Author of “Leading Digital” (2014); Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Jameel World Education Laboratory; Executive Director, Global Opportunity Initiative

Andrew J Scott

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

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; Author, “The Future of the Office” (September 2021)

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 Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Data Science Institute (DSI), and Senior Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs and Professor, Columbia University; Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights

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 for Using Data to Evaluate Performance and Improve Outcomes; President, Western Governors University

David Blake

World’s Foremost Expert on Upskilling, the Future of Credentials and Equitable Workplace Learning Initiatives; Leading Authority on Future-proofing Companies and Their Employees; Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Degreed; Co-founder, Learn In; Co-author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

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)

Ayanna Howard

Pioneering Innovator, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Robotic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Health Care and Education; Founder and Board Director, Zyrobotics; Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University; Bestselling Author, “Sex, Race and Robots” (2020)

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)

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)

Sherry Turkle

Globally Recognized Authority on Building Empathy and Improving Relationships Offscreen in an Era Dominated by Technology; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Strengthen Collaboration and Communication Within Groups; Sociologist and Professor, MIT; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Reclaiming Conversation;” Acclaimed Author, “The Empathy Diaries” (March 2021)

Michelle R. Weise

Leading Expert on Designing the Future of Learning and Work in the Age of Longevity; Vice Chancellor, Strategy and Innovation, National University System; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Author, “Long Life Learning” (November 2020)

Howard Gardner

Renowned Developmental and Cognitive Psychologist; Father of Multiple Intelligences Theory; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 2021 Recipient, United Sigma Intelligence Association Award; Co-director, The Good Project; Author, “A Synthesizing Mind” (2020); Co-Author, “The Real World of College” (2022)

Michael B. Horn

Pioneering Digital Learning Strategist Focused on Securing the Future of Businesses and Workers Through Upskilling and Reskilling Initiatives and New Approaches to K-12 and Higher Education; Award-winning Author of Five Books on the Future of Learning, Including “Choosing College” (2019); Co-founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Senior Strategist, Guild Education; Co-host, “Class Disrupted” Podcast; Co-host, “Future U” Podcast; Author, “From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child” (Summer 2022)