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Ruchika Tulshyan

Award-winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (March 2022)

Michèle Lamont

Renowned Authority on Culture and Individual and Group Transformation Helping Leaders Create Conditions Where Dignity and Equality Are Actively Promoted and Ensured; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Co-chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a World in Transformation”; Author, “From Having to Being” (2023)

Azeem Azhar

Award-winning Technology Writer, Investor and Futurist Whose Research and Practices Help Organizations Understand How Emerging Technologies Will Impact Their Business in the Coming Decade; Global Authority on AI, Sci-Fi Tech and Climate Tech; Founder, Exponential View; Founder, PeerIndex; Member, World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils; Named to Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022; Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021)

David De Cremer

Renowned Behavioral Scientist, Digital Transformation Strategist and Leadership Advisor Helping Organizations Balance the Human + AI Equation; Provost Chair and Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School; Director and Founder, Centre on AI Technology for Humankind; Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School and St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University; Research Member, The Justice Collaboratory, Yale Law School

Ben Pring

Globally Recognized Expert on Technology and Its Impact on Business and Society; Pioneering Authority on Cloud Computing, Global Sourcing, IT Strategies and the Future of Work; Veteran Industry Analyst and Futurist; Former Co-leader, Cognizant’s Future of Work Center; Co-author, “Monster” (March 2021)

Nicholas Bloom

Renowned Global Economist Who Guides Fiscal Decisions Around Management Practices and Workplace Models, Particularly in Times of Uncertainty; Authority on Remote and Hybrid Work Models and the Future of Work; Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Professor, by Courtesy, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-director, Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Bureau of Economic Research; Senior Fellow, Centre for Economic Performance

Robert C. Pozen

Globally Recognized Executive Who Transformed the Field of Management and Fueled the Success of the World’s Most Powerful Financial Services Firms; Productivity Expert Who Helps Organizations Streamline Systems and Drive Growth; Former Executive Chairman of MFS Investment Management and Vice Chairman of Fidelity Investments; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Bestselling Author, “Extreme Productivity”; Co-author, “Remote, Inc.” (April 2021)

Megan Reitz

Leadership Coach and Authority on Psychological Safety and Empowering Employees to Speak Truth to Power; Renowned Educator, Researcher and Consultant on Mindfulness and Diversity in the Workplace; Author, “Speak Up” (2019); Professor of Leadership and Dialogue, Hult International Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Shalene Gupta

Acclaimed Journalist, Researcher and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Co-author, “The Power of Trust” (2021); Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department; Named to the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022

Sandra J. Sucher

Internationally Recognized Expert on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Co-author, “The Power of Trust” (July 2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Constance Hadley

Authority on Team Dynamics Helping Leaders Foster a Culture of Psychological Safety and Well-Being in the Workplace; Expert on Leadership Strategies and Processes for Building Collaborative, Resilient Organizations in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments; Management and Organizations Lecturer, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Shantanu Nundy, MD

Physician, Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Digital Health Care Advocate Working to Build a More Effective, Equitable and Affordable Health Care System; Chief Medical Officer, Accolade; Senior Technology Advisor to the World Bank; Health Care Policy Lecturer, George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health; Author, “Care After Covid” (May 2021)

Nicholas A. Christakis, MD

Renowned Physician, Epidemiologist, Public Health Expert, and Social Scientist Whose Work Helps Organizations Positively Influence Group Behaviors; Authority on Pandemics and the Future Effects of Covid-19; Professor and Director, The Human Nature Lab, Yale University; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Blueprint” (2019); Author, “Apollo’s Arrow” (2020)

Debora Spar

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

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Renowned Foreign Policy Expert, Leadership Advisor, Gender Equality Advocate and Entrepreneur Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving; CEO, New America; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, “Renewal” (September 2021)

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

Amy Edmondson

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” (2018); Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50

Andrew McAfee

Globally Acclaimed Researcher, Writer and Thinker About Technological Progress and the Changes It Brings; Expert Helping Organizations Build Businesses That Are Simultaneously Agile, Innovative and Robust; Evidence-driven Optimist and Practical Theorist Investigating Sources of Growth and Competitive Differentiation; New York Times Bestselling Author; Co-founder and Co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World and the 50 People Reshaping American Politics; TED Talker; Thinkers 50 Digital Thinking Award Winner; Author, “The Geek Way” (2023) and “More From Less” (2019); Coauthor, “Machine | Platform | Crowd” (2017) and “The Second Machine Age” (2014)

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” (2014)

Tom Davenport

Pioneering Authority on AI Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage; Visiting Professor, Oxford Saïd Business School; Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Senior Advisor, Deloitte AI Practice; Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College; Author, “Competing on Analytics” and “The AI Advantage”

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)

Henny Admoni

Pioneering Robotics Researcher Focused on Developing Socially and Physically Assistive Machines That Improve Lives; Foremost Expert on Human-Centered Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration; Director, Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab and A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Rawi Abdelal

Foremost Authority on Geopolitical Trends Affecting Businesses, Economies, Supply Chains and Social Structures; Transformative Strategist and Advisor Helping Leaders Position Their Organizations for a Sustainable Future; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

Matt Beane

Leading Expert on the Future of Work Involving Intelligent Machines, Specializing in Robotics; Former Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer, Humatics; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Digital Fellow, MIT’s Institute for the Digital Economy

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)

Renee Richardson Gosline

Globally Recognized Digital Marketing Expert Whose Frameworks Help Organizations Improve Customer Experiences by Leveraging AI and Behavioral Economics; Practitioner and Corporate Advisor on Brand Strategy, Customer Experience and Inclusive Leadership; Senior Lecturer in the Management Science Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE); Digital Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

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 Bestseller, “The Reputation Game” (2018)

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

Gianpiero Petriglieri

Expert on Leadership and Learning in the Age of “Nomadic Professionalism;” Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World, Thinkers50; Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD

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

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

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)

Henry Timms

Leading Expert on Building Movements and Transforming Organizations; Co-author of the International Bestseller, “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

Jeremy Heimans

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

Iyad Rahwan

Acclaimed Futurist, Computer Scientist and Pioneering AI Scholar Whose Ongoing Research Reveals How Emerging Technologies Will Impact Humans and Related Long-term Investments; Foremost Expert on the Future of Work, Human-Machine Collaboration and the Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles; Director, Center for Humans & Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

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)

Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity, Performance, Digital Commerce and Intangible Assets; New York Times Bestselling Co-Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd;” Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

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; Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded,” (April 2020); Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

Jeff Hancock

Jeff Hancock

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

Beth Altringer

Award-winning Designer and Expert on Combining Design, Technology and Behavioral Science to Create Innovative Products, Services and Experiences; Unrivaled Authority on Innovation Leadership, Product Desirability and Outside-the-Box Design Thinking; Founder, The Desirability Lab; Principal, Ames Studio; Professor of Practice and Executive Director, Joint Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE) Program, Brown University and RISD

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; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50; 3x Bestselling Author, “The Signals Are Talking,” “The Big Nine” and “Data, A Love Story”; Co-author, “The Genesis Machine” (February 2022)

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

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; Host of Wharton’s “Work and Life” Podcast; Former Senior Executive, Ford Motor Company; Bestselling Author, “Total Leadership” and “Parents Who Lead” (March 2020)

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

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)

Jason Pontin

Visionary Futurist and Venture Capitalist Funding Dynamic Breakthrough Technologies in Computing, Energy, Life Sciences and Health Care; Leading Expert on New Technology, Innovation and the Future of Work; Renowned Journalist, Speaker and Moderator; Partner, DCVC; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Strateos

Jjeremy Bailenson

Jeremy Bailenson

Virtual Reality Pioneer and Leading Authority on Immersive Technologies That Are Reshaping Business and Society; Expert on VR and AR Tools That Improve Workplace Training and Culture and Prepare Companies for the Future of Work; Cognitive Psychologist; Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University; Author, “Experience on Demand” (2018)

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)

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

Hal Gregersen

Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Thomas Malone

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

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

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 Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Former Harvard Business Review Editor; Master Moderator

Tammy Erickson

McKinsey Award-winning Author, Engaging Speaker and Renowned Executive Educator Who Shows Leaders New Ways to Shape Successful Organisations Today; Named Among the Most Influential Living Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 Five Times; Director of London Business School’s Leadership Programme for Senior-most Executives