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Meggie Palmer

Leading Expert on Retaining Female Leaders and Diversity; Innovative Entrepreneur Focused on Closing the Gender Pay Gap; Award-winning Journalist and Foreign Correspondent; Founder, PepTalkHer

Renee Richardson Gosline

Leading Marketing Expert Specializing in the Intersection of Technology and Behavioral Economics; Authority on Brand Strategy, User Experience and Leadership; World’s Top 40 Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants; Senior Lecturer in the Management Science Group, MIT Sloan School of Management

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)

Desmond U. Patton

Pioneer and Social Engineer 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

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

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

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

Mark Mortensen

Expert on 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

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

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; Specialist on Improving Health Care Communication Through Better Training and New Technologies; Professor, University of Rochester

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)

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 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

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

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

Rana el Kaliouby

Rana El Kaliouby

Co-Author, “Girl Decoded” (April 2020); 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

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

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

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)

Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts

Authority on Refugees and Human Migration; Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, Oxford University; Director, Refugee Studies Centre and Refugee Economies; Author, “Refuge” (2017)

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

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

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)

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

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

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Michelle R. Weise

Leading Authority on the Future of the Workforce and Innovative Employment Pathways; Expert on How Disruptive Innovation is Transforming Higher Education; Senior VP, Strada Education Network; Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Institute for the Future of Work; Co-Author with Clayton Christensen, “Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution”

Jason Pontin

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

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)

Howard Gardner

Renowned Developmental and Cognitive Psychologist; Father of Multiple Intelligences Theory; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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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; Chief Strategy Officer, Entangled Group; Senior Partner, Entangled Solutions; Award-Winning Author of Five Books on the Future of Learning, including “Choosing College” (2019)

Rebecca Henderson

Foremost Authority on Sustainable Business, Technology and Innovation; Author, “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” (2020); Professor, Harvard Business School

Hal Gregersen

Global Authority on Working with Leaders to Build Innovative Companies; Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center; Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA”; Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (Harper Collins, November 2018)

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Robert Tercek

Business Futurist, Technology Strategist and Digital Media Pioneer; Award-winning Author, “Vaporized” (2015); 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

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 Clay 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

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