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Steven Kotler

Foremost Authority on Generating Peak Organizational and Individual Performance; Leading Expert on the Future of Technology; Award-Winning Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Art of Impossible” (2021); Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

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)

Deb Roy

Pioneering Expert on Using Media Analytics to Drive Audience Engagement and Create Social Impact; Executive Director, MIT Media Lab and Director, MIT Laboratory for Social Machines and the Center for Constructive Communication; Former Chief Media Scientist for Twitter; Co-Founder and Chairman, Cortico

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

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

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

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)

William Barnett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Mary Lou Jepsen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; Author, “Long Life Learning” (November 2020)

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”

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

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

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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

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

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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)

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 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)

Robert Tercek

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

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

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”

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

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

Matthew Christensen

Leading Authority on Leveraging Disruptive Innovation to Enable the Continuous Creation of New Business Opportunities; Successful Investment Advisor; Co-Founder and CEO, Rose Park Advisors

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Robert S. Kaplan

Foremost Authority on Inclusive Growth Strategies, Performance and Risk Management, Strategy Execution, and Value-based Systems for Decreasing Health Care Costs; Multi-Award-Winning Scholar, Author and Leadership Advisor; Co-creator of the Revolutionary Balanced Scorecard; Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School

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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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Stewart Brand

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