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Todd Kashdan

Leading Authority on Well-being, Psychological Flexibility, Curiosity, Courage, and Resilience; Professor of Psychology, George Mason University

Andrew W. Lo

World-renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Angel Hsu

Leading Climate and Data Scientist Focused on Increasing Transparency and Transforming Environmental Decision-Making and Policy; Expert on Climate Policy in China and the Global South; Founder and Director of the Data-Driven EnviroLab; Member of the National Committee on US-China Relations; Inaugural Grist 50 Leader; Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Leila Takayama

Award-winning Researcher Who Specializes in Human-Robot Interaction; MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovator under 35; One of 100 Most Creative People in Business, Fast Company; Vice President of Human-Robot Interaction and Design, Robust.ai; Associate Professor of Computational Media, University of California, Santa Cruz

Azeem Azhar

Award-winning Technology Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur; Expert on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Economies and Society; Founder, Exponential View; Founder, PeerIndex; Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future’s Council on the Digital Economy; Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021)

Kristy Johnson

Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

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

Alta Charo

Acclaimed Bioethicist, Futurist, and Legal Scholar Who Advises Organizations and Governments on Issues Surrounding Genetic Engineering and Emerging Sciences; Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin; Former David A. Hamburg Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Lead Co-Chair, “BioMade”; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Committee on Emerging Science, Technology and Innovation

William Green

Award-winning Financial Journalist Helping Individuals Think Strategically and Make Better Decisions by Sharing the Wisdom and Habits of the World’s Most Successful Investors; New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Co-author; Author, “Richer, Wiser, Happier” (April 2021)

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)

David Fubini

Global Authority on Organizational Behavior and Mergers & Acquisitions Who Specializes in Helping Leaders Architect and Execute Organizational Turnarounds; Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior Unit and Co-leader, Leading Professional Services Firm and Mergers & Acquisitions Programs for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education; Former Senior Director, McKinsey & Company; Author, “Hidden Truths” (2020)

Steven E. Koonin

Renowned Authority on Climate Science and Energy Technologies; Former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; University Professor, New York University, with Appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering and the Department of Physics; Former Professor of Theoretical Physics and Vice President and Provost, Caltech; Former Chief Scientist, BP; Founding Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP); Long-time Member and Former Chair of the JASON Group of Government Advisors; Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (May 2021)

Daniel Yergin

Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Business, Economic and Societal Impacts of the Changing Energy World; Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author; Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Chairman, CERAWeek; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, Brookings Institution; Author, “The New Map” (2020), “The Prize” (2011, Pulitzer Prize Winner), “The Quest” (2011) and “The Commanding Heights” (2002); 2020 Energy Writer of the Year

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)

Betsy Levy Paluck

Leading Authority on Social Norms and Norm Change, Individual and Social Network-wide Behavioral Change, and the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict; 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Professor, Princeton University

Marco Iansiti

Digital Transformation Pioneer and Expert on AI-first Operating Models That Exponentially Scale Business; Davis Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and Co-director of the Laboratory for Information Science, Harvard Business School; Award-Winning Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Nicholas Carr

Award-winning Author, Sociologist and Researcher Who Offers Illuminating and Provocative Insights on Technology’s Effects on Our Thoughts, Skills and Lives; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Shallows” (Pulitzer Prize Finalist); Former Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review; Visiting Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Wendy Fischman

Leading Expert on Learning, Education and Human Development; Project Director at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author, “Making Good”

Peter Weill

Renowned IT and Digital Strategist Helping Organizations Optimize the Role, Value and Governance of Digitization Within Enterprises and Their Ecosystems; Board and Executive Committee Workshop Facilitator; Award-winning Author and Sought-After Speaker and Advisor; Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

Ari Wallach

Futurist and Social Systems Strategist; Founder and Executive Director, Longpath Labs; Founder and CEO, Synthesis Corp.; Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Bharat Anand

Leading Expert on Digital Strategy, Media and Entertainment Strategy, Corporate Strategy and Organizational Change; Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University; Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School Online; Author, “The Content Trap” (2016)

Mark Kramer

Leading Authority on Strategies That Create Economic Value for Organizations and Society; Co-Creator (With Michael Porter) of the Shared Value Concept; Acclaimed Scholar Who Introduced the Ideas of Impact Investing, Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, and Strategic Evaluation; Co-Founder and Advisor, FSG; Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School