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Ben Pring

Pioneering Authority on Cloud Computing, Global Sourcing, IT Strategies and Leveraging New Opportunities in Technology; Expert on Emerging IT Talent from Outside Western Markets; Co-leader, Cognizant’s Future of Work Center; Co-author, “Monster” (March 2021)

Steven E. Koonin

Renowned Authority on Climate Research and Energy Technology Strategy; Former Undersecretary for Science, US Department of Energy; Former Chief Scientist, BP; University Professor, New York University, with appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Department of Physics; Founder, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress; Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (April 2021)

Dava Newman

Aerospace Pioneer and Multidisciplinary Authority on the Requirements of Human Performance On and Beyond Earth; Former NASA Deputy Administrator and Current Director, MIT Media Lab; Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, MIT

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)

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

Ariel Ekblaw

Pioneering Authority on Innovative Space Architecture, the Future of Living in Space and Its Implications for Improving Life on Earth; Founder and Director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative; Editor, “Into the Anthropocosmos” (October 2021); Former Graduate Fellow, Mars 2020 Rover Hardware Systems Engineering, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Marco Iansiti

Leading Authority on Digital Transformation, AI-enabled Business and Operating Models and Driving Growth in the Digital Age; David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (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

Nicholas Carr

Acclaimed Writer on Digital Technologies and Their Impact on Society; New York Times Best-selling Author, “The Shallows” (Pulitzer Prize Finalist); Visiting Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Sinan Aral

Global Authority on Business Analytics and How Information Spreads Through Social Networks; Award-winning Researcher; Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy and Social Analytics Lab; Author, “The Hype Machine” (2020)

Peter Weill

Renowned Expert on the Role and Value of Digitization in Enterprises; Award-winning Author and Highly Sought-after Advisor to Major Corporations; Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

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

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

Tom Davenport

Pioneer of the Concept of “Competing on Analytics;” Leading Expert on Using Artificial Technologies in Business; Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College; Co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics; Fellow of the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy; Senior Advisor, Deloitte Analytics

Paul Romer

Nobel Laureate Economist and World-renowned Authority on Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Drive Long-Term Growth; Pioneer of Endogenous Growth Theory and Leading Advocate for Charter Cities; Senior Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management; COVID-19 Economic Policy Advisor; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Professor of Economics and Law, New York University

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

Christina Qi

Successful Hedge Fund Entrepreneur with Vast Expertise in Investing, Emerging Technologies and Corporate Leadership; Visiting Lecturer at MIT and Harvard Business School; Contributor to World Economic Forum Research; Founding Partner, Domeyard LP and CEO, Databento; Author, “The Finance Snake” (2021)

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)

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)

Marshall Van Alstyne

Leading Authority on Two-Sided Markets, Focused on Helping Organizations Thrive in the “Platform Economy;” Business Strategist, Scientist and Economist; Co-author of the International Best-seller, “Platform Revolution” (2016); Winner, Thinkers50 2019 Digital Thinking Award; Professor of Management, Boston University

Geoff Parker

Leading Expert on Network Economics and Platform Business Strategies; Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College; Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at MIT’s Initiative for the Digital Economy; Co-Chair of MIT’s Annual Platform Strategy Summit

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

Jon McNeill

Visionary Leader and Entrepreneur Who Helps Organizations Exponentially Scale Business and Drive Innovation; Former COO, Lyft; Former President, Tesla Motors; Six-time Founder/CEO

Bart De Langhe

Leading Behavioral Economist with Alternative Models for Building Customer Loyalty; Data Scientist at the Intersection of AI and Human Decision Making; Marketing Thought Leader Helping Companies Optimize Data to Drive Growth; 2021 Best 40-Under-40 Professor, Poets and Quants; Professor, ESADE

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

Mitchell Weiss

Leading Expert on Civic Innovation to Achieve Change in Government; Advisor and Champion of Public Entrepreneurship and “Possibility Government”; Author, “We the Possibility (January 2021); Award-winning Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Kai D. Wright

Leading Expert on Building Culturally Fluent, Change-Resilient Organizations; Global Advisor on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices; Global Media Executive and Creator, Blacklist 100; Lecturer, Columbia University; Author, “Follow the Feeling” (2019)

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

Kevin Werbach

Leading Expert on the Business, Legal and Public Policy Implications of Emerging Technologies; Authority on the Future of Blockchain and its Implications for Trust in Business and Society; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School; Author, “For the Win” (Revised, November 2020)

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

Katharine Wilkinson

Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

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

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)

Iyad Rahwan

Renowned Computer Scientist and Authority on the Impact of AI on Society, Government and the Future of Work; Leading Researcher on the Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Former Professor, MIT

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)

Mary Lou Jepsen

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

Isha Datar

Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (fka Muufri) and Clara Foods

Andrew Hessel

Futurist and Trailblazer in Biological Technologies; Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Genome Project-write; Founder and President, Humane Genomics Inc.; Co-author, “The Genesis Machine” (February 2022)

Neha Narula

Foremost Expert on Digital Currencies and Blockchains; Financial Democratization Enthusiast; Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab

Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity, Performance, Digital Commerce and Intangible Assets; New York Times Best-selling 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)

Pattie Maes

Pioneering Authority on Human-Computer Interaction, AI and Human Augmentation; Entrepreneur; Director, MIT Program in Media Arts and Sciences; Professor, MIT

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

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

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; Professor, Harvard University