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Angel Hsu

Pioneering 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; Founding Director, 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

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)

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; Award-Winning Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (May 2021)

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

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

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

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

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; Founder, Safdie Architects

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

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”

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; Partner and Chief Market Strategist, Relay Ventures; Founder and Author, Market Intelligence Site Asymco.com

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter

New York Times Best-Selling Author and Distinguished Expert on Strategy, Innovation and Leadership for Corporate Change; Social Scientist and Harvard Business School Professor; Author, “Think Outside the Building” (January 2020)

Daniel Isenberg

Leading Authority on Economic Revival and Growth; Founder, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Platform; Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson Executive and Enterprise Education; Author of “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid”; Entrepreneur and Angel Investor; Professor, Harvard Business School