Economist and computer scientist and pioneer in complexity sciences and innovation; visiting researcher, PARC; external professor, Santa Fe Institute; fellow, Econometric Society, World Economic Forum; author, The Economy as an Evolving Complex System, and The Nature of Technology
Physician and U.S. Rear Admiral; clinical professor, Georgetown and Tufts University Schools of Medicine; director of the health and medicine program, Center for the Study of the Presidency; senior policy and medical advisor, the Foundation for AIDS Research; former U.S. assistant surgeon general and senior global health advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; founding deputy assistant secretary, Women’s Health
Economist; executive director, Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, Columbia University; former vice president, Global Business Environment, Shell International; founder, Prométhée, Paris; coauthor, In the Company of Visions and Enhanced Transparency: Meeting European Investors Needs
Epidemiologist and philanthropist; president,the Skoll Foundation's Urgent Threats Fund; first executive director, Google.org; leader of WHO's smallpox eradication in Southeast Asia; former international health professor; founder, four technology companies and the Seva Foundation to combat blindness in developing countries
Technology entrepreneur and philanthropist; cofounder, ICPlanet and Broderbund Software; trustee, Santa Fe Institute; board chair, Public Radio International, the Carlston Family Foundation; board member, MoveOn Political Action Committee, the Ploughshares Fund, the Albanian American Enterprise Fund,the Long Now Foundation
Founder/executive director, Hybrid Vigor Institute; senior research scholar, engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; former New York Times technology and innovation columnist; author, Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet
Geographic demographer and cultural commentator; professor of law, culture and values at Arizona State University's law school; fellow, New America Foundation; former senior writer, The Washington Post; author, The Nine Nations of North America, Edge City, and Radical Evolution
International water authority, including impacts of climate change, sustainable use, human health, privatization, globalization, and international conflicts; co-founder and president, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security; author, Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water
Organizational psychologist and creator of dilemma theory; cofounder, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Group; visiting professor and fellow in entrepreneurship studies, Essex University; author, The Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Mastering the Infinite Game, and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century
Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and presidential advisor; former professor, environmental policy, Harvard University and president and director of the Woods Hole Research Center; chair, executive committee, Pugwash conferences; author; MacArthur fellow
Physician and advisor on advanced medical science, technologies, and national security threats; formerly managed research initiatives at the ASU Biodesign Institute, the National Reconnaisance Office (DOD), and DARPA; retired Navy commander and assistant professor, National Naval Medical Center
Serial innovator, entrepreneur, and advisor on corporate innovation and transformation; director, Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium; chair, the Institute for Large Scale Innovation; film and Broadway producer; former director, executive innovation programs at Harvard and Stanford; author, Innovation Nation and Jamming
Energy efficiency and sustainability pioneer; cofounder and director of research, Rocky Mountain Institute; founder of Hypercar Inc., MacArthur fellow; author or coauthor of 31 books, including Natural Capitalism, Winning the Oil Endgame, and Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
Authority on foreign policy and finance; former vice-chairman, World Economic Forum and minister of state, UK foreign office, covering Africa and Asia, member of Gordon Brown's cabinet, UN deputy secretary-general, UNDP administrator, and World Bank vice president; member, House of Lords
President, Comprehensive Crisis Management; professor emeritus and founder, the Center for Crisis Management, University of Southern California; author, Business NOT as Usual, Smart Thinking for Crazy Times, Dirty Rotten Strategies, and Swans, Swine, and Swindlers: Coping With The Growing Threat of Mega Crises and Mega Messes
GBN cofounder, philosopher, and educator; former dean, Presidio Graduate School and Yale professor; former research director for SRI International’s Values and Lifestyles Program. Author, Facing the Fold: Essays on Scenario Planning; Creating Better Futures: Scenario Planning as a Tool for a Better Tomorrow, and Living Without a Goal.
Professor, Harvard Business School, specializing in the competitive advantage of companies, nations, and regions, and the application of competitive principles to social problems such as health care, the environment, and corporate responsibility; cofounder, Monitor Consulting; author of 18 books including Competitive Strategy and The Competitive Advantage of Nations; coauthor, Can Japan Compete?
Pioneering scenario planner and strategist and GBN cofounder; senior vice president, global relations and strategic planning, Salesforce; former head of scenario planning, Royal Dutch Shell and director of the Strategic Environment Center, SRI International; author of five books, including The Art of the Long View; and Inevitable Surprises.
Consultant and writer on the social, cultural, and economic effects of internet technologies; joint NYU appointments in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and jourmalism department; author, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
World authority on cross-cultural management; cofounder, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Group; author/coauthor of 14 books,including Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Riding the Waves of Culture, Riding the Waves of Innovation, Twenty-One Leaders and The Global M and A Tango: Cross-cultural Dimensions of Mergers and Acquisitions
Economist; Chan Chair in Global Management, Haas Business School, U.C. Berkeley; former dean, London Business School and U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business; former National Economic Adviser to President Clinton and chair, council of economic advisers; author, Who’s Bashing Whom?: Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries
Global scenarist; director of futures programme, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford; former leader, Shell International's global scenario team; director of major public-private scenario initiatives on sustainability, AIDS in Africa, and global finance; physicist
Managing editor/thought leadership for Oxford Economics. Former Asian bureau chief for Knight Ridder, based in Tokyo; long-time Asia-Pacific foreign correspondent; Pulitzer Prize finalist; author, Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Lost Its Way and "China: Life Science Leader in 2020"
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