Commentators and Futurists


TTI/Vanguard’s presenters are experts in their fields which represent a multiplicity of backgrounds. They bring to sessions diverse perspectives on future technologies and their impact on business, scientific, engineering, and social disciplines.

Jonathan Aldrich, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Esra'a Al Shafei, Founder and Director, Mideast Youth
Rebecca Allen,
Director, Nokia Research Center Hollywood
Jacob Appelbaum, Developer, Tor Project
David Barnes, Program Director, Strategy and Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM Software Strategy Group
Brian Behlendorf, Founding Member, Apache Software Foundation
Charles Bell, Vice President, Information Technology Infrastructure,
Nick Bilton, Co-Founder,, New York Times Research and Development Lab
Ian Bogost, Founding Partner, Persuasive Games and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Carrie Grimes Bostock, Senior Staff Engineer, Search Infrastructure, Google
Cynthia Breazeal, Principal Investigator, Robotic Presence Group, MIT Media Lab
Dan Bricklin, Co-Creator, VisiCalc and President, Software Garden
Walter Bright, Programmer
Stephen Brobst, Chief Technology Officer, Teradata
Fred Brooks, Author, The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
Rodney Brooks, Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT and Chief Technology Officer, iRobot
George Burger, Founder, Infinideck
Jeff Burke, Director, Technology Research Initiatives, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
JON CALLAS, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Silent Circle
Jerome Canady, Founder, U.S. Medical Innovations
Robert Carter, Chief Information Officer, FedEx
Mike Cassidy, Vice President, Google
Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Chan Ping Wah, Assistant Chief Executive, Technology and Innovation, National Library Board Singapore
Bob Charette, Founder and President, ITABHI Corporation
David Chaum, Principal, Privategrity
David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
Dave Cliff, Director, UK Large-Scale Complex IT Systems Initiative
Adrian Cockcroft, Cloud Architect, Netflix
Seth Cooper, Co-Founder, FoldIt
Riley Crane, Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Dynamics Group, MIT Media Lab
Simon Crosby, Chief Technology Officer, Citrix Systems
Robert Cunningham, Leader, Secure, Resilient Systems and Technology Group, MIT Lincoln Labs
Erika DeBenedictis, A "Bit" Shy of Graduation, Department of Computer Science, CalTech
Ingo Deutschmann, Vice President, Development, Behaviosec
Mikey Dickerson, Deputy U.S. Chief Information Officer and Administrator, U.S. Digital Services Team
Whit Diffie, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems
Linda Doyle, Director, The Telecommunications Research Centre (CTVR)
Adam Dunkels, Founder, Thingsquare
Josiah Dykstra, Researcher, Cyber Defense Lab, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mick Ebeling, Founder, Not Impossible Foundation
Doug Engelbart, Director, Bootstrap Institute, and Inventor of the Mouse
Craig Feied, M.D., General Manager, Microsoft Enterprise Health Solutions Group
Bran Ferren, Co-Founder, Applied Minds
Steve Fisher, Senior Vice President, Platform Division,
Bob Flores, Executive Partner, Cognitio Corp and former CTO, Central Intelligence Agency
Michael Franz, Professor, University of California, Irvine
Richard Gabriel, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems
Rodolphe Gelin, Chief Scientific Officer, Aldebaran
Julien Genestoux, Founder and CEO, Superfeedr
David Gilmour, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Tacit Software
Helen Greiner, Co-Founder and President, iRobot
Theo Gray, Co-founder, PaleGray Labs
Saul Griffith, Co-Founder, Squid Labs
JOHN GUSTAFSON, Former Chief Product Architect, AMD
Catherine Havasi, Chief Executive Officer, Luminoso
Jeremy Heffner, Product Manager, HunchLab, and Senior Data Scientist, Azavea
Hugh Herr, Director, Biomechatronics Group, MIT Media Lab
Danny Hillis, Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Applied Minds
Paul Hofmann, Chief Technology Officer, Space-Time Insight
Pablos Holman, Inventor, Intellectual Ventures
Tom Holman, President, TMH Corporation and Inventor, THX Sound System
Eric Horvitz, Senior Researcher, Adaptive Systems & Interaction Group, Microsoft Research
Hou Ziqiang, Chief Technology Advisor, China Netcom
Andrew "bunnie" Huang, Vice President, Hardware, Chumby Industries
DAVID HUGHES, Managing Director, Decision Concepts Ltd, and Manager, Solution Development, The Interactive Institute
Bernardo Huberman, Director, Information Dynamics Lab, HP Laboratories
Mikko HyppÖnen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure
Junaid Islam, Chief Technology Officer, Vidder, Inc
Joe Jacobson, Leader, MIT Media Lab NanoMedia Group and Co-founder, E Ink
Brian David Johnson, Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Jeff Jonas, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics
Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
Dean Kamen, Founder, DEKA Research and Development
Alan Kay, Consultant and TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board Member
Shani Keysar, Chief Executive Officer, Sol Chip
Erik Kline, Computer Scientist, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
James Kondo, Country Manager, Twitter
Ray Kurzweil, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kurzweil Technologie
Craig Labovitz, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, DeepField s
Jeehyung Lee, Co-Developer, EteRNA
Doug Lenat, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board, and Founder, Cyc
Joshua Levine, Chief Technology Officer, Americans Elect
Amory Lovins, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Jim Marggraff, Chairman, CEO, and Founder, Eyefluence
Emilio Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, Agnitio
Jane McGonigal, Lead Designer, 42 Entertainment
Patrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping, Ushahidi
Sascha Meinrath, Director, New America Foundation Open Technology Initiative
Daniel Mellinger, Co-Founder, KMel Robotics
Dwight Merriman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, 10gen
Damon Millar, Partner, BuffaloGrid
MARVIN MINSKY, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
CATHERINE MOHR, Senior Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical
Ike Nassi, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist, SAP Labs
Ted Nelson, Computer Scientist
RISHIYUR NIKHIL, Chief Technology Officer, Bluespec
Carlos Olguin, Head, Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter Group, Autodesk Research
Ian Oppermann, Director, ICT Centre, CSIRO
Ray Ozzie, Former Chief Software Architect, Microsoft
MARIO PANICCIA, Intel Fellow and General Manager, Silicon Photonics Organization
Greg Papadopoulos, Chief Technology Officer, Sun Microsystems
Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Director, Human Dynamics Laboratory, MIT Media Lab
Aza Raskin, Founder, Massive Health
Eric Raymond, Former President, Open Source Initiative
David P. Reed, Advisory Board Member TTI/Vanguard, and Chief Scientist, TidalScale
Yorke Rhodes, III, Blockchain Business Strategist, Microsoft
Steven Rubinow, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NYSE Euronext
David Salesin, Principal Scientist, Advanced Technology Labs, Adobe Systems
Ray Sanders, Founder, Chairman, and Inventor, SAIN Networks
D Sculley, Software Engineer, Google
Victor Shenkar, Chief Executive Officer, GeoSim Systems
Vishal Sikka, Chief Technology Officer, SAP
Charles Simonyi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Intentional Software
Larry Smarr, Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
Doug Solomon, Chief Technology Officer, Ideo
Steve Song, Founder, Village Telco
Michael Stonebraker, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Vertica Systems
David Tennenhouse, Vice President of Research, Intel
Greg Timms, Deputy Research Director, Intelligent Sensing and Systems Laboratory, CSIRO
Emina Torlak, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
John Underkoffler, Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries
Eben Upton, Founder and Trustee, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Andrew Viterbi, President, The Viterbi Group
BRIAN WILFLEY, Chief Scientist, TripleRing
Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus, IBM Academy of Technology
Stephen Wolfram, Founder, Wolfram Research
Phil Zimmerman, Author, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
JÉrÉmie Zimmermann, Co-Founder, La Quadrature du Net

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Erik Andrejko, Vice President, Science, Climate Corporation
Eric Berlow,
Research Scientist, Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab (PEaCE Lab)
LuÍs Bettencourt, Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Chad Bouton, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Ed Boyden, Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT Media Lab
Paula Bramel, Assistant Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Paul Braun, University of Illinois
Qing Cao, Research Scientist in Materials Science and Nanotechnology, IBM Watson Research Center
Richard Carmona, M.D., The 17th Surgeon General of The United States
NAOMI E. CHAYEN, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
William Dally, Chief Scientist, NVIDIA
Greg Dobler, Research Scientist, CUSP and Research Assistant Professor of Physics, NYU
John Donoghue, Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University and Founder, Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems
James Ellenbogen, Chief Scientist, Nanosystems Group and Emerging Technologies Division, MITRE Corporation
Doug Emlen, Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
ELSPETH GARMAN, Director of the Systems Biology Programme at the Doctoral Training Centre Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford
Murray Gell-Mann, Distinguished Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, and Nobel Laureate in Physics
JIM GIMZEWSKI, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles
LATA GOVADA, Research Associate, Imperial College London
Julia R. Greer, Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics at CalTech
Nagui Halim, IBM Fellow and Director, Chief Architect Big Data
Barbara Han, Disease Ecologist, Cary Institute
William Haseltine, President, William A. Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences
Jeff Hawkins, Executive Director and Chairman, Redwood Neuroscience Institute
Andrew Hessel, Autodesk Distinguished Researcher
Todd Hylton, Senior Vice President, Brain Corporation
Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist, Entity Analytics Group, IBM
Alex Kendall, Trinity College, University of Cambridge  
Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Tristan Lawry, Scientist, Applied Physical Sciences
Matthew Lieberman, Director, Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles
Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., Director, National Library of Medicine
Melissa Lechner, Resident Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Leon Lederman, Nobel Laureate in Physics
Marc Levoy, VMware Founders Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Emeritus
Satoshi Matsuoka, Professor, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Carver Mead, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus, Caltech
Tommaso Melodia, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
Pietro Michelucci, Director, Human Computation Institute
Vivienne Ming, Chief Scientist, Gild
Vijay Mital, General Manager of Ambient Computing & Robotics, Microsoft
Subhasish Mitra, Chambers Faculty Scholar of Engineering and Director, Robust Systems Group, Stanford
Erik Mueller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Symbolic AI
Saket Navlakha, Assistant Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Dan V Nicolau, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Molecular Sense Ltd.
Cun-Zheng Ning, Professor of Electrical Engineering Arizona State
Sander Otte, Associate Professor, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
David Payne, Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton
Claudia Perlich, Chief Scientist, m6d
Roland Pitts, Founding Senior Research Scientist, Planar Energy
Bogdan Popa, Research Scientist, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Duke University
Ivan Poupyrev, Senior Research Scientist, Disney Research
Ellen Prager, President, Earth2Ocean, Inc.
Michael Rubinstein, Research Scientist, Google
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Professor, Scripps Research Institute
Julie Shah, Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Leader, Interactive Robotics Group, CSAIL, MIT
Christina D. Smolke, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford
James Strittholt, President and Executive Director, Conservation Biology Institute
Nam Pyo Suh, President, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
VYTAS SUNSPIRAL, Senior Robotics Researcher, Intelligent Robotics Group, Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Vamsi Talla, Sensor Systems Lab, University of Washington
Hu "Tiger" Tao, Assistant Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin
Mark Tibbitt, Chief Technology Officer, Nanoly Bioscience and Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT
Dustin Tyler, Kent H. Smith Professor and Director, Functional Neural Interface Lab, Case Western Reserve University
Nynke van den Akker, Researcher, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht
Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering
Duncan Wass, Professor of Catalysis, Bristol University School of Chemistry
Michael Wertheimer, Director of Research, National Security Agency
Dennis Whyte, Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Director of the Science and Fusion Center, MIT
Stan Williams, Director, Information and Quantum Systems Lab, Hewlett Packard
Maryanne Wolf, Director, Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts University
Paul Woskov, Senior Research Engineer Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT
Jackie Ying, Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Larry Zitnick, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

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GARY ATKINSON, Director, Emerging Technologies, ARM
Yochai Benkler,
Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Stewart Brand, Co-Founder, Global Business Network and Co-Founder, The Long Now Foundation
Nicholas Carr, Author, The Big Switch
Michael Hayden, Former Director, National Security Agency and Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
Larry Lessig, Founder, Center for Internet and Society and Professor, Harvard Law School
Barry C. Lynn, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
John Negroponte, Former Director, National Intelligence
Claudio Prado, Coordinator of Digital Policy, Brazilian Ministry of Culture
Roger Schank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Socratic Arts
Chris Shipley, Co-Founder, Guidewire Group
Tiffany Shlain, Founder and Creative Director, The Webby Awards
David Weinberger, Consultant and Author, Small Pieces Loosely Joined
Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute
Ethan Zuckerman, Director, MIT Center for Civic Media

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Peter Ackerman, Founding Chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
COLIN ANGLE, Chief Executive Officer, iRobot
Antoine Blondeau, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sentient Technologies
Vanu Bose, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vanu
Eric Brown, Director, Watson Technologies, IBM
Nolan Bushnell, Co-Founder, ModalVR
Micheline Casey, Chief Data Officer, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Gordon Castle, Vice President, Head of Industry Area Mediacom, Group Function Technology, Ericsson, Inc.
WESLEY CHAN, General Partner, Google Ventures
Michal Cenkl, Director of Innovation and Technology, MITRE
Bill Coughlin, President, Ford Global Technologies
Stephen DeAngelis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Enterra
Marie Ekeland, Partner, Elaia Partners
Juan Enriquez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Biotechonomy
Judy Estrin, Chief Executive Officer, JLabs LLC
Benedict Evans, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
William A. Haseltine, President, ACCESS Health International, Inc.
Gerhard Fasol, Founder and CEO, Eurotechnology Japan K.K.
Rob Girling, Principal and Co-Founder, Artefact Group
Steve Grobman, Intel Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Intel Security Group
Veronika Haunold, Chief Executive Officer, TINA VIENNA
Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), Principal, Chertoff Group, Former Director, NSA, and Former Director, CIA
Alicia Jackson, Chief Technology Officer, Drawbridge Health, Inc.
STEVE JURVETSON, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
MARTIN KEEN, Founder/Designer/CEO, Focal Upright
ERIC KUHNE, Founding Principal, CivicArts
Ryan Lackey, Principal, Security Practice, CloudFlare
Jeff Legault, Director of Strategic Business Development, National Robotics Engineering Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Blair Levin, Communications and Society Fellow, Aspen Institute
Gilman Louie, Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
Bill Macaitis, Chief Marketing Officer, Slack
Jim Marggraff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Livescribe
Mark Maybury, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, MITRE
John McCarter, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Field Museum
Patty McCord, Principal, Patty McCord Consulting, and former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
Robert Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Michal Migurski, Chief Technology Officer, Code For America
Mark Natkin, Founding and Managing Director, Marbridge Consulting
Erik Nieves, Technology Director, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
Ray Ozzie, Chief Executive Officer, Talko
K. Venkatesh Prasad, Group and Senior Technical Leader, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford Research And Innovation
Marc Raibert, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Dynamics
Kyle Roche, General Manager, Internet of Things, Amazon Web Services
Joseph Romm, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Energy and Climate Solutions
Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-Founder, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
David Schafran, Co-Founder and CEO, EyeNetra
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, Sloan School of Management Center for Digital Business, MIT
Nova Spivack, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Radar Networks
Vicki Swisher, Consultant and former Senior Director, Intellectual Property Development, Korn Ferry
Ralph E. Taylor-Smith, Managing Director, GE Ventures
Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies,
U.S. Department of State
Daniel Teweles, President, Kairos Society
John Tolva, President, PositivEnergy Practice
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
Cyrus Wadia, Assistant Director, U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy
K. KRASNOW WATERMAN, Chief Executive Officer, LawTechIntersect LLC
Ben Wellington, Quantitative Analyst, Two Sigma
Christopher White, Principal Researcher, Microsoft, Formerly Program Manager, DARPA
Symon Whitehorn, Director of Design Strategy, Eastman Kodak Company
Dan Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, Cyberpack Ventures
GUY WOLLAERT, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical and Innovation Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
ANDREW WOLSTENHOLME, OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Crossrail Ltd
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation
Niklas ZennstrÖm, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, The Skype Group
Charles Zhang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,

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Manuel Aparicio, Chief Technology Officer, Saffron
Danielle Applestone, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Other Machine Co.
Matthew Atwood,
President, Algae Systems
JoÃo Barros, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Veniam
Adam Beguelin, Chief Executive Officer,
Charlie Bogue, Wind+Wing Technologies
Susan Bonds, President and Chief Executive Officer, 42 Entertainment
Akram Boukai, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Silicium Energy
Will Brick, General Manager, TechShop Detroit
Nolan Bushnell, Chief Executive Officer, BrainRush
Vitalik Buterin, Founder, Ethereum
ROBIN CHASE, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Buzzcar
Eric Cheng, Director of Aerial Imaging, DJI
Calvin Chin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Scott Clark, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, SigOpt
STEVE COUSINS, Founder, Savioke
Simon Crosby, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bromium
Phil Cuff, Executive Chairman, Token One Pty Ltd Australia
WALTER DE BROUWER, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Scanadu
MARCO DELLA TORRE, Co-founder and Vice President of Product Science, Basis Science Inc.
Renee DiResta, Vice President of Business Development, Haven
JERI ELLSWORTH, Co-Founder, Technical Illusions
Allan Evans, Chief Technology Officer, Avegant
Chris Evdemon, Partner, Innovation Works Development Fund
Dorian Ferlauto, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BriteHub
Danielle Fong, Cofounder and Chief Scientist, LightSail Energy
ADAM FUDAKOWSKI, Director of Operations, Nanoclave Technologies, and Founder, Crowd Projects Ltd.
Jay Gardner, President, Wind+Wing Technologies
ADAM GHETTI, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ionic Security
Ian Glenn, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Owner, ING Robotic Aviation
Vikas Gupta, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Play-I
Joe Hellerstein, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Trifacta
Mowgli Holmes, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Phylos Bioscience
Duncan J. Irschick, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Co-founder, Geckoskin
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Co-Founder, Wiivv Wearables
Sanjay Jhawar, President, Chief Product Officer, and Co-founder, RealWear
Kimmo Kalliola, Chief Executive Officer, Quuppa
Matt Kammerait, Vice President, Product Marketing, DAQRI
Sumant Kawale, Senior Director, Business Development, SparkCognition
DANNY KIM, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lit Motors
Jini Kim, Founder, NunaHealth
Heidi Kujawa, President, ByFusion
Gary Kurek, Founder, Kugar, Inc.
TAN LE, Co-Founder and President, Emotiv Systems
ED LU, Chief of Innovative Applications, Liquid Robotics
Rohan Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, RoadZen
Sean McDonald, President, Bitwater Farms
Melissa Mercer, Founder, Pixxcell
Anne Miglarese, President and Chief Executive Officer, PlanetIQ
Scott Miller, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Dragon Innovation
Luca Morena, Co-Founder and CEO, iCoolhunt SpA/Nextatlas
Pashon Murray, Co-Founder, Detroit Dirt
Ike Nassi, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TidalScale
Craig Newmark, Founder, craigslist
Kazuhiko Nishi, Founder, ASCII Corporation
Steven Nixon, Founder, Steven Nixon Consulting
Frank Nuovo, Founder, Design Studio Nuovo
Sean Parker, Managing Partner, Founders Fund
BILL PARRISH, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Tyrian Systems
DAVID PETO, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aframe
Emile Petrone, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tindie
Jon Phillips, Founder and Developer, Fabricatorz
Nick Pinkston, Founder, Plethora
Raluca Ada Popa, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, and Co-founder, Preveil
JULIAN RANGER, Founder and Chairman, SocialSafe
Andrew Rasiej, Founder, Personal Democracy Media
Jessica Richman, Co-founder, uBiome
JOSEPH SCHLESINGER, Founder, ArcBotics, and Founder & Director, MakeIt Labs
Will Scully-Power, Managing Director, Datarati
Peter Semmelhack, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bug Labs
Dror Sharon, President, Consumer Physics, Inc.
Reshma Shetty, Co-founder, Ginkgo BioWorks
Zach Sims, Co-Founder, Codecademy
Josh Spear, Co-Founder, Undercurrent
Scott Summit, Co-Founder, Bespoke Innovations
Jolijt Tamanaha, Co-founder, Champio, Co-founder, Farmplicity, Chief Marketing Officer, Fresh Prints
Dmitriy Tseliakhovich, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Technology Officer, Escape Dynamics
Ari Tuchman, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantifind
Eben Upton, Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation and TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board Member
Sunil Vemuri, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, reQall
SCOTT WALCHEK, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Trōv
Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia
Danielle Wuchenich, Vice President and Co-founder, Liquid Instruments
Raz Yalov, Chief Executive Officer, Zula
Adam Zagorecki, Co-founder, Infermedica
Gabe Zichermann, Chief Executive Officer,

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Sara Armbruster, Vice President, Strategy, Research and New Business Innovation, Steelcase
Catherine Ashcraft,
Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
Genevieve Bell, Director, User Experience, Intel
JOHANNA BLAKLEY, Managing Director and Director of Research at the University of Southern California's Norman Lear Center
Erica Boothby, Yale University
Scott Borg, Director and Chief Economist, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
Daniel Bryson, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stark Design
FRANS B. M. DE WAAL, C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior, Emory University
Erin Dolan, Executive Director, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, University of Texas at Austin
Hugh Dubberly, Principal, Dubberly Design Office
Fernando Flores, President, National Innovation Council for Competitiveness, Government of Chile
Donna K. Flynn, Director, WorkSpace Futures, Steelcase
Ahna Girshick, Head of Product & Partnerships, Enlitic
Thorvaldur Gylfason, Professor of Economics, University of Iceland
OLIVER HARRISON, Senior Vice President, Healthways International
Richard Klomp, Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Shonali Krishnaswamy, Head, Data Analytics Dept., Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Bill Maurer, Director, Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion
Andrew McAfee, Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management
Paul Ormerod, Partner, Volterra Partners, and Author, Why Most Things Fail: Evolution, Extinction and Economics
Ryan Phelan, Executive Director and Cofounder, Revive and Restore / The Long Now Foundation
Rick Robinson, Vice President, Marketing Analytics, Sapient
David Rothschild, Economist, Microsoft Research
Christian Rudder, Co-founder, OKCupid
TONY SALVADOR, Director, Culture Dynamics Lab, Intel
Jon Schull, Research Scientist, MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity) Center at RIT
Clay Shirky, Writer and Consultant
Barry Schwartz, Professor, Swarthmore College
Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Francesca Spidalieri, Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University
Kenneth O. Stanley, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida
Ian Stewart, Chief Economist, Deloitte UK
Joseph Tainter, Project Leader, Cultural Heritage Research Project, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Dan Viederman, Chief Executive Officer, Verité
Pooja Warier, Co-Founder and Director, UnLtd India
Duncan Watts, Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University
Roy Weinstein, President, Micronomics
Nick Yee, Research Scientist, Palo Alto Research Center

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Anant Agarwal, President, edX
Brian Arthur,
Citibank Professor, Santa Fe Institute
MICHAEL BERNSTEIN, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
MICHAEL BEST, Associate Professor and Director the Technologies and International Development Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology
Katy BÖrner, Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Indiana University
William Byers, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University
Srdjan Capkun, Professor, ETH Zurich, and Co-founder, Sound-Proof
Jaime Carbonell, Director, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Sonia Chernova, Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early-Career Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing, and Director, Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning (RAIL) Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology
Yet-Ming Chiang, Professor of Materials Science, MIT
Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard University, and Author, The Innovator's Dilemma
HENRIK CHRISTENSEN, KUKA Chair of Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing
Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
JOHN HENRY CLIPPINGER, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, ID3, and Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab
BETH COLEMAN, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature and Co-director, Critical Media Lab, University of Waterloo
Jason Cong, Chancellor's Professor and Director, Center for Domain-Specific Computing, UCLA
John Doyle, Professor, Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering and Bio-Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell Tech
EDWARD FEIGENBAUM, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Frank Fitzek, Professor, Electronic Systems, Aalborg University
Robert Full, Director, Poly-PEDAL Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Erol Gelenbe, Dennis Gabor Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London
Neil Gershenfeld, Associate Professor, MIT Media Laboratory
Ken Goldberg, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Bartosz Grzybowski, Professor of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Systems, Northwestern University
J. Alex Halderman, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Robert W. Heath, Cullen Trust Endowed Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Karsten Held, Professor, Institute for Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology
James Hendler, Director, Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
John Hennessy, President, Stanford University
David Hillis, Professor, Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin
Chih-Ming Ho, Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Professor, UCLA School of Engineering
GUY HOFFMAN, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Robert Howe, Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering, Area Dean for Bioengineering, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biomedical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
LARRY HUNTER, Director, Center for Computational Pharmacology & Computational Bioscience Program, University of Colorado, Denver
DUSKO ILIC, Reader in Women's Health, King's College, London and Director of Research and Development at StemLifeLine, Inc.
Masa Inakage, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University
Eshel Ben-Jacob, Professor of Physics, Tel Aviv University
Brian Kernighan, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
Behrokh Khoshnevis, Director, CRAFT Lab, and Professor, USC
Marwan Khraisheh, Dean of Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
Sri Kosuri, Assistant Professor, UCLA
Tim Landgraf, Head of Biorobotics Lab, Institut für Informatik, Freie Universität Berlin
Yann LeCun, Silver Professor of Computer Science and Neural Science, The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Neural Science, New York University
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