Future & Tech speakers


Jacob Ward is an NBC News technology correspondent, and science & tech contributor for CNN, Al Jazeera, and PBS. The former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine, Ward writes for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Wired. LEARN MORE »


Founder & CEO of Girls in Tech and Author of Tech Boss Lady



Professor at Columbia Business School, & author of The Digital Transformation Playbook 



Former designer & engineer for Apple, and author of the bestseller Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process...


• Futurist, noted technology & innovation expert

• Big data expert & journalist

• Author of several books including The Numerati & Final Jeopardy

Founder of Behance & Adobe's Chief Product Officer

• Author of The Messy Middle & Making Ideas Happen

• Early Investor & Product Advisor, Pinterest, Uber  & Other Top Companies

• Co-Founder & CEO of Alby, an AI company that helps companies integrate large language models into their websites to create guided shopping and search experiences

• Author of A Brief History of Intelligence: Evolution, AI, and the Five Breakthroughs That Made Our Brains

• Director of external affairs for Google

• Former Editor at Fortune

• Author of The End of Suburbs & The Airbnb Story

• Founder & CEO of Girls in Tech

• Author of Tech Boss Lady

• Professor at Yale

• Author the NY Times called a “rock star” of computer science

• Leading Expert in Cybersecurity & Hacking

• Award-winning journalist & author of Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention

• Former designer & engineer for Apple  

• Author of the bestseller Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

• Humanitarian futures and strategic foresight expert

• Regents Professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at University of Arizona

• Sharing lessons from working at NASA on how we can learn our exploration of the cosmos.

• The expert on transformation and the tech-driven workplace

• Author of Disrupted, Lab Rats and STFU

• Writer on Silicon Valley. 

• Tech journalist & author of The One Device

• Former Wall Street Journal tech columnist

• Founder of Recode & former Executive Editor of The Verge

• Futurist & author on how emerging technologies are shaping our future

• Usability pioneer with 40 years experience in UX

• Author of 8 books including Designing Web Usability and Multimedia and Hypertext

• "The guru of Web page usability"  –NY Times

• Silicon Valley futurist and technologist

• Managing director of Massive Entertainment

• Author of The Dream Architects

Generative A.I. and Metaverse Expert

• CEO of the game design firm Beamable 

• Professor at Columbia Business School 

• Author of The Digital Transformation Playbook on how to rethink any traditional business for the digital age 

• Author of The Innovation Delusion: How Our Obsession with the New Has Disrupted the Work That Matters Most

• Silicon Valley forecaster and Stanford Professor

• Former CTO at the US Department of Health and Human Services 

• A globally renowned expert in the areas of innovation, leadership, public policy & healthcare 

• Founder & CEO of TerraCycle, a company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste 

• Author of The Innovation Delusion: How Our Obsession with the New Has Disrupted the Work That Matters Most

• NBC News technology correspondent 

• Founder & CEO of CX/Digital

• Author of The Digital-First Customer Experience: Seven Design Strategies from the World’s Leading Brands

• Global futurist & bestselling author