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

• Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Design & Emerging Products, at Adobe

• Bestselling author of two books & writer of leading technology industry newsletter, Implications

• 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

• FutureTech Expert 

• Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

• 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 and Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure

• Head of Product Engineering at Humane

• 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.

• Award-winning author of several books, including The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future

• Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and the Director of the Center for Employment and Labor Law (CELP)

• The expert on transformation and the tech-driven workplace

• Author of Disrupted, Lab Rats and STFU

• Writer on Silicon Valley. 

• Tech journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, Wired, the Atlantic, the LA Times, the Guardian, Slate, VICE Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, and beyond

• Author of The One Device and the acclaimed 2023 book, Blood in the Machine

• 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

• Silicon Valley futurist and technologist

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