Leading IT Scientist
If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it's Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries that have become the bedrock for social physics.
Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc.
Speaker Steve Wozniak changed the computer world when he designed Apple's first product line: Apple I and II. He is also a philanthropist focusing on computer use in schools.
Co-Founder of Netflix
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur and was co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO until his retirement in 2004.
Government Adviser On Institutional Innovation
Formerly the Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Director of the White House Open Government Initiative, Noveck directs the Governance Lab. She is also a professor at NYU and MIT.
Best-Selling Author of The Sports Gene
The former Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, Epstein is one of the top sports science and medicine journalists today. Now a reporter at ProPublica, he investigates what leads to athletic excellence.
Creator, Wait But Why
From the most-watched TED talk of 2016, to HubSpot’s Inbound16 conference, Tim Urban is redefining the live speaking experience for the digital era.
Member of the Infamous MIT Blackjack Team
The inspiration for the book Bringing Down the House and the movie 21, Jeff Ma created an ingenious method for counting cards—using talent, creativity, math, and teamwork to win millions in Las Vegas.
Founder, Google Ideas & CEO, Jigsaw
As the founder and director of Google Ideas at Google and now the president of Jigsaw (its successor arm within Alphabet Inc.), Jared Cohen is at the forefront of using technology to tackle global challenges.