Darren Fogelman

Founder & CEO

Global Dream Forum

Ben White 

Politico Chief Economic Correspondent and Morning Money Columnist.
CNBC Contributor.


Tim Aeppel

Economics & Companies Reporter


Lauren Young

Future of Work Leader and Wealth Editor 



Lydia Ramsey 

Senior Reporter
Business Insider

Helaine Olen

Opinion Writer

The Washington Post


Andrew Marantz

Staff Writer

The New Yorker

Author, Antisocial



Isaac Stone Fish 

Washington Post Global Opinions Contributing Columnist


Edmund Phelps

Winner of the 2006

Nobel Prize in Economics  

Director, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University



Nir Barzilai

Founding Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medecine and Expert in the Genetics of Longevity

Jamie Metzl

Technology Futurist, Sci-Fi Novelist, Media Commentator & Co-Chair, Partnership for a Secure America


Marc-André Blanchard

Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Member of Canada's

NAFTA Council

Bob Hormats

Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates

Former US Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs &

Former Vice Chairman

Goldman Sachs International


Judith Rodin

Former President Rockefeller Foundation and President Emerita, Pennsylvania University  

Elizabeth Cobbs

Prize-winning Historian &

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford. Previously on The State Department's Historical Advisory Committee & Jury for The Pulitzer Prize

John Paul Farmer

Chief Technology Officer

New York City 


Geoff Brown

Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Cyber Command New York City


Orville Schell 

Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations, China Observer, Author, Journalist. Former Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley 


Jay Olshansky

Professor School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago focusing on Biodemography and Gerontology

Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions


Scott Morris

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Development Finance and Debt at the US Treasury Department

Advisory Board Member

Asia International Infrastructure Bank (AIIB)

Saskia Sassen

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Kumar Dharmarajan

Chief Scientific Officer

Clover Health 

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Yale School of Medicine 


Josh Tucker

Co-Director NYU Center for Social Media and Politics and SMaPP Lab 

Editor, The Monkey Cage Blog

Washington Post


Arun Sundararajan

Professor of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Statistics 

NYU Stern


Jonathan Ward

The Atlas Organization &

Author China's Vision of Victory 


Robert D. Atkinson 

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Ramesh Srinivasan

Professor, UCLA Department of Information Studies

Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab

Author, Beyond The Valley 



Neal Pollard



Chris Yiu

Executive Director

Technology and Public Policy

Tony Blair Institute


Blair Levin

Former Executive Director

National Broadband Plan & Former Chief of Staff to Chairman Federal Communications Commission

Jennifer Gerbi

   Associate Director for Technology and Program Director, 

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)



Steve Piekarczyk

Co-Founder & COO

Sigma AI

John Duncan

Former Director of Policy,

US Secretary of Commerce Gutierrez and Acting Chief of Staff, US Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Meridian Research

Sean Kanuck

First US National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues 


Andre Correa d’Almeida

Author and Political Economist Columbia University

Merit Janow

Dean of SIPA

Columbia University


Vijay Vaitheeswaran

US Business Editor
The Economist

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