Innovator Spotlight

  • Esther Dyson

    Entrepreneur and Business Leader

    Esther Dyson has devoted her life to discovering the inevitable and promoting the possible. As an investor/commentator, she focuses on emerging technologies and business models, emerging markets and emerging companies. In 1994, she was one of the first to explore the impact of the Net on intellectual property in her own (paid-subscription) newsletter Release 1.0 and in Wired. In 1997, she wrote a book on the impact of the Net on individuals’ lives, Release 2.0: A design for living in the digital age.

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  • Gene Wade

    Co-Founder & CEO of One University Network, Inc.

  • Ariel Waldman

    Global Instigator of Science Hack Day & Founder of Spacehack.org

  • Bret Weinstein

    Evolutionary Theorist & Professor at The Evergreen State College

  • Adam Werbach

    Co-Founder of yerdle

  • Susan Worthman

    Associate Chair of the MBA in Design Strategy at CCA

  • Sharon Waxman

    CEO & Editor-in-Chief of TheWrap

  • Lance Weiler

    Writer, Director & Experience Designer

  • Claudia Williams

    Senior Advisor for Health Technology & Innovation at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

  • Kate Welsh

    Program Manager: Education & Philanthropy at TED Conferences

  • David Witzel

    Chief of Conspiration at Hummingbird Labs

  • Jim Walsh

    Research Associate in the Security Studies Program at MIT

  • Andrew Weber

    Former Assistant Secretary of Defense & former Director of the Nuclear Weapons Council