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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  • Robert Scheer

    Editor-In-Chief of Truthdig & Professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication

  • Gareth Porter

    Independent Investigative Journalist & Historian

  • Heather Hurlburt

    Director of New Models of Policy Change at New America

  • Robert Naiman

    Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy

  • Charles Knight

    Senior Fellow at Center for International Policy & Co-Founder of Project on Defense Alternatives

  • Peter Leyden

    Founder of Reinvent

  • Dave Chen

    Founder & CEO of Equilibrium Capital Group

  • Liesbet Peeters

    Managing Partner at D. Capital Partners Limited

  • David Bank

    CEO & Editor of ImpactAlpha

  • Sari Miller

    CEO of Sarjay, Inc. & Angel Investor in LeapFrog Investments

  • Joy Anderson

    President & Founder of Criterion Institute

  • Lloyd Kurtz

    Chief Investment Officer at Nelson Capital Management

  • Adam Davis

    Partner at Ecosystem Investment Partners

  • Jamais Cascio

    Distinguished Fellow at Institute for the Future

  • Ramez Naam

    Author of "The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet"

  • David Brin

    Physicist & Bestselling Science Fiction Author