Innovator Spotlight

  • Saul Griffith

    Serial Entrepreneur & Inventor, Chief Scientist at Otherlab

    Saul Griffith is a reinventor right out of central casting: MIT geek, MacArthur Fellow “genius,” serial entrepreneur, DARPA-funded innovator who is always working a decade ahead of everyone else. Currently the co-founder and Chief Scientist of Otherlabs, Griffith has also founded or co-founded a dozen companies, delivered TED talks on everyday inventions, and been profiled in The New Yorker.

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  • Peter Leyden

    Founder of Reinvent

  • Howard Rheingold

    Technology visionary, author & teacher

  • Felicia Wong

    President & CEO of Roosevelt Institute

  • Salim Ismail

    Founding Executive Director & Global Ambassador at Singularity University

  • José Bowen

    President of Goucher College

  • Martha Kanter

    Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education at NYU & former U.S. Under Secretary of Education

  • Kevin Kelly

    Senior Maverick at WIRED Magazine

  • Krisztina 'Z' Holly

    Tech Entrepreneur, Engineer, Innovator & Troublemaker

  • George Dyson

    Author & Historian of Technology

  • Keri Putnam

    Executive Director of Sundance Institute

  • Ted Hope

    Head Of Motion Picture Production at Amazon Studios & former CEO of Fandor

  • Cameron Bailey

    Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival

  • Ira Deutchman

    Managing Partner of Emerging Pictures & Film Program Chair at Columbia University

  • Hadi Partovi

    Co-Founder of

  • Mandeep Dhillon

    Co-Founder & CEO of 1StudentBody

  • Susanna Pollack

    Vice President of Partnerships & Special Projects at Games for Change

  • Brad DeLong

    Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley

  • Tiffany Shlain

    Filmmaker & Founder of The Webby Awards

  • Vivienne Ming

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Socos LLC

  • Brian Sager

    Serial Entrepreneur and CEO & Co-Founder of Omnity

  • Elñora Tena Webb

    President of Laney College

  • Soraya Darabi

    Co-Founder of Zady

  • Robin Chase

    Transportation Entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Zipcar & Veniam

  • Jeremiah Owyang

    Founder of Crowd Companies

  • Natalie Foster

    Advisor to the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative

  • Laura Murphy

    Former Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office

  • Jane McGonigal

    World-Renowned Game Designer & Bestselling Author

  • Arun Sundararajan

    Author of The Sharing Economy & Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business

  • Nick Pinkston

    Founder & CEO of Plethora

  • Sunil Paul

    Co-Founder of Sidecar

  • Joe Trippi

    Political Strategist, Media Consultant & FOX News Contributor

  • Jen Pahlka

    Founder & Executive Director of Code for America

  • Tim O’Reilly

    Founder of O'Reilly Media & Host of Next:Economy Conference

  • Steven Johnson

    Bestselling author & host of the PBS series "How We Got to Now"

  • Andrew Hessel

    Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Life Sciences

  • Ken Goldberg

    Professor, UC Berkeley

  • Paul Hawken

    Executive Director of Project Drawdown

  • Rachel Botsman

    World-renowned expert on an explosive new era of trust and technology

  • Orville Schell

    Arthur Ross Director of the Center On US-China Relations at the Asia Society

  • Carl Pope

    Author of "Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet"

  • Ting Kelly

    Co-founder of Metapattern

  • June Cohen

    Co-Founder & CEO, WaitWhat

  • Jonny Dyer

    GEO Hardware Lead, Google

  • Ed Lu

    Executive Director, B612 Asteroid Institute

  • Julie Hanna

    Technologist, Entrepreneur, Board Director, Investor and Advisor

  • Kai-Fu Lee

    Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures