Innovator Spotlight

  • Kara Swisher

    Co-founder of Recode, Host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts

    Kara Swisher is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. She also has a special series on MSNBC called Revolution on the impact of technology on work, society, and more, and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

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  • Brewster Kahle

    Founder of the Internet Archive

  • Susan Moffat

    Project Director of UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative

  • Alex Steffen

    Planetary Futurist & Writer

  • Tim O’Reilly

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

  • David Brin

    Physicist & Bestselling Science Fiction Author

  • Robin Chase

    Transportation Entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Zipcar & Veniam

  • Peter Schwartz

    Chief Futures Officer & Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Salesforce

  • Ari Wallach

    Founder & CEO of Synthesis Corp.

  • Felicia Wong

    President & CEO of Roosevelt Institute

  • Howard Rheingold

    Technology visionary, author & teacher

  • Michael Pollan

    Bestselling author & lecturer on food, agriculture, health & the environment

  • Ali Partovi

    Investor in Dropbox & Co-Founder of LinkExchange & Code.org

  • Carl Pope

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

  • Bill McKibben

    Founder of 350.org

  • Brad DeLong

    Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley

  • Orville Schell

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

  • Saul Griffith

    Serial Entrepreneur & Inventor

  • Paul Hawken

    Executive Director of Project Drawdown

  • Julian Agyeman

    Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University

  • Sunil Paul

    Co-Founder of Sidecar

  • Nikki Silvestri

    Founder & CEO at Soil and Shadow

  • Julie Hanna

    Technologist, Entrepreneur, Board Director, Investor and Advisor