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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  • 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

  • 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