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

  • Steven Johnson

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

  • Natalie Foster

    Advisor to the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative

  • Robert Atkinson

    Founder & President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

  • Catherine Bracy

    Co-Founder and Executive Director, TechEquity Collaborative

  • Bobby Fishkin

    CEO, President & Co-Founder of Reframeit Inc

  • Rusty Rueff

    Angel Investor & Philanthropist

  • Ben Casnocha

    Technology Entrepreneur & Author

  • Brewster Kahle

    Founder of the Internet Archive

  • Susan Moffat

    Project Director of UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative

  • Mijo Vodopic

    Program Officer at MacArthur Foundation