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JIM CLIFTON HAS SERVED AS CEO OF GALLUP, a global leader in public opinion research and advanced analytics, since 1988. Under his leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions.

Mr. Clifton is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide.

His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice on virtually all key global issues.

Mr. Clifton is author of Wall Street Journal bestseller Wellbeing at Work, released in 2021, a book that explores how to build resilient and thriving teams in organizations. 

Mr. Clifton is also the author of the No. 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller It’s the Manager, the bestseller Born to Build, and The Coming Jobs War, as well as many articles on global leadership.  

He serves on several boards and is Chairman Emeritus of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Medgar Evers, Jackson State and Bellevue Universities. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.



Ben Pring co-founded Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award-winning books, What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business (2014). His latest book, Monster: Taming the Machines that Rules our Lives, Jobs, and Future was published in March 2021 and was a Financial Times Book of the Month. 

In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant. Ben sat on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School between 2017 and 2020. Ben was named as one of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2020 by Thinkers 50. He was recently named a leading influencer on the future of work by Onalytica. 

Ben’s expertise in helping clients see around corners, think the unthinkable, and calculate the compound annual growth rate of unintended consequences has made him an internationally recognized expert on leading edge technology and its intersection with business and society. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, BBC’s News Night, BBC World Service, PBS’s News Hour, NPR’s On Point, the Drucker Forum Report, Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune, The Sun, the MIT Review, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Parade, the Times of India, Quartz, Inc., Axios, the Australian, and the Economic Times.
Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. 

Professor Finkelstein has published 25 books and 90 articles, including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, which LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls the “leadership guide for the Networked Age.” 

He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a consultant and speaker to leading companies around the world, and a top 25 on the global Thinkers 50 list of top management gurus. 

Professor Finkelstein’s research and consulting work often relies on in depth and personal interviews with hundreds of people, an experience that led him to create and host his own podcast, The Sydcast, to uncover and share the stories of all sorts of fascinating people in business, sports, entertainment, politics, academia, and everyday life.




Sarah A. Soule is the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior and serves as Senior Associate Dean at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In her role as Senior Associate Dean, which she has held since 2016, she oversees the GSB’s diversity efforts. 

Soule is responsible for setting the strategic direction around diversity, equity, and inclusion for the School, writing the annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report, and creating research-based programs and initiatives to increase the diversity of the GSB faculty, staff, and student populations.

Dean Soule serves on the International Advisory Board to the President of the Stockholm School of Economics, on the Faculty Council for the Hasso Plattner School of Design (Stanford D. School), on the advisory board of the Danish Innovation Centre in Palo Alto, California, and on the faculty advisory board to the VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University.



Dr. Michael Chui is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. He leads research on the impact of disruptive technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as data & analytics, social & collaboration technologies, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, robotics & automation, and biological technologies.








Tony Simons wrote The Integrity Dividend: Leading by the Power of Your Word (Jossey Bass) in 2008, based on 15 years of survey and interview research into the notion that the credibility that follows from consistent follow-through is a leadership essential, and has continued his thought leadership on this difficult and consequential issue. 

Tony has published over 45 journal articles and book chapters for managerial and scholarly audiences. His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The Journal of Applied Psychology, and more. He is the Louis G. Schaeneman Jr. Chaired Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Management at Cornell University, where he has inspired and trained students and executives, and conducted cutting-edge research since 1993. 

He earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also a certified firewalk instructor. Tony has spoken and trained executives in leadership, negotiation, and credibility management at Northwestern’s Kellogg School, Cornell and in seminars in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico and Asia. 

Zsolt Katona is Cheryl and Christian Valentine Professor at the Haas School of Business.

His research focuses on online marketing strategy, networks, artificial intelligence and social media. 

Katona studies how firms can better take advantage of new digital technologies and how they can integrate them into their business strategy. 

Before joining Berkeley-Haas Katona received his PhD in Management (Marketing) from INSEAD. He also holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MSc in Mathematics, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary.
Scott Anthony is a Senior Partner at Innosight, where he helps leaders design new growth strategies, build innovation capabilities, navigate disruptive innovation, and manage strategic transformation. 

Scott has written eight books, including most recently Eat, Sleep, Innovate (2020) and Dual Transformation (2017), which describe how forward-thinking organizations can navigate disruptive change and own the future. 

Scott is a prolific contributor to Harvard Business Publishing. He is the most published digital author on HBR.org and is Harvard Business Corporate Learning’s most in-demand subject matter expert. He has been based in Singapore since 2010, where he served as a member of the Committee on the Future Economy and a Board member of MediaCorp from 2013-2019. 

In 2019 he was named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, and in 2017 he won the T50 Innovation Award.

Scott is a featured speaker on topics of innovation and growth. He has delivered keynote addresses on six continents, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Channel News Asia, CNBC, and FOX Business. 

Scott received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.


Gary A. Bolles is an internationally-recognized expert on the future of work, learning, and the organization. His focus is on the strategies for helping individuals, organizations, communities and countries to thrive as we prepare for a
post-pandemic world. 

He is the author of The Next Rules of Work: The mindset, skillset, and toolset to lead your organization through uncertainty (Kogan Page, August 2021).

As Chair for the Future of Work for Singularity University, he helps people understand the impact of exponential change on the worlds of work and education. 

As a partner in the consulting agency Charrette LLC, he helps organizations, educators and governments understand the needs of tomorrow’s workers and learners. 

And as co-founder of eParachute.com, he helps job-hunters & career changers with programs inspired by “What Color Is Your Parachute?”

He writes regularly on LinkedIn, and has nine courses on LinkedIn Learning with a total of over 600,000 students.





Tiffani Bova is the Chief Growth Evangelist at Salesforce, author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book GROWTH IQ, and host of the What’s Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova. A celebrated keynote and member of the Thinkers50 list, Bova inspires people to think forward, be bold and take action.

Bova was named one of 2020’s Top Virtual Keynote Speaker by Read Write and is a guest on Bloomberg, BNN, Cheddar, MSNBC, and Yahoo Finance, among others. She contributes her thinking to publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Diginomica, Quora, Thrive, Rotman School of Management and Duke Dialogue Review.

Bova is a top Twitter influencer, was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 37 Sales Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter, a LinkedIn Top Sales Expert to follow, a Top 100 Women in Tech, and one of the most Powerful and Influential Women in California.

Prior to working with Salesforce, she served as a Distinguished Analyst and Research Fellow for Gartner. There, she won the Thought Leadership award and earned accolades for her cutting-edge analysis and her skill at architecting bold new strategies for sales and growth.
Jim Detert is the John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and a Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Jim's research focuses on workplace courage, improvement-oriented voice (why people speak up or stay silent at work), ethical decision-making and behavior, and other leadership-related topics. This research, as well as his consulting experiences, has been conducted across a variety of global high-technology and service-oriented industries as well as public sector institutions, including K-12 education. Jim is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, and the author of the book Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work, published by Harvard Business Review Press.

Jim received his M.A. in sociology and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.


Susanne Biro is a coach to C-suite and executive level leaders. She is also a Forbes and CEO Magazine contributing writer, a TEDx and keynote speaker, and an author, facilitator, and executive development program designer. For two decades, Susanne has worked internationally with senior-level leaders in some of the world’s best companies. Whether coaching one-on-one or authoring, designing, and delivering development programs, her passion is the same: to help leaders reach their next level and create the kind of organizations and world we all truly seek. In 2020, Susanne founded The Inner Life Leadership Academy, a year-long program for business leaders who want to reach an unprecedented level of personal understanding and corresponding leadership mastery. 

Steven Franconeri is leading scientist, professor, and speaker on visual thinking, visual communication, and the psychology of data visualization. He is a Professor of Psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences at Northwestern, Director of the Northwestern Cognitive Science Program, as well as a Kellogg Professor of Management & Organizations by Courtesy. He is the director of the Visual Thinking Laboratory, where a team of researchers explore how leveraging the visual system - the largest single system in your brain - can help people think, remember, and communicate more efficiently. 

His undergraduate training was in computer science and cognitive science at Rutgers University, followed by a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University, and postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia. 

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