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Announcing The Digital Economist

Speaker Series

The Digital Economist has launched the Speaker Series to drive radical collaboration between global action leaders on the most urgent topics and challenges we face today: climate, health, society, economics. With the global population facing multiple man-made crises that threaten our existence and the wellbeing of the planet, using science and technology to serve human needs is no longer a choice – it's a necessity.

Upcoming speakers

Nathan Kaiser

General Counsel, Six Digital Exchange

Swiss lawyer, General Counsel at SDX, and Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

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Leslee Udwin

Founder & Executive Chair, Think Equal

Former filmmaker, Human Rights Campaigner, UN Women for Peace Activist Award winner and NY Times the Second Most Impactful woman of 2016, after Hillary Clinton

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Sonia Bashir Kabir

Founder, SBK Tech Ventures

Founder of SBK Tech Ventures and the SBK Foundation. Previously, Managing Director at Microsoft.

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Sophie Alcorn

Founder, Alcorn Immigration Law

Top 10 immigration attorney in the State of California, founder of Alcorn Immigration Law, author of TechCrunch’s “Dear Sophie”.

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Previous speakers

Jeffrey Saviano

Global Tax Innovation Leader, EY

EY Global Tax Innovation Leader, MIT Connection Science Fellow and Boston University School of Law Lecturer.

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Harald Stieber

Senior Economist, European Commission

Senior Economist at the European Commission and former Fellow at the Weatherhead Center of Harvard University.

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Martin Wainstein

Founder, Yale OpenLab

Founder and President of the Open Earth Foundation. Founder and lead scientist at the Yale Open Innovation Lab. 

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Andrew Andrea

Cofounder & Director, Impact17

Co-founder and Director, Impact17 and President and Founding Board Member, Sustainable Impact Association, Switzerland.

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Alex Pentland

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Faculty Director of MIT Connection Science and Forbes "7 most powerful data scientists in the world".

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Tomaso Aste

Faculty Director, UCL CBT

Professor of Complexity Science at University College London and Faculty Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. 

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Neelima Parasker

CEO, SnapIT Solutions

President and CEO at SnapIT Solutions, Innovator in Residence, Kauffman Foundation & member of Advisory Council, Federal Reserve of Kansas City.

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