The Digital Economist Speaker Series
The Digital Economist successfully launched two inspiring seasons of the weekly Speaker Series, beginning October of 2020. Stay tuned for our Season Three announcement - sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear! We 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.
Featured Speaker | Season 2
Season 2 Speakers
Senior Manager, Salesforce
Samira Khan is a senior manager of Global Impact Experience at Salesforce.org, working at the nexus of social innovation/impact and tech. She is a former strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney.
Head of Public Sector Engagement, WEF
Felipe is currently at WEF's Tropical Forest Alliance. Previously, advisor to Government of Costa Rica, The Nature Conservancy and Head of The Environmental Program Unit at UNDP.
Materials Engineer, Apple
Vanessa Eguavoen is a Materials Engineer in Product design at Apple. Vanessa holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Founder, Digital Twin Labs
Founder and CEO of Digital Twin Labs and Advisor to the Gates Foundation. Cofounder and CPO of StreamSum. Former CTO for IBM Blockchain-IoT-Cloud.
Dr. Christian Busch
Author, The Serendipity Mindset
Professor at New York University & London School of Economics, author of The Serendipity Mindset: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck and member, World Economic Expert Forum.
Dr. Mandeep Rai
Author, The Values Compass
Author of "The Values Compass" and former broadcast journalist for the BBC World Service and Reuters. Mandeep holds a PhD in global values. She has traveled to over 150 countries.
VP, Global eCommerce Experience, Dell
Harsh is responsible for driving vision, strategy, and execution for Dell’s e-Commerce experiences across the globe. Masters in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M.
Chief Products & Technology Officer, PwC
Joe is the Vice Chair, Chief Products and Technology Officer at PwC. Joe serves on PwC's US Leadership Team and graduated from Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University.
Attorney, Joe Adams & Associates
Joe Adams is an immigration lawyer with a large celebrity and entrepreneurial clientele. Member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and JD from University of California.
President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world's largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. America’s Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes.
German entrepreneur and Chairman of Horasis, an independent international organization dedicated to inspiring our future. Former Director of Asia at the World Economic Forum.
Clara Ferreira Marques
Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering commodities and environmental, social and governance issues. Previously, associate editor for Reuters Breakingviews.
Featured Speaker | Season 1
Season 1 Speakers
North America Head, Argus Media
David Givens is Head of Natural Gas and Power Services for North America for Argus Media, Inc., the leading independent provider of energy and commodity markets across different regions in the world.
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
General Counsel, Six Digital Exchange
Swiss lawyer, General Counsel at SDX, and Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.
Cofounder & Director, Impact17
Co-founder and Director, Impact17 and President and Founding Board Member, Sustainable Impact Association, Switzerland.
Faculty Director of MIT Connection Science and Forbes "7 most powerful data scientists in the world".
Faculty Director, UCL CBT
Professor of Complexity Science at University College London and Faculty Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
Top 10 immigration attorney in the State of California, founder of Alcorn Immigration Law, author of TechCrunch’s “Dear Sophie”.
Sonia Bashir Kabir
Founder, SBK Tech Ventures
Founder of SBK Tech Ventures and the SBK Foundation. Previously, Managing Director at Microsoft.
Global Tax Innovation Leader, EY
EY Global Tax Innovation Leader, MIT Connection Science Fellow and Boston University School of Law Lecturer.
Senior Economist, European Commission
Senior Economist at the European Commission and former Fellow at the Weatherhead Center of Harvard University.
Founder, Yale OpenLab
Founder and President of the Open Earth Foundation. Founder and lead scientist at the Yale Open Innovation Lab.
CEO, SnapIT Solutions
President and CEO at SnapIT Solutions, Innovator in Residence, Kauffman Foundation & member of Advisory Council, Federal Reserve of Kansas City.