Co-author of Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Futures, Glen Hiemstra is an expert in preferred future planning. As founder and owner of Futurist.com, Glen directs the company in disseminating information about the future, to assist individuals, organizations and industries in creating the futures they prefer.
Marketing maven Greg Stuart, a 20-year veteran of the advertising industry, and former CEO and president of the IAB, the leading global association for the interactive advertising and marketing industry, has co-authored a groundbreaking book titled What Sticks ? Why Most Advertising Fails and How to Guarantee Yours Succeeds.
A recognized expert on the larger implications of today's revolution in the Life Sciences, Dr. Gregory Stock explores the larger evolutionary significance of humanity, which he wrote about in his book, The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism. A leading authority on genomic testing, anti-aging medicine and developmental biology, Dr. Stock is the President and CEO of Signum Biosciences where he is developing therapeutics for Alzheimer's.
Expert on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership, Jack Uldrich is a leading expert on helping businesses to adapt. He has served as an advisor to Fortune 1000 companies and is noted for his ability to deliver provocative, new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change and transformational leadership. Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker, and best-selling author.
CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, Dr. James Canton is a leading authority on future trends in innovation. He is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World for the Next 5, 10 and 20 Years and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.
A recipient of NASA's Distinguished Speaker award, Dr. Logan is a 19-year veteran of NASA. Among many leadership roles within NASA's space medicine program, Dr. Logan served as Chief of Flight Medicine - as personal physician to the astronauts and their families - and Chief of Medical Operations. Board certified in Aerospace Medicine, he is Mission Control certified and has directly supported many space missions. An international thought leader in health science and telemedicine technology, Dr. Logan developed the initial design for a telemedicine-based, in-flight medical delivery system for long duration missions.
Audiences worldwide are inspired by Dr. Logan's unique, enthusiastic and entertaining explorations of the impact of emerging discoveries on our daily lives. He motivates individuals to stretch their imaginations and infuses a sense of wonder on the possibilities of human destiny in an increasingly awe-inspiring universe.
As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review, including the rapidly expanding U.S. and international websites, the award-winning print magazine, videos, newsletters, business reports, and live events such as EmTech, the company's annual conference focused on emerging technologies. He also serves as chairman of its international entrepreneurial network, MIT Enterprise Forum. Mr. Pontin joined MIT Technology Review in 2004 as its editor and was named publisher in August 2005.
From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication. From 2002 to 2004 he served as editor in chief of the Acumen Journal, which he founded, covering the business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and the Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio.
Author of Developing Green: Strategies for Success and The Insider's Guide to Marketing Green Buildings, Jerry Yudelson is a leading green building expert in the US and has trained 3,000 people in the LEED rating system. He was the co-founder and director of the Green Building Services consulting unit and his latest book, Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis, outlines the best ways to manage scarce water resources and handle upcoming urban water crises.
Chairman and Co-CEO at Research In Motion, best known for creating the BlackBerry, Jim Balisillie is responsible for directing the Research In Motion's strategy, business development and finance. Jim is also founder of The Centre for International Governance Innovation and is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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