Dr. Ferrari is an Affiliate Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) in Boulder, CO.  The mission of the lab is to conduct directed research that contributes to fundamental understanding of the atmosphere and related physical, biological, and social systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the scientific community; and to develop and transfer knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth.  Follow: @NCAR_Science 

 

Dr. Parag Khanna is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap. He has advised many governments and corporations around the world and serves on the boards of numerous financial institutions and technology companies. He has been a fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School, New America Foundation, and Brookings Institution, and worked at the World Economic Forum and Council on Foreign Relations. Parag’s newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2010, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.  Follow Parag on twitter: @paragkhanna

 

 

 

The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) promotes knowledge for business sustainability. IGEL works with a diverse and interdisciplinary network to develop and disseminate innovative research and business practices to solve the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet.  Michael teaches a course on risk at Penn’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and is on the Wharton IGEL Faculty Advisory Committee.   Follow: @WhartonIGEL

 

As a Research Affiliate with the OpenAG initiative at the MIT Media Lab, Dr. Ferrari works with a team that is bringing Data Science & Systems Science/Engineering to the exploration and development of future food production and distribution systems. The OpenAG systems approach to agriculture encompasses distributed food computers, data science & analytics, controlled environment systems, an ‘Open Phenome Library’ and open source hardware and software platforms.  Follow: @medialab

 

Michael serves on the advisory board for Samasource.  Samasource ‘Fuels AI for Humanity’, specializing in providing data solutions like data verification, machine learning and content moderation. How? We harness the power of the digital economy to lift people out of poverty by providing work that pays a living wage in places with high rates of unemployment. We call that Impact Sourcing.  Follow: @Samasource