Aaron Dignan

Founder at The Ready

Aaron is the founder of The Ready, an org design and transformation firm based in New York, and the former CEO of Undercurrent. He is the author of Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success. Aaron also sits/sat on advisory boards for GE, American Express, and PepsiCo, as well as the board of directors of Smashburger. He writes on the future of work at medium.com/@aarondignan. part: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8

Adam Pisoni

Founder & CEO, Always Be Learning

Adam's career has been focused on helping organizations become more responsive. He co-founded Yammer, ultimately creating one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all time. Adam oversaw product, analytics, and engineering, scaling the company to 500 employees. In 2015, Adam founded Always Be Learning, the product of his passion for education and expertise in building 21st century organizations. part: 1,2,4,5,8

Anton Andrews

Director of Office Envisioning, Microsoft

Anton runs the Office Envisioning team in Microsoft, creating next generation prototypes and conducting thought leadership partnerships to build a vision of the future of productivity. He previously founded the Design Strategy team in Microsoft's Entertainment Division and was a creative director at Philips Design in the Netherlands. part: 1,4,7,8

Andrew Zolli

Author & Strategic Advisor

Andrew works at the intersection of global innovation, foresight, social change and resilience. A central thrust of his work has been on how to harness the power of networks for collaborative discovery, innovation and change. Andrew is the author of "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back." part: 1,4,6,8

Anil Dash

Cofounder of Makerbase & Activate

Anil Dash is an entrepreneur, activist and advocate working to make technology and the tech industry more humane, inclusive and ethical. He is cofounder of Makerbase, an online community for people who make apps and websites, and Activate, the boutique management consultancy which defines strategies for the most important companies in media and technology. part: 1,3,4,8

Alex Pang

Author and Futurist

Alex studies people, technology, and the worlds they make. His last book, "The Distraction Addiction," showed readers how to use technologies to be more focused and mindful, not distracted. Alex's next book, "Rest: How Working Less Gets More Done" explains how "deliberate rest" makes people more creative and productive. part: 1,7,8

Ben Waber

CEO Humanyze

Ben Waber is recognized worldwide as an expert in people analytics, collaboration, and wearable technology. He is the leader of Humanyze, a behavioral analytics company that uses wearable sensing technology to transform how companies are managed. His book, People Analytics, is an international bestseller and was released by the Financial Times Press. part: 4,6

Claudia Hamm

Founder at Workcollectiv

After a decade in traditional workplace consultancy, Claudia has co-founded the Workcollectiv, a virtual community of diverse practitioners exploring new frontiers in creating human-centric places to live, learn, work and play. Workcollective is passionate about re-defining performance through inclusion, empathy and purpose. part: 1,3,4,5,7

Charles Handy

Author & Philosopher

Charles Handy is an author and philosopher specializing in organizational behavior and management. He has been rated among the Thinkers 50, the most influential living management thinkers. Handy's books have sold more than two million copies around the world including "The Second Curve - Thoughts on Reinventing Society." Published in 2015 by Penguin Random House. part: 1

Christine Congdon

Editor, 360 Magazine at Steelcase

Chris studies workplace trends and worker attitudes and beliefs to help organizations leverage physical space to shape their culture and brand, and reinforce organizational strategy. She is principal author of The Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Workplace and co-author of "Balancing 'We' and 'Me'" featured in Harvard Business Review. part: 6,7

Dave Coplin

Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft UK

Dave Coplin is author of two books on the need to rethink the usage of technology in the modern world. He is currently the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK and provides strategic advice and guidance around the intersection of a modern society and technology both inside and outside of the world of work. part: 1,5,6,8

Dave Desteno

Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University & Author

David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and the author of The Truth About Trust and co-author of The Wall Street Journal spotlight psychology bestseller Out of Character. He also has written about his research for The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Atlantic. part: 4,5,6,8

Ellen Langer

Author & Professor of Psychology at Harvard University

Ellen J. Langer is the author of more than two hundred research articles, and eleven books including the international bestseller Mindfulness. She is the recipient of four Distinguished Scientist awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Liberty Science Genius Award. Dr Langer is a professor of psychology at Harvard University and a painter, living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. part: 1

Greg Lindsay

Author and Senior Fellow

Greg Lindsay is a senior fellow of the New Cities Foundation, a senior fellow of The Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative, a visiting scholar at New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, a contributing writer for Fast Company, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next. part: 6

Jason Moran

Jazz Pianist

Jason Moran is a pianist/composer living and working in Harlem, New York. A 2010 MacArthur Fellow, Moran is the Jazz Artistic Director at The Kennedy Center and on faculty at New England Conservatory. He has recorded 10 critically acclaimed albums and currently runs his own record label, YES RECORDS. part: 1,8

Jennifer Magnolfi

Founder of Programmable Habitats

Jennifer Magnolfi Astill is founder of Programmable Habitats, a boutique R&D consulting practice specializing in the development of high-tech, future work environments. She has advised strategic workspace initiatives for Alphabet, PepsiCo, Zappos, Microsoft, Herman Miller, and others. She is the co-author of 'Always Building: The Programmable Environment', Harvard Business Review's 'Workspaces that Move People' and often speaks at conferences on technology and space. part: 1,2,6,7,8

Jessica Lawrence

Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup

Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup group in the world and a non-profit organization. She is also the co-founder of The Work Revolution, and speaks and writes frequently on the tech sector, the future of work, and organizational culture. part: 1,4,5,6

Jeremy Myerson

Director WORKTECH Academy and Royal College of Art Professor of Design

Jeremy Myerson is a leading academic researcher, author and activist in workplace design and innovation. He is Director of The WORKTECH Academy at Unwired and holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford and his many books include Life of Work, Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life, New Demographics New Workspace, and The 21st Century Office part: 7

Philip Ross

Founder and CEO of UnWork.com

Philip is an author, advisor and consultant on the future of work and the workplace. With a focus on digital disruption, he helps shape future work/place concepts and has written some of the leading books on the future of work including Space to Work, The Cordless Office and Jelly Bean Working. part: 1,6,7,8

Primo Orpilla

Founder of Studio O+A

Primo Orpilla founded Studio O+A with Verda Alexander 25 years ago. With a client list that includes Uber, Cisco, Yelp, Facebook, Microsoft, Aol, PayPal and many others, O+A has set a standard for work environments that give their users a living instrument to be creative and do their best work. part: 6,7

Samantha Lang

Screenwriter, director, producer

Samantha Lang is an international film director/writer and visual artist who has worked in Australia, France and the US. Her films have screened at major international festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, and have received recognition at the highest level, competing at the Cannes Film Festival for the prestigious Palme D'Or. part: 3,4,5,8

Stanley Mcchrystal

Managing Partner at McChrystal Group

A retired four-star general, Stanley McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan and Joint Special Operations Command. General McChrystal is a Managing Partner of McChrystal Group, LLC, a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and author of New York Times bestseller Team of Teams. part: 1,2,3,4,5

Yossi Sheffi

Professor at MIT & Author

Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management. He has authored three books, founded or co-founded five companies and is frequently quoted in the press. part: 2

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