Faculty + Speakers

Our faculty combine knowledge and real-world expertise in both exponential technologies and innovation—the foundation of our programs. They are also available for your organization or event as outstanding speakers and consultants.


Elisabeth Brinton

Energy Co-chair

Peter Diamandis

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Pascal Finette

Entrepreneurship Chair

Marc Goodman

Policy, Law, Ethics Chair

Nicholas Haan

Track Chair for Global Grand Challenges and Managing Director of GSP

Neil Jacobstein

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Co-Chair

Daniel Kraft, MD

Medicine & Neuroscience Chair

Ray Kurzweil

Co-Founder & Chancellor

Gregg Maryniak

Energy & Environmental Systems Chair

Raymond McCauley

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Chair

Kathryn Myronuk

Synthesis & Convergence; Finance & Economics Chair Emeritus

Avi Reichental

Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication Co-Chair

Paul Saffo

Futures Studies & Forecasting Chair

Brad Templeton

Networks & Computing Chair


Brian Barnier

Finance & Economics Faculty

Nathaniel Calhoun

Global Impact Faculty

Divya Chander

Medicine & Neuroscience Faculty

Chris Cowart


Darlene Damm


Darlene Damm

Principal Faculty, Global Grand Challenges

Robert Freitas

Nanotechnology Faculty

John Hagel


Robert Hariri, MD, PhD

CEO, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics

Andrew Hessel

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Faculty

Jeremy Howard

Data Science Faculty

Salim Ismail

Global Ambassador; Founding Executive Director

Dr. Lisa Kennedy

Exponential Medicine Faculty

Jonathan Knowles

Design Faculty

Kent Langley


Ralph Merkle

Nanotechnology Chair Emeritus

Catherine Mohr

Medicine Faculty

Joy Mountford

Design Faculty

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems Faculty

Alicia Asin Perez

Sensors & IoT

Eric Rasmussen, MD, MDM, FACP

Global Impact & Medicine Faculty

Eric Ries

Entrepreneurship Faculty

Lisa Solomon


Amin Toufani

VP of Strategic Relations

Vivek Wadhwa

Faculty for Entrepreneurship

Carin Watson

Corporate Innovation; Exponential Organizations

Nell Watson

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Faculty

Andre Wegner