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.

Track Chairs

Ray Kurzweil

Co-Founder & Chancellor; Director

Peter Diamandis

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman; Director

Neil Jacobstein

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Co-Chair

Raymond McCauley

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Chair

Marc Goodman

Policy, Law, Ethics Chair

Daniel Kraft, MD

Medicine & Neuroscience Chair

Gregg Maryniak

Energy & Environmental Systems Chair

Elisabeth Brinton

Energy Co-chair

Brad Templeton

Networks & Computing Chair

Paul Saffo

Futures Studies & Forecasting Chair

Avi Reichental

Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication Co-Chair

Pascal Finette

Entrepreneurship Chair

Kathryn Myronuk

Synthesis & Convergence; Finance & Economics Interim Chair


Amin Toufani

VP of Strategic Relations

Nell Watson

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Faculty

Andre Wegner


Dr. Lisa Kennedy

Exponential Medicine Faculty

Eric Rasmussen, MD, MDM, FACP

Global Impact & Medicine Faculty

Brian Barnier

Finance & Economics Faculty

Divya Chander

Medicine & Neuroscience Faculty

Nathaniel Calhoun

Global Impact Faculty

Darlene Damm


Kent Langley


Lisa Solomon


Jonathan Knowles

Design Faculty

Chris Cowart


Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems Faculty

Robert Hariri, MD, PhD

CEO, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics

John Hagel


Catherine Mohr

Medicine Faculty

Robert Freitas

Nanotechnology Faculty

Andrew Hessel

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Faculty

Jeremy Howard

Data Science Faculty

Eric Ries

Entrepreneurship Faculty

Ralph Merkle

Nanotechnology Faculty

Salim Ismail

Global Ambassador; Founding Executive Director

Nicholas Haan

Global Grand Challenges Director