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

Ralph Merkle

Nanotechnology 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

Jonathan Knowles

Design Chair

Avi Reichental

Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication Co-Chair

Kathryn Myronuk

Synthesis & Convergence; Finance & Economics Interim Chair

Sandy Miller

Entrepreneurship Co-Chair


Brian Barnier

Finance & Economics Faculty

Darlene Damm


Kent Langley


Lisa Solomon


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

Salim Ismail

Global Ambassador; Founding Executive Director

Nicholas Haan

Global Grand Challenges Director