Alec Ross Keynote Speaker

  • Author of the New York Times bestseller "The Industries of the Future"
  • American technology policy expert
  • Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine
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Alec Ross's Biography

Alec Ross is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and the author of The Industries of the Future which has been translated into 24 languages and been a best-seller on 4 continents.

He is a Board Partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm and sits on the board of directors or advisors for companies in the fields of technology, finance, education, human capital and cybersecurity.

He has served as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and as a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs.

His writing has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Policy. His academic writing has appeared as the journal cover articles in publications including the SAIS Review of International Affairs and the NATO Review.

During the Obama Administration, he served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, a role created for him to help modernize the practice of diplomacy and bring innovative solutions to advance America’s foreign policy interests.

Alec served as the Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.

He co-founded and helped lead a technology-focused social enterprise and grew it from modest origins in a basement into a global organization serving millions of low-income people, with programs on four continents.

Among recent recognitions:

  • U.S. Department of State Distinguished Honor Award
  • Oxford University Internet & Society Award
  • Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine
  • TriBeCa Film Festival Book of the Year Award

Alec started his career as a sixth grade teacher through Teach for America in inner-city Baltimore.

Speaking topics:

  • Innovation, Automation, and Education in Tomorrow’s Economy
  • Foreseeing the next wave of marketplace opportunities, risks and disruptions
  • 10 innovations that will change all of our lives in the next 10 years
  • Futureproofing Our Children: Parenting and Leading in a Changing World
  • Understanding the Changing Geopolitics of our Networked World
  • Managing large-scale innovation
  • The road forward for the USA and Asia
  • The road forward for the USA and Europe
  • Cyber Crime & Cyber War – your industry on the battlefield
  • Decrypting Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain
  • Today’s University Students, Imagining and Inventing the Future
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Videos of Alec Ross

Will the future be more like Star Trek or Mad Max?
Will the future be more like Star Trek or Mad Max?
What I Learned in 1,298 Days Working Under Hillary Clinton
What I Learned in 1,298 Days Working Under Hillary Clinton
Industries Of The Future
Industries Of The Future
Chartwell Bites - Alec Ross (2020)
Chartwell Bites - Alec Ross (2020)

Books by Alec Ross

The Industries of the Future

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