250+ Imaginators 💬

There are those who innovate and those who imaginate. People who don't just renovate or renew but reimagine our future. Bold and unafraid to break the model and turn the possible into the real, the challenge to the solution.

Jamie Metzl

Founder, One Shared World

Jane Metcalfe

Founder, Wired; Founder & CEO, NEO.LIFE

Janet Hill

Board Member, The Carlyle Group

Jason Gelles

Former Head Writer, Ellen deGeneres Show

Jay Olshansky

Professor, U. of Illinois, Researcher, Center on Aging at the U. of Chicago, Chief Scientist, Lapetus Solutions

Jeff Marlow

Assistant Professor of Biology, BU

Jeffrey Walker

Chair, New Profit

Jen Lum

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Biospring Partners

Jennifer Blanke

Former, Chief Economist, World Economic Forum

Jess Stiles

COO, Gaiascope

Joanna Peña-Bickley

Head of Research & Design, Alexa Devices at Amazon

Joe De Sena

CEO, Spartan Races

John Harthorne

Founder & Managing Director, Two Lanterns Venture Partners

John Katzman

Founder, Princeton Review; CEO, Noodle

John Linehan

CEO, Zoo New England

John Moleman Anthony

2x Boomerang Team World Champ.; Former World Record & USA Record

John Sharp

Physician, Board-certified Psychiatrist, Clinical Leader, Teacher & Author

Joji Hattori

Violinist and Conductor

Jon McNeill

Former Tesla president, COO of Lyft, CEO of DVx Ventures

Jonathan Lopez "JFLO"

Award Winner Beatboxer

Jordan Badia-Bellinger

Hulu

Jordan Gray

Decathlete

Joseph Auon

President, Northeastern University

Joy Ladin

Professor, Yeshiva University

Juan Enriquez

Futurist

Judith Amores

Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, MGH

Julia DeMarines

Astrobiologist and PhD Student, University of California, Berkeley

Julien de Wit

Professor of Planetary Sciences, MIT

Justyna Zander

Global Head of Verification and Validation, Autonomous Driving, NVIDIA

Karen Smyers

Ironman World Champion, Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee

Kasia Chmielinski

Co-Founder of The Data Nutrition Project

Kathleen Murphy

President, Fidelity

Kathy Roth-Douquet

Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Star Families

Kena Gilmour

Men's Basketball Team, Hamilton College

Kendall Spencer

Olympic Sports Committee Liaison, Division I Board of Directors, & Chair-Division I SAAC, NCAA; Former Student Athlete, University of New Mexico Track & Field Team; Clinical Staff, Institute for Public Representation-- Communications and Technology

Kennda Lynch

Staff Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Kevin Wall

CEO, PTK Capital

Keyun Ruan

Founder, Happiness Foundation & Institute; Computer Scientist & Economist

Khahlil Louisy

President, Institute for Technology & Global Health

Kim Polese

Co-Founder, The Titan Fund; Executive Chairman, CrowdSmart

Kim Scott

Co-Founder, Just Work Together

Kostas Mallios

CVP & GM, Applied Materials

LaNell Williams

Founder, Women+ of Color Project

Laura Deming

Partner, The Longevity Fund

Lauren Kuntz

CEO, Gaiascope

Leana Wen

ER Physician; Professor of Health Policy and Management; Fellow, Brookings Institution: Columnist, The Washington Post; On-air Commentator, CNN

Leonard Kleinrock

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Lin Yang

President, Innovation Ideas Institute

Linda Pizzuti Henry

CEO, Boston Globe

Lindiwe Matlali

Social Entrepreneur, South Africa

Linnea Olson

Patient Advocate, Activist, & Cancer Survivor

Liz Bronstein

Founder, Lizard

Liz Powers

Co-founder & CEO, Artlifting

Louisette Geiss

Co-writer/ lyricist, producer, screenwriter, voice actor and actress

Luke McKay

Assistant Research Professor, Montana State University

Lynn Malooly

Economic Director, Water for South Sudan

MacCalvin Romain

Head of Product, Lantern

Madhuri Dixit

Actress

Malcolm Riddell

Investment Banker, Diplomat, Lawyer, Harvard Academic, & CIA Case Officer

Marc Hodosh

Co-Host, LIFE ITSELF

Marc Tarpenning

Co-founder, Tesla

Margaret Gould Stewart

VP, Product Design & Responsible Innovation

Mariana Figueiro

Professor, Director, Lighting Research Architecture, RPI

Mark Billinghurst

Director, Empathetic Computing Lab

Mark Bittman

Author

Mary Lou Jepsen

CEO, Openwater

Mats Lederhausen

Founder & CEO, Be-cause; Former Chairman of Chipotle; Co-Founder, Redbox DVD;

Matt Collier

CEO, VetAccel

Max Holm

Producer/Composer/Pianist

Megan Smith

CEO, Shift 7

Merle Fernandes

Director, LVPEI, Visakhapatnam & Consultant, Cornea and Anterior Segment Services

Michael Scott Moore

Journalist & 997 day hostage by Somali Pirates

Mike Federle

CEO, Forbes

Mike Whitehead

4x Canadian Paralympian, Wheelchair Rugby

Misha Sra

Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Mo Cowan

President, Global Government Affairs and Policy at GE

Nancy Oriol

Faculty Associate Dean for Community Engagement in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

Naomi McDougall Jones

Award-winning filmmaker, actress, author, speaker, and women in film activist

Neil Hunt

Former Chief Product Officer of Netflix, Former CEO and Chief Product Officer, Curai

Nicole Condrey

Skydiving Demonstrator at Team Fastrax and Mayor of the City of Middletown, Ohio

Nicole Crane

Faculty/Cabrillo College; Executive Director One People One Reef

Nir Barzilai

Founding Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nolan Bushnell

Founder, Atari and Chuck E Cheese

Norman de Greve

Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Health

Nuria Oliver

Computer Scientist

Ofer Levy

Director, Precision Vaccines Program, Children’s Hospital

Olle Ljungqvist

Professor, Örebro University; Chairman, ERAS Society

Otkrist Gupta

VP Data Science, LendBuzz

Pamela Meyer

CEO, Calibrate

Panagis Galiatsatos

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Patrick Lyons

Restaurateur

Pattie Bellinger

Chief of Staff to the President, Harvard

Paul Daugherty

Group Chief Executive & CTO, Accenture

Paul Rabil

Co-founder & CMO, Premier Lacrosse League, Professional Lacrosse Player

Peter Diamandis

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Innovator, Philanthropist

Peter Girgius

Professor of Biology, Harvard University

Peter Kalvert

Singer/Songwriter/Music Educator; Founder & Director, Music Ascension

Peter Schwartz

Futurist

Phil Clay

Former Chancellor, MIT

Phil Sanderson

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Griffin

Phyllis C. Zee

Director, Centre for Circadian Sleep Medicine, NWU

Rachel Johnston

Conservation Genomics Scientist, Zoo New England

Ramesh Raskar

Associate Professor, MIT; Winner, 2016 Lemelson Prize (“Nobel for engineering”)

Randall Lane

Chief Content Officer & Managing Director, Forbes

Rebecca Love

President, SONSIEL; Clinical Innovation, OptimizeRx Corporation

Rebecca Xiong

Managing Director, Harvard Innovation Lab

Reed Sturtevant

General Partner, The Engine

Renee Gauthier

Comedian, Writer, & Producer

Richard Kane

CEO, Verijet

Rob Reid

Science-Fiction Author

Robert J. Waldinger

Director, Harvard Study of Adult Development; Director, MGH Center for Psychodynamic Therapy; Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert Zellem

Exoplanet Astronomer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Techonology

Robin Chase

Founder, ZipCar

Rodney Brooks

Computer Scientist and Roboticist

Rohit Mittal

CEO, Stilt

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Change Management, Harvard Business School

Ross Newhouse

Folk musician

Royden Saah

International Program Coordinator, Island Conservation

Rudy Tanzi

Vice Chair of Neurology, Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, & Co-Director, Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health; Co-Director, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND); Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Rusty Schweickart

Executive & NASA Apollo Astronaut

Ryan Phelan

Co-founder and Executive Director, Revive & Restore

Rylan Hamilton

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, 6 Rivers Systems

Rébecca Kleinberger

Voice Expert & Researcher, MIT McGovern Institute

Sam Tolkoff

CEO, NextDroid

Sameena Shah

Managing Director of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Sandra Campos

CEO, Project Verte

Sandy Pentland

Professor, MIT Media Lab, Sloan Business School, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Sarah Springer

Creative Producer & Director, TISSUE LLC

Satchin Panda

Professor of Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute

Sheryl Winarick

Immigration Lawyer, Explorer

Sheryl WuDunn

American business executive, writer, lecturer, and Pulitzer Prize winner

Shirley Mills

COO, Shoobx

Shriram Nene

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon; Founder, Pathfinder Health Sciences

Shriya Srinivasan

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT; Biomedical Engineer; CEO, Project Prana

Simon Mainwaring

CEO, We First

Skylar Tibbits

Founder, MIT Self-Assembly Lab

Spencer Kympton

Managing Director, Blue Meridian Partners; Former Captain, U.S. Army, Blackhawk helicopter pilot

Spencer Schneider

Attorney, Former Member of Ultra Secret Cult for 23 Years, Author of “Manhattan Cult Story”

Stephanie Fox

COO, Thrasio

Stephen Coller

Advisor, Kanopy; Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Stephen Palumbi

Professor in Marine Sciences at Stanford University

Steve Feiner

Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

Steve Papa

Serial entrepreneur & investor, CEO of Parallel Wireless

Steve Smith

Technology Exec and NASA Astronaut

Steven Hassan

Director, Freedom of Mind Resource Center

Sudhanshu Mishra

Investment Team, Sequoia

Sunny Bates

Founder & CEO, Sunny Bates Associates

Tal Zaks

Chief Medical Officer, Moderna

Teasel Muir-Harmony

Curator of the Apollo Collection, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Terah Lyons

Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Obama Administration; Founding Executive Director, The Partnership on AI

Terri Lyne Carrington

Jazz Drummer, Professor, Berklee College of Music

Tina Cassidy

CMO, WGBH

Tish Shute Leichliter

Director, Spatial Computing, Strategy & Technology Planning, Futurewei Technologies Inc.; Co-Founder of Augmented World Expo & Augmented Reality.org

Tom Caltabiano

Emmy Award-winning writer and stand-up comedian, 9 year writer & co-executive producer for Ray Romano’s Everybody Loves Raymond

Tom Gruber

Impact Advisor, Humanistic.AI

Tony Dugas

Principal, O'Keeffe Middle Schools, Madison, Wisconsin

Tulaine Montgomery

Co-CEO, New Profit

Ty Pinkins

Decorated Army Officer; Equal Justice Works Fellow, Mississippi Center For Justice; Founder & CEO, The Pyramid Project Youth Organization

Tyler Dewitt

YouTuber, Textbook Author, VR Education Strategist

Usman Riaz

Animator & Musician

Usman Riaz

Animator & Musician

Valerie Mosley

CEO, Valmo Ventures; Former Partner, SVP, & Portfolio Management and Investment Strategist, Wellington

Victoria Hayward

Athlete’s Unlimited Pro Softball Player, Team Canada Olympic Team

Vik Dewan

CEO at Philadelphia Zoo

Vik Parth

Research Affiliate, MIT; Head of Product, Digital SaaS, Arrow Electronics

Vinod Khosla

Venture Capitalist, Khosla Ventures

Wade Davis

Professor of Anthropology, BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk; Author; Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society

Will Staples

Screenwriter, Producer & Novelist

William Hoffman

Associate Director, World Economic Forum

Xiao Xiao

Postdoctoral Researcher; Artist

Yordanos Eyoel

Partner, New Profit

Z. Nagin Cox

Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineer, Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

Zenia Tata

Chief Impact Officer, XPRIZE