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December 2021

Thomas P. Vartanian with 200 Years of American Financial Panics: Crashes, Recessions, Depressions, and the Technology that Will Change It All — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Thomas P. Vartanian has been involved in US financial services since 1976. Throughout his career, he has represented parties in 30 of the 50 largest financial institution failures in the country. He is currently Executive Director of the independent non-profit Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center. He previously served in the Reagan administration as General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation during the S&L Crisis, and before that as Special Assistant…

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Eric J. Johnson with The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Eric J. Johnson is the Norman Eig Professor of Business and the director of the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School. He has been the president of both the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and the Society for Neuroeconomics. He lives in New York City. About The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters “Indispensable. This book provides an essential guide to the construction of better choices—for yourself, for other individuals and for society.”-- Daniel Kahneman,…

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Saul Griffith with Electrify: An Optimist’s Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Saul Griffith is an engineer and inventor. As founder and chief scientist at Otherlab, an independent R&D lab, he helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies understand energy infrastructure and deep decarbonization. He’s been a principal investigator and project lead on federally-funded research projects for agencies including NASA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-e), National Science Foundation and United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He was awarded the MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2007. He completed…

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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. with Reset: The Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress…

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January 2022

Sarah Frier with No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

January 20, 2022

Sarah Frier runs Big Tech coverage at Bloomberg News. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their futures and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She lives in San Francisco, California. About No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram Winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award * Finalist for SABEW'S Inaugural Best…

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March 2022

Jean-François Bonnefon with The Car That Knew Too Much: Can a Machine Be Moral? — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

March 15, 2022

Jean-François Bonnefon is Research Director at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and President of a European Commission expert group that advises on the ethics of driverless mobility. About The Car That Knew Too Much: Can a Machine Be Moral? The inside story of the groundbreaking experiment that captured what people think about the life-and-death dilemmas posed by driverless cars. Human drivers don't find themselves facing such moral dilemmas as "should I sacrifice myself by driving off a…

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April 2022

Amy Webb with The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

April 7, 2022

Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist, founder of the Future Today Institute, and award-winning author of The Big Nine and The Signals Are Talking. She writes extensively about biotechnology, artificial intelligence, technology policy, and business strategy, regularly contributing to publications including Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Wired, Fortune, Mother Jones, MIT Sloan Management Review, and others. Her future forecasting work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, CNN, NPR,…

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