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September 2021

Azeem Azhar with The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Azeem Azhar is the creator of the Exponential View, a global platform for in-depth tech analysis. His weekly newsletter is read by 45,000 people from around the world, and his chart-topping podcast has featured guests including Yuval Noah Harari, Reid Hoffman, and Tony Blair. The founder of a number of successful tech companies, Azhar is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council, a senior advisor at PwC, and a contributor to publications including the Financial Times, Prospect, and the MIT Technology…

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Robert Livingston with The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Dr. Robert Livingston is a social psychologist and one of the nation’s leading experts on the science underlying bias and racism. His research has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. For two decades, he has served as a diversity consultant to scores of Fortune 500 companies, public-sector agencies, and non-profit organizations. He has held professorships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and the University of Sussex. He currently serves on the…

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Christian Brose with The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Christian Brose is currently Chief Strategy Officer of Anduril Industries, a technology start-up that develops national defense capabilities, and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served as Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee (2015-2018), where he was the youngest person to hold the position in the committee's history. Before that, he served as Senator John McCain's senior policy advisor (2009-2015). Brose was previously a speechwriter to two secretaries of state, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice,…

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Soo Bong Peer with The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Soo Bong Peer is an author, strategy consultant, and executive coach to Fortune 500 multinational corporations. She comes from a multicultural upbringing with over thirty years of experience in strategic marketing, global branding, business development, international joint ventures, and leadership development. Soo and her husband live in Park City, Utah. About The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment A fresh and practical approach to diversity—as a mindset, not as a formula. “A rich combination…

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October 2021

Theo Priestley and Bronwyn Williams with The Future Starts Now: Expert Insights into the Future of Business, Technology and Society — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Theo Priestley is a globally recognised and sought after futurist and international speaker, author, and authority on the future of business, technology, and society. He has delivered keynotes at an international array of conferences and corporate events. Theo's articles have appeared in publications such as Forbes, The European, WIRED, and Huffington Post, and he has provided commentary to UK national press, radio, and television on emerging technology trends. Theo is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bronwyn Williams is a leading futurist and trend analyst. She…

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Erik J. Larson with The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Erik J. Larson is a computer scientist and tech entrepreneur. The founder of two DARPA-funded AI startups, he is currently working on core issues in natural language processing and machine learning. He has written for The Atlantic and for professional journals and has tested the technical boundaries of artificial intelligence through his work with the IC2 tech incubator at the University of Texas at Austin. About The Myth of Artificial Intelligence : Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do “If you want to…

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

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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Stefanie K. Johnson with Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Dr. Stefanie Johnson is an Associate Professor of Management at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. She has received several million dollars in federal and other grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs. Her work and writing has been featured in The Economist, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, The Harvard Business Review, and Forbes, and she has appeared on national network shows on CNN TV, NPR radio, and on Marketplace. She has presented to, advised, and…

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November 2021

Alyssa Westring with Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Alyssa F. Westring is an Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University. She is an award-winning educator and an inaugural Presidential Fellow at DePaul. As the Director of Research for Total Leadership, Westring brings her expertise to evaluating the impact of Total Leadership on clients and program participants. Findings from this research are used both for continuous program improvement and for disseminating the authors’ discoveries and their implications for both scholars and practitioners. Westring is…

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Kenneth Payne with I, Warbot: The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Kenneth Payne is a reader in International Relations at King's College London. A former BBC journalist, he is the author of many articles and books, including The Psychology of Strategy: Exploring Rationality in the Vietnam War, also published by Oxford University Press. About I, Warbot: The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict Artificial Intelligence is going to war. Intelligent weapon systems are here today, and many more are on the way tomorrow. Already, they're reshaping conflict--from the chaos of battle, with pilotless…

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December 2021

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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