Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of Gigaom, an industry-leading technology research company. In addition, he is an award-winning author and speaker, as well as futurist with a strong conviction that technology will help bring about a new golden age of humanity.
Patricia Aburdene is one of the world’s leading social forecasters, co-author of the New York Times number one bestseller Megatrends 2000, and a world-renown speaker.
Tony Schwartz, master of electronic media, created more than 20,000 radio and television spots for products, political candidates and non-profit public interest groups. Featured on programs by Bill Moyers, Phil Donahue and Sixty Minutes, among others, Schwartz has been described as a “media guru,” a “media genius” and a “media muscleman.” The tobacco industry even voluntarily stopped their advertising on radio and television after Schwartz’s produced the first anti-smoking ad to ever appear (children dressing in their parents’ clothing, in front of a mirror).
Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure. He has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991.
Mr. Hypponen has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. His team took down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, he named the infamous Storm Worm and he has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm.
A social psychologist and marketer, Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Her research spans time, money and happiness. She focuses on questions such as: What actually makes people happy, as opposed to what they think makes them happy? How can small acts create infectious action, and how can such effects be fueled by social media?
Previously, Boser was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His articles have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Boser is working on a book about learning. He is also the author of The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters and The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Art Theft, which was a Boston Globe bestseller and USA Today called “a public service.”