• Prof. Michal Kosinski
    Prof. Michal Kosinski
  • Karl-Heinz Land
    Karl-Heinz Land
  • Dr. R. David Edelman
    Dr. R. David Edelman
Prof. Michal Kosinski

Michal Kosinski is an Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He studies humans in a digital environment using cutting-edge computational methods, AI and Big Data. Michal published over 70 papers in leading journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Machine Learning, Psychological Science, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, that have been cited over 8,000 times and earned him a 2015 Rising Star award from the Association of Psychological Science. His research inspired a cover of The Economist, a 2014 theatre play “Privacy,” multiple TED talks, a video game, and was discussed in thousands of books, press articles, podcasts, and documentaries. Also, he was the first to warn against the privacy risks later employed by Cambridge Analytica. Michal received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2014. Prior to his current appointment, he was as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford’s Computer Science Department and a researcher at Microsoft Research.

Karl-Heinz Land

About Karl-Heinz
Karl-Heinz Land (56) is an insider of the digital transformation. For 35 years, he has experienced and designed his core theme – digitization – in leading positions at international companies such as Oracle, BusinessObjects (SAP) and Microstrategy at Führungspositionen, among others. With neuland, he launched a digital and strategy consultancy in 2014 which, according to the ranking of the magazine “brandeins”, is repeatedly among the best in Germany. As a serial entrepreneur and investor, he relies on innovative technologies such as the Blockchain and the Internet of Things. The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Time Magazine awarded Land with the Technology Pioneer Award back in 2006.

The visionary Karl-Heinz Land, who sees himself as a digital evangelist, inspires thousands of decision-makers from business, politics and society each year with keynotes and workshops and shapes their digital agenda. As co-author Land has published three groundbreaking management books

Digital Darwinism – The silent attack on your business model and your brand
Dematerialization – The redistribution of the world in times of digital Darwinism
Digital brand management – Digital branding in the age of digital Darwinism

With his new book “Erde 5.0 – Die Zukunft provozieren” (Earth 5.0 – provoking the future) announced for July 2018, Karl-Heinz Land addresses the general public and sets himself an ambitious task: how we can save the world through digitization.

Dr. R. David Edelman

MIT Scholar and Former White House Tech Adviser

MIT scholar, Presidential advisor, and leading technologist R. David Edelman is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on how new innovations are changing life and business around the globe. Dubbed the nation’s “Chief Cyber Diplomat,” his insights on issues like artificial intelligence (A.I.), cybersecurity, data ethics, and the geopolitics of technology have shaped national and international policy at the highest levels.

Dr. Edelman served in the Bush and Obama Administrations, rising to become the youngest-ever Director named to the U.S. National Security Council. As Special Assistant to the President, he led the White House economic team’s work on technology, media, and telecom policy. He currently teaches at MIT and leads its Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security.

A sought-after counselor to CEOs and Boards on managing technological disruption, Dr. Edelman has a unique ability to clearly communicate these complex topics, making them both accessible and engaging. His insights and analysis have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, WIRED, Forbes, Fortune, and on CNBC, MSNBC, and numerous international outlets.

At MIT, Dr. Edelman leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers, students, and policymakers to address the challenges created by technological disruption – from the international concern of cyberattacks to the economic and regulatory consequences of A.I. and autonomous vehicles. He holds joint appointments in the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Center for International Studies (CIS).

At the White House, Dr. Edelman led the development of and co-authored over a dozen legislative proposals, national strategies, Executive Orders, and Presidential policy reviews. As Director for Cybersecurity and International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council, he penned the government’s principal doctrine on cybersecurity and Internet issues within U.S. foreign policy. As chief architect of the President’s ConnectED initiative, Edelman managed the $10 billion effort that brought broadband to over 30 million American students in their classrooms. As Special Assistant to the President, he led White House engagement with top executives at over 100 companies in the technology, media, and telecom sectors and managed the Administration’s policy development on issues like net neutrality, consumer privacy, and patent reform.

Prior to his time at the White House, Edelman served at the State Department’s Office of Cyber Affairs, and as the United States’ lead negotiator on Internet issues at the United Nations, where he received the Department’s Superior Honor Award and twice received its Meritorious Honor Award. He was named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” leaders in Law & Policy.

He holds a B.A. from Yale University in History, and a Master’s and Doctorate in International Relations at Oxford University. His groundbreaking dissertation, “Cyberattacks in International Relations,” examined which forces might restrain state use of cyberattacks.