The Exchange Fellows, who frequently attend our events, are a group of top researchers, scientists, inventors and business people, all who have made major contributions to their fields, and who think deeply about how to apply technology and their broad knowledge to solving all kinds of problems.
Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, where he holds appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the School of Medicine, and the department of Economics. He is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. Dan earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Tel Aviv University, his master's and doctorate degrees in cognitive psychology from the University of North Carolina, and a doctorate in Business Administration from Duke University. He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions.
Vincent Barabba is the retired general manager of strategy development for General Motors. Previously he led market research for Kodak and was twice director of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Daniel Bricklin co-invented VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet, which fueled the rapid growth of the personal computer industry. He now leads Software Garden, Inc., a developer of software applications. His recent work includes the wikiCalc open source web-spreadsheet.
Andrew Lippman has taught at MIT for 25 years. He co-founded the MIT Media Laboratory and directs research on ways to independently connect unlimited numbers of people and gizmos without infrastructure and without restriction.
Larry Smarr is the founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and Harry E. Gruber professor in the Jacobs School's Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD. Dr. Smarr has driven major contributions to the development of the national information infrastructure: the Internet, the Web, the emerging Grid, collaboratories, and scientific visualization.
Marvin Zonis, political economist and professor emeritus at The University of Chicago, has written and lectured extensively on globalization, digital technologies, emerging markets, the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy. He helps organizations identify, assess and manage their global political risks.
Alan Kay, president of Viewpoints Research Institute, Inc., led the development of the personal computer at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), the overlapping windows interface, and the SmallTalk object oriented development environment. He was a key contributor to the Ethernet, laser printing, and the network/client-server architecture. He is now working on a project to bring Moore's Law to software design—to minimize the number of lines of code by orders of magnitude.
Chunka Mui co-authored Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years, with Paul Carroll. He also co-authored Unleashing the Killer App, which examines the dramatic changes brought about by digitization, globalization and de-regulation.