The Exchange fellows are the “special sauce” of the Exchange. They are brilliant researchers, scientists, inventors, and academics who are accomplished in their fields. They approach problems from a different perspective than many of us in the business world. They are outspoken, articulate, and share leading thinking. They improve the quality of our collective thinking by challenging our assumptions, and by employing scientific rigor in what they do.
Co-founder and chairman, Market Insight Corp., Vince has deep research skills from leading strategy at Xerox, Kodak, and GM. He also led the US Census twice under two different administrations, and recently participated on the citizen task force on the redistricting of the State of California.
Chief technology officer of Alpha Software Corp., Dan co-invented VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet. Since that time, he has devoted his career to improving the productivity of others through SocialCalc, his best-selling iOS app NoteTaker HD, and other developments. He is also founder and president of Software Garden, Inc. Dan knows a great deal about consumer use of technologies (which is sometimes unpredictable), mobile apps, and analytics. His next big adventure will involve integrating mobile devices into the corporate enterprise app ecosystem.
Alan is president, Viewpoints Research Institute, and he knows a thing or two about innovation. He is one of the pioneers of object-oriented programming, personal computing, and graphical user interfaces. He has received the Draper Prize, the A.M. Turing Award, and the Kyoto Prize for his contributions to computing. His work at Xerox PARC and elsewhere has contributed to creating trillions of dollars in value by enabling the PCs, smart phone, and tablet industries.
As managing director of Silicon Valley Connect, Ellen works with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for “networked innovation.” She spent much of the last decade working with LinkedIn, including having served as vice president of strategic initiatives, head of corporate & business development, and as an executive team member. Recently referred to as the “Most Connected Woman in Silicon Valley,” Ellen focuses much of her time on the dynamics of social networks within “the enterprise,” social media and the consumer Internet, innovation ecosystems, and supporting organizational models.
Andy is associate director of the MIT Media Lab, and was one of its co-founders. At the Lab, inventors team up in a cross-disciplinary environment to create new applications and technologies for use in our everyday lives. LEGO Mindstorms, electronic paper displays featured in the Kindle and the Nook, and the camera that can “see around corners” were all developed at the MIT Media Lab.
Chunka co-wrote Unleashing the Killer App, Billion-Dollar Lessons, and, most recently, The New Killer Apps: This Time, Incumbents Can Beat Startups. In The New Killer Apps, Chunka and co-author Paul Carroll explore the opportunities and challenges that big companies face as they grapple with rapidly evolving technologies.
Larry is the founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and Harry E. Gruber professor of computer science and engineering at UCSD's Jacobs School. Larry is also a pioneer in data visualization, and Calit2 is one of the world's leading laboratories in the field. The combination of Larry's love for big data and his lab's visualization techniques is leading to breakthroughs across many scientific fields, including genomics, energy efficiency, and 3D visual modelling of everything from the human body to data centers. Larry is at the forefront of personalized health and the quantified self-movements.
Marvin is professor emeritus of leadership and the political economy, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Marvin is a political economist who has also studied psychoanalysis. He has taught courses on business leadership, geo-politics, and eBusiness and writes and consults regularly on political risks in the changing global environment.