This year's Ideas Economy: Innovation hosted by The Economist is coming up on March 28. In preparation, catch up with an recap of the Innovation 2011 event."
Jack Dorsey is a software architect and businessperson best known as the creator and chairman of Twitter. Dorsey is also the CEO of Square. MIT's Technology Review named him (in the Technology Review 35(TR35)) as an outstanding innovator under the age of 35.
Krisztina "Z" Holly
Krisztina "Z" Holly is Vice Provost of Innovation at the University of Southern California.
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of SpaceX. He was an early investor in PayPal. He is chairman of Tesla Motors and SolarCity.
Robert Reich is professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
He served in three national administrations; his articles appear frequently in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and he is a commentator for American Public Media's "Marketplace," heard on NPR.
Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics, teaches at Stanford University and is a researcher through mediaX at Stanford University. Saffo serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Long Now Foundation, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Saffo’s essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Saffo holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University and Stanford University.
Elliot Schrage is the Vice President of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, where he is responsible for developing and coordinating key messages about products, corporate business and partnerships. He also oversees the company’s public policy strategy worldwide. Elliot joined Facebook from Google, where he was the Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. He helped broaden and coordinate the company’s messaging from a focus on product PR to include all aspects of corporate, financial, policy, philanthropic and internal communications. Prior to Google, Elliot was the Bernard L. Schwarz Senior Fellow in business and foreign policy at the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. Earlier in his career, Elliot served as the Senior Vice President of Global Affairs for Gap Inc. and an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Columbia Law School. He has been a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. Elliot holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a JD from Harvard Law School.
American entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and venture capitalist. With Max Levchin, Thiel co-founded PayPal and was its CEO. He currently serves as president of Clarium Capital Management LLC, a global macro hedge fund with more than $6 billion under management, and a managing partner in The Founders Fund, a $275 million under management venture capital fund he launched with Ken Howery and Luke Nosek in 2005. He was an early investor in Facebook, the popular social-networking site, and sits on the company's Board of Directors.
This year's Ideas Economy: Innovation hosted by The Economist is coming up on March 28. In preparation, catch up with an overview of the Innovation 2011 event. FORA.tv will provide exclusive access to Ideas Economy: Innovation 2012. Ideas Economy: Innovation will explore the role of governments, corporations and individuals as drivers of innovation and will develop prescriptions that lead to lasting progress and prosperity.