April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer, Collaborative Lab
Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, New York University
David Sheard, Council Leader, Kirklees Council
Moderator: James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief and Co-President, The Atlantic
James Bennet is the president and editor in chief of The Atlantic.
Brian is the co-founder and CEO at Airbnb. He drives the company's vision, strategy and growth as it provides interesting and unique ways for people to travel and changes the lives of its community. Under Brian's leadership, Airbnb stands at the forefront of the sharing economy, and has expanded to over 800,000 listings in 190 countries. Brian met co-founder Joe Gebbia at the Rhode Island School of Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in industrial design.
April Rinne is Chief Strategy Officer at Collaborative Lab, working with companies, governments and entrepreneurs around the world who are interested in understanding collaborative consumption (also known as the “sharing economy” or “collaborative economy”) and harnessing its potential to help create a more sustainable, efficient world.
David Sheard is Council Leader for the Kirklees Council.
Arun Sundararajan is Professor of Information for Operations and Management Sciences at New York University. Professor Sundararajan is a Senior Editor of the journal Information Systems Research and has served on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly and Management Science. He was the founding co-chair of the NYU Summer Workshop on the Economics of IT and of the Workshop on Information in Networks. His past doctoral students hold academic positions at a number of leading institutions. His opinion pieces have appeared in Bloomberg, CIO Magazine, the Economic Times, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Knowledge@Wharton, the Mint and Wired. His research has been supported by organizations that include Google, IBM, Microsoft, the MPAA and Yahoo!