Brain Trust

The World in 2050 Brain Trust is composed of 40+ global thought leaders. This group of senior advisors come from academia, media, policy, and business. They manage multimillion-dollar projects, they are published authors, keynote speakers, technologists, and innovators. They are also diverse — in age, expertise, history, ethnic identity, and regional background.

Aaraj Vij

Aaraj Vij

Co-Founder, VerbaAI; Director Emeritus, DisinfoLab

Dr. Alexander Nicholas

Dr. Alexander Nicholas

Executive Vice President, XPRIZE

Alexia D'Arco

Alexia D'Arco

Adjunct Professor, Political Science, University of Memphis

Althena Bjorback

Althena Bjorback

Research Assistant, South Dakota State University

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma

Founder, FinClusive

Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Founder & CEO, GEC Risk Advisory LLC

Angela Redding

Angela Redding

Executive Director, Radiant Foundation

Bernhard Kowatsch

Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of Innovation Accelerator, UN World Food Programme

Charlie Ursell

Charlie Ursell

Managing Director, Tidal Strategies

Christopher Karwacki

Christopher Karwacki

Military Operations Analyst, SPA, Inc.

Chris Purifoy

Chris Purifoy

Co-Founder & Chairman, Learning Economy Foundation

Daniella Foster

Daniella Foster

Executive Board Member, SVP & Global Head, Public Affairs, Bayer

Danielle De La Fuente

Danielle De La Fuente

Founder & CEO, Amal Alliance

Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy, Circle

Dominic Regester

Dominic Regester

Director, Center for Education Transformation, Salzburg Global Seminar

Eric Achtman

Eric Achtman

Founder & Managing Director, Global Capital X

Euan Wilmshurst

Euan Wilmshurst

Founder & Director, KW Strategy

Faye Hobson

Faye Hobson

Director of Culture Programs, Salzburg Global Seminar

Dr. Garif Yalak

Dr. Garif Yalak

Head of Country Digital Acceleration, Cisco Switzerland

Henry Anumudu

Henry Anumudu

Head of Strategic Communications, Teach For All

Ike Ikeme

Ike Ikeme

Vice President, GA & Strategic Partnerships, RevRoad

Jackson Smith

Jackson Smith

Co-Founder & CTO, Learning Economy Foundation

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

Chief Marketing Officer, SkillsVR

Joe Toscano

Joe Toscano

CEO, DataGrade

Joshua Huminski

Joshua Huminski

Director, Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Affairs

Joysy John, MBE

Joysy John, MBE

EdTech Advisor, Innovation & Transformation Consultant

Kimberly Reed

Kimberly Reed

Former Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Export-Import Bank USA

Lisa Christen

Lisa Christen

CEO & Executive Coach, Christen Coaching & Consulting

Louka Parry

Louka Parry

CEO & Founder, The Learning Future; Australia's Top 100 Innovators

Manjula Dissanayake

Manjula Dissanayake

Executive Director & Founder, Educate Lanka Foundation

Marco Stutz

Marco Stutz

Investment Director, Redstone

Mario Vasilescu

Mario Vasilescu

CEO & Co-Founder, Readocracy

Mohamed Younis

Mohamed Younis

Editor-in-Chief, Gallup News

Nikos Acuna

Nikos Acuna

Co-Founder, Lyrical; Partner, Global AI Practice Lead, Davis & Partners LLC

Noah Sobe

Noah Sobe

Professor, History and Futures of Education, Loyola University Chicago

Patrice Gordon

Patrice Gordon

Author, TED Speaker, and CEO, Eminerie Ltd.

Stacey Rolland

Stacey Rolland

Senior Vice President, Forbes Tate Partners

Stefan Himmelstoss

Stefan Himmelstoss

Head of IT Governance, Vitesco Technologies

Thomas Plant

Thomas Plant

Fulbright Scholar in Estonia, Researching Media Literacy

Dr. Tina Managhan

Dr. Tina Managhan

Senior Lecturer, International Relations, Oxford Brookes University

Tom Garrett

Tom Garrett

Secretary General, Community of Democracies

Duane Dickson

Duane Dickson

Senior Advisor, Rocky Mountain Institute

Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari

Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari

Afghanistan's former Ambassador to Sri Lanka; adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Margaret J. Millett

Margaret J. Millett

Recipient of the 2023 Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Lifetime Achievement Award