Innovation expert, author

Alec writes about: Society, Technology

Alec Ross is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and the author of The Industries of the Future, which has been translated into 24 languages and been a bestseller on four continents.

He is a Board Partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm, and sits on the board of directors or advisors for companies in the fields of technology, finance, education, human capital, and cybersecurity. He has served as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and as a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, and his writing has appeared in both mainstream media outlets and academic journals such as the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and the NATO Review.

During the Obama Administration, Ross served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, a role created for him to help modernize the practice of diplomacy and bring innovative solutions to advance America’s foreign policy interests. He was also the Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.

There is no greater indicator of an innovative society than the empowerment of women.


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