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Responsible AI in Global Business Conference

A multi-disciplinary conference at Yale

Friday, Mar 1 2024 at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm EST

Conferences | In-Person

Yale School of Management - Evans Hall

165 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06520
United States

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Objective:

For AI to fulfill its vast potential and avoid ‘unintended consequences’, leaders must consider the potential impact of AI on consumers, employees, investors, citizens, and other stakeholders. To facilitate this holistic view, Yale is convening a multi-disciplinary conference that will bring together leaders from business, academia, and the policy-making community. The goal is to collaboratively navigate the path of responsible AI development and adoption.

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In Kind Contributors:

Agenda

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Welcome Reception (Beinecke Room)
 

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Fireside Chat (Classroom 2420)

  • David Kenny, Executive Chairman, former CEO, Nielsen Holdings
  • Moderator: Jon Iwata, Practice Leader, Yale Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management, Yale University; Founding Executive Director, Data & Trust Alliance
8:00 - 8:30 am    

Registration & Breakfast (Ligon-Lamsam Commons)
 

8:30 - 8:45 am   

Welcome & Opening Remarks (Zhang Auditorium)
 

8:45 - 9:25 am    

Keynote: Overview of AI Technology Evolution and Application in Business

  • Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President of Software and Chief Commercial Officer, IBM
  • Moderator: Jon Iwata, Practice Leader, Yale Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management, Yale University; Founding Executive Director, Data & Trust Alliance
9:25 - 10:30 am    

AI & Customer

  • Chris Duffey, Head, Adobe GenStudio
  • Sabastian Niles, President and Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce
  • Samuel Payne, Head of Creative & Content, Google
  • Moderator: Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies and Lester Crown Professor in Management Practice; founder and president, Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Yale School of Management, Yale University
10:30 - 11:00 am  

Break (Ligon-Lamsam Commons)

 
11:00 - 12:00 pm    

AI & Enterprise

  • Jim Swanson, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase; Herbert A. Simon Professor Emerita, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Moderator: Josh Kampel, CEO, Worth Media
12:00 - 1:30 pm    

Lunch 


1:30 - 2:25 pm    

AI Governance & Policy

  • David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • JoAnn Stonier, Mastercard Fellow of Data & AI, Mastercard; Co-Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Data Policy and Equity 
  • Jeff AlstottFounding Director, Center for Technology and Security Policy (TASP), RAND Corporation; Former Director for Technology & National Security, National Security Council, The White House
  • Moderator: Josh Kampel, CEO, Worth Media
2:25 - 3:25 pm    

AI & Disinformation

  • Beth Goldberg, Head of Research and Development, Jigsaw; Senior Fellow & Lecturer at the Yale Jackson School, Yale University
  • Ziad Reslan, Senior Product Policy Manager, Multimodal GenAI, Google
  • Moderator: Artur Pericles L. Monteiro, Lecturer in Global Affairs and Schmidt Visiting Scholar in the Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power program, Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs; Resident Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School, Yale University
3:25- 3:40 pm    

Break (Ligon- Lamsam Commons)
 

3:40 - 4:25 pm    

AI & Workforce

  • Ifeoma Ajunwa, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Founding Director of AI & Law Program, Emory University School of Law; Author of The Quantified Worker
  • Liz Grennan, Partner, Global Co-Leader of Digital Trust, McKinsey
  • Moderator: Karman Lucero, Associate Research Scholar and Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School, Yale University
4:25 - 5:15 pm   

Closing Keynote: Responsible AI Development

  • Luciano Floridi, Founding Director of the Digital Ethics Center and Professor in the Practice, Cognitive Science Program, Yale University
  • Sasha BrownHead of Ethics Foresight, Google DeepMind
  • Moderator: Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein, Director of the Schmidt Program on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power, Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, Yale University
5:15 pm    

Reception (Ligon- Lamsam Commons)

Speakers

Business
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David W. Kenny, Executive Chairman, Nielsen Holdings

David Kenny is Executive Chairman of the Board at Nielsen, a global leader in audience measurement, data and analytics. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen from December 2018 to September 2023 and was the chief architect of the company’s transformation to a digital future. He also led the company through the two most significant transactions in its 100 year history - the sale of its consumer data unit, NielsenIQ, in early 2021 and the sale of Nielsen to a private equity consortium led by Evergreen Coast Capital Corp., an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management, and Brookfield Business Partners L.P. in October 2022. 

David has spent his career in data science and artificial intelligence, especially focused on the marketing and media industries. He has a deep and holistic understanding of media and advertisers and how best to serve them, and has been a long time Nielsen customer and partner. David has a proven track record of implementing growth strategies, overseeing strategic transactions and creating value for stakeholders.

Prior to joining Nielsen, David served as Senior Vice President of Cognitive Solutions at IBM. There, he led IBM’s artificial intelligence initiatives, using machine learning to support enterprise customers across a large number of verticals, including healthcare, financial services, retail and media.

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Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President of Software and Chief Commercial Officer, IBM

Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President of Software and Chief Commercial Officer at IBM, oversees the company's software business, including product management, development, and global responsibilities for revenue and profit. His role crucially encompasses worldwide sales, strategic partnerships, and the ecosystem.

With over 20 years at IBM, Rob has a diverse background spanning IBM Consulting, Microelectronics, and Software. He has been pivotal in IBM's shift from databases to broader analytics and AI, leading significant acquisitions worth over $12 billion.

An author of notable works on big data and digital transformation, Rob's publications include “Big Data Revolution” (2015), acclaimed by the Financial Times, “The End of Tech Companies” (2016), a digital era guide for business leaders, and “The AI Ladder” (2020), a practical AI integration guide for businesses. He also shares his insights on technology's impact in business and society through his blog robdthomas.com and ‘The Mentor’ on Substack.

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Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase; Herbert A. Simon Professor Emerita, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Manuela Maria Veloso is the Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research & Herbert A. Simon University Professor Emeritus in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was previously Head of the Machine Learning Department. She served as president of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) until 2014, and the co-founder and a Past President of the RoboCup Federation. She is a fellow of AAAI, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She is an international expert in artificial intelligence and robotics.

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Jim Swanson, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Jim Swanson is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and member of the Executive Committee for Johnson & Johnson. He is responsible for accelerating Johnson & Johnson’s business outcomes and advancing human health with technology and digital innovation.  In his current role, Jim leads more than 4,000 Technology professionals across 50 countries who are passionate about combining deep scientific expertise with the latest digital solutions to confront complex healthcare challenges. In addition, Jim and his team are responsible for powering 130,000 Johnson & Johnson colleagues and the digital ecosystem that connects the Company to patients and customers.  Jim and the organizations he has led have received industry accolades for their contributions in leadership, application of technology to drive outcomes and deliver business value, best places to work in IT, and support of STEM for emerging talent. Jim rejoined Johnson & Johnson in 2019 from Bayer Crop Science, where he served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Digital Transformation. Previously, he served as Chief Information Officer at Monsanto, and prior to that, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical’s Research & Development organization. Throughout his career, he has had extensive international experience, including living in the United Kingdom and Germany. Jim holds a bachelor's degree in Bioscience and Biotechnology and a master's degree in Computer Science, both from Drexel University.

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JoAnn Stonier, Mastercard Fellow of Data & AI, Mastercard; Co-Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Data Policy and Equity

JoAnn C. Stonier serves as a Fellow of Data & Artificial Intelligence at Mastercard, leading in innovation, policy, and risk management related to these fields. Previously, she was the company’s first Chief Data Officer, spearheading data strategy and innovation. A global expert in data and AI, JoAnn focuses on ethics, data equity, and minimizing bias in generative AI applications.

Integral to designing and operationalizing Mastercard’s global data business, JoAnn has been pivotal in enhancing strategic value through data-driven products and services, including financial inclusion initiatives. She is recognized for her expertise in emergent data, AI, and privacy issues, advising industry leaders, governments, and international organizations.

Currently, JoAnn contributes to the United Nations Expert Group on Governance and Artificial Intelligence and co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Data Policy and Equity. She also serves as an executive advisor to various groups, including the Cantellus Group and the Global AI Council, and teaches at Carnegie Mellon University and Pratt Institute.

Honored with multiple awards, JoAnn's work has been featured in renowned publications. She holds a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University and is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars, residing in Purchase, N.Y.

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Sabastian Niles, President and Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce

Sabastian Niles is President and CLO at Salesforce, where he leads and oversees the company’s global Government Affairs, Legal, and Corporate Affairs organizations, and the Office of Ethical and Humane Use. He is a member of the executive leadership team reporting to Salesforce CEO, Chair, and Co-Founder Marc Benioff, and is a strategic advisor to Salesforce and its board of directors.

As President and CLO, Sabastian stewards Salesforce’s role as a strategic advisor to stakeholders — helping customers, partners, policymakers, and industry leaders prioritize trust, impact, and responsibility in an AI-first world. He oversees Salesforce’s commitment to responsible and ethical innovation in AI by developing and implementing policies that put trust at the center — collaborating with stakeholders to navigate emerging risks and regulations. 

Before his appointment in 2023, Sabastian was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where spent over fifteen years advising global companies on corporate governance, enterprise risk oversight, strategic and financial investments, alliances, shareholder and stakeholder activism and engagement, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Ranked as one of the highest-ranked attorneys in the country, Sabastian is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Board of Advisors, an elected Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, a member of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and an Advisory Board member of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. 

Sabastian earned a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Harvard Association of Law and Business, and his undergraduate degrees in Economics, Finance and Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Maryland. 

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Samuel Payne, Head of Creative & Content, Google

Sam leads complex, cross-company design programs at Google.

He’s currently focused on how generative AI might improve the user experience of Google Play — a product used by more than 3 billion people.

Prior to Google Play, Sam helped shape the user experience for Google products on iOS and Android. He also spent years leading a small, experimental team charged with prototyping new applications of emergent technologies like augmented reality, creative applications of machine learning, and conversational interfaces.

He lives in New York, reads a lot, and prefers tea over coffee.

Chris

Chris Duffey, Head, Adobe GenStudio

Chris Duffey is a leading figure in technological futurism and creative growth strategies, known for his 25+ years of digital innovation with world-renowned companies and spearheading Adobe's strategic development partnerships for Generative AI.

His expertise spans AI, AR/VR, the Metaverse, and more, earning global recognition – his work has been featured by more than 200 global media outlets and influential board member roles with organizations like ANA and CTA. Chris is author of the award-winning book Superhuman Innovation, the world’s first book co-authored by AI about AI. Named one of the best product innovation books of all time by BOOKAUTHORITY. In 2023 Chris published Decoding the Metaverse: Expand Your Business Using Web3.

Renowned as a keynote speaker, Chris' keynotes have received over 50+ million impressions. Duffey has shared his insights at international forums and industry events, captivating audiences with his understanding of complex technology and its impact on society.

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Liz Grennan, Partner, Global Co-Leader of Digital Trust, McKinsey 

Liz helps organizations de-risk emerging technology by taking a cross-functional approach to ethical, legal, and regulatory issues around topics including digital and analytics, core technology, cloud infrastructure, digital design, quantum computing, and the IoT.

Previously, Liz served as the global managing counsel for McKinsey Digital and brings a wealth of legal, risk, and regulatory expertise to her work. She also has a deep interest in the intersection of law and technology and specializes in emerging technologies, ethical AI, intellectual property, data privacy, cybersecurity, and software as a service. In addition to her client and firm work, Liz frequently writes on topics regarding digital trust, AI, and data governance and ethics, including for the World Economic Forum.

Liz is a leader of McKinsey’s initiatives related to technology and risk. In addition to her work around digital trust, she is also a member of several firm leadership committees, including the McKinsey’s digital-risk committee.

Policy & Research
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David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

David J. Kappos served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and as the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from 2009 to 2013. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Kappos is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property. His expertise encompasses intellectual property management and strategy, the development of global intellectual property norms, laws, and practices, as well as the commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets. His knowledge extends to complex intellectual property issues related to blockchain, cryptoassets, and fintech, along with data security and privacy.

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Sasha Brown, Head of Ethics Foresight, Google DeepMind

Sasha Brown is Head of Ethics Foresight team at Google DeepMind - Google’s world leading AI research lab. She works to ensure that Google DeepMind’s research, and the applications it powers, have a positive impact on humanity.

She has stewarded the ethical analysis of groundbreaking machine learning projects and led research on topics such as privacy, transparency and fairness; AI morality and values; governance and accountability; misuses and unintended consequences of AI development; and economic impact of AI. Her work—which draws on aspects of moral philosophy, political history, economics, and computer science—aims to understand how technical advances will impact society, and create and implement ways to reduce risk. 

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Jeff Alstott, Founding Director, Center for Technology and Security Policy (TASP), RAND Corporation; Former Director for Technology & National Security, National Security Council, The White House

Jeff Alstott is the founding director of the Center for Technology and Security Policy (TASP), senior information scientist and professor of policy analysis at RAND. He is an expert at the National Science Foundation, where he directs a program on assessing and predicting R&D investment returns. His government service includes time at the White House as Assistant Director for Technology Competition and Risks at the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Director for Technology and National Security at the National Security Council, as well as in the Intelligence Community as a program manager at IARPA, with a portfolio that included artificial intelligence, analytic methods, biosecurity, and science and technology forecasting. He has worked in academia for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design, the World Bank, and the University of Chicago. Alstott's published research covers animal behavior, computational neuroscience, complex networks, design science, statistical methods, and science and technology forecasting. He obtained his doctorate studying complex networks at the University of Cambridge, and his MBA and bachelor's degrees from Indiana University.

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Luciano Floridi, Founding Director of the Digital Ethics Center and Professor in the Practice, Cognitive Science Program, Yale University

Luciano Floridi is the Founding Director of the Digital Ethics Center and Professor in the Cognitive Science Program at Yale University. He is world-renowned as one of the most authoritative voices of contemporary philosophy, the founder of the philosophy of information, and one of the major interpreters of the digital revolution. His most recent books are The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – Principles, Challenges, and Opportunities (OUP, 2023) and The Green and The Blue – Naive Ideas to Improve Politics in the Digital Age (Wiley, 2023). His more than 300 works about the philosophy of information, digital ethics, the ethics of AI, and the philosophy of technology have been translated into many languages. In 2022 he was made Knight of the Grand Cross OMRI for his foundational work in philosophy.

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Ifeoma Ajunwa, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Founding Director of AI & Law Program, Emory University School of Law; Author of The Quantified Worker

Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa, JD, PhD, is an esteemed law professor and acclaimed author specializing in the intersection of law and technology. At Emory University, she serves as the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and the founding director of the AI and the Law Program. Starting January 2024, she will also be the associate dean for projects and partnerships at Emory Law.

Ajunwa's notable book, "The Quantified Worker," published by Cambridge University Press, reflects her expertise in law and technology. Her forthcoming publication, "The Oxford Handbook on Algorithmic Governance and the Law," in collaboration with Jeremias Adams-Prassl of Oxford University Law School, is set to release in 2024.

Her research primarily focuses on ethical governance, privacy, and discrimination issues related to workplace AI and automated decision-making technologies. A respected public intellectual, Ajunwa frequently contributes op-eds to major publications and her insights are sought after by media outlets and at international conferences. Her current visiting fellowship at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project further underscores her engagement with legal aspects of technology.

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Beth Goldberg, Head of Research and Development, Jigsaw; Senior Fellow & Lecturer, Yale Jackson School, Yale University

Beth Goldberg is the Head of Research & Development at Jigsaw, a Google unit that explores threats to open societies. She leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers who investigate online harms from disinformation to violent extremism. Beth works closely with academics, civil society, and technologists to advance applied research on how cognitive and behavioral interventions can mitigate harms online. Alongside anthropologists, she conducted a series of digital ethnographies of conspiracy theorists, harassers, Islamists, and former white supremacists to inform safer tech products and policies.

Prior to joining Jigsaw, she managed programs for the U.S. Department of State focusing on digital security, investigative journalism and information access in authoritarian regimes. A fellow of the Zeit-Stiftung Program on Global Governance and a Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action, she also serves under the auspices of the U.S. Committee on Science, Technology, and Law for evolving solutions to counter disinformation.

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Ziad Reslan, Global Lead for Multimodal Product Policies, Google

Ziad Reslan is the Global Lead for Multimodal Product Policies at Google, where he focuses on product policies relating to Multimodal GenAI (Text to Image; Text to Video; Text to Audio and combinations thereof) and mis/disinformation. He's also a non-resident fellow at Georgetown's Center for Security Studies.  Prior to Google, he was an attorney at Davis Polk, based in New York and Hong Kong and focused on anti-corruption investigations.  Ziad holds a JD from Osgoode Hall in Toronto and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was an Emirates Leadership Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. 

Moderators

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Jon Iwata, Practice Leader, Yale Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management, Yale University; Founding Executive Director, Data & Trust Alliance

Over a 35-year career at IBM, Jon Iwata held multiple roles, including serving as the company's global marketing and communications leader, chief brand officer and chairman of IBM's corporate strategy committee. He reported to three IBM CEOs during two decades of significant transformation of the information technology industry, global business, and geopolitics. He established and chaired the company's values and policy committee.

Jon led the digital transformation of IBM marketing and developed strategies that substantially grew IBM brand value. According to Interbrand, IBM became the second most valuable brand in the world during Jon’s tenure as CMO .

Today, he is an Executive Fellow at the Yale Cent er for Customer Insights where he is studying the leadership implications of stakeholder capitalism. He directs the Data & Trust Alliance, a not-for-profit organization established in 2020 to bring together leading businesses across industries to learn, develop, and adopt responsible data and AI practices.

Jon is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; a director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and chair of its nominating and governance committee; a trustee of the Stevenson School, and a member of the advisory board of Responsible Innovation Labs. He is a former member of the Museum of Modern Art's Technology Advisory Council.

Jon is an inductee of the B2B Hall of Fame, the Marketing Hall of Fame, the CMO Club Hall of Fame and the Page Society Hall of Fame. He was named a Brand Genius by AdWeek. He holds a B.A. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University.

Jon is co-inventor of U.S. patent US5 049461A for a nanotechnology and process for atomic-scale semiconductors.

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Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies and Lester Crown Professor in Management Practice, Yale School of Management; founder and president, Chief Executive Leadership Institute

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies and Lester Crown Professor in Management Practice at the Yale School of Management, as well as founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance. He previously served as full tenured professor at Emory's Goizueta Business School for a decade and a professor at the Harvard Business School for a decade.

Professor Sonnenfeld's related research has been published in 100 scholarly articles which appeared in the leading academic journals in management such as Administrative Sciences Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational BehaviorSocial Forces, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management. He has also authored eight books, including The Hero's Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession, and another best seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity.

Professor Sonnenfeld’s work is regularly cited by the general media in such outlets as: BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC as well as PBS, and he is a staff contributor for CNBC and a staff columnist for FORTUNE, TIME, Chief Executive, and Corporate Board Member.

Sonnenfeld was recognized by Poets & Quants Magazine as the 2022 Professor of the Year in recognition of his high-profile efforts to catalyze the historic exits from Russia of over 1,000+ global businesses after the invasion of Ukraine, and was named to Worth Magazine’s “Worthy 100 Leaders”, an annual global listing of the most influential leaders across society. Sonnenfeld will be honored with the 2023 Greatest Impact on Corporate Boards award by Corporate Board Member magazine, and will be the recipient of the Academy of Management's 2023 Distinguished Scholar Practitioner Award. 

Sonnenfeld has advised the White House, U.S. State Department, U.S. Treasury Department, and Council of Economic Advisers on Russian economic sanctions and business retreats and has testified to the U.S. Congress; in addition, he has been profiled by various media outlets including TIME, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Washington Post, and Business Insider. BusinessWeek listed Sonnenfeld as one of the world’s 10 most influential business school professors and Directorship magazine has listed him among the 100 most influential figures in corporate governance.

He is the first academician to have rung the opening bells of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Exchange having done so ten times. Professor Sonnenfeld earned the 2018 Ellis Island award from the US Ellis Island Foundation. He was Harvard’s first John Whitehead Faculty Fellow and won outstanding educator awards at Yale, Emory and the American Society for Training and Development.

He is now a member of the board of Lennar, the leading American homebuilder, as well as IEX, Atlas Merchant Capital, and the Ellis Island Honor Society. Professor Sonnenfeld was appointed by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to serve as co-chair of Advance CT, where he helps lead the state’s economic development, including attracting and retaining leading global businesses and developing the state’s workforce. Sonnenfeld also serves on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Innovations, which is focused on building the innovation and business ecosystem within the state of Connecticut.

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Josh Kampel, CEO, Worth Media 

Josh is the CEO of Worth Media where he oversees the overall strategic and editorial direction of the company while working closely with the management team to conceptualize and build scalable products and services.

A serial tech & media entrepreneur, Josh served as CEO of Techonomy Media, which was sold to Clarim Holdings, Worth's parent company, in 2018. At Techonomy, Josh spent 8 years driving sustainable business growth through strategic partnerships and new product development. He built Techonomy to be one of the leading media companies covering technology and its impact on business and society. Prior to Techonomy, Josh was the Chief Marketing officer of Transactis, an electronic billing & payments fintech company that was sold to Mastercard.

Josh sits on the board of Planet Reimagined, a non profit focused on climate advocacy started by multi-platinum artist Adam Met of AJR. He is a board member of various early stage tech companies, focused on helping them raise capital and build strategic partnerships.

Josh holds a MBA from Boston University and a BA from Brandeis University.

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Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein, Director of the Schmidt Program on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power, Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, Yale University

Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein is a Lecturer in Global Affairs and the Executive Director of International Security Studies, a research and teaching hub of the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs. In that capacity, he helps oversee a number of programs dedicated to international history and global security, including the Schmidt Program on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power; the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy; and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. A former diplomat and intelligence professional, Ted teaches undergraduate, graduate, and law courses on intelligence, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and national security decision-making. He also serves as Co-Director of the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum, a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and a visiting faculty fellow at Yale Law School’s Center for Global Legal Challenges.

Ted is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Prior to returning to work for Yale, he held a variety of positions at the U.S. Department of Defense, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.

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Artur Pericles L. Monteiro, Lecturer in Global Affairs and Schmidt Visiting Scholar in the Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power program, Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs; Resident Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School, Yale University

Artur Pericles L. Monteiro is a Lecturer in Global Affairs (spring) and the Schmidt Visiting Scholar in the Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power program at the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs. He is also a Resident Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

He has written and spoken on freedom of expression, content moderation, and platform governance. He served as a member of Twitter's Trust and Safety Council Content Governance Initiative and took part in the revised Santa Clara Principles. He is a country analyst for Freedom House's Freedom on the Net report. He has also focused on privacy and data protection, which he practiced as an attorney in Brazil. He earned his doctorate in law from the University of São Paulo, with a dissertation on encryption and the right to privacy. He also holds an MSc and an LLB from the University of São Paulo.

He has presented his work at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the Freedom of Expressions Scholars Conference, Columbia's Knight First Amendment symposium on free speech and misinformation, and the Platform Governance Network Conference, among others. In spring 2024, he will teach "The Global Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence", offered for Jackson graduate students and Yale Law School students.

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Karman Lucero, Associate Research Scholar and Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School, Yale University

Karman Lucero joined the Center in July 2018, after working for the Data & Society Research Institute and Microsoft’s US Government Affairs Office, where he focused on issues related to artificial intelligence law and policy, telecom law and policy, and criminal justice reform.  He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-In-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Asian Law.  As a law student, he studied Chinese administrative and judicial reform at Peking University, interned with the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Defense Team of Nuon Chea at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, and also worked for a group of human rights lawyers in Nepal during the drafting of Nepal’s new Constitution.  Prior to law school, he was a Teaching Fellow in Manghuai Township in Yunnan with Teach for China.  Karman speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese.

Student Organizers

jack

Jack Xuhui Zhang, Conference Co-Chair, Yale School of Management – MBA 2024

joseph

Joseph Bronner, Conference Co-Chair & AI Group Co-President, Yale School of Management – MBA 2024

christian

Christian Avila, Marketing/Volunteer Coordinator & AI Group Co-President, Yale School of Management – MBA 2024

raul

Rahul Nair, Operations & Programming Coordinator, Yale School of Management – MBA 2025

chloe

Chloe Jiechun Lei, Operations & Programming Coordinator, Yale School of Management – MBA 2025

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Nancy Kang, Marketing & PR Coordinator, Yale School of Management – MBA 2025

alex

Alex Amari, Marketing & PR Coordinator, Yale School of Management – MBA 2025

dhuv

Dhruv Garg, Partnership Coordinator, Yale School of Management – MBA 2024